Debra A. Evenson

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In complex partial epilepsy and in animal models of epilepsy, hippocampal mossy fibers appear to develop recurrent collaterals that invade the dentate molecular layer. Mossy fiber collaterals have been proposed to subserve recurrent excitation by forming granule cell-granule cell synapses. This hypothesis was tested by visualizing dentate granule cells and(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipose-derived stem cells are an alternative stem cell source for CNS therapies. The goals of the current study were to label adipose-derived stem cells with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles, to use MRI to guide the transplantation of adipose-derived stem cells in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-injured mice, and to localize(More)
An autoradiographic method was developed to localize sites of high-affinity, Na(+)-dependent proline uptake in the rat hippocampal formation. Hippocampal slices were incubated with [3H]proline, fixed with a glutaraldehyde/carbodiimide mixture, and cut into frozen sections. The sections were coated with photographic emulsion and autoradiograms were prepared.(More)
The toxicity of kainic acid toward rat hippocampal neurons depends on the presence of specific excitatory afferents. Acute destruction of the critical pathway essentially abolishes the neurotoxicity of intraventricular kainic acid, but some or all hippocampal neurons continue to be destroyed by locally-injected kainic acid until the critical pathway(s)(More)
The ability of full and partial benzodiazepine receptor agonists to prevent DNA fragmentation and neuronal death after transient cerebral ischemia was investigated in the Mongolian gerbil. Diazepam (10mg/kg, i.p.) or the partial agonist imidazenil (3mg/kg, i.p.) was administered 30 and 90min after transient forebrain ischemia produced by occlusion of the(More)
Infection with the tick-borne protozoa Babesia is becoming more common. Babesiosis is usually successfully treated with antibiotics but, in some cases, apheresis may also be indicated. We report two patients with babesiosis and hemolysis treated by apheresis and antibiotics. One case had traditional indications for red blood cell (RBC) exchange, and a(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombocytopenia is a major cause of morbidity and hospital expense following bone marrow transplantation. Platelet transfusions in these patients are frequently complicated by the recipient's development of antibodies to HLA class I antigens. When these patients become refractory to the transfusion of HLA-matched platelets, the recipient's(More)
Silver impregnation performed 1–2 days after transient forebrain ischemia in the Mongolian gerbil demonstrated terminal-like granular deposits in the outer two-thirds of the hippocampal dentate molecular layer (perforant path terminal zone), even though neither the cell bodies of origin of the perforant path nor the dentate granule cells were destroyed.(More)