Debra E Morrison

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Ischemia and reperfusion in myocardial infarction and stroke are associated with upregulation of leukocyte adhesion molecules, which contributes to tissue injury by facilitating leukocyte adhesion and infiltration in the affected tissues. Surgical repair of the abdominal aortic aneurysm involves clamping and declamping of the aorta, which necessarily(More)
BACKGROUND In this investigation, we sought to assess the ability of pediatric attending anesthesiologists, resident anesthesiologists, and mothers to predict anxiety during induction of anesthesia in 2 to 16-yr-old children (n = 125). METHODS Anesthesiologists and mothers provided predictions using a visual analog scale and children's anxiety was(More)
OBJECTIVES To help clarify which small renal cortical neoplasms (RCNs) require surgery by using office-based, ultrasonography-guided percutaneous renal biopsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Biopsies were performed using facilitated ultrasound targeting (FUT) technology, which incorporates a needle guide and onscreen beam-steered technology to permit highly precise(More)
RATIONALE The World Trade Center (WTC) collapse generated caustic airborne particulates that caused chronic rhinosinusitis in exposed Fire Department of New York firefighters. Surgery was performed when symptoms remained uncontrolled despite medical management. OBJECTIVES To identify predictors of surgical intervention for chronic rhinosinusitis in(More)
PURPOSE Computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous procedures are often made more difficult due to the movement of the kidney during respiration. Here we examine the use of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV), which eliminates the movement of the kidney, potentially making cryoprobe access to the kidney simpler and possibly more efficient. (More)
BACKGROUND The health effects of bisphenol A (BPA) and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) have been studied extensively in children. The impact of other chemicals in these two classes has not been investigated as fully. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional pilot study of 10-13 y old healthy children. We assessed descriptive, univariable, and(More)