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Coxsackievirus (CV) is an important human pathogen that has been linked to the development of autoimmunity. An intact pancreatic beta cell IFN response is critical for islet cell survival and… (More)
Although lymphocyte infiltration and islet destruction are hallmarks of diabetes, the mechanisms of beta-cell destruction are not fully understood. One issue that remains unresolved is whether… (More)
Pancreatic beta-cell antiviral defense plays a critical role in protection from coxsackievirus B4 (CVB4)-induced diabetes. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that interferon (IFN)-induced… (More)
Quality Improvement (QI) is required in all aspects of the healthcare field. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) poses unique QI challenges. This article explores some of these challenges and provides… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A potential way to improve prehospital stroke care and patient handoff is hospital-directed feedback for emergency medical service (EMS) providers. We evaluated whether a… (More)