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Aging alters the vascular response to extracellular nucleotides. However, the molecular mechanisms that underlie the effect of aging remain unclear. We investigated the mRNA expression of P2X(1), P2Y(1), P2Y(2) subtypes of the nucleotide receptors (P2) in the basilar artery, aorta and carotid artery from male Sprague-Dawley rats, 2-months and 19-months old.(More)
INTRODUCTION Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is of particular interest to urologists through its effects on the function of the lower urinary tract. Tethering of the spinal cord can result in bladder dysfunction with multiple manifestations, clinically raging from urinary retention and detrusor under-activity to urinary incontinence, over-activity of the(More)
OBJECT This report summarizes the treatments and outcomes of a large series of patients with pediatric head injuries (PHIs), who were admitted to a tertiary pediatric trauma center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2006. METHODS Data were retrieved from the Department of Neurosurgery's Brain Trauma(More)
BACKGROUND Acute hydrocephalus (HCP) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) often persists. Our previous study described factors that singly and combined in a formula correlate with permanent CSF diversion. We now aimed to determine whether the same parameters are applicable at an institution with different HCP management practice. METHODS We(More)
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