BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE STAT-1 is a member of a family of proteins called signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs), and recent studies have shown its involvement in the induction of apoptosis. There is limited information on the role of STAT-1 following stroke. In this study we use MRI measurements of cerebral perfusion and bioenergetic… (More)
Samples of Andropogon scoparius Michx. collected on an arsenic mine exhibited a wide range of tolerance to arsenic in solution, whereas plants of the same species growing in uncontaminated soil showed no tolerance. Arsenic tolerance must be an evolved character under genetic control. Furthermore, the degree of tolerance is related to the amount of arsenic… (More)
Adult male hamsters were maintained under 14 hours of light per day and randomly assigned to groups that received daily afternoon melatonin (25 micrograms) or vehicle injections. Animals from both groups were killed following 4, 8, and 12 weeks of treatment. By 12 weeks, the melatonin-treated hamsters had significant reductions in the weights of the testes… (More)
OBJECTIVES The authors reviewed medical student encounters during 3 years of a required psychiatry clerkship that were recorded on a web-based system of six broad competency domains (similar to ACGME-recommended domains). These were used to determine diagnoses of patients seen, clinical skills practiced, and experiences in interpersonal and communications… (More)
An Emergency Psychiatric Home Visiting Team made 624 visits to 443 patients in a 4 year period. In situations where patients were frequently psychotic, violent, or threatening violence, the team was sucessful at facilitating emergency care and defusing crisis situations. The team was equivocally successful at preventing hospitalization. Facilitation of… (More)
With increasing frequency, emergency room personnel face the anxiety of assessing suicide potential. The authors have developed and present here a mnemonic (SAD CHILDREN) which should facilitate the evaluation of potential in attempted or threatened suicide patients.