Emile Damas

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The rabbit catecholamine responses to bacterial toxins commonly found in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) victims were studied as part of a proposed animal model for SIDS. Six bacterial toxins commonly isolated from SIDS baby feces and a comparison endotoxin were injected intravenously (i.v.) and intraluminarily (i.l.) to determine their effects on(More)
Recent studies have implicated various toxigenic bacteria and their toxins in the aetiology of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Therefore the effect of six bacterial toxins on the cardiorespiratory system of the rabbit was studied as a model for SIDS. The toxins' effect on the heart rate, arterial blood pressure, and breathing of anaesthetized rabbits(More)
Laparoscopic surgery has been shown to have many favorable effects on surgical outcomes and postoperative recovery times. However, the cost of currently available training programs, such as the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), limits their adoption in developing countries. To address this cost constraint, educators at the Justinian University(More)
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