Emily J. Kennedy

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OBJECTIVE Tricyclic antidepressant levels in red blood cells and plasma in acute overdose and their association with cardiotoxicity were studied. METHODS This was a prospective study in 15 patients with acute tricyclic antidepressant overdose. Tricyclic antidepressant parent compounds and metabolites were measured in red blood cells and plasma, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy, patient acceptability and adverse effects of low-dose mifepristone (10 mg) with the levonorgestrel regimen (2 doses of 750 microg given 12 hours apart) for emergency contraception. METHODS This randomized controlled trial compared mifepristone (10 mg) to levonorgestrel (2 doses of 750 microg given 12 hours apart) in the(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine the rate and risk factors for hospital readmission after inpatient treatment for bronchiolitis. We conducted a retrospective cohort study from 2000 to 2002. The readmission rate within 30 days was 3.7% (95% Confidence Interval: 2.1%-6.0%). Readmission was not associated with age, prematurity, respiratory(More)
To study the distribution of fluoxetine and norfluoxetine in blood compartments we determined their concentrations in red cells and plasma after the addition of 500 ng/ml of each compound to human blood in vitro. Red cell and plasma fluoxetine concentrations were 493 +/- 79 ng/ml and 454 +/- 53 ng/ml, respectively (P > 0.1). To assess the potential(More)
We have pursued our findings of glutathione reductase (GSSG-R) deficiency and disturbed glutathione in cancer patients treated with 1,3-bis-(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU), by investigating how thiol metabolism, cell proliferation, and the nitrosourea interact in human K562 leukemia. Fasting cells arrested in G greatly increased their reduced(More)
Twenty-two adult diabetic patients with clinical suspicion of foot and/or ankle infection were prospectively evaluated using radiography, technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate bone scanning (99mTc), indium-111-labeled leukocyte scanning (111In), and gallium-67 scanning (67Ga) to determine the presence of clinically suspected osteomyelitis. Biopsy for(More)
Rapid, on-site human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing has the potential to improve the delivery of prevention services in publicly funded counseling and testing sites. The Single Use Diagnostic System (SUDS) HIV-1 is the only rapid enzyme immunoassay (EIA) approved for diagnostic use in the United States. To evaluate the feasibility of using SUDS in(More)
To clarify the distribution of the antimalarial primaquine in human blood, we measured the drug separately in the liquid, cellular, and ultrafiltrate phases. Washed red cells resuspended at a hematocrit of 0.4 were exposed to a submaximal therapeutic level of 250 ng/ml of carbon 14-labeled primaquine. The tracer was recovered quantitatively in separated(More)
The fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption double-staining step-by-step procedure and proposed reference reagents for the test are described. The test and reagents were evaluated in two separate laboratories on 265 fresh sera, and test results were compared with the reference fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption test results performed in a third(More)
We have used 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea, a selective inhibitor of oxidized glutathione reductase (GSSG-R), to examine the role of this enzyme in regulating the hexose monophosphate shunt (HMS) and to explore how a variety of agents influence glucose decarboxylation in intact human red blood cells (RBCs). Substances tested included primaquine and(More)