Emily S Sterling

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OBJECTIVE To measure individual antioxidants in sperm and seminal plasma from fertile and infertile men to determine if any particular antioxidant is reduced in infertile men. DESIGN Semen samples were prepared by a discontinuous Percoll gradient to separate sperm and seminal plasma, and the antioxidant concentrations of each were assessed. Samples also(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and the production of nitric oxide (NO) by human spermatozoa. Immunoreactivity was examined using a polyclonal antibody raised against porcine cerebellar nitric oxide synthase and monoclonal endothelial (eNOS) and brain (bNOS) antibodies. Using each antibody, NOS was(More)
A major dental problem confronting persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities (MR/DD) is poor dental hygiene, which can result in an increased incidence of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Studies indicate that the most obvious reason for the poor oral hygiene of such persons is their inability to clean the oral cavity adequately. The(More)
The most common infectious complication in critically ill patients is ventilator-associated pneumonia. Ventilator-associated pneumonia has significant morbidity and mortality, prolongs mechanical ventilation, and extends length of hospitalization. Despite its prevalence and impact, uniform diagnostic standards are lacking. The Centers for Disease Control,(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of epinephrine to improve the efficacy of epidurally administered drugs is assumed to result from local vasoconstriction and a consequent decrease in drug clearance. However, because drug concentration in the epidural space has never been measured, our understanding of the effect of epinephrine on epidural pharmacokinetics is(More)
BACKGROUND The pharmacokinetics of epidurally administered drugs has been the subject of many studies, yet drug concentration in the epidural space has never been measured. This study was undertaken to characterize the epidural, cerebrospinal fluid, and plasma pharmacokinetics of epidurally administered opioids on the basis of measurement of drug(More)
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