Fabia Gamboni

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BACKGROUND Paraplegia continues to complicate thoracoabdominal aortic interventions. The elusive mechanism of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury has delayed the development of pharmacological adjuncts. Microglia, the resident macrophages of the central nervous system, can have pathological responses after a variety of insults. This can occur through(More)
Voltage-gated sodium channels are largely localized to the nodes of Ranvier in myelinated axons, providing a physiological basis for saltatory conduction. What happens to these channels in demyelinated axons is not known with certainty. Experimentally demyelinated axons were examined by using a well-characterized, polyclonal antibody directed against sodium(More)
The cellular composition of ovine corpora lutea obtained during the early (Day 4), mid (Days 8 and 12), and late (Day 16) stages of the estrous cycle was determined by morphometric analysis. Individual corpora lutea were collected via midventral laparotomy from a total of 19 ewes. A center slice from each corpus luteum was processed for electron microscopy(More)
The axolemmal distribution of voltage-gated sodium channels largely determines the regions of axonal electrical excitability. Using a well-characterized anti-sodium channel antibody, we examined peripheral nerve fibers focally injured by exposure to the neurotoxic agent, potassium tellurite (K2TeO3). Immunocytochemical and radioimmunoassay data showed a(More)
Painful neuromas from 16 patients were examined using site-specific antisodium channel antibodies employed in immunocytochemical and radioimmunoassay methods. Normal sural nerves from six of these patients served as controls. Immunocytochemistry showed abnormal segmental accumulation of sodium channels within many axons in the neuromas. Dens(More)
Two experiments were conducted to examine the effect of treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or ovine luteinizing hormone (LH) on the number and size distribution of steroidogenic luteal cells. In Experiment I, 27 ewes were assigned to one of three groups: 1) hCG (300 IU, i.v.) administered on Days 5 and 7.5 of the estrous cycle (Day 0 =(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) is associated with a fourfold increased risk of mortality. Hyperfibrinolysis is a component of TIC, but its mechanism is poorly understood. Plasminogen activation inhibitor (PAI-1) degradation by activated protein C has been proposed as a mechanism for deregulation of the plasmin system in hemorrhagic shock, but(More)
Receptors for prostaglandin (PG) F2 alpha in the ovine corpus luteum are localized on large steroidogenic luteal cells. Therefore, it was hypothesized that during luteolysis, the first demonstrable effects of PGF2 alpha would occur in the population of large luteal cells. To test this hypothesis, the numbers and sizes of large and small luteal cells,(More)
INTRODUCTION Systemic hyperfibrinolysis (accelerated clot degradation) and fibrinolysis shutdown (impaired clot degradation) are associated with increased mortality compared with physiologic fibrinolysis after trauma. Animal models have not reproduced these changes. We hypothesize rodents have a shutdown phenotype that require an exogenous profibrinolytic(More)
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that aerosolized inhaled hypertonic saline given at the onset of resuscitation will decrease acute lung injury following hemorrhagic shock, by inhibiting the release of epithelial derived proinflammatory mediators. DESIGN Animal study. SETTING Animal-care facility procedure room in a medical center. SUBJECTS Adult male(More)