Greggory J Housler

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Silver-based wound dressings have been developed for the control of bioburden in wounds. However, the popularity and extensive use of silver-based dressings has been associated with emerging microbial resistances to silver. In this study we examined in vitro antibacterial efficacy of a bioelectric dressing containing silver and zinc against various wound(More)
Continuous production of red blood cells (RBCs) in an automated closed culture system using hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) progenitor cell populations is of interest for clinical application because of the high demand for blood transfusions. Previously, we introduced a four-compartment bioreactor that consisted of two bundles of hollow fiber microfiltration(More)
BACKGROUND There are few if any real-time physiologic measures that currently provide feedback during resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Such measures could be used to guide therapy not simply based on process guidelines but on the physiologic response of the patient from moment to moment. To this end, we applied an existing technology - quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, portable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines have become commercially available. This creates the potential to utilize extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest in the emergency department, and potentially in the out-of-hospital setting. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency tourniquet use has been associated with hemorrhage control and improved survival during the wars since 2001. The purpose of the present study is to compare the differential performance of two new tactical tourniquets with the standard-issue tourniquet to provide preliminary evidence to guide decisions on device development. METHODS A(More)
This study focused on a clinically relevant healthcare problem in the military: acute soft tissue wounds, or blisters. The trial was a prospective, controlled, randomized two-arm study evaluating the efficacy of a bioelectric dressing, Procellera®, applied topically two to three times per week for 2 weeks to blisters developed in Ranger trainees during(More)
OBJECTIVES Perforation of the chest (open pneumothorax) with and without lung injury can cause air accumulation in the chest, positive intrapleural pressure and lead to tension pneumothorax if untreated. The performance of chest seals to prevent tension physiology depends partially on their ability to adhere to the skin and seal the chest wound. Novel(More)
OBJECTIVE Functionally univentricular heart (FUH) anomalies are the leading cause of death from all structural birth defects. Total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) is the last stage of the palliative surgical reconstruction with significant late hemodynamic complications requiring high-risk heart transplantation. Alternative therapeutic options for these(More)
Novel approaches including nonpharmacological methodologies for prevention and control of microbial pathogens and emerging antibiotic resistance are urgently needed. Procellera is a wound care device consisting of a matrix of alternating silver (Ag) and zinc (Zn) dots held in position on a polyester substrate with a biocompatible binder. This(More)
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