Heather M. Kaminski

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Despite their potent antimicrobial activity, the usefulness of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as antibiotics has been limited by their toxicity to eukaryotic cells and a lack of stability in vivo. In the present study we examined the effects of introducing D-lysine residues into a 15-residue hybrid AMP containing residues 1–7 of cecropin A and residues 2–9(More)
In a retrospective study, 155 women who had epidural analgesia only for pain relief during labor and delivery were matched by age, parity, and race with 155 women who had either pudendal or local analgesia for delivery. Infant birth weights were similar in the two groups. The frequency of low forceps, vacuum extraction, and midforceps delivery in the(More)
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