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Acute abdominal compartment syndrome has recently been shown to raise intracranial pressure (ICP). This may increase the risk of ischemic neuronal damage by decreasing cerebral perfusion pressure. We report the successful management of a patient with severe multisystem injury in whom abdominal decompression dramatically reduced high ICP unresponsive to(More)
High molecular weight microtubule-associated proteins 1 and 2 (MAP-1 and MAP-2), prepared by copolymerization with tubulin, were electrophorectically separated into three and two major subcomponents, respectively, using 5% sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gels. By two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, all five MAP components were shown to possess a pI(More)
PURPOSE To determine the roles of laparoscopic abdominal exploration (LE) and diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) in the evaluation of abdominal stab wounds, we prospectively compared LE with mandatory celiotomy (MC) in 76 patients having anterior abdominal stab wounds penetrating the fascia over a 22-month period. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients(More)
The major high molecular weight microtubule-associated polypeptides from hog brain (MAP-1 and MAP-2) were compared by one- and two-dimensional peptide mapping under varied conditions and by immunological techniques. Partial digestion of MAP-1 and MAP-2 with Staphylococcus aureus V8 protease and analysis in one dimension gave rise to very similar peptide(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the potential for delafloxacin to select for resistant mutants in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), including isolates with existing mutations in the quinolone resistance determining region (QRDR). METHODS Susceptibility testing by broth microdilution was performed on 30 MRSA clinical isolates. For four of these(More)
OBJECTIVE Colloids are used clinically to minimize edema yet may have detrimental consequences on glomerular filtration. The purpose of this study is to assess the renal and hormonal effects of colloid supplementation in the fluid resuscitation of burn victims. DESIGN Analytic cohort study. MATERIAL AND METHODS Immediately following their 24 hour(More)
OBJECTIVES To quantitate duplex Doppler measurements of splanchnic perfusion to determine if these measurements are reproducible in euvolemic humans and if such measurements are sensitive to mild degrees of systemic hypovolemia. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, controlled trial. SETTING Clinical research center. PARTICIPANTS Seven fasting, healthy(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the MeOH extract of Acacia tenuifolia using the engineered yeast strains 1138, 1140, 1353, and Sc7 as the bioassay tool resulted in the isolation of the three new saponins 3, 5, and 6 and the three known saponins 1, 2, and 4. The structures of the new compounds were established on the basis of HRMS, 1D and 2D NMR spectral(More)
With the increasing numbers of older adults in our population, nurses are reexamining all aspects of nursing care in order to best meet the needs of these individuals. Normal age changes, the impact of decades of environmental challenges, successful adaptations, acute illnesses, trauma and chronic illnesses combine to create a challenge for accurate and(More)
OBJECTIVE Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the primary cause of death among US firefighters during fire suppression. In other populations, exposure to respirable particles, including ultrafine particles, has been widely implicated as a risk factor for CHD. This study is the first to report detailed characterization of respirable particles released by(More)