James R Marrone

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Entamoeba histolytica meningoencephalitis has not been described in the modern literature, which is distinct from that caused by free-living amoebae. We report the first case of E. histolytica meningoencephalitis without liver or brain abscesses. Cerebrospinal fluid revealed 2 + very motile trophozoites. Our patient was successfully treated with intravenous(More)
The effects of the vascular selective nonsulfonylurea guanidine ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP+) channel-blocking agent U-37883A on vasodilator and vasoconstrictor responses were investigated in the pulmonary and hindlimb vascular beds of the cat. Under elevated tone conditions, both U-37883A and the sulfonylurea KATP+ antagonist, glibenclamide, attenuated(More)
Acute rheumatic fever is common among Samoans in Hawaii. During 2 visits to evaluate the magnitude of rheumatic fever problem among Samoans in American Samoa, we identified 148 patients with rheumatic fever on penicillin prophylaxis. Retrospective chart reviews were done showing possible delays in diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever.
The effects of the nitric oxide (NO) synthesis inhibitor L-N5-(1-iminoethyl)-ornithine (L-NIO) on baseline tone and on responses to the endothelium-dependent vasodilator agents were investigated in the pulmonary vascular bed of the cat under constant-flow conditions. When administered in doses of 1 and 5 mg/kg i.v., L-NIO inhibited pulmonary vasodilator(More)
Pulmonary vascular responses to the novel diazeniumdiolate nitric oxide (NO) donors diethylamine/NO, diethylenetriamine/NO, spermine/NO, sulfite/NO, and angeli's salt, were investigated and compared in the intact-chest cat. Under conditions of controlled blood flow, when tone in the pulmonary vascular bed had been raised to a high steady level, intralobar(More)
Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngeal colonization rates were determined among 1061 asymptomatic students in Hawaii and American Samoa where acute rheumatic fever rates are high. All GAS isolates were emm sequence typed. Although pharyngeal colonization rates were low in Hawaii (3.4%), Pacific Islander children had significantly higher colonization rates(More)
The present study was undertaken to investigate and compare responses to the cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhibitors siguazodan (type III, guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP)-inhibited adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP)), rolipram (type IV, cAMP-specific), and zaprinast (type V, cGMP-specific) in the feline pulmonary vascular bed.(More)
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