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Renal injury is greater in male compared with female rats after renal wrap (RW) hypertension. We investigated the role of gonadal steroids in the sex differences in RW disease severity in male (M) and female (F), castrated (Cast), and ovariectomized (OVX) rats and after dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and 17beta-estradiol (E2) treatment. Male castration(More)
Peripheral nerve injuries lead to a variety of pathological conditions, including paresis or paralysis when the injury involves motor axons. We have been studying ways to enhance the regeneration of peripheral nerves using daily electrical stimulation (ES) following a facial nerve crush injury. In our previous studies, ES was not initiated until 24 h after(More)
As "atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors" (ATRTs) may mimic "small round blue cell tumors" (SRBCT), we reexamined our ATRT experience focusing upon INI-1 immunohistochemistry (IHC). All high-grade pediatric brain tumors occurring from 1986-2006 at our institution underwent INI-1 IHC. Clinicopathologic data from each INI-1 immunonegative case were reviewed.(More)
We report a case of microsporidial stromal keratitis successfully treated with topical voriconazole and oral itraconazole. A 30-year-old Hispanic male construction worker who wears contacts lenses presented with left eye erythematous, epiphora, and mild pain increasing over few days after failing previous antibiotics treatment. His best corrected visual(More)
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