Janice Callahan

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To improve the clinical diagnosis of pneumococcal infection in bacteremic and nonbacteremic community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a Luminex technology-based multiplex urinary antigen detection (UAD) diagnostic assay was developed and validated. The UAD assay can simultaneously detect 13 different serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae by capturing(More)
BACKGROUND The kidney is the only organ in which adenosine is a paracrine vasoconstrictor. This raises the possibility of using adenosine A1 receptor (AA1R) antagonists to selectively vasodilate the kidney in conditions, such as congestive heart failure, in which a selective decrease in renal vascular resistance would be salutary. The present study was(More)
Ceftiofur sodium, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin, is active against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens of veterinary importance. Two studies were designed to compare the intramuscular bioavailability of the current sodium salt and the new hydrochloride salt in pigs at doses of either 3 mg or 5 mg ceftiofur equivalents (CE)/kg body weight. Twenty-six(More)
Nine male dogs (10.3-13.5 kg body weight) were randomly assigned to three groups of three dogs each and administered ceftiofur sodium subcutaneously as a single dose of 0.22, 2.2, or 4.4 mg ceftiofur free acid equivalents/kg body weight. Plasma and urine samples were collected serially for 72 h and assayed for ceftiofur and metabolites (derivatized to(More)
Two sisters with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C suffered from a progressive CNS degenerative disease which ended with death at 8 and 7 years. Light microscopic and histochemical studies revealed storage of lipid (principally sphingomyelin) in the viscera and in the central nervous system (predominantly ganglioside). Complex lipid cytosomes containing stacked(More)
The effect of bacterial infection on antibiotic activity and penetration of parenterally administered ceftiofur into implanted tissue chambers was studied in cattle. Tissue chambers were implanted subcutaneously in the paralumbar fossae of eight calves (256-290 kg body weight). Approximately 80 days after implantation, the two chambers on one side of each(More)
An HPLC method was developed and validated for the determination of ceftiofur-related metabolites that have the potential to be microbiologically active in swine muscle, kidney, liver and fat. Its performance was evaluated against incurred-residue swine tissues. This method is based on the cleavage of the disulfide and/or thioester bonds between the(More)
We report a case of Farber lipogranulomatosis in a girl with hepatosplenomegaly, macular cherry-red spot, and subcutaneous nodules who developed liver dysfunction with jaundice and ascites, and myelophthisic anaemia because of infiltration of bone marrow with storage cells. Acid ceramidase assay confirmed the diagnosis. We conclude that the bone marrow(More)
Ceftiofur sodium, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin, is active against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens of veterinary importance. This study was designed to compare the bioequivalence of the sodium salt in cattle after a single intramuscular (i.m.) or subcutaneous dose (s.c.) of 2.2 mg ceftiofur equivalents/kg body weight. The criteria used to(More)
We report the sustained cultivation of both B- and T-lymphoblastoid cell lines from randomly selected healthy donors, and the results of studies defining the frequency with which these cell lines can be established. B-cell lines were initiated using the Epstein-Barr virus. Of 52 attempts, 40 B-cell lines (77% success) were obtained from 24 different donors.(More)