Jay F. Griffin

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We used the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test to study the incidence of acquired color vision defects in 16 patients with unilateral and and seven patients with bilateral retrobulbar optic neuritis whose visual acuity had recovered to 6/12 (20/40) or better. We recorded the visual-evoked response to a pattern stimulus on the same day. All 30 affected eyes(More)
Tuberculosis (Tb) caused by Mycobacterium bovis is a worldwide threat to livestock and humans. One control strategy is to breed livestock that are more resistant to Mycobacterium bovis. In a 3-year heritability study 6 farmed red deer stags were selected from 39 on the basis of their differing responses to experimental challenge via the tonsillar sac with(More)
OBJECTIVE Optic disk drusen are relatively benign lesions of the eye but can cause visual symptoms and may occasionally mimic papilledema on funduscopy. We studied the range of sonographic findings and determined if sonography can be used to diagnose this condition in the absence of typical funduscopic findings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sonography of the eyes(More)
The conformation of [Leu5]enkephalin is produced by a Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe beta bend stabilized by antiparallel hydrogen bonding between tyrosine and phenylalanine. On the basis of a comparison of the observed structure with the structure of known opiate agonists, three hydrophilic and two hydrophobic regions have been identified as contributing to the(More)
While many factors contribute to resistance and susceptibility to infectious disease, a major component is the genotype of the host and the way in which it is expressed. Johne's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease affecting ruminants and is caused by infection with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). We have previously(More)
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OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of radiography and computed tomography (CT) in predicting implant position in relation to the vertebral canal in the cervical and thoracolumbar vertebral column. STUDY DESIGN In vitro imaging and anatomic study. ANIMALS Medium-sized canine cadaver vertebral columns (n=12). METHODS Steinmann pins were inserted into(More)
BACKGROUND Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in wildlife species poses a threat to domestic livestock in many situations. Control programs for bTB in livestock depend on testing and slaughtering the positive animals; however, the currently available diagnostic tests often have poor specificity. In our previous study, we developed a specific and sensitive enzyme(More)