Jennifer N Black

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Two distinct Cl/anion exchange activities (Cl/HCO(3) and Cl/OH) identified in apical membranes of rat distal colon are distributed in cell type-specific patterns. Cl/HCO(3) exchange is expressed only in surface cells, whereas Cl/OH exchange is localized in surface and crypt cells. Dietary Na depletion substantially inhibits Cl/HCO(3) but not Cl/OH exchange.(More)
We compared the effectiveness of 2 surgical interventions for improving word recognition ability in a quiet environment among patients who presented with: (1) bilateral, precipitously sloping, high-frequency hearing loss; (2) relatively good auditory thresholds at and below 500 Hz, and (3) poor speech recognition. In 1 intervention (n = 25), a conventional(More)
The development and application of a novel, sensitive TaqMan fluorescent probe-based product enhanced RT test (F-PERT) for the detection of retrovirus are described. The assay allows discrimination between the amplification signals generated by genuine positive signals that result from retroviral RT activity and the RT-like activity from DNA polymerases.(More)
Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and/or pro-urokinase (pro-UK) induced lysis of standard 125I-fibrin clots suspended in plasma was studied. Doses were kept below the concentration at which a nonspecific effect was seen, i.e., where fibrinogenolysis and major plasminogen consumption were observed. Small amounts of t-PA potentiated clot lysis by pro-UK by(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether men and women admitted to a university teaching hospital for a low-trauma hip fracture were diagnosed, evaluated, or treated for osteoporosis during admission or for up to 1 year after admission. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colorado. PATIENTS One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE Intertester reliability is imperative during the sonographic assessment of patellar tendinopathy because hypoechoic areas can change over time, and repeated examination may involve multiple examiners. Given that, to our knowledge, it has not been reported in the literature, the objective of this study was to investigate the intertester reliability(More)
The authors report a case of coronary arteriomegaly in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and multiple aneurysms who presented with myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography revealed distal "pruning" of vessels without occlusive disease. Fibroblast cultures excluded Ehlers-Danlos syndrome types IV and VII. Literature review suggests this may(More)
We analyzed 102 unconcentrated cerebrospinal fluids from a variety of neurologic diseases for oligoclonal IgG bands by isoelectric focusing in agarose gel followed by staining with silver. Ten to 12 microliter of cerebrospinal fluid containing 0.4-0.8 microgram of IgG was found to be optimum. Cerebrospinal fluid from 38 of 40 patients with clinically(More)
Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare, malignant neoplasm of the lymphohematopoietic system that usually occurs in the skin, lymph node, and intestinal tract. Here we describe a unique case of primary central nervous system histiocytic sarcoma that initially showed an indolent clinical course following local resection and radiotherapy. However, relapse of disease(More)