Jessica Chitwood

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Augmentation and substitution grafting was performed in 48 adult canine stifles after anterior cruciate ligament resection. Four surgical reconstructions were performed: substitution in over-the-top fashion intra-articularly with just the Dacron implant; intra-articular substitution with tibial and femoral drill holes; over-the-top substitution(More)
Twenty-four male rats were divided into four groups, with anabolic steroids and exercise as variables. Biomechanical tests and histological evaluations were performed. The results of the biomechanical tests suggested that anabolic steroids produce a stiffer tendon, which fails with less elongation. The energy at the time when the tendon failed, the(More)
The paper presents the kinematic analysis of motion segments of ten, humanlumbar spines. In order to achieve this objective, a spine fixture and a linkage transducer were designed. The spine fixture is capable of holding the motion segment in a prescribed plane of loading. With the designed fixture it becomes possible to apply three types of shear loads,(More)
To assess the frequency with which acromegaly is caused by ectopic secretion of GRF, we collected plasma samples from 177 unselected acromegalic patients. The samples together with those of three acromegalic patients with previously diagnosed tumors secreting GRF and of normal subjects were assayed in 3 independent GRF RIAs. Plasma immunoreactive GRF(More)
A centrifugal analyzer method was developed for measuring the MB isoenzyme of creatine kinase (EC 2.7.3.2) in serum by use of a specific immunochemical technique that avoids interference from CK-BB and adenylate kinase. Enzymatic activity was measured kinetically at 30 degrees C with an optimized reagent containing creatine phosphate as substrate. The(More)
Two growth hormone-deficient children were treated with growth hormone-releasing factor for six months. The pattern of administration--1 to 3 micrograms per kilogram of body weight, given subcutaneously over one minute every three hours by infusion pump--was chosen to simulate growth hormone secretion in normal children. During the first week of therapy,(More)
Cowpea bacterial blight (CoBB, Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. vignicola, Xav) is the most important bacterial disease of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) because it prevalent in all major cowpea growing areas worldwide, and the use of host resistance is the primary method to control this disease. Genetic diversity and association analysis were conducted for CoBB(More)
Research on institutionalized drug abusers has produced a profile of drug users which at times has been applied improperly to all individuals who manifest drug-related problems. This study compares a sample of drug treatment clients with a sample of emergency room patients who have acute drug reaction problems to ascertain the extent to which the(More)