Joshua D Nassiri

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Anatomy is an essential component of medical education as it is critical for the accurate diagnosis in organs and human systems. The mental representation of the shape and organization of different anatomical structures is a crucial step in the learning process. The purpose of this pilot study is to demonstrate the feasibility and(More)
The Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC), a sideline mental status assessment tool, was used for the U.S. Naval Academy football team. Baseline SAC data were obtained for 298 subjects; the SAC was also used in immediate assessment and subsequent monitoring of 21 concussed players. Analysis of baseline data revealed no significant difference in SAC(More)
In retrospective analysis we set up a chart review of 61 consecutively newborn infants with proven diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis. The 26 female and 35 male infants were admitted to the intensive care unit of the Department of Pediatric Surgery from 1985 to 1991. Birth weights varied from 790 to 4680 g (mean value 2408 +/- 853), gestational ages(More)
Confluent hamster tracheal surface epithelial (HTSE) cells in primary culture are enriched with secretory cells that synthesize and release mucins. Using this cell culture system, we investigated possible mechanisms of goblet cell mucin release by altering the media bathing the apical surface of HTSE cells: medium hyperosmolarity decreased mucin release,(More)
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