Joya D Pickett

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To characterize the inhibitory effect of a static magnetic field, action potentials (AP) were elicited by intracellular application of 1 ms depolarizing current pulses of constant amplitude to the somata of adult mouse dorsal root ganglion neurons in monolayer dissociated cell culture. During the control period, < 5% of stimuli failed to elicit AP. During(More)
This study describes the short- and long-term outcome of 44 consecutive percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty procedures performed in 42 elderly patients (age 77.8 +/- 7 years) with calcific aortic stenosis. The initial success rate was 95%, with the peak aortic valve pressure gradient declining from a mean of 82 +/- 32 mm Hg to 44 +/- 23 mm Hg and(More)
Fluid boluses are often administered with the aim of improving tissue hypoperfusion in shock. However, only approximately 50% of patients respond to fluid administration with a clinically significant increase in stroke volume. Fluid overload can exacerbate pulmonary edema, precipitate respiratory failure, and prolong mechanical ventilation. Therefore, it is(More)
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) aims to improve public health practice by increasing the use of effective interventions. The Community Guide summarizes what is known regarding the effectiveness of selected population-based interventions and information about additional benefits and harms of the interventions. Community Guide(More)
The appearance of a firm, nodular, cord-like structure in the coronal sulcus of the penis has heretofore been considered and reported in the urologic literature as thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins. Further study and review of the literature reveal this condition to be a traumatic lymphangitis which is directly related to sexual trauma and runs a(More)
Postpyloric placement of feeding tubes into the duodenum or jejunum is often recommended to support early feeding, improve tolerance of enteral nutrition, and decrease the risk of aspiration pneumonia. Achieving small bowel feeding tube placement can be a difficult, time-consuming, and costly process that may delay the initiation of enteral nutrition.(More)
Segmental ureteral replacement with free autogenous fibroelastic Dacron tube grafts in three dogs was unsuccessful during preliminary trials. However, a proliferation of urothelium, smooth muscle, and blood vessels throughout the length of the grafts was demonstrated, providing an encouraging potential for further investigations. Technical refinements are(More)
Administration of thrombolytic agents to patients with misdiagnosis of acute myocardial infarction can result in serious side effects. A case of aortic dissection that was misdiagnosed as acute myocardial infarction and received rtPA is reported. Within 1 hour of rtPA infusion, the patient developed cardiac tamponade. Type 1 aortic dissection was diagnosed(More)
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