Judy T Nguyen

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BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with early metalloproteinase (MMP) activation and extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation. We hypothesized that preserving the original ECM of the infarcted left ventricle (LV) by use of early short-term doxycycline (DOX) treatment preserves cardiac structure and function. METHODS AND RESULTS LV(More)
In this randomized, controlled multi-site study, the pacifier-activated-lullaby system (PAL) was used with 68 premature infants. Dependent variables were (a) total number of days prior to nipple feeding, (b) days of nipple feeding, (c) discharge weight, and (d) overall weight gain. Independent variables included contingent music reinforcement for(More)
The physiological and psychological stress that brain tumor patients undergo during the entire surgical experience can considerably affect several aspects of their hospitalization. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of live music therapy on quality of life indicators, amount of medications administered and length of stay for persons(More)
Although extracellular matrix-degrading enzymes matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are activated within minutes after myocardial infarction (MI), the time course of early MI-induced type I cardiac collagen degradation has not been assessed, nor has the ability of MMP inhibitor compounds, such as doxycycline (DOX), to limit these events. The objective of this(More)
PURPOSE Full-thickness macular holes affect 0.3% of the population, worldwide. This condition has a predilection for females in their sixth to seventh decade. Patients can present with severe impairment of their central vision or can be relatively asymptomatic. We believe that an optic disc hemangioblastoma adhered to the vitreous, causing an anterior(More)
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