Katherine Wood

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The rate of decline in the median frequency (MF) of the surface EMG power spectrum (MFgrad) has been evaluated for its use in monitoring the fatigability of the erector spinae muscles during the performance of submaximal isometric contractions. MFgrad consistently displayed a highly significant relationship with endurance time for the task (p < 0.05),(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary hemoglobinopathy characterized by microvascular vaso-occlusion with erythrocytes containing polymerized sickle (S) hemoglobin, erythrocyte hemolysis, vasculopathy, and both acute and chronic multiorgan injury. It is associated with steady state increases in plasma cell-free hemoglobin and overproduction of reactive(More)
INTRODUCTION A single sample study was undertaken to determine the strength and direction of correlations between: a) breast size and thoracic spine or posterior chest wall pain; b) bra fit and thoracic spine or posterior chest wall pain and; c) breast size and bra fit, in thirty nulliparous women (18-26 years), with thoracic spine or posterior chest wall(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the pattern of pregnancy loss in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage (RM). DESIGN Retrospective, observational study. SETTING A tertiary referral center for RM. PATIENT(S) Five hundred thirty-eight subjects with RM. INTERVENTION(S) Women with antiphospholipid syndrome were treated with clexane and aspirin; some(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although the CD40-CD40 ligand (CD40L) signaling pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, the nature of its contribution to intestinal inflammation remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether CD40-CD40L contributes to the intestinal(More)
Although blood cell-endothelial cell adhesion and oxidative stress have been implicated in the pathogenesis of sickle cell disease (SCD), the nature of the linkage between these vascular responses in SCD remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether superoxide derived from endothelial cell-associated NADPH oxidase mediates the(More)
1. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder of haemoglobin synthesis that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to sequelae of episodic vaso-occlusive events: pain crises and multiorgan damage. The microvascular responses to the initiation, progression and resolution of vaso-occlusive events are consistent with an inflammatory(More)
There is growing evidence for an interplay between inflammatory and coagulation pathways in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, it remains unclear whether components of the coagulation pathway, such as tissue factor (TF), contribute to intestinal inflammation, and whether targeting TF will blunt the inflammatory cell recruitment, tissue(More)
Whereas the adhesion of leukocytes and erythrocytes to vascular endothelium has been implicated in the vasooclusive events associated with sickle cell disease, the role of platelet-vessel wall interactions in this process remains undefined. The objectives of this study were to: 1) determine whether the adhesion of platelets and leukocytes in cerebral(More)