Katie McDermott

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We evaluated the efficacy of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in attenuating neurobehavioral deficits following lateral fluid percussion (FP) brain injury. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (345-425 g, n = 88) were anesthetized and subjected to FP brain injury of moderate severity (2.4-2.9 atm). In Study 1, IGF-1 (1.0 mg/kg, n = 9) or vehicle (n = 14) was(More)
The present study evaluates the therapeutic effects of delayed administration of bFGF on cognitive dysfunction and histopathological damage following lateral fluid-percussion (FP) brain injury. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to learn a visuospatial task in a Morris Water Maze (MWM) paradigm and then were anesthetized and subjected to either FP brain(More)
This is a follow-up study of a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in accordance with the condition for Food and Drug Administration approval for pulsed electromagnetic fields. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of pulsed electromagnetic fields for spinal fusion. An earlier clinical(More)
We examine the effects of firm-level transparency on the variability and covariability of liquidity across a wide range of countries, with a particular focus on crisis periods. We find that firms with greater transparency, as measured by quality of accounting standards, quality of auditor, level of earnings management, analyst following and analyst forecast(More)
Mechanoreceptor fatigue, the reduction in number of impulses with repeated presentations of the same mechanical stimulus, was studied in facial hairy skin of the cat. We found that the variables that influence the magnitude of fatigue are, in order to importance: stimulus duration, interstimulus interval and stimulus amplitude. We also found that in about(More)
SANGWAN KIM: Accounting Quality, Corporate Acquisition, and Financing Decisions (Under the direction of Jeffery S. Abarbanell) This paper examines the extent to which the quality of financial accounting information disciplines manager interests to align with stockholder interests in corporate acquisition and financing decisions. I find that, after(More)
This study examines whether an unexpected shock to the risk of class-action lawsuits filed under securities laws affects the level of discretionary revenues, the market reaction to unexpected revenues, and the likelihood of restatements. I identify a court decision that reduced the risk of shareholder litigation for firms headquartered within a single(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of the new Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) model M4. The device consists of a porous polyethylene shell designed for improved tissue integration and reduced encapsulation of the plate for better intraocular pressure (IOP) control. METHODS Medical records of patients with an AGV M4 implantation between December 1, 2012(More)
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