Kelly Carter Nelson

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We tested the hypothesis that brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) harbor Sarcocystis neurona, the agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), and act as intermediate hosts for this parasite. In summer 1999, wild caught brown-headed cowbirds were collected and necropsied to determine infection rate with Sarcocystis spp. by macroscopic inspection.(More)
Rapid worldwide urbanization calls for a better understanding of the biogeochemical cycling of those macroelements that have large environmental impacts in cities. This study, part of the Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project, quantified fluxes of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) at the scale of individual households in the Minneapolis-Saint(More)
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease associated with autoantibodies directed against the hemidesmosomal proteins BP180 and BP230 and inflammation. Passive transfer of antibodies to the murine BP180 (mBP180) induces a skin disease that closely resembles human BP. In the present study, we defined the roles of the different(More)
Sarcocystis neurona is a protozoan parasite that can cause neurological deficits in infected horses. The route of transmission is by fecal-oral transfer of sporocysts from opossums. However, the species identity and the lifecycle are not completely known. In this study, Sarcocystis merozoites from eight isolates obtained from Michigan horses were compared(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive cutaneous tumor that combines the local recurrence rates of infiltrative nonmelanoma skin cancer with the regional and distant metastatic rates of thick melanoma. The NCCN Guidelines for Merkel Cell Carcinoma provide recommendations on the diagnosis and management of this aggressive disease based on clinical(More)
We reported four families with familial Barrett's esophagus (FBE) in 1993. This follow-up study includes an additional 16 families with FBE, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and BE-related adenocarcinoma (BEAC) highlighting the familial trends of inheritance. A retrospective survey of endoscopic and histopathological reports on 95 confirmed cases of(More)
BACKGROUND Melanoma of the female genitalia has poor overall prognosis. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS To examine prognostic factors influencing survival, the Duke Melanoma and Tumor Registry Databases were queried for patients who had received their clinical care at Duke University Medical Center, with a diagnosis of melanoma of the female genitalia, including(More)
IMPORTANCE Effective patient-physician communication is essential for optimal health care. Recent introduction of online patient portals to access test results are changing the communication landscape, but regulatory guidelines for the online release of biopsy results vary from state to state. OBJECTIVES To assess patient preferences for receiving skin(More)