Krista Dowling

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We examined whether blockade of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) receptors by a non-peptide CRF antagonist (DMP696) would attenuate the stress hyper-responsiveness that occurs in response to maternal separation. In a social interaction test as well as the elevated plus maze, adult male rats, which had been maternally separated as infants, displayed more(More)
Respiratory epithelium is both a target and an effector of airway inflammation. Adhesion molecules on epithelium play an important role in a variety of airway diseases. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important pathogen for airway diseases in infants. The expression of adhesion molecules on epithelium in RSV infection, however, is unclear. The(More)
The Medicare home health interim payment system (IPS) implemented in fiscal year 1998 provided very strong incentives for home health agencies (HHAs) to reduce the number of visits provided to each Medicare user and to avoid those beneficiaries whose Medicare plan of care was likely to exceed the average beneficiary cost limit. We analyzed multiple years of(More)
Among American children and adolescents aged 1 to 17 years, the 12- to 17-year-olds represent the largest users of outpatient mental health services. This study utilizes a nationally representative sample of this age group from the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health to illuminate predictors of services use from three treatment settings: day(More)
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