Kristine Ward

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lightning strikes on the cardiovascular system. BACKGROUND A lightning strike can attack its victims in one of three ways: direct hit, splash or ground strike. The cardiovascular system can be affected directly by mechanical or electrical trauma during a direct hit or can be indirectly(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if creatine supplementation assisted with reducing the amount of exercise induced muscle damage and if creatine supplementation aided in recovery from exercise induced muscle damage. Two groups of subjects (group 1 = creatine; group 2 = placebo) participated in an eccentric exercise protocol following 7 and(More)
Prospective sonographic evaluation after water ingestion in 25 normal children aged 2 days to 15 years (mean 6.3 years) demonstrated that normal gastric wall thickness was less than 3 mm. Gastric walls of 5-15 mm thickness were seen in nine of about 6500 children undergoing abdominal sonographic examinations. These nine patients had a variety of unusual(More)
This dose-escalation study was performed to evaluate safety and efficacy of imiquimod 5% cream in the treatment of uncircumcised men with penile warts associated with the foreskin. The cream was applied 3 times/week (n=34) or once per day (n=30) over 8+/-2 h. Imiquimod 5% cream was safe in both treatment groups. However, the 3 times/week regimen was better(More)
We report 2 rare cases of renal adenocarcinoma with solitary metastasis to the contralateral adrenal gland, 1 recognized synchronously with the primary neoplasm and 1 found 15 years after nephrectomy. The latter case represents the longest reported interval between nephrectomy and treatment of a solitary contralateral adrenal metastasis of renal(More)
High dose cyclophosphamide (HDC) has been successfully used for the treatment of a variety of autoimmune diseases. In this study, we sought to determine whether the use of high dose cyclophosphamide provided stabilization of relapsing remitting MS (RRMS), secondary progressive MS (SPMS), or primary progressive MS (PPMS). The parameters evaluated were EDSS(More)
The value of DNA ploidy as a prognostic indicator is well established in many cancers, but recent studies in childhood rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) have been contradictory. In a retrospective study of 128 cases of soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) diagnosed since 1980, the prognostic value of clinical, histological and flow cytometric parameters was compared, using(More)
Xerosis is defined as dehydration of skin characterized by redness, dry scaling, and fine crackling that may resemble the crackling of porcelain. The present double-blind trial was a randomized paired comparison study evaluating the keratolytic effect of 5% salicylic acid and 10% urea ointment (Kerasal) on one foot and 12% ammonium lactate lotion(More)
The case of a 27-year-old female, 5 years after a motor vehicle accident that resulted in spinal cord damage, is reviewed. She progressed well after her accident for 4 years, at which time she developed a neuropathic heel ulceration, aggravated by her calcaneal gait and pregnancy weight gain. The rarity of such a case involving neuropathic ulceration and(More)
Flow cytometry has enabled the objective assessment of cellular morphology and activity, which can also be biochemically evaluated by measuring products of cellular metabolism, such as cyclic 3'5' guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). Using paraffin-embedded formalin-fixed material obtained from the primary operation, an analysis of the correlation between(More)
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