Lianne Brown

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The objective of these experiments was to quantify the pattern of change in arterial blood pressure (BP) during a discriminative aversive classical conditioning paradigm in rat using a new "high resolution" computer analysis. Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 5) were restrained in a soft, conical cloth pouch and conditioned using a 6 sec. pulsed tone (CS+) followed(More)
Adult Fisher 344 rats were subjected to a unilateral impact to the dorsal cortex above the hippocampus at 3.5 m/second, resulting in a 2-mm cortical depression. This caused severe cortical damage and neuronal loss in hippocampus subfields CA1, CA3, and hilus. Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) was assessed by injecting the protein horseradish(More)
The object of this experiment is to analyze the neural control of arterial blood pressure (BP) during rest and a sudden behavioral stress. Sprague-Dawley rats were classically conditioned by following a 15-s tone (CS+) with a 0.5-s tail shock. Bipolar renal nerve electrodes and a caudal artery catheter were implanted. Two days later BP and sympathetic(More)
Interactions of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) with blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were assessed in conscious rats while they rested quietly in a cloth sock (n = 7), roamed freely in their home cage (n = 6), and then after anesthesia with pentobarbital (30 mg/kg; n = 7). The power and coherence spectra below 3 Hz were calculated from data(More)
Restless leg syndrome is a frequently misdiagnosed and often misunderstood condition contributing to a complaint of insomnia in geriatric patients. Various pharmacologic agents used to treat the condition are often ineffective and have not consistently provided relief for the majority of patients with this condition. Our recent experience with Xanax(More)
Thirty patients with polysomnographically confirmed narcolepsy were treated with GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) for up to 30 weeks. The number of nightly awakenings significantly decreased, while Stages 3 and 4 sleep substantially increased. The clinical symptoms of cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnogogic hallucinations, daily naps, and sleep attacks all showed(More)
The 'E test' is a method for measuring MICs of antimicrobial agents against bacteria and is based on diffusion of a pre-formed antibiotic gradient from a plastic strip. The performance of the E test was evaluated by comparison with a conventional agar dilution MIC method in tests with ten agents and a variety of organisms. Correlation between MICs by the(More)
Follicular carcinoma of the thyroid has the propensity for microscopic angioinvasion. Tumor extension into the great veins has been previously reported primarily as a postmortem finding. Most patients have a long history of a substernal goiter and appear initially with superior vena cava syndrome. We studied a case of intraluminal invasion of the superior(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE [corrected] Traditional herbal medicines are often used for the treatment of different diseases in developing countries, especially in the rural areas where a lack of an efficient primary health care system is usually experienced. Many patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus are taking traditional herbal(More)
A 91-year-old man had a symptomatic, enlarging abdominal aortic aneurysm in association with horseshoe kidney. He underwent successful surgical resection. Difficulties, secondary to the inter-relationship of the renal artery supply and the aneurysm, are discussed. This patient is 15 years older than the previously oldest reported patient with these two(More)