Melissa Meighan

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We present a retrospective comparative analysis of 209 amniotic fluid samples and the neonatal outcome. The presence of phosphatidylglycerol in 159 transabdominal amniotic fluid samples and the associated lung status indicated a 98% prediction rate for absence of respiratory distress syndrome with 1.8% false-positive results corrected to 0%. Twenty-nine(More)
Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) was used to determine the bulk metal elemental composition of 62 modern bronze sculptures cast in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century from the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a result, a comprehensive survey of the alloy(More)
The prevalence of demyelinated fibers in mixed nerve (sciatic) and cutaneous nerve (sural) and the change in lead levels in various tissues over time were assessed in a model of lead neuropathy in the rat. Long-Evans rats were given drinking water containing 4% lead acetate and killed between one and 213 days of exposure. Lead levels in blood, brain,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The approved treatment by the Food and Drug Administration for acute ischemic stroke is intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA). After IV tPA administration, patients are monitored for adverse events using an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline instituted in 1996. There is limited evidence(More)
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