Michael Banks

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The purpose of the present study was to determine whether corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is involved in mediating the expression of conditioned defeat in male Syrian hamsters. The present study examined the effects of two different competitive CRF receptor antagonists on the expression of conditioned defeat. Specifically, Experiment 1 examined whether(More)
BACKGROUND Tube thoracostomy remains the standard of care for the treatment of pneumothoraces and simple effusions. This report describes a favorable experience with the 8.3 French pigtail catheter as a less invasive alternative to traditional chest tube insertion. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 109 consecutive pigtail catheter placements. Catheters(More)
The virological, clinical, and histopathological manifestations of acute and experimentally reactivated infections of eyes and trigeminal ganglia have been studied following intranasal infection of rabbits with herpes simplex virus type 1 (strain KOS-63). All animals shed virus in nasal secretions, but only three shed virus in tear film during the first 12(More)
Rose bengal dye is thought to highlight corneal lesions induced by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) by virtue of its binding to dead or dying HSV-1-infected epithelial cells. However, whether rose bengal binds specifically to damaged versus normal corneal epithelial cells is unclear. To determine the binding properties of rose bengal, the authors(More)
The virological, clinical and electrophysiological manifestations of acute and experimentally reactivated infections of the rabbit central nervous system (CNS) and trigeminal ganglia have been studied after intranasal infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (strain KOS-63). All animals shed virus in nasal secretions during the acute phase of infection.(More)
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