Michelle Goldie

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Standardized Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 has been shown to inhibit inflammatory hyperalgesia in rats; however, the mechanism of action is not known. This study set out to investigate the anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of bilobalide, a unique G. biloba constituent, in three well-characterized models of acute inflammatory pain. The effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Oral administration of the standardized Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® has been shown to inhibit thermal hyperalgesia in rodent models of inflammatory and postsurgical pain, but the mechanism underlying these effects is not known. We sought to determine the site of action of EGb 761 by investigating the antihyperalgesic and antiinflammatory(More)
Several large retrospective cohort studies demonstrate that pre-eclampsia is common in asthmatics. Whether airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), a hallmark of asthma, is associated with pre-eclampsia is unknown. We measured AHR, using a methacholine challenge, and atopy in 19 women 3-60 months postpartum following pre-eclamptic or normotensive pregnancies. The(More)
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