Nicola M Nicolaisen

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Pulmonary macrophages are an important component of immune defense against inhaled foreign particles and microorganisms. In humans and other mammals, exposure to moderate amounts of ozone (O3) can inhibit functional capacities of alveolar macrophages. In many wilderness areas downwind of urban centers, ozone levels frequently exceed national standards. We(More)
Overall well-being, sleep and exercise patterns were investigated in women between the ages of 18 and 36 years with natural hormone profiles (n = 12), and women using oral contraceptives (n = 12) or Depo-Provera (n = 12) from January 18, 2005 to December 7, 2005. Daily questionnaires on the above variables were obtained across 3 menstrual cycles (108(More)
This article discusses a case of airway management by air ambulance emergency medical services (EMS) providers in a 22-year-old man impaled through the neck into the brain with 0.5-inch rebar. Penetrating neck injuries (PNIs) with impalement are extraordinarily rare. It is important for EMS providers and emergency medicine physicians to have an(More)
OBJECTIVES Elevated blood pressure (BP), elevated serum cholesterol, and aberrant lipoprotein fractions (low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and high levels of low-density lipoprotein fractions and triglycerides) have all been used as measures that assess the "metabolic syndrome" and more recently in indexes of allostatic load, which are designed(More)
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