Patricia S Day

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A choline acetyltransferase (ChA) inhibitor with an optimum combination of properties of potency, stability and membrane permeability is required to study several functional aspects of acetylcholine in nervous and non-nervous tissues. Therefore, 2-(alpha-naphthoyl)ethyltrimethylammonium iodide (alpha-NETA), 2-(beta-naphthoyl)ethyltrimethylammonium iodide(More)
Although an extensive literature characterizes a linkage between primary mental illnesses and substance use disorders, a paucity of research exists concerning dual diagnosis phenomena in Huntington disease (HD). Data from the National Research Roster on HD suggest that higher levels of alcohol and cigarette use are associated with greater ratings of(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Hoof conformation, foot placement and movement asymmetry are routinely assessed as part of the lameness examination. However, to date, few studies have described these parameters, or the interplay between them, in the general horse population. OBJECTIVES To assess foot conformation and foot placement in the forelimbs of a(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Previous studies have implicated tension in the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) in the rotation of the distal phalanx (DP) after the breakdown of the dorsal laminae caused by laminitis. Howeveer, once the DP has rotated, the DDFT should become shorter, reducing the force it exerts on the DP. OBJECTIVE To compare DDFT force(More)
This study investigated the expression of communicative intentions by 3-year-old hearing-impaired children who were learning a system for manually coded English. Children were videotaped in their homes, interacting with their mothers. Children's communicative expressions were identified and coded according to a system modified from those developed to(More)
In this paper, we discuss how Bayesian networks can be used to develop automated situation-assessment tools suitable for use as decision aids in a command and control system. Inevitably, the introduction of a new technology raises a number of validation, systems integration and human-factors questions. Those issues pertinent to Bayesian network decision(More)
Horses that had been trimmed and shod by apprentice farriers were sourced from the Royal School of Military Engineering, Melton Mowbray (37 horses) and from the Household Cavalry, Knightsbridge (54 horses). The lateral and medial hoof wall angles of both forelimbs were measured using a Ruidoso hoof gauge by the same operator. The difference between the(More)
The effects of the nondepolarizing muscle relaxants (NDMR), pancuronium, vecuronium, and d-tubocurarine and a depolarizing muscle relaxant, succinylcholine, were studied on choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity. A radiochemical assay was used in the determination of ChAT activity using purified placental enzyme. Pancuronium at concentrations of 10(-7)(More)
Hoof testers are commonly used in equine practice. In this study, we determined the intraoperator and interoperator reliability of force application with hoof testers for different groups: experienced veterinarians, novices and farriers. For this purpose, we have developed and validated an instrumented hoof tester. Forces varied significantly between the(More)
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