R. Christopher Hunt

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PURPOSE A spontaneously arising, apparently transformed, cell line has been cloned from a primary culture of human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and has been subcultured more than 200 times. The similarities of these cells to human RPE cells in vivo have been determined. METHODS The structure of the transformed cells has been determined by light(More)
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma's Advanced Trauma Life Support Course is currently taught in 50 countries. The 8th edition has been revised following broad input by the International ATLS subcommittee. Graded levels of evidence were used to evaluate and approve changes to the course content. New materials related to principles of(More)
In the United States, injury is the leading cause of death for persons aged 1-44 years. In 2008, approximately 30 million injuries were serious enough to require the injured person to visit a hospital emergency department (ED); 5.4 million (18%) of these injured patients were transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). On arrival at the scene of an(More)
Mass casualty triage is a critical skill. Although many systems exist to guide providers in making triage decisions, there is little scientific evidence available to demonstrate that any of the available systems have been validated. Furthermore, in the United States there is little consistency from one jurisdiction to the next in the application of mass(More)
Retinal pigment epithelial cells, derived from human donor eyes, have been grown in culture as monolayers on membrane filters or plastic surfaces and shown to possess transferrin receptors with a monomeric molecular mass of 93,000. These receptors internalize 125I-labelled transferrin and recycle it to the surrounding medium in a similar manner to other(More)
Silencing of a specific mRNA using double stranded RNA oligonucleotides represents one of the newest technologies for suppressing a specific gene product. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) are 21 nucleotides long, double stranded RNA fragments that are identical in sequence to the target mRNA. We designed 3 such siRNA against the Her2/neu (HER2) gene. The HER2(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether ambulance transport time from the scene to the emergency department is faster with warning lights and siren than that without. DESIGN In a convenience sample, transport times and routes of ambulances using lights and sirens were recorded by an observer. The time also was recorded by a paramedic who drove an ambulance(More)
PURPOSE In an in vitro model of the later contractile stages of proliferative vitreoretinopathy, interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) stimulate the contraction of collagen gels by retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. This contraction occurs after a lag period and appears not to be a direct effect of the cytokines(More)
PURPOSE To understand molecular events that lead to retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell proliferation and migration during the early phases of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in a rabbit model. METHODS Retinal holes were created and interleukin-1beta(IL-1beta) was injected intravitreally. Eyes were examined by indirect ophthalmoscopy and eyecup(More)
OBJECTIVES Historically, motor vehicle crash (MVC)-related mortality is higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The authors evaluated whether the difference in rural and urban MVC deaths is persisting, and whether the frequency of patients being found dead at the scene, particularly in rural areas, is increasing. METHODS Fatal Accident Reporting System(More)