Rachel M Thompson

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Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolase (Pth) is a highly conserved, essential enzyme in bacteria. It removes the peptide portion from peptidyl-tRNA, returning free tRNAs to participate in translation. Build-up of peptidyl-tRNAs is toxic and defects in Pth function result in cell death. Herein we use in vitro activity of recombinant E. coli Pth to screen tropical plant(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate perioperative red blood cell (RBC) ordering and interhospital variability patterns in pediatric patients undergoing surgical interventions at US children's hospitals. STUDY DESIGN This is a multicenter cross-sectional study of children aged <19 years admitted to 38 pediatric tertiary care hospitals participating in the Pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND Curve magnitude and skeletal maturity are important factors in determining the efficacy of bracing for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, but curve morphology may also affect brace success. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of curve morphology on the response to bracing with a thoracolumbosacral orthosis(More)
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