Rachel S Meyers

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The small GTPase ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF) regulates the structure and function of the Golgi complex through mechanisms that are understood only in part, and which include an ability to control the assembly of coat complexes and phospholipase D (PLD). Here we describe a new property of ARF, the ability to recruit phosphatidylinositol-4-OH kinase-β and a(More)
Blood gases and pH and plasma [Na+], [K+], [Cl-] and [lactate] were measured on arterial blood of the large predominantly skin-breathing salamander, the hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), at 5, 15 and 25 degrees C, both with and without access to air. Access to air had no effect of any of the acid-base variables, but temperature had significant(More)
Mechanisms of intracellular pH (pHi) recovery from NH4Cl-induced acidosis were investigated on isolated perfused hearts of the turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, using 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy at 20 degrees C. A major goal was to assess the activity of these mechanisms under anoxic conditions. Based on calculated buffer capacity and a(More)
Bidirectional central vascular shunts were measured during diving and breathing in air in unanesthetized bullfrogs by using pulmonary trapping of 38 mu mean diameter radionuclide-labelled microspheres. Six animals studied during diving exhibited a strong overall right-to-left shunting pattern comprised of both a predominant (68% mean) right-to-left shunt(More)
Managing fluids and electrolytes in children is an important skill for pharmacists, who can play an important role in monitoring therapy. Fluid therapy is divided into maintenance, deficit, and replacement requirements. The Holliday-Segar equation remains the standard method for calculating maintenance fluid requirements. Accounting for deficits when(More)
OBJECTIVE To implement an educational program to improve pediatric content knowledge and confidence in providing pediatric care among health-system pharmacists. DESIGN Pharmacists were asked to voluntarily participate in this prospective, observational education program. A demographic assessment, pre- and post-intervention confidence assessments, and pre-(More)
The frequent use of antimicrobials in pediatric patients has led to a significant increase in multidrug-resistant bacterial infections among children. Antimicrobial stewardship programs have been created in many hospitals in an effort to curtail and optimize the use of antibiotics. Pediatric-focused programs are necessary because of the differences in(More)
We describe a novel multihealth system pediatric pharmacy residency program through the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. Pediatric clinical pharmacy is a growing field that has seen an increase in demand for practitioners. Practice sites include freestanding children's hospitals, children's hospitals within adult hospitals, and(More)