Raleigh O Jones

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The role of A(1) adenosine receptors (A(1)AR) in ischemic preconditioning was investigated in isolated crystalloid-perfused wild-type and transgenic mouse hearts with increased A(1)AR. The effect of preconditioning on postischemic myocardial function, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, and infarct size was examined. Functional recovery was greater in(More)
Aspirin (salicylate) is a common drug and frequently used long term in the clinic. It has been well documented that salicylate can cause reversible hearing loss and tinnitus and diminish outer hair cell (OHC) electromotility, which is capable of actively boosting the basilar membrane vibration and producing acoustic emission. However, aspirin's ototoxic(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in temperature in the facial nerve that occur during mastoid drilling by the facial recess approach and to confirm the beneficial effects of constant irrigation while drilling. Mastoid drilling was performed on human cadaveric temporal bones by means of 4-mm diamond burs with and without irrigation.(More)
BACKGROUND Effective communication is a critical component of patient care in the operative room (OR). However, the presence of loud equipment, a large number of staff members, and music can contribute to high levels of background noise. In a setting in which crucial tasks are performed continuously, distractions and barriers to communication can result in(More)
BACKGROUND We recently published the results of the PCI99 randomised trial comparing the effect of a prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) at 25 or 36 Gy on the incidence of brain metastases (BM) in 720 patients with limited small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). As concerns about neurotoxicity were a major issue surrounding PCI, we report here midterm and(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the impact of waiting time on patient satisfaction scores; not only of satisfaction with the provider in general, but also with the specific perception of the quality of care and physician abilities. STUDY DESIGN Using surveys regarding patient satisfaction with provider care, data was collected from a sample of 11,352 survey(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurilemomas are classically described as fusiform tumors that eccentrically displace the undisturbed neural fascicles. The authors seek to clarify the relationship of cervical neurilemomas to their nerve of origin and assess the functional outcome of surgical extirpation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of clinical, intraoperative, and(More)
Embryonic chick calvaria were cultured alive and after killing by various procedures. The uptakes of45Ca and85Sr were measured and it was found that both live and dead calvaria discriminated against strontium in favour of calcium. The discrimination in live bone at 37° was usually higher than that in dead bone or that in live bone cultured at 4°. However,(More)
We have reviewed 43 cases of severe croup admitted from 1977 to 1981 at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. All patients were treated with mist, 23 (54%) of 43 were treated with racemic epinephrine, but only 7 (16%) of 43 were treated with steroids. None of the 5 patients who required intubation received steroids. Nine (36%) of 25 patients available for at(More)