Robert W Vorhies

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Leishmania chagasi, the cause of South American visceral leishmaniasis, requires iron for its growth. However, the extent to which different iron sources can be utilized by the parasite is not known. To address this question, we studied acquisition of iron from lactoferrin and transferrin by the extracellular promastigote form of L. chagasi during growth in(More)
Surgical residents routinely interpret radiographic studies during the evaluation of trauma patients, which directs further evaluation and invasive procedures. Official interpretations--"post-reading"--of radiographs by radiologists may be delayed by hours or even days. Trauma surgeons frequently act on their impressions before "official" readings are(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Several publications document the technical feasibility of stent graft repair of aortic transection. We report our mid-term results of endovascular repair of thoracic aortic transections using covered stent grafts and compare this to a cohort undergoing open repair during the same time period to demonstrate the shift in practice(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of CONFIRM registry series was to evaluate the use of orbital atherectomy (OA) in peripheral lesions of the lower extremities, as well as optimize the technique of OA. BACKGROUND Methods of treating calcified arteries (historically a strong predictor of treatment failure) have improved significantly over the past decade and now(More)
A single intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of 14 pmol of beta-endorphin into 6-7-week-old BALB/c (+/+) donor mice, 24 h prior to isolation of their T lymphocytes for use for reconstitution of athymic BALB/c (nu/nu) nude mice, altered the immuno-protective effect of adoptive transfer against an intracerebral (i.c.) infection with a(More)
Trauma is the leading cause of nonobstetric morbidity and mortality in pregnancy. Care of the pregnant trauma patient is well documented in the medical literature; however, little has been written about the management of trauma patients with ectopic or cornual pregnancy. Herein, we report the previously undocumented occurrence of a traumatic rupture of a(More)
Reconstitution of 3- to 4-week-old BALB/c nude (nu/nu) mice with 10(7) syngeneic splenocytes, 48 h before intracerebral inoculation with a temperature-sensitive (ts) mutant of VSV (tsG31 KS5), provided protection from the fatal consequences of clinical disease in 80-90% of the infected animals. Reconstitution of animals with 10(7) splenocytes, first(More)
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