Ryan Robert Reeves

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RATIONALE We previously demonstrated pre-B-cell colony enhancing factor (PBEF) as a biomarker in sepsis and sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) with genetic variants conferring ALI susceptibility. OBJECTIVES To explore mechanistic participation of PBEF in ALI and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). METHODS Two models of VILI were utilized to(More)
The perfusion of intact cat skin by a saline solution of bis(glycinato) copper(II), labelled with Cu64, has been studied in a diffusion cell. It has been shown by counting the activity that the copper(II) complex perfuses the skin and over a period of 6-7 hr reaches the isotonic saline solution underneath. After this inaugural delay period a steady rate of(More)
In the introduction the chemistry of some bivalent copper complexes of aspirin and salicylate is briefly reviewed and the biological importance of mixed-ligand complexes of bivalent copper is illustrated. The nature of hydroxy-bridged copper (II) complexes and their possible role in the physiological activity of histamine is also discussed. Several neutral,(More)
The potential dangers of exposure to X-rays were apparent early after the first clinical applications, prompting the eventual development of standards regarding exposure. Physicians performing interventional procedures that are guided by X-rays are not immune to these potential dangers despite remaining outside of the primary beam. Contemporary studies(More)
BACKGROUND The estimation of left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) remains a critical component in the management of patients with known or suspected acute heart failure syndromes. Although right heart catheterization (RHC) remains the gold standard, several noninvasive parameters, including clinical assessment, B-type natriuretic peptides (BNP), and(More)
IkappaBalpha inhibits transcription factor NF-kappaB activity by specific binding to NF-kappaB heterodimers composed of p65 and p50 subunits. It binds with slightly lower affinity to p65 homodimers and with significantly lower affinity to homodimers of p50. We have employed a structure-based mutagenesis approach coupled with protein-protein interaction(More)
BACKGROUND Stent thrombosis (ST) is associated with a significant burden of coronary thrombus and potential microvascular obstruction. Aspiration thrombectomy may decrease the extent of microvascular obstruction in patients with acute myocardial infarction but its role in the treatment of ST is uncertain. The present study sought to evaluate the association(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of recurrent stent thrombosis (rST). BACKGROUND Patients who had an initial stent thrombosis (ST) develop may be at high risk of rST. METHODS We analyzed a multicenter California registry of angiographic definite ST at 5 academic hospitals from 2005 to 2013. A(More)
OBJECTIVES Renal artery (RA) stenting can improve control of hypertension yet predicting clinical response remains difficult. We sought to determine the role of the renal frame count (RFC) (number of angiographic frames for contrast to reach distal renal parenchyma after initial RA opacification) as a predictor of improvement in blood pressure (BP) after RA(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine radiation exposure across the cranium of cardiologists and the protective ability of a nonlead, XPF (barium sulfate/bismuth oxide) layered cap (BLOXR, Salt Lake City, Utah) during fluoroscopically guided, invasive cardiovascular (CV) procedures. BACKGROUND Cranial radiation exposure and potential for protection(More)