Tamara Espinoza

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Folliculogenesis is the process of development of ovarian follicles that ultimately results in the release of fertilizable oocytes at ovulation. This is a complex program that involves the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells. Granulosa cells are necessary for follicle growth and support the oocyte during folliculogenesis. Genes that(More)
The sex hormone progesterone has been shown to improve outcomes in animal models of a number of neurologic diseases, including traumatic brain injury, ischemia, spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury, demyelinating disease, neuromuscular disorders, and seizures. Evidence suggests it exerts its neuroprotective effects through several pathways, including(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. There is strong evidence that gender and sex play an important role across the spectrum of TBI, from pathophysiology to clinical care. In May 2014, Academic Emergency Medicine held a consensus conference "Gender-Specific Research in Emergency Care: Investigate, Understand, and(More)
The use of hyperinsulin therapy (HIT) in severe calcium channel antagonist (CCA) poisoning has become a more common therapy within the last decade. The objective of this study is to report 7 years of experience recommending HIT. This was a retrospective chart review utilizing our regional poison center (RPC) data from January 1, 2002, through December 31,(More)
Title IX, the commercialization of sports, the social change in sports participation, and the response to the obesity epidemic have contributed to the rapid proliferation of participation in both competitive organized sports and nontraditional athletic events. As a consequence, emergency physicians are regularly involved in the acute diagnosis, management,(More)
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually. Studies have shown that concussions increase the risk of future injuries and mild cognitive disorders. Despite extensive research on sports related concussion risk factors, the factors which are most predictive of concussion(More)
Researchers from Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Georgia Tech Research Institute previously collaborated on a 2D Heads-Up Display based gamified health assessment focused on determining neurologic impairment. As a part of continuing gamification of the assessment, the entire project was translated to 3D Virtual Reality under significant constraints. The(More)