Tenielle A Myers

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OBJECTIVE Influenza B virus causes epidemic infection in normal children, but only one case of infection in an immunocompromised solid organ transplant (SOT) recipient has been reported. Characterization of the clinical course of influenza B virus infection in pediatric SOT recipients may increase the utilization of preventive and therapeutic interventions(More)
The prevalence of hyperlipidemia in adolescents and young adults who are long-term survivors of pediatric renal transplantation with stable graft function has not previously been examined. We studied 33 renal transplant recipients aged 5 to 23 years, who were an average of 7.4 years (range 3 to 11 years) post-transplant. We found hypercholesterolemia in 17(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac preload is most commonly assessed by pulmonary artery wedge pressure. It was postulated that the right ventricular end-diastolic volume index (RVEDVI) derived by thermodilution would be a better predictor of preload in trauma patients with high airway pressures associated with positive pressure ventilation and positive end-expiratory(More)
The importance of secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) on intestinal barrier function has gained increasing acceptance. However, due to the complexity of the intestinal microenvironment, the relative role of secretory IgA (sIgA) in mucosal defense has been difficult to study in vivo. Polarized Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) epithelial cells expressing the(More)
Impairment in systemic and mucosal immune function is noted after hemorrhagic shock (HS). Overgrowth of gut microflora is common after shock insults and may act as a reservoir for intensive care unit-acquired infections and subsequent remote organ failure. Secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA), the principle immunoglobulin in intestinal secretions, is the first(More)
A significant risk factor for osteoporotic fracture is a previous atraumatic fracture. The objective of this study was to investigate whether patients with Colles fracture from minimal trauma were subsequently identified, assessed and treated for their elevated risk of fracture. Medical records at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia,(More)
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