Tiffany Hood

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A severe anaphylactic reaction developed in a twenty-six year old female after the administration of only 40 ml of 5 per cent plasma protein fractions (Plasmanate). The reaction was characterized by generalized tingling, chest pain, sudden severe hypotension, and urticaria. The patient responded to intravenous fluid, epinephrine, diphenylhydramine, and(More)
Five lead-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated. Plasmid-free lead-sensitive variants were obtained from the three plasmid-bearing strains. Lead-resistant strains tolerated an approximately 600 x higher Pb(NO3)2 concentration than lead-sensitive strains. Both types of strains initially bound lead, but only the resistant strains(More)
Synthetic neural scaffolds hold promise to eventually replace nerve autografts for tissue repair following peripheral nerve injury. Despite substantial evidence for the influence of scaffold geometry and dimensions on the rate of axonal growth, systematic evaluation of these parameters remains a challenge due to limitations in materials processing. We have(More)
Current parenteral administration of drugs suffers from several drawbacks including the requirement of healthcare personnel to administer the drug, the risk of needle stick injuries that may result in the transmission of blood borne pathogens, and patient discomfort. Prefilled devices have emerged as powerful tools to improve parenteral administration of(More)