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CD11b+/Gr-1+ Myeloid Suppressor Cells Cause T Cell Dysfunction after Traumatic Stress1
- Valeriya Makarenkova, V. Bansal, B. Matta, L. Perez, J. Ochoa
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of Immunology
- 15 February 2006
T cell dysfunction that occurs after surgery or trauma is associated with a poor clinical outcome. We describe that myeloid suppressor cells expressing CD11b+/Gr-1+ markers invade the spleen after… Expand
Arginine availability, arginase, and the immune response
Purpose of reviewArginine, often found in immunonutrition regimens, is an important modulator of immune system activation. However, the mechanism of how arginine may be beneficial in immunonutrition… Expand
Honey--a remedy rediscovered and its therapeutic utility.
Honey is a common household product with many medicinal uses described in traditional medicine. Modern system of medicine is also finding the honey efficacious in various medical and surgical… Expand
Blunt traumatic occult pneumothorax: is observation safe?--results of a prospective, AAST multicenter study.
BACKGROUND An occult pneumothorax (OPTX) is found incidentally in 2% to 10% of all blunt trauma patients. Indications for intervention remain controversial. We sought to determine which factors… Expand
Dose adjusting enoxaparin is necessary to achieve adequate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in trauma patients
- T. Costantini, Emily Min, +6 authors R. Coimbra
- The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
- 1 January 2013
BACKGROUND Standard venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis with enoxaparin results in inadequate protection in certain patients, with subtherapeutic plasma anti-Xa levels associated with elevated… Expand
Stimulating the central nervous system to prevent intestinal dysfunction after traumatic brain injury.
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes gastrointestinal dysfunction and increased intestinal permeability. Regulation of the gut barrier may involve the central nervous system. We hypothesize… Expand
Hemorrhage is More Prevalent than Brain Injury in Early Trauma Deaths: The Golden Six Hours
- V. Bansal, D. Fortlage, Jeanne G. Lee, T. Costantini, B. Potenza, R. Coimbra
- European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
- 1 February 2009
Introduction:Under the trimodal distribution, most trauma deaths occur within the first hour. Determination of cause of death without autopsy review is inaccurate. The goal of this study is to… Expand
BURN-INDUCED GUT BARRIER INJURY IS ATTENUATED BY PHOSPHODIESTERASE INHIBITION: EFFECTS ON TIGHT JUNCTION STRUCTURAL PROTEINS
Loss of intestinal barrier function after burn injury allows movement of intraluminal contents across the mucosa, which can lead to the development of distant organ injury and multiple organ failure.… Expand
Vagal nerve stimulation protects against burn-induced intestinal injury through activation of enteric glia cells.
- T. Costantini, V. Bansal, +7 authors R. Coimbra
- Biology, Medicine
- American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal…
- 1 December 2010
The enteric nervous system may have an important role in modulating gastrointestinal barrier response to disease through activation of enteric glia cells. In vitro studies have shown that enteric… Expand
A rational use of immune enhancing diets: when should we use dietary arginine supplementation?
- J. Ochoa, Valeriya Makarenkova, V. Bansal
- Nutrition in clinical practice : official…
- 1 June 2004
Controversies in any arena of human activity often result in the polarization of the individuals involved into 2 opposing camps. Controversy about the use of immune-enhancing diets (IEDs) is no… Expand