WHITNEY C. THOMPSON

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Pathologists frequently examine victims of sudden cardiac death. In some cases, a firm diagnosis of cardiac-related death can be made based on conclusive gross and histologic findings. In many other cases, we find evidence supportive of, but not diagnostic of, cardiac death (e.g., atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, cardiomegaly, myocardial scarring).(More)
We prepared trifluoroacetyl, pentafluoropropyl, and heptafluorobutyl derivatives of amphetamine, methamphetamine, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in 45 s, 1 min, and 6 min, respectively, by using microwave irradiation. Conventional techniques require heating the reaction mixture for 15 min at 40 degrees C for trifluoroacetyl derivatives, 15 min(More)
Experiments were conducted at 37 degrees C to study the kinetics of (a) binding of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II) (CDDP) and of a racemic mixture of d- and l-isomers of trans-tetrachloro-1,2-diaminocyclohexaneplatinum (IV) [or tetraplatin (TP)] to protein [human plasma proteins or bovine serum albumin (BSA)]; (b) aquation (acid hydrolysis) of CDDP and of(More)
Although rare, extracranial carotid aneurysms are common enough to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a mass in the neck or posterior pharynx. The unexpected finding of an aneurysm of the carotid artery during the biopsy of a mass in the neck for histologic diagnosis could be catastrophic. The case presented demonstrates the importance of(More)
Displacement of phenytoin and valproic acid by salicylate have been described. We studied carbamazepine-salicylate interactions in normal and uremic sera, which have not been studied. Salicylate caused significant displacement of carbamazepine from protein binding, leading to higher concentrations of free carbamazepine. The concentrations of free(More)
Administration of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (DTP) vaccine to mice causes dose- and time-dependent alterations in hepatic drug metabolism as determined by hexobarbital-induced sleep time and several direct measurements of soluble and microsomal enzyme activities. Vaccines containing only tetanus and/or diphtheria toxoids(More)
Administration of whole-cell diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine adsorbed (DTP vaccine) caused marked depression in the expression of mRNA for isozymes of cytochrome P-450 in the livers of endotoxin-responsive and nonresponsive mice. The levels of expression of mRNA for a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-inducible (CYP1A2) and an(More)
We have administered the cytokines interleukin 2 (IL-2), alpha-interferon (IFN-alpha), and gamma-interferon (IFN-gamma) to mice and measured the alterations in hepatic drug-metabolizing enzyme activities. For comparative purposes and to understand the mechanism of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis (DTP) vaccine-induced inhibition of drug(More)