• Cytauxzoon felis: an emerging feline pathogen and potential therapy 

    Lewis, Kristin. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Cytauxzoon felis is a pathogenic hemoprotozoal parasite of Felidae. We were able to document, via both piroplasm detection and PCR analysis, a chronic carrier state in naturally infected captive bred tigers as well as ...
  • Ketamine immunomodulation during endotoxemia 

    DeClue, Amy E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Previous studies have shown that ketamine attenuates endotoxin (LPS)-induced production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-[alpha] in murine models. Because TNF-[alpha] is a key mediator of the systemic and pulmonary inflammatory ...
  • Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA carriage in three populations 

    Kottler, Stephanie J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    A higher prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization has been reported in healthcare workers than in non-healthcare workers. We hypothesized that the prevalence of MRSA colonization is ...