Articles by Megan Walters in JoVE
Surgical Retrieval, Isolation and In vitro Expansion of Human Anterior Cruciate Ligament-derived Cells for Tissue Engineering Applications Ashim Gupta1, Kevin Sharif2, Megan Walters2, Mia D. Woods1, Anish Potty2, Benjamin J. Main4, Saadiq F. El-Amin III1,2,3 1Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 2Division of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Program, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 4University of Illinois at Springfield For future applications as a patch to repair partial tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), human ACL derived cells were isolated from tissue obtained during reconstructive procedures, expanded in vitro and grown on tissue engineered scaffolds. Cellular adhesion and morphology was then performed to confirm biocompatibility on scaffold surface.
Other articles by Megan Walters on PubMed
Assessing the Appropriate Use of Metformin in an Inpatient Setting and the Effectiveness of Two Pharmacy-based Measures to Improve Guideline Adherence Quality Management in Health Care. Jan-Mar, 2009 | Pubmed ID: 19148031 To demonstrate the level of compliance to metformin-prescribing guidelines and to evaluate the effectiveness of 2 pharmacy-based interventions.
Nonpharmacological Management of Agitation in Hospitalized Patients Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Feb, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21053806 This article reports on the use of Simple Pleasures interventions to minimize agitation in hospitalized patients with late-stage dementia. The pilot project was not able to demonstrate statistical significance; however, the positive response to the education and provision of interventions has led to a hospital-wide dissemination of the interventions in the form of an activity box. No adverse effects of the interventions were found, and some patients experienced a significant decrease in agitation and use of sedative medications after exposure to the interventions. Hospital lengths of stay were shorter than expected and may also have been influenced by the intervention.