Ann B. Zimrin

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The development of blood storage systems allowed donation and transfusion to be separated in time and space. This separation has permitted the regionalization of donor services with subsequent economies of scale and improvements in the quality and availability of blood products. However, the availability of storage raises the question of how long blood(More)
We conducted a phase I dose escalation study to evaluate the safety and immunologic response to peptide immunomodulatory vaccines GL-0810 (HPV16) and GL-0817 (MAGE-A3) in HPV16 and MAGE-A3-positive RM–SCCHN patients, respectively. Three dose levels (500, 1,000, and 1,500 µg) of GL-0810 or GL-0817 with adjuvants Montanide (1.2 ml) and GM-CSF (100 µg/m2) were(More)
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the impact of timing of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement on clinical endpoints in patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CRT). METHODS In all, 111 patients who underwent CRT for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) were retrospectively analyzed to(More)
The platelet membrane glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa complex, a member of the integrin family of adhesive receptors involved in cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, contains binding sites for fibrinogen, von Willebrand factor, fibronectin, and vitronectin. Absence or defects of this receptor result in the platelet bleeding disorder Glanzmann's(More)
PURPOSE The tumor volume has been established as a significant predictor of outcomes among patients with head-and-neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy alone. The present study attempted to add to the existing data on tumor volume as a prognostic factor among patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 78 patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND Racial outcome disparities have been observed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with diminished survival for black patients compared with white patients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 1318 patients with primary HNSCC treated at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) from 2000 to 2010. RESULTS Of all(More)
Endothelial cells can be induced to form a branching network of tubular structures using a variety of cell culture conditions. We have examined this differentiation process using several sets of conditions: plating human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) on Matrigel, adding collagen to the apical surface of HUVEC grown on fibronectin, and plating(More)
The platelet membrane glycoprotein IIb/IIIa complex is a member of a family of alpha/beta heterodimers that function as receptors for adhesive proteins. In this report we describe the structure of the human beta subunit GPIIIa deduced from an analysis of 4.0 kb of overlapping cDNA sequences isolated from a human erythroleukemia (HEL) cell cDNA expression(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Massive blood transfusion saves the lives of thousands of severely injured patients each year, but it does so in the context of the evolving epidemiology of injury, of trauma centers and trauma systems, and of blood safety and new technologies for hemorrhage control. This article reviews recent knowledge and advances that impact on the use(More)