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The complete sequence of the caprine beta-mannosidase cDNA coding region has been determined, and a mutation that is associated with caprine beta-mannosidosis has been identified. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reactions were performed using primers based on bovine and, later, goat cDNA sequences to produce an overlapping series of amplicons(More)
BACKGROUND Lung adenocarcinoma (LAD) has extreme genetic variation among patients, which is currently not well understood, limiting progress in therapy development and research. LAD intrinsic molecular subtypes are a validated stratification of naturally-occurring gene expression patterns and encompass different functional pathways and patient outcomes.(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying strong markers of prognosis is critical to optimize treatment and survival outcomes in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors investigated the prognostic significance of preoperative cardiorespiratory fitness (peak oxygen consumption [VO(2peak)]) among operable candidates with NSCLC. METHODS By using a(More)
BACKGROUND The use of fibrinolytics has been described for the treatment of complex pleural processes. This has evolved from streptokinase to urokinase to alteplase. Intrapleural fibrinolysis has added an alternative to surgical intervention in patients with complex pleural processes. This study describes the use of alteplase as an alternative to surgical(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to define the potential for long-term survival with severe left ventricular dysfunction after coronary bypass and to quantify any improvement in overall functional status. METHODS Left ventricular dysfunction was confirmed preoperatively and the long-term survival and functional outcome after bypass was determined by(More)
BACKGROUND Endobronchial ultrasonography with transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has been shown to be equivalent to mediastinoscopy in lung cancer staging for mediastinal node involvement. Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) to determine the adequacy of nodal sampling has been claimed to be beneficial. METHODS A retrospective evaluation was(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases are one of the most malignant complications of lung cancer and constitute a significant cause of cancer related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Recent years of investigation suggested a role of LKB1 in NSCLC development and progression, in synergy with KRAS alteration. In this study, we systematically analyzed how LKB1 and(More)
We tested the hypothesis that creation of a constant-flow extracorporeal circuit between the proximal and distal aorta will unload the failing left ventricle. Studies were performed in 14 heart failure dogs produced by intracoronary microembolizations. An extracorporeal circuit incorporating a diagonal pump was placed between a femoral and a carotid artery,(More)
BACKGROUND Locoregional recurrence can occur despite complete anatomic resection of T1N0 non-small cell lung cancer. That may be the result of incomplete resection or inaccurate staging. We assessed the impact of extent of nodal staging on the rate of locoregional failure and patient survival. METHODS The records of 742 patients undergoing lobectomy,(More)