Brian A Whitson

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INTRODUCTION Mutations in Ras family genes are rare in malignant mesothelioma. The role of activation of the Ras signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of mesothelioma is not clear. METHODS We studied the activation status of the Ras pathway and the status of other Ras-associated kinases in a panel of human mesothelioma cell lines. In addition, we tested(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to review the international experience in lung transplantation using lung donation after circulatory death (DCD). METHODS In this retrospective study, data from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) DCD Registry were analyzed. The study cohort included DCD lung transplants performed(More)
Many lung transplant programs now use organs from donors after circulatory death (DCD). However, brain dead donors far outnumber DCD donors, particularly in the United States. At 12 years after the first report of a DCD transplant by Love et al, the numbers of DCD transplants in the United States remained dismal at a utilization rate of 1.9%. To obtain more(More)
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