David J Barkoe

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OBJECTIVE The treatment of patients with cancer has advanced into a complex, multimodal approach incorporating surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Managing wounds in this population is complicated by tumor biology, the patient's disease state, and additional comorbidities, some of which may be iatrogenic. Radiation therapy, frequently employed for(More)
The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis of the sheep fetus plays a critical role in fetal development, responsiveness to stress, and initiation of parturition. We have recently reported that the fetal lung contains and secretes significant amounts of immunoreactive adrenocorticotropin (iACTH). The present study was designed to identify the molecular weight(More)
Historically, tube thoracostomy, image-guided drainage, or an open thoracotomy has been indicated as the standard procedure for the management of patients with retained infected pleural collections (RIPC). These infections can be a debilitating and potentially lethal complication in already critically ill trauma patients. The purpose of this review was to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a locally aggressive and infiltrative tumor that requires Mohs' micrographic surgery or wide excision to treat. Adequate excision often leaves a cosmetic disfiguring defect, particularly if the tumor is located on the head and neck. Complex defects of the face present special problems, such(More)
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