David W. Jenkins

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Fifteen years ago we began a prospective study using alternate case treatment with prednisone in patients with pulmonary function abnormalities due to sarcoidosis. Twenty-five patients were divided into treatment and control groups that were similar in sex, age, race, degree of pulmonary dysfunction, and duration of disease. Evaluation included complete(More)
The hedgehog pathway has been implicated in the tumorigenesis, tumor progression, and metastasis of numerous human cancers. We generated the first fully human hedgehog antibody MEDI-5304 and characterized its antitumor activity and preclinical toxicology. MEDI-5304 bound sonic hedgehog (SHH) and Indian hedgehog (IHH) with low picomolar affinity and(More)
The neutrophil enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO) promotes oxidative stress in numerous inflammatory pathologies by producing hypohalous acids. Its inadvertent activity is a prime target for pharmacological control. Previously, salicylhydroxamic acid was reported to be a weak reversible inhibitor of MPO. We aimed to identify related hydroxamates that are good(More)
A patient with chronic lung disease became cyanotic following right pneumonectomy for cancer. He was found to have right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale in the absence of pulmonary hypertension, and he improved remarkable after surgical therapy. This case vividly illustrates the subtlety with which acquired right-to-left shunting may appear(More)
BACKGROUND Complete myocardial revascularization with excellent visualization, exposure, and stabilization can be accomplished on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS Three hundred patients were totally revascularized via median sternotomy with myocardial stabilization using the CardioThoracic System. All patients who underwent(More)
A middle-aged white man with lymphomatoid granulomatosis was studied over the ten-year course of his disease. Both a large subcutaneous mass in his thigh and life-threatening massive involvement of the right lung occurred on separate occasions, and each responded to therapy with irradiation after immunosuppression failed. Irradiation should be considered as(More)