Debra D. Poutsiaka

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Interleukin-1 (IL-1) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of sepsis. IL-1-receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) is a naturally occurring inhibitor of IL-1 activity that competes with IL-1 for occupancy of cell-surface receptors but possesses no agonist activity. We induced endotoxaemia in 9 healthy human volunteers by injection of Escherichia coli endotoxin, and(More)
BSI and acute GVHD (aGVHD) are serious complications of HSCT. We hypothesized that the two events were not independent of one another. We studied (1) associations between BSI and aGVHD; (2) the impact of BSI and/or aGVHD on death within 100 days after HSCT, employing a retrospective cohort analysis. Risk factor analysis was performed using multivariable Cox(More)
BACKGROUND Although Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ATCC 53103 (LGG) has been consumed by 2 to 5 million people daily since the mid 1990s, there are few clinical trials describing potential harms of LGG, particularly in the elderly. OBJECTIVES The primary objective of this open label clinical trial is to assess the safety and tolerability of 1×1010 colony(More)
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