Debra S Taylor

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of surgical weight loss on fatty liver disease in severely obese patients. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a spectrum that extends to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, is rising at an alarming rate. This increase is occurring in conjunction with the rise of severe obesity and is probably(More)
Study of 40 children who presented a first episode of idiopathic optic neuritis. A mean follow-up of more than 8 years revealed only 15% of multiple sclerosis. This frequency is much lower than in adults. The visual outcome is also better. Significant factors are: absence of papilloedema, unilaterality, recurrence, HLA B7 and DR2, oligoclonal cerebrospinal(More)
Wegener's granulomatosis is characterized by a granulomatous arteritis involving the upper and lower respiratory tracts, progressive glomerulonephritis and systemic symptoms attributable to small vessel vasculitis. Although multisystemic manifestations are frequent, involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is uncommon. Cases have been reported of(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is involved in proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells. Its expression is subject to precise, tissue-specific regulation, and has been studied extensively in the gibbon T-cell line MLA 144 by a combination of functional assays and DNA binding experiments. To extend these studies, the gibbon IL-3 promoter was(More)
Tissue-specific expression of interleukin-3 (IL-3) is mediated via cis-acting elements located within 315 base pairs of the transcription start. This is achieved in part through the positive activities of the AP-1 and Elf-1 sites in the IL-3 promoter. The contribution to T cell-specific expression by other promoter sites was assessed in a transient(More)
Fourteen paediatric patients with advanced amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (AMT) or other bone marrow (BM) failure syndromes were enrolled on one of two phase I/II dose escalation studies of PIXY321. PIXY321 was administered subcutaneously in doses ranging from 250 to 750 mg/m2/d. No dose-limiting toxicity was observed. Peak absolute neutrophil count (ANC)(More)
The number of patients receiving a BMT is currently being used as a factor in the accreditation process in determining whether a center can provide a high-quality BMT. Such criteria particularly impact pediatric BMT centers as most of them perform a relatively small number of BMTs. To determine whether patient volume is a valid marker of pediatric BMT(More)
A total of 75 patients had labour induced near term using intravenous oxytocin, prostaglandin E-2 or prostaglandin F-2alpha. Biochemical and haematological investigations were performed to assess hepatic, renal and adrenocortical function and changes in platelet adhesiveness. In doses which were similarly effective in inducing labour, both prostaglandins(More)