Debra Thomas

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Overexpression of the multidrug resistance (mdr1) gene has been implicated in resistance to a number of the chemotherapeutic agents currently used in the treatment of bladder cancer (doxorubicin, vincristine and epirubicin). We report the development and validation of a quantitative assay for the determination of mdr1 gene transcript levels based on reverse(More)
BACKGROUND Probiotics have been studied as immunomodulatory agents of allergy. Several human probiotic trials tracking the development of eczema and other forms of allergy have yielded inconsistent results. A recent infant study demonstrated that pre and postnatal Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 (HN001) supplementation decreased the prevalence of eczema and(More)
A small scale documentation analysis was conducted to explore the medical and surgical nursing content of the patient record at a large teaching hospital affiliated with Partners Healthcare System (PHS), in preparation for a computerized documentation system. Through this study, we identified a number of problems associated with the paper record that(More)
The kinetics of accumulation and loss of zinc from the liver following subcutaneous administration of 10 mg of zinc per kg were examined in young adult (6 months old) and old (24 months old) male C57BL/6J mice. After zinc treatment, total liver zinc concentrations rose equally in both groups and returned to basal levels at 96 h post treatment. However,(More)
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