Donald Hodge

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The chromosomal band 1p36 exhibits frequent loss of heterozygosity in a variety of human malignancies, suggesting the presence of an as yet unidentified tumor suppressor gene. The faint terminal subbands often make cytogenetic analysis of 1p36 particularly difficult. Small deletions at this locus may therefore escape detection on analysis by conventional(More)
Systemic corticosteroid therapy is an established adjunct to beta-adrenergic medications in acute exacerbations of asthma. To date, no study has defined the role of long-acting intramuscular preparations of corticosteroids in pediatric patients with asthma. A pilot study was conducted to prospectively compare symptomatic improvement following a single(More)
A 10 year old boy with Proteus syndrome presented with a pericardial effusion of unknown aetiology. Immunological investigation revealed low serum IgG and IgA, accompanied by low levels of specific antibodies to pneumococcal and haemophilus type B polysaccharides. Circulating lymphocyte surface marker profile revealed T and B cell lymphopenia. This is the(More)
Although many leukaemia-associated nuclear oncogenes are well characterized, little is known about the molecular details of how they alter gene expression. Here we examined transcription factor complexes and chromatin structure of the human c-FMS gene in normal and leukaemic cells. We demonstrate by in vivo footprinting and chromatin immunoprecipitation(More)
Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in infants and is responsible for the majority of paediatric hospital admissions in the winter. Despite significant advances in pharmacotherapy, the management of infants with bronchiolitis has changed little over the years from supplemental oxygen and good fluid management. This paper(More)
The hallmarks of severe meningococcal sepsis include the rapid onset of shock, purpuric rash, and metabolic derangement, in particular, hypocalcemia. The severe ecchymoses and purpura associated with meningococcal sepsis are usually attributed to acute thrombotic episodes, attributable to the associated procoagulation disorder. An alternative explanation(More)
CMPA is a common food allergy that presents with diverse manifestations affecting more than one body system. Early recognition of the condition and prompt initiation of dietary elimination of cow's milk protein is important. A future challenge with cow's milk protein can confirm a positive diagnosis.
We successfully employed inverse ratio ventilation on a 6-year-old multiple trauma victim with severe adult respiratory distress syndrome after conventional ventilation modes using volume ventilation with high positive peak inspiratory pressure and PEEP had failed to improve oxygenation.
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