Donna Lynn Dyess

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Eighty-three patients with 117 episodes of candidemia were reviewed to examine the clinically significant variables and the results of treatment for this problem. Mortality was 52%. Patients who had bacteremia either synchronously or metachronously in association with Candida species had poorer survival rates. Staphylococcal and enterococcal species were(More)
A polyglycolic acid device has been designed for the performance of sutureless colonic anastomoses. The use of this biofragmentable anastomosis ring (BAR) was compared with conventional techniques in a prospective, randomized study of 59 patients (x age, 49 years) undergoing ileocolostomy (n = 23) or colocolostomy (n = 36). The anastomotic technique was(More)
Accepted methods to evaluate intestinal vascularity intraoperatively include standard clinical criteria (SCC), doppler ultrasound (DUS), and intravenous fluorescein (FLF). A combination of methods is often used to overcome disadvantages of individual techniques. Assessment of intestinal vascularity by FLF was compared to SCC, DUS, and pulse oximetry (POX)(More)
Breast Cancer Metastasis Suppressor 1 (BRMS1) suppresses metastasis of human breast cancer, ovarian cancer and melanoma in athymic mice. Studies have also shown that BRMS1 is significantly downregulated in some breast tumors, especially in metastatic disease. However, the mechanisms which regulate BRMS1 expression are currently unknown. Upon examination of(More)
e11519^ Background: The TAC regimen (docetaxel, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide) is among the most active drug combinations in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant settings. A recent study demonstrated that weekly nab-paclitaxel (N) is superior to every-three week docetaxel in both efficacy and toxicity in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Here we report(More)
N-Myc Interactor is an inducible protein whose expression is compromised in advanced stage breast cancer. Downregulation of NMI, a gatekeeper of epithelial phenotype, in breast tumors promotes mesenchymal, invasive and metastatic phenotype of the cancer cells. Thus the mechanisms that regulate expression of NMI are of potential interest for understanding(More)
Metaplastic breast carcinoma is a rare entity with the distinguishing feature of having epithelial and mesenchymal tissue types incorporated within one tumor. This is a case report of a patient found to have a rare metaplastic breast carcinoma with prominent osseous differentiation. Radiologic and pathologic correlation is provided.
Hyaluronan (formerly hyaluronic acid) is an important constituent of the interstitial matrix in skin. Following major burn injury in animal models, plasma hyaluronan can increase to levels 10-fold greater than normal. The present experiments were designed to determine whether this is a result of the increased lymph flow (QL) accompanying the injury or of an(More)
African-American (AA) women with breast cancer (BC) are diagnosed with more aggressive disease, have higher risk of recurrence and poorer prognosis as compared to Caucasian American (CA) women. Therefore, it is imperative to define the factors associated with such disparities to reduce the unequal burden of cancer. Emerging data suggest that inherent(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors determined the effects of dopamine and dobutamine on organ blood flow in newborn piglets. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although the hemodynamic effects of dopamine and dobutamine are well described in adults, little is known of their consequences in neonates, and their impact on organ perfusion in premature infants is unclear. METHODS(More)