Donna M Belcher

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We have isolated essentially full-length cDNA clones for human ferritin H and L chains from a human liver cDNA library. This allows the first comparison of H and L nucleotide and amino acid sequences from the same species as well as ferritin L cDNA sequences from different species. We conclude that human H and L ferritins are related proteins which diverged(More)
PURPOSE Recent evidence suggests that red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with mortality in mixed cohorts of critically ill patients. Our goal was to investigate whether elevated RDW at initiation of critical care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with 90-day mortality in surgical patients. METHODS We performed a retrospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Deranged serum phosphate (Phos) levels are associated with anemia in hospitalized patients, but their relevance to critical illness is unclear. Therefore, our goal was to investigate whether abnormal Phos on admission to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with anemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis(More)
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