Elika Derek

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Ocular melanoma is a rare disease with a strong predilection for the liver. Systemic and locoregional treatments for metastatic ocular melanoma have had disappointing results, with an average survival of 5–7 months. Resection and/or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver lesions were attempted to improve the patient outcomes. Eight patients with liver(More)
Ab initio molecular orbital theory with the 6-31G(d), 6-31G(d,p), 6-31+G(d), 6-31+G(d,p), 6-31+G(2d,p), 6-311G(d), 6-311G(d,p), and 6-311+G(2d,p) basis sets and density functional theory (BLYP, B3LYP, B3P86, B3PW91) have been used to locate transition states involved in the conformational interconversions of 1,4-dithiacyclohexane (1,4-dithiane) and to(More)
DOI:10.1097/MOT.0b013e32835a7d3a This issue of Current Opinions in Organ Transplantation addresses the role of immunosuppressive agents in a wide variety of clinical arenas. Mitigating the adverse effects associated with the inability to specifically target the immune response to an allograft has implications for posttransplant outcomes and quality of life.(More)
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