Eric Chow

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Cultured neocortical neurons respond rapidly to oxygen deprivation. Within minutes they demonstrate an increase in intracellular calcium and pronounced changes in their morphology. These changes include swelling, bleb formations, process retraction and a change in shape of the soma from pyramidal or ellipsoidal to round. Since the cytoskeleton is(More)
Physician practice variation may be a barrier to informing hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients about fertility preservation (FP) options. We surveyed HCT physicians in the United States to evaluate FP knowledge, practices, perceptions and barriers. Of the 1035 physicians invited, 185 completed a 29-item web-survey. Most respondents demonstrated(More)
That glutamate increases in the extracellular space of the brain during hypoxia or ischemia and that this amino acid, in high enough concentrations, kills neurons has led investigators to use glutamate and study the mechanisms underlying neuronal excitotoxicity as a model for acute cell death that occurs with low oxygen. However, there is some evidence that(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about risk factors for childhood rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) and the histology-specific details are rare. METHODS Case-control studies formed by linking cancer and birth registries of California, Minnesota, New York, Texas and Washington, which included 583 RMS cases (363 embryonal and 85 alveolar RMS) and 57 966 randomly selected(More)
BACKGROUND Little has been reported on socioeconomic (SES) patterns of risk for most forms of childhood cancer. METHODS Population-based case-control data from epidemiological studies of childhood cancer conducted in five US states were pooled and associations of maternal, paternal and household educational attainment with childhood cancers were analysed.(More)
Cardiovascular complications are a leading cause of therapy-related morbidity and mortality in long-term survivors of childhood malignancy. In fact, childhood cancer survivors are at a 15-fold risk of developing CHF compared to age-matched controls. There is a strong dose-dependent association between anthracycline exposure and risk of CHF, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinomas in children are rare and have not been well studied. METHODS We conducted a population-based case-control study and examined associations between birth characteristics and childhood carcinomas diagnosed from 28 days to 14 years during 1980-2004 using pooled data from five states (NY, WA, MN, TX, and CA) that linked their birth and(More)
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence that clinical outcomes are improved for stroke patients admitted to specialized Stroke Units. The Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) created a Neurovascular Unit (NVU) using resources from General Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery for patients with stroke and acute neurovascular conditions. Under(More)
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