Erin Shelton

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The ALAD gene (chromosome 9q34) codes for delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) (E.C. 4.2.1.24). ALAD catalyzes the second step of heme synthesis and is polymorphic. The ALAD G177C polymorphism yields two codominant alleles, ALAD-1 and ALAD-2, and it has been implicated in susceptibility to lead toxicity. Genotype frequencies vary by geography and(More)
The ALAD gene (chromosome 9q34) codes for δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) (E.C. 4.2.1.24). ALAD catalyzes the second step of heme synthesis and is polymorphic. The ALAD G177C polymorphism yields two codominant alleles, ALAD-1 and ALAD-2, and it has been implicated in susceptibility to lead toxicity. Genotype frequencies vary by geography and(More)
In a prospective study of solid-organ transplant recipients (n = 22; 15 hepatic and 7 renal) receiving valganciclovir for cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis, electronic estimation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) underestimated the true GFR (24-h urine creatinine clearance) by >20% in 14/22 (63.6%). Its use was associated with inappropriate underdosing(More)
Intragastric balloons are an increasingly used non-surgical treatment for weight reduction in obese patients. The balloon is inserted under endoscopic guidance into the fundus and inflated to the desired volume (500-600 mL) with saline mixed with 10 mL methylene blue. It works by restriction of gastric intake. It is less invasive and cheaper than bariatric(More)
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