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In human airways diseases, including cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), host defense is compromised and airways inflammation and infection often result. Mucus clearance and trapping of inhaled pathogens constitute key elements of host defense. Clearance rates are governed by mucus viscous and elastic moduli at(More)
To ensure the accurate transmission of genetic material, chromosome segregation must occur with extremely high fidelity. Segregation errors lead to chromosomal instability (CIN), with deleterious consequences. Mutations in the tumor suppressor adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) initiate most colon cancers and have also been suggested to promote disease(More)
Prolonged survival in brain metastasis patients increases recurrence rates and places added importance on salvage therapies. Research examining carmustine polymer wafers as an adjuvant therapy for brain metastasis is limited. We present a single institution retrospective series documenting the use of BCNU wafers placed in the cavity of resected recurrent(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we assessed clinical outcomes of patients with brain metastases from a gastrointestinal (GI) primary cancer and patterns of failure after stereotactic radiosurgery including failure within the radiosurgical volume, distant failure and leptomeningeal failure (LMF). We also assessed other factors associated with the patients'(More)
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