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Words : alp habe tic ally , so rte d, e xclu ding, words , used , in , title. 1. I n t ro duct i on Th e wor d ad-hoc is der iv ed f r om Latin, it m ean s " f or a par tic ular pu rpos e " or " in a way that is no t plann ed in adv a nce " [ 1]. The a d-hoc netw or ks ar e desig ned to wor k auton omo us ly, w ithout a ny centraliz ed in f r as tr uctu r(More)
Glioblastoma is one of the most challenging forms of cancer to treat. Here we describe a computational platform that integrates the analysis of copy number variations and somatic mutations and unravels the landscape of in-frame gene fusions in glioblastoma. We found mutations with loss of heterozygosity in LZTR1, encoding an adaptor of CUL3-containing E3(More)
BACKGROUND Although several strategies for treating early antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplants have been investigated, evidence on treatment of late AMR manifesting after 6 months is sparse. In this single-center series, we present data on 23 consecutive patients treated for late AMR. METHODS Late AMR was diagnosed using Banff 2007(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by the protozoan parasite, Leishmania donovani, is associated with irregular fever, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly and anemia. The therapeutic arsenal against VL is limited and the recent advent of a novel immunomodulatory drug, Miltefosine has shown promising results for effective treatment of VL but its dependence on(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (OxLDL) impairs NO signaling and endothelial function, and contributes to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Arginase reciprocally regulates NO levels in endothelial cells by competing with NO synthase for the substrate l-arginine. In human aortic endothelial cells, OxLDL stimulation increased arginase enzyme activity in a(More)
Currently, there are no established biomarkers for diagnosing preclinical vasospasm or monitoring its progression. Two areas of extensive biomarker research are neuroimaging and biochemical markers in body fluids, such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). We performed a review of studies conducted over the past 2 decades summarizing the science to date and the(More)
Polyomavirus BK (BKV) has emerged as an important pathogen in kidney transplant patients. Existing taxonomic classifications of BKV come from conventional DNA sequence alignments based on limited data derived from the VP1 gene. We have used a phylogenetic whole-genome approach to examine the pattern of diversity and evolutionary relationships between 45 BKV(More)
INTRODUCTION Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is an uncommon syndrome widely attributed to CSF hypovolemia, typically secondary to spontaneous CSF leak. Although commonly associated with postural headache and variable neurological symptoms, one of the most severe consequences of SIH is bilateral subdural hematomas with resultant neurological(More)