Gia M Randall

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Environmental and occupational exposures are typically to mixtures of chemicals, although most toxicity information is for individual compounds. Interactions between chemicals may involve pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic effects resulting in modulation of toxicity. Therefore, physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling has been used to analyze data(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The aim of the present study was to review endoscopic findings, treatment, and clinical outcomes in patients with severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was made of prospectively gathered data on all patients with severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding who were admitted(More)
The purposes of this study were (a) to determine the applicability of endoscopic palliation for patients with esophagogastric cancer strictures in a referral center, and (b) to compare the efficacy and safety of the BICAP tumor probe with the neodymiumyttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser for such palliation. Forty-two consecutive patients with weight loss(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the clinical outcomes and direct medical costs of 155 patients with severe peptic ulcer hemorrhage and a nonbleeding visible vessel at emergency endoscopy treated with endoscopic hemostasis or medical-surgical therapy. METHODS In two consecutive, prospective, randomized, controlled trials, patients were randomly assigned to endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorrhage is the most common complication of duodenal ulcer disease, but there is little information about the effectiveness and safety of long-term maintenance therapy with histamine H2-receptor blockers. METHODS We conducted a double-blind study in patients with endoscopically documented hemorrhage from duodenal ulcers. Patients were(More)
Three trials were conducted to study the effects of exercise on aflatoxicosis in young broiler and layer chicks. Aflatoxin B1 was fed at levels of 0 or 5 ppm in a corn-based diet. Exercise was conducted on a motorized treadmill. In one trial, the growth rate of aflatoxin-fed birds was found to be increased significantly (P less than .05) by exercise, but it(More)
The presence of DNA-unwinding elements (DUEs) at eukaryotic replicators has raised the question of whether these elements contribute to origin activity by their intrinsic helical instability, as protein-binding sites, or both. We used the human c-myc DUE as bait in a yeast one-hybrid screen and identified a DUE-binding protein, designated DUE-B, with a(More)
Excellent clinical results have been reported with sclerotherapy for control of nonvariceal gastrointestinal hemorrhage. However, there are few controlled or comparative data on different sclerosing agents for treatment of lesions with active arterial bleeding or nonbleeding visible vessels. In a controlled, randomized study of canine small bowel arteries(More)
BACKGROUND Our purpose was to compare the efficacy, complications, failure rates, and crossovers of heater and bipolar probe treatments of chronically bleeding internal hemorrhoids. METHODS Eighty-one patients (31 female, 50 male) with mean age of 53 years had large (grade 2 to 3) internal hemorrhoids with bleeding for a mean of 12 years, had failed(More)
A physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model describing transfer of inhaled tetrachloroethylene (PCE) into breast milk with the consequent exposure of the nursing pups was developed and validated in lactating rats. The PBPK model was based on partition coefficients (PCs), which were determined by the equilibration of tissues with known(More)