Gina Pillage

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Intra-amniotic infections are implicated in spontaneous preterm delivery (PTD). Certain genetic polymorphisms are associated with increased production of proinflammatory and/or decreased production of anti-inflammatory cytokines, thereby possibly promoting PTD. We determined the relationship between maternal and fetal cytokine gene polymorphisms with(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, a condition associated with malaria resistance, is a common genetic polymorphism. Decreased interleukin (IL)-10 production was demonstrated in vivo and in vitro in the African and Mediterranean forms of G6PD deficiencies. We hypothesized that low-producing IL-10 alleles are more abundant in the(More)
BACKGROUND Cytokine genetic polymorphisms have been associated with transplant outcome in some experimental and clinical studies, but the cytokine profile of patients who are clinically tolerant has not been investigated. AIM Allelic variations in tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interferon (INF)-gamma, transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1,(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous studies demonstrated that cytokine gene polymorphisms are related to acute rejection in pediatric heart transplantation; a decreased tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha production genotype combined with an increased or intermediate interleukin (IL)-10 production genotype was associated with the smallest incidence of acute rejection.(More)
Herein, we present a case of pseudohypoglycemia induced by hypothermia in an 83-year-old white man in whom glucose levels between venous and capillary blood were discrepant. Although pseudohypoglycemia has been reported in the literature, it is under-recognized among health care professionals and laboratorians. Health care professionals may encounter(More)
Severe chronic neutropenia (SCN) is characterized by severe recurrent bacterial infections during infancy. Blood or marrow transplantation (BMT) is the only curative option for patients with refractory disease. This report describes the case of a 4-year-old girl with refractory SCN, who received a bone marrow transplant from a highly matched donor after(More)
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