Ilya Leventhal

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Reactive gliosis is a process triggered in astrocytes after traumatic injury, yet the exact consequences of gliosis on cellular survival and neural regenerative processes in the injured brain remain only partly understood. One recently discovered feature influencing neuronal growth and differentiation is the physical stiffness of the environment surrounding(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the optimal management, conservative or surgical, of patients with penetrating or blunt Type III renal injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study comprised 122 patients with blunt abdominal or penetrating trauma with suspected significant renal injuries. Forty-five patients (32 penetrating and 13 blunt trauma) with Type(More)
A patient with von Recklinghausen's disease manifested by dermal neurofibromatosis and cafe-au-lait spots presented with complaints of malaise, weight loss, lower extremity weakness, and a palpable left lower abdominal quadrant mass. Evaluation revealed a lumbar neurofibroma, a localized primary carcinoid tumor of the mesentery, and a left renal(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP) enhances, by immunomodulation, ex vivo anti-tumour cytotoxicity of autolymphocyte therapy (ALT) against a chemotherapy-resistant tumour, and if lysis is mediated through T-cells, NK-cells, or both. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) target cells were derived from(More)
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