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Goals of this study were to analyze the ability of mass spectrometry serum profiling to distinguish non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma patients and healthy controls. Sera were obtained from 19 adenocarcinoma patients, 24 squamous cell carcinoma patients, and 21 controls. Identifications of significant mass-to-charge ratio (m/z)(More)
This study evaluated the usefulness of electrospray mass spectrometry to distinguish sera of early-stage pancreatic cancer patients from disease-free individuals. Sera peak data were generated from 33 pancreatic cancer patients and 30 disease-free individuals. A "leave one out" cross-validation procedure discriminated stage I/II pancreatic cancer versus(More)
Recently, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used as rescue therapy for newborns with overwhelming early-onset group B streptococcal sepsis. To determine which clinical factors best predict mortality and to evaluate the outcome of this therapy, a retrospective examination of the clinical course and outcome of ECMO-eligible newborns with(More)
Limited information is available regarding the development of systemic organ stress by dermal exposure to JP-8 fuel. In this study, the systemic stress potential of this fuel is evaluated in a rat model subjected to dermal applications of JP-8 for 7 days at 300 μl per day. Tissue histology indicated that JP-8 induces morphological alterations that suggest(More)
Limited information is available regarding systemic changes in mammals associated with exposures to petroleum/hydrocarbon fuels. In this study, systemic toxicity of JP-8 jet fuel was observed in a rat inhalation model at different JP-8 fuel vapor concentrations (250, 500, or 1000 mg/m(3), for 91 days). Gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry sequencing(More)
Doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1) is a putative pancreatic stem cell marker and is upregulated in pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and many other solid tumors. It marks tumor stem cells in mouse models of intestinal neoplasia. Here we sought to determine whether DCLK1 protein can be detected in the bloodstream and if its levels in archived serum(More)
PURPOSE The authors developed a clinical pathway for optimal management after antenatal diagnosis of gastroschisis. This is the outcomes analysis of our first 30 consecutive patients. METHOD Antenatal counseling was provided for all families with in-utero diagnosis of gastroschisis. Bowel dilatation, thickness, motility, amniotic fluid volume, and fetal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to identify biomarkers in sera of pancreatic cancer patients using mass spectrometry (MS) approaches. METHODS Sera from patients diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and sera from normal volunteers were subjected to gel electrophoresis to resolve and quantify differences in protein levels. Protein bands that differed(More)
OBJECTIVE Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) improves oxygenation and reduces the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in infants with severe persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). The effectiveness of iNO in the treatment of moderate PPHN has not been adequately defined. We therefore conducted a randomized, prospective multicenter study(More)