Jennifer Lusk

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Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) was administered by continuous subcutaneous infusion to 15 patients with non-myeloid malignancies treated by high-dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow infusion. G-CSF was given at variable dosage based on neutrophil count. Sustained serum levels of G-CSF were achieved. Neutrophil recovery was accelerated(More)
Methylation of the SKA2 (spindle and kinetochore-associated complex subunit 2) gene has recently been identified as a promising biomarker of suicide risk. Based on this finding, we examined associations between SKA2 methylation, cortical thickness and psychiatric phenotypes linked to suicide in trauma-exposed veterans. About 200 trauma-exposed white(More)
BACKGROUND Critically ill children are at risk of developing malnutrition, and undernutrition is a risk factor for morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE The study evaluated changes in the energy and protein intake before and after implementation of nutrition support (NS) guidelines for a pediatric critical care unit (PICU). DESIGN This retrospective study(More)
Granulocyte transfusions may be beneficial in neutropenic patients with progressive infections despite appropriate antibiotics. In order to evaluate both the feasibility of granulocyte collection in normal donors receiving granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and the efficacy of infusing these cells into neutropenic patients with progressive(More)
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