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Morphologic assessment of dysplasia in Barrett esophagus, despite limitations, remains the basis of treatment. We rigorously tested modified 1988 criteria, assessing intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility. Participants submitted slides of Barrett mucosa negative (BE) and indefinite (IND) for dysplasia, with low-grade dysplasia (LGD) and high-grade(More)
Azoxymethane (AOM)-induced colonic carcinogenesis involves a number of mutations, including those in the K-ras gene and CTNNB1, that codes for beta-catenin. Prior in vitro studies have also demonstrated that wild type p21(K-ras) can be activated by epigenetic events. We identified 15 K-ras mutations in 14 of 84 AOM-induced colonic tumors by three(More)
The bcl-2 proto-oncogene encodes a Mr 25,000 protein that has been shown to prevent apoptosis or programmed cell death. The bcl-2 protein is detectable in basal cells of normal colonic epithelium, and an altered topographic distribution of this protein is found in colonic neoplasms. However, the clinical significance of abnormal bcl-2 expression in colon(More)
  • Jacques Beaudry‐losique, Jocelyn Brown‐saracino, +16 authors Wallace
  • 2011
(EERE) Wind and Water Power Program to outline the actions it will pursue to support the development of a world‐class offshore wind industry in the United States. This National Offshore Wind Strategy will guide DOE as it expands its ongoing efforts through the Offshore Wind Innovation and Demonstration (OSWInD) initiative to promote and accelerate(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the influence of several clinicopathologic variables on 5-year actuarial survival rate after curative resection of gastric adenocarcinoma. METHODS Clinical characteristics were retrieved from the records of all patients who underwent gastric resection for curative intent between 1965 and 1986 at The University of Chicago Medical(More)
Patients newly admitted to rehabilitation centres are at high risk of colonization with multidrug-resistant bacteria because many of them have experienced prolonged stays in other healthcare settings and have had high exposure to antibiotics. We conducted a prospective study to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for colonization with(More)
Unconventional medical practices, including the use of herbal remedies, are prevalent in the United States. Chaparral is an herbal preparation made from a desert shrub and used for its antioxidant properties. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman who took chaparral for 10 months and developed severe hepatitis for which no other cause could be found.(More)
A possible causative association between Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric lymphoproliferative disorders has recently been recognized. The case of a 14-year-old girl who was diagnosed with H. pylori gastritis and associated gastric lymphoproliferative disease of the low-grade mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type is reported. The patient was(More)
The objective of endoscopic surveillance in Barrett esophagus (BE) is to assess the risk of subsequent development of invasive carcinoma. Criteria for morphologic evaluation of dysplasia, the presumed precursor lesion, have been established, although there are surprisingly few data in the literature correlating biopsy diagnosis of dysplasia with outcome. We(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Genetic variation in NOD2 has been associated with susceptibility to Crohn's disease (CD) and specifically with ileal involvement. The reason for the unique association of NOD2 mutations with ileal disease is unclear. To identify a possible link, we tested expression of NOD2 in intestinal tissue of CD patients and controls. PATIENTS(More)