Jingjing Gao

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OBJECTIVE To create an analytics platform for specifying and detecting clinical phenotypes and other derived variables in electronic health record (EHR) data for quality improvement investigations. MATERIALS AND METHODS We have developed an architecture for an Analytic Information Warehouse (AIW). It supports transforming data represented in different(More)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is an aggressive primary brain tumor with an average survival of approximately 1 year. A recently recognized subtype, glioblastoma with oligodendroglioma component (GBM-O), was designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2007. We investigated GBM-Os for their clinical and molecular characteristics as compared to other forms of(More)
PURPOSE To conduct a comprehensive analysis of radiologist-made assessments of glioblastoma (GBM) tumor size and composition by using a community-developed controlled terminology of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging visual features as they relate to genetic alterations, gene expression class, and patient survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS Because all study(More)
Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) expand in cancer bearing hosts and contribute to tumor immune evasion. M2 macrophages constitute a major cellular component of cancer-related inflammation. However, the correlation between circulating MDSCs and infiltrating M2 macrophages in tumor tissues from patients with esophageal cancer (ECA), and its potential(More)
Novel 2-oxo-pyrazine-3-carboxamide-yl nucleoside analogues and their epimers were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their activities against influenza A viruses H1N1 and H3N2 in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. All the compounds showed low cytotoxicities in these anti-influenza tests. One of the epimers, 4-[(1S, 3R, 4R,(More)
In this study, we report a function of myo-inositol-O-methyltransferase (Imt1) in response to low temperature stress using transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Imt1 gene was constructed identical to the Imt1 gene from a halophyte Mesembryanthemum crystallinum. After cold stress, the Imt1 transgenic plants exhibited stronger growth than the wild type plants. The(More)
Trials have shown benefits of palifermin in reducing the incidence and severity of oral mucositis in patients with hematological malignancies undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with total body irradiation (TBI)-based conditioning regimens. Similar outcome data are lacking for patients receiving non-TBI-based regimens. We(More)
PURPOSE Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) have prognostic significance in many cancers, yet their roles in glioblastoma have not been fully defined. We hypothesized that TILs in glioblastoma are associated with molecular alterations, histologies, and survival. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We used data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to investigate(More)
Markov random field (MRF) model is an effective method for brain tissue classification, which has been applied in MR image segmentation for decades. However, it falls short of the expected classification in MR images with intensity inhomogeneity for the bias field is not considered in the formulation. In this paper, we propose an interleaved method joining(More)