Joe C. Watson

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BACKGROUND Recurrence and mortality rates in patients with breast cancer correlate with the degree of tumor angiogenesis (angiogenic index). We have developed a novel angiogenesis model by using disks of fresh human placental vein that initiate an angiogenic response and exhibit linear radial capillary growth in culture. We hypothesized that the addition of(More)
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common, dose-limiting side effect of many chemotherapeutic agents. Although many therapies have been investigated for the prevention and/or treatment of CIPN, there is no well-accepted proven therapy. In addition, there is no universally accepted, well-validated measure for the assessment of CIPN. The(More)
Measuring brain tissue oxygenation is now possible due to major advances in the technical development of Clark-electrodes and fiberoptic systems. However, to make this technique clinically useful for both nurses and medical staff, the ischemic threshold for brain tissue oxygen tension (brain pO2) must be determined. Three end points were used for(More)
10057 Background: Imatinib mesylate (IM), which inhibits the KIT and PDGFR tyrosine kinases, has known activity against GIST. We previously reported early results of the first reported multi-institutional prospective trial (RTOG 0132) using neoadjuvant imatinib mesylate (IM) either in primary resectable GIST or as a planned preoperative cytoreduction agent(More)
Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are benign epithelium-lined intrasellar cysts containing mucoid material and are believed to originate from the remnants of Rathke's pouch. Most are asymptomatic but may cause symptoms secondary to compression of adjacent structures such as visual disturbances and endocrinopathies, especially hypopituitary. Furthermore,(More)
OBJECT Nitroxides mimic superoxide dismutase (SOD) biochemically and may prevent free radical oxidative injury in settings in which endogenous SOD is overwhelmed. The authors have previously shown the efficacy of a nitroxide, Tempol, in reducing stroke infarct size. Of the nitroxides, 3-carbamoyl-proxyl (3-CP) is especially promising for clinical use,(More)
The effects of proximal occlusion of the parent artery during aneurysm surgery in humans are not fully understood, although this method is widely used. The reduction in substrate that can be tolerated by normal and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)-affected brain is unknown. Therefore, the authors measured brain oxygen tension (brain PO2), carbon dioxide(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral ischemia and stroke are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. An approach to protecting the brain during ischemia is to try to increase the delivery of oxygen via the residual blood flow through and around ischemic tissue. To test this hypothesis, we used a novel oxygen delivery agent, RSR-13(More)
Reduced brain tissue oxygenation is frequently seen in severe head injury and after subarachnoid hemorrhage, and this is considered a major cause of secondary ischemic brain injury. In fact, in a previous study, we found a tight correlation between low brain tissue oxygen tension and poor outcome. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that an allosteric(More)