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The purpose of this study was to examine overall, leg and chest ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) at ventilatory threshold (Thvent) in 16 children (mean age 10.9 years) and 17 adults (mean age 24.3 years). Thvent and maximum oxygen consumption (V˙O2 max ) were measured during a graded exercise test on a cycle ergometer. Overall, leg and chest RPE were(More)
PURPOSE Currently available anti-scarring regimens for glaucoma filtration surgery have potentially blinding complications and thus the need for alternative and safer agents. The effects of a new antibody to transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta2 on in vitro and in vivo conjunctival scarring and after glaucoma filtration surgery were investigated. METHODS(More)
In acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), the persistence of severe ADAMTS13 deficiency (<10%) during remission is associated with more relapse. Preemptive (ie, after remission) administration of rituximab in these patients to prevent relapses remains controversial. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 12-year follow-up data to compare(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effects of the three human isoforms of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta in vivo using a mouse model of conjunctival scarring, both in normal eyes and after treatment with MMC, with a view to delineating the role of this growth factor in glaucoma filtration surgery. METHODS Application of recombinant human TGF-beta was assessed(More)
The stem cell factor receptor (SCF) c-Kit plays a pivotal role in regulating cell proliferation and survival in many cell types. In particular, c-Kit is required for early amplification of erythroid progenitors, while it must disappear from cell surface for the cell entering the final steps of maturation in an erythropoietin-dependent manner. We initially(More)
BACKGROUND Adult leukemia patients with febrile neutropenia have a higher volume of distribution requiring increased drug doses. We performed a survey of vancomycin use in that population to assess the accuracy of our dosing guidelines. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts and laboratory results of vancomycin prescription and monitoring in adult(More)
Chronic CD8(+) T-cell expansions can result in parotid gland swelling and other organ infiltration in HIV-infected patients, or in persistent cytopenias. We report 14 patients with a CD8+ T-cell expansion to better characterize the clinical spectrum of this ill-defined entity. Patients (9 women/5 men) were 65 year-old (range, 25-74). Six patients had ≥ 1(More)
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