Kevin F Maskell

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Recent results have shown a correlation between survival and frequency of tumor-infiltrating T cells in colorectal cancer patients. However, the mechanisms controlling the ability of human T lymphocytes to infiltrate colon carcinoma remain unclear. Although, it is known that expression of the integrin CD103alpha(E)/beta(7) by intraepithelial lymphocytes(More)
If we were to summarize the rationale that underpins medical oncology in a Latin aphorism, it might be 'veneno ergo sum'; that is, I poison, therefore I am. The burden of chemotherapy-associated toxicity is well recognized, but we have relatively few tools that increase the precision of anticancer drug prescribing. We propose a shift in emphasis from the(More)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in poisoned patients is increasing, but is rare post cardiac arrest. We report a case of ECMO use with complete recovery in a patient who arrested twice after a cardiotoxicant overdose. A 17-year-old male presented after an unknown overdose. He rapidly became hypotensive and bradycardic and received aggressive(More)
Two different methods have been developed to measure the binding of therapeutic antibodies to the low affinity human Fc receptor FcγRIII (CD16). The first measures binding of antibody to recombinant soluble receptor by surface plasmon resonance and the second uses flow cytometry to measure antibody binding to cells which express the receptor. Both methods(More)
PRESENTATION A 10 year-old male presented to the ED with knee pain after falling off his bicycle. He landed on his flexed knee with an audible “pop.” He could not extend his knee or walk. Physical examination revealed an effusion and high riding patella with a palpable inferior pole defect. He was neurovascularly intact, and the remaining examination of his(More)
Methanol is a common toxicant in the United States, especially from automotive products. Its kinetics have been described previously and typically involve little urinary excretion. We present a case of prolonged methanol half-life in a patient with chronic kidney disease. An 80-year-old male with a baseline glomerular filtration rate of 24 mL·min·1.73 m was(More)
Dofetilide is a class III antiarrhythmic used for treating atrial dysrhythmias. Though its adverse effects are well described in routine use, very little is known about dofetilide toxicity in overdose. This is a retrospective case series of consecutive patients reported to our poison center after dofetilide overdose. Twenty-seven cases were included.(More)
INTRODUCTION Unintentional mothball ingestions may cause serious toxicity in small children. Camphor, naphthalene, and paradichlorobenzene mothballs are difficult to distinguish without packaging. Symptoms and management differ based on the ingested compound. Previous studies have used a variety of antiquated, impractical and potentially dangerous(More)