Laura M. Voicu

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BACKGROUND Traumatic lumbar punctures with blasts (TLP+) in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) obscure central nervous system status and are associated with a poorer event-free survival (EFS). METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all lumbar punctures (LPs) for children with ALL diagnosed at our institution from 2005 to 2009.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Owing to the precarious blood supply to the renal medulla and the high metabolic requirement of the medullary thick ascending limb of Henle's loop, this nephron segment should be especially vulnerable when its supply of O(2) declines. METHODS Rats were exposed to 8 or 21% O(2) at different time points up to 5 h, and samples were collected(More)