Linh K Lu

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BACKGROUND Overuse of blood products is common, but prior efforts to improve transfusion decisions have met with limited success. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS This study examines transfusion practices before and after a conventional educational intervention followed by a randomized controlled trial of a decision support (DS) intervention with computerized(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) restriction element for a human Ni(2+) reactive T cell, ANi-2.3, was identified as DR52c. A series of experiments established that the functional ligand for this T cell was a preformed complex of Ni(2+) bound to the combination of DR52c and a specific peptide that was generated in human and mouse B cells, but not(More)
Nickel is the most common allergen detected in patch-tested patients. Nickel allergy is highest among females and patients under the age of 18, affecting 35.8% of patients patch-tested in this demographic. Nickel allergic contact dermatitis is a T-cell-mediated immune reaction which most commonly presents as a skin rash in areas exposed to nickel; however,(More)
InAs quantum dots (QDs) are grown on the cleaved edge of an In(x)Ga(1-x)AsGaAs supperlattice experimentally and a good linear alignment of these QDs on the surface of an In(x)Ga(1-x)As layer has been realized. The modulation effects of periodic strain on the substrate are investigated theoretically using a kinetic Monte Carlo method. Our results show that a(More)
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