Maressa Pollen

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Our objective was to explore alteration of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathway in ampullary carcinoma. Immunohistochemical studies were employed to evaluate expression of amphiregulin as well as expression and activation of EGFR. A lab-developed assay was used to identify mutations in the EGFR pathway genes, including KRAS, BRAF,(More)
The effect of acute air-hyperbarism (maximal 520 kPa), normobaric low and high FIO2 levels (minimal 0.1, maximal 1.0) and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) on the red-green sensitivity ratio (rgSR) and on color discrimination for foveal vision were studied. Effects were quantified by measuring the red-green flicker (16 Hz) fusion point for normals with the Oscar(More)
Objective. Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is an aggressive neoplasm with only limited number of reported series of cases and rare case reports of occurrence as a posttransplant neoplastic disorder. The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease is unknown and the optimal treatment is still under investigation. We describe an unusual case of HS in a patient with a(More)
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