Margaret T Wood

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The basis for memory loss in early Alzheimer's disease (AD) seems likely to involve synaptic damage caused by soluble Abeta-derived oligomers (ADDLs). ADDLs have been shown to build up in the brain and CSF of AD patients and are known to interfere with mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, acting as gain-of-function ligands that attach to synapses. Because of(More)
BACKGROUND The efflux transporter P-glycoprotein, a member of the adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette superfamily, is a major determinant of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the opioid loperamide, a well-recognized antidiarrheal agent. Animal studies indicate that P-glycoprotein limits morphine entry into the brain. In this study, the(More)
The basis for memory loss in early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) seems likely to involve synaptic damage caused by soluble A -derived oligomers (ADDLs). ADDLs have been shown to build up in the brain and CSF of AD patients and are known to interfere with mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, acting as gain-of-function ligands that attach to synapses. Because of the(More)
Patients with chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL) with high-risk cytogenetics [del(11q)(q22.3) or del(17p)(p13.1)] have limited therapeutic options and their prognosis remains poor. This analysis was conducted to determine the clinical activity of lenalidomide in patients with high-risk disease. Relapsed/refractory patients with CLL enrolled in a phase II(More)
Recently, lenalidomide and low dose dexamethasone were found to result in superior overall survival compared to lenalidomide and high dose dexamethasone. The immune suppressive effects of dexamethasone can antagonize lenalidomide immunomodulatory activity and may explain this observation. We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate the single agent(More)
Novel agents have provided a new foundation for multiple myeloma therapies. When combined with other anti-myeloma agents, these compounds significantly enhance clinical efficacy. High-dose steroids are frequently used in anti-myeloma combination regimens; however, the doses employed are often poorly tolerated, especially in patients with concurrent comorbid(More)
A small epidemic of gastroenteritis in a children's hospital is described, and also the biochemical characteristics of the causative organism. Stress is laid on the fact that failure to recognize that epidemic strains of Escherichia coli may be late lactose fermentors can lead to errors or delay in diagnosis.