Marilyn St Peter

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BACKGROUND Sydenham's chorea is the neurologic manifestation of rheumatic fever and is a diagnosis of exclusion requiring only the presence of frank chorea in the absence of another neurologic disorder. Two thirds of children with Sydenham's chorea also have rheumatic carditis (pathologic mitral valve regurgitation). Although there are similar(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate preoperative dendritic cell (DC) mobilization and tumor infiltration after administration of Flt3 ligand (Flt3L) to patients with metastatic colon cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twelve patients with colon cancer metastatic to the liver or lung received Flt3L (20 microg/kg/d subcutaneously for 14 days for one to three cycles at monthly(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to characterize left ventricular diastolic function in the sickle cell disease (SCD) population and to relate echocardiographic measures of dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension and mortality. BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension has been identified as a predictor of death in the adult SCD population. Although(More)
We have previously reported that left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in those with cardiac asymptomatic hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is similar to that of volunteer control (VC) subjects, despite a presence of augmented left atrial contractile function. However, concern still exists that those with HH might gradually develop LV diastolic dysfunction(More)
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