Matthew Lawson

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During beneficial inflammation, potentially tissue-damaging granulocytes undergo apoptosis before being cleared by phagocytes in a non-phlogistic manner. Here we show that the rate of constitutive apoptosis in human neutrophils and eosinophils is greatly accelerated in both a rapid and concentration-dependent manner by the fungal metabolite gliotoxin, but(More)
The pipeline embolization device has demonstrated clinical success in the management of complex intracranial aneurysms arising along the anterior intracranial circulation with a relatively low complication profile. A case report is presented which describes a novel complication of delayed intraparenchymal hemorrhage following deployment of a pipeline(More)
Proliferation of airway smooth muscle results from persistent inflammatory cytokine and growth factor stimulation and is a critical component of airway luminal narrowing in chronic asthma. Using primary cultures of bovine tracheal smooth muscle (BTSM) cells to examine the signaling basis of cell proliferation, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB and(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing body of literature supporting venous sinus stenosis as a causative etiology for many patients diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Recent series have documented improvement in the pre- and post-stenosis venous pressure gradient as well as clinical symptoms after stenting. Concomitant real time intracranial(More)
Increased levels of glutathione (GSH) occur in the epithelial lining fluid (ELF) of chronic cigarette smokers. Therefore we investigated the effect of cigarette smoke condensate solution (CSC) on GSH synthesis and the regulation of gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase (gammaGCS) in human type II alveolar epithelial cells (A549). CSC exposure increased GSH(More)
BACKGROUND Incomplete coil occlusion is associated with increased risk of aneurysm recurrence. We hypothesize that intracranial stents can cause flow remodeling, which promotes further occlusion of an incompletely coiled aneurysm. OBJECTIVE To study our hypothesis by comparing the follow-up angiographic outcomes of stented and nonstented incompletely(More)
Background and Purpose—We have previously reported the difference in length of stay and hospital charges for patients with cerebral aneurysms treated with either clipping or coiling at our institution. We now report an analysis of the same comparison at a national level conducted using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Methods—We obtained the(More)
We studied the regulation of glutathione (GSH) synthesis and characterised the 5'-promoter region of the gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase-heavy subunit (gammaGCS-HS) gene in human alveolar type II cells (A549) following exposure to menadione (MQ) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Both MQ (100 microM) and H2O2 (100 microM) exposure increased intracellular GSH(More)