Michael V Hoffman

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Most patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are classified at diagnosis as having a low/INT-I or INT-II/high risk disease, based on the classical International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) criteria. The low/INT-I risk patients are usually managed mildly with supportive care, including red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, erythroid stimulating agents(More)
The O157 antigen of Escherichia coli shares structural elements with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) antigens of other bacterial species, notably Brucella abortus and Yersinia enterocolitica 09, a fact that confounds the interpretation of assays for anti-O157 antibodies. To address this problem, a blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (bELISA) was designed(More)
STUDY DESIGN Wedging of apical spinal segments was measured during creation and correction of an experimental scoliosis in a goat model. OBJECTIVES To create and correct apical vertebral wedge deformities in a progressive experimental scoliosis model by purely mechanical means. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The creation and correction of vertebral wedge(More)
Inflammation has been demonstrated to be an important risk factor for the development of cardiovascular events. Patients with elevated white blood cell counts have been shown to be in a higher risk of developing acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary and vascular events. We review the clinical data of high white blood cell counts and the prognosis,(More)
This study was performed to explore the cost-effectiveness of total hip arthroplasty (THA) compared with hemiarthroplasty (HEMI) in the treatment of displaced femoral neck fractures in active otherwise healthy older patients in whom the optimum treatment is believed to be an arthroplasty procedure. A Markov decision model was used to determine whether THA(More)
A multicenter study was performed to evaluate the susceptibility of beta-hemolytic streptococci to nine antimicrobial agents. MICs were performed in cation-supplemented Mueller-Hinton broth with 3.5% lysed sheep red blood cells according to NCCLS guidelines. A total of 646 isolates were tested: 300 (46%) group A; 170 (26%) group B; 38 (6%) group C, 35 (5%)(More)
CD14, a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) receptor, is present on the surface membrane of phagocytic leukocytes; it is also present in a soluble form in serum. Recently published results confer to this molecule novel functions that are linked to T-cell activation and to apoptosis. We report here that we have defined and characterized a novel lymphocyte population in(More)
The activities of the enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase increase in the lungs of neonatal rats exposed to normobaric hyperoxia. The oxygen-mediated increase in activity of these enzymes, known from previous studies to be an inductive response, was studied in 10- and 25-day-old rats as a function of both oxygen concentration(More)
The cyclins are key regulators of cell cycle progression and cellular proliferation. We have previously shown that in testicular germ cell tumors, cyclin E expression correlates with more aggressive tumors, higher clinical stage, and the presence of pulmonary metastases. Here, we have examined the association between cyclin activation and the proliferative(More)