Miriam Russell

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The EVI-1 gene was originally detected as an ectopic viral insertion site and encodes a nuclear zinc finger DNA-binding protein. Previous studies showed restricted EVI-1 RNA or protein expression during ontogeny; in a kidney and an endometrial carcinoma cell line; and in normal murine oocytes and kidney cells. EVI-1 expression was also detected in a subset(More)
The cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) enzyme is regulated at the transcriptional level and its expression is influenced by genetic factors, polymorphisms in the structural and regulatory genes, and by environmental factors such as exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). To investigate the role of CYP1A1 in breast cancer, we studied CYP1A1 expression(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether diets high in animal or vegetable fat affected mammary tumorigenesis when fed to rats only prior to and during the initiation phase of carcinogenesis. Weanling 21-day-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into different dietary treatment groups and were allowed to feed and libitum on one of(More)
Transitional cell carcinomas may arise at any site within the urinary tract and are a source of considerable morbidity and mortality. In particular, patients with metastatic disease have a poor prognosis, with less than 5% alive at 5 years. A multicentre randomized trial comparing methotrexate and vinblastine (MV) with cisplatin, methotrexate and(More)
Osteogenesis imperfecta, type II is a rare hereditary disease of connective tissue with abnormalities of type I collagen. It is invariably fatal in the neonatal period. We report 2 cases with abnormal cerebral cortical white matter consisting of abundant, perivenous microcalcifications, proliferated vascular endothelium and focal aggregates of germ cells.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE T2 hypointensity in the basal ganglia of patients with MS has been associated with clinical progression and cognitive decline. Our objectives were the following: 1) to compare signal in T2WI, R2 (ie, 1/T2), and R2* (ie, 1/T2*) relaxation rates and quantitative susceptibility mapping; and 2) to investigate the associations among MR(More)
Designing integrated care pathways to facilitate acute hospital discharge: the role of routinely available statistics Abstract Purpose: Typically around 30% of acute beds used by older people deliver care that could be provided in 'non-acute' settings. Such 'avoidable' bed use results in 'delayed' hospital discharges. This study examined this problem using(More)
We treated 52 mentally retarded patients with intractable seizures by adding valproic acid (VPA) to other drug regimens. Sixty-one percent improved clinically. VPA significantly reduced the frequency of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, generalized myoclonus, absence and atonic seizures. There was a significant correlation between clinical improvement and(More)