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Mechanically ventilated patients are at a substantially higher risk for developing nosocomial pneumonia. Overall, there is a relatively constant 1&!TN!150;3% risk per day of developing pneumonia while receiving mechanical ventilation. The sensitivity and specificity of clinical criteria alone for diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAP) is low.(More)
Oral tongue squamous cell carcinomas (TSCC) are a unique subset of head and neck cancers with a distinct demographic profile, where up to half of the cases are never smokers. A small proportion of patients with OSCC are known to respond to EGFR TKI. We used a high-sensitivity mass spectrometry-based mutation profiling platform to determine the EGFR mutation(More)
Carcinoma of the oral tongue (OTSCC) is the most common malignancy of the oral cavity, characterized by frequent recurrence and poor survival. The last three decades has witnessed a change in the OTSCC epidemiological profile, with increasing incidence in younger patients, females and never-smokers. Here, we sought to characterize the OTSCC genomic(More)
Despite advances in therapeutics, outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain poor and there is an urgent need for efficacious systemic therapy. Unfortunately, drugs that are successful in preclinical studies often fail in the clinical setting, and we hypothesize that this is due to functional differences between primary tumors and commonly used(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is known for its high-metastatic potential. Here we report the identification of the proteoglycan serglycin as a functionally significant regulator of metastasis in this setting. Comparative genomic expression profiling of NPC cell line clones with high-and low-metastatic potential revealed the serglycin gene (SRGN) as one of(More)
Granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary is cha­ rac terized by a relatively indolent natural history with a pro­ pensity for late recurrence and long­term survival. The median time to recurrence is 4 to 6 years after the initial diagnosis [1]. Disease recurrence often presents within the pelvis as a local mass, in the retroperitoneal lymph nodes, or as(More)
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