Nicole E. Albert

Learn More
Small cell carcinoma (SCC) is most commonly found in the lung but is occasionally found in the gastrointestinal tract and other extrapulmonary sites. Incidences of SCC in the esophagus and stomach are rare and have been reported almost exclusively in older individuals. The following case presents the discovery of small cell carcinoma of the stomach and(More)
Ritonavir is a protease inhibitor (PI) frequently prescribed with highly active antiretroviral therapy. It functions to boost the effectiveness of other PIs as a result of blocking their breakdown by the cytochrome P450 (3A4) pathway. Through this same mechanism, ritonavir has been shown to cause iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome (ICS) in patients using inhaled(More)
BACKGROUND Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) cause a sharp elevation of gastro-duodenal luminal pH which in turn has resulted in reports of reduced absorption of magnesium and certain other nutrients. METHODS Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients on long-term PPI therapy (> 6 months) or healthy test subjects (not on any acid preventive or(More)
Studies were undertaken to determine the effect of Bacil lus Calmette-Guërin (BCG) on the cellular and humonal response in mice receiving cyclophosphamide, methotnex ate, and 5-fluonouracil (CMF). C57BL/6 mice were given i.p. injections of sheep red blood cells and were grafted with BALB/c skin on Day 0. Treatment consisted of CMF, BCG, or both CMF and(More)
Studies were undertaken to determine the effect of Bacil lus Calmette-Guërin (BCG) on the cellular and humonal response in mice receiving cyclophosphamide, methotnex ate, and 5-fluonouracil (CMF). C57BL/6 mice were given i.p. injections of sheep red blood cells and were grafted with BALB/c skin on Day 0. Treatment consisted of CMF, BCG, or both CMF and(More)
BACKGROUND Delivery of a pharmacologically effective drug dosage to a target tissue is critical. Barrett's epithelia are a unique challenge for drug delivery of orally administered zinc due to rapid transit down the esophageal lumen, incomplete absorptive differentiation of these epithelia, and the use of proton-pump inhibitor drugs abrogating intestinal(More)