Oscar A Merino

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APCs are important in the initiation of productive Ag-specific T cell responses and the induction of T cell anergy. The inflammatory status of the APC at the time of encounter with Ag-specific T cells plays a central role in determining such divergent T cell outcomes. A better understanding of the regulation of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory genes in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study documents mid-term outcomes of a series of endovascular popliteal aneurysm repairs compared with concurrent results of open surgical repair. METHODS A retrospective chart review was done of all popliteal artery aneurysm repairs since January 1, 2000. Patency was defined as continued presence of palpable pulses or maintenance of(More)
BACKGROUND The approval of new immunotherapies has dramatically changed the treatment landscape of metastatic melanoma. These survival gains come with trade-offs in side effects and costs, as well as important considerations for third-party payer systems, physicians, and patients. OBJECTIVE To develop a Markov model to determine the cost-effectiveness of(More)
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