Peter K Traum

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BACKGROUND Excisional biopsy is currently recommended for the analysis of lymphadenopathy suspicious for lymphoma. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of image-guided core needle biopsy (IGCNB) for the diagnosis of lymphoma using a standard protocol for tissue acquisition and analysis. METHODS All IGCNBs from 2008 to 2014 performed under(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to assess if there were any changes in liver biopsies after treatment with S-adenosyl-L-methionine(SAMe) in alcoholic liver disease patients. METHODS Liver biopsies of 14 patients were randomized for SAMe treatment at week 0 (biopsy #1) and at 24 weeks (biopsy #2). Patients received 1.2g of SAMe or placebo by(More)
PURPOSE Long gap esophageal atresia remains a significant treatment challenge. We aimed to create the first large animal model of long gap esophageal atresia to test a degradable esophageal lengthening device. METHODS The distal esophagus was divided 2 cm above the gastroesophageal junction in 6 minipigs. A polycaprolactone (PCL) spring device was secured(More)
Rearrangements involving ETV6 (12p13) are among the most common structural abnormalities in pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and involve numerous partner genes. Additionally, the t(8;14)(q11.2;q32), which can result in the placement of CEBPD (8q11.2) near the regulatory regions of IGH@ (14q32) and consequent overexpression of CEPBD,(More)
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