Peter S. Hall

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BACKGROUND The addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy improves progression-free survival in metastatic breast cancer and pathological complete response rates in the neoadjuvant setting. Micrometastases are dependent on angiogenesis, suggesting that patients might benefit from anti-angiogenic strategies in the adjuvant setting. We therefore assessed the(More)
BACKGROUND Multi-parameter genomic tests identify patients with early-stage breast cancer who are likely to derive little benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. These tests can potentially spare patients the morbidity from unnecessary chemotherapy and reduce costs. However, the costs of the test must be balanced against the health benefits and cost savings(More)
The β-common receptor (βcR) plays a pivotal role in the nonhematopoietic tissue-protective effects of erythropoietin (EPO). Here we determined whether EPO reduces the acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by sepsis and whether this effect is mediated by the βcR. In young (2 months old) C57BL/6 wild-type and βcR knockout mice, lipopolysaccharide caused a(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports identifying discordance between multiparameter tests at the individual patient level have been largely attributed to methodological shortcomings of multiple in silico studies. Comparisons between tests, when performed using actual diagnostic assays, have been predicted to demonstrate high degrees of concordance. OPTIMA prelim(More)
In this paper a review of recent research in characterizing on-body wireless channels is presented. Path gain random variations caused by body movements in various environments have been investigated at several frequencies, including 2.45 GHz and 5.8 GHz. In a scattering environment, such as an office, the fading of on-body channels was found to undergo a(More)
Since salt intake may affect blood pressure response to antihypertensive drugs, an individual's salt-sensitivity status may be an important consideration in the selection of a medication. The purpose of this single-blind study was to assess the impact of salt sensitivity on the antihypertensive effects of isradipine. A total of 21 evaluable hypertensive(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) require artificial ventilation but this treatment may produce secondary lung damage. High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) may reduce this damage. OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of HFOV in patients with ARDS compared with standard(More)
AIM The treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer has changed after the development of the immune checkpoint inhibitors. Although the most studied biomarker is PD-L1 expression, its clinical significance is still debatable. In this article, we show the updated survival analysis of all published data. METHODS We searched in network and conference data(More)