R. Matthew Walsh

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BACKGROUND Injury to the spleen is a recognized complication during percutaneous renal access due to the close anatomical relationship of the spleen and the left kidney. However, transsplenic renal access is a rare complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and can also result in considerable morbidity, often requiring emergent splenectomy. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND BTH1677 is a beta glucan pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMP) currently being investigated as a novel cancer therapy. Here, the initial safety and pharmacokinetic (PK) results of BTH1677 in healthy subjects are reported. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In the Phase 1a single-dosing study, subjects were randomized (3:1 per cohort) to a single(More)
Twenty-four untrained (UT) males (age 21 +/- 2.5 yr, height 1.77 +/- 0.05 m, weight 75.3 +/- 10.1 kg, values mean +/- SD) performed the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WT) under two conditions, cold (C) and following a warm-up (WU). Trials were separated by a minimum of 48 h. A modified Monark 818 cycle ergometer was interfaced with an Apple IIE microcomputer and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent enthusiasm in the surgical community for less invasive surgical approaches has resulted in widespread application of single-incision techniques. This has been most commonly applied in laparoscopic cholecystectomy in general surgery. Cosmesis appears to be improved, but other advantages remain to be seen. Feasibility has been demonstrated,(More)
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