Rachel G. Khadaroo

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Fibrinogen-like protein 2 (fgl2)/fibroleukin is a member of the fibrinogen-related protein superfamily. In addition to its established role in triggering thrombosis, it is known to be secreted by T cells. The soluble fgl2 ((s)fgl2) protein generated in a baculovirus expression system bound to both T cells and bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DC) in a(More)
Oxidative stress generated by ischemia/reperfusion is known to prime inflammatory cells for increased responsiveness to subsequent stimuli, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The mechanism(s) underlying this effect remains poorly elucidated. These studies show that alveolar macrophages recovered from rodents subjected to hemorrhagic shock/resuscitation(More)
Macrocystic serous adenoma of the pancreas (MSAP) is a rare neoplasm. Its preoperative diagnosis by physical examination and imaging studies is challenging, if not impossible. In recent years, a few cases of MSAP with correct cytodiagnosis by transabdominal fine-needle aspiration (TFNA) have been documented. This paper reports two cases of MSAP that were(More)
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) of the liver occurs in many clinical scenarios including trauma, elective surgery, and transplantation. Events initiated by this process can lead to inflammation in the liver, culminating in local injury as well as distant organ dysfunction. Recent studies have suggested that hypertonic saline exerts anti-inflammatory effects,(More)
Although many acute care surgery (ACS) formats exist, the model established in 2006 at our academic, level 1 trauma center includes a dedicated daytime operating room. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the effect that an ACS model with a dedicated daytime operating suite would have on outcomes and timeliness of care in patients with biliary(More)
Oxidative stress generated during ischemia/reperfusion injury has been shown to augment cellular responsiveness. Whereas oxidants are themselves known to induce several intracellular signaling cascades, their effect on signaling pathways initiated by other inflammatory stimuli remains poorly elucidated. Previous work has suggested that oxidants are able to(More)
BACKGROUND Resuscitated hemorrhagic shock predisposes patients to the development of organ dysfunction, particularly to lung injury. Ischemia/reperfusion during shock is believed to prime the immune system for an exaggerated inflammatory response to a second delayed stimulus. We previously reported an in vitro model of oxidant-induced priming of the(More)
A variety of methods may be used to obtain costing data. Although administrative data are most commonly used, the data available in these datasets are often limited. An alternative method of obtaining costing is through self-reported questionnaires. Currently, there are no systematic reviews that summarize self-reported resource utilization instruments from(More)
INTRODUCTION Our lab has developed an effective nutrient-rich solution that facilitates energy production and control of oxidative stress during static cold storage of the intestine; however, the requirement for oncotic agents, such as hydroxyethylstarch (HES), has not been evaluated. This study investigated the effectiveness and requirement for HES in an(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate novel indications for the use of human albumin solutions in the prevention and treatment of acute lung injury following shock/resuscitation and to test the hypothesis that 25% human albumin is an effective resuscitation fluid as well as an immunomodulatory agent protective against lung injury in our model. DESIGN A previously(More)