Ritesh V Agnihothri

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease that has increased in prevalence over the last half century. A growing body of evidence suggests that there are a variety of defects in the innate immune system that collectively affect the development and severity of AD. The reduction in antimicrobial peptides, diminished recruitment of(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid hormones are important determinants of energy expenditure, and in rodents, adipose tissue affects thyroid hormone homeostasis via leptin signaling. The relationship between thyroid hormones and nutritional status in humans has been assessed primarily in drastic dietary or bariatric surgery interventions, while limited information is(More)
A 21-year-old male trauma patient presented after a motor vehicle crash, witnessed massive aspiration and sustained traumatic brain injury. On postinjury day 3, the patient progressed to adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) refractory to all conventional therapies, prompting the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). After 5 days of ECMO(More)
BACKGROUND The inferior vena cava (IVC) collapses with shock but may also be collapsed in volume-depleted patients in the absence of shock. The speed and availability of computed tomography (CT) make IVC measurement an attractive diagnostic modality for shock. The purpose of this study was to determine if IVC size following injury is associated with shock.(More)
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