Robin R Mcgoey

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Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC), the primary psychoactive component in marijuana, is FDA approved to ameliorate AIDS-associated wasting. Because cannabinoid receptors are expressed on cells of the immune system, chronic Δ(9)-THC use may impact HIV disease progression. We examined the impact of chronic Δ(9)-THC administration (0.32 mg/kg im, 2 × daily),(More)
BACKGROUND Nischarin (encoded by NISCH), an α5 integrin-binding protein, has been identified as a regulator of breast cancer cell invasion. We hypothesized that it might be a tumor suppressor and were interested in its regulation. METHODS We examined nischarin expression in approximately 300 human breast cancer and normal tissues using quantitative(More)
OBJECTIVES Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is the most rapidly progressive form of lung cancer, and delays in treatment may increase the tumor burden. We determined the time from abnormal radiograph to diagnosis and treatment for patients with SCLC and investigated the effect of emergent presentation, stage, radiographic findings, and race on these measures(More)
Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) is a well-known rare syndrome of cutis aplasia in combination with limb defects. Recent reports have been published discussing the clinical variability and apparent genetic heterogeneity seen in some affected individuals and families with particular attention made to the possible existence of an autosomal recessive variant of(More)
Although Δ⁹-THC has been approved to treat anorexia and weight loss associated with AIDS, it may also reduce well-being by disrupting complex behavioral processes or enhancing HIV replication. To investigate these possibilities, four groups of male rhesus macaques were trained to respond under an operant acquisition and performance procedure, and(More)
A neonate with elevated tetradecenoylcarnitine (C14:1) on the newborn screen was evaluated for possible very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (VLCADD) and found to be a carrier. However, his symptom-free mother was subsequently diagnosed with VLCADD. This documents maternal VLCADD causing a positive newborn screening result in an offspring.
Bullet embolism is a relatively unusual complication of gunshot wounds. Embolism to the right atrium comprises <5% of all reported intravascular bullet emboli. We report an additional case of bullet embolus to the right atrium of a 0.38-caliber bullet following a gunshot wound to the chest. The intracardiac bullet was recognized radiologically on(More)
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a fatal demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system caused by the opportunistic neurotropic Polyomavirus JCV. PML typically presents in immunocompromised individuals; is considered an AIDS defining condition; and is clinically characterized by cognitive defects, coordination problems, limb(More)