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BACKGROUND Data conflict with regard to whether peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α agonism suppresses inflammation in humans. We hypothesized that in healthy adults peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α agonism with fenofibrate would blunt the induced immune responses to endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide [LPS]), an in vivo model for the study(More)
The demand for personalized health care requires a wide range of diagnostic tools for determining patient prognosis and theragnosis (response to treatment). These tools present us with data that is both multi-modal (imaging and non-imaging) and multi-scale (pro-teomics, histology). By utilizing the information in these sources concurrently, we expect(More)
Race- and gender-variation in innate immunity may contribute to demographic differences in inflammatory and cardiometabolic disease; yet their influence on dynamic responses during inflammatory stress is poorly understood. Our objective was to examine race and gender influence on the response to experimental endotoxemia. The Genetics of Evoked Responses to(More)
Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is associated with cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. As a potential mediating mechanism, FGF23 induces left ventricular hypertrophy; however, its role in arterial calcification is less clear. In order to study this, we quantified coronary artery and thoracic aorta calcium by computed(More)
Quantitative histomorphometry (QH), computational tools to analyze digitized tissue histology, has become increasingly important for aiding pathologists in assessing cancer severity. In this study, we introduce a novel set of QH features utilizing co-occurring gland tensors (CGT) in localized cluster graphs to quantitatively evaluate prostate cancer (CaP)(More)
Chronic inflammation may contribute to insulin resistance (IR), metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis although evidence of causality is lacking in humans. We hypothesized that very low-dose experimental endotoxemia would induce adipose tissue inflammation and systemic IR during a low-grade but asymptomatic inflammatory response and thus provide an(More)
Objective—To examine the race-specific association of inflammation with adiposity and muscle mass in subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Renal Insufficiency Cohort study participants. Bioelectric impedance analysis was used to determine body fat mass (BFM) and fat free mass (FFM). Results—Plasma levels of hs-CRP, fibrinogen, IL-1RA, IL-6, and TNF-α(More)
In this work, we present a new methodology to facilitate prediction of recurrent prostate cancer (CaP) following radical prostatectomy (RP) via the integration of quantitative image features and protein expression in the excised prostate. Creating a fused predictor from high-dimensional data streams is challenging because the classifier must 1) account for(More)
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