Susanna A. Curtis

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INTRODUCTION Sickle cell anemia has many sequelae that result in emergency department (ED) use, but a minority of patients with sickle cell disease are frequent utilizers and make up the majority of ED visits. If patients who are likely to be frequent ED can be identified in steady state, they can be treated with disease modifying agents in an attempt to(More)
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) continues to be associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is typically resistant to cytotoxic chemotherapy, and while targeted therapies have activity and prolong progression-free and overall survival, responses are usually not durable. Modulating the immune system with cytokine(More)
Gemcitabine is a chemotherapeutic agent used for treatment of a variety of malignancies. It has been associated with multiple cutaneous reactions including rash, alopecia, and pruritus. Less commonly, gemcitabine has been associated with "pseudocellulitis," a noninfectious skin inflammatory reaction, which resembles cellulitis. The majority of cases(More)
The "gold standard" for the determination of susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia has long been the caffeine-halothane-contracture test, which is costly and invasive. As the workings of molecular genetics are better understood, research is being applied to finding the causative gene for malignant hyperthermia. Once this gene is identified, genetic(More)
INTRODUCTION White Blood Cell (WBC) count, %HbF, and serum creatinine (Cr), have been identified as markers for increased mortality in sickle cell anemia (SCA) but no studies have examined the significance of longitudinal rate of change in these or other biomarkers for SCA individuals. METHODS Clinical, demographic and laboratory data from SCA patients(More)
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