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Expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) analysis is a powerful approach toward identifying genetic loci associated with quantitative changes in gene expression. We applied genome-wide association analysis to a data set of >300 000 single-nucleotide polymorphisms and >48 000 mRNA expression phenotypes obtained by Illumina microarray profiling of 149 human(More)
Cognitive functions have never been studied before in completely paralyzed patients, probably due to the lack of the appropriate method. In this study, three male patients in the last stage of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are examined. They were totally locked-in, i.e., incapable of any voluntary response including eye movements. Given this complete(More)
The International Tamoxifen Pharmacogenomics Consortium was established to address the controversy regarding cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) status and clinical outcomes in tamoxifen therapy. We performed a meta-analysis on data from 4,973 tamoxifen-treated patients (12 globally distributed sites). Using strict eligibility requirements (postmenopausal women(More)
Tamoxifen is the standard-of-care treatment for estrogen receptor-positive premenopausal breast cancer. We examined tamoxifen metabolism via blood metabolite concentrations and germline variations of CYP3A5, CYP2C9, CYP2C19 and CYP2D6 in 587 premenopausal patients (Asians, Middle Eastern Arabs, Caucasian-UK; median age 39 years) and clinical outcome in 306(More)
Mitochondrial disorders are characterised by protean neurological manifestations including peripheral neuropathy. The neuropathy is typically an axonal process, with a proposed mechanism being degradation of the membrane potential of the axon due to dysfunction of energy-dependent Na(+)/K(+) ATPase pump. To address this issue, we studied the excitability of(More)
Highly cross-linked polyethylene liners are widely used in total hip arthroplasty because they experience lower wear rates than conventional polyethylene liners. However, the cross-linking process does decrease the resistance of polyethylene to fatigue failure and fracture. This report describes 2 cases of highly cross-linked polyethylene liner fracture(More)
BACKGROUND A nationwide outbreak of fungal infections was traced to injection of Exserohilum-contaminated methylprednisolone. We describe our experience with patients who developed spinal or paraspinal infection after injection of contaminated methylprednisolone. METHODS Data were assembled from the Michigan Department of Community Health, electronic(More)
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