Thomas Drake

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Recombinant adenovirus (AdV) vectors are highly efficient at in vitro and in vivo gene delivery. In vivo therapy of established murine fibrosarcoma and mammary carcinomas was attempted with intratumoral injections of a recombinant AdV vector in which the human interleukin-2 (IL-2) gene was driven by the cytomegalovirus enhancer/promoter. Delayed growth and(More)
An anatomic basis for the infertility associated with endometriosis is often lacking. The present study measured peritoneal fluid levels of two of the stable products of prostaglandin endoperoxides (thromboxane B2 and 6-keto-prostaglandin F1 alpha) in patients with and without endometriosis. Both compounds were significantly elevated in the endometriosis(More)
BACKGROUND To examine if the metabolic distress after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with a unique proteome. METHODS Patients with severe TBI prospectively underwent cerebral microdialysis for the initial 96 h after injury. Hourly sampling of metabolism was performed and patients were categorized as having normal or abnormal metabolism as(More)
BACKGROUND YM155, a small-molecule survivin suppressor, showed modest single-agent activity in a phase I study of heavily pretreated patients. This study was conducted to determine the activity of YM155 in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who received prior taxane therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received 4.8 mg/m(2)/day of(More)
Controversy exists over whether the increase in maternal serum parathyroid hormone levels observed during the second half of pregnancy is due to autonomous parathyroid function or is secondary to changes in maternal serum ionized calcium levels. In order to study this problem further, 9 subjects were followed serially throughout normal pregnancy. Total(More)
Reversal of previous tubal ligation procedures for the restoration of fertility has become an increasingly frequent request. Microsurgical techniques are believed to offer a postoperative pregnancy rate superior to that obtained with macroscopic procedures. Of 63 women who requested reversal, microsurgical reanastomosis was performed in 40. With at least 6(More)