Vinay V Abhyankar

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OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of an enzymatic assay of serum to measure blood ethanol levels in the emergency department. METHODS A blinded, prospective study of emergency department patients for whom a blood ethanol was ordered and performed. After skin prep with betadine, two blood samples were drawn into separate sodium fluoride-containing(More)
INTRODUCTION The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a dynamic biological interface which actively controls the passage of substances between the blood and the central nervous system (CNS). From a biological and functional standpoint, the BBB plays a crucial role in maintaining brain homeostasis inasmuch that deterioration of BBB functions are prodromal to many(More)
Most of cancer-related deaths are due to lung cancer, and there is a need for reliable prognosis biomarkers to predict stages in lung adenocarcinoma cases. Recently, microRNAs are found to have potential as both biomarkers and therapeutic targets for lung cancer. As evidence suggests microRNA dysregulations are implicated in many cancer malignancies, it is(More)
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