Viraj S Lakdawala

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Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), including Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), promote inflammatory and proliferative responses to infection and other environmental stimuli including stress. Relevant to negative regulation of inflammatory pathways by glucocorticoids and the development of glucocorticoid resistance (observed in inflammatory disorders as(More)
The aim of this study was to describe a case of a large traumatic pneumothorax (>55%) that resolved completely without intervention. A pneumothorax is the accumulation of air between the visceral and parietal pleura. It can occur spontaneously or be traumatic. Spontaneous pneumothoraces can occur with no underlying lung disease or secondary in nature. The(More)
BACKGROUND Lacerations account for a large number of ED visits. Is there a "golden period" beyond which lacerations should not be repaired primarily? What type of relationship exists between time of repair and wound infection rates? Is it linear or exponential? Currently, the influence of laceration age on the risk of infection in simple lacerations(More)
Background: Aortic dissection is a potentially fatal condition that primarily affects the older population. Rapid diagnosis of dissection is crucial for a favorable outcome and the only effective strategy to improve outcome is high clinical suspicion and prompt treatment. Objective: We present a case that demonstrates a timely diagnosis of a serious and(More)
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