William J. Mileski

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The seminal importance of DNA sequencing to the life sciences, biotechnology and medicine has driven the search for more scalable and lower-cost solutions. Here we describe a DNA sequencing technology in which scalable, low-cost semiconductor manufacturing techniques are used to make an integrated circuit able to directly perform non-optical DNA sequencing(More)
Four hundred five consecutive cases of low anterior colon resection were studied to determine the best treatment of anastomotic leak. The triad of fever, leukocytosis, and pelvic pain was present in 15 of the 16 cases with leaks. Four (25%) of the 16 patients died. Eleven were managed by proximal decompression and drainage; four died (36%). Three patients(More)
Thirty-four patients with colovesical fistulas seen over a recent 10 year period were reviewed. Diverticulitis was the most common cause of colovesical fistula, accounting for 71 percent of patients in our series. The majority of patients present electively, and most have urinary tract complaints. In those patients in our study who presented with systemic(More)
Traditional methods for judgment of burn depth by clinical evaluation of the wound based on appearance and sensation remain in wide use but are subject to individual variation by examiner. In addition to the clinical difficulties with burn wound management, observer dependency of wound assessment complicates clinical trials of burn wound therapy. A laser(More)
OBJECTIVE Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices prevent lower-extremity deep venous thrombosis (LEDVT) when used properly, but compliance remains an issue. Devices are frequently discontinued when patients are out of bed, and they are rarely used in emergency departments. Trauma patients are at high risk for LEDVT; however, IPCs are underused in(More)
Trauma produces dysfunction in immunity, which appears to be partially related to alterations in the cytokine response. Signal transducer and activator of transcription proteins (STATs) mediate activation of several cytokine genes. However, the effect of STAT proteins on tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) activation is not fully defined. We identified(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) that recognize the neutrophil (PMN) adherence complex CD11/CD18 inhibit PMN adherence to endothelium and attenuate PMN-mediated ischemia-reperfusion injury. One consideration regarding the clinical usefulness of such therapy is whether transient inhibition of PMN adherence or function will impede host defense and increase(More)
BACKGROUND Postburn insulin dysfunction is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality. A satisfactory mechanism for explaining this phenomenon remains elusive; however, resistin has been postulated to be involved. Initially discovered as an insulin antagonist secreted from adipose tissue in murine models, resistin's function in humans has been(More)
INTRODUCTION Motorcycles have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation despite their association with a greater risk for injury compared with automobiles. Whereas the recent incidence of annual passenger vehicle fatalities in the United States of America (USA) has progressively declined, motorcycle fatalities have steadily increased in the past(More)
The purported ease and safety of closure of loop colostomy are cited as reasons for avoiding end colostomy, with or without resection. However, data comparing the complications of loop colostomy closure and end colostomy takedown and anastomosis are sparse. We analyzed data from 93 consecutive colostomy closures, of which 62 were loop and 31 were end(More)