The Institute for Clinical and Experimental Research® is focused on the development of new diagnostic assays in a wide range of disciplines. Researchers at the institute regularly publish in respected, peer-reviewed journals, give presentations at national and international organizations, author books and book chapters, and develop new tests.

There are 149 total entries for the year 2008.

Schumacher JA, Elenitoba-Johnson KSJ, Holden JA, Lim MS. Detection of the c-kit D816V mutation in systemic mastocytosis by allele-specific PCR. Journal of Clinical Pathology 2008;61(1):109–14.

Williams D, Bloebaum R, Petti CA. Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus strains in a rabbit model of osseointegrated pin infections. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A 2008;85(2):366–70.

Bohling SD, Jenson SD, Crockett DK, Schumacher JA, Elenitoba-Johnson KS, Lim MS. Analysis of gene expression profile of TPM3-ALK positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma reveals overlapping and unique patterns with that of NPM-ALK positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Leukemia Research 2008;32(3):383–93.

South ST, Whitby H, Battaglia A, Carey JC, Brothman AR. Comprehensive analysis of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome using array CGH indicates a high prevalence of translocations. European Journal of Human Genetics 2008;16(1):45–52.

Crews N, Wittwer CT, Palais R, Gale B. Continuous-flow thermal gradient PCR. Biomedical Microdevices 2008;10(2):187–95.

Spahr JE, Rodgers GM. Treatment of immune-mediated thrombocytopenia purpura with concurrent intravenous immunoglobulin and platelet transfusion: a retrospective review of 40 patients. American Journal of Hematology 2008;83(2):122–5.

Smith GD, Chadwick BE, Willmore-Payne C, Bentz JS. Detection of epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutations in cytology specimens from patients with non-small cell lung cancer utilising high-resolution melting amplicon analysis. Journal of Clinical Pathology 2008;61(4):487–93.

Yang DT, Dunphy CH, Tripp SR, Lagoo AS, Perkins SL. Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma at atypical locations may be associated with increased numbers of large cells and a diffuse histologic component. American Journal of Hematology 2008;83(3):218–21.

Preobrazhensky SN, Bahler DW. Optimization of flow cytometric measurement of ZAP-70 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry 2008;74(2):118–27.

Caram LB, Linefsky JP, Read KM, Murdoch DR, Lalani T, Woods CW, Reller LB, Kanj SS, Premru MM, Ryan S, Al-Hegelan M, Donnio PY, Orezzi C, Paiva MG, Tr. Leptotrichia endocarditis: report of two cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) database and review of previous cases. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2008;27(2):139–143.

Seipp MT, Pattison D, Durtschi JD, Jama M, Voelkerding KV, Wittwer CT. Quadruplex genotyping of F5, F2, and MTHFR variants in a single closed tube by high-resolution amplicon melting. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(1):108–15.

Hayden RT, Hokanson KM, Pounds SB, Bankowski MJ, Belzer SW, Carr J, Diorio D, Forman MS, Joshi Y, Hillyard D, Hodinka RL, Nikiforova MN, Romain CA, St. Multicenter comparison of different real-time PCR assays for quantitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2008;46(1):157–63.

Hymas WC, Aldous WK, Taggart EW, Stevenson JB, Hillyard DR. Description and validation of a novel real-time RT-PCR enterovirus assay. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(2):406–13.

Bahler DW, Hartung L, Hill S, Bowen GM, Vonderheid EC. CD158k/KIR3DL2 is a useful marker for identifying neoplastic T-cells in Sezary syndrome by flow cytometry. Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry 2008;74(3):156–62.

La'ulu SL, Roberts WL. Performance characteristics of the Architect cortisol immunoassay. Clinica Chimica Acta 2008;388(1–2):219–21.

Yoon D, Kim B, Prchal JT. Cre recombinase expression controlled by the hematopoietic regulatory domain of Gata-1 is erythroid-specific. Blood, Cells, Molecules & Diseases 2008;40(3):381–7.

Martins TB, Litwin CM, Hill HR. Evaluation of a multiplex fluorescent microsphere immunoassay for the determination of epstein-barr virus serologic status. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2008;129(1):34–41.

Arnold GL, Koeberl DD, Matern D, Barshop B, Braverman N, Burton B, Cederbaum S, Fiegenbaum A, Garganta C, Gibson J, Goodman SI, Harding C, Kahler S, K. A Delphi-based consensus clinical practice protocol for the diagnosis and management of 3-methylcrotonyl CoA carboxylase deficiency. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 2008;93(4):363–70.

Owen WE, Roberts RF, Roberts WL. Performance characteristics of the LiBASys des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin assay. Clinica Chimica Acta 2008;389(1–2):183–5.

Amos Wilson J, Pratt VM, Phansalkar A, Muralidharan K, Highsmith WE Jr, Beck JC, Bridgeman S, Courtney EM, Epp L, Ferreira-Gonzalez A, Hjelm NL, Holte. Consensus characterization of 16 FMR1 reference materials: a consortium study. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2008;10(1):2–12.

Hammoud A, Parks A, Wilde N, Gibson M, Carrell D, Meikle AW. Male obesity and alteration in sperm parameters. Fertil Sterility 2008;90(6):2222–5.

Aston E, Whitby H, Maxwell T, Glaus N, Cowley B, Lowry D, Zhu XL, Issa B, South ST, Brothman AR. Comparison of targeted and whole genome analysis of postnatal specimens using a commercially available array based comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) microarray platform. Journal of Medical Genetics 2008;45(5):268–74.

Souto-Carneiro MM, Fritsch R, Sepulveda N, Lagareiro MJ, Morgado N, Longo NS, Lipsky PE. The NF-kappaB canonical pathway is involved in the control of the exonucleolytic processing of coding ends during V(D)J recombination. J Immunol 2008;180(2):1040–9.

Cochran A, Dong L, Edelman LS, Roberts WL, Ballard J, Privette A, Morris SE, Saffle JR. Microalbuminuria in acute burn injury. Journal of Burn Care and Research 2008;29(1):176–179.

Yaish H, Rodgers GM. A haemophilia B patient with severe burn injury: increased requirement for factor IX replacement therapy associated with venous thromboembolism. Haemophilia 2008;14(3):607–9.

Meier C, Nguyen TV, Handelsman DJ, Schindler C, Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL, Meikle AW, Center JR, Eisman JA, Seibel MJ. Endogenous sex hormones and incident fracture risk in older men: the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study. Archives of Internal Medicine 2008;168(1):47–54.

Longo N, Schrijver I, Vogel H, Pique LM, Cowan TM, Pasquali M, Steinberg GK, Hedlund GL, Ernst SL, Gallagher RC, Enns GM. Progressive cerebral vascular degeneration with mitochondrial encephalopathy. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A 2008;146(3):361–7.

Dimmock DP, Zhang Q, Dionisi-Vici C, Carrozzo R, Shieh J, Tang LY, Truong C, Schmitt E, Sifry-Platt M, Lucioli S, Santorelli FM, Ficicioglu CH, Rodrig. Clinical and molecular features of mitochondrial DNA depletion due to mutations in deoxyguanosine kinase. Human Mutation 2008;29(2):330–1.

Samuelson SJ, Parker CJ, Prchal JT. Revised criteria for the myeloproliferative disorders: too much too soon? Blood 2008;111(3):1741; author reply 1742.

Sergueeva AI, Miasnikova GY, Okhotin DJ, Levina AA, Debebe Z, Ammosova T, Niu X, Romanova EA, Nekhai S, DiBello PM, Jacobsen DW, Prchal JT, Gordeuk VR. Elevated homocysteine, glutathione and cysteinylglycine concentrations in patients homozygous for the Chuvash polycythemia VHL mutation. Haematologica 2008;93(2):279–82.

Duque JG, Cognet L, Parra-Vasquez AN, Nicholas N, Schmidt HK, Pasquali M. Stable luminescence from individual carbon nanotubes in acidic, basic, and biological environments. J Am Chem Soc 2008;130(8):2626–33.

Martins TB, Hoffman JL, Augustine NH, Phansalkar AR, Fischetti VA, Zabriskie JB, Cleary PP, Musser JM, Veasy LG, Hill HR. Comprehensive analysis of antibody responses to streptococcal and tissue antigens in patients with acute rheumatic fever. International Immunology 2008;20(3):445–52.

Martinsen ES, Perkins SL, Schall JJ. A three-genome phylogeny of malaria parasites (Plasmodium and closely related genera): evolution of life-history traits and host switches. Mol Phylogenet Evol 2008;47(1):261–73.

La'ulu SL, Dominguez CM, Roberts WL. Performance characteristics of the AxSYM D-dimer assay. Clinica Chimica Acta 2008;390(1–2):148–51.

Gronowski AM, Fantz CR, Parvin CA, Sokoll LJ, Wiley CL, Wener MH, Grenache DG. Use of serum FSH to identify perimenopausal women with pituitary hCG. Clin Chem 2008;54(4):652–6.

Yue B, Rockwood AL, Sandrock T, La?u'ulu SL, Kushnir MM, Wayne Meikle A. Free thyroid hormones in serum by direct equilibrium dialysis and online solid-phase extraction--liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(4):642–51.

Margraf RL, Mao R, Wittwer CT. Rapid diagnosis of MEN2B using unlabeled probe melting analysis and the LightCycler 480 instrument. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2008;10(2):123–8.

Mathivanan S, Ahmed M, Ahn NG, Alexandre H, Amanchy R, Andrews PC, Bader JS, Balgley BM, Bantscheff M, Bennett KL, Bjorling E, Blagoev B, Bose R, Brah. Human Proteinpedia enables sharing of human protein data. Nature Biotechnology 2008;26(2):164–7.

Kimonis VE, Mehta SG, Fulchiero EC, Thomasova D, Pasquali M, Boycott K, Neilan EG, Kartashov A, Forman MS, Tucker S, Kimonis K, Mumm S, Whyte MP, Smit. Clinical studies in familial VCP myopathy associated with Paget disease of bone and frontotemporal dementia. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2008;146(6):745–57.

Samowitz WS, Broaddus R, Iacopetta B, Goldblatt J. PCR versus immunohistochemistry for microsatellite instability. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2008;10(2):181–2.

Flockhart DA, O'Kane D, Williams MS, Watson MS, Flockhart DA, Gage B, Gandolfi R, King R, Lyon E, Nussbaum R, O'Kane D, Schulman K, Veenstra D, Willia. Pharmacogenetic testing of CYP2C9 and VKORC1 alleles for warfarin. Genetics in Medicine 2008;10(2):139–50.

Mongia SK, La'ulu SL, Apple FS, Ler R, Murakami MM, Roberts WL. Performance characteristics of the Architect brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay: a two site study. Clinica Chimica Acta 2008;391(1–2):102–5.

South ST, Chen Z, Brothman AR. Genomic medicine in prenatal diagnosis. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008;51(1):62–73.

Yue B, Pattison E, Roberts WL, Rockwood AL, Danne O, Lueders C, Mockel M. Choline in whole blood and plasma: sample preparation and stability. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(3):590–3.

Ilmonen P, Penn DJ, Damjanovich K, Clarke J, Lamborn D, Morrison L, Ghotbi L, Potts WK. Experimental infection magnifies inbreeding depression in house mice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2008;21(3):834–841.

Stevenson DA, Schwarz EL, Viskochil DH, Moyer-Mileur LJ, Murray M, Firth SD, D'Astous JL, Carey JC, Pasquali M.. Evidence of increased bone resorption in neurofibromatosis type 1 using urinary pyridinium crosslink analysis. Pediatric Research 2008;63(6):697–701.

Simmon KE, Mirrett S, Reller LB, Petti CA. Genotypic diversity of anaerobic isolates from bloodstream infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2008;46(5):1596–601.

Layfield LJ, Bentz J. Giant-cell containing neoplasms of the pancreas: an aspiration cytology study. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2008;36(4):238–44.

Amat di San Filippo C, Taylor MR, Mestroni L, Botto LD, Longo N. Cardiomyopathy and carnitine deficiency. Mol Genet Metab 2008;94(2):162–6.

Kushnir MM , Rockwood A L, Roberts WL, Bergquist J, Varshavsky M, Yue B, Bunker AM, Meikle AW. High-sensitivity tandem mass spectrometry assay for serum estrone and estradiol. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2008;129(4):530–9.

Saam J, Gudgeon J, Aston E, Brothman AR. How physicians use array comparative genomic hybridization results to guide patient management in children with developmental delay. Genetics in Medicine 2008;10(3):181–86.

Yoon D, Agarwal N, Prchal JT. Does erythropoietin promote tumor growth? Clin Cancer Res 2008;14(6):1920; author reply 1920–1.

Bastien R, Lewis TB, Hawkes JE, Quackenbush JF, Robbins TC, Palazzo J, Perou CM, Bernard PS. High-throughput amplicon scanning of the TP53 gene in breast cancer using high-resolution fluorescent melting curve analyses and automatic mutation calling. Human Mutation 2008;29(5):757–64.

Lu J, Frank EL. Rapid HPLC measurement of thiamine and its phosphate esters in whole blood. Clin Chem 2008;54(5):901–6.

Petti CA, Simmon KE, Miro JM, Hoen B, Marco F, Chu VH, Athan E, Bukovski S, Bouza E, Bradley S, Fowler VG, Giannitsioti E, Gordon D, Reinbott P, Korma. Genotypic diversity of coagulase-negative staphylococci causing endocarditis: a global perspective. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2008;46(5):1780–4.

Rodgers GM, Auerbach M, Cella D, Chertow GM, Coyne DW, Glaspy JA, Henry DH. High-molecular weight iron dextran: a wolf in sheep's clothing? Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2008;19(5):833–4.

Gerrard M, Cairo MS, Weston C, Auperin A, Pinkerton R, Lambilliote A, Sposto R, McCarthy K, Lacombe MJ, Perkins SL, Patte C, FAB LMB96 International S. Excellent survival following two courses of COPAD chemotherapy in children and adolescents with resected localized B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: results of the FAB/LMB 96 international study. British Journal of Haematology 2008;141(6):840–7.

Baillie GJ, Kolokotronis SO, Waltari E, Maffei JG, Kramer LD, Perkins SL. Phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses of St. Louis encephalitis virus genomes. Mol Phylogenet Evol 2008;47(2):717–28.

Awadallah NS, Shroyer KR, Langer DA, Torkko KC, Chen YK, Bentz JS, Papkoff J, Liu W, Nash SR, Shah RJ. Detection of B7-H4 and p53 in pancreatic cancer: potential role as a cytological diagnostic adjunct. Pancreas 2008;36(2):200–6.

Mohan A, Kolomeisky AB, Pasquali M. Effect of charge distribution on the translocation of an inhomogeneously charged polymer through a nanopore. J Chem Phys 2008;128(12):125104.

Jackson BR, Holmes K, Phansalkar A, Rodgers GM. Testing for hereditary thrombophilia: a retrospective analysis of testing referred to a national laboratory. BMC Clinical Pathology 2008;8:03.

Baloch ZW, Cibas ES, Clark DP, Layfield LJ, Ljung BM, Pitman MB, Abati A. The National Cancer Institute Thyroid fine needle aspiration state of the science conference: a summation. Cytojournal 2008;5:06.

Stevenson J, Hymas W, Hillyard D. The use of Armored RNA as a multi-purpose internal control for RT-PCR. J Virol Methods 2008;150(1–2):73–6.

McDonald SD, Walker MC, Ohlsson A, Murphy KE, Beyene J, Perkins SL. The effect of tobacco exposure on maternal and fetal thyroid function. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2008;140(1):38–42.

Mellmann A, Cloud J, Maier T, Keckevoet U, Ramminger I, Iwen P, Dunn J, Hall G, Wilson D, Lasala P, Kostrzewa M, Harmsen D. Evaluation of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry in comparison to 16S rRNA gene sequencing for species identification of nonfermenting bacteria. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2008;46(6):1946–54.

Pont-Kingdon G, Margraf RL, Sumner K, Millson A, Lyon E, Schutz E.. Design and application of non-continuously binding probes used for haplotyping and genotyping. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(6):990–9.

Szankasi P, Jama M, Bahler DW. A New DNA Based Test For Detection of Nucleophosmin Exon 12 Mutations by Capillary Electrophoresis. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2008;10(3):236–41.

South ST, Rope AF, Lamb AN, Aston E, Glaus N, Whitby H, Maxwell T, Zhu XL, Brothman AR.. Expansion in size of a terminal deletion: a paradigm shift for parental follow-up studies. Journal of Medical Genetics 2008;45(6):391–5.

Richards CS, Bale S, Bellissimo DB, Das S, Grody WW, Hegde MR, Lyon E, Ward BE; Molecular Subcommittee of the ACMG Laboratory Quality Assurance Commit. ACMG recommendations for standards for interpretation and reporting of sequence variations: Revisions 2007. Genetics in Medicine 2008;10(4):294–300.

Petti CA, Simmon KE, Bender J, Blaschke A, Webster KA, Conneely MF, Schreckenberger PC, Origitano TC, Challapalli M. Culture-Negative intracerebral abscesses in children and adolescents from Streptococcus anginosus group infection: a case series. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008;46(10):1578–80.

Jackson BR. The dangers of false-positive and false-negative test results: false-positive results as a function of pretest probability. Clin Lab Med 2008;28(2):305–19.

Gundry CN, Dobrowolski SF, Martin YR, Robbins TC, Nay LM, Boyd N, Coyne T, Wall MD, Wittwer CT, Teng DH. Base-pair neutral homozygotes can be discriminated by calibrated high resolution melting of small amplicons. Nucleic Acids Research 2008;36(10):3401–8.

Sandoval H, Thiagarajan P, Dasgupta SK, Schumacher A, Prchal JT, Chen M, Wang J. Essential role for Nix in autophagic maturation of erythroid cells. Nature 2008;454(7201):232–5.

Prchal JT, Gordeuk VR. The HIF2A gene in familial erythrocytosis. New England Journal of Medicine 2008;358(18):1966; author reply 1966–7.

Bentz JS, Hughes JH, Fatheree LA, Schwartz MR, Soures RJ, Wilbur DC. Summary of the 2006 College of American Pathologists Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing Program. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2008;132(5):788–94.

Miller WG, Myers GL, Ashwood ER, Killeen AA, Wang E, Walsh M, Ehlers GW, Hassemer D, Lo SF, Seccombe D, Siekmann L, Thienpont LM, Toth A, Umemoto M. State of the art in trueness and interlaboratory harmonization for 10 analytes in general clinical chemistry. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine 2008;132(5):838–46.

Austin DE, Peng Y, Hansen BJ, Miller IW, Rockwood AL, Hawkins AR, Tolley SE.. Novel ion traps using planar resistive electrodes: implications for miniaturized mass analyzers. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2008;19(10):1435–41.

Elenitoba-Johnson O, David D, Crews N, Wittwer CT. Plastic versus glass capillaries for rapid-cycle PCR. Biotechniques 2008;44(4):487–92.

Layfield LJ, Abrams J, Cochand-Priollet B, Evans D, Gharib H, Greenspan F, Henry M, Livolsi V, Merino M, Michael CW, Wang H, Wells SA. Post-thyroid FNA testing and treatment options: a synopsis of the National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2008;13;36(6):442–448.

Tebo AE, Jaskowski TD, Phansalkar AR, Litwin CM, Branch DW, Hill HR. Diagnostic performance of phospholipid-specific assays for the evaluation of antiphospholipid syndrome. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2008;129(6):870–5.

Slev PR, La?u'ulu SL, Roberts WL. Intermethod differences in results for total PSA, free PSA, and percentage of free PSA. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2008;129(6):952–8.

Manshouri T, Quintás-Cardama A, Nussenzveig RH, Gaikwad A, Estrov Z, Prchal J, Cortes JE, Kantarjian HM, Verstovsek S. The JAK kinase inhibitor CP-690,550 suppresses the growth of human polycythemia vera cells carrying the JAK2V617F mutation. Cancer Science 2008;99(6):1265–73.

Samowitz WS. Genetic and epigenetic changes in colon cancer. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2008;85(1):64–7.

Rockwood AL, Singh RJ. Report of the 23rd Asilomar conference on mass spectrometry. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2008;19(7):R1–4.

Holden JA, Willmore-Payne C, Layfield LJ. Tyrosine Kinase Activating Mutations in Human Malignancies: Implications for Diagnostic Pathology. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2008;85(1):68–75.

Chen LL, Holden JA, Choi H, Zhu J, Wu EF, Jones KA, Ward JH, Andtbacka RH, Randall RL, Scaife CL, Hunt KK, Prieto VG, Raymond AK, Zhang W, Trent JC, B. Evolution from heterozygous to homozygous KIT mutation in gastrointestinal stromal tumor correlates with the mechanism of mitotic nondisjunction and significant tumor progression. Mod Pathol 2008;21(7):826–36.

Miles RR, Raphael M, McCarthy K, Wotherspoon A, Lones MA, Terrier-Lacombe MJ, Patte C, Gerrard M, Auperin A, Sposto R, Davenport V, Cairo MS, Perkins. Pediatric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma demonstrates a high proliferation index, frequent c-Myc protein expression, and a high incidence of germinal center subtype: Report of the French-American-British (FAB) international study group. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008;51(3):369–74.

Bayrak-Toydemir P, McDonald J, Mao R, Phansalkar A, Gedge F, Robles J, Goldgar D, Lyon E. Likelihood ratios to assess genetic evidence for clinical significance of uncertain variants: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia as a model. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2008;85(1):45–9.

Delgado JC, Eckels DD. Positive B-cell only flow cytometric crossmatch: implications for renal transplantation. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2008;85(1):59–63.

Layfield LJ, Skripenova S, Bentz J, Smock C. Cytologic fine needle aspiration findings by vegetant intravascular hemangioendothelioma. Acta Cytol 2008;52(2):273–5.

Erali M, Voelkerding KV, Wittwer CT. High resolution melting applications for clinical laboratory medicine. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2008;85(1):50–8.

Hull CM, Liddle M, Hansen N, Meyer LJ, Schmidt L, Taylor T, Jaskowski TD, Hill HR, Zone JJ. Elevation of IgA anti-epidermal transglutaminase antibodies in dermatitis herpetiformis. The British Journal of Dermatology 2008;159(1):120–4.

Prahalad S, Martins TB, Tebo AE, Whiting A, Clifford B, Zeft AS, McNally B, Bohnsack JF, Hill HR. Elevated serum levels of soluble CD154 in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Pediatric Rheumatology 2008;6:08.

Bruchova H, Merkerova M, Prchal JT. Aberrant expression of microRNA in polycythemia vera. Haematologica 2008;93(7):1009–16.

Willmore-Payne C, Holden J, Turner KC, Proia A, Layfield LJ. Translocations and amplifications of chromosome 12 in liposarcoma demonstrated by the LSI CHOP breakapart rearrangement probe. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2008;132(6):952–7.

Campbell PT, Curtin K, Ulrich C, Samowitz W, Bigler J, Velicer C, Caan B, Potter J, Slattery M. Mismatch repair polymorphisms and risk of colon cancer, tumor microsatellite instability, and interactions with lifestyle factors. Gut 2008;doi:10.1136/gut.2007.144220.

Mongia SK, Little RR, Rohlfing CL, Hanson S, Roberts RF, Owen WE, D'Costa MA, Reyes CA, Luzzi VI, Roberts WL. Effects of hemoglobin C and S traits on the results of 14 commercial glycated hemoglobin assays. Am J Clin Pathol. 2008;130(1):136–40.

Thienpont LM, Van Uytfanghe K, Blincko S, Ramsay CS, Xie H, Doss RC, Keevil BG, Owen LJ, Rockwood AL, Kushnir MM, Chun KY, Chandler DW, Field HP, Slus. State-of-the-art of serum testosterone measurement by isotope dilution-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(8):1290–7.

Little RR, Rohlfing CL, Hanson S, Connolly S, Higgins T, Weykamp CW, D'Costa M, Luzzi V, Owen WE, Roberts WL. Effects of hemoglobin (Hb) E and HbD traits on measurements of glycated Hb (HbA1c) by 23 methods. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(8):1277–82.

Vaughn CP, Samowitz WS. Confirmation of single exon deletions in MLH1 and MSH2 using quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2008;10(4):355–60.

Feldkamp ML, Reefhuis J, Kucik J, Krikov S, Wilson A, Moore CA, Carey JC, Botto LD. Case-control study of self reported genitourinary infections and risk of gastroschisis: findings from the national birth defects prevention study, 1997-2003. British Medical Journal 2008;336(7658):1420–3.

Tam CS, Nussenzveig R, Popat U, Bueso-Ramos CE, Thomas DA, Cortes JA, Champlin RE, Ciurea SE, Manshouri T, Pierce SM, Kantarjian HM, Verstovsek S. The natural history and treatment outcome of blast phase BCR-ABL- myeloproliferative neoplasms. Blood 2008;112(5):1628–37.

Capriotti E, Vonderheid EC, Thoburn CJ, Wasik MA, Bahler DW, Hess AD. Expression of T-plastin, FoxP3 and other tumor-associated markers by leukemic T-cells of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Leukemia & Lymphoma 2008;49(6):1190–201.

Brown LA, Hoog J, Chin SF, Tao Y, Zayed AA, Chin K, Teschendorff AE, Quackenbush JF, Marioni JC, Leung S, Perou CM, Neilsen TO, Ellis M, Gray JW, Bern. ESR1 gene amplification in breast cancer: a common phenomenon? Nat Genet 2008;40(7):806–7; author reply 810–2.

Rodgers GM, Becker PS, Bennett CL, Cella D, Chanan-Khan A, Chesney C, Cleeland C, Coccia PF, Djulbegovic B, Garst JL, Gilreath JA, Kraut EH, Lin WC, M. Cancer- and chemotherapy-induced anemia. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2008;6(6):536–64.

Gilreath JA, Sageser DS, Jorgenson JA, Rodgers GM. Establishing an anemia clinic for optimal erythropoietic-stimulating agent use in hematology-oncology patients. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2008;6(6):577–84.

Renner ED, Rylaarsdam S, Anover-Sombke S, Rack AL, Reichenbach J, Carey JC, Zhu Q, Jansson AF, Barboza J, Schimke LF, Leppert MF, Getz MM, Seger RA, H. Novel signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) mutations, reduced T(H)17 cell numbers, and variably defective STAT3 phosphorylation in hyper-IgE syndrome. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008;122(1):181–7.

Samowitz WS, Curtin K, Wolff RK, Albertsen H, Sweeney C, Caan BJ, Ulrich CM, Potter JD, Slattery ML. The MLH1 -93 G>A promoter polymorphism and genetic and epigenetic alterations in colon cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2008;47(10):835–44.

Smock KJ, Nelson M, Tripp SR, Sanger WG, Abromowitch M, Cairo MS, Perkins SL; Children's Oncology Group. Characterization of childhood precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma by immunophenotyping and fluorescent in situ hybridization: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2008;51(4):489–94.

Jauregui MP, Sanchez SR, Ewton AA, Rice L, Perkins SL, Dunphy CH, Chang CC. The role of beta-catenin in chronic myeloproliferative disorders. Hum Pathol 2008;39(10):1454–8.

Curry CJ, Mao R, Aston E, Mongia SK, Treisman T, Procter M, Chou B, Whitby H, South ST, Brothman AR. Homozygous deletions of a copy number change detected by array CGH: a new cause for mental retardation? Am J Med Genet A 2008;146A(15):1903–10.

Welch RJ, Anderson BL, Litwin CM. Rapid immunochromatographic strip test for detection of anti-K39 immunoglobulin G antibodies for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Clinical & Vaccine Immunology 2008;15(9):1483–4.

Swierczek SI, Agarwal N, Nussenzveig RH, Rothstein G, Wilson A, Artz A, Prchal JT. Hematopoiesis is not clonal in healthy elderly women. Blood 2008;112(8);3186–3193.

Delgado JC, Jensen PE. Cat and mouse. Nature immunology 2008;9(8):829–30.

Simmon KE, Hall L, Woods CW, Marco F, Miro JM, Cabell C, Hoen B, Marin M, Utili R, Giannitsioti E, Doco-Lecompte T, Bradley S, Mirrett S, Tambic A, Ry. Phylogenetic analysis of viridans group streptococci causing endocarditis. Journal of Clincal Microbiology 2008;46(9):3087–90.

Emerson LL, Carney HM, Layfield LJ, Sherbotie JR. Collecting duct carcinoma arising in association with BK nephropathy post-transplantation in a pediatric patient. A case report with immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization study. Pediatr Transplant 2008;12(5):600–5.

Samowitz WS, Ogino S. DNA methylation in breast and colorectal cancers. Mod Pathol 2008;21(8):1054.

Liu T, Willmore-Payne C, Layfield LJ, Glasgow RE, Holden JA. A gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach morphologically resembling a neurofibroma: demonstration of a novel platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha exon 18 mutation. Hum Pathol 2008;39(12):1849–53.

Sandrock T, Terry A, Martin JC, Erdogan E, Meikle WA. Detection of thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins by use of enzyme-fragment complementation. Clinical Chemistry 2008;54(8):1401–2.

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