1. Microfluidic channel structures speed up mixing of multiple emulsions by a factor of ten.

    Biomicrofluidics 8(5):054101 (2014) PMID 25332738 PMCID PMC4189554

    We present a novel use for channel structures in microfluidic devices, whereby two two-phase emulsions, one created on-chip, the other off-chip, are rapidly mixed with each other in order to allow for the coalescence of one emulsion with the other. This approach has been motivated by the difficu...
  2. Microfluidic channel structures speed up mixing of multiple emulsions by a factor of ten.

    Biomicrofluidics 8(5):054101 (2014) PMID 25332738 PMCID PMC4189554

    We present a novel use for channel structures in microfluidic devices, whereby two two-phase emulsions, one created on-chip, the other off-chip, are rapidly mixed with each other in order to allow for the coalescence of one emulsion with the other. This approach has been motivated by the difficu...
  3. Experimental prestorage filtration removes antibodies and decreases lipids in RBC supernatants mitigating TRALI in vivo.

    Blood 123(22):3488 (2014) PMID 24747436 PMCID PMC4041171

    Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) remains a significant cause of transfusion-related mortality with red cell transfusion. We hypothesize that prestorage filtration may reduce proinflammatory activity in the red blood cell (RBC) supernatant and prevent TRALI. Filters were manufactured...
  4. Experimental prestorage filtration removes antibodies and decreases lipids in RBC supernatants mitigating TRALI in vivo.

    Blood 123(22):3488 (2014) PMID 24747436 PMCID PMC4041171

    Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) remains a significant cause of transfusion-related mortality with red cell transfusion. We hypothesize that prestorage filtration may reduce proinflammatory activity in the red blood cell (RBC) supernatant and prevent TRALI. Filters were manufactured...
  5. How we manage AB plasma inventory in the blood center and transfusion service.

    Transfusion 53(8):1627 (2013) PMID 23614505

    The growing use of group AB plasma in the United States in recent years poses unique challenges to blood centers and transfusion services. Blood centers must collect sufficient plasma components from a limited pool of group AB donors while taking steps to improve transfusion safety that further ...
  6. How we manage AB plasma inventory in the blood center and transfusion service.

    Transfusion 53(8):1627 (2013) PMID 23614505

    The growing use of group AB plasma in the United States in recent years poses unique challenges to blood centers and transfusion services. Blood centers must collect sufficient plasma components from a limited pool of group AB donors while taking steps to improve transfusion safety that further ...
  7. Evolutionary dynamics of West Nile virus in the United States, 1999-2011: phylogeny, selection pressure and evolutionary time-scale analysis.

    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7(5):e2245 (2013) PMID 23738027 PMCID PMC3667762

    West Nile virus (WNV), an arbovirus maintained in a bird-mosquito enzootic cycle, can infect other vertebrates including humans. WNV was first reported in the US in 1999 where, to date, three genotypes belonging to WNV lineage I have been described (NY99, WN02, SW/WN03). We report here the WNV s...
  8. Evolutionary dynamics of West Nile virus in the United States, 1999-2011: phylogeny, selection pressure and evolutionary time-scale analysis.

    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7(5):e2245 (2013) PMID 23738027 PMCID PMC3667762

    West Nile virus (WNV), an arbovirus maintained in a bird-mosquito enzootic cycle, can infect other vertebrates including humans. WNV was first reported in the US in 1999 where, to date, three genotypes belonging to WNV lineage I have been described (NY99, WN02, SW/WN03). We report here the WNV s...
  9. Proteomic analyses of human plasma: Venus versus Mars.

    Transfusion 52(2):417 (2012) PMID 21880043 PMCID PMC3235251

    Plasma is vital for the resuscitation of injured patients and to restore necessary procoagulants, especially Factors (F)II, FV, FVII, FX, and FXIII; however, female plasma has been implicated in the majority of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) cases and male-only plasma transfusion ...
  10. Proteomic analyses of human plasma: Venus versus Mars.

    Transfusion 52(2):417 (2012) PMID 21880043 PMCID PMC3235251

    Plasma is vital for the resuscitation of injured patients and to restore necessary procoagulants, especially Factors (F)II, FV, FVII, FX, and FXIII; however, female plasma has been implicated in the majority of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) cases and male-only plasma transfusion ...
  11. Low cost fabrication and assembly process for re-usable 3D polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic networks.

    Biomicrofluidics 5(3):36502 (2011) PMID 22662049 PMCID PMC3364837

    A method to easily manufacture and assemble a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) based microfluidic device is described. The method uses low cost materials and re-usable laser cut polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) parts. In addition, the thickness of PDMS layers can be controlled and both PDMS layer surfa...
  12. Low cost fabrication and assembly process for re-usable 3D polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic networks.

    Biomicrofluidics 5(3):36502 (2011) PMID 22662049 PMCID PMC3364837

    A method to easily manufacture and assemble a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) based microfluidic device is described. The method uses low cost materials and re-usable laser cut polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) parts. In addition, the thickness of PDMS layers can be controlled and both PDMS layer surfa...
  13. One to one to what?

    Transfusion 50(9):2066 (2010) PMID 21050228

  14. One to one to what?

    Transfusion 50(9):2066 (2010) PMID 21050228

  15. Worried that your laboratory doesn't measure up?

    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 133(3):343 (2009) PMID 19260738

  16. Worried that your laboratory doesn't measure up?

    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 133(3):343 (2009) PMID 19260738

  17. Isolation of Leclercia adecarboxylata from the blood culture of an asymptomatic platelet donor.

    Transfusion 47(10):1816 (2007) PMID 17880606

    Bacterial contamination of platelet (PLT) components is a leading cause of transfusion-related fatality. AABB and The College of American Pathologists require that blood centers and transfusion services have a process for detecting bacterial contamination in PLT products. Leclercia adecarboxylat...
  18. Isolation of Leclercia adecarboxylata from the blood culture of an asymptomatic platelet donor.

    Transfusion 47(10):1816 (2007) PMID 17880606

    Bacterial contamination of platelet (PLT) components is a leading cause of transfusion-related fatality. AABB and The College of American Pathologists require that blood centers and transfusion services have a process for detecting bacterial contamination in PLT products. Leclercia adecarboxylat...
  19. How e-mail raises the spectre of a digital Dark Age.

    Nature 423(6942):801 (2003) PMID 12815399

  20. How e-mail raises the spectre of a digital Dark Age.

    Nature 423(6942):801 (2003) PMID 12815399