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James Mason

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentMedicine
AddressEastside Internal Medicine
800 Ayrault Road, Suite 200
Fairport NY 14450-8941
 
 Awards And Honors
1988     Member of Alpha Omega Alpha- National Medical Honor Society
1988     Given an Official Citation by the Massachusetts Senate for dedication to the science of medicine.
1988     Michael J. Caruso award
1988     Graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown Medical School
 
 Overview
I did my undergraduate work at Boston College and then went to medical school at Georgetown University. I then did my residency at the University of Rochester and completed in 1991. I have been in practice in Internal medicine since that time.

 
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  1. Dyson JK, Mason JM, Rutter MD. Prior hysterectomy and discomfort during colonoscopy: a retrospective cohort analysis. Endoscopy. 2014 Jun; 46(6):493-8.
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  2. Hancock HC, Close H, Fuat A, Murphy JJ, Hungin AP, Mason JM. Barriers to accurate diagnosis and effective management of heart failure have not changed in the past 10 years: a qualitative study and national survey. BMJ Open. 2014; 4(3):e003866.
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  3. Close H, Reilly J, Mason JM, Kripalani M, Wilson D, Main J, Hungin AP. Renal failure in lithium-treated bipolar disorder: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e90169.
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  4. Mason JM, Thomas KS, Crook AM, Foster KA, Chalmers JR, Nunn AJ, Williams HC. Prophylactic Antibiotics to Prevent Cellulitis of the Leg: Economic Analysis of the PATCH I & II Trials. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e82694.
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  5. Jameson SS, Mason J, Baker P, Gregg PJ, McMurtry IA, Deehan DJ, Reed MR. A Comparison of Surgical Approaches for Primary Hip Arthroplasty: A Cohort Study of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Early Revision Using Linked National Databases. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jun; 29(6):1248-1255.e1.
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  6. Alshryda S, Mason J, Vaghela M, Sarda P, Nargol A, Maheswaran S, Tulloch C, Anand S, Logishetty R, Stothart B, Hungin AP. Topical (Intra-Articular) Tranexamic Acid Reduces Blood Loss and Transfusion Rates Following Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial (TRANX-K). J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 6; 95(21):1961-8.
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  7. Alshryda S, Mason J, Sarda P, Nargol A, Cooke N, Ahmad H, Tang S, Logishetty R, Vaghela M, McPartlin L, Hungin AP. Topical (Intra-Articular) Tranexamic Acid Reduces Blood Loss and Transfusion Rates Following Total Hip Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial (TRANX-H). J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 6; 95(21):1969-74.
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  8. Mason A, Mason J, Cork M, Hancock H, Dooley G. Topical treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis: An abridged Cochrane Systematic Review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 69(5):799-807.
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  9. Brar SS, Petrovich RM, Williams JG, Mason JM. Phosphorylation at Serines 216 and 221 Is Important for Drosophila HeT-A Gag Protein Stability. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e75381.
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  10. Williams HC, Crook AM, Mason JM. Penicillin to prevent recurrent leg cellulitis. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 29; 369(9):881-2.
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  11. Wood VJ, Curtis SE, Gesler W, Spencer IH, Close HJ, Mason JM, Reilly JG. Spaces for smoking in a psychiatric hospital: Social capital, resistance to control, and significance for 'therapeutic landscapes'. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Nov; 97:104-11.
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  12. Close H, Hancock H, Mason JM, Murphy JJ, Fuat A, de Belder M, Hungin AP. "It's Somebody else's responsibility" - perceptions of general practitioners, heart failure nurses, care home staff, and residents towards heart failure diagnosis and management for older people in long-term care: a qualitative interview study. BMC Geriatr. 2013; 13(1):69.
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  13. Curtis S, Gesler W, Wood V, Spencer I, Mason J, Close H, Reilly J. Compassionate containment? Balancing technical safety and therapy in the design of psychiatric wards. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Nov; 97:201-9.
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  14. Mason JM, Carr J, Buckley C, Hewitt S, Berry P, Taylor J, Cork MJ. Improved emollient use reduces atopic eczema symptoms and is cost neutral in infants: before-and-after evaluation of a multifaceted educational support programme. BMC Dermatol. 2013; 13(1):7.
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  15. Thomas KS, Crook AM, Nunn AJ, Foster KA, Mason JM, Chalmers JR, Nasr IS, Brindle RJ, English J, Meredith SK, Reynolds NJ, de Berker D, Mortimer PS, Williams HC. Penicillin to prevent recurrent leg cellulitis. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 2; 368(18):1695-703.
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  16. Jegatheeswaran S, Mason JM, Hancock HC, Siriwardena AK. The liver-first approach to the management of colorectal cancer with synchronous hepatic metastases: a systematic review. JAMA Surg. 2013 Apr 1; 148(4):385-91.
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  17. Mason AR, Mason J, Cork M, Dooley G, Hancock H. Topical treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013; 3:CD005028.
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  18. Jameson SS, Mason JM, Baker PN, Jettoo P, Deehan DJ, Reed MR. Factors influencing revision risk following 15 740 single-brand hybrid hip arthroplasties: a cohort study from a national joint registry. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Aug; 28(7):1152-1159.e1.
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  19. Siriwardena A, Mason J. Reply. Gastroenterology. 2013 Mar; 144(3):e20-1.
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  20. Mason JM, Hancock HC, Close H, Murphy JJ, Fuat A, de Belder M, Singh R, Teggert A, Wood E, Brennan G, Hussain N, Kumar N, Manshani N, Hodges D, Wilson D, Hungin AP. Utility of Biomarkers in the Differential Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Older People: Findings from the Heart Failure in Care Homes (HFinCH) Diagnostic Accuracy Study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e53560.
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  21. Wood VJ, Curtis SE, Gesler W, Spencer IH, Close HJ, Mason J, Reilly JG. Creating 'therapeutic landscapes' for mental health carers in inpatient settings: A dynamic perspective on permeability and inclusivity. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Aug; 91:122-9.
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  22. Hancock HC, Close H, Mason JM, Murphy JJ, Fuat A, de Belder M, Hunt T, Baker A, Wilson D, Hungin AP. Feasibility of evidence-based diagnosis and management of heart failure in older people in care: a pilot randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatr. 2012; 12:70.
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  23. Hancock HC, Close H, Mason JM, Murphy JJ, Fuat A, Singh R, Wood E, de Belder M, Brennan G, Hussain N, Kumar N, Wilson D, Hungin AP. High prevalence of undetected heart failure in long-term care residents: findings from the Heart Failure in Care Homes (HFinCH) study. Eur J Heart Fail. 2013 Feb; 15(2):158-65.
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  24. Jameson SS, Baker P, Deehan D, Reed M, Mason J. Paper's conclusions will only cause confusion. BMJ. 2012; 345:e7005.
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  25. Takács S, Biessmann H, Reddy HM, Mason JM, Török T. Protein interactions on telomeric retrotransposons in Drosophila. Int J Biol Sci. 2012; 8(7):1055-61.
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  26. Siriwardena AK, Mason JM, Sheen AJ, Makin AJ, Shah NS. Antioxidant therapy does not reduce pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis: the ANTICIPATE study. Gastroenterology. 2012 Sep; 143(3):655-63.e1.
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  27. Close H, Mason JM, Wilson D, Hungin AP. Hormone replacement therapy is associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012; 12:56.
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  28. Craig FF, Thomas KS, Mitchell EJ, Williams HC, Norrie J, Mason JM, Ormerod AD. UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network's STOP GAP trial (a multicentre trial of prednisolone versus ciclosporin for pyoderma gangrenosum): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2012; 13:51.
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  29. Antão JM, Mason JM, Déjardin J, Kingston RE. Protein landscape at Drosophila melanogaster telomere-associated sequence repeats. Mol Cell Biol. 2012 Jun; 32(12):2170-82.
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  30. Hancock HC, Mason JM, Murphy JJ. Using the method of judgement analysis to address variations in diagnostic decision making. BMC Res Notes. 2012; 5:139.
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  31. Prophylactic antibiotics for the prevention of cellulitis (erysipelas) of the leg: results of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network's PATCH II trial. Br J Dermatol. 2012 Jan; 166(1):169-78.
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  32. Cornford CS, Mason JM, Inns F. Deep vein thromboses in users of opioid drugs: incidence, prevalence, and risk factors. Br J Gen Pract. 2011 Dec; 61(593):e781-6.
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  33. Dronamraju R, Mason JM. MU2 and HP1a regulate the recognition of double strand breaks in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e25439.
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  34. Marks L, Cave S, Hunter D, Mason J, Peckham S, Wallace A. Governance for health and wellbeing in the English NHS. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2011 Apr; 16 Suppl 1:14-21.
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  35. Mason JM, Babu BI, Bagul A, Siriwardena AK. The performance of organ dysfunction scores for the early prediction and management of severity in acute pancreatitis: an exploratory phase diagnostic study. Pancreas. 2010 Oct; 39(7):1104-8.
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  36. Naidu MD, Mason JM, Pica RV, Fung H, Peña LA. Radiation resistance in glioma cells determined by DNA damage repair activity of Ape1/Ref-1. J Radiat Res. 2010; 51(4):393-404.
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  37. Dronamraju R, Mason JM. Recognition of double strand breaks by a mutator protein (MU2) in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genet. 2009 May; 5(5):e1000473.
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  38. Mason AR, Mason J, Cork M, Dooley G, Edwards G. Topical treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009; (2):CD005028.
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  39. Taub PJ, Yau J, Spangler M, Mason JM, Lucas PA. Bioengineering of calvaria with adult stem cells. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Apr; 123(4):1178-85.
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  40. Frydrychova RC, Mason JM, Archer TK. HP1 is distributed within distinct chromatin domains at Drosophila telomeres. Genetics. 2008 Sep; 180(1):121-31.
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  41. Dickinson HO, Campbell F, Beyer FR, Nicolson DJ, Cook JV, Ford GA, Mason JM. Relaxation therapies for the management of primary hypertension in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008; (1):CD004935.
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  42. Mason JM, Frydrychova RC, Biessmann H. Drosophila telomeres: an exception providing new insights. Bioessays. 2008 Jan; 30(1):25-37.
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  43. Frydrychova RC, Biessmann H, Konev AY, Golubovsky MD, Johnson J, Archer TK, Mason JM. Transcriptional activity of the telomeric retrotransposon HeT-A in Drosophila melanogaster is stimulated as a consequence of subterminal deficiencies at homologous and nonhomologous telomeres. Mol Cell Biol. 2007 Jul; 27(13):4991-5001.
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  44. Goonetilleke KS, Mason JM, Siriwardana P, King NK, France MW, Siriwardena AK. Diagnostic and prognostic value of plasma tumor M2 pyruvate kinase in periampullary cancer: evidence for a novel biological marker of adverse prognosis. Pancreas. 2007 Apr; 34(3):318-24.
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  45. Siriwardena AK, Mason JM, Balachandra S, Bagul A, Galloway S, Formela L, Hardman JG, Jamdar S. Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial of intravenous antioxidant (n-acetylcysteine, selenium, vitamin C) therapy in severe acute pancreatitis. Gut. 2007 Oct; 56(10):1439-44.
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  46. Walter MF, Biessmann MR, Benitez C, Török T, Mason JM, Biessmann H. Effects of telomere length in Drosophila melanogaster on life span, fecundity, and fertility. Chromosoma. 2007 Feb; 116(1):41-51.
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  47. Moreira T, May C, Mason J, Eccles M. A new method of analysis enabled a better understanding of clinical practice guideline development processes. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006 Nov; 59(11):1199-206.
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  48. Edwards PC, Mason JM. Gene-enhanced tissue engineering for dental hard tissue regeneration: (2) dentin-pulp and periodontal regeneration. Head Face Med. 2006; 2:16.
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  49. Edwards PC, Mason JM. Gene-enhanced tissue engineering for dental hard tissue regeneration: (1) overview and practical considerations. Head Face Med. 2006; 2:12.
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  50. Schiller GJ, Slack J, Hainsworth JD, Mason J, Saleh M, Rizzieri D, Douer D, List AF. Phase II multicenter study of arsenic trioxide in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 1; 24(16):2456-64.
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  51. Campbell F, Dickinson HO, Cook JV, Beyer FR, Eccles M, Mason JM. Methods underpinning national clinical guidelines for hypertension: describing the evidence shortfall. BMC Health Serv Res. 2006; 6:47.
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  52. Dickinson HO, Mason JM, Nicolson DJ, Campbell F, Beyer FR, Cook JV, Williams B, Ford GA. Lifestyle interventions to reduce raised blood pressure: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. J Hypertens. 2006 Feb; 24(2):215-33.
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  53. Mason JM, Mason AR. The generalisability of pharmacoeconomic studies: issues and challenges ahead. Pharmacoeconomics. 2006; 24(10):937-45.
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  54. Mason JM, Dickinson HO, Nicolson DJ, Campbell F, Ford GA, Williams B. The diabetogenic potential of thiazide-type diuretic and beta-blocker combinations in patients with hypertension. J Hypertens. 2005 Oct; 23(10):1777-81.
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  55. Biessmann H, Prasad S, Semeshin VF, Andreyeva EN, Nguyen Q, Walter MF, Mason JM. Two distinct domains in Drosophila melanogaster telomeres. Genetics. 2005 Dec; 171(4):1767-77.
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  56. Biessmann H, Prasad S, Walter MF, Mason JM. Euchromatic and heterochromatic domains at Drosophila telomeres. Biochem Cell Biol. 2005 Aug; 83(4):477-85.
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  57. Lee JA, Conejero JA, Mason JM, Parrett BM, Wear-Maggitti KD, Grant RT, Breitbart AS. Lentiviral transfection with the PDGF-B gene improves diabetic wound healing. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Aug; 116(2):532-8.
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  58. Man LX, Park JC, Terry MJ, Mason JM, Burrell WA, Liu F, Kimball BY, Moorji SM, Lee JA, Breitbart AS. Lentiviral gene therapy with platelet-derived growth factor B sustains accelerated healing of diabetic wounds over time. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jul; 55(1):81-6; discussion 86.
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  59. Lock CA, Lecouturier J, Mason JM, Dickinson HO. Lifestyle interventions to prevent osteoporotic fractures: a systematic review. Osteoporos Int. 2006 Jan; 17(1):20-8.
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  60. Atkins D, Briss PA, Eccles M, Flottorp S, Guyatt GH, Harbour RT, Hill S, Jaeschke R, Liberati A, Magrini N, Mason J, O'Connell D, Oxman AD, Phillips B, Schünemann H, Edejer TT, Vist GE, Williams JW. Systems for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations II: pilot study of a new system. BMC Health Serv Res. 2005 Mar 23; 5(1):25.
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  61. Long AF, Gambling T, Young RJ, Taylor J, Mason JM. Acceptability and satisfaction with a telecarer approach to the management of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2005 Feb; 28(2):283-9.
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  62. Young RJ, Taylor J, Friede T, Hollis S, Mason JM, Lee P, Burns E, Long AF, Gambling T, New JP, Gibson JM. Pro-active call center treatment support (PACCTS) to improve glucose control in type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2005 Feb; 28(2):278-82.
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  63. Mason JM, Freemantle N, Gibson JM, New JP. Specialist nurse-led clinics to improve control of hypertension and hyperlipidemia in diabetes: economic analysis of the SPLINT trial. Diabetes Care. 2005 Jan; 28(1):40-6.
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  64. Nicolson DJ, Dickinson HO, Campbell F, Mason JM. Lifestyle interventions or drugs for patients with essential hypertension: a systematic review. J Hypertens. 2004 Nov; 22(11):2043-8.
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  65. Mason JM, Ransom J, Konev AY. A deficiency screen for dominant suppressors of telomeric silencing in Drosophila. Genetics. 2004 Nov; 168(3):1353-70.
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  66. Mason JM, Naidu MD, Barcia M, Porti D, Chavan SS, Chu CC. IL-4-induced gene-1 is a leukocyte L-amino acid oxidase with an unusual acidic pH preference and lysosomal localization. J Immunol. 2004 Oct 1; 173(7):4561-7.
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  67. Atkins D, Best D, Briss PA, Eccles M, Falck-Ytter Y, Flottorp S, Guyatt GH, Harbour RT, Haugh MC, Henry D, Hill S, Jaeschke R, Leng G, Liberati A, Magrini N, Mason J, Middleton P, Mrukowicz J, O'Connell D, Oxman AD, Phillips B, Schünemann HJ, Edejer T, Varonen H, Vist GE, Williams JW, Zaza S. Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. BMJ. 2004 Jun 19; 328(7454):1490.
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  68. Moayyedi P, Mason J. Cost-utility and cost-benefit analyses: how did we get here and where are we going? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004 Jun; 16(6):527-34.
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  69. Li J, Wang H, Mason JM, Levine J, Yu M, Ulloa L, Czura CJ, Tracey KJ, Yang H. Recombinant HMGB1 with cytokine-stimulating activity. J Immunol Methods. 2004 Jun; 289(1-2):211-23.
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  70. Breitbart AS, Laser J, Parrett B, Porti D, Grant RT, Grande DA, Mason JM. Accelerated diabetic wound healing using cultured dermal fibroblasts retrovirally transduced with the platelet-derived growth factor B gene. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Oct; 51(4):409-14.
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  71. Li C, Schmid S, Mason J. Effects of pre-cooling and pre-heating procedures on cement polymerization and thermal osteonecrosis in cemented hip replacements. Med Eng Phys. 2003 Sep; 25(7):559-64.
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  72. New JP, Mason JM, Freemantle N, Teasdale S, Wong LM, Bruce NJ, Burns JA, Gibson JM. Specialist nurse-led intervention to treat and control hypertension and hyperlipidemia in diabetes (SPLINT): a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2003 Aug; 26(8):2250-5.
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  73. Mason JM, Konev AY, Golubovsky MD, Biessmann H. Cis- and trans-acting influences on telomeric position effect in Drosophila melanogaster detected with a subterminal transgene. Genetics. 2003 Mar; 163(3):917-30.
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  74. Mason JM, Konev AY, Biessmann H. Telomeric position effect in drosophila melanogaster reflects a telomere length control mechanism. Genetica. 2003 Mar; 117(2-3):319-25.
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  75. Grande DA, Mason J, Light E, Dines D. Stem cells as platforms for delivery of genes to enhance cartilage repair. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003; 85-A Suppl 2:111-6.
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  76. Nazareth I, Freemantle N, Duggan C, Mason J, Haines A. Evaluation of a complex intervention for changing professional behaviour: the Evidence Based Out Reach (EBOR) Trial. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2002 Oct; 7(4):230-8.
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  77. Siriaco GM, Cenci G, Haoudi A, Champion LE, Zhou C, Gatti M, Mason JM. Telomere elongation (Tel), a new mutation in Drosophila melanogaster that produces long telomeres. Genetics. 2002 Jan; 160(1):235-45.
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  78. Mason JM, Xu HP, Rao SK, Leask A, Barcia M, Shan J, Stephenson R, Tabibzadeh S. Lefty contributes to the remodeling of extracellular matrix by inhibition of connective tissue growth factor and collagen mRNA expression and increased proteolytic activity in a fibrosarcoma model. J Biol Chem. 2002 Jan 4; 277(1):407-15.
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