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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214145/effect-of-reduction-mammoplasty-on-acute-radiation-side-effects-and-use-of-lumpectomy-cavity-boosts
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Jolinta Y Lin, Rachel Bluebond-Langner, Enid Choi, Sally Cheston, Elizabeth M Nichols, Randi J Cohen, Soren M Bentzen, Cynthia Drogula, Susan Kesmodel, Emily Bellavance, Paula Rosenblatt, Katherine Tkaczuk, Sheri Slezak, Steven J Feigenberg
PURPOSE: Reduction mammoplasty (RM) during breast-conserving surgery is popular among women with large-volume breasts because it reduces redundant breast folds and may decrease skin-related morbidity from radiation therapy. However, RM may obscure the lumpectomy cavity (LC) and pose challenges to administering an LC boost, potentially affecting local control. We investigated the impact of RM on acute side effects and use of LC boosts. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The records of 645 consecutive women treated with whole-breast irradiation at an urban university and 2 community practices between January 2012 and December 2014 were reviewed on an institutional review board-approved study...
January 7, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196254/effect-of-a-scalp-cooling-device-on-alopecia-in-women-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-the-scalp-randomized-clinical-trial
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Julie Nangia, Tao Wang, Cynthia Osborne, Polly Niravath, Kristen Otte, Steven Papish, Frankie Holmes, Jame Abraham, Mario Lacouture, Jay Courtright, Richard Paxman, Mari Rude, Susan Hilsenbeck, C Kent Osborne, Mothaffar Rimawi
Importance: Chemotherapy may induce alopecia. Although scalp cooling devices have been used to prevent this alopecia, efficacy has not been assessed in a randomized clinical trial. Objectives: To assess whether a scalp cooling device is effective at reducing chemotherapy-induced alopecia and to assess adverse treatment effects. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter randomized clinical trial of women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
February 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190732/the-macronuclear-genome-of-stentor-coeruleus-reveals-tiny-introns-in-a-giant-cell
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Mark M Slabodnick, J Graham Ruby, Sarah B Reiff, Estienne C Swart, Sager Gosai, Sudhakaran Prabakaran, Ewa Witkowska, Graham E Larue, Susan Fisher, Robert M Freeman, Jeremy Gunawardena, William Chu, Naomi A Stover, Brian D Gregory, Mariusz Nowacki, Joseph Derisi, Scott W Roy, Wallace F Marshall, Pranidhi Sood
The giant, single-celled organism Stentor coeruleus has a long history as a model system for studying pattern formation and regeneration in single cells. Stentor [1, 2] is a heterotrichous ciliate distantly related to familiar ciliate models, such as Tetrahymena or Paramecium. The primary distinguishing feature of Stentor is its incredible size: a single cell is 1 mm long. Early developmental biologists, including T.H. Morgan [3], were attracted to the system because of its regenerative abilities-if large portions of a cell are surgically removed, the remnant reorganizes into a normal-looking but smaller cell with correct proportionality [2, 3]...
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156575/using-a-values-assessment-as-a-bridge-to-advance-care-planning-results-of-1286-patient-reports
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Cynthia Taniguchi, Kathryn J Eagye, Susan Ash-Lee, Angela Kalisiak, Sabrina Q Mikan, Nicole Hartung
: 12 Background: Recent studies have shown that formal Palliative Care (PC) improves care at the end of life for cancer patients. The role of communication in PC is not defined. Other studies have shown that communication alone can be associated with better end of life outcomes. The US Oncology Network developed and tested a Values Assessment (VA) instrument for routinely broaching difficult topics to facilitate more formal advance care planning (ACP). The results of the first 28 months of the program on over 1200 patients are reported here...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129243/sexual-and-marital-dysfunction-in-women-with-gynecologic-cancer
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Saketh R Guntupalli, Jeanelle Sheeder, Yevgeniya Ioffe, Ana Tergas, Jason D Wright, Susan A Davidson, Kian Behbakht, Dina M Flink
OBJECTIVE: Sexual dysfunction can be a long-term issue for women with gynecologic cancer. This study assesses the extent of sexual and marital dysfunction women face following treatment of a gynecologic cancer. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of women with gynecologic cancer was conducted using a 181-item survey. Sexual dysfunction was measured by change in the Female Sexual Function Index score; marital dysfunction was measured by change in Intimate Bond Measure from prediagnosis to posttreatment...
March 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122624/hiv-induces-expression-of-complement-component-c3-in-astrocytes-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-activation-of-interleukin-6-synthesis
#6
Jadwiga Nitkiewicz, Alejandra Borjabad, Susan Morgello, Jacinta Murray, Wei Chao, Luni Emdad, Paul B Fisher, Mary Jane Potash, David J Volsky
BACKGROUND: Abnormal activation of the complement system contributes to some central nervous system diseases but the role of complement in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) is unclear. METHODS: We used real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry to detect complement expression in postmortem brain tissue from HAND patients and controls. To further investigate the basis for viral induction of gene expression in the brain, we studied the effect of HIV on C3 expression by astrocytes, innate immune effector cells, and targets of HIV...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116649/phase-i-trial-of-aflibercept-vegf-trap-with-radiation-therapy-and-concomitant-and-adjuvant-temozolomide-in-patients-with-high-grade-gliomas
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Lakshmi Nayak, John de Groot, Jeffrey S Wefel, Timothy F Cloughesy, Frank Lieberman, Susan M Chang, Antonio Omuro, Jan Drappatz, Tracy T Batchelor, Lisa M DeAngelis, Mark R Gilbert, Kenneth D Aldape, Alfred W K Yung, Joy Fisher, Xiaobu Ye, Alice Chen, Stuart Grossman, Michael Prados, Patrick Y Wen
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy has shown promise in the treatment of high-grade gliomas (HGG). Aflibercept is a recombinant human fusion protein that acts as a soluble decoy receptor for VEGF-A, VEGF-B and placental growth factor, depleting circulating levels of these growth factors. The Adult Brain Tumor Consortium conducted a phase I trial of aflibercept and temozolomide (TMZ) in patients with newly diagnosed HGG with 2 dose levels and a 3+3 design. Three arms using aflibercept were examined; with radiation and concomitant temozolomide; with adjuvant temozolomide using the 5/28 regimen; and with adjuvant temozolomide using the 21/28 day regimen...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098162/novel-genetic-loci-associated-with-hippocampal-volume
#8
Derrek P Hibar, Hieab H H Adams, Neda Jahanshad, Ganesh Chauhan, Jason L Stein, Edith Hofer, Miguel E Renteria, Joshua C Bis, Alejandro Arias-Vasquez, M Kamran Ikram, Sylvane Desrivières, Meike W Vernooij, Lucija Abramovic, Saud Alhusaini, Najaf Amin, Micael Andersson, Konstantinos Arfanakis, Benjamin S Aribisala, Nicola J Armstrong, Lavinia Athanasiu, Tomas Axelsson, Ashley H Beecham, Alexa Beiser, Manon Bernard, Susan H Blanton, Marc M Bohlken, Marco P Boks, Janita Bralten, Adam M Brickman, Owen Carmichael, M Mallar Chakravarty, Qiang Chen, Christopher R K Ching, Vincent Chouraki, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, Fabrice Crivello, Anouk Den Braber, Nhat Trung Doan, Stefan Ehrlich, Sudheer Giddaluru, Aaron L Goldman, Rebecca F Gottesman, Oliver Grimm, Michael E Griswold, Tulio Guadalupe, Boris A Gutman, Johanna Hass, Unn K Haukvik, David Hoehn, Avram J Holmes, Martine Hoogman, Deborah Janowitz, Tianye Jia, Kjetil N Jørgensen, Nazanin Karbalai, Dalia Kasperaviciute, Sungeun Kim, Marieke Klein, Bernd Kraemer, Phil H Lee, David C M Liewald, Lorna M Lopez, Michelle Luciano, Christine Macare, Andre F Marquand, Mar Matarin, Karen A Mather, Manuel Mattheisen, David R McKay, Yuri Milaneschi, Susana Muñoz Maniega, Kwangsik Nho, Allison C Nugent, Paul Nyquist, Loes M Olde Loohuis, Jaap Oosterlaan, Martina Papmeyer, Lukas Pirpamer, Benno Pütz, Adaikalavan Ramasamy, Jennifer S Richards, Shannon L Risacher, Roberto Roiz-Santiañez, Nanda Rommelse, Stefan Ropele, Emma J Rose, Natalie A Royle, Tatjana Rundek, Philipp G Sämann, Arvin Saremi, Claudia L Satizabal, Lianne Schmaal, Andrew J Schork, Li Shen, Jean Shin, Elena Shumskaya, Albert V Smith, Emma Sprooten, Lachlan T Strike, Alexander Teumer, Diana Tordesillas-Gutierrez, Roberto Toro, Daniah Trabzuni, Stella Trompet, Dhananjay Vaidya, Jeroen Van der Grond, Sven J Van der Lee, Dennis Van der Meer, Marjolein M J Van Donkelaar, Kristel R Van Eijk, Theo G M Van Erp, Daan Van Rooij, Esther Walton, Lars T Westlye, Christopher D Whelan, Beverly G Windham, Anderson M Winkler, Katharina Wittfeld, Girma Woldehawariat, Christiane Wolf, Thomas Wolfers, Lisa R Yanek, Jingyun Yang, Alex Zijdenbos, Marcel P Zwiers, Ingrid Agartz, Laura Almasy, David Ames, Philippe Amouyel, Ole A Andreassen, Sampath Arepalli, Amelia A Assareh, Sandra Barral, Mark E Bastin, Diane M Becker, James T Becker, David A Bennett, John Blangero, Hans van Bokhoven, Dorret I Boomsma, Henry Brodaty, Rachel M Brouwer, Han G Brunner, Randy L Buckner, Jan K Buitelaar, Kazima B Bulayeva, Wiepke Cahn, Vince D Calhoun, Dara M Cannon, Gianpiero L Cavalleri, Ching-Yu Cheng, Sven Cichon, Mark R Cookson, Aiden Corvin, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Joanne E Curran, Michael Czisch, Anders M Dale, Gareth E Davies, Anton J M De Craen, Eco J C De Geus, Philip L De Jager, Greig I De Zubicaray, Ian J Deary, Stéphanie Debette, Charles DeCarli, Norman Delanty, Chantal Depondt, Anita DeStefano, Allissa Dillman, Srdjan Djurovic, Gary Donohoe, Wayne C Drevets, Ravi Duggirala, Thomas D Dyer, Christian Enzinger, Susanne Erk, Thomas Espeseth, Iryna O Fedko, Guillén Fernández, Luigi Ferrucci, Simon E Fisher, Debra A Fleischman, Ian Ford, Myriam Fornage, Tatiana M Foroud, Peter T Fox, Clyde Francks, Masaki Fukunaga, J Raphael Gibbs, David C Glahn, Randy L Gollub, Harald H H Göring, Robert C Green, Oliver Gruber, Vilmundur Gudnason, Sebastian Guelfi, Asta K Håberg, Narelle K Hansell, John Hardy, Catharina A Hartman, Ryota Hashimoto, Katrin Hegenscheid, Andreas Heinz, Stephanie Le Hellard, Dena G Hernandez, Dirk J Heslenfeld, Beng-Choon Ho, Pieter J Hoekstra, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Albert Hofman, Florian Holsboer, Georg Homuth, Norbert Hosten, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Matthew Huentelman, Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol, Masashi Ikeda, Clifford R Jack, Mark Jenkinson, Robert Johnson, Erik G Jönsson, J Wouter Jukema, René S Kahn, Ryota Kanai, Iwona Kloszewska, David S Knopman, Peter Kochunov, John B Kwok, Stephen M Lawrie, Hervé Lemaître, Xinmin Liu, Dan L Longo, Oscar L Lopez, Simon Lovestone, Oliver Martinez, Jean-Luc Martinot, Venkata S Mattay, Colm McDonald, Andrew M McIntosh, Francis J McMahon, Katie L McMahon, Patrizia Mecocci, Ingrid Melle, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Sebastian Mohnke, Grant W Montgomery, Derek W Morris, Thomas H Mosley, Thomas W Mühleisen, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Michael A Nalls, Matthias Nauck, Thomas E Nichols, Wiro J Niessen, Markus M Nöthen, Lars Nyberg, Kazutaka Ohi, Rene L Olvera, Roel A Ophoff, Massimo Pandolfo, Tomas Paus, Zdenka Pausova, Brenda W J H Penninx, G Bruce Pike, Steven G Potkin, Bruce M Psaty, Simone Reppermund, Marcella Rietschel, Joshua L Roffman, Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth, Jerome I Rotter, Mina Ryten, Ralph L Sacco, Perminder S Sachdev, Andrew J Saykin, Reinhold Schmidt, Helena Schmidt, Peter R Schofield, Sigurdur Sigursson, Andrew Simmons, Andrew Singleton, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Colin Smith, Jordan W Smoller, Hilkka Soininen, Vidar M Steen, David J Stott, Jessika E Sussmann, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Arthur W Toga, Bryan J Traynor, Juan Troncoso, Magda Tsolaki, Christophe Tzourio, Andre G Uitterlinden, Maria C Valdés Hernández, Marcel Van der Brug, Aad van der Lugt, Nic J A van der Wee, Neeltje E M Van Haren, Dennis van 't Ent, Marie-Jose Van Tol, Badri N Vardarajan, Bruno Vellas, Dick J Veltman, Henry Völzke, Henrik Walter, Joanna M Wardlaw, Thomas H Wassink, Michael E Weale, Daniel R Weinberger, Michael W Weiner, Wei Wen, Eric Westman, Tonya White, Tien Y Wong, Clinton B Wright, Ronald H Zielke, Alan B Zonderman, Nicholas G Martin, Cornelia M Van Duijn, Margaret J Wright, W T Longstreth, Gunter Schumann, Hans J Grabe, Barbara Franke, Lenore J Launer, Sarah E Medland, Sudha Seshadri, Paul M Thompson, M Arfan Ikram
The hippocampal formation is a brain structure integrally involved in episodic memory, spatial navigation, cognition and stress responsiveness. Structural abnormalities in hippocampal volume and shape are found in several common neuropsychiatric disorders. To identify the genetic underpinnings of hippocampal structure here we perform a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 33,536 individuals and discover six independent loci significantly associated with hippocampal volume, four of them novel. Of the novel loci, three lie within genes (ASTN2, DPP4 and MAST4) and one is found 200 kb upstream of SHH...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042264/the-effect-of-education-on-oral-health-students-attitudes-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Liyana Tanny, Takashi Komabayashi, D Leann Long, Yoshio Yahata, Susan M Moffat, Helen Tãne
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the oral health attitudes and behavior of students in the oral health curriculum in Australia and New Zealand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Hiroshima University - Dental Behavioral Inventory was administered to students in the first (year 1) and final years (year 3) of the oral health curriculum at Charles Sturt University in Australia and the University of Otago in New Zealand. A total of fifty-two year 1 students and forty-five year 3 students completed English version of the questionnaire in 2013...
October 2016: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040721/vulvar-cancer-version-1-2017-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
#10
Wui-Jin Koh, Benjamin E Greer, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Susana M Campos, Kathleen R Cho, Hye Sook Chon, Christina Chu, David Cohn, Marta Ann Crispens, Don S Dizon, Oliver Dorigo, Patricia J Eifel, Christine M Fisher, Peter Frederick, David K Gaffney, Ernest Han, Susan Higgins, Warner K Huh, John R Lurain, Andrea Mariani, David Mutch, Christa Nagel, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Amanda Nickles Fader, Steven W Remmenga, R Kevin Reynolds, Todd Tillmanns, Stefanie Ueda, Fidel A Valea, Emily Wyse, Catheryn M Yashar, Nicole McMillian, Jillian Scavone
Vulvar cancer is a rare gynecologic malignancy. Ninety percent of vulvar cancers are predominantly squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), which can arise through human papilloma virus (HPV)-dependent and HPV-independent pathways. The NCCN Vulvar Cancer panel is an interdisciplinary group of representatives from NCCN Member Institutions consisting of specialists in gynecological oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Vulvar Cancer provide an evidence- and consensus-based approach for the management of patients with vulvar SCC...
January 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033025/production-of-two-nasal-sounds-by-speakers-with-cleft-palate
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Tim Bressmann, Bojana Radovanovic, Susan Harper, Paula Klaiman, David Fisher, Gajanan V Kulkarni
Manyspeakers with cleft palate develop atypical consonant productions, especially for pressure consonants such as plosives, fricatives, and affricates. The present study investigated the nature of nasal sound errors. The participants were eight female and three male speakers with cleft palate between the ages of 6 to 20. Speakers were audio-recorded, and midsagittal tongue movement was captured with ultrasound. The speakers repeated vowel-consonant-vowel with the vowels /α/, /i/, and /u/ and the alveolar and velar nasal consonants /n/ and /...
December 29, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025600/tobacco-cessation-in-economically-disadvantaged-dominican-republic-communities-who-are-the-ex-users
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Deborah J Ossip, Zahíra Quiñones, Sergio Diaz, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, Susan Fisher, Heather Holderness, Xeuya Cai, Scott McIntosh, Ann Dozier, Nancy Chin, Emily Weber, Jose Javier Sanchez, Arisleyda Bautista, Almonte Héctor
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco use and harm continue to increase in low- and middle income countries (LMICs) globally. Smoking cessation is the most effective means of reducing morbidity and mortality from tobacco use. Increasing the prevalence of ex-users is an indicator of population cessation. AIMS: This study provides the first examination of factors associated with ex-tobacco use status in the Dominican Republic (DR), a LMIC in the Latin America and Caribbean region...
December 2016: Journal of Smoking Cessation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974003/the-mental-health-parity-and-addiction-equity-act-mhpaea-evaluation-study-impact-on-quantitative-treatment-limits
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Amber Gayle Thalmayer, Sarah A Friedman, Francisca Azocar, Jessica M Harwood, Susan L Ettner
OBJECTIVE: The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) significantly changed regulations governing behavioral health benefits for large, commercially insured employers. Pre-MHPAEA, many plans covered only a specific number of behavioral health treatment days or visits; post-MHPAEA, such quantitative treatment limits (QTLs) were allowed only if they were "at parity" with medical-surgical limits. This study assessed MHPAEA's effect on the prevalence of behavioral health QTLs...
December 15, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965306/dendritic-cell-vaccination-enhances-immune-responses-and-induces-regression-of-her2pos-dcis-independent-of-route-results-of-randomized-selection-design-trial
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Lea Lowenfeld, Rosemarie Mick, Jashodeep Datta, Shuwen Xu, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Carla S Fisher, Kevin R Fox, Angela DeMichele, Paul Zhang, Susan Weinstein, Robert E Roses, Brian J Czerniecki
PURPOSE: Vaccination with HER2 peptide-pulsed DC1s stimulates a HER2 specific T-cell response. This randomized trial aimed to establish safety and evaluate immune and clinical responses to vaccination via intralesional (IL), intranodal (IN), or both intralesional and intranodal (ILN) injection. METHODS: Fifty-four HER2(pos) patients (42 pure DCIS, 12 early invasive breast cancer (IBC)) were enrolled in a neoadjuvant HER2 peptide-pulsed DC1 vaccine trial. Patients were randomized to IL (n=19), IN (n=19), or ILN (n=16) injection...
December 13, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959728/effect-of-hiv-antibody-vrc01-on-viral-rebound-after-treatment-interruption
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Katharine J Bar, Michael C Sneller, Linda J Harrison, J Shawn Justement, Edgar T Overton, Mary E Petrone, D Brenda Salantes, Catherine A Seamon, Benjamin Scheinfeld, Richard W Kwan, Gerald H Learn, Michael A Proschan, Edward F Kreider, Jana Blazkova, Mark Bardsley, Eric W Refsland, Michael Messer, Katherine E Clarridge, Nancy B Tustin, Patrick J Madden, KaSaundra Oden, Sijy J O'Dell, Bernadette Jarocki, Andrea R Shiakolas, Randall L Tressler, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Robert T Bailer, Julie E Ledgerwood, Edmund V Capparelli, Rebecca M Lynch, Barney S Graham, Susan Moir, Richard A Koup, John R Mascola, James A Hoxie, Anthony S Fauci, Pablo Tebas, Tae-Wook Chun
Background The discovery of potent and broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has made passive immunization a potential strategy for the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. We sought to determine whether passive administration of VRC01, a bNAb targeting the HIV CD4-binding site, can safely prevent or delay plasma viral rebound after the discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Methods We conducted two open-label trials (AIDS Clinical Trials Group [ACTG] A5340 and National Institutes of Health [NIH] 15-I-0140) of the safety, side-effect profile, pharmacokinetic properties, and antiviral activity of VRC01 in persons with HIV infection who were undergoing interruption of ART...
November 24, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956116/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-axillary-breast-cancer-metastasis-in-the-neoadjuvant-setting-a%C3%A2-prospective-study
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Anne E Mattingly, Blaise Mooney, Hui-Yi Lin, John V Kiluk, Nazanin Khakpour, Susan J Hoover, Christine Laronga, M Catherine Lee
BACKGROUND: Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for assessment of regional breast cancer metastasis is controversial owing to the variable specificity. We evaluated breast MRI for axillary metastasis in neoadjuvant chemotherapy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-institution, institutional review board-approved prospective trial enrolled female breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy from 2008 to 2012 and collected the pre- and post-treatment MRI, pretreatment axillary ultrasound, axillary biopsy, and surgical pathologic findings...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875401/ethics-pain-and-pay-for-performance
#17
Susan K Fisher
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December 2016: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871195/what-psychological-and-physical-changes-predict-patients-attainment-of-personally-meaningful-goals-six-months-following-a-cbt-based-pain-management-intervention
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Sarah Oliver, Keren Fisher, Susan Childs
PURPOSE: To examine the influence of demographic measures, and changes in physical ability, pain, self-efficacy and emotional distress on Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) scores, after a 15-day CBT based pain management programme. METHOD: Chronic pain patients (N = 257) were referred; 225 (88%) completed the programme and were invited for follow up six months later. One hundred and sixty-two (63%), (mean age 47.7, 71% female) completed the reassessment procedures...
November 21, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832063/one-health-interactions-of-chagas-disease-vectors-canid-hosts-and-human-residents-along-the-texas-mexico-border
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Melissa N Garcia, Sarah O'Day, Susan Fisher-Hoch, Rodion Gorchakov, Ramiro Patino, Teresa P Feria Arroyo, Susan T Laing, Job E Lopez, Alexandra Ingber, Kathryn M Jones, Kristy O Murray
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease (Trypanosoma cruzi infection) is the leading cause of non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in Latin America. Texas, particularly the southern region, has compounding factors that could contribute to T. cruzi transmission; however, epidemiologic studies are lacking. The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of T. cruzi in three different mammalian species (coyotes, stray domestic dogs, and humans) and vectors (Triatoma species) to understand the burden of Chagas disease among sylvatic, peridomestic, and domestic cycles...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829169/slc44a2-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-isoforms-and-expression-association-with-severity-of-meniere-s-disease
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Thankam S Nair, Pavan K Kommareddi, Maria M Galano, Danielle M Miller, Bala Naveen Kakaraparthi, Steven A Telian, H Alex Arts, Hussam El-Kashlan, Alyse Kilijanczyk, Amy Anne D Lassig, Martin P Graham, Susan G Fisher, Stefan W Stoll, Rajan P Nair, James T Elder, Thomas E Carey
SLC44A2 was discovered as the target of an antibody that causes hearing loss. Knockout mice develop age related hearing loss, loss of sensory cells and spiral ganglion neurons. SLC44A2 has polymorphic sites implicated in human disease. Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) is linked to rs2288904 and genome wide association studies link rs2288904 and rs9797861 to venous thromboembolism (VTE), coronary artery disease and stroke. Here we report linkage disequilibrium of rs2288904 with rs3087969 and the association of these SLC44A2 SNPs with Meniere's disease severity...
December 2016: Genomics
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