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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097368/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-skin-cancer-in-organ-transplant-recipients-in-the-united-states
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Giorgia L Garrett, Paul D Blanc, John Boscardin, Amanda Abramson Lloyd, Rehana L Ahmed, Tiffany Anthony, Kristin Bibee, Andrew Breithaupt, Jennifer Cannon, Amy Chen, Joyce Y Cheng, Zelma Chiesa-Fuxench, Oscar R Colegio, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Christina A Del Guzzo, Max Disse, Margaret Dowd, Robert Eilers, Arisa Elena Ortiz, Caroline Morris, Spring K Golden, Michael S Graves, John R Griffin, R Samuel Hopkins, Conway C Huang, Gordon Hyeonjin Bae, Anokhi Jambusaria, Thomas A Jennings, Shang I Brian Jiang, Pritesh S Karia, Shilpi Khetarpal, Changhyun Kim, Goran Klintmalm, Kathryn Konicke, Shlomo A Koyfman, Charlene Lam, Peter Lee, Justin J Leitenberger, Tiffany Loh, Stefan Lowenstein, Reshmi Madankumar, Jacqueline F Moreau, Rajiv I Nijhawan, Shari Ochoa, Edit B Olasz, Elaine Otchere, Clark Otley, Jeremy Oulton, Parth H Patel, Vishal Anil Patel, Arpan V Prabhu, Melissa Pugliano-Mauro, Chrysalyne D Schmults, Sarah Schram, Allen F Shih, Thuzar Shin, Seaver Soon, Teresa Soriano, Divya Srivastava, Jennifer A Stein, Kara Sternhell-Blackwell, Stan Taylor, Allison Vidimos, Peggy Wu, Nicholas Zajdel, Daniel Zelac, Sarah T Arron
Importance: Skin cancer is the most common malignancy occurring after organ transplantation. Although previous research has reported an increased risk of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs), no study has estimated the posttransplant population-based incidence in the United States. Objective: To determine the incidence and evaluate the risk factors for posttransplant skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma (MM), and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in a cohort of US OTRs receiving a primary organ transplant in 2003 or 2008...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095092/ophthalmic-artery-chemosurgery-for-eyes-with-advanced-retinoblastoma
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David H Abramson, Armida W M Fabius, Jasmine H Francis, Brian P Marr, Ira J Dunkel, Scott E Brodie, Anna Escuder, Y Pierre Gobin
BACKGROUND: Surgical removal of one or both eyes has been the most common way to treat children with retinoblastoma worldwide for more than 100 years. Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery (OAC) was introduced 10 years ago and it has been used as an alternative to enucleation for eyes with advanced retinoblastoma. The purpose of this report is to analyze our 9-year experience treating advanced retinoblastoma eyes with OAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-arm retrospective study from a single center of 226 eyes with eyes of retinoblastoma patients with advanced intraocular disease defined as both Reese-Ellsworth (RE) "Va" or "Vb" and International Classification Retinoblastoma (ICRb) group "D" or "E" (COG Classification)...
January 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094480/anesthetic-complications-during-general-anesthesia-without-intravenous-access-in-pediatric-ophthalmologic-clinic-assessment-of-5216-cases
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Chun W Hung, Lauren Licina, David H Abramson, Vittoria Arslan-Carlon
BACKGROUNDː General anesthesia utilizing inhalational agents without intravenous (IV) access for minor procedures is controversial1. Eliminating IV access increases efficiency and patient satisfaction; however, the ability to introduce rapid acting medications into the circulation during an unanticipated emergency becomes challenging. The objective of this study was to examine complication risk following pediatric ophthalmologic examinations under anesthesia (EUA) without IV placement. METHODSː A retrospective review of consecutive pediatric patients who underwent EUA for retinoblastoma management was performed from 2004 to 2014...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092395/intraocular-pressure-changes-following-intravitreal-melphalan-and-topotecan-for-the-treatment-of-retinoblastoma-with-vitreous-seeding
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Matthew D Karl, Jasmine H Francis, Saipriya Iyer, Brian Marr, David H Abramson
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of intravitreal chemotherapy on intraocular pressure (IOP) in children with retinoblastoma. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 10 eyes of 10 patients with retinoblastoma (7 males, 3 females, mean age: 33.6 ± 9.4 months) with vitreous seeding injected with intravitreal melphalan and topotecan. IOP was measured with Tono-pen (Reichert, Inc., Buffalo, NY) at baseline prior to injecting and then repeatedly following each intravitreal injection...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090588/quantitative-magnetization-transfer-imaging-of-the-breast-at-3-0-t-reproducibility-in-healthy-volunteers
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Lori R Arlinghaus, Richard D Dortch, Jennifer G Whisenant, Hakmook Kang, Richard G Abramson, Thomas E Yankeelov
Quantitative magnetization transfer magnetic resonance imaging provides a means for indirectly detecting changes in the macromolecular content of tissue noninvasively. A potential application is the diagnosis and assessment of treatment response in breast cancer; however, before quantitative magnetization transfer imaging can be reliably used in such settings, the technique's reproducibility in healthy breast tissue must be established. Thus, this study aims to establish the reproducibility of the measurement of the macromolecular-to-free water proton pool size ratio (PSR) in healthy fibroglandular (FG) breast tissue...
December 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089679/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-intravitreous-chemotherapy-for-retinoblastoma-four-year-experience
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Jasmine H Francis, Scott E Brodie, Brian Marr, Emily C Zabor, Ijah Mondesire-Crump, David H Abramson
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and toxicity of intravitreous melphalan for treatment of retinoblastoma, as a single agent or with concomitant topotecan. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 130 eyes of 120 patients with retinoblastoma receiving 630 intravitreous (melphalan, topotecan) or topotecan periocular injections. A total of 83 (64%) of these eyes were treated with concomitant ophthalmic artery chemosurgery (OAC). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
January 12, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062335/productivity-in-pediatric-palliative-care-measuring-and-monitoring-an-elusive-metric
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Erica C Kaye, Zachary R Abramson, Jennifer M Snaman, Sarah E Friebert, Justin N Baker
CONTEXT: Workforce productivity is poorly defined in healthcare. Particularly in the field of pediatric palliative care (PPC), the absence of consensus metrics impedes aggregation and analysis of data to track workforce efficiency and effectiveness. Lack of uniformly measured data also compromises the development of innovative strategies to improve productivity and hinders investigation of the link between productivity and quality of care, which are interrelated but not interchangeable...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061965/report-of-the-acr-s-economics-committee-on-value-based-payment-models
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Giles W Boland, Lucille Glenn, Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, Saurabh Jha, Mark Mangano, Samir Patel, Kurt A Schoppe, David Seidenwurm, John Lohnes, Ezequiel Silva, Richard Abramson, Daniel J Durand, Laura Pattie, Pamela Kassing, Richard E Heller
A major outcome of the current health care reform process is the move away from unrestricted fee-for-service payment models toward those that are based on the delivery of better patient value and outcomes. The authors' purpose, therefore, is to critically evaluate and define those components of the overall imaging enterprise that deliver meaningful value to both patients and referrers and to determine how these components might be measured and quantified. These metrics might then be used to lobby providers and payers for sustainable payment solutions for radiologists and radiology services...
January 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031560/the-landscape-of-new-drugs-in-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Anas Younes, Stephen Ansell, Nathan Fowler, Wyndham Wilson, Sven de Vos, John Seymour, Ranjana Advani, Andres Forero, Franck Morschhauser, Marie Jose Kersten, Kensei Tobinai, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Emanuele Zucca, Jeremy Abramson, Julie Vose
The landscape of drugs for the treatment of lymphoma has become crowded in light of the plethora of new agents, necessitating the efficient prioritization of drugs for expedited development. The number of drugs available, and the fact that many can be given for an extended period of time, has resulted in the emergence of new challenges; these include determining the optimal duration of therapy, and the need to balance costs, benefits, and the risk of late-onset toxicities. Moreover, with the increase in the number of available investigational drugs, the number of possible combinations is becoming overwhelming, which necessitates prioritization plans for the selective development of novel combination regimens...
December 29, 2016: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031425/phase-ib-study-of-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-the-pi3k-inhibitor-sar245408-with-the-her3-neutralizing-human-antibody-sar256212-in-patients-with-solid-tumors
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Vandana G Abramson, Jeffrey G Supko, Tarah Ballinger, James M Cleary, John F Hilton, Sara Tolaney, Nicole G Chau, Daniel C Cho, Joanne J Lager, Joseph Pearlberg, Geoffrey I Shapiro, Carlos L Arteaga
PURPOSE: This phase Ib study was designed to determine the maximum tolerated dose, safety, preliminary efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of the HER3 (ErbB3) monoclonal antibody SAR256212 in combination with the oral phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor SAR245408 for patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Patients received the combination of intravenous SAR256212 and oral SAR245408 in a 3+3 dose escalation design until occurrence of disease progression or dose-limiting toxicity...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027401/breast-milk-poly-unsaturated-fatty-acids-associations-with-adolescent-allergic-disease-and-lung-function
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Nilakshi T Waidyatillake, Rachel Stoney, Francis Thien, Caroline J Lodge, Julie A Simpson, Katrina J Allen, Michael J Abramson, Bircan Erbas, Cecile Svanes, Shyamali C Dharmage, Adrian J Lowe
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesised that n-3 PUFA in breast-milk may assist immune and lung development. There are very limited data on possible long-term effects on allergic disease and lung function. The aim was to investigate associations of n-3 and n-6 PUFA levels in colostrum and breast milk with allergic disease and lung function at ages 12 and 18 years. METHOD: PUFAs were measured in 194 colostrum samples and in 118 three month expressed breast milk samples from mothers of children enrolled in the Melbourne Atopy Cohort (MACS) Study, a high risk birth cohort study...
December 27, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024227/the-role-of-outdoor-fungi-on-asthma-hospital-admissions-in-children-and-adolescents-a-5-year-time-stratified-case-crossover-analysis
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Rachel Tham, Constance H Katelaris, Don Vicendese, Shyamali C Dharmage, Adrian J Lowe, Gayan Bowatte, Philip Taylor, Pamela Burton, Michael J Abramson, Bircan Erbas
BACKGROUND: Some fungal spores can trigger asthma exacerbation but knowledge of which outdoor fungal spores contribute to asthma hospitalisation is limited. OBJECTIVES: To examine the role of outdoor fungal spores in child and adolescent asthma hospitalisations. METHODS: We conducted a bi-directional time-stratified case-crossover study of child and adolescent asthma hospitalisations over 5 years. Conditional logistic regression assessed the role of 20 fungi taxa (Same day [L0] and lagged [L1-3]) adjusted for maximum temperature, humidity and grass pollen...
December 23, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997482/bringing-healthy-aging-to-scale-a-randomized-trial-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-to-increase-adoption-of-evidence-based-health-promotion-programs-by-community-partners
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James H Ford, Betsy Abramson, Meg Wise, Melissa Dattalo, Jane E Mahoney
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention to increase delivery of 2 evidence-based health promotion workshops, Stepping On and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), in rural communities. DESIGN: A cluster-randomized wait-list control group design. SETTING: Rural Wisconsin counties with trained workshop leaders but no workshops in the prior year were eligible to participate. INTERVENTION: Sixteen counties were randomized to receive the NIATx intervention or wait-list control...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941786/transcriptional-programs-that-control-expression-of-the-autoimmune-regulator-gene-aire
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Yonatan Herzig, Shir Nevo, Chamutal Bornstein, Miriam R Brezis, Sharon Ben-Hur, Aya Shkedy, Michal Eisenberg-Bord, Ben Levi, Michael Delacher, Yael Goldfarb, Eyal David, Leehee Weinberger, Sergey Viukov, Shifra Ben-Dor, Matthieu Giraud, Jacob H Hanna, Achim Breiling, Frank Lyko, Ido Amit, Markus Feuerer, Jakub Abramson
Aire is a transcriptional regulator that induces promiscuous expression of thousands of genes encoding tissue-restricted antigens (TRAs) in medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTECs). While the target genes of Aire are well characterized, the transcriptional programs that regulate its own expression have remained elusive. Here we comprehensively analyzed both cis-acting and trans-acting regulatory mechanisms and found that the Aire locus was insulated by the global chromatin organizer CTCF and was hypermethylated in cells and tissues that did not express Aire...
February 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940791/indoor-environmental-control-practices-and-asthma-management
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Elizabeth C Matsui, Stuart L Abramson, Megan T Sandel
Indoor environmental exposures, particularly allergens and pollutants, are major contributors to asthma morbidity in children; environmental control practices aimed at reducing these exposures are an integral component of asthma management. Some individually tailored environmental control practices that have been shown to reduce asthma symptoms and exacerbations are similar in efficacy and cost to controller medications. As a part of developing tailored strategies regarding environmental control measures, an environmental history can be obtained to evaluate the key indoor environmental exposures that are known to trigger asthma symptoms and exacerbations, including both indoor pollutants and allergens...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933469/telephone-based-mindfulness-therapy-intervention-for-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Vasiliki Irene Aivaliotis, Yvonne Lee, Jasmine Zia, Wahid Wassef, Mark Abramson, Walter Park
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) have substantially impaired quality of life (QOL) both physically and mentally. Mindfulness therapy is a form of treatment that has been shown to be beneficial in many medical conditions but has not been evaluated in the CP patient population. AIMS: The aims of this study were (1) to test the feasibility and usability of a novel telephone-based mindfulness therapy service for patients with CP and (2) to determine whether there was any effect on CP quality of life...
December 8, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929305/is-fear-in-your-head-a-comparison-of-instructed-and-real-life-expressions-of-emotion-in-the-face-and-body
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Lior Abramson, Inbal Marom, Rotem Petranker, Hillel Aviezer
The majority of emotion perception studies utilize instructed and stereotypical expressions of faces or bodies. While such stimuli are highly standardized and well-recognized, their resemblance to real-life expressions of emotion remains unknown. Here we examined facial and body expressions of fear and anger during real-life situations and compared their recognition to that of instructed expressions of the same emotions. In order to examine the source of the affective signal, expressions of emotion were presented as faces alone, bodies alone, and naturally, as faces with bodies...
December 8, 2016: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921276/relationship-between-physician-adjudicated-adverse-events-and-patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-in-a-phase-ii-clinical-trial-nct01143402-of-patients-with-metastatic-uveal-melanoma
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Thomas M Atkinson, Jennifer L Hay, Alexander Shoushtari, Yuelin Li, Daniel J Paucar, Sloane C Smith, Ragini R Kudchadkar, Austin Doyle, Jeffrey A Sosman, Jorge Fernando Quevedo, Mohammed M Milhem, Anthony M Joshua, Gerald P Linette, Thomas F Gajewski, Jose Lutzky, David H Lawson, Christopher D Lao, Patrick J Flynn, Mark R Albertini, Takami Sato, Karl Lewis, Brian Marr, David H Abramson, Mark Andrew Dickson, Gary K Schwartz, Richard D Carvajal
PURPOSE: Clinical trials commonly use physician-adjudicated adverse event (AE) assessment via the common terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) for decision-making. Patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) data are becoming more frequent in oncology; however, the relationship between physician-adjudicated AE assessment and HRQoL is understudied. METHODS: Data from a phase II trial (clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01143402) where patients with metastatic uveal melanoma were randomized to receive selumetinib, an oral MEK inhibitor, or chemotherapy were analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896504/essential-resources-for-implementation-and-sustainability-of-evidence-based-health-promotion-programs-a-mixed-methods-multi-site-case-study
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M Dattalo, M Wise, J H Ford Ii, B Abramson, J Mahoney
As of October 2016, use of federal Older Americans Act funds for health promotion and disease prevention will be restricted to the Administration on Aging's criteria for high-level evidence-based health promotion programs. Dissemination of these programs to rural communities remains limited. Therefore a strong need exists to identify strategies that facilitate program implementation and sustainability. The objective of this study was to compare organizational readiness and implementation strategies used by rural communities that achieved varying levels of success in sustaining evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895050/social-signals-and-aversive-learning-in-honey-bee-drones-and-workers
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Arian Avalos, Eddie Pérez, Lianna Vallejo, María E Pérez, Charles I Abramson, Tugrul Giray
The dissemination of information is a basic element of group cohesion. In honey bees (Apis mellifera Linnaeus 1758), like in other social insects, the principal method for colony-wide information exchange is communication via pheromones. This medium of communication allows multiple individuals to conduct tasks critical to colony survival. Social signaling also establishes conflict at the level of the individual who must trade-off between attending to the immediate environment or the social demand. In this study we examined this conflict by challenging highly social worker honey bees, and less social male drone honey bees undergoing aversive training by presenting them with a social stress signal (isopentyl acetate, IPA)...
January 15, 2017: Biology Open
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