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Ngo's Bpa Report Intended To Frighten, Not Enlighten., Robert L. Brent Dr. 2015 Thomas Jefferson University

Ngo's Bpa Report Intended To Frighten, Not Enlighten., Robert L. Brent Dr.

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

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Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman 2014 University of Dayton

Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman

Department of Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

Lymphedema affects 3–58% of survivors of breast cancer and can result in upper extremity impairments. Exercise can be beneficial in managing lymphedema. Yoga practice has been minimally studied for its effects on breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of yoga on arm volume, quality of life (QOL), self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength in women with BCRL. Six women with BCRL participated in modified Hatha yoga 3×/week for 8 weeks. Compression sleeves were worn during yoga sessions. Arm volume, QOL, self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength were ...


Seeing Is Believing: Optical Computed Tomography (Oct) And Histologic Analysis To Define Pathophysiology Of “Very”, Very Late Stent Thrombosis Occurring More Than 7 Years After Drug Eluting Stent Implantation, Antony G. Kaliyadan, MD, Alec Vishnevsky, MD, Henry Siu, MD, David Fishman, MD, John Farber, MD, Nicholas Ruggiero II, MD, Michael P. Savage, MD 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Seeing Is Believing: Optical Computed Tomography (Oct) And Histologic Analysis To Define Pathophysiology Of “Very”, Very Late Stent Thrombosis Occurring More Than 7 Years After Drug Eluting Stent Implantation, Antony G. Kaliyadan, Md, Alec Vishnevsky, Md, Henry Siu, Md, David Fishman, Md, John Farber, Md, Nicholas Ruggiero Ii, Md, Michael P. Savage, Md

Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology Faculty Papers

Case Presentation

  • 58-year-old male with prior non-ST elevation MI with PCI performed using a sirolimus eluting stent placed in a large OM1 branch 86 months prior presented with five hours chest pain similar to prior MI >7 years earlier.
  • Additional history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, non-compliance with antiplatelet therapy and active tobacco abuse at time of presentation.
  • Patient reported self-discontinuation of medications (aspirin (time unknown), statin, beta blocker) and resumed smoking.
  • Clopidogrel was discontinued by his primary physician 97 days prior to presentation
  • Initial electrocardiogram revealed a lateral ST elevation MI and the patient was taken to the cardiac catheterization lab ...


A Comparison Of The Who 2004 And 2010 Classification Systems In Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Pancreatic Net), James P. Casey, MD, Aakanksha Asija, MD, Anthony J. Prestipino, M.D., Jocelyn A. Sendecki, MD, Jonathan Brody, MD, Harish Lavu, MD, Jordan M. Winter, MD, Charles Yeo, MD, Ashwin R. Sama, MD, Madhaven V. Pillai, MD 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

A Comparison Of The Who 2004 And 2010 Classification Systems In Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Pancreatic Net), James P. Casey, Md, Aakanksha Asija, Md, Anthony J. Prestipino, M.D., Jocelyn A. Sendecki, Md, Jonathan Brody, Md, Harish Lavu, Md, Jordan M. Winter, Md, Charles Yeo, Md, Ashwin R. Sama, Md, Madhaven V. Pillai, Md

Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology Faculty Papers

Pancreatic NETs are rare tumors with multiple classification systems. Previous classification systems included tumor size, histologic grade, mitoses, Ki67, and metastases. The current WHO 2010 system utilizes mitotic rate and Ki67% to assign a grade. We compared the WHO 2004 and 2010 classification systems in predicting mortality and metastasis.

Pathologic parameters were used to classify 50 cases of Pancreatic NET according to the WHO 2004 and WHO 2010 systems. The relationship between the WHO 2004 and WHO 2010 grading was investigated using an exact Chi squared test. WHO grade categorization was next explored by vital status, by the exact method ...


Analysis Of Patient Results Distributions To Reevaluate A Reference Range Change For Calcium, After A Change In Assay Reagents On The Roche Cobas C500 Analyzer, Upasana Joneja, Laura J. McCloskey, Douglas F. Stickle 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Analysis Of Patient Results Distributions To Reevaluate A Reference Range Change For Calcium, After A Change In Assay Reagents On The Roche Cobas C500 Analyzer, Upasana Joneja, Laura J. Mccloskey, Douglas F. Stickle

Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology Faculty Papers

Introduction

A change in reagents for calcium (Ca) on the Roche Cobas c500 used in our laboratory analyzer took place in 2013. The previous reference range (8.5-10.5 mg/dL) was replaced with that from the manufacturer's study (8.6-10.0 mg/dL), based on correlation of results between the new and old assays. As a matter of quality assurance, we undertook a post-assay-change reevaluation of the reference range change, using a method based on that of Bhattacharya [1]. In short, the method relies on the assumption that the reference range is a normal distribution, which assumption enables ...


Validating Hemoglobin Saturation And Dissolved Oxygen In Tumors Using The Oxylab Probe And Photoacoustic Imaging, Jenna Burnett, Justin Sick, MS, Marc Mendonca, Keith Stantz, PhD 2014 Purdue University

Validating Hemoglobin Saturation And Dissolved Oxygen In Tumors Using The Oxylab Probe And Photoacoustic Imaging, Jenna Burnett, Justin Sick, Ms, Marc Mendonca, Keith Stantz, Phd

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

The goal of this experiment is to validate the relationship between hemoglobin saturation (SaO2) and partial pressure of dissolved oxygen (pO2) in breast tumors in mice using photoacoustic computed tomographic (PCT) imaging and OxyLite probe, respectively. In its simplest form, the relationship is described by the dissociation curve, or Hill’s equation, for hemoglobin, and is modeled as a sigmoidal curve that is a function of two parameters – the Hill coefficient, n, and the net association constant of HbO2, K (or pO2 at 50% SaO2). First, a calibration study to validate Hill’s equation in ...


Stratified Meta-Analysis To Examine Data Biases In Lung Cancer Studies Of Refinery Workers, Sherman Selix 2014 Yale University

Stratified Meta-Analysis To Examine Data Biases In Lung Cancer Studies Of Refinery Workers, Sherman Selix

Yale Day of Data

Petroleum refineries employ a variety of workers who historically experienced different potentials for asbestos exposure depending on job tasks. Associations between petroleum refinery work and lung cancer related to occupational asbestos exposure have been quantified among various locations, corporations, and time periods. To combine the data from several individual refinery studies and examine an overall effect, a systematic review and stratified meta-analysis was employed. Using set search terms among four databases, 112 potential publications were identified, of which 29 qualified for meta-analysis. Risk estimates and confidence intervals were extracted from these publications to construct four separate datasets. Inverse variance weighting ...


Three-Dimensional Photoacoustic Tomography System Design Analysis And Optimization, Philip Wong 2014 Western University

Three-Dimensional Photoacoustic Tomography System Design Analysis And Optimization, Philip Wong

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is an emerging imaging modality capable of mapping optical absorption in tissues. It is a hybrid technique that combines the high spatial resolution of ultrasound imaging with the high contrast of optical imaging, and has demonstrated much potential in biomedical applications. Conventional PAT systems employ raster scanning to capture a large number of projections, thus improving image reconstruction at the cost of temporal resolution. Arising from the desire for real-time 3D PA imaging, several groups have begun to design PAT systems with staring arrays, where image acquisition is only limited by the repetition rate of the laser ...


Genetic Genealogy: What Every Librarian Should Know, Katherine A. Pennavaria, Rosemary L. Meszaros 2014 Western Kentucky University

Genetic Genealogy: What Every Librarian Should Know, Katherine A. Pennavaria, Rosemary L. Meszaros

Rosemary L. Meszaros

The past few years television, podcasts, and blogs across the Internet promoted the role of DNA testing in genealogy. But what do you really get, and is it worth the price? We discuss the logistics of DNA testing as it relates to genealogy and take a hard look at the legal issues involved in genealogy’s hottest topic.


Perampanel Inhibition Of Ampa Receptor Currents In Cultured Hippocampal Neurons, Chao-Yin Chen, Lucas Matt, Johannes Wilhelm Hell, Michael A. Rogawski 2014 SelectedWorks

Perampanel Inhibition Of Ampa Receptor Currents In Cultured Hippocampal Neurons, Chao-Yin Chen, Lucas Matt, Johannes Wilhelm Hell, Michael A. Rogawski

Michael A. Rogawski

Perampanel is an aryl substituted 2-pyridone AMPA receptor antagonist that was recently approved as a treatment for epilepsy. The drug potently inhibits AMPA receptor responses but the mode of block has not been characterized. Here the action of perampanel on AMPA receptors was investigated by whole-cell voltage-clamp recording in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Perampanel caused a slow (τ~1 s at 3 µM), concentration-dependent inhibition of AMPA receptor currents evoked by AMPA and kainate. The rates of block and unblock of AMPA receptor currents were 1.5×105 M−1 s−1 and 0.58 s−1, respectively. Perampanel did ...


Differential Spatial Repositioning Of Activated Genes In Biomphalaria Glabrata Snails Infected With Schistosoma Mansoni, Halime D. Arican-Goktas, Wannaporn Ittiprasert, Joanna M. Bridger, Matty Knight 2014 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

Differential Spatial Repositioning Of Activated Genes In Biomphalaria Glabrata Snails Infected With Schistosoma Mansoni, Halime D. Arican-Goktas, Wannaporn Ittiprasert, Joanna M. Bridger, Matty Knight

Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine Faculty Publications

Schistosomiasis is an infectious disease infecting mammals as the definitive host and fresh water snails as the intermediate host. Understanding the molecular and biochemical relationship between the causative schistosome parasite and its hosts will be key to understanding and ultimately treating and/or eradicating the disease. There is increasing evidence that pathogens that have co-evolved with their hosts can manipulate their hosts' behaviour at various levels to augment an infection. Bacteria, for example, can induce beneficial chromatin remodelling of the host genome. We have previously shown in vitro thatBiomphalaria glabrata embryonic cells co-cultured with schistosome miracidia display genes changing ...


2014 Scas Annual Meeting Program, 2014 University of South Carolina

2014 Scas Annual Meeting Program

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Genotypic And Phenotypic Characterization Of Aerosolized Bacteria Collected From African Dust Events, Christina A. Wilson, Robin L. Brigmon, Chris Yeager, Garriet W. Smith, Shawn W. Polson 2014 University of South Carolina

Genotypic And Phenotypic Characterization Of Aerosolized Bacteria Collected From African Dust Events, Christina A. Wilson, Robin L. Brigmon, Chris Yeager, Garriet W. Smith, Shawn W. Polson

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

Twenty-one bacteria were isolated and characterized from air samples collected in Africa and the Caribbean by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Isolates were selected based on preliminary characterization as possible pathogens. Identification of the bacterial isolates was achieved using 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) profiling, the BIOLOG Microlog® System (carbon substrate assay), and repetitive extragenic palindromic (REP)-PCR analysis. The majority of isolates (18/21) were identified as species of the genus Bacillus. Three isolates were classified within the Bacillus cereus senso lato group, which includes Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus thuringiensis, and Bacillus cereus strains ...


Remembering To Perform Actions In The Future: Can Intentions Pop Into Mind?, Gilles O. Einstein 2014 University of South Carolina

Remembering To Perform Actions In The Future: Can Intentions Pop Into Mind?, Gilles O. Einstein

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Role Of Vitamin A In Retinal Diseases, Rosalie K. Crouch, Masahiro Kono, Peter H. Tang 2014 University of South Carolina

Role Of Vitamin A In Retinal Diseases, Rosalie K. Crouch, Masahiro Kono, Peter H. Tang

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

Vitamin A has an essential role in vision in that it forms the photosensitive pigments that absorb light and initiate the visual process. However, vitamin A and its analogues also have critical roles in maintaining the structural integrity of the retina. Disruption of the metabolism of vitamin A results in several blinding diseases. This review focuses on our recent studies on the role of a protein critical to the processing of vitamin A, RPE65. The absence or dysfunction of this protein causes the childhood blinding disease Leber congenital amaurosis.


Scas Officers And Council Members 2014-2015, 2014 University of South Carolina

Scas Officers And Council Members 2014-2015

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, 2014 University of South Carolina

Table Of Contents

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Transcriptome Profiling Of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Motor Neurons Derived From Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells., Miho Maeda, Ashlee W Harris, Brewster F Kingham, Casey J Lumpkin, Lynn M Opdenaker, Suzanne M McCahan, Wenlan Wang, Matthew E R Butchbach 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Transcriptome Profiling Of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Motor Neurons Derived From Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells., Miho Maeda, Ashlee W Harris, Brewster F Kingham, Casey J Lumpkin, Lynn M Opdenaker, Suzanne M Mccahan, Wenlan Wang, Matthew E R Butchbach

Department of Pediatrics Faculty Papers

Proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an early onset, autosomal recessive motor neuron disease caused by loss of or mutation in SMN1 (survival motor neuron 1). Despite understanding the genetic basis underlying this disease, it is still not known why motor neurons (MNs) are selectively affected by the loss of the ubiquitously expressed SMN protein. Using a mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC) model for severe SMA, the RNA transcript profiles (transcriptomes) between control and severe SMA (SMN2+/+;mSmn-/-) mESC-derived MNs were compared in this study using massively parallel RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). The MN differentiation efficiencies between control and severe SMA ...


Fabrication And Characterization Of Cell Membrane, Ali Naserallah, Valentinas Gruzdys, Xue-Long Sun 2014 Cleveland State University

Fabrication And Characterization Of Cell Membrane, Ali Naserallah, Valentinas Gruzdys, Xue-Long Sun

Undergraduate Research Posters 2014

Cell membrane plays critical cellular functions in both physiological and pathological pathways and thus is important target for both basic and applied biomedical research. The domain structure features of cell membrane strongly affect the functions of membrane embedded biomolecules such as proteins and carbohydrates. However, understanding the structural aspects of membrane effects on the embedded biomolecule’s function have not been able easily to do due to limited approaches available. We have engaged in fabrication of cell membrane mimetic systems for functional analysis of membrane proteins and cell surface carbohydrates [1,2]. Thrombomodulin (TM), an endothelial integral membrane protein, plays ...


The Use Of Elastin-Like Polypeptides As A Drug Carrier Material: A Compatibility Study, Michael G. Price, John P. Gavin, Eric Helm, James T. Cole, Nolan Holland 2014 Cleveland State University

The Use Of Elastin-Like Polypeptides As A Drug Carrier Material: A Compatibility Study, Michael G. Price, John P. Gavin, Eric Helm, James T. Cole, Nolan Holland

Undergraduate Research Posters 2014

Stimuli responsive self-assembling nanoparticles of elastin-like polypeptides are promising platforms for targeted drug delivery and release. These particles spontaneously assemble from elastin-like polypeptide building blocks in solution. The nanoparticles stably self-assemble under specific temperature, salt, and pH conditions and can dissociate upon changing of these conditions. With appropriate design, the surface of the particles can be decorated with labels that cause them to accumulate in specific diseased tissues. In addition, the size of the particles is appropriate to minimize undesirable rapid clearance from the body. In this study, we are testing the ability of the elastin-like polypeptide core to store ...


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