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Does surgery improve outcomes for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma? An analysis using the surveillance epidemiology and end results registry from 1998 to 2008.
(J Am Coll Surg, 2012-11)
BACKGROUND: We examined survival associated with locally advanced esophageal squamous cell cancer (SCC) to evaluate if treatment without surgery could be considered adequate. STUDY DESIGN: Patients in the Surveillance, ...
Phenytoin, levetiracetam, and pregabalin in the acute management of refractory status epilepticus in patients with brain tumors.
(Neurocrit Care, 2012-02)
BACKGROUND: There were nearly 700,000 patients in the United States in 2010 living with brain tumor diagnoses. The incidence of seizures in this population is as high as 70% and is historically difficult to control. Approximately ...
A case of frontal neuropsychological and neuroimaging signs following multiple primary-blast exposure.
Blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars represents a significant medical concern for troops and veterans. To better understand the consequences of primary-blast injury in humans, we ...
The time course of segmentation and cue-selectivity in the human visual cortex.
(PLoS One, 2012)
Texture discontinuities are a fundamental cue by which the visual system segments objects from their background. The neural mechanisms supporting texture-based segmentation are therefore critical to visual perception and ...
Left ventricular dysfunction screening in hypertensive patients with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and electrocardiogram.
(Am J Emerg Med, 2012-01)
OBJECTIVE: Early recognition of left ventricular hypertrophy is important because antihypertensive treatment decreases morbidity and mortality. The ideal screening method for left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive ...
Human longevity and variation in GH/IGF-1/insulin signaling, DNA damage signaling and repair and pro/antioxidant pathway genes: cross sectional and longitudinal studies.
(Exp Gerontol, 2012-05)
Here we explore association with human longevity of common genetic variation in three major candidate pathways: GH/IGF-1/insulin signaling, DNA damage signaling and repair and pro/antioxidants by investigating 1273 tagging ...
Modular nanotransporters: a multipurpose in vivo working platform for targeted drug delivery.
(Int J Nanomedicine, 2012)
BACKGROUND: Modular nanotransporters (MNT) are recombinant multifunctional polypeptides created to exploit a cascade of cellular processes, initiated with membrane receptor recognition to deliver selective short-range and ...
Tb in a global health exchange program.
(J Gen Intern Med, 2012-01)
Frontal eye field neurons assess visual stability across saccades.
(J Neurosci, 2012-02-22)
The image on the retina may move because the eyes move, or because something in the visual scene moves. The brain is not fooled by this ambiguity. Even as we make saccades, we are able to detect whether visual objects remain ...
Histoplasmosis among hospitalized febrile patients in northern Tanzania.
(Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 2012-08)
Histoplasmosis may be common in East Africa but the diagnosis is rarely confirmed. We report 9 (0.9%) cases of probable histoplasmosis retrospectively identified among 970 febrile inpatients studied in northern Tanzania. ...