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RATIONALE The developed world is currently facing an epidemic of obesity. With the increased prevalence of obesity has come the recognition that obesity is a risk factor for asthma. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this workshop was to bring together experts in the field of asthma, with experts in the field of obesity to review the current state-of-the-art(More)
BACKGROUND We recently reported on preclinical and feasibility studies (Innovation, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term study [IDEAL] phase 0-1) of the development of robotic kidney transplantation (RKT) with regional hypothermia. This paper presents the IDEAL phase 2a studies of technique development. OBJECTIVES To describe the technique of(More)
PURPOSE Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate is likely to become increasingly common with recent advances in pharmacologic androgen suppression. Thus, developing molecular markers of small cell differentiation in prostate cancer will be important to guide the diagnosis and therapy of this aggressive tumor. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We examined(More)
BACKGROUND The ongoing H1N1 influenza pandemic has created a significant amount of health concern. Adequate dissemination of correct information about H1N1 influenza could help in decreasing the disease spread and associated anxiety in the population. PURPOSE This study aims to examine the effective use of the popular Internet video site YouTube as an(More)
BACKGROUND The association of murine asthma with adiposity may be mediated by adiponectin, an anti-inflammatory adipokine with reduced serum concentrations in obese subjects. A study was undertaken to examine whether the serum adiponectin concentration is associated with human asthma and whether it explains the association between adiposity and asthma,(More)
Cancer control outcomes following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for prostate cancer (PCa) remain inadequately addressed over intermediate-term (≥5-year) follow-up. We examined biochemical recurrence-free survival (BCRFS), clinical recurrence-free survival (CRFS), and cancer-specific survival (CSS) in a multi-institutional cohort of men(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the contemporary outcomes of radical cystectomy (RC) in patients with bladder cancer using a national, prospective perioperative database specifically developed to assess the quality of surgical care. METHODS The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried from 2006 to 2011 for RC. Data on(More)
OBJECTIVE Widespread knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is critical to improving survival in sudden cardiac death. We analyzed YouTube, an Internet video-site which is a growing source of healthcare information for source, content and quality of information about CPR. METHODS YouTube was queried using keywords "CPR", "Cardiopulmonary(More)
Almost 3 billion people worldwide burn solid fuels indoors. Despite the large population at risk worldwide, the effect of exposure to indoor solid fuel smoke has not been adequately studied. Indoor air pollution from solid fuel use is strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory tract infections, and lung cancer, and(More)
RATIONALE Asthma is associated with depression, but the temporality of the association has not been established. OBJECTIVES To examine the association between prevalent elevated depressive symptoms and incident asthma, and between prevalent asthma and incident elevated depressive symptoms in a cohort of young and middle-aged adults. METHODS We examined(More)