Alina Kapahupineakaleikoa Fong

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Recent progress has been made using fMRI as a clinical assessment tool, often employing analogues of traditional "paper and pencil" tests. The Trail Making Test (TMT), popular for years as a neuropsychological exam, has been largely ignored in the realm of neuroimaging, most likely because its physical format and administration does not lend itself to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationships between cognitive function and iron status in dieting obese women. DESIGN Longitudinal weight loss study (repeated measures within-subject design) with 3 weeks of baseline, 15 weeks of 50% caloric restriction, and 3 weeks of weight stabilization. Dietary iron was fed at twice the US Recommended Dietary Allowance(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine behavioral and body size influences on the underreporting of energy intake by obese and normal-weight women. DESIGN Seven-day estimated food records were kept by subjects before they participated in a 49-day residential study. Self-reported energy intake was compared with energy intake required to maintain a stable body weight during(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if long-term caloric restriction under controlled conditions adversely affects cognitive function in obese women. SUBJECTS Healthy, premenopausal women between 23-42 y. Dieting group: n = 14. CONTROL GROUP n = 11. DESIGN Longitudinal weight loss study (repeated measures within-subject design) with 3 weeks of baseline, 15 weeks(More)
The effect of four menstrual cycle phases on changes in dietary intake, urinary nitrogen excretion, and urinary volume was examined in nine women confined to a metabolic unit, maintained at a constant activity level, and fed an ad libitum, rotating, staff-weighed diet. No significant changes in intakes of energy, protein, and fat occurred throughout the(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired and de novo endocrine resistance in breast cancer (BC) may be associated with overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Gefinitib is an orally active selective EGFR inhibitor which might benefit advanced breast cancer (ABC) patients either with acquired hormone resistance or with hormone receptor (HR)-negative tumors. (More)
In this study, we describe an fMRI version of the verbal fluency test. This is the second in a series of fMRI adaptations of classical neuropsychological tests, for which normative samples of functional activation have been collected from unimpaired control subjects and structured in a manner that makes individual patient evaluation possible in terms of(More)
The effect of consuming a low carotene diet (approximately 60 micrograms carotene/day) on oxidative susceptibility and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in women living in a metabolic research unit was evaluated. The diet had sufficient vitamins A, E, and C. The women ate the diet supplemented with 1500 micrograms/day beta-carotene for 4 days (baseline),(More)
Functional MRI is increasingly recognized for its potential as a powerful new tool in clinical neuropsychology. This is likely due to the fact that, with some degree of innovation, it is possible to convert practically any familiar cognitive test into one that can be performed in the MRI scanning environment. However, like any assessment approach,(More)
A validation study was conducted in which food intake recorded by research volunteers using a new computerized technique, the Nutrition Evaluation Scale System (NESSy), was compared with food intake obtained from a weighed food record concurrently measured and recorded by metabolic unit dietary staff. Nine women between ages 23 and 35 y resided in the(More)