Andrew W Joseph

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In many areas of research and medicine, objective data describing an individual's ambulatory function are sought as useful indicators of that person's condition. Normally, detailed measurements are taken over short periods of time within a controlled laboratory setting. To complement this approach, Prosthetics Research Study has developed a small,(More)
The molecular basis of complex neuropsychiatric disorders most likely involves many genes. In recent years, specific genetic variations influencing risk for schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders have been reported. We have used custom DNA microarrays and qPCR to investigate the expression of putative schizophrenia susceptibility genes and(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now recognized to cause a subset of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Although excessive tobacco and alcohol use continue to be important risk factors for HNSCC, epidemiologic studies suggest that more than 25% of HNSCC are now caused by HPV. The incidence of HPV-related HNSCC is increasing, highlighting the need(More)
BACKGROUND Constant improvements in dialysis technology, combined with a growing chronic renal failure population and limited funds, have put clinicians under pressure to prescribe the most cost-effective therapies. Improvements in dialysis, which eliminates metabolic waste products and preserves a normal electrolyte and fluid balance, have enhanced the(More)
BACKGROUND A subset of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV-OSCC) experience poor clinical outcomes. The authors of this report explored prognostic risk factors for overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS). METHODS Patients with incident HPV-OSCC who received treatment at the Johns(More)
The t(3;6)(p14;p11) chromosome translocation was identified in a family in which three members developed hematologic malignancies. To help characterize the region on chromosome 3 surrounding this translocation breakpoint, two flanking lambda clones, MS156 and MJ1525, were linked by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to the same 510-kb NotI fragment on(More)
OBJECTIVES For patients with tobacco-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the occurrence of a second primary tumor (SPT) is an ominous development that is attributed to a field cancerization effect and portends a poor clinical outcome. The goal of this study was to determine whether patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related index(More)
There has been minimal study on the food safety practices by street-food vendors in Trinidad, West Indies and little is known on the microbiological quality of street-purchased hamburgers. Microbiological analysis was conducted on 27 beef patties. Most (80.1%) vendors sold hamburgers from readily removable units. Only 10% of vending units had accessed to(More)
BACKGROUND Factors associated with disease-free survival (DFS) after salvage therapy for recurrent oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the context of human papillomavirus (HPV) are poorly understood. METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted of patients with recurrent oropharyngeal SCC with known HPV tumor status who received(More)
Clinical epidemiology studies suggest the majority of lower limb amputations were preceded by a minor traumatic event, often footwear-related, and lower limb ulcers. To reduce foot trauma and ulcers, the diabetic patient with foot insensitivity has unique footwear needs. To address these needs for patients not requiring custom shoes, the DVA/Seattle(More)