Anna DeMartini

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Included in this study were 43 breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy who presented metastasis only in bone. Forty-two percent had metastasis during chemotherapy, and 58% had metastasis after the completion of chemotherapy. In 66% of the patients, the lesions were osteolytic. Twenty-nine percent had osteoblastic lesions, and 5% had mixed(More)
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) coated with the diacetylene henicosa-10,12-diyn-1-yl (DS9) disulfide were successfully prepared by direct synthesis in toluene solutions. The average size of the nanohybrid metal core was finely adjusted by manipulation of the preparative conditions in the diameter range from 1.6 to 7.5 nm, as determined by TEM characterization.(More)
We obtained chitosan-protected Au/Ag nanocages (NCs), i.e., hollow and porous metallic nanoparticles, by galvanic replacement reaction. Subsequently, we functionalized the NCs with a fluorescent derivative of 4-methoxy-1,8-naphtalimide (NAFTA6). The plasmonic properties of these structures, which exhibit an extinction maximum in the 700-800 nm range,(More)
BACKGROUND Ecological momentary assessments (EMA) are data collection approaches that characterize behaviors in real-time. However, EMA is underutilized in alcohol and substance use research among men who have sex with men (MSM). The aim of this analysis is to explore the correlates of engagement in EMA text messages among substance-using MSM in San(More)
The aim of our work was to prepare stable nanohybrids of controlled size and shape consisting of a noble metal core decorated with polydiacetylenes (PDAs). Due to the combination of the outstanding linear and nonlinear optical properties of the polydiacetylenic chains with the electromagnetic field-enhancing capability of metal nanostructures, these novel(More)
BACKGROUND There are no effective pharmacologic strategies for nondependent methamphetamine (meth)-using and binge-drinking men who have sex with men (MSM) at high-risk for HIV. We sought to determine the feasibility of enrolling and retaining this population in a pharmacologic trial; the acceptability of pharmacotherapy study procedures; and the(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol and illicit drug use is more prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM) compared to the general population and has been linked to HIV transmission in this population. Research assessing individual patterns of substance use often utilizes questionnaires or interviews that rely on retrospective self-reported information, which can be(More)
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