Anthony H Pham

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We report here the first attempt to produce and use whole acellular (AC) lung as a matrix to support development of engineered lung tissue from murine embryonic stem cells (mESCs). We compared the influence of AC lung, Gelfoam, Matrigel, and a collagen I hydrogel matrix on the mESC attachment, differentiation, and subsequent formation of complex tissue. We(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of nerve sparing (NS) on urinary continence recovery after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) has yet to be defined. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a risk-stratified grade of NS technique on early return of urinary continence. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Data were collected from 1546 patients who(More)
PURPOSE The feasibility and efficacy of re-irradiation using contemporary radiation techniques to treat recurrent head and neck cancer has been demonstrated but the role of brachytherapy is unclear. Here we describe the use of (131)Cs brachytherapy with concurrent salvage surgery in 18 patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eligible patients underwent maximal(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare robotic-prostatectomy plus adjuvant radiation therapy (RPRAT) versus primary RT for high-risk prostate cancer (HRPCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed for the HRPCa patients treated in our institution between 2000 and 2010. One hundred and twenty-three patients with(More)
PURPOSE Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma (PDTC) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) are considered the most aggressive cancers of the head and neck. The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare survival outcomes in PDTC and ATC in a large population-based cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with PDTC and ATC diagnosed from 1973 to 2008(More)
BACKGROUND: The feasibility and efficacy of re-irradiation using contemporary radiation techniques to treat recurrent head and neck cancer have been demonstrated, but the role of brachytherapy is unclear. Here, we describe the use of cesium (Cs)-131 brachytherapy with concurrent salvage surgery in 18 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible patients(More)
Prior studies report that 9-27% of persons receiving a hematopoietic cell transplant develop arrhythmias, but the effect on outcomes is largely unknown. We reviewed data from 1177 consecutive patients ⩾40 years old receiving a hematopoietic cell transplant at one center during 1999-2009. Transplant indication was predominately leukemia, lymphoma and(More)
In the introduction, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample found that 61.3% (not 60%) of radical prostatectomies from October 2008 to December 2009 were robotic assisted. In the third paragraph of the discussion section, the sample size should be 1417 (not 1546), as detailed in Table 1. In Table 1, the positive surgical margin rate should be 7.83% (not 7.9%). Our(More)
Intraoperative permanent Cesium-131 (Cs-131) brachytherapy can provide a viable alternative to WBRT with excellent response rates and minimal toxicity. This study reports the results of the prospective trial of the impact of intraoperative Cs-131 on neurocognitive function and quality of life (QoL) in patients with resected brain metastases. Between 2010(More)
Therefore, one must consider that the contention of Srivastava et al. in this current paper that a graded approach to NVB sparing correlates with early return of urinary continence following RARP is hypothesis generating and not proof of principle. To move this forward and in the absence of anatomic evidence that the NVB provides any relevant neural supply(More)