Armin D. Weinberg

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BACKGROUND Cardiac transplantation is a limited option for end-stage heart failure because of the shortage of donor organs. Left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are currently under investigation as permanent therapy for end-stage heart failure, but long-term successful device implantation is limited because of a high rate of serious infections. To(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine Texas physicians' recommendations for the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 11-to-12-year-old girls, intention to recommend HPV vaccines to 11-to-12-year-old boys, and attitudes about mandated HPV vaccination for 11-to-12-year-old girls. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a(More)
Stewart et al. 1 have implemented a clever strategy for documenting the underrepresentation of racial/ethnic minorities and older patients in surgical oncology clinical trials. Their approach involved calculation of an ''enrollment fraction'' (EF) for various subsets of the American cancer patient population. Individual EFs were computed as the ratio of(More)
As of January, 2012, an estimated 13.7 million persons are living as cancer survivors. This population is expected to grow to nearly 18 million by 2022. While their treatment may be considered successful, many cancer survivors experience long-term physical, emotional, and psychosocial late effects of treatment. Our focus was on community-based cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Transplant-related coronary-artery disease (TCAD) develops frequently in cardiac-allograft recipients, and limits long-term survival. We examined the relation between this disorder and cumulative frequency of high-grade rejection, and investigated whether concomitant use of three immunological factors at the time of a low-grade endomyocardial(More)
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