Ashish Jani

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PURPOSE To provide a retrospective analysis of the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for treating hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) and proctitis secondary to pelvic- and prostate-only radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Nineteen patients were treated with HBOT for radiation-induced HC and proctitis. The median age at treatment was 66 years (range,(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated effects of genetic alterations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) on overall survival (OS) and local control after stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS A cohort of 89 out of(More)
We investigated effects of breast cancer subtype on overall survival (OS), local and distant control, and time from initial diagnosis to brain metastases (BM). We also investigated advances in graded prognostic assessment (GPA) scores. A cohort of 72 patients treated for BM from breast cancer with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery at our institution(More)
BACKGROUND The standard of care for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) is maximal safe resection followed by adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) and temozolomide (TMZ). OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the timing of adjuvant RT after surgery affected outcome in patients with GBM. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients with a(More)
Brain metastases are the most common malignant intracranial tumors and carry a poor prognosis. The management of brain metastases may include a variety of treatment modalities including surgical resection, radiation therapy, and/or systemic therapy. The traditional treatment for brain metastasis involved whole brain irradiation. However, improved systemic(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the effects of high-dose radiation therapy (HDRT) on neuroblastoma tumor vasculature, including the endothelial cell (EC)-pericyte interaction as a potential target for combined treatment with antiangiogenic agents. METHODS AND MATERIALS The vascular effects of radiation therapy were examined in a xenograft model of high-risk(More)
Single-molecule enzymology allows scientists to examine the distributions of kinetic rates among members of a population. We describe a simple method for the analysis of single-molecule enzymatic kinetics and provide comparisons to ensemble-averaged kinetics. To isolate our model enzyme, alpha-chymotrypsin, into single molecules, we use an array of(More)
Renal cell carcinoma, sarcoma, and melanoma are considered to be “radioresistant” tumor histologies. Brain metastases (BM) from these tumors are considered unlikely to be controlled using the relatively low doses used in whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT). Our objective was to analyze the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) on local control and overall(More)
Optimal treatment of brain metastases (BMs) is debatable. However, surgery or gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) improves survival when combined with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) versus WBRT alone. We retrospectively reviewed an institutional database of patients treated with GKRS for BMs from 1998 to 2013 to explore effects of single or multi-modality(More)
This paper describes colloidal particles that are designed to induce hyper-intensity contrast (T(1) relaxation) in MRI. The contrast agents consist of discrete gadolinium complexes tethered to 10 nm diameter silver nanoparticles. The gadolinium complexes (1) [Gd(DTPA-bisamido cysteine)](2-) and (2) [Gd(cystine-NTA)(2)](3-), undergo chemisorption to particle(More)