Brian L. Schmidt

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BACKGROUND Clinically significant anxiety and depression are common in patients with cancer, and are associated with poor psychiatric and medical outcomes. Historical and recent research suggests a role for psilocybin to treat cancer-related anxiety and depression. METHODS In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial, 29 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing incidence of oral carcinoma among young adults has been reported in the U.S. and Europe. Although the association between human papillomavirus infection and tonsillar carcinoma is now well established, to the authors' knowledge little is known about incidence trends in tonsillar carcinoma among younger adults. The objective of the(More)
Escherichia coli grows over a wide range of pHs (pH 4.4 to 9.2), and its own metabolism shifts the external pH toward either extreme, depending on available nutrients and electron acceptors. Responses to pH values across the growth range were examined through two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-D gels) of the proteome and through lac gene fusions. Strain(More)
Genomes of solid tumors are characterized by gains and losses of regions, which may contribute to tumorigenesis by altering gene expression. Often the aberrations are extensive, encompassing whole chromosome arms, which makes identification of candidate genes in these regions difficult. Here, we focused on narrow regions of gene amplification to facilitate(More)
PURPOSE To perform methylation array analysis of 807 cancer-associated genes using tissue and saliva of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients with the objective of identifying highly methylated gene loci that hold diagnostic and predictive value as a biomarker. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We did the methylation array on DNA extracted from preoperative(More)
We investigated the effect of chronic administration of morphine on noxious stimulus-induced antinociception (NSIA) produced by intraplantar capsaicin injection. In the untreated (naive) rat, we previously found that NSIA depends on activation of dopamine, nicotinic acetylcholine, and mu- and delta-opioid receptors in nucleus accumbens. Rats chronically(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore distribution of stage at diagnosis and relative survival rates among US adults with oral cavity cancer in relation to race, and over time. METHODS We obtained 1973-2002 oral cancer incidence data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, and computed proportions for each oral cavity site by stage at(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is characterized by invasive growth and the propensity for distant metastasis. The expression of specific adhesion receptors promotes defined interactions with the specific components found within the extracellular matrix (ECM). We previously showed that the alpha v beta 6 fibronectin receptor is highly expressed in oral(More)
BACKGROUND Oral cancer continues to be diagnosed and treated at a late stage, which has a negative effect on outcomes. This study identified and quantified delays in diagnosis and treatment. METHODS The authors conducted a study that included all new patients seen in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California, San(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the use of enucleation and cryosurgery in the management of odontogenic keratocysts. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study involved a retrospective review of 26 patients. All of the patients received a combination of enucleation and cryosurgery. Postoperative follow-up consisted of clinical and radiographic examinations. RESULTS(More)