Caron A. Jacobson

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Test validity is determined by the proportion of results that are diagnostically confirmed and predicted on the measures used to identify the disease process. This article summarizes the results of a series of 224 stable high-risk infants who were screened by automated (ALGO-1) and conventional (Bio-logics LT) ABR instrumentation. Failure criteria was(More)
The use of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) has been advocated as the first stage entry level technique for universal newborn hearing screening. To date, the majority of TEOAE infant testing has been conducted under controlled noise conditions; i.e., acoustically treated sound suites. As a result, previously reported TEOAE evaluations may not(More)
Double umbilical cord blood (DUCB) transplantation is an accepted transplantation strategy for patients without suitable human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched donors. However, DUCB transplantation is associated with increased morbidity and mortality because of slow recovery of immunity and a high risk of infection. To define the differences in immune(More)
Idelalisib is a small-molecule inhibitor of PI3Kδ with demonstrated efficacy for the treatment of relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). To evaluate idelalisib as front-line therapy, we enrolled 24 subjects in a phase 2 study consisting of 2 months of idelalisib monotherapy followed by 6 months of combination therapy with idelalisib and the(More)
More than 90% of drugs with preclinical activity fail in human trials, largely due to insufficient efficacy. We hypothesized that adequately powered trials of patient-derived xenografts (PDX) in mice could efficiently define therapeutic activity across heterogeneous tumors. To address this hypothesis, we established a large, publicly available repository of(More)
In the positron emission tomography (PET) era, traditional prognostic factors may not apply for patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). Moreover, little is known about prognostic factors in patients transplanted for transformed indolent lymphoma (TIL). We conducted(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In this article, we focus on the epidemiology, outcomes, and treatment options of early stage follicular lymphoma. RECENT FINDINGS Radiation therapy has been the predominant treatment for patients with early stage follicular lymphoma for decades. It is associated with a 10-year progression-free survival of 45-60%, thought to represent(More)
INTRODUCTION Cyclophosphamide is an alkylating agent given frequently as a component of many conditioning regimens. In high doses, its nonhematological dose-limiting toxicity is cardiomyopathy. STUDY DESIGN We combined paclitaxel, melphalan and high-dose cyclophosphamide, thiotepa, and carboplatin in a triple sequential high-dose regimen for patients with(More)
Patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) are at increased risk for developing Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), a risk that has not decreased despite the success of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in the modern era. HIV-associated HL (HIV-HL) differs from HL in non-HIV-infected patients in that it is nearly(More)