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BACKGROUND Many patients with low-risk prostate cancer (PC) who are diagnosed with Gleason score 6 at biopsy are ultimately found to harbor higher grade PC (Gleason ≥ 7) at radical prostatectomy. This finding increases risk of recurrence and cancer-specific mortality. Validated clinical tools that are available preoperatively are needed to improve the(More)
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of granulomas in affected organs. Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of this disease have been conducted only in European population. We present the first sarcoidosis GWAS in African Americans (AAs, 818 cases and 1,088 related controls) followed by replication in independent(More)
Genetic risk factors are important contributors to the development of colorectal cancer. Following the definition of a linkage signal at 9q22-31, we fine mapped this region in an independent collection of colon cancer families. We used a custom array of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) densely spaced across the candidate region, performing both(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the clinical performance of Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive used in self- and total-etch modes and two-bottle Scotchbond™ Multi-purpose Adhesive in total-etch mode for Class 5 non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs). METHODS 37 adults were recruited with 3 or 6 NCCLs (>1.5mm deep). Teeth were isolated, and a short cervical bevel was(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Frequent follow-up is recommended for the more than 3 million breast cancer survivors living in the USA. Given the multidisciplinary nature of breast cancer treatment, follow-up may be provided by medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and primary care providers. This creates the potential for significant(More)
OBJECTIVE Resistant hypertension (RHTN), blood pressure (BP) at least 140/90 mmHg despite using at least three different medications, including a diuretic, is associated with high dietary sodium and hyperaldosteronism. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists are recommended for treatment of RHTN, however, BP response to these agents varies widely. In the(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with febrile neutropenia are at high risk of morbidity and mortality from infectious causes. Decreasing time to antibiotic (TTA) administration is associated with improved patient outcomes. We sought to reduce TTA for children presenting to the emergency department with fever and neutropenia. METHODS In a prospective cohort study with(More)
Abnormal expression and function of chromatin regulators results in the altered chromatin structure seen in cancer. The chromatin regulator CTCF, its cofactor CHD8, and antagonistic paralogue BORIS have wide-ranging effects on gene regulation. Their concurrent expression and regulation was examined in benign, localized, and metastatic prostate cancer (PCa)(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of a ballroom dance intervention on improving quality of life (QOL) and relationship outcomes in cancer survivors and their partners. METHODS We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial with two arms (Restoring Health in You (and Your Partner) through Movement,(More)
PURPOSE To measure and compare the depth of cure (DOC) of two bulk fill resin composites using a monowave and polywave light curing unit (LCU) according to ISO 4049 and using custom tooth molds. METHODS The DOC of Tetric Evoceram Bulk Fill and Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior were measured using a monowave LED LCU (Elipar S10) and a polywave LED LCU (Bluephase(More)