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OBJECTIVE To determine the validity and reliability of the total neuropathy score (TNS) in normal subjects and in subjects with diabetic polyneuropathy. BACKGROUND Clinical research in peripheral neuropathy requires validated outcome measures. Multiple outcome measures have been used in clinical trials, including symptom measures, functional scales,(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that the humanized clivatuzumab tetraxetan (hPAM4) antibody targets pancreatic ductal carcinoma selectively. After a trial of radioimmunotherapy that determined the maximum tolerated dose of single-dose yttrium-90-labeled hPAM4 ((90) Y-hPAM4) and produced objective responses in patients with advanced pancreatic ductal(More)
RATIONALE B cells are abundant in the adventitia of normal and diseased vessels. Yet, the molecular and cellular mechanisms mediating homing of B cells to the vessel wall and B-cell effects on atherosclerosis are poorly understood. Inhibitor of differentiation-3 (Id3) is important for atheroprotection in mice and polymorphism in the human ID3 gene has been(More)
Virtually all cells in the body have the capacity to recognize and respond to dead cells. Viable cells discriminate apo from nec targets via distinct cell surface receptors. Engagement of these receptors induces "recognition-dependent" signaling events in viable responding cells that differ for apo vs. nec targets. Although "engulfment-dependent" signaling(More)
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma entails uncertain long-term risk of tumor recurrence and delayed cranial neuropathies. In addition, the underlying histopathologic changes to the tumor bed are not fully characterized. We seek to understand the clinical and histologic features of recurrent vestibular schwannoma after stereotactic(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent mutations in the Speckle-Type POZ Protein (SPOP) gene occur in up to 15% of prostate cancers. However, the frequency and features of cancers with these mutations across different populations is unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate SPOP mutations across diverse cohorts and validate a series of assays employing high-resolution melting(More)
OBJECTIVE Otologic trauma was the most common physical injury sustained after the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombings. The goal of this study is to describe the resultant otologic morbidity and to report on early outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Multi-institutional prospective cohort study. METHODS Children and adults seen for otologic complaints related to(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a noninvasive imaging technique that provides a functional or metabolic assessment of normal tissue or disease conditions. Fluorine 18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging (FDG-PET) is widely used clinically for tumor imaging due to increased glucose metabolism in most types of tumors, and has been shown to improve the(More)
Lipomas of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are unusual tumors that typically present with hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, and occasionally facial neuropathies. We describe the case of a healthy 42-year-old woman who presented with left-sided hearing loss and facial synkinesis. T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed an enhancing lesion of the(More)
In an effort to improve the auditory brainstem implant, a prosthesis in which user outcomes are modest, we applied electric and infrared neural stimulation (INS) to the cochlear nucleus in a rat animal model. Electric stimulation evoked regions of neural activation in the inferior colliculus and short-latency, multipeaked auditory brainstem responses(More)