Emma Holliday Ramahi

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The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of thymoma and thymic carcinoma has been evaluated by many investigators over the past two decades. The low incidence of these neoplasms has limited most published studies to small series spanning long time intervals or population-based studies. The exact indications and protocols for the use of radiotherapy as a(More)
142 Background: The relationship between obesity and prostate cancer outcomes remains unclear. A retrospective cohort study was performed to determine the effect of body mass index (BMI) on patients with intermediate to high-grade prostate cancer. METHODS Our retrospective study cohort included 1077 men from the South Texas Veteran's Healthcare System(More)
Purpose. We performed a retrospective study to determine the outcome of a modern cohort of patients with high-grade (Gleason score ≥ 8) prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy. Methods. We identified 404 patients in the South Texas Veteran's Healthcare System Tumor Registry diagnosed with high grade prostate(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, clinically aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine neoplasm with a high mortality rate. Though the etiology is not precisely known, Merkel cell polyomavirus DNA has been found recently in a large percentage of MCC tumors. Other suggested risk factors include sun exposure, immunosuppression, and a history of prior(More)
50 Background: The relationship between obesity and prostate cancer outcomes is unclear. We performed a retrospective cohort study to determine the effect of body mass index (BMI) on a cohort of patients with intermediate to high grade prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS Our retrospective study cohort included 582 men(More)
107 Background: Historically, patients with high-grade prostate cancer have the worst outcomes. With the advent of prostate- specific antigen (PSA) screening, diagnosing prostate cancer no longer depends on palpation of a bulky mass on digital rectal exam and prostate cancers are found at an earlier stage. Our aim is to determine the outcome of a modern(More)
180 Background: Low serum testosterone (TS) has been suggested to be a potential marker for more aggressive prostate cancer. However, there are conflicting data regarding whether or not patients with low TS have a higher rate of biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy (RP). We evaluated the relationship between postoperative TS and treatment(More)
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is an important fetal developmental problem resulting from 2 broad causes: maternal undernutrition and/or decreased fetal nutrient delivery to the fetus via placental insufficiency. IUGR is often accompanied by up-regulation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA). Sheep studies show fetal HPAA autonomy in(More)
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