Hope M. Kincaid

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BACKGROUND Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) were common childhood diseases in the United States prior to the introduction of their respective vaccines. Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. However, 628 cases were reported in 2014, the majority of which have been linked to international travel. The study team set out to(More)
BACKGROUND The immune system and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) may be influential in melanoma behavior. We performed a prospective, exploratory analysis in 10 stage III and 22 stage IV melanoma patients to observe factors influencing outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients accrued during 2010 and 2011 were treated according to standard(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify whether racial differences exist among various factors associated with patients' decision to participate in clinical research trials. METHODS A self-administered, IRB-approved survey was utilized with inclusion criteria requiring subjects to be 18 years of age or older, having active patient status and ability to complete the survey(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We evaluated the incidence of perioperative stroke following the institution's 2007 practice change of discontinuing combined carotid endarterectomy and open heart surgery (OHS) for patients with severe carotid stenosis. METHODS In this retrospective cohort study, we compared 113 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting,(More)
189 Background: Cancer treatment negatively affects glucose control and puts patients at risk for hospital admissions. A one year medical record review at Lehigh Valley Hospital revealed that 75.4% of diabetic patients receiving treatment in the cancer center had at least one emergency department (ED) and/or inpatient (IP) admission-13.2% had a diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND Interest in nephrology careers among internal medicine residents in the United States is declining. Our objective was to assess the impact of the presence of a nephrology fellowship training program on perceptions and career interest in nephrology among internal medicine residents. A secondary objective was to identify commonly endorsed negative(More)
INTRODUCTION This study investigated factors that influence emergency medicine (EM) patients' decisions to participate in clinical trials and whether the impact of these factors differs from those of other medical specialties. METHODS A survey was distributed in EM, family medicine (FM), infectious disease (ID), and obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN)(More)
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