Jason A Brant

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MRI has been employed to elucidate the migratory behavior of stem/progenitor cells noninvasively in vivo with traditional proton (1H) imaging of iron oxide nanoparticle-labeled cells. Alternatively, we demonstrate that fluorine (19F) MRI of cells labeled with different types of liquid perfluorocarbon (PFC) nanoparticles produces unique and sensitive cell(More)
OBJECTIVE Cochlear nerve deficiency (CND) is increasingly diagnosed in children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). We sought to determine the prevalence of CND, its imaging characteristics, and correlations with audiologic phenotype in children with unilateral SNHL. DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary pediatric hospital. (More)
Importance Unplanned hospital readmission is costly and in recent years has become a focus of health care legislation intended to reduce health care expenditures. Greater understanding of which perioperative complications are associated with hospital readmission after surgery for head and neck cancer is needed to reduce unplanned readmissions. Objective(More)
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is one of the most common diseases, accounting for about 90% of all hearing loss. Leading causes of SNHL include advanced age, ototoxic medications, noise exposure, inherited and autoimmune disorders. Most of SNHL is irreversible and managed with hearing aids or cochlear implants. Although there is increased understanding(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Minimally invasive transoral surgical approaches for the resection of oropharyngeal tumors offer unique opportunities to achieve oncologically sound results while reducing treatment-related morbidity. The objective of this study is to characterize the mortality and complication rates of transoral oncologic resections in a large,(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically evaluate the evidence for treatment of autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED). DATA SOURCES Medline/EMBASE, Cochrane Review. STUDY SELECTION Studies reviewed were English language original articles reporting outcome data for subjects with AIED undergoing any treatment other than oral steroids alone with particular emphasis on(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence and factors associated with 30-day readmission and to analyze risk factors for prolonged hospital length of stay following transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective longitudinal claims analysis. SETTING American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. SUBJECTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this article was to assess the rates of head and neck free tissue transfer and variables available in the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) dataset to predict overall and serious complications. METHODS We conducted a data analysis from 2005 to 2014 on free tissue cases in the(More)