Jennifer Shin

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In cases of acquired sensorineural hearing loss, death of cochlear neurons is thought to arise largely as a result of sensory-cell loss. However, recent studies of acoustic overexposure report massive degeneration of the cochlear nerve despite complete hair cell survival (Kujawa and Liberman, J Neurosci 29:14077–14085, 2009). To assess the primary loss of(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a study to investigate the impact of hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) on the quality of life (QOL) and mood of patients and family caregivers (FC). METHODS We conducted a longitudinal study of patients who were hospitalized for HCT and their FC. We assessed QOL (using the Functional Assessment of(More)
Background: Improved outcomes with expanding treatment options for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension present the opportunity to consider additional end-points in approaching therapy, including factors that influence health-related quality of life. However, comparatively little is known about health-related quality of life and its determinants in(More)
BACKGROUND Image guidance based on preacquired computed tomography scans of the patient is a technique used to assist the physician during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). This study seeks to compare ESS with and without image guidance, analyzing a number of parameters that can impact on efficacy. METHODS Retrospective chart review took place at a tertiary(More)
OBJECTIVES Scala communis or interscalar septum (IS) defect is a developmental abnormality of the inner ear characterized by a dehiscence in the partition separating the turns of the cochlea. The goals of the present study were to (1) study this anomaly and describe its characteristics compared to control ears using a histological analysis of temporal(More)
Little is known about how patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) and their family caregivers (FC) perceive their prognosis. We examined prognostic understanding in patients undergoing HCT and their FC and its relationship with quality of life (QOL) and mood. We conducted a longitudinal study of patients (and FC) hospitalized for(More)
CONTEXT Among patients with lung cancer, dyspnea is associated with psychological distress, fatigue, and poor coping. Respiratory symptoms are also a common trigger for panic attacks in the general population. Minimal research has addressed the prevalence of panic disorder or the association of dyspnea with the risk of panic disorder in lung cancer. (More)
Hospice programs provide comprehensive, compassionate care to dying patients and their families. However, many patients do not enroll in hospice, and those who do generally receive hospice care only in the last weeks of life. Although patients and families rely on their physicians to discuss hospice, there is often inadequate communication between patients(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in men and women. Most patients present with advanced disease and face significant morbidity, with many reporting distressing symptoms throughout the course of their illness. The purpose of this review is to highlight the recent studies that support the integration of early palliative(More)
  • Jennifer Shin
  • 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data…
  • 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication error reports submitted to the FDA. Each quarter the FDA releases the data to the public, but accessing the data requires researchers to download, import, and consolidate data for every quarter starting(More)