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Even though auditory training exercises for humans have been shown to improve certain perceptual skills of individuals with and without hearing loss, there is a lack of knowledge pertaining to which aspects of training are responsible for the perceptual gains, and which aspects of perception are changed. To better define how auditory training impacts brain… (More)
Auditory training programs are being developed to remediate various types of communication disorders. Biological changes have been shown to coincide with improved perception following auditory training so there is interest in determining if these changes represent biologic markers of auditory learning. Here we examine the role of stimulus exposure and… (More)
BACKGROUND After progression during chemotherapy, persistent ovarian cancer rarely responds to cytotoxic agents. We evaluated the use of adjunctive itraconazole for treating refractory ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of patients with ovarian cancer were retrospectively reviewed to select those with a history of platinum and taxane… (More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Recurrent triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients have poor prognoses and limited treatment options, especially after progression during prior chemotherapy. The present study aimed to determine the impact of itraconazole with chemotherapy in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of recurrent TNBC patients receiving… (More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) rarely responds to cytotoxic agents. Itraconazole is a potent inhibitor of the P-glycoprotein efflux pump, angiogenesis, and the Hedgehog pathway. We evaluated the efficacy of chemotherapy with itraconazole for CCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical charts of patients with CCC who had received… (More)
BACKGROUND Fertility-sparing management for bulky cervical cancer remains under investigation. We investigated the safety of neoadjuvant transuterine arterial chemotherapy (TUAC) followed by a simple vaginal trachelectomy for patients with tumors larger than 3 cm in diameter who desired uterine preservation. METHODS First, to assess the safety and… (More)
•Occult ovarian carcinoma of presumable fallopian tube origin in Lynch syndrome•Atypical endometrial hyperplasia during a 10-year follow-up period after colon cancer•Synchronous ovarian serous carcinoma in situ and borderline tumor in Lynch syndrome.
•Multiple bone metastases following cervical cancer was completed resolved.•Metastatic lesions were present within a previously irradiated zone of primary external radiation.•Concurrent chemotherapy and bisphosphonate administration is promising.
Several cases of the uterus being preserved after diagnosis of endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) have been reported. Most of these patients were alive and did not experience relapse, but this might have reflected the short follow-up period, given the indolent recurrence of ESS. We report the first fatal case of ESS 10 years after fertility-sparing… (More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated chemotherapy with itraconazole (a common anti-fungal agent that is a potent inhibitor of the Hedgehog pathway, P-glycoprotein, and angiogenesis) for treating progressive pancreatic cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of patients with histologically-diagnosed pancreatic cancer who had received… (More)