Kristen V. Adams

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Although a broad range of neuropsychological deficits has been reported in patients with severe sleep disordered breathing (SDB), little is known about the impact of mild SDB on neuropsychological performance. In this study, we compared neuropsychological test performance in two groups of carefully screened volunteers who differed clearly according to the(More)
In this randomized, controlled multi-site study, the pacifier-activated-lullaby system (PAL) was used with 68 premature infants. Dependent variables were (a) total number of days prior to nipple feeding, (b) days of nipple feeding, (c) discharge weight, and (d) overall weight gain. Independent variables included contingent music reinforcement for(More)
Human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) have been shown to support breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis, partly through their secretome. hMSCs have a remarkable ability to survive for long periods under stress, and their secretome is tumor supportive. In this study, we have characterized the cargo of extracellular vesicular (EV) fraction(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe hospital-based physicians' responses to patients' verbal expressions of negative emotion and identify patterns of further communication associated with different responses. METHODS Qualitative analysis of physician-patient admission encounters audio-recorded between August 2008 and March 2009 at two hospitals within a university(More)
BACKGROUND Although case-control studies conducted to date have largely affirmed the relationship between polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), occupational cohort studies of PCB-exposed workers have been generally interpreted as negative, thereby raising doubts about a potential causal association. A common theme of immune(More)
Abdominal pain physiology may be better understood studying electrophysiology, histology, and symptom scores in patients with the symptoms of gastroparesis (Gp) treated with gastric electrical stimulation (GES). Ninety-five Gp patients' symptoms were recorded at baseline and during temporary and permanent GES. Gastric-emptying times and cutaneous, mucosal,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the rate of loss of potency after radiation therapy (RT). METHODS Two hundred ninety men with localized prostate cancer were evaluated prospectively before and after RT to the prostate alone for change in erectile function. Data were collected before treatment by way of a questionnaire using a simple three-tier potency scale and(More)
The echocardiographic findings were studied in 25 patients with pathologically proved left atrial myxoma. All patients had M-mode echocardiograms and 14 had two-dimensional studies. Seventeen patients had pre- and postoperative echocardiograms. Clinical, hemodynamic, angiographic and pathologic correlations were made. The diagnosis of left atrial myxoma was(More)