Lisa M Rosen

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The centrality-index (C-Index), preoperative aspects and dimensions used for anatomic (P.A.D.U.A.) classification, and radius.exophyic/endophytic.nearness.anterior/posterior.location (R.E.N.A.L.) nephrometry schemes were developed as standardized scoring systems (SS) to quantify anatomic characteristics of kidney tumors. The objective(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the proinflammatory cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is elevated in the circulation of patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) relative to uninjured subjects, and secondarily to identify additional immune mediators that are elevated in subjects with chronic SCI. DESIGN Prospective,(More)
This is a study of the metabolic and distal cardiovascular/cerebrovascular outcomes associated with the use of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) compared to antidepressants (ADs) in adults aged 18-65 years, based on data from Thomson Reuters MarketScan® Research Databases 2006-2010, a commercial U.S. claims database. Interventions included clinicians'(More)
BACKGROUND The annual incidence of urothelial carcinoma continues to increase, and it is projected that greater than 70,000 new cases will occur in the year 2015. However, as much as 23% of cytologic specimens will demonstrate some degree of atypia without meeting the criteria for urothelial carcinoma and thus will be reported as atypical. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures are an important cause of morbidity in hemodialysis patients. Multiple advances in the treatment of mineral and bone disease in hemodialysis patients have occurred. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the rate of fractures in hemodialysis patients has changed over time. METHODS We studied US Renal Data System (USRDS)(More)
BACKGROUND At a high-volume center, it became necessary to provide benchmarks for the accuracy and risk of malignancy per urine cytology diagnostic category. The additive sensitivity for the determination of the residual risk of disease was calculated with the goal of determining the performance of cytology and optimal triage, including the number of urine(More)
OBJECTIVE Contrast-enhanced MRI is the preeminent diagnostic test for brain metastasis (BM). Detection of BMs for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) planning may improve with a time delay following administration of a high-relaxivity agent for 1.5-T and 3-T imaging systems. Metastasis detection with time-delayed MRI was evaluated in this study. METHODS(More)
RATIONALE Critical care nurses are an integral part of rapid response (RR) teams. The length of time they spend away from an intensive care unit (ICU) to attend RRs and how ICU nurses perceive the time away from the ICU has not been previously evaluated. OBJECTIVES To determine: (1) the time an ICU nurse spends at RRs; (2) ICU nurses' view of nursing(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the cumulative incidence and risk factors for first-episode immunologic graft rejection in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and to identify potential risk factors for rejection. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. PARTICIPANTS All patients who underwent PK(More)