Margaret A. Au

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Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a pulmonary complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (aHCT). Recent National Institutes of Health consensus diagnostic criteria for BOS have not been assessed in a clinical setting. Modified National Institutes of Health diagnostic consensus criteria for BOS were applied to evaluate its(More)
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a devastating pulmonary complication affecting long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Treatment of BOS with prolonged courses of high dose corticosteroids is often associated with significant morbidity. Reducing the exposure to corticosteroids may reduce treatment-related morbidity.(More)
BACKGROUND The Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number 4 (SPCG-4) trial showed that radical prostatectomy (RP) reduced prostate cancer deaths with an absolute mortality difference (AMD) between the RP and watchful waiting arms of 6.1% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.2% to 12.0%) after 15 years. In the United States, the Prostate Cancer(More)
Retinoblastoma is a childhood eye malignancy that can lead to the loss of vision, eye(s), and sometimes life. The tumors are initiated by inactivating mutations in both alleles of the tumor-suppressor gene, RB1, or, rarely, by MYCN amplification. Timely identification of a germline RB1 mutation in blood samples or either somatic RB1 mutation or MYCN(More)
We conducted a 15-year retrospective cohort study to determine the prevalence of restrictive lung disease before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), and to assess whether this was a risk factor for poor outcomes. A total of 2545 patients were eligible for the analysis. Restrictive lung disease was defined as a total lung capacity (TLC) <(More)
e16626 Background: Cancer patients in late adolescence and young adulthood may be referred for treatment to either pediatric or medical oncologists; research is exploring the impact of specialty and treatment regimen on outcomes. Recognizing the role of the initial referral decision by the primary care physician (PCP), we sought to determine physician and(More)
PURPOSE Problem drug-related behavior (PDB) among patients on chronic opioid therapy may reflect an opioid use disorder. This study assessed PDB prevalence and the relationship between PDB and ongoing prescription of opioids at a primary care clinic that implemented a multifaceted opioid management program. METHODS A chart review of patients in a chronic(More)
Backround—Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a devastating pulmonary complication affecting long term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Treatment of BOS with prolonged courses of high dose corticosteroids is often associated with significant morbidity. Reducing the exposure to corticosteroids may reduce treatment related(More)
The use of antithymocyte globulin (ATG) in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) conditioning regimens has reduced the incidence of graft-versus-host disease, particularly in its chronic form. The impact of this approach on the prevention of lung dysfunction has not been well characterized, however. We performed a retrospective analysis of(More)
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