Thomas Kerr9
Evan Wood9
Quoc-Dien Trinh6
9Thomas Kerr
9Evan Wood
6Quoc-Dien Trinh
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Several transgenic mouse lines with altered alpha-synuclein expression have been developed that show a variety of Parkinson's disease-like symptoms without specific loss of dopaminergic neurons. Targeted over-expression of human alpha-synuclein using viral-vector mediated gene delivery into the substantia nigra of rats and non-human primates leads to(More)
CONTEXT The incidence of localised prostate cancer is increasing worldwide. In light of recent evidence, current, radical, whole-gland treatments for organ-confined disease have being questioned with respect to their side effects, cancer control, and cost. Focal therapy may be an effective alternative strategy. OBJECTIVE To systematically review the(More)
Oligomerization and aggregation of alpha-synuclein molecules are believed to play a major role in neuronal dysfunction and loss in Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies. However, alpha-synuclein oligomerization and aggregation have been detected only indirectly in cells using detergent extraction methods. Here, we show for the first time(More)
Large scale enterprise software systems are inherently complex and hard to maintain. To deal with this complexity, current mainstream software engineering practices aim at raising the level of abstraction to visual models described in OMG's UML modeling language. Current UML tools, however, produce static design diagrams for documentation which quickly(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate volume can affect whether patients qualify for brachytherapy (desired size ≥20 mL and ≤60 mL) and/or active surveillance (desired PSA density ≤0.15 for very low risk disease). This study examines variability in prostate volume measurements depending on imaging modality used (ultrasound versus MRI) and volume calculation technique(More)
BACKGROUND Among people living with HIV/AIDS, illicit drug use is a risk for sub-optimal treatment outcomes. However, few studies have examined the relative contributions of different patterns of drug use on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). We sought to estimate the effect of different types of illicit drug use on adherence in a setting of(More)
  • Maxine Sun, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Jesse D Sammon, Shyam Sukumar, Mai-Kim Gervais, Paul L Nguyen +3 others
  • 2014
OBJECTIVES Among considerable efforts to improve quality of surgical care, expedited measures such as a selective referral to high-volume institutions have been advocated. Our objective was to examine whether racial, insurance and/or socioeconomic disparities exist in the use of high-volume hospitals for complex surgical oncological procedures within the(More)
BACKGROUND Street-involved youth are more likely to experience trauma and adverse events in childhood; however, little is known about exposure to the child welfare system among this vulnerable population. This study sought to examine the prevalence and correlates of being in government care among street-involved youth in Vancouver, Canada. METHODS From(More)
  • Katherine A Muldoon, Godfrey Muzaaya, Theresa S Betancourt, Mirriam Ajok, Monica Akello, Zaira Petruf +3 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Reintegration programs are commonly offered to former combatants and abductees to acquire civilian status and support services to reintegrate into post-conflict society. Among a group of young female abductees in northern Uganda, this study examined access to post-abduction reintegration programming and tested for between group differences in(More)
  • Christian P. Meyer, Christopher B. Allard, Jesse D. Sammon, Julian Hanske, Julia McNabb-Baltar, Joel E. Goldberg +6 others
  • 2016
Health insurance is associated with increased utilization of cancer screening services. Data on breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screening were abstracted from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor and Surveillance System. This data in brief includes two sets of analyses: (i) the use of cancer screening in individuals within the low-income bracket and (ii)(More)