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PURPOSE We have previously demonstrated that intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with a static multileaf collimator process results in a more homogenous dose distribution compared with conventional wedge-based whole breast irradiation (WBI). In the present analysis, we reviewed the acute and chronic toxicity of this IMRT approach compared with(More)
We report the cases of 3 patients with marked dyspnea and an obstructive ventilation disorder associated with chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. This disorder was characterized by recurrent pulmonary infections and colonization of the lower respiratory tract by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Two patients have shown(More)
BACKGROUND The molecular classification system categorizes invasive breast carcinomas according to their key driving biomarkers. In the current study, the authors evaluated whether response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy was correlated with the molecular classification groups. METHODS Using immunohistochemistry, the molecular classification group (luminal-A,(More)
PURPOSE We present our ongoing clinical experience utilizing three-dimensional (3D)-conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) to deliver accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) in patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Ninety-one consecutive patients were treated with APBI using our(More)
BACKGROUND Results from numerous trials have indicated that breast-conserving therapy (BCT) produces outcomes equivalent to those produced by mastectomy in terms of both locoregional control and survival. However, conservative treatment has resulted in the dilemma of how best to address recurrences when they appear in a breast treated previously with(More)
Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is an economically devastating disease of livestock in the Americas. Despite strong circumstantial evidence for the role of arthropods in epizootics, no hematophagous vector explains the field evidence. Based on the spatiotemporal association of grasshopper outbreaks and VS epizootics, we investigated the potential role of these(More)
CARMA is an advisory system for grasshopper infestations that has been successfully used since 1996. During CARMA's history, grasshopper control has increasingly fo-cused on environmentally friendly and sustainable strategies. In order to keep pace with and support emerging strategies, CARMA's functionality has been enhanced in a manner which both improves(More)
An unusual example of Kaposi's sarcoma is reported in which the patient presented with a history of intractable diarrhea of 18 months duration. The roentgenographic and endoscopic findings were those of a segmental colitis. The diagnosis was established following the appearance of skin lesions and after a subtotal colectomy was performed. Kaposi's sarcoma(More)
CARMA is an advisory and research support tool for grasshopper infestations. Designed with usability as a primary goal, CARMA presents an interface so intuitive that it completely eliminates the need for a user manual. To achieve this goal, CARMA interacts with the user through a goal-oriented, guided style reminiscent of a natural conversation between an(More)