Shira Schwartz

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High-functioning individuals with autism have been found to favor visuospatial processing in the face of typically poor language abilities. We aimed to examine the neurobiological basis of this difference using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. We compared 12 children with high functioning autism (HFA) to 12 age- and(More)
COPBLAM III, a polychemotherapy regimen consisting of cyclophosphamide, infusional vincristine, prednisone, infusional bleomycin, doxorubicin, and procarbazine, was administered to 51 patients with diffuse large-cell lymphoma. Ninety-six percent of patients age 60 or younger achieved a complete response (CR); none have relapsed. Overall, 88% of patients are(More)
The reciprocal influence of body postures on the oral structures, but also of the oral structures on body postures, has been proposed by clinicians and is taken into consideration when treating children with poor postural control and moderate to severe eating impairments. However, this relationship has not been rigorously investigated. The purpose of this(More)
We determined changes in functional feeding skills and growth after one year of intraoral appliance therapy in dysphagic children. Twenty children, 4.2-13.1 years of age (average 8.3 +/- 0.9 years), participated in this study. Children wore the appliance daily. Phase I of treatment (6 months) aimed primarily at stabilizing the mandible and phase II aimed at(More)
Oral sensorimotor therapy is practiced widely with children who have neuromotor impairments, such as cerebral palsy and eating problems. Although improvement in ingestive skills can be achieved in the short term (5 months), long-term effects (over 12 months) remain to be examined. Interventions with intraoral appliances are used in children with moderate(More)
179 Background: Obesity is an established risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. Though women with high BMI tend to develop less aggressive molecular subtypes, previous studies have shown that they still have a higher risk of recurrence and worse prognosis. The biological mechanisms for this difference in outcome have yet to be identified. The(More)
To determine the impact of intraoral appliance (ISMAR) therapy on functional feeding skills and growth, children with cerebral palsy and moderate dysphagia were followed a full year after termination of one year of ISMAR therapy. Seventeen children, 6.6-15.4 years old (mean age = 10.2 +/- 3.0 years), were divided into two groups: group A (n = 9) continued(More)
Individuals who are given a preventive exam by a primary care provider are more likely to agree to cancer screening. The provider recommendation has been identified as the strongest factor associated with screening utilization. This article provides a framework for breast cancer risk assessment for an advanced practice registered nurse working in primary(More)
The four main requirements for oral-motor development are stability and mobility of the ingestive system, rhythmicity, sensation, oral-motor efficiency and economy. Ingestion can be divided into oral, pharyngeal and esophageal stages. The main categories of pathology encountered in our swallowing and dysphagia clinic are encephalopathies (including cerebral(More)
160 Background: Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) represent 10%-20% of invasive breast cancers. Current guidelines recommend genetic testing for women who are diagnosed with TNBC. Studies have shown that BRCA1 mutations are associated with TNBC, but there is little information on the relationship of BRCA2 mutations and TNBC. The purpose of this study(More)