Tasha McMahon

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Recruitment to cancer clinical trials needs to be improved, as does patient knowledge and understanding about clinical trials, in order for patients to make an informed choice about whether or not to take part. Audiovisual patient information (AVPI) has been shown to improve knowledge and understanding in various areas of practice, but there is limited(More)
PURPOSE To test the effectiveness of a bioptic form of a peripheral vision-enhancement lens in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), choroideremia, and Usher's syndrome Type II. METHODS Fifteen patients with peripheral visual field loss were trained in the use of the amorphic lenses for driving and other everyday activities for a 3-month period. A(More)
Weanling specific pathogen-free Osborne-Mendel rats were fed a high-calcium, high-phosphorus diet with various levels of sucrose and inoculated with Streptococcus sobrinus strain 6715-13WT and Actinomyces viscosus strain OMZ-105 in order to determine whether calculus and caries could develop simultaneously. Rats consumed diets designated RC-16-5, RC-16-25,(More)
The effects of NaHCO3-based dental powder containing NaF and sodium saccharin on dental caries and Streptococcus mutans recoveries in rats were studied. Weanling specific-pathogen-free Osborne-Mendel (SPFOM) rats were inoculated with S. mutans NCTC-10449S. Four infected groups were topically treated with either demineralized water (DW), a dental powder(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the response rate and response duration of cervical cancer previously treated by cisplatin (with or without radiation) to a combination of docetaxel and gemcitabine. Secondary endpoints were assessment of toxicity and quality of life (QoL) of patients receiving the treatment. METHODS This was a multicentre(More)
PURPOSE 1) To evaluate a vision rehabilitation program aimed at training persons with central vision loss to use a bioptic telescope for improving life skills, including driving and 2) to compare the outcomes of subjects who are given bioptic telescopes and training, with subjects who are prescribed telescopic lenses without training. METHODS Twenty-five(More)
The effects of sodium bicarbonate-based powder and paste dentifrices on dental caries and Streptococcus sobrinus recoveries in rats were studied. Three S. sobrinus 6715-13WT infected groups of specific pathogen-free weanling rats, consuming a diet which contains 56% sucrose, were topically treated with either demineralized water, dentifrice paste, or(More)
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