Yuda Chongpison

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PURPOSE To explore whether there was a significant relationship between difficulty paying for ostomy supplies and overall quality of life among a sample of ostomates receiving care from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). METHODS The data were collected as part of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Ostomy Health-Related Quality of Life Study, in which 511(More)
Change in cognitive function is increasingly being recognized as an adverse outcome related to chemotherapy treatment. These changes need not be severe to impact patient functional ability and quality of life. The primary goal of this study was to determine if there is evidence of changes in the cognitive function domains of attention, processing speed, and(More)
Low bone density (BD) has been reported in patients with hyperthyroidism. Whether or not levothyroxine (LT4) therapy in children with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) affects BD is unclear. Medical records of 45 patients with various etiologies of CH who had at least one BD measurement (32 female, mean age 7.6 +/- 2.6 years) were reviewed. The mean LT4 dose(More)
e18536 Background: The role of hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in the pathogenesis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is not well clarified. Several studies show a variation (0% to 37%) in the prevalence of HCV infection in B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (B-NHL) by geographical location. Mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALT) and diffuse large B-cell(More)
OBJECTIVES Types of surgery for rectal cancer (RC), including permanent ostomy (PO) or temporary ostomy followed by anastomosis (TO) or initial anastomosis (AN), can affect psychological and financial well-being during active treatment. However, these relationships have not been well studied among long-term survivors (≥5 years post-diagnosis). METHODS A(More)
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