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Association of T and N Categories of the American Joint Commission on Cancer, 8th Edition, With Metastasis and Survival in Patients With Orbital Sarcoma.

JAMA Ophthalmol 2020 04;138(4):374-381

Orbital Oncology and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Importance: No previous studies to date have validated the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th edition of the TNM classification for orbital sarcoma.

Objectives: To determine the prognostic performance of the most recent TNM classification for orbital sarcoma and to identify other prognostic factors for local recurrence, lymph node metastasis, distant metastasis, and death due to disease.

Design, Setting, And Participants: This single-center retrospective cohort study included 73 consecutive patients treated for orbital sarcoma from March 1, 2003, through June 30, 2018. Read More

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In Vivo Confocal Microscopy Cellular Features of Host and Organism in Bacterial, Fungal, and Acanthamoeba Keratitis.

Am J Ophthalmol 2018 06 14;190:24-33. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; Cornea Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Purpose: To determine cellular features of fungal (FK), Acanthamoeba (AK), and bacterial keratitis (BK) using HRT3 in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM).

Design: Prospective observational cross-sectional study.

Methods: Eligible participants were adults with microbiologically positive FK, AK, or BK, of size ≥ 3 mm, attending Aravind Eye Hospital from February 2012 to February 2013. Read More

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Analysis of Risk Factors for Intraoperative Conversion of Laparoscopic Myomectomy.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2016 Mar-Apr;23(3):352-7. Epub 2015 Nov 9.

Department of Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

Objectives: To report the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and abdominal myomectomy (AM) at a high-volume tertiary care hospital, to evaluate the risk of conversion during LM, and to analyze the associated risk factors.

Design: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II).

Patients: All patients who underwent LM and AM in a tertiary academic center in Boston, Massachusetts between 2009 and 2012. Read More

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September 2016

Effect of n-3 supplementation on hyperactivity, oxidative stress and inflammatory mediators in children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

Malays J Nutr 2012 Dec;18(3):329-35

Ebne Sina Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with difficulties in learning, behaviour and psychosocial adjustment that persist into adulthood. Decreased omega-3 fatty acids and increased inflammation or oxidative stress may contribute to neuro-developmental and psychiatric disorders such as ADHD. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of n-3 supplementation on hyperactivity, oxidative stress and inflammatory mediators in children with ADHD. Read More

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December 2012

Fertility is reduced after restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis: a study of 300 patients.

Surgery 2004 Oct;136(4):795-803

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.

Background: Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis (RP/IPAA) has become the gold standard surgical therapy for the majority of patients with mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the fertility rates before and after RP/IPAA, to compare them with the reproductive data of the general United States population, and to determine surgical parameters that might influence subsequent fertility.

Methods: Three hundred women of reproductive age who underwent RP/IPAA between 1983 and 2001 completed a mailed questionnaire regarding their reproductive function before and after the procedure. Read More

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October 2004
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