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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt as a bridge to liver transplant: Current state and future directions.

Transplant Rev (Orlando) 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States; Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States; Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States. Electronic address:

Liver transplantation is one of the mainstays of treatment for liver failure due to severe chronic liver disease. Bridging therapies, such as placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), are frequently employed to control complications of portal hypertension such as ascites, hydrothorax, and variceal bleeding, and thereby reduce morbidity in patients awaiting transplant. There is no significant difference seen in either graft survival or patient survival between those receiving TIPS pre-transplant and those who do not, although those receiving TIPS placement on average have a longer waiting time on the transplant waitlist. Read More

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October 2018
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Nipple sparing mastectomy techniques: a literature review and an inframammary technique.

Gland Surg 2018 Jun;7(3):273-287

Ashikari Breast Center, St. John's Riverside Health System, Yonkers, NY, USA.

Nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM) has quickly become an accepted technique for patients with selected cancers and for risk reducing surgery. Much of its surgical acceptance over the last decade has been based on the low risk of nipple areolar complex (NAC) occurrence in breast cancer patients. Improved patient satisfaction due to improved cosmetic outcomes with reconstruction have also driven its popularity. Read More

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June 2018
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3D treatment planning on helical tomotherapy delivery system.

Med Dosim 2018 Summer;43(2):159-167. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Hudson Valley Radiation Oncology Associates, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.

The helical tomotherapy is a technologically advanced radiation dose delivery system designed to perform intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). It is mechanistically unique, based on a small 6-MV linear accelerator mounted on a ring gantry that rotates around the patient while the patient moves through a bore, ultimately yielding a helical path of radiation dose delivery. The helical pattern of dose delivery differentiated tomotherapy from other contemporary radiation therapy systems at the time of its inception. Read More

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October 2018

Clinical implementation of radiosurgery using the Helical TomoTherapy unit.

Med Dosim 2018 Autumn;43(3):284-290. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

Hudson Valley Radiation Oncology Associates, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567, USA.

The American Society of Radiation Oncology has recently recommended the use of radiosurgery to manage brain metastases. For such a recommendation to be implemented in a widespread manner, radiosurgery must be accessible at community radiation therapy facilities. The work presented here describes our clinical experience in the implementation of radiosurgery using a Helical TomoTherapy unit. Read More

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November 2018
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Perioperative registered nurses knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers regarding pressure ulcer prevention in perioperative patients.

Appl Nurs Res 2017 08 8;36:106-110. Epub 2017 Jun 8.

Adjunct Faculty, Mercy College, Cortlandt Manor, NY, USA.

Background: Hospital acquired pressure ulcers have a detrimental effect on patient quality of life, morbidity, mortality, and cost to the healthcare industry. Little is known about pressure ulcer prevention in perioperative services.

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to describe perioperative registered nurses (RNs) knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers about pressure ulcer prevention and to determine if knowledge and the availability of a pressure ulcer staging tool are predictors of pressure ulcer prevention behavior. Read More

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August 2017
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Idio Scale Judgment: evaluation of a new method for estimating responder thresholds.

Qual Life Res 2017 11 17;26(11):2961-2971. Epub 2017 Jun 17.

Mellen Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Purpose: To pilot the newly developed Idio Scale Judgment method for estimating the amount of score change that matters to patients (i.e., change thresholds). Read More

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November 2017
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Nursing knowledge, practice patterns, and learning preferences regarding chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Oncol Nurs Forum 2014 Nov;41(6):669-79

College of Nursing, University of South Florida.

Purpose/objectives: To explore nurses' practice patterns, knowledge, and barriers related to chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional.

Setting: The United States. Read More

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November 2014
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Postnatal glucocorticoid-induced hypomyelination, gliosis, and neurologic deficits are dose-dependent, preparation-specific, and reversible.

Exp Neurol 2015 Jan 28;263:200-13. Epub 2014 Sep 28.

Department of Pediatrics, Regional Neonatal Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center-New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA; Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Regional Neonatal Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center-New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Postnatal glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely used in the prevention of chronic lung disease in premature infants. Their pharmacologic use is associated with neurodevelopmental delay and cerebral palsy. However, the effect of GC dose and preparation (dexamethasone versus betamethasone) on short and long-term neurological outcomes remains undetermined, and the mechanisms of GC-induced brain injury are unclear. Read More

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January 2015
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Leadership void for "designer baby" ethics.

Ira H Carmen

Science 2014 Jul 10;345(6193):149. Epub 2014 Jul 10.

Cortlandt Manor, NY, 10567, USA.

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July 2014
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Are you 'PPD positive'?

Betsy Todd

Am J Nurs 2012 Apr;112(4):53-5

Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor, NY, USA.

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April 2012
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The 2011-2012 flu season is upon us.

Betsy Todd

Am J Nurs 2011 Dec;111(12):27-9

Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor, NY, USA.

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December 2011

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) measured by the Streck ESR-Auto Plus is higher than with the Sediplast Westergren method: a validation study.

Am J Clin Pathol 2011 Mar;135(3):386-90

Dept of Pathology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 87131, USA.

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a nonspecific indicator of disease activity and is often used by clinicians in assisting diagnosis and follow-up of many inflammatory disorders. The Westergren method is considered the standard method for measuring ESR. Recently, many automated instruments have become available to address laboratory safety and time efficiency. Read More

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March 2011
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Mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls in Asian market fish: a response to results from mercury biomonitoring in New York City.

Environ Res 2010 Oct 6;110(7):650-7. Epub 2010 Aug 6.

Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, Division of Environmental Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 22 Cortlandt St., 12th floor, CN-34E, New York, NY 10007, USA.

In 2004, the New York City (NYC) Health and Nutrition Examination Survey measured the highest blood mercury levels in Asian and foreign-born Chinese demographic groups. Fish consumption was the strongest predictor of exposure. The survey did not inquire about consumption of individual species, and subsequent visits to fish markets serving the Asian community suggested that many popular species lack contaminant data. Read More

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October 2010
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Differences in erythrocyte sedimentation rates using the Westergren method and a centrifugation method.

Am J Clin Pathol 2008 Jul;130(1):127-30

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a nonspecific screening test to assess elevations of acute phase proteins that occur in various acute and chronic diseases. The recommended method is based on the Westergren method. Other technologies to measure ESR have been developed, including centrifugation-based methods. Read More

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July 2008
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Deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and the agents of Lyme disease and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in a New York City park.

Emerg Infect Dis 1997 Jul-Sep;3(3):353-5

Fordham University, Armonk, New York, USA.

Rodent trapping and drag sampling in Van Cortlandt Park, New York City, yielded all stages of Ixodes scapularis, the deer tick vector of Lyme disease and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE). Polymerase chain reaction analyses of the ticks showed Borrelia burgdorferi and the Ehrlichia sp. that causes HGE. Read More

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October 1997

Complex interaction between different proteinaceous components within the cell-wall structure of Candida albicans.

Mycopathologia 1995 Nov;132(2):87-93

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430, USA.

We have previously described a monoclonal antibody, MAb DC3:H10, which recognized an epitope preferentially expressed on the surface of Candida albicans germ tubes. In the present study we examined the MAb-reactive material further. Immunoblot analysis of the material purified partially by Sephadex G-200 and DEAE-Sephacel chromatography reacted with antibodies to the C. Read More

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November 1995
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