Takamaru Ashikaga

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Affiliation: University of Vermont
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Morbidity results from the NSABP B-32 trial comparing sentinel lymph node dissection versus axillary dissection
    Takamaru Ashikaga
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Surg Oncol 102:111-8. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Texture analysis of post breast cancer lymphedema ultrasound images obtained using a portable device--a pilot study
    Takamaru Ashikaga
    Department of Medical Biostatistics and Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Lymphat Res Biol 3:147-55. 2005
  3. pmc Effect of occult metastases on survival in node-negative breast cancer
    Donald L Weaver
    University of Vermont College of Medicine and Vermont Cancer Center, Department of Pathology, Burlington, VT 05405 0068, USA
    N Engl J Med 364:412-21. 2011
  4. pmc Surgeon training, protocol compliance, and technical outcomes from breast cancer sentinel lymph node randomized trial
    David N Krag
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Given Building, Rm E309, 89 Beaumont Ave, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1356-62. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Technical outcomes of sentinel-lymph-node resection and conventional axillary-lymph-node dissection in patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer: results from the NSABP B-32 randomised phase III trial
    David N Krag
    University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405 0068, USA
    Lancet Oncol 8:881-8. 2007
  6. pmc Metastasis detection in sentinel lymph nodes: comparison of a limited widely spaced (NSABP protocol B-32) and a comprehensive narrowly spaced paraffin block sectioning strategy
    Donald L Weaver
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405 0068, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 33:1583-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Detection of occult sentinel lymph node micrometastases by immunohistochemistry in breast cancer. An NSABP protocol B-32 quality assurance study
    Donald L Weaver
    Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0068, USA
    Cancer 107:661-7. 2006
  8. pmc Mass media interventions to reduce youth smoking prevalence
    Brian S Flynn
    Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:53-62. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint A study of low dose peginterferon alpha-2b with ribavirin for the initial treatment of chronic hepatitis C
    Edward L Krawitt
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, and Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1268-73. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Urban-rural differences in motivation to control prejudice toward people with HIV/AIDS: the impact of perceived identifiability in the community
    Janice Yanushka Bunn
    Department of Medical Biostatistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Rural Health 24:285-91. 2008

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Morbidity results from the NSABP B-32 trial comparing sentinel lymph node dissection versus axillary dissection
    Takamaru Ashikaga
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Surg Oncol 102:111-8. 2010
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  2. ncbi request reprint Texture analysis of post breast cancer lymphedema ultrasound images obtained using a portable device--a pilot study
    Takamaru Ashikaga
    Department of Medical Biostatistics and Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Lymphat Res Biol 3:147-55. 2005
    ..This study examined the reliability and validity of the first and second order quantitative image texture measures, average pixel intensity and entropy, and compared their site-specific correlations...
  3. pmc Effect of occult metastases on survival in node-negative breast cancer
    Donald L Weaver
    University of Vermont College of Medicine and Vermont Cancer Center, Department of Pathology, Burlington, VT 05405 0068, USA
    N Engl J Med 364:412-21. 2011
    ..Prospective data on clinical outcomes from randomized trials according to sentinel-node involvement have been lacking...
  4. pmc Surgeon training, protocol compliance, and technical outcomes from breast cancer sentinel lymph node randomized trial
    David N Krag
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Given Building, Rm E309, 89 Beaumont Ave, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1356-62. 2009
    ..We evaluated the relationship of surgeon trial preparation, protocol compliance audit, and technical outcomes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Technical outcomes of sentinel-lymph-node resection and conventional axillary-lymph-node dissection in patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer: results from the NSABP B-32 randomised phase III trial
    David N Krag
    University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405 0068, USA
    Lancet Oncol 8:881-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper is to report the technical success and accuracy of SLN resection plus ALND versus SLN resection alone...
  6. pmc Metastasis detection in sentinel lymph nodes: comparison of a limited widely spaced (NSABP protocol B-32) and a comprehensive narrowly spaced paraffin block sectioning strategy
    Donald L Weaver
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405 0068, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 33:1583-9. 2009
    ..7 to 4.8 mm) and the modal thickness was 2.3 mm. Although more comprehensive sectioning of SLNs detects additional micrometastases, the data suggest diminishing returns and reduced cost effectiveness for the comprehensive strategy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Detection of occult sentinel lymph node micrometastases by immunohistochemistry in breast cancer. An NSABP protocol B-32 quality assurance study
    Donald L Weaver
    Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0068, USA
    Cancer 107:661-7. 2006
    ..2 mm but not larger than 2.0 mm) or isolated tumor cell clusters (< or = 0.2 mm). This study defines the rate at which pathologists miss metastases on CK IHC of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN)...
  8. pmc Mass media interventions to reduce youth smoking prevalence
    Brian S Flynn
    Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:53-62. 2010
    ..Mass media interventions for reduction of youth cigarette smoking have been recommended based on a broad array of evidence, although few randomized community trials have been reported...
  9. ncbi request reprint A study of low dose peginterferon alpha-2b with ribavirin for the initial treatment of chronic hepatitis C
    Edward L Krawitt
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, and Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1268-73. 2006
    ..By nature of its design the study also provided data on response to therapy over a spectrum of doses of both pegylated interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin calculated on a body weight basis...
  10. doi request reprint Urban-rural differences in motivation to control prejudice toward people with HIV/AIDS: the impact of perceived identifiability in the community
    Janice Yanushka Bunn
    Department of Medical Biostatistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Rural Health 24:285-91. 2008
    ..Differences between rural and more metropolitan community members' attitudes toward people with HIV/AIDS, however, have rarely been examined...
  11. ncbi request reprint Youth audience segmentation strategies for smoking-prevention mass media campaigns based on message appeal
    Brian S Flynn
    Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington
    Health Educ Behav 34:578-93. 2007
    ..Age should be a primary consideration in developing and delivering smoking-prevention messages to youth audiences. The unique needs of boys and girls and older African American adolescents should also be considered...
  12. pmc Sentinel-lymph-node resection compared with conventional axillary-lymph-node dissection in clinically node-negative patients with breast cancer: overall survival findings from the NSABP B-32 randomised phase 3 trial
    David N Krag
    National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project NSABP, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Lancet Oncol 11:927-33. 2010
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing intention to obtain a genetic test for colon cancer risk: a population-based study
    Janice Yanushka Bunn
    Department of Medical Biostatistics, University of Vermont, Burlington 05405, USA
    Prev Med 34:567-77. 2002
    ..This study expands a previous psychosocial model of factors influencing intention to undergo genetic testing for cancer in general to the context of colon cancer...
  14. ncbi request reprint Peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin for treatment-refractory chronic hepatitis C
    Edward L Krawitt
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Hepatol 43:243-9. 2005
    ..However, little is known about the utility of such regimens for individuals who failed to respond to prior conventional interferon-based treatment...
  15. pmc Prerandomization Surgical Training for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) B-32 trial: a randomized phase III clinical trial to compare sentinel node resection to conventional axillary dissection in clinically node-negative bre
    Seth P Harlow
    Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine and the Vermont Cancer Center, Burlington 05405, USA
    Ann Surg 241:48-54. 2005
    ..To train surgeons in a standardized technique of sentinel lymph node biopsy and to prepare them for the requirements of a prospective randomized surgical trial...
  16. pmc Primary care physicians' use of family history for cancer risk assessment
    Brian S Flynn
    Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 11:45. 2010
    ..Family history (FH) assessment is useful in identifying and managing patients at increased risk for cancer. This study assessed reported FH quality and associations with physician perceptions...
  17. doi request reprint Discrepancy between preference and actual adjuvant therapy for breast cancer
    Marie E Wood
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405
    Clin Breast Cancer 10:398-403. 2010
    ..Pretreatment preferences for adjuvant therapy were examined and compared with actual treatment received...
  18. doi request reprint Ultrafast 3-T MRI in the evaluation of children with acute lower abdominal pain for the detection of appendicitis
    Alisa K Johnson
    Department of Radiology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 198:1424-30. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of ultrafast 3-T MRI in the evaluation of children with acute lower abdominal pain for the detection of appendicitis...
  19. doi request reprint Intraoperative ultrasound versus mammographic needle localization for ductal carcinoma in situ
    T A James
    Department of Surgery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:1164-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of intraoperative ultrasound versus mammographic needle localization (MNL) for partial mastectomy in DCIS...
  20. ncbi request reprint HER-2/neu detection in fine-needle aspirates of breast cancer: fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunocytochemical analysis
    Barbara G Beatty
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington 05405 0068, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 122:246-55. 2004
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, perceived norms, and intentions: a needs assessment study of the influenza immunization intentions of elderly citizens in Vermont
    Kwadwo Bosompra
    Department of Medical Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility, College of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Rural Health 20:125-30. 2004
    ..Although immunization has been demonstrated to prevent influenza or reduce its incidence and associated complications among the elderly, it has been largely underutilized...
  22. doi request reprint HPV is detectable in virtually all abnormal cervical cytology samples after reinvestigation of HPV negatives with multiple alternative PCR tests
    Mark Francis Evans
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, 05405, USA
    Diagn Mol Pathol 19:144-50. 2010
    ..HPV may be causal in almost every instance of abnormal cervical cytology; however, passenger HPV that is incidental to an abnormality may also have been detected...
  23. pmc Internet delivered behavioral obesity treatment
    Jean Harvey-Berino
    University of Vermont, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Prev Med 51:123-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of an Internet behavioral weight loss program; and determine if adding periodic in-person sessions to an Internet intervention improves outcomes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Influence of breast cancer histology on the relationship between ultrasound and pathology tumor size measurements
    Bobbi Pritt
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405 0068, USA
    Mod Pathol 17:905-10. 2004
    ..Pathologic tumor size can be estimated from the ultrasonographic measurement, particularly if the histologic tumor subtype is known. The results of this study underscore the continued benefit of pretreatment tumor histology...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mass media for smoking cessation in adolescents
    Laura J Solomon
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:642-59. 2009
    ..A media campaign based on social cognitive constructs produced a modest overall effect on smoking prevalence among adolescents, but the role of theory-based constructs is unclear...
  26. ncbi request reprint Phase I/II trial of adjuvant dose-dense docetaxel/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide (TEC) in stage II and III breast cancer
    Susan Burdette-Radoux
    Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    Breast J 13:274-80. 2007
    ..All four patients receiving neoadjuvant TEC had significant clinical responses (one CR, three PR). No pathologic CRs were seen...
  27. ncbi request reprint Measuring the nursing workforce: clarifying the definitions
    Kyndaron Reinier
    University of Vermont, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 62:741-55. 2005
    ..The Vermont pilot study results demonstrate that a richer profile of the health workforce can be obtained by using both standard workforce measures and more subjective questions to assess a statewide need for nurses...
  28. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and beliefs of primary care physicians regarding prostate and colorectal cancer screening in a rural state
    George K Philips
    Hematology Oncology Unit, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:167-72. 2005
    ..Screening for prostate cancer (PC) is paradoxically more prevalent than for colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  29. ncbi request reprint The design of trials comparing sentinel-node surgery and axillary resection
    David Krag
    N Engl J Med 349:603-5. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Swelling, numbness, pain, and their relationship to arm function among breast cancer survivors: a disablement process model perspective
    Kwadwo Bosompra
    Breast J 8:338-48. 2002
    ..Such a tool, if properly designed and implemented, would allow for the timely introduction of lymphedema or pain management strategies to improve arm function and ultimately the quality of life of breast cancer survivors...
  31. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about preventing and managing lymphedema: a survey of recently diagnosed and treated breast cancer patients
    Kwadwo Bosompra
    Patient Educ Couns 47:155-63. 2002
    ..Additionally, research into factors that could motivate survivors to practice the recommended behaviors is warranted...