Affiliation: University of North Carolina
- Hazards for pain severity and pain interference with daily living, with exploration of brief pain inventory cutpoints, among women with metastatic breast cancerLiana D Castel
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 34:380-92. 2007....
- Content validity in the PROMIS social-health domain: a qualitative analysis of focus-group dataLiana D Castel
Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Qual Life Res 17:737-49. 2008..These data will inform the process of improving health-related quality-of-life measures...
- Racial differences in pain during 1 year among women with metastatic breast cancer: a hazards analysis of interval-censored dataLiana D Castel
Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
Cancer 112:162-70. 2008..Longitudinal tumor-specific studies of cancer pain across the disease trajectory provide insight into the course of pain. Information on pain predictors refines our understanding of patients with greatest distress and need...
- To identify associations with rare variants, just WHaIT: Weighted haplotype and imputation-based testsYun Li
Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
Am J Hum Genet 87:728-35. 2010..17. We thus demonstrate that the evaluation of rare variants with GWAS data is possible, particularly when public sequencing data are incorporated...
- Factors affecting increasing radiation dose for mammography in North Carolina from 1997 through 2001: an analysis of Food and Drug Administration annual surveysEtta D Pisano
Department of Radiology and Biostatistics, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7510 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7510, USA
Acad Radiol 11:536-43. 2004..To determine which factors affected the increase in average glandular dose recorded at the annual US Food and Drug Administration Mammography Quality Standards Act inspections of mammography equipment in North Carolina from 1997 to 2001...
- The impact of dose on parotid salivary recovery in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiation therapyYun Li
Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:660-9. 2007..Our purpose is to investigate the relationship between radiation dose and saliva changes in the 2 years after treatment...
- An exploration of relative health stock in advanced cancer patientsDarrell J Gaskin
Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Med Decis Making 24:614-24. 2004..Specifically, they estimated the effect of relative health stock on advanced cancer patients' decisions to participate in phase I clinical trials...
- Health-related quality of life among patients with breast cancer receiving zoledronic acid or pamidronate disodium for metastatic bone lesionsKevin P Weinfurt
Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA
Med Care 42:164-75. 2004..Research on individual differences in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) can identify intervention targets and important covariates in analyses of treatment outcomes...
- Common genetic variation near MC4R is associated with waist circumference and insulin resistanceJohn C Chambers
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, Norfolk Pl, London W2 1PG, UK
Nat Genet 40:716-8. 2008..Homozygotes for the risk allele of rs12970134 have approximately 2 cm increased waist circumference. Common genetic variation near MC4R is associated with risk of adiposity and insulin resistance...
- A second generation human haplotype map of over 3.1 million SNPsKelly A Frazer
The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road MEM275, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
Nature 449:851-61. 2007..Finally, we demonstrate increased differentiation at non-synonymous, compared to synonymous, SNPs, resulting from systematic differences in the strength or efficacy of natural selection between populations...
- Effects of large dose of dexamethasone on inflammatory mediators and pancreatic cell apoptosis of rats with severe acute pancreatitisXi Ping Zhang
Department of General Surgery, Hangzhou First People s Hospital, 261 Huansha Road, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China
World J Gastroenterol 13:5506-11. 2007..To investigate the influence of high dose of dexamethasone on inflammatory mediators and apoptosis of rats with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP)...
- Direct interaction of tumor suppressor CEACAM1 with beta catenin: identification of key residues in the long cytoplasmic domainLan Jin
Division of Immunology, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, 1450 E Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA 91010, USA
Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 233:849-59. 2008....
- [Application of HPLC fingerprint in quality control of Fufangteng combination formula]Jie Ping Qin
Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical College, Nanning 530001, China
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 31:1422-5. 2006..To establish the characteristic mode of HPLC fingerprint of Fufangteng combination formula for the quality control of this medicine...
- [Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in obese children: the prevalence and possible mechanism]Jun fen Fu
The Affiliated Children s Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China
Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 35:64-8. 2006..To investigate the prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in obese children and its possible mechanism...
- Intimate partner violence and women's depression before and during pregnancySandra L Martin
Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
Violence Against Women 12:221-39. 2006..In addition, women who experienced any level of physical assault or sexual coercion by their intimate partners (before or during pregnancy) had higher levels of depressive symptoms compared to nonvictims...
- Putative association between a new polymorphism in exon 3 (Arg109Cys) of the pancreatic colipase gene and type 2 diabetes mellitus in two independent Caucasian study populationsInka Lindner
Institute for Physiology and Biochemistry of Nutrition, Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Food, Hermann Weigmann Strasse 1, 24103 Kiel, Germany
Mol Nutr Food Res 49:972-6. 2005..In conclusion, we obtained evidence in two German Caucasian study populations that the variant of the rare CLPS Arg109Cys polymorphism might contribute to increased susceptibility of type 2 diabetes...
- Relationship between risk stratification by cardiac troponin level and adherence to guidelines for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromesMatthew T Roe
Division of Cardiology and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Arch Intern Med 165:1870-6. 2005..The threshold of troponin elevation that stimulates changes in clinical decision making for patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACSs) has not been previously evaluated...
- The correlation between patient characteristics and expectations of benefit from Phase I clinical trialsKevin P Weinfurt
Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA
Cancer 98:166-75. 2003..The authors examined a range of patient characteristics to determine which factors were associated with greater expectations of benefit from Phase I trials...
- Perceptions of patients and physicians regarding phase I cancer clinical trials: implications for physician-patient communicationNeal J Meropol
Division of Medical Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
J Clin Oncol 21:2589-96. 2003..To describe and compare the perceptions of cancer patients and their physicians regarding phase I clinical trials...