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Marcia Polansky
Drexel University
PathologyPhysical therapyMultiple sclerosisTraumatic brain injuryMedicine
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#1Leonard Emuren (Drexel University)H-Index: 1
#1Leonard EmurenH-Index: 1
Last. Brian K. Agan (USU: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)H-Index: 34
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To determine long-term predictors of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and evaluate the treatment effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on HRQOL in the US Military HIV Natural History Study (NHS) cohort. Participants were a nested cohort of the NHS who responded to the Rand Short Form 36 questionnaire administered from 2006 to 2010. Physical component summary scores (PCS) and mental component summary scores (MCS) were computed using standard algorithms. HAART-status was cat...
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#1Patrick G. Fernandez (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 5
#2Brad M. Taicher (Duke University)H-Index: 8
Last. Paul A. Stricker (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 16
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Purpose Pediatric patients undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction (CCVR) are at risk of significant perioperative blood loss requiring blood product transfusion. Minimizing allogeneic blood product transfusion is an important goal because of the associated risks and cost. The impact of patient and surgical variables on transfusion is unknown in this population. Our primary aim was to examine relationships between demographic and perioperative variables and blood product transfusion outc...
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#1Leonard Emuren (Drexel University)H-Index: 1
#2Seth L. Welles (Drexel University)H-Index: 17
Last. Brian K. Agan (USU: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)H-Index: 34
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Background Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a patient-centered outcome measure used in assessing the individual’s overall functional health status but studies looking at HRQOL as a predictive tool are few. This work examines whether summary scores of HRQOL are predictive of all-cause hospitalization in the US Military HIV Natural History Study (NHS) cohort.
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#1Marcia Polansky (Drexel University)H-Index: 42
#2Hardeep Singh (Drexel University)H-Index: 8
Last. Erika Aaron (Drexel University)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Objective: This study assessed associations of sociodemographic factors and pregnancy intent and wantedness with pregnancy happiness and prenatal depressive symptoms and the relationship between prenatal depressive symptoms and pregnancy happiness.Background: Depression is the leading cause of disability world-wide and more so for women. Women are most likely to experience depression in their child bearing years, including during pregnancy. Untreated prenatal depression, associated with...
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#1Rebecca S. Isserman (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 3
#2Olivia Nelson (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)H-Index: 2
Last. Elaina E. Lin (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 8
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SummaryBackground Sacrococcygeal teratomas are a common congenital tumor. Surgical resection can occur in utero, in the neonatal period, or in the postneonatal period. Aims We describe patient and tumor factors associated with mortality and transfusion in this population. Methods We did a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent sacrococcygeal teratoma resection between January 1998 and March 2016. Demographic data, transfusion data, and tumor characteristics were collected. Descript...
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#1Leonard Emuren (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 1
#2Seth L. Welles (Drexel University)H-Index: 17
Last. Brian K. Agan (USU: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)H-Index: 34
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Objective The aims of this study were: (i) to determine the factors associated with HRQOL at baseline in our cohort, and (ii) to evaluate if there are differences in baseline HRQOL measures by antiretroviral treatment. Methods The Short Form 36 (SF-36) was administered between 2006 and 2010 among members of the United States HIV Natural History Study cohort (NHS), and participants who completed the SF-36 were included in the study. Physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (M...
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#1P.A. Stricker (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 1
#2Susan M. Goobie (Harvard University)H-Index: 17
Last. Adrian T. BosenbergH-Index: 25
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Background:The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to elucidate practices and outcomes in children with craniosynostosis undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction and inform quality improvement efforts. The aim of thi
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#1Paul A. StrickerH-Index: 16
#2Wallis T. MuhlyH-Index: 7
Last. Scott D. Cook-SatherH-Index: 12
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Bilateral myringotomy and pressure equalization tube insertion (BMT) is the most common surgery in children. Multiple anesthetic techniques for BMT have been proposed, but that which reliably promotes ideal recovery remains unclear. We sought to assess associations between anesthetic regimens that included single-agent (fentanyl or ketorolac) or dual-agent (fentanyl and ketorolac) analgesic therapy and the primary outcome of maximal postanesthesia care unit (PACU) pain score. Secondary outcomes ...
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#1Erika Aaron (Drexel University)H-Index: 11
#2Alexa Bonacquisti (Drexel University)H-Index: 7
Last. Marcia Polansky (Drexel University)H-Index: 42
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Abstract Background Untreated depression and anxiety during the perinatal period have significant consequences on maternal and infant health; however, few studies have examined perinatal depression and perinatal anxiety in women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The current study prospectively examined the prevalence of prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, and emotional support from family and friends, as well as childhood sexual abuse in women with and without HIV in...
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#1Amy L. Faus (Drexel University)H-Index: 1
#2Renee M. Turchi (Drexel University)H-Index: 13
Last. Karen L. Leibowitz (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 3
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Purpose. This study examined the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of pediatric patients with overweight/obesity compared with that of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Methods. Differences between disease groups in their PedsQL 4.0 HRQOL survey scores were analyzed using unpaired t tests and analyses of variance. Results. Scores of patients with overweight/obesity were as low as scores of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Parent/guardian-proxy social functioning scores of t...
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