1. Developing the PTSD Checklist-I/F for the DSM-IV (PCL-I/F): Assessing PTSD Symptom Frequency and Intensity in a Pilot Study of Male Veterans with Combat-Related PTSD.

    Behavioral Sciences 5(1):59 (2015) PMID 25654696

    The widely used posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Checklist (PCL) has established reliability and validity, but it does not differentiate posttraumatic symptom frequency from intensity as elements of posttraumatic symptom severity. Thus, the PCL in its existing form may not provide a comprehe...
  2. Developing the PTSD Checklist-I/F for the DSM-IV (PCL-I/F): Assessing PTSD Symptom Frequency and Intensity in a Pilot Study of Male Veterans with Combat-Related PTSD.

    Behavioral Sciences 5(1):59 (2015) PMID 25654696

    The widely used posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Checklist (PCL) has established reliability and validity, but it does not differentiate posttraumatic symptom frequency from intensity as elements of posttraumatic symptom severity. Thus, the PCL in its existing form may not provide a comprehe...
  3. Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation.

    Science 346(6215):1311 (2014) PMID 25504712 PMCID PMC4390078

    Birds are the most species-rich class of tetrapod vertebrates and have wide relevance across many research fields. We explored bird macroevolution using full genomes from 48 avian species representing all major extant clades. The avian genome is principally characterized by its constrained size,...
  4. Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation.

    Science 346(6215):1311 (2014) PMID 25504712

    Birds are the most species-rich class of tetrapod vertebrates and have wide relevance across many research fields. We explored bird macroevolution using full genomes from 48 avian species representing all major extant clades. The avian genome is principally characterized by its constrained size,...
  5. Impact of newly adopted guidelines for management of children with isolated skull fracture

    Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49(12):1856 (2014)

    Purpose In an effort to standardize practices and reduce unnecessary hospital resource utilization, we implemented guidelines for management of patients with isolated skull fractures (ISF). We sought to examine the impact of these guidelines.
  6. Impact of newly adopted guidelines for management of children with isolated skull fracture.

    Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49(12):1856 (2014) PMID 25487500

    In an effort to standardize practices and reduce unnecessary hospital resource utilization, we implemented guidelines for management of patients with isolated skull fractures (ISF). We sought to examine the impact of these guidelines. Patients with nondisplaced/depressed fracture of the skull va...
  7. Impact of newly adopted guidelines for management of children with isolated skull fracture.

    Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49(12):1856 (2014) PMID 25487500

    In an effort to standardize practices and reduce unnecessary hospital resource utilization, we implemented guidelines for management of patients with isolated skull fractures (ISF). We sought to examine the impact of these guidelines. Patients with nondisplaced/depressed fracture of the skull va...
  8. Impact of newly adopted guidelines for management of children with isolated skull fracture.

    Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49(12):1856 (2014) PMID 25487500

    In an effort to standardize practices and reduce unnecessary hospital resource utilization, we implemented guidelines for management of patients with isolated skull fractures (ISF). We sought to examine the impact of these guidelines. Patients with nondisplaced/depressed fracture of the skull va...
  9. Phase 2 trial of everolimus and carboplatin combination in patients with triple negative metastatic breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research (Online Edition) 16(2):R32 (2014) PMID 24684785 PMCID PMC4053575

    Rapamycin acts synergistically with platinum agents to induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation in breast cancer cell lines. Combination of everolimus also known as RAD001 (oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor) and carboplatin may have activity in metastatic triple-negative brea...
  10. Phase 2 trial of everolimus and carboplatin combination in patients with triple negative metastatic breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research (Online Edition) 16(2):R32 (2014) PMID 24684785 PMCID PMC4053575

    Rapamycin acts synergistically with platinum agents to induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation in breast cancer cell lines. Combination of everolimus also known as RAD001 (oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor) and carboplatin may have activity in metastatic triple-negative brea...
  11. Assessing self-perception in patients with chronic low back pain: development of a back-specific body-perception questionnaire.

    Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 27(4):463 (2014) PMID 24614834

    There is considerable interest in the role that disturbance of body-perception may play in long standing pain problems such as chronic low back pain (CLBP), both as a contributor to the clinical condition and as a potential target for treatment. In some chronic pain conditions body-perception ha...
  12. Phase 2 trial of everolimus and carboplatin combination in patients with triple negative metastatic breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research (Online Edition) 16(2):R32 (2014) PMID 24684785 PMCID PMC4053575

    Rapamycin acts synergistically with platinum agents to induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation in breast cancer cell lines. Combination of everolimus also known as RAD001 (oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor) and carboplatin may have activity in metastatic triple-negative brea...
  13. Assessing self-perception in patients with chronic low back pain: Development of a back-specific body-perception questionnaire.

    Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 27(4):463 (2014) PMID 24614834

    There is considerable interest in the role that disturbance of body-perception may play in long standing pain problems such as chronic low back pain (CLBP), both as a contributor to the clinical condition and as a potential target for treatment. In some chronic pain conditions body-perception ha...
  14. Phase 2 trial of everolimus and carboplatin combination in patients with triple negative metastatic breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research (Online Edition) 16(2):R32 (2014) PMID 24684785 PMCID PMC4053575

    Rapamycin acts synergistically with platinum agents to induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation in breast cancer cell lines. Combination of everolimus also known as RAD001 (oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor) and carboplatin may have activity in metastatic triple-negative brea...
  15. Phase 2 trial of everolimus and carboplatin combination in patients with triple negative metastatic breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research (Online Edition) 16(2):R32 (2014) PMID 24684785 PMCID PMC4053575

    Rapamycin acts synergistically with platinum agents to induce apoptosis and inhibit proliferation in breast cancer cell lines. Combination of everolimus also known as RAD001 (oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor) and carboplatin may have activity in metastatic triple-negative brea...
  16. Acupuncture applied as a sensory discrimination training tool decreases movement-related pain in patients with chronic low back pain more than acupuncture alone: a randomised cross-over experiment.

    British Journal of Sports Medicine 47(17):1085 (2013) PMID 24021562

    High-quality clinical evidence suggests that although acupuncture appears superior to usual care in the management of chronic low back pain, there is little meaningful difference between true and sham acupuncture. This suggests that the benefits of acupuncture are mediated by the placebo respons...
  17. Interfering with the reconsolidation of traumatic memory: sirolimus as a novel agent for treating veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

    PMID 23376868 PMCID PMC3902858

    Development of novel treatment approaches for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is critical, given the increasing prevalence of PTSD in veterans returning from war zone deployment. Established preclinical research using protein synthesis inhibitors (such as sirolimus) to interf...
  18. Interfering with the reconsolidation of traumatic memory: sirolimus as a novel agent for treating veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

    PMID 23376868 PMCID PMC3902858

    Development of novel treatment approaches for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is critical, given the increasing prevalence of PTSD in veterans returning from war zone deployment. Established preclinical research using protein synthesis inhibitors (such as sirolimus) to interf...
  19. A link between premenopausal iron deficiency and breast cancer malignancy.

    BMC Cancer 13:307 (2013) PMID 23800380 PMCID PMC3716572

    Young breast cancer (BC) patients less than 45 years old are at higher risk of dying from the disease when compared to their older counterparts. However, specific risk factors leading to this poorer outcome have not been identified. One candidate is iron deficiency, as this is common in young wo...
  20. A link between premenopausal iron deficiency and breast cancer malignancy.

    BMC Cancer 13:307 (2013) PMID 23800380 PMCID PMC3716572

    Young breast cancer (BC) patients less than 45 years old are at higher risk of dying from the disease when compared to their older counterparts. However, specific risk factors leading to this poorer outcome have not been identified. One candidate is iron deficiency, as this is common in young wo...