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Fur-Hsing Wen, Chen Hsiu Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, and Siew Tzuh Tang

concealed by independently generating or assigning the random allocation sequence to a researcher not involved in patient recruitment, interventions, and assessments. Between-arm baseline characteristics, accurate PA, DNR order issued, and LST preferences

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Amit D. Raval, Suresh Madhavan, Malcolm D. Mattes, Mohamad Salkini, and Usha Sambamoorthi

were the predisposing characteristics. Age at the time of diagnosis (67–74 years, ≥75 years), race/ethnicity (White, African American, Hispanic, and other), and marital status (married, divorced/separated, unmarried, and others) were identified from the

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Dennis R. Taaffe, Robert U. Newton, Nigel Spry, David J. Joseph, and Daniel A. Galvão

comparisons, statistical significance was set at α=0.01. Results Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study population are shown in Table 1 . Participants were aged 43 to 90 years, had a BMI of 19.1 to 38.9 kg/m 2 , and were predominantly married

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Colby J. Hyland, Flora Varghese, Christina Yau, Heather Beckwith, Katia Khoury, William Varnado, Gillian L. Hirst, Robert R. Flavell, A. Jo Chien, Douglas Yee, Claudine J. Isaacs, Andres Forero-Torres, Laura J. Esserman, and Michelle E. Melisko

characteristics and procedure type were evaluated by chi-square test. A z test was used to test for differences in FP rates between the PET/CT and standard imaging group. In addition, a Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel (CMH) test was used to compare the FP rates between

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Celestia S. Higano

) and seriously impact the quality of life of both the patient and, indirectly, his partner (eg, fatigue, hot flashes, decreased libido, loss of masculine physical characteristics, depression). These side effects have been significant enough to explore

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Katherine Y. Fan, Avani S. Dholakia, Aaron T. Wild, Zheng Su, Amy Hacker-Prietz, Rachit Kumar, Mary Hodgin, Charles C. Hsu, Dung T. Le, Ana De Jesus-Acosta, Luis A. Diaz Jr, Daniel A. Laheru, Ralph H. Hruban, Elliot K. Fishman, Todd D. Brown, Timothy M. Pawlik, Christopher L. Wolfgang, Phuoc T. Tran, and Joseph M. Herman

-Meier analysis was used to estimate time-to-event curves and survival rates. Univariate Cox regression analyses were performed to assess for an association between clinical factors/laboratory values and overall survival (OS). Characteristics that showed a

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Jeffrey A. Gilreath, David D. Stenehjem, and George M. Rodgers

infusion. Adapted from Henderson PA, Hillman RS. Characteristics of iron dextran utilization in man. Blood 1969;34:369; with permission. Table 1 Total Dose Intravenous Iron Equations, Example Calculations, and Administration

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Stefanie L. Thorsness, Azael Freites-Martinez, Michael A. Marchetti, Cristian Navarrete-Dechent, Mario E. Lacouture, and Emily S. Tonorezos

Cohort Characteristics The cohort included 946 (mean age, 40 years [SD, 13]) childhood and young adult cancer survivors with a history of RT; 50% were female (n=474) and 87% were white (n=820) ( Table 1 ). The median age at primary cancer diagnosis was 16

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Daniel C. McFarland, Kelly M. Shaffer, Heather Polizzi, John Mascarenhas, Marina Kremyanskaya, Jimmie Holland, and Ronald Hoffman

demographic and medical characteristics among patients with MPNs. MPNs are represented by essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV), and myelofibrosis (MF), which all display variable but significant symptom burden. Across subtypes, patients

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Natasha C. Townsend, Karen Ruth, Tahseen Al-Saleem, Eric M. Horwitz, Mark Sobczak, Robert G. Uzzo, Rosalia Viterbo, and Mark K. Buyyounouski

operator characteristic curve. Statistical analyses were performed using SAS software (version 9.2). Tests were 2-sided using a 0.05 level of significance. Kaplan-Meier plots were generated using R, version 2.10.1. Results The median follow-up was