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Multidisciplinary Breast Conference Improves Patient Management and Treatment  [PDF]
Vijayashree Murthy, Silvana Nobre, Lauren Sparber, Sarah Schaefer, Elissa Santoro, Janette McDermott, Ronald Chamberlain, Michele Blackwood
Surgical Science (SS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ss.2014.57053
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Introduction: Multidisciplinary breast conference (BC) that discusses different clinicopathological aspects of disease creates a sound, complete and unique treatment plan for each patient. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of weekly breast tumor boards in patient management and treatment modifications. Methods: From June 2010 to June 2011, 242 patients (Stage 0 to Stage 4 breast cancer) were prospectively presented before a multidisciplinary team. Presentation included clinical data, imaging and pathological review followed by prospective treatment plan formulated by the physician group. If postoperative presentation, final histopathology of the tumor and adjuvant treatment relevant to each patient was discussed. Breast conference was performed via teleconference, including video projection of pathology slides and images. Feedback evaluations were completed and returned to the Tumor Registry for consistent weekly improvement of BC. Results: 102 patients (42%) had modified management after being presented at BC,  38% (n = 39) surgical, 33% (n = 34) medical (chemotherapy/endocrine therapy), 17% (n = 17) radiation, 6% (n = 6) both medical and radiation treatment and 6% (n = 6) imaging changes. Majority of changes were made to patients with Stage IA (27%) followed by Stage 0 (21%) breast cancer. Conclusion: Breast conference presents a significant impact on patient management and serves as a model for best practice in cancer care. Consultative discussion of each case permits every team member to be acutely aware of the patient’s condition, contribute to treatment plan and permit a harmonious and cooperative team approach while assuring best treatment for the patient.

Conservation Psychology: A Gap in Current Australian Undergraduate Psychology Education?
Elissa Pearson
Sustainability , 2013, DOI: 10.3390/su5031266
Abstract: Human actions have contributed to numerous environmental challenges, including climate change and a significant loss of the world’s biodiversity. As the scientific study of human thought and behaviour, psychology has much to offer in better understanding these issues, as well as fostering greater sustainability in human actions. Yet, despite this recognition, and increasing calls from leaders in psychology education to produce graduates capable of applying their disciplinary knowledge to such real-world issues to solve worldwide behaviourally-based problems; this may not be adequately addressed in current psychology training. The present study assessed the content of all APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) approved psychology programs within Australia to determine the proportion which offered a psychology-focused course (unit) specifically in conservation or sustainability. Based on the data advertised through each university website, it appears that only one of 39 programs currently offers such a course, with one other university implementing a conservation psychology course in 2013. Thus 95% of current APAC-accredited programs in Australia do not have a strong focus on training psychology graduates to contribute to addressing these important issues. The need for greater integration of conservation psychology content into undergraduate psychology education in Australia and beyond is discussed.
Issues of Gender, Sovietization and Modernization in the Jewish Metropolis of Minsk.
Elissa Bemporad
Quest : Issues in Contemporary Jewish History. , 2011,
Abstract: By using the case study of Minsk - a historic Jewish center in pre-revolutionary Russia, and capital of the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic after 1917 - this article explores the Sovietization and modernization of Jewish women in an urban setting of the former Pale of Settlement during the 1920s. The study of a “Jewish metropolis” like Minsk, situated in the heart of the pre-1917 territory of designated Jewish residence, provides a better insight into the ways in which most Jewish women adjusted to the Bolshevik rise to power, negotiated between Communism and Jewish identity, and integrated into Soviet society. By focusing in particular on the Minsk branch of the Women's Department of the Communist Party (Zhenotdel), this article reveals the evolution of the gender discourse on the Jewish street, the changing roles of Jewish women in the new revolutionary society, as well as the challenges they faced when attempting to modernize according to Bolshevik guidelines.
The rigidity of periodic frameworks as graphs on a fixed torus
Elissa Ross
Mathematics , 2012,
Abstract: We define periodic frameworks as graphs on the torus, using the language of gain graphs. We present some fundamental definitions and results about the infinitesimal rigidity of graphs on a torus of fixed size and shape, and find necessary conditions for the generic rigidity of pe- riodic frameworks on a d-dimensional fixed torus.
Inductive constructions for frameworks on a two-dimensional fixed torus
Elissa Ross
Mathematics , 2012,
Abstract: An infinite periodic framework in the plane can be represented as a framework on a torus, using a $\mathbb Z^2$-labelled gain graph. We find necessary and sufficient conditions for the generic minimal rigidity of frameworks on the two-dimensional fixed torus $\mathcal T_0^2$. It is also shown that every minimally rigid periodic orbit framework on $\mathcal T_0^2$ can be constructed from smaller frameworks through a series of inductive constructions. These are fixed torus adapted versions of the results of Laman and Henneberg respectively for finite frameworks in the plane. The proofs involve the development of inductive constructions for $\mathbb Z^2$-labelled graphs.
The rigidity of periodic body-bar frameworks on the three-dimensional fixed torus
Elissa Ross
Mathematics , 2012, DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0112
Abstract: We present necessary and sufficient conditions for the generic rigidity of body-bar frameworks on the three-dimensional fixed torus. These frameworks correspond to infinite periodic body-bar frameworks in $\mathbb{R}^3$ with a fixed periodic lattice.
The Serological Diagnosis of Canine Leishmaniasis: Commercial ELISA or in House IFAT?  [PDF]
Pasquale Santoro, Andrea Vellusi
Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine (OJVM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojvm.2015.52005
Abstract: The levels of anti-Leishmania infantum antibodies are relevant with the diagnosis and the followup of infected dogs. Both ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) and IFAT (Indirect Immuno-Fluorescent Antibody Test) may be employed to estimate the antibody levels in dogs, but at present, the correlation between ELISA absorbance and IFAT titer has not been investigated. In this paper, we compared the optical densities obtained with a commercial ELISA, Leiscan?(Laboratorios Dr. Esteve S.A.), versus the titers obtained by in house IFAT. We measured ELISA absorbance of: 44 IFAT negative samples coming from an endemic area; 10 negative samples coming from a non endemic area; 29 samples with an IFAT titer between 1/40 and 1/80; 10 samples with an IFAT titer of 1/160; 9 samples with an IFAT titer of 1/320; 10 samples with an IFAT titer of 1/640; 10 samples with an IFAT titer ≥ of 1/1280. Results show that: a) there is a poor correlation between IFAT titer and ELISA absorbance; b) Leiscan? is not able to distinguish between IFAT negative samples and IFAT titers up to 1:160; c) IFAT negative samples from an endemic or non endemic area show different ELISA absorbance; d) the performance of the kit may be improved by the use of a more appropriate cut-off.
Different Patterns of Fluorescence in the Quantisation of anti-Leishmania Infantum Antibodies by Indirect Immuno-Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT) in the Serological Diagnosis of Canine Leishmaniasis  [PDF]
Pasquale Santoro, Andrea Vellusi
Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine (OJVM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojvm.2017.73003
Abstract: Although Indirect Immuno-Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT), performed employing “in house” prepared antigen, is considered by several authors as the golden standard for the quantisation of anti-leishmania antibodies in dogs, there is a lack of papers reporting a description of the different patterns of fluorescence that can be observed. An incorrect identification of patterns of fluorescence may be an important source of bias in the interpretation of results. Previous papers report different criteria to define as “positive” a specific pattern of fluorescence, namely: membrane fluorescence, homogeneous fluorescence of the body, or homogeneous fluorescence of the body plus flagellum. In this paper, we report a detailed description of preparation of slides and of the patterns of fluorescence that can be obtained employing “in house” prepared antigen. At least six main patterns of fluorescence may be observed: 1): homogeneous cytoplasmatic green fluorescence; 2): membrane pattern, in which the fluorescence is mainly localized along the entire perimeter of the parasites; 3): coarse-speckled cytoplasmatic fluorescence; 4): flagellar pattern, in which the fluorescence is localized exclusively onto the flagellum; 5): punctiform pattern, in which the fluorescence is localized exclusively at the basis of the flagellum; 6): nuclear pattern, in which only the nucleus of the parasite shows a homogeneous green fluorescent. The significance of each pattern is discussed.
Al-Manar de 1925 à 1935 : la dernière décennie d'un engagement intellectuel
Nadia Elissa-Mondeguer
Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée , 2009, DOI: 10.4000/remmm.233
Abstract: Les dix dernières années de la parution d'al-Manar, la revue-phare du réformisme musulman, attestent la participation de la revue à ce moment intense de la vie intellectuelle en Orient que fut l'entre-deux-guerres. Ces dix dernières années représentent un corpus de dix volumes, soit près du tiers de l'ensemble de la collection (trente-cinq volumes). L'engagement de la revue dans les débats de son temps avait en effet commencé en mars 1898, date du lancement du premier numéro d'al-Manar en Egypte ; elle s'arrêta peu de temps après la mort de son fondateur, le 'alim syrien Muhammad Rash d Rida en juillet 1935. La revue est à l'origine le fruit de la rencontre déterminante de Rash d Rida avec le cheikh Muhammad 'Abduh (m. 1905), figure emblématique du courant réformiste de la fin du XIXe siècle avec Jamal ad-D n al-Afghan (m. 1897). Le mensuel islamique, après la disparition des deux pionniers de la salafiyya, parle, guide et enfin fa onne la doctrine, celle d'un retour aux origines de l'islam pour mieux fonder une société moderne. Le terme de réforme (islah), avant qu'il ne se lie durablement à un mouvement exclusivement islamique, marquait l'ensemble du courant libéral ottoman de l'avant-première guerre — y compris celui de la salafiyya. Dans l'entre-deux-guerres, c'est le terme de renouveau (tajd d) qui marque à son tour la période. Si le tajd d est bien un concept de l'entre-deux-guerres, son corrélat, le rénovateur (mujaddid), appartient à la terminologie islamique traditionnelle. Islah et tajd d deviennent interchangeables sous la plume de Rida. Disputant le monopole du terme tajd d aux intellectuels occidentalisés, Rida se veut le chantre du véritable renouveau, celui de l'islam. The last ten years of the publication of al-Manar, the journal par excellence of Muslim reformism, attests to the participation of the journal in the intense intellectual life in the Middle East during the interwar period. These last ten years represent a corpus often volumes, almost one-third of the entire collection (35 volumes). The involvement of the journal in contemporary debates began in March 1898 with the publication of its first issue in Egypt ; the journal ceased shortly after the death in July 1935 of its founder, the Syrian 'alim, Muhammad Rash d Rida. The journal, itself, was a result of Rash d Rida's acquaintance with shaykh Muhammad 'Abduh (d. 1905), the emblematic figure, along with Jamal al-D n al-Afghan (d. 1897), of reformist thought in the late 19th century. After the death of these two pioneers of the Salafiyya movement, this monthly Isla
Construcciones cinematográficas en la Revolución Mexicana. Rese a de "La luz y la guerra. El cine de la Revolución Mexicana" de Sánchez, F. & García, G. (Eds.).
ELISSA J. RASHKIN
Comunicación y sociedad , 2012,
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