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My research has involved the use of new technologies to create different types of patient-doctor transactions. I am also interested in how these new transactions impact clinical care processes. Current work includes the evaluation of a patient portal for children with cystic fibrosis, the use of telemedicine to bring asthma experts into the schools and the attitudes of teens and parents about the use of a secure patient portal for teens.
Exploratory Evaluation of AR-42 Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningioma
This will be a multi-center, proof of concept phase 0 study to assess the suppression of
p-AKT in Vestibular Schwannoma (VS) and meningiomas by AR-42 in adult patients undergoing
tumor resection. AR-42 is a small molecule which crosses the blood brain barrier (BBB) in
rodents, but the investigators are not certain yet if it will penetrate human VS. Meningiomas
are outside the BBB, but seem to be unusually resistant to all current medical treatments.
The primary endpoint of the bioactivity of suppression of p-AKT by AR-42 was selected as drug
activity seems more informative than bioavailability. Our preclinical data and others have
shown dose dependent suppression of p-AKT by AR-42 in both VS and meningiomas.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
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An Interactive Program to Improve Care for Children With CF
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of an internet based program for children
and families (CF.DOC) with Cystic Fibrosis on health outcomes. The program provides for
virtual visits, a personal health record, messaging with clinicians and several tools for
monitoring self-care behaviors. We anticipate that this intervention will provide for more
intensive monitoring and feedback of self-care behaviors and will lead to improved health
status and in particular nutritional status