Prominent publications by Benjamin Aaron Alman

KOL Index score: 16833

BACKGROUND: Delayed fracture healing causes substantial disability and usually requires additional surgical treatments. Pharmacologic management to improve fracture repair would substantially improve patient outcome. The signaling pathways regulating bone healing are beginning to be unraveled, and they provide clues into pharmacologic management. The beta-catenin signaling pathway, which activates T cell factor (TCF)-dependent transcription, has emerged as a key regulator in embryonic ...

Known for Bone Healing |  Catenin Signaling |  Fracture Repair |  Osteoblasts Mice |  Osteoblast Lineage
KOL Index score: 15807

BACKGROUND: Pain is one of the most common and distressing symptoms reported by adolescents with cancer. Despite advancements in pain assessment and management research, pain due to cancer and/or its treatments continues to be poorly managed. Our research group has developed a native iPhone application (app) called Pain Squad to tackle the problem of poorly managed pain in the adolescent with cancer group. The app functions as an electronic pain diary and is unique in its ability to ...

Known for Adolescents Cancer |  Pain App |  Usability Feasibility |  Compliance Satisfaction |  Testing Adolescent
KOL Index score: 15221

Beta-catenin is a critical regulator of cell behavior during embryogenesis and neoplastic processes. It also plays a crucial role in repair by modulating dermal fibroblast activity during the proliferative phase of cutaneous wound healing. We hypothesize that growth factors liberated during the initial phase of wound healing convey signals to induce activation of beta-catenin-mediated TCF-dependent signaling during the proliferative phase. Dermal fibroblasts were isolated and cultured ...

Known for Growth Factors |  Wound Healing |  Proliferative Phase |  Beta Catenin |  Synthase Kinase
KOL Index score: 13299

Sporadic aggressive fibromatosis (also called desmoid tumor) is a monoclonal proliferation of spindle (fibrocyte-like) cells that is locally invasive but does not metastasize. A similarity to abdominal fibromatoses (desmoids) in familial adenomatous polyposis and a cytogenetic study showing partial deletion of 5q in a subset of aggressive fibromatoses suggests that the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene plays a role in its pathogenesis. APC helps regulate the cellular level of ...

Known for Desmoid Tumor |  Catenin Protein |  Aggressive Fibromatoses |  Normal Tissues |  Neoplastic Genes
KOL Index score: 13228

BACKGROUND: Although simulation-based training is becoming widespread in surgical education and research supports its use, one major limitation is cost. Until now, little has been published on the costs of simulation in residency training. At the University of Toronto, a novel competency-based curriculum in orthopaedic surgery has been implemented for training selected residents, which makes extensive use of simulation. Despite the benefits of this intensive approach to simulation, there ...

Known for Orthopaedic Residents |  Competency Based |  Simulation Training |  Medical Residency |  Academic Year
KOL Index score: 13169

Growth plate chondrocytes undergo a tightly regulated process of differentiation, allowing for the longitudinal growth of bones. Although it is known that parathyroid hormone related protein (PTHrP) and Indian hedgehog regulate the differentiation of growth plate chondrocytes, how these pathways interact to regulate chondrocyte development is not fully elucidated. We examined how the interaction between PTHrP and the hedgehog activated transcription factors, Gli2 and Gli3, regulates ...

Known for Growth Plate |  Chondrocyte Differentiation |  Gli2 Gli3 |  Cell Proliferation |  Protein Pthrp
KOL Index score: 12018

BACKGROUND: The U.S. Department of Justice's investigations into financial relationships between surgical device manufacturers and orthopaedic surgeons have raised the question as to whether surgeons can continue to collaborate with industry and maintain public trust. We explored postoperative patients' views on financial relationships between surgeons and surgical device manufacturers, their views on disclosure as a method to manage these relationships, and their opinions on ...

Known for Financial Relationships |  Patients Surgeon |  Hip Arthroplasty Replacement |  Surgical Device Manufacturers |  Knee Arthroplasty
KOL Index score: 11648

BACKGROUND: Scoliosis due to progressive muscle weakness occurs in almost all males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and it progresses relentlessly. Previous studies have shown that corticosteroid treatment slows the decline in muscle strength and stabilizes muscle strength in patients with this disease. We hypothesized that steroids may also attenuate the development of scoliosis. The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of scoliosis in male patients with Duchenne ...

Known for Steroid Treatment |  Muscular Dystrophy |  Scoliosis Patients |  Muscle Strength |  Duchenne Predictive
KOL Index score: 11621

Growth plate chondrocytes undergo a coordinated differentiation process resulting in terminal differentiation and new bone formation. Enchondromas are pre-malignant, benign cartilaginous lesions that arise from growth plate chondrocytes that fail to undergo terminal differentiation. NOV (nephroblastoma overexpressed) is a member of the CCN family of proteins, which share a common multi-modular organization. While the role of NOV in chondrocyte development and cartilage neoplasia is not ...

Known for Ccn Members |  Nov Expression |  Terminal Differentiation |  Signaling Proteins |  Chondrocyte Development
KOL Index score: 11553

Aggressive fibromatosis (desmoid tumor) is a locally invasive soft tissue neoplasm associated with mutations resulting in β-catenin-mediated transcriptional activation. This tumor is composed of cells with histological and molecular characteristics common to proliferating mesenchymal cells of dermal wounds. Using immunohistochemistry and RT–PCR, we show that Rhamm, a protein with an important role in wound healing and neoplastic progression, is also expressed at high levels in aggressive ...

Known for Aggressive Fibromatosis |  Desmoid Tumor |  Genetic Deletion |  Knockout Mice |  Rhamm Cell Proliferation
KOL Index score: 11349

PURPOSE: Pediatric surgeons are increasingly called on by obstetrical colleagues to counsel parents about the implications of a prenatal ultrasound finding. Our understanding of the natural history of many prenatally diagnosed surgical conditions has grown significantly in recent years. Whether prenatal surgical consultation can influence perinatal course had not been investigated.

METHODS: During an 21-month period, 12,865 prenatal ultrasound studies were performed on a total of 4,551 ...

Known for Perinatal Management |  Prenatal Diagnosis |  Pediatric Surgeon |  Surgical Consultation |  Utero Intervention
KOL Index score: 11138

Desmoid tumors arise sporadically or as part of the extraintestinal manifestations of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). In FAP, two distinct clinical presentations of the desmoid phenotype are seen: 1) one or a few desmoid tumors present predominantly in the abdominal wall or the abdomen; 2) a florid proliferation of tumors early in life, mostly near the axial skeleton or extremities. These different phenotypes have been associated with different sites of germline mutations in the ...

Known for Apc Gene |  Desmoid Tumor |  Germline Mutation |  Adenomatous Polyposis |  Beta Catenin
KOL Index score: 10914

Background: Traditional recommendations hold that open fractures in both children and adults require urgent surgical débridement for a number of reasons, including the preservation of soft-tissue viability and vascular status as well as the prevention of infection. Following the widespread use of early administration of antibiotics, a number of single-institution studies challenged the belief that urgent surgical débridement decreases the risk of acute infection. Methods: We performed a ...

Known for Acute Infection |  Fractures Children |  Hours Injury |  Surgical Débridement |  Gustilo Anderson
KOL Index score: 10898

STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional evaluation of patients after surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

OBJECTIVES: To determine the agreement between patients' and parents' perceptions of the patient's postoperative appearance and to compare those perceptions with physical and radiographic measures of deformity.

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Improving cosmesis is an important aim of surgery. Patients' appearances may influence their evaluation of its outcome.

METHODS: Physical and ...

Known for Patients Parents |  Idiopathic Scoliosis |  Quality Life |  Radiographic Measures |  Appearance Adolescent
KOL Index score: 10804

Proper regulation of Indian hedgehog (Ihh) signaling is vital for chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation in the growth plate. Its dysregulation causes skeletal dysplasia, osteoarthritis or cartilaginous neoplasia. Here, we show that Suppressor of fused (Sufu) and Kif7 are essential regulators of Ihh signaling. While Sufu acts as a negative regulator of Gli transcription factors, Kif7 functions both positively and negatively in chondrocytes. Kif7 plays a role in the turnover of ...

Known for Growth Plate |  Sufu Kif7 |  Hedgehog Signaling |  Transcription Factors |  Primary Cilium


Benjamin Aaron Alman: Influence Statistics

Sample of concepts for which Benjamin Aaron Alman is among the top experts in the world.
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rotationplasty syme #1
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fibrous dysplasia estrogen #1
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dntcf4 human chondrocytes #1
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hypertrophic drug evaluation #1
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Key People For Aggressive Fibromatosis

Top KOLs in the world
Benjamin Aaron Alman
aggressive fibromatosis desmoid tumors fracture repair
Murray, F Brennan
gastric cancer soft tissue pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Alessandro Gronchi
retroperitoneal sarcoma soft tissue neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Hubert J Wolfe
situ hybridization aggressive fibromatosis primary biliary cirrhosis
Gunar K Zagars
radiation therapy prostate cancer androgen ablation
desmoid tumor ulcerative colitis intramuscular myxoma

Benjamin Aaron Alman:Expert Impact

Concepts for whichBenjamin Aaron Almanhas direct influence:Aggressive fibromatosis,  Desmoid tumors,  Desmoid tumor,  Fracture repair,  Growth plate,  Eosinophilic granuloma,  Duchenne muscular dystrophy,  Growth factor.

Benjamin Aaron Alman:KOL impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Benjamin Aaron Alman has influence:Wound healing,  Stem cells,  Duchenne muscular dystrophy,  Desmoid tumors,  Bone regeneration,  Aggressive fibromatosis,  Cell proliferation.



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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, United States | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2771

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