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Frontostriatal white matter integrity mediates adult age differences in probabilistic reward learning

December 2012

Relationship of persistent manic symptoms to the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar spectrum disorders

December 2011

Abstract OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSDs [bipolar I and II disorders, cyclothymic disorder, and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified]) in youth remains...

A Simulation Model Investigating the Impact of Tumor Volume Doubling Time and Mammographic Tumor Detectability on Screening Outcomes in Women Aged 40-49 Years

August 2010

Background: Compared with women aged 50-69 years, the lower sensitivity of mammographic screening in women aged 40-49 years is largely attributed to the lower mammographic tumor detectability and...

Effects of Mammography Screening Under Different Screening Schedules: Model Estimates of Potential Benefits and Harms

December 2009

Background: Despite trials of mammography and widespread use, optimal screening policy is controversial. Objective: To evaluate U.S. breast cancer screening strategies.

Nucleus accumbens activation mediates the influence of reward cues on financial risk taking

December 2008

Evaluation of an architecture for intelligent query and exploration of time-oriented clinical data.

December 2008

OBJECTIVE: Evaluate KNAVE-II, a knowledge-based framework for visualization, interpretation, and exploration of longitudinal clinical data, clinical concepts and patterns.

Investigation of Mediastinitis Due to Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci After Cardiothoracic Surgery

December 2006

Six cases of coagulase-negative staphylococcal mediastinitis were identified in the latter half of 1999.

Validation of the Blood Quininium Resin Test for Assessing Gastric Hypochlorhydria

December 2006

Although gastric hypochlorhydria is a risk factor for gastroenteritis and for gastric cancer, no reliable, inexpensive, noninvasive test exists for screening or epidemiologic studies.

Anthrax: A Systematic Review of Atypical Presentations

August 2006

During the 2001 US anthrax attacks, mortality from inhalational anthrax was significantly lower than had been reported historically, which was attributed in part to early identification and timely...

Accuracy of Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Mediastinal Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis

June 2005

Background: The reported accuracy of transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) for mediastinal staging in non- small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) varies widely.

Promotion and Prescribing of Hormone Therapy After Report of Harm by the Women's Health Initiative

October 2004

CONTEXT: Little is known about how the pharmaceutical industry responds to evidence of harm associated with its products, such as the publication in July 2002 of the Women's Health Initiative...

Test Performance of Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography for Mediastinal Staging in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis

December 2003

PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for mediastinal staging in patients with non-small...

Validity of Standard Gamble Utilities as Measured by Transplant Readiness in Lung Transplant Candidates

September 2003

PURPOSE: To evaluate the validity of standard gamble (SG) utilities, by comparing utilities with decision-making behavior in a group of lung transplant candidates facing a risky health decision....

Growth Slowing After Acute Helicobacter pylori Infection is Age-Dependent

December 2002

Objective: Most infections occur during childhood, but the health effects of childhood infection are poorly understood.

Economic Evaluation of Low Osmolality Contrast Media

December 1993

Thrombotic and Cardiovascular Complications Related to Non-ionic Contrast Media during Cardiac Catheterization: Analysis of 8517 Patients

December 1990

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