Colleen Brensinger

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OBJECTIVE The authors used color photographs of emotional and neutral expressions to investigate recognition patterns of five universal emotions in schizophrenia. METHOD Twenty-eight stable outpatients with schizophrenia (19 men and nine women) and 61 healthy subjects (29 men and 32 women) completed an emotion discrimination test that presented mild and(More)
The facial action coding system (FACS) was used to examine recognition rates in 105 healthy young men and women who viewed 128 facial expressions of posed and evoked happy, sad, angry and fearful emotions in color photographs balanced for gender and ethnicity of poser. Categorical analyses determined the specificity of individual action units for each(More)
There is increased need for efficient computerized methods to collect reliable data on a range of cognitive domains that can be linked to specific brain systems. Such need arises in functional neuroimaging studies, where individual differences in cognitive performance are variables of interest or serve as confounds. In genetic studies of complex behavior,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Previous studies of the risk of lymphoma in inflammatory bowel disease patients have provided conflicting results. This study examines the risk of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective cohort study using the General Practice Research Database.(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between bladder biopsy features and urinary symptoms for patients enrolled in the Interstitial Cystitis Database (ICDB) Study. Bladder biopsies were obtained during baseline screening in the ICDB Study and were evaluated for histopathologic features. Multivariable models for nighttime voiding(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether two vitamin K epoxide reductase complex 1 (VKORC1) polymorphisms contribute to the variability in warfarin response, particularly in African Americans. The effect of the VKORC1 1173C/T and -1639G/A polymorphisms was examined in a prospective cohort study of 338 warfarin users. Subjects carrying an 1173T(More)
A fundamental goal of orthodontics is to improve the smile, but no objective criteria exist to assess the lip-teeth relationship, establish objectives of treatment or measure treatment outcome. Here we propose a method to digitally measure the smile characteristics of orthodontic patients. Specifically, the 'posed smile' is measured. By definition the posed(More)
The goal of the study was to develop and apply a predictive model approach to reduce the number of items collected for scales that yield a total summary score. A parsimonious subset of items from the 21-item Quality of Life Scale (QLS) that can accurately predict the total scale score was sought and evaluated in 198 patients with schizophrenia, using a(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is commonly treated with immunomodulators such as azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP). Studies examining lymphoma risk in IBD patients treated with these medications have been underpowered and have yielded conflicting conclusions. AIMS The purpose of this meta-analysis was to provide a more precise estimate(More)
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT Variants in the CYP2C9 (i.e. *2 and *3) and VKORC1 (i.e. 1173C/T or -1639G/A) genes have been shown to influence warfarin dose requirements. However, these factors seem to explain less of the dose variability in African Americans who have a lower prevalence of the CYP2C9*2 and *3 and VKORC1 1173T alleles. WHAT THIS(More)