Cristina Murray-Krezan

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In this study, a new approach to high-speed fMRI using multi-slab echo-volumar imaging (EVI) is developed that minimizes geometrical image distortion and spatial blurring, and enables nonaliased sampling of physiological signal fluctuation to increase BOLD sensitivity compared to conventional echo-planar imaging (EPI). Real-time fMRI using whole brain(More)
IMPORTANCE We present a method to reintroduce ophthalmic training into the medical school curriculum. OBJECTIVES To evaluate knowledge and skills acquired when participating in a service project, the Community Vision Project, and to develop a quantitative method for testing skills with the direct ophthalmoscope in patients. DESIGN Second-year medical(More)
This parallel-group, randomized controlled pilot study examined daily meditation in a diverse sample of older adults with postherpetic neuralgia. Block randomization was used to allocate participants to a treatment group (n = 13) or control group (n = 14). In addition to usual care, the treatment group practiced daily meditation for six weeks. All(More)
OBJECTIVE The research tested the accuracy of the VIVO Harvester software in identifying publications authored by faculty members affiliated with a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) site. METHODS Health sciences librarians created "gold standard" lists of references for the years 2001 to 2011 from PubMed for(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether urine levels of hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin (HhCG) in the first trimester are predictive of subsequent development of hypertension during pregnancy METHOD This prospective cohort study consisted of women seeking care before 12 weeks gestation. A clean catch urine was obtained at the first(More)
The reported incidence of post-allogeneic HSCT AIHA was between 4.4% and 6% following a single transplant. Cord blood transplantation, T-cell depletion, and chronic GvHD are significantly associated with post-transplant AIHA. During an 11-yr period, data for 500 pediatric HSCT recipients were eligible for evaluation of the incidence of AIHA post-first and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of routine follow-up CT scans of the head after complicated mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS 74 English language studies published from 1999 to February 2011 were reviewed. The papers were found by searching the PubMed database using a combination of keywords according to Cochrane guidelines. Excluding studies(More)
OBJECT Patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) only rarely need neurosurgical intervention; however, there is a subset of patients whose condition will deteriorate. Given the high resource utilization required for interhospital transfer and the relative infrequency of the need for intervention, this study was undertaken to determine how often(More)
Cdc42 (cell division control protein 42) and Rac1 (Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1) are attractive therapeutic targets in ovarian cancer based on established importance in tumor cell migration, adhesion, and invasion. Despite a predicted benefit, targeting GTPases has not yet been translated to clinical practice. We previously established that(More)
INTRODUCTION Both ventricular and parenchymal devices are available for measurement of intracranial pressure (ICP). The Hummingbird(®) Synergy Ventricular System is a novel device allowing multi-parametric neurological monitoring, including both ventricular and parenchymal ICP. The purpose of this study is to compare the congruence of the device's(More)