E. T. Y. Lee

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Infectious and inflammatory diseases have repeatedly shown strong genetic associations within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC); however, the basis for these associations remains elusive. To define host genetic effects on the outcome of a chronic viral infection, we performed genome-wide association analysis in a multiethnic cohort of HIV-1(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical trial of vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) in patients with combined spine and chest wall deformity with scoliosis and fused ribs. OBJECTIVE Report the efficacy and safety of expansion thoracostomy and VEPTR surgery in the treatment of thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS) associated with fused ribs. (More)
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is the most common congenital central airway anomaly, but it frequently goes unrecognized or is misdiagnosed as other respiratory conditions such as asthma. Recent advances in multidetector computed tomography (CT) have enhanced the ability to noninvasively diagnose TBM with the potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality(More)
Congenital lung anomalies vary widely in their clinical manifestation and imaging appearance. Although radiographs play a role in the incidental detection and initial imaging evaluation in patients with clinical suspicion of congenital lung anomalies, cross-sectional imaging such as computer tomography (CT) is frequently required for confirmation of(More)
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) results from weakness of the airway walls and/or supporting cartilage and affects both adult and pediatric populations. Diagnosing TBM is challenging because symptoms are nonspecific and overlap with those of other chronic respiratory disorders. Recent advances in multidetector computed tomography have facilitated the noninvasive(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate initial chest radiographic findings of swine-origin influenza A (S-OIV) (also known as H1N1) viral infection in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was an institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study of 108 patients who had microbiologically confirmed S-OIV infection and available initial chest radiographs(More)
We examine the impact of incentives on accounting quality changes around IFRS adoption. In particular, we examine earnings management and timely loss recognition, constructs often used to assess accounting standards quality. While existing literature documents accounting quality improvements following IFRS adoption, we find that improvements are confined to(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence and anatomic distribution of pulmonary embolism (PE) in a group of consecutive pediatric patients with clinically suspected PE using MDCT pulmonary angiography (pulmonary CTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS We used our hospital information system to retrospectively identify all consecutive(More)
Chest radiographs have been useful for the incidental detection and initial imaging evaluation of clinically suspected central airway narrowing in pediatric patients. However, cross-sectional imaging, such as computed tomography (CT), is frequently required for confirmation of diagnosis, further characterization, and preoperative evaluation of surgical(More)
In the past decade, rapid technical developments and advancements of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) have revolutionized the preoperative imaging evaluation of thoracic vascular and tracheobronchial anomalies and abnormalities in infants and children. Multidetector computed tomography enables noninvasive, rapid, high-resolution, and 3-dimensional(More)