Guoguang Julie Ma

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OBJECTIVES The contribution of laryngopharyngeal (LP) sensory deficits to the outcome of swallowing and the relationship between sensory and motor deficits in the laryngopharynx is unclear. The study purpose is to determine if patients with LP sensory and motor deficits are at increased risk for laryngeal penetration and aspiration during swallowing, and to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationships of dissociation and childhood trauma with ataque de nervios. METHOD Forty Puerto Rican psychiatric outpatients were evaluated for frequency of ataque de nervios, dissociative symptoms, exposure to trauma, and mood and anxiety psychopathology. Blind conditions were maintained across assessments. Data for 29(More)
OBJECTIVE The study examined a large data set to determine whether patients' sex affected the outcome of antidepressant treatment. METHOD Data for 1,746 patients aged 18-65 years who had been treated with tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), fluoxetine, or placebo were examined in a retrospective analysis to determine whether(More)
Two studies compared hemispatial bias for perceiving chimeric faces in patients having either atypical or typical depression and healthy controls. A total of 245 patients having major depressive disorder (MDD) or dysthymia (164 with atypical features) and 115 controls were tested on the Chimeric Faces Test. Atypical depression differed from typical(More)
In longitudinal studies with potentially nonignorable drop-out, one can assess the likely effect of the nonignorability in a sensitivity analysis. Troxel et al. proposed a general index of sensitivity to nonignorability, or ISNI, to measure sensitivity of key inferences in a neighbourhood of the ignorable, missing at random (MAR) model. They derived(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The traditional blind passage of a transesophageal echocardiography probe transorally through the hypopharynx is considered safe. Yet, severe hypopharyngeal complications during transesophageal echocardiography at several institutions led the authors to investigate whether traditional probe passage results in a greater incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that desipramine would be an effective treatment in cocaine abusers with current depressive disorders. METHOD This was a randomized, 12-week, double-blind, 'placebo-controlled trial of outpatients (N = 111) meeting DSM-III-R criteria for cocaine dependence and major depression or dysthymia (by(More)
Formal inference in randomized clinical trials is based on controlling the type I error rate associated with a single pre-specified statistic. The deficiency of using just one method of analysis is that it depends on assumptions that may not be met. For robust inference, we propose pre-specifying multiple test statistics and relying on the minimum p-value(More)
PepT1 can transport bacterial oligopeptide products and induce intestinal inflammation. Our aim was to investigate the mechanism of the small intestine injury induced by bacterial oligopeptide product muramyl dipeptide (MDP) which is transported by PepT1. We perfused the jejunum with a solution with or without MDP, or with a solution of MDP + Gly-Gly and(More)
Although there is considerable interest in adverse events observed in clinical trials, projecting adverse event incidence rates in an extended period can be of interest when the trial duration is limited compared to clinical practice. A naïve method for making projections might involve modeling the observed rates into the future for each adverse event.(More)