Hanna M. Zafar

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WKY rats develop more restraint-induced gastric ulcers and exhibit more depressive behavior compared to other rat strains. Exposure to novel stressors for 21 days exacerbates depressive behavior in WKY rats and alters beta-adrenoceptors (beta-ARs) and norepinephrine transporter (NET) sites in several limbic brain regions when compared to Sprague-Dawley(More)
This study examined the effects of fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) on serotonin transporter (5-HTT) binding sites in the brains of developing male and female rat offspring using the technique of quantitative autoradiography. Time-pregnant dams were fed liquid ethanol diet, isocaloric diet without ethanol or normal rat chow. Male and female offspring were(More)
Monitoring complications and diagnostic yield for image-guided procedures is an important component of maintaining high quality patient care promoted by professional societies in radiology and accreditation organizations such as the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Joint Commission. These outcome metrics can be used as part of a comprehensive quality(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate gastrointestinal and cardiovascular adverse event risks associated with optical colonoscopy (OC) among Medicare outpatients who received computed tomography colonography (CTC) as their initial method of colorectal evaluation. METHODS Medicare claims were compared between 6,114 outpatients ≥ 66 years who received initial CTC and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and reproducibility of quantitative assessment of colonic morphology on CT colonography (CTC). CTC datasets from 60 patients with optimal colonic distension were assessed using prototype software. Metrics potentially associated with poor endoscopic performance were calculated for the total colon and each(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of automated detection of adrenal nodules, a common finding on CT, using a newly developed search engine that mines dictated radiology reports. To ensure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance, we utilized a preexisting de-identified database of 32,974 CT reports from February 1,(More)
Imaging tests are central to the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the pertinent evidence on 5 imaging tests (computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, CT angiography, endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration, and combined positron emission tomography with CT).(More)
An automated radiology recommendation-tracking engine for incidental focal masses in the liver, pancreas, kidneys, and adrenal glands was launched within our institution in July 2013. For 2 years, the majority of CT, MR, and US examination reports generated within our health system were mined by the engine. However, the need to expand the system beyond the(More)
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