Jaeger Lam

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The right inferior frontal gyrus is generally considered a critical region for motor response inhibition. Recent studies, however, suggest that the role of this cortical area in response inhibition may be overstated and that the contributions of other aspects of the prefrontal cortex are often overlooked. The current study used optical imaging to identify(More)
Problem-solving is an executive function subserved by a network of neural structures of which the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) is central. Whereas several studies have evaluated the role of the DLPFC in problem-solving, few standardized tasks have been developed specifically for use with functional neuroimaging. The current study adapted a measure(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine if providing an Anesthesiology Consultant Report (ACR) to patients would result in enhanced patients' perceptions of their knowledge about their care and improve their perception of the quality of their care. DESIGN Randomized, unblinded study. SETTING Outpatient center associated with tertiary care center. PATIENTS 371(More)
UNLABELLED Patients may have concerns about their ability to manage postoperative symptoms at home after ambulatory surgery. We assessed patients' attitudes toward postoperative care at home or in the hospital after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Thirty-eight patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy were pre- and postoperatively (within a(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the contributions of subjective cognitive complaints to functional disability in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and their nonaffected relatives. METHOD Patients with BPD (n = 26), their first-degree biological relatives (n = 17), and nonpsychiatric control subjects (n = 31) completed a self-report measure of(More)
Inhibitory control is subserved in part by discrete regions of the prefrontal cortex whose functionality may be altered according to specific trait-based phenotypes. Using a unified model of normal range personality traits, we examined activation within lateral and medial aspects of the prefrontal cortex during a manual go/no-go task. Evoked hemodynamic(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the well-documented ability of forced-air warming (FAW) to maintain normothermia, it is unclear whether this technique results in a net increase or decrease in costs. The authors did a prospective cost-finding study comparing FAW with routine thermal care in patients at low risk for perioperative complications who were undergoing general(More)
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