Jason J. Lau

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Anxiety sensitivity (AS), the fear of anxiety-related sensations, has been posited to be a cognitive risk factor for the development of anxiety disorders but has been understudied in youth. The purpose of the present investigations was to evaluate relations between AS and panic symptoms in nonreferred children and adolescents. In Study 1, (N = 113, mean(More)
In this paper, a novel cell stretcher design that mimics the real-time stretch of the heart wall is introduced. By culturing cells under stretched conditions that mimics the mechanical aspects of the native cardiac environment, better understanding on the role of biomechanical signaling on cell development can be achieved. The device utilizes a moving(More)
OBJECTIVE Accurate food adverse sensitivity documentation in electronic health records (EHRs) is crucial to patient safety. This study examined, encoded, and grouped foods that caused any adverse sensitivity in a large allergy repository using natural language processing and standard terminologies. METHODS Using the Medical Text Extraction, Reasoning, and(More)
Emergency department (ED) visits due to allergic reactions are common. Allergy information is often recorded in free-text provider notes; however, this domain has not yet been widely studied by the natural language processing (NLP) community. We developed an allergy module built on the MTERMS NLP system to identify and encode food, drug, and environmental(More)
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe cutaneous adverse reactions, carrying an associated mortality ranging from 5% to 40%. Known risk factors for SJS/TEN include HIV infection, female gender, and certain HLA genotypes. Various medications have been described to cause SJS/TEN, with strongest associations with(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse sensitivity (e.g., allergy and intolerance) information is a critical component of any electronic health record system. While several standards exist for structured entry of adverse sensitivity information, many clinicians record this data as free text. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to 1) identify and compare the existing common adverse(More)
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