Jennifer H Tang

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OBJECTIVE To examine in vivo glutamatergic neurochemical alterations in the anterior cingulate cortex of pediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) without major depressive disorder (MDD) versus pediatric patients with MDD without OCD and healthy controls. METHOD Single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic examinations of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with either liver resection or transplantation. METHODS A retrospective, single-institution analysis of 413 HCC patients from 1999 to 2009. RESULTS A total of 413 patients with HCC underwent surgical resection (n = 106) and transplantation (n = 270) or were listed(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine in vivo glutamatergic neurochemical alterations in the anterior cingulate cortex of children with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHOD Single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic (H-MRS) examinations of the anterior cingulate cortex were conducted in 13 psychotropic-naïve children and adolescents with MDD and 13 age- and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the effectiveness of a community youth service (CYS) program in reducing sexual risk behaviors among African American and Latino urban young adolescents. METHODS A total of 1061 students at 2 urban middle schools were surveyed at baseline and 6-month follow-up. Students at one school were randomly assigned by classroom to(More)
BACKGROUND Misoprostol, a prostaglandin E1 analog, stimulates uterine contractility and cervical ripening. A number of randomized trials and systematic reviews have evaluated its use in obstetric and gynecologic conditions. Misoprostol is inexpensive, stable at room temperature, and available in more than 80 countries, making it particularly useful in(More)
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) studies of schizophrenia suggest an effect of the disease or of antipsychotic medications on brain N-acetyl aspartate (NAA), a marker of neuronal viability. We studied in rat the effect of haloperidol on NAA, glutamate, and glutamine in several brain regions where metabolite reductions have been reported in(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary objective of this study was to assess the current intrauterine device (IUD) knowledge and counseling practices of US obstetrics and gynecology chief residents. The secondary objective was to evaluate the current IUD experience of obstetrics and gynecology residents. METHODS A Web-based survey about IUD knowledge and practices was(More)
BACKGROUND Short interpregnancy intervals lead to adverse perinatal outcomes and could be prevented with increased use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in the postpartum period. The primary objective of this study was to assess which baseline characteristics are associated with the intent to use LARC among postpartum women. STUDY DESIGN This(More)
BACKGROUND Women between the ages of 15 and 24 years have high rates of unintended pregnancy; over half of women in this age group want to avoid pregnancy. However, women under age 25 years have been found to have higher typical contraceptive failure rates within the first 12 months of use than older women. High discontinuation rates may also be a problem(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess why postpartum women who desired long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) did not receive it in the postpartum period and to assess which contraceptive methods they were using instead. STUDY DESIGN This was a subgroup analysis of 324 women enrolled in a randomized, controlled trial to receive or not receive an educational LARC(More)