Olivia Hui-Chiun Chang

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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinicoradiological syndrome that is characterized by clinical features including headache, altered mental status, cortical blindness, seizures, and other focal neurological signs as well as subcortical edema without infarction on neuroimaging. Under the umbrella of hypertensive encephalopathy, PRES(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a teaching and assessment tool for laparoscopic suturing and intracorporeal knot tying. DESIGN AND SETTING We designed an Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) tool that includes a procedure-specific checklist (PSC) and global rating scale (GRS) to assess laparoscopic suturing and intracorporeal knot-tying(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the influence of race and ethnicity on clinical pregnancy and live birth outcomes after in vitro fertilization (IVF). STUDY We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, POPLINE, and Cochrane Central, and hand-searched relevant articles published through July 22, 2015. STUDY APPRAISAL AND(More)
Women with a ruminative style—a tendency to focus repetitively on the meaning, causes, and consequences of their distress—were hypothesized to delay seeking a diagnosis from a healthcare professional for a potentially dangerous breast symptom relative to women without a ruminative style. In Study 1, 147 female “ruminators” and “non–ruminators” read a(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last three decades, cesarean section (CS) rates have been rising around the world despite no associated improvement in maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. The role of women's preferences for mode of delivery in contributing to the high CS rate remains controversial; however these preferences are difficult to assess, as they(More)
BACKGROUND Unrecognized or untreated injury in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may develop anterior column spinal pseudoarthrosis with an open wedge bone defect. The methods of surgical treatment are controversial. Combined anterior and posterior stabilizations or posterior instrumentation with osteoclasis are beneficial as shown in an existing(More)
Women with a ruminative style – a tendency to focus repetitively on the meaning, causes, and consequences of their distress – were hypothesized to delay seeking a diagnosis from a healthcare professional for a potentially dangerous breast symptom than women without a ruminative style. In Study 1, 147 female “ruminators” and “non-ruminators” read a vignette(More)
Approximately 100 to 200 infants annually in the United States are infected with HIV (CDC, 2007). Most were born to mothers who were unaware of their infected HIV status or who did not receive preventative services during their pregnancy to reduce transmission rates. Therefore, in 2006, the CDC updated its guidelines for screening of various populations for(More)
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