Qingmei Jiang

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OBJECTIVE Aortic ulcerlike projections are focal, contrast-filled outpouchings projecting from the aortic lumen. Our aim was to document the CT findings and natural history of ulcerlike projections developing in patients with preexisting noncommunicating aortic dissection, including intramural hematoma or false lumen thrombosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS By(More)
INTRODUCTION Factors associated with cerebrovascular events (CVEs) after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been well defined in elderly patients (≥65 years). The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of CVEs after RFA in patients with AF ≥65 years old, in comparison to patients <65(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown race/ethnicity, particularly African American and/or Hispanic status, to be a predictor of overweight/obese status in children. However, these studies have failed to adjust for low socioeconomic status (SES). This study assessed whether race/ethnicity remained an independent predictor of childhood obesity when(More)
Clinicians commonly incorporate adolescents' self-reported suicidal ideation into formulations regarding adolescents' risk for suicide. Data are limited, however, regarding the extent to which adolescent boys' and girls' reports of suicidal ideation have clinically significant predictive validity in terms of subsequent suicidal behavior. This study examined(More)
PURPOSE Prospective longitudinal research is needed to examine associations between bullying behaviors and trajectories of suicidal ideation and behavior and overall functional impairment. The specific aims of the present study are to: (1) characterize differences in baseline functioning between acutely suicidal adolescents who are classified into bullying(More)
BACKGROUND Lifestyle interventions targeting the components of the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) have been demonstrated to be a cost-effective and suitable treatment strategy for reducing one's risk of developing coronary artery disease and diabetes. The optimal duration has not yet been defined. We sought to evaluate the incremental benefit of extending a(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined whether there were differences in depression and work function outcomes among primary care and specialty mental health patients treated by the Michigan Depression Outreach and Collaborative Care (M-DOCC), a depression care management program, developed by the University of Michigan Depression Center. In addition, we examined the(More)
All available direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are at least partially eliminated by the kidneys. These agents are increasingly being used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to identify changes in renal function and associated DOAC dosing implications in a multicenter cohort of(More)
OBJECTIVES We determined the sustainability of effects of a school-based intervention to improve health behaviors and cardiovascular risk factors among middle school children. METHODS We administered a questionnaire and health screenings to 5 schools in Ann Arbor and 2 schools in Ypsilanti, Michigan. We assessed demographics, physiological factors, diet,(More)
PURPOSE To compare cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors of black and non-black children participating in Project Healthy Schools (PHS), a school-based wellness program. DESIGN Participants were surveyed and participated in physiological screenings pre- and post-PHS intervention. SETTING Middle schools in 4 Michigan communities of varying(More)