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INTRODUCTION Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) frequently co-occur. PSC is associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). However, whether PSC is associated with increased risk of extraintestinal cancers or affects mortality in an IBD cohort has not been examined previously. METHODS In a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare recanalization and reperfusion in terms of their predictive value for imaging outcomes (follow-up infarct volume, infarct growth, salvaged penumbra) and clinical outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-two patients admitted within 6 hours of stroke onset were(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract Introduction—Prior studies identifying patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) utilizing administrative codes have yielded inconsistent results. Our objective was to develop a robust electronic medical record (EMR) based(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D may have an immunologic role in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Retrospective studies suggested a weak association between vitamin D status and disease activity but have significant limitations. METHODS Using a multi-institution inflammatory bowel disease cohort, we identified all patients with CD and UC who had at(More)
OBJECTIVES Psychiatric comorbidity is common in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-related surgery or hospitalizations represent major events in the natural history of the disease. The objective of this study is to examine whether there is a difference in the risk of psychiatric comorbidity following surgery(More)
The goal of our study was to determine the interobserver variability between observers with different backgrounds and experience when interpreting computed tomography (CT) imaging features of traumatic brain injury (TBI). We retrospectively identified a consecutive series of 50 adult patients admitted at our institution with a suspicion of TBI, and(More)
This paper demonstrated a 5GSample/s track and hold amplifier with 65nm CMOS process. For 6bit ADC application, this work has over 42dBc of SFDR to offer a low distorted signal. The source-degenerated source-couple amplifier with peaking inductance is employed to expand the signal swing and bandwidth, while the power dissipation is maintained as low as(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether significant atherosclerotic disease in the carotid arteries predicts significant atherosclerotic disease in the coronary arteries, vertebral arteries, or aorta in patients with symptoms of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Atherosclerotic disease was imaged using CT angiography in a(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial vaginosis (BV) has been linked to female HIV acquisition and transmission. We investigated the effect of providing a latex diaphragm with Replens and condoms compared to condom only on BV prevalence among participants enrolled in an HIV prevention trial. METHODS We enrolled HIV-seronegative women and obtained a vaginal swab for(More)
BACKGROUND The lumbar range of motion has traditionally been used to assess disability in patients with low back disorders. Controversy exists about how movement ranges in static positions or in a single straight plane is related to the functional status of the patients. The trunk circumduction, as the result of neuromuscular coordination, is the integrated(More)