Xiu Yan Zhao

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Seizures are common among critically ill children, but their relationship to outcome remains unclear. We sought to quantify the relationship between electrographic seizure burden and short-term neurological outcome, while controlling for diagnosis and illness severity. Furthermore, we sought to determine whether there is a seizure burden threshold above(More)
OBJECTIVE Meta-analytic studies have not confirmed that involving parents in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxious children is therapeutically beneficial. There is also great heterogeneity in the type of parental involvement included. We investigated parental involvement focused on contingency management (CM) and transfer of control (TC) as a(More)
BACKGROUND Recruitment of women in the periconceptional period to clinical studies using traditional advertising through medical establishments is difficult and slow. Given the widespread use of the internet as a source for medical information and research, we analyze the impact of social media in the second phase of an ongoing randomized, open-label(More)
RATIONALE Knowing trends in and forecasting hospitalization and emergency department visit rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can enable health care providers, hospitals, and health care decision makers to plan for the future. OBJECTIVES We conducted a time-series analysis using health care administrative data from the Province of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to identify clinical and radiological predictors of activities of daily living (ADL) outcomes in children with cerebellar atrophy. METHOD Over a period of 5 years, we evaluated 44 participants (25 males, 19 females) children with confirmed cerebellar atrophy using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The median age at the time(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is a significant risk factor for major adverse events during anesthesia, with a reported incidence of 5% to 7%, secondary to acute pulmonary hypertensive crises or right ventricular ischemia. Newer therapies for treating PHT have reduced mortality. In this single-center study, we investigated the frequency of major(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Medical education relies heavily on workplace learning where trainees are educated through their clinical experience. Few studies have explored trainees' perceptions of the educational value of these patient care experiences. The aim of this study was to identify pediatric patient characteristics that medical trainees perceive as(More)
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