Joshua A Hirsch

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Midterm clinical experience with a complex-shaped detachable platinum coil system for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms: Trufill DCS Orbit detachable coil system registry interim results
    Joshua A Hirsch
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02214, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 18:1487-94. 2007
  2. pmc Explosive growth of facet joint interventions in the Medicare population in the United States: a comparative evaluation of 1997, 2002, and 2006 data
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti
    Pain Management Center of Paducah, 2831 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY, 42003, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:84. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy for the contained herniated lumbar disc: a systematic assessment of evidence
    Joshua A Hirsch
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pain Physician 12:601-20. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Elderly patients are at higher risk for poor outcomes after intra-arterial therapy
    Ronil V Chandra
    Department of Radiology, Divisions of Interventional, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Stroke 43:2356-61. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Assessing variability in neurointerventional practice patterns for acute ischemic stroke
    Brijesh Mehta
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:i52-7. 2013
  6. pmc Prestroke dementia is associated with poor outcomes after reperfusion therapy among elderly stroke patients
    Katharina M Busl
    Stroke Service, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:718-24. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Infarct volume is a pivotal biomarker after intra-arterial stroke therapy
    Albert J Yoo
    Departments of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Stroke 43:1323-30. 2012
  8. pmc CT angiography source images acquired with a fast-acquisition protocol overestimate infarct core on diffusion weighted images in acute ischemic stroke
    Albert J Yoo
    Division of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    J Neuroimaging 22:329-35. 2012
  9. pmc Predictors of functional outcome vary by the hemisphere of involvement in major ischemic stroke treated with intra-arterial therapy: a retrospective cohort study
    Albert J Yoo
    Neuroradiology Division, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    BMC Neurol 10:25. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Diffusion weighted imaging reversibility in the brainstem following successful recanalization of acute basilar artery occlusion
    Albert J Yoo
    Department of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 2:195-7. 2010

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Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Midterm clinical experience with a complex-shaped detachable platinum coil system for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms: Trufill DCS Orbit detachable coil system registry interim results
    Joshua A Hirsch
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02214, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 18:1487-94. 2007
    ..To report an interim analysis of the registry data and evaluate the performance of Trufill DCS Orbit coils in terms of the stability of initial aneurysmal occlusion...
  2. pmc Explosive growth of facet joint interventions in the Medicare population in the United States: a comparative evaluation of 1997, 2002, and 2006 data
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti
    Pain Management Center of Paducah, 2831 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY, 42003, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:84. 2010
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine trends of frequency and cost of facet joint interventions in managing spinal pain...
  3. ncbi request reprint Automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy for the contained herniated lumbar disc: a systematic assessment of evidence
    Joshua A Hirsch
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pain Physician 12:601-20. 2009
    ..However, there is a paucity of evidence for all decompression techniques, specifically alternative techniques including automated and laser discectomy...
  4. doi request reprint Elderly patients are at higher risk for poor outcomes after intra-arterial therapy
    Ronil V Chandra
    Department of Radiology, Divisions of Interventional, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Stroke 43:2356-61. 2012
    ..We compare safety and clinical outcomes of multimodal IAT in elderly versus nonelderly patients and investigate differences in baseline health and disability as possible explanatory factors...
  5. doi request reprint Assessing variability in neurointerventional practice patterns for acute ischemic stroke
    Brijesh Mehta
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:i52-7. 2013
    ..There are minimal data and guidelines for treatment indications and performance standards. We aimed to gain a better understanding of real-world practice patterns for IAT...
  6. pmc Prestroke dementia is associated with poor outcomes after reperfusion therapy among elderly stroke patients
    Katharina M Busl
    Stroke Service, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:718-24. 2013
    ..In elderly acute stroke patients, reperfusion therapy is often withheld. We sought to determine whether prestroke dementia contributed to poor outcomes after reperfusion therapy in these patients...
  7. doi request reprint Infarct volume is a pivotal biomarker after intra-arterial stroke therapy
    Albert J Yoo
    Departments of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Stroke 43:1323-30. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc CT angiography source images acquired with a fast-acquisition protocol overestimate infarct core on diffusion weighted images in acute ischemic stroke
    Albert J Yoo
    Division of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    J Neuroimaging 22:329-35. 2012
    ..We sought to test this relationship using our current CTA protocol optimized for faster scan acquisition...
  9. pmc Predictors of functional outcome vary by the hemisphere of involvement in major ischemic stroke treated with intra-arterial therapy: a retrospective cohort study
    Albert J Yoo
    Neuroradiology Division, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    BMC Neurol 10:25. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize the impact of stroke lateralization on both functional outcome and its predictors in a well-defined population of anterior circulation proximal artery occlusions treated with IAT...
  10. doi request reprint Diffusion weighted imaging reversibility in the brainstem following successful recanalization of acute basilar artery occlusion
    Albert J Yoo
    Department of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 2:195-7. 2010
    ..The degree of apparent diffusion coefficient reduction on pretreatment MRI may not adequately identify which DWI abnormal brainstem tissue is potentially reversible...
  11. doi request reprint Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous acetabuloplasty
    Amar C Gupta
    Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 4:134-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous acetabuloplasty in treating the pain and disability related to metastatic lesions of the acetabulum...
  12. doi request reprint Safety of full-dose intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator followed by multimodal endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke
    Raul G Nogueira
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:298-301. 2013
    ..A study was undertaken to establish whether treatment with a standard intravenous t-PA dose (0.9 mg/kg) followed by multimodal endovascular therapy would have a similar safety profile to reduced dose (0.6 mg/kg) bridging therapy...
  13. doi request reprint ONYX versus n-BCA for embolization of cranial dural arteriovenous fistulas
    James David Rabinov
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:306-10. 2013
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Trufill n-BCA) versus ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (ONYX) for the embolization of cranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF)...
  14. pmc Clot length distribution and predictors in anterior circulation stroke: implications for intra-arterial therapy
    Shervin Kamalian
    From the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA S K, L T M, S R P, J A H, M H L, A J Y and Penumbra, Inc, Alameda, CA M A, S P S, A B
    Stroke 44:3553-6. 2013
    ..To understand the prevalence of such clots, we sought to determine the distribution and predictors of clot lengths in consecutive anterior circulation proximal artery occlusions...
  15. pmc Implementation of a patient selection protocol for intra-arterial therapy increases treatment rates in patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Natalia S Rost
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:i44-7. 2013
    ..The degree of protocol adoption and treatment rates associated with implementation of a service-wide patient selection IAT protocol were assessed...
  16. pmc Acute ischemic stroke: infarct core estimation on CT angiography source images depends on CT angiography protocol
    Benjamin Pulli
    Division of Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, Gray 241, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 262:593-604. 2012
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  17. doi request reprint Palliation of compression fractures in cancer patients by vertebral augmentation: a retrospective analysis
    Ruchira M Jha
    Department of Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 2:221-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of vertebral augmentation (VA) in cancer patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint The use of vertebral augmentation and external beam radiation therapy in the multimodal management of malignant vertebral compression fractures
    Ariel E Hirsch
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Pain Physician 14:447-58. 2011
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  19. doi request reprint Onyx embolization for the treatment of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae: initial experience with long-term follow-up. Technical case report
    Raul G Nogueira
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:E197-8; discussion E198. 2009
    ..We report our initial experience with Onyx embolization in the treatment of SDAVFs...
  20. ncbi request reprint The use of advanced imaging and representation of workers compensation in vertebral augmentation: a single-center comparison with the INVEST Trial
    Akriti P Saxena
    Tufts Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Pain Physician 16:E391-6. 2013
    ..During the summer of 2009, the INVEST trial was one of 2 randomized controlled studies that reported equivalence between vertebroplasty and a control procedure. ..
  21. doi request reprint Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke: current indications
    Albert J Yoo
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 15:33-40. 2012
    ..Anterior circulation strokes represent the primary focus of this review...
  22. pmc MRI-based selection for intra-arterial stroke therapy: value of pretreatment diffusion-weighted imaging lesion volume in selecting patients with acute stroke who will benefit from early recanalization
    Albert J Yoo
    Department of Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Gray 241, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Stroke 40:2046-54. 2009
    ..In patients with initial infarcts <70 cm(3), we sought to determine what effect recanalization and time to recanalization had on infarct growth and functional outcome...
  23. doi request reprint Reversible parkinsonism after treatment of dural arteriovenous fistula
    Raul G Nogueira
    Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology Section, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neuroimaging 19:183-4. 2009
    ..We now report a case of parkinsonian syndrome reversed by treatment of a dural arteriovenous malformation...
  24. doi request reprint CT angiography-source image hypoattenuation predicts clinical outcome in posterior circulation strokes treated with intra-arterial therapy
    Pamela W Schaefer
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Stroke 39:3107-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to correlate CT angiography-source image (CTA-SI) parenchymal hypoattenuation with clinical outcome in patients with vertebrobasilar occlusion treated with intra-arterial thrombolysis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Component coding and the neurointerventionalist: a tale with an end
    Joshua A Hirsch
    Neuroendovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:615-9. 2013
    ..Unfortunately, history has shown that when bundled codes have been reviewed at the RUC, there has been a trend to lower overall RVU value for the combined service compared with the sum of the values of the separate services. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous sacroplasty
    Amar C Gupta
    Department of Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 4:385-9. 2012
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  27. doi request reprint The Penumbra Stroke System: a technical review
    Albert J Yoo
    Department of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02214, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 4:199-205. 2012
    ..The aim of this technical review is to convey various tips and tricks learnt from this experience...
  28. doi request reprint Effects of a music intervention on patients undergoing cerebral angiography: a pilot study
    Teresa L Vanderboom
    Interventional Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 4:229-33. 2012
    ..To test the effect of a music intervention on procedural anxiety, stress response and medication requirements in participants with a cerebral aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (AVM) undergoing cerebral angiography...
  29. doi request reprint Novel use of onyx for treatment of intracranial vertebral artery dissection
    Daniel C Oh
    Department of Interventional Neuroradiology Endovascular Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 4:31-3. 2012
    ..There were no embolic complications. During the 3 month hospital stay, there was no rebleeding. The patient was discharged to skilled nursing facility and was lost to follow-up...
  30. ncbi request reprint The RUC: a primer for neurointerventionalists
    Joshua A Hirsch
    Neuroendovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 6:61-4. 2014
    ..The RUC then submits its recommendations to CMS. Physicians have thus been important in determining relative value and hence payment for the services they provide. ..
  31. doi request reprint Lateral sacral artery aneurysm of the lumbar spine: hemorrhage resulting in cauda equina syndrome
    Raul G Nogueira
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 2:399-401. 2010
    ..To describe the effective treatment of a ruptured lateral sacral artery aneurysm presenting as a spinal epidural hematoma...
  32. doi request reprint Evaluation of dual-energy CT for differentiating intracerebral hemorrhage from iodinated contrast material staining
    Rajiv Gupta
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Neuroradiology GRB 273A, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 257:205-11. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) in the differentiation of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) from iodinated contrast material in patients who received contrast material via intraarterial or intravenous delivery...
  33. doi request reprint Introduction to radiation safety and monitoring
    John J Cuaron
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 8:259-64. 2011
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  34. doi request reprint Trabecular structure analysis using C-arm CT: comparison with MDCT and flat-panel volume CT
    Catherine M Phan
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroradiology, GRB 273A, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Skeletal Radiol 40:1065-72. 2011
    ..This paper assesses interscan, interreader, and intrareader variability of C-arm CT and compares it to that of flat-panel volume-CT (fpVCT) and high-definition multi-detector-CT (HD-MDCT)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Intradiscal therapies for discogenic pain
    Stuart R Pomerantz
    Department of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 10:125-35. 2006
    ..Other novel intradiscal therapies are emerging for percutaneous treatment of discogenic pain and await more widespread clinical evaluation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Persistent nonfused segments of the basilar artery: longitudinal versus axial nonfusion
    Brian L Hoh
    Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology Service, Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25:1194-6. 2004
    ..We report one case of persistent longitudinal nonfusion of the basilar artery in a 3-year-old boy and a case of persistent axial nonfusion of the basilar artery in a 43-year-old man...
  37. doi request reprint Sustainable growth rate 2013: time for definitive intervention
    Joshua A Hirsch
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02214, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:382-6. 2013
    ..A recent CBO estimate reduces the potential cost of a 10-year fix of SGR system to $138 billion. This has provided new hope for resolution of this long-standing issue...
  38. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography guidance for spinal intervention: basics of technique, pearls, and avoiding pitfalls
    Vincent M Timpone
    Department of Radiology, Division of Diagnostic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pain Physician 16:369-77. 2013
    ..This will contribute to increased technical success rates while reducing radiation dose to the patient and staff. ..
  39. doi request reprint Preclinical acute ischemic stroke modeling
    Manik Mehra
    Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 4:307-13. 2012
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  40. ncbi request reprint Vertebral augmentation complicated by perioperative addisonian crisis
    Alexander J Nemeth
    Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pain Physician 9:257-60. 2006
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Treatment of metastatic carcinoma to the hip with CT-guided percutaneous acetabuloplasty: report of four cases
    Bishnu H Sapkota
    Department of Radiology, Division of Neurointerventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 20:548-52. 2009
    ..The procedure was well tolerated by each patient without morbidity. PA appears to be a reasonable palliative procedure for painful and fragile hips associated with metastatic bone disease...
  42. doi request reprint Low-pressure balloon angioplasty with adjuvant pharmacological therapy in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by intracranial arterial occlusions
    Raul G Nogueira
    Department of Radiology, Endovascular Neurosurgery Interventional Neuroradiology Section, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Neuroradiology 50:331-40. 2008
    ..We report our experience using more compliant elastomer balloons for thrombus resistant to intraarterial (IA) pharmacological and mechanical thrombolysis in acute stroke...
  43. ncbi request reprint Polymethylmethacrylate and radioisotopes in vertebral augmentation: an explanation of underlying principles
    Ariel E Hirsch
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Pain Physician 12:887-91. 2009
    ..We believe that embedding radioisotopes in PMMA is merely a first step in the road of local treatment for symptomatic local lesions in the setting of systemic disease...
  44. ncbi request reprint Intra-arterial thrombolysis in patients treated with warfarin
    Italo Linfante
    Department of Radiology, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 19:133-5. 2005
  45. pmc Diagnostic Yield of Delayed Phase Imaging in CT Angiography of the Head and Neck: A Retrospective Study
    Debbie L Bennett
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e99020. 2014
    ..To evaluate how often delayed images, obtained during neurovascular CTA, provide unique information relative to early phase imaging alone...
  46. ncbi request reprint Imaging challenges of carotid artery in-stent restenosis
    Raffaella Pizzolato
    Department of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 6:32-41. 2014
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  47. doi request reprint Periprocedural blood pressure management in neurointerventional surgery
    Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi
    Department of Neurologic Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 3:66-73. 2011
    ..Also included are parameters for conditions typically encountered in the neurointerventional suite based on best available evidence, with reference to blood pressure management before, during and after neurointerventional therapy...
  48. doi request reprint Predictors of successful palliation of compression fractures with vertebral augmentation: single-center experience of 525 cases
    Ruchira M Jha
    Department of Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 20:760-8. 2009
    ..To determine the effectiveness of vertebral augmentation in relieving pain, differences in pain relief outcomes based on procedure type were investigated. Variables that potentially influence outcomes were identified...
  49. doi request reprint Radioisotopes and vertebral augmentation: dosimetric analysis of a novel approach for the treatment of malignant compression fractures
    Ariel E Hirsch
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Radiother Oncol 87:119-26. 2008
    ..Six therapeutic radioisotopes, uniformly mixed in a PMMA bolus, were investigated for their dosimetric properties...
  50. ncbi request reprint Position statement on percutaneous vertebral augmentation: a consensus statement developed by the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Society of Interventional Radiology, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congres
    Mary E Jensen
    Department of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 18:325-30. 2007