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    Frank Attenello, MD, MS

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentNeurological Surgery
    AddressHCT 1520 San Pablo St
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
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      1. Bakhsheshian J, Kim PE, Attenello F. Intramedullary Cervical Spinal Cord Abscess. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul 05. PMID: 28688992.
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      2. Donoho DA, Wen T, Liu J, Zarabi H, Christian E, Cen S, Zada G, McComb JG, Krieger MD, Mack WJ, Attenello F. The effect of NACHRI children's hospital designation on outcome in pediatric malignant brain tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 20(2):149-157. PMID: 28574315.
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      3. Bakhsheshian J, Jin DL, Chang KE, Strickland BA, Donoho DA, Cen S, Mack WJ, Attenello F, Christian EA, Zada G. Risk factors associated with the surgical management of craniopharyngiomas in pediatric patients: analysis of 1961 patients from a national registry database. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Dec; 41(6):E8. PMID: 27903117.
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      4. Attenello F, Mack WJ. Pitfalls of administrative database analysis are evident when assessing the 'weekend effect' in stroke. Evid Based Med. 2017 Mar; 22(1):35. PMID: 27815303.
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      5. Attenello F, Tuchman A, Christian EA, Wen T, Chang KE, Nallapa S, Cen SY, Mack WJ, Krieger MD, McComb JG. Infection rate correlated with time to repair of open neural tube defects (myelomeningoceles): an institutional and national study. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Sep; 32(9):1675-81. PMID: 27444296.
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      6. Strickland BA, Attenello F, Russin JJ. Extracranial to intracranial bypass for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms in the pediatric population. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Dec; 34:6-10. PMID: 27430415.
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      7. Fujii T, Moriel G, Kramer DR, Attenello F, Zada G. Prognostic factors of early outcome and discharge status in patients undergoing surgical intervention following traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Sep; 31:152-6. PMID: 27424129.
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      8. Liu SJ, Nowakowski TJ, Pollen AA, Lui JH, Horlbeck MA, Attenello F, He D, Weissman JS, Kriegstein AR, Diaz AA, Lim DA. Single-cell analysis of long non-coding RNAs in the developing human neocortex. Genome Biol. 2016 Apr 14; 17:67. PMID: 27081004; PMCID: PMC4831157.
      9. Jin DL, Christian EA, Attenello F, Melamed E, Cen S, Krieger MD, McComb JG, Mack WJ. Cross-Sectional Analysis on Racial and Economic Disparities Affecting Mortality in Preterm Infants with Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus. World Neurosurg. 2016 Apr; 88:399-410. PMID: 26732967.
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      10. Ramos AD, Attenello F, Lim DA. Uncovering the roles of long noncoding RNAs in neural development and glioma progression. Neurosci Lett. 2016 Jun 20; 625:70-9. PMID: 26733304.
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      11. Christian EA, Jin DL, Attenello F, Wen T, Cen S, Mack WJ, Krieger MD, McComb JG. Trends in hospitalization of preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage and hydrocephalus in the United States, 2000-2010. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 17(3):260-9. PMID: 26544084.
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      12. Attenello F, Christian E, Wen T, Cen S, Zada G, Kiehna EN, Krieger MD, McComb JG, Mack WJ. Reevaluating the weekend effect on patients with hydrocephalus undergoing operative shunt intervention. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Nov 06; 1-7. PMID: 26544080.
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      13. Attenello F, Amar AP, Liu C, Apuzzo ML. Theoretical Basis of Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Prog Neurol Surg. 2015; 29:20-8. PMID: 26393349.
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      14. Attenello F, Wen T, Huang C, Cen S, Mack WJ, Acosta FL. Evaluation of weekend admission on the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions in patients receiving thoracolumbar fusions. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Aug; 22(8):1349-54. PMID: 26055958.
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      15. Attenello F, Wen T, Cen SY, Ng A, Kim-Tenser M, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. Incidence of "never events" among weekend admissions versus weekday admissions to US hospitals: national analysis. BMJ. 2015 Apr 15; 350:h1460. PMID: 25876878; PMCID: PMC4398994.
      16. Wen T, Attenello F, Wu B, Ng A, Cen SY, Mack WJ. The july effect: an analysis of never events in the nationwide inpatient sample. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jul; 10(7):432-8. PMID: 25828426.
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      17. Attenello F, Ng A, Wen T, Cen SY, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Zada G, Krieger MD, McComb JG, Mack WJ. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in outcomes following pediatric cerebrospinal fluid shunt procedures. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 15(6):560-6. PMID: 25791773.
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      18. Attenello F, Reid P, Wen T, Cen S, Kim-Tenser M, Sanossian N, Russin J, Amar A, Giannotta S, Mack WJ, Tenser M. Evaluation of time to aneurysm treatment following subarachnoid hemorrhage: comparison of patients treated with clipping versus coiling. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Apr; 8(4):373-7. PMID: 25765950.
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      19. Wen T, Pease M, Attenello F, Tuchman A, Donoho D, Cen S, Mack WJ, Acosta FL. Evaluation of Effect of Weekend Admission on the Prevalence of Hospital-Acquired Conditions in Patients Receiving Cervical Fusions. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jul; 84(1):58-68. PMID: 25731795.
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      20. Attenello F, Mack WJ. Going Big to Explore the Detail. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jun; 83(6):1041-3. PMID: 25725164.
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      21. Attenello F, Wang K, Wen T, Cen SY, Kim-Tenser M, Amar AP, Sanossian N, Giannotta SL, Mack WJ. Health disparities in time to aneurysm clipping/coiling among aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: a national study. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1071-6. PMID: 25175276.
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      22. Wen T, Attenello F, He S, Cen Y, Kim-Tenser MA, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in incidence of hospital-acquired complications following cerebrovascular procedures. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jul; 75(1):43-50. PMID: 24662507.
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      23. Wen T, He S, Attenello F, Cen SY, Kim-Tenser M, Adamczyk P, Amar AP, Sanossian N, Mack WJ. The impact of patient age and comorbidities on the occurrence of "never events" in cerebrovascular surgery: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Neurosurg. 2014 Sep; 121(3):580-6. PMID: 24972123.
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      24. Lee B, Attenello F, Liu CY, McLoughlin MP, Apuzzo ML. Recapitulating flesh with silicon and steel: advancements in upper extremity robotic prosthetics. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):730-41. PMID: 24631910.
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      25. Attenello F, Lee B, Yu C, Liu CY, Apuzzo ML. Supplementing the neurosurgical virtuoso: evolution of automation from mythology to operating room adjunct. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):719-29. PMID: 24631913.
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      26. North RB, Recinos VR, Attenello F, Shipley J, Long DM. Prevention of percutaneous spinal cord stimulation electrode migration: a 15-year experience. Neuromodulation. 2014 Oct; 17(7):670-6; discussion 676-7. PMID: 24512097.
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      27. Attenello F, Adamczyk P, Wen G, He S, Zhang K, Russin JJ, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to mechanical revascularization procedures for acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Feb; 23(2):327-34. PMID: 23680690; PMCID: PMC4467551.
      28. Tuchman A, Khalessi AA, Attenello F, Amar AP, Zada G. Delayed cavernous carotid artery pseudoaneurysm caused by absorbable plate following transsphenoidal surgery: case report and review of the literature. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2013 Jun; 74(1):10-6. PMID: 23943714; PMCID: PMC3713556.
      29. Russin JJ, Attenello F, Amar AP, Liu CY, Apuzzo ML, Hsieh PC. Computed tomography for clearance of cervical spine injury in the unevaluable patient. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):405-13. PMID: 23321374.
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      30. Adamczyk P, Attenello F, Wen G, He S, Russin J, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. Mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: utilization variances and impact of procedural volume on inpatient mortality. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Nov; 22(8):1263-9. PMID: 23017430; PMCID: PMC4085991.
      31. Taghva A, Attenello F, Zada G, Khalessi AA, Hsieh PC. Minimally invasive posterior atlantoaxial fusion: a cadaveric and clinical feasibility study. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):414-21. PMID: 22381857.
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      32. Guerrero-Cazares H, Attenello F, Noiman L, Quiñones-Hinojosa A. Stem cells in gliomas. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 104:63-73. PMID: 22230436.
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      33. Attenello F, Raza SM, Dimeco F, Olivi A. Chemotherapy for brain tumors with polymer drug delivery. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 104:339-53. PMID: 22230452.
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      34. Omeis IA, Dhir M, Sciubba DM, Gottfried ON, McGirt MJ, Attenello F, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL. Postoperative surgical site infections in patients undergoing spinal tumor surgery: incidence and risk factors. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 01; 36(17):1410-9. PMID: 21240050.
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      35. Pham MH, Attenello F, Lucas J, He S, Stapleton CJ, Hsieh PC. Conservative management of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. A review. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E2. PMID: 21434818.
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      36. Stapleton CJ, Pham MH, Attenello F, Hsieh PC. Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: genetics and pathophysiology. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E6. PMID: 21434822.
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      37. Attenello F, Garces-Ambrossi GL, Zaidi HA, Sciubba DM, Jallo GI. Hospital costs associated with shunt infections in patients receiving antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters versus standard shunt catheters. Neurosurgery. 2010 Feb; 66(2):284-9; discussion 289. PMID: 20087127.
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      38. Guzzo TJ, Magheli A, Bivalacqua TJ, Nielsen ME, Attenello F, Schoenberg MP, Gonzalgo ML. Pathological upstaging during radical cystectomy is associated with worse recurrence-free survival in patients with bacillus Calmette-Guerin-refractory bladder cancer. Urology. 2009 Dec; 74(6):1276-80. PMID: 19758684.
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      39. Raza SM, Conway JE, Li KW, Attenello F, Boahene K, Subramanian P, Quinones-Hinojosa A. A modified frontal-nasal-orbital approach to midline lesions of the anterior cranial fossa and skull base: technical note with case illustrations. Neurosurg Rev. 2010 Jan; 33(1):63-70. PMID: 19727873.
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      40. Samuels R, McGirt MJ, Attenello F, Garcés Ambrossi GL, Singh N, Solakoglu C, Weingart JD, Carson BS, Jallo GI. Incidence of symptomatic retethering after surgical management of pediatric tethered cord syndrome with or without duraplasty. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Sep; 25(9):1085-9. PMID: 19418057.
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      41. McGirt MJ, Than KD, Weingart JD, Chaichana KL, Attenello F, Olivi A, Laterra J, Kleinberg LR, Grossman SA, Brem H, Quiñones-Hinojosa A. Gliadel (BCNU) wafer plus concomitant temozolomide therapy after primary resection of glioblastoma multiforme. J Neurosurg. 2009 Mar; 110(3):583-8. PMID: 19046047; PMCID: PMC4856017.
      42. McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Gathinji M, Attenello F, Than K, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Brem H, Quiñones-Hinojosa AR. Independent association of extent of resection with survival in patients with malignant brain astrocytoma. J Neurosurg. 2009 Jan; 110(1):156-62. PMID: 18847342.
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      43. Alphs HH, Miles-Thomas J, Attenello F, Taube JM, Fonseca G, Guzzo TJ, Schoenberg MP, Bivalacqua TJ. Presentation and management of a patient with subcutaneous metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2008 Dec; 5(12):691-4. PMID: 19002126.
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      44. Parker SL, Attenello F, Sciubba DM, Garces-Ambrossi GL, Ahn E, Weingart J, Carson B, Jallo GI. Comparison of shunt infection incidence in high-risk subgroups receiving antibiotic-impregnated versus standard shunts. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jan; 25(1):77-83; discussion 85. PMID: 18985357.
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      45. McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Attenello F, Weingart JD, Than K, Burger PC, Olivi A, Brem H, Quinoñes-Hinojosa A. Extent of surgical resection is independently associated with survival in patients with hemispheric infiltrating low-grade gliomas. Neurosurgery. 2008 Oct; 63(4):700-7; author reply 707-8. PMID: 18981880.
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      46. Gathinji M, McGirt MJ, Attenello F, Chaichana KL, Than K, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Association of preoperative depression and survival after resection of malignant brain astrocytoma. Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar; 71(3):299-303, discussion 303. PMID: 18786716.
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      47. Attenello F, McGirt MJ, Garcés-Ambrossi GL, Chaichana KL, Carson B, Jallo GI. Suboccipital decompression for Chiari I malformation: outcome comparison of duraplasty with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene dural substitute versus pericranial autograft. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Feb; 25(2):183-90. PMID: 18769929.
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      48. McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Gathinji M, Attenello F, Than K, Ruiz AJ, Olivi A, Quiñones-Hinojosa A. Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with decreased survival after primary resection of malignant brain astrocytomas. Neurosurgery. 2008 Aug; 63(2):286-91; discussion 291. PMID: 18797358.
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      49. Attenello F, Mukherjee D, Datoo G, McGirt MJ, Bohan E, Weingart JD, Olivi A, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Brem H. Use of Gliadel (BCNU) wafer in the surgical treatment of malignant glioma: a 10-year institutional experience. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Oct; 15(10):2887-93. PMID: 18636295.
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      50. McGirt MJ, Attenello F, Datoo G, Gathinji M, Atiba A, Weingart JD, Carson B, Jallo GI. Intraoperative ultrasonography as a guide to patient selection for duraplasty after suboccipital decompression in children with Chiari malformation Type I. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jul; 2(1):52-7. PMID: 18590396.
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      51. Attenello F, McGirt MJ, Atiba A, Gathinji M, Datoo G, Weingart J, Carson B, Jallo GI. Suboccipital decompression for Chiari malformation-associated scoliosis: risk factors and time course of deformity progression. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 1(6):456-60. PMID: 18518696.
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      52. Attenello F, McGirt MJ, Gathinji M, Datoo G, Atiba A, Weingart J, Carson B, Jallo GI. Outcome of Chiari-associated syringomyelia after hindbrain decompression in children: analysis of 49 consecutive cases. Neurosurgery. 2008 Jun; 62(6):1307-13; discussion 1313. PMID: 18824997.
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      53. McGirt MJ, Attenello F, Atiba A, Garces-Ambrossi G, Datoo G, Weingart JD, Carson B, Jallo GI. Symptom recurrence after suboccipital decompression for pediatric Chiari I malformation: analysis of 256 consecutive cases. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Nov; 24(11):1333-9. PMID: 18516609.
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      54. Chaichana KL, McGirt MJ, Frazier J, Attenello F, Guerrero-Cazares H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Relationship of glioblastoma multiforme to the lateral ventricles predicts survival following tumor resection. J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep; 89(2):219-24. PMID: 18458819.
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      55. McGirt MJ, Attenello F, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Endoscopic transcervical odontoidectomy for pediatric basilar invagination and cranial settling. Report of 4 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Apr; 1(4):337-42. PMID: 18377313.
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      56. McGirt MJ, Atiba A, Attenello F, Wasserman BA, Datoo G, Gathinji M, Carson B, Weingart JD, Jallo GI. Correlation of hindbrain CSF flow and outcome after surgical decompression for Chiari I malformation. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jul; 24(7):833-40. PMID: 18205006.
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      57. McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Atiba A, Attenello F, Yao KC, Jallo GI. Resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children: assessment of long-term motor and sensory deficits. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jan; 1(1):63-7. PMID: 18352805.
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      58. McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Attenello F, Witham T, Bydon A, Yao KC, Jallo GI. Spinal deformity after resection of cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jun; 24(6):735-9. PMID: 17968557.
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      59. McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Atiba A, Attenello F, Woodworth GF, Jallo GI. Neurological outcome after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jan; 24(1):93-7. PMID: 17665203.
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      60. Eakin CM, Attenello F, Morgan CJ, Miranker AD. Oligomeric assembly of native-like precursors precedes amyloid formation by beta-2 microglobulin. Biochemistry. 2004 Jun 22; 43(24):7808-15. PMID: 15196023.
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      61. Stern EA, Bacskai BJ, Hickey GA, Attenello F, Lombardo JA, Hyman BT. Cortical synaptic integration in vivo is disrupted by amyloid-beta plaques. J Neurosci. 2004 May 12; 24(19):4535-40. PMID: 15140924.
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      62. Lyons C, Beharry K, Akmal Y, Attenello F, Nageotte MP. In vitro response of prostaglandin E2 receptor (EP3) in the term pregnant rat uterus and cervix to misoprostol. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2003 Jan; 70(3-4):317-29. PMID: 12611496.
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