Alexandra Fuller

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Profiling studies using microarrays to measure messenger RNA (mRNA) expression frequently identify long lists of differentially expressed genes. Differential expression is often validated using real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) assays. In conventional real-time RT-PCR assays, expression is normalized to a control, or housekeeping gene. However,(More)
We report on bloodstream infection (BSI) rates, risk factors, and outcome in a cohort of 298 adult and pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital from September 1999 through June 2003. Methods. Prospective surveillance study. BSI rates are reported per 10,000 HSCT days. Date of engraftment is(More)
A subunit antigenoid vaccine, Ac NFU1 (S-) MRC, was used to prevent primary herpes genitalis in 60 subjects considered to be at risk of this infection. There was no evidence of serious local or general side effects. Neutralising antibody responses were detected in 59% and 90% of subjects receiving the low and high doses of vaccine respectively;(More)
The preparation and early clinical experience with "antigenoid" vaccine Ac NFU1(S-) MRC is described. A neutralising antibody response against both type 1 and type 2 herpes simplex virus was stimulated in 19 of 21 and 25 of 60 patients who received the high and low dosage of vaccine, respectively: immunoprecipitating antibody against type-common virus(More)
A subunit antigenoid vaccine, Ac NFU1 (S-) MRC 5, was used in patients who had had a clinical episode of herpes genitalis. The rate of recurrence was compared with that in unvaccinated patients to determine the efficacy of vaccination in preventing recurrence and spread of the virus in the community. Seven of 22 (31%) vaccinated patients had eight(More)
Porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD) encompasses a group of syndromes linked to infection with porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). Based on the hypothesis that the immune responses to vaccination versus infection are quantitatively and qualitatively different, the objective of this study was to evaluate immunity, virus replication and disease(More)
A procedure to improve interdepartmental communication and documentation of antibiotic serum sampling data for pharmacokinetic evaluation will be presented. A prospective audit by the Pharmacokinetic Service revealed that approximately 40% of all antibiotic serum levels were improperly drawn resulting in unsuitable specimens and erroneous serum(More)
The apparent increasing incidence of herpes simplex virus infections of the genital tract has focused attention on the efficacy of vaccination in preventing infection or modifying established disease. Results of an 'open trial' using a DNA-free inactivated virus subunit vaccine have shown that vaccination of subjects at risk of contracting infection from(More)
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