Amber Dillon

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OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to explore a cost-saving measure for diabetes screening by using glucometer testing on venous whole blood obtained after a 1-hour glucose challenge test. Glucometer results falling above an upper threshold would predict abnormal plasma values and mandate a glucose tolerance test; results below the lower threshold would predict(More)
Despite the importance of the subject, the effects of nicotine on the interplay between affect and attentional bias are not clear. This interplay was assessed with a novel design of the Primed Attentional Competition Task (PACT). It included a 200-ms duration emotional priming picture (negative, positive, or neutral) followed by a dual-target picture of two(More)
Our purpose was to compare baseline hemodynamic parameters of mild and severe preeclampsia. Patients admitted to the Medical University Labor and Delivery Unit with the diagnosis of preeclampsia who had not received prior antihypertensive or magnesium sulfate therapy were recruited for noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring with thoracic electrical(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether intrauterine sound pressure levels produced by vibroacoustic stimulation were associated with distance from an intrauterine hydrophone in human parturients and to evaluate the effects of distance on the spectrum of the stimulus. STUDY DESIGN Measurements of intrauterine sound were taken in eight(More)
The authors tested the hypothesis that the effects of nicotine on affect are moderated by the presence or absence of emotionally positive and negative stimuli and by attentional choice to avoid attending to emotionally negative stimuli. Thirty-two habitual smokers were assigned to tasks allowing attentional freedom to look back and forth at 2 simultaneously(More)
The benefits of breast-feeding on newborn and infant health and for the maternal-infant relationship are well established. It is a failing of health care providers that breast-feeding is too frequently interrupted because of unfounded concerns over the potential adverse effects of concurrent drug therapy in the nursing mother. An overwhelming minority of(More)
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