Caroline Parker

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Wearable computers have the potential to support our memory, facilitate our creativity, our communication and augment our physical senses [15] but, like email and cell-phones, they also have the potential to interrupt, displace or downgrade our social interactions. This paper presents the results of a simple laboratory-based study which examines the impact(More)
Occupational exposures to pyrethroids have been associated with skin sensory effects characterized by transient itching/tingling sensations. This effect had not been detected in "Draize" skin irritation tests and exists in the absence of visible skin irritation. The objective of this investigation was to develop an animal model to study this phenomenon.(More)
Although passive stretching is widely used, the parameters of stretching necessary to achieve a lasting length have not been determined. This study investigated the lasting effects of one bout of two 15-second passive stretches on ankle dorsiflexion range of motion. Conducting this study was important because, while it focused on a sufficient minimum(More)
The predictable pharmacokinetic drug interaction between clozapine and rifampicin is listed in most standard reference texts but little detail is given or emphasis on its clinical significance. The interaction is based on theoretical knowledge of both drugs; to date just two case reports have been published. This article describes a third case demonstrating(More)
Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) experience among the highest rates of HIV infection in the United States. We conducted a community-based ethnography in New York City to identify the structural and environmental factors that influence BMSMs vulnerability to HIV and their engagement with HIV prevention services. Methods included participant observation(More)
Adverse cutaneous reactions are one of the most frequent types of adverse drug reactions, and have been reported with a wide range of psychotropics including typical and atypical antipsychotics. However the majority of adverse cutaneous reactions are relatively minor, and severe reactions are relatively rare. Aripiprazole is a third-generation atypical(More)