Cheryl Anne Jones

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OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of nurse staffing on selected adverse events hypothesized to be sensitive to nursing care between 1990 and 1996, after controlling for hospital characteristics. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING The yearly cross-sectional samples of hospital discharges for states participating in the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 1990-1996(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common virus causing disease and death in solid organ transplant recipients during the first six months post-transplant. Previous systematic reviews have demonstrated the efficacy of antiviral medications used prophylactically or pre-emptively in preventing CMV disease. In this review the efficacy of older agents(More)
Detailed molecular pathology studies and clinicopathological phenotyping of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS) with characterised mutations in the gene encoding Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) will yield important insights into the pathogenesis of motor neuron degeneration. An autopsy case is described with the mutation E100G (exon 4) of the(More)
An effective vaccine for genital herpes has been difficult to achieve because of the limited efficacy of subunit vaccines and the safety concerns about live viruses. As an alternative approach, mutant herpes simplex virus strains that are replication-defective can induce protective immunity. To increase the level of safety and to prove that replication was(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the range and extent of neurologic complications due to pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 infection (pH1N1'09) in children hospitalized with influenza. METHODS Active hospital-based surveillance in 6 Australian tertiary pediatric referral centers between June 1 and September 30, 2009, for children aged <15 years with(More)
The role individual skin dendritic cell (DC) subsets play in the immune response to HSV remains unclear. We investigated the effect of HSV on DC virus uptake, viability, and migration after cutaneous infection in vitro and in vivo. HSV increased the emigration of skin DCs from whole skin explants over 3 d postinfection (p.i.) compared with mock controls,(More)
An introductory clinical trial of the anti-oestrogenic agent IC146474 in late or recurrent carcinoma of the breast is described.Forty-six patients have been treated, of whom 10 have shown a good response. This is of the same order as that seen with oestrogens and androgens.The particular advantage of this drug is the low incidence of troublesome side(More)
Drosophila gurken mRNA is localized by dynein-mediated transport to a crescent near the oocyte nucleus, thus targeting the TGFalpha signal and forming the primary embryonic axes. Here, we show that gurken and the I factor, a non-LTR retrotransposon, share a small consensus RNA stem loop of defined secondary structure, which forms a conserved signal for(More)
HSV is an important neonatal pathogen. We defined the kinetics of the primary CTL response to HSV-2 in vivo in neonatal mice. Using a replication-defective HSV-2 virus, we demonstrate that neonates mount a primary HSV-specific CTL effector response in the draining LN, with delayed onset and shortened peak activity, in contrast to the rapid, strong response(More)
We have utilized glycan microarray technology to determine the receptor binding properties of early isolates from the recent 2009 H1N1 human pandemic (pdmH1N1), and compared them to North American swine influenza isolates from the same year, as well as past seasonal H1N1 human isolates. We showed that the pdmH1N1 strains, as well as the swine influenza(More)