Christine Hardy

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BACKGROUND Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is an Epstein-Barr virus-associated malignancy that occurs in the setting of pharmacologic immunosuppression after organ transplantation. With the increased use of organ transplantation and intensive immunosuppression, this disease is becoming more common. We explore reduction in(More)
A study was conducted in normal healthy C57BL/6 mice to determine the effect of method of blood collection on clinical pathology parameters and to provide value ranges for these parameters. Males and females were used and were randomly assigned to treatment groups based upon phlebotomy method. The blood was collected using one of four methods: intracardiac(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between bladder biopsy features and urinary symptoms for patients enrolled in the Interstitial Cystitis Database (ICDB) Study. Bladder biopsies were obtained during baseline screening in the ICDB Study and were evaluated for histopathologic features. Multivariable models for nighttime voiding(More)
PURPOSE This pilot study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of a multicenter, randomized, clinical trial in interstitial cystitis (IC). Secondary objectives were to evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), hydroxyzine, and the combination to consider their use in a larger randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS AND(More)
The efficacy and toxicity of donor leukocyte infusions (DLI) after unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is largely unknown. We identified 58 recipients of unrelated DLI (UDLI) for the treatment of relapsed disease from the National Marrow Donor Program database. A retrospective analysis was performed to determine response, toxicity, and(More)
We evaluated the response and toxicity of rituximab in the setting of progressive intermediate grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) after autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation (PSCT). Seven patients with a median age of 59 years (45-62), ECOG performance status 0-1, and CD20-positive diffuse large cell lymphoma with progression after PSCT were(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is known to be involved in the majority of patients who develop post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder after solid organ transplant. We conducted a retrospective study to determine the utility of qualitative and quantitative Epstein-Barr virus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the diagnosis and monitoring of post-transplant(More)
PURPOSE The dramatic rise in antibiotic drug resistance among community pathogens has stimulated interest in the epidemiological relationship between antibiotic exposure and drug resistance. In assessing the strength of this relationship, studies are hampered by the lack of data on the accuracy of subject self-report of antibiotic exposure. The authors(More)
Several small, enclosed reserves in southern Africa are experiencing significant elephant population growth, which has resulted in associated environmental damage and changes in biodiversity. Although several techniques exist to control elephant populations, e.g., culling, relocation, and immunocontraception, the technique of laparoscopic vasectomy of(More)
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