Cynthia C. Jones

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OBJECTIVE Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reflects a prolonged stress reaction and dysregulation of the stress response system and is hypothesized to increase risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). No study has tested this hypothesis in women even though PTSD is more prevalent among women than men. This study aims to examine whether higher(More)
Antibody responses are useful indicators of Mycobacterium bovis infection of cattle. Tests for such responses often use multiple M. bovis antigens as detection probes. This is recommended because responses to single antigens may be too variable for consistent diagnosis. However, the use of multiple antigens increases costs and the risk of false-positive(More)
Even though rapid response teams (RRTs) have been widely adopted, reports about their efficacy in reducing mortality have been conflicting, both in terms of outcomes, and standardization of measures. Our data demonstrate that it is possible to detect significant changes within the patient population while overall mortality rates appear not to change. Our(More)
Normal adults with six or more episodes of genital herpes in the previous year were enrolled in a one-year, multicenter, double-blind trial comparing placebo with 400 mg of acyclovir administered orally twice daily. Patients with episodes during the study were offered 200 mg of acyclovir administered orally five times daily for five days; this allowed(More)
To determine and compare pharmacokinetics and toxicity of two nanoformulations of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP). VIP was formulated using a micellar (Sterically Stabilized Micelles, SSM) and a polymer-based (Protected Graft Copolymer, PGC) nanocarrier at various loading percentages. VIP binding to the nanocarriers, pharmacokinetics, blood pressure,(More)
To determine the efficacy of a herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) glycoprotein subunit vaccine, vaccine (50 micrograms) or placebo was administered intramuscularly at weeks 0, 4, and 22 to 161 persons who lacked HSV-2 antibodies and were sex partners of persons with recurrent genital herpes. The annual rate of acquisition of HSV infection was similar among(More)
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has gained much attention in civilian and military health care. Evidence supports its benefits with varied populations with diseases and disabilities, but no research has been done with injured or ill service members. This pretest, posttest nonrandomized control group study evaluated the effects of AAT on Warriors in transition(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is a globally distributed parasitic protozoan that infects most warm-blooded animals. We incorporated a bead coupled with recombinant SAG2A protein into our Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) multiplex bead assay (MBA) panel and used it to determine Toxoplasma infection rates in two studies in Haiti. In a longitudinal cohort study of(More)
O'Connell of Chesapeake Workshops Unlimited provided excellent logistics and organizational support. Dr. Ken Tenore, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (UMCES) kindly hosted a social gathering at CBL on the second evening of the workshop. Ms. Letty Fernandez and Mr. Steve Leach prepared the report. Graduate students Mike Friske, Elizabeth North and Jen Stone(More)