Denise McGuigan

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High-dose etoposide (2.0-2.4 g m(-2)) with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is an effective strategy to mobilize peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs), although in some patients this is associated with significant toxicity. Sixty-three patients with malignancy were enrolled into this non-randomized sequential study. The majority (55/63,(More)
BACKGROUND The response rates to physician postal surveys remain modest. The primary objective of this study was to assess the effect of tracking responses on physician survey response rate (i.e., determining whether each potential participant has responded or not). A secondary objective was to assess the effects of day of mailing (Monday vs. Friday) on(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Variability exists in the instructional experiences of medical students in clinical settings. As relationships between community-based physicians and medical students expand, it is important to promote instructional styles that enhance teaching and learning. This study identified attitudes and approaches toward teaching that(More)
This paper reports on the breaking of agreements between regular partners among HIV-negative gay men in Sydney. Data were from the 1333 men completing face-to-face interviews through December 2003 for the Health in Men (HIM) open cohort of HIV-negative gay men in Sydney.822 men had a primary regular partner during the six month period before their 2003(More)
BACKGROUND Early, frequent encounters with people with disabilities may improve medical students' knowledge, attitudes and skills regarding their care. We developed and implemented a longitudinal four-year curriculum addressing caring for people with disabilities. OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To test differences in mean scores between intervention and control(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether the CD34+ yield from a single peripheral-blood stem-cell (PBSC) harvest could be predicted by measurement of the patient's circulating WBC and CD34+ cell concentrations on the day before harvest. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients with hematologic or nonhematologic malignancy underwent 41 stem-cell mobilization episodes(More)
Promoting early interest in healthcare careers among youth from underserved areas is one promising strategy for addressing the health professional shortage in such communities, Most career choice studies try to predict outcomes using such traditional measures as grades and test scores, This study examines experiences influencing healthcare career interest(More)
As curricula to improve medical students' attitudes toward people with disabilities are developed, instruments are needed to guide the process and evaluate effectiveness. The authors developed an instrument to measure medical students' attitudes toward people with disabilities. A pilot instrument with 30 items in four sections was administered to 342(More)
BACKGROUND Despite demonstrated benefits of continuity of care, longitudinal care experiences are difficult to provide to medical students. A series of standardized patient encounters was developed as an innovative curricular element to address this gap in training for medical students in a family medicine clerkship. The objective of this paper is to(More)