Elizabeth A. Harden

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OBJECTIVES To update a 2004 systematic review of health care service use and health outcomes related to differences in health literacy level and interventions designed to improve these outcomes for individuals with low health literacy. Disparities in health outcomes and effectiveness of interventions among different sociodemographic groups were also(More)
Long-term in vitro cultures of human thymic tissue were established and phenotypically characterized using monoclonal reagents that define distinct components of the human thymic microenvironment. The epithelial component of the thymus, defined by monoclonal antibodies TE-3, TE-4, BBTECS, and AE1 (anti-keratin) was isolated from the mesodermal component,(More)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a major cause of infant and child mortality in developing countries. This enteric pathogen causes profuse watery diarrhea by elaborating one or more enterotoxins that intoxicate eukaryotic cells and ultimately leads to a loss of water to the intestinal lumen. Virulence is also dependent upon fimbrial adhesins that(More)
The thymus is thought to be the primary central lymphoid organ in which T cells mature. Although thymic cortical and medullary compartments are distinct histologically, few antigens have been described that are absolutely acquired during the presumed intrathymic maturation pathway from cortical to medullary thymocytes. In this paper, we describe the(More)
To assess the efficacy of hyperhydration Versus hyperhydration plus mesna in preventing cyclophosphamide induced hemorrhagic cystitis a retrospective analysis was conducted of 110 patients who received hyperhydration alone (baseline intravenous intake of at least 3.6 1/m(2)/day) and 107 patients who received hyperhydration plus mesna (120% of daily(More)
Four years of participant tracking data (N = 24,995) for community-based programs targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors are presented. Over two-thirds of contacts were female; age segment representation in these programs was comparable to the city's demography. However, the data show that programs of varying formats which target specific risk(More)
We have established long term in vitro cultures of human thymic epithelium and human epidermis free of contaminating fibroblasts. The cultured cells were examined using a panel of monoclonal antibodies which were raised against human thymic stroma and recognize tissue specific differentiation antigens of human epidermis and thymic epithelium. A subset of(More)
Antibody 3-40 defines a 35- to 40-kd surface antigen present on T lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cells that is absent on normal hematopoietic cells (Naito et al, Blood 62:852, 1983). Using immunoblot analysis of cytoskeletal proteins and indirect immunofluorescence of cell lines treated with various cytoskeletal inhibitors, in this report we have(More)
Four patients who took the antitumor agent mitomycin manifested microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure. At autopsy, kidneys from all four patients had a microangiopathy typical of the hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), with thromboses in glomerular capillaries and arterioles, fibrin deposition in mesangium, and prominent(More)
BACKGROUND Introduction of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has considerably changed treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the past decade. Very little information is available on comparative discontinuation rates of the biologics. OBJECTIVE To compare treatment discontinuations for 9 biologic DMARDs in adults with(More)