Faith E Barash

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INTRODUCTION Duplicate case reports in spontaneous adverse event reporting systems pose a challenge for medical reviewers to efficiently perform individual and aggregate safety analyses. Duplicate cases can bias data mining by generating spurious signals of disproportional reporting of product-adverse event pairs. OBJECTIVE We have developed a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate and summarize reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a spontaneous reporting system, in pregnant women who received influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine to assess for potential vaccine safety problems. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed reports of adverse events (AEs) in pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) of pregnant women who received tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap). STUDY DESIGN We searched VAERS for reports of pregnant women who received Tdap from Jan. 1, 2005, through June 30, 2010. We conducted a clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The safety of hepatitis B vaccination during pregnancy has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE We characterized adverse events (AEs) after hepatitis B vaccination of pregnant women reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a spontaneous reporting surveillance system. METHODS We searched VAERS for AEs reports involving(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize maternal and infant outcomes for pregnant women who received live H1N1 influenza vaccine and had no reported adverse events. METHODS We identified Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System reports, which described receipt of live H1N1 vaccine during pregnancy without an indication of an adverse event at the time of the report during(More)
RNA synthesis in an in vitro RNA polymerase system at low ionic strength soon ceases, due to inhibition by accumulated RNA. Measurement of RNA chain initiation by the incorporation of gamma-(32)P-ATP and GTP with native T2 or T4 DNA as template shows that only one RNA chain is formed per molecule of enzyme added. In contrast, when the polymerase reaction is(More)
Seven barrel electrodes were utilized to record simultaneously from and apply chemicals to single neurons in the hypothalamus of anesthesized male hooded rats. When a stable baseline discharge frequency was established for lateral preoptic area (LPA) or lateral hypothalamic (LH) neurons, glutamate, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, glucose and sodium were(More)
Thirty cervical conization specimens obtained by thin-loop electric excision were compared with 30 carbon dioxide laser excisional cone specimens. Zones of thermal artifact were measured with a precise stage micrometer technique calibrated to a Zeiss standard. The mean depth of coagulation at the ectocervical margin measured 0.187 and 0.164 mm for thin loop(More)
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