Francesca L Guest

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A new form of postcoital contraceptive therapy is described as more effective because of reduced incidence of nausea, vomiting, and breast tenderness. Other forms of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are the "Yuzpe" method or high-dose contraceptives. The new method calls for administration of 3 200-mg tablets of danocrine (Danazol) within 72 hours of(More)
We present the first characterization of the human occipital lobe (primary visual cortex) and cerebellum proteomes. Proteins were identified using a combination of gel electrophoresis and data-independent nanoflow liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (nLC-MS(E) ). The resulting data sets comprised 391 and 330 unique proteins in occipital lobe and(More)
In this paper, it is argued that oral contraceptives should be available without prescription. Prescription status entails heavy costs, including the dollar, time, and psychological costs of visiting a physician to obtain a prescription, the financial and human costs of unintended pregnancies that result from the obstacle to access caused by medicalization(More)
For psychiatric disorders, repeated failures in converting scientific discoveries into novel drugs has precipitated a crisis and eroded confidence in drug discovery. This review describes how current and future innovations driven by application of biomarkers can help to re-initiate research in this area. This will have positive impact on the field of(More)
This manuscript describes the basics of proteomic and metabolic profiling of blood serum and plasma from patients with psychiatric disorders. It will also explain the rationale behind the use of these bodily fluids, due to the need for user-friendly and rapid tests in clinics with simple sampling procedures. It has become evident over the last 15 years or(More)
This chapter describes how innovations that are driven by proteomic biomarker techniques can facilitate earlier and better treatment of patients who suffer from psychiatric disorders. The application of new micro-fluidic devices along with miniaturized biosensors and transducers will enable the development of handheld point-of-care testing instruments which(More)
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Despite the less serious risks of barrier methods (diaphragm, condom, foam, and other vaginal spermicides) compared with other contraceptive methods, many family planning programs find that only a minority of patients accept barrier methods as primary contraceptive choices. Some misconceptions patients have about barrier methods are: 1) they are less(More)
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