Gena M Fletcher

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Altogether 54 children exposed prenatally to maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection were followed up in a prospective study. Nine had congenital infection with CMV and 37 escaped congenital infection; in 8 congenital CMV could not be confirmed. The birthweight of children with congenital CMV was significantly lower than that of both controls and those who(More)
BACKGROUND Work sites offer a productive setting for physical activity (PA) promoting interventions. Still, PA participation remains low. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the reasoning behind commonly reported barriers and enabling factors to participation in PA programs in a work-site setting. METHODS Employees from a large city government(More)
OBJECTIVES The goals were (1) to identify evidence-based clinical process measures that are appropriate, feasible, and reliable for assessing the quality of inpatient asthma care for children and (2) to evaluate provider compliance with these measures. METHODS Key asthma quality measures were identified by using a modified Rand appropriateness method,(More)
This study evaluated a competition-based employer-sponsored physical activity program using pedometers. City employees (N approximately 2,600) formed teams in groups of 10 persons (N = 640). The groups competed against each other over a 12-wk. period with the goal of attaining 10,000 steps per day, per person. Only teams with complete data were included in(More)
Heparin was fractionated on an affinity column of bovine milk lipoprotein lipase (LpL) immobilized to Affi-Gel-15. The bound heparin, designated high-reactive heparin (HRH), enhanced LpL activity, presumably by stabilizing the enzyme against denaturation. The unbound heparin fraction had no observable effect on the initial rate of enzyme activity. However,(More)
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