Jacqueline M. Cohen

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Fatigue is the most commonly reported, most debilitating, and most poorly understood Post-Polio Sequelae (PPS). Postmortem studies of 50 years ago documented frequent and severe poliovirus-induced lesions within the Reticular Activating System (RAS). Recently, neuropsychological testing has documented marked attention deficits in polio survivors reporting(More)
Post-mortem neurohistopathologies that document polio virus-induced lesions in reticular formation and hypothalamic, thalamic, peptidergic, and monoaminergic neurons in the brain are reviewed from 158 individuals who contracted polio before 1950. This polioencephalitis was found to occur in every case of poliomyelitis, even those without evidence of damage(More)
BACKGROUND An association between insufficient milk supply, the inability of a mother's breast milk to provide sufficiently for her infant, and breast cancer has been suggested by observations in animal models. To determine if an association has been reported in epidemiological studies of human breast cancer, a systematic review of the literature has been(More)
IMPORTANCE The frequency of antipsychotic (AP) use during pregnancy has approximately doubled during the last decade. However, little is known about their safety for the developing fetus, and concerns have been raised about a potential association with congenital malformations. OBJECTIVE To examine the risk for congenital malformations overall and cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress in preeclampsia and small for gestational age (SGA) birth suggests antioxidant supplementation could prevent these conditions. However, it remains unclear whether maternal antioxidant levels are systematically lower in these pregnancies. OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of the association between maternal antioxidant(More)
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