Jennifer L. Harrington

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OBJECTIVE To compare aortic intima media thickness (aIMT) to carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) as a marker of early atherosclerosis in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and to examine the associations of aIMT to known cardiovascular risk factors. STUDY DESIGN 66 children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (age, 14.1 +/- 2.5 years; 37 male) and 32(More)
Cell expansion in plants requires cell wall biosynthesis and rearrangement. During periods of rapid elongation, such as during the growth of etiolated hypocotyls and primary root tips, cells respond dramatically to perturbation of either of these processes. There is growing evidence that this response is initiated by a cell wall integrity-sensing mechanism(More)
Although adrenal tumors detected during pregnancy are extraordinarily rare, the pathophysiologic repercussions of untreated adrenal neoplasms are enormous to both mother and fetus. From our computer-based registry of pregnant patients from 1975 through 1996 (n = 30,246), four cases of adrenal neoplasms associated with pregnancy were identified (0.013%),(More)
In three experiments, match-to-sample procedures were used with undergraduates to establish arbitrary relational functions for three abstract visual stimuli. In the presence of samples A, B, and C, participants were trained to select the smallest, middle, and largest member, respectively, of a series of three-comparison arrays. In Experiment 1, the B(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide insight into the experience of low-income immigrant Latino couples seeking infertility treatment. DESIGN Qualitative interview study. SETTING Infertility clinic at a university-affiliated urban public teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Infertile low-income immigrant Latino couples (105 women and 40 men). INTERVENTION(S) In-depth,(More)
BACKGROUND Although there are a few broadly agreed on contributory factors, the multifaceted causes of capsular contracture have remained unresolved for decades. This study investigates a variety of potential risk factors that contribute to capsular contracture in primary augmentation patients. METHODS The data used for this analysis include 5109 implants(More)
BACKGROUND In two regions of Sydney where sewage treatment facilities with high temperature sludge burning incinerators are installed, there was concern that the resultant emissions were causing a local increase in symptoms of asthma and other allergic diseases. AIM To investigate whether living in a region with high temperature sludge burning(More)
BACKGROUND Preliminary efforts to demonstrate the utility of a self-rated version of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) have been promising; however, earlier reports are based on small clinical samples. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the level of agreement between the clinician-administered Y-BOCS and a self-report(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about serious adverse events that occur in the context of clinical care for bipolar disorder. This study examined predictors of serious adverse events in a large cohort of patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS Types and frequency of serious adverse events were tabulated on the basis of data from the first 1,000 participants in(More)
In a qualitative interview study of 77 families with stored frozen embryos, we found that while embryo disposition decision making was influenced by individual life circumstances, embryo quantity/quality, personal values, embryo conceptualization, and clinic information, it was a stepwise process that could be represented as three sequential questions: (1)(More)