Jessica Taylor

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BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy is associated with metabolic complications, including dyslipidaemia, body fat changes and insulin resistance. Healthy volunteer studies have demonstrated a decrease in glucose disposal associated with dosing with specific antiretrovirals. METHODS HIV-type-1-positive male participants were randomized to receive tenofovir(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the pharmacokinetics of etravirine once and twice daily without and with a preceding efavirenz intake period in healthy volunteers. METHODS Volunteers were randomized to receive etravirine 400 mg once daily (arm 1) or 200 mg twice daily (arm 2) for 14 days. All subjects underwent a washout period of 14 days and then took efavirenz 600(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the pharmacokinetics of atazanavir/ritonavir once daily and lopinavir/ritonavir twice and once daily over 72 h following drug intake cessation. METHODS This was an open-label, three-session, pharmacokinetic trial. Healthy volunteers received atazanavir/ritonavir 300/100 mg once daily and lopinavir/ritonavir 400/100 mg twice(More)
The tolerable upper intake levels (UL) for zinc for children were based on limited data and there is concern that the UL may be set too low. The first effect of excessive zinc intake is a reduction in copper status. The primary objective of this study was to examine the effect of zinc supplementation on copper status in children. Healthy, 6- to 8-y-old boys(More)
Consonant recognition was measured as a function of the number of stimulation channels for Hybrid short-electrode cochlear implant (CI) users, long-electrode CI users, and normal-hearing (NH) listeners in quiet and background noise. Short-electrode CI subjects were tested with 1-6 channels allocated to a frequency range of 1063-7938 Hz. Long-electrode CI(More)
PURPOSE The popularity of bottled water products (BWPs) is growing in Canada. Concentrations of minerals with important implications for health were compared in different types of BWPs. METHODS One sample of each brand and type of plain BWP (purified, remineralized, spring, mineral, and artesian), flavoured BWP, and nutrient-enriched BWP sold in major(More)
BACKGROUND Here, we aimed to investigate the pharmacokinetics of abacavir and carbovir triphosphate (CBV-TP) with darunavir/ritonavir 900/100 mg once daily or raltegravir 400 mg twice daily. METHODS HIV-infected subjects on abacavir (600 mg once daily) underwent steady-state pharmacokinetic assessments without and with darunavir/ritonavir or raltegravir.(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the pharmacokinetics (PK) of raltegravir and ezetimibe when co-administered to healthy volunteers. METHODS This was a prospective, open-label, crossover study, with subjects randomly assigned to group 1 (raltegravir 400 mg twice daily, raltegravir plus ezetimibe 10 mg once daily, wash-out period, ezetimibe) or group 2 (ezetimibe,(More)
BACKGROUND Enteral feeding is the fastest growing area of artificial nutrition, with the annual rate of growth being estimated at 20-25% a year. Previous studies have demonstrated trace element deficiencies in patients on long-term home enteral nutrition (HEN). METHODS The trace elements zinc, selenium, copper and manganese were measured in blood samples(More)
AIM Most studies assessing mortality after surgery have been undertaken in major public hospitals or are procedure specific. The aim of this study was to determine mortality after elective surgery at a total community level with inclusion of all patients undergoing elective surgery. METHOD This was a prospective study of all patients that underwent(More)
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