Joan E Madden

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Two experiments were conducted that assessed the effect of varying levels of female proceptive/attractive behaviors on male sexual preferences in sexually experienced rats. In Experiment 1, adult ovariectomized Sprague-Dawley rats were brought into behavioral estrus by a combination of estradiol-17 beta-benzoate (EB) (4 micrograms) and progesterone (500(More)
Pap smear screening for cervical cancer has been a preventive health success. Although improved technology is increasing the accuracy of this technique, more women who have never been tested will need to undergo screening in order to further decrease the incidence of cervical cancer in the United States. The establishment of infection with high-risk genital(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence about how to ensure that patients are helped to make informed medical care decisions. OBJECTIVE To test a decision support intervention for uterine fibroid treatments. DESIGN AND SETTING Practical clinical trial to test informed choice assistance in 4 randomly assigned gynecology clinics compared to 5 others(More)
BACKGROUND Preference-sensitive care decisions should reflect an informed patient's preferences. This retrospective survey of women with fibroids, a benign condition with multiple treatment options, sought to evaluate the extent to which this was measurable and true. METHODS All 260 women in one medical group with visit codes for uterine fibroids during a(More)
Neonatal intensive care units have continually grown in number and complexity in their short history. The care given to infants and families in these units is done, in large part, by nursing. This article discusses the development of a scale that will explore the perceptions of this care by both consumers and providers. The perceptions of each group will be(More)
The primary purpose of this study was to test an instrument designed to assess nurses' caring behaviors in a neonatal intensive care unit, the setting for the study. The convenience sample (n = 88) was 42 nurses who worked in a neonatal intensive care unit and 46 parents whose infants were hospitalized there. The Wilcoxon two-sample rank-sum test was used(More)
Observations of a patient with botulism requiring mechanical ventilatory support for 59 days and hospitalization for approximately 3 months are reported. During the time of greatest muscular paralysis, urinary urea nitrogen excretion exceeded 20 g per day. This degree of azoturia was thought to be due to obligate loss of lean body tissue secondary to(More)
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