Julia V. Johnson

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We assessed the relation between symptoms and cardiac arrhythmias in 110 consecutive pregnant patients without evidence of heart disease referred for evaluation of palpitations, dizziness, and syncope (study group) and in 52 consecutive patients referred for evaluation of an asymptomatic functional precordial murmur (control group). Both groups had a high(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify core barriers and facilitators to addressing perinatal depression and review clinical, programmatic, and system level interventions that may optimize perinatal depression treatment. METHOD Eighty-four MEDLINE/PubMed searches were conducted using the terms perinatal depression, postpartum depression, antenatal depression, and prenatal(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the effect of oral hydralazine on the development of nitrate tolerance in patients with chronic congestive heart failure. BACKGROUND Early development of nitrate tolerance with either continuous administration of intravenous or topical nitrate preparations or frequent dosing of oral nitrates leads to(More)
To determine the effect of perceived infertility-related stress on IVF outcome, all couples undergoing their first cycle of IVF were administered the Fertility Problem Inventory from May 2002 and April 2005 at our institution. Couples who conceived during their first cycle of IVF had significantly higher measures of need for parenthood and loss of sexual(More)
AIMS The Schematic Appraisals Model of Suicide (SAMS) suggests that positive self-appraisals may be important for buffering suicidal thoughts and behaviours, potentially providing a key source of resilience. The current study aimed to explore whether positive self-appraisals buffered individuals from suicidality in the face of stressful life events. (More)
Prior research shows that menopause is associated with changes in cognition in some older women. However, how estrogen loss and subsequent estrogen treatment affects cognition and particularly the underlying brain processes responsible for any cognitive changes is less well understood. We examined the ability of estradiol to modulate the manipulation of(More)
The c-myc protooncogene and its polypeptide product are important regulators of cell proliferation and differentiation, and ovarian steroids are believed to stimulate growth of various uterine cell types through altered expression of the c-myc gene. To determine whether c-myc expression may also be involved in the growth and development of endometriosis, we(More)
1. The behavioural effects of the intrathecal injection of a thyrotrophin-releasing hormone (TRH) analogue L-orotyl-L-histidyl-prolineamide (CG 3509, 0.5 micrograms), the non-selective 5-HT1 and 5-HT2 receptor agonist 5-methoxy-N,N'-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeODMT, 2-100 micrograms) and the selective 5-HT2 receptor agonist(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of single-dose systemic methotrexate (MTX) in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy (EP). DESIGN A database was started and continued prospectively for 35 patients meeting criteria for MTX therapy from June 1991 to October 1993. Follow-up was performed retrospectively on all patients with EPs (n = 82) by(More)
IMPORTANCE Convergent biological, epidemiological, and clinical data identified urate elevation as a candidate strategy for slowing disability progression in Parkinson disease (PD). OBJECTIVE To determine the safety, tolerability, and urate-elevating capability of the urate precursor inosine in early PD and to assess its suitability and potential design(More)