Kathy A. Strauss

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The Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs provide criteria for specimen validity testing, including urine pH cut-offs, to report a urine specimen as adulterated or invalid. Since the urine pH criteria for invalid classifications, > or = 3 and < 4.5 or > or = 9 and < 11, became effective in November 2004, a number of specimens with(More)
Activity of cholinephosphate cytidylyltransferase, the rate-limiting enzyme in phosphatidylcholine synthesis, increases rapidly in the lung after birth predominantly due to an increase in membrane-associated activity. Although there is strong evidence that enzyme translocation is a major regulatory mechanism in other cells, this mechanism has not been(More)
Vibrio vulnificus is the leading cause of death in the United States associated with the consumption of raw seafood, particularly oysters. In epidemiological studies, primary septicemia and inflammation-mediated septic shock caused by V. vulnificus is strongly associated with liver disease, often in the context of chronic alcohol abuse. The present study(More)
Controlled human malaria infection (CHMI) is a powerful tool to evaluate malaria vaccine and prophylactic drug efficacy. Until recently CHMI was only carried out by the bite of infected mosquitoes. A parenteral method of CHMI would standardize Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite (PfSPZ) administration, eliminate the need for expensive challenge facility(More)
Both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are prevalent in Pakistan, yet up-to-date data on the epidemiology of malaria in Pakistan are not available. This study was undertaken to determine the current prevalence and distribution of Plasmodium species across the country. A malariometric population survey was conducted in 2011 using blood samples(More)
Highly sensitive, scalable diagnostic methods are needed to guide malaria elimination interventions. While traditional microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are suitable for the diagnosis of symptomatic malaria infection, more sensitive tests are needed to screen for low-density, asymptomatic infections that are targeted by interventions aiming to(More)
The phospholipid transfer proteins (PLTPs) are cytosolic proteins that have been characterized by their ability to facilitate the transfer of phospholipids between membranes in vitro. The goals of this study were to determine whether PITP alpha concentration and phospholipid transfer activities are enriched in type II cells compared with whole lung and to(More)
OBJECTIVES Novel comparison of CDT isoforms as determined by CE with an FDA-approved immunoassay kit. DESIGN AND METHODS Subjects (n=51) were categorized by drinking status based on AUDIT questionnaire responses. CDT isoform analyses by CE were compared to a commercially available, FDA-approved immunoassay. The analytical specificity of the immunoassay(More)
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