Kristi Philips

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CONTEXT HIV-positive men and women may have fertility desires and may intend to have children. The extent of these desires and intentions and how they may vary by individuals' social and demographic characteristics and health factors is not well understood. METHODS Interviews were conducted from September through December 1998 with 1,421 HIV-infected(More)
BACKGROUND Tamoxifen treatment results in a doubling of the risk of endometrial cancer after 1-2 years of treatment and a quadrupling after 5 years. Anastrozole, a third-generation aromatase inhibitor, with superior efficacy to tamoxifen, may also offer tolerability benefits in terms of effects on the endometrium. METHODS AND RESULTS A sub-protocol of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To design a protocol to evaluate individual variability in human semen cryoprotection by native seminal plasma. DESIGN Post-thaw motility from the frozen semen of pregnancy-proven donors (n = 10) and patients referred for infertility screening (n = 10) was examined in three equal aliquots (per original ejaculate) that comprised varying ratios of(More)
OBJECTIVE The ATAC (Arimidex, Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination) trial is a randomised, double-blind trial comparing 'Arimidex' (anastrozole), alone or in combination with tamoxifen, relative to tamoxifen alone as a five year adjuvant treatment for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer. Because tamoxifen is associated with endometrial pathology,(More)
Microscopically extracted ductal sperm can be successfully cryopreserved using motility as the outcomes measure. The optimal regimen for cryopreservation of microscopically extracted ductal sperm awaits further determination. Pentoxifylline treatment improves initial post-thaw motility of cryopreserved microscopically extracted ductal sperm. The clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The 'Arimidex', Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination (ATAC) trial is a randomized, double-blind trial comparing anastrozole ('Arimidex'), alone or in combination with tamoxifen, relative to tamoxifen alone as 5 year adjuvant treatment for post-menopausal women with early breast cancer. Since tamoxifen is associated with endometrial pathology, the(More)
Postmenopausal women with localised, early breast cancer (n = 285) were enrolled in a prospective subprotocol of the 'arimidex, tamoxifen, alone or in combination' (ATAC) trial to assess gynaecological abnormalities arising during treatment with anastrozole (1 mg/day) or tamoxifen (20 mg/day). After 6 years' follow-up, there appeared to be non-significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of pentoxifylline on cryopreserved human semen of spinal cord injured men, in efforts to enhance post-thaw motility. DESIGN Semen specimens were collected from: pregnancy-proven donors (n = 10), spinal cord injured (SCI) patients (n = 8), and infertility patients referred for white blood cell (WBC) screening of the(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of patients requiring thromboprophylaxis and evaluate adherence to local protocols on thromboprophylaxis after caesarean section. This was a retrospective audit of 200 consecutive patients undergoing caesarean section between January and March 2002. The study was carried out at two obstetric units(More)