Laura J Moulton

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BACKGROUND Diet-induced obesity (DIO) is a significant health concern which has been linked to structural and functional changes in the gut microbiota. Exercise (Ex) is effective in preventing obesity, but whether Ex alters the gut microbiota during development with high fat (HF) feeding is unknown. OBJECTIVE Determine the effects of voluntary Ex on the(More)
BACKGROUND C-Reactive protein (CRP) can provide prognostic information about risk of future coronary events in apparently healthy subjects. This application requires higher sensitivity assays than have traditionally been available in the clinical laboratory. METHODS Nine high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) methods from Dade Behring, Daiichi, Denka Seiken,(More)
The development of surgical site infection (SSI) remains the most common complication of gynecologic surgical procedures and results in significant patient morbidity. Gynecologic procedures pose a unique challenge in that potential pathogenic microorganisms from the skin or vagina and endocervix may migrate to operative sites and can result in vaginal cuff(More)
11 males, aged 2.5-16.3 years (6.8 +/- 4.1) with growth retardation (Standard Deviation Score--SDS > -2.00) consequent to chronic renal failure (CRF) received recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for 18 to 60 mo (40.9 +/- 15.4). Growth velocity (GV) increased from 5.4 +/- 2.2 for the year prior to rhGH to 8.9 +/- 1.6 (p = 0.00001), 7.4 +/- 1.7 (p <(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) can provide prognostic information about the risk of developing atherosclerotic complications in apparently healthy patients. This new clinical application requires quantification of CRP concentrations below those traditionally measured in the clinical laboratory. METHODS The Dade Behring BN II, the Abbott IMx, the(More)
Growth retardation is common in children with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). Now that dialysis and renal transplantation (TX) have become life sustaining, permanent stunted growth and adult short stature often occurs. Thus, efforts to enhance growth using recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) have been undertaken in three groups of patients: chronic(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to identify the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) after Cesarean delivery (CD) and to determine if any factors increase risk of infection. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed at a multi-center institution for patients who underwent CD in 2013. All patients had urinary catheters(More)