Margaret A Fitzgerald

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PURPOSE To report the reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Ovarian (FACT-O) in a consecutive series of outpatients with epithelial ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred thirty-two ovarian cancer patients attending an outpatient gynecologic oncology clinic completed questionnaires at baseline. The patients'(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate the association between maternal common mental disorder (CMD) and infant growth in rural Malawi. A cross-sectional study was conducted at a district hospital child health clinic. Participants were consecutive infants due for measles vaccination, and their mothers. Mean infant weight-for-age and length-for-age(More)
BACKGROUND Effectiveness of cotrimoxazole (CTX) compared with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) intermittent-preventive-therapy (IPTp) for malaria in HIV-infected pregnant women is unknown. We examined effectiveness of CTX with or without SP-IPTp versus SP-IPTp at reducing malaria parasitemia and anemia. METHODS From 2005 to 2009, we conducted a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to evaluate psychological distress and quality of life (QOL) in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and to examine the relationship between these problems and health and demographic variables. METHODS Of 344 consecutive patients identified, 246 completed questionnaires. Four dimensions of QOL were assessed(More)
AIMS We used data from the General Longitudinal Overactive Bladder Evaluation (GLOBE) to understand predictors of variation in urgency and urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms over time. METHODS A random sample of Geisinger Clinic primary care patients (men and women) 40+ years of age were recruited for a survey of bladder control symptoms at baseline and(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive disorder affecting women during the perinatal period is common in low-income countries. The detection and study of maternal depression in a resource-poor setting requires a brief screening tool that is both accurate and practical to administer. METHOD A Chichewa version of the Self Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ) was developed through(More)
Common mental disorder (CMD) affecting women during the childbearing years is an important health problem in low and middle income countries. This study investigates CMD and associated factors amongst women with young infants in rural Malawi. In this cross-sectional study, mothers of infants due for measles vaccination were recruited from a district(More)
In this issue of the AJNR, Theron et al. [1] report on a retrospective analysis of carotid angioplasty in 13 patients in whom a modification of a previously described catheter system designed to protect the cerebral circulation during the procedure was used. The temporary arrest of flow within the internal carotid artery and flushing of the arterial segment(More)