Margaret D. Eugenio

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C57B1/6 mice develop significant levels of protection to a challenge infection after percutaneous exposure to irradiated Schistosoma mansoni cercariae. Although some circumstantial evidence has suggested that antigen-presenting cells (APCs) within the skin play a role in priming anti-schistosomula effector mechanisms, no direct evidence has been presented.(More)
Women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) report sexual dysfunction. Comprehensive self-management (CSM) intervention has been shown to reduce gastrointestinal, psychological, and somatic symptoms in IBS women. Whether this intervention also reduces sexual dysfunction is not known. We sought to compare demographic and clinical factors in IBS women with and(More)
OBJECTIVES:Heavy alcohol intake may exacerbate gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); however, the role of alcohol in IBS is unclear. We investigated prospective associations between daily patterns of alcohol intake and next day's GI symptoms using daily diaries.METHODS:In an observational study of women aged 18–48(More)
Evidence suggests that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are more vigilant to pain-associated stimuli. The aims of this study were to compare women with IBS (n = 20) to healthy control (HC, n = 20) women on pain sensitivity, conditioned pain modulation (CPM) efficiency, and salivary cortisol levels before and after the CPM test and to examine the(More)
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