Maria J Small

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Cathepsin K inhibitors, such as ONO-5334, are being developed for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. However, their relative effects on bone resorption and formation, and how quickly the effects resolve after treatment cessation, are uncertain. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of 24-month treatment with ONO-5334 and to(More)
Osteoporosis occurs when there is an imbalance between resorption and formation of bone, with resorption predominating. Inhibitors of cathepsin K may rebalance this condition. This is the first efficacy study of a new cathepsin K inhibitor, ONO-5334. The objective of the study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of ONO-5334 in postmenopausal(More)
Many central vascular catheters (CVCs) are removed unnecessarily because current diagnostic methods for CVC-associated infection are unreliable. A quantitative PCR assay using primers and probe targeted to bacterial 16S ribosomal DNA was used to measure the levels of bacterial DNA in blood samples drawn through the CVC in a population of patients receiving(More)
AIMS To investigate the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the new cathepsin K inhibitor, ONO-5334. METHODS A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study was carried out in 52 healthy post menopausal females. Single ascending doses of ONO-5334 (3-600 mg) were evaluated in six cohorts. The effect of food was studied at ONO-5334 100 mg.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between violence experienced by pregnant Haitian women in the previous 6 months and pregnancy-related symptom distress. METHODS A total of 200 women seeking prenatal care at community health dispensaries in the Artibonite Valley were interviewed. RESULTS Over 4 in 10 women (44.0%) reported that they had experienced(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine predictors associated with cesarean delivery (CD) among extremely obese women undergoing a trial of labor (TOL). STUDY DESIGN Using a delivery database, we identified all pregnant women delivering at our institution from Jan. 1, 2008, through July 31, 2010, weighing >275 lb at the time of delivery who(More)
ONO-5334 (Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan) inhibits cathepsin K and has been shown to increase areal bone mineral density (BMD) at the hip and spine in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) allows the study of the cortical and trabecular bone separately and provides structural information such as cortical thickness.(More)
Congenital heart disease is one of the most common congenital malformations diagnosed in liveborns. As more women undergo prenatal diagnosis, the need for screening fetal echocadiography increases. The fetal, maternal, and familial indications for fetal echocadiography are outlined in order to improve the identification of women in greatest need for this(More)
Given that condom use is not directly under a woman's control, the sexual division of power may play an important role in sexual behavior among pregnant women. We assessed the influence of factors related to the theory of gender and power (e.g., relationship power, abuse history, and sexual communication) on sexual behavior (e.g., two or more partners in(More)
The purpose of this study was to further knowledge of health care seeking behavior among pregnant women in rural Haiti. Eighty-two pregnant women were interviewed to assess care seeking behaviors during pregnancy, satisfaction with services, reliance on social networks, and management of pregnancy-related illness. Twenty-five percent reported not seeking(More)