Marilyn Augustine

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Osteoporotic fractures result in significant morbidity and mortality. Anabolic agents reverse the negative skeletal balance that characterizes osteoporosis by stimulating osteoblast-dependent bone formation to a greater degree than osteoclast-dependent bone resorption. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) and parathyroid hormone- related protein (PTHrP) are peptide(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a dedicated lactation consultant (LC) on the percentage of neonates receiving any human milk in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and at discharge over time. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review of three time periods of 3 months each; Time period 1 (before LC hire), Time period 2 (T2; after LC arrival) and(More)
In a study of 100 institutionalised patients with psychosis and an equal number of age- and sex-matched healthy controls from the same regional background, the prevalence of Australia antigen (HBsAg) was 11 and 2, respectively. Institutionalised psychotic patients are a high-risk group for hepatitis B virus infection.
In a study of sixty institutionalist Schizophrenic patients, sixty chronic schizophrenic outpatients and an equal number of age and sex matched normal controls from the same regional background, the prevalence of HBsAG was six, one and zero respectively. Institutionalized schizophrenic patients are a high risk group for hepatitis B virus infection.
A two year prospective study of 221 consecutive inpatients undergoing cataractomy revealed the incidence of post-cataractomy delirium to be 1.8%. While in one case the delirium was due to anticholinergic toxicity, in the remaining three cases no organic cause was evident. Sensory deprivation was present in two patients. Preventive measures for the condition(More)
OBJECTIVE The number of people with diabetes using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions (CSII) with an insulin pump has risen dramatically, creating new challenges when these patients are admitted to the hospital for surgical or other procedures. There is limited literature guiding CSII use during surgical procedures. METHODS The study was carried(More)
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP)(1-36) increases lumbar spine (LS) bone mineral density (BMD), acting as an anabolic agent when injected intermittently, but it has not been directly compared with parathyroid hormone (PTH)(1-34). We performed a 3-month randomized, prospective study in 105 postmenopausal women with low bone density or osteoporosis,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines recommending the use of daily controller medication in patients with persistent asthma, less than half of children requiring emergency department treatment for asthma exacerbations are receiving antiinflammatory therapy. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate a(More)