Melanie M Taylor

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OBJECTIVES In patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) medically managed according to currently accepted guidelines, we tested whether a 1-month dietary intervention with flavanol-containing cocoa leads to an improvement of endothelial dysfunction and whether this is associated with an enhanced number and function of circulating angiogenic cells (CACs).(More)
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE Eccentric exercise causes muscle proteolysis that may be attenuated with repeated exercise. Therefore, this study determined the effect of repeated bouts of eccentric exercise on ubiquitin (UBI), ubiquitin conjugating enzyme (E2), and 20S proteasome (20S) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) mRNA and protein expression, myofibrillar protein(More)
BACKGROUND Given the strong relation between sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the spread of HIV infection, recent outbreaks of syphilis in the United States could lead to increased rates of new HIV infection. STD clinics serving persons at risk for syphilis would be logical sites to monitor rates of acute HIV infection. The detection of acute HIV(More)
Generalized vitiligo is a common autoimmune disorder in which patchy loss of skin and hair pigmentation results from loss of pigment-forming melanocytes from the involved regions. Vitiligo occurs with a frequency of about 1% in most populations, and is highly associated with other autoimmune disorders, particularly Hashimoto thyroiditis. Most cases of(More)
BACKGROUND Syphilitic ulcers are known to facilitate the transmission of HIV infection, but the effect of syphilis infection on HIV viral loads and CD4 cell counts is poorly understood. METHODS We abstracted medical records for HIV-infected male syphilis patients seen at three clinics in San Francisco and Los Angeles from January 2001 to April 2003. We(More)
We investigated community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) skin infections among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. We performed a matched case-control study of 35 case patients and 76 control subjects. CA-MRSA skin infections were associated with high-risk sex and drug-using behaviors and with environmental exposures(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate use of the Internet to solicit sex partners by men who have sex with men (MSM) who were diagnosed with early syphilis infection. STUDY Field interview records for syphilis patients were reviewed for factors associated with Internet use. RESULTS Internet users were more likely to be of white race(More)
We have compared the survival and radiological outcome at ten years after total hip replacement using two techniques for preparing the femoral canal. The same prosthesis was used throughout and all operations were performed by the same surgical team. In technique 1 the canal was over-reamed by 2 mm and in technique 2 it was reamed to the same size as the(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the relationship between onchocerciasis prevalence and that of epilepsy using available data collected at community level. DESIGN We conducted a systematic review and meta-regression of available data. DATA SOURCES Electronic and paper records on subject area ever produced up to February 2008. REVIEW METHODS We searched(More)