Monica M. Horvath

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The p53 tumor suppressor is a sequence-specific pleiotropic transcription factor that coordinates cellular responses to DNA damage and stress, initiating cell-cycle arrest or triggering apoptosis. Although the human p53 binding site sequence (or response element [RE]) is well characterized, some genes have consensus-poor REs that are nevertheless both(More)
In many healthcare organizations, comparative effectiveness research and quality improvement (QI) investigations are hampered by a lack of access to data created as a byproduct of patient care. Data collection often hinges upon either manual chart review or ad hoc requests to technical experts who support legacy clinical systems. In order to facilitate this(More)
OBJECTIVES Children are at exceptionally high risk for adverse drug events. At Duke University Hospital, computerized adverse drug event surveillance and voluntary safety reporting systems work synergistically to identify adverse drug events. Here we identify the most deleterious drug classes to pediatric inpatients and determine which detection methodology(More)
The p53 tumor suppressor regulates its target genes through sequence-specific binding to DNA response elements (REs). Although numerous p53 REs are established, the thousands more identified by bioinformatics are not easily subjected to comparative functional evaluation. To examine the relationship between RE sequence variation -- including polymorphisms --(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the high frequency with which adverse drug events (ADEs) occur in outpatient settings, detailed information regarding these events remains limited. Anticoagulant drugs are associated with increased safety concerns and are commonly involved in outpatient ADEs. We therefore sought to evaluate ambulatory anticoagulation ADEs and the patient(More)
Discovering distant evolutionary relationships between proteins requires detecting subtle similarities. Here we use a combination of sequence and structure analysis to show that the C-terminal domain of Escherichia coli HPII catalase with available spatial structure is a divergent member of the type I glutamine amidotransferase (GAT) superfamily.(More)
Circulating immune-complex (IC) levels of patients with breast cancer were measured before and after surgery using a complement-consumption technique. 16 of 26 patients showed raised pre-operative IC values. In 15 out of 16 patients the pathological IC levels decreased within 2--10 days following surgery. Suggestions about the applicability of this test not(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this survey is to discuss the impact of the growing availability of electronic health record (EHR) data on the evolving field of Clinical Research Informatics (CRI), which is the union of biomedical research and informatics. RESULTS Major challenges for the use of EHR-derived data for research include the lack of standard methods(More)
BACKGROUND It is well known that the information requirements necessary to safely treat children with therapeutic medications cannot be met with the same approaches used in adults. Over a 1-year period, Duke University Hospital engaged in the challenging task of enhancing an established computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system to address the unique(More)