Nancy Borja-Hart

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BACKGROUND Levocetirizine (LCZ) is a second-generation antihistamine that was approved in January 2008 for the relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR), and chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) in adults and children aged > or = 6 years. OBJECTIVES This article reviews the available literature on the(More)
Recent news reports have linked the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to serious adverse events (AEs) in children and adolescents. We used the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database to extract postmarketing AEs reported in patients who received the vaccine. Since approval of the HPV vaccine in the US, 3174 AEs occurring in children and(More)
The Trp719Arg allele of KIF6 rs20455, a putative risk factor for CHD especially in those with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), was investigated in Filipino-American women (FAW, n = 235) participating in health screenings in four cities. The rs20455 genotype of each subject was determined by a multiplex assay using a Luminex-OLA(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and characteristics of curriculum in dual doctor of pharmacy (PharmD)/master of public health (MPH) degree programs offered by US pharmacy programs. METHODS An 18-item survey instrument was developed and distributed online to faculty members at US colleges and schools of pharmacy. RESULTS Of the 110 colleges and(More)
OBJECTIVE Although elevated body mass index (BMI) increases the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes universally, the BMI associated with increased risk for these two diseases needs to be established for Filipino American women (FAW). The relationship of BMI with diabetes and other CVD risk factors in FAW was investigated to determine if BMI(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of saxagliptin, a new dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. DATA SOURCES Searches of PubMed (1966-March 2010) and International Pharmacy Abstracts (1970-March 2010) were conducted using the key words saxagliptin, Onglyza, and BMS-477118. A(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with increased immediate and long-term mortality compared with patients without T2DM. The amplified incidence of CAD stems partly from the aggregation of multiple risk factors, such as obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, which occur in this population. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Although few studies have examined cardiovascular disease in Asian-American subgroups separately, limited data in Asian Americans strongly suggest that some subgroups are at increased risk. The present study examined modifiable cardiovascular risk factor profiles as a function of Asian ethnicity. METHODS This descriptive cross-sectional pilot(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in diabetes-related medication expenditures as a result of a 16-week lifestyle intervention program. Medical expenditures for patients with diabetes are twice as high compared to patients without this condition. Secondary objectives were changes in HbA1C, BMI, weight, body fat, and program(More)