Nancy Borja-Hart

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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)
Perinatal depression is a complex mental health disorder that can manifest during pregnancy or after childbirth. Women with perinatal depression may not receive proper medical treatment because of concerns over teratogenic effects related to drug therapy. Evidence suggests that low levels of omega-3 fatty acids are correlated with depressive symptoms during(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)
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)
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 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 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)
BACKGROUND Medication adherence rates can impact patient outcomes, quality of life, and health care costs. Community pharmacists who offer adherence-related services are well positioned to bolster medication adherence rates. One means for patients to learn more about these services is through the pharmacy's website. However, the prevalence of pharmacies'(More)