Sarah A Christensen

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BACKGROUND Many prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programs currently prioritize antiretroviral therapy (ART) for women with advanced HIV. Point-of-care (POC) CD4 assays may expedite the selection of three-drug ART instead of zidovudine, but are costlier than traditional laboratory assays. METHODS We used validated models of HIV(More)
Exposure of mice to vanadium caused a dose-related but nonsignificant decrease in the antibody-forming cells in the spleen of animals challenged with sheep erythrocytes. Delayed hypersensitivity reaction was not affected in similarly sensitized animals. Serum immunoglobulins were also not altered by the vanadium treatment. Splenic lymphocytes obtained at 1,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to learn about the level of experience with, interest in, and desire for knowledge about integrative medicine (IM) among cancer survivors. METHODS Cancer survivors attending the 2014 National Cancer Survivors Day in Rochester, MN, were recruited to participate in a one-page survey about their ongoing health concerns(More)
Providing concise, consistent, and individually relevant patient education is critical. At one institution, patients and families attended a chemotherapy education class consisting of an 11-minute DVD and an oncology nurse-facilitated group discussion. Postclass and eight-week follow-up surveys assessing understanding of treatment side effects, self-care(More)
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