Sarah A Traxler

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Obesity is characterized by alterations in immune and inflammatory function. In order to evaluate the potential role of cytokine expression by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in obesity-associated inflammation, we studied serum protein levels and mRNA levels in PBMC of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1beta, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and IL-1Ra in(More)
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is a mainstay of bariatric surgical therapy. Gastro-gastric fistula (GGF) is an infrequent but potentially serious complication of gastric bypass, and diagnosis may be difficult. We report two patients who underwent RYGBP complicated by development of GGF who nevertheless achieved excellent, durable weight loss. The(More)
Family planning and reproductive health services are uniquely impacted by policy and politics in the United States. Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented number of abortion restrictions, and research funding has decreased in related areas. Despite this, both the science and the implementation of improved family planning and abortion methods have(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review of the literature to examine original research on contraception in women with cystic fibrosis (CF) with a specific focus on safety, efficacy, non-contraceptive benefits, and utilization patterns in this population. STUDY DESIGN We searched PubMed and Embase databases for any peer-reviewed original research in(More)
OBJECTIVES As life expectancy for women with cystic fibrosis (CF) improves, reproductive decision-making is becoming increasingly relevant. We sought to characterize fertility intentions, contraceptive use, and preferences among adult females with CF. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a cross-sectional survey of contraceptive use and preferences in(More)
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