Theresa E. Madden

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The human whole saliva proteome was investigated using two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2-DLC). The 2-DLC study was able to identify, with high confidence, 102 proteins including most known salivary proteins (35), and a large number of common serum proteins (67). Peptides from proline-rich proteins, abundant in saliva, had unusual cleavage sites and(More)
gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is an abused substance that occurs naturally in the basal ganglia. Electrophysiological recordings of membrane voltage and current were made to characterize the effects of GHB on dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area of the rat midbrain slice. Perfusate containing GHB caused a concentration-dependent membrane(More)
A novel mouthrinse (IND 61,164) containing essential oils and extracts from four plant species (Melaleuca alternifolia, Leptospermum scoparium, Calendula officinalis and Camellia sinensis) were tested. This study aimed to evaluate the safety, palatability and preliminary efficacy of the rinse. Fifteen subjects completed the Phase I safety study. Seventeen(More)
Bone loss is a feature of both periodontitis and osteoporosis, and periodontal destruction may be influenced by systemic bone loss. This study evaluated the association between periodontal disease and bone mineral density (BMD) in a cohort of 1347 (137 edentulous) older men followed for an average of 2.7 years. Participants were recruited from the(More)
AIM The purpose of this pilot study was to determine and compare the effects of two protocols aimed at reducing periodontal inflammation, upon the metabolic control of the diabetic condition in subjects with elevated baseline glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). METHODS AND MATERIALS Forty-two non-smoking type 2 diabetes subjects with mildly elevated HbA1c(More)
Even though nutrition is not recognized as a risk factor for periodontal diseases, nutrition is acknowledged to have a significant impact on optimal functioning of the immune response. Dental professionals need to routinely assess nutritional status and provide basic nutrition counseling to their patients to ensure optimal functioning of the immune system(More)
The γ' fibrinogen isoform produces clots that are stiffer and more resistant to breakdown than the more common fibrinogen isoform, γA. Increased levels of γ' fibrinogen are associated with several forms of cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the relationship between γ' fibrinogen, an emerging risk factor for(More)
Our purpose was to evaluate the interdisciplinary aspects of Project MAINSTREAM, a faculty development program that trained 39 competitively selected health professional tutors in substance abuse education. Mid-career faculty fellows (tutors) from 14 different health professions across the US dedicated 20% of their academic time for two years to Project(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effects of a national interdisciplinary faculty development program, Project MAINSTREAM, on creating curriculum enhancement in health professional education. METHOD Thirty-nine faculty completed a two-year, part-time fellowship program featuring interdisciplinary collaboration, mentoring, training meetings, and(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and implementation of community-based, service-learning field projects by 30 health professional faculty fellows of Project MAINSTREAM, a faculty development program on substance abuse. The fellows worked together for two years in 10 Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Groups (IFLGs), which consisted(More)