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Ngo's Bpa Report Intended To Frighten, Not Enlighten., Robert L. Brent Dr. Oct 2015

Ngo's Bpa Report Intended To Frighten, Not Enlighten., Robert L. Brent Dr.

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

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Cara Hidup Sehat, Eyondd Wae Lee Eyondd Apr 2015

Cara Hidup Sehat, Eyondd Wae Lee Eyondd

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Sebuah Cara hidup sehat kualitas dalam hal wanita muda tanpa cacat yang telah diperiksa oleh metode spesialis adalah batas pinggang - pinggul sekitar 0 . tujuh puluh . Fisiologi telah demostrated bahwa wanita dengan jam pasir detail yang lebih matang daripada beberapa wanita muda yang berbeda berdasarkan langkah-langkah yang lebih baik dari hormon manusia perempuan tertentu , realitas yang akan pria sadar keadaan memilih kaki . Orang-orang yang dibangkitkan oleh gambar banyak individu mengungkap dalam media untuk menemukan apa yang tegas atau sama sekali tidak sempurna . Beberapa feminis dan tambahan dokter [ tidak jelas ] menggabungkan diberdayakan yang untuk gelar besar bentuk tipis diperkenalkan dalam buku harian ...


Advance (Summer) - Stethoscopes And Pocket Protectors: Research Collaborations Reveal New Vistas For Patient Care, University Of Tennessee Graduate School Of Medicine, University Of Tennessee Medical Center Aug 2014

Advance (Summer) - Stethoscopes And Pocket Protectors: Research Collaborations Reveal New Vistas For Patient Care, University Of Tennessee Graduate School Of Medicine, University Of Tennessee Medical Center

Advance Research Digest

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Pre-Harvest Screening For Antibiotics And Flunixin Meglumine In Cattle, Shuna A. Jones Aug 2014

Evaluation Of Pre-Harvest Screening For Antibiotics And Flunixin Meglumine In Cattle, Shuna A. Jones

Dissertations & Theses in Veterinary and Biomedical Science

Many antibiotics and medications used in the treatment of animals have a withdrawal time; residues are a concern for the meat industry. The most recently published 2009 USDA-FSIS Residue Program Data Report listed 135,389 Inspector-In-Charge-Generated (IICG) residue samples from 43,142,500 beef and dairy cattle inspected that year at harvest (USDA-FSIS 2009a). Of these samples, 1306 contained violative antibiotic residues and 327 violative flunixin meglumine residues. Two classes of antimicrobials comprised over half of the documented violative antimicrobial residues (beta-lactams that include ceftiofur and sulfa drugs that include sulfadimethoxine). While the violative residue rate seems small, violative residues ...


Frontal White Matter Integrity In Adults With Down Syndrome With And Without Dementia, David K. Powell, Allison Caban-Holt, Greg A. Jicha, William C. Robertson, Roberta Davis, Brian T. Gold, Frederick A. Schmitt, Elizabeth Head Jul 2014

Frontal White Matter Integrity In Adults With Down Syndrome With And Without Dementia, David K. Powell, Allison Caban-Holt, Greg A. Jicha, William C. Robertson, Roberta Davis, Brian T. Gold, Frederick A. Schmitt, Elizabeth Head

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center Faculty Publications

Adults with Down syndrome (DS) are at high risk for developing Alzheimer's disease after the age of 40 years. To detect white matter (WM) changes in the brain linked to dementia, fractional anisotropy (FA) from diffusion tensor imaging was used. We hypothesized that adults with DS without dementia (DS n = 10), DS with dementia (DSAD n = 10) and age matched non-DS subjects (CTL n = 10) would show differential levels of FA and an association with scores from the Brief Praxis Test and the Severe Impairment Battery. WM integrity differences in DS compared with CTL were found predominantly in the ...


Evaluation Of Novel Multi-Dimensional Tissue Culturing Methods Using Autonomously Bioluminescent Human Cell Lines, James Dean Webb May 2014

Evaluation Of Novel Multi-Dimensional Tissue Culturing Methods Using Autonomously Bioluminescent Human Cell Lines, James Dean Webb

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Differential Regulation Of Iress In The Aurora A Mrna By Bfgf Through The Mtor Complex Torc2 Modulates Aurora A Kinase Expression, Roy L. Voice Iii May 2014

Differential Regulation Of Iress In The Aurora A Mrna By Bfgf Through The Mtor Complex Torc2 Modulates Aurora A Kinase Expression, Roy L. Voice Iii

UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)

Identifying the mechanisms that contribute to tumorigenesis is a major area of focus in our fight against cancer. Epithelial malignant tumors, such as breast, colon, ovarian and pancreatic cancers have been shown to overexpress proteins that control cell mitosis, growth, and proliferation. One of those proteins is the Aurora A kinase. Aurora A kinase is a member of a small family of kinases that contribute to mitotic events such as centrosome duplication, separation, and maturation. Aurora A overexpression leads to genomic instability, which can contribute to tumorigenesis, on the other hand, inhibiting Aurora A expression leads to apoptosis, making it ...


Combination Therapy With Aerosol Il-2 And Nk Cells For The Treatment Of Osteosarcoma Lung Metastasis, Sergei R. Guma May 2014

Combination Therapy With Aerosol Il-2 And Nk Cells For The Treatment Of Osteosarcoma Lung Metastasis, Sergei R. Guma

UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)

The survival of patients with osteosarcoma lung metastases has not improved in the last 20 years. Novel alternative therapies are needed. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the efficacy of combining natural killer [NK] cell therapy with aerosol interleukin-2 [IL-2] for the treatment of osteosarcoma lung metastasis. The expression of NKG2D ligands was analyzed in five different human osteosarcoma cell lines and 103 patient samples (47 from primary tumors and 56 from lung metastases). We discovered that osteosarcoma expresses the ligands for the NKG2D. In vitro studies demonstrated that NK-mediated killing of osteosarcoma cells is dependent on the ...


Inter- And Intra-Rater Reliabililty Of A Modified Approach To Scoring The Balance Error Scoring System (Bess) In Undistracted And Distracted Conditions, Jacob Ryan Pierce May 2014

Inter- And Intra-Rater Reliabililty Of A Modified Approach To Scoring The Balance Error Scoring System (Bess) In Undistracted And Distracted Conditions, Jacob Ryan Pierce

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Context: We have developed a modified approach to scoring balance errors with the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) by eliminating two of the six original error criteria.

Objective: To measure the inter- and intra-rater reliability of this modified BESS approach. Because of the potential auditory distractions that may be present in a clinical setting, we also measured reliability for distracted rating conditions.

Design: Cross-sectional.

Setting: University sports medicine clinic.

Patients or Other Participants: Board of Certification (BOC) certified athletic trainers as raters (n=6).

Intervention: Raters used a modified approach to scoring the BESS to score 32 different sets of ...


Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce May 2014

Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce

Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were: • to develop a prediction model to identify factors associated with eligibility and first-attempt success on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for students enrolled in a professional (entry-level) graduate athletic training program (GATP) • to identify applicant characteristics that are most likely to predict both academic success in the GATP and success on the BOC exam. A cohort of 119 students was used for both purposes. Multiple analyses yielded three-factor and two-factor models for prediction of passing the BOC exam. The three-factor model demonstrates that a student with ≥ 2 predictors had an odds ratio (OR ...


How Do Black Nulliparous Women Cognitively Construct Birth?, Marianne F. Moore May 2014

How Do Black Nulliparous Women Cognitively Construct Birth?, Marianne F. Moore

UT SON Dissertations (Open Access)

A focused ethnography was conducted to determine the cognitive constructions about birth described by nulliparous Black women in an urban area of the Southwestern US; also, during postpartum, how do these women reconcile expectations with the actual birth? Semi-structured interviews were conducted before birth and after birth.

Women, 16 or older, 17 - 33 weeks carrying a singleton fetus and without anomalies or problems like pre-gestational diabetes, NYHA Cardiac Class III/IV, cancer, renal failure, or sickle cell anemia that eliminated vaginal birth were sequentially recruited and sampled in an affiliated ultrasound clinic. Women scheduled for an anatomy scan were approached ...


9-Phenanthrol And Flufenamic Acid Inhibit Calcium Oscillations In Hl-1 Mouse Cardiomyocytes, Rees A. Burt May 2014

9-Phenanthrol And Flufenamic Acid Inhibit Calcium Oscillations In Hl-1 Mouse Cardiomyocytes, Rees A. Burt

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Electrical potentials exist across the membranes of nearly every cell type in the body. In addition, excitable cells, such as neurons, myocytes and even some endocrine cells elicit electrochemical fluctuations, action potentials (AP), in the cell membrane to initiate cell-to-cell communication or intracellular processes. The basis for the electrical potential is rooted within an array of complex interactions between monovalent ions and their associated membrane channels and transporters that regulate the flux of these charged species across the hydrophobic bilayer. Here, an expansion of our recently published work [1] will serve to explore the modern concepts regarding the origin of ...


A Systematic Column Performance Comparison For The Confirmation Of Opioids Used In Pain Management By Lc-Ms, Derek Stallard May 2014

A Systematic Column Performance Comparison For The Confirmation Of Opioids Used In Pain Management By Lc-Ms, Derek Stallard

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this study, three different chromatographic column chemistries (C18, Pentafluorophenyl (PFP), Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography (HILIC)) were compared under optimal conditions to determine which stationary performed best in the separation and detection of a mixture of opioids using LC-MS. Furthermore, these stationary phases were examined in three different column technologies – traditional silica, porous shell, and porous polymer (PRP). The PRP column had the best peak shape for all 13 opioids and dominated for later-eluting compounds. In terms of column reproducibility, the Hamilton C18 column had the lowest %RSD values. The Kinetex HILIC produced the most theoretical plates and best resolution for ...


Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy In The Young Adult: A Review Of The Literature And Clinical Diagnostic Criteria In An Uncommon Demographic, Peter S Amenta, Md, George M. Ghobrial, Md, Kelly Krespan, Phi Nguyen, Mohammad Ali, Md, James Harrop, Md May 2014

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy In The Young Adult: A Review Of The Literature And Clinical Diagnostic Criteria In An Uncommon Demographic, Peter S Amenta, Md, George M. Ghobrial, Md, Kelly Krespan, Phi Nguyen, Mohammad Ali, Md, James Harrop, Md

Department of Neurosurgery Faculty Papers

Background: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is typically encountered in the elderly population. Significant inconsistencies currently exist regarding the definition of the disorder, the true incidence of CSM in younger populations, and the established diagnostic criteria.

Objective: To highlight the lack of standardization in the definition and diagnosis of CSM.

Methods: A PubMed literature search was conducted spanning the years 2001 to 2011. The search was limited by the following terms: 1) English language, 2) Adults (19-44 years old), and 3) “cervical spondylotic myelopathy.” Each article was reviewed to determine if the presence of the definition of CSM existed in the ...


Scoping Review - Physical Accessibility & Post-Secondary Education, Lea E. Klinger Apr 2014

Scoping Review - Physical Accessibility & Post-Secondary Education, Lea E. Klinger

Occupational Therapy Publications

No abstract provided.


How The Provenance Of Electronic Health Record Data Matters For Research: A Case Example Using System Mapping, Karin E. Johnson, Aruna Kamineni, Sharon Fuller, Danielle Olmstead, Karen J. Wernli Apr 2014

How The Provenance Of Electronic Health Record Data Matters For Research: A Case Example Using System Mapping, Karin E. Johnson, Aruna Kamineni, Sharon Fuller, Danielle Olmstead, Karen J. Wernli

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Introduction: The use of electronic health records (EHRs) for research is proceeding rapidly, driven by computational power, analytical techniques, and policy. However, EHR-based research is limited by the complexity of EHR data and a lack of understanding about data provenance, meaning the context under which the data were collected. This paper presents system flow mapping as a method to help researchers more fully understand the provenance of their EHR data as it relates to local workflow. We provide two specific examples of how this method can improve data identification, documentation, and processing.

Background: EHRs store clinical and administrative data, often ...


Catastrophic Incident Search And Rescue Lessons From The 2013 Colorado Floods, Thomas Miner, Richard N. Bradley Apr 2014

Catastrophic Incident Search And Rescue Lessons From The 2013 Colorado Floods, Thomas Miner, Richard N. Bradley

Richard N Bradley

The response to the Colorado floods is a textbook example of how to respond to catastrophic disasters Responders from hundreds of different organizations came together to form a single coordinated, unified command structure that resulted in the rapid and effective evacuation and rescue of hundreds of people in just three days. Local responders performed hundreds of highly dangerous rescues during the height of the storm. They established incident command at the county level using type 3 incident command teams. When they realized they were facing an unprecedented storm with catastrophic damage they asked for help and state and federal responders ...


The Evaluation Of Wellness Programs For Our Returning Veterans, Alexandra Rawson Apr 2014

The Evaluation Of Wellness Programs For Our Returning Veterans, Alexandra Rawson

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

Today we continue to experience inefficiencies in understanding the mental health and cultural needs of returning service members. I have conducted my own personal research to best comprehend the emotions and needs of returning veterans, evaluating the practices that are most beneficial for healing and reintegration. The primary focus of my independent study was to observe the current mental health treatments that are offered to the veterans outside of the traditional medical realm. In relation to this, I wanted to evaluate the role that religious and spiritual practices play in the veterans’ healing process. I spent four months observing and ...


Electronic Health Records And Rural Hospitals, Kaitlin Bischoff Apr 2014

Electronic Health Records And Rural Hospitals, Kaitlin Bischoff

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

Nearly 20% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas and are not resistant to many of the U.S. healthcare challenges such as cost, quality, and access. In fact, the distinguishing cultural, social, economic, and geographic traits which characterize rural America place rural populations at greater risk for many diseases and health disorders. Like those in urban settings, people from rural areas have been affected by the use of health information technology, where treatment is now data-intensive, and there are more options and greater expectations of quality and accountability. Due to cost, geographic and social traits, and the ...


Primary Care Physician Shortage: Increased Demand And Insufficient Supply, Sara Gorham Apr 2014

Primary Care Physician Shortage: Increased Demand And Insufficient Supply, Sara Gorham

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is attempting to reform the organization, delivery and reimbursement rates associated with the health care system. The current healthcare system supports the provision of fragmented, uncoordinated care, which has contributed to its high costs and has led to a system that is not strongly based on primary care. As a result of this system, the unfavorable stigma of the primary care field, and the much higher income made by specialists, there is a shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs). This paper will first describe and analyze the current primary care physician shortage and the factors ...


Public Transportation: Perceptions Of Cleanliness Contributing To Poor Health, Dashka Bernard Apr 2014

Public Transportation: Perceptions Of Cleanliness Contributing To Poor Health, Dashka Bernard

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

Public transportation vehicles such as trains or buses have a reputation as unsanitary. Many riders of public transit are concerned with the health risks they are facing in regards to contagion. Perceptions of cleanliness derive from public health historically, with class, morality, and good health tied together in the American public’s attitudes. Certainly, infectious disease and sanitation are directly correlated in many instances, such as in the highly overcrowded and dirty cities in the early twentieth-century United States. Those living in filthy conditions (particularly, lower class individuals) were not only prone to becoming ill, but also considered to be ...


Assessing The Readiness Of Nairobi Deaf Youth To Accept A Best-Practice Hiv/Aids Intervention, Ke'ala Morrell Apr 2014

Assessing The Readiness Of Nairobi Deaf Youth To Accept A Best-Practice Hiv/Aids Intervention, Ke'ala Morrell

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

After nearly forty years of HIV/AIDS research in the global community, data on HIV/AIDS in the Deaf population is still disproportionately neglected. No surveillance system is in place to monitor prevalence, awareness or mode of HIV infection in the Deaf community. Additionally, prevention and education interventions have yet to be tailored to meet the specific needs of this highly vulnerable population.

Purpose: This project attempted to assess the readiness of the Nairobi Deaf youth community to accept a best-practice HIV/AIDS intervention. The broad objective of this research was to assess HIV awareness, perceptions and behaviors of Deaf ...


Mental Health In Jamaica: An Approach To Awareness And Treatment In Children, Sam Curran, Lilly Naqvi Apr 2014

Mental Health In Jamaica: An Approach To Awareness And Treatment In Children, Sam Curran, Lilly Naqvi

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

The awareness, perception and treatment of Autism was studied during a service study abroad class to Petersfield, Jamaica during the winters of 2013 and 2014. The program was developed to gain a basic understanding of the etiology of the disorder, and to examine the dynamic of a rural population’s outlook on health. Parents, teachers, and other community members were interviewed and engaged in discussion to share knowledge and perceptions of Autism. We will discuss our experience and findings.

Our preliminary conclusions include the following. First, the amount and availability of resources affects the parents and children, impacting his or ...


Domestic Violence In The Spotlight: From The Private Sphere To Popular Culture, Taylor Rinefierd Apr 2014

Domestic Violence In The Spotlight: From The Private Sphere To Popular Culture, Taylor Rinefierd

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

No abstract provided.


Barriers Latin American Immigrant Women Face In Accessing Reproductive Health Services In The United States, Isabel Odean Apr 2014

Barriers Latin American Immigrant Women Face In Accessing Reproductive Health Services In The United States, Isabel Odean

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

Immigration and reproductive health care are two high profile topics in the politics of the United States. Both are constantly on the news, with ongoing debates about policies and reform. However, the link between the two topics gets very little media coverage. In this paper, I will address some of the overlap, looking at the question: what are the barriers for Latina immigrant women in accessing reproductive health care? Immigrant women in the United States face pronounced barriers in accessing reproductive health care, legally, socially, and culturally. These barriers stem from a history of political control of immigrant women’s ...


Conspicuous Consumption And Comparison Leading Towards Cosmetic Cures, Joanna Rydzefski Apr 2014

Conspicuous Consumption And Comparison Leading Towards Cosmetic Cures, Joanna Rydzefski

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

No abstract provided.


Bounced Between Two Cultures: Study Of Smoking Behavior Of Korean Americans, Loan Nguyen Apr 2014

Bounced Between Two Cultures: Study Of Smoking Behavior Of Korean Americans, Loan Nguyen

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

The United States is often referred as a melting pot, with a great wave of global immigrants constant populating its shores. When coming to America, the immigrants bring along their own culture. With the new generation born in the States, the fusion of two different cultures is an important factor in shaping their behavior. Coming from a different culture that is more accepting of smoking, many of the new generation also start to smoke. Asian Americans provide an important example. Despite having the lowest smoking rates of all ethnic groups, in 2011, 9.9 percent of Asian American and Pacific ...


Defining Obesity: An Argument For The Social Environment Perspective, Meghan Mcinnis Apr 2014

Defining Obesity: An Argument For The Social Environment Perspective, Meghan Mcinnis

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

It is well documented that obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. and worldwide. By 2010, 35.9% of U.S. adults age 20 and older were obese (Overweight and Obesity, CDC). Obesity has been associated with many health problems, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke, and cardiac disease (Lucey, 2008, p.202). What has just been described is the traditional, medicalized narrative of obesity. In this narrative, obesity is viewed as an epidemic that demands an immediate and widespread response (Lucey, 2008, p.202). The blame is placed largely on individuals, while social factors, such as ...


Comprehensive State-­‐Mandated Insurance Coverage Of Infertility Treatments In Minimum Benefits Packages Of Employee Health Insurance, Danielle Petrilli Apr 2014

Comprehensive State-­‐Mandated Insurance Coverage Of Infertility Treatments In Minimum Benefits Packages Of Employee Health Insurance, Danielle Petrilli

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

Minimum benefits packages for employee health insurance plans usually only include the basic coverage necessary to survive in an attempt to control costs, similar to the new categorization of essential health benefits (EHBs) outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, in some cases, the advantages that accompany the inclusion of higher-­‐level, more expensive services in a minimum benefits package actually lead to decreased costs over time. Coverage of infertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, is an example of a higher-­‐level service that actually leads to lower health care costs in the long run ...


State Medicaid Programs: A Trifocal Examination Of The Controversy Surrounding Expansion, Meredith Daly Apr 2014

State Medicaid Programs: A Trifocal Examination Of The Controversy Surrounding Expansion, Meredith Daly

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

The conversation regarding Medicaid expansion is ever-changing as states grapple with whether to expand their existing programs. Through this now-optional piece of legislation, state governments can choose to extend healthcare coverage via the federal government to millions of previously uninsured citizens. In order to understand and form an opinion on the controversy over expanding Medicaid programs, the issue demands to be looked at through three varying lenses. The first and most important lens is social. Several studies are examined to show that with expansion, there is a high correlation with better health outcomes; without it there is a care gap ...