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What's Happening: December 24, 1997, Maine Medical Center Dec 1997

#### What's Happening: December 24, 1997, Maine Medical Center

##### What's Happening

No abstract provided.

Evaluation Of Accelerated Plethysmography As A Measure Of Health And Fitness, Angela Marie Humble Dec 1997

#### Evaluation Of Accelerated Plethysmography As A Measure Of Health And Fitness, Angela Marie Humble

##### Dissertations and Theses

Plethysmography is a technique used for measuring alterations in the volume of organs or limbs. Japanese researchers have developed a relatively new application of plethysmography (accelerated plethysmography) that uses information from the pulse wave measured at the fingertip to make inferences about health and fitness status. The instrument used to collect data -- the Precaregraph (accelerated plethysmograph) -- provides an accelerated pulse waveform and and APG index, a mathematical representation of the waveform. It was the purpose of this study to evaluate the validity of the Precaregraph by examining the relationship between the APG index and previously validated measures of health and ...

A Linkage Map Of The Canine Genome, Cathryn Mellersh, Amelia Langston, Gregory Acland, Melissa Fleming, Kunal Ray, Neil Weigand, Leigh Francisco, Mark Gibbs, Gustavo Aguirre, Elaine Ostrander Dec 1997

#### A Linkage Map Of The Canine Genome, Cathryn Mellersh, Amelia Langston, Gregory Acland, Melissa Fleming, Kunal Ray, Neil Weigand, Leigh Francisco, Mark Gibbs, Gustavo Aguirre, Elaine Ostrander

##### Gustavo D. Aguirre, VMD, PhD

A genetic linkage map of the canine genome has been developed by typing 150 microsatellite markers using 17 three-generation pedigrees, composed of 163 F2individuals. One hundred and thirty-nine markers were linked to at least one other marker with a lod score ≥ 3.0, identifying 30 linkage groups. The largest chromosome had 9 markers spanning 106.1 cM. The average distance between markers was 14.03 cM, and the map covers an estimated 2073 cM. Eleven markers were informative on the mapping panel, but were unlinked to any other marker. These likely represent single markers located on small, distinct canine chromosomes ...

Construction Of A Panel Of Canine–Rodent Hybrid Cell Lines For Use In Partitioning Of The Canine Genome, Amelia A. Langston, Cathryn S. Mellersh, Cassandra L. Neal, Kunal Ray, Gregory M. Acland, Mark Gibbs, Gustavo D. Aguirre, R.E. K. Fournier, Elaine A. Ostrander Dec 1997

#### Construction Of A Panel Of Canine–Rodent Hybrid Cell Lines For Use In Partitioning Of The Canine Genome, Amelia A. Langston, Cathryn S. Mellersh, Cassandra L. Neal, Kunal Ray, Gregory M. Acland, Mark Gibbs, Gustavo D. Aguirre, R.E. K. Fournier, Elaine A. Ostrander

##### Gustavo D. Aguirre, VMD, PhD

We have constructed a collection of canine–rodent microcell hybrid cell lines by fusion of canine fibroblast microcell donors with immortalized rodent recipient cells. Characterization of the hybrid cell lines using a combination of fluorescencein situhybridization and PCR analysis of canine microsatellite repeat sequences allowed selection of a panel of hybrids in which most canine chromosomes are represented. Approximately 90% of genetic markers and genes that were tested could be assigned to 1 of 31 anonymous canine chromosome groups, based on common patterns of retention in the hybrid set. Many of these putative chromosome groups have now been ...

What's Happening: December 10, 1997, Maine Medical Center Dec 1997

#### What's Happening: December 10, 1997, Maine Medical Center

##### What's Happening

No abstract provided.

#### Examination Of Benefits Of Binaural Auditory Stimulation For Children With A Cochlear Implant And A Hearing Aid In The Contralateral Ear, Evonne Nicol Altesleben

##### Dissertations and Theses

Congenital or acquired hearing impairments put children at risk of delayed language development. Today the cochlear implant (Cl) is a viable amplification option for some children with profound hearing losses. Audiologists often recommend that children with hearing impairments be fitted with binaural hearing aids in the hope that maximum stimulation will occur and that auditory deprivation will be lessened. An area lacking investigation is whether binaural stimulation will be beneficial to the cochlear implant recipient.Controversy also exists regarding the use of a hearing aid in the non-implanted ear.

The focus of this study was to compare binaural auditory stimulation ...

Further Characterization Of A Complement-Sensitive Mutant Of A Virulent Avian Escherichia Coli Isolate, Theodore J. Kottom, Lisa K. Nolan, Michael Robinson, John Brown, Tom Gustad, Shelley M. Horne, Catherine W. Giddings Dec 1997

#### Further Characterization Of A Complement-Sensitive Mutant Of A Virulent Avian Escherichia Coli Isolate, Theodore J. Kottom, Lisa K. Nolan, Michael Robinson, John Brown, Tom Gustad, Shelley M. Horne, Catherine W. Giddings

##### Lisa K. Nolan

An attempt was made to characterize the mechanism of complement resistance operating in a virulent avian Escherichia coli isolate. Using flow cytometry to detect antibody to C3, we found that there was significantly more antibody bound to a complement-sensitive mutant of this wild type than to the parent organism, suggesting that more C3 subunits were bound to the wild type. Neither the wild type nor the mutant degraded C3. Further, the mutant was phagocytosed to a significantly greater degree than the wild type by cultured phagocytes in the presence of C5-deficient serum. These data suggest that the wild type is ...

A Highly Adherent Phenotype Associated With Virulent Bvg+-Phase Swine Isolates Of Bordetella Bronchiseptica Grown Under Modulating Conditions, Karen B. Register, Mark R. Ackermann Dec 1997

#### A Highly Adherent Phenotype Associated With Virulent Bvg+-Phase Swine Isolates Of Bordetella Bronchiseptica Grown Under Modulating Conditions, Karen B. Register, Mark R. Ackermann

##### Mark R. Ackermann

The ability of Bvg(-)-phase and Bvg(+)-phase Bordetella bronchiseptica swine isolates, grown under modulating or nonmodulating conditions, to adhere to swine ciliated nasal epithelial cells was determined. When virulent strains were cultivated at 37 degrees C in the Bvg+ phase, numerous adherent bacteria (approximately eight per cell, depending on the strain used) were observed. However, when such strains were grown under modulating conditions (23 degrees C), a significant increase in the level of attachment was seen, suggesting that B. bronchiseptica produces a Bvg-repressed adhesin under these conditions. bvg mutant strains, including an isogenic bvgS mutant, adhered minimally. Western blots ...

Narrative Development In Late Talkers: Early School Age, Rhea Paul, Rita Hernandez, Lisa Taylor, Karen Johnson Dec 1997

#### Narrative Development In Late Talkers: Early School Age, Rhea Paul, Rita Hernandez, Lisa Taylor, Karen Johnson

##### Communication Disorders Faculty Publications

Children with slow expressive language development (SELD) as toddlers and a control group of children with normal language development (NL) were followed to early school age. Children with SELD were, at that point, subdivided into two groups: those who had moved within the normal range of expressive language (the History of Expressive Language Delay [HELD] subgroup); and those who continued to score below the normal range in expressive language at school age (the Expressive Language Delay [ELD] subgroup). During their kindergarten, first, and second grade years, they were administered a narrative generation task. Narratives were analyzed for MLU, lexical diversity ...

#### Alterations In Calcium Homeostasis And The Insulin-Like Growth Factor Signaling Pathway Induced By Carcinogenic Polycyclic And Halogenated Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Human Mammary Epithelial Cells, Stacey L. Tannheimer

##### Pharmaceutical Sciences ETDs

Breast cancer is a major health concern for women, with only a small percent of the risk factors currently identified. It has been estimated that environmental factors may contribute to up to 80% of breast cancer cases. Many environmental carcinogens, such as polycyclic and halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs and HAHs), are proven mammary carcinogens in animal models. Therefore, these studies were conducted to elucidate potential roles of PAHs and HAHs in alterations in known signaling pathways in human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC). Carcinogenic PAHs have previously been shown to produce sustained alterations in the calcium (Ca2') homeostasis of lymphocytes Therefore ...

A Grounded Theory Analysis Of The Knowledge And Skills Of Wound Care Nurses, Geraldine Crawley Dec 1997

#### A Grounded Theory Analysis Of The Knowledge And Skills Of Wound Care Nurses, Geraldine Crawley

##### Theses Masters Coursework

Major changes in wound care practices have occurred in recent years because of increased inquiry into the biology and physiology of wounds. Nurses are having difficulty keeping up with these changes which leads to knowledge being applied inconsistently in practice.

This study investigated what knowledge nurses use when practicing wound care, from a grounded theory perspective. By examining the social processes involved in nursing behaviour and the context from which these processes emerge, an explanation is given for the meaning of these experiences for nurses.

The substantive theory derived from this research informs nursing, its body of knowledge and future ...

Interaction Of Gaba And Excitatory Amino Acids In The Basolateral Amygdala: Role In Cardiovascular Regulation, Robert P. Soltis, Jennifer C. Cook, Adam E. Gregg, Brian J. Sanders Dec 1997

#### Interaction Of Gaba And Excitatory Amino Acids In The Basolateral Amygdala: Role In Cardiovascular Regulation, Robert P. Soltis, Jennifer C. Cook, Adam E. Gregg, Brian J. Sanders

##### Scholarship and Professional Work – COPHS

Activation of the amygdala in rats produces cardiovascular changes that include increases in heart rate and arterial pressure as well as behavioral changes characteristic of emotional arousal. The objective of the present study was to examine the interaction of GABA and excitatory amino acid (EAA) receptors in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) in regulating cardiovascular function. Microinjection of the GABAA receptor antagonist bicuculline methiodide (BMI) or the E A A receptor agonists NMDA or AMPA into the same region of the BLA of conscious rats produced dose-related increases in heart rate and arterial pressure. Injection of the nonselective EAA receptor ...

Update - December 1997, Loma Linda University Center For Christian Bioethics Dec 1997

#### Update - December 1997, Loma Linda University Center For Christian Bioethics

##### Update

In this issue:

-- "Spirituality and Ethics in Patient Care"
-- Mind Manipulation: A Christian Ethical Analysis
-- Hobergs, Silk Hose, and Hypnosis

Diabetes And Exercise: The Role Of The Athletic Trainer, Carolyn C. Jimenez Dec 1997

#### Diabetes And Exercise: The Role Of The Athletic Trainer, Carolyn C. Jimenez

##### Sports Medicine Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.

Spruce Run News (December 1997), Spruce Run Staff Dec 1997

#### Spruce Run News (December 1997), Spruce Run Staff

##### Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.

#### Comparison Of Beta-Adrenoceptor Coupled Camp Production In Cultured Human Mononuclear Leukocytes And Myometrial Cells, Yu-Li Liu

##### Electronic Theses and Dissertations

$\beta\sb2$-Adrenoceptor ($\beta\sb2$-AR) agonists, such as terbutaline, are used as tocolytic agents in the treatment of preterm labor. $\beta$-Adrenoceptor stimulation relaxes myometrium through specific receptors coupled through Gs to adenylyl cyclase (AC) that catalyzes the conversion of ATP to cAMP. The purpose of this study was to compare $\beta$-adrenoceptors and cAMP production in cultured human leukocytes and myometrial cells, and to determine the importance of $\beta$-adrenoceptors and cAMP production in isoproterenol-induced myometrial relaxation. $\sp{125}$I-iodopindolol was used to assess $\beta$-adrenoceptor affinity and number cAMP levels were analyzed before and after stimulation by ...

Dec 1997

#### Collegiate Activities That Influence Adult Physical Fitness Habits, Linda L. King

##### Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This descriptive/correlational study analyzed the perception of recent graduates regarding the effectiveness of the college environment at Milligan College in influencing adult fitness habits. Graduates were divided into five activity level groups through a self-report of physical activity. The purposes of the research were to determine if significant differences existed between the dependent variable, activity level, and the independent variables such as: (a) participation in specific college activities, (b) preferences for types of exercise, (c) social influence, (d) influence of a required freshman fitness course, and (e) environmental barriers. A profile of the student most likely to exercise after ...

The Relationship Between Childhood Aggression And Impulsiveness, Mary Gail Glover Dec 1997

#### The Relationship Between Childhood Aggression And Impulsiveness, Mary Gail Glover

##### College of Arts & Sciences

Previous research on the relationship between children's levels of aggression and impulsivity have been inconclusive. Studies of each of these behaviors independently have shown that they are correlated with many of the same factors. However, no studies have been found in which aggression and impulsivity have correlated specifically with each other. The purpose of the present study was to determine if a relationship exists between aggression and impulsivity in children. The participants of this study consisted of 115 children who had been tested at a center for behavioral analysis to determine diagnoses of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. They had been ...

Direct Demonstration Of Retroviral Recombination In A Rhesus Monkey, Dawn P. Wooley, Randall A. Smith, Susan Czajak, Ronald C. Desrosiers Dec 1997

#### Direct Demonstration Of Retroviral Recombination In A Rhesus Monkey, Dawn P. Wooley, Randall A. Smith, Susan Czajak, Ronald C. Desrosiers

##### Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology Faculty Publications

Recombination may be an important mechanism for increasing variation in retroviral populations. Retroviral recombination has been demonstrated in tissue culture systems by artificially creating doubly infected cells. Evidence for retroviral recombination in vivo is indirect and is based principally on the identification of apparently mosaic human immunodeficiency virus type 1 genomes from phylogenetic analyses of viral sequences. We infected a rhesus monkey with two different molecularly cloned strains of simian immunodeficiency virus. One strain of virus had a deletion in vpx and vpr, and the other strain had a deletion in nef. Each strain on its own induced low virus ...

Dec 1997

#### Bad Witches: A Cut On The Clitoris With The Instruments Of Institutional Power And Politics, Joan R. Tarpley

##### West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.

#### The Relationship Between Health Locus Of Control And Health Behaviors Of Women Who Have Undergone Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Heather Ferrillo

##### Nursing Master’s Theses and Projects

Due to the increasing number of women who are diagnosed with heart disease and who are undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, it is important to explore the psychosocial aspects involved in the recovery process of these women. This study examined the relationship between locus of control and health behaviors of women who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting.

Flight Physician - December, 1997, Civil Aviation Medical Association Dec 1997

#### Flight Physician - December, 1997, Civil Aviation Medical Association

##### Browse all Civil Aviation Medical Association Newsletters

A fourteen page newsletter of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. The newsletter provided news about civil aviation medicine and information related to the organization.

#### Jefferson Alumni Bulletin – Volume Xlvii, Number 1, December 1997

##### The Bulletin (formerly the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Bulletin)

Jefferson Alumni Bulletin – Volume XLVII, Number 1, December 1997 Annual Giving Celebrates a Half-Century of Strengthening Jefferson, Page 4 Screening for Breast Cancer: A Continuing Dilemma, Page 8 The McClellan house: A Link to the University’s Past, Page 12 The Bulletin Reaches its 75th Year, Page 17 Landmark Breast Cancer Meeting at Jefferson, Page 21 University and SmithKline Beecham Link Clinical Research, Page 22 Missing Cancer-Suppressor Genes May Have Deadly Effects, Page 23 Goldstein is Vice President for Research at JDFI, Page 27 Brezinski Develops Noninvasive Method to Detect Early Signs of Cancer and Heart Attacks, Page 29

#### The Effects Of Animal Assisted Therapy When Used As An Adjunct To Occupational Therapy In The Rehabilitation Of Persons Who Have Had Cerebral Vascular Accidents, Alice Arlene Briggs

##### Masters Theses

Occupational therapists can use animals to assist their clients in achieving goals in treatment. Most often dogs are used as they are more easily trained. The dog may fetch a ball thrown by the client or stand still and allow the client to brush it. These activities with the animal increase the client's range of motion, endurance and strength. Dogs as well as other animals are used in various ways to elicit the desired response from the client. No studies were found in the literature that examined the use of animals as adjuncts to, or as modalities in occupational ...

Locus Of Control, Activity Level, And Living Situation Among The Elderly, Jennifer L. Birchenough Dec 1997

#### Locus Of Control, Activity Level, And Living Situation Among The Elderly, Jennifer L. Birchenough

##### Masters Theses

The focus of this study was to investigate the relationships among locus of control, activity level, and living situation in the elderly. The participants in this study consisted of 62 elderly individuals who resided in one of three living situations: (1) independent living, (2) assisted living, and (3) comprehensive care centers. All participants were screened for cognitive status using the Mini-Mental State Assessment (Folstein, M., Folstein, S., & McHugh, 1975). Individuals who scored in the normal range then completed a Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966) and the Index of Occupational Behavior (Gregory, 1983) to address the meaningfulness of, and frequency ...

Anthroposophic Perspectives In Primary Care, Ira S. Cantor Md, Steven Rosenzweig Md Dec 1997

#### Anthroposophic Perspectives In Primary Care, Ira S. Cantor Md, Steven Rosenzweig Md

##### Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers

A core challenge of contemporary medicine is to integrate the technological successes of biomedical science with a comprehensive under-standing of the physical, psychosocial, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of health and illness. Toward this end, bridges are being created between conventional medicine and alternative systems of healing which reflect a holistic model of the human being. Even when both conventional and complementary approaches are used side-by-side in the same patient, they remain separate in their basic assumptions and goals. Today's mechanistic disease model is cut off from such notions as life-energy, consciousness, and spirituality, so integral to many alternative paradigms ...

Dec 1997

#### Critical Thinking Attributes Of Undergraduate Nursing Faculty, Julie A. Coon

##### Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the critical thinking skills of undergraduate nursing faculty to determine how these skills compared with the established critical thinking skill norms for undergraduate nursing students and if the critical thinking skills of nursing faculty were related to the type of program they teach in, their years of experience in nursing education, their level of formal education, their preferred methods of instruction, and their level of formal training in critical thinking. Nursing faculty from 17 Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs and 11 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs in the State of ...

Dec 1997

#### Cultural Considerations In Clinical Reasoning: An Occupational Therapy Case Study, Sandra M. Winter

##### Masters Theses

This study looked at an occupational therapist's work with clients from varied cultural backgrounds. Qualitative research strategies and a phenomenological approach were used to gather data through interviews with a single respondent and observation of treatment. This methodology was used to examine the process utilized to acquire cultural knowledge and integrate that knowledge into treatment planning. Research focused on: (a) how the cultural background of a client influenced an occupational therapist as she planned and implemented treatment, (b) how the treatment process was influenced by cultural differences between the therapist and the client, and (c) how training or education ...

Dyslipidemia And Its Relation With Body Mass Index Versus Waist Hip Ratio, A Jabbar, A Irfanullah, J Akhter, Y K. Mirza Dec 1997

#### Dyslipidemia And Its Relation With Body Mass Index Versus Waist Hip Ratio, A Jabbar, A Irfanullah, J Akhter, Y K. Mirza

##### Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care

To study the magnitude of dyslipidemia in asymptomatic subjects and its relation to body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip-ratio (WHR), 88 subjects attending the health analysis programme were examined and their age, sex, BMI, WHR, fasting blood glucose and lipids were measured. The distribution of the lipid levels and the frequency of dyslipidemia were noted. Forty-eight percent had a total cholesterol of > 200 mg/dl and 50% had an HDL-cholesterol of < 40 mg/dl. On comparing the means of total cholesterol to BMI and WHR, it was found that total cholesterol level was statistically significant for WHR above and below 0.9 for males and 0.8 for females, whereas not so for BMI above and below 27 kg/m2. The prevalence of dyslipidemia in asymptomatic people in this group emphasizes the need for routine health screening for early institution of preventive measures. The correlation with WHR rather than BMI points towards importance of measuring parameters of central obesity rather than body weight and height only.

#### Processing Strategies And Recall Performance For Narrative Passages And Word Lists Of Negative And Neutral Affective Valence In Depression, Lora L. Sloan

##### Theses and Dissertations

Depressed individuals have been found to exhibit memory deficits on tasks that require effortful processing. They have also been found to remember negative materials better than their nondepressed cohorts. While these findings are well-documented, there have been few studies designed to examine how and why these differences in recall occur. The present study examined prose passage and word list recall in depressed and nondepressed college students. Processing times and structure of recall were also examined to assist in determining how material was processed and remembered. Half of the passages and word lists utilized were of negative affective valence and half ...