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Prevention Of Retained Placenta By Injection Of Collagenase Into Umbilical Arteries Of Calves Delivered By Cesarean Section: A Tolerance Study, Hugo Eiler, P Wan, N Valk, Kellie Fecteau Jun 2014

Prevention Of Retained Placenta By Injection Of Collagenase Into Umbilical Arteries Of Calves Delivered By Cesarean Section: A Tolerance Study, Hugo Eiler, P Wan, N Valk, Kellie Fecteau

Kellie Fecteau

In the cow, cesarean section delivery is often followed by retention of fetal membranes. Hypothetically, the retention of fetal membranes could be prevented by intraplacental injections of the enzyme collagenase. However, the infusion of this potent proteolytic enzyme into a uterus traumatized by surgery can lead to uterine damage, including perforation. Thus, the objective of this research was to evaluate tolerance of intraplacental treatment of bacterial collagenase. A cesarean section was performed on 10 experimental cows undergoing induced delivery or diagnosed with dystocia. During the surgical procedure, 200,000 units of bacterial collagenase in 1 L of saline were infused ...


Investigation Of The Effects Of Hyperthyroidism On Renal Function In The Cat, William Adams, G Daniel, Alfred Legendre May 2013

Investigation Of The Effects Of Hyperthyroidism On Renal Function In The Cat, William Adams, G Daniel, Alfred Legendre

Alfred M Legendre DVM, MS, DACVIM

This study evaluated the effects of thyroxine on renal function in the cat. Baseline serum thyroxine (T4) concentrations, clinicopathologic data (complete blood count [CBC], serum chemistry panel, urinalysis), and nuclear medicine determinations of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), effective renal plasma flow (ERPF), and effective renal blood flow (ERBF) were measured in 10 normal adult cats. Cats were then injected with thyroxine (T4) (50 micrograms/kg SQ) daily for 30 d to induce hyperthyroidism. Clinicopathologic and nuclear medicine studies were repeated at 30 d. Cats injected with thyroxine had significant increases in T4, GFR, and ERBF and significant declines in serum ...


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance Of Intracranial Hemorrhage Secondary To Cerebral Vascular Malformation In A Dog, William Thomas, William Adams, M Mcgavin, Rebecca Gompf May 2013

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance Of Intracranial Hemorrhage Secondary To Cerebral Vascular Malformation In A Dog, William Thomas, William Adams, M Mcgavin, Rebecca Gompf

William B. Thomas, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

A 14-year-old dog developed an acute onset of depression, disorientation, left hemiparesis,left hemianopia, left facial hypoesthesia, and a tendency to turn to the right. Based on these findings, a lesion affecting the right forebrain was suspected. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass within the right cerebral hemisphere resulting in compression of the right lateral ventricle and shifting the longitudinal fissure to the left. The lesion was hyperintense on T1-weighted images and hyperintense with focal regions of hypointensity on proton density-, and T2-weighted images, consistent with a subacute hemorrhage. At necropsy, there was a hematoma in the parietal portion of ...


Changes In Renal Function In Cats Following Treatment Of Hyperthyrodism Using I131, William Adams, Gregory Daniel, Alfred Legendre, Rebecca Gompf, Cynthia Gove Feb 2013

Changes In Renal Function In Cats Following Treatment Of Hyperthyrodism Using I131, William Adams, Gregory Daniel, Alfred Legendre, Rebecca Gompf, Cynthia Gove

William H Adams, DVM, DACVR

Changes in renal fnction of twenty-two cats treated for hyperthyrodism using radioiodine were evaluated. Serum thyroxine (T4), serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and urine specificgravity were measured before treatment and 6 and 30 days after treatment. Twenty-two cats had pretreatment and 21 cats had 6 day posttreatment measurement of glomercular filtration rate (GFR) using nuclear medicine imaging techniques. there were significant declines in serum T4 at 6 days following treatment, but the changes in GFR, serum creatinine and BUN were not significant. At 30 days following treatment, there were significant increases in BUN and serum creatinine and further significant ...


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor Oct 2011

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

This report contains a summary of the available information on the key issues involved in parity initiatives: the experiences at the national level (see “National Parity Initiatives”) as well as the experiences of other states that have developed and/or implemented parity legislation (see “State Parity Initiatives”); the cost experiences resulting in implementing parity for mental disorders (see Costs”); and implications and suggestions for proceeding with the development of mental health parity in Florida (see "Evaluating Benefits from Mental Health Parity” and “Conclusions”).


Changes In Renal Function In Cats Following Treatment Of Hyperthyrodism Using I131, William Adams, Gregory Daniel, Alfred Legendre, Rebecca Gompf, Cynthia Gove Aug 2011

Changes In Renal Function In Cats Following Treatment Of Hyperthyrodism Using I131, William Adams, Gregory Daniel, Alfred Legendre, Rebecca Gompf, Cynthia Gove

Alfred M Legendre DVM, MS, DACVIM

Changes in renal fnction of twenty-two cats treated for hyperthyrodism using radioiodine were evaluated. Serum thyroxine (T4), serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and urine specificgravity were measured before treatment and 6 and 30 days after treatment. Twenty-two cats had pretreatment and 21 cats had 6 day posttreatment measurement of glomercular filtration rate (GFR) using nuclear medicine imaging techniques. there were significant declines in serum T4 at 6 days following treatment, but the changes in GFR, serum creatinine and BUN were not significant. At 30 days following treatment, there were significant increases in BUN and serum creatinine and further significant ...


Effect Of Acepromazine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach Aug 2011

Effect Of Acepromazine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach

Thomas J Doherty

The effect of i.v. acepromazine (0.05 mg/kg bwt), butorphanol (0.05 mg/kg bwt) and a combination of acepromazine and butorphanol on halothane minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) was determined in 7 mixed-breed ponies. Ventilation was controlled, and blood pressure and temperature were maintained within normal limits. Following the determination of baseline MAC, treatments were administered to each pony in a random manner. The control treatment was normal saline. The baseline halothane MAC for the control group was 0.910.04%, and no significant change occurred after saline administration. Acepromazine decreased the halothane MAC from 0.920.02 ...


Effect Of High Volume Epidural Morphine, Ketamine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach Aug 2011

Effect Of High Volume Epidural Morphine, Ketamine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach

Thomas J Doherty

The effects of epidurally administered morphine, ketamine and butorphanol on halothane minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) was studied. 7 ponies were anaesthetised with thiopentone and succinylcholine, intubated and had anaesthesia maintained with halothane. Ventilation was controlled and blood pressure was maintained within normal limits. Following the determination of baseline halothane MAC for the pelvic and thoracic limbs, the ponies were given morphine (0.1 mg/kg bwt), ketamine (0.8 or 1.2 mg/kg bwt), butorphanol (0.05 mg/kg bwt) or saline, epidurally, to a final volume of 0.15 ml/kg bwt. The halothane MAC for the pelvic ...


Effect Of Acepromazine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach Oct 2010

Effect Of Acepromazine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach

Dennis R. Geiser DVM, DAVBP

The effect of i.v. acepromazine (0.05 mg/kg bwt), butorphanol (0.05 mg/kg bwt) and a combination of acepromazine and butorphanol on halothane minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) was determined in 7 mixed-breed ponies. Ventilation was controlled, and blood pressure and temperature were maintained within normal limits. Following the determination of baseline MAC, treatments were administered to each pony in a random manner. The control treatment was normal saline. The baseline halothane MAC for the control group was 0.910.04%, and no significant change occurred after saline administration. Acepromazine decreased the halothane MAC from 0.920.02 ...


The Effect Of Epidural Xylazine On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach Oct 2010

The Effect Of Epidural Xylazine On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach

Dennis R. Geiser DVM, DAVBP

The effects of epidurally administered xylazine on halothane minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) were examined in 6 healthy pony geldings. Anaesthesia was induced with i.v. administration of thiopentone (4 mg/kg) and succinylcholine (0.15 mg/kg) and maintained with halothane in oxygen. Following baseline halothane MAC determination, each pony was given 0.15 mg/kg xylazine hydrochloride or saline epidurally. No change in halothane MAC was observed following saline administration. Xylazine administration, however, significantly decreased halothane MAC from 0.93 to 0.61% in the thoracic limb and from 0.93 to 0.53% in the pelvic limb. Recovery ...


Effect Of High Volume Epidural Morphine, Ketamine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach Oct 2010

Effect Of High Volume Epidural Morphine, Ketamine And Butorphanol On Halothane Minimum Alveolar Concentration In Ponies, Thomas Doherty, Dennis Geiser, Barton Rohrbach

Dennis R. Geiser DVM, DAVBP

The effects of epidurally administered morphine, ketamine and butorphanol on halothane minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) was studied. 7 ponies were anaesthetised with thiopentone and succinylcholine, intubated and had anaesthesia maintained with halothane. Ventilation was controlled and blood pressure was maintained within normal limits. Following the determination of baseline halothane MAC for the pelvic and thoracic limbs, the ponies were given morphine (0.1 mg/kg bwt), ketamine (0.8 or 1.2 mg/kg bwt), butorphanol (0.05 mg/kg bwt) or saline, epidurally, to a final volume of 0.15 ml/kg bwt. The halothane MAC for the pelvic ...


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 ...


The Morality Of Intimate Faculty-Student Relationships, Nicholas Dixon Dec 1997

The Morality Of Intimate Faculty-Student Relationships, Nicholas Dixon

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Papers

Presented September 19, 1996 for the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society


Examination Of Students Engagement In A Block-Schedule Innovation Program, Isaac Kwa Kyemenu-Sarsa Dec 1997

Examination Of Students Engagement In A Block-Schedule Innovation Program, Isaac Kwa Kyemenu-Sarsa

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Innovations in education occur in an attempt to bring about improvement in the educational process. But not all innovations tum out to have positive effect on the educational process. Kirk (1988) noted that it is possible to present an innovation that embodies some new idea without it ever bringing about any genuine change in what people think or do. Block-scheduling developed about five ago is one innovation that has attracted attention in recent years and is gaining ground with an increasing number of schools block-scheduling. The schedule has as its aim, a reduced number of periods per day, (usually four ...


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


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

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


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 ...


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.


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 ...


The Relationship Between Health Locus Of Control And Health Behaviors Of Women Who Have Undergone Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Heather Ferrillo Dec 1997

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

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.


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 ...


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 Dec 1997

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 ...


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

Master's 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 ...


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 Dec 1997

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

Master's 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 ...


Cultural Considerations In Clinical Reasoning: An Occupational Therapy Case Study, Sandra M. Winter Dec 1997

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

Master's 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 ...


Perceived Differences Between Male And Female Occupational Therapists’ Treatment And Other Related Gender Issues, Dennis Robert Jones Dec 1997

Perceived Differences Between Male And Female Occupational Therapists’ Treatment And Other Related Gender Issues, Dennis Robert Jones

Master's Theses

This study explored how occupational therapy clients perceive the treatment they receive from male and female occupational therapists. The study was conducted in a qualitative manner. Occupational therapy supervisors who have supervised both female and male occupational therapists were interviewed to gain an initial understanding of the relevant issues. More structured interviews were then conducted with clients who have been treated by both a female and a male occupational therapist. Therapists and clients were also observed during four treatment sessions.

Analysis of the data collected through interviews revealed that supervisors and clients do notice some behavioral differences in male and ...


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.