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Emotion Regulation Strategies And Perceived Emotional Intelligence: The Effect Of Age., Iwanna Sepiadou May 2024

Emotion Regulation Strategies And Perceived Emotional Intelligence: The Effect Of Age., Iwanna Sepiadou

Adultspan Journal

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived emotional intelligence and the reported use of cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression. We also investigated the possible effects of age on the aforementioned variables. The total sample consisted of 379 people (158 men, 220 women, 1 unreported). Across participants, 273 were young (20-39 years old) and 106 were middle-aged (40-65 years old). We found statistically significant positive correlations between the dimensions of perceived emotional intelligence and the reported use of cognitive reappraisal and negative primarily correlations between the dimensions of perceived emotional intelligence and the reported use of …


A Multi-Modal Intervention To Decrease Hpv Vaccine Hesitancy And Increase Uptake In Young Adult Women, Rylee Cartales May 2024

A Multi-Modal Intervention To Decrease Hpv Vaccine Hesitancy And Increase Uptake In Young Adult Women, Rylee Cartales

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer worldwide and the most common sexually transmitted disease, yet hesitancy towards the HPV vaccine remains high and uptake of the HPV vaccine remains remarkably low (CDC, 2021b). The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to determine if the implementation of a multimodal intervention including a motivational interview, strong provider recommendation, and educational materials will decrease HPV vaccine hesitancy and consequentially increase uptake of the vaccine. Eleven young adult women ages 18-26 from a rural outpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) clinic in Indiana participated in this project. After agreeing …


Barriers To Healthcare Access Between English And Spanish Speakers In An Underserved Population, Adeena Javed, Dale Johnson, Gerardo J. Rivera-Colón, Nathaniel J. Byrnes, Kristin Bertsch, Anne C. Jones May 2024

Barriers To Healthcare Access Between English And Spanish Speakers In An Underserved Population, Adeena Javed, Dale Johnson, Gerardo J. Rivera-Colón, Nathaniel J. Byrnes, Kristin Bertsch, Anne C. Jones

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

• According to the NJ State Department of Health, Atlantic County has higher rates of smoking, respiratory disease, hypercholesterolemia, as well as death rates due to coronary heart disease, HIV, and all cancers compared to the NJ state average1,2.

• With over 20% of Atlantic County's population identifying as Hispanic, Spanish speakers encounter greater obstacles compared to their English-speaking counterparts in accessing healthcare services and improving health outcomes1,2 .

• Existing research indicates that various factors, including health insurance coverage, proximity to healthcare facilities, transportation options, health literacy levels, and trust in the medical profession, significantly influence access to healthcare …


Addressing Gaps In Care Through A Medical Student-Led Cancer Screening Project, Matthew Green, Hannah Ngo, Dakota B. Pastore, Jenna Zappetti, Olivia Siciliano, Meghan Mcquade, John Sauer, Anne Jones May 2024

Addressing Gaps In Care Through A Medical Student-Led Cancer Screening Project, Matthew Green, Hannah Ngo, Dakota B. Pastore, Jenna Zappetti, Olivia Siciliano, Meghan Mcquade, John Sauer, Anne Jones

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC), breast cancer (BrCa), and cervical cancer are three of the most preventable cancers. Despite the known significance for early detection and treatment, barriers to screening remain. We developed a medical student-led project to improve adherence to national cancer screening guidelines in patients across Rowan-Virtua Family Medicine (FM) practices. This study assesses the initiative’s efficacy in improving adherence to CRC, BrCa, and cervical cancer screenings.

Methods: Rowan-Virtua FM patients between the ages of 21-75 (n=735) were identified as due or up-to-date on cancer screenings based on chart review. Student volunteers were trained to contact patients to discuss …


Improving Behavioral Health Counseling Scheduling Rates On Same Day Of Referral, Benjamin Rogers, Md, Rachel Pallay, Md, Edward Delesky, Md, Meg Broderick, Md, Jade Enright, Md, Eunice Choe, Md May 2024

Improving Behavioral Health Counseling Scheduling Rates On Same Day Of Referral, Benjamin Rogers, Md, Rachel Pallay, Md, Edward Delesky, Md, Meg Broderick, Md, Jade Enright, Md, Eunice Choe, Md

Department of Family & Community Medicine Posters

Background

  • Studies suggest 1 in 5 adults in the US suffer from mental illness, with up to 46% of Philadelphia residents reporting poor mental health.
  • Care integration beginning with primary care physician evaluation and management is becoming more common.
  • Behavioral health counseling (BHC), provided by a primary physician and trained psychologist, is vital in management of mental health conditions.
  • Studies suggest same-day scheduling of follow up appointments improves treatment adherence.
  • Goal: Improve BHC scheduling rates on same-day of initial referral.


Increasing Utilization Of Community Resources To Address Social Determinants Of Health Barriers In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Kimberly Williams May 2024

Increasing Utilization Of Community Resources To Address Social Determinants Of Health Barriers In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Kimberly Williams

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Student Works

PURPOSE: To determine if identifying SDOH barriers to care in adults with DMT2 and providing information about community-based resources designed to decrease the impact of these barriers will improve adherence, decrease SDOH barriers, and reduce HbA1c levels.

DESIGN/METHODS: Quasi-experimental design. Participants completed PRAPARE screenings and received handouts detailing contact information for local resources. HbA1c levels were collected prior to or at the initial appointment. Contact was attempted at 4-6 weeks to ensure resources were utilized. 3-month follow up appointments were completed during which PRAPARE screenings were repeated, HbA1c levels were collected, and post-intervention surveys were completed.

CONClUSIONS: Participants who did …


The Role Of Inflammation In Diabetic Retinopathy In Patients With Type Ii Diabetes; Potential Therapeutic Perspectives, Adriana Georgescu, Ana Dascalu, Daniela Stana, Cristina Alexandrescu, Anca Bobirca, Bogdan Mihai Cristea, Geta Vancea, Crenguta Sorina Serboiu, Dragos Serban, Corneliu Tudor, Andreea Letitia Arsene, Laura Carina Tribus Apr 2024

The Role Of Inflammation In Diabetic Retinopathy In Patients With Type Ii Diabetes; Potential Therapeutic Perspectives, Adriana Georgescu, Ana Dascalu, Daniela Stana, Cristina Alexandrescu, Anca Bobirca, Bogdan Mihai Cristea, Geta Vancea, Crenguta Sorina Serboiu, Dragos Serban, Corneliu Tudor, Andreea Letitia Arsene, Laura Carina Tribus

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the major causes of visual impairment and blindness in adult population. The pathology is complex, the metabolic changes induced by the hyperglycemic environment leading to neurodegeneration, microvascular damage, with secondary ischemic and inflammatory changes in the retina. This review aims to update the literature data related to the role of inflammation in the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Thus, the molecular and biochemical mechanisms triggered by excess glucose increase the expression of genes involved in inflammatory processes, which leads to the synthesis of inflammatory cytokines such as Il1, Il6, TNF alpha as well as …


Observational Analysis For Predicting Initial Spikes In Testing Volume Of Cohorts Inside And Outside Of A Regional Covid-19 Screening Program, Adam M. Franks, Seth Bergeron, Tammy Bannister, Justin Spradling, Tamara Lowe, Paris Johnson, Rajan Lamichhane, Stephen M. Petrany Apr 2024

Observational Analysis For Predicting Initial Spikes In Testing Volume Of Cohorts Inside And Outside Of A Regional Covid-19 Screening Program, Adam M. Franks, Seth Bergeron, Tammy Bannister, Justin Spradling, Tamara Lowe, Paris Johnson, Rajan Lamichhane, Stephen M. Petrany

Marshall Journal of Medicine

BACKGROUND Containing the highly contagious SARs-CoV-2 pathogen requires a safe and effective screening program. The aim of this observational cohort study is to analyze a regional testing center and identify factors predicting testing rates that direct supply and staffing needs.

METHODS A drive-through SAR-CoV-2 regional testing facility was created. Number of tests and positive results were collected for eighteen months. Data for testing demand was compared to positive results, percent positive rates (PPR), known external factors, and county PPR. Dissimilarities were contrasted with dynamic time warp and a detailed agreement analysis. The Grainger’s test was utilized to assess the degree …


Covid-19 In The Setting Of Hiv And Severe Hemophilia A: A Case Report, Ryan Wilson, Chae Ko, Rahul Kashyap Apr 2024

Covid-19 In The Setting Of Hiv And Severe Hemophilia A: A Case Report, Ryan Wilson, Chae Ko, Rahul Kashyap

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

Introduction

A hyperactive immune response is the driving force behind severe Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Complications of severe COVID-19 include acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory failure, and increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The management of patients with COVID-19 includes respiratory support, decreasing immune response to the virus to prevent the progression of disease, and anticoagulation to prevent VTE.

Case Presentation

We present the case of a patient with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hemophilia A admitted with COVID-19. This case demonstrates the difficulties present when managing COVID-19 in patients with specific comorbidities. Anticoagulation is a …


Education Of The Effects Of Obesity Medications And A Stepwise Approach To Mitigate Prevalence And Encourage Lifestyle Medicine For Primary Care Physicians, Kiely M. Curran Apr 2024

Education Of The Effects Of Obesity Medications And A Stepwise Approach To Mitigate Prevalence And Encourage Lifestyle Medicine For Primary Care Physicians, Kiely M. Curran

Department of Nutrition Student Projects

My Capstone project is an Educational Manual that emphasizes a healthcare team approach to the treatment and management of obesity. The Educational Manual consists of a standardized protocol in management of obesity in patients and a document with summarized references for primary care providers; and a simplified document for patient education. There is a growing interest in the usage of obesity medications. The purpose of my Capstone project is to provide a simplified manual for the primary care provider to reference to make knowledgeable and patient-centered decisions in the prescription of obesity medications and decisions in weight-management. My methodology included …


Family Physicians And Menstrual Care: An Analysis Of Cera 2023, Allison Casola, Olivia Rea, Tiffany Ho Apr 2024

Family Physicians And Menstrual Care: An Analysis Of Cera 2023, Allison Casola, Olivia Rea, Tiffany Ho

Department of Family & Community Medicine Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: Menstrual health is an important indicator of overall health and has large impacts on quality of life. Despite number and impact, discussion of menstruation remains largely taboo within health care. Patients and physicians are not engaging in regular, meaningful discussions on menstruation. Family physicians, as primary care providers, can facilitate these important conversations.

OBJECTIVES: We sought to understand the profile of menstrual care providing family physicians and assessed physician comfort, knowledge, training, and perceived importance regarding menstrual care.

DESIGN/METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of the 2022 Council of Academic Family Medicine Educational Research Alliance survey. The survey included …


A Multimodal Intervention To Aid In Smoking Cessation, Lauren Druzbicki Apr 2024

A Multimodal Intervention To Aid In Smoking Cessation, Lauren Druzbicki

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; 2023a) notes there are 28.3 million smokers in the United States. In Indiana alone, nearly 29% of adults currently use tobacco, with 19% of the total being cigarette smokers (Indiana Department of Health, 2022). The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to implement a multi-modal intervention to aid in smoking cessation in adults aged 18 and older who are cigarette smokers. The intervention included physician/nurse advise using the ask, advise, refer (AAR) model, the SmokefreeTXT program, and FDA approved smoking cessation medications. The project took place at a primary care …


Family Medicine’S Role In Addressing The Intersections Of Redlining And Climate Change, Daryl O. Traylor, Eboni E. Anderson, Brianna Clark, Alex M. Smith, Cooper K. Allenbrand Apr 2024

Family Medicine’S Role In Addressing The Intersections Of Redlining And Climate Change, Daryl O. Traylor, Eboni E. Anderson, Brianna Clark, Alex M. Smith, Cooper K. Allenbrand

Journal of Sustainable Social Change

Redlining, the practice of discriminating against specific neighborhoods based on race and socioeconomic status, leads to persistent environmental hazards and socioeconomic inequalities that have lasting adverse health effects on their populations. Health disparities are further exacerbated through the concentration of environmental hazards, as well as the escalating impact of climate change, which poses an increased risk of respiratory illness, cardiovascular disease, mental health issues, heat-related illness, infectious diseases, food insecurity, and socioeconomic difficulties in redline neighborhoods.

This paper examines the interplay of redlining, climate change, and health disparities, with an emphasis on the enduring consequences for these marginalized communities. Through …


Strategies For Combating Vaccine Hesitancy In Primary Care, Elizabeth Perkins Hayes Apr 2024

Strategies For Combating Vaccine Hesitancy In Primary Care, Elizabeth Perkins Hayes

Student Scholar Showcase

This article will summarize methods for providers to effectively combat vaccine hesitancy in their patient populations. Vaccine hesitancy is a growing concern in the medical field, as new cases of vaccine preventable diseases arise. However, vaccine hesitancy is more common than vaccine resistance and can be converted into vaccine acceptance with effective communication strategies.

There is no easy solution to the complex problem of vaccine hesitancy. Most studies demonstrate that effective conversion to vaccine acceptance requires tailoring vaccine information to the patient and listening to their concerns. Other methods include exposing patients to survivors of vaccine preventable diseases, or using …


Antibiotic Stewardship In Patients With Viral Upper Respiratory Illness: Improving Quality Measures In Retail Health, Meredith A. Nolan, Robin Harris, Clay Smith Apr 2024

Antibiotic Stewardship In Patients With Viral Upper Respiratory Illness: Improving Quality Measures In Retail Health, Meredith A. Nolan, Robin Harris, Clay Smith

Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

BACKGROUND: Millions of people will die from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in the next 30 years. Retail health providers are pivotal in this global epidemiological problem.

LOCAL PROBLEM: Setting included 15 retail health clinics operated by Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Middle Tennessee. Project examined provider education, patient engagement, and commitment to antibiotic stewardship, components of the CDC's Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship framework. Specific aims were that providers would have a significant reduction in the percentage of antibiotics prescribed for viral illness over the study period.

METHODS: Using the Evidence-Based Practice Improvement Model, a Quality Improvement …


Tick-Borne Disease In Central Pennsylvania: Considering Anaplasmosis, Kishan V. Patel, Fredrick T. Murphy, Jason G. Bankert, Alan J. Kivitz Apr 2024

Tick-Borne Disease In Central Pennsylvania: Considering Anaplasmosis, Kishan V. Patel, Fredrick T. Murphy, Jason G. Bankert, Alan J. Kivitz

Tower Health Research Day

No abstract provided.


Discussing Menstrual Health In Family Medicine, Allison Casola, Alice Renaud, Ashwini Kamath Mulki Apr 2024

Discussing Menstrual Health In Family Medicine, Allison Casola, Alice Renaud, Ashwini Kamath Mulki

Department of Family & Community Medicine Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Implementing In-Room Recycling On A Family Medical Center, Ariann Schultz, Sarah Johnson Apr 2024

Implementing In-Room Recycling On A Family Medical Center, Ariann Schultz, Sarah Johnson

Articles, Abstracts, and Reports

No abstract provided.


Primary Health Care And The Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project, Gijs Walraven, Harrison Chuwa, Alain Fourquet, Paschal Ruggajo Apr 2024

Primary Health Care And The Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project, Gijs Walraven, Harrison Chuwa, Alain Fourquet, Paschal Ruggajo

Internal Medicine, East Africa

No abstract provided.


The Fortify Resilience Initiative, Maria Hernandez, Yvette Cantu Mar 2024

The Fortify Resilience Initiative, Maria Hernandez, Yvette Cantu

Research Symposium

The Fortify Resilience Initiative focuses on building and sustaining a culture of wellbeing for Residents and Fellows (R/Fs) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine’s (SOM) Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency and fellowship programs. In order to address the multitude of threats to physician wellness and to mitigate the silent, but pernicious effects of burnout on these physician learners serving in the RGV, this Initiative from the Office of GME will strengthen existing wellbeing pathways while expanding additional solutions that will work to sustain wellbeing. Utilizing a combination of prevention, promotion, and intervention strategies targeted …


Interdisciplinary Integrated Primary And Behavioral Healthcare (I2pbh) Initiative, John Ronnau, Deepu George, Maria Hernandez, Salvador Arellano Iii, Myrna Ruiz Mar 2024

Interdisciplinary Integrated Primary And Behavioral Healthcare (I2pbh) Initiative, John Ronnau, Deepu George, Maria Hernandez, Salvador Arellano Iii, Myrna Ruiz

Research Symposium

Purpose: The Interdisciplinary Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (I2PBH) Initiative will train University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) mental health graduates to deliver high quality, evidence-based Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) services in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) – a high-need, high-demand, medically underserved Hispanic region along the US-Mexico border. Specifically, the I2PBH initiative will train 24 UTRGV mental health graduates annually to deliver high-quality IBH clinical services through the evidence based Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model. With a training emphasis on basic/advanced theory and clinical skills in the PCBH model, students will serve as Behavioral Health Consultants (BHC) …


Development Of Solitary Keratoacanthoma From A Cutaneous Wart, Joshua M. Ninan, Veronica Salazar Mar 2024

Development Of Solitary Keratoacanthoma From A Cutaneous Wart, Joshua M. Ninan, Veronica Salazar

Research Symposium

Background: Common cutaneous warts, referred to in medicine as verrucae vulgaris, are proliferative lesions caused by human papillomavirus. These lesions are mostly benign and usually resolve without incident, except in the case of the patient mentioned in this report. Our patient developed a solitary keratoacanthoma, currently accepted as a clinical variant of squamous cell carcinoma, as a result of several risk factors and traumatic exposure. The current literature does not have an established association of HPV with solitary keratoacanthomas. This case report explores the presentation and pathogenesis of solitary keratoacanthomas within the setting of HPV.

Case Presentation: 48-year-old Caucasian female …


Baclofen Induced Excessive Perspiration; A Case Report, Othman Farahneh, Lois C. Akpati, Miguel Alvarez Silva Mar 2024

Baclofen Induced Excessive Perspiration; A Case Report, Othman Farahneh, Lois C. Akpati, Miguel Alvarez Silva

Research Symposium

This case report highlights an unexpected side effect of Baclofen, a well-known medication, excessive sweating, a rare occurrence not typically associated with the drug. The patient, a 63-year-old woman, experienced persistent sweating despite initial attributions to postmenopausal symptoms and subsequent medication adjustments. Extensive testing revealed an association between Baclofen use and the symptoms, which resolved upon discontinuation of the drug.

The significance of this case lies in drawing attention to the underreported side effects of excessive sweating linked to Baclofen, emphasizing the importance of considering medication-related effects even with established drugs. The report urges increased awareness among healthcare professionals, addressing …


Assessment Of Breastfeeding Education In Medical Training, Saranya Madan, Abigail Kuplicki Mar 2024

Assessment Of Breastfeeding Education In Medical Training, Saranya Madan, Abigail Kuplicki

Medical Student Research Symposium

In 2019, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine issued a revised set of educational objectives for medical trainees at various stages of education. In this statement, objectives for medical school were broken down into preclinical and clinical training objectives. In this project, our goal is to assess the degree to which medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine is addressing these aims.

The assessment of breastfeeding education is accomplished by surveying medical students at various stages of training (M1-M4) and eliciting their level of confidence in and understanding of the topics outlined in the objectives by the Academy of …


A Case Of Siadh After Bowel Preparation For Routine Colonoscopy, Joseph C. Rath, Allison M. Hemmer, Kennedy A. Forest, Kahlen R. Morris, Mary E. Watson Feb 2024

A Case Of Siadh After Bowel Preparation For Routine Colonoscopy, Joseph C. Rath, Allison M. Hemmer, Kennedy A. Forest, Kahlen R. Morris, Mary E. Watson

Aesculapius Journal (Health Sciences & Medicine)

Electrolyte abnormalities, including hyponatremia, are a known outcome of bowel preparations used for colonoscopy. Severe and symptomatic hyponatremia after bowel preparation is uncommon and occurs due to excessive release of ADH among other contributing factors. Risk factors for developing hyponatremia after bowel preparation include increased age, female gender, kidney disease, heart failure, and use of various medications. We present the case of a 78-year-old female who presented with altered mental status and possible seizures after completing bowel preparation with polyethylene glycol for a colonoscopy. Serum and urine studies were consistent with SIADH. She required fluid restriction, hypertonic saline, and sodium …


Kinship, Gift Exchange, And The Management Of Diabetes, Bryen Turco, Vito Agrusa, Laila Abdallah, James Peter Meza Feb 2024

Kinship, Gift Exchange, And The Management Of Diabetes, Bryen Turco, Vito Agrusa, Laila Abdallah, James Peter Meza

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

The authors examine the impact of kinship structures on the management poorly controlled type 2 diabetes


Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Toward Polypharmacy Among Older People Attending Family Medicine Clinic, Nairobi, Kenya, Maureen Kamau, Njeri Nyanja, Adelaide Lusambili, Jacob Shabani, Gulnaz Mohamoud Feb 2024

Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Toward Polypharmacy Among Older People Attending Family Medicine Clinic, Nairobi, Kenya, Maureen Kamau, Njeri Nyanja, Adelaide Lusambili, Jacob Shabani, Gulnaz Mohamoud

Family Medicine, East Africa

Background Life expectancy has increased over the last century among older people, particularly those aged over 60 years. Aging is associated with increased disability, multiple chronic conditions, and increased use of health services managed with polypharmacy. There are few studies on polypharmacy and aging in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is unclear what older people know and their attitudes toward polypharmacy. This paper presents findings from a study that aimed to understand older people’s knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about polypharmacy.

Methods A qualitative study using in-depth interviews of 15 patients aged 60 years and older who were taking more than five …


Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Stewardship For Healthcare Providers At Urgent Care Clinics, Helen T. Adewole Feb 2024

Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Stewardship For Healthcare Providers At Urgent Care Clinics, Helen T. Adewole

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Antibiotics have revolutionized modern medicine; however, the overuse in urgent care and primary care significantly contributes to the global burden of infections resistant to available antimicrobial medicines. Approximately 30% of the antimicrobials prescribed in acute care settings are unnecessary. Patient demand for antibiotics has seemingly skyrocketed following the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Practitioners must be knowledgeable about antibiotic stewardship initiatives, such as the wait-and-see approach, to reduce antibiotic overuse and improve the trajectory of antibiotic resistance and patient health outcomes. The gap in practice was the limited awareness of scientific evidence-based tools to partner with patients and improve antibiotic prescription patterns. …


Women’S Comfort With Mobile Applications For Menstrual Cycle Self-Monitoring Following The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade, Gabrielle M. Salvatore, Iris Bercovitz, Danielle Arigo Jan 2024

Women’S Comfort With Mobile Applications For Menstrual Cycle Self-Monitoring Following The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade, Gabrielle M. Salvatore, Iris Bercovitz, Danielle Arigo

Faculty Scholarship for the College of Science & Mathematics

Background: The overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 has many implications for American women of reproductive age, as well as for researchers focused on women’s health in the United States (U.S.). Personal reproductive health data, such as information collected by menstrual cycle (MC) tracking applications (apps), can now be bought, sold, or accessed by law enforcement to enforce limits on abortion. American women have grown concerned about data privacy and have even deleted MC tracking apps following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This concern is problematic as these apps may advance our understanding of women’s MC experiences …


A Rare Case Of Acute Pancreatitis Associated With Cannabinoids Consumption, Mays Abdulazeez, Michael Perez, Alejandro Hidalgo Parada, Rani Rabah, Greity Dominguez, Rowel Perez Vargas, Jose Cano, Jesus Garza-Tamez, Sunand Kallumadanda Jan 2024

A Rare Case Of Acute Pancreatitis Associated With Cannabinoids Consumption, Mays Abdulazeez, Michael Perez, Alejandro Hidalgo Parada, Rani Rabah, Greity Dominguez, Rowel Perez Vargas, Jose Cano, Jesus Garza-Tamez, Sunand Kallumadanda

Research Symposium

Introduction: Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas characterized by abdominal pain and elevated levels of pancreatic enzymes in the blood. Acute pancreatitis is a leading gastrointestinal cause of hospitalization in the United States. Several conditions are associated with acute pancreatitis, of which gallstones and chronic alcohol use disorder account for approximately two-thirds of the cases. Others, including smoking, hypertriglyceridemia, infections, trauma, drugs, malignancy, scorpion stings, hypercalcemia, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), opioids, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, macrolides, diuretics, statins, and cannabis have also been associated with acute pancreatitis. Cannabis is the most widely used recreational drug worldwide, with …