Prostate Cancer: Patient Education For Changing Guidelines, 2018 University of Vermont College of Medicine
Prostate Cancer: Patient Education For Changing Guidelines, Richard Mendez
Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects
In May 2012 United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against prostate cancer screening, Grade D, with no other recommendation for providers. Since prostate cancer continues to be among the most common cancer in the United States among men, patients were exposed to previous guidelines during routine visits and require updated educational materials for primary care visits.
Are Underground Coal Miners Satisfied With Their Work Boots?, 2018 University of Wollongong
Are Underground Coal Miners Satisfied With Their Work Boots?, Jessica Dobson, Diane L. Riddiford-Harland, Alison F. Bell, Julie R. Steele
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers
Dissatisfaction with work boot design is common in the mining industry. Many underground coal miners believe their work boots contribute to the high incidence of lower limb injuries they experience. Despite this, the most recent research to examine underground coal mining work boot satisfaction was conducted over a decade ago. This present study aimed to address this gap in the literature by assessing current mining work boot satisfaction in relation to the work-related requirements for underground coal mining. 358 underground coal miners (355 men; mean age = 39.1 ± 10.7 years) completed a 54-question survey regarding their job details, work ...
Grand Rounds: Year End Roundup, 2017 Thomas Jefferson University
Grand Rounds: Year End Roundup, Daniel G. Kipnis, Msi
Jefferson Digital Commons News
Use your break to expand your knowledge by checking out the many Grand Rounds posted in the Jefferson Digital Commons. Topics range from nasal reconstruction to sexuality and aging. With hours of Grand Rounds to experience (see some samples below), your holiday will transform from boredom to excitement! Happy holidays from the Jefferson Digital Commons!
Development Of A Nurse Practitioner First Assistant Orientation Program, 2017 The University of San Francisco
Development Of A Nurse Practitioner First Assistant Orientation Program, Romoanetia Lofton
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects
The demand for surgical services continues to increase, creating a strain in our healthcare system and causing increasing backlog hours for the operating room. Allowing nurse practitioners (NP) to function in an expanded role in the perioperative environment requires additional training beyond the generic NP program. With this additional training, the NP can function as a first assistant, providing delegated medical functions in the perioperative environment. An in-house NP registered nurse first assistant orientation program was developed based on the adult learning theory as a conceptual framework combined with the AORN perioperative standards as a foundation. The cost of using ...
An Evidence-Based Implementation Project On High Utilizers In The Emergency Department, 2017 The University of San Francisco
An Evidence-Based Implementation Project On High Utilizers In The Emergency Department, Bernadette Martin Ruggles
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects
Challenges have been presented to the Emergency Department (ED) over the last several years as the dramatic rise in health insurance enrollment continues. Although, with the Republican bill, the American Health Care Act, changes to Medicaid may alter the health program leaving many uncertainties (Kaplan & Pear, 2017). Evidence reflects EDs are inundated with even more patients taking advantage of the availability of a one-stop shop for their care and treatment. Costs of ED services and resource allocation are rising as a result of these unnecessary visits contributing to a total healthcare expenditure of approximately 17.6% of the US ...
Teaching A Primary Prevention Falls Program: Using The Stop Elderly Accidents, Deaths, And Injuries (Steadi) Toolkit, 2017 The University of San Francisco
Teaching A Primary Prevention Falls Program: Using The Stop Elderly Accidents, Deaths, And Injuries (Steadi) Toolkit, Janice Mark
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects
Problem: Falls in the community dwelling older adult (CDOA) are a growing health concern, placing large financial and social burdens. Primary care providers (PCPs) are not engaging in falls assessment and prevention activities due to the lack of knowledge and time. Context: Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries, and is projected to worsen with the increase in the aging population. STEADI is a fall assessment and prevention toolkit created by the CDC to tackle this problem designed to address the knowledge and practice gaps of PCPs. Interventions: A DNP project was crafted and implemented to train ...
Primary Headache Disorders In The Adult General Population Of Pakistan - A Cross Sectional Nationwide Prevalence Survey., 2017 Headache Research Foundation of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan.
Primary Headache Disorders In The Adult General Population Of Pakistan - A Cross Sectional Nationwide Prevalence Survey., A. A. Herekar,, A. Ahmad, , U. L. Uqaili, Bilal Ahmed, J Effendi, S. Z. Alvi, , M. A. Shahab, U. Javed, A. D. Herekar, Rafiq Khanani, T. J. Steiner
Department of Medicine
Background: The large geographical gaps in our knowledge of the prevalence and burden of headache disorders include almost all of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). We report a nationwide population-based study in Pakistan, an EMR country with the sixth largest population in the world, conducted as a project within the Global Campaign against Headache.
Methods: We surveyed six locations from the four provinces of Pakistan: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan. We randomly selected and visited rural and urban households in each. One adult member (18–65 years) of each household, also randomly selected, was interviewed by a trained non-medical interviewer ...
The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen
The implications of methamphetamine use are vast and prevalent in the U.S. This epidemic is also well recognized in Tennessee and in Hamilton County. The number of men and women that continue to use methamphetamine speaks to the importance of this issue. Among these individuals, pregnant women comprise a significant portion of female methamphetamine users across the United States. The potential complications that can arise for not only a mother but also her child due to maternal methamphetamine use pose a much more significant issue. The detrimental effects that a child can experience as a result of maternal methamphetamine ...
A Clinical Nurse Leader Initiative: Promoting Mobility Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents, 2017 The University of San Francisco
A Clinical Nurse Leader Initiative: Promoting Mobility Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents, Ulyses Reamico
Master's Projects and Capstones
Maintenance of mobility during hospitalization or stay in long-term care facility result in improved patient outcomes including but not limited to decreased incidence of falls, non-pharmacological pain intervention, and prevention of further functional decline. In a 45-bed rehabilitation unit of a Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facility, a clinical nurse leader (CNL) initiative was done to promote mobility among the patients to mitigate functional decline. The patients, also referred to as clients or residents in long-term care facilities, were aged between 20s and 90s. The resident population consisted of patients admitted for physical rehabilitation after a stroke or surgical procedure ...
Impact Of Natural Blind Spot Location On Perimetry., 2017 Harvard Medical School
Impact Of Natural Blind Spot Location On Perimetry., Mengyu Wang, Lucy Q. Shen, Michael V. Boland, Sarah R. Wellik, Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Jonathan S. Myers, Peter J. Bex, Tobias Elze
Wills Eye Institute Papers
We study the spatial distribution of natural blind spot location (NBSL) and its impact on perimetry. Pattern deviation (PD) values of 11,449 reliable visual fields (VFs) that are defined as clinically unaffected based on summary indices were extracted from 11,449 glaucoma patients. We modeled NBSL distribution using a two-dimensional non-linear regression approach and correlated NBSL with spherical equivalent (SE). Additionally, we compared PD values of groups with longer and shorter distances than median, and larger and smaller angles than median between NBSL and fixation. Mean and standard deviation of horizontal and vertical NBSL were 14.33° ± 1.37 ...
The Effects Of Continuous Insulin Pump Therapy On Glycemic Control In Pregnant Type 1 Diabetics, 2017 Dominican University of California
The Effects Of Continuous Insulin Pump Therapy On Glycemic Control In Pregnant Type 1 Diabetics, Kimberly Kelsey
Senior Theses and Capstone Projects
Type 1 Diabetics have various ways of managing their diabetes that have been studied for their effectiveness. Pregnancy in the Type 1 Diabetic has been understudied. It is known that Diabetics in general have poorer pregnancy outcomes because of poor glycemic control. This coupled with the fact that the body needs 3-4 times more insulin as pregnancy comes to an end makes managing blood glucose levels challenging for diabetics (Lowdermilk, 2016, p. 689). For the Type 1 Diabetic, there are two main ways to control diabetes: multiple daily injections using at least two type of insulin and continuous subcutaneous insulin ...
Confirmation That Mat1a P.Ala259val Mutation Causes Autosomal Dominant Hypermethioninemia, 2017 George Washington University
Confirmation That Mat1a P.Ala259val Mutation Causes Autosomal Dominant Hypermethioninemia, M J. Muriello, S Viall, T Bottiglieri, K Cusmano-Ozog, C R. Ferreira
Pediatrics Faculty Publications
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) I/III deficiency is an inborn error of metabolism caused by mutations in MAT1A, encoding the catalytic subunit of MAT responsible for the synthesis of S-adenosylmethionine, and is characterized by persistent hypermethioninemia. While historically considered a recessive disorder, a milder autosomal dominant form of MAT I/III deficiency occurs, though only the most common mutation p.Arg264His has ample evidence to prove dominant inheritance. We report a case of hypermethioninemia caused by the p.Ala259Val substitution and provide evidence of autosomal dominant inheritance by showing both maternal inheritance of the mutation and concomitant hypermethioninemia. The p.Ala259Val ...
Plasma Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 Levels In Patients With Inborn Errors Of Metabolism, 2017 George Washington University
Plasma Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 Levels In Patients With Inborn Errors Of Metabolism, Brian Kirmse, Juan Cabrera-Luque, Omar Ayyub, Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, Kimberly A. Chapman, Marshall L. Summar
Pediatrics Faculty Publications
Fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) levels are elevated in patients with primary mitochondrial disorders but have not been studied in patients with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) known to have secondary mitochondrial dysfunction. We measured plasma FGF21 by ELISA in patients with and without IEM. FGF21 levels were higher in patients with IEM compared to without IEM (370 pg/dL vs. 0–65 pg/dL). Further study of FGF21 as a biomarker in IEM is warranted.
Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, 2017 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test
Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects
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Building Academic/Practitioner Teams For Human Rights Projects: Examples, Lessons Learned, And Pitfalls To Avoid, 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science
Building Academic/Practitioner Teams For Human Rights Projects: Examples, Lessons Learned, And Pitfalls To Avoid, Theresa Harris
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
Academics are increasingly interested in getting out of their classrooms and labs to contribute their knowledge, expertise, and resources to help communities develop evidence-based policies. In addition to post-election initiatives such as the March for Science and 314 Action, many academics are joining “without borders”-type programs and organizations that connect academics with opportunities to volunteer their time and talents for “social good.”
One of the longest-running of these is On-call Scientists, an initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that connects human rights organizations with pro bono scientists across all fields — life, physical, behavioral, and ...
Symptomatic Choledocholithiasis After Cholecystectomy, 2017 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Symptomatic Choledocholithiasis After Cholecystectomy, Joseph Spataro, Mazen Tolaymat, Charles Kistler, Michael Jacobs, Jeffrey Fitch, Monjur Ahmed
Department of Medicine Posters
- Clinical manifestations of choledocholithiasis include biliary colic, obstructive jaundice, pancreatitis, and acute cholangitis
- Secondary common bile duct (CBD) stones are common when the gallbladder is intact or after recent cholecystectomy (CCY) whereas recurrent stones develop >3 years after surgery1,2
- Patients with retained CBD stones after CCY may be asymptomatic for years and there is limited data on their pattern of presentation
- Despite known predisposing conditions and risk factors for recurrent biliary disease, the role of intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) during CCY remains controversial
Poster presented at: World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017 in Orlando Florida, United States.
What Are Endothelial Cells, 2017 Selected Works
What Are Endothelial Cells, Bennie Liu
The Effects Of In-Service Education On Workplace Incivility For Crnas, 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi
The Effects Of In-Service Education On Workplace Incivility For Crnas, Tran King
Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects
Workplace incivility (WPI) affects many healthcare providers, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. This project was an exploration of the prevalence, nature, and sources of WPI affecting CRNAs. The project’s intervention was an in-service education on WPI for CRNAs. The purposes of the project were to measure the effectiveness of the in-service education in increasing awareness of CRNAs about WPI; and to offer a practice change proposal in terms of a policy against WPI in the anesthesia department.
A Needs Assessment Survey and Demographic Data Information form were distributed from Survey Monkey to participants’ email by way of blind copy ...
Pertinacity Volume 3 Issue 1, 2017 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Pertinacity Volume 3 Issue 1, Yuri Hosokawa
No abstract provided.
Direct Antioxidant Properties Of Methotrexate: Inhibition Of Malondialdehyde-Acetaldehyde-Protein Adduct Formation And Superoxide Scavenging., 2017 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Direct Antioxidant Properties Of Methotrexate: Inhibition Of Malondialdehyde-Acetaldehyde-Protein Adduct Formation And Superoxide Scavenging., Matthew C. Zimmerman, Dahn L. Clemens, Michael J. Duryee, Cleofes Sarmiento, Andrew Chiou, Carlos D. Hunter, Jun Tian, Lynell W. Klassen, James R. O'Dell, Geoffrey M. Thiele, Ted R. Mikuls, Daniel R. Anderson
Journal Articles: Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Methotrexate (MTX) is an immunosuppressant commonly used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Recent observations have shown that patients treated with MTX also exhibit a reduced risk for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although MTX reduces systemic inflammation and tissue damage, the mechanisms by which MTX exerts these beneficial effects are not entirely known. We have previously demonstrated that protein adducts formed by the interaction of malondialdehyde (MDA) and acetaldehyde (AA), known as MAA-protein adducts, are present in diseased tissues of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or CVD. In previously reported studies, MAA-adducts were shown to be highly immunogenic ...