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Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Survey To Assess Inclusion In Dpt Curricula In The United States, Michael Erickson, Paul Nasri, David Perrotto 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Survey To Assess Inclusion In Dpt Curricula In The United States, Michael Erickson, Paul Nasri, David Perrotto

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

The objective of this study is to assess the current level of inclusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Doctor of Physical Therapy curricula in the United States. This survey provides self-reported data regarding the challenges associated with incorporating TCM into the curriculum. All 228 CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education) accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs were included in this survey instrument. A College of Staten Island (CSI) Human & Animal Protection Office (HARPPO) approved survey was e-mailed to the chairperson of each DPT program and respondent data was stored via a secure Survey Monkey® online database ...


The Effects Of Apigenin On Cell Proliferation And Apoptosis In Glioblastoma Multiforme, Trevor Stump, Brittany Santee, Lauren Williams, Chelsae Heinze, Rachel Kunze, Samson Amos, Denise S. Simpson 2016 Cedarville University

The Effects Of Apigenin On Cell Proliferation And Apoptosis In Glioblastoma Multiforme, Trevor Stump, Brittany Santee, Lauren Williams, Chelsae Heinze, Rachel Kunze, Samson Amos, Denise S. Simpson

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a WHO grade IV brain tumor. These tumors are highly proliferative, infiltrative, necrotic, angiogenic, and resistant to apoptosis. One major characteristic of GBM is the overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which leads to cell growth and proliferation when activated. GBM is very difficult to treat due to its location, heterogeneity, and invasiveness; an effective treatment is therefore needed. The use of flavonoids, which are natural compounds found in many fruits and vegetables, has been studied in the treatment of many different tumor types. Apigenin is a specific flavonoid that has previously been shown to ...


The Effect Of Andrographolide On The Metabolism Of Carbamazepine In Rats, Elizabeth Aziz, Samuel Franklin, Ankit Pandav, Abigail Savino, Caleb Thompson, Caleb VanDyke, Ruth Choi, Elisha R. Injeti 2016 Cedarville University

The Effect Of Andrographolide On The Metabolism Of Carbamazepine In Rats, Elizabeth Aziz, Samuel Franklin, Ankit Pandav, Abigail Savino, Caleb Thompson, Caleb Vandyke, Ruth Choi, Elisha R. Injeti

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Objective: To determine if andrographolide (AND) impacts the pharmacokinetics of carbamazepine (CBZ).

Background: CBZ is an anticonvulsant medication that is metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. AND is an over-the-counter medication that is common in Eastern cultures to treat inflammation and is a CYP enzyme inhibitor. Because CBZ is metabolized in the liver by these specific CYP enzymes, coadministration of andrographolide and CBZ could result in a herb-drug interaction. Methods: Sprague-Dawley rats (N=12) aged between 3 months and 6 months (250-350 g) will be split into control (N=6) and treatment (N=6) groups. The treatment ...


Investigation Of The Effects Of Growth Environment On The Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power Of Selected Plant Species, Denise S. Simpson, Marshall C. Johnson, David T. Bancroft, Robert L. Paris 2016 Cedarville University

Investigation Of The Effects Of Growth Environment On The Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power Of Selected Plant Species, Denise S. Simpson, Marshall C. Johnson, David T. Bancroft, Robert L. Paris

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Metabolism within the human body creates multiple oxidant by-products. These oxidants may cause cell injury, damage to DNA, and other complications leading to the development of chronic disease. Antioxidants are important dietary components which defend against oxidative damage by scavenging the oxidant by-products. Research has shown that diets rich in antioxidants offer protection against various chronic diseases.

The goal of this research is to determine the effects of varying growing conditions on the production of antioxidants, and to ultimately find the best possible plant-growth environment for maximum production of antioxidants. Each plant was grown under three different environmental conditions; positive ...


Pregnancy And Childbirth Practices Among Immigrant Women From India: “Have A Healthy Baby”, Rama Cousik, M. Gail Hickey 2016 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Pregnancy And Childbirth Practices Among Immigrant Women From India: “Have A Healthy Baby”, Rama Cousik, M. Gail Hickey

The Qualitative Report

In India, practices relating to pregnancy, childbirth and child development have been rooted in cultural beliefs and traditions that are based on knowledge contained in ancient Indian texts. Many Indians residing across the globe continue to observe these practices. Some may find it challenging to do so when they are residing abroad, away from familiar surroundings and separated from their extended families. A small body of research exists that shows that migrant Indian women do observe traditional maternal practices based on cultural beliefs, but there is a need to learn more about how this knowledge is acquired, disseminated and preserved ...


Hospice And Oncology Nurses’ Perspectives On Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide In California: A Pilot Study, Anna P. Rana 2016 Dominican University of California

Hospice And Oncology Nurses’ Perspectives On Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide In California: A Pilot Study, Anna P. Rana

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

People are living with congenital anomalies, chronic diseases, and disabilities. It is universally agreed upon that every human being has a right to life, however, there is no unanimous decision regarding the right to death. Of the hospice nurses and social workers in Oregon, two-thirds of them reported having a patient ask them about the PAS option (Miller, Harvath, Ganzini, Goy, Delorit, & Jackson, 2004) California, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington have all legalized physician-assisted suicide through legislation. California’s law, the right to death passed on September 11th, 2015. The purpose of this research study is to examine hospice and oncology nurses’ perspectives of Physician-Assisted Suicide. Current research is inconclusive. Further research is necessary to understand how nurse's religion or spiritual framwork affects attitudes, what are ethical alternatives, and what are common perceptions of PAS, etc. This research was guided by the research question; how do hospice and oncology nurses describe the positive and negative aspects of PAS? According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2001), “the nurse should not participate in assisted suicide ...


The Stop For Good Health | Genericapharmacy, Robert Walker 2016 Selected Works

The Stop For Good Health | Genericapharmacy, Robert Walker

Robert Walker

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Nature Connection: Theory, Evidence And Practice, Matt V. Bukowski 2016 James Madison University

Nature Connection: Theory, Evidence And Practice, Matt V. Bukowski

Graduate Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities

This presentation explores scholarly work at the intersection of mental health and the natural world in a variety of disciplines. My intent is to provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, research-based evidence, and clinical practices that support the idea that experiencing the natural world can improve human mental health outcomes.


The Importance Of Including Co-Factor Information When Reporting Resting Heart Rate, John Hart 2016 Sherman College of Chiropractic

The Importance Of Including Co-Factor Information When Reporting Resting Heart Rate, John Hart

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Resting heart rate, sometimes referred to as resting pulse rate (RPR) is taken for various reasons in the various health care professions. As with many physiological tests, there are a number of basic factors that can affect RPR, such as gender and position of the patient during measurement. In most papers, these basic factors are included but in some they are not. If such information is lacking, the meaningfulness of the reported RPR is diminished. The purpose of this manuscript is to highlight the importance of including such information when reporting on RPR data.


Should Primary Care Physicians Address Sleep To Improve Weight Loss In Obese Patients? A Clin-Iq, Kjersti E. Knox 2016 Aurora Health Care

Should Primary Care Physicians Address Sleep To Improve Weight Loss In Obese Patients? A Clin-Iq, Kjersti E. Knox

Kjersti Knox, MD

Obesity is a commonly encountered problem in the primary care setting. Simultaneously, sleep is seen to hold an increasingly important role in many components of health and wellness. A review of the literature was performed to determine if improving sleep positively impacts weight loss in obese adults. The evidence reviewed suggests that improving patients’ sleep may initially improve patient weight loss; however, current studies do not show a sustained statistically significant impact. Until higher powered and higher quality studies are completed, there are no clear evidence-based guidelines for primary care physicians to follow regarding sleep and obesity.


Understanding Physicians’ And Non-Physician Practitioners’ Recommending Practices, Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs And Expectations Regarding Music As A Cost-Effective Complementary And Alternative Medicine Approach, Paul F. Franco 2016 Seton Hall University

Understanding Physicians’ And Non-Physician Practitioners’ Recommending Practices, Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs And Expectations Regarding Music As A Cost-Effective Complementary And Alternative Medicine Approach, Paul F. Franco

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background and Purpose of the Study: With the rise in healthcare costs, partly due to an aging demographic (of whom these care-receivers and their informal family member/friend caregivers are experiencing high stress and anxiety levels resulting in an increase in nursing home placement), a need exists for a cost-effective alternative to the traditional medical approach. Specifically, Music Therapy, a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has been shown to decrease the severity of the problem by alleviating symptoms of an illness and improving overall well-being. The purpose of this study was to create a valid tool entitled “The ...


Patient-Centered Communication And Prognosis Discussions With Cancer Patients, Cleveland Shields, Casey Coker, Shruti Poulsen, Jennifer Doyle, Kevin Fiscella, Ronald Epstein, Jennifer Griggs 2016 Purdue University

Patient-Centered Communication And Prognosis Discussions With Cancer Patients, Cleveland Shields, Casey Coker, Shruti Poulsen, Jennifer Doyle, Kevin Fiscella, Ronald Epstein, Jennifer Griggs

Shruti Poulsen

To examine physician communication associated with prognosis discussion with cancer patients.


Essentials Of Herb-Drug Interactions In The Elderly With Cardiovascular Disease, Sulaiman Sultan, Maria Viqar, Rabaiya Ali, A. Jamil Tajik, Arshad Jahangir 2016 Aurora Health Care

Essentials Of Herb-Drug Interactions In The Elderly With Cardiovascular Disease, Sulaiman Sultan, Maria Viqar, Rabaiya Ali, A. Jamil Tajik, Arshad Jahangir

Arshad Jahangir, MD

As the number of individuals, particularly the elderly, using herbal products with prescription drugs continues to grow, the risk for adverse interactions increases but remains poorly recognized. The true incidence and nature of adverse herb reactions or herb-drug interactions remains unknown since no postmarketing surveillance mechanism exists. Adverse events are greatly underreported, and information regarding safety mainly comes from case reports and suboptimally conducted studies in a limited number of healthy young volunteers or patients with limited comorbidities. Therefore, convincing evidence for the safety of herbal products in the elderly is lacking, and the true magnitude of problems that herb-drug ...


To Restore Health, “Do We Have To Go Back To The Future?” The Impact Of A 4-Day Paleolithic Lifestyle Change On Human Metabolism – A Pilot Study., Jens Freese, Begoña Ruiz-Núñez, Regula Heynck, Sebastian Schwarz, Leo Pruimboom, Robert Renner, Helmut Lötzerich 2016 German Sport University Cologne

To Restore Health, “Do We Have To Go Back To The Future?” The Impact Of A 4-Day Paleolithic Lifestyle Change On Human Metabolism – A Pilot Study., Jens Freese, Begoña Ruiz-Núñez, Regula Heynck, Sebastian Schwarz, Leo Pruimboom, Robert Renner, Helmut Lötzerich

Journal of Evolution and Health

On their way from the Stone Age via the Agricultural Revolution to current high-tech conditions, humans lost their primal foraging behavior. Today, energy expenditure is not necessary anymore for gathering nor hunting, and metabolic diseases are epidemically arising wherever our original Paleolithic lifestyle is turning into a modern sedentary lifestyle. In this pilot study, we followed through the concept that a radical change towards a Paleolithic hunter-gatherer lifestyle could serve as therapy against any metaflammatory disease, even in the short term. Thirteen healthy adult volunteers were transferred to the DELUX National Park (Germany and Luxembourg) for four days and three ...


Why Smart Watches Shouldn't Just Become A Trend: Using Smart Watches In The Treatment Of Diabetes, Caelan Rapp 2016 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Why Smart Watches Shouldn't Just Become A Trend: Using Smart Watches In The Treatment Of Diabetes, Caelan Rapp

S&T’s Peer to Peer

As mobile technologies have advanced, the idea of using them in health care applications has expanded greatly. In a 2011 paper by Boulos et al, the impact of mobile technology such as smartphones in health care was examined. Numerous benefits of the implementations were noted, such as how smartphones are able to provide a connection between both doctors and patients due to the network access capabilities of the device. Additionally, using the existing monitoring and sensor technologies on a smartphone can eliminate the need for other external devices, thus reducing the maintenance required by the patient. All in all, keeping ...


Stinging Nettle: The Bad, The Good, The Unknown, Dennis Baumgardner 2016 Aurora UW Medical Group

Stinging Nettle: The Bad, The Good, The Unknown, Dennis Baumgardner

Dennis Baumgardner

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is native to most of the United States. It has a characteristic description and distribution in the environment. Physical contact with numerous tiny needlelike hairs present on leaves and stems of this plant may result in a contact urticarial dermatitis due to chemical and mechanical irritation triggered by skin penetration of the hairs. The manifestations are self-limited in humans and may be treated by washing the skin, topical preparations and oral antihistamines. Explanation of the natural history of these encounters to the patient is helpful in reducing the sometimes significant anxiety. Preparations and extracts of stinging ...


Implementation Of Mindfulness Training For Mental Health Staff: Organizational Context And Stakeholder Perspectives, Jay Bryon, Douglas Ziedonis, Caroline McGrath, Jean Frazier, Fernando de Torrijos, Carl Fulwiler 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Implementation Of Mindfulness Training For Mental Health Staff: Organizational Context And Stakeholder Perspectives, Jay Bryon, Douglas Ziedonis, Caroline Mcgrath, Jean Frazier, Fernando De Torrijos, Carl Fulwiler

Jean A. Frazier

Occupational stress and burnout adversely impacts mental health care staff well-being and patient outcomes. Mindfulness training reduces staff stress and may improve patient care. However, few studies explore mental health setting implementation. This qualitative study used focus groups to evaluate stakeholders' perceptions of organizational factors affecting implementation of an adapted version of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for staff on adolescent mental health units. Common facilitators included leadership securing buy-in with staff, allocating staff time to participate, and quiet space for training and practice. Other facilitators were past staff knowledge of mindfulness, local champions, and acculturating staff with mindfulness through a ...


Utilization And Costs Of Compounded Medications For Commercially Insured Patients, 2012 – 2013, Timothy McPherson, Patrick Fontane PhD, Express Scripts Holding Company 2016 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Utilization And Costs Of Compounded Medications For Commercially Insured Patients, 2012 – 2013, Timothy Mcpherson, Patrick Fontane Phd, Express Scripts Holding Company

SIUE Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Background: Although compounding has a long-standing tradition in clinical practice, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers have instituted policies to decrease claims for compounded medications, citing questions about their safety, efficacy, high costs, and lack of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. There are no reliable published data on the extent of compounding by community pharmacists nor the fraction of patients who use compounded medications. Prior research suggests that compounded medications represent a relatively small proportion of prescription medications, but these surveys were limited by small sample sizes, subjective data collection methods, and low response rates.

Objective: To determine the number ...


Stinging Nettle: The Bad, The Good, The Unknown, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2016 Aurora UW Medical Group

Stinging Nettle: The Bad, The Good, The Unknown, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is native to most of the United States. It has a characteristic description and distribution in the environment. Physical contact with numerous tiny needlelike hairs present on leaves and stems of this plant may result in a contact urticarial dermatitis due to chemical and mechanical irritation triggered by skin penetration of the hairs. The manifestations are self-limited in humans and may be treated by washing the skin, topical preparations and oral antihistamines. Explanation of the natural history of these encounters to the patient is helpful in reducing the sometimes significant anxiety. Preparations and extracts of stinging ...


Mindfulness And Cardiovascular Disease Risk: State Of The Evidence, Plausible Mechanisms, And Theoretical Framework, Eric Loucks, Zev Schuman-Olivier, Willoughby Britton, David Fresco, Gaelle Desbordes, Judson Brewer, Carl Fulwiler 2016 Brown University

Mindfulness And Cardiovascular Disease Risk: State Of The Evidence, Plausible Mechanisms, And Theoretical Framework, Eric Loucks, Zev Schuman-Olivier, Willoughby Britton, David Fresco, Gaelle Desbordes, Judson Brewer, Carl Fulwiler

Carl E. Fulwiler

The purpose of this review is to provide (1) a synopsis on relations of mindfulness with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and major CVD risk factors, and (2) an initial consensus-based overview of mechanisms and theoretical framework by which mindfulness might influence CVD. Initial evidence, often of limited methodological quality, suggests possible impacts of mindfulness on CVD risk factors including physical activity, smoking, diet, obesity, blood pressure, and diabetes regulation. Plausible mechanisms include (1) improved attention control (e.g., ability to hold attention on experiences related to CVD risk, such as smoking, diet, physical activity, and medication adherence), (2) emotion regulation (e ...


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