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Recent Articles in Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Investigating The Formation And Substantiation Of Anti-Vaccination Attitudes: A Qualitative Analysis, Ned Sherry University of Puget Sound
Investigating The Formation And Substantiation Of Anti-Vaccination Attitudes: A Qualitative Analysis, Ned Sherry
Comparative Sociology Theses
Despite evidence that vaccinations reduce incidences of disease and spread, certain individuals question vaccine usage and often abstain from vaccination (Dikema et al., 2005 & Salzberg, 2012). Not vaccinating increases the opportunity for certain diseases to enter communities as well as raises healthcare costs.
Existing research of anti-vaccination populations has focused largely on quantitative studies, rarely looking in depth at the individuals that make up this demographic. This study, using qualitative methods, investigated anti-vaccine attitudes, uncovering the underlying processes by which anti-vaccination opinions are created and maintained. Participants were recruited from The Pacific Northwest, a region with the strongest anti-vaccination attitudes ...
What Are You Willing To Change To Promote Your Patients' Oral Health? Find Out How Motivational Interviewing Can Help You Help Your Patients, Don Morrow, Clive S. Friedman, Jennifer D. Irwin Western University
What Are You Willing To Change To Promote Your Patients' Oral Health? Find Out How Motivational Interviewing Can Help You Help Your Patients, Don Morrow, Clive S. Friedman, Jennifer D. Irwin
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Nurses’ Perspectives On Neonatal Massage Therapy In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kayla R. Hanson Liberty University
Nurses’ Perspectives On Neonatal Massage Therapy In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kayla R. Hanson
Senior Honors Papers
Research in neonatal massage therapy has shown many possible benefits to the baby and family. Though there has been a growing trend towards family-centered care, along with a substantial and growing body of research, the practice of neonatal massage therapy is not routine in most NICUs. This study was conducted to evaluate neonatal intensive care nurses’ perspectives and attitudes towards neonatal massage therapy before and after evidence-based education. Willingness to discuss benefits of neonatal massage therapy significantly increased after education on neonatal massage therapy. The findings suggest that with proper training on the techniques and safety monitoring of massage therapy ...
The Effects Of Vitamin C On Cancer: A Cellular And Epidemiological Perspective, Amy C. McLaughlin Liberty University
The Effects Of Vitamin C On Cancer: A Cellular And Epidemiological Perspective, Amy C. Mclaughlin
Senior Honors Papers
While vitamin C has been proven to benefit the immune system during acute infections, there are now many studies to support the findings that vitamin C may also contribute to more effective chemotherapy and lessened damage on the body as a result of chemotherapy. This thesis investigates the impact of vitamin C on many components of cancer such as C-reactive protein, interleukins, reactive oxygen species, and many types of antioxidants and examines vitamin C's ability to inhibit or promote these agents' functions in the body. In addition, this thesis evaluates the ability of vitamin C to keep tumor cells ...
Contemporary Mediumship: Anthropological Perspectives On The Long Island Medium, Rasha Darghawth Western University
Contemporary Mediumship: Anthropological Perspectives On The Long Island Medium, Rasha Darghawth
Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology
Bereavement following the loss of a loved one has and always will remain a panhuman constant. An increasingly popularized form of healing is asserting itself in the form of mediumship. This paper seeks to investigate contemporary forms of mediumship in North America through critical analysis of the TLC show, Long Island Medium. Rather than questioning the validity of such practices, it instead strives to deconstruct the symbolic healing system surrounding the medium. This healing system serves to assure cultural constructions of an afterlife while acknowledging the presence and ability of spirits gaining agency through after-death communication. Furthermore, this paper seeks ...
Discrimination In Medical Settings And Attitudes Toward Complementary And Alternative Medicine: The Role Of Distrust In Conventional Providers, Tetyana Shippee, Carrie Henning-Smith, Nathan Shippee, Jessie Kemmick Pintor, Kathleen T. Call, Donna McAlpine, Pamela Jo Johnson University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Discrimination In Medical Settings And Attitudes Toward Complementary And Alternative Medicine: The Role Of Distrust In Conventional Providers, Tetyana Shippee, Carrie Henning-Smith, Nathan Shippee, Jessie Kemmick Pintor, Kathleen T. Call, Donna Mcalpine, Pamela Jo Johnson
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
This study examines the relationship between racial/ethnic discrimination in medical settings, distrust in conventional medicine, and attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among a racially/ethnically diverse sample. We also investigate how this relationship differs by nativity. Data are from a 2008 statewide stratified sample of publicly insured adults in Minnesota (N=2,194). Discrimination was measured as self-reported unfair treatment in medical settings due to race, ethnicity, and/or nationality. Outcomes are trust in conventional providers/medicine and attitudes toward CAM modalities. Discrimination in medical settings was positively associated with 1) distrust in conventional providers and 2 ...
Complementary And Alternative Medicine: The History, Current Prevalence, And Future Projections, Melissa J. de Nijs Liberty University
Complementary And Alternative Medicine: The History, Current Prevalence, And Future Projections, Melissa J. De Nijs
Senior Honors Papers
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been used for centuries. Common methods include chiropractic, diet, yoga, and prayer. Though some methods have proven more successful than others, many have insufficient data to support claims of effectiveness.
A survey of medical professionals involving twenty-seven CAM methods was conducted in order to evaluate modern perceptions of complementary and alternative medicine. They were asked their experience with CAM, their personal opinion regarding its effectiveness, and how likely they would be to recommend a CAM treatment to a patient.
It has been hypothesized that more CAM treatments will be utilized in the future. This ...
Perceptions Of Herbal Remedies Among California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Students, Maria Cacciatore, Kimmie Layland, Nicole Morrisey California Polytechnic State University
Perceptions Of Herbal Remedies Among California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Students, Maria Cacciatore, Kimmie Layland, Nicole Morrisey
Many practitioners now recognize that herbal remedies can be an effective and natural alternative to the standard American, western biomedicine. The objective of our research project is to discover the perceptions about herbal remedies as alternative medicine among Cal Poly students. Specifically we ask, why are they chosen and how students gauge their effectiveness. We seek to see if students have experimented with these herbal remedies, why they chose this route for wellness, and how they value the use of herbal alternative. If we are successful in this project, we will have a greater understanding of how young educated adults ...
Edible Marijuana: A New Frontier In The Culinary World, Ariella H. Wolkowicz Johnson & Wales University
Edible Marijuana: A New Frontier In The Culinary World, Ariella H. Wolkowicz
Honors Theses - Providence Campus
Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, has a rich history as a source of fiber, food and medicine (Li 437). Since 1785, physicians and scientists alike have worked to discover the active chemical components and medical effectiveness of this plant (Touw 2; Aldrich). Despite its complicated legal history, marijuana has retained a place culturally and, in some countries, scientifically as an effective medical agent. As a medically edible ingredient, cannabis has also been more recently heralded as a new, even cutting edge flavor, opening a new frontier to the culinary community.
After the isolation of the main active ingredient in cannabis ...
Parsley, Rachel, B. 1991 (Fa 593), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Parsley, Rachel, B. 1991 (Fa 593), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 593. Paper titled “Folk Medicine in the Mammoth Cave Area” written by Rachel Parsley for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Parsley details folk remedies and folk medicine of the communities in the Mammoth Cave Region of south central Kentucky. Parsley’s research centers around interviews with her father, Andrew G. Parsley, Jr., and an Edmonson County resident, Bertha Skaggs, a well-known local practitioner of folk remedies. In addition to her interviews, Parsley relies on information collected by a number of other area residents and compiled into a pamphlet titled ...
Modelling Stress Constructs With Biomarkers: The Importance Of The Measurment Model, Joanne Bradbury Southern Cross University
Modelling Stress Constructs With Biomarkers: The Importance Of The Measurment Model, Joanne Bradbury
Background The transactional model of stress describes a psychological and physiological stress response that is elicited when an environmental demand is perceived to out-weigh the ability to cope with the demand. With perception at its core, this theory explains large variances in human stress responses. A frequently cited measure of stress perception is the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). A two-step approach to structural equation modelling (SEM) necessitates that a valid measurement model for stress be first established through confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and then the impact of stress on the biomarkers be assessed. Methods The aims of this study were ...
Titcomb, John M. (Sc 756), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Western Kentucky University
Titcomb, John M. (Sc 756), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 756. Medical remedies and recipes in small notebook of John M. Titcomb of Baltimore, Maryland.
Determination Of The Active Components Of Elderberry Extracts On Immune Function And Tumor Cell Growth, Sahar Rizvi Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Determination Of The Active Components Of Elderberry Extracts On Immune Function And Tumor Cell Growth, Sahar Rizvi
Present cancer treatments cause the cessation of the body’s own natural defenses, resulting in the susceptibility of patients to other illnesses, namely infection, during therapy. Contemporary research must focus on developing treatments to preserve or even augment the body’s natural defenses by pursuing naturally-derived elements devoid of such adverse effects. Seeking more natural treatments, Sambucus Nigra (elderberry) proves to be an important source of known immune stimulators including anthocyanins, catechins, and tannins, as wells as several known antioxidants and tumor suppressive agents in the form of flavonoids and proanthocyanidins.
Our primary goal was to separate the distinctive components ...
A Comprehensive Study Of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, And Comparison, Per Maximilian Gasseholm California Polytechnic State University
A Comprehensive Study Of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, And Comparison, Per Maximilian Gasseholm
Today complimentary medicine is being increasingly sought out. Ayurveda and TCM, are among the oldest systems of medicine and have been developed for over thousands of years in India and China respectively. This paper details the philosophies, medical theories, anatomy, diagnosis, and treatments of both of these systems, including a comparison. Both of these modalities of healing operate with a microcosm – macrocosm paradigm. This makes them fundamentally similar, and compatible with each other. Ayurveda uses Tridoshic theory to apply treatments ranging from diet, massage, meditation, yoga among other therapies to bring Vata, Pitta, and Kapha into balance. TCM is based ...
Lc-Ms/Ms Identification Of A Bromelain Peptide Biomarker From Ananas Comosus Merr, Eric R. Secor, Steven M. Szczepanek, Linda Guernsey, Prabitha Natarajan, Karim Rezaul, David K. Han, Roger S. Thrall, Lawrence K. Silbart University of Connecticut
Lc-Ms/Ms Identification Of A Bromelain Peptide Biomarker From Ananas Comosus Merr, Eric R. Secor, Steven M. Szczepanek, Linda Guernsey, Prabitha Natarajan, Karim Rezaul, David K. Han, Roger S. Thrall, Lawrence K. Silbart
Articles - Research
Bromelain (Br) is a cysteine peptidase (GenBank AEH26024.1) from pineapple, with over 40 years of clinical use. The constituents mediating its anti-inflammatory activity are not thoroughly characterized and no peptide biomarker exists. Our objective is to characterize Br raw material and identify peptides in the plasma of Br treated mice. After SDS-PAGE in-gel digestion, Br (VN#3507; Middletown, CT, USA) peptides were analyzed via LC/MS/MS using 95% protein probability, 95% peptide probability, and a minimum peptide number = 5. Br spiked mouse plasma (1 ug/ul) and plasma from i.p. treated mice (12 mg/kg) were assessed ...
We Are… Bridging Medicine And Science Vol. 1, Issue 2, Fall 2012, Marshall University Biomedical Sciences Marshall University
We Are… Bridging Medicine And Science Vol. 1, Issue 2, Fall 2012, Marshall University Biomedical Sciences
We Are... Bridging Medicine Science
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The Effect Of Vessel Depth, Diameter, And Location On Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Longevity., J Matthew Fields, Anthony J Dean, Raleigh W Todman, Arthur K Au, Kenton L Anderson, Bon S Ku, Jesse M Pines, Nova L Panebianco Thomas Jefferson University
The Effect Of Vessel Depth, Diameter, And Location On Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Longevity., J Matthew Fields, Anthony J Dean, Raleigh W Todman, Arthur K Au, Kenton L Anderson, Bon S Ku, Jesse M Pines, Nova L Panebianco
Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheters (USGPIVs) have been observed to have poor durability. The current study sets out to determine whether vessel characteristics (depth, diameter, and location) predict USGPIV longevity.
METHODS: A secondary analysis was performed on a prospectively gathered database of patients who underwent USGPIV placement in an urban, tertiary care emergency department. All patients in the database had a 20-gauge, 48-mm-long catheter placed under ultrasound guidance. The time and reason for USGPIV removal were extracted by retrospective chart review. A Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed.
RESULTS: After 48 hours from USGPIV placement, 32% (48/151) had failed prematurely ...
Imagery Techniques For Relief Of Pain And Anxiety During Medical Procedures, Larry Burk, MD, CEHP Thomas Jefferson University
Imagery Techniques For Relief Of Pain And Anxiety During Medical Procedures, Larry Burk, Md, Cehp
Integrative Medicine Lectures, Presentations & Grand Rounds
Overall Goals and Objectives:
1. Identify recent advances in integrative medical care and discuss their application to clinical practice.
2. Describe the latest data on complementary and alternative medical therapies that could improve patient outcomes.
3. Discuss core integrative medicine topics that patients frequently ask physicians about.
24 PowerPoint slides
Anesthesia Of The Geriatric Equine, Reza Seddighi DVM, MS, PhD, Dip ACVA, cVMA University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Anesthesia Of The Geriatric Equine, Reza Seddighi Dvm, Ms, Phd, Dip Acva, Cvma
Advancements in veterinary medicine have resulted in an increased number of geriatric horses being presented for medical or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. Due to the physiological changes associated with aging and the likelihood of concurrent disease conditions, the geriatric equine is at an increased risk during anesthesia. The main physiological changes associated with aging, and their impact on anesthesia, are discussed in this review.
Increased Susceptibility To Metabolic Syndrome In Adult Offspring Of Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Autoantibody-Positive Rats., Suli Zhang, Xi Zhang, Lihong Yang, Zi Yan, Li Yan, Jue Tian, Xiaoyu Li, Li Song, Li Wang, Xiaoli Yang, Ronghua Zheng, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Huirong Liu Thomas Jefferson University
Increased Susceptibility To Metabolic Syndrome In Adult Offspring Of Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Autoantibody-Positive Rats., Suli Zhang, Xi Zhang, Lihong Yang, Zi Yan, Li Yan, Jue Tian, Xiaoyu Li, Li Song, Li Wang, Xiaoli Yang, Ronghua Zheng, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Huirong Liu
Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers
Abstract Aims: Abnormal fetal and early postnatal growth is closely associated with adult-onset metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the underlying etiological factors remain complex. The presence of the autoantibody against the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1-Ab), a known risk factor for pre-eclampsia, may create a suboptimal intrauterine fetal environment. The current study investigated whether middle-aged offspring of AT1-Ab-positive mothers were prone to metabolic disorder development. Results: The AT1-Abs was detected in placental trophoblastic cells, capillary endothelium, and milk of pregnant rats actively immunized with the second extracellular loop of the AT1 receptor. AT1-Abs in newborn rats induced vasoconstriction, increased intracellular-free ...
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La Medicina Tradicional Y La Medicina Moderna En Cusco, Katelyn Scott
Antioxidant Capacity Of 55 Medicinal Herbs Traditionally Used To Treat The Urinary System: A Comparison Using A Sequential Three Solvent Extraction Process, David Leach, Hans Wohlmuth, Lesley Stevenson
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