Predictors Of Pain Relief Following Spinal Cord Stimulation In Chronic Back And Leg Pain And Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Systematic Review And Meta-Regression Analysis, 2014 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University
Predictors Of Pain Relief Following Spinal Cord Stimulation In Chronic Back And Leg Pain And Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Systematic Review And Meta-Regression Analysis, Rod S. Taylor, Mehul J. Desai, Philippe Rigoard, Rebecca J. Taylor
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Faculty Publications
We sought to assess the extent to which pain relief in chronic back and leg pain ( CBLP) following spinal cord stimulation ( SCS) is influenced by patient-related factors, including pain location, and technology factors. A number of electronic databases were searched with citation searching of included papers and recent systematic reviews. All study designs were included. The primary outcome was pain relief following SCS, we also sought pain score (pre- and post- SCS). Multiple predictive factors were examined: location of pain, history of back surgery, initial level of pain, litigation/worker's compensation, age, gender, duration of pain, duration of follow-up ...
Application Of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Based Metabolomics To Study The Central Metabolism Of Staphylococci, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Application Of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Based Metabolomics To Study The Central Metabolism Of Staphylococci, Bo Zhang
Student Research Projects, Dissertations, and Theses - Chemistry Department
Metabolomics studies the collection of small molecules (metabolites) involved in enzymatically catalyzed reactions, cell signaling and cellular structure. Perturbations in metabolite concentrations have been used to reflect the activity of corresponding enzymes or proteins. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a well-known approach for the structure determination of biological macromolecules. Alternatively, NMR has recently been established as a valuable tool of metabolomics, in which NMR spectral signals correlate small molecules with cellular activities. This has been accomplished through the chemometric analysis of high-throughput one dimensional 1H spectra (metabolic fingerprinting) and quantitative metabolite identification based on two dimensional 1H ...
Characterizing The Response Of Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Species To The Application Of A Phage Cocktail, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Characterizing The Response Of Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Species To The Application Of A Phage Cocktail, Steven Liu
Project Summary: The application of bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections is known as phage therapy, which takes advantage of bacteriophage’s natural ability to infect and lyse bacterial hosts. Phages have been shaped by billions of years of evolution to be highly specialized deliverers of bactericidal agents to the cytoplasm of their target bacteria. Ever since discovery of bacteriophages in 1915, phage therapy was recognized as a potentially powerful tool for eliminating bacterial infections. The effectiveness of phage therapy can be increased by creating a mixture of multiple phages to target a wider variety of bacterial strains. Furthermore, phage therapy ...
Understanding The Last Days Of Life: Information And Resources For Patients And Family Members, 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Understanding The Last Days Of Life: Information And Resources For Patients And Family Members, Penny Glassman
Library Publications and Presentations
The purpose of this article is to describe my experience during the last few days of my father's life. My father had been suffering with dementia for approximately eight years. As a family, we worked together to plan his care. However, we were not prepared for his last days of life. Understanding the process helped me cope with the end of my father's life. The end of the article includes links to some freely available resources to help you, your family, and your patrons.
Characterization Of Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis Biovar Equi Isolates Obtained From Cal Poly Horses And Review Of Application Of Transposons To Better Prevent Pigeon Fever In Horses, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Characterization Of Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis Biovar Equi Isolates Obtained From Cal Poly Horses And Review Of Application Of Transposons To Better Prevent Pigeon Fever In Horses, Irene Hasen
No abstract provided.
An Investigation Of Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) For Applications With Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
An Investigation Of Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) For Applications With Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices, Haydn Thomas Mitchell
Master's Theses and Project Reports
N,N′-methylenebisacrylamide-crosslinked poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), also known as P(NIPAM), was developed as a fluid delivery system for use with microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (microPADs). MicroPADs are postage-stamp-sized devices made out of paper that can be used as platforms for low-cost, simple-to-use point-of-care diagnostic assays. P(NIPAM) is a thermally responsive polymer that absorbs aqueous solutions at room temperature and will expel the solutions to microPADs when heated. The fluid delivery characteristics of P(NIPAM) were assessed, and P(NIPAM) was able to deliver multiple solutions to microPADs in specific sequences or simultaneously in a laminar-flow configuration. P(NIPAM) was ...
Low-Cost Strider For Guatemala, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
Low-Cost Strider For Guatemala, Nicole Catherine Cooper, Gonzalo Hernandez, Jared W. Tower
The purpose of this project was to create a strider, a type of standing rehabilitation device, for children in developing countries who have trouble walking and supporting their full body weight. The project was initially brought to us by Cal Poly professor Brian Self, who had visited a clinic in San Marcos and determined that there were children there who had difficulties with walking and were a need for a rehabilitation device. The team discussed the problem with Dr. Self, Matt Robinson (a local San Luis Obispo prosthetist), and Cal Poly physics professor Pete Schwartz, all of whom had visited ...
Lessons Learned In Caring For Patients Treated With Therapeutic Hypothermia, 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lessons Learned In Caring For Patients Treated With Therapeutic Hypothermia, Catherine H. Swedberg Rn, Kelly A. Wolfenden Rn, Bsn, Cci
Patient Care Services / Nursing
No abstract provided.
Molecular Chaperone Tools For Use Against Neurodegenerative Diseases, 2014 University of Rhode Island
Molecular Chaperone Tools For Use Against Neurodegenerative Diseases, Matthew Tinkham
Senior Honors Projects
A noted characteristic found in several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain. Amyloid plaques contain deposits of fibrillar aggregates of misfolded proteins that disrupt normal functionality in neurons. Certain variants of these misfolded proteins are self-replicating; these self-replicating amyloids are termed prions (for infectious protein). We are interested in how protein misfolding contributes to amyloid formation and how molecular chaperone proteins can change the formation of amyloid deposits. Chaperone proteins function by catalyzing the proper folding of other proteins, the refolding ...
High-Dose Interleukin-2 Administration In The Oncology Medical-Surgical Setting – An Innovation To Impact Cost Efficiencies, Clinical Outcomes And The Ideal Patient Experience, 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network
High-Dose Interleukin-2 Administration In The Oncology Medical-Surgical Setting – An Innovation To Impact Cost Efficiencies, Clinical Outcomes And The Ideal Patient Experience, Deidre L. Kutzler Rn, Megan L. Derr Rn
Patient Care Services / Nursing
No abstract provided.
A Systematic Column Performance Comparison For The Confirmation Of Opioids Used In Pain Management By Lc-Ms, 2014 East Tennessee State University
A Systematic Column Performance Comparison For The Confirmation Of Opioids Used In Pain Management By Lc-Ms, Derek Stallard
Undergraduate Honors Theses
In this study, three different chromatographic column chemistries (C18, Pentafluorophenyl (PFP), Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography (HILIC)) were compared under optimal conditions to determine which stationary performed best in the separation and detection of a mixture of opioids using LC-MS. Furthermore, these stationary phases were examined in three different column technologies – traditional silica, porous shell, and porous polymer (PRP). The PRP column had the best peak shape for all 13 opioids and dominated for later-eluting compounds. In terms of column reproducibility, the Hamilton C18 column had the lowest %RSD values. The Kinetex HILIC produced the most theoretical plates and best resolution for ...
Bridging Classroom And Lab Teaching In Audiology Using Problem Based Learning, 2014 Western University
Bridging Classroom And Lab Teaching In Audiology Using Problem Based Learning, Sriram Boothalingam
Teaching Innovation Projects
In traditional classroom settings, disciplinary content is generally presented first and students’ abilities to acquire this knowledge are then assessed through assignments and exams. Problem based learning (PBL), on the other hand, works in reverse: students learn in the context of the problem to be solved (Ram, 1999). PBL is based on both learning theories and constructivist principles.
In Audiology, students’ learning is divided: they study theory in classrooms and the use of sophisticated equipment, and instruments, in lab practicum, separately. In clinical placements, however, student audiologists encounter diverse patients and, consequently, are expected to draw from their theoretical knowledge ...
Eculizumab In The Successful Treatment Of Postpartum Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome - A Case Report, 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network
Eculizumab In The Successful Treatment Of Postpartum Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome - A Case Report, Craig A. Mackaness Do, Frederick S. Fleszler Md
Department of Medicine
No abstract provided.
Determining Knee Loading For Abnormal Gait, 2014 Cedarville University
Determining Knee Loading For Abnormal Gait, Joel D. Hutchison, Dana C. Madsen, Timothy L. Norman, J. D. Blaha Md
The Research and Scholarship Symposium
The purpose of this study was to take known experimental loads throughout normal gait and to find the corresponding loading at the knee for both normal gait and abnormal gait. Abnormal gait was defined as a person with varus, i.e. “bowleggedness”, or a person who had an external rotation of the femur (or the inability to internally rotate the femur) which caused an indirect varus in the forward positions of gait. This problem was approached by imposing static equilibrium on the femur. This allowed the loads at the knee to be calculated from the loading at the hip. In ...
Control Of Inflammation In Pancreatic Β-Cells: Role Of Arylpyrazole Compounds, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Control Of Inflammation In Pancreatic Β-Cells: Role Of Arylpyrazole Compounds, Whitney Lyn Powell
EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement
The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement represents an event in which students involved in undergraduate research can present research projects at the University of Tennessee.
Blood Pressure Monitoring Of Hypertensive Patients In Primary Care: Barriers And Facilitators To Ambulatory, Office, And Home Blood Pressure Monitoring In The Context Of The Triple Aim, 2014 University of Southern Maine
Blood Pressure Monitoring Of Hypertensive Patients In Primary Care: Barriers And Facilitators To Ambulatory, Office, And Home Blood Pressure Monitoring In The Context Of The Triple Aim, Elizabeth Andrews
Muskie School Capstones
Hypertension represents a population health issue in that many patients are misdiagnosed and over-or-under medicated. Research has indicated that overestimating the true blood pressure by 5 mmHg leads to over 30 million Americans being inappropriately treated with blood pressure medication (Handler, 2009). Blood pressure measurements taken in the office are often inaccurate due to patient behaviors, improper technique, and observer errors, yet providers are still using this method to diagnose hypertension. Therefore, considering other methods of blood pressure for the diagnosis and management of hypertension is important to the healthcare quality for millions of Americans.
The main objective of this ...
Defining Obesity: An Argument For The Social Environment Perspective, 2014 Providence College
Defining Obesity: An Argument For The Social Environment Perspective, Meghan Mcinnis
Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society
It is well documented that obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. and worldwide. By 2010, 35.9% of U.S. adults age 20 and older were obese (Overweight and Obesity, CDC). Obesity has been associated with many health problems, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke, and cardiac disease (Lucey, 2008, p.202). What has just been described is the traditional, medicalized narrative of obesity. In this narrative, obesity is viewed as an epidemic that demands an immediate and widespread response (Lucey, 2008, p.202). The blame is placed largely on individuals, while social factors, such as ...
Development Of A Safe And Efficient Near-Infrared Diagnostic Method For Alzheimer's Disease, 2014 Georgia State University
Development Of A Safe And Efficient Near-Infrared Diagnostic Method For Alzheimer's Disease, Joseph Tawney
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Refining Best Practices For The Diagnosis Of Autism: A Comparison Between Individual Healthcare Practitioner Diagnosis And Transdisciplinary Assessment., 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Refining Best Practices For The Diagnosis Of Autism: A Comparison Between Individual Healthcare Practitioner Diagnosis And Transdisciplinary Assessment., Jessica Rae Stewart, Debra C. Vigil, Erika Ryst, Wei Yang
Nevada Journal of Public Health
The purpose of this study is to compare the diagnostic decision-making of individual healthcare practitioners against that of a transdisciplinary team. Despite national recognition of transdisciplinary assessment as the gold standard diagnostic approach, autism is most frequently diagnosed by individuals working independently in a variety of disciplines. The current study examined how closely these individual practitioners make diagnoses matching that of a transdisciplinary team. Twenty professionals from five different disciplines viewed videotape clips of fifteen children previously assessed by a transdisciplinary team. Results confirmed that individual healthcare practitioners matched the transdisciplinary team diagnosis on average only 65.6% of the ...
Ultra High Field (7t) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of Intracranial Vessel Wall, 2014 Western University
Ultra High Field (7t) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of Intracranial Vessel Wall, Pablo Lopez-Ojeda
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Intracranial vessel wall imaging may be accomplished with high-field (7T) magnetic resonance (MRI). To determine its feasibility, a 7T MR protocol was defined using Polyvinyl-alcohol cryogel (PVA-C) phantom vessels and healthy subjects.
A 2D matrix construct of PVA-C vessel phantoms of different diameters and wall thicknesses was scanned. Three observers measured the phantom images, one of which three times. Physical measurements were performed using a digital caliper. Ten volunteers were scanned using three different MRI sequences (TSE-3D, FLAIR, MPRAGE). Imaging assessment was performed in different circle of Willis (COW) segments. Reliability and accuracy of the measurements was analyzed by inter ...