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Forgiveness: How It Manifests In Our Health, Well-Being, And Longevity, Kathi Norman 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Forgiveness: How It Manifests In Our Health, Well-Being, And Longevity, Kathi Norman

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Forgiveness is a character strength and process that, when practiced, is associated with improved psychological well-being, physical health outcomes, and longevity. Forgiveness can serve as a protective factor that buffers against poor health and psychological consequences. Common misconceptions about forgiveness can serve as barriers to the desire to cultivate this protective strength, as forgiveness is often conflated with permissiveness, and perceived as permission for a transgressor to engage in hurtful conduct. The benefits of forgiveness, however, are most significant for the individual who has been transgressed, rather than the transgressor. Failing to forgive, or unforgiveness, is the practice of engaging ...


Evaluating The Relationship Between Participation In Student-Run Free Clinics And Changes In Empathy In Medical Students., Anita Modi, Michele Fascelli, Zachary Daitch, Mohammadreza Hojat Professor 2017 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Evaluating The Relationship Between Participation In Student-Run Free Clinics And Changes In Empathy In Medical Students., Anita Modi, Michele Fascelli, Zachary Daitch, Mohammadreza Hojat Professor

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

PURPOSE: We explored differences in changes in medical student empathy in the third year of medical school between volunteers at JeffHOPE, a multisite medical student-run free clinic of Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), and nonvolunteers.

METHOD: Volunteerism and leadership experience at JeffHOPE were documented for medical students in the Class of 2015 (n = 272) across their medical educations. Students completed the Jefferson Scale of Empathy at the beginning of medical school and at the end of the third year. Students who reported participation in other Jefferson-affiliated clinics (n = 44) were excluded from this study. Complete data were available for 188 ...


Use Of Geocoding And Us Census Data To Assess Determinants Of Outcome In Trauma Patients, Krista M. Goodman MD, John J. Hong MD, Sherrine Eid MPH, Leslie Baga BSN, CCRC, Michael M. Badellino MD, MPH, FACS, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Use Of Geocoding And Us Census Data To Assess Determinants Of Outcome In Trauma Patients, Krista M. Goodman Md, John J. Hong Md, Sherrine Eid Mph, Leslie Baga Bsn, Ccrc, Michael M. Badellino Md, Mph, Facs, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Preinjury Use Of Antiplatelet Agents In Patients With Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury, Danielle Cheeseman MD, David Milia MD, David Kashmer MD, Farheen Hussain MS, John J. Hong MD, Robert D. Barraco MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Effect Of Preinjury Use Of Antiplatelet Agents In Patients With Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury, Danielle Cheeseman Md, David Milia Md, David Kashmer Md, Farheen Hussain Ms, John J. Hong Md, Robert D. Barraco Md

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Experience Of Resident Assistant Does Not Influence Incidence Of Common Bile Duct Injuries During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Ryan A. Lawless MD, Dale A. Dangleben MD, Charles Scagliotti MD, Judith A. Olenwine MS, C-TAGME, John J. Hong MD, Michael M. Badellino MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Experience Of Resident Assistant Does Not Influence Incidence Of Common Bile Duct Injuries During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Ryan A. Lawless Md, Dale A. Dangleben Md, Charles Scagliotti Md, Judith A. Olenwine Ms, C-Tagme, John J. Hong Md, Michael M. Badellino Md

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Disseminated Nocardia Cyriacigeorgia Causing Pancreatitis In A Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplant Recipient., Jason Chen, MD, Jonathan Pan, MD, Joanne Filicko-O'Hara, Margaret Kasner, Phyllis Flomenberg 2017 Department of Medical Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Disseminated Nocardia Cyriacigeorgia Causing Pancreatitis In A Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplant Recipient., Jason Chen, Md, Jonathan Pan, Md, Joanne Filicko-O'Hara, Margaret Kasner, Phyllis Flomenberg

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

We report the first published case of acute pancreatitis secondary to disseminated nocardiosis in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipient on chronic immunosuppression for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Nocardiosis in the HSCT population is relatively rare, and has not yet been described in haploidentical HSCT recipients. Our patient is a 28-year-old male with a history of haploidentical HSCT and GVHD of the skin and lung who was admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. The workup for the etiology of his pancreatitis was initially unrevealing. He subsequently developed worsening sepsis and respiratory failure despite broad spectrum antimicrobials. After multiple bronchoscopies ...


Factors In Patient Responsiveness To Directional Preference-Matched Treatment Of Neck Pain With Or Without Upper Extremity Radiation, Benjamin Holmes, Ruta Brazauskas, Laura D. Cassidy, Rachel A. Wiegand 2017 Aurora Sheboygan Clinic Spine Institute; Medical College of Wisconsin

Factors In Patient Responsiveness To Directional Preference-Matched Treatment Of Neck Pain With Or Without Upper Extremity Radiation, Benjamin Holmes, Ruta Brazauskas, Laura D. Cassidy, Rachel A. Wiegand

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose

Patient-related predictive factors in responsiveness to directional preference therapy for neck pain with or without upper extremity radiation (NP/R) have not been reported. A directional preference is any neck movement that, when performed repeatedly to end range, results in centralization and/or alleviation of NP/R. It was hypothesized that patient compliance with a prescribed, directional preference-matched home exercise program would improve positive responsiveness to NP/R treatment.

Methods

Patient-related factors thought to affect responsiveness to care were collected retrospectively from charts and de-identified for patients with NP/R who underwent chiropractic treatment at a multispecialty spine clinic ...


Colorectal Cancer In Nonagenarians: Treatment Decisions And Outcomes., Daniel Sarmiento Garzon, Daniel Meikle MD, Martn Alvarez MD, Mark Wiseman MD, John S. Park MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Colorectal Cancer In Nonagenarians: Treatment Decisions And Outcomes., Daniel Sarmiento Garzon, Daniel Meikle Md, Martn Alvarez Md, Mark Wiseman Md, John S. Park Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


The Value Of Cancer Immunotherapy Summit At The 2016 Society For Immunotherapy Of Cancer 31st Anniversary Annual Meeting, Howard L. Kaufman, Michael B. Atkins, Adam Dicker MD, PhD, Heather S. Jim, Louis P. Garrison, Roy S. Herbst, William T. McGivney, Steven Silverstein, Jon M. Wigginton, Peter P. Yu 2017 Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

The Value Of Cancer Immunotherapy Summit At The 2016 Society For Immunotherapy Of Cancer 31st Anniversary Annual Meeting, Howard L. Kaufman, Michael B. Atkins, Adam Dicker Md, Phd, Heather S. Jim, Louis P. Garrison, Roy S. Herbst, William T. Mcgivney, Steven Silverstein, Jon M. Wigginton, Peter P. Yu

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

As healthcare costs continue to rise, there has been great interest in understanding and defining the value of current therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cancer. Cancer immunotherapy has emerged as a clinically beneficial alternative to conventional therapies for a variety of malignancies. Characterized by broad clinical activity, durable response rates, distinct side effects, and unique response kinetics, immune-based agents are vastly different compared with traditional cytotoxic or targeted therapies. To date, however, value assessments in oncology have not focused on the unique aspects of cancer immunotherapy, which has resulted in a lack of understanding of the true value of ...


Forensic And Clinical Diagnosis In "Shaken Baby Syndrome", Between Child Abuse And Iatrogenic Abuse, Roxana M. Duncea, Irina Apostol, Relu G. Calota, Vladimir Belis 2017 M.D., Ph. D. Student at Carol Davila University of Bucharest; Legal Medicine Service of Teleorman County, Alexandria, Romania

Forensic And Clinical Diagnosis In "Shaken Baby Syndrome", Between Child Abuse And Iatrogenic Abuse, Roxana M. Duncea, Irina Apostol, Relu G. Calota, Vladimir Belis

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

“Shaken baby syndrome” in child abuse cases is a challenge for pediatrician and forensic experts, often a diagnosis of exclusion, with overwhelming moral and legal implications. Diagnosis is based on: subdural bleeding, rupture of retinal vessels, traumatic diffuse axonal injury with diffuse brain encephalopathy in the absence of external traumatic injuries and anamnesis data of an accidentally head injury.

Microscopic findings in diffuse axonal injuries were initially considered as a specific traumatic effect due to unrestricted movement and accelerated rotation of the head. Immunohistochemistry of beta amyloid protein precursor is gold standard method for identifying pathological diffuse axonal lesions, which ...


Driving Simulators – More Than A Video Game!, William D. McQuilken B.A., Judith M. Schultz B.A. 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Driving Simulators – More Than A Video Game!, William D. Mcquilken B.A., Judith M. Schultz B.A.

Department of Surgery

Background: This study aimed to investigate teenager, young adult, and adult knowledge levels on distracted and impaired driving through the use of educational driving simulators. The distracted and impaired driving simulators were customized to instruct participants on the dangers of driving distracted or impaired utilizing consequence videos. The simulators were taken to high schools, colleges/universities, and businesses over a four year period where we hypothesized that they would play a significant role in raising knowledge about the dangers and penalties of these risky driving behaviors and would also help to increase seat belt usage.

Setting: High schools, colleges / universities ...


Mobile Health Interventions For Adult Obesity In The United States: Analysis Of Effectiveness And Efficacy, David P. Paul III, Keerthi Gochipathala, Alberto Coustasse, Bezawit Wodajo, Niharika Bhardwaj 2017 Marshall University

Mobile Health Interventions For Adult Obesity In The United States: Analysis Of Effectiveness And Efficacy, David P. Paul Iii, Keerthi Gochipathala, Alberto Coustasse, Bezawit Wodajo, Niharika Bhardwaj

Alberto Coustasse, DrPH, MD, MBA, MPH

The Unites States continues to struggle with the negative health effects associated with increasing population obesity, a problem which has been historically difficult, if not impossible, to solve. Mobile health applications represent a potential partial solution to this problem. We examine the existing literature on the effects of mobile health applications on body weight, waist circumference, BMI, and lifestyle, examining both physical findings as well as adherence, satisfaction and cost effectiveness. The use of mobile for weight reduction looks promising, but evidence is mixed, which is not surprising given the rapidly evolving nature of the mobile application field.


Reducing Caregiver Burden: Fostering Healthy Aging And Social Support, Maria A. Rodriguez 2017 University of South Florida

Reducing Caregiver Burden: Fostering Healthy Aging And Social Support, Maria A. Rodriguez

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Over 43.5 million Americans provide informal care to a fast-growing elderly population in the United States. Informal care allows care-recipients to remain functional members of society. However, research suggests that the demands of informal care can negatively impact the health of caregivers. For example, caregiver burden increases the risk for poor health in caregivers compared to non-caregivers. Caregiving research is on the rise, but the dynamics of informal care in active retirement communities remains widely unexplored. To provide adequate services to lessen caregiver burden and improve the Quality of Life (QoL) of informal caregivers, the various settings in which ...


Stop The Radiation! Decreasing Ct Scan Utilization In Pediatric Trauma Patients., Catherine Zimel, Taylor Iobst, Carly Crowder, Heather Geist, Keith A. Thatch MD, Marybeth Browne MD 2017 Muhlenberg College

Stop The Radiation! Decreasing Ct Scan Utilization In Pediatric Trauma Patients., Catherine Zimel, Taylor Iobst, Carly Crowder, Heather Geist, Keith A. Thatch Md, Marybeth Browne Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Every Child, Every Time: Universal Child Abuse Screening Increases Awareness And State Reporting., Lauren Dudas MD, Gwenda L. Petrohoy, Debra Esernio-Jenssen MD, Cheryl Lansenderfer BSN, Joseph J. Stirparo MD, Michele Dunstan, Marybeth Browne MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Every Child, Every Time: Universal Child Abuse Screening Increases Awareness And State Reporting., Lauren Dudas Md, Gwenda L. Petrohoy, Debra Esernio-Jenssen Md, Cheryl Lansenderfer Bsn, Joseph J. Stirparo Md, Michele Dunstan, Marybeth Browne Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Various Monoclonal Antibodies To The Previous Standard Of Care Chemotherapy In The Treatment Of Advanced-Stage Melanoma, Kevin Verde, Lauren Johnson, Alex Clancy, Ashley Goldberg, Aleia Monden, Priya Philip 2016 Nova Southeastern University

A Comparison Of Various Monoclonal Antibodies To The Previous Standard Of Care Chemotherapy In The Treatment Of Advanced-Stage Melanoma, Kevin Verde, Lauren Johnson, Alex Clancy, Ashley Goldberg, Aleia Monden, Priya Philip

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

In the year 2015, it is estimated that the number of new cases of invasive melanoma will be 42,670 in males and 31,200 in females.1 Melanoma is treatable with early diagnosis; however, more advanced disease has devastating outcomes. For the past decade, two chemotherapy agents, dacarbazine and temozolomide, have been the treatment of choice for advanced stage III or IV melanoma requiring systemic treatment. Interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy has been used but with serious side effects. More recently, the focus has shifted to monoclonal antibodies and enzyme inhibitors as the main systemic treatment for advanced cutaneous melanoma. This ...


10-Year Outcome Of The Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (Tevar) Procedure, James K. Wu MD, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, Jacob Fink, Youssef Zaki 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

10-Year Outcome Of The Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (Tevar) Procedure, James K. Wu Md, Tim S. Misselbeck Md, Jacob Fink, Youssef Zaki

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Oncology Edge Task Force On Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review Of Outcome Measures For Functional Mobility, Claire Davies, Genevieve Colon, Hannah Geyer, Lucinda Pfalzer, Mary Insana Fisher 2016 Baptist Health Lexington

Oncology Edge Task Force On Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review Of Outcome Measures For Functional Mobility, Claire Davies, Genevieve Colon, Hannah Geyer, Lucinda Pfalzer, Mary Insana Fisher

Mary Insana Fisher

Background: The medical treatment of prostate cancer results in multiple impairments in body structure and declines functional abilities, resulting in activity limitations and participation restrictions. Measurement of functional mobility is an essential outcome measure in survivorship care.

Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review is to make recommendations of the best measurement tools to assess functional mobility in men treated for prostate cancer based on psychometric properties and clinical utility.

Methods: Multiple electronic databases were searched from February to March 2014. Studies of tools used to assess functional mobility were included if they met the following criteria: reported psychometric properties ...


Care Setting Of The Last Resort: Care Transitions For Nursing Home Residents Admitted Directly From The Community, Amanda A. Holup 2016 University of South Florida

Care Setting Of The Last Resort: Care Transitions For Nursing Home Residents Admitted Directly From The Community, Amanda A. Holup

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Since the late 1980s, policymakers have attempted to reduce the institutional bias of their long-term services and supports by investing in more accessible home and community-based services for older adults with long-term care needs and adults with disabilities. To further advance rebalancing discussions, this study examined the resident, facility, and state characteristics associated with the admission of community-dwelling older adults to the nursing home and the subsequent discharge of this population back to community settings. Data from the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0 were used to construct episodes of care for all newly-admitted residents aged 65 and older to ...


Improving Sickle Cell Transitions Of Care Through Health Information Technology., Jennifer R Frost, Rebecca K Cherry, Suzette O Oyeku, Elissa Z Faro, Lori E Crosby, Maria Britto, Lisa K. Tuchman, Ivor B. Horn, Charles J Homer, Anjali Jain 2016 George Washington University

Improving Sickle Cell Transitions Of Care Through Health Information Technology., Jennifer R Frost, Rebecca K Cherry, Suzette O Oyeku, Elissa Z Faro, Lori E Crosby, Maria Britto, Lisa K. Tuchman, Ivor B. Horn, Charles J Homer, Anjali Jain

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

Introduction

Transitions between inpatient and outpatient care and pediatric to adult care are associated with increased mortality for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. As accurate and timely sharing of health information is essential during transitions, a health information technology (HIT)-enabled tool holds promise to improve care transitions.

Methods

From 2012 through 2014, the team conducted and analyzed data from an environmental scan, key informant interviews, and focus groups to inform the development of an HIT-enabled tool for SCD patients’ use during care transitions. The scan included searches of peer-reviewed and gray literature to understand SCD patient needs, transition concerns ...


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