Pseudo-Wellens Syndrome: A Rare Entity Associated With Cocaine Use, 2023 Rochester Regional Health System
Pseudo-Wellens Syndrome: A Rare Entity Associated With Cocaine Use, Mohamed Salah Mohamed, Syed Hamza Waheed, Amir Mahmoud, Anas Hashem, Bipul Baibhav, Abdullah M. Firoze Ahmed
Advances in Clinical Medical Research and Healthcare Delivery
Wellens syndrome usually indicates critical left anterior descending artery (LAD) occlusion. Pseudo-Wellens syndrome consists of criteria of Wellens syndrome in the absence of critical LAD occlusion. We report a case of Pseudo-Wellens syndrome related to cocaine use. A 52-year-old male with a medical history of hypertension and diabetes, presented with acute retrosternal chest pain of 3 days duration. Physical examination was unremarkable. EKG on presentation showed deep T-wave inversions in leads V2 to V5. Highly sensitive troponin was elevated. The patient admitted to using cocaine daily for the past two months. Due to concerns for Wellens syndrome, the patient had …
Under One Roof – An Integrated Clinic For Substance Use Disorder And Viral Hepatitis/Hiv Treatment, Sarah Hipkens, Emily Caron, Wendy Craig, Kinna Thakarar
Journal of Maine Medical Center
Introduction: Integration of viral hepatitis/HIV care and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment has been shown to improve patient outcomes, but data are lacking in rural states like Maine. Our study objective was to assess the baseline characteristics and outcomes of patients with SUD who receive combined substance use and viral hepatitis/HIV treatment at a recently established “Bridge Program” in our rural state.
Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients enrolled in the Bridge Program between January 2020 and November 2021. We then performed a descriptive analysis of demographics, health characteristics, preventive services, and treatment outcomes.
Results: A total …
"Reducing Heart Failure Readmission Rates Through Implementation Of Heart Failure Diuretic", 2023 Duquesne University
"Reducing Heart Failure Readmission Rates Through Implementation Of Heart Failure Diuretic", Caley Tatrn, Yvonne Weideman, Venkatraman Srinivasan
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Manuscripts
Background and significance: heart disease was the number one cause of death in the United States in 2021, with 696, 962 deaths (Leading Causes of Death, 2022). There are about 6.2 million individuals in the U.S. total with heart failure (Kilgore et al., 2017). About one-quarter of patients with heart failure are readmitted within thirty days of discharge, while one-quarter of hospital readmissions are preventable. Between 2010-2017, over seven million patients were admitted for heart failure in the United States. Eighteen percent had a readmission within thirty days and thirty-one percent had a readmission within ninety days (Khan et …
My Happy Baby Is Back: Zero Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy And A Baby’S Journey To Becoming Mobile, 2023 Zero Balancing Health Association
My Happy Baby Is Back: Zero Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy And A Baby’S Journey To Becoming Mobile, Veronica Quarry
Journal of Transformative Touch
Alison began receiving ZB and CST at 13 months of age due to gross motor delays: at that age she was only able to sit somewhat rigidly. After the first session, Alison changed` from being very unhappy and seemingly frustrated to being happy and more calm. Within one month of weekly sessions, Alison was able to be on her tummy, began to crawl, became more agile in seated play, was squatting and standing and took her first steps.
Previous Health Care Experiences’ Influence On Health Care Perceptions Among Residents In Six Homeless Shelters In Seattle, Washington, July–October 2021, 2023 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Previous Health Care Experiences’ Influence On Health Care Perceptions Among Residents In Six Homeless Shelters In Seattle, Washington, July–October 2021, Ashley A. Meehan, Sarah N. Cox, Nicholas B. Thuo, Julia H. Rogers, Amy C. Link, Miguel A. Martinez, Natalie K. Lo, Brian J. Manns, Melissa A. Rolfes, Eric J. Chow, Helen Y. Chu, Emily Mosites, Morhaf Al Achkar
Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews
Purpose: The study purpose was to learn and describe 1) where homeless shelter residents receive health care, 2) what contributes to positive or negative health care experiences among shelter residents, and 3) shelter resident perceptions toward health care.
Methods: Semi-structured interviews (SSIs) utilizing purposive sampling and focus group discussions (FGDs) utilizing convenience sampling were conducted at 6 homeless shelters in Seattle-King County, Washington, during July–October 2021. All residents (age ≥ 18) were eligible to participate. SSIs were conducted with 25 residents, and 8 FGDs were held. Thematic analysis was conducted using Dedoose.
Results: Participants received health care …
The Use Of A Myofunctional Device In An Aged Care Population For Oral Care And Swallowing: A Feasibility Study, 2023 University of Newcastle, Australia
The Use Of A Myofunctional Device In An Aged Care Population For Oral Care And Swallowing: A Feasibility Study, Hollie-Ann L. Shortland, Gwendalyn Webb, Anne E. Vertigan, Sally Hewat
International Journal of Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy
Purpose: Poor oral health is a known predictor of aspiration pneumonia in vulnerable populations such as the elderly and chronically ill. This study examined the feasibility of using myofunctional devices during a 5-week intervention for the management of oral care and dysphagia for residents in a residential aged-care facility.
Method: Feasibility was determined through evaluation of study recruitment and retention rates, adherence to intervention, and resident and staff acceptability of the intervention. Thirteen residents, ages 74–99, participated in the intervention and 10 care staff completed feedback on post-intervention questionnaires.
Results: Enrolment and retention rates were 61.9% and 92.3%, respectively. Adherence …
Review Of Gynaecological Cancer Among Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander People In Australia, 2023 Australian National University
Review Of Gynaecological Cancer Among Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander People In Australia, Aime Powell, Ami Morseu-Diop, Maya Morton Ninomiya, Uday Narayan Yadav, Emily Phillips, Devendra Raj Singh, Tamara Butler, Emma Allanson, Lisa J. Whop
Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Gynaecological cancers bear a significant burden on the health of Australians. Whilst Australia has made great strides in reducing the overall gynaecological cancer burden nationally, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women continue to experience disproportionately high rates of gynaecological cancers.
This review focuses on the social, cultural, and historical contexts that contribute to inequitable gynaecological cancer rates among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women. An in-depth discussion on cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer are described; including the incidence, mortality, survival, and management of these diseases for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women.
It highlights both the persistent barriers …
Prevalence And Impact Of Gastrointestinal Manifestations In Covid-19 Patients: A Systematic Review, Bassam Hossain, Shoreh Qazi, Sumair Ahmad, Atif Saleem, Amanke Oranu, Fahad Malik
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Background and Objective: The aim of this study is to systematically analyze and summarize the implications of COVID-19 on the digestive system by quantitatively evaluating the prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, anorexia. reported in COVID-19 cases. We simultaneously investigated other variables to determine the association of such symptoms in COVID-19 patients which can potentially influence the disease prognosis and outcome. This systematic review presents an updated literature on the issue as it requires more scientific discussion in order to better inform the medical community and authorities so that appropriate measures can be taken …
Increasing Incentive Spirometry Use In Patients With Sickle Cell Disease: Longer Follow-Up Of Pdsa Cycle 1, 2023 Children's Mercy Hospital
Increasing Incentive Spirometry Use In Patients With Sickle Cell Disease: Longer Follow-Up Of Pdsa Cycle 1, Alexandra Prosser, Thomas Cochran
Problem Statement/Question: Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with sickle cell disease. Patients are at higher risk for this complication during hospital admission due to limited mobility leading to decreased lung inflation. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommends providing ten breaths of incentive spirometry (IS) every two hours while awake for patients admitted to the hospital with sickle cell disease to help prevent development of acute chest syndrome. Without this intervention, patients are more likely to develop ACS requiring increased level of care, prolonged hospital stays, and …
Knowledge And Misconceptions Among Lebanese Community On Immunizations, 2023 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon
Knowledge And Misconceptions Among Lebanese Community On Immunizations, Hala Ahmadieh, Tala Safa, Ihab Nahle, Yahya Obeid, Dalal Hariri, Etaf Rawass, Tala Kanaan, Ahmad Sabalbal
BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing
Two centuries ago, immunization practices have become the greatest land mark in medical history as they significantly contributed to a decline in several major infectious diseases worldwide thus decreasing both the mortality and morbidity. Moreover, they have been able to eradicate small pox and eliminate poliomyelitis in most regions of the world. However, in recent years the general opinion towards vaccination began shifting due to the emergence of certain opposing views to it, questioning the vaccine's safety and efficacy. This study aims to shed light on the vaccination status in Lebanon by assessing the knowledge, attitude, awareness, and misconceptions among …
Clinical Practice Workflow Implementation For The Improvement Of Diabetic Metric Compliance, 2023 Rowan University
Clinical Practice Workflow Implementation For The Improvement Of Diabetic Metric Compliance, Sugosh Anur, Sohil Khanna, Alison Mancuso, Alexander Kowalski
Stratford Campus Research Day
Recent guidance suggests the management of screen-detected diabetes can be optimized using multifactorial interventions to improve overall disease burden, patient outcomes, and cost-savings. We explored preventive diabetic care and implemented interventions to increase recommended testing compliance among patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus. This study employed a multi-faceted approach beginning with the distribution of surveys to patients in the Stratford Family Medicine Office in order to gauge their health literacy level pertaining to Diabetes management. Patient electronic medical records were evaluated to determine baseline levels for all laboratory values. Data analysis was completed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences …
Dancing Through Parkinson’S: Investigating The Impact Of Argentine Tango On Motor, Cognitive And Psychosocial Function, Suraj Pothineni, Fazal Choudhary
Stratford Campus Research Day
Background: People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) undergo progressive motor, cognitive, and psychosocial symptoms, which decrease their quality of life (QOL). Adapted tango (AT) has recently emerged as a promising approach to ameliorating functional mobility, balance, and gait seen in people with PD.
Methods: A comprehensive literature review is conducted using databases such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and Embase. A wide variety of search terms are used, including but not limited to Parkinson’s disease, exercise, dance, tango, motor, cognitive, psychosocial effects, freezing of gait, and balance.
Results: People with PD who have undergone AT have improved in certain motor, cognitive and psychosocial …
What More Can Be Done? Childhood Obesity In Glassboro, Nj, 2023 Rowan University
What More Can Be Done? Childhood Obesity In Glassboro, Nj, N. Mirmanesh, Seth Spicer, Stephen Acheampong, Mary K. Duggan
Stratford Campus Research Day
Childhood obesity is a growing public health concern in the United States, with an estimated 20% of American children being obese. In New Jersey (NJ), 9% of high school students are obese, and there are disparities in obesity rates based on gender, sexual identity, and race/ethnicity. In Gloucester County, NJ, limited data is available on childhood obesity rates, but 36.4% of adults are obese, and lower SES is related to higher rates of obesity in youth. To address this issue, this research poster proposes a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Glassboro to provide nutritional resources and create …
The Correlation Between Serum C-Reactive Protein Level And Risk Of Future Cardiovascular Disease: A Neurodivergent Population Dilemma, Brandon Cunha, Andrea Iannuzzelli, Venkateswar Venkataraman
Stratford Campus Research Day
Extensive research on neurotypical (NT) populations has demonstrated that a chronically elevated level of serum C Reactive Protein (CRP) is a strong predictor of future cardiovascular disease (CVD). Interestingly, many neurodivergent (ND) populations experience chronically elevated CRP levels higher than NT controls. Current research is concerned with establishing the significance of this relationship to accurately predict CVD risk for potentially at risk ND patients. To contribute to this gap in knowledge, the Rowan-Virtua Regional Integrated Special Needs (RISN) Center patient population will be studied to identify trends in baseline serum CRP levels across a multitude of ND conditions. A clinical …
Case Report And Brief Review: A Puzzling Case Of Leg And Ankle Swelling, 2023 Rowan University
Case Report And Brief Review: A Puzzling Case Of Leg And Ankle Swelling, Michael Morris, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna, Robin Lahr, James Lee
Stratford Campus Research Day
Here we present the case of a medical student in his twenties who had experienced episodes of heat edema that had been previously evaluated at other EDs and thought to be possible DVT. An awareness of heat edema as a minor heat-related illness is important in order to avoid unnecessary testing and in order to help prevent future episodes
Food Insecurity And Dietary Restrictions, 2023 Rowan University
Food Insecurity And Dietary Restrictions, Courtney Williams, Savana Rodriguez, Tiffany Guerrero, Stephen Acheampong, Vanesa Pizutelli
Stratford Campus Research Day
According to the USDA Food Insecurity affects around 10.2 percent of the US population as of 2021. For families that have members with certain dietary restriction such as, but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, and food allergies, the challenge of securing food becomes an even greater burden with having to navigate food banks or discount stores that may not offer food items that meet their dietary requirements. Families with dietary restrictions often face greater food insecurity and less access to food. More research is needed to understand the challenges families with dietary restrictions face regarding food …
Examining The Utility Of The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (Copm) Vs. Cognitive Mapping And Motivational Interviewing (Cm/Mi) To Provide Person-Centered Care (Pcc) For People With Parkinson’S Disease (Pwpd), 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Examining The Utility Of The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (Copm) Vs. Cognitive Mapping And Motivational Interviewing (Cm/Mi) To Provide Person-Centered Care (Pcc) For People With Parkinson’S Disease (Pwpd), Mary Lagasca, Karen Aranha
Spring 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium
Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) limits occupational engagement and quality of life. Clinicians need tools to help understand the lived experiences of people with PD to provide more person-centered care (PCC). The Canadian Occupational Performance Model (COPM) is one tool used with this population, but its predetermined categories may be limiting. In contrast, Cognitive Mapping and Motivational Interviewing (CM/MI) is a non-standardized method that may provide more insight. Objective: To identify the benefits of the COPM to CM/MI in delivering more person-centered care (PCC). Methodology: A qualitative phenomenological self-study was used. Data collection compared the assessments and reflected on determining if …
Prefrontal Activation During Inhibition Of A Balance Recovery Step, 2023 Utah State University
Prefrontal Activation During Inhibition Of A Balance Recovery Step, Ezinne Abugu
All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023
The ability to quickly step is an important strategy to avoid a fall. However, real-world settings often constrain a stepping path. Such constraints necessitate response inhibition to prevent an inappropriate step and select a new course of action to ultimately recover balance. The present study investigated neural mechanisms that underlie this ability to stop a highly automatic balance recovery step. In the field of cognitive neuroscience, response inhibition has typically been researched using focal hand reaction tasks performed by seated participants. This approach combined with neuroimaging has revealed a neural stopping network, which includes the right Inferior Frontal Gyrus (right …
Prevention Of Obesity-Related Morbidity & Mortality In Adults, 2023 Otterbein University
Prevention Of Obesity-Related Morbidity & Mortality In Adults, Rachelle Virgin
Masters Theses/Capstone Projects
Poster presentation on the prevention of obesity related morbidity and mortality in adults.
Postpartum Depression; Associated Factors And Underdiagnosis, 2023 Department of Emergency, St. Apostol Andrei Emergency Clinical Hospital, Galati, Romania
Postpartum Depression; Associated Factors And Underdiagnosis, Andra Iancu, Valeria-Anca Pietrosel, Teodor Salmen, Cristina Ioana Bica, Ioana Păunică, Liliana Florina Andronache, Florentina Gherghiceanu, Cecilia Curis
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences
Post-partum depression is one of the most severe types of depression and can be developed at any age, no matter of cultural of social status. Objectives. To determine the factors associated with the psychological impact of pregnancy and to emphasize the psychological and psychiatric risks after giving birth for a woman. Materials and Methods. The study enrolled 35 patients diagnosed with postpartum depression that have been hospitalized in a tertiary-care center for psychiatric disorders between 2016 and 2020. Data were collected from patients’ observation charts. Results. The incidence of postpartum depression is higher in the age range 30-45 years old …