Edm Forum Bibliography (September, 2015): Peer‐Reviewed Literature Using Electronic Health Data For System Improvement, Edm Forum
Issue Briefs and Reports
The EDM Forum’s two reviews – conducted in 2011 and 2015 – compile literature from diverse sources including peer-reviewed manuscripts identified by PubMed-based queries and articles published to date in eGEMs. The papers identified address the use of electronic health data for health system improvement.
Negative Skeletal Effects Of Locally Produced Adiponectin, 2015 Chapman University
Negative Skeletal Effects Of Locally Produced Adiponectin, Marcia J. Abbott, Theresa M. Roth, Linh Ho, Liping Wang, Dylan O'Carroll, Robert A. Nissenson
Health Sciences and Kinesiology Faculty Articles
Epidemiological studies show that high circulating levels of adiponectin are associated with low bone mineral density. The effect of adiponectin on skeletal homeostasis, on osteoblasts in particular, remains controversial. We investigated this issue using mice with adipocyte-specific over-expression of adiponectin (AdTg). MicroCT and histomorphometric analysis revealed decreases (15%) in fractional bone volume in AdTg mice at the proximal tibia with no changes at the distal femur. Cortical bone thickness at mid-shafts of the tibia and at the tibiofibular junction was reduced (3–4%) in AdTg mice. Dynamic histomorphometry at the proximal tibia in AdTg mice revealed inhibition of bone formation ...
Paramedicine And Social Work: Case Studies In Authentic Student Recruitment, 2015 Edith Cowan University
Paramedicine And Social Work: Case Studies In Authentic Student Recruitment, Nathalie Collins, Lynelle Watts, Renee Strauss, David Hodgson
Selling the course experience to future students has been corporatised across the Higher Education sector. At many universities marketing and sales specialists, such as ECU’s Student Recruitment Team, rather than academic staff, field prospective student enquiries. Representing courses authentically is crucial to matching future students with an appropriate course experience and career, as well is managing future students’ expectations. A challenge for academics is communicating the course/career experience to university sales agents (recruiters). A challenge for recruiters is conveying an authentic course experience to future students when they have not taken a course themselves. This paper selects two ...
Medicare Secondary Payer And Settlement Delay, 2015 Claremont-McKenna College/RAND
Medicare Secondary Payer And Settlement Delay, Eric Helland, Jonathan Klick
The Medicare Secondary Payer Act of 1980 and its subsequent amendments require that insurers and self-insured companies report settlements, awards, and judgments that involve a Medicare beneficiary to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The parties then may be required to compensate CMS for its conditional payments. In a simple settlement model, this makes settlement less likely. Also, the reporting delays and uncertainty regarding the size of these conditional payments are likely to further frustrate the settlement process. We provide results, using data from a large insurer, showing that, on average, implementation of the MSP reporting amendments led to ...
Designing An Effective User Interface For A Mobile Application, 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Designing An Effective User Interface For A Mobile Application, Cynthia N. Kim
The purpose of this study was to determine the best user interface design practices for an iOS mobile application created for Pre-R, a local start-up company that offers physician house calls and telemedicine services throughout San Luis Obispo. The study included initial background research on best user interface design practices, mapping out and implementing the entire process of designing for mobile applications, conducting usability tests on potential users, and making changes according to the test results. Usability tests allowed for a greater understanding of the effectiveness of Pre-R’s mobile interface design prototype. Results from the usability tests have indicated ...
Teaching Behaviors In Athletic Training Education And Student Perceptions Of Instructional Effectiveness, 2015 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
Teaching Behaviors In Athletic Training Education And Student Perceptions Of Instructional Effectiveness, Elizabeth J. Walters
Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association
No abstract provided.
Radiography Faculty Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Asynchronous Online Courses, 2015 East Tennessee State University
Radiography Faculty Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Asynchronous Online Courses, Shirley J. Cherry
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this study was to assess radiography faculty perceptions of the effectiveness of asynchronous online courses. Learning effectiveness in a web-based virtual learning environment (VLE) was the conceptual framework for this project (Piccoli, Ahmad, & Ives, 2001). For the purposes of this study, learning effectiveness was defined as the quality of learning being comparable between online and traditional courses (Moore, 2011).
Ten research questions were used to guide this study, and statistical tests were conducted to evaluate 17 null hypotheses. The statistical tests included use of one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Pearson correlations, and single-sample t-tests. Ten of the ...
Family Connections: The Impact Of Self-Disclosure, Solidarity, And Stereotyping On Relational Satisfaction In Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Dyads, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Family Connections: The Impact Of Self-Disclosure, Solidarity, And Stereotyping On Relational Satisfaction In Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Dyads, Deanne Priddis
Theses and Dissertations
As life expectancy increases, the length of time in both the grandparent and adult grandchild role increase. The grandparent-adult grandchild relationship is integral to the health and preservation of the family system. The sample for this quantitative study included 62 grandparent-adult grandchild dyads, 124 individuals. Findings indicate that both the grandparents and the adult grandchildren experienced meaning and burden in the grandparent-adult grandchild relationship. The six different types of solidarity (affectual, consensual, structural, associational, functional, and normative) had varying associations with relational satisfaction for the grandparents and adult grandchildren. Although there are several self-disclosures in a close grandparent-adult grandchild relationship ...
Family Planning, Pregnancy, And Birth In Guatemala: Maya Women And Modern Healthcare, 2015 Western Michigan University
Family Planning, Pregnancy, And Birth In Guatemala: Maya Women And Modern Healthcare, Kelsay Payton
Within Maya populations in rural Guatemala, childbearing is considered a sacred and spiritual experience, in addition to a physical one. This country is home to some of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in Latin America, along with the largest disparities in health care, primarily between the indigenous Maya and ladino women (Schooley 2009). The use of biomedical reproductive services remains surprisingly low among the Maya, while it is continually rising in the ladino populations. To increase the overall reproductive health care in these indigenous communities, attention must be given to the understanding of Maya’s beliefs, therefore ...
The Historical Evolution Of Endoscopy, 2015 Western Michigan University
The Historical Evolution Of Endoscopy, Sarah Ellison
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery is on the rise and is becoming more common. Its advantage over traditional open surgery is a quicker recovery time and minimized risk of infection along with an aesthetically more pleasing smaller scar. Although many different scopes and instruments perform minimally invasive techniques, all minimally invasive instruments evolved from endoscopy. It wasn’t until the 20th century that they began to diverge to separate studies. Therefore endoscopy is considered in regards to instrument evolution. History is full of twists and turns as different pieces of the scope progressed so its advancement has been separated into ...
Identification And Characterization Of Exosomes In The Pathogenisis Of Endometriosis, 2015 Morehouse School of Medicine
Identification And Characterization Of Exosomes In The Pathogenisis Of Endometriosis, Samantha Jefferson, Winston D. Thompson Ph.D., Djana Harp Md., Mscr, Adel Driss Ph.D., Indrajit Chowdhury Ph.D., Sharifeh Mehrabi Ph.D.
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Herbs, Home Medicine, And Self-Reliance: A Study On The Current Status Of Traditional Home Medicine In Idukki District, Kerala, Richard Gaunt
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
Home medical knowledge, or knowledge of how one’s surroundings can be used to maintain and restore health, can be an important tool for health self-sufficiency in rural places as well as for the ecological conservation of important plants and natural materials. The Indian state of Kerala has a rich heritage of traditional medicine, found in the historically inter-related forms of codified Ayurveda and folk knowledge. In Idukki district, a region of Kerala nestled in the hills of the Western Ghats, rural households engage in small-scale home-gardening and agroforestry, which in addition to providing nutritionally diverse food is a source ...
Deconstructing Unmade Examining The Capacity Of Ayurveda To Address India’S Mental Health Crisis, Cassie Sutten Coats
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
Though India does not have a credible, widespread system in place to recognize and focus on issues of mental health, especially in allopathic treatments, it is imperative to evaluate the existing practices and approaches in regards to mental health alongside the impact that these approaches may have on Indian society. In contrast to Westernized systems of medicine, the traditional Indian system of Ayurveda inherently addresses issues in mental health due to the holistic approach through mind-body medicine. This study evaluates the enormous potential that exists within Ayurvedic philosophy to provide adequate, culturally congruent, treatments and care in mental health, and ...
The Core: What It Is And What It Is Not, 2015 Bond University
The Core: What It Is And What It Is Not, Rob Marc Orr
Rob Marc Orr
No abstract provided.
A Study Of Low Weight Bearing Exercise And Its Effect On Bone Density, 2015 Otterbein University
A Study Of Low Weight Bearing Exercise And Its Effect On Bone Density, Elizabeth Markle
Honors Thesis Projects
Exercise has been a proven key to maintaining overall good health. There are many benefits of exercise: improved blood flood and overall heart strength, stronger muscles, improved cardiovascular system and it actively works to prevent superfluous fat storage on the body (Bassuk, 2013). Among these benefits is also the improvement and strengthening of bones (Bassuk, 2013). Bone strength can also be referred to as bone density and is very important to a person’s overall health because it relates directly to skeletal strength, posture, factors that affect falling and consequentially the fracturing of bones (Mayo Clinic Health Letter, 2011). A ...
Amp-Activated Protein Kinase Controls Exercise Training - And Aicar-Induced Increases In Sirt3 And Mnsod, Josef Brandauer, Marianne A. Andersen, Holti Kellezi, Steve Risis, Christian Frozig, Sara G. Vienberg, Jonas T. Treebak
Health Sciences Faculty Publications
The mitochondrial protein deacetylase sirtuin (SIRT) 3 may mediate exercise training-induced increases in mitochondrial biogenesis and improvements in reactive oxygen species (ROS) handling. We determined the requirement of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) for exercise training-induced increases in skeletal muscle abundance of SIRT3 and other mitochondrial proteins. Exercise training for 6.5 weeks increased SIRT3 (p < 0.01) and superoxide dismutase 2 (MnSOD; p < 0.05) protein abundance in quadriceps muscle of wild-type (WT; n = 13–15), but not AMPK α2 kinase dead (KD; n = 12–13) mice. We also observed a strong trend for increased MnSOD abundance in exercise-trained skeletal muscle of healthy humans (p = 0.051; n = 6). To further elucidate a role for AMPK in ...
Vaccine Introduction In The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea., 2015 Wayne State University
Vaccine Introduction In The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea., F Marks, B Nyambat, Zy Xu, V Von Kalckreuth, Paul E. Kilgore, Hj Seo, Y Du, Se Park, J Im, F Konings, Cg Meyer, Tf Wierzba
Paul E. Kilgore
The feasibility of mass vaccination campaigns for Japanese encephalitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b infections was explored in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea using pilot vaccination studies. The experiences from these initial studies were then used to support larger vaccination campaigns in children at risk of these infections. We discuss the challenges and requirements for the inclusion of additional vaccines into the existing expanded program on immunization in the country.
A Thematic Study Of Islamic Perspectives In Scopus Indexed Articles. Implications On Medical Imaging., 2015 International Islamic University - Malaysia
A Thematic Study Of Islamic Perspectives In Scopus Indexed Articles. Implications On Medical Imaging., Zainul Ibrahim Zainuddin
Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
Discussions pertaining to the various Islamic dimensions are actively being undertaken in the media. Within the academic circle, journal articles are accepted as an effective media in the dissemination of knowledge. Articles with Islamic perspectives can be found in disciplines that include Medicine, Banking, Economics and Finance. However, there is little to suggest of the types and frequencies of Islamic perspectives in Medical Imaging. This paper attempts to fill the gap. The methodology involves the use of Scopus database and its interactive search facility. The justification of using Scopus is the user-friendliness of its search interface and the ability to ...
The Effects Of Age On Timing Of Gross And Fine Motor Movements, 2015 Utah State University
The Effects Of Age On Timing Of Gross And Fine Motor Movements, Zachary T. Skabelund
Research on Capitol Hill
No abstract provided.
Assessing Computer Vision Syndrome Risk For Pilots, 2015 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide
Assessing Computer Vision Syndrome Risk For Pilots, Curt Mowry, David C. Ison
Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research
The purpose of this study was to determine if pilots are at risk for computer vision syndrome (CVS) as computer display technology becomes commonplace in modern cockpits and simulators. A review of computer vision syndrome respect to causes and effects is provided. Display technology used in aircraft and simulators are outlined. Ergonomics and human factors for pilots in aircraft and in simulators are discussed in relation to video displays. A survey of 178 individuals was conducted to determine if there is a statistically significant link between exposure to computer displays and three categories of symptoms of CVS on the flight ...