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Establishment Of Innovative Shared Departments To Advance Interdisciplinary Education, Ronald S. Harichandran, Brian Kench, Summer McGee, Michael A. Collura, Jean Nocito-Gobel, Charles David Skipton 2017 University of New Haven

Establishment Of Innovative Shared Departments To Advance Interdisciplinary Education, Ronald S. Harichandran, Brian Kench, Summer Mcgee, Michael A. Collura, Jean Nocito-Gobel, Charles David Skipton

Engineering and Applied Science Education Faculty Publications

More and more universities are pursuing interdisciplinary academic activities that span across department and college boundaries. Administrative structures to facilitate such programs are difficult to establish within traditional university frameworks consisting of disciplinary departments and colleges. Often interdisciplinary programs are housed in a traditional disciplinary department or college, or in a standalone center reporting to a college dean or the provost. The difficulty of these structures is obtaining broad buy-in from faculty across departments and having disciplinary degree programs include interdisciplinary coursework.

To overcome the difficulties described above, an innovative shared department structure that fosters collaborations to advance interdisciplinary education ...


Gadgets And Grieving: A Chronological Analysis On The Ways In Which Advancements In Medical Technologies Have Altered The Grieving Process, Grace McNair 2017 Abilene Christian University

Gadgets And Grieving: A Chronological Analysis On The Ways In Which Advancements In Medical Technologies Have Altered The Grieving Process, Grace Mcnair

Dialogue & Nexus

Since the 1940s, both end-of-life care and advancements in medical technologies have expanded exponentially. This article explores the advancements in medical technologies and how these have altered the way that Western society grieves death. With the capabilities to prolong life, the family, the patient, and the medical team, all grieve the end of life in different ways. This article provides a chronological analysis of palliative care, hospice care, and various medical advancements. These changes in medicine are then paralleled with alterations in the bereavement process. This article explores historical narratives of Western society’s transformation of grief through the lens ...


Prevalence And Predictors Of Herbal Medicine Use Among Adults In The United States, Mohamed Rashrash, Jon C. Schommer, Lawrence M. Brown 2017 Chapman University

Prevalence And Predictors Of Herbal Medicine Use Among Adults In The United States, Mohamed Rashrash, Jon C. Schommer, Lawrence M. Brown

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

Objective: To describe the prevalence of herbal medicine use among US adults and to assess factors associated with and predictors of herbal use. Design: The data for herbal products use were collected from the 2015 National Consumer Survey on the Medication Experience and Pharmacists’ Roles. Chi-square test was used to analyz factors associated with herbal use, and predictors of herbal use were assessed with logistic regression analysis. Results: Factors associated with herbal supplement use include age older than 70, having a higher than high school education, using prescription medications or over-thecounter (OTC) medications, and using a mail-order pharmacy.” All Disease ...


Commonest Cancers In Pakistan - Findings And Histopathological Perspective From A Premier Surgical Pathology Center In Pakistan., Zubair Ahmad, Romana Idress, Saira Fatima, Nasir Uddin, Arsalan Ahmed, Khurram Minhas, Aisha Memon, Syeda Samia Fatima, Muhammad Arif, Sheema H Hasan, Rashida Ahmed, Shahid Pervez, Naila Kayani Naila Kayani 2017 Aga Khan University

Commonest Cancers In Pakistan - Findings And Histopathological Perspective From A Premier Surgical Pathology Center In Pakistan., Zubair Ahmad, Romana Idress, Saira Fatima, Nasir Uddin, Arsalan Ahmed, Khurram Minhas, Aisha Memon, Syeda Samia Fatima, Muhammad Arif, Sheema H Hasan, Rashida Ahmed, Shahid Pervez, Naila Kayani Naila Kayani

Zubair Ahmad

Abstract CONTEXT: There are no recent authoritative data about incidence and prevalence of various types of cancers in Pakistan. AIM: To determine the frequency of malignant tumors seen in our practice and provide a foundation for building a comprehensive cancer care strategy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 10,000 successive cases of solid malignant tumors reported in 2014 were included. All cases had formalin fixed, paraffin embedded specimens available and diagnosis was based on histological examination of H and E stained slides plus ancillary studies at the Section of Histopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. The ...


Commonest Cancers In Pakistan - Findings And Histopathological Perspective From A Premier Surgical Pathology Center In Pakistan., Zubair Ahmad, Romana Idress, Saira Fatima, Nasir Uddin, Arsalan Ahmed, Khurram Minhas, Aisha Memon, Syeda Samia Fatima, Muhammad Arif, Sheema H Hasan, Rashida Ahmed, Shahid Pervez, Naila Kayani Naila Kayani 2017 Aga Khan University

Commonest Cancers In Pakistan - Findings And Histopathological Perspective From A Premier Surgical Pathology Center In Pakistan., Zubair Ahmad, Romana Idress, Saira Fatima, Nasir Uddin, Arsalan Ahmed, Khurram Minhas, Aisha Memon, Syeda Samia Fatima, Muhammad Arif, Sheema H Hasan, Rashida Ahmed, Shahid Pervez, Naila Kayani Naila Kayani

Rashida Ahmed

Abstract CONTEXT: There are no recent authoritative data about incidence and prevalence of various types of cancers in Pakistan. AIM: To determine the frequency of malignant tumors seen in our practice and provide a foundation for building a comprehensive cancer care strategy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 10,000 successive cases of solid malignant tumors reported in 2014 were included. All cases had formalin fixed, paraffin embedded specimens available and diagnosis was based on histological examination of H and E stained slides plus ancillary studies at the Section of Histopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. The ...


Do Dietary Patterns Explain High Prevalence Of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Pakistani Urban Adults? A Cross-Sectional Study, Nilofer F. Safdar, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Lorraine Cordeiro, Tazeen H. Jafar, Nancy L. Cohen 2017 Dow University of Health Sciences

Do Dietary Patterns Explain High Prevalence Of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Pakistani Urban Adults? A Cross-Sectional Study, Nilofer F. Safdar, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Lorraine Cordeiro, Tazeen H. Jafar, Nancy L. Cohen

Lorraine Cordeiro

Background The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asia is higher than in any other developing countries. The diversity of diets in populations among developing countries may be one explanation for the differences in CVD. This study was carried out to explore the association between dietary patterns and the presence of cardiovascular risk factors among Pakistani low income urban adults. Methods Socio demographic, physical activity and dietary information was collected from 1546 Pakistani subjects aged ≥40 years from the Control of Hypertension and Risk Attenuation (COBRA) study. Anthropometric, clinical and biomarker measures were assessed. Cluster analysis was used to ...


Exploring Disparities In Underrepresented Minority Groups Of Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorders Using The Biopsychosocial Theoretical Model, Varleisha Gibbs 2017 Seton Hall University

Exploring Disparities In Underrepresented Minority Groups Of Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorders Using The Biopsychosocial Theoretical Model, Varleisha Gibbs

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background and Purpose of the Study

The rate of Autism continues to rise nationally. However, disparities in the age of diagnosis amongst underrepresented minority groups, still remains a major concern. Research supports that racial and ethnic disparities are key factors influencing noted age of diagnosis discrepancies. Traditionally, the medical community has used the biomedical or disability model, as revealed in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, to explore diagnostic differences. However, these models limit the healthcare professional’s ability to examine elements outside of pathology. In attempt to address the issue with a broader perspective, this study explored the ...


Family Characteristics Associated With Parents' Knowledge And Beliefs Regarding Preschoolers' Physical Activity, Christina B. Zurbuchen, Cassandra Ayres, Emily Hill Guseman 2017 University of Wyoming

Family Characteristics Associated With Parents' Knowledge And Beliefs Regarding Preschoolers' Physical Activity, Christina B. Zurbuchen, Cassandra Ayres, Emily Hill Guseman

Honors Theses AY 16/17

The obesity epidemic has been rising in magnitude for several decades and has spread its influence to include children of all ages. Much research has been done to examine the effect that physical activity (PA) has on an individual's weighty. The amount of PA that children participate in is mediated by various factors: high socioeconomic status, more green space, having a sibling, and parental support for PA are all associated with greater child PA. While all of these factors influence PA participation, their concurrent effect is unknown. A holistic perspective is imperative to the understanding of childhood PA, as ...


Housing Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Elderly Immigrants Residing In Affordable Housing: The Cultural Aspects Of Residential Experiences, Myounghee Jorn 2017 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Housing Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Elderly Immigrants Residing In Affordable Housing: The Cultural Aspects Of Residential Experiences, Myounghee Jorn

Theses and Dissertations

The present study is an explorative study that employs mixed methods for examining the daily life patterns and housing adjustment behaviors of low-income elderly Korean immigrants residing in public housing in the Chicago metropolitan area. It particularly focuses on identifying the cultural practices of research participants and the influence of those cultural practices on using residential features, evaluating them, and developing coping responses to satisfy dwelling needs.

The study develops upon Canter’s theories of place (1977; 1991; 1997) and Weisman’s model of place (2001), and integrates Rapoport’s concepts of culture (1980; 2008) for exploring the residential experiences ...


Effectiveness Of Pictorial Health Warning Labels For Indonesia's Cigarette Packages, Dien Anshari 2017 University of South Carolina

Effectiveness Of Pictorial Health Warning Labels For Indonesia's Cigarette Packages, Dien Anshari

Theses and Dissertations

Pictorial health warning labels (PHWL) on cigarette packaging is a key way to communicate with consumers about the harms from tobacco, particularly in the low- and middle-income countries that do not have the resources for effective mass media campaigns. Research is needed to determine the most effective PHWL content for Indonesia, a country with one of the largest populations of smokers in the world and amongst the weakest tobacco policy environments. This research aimed to determine the most effective PHWL content for Indonesia’s cigarette packages, including the social and psychological factors that may influence PHWL effects.

Data for this ...


Looking Through The Window©: A Metacognitive Instrument To Teach Physical Exam To Pre-Clinical Pa Students, Wayne Mathews 2017 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Looking Through The Window©: A Metacognitive Instrument To Teach Physical Exam To Pre-Clinical Pa Students, Wayne Mathews

Posters and Presentations: Physician Assistant

The initial transition from pre-clinical learning to clinical immersion is a significant and unique phase in a PA student’s education when students transition from spending more time learning in the classroom to experiential learning in the clinical setting. One essential component of that transition is the teaching of physical examination skills. The author introduces an instrument based on metacognitive theories of learning called WINDOW©. The instrument is evaluated using two consecutive PA student surveys employing a Mixed Methods approach.

Student response gauged at two phases was positive: 79.31% agreed the WINDOW© instrument was relevant to clinical problem solving ...


When One Is Sick And Two Need Help: Caregivers’ Perspectives On The Negative Consequences Of Caring, Ilja Ormel, Susan Law, Courtney Abbott, Mark Yaffe, Marc Saint-Cyr, Kerry Kuluski, Debbie Josephson, Ann C. Macaulay 2017 St. Mary's Research Centre

When One Is Sick And Two Need Help: Caregivers’ Perspectives On The Negative Consequences Of Caring, Ilja Ormel, Susan Law, Courtney Abbott, Mark Yaffe, Marc Saint-Cyr, Kerry Kuluski, Debbie Josephson, Ann C. Macaulay

Patient Experience Journal

Informal or family caregivers contribute significantly to individual care, and to the Canadian healthcare system, yet receive limited support from governments, institutions, and healthcare professionals in recognition of their role, or in response to their health and social care needs – often due to the negative consequences of caregiving. Learning about the diversity of others’ experiences can positively influence personal decision-making, reduce feelings of isolation, as well as promote adjustment to a personal situation. For caregivers, however, few resources exist that provide reliable information on others’ experiences. We collected the narratives of caregivers’ experiences of caring for someone with a chronic ...


Ludwig's Angina, Tanisha M. Stephens 2017 Georgia State University

Ludwig's Angina, Tanisha M. Stephens

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Today - March / April 2017, Loma Linda University Health 2017 Loma Linda University

Today - March / April 2017, Loma Linda University Health

TODAY

Inside this issue:

- Foundation for hospital construction project starts with 'Big Pour'
- Welcoming Alumni Home (pictorial)
- Homecoming kicks off with 'healthy people' event in healthiest community
- Adventist Church's Health Ministries director challenges alumni's ideas of service
- Research highlights featured during Homecoming weekend (pictorial)
- Homecoming vespers program spotlights history, future of outreach
- Alumni Come Together to Remember
- Loma Linda alumni share their talents
- Prayer Walk offers time for reflection
- Homecoming 5K honors memory of Soret, Schrader
- Black student group honors founder for promoting minority student opportunity
- Neurosurgery professor briefs congressional caucus
- Loma Linda University Health recognized in top 25 ...


Alumni Journal - Volume 88, Number 1, Loma Linda University School of Medicine 2017 Loma Linda University

Alumni Journal - Volume 88, Number 1, Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

Alumni Journal, School of Medicine

Features
10 | 85 Years of the Alumni JOURNAL
14 | APC 2017: A Preview
18 | Interview: Brain Surgery to Global Surgery, Walter D. Johnson ’83
26 | Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Departments
2 | Fron the Editor
3 | This and That
4 | From the President
6 | From the Dean
7 | The Student Fund
8 | School of Medicine News
38 | AIMS Report
40 | Book Review
42 | Alumni News
43 | Placement and Classified Ads
44 | In Memoriam
49 | What's Up Doc?

Extras
3 | New and Upgraded Perpetual Memberships


Teach-Back Method: Improving Health Outcomes, Katherine Smith 2017 University of Southern Maine

Teach-Back Method: Improving Health Outcomes, Katherine Smith

Thinking Matters

To answer the Clinical PICO question: For patients managing chronic disease, how does the implementation of the teach-back method compared to usual standard of care affect health outcomes? By implementing the teach-back method, we will improve the management of chronic disease in the primary care setting.


Impact Of Health Policy Changes On Emergency Medicine In Maryland Stratified By Socioeconomic Status, Laura Pimentel, David Anderson, Bruce Golden, Edward Wasil, Fermin Barreuto, Jon M. Hirshon 2017 University of Maryland

Impact Of Health Policy Changes On Emergency Medicine In Maryland Stratified By Socioeconomic Status, Laura Pimentel, David Anderson, Bruce Golden, Edward Wasil, Fermin Barreuto, Jon M. Hirshon

Publications and Research

Introduction: On January 1, 2014, the financing and delivery of healthcare in the state of Maryland (MD) profoundly changed. The insurance provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) began implementation and a major revision of MD’s Medicare waiver ushered in a Global Budget Revenue (GBR) structure for hospital reimbursement. Our objective was to analyze the impact of these policy changes on emergency department (ED) utilization, hospitalization practices, insurance profiles, and professional revenue. We stratified our analysis by the socioeconomic status (SES) of the ED patient population.

Methods: We collected monthly mean data including patient volume, hospitalization ...


A Review Of The Use Of Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs) In Medical Imaging Education, Kevin R. Clark, Beth L. Vealé, Lynette K. Watts 2017 Midwestern State University

A Review Of The Use Of Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs) In Medical Imaging Education, Kevin R. Clark, Beth L. Vealé, Lynette K. Watts

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this review article is to describe the benefits and challenges associated with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and to discuss the implications specific to medical imaging education and training. Methods: Peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to MOOCs in higher education were analyzed to identify commonalities, relationships, and possible gaps in the literature. Results: Analysis revealed several repetitive themes and concepts regarding the use of MOOCs in higher education: theory of connectivism, instructors’ and students’ perspectives, and benefits and challenges. Implications for medical imaging education and training were also discussed. Conclusions: As web-based education and technology integration continue ...


Rationale And Study Protocol For The Patient-Centered Outcome Aid (Pcoa) Randomized Controlled Trial: A Personalized Decision Tool For Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer Patients, Lari Wenzel, Dana Mukamel, Kathryn Osann, Laura Havrilesky, Lisa Sparks, Joseph Lipscomb, Alexi A. Wright, Joan Walker, Ronald Alvarez, Linda Van Le, Katina Robison, Robert Bristow, Robert Morgan, Bobbie Rimel, Heather Ladd, Susie Hsieh, Aditi Wahi, David Cohn 2017 University of California, Irvine

Rationale And Study Protocol For The Patient-Centered Outcome Aid (Pcoa) Randomized Controlled Trial: A Personalized Decision Tool For Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer Patients, Lari Wenzel, Dana Mukamel, Kathryn Osann, Laura Havrilesky, Lisa Sparks, Joseph Lipscomb, Alexi A. Wright, Joan Walker, Ronald Alvarez, Linda Van Le, Katina Robison, Robert Bristow, Robert Morgan, Bobbie Rimel, Heather Ladd, Susie Hsieh, Aditi Wahi, David Cohn

Communication Faculty Articles and Research

"The purpose of this study was to develop and test the effectiveness of a Patient-Centered Outcome Aid (PCOA) compared to a control condition of usual care, as patients chose between IV or IP therapy for advanced ovarian cancer. We developed an internet-based decision aid to improve patient-centered outcomes and tested it within a randomized clinical trial. The purpose of this paper is to describe the clinical trial development and protocol."


Do You Really Want A Hunter-Gatherer Microbiota? Perils And Pitfalls For Your Gut, Michael Ruscio 2017 Dr. Michael Ruscio

Do You Really Want A Hunter-Gatherer Microbiota? Perils And Pitfalls For Your Gut, Michael Ruscio

Journal of Evolution and Health

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