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Heath Care Spending: Why Is Miami An Outlier?, Laura A. Dummit, Mary Ellen Stahlman 2010 George Washington University

Heath Care Spending: Why Is Miami An Outlier?, Laura A. Dummit, Mary Ellen Stahlman

National Health Policy Forum

The National Health Policy Forum’s site visit to Miami focused on the complex factors that drive health care spending and is the latest in a series on the dynamics of health care markets. Miami has long been recognized as having among the highest Medicare per capita spending in the country, along with high rates of uninsured, strong managed care presence, and a history of health care fraud. This colorful health care market brings into stark relief many of the reasons for high and growing health care spending across the country. It also highlights several issues involved in building and maintaining …


Q-Ve-Oph, A Negative Control For O-Phenoxy-Conjugated Caspase Inhibitors, Benjamin Southerland, Kashmira Kulkarni-Datar, Chanel Keoni, Rebecca Bricker, William C. Grunwald Jr., Daniel M. Ketcha, Eugene Hern, David R. Cool, Thomas L. Brown 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Q-Ve-Oph, A Negative Control For O-Phenoxy-Conjugated Caspase Inhibitors, Benjamin Southerland, Kashmira Kulkarni-Datar, Chanel Keoni, Rebecca Bricker, William C. Grunwald Jr., Daniel M. Ketcha, Eugene Hern, David R. Cool, Thomas L. Brown

Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology Faculty Publications

The broad-spectrum apoptosis (caspase) inhibitor, Q-VD-OPh, has been shown to have no side effects and is effective at a much lower concentration than other FMK-type caspase inhibitors. However, an appropriate negative control to use with this inhibi- tor has not been available. In this study, we developed and analyzed a new compound, based on the Q-VD-OPh backbone, which acts as a cognate negative control. To create the negative control, we substituted a glutamate residue for the aspartate residue to create Q-VE-OPh, thereby retaining the identical charge and molecular properties with only the addition of an extra –CH2 group. The purity …


Experiences With Infant Mortality As Reported By Middle Class Black Women In Their Own Words, Lisa Paisley-Cleveland 2010 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Experiences With Infant Mortality As Reported By Middle Class Black Women In Their Own Words, Lisa Paisley-Cleveland

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Black Middle-Class Women and Pregnancy Loss: A Qualitative Inquiry is the first qualitative research case study of its kind on Black Infant Mortality (BIM) to focus on a target group of black American-born middle-class professional married women who have all lived through the experience of infant loss. This target group allows Lisa Paisley-Cleveland to examine the BIM phenomenon outside the poverty paradigm and issues attached to teenage pregnancy, as well as to explore contributing factors attached to the persistent black and white disparity in infant mortality rates, which according to CDC’s January 2013 report are 12.40 and 5.35 respectively.

This …


Is The Black Dog Really A Dalmatian? An Investigation Into Whether Stress Impact And Attributional Style Lead To Different Outcomes In Dbt For Depression, K. Good, P. Merrick, R. Fletcher, N. Kazantzis 2010 Massey University

Is The Black Dog Really A Dalmatian? An Investigation Into Whether Stress Impact And Attributional Style Lead To Different Outcomes In Dbt For Depression, K. Good, P. Merrick, R. Fletcher, N. Kazantzis

Penn CCT

No abstract provided.


Evolutionary Conservation Of Residues In Vertebrate Dna Polymerase N Conferring Low Fidelity And Bypass Activity., Kei-ichi Takata, Mercedes E Arana, Mineaki Seki, Thomas A Kunkel, Richard D Wood 2010 The Texas Medical Center Library

Evolutionary Conservation Of Residues In Vertebrate Dna Polymerase N Conferring Low Fidelity And Bypass Activity., Kei-Ichi Takata, Mercedes E Arana, Mineaki Seki, Thomas A Kunkel, Richard D Wood

Journal Articles

POLN is a nuclear A-family DNA polymerase encoded in vertebrate genomes. POLN has unusual fidelity and DNA lesion bypass properties, including strong strand displacement activity, low fidelity favoring incorporation of T for template G and accurate translesion synthesis past a 5S-thymine glycol (5S-Tg). We searched for conserved features of the polymerase domain that distinguish it from prokaryotic pol I-type DNA polymerases. A Lys residue (679 in human POLN) of particular interest was identified in the conserved 'O-helix' of motif 4 in the fingers sub-domain. The corresponding residue is one of the most important for controlling fidelity of prokaryotic pol I …


Psychological And Support Characteristics Of Parents Of Child Sexual Abuse Victims: Relationship With Child Functioning And Treatment, Poonam Tavkar 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Psychological And Support Characteristics Of Parents Of Child Sexual Abuse Victims: Relationship With Child Functioning And Treatment, Poonam Tavkar

Department of Psychology: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Child sexual abuse continues to be a prevalent and complex problem in today’s society as it poses serious and pervasive mental health risks to child victims and their non-offending parents. The main objectives of this study were (a) to elucidate the psychological symptoms and support needs of parents of child sexual abuse victims as they present to group treatment, (b) to examine changes in psychological symptoms and support needs and their relationship with child functioning over the course of a parallel group treatment, and (c) to examine the impact of these factors on completion of group treatment. Participants included 104 …


A Functional Calcium-Transporting Atpase Encoded By Chlorella Viruses, Maria Cristina Bonza, Holger Martin, Ming Kang, Gentry L. Lewis, Timo Greiner, Sonia Giacometti, James L. Van Etten, Maria Ida de Michelis, Gerhard Thiel, Anna Moroni 2010 Università degli Studi di Milano

A Functional Calcium-Transporting Atpase Encoded By Chlorella Viruses, Maria Cristina Bonza, Holger Martin, Ming Kang, Gentry L. Lewis, Timo Greiner, Sonia Giacometti, James L. Van Etten, Maria Ida De Michelis, Gerhard Thiel, Anna Moroni

James Van Etten Publications

Calcium-transporting ATPases (Ca2+ pumps) are major players in maintaining calcium homeostasis in the cell and have been detected in all cellular organisms. Here, we report the identification of two putative Ca2+ pumps, M535L and C785L, encoded by chlorella viruses MT325 and AR158, respectively, and the functional characterization of M535L. Phylogenetic and sequence analyses place the viral proteins in group IIB of P-type ATPases even though they lack a typical feature of this class, a calmodulin-binding domain. A Ca2+ pump gene is present in 45 of 47 viruses tested and is transcribed during virus infection. Complementation analysis of …


Identification Of An L-Rhamnose Synthetic Pathway In Two Nucleocytoplasmic Large Dna Viruses, Madhu Parakkottil Chothi, Garry A. Duncan, Andrea Armirotti, Chantal Abergel, James R. Gurnon, James L. Van Etten, Cinzia Bernardi, Gianluca Damonte, Michela Tonetti 2010 University of Genova

Identification Of An L-Rhamnose Synthetic Pathway In Two Nucleocytoplasmic Large Dna Viruses, Madhu Parakkottil Chothi, Garry A. Duncan, Andrea Armirotti, Chantal Abergel, James R. Gurnon, James L. Van Etten, Cinzia Bernardi, Gianluca Damonte, Michela Tonetti

James Van Etten Publications

Nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDVs) are characterized by large genomes that often encode proteins not commonly found in viruses. Two species in this group are Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1 (ATCV-1) (family Phycodnaviridae, genus Chlorovirus) and Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (family Mimiviridae), commonly known as mimivirus. ATCV-1 and other chlorovirus members encode enzymes involved in the synthesis and glycosylation of their structural proteins. In this study, we identified and characterized three enzymes responsible for the synthesis of the sugar L-rhamnose: two UDP-D-glucose 4,6-dehydratases (UGDs) encoded by ATCV-1 and mimivirus and a bifunctional UDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose epimerase/reductase (UGER) from mimivirus. Phylogenetic …


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Mary (Katie) Busmire 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Mary (Katie) Busmire

Psychology and Child Development

This is a senior project about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term given to a child who has been affected by exposure to prenatal alcohol. Drinking during pregnancy can lead to several physical, neurological and behavioral effects. However, there are several interventions that can help minimize the effects of prenatal alcohol. Focusing on family interventions and therapies will best benefit the lives of children with FASD and their families.


Micronutrient Deficiencies As A Result Of Bariatric Surgery, Ashlie Lewis 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Micronutrient Deficiencies As A Result Of Bariatric Surgery, Ashlie Lewis

Food Science and Nutrition

The most effective method of sustainable weight loss in obese patients is bariatric surgery. However, micronutrient deficiencies that can result after bariatric surgery can cause health problems that may outweigh its benefits. Micronutrient deficiencies are most common in patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or biliopancreatic diversion with or without duodenal switch. The majority of vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies studies showed significant prevalence rates in their patient populations. Most concluded that routine oral B12 supplementation was ineffective at resolving deficiency; very high oral doses (> 350 μg) or intramuscular injections of crystalline B12 were typically required. Studies of iron …


An Evaluation Of The Motivations And Implications Of Participating In High School Athletics While Injured, Trevor M. Bateson 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

An Evaluation Of The Motivations And Implications Of Participating In High School Athletics While Injured, Trevor M. Bateson

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

No abstract provided.


Trial And Budget Analysis Of Two Synchronized Artificial Insemination Breeding Programs For Beef First Calf Heifers, John Nino 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Trial And Budget Analysis Of Two Synchronized Artificial Insemination Breeding Programs For Beef First Calf Heifers, John Nino

Agribusiness

This study was designed to compare the benefits and costs of two different synchronized artificial insemination programs on two groups of beef first calf heifers. A financial budget was developed that would include cost of synchronized insemination per animal and the added value of a bred heifer compared to an open one.

The two synchronized programs were called controlled internal drug release (CIDR) and Ovsynch. They used a specific timeline and drugs to complete the synchronization process. A single low birth weight high calving ease bull was used for both groups to enforce conformity between the groups. Costs of all …


Contact Point, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 2010 University of the Pacific

Contact Point, Arthur A. Dugoni School Of Dentistry

Contact Point

No abstract provided.


Defining And Measuring The Patient-Centered Medical Home., Kurt C Stange, Paul A Nutting, William L Miller, Carlos R Jaén, Benjamin F Crabtree, Susan A Flocke, James M Gill 2010 Case Western Reserve University

Defining And Measuring The Patient-Centered Medical Home., Kurt C Stange, Paul A Nutting, William L Miller, Carlos R Jaén, Benjamin F Crabtree, Susan A Flocke, James M Gill

Department of Family & Community Medicine Faculty Papers

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is four things: 1) the fundamental tenets of primary care: first contact access, comprehensiveness, integration/coordination, and relationships involving sustained partnership; 2) new ways of organizing practice; 3) development of practices' internal capabilities, and 4) related health care system and reimbursement changes. All of these are focused on improving the health of whole people, families, communities and populations, and on increasing the value of healthcare. The value of the fundamental tenets of primary care is well established. This value includes higher health care quality, better whole-person and population health, lower cost and reduced inequalities compared to …


What Do You See In This Picture?: Bias And Reflexivity In Physician Narratives Of Disparities, Michelle Levine 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

What Do You See In This Picture?: Bias And Reflexivity In Physician Narratives Of Disparities, Michelle Levine

Graduate Masters Theses

Disparities in healthcare stem from historical, social, institutional, and interpersonal factors--all of which can manifest at the level of the clinical encounter. A growing body of research has addressed implicit bias and, more specifically, the implicit bias involved in aversive racism as a mediator of disparate care. While recent studies have suggested links between disparate treatment and implicit bias, little direct evidence exists for how implicit bias may effect disparate care. Qualitative research on physician understanding of processes by which implicit bias translates into disparate care can help fill this gap and identify areas for further research. This study conducted …


Vampirism, Vampire Cults And The Teenager Of Today, Megan White, Hatim A. Omar 2010 University of Kentucky

Vampirism, Vampire Cults And The Teenager Of Today, Megan White, Hatim A. Omar

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

The aim of this paper is to summarize the limited literature on clinical vampirism, vampire cults and the involvement of adolescents in vampire-like behavior. The various definitions of clinical vampirism are outlined and the emergence of vampire cults from Gothic culture is examined. Further, the clinical features of cult behavior, the attraction to cults, the risk factors for cult involvement, and the clinical management of cult members are discussed. Additionally, vampire popular media is briefly introduced and a case study presented.


Commencement Program 2010, Loma Linda University 2010 Loma Linda University

Commencement Program 2010, Loma Linda University

Commencement Programs

CONTENTS

1 | Message from the President

3 | 2010 Events of Commencement

4 | The Academic Procession

6 | Significance of Academic Regalia

8 | The Good Samaritan

9 | University History Highlights

11 | Loma Linda University Song - "Healing Love"

12 | The Speakers

22 | The University Honorees

36 | The School Honorees

59 | The Programs

  • School of Medicine, 60
  • School of Pharmacy, 77
  • School of Dentistry, 83
  • School of Science and Technology and School of Religion, 99
  • School of Nursing, 112
  • School of Allied Health Professions - Physical Therapy, 121
  • School of Allied Health …


Management Of Devastating Ocular Trauma--Experience Of Maxillofacial Surgeons Deployed To A Forward Field Hospital, M. J. Ansell, J. Breeze, Vivian C. McAlister, M. D. Williams 2010 Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK

Management Of Devastating Ocular Trauma--Experience Of Maxillofacial Surgeons Deployed To A Forward Field Hospital, M. J. Ansell, J. Breeze, Vivian C. Mcalister, M. D. Williams

Surgery Publications

Combat-related eye injuries continue to increase in frequency and are generally secondary to Improvised Explosive Devices. Many ocular injuries are potentially preventable by the wearing of ballistic eye protection. The management of penetrating eye trauma is normally outside the routine practice of maxillofacial surgeons in the UK. The aim of this paper is to describe the surgical techniques used in the modern management of devastating ocular trauma including selected case examples managed by British military maxillofacial surgeons deployed to Afghanistan.


Letter By Harris Et Al Regarding Article, "Outcomes Of Patients With Acute Type A Aortic Intramural Hematoma, Jamie M. Pelzel 2010 St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Health

Letter By Harris Et Al Regarding Article, "Outcomes Of Patients With Acute Type A Aortic Intramural Hematoma, Jamie M. Pelzel

Articles

We read with interest the report by Song et al1 outlining the management of ascending aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) at the Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. This series, the largest of this life-threatening condition, demonstrated that at that institution, 84% of patients (n=85) could be treated with initial medical therapy, resulting in a mortality rate of 7.1%. These results are impressive but are observational rather than a randomized comparison of medical and surgical therapy.


Naïve T Cells Re-Distribute To The Lungs Of Selectin Ligand Deficient Mice, Thandi M. Onami, John R. Harp 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Naïve T Cells Re-Distribute To The Lungs Of Selectin Ligand Deficient Mice, Thandi M. Onami, John R. Harp

Microbiology Publications and Other Works

BACKGROUND: Selectin mediated tethering represents one of the earliest steps in T cell extravasation into lymph nodes via high endothelial venules and is dependent on the biosynthesis of sialyl Lewis X (sLe(x)) ligands by several glycosyltransferases, including two fucosyltransferases, fucosyltransferase-IV and -VII. Selectin mediated binding also plays a key role in T cell entry to inflamed organs.

METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To understand how loss of selectin ligands (sLe(x)) influences T cell migration to the lung, we examined fucosyltransferase-IV and -VII double knockout (FtDKO) mice. We discovered that FtDKO mice showed significant increases (approximately 5-fold) in numbers of naïve T cells in …


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