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The Other Drug War: Societal Attitudes And The Pharmacologic Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders, Bruce Wenokur, D.O., M.P.H. 2011 Detroit Psychiatric Institute, Detroit, Michigan

The Other Drug War: Societal Attitudes And The Pharmacologic Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders, Bruce Wenokur, D.O., M.P.H.

Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry

Societal attitudes with respect to mood altering agents have undergone cyclical changes through American history. Cycles of relative tolerance and intolerance affect the perception of psychotropic drugs for illicit use, as well as legitimate medical therapy, often creating confusion between these two realms. This article examines the relationship between the prevailing social climate and the subsequent restrictions placed on the use of opiates. Historical attitudes toward opiate use serve as a model to explore the current social climate as it pertains to the pharmacologic treatment of anxiety. The under treatment of anxiety disorders is hypothesized to result largely from social ...


A Comparative Content Analysis Of Emily Dickinson's Letters, Patricia Harrison, M.D., Carol McLeod, M.A. 2011 John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii

A Comparative Content Analysis Of Emily Dickinson's Letters, Patricia Harrison, M.D., Carol Mcleod, M.A.

Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry

To investigate the relationship between creativity and mental illness, a computer content analysis of a random sampling of Emily Dickinson's (ED) letters and a selected sample of ED's "anxiety" letters were compared with speech samples from female subjects with panic disorder (n = 4) and speech samples from a female control group (n = 8). Although this can only be considered a pilot study, the findings suggest that ED's word profiles are more similar to the panic disorder group than to the control group. Limitations of this study (i.e., small sample sizes) and suggestions for future research are ...


Jefferson Journal Award, 2011 Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Journal Award

Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry

The Jefferson Journal Award has been established to honor the best paper submitted during each calendar year to the Jefferson Joumal of Psychiatry:A Resident Publication. An award of one thousand dollars is given to the chosen author, with an additional one thousand dollars to be given to the residency program or fellowship in which the author is enrolled. The winning submission is selected by the Journal's editorial board from manuscripts submitted on any subject related to psychiatric practice or research.


Editor's Column, Patricia M. Ferrie, M.D. 2011 Thomas Jefferson University

Editor's Column, Patricia M. Ferrie, M.D.

Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry

As change and reform become more important words in our vocabulary as physicians, I feel reassured that the Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry will continue in its current form. As we developed from an intradepartmental to an international publication we have experienced numerous changes, one of which was the need for funding from outside of Jefferson's residency program.


Editorial Staff, 2011 Thomas Jefferson University

Editorial Staff

Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry

Editorial Board for Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 11, Number 1, 1993


The Science Of Public Health Delivery: Evidence, Uncertainties & Research Needs, Glen P. Mays 2011 University of Kentucky

The Science Of Public Health Delivery: Evidence, Uncertainties & Research Needs, Glen P. Mays

Health Management and Policy Presentations

Policy initiatives to reform the nation's health system increasingly recognize the need to incorporate public health and prevention strategies. The nation's delivery system for public health, however, varies widely across states and communities in its structure, authority, and capabilities. This session examines research from the growing field of public health services and systems research to identify directions for improving public health delivery.


The Science Of Public Health Delivery: Evidence, Uncertainties & Research Needs, Glen Mays 2011 University of Kentucky

The Science Of Public Health Delivery: Evidence, Uncertainties & Research Needs, Glen Mays

Glen Mays

Policy initiatives to reform the nation's health system increasingly recognize the need to incorporate public health and prevention strategies. The nation's delivery system for public health, however, varies widely across states and communities in its structure, authority, and capabilities. This session examines research from the growing field of public health services and systems research to identify directions for improving public health delivery.


Development Of A New Curriculum In A Positive Youth Development Program: The Project P.A.T.H.S. In Hong Kong, Daniel T. L. Shek, Hing Keung Ma, Rachel C. F. Sun 2011 University of Kentucky

Development Of A New Curriculum In A Positive Youth Development Program: The Project P.A.T.H.S. In Hong Kong, Daniel T. L. Shek, Hing Keung Ma, Rachel C. F. Sun

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

The design of a new curriculum in a positive youth development program (Project P.A.T.H.S.) in Hong Kong is outlined. The Tier 1 Program of the original phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. is a universal positive youth development program for students in Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 with the curricula developed by a research team comprising scholars in different disciplines (e.g., social work, psychology, and education). The 120 teaching units are designed with reference to 15 positive youth development constructs identified in the successful positive youth development programs. In the extension phase ...


Elsa-Brasil: Historico [In Portuguese], Paulo A. Lotufo 2011 Universidade de São Paulo

Elsa-Brasil: Historico [In Portuguese], Paulo A. Lotufo

Paulo A Lotufo

No abstract provided.


Cellular And Molecular Mechanisms Driving Glial Engulfment Of Degenerating Axons: A Dissertation, Johnna E. Doherty 2011 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Cellular And Molecular Mechanisms Driving Glial Engulfment Of Degenerating Axons: A Dissertation, Johnna E. Doherty

GSBS Dissertations and Theses

The nervous system is made up of two major cell types, neurons and glia. The major distinguishing feature between neuronal cells and glial cells is that neurons are capable of transmitting action potentials while glial cells are electrically incompetent. For over a century glial cells were neglected and it was thought they existed merely to provide trophic and structural support to neurons. However, in the past few decades it has become increasingly clear that glial cell functions underlie almost all aspects of nervous system development, maintenance, and health. During development, glia act as permissive substrates for axons, provide guidance cues ...


Vitamin D Levels In Peanut Allergic Children, Adam Fowlie, Laura Kim, Trefford Simpson, Harold Kim 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Vitamin D Levels In Peanut Allergic Children, Adam Fowlie, Laura Kim, Trefford Simpson, Harold Kim

Department of Medicine Presentations

Background

The prevalence of peanut allergy is increasing. The reasons for this are not entirely known. A factor may be vitamin D (Vit D).

Methods

This study was performed in a referral allergist’s office in Ontario. Prospectively, all patients (<18 years old) with peanut allergy who were tested for peanut specific IgE (PN IgE) also had Vit D measured. All measurements were done between December 2010 and May 2011. The Vit D measure was 25-hydroxy vitamin D. Patients were divided into three groups: deficient (less than 25 nmol/L), insufficient (25-75 nmol/L) and sufficient (75-250 nmol/L). Vit D levels were compared to PN IgE, sex, age, body mass index (BMI) and other allergies.

Results

Fifty peanut allergic patients were included. The mean Vit D level of the patients was 73.8 nmol/L and the 95% confidence interval was 69.6 - 75.7 nmol/L. One patient (2%) had deficient and thirty-one (62%) of the patients had insufficient Vit D levels. Nineteen (38%) had Vit D levels in the sufficient range. There was ...


Factors Influencing Long-Term Health-Related Quality Of Life Among Patients After Aneurysmal And Nonaneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Dissertation, Arthur P. McIntosh 2011 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Factors Influencing Long-Term Health-Related Quality Of Life Among Patients After Aneurysmal And Nonaneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Dissertation, Arthur P. Mcintosh

Graduate School of Nursing Dissertations

Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) causes 5% of all strokes and is responsible for about 18,000 deaths per year in the United States (Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, 2008). The incidence of SAH has been estimated at 6 to 8 per 100,000 persons per year (Linn, Rinkel, Algra, & van Gijn, 1996). In nearly 15% (range 5–34%) of patients with SAH, no source of hemorrhage can be identified via four-vessel cerebral angiography (Alen et al., 2003; Gupta et al., 2009), resulting in two major types of SAH: aneurysmal (ASAH) and nonaneurysmal (NASAH). Anecdotal evidence and contradictory research suggest that patients with NASAH experience some of the same health-related quality of life (HRQOL) issues as patients with ASAH. The purpose of this quantitative survey design study was to compare health-related quality ...


Oxidative Stress And Heme Oxygenase-1 Regulated Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Differentiation, Luca Vanella, Christopher Sanford Jr., Dong Hyun Kim, Nader G. Abraham, Nabil Ebraheim 2011 Marshall University

Oxidative Stress And Heme Oxygenase-1 Regulated Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Differentiation, Luca Vanella, Christopher Sanford Jr., Dong Hyun Kim, Nader G. Abraham, Nabil Ebraheim

Biochemistry and Microbiology

This paper describes the effect of increased expression of HO-1 protein and increased levels of HO activity on differentiation of bone-marrow-derived human MSCs. MSCs are multipotent cells that proliferate and differentiate into many different cell types including adipocytes and osteoblasts. HO, the rate-limiting enzyme in heme catabolism, plays an important role during MSCs differentiation. HO catalyzes the stereospecific degradation of heme to biliverdin, with the concurrent release of iron and carbon monoxide. Upregulation of HO-1 expression and increased HO activity are essential for MSC growth and differentiation to the osteoblast lineage consistent with the role of HO-1 in hematopoietic stem ...


Optical Guidance System Vs. Cbct For Phantom And Patient Setup, L. Fu, H. Perera, H. Liu, Y. Xiao, Y. Yu 2011 Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals

Optical Guidance System Vs. Cbct For Phantom And Patient Setup, L. Fu, H. Perera, H. Liu, Y. Xiao, Y. Yu

Hua Kun Liu

Purpose: To quantify the discrepancy between Varian optical guidance (OG) frameless localization system and Varian Trilogy on board imaging (OBI) system for setting up phantom and SRS patient. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 52nd Annual Meeting July 18-22, Philadelphia, PA


Bapcap2-1 Does Preoperative Aspirin Improve Outcomes In Cardiac Surgery Patients?, Jian-Zhong Sun, L. Cao, H. Liu, W. Sun, S Silvestry, J. Diehl 2011 Thomas Jefferson University

Bapcap2-1 Does Preoperative Aspirin Improve Outcomes In Cardiac Surgery Patients?, Jian-Zhong Sun, L. Cao, H. Liu, W. Sun, S Silvestry, J. Diehl

Hua Kun Liu

Best Abstracts - Runner-up Session 2 presented at Euroanaesthesia 2011 in the Netherlands.

Background and Goal of Study: The effects of preoperative aspirin on major cardiocerebral and renal outcomes and mortality remain uncertain.


A Procedure For Standardizing Mlc Quality Assurance For Elekta Linac, K. Yan, M. Studenski, H. Liu, I. Buzurovic, Y. Cui, L. Shabason, A. Harrison, Y. Yu, M. Hossain, Y. Xiao 2011 Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals

A Procedure For Standardizing Mlc Quality Assurance For Elekta Linac, K. Yan, M. Studenski, H. Liu, I. Buzurovic, Y. Cui, L. Shabason, A. Harrison, Y. Yu, M. Hossain, Y. Xiao

Hua Kun Liu

Purpose: As specified in TG142, MLC position accuracy needs to be tested on weekly/monthly basis, with 1mm tolerance. This study focuses on developing techniques, hardware and software tools for implementation of MLC QA tests for Elekta Linacs. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 52nd Annual Meeting July 18-22, Philadelphia, PA


Solution Structure And Dna-Binding Properties Of The Phosphoesterase Domain Of Dna Ligase D, Aswin Natarajan, Kaushik Dutta, Deniz B. Temel, Pravin A. Nair, Stewart Shuman, Ranajeet Ghose 2011 CUNY City College

Solution Structure And Dna-Binding Properties Of The Phosphoesterase Domain Of Dna Ligase D, Aswin Natarajan, Kaushik Dutta, Deniz B. Temel, Pravin A. Nair, Stewart Shuman, Ranajeet Ghose

Publications and Research

The phosphoesterase (PE) domain of the bacterial DNA repair enzyme LigD possesses distinctive manganese-dependent 3'-phosphomonoesterase and 3'-phosphodiesterase activities. PE exemplifies a new family of DNA end-healing enzymes found in all phylogenetic domains. Here, we determined the structure of the PE domain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa LigD (PaePE) using solution NMR methodology. PaePE has a disordered N-terminus and a well-folded core that differs in instructive ways from the crystal structure of a PaePE•Mn(2+)• sulfate complex, especially at the active site that is found to be conformationally dynamic. Chemical shift perturbations in the presence of primertemplate ...


Implications Of Observation-Fact Modifiers To I2b2 Ontologies, Jack W. London, Devjani Chatterjee 2011 Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Implications Of Observation-Fact Modifiers To I2b2 Ontologies, Jack W. London, Devjani Chatterjee

Faculty papers Kimmel Cancer Center

Biomedical translational research can be facilitated by integrating clinical and research data. In particular, study cohort identification and hypothesis generation is enabled by the mining of integrated clinical observations and research resources. The "informatics for integrating biology and the bedside, " or i2b2, framework is widely used for this biomedical data mining. The i2b2 "star schema" data model using entity-attribute-value (EA V) formatted concepts is a very efficient strategy for querying large amounts of data. However, until the most recent i2b2 release, the utility of the platform was somewhat constrained by the limitations on being able to express "facts about facts ...


New Zealand’S Bold Strategy For Reducing Health Disparities, N.A. 2011 Western University

New Zealand’S Bold Strategy For Reducing Health Disparities, N.A.

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Managing The Implementation Of An Enterprise System In An Accounting And Finance Environment, Janet Williams, Michael Williams 2011 University of Glamorgan

Managing The Implementation Of An Enterprise System In An Accounting And Finance Environment, Janet Williams, Michael Williams

Janet K. Williams

No abstract provided.


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