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Pancreatic Cancer: Define Unresectable, Vivian McAlister 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Pancreatic Cancer: Define Unresectable, Vivian Mcalister

Vivian C. McAlister

No abstract provided.


Suburban Poverty: Barriers To Services And Injury Prevention Among Marginalized Women Who Use Methamphetamine, Miriam W. Boeri, Benjamin Tyndall, Denise R. Woodall 2011 Kennesaw State University

Suburban Poverty: Barriers To Services And Injury Prevention Among Marginalized Women Who Use Methamphetamine, Miriam W. Boeri, Benjamin Tyndall, Denise R. Woodall

Miriam W. Boeri

Objective: This paper aims to identify the needed healthcare and social services barriers for women living in suburban communities who are using or have used methamphetamine. Drug users are vulnerable to injury, violence and transmission of infectious diseases, and having access to healthcare has been shown to positively influence prevention and intervention among this population. Yet little is known regarding the social context of suburban drug users, their risks behaviors, and their access to healthcare. Methods: The data collection involved participant observation in the field, face-to-face interviews and focus groups. Audio-recorded in-depth life histories, drug use histories, and resource needs ...


Navigating The Digital Divide: A Teaching-Learning Initiative With The Ipad2, Beth Ann Swan, Kathryn Shaffer, Kellie Smith, Anthony J. Frisby, Mary Hanson-Zalot 2011 Thomas Jefferson University

Navigating The Digital Divide: A Teaching-Learning Initiative With The Ipad2, Beth Ann Swan, Kathryn Shaffer, Kellie Smith, Anthony J. Frisby, Mary Hanson-Zalot

College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations

Background/ Rationale: It has been established that Interprofessional Education (IPE) offers a solution to foster teamwork and improve patient care and should be implemented early in professional role development. Thomas Jefferson University has been providing IPE to interprofessional healthcare students for over 5 years. A long term strategic goal was identified to “create innovative learning environments that support interprofessional education including state-of-the-art technologies”. In actualizing this goal, the curriculum was enhanced with technology supported collaborative learning techniques to assist in group processing and reflection. Combining traditional IPE activities with technology supported components incorporated the advantages of both delivery methods, such ...


Relationship Of Serum Fatty Acid Composition And Desaturase Activity To C-Reactive Protein In Japanese Men And Women, Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, Masao Sato, Yuko Ejima, Akiko Nanri, Yumi Matsushita, Katsumi Imaizumi, Tetsuya Mizoue 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Relationship Of Serum Fatty Acid Composition And Desaturase Activity To C-Reactive Protein In Japanese Men And Women, Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, Masao Sato, Yuko Ejima, Akiko Nanri, Yumi Matsushita, Katsumi Imaizumi, Tetsuya Mizoue

College of Nursing Faculty Publication Series

Background: Although fatty acid composition in serum and desaturase activity, which alters serum fatty acid composition, has been associated with C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration in Western populations, no study has been carried out in non-Western populations. We examined the association of serum fatty acids and estimated desaturase activity with CRP concentrations in Japanese men and women. Methods: Subjects were 489 Japanese municipal employees aged 21–67 yearswhoparticipated in a survey at the time of a periodic health check-up. Serum high-sensitivity CRP concentrations were measured using the latex agglutination nephelometry method. Fatty acid composition was measured in serum cholesteryl esters and ...


Non-Operative Management Is Superior To Surgical Stabilization In Spine Injury Patients With Complete Neurological Deficits: A Perspective Study From A Developing World Country, Pakistan., Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Faizan Ali, S. Ather Enam 2011 Aga Khan University

Non-Operative Management Is Superior To Surgical Stabilization In Spine Injury Patients With Complete Neurological Deficits: A Perspective Study From A Developing World Country, Pakistan., Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Syed Faizan Ali, S. Ather Enam

Section of Neurosurgery

Background:Surgical stabilization of injured spine in Patients with complete spinal cord injury is a common practice despite the lack of strong evidence supporting it. The aim of this study is to compare clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of surgical stabilization versus conservative management of spinal injury in Patients with complete deficits, essentially from a developing country's point of view.

Methods:

A detailed analysis of Patients with traumatic spine injury and complete deficits admitted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan, from January 2004 till January 2010 was carried out. All Patients presenting within 14 days of injury were divided ...


Graduate Student Research Projects: A Path For Productive Research, Kerry Proctor-Williams, Jessica Fitzpatrick, Nicole Vaughn, Jessica Qualls, Angelica Wiggins 2011 East Tennessee State University

Graduate Student Research Projects: A Path For Productive Research, Kerry Proctor-Williams, Jessica Fitzpatrick, Nicole Vaughn, Jessica Qualls, Angelica Wiggins

ETSU Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Relationship Of Serum Fatty Acid Composition And Desaturase Activity To C-Reactive Protein In Japanese Men And Women (Atherosclerosis), Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, Masao Sato, Yuko Ejima, Akiko Nanri, Yumi Matsushita, Katsumi Imaizumi, Tetsuya Mizoue 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Relationship Of Serum Fatty Acid Composition And Desaturase Activity To C-Reactive Protein In Japanese Men And Women (Atherosclerosis), Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, Masao Sato, Yuko Ejima, Akiko Nanri, Yumi Matsushita, Katsumi Imaizumi, Tetsuya Mizoue

Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar

Background: Although fatty acid composition in serum and desaturase activity, which alters serum fatty acid composition, has been associated with C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration in Western populations, no study has been carried out in non-Western populations. We examined the association of serum fatty acids and estimated desaturase activity with CRP concentrations in Japanese men and women. 
Methods: Subjects were 489 Japanese municipal employees aged 21–67 yearswhoparticipated in a survey at the time of a periodic health check-up. Serum high-sensitivity CRP concentrations were measured using the latex agglutination nephelometry method. Fatty acid composition was measured in serum cholesteryl esters and ...


Safe Zone For Bone Harvesting From The Interforaminal Region Of The Mandible, O. Al-Ani, P. Nambiar, K. O. Ha, W.C. Ngeow 2011 Univ. Malaya

Safe Zone For Bone Harvesting From The Interforaminal Region Of The Mandible, O. Al-Ani, P. Nambiar, K. O. Ha, W.C. Ngeow

Wei Cheong Ngeow

Aims: The mandibular incisive nerve can be subjected to iatrogenic injury during bone graft harvesting. Using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), this study aims to determine a safe zone for bone graft harvesting that avoids injuring this nerve. Methods: Sixty CBCT examinations of patients were included in this study. The examinations were taken using the i-CAT CBCT imaging system, applying a standardized exposure protocol. Image reconstruction from the raw data was performed using the SimPlant dental implant software. The distances of mandibular incisive canal (MIC) to the inferior border and the labial and lingual cortices of the mandible were measured ...


Nursing Management Innovations: A Need For Systematic Evaluation, J. C. McCloskey, M. Mass, Carol Watson, C. Gongaware, Diane Huber, M. Blegen, M. Johnson, A. Kasparek, C. Delaney, K. Kelly 2011 University of Iowa

Nursing Management Innovations: A Need For Systematic Evaluation, J. C. Mccloskey, M. Mass, Carol Watson, C. Gongaware, Diane Huber, M. Blegen, M. Johnson, A. Kasparek, C. Delaney, K. Kelly

Diane Huber

While emphasis in nursing is placed on research on clinical interventions, there has been little attention to the equally important management interventions. The concept of a management intervention or innovation is introduced here and five types of management innovations in nursing are identified. An overview of the research base for four of the innovations demonstrates the need for systematic evaluation.


Assessing Postpartum Fatigue, Diane Gardner, B. Campbell 2011 University of Iowa

Assessing Postpartum Fatigue, Diane Gardner, B. Campbell

Diane Huber

No abstract provided.


The Ccmc's National Study Of Case Manager Job Descriptions: An Understanding Of The Activities, Role Relationships, Knowledges, Skills, And Abilities, H. Tahan, Diane Huber 2011 University of Iowa

The Ccmc's National Study Of Case Manager Job Descriptions: An Understanding Of The Activities, Role Relationships, Knowledges, Skills, And Abilities, H. Tahan, Diane Huber

Diane Huber

Defining the roles and functions of case managers is crucial in today's healthcare environment and necessary for the case management field. One way to address this issue is through the examination of case managers' job descriptions used in various healthcare organizations. The study reported herein used qualitative analysis procedures and the latent class cluster analysis method to examine a national sample of 1028 job descriptions of case managers. The study identified the activities, role relationships, knowledge, skills, and abilities of case managers working in varied settings. It also described the changes that occurred in the practice of case management ...


Case Managers' Roles And Functions: Commission For Case Manager Certification's 2004 Research, Part Ii, H. Tahan, W. Downey, Diane Huber 2011 University of Iowa

Case Managers' Roles And Functions: Commission For Case Manager Certification's 2004 Research, Part Ii, H. Tahan, W. Downey, Diane Huber

Diane Huber

The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) conducted its third case managers' role and functions study in 2004 for the purpose of validating the currency and relevancy of the certified case manager examination. The results of this study are shared in an article of 2 parts. Part I, which was published in the previous issue of this journal, discussed the process the CCMC used for the development of the Case Managers' Role and Functions Survey Instrument and the identification of new 6 essential functions and 6 knowledge areas that describe case management practice. These findings were based on the survey ...


Ajn Survey: Who Helps You With Your Work?, J. McCloskey, M. Blegen, Diane Gardner 2011 University of Iowa

Ajn Survey: Who Helps You With Your Work?, J. Mccloskey, M. Blegen, Diane Gardner

Diane Huber

No abstract provided.


Future Nursing Administration Graduate Curricula, Part I: Call To Action, K. Harris, Diane Huber, R. Jones, M. Manojlovich, C. Reineck 2011 University of Iowa

Future Nursing Administration Graduate Curricula, Part I: Call To Action, K. Harris, Diane Huber, R. Jones, M. Manojlovich, C. Reineck

Diane Huber

No abstract provided.


Managing Forces Of Change: Commission For Case Manager Certification Looks To The Future, Diane Huber, H. Tahan 2011 University of Iowa

Managing Forces Of Change: Commission For Case Manager Certification Looks To The Future, Diane Huber, H. Tahan

Diane Huber

No abstract provided.


Conflict And Retention Of New Graduate Nurses, Diane Gardner 2011 University of Iowa

Conflict And Retention Of New Graduate Nurses, Diane Gardner

Diane Huber

No abstract provided.


Testing Nurse Activity Dose, Diane Huber 2011 University of Iowa

Testing Nurse Activity Dose, Diane Huber

Diane Huber

No abstract provided.


A Nursing Management Minimum Data Set. Significance And Development, Diane Huber, C. Delaney, J. Crossley, M. Mehmert, S. Ellerbe 2011 University of Iowa

A Nursing Management Minimum Data Set. Significance And Development, Diane Huber, C. Delaney, J. Crossley, M. Mehmert, S. Ellerbe

Diane Huber

Building on Werley's nursing minimum data set, the authors identified a nursing management minimum data set (NMMDS). This collection of core data elements is needed by nurse administrators to make management decisions and compare effectiveness across institutions.


Survey Results. Who Helps You With Your Work?, M. Blegen, Diane Gardner, J. McCloskey 2011 University of Iowa

Survey Results. Who Helps You With Your Work?, M. Blegen, Diane Gardner, J. Mccloskey

Diane Huber

No abstract provided.


Acuity And Case Management: A Healthy Dose Of Outcomes, Part I, Diane Huber, K. Craig 2011 University of Iowa

Acuity And Case Management: A Healthy Dose Of Outcomes, Part I, Diane Huber, K. Craig

Diane Huber

PURPOSE OF STUDY: This article presents acuity and dosage as two concepts that describe how the business case for case management (CM) can be made. Dosage and acuity concepts are explained as client need-severity, CM intervention-intensity, and CM activity-dose by amount, duration, extent, and timing. Concepts are related to the practice of CM using evidence-based knowledge and methods to develop instruments that measure and score pivotal CM actions. The purpose of this series of three articles is to introduce the two concepts of dosage and acuity, discuss their importance for making the business case for CM and for translation into ...


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