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The Healthy Food Slide Rule: Foods In Appropriate Amounts For Healthy, Active Families, Linda Gossett, Barbara Abo, Elaine M. Long 2010 University of Idaho

The Healthy Food Slide Rule: Foods In Appropriate Amounts For Healthy, Active Families, Linda Gossett, Barbara Abo, Elaine M. Long

Elaine M. Long

Presentation given at the SNE 2010 Annual Conference Proceedings - 43rd Annual Conference, Child Nutrition: Action Today for a Healthy Tomorrow and abstract published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 42, Issue 4, Supplement 1, July-August 2010, Pages S129-S130. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2010.03.155


Changes In Plasma Concentrations Of Leptin In Ewes During Pregnancy, Joseph A. Daniel, A B. Milam, M E. Gafnea, Brian K. Whitlock, D H. Keisler 2010 Berry College

Changes In Plasma Concentrations Of Leptin In Ewes During Pregnancy, Joseph A. Daniel, A B. Milam, M E. Gafnea, Brian K. Whitlock, D H. Keisler

Brian K Whitlock, PhD, DVM, DACT

Previous research has demonstrated circulating concentrations of leptin increase in ewes during mid pregnancy then decline in late pregnancy and early lactation. The objective of this study was to more narrowly define the timing of changes in circulating concentrations of leptin with pregnancy in ewes. Katahdin ewes (n= 19) located at latitude 34.275 and longitude -85.183 (Mount Berry, GA) were utilized. Blood samples were collected weekly via jugular veinpuncture beginning immediately before ram exposure on September 23 and continuing until 4 weeks post-lambing. Ewes were exposed to a ram fitted with a marking harness for a 63 day ...


Changes In Plasma Concentrations Of Growth Hormone And Luteinizing Hormone In Ewes Following Central And Peripheral Treatment With Kisspeptin, Brian K. Whitlock, Joseph A. Daniel, Barbara P. Steele, James L. Sartin 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Changes In Plasma Concentrations Of Growth Hormone And Luteinizing Hormone In Ewes Following Central And Peripheral Treatment With Kisspeptin, Brian K. Whitlock, Joseph A. Daniel, Barbara P. Steele, James L. Sartin

Brian K Whitlock, PhD, DVM, DACT

Kisspeptin (KP), a neuroendocrine regulator of gonadotropin releasing hormone, has been hypothesized as an integrator of nutrition and hormones critical to metabolism and regulation of reproduction. Recent evidence suggests growth hormone (GH) secretion may be influenced by KP. The objective of this study was to determine if the GH stimulatory effect of KP is due to actions on the hypothalamus or anterior pituitary gland in ewes. Adult ovariectomized ewes (n=8) were fitted with intracerebroventricular (ICV) cannula to facilitate central administration of experimental treatments. Ewes received one of eight treatments [four intravenously (IV) and four ICV]. Peripheral treatments [0 (Veh ...


Plasma Prekallikrein Levels Are Positively Associated With Circulating Lipid Levels And The Metabolic Syndrome In Children., James A. MacKenzie, Kristen A. Roosa, Brooks B. Gump, Amy K. Dumas, Kestutis G. Bendinskas 2010 Syracuse University

Plasma Prekallikrein Levels Are Positively Associated With Circulating Lipid Levels And The Metabolic Syndrome In Children., James A. Mackenzie, Kristen A. Roosa, Brooks B. Gump, Amy K. Dumas, Kestutis G. Bendinskas

Brooks B. Gump

Plasma prekallikrein (PK) has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors, but these associations have not been investigated in children. The present study examined PK activity in relation to well-established cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of children aged 9–11 years (N = 97). We found a significant and positive association between PK and fasting levels of total cholesterol (p < 0.01), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (p < 0.01), and triglycerides (p < 0.001). In addition, there was a significant association between PK activity and the metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors considered to ...


Strengthening Primary Care To Bend The Cost Curve: The Expansion Of Community Health Centers Through Health Reform, Leighton C. Ku, Patrick Richard, Avi Dor, Ellen Tan, Peter Shin, Sara J. Rosenbaum 2010 George Washington University

Strengthening Primary Care To Bend The Cost Curve: The Expansion Of Community Health Centers Through Health Reform, Leighton C. Ku, Patrick Richard, Avi Dor, Ellen Tan, Peter Shin, Sara J. Rosenbaum

Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative

The recent enactment of health reform sets into motion important changes that will expand health insurance coverage, increase funding for community health centers and alter the way that health centers are paid. These reforms will have a major impact on two major challenges of health reform: bolstering the capacity of the nation's primary care system and reducing the long term growth in health care costs.

Our analyses examine the impact of the new health reform law on the number of patients who will receive primary care services at community health centers and the effect of the service expansions on ...


Rapid Multi-Class Multi-Residue Method For The Confirmation Of Chloramphenicol And Eleven Nitroimidazoles In Milk And Honey By Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Mark Cronly, Patrice Behan, Barry Foley, Liam Regan, Sheila Martin, Michael Doyle, Edward Malone 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Rapid Multi-Class Multi-Residue Method For The Confirmation Of Chloramphenicol And Eleven Nitroimidazoles In Milk And Honey By Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Mark Cronly, Patrice Behan, Barry Foley, Liam Regan, Sheila Martin, Michael Doyle, Edward Malone

Articles

A confirmatory method has been developed to allow for the analysis of eleven nitroimidazoles and also chloramphenicol in milk and honey samples. These compounds are classified as A6 compounds in annex IV of council regulation 2377/90 and therefore prohibited for the use in animal husbandry. Milk samples are extracted by acetonitrile with addition of NaCl, while honey samples are first dissolved in water before a similar extraction. Honey extracts undergo a hexane wash to remove impurities. Both milk and honey extracts are evaporated to dryness and reconstituted in initial mobile phase. These are then injected onto an LC-MS/MS ...


Improving Statistical Analysis Of Prospective Clinical Trials In Stem Cell Transplantation. An Inventory Of New Approaches In Survival Analysis, Aurelien Latouche 2010 University of Versailles

Improving Statistical Analysis Of Prospective Clinical Trials In Stem Cell Transplantation. An Inventory Of New Approaches In Survival Analysis, Aurelien Latouche

COBRA Preprint Series

The CLINT project is an European Union funded project, run as a specific support action, under the sixth framework programme. It is a 2 year project aimed at supporting the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) to develop its infrastructure for the conduct of trans-European clinical trials in accordance with the EU Clinical Trials Directive, and to facilitate International prospective clinical trials in stem cell transplantation. The initial task is to create an inventory of the existing biostatistical literature on new approaches to survival analyses that are not currently widely utilised. The estimation of survival endpoints is introduced ...


Regional Heterogeneity And Diversity Of Astrocytes In Response To Hiv-1 Proteins And Morphine, Wen Chen 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

Regional Heterogeneity And Diversity Of Astrocytes In Response To Hiv-1 Proteins And Morphine, Wen Chen

Theses and Dissertations

HIV-infected individuals who abuse opiates have been found to have a higher incidence and a faster progression of HIV encephalitis. Astrocytes, the major support cells in the CNS, are known to play a critical role in the HIV neuropathy. Although astrocytes tend not to be productively infected by the HIV-1 virus, dysregulation of their pro- and anti- inflammatory cytokines/chemokines secretion is usually neurotoxic. Glutamate transport in astrocytes is reported to be impaired as well, which result in extrasynaptic excitatory neurotransmitter accumulation and over stimulation of postsynaptic neurons. It is long known that astrocytes from different brain regions have diverse ...


Department Of Radiology-Annual Executive Summary Report-July 1, 2009 To June 30, 2010, Vijay M. Rao, MD 2010 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Department Of Radiology-Annual Executive Summary Report-July 1, 2009 To June 30, 2010, Vijay M. Rao, Md

Department of Radiology Administrative Documents and Reports

86 page Annual Executive Summary Report from Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Table of Contents:

Department of Radiology

Chairman, Vice Chairmen 1

Divisions and Directors 1

Committees and Chairmen 1

Radiology Department Faculty Rank 2

Faculty with Secondary Appointments 3

Clinical Divisions 4

Radiology Residents and Fellows 5

Department Organizational Chart 6

Department Administration Chart 7

State of the Department 8

Appendix I: Publications Journal Articles 21

Books and Book Chapters 28

Abstracts 30

Appendix II: Formal Scientific Presentations 39

Appendix III: Honors, Editorial Activities, Service to Regional or National Organizations 59

Appendix IV ...


Children Adopted Internationally Examining Developmental Status At Arrival And Six Month Follow Up, Ann McCormick 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

Children Adopted Internationally Examining Developmental Status At Arrival And Six Month Follow Up, Ann Mccormick

Theses and Dissertations

In the past 5 years, almost 100,000 children have been internationally adopted. Research suggests that many of these children have growth and developmental delays, but few large scale studies have been completed. In the current study data obtained from a restrospective chart review of 534 children followed in the International Adoption Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center between 1999 and 2007 was analyzed. Prevalence of developmental delays and sensory processing issues initially and after 6 months in country, the relationship of delays/issues with previously identified risk factors, and the frequency of recommendations for early intervention (EI ...


Parenthood—A Contributing Factor To Childhood Obesity, Fatma G. Huffman, Sankarabharan Kanikireddy, Manthan Patel 2010 Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University

Parenthood—A Contributing Factor To Childhood Obesity, Fatma G. Huffman, Sankarabharan Kanikireddy, Manthan Patel

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Prevalence of childhood obesity and its complications have increased world-wide. Parental status may be associated with children’s health outcomes including their eating habits, body weight and blood cholesterol. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years 1988–1994, provided a unique opportunity for matching parents to children enabling analyses of joint demographics, racial differences and health indicators. Specifically, the NHANES III data, 1988–1994, of 219 households with single-parents and 780 dual-parent households were analyzed as predictors for primary outcome variables of children’s Body Mass Index (BMI), dietary nutrient intakes and blood cholesterol. Children of ...


The Decontamination Of Methamphetamine Labs - A Search For Best Practices, Robert Perry 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

The Decontamination Of Methamphetamine Labs - A Search For Best Practices, Robert Perry

Master of Public Health Program Student Publications

The use of methamphetamine as a drug of abuse in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years, with much of the drug being manufactured in primitive makeshift laboratories clandestinely located in residential dwellings. The contamination of these environments with methamphetamine, its precursors, and its by-products can be severe. Often, after being contaminated, these dwellings are re-occupied by people unaware of the former use as a methamphetamine production site, and unaware of the contaminant load they now find themselves living in. This paper discusses the extent of contamination of the lab area and how this contaminant loading may affect the ...


Antibodies And Unnatural Substrates Of Prenylation Enzymes For Use In Detecting And Isolating Prenylated Proteins, H. Peter Spielmann, Douglas A. Andres 2010 University of Kentucky

Antibodies And Unnatural Substrates Of Prenylation Enzymes For Use In Detecting And Isolating Prenylated Proteins, H. Peter Spielmann, Douglas A. Andres

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Faculty Patents

Unnatural substrates of prenylation enzymens and antibodies that recognize unique moieties of prenylated proteins, which unique moieties are transferred from the unnatural substrates are used for detecting and isolating prenylated proteins, and for screening for inhibitors of prenylation enzymes.


The Quality Of Spousal Social Support As A Moderator Of The Associations Between Child Maltreatment Severity And Adult Trauma Symptoms, Sarah E. Evans 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

The Quality Of Spousal Social Support As A Moderator Of The Associations Between Child Maltreatment Severity And Adult Trauma Symptoms, Sarah E. Evans

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Psychology

Child maltreatment has been linked to a myriad of long-term difficulties, including trauma symptomatology. However, not all victims experience long-term distress. Thus, a burgeoning area of research focuses on factors that may impede or facilitate resiliency to the psychological correlates of child maltreatment. Specifically, the severity of the abusive acts may be associated with greater long-term difficulties. To date, however, with the exception of child sexual abuse, few studies have examined the severity of maltreatment as a risk factor in the development of trauma symptoms. In contrast, social support has been theorized to contribute to resiliency following abuse. However, to ...


Anti-Hiv Activity In Cervical-Vaginal Secretions From Hiv-Positive And -Negative Women Correlate With Innate Antimicrobial Levels And Igg Antibodies, Mimi Ghosh, John V. Fahey, Zheng Shen, Timothy Lahey, Susan Cu-Uvin, Zhijin Wu, Kenneth Mayer, Peter F. Wright, John C. Kappes, Christina Ochsenbauer, Charles R. Wira 2010 Dartmouth College

Anti-Hiv Activity In Cervical-Vaginal Secretions From Hiv-Positive And -Negative Women Correlate With Innate Antimicrobial Levels And Igg Antibodies, Mimi Ghosh, John V. Fahey, Zheng Shen, Timothy Lahey, Susan Cu-Uvin, Zhijin Wu, Kenneth Mayer, Peter F. Wright, John C. Kappes, Christina Ochsenbauer, Charles R. Wira

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles

Background: We investigated the impact of antimicrobials in cervicovaginal lavage (CVL) from HIV(+) and HIV(2) women on target cell infection with HIV. Since female reproductive tract (FRT) secretions contain a spectrum of antimicrobials, we hypothesized that CVL from healthy HIV(+) and (2) women inhibit HIV infection.

Methodology/Principal Findings: CVL from 32 HIV(+) healthy women with high CD4 counts and 15 healthy HIV(2) women were collected by gently washing the cervicovaginal area with 10 ml of sterile normal saline. Following centrifugation, anti- HIV activity in CVL was determined by incubating CVL with HIV prior to addition to TZM-bl ...


The Relationship Between Acoustic And Kinematic Measures Of Diphthong Production, Gwi-Ok Jang 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Relationship Between Acoustic And Kinematic Measures Of Diphthong Production, Gwi-Ok Jang

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between acoustic and kinematic measures of diphthong production in 11 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 11 neurologically healthy control speakers. The participants produced four diphthongs: /ɔɪ/, /aʊ/, /aɪ/, /eɪ/. These sounds were spoken in a sentence context. Their speech audio signal was recorded with a microphone and their tongue movements were recorded with a magnetic tracking system. The first and second formants (F1 and F2) were computed with acoustic analysis software, and these signals were time-aligned with the vertical and anteroposterior magnet movement records. Pearson correlations between F1 and ...


Normal Masking Level Difference Parameters For Use In The Clinical Evaluation Of Auditory Processing Disorders, Maria Noelle Burnham 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Normal Masking Level Difference Parameters For Use In The Clinical Evaluation Of Auditory Processing Disorders, Maria Noelle Burnham

All Theses and Dissertations

Masking Level Difference (MLD) tests are an established component of auditory processing test batteries; however, normative data for these tests vary according to procedure. In this study, forty normal, native-English speaking adults between the ages of 18 and 26 were tested for MLD via a newly developed computer software program using both an adaptive procedure (MLDA) and a Bekesy procedure (MLDB). The results from the two procedures were analyzed for sex differences and compared with each other. For both the MLDA and MLDB, the results showed statistically significant sex differences in the masked thresholds used to obtain the MLD (NoSo ...


Presenting A Simplified Assistant Tool For Breast Cancer Diagnosis In Mammography To Radiologists, Ping Zhang, Jenny Doust, Kuldeep Kumar 2010 Bond University

Presenting A Simplified Assistant Tool For Breast Cancer Diagnosis In Mammography To Radiologists, Ping Zhang, Jenny Doust, Kuldeep Kumar

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

This paper proposes a method to simplify a computational model from logistic regression for clinical use without computer. The model was built using human interpreted features including some BI-RADS standardized features for diagnosing the malignant masses. It was compared with the diagnosis using only assessment categorization from BI-RADS. The research aims at assisting radiologists to diagnose the malignancy of breast cancer in a way without using automated computer aided diagnosis system.


The California Nurse Staffing Mandate: Implications For Other States, Linda H. Aiken 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The California Nurse Staffing Mandate: Implications For Other States, Linda H. Aiken

Issue Briefs

In 2004, California became the first state to implement minimum nurse-to-patient staffing requirements inacute care hospitals. It remains the only state to enact such requirements, although at least 18 states have introduced nurse staffing legislation. The goals of the legislation were to reduce nurse workloads, improve recruitment and retention of nurses, and improve quality of care. This Issue Brief summarizes the first comprehensive evaluation of the California mandate in achieving these goals.


Burnout In Mental Health Professionals As Related To Self-Care, Ann M. Miner 2010 Pacific University

Burnout In Mental Health Professionals As Related To Self-Care, Ann M. Miner

School of Graduate Psychology

Self care is frequently studied and described in modern psychology research and can be defined as any activity one engages in that fuels the body and mind and allows one to function more fully in daily life (Mahoney, 1997). Burnout is another frequently studied phenomenon, especially when considering those who work in mental health professions. It has been suggested that the benefits of self care may influence the prevention of burnout in mental health professionals but this has not been subjected to rigorous empirical evaluation (Carroll, Gilroy, & Murra, 1999; Norcross, 2000). Other research suggests that therapist age, satisfaction with income, client load ...


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