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Fitness And Adiposity As Predictors Of Functional Limitation In Adults, Andréa L. Maslow, Anna E. Price, Xuemei Sui, Duck-chul Lee, Ikka Vuori, Steven N. Blair 2011 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Fitness And Adiposity As Predictors Of Functional Limitation In Adults, Andréa L. Maslow, Anna E. Price, Xuemei Sui, Duck-Chul Lee, Ikka Vuori, Steven N. Blair

All PTHMS Faculty Publications

This study examined the associations of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with incident functional limitation (IFL) in adults. Patients (n = 2400), 30+ years [mean age, 45.2 (SD, 8.3); 12% women], completed a baseline health examination during 1979 to 1995. CRF was quantified by age-and sex-specific thirds for maximal treadmill exercise test duration. Adiposity was assessed by BMI and WC (grouped for analysis according to clinical guidelines). Incident IFL was identified from mail-back surveys during 1995, 1999, and 2004. After adjusting for potential confounders and either BMI or WC, CRF was inversely related ...


Getting To Know You: Key Clinical Concepts In Relationship-Based Interventions And Neurobehavioral Observations With Young Infants, Yvette Blanchard 2011 Sacred Heart University

Getting To Know You: Key Clinical Concepts In Relationship-Based Interventions And Neurobehavioral Observations With Young Infants, Yvette Blanchard

All PTHMS Faculty Publications

The newborn infant is a social organism, pre-disposed to interact with his caregiver and able to elicit the kind of caregiving necessary for successful adaptation. The earliest developmental task of the newborn is to organize behavior to be able to play an active role in influencing the caregiving environment and eliciting the kind of support needed for development. This task is accomplished through the attainment of self-regulation or balanced neurobehavioral functioning of the infant's autonomic, motor, state, and responsivity behavioral dimensions as described by Als.


Heart Failure: Not Enough Pump Iron?, John J. V. McMurray, Piotr P. Ponikowski 2011 Australian Catholic University

Heart Failure: Not Enough Pump Iron?, John J. V. Mcmurray, Piotr P. Ponikowski

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Breast Cancer Educational Workshops On Knowledge And Breast Self-Examination Practice Among Korean-American Women, Corinne Lee 2011 Eastern Michigan University

The Impact Of Breast Cancer Educational Workshops On Knowledge And Breast Self-Examination Practice Among Korean-American Women, Corinne Lee

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Among Korean-American women, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death. Although their incidence is lower than that of Caucasian women, Korean-American women are more likely to be diagnosed at more advanced stages of breast cancer. One of the suggested methods in breast cancer prevention is early detection and routine screenings. The present study was conducted to explore the impact of breast cancer educational workshop on breast cancer knowledge and breast self-examination practices among Korean-American women. The knowledge of breast cancer and the health beliefs (perceived benefits, perceived barriers, and perceived self-efficacy) was examined before and after the educational ...


Entrepreneurial Factors For The Fitness Industry, Steven M. Herrmann 2011 Eastern Michigan University

Entrepreneurial Factors For The Fitness Industry, Steven M. Herrmann

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The following work examines the different aspects of opening an exercise-based business and identifies factors of the competitive environment that are conducive to opening a recreational and athletic strength training facility. Questions were answered regarding what type of exercise-based business could feasibly compete against the other exercise-based businesses and related non-profit organizations and what the existing exercise-based businesses and related non-profit organizations located within a 30-mile radius of southwest Dearborn, Michigan, were doing to survive in the current competitive economy. Information was gathered from100 fitness facility websites and 30 survey interviews from the managers and owners of the exercise-based businesses ...


Appendiceal Mucocele Intussusception, Christine W. Du MD, Rovinder S. Sandhu MD 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Appendiceal Mucocele Intussusception, Christine W. Du Md, Rovinder S. Sandhu Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Preinjury Use Of Antiplatelet Agents In Patients With Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury, Danielle Cheeseman MD, David Milia MD, David Kashmer MD, Farheen Hussain MS, John J. Hong MD, Robert D. Barraco MD 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Effect Of Preinjury Use Of Antiplatelet Agents In Patients With Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury, Danielle Cheeseman Md, David Milia Md, David Kashmer Md, Farheen Hussain Ms, John J. Hong Md, Robert D. Barraco Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Laparoscopic Repair Of Incarcerated Obturator Hernia, Danielle Press MD, Dale A. Dangleben MD 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Laparoscopic Repair Of Incarcerated Obturator Hernia, Danielle Press Md, Dale A. Dangleben Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Utilization Of Smartphones For The Enhancement Of Trauma Division Of Education, Ryan A. Lawless MD, Dale A. Dangleben MD, Rovinder S. Sandhu MD 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Utilization Of Smartphones For The Enhancement Of Trauma Division Of Education, Ryan A. Lawless Md, Dale A. Dangleben Md, Rovinder S. Sandhu Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Risk Factors Affecting Outcomes In Patients Undergoing Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest During Aortic Surgeries, Bree Ann Young, James K. Wu MD, Martin E. Matsumura MD, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, Sanjay M. Mehta MD, Theodore G. Phillips MD, Michael F. Szwerc MD, Gary W. Szydlowski MD, Raymond L. Singer MD 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Risk Factors Affecting Outcomes In Patients Undergoing Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest During Aortic Surgeries, Bree Ann Young, James K. Wu Md, Martin E. Matsumura Md, Tim S. Misselbeck Md, Sanjay M. Mehta Md, Theodore G. Phillips Md, Michael F. Szwerc Md, Gary W. Szydlowski Md, Raymond L. Singer Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


The Clue To His Pancreatitis!, Malia Eischen MD, Dale A. Dangleben MD, FACS 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

The Clue To His Pancreatitis!, Malia Eischen Md, Dale A. Dangleben Md, Facs

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Treatment Of Acute Aortic Dissection At A Community Hospital: A 10 Year Review Of Outcomes., Timothy Misselbeck MD, Stephen DeTurk, Matthew Wilson, Theodore Phillips MD, Michael Szwerc MD, Sanjay Mehta MD, Gary Szydlowski MD, Raymond Singer MD, James Wu MD 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Treatment Of Acute Aortic Dissection At A Community Hospital: A 10 Year Review Of Outcomes., Timothy Misselbeck Md, Stephen Deturk, Matthew Wilson, Theodore Phillips Md, Michael Szwerc Md, Sanjay Mehta Md, Gary Szydlowski Md, Raymond Singer Md, James Wu Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Clinical Use Of Probiotics: A Survey Of Physicians’ Beliefs And Practice Patterns, Anastasia Ensminger 2011 Eastern Michigan University

Clinical Use Of Probiotics: A Survey Of Physicians’ Beliefs And Practice Patterns, Anastasia Ensminger

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Background: Probiotics have the potential to be used as a preventive agent or adjuvant therapy for various medical conditions, and recent research is beginning to illuminate some of the associated benefits. Some clinicians currently prescribe probiotics in practice. Understanding physicians’ beliefs and practice patterns regarding the use of probiotics will help identify current practices, barriers preventing their acceptance, and the sources of information that impact clinical practice.

Objective: To identify and describe physicians’ beliefs and practice patterns regarding the use of probiotics.

Methods: A cross-sectional online questionnaire was administered to 130 physicians employed by or affiliated with Danville Regional Medical ...


Beverage Consumption And Body Composition Among College-Aged Women, Matthew Sloan 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Beverage Consumption And Body Composition Among College-Aged Women, Matthew Sloan

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

In the U.S., over 67 million adults are obese and 300,000 annual deaths are related to obesity. Among college-aged women, over 60% report daily consumption of caloric beverages. Prior studies indicate positive associations between these beverages and obesity, but conflicting results for diet drinks. Studies were limited, however, by obesity measures that failed to accurately assess abdominal adiposity or percent body fat, and few studies included college-aged women.

We examined this relationship among participants aged 18-30 in the University of Massachusetts Vitamin D Status Study (n=237). We assessed average diet in the past two months using a ...


Comparison Of Road Safety Behaviour Of Rented Dublin Bike Users With That Of Owner Cyclists, Eileen Deegan 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Comparison Of Road Safety Behaviour Of Rented Dublin Bike Users With That Of Owner Cyclists, Eileen Deegan

Students Learning with Communities: All of these projects were undertaken in collaboration with community partners and supervised by academic staff members

Cycling is a unique way of travelling and exercising. The Irish Heart Foundation recommends thirty minutes of exercise most days in the week to maintain a healthy heart (IHF, 2008). The introduction of the Dublin-bike scheme by Dublin city Council in connection with JCDecaux on the 13th of September 2009 has encouraged and allowed more people to cycle around the city of Dublin. Since their introduction, Dublin-bikes have grown rapidly in popularity. By the 31st of December 2009 24,016 people had subscribed to the scheme (Dublin City Council, 2009). On the 16th of August 2010, The Irish Times published ...


Urban Community Gardening The Impact On Fruit And Vegetable Intake, Christina Purcell 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Urban Community Gardening The Impact On Fruit And Vegetable Intake, Christina Purcell

Students Learning with Communities: All of these projects were undertaken in collaboration with community partners and supervised by academic staff members

Urban community gardens are local projects managed for and by members of the local community. They may be run in partnership with local authorities or as part of community development or regeneration schemes (Hale et al., 2011). The gardens exist primarily in urban areas and are often established in response to a local community's lack of open green space (Viljoen et al., 2005). The scale and format of the gardens may vary. Depending on the available land and support, urban community gardening projects can be relatively small and in Dublin they range from small disused residential gardens (Cabra Park ...


Community Gardening, Motivation And Health Benefits., Noelle Corrigan 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Community Gardening, Motivation And Health Benefits., Noelle Corrigan

Students Learning with Communities: All of these projects were undertaken in collaboration with community partners and supervised by academic staff members

community gardens have been described as locally organized initiatives where land is used to produce food, flowers or both in an urban environment (Glover, 2003)' community gardens are diverse and may vary enornously in what they offer, according to local needs and circumstance (Ferris, Norman & Sempik, 2001)' Garden size is dependant on many factors, including location, land available gardening, demand, physical and time limitations of the gardeners and thus standard community garden size exists' community gardening is widespread in Britain and the united states' In Britain' the Federation of city Farms and community Gardens is the representative organization for 59 city farms and almost 1,000 community gardens. It is estimated that almost 18,000 community gardens exist across the US and Canada' It is difficult to estimate how many community gardens there are in Ireland as statistics are not widely available but numbers u.e frcreasing all the time' In Dublin community gardens are a relatively recent development. Some of the first examples of community garden projects within Dublin appeared only in the last decade' Dolphins Barn 2007, Cherry orchard 2010 and Robert Emmet community garden Bridge Foot Street 2008. Individuals and communities benefit from urban agriculture' The benefits of food production transcend the physical, mental and emotional health of the individual to leave lasting change on others and on the physical and social space of the community (Shoemaker & Diehl, 2002;Littman, 1996).


Preparation Of Tissues And Cells For Infrared And Raman Spectroscopy And Imaging, Fiona Lyng, Ehsan Gazi, Peter Gardner 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Preparation Of Tissues And Cells For Infrared And Raman Spectroscopy And Imaging, Fiona Lyng, Ehsan Gazi, Peter Gardner

Books/Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


Raman Microscopy: Complement Or Competitor, Hugh Byrne, Ganesh Sockalingum, Nick Stone 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Raman Microscopy: Complement Or Competitor, Hugh Byrne, Ganesh Sockalingum, Nick Stone

Books/Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


Role Of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, Placental Growth Factor And Cytokines On Outer Blood Retinal Barrier Breakdown., Sangeetha Sukumaran 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Role Of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, Placental Growth Factor And Cytokines On Outer Blood Retinal Barrier Breakdown., Sangeetha Sukumaran

Masters

The aim of this thesis was to investigate the effect of the VEGF family of growth factors and
cytokines TNF- α and IL-1β on oBRB function. The human RPE line ARPE-19 was
employed as an in vitro model of the oBRB. Two-Dimensional gel electrophoresis was
employed to study the effect of growth factors on the RPE proteome. The barrier properties of
the oBRB were evaluated by expression of the TJ proteins occludin or Zo-1, or claudins-1, 2,
3 and 4, determined by western blotting analysis. Claudins 2, 3 and 4 were found to be
significantly up-regulated by TNF-α, while interleukin ...


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