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Future Demands For Services From Public Health Facilities In Uttar Pradesh, Population Council 2010 Population Council

Future Demands For Services From Public Health Facilities In Uttar Pradesh, Population Council

Reproductive Health

A Population Council-led consortium in India conducted a study to assess (a) the expected workload of public health facilities, and (b) the extent to which the demand for contraception could be met by the existing health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, following the implementation of behavior change communication (BCC) activities. This policy brief recommends that BCC efforts create demand for services and address perceptions that it is “not necessary” to access health care services. BCC must play a greater role in motivating women to move to facilities not just for institutional delivery but for other services as well. BCC can also ...


Emergency Contraception: Idea To Program, Saumya RamaRao, John Townsend, Sarah Raifman 2010 Population Council

Emergency Contraception: Idea To Program, Saumya Ramarao, John Townsend, Sarah Raifman

Reproductive Health

This report summarizes the role of the Population Council in generating evidence, providing technical leadership, and demonstrating at scale that emergency contraception (EC) can be easily integrated into national family planning programs and other reproductive health services. Since the 1990s, the Population Council, along with other partners, has contributed to the changes seen in the provision and availability of EC, now available in over 140 countries around the world. While much progress has been made in the campaign for access to EC, the Council is committed to improving existing methods of service delivery and to leading advocacy efforts and research ...


Role Of Information And Communication Technologies (Icts) In Behavior Change Communication In Northern India, Population Council 2010 Population Council

Role Of Information And Communication Technologies (Icts) In Behavior Change Communication In Northern India, Population Council

Reproductive Health

This research brief examines the growth of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and its uses in the health sector, as well as existing and emerging ICT applications that have the potential to rapidly accelerate the adoption of family health practices. It also looks at its use in behavior change communication strategies to deliver services for improving family health outcomes. The findings indicate that ICTs, particularly mobile phones are likely to have a wider reach among rural populations. It also recommends scaling up multiple interaction systems using ICTs.


Increasing Postpartum Contraception In Rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications For Behavior Change Communication, Population Council 2010 Population Council

Increasing Postpartum Contraception In Rural Uttar Pradesh: Implications For Behavior Change Communication, Population Council

Reproductive Health

The Population Council conducted a formative study in rural Uttar Pradesh, India to assess the level of adoption of postpartum contraception for spacing among low parity women, identify the facilitating factors and barriers to the adoption of this target behavior, and identify programmatic and behavior change communications (BCC) initiatives that could accelerate the adoption of postpartum contraception for spacing and improve the service delivery system, if required, to facilitate the process. Barriers included low awareness of consequences of closely spaced births, misconceptions about contraceptive methods, lack of counseling by health workers, reluctance to include husbands, and programmatic emphasis on limiting ...


Assessing The Potential Acceptability Of A New Cadre Of Community Midwives For Pregnancy And Delivery Related Care In Rural Pakistan: Findings From A Qualitative Study, Abdul Wajid, Ali M. Mir, Zubaida Rashid, Abida Aziz 2010 Population Council

Assessing The Potential Acceptability Of A New Cadre Of Community Midwives For Pregnancy And Delivery Related Care In Rural Pakistan: Findings From A Qualitative Study, Abdul Wajid, Ali M. Mir, Zubaida Rashid, Abida Aziz

Reproductive Health

The Population Council designed an operations research study to assess the potential acceptability of a new cadre of community midwives (CMWs) for pregnancy and delivery-related care in rural Pakistan. Specific objectives of the study were to determine the need for skilled birth attendants, identify any misconceptions in the community about CMWs, determine levels of acceptance in the community, and explore barriers to the placement of CMWs in the community. The report recommends sensitizing family members so they are more willing to grant permission for pregnant women to consult CMWs, developing flexible fee structures, giving clients greater accessibility, building a network ...


2010 Accf/Aha/Aats/Acr/Asa/Sca/Scai/Sir/Sts/Svm Guidelines For The Diagnosis And Management Of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease, Loren F. Hiratzka, G. Bakris, Joshua A. Beckman, Robert M. Bersin, Vincent F. Carr, Donald E. Casey, Kim A. Eagle, Luke K. Hermann, Eric M. Isselbacher, Ella A. Kazerooni, Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Bruce W. Lytle, Dianna M. Milewicz, David L. Reich, Souvik Sen, Julie A. Shinn, Lars G. Svensson, David M. Williams, Alice K. Jacobs, Sidney C. Smith, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Cynthia D. Adams, Christopher E. Buller, Mark A. Creager, Steven M. Ettinger, Robert A. Guyton, Jonathan L. Halperin, Sharon A. Hunt, Harlan M. Krumholz, Frederick G. Kushner, Rick Nishimura, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, William G. Stevenson, Lynn G. Tarkington, Clyde W. Yancy 2010 Australian Catholic University

2010 Accf/Aha/Aats/Acr/Asa/Sca/Scai/Sir/Sts/Svm Guidelines For The Diagnosis And Management Of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease, Loren F. Hiratzka, G. Bakris, Joshua A. Beckman, Robert M. Bersin, Vincent F. Carr, Donald E. Casey, Kim A. Eagle, Luke K. Hermann, Eric M. Isselbacher, Ella A. Kazerooni, Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Bruce W. Lytle, Dianna M. Milewicz, David L. Reich, Souvik Sen, Julie A. Shinn, Lars G. Svensson, David M. Williams, Alice K. Jacobs, Sidney C. Smith, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Cynthia D. Adams, Christopher E. Buller, Mark A. Creager, Steven M. Ettinger, Robert A. Guyton, Jonathan L. Halperin, Sharon A. Hunt, Harlan M. Krumholz, Frederick G. Kushner, Rick Nishimura, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, William G. Stevenson, Lynn G. Tarkington, Clyde W. Yancy

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

No abstract provided.


Grades In Prerequisite Courses As Predictors Of Success In A Nursing Program, Elaine Zeilke Foster 2010 Andrews University

Grades In Prerequisite Courses As Predictors Of Success In A Nursing Program, Elaine Zeilke Foster

Dissertations

Problem: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast that by 2016 more than one million new and replacement nurses will be needed to fill jobs in the health care field . In order to meet the medical needs of a changing society, schools of nursing must continue to educate and graduate significant numbers of nurses. This may be done by increasing the success rates of those who are admitted in nursing programs. Success rate is thought to be related to admission criteria used to admit students which, in turn, may reduce attrition rate, which is between 20 to 40% in ...


An Antisense Microwalk Reveals Critical Role Of An Intronic Position Linked To A Unique Long-Distance Interaction In Pre-Mrna Splicing, Natalia N. Singh, Katrin Hollinger, Dhruva Bhattacharya, Ravindra N. Singh 2010 Iowa State University

An Antisense Microwalk Reveals Critical Role Of An Intronic Position Linked To A Unique Long-Distance Interaction In Pre-Mrna Splicing, Natalia N. Singh, Katrin Hollinger, Dhruva Bhattacharya, Ravindra N. Singh

Biomedical Sciences Publications

Here we report a novel finding of an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) microwalk in which we examined the position-specific role of intronic residues downstream from the 5′ splice site (5′ ss) of SMN2 exon 7, skipping of which is associated with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of infant mortality. Our results revealed the inhibitory role of a cytosine residue at the 10th intronic position (10C), which is neither conserved nor associated with any known splicing motif. Significance of 10C emerged from the splicing pattern of SMN2 exon 7 in presence of a 14-mer ASO (L14) that ...


Revisioning The Library - Adapting Organizational Structure To A Changing Information Landscape, Robert Engeszer, Judy Hansen, Kristi L. Holmes, Will Olmstadt, Cathy C. Sarli, Paul Schoening, Lili Wang 2010 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Revisioning The Library - Adapting Organizational Structure To A Changing Information Landscape, Robert Engeszer, Judy Hansen, Kristi L. Holmes, Will Olmstadt, Cathy C. Sarli, Paul Schoening, Lili Wang

Becker Library Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Human Papillomavirus Types 16, 18, And 31 Serostatus And Prostate Cancer Risk In The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Raphael P. Viscidi, Cathee Till, Phyllis J. Goodman, Ashraful M. Hoque, Ann W. Hsing, Ian M. Thompson, Johnathan M. Zenilman, Angelo M. De Marzo, Elizabeth A. Platz 2010 Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Human Papillomavirus Types 16, 18, And 31 Serostatus And Prostate Cancer Risk In The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Raphael P. Viscidi, Cathee Till, Phyllis J. Goodman, Ashraful M. Hoque, Ann W. Hsing, Ian M. Thompson, Johnathan M. Zenilman, Angelo M. De Marzo, Elizabeth A. Platz

Cancer Prevention Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Prevalence And Correlates Of Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection Among Female Us Federal Prison Inmates, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Sara B. Newman, Andrew Hardick, Charlotte Gaydos 2010 Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Prevalence And Correlates Of Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection Among Female Us Federal Prison Inmates, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Sara B. Newman, Andrew Hardick, Charlotte Gaydos

Epidemiology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Sexually Transmitted Infections And Risk Of Prostate Cancer: Review Of Historical And Emerging Hypotheses., Siobhan Sutcliffe 2010 Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Sexually Transmitted Infections And Risk Of Prostate Cancer: Review Of Historical And Emerging Hypotheses., Siobhan Sutcliffe

Epidemiology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Economic Burden Of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Based On Total Resource Utilization, Marcos I. Restrepo, Antonio Anzueto, Alejandro C. Arroliga, Bekele Afessa, Mark J. Atkinson, Ngoc J. Ho, Regina Schinner, Ronald L. Bracken, Marin H. Kollef 2010 University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio

Economic Burden Of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Based On Total Resource Utilization, Marcos I. Restrepo, Antonio Anzueto, Alejandro C. Arroliga, Bekele Afessa, Mark J. Atkinson, Ngoc J. Ho, Regina Schinner, Ronald L. Bracken, Marin H. Kollef

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Genome Sequence Of Cronobacter Sakazakii Baa-894 And Comparative Genomic Hybridization Analysis With Other Cronobacter Species, Eva Kucerova, Sandra W. Clifton, Xiao-Qin Xia, Fred Long, Steffen Porwollik, Lucinda Fulton, Catrina Fronick, Patrick Minx, Kim Kyung, Wesley Warren, Robert Fulton, Dongyan Feng, Aye Wollam, Neha Shah, Veena Bhonagiri, William E. Nash, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Richard K. Wilson, Michael McClelland, Stephen J. Forsythe 2010 Nottingham Trent University

Genome Sequence Of Cronobacter Sakazakii Baa-894 And Comparative Genomic Hybridization Analysis With Other Cronobacter Species, Eva Kucerova, Sandra W. Clifton, Xiao-Qin Xia, Fred Long, Steffen Porwollik, Lucinda Fulton, Catrina Fronick, Patrick Minx, Kim Kyung, Wesley Warren, Robert Fulton, Dongyan Feng, Aye Wollam, Neha Shah, Veena Bhonagiri, William E. Nash, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Richard K. Wilson, Michael Mcclelland, Stephen J. Forsythe

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Vertical Facial And Dental Arch Dimensional Changes In Extraction Vs. Non-Extraction Orthodontic Treatment, Meena Kumari, Mubassar Fida 2010 Aga Khan University

Vertical Facial And Dental Arch Dimensional Changes In Extraction Vs. Non-Extraction Orthodontic Treatment, Meena Kumari, Mubassar Fida

Section of Dental-Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

OBJECTIVE: To compare the vertical facial and dental arch dimensional changes occurring with extraction and nonextraction orthodontic treatments.

STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional comparative study.

PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi during the period 2003 to 2005.

METHODOLOGY: Data were collected using records of patients who visited the study setting during the study period. Pre- and post-treatment lateral cephalographs and study casts of 81 orthodontic patients (41=non-extraction and 40=premolar extractions) were taken. Variables used for evaluating vertical dimension were Frankfort mandibular plane angle (FMA), facial height (N-Me), facial height ratio (N-ANS/ANS-Me), soft tissue facial ...


Mhc Class I–Deficient Natural Killer Cells Acquire A Licensed Phenotype After Transfer Into An Mhc Class I–Sufficient Environment, Julie M. Elliott, Joseph A. Wahle, Wayne M. Yokoyama 2010 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Mhc Class I–Deficient Natural Killer Cells Acquire A Licensed Phenotype After Transfer Into An Mhc Class I–Sufficient Environment, Julie M. Elliott, Joseph A. Wahle, Wayne M. Yokoyama

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers: Ten-Year Experience Of A Large Healthcare Organization, Cristina Ajenjo, Keith F. Woeltje, Hilary M. Babcock, Nancy Gemeinhart, Marilyn Jones, Victoria J. Fraser 2010 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers: Ten-Year Experience Of A Large Healthcare Organization, Cristina Ajenjo, Keith F. Woeltje, Hilary M. Babcock, Nancy Gemeinhart, Marilyn Jones, Victoria J. Fraser

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Description Of Exercise Participation Of Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy Across A 4-Year Period., Laura K Brunton, Doreen J Bartlett 2010 Western University

Description Of Exercise Participation Of Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy Across A 4-Year Period., Laura K Brunton, Doreen J Bartlett

Physical Therapy Publications

Purpose: The primary purposes were to describe: 1) the types of exercise participation of adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP), 2) the weekly duration of stretching, strengthening, and cardiovascular exercise, and 3) how the level of activity compares to national health guidelines.

Methods: Participants were 126 males and 104 females (14.7, SD =1.7 years) who reported on the physical activities in the previous week using a questionnaire designed for this study. Analyses comprised frequency counts and proportions, stacked bar graphs and 2-way ANOVAs of exercise participation by GMFCS and gender.

Results: There was a significant interaction of GMFCS level ...


Identifying Factors That Enhance Or Hinder The Utilization Of Strengths By Healthcare Managers, Gene C. Milton 2010 Andrews University

Identifying Factors That Enhance Or Hinder The Utilization Of Strengths By Healthcare Managers, Gene C. Milton

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of strengths-use at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center (HRMC), and common factors and conditions that enhanced and hindered strengths-utilization among middle managers at HRMC, a 111-bed acute care facility in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The study identified factors and conditions that can be expanded and improved upon to promote strengths-use at HRMC in the future. The population for this explorative study was selected from approximately 200 full-time executives, managers, and staff at HRMC who took the StrengthsFinder Profile from January 2007 through June 2009. The vehicle used for data collection was 5 focus ...


Cellular And Molecular Dissection Of Pluripotent Adult Somatic Stem Cells In Planarians, Norito Shibata, Labib Rouhana, Kiyokazu Agata 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Cellular And Molecular Dissection Of Pluripotent Adult Somatic Stem Cells In Planarians, Norito Shibata, Labib Rouhana, Kiyokazu Agata

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Freshwater planarians, Plathelminthes, have been an intriguing model animal of regeneration studies for more than 100 years. Their robust regenerative ability is one of asexual reproductive capacity, in which complete animals develop from tiny body fragments within a week. Pluripotent adult somatic stem cells, called neoblasts, assure this regenerative ability. Neoblasts give rise to not only all types of somatic cells, but also germline cells. During the last decade, several experimental techniques for the analysis of planarian neoblasts at the molecular level, such as in situ hybridization, RNAi and fluorescence activated cell sorting, have been established. Moreover, information about genes ...


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