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The Australian College Of Rural And Remote Medicine Fellowship Program: A New Era In Rural And Remote Medicine Training, T SenGupta, S Margolis, D Prideaux, Janie Smith, J Cowie, T Wilkinson 2010 Bond University

The Australian College Of Rural And Remote Medicine Fellowship Program: A New Era In Rural And Remote Medicine Training, T Sengupta, S Margolis, D Prideaux, Janie Smith, J Cowie, T Wilkinson

Janie Smith

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Caffeine Enhances Upper Body Strength In Resistance-Trained Women, Erica Goldstein, Patrick L. Jacobs, Michael Whitehurst, Tina Penhollow, Jose Antonio 2010 Nova Southeastern University

Caffeine Enhances Upper Body Strength In Resistance-Trained Women, Erica Goldstein, Patrick L. Jacobs, Michael Whitehurst, Tina Penhollow, Jose Antonio

Department of Health and Human Performance Faculty Articles

BACKGROUND:

Research has indicated that low-to-moderate dosages of caffeine supplementation are ergogenic for sustained endurance efforts as well as high-intensity exercise. The effects of caffeine supplementation on strength-power performance are equivocal, with some studies indicating a benefit and others demonstrating no change in performance. The majority of research that has examined the effects of caffeine supplementation on strength-power performance has been carried out in both trained and untrained men. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the acute effects of caffeine supplementation on strength and muscular endurance in resistance-trained women.

METHODS:

In a randomized manner, 15 women consumed ...


Efficacy Of Orthodontic Bonding Agents In Preventing Demineralization Around Brackets, Morris Poole 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

Efficacy Of Orthodontic Bonding Agents In Preventing Demineralization Around Brackets, Morris Poole

Theses and Dissertations

Enamel demineralization is a concern in orthodontic patients with poor oral hygiene. To curtail this problem, amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) containing adhesives have been developed. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the cariostatic potential of an ACP containing orthodontic bonding agent adjacent to brackets. Sixty human molars were randomly distributed into: ACP adhesive, resin modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC), and conventional composite resin groups (N=20 each). Brackets were bonded following the manufacturer’s instructions. Tooth enamel through a 2mm window around the brackets was cycled in demineralization (6 hrs) and remineralization (18 hrs) solutions. After ...


Identification And Characterization Of A Second Wolfram Syndrome Gene, Sami Amr 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

Identification And Characterization Of A Second Wolfram Syndrome Gene, Sami Amr

Theses and Dissertations

Wolfram Syndrome (WFS) is a debilitating autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by juvenile onset insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (DM) and optic atrophy (OA) as well as a number of neurological and endocrine complications that result in early death due to respiratory complications. Previous research has mapped Wolfram syndrome to chromosome 4p16.1 and the disease has been attributed to mutations in the WFS1 gene affecting the WFS1 protein (wolframin), an ER membrane glycoprotein that plays an important role in the unfolded protein response (UPR) and in intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis. An additional locus for WFS on chromosome 4q22-24 was identified by ...


Chronic Self-Injury And Suicidality In Borderline Personality Disorder And Its Treatments, Megan Perry 2010 Rowan University

Chronic Self-Injury And Suicidality In Borderline Personality Disorder And Its Treatments, Megan Perry

Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the ethical considerations and ways of treating chronic suicidality in people with Borderline Personality Disorder. A sample of 62 clinicians working in the mental health field was surveyed. As predicted, the degree held by the participant, the type of organization the participant worked for, their occupation/title, type of treatment modality and years of experience were all related to how they responded to the questions on the survey. Unexpectedly, the sex of the participant was also related to how participants responded.


A Community-Engaged Research Approach To The Development Of An Assessment Tool For Historical Data Collection Of Saara Client Population, Jessica Markey 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

A Community-Engaged Research Approach To The Development Of An Assessment Tool For Historical Data Collection Of Saara Client Population, Jessica Markey

Theses and Dissertations

Through collaboration between the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA) and several community partners, a need was identified for a new measurement tool to gather comprehensive client histories for program evaluation and development. The purpose of this study was to (1) develop a culturally relevant and organizationally appropriate mechanism for the collection of comprehensive client histories and (2) to provide the opportunity for staff to engage in a new process of developing and implementing data collection strategies. As a result of the use of a community-based participatory approach, (1) a missed opportunity for program evaluation and development was identified ...


A Qualitative Approach To Explore The Experiences Of Health Care Providers Who Treat Patients For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd), Mark Killebrew 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

A Qualitative Approach To Explore The Experiences Of Health Care Providers Who Treat Patients For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd), Mark Killebrew

Theses and Dissertations

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs when people are exposed to stressful, life-threatening experiences. Consequently, after exposure to such an event, many people may experience fear, guilt, or anger and may believe the trauma is reoccurring. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 5.2 million U.S. adults age 18-54 have PTSD in any given year. The prevalence of PTSD is even more problematic within the military where an estimated 30% of those who have spent time in war zones experiences PTSD. Researchers have been examining the impact of veterans’ PTSD symptoms ...


Chippeakanno: A Bioconductor Package To Annotate Chip-Seq And Chip-Chip Data, Lihua Julie Zhu, Claude Gazin, Nathan D. Lawson, Herve Pages, Simon M. Lin, David S. Lapointe, Michael R. Green 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Chippeakanno: A Bioconductor Package To Annotate Chip-Seq And Chip-Chip Data, Lihua Julie Zhu, Claude Gazin, Nathan D. Lawson, Herve Pages, Simon M. Lin, David S. Lapointe, Michael R. Green

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) followed by high-throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq) or ChIP followed by genome tiling array analysis (ChIP-chip) have become standard technologies for genome-wide identification of DNA-binding protein target sites. A number of algorithms have been developed in parallel that allow identification of binding sites from ChIP-seq or ChIP-chip datasets and subsequent visualization in the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Genome Browser as custom annotation tracks. However, summarizing these tracks can be a daunting task, particularly if there are a large number of binding sites or the binding sites are distributed widely across the genome.

RESULTS: We have developed ...


Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Amplify Alternaria Alternata Sporulation And Total Antigen Production, Julie Wolf, Nichole R. O’Neill, Christine A. Rogers, Michael L. Muilenberg, Lewis H. Ziska 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Amplify Alternaria Alternata Sporulation And Total Antigen Production, Julie Wolf, Nichole R. O’Neill, Christine A. Rogers, Michael L. Muilenberg, Lewis H. Ziska

Christine A. Rogers

Background

Although the effect of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration on pollen production has been established in some plant species, impacts on fungal sporulation and antigen production have not been elucidated.

Objective

Our purpose was to examine the effects of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations on the quantity and quality of fungal spores produced on timothy (Phleum pratense) leaves.

Methods

Timothy plants were grown at four CO2 concentrations (300, 400, 500, and 600 μmol/mol). Leaves were used as growth substrate for Alternaria alternata and Cladosporium phlei. The spore abundance produced by both fungi, as well as the size (microscopy) and ...


Parent-Child Communication About Sexual And Reproductive Health In Rural Tanzania: Implications For Young People's Sexual Health Interventions, Joyce Wamoyi, Angela Fenwick, Mark Urassa, Basia Zaba, William Stones 2010 National Institute for Medical Research

Parent-Child Communication About Sexual And Reproductive Health In Rural Tanzania: Implications For Young People's Sexual Health Interventions, Joyce Wamoyi, Angela Fenwick, Mark Urassa, Basia Zaba, William Stones

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East Africa

Background

Many programmes on young people and HIV/AIDS prevention have focused on the in-school and channeled sexual and reproductive health messages through schools with limited activities for the young people's families. The assumption has been that parents in African families do not talk about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) with their children. These approach has had limited success because of failure to factor in the young person's family context, and the influence of parents. This paper explores parent-child communication about SRH in families, content, timing and reasons for their communication with their children aged 14-24 years in ...


Comparing The Validity Of Five Participation Instruments In Persons With Spinal Conditions, Vanessa K. Noonan, Jacek A. Kopec, Luc Noreau, Joel Singer, Louise C. Mâsse, Hongbin Zhang, Marcel F. Dvorak 2010 University of British Columbia

Comparing The Validity Of Five Participation Instruments In Persons With Spinal Conditions, Vanessa K. Noonan, Jacek A. Kopec, Luc Noreau, Joel Singer, Louise C. Mâsse, Hongbin Zhang, Marcel F. Dvorak

Publications and Research

Objective: To evaluate and compare the construct validity of 5 participation instruments developed using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Methods: A total of 545 subjects diagnosed and treated for a spinal condition at an acute hospital were followed-up and consented to complete a questionnaire. Subjects completed 5 participation instruments (Impact on Participation and Autonomy (IPA), Keele Assessment of Participation (KAP), Participation Measure-Post Acute Care (PM-PAC), Participation Objective Participation Subjective (POPS), World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II (WHODAS II)). In addition, each subject completed a health status instrument and a quality of life instrument. The dimensionality ...


Reduction Of Circulating Endothelial Cells In Peripheral Blood Of Als Patients, Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, Robert L. Woods III, Michael K. Louis, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols, Kelly L. Sullivan, Amber M. Miller, Diana G. Hernandez-Ontiveros, Paul R. Sanberg 2010 University of South Florida

Reduction Of Circulating Endothelial Cells In Peripheral Blood Of Als Patients, Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, Robert L. Woods Iii, Michael K. Louis, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols, Kelly L. Sullivan, Amber M. Miller, Diana G. Hernandez-Ontiveros, Paul R. Sanberg

Kelly L. Sullivan

Background: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) treatment is complicated by the various mechanisms underlying motor neuron degeneration. Recent studies showed that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) are compromised in an animal model of ALS due to endothelial cell degeneration. A later study demonstrated a loss of endothelium integrity in the spinal cords of ALS patients. Since circulating endothelial cells (CECs) in the peripheral blood are associated with endothelium damage, being detached dysfunctional endothelial cells, we hypothesized that CEC levels may reflect endothelium condition in ALS patients.
Methodology/Principal Findings: CEC levels were estimated in whole blood smears ...


Description, Classification, And Prediction Of Dengue Illnesses In A Thai Pediatric Cohort: A Dissertation, James A. Potts 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Description, Classification, And Prediction Of Dengue Illnesses In A Thai Pediatric Cohort: A Dissertation, James A. Potts

GSBS Dissertations and Theses

Dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are emerging infectious diseases which are endemic in many regions of the globe, many of which are resource-poor areas. DHF and DF impose a severe economic health burden in tropical and subtropical areas. Dengue virus causes an acute febrile illness that can be a self-limited febrile illness, as seen in most cases of DF, or a life-threatening illness with plasma leakage and shock, as seen in cases of DHF. A systematic review of the literature revealed gaps in the knowledge base of clinical laboratory findings of dengue illness with regards to longitudinal ...


Serum Lipids And Suicidality In Early Psychosis: Is There A Connection? A Preliminary Study, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell 2010 The University of Western Ontario

Serum Lipids And Suicidality In Early Psychosis: Is There A Connection? A Preliminary Study, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell

Psychiatry Presentations

No abstract provided.


Psychoendocrinology (Thyroid Hormone) And Early Psychosis: Preliminary Findings, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell 2010 The University of Western Ontario

Psychoendocrinology (Thyroid Hormone) And Early Psychosis: Preliminary Findings, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell

Psychiatry Presentations

No abstract provided.


Serum Lipids And Suicidality In Early Psychosis: Is There A Connection? A Preliminary Study, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell 2010 The University of Western Ontario

Serum Lipids And Suicidality In Early Psychosis: Is There A Connection? A Preliminary Study, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell

Amresh Srivastava

No abstract provided.


Psychoendocrinology (Thyroid Hormone) And Early Psychosis: Preliminary Findings, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell 2010 The University of Western Ontario

Psychoendocrinology (Thyroid Hormone) And Early Psychosis: Preliminary Findings, Amresh Srivastava, Megan Johnston, Lenore Purde, Robbie Campbell

Amresh Srivastava

No abstract provided.


Panel: Cycling Intiatives Impacting On Policy And Programs, Ryan Oelkers, Kristin Gavin 2010 Executive Director, Cadence Cycling Foundation

Panel: Cycling Intiatives Impacting On Policy And Programs, Ryan Oelkers, Kristin Gavin

Moving Philadelphia! Creating Healthier Communities

Ryan Oelkers

Ryan is the Executive Director of Cadence Cycling Foundation (CCF), which was founded in 2007, with the support of Jay Snider, Cadence Cycling & Multisport owner and former President of the Philadelphia Flyers. CCF is a non-profit organization with a mission to Help Kids Create Opportunities through Cycling. CCF helps Philadelphia youth between the ages of 9 and 18 discover the possibilities that the sport of cycling has to offer and helps develop life skills, goal setting, self-esteem, teamwork and commitment.

The Cadence Cycling Foundation has also developed the Cadence College ConneXion (CCC) to help kids transfer all of ...


Panel: Access To Healthy Food And Physical Activity-The Philadelphia Urban Food And Fitness Alliance (Puffa), Diane-Louise (D-L) Wormley 2010 PUFFA Project Director, Health Promotion Council

Panel: Access To Healthy Food And Physical Activity-The Philadelphia Urban Food And Fitness Alliance (Puffa), Diane-Louise (D-L) Wormley

Moving Philadelphia! Creating Healthier Communities

Diane-Louise (D-L) Wormley is the Project Director for PUFFA (Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance), which centers on developing a grassroots collaborative devoted to bringing about systems change through education and advocacy by community residents and youth in partnership with experts. She has experience in working with community residents, developing and implementing community development programs, facilitating groups, designing training and bridging community differences. She designed Penn’s community housing program which included the rehab of long-term vacant homes and a special mortgage program for employees.

D-L received her BA in Comparative Literature from William Smith College and has completed the ...


Overview Of The National Physical Activity Plan, Allison Topper-Kleinfelter, MS 2010 National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity Founder and CEO, achievABILITY

Overview Of The National Physical Activity Plan, Allison Topper-Kleinfelter, Ms

Moving Philadelphia! Creating Healthier Communities

Allison Topper-Kleinfelter is a national leader in health promotion planning and marketing. Her specific area of expertise lies in social marketing, culture change, obesity prevention, public health planning, and development of public-private partnerships. Allison has helped to mobilize policy and practice changes to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors.

Allison is a national planning team contributor for the National Activity Plan, Comprehensive School Physical Activity Plan, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Plan, and Children and Nature Strategies for Recreation and Healthcare.

She is also Founder and CEO of achievABILITY where she provides consultation to public and private organizations working to improve nutrition ...


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