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Advanced Practice Nursing In The Faith Community Setting: A Case Study, Chianta Lindsey 2010 University of Central Florida

Advanced Practice Nursing In The Faith Community Setting: A Case Study, Chianta Lindsey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of an Advanced Practice Nurse in providing spiritual and nursing care within a faith community setting. The study will describe the process of developing a Parish Nurse program using a Nurse Practitioner to offer wholistic health care to parishioners. It will also illustrate the collaborative process of developing a free health center within a faith based organization, using the Nurse Practitioner to manage the health center and deliver health care services. In order to demonstrate the need for parish nurse care, the case study used an anonymous survey to ...


The Impact Of An Interdependent Conferencing Activity In An Online Rn-Bsn Practicum Clinical Conference On Psychologocial Sense Of Community, Barbara Lange 2010 University of Central Florida

The Impact Of An Interdependent Conferencing Activity In An Online Rn-Bsn Practicum Clinical Conference On Psychologocial Sense Of Community, Barbara Lange

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

RN-BSN students enrolled in a clinical course often have limited or no interaction with other students within the course due to geographic distance and individual preceptor assignments. Learning is often restricted to a student and his/her preceptor and instructor. Geographic and physical distance factors inhibit a student's perception of connectedness and learning. Interdependent interaction between peers, the instructor, and the professional community may increase student achievements and enhance a sense of connectedness. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an Interdependent Conferencing Activity (ICA) in an online clinical conference on RN-BSN students' Psychological Sense ...


The Effect Of Combat Exercises On Cardiovascular Response: An Exploratory Study, MeLisa Gantt 2010 University of Central Florida

The Effect Of Combat Exercises On Cardiovascular Response: An Exploratory Study, Melisa Gantt

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

PURPOSE: Hypertension (HTN) affects one in every three adults in the United States. Often associated with the older population, this silent killer has emerged in an unsuspecting group, young military soldiers. With the rapid succession of multiple deployments, long intervals between blood pressure (BP) assessments, and the absence of cardiovascular (CV) measures during the pre and post deployment health screenings; soldiers may be at higher risk for HTN than their civilian counterparts of the same age. The purpose of this study was to explore real-time continuous CV measures of soldiers before, during, and after exposure to a simulated combat stressor ...


Prevalence Of And Risk Factors For Intraoperative Non-Euglycemia Events In Premature Neonates >2500 Grams, Zulay Ritrosky 2010 University of Central Florida

Prevalence Of And Risk Factors For Intraoperative Non-Euglycemia Events In Premature Neonates >2500 Grams, Zulay Ritrosky

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the rates and risks of premature neonates >2500grams developing intraoperative non-euglycemia events (IONEE). A retrospective chart review of 26 premature neonates >2500 grams who underwent surgical procedures between January 1 and December 31, 2009 was conducted. Statistical analysis was done using Chi square and t-tests. Ten of the 26 subjects (38%) experienced an IONEE. Hyperglycemia was the primary IONEE that was noted in the neonates. (Mean: 143.19; sd: 56.041) Length of surgery was significantly longer in those premature neonates with IONEE than those with euglycemia (71.7 0± 27.03 vs. 45.62 ± 17.98 ...


Retrospective Analysis Of Screening Patterns In Cirrhotic Patients With Heptocellular Carcinoma, Shelly-Ann Scott-Castell 2010 University of Central Florida

Retrospective Analysis Of Screening Patterns In Cirrhotic Patients With Heptocellular Carcinoma, Shelly-Ann Scott-Castell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients is increasing worldwide. Cirrhotic patients are recommended by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) to receive HCC screening and surveillance every 6 months to a year. The purpose of this study was to identify the current screening and surveillance patterns for cirrhotic patients with HCC in clinical practice. Hepatocellular carcinoma can be detected by radiological studies in addition to laboratory testing. It is important to implement the AASLD screening guidelines, as early identification might decrease the mortality rate of patients with cirrhosis and HCC. The research question ...


Three Dimensional Printing: Modern Medical Applications, Devin Peek, Elizabeth Stark 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Three Dimensional Printing: Modern Medical Applications, Devin Peek, Elizabeth Stark

Graphic Communication

3-D printing is an additive printing process based on inkjet printing principles. Using this technology, a variety of materials can be used to create a three-dimensional product. Currently this technology is expensive, however it is slowly becoming more affordable. 3-D printing has the potential to change the future of medical model production and prototyping, due to the beneficial products it can produce. The objective of this research study is to discover the technological advancements in 3-D printing that could greatly affect several aspects of the medical industry. The areas discussed include high-risk surgery, dentistry, and prosthetics. After conducting six interviews ...


Gene Delivery In The Equine Cornea: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy, Dylan G. Buss, Ajay Sharma, Elizabeth A. Giuliano, Rajiv R. Mohan 2010 University of Missouri, Columbia

Gene Delivery In The Equine Cornea: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy, Dylan G. Buss, Ajay Sharma, Elizabeth A. Giuliano, Rajiv R. Mohan

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

Objective—To determine if hybrid adeno-associated virus serotype 2/5 (AAV5) vector can effectively deliver foreign genes into the equine cornea without causing adverse side effects. The aims of this study were to: (i) evaluate efficacy of AAV5 to deliver therapeutic genes into equine corneal fibroblasts (ECFs) using enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) marker gene and (ii) establish the safety of AAV5 vector for equine corneal gene therapy.

Animal Material—Primary ECF cultures were harvested from healthy donor equine corneas. Cultures were maintained at 370C in humidified atmosphere with 5% CO2.

Procedure—AAV5 vector expressing EGFP under control of hybrid ...


Hospital Foodservice Directors Identify The Important Aspects When Implementing Room Service In Hospital Foodservice, Zafirah Mohd Nor 2010 Iowa State University

Hospital Foodservice Directors Identify The Important Aspects When Implementing Room Service In Hospital Foodservice, Zafirah Mohd Nor

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Room service represents a revolution in hospital patient dining. More menu options, more flexibility in meal delivery, increased food quality, and more personalized service resulted in improved nutritional intake among patients receiving room service. The purpose of this study was to identify key aspects hospital foodservice directors (HFDs) considered when deciding to implement room service and determined the importance of each aspect.

A mixed methods study was conducted to address the objectives of this study. Responses from a key informant interview and HFDs on open-ended questions were utilized to develop a web questionnaire. A web questionnaire was e-mailed to 845 ...


Electroconvulsive Shock Ameliorates Disease Processes And Extends Survival In Huntington Mutant Mice, Akanksha Baharani 2010 University of Central Florida

Electroconvulsive Shock Ameliorates Disease Processes And Extends Survival In Huntington Mutant Mice, Akanksha Baharani

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Huntington's disease (HD) is a devastating autosomal dominantly inherited neurological disorder caused by an abnormal expansion of CAG trinucleotide repeats in the gene coding for the Nterminal region of the huntingtin (Htt) protein, which leads to the formation of a polyglutamine stretch. The greater the CAG repeats, the earlier the onset of the disease. The polyglutamine stretch destabilizes the Htt protein leading to misfolding, abnormal processing, aggregation, and inclusion formation. Mutant Htt protein is believed to damage and kill neurons in the striatum by a mechanism involving increased oxidative and metabolic stress, and impaired adaptive cellular stress responses. A ...


Incompetence To Maintain A Divorce Action: When Breaking Up Is Odd To Do, Douglas Mossman MD, Amanda N. Shoemaker 2010 University of Cincinnati College of Law

Incompetence To Maintain A Divorce Action: When Breaking Up Is Odd To Do, Douglas Mossman Md, Amanda N. Shoemaker

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

The law has well-established provisions for handling divorce actions initiated on behalf of persons already adjudged incompetent or by competent petitioners against incompetent spouses. But how should a court respond if a mentally ill petitioner who is competent to manage most personal affairs seeks to divorce a spouse for bizarre, very odd, or crazy-sounding reasons?

Several recent social developments - better psychiatric treatment, wider acceptance of divorce, population trends, and the advent of “no-fault” and unilateral divorce laws - have made it more likely that mentally ill petitioners will seek divorces. Yet the question of whether to allow a divorce action that ...


Anxiolytic-Like Property Of Risperidone And Olanzapine As Examined In Multiple Measures Of Fear In Rats, Tao Sun, Wei He, Gang Hu, Ming Li 2010 Nanjing Medical University, China

Anxiolytic-Like Property Of Risperidone And Olanzapine As Examined In Multiple Measures Of Fear In Rats, Tao Sun, Wei He, Gang Hu, Ming Li

Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology

Atypical antipsychotics are also used in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders. Clinical and preclinical evidence regarding their intrinsic anxiolytic efficacy has been mixed. In this study, we examined the potential anxiolytic-like effects of risperidone and olanzapine, and compared them with haloperidol, chlordiazepoxide (a prototype of sedative–anxiolytic drug) or citalopram (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). We used a composite of two-way avoidance conditioning and acoustic startle reflex model and examined the effects of drug treatments during the acquisition phase (Experiment 1) or extinction phase (Experiments 2 and 3) on multiple measures of conditioned and unconditioned fear/anxiety-like responses. In Experiment ...


Rational Decision Making In Primates: The Bounded And The Ecological, Jeffrey R. Stevens 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rational Decision Making In Primates: The Bounded And The Ecological, Jeffrey R. Stevens

Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology

Primates constantly face decisions that influence their survival and reproduction. Continue foraging in this tree or move on to another? Expose oneself to a hidden predator by straying from the group or enjoy the safety of having other potential victims nearby? Defend one’s territory from invaders or abandon it and seek a new home? In all of these cases, primates must trade off the costs and benefits associated with uncertain and delayed decision outcomes. The outcomes of these choices influence survival and reproduction, and natural selection should favor those individuals whose choices lead to the propagation of their genes ...


Description And Validation Of A Dynamical Systems Model Of Presynaptic Serotonin Function: Genetic Variation, Brain Activation And Impulsivity, Scott F. Stoltenberg, Parthasarathi Nag 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Description And Validation Of A Dynamical Systems Model Of Presynaptic Serotonin Function: Genetic Variation, Brain Activation And Impulsivity, Scott F. Stoltenberg, Parthasarathi Nag

Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology

Despite more than a decade of empirical work on the role of genetic polymorphisms in the serotonin system on behavior, the details across levels of analysis are not well understood. We describe a mathematical model of the genetic control of presynaptic serotonergic function that is based on control theory, implemented using systems of differential equations, and focused on better characterizing pathways from genes to behavior. We present the results of model validation tests that include the comparison of simulation outcomes with empirical data on genetic effects on brain response to affective stimuli and on impulsivity. Patterns of simulated neural firing ...


Testosterone Fluctuations In Young Men: The Difference Between Interacting With Like And Not-Like Others, M. Catherine DeSoto, Robert T. Hitlan, Rory-Sean S. Deol, Derrick McAdams 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Testosterone Fluctuations In Young Men: The Difference Between Interacting With Like And Not-Like Others, M. Catherine Desoto, Robert T. Hitlan, Rory-Sean S. Deol, Derrick Mcadams

Faculty Publications

The current study investigated young men's testosterone level changes as a result of interacting with other men. Male participants (n = 84) were led to believe that a group they would be interacting with was either similar to them or not similar. The interaction was then one of two types: the other group members were inclusive, or the others excluded the participant during the group interaction. Participants provided saliva samples before and after the interaction. Results suggest that interacting with highly similar men increases circulating testosterone whereas interacting with highly dissimilar men actually lowers testosterone. The nature of the interaction ...


A Potent And Selective Inhibitor Of Cdc42 Gtpase, Zurab Surviladze, Anna Waller, J. Jacob Strouse, Cristian G. Bologa, Oleg Ursu, Virginia M. Salas, Genevieve K. Phillips, John F. Parkinson, Elsa Romero, Angela Wandinger-Ness, Larry A. Sklar, Chad E. Schroeder, Denise S. Simpson, Julica Nöth, Jenna Wang, Jennifer E. Golden, Jeffrey Aubé 2010 University of New Mexico

A Potent And Selective Inhibitor Of Cdc42 Gtpase, Zurab Surviladze, Anna Waller, J. Jacob Strouse, Cristian G. Bologa, Oleg Ursu, Virginia M. Salas, Genevieve K. Phillips, John F. Parkinson, Elsa Romero, Angela Wandinger-Ness, Larry A. Sklar, Chad E. Schroeder, Denise S. Simpson, Julica Nöth, Jenna Wang, Jennifer E. Golden, Jeffrey Aubé

Pharmacy Faculty Publications

Cdc42, a member of the Rho family of GTPases, has been shown to play a role in cell adhesion, cytoskeletal arrangement, phagocytosis and cell motility and migration, in addition to a host of other diverse biological processes. The function of Rho-family GTPases in disease pathogenesis has been well established and identification of small, cell permeable molecules that selectively and reversibly regulate Rho GTPases is of high scientific and potentially therapeutic interest. There has been limited success in identifying inhibitors that specifically interact with small Rho family GTPases. The identified probe, ML141 (CID-2950007), is demonstrated to be a potent, selective and ...


The Effects Of Whole Body Vibration On Bone Mineral Density For A Person With A Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Study, Ronald Davis, Charlotte Sanborn, David Nichols, David M. Bazett-Jones, Eric Dugan 2010 Texas Woman's University

The Effects Of Whole Body Vibration On Bone Mineral Density For A Person With A Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Study, Ronald Davis, Charlotte Sanborn, David Nichols, David M. Bazett-Jones, Eric Dugan

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Bone mineral density (BMD) loss is a medical concern for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Concerns related to osteoporosis have lead researchers to use various interventions to address BMD loss within this population. Whole body vibration (WBV) has been reported to improve BMD for postmenopausal women and suggested for SCI. The purpose of this case study was to identify the effects of WBV on BMD for an individual with SCI. There were three progressive phases (standing only, partial standing, and combined stand with vibration), each lasting 10 weeks. Using the least significant change calculation, significant positive changes in BMD ...


Early Psychosis Intervention In Oregon: Building A Positive Future For This Generation, Ryan P. Melton, Tamara Sale 2010 Portland State University

Early Psychosis Intervention In Oregon: Building A Positive Future For This Generation, Ryan P. Melton, Tamara Sale

Regional Research Institute

The article focuses on the importance of early Schizophrenia intervention.


An Online Calculator To Compute Phonotactic Probability And Neighborhood Density Based On Child Corpora Of Spoken American English, Holly L. Storkel, Jill R. Hoover 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

An Online Calculator To Compute Phonotactic Probability And Neighborhood Density Based On Child Corpora Of Spoken American English, Holly L. Storkel, Jill R. Hoover

Jill R. Hoover

An online calculator was developed (www.bncdnet.ku.edu/cml/info_ccc.vi) to compute phonotactic probability--the likelihood of occurrence of a sound sequence--and neighborhood density--the number of phonologically similar words--on the basis of child corpora of American English (Kolson, 1960; Moe, Hopkins, & Rush, 1982) and to compare its results to those of an adult calculator. Phonotactic probability and neighborhood density were computed for a set of 380 nouns (Fenson et al., 1993) using both the child and adult corpora. The child and adult raw values were significantly correlated. However, significant differences were detected. Specifically, child phonotactic probability was higher than ...


Differentiating The Effects Of Phonotactic Probability And Neighborhood Density On Vocabulary Comprehension And Production: A Comparison Of Preschool Children With Versus Without Phonological Delays, Holly L. Storkel, Junko Maekawa, Jill R. Hoover 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Differentiating The Effects Of Phonotactic Probability And Neighborhood Density On Vocabulary Comprehension And Production: A Comparison Of Preschool Children With Versus Without Phonological Delays, Holly L. Storkel, Junko Maekawa, Jill R. Hoover

Jill R. Hoover

The purpose of this study was to differentiate the effect of phonotactic probability from that of neighborhood density on a vocabulary probe administered to preschool children with or without a phonological delay.


Pharmacists' Rating Of Relevance Of Available Information In, Leonardo Roberto Torres 2010 University of Mississippi

Pharmacists' Rating Of Relevance Of Available Information In, Leonardo Roberto Torres

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Pharmacists are tasked with making decisions regarding the validity of prescriptions. Some have proposed factors that should be considered when evaluating a prescription's validity. Yet, there is little known about the decision process that pharmacists employ at the time of dispensing and what information pharmacists deem relevant in that decision-making process. Using an online survey instrument, a sample of community pharmacists were divided into three groups and presented with a prescription scenario. They were asked to rate the relevance of information, which is proposed to be appropriate and inappropriate, available at the time of dispensing. They were asked to ...


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