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Pediatric Success: A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking Skills To Test Taking, Beth Richardson, Susan Wade 2009 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Pediatric Success: A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking Skills To Test Taking, Beth Richardson, Susan Wade

Susan Wade

No abstract provided.


Vampire Island, Anastasia Tsaliki 2009 University of Athens (Greece) alumna, University of Durham (UK) alumna

Vampire Island, Anastasia Tsaliki

Anastasia Tsaliki

Participation in this documentary directed by Julian Thomas and produced by Electric Sky for History Channel International.

"The legend of blood sucking vampires has captured peoples’ imagination for generations. Mysterious tales of the undead rising from their coffins to terrorise the living and drain their blood are the stuff of horror movies and novels. But a crack team of archaeologists and forensic scientists have uncovered hard evidence for the existence of the legend – a legend that continues to haunt communities in the present day…"


Health Alliance For Prudent Prescribing, Yield And Use Of Antimicrobial Drugs In The Treatment Of Respiratory Tract Infections (Happy Audit), Lars Bjerrum, Anders Munck, Bente Gahrn-Hansen, Malene Hansen, Dorte Jarboel, Carl Llor, Josep Cots, Silvia Hernndez, Beatriz Lápez-Valcrcel, Antõia Pérez, Lidia Caballero, Walter von der Heyde, Ruta Radzeviviene, Arnoldas Jurgutis, Anatoliy Reutskiy, Elena Egorova, Eva Strandberg, Ingvar Ovhed, Sigvard Mölstad, Robert Vander Stichele, Ria Benkó, Vera Vlahović-Palčevski, Christos Lionis, Marit Rønning 2009 Cardiff University

Health Alliance For Prudent Prescribing, Yield And Use Of Antimicrobial Drugs In The Treatment Of Respiratory Tract Infections (Happy Audit), Lars Bjerrum, Anders Munck, Bente Gahrn-Hansen, Malene Hansen, Dorte Jarboel, Carl Llor, Josep Cots, Silvia Hernndez, Beatriz Lápez-Valcrcel, Antõia Pérez, Lidia Caballero, Walter Von Der Heyde, Ruta Radzeviviene, Arnoldas Jurgutis, Anatoliy Reutskiy, Elena Egorova, Eva Strandberg, Ingvar Ovhed, Sigvard Mölstad, Robert Vander Stichele, Ria Benkó, Vera Vlahović-Palčevski, Christos Lionis, Marit Rønning

Malene Hansen

Abstract. Background. Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics is considered to be the most important reason for development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. As antibiotic resistance may spread across borders, high prevalence countries may serve as a source of bacterial resistance for countries with a low prevalence. Therefore, bacterial resistance is an important issue with a potential serious impact on all countries. The majority of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are treated in general practice. Most infections are caused by virus and antibiotics are therefore unlikely to have any clinical benefit. Several intervention initiatives have been taken to reduce the inappropriate ...


Thyroid Neoplasia In Captive Raccoons (Procyon Lotor), Stephanie McCain, Matthew Allender, Mark Bohling, Edward Ramsay, Federica Morandi, Kim Newkirk 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Thyroid Neoplasia In Captive Raccoons (Procyon Lotor), Stephanie Mccain, Matthew Allender, Mark Bohling, Edward Ramsay, Federica Morandi, Kim Newkirk

Mark W. Bohling DVM, PhD

Two adult, spayed, female raccoons were diagnosed with thyroid neoplasia. One raccoon had a palpable, left-sided, nonfunctional thyroid adenocarcinoma which was treated with a thyroidectomy twice with local recurrence both times. After the second recurrence, pulmonary metastases were identified. A third thyroidectomy was performed, and a vascular access port was placed for administration of intravenous doxorubicin. The raccoon developed pancytopenia and became anorexic after chemotherapy, and the owner elected humane euthanasia. The second raccoon had nonpalpable, bilateral, functional follicular thyroid adenomatous hyperplasia and was treated with a right thyroidectomy and a partial left thyroidectomy, leaving behind the grossly normal portion ...


Manual Of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Karen Tobias 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Manual Of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Karen Tobias

Karen M. Tobias DVM, DACVS, College of Veterinary Medicine

No abstract provided.


Measurement Of C-Peptide Concentrations And Responses To Somatostatin, Glucose Infusion, And Insulin Resistance In Horses, Ferenc Toth, N Frank, Thomas Martin-Jimenez, Sarah Elliott, R Geor, R Boston 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Measurement Of C-Peptide Concentrations And Responses To Somatostatin, Glucose Infusion, And Insulin Resistance In Horses, Ferenc Toth, N Frank, Thomas Martin-Jimenez, Sarah Elliott, R Geor, R Boston

Ferenc Toth

REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Hyperinsulinaemia is detected in horses with insulin resistance (IR) and has previously been attributed to increased pancreatic insulin secretion. Connecting peptide (C-peptide) can be measured to assess pancreatic function because it is secreted in equimolar amounts with insulin and does not undergo hepatic clearance. HYPOTHESIS: A human double antibody radioimmunoassay (RIA) detects C-peptide in equine serum and concentrations would reflect responses to different stimuli and conditions. METHODS: A validation procedure was performed to assess the RIA. Six mature mares were selected and somatostatin administered i.v. as a primed continuous rate infusion, followed by 50 nmol ...


Soda Taxes, Soft Drink Consumption, And Children's Body Mass Index, Roland Sturm, L Powell, J Chriqui, F Chaloupka 2009 Rand Corporation

Soda Taxes, Soft Drink Consumption, And Children's Body Mass Index, Roland Sturm, L Powell, J Chriqui, F Chaloupka

Roland Sturm

No abstract provided.


Learning Fine-Grained And Category Information In Navigable Real-World Space, D Uttal, A Friedman, L Hand, C Warren 2009 University of Iowa

Learning Fine-Grained And Category Information In Navigable Real-World Space, D Uttal, A Friedman, L Hand, C Warren

Linda Liu Hand

No abstract provided.


Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. McInnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. Mcinnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg

Dr. Treena Orchard

The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with HIV testing among Aboriginal peoples in Canada who live off-reserve. Data were drawn for individuals aged 15–44 from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (2001), which represents a weighed sample of 520,493 Aboriginal men and women living off-reserve. Bivariable analysis and logistic regression were used to identify factors associated with individuals who had received an HIV test within the past year. In adjusted multivariable analysis, female gender, younger age, unemployment, contact with a family doctor or traditional healer within the past year, and “good” or “fair/poor” self-rated health ...


Medical Governance: Values, Expertise, And Interests In Organ Transplantation, David Weimer 2009 JBCA Friends

Medical Governance: Values, Expertise, And Interests In Organ Transplantation, David Weimer

David L Weimer

Medical governance works well when it engages professional expertise and advances appropriate values. To be effective, it must also accommodate conflicting interests. An alternative to traditional regulation is delegation to self-governing organizations of stakeholders. Medical Governance explores such delegation in the development of rules for the U.S. organ transplant system. It relates the conversion of the voluntary network of transplant centers to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), a private rulemaker. Detailed case studies of the evolution of rules for the supply and allocation of transplant organs— rules with literally life and death consequences—provide an empirical basis ...


Bayesian Spatial Modeling Of Disease Risk In Relation To Multivariate Environmental Risk Fields, Ji-in Kim, Andrew Lawson, Suzanne McDermott, C. Marjorie Aelion 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Bayesian Spatial Modeling Of Disease Risk In Relation To Multivariate Environmental Risk Fields, Ji-In Kim, Andrew Lawson, Suzanne Mcdermott, C. Marjorie Aelion

C. Marjorie Aelion

The relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals during pregnancy and early childhood development is an important issue which has a spatial risk component. In this context, we have examined mental retardation and developmental delay (MRDD) outcome measures for children in a Medicaid population in South Carolina and sampled measures of soil chemistry (e.g. As, Hg, etc.) on a network of sites which are misaligned to the outcome residential addresses during pregnancy. The true chemical concentration at the residential addresses is not observed directly and must be interpolated from soil samples. In this study, we have developed a Bayesian joint ...


Diminishing Availability Of Publicly Funded Slots For Antiretroviral Initiation Among Hiv-Infected Art-Eligible Patients In Uganda, Elvin Geng 2009 University of California, San Francisco

Diminishing Availability Of Publicly Funded Slots For Antiretroviral Initiation Among Hiv-Infected Art-Eligible Patients In Uganda, Elvin Geng

Elvin H Geng

No abstract provided.


Tracking A Sample Of Patients Lost To Follow-Up Has A Major Impact On Understanding Determinants Of Survival In Hiv-Infected Patients On Antiretroviral Therapy In Africa, Elvin Geng 2009 University of California, San Francisco

Tracking A Sample Of Patients Lost To Follow-Up Has A Major Impact On Understanding Determinants Of Survival In Hiv-Infected Patients On Antiretroviral Therapy In Africa, Elvin Geng

Elvin H Geng

No abstract provided.


A Prospective Study Of Concussion Education In 2 Junior Ice Hockey Teams: Implications For Sports Concussion Education, Paul Echlin, Andrew Johnson, Suzanne Riverin, Charles Tator, Robert Cantu, Michael Cusimano, Jack Taunton, Ross Upshur, Craig Hall, Lorie Forwell, Elaine Skopelja 2009 The University of Western Ontario

A Prospective Study Of Concussion Education In 2 Junior Ice Hockey Teams: Implications For Sports Concussion Education, Paul Echlin, Andrew Johnson, Suzanne Riverin, Charles Tator, Robert Cantu, Michael Cusimano, Jack Taunton, Ross Upshur, Craig Hall, Lorie Forwell, Elaine Skopelja

Andrew M. Johnson

No abstract provided.


Workers On The Margin: Who Drops Health Coverage When Prices Rise?, Edward Okeke, Richard Hirth, Kyle Grazier 2009 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Workers On The Margin: Who Drops Health Coverage When Prices Rise?, Edward Okeke, Richard Hirth, Kyle Grazier

Edward Okeke

We revisit the question of price elasticity of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) take-up by directly examining changes in the take-up of ESI at a large firm in response to exogenous changes in employee premium contributions. We find that, on average, a 10% increase in the employee’s out-of-pocket premium increases the probability of dropping coverage by approximately 1%. More importantly, we find heterogeneous impacts: married workers are much more price-sensitive than single employees, and lower-paid workers are disproportionately more likely to drop coverage than higher-paid workers. Elasticity estimates for employees below the 25th percentile of salary distribution in our sample are ...


Insert Discourse: Rectal Douching Among Young Hiv-Positive And Hiv-Negative Gay Men In Vancouver, Canada, A. Schilder, Treena Orchard, C. Buchner, S. Strathdee, R. Hogg 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Insert Discourse: Rectal Douching Among Young Hiv-Positive And Hiv-Negative Gay Men In Vancouver, Canada, A. Schilder, Treena Orchard, C. Buchner, S. Strathdee, R. Hogg

Dr. Treena Orchard

Douching is a common practice among certain groups of women and MSM, and it is conducted for the purpose of cleanliness as part of bodily hygiene maintenance. Although there has been considerable research about female vaginal douching, understandings of rectal douching (RD) for MSM are limited. In the epidemiological and medical literature, RD is presented as a behaviour that removes beneficial bacteria and the surface epithelium layer of the colon, which can, potentially, increase the risk of HIV transmission in MSM. The paucity of research on male douching practices is curious given the primacy of anal sex in HIV prevention ...


Cyanines As New Fluorescent Probes For Dna Detection And Two-Photon Excited Bioimaging, X.J. Feng, P.L. Wu, F Bloze, H.W. Leung, K.F. Li, N.K. Mak, D.W. Kwong, J.F. Nicoud, K.W. Cheah, M.S. Wong 2009 Hong Kong Baptist University

Cyanines As New Fluorescent Probes For Dna Detection And Two-Photon Excited Bioimaging, X.J. Feng, P.L. Wu, F Bloze, H.W. Leung, K.F. Li, N.K. Mak, D.W. Kwong, J.F. Nicoud, K.W. Cheah, M.S. Wong

Professor MAK, Nai Ki

No abstract provided.


Responsive And Mitochondria-Specific Ruthenium (Ii) Complex For Dual In Vitro Applications: Two-Photon (Near-Infrared) Induced Imaging And Regioselective Cell Killing, H Ke, H Wang, W.K. Wong, N.K. Mak, D.W. Kwong, K.L. Wong, H.L. Tam 2009 Hong Kong Baptist University

Responsive And Mitochondria-Specific Ruthenium (Ii) Complex For Dual In Vitro Applications: Two-Photon (Near-Infrared) Induced Imaging And Regioselective Cell Killing, H Ke, H Wang, W.K. Wong, N.K. Mak, D.W. Kwong, K.L. Wong, H.L. Tam

Professor MAK, Nai Ki

No abstract provided.


In Vitro Anti-Proliferative Activity Of Alcoholic Stem Extract Of Coscinium Fenestratum In Human Colorectal Cancer Cells, P Rojsanga, M Sukthankar, C Krisanapun, W Gritsanapan, D Lawson, Seung Baek 2009 The University of Tennessee

In Vitro Anti-Proliferative Activity Of Alcoholic Stem Extract Of Coscinium Fenestratum In Human Colorectal Cancer Cells, P Rojsanga, M Sukthankar, C Krisanapun, W Gritsanapan, D Lawson, Seung Baek

Seung J Baek

Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr. is traditionally used for the treatment of cancer, arthritis and diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study was to determine the molecular mechanisms by which this plant shows beneficial effects. An 80% ethanolic extract of C. fenestratum (80ET) was separated by its polarity into dichloromethane (DCM) and aqueous fractions (WF), and the anti-proliferative effects of 80ET, DCM and WF were investigated. Berberine, one of the major components of C. fenestratum, was used as a control. The 80ET, DCM, WF and berberine showed anti-proliferative activity as assessed by cell growth assay. Subsequently, the pro-apoptotic proteins NAG-1 and ...


Apparent Dual Reciprocal Fatal Trauma In Two Raptors, S Boone, Richard Gerhold Jr., M Keel 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Apparent Dual Reciprocal Fatal Trauma In Two Raptors, S Boone, Richard Gerhold Jr., M Keel

Richard W. Gerhold Jr., DVM, MS, PhD

No abstract provided.


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