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Infectious Salmon Anemia, Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public Health 2010 Iowa State University

Infectious Salmon Anemia, Iowa State University Center For Food Security And Public Health

Center for Food Security and Public Health Technical Factsheets

Infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is one of the most important viral diseases of farmed Atlantic salmon. This highly contagious disease can be insidious, with an initially low mortality rate; however, the cumulative mortality can sometimes exceed 90% if the disease remains unchecked. Infectious salmon anemia was first described in Norway in 1984, and it continues to be a problem in that country despite control measures. Since the late 1990s, outbreaks have also been reported in other locations. This disease devastated the salmon industry of the Faroe Islands in 2000, and an epizootic in Scotland in 1998-1999 cost an estimated $32 ...


Residential Tree Trimmers Killed While Working, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center 2010 University of Kentucky

Residential Tree Trimmers Killed While Working, Kentucky Injury Prevention And Research Center

Kentucky Haz Alerts--Falls

To prevent tree trimmer injuries:

  • Tree trimming or cutting should not be performed without appropriate safety training.
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn at all times while removing trees.
  • All trees and limbs should be inspected for structural weakness before work commences.
  • Safe work procedures should be used for climbing, felling, topping, and pruning trees.
  • A jobsite hazard assessment should be performed to identify hazards so that hazards can be controlled for.


Correlation Of Measures Of Psychotherapy Competency In Psychiatry Residents, Julia Matthews-Bellinger, Sheldon Benjamin, Mohit Chauhan, Mary L. Zanetti 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Correlation Of Measures Of Psychotherapy Competency In Psychiatry Residents, Julia Matthews-Bellinger, Sheldon Benjamin, Mohit Chauhan, Mary L. Zanetti

Psychiatry Publications

This current study had two goals: 1. To examine the changes in various performance measures
as residents progress through psychotherapy training
2. To explore correlations among various measures of psychotherapy
competence Conclusions:

  • Resident self-assessment does not appear to reflect competence
    as assessed by supervisors, or knowledge as assessed by objective
    tests.
  • Global supervisor evaluations do not appear to reliably measure
    competence.
  • Standardized supervisor assessment instruments are needed.
  • Further work is needed to develop reliable, valid measures of
    competency.


Fluid Consumption And Sweating In National Football League And Collegiate Football Players With Different Access To Fluids During Practice, Sandra Fowkes-Godek, Arthur R. Bartolozzi, Chris Peduzzi, Scott Heinerichs, Eugene Garvin, Eric Sugarman, Richard Burkholder 2010 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Fluid Consumption And Sweating In National Football League And Collegiate Football Players With Different Access To Fluids During Practice, Sandra Fowkes-Godek, Arthur R. Bartolozzi, Chris Peduzzi, Scott Heinerichs, Eugene Garvin, Eric Sugarman, Richard Burkholder

Sports Medicine Faculty Publication

No abstract provided.


Can Urethral Retroresistance Pressures Predict Midurethral Sling Outcomes?, Patrick J. Culligan, Jennifer Lewis-Priestley, Linda Blackwell, Susan B. Tate 2010 Atlantic Health

Can Urethral Retroresistance Pressures Predict Midurethral Sling Outcomes?, Patrick J. Culligan, Jennifer Lewis-Priestley, Linda Blackwell, Susan B. Tate

Faculty Publications

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether preoperative urethral resistance pressure (URP) measurements could predict success or failure of a tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) sling.

METHODS: Subjects came from a previously published study comparing URP measurements to a validated urinary incontinence symptom survey (UISS). We contacted patients from that study to determine whether they had subsequently undergone TVT surgery. Within that cohort, we determined the “current” (i.e., postoperative) UISS and Sandvik urinary incontinence severity score. Success of a TVT sling in this group was defined in 4 ways: (1) postoperative UISS score < 3, (2) postoperative UISS score < 75% of the preoperative score, (3) postoperative Sandvik score < 6, and (4) postoperative Sandvik score < 2. These definitions of “success” were compared across demographic and treatment variables using the Student’s t test, ANOVA, χ 2 and ROC curves.

RESULTS: We contacted 69 women who had in fact received ...


Analysis Of Protease Treatment-Associated Mutations In A Group Of Hiv-1 Subtype F Infected Individuals With Two Sequences Obtained In Different Time Points, Márcia Perez Resende Oliveros, Clarice Gameiro da Fonseca Pachi, Jorge Futoshi Yamamoto, Elizabeth Cavalieri, Maria Cecilia Araripe Sucupira, Luis Fernandez Lopez 2010 University of São Paulo

Analysis Of Protease Treatment-Associated Mutations In A Group Of Hiv-1 Subtype F Infected Individuals With Two Sequences Obtained In Different Time Points, Márcia Perez Resende Oliveros, Clarice Gameiro Da Fonseca Pachi, Jorge Futoshi Yamamoto, Elizabeth Cavalieri, Maria Cecilia Araripe Sucupira, Luis Fernandez Lopez

Center for Internet Augmented Research & Assessment (Ciara)

No abstract provided.


Umms Student Perspectives On Small Group Teaching, Diana Robillard, Laura Spring 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Umms Student Perspectives On Small Group Teaching, Diana Robillard, Laura Spring

Student Perspectives on Effective Teaching

Provides small group facilitators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with clear, vibrant, concrete student perspectives on effective practices for conducting small groups, as developed in a student-run focus group. Includes an executive summary.


Umms Student Perspectives On Course Structure, Joel Bradley, Andrew Walls 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Umms Student Perspectives On Course Structure, Joel Bradley, Andrew Walls

Student Perspectives on Effective Teaching

Provides course directors at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with clear, vibrant, concrete student perspectives on effective practices for conducting courses, as developed in a student-run focus group. Includes an executive summary.


Umms Student Perspectives On Lecturing, Andrew Walls, Joel Bradley 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Umms Student Perspectives On Lecturing, Andrew Walls, Joel Bradley

Student Perspectives on Effective Teaching

Provides lecturing faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with clear, vibrant, concrete student perspectives on effective practices for conducting lectures, as developed in a student-run focus group. Includes an executive summary.


A Critical Thinking Approach Increases Offerings Of Dark Green Leafy, Yellow / Orange, Cruciferous Vegetables, And Tomatoes In The Diets Of Low-Income Children, Ingrid K. Richards Adams, Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus, Suzanne Hendrich 2010 University of Kentucky

A Critical Thinking Approach Increases Offerings Of Dark Green Leafy, Yellow / Orange, Cruciferous Vegetables, And Tomatoes In The Diets Of Low-Income Children, Ingrid K. Richards Adams, Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus, Suzanne Hendrich

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

To evaluate the effectiveness of a critical thinking (CT) educational approach for Head Start parents in increasing offerings of dark green leafy, yellow/orange, cruciferous vegetables, tomatoes (specific vegetables), in their children’s diets. A two-group (experimental, control) randomized, pretest-posttest design was used. The experimental group participated in two 45-minute sessions on vegetables based on the CT approach. A CT definition, model, curriculum and lesson plans were developed. Significant differences were found between the experimental and control groups in mean posttest scores for vegetable knowledge 3.72 (SE 0.26) and 2.99 (SE 0.26), for critical thinking 2 ...


Qrs Duration And Echocardiographic Evidence Of Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony In Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction., Hafeez Ahmed, Javed Majid Tai, Sohail Abrar Khan, Muniza Yousuf 2010 Aga Khan University

Qrs Duration And Echocardiographic Evidence Of Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony In Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction., Hafeez Ahmed, Javed Majid Tai, Sohail Abrar Khan, Muniza Yousuf

Department of Medicine

Objective: To determine the association between left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony assessed by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 35% and prolonged ventricular depolarization on electrocardiography.

Study Design: A cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: The Aga Khan University, Karachi, from June to September 2007.

Methodology: All patients with LVEF < 35% were included. Apical 2-D images were obtained in 4 chamber and 2 chamber views. TDI pulse wave Doppler parameters were measured from these 2 color-coded images. Time interval between the onset of QRS complex and the peak systolic velocity per region was derived. Patients with valvular heart disease, mitral annular calcification, atrial fibrillation and paced rhythm were excluded. Fischer’s exact test was used to determine the association between QRS duration and left ventricular dyssynchrony.

Results: A total of 60 patients were included. Twenty one patients had QRS duration of > 120 msec. Out of those 21 patients, a total of 6 patients (28.6%) had evidence of dyssynchrony on TDI. Five patients (23.8%) had dyssynchrony on the basis of basal septal and basal lateral velocity ...


Tips And Tricks For The Trauma Patient., Anthony D Goei, Brian H Ching, Mark W Meyermann, Timothy Nunez, David Sacks 2010 Reading Hospital

Tips And Tricks For The Trauma Patient., Anthony D Goei, Brian H Ching, Mark W Meyermann, Timothy Nunez, David Sacks

Reading Hospital Interventional Radiology

Interventions on the trauma patient are an essential component of the complete scope of care that is provided to the multiply injured patient today. The active participation by the interventional radiologist along the entire spectrum of clinical care is very important to optimize patient outcomes. Suggestions on how to establish a clinical presence are presented. A few of the newer concepts and terminology applicable to trauma care are reviewed. Tips useful in the trauma room, in the interventional radiology suite, and during the postprocedural period are discussed.


Qrs Duration And Echocardiographic Evidence Of Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony In Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Hafeez Ahmed, Javed Majid Tai, Sohail Abrar Khan, Muniza Yousuf 2010 Aga Khan University

Qrs Duration And Echocardiographic Evidence Of Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony In Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Hafeez Ahmed, Javed Majid Tai, Sohail Abrar Khan, Muniza Yousuf

Section of Cardiology

OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony assessed by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 35% and prolonged ventricular depolarization on electrocardiography.

STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study.

PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Aga Khan University, Karachi, from June to September 2007.

METHODOLOGY: All patients with LVEF < 35% were included. Apical 2-D images were obtained in 4 chamber and 2 chamber views. TDI pulse wave Doppler parameters were measured from these 2 color-coded images. Time interval between the onset of QRS complex and the peak systolic velocity per region was derived. Patients with valvular heart disease, mitral annular calcification, atrial fibrillation and paced rhythm were excluded. Fischer's exact test was used to determine the association between QRS duration and left ventricular dyssynchrony.

RESULTS: A total of 60 patients were included. Twenty one patients had QRS duration of > 120 msec. Out of those 21 patients, a total of 6 patients (28.6%) had evidence of dyssynchrony on TDI. Five patients (23.8%) had dyssynchrony on the basis of basal septal and basal lateral velocity ...


The Influence Of Cultural Orientation, Alcohol Expectancies, And Self-Efficacy On Adolescent Drinking Behavior In China, Duane F. Shell, Ian M. Newman, Xiaoyi Fang 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Influence Of Cultural Orientation, Alcohol Expectancies, And Self-Efficacy On Adolescent Drinking Behavior In China, Duane F. Shell, Ian M. Newman, Xiaoyi Fang

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Objective: We hypothesized that the drinking behavior of adolescents in China is influenced by expectancies and self-efficacy and that adolescents’ cultural orientation towards western versus traditional Chinese values influences expectancies, self-efficacy and drinking behavior, with western values leading to more dysfunctional patterns of beliefs and drinking, and that these beliefs are influenced by students’ gender and school environment. Methods: A total of 1020 high school students from Beijing completed the Chinese Adolescent Alcohol Expectancy, the Chinese Cultural Orientation and the Chinese Self-regulation Self-efficacy questionnaires. Results: Results generally confirmed our hypotheses. Higher negative expectancies and higher self-efficacy reduced the likelihood of ...


4 Part Research Project: Cholecystokinin, Marcie Tasker 2010 Johnson & Wales University - Providence

4 Part Research Project: Cholecystokinin, Marcie Tasker

Academic Symposium of Undergraduate Scholarship

This 4 part research paper contains information on the biological molecule Cholecystokinin. The following research discusses and presents evidence of the name, history and structure of the hormone. It also discusses the different chemical reactions Cholecystokinin has in the body, the biological roles of Cholecystokinin and the importance of Cholecystokinin focusing specifically on the unexplained obesity issue of our world.


Public Safety Officer Emotional Health: Addressing The Silent Killer, Richard C. Lumb, Ronald L. Breazeale, Paula J. Lumb, Gary Metz 2010 The College at Brockport

Public Safety Officer Emotional Health: Addressing The Silent Killer, Richard C. Lumb, Ronald L. Breazeale, Paula J. Lumb, Gary Metz

Health Science Faculty Publications

This article focuses on the accumulation of stress and adversity that public safety officer’s experience when carrying out their respective duties. We focus on providing strategies to help officers reduce the impact of danger, adversity, trauma, stress and confronting abnormal situations that may have a deleterious effect on the officer’s health and well-being.


Workers Killed While Working With Forklifts, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center 2010 University of Kentucky

Workers Killed While Working With Forklifts, Kentucky Injury Prevention And Research Center

Kentucky Haz Alerts--Other

To prevent forklift injuries:

  • Do not operate a forklift without being certified and trained.
  • Forklift operators should wear their safety belts.
  • Do not jump from an overturning forklift. Keep your body inside the forklift frame. Ride it out and lean in the opposite direction of the overturn.
  • Do not place yourself between two forklifts.
  • Do not handle loads that are heavier than the load capacity of the forklift.
  • Make sure that the travel path of the forklift is clear from the floor to the height of the load being moved.
  • Do not step on elevated loads.
  • It is a violation ...


The Utility Of Modified Butler-Leggett Criteria For Right Ventricular Hypertrophy In Detection Of Clinically Significant Shunt Ratio In Ostium Secundum-Type Atrial Septal Defect In Adults, Adeel M. Siddiqui, Zainab Samad, Nina Hakacova, James Kinsella, Cary Ward, Michael White, Anna Lisa C. Crowley, Galen S. Wagner, J. Kevin Harrison 2010 Aga Khan University

The Utility Of Modified Butler-Leggett Criteria For Right Ventricular Hypertrophy In Detection Of Clinically Significant Shunt Ratio In Ostium Secundum-Type Atrial Septal Defect In Adults, Adeel M. Siddiqui, Zainab Samad, Nina Hakacova, James Kinsella, Cary Ward, Michael White, Anna Lisa C. Crowley, Galen S. Wagner, J. Kevin Harrison

Section of Cardiology

Background: This study was performed to test the hypothesis that there exists a correlation between the Butler-Leggett (BL) criterion for right ventricular hypertrophy on the electrocardiogram and the Qp/Qs shunt ratio in adults with ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs).

Methods: Demographic, cardiac catheterization, ASD closure, and electrocardiographic data were acquired on 70 patients with secundum ASDs closed percutaneously. Simple linear regression and logistic regression models were created to test the hypothesis.

Results: The mean Qp/Qs ratio and BL criterion value were 1.61 +/- 0.46 and 0.11 +/- 0.41, respectively. The BL criterion values correlated with ...


Falls In The Community Dwelling Elderly With A History Of Cancer, Sandra L. Spoelstra, Barbara Given, Alexander von Eye, Charles W. Given 2010 Grand Valley State University

Falls In The Community Dwelling Elderly With A History Of Cancer, Sandra L. Spoelstra, Barbara Given, Alexander Von Eye, Charles W. Given

Peer Reviewed Articles

BACKGROUND: Falls place older adults at risk for injuries, resulting in functional decline, hospitalization, institutionalization, higher healthcare costs, and decreased quality of life.

OBJECTIVE: This study examined community-dwelling elderly to identify if individuals with a history of cancer fall at a higher rate than those without cancer, and if the occurrence of falls was influenced by individual characteristics, symptoms, or function.

METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study, in 2007, examining 7,448 community-dwelling elderly 65 years or older in a state in the Midwest. Fallers were identified based on a diagnosis of cancer, age, sex, race and ethnicity, poor ...


The Reflect Statement: Reporting Guidelines For Randomized Controlled Trials In Livestock And Food Safety: Explanation And Elaboration, Jan M. Sargeant, Annette M. O'Connor, I. A. Gardner, James S. Dickson, Mary E. Torrence, Ian R. Dohoo, Sandra L. Lefebvre, Paul S. Morley, Alejandro Ramirez, Kate Snedeker 2010 University of Guelph

The Reflect Statement: Reporting Guidelines For Randomized Controlled Trials In Livestock And Food Safety: Explanation And Elaboration, Jan M. Sargeant, Annette M. O'Connor, I. A. Gardner, James S. Dickson, Mary E. Torrence, Ian R. Dohoo, Sandra L. Lefebvre, Paul S. Morley, Alejandro Ramirez, Kate Snedeker

Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Publications

Concerns about the completeness and accuracy of reporting of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and the impact of poor reporting on decision making have been documented in the medical field over the past several decades. Experience from RCTs in human medicine would suggest that failure to report critical trial features can be associated with biased estimated effect measures, and there is evidence to suggest that similar biases occur in RCTs conducted in livestock populations. In response to these concerns, standardized guidelines for reporting RCTs were developed and implemented in human medicine. The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement was first ...


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