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Venous Thromboembolism Risk And Prophylaxis In Hospitalised Medically Ill Patients. The Endorse Global Survey., Jean-Francois Bergmann, Alexander T. Cohen, Victor F. Tapson, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Ajay K. Kakkar, Bruno Deslandes, Wei Huang, Frederick A. Anderson, ENDORSE Investigators 2010 Hôpital Lariboisière

Venous Thromboembolism Risk And Prophylaxis In Hospitalised Medically Ill Patients. The Endorse Global Survey., Jean-Francois Bergmann, Alexander T. Cohen, Victor F. Tapson, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Ajay K. Kakkar, Bruno Deslandes, Wei Huang, Frederick A. Anderson, Endorse Investigators

Clinical & Population Health Research

Limited data are available regarding the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and VTE prophylaxis use in hospitalised medically ill patients. We analysed data from the global ENDORSE survey to evaluate VTE risk and prophylaxis use in this population according to diagnosis, baseline characteristics, and country. Data on patient characteristics, VTE risk, and prophylaxis use were abstracted from hospital charts. VTE risk and prophylaxis use were evaluated according to the 2004 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines. Multivariable analysis was performed to identify factors associated with use of ACCP-recommended prophylaxis. Data were evaluated for 37,356 hospitalised medical patients across ...


Mental Health, Naturally: The Family Guide To Holistic Care For A Healthy Mind And Body, P. S. McMillen 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mental Health, Naturally: The Family Guide To Holistic Care For A Healthy Mind And Body, P. S. Mcmillen

Library Faculty Publications

Inspite of its rather intimidating size, this is a very readable book on the entire gamut of holistic approaches — everything from nutrition to magnets — for treating some of the most prevalent mental health issues.


Uconn School Of Medicine Dean's Newsletter, Spring 2010, Cato T. Laurencin 2010 University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dentistry

Uconn School Of Medicine Dean's Newsletter, Spring 2010, Cato T. Laurencin

Annual Reports - Education

In the mid-90’s, the UConn School of Medicine made several innovative changes to its curriculum that emphasized the development of clinical skills and problem-based learning. One of the hallmarks of the curriculum is the Student Continuity Practice, a program that places students as early as the first month of their first year, in community-based primary care offices. For the next three years, students spend time in that office, observing and learning the nuances and art of primary care medicine.

This is part of UConn’s overall strategy to prepare graduates for all facets of medicine, including primary care. Through ...


The Isleño Décima: Media And Memory In Spanish-Speaking South Louisiana, JEANNE GILLESPIE 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

The Isleño Décima: Media And Memory In Spanish-Speaking South Louisiana, Jeanne Gillespie

JEANNE GILLESPIE

From the early fifteenth century to the end of the eighteenth century, the Spanish colonial process involved the settling of vast tracks of land. From their first colonial experiment in the Canary Islands in 1402, the Spanish administration learned that it was sometimes more effective to import assimilated settlers from already established colonial possessions than to attempt massive conversion and cultural assimilation. To shore up the vast spaces of the northern Gulf Coast, particularly "West Florida" and eastern Texas, the Spanish governors sent for colonists including groups of Canary Islanders who settled outposts along the Red River, as well as ...


Scarf-Related Hangman's Fracture: A Case Report, Mun Keong Kwan 2010 SelectedWorks

Scarf-Related Hangman's Fracture: A Case Report, Mun Keong Kwan

Mun Keong Kwan

Background: Injury to the cervical spine due to a scarf-associated accident has not been reported in the literature. We present a case of a hangman's fracture in a 43-year-old woman that resulted from a scarf-related injury as a consequence of a motor vehicle accident. Purpose: To identify the mechanism of a scarf-related injury causing Hangman's fracture. Case Report: A 43-year-old woman was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She was wearing a scarf, which is a common clothing accessory for women in Malaysia. The scarf was violently torn off her head during the injury, causing a type I ...


Elaboración Y Validez Del Instrumento Para Medir Calidad De Vida En El Trabajo "Cvt-Gohisalo", Raquel González-Baltazar, Gustavo Hidalgo-Santacruz, José G. Salazar, María L. Preciado-Serrano 2010 University of Guadalajara

Elaboración Y Validez Del Instrumento Para Medir Calidad De Vida En El Trabajo "Cvt-Gohisalo", Raquel González-Baltazar, Gustavo Hidalgo-Santacruz, José G. Salazar, María L. Preciado-Serrano

José G. Salazar Estrada

This work presents an instrument developed by us, that measures the Quality of Life at the workplace in Mexican population, which underwent a process of content, constructo and criterion validation, guaranteeing psychometric properties that ensure an appropriate measuring of the concept in the population studied. The content validation was made by consultation to experts, according to the basic criteria of Moriyama. The constructo validation was carried out by means of factorial analysis and, the Goldberg’s General Health Questionnaire of 28 items was used for the criterion validation as an external criterion. The experts agreed on a global qualification higher ...


Early Neutralizing Igg Response To Chikungunya Virus In Infected Patients Targets A Dominant Linear Epitope On The E2 Glycoprotein, Chan Yoke Fun 2010 chanyf@ummc.edu.my

Early Neutralizing Igg Response To Chikungunya Virus In Infected Patients Targets A Dominant Linear Epitope On The E2 Glycoprotein, Chan Yoke Fun

Chan Yoke Fun

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and related arboviruses have been responsible for large epidemic outbreaks with serious economic and social impact. The immune mechanisms, which control viral multiplication and dissemination, are not yet known. Here, we studied the antibody response against the CHIKV surface antigens in infected patients. With plasma samples obtained during the early convalescent phase, we showed that the naturally-acquired IgG response is dominated by IgG3 antibodies specific mostly for a single linear epitope E2EP3. E2EP3 is located at the N-terminus of the E2 glycoprotein and prominently exposed on the viral envelope. E2EP3-specific antibodies are neutralizing and their removal from ...


The Core Circadian Gene Cryptochrome 2 Influences Breast Cancer Risk, Possibly By Mediating Hormone Signaling, Richard G. Stevens 2010 University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dentistry

The Core Circadian Gene Cryptochrome 2 Influences Breast Cancer Risk, Possibly By Mediating Hormone Signaling, Richard G. Stevens

UCHC Articles - Research

As transcriptional regulators, circadian genes have the potential to influence a variety of biological pathways, including many cancer-related processes. Cryptochrome 2 (CRY2) is essential for proper circadian timing, and is a key component of the circadian regulatory feedback loop. Here, we report findings from genetic, epigenetic, loss-of-function, and transcriptional profiling analyses of CRY2 in breast cancer. Six SNPs in CRY2 were identified for genotyping in a case-control population (N=441 cases and N=479 controls), and three SNPs (rs11038689, rs7123390, and rs1401417) were significantly associated with postmenopausal breast cancer risk, with significant effect modification by menopausal status (dominant model for ...


The Triumphant Tragedy Of King Lear, Erin Lamontagne 2010 Providence College

The Triumphant Tragedy Of King Lear, Erin Lamontagne

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

No abstract provided.


Investigating The Role Of P311 In The Hypertrophic Scar, Jianglin Tan, Xu Peng, Gaoxing Luo, Bing Ma, Chuan Cao, Weifeng He, Shunzong Yuan, Shirong Li, John A. Wilkins, Jun Wu 2010 Marshall University

Investigating The Role Of P311 In The Hypertrophic Scar, Jianglin Tan, Xu Peng, Gaoxing Luo, Bing Ma, Chuan Cao, Weifeng He, Shunzong Yuan, Shirong Li, John A. Wilkins, Jun Wu

MIIR Faculty Research

The mechanisms of hypertrophic scar formation are not fully understood. We previously screened the differentially expressed genes of human hypertrophic scar tissue and identified P311 gene as upregulated. As the activities of P311 in human fibroblast function are unknown, we examined the distribution of it and the effects of forced expression or silencing of expression of P311. P311 expression was detected in fibroblast-like cells from the hypertrophic scar of burn injury patients but not in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, epidermal cells or normal skin dermal cells. Transfection of fibroblasts with P311 gene stimulated the expression ...


Nmr Spectroscopy, Steven Windberg 2010 Olivet Nazarene University

Nmr Spectroscopy, Steven Windberg

Technology Essay Contest Winners

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is often described by chemists as one of the most useful pieces of equipment to have in the lab but can also be used in medicine. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses the same technology as NMR. MRI has proven to be monumental in the locating of tumors, lesions, and edemas. Current research with MRI seeks to provide researchers a noninvasive way to follow cellular metabolism and to locate tumors.


The Effect Of Arm Dominance On Specimen Integrity When Sampling Blood From Iv Catheters, Jay M. Andross 2010 St. John Fisher College

The Effect Of Arm Dominance On Specimen Integrity When Sampling Blood From Iv Catheters, Jay M. Andross

Nursing Masters

The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not arm dominance contributes to rates of hemolysis in blood samples that are drawn from intravenous catheters at the time of their initial placement. A quantitative, prospective, quasi-experimental design was used. Fifty-eight subjects were randomized to either the control group who had blood drawn through an IV catheter placed in their dominant arm or the experimental group for whom the non-dominant arm was selected. The Sarstedt Monovette collection system was used to obtain blood samples from the IV catheter. Overall, blood specimens demonstrated a very low rate of hemolysis. Only ...


Pilot Study On Pet Therapy And Quality Of Life, Kathy L. VanVoorhis 2010 St. John Fisher College

Pilot Study On Pet Therapy And Quality Of Life, Kathy L. Vanvoorhis

Nursing Masters

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of life (QOL) as an individual’s perception of his or her position in life in the context of their culture and value systems in relation to their goals and expectations. The goal of this pilot study was to determine how pet therapy can influence QOL of residents in assisted living facilities. To measure the anticipated change in QOL, each participant in the experimental group was required to complete the WHO Quality of Life brief questionnaire, WHOQOL-BREF, before the initiation of the pet therapy program and after the session, for a total of ...


Standardized Performance Measurement And Reporting In Emergency Departments (Eds), GW Urgent Matters Learning Network II 2010 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

Standardized Performance Measurement And Reporting In Emergency Departments (Eds), Gw Urgent Matters Learning Network Ii

Health Workforce Research Center Publications

The drive to maximize emergency department (ED) efficiency while also ensuring the quality of care they deliver has been the focus of experts in the United States for decades. Access to patient-centered and equitable emergency care is critical to a community, and EDs are the safety net that must provide that care whenever it is needed, to whomever needs it. A wellmanaged ED increases the quality and safety of patient care and strengthens the health care infrastructure.


Youth Health Coordinating Council Ward 8 Secret Health Clinic Shopper Report, The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools 2010 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

Youth Health Coordinating Council Ward 8 Secret Health Clinic Shopper Report, The Center For Health And Health Care In Schools

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Workforce Flexibility And The Costs And Outcomes Of Older Peoples Services, Susan Nancarrow, Pamela Enderby, Anna Moran, Simon Dixon, Stuart Parker, Michael Bradburn, Caroline Mitchell 2010 Southern Cross University

The Relationship Between Workforce Flexibility And The Costs And Outcomes Of Older Peoples Services, Susan Nancarrow, Pamela Enderby, Anna Moran, Simon Dixon, Stuart Parker, Michael Bradburn, Caroline Mitchell

Susan Nancarrow

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The Relationship Between Workforce Flexibility And The Costs And Outcomes Of Older Peoples' Services, Susan Nancarrow, Pamela M. Enderby, Anna Moran, Simon Dixon, Stuart Parker 2010 Southern Cross University

The Relationship Between Workforce Flexibility And The Costs And Outcomes Of Older Peoples' Services, Susan Nancarrow, Pamela M. Enderby, Anna Moran, Simon Dixon, Stuart Parker

Susan Nancarrow

No abstract provided.


Developing An Educational Module For Advanced Practice Nurses: The Screening And Management Of Postpartum Depression In Primary Care, Lynne Weiler 2010 St. John Fisher College

Developing An Educational Module For Advanced Practice Nurses: The Screening And Management Of Postpartum Depression In Primary Care, Lynne Weiler

Nursing Masters

Postpartum depression (PPD) is thought to affect 13% of new mothers. Yet it is believed that up to 50% of cases escape detection, resulting in a host of adverse sequelae for mother, infant and family. The current state of the science is promising, as advances in pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy have demonstrated PPD's amenability to treatment. However, expertise among providers appears to be deficient, as seen in survey results which portray most physicians and nurse practitioners largely ill-equipped to detect and deal with PPD. A rich opportunity to intervene exists, particularly within primary care settings, where suffering women may be ...


Workplace Screening & Brief Intervention: The Big (Brief Intervention Group) Initiative, Eric Goplerud, Tracy McPherson 2010 George Washington University

Workplace Screening & Brief Intervention: The Big (Brief Intervention Group) Initiative, Eric Goplerud, Tracy Mcpherson

Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy

No abstract provided.


Using A Self-Learning Module To Teach Nurses About Caring For Patients With Eating Disorders, Carrie Steinwachs 2010 St. John Fisher College

Using A Self-Learning Module To Teach Nurses About Caring For Patients With Eating Disorders, Carrie Steinwachs

Nursing Masters

Background: The rate of eating disorders is on a rise, especially in adolescents. Eating disorders are very serious and can cause detrimental health problems requiring hospitalizations. Due to the many complications associated with eating disorders, nurses who care for these patients should have proper training and education regarding the disease and its ‟ treatments. Purpose : The purpose of this study was to increase nurse‟s knowledge about caring for patients with eating disorders along with determining the effectiveness of using a self-learning module (SLM) as a teaching method. Methods: A pre and post-assessment test was used in this study. Participants completed ...


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