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Iowa School Finance Equity: A Value-Critical Policy Analysis, Christopher Allen Peckover 2010 University of Iowa

Iowa School Finance Equity: A Value-Critical Policy Analysis, Christopher Allen Peckover

Theses and Dissertations

A value critical policy analysis of school finance equity. This study examines Iowa's school finance equity as it relates to school district tax rates and per pupil general fund revenue.


Nanda-I, Noc, And Nic Linkages In Nursing Care Plans For Hospitalized Patients With Congestive Heart Failure, Hye Jin Park 2010 University of Iowa

Nanda-I, Noc, And Nic Linkages In Nursing Care Plans For Hospitalized Patients With Congestive Heart Failure, Hye Jin Park

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to identify NANDA-I, NOC, and NIC linkages based on a clinical reasoning model to capture accurate nursing care plans for patients with Congestive Heart Failure. A retrospective descriptive design was used to address the research questions. Data were obtained from the records of patients discharged for one year with the medical diagnoses of CHF (DRG 127) from an Iowa community hospital. A total of 272 inpatient records were analyzed to describe the frequency and percentage of NANDA-I diagnosis, NIC interventions, and NOC outcomes for patients with CHF. The top ten NANDA-I diagnoses associated with ...


Adolescent Co-Occurring Disorders: Factors Related To Mental Health Problems Among Substance Using Adolescents, Amanda Rose Reedy 2010 University of Iowa

Adolescent Co-Occurring Disorders: Factors Related To Mental Health Problems Among Substance Using Adolescents, Amanda Rose Reedy

Theses and Dissertations

Substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health disorders are often thought of as completely separate problems even though these disorders commonly co-occur. Among adolescents who seek treatment for substance use problems, co-occurring mental health problems (MHP) are common. This is concerning because co-occurring disorders among adults have been associated with more severe MHPs, relapsing to substance use sooner, being less likely to maintain abstinence, and other problems. Despite the awareness that co-occurring disorders are problematic for adolescents, few studies have been conducted to understand these problems with an adolescent sample.

The purpose of this study was to understand if factors ...


Word Learning Processes In Children With Cochlear Implants, Elizabeth Ann Walker 2010 University of Iowa

Word Learning Processes In Children With Cochlear Implants, Elizabeth Ann Walker

Theses and Dissertations

Children with cochlear implants (CIs) typically have smaller lexicons in relation to their same-age hearing peers. There is also evidence that children with CIs show slower rates of vocabulary growth compared to hearing children. To understand why children with CIs have smaller vocabularies, we proposed to investigate their word learning process and determine how it compares to children with normal hearing. The present study explores multiple aspects of word learning - acquisition, extension, and retention - to better inform us about the real-world process of lexical acquisition in children with CIs.

We evaluated 24 children with cochlear implants, 24 children with normal ...


Population Pharmacokinetics Of Pyronaridine In The Treatment Of Malaria, Thitima Wattanavijitkul 2010 University of Iowa

Population Pharmacokinetics Of Pyronaridine In The Treatment Of Malaria, Thitima Wattanavijitkul

Theses and Dissertations

A novel pyronaridine-artesunate (PA) combination is being developed as a 3:1 fixed ratio oral combination against P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria. Pyronaridine (PYR) has been used on a limited basis as monotherapy to treat malaria in some provinces in China since 1970, and there are minimal published data on pharmacokinetics of PYR in humans.

In this thesis, the population pharmacokinetics (PPKs) of PYR is studied in different populations. In Chapter II, we develop a PPKs model in 91 healthy subjects participating in a Phase I study of PA. In addition, data from two Phase II and four Phase ...


Incidence Of And Risk Factors For Community-Associated Clostridium Difficile Infection, Jennifer Lee Kuntz 2010 University of Iowa

Incidence Of And Risk Factors For Community-Associated Clostridium Difficile Infection, Jennifer Lee Kuntz

Theses and Dissertations

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of hospital-acquired infectious diarrhea in the United States. Although C. difficile is widely-recognized as a pathogen among hospitalized populations, CDI has emerged in the community setting but is under-diagnosed. This study sought to increase knowledge about the incidence of, risk factors for, and outcomes associated with community-associated CDI (CA-CDI).

A retrospective nested case-control study was conducted using insurance claims data from the Wellmark Data Repository for the time period between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2007. Persons with CDI were identified and were classified as community-associated CDI and hospital-acquired CDI ...


Dental Modification: An Anthropological Perspective, Danielle M. Barnes 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Dental Modification: An Anthropological Perspective, Danielle M. Barnes

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Hospital Quality Of Care And Patient Satisfaction As A Function Of Physician Membership On Boards Of Directors, Austin W. Whitaker 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Hospital Quality Of Care And Patient Satisfaction As A Function Of Physician Membership On Boards Of Directors, Austin W. Whitaker

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Techniques For Determining Efficacy Of Different Anti-Coccidia Drugs On The Growth And Development Of The Camelid Parasite, Eimeria Macusaniensis, In Cell Cultures, Daniel Houlihan 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Techniques For Determining Efficacy Of Different Anti-Coccidia Drugs On The Growth And Development Of The Camelid Parasite, Eimeria Macusaniensis, In Cell Cultures, Daniel Houlihan

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Prenatal Care Of Hispanic Mothers, Craig A. Bleakney 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Prenatal Care Of Hispanic Mothers, Craig A. Bleakney

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


A Policy Analysis Of The Nursing Shortage In Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries, Julia Twining 2010 Rhode Island College

A Policy Analysis Of The Nursing Shortage In Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries, Julia Twining

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

This paper will begin with a comprehensive literature review of the nursing shortage in the sub-Saharan African region. The global nursing crisis is explored with a focus on the economics of nursing, challenges presented by the nursing shortage, interventions to increase nursing capacity, and partnerships that have been implemented to achieve this goal. The nursing shortage in selected sub-Saharan African countries is analyzed from a policy perspective using Fawcett and Russell’s Conceptual Model of Nursing and Health Policy (2005). Then, McLaughlin and McLaughlin's Policy Analysis Process (2008) is used to identify, analyze, evaluate, and make recommendations to create ...


Medical Education Digest, Vol. 12 No. 3 (May/June 2010), Nova Southeastern University 2010 Nova Southeastern University

Medical Education Digest, Vol. 12 No. 3 (May/June 2010), Nova Southeastern University

Medical Education Digest

No abstract provided.


Latin America And The Caribbean: Assessment Of The Advances In Public Health For The Achievement Of The Millennium Development Goals, Amal K. Mitra, Gisela Rodriguez-Fernandez 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

Latin America And The Caribbean: Assessment Of The Advances In Public Health For The Achievement Of The Millennium Development Goals, Amal K. Mitra, Gisela Rodriguez-Fernandez

Faculty Publications

To improve health and economy of the world population, the United Nations has set up eight international goals, known as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), that 192 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. The goals include: (1) eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; (2) achieving universal primary education; (3) promoting gender equality; (4) reducing child mortality; (5) improving maternal health; (6) combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; (7) ensuring environmental sustainability; and (8) developing a global partnership for development. Having been in the midway from the 2015 deadline, the ...


Mysticism And Mystery Moves: An Examination Of Flow Theory, John Michael Trembley 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Mysticism And Mystery Moves: An Examination Of Flow Theory, John Michael Trembley

Masters Theses

This study takes a phenomenological approach to squirt kayaking. It looks to examine mystical states of consciousness, as defined by William James, and flow theory, as defined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and focuses on what these experiences mean for participants of the squirt kayaking community. The study poses three research questions. (1) Do squirt kayakers experience mystical states of consciousness through squirt kayaking, and what does this experience mean? (2) Do squirt kayakers experience flow states of consciousness through squirt kayaking, and how was this experienced? (3) What is the mystery zombie or the mystery trance state, and how is it ...


Dialysis Communication Record, Paul Howells RN,BSN,MBA,CNN, Susann R. Groller RN, BSN, MBA 2010 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Dialysis Communication Record, Paul Howells Rn,Bsn,Mba,Cnn, Susann R. Groller Rn, Bsn, Mba

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


An Updated History Of The Teratology Society., Thomas H Shepard, Mason Barr, Robert L Brent, Andrew Hendrickx, Devendra Kochhar, Godfrey Oakley, William J Scott, John M Rogers 2010 University of Washington

An Updated History Of The Teratology Society., Thomas H Shepard, Mason Barr, Robert L Brent, Andrew Hendrickx, Devendra Kochhar, Godfrey Oakley, William J Scott, John M Rogers

Department of Pediatrics Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: The 49-year history of the Teratology Society is reviewed. An abbreviated history is outlined in table form, with listings of the Warkany Lectures, the Continuing Education Courses, and officers of the society. The original article was updated to include the years 2000 to 2010.

METHODS: A year-by-year description of the events is given, including the scientific and social content of the annual meetings and changes in the business of the society, in many cases using comments from the past presidents. The valuable and unique diversity of the members is discussed and illustrated, presenting the disciplines and main research areas ...


Endoscopic Repair Of High-Flow Cranial Base Defects Using A Bilayer Button., Adam J. Luginbuhl, Peter G. Campbell, James Evans, Marc Rosen 2010 Thomas Jefferson University

Endoscopic Repair Of High-Flow Cranial Base Defects Using A Bilayer Button., Adam J. Luginbuhl, Peter G. Campbell, James Evans, Marc Rosen

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Papers

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Repair of the skull base still begins with a direct repair of the dural defect. We present a new button closure for primary repair of the dura for high flow defects.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review.

METHODS: We reviewed our 20 cases of primary button grafts and compared the results to the previous 20 high-flow open-cistern cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cases. Subjects were excluded if they had no violation of the arachnoid space or potential for low-flow CSF leak. The button is constructed so that the inlay portion is at least 25% larger than the dural defect, and the onlay ...


Nursing Compliance With Standard Fall Prevention Protocol Among Acute Care Hospital Nurses, Anuradha Thirumalai 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Nursing Compliance With Standard Fall Prevention Protocol Among Acute Care Hospital Nurses, Anuradha Thirumalai

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The purpose of the study was to determine the level of nursing compliance in implementing Fall Prevention Protocol (FPP) in an acute care hospital in a high fall risk patient population and to identify the barriers in complying. This study is important because falls are considered one of the nursing-sensitive quality indicators. The AACN Synergy model for patient care was used as the organizing framework for this study. A total of 24 nurses participated in the study, and a total of 29 high fall risk patients were assessed. The degree of compliance among nursing staff was measured using the modified ...


Cocaine And The Heart., Suraj Maraj, Vincent M. Figueredo, M.D., D Lynn Morris 2010 Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Philadelphia, PA

Cocaine And The Heart., Suraj Maraj, Vincent M. Figueredo, M.D., D Lynn Morris

Division of Cardiology Faculty Papers

The use of cocaine may be associated with either acute or chronic toxicity, and approximately 5% to 10% of emergency department visits in the United States are believed to be secondary to cocaine usage. Chest pain is the most common cocaine-related medical problem, leading to the evaluation of approximately 64,000 patients annually for possible myocardial infarction, of which approximately 57% are admitted to the hospital, resulting in an annual cost greater than $83 million. There is a plethora of cocaine-related cardiovascular complications, including acute myocardial ischemia and infarction, arrhythmias, sudden death, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, aortic ruptures, and endocarditis. There ...


Factors Associated With Blood Lead Levels Of Children In Southern Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Factors Associated With Blood Lead Levels Of Children In Southern Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Exposure to lead continues to be a public health concern, particularly for young children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that approximately 250,000 children currently have blood lead levels (BLLs) above the level at which adverse health effects are apparent and intervention is recommended (10μg/dL). National surveillance data on childhood lead exposure has been collected for children under the age of 6 years old since 1995. However, not until 2006 did a program begin in Nevada (limited to Clark County); therefore, statewide data about childhood lead exposure in Nevada remains limited. The goal of this study ...


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