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A Consortium Developed Poster To Teach Evidence-Based Health Care. (Poster), Kristine Petre, Linda Schwartz Jan 2013

A Consortium Developed Poster To Teach Evidence-Based Health Care. (Poster), Kristine Petre, Linda Schwartz

Linda Matula Schwartz MDE, AHIP, CM

No abstract provided.


What's Happening: December 29, 1999, Maine Medical Center Dec 1999

What's Happening: December 29, 1999, Maine Medical Center

What's Happening

No abstract provided.


He’S The Top Sports Marketer In 1,000 Years, Rick Burton Dec 1999

He’S The Top Sports Marketer In 1,000 Years, Rick Burton

Sport Management - All Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Faculty And Student Perceptions Of Effective Clinical Teachers, Patricia Frontczak Dec 1999

Faculty And Student Perceptions Of Effective Clinical Teachers, Patricia Frontczak

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify ADN faculty and ADN student perceptions of the most effective clinical teaching characteristics (ECTC). An exploratory, descriptive design was implemented. ADN faculty and ADN students were surveyed using the Clinical Teacher Characteristics Instrument (CTCI). The CTCI consists of 20 characteristics of clinical teachers that are ranked on a five point Likert-type scale according to importance. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Significant differences in perceptions of the most ECTC between the two groups were identified by a Mann Whitney U procedure. A t-test was performed to identify differences of perceptions …


Medical Education Digest, Vol. 1 No. 3 (December 15, 1999), Nova Southeastern University Dec 1999

Medical Education Digest, Vol. 1 No. 3 (December 15, 1999), Nova Southeastern University

Medical Education Digest

No abstract provided.


Implantable Controlled Release Device To Deliver Drugs Directly To An Internal Portion Of The Body, Paul Ashton, Paul A. Pearson Dec 1999

Implantable Controlled Release Device To Deliver Drugs Directly To An Internal Portion Of The Body, Paul Ashton, Paul A. Pearson

Ophthalmology and Visual Science Faculty Patents

A simple and implantable sustained release drug delivery device with an inner core containing an effective amount of a low solubility agent covered by a non-bioerodible polymer coating layer that is permeable to the low solubility agent is disclosed. A method for treating a mammal to obtain a desired local or systemic physiological or pharmacological effect by surgically implanting such a sustained release drug delivery device into a mammal in need of treatment is also disclosed.


Transcriptional Silencing Elements And Their Binding Factors, Joseph Chappell, Jeffrey D. Newman, Shaohui Yin Dec 1999

Transcriptional Silencing Elements And Their Binding Factors, Joseph Chappell, Jeffrey D. Newman, Shaohui Yin

Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Patents

The invention features an isolated gene silencing regulatory element that includes 5' TACNNTAC 3'. Vectors, transgenic plants and seeds thereof that include such a gene silencing regulatory element are also disclosed. The invention further provides methods of decreasing the transcription of a DNA sequence in a transgenic plant using the isolated gene silencing regulatory element.


Spin Trapping Pharmaceutical Compositions And Methods For Use Thereof, John M. Carney, Robert A. Floyd Dec 1999

Spin Trapping Pharmaceutical Compositions And Methods For Use Thereof, John M. Carney, Robert A. Floyd

Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Patents

Spin trapping compositions in general have now been discovered to be effective in treating a variety of disorders, including disorders such as those arising from ischemia, infection, inflammation, exposure to radiation or cytotoxic compounds, not just of the central and peripheral nervous systems but of peripheral organ disease having a wide variety of etiologies. In the preferred embodiment, the compositions for treating tissue damage from ischemia contain PBN, or active derivatives thereof, in a suitable pharmaceutical carrier for intravenous, oral, topical, or nasal/pulmonary administration. Other preferred spin-trapping agents include 5,5-dimethyl pyrroline N-oxide, (DMPO), α-(4-pyridyl-1-oxide)-N-tert-butylnitrone, (POBN), and (TEMPO) spin-trapping derivatives thereof. …


Trends. Drug Addictions: National Policy On Illicit Drugs, Ibpp Editor Dec 1999

Trends. Drug Addictions: National Policy On Illicit Drugs, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the proposed integrating of drug testing and treatment into the various phases of the criminal justice process.


A Study Of Nursing Students And Intrinsic Spirituality, Christine Anderson Madsen Dec 1999

A Study Of Nursing Students And Intrinsic Spirituality, Christine Anderson Madsen

Master's Projects

This paper describes some theoretical perspectives of spirituality, the concepts of spiritual care and spiritual needs, and barriers to providing spiritual care as described in the literature. The two most frequently described barriers are lack of comfort with the topic and lack of education. Because there is so little written about the discussion of spirituality in schools of nursing, a descriptive study using nursing students on the central coast of California was conducted. The Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale (SIBS) was used to measure intrinsic spirituality. This study looked for relationships between the scores on this scale, and the students' …


What's Happening: December 8, 1999, Maine Medical Center Dec 1999

What's Happening: December 8, 1999, Maine Medical Center

What's Happening

No abstract provided.


Occupational Therapists' Interests And Attitudes Toward Animal Assisted Therapy As A Treatment Modality, Lori Susan Buckley Dec 1999

Occupational Therapists' Interests And Attitudes Toward Animal Assisted Therapy As A Treatment Modality, Lori Susan Buckley

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

One hundred seventy-nine occupational therapists (OTs) responded to a survey regarding their interests and attitudes toward animal assisted therapy as a treatment modality. It was found that most of the practitioners would be interested in learning more about animal assisted therapy and most felt it is a valid treatment modality to be used by occupational therapists. Furthermore, the most common answer to the question "why would you not be interested in participating in an AAT program," was "I feel I don't know enough about it". It was also found that therapists' most commonly selected patient goals for AAT were in …


Sterilization In The United States: Prevalence And Controversies, Carey Brown Dec 1999

Sterilization In The United States: Prevalence And Controversies, Carey Brown

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There have been many breakthroughs in birth control technologies, many of which have been beneficial for women. However, many feminists who advocate reproductive freedom also warn that freedom for some might lead to further oppression for others. The case in point is the practice of tubal ligation in the United States. Conflict theory indicates that the field of medicine is a social structure that is based upon capitalistic ideology and serves to perpetuate inequality. Feminist theory argues that medicine systematically disempowers women and that notions of family are very narrowly defined. This study examined the prevalence of tubal ligation among …


The Utilization Of Outpatient Laboratory Resources At Ireland Army Community Hospital After Implementation Of Tricare, Susan Seeley Dec 1999

The Utilization Of Outpatient Laboratory Resources At Ireland Army Community Hospital After Implementation Of Tricare, Susan Seeley

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to compare out patient laboratory utilization patterns of active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents before and after the implementation of TRICARE. A stratified random sample was taken of patient test results over a two year period resulting in a sample size of 104 observations. The Complete Blood Count (CBC) results were used as indicators for the study. Data was gathered on the patient's rank, active duty/retiree status, age, dependent status, and gender. Additionally, the total number of tests were recorded for the year prior to the introduction of TRICARE and after …


Screening For Mutants In The Output Pathway Of The Circadian Clock In Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, Wei Yuan Dec 1999

Screening For Mutants In The Output Pathway Of The Circadian Clock In Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, Wei Yuan

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The circadian clock is a basic component of biological systems and has been found in many organisms. It is composed by three major components: the input pathway, the oscillator and the output pathway. The purpose of this research is to study the output pathway of the circadian clock in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strain Carnil by screening mutants, which were generated by insertional mutagenesis via glass bead transformation. The plasmid pSP124S containing the ble marker was used to introduce mutations. The CABII-1 gene has been reported to show a circadian rhythm in expression. The reporter gene ARS2 that was transcriptionally fused to …


Social Identity And Substance Abuse In The Lesbian Community, Molly Kerby Dec 1999

Social Identity And Substance Abuse In The Lesbian Community, Molly Kerby

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of substance use (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) among members of the lesbian community. Additionally, the investigator attempted to determine if there was a relationship between negative social identity and low selfesteem that is reflected in higher rates of substance abuse. The data collection method employed in this study was a type of nonprobability sampling procedure referred to as a purposive sample. The questionnaire was derived from instruments used by other researchers and validated by an expert panel. In order to select respondents from the lesbian population to be included …


Increased Severity Of Murine Infection With Toxioplasma Gondii Following Vitaman E And Selenium Supplementatoin, Susan Mccarthy Dec 1999

Increased Severity Of Murine Infection With Toxioplasma Gondii Following Vitaman E And Selenium Supplementatoin, Susan Mccarthy

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

At present, toxoplasmosis is one of the most common opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. The need for a reliable experimental model is crucial not only for achieving a better understanding of the pathophysiology of this infection but also for developing a better method to evaluate new therapeutic regimens. This study was organized to determine if the antioxidants vitamin E and selenium would provide a beneficial effect in mice chronically infected with Toxoplasma gondii. In the first phase of the study, 35 female Swiss Webster mice were infected with oocysts of the Me49 strain of Toxoplasma gondii while receiving diets supplemented …


Small Intestinal Adenocarcinoma In A Dog: A Case Report, Saroj Chanyapat, Saravuth Konboon, Anudep Rungsipipat, Roongroje Thanawongnuwech Dec 1999

Small Intestinal Adenocarcinoma In A Dog: A Case Report, Saroj Chanyapat, Saravuth Konboon, Anudep Rungsipipat, Roongroje Thanawongnuwech

The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine

A9-year-old female Shih Tzu dog was presented with a 3-day history of anorexia, depression, vomiting, and watery diarrhea. The clinical symptoms progressed continuously until the dog died, 3 days after admission. At necropsy numerous white nodules of various sizes were found in the small intestine, particularly the ileum. Microscopically, the mass revealed diffused, infiltrative growth of a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma invading the submucosa and muscular layers of the small intestinal wall. The mass was characterized by an acinar or tubular pattern with mucin in the lumen. The tumor cells were atypical cuboidal pleomorphic columnar epithelial cells with hyperchromatic round medium-sized nuclei …


Ecg Ouiz, Chollada Buranakarl, Kris Angkanaporn, Phiwipa Kamonrat Dec 1999

Ecg Ouiz, Chollada Buranakarl, Kris Angkanaporn, Phiwipa Kamonrat

The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine

No abstract provided.


Appendices, Glossary, And Index (Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases) Dec 1999

Appendices, Glossary, And Index (Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases)

Other Publications in Zoonotics and Wildlife Disease

A. Sample specimen history form
B. Sources of wildlife diagnostic assistance in the United States
C. Sources of supplies used for collecting, preserving, and shipping specimens
D. Normal brain cholinesterase activity values
E. Common and scientific names of birds in text
F. Common and scientific names other than birds
G. Chemical names
H. Conversion table

Glossary
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Parasites And Parisitic Diseases (Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases), Rebecca A. Cole, Milton Friend Dec 1999

Parasites And Parisitic Diseases (Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases), Rebecca A. Cole, Milton Friend

Other Publications in Zoonotics and Wildlife Disease

Parasitism is an intimate relationship between two different species in which one (parasite) uses the other (host) as its environment from which it derives nourishment. Parasites are a highly diverse group of organisms that have evolved different strategies for infecting their hosts. Some, such as lice and ticks, are found on the external parts of the body (ectoparasites), but most are found internally (endoparasites). Some are microscopic, such as the blood protozoans that cause avian malaria; however, many are macroscopic. Life cycles differ greatly between major types of parasites and are generally classified as direct or indirect (Table 1). Direct …


Miscellaneous Diseases (Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases), Milton Friend, Nancy J. Thomas Dec 1999

Miscellaneous Diseases (Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases), Milton Friend, Nancy J. Thomas

Other Publications in Zoonotics and Wildlife Disease

The fact that “Nature is far from benign” is clearly evident from the preceding chapters of this Manual. The diseases and other conditions described are the proverbial “tip of the iceberg” relative to the number of specific causes of ill health and death for free-ranging wild birds, but the wild bird health problems described account for most major wild bird disease conditions seen within the United States. However, the full toll from disease involves many other causes of illness and death that individually may cause substantial die-offs. Two examples of these other causes of die-offs are the deaths of Canada …


Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases: General Field Procedures And Diseases Of Birds, Milton Friend, J. Christian Franson Dec 1999

Field Manual Of Wildlife Diseases: General Field Procedures And Diseases Of Birds, Milton Friend, J. Christian Franson

Other Publications in Zoonotics and Wildlife Disease

The “Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases: General Field Procedures and Diseases of Birds” presents practical, current information and insights about wild bird illnesses and the procedures to follow when ill birds are found or epidemics occur. Section 1 of the Manual provides information about general field procedures. Sections 2 through 5 describe various bird diseases. Sections 6 and 7 provide information about toxins that affect birds, and Section 8 describes miscellaneous diseases and hazards that affect birds. Manual lists institutions and laboratories that offer diagnostic services; sources of supplies for collecting, preserving, and shipping specimens; and it contains color illustrations …


Differentiation In Roles Of School Nurse And Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, Lynn Shieh Dec 1999

Differentiation In Roles Of School Nurse And Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, Lynn Shieh

Master's Projects

School nurses provide a vast number of health services for students, teachers, and staff. Despite school nurses' important contributions to the health status of students, through the years their positions have been gradually supplemented by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP)/ Health Clerks. With the number of UAPs increasing in the school setting, roles and responsibilities of school nurses and UAPs need to be clearly differentiated in order to utilize the UAP's services legally and efficiently. This research used a descriptive survey to investigate the perceptions that differentiate the role of school nurses and UAPs among school administrators, nurses, UAPs, secretaries, and …


Genetic Control Of Eye Development, A Case Study Focused On The Murine Mutation Belly Spot And Tail (Bst), Qing Tang Dec 1999

Genetic Control Of Eye Development, A Case Study Focused On The Murine Mutation Belly Spot And Tail (Bst), Qing Tang

Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

Development of the eye is controlled by a network of genes, often conserved, that regulate the timing and location of cellular differentiation. One approach to understanding this network of genes and their interaction is to focus on mutations, spontaneous or induced, that predictably disrupt the proper function of such networks, and by examining the effect of such disruption on the function of other genes.

The Belly spot and tail (Bst) semi-dominant mutation, mapped to mouse Chromosome 16, leads to developmental defects of the eye, skeleton, and coat pigmentation. In the eye, the mutant phenotype is characterized by the presence of …


Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of A Health Education Program For Classroom Assistants, Patricia A. Robinson Dec 1999

Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of A Health Education Program For Classroom Assistants, Patricia A. Robinson

Master's Projects

Classroom Instructional Assistants are being used more frequently to provide care for medically fragile children who are mainstreamed into the regular education setting. The purpose of this evaluative study was to develop a beginning health curriculum that could be provided as an inservice program for classroom Instructional Assistants. Content for the inservice consisted of handwashing, medication administration, asthma, and seizures. This study used a pretest and posttest design to look at the effectiveness of the educational inservice. There were 17 participants, 16 of whom completed the pretest and posttest. A pretest was administered prior to the inservice followed by a …


The Relationship Between African Self Consciousness And Attitudes In Heterosexual Relationships Among African American College Students In Two Different Settings, Rhonda M. Dalrymple Dec 1999

The Relationship Between African Self Consciousness And Attitudes In Heterosexual Relationships Among African American College Students In Two Different Settings, Rhonda M. Dalrymple

Electronic Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between African Self-Consciousness and attitudes toward interpersonal relationships among African American college students ending classes at a predominantly white university, Northwestern State University, and at a predominantly black university, Southern University. The ASC scale was used to assess the Black personality construct of African self-consciousness. The BHR survey was used to assess the subjects' perceptions concerning heterosexual relationships. The findings support the hypothesis that ASC is directly related to whether the individual possesses Afrocentric or Eurocentric beliefs and attitudes. A direct relationship was found between the environment and attitudes of …


Stress Experienced By Respite Care Workers And Family Caregivers When Caring For Alzheimer's Patients, Monica D. Minewiser Dec 1999

Stress Experienced By Respite Care Workers And Family Caregivers When Caring For Alzheimer's Patients, Monica D. Minewiser

Theses & Dissertations

Changing demographics and cost containment in health care in caring for the Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patient has given birth to a growing need for respite care workers. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the stress level of a respite care worker who works with an AD patient in a noninstitutionalized setting on a daily basis will be significantly less than that of a family caregiver when caring for an AD patient. The Revised Memory and Behavior Problem Checklist (RMBPC) was the instrument used to measure stress. This is a questionnaire consisting of 24 questions and allows 5 …


Extensive Conservation Of Sex Chromosome Organization Between Cat And Human Revealed By Parallel Radiation Hybrid Mapping, William J. Murphy, Shan Sun, Zhang-Qun Chen, Jill Pecon-Slattery, Stephen J. O'Brien Dec 1999

Extensive Conservation Of Sex Chromosome Organization Between Cat And Human Revealed By Parallel Radiation Hybrid Mapping, William J. Murphy, Shan Sun, Zhang-Qun Chen, Jill Pecon-Slattery, Stephen J. O'Brien

Biology Faculty Articles

A radiation hybrid (RH)-derived physical map of 25 markers on the feline X chromosome (including 19 Type I coding loci and 6 Type II microsatellite markers) was compared to homologous marker order on the human and mouse X chromosome maps. Complete conservation of synteny and marker order was observed between feline and human X chromosomes, whereas the same markers identified a minimum of seven rearranged syntenic segments between mouse and cat/human X chromosome marker order. Within the blocks, the feline, human, and mouse marker order was strongly conserved. Similarly, Y chromosome locus order was remarkably conserved between cat and human …


Officer Involved Shooting: The Emotional Impact And The Effective Coping Strategies, Patrick P. Charoen Dec 1999

Officer Involved Shooting: The Emotional Impact And The Effective Coping Strategies, Patrick P. Charoen

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The emotional impact of a shooting incident on the individual police officer has been recognized and detailed by both police and mental health professionals (Lippert & Ferrara, 1984). The human cost and financial costs to Police Departments as a result of "post shooting" trauma has sensitized many departments to the need for professional support for officers involved in shootings. Recent survey research has provided information about the percentage of officers who experienced great, moderate, or no emotional impact after being involved in shootings (Stratton, 1982). However, information about the degree to which police departments have responded to this need has …