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Visual_Hea Software, Nova Southeastern University 2023 Nova Southeastern University

Visual_Hea Software, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Software

Habitat Equivalency Analysis Software to Facilitate Calculation of Compensatory Restoration following Natural Resource Injury

Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA) is a means to determine the amount of compensatory restoration required to provide services that are equivalent to the interim loss of natural resource services following injury. The lost services are calculated from the time of injury through the recovery process. Recovery could be either via natural recovery or active restoration. The compensatory restoration services are calculated from the time of commencement through process of the chosen restoration. An injury to natural resources therefore involves a time component during which the ecological …


Exploring Gaps In City Climate Planning In The Mountain West, Joshua Padilla, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr. 2023 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Exploring Gaps In City Climate Planning In The Mountain West, Joshua Padilla, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr.

Environment

This fact sheet explores data from the 2022 Brookings Institution report by Joseph W. Kane, Adie Tomer, Caroline George, and Jamal Russell Black called “Not according to plan: Exploring gaps in city climate planning and the need for regional action." The original report analyzes decarbonization plans for 50 of the largest U.S. cities and comparatively ranks each plan using a point system of 5 categories. This fact sheet focuses on Mountain West cities (Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; Salt Lake, UT; and Albuquerque, NM) included in the original study.


The Effects Of Salinity And Acetaminophen On The Aquatic Snail Physa Acuta, Michelle Sackey-Ansah, Megan Mackey, Daniel Elias, Jason Doll, Alyssa Brookhart 2023 North Carolina Wesleyan University

The Effects Of Salinity And Acetaminophen On The Aquatic Snail Physa Acuta, Michelle Sackey-Ansah, Megan Mackey, Daniel Elias, Jason Doll, Alyssa Brookhart

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

Pharmaceuticals are increasingly detected in water bodies, and their presence can negatively impact aquatic organisms. This effect can be amplified when combined with increasing salinity in freshwater ecosystems. Acetaminophen is a widely used analgesic that is commonly found in river, streams, and waters where it is discharged directly. Therefore, organisms present in these locations (e.g., insects, snails, amphibians, and fish) are likely to be affected by acetaminophen. In this study, we determined the effects of elevated salinity (0.68 g/L), acetaminophen (500 µg/L) and combined elevated salinity (0.68 g/L) and acetaminophen (500 µg/L), on the growth, reproduction, and movement of the …


Enhancing The Quality Of Life For Senior Citizens: A Facilitator’S Guidebook For Mindful Music And Movement, Shannon Sexton 2023 Lesley University

Enhancing The Quality Of Life For Senior Citizens: A Facilitator’S Guidebook For Mindful Music And Movement, Shannon Sexton

Mindfulness Studies Theses

Music appreciation and enjoyment enhance well-being throughout the lifespan. The challenges and constraints that people experience as they age can lead to lack of access to music, decreased physical activity, and fewer avenues for creative expression. Group music and movement interventions created for older populations offer opportunities for social connection and improved quality of life. Mindful practices add further benefit when combined with these interventions. Current available programs are scarce and most often do not encompass mixed modalities. In addition, the benefits of these programs do not show long-term sustainability. The purpose of this thesis is to explore the effects …


Comparison Of Serum Albumin Levels In The Breast Milk Of Breastfeeding Infants Aged 1-3 Months And 4-6 Months, Ninik Mudjihartini 2023 Universitas Indonesia

Comparison Of Serum Albumin Levels In The Breast Milk Of Breastfeeding Infants Aged 1-3 Months And 4-6 Months, Ninik Mudjihartini

Indonesian Journal of Medical Chemistry and Bioinformatics

Abstract: Background: Serum albumin is the most abundant plasma protein in the blood, contributing to maintaining colloid osmotic pressure and binding substances that are poorly soluble in plasma so that they can be distributed throughout the body. Serum albumin levels in breast milk can vary, influenced by various factors such as the lactation phase (age of the baby), number of parities, age and body mass index (BMI) of the mother. This study aims to determine the comparison of serum albumin levels in breast milk of mothers who breastfeed infants aged 1-3 months and 4-6 months and to find the relationship …


Predicting If Lung Cancer Will Relapse—The Role Of Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio, Abigail Chan, Søren Bentzen, Amit Rout, Kenneth Miller 2023 Department of Medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21215, USA

Predicting If Lung Cancer Will Relapse—The Role Of Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio, Abigail Chan, Søren Bentzen, Amit Rout, Kenneth Miller

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Objective/Background: Baseline neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), a surrogate marker for systemic inflammation and immunosuppression, is a well-studied prognostic marker in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study tests if interim NLR is prognostic in NSCLC patients in remission. Methods: This single-center, retrospective cohort study analyzed 131 NSCLC patients treated from 2010 to 2015 who achieved complete remission. NLR was calculated at baseline and from the first available blood sample during remission. Kaplan–Meier estimates of overall survival (OS) and time to recurrence were compared using the log-rank test for trend. Multivariable analysis was conducted using the Cox proportional hazards model. Results: Of …


Impact Of Pre-Transplant Induction Therapy On Outcomes Of Patients Who Undergo Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation For Mantle Cell Lymphoma In First Complete Remission, Omar Albanyan, Samer Alkassis, Seongho Kim, Andrew Kin, Asif Alavi, Lois Ayash, Voravit Ratanatharathorn, Dipenkumar Modi, Joseph P. Uberti, Abhinav Deol 2023 Department of Oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Impact Of Pre-Transplant Induction Therapy On Outcomes Of Patients Who Undergo Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation For Mantle Cell Lymphoma In First Complete Remission, Omar Albanyan, Samer Alkassis, Seongho Kim, Andrew Kin, Asif Alavi, Lois Ayash, Voravit Ratanatharathorn, Dipenkumar Modi, Joseph P. Uberti, Abhinav Deol

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with poor prognosis and continue to be challenging to treat. The choice of first line induction regimen remains a topic of debate due paucity of clinical trials. We retrospectively evaluated 66 patients diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma who achieved first complete response after induction chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplant. Treatment groups were divided into lowintensity versus high-intensity regimens. Our data showed the intensity of induction regimen does not impact posttransplant outcomes of mantle cell lymphoma who underwent autologous stem cell transplant in first complete response.


Promising Effect Of Pdl1 Inhibitors In The Front-Line Management Of Primary Aggressive Central Nervous System Lymphoma: A Case Report, Rasha El-Tawab, Abdulaziz Hamada, Rehab Elhagracy, Karen Pinto, Salem Alshemmari 2023 Department of Hematology, Kuwait Cancer Control Center, Kuwait

Promising Effect Of Pdl1 Inhibitors In The Front-Line Management Of Primary Aggressive Central Nervous System Lymphoma: A Case Report, Rasha El-Tawab, Abdulaziz Hamada, Rehab Elhagracy, Karen Pinto, Salem Alshemmari

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare lymphoma that involves the central nervous system. The standard treatment involves chemotherapy with high-dose methotrexate. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of employing checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab, alone to treat a patient with PCNSL who could not tolerate the induction therapy. In aggressive cases of PCNSL where chemotherapy may become futile, stand-alone checkpoint inhibitors should be considered as the front-line treatment protocol.


Predictors And Management Of Relapse To Axicabtagene Ciloleucel In Patients With Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma, Jose Vicente Forero-Forero, Paula A. Lengerke-Diaz, Eider Moreno-Cortes, Megan Melody, Zaid Abdel Rahman, Allison C. Rosenthal, Mohamed A. Kharfan-Dabaja, Januario E. Castro 2023 Department of Internal Medicine, Division Hematology-Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Predictors And Management Of Relapse To Axicabtagene Ciloleucel In Patients With Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma, Jose Vicente Forero-Forero, Paula A. Lengerke-Diaz, Eider Moreno-Cortes, Megan Melody, Zaid Abdel Rahman, Allison C. Rosenthal, Mohamed A. Kharfan-Dabaja, Januario E. Castro

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Objective/background: Despite the success of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (aNHL), some patients still fail treatment, and their prognosis is dismal. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of aNHL patients treated with axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) at two Mayo Clinic centers between 2018 and 2020. We evaluated predictive factors, toxicities, and responses to salvage regimens after CAR T-cell therapy. Results: Thirty-four patients received axi-cel with a median length of hospitalization of 14 days. Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and immune effector cell-associated neurotoxicity syndrome of any grade occurred in 91% and 41% of patients, respectively. …


Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Pneumonitis: Incidence, Clinical Characteristics, And Outcomes, Harsha Banavasi, Seongho Kim, Samer Alkassis, Asil Daoud, Amir Laktineh, Misako Nagasaka, Ammar Sukari, Ayman O. Soubani 2023 Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Pneumonitis: Incidence, Clinical Characteristics, And Outcomes, Harsha Banavasi, Seongho Kim, Samer Alkassis, Asil Daoud, Amir Laktineh, Misako Nagasaka, Ammar Sukari, Ayman O. Soubani

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are the newest class of anticancer drugs. Pneumonitis is increasingly being recognized as a potential complication of these agents. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of patients who received ICIs at a comprehensive cancer center. We collected data on demographics, type of malignancy, type of ICI agent, incidence of pneumonitis up to 6 weeks after receiving ICI agent, clinical characteristics, and risk factors for overall survival in patients who develop pneumonitis. Results: A total of 654 patients received ICIs during the study period. The most common type of cancer for which ICI was given was …


Changes In Heme Levels During Acute Vaso-Occlusive Crisis In Sickle Cell Anemia, Evilazio Cunha Cardoso, Pedro Vieira Silva-Neto, Bidossessi Wilfried Hounkpe, Francine Chenou, Cintia Cristina Mateus Xerez Albuquerque, Nadja Pinto Garcia, Alexander Leonardo Silva-Junior, Adriana Malheiro, Purim Cesar, Franciele de Lima, Erich V. De Paula, Nelson Abrahim Fraiji 2023 Hematology and Hemotherapy Foundation from Amazonas State (HEMOAM), Manaus, AM, Brazil

Changes In Heme Levels During Acute Vaso-Occlusive Crisis In Sickle Cell Anemia, Evilazio Cunha Cardoso, Pedro Vieira Silva-Neto, Bidossessi Wilfried Hounkpe, Francine Chenou, Cintia Cristina Mateus Xerez Albuquerque, Nadja Pinto Garcia, Alexander Leonardo Silva-Junior, Adriana Malheiro, Purim Cesar, Franciele De Lima, Erich V. De Paula, Nelson Abrahim Fraiji

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Objective/Background: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is associated with increased levels of extracellular heme, which is a key mediator of inflammation in this condition. Despite abundant evidence supporting this concept in cell and animal models, few studies addressed the association between heme levels and the development and severity of acute vaso-occlusive crises (VOC) in humans. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients with acute VOC. Total extracellular heme levels were measured in both plasma and serum at admission and after convalescence, and correlated with other clinical and laboratory markers of SCA severity. Results: A total of 28 episodes of VOC …


Diagnosis And Treatment Of Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma: A Systematic Literature Review, Dunya Yunus Alsomali, Nasir Bakshi, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Riad El Fakih, Mahmoud Aljurf 2023 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Diagnosis And Treatment Of Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma: A Systematic Literature Review, Dunya Yunus Alsomali, Nasir Bakshi, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Riad El Fakih, Mahmoud Aljurf

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Objectives: The aim of this systematic review is to investigate different diagnostic methods and the available treatment options for subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL). Methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, SCOPUS, EBSCO, and CINAHL Plus for published case reports of SPTCL. From each record, we extracted data of the diagnostic methods, immunohistochemical profile, clinical characteristics, and the treatment approaches provided. Data were summarized and narratively synthesized to highlight the various diagnostic methods and treatment options of SPTCL. Results: Our literature search yielded 1293 unique citations. Following screening, nine articles reporting a total of 15 cases were included in this …


Cross Fire: Daratumumab-Based Therapies Are Standard Of Care In Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma, Neha Korde, Saad Z. Usmani 2023 Multiple Myeloma Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Cross Fire: Daratumumab-Based Therapies Are Standard Of Care In Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma, Neha Korde, Saad Z. Usmani

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

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Current Status And Future Perspectives On The Internet Of Things In Oncology, Ibrahim N. Muhsen, Omar W. Rasheed, Eiad A. Habib, Rakan K. Alsaad, Mohannad K. Maghrabi, Md A. Rahman, Douglas Sicker, William A. Wood, Muhammad S. Beg, Anthony D. Sung, Shahrukh K. Hashmi 2023 Department of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

Current Status And Future Perspectives On The Internet Of Things In Oncology, Ibrahim N. Muhsen, Omar W. Rasheed, Eiad A. Habib, Rakan K. Alsaad, Mohannad K. Maghrabi, Md A. Rahman, Douglas Sicker, William A. Wood, Muhammad S. Beg, Anthony D. Sung, Shahrukh K. Hashmi

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

The Internet of Things (IoT) has penetrated many aspects of everyday human life. The use of IoT in healthcare has been expanding over the past few years. In this review, we highlighted the current applications of IoT in the medical literature, along with the challenges and opportunities. IoT use mainly involves sensors and wearables, with potential applications in improving the quality of life, personal health monitoring, and diagnosis of diseases. Our literature review highlights that the current main application studied in the literature is physical activity tracking. In addition, we discuss the current technologies that would help IoT-enabled devices achieve …


Efficacy And Safety Of Recombinant Thrombomodulin For The Prophylaxis Of Veno-Occlusive Complication In Allogeneiccit Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Richi Kashyap, Faiz Anwer, Muhammad Areeb Iqbal, Farhan Khalid, Anam Khan, Muhammad Ashar Ali, Muhammad Yasir Anwar, Anamika Chaudhary, Ali Jaan 2023 North Alabama Medical Center, Florence, AL, USA

Efficacy And Safety Of Recombinant Thrombomodulin For The Prophylaxis Of Veno-Occlusive Complication In Allogeneiccit Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Richi Kashyap, Faiz Anwer, Muhammad Areeb Iqbal, Farhan Khalid, Anam Khan, Muhammad Ashar Ali, Muhammad Yasir Anwar, Anamika Chaudhary, Ali Jaan

Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy

Background: Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also termed as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), is a lethal complication after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Various factors put patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT at an increased risk for VOD. Thrombomodulin (TM) is an important factor which has a wide range of effects, including anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, angiogenic, and protective effect, on endothelial cells. It plays a role in preventing excessive coagulation and thrombosis by binding with thrombin and inhibiting the coagulation cascade. There are a limited number of options for the prevention of this fatal complication. Recombinant thrombomodulin (rTM), an endothelial anticoagulant co-factor,

as prophylactic …


Smokejumper Obituary: Flake, Harold William (Idaho City 1961), National Smokejumper Association 2023 Eastern Washington University

Smokejumper Obituary: Flake, Harold William (Idaho City 1961), National Smokejumper Association

Smokejumper Obituaries

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Change And Stasis Of Distinct Sediment Microbiomes Across Port Everglades Inlet (Pei) And The Adjacent Coral Reefs, Lauren E. Krausfeldt, Jose V. Lopez, Catherine Bilodeau, Hyo Won Lee, Shelby L. Casali 2023 Nova Southeastern University

Change And Stasis Of Distinct Sediment Microbiomes Across Port Everglades Inlet (Pei) And The Adjacent Coral Reefs, Lauren E. Krausfeldt, Jose V. Lopez, Catherine Bilodeau, Hyo Won Lee, Shelby L. Casali

Biology Faculty Articles

Deep water ports are human built coastal structures that by definition welcome ship traffic and disturbance. Evidence is accumulating that enhanced port activities such as dredging or deepening have negatively affected nearby natural habitats. Port Everglades Inlet (PEI) is a large active South Florida cargo port for over two million people and lies adjacent to coral reefs, dwindling mangroves, and recreational beaches. In this study, the microbial communities of PEI and adjacent reef sediments were characterized to serve as indicators for change due to dredging and assess anthropogenic influence on these sensitive ecosystems by sequencing the V4 region of 16S …


Insight From Biology Program Learning Outcomes: Implications For Teaching, Learning, And Assessment, Noelle Clark, Jeremy L. Hsu 2023 Chapman University

Insight From Biology Program Learning Outcomes: Implications For Teaching, Learning, And Assessment, Noelle Clark, Jeremy L. Hsu

Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles and Research

Learning goals and objectives are a key part of instruction, informing curricular design, assessment, and learning. These goals and objectives are also applied at the programmatic level, with program learning outcomes (PLOs) providing insight into the skills that undergraduate biology programs intend for their students to master. PLOs are mandated by all major higher education accreditation agencies and play integral roles in programmatic assessment. Despite their importance, however, there have not been any prior attempts to characterize PLOs across undergraduate biology programs in the United States. Our study reveals that many programs may not be using PLOs to communicate learning …


Oregon State Rank Assessment For Pacific Brook Lamprey (Lampetra Pacifica), Eleanor P. Gaines 2023 Portland State University

Oregon State Rank Assessment For Pacific Brook Lamprey (Lampetra Pacifica), Eleanor P. Gaines

Institute for Natural Resources Publications

Oregon state conservation status assessment for Pacific Brook Lamprey (Lampetra pacifica) using NatureServe methodology, 2023.


Detection Of Toxins And Harmful Algal Bloom Cells In Shellfish Hatcheries And Efforts Toward Removal, Marta P. Sanderson, Karen Hudson, Lauren Gregg, Amanda Chesler-Poole, JA M. Small, Kimberly S. Reece, Ryan Carnegie, Juliette L. Smith 2023 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Detection Of Toxins And Harmful Algal Bloom Cells In Shellfish Hatcheries And Efforts Toward Removal, Marta P. Sanderson, Karen Hudson, Lauren Gregg, Amanda Chesler-Poole, Ja M. Small, Kimberly S. Reece, Ryan Carnegie, Juliette L. Smith

VIMS Articles

As the start of the supply chain for the aquaculture industry, hatcheries are a crucial component in the success of oyster and northern quahog (hard clam) aquaculture on the East Coast of the US. Intermittent failures in hatchery production slow industry growth and reduce profits. To begin investigations into the possible role of algal toxins in hatchery production failure, post-treatment hatchery water from one research and four commercial hatcheries in lower Chesapeake Bay, USA, was sampled for (1) toxin presence and (2) harmful algal bloom (HAB) cell enumeration. Overall, seven toxin classes, likely produced by six different HAB species, were …


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