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Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Attitudes, And Likelihood Of Cbd Use In Clinical Practice, Kenita Murray, Deborah Gray 2021 Old Dominion University

Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Attitudes, And Likelihood Of Cbd Use In Clinical Practice, Kenita Murray, Deborah Gray

College of Health Sciences Posters

Problem: Many Americans have begun to seek alternative and natural remedies for common medical conditions previously treated by prescription drugs. As highly trained clinical professionals, nurse practitioners (NP) are responsible for adequately educating patients about their clinical disease process and treatment options. Due to limited clinical research surrounding CBD, NPs may lack the proper qualifications and resources to counsel patients on CBD use adequately. Despite an increase in CBD curiosity and use among the American population, there are no studies that assess Nurse Practitioner (NP) provider's knowledge and attitudes towards CBD or the factors affecting NP's decisions for ...


The Utilization And Effectiveness Of Telemedicine In The Wake Of Covid-19, Maxwell Sharawy 2021 University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Utilization And Effectiveness Of Telemedicine In The Wake Of Covid-19, Maxwell Sharawy

Senior Theses

The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the world, in every industry. Almost none were hit as hard as the healthcare system. Through the use of telemedicine, healthcare providers were able to care for their patients without rise of infection. Through a review of published literature and interviews conducted with three practicing physicians of various specialties, a diagnosis was developed to determine if the care provided through telemedicine was as effective as in-person care. It was hypothesized that when used properly, telemedicine can be used as an effective replacement for in-person care across a wide range of specialties. After review of the literature ...


The Effect Of Nutrition And Exercise On Mental Health, Rebekah Owen 2021 Liberty University

The Effect Of Nutrition And Exercise On Mental Health, Rebekah Owen

Senior Honors Theses

Research has shown nutrition and exercise are especially effective in helping relieve mental illness. Mental health can be aided through dietary alterations such as increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids, fermented foods, certain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Proper nutritional patterns help regulate neurotransmitters and assist in the betterment of brain functioning, offering protection from and maintenance of mental illness. Furthermore, the Mediterranean diet provides to be most beneficial for mental health compared to the standard American diet which contains additives harmful to the human brain. Physical exercise also provides to be a possible therapy for those suffering from mental ...


Use Of A Zebrafish Model To Identify Anticonvulsant Properties Of Cannabinoid And Terpenoid Extracts And Mixtures, Courtney Murr 2021 Louisiana State University

Use Of A Zebrafish Model To Identify Anticonvulsant Properties Of Cannabinoid And Terpenoid Extracts And Mixtures, Courtney Murr

LSU Master's Theses

Epilepsy is a complex group of neurological disorders affecting approximately 65 million people worldwide. Animal models reveal the activation of cannabinoid receptor 1 and cannabinoid receptor 2 reduces the severity of seizures associated with epilepsy. Trials of phytocannabinoids in mammals demonstrate their efficacy of reducing the severity of epileptic seizures. Numerous terpenoid compounds are present in Cannabis plants but most have yet to be clinically investigated. The goal of this research was to use zebrafish (Danio rerio) to identify the potential anticonvulsive properties of phytocannabinoid and terpenoid compounds. During acute cannabinoid exposures, 7-days-post-fertilization (7 dpf) zebrafish larvae were exposed to ...


James's Choice: Treating An Infant With Craniosacral Therapy (Cst), Veronica Quarry 2021 Thom Charles River Early Intervention

James's Choice: Treating An Infant With Craniosacral Therapy (Cst), Veronica Quarry

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

No abstract provided.


Anti‑Estrogenic And Anti‑Aromatase Activities Of Citrus Peels Major Compounds In Breast Cancer, Maha Salama, Dina Mahmoud ElKersh, Shahira M. Ezzat, Yasmeen Attiaa, Engy A. Mahrous, Mohey ElMazar 2021 The British University in Egypt

Anti‑Estrogenic And Anti‑Aromatase Activities Of Citrus Peels Major Compounds In Breast Cancer, Maha Salama, Dina Mahmoud Elkersh, Shahira M. Ezzat, Yasmeen Attiaa, Engy A. Mahrous, Mohey Elmazar

Pharmacy

Estrogen signaling is crucial for breast cancer initiation and progression. Endocrine-based therapies comprising estrogen receptor (ER) modulators and aromatase inhibitors remain the mainstay of treatment. This study aimed at investigating the antitumor potential of the most potent compounds in citrus peels on breast cancer by exploring their anti-estrogenic and anti-aromatase activities. The ethanolic extract of different varieties of citrus peels along with eight isolated flavonoids were screened against estrogen-dependent breast cancer cell lines besides normal cells for evaluating their safety profile. Naringenin, naringin and quercetin demonstrated the lowest IC50s and were therefore selected for further assays. In silico molecular modeling ...


The Bioactivities Of Resveratrol And Its Naturally Occurring Derivatives On Skin, Ming-Hsien Lin, Chi-Feng Hung, Hsin-Ching Sung, Shih-Chun Yang, Huang-Ping Yu, Jia-You Fang 2021 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan

The Bioactivities Of Resveratrol And Its Naturally Occurring Derivatives On Skin, Ming-Hsien Lin, Chi-Feng Hung, Hsin-Ching Sung, Shih-Chun Yang, Huang-Ping Yu, Jia-You Fang

Journal of Food and Drug Analysis

Resveratrol has been extensively reported as a potential compound to treat some skin disorders, including skin cancer, photoaging, allergy, dermatitis, melanogenesis, and microbial infection. There has been an increasing interest in the discovery of cosmetic application using resveratrol as the active ingredient because of its anti-aging and skin lightening activities. The naturally occurring derivatives of resveratrol also exert a beneficial effect on the skin. There are four groups of resveratrol derivatives, including hydroxylated compounds, methoxylated compounds, glycosides, and oligomers. The major mechanism of resveratrol and its derivatives for attenuating cutaneous neoplasia, photoaging and inflammation, are related with its antioxidative activity ...


Deconstructing Patriarchy In The Healing Arts, Rebekah Harbour 2021 Zero Balancing

Deconstructing Patriarchy In The Healing Arts, Rebekah Harbour

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Sometimes we perpetuate the very systems we want to change because it's the only way we know. Making a change in the outer world can require a shift in our inner perspective.


Assisted Reproductive Technologies And Health-Related Issues Among Women And Children: A Research Review, Laura Maria Corradi 2021 Università della Calabria, Italy

Assisted Reproductive Technologies And Health-Related Issues Among Women And Children: A Research Review, Laura Maria Corradi

Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence

From their first use in the late 1970s until the mid-1990s, Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) gave rise to serious concerns by feminists internationally. Their questions ranged from asking about health risks to ethical and political problems inherent in these technologies. However, over the last 25 years, interest in women’s health which used to be central to feminist theory and politics, progressively decreased and with it concerns about ART. Today, while the medical literature about health risks in ART is increasing, the topic of women’s health in relation to reproductive technologies remains marginal in feminist discourse, social sciences, and ...


Understanding African Americans' Beliefs, Knowledge, Attitudes And Behaviors Regarding High Blood Pressure And Their Use Of Home Remedies As Treatment, Elisa Douglas 2021 Seton Hall University

Understanding African Americans' Beliefs, Knowledge, Attitudes And Behaviors Regarding High Blood Pressure And Their Use Of Home Remedies As Treatment, Elisa Douglas

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

ABSTRACT

Understanding African Americans’ Beliefs, Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding High Blood Pressure and Their Use of Home Remedies as Treatment

Elisa E. Douglas

Seton Hall University, 2021

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Deborah DeLuca, J.D., MS

Background and Purpose of the Study: African Americans have the highest prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP) in the United States but the lowest blood pressure (BP) control rates of any major race/ ethnic group. Only about 45% of those who use drugs to treat the condition have been able to attain BP control. Over 40% of African Americans are affected by HBP. African ...


Addressing Psychosocial Outcomes Of Social Isolation In Older Adults, Megan Friesen, Madeline M. Christensen 2021 Winona State University

Addressing Psychosocial Outcomes Of Social Isolation In Older Adults, Megan Friesen, Madeline M. Christensen

Nursing DNP Projects

Purpose and Rationale

The aim of the evidence-based practice (EBP) project is to improve psychological outcomes for socially isolated older adults enrolled in a Homebound Program (HP) through the implementation of an EBP intervention. Social isolation has a multitude of negative consequences, including impacting the psychological health (e.g. depression, loneliness, anxiety) of the older adult population.

Synthesis of Evidence

Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and randomized controlled trials addressing the clinical problem of social isolation were identified. Through critical appraisal of the evidence, physical activity, psychotherapy, and socialization interventions have shown to decrease depression and loneliness in older adults. There were ...


Hello Darkness My Old Friend: An Experience Of A Transformative Session With Zero Balancing, James McCormick 2021 Zero Balancing Health Association

Hello Darkness My Old Friend: An Experience Of A Transformative Session With Zero Balancing, James Mccormick

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

An Experience of a Transformative Session with Zero Balancing showing the effects of client experiencing an expanded state of consciousness furring a Zero Balancing session.


Repurposing Of Omarigliptin As A Neuroprotective Agent Based On Docking With A2a Adenosine And Ache Receptors, Brain Glp-1 Response And Its Brain/Plasma Concentration Ratio After 28 Days Multiple Doses In Rats Using Lc-Ms/Ms, Bassam Ayoub, Haidy Michel, Shereen Mowaka, Moataz S. Hendy, Mariam M. Tadros 2021 The British University in Egypt

Repurposing Of Omarigliptin As A Neuroprotective Agent Based On Docking With A2a Adenosine And Ache Receptors, Brain Glp-1 Response And Its Brain/Plasma Concentration Ratio After 28 Days Multiple Doses In Rats Using Lc-Ms/Ms, Bassam Ayoub, Haidy Michel, Shereen Mowaka, Moataz S. Hendy, Mariam M. Tadros

Pharmacy

Abstract: The authors in the current work suggested the potential repurposing of omarigliptin (OMR) for neurodegenerative diseases based on three new findings that support the preliminary finding of crossing BBB after a single dose study in the literature. The first finding is the positive results of the docking study with the crystal structures of A2A adenosine (A2AAR) and acetylcholine esterase (AChE) receptors. A2AAR is a member of non-dopaminergic GPCR superfamily receptor proteins and has essential role in regulation of glutamate and dopamine release in Parkinson’s disease while AChE plays a major role in Alzheimer’s disease as the primary ...


Misty Rhoads Ijzbtt Editorial Welcome, Misty Rhoads 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Misty Rhoads Ijzbtt Editorial Welcome, Misty Rhoads

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Editorial Welcome to the IJZBTT from the Executive Editor -Dr. Misty Rhoads-


Std Prevention: An Educational Intervention For Exotic Dancers, Maria DeLurdes DeHoyos 2021 Abilene Christian University

Std Prevention: An Educational Intervention For Exotic Dancers, Maria Delurdes Dehoyos

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported nearly 2.3 million STD cases diagnosed in 2017, and the number is continuing to rise. San Antonio, Texas, is ranked third in the state of Texas with the highest STD rates and leading in the state with congenital syphilis. There is an increased risk for contracting STDs working in the sex industry. There are little to no studies pertaining to any educational interventions offered to exotic dancers to increase personal knowledge on STDs. This research has focused on an educational intervention offered by a nurse practitioner to exotic dancers in two ...


Use Of Chinese Herbal Medicines Is Related To A Reduction In Depression Risk Among Patients With Insomnia: A Matched Cohort Study, Yun-Wen Chiao, Hanoch Livneh, How-Ran Guo, Wei-Jen Chen, Ming-Chi Lu, Miao-Chiu Lin, Chia-Chou Yeh, Tzung-Yi Tsai 2021 The Buddhist Tzuchi Medical Foundation

Use Of Chinese Herbal Medicines Is Related To A Reduction In Depression Risk Among Patients With Insomnia: A Matched Cohort Study, Yun-Wen Chiao, Hanoch Livneh, How-Ran Guo, Wei-Jen Chen, Ming-Chi Lu, Miao-Chiu Lin, Chia-Chou Yeh, Tzung-Yi Tsai

Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

Objective: Subjects with insomnia have a higher risk of depression, thus possibly making them live with serious health conditions. To date, information regarding the effect of Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs), a commonly used complementary and alternative medicine, on depression risk among people with insomnia is still unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effect of CHMs on the risk of depression among individuals with insomnia.

Methods: This cohort study used a national health insurance database to identify 68,573 subjects newly diagnosed with insomnia, aged 20–70 years, who received treatment between 1998 and 2010. Using propensity score matching, we ...


The Contributions Of Focused Attention And Open Monitoring In Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Affective Disturbances: A 3-Armed Randomized Dismantling Trial, Brendan Cullen, Kristina Eichel, Jared R. Lindahl, Hadley Rahrig, Nisha Kini, Julie M. Flahive, Willoughby B. Britton 2021 Brown University

The Contributions Of Focused Attention And Open Monitoring In Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Affective Disturbances: A 3-Armed Randomized Dismantling Trial, Brendan Cullen, Kristina Eichel, Jared R. Lindahl, Hadley Rahrig, Nisha Kini, Julie M. Flahive, Willoughby B. Britton

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

OBJECTIVE: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) includes a combination of focused attention (FA) and open monitoring (OM) meditation practices. The aim of this study was to assess both short- and long-term between- and within-group differences in affective disturbance among FA, OM and their combination (MBCT) in the context of a randomized controlled trial.

METHOD: One hundred and four participants with mild to severe depression and anxiety were randomized into one of three 8-week interventions: MBCT (n = 32), FA (n = 36) and OM (n = 36). Outcome measures included the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS), and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS). Mixed ...


Keeping Weight Off: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Alters Amygdala Functional Connectivity During Weight Loss Maintenance In A Randomized Control Trial, Serhiy Y. Chumachenko, Ryan J. Cali, Milagros C. Rosal, Jeroan J. Allison, Sharina D. Person, Douglas Ziedonis, Ben Nephew, Constance M. Moore, Nanyin Zhang, Jean A. King, Carl E. Fulwiler 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Keeping Weight Off: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Alters Amygdala Functional Connectivity During Weight Loss Maintenance In A Randomized Control Trial, Serhiy Y. Chumachenko, Ryan J. Cali, Milagros C. Rosal, Jeroan J. Allison, Sharina D. Person, Douglas Ziedonis, Ben Nephew, Constance M. Moore, Nanyin Zhang, Jean A. King, Carl E. Fulwiler

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

Obesity is associated with significant comorbidities and financial costs. While behavioral interventions produce clinically meaningful weight loss, weight loss maintenance is challenging. The objective was to improve understanding of the neural and psychological mechanisms modified by mindfulness that may predict clinical outcomes. Individuals who intentionally recently lost weight were randomized to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or a control healthy living course. Anthropometric and psychological factors were measured at baseline, 8 weeks and 6 months. Functional connectivity (FC) analysis was performed at baseline and 8 weeks to examine FC changes between regions of interest selected a priori, and independent components identified ...


Mindful Parenting: Perspectives On The Heart Of The Matter, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Myla Kabat-Zinn 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Mindful Parenting: Perspectives On The Heart Of The Matter, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Myla Kabat-Zinn

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

Introduction: When we were writing our book, Everyday blessings: The inner work of mindful parenting (Kabat-Zinn & Kabat-Zinn 1997/2014), an alternative title we very much had in mind was Mindful parenting: Nurturing our children, growing ourselves. The “growing ourselves” element, although it was surrendered in favor of the first title and subtitle, was, is, and always will be an essential element of the entire endeavor. This theme and evidence in support of it can be found throughout this Special Issue. Mindful parenting is not a project to create “better” or “optimal” children (whatever that might mean), or to be “better ...


More Than A Prescription, Katherine Rizzolo, John E. Erickson, Sean Lena 2021 Maine Medical Center

More Than A Prescription, Katherine Rizzolo, John E. Erickson, Sean Lena

Journal of Maine Medical Center

No abstract provided.


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