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With Love, ; An Interdisciplinary And Intersectional Look At Why Creativity Is Essential, Theo Starr Gardner 2024 Whittier College

With Love, ; An Interdisciplinary And Intersectional Look At Why Creativity Is Essential, Theo Starr Gardner

Whittier Scholars Program

My Whittier Scholars Program self-designed major, Teaching Creativity, is a mixture of Art, Literature, and Education classes. My research and praxis classes have been focused on the ‘how?’s and 'why?’s of creativity, so it felt only right that my project should be a constructivist, generative project. The project I have been working on throughout my time at Whittier, and that has just fully come to fruition on April 11th, 2024, was a solo art gallery/open mic event entitled ‘With Love,’. With Love, was conceptually inspired by the research I’ve conducted on creativity and creative arts education over the past few …


Development, Validation, And Diagnostic Performance Of A Novel Radiomic Model For Predicting Prostate Cancer Recurrence, Linda M. Huynh 2024 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Development, Validation, And Diagnostic Performance Of A Novel Radiomic Model For Predicting Prostate Cancer Recurrence, Linda M. Huynh

Theses & Dissertations

Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI)-derived radiomics have been shown to capture sub-visual patterns for the quantitative characterization of prostate cancer (PC) phenotypes. The present dissertation seeks to develop, evaluate, and compare the performance of an MRI-derived radiomic model for the prediction of PC recurrence following definitive treatment with radical prostatectomy (RP).

MP-MRI was obtained from 339 patients who had a minimum of 2 years follow-up following RP at three institutions. The prostate was manually delineated as the region of interest and 924 radiomic features were extracted. All features were evaluated for stability via intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and image normalization …


Patient-Centered Preimplant Education Session And Bi-Weekly Text Message Adherence Reminders In Patients With A Newly Implanted Cardiomems® Device: A Quality Improvement Study, Elizabeth M. Miller, Alicia Abboud, Audrey Cooper 2024 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Patient-Centered Preimplant Education Session And Bi-Weekly Text Message Adherence Reminders In Patients With A Newly Implanted Cardiomems® Device: A Quality Improvement Study, Elizabeth M. Miller, Alicia Abboud, Audrey Cooper

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects: College of Nursing

Rationale

Heart failure is a deadly disease, affecting over 6.2 million individuals and costing the United States an estimated 30.7 billion dollars (Virani et al., 2020). By 2023, heart failure costs in the United States are estimated to grow to 70 billion dollars with 75-80% of these costs attributed to inpatient hospitalizations (Heidereich et al., 2022). The CardioMEMs® is a small device placed in the patient’s pulmonary artery via a minimally invasive procedure by an interventional cardiologist. The use of remote patient data from the CardioMEMs® device has been shown to reduce hospital re-admissions, facilitate tailored medication management, detect increased …


A Comprehensive Examination Of Age-Related Lower Limb Muscle Function Asymmetries Across A Variety Of Muscle Contraction Types, Kylee Heap 2024 Utah State University

A Comprehensive Examination Of Age-Related Lower Limb Muscle Function Asymmetries Across A Variety Of Muscle Contraction Types, Kylee Heap

All Graduate Reports and Creative Projects, Fall 2023 to Present

Previous research has found that lower limb muscle asymmetries increase with age and are linked to fall and injury risks. However, past studies lacked a wide variety of muscle function modes and measures as well as comparison to a comparable young aged group. The purpose of this study was to examine age-related lower limb muscle function asymmetries across a variety of muscle contraction types and velocities in young and old adults. Lower limb muscle balance, strength, power, and velocity were evaluated with concentric, isometric, isotonic, and eccentric muscle actions during a single-leg stance test and on single- and multi-joint dynamometers …


Optimizing A Clostridium Difficile Screen For Intensive Care Unit Admissions, Mary Katherine V. Natour, Jennifer Smith 2024 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Optimizing A Clostridium Difficile Screen For Intensive Care Unit Admissions, Mary Katherine V. Natour, Jennifer Smith

Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Background: Clostridium difficile infection is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections. Careful screening upon hospital admission enables clinicians to mitigate the spread and sequelae of this illness through early intervention and isolation but this screening must be accurate and highly sensitive to maximize benefit.

Local problem: The site for this project, an ICU in Tennessee, currently employs a highly sensitive but nonspecific tool to detect CDI. This has resulted in low accuracy, low staff compliance, low patient morale, and unnecessarily high personal protective equipment (PPE) costs.

Methods: Levin’s evidence-based practice improvement model was chosen to guide this project from …


Pharmacologic Management Of Postpartum Hemorrhage In An Urban Hospital, Jessica Summer Martin BSN, RN, Alison Brubaker Doyle BSN, RN, Lacey Camille Ballard BSN, RN, Stephanie Marie Maupin BSN, RN, Kate Fouquier PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Pharmacologic Management Of Postpartum Hemorrhage In An Urban Hospital, Jessica Summer Martin Bsn, Rn, Alison Brubaker Doyle Bsn, Rn, Lacey Camille Ballard Bsn, Rn, Stephanie Marie Maupin Bsn, Rn, Kate Fouquier Phd, Aprn, Cnm, Facnm

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

This retrospective chart review examined female patients (N=25) who had a postpartum hemorrhage. Electronic medical records from Regional One Health were queried for ICD-10 072 related codes from January 1, 2021-October 31, 2023. Of those, a maximum of 25 charts were identified and the information was deidentified. All data was de-identified, coded, encrypted, housed, and locked securely. Selected records that met the above criteria were then queried for the following: Baseline demographics, gravida, para, amount of blood loss, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, and timing of tranexamic acid (TXA) administration. Data was imported into MS Excel and statistical analysis was conducted …


Effects Of Core Stabilization Exercises In Patients With Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Huber Motion Lab Versus Conventional, Ebru KOYUNCU, Nur TUNALI, Seda SAKA, Ertuğrul URAL, Melek Güneş YAVUZER 2024 Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Institute of Graduate Studies, Haliç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Effects Of Core Stabilization Exercises In Patients With Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Huber Motion Lab Versus Conventional, Ebru Koyuncu, Nur Tunali, Seda Saka, Ertuğrul Ural, Melek Güneş Yavuzer

Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity

Introduction: This study aimed to determine the effects of core stabilization exercises with Huber® Motion Lab on pain, depression, and activity levels in patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP).

Materials and methods: In this study, 30 patients with non-specific LBP were allocated either to an experimental or to a control group. Both groups received a conventional physiotherapy program for 15 sessions. In addition, the control group performed 30 minutes of core stabilization exercises on the floor, whereas the experimental group used the Huber® Motion Lab device. The main outcome measures were pain severity (Visual Analogue Scale VAS), depression (Beck …


Lack Of Alternatives To Colonoscopy Limits Care Of Patients Unable To Complete Bowel Preparation, Tala Al-Saghir 2024 Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit

Lack Of Alternatives To Colonoscopy Limits Care Of Patients Unable To Complete Bowel Preparation, Tala Al-Saghir

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A clinical decision report using:

Benech N, Vinet O, Gaudin JL, et al.: The ONECC Study Group. Colon capsule endoscopy in clinical practice: lessons from a national 5-year observational prospective cohort. Endosc Int Open. 2021;9(10):E1542-E1548. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1526-09231

for a patient with incomplete bowel preparation and colonoscopy.


Ctl+Heal: A Scoping Review On Therapeutic Alliance And Technology, Vineet Sadarangani 2024 Touro University Nevada

Ctl+Heal: A Scoping Review On Therapeutic Alliance And Technology, Vineet Sadarangani

Annual Research Symposium

A strong therapeutic alliance between a healthcare provider and patient is built upon a strong bond, trust, and open communication, all essential for successful healthcare outcomes. Establishing a robust therapeutic alliance relies significantly on non-verbal behaviors, including tone, facial expression, and eye contact. Traditionally, expert feedback was essential for addressing undesirable non-verbal behaviors and cultivating desirable ones; however, technological advancements have introduced the concept of technology-assisted feedback. This would eliminate the immediate need for experts, thus allowing the clinician more time to focus on their clinical skills; however, these methods are scattered across various fields of medical education, technology and …


Evaluation Of Novel Therapeutic Agents For The Treatment Of Chronic Dry Eyes, Lilian Huynh, Evonie Villarete, Surajit Dey 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Evaluation Of Novel Therapeutic Agents For The Treatment Of Chronic Dry Eyes, Lilian Huynh, Evonie Villarete, Surajit Dey

Annual Research Symposium

Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial ocular condition, where disrupted tear film stability and ocular surface inflammation affected between 5% to 34% of the worldwide population in 2015 and posed a challenge to conventional ophthalmic treatments. Recent advances have led to potential novel therapeutics aiming to alleviate symptoms and improve patient outcomes.


Correlation Enhanced Distribution Adaptation For Prediction Of Fall Risk, Ziqi Guo, Teresa Wu, Thurmon Lockhart, Rahul Soangra, Hyunsoo Yoon 2024 The State University of New York at Binghamton

Correlation Enhanced Distribution Adaptation For Prediction Of Fall Risk, Ziqi Guo, Teresa Wu, Thurmon Lockhart, Rahul Soangra, Hyunsoo Yoon

Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research

With technological advancements in diagnostic imaging, smart sensing, and wearables, a multitude of heterogeneous sources or modalities are available to proactively monitor the health of the elderly. Due to the increasing risks of falls among older adults, an early diagnosis tool is crucial to prevent future falls. However, during the early stage of diagnosis, there is often limited or no labeled data (expert-confirmed diagnostic information) available in the target domain (new cohort) to determine the proper treatment for older adults. Instead, there are multiple related but non-identical domain data with labels from the existing cohort or different institutions. Integrating different …


Classification Of Colorectal Cancer Using Resnet And Efficientnet Models, Abhishek Ranjan, Priyanshu Srivastva, B Prabadevi, R Sivakumar, Rahul Soangra, Shamala K. Subramaniam 2024 Vellore Institute of Technology

Classification Of Colorectal Cancer Using Resnet And Efficientnet Models, Abhishek Ranjan, Priyanshu Srivastva, B Prabadevi, R Sivakumar, Rahul Soangra, Shamala K. Subramaniam

Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research

Introduction:

Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases from children to elderly adults. This will be deadly if not detected at an earlier stage of the cancerous cell formation, thereby increasing the mortality rate. One such cancer is colorectal cancer, caused due to abnormal growth in the rectum or colon. Early screening of colorectal cancer helps to identify these abnormal growth and can exterminate them before they turn into cancerous cells.

Aim:

Therefore, this study aims to develop a robust and efficient classification system for colorectal cancer through Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) on histological images.

Methods:

Despite challenges in …


Meta Narrative Review Of Programmed Cell Death Protein 1 And Programmed Cell Death Protein Ligand 1 As A Diagnostic Tool For Pancreatic Cancer And Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Utilizing Immunohistochemical Staining., Anastasja Kraft, Yosan Embarfrash, Minh Nguyen, Damon Bendolph 2024 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Meta Narrative Review Of Programmed Cell Death Protein 1 And Programmed Cell Death Protein Ligand 1 As A Diagnostic Tool For Pancreatic Cancer And Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Utilizing Immunohistochemical Staining., Anastasja Kraft, Yosan Embarfrash, Minh Nguyen, Damon Bendolph

Research Methods Poster Session 2024

No abstract provided.


Utilizing Ai Integrated Neuroimaging Technology To Expand Upon Machine Learning In Positron Emission Tomography Technology With The Aim Of Detecting Amyloid Beta Biomarkers Early In The Onset Of Alzheimer's., Ethan S. Terman 2024 Virginia Commonwealth University

Utilizing Ai Integrated Neuroimaging Technology To Expand Upon Machine Learning In Positron Emission Tomography Technology With The Aim Of Detecting Amyloid Beta Biomarkers Early In The Onset Of Alzheimer's., Ethan S. Terman

Undergraduate Research Posters

Early intervention in Alzheimer's is vital for treatment. The earlier a professional can detect symptoms and make a diagnosis the earlier a prognosis can be implemented. With the prevalence of data in our day-to-day world combined with Artificial intelligence (AI), utilizing both for machine learning can pave the way for more accurate and efficient detection of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. AI combined with Machine learning (ML) increases diagnostic efficiency and reduces human errors, making it a valuable resource for physicians and clinicians alike. With the increasing amount of data processing and image interpretation required, the ability to use AI …


Reducing Food Scarcity: The Benefits Of Urban Farming, S.A. Claudell, Emilio Mejia 2023 Brigham Young University

Reducing Food Scarcity: The Benefits Of Urban Farming, S.A. Claudell, Emilio Mejia

Journal of Nonprofit Innovation

Urban farming can enhance the lives of communities and help reduce food scarcity. This paper presents a conceptual prototype of an efficient urban farming community that can be scaled for a single apartment building or an entire community across all global geoeconomics regions, including densely populated cities and rural, developing towns and communities. When deployed in coordination with smart crop choices, local farm support, and efficient transportation then the result isn’t just sustainability, but also increasing fresh produce accessibility, optimizing nutritional value, eliminating the use of ‘forever chemicals’, reducing transportation costs, and fostering global environmental benefits.

Imagine Doris, who is …


Glaucoma Neovascular, Una De Las Consecuencias De La Oclusión De La Vena Central De La Retina, Nicol Daniela Jiménez Rojas 2023 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Glaucoma Neovascular, Una De Las Consecuencias De La Oclusión De La Vena Central De La Retina, Nicol Daniela Jiménez Rojas

Ciencia y Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular

Objetivo. Estudiar y describir la relación entre la oclusión de la vena central de la retina y el glaucoma neovascular, su etiología, epidemiología, fisiopatología, factores de riesgo, presentación clínica y tratamientos. Metodología. Revisión de la literatura acerca del glaucoma neovascular secundario a oclusión de la vena central de la retina, tomando artículos comprendidos entre 2014 y 2022, con criterios de exclusión artículos de series de casos. Resultados. El glaucoma neovascular (GNV) es una afectación patológica ocular, secundaria a una afección ocular y/o sistémica hipóxica que conduce a isquemia retiniana, dentro de las etiologías más comunes (33 %) se encuentra la …


Impacto De La Pandemia Por Covid-19 En La Decisión De Los Pacientes Sometidos A Cirugía Refractiva En Una Institución Privada En Bogotá, Colombia, Juliana Palacio Varona, Brian Pérez Riaño, María Paula Castro Mora, María Andrea Estevez Florez, Luis Guillermo Isaza Gómez, Diana V. Rey-Rodríguez 2023 Universidad El Bosque

Impacto De La Pandemia Por Covid-19 En La Decisión De Los Pacientes Sometidos A Cirugía Refractiva En Una Institución Privada En Bogotá, Colombia, Juliana Palacio Varona, Brian Pérez Riaño, María Paula Castro Mora, María Andrea Estevez Florez, Luis Guillermo Isaza Gómez, Diana V. Rey-Rodríguez

Ciencia y Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular

En el 2020, durante la pandemia por covid-19, disminuyeron los procedimientos en los centros de cirugía refractiva, pero resurgieron para octubre de ese mismo año, ya que aumentaron un 4 % en comparación con el 2019. Existe una información limitada sobre el impacto de la pandemia en la realización de cirugías y la razón que obedece a dicho aumento. Objetivo: identificar el efecto de la pandemia por covid-19 en la cirugía refractiva mediante la delimitación de las principales motivaciones para la realización del procedimiento. Métodos: estudio descriptivo observacional de corte transversal, por medio de la respuesta de un cuestionario sobre …


Prevalencia De Astenopia En Niños Escolares De 6 A 17 Años, Por El Uso De Pantallas Digitales Durante La Pandemia Por Covid-19 (2020-2022): Revisión Sistemática, Jenny Paola Acosta Castellanos, Nancy Piedad Molina-Montoya 2023 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Prevalencia De Astenopia En Niños Escolares De 6 A 17 Años, Por El Uso De Pantallas Digitales Durante La Pandemia Por Covid-19 (2020-2022): Revisión Sistemática, Jenny Paola Acosta Castellanos, Nancy Piedad Molina-Montoya

Ciencia y Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular

Introducción: El uso de dispositivos electrónicos es primordial en la vida cotidiana a nivel mundial y gracias a la emergencia sanitaria por COVID-19 se incrementó, obligando a los estudiantes a tomar clases virtuales, y esto aumento la prevalencia de astenopia. Objetivo General: Determinar la prevalencia de astenopia reportada por la literatura en niños escolares de 6 a 17 años, por el uso de pantallas digitales durante la pandemia por COVID-19. Método de Investigación: Se realizo una revisión sistemática cualitativa mediante la pregunta PECO; la búsqueda bibliográfica de realizo en bases las bases de datos, con ecuaciones construidas con palabras clave …


Art Of Aging – A Portraiture Study, Alaina Mann 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Art Of Aging – A Portraiture Study, Alaina Mann

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The process of aging can be viewed through different lenses within our society. In the past, scientists and medical professionals performed various studies to better understand and analyze different facets of aging, medicine, and health in general. Historically the arts have reflected multiple aspects of medicine and treatments while more recently, the arts have been used in a research capacity to provide different ways to represent illness, suffering, and care. This study used art-based research methods and portraiture to gather qualitative observations on the older populations within our community. Data collected included drawings, a field journal, and interviews. This study …


An Investigation Of Match For Lossless Video Compression, Brittany Sullivan-Reicks 2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An Investigation Of Match For Lossless Video Compression, Brittany Sullivan-Reicks

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

A new lossless video compression technique, Match, is investigated. Match uses the similarity between the frames of a video or the slices of medical images to find a prediction for the current pixel. A portion of the previous frame is searched to find a matching context, which is the pixels surrounding the current pixel, within some distance centered on the current location. The best distance to use for each dataset is found experimentally. The matching context refers to the neighborhood of w, nw, n, and ne, where the pixel in the previous frame with the closest matching context becomes the …


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