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Efficacy Of Concentrated Growth Factor Membrane Versus Collagen Membrane In Treating Gingival Recession, Shazneen Kandawalla 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Efficacy Of Concentrated Growth Factor Membrane Versus Collagen Membrane In Treating Gingival Recession, Shazneen Kandawalla

Annual Research Symposium

Creating a beautiful smile has always been a cornerstone of dental practice. Gingival recession, characterized by a downward shift of the gum line, causing uneven gum margins and an unattractive appearance.

The Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) technique, introduced by Zadeh in 2011, offers an innovative solution for root coverage. Concentrated Growth Factor Membrane (CGF) further enhances dental repair.


Spatial Analysis Of Maxillary Central Incisors In Relation To The Nasopalatine Canal And Surrounding Alveolar Bone, Harnoor Dhillon 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Spatial Analysis Of Maxillary Central Incisors In Relation To The Nasopalatine Canal And Surrounding Alveolar Bone, Harnoor Dhillon

Annual Research Symposium

The use of mini-implants in orthodontics has enabled greater retraction of incisors than previously achievable. This change underscores the need to understand how incisors relate to the alveolar bone and nasopalatine canal. The varying labiolingual inclination of incisors during orthodontic treatments may influence these anatomical relationships. Our study aimed to assess the spatial relationship between maxillary central incisors and the surrounding alveolar bone and nasopalatine canal.


Implementation Of Best Practice When Collecting Blood Cultures In The Emergency Department (Ed), Parker Grossman 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Implementation Of Best Practice When Collecting Blood Cultures In The Emergency Department (Ed), Parker Grossman

Annual Research Symposium

The purpose of this study is to compare blood culture contamination rates in the ED before and after educational in-services on best practice.


Photodynamic Therapy Effects In The Treatment Of Residual Periodontal Pockets, Kade Janes 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Photodynamic Therapy Effects In The Treatment Of Residual Periodontal Pockets, Kade Janes

Annual Research Symposium

This systematic review examined the adjunctive effect of photodynamic therapy to treat residual pockets.


Detection And Relative Quantitation Of Changes In Gene Expression Of Hippo Proteins In Doxorubicin-Exposed Human Cells By Rt-Qpcr, Lillian Fleisher, Tricia Domingo, Christopher So, Stephen Lee 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Detection And Relative Quantitation Of Changes In Gene Expression Of Hippo Proteins In Doxorubicin-Exposed Human Cells By Rt-Qpcr, Lillian Fleisher, Tricia Domingo, Christopher So, Stephen Lee

Annual Research Symposium

The HIPPO signaling pathway plays a key role in cell proliferation and tumor suppression. It consists of serine/threonine kinase cascades, including MST1/2, LATS1/2, YAP, and TAZ. When the HIPPO pathway is activated, gene expression is altered. Dysfunction of the activity of this cascade may contribute to cancer development and chemoresistance. FAT4 is an intracellular protein that may regulate the HIPPO signaling. The purpose of this study is to determine the relative changes of mRNA of the HIPPO pathway members and FAT4 in doxorubicin-treated and vehicle-treated in vitro cell lines.


Referral Patterns Of Neonatal Healthcare Professionals For Cleft Lip And Palate Patients, Alyssa Morrow 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Referral Patterns Of Neonatal Healthcare Professionals For Cleft Lip And Palate Patients, Alyssa Morrow

Annual Research Symposium

Cleft Lip and Palate patients are some of the most vulnerable and complex orthodontic patients. They face a myriad of health challenges including psychological, nutritional, auditory, speech, airway, skeletal, and dental. Ideal comprehensive treatment for CLP patients is provided via multidisciplinary teams of healthcare providers. However, there is currently limited access to proper multidisciplinary care for CLP patients in the US, partly due to lack of education regarding available resources. For the most effective treatment and optimal outcomes, it is essential that coordinated care starts at birth and that parental education begins as soon as CLP is detected in utero. …


Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Stewardship For Healthcare Providers At Urgent Care Clinics, Helen T. Adewole 2024 Abilene Christian University

Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Stewardship For Healthcare Providers At Urgent Care Clinics, Helen T. Adewole

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Antibiotics have revolutionized modern medicine; however, the overuse in urgent care and primary care significantly contributes to the global burden of infections resistant to available antimicrobial medicines. Approximately 30% of the antimicrobials prescribed in acute care settings are unnecessary. Patient demand for antibiotics has seemingly skyrocketed following the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Practitioners must be knowledgeable about antibiotic stewardship initiatives, such as the wait-and-see approach, to reduce antibiotic overuse and improve the trajectory of antibiotic resistance and patient health outcomes. The gap in practice was the limited awareness of scientific evidence-based tools to partner with patients and improve antibiotic prescription patterns. …


Sports-Related Concussion Management And Guideline Awareness In The Primary Care Setting, Stephanie K. Eble, Oleksandra Pashchenko, William Patterson, Christina T. Holt, William Dexter, Kristine Karlson 2024 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover NH

Sports-Related Concussion Management And Guideline Awareness In The Primary Care Setting, Stephanie K. Eble, Oleksandra Pashchenko, William Patterson, Christina T. Holt, William Dexter, Kristine Karlson

Journal of Maine Medical Center

No abstract provided.


Cases From A Community Hospital…Jchimp Series #2: 66-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Painful Rashes And Oral Ulcerations, Fatima Halilu, Jing Wu, Joseph Fuscaldo, Nathan Dunsmore, Zain Syed, Pauline Daley 2024 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Cases From A Community Hospital…Jchimp Series #2: 66-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Painful Rashes And Oral Ulcerations, Fatima Halilu, Jing Wu, Joseph Fuscaldo, Nathan Dunsmore, Zain Syed, Pauline Daley

Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives

This is part of a series of case reports detailing scenarios from our community hospital. The cases are selected to feature clinical dilemmas, provide a review on what is currently known about the topic with expert perspective. A 66-year-old black man presented to the primary care clinic with his fourth episode of generalized painful rash and oral ulcerations without a diagnosis despite two emergency room (ED) visits alongside doxycycline treatment. Symptoms interfered with daily activities with skin exam notable for widespread erythematous patches and plaques. In office biopsies were obtained with final diagnosis of erythema multiforme. Etiologic workup revealed positive …


Contextualizing The Revised Patient Perception Of Patient-Centeredness (Pppc-R) Scale In Primary Healthcare Settings: A Validity And Reliability Evaluation Study, Yiyuan Cai, Pengfei Guo, Jiong Tu, Mengyao Hu, Lingrui Liu, Bridget L Ryan, Jing Liao, Rubee Dev, Yiran Li, Tianyu Huang, Ruilin Wang, Li Kuang, Ruonan Huang, Xinfang Li, Edmundo Roberto Melipillán, Shuaixiang Zhao, Wenjun He, Xiaohui Wang, Nan Zhang, Dong Roman Xu 2024 The Texas Medical Center Library

Contextualizing The Revised Patient Perception Of Patient-Centeredness (Pppc-R) Scale In Primary Healthcare Settings: A Validity And Reliability Evaluation Study, Yiyuan Cai, Pengfei Guo, Jiong Tu, Mengyao Hu, Lingrui Liu, Bridget L Ryan, Jing Liao, Rubee Dev, Yiran Li, Tianyu Huang, Ruilin Wang, Li Kuang, Ruonan Huang, Xinfang Li, Edmundo Roberto Melipillán, Shuaixiang Zhao, Wenjun He, Xiaohui Wang, Nan Zhang, Dong Roman Xu

Journal Articles

BACKGROUND: An English version of the Patient Perception of Patient-Centeredness (PPPC) scale was recently revised, and it is necessary to test this instrument in different primary care populations.

AIM: This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of a Chinese version of the PPPC scale.

DESIGN: A mixed method was used in this study. The Delphi method was used to collect qualitative and quantitative data to address the content validity of the PPPC scale by calculating the Content Validity Index, Content Validity Ratio, the adjusted Kappa, and the Item Impact Score. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory factor analysis …


Comparison Of Pre And Post Foley Catheter Bishop’S Score: A Retrospective Record Review At Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan, Ayesha Malik, Sheikh Irfan Ahmed, Farheen Yousuf, Azra Amerjee, Sumaira Naz, Safna Naozer Virji Safna Naozer Virji 2024 Aga Khan University

Comparison Of Pre And Post Foley Catheter Bishop’S Score: A Retrospective Record Review At Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan, Ayesha Malik, Sheikh Irfan Ahmed, Farheen Yousuf, Azra Amerjee, Sumaira Naz, Safna Naozer Virji Safna Naozer Virji

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Objective: To compare pre and post Foley's catheter Bishop Score during labour induction.
Methods: This study was a retrospective study conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan after approval from ethical review board. All women who underwent induction of labour with Foley's Catheter at gestation of 37 weeks or more from September 2014-October 2015 were included. Data was entered and analyzed in Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 19.0. The comparison between pre and post Foley's catheter Bishop Score during labour induction will be calculated by Wilcoxon sign test.
Results: There were 981 cases of inductions of …


Addressing Antifungal Resistance: Using Boric Acid Suppositories For The Treatment Of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Isabel Goodrich 2024 University of Vermont

Addressing Antifungal Resistance: Using Boric Acid Suppositories For The Treatment Of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Isabel Goodrich

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Antifungal resistance poses a growing challenge in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), necessitating innovative approaches for effective management. This community health project investigates the efficacy of boric acid as an alternative treatment for VVC, particularly in the context of antifungal resistance. Employing a mixed-methods approach, this study integrates interventions aimed at healthcare providers and patients alike.

Firstly, a targeted in-person presentation was delivered to family medicine residents, focusing on the use of boric acid in VVC treatment and its potential impact on addressing antifungal resistance.

Secondly, a patient informational pamphlet was developed, providing comprehensive guidance on safe utilization of …


Management Of Extracranial Schwannomas In Head And Neck Region - An Observational Study, Sambit Shubham Behera, Krishna Arpita Sahoo, Chinmaya Sundar Ray, Shreyas V, Nandigam Nithin Kumar 2024 SCB MEDICAL COLLEGE

Management Of Extracranial Schwannomas In Head And Neck Region - An Observational Study, Sambit Shubham Behera, Krishna Arpita Sahoo, Chinmaya Sundar Ray, Shreyas V, Nandigam Nithin Kumar

Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine

ABSTRACT

Background: Schwannomas, benign tumors arising from Schwann cells, often manifest as slow-growing lesions in the peripheral nerve sheath. While typically asymptomatic, they can affect cranial and peripheral nerves. Surgical excision is the primary treatment, but preserving nerve function poses challenges.

Methods: This retrospective study analyzed 12 cases of benign head and neck schwannomas diagnosed at Department of ENT, SCB Medical College, Orissa, India between 2021 and 2023. Data encompassed patient demographics, tumor characteristics, diagnostic methods, surgical approaches, histopathology, and follow-up outcomes. Pre-operative investigations included Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Ultrasonography, and imaging.

Results: Predominantly middle-aged and male patients presented with …


Expanding Awareness Of Tbi Resources In The North Country, Nicholas W. Krant 2024 University of Vermont

Expanding Awareness Of Tbi Resources In The North Country, Nicholas W. Krant

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Disability, emotional dysregulation and financial stress are only some of the issues that many patients who suffer TBI encounter. While resources are available to alleviate some of these burdens on patients who suffer TBI in New York's North Country, patients often struggle to find these resources. This project endeavors to create a resource for patients, family members and practitioners to find available resources.


Common Skin Rashes, Jennifer Chen 2024 University of Vermont

Common Skin Rashes, Jennifer Chen

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Common Skin rashes


A Pamphlet On Housing And Food Insecurity Resources In Burlington, Zachary Kramer 2024 The University of Vermont

A Pamphlet On Housing And Food Insecurity Resources In Burlington, Zachary Kramer

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

A pamphlet consolidating the most used and current resources for housing and food insecurity in Burlington Vermont in the spring of 2024. I collected the list from social workers at my clinic, as well as several unhoused members of the Burlington community. I also corresponded with a provider at the Community Health Center of Burlington who said that information on safe sharps disposal would be useful, so I created instructions on how to safely dispose sharps on the street.


Quality Improvement Of X-Ray Imaging For Unspecified Chronic Knee Pain And Suspected Knee Osteoarthritis In The Primary Care Setting, Ty E. Bever 2024 The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont

Quality Improvement Of X-Ray Imaging For Unspecified Chronic Knee Pain And Suspected Knee Osteoarthritis In The Primary Care Setting, Ty E. Bever

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Although a comprehensive history and physical exam are the mainstays of initial evaluation, plain X-rays are clinically indicated for chronic knee pain of greater than 6 weeks duration and acute traumatic pain in patients who meet specific evidence-based criteria, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). However, there remains significant variation in what radiographic protocols are used in clinical practice, specifically in terms of what radiographic views are ordered and whether the imaging is performed with the patient weight-bearing (WB) or non-weight-bearing (NWB). In fact, several studies have shown that non-weight-bearing knee radiographs are frequently ordered by general …


Improving Nutrition Education And Access To Healthy Food For Low-Income Mainers, Jessica Wyn 2024 University of Vermont

Improving Nutrition Education And Access To Healthy Food For Low-Income Mainers, Jessica Wyn

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Many people in Androscoggin county are not able to consistently achieve a diet with the recommended food variety for improving health. Adequate nutrition for improving health outcomes requires access to healthy food at affordable prices, health literacy regarding diet and nutrition concepts, and the skills and access to equipment required to prepare and store food. A lack of resources in any one of these areas can limit a person’s ability to engage in a healthy diet, which increases their risk of developing preventable non-communicable diseases later in life.


Empowering Burlington's Unhoused: Discovering Community Resources And Insights, Dario Vanegas 2024 The University of Vermont

Empowering Burlington's Unhoused: Discovering Community Resources And Insights, Dario Vanegas

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

No abstract provided.


Barriers For Patients With Limited English Proficiency On The Usage Of The Electronic Patient Portal, Sofia Toro Alvarez 2024 University of Vermont

Barriers For Patients With Limited English Proficiency On The Usage Of The Electronic Patient Portal, Sofia Toro Alvarez

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

99.7% of Vermont’s new incoming residents over the last 10 years were Hispanic, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian or Native Hawaiian, however, despite Vermont’s growing diversity, inequities in all fields, including healthcare, continue to affect minorities the most. At Colchester Family Medicine, 6% of patients have limited English proficiency (LEP) and over 10 languages are spoken by this patient population. While interpretation services are often readily available during these patient’s visits, communication before or after their visit is challenging. The electronic patient portal is one of the main resources for patients to not only stay in touch with …


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