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Building Up Cal Poly Global Brigades Student Group: Reflections On Designing And Implementing One Undergraduate-Led Community Info Session, Caroline Nicole Smith, Jafra D. Thomas 2023 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Building Up Cal Poly Global Brigades Student Group: Reflections On Designing And Implementing One Undergraduate-Led Community Info Session, Caroline Nicole Smith, Jafra D. Thomas

Kinesiology and Public Health

Intro: Global Brigades, an international non-profit organization, trains college students and other pre-professionals in community-based health promotion by mobilizing community service trips around the world, which are taught and led by local community groups. Cal Poly’s Global Brigades student group was founded in 2018, and thus far, they have carried out three annual, medically-focused brigades to Honduras (two in-person, one virtual).

Purpose: The aim of this report is to present the findings of one experiential senior project to promote Cal Poly’s Global Brigades student group[1] (conducted January to March 2023).

Methods: The student designed material for …


Post-Activation Potentiation For Firefighter Daily Preparedness, Nick Curtis 2023 Concordia University St. Paul

Post-Activation Potentiation For Firefighter Daily Preparedness, Nick Curtis

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Firefighters commonly face dangers that call upon numerous energy systems to achieve fireground objectives. If firefighters could be put in a state of greater physical activation, then it may be possible to achieve better outcomes regarding speed and safety of objective completion. Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a possible mechanism for achieving this readiness state that translates to firefighter activity. This paper is going to investigate whether a low volume, but high-power exercise routine will reduce time to completion of fireground simulating tasks such as a stair climb, charged hose line advance, and victim drag. Pre-intervention data will be collected before …


A Global Federated Real-World Data And Analytics Platform For Research, Matvey B. Palchuk, Jack W. London, David Perez-Rey, Zuzanna J. Drebert, Jessamine P. Winer-Jones, Courtney N. Thompson, John Esposito, Brecht Claerhout 2023 Thomas Jefferson University

A Global Federated Real-World Data And Analytics Platform For Research, Matvey B. Palchuk, Jack W. London, David Perez-Rey, Zuzanna J. Drebert, Jessamine P. Winer-Jones, Courtney N. Thompson, John Esposito, Brecht Claerhout

Kimmel Cancer Center Papers, Presentations, and Grand Rounds

Objective

This article describes a scalable, performant, sustainable global network of electronic health record data for biomedical and clinical research. Materials and Methods

TriNetX has created a technology platform characterized by a conservative security and governance model that facilitates collaboration and cooperation between industry participants, such as pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations, and academic and community-based healthcare organizations (HCOs). HCOs participate on the network in return for access to a suite of analytics capabilities, large networks of de-identified data, and more sponsored trial opportunities. Industry participants provide the financial resources to support, expand, and improve the technology platform in …


Medical Interpreters' Work Impact On Their Lives: Understanding Medical Interpreters' Work Experience, Nicholas M. Herrarte Smith 2023 James Madison University

Medical Interpreters' Work Impact On Their Lives: Understanding Medical Interpreters' Work Experience, Nicholas M. Herrarte Smith

Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

Medical interpreters in the US are crucial health workers that specialize in facilitating communication between non-English-speaking patients and English medical professionals. Although much research has been done regarding the positive impact of professional medical interpreters on LEP (limited English proficient) patients' health, it is less known how medical interpreters’ lives are impacted in this line of work. Thus, this study was aimed at gaining a better understanding on the impact that this line of work has on the lives of medical interpreters. For this study, a survey was created with questions regarding demographics, interpretation’s certification process, interpreter’s satisfaction/experience, and mental …


Referral Triage To Improve Neurology Access, Melinda Mata 2023 University of New Mexico, College of Nursing

Referral Triage To Improve Neurology Access, Melinda Mata

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

The demand for neurology consultation far outweighs the number of specialists, thus causing long wait-times for consultation. Other contributing factors to obtaining timely consultation include, quality of information sent with the referral, insurance authorization, triage process, and appointment availability. This retrospective quality improvement study explored the effects of a referral triage process on reducing appointment wait time. All referrals were sent to one fax number and a new standard referral and triage process was implemented with specific operators with defined roles and responsibilities. The initial results following intervention implementation did not show improvement in wait times. Comparing the new triage …


Effect Of Skin Microbiota On Acne, Chloe A. Biggs 2023 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Effect Of Skin Microbiota On Acne, Chloe A. Biggs

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Pandemic Review: South Los Angeles, Madeline Carmella Acosta 2023 Whittier College

Pandemic Review: South Los Angeles, Madeline Carmella Acosta

Whittier Scholars Program

IMPORTANCE The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened the discussion on social inequality and vulnerabilities of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. The understanding is that inequality is a multifaceted issue that stems from the historical mistreatment of BIPOC individuals—their sociodemographic and economic backgrounds are at the most risk in population studies. Many predictors of contracting COVID-19 included employment status (ability to work from home), education level, income (wealth), and housing conditions (environment) (Rozenfeld et al., 2020). Contracting COVID-19 in South Los Angeles was more likely to happen among those from racial and ethnic minorities and those living in …


Prefrontal Activation During Inhibition Of A Balance Recovery Step, Ezinne Abugu 2023 Utah State University

Prefrontal Activation During Inhibition Of A Balance Recovery Step, Ezinne Abugu

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023

The ability to quickly step is an important strategy to avoid a fall. However, real-world settings often constrain a stepping path. Such constraints necessitate response inhibition to prevent an inappropriate step and select a new course of action to ultimately recover balance. The present study investigated neural mechanisms that underlie this ability to stop a highly automatic balance recovery step. In the field of cognitive neuroscience, response inhibition has typically been researched using focal hand reaction tasks performed by seated participants. This approach combined with neuroimaging has revealed a neural stopping network, which includes the right Inferior Frontal Gyrus (right …


Storytelling At Board Meetings: A Case Study Of Co-Developing Recommendations, Dawn Richards, Kimberly Strain, Lisa Hawthornthwaite, Isabel Jordan, Carol Fancott 2023 Five02 Labs Inc

Storytelling At Board Meetings: A Case Study Of Co-Developing Recommendations, Dawn Richards, Kimberly Strain, Lisa Hawthornthwaite, Isabel Jordan, Carol Fancott

Patient Experience Journal

In healthcare, stories shared by patients often provide details and insights into experiences of illness and care. Stories are a way to educate healthcare providers and others to improve care and systems to become more patient and family centred and to better meet patients’ needs and priorities. Telling stories may bring benefits to both storytellers and audience members but also presents risks of harm. A reflective storytelling practice aims to honor stories and storytellers by ensuring there is time to prepare, reflect, learn, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with the storyteller to explore what went well and where there …


Book Review: The Paradox Of The Immune System: Protection, Chronic Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease, Cancer, And Pandemics, Lourdes A. Fortepiani, MD, PhD 2023 University of the Incarnate Word

Book Review: The Paradox Of The Immune System: Protection, Chronic Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease, Cancer, And Pandemics, Lourdes A. Fortepiani, Md, Phd

Optometric Clinical Practice

Book Review:

Pandemics, Artificial Intelligence, Optometrists, COVID-19, Immune System Diseases, inflammation


Limitations Of Telemedicine Vs. Face-To-Face Eye Examination In A Patient With New Headaches, Joseph Hallak, OD, Danielle Kalberer, OD 2023 Northport VAMC, Private Practice

Limitations Of Telemedicine Vs. Face-To-Face Eye Examination In A Patient With New Headaches, Joseph Hallak, Od, Danielle Kalberer, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: During the emergence and rise of COVID-19, precaution directives and limitations on in-person eye examinations re-routed a significant portion of care to telemedicine and virtual modalities. While these technologies allowed for healthcare communications that otherwise could not occur during such trying times, there are major limitations to these sanctioned applications. This report will present a seemingly benign case that could have easily been re-routed from an in-person examination to a telemedicine version due to the patient’s seemingly “routine” vision complaints.

Case Report: A 50-year-old male patient contacted the eye clinic with a complaint of a minor, new, unexplained headache …


Lyme Disease Neuroretinitis: A Case Report And Review Of Immunologic Workup, Michael Wingard, OD, Jeffery Curry, OD, Jeffrey L. Weaver, OD, MS 2023 Veterans Administration Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System

Lyme Disease Neuroretinitis: A Case Report And Review Of Immunologic Workup, Michael Wingard, Od, Jeffery Curry, Od, Jeffrey L. Weaver, Od, Ms

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterial spirochete of the borrelia genus. The human vector is from a tick bite by an infected tick of the ixodes genus, commonly referred to as the deer tick or black legged tick. The incidence of Lyme disease is increasing in the United States. Once infected, Lyme disease manifestations usually depend on the stage of infection with late stage infection often causing debilitating illness.1

Case Report: Neuroborreliosis refers to borrelia, causing neurological infection and can occur as acute or late manifestation of Lyme disease. Neuroretinitis is a rare …


Ocular Manifestations Of Septo-Optic Dysplasia, Rena Cappelli, OD, Tiffany Tucker Christiansen, OD, Danielle Vance Taylor, OD 2023 North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

Ocular Manifestations Of Septo-Optic Dysplasia, Rena Cappelli, Od, Tiffany Tucker Christiansen, Od, Danielle Vance Taylor, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) is a congenital deformity of the brain which can result in neurologic, systemic, and physical malformation.Due to the proximity of these deformities to the optic chiasm and optic nerves, ocular manifestations are common.

Case Report: A 28-year-old male with a long-standing history of reduced vision presented for a routine eye examination. Upon examination he was found to have an afferent pupillary defect, bilateral optic nerve pallor with corresponding nerve fiber layer thinning by optical coherence tomography. Humphrey visual field testing revealed a bi-temporal visual field defect. Neurological imaging was obtained with a subsequent diagnosis …


Multimodal Imaging Reveals Bilateral Idiopathic Multiple Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachments: A Case Report, Diana H. Ho, OD, Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, Patricia C. Sanchez-Diaz, DVM, PhD, Stephanie Schmiedecke-Barbieri, OD, Alexandra Zuercher, OD 2023 University of the Incarnate Word

Multimodal Imaging Reveals Bilateral Idiopathic Multiple Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachments: A Case Report, Diana H. Ho, Od, Joseph J. Pizzimenti, Od, Patricia C. Sanchez-Diaz, Dvm, Phd, Stephanie Schmiedecke-Barbieri, Od, Alexandra Zuercher, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Retinal pigment epithelial detachment (RPED) is a nonspecific finding that is common in several ocular diseases; however, cases of bilateral idiopathic multiple RPEDs are rare. Less than 50 cases have been reported to date. Bilateral multiple RPEDs are usually idiopathic and benign in nature but can infrequently be associated with various ocular and systemic diseases, including central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). The potential role of genetic factors in this condition remains elusive. We present a case where multimodal imaging assisted in revealing the diagnosis as well as discuss the potential implications of some of the genetic findings for this …


Acute Syphilitic Posterior Placoid Chorioretinitis; A Case Report And Review, Kristin Wilson, OD, Amy Garbo Maxey, OD 2023 Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Acute Syphilitic Posterior Placoid Chorioretinitis; A Case Report And Review, Kristin Wilson, Od, Amy Garbo Maxey, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinopathy (ASPPC) is a rare but defining characteristic of ocular syphilis. Clinical findings are subtle, geographic, yellowish, macular lesions, affecting the outer-retina and inner choroid, and often associated with subretinal fluid in the early phase. This case report will review the clinical signs of ASPPC to aid the practitioner in identification and recognition of its clinical importance as it relates to early diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

Case Report: A 79-year-old African American male presented to clinic with a chief complaint of blur in the right eye for the past two days. Spectral Domain Optical Coherence …


Optic Disc Drusen Resulting In Disqualifying Field Loss, Robert C. Binkley, OD 2023 Department of Veterans Affairs, Northern Indiana Healtcare System

Optic Disc Drusen Resulting In Disqualifying Field Loss, Robert C. Binkley, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Optic nerve (or disc) drusen is the presence of hyaline bodies at the optic nerve head. The drusen may be visible upon funduscopic examination or may present as buried. Timely diagnosis and responsible imaging may help inform the patient of the potential for future concerns. The long-term prognosis is good for most patients, however, they may experience progressive peripheral vision loss that may reduce the patient’s quality of life. Neuroprotective options have previously been discussed with minimal clinical effectiveness, however, new medications may aid in future treatment.

Case Report: A patient presenting with mild and slowly progressing vision loss …


You Can Lead A Horse To Water, Paul B. Freeman, OD 2023 University of the Incarnate Word

You Can Lead A Horse To Water, Paul B. Freeman, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Letter from the Editor


Hipaa Vs. Medical Research: Improving Patient Care Through Integration Of Data Privacy And Data Access, Katherine D'Ordine 2023 Bryant University

Hipaa Vs. Medical Research: Improving Patient Care Through Integration Of Data Privacy And Data Access, Katherine D'Ordine

Honors Projects in Data Science

The purpose of this research is to understand the current relationship between data access and data privacy in the health care industry and attempt to find a way that important health care research can still be conducted amidst HIPAA regulations. There is a lack of extensive research on the impacts of data privacy on health care research due to access regulations, so a survey was created regarding current data processes and recommendations for creating a healthier relationship between privacy and access for research. It was distributed to anyone in health care, analytics, or research to get a variety of perspectives. …


Does Insulin Resistance (Ir) Have An Impact On The Reproductive And Fertility Potential In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Pcos) Women? : Review Article, Muhjah Falah Hassan, Mufedah Ali Jawad, Rabab Zahir Al-yasiry 2023 Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Kerbala University/Iraq

Does Insulin Resistance (Ir) Have An Impact On The Reproductive And Fertility Potential In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Pcos) Women? : Review Article, Muhjah Falah Hassan, Mufedah Ali Jawad, Rabab Zahir Al-Yasiry

Maaen Journal for Medical Sciences

Backgrounds: Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine and reproductive disorder in the reproductive-age women. Among the pathological changes that are responsible for the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hyperinsulinemia due to increased insulin resistance (IR) is common and usually associated with a higher rate of ovulatory dysfunction and sub-fertility. In addition, those women have poor quality oocytes with low fertilization capability and poor quality embryos. So, insulin has a role in the reproductive function and fertility potential of reproductive age women. Conclusion: Females with PCOS usually exhibit an extreme difficulty in achieving either a successful spontaneous or …


Pre-Transplant Evaluation Period Efficiency Through The Use Of An Electronic Scheduling Template, Christy Dawn Byrd 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Pre-Transplant Evaluation Period Efficiency Through The Use Of An Electronic Scheduling Template, Christy Dawn Byrd

Student Scholarly Projects

Practice Problem: Candidacy for transplant evaluation is a complex and lengthy evaluation process. Delays in National Organ Registry have significant unfavorable impacts on patient outcomes as 22 people a day die awaiting a lifesaving treatment. Operational efficiencies can improve the pre-transplant evaluation period and significantly improve patient outcomes.

PICOT: In an outpatient transplant clinic (P), will leveraging an evidence-based scheduling template (I) compared to the current practice of first available appointment (C) reduce the evaluation period by 66% from a 3–4-week evaluation to a 1-week evaluation resulting in expedited listing on the National Organ Registry (O), when applied over …


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