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Apparent Dual Reciprocal Fatal Trauma In Two Raptors, S Boone, Richard Gerhold Jr., M Keel 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Apparent Dual Reciprocal Fatal Trauma In Two Raptors, S Boone, Richard Gerhold Jr., M Keel

Richard W. Gerhold Jr., DVM, MS, PhD

No abstract provided.


Detection Of Human Papillomavirus Dna In Feline Premalignant And Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Sarah O'Neill, Kim Newkirk, Eman Anis, Rupal Brahmbhatt, Linda Frank, Stephen Kania 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Detection Of Human Papillomavirus Dna In Feline Premalignant And Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Sarah O'Neill, Kim Newkirk, Eman Anis, Rupal Brahmbhatt, Linda Frank, Stephen Kania

Kim M Newkirk

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common malignant cutaneous and oral neoplasm of cats. Papillomavirus (PV) DNA has been identified in a proportion of feline Bowenoid in situ carcinomas (BISCs), cutaneous SCCs and a single oral SCC, but its exact role in the pathogenesis remains unknown. In humans, it has been suggested that ultraviolet (UV) light and human PV (HPV) may act as cofactors in cutaneous SCC carcinogenesis. Little is known about the influence of UV light on PV prevalence in feline cutaneous lesions, including actinic keratosis (AK). Additionally, PV prevalence in noncutaneous feline lesions, including oral SCC, is ...


Lessons Learned From Prodromal Research: Bringing Early Identification And Intervention In Public Health Psychiatry, Amresh Srivastava 2009 University of Western Ontario

Lessons Learned From Prodromal Research: Bringing Early Identification And Intervention In Public Health Psychiatry, Amresh Srivastava

Amresh Srivastava

Lessons learned from Prodromal research: Bringing early identification and intervention in Public Health psychiatry Amresh Shrivastava MBBS, MD, DPM, MRCPsych. a Currently: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, The University of western Ontario, & Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Physician team Leader: Early Intervention of Psychosis Program (Elgin-PEPP) Regional mental health care.St. Thomas.Ontario,Canada Executive Director , Mental Health Foundation of India (PRERANA Charitable trust) and Silver Mind Hospital, 209 Shivkripa Complex, Gokhale Road, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400 602, E Mail : amresh.edu@gmail.com Phone: 1-5196413233 Home, 1-5196318510 Office, fax 1-5196312512 word count : Abstract: 240 Text body : 6840 ...


Feline Focus-Feline Thyroid Storm: Rapid Recognition To Improve Patient Survival, M Tolbert, C Ward 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Feline Focus-Feline Thyroid Storm: Rapid Recognition To Improve Patient Survival, M Tolbert, C Ward

M Katherine Tolbert DVM, PhD, DACVIM

In human medicine, thyroid storm is a well-recognized condition of acute thyrotoxicosis in which the patient's metabolic, thermoregulatory, and cardiovascular mechanisms are overwhelmed by excessive circulating levels of thyroid hormone. The etiology is unknown, but multiple precipitating factors have been proposed. Hyperthyroid cats presenting in thyrotoxic crisis have clinical signs similar to those of human thyroid storm patients; however, thyroid storm has not yet been fully characterized in veterinary medicine. Early recognition and prompt, appropriate treatment of this life-threatening condition are essential to obtaining a favorable outcome.


Effect Of Sub-Anesthetic Xylazine And Ketamine ('Ketamine Stun') Administered To Calves Immediately Prior To Castration., J. Coetzee, R. Gehring, J. Tarus-Sang, David Anderson 2009 Kansas State University

Effect Of Sub-Anesthetic Xylazine And Ketamine ('Ketamine Stun') Administered To Calves Immediately Prior To Castration., J. Coetzee, R. Gehring, J. Tarus-Sang, David Anderson

David Edgar Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS

OBJECTIVE: To describe the pharmacokinetics, cortisol response and behavioral changes associated with administration of sub-anesthetic xylazine and ketamine prior to castration. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized experiment. ANIMALS: Twenty-two male beef calves (260-310 kg). METHODS: Calves were randomly assigned to receive the following treatment immediately prior to surgical or simulated castration; 1) uncastrated, placebo-treated control (CONT) (n=4),2) Castrated, placebo treated control (CAST) (n=6), 3) castrated with intravenous xylazine (X) (0.05 mg kg(-1)) (n=6), and 4) castrated with IV xylazine (X) (0.05 mg kg(-1) ) combined with ketamine (K) (0.1 mg kg(-1)) (n ...


Gene Therapy Rescues Cone Function In Congenital Achromatopsia, Andras Komaromy, John J. Alexander, Jessica S. Rowlan, Monique M. Garcia, Vincent Chiodo, Asli Kaya, Jacqueline C. Tanaka, Gregory M. Acland, William W. Hauswirth, Gustavo D. Aguirre 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Gene Therapy Rescues Cone Function In Congenital Achromatopsia, Andras Komaromy, John J. Alexander, Jessica S. Rowlan, Monique M. Garcia, Vincent Chiodo, Asli Kaya, Jacqueline C. Tanaka, Gregory M. Acland, William W. Hauswirth, Gustavo D. Aguirre

Gustavo D. Aguirre, VMD, PhD

The successful restoration of visual function with recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-mediated gene replacement therapy in animals and humans with an inherited disease of the retinal pigment epithelium has ushered in a new era of retinal therapeutics. For many retinal disorders, however, targeting of therapeutic vectors to mutant rods and/or cones will be required. In this study, the primary cone photoreceptor disorder achromatopsia served as the ideal translational model to develop gene therapy directed to cone photoreceptors. We demonstrate that rAAV-mediated gene replacement therapy with different forms of the human red cone opsin promoter led to the restoration of ...


Concept Formation: A Supportive Process For Early Career Nurses, Tracey Moroney, Sandra West 2009 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Concept Formation: A Supportive Process For Early Career Nurses, Tracey Moroney, Sandra West

Tracey Moroney

Background. Individuals come to understand abstract constructs such as that of the ‘expert’ through the formation of concepts.
Time and repeated opportunity for observation to support the generalisation and abstraction of the developing concept are
essential if the concept is to form successfully. Development of an effective concept of the ‘expert nurse’ is critical for early
career nurses who are attempting to integrate theory, values and beliefs as they develop their clinical practice.
Aim. This study explores the use of a concept development framework in a grounded theory study of the ‘expert nurse’.
Design. Qualitative.
Method. Using grounded theory methods ...


Applying A Realist(Ic) Framework To The Evaluation Of A New Model Of Emergency Department Based Mental Health Nursing Practice, Timothy Wand, Kathryn White, Joanna Patching 2009 The University of Sydney

Applying A Realist(Ic) Framework To The Evaluation Of A New Model Of Emergency Department Based Mental Health Nursing Practice, Timothy Wand, Kathryn White, Joanna Patching

Joanna Patching

Evaluation has become progressively popular within public health and healthcare programme research, with an emphasis on
outcomes and a desire to improve practice and service delivery. Mixedmethods approaches are consequently being employed to
capture the multidimensional characteristics of programmes that aim to address problematic situations affecting targeted populations.
This paper provides an overview of critical realism, a modern philosophical perspective that seeks contextualised causal
understandings of social phenomena. Realistic evaluation, a research methodology adapted from critical realism, is highlighted
as a means of obtaining a deeper appreciation of how complex programmes work, for whom they work, and under what circumstances ...


Integrating Palliative Care Content Into A New Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: The University Of Notre Dame, Australia - Sydney Experience, John Ramjan, Cathy Costa, Louise Hickman, Margot Kearns, Jane Phillips 2009 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Integrating Palliative Care Content Into A New Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: The University Of Notre Dame, Australia - Sydney Experience, John Ramjan, Cathy Costa, Louise Hickman, Margot Kearns, Jane Phillips

John Ramjan

The majority of society's deaths occur in a health care environment. Regardless of whether a death occurs in acute care, hospice, residential aged care or community settings, nurses are the health professionals that will spend the largest proportion of time with the patient who has a terminal condition and their families. As few nurses have specialist palliative care qualifications it is essential that nursing education prepares graduates to achieve the core capabilities required for the delivery of best evidenced based palliative care. This reality makes the integration of palliative care content into the undergraduate nursing curricula an important priority ...


Measuring Self-Efficacy: Development Of The Physical Activity Assessment Inventory, Barbara K. Haas, Sally Northam 2009 University of Texas at Tyler

Measuring Self-Efficacy: Development Of The Physical Activity Assessment Inventory, Barbara K. Haas, Sally Northam

Barbara Haas

Self-efficacy focuses on an individual's self-assessment of his or her ability to perform a particular behavior. Existing self-efficacy scales for physical activity address exercise, a subset of physical activity. The Physical Activity Assessment Inventory (PAAI) scale was developed to specifically address the broader paradigm of self-efficacy for physical activity, which includes all structured and unstructured energy expenditure. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and evaluation of the PAAI. Initial psychometric testing was conducted with a sample of 219 women. A second study of 73 women with breast cancer and 55 women without cancer confirmed reliability ...


Heart Rate Turbulence And Risk Stratification In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients. [Abstract 0153], Patricia Harris, P. K. Stein, Barbara J. Drew 2009 University of California San Francisco, Physiological Nursing, San Francisco

Heart Rate Turbulence And Risk Stratification In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients. [Abstract 0153], Patricia Harris, P. K. Stein, Barbara J. Drew

Patricia Harris

Abnormal heart rate turbulence (HRT) is a significant risk for adverse outcomes after myocardial infarction (MI). Less is known about HRT measured during acute coronary syndrome, i.e. ST-elevation MI (STEMI), non-ST-elevation MI (non-STEMI), and unstable angina (UA).


Heart Rate Turbulence And Risk Stratification In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients [Poster], Patricia Harris 2009 University of California, San Francisco

Heart Rate Turbulence And Risk Stratification In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients [Poster], Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris

No abstract available


Comparison Heart Rate Variability And One-Year Survival In Acute Coronary Syndrome [Poster], Patricia Harris 2009 University of California, San Francisco

Comparison Heart Rate Variability And One-Year Survival In Acute Coronary Syndrome [Poster], Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris

No abstract available


Survey Of Biosecurity Practices Utilized By Veterinarians Working With Farm Animal Species, David E. Anderson 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Survey Of Biosecurity Practices Utilized By Veterinarians Working With Farm Animal Species, David E. Anderson

David Edgar Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS

Biosecurity programs can be discussed from many perspectives. In many cases, biosecurity may be regulated state or federal programs with law enforcement - the goals of which are to protect the "national" livestock resources and protect consumer interests. Alternatively, these programs may be producer level programs that are voluntarily established for protection of personal livestock investments. A core principle in the definition of "biosecurity" is the desire to prevent the introduction of disease. When infectious disease is present on a farm or in a region, the term "biocontainment" may be used to describe programs aimed at confinement of the diseases to ...


Altruism And Innovation In Health Care, Anupam Bapu Jena, Stéphane Mechoulan, Tomas J. Philipson 2009 Harvard Medical School

Altruism And Innovation In Health Care, Anupam Bapu Jena, Stéphane Mechoulan, Tomas J. Philipson

Stéphane Mechoulan

The joint presence of technological change and consumption externalities is central to health care industries around the world, because medical innovation drives the expansion of the health care sector and altruism seems to motivate many public subsidies. Although traditional economic analysis has proposed well-known remedies to deal with consumption externalities and inefficient technological change in isolation, it lacks clear principles for addressing them jointly. We argue that standard remedies to each of the two problems are inadequate. Focusing on U.S. health care, we provide illustrative calculations of the dynamic inefficiency in the level of research and development (R&D ...


Ganaxolone Suppression Of Behavioral And Electrographic Seizures In The Mouse Amygdala Kindling Model, Doodipala S. Reddy, Michael A. Rogawski 2009 University of California - Davis

Ganaxolone Suppression Of Behavioral And Electrographic Seizures In The Mouse Amygdala Kindling Model, Doodipala S. Reddy, Michael A. Rogawski

Michael A. Rogawski

Ganaxolone (3alpha-hydroxy-3alpha-methyl-5alpha-pregnan-20-one), a synthetic analog of the endogenous neurosteroid allopregnanolone and a positive allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors, may represent a new treatment approach for epilepsy. Here we demonstrate that pretreatment with ganaxolone (1.25—20 mg/kg, s.c.) causes a dose-dependent suppression of behavioral and electrographic seizures in fully amygdala-kindled female mice, with nearly complete seizure protection at the highest dose tested. The ED50 for suppression of behavioral seizures was 6.6 mg/kg. The seizure suppression produced by ganaxolone was comparable to that of clonazepam (ED50, 0.1 mg/kg, s.c.). To the extent that amygdala ...


Características Dos Acidentes De Trânsito Com Vítimas De Atropelamento No Município De Maringá-Pr, 2005-2008 / Characteristics Of Traffic Accidents From 2005 To 2008 With Run Over Victims In Maringá, Pr, Brazil., Everton Fernando Alves 2009 Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Características Dos Acidentes De Trânsito Com Vítimas De Atropelamento No Município De Maringá-Pr, 2005-2008 / Characteristics Of Traffic Accidents From 2005 To 2008 With Run Over Victims In Maringá, Pr, Brazil., Everton Fernando Alves

Everton Fernando Alves

Trata-se de um estudo retrospectivo descritivo, que teve por objetivo conhecer as características dos acidentes de trânsito por atropelamento no município de Maringá entre 2005 e 2008. Para o estudo foram consideradas as vítimas de acidentes de trânsito por atro-pelamentos ocorridos em Maringá, no período de 2005 a 2008, através dos dados do Registro Geral de Ocorrência – RGO do 5º Grupamento de Bombeiros (GB). Foram identificadas 1841 vítimas. Do total de víti-mas, foi estudado o número de ocorrências registradas (1486), distribu-ídos em 399 no ano de 2005, 376 em 2006, 361 em 2007 e 350 no ano de 2008. Notou-se ...


Review Of Understanding Healthcare Information By Lyn Robinson, Sharon Leslie 2009 Georgia State University

Review Of Understanding Healthcare Information By Lyn Robinson, Sharon Leslie

Sharon Leslie

This is a review of Understanding Healthcare Information by Lyn Robinson


Psychiatrists And Neuroscientists Of Indian Origin In Canada: Glimpses, Amresh Shrivastava, D. Natarajan 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Psychiatrists And Neuroscientists Of Indian Origin In Canada: Glimpses, Amresh Shrivastava, D. Natarajan

Amresh Srivastava

Psychiatrists of Indian origin are popular in Canada, being firmly rooted in the Canadian mental health system, and they have been making considerable contributions internationally. The Indian Psychiatric Society has long been collaborating with and inviting contributions from overseas Indian psychiatrists, particularly those in academics, and this collaboration has fructified well. There are several different challenges these psychiatrists have had to face in their own specialty work, with having to adjust to a new culture, new ways of living, and new ways of work. Our colleagues of Indian origin have demonstrated excellence in almost all fields of mental health and ...


Review: Intimate Partner Violence In Sri Lanka, Achini C. Jayatilleke, Krishna C. Poudel, Junko Yasuoka, Achala U. Jayatilleke, Masamine Jimba 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Review: Intimate Partner Violence In Sri Lanka, Achini C. Jayatilleke, Krishna C. Poudel, Junko Yasuoka, Achala U. Jayatilleke, Masamine Jimba

Krishna C. Poudel

To describe the current situation of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Sri Lanka, and to propose possible interventions to prevent IPV, we performed a literature survey for articles and reports on IPV in Sri Lanka. Our results suggested that prevalence of IPV is high (40%) in Sri Lanka. Most of the IPV studies were conducted in health care institutions and missed IPV victims who had not attended a health care institution. A common belief in Sri Lanka, even among medical students and police officers is that IPV is a personal matter that outsiders should not intervene. The laws against IPV ...


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