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- ItemAfrezza: Fast-Acting Inhaled Insulin(American Journal of Nursing, 2014-10) Aschenbrenner, Diane S.; Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions; NursingAfrezza (insulin human) is a newly approved fast-acting inhaled insulin. It can be used in treating type 1 diabetes when added to a long-acting insulin; in studies, patients with type 2 diabetes used it in combination with oral antidiabetic therapy. Afrezza will be available in 2015. Afrezza is taken before meals using a small, specially designed inhaler. Patients should be carefully assessed for lung disease prior to starting Afrezza therapy. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are contraindications to use. Lung function can deteriorate after therapy begins.
- ItemAPA PsycNET(Charleston Advisor, 2012-07) Bonsteel, Sue; LibraryPsycNET is the online platform from the American Psychological Association offering access to the most comprehensive collection of high-quality information available in psychology, psychiatry, the behavioral sciences, and related fields. Of special note is the variety of media and document types that make up the collections. The seven databases and two e-book collections are integrated into the search interface, allowing for simultaneous or separate searches. The interface Works well for undergraduate and advanced research, providing specialized searching and filtering options. Institutional pricing is reasonable, and several options allow individual access for those with limited needs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
- ItemAsthma Medication Receives New Warning(American Journal of Nursing, 2015-01) Aschenbrenner, Diane S.; Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions; NursingThe labeling of omalizumab (Xolair), a drug used to treat allergic asthma, now carries a warning that its use may slightly increase the risk of cardiovascular complications. The drug may also pose an increased risk of inducing cancer.
- ItemBaseball Girl: A Novel(2015) Verni, Stephanie; School of Design; Business CommunicationFrancesca Milli’s father passes away when she’s a freshman in college and nineteen years old; she is devastated and copes with his death by securing a job working for the Bay City Blackbirds, a big-league team, as she attempts to carry on their traditions and mutual love for the game of baseball. The residual effect of loving and losing her dad has made her cautious, until two men enter her life: a ballplayer and a sports writer. With the support of her mother and two friends, she begins to work through her grief. A dedicated employee, she successfully navigates her career, and becomes a director in the team’s organization. However, Francesca realizes that she can’t partition herself off from the world, and in time, understands that sometimes love does involve taking a risk.
- ItemBeneath the Mimosa tree: A Novel(2012) Verni, Stephanie; School of Design; Business CommunicationAnnabelle Marco and Michael Contelli are both only children of Italian-Americans. Next door neighbors since they were both five years old, they both receive their parents' constant attention and are regularly subjected to their meddlesome behavior. In high school and then in college, as their relationship moves from friendship to love, Annabelle finds herself battling her parents, his parents, and even Michael. She feels smothered by them all and seeks independence through an unplanned and unexpected decision that she comes to regret and that ultimately alters the course of her life, Michael's life, and the lives of both their parents. Set in Annapolis, Maryland, New York City, and London, England, in the 1980s and 1990s, Beneath the Mimosa Tree examines both Annabelle's and Michael's journeys over the span of ten years as we hear their alternating voices tell the story of self-discoveries, the nature of well-meaning families, and the sense of renewal that can take place when forgiveness is permitted.
- ItemBuilding a Culture of Assessment: Ode to Musun, Baker, and Fulmer(Assessment Update, 2010-07) Asbury, Jo-Ellen; Academic AffairsThe article focuses on the author's view on organizing an assessment expo in the U.S. He cites the article "Assessment Update," Jim Fulmer, Linda Musun and Aaron Baker which narrate their experience of organizing an assessment exposition. He mentions that to start an event one must secure the funding. He lists several suggestions for organizing including make a catchy title for sessions, do not get too steeped in own public relations (PR) and forum for colleagues at the other institutions.
- ItemCasaway(2018) Guit, Hailey; Nyarady, Hope; Glaser, Rivka L.; Marx, Meghan A.; Graphic Design; GDES-310 Graphic Design IIIAs designer, people might think that I just make visuals out of fonts and images, but it’s so much more than that. To be the best designer as possible I need to become an expert on what I’m designing to understand the symbolism or context I need to design for. Sometimes this is simple, like doing a bit of online searching or library research, other times a lot more is required. Like In a Communication Design class (GDES310) when the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is your client and asks you to make a game for middle school students based on the scientific process of DNA editing called CRISPR. This projects required research of threefold. First I need to know and fully understand what CRISPR is and how it works. Second I need to understand my audience, which wasn’t just middle schoolers even though they were the users of my game, teachers and parents also played a significant part of my audience as well. Finally, I needed to understand game design, and how to make a game that isn’t just playable and fun, but also educational. I had so much to learn and the research I had to conduct took multiple forms in order to be the most useful to the development of my project.
- ItemCases in Health Care Management(Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014) Buchbinder, Sharon B; Shanks, Nancy H.; Buchbinder, Dale; Stevenson University Online; Health Care ManagementSummary: From the authors of the bestselling Introduction to Health Care Management comes this compendium of 101 case studies that illustrate the challenges related to managing healthcare services. Segmented by topic and setting, these cases span the full spectrum of issues that can arise in a variety of healthcare settings. With a writing style that is lively and engaging, undergraduates in healthcare management, nursing, public administration, public health, gerontology, and allied health programs will find themselves absorbed in stories that bring to life the common issues encountered by healthcare managers every day. In addition, students in graduate programs will find the theory-based materials and the examples of real-world scenarios to be thought provoking. -- from back cover.
- ItemCo-Localization to Chromosome Bands 99E1-3 of the Drosophila melanogaster Myosin Light Chain-2 Gene and a Haplo-Insufficient Locus That Affects Flight Behavior(Genetics, 1989-05) Warmke, Jeffrey W.; Kreuz, Andrew J.; Falkenthal, Scott; Beverly K. Fine School of the SciencesUsing overlapping synthetic deficiencies, we find that a haplo-insufficient locus affecting flight behavior and the myosin light chain-2 gene co-map to the Drosophila melanogaster polytene chromosome interval 99D9-E1 to 99E2-3. From screening over 9000 EMS-treated chromosomes, we obtained alleles of two complementation groups that map to this same interval. One of these complementation groups lfm(3)99Eb, exhibits dominant flightless behavior; thus, flightless behavior of the deficiency is in all likelihood due to hemizygosity of this single locus. Rescue of flightless behavior by a duplication indicates that the single allele, E38, of the Ifm(3)99Eb complementation group is a hypomorph. Based upon its map position and a reduction in concentration of myosin light chain-2 mRNA in heterozygotes, we propose that Ifm(3)Eb(E38) is a mutant allele of the myosin light chain-2 gene. Our genetic analysis also resulted in the identification of four dominant flightless alleles of an unlinked locus, l(3)nc99Eb, that exhibits dominant lethal synergism with Ifm(3)99Eb.
- ItemCommunication Ethics: Literacy Dialogue and Difference(Sage Publications, 2009) Arnett, Ronald C.; Fritz, Janie M. Harden; Bell, Leeanne M.; School of Design; Business CommunicationThe pragmatic necessity of communication ethics -- Defining communication ethics -- Approaches to communication ethics: the pragmatic good of theory -- Communication ethics: in the eye(s) of the theory of the beholder -- Dialogic ethics: meeting differing grounds of the "good" -- Public discourse ethics: public and private accountability -- Interpersonal communication ethics: the relationship matters -- Organizational communication ethics: community of memory and dwelling -- Intercultural communication ethics: before the conversation begins -- Business and professional communication ethics -- Health care communication ethics -- Communication ethics literacy and difference: dialogic learning.
- ItemA conceptual model of systems thinking leadership in community colleges(Systemic Practice and Action Research, 2015-08) Davis, Anne Powel; Dent, Eric B.; Wharff, Deborah M.The pluralistic and often competing goals of myriad constituents, the changing demographics of students, the uncertainty of funding, and the growing demands for accountability from stakeholders have increased the complexity of systems which community college leaders must manage. Emerging from the recent literature on community colleges is a call for new models of leadership in the context of leading in an increasingly uncertain and complex environment. Systems thinking offers a means to help leaders respond to these growing organizational complexities and move leadership from a traditional bureaucratic model to a more adaptive model. A systematic review of literature on systems thinking’s application to organizational performance in higher education was bolstered with evidence from healthcare. Findings revealed three reoccurring ways in which leaders apply systems thinking processes for improving organizational performance. A conceptual model for systems thinking leadership is proposed in which the three processes, characterized as discovery, framing, and action, can be enacted either individually or sequentially for enhancing organizational performance. The model draws upon boundary critique, critical systems thinking, systemic intervention, total systems intervention, systems dynamics, soft systems methodology, complexity theory and complex adaptive systems, yet uses language more readily identifiable to community college practitioners.
- ItemConnected: Polarization in Online Environments(2021) Borden, Brittani A.; Ward, Stanley J.; Stevenson University Online; Communication StudiesThis case study will analyze research surrounding the rhetoric of polarization in online environments and how it can influence behavior and emotion. Through the analysis and review of three socialites who were vocal on Twitter regarding polarized ideas three groups, hate groups, fandom groups, and political parties, are cross analyzed to see how individuals who identify with these groups show trends in rhetoric. This text will highlight connections and differences in the rhetorical styles used by each group and how they potentially inspired behavior from March through October of 2020 in United States based online environments during a number of Black Lives Matter and Make America Great Again protests. Polarization is defined and applied to each public figures’ tweets within the time frame are examined for potential ability to influence behavior. The purpose of this research is to examine how each group showed differences or similarities in outgroup versus ingroup rhetoric and better understand how such rhetoric can be increasingly impactful when introduced or reinforced in online settings as social media use rises worldwide.
- ItemConserving the Yellowstone National Park Ecosystem through Gray Wolves (Canis lupus)(2022) Lambert, Aquila; Matanoski, Joseph; Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences; Environmental ScienceGray wolves are a keystone species in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) ecosystem because they can restore balance to and regulate a previously unhealthy ecosystem. The true value of gray wolves as a keystone species was not realized until decades after their reintroduction in 1995. Over time, gray wolves’ predatory habits decreased elk populations, which allowed for vegetation to grow back and other herbivores to repopulate. Despite gray wolves’ overwhelmingly positive effect on the YNP ecosystem, they are hunted illegally for sport or by farmers to protect livestock. Currently, disease and human hunting are the biggest threats to the long-term success of gray wolves in YNP.
- ItemContemporary Organizational Behavior: From Ideas to Action(Pearson, 2016) Kayes, Anna; Kayes, D. Christopher; Elsbach, Kimberly D.; Business Administration; ManagementContemporary Organizational Behavior: From Ideas to Action is an unconventional text that approaches Organizational Behavior in conceptual, contextual, and experiential ways. Using real world examples and expert advice, the First Edition engages students, rather than merely introducing vocabulary and terms. A combination of Topic Summaries, Case Studies, and Experiential Exercises introduce OB concepts to students while challenging them to understand them in applied situations
- ItemDetermination of the Mechanism of Free Radical in Human Aortic Endothelial Cells Exposed to Anoxia and Reoxygenation(The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1994-09-30) Zweier, Jay L.; Broderick, Raymond; Kuppusamy, Periannan; Thompson-Gorman, Susan; Lutty, Gerard A.; Beverly K. Fine School of the SciencesEndothelial cell-derived oxygen free radicals are important mediators of postischemic injury; however, the mechanisms that trigger this radical generation are not known, and it is not known if this process can occur in human cells and tissues. The enzyme xanthine oxidase can be an important source of radical generation; however, it has been reported that this enzyme may not be present in human endothelium. To determine the presence and mechanisms of radical generation in human vascular endothelial cells subjected to anoxia and reoxygenation, electron paramagnetic resonance measurements were performed on cultured human aortic endothelial cells using the spin trap 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline N-oxide (DMPO). These measurements were correlated with cellular injury, xanthine oxidase activity, and alterations in cellular nucleotides. Upon reoxygenation after 60 min of anoxia, large DMPO-OH (aN = aH = 14.9 G) and smaller DMPO-R (aN = 15.8 G, aH = 22.8 G) signals were seen. Superoxide dismutase totally quenched this radical generation. The ferric iron chelator deferoxamine prevented cell death and totally quenched the DMPO-R signal with a 40% decrease in the DMPO-OH signal. Xanthine oxidase was shown to be present in these cells and to be the primary source of free radicals. While the concentration of this enzyme did not change after anoxia, the concentration of its substrate, hypoxanthine, markedly increased, resulting in increased free radical generation upon reoxygenation. Thus, reoxygenated human vascular endothelial cells generate superoxide free radicals, which further react with iron to form the reactive hydroxyl radical, which in turn causes cell death. Xanthine oxidase was the primary source of radical generation with this process triggered by the breakdown of ATP to the substrate hypoxanthine during anoxia.
- ItemDialogic Learning as First Principle in Communication Ethics(Atlantic Journal of Communication, 2010-07) Arnett, Ronald C.; Bell, Leeanne M.; Fritz, Janie M. Harden; School of Design; Business CommunicationThis article frames a dialogic learning theory of communication ethics based upon Buber (1955, 1958), Gadamer (1988), Freire (2000), and Arendt (1998). This communication ethics theory privileges dialogic learning as first principle, accompanied by attending and listening as one searches for temporal answers emerging among three coordinates: (a) communicative partners (self and Other), (b) communicative content, and (c) the communicative demands of the historical moment. We situate a communication ethic within a philosophical and pragmatic first principle: dialogic learning (Arnett, Fritz, & Bell, 2009), working within the tradition of Levinas (2001) that ethics is first philosophy and first principle (Bergo, 1999). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
- ItemDistinguishing Lies from Jokes: Theory of Mind Deficits and Discourse Interpretation in Right Hemisphere Brain-Damaged Patients(Brain and Language,, 1998-03) Winner, Ellen; Brownell, Hiram; Happé, Francesca; Blum, Ari; Pincus, DonnaRight-hemisphere brain damaged (RHD) patients and a normal control group were tested for their ability to infer first- and second-order mental states and to understand the communicative intentions underlying ironic jokes and lies. Subjects listened to stories involving a character who had either a true or a false belief about another character's knowledge. Stories ended either with an ironic joke or a lie by this character. In the joke stories, the speaker knew that the listener knew the truth (a true second-order belief) and did not expect the listener to believe what was said; in the lie stories, the speaker did not know that the listener actually knew the truth (a false second-order belief) and thus did expect the listener to believe what was said. RHD patients performed significantly worse than control subjects on one of two measures of second-order belief, which suggests that the ability to make second-order mental state attributions is fragile and unreliable following right-hemisphere damage. RHD patients in addition performed worse than controls when asked to distinguish lies from jokes, confirming their known difficulties with discourse interpretation. For both groups, the ability to distinguish lies from jokes was strongly correlated with two measures of the ability to attribute correctly second-order beliefs. These results suggest that the fragility of RHD patients' understanding of second-order mental states underlies a portion of their difficulties in discourse comprehension, but that the underlying impairment is not restricted to right hemisphere dysfunction.
- ItemDRUG Watch(American Journal of Nursing, 2017-06) Aschenbrenner, Diane S.; Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions; NursingThe article reports on drugs that received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It notes on the approval given to deflazacort (Emflaza) as treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common type of muscular dystrophy characterized by progressive muscle deterioration and weakness starting in childhood. It cites the approval given to brodalumab (Siliq) as treatment for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that causes patches of red and flaky skin.
- ItemEffects of Behavioral Interventions on Disruptive Behavior and Affect in Demented Nursing Home Residents(Nursing Research, 2002-07) Beck, Cornelia K.; Vogelpohl, Theresa S.; Rasin, Joyce H.; Uriri, Johannah Topps; O’Sullivan, Patricia; Walls, Robert; Phillips, Regina; Baldwin, Beverly; Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions; NursingBACKGROUND: Disruptive behaviors are prevalent in nursing home residents with dementia and often have negative consequences for the resident, caregiver, and others in the environment. Behavioral interventions might ameliorate them and have a positive effect on residents' mood (affect). OBJECTIVES: This study tested two interventions-an activities of daily living and a psychosocial activity intervention-and a combination of the two to determine their efficacy in reducing disruptive behaviors and improving affect in nursing home residents with dementia. METHODS: The study had three treatment groups (activities of daily living, psychosocial activity, and a combination) and two control groups (placebo and no intervention). Nursing assistants hired specifically for this study enacted the interventions under the direction of a master's prepared gerontological clinical nurse specialist. Nursing assistants employed at the nursing homes recorded the occurrence of disruptive behaviors. Raters analyzed videotapes filmed during the study to determine the interventions' influence on affect. RESULTS: Findings indicated significantly more positive affect but not reduced disruptive behaviors in treatment groups compared to control groups. CONCLUSIONS: The treatments did not specifically address the factors that may have been triggering disruptive behaviors. Interventions much more precisely designed than those employed in this study require development to quell disruptive behaviors. Nontargeted interventions might increase positive affect. Treatments that produce even a brief improvement in affect indicate improved quality of mental health as mandated by federal law.
- ItemAn Examination of the Relationship between a Child's Developmental Age and Early Literacy Learning(Cogent Education, 2016-04-18) Moran, Christine E.; Senseny, Karlen; Student SuccessAmerican students typically attend kindergarten at the chronological age (CA) of five and currently with the implementation of Common Core State Standards, there are expectations that children learn how to read in order to meet these academic standards, despite whether or not they are developmentally ready. This mixed methods study examined age and environmental factors that relate to reading with 83 children from the ages of 4-6½ years. The relationship between developmental age (DA) via the Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised and early literacy learning via Marie's Clay observational tool, Concepts About Print (CAP), were explored. The purpose of the study was to highlight the need for better alignment of educational policies and practices as they relate to child development and to promote more effective synthesis between discoveries in the field of neuroscience about how children learn and what is known about child DAs and stages. The findings revealed a statistically significant relationship between a child's DA and early literacy learning as measured by the CAP. The descriptive statistics revealed that the DA of the children in this study was younger than their CA. Furthermore, a child's DA was found to be the strongest predictor of early literacy learning.