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Innovative clean technologies case studies second year project report  

SciTech Connect

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the product of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without emphasis on media or industry in order to provide an open program where ground-breaking concepts were given a fair opportunity. The P2SB provided awards of up to $25,000 to assist small businesses for conducting their own demonstrations of pollution prevention techniques and technologies and for advancing their products towards a practical stage. In its second year, the P2SB funded projects in a variety of industries across the nation. The publication provides a history of the P2SB and lists case histories of the projects funded in the second year.

Martin-Dias, A.

1994-04-01

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The Learning Organization Ten Years On: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A learning organization is viable when the learning climate successfully changes managers' mindsets. A case study of a financial services enterprise illustrates ways to keep mind sets from hardening and shows how changing learning activities and tools can change habits of thinking and learning. (Contains 30 references.) (SK)

Smith, Peter A. C.

1999-01-01

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Using Case Studies to Visualize Success with First Year Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion of one element of a principal preparation graduate program that uses visualization as a technique to practice decision making. Design/methodology/approach: The author analyzed information collected from participants who created personal case studies using a visualization technique. Data…

Sherman, Ann

2008-01-01

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Case studies of first-year critical science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brent Davis and Dennis Sumara (1997) performed a study of themselves and another professor who took a sabbatical to work in an elementary school for a year. Their intentions, as professors focused on cognition, was to create a change in teaching practices throughout the school that aligned more closely with social cognitive research. However, their experiences did not go as

Kurt A. Love

2008-01-01

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Innovative clean technologies case studies second year project report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the product of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without emphasis on media or industry in order to provide an

Martin-Dias

1994-01-01

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Successful Aging in a 70-Year-Old Man with Down Syndrome: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors present a case study of a 70-year-old man with Down syndrome ("Mr. C.") who they followed for 16 years and who does not exhibit declines in cognitive or functional capacities indicative of dementia, despite having well-documented, complete trisomy 21. The authors describe the age-associated changes that occurred over 16 years as well…

Krinsky-McHale, Sharon J.; Devenny, Darlynne A.; Gu, Hong; Jenkins, Edmund C.; Kittler, Phyllis; Murty, Vundavalli V.; Schupf, Nicole; Scotto, Luigi; Tycko, Benjamin; Urv, Tiina K.; Ye, Lingling; Zigman, Warren B.; Silverman, Wayne

2008-01-01

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The Effects of Year-Round School on Students with Learning Disabilities: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study investigated the effects of year-round school on students with learning disabilities at Abraxas High School in Poway, California. Abraxas is an alternative school that operates on a block schedule and year-round calendar. The researcher attempted to answer the question: How does year-round school impact students with learning…

Pfeiffer, John, Jr.

2011-01-01

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Science of Materials: A Case Study of Intentional Teaching in the Early Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and leading international researchers argue for more intentional and purposeful teaching of science in the early years. This case study of exemplary practice illustrates intentional teaching of science materials which opened-up learning opportunities in literacy and number. Student-led hands-on…

Hackling, Mark; Barratt-Pugh, Caroline

2012-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: A 25-Year-Old Female with a Liver Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Eric Schubert, MD contributed this case to the online case studies collection at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In this case, images of a liver mass in a 25-year-old woman are presented for diagnosis. Students can use the gross and microscopic images and information provided to test their diagnostic skills. The official conclusion is provided in the "Final Diagnosis" section.

Schubert, Eric

2007-08-08

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Pathology Case Study: A 45-Year-Old Female with Acute Liver Failure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study a 45-year-old female patient is suffering from acute liver failure. The case study provides test results and images along with microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-11

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Pathology Case Study: A 41-Year-Old Female with Liver Failure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study a 41-year-old female has been diagnosed with a Tylenol overdose and liver failure. The case study provides test results and images along with microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-12-13

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Successful Aging in a 70YearOld Man With Down Syndrome: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors present a case study of a 70-year-old man with Down syndrome (''Mr. C.'') who they followed for 16 years and who does not exhibit declines in cognitive or functional capacities indicative of dementia, despite having well-documented, complete trisomy 21. The authors describe the age-associated changes that occurred over 16 years as well as provide detailed information regarding Mr.

Sharon J. Krinsky-McHale; Darlynne A. Devenny; Hong Gu; Edmund C. Jenkins; Phyllis Kittler; Vundavalli V. Murty; Nicole Schupf; Luigi Scotto; Benjamin Tycko; Tiina K. Urv; Lingling Ye; Warren B. Zigman; Wayne Silverman

2008-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: Brainstem Mass in a 2-Year-Old Female  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine maintains a website with hundreds of case studies and sample diagnoses. These case studies are great learning tools for those studying medicine and planning on entering a medical field. This specific case involves the diagnosis of a 2-year-old female patient suffering from neck pain. A gross description of an MRI scan, and microscopic images are provided. Using the information provided, students are encouraged to make their own diagnosis and then check it against the official findings in the "Final Diagnosis" section.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-08-09

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Students' Perceptions of Meaningfulness in First Year Experience Courses: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study, framed by a constructivist perspective, addresses a deficit in the literature and the knowledge base of a first year experience (FYE) academic program at a large, urban university regarding freshmen perceptions of meaningfulness in their courses. Existing studies identify concepts related to meaningfulness, but do not…

Evans, Nancy J.

2012-01-01

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The Perfect Match: A Case Study of a First Year Woman Principal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a case study illustrating the experiences of a first-year elementary-school principal. It follows her through her 18 months on the job, and analyzes the factors contributing to her ouster. The data for the study were gathered through two interviews with the principal and interviews with five other persons in her school…

Duncan, P. Kay; Seguin, Cynthia Anast; Spaulding, Wendy

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The Asset-Burden Paradox of Giftedness: A 15-Year Phenomenological, Longitudinal Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 15-year phenomenological case study of an exceptional female from age 15 through 30 was focused on exploring the subjective experience of development during adolescence and young adulthood, with attention to how giftedness and context interacted. The main focus became her response to trauma, which was revealed early in the study. Data, including…

Peterson, Jean Sunde

2012-01-01

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Deviation-Amplification: Two Case Studies in Cognitive Development, A Seven Year Report (1969-1976).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings of a longitudinal study of early intervention are presented in this report of two case studies of low socioeconomic status black children. A girl and boy, approximately three years old when first enrolled in the educational day care program, exhibited severe behavior problems. Intellectual, emotional, psycholinguistic and perceptual…

Steg, D. R.; And Others

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Pathology Case Study: Bladder Mass in a 73-Year-Old Male  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case study, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology, presents information about a 73-year-old male patient. According to the patient's history, he has a "history of invasive papillary transitional cell carcinoma with excessive muscular invasion and angiolymphatic invasion." Both gross and microscopic images of the prostate, bladder, pelvic lymph nodes, and the right and left pelvic ureter are provided in this case. Using these images and the provided patient history, students can test their knowledge of pathology and compare their diagnostic findings with the official findings in the "Final Diagnosis" section.

Hakam, Ardeshir

2007-07-26

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Propeller Flaps and Its Outcomes - A Prospective Study of 15 Cases Over Two-years  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Cover flaps are needed in management of any bodily defect involving bone, tendon, nerve & vessels. The major objective of a plastic surgeon, facing a complex soft-tissue defect, is to replace “like with like” tissues at minimal donor site “cost” and with maximal accuracy & efficacy. Aims: To study the “Propeller Flaps” utility in reconstructive surgeries, evaluate its planning and complications involving donor site morbidity. Methodology: The prospective study was conducted on 15 cases (11 males/4 females) of propeller flaps during the period of two years (2010-12) in Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), Karnataka, India. The propeller flaps were performed in cases with defects due to any cause. Exclusion criteria: Cases with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Flaps were performed and details recorded. Results: Overall results revealed problem resolution in 87% cases (13 cases). Comprehensive description of each flap type and its related cases are given in the table. It has been categorically found that there were 2 flap partial losses. Partial necrosis has been reported in heavy-smoker patients. Conclusion: This current study clearly justifies that careful application, optimal designing & judicious scientific application of local perforator flaps for lower-limb wounds including rest of the body is successful in many aspects providing high-quality reconstruction ensuring minimal morbidity. It is cost-effective as well as time-saving. PMID:24596732

K.T., Ramesha; J., Vijay; M., Shankarappa

2014-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: Osteolytic Lesion of the Tibia in a 12-Year-Old Male  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this case study from the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a 12-year-old male is presented with "an osteolytic lesion of the proximal left tibia." Gross and microscopic images of the bone are provided, and the diagnosis is relayed in the "Final Diagnosis" section. A discussion of the diagnosis, including the pathogenesis and morphology of the disease, is included in the final section.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-07-25

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Do Cases of the Reincarnation Type Show Similar Features Over Many Years? A Study of Turkish Cases a Generation Apart  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to examine stability over time in the features of cases of the reincarnation type in Turkey, 45 cases studied by one investigator were compared with 45 later cases studied by another investigator. The two sets of cases occurred about a generation apart. On the side of the subject 9 features were compared; on the side of the concerned

JÜRGEN KEIL; IAN STEVENSON

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Pathology Case Study: A 73-Year-Old Jewish Female with Anemia of Unknown Etiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 73-year-old Jewish woman has anemia of unknown etiology and a low reticulocyte count. Visitors are given the microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Goldblatt, Curtis

2007-12-28

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Pathology Case Study: Renal Tumor in a 44-Year-Old Male  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 44-year-old male has hypernephroma, left renal tumor. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in renal pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-12-19

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Pathology Case Study: An 80-Year-Old Female with a Neck Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an ear nose & throat case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an 80-year-old female has insular carcinoma of the thyroid (i.e. a neck mass). Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in ear, nose, and throat medicine.

Schubert, Eric

2007-12-20

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Pathology Case Study: Hematuria and Azotemia in a 60-Year-Old Male with Aortic Aneurysms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 60-year-old male has an abdominal aortic aneurysm & liver and kidney masses. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-12-21

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Pathology Case Study: Brain Mass in a 62-Year-Old Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a neuropathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 62-year-old female has a brain mass. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Schubert, Eric

2007-12-27

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Pathology Case Study: Right Cerebellopontine Angle Mass in a 64-Year-Old Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 64-year-old woman is complaining of dizziness and hearing loss. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-08-04

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Pathology Case Study: Bladder Mass in a 57-Year-Old Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 57-year-old woman has a history of bladder tumors. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in genitourinary pathology.

Hakam, Ardeshir

2007-08-05

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Pathology Case Study: A 68-Year-Old Woman with Brain Mass in Temporal Lobe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a neuropathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 68-year-old female has a temporal tumor with extensive edema. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Schubert, Eric

2007-12-24

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Pathology Case Study: Mesenteric Adenopathy in a 57-Year-Old Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 57-year-old woman has had elevated creatinine levels. Visitors are given microscopic and gross descriptions, images, flow cytometry, molecular diagnosis, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Nalesnik, Michael

2007-11-14

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Pathology Case Study: Maxillary Cyst in a 36-Year-Old Male  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 36-year-old man has a maxillary cyst. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in head and neck pathology.

Schubert, Eric

2007-08-07

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Pathology Case Study: Gastric Mass in a 70-Year-Old Male with Weight Loss  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 70-year-old man has a stomach ache, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gastrointestinal pathology

Richert, Charles A.; Schubert, Eric

2007-08-03

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Pathology Case Study:A 52-Year-Old Male with "Cholelithiasis"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a gastrointestinal pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 52-year-old female has âÂÂcholelithiasis,â intermittant jaundice, recent pancreatitis and gallbladder polyps. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gastrointestinal pathology.

Schubert, Eric

2007-12-26

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Pathology Case Study: A 42-Year-Old Man with Hip Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a genitourinary pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 42-year-old male has hip pain and an elevated PSA. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in genitourinary pathology.

Hakam, Ardeshir; Nine, Jeff S.

2007-08-14

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A Case of Dentin Dysplasia with Full Mouth Rehabilitation: A 3-year Longitudinal Study  

PubMed Central

ABSTRACT Dentin dysplasia, a rare hereditary disorder of dentin formation, is characterized by normal enamel but atypical dentin formation along with abnormal pulpal morphology. It is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. It has been divided into two clinical entities: type I (radicular) and type II (coronal). Early diagnosis and initiation of effective regular dental treatments may help the patients with this condition to delay or prevent the loss of the entire dentition and help them in cope up with edentulous state in early ages. The condition undoubtedly has a negative impact on the physical and psychological well-being of the affected individual. Numerous factors have to be considered during the prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with dentin dysplasia. Treatment protocol varies according to clinical case. Although literature reports suggest general guidelines for treatment planning, the present case report describes a full mouth rehabilitation of an 8-year-old female patient with dentin dysplasia. How to cite this article: Khandelwal S, Gupta D, Likhyani L. A Case of Dentin Dysplasia with Full Mouth Rehabilitation: A 3-year Longitudinal Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014;7(2): 119-124. PMID:25356011

Gupta, Dheeraj; Likhyani, Lalit

2014-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: 21 Year Old Male With Back Pain and Wobbly Gait  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This neuropathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent learning tool for students and instructors in the health science fields. In this case, a 21-year-old man presents with a three-week history of thoracic myelopathy, decreased sensation, and a wobbly gait. Visitors are shown MRI images of the patientâÂÂs spine, along with microscopic images and a gross description of the condition. The official diagnosis found in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions

Krisky, David; Molina, J. T.; Wiley, Clayton

2009-02-16

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Pathology Case Study: 15 Year Old Male With a Left Testicular Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This genitourinary pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. A 15-year-old male with a left testicular mass is the focus of this case. The patientâÂÂs history, gross description, and microscopic description of test results are provided to aid readers in understanding the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Ionescu, Diana; Molina, J. T.

2009-02-11

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Energy-water analysis of the 10-year WECC transmission planning study cases.  

SciTech Connect

In 2011 the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity embarked on a comprehensive program to assist our Nation's three primary electric interconnections with long term transmission planning. Given the growing concern over water resources in the western U.S. the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) requested assistance with integrating water resource considerations into their broader electric transmission planning. The result is a project with three overarching objectives: (1) Develop an integrated Energy-Water Decision Support System (DSS) that will enable planners in the Western Interconnection to analyze the potential implications of water stress for transmission and resource planning. (2) Pursue the formulation and development of the Energy-Water DSS through a strongly collaborative process between the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Western Governors Association (WGA), the Western States Water Council (WSWC) and their associated stakeholder teams. (3) Exercise the Energy-Water DSS to investigate water stress implications of the transmission planning scenarios put forward by WECC, WGA, and WSWC. The foundation for the Energy-Water DSS is Sandia National Laboratories Energy-Power-Water Simulation (EPWSim) model (Tidwell et al. 2009). The modeling framework targets the shared needs of energy and water producers, resource managers, regulators, and decision makers at the federal, state and local levels. This framework provides an interactive environment to explore trade-offs, and 'best' alternatives among a broad list of energy/water options and objectives. The decision support framework is formulated in a modular architecture, facilitating tailored analyses over different geographical regions and scales (e.g., state, county, watershed, interconnection). An interactive interface allows direct control of the model and access to real-time results displayed as charts, graphs and maps. The framework currently supports modules for calculating water withdrawal and consumption for current and planned electric power generation; projected water demand from competing use sectors; and, surface and groundwater availability. WECC's long range planning is organized according to two target planning horizons, a 10-year and a 20-year. This study supports WECC in the 10-year planning endeavor. In this case the water implications associated with four of WECC's alternative future study cases (described below) are calculated and reported. In future phases of planning we will work with WECC to craft study cases that aim to reduce the thermoelectric footprint of the interconnection and/or limit production in the most water stressed regions of the West.

Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Passell, Howard David; Castillo, Cesar; Moreland, Barbara

2011-11-01

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[The first year of life of children with myelodysplasia: a multicenter study of 393 cases].  

PubMed

A multicentric study about the first year of life of myelodisplastic children, was done. Family, pregnancy, delivery, newborn somatometry, and anatomical-pathological and terapeuthical aspects were review in 393 patients born before july 1992. Annual prevalence vary from 6 (1973) to 28 (1984). The families clinical history was not significant. There were 9 (2,3%) gemelar pregnancies, but both children were affected only in one case. Prenatal ultrasound was not diagnostic in 61%-84% of patients are meningomyeloceles, the anatomical level of myelodisplasia was lumbar and or sacral in 98%. There was hydrocephalus in 59%, hip dislocation in 24%, feet deformities in 50%, upper urinary tract dilatation in 12%, vesicoureteral reflux in 15%. In total 825 surgical procedures were performed (M = 2); the neurosurgery was 94% of them. PMID:8962805

García Mérida, M; Miguélez Lago, C; Marqués Gubern, A; García Romero, J; López Martínez, A; Isnart, R

1996-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: Intermittent Fevers in a 43-Year-Old Black Male  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help students and instructors. In this particular study the patient is complaining of intermittent fevers. The case provides test results and data as well as microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis as well as treatment.

Dorvault, Christine; Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-12

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Congenital heart disease in first year of life (an autopsy study of 270 cases)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The pattern of anomalies seen in 270 autopsied cases of congenital heart disease during first year of life is described. The\\u000a commonest anomaly found during neonatal period was fetal coarctation (14%), followed by transposition complexes (12.1%) and\\u000a mitral and\\/or aortic atresia complexes (10.2%). Tetralogy of Fallot (11.8%) was the commonest malformation during first year\\u000a of life followed by transposition complexes

S. G. Kinare; Satyavan Sharma

1981-01-01

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Reflections on Tutoring Ancient Greek Philosophy: A Case Study of Teaching First-Year Undergraduates in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a case study of my reflections on teaching a first-year undergraduate tutorial on Ancient Greek Philosophy in the UK. This study draws upon the notion of reflective practice as an essential feature of teaching, in this case applied to Higher Education. My aim is to show how a critical engagement with my teaching practices and the overall…

Vázquez, Daniel

2014-01-01

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Avascular necrosis of the hip in a 41-year-old male: a case study.  

PubMed

This case deals with the avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis of the femoral head in a 41-year-old male presenting to a chiropractor's office. In addition to the clinical picture, diagnostic imaging should be performed to confirm the presence and extent of hip avascular necrosis. Referral to an orthopedic specialist is key and treatment is mainly surgical. PMID:17549225

Karim, Rahim; Goel, Kambiz D

2004-06-01

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Developing academic persistence in first year tertiary students: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers and researchers of undergraduate university students agree that the first year experience can have a major impact on later study participation and academic performance. Specifically, the transition to university study from school or other contexts requires that first year students demonstrate the characteristics of self-directed learners, as they enter an environment with minimal constraints and an expectation of self-motivation

Helen Huntly; Jennifer Donovan

2009-01-01

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Contributions of Early Work-Based Learning: A Case Study of First Year Pharmacy Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Generally work-based learning opportunities are only offered to students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study. Little is known about the benefits and shortcomings of such experiential learning for students in the early stages of their undergraduate education. This is a mixed method study investigating first year undergraduate pharmacy…

Ting, Kang Nee; Wong, Kok Thong; Thang, Siew Ming

2009-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: A 35-Year-Old Man with Pain in Lower Thigh  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study the patient is complaining of a recurring pain in his left femur. The case provides test results, images, as well as microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis as well as treatment.

Schoedel, Karen; Sholehvar, David

2007-08-13

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Two-year prospective case-controlled study of a case management program for community-dwelling individuals with schizophrenia  

PubMed Central

Background A community-based rehabilitation program is an essential element of the comprehensive treatment of individuals with schizophrenia. Objective Assess the long-term effects of a community-based case management program for providing rehabilitations services to individuals with schizophrenia. Methods A total of 730 community-residing participants who met ICD-10 diagnostic criteriafor schizophrenia were enrolled, 380 in the case management group and 350 in the control group from two districts in Shanghai. Case management involved monthly training visits with patients and their co-resident family members that focused on encouraging medication adherence. Participants were assessed every three months for 24 months with the Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN), Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), WHO-Disability Assessment Scale (WHO-DAS), and the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS). Level of discomfort due to side-effects was also assessed every three months. Individuals who discontinued their antipsychotic medication without physician approval for one month or longer at any time during follow-up were classified as ‘self-determined medication discontinuation’. Results Compared to the treatment as usual group (i.e., follow-up management every 3 months), by the end of the two-year follow-up those who participated in the case management program had significantly lower rates of medication discontinuation, significantly less severe negative symptoms, lower relapse rates and lower rehospitalization rates. Other factors that had an independent effect on discontinuation of medication included educational level (those with more education had higher discontinuation rates), lack of family supervision of medication, higher dosages of medication, and greater medication-related discomfort. Conclusions Case management is a feasible and effective long-term method for improving the rehabilitation outcomes of community residents with schizophrenia. Our results highlight the need to involve family members in the management of patients’ medication, to use the minimum effective dosage of medication, and to aggressively manage all side-effects. PMID:25114486

CHEN, Meijuan; WU, Guojun; WANG, Zuowei; YAN, Jun; ZHOU, Jianfang; DING, Yan; JIANG, Yaqin; RAO, Shunzeng; ZHOU, Qing; NI, Hua; ZHAO, Jun; SU, Yanli; HU, Jun; ZHANG, Yi; YI, Zhenghui; YANG, Weimin; SONG, Lisheng

2014-01-01

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Learning Community Transitions in the First Year: A Case Study of Academic and Social Network Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Residential learning communities often focus on easing first-year students' transitions to college by emphasizing the creation of peer social and academic relationships. However, this relational process is most often examined through analyzing individual student characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes. This study used network analysis to…

Smith, Rachel A.

2011-01-01

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A Single Case Study of a Three Year Coordinated School Health Program at a Rural North Mississippi Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The single case study presents the story of the implementation of a three year Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) at a rural North Mississippi school. The school was recognized by the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Healthy Schools, as one of ten selected model Mississippi healthy schools. An awarded grant of one hundred…

Howell, Sandra Lena

2010-01-01

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Exposure to Volcanic Hazards, and Influence on Perception: A Case Study in Japan, Ten Years After the Unzen Fugendake Eruption  

E-print Network

of any direct exposure to volcanic eruption, the children' perception seems to tend towards some1 Exposure to Volcanic Hazards, and Influence on Perception: A Case Study in Japan, Ten Years After direct exposure of the eruption, whereas indirectly exposed respondents did not show any sign of it

Boyer, Edmond

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Pathology Case Study: Disorientation in a 43-Year-Old Woman with Cirrhosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a woman with alcoholic cirrhosis and a progressive history of weakness on her right side fell four weeks ago. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-08-06

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Black Studies Year One.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Though Dubois tried to begin a series of scientific studies on the Negro problem in America more than 70 years ago, only recently have attempts been made to present a true history of the Black man in institutions of higher learning. Until that time, the experience of the Black man was defined in Euro-American terms, or in most cases was completely…

Long, Richard A.

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First Year Master of Education (M.Ed.) Students' Experiences of Part-Time Study: A South African Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a study of how a group of first year M.Ed. students in the Faculty of Education of the University of KwaZulu-Natal experienced part-time study. Literature suggests that each year, South Africa suffers significant student departures from universities without completing their studies. Apart from the cost and manpower…

Chikoko, V.

2010-01-01

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Forty-five years of open plan office experience: An unusual case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The open plan office design concept has been around for at least 45 years. Through research, design, and practical experience, the basic concepts and parameters that impact acoustics and speech privacy have been fairly well developed and documented. The psychological aspects of human response and expectation to open plan environments, and the conceptual designs that emerge from the architect and interior designers are frontiers that still allow for ongoing study. A large open plan project completed during the dot-com bubble allowed an opportunity to design and experience an unusual open plan environment that utilized exposed sound masking system loudspeakers and minimal sound absorption.

Paoletti, Dennis A.

2005-09-01

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A Case Study of Eight First-Year Secondary Science Teachers in North Carolina: Problems, Issues and Behaviors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this study is to (1) identify some of the major problems confronting first-year secondary science teachers; (2) list supportive practices supplied by the school-based administration and district-wide programs for first-year secondary science teachers; and (3) describe problems of socialization confronting first-year secondary science teachers. The study analyzes perceptions of eight first-year secondary science teachers under contract at the start of the 1996-1997 school year. The study viewed these teachers as novice by definition and perceptions of specific support activities which assisted them in moving from initially licensed to career tenure status. The literature review examines research on teacher based on self-reporting data. Although several of the cited research studies consider first-year teachers in general, few qualitative studies contain specific information on first-year secondary science teachers, e. g., what is involved in the new environment or what developmental skills are needed to survive the year. The research procedure used in this study is the individual case study method. Data were collected primarily through ethnographic interviews and surveys of eight first-year secondary science teachers and six administrators responsible for evaluation of these teachers. (Two administrators did not respond to the survey.) A thematic conceptual matrix was used to display the problems and issues faced by and support offered to these teachers. The findings clearly reveal the top two problems of first-year secondary science teachers to be discipline and classroom/time management exacerbated by a perceived lack of administrative support and assistance.

Alston, Lizzie

2008-10-20

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Muscle dysmorphia symptomatology and extreme drive for muscularity in a 23-year-old woman: a case study.  

PubMed

We describe a 23-year-old woman with muscle dysmorphia symptomatology and extreme drive for muscularity. In addition to structured case study interviews, 3 questionnaires and a series of semistructured interview questions were administered for elaboration on key issues. The case studies allowed for triangulation of data garnered from the questionnaires. Responses revealed high scores for drive for muscularity, moderate scores for the Adonis complex, and high scores for symptoms of muscle dysmorphia. Muscle dysmorphia and drive for muscularity are more prevalent in men; however, unique cases such as this need to be further explored both empirically and theoretically. Cross-cultural references are needed to assess the overall impact of global social influences. Instruments measuring muscle dysmorphia need to be devised and validated for women as well as men. The strength and conditioning professional needs to be both aware and vigilant in helping people affected with psychosomatic disorders such as muscle dysmorphia or exercise addiction. PMID:19387376

Leone, James E

2009-05-01

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Improving Student Engagement in 3rd Year Condensed Matter Physics: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2004, PHYS3032, Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) was a typical third year physics course at the ANU, with an enrolment of 10 students. In 2005 the enrolment doubled to 20 students, and in 2006 a total of 41 students completed the course, the highest of any third year physics course at the ANU. The course is the only solid-state-physics taught

K. F. Wilson; D. J. Goossens

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Chinese and Australian Year 3 Children's Conceptual Understanding of Science: A Multiple Comparative Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children have formal science instruction from kindergarten in Australia and from Year 3 in China. The purpose of this research was to explore the impact that different approaches to primary science curricula in China and Australia have on children's conceptual understanding of science. Participants were Year 3 children from three schools of high,…

Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary Colette; Venville, Grady Jane

2012-01-01

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Sporadic community-acquired Legionnaires' disease in France: a 2-year national matched case-control study  

PubMed Central

SUMMARY Legionnaires' disease (LD) is an aetiology of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia in adults, with a high case-fatality ratio (CFR). We conducted a matched case-control study to identify risk factors for sporadic, community-acquired LD. Cases of sporadic, community-acquired and biologically confirmed LD, in metropolitan France from 1 September 2002 to 31 September 2004, were matched with a control subject according to age, sex, underlying illness and location of residence within 5 km. We performed a conditional logistic regression on various host-related factors and exposures. Analysis was done on 546 matched pairs. The CFR was 3·5%. Age ranged from 18–93 years (mean 57 years), with a 3·6 male:female sex ratio. Cases were more likely to have smoked with the documentation of a dose-effect relation, to have travelled with a stay in a hotel (OR 6·1, 95% CI 2·6–14·2), or to have used a wash-hand basin for personal hygiene (OR 3·5, 95% CI 1·6–7·7) than controls. Tobacco and travel have been previously described as risk factors for LD, but this is the first time that such a dose-effect for tobacco has been documented among sporadic cases. These findings will provide helpful knowledge about LD and help practitioners in identifying patients at high risk. PMID:18211725

CHE, D.; CAMPESE, C.; SANTA-OLALLA, P.; JACQUIER, G.; BITAR, D.; BERNILLON, P.; DESENCLOS, J.-C.

2008-01-01

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How does one do the history of disability in antiquity? One thousand years of case studies.  

PubMed

Exploring literary sources from the first century BCE up to the eleventh century CE, this article demonstrates how the history of disabilities in antiquity can go further than just collecting 'interesting case histories'. Using a model developed by Michel Vovelle, the sources are interpreted on different levels, taking into account both the cultural context in which the text arose and the intentions of the author. PMID:23057206

Laes, Christian

2011-01-01

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The Development of Writing Habitus: A Ten-Year Case Study of a Young Writer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Peter, an African American writer from a low-income community, is followed across a 10-year period as he progresses from first grade through high school. Drawing on writing samples and interviews, the author identifies a set of interrelated dispositions that contribute to his development of "habitus" as a writer. This article considers…

Compton-Lilly, Catherine

2014-01-01

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Looking Beyond the Valley: A Five-Year Case Study of Course Innovation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined longitudinal changes in student course evaluations throughout the process of implementing information technology-enhanced delivery of a veterinary immunology course. Found that student ratings of almost all aspects of the course and instruction declined significantly during the five-year period of technology implementation and then…

Allen, Gary K.; Wedman, John F.; Folk, Lillian C.

2001-01-01

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Benefits from Funding the MSD Engineering List: A Fiscal Year 1999 Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Every year the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) funds the MSD engineering list. The projects on the list are submitted by the Air Logistic Centers in order to address problems with the maintainability or reliability of a reparable part. AFMC funds the pr...

D. L. Gehrich

2004-01-01

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[Children's drawings: a case study of the psychotherapeutic treatment of a seven year old boy].  

PubMed

The paper explores the meaning of childrens' pictures as a symbol for growing autonomy. The psychotherapy of a 7-years old turkish boy, who came to treatment with a destroyed identity, will be described. The parents failed to support the boy's development by adequate mothering. The aggressive symptomatic as it emerged at the beginning of the psychotherapy is shown in a shipwreck. During therapy he succeeds to develop age-appropriate autonomy that is shown in a series of drawings. PMID:15730151

Stephan, Gabriele

2005-01-01

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Neonatal infection with Neisseria meningitidis: analysis of a 97-year period plus case study.  

PubMed

Neisseria meningitidis is one of the major causes of meningitis in children and adolescents, but it is rarely found during the neonatal period. Here, we describe a neonate with meningococcal sepsis who was admitted to the hospital on postnatal day 10, and we discuss the clinical features of neonatal infection with N. meningitidis in relation to the literature (analysis of a 97-year period). PMID:25031437

Kiray Ba?, Evrim; Bülbül, Ali; Cömert, Serdar; Uslu, Sinan; Arslan, Selda; Nuhoglu, Asiye

2014-09-01

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High Dental Caries among Adults Aged 35 to 44 Years: Case-Control Study of Distal and Proximal Factors  

PubMed Central

The aim of this study was to determine whether a high degree of dental caries severity is associated with the distal and proximal determinants of caries in a group of Brazilian adults aged 35 to 44 years. A population-based case-control study was conducted using two groups—a case group with high caries severity (DMFT ? 14) and a control group without high caries severity (DMFT < 14). The sample comprised adults from metropolitan Belo Horizonte, Brazil (180 cases and 180 controls matched for gender and age). The exam was performed by calibrated dentists using the DMFT index. The statistical analysis used the Mann-Whitney test and bivariate and multivariate logistic regression (the conditional backward stepwise method). The mean DMFT was 8.4 ± 3.9 in the control group and 20.1 ± 4.5 in the case group. High caries severity was associated with regular visits to the dentist, low income, use of private/supplementary dental service and not petitioning the authorities for community benefits. The results of the study underscore the importance of considering distal and proximal factors in the assessment of the severity of dental caries. Greater caries severity persists among low-income families and among groups with a low degree of social cohesion. PMID:23749056

Costa, Simone M.; Vasconcelos, Mara; Abreu, Mauro H. N. G.

2013-01-01

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Clinical characteristics of hereditary multiple exostoses: a retrospective study of mainland chinese cases in recent 23 years.  

PubMed

Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) are an autosomal dominant skeletal disease with wide variations in clinical manifestations among different ethnic groups. This study investigated the epidemiology, clinical presentations, pathogenetic features and treatment strategies of HME in mainland China. We searched and reviewed the related cases published since 1990 by searching electronic databases, namely SinoMed database, Wanfang database, CNKI, Web of Science and PubMed as well as Google search engines. A total of 1051 cases of HME (male-to-female ratio 1.5:1) were investigated and the diagnosis was made in 83% before the age of 10 years. Approximately 96% patients had a family history. Long bones, ribs, scapula and pelvis were the frequently affected sites. Most patients were asymptomatic with multiple palpable masses. Common complications included angular deformities, impingement on neighbouring tissues and impaired articular function. Chondrosarcomas transformation occurred in 2% Chinese cases. Among the cases examined, about 18% had mutations in EXT1 and 28% in EXT2. Frameshift, nonsense and missense mutations represented the majority of HME-causing mutations. Diagnosis of HME was made based on the clinical presentations and radiological documentations. Most patients needed no treatment. Surgical treatment was often directed to remove symptomatic exostoses, particularly those of suspected malignancy degeneration, and correction of skeletal deformities. This study shows some variance from current literature regarding other ethnic populations and may provide valuable baseline assessment of the natural history of HME in mainland China. PMID:24496678

Guo, Xue-ling; Deng, Yan; Liu, Hui-guo

2014-02-01

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Azo dyes and related compounds as important aquatic contaminants: a ten-year case study  

EPA Science Inventory

Mutagenicity has been found in several aquatic systems in the world; however, this activity usually is not associated with any of the compounds that are currently regulated. Attempting to identify these hazardous compounds, an integrated study was conducted, employing several dif...

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Teachers' and Children's Personal Epistemologies for Moral Education: Case Studies in Early Years Elementary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While there is strong interest in teaching values in Australia and internationally there is little focus on young children's moral values learning in the classroom. Research shows that personal epistemology influences teaching and learning in a range of education contexts, including moral education. This study examines relationships between…

Brownlee, Jo; Syu, Jia-Jia; Mascadri, Julia; Cobb-Moore, Charlotte; Walker, Sue; Johansson, Eva; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian; Ailwood, Jo

2012-01-01

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SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Human Development and Family Studies Case Management  

E-print Network

: [30 -31 Credit Hours] PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3 Fulfills Kent Core Social Sciences and domestic in HDFS 14027, 24011 and 24012 to declare the Human Development and Family Studies major HDFS 24012 Child Electives (lower or upper division) 6 Semester Four: [16 Credit Hours] GERO 44030 Adult Development

Sheridan, Scott

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Engaging Hispanic Students in Agricultural Education and the FFA: A 3-Year Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the outcomes of field-based efforts to increase diversity in agricultural education programs and the FFA. This study focused on three schools in San Antonio, Texas. Guided by Rogers' (2003) theories of diffusion of innovations, a series of six intervention strategies was implemented: (a) provide specific FFA or agricultural…

Roberts, T. Grady; Hall, Johnathan L.; Briers, Gary E.; Gill, Ernie; Shinn, Glen C.; Larke, Alvin, Jr.; Jaure, Paul

2009-01-01

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Building Strong Geoscience Departments: Case Studies and Findings from Six Years of Programming  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Begun in 2005, the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project sought to help geoscience departments respond to changes in geosciences research, academic pressures, and the changing face of the geosciences workforce by working as a team, planning strategically, and learning from the experiences of other geoscience departments. Key strategies included becoming more central to their institution's mission and goals; articulating the department's learning goals for students; designing coordinated curricula, co-curricular activities, and assessments to meet these goals; and recruiting students effectively. A series of topical workshops identified effective practices in use in the U.S. and Canada. These practices were documented on the project website and disseminated through a national workshop for teams of faculty, through activities at the AGU Heads and Chairs workshops, and in a visiting workshop program bringing leaders to campuses. The program has now involved over 450 participants from 185 departments. To understand the impact of the program, we engaged in ongoing discussion with five departments of various sizes and institutional types, and facing a variety of immediate challenges. In aggregate they made use of the full spectrum of project offerings. These departments all reported that the project brought an important new perspective to their ability to work as a department: they have a better understanding of how their departments' issues relate to the national scene, have more strategies for making the case for the entire department to college administrators, and are better poised to make use of campus resources including the external review process. These results were consistent with findings from end-of-workshop surveys. Further they developed the ability to work together as a team to address departmental challenges through collective problem solving. As a result of their workshop participation, two of the departments who considered their department to be vulnerable to elimination believe they are in a better position to survive and thrive. All five departments reported changes to their curriculum that addressed goals such as attracting more majors, recruiting students from underrepresented groups and integrating initiatives such as service learning. Three departments reported making strides to increase their visibility by implementing new community activities, involving alumni, and using social networking. Two departments became more intentional in collecting data for assessment/external review. As one department member shared, they learned that it was not enough to just teach and to do good research, they became their own advocates for change and believe it made a significant difference in their success on campus.

Iverson, E. A.; Lee, S.; Ormand, C. J.; Feiss, P. G.; Macdonald, H.; Manduca, C. A.; Richardson, R. M.

2011-12-01

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The Effectiveness of a Case Study-Based First-Year Biology Class at a Black Women's College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors used a case study-based approach in the introductory biology course at Spelman College. The course taught to entering freshmen was divided into three modules--ecology, evolution, and biodiversity, each designed around a case study. They noted that (1) case study teaching was dramatically more effective than the traditional lecture…

Pai, Aditi; Benning, Tracy; Woods, Natasha; McGinnis, Gene; Chu, Joanne; Netherton, Josh; Bauerle, Cynthia

2010-01-01

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Exposure to air pollutants and mortality in hypertensive patients according to demography: a 10 year case-crossover study.  

PubMed

This study evaluated whether short term exposures to NO2, O3, particulate matter <10 mm in diameter (PM10) were associated with higher risk of mortality. A total of 223,287 hypertensive patients attended public health-care services and newly prescribed at least 1 antihypertensive agent were followed-up for up to 5 years. A time-stratified, bi-directional case-crossover design was adopted. For all-cause mortality, significant positive associations were observed for NO2 and PM10 at lag 0-3 days per 10 ?g/m(3) increase in concentration (excess risks 1.187%-2.501%). Significant positive associations were found for O3 at lag 1 and 2 days and the excess risks were 1.654% and 1.207%, respectively. We found similarly positive associations between these pollutants and respiratory disease mortality. These results were significant among those aged ?65 years and in cold seasons only. Older hypertensive patients are susceptible to all-cause and respiratory disease-specific deaths from these air pollutants in cold weather. PMID:24953346

Wong, Martin C S; Tam, Wilson W S; Wang, Harry H X; Lao, X Q; Zhang, Daisy Dexing; Chan, Sky W M; Kwan, Mandy W M; Fan, Carmen K M; Cheung, Clement S K; Tong, Ellen L H; Cheung, N T; Tse, L A; Yu, Ignatius T S

2014-09-01

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Cognitive and Learning Strategies for Longstanding Temporal Lobe Lesions in a Child Who Suffered from "Herpes Simplex" Virus Encephalitis: A Case Study over 10 Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a case study indicating that "Herpes simplex" virus (HSV) encephalitis may cause permanent learning disabilities due to damage to the temporal lobes, as it discusses the results of a case study extending over 10 years to determine the long-term effects on both the anatomy of the brain and the intellectual functioning of the…

van Schoor, A. N.; Naude, H.; van Rensburg, M.; Pretorius, E.; Boon, J. M.

2004-01-01

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Cognitive and Learning Strategies for Longstanding Temporal Lobe Lesions in a Child Who Suffered from "Herpes Simplex" Virus Encephalitis: A Case Study over 10 Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a case study indicating that "Herpes simplex" virus (HSV) encephalitis may cause permanent learning disabilities due to damage to the temporal lobes as it discusses the results of a case study extending over 10 years to determine the long-term effects on both the anatomy of the brain and the intellectual functioning of the…

van Schoor, A. N.; Naude, H.; van Rensburg, M.; Pretorius, E.; Boon, J. M.

2005-01-01

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Early Neuropsychological Tests as Correlates of Productivity 1 Year after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Preliminary Matched Case-Control Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the relative strength of five neuropsychological tests in correlating with productivity 1 year after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Six moderate-to-severe TBI patients who returned to work at 1-year post-injury were matched with six controls who were unemployed after 1 year based on age, severity of injury, and Functional…

Ryu, Won Hyung A.; Cullen, Nora K.; Bayley, Mark T.

2010-01-01

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Pneumatic retinopexy: the evolution of case selection and surgical technique. A twelve-year study of 302 eyes.  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: Pneumatic retinopexy is an operation for reattaching the retina by injecting an expanding gas bubble and using laser and/or cryopexy. The procedure is controversial because the literature reports a variable initial success rate, sometimes less than conventional scleral buckling surgery. PR is done in an office setting and may be the most cost-effective means of retinal reattachment. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to decide which eyes are most successfully treated with pneumatic retinopexy, and which pneumatic technique is most effective. METHODS: Three hundred two (302) consecutive retinal detachments treated by one surgeon with pneumatic retinopexy and followed for six months to ten years were reviewed. Risk factors for failure were detected. The cost of treating eyes with pneumatic retinopexy and scleral buckling was compared using Medicare reimbursement rates. RESULTS: The average single operation success (SOS) rate for all 302 cases was 68%; 95% were ultimately attached with additional surgery. Factors adversely affecting SOS included pseudophakia/aphakia, the extent of the retinal detachment, and the number of retinal breaks. Factors not influencing SOS included the type of retinal break, the presence of lattice degeneration, the type, volume and sequence of gas injection, retinopexy with laser or cryotherapy, and gender. Complete 360 degrees peripheral retinopexy between the insertion of the vitreous base and ora serrata significantly improved SOS. A 97% SOS rate was detected for a subgroup of eyes. This subgroup included phakic eyes with one quadrant of the retina detached, and one retinal break located in the upper two-thirds of the fundus. Treatment included 360 degrees of peripheral retinopexy. Factors positively influencing visual recovery included SOS, better preoperative acuity, macular attachment, duration of macular detachment less than eight days, and younger age. Eighty-six percent of eyes cured with a single operation attained 20/40 or better acuity. The cost of repairing these 302 cases with pneumatic retinopexy, including reoperations, was estimated to be approximately half the cost of repairing a similar group with scleral buckling. With careful patient selection and peripheral 360 degrees retinopexy, the cost of PR may be one quarter the cost of scleral buckling. CONCLUSIONS: Success with PR, as with other surgical procedures, depends upon proper case selection and surgical technique. Ideal case selection and peripheral 360 degrees retinopexy can increase the SOS rate to 97%. Even with reoperations, PR is more cost effective than scleral buckling. Images FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4 PMID:9440187

Tornambe, P E

1997-01-01

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A 5-year prospective case-control study of the influence of early otitis media with effusion on reading achievement.  

PubMed

In a still ongoing prospective longitudinal study, more than 500 children--a total birth-cohort in a Danish municipality--were followed from their 3rd to their 9th year of life by multiple impedance tests in order to investigate a number of factors concerning epidemiology and long-term impacts of otitis media with effusion. This is a report on the influence of otitis media with effusion early in life on reading achievement. The study revealed no difference in school-class level between the 9% of the children (n = 46) who constantly had abnormal tympanometry during a 6-month period at the age of 3, and the other pupils in the municipality. At the Silent Reading Test (OS-400), done on 40 of the 46 case-pupils the results did not differ from (1) the other pupils in the municipality, (2) from other pupils of the same sex in the same classroom, or (3) from individual control-pupils matched by sex, social group and classroom. PMID:6542073

Lous, J; Fiellau-Nikolajsen, M

1984-10-01

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Four Case Studies, Six Years Later: Developing System Thinking Skills in Junior High School and Sustaining Them over Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the process by which system thinking perceptions develop within the context of a water cycle curriculum. Four junior high school students undergoing an especially designed inquiry-based intervention were closely observed before, during, immediately after, and 6 years after completing a year long systems-based learning program.…

Ben-Zvi-Assaraf, Orit; Orion, Nir

2010-01-01

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"Growing Up" through the Middle Level Years: A Case Study in Leadership Actions Necessary to Meet Students' Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the journey of a suburban middle level principal, as she led a school through an educational change process. This was a single case study design involving the school leader as principal participant, and the researcher as participant observer. The theoretical model that was developed for this…

Smith, M. Melissa Richard

2010-01-01

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a Six-Year-Old Boy with Separation Anxiety Disorder: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of separation anxiety disorder (SAD) in a six-year-old boy who was having at least one panic attack a day. It uses a four-phased program that includes a psychoeducational approach. The outcome studies demonstrated how CBT shows promise as a treatment modality with…

Dia, David A.

2001-01-01

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Predictors of elevated blood lead levels among 3-year-old Ukrainian children: A nested case-control study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: Lead is common in the general population. However, data are lacking for the Ukraine and many other countries from the former Soviet Union (FSU). In this study we evaluate the level of blood lead among 212 Ukrainian children and determine predictors of elevated lead levels. We also describe the health effects associated with elevated blood lead.Methods: A nested case-control

L. S. Friedman; O. M. Lukyanova; Y. I. Kundiev; Z. A. Shkiryak-Nizhnyk; N. V. Chislovska; A. Mucha; A. V. Zvinchuk; I. Oliynyk; D. Hryhorczuk

2005-01-01

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Problem Solving by 5-6 Years Old Kindergarten Children in a Computer Programming Environment: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer programming is considered an important competence for the development of higher-order thinking in addition to algorithmic problem solving skills. Its horizontal integration throughout all educational levels is considered worthwhile and attracts the attention of researchers. Towards this direction, an exploratory case study is presented…

Fessakis, G.; Gouli, E.; Mavroudi, E.

2013-01-01

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A Case Study of Information-Seeking Behavior in 7-Year-Old Children in a Semistructured Situation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study of information-seeking behavior of second grade children in their school library media center focuses on how young children learning to read cope with searching for information in a largely textual corpus. Discusses children's search strategies; computer versus shelf searching; textual versus visual searching; and comparisons with…

Cooper, Linda Z.

2002-01-01

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Case Study of Employment Trends across 25 Years of Graduates of a Japanese Science and Technology University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduates in the areas of Science and Technology are believed to have traditionally been employed in a number of specific industries, but the recent restructuring of some industries may have affected this phenomenon. In order to examine the trends concerning employment issues in more detail, a case study was conducted by surveying employment…

Nakayama, Minoru

2014-01-01

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Brief Report: Musical Interaction Therapy for Children with Autism: An Evaluative Case Study with Two-Year Follow-Up.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study reports the effects of musical interaction therapy (MIT) on the social and symbolic development of a young autistic girl. MIT fosters interpersonal contact and joint attention by synchronizing live music to adult-child interactions. Results offer preliminary evidence that MIT facilitates playful joint action formats that generalize…

Wimpory, Dawn; And Others

1995-01-01

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Oral maxillofacial neoplasms in an East African population a 10 year retrospective study of 1863 cases using histopathological reports  

PubMed Central

Background Neoplasms of the oral maxillofacial area are an interesting entity characterized by differences in nomenclature and classification at different centers. We report neoplastic histopathological diagnoses seen at the departments of oral maxillofacial surgery of Muhimbili and Mulago referral hospitals in Tanzania and Uganda respectively over a 10-year period. Methods We retrieved histopathological reports archived at the departments of oral maxillofacial surgery of Muhimbili and Mulago referral hospitals in Tanzania and Uganda respectively over a 10-year period from June 1989–July 1999. Results In the period between June 1989 and July 1999, 565 and 1298 neoplastic oro-facial cases were retrieved of which 284 (50.53%) and 967 (74.54%) were malignant neoplasms at Muhimbili and Mulago hospitals respectively. Overall 67.28% of the diagnoses recorded were malignant with Kaposi's sarcoma (21.98%), Burkiits lymphoma (20.45%), and squamous cell carcinoma (15.22%) dominating that group while ameloblastoma (9.23%), fibromas (7.3%) and pleomorphic adenoma (4.95%) dominated the benign group. The high frequency of malignancies could be due to inclusion criteria and the clinical practice of selective histopathology investigation. However, it may also be due to higher chances of referrals in case of malignancies. Conclusion There is need to reexamine the slides in these two centers in order to bring them in line with the most recent WHO classification so as to allow for comparison with reports from else where. PMID:18651958

Kamulegeya, Adriane; Kalyanyama, Boniphace M

2008-01-01

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Context and learning factors in the development of teacher identity: a case study of newly qualified teachers during their induction year  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a small?scale case study of five newly qualified teachers in one school. The aim of the study was to identify the context and learning factors that enable and constrain the professional growth of new teachers, and to locate the place of formal induction arrangements within the broader experiences of the first year in teaching. The research

Kate Findlay

2006-01-01

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Family-Based Treatment of a 17-Year-Old Twin Presenting with Emerging Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Study Using the "Maudsley Method"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the successful application of family-based treatment (FBT) for a 17-year-old identical twin presenting with a 4-month history of clinically significant symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN). FBT is a manualized treatment that has been studied in randomized controlled trials for adolescents with AN. This case study illustrates…

Loeb, Katharine L.; Hirsch, Alicia M.; Greif, Rebecca; Hildebrandt, Thomas B.

2009-01-01

91

Building a Community of Scholars: One University's Comparison of "Typical" vs. Open Ended Ethics Case Studies in First-Year Engineering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ethics is among the professional skills embedded in the first year engineering curriculum in many institutions. The general format of the study of ethics is similar to many other institutions: student teams review case studies and develop written and oral presentations on the ethical issues encountered. This report investigates whether the use of…

Reid, Kenneth J.

2012-01-01

92

Mental Health and Social Isolation Among Survivors Ten Years After a Suicide in the Family: A Case-Control Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to investigate mental health and social isolation in surviving family members (n=56) 10 years after a suicide as compared to sex and age matched general population controls. Minor mental disorders were more common among suicide survivors than among general population controls (30% vs. 16%), especially in surviving spouses (39% vs. 11%). Suicide survivors had

Pirjo Irmeli Saarinen; Jukka Hintikka; Johannes Lehtonen; Jouko K. Lönnqvist; Heimo Viinamäki

2002-01-01

93

Tropical rainforests: a case study of UK, 13-year-olds’ knowledge and understanding of these environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tropical rainforests are biologically rich ecosystems, which are threatened by a variety of different human activities. This study focuses on students’ knowledge and understanding of rainforest locations, their reasons for protecting these environments and their familiarity with selected concepts about rainforest vegetation and soil. These questions are addressed, through the analysis of answers about rainforests included in an end-of-year examination

Jane Dove

2012-01-01

94

Hispanic Students' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Learning Communities: A Case Study of First-Year University Students  

E-print Network

semesters. The course is designed to teach students important study skills such as reading, note taking, test taking, time management, communication, and critical thinking. Students also take learning style inventories, as well as personality, and career... or First-Year Seminar: A class, usually with twenty to twenty-five students, which teaches study skills such as reading, note-taking, time management, goal setting, critical thinking and test-taking. The class includes an introduction to library research...

Kazen, Hayley D.

2010-01-15

95

The university college center and the freshman year experience: a case study at a selected historically black university in Texas  

E-print Network

programs has proven to be helpful in promoting minority retention (Fleming, 1984). Students can profit from supportive individuals and networks to help them deal with their personal and collegiate experiences (Zimmer, 1989). Retention efforts... and universities adequately guided students throughout the remediation process. In From Politics to Policy: A Case Study in Educational Reform, the authors of chapter two, Carl A. Parker and Wilhelmina R. Delco state, ?In 1987, the Texas Academic Skills...

Garrett, Carla Anne

2005-08-29

96

Sudden Unexpected Deaths and Vaccinations during the First Two Years of Life in Italy: A Case Series Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundThe signal of an association between vaccination in the second year of life with a hexavalent vaccine and sudden unexpected deaths (SUD) in the two days following vaccination was reported in Germany in 2003. A study to establish whether the immunisation with hexavalent vaccines increased the short term risk of SUD in infants was conducted in Italy.Methodology\\/Principal FindingsThe reference population

Giuseppe Traversa; Stefania Spila-Alegiani; Clara Bianchi; Marta Ciofi Degli Atti; Luisa Frova; Marco Massari; Roberto Raschetti; Stefania Salmaso; Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba; Yang Yang

2011-01-01

97

An Approach to Assessing Hydrological Influences on Feeding Opportunities of Juvenile Atlantic Salmon ( Salmo salar ): A Case Study of Two Contrasting years in a Small, Nursery Stream  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study sought to examine how temporal variability in hydrological and hydraulic conditions might affect the feeding opportunities of juvenile Atlantic salmon in two hydrologically contrasting years of 2002 and 2003, which were characterised by high and low flows respectively. Firstly, measures of hydraulic influence were calculated to define what might be ecologically meaningful disturbance periods during high flows.

D. Tetzlaff; C Soulsby; C. Gibbins; P. J. Bacon; A. F Youngson

2005-01-01

98

Active and passive smoking and the risk of breast cancer in women aged 36–45 years: a population based case–control study in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Active smoking has little or no effect on breast cancer risk but some investigators have suggested that passive smoking and its interaction with active smoking may be associated with an increased risk. In a population based case–control study of breast cancer in women aged 36–45 years at diagnosis, information on active smoking, passive smoking in the home, and other factors,

A W Roddam; K Pirie; M C Pike; C Chilvers; B Crossley; C Hermon; K McPherson; J Peto; M Vessey; V Beral

2007-01-01

99

Cervical Screening at Age 50-64 Years and the Risk of Cervical Cancer at Age 65 Years and Older: Population-Based Case Control Study  

PubMed Central

Background There is little consensus, and minimal evidence, regarding the age at which to stop cervical screening. We studied the association between screening at age 50–64 y and cervical cancer at age 65–83 y. Methods and Findings Cases were women (n?=?1,341) diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 65–83 y between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2012 in England and Wales; age-matched controls (n?=?2,646) were randomly selected from population registers. Screening details from 1988 onwards were extracted from national databases. We calculated the odds ratios (OR) for different screening histories and subsequent cervical cancer. Women with adequate negative screening at age 65 y (288 cases, 1,395 controls) were at lowest risk of cervical cancer (20-y risk: 8 cancers per 10,000 women) compared with those (532 cases, 429 controls) not screened at age 50–64 y (20-y risk: 49 cancers per 10,000 women, with OR?=?0.16, 95% CI 0.13–0.19). ORs depended on the age mix of women because of the weakening association with time since last screen: OR?=?0.11, 95% CI 0.08–0.14 at 2.5 to 7.5 y since last screen; OR?=?0.27, 95% CI 0.20–0.36 at 12.5 to 17.5 y since last screen. Screening at least every 5.5 y between the ages 50 and 64 y was associated with a 75% lower risk of cervical cancer between the ages 65 and 79 y (OR?=?0.25, 95% CI 0.21–0.30), and the attributable risk was such that in the absence of screening, cervical cancer rates in women aged 65+ would have been 2.4 (95% CI 2.1–2.7) times higher. In women aged 80–83 y the association was weaker (OR?=?0.49, 95% CI 0.28–0.83) than in those aged 65–69 y (OR?=?0.12, 95% CI 0.09–0.17). This study was limited by an absence of data on confounding factors; additionally, findings based on cytology may not generalise to human papillomavirus testing. Conclusions Women with adequate negative screening at age 50–64 y had one-sixth of the risk of cervical cancer at age 65–83 y compared with women who were not screened. Stopping screening between ages 60 and 69 y in women with adequate negative screening seems sensible, but further screening may be justifiable as life expectancy increases. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary PMID:24453946

Castanon, Alejandra; Landy, Rebecca; Cuzick, Jack; Sasieni, Peter

2014-01-01

100

Freshman year mental health symptoms and level of adaptation as predictors of Internet addiction: a retrospective nested case-control study of male Chinese college students.  

PubMed

A retrospective nested case-control study was designed to explore whether freshman year mental health status and level of adaptation are predictors of Internet addiction. The study cohort was 977 college students at a university in northwest China. In the first college year, the students' mental health status and adaptation level were assessed using the Chinese College Student Mental Health Scale (CCSMHS) and the Chinese College Student Adjustment Scale (CCSAS). In the following 1-3 years, 62 Internet-addicted subjects were identified using Young's 8-item diagnostic questionnaire. Controls were matched for demographic characteristics. Using logistic regression analysis, freshman year mental health status, including factors such as somatization, anxiety, depression and self-contempt, and freshman year adaptive problems were found to be causal factors and predictors of Internet addiction. Freshman with features of depression, learning maladaptation and dissatisfaction could be an important target-intervention population for reducing Internet addiction. PMID:23896352

Yao, Bin; Han, Wei; Zeng, Lingxia; Guo, Xiong

2013-12-15

101

Oral Health in 4-6 Years Children with Cleft Lip/Palate: A Case Control Study  

PubMed Central

Background: Oro-facial clefts are a major public health problem. Children with clefts rarely escape dental complications. Aims: This study was to determine differences in the dental caries experience, gingival health, and prevalence malocclusion, enamel defects and oral mucosal lesions among 4-6 year old children with and without cleft in Panchkula. Materials and Methods: The sampling frame consisted of 4-6 year old children with clefts visiting Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Panchkula, India. As a control group an age (±3 months) and gender-matched sample from the same geographical areas were recruited. Dental caries status, gingival health status, developmental defect of enamel, malocclusion and oral mucosal health were assessed and compared between the two groups. Results: Significant differences in dental caries and gingival health status were found between children with and without cleft. Anterior open-bite, increased overjet and oral mucosal lesions (P < 0.05) were more prevalent among children with clefts. Children with and without clefts had similar developmental defects of enamel (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Differences of oral health status exist among 4-6 year old children with and without clefts. Children fare worse in terms of dental caries, gingival health, oral mucosal health and malocclusion. PMID:25006561

Chopra, Amandeep; Lakhanpal, Manav; Rao, Nanak Chand; Gupta, Nidhi; Vashisth, Shelja

2014-01-01

102

A case study of the Physics Enhancement Project for Two Year Colleges, its effects and outcomes on the teaching of undergraduate physics at two year colleges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This dissertation reports on a naturalistic evaluation study of a series of NSF grant projects collectively known as PEPTYC -- Physics Enhancement Project for Two Year College Physics Instructors. The project encompassed seven different cycles of professional development occurring during the 1990's via May Institutes, held at Texas A&M University. Follow-up meetings were held at American Association of Physics Teachers - Texas Section Meetings. The research was conducted post hoc. The research evaluated the characteristics of effective professional development under an evaluation frame work designed by D.L. Kirkpatrick (1959) and adapted by the researcher to address issues that are pertinent to the professional development of faculty. This framework was adapted to be viewed through an educator's eye in an effort to ascertain the long term affects of the program and determine how the program affected the participants' attitudes, pedagogical knowledge, and instructional practices. The PEPTYC program philosophy was based on the premise, supported by research, that professional development programs addressing specific teaching practices are more successful than generic programs. Furthermore, professional development is more effective in helping teachers use alternative approaches when teachers are engaged in active learning experiences rather than passively listening to lectures or presentations. The naturalistic study was based on surveys and semi-structured interviews with 14 individuals who participated in PEPTYC workshops, as well as presenters of the PEPTYC program. The interviews were analyzed to describe how the PEPTYC project influenced the participants long after they had completed their training. This project can inform the development of similar evaluation studies of other professional development programs.

Leif, Todd Robert

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Geothermal Case Studies  

DOE Data Explorer

database.) In fiscal year 2015, NREL is working with universities to populate additional case studies on OpenEI. The goal is to provide a large enough dataset to start conducting analyses of exploration programs to identify correlations between successful exploration plans for areas with similar geologic occurrence models.

Katherine Young

104

Quantitative Effects on Proximal Joints of Botulinum Toxin Treatment for Gastrocnemius Spasticity: A 4-Year-Old Case Study  

PubMed Central

Botulinum toxin A (BTA) is a recognized treatment for the early management of spasticity in children with Cerebral Palsy. This study quantified with Gait Analysis (GA) the gait pattern of a 4-year-old diplegic child with calf contracture before, 5 days, and 3 months after BTA injections into gastrocnemius. Kinematic and kinetic data of main lower limb joints were investigated. After only 5 days, ankle dorsi-plantarflexion and knee flex-extension improved, but hip joint worsened, increasing its excessive flexion, to compensate the improvement in knee position of the treated limb and to obtain better stability. A worsening of hip power happened. After 3 months, all joints generally improved their position during gait cycle. Hip and knee joints increased their range of movement and improvements occurred at ankle kinematics and kinetisc, too; a better ankle position and an increase of its capacity of propulsion during terminal stance were evident. PMID:19730748

Cimolin, Veronica; Galli, Manuela; Crivellini, Marcello; Albertini, Giorgio

2009-01-01

105

Baseline Cataract Type and 10Year Mortality in the Italian-American Case-Control Study of Age-related Cataract  

Microsoft Academic Search

Age-related cataract is reported to be associated with increased risk of death. The authors investigated the association of presence and type of cataract with mortality in the participants of the Italian-American Case-Control Cataract Study (Parma, Italy, 1987-1989), which included 1,008 persons aged 45-79 years who had age-related cataract and 469 who had clear lenses. Slit-lamp and retroillumination lens photographs were

Sally L. Williams; Luigina Ferrigno; Paolo Mora; Francesco Rosmini; Giovanni Maraini

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The Swedish childhood diabetes study — results from a nine year case register and a one year case-referent study indicating that Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus is associated with both Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus and autoimmune disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  From July 1, 1977 to July 1, 1986, 3,503 incident cases of Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus were registered in the Swedish childhood diabetes study. Using data from this register and from a case-referent study, including all incident Type 1 diabetic children in Sweden during one year and, for each patient, two referent children matched according to age, sex and

G. Dahlquist; L. Blom; T. Tuvemo; L. Nyström; A. Sandström; S. Wall

1989-01-01

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PRE-SERVICE TO IN-SERVICE: A THREE-YEAR CASE STUDY OF PRIMARY LITERACY TEACHERS  

E-print Network

as their insightful recommendations for equipping novice teachers with what they need most to survive their first two years in the workforce. The participants reveal their important findings that the teaching environments and the concurrent demands placed upon them...

Segebrecht, Lynn Elaine

2010-07-27

108

Schistosomiasis: a case study.  

PubMed

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection caused by trematodes (flatworms). It is second only to malaria in public health significance, with an estimated 200 million people infected worldwide. Schistosoma haematobium is endemic in Africa and the Middle East. This case study discusses a 36-year-old Somalian male who immigrated to a Northeastern city in the United States from a refugee camp in Kenya. He presented with episodic gross hematuria and flank pain, and was eventually diagnosed with urinary tract schistosomiasis, which was successfully treated with praziquantel. While the disease is not common in the United States, this case is presented for both its urological and cultural considerations. PMID:19331272

Borch, Marianne; Kiernan, Maureen; Rust, Kay; Baron, Barbara; Simmons, Barbara; Hattala, Patricia; Davey, Amy; Yovanovich, Janis; Shayder, Donna; Wasilewski, Amy; LaFaro, Virginia E

2009-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology of a 51 year-old man with epilepsy. Images and results from a neurological examination are provided in this case. The patientâÂÂs diagnosis is found in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section, which also includes a detailed description of the condition from the contributing doctors. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of neuropathology.

2008-04-08

110

Pathology Case Study: Headache  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. In this case, a 79 year old male with headaches and sinus problems is evaluated. The patient previously had "an inverted papilloma resected." Using the gross description, microscopic description, and images provided, students are encouraged to test their knowledge of pathology and diagnose the patient's medical problem. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-11-28

111

Oral maxillofacial neoplasms in an East African population a 10 year retrospective study of 1863 cases using histopathological reports  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Neoplasms of the oral maxillofacial area are an interesting entity characterized by differences in nomenclature and classification at different centers. We report neoplastic histopathological diagnoses seen at the departments of oral maxillofacial surgery of Muhimbili and Mulago referral hospitals in Tanzania and Uganda respectively over a 10-year period. METHODS: We retrieved histopathological reports archived at the departments of oral

Adriane Kamulegeya; Boniphace M Kalyanyama

2008-01-01

112

Making Rapid Gains in Second Language Writing: A Case Study of a Third-Year Russian Language Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research describes a method applied in a third-year Russian language course designed to push students' writing proficiency to the Intermediate/Advanced threshold and beyond and the findings associated therewith. The approach centered around argumentation and debate, a subject usually designed to improve students' command of logic and…

Brown, N. Anthony; Bown, Jennifer; Eggett, Dennis L.

2009-01-01

113

Long-term robot therapy in a health service facility for the aged - A case study for 5 years -  

Microsoft Academic Search

A long-term experiment of robot therapy for elderly people has been conducted at a health service facility for the aged since Aug. 2003. Three therapeutic seal robots, Paro, were introduced there. This paper describes the results of the experiment for five year. We regularly visited the facility twice or once a month and observed their interaction with the robots. Moreover,

Kazuyoshi Wada; Takanori Shibata; Yukitaka Kawaguchi

2009-01-01

114

Treatment of Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety: A September 11, 2001, Case Study with a 1-Year Follow-Up  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the application of cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of a 20-year-old White male manifesting an adjustment disorder with anxiety, who initially presented on September 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks. The initial treatment regime lasted 8 weeks. In addition, follow-up sessions at 6, 11, and 12 months…

Powell, Shawn; McCone, Dave

2004-01-01

115

Five Years of Strategic Environmental Assessment Efforts at a Research University: A Case Study of an Organizational Innovation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development and five-year history of the University of Minnesota's environmental scanning effort, a strategic approach to institutional management, are discussed. Over time, scanning efforts became less theory-based and failed to become institutionalized. Inherent limitations in the organizational structure and culture of educational…

Hearn, James C.; And Others

1993-01-01

116

Pathology Case Study: Epilepsy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This neuropathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent learning tool for students and instructors in the health science fields. In this case, a 27-year-old female presents with a history of seizures. A detailed patient history along with gross and microscopic images of the patientâÂÂs brain are included in this case study. The official diagnosis found in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

French, Jacqueline A.; Mcgarvey, Michael; Mourelatos, Zissimos; Wells, Gregg

2008-12-29

117

Family-based treatment of a 17-year-old twin presenting with emerging anorexia nervosa: a case study using the "Maudsley method".  

PubMed

This article describes the successful application of family-based treatment (FBT) for a 17-year-old identical twin presenting with a 4-month history of clinically significant symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN). FBT is a manualized treatment that has been studied in randomized controlled trials for adolescents with AN. This case study illustrates the administration of this evidence-based intervention in a clinical setting, highlighting how the best available research was used to make clinical decisions at each stage of treatment delivery. PMID:19130366

Loeb, Katharine L; Hirsch, Alicia M; Greif, Rebecca; Hildebrandt, Thomas B

2009-01-01

118

Pathology Case Study: Peritonitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 26-year-old woman has had a 13-year history of poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Visitors are given both the patient history and laboratory results, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Anhalt, John P.; Macauley, Robert; Pasculle, A. W.; Sheaffer, John; Torbenson, Michael

2007-10-05

119

Comparing annual vertebrate road kills over two time periods, 9 years apart: a case study in Mediterranean farmland  

Microsoft Academic Search

We surveyed road kills occurring along a 26-km stretch of a major national road (Portugal) in two different years: 1996 and\\u000a 2005. For analysis purposes, we divided the data into seven vertebrate groups: amphibians, reptiles, carnivores, prey mammals\\u000a (shrews, moles, rodents, rabbits and hares), hedgehogs, owls and passerines. Main factors influencing vertebrate road casualties\\u000a were evaluated using redundancy analysis and

Filipe Carvalho; António Mira

2011-01-01

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Severe Psychiatric Disorders in Mid-Life and Risk of Dementia in Late-Life (Age 65-84 Years): A Population Based Case-Control Study  

PubMed Central

Objective: To examine the association of mid-life exposure to several psychiatric disorders with the development of late-life dementia. Methods: A matched case-control study using Western Australian state-wide hospital inpatient, outpatient mental health and emergency records linked to death records. Incident dementia cases (2000-2009) aged 65 to 84 years were sex- and age-matched to an electoral roll control. Records as far back as 1970 were used to assess exposure to medical risk factors before age 65 years. Candidate psychiatric risk factors were required to be present at least 10 years before dementia onset to ensure direction of potential causality. Odds ratios were estimated using conditional logistic regression. Results: 13, 568 dementia cases (median age 78.7 years, 43.4 % male) were matched to a control. Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and alcohol dependence were found to be significant and independent risk factors for late-life dementia after adjusting for diabetes, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and smoking risk factors. The effect of a history of depression, schizophrenia and alcohol dependency on dementia risk varied with age, being strongest for earlier onset late-life dementia and waning at older ages.Conclusion: Severe depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and alcoholic dependency disorder treated by specialists in psychiatric facilities in mid-life are important risk factors for late-life dementia. These psychiatric conditions need to be considered in future studies of the risk and prevention of late-life dementia. PMID:25115541

Zilkens, Renate R; Bruce, David G; Duke, Janine; Spilsbury, Katrina; Semmens, James B

2014-01-01

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Monitoring the Affordability of Healthy Eating: A Case Study of 10 Years of the Illawarra Healthy Food Basket  

PubMed Central

Healthy food baskets have been used around the world for a variety of purposes, including: examining the difference in cost between healthy and unhealthy food; mapping the availability of healthy foods in different locations; calculating the minimum cost of an adequate diet for social policy planning; developing educational material on low cost eating and examining trends on food costs over time. In Australia, the Illawarra Healthy Food Basket was developed in 2000 to monitor trends in the affordability of healthy food compared to average weekly wages and social welfare benefits for the unemployed. It consists of 57 items selected to meet the nutritional requirements of a reference family of five. Bi-annual costing from 2000–2009 has shown that the basket costs have increased by 38.4% in the 10-year period, but that affordability has remained relatively constant at around 30% of average household incomes. PMID:22254001

Williams, Peter

2010-01-01

122

Pathology Case Study: Sepsis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology where a 74 year old man with a history of diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, inferior wall myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. He was admitted for a left femoral-popliteal bypass graft. The case study provides both gross and microscopic descriptions along with pertinent laboratory studies in order to allow the user the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Clicking on the final diagnosis link will provide users with a discussion of the actual diagnosis along with important learning points as well as a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to develop a diagnosis. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Callahan, Debra L.

2009-10-08

123

[Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in infants. A retrospective study of cases observed in the years 1970-1990].  

PubMed

Although the definitive cause of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is unknown, it's probable that several predisposing risk factors would be associated with the condition. We analysed some perinatal factors in relation to the incidence of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis among children observed during the period 1970-90. We examined 61 infants with surgically confirmed hypertrophic pyloric stenosis and, as controls, 61 healty children comparable for age. In every child we studied: sex, birth rank, pregnancy and delivery, birthweight, parental age, type of feeding, familial history of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis and of atopy, seasonal variation in incidence, AB0 and Rh blood phenotypes. In the 61 infants with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, the incidence of three factors (male sex, primogeniture and feeding with artificial milk) was significantly higher than that in the controls. We conclude that infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis probably has a particular genetic basis, but perinatal factors are responsible for the rising of the condition. However the true aetiology remains to be elucidated. PMID:1461785

Ceccarelli, M; Villirillo, A; Assanta, N; Balsano, L; Chiaravalloti, G

1992-01-01

124

Case Study: Uretero What?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school, undergraduate and/or professional students in physiology and anatomy. In particular this case study explores reproductive biology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Laura Lorentzen (Kean University Science and Technology Education)

2008-04-08

125

Case Study: Shark Attack  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy or anatomy lab. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the upper extremity. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Herbert House (Elon University Biology)

2002-05-24

126

Case Study: Chemical Eric  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy of the pituitary and symptoms and diseases associated with pituitary tumors. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Eric Ribbens (Western Illinois University Biological Sciences)

2006-01-06

127

Case Study: Ellen's Choice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores spinal anatomy, aging of bone, and explores the basic physiology of inflammation. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Elizabeth Harper (New York University Steinhardt School of Education Department of Health Studies)

2001-04-03

128

Native American Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Native American Case Studies collection includes more than 80 original, research-based teaching cases focusing on contemporary issues in Indian Country. Teaching notes accompany each case. These can be downloaded and used at no cost. Additional website resources include information on teaching with cases and assessment. Guidelines for submitting cases are also available.

College, The E.; College, Northwest I.; College, Salish K.; College, Grays H.

129

Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 7-year-old girl is experiencing episodic seizures. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including neuroimaging results, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology. [ASC

Al-Hindi, Hindi; Subach, Brian R.

2007-10-15

130

Pathology Case Study: Hemoptysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a pulmonary pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 55 year old female has spontaneously occurring hemoptysis. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, radiology, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Holst, Valerie; Yousem, Sam

2007-08-28

131

Pathology Case Study: Peritonitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 70-year-old man has peritonitis. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gastrointestinal pathology.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-12-12

132

Effective Treatment of Manganese-Induced Occupational Parkinsonism With p-Aminosalicylic Acid: A Case of 17-Year Follow-Up Study  

PubMed Central

Objective Chronic manganese (Mn) intoxication induces syndromes resembling Parkinson disease. The clinical intervention has largely been unsuccessful. We report a 17-year follow-up study of effective treatment of occupational Mn parkinsonism with sodium para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS). Methods The patient, female and aged 50 at the time of treatment, was exposed to airborne Mn for 21 years (1963–1984). The patient had palpitations, hand tremor, lower limb myalgia, hypermyotonia, and a distinct festinating gait. She received 6 g PAS per day through an intravenous drip infusion for 4 days and rested for 3 days as one therapeutic course. Fifteen such courses were carried out between March and June 1987. Results At the end of PAS treatment, her symptoms were significantly alleviated, and handwriting recovered to normal. Recent follow-up examination at age 67 years (in 2004) showed a general normal presentation in clinical, neurologic, brain magnetic resonance imaging, and handwriting examinations with a minor yet passable gait. Conclusions This case study suggests that PAS appears to be an effective drug for treatment of severe chronic Mn poisoning with a promising prognosis. PMID:16766929

Jiang, Yue-Ming; Mo, Xue-An; Du, Feng-Qi; Fu, Xue; Zhu, Xia-Yan; Gao, Hong-Yu; Xie, Jin-Lan; Liao, Feng-Ling; Pira, Enrico; Zheng, Wei

2014-01-01

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Pathology Case Study: Fevers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors in the health sciences field. In this case, a 68-year-old male patient experiencing fevers, chills, an associated non-productive cough, and weight loss was admitted to the hospital for examination. The âÂÂGross Description,â âÂÂMicroscopic Description,â and â Microbiologyâ sections provide key information and images that contributed to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. Clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment from the contributing doctors.

Kulich, Scott; Pasculle, A. W.

2007-12-17

134

Scaling up specialist training in developing countries: lessons learned from the first 12 years of regional postgraduate training in Fiji - a case study  

PubMed Central

Background In 1997, regional specialist training was established in Fiji, consisting of one-year Postgraduate Diplomas followed by three-year master’s degree programs in anesthesia, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and surgery. The evolution of these programs during the first 12?years is presented. Case description A case study utilizing mixed methods was carried out, including a prospective collection of enrolment and employment data, supplemented by semi-structured interviews. Between 1997 and 2009, 207 doctors (113 from Fiji and 94 from 13 other countries or territories in the Pacific) trained to at least the Postgraduate Diploma level. For Fiji graduates, 29.2% migrated permanently to developed countries, compared to only 8.5% for regional graduates (P <0.001). Early years of the program were characterized by large intakes and enthusiasm, but also uncertainty. Many resignations took place following a coup d’etat in 2000. By 2005, interviews suggested a dynamic of political instability initially leading to resignations, leading to even heavier workloads, compounded by academic studies that seemed unlikely to lead to career benefit. This was associated with loss of hope and downward spirals of further resignations. After 2006, however, Master’s graduates generally returned from overseas placements, had variable success in career progression, and were able to engage in limited private practice. Enrolments and retention stabilized and increased. Discussion and evaluation Over time, all specialties have had years when the viability and future of the programs were in question, but all have recovered to varying degrees, and the programs continue to evolve and strengthen. Prospective clarification of expected career outcomes for graduates, establishment of career pathways for diploma-only graduates, and balancing desires for academic excellence with workloads that trainees were able to bear may have lessened ongoing losses of trainees and graduates. Conclusions Despite early losses of trainees, the establishment of regional postgraduate training in Fiji is having an increasingly positive impact on the specialist workforce in the Pacific. With forethought, many of the difficulties we encountered may have been avoidable. Our experiences may help others who are establishing or expanding postgraduate training in developing countries to optimize the benefit of postgraduate training on their national and regional workforces. PMID:23270525

2012-01-01

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Case Study: Football Fanaticism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and professional degree students in anatomy, physiology and/or pharmaceutical sciences. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the central nervous system, major motor and sensory tracts. Integrative physiology courses may use this case to incorporate the immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

PhD Dayton J Ford (St. Louis College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

2003-07-03

136

Risk factors for adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in women aged 20-44 years: the UK National Case-Control Study of Cervical Cancer.  

PubMed

We report results on risk factors for invasive squamous cell and adenocarcinomas of the cervix in women aged 20-44 years from the UK National Case-Control Study of Cervical Cancer, including 180 women with adenocarcinoma, 391 women with squamous cell carcinoma and 923 population controls. The risk of both squamous cell and adenocarcinoma was strongly related to the lifetime number of sexual partners, and, independently, to age at first intercourse. The risk of both types of cervical cancer increased with increasing duration of use of oral contraceptives, and this effect was most marked in current and recent users of oral contraceptives. The risk of squamous cell carcinoma was associated with high parity and the risk of both squamous cell and adenocarcinoma increased with early age at first birth. Long duration smoking (20 or more years) was associated with a two-fold increase in the risk of squamous cell carcinoma, but smoking was not associated with the risk of adenocarcinoma. Further studies are needed to confirm the suggestion from this and other studies of differences in risk related to smoking between squamous cell and adenocarcinomas of the cervix. PMID:14647141

Green, J; Berrington de Gonzalez, A; Sweetland, S; Beral, V; Chilvers, C; Crossley, B; Deacon, J; Hermon, C; Jha, P; Mant, D; Peto, J; Pike, M; Vessey, M P

2003-12-01

137

A Ten Year Retrospective Study on Adult Tetanus at the Epidemic Disease (ED) Hospital, Mysore in Southern India: A Review of 512 Cases  

PubMed Central

Background Tetanus still remains a major public health problem in India like in most other developing countries, with a high morbidity and mortality. Objectives To study the socio-demographic profile and the clinical profile that they presented with, as well as the outcome of the tetanus patients who were admitted to the E.D Hospital, Mysore in India. Methodology The data of all the patients of tetanus who were above the age of 15 years, who were admitted from January 2001 to December 2010, were collected, compiled and analyzed from the Medical Records Department of the Hospital. Results Out of the 512 cases of tetanus, 379 (74%) were males and 133 (26%) were females. Their ages varied from 15 to 81 years, with a mean and a standard deviation respectively of 47.7 and 15.0 years. The overall mortality rate was 42.2%. The most common presenting symptoms were trismus (95.7%), neck stiffness (89.3%), body spasms/stiffness (73%) and dysphagia (38.9%). The ages of the patients and the presence of complications had a statistically significant relationship with respect to the outcome (survival versus death). PMID:23205351

Marulappa, Vamadeva Giriyapura; Manjunath, Renuka; Mahesh Babu, Nakul; Maligegowda, Laxman

2012-01-01

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Stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases: a case-matched study comparing treatment results for patients 80 years of age or older versus patients 65-79 years of age.  

PubMed

Object Recently, an increasing number of patients with brain metastases, even patients over 80 years of age, have been treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). However, there is little information on SRS treatment results for patients with brain metastases 80 years of age and older. The authors undertook this study to reappraise whether SRS treatment results for patients 80 years of age or older differ from those of patients who are 65-79 years old. Methods This was an institutional review board-approved, retrospective cohort study. Among 2552 consecutive brain metastasis patients who underwent SRS during the 1998-2011 period, we studied 165 who were 80 years of age or older (Group A) and 1181 who were age 65-79 years old (Group B). Because of the remarkable disproportion in patient numbers between the 2 groups and considerable differences in pre-SRS clinical factors, the authors conducted a case-matched study using the propensity score matching method. Ultimately, 330 patients (165 from each group, A and B) were selected. For time-to-event outcomes, the Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate overall survival and competing risk analysis was used to estimate other study end points, as appropriate. Results Although the case-matched study showed that post-SRS median survival time (MST, months) was shorter in Group A patients (5.3 months, 95% CI 3.9-7.0 months) than in Group B patients (6.9 months, 95% CI 5.0-8.1 months), this difference was not statistically significant (HR 1.147, 95% CI 0.921-1.429, p = 0.22). Incidences of neurological death and deterioration were slightly lower in Group A than in Group B patients (6.3% vs 11.8% and 8.5% vs 13.9%), but these differences did not reach statistical significance (p = 0.11 and p = 0.16). Furthermore, competing risk analyses showed that the 2 groups did not differ significantly in cumulative incidence of local recurrence (HR 0.830, 95% CI 0.268-2.573, p = 0.75), rates of repeat SRS (HR 0.738, 95% CI 0.438-1.242, p = 0.25), or incidence of SRS-related complications (HR 0.616, 95% CI 0.152-2.495, p = 0.49). Among the Group A patients, post-SRS MSTs were 11.6 months (95% CI 7.8-19.6 months), 7.9 months (95% CI 5.2-10.9 months), and 2.8 months (95% CI; 2.4-4.6 months) in patients whose disease status was modified-recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) Class(es) I+IIa, IIb, and IIc+III, respectively (p < 0.001). Conclusions Our results suggest that patients 80 years of age or older are not unfavorable candidates for SRS as compared with those 65-79 years old. Particularly, even among patients 80 years and older, those with modified-RPA Class I+IIa or IIb disease are considered to be favorable candidates for more aggressive treatment of brain metastases. PMID:25061863

Watanabe, Shinya; Yamamoto, Masaaki; Sato, Yasunori; Kawabe, Takuya; Higuchi, Yoshinori; Kasuya, Hidetoshi; Yamamoto, Tetsuya; Matsumura, Akira; Barfod, Bierta E

2014-11-01

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Case Studies Behavior Modification.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The case histories of five students enrolled in a university course in how to study are reported. The students ranged in age from 18 to 35, included two males and three females, and varied in school experience from no college in one case and some college in two cases to college degrees in two cases. Students were initially taught to chart their…

Wark, David M.

140

Comparison of Internalizing Disorders in 8-14-Year-Old Offspring of Opium and Heroin Dependent Parents: A Case-Control Study  

PubMed Central

Background: In general, parental substance abuse is associated with children's emotional and behavioral problems. This study only investigated the internalizing problems (depression, anxiety and physical complains) in children of opioid or heroin-dependent parents in comparison with non-opioid dependent parents in order to determine the effects of drug dependency after excluding the confounding factors. Methods: This case-control study compared the internalizing problems of one hundred twenty eight 8 to 14-year-old students in two offspring groups of opioid or heroin-dependent parents (n=64) and non opioid dependent parents (n=64). Then we used the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). Parents in both groups had no major psychiatric disorders (e.g., personality disorders, mood and anxiety disorders or psychosis), no history of major medical diseases, and no history of divorce. Analysis was performed using chi square or Fisher's exact test. Findings: The anxiety/depression subscales in children of non opioid dependent parents were significantly higher in comparison with children of opioid or heroin-dependent parents. Conclusion: Substance dependence in addition to reducing parental supervision on children may cause lack of knowledge and unawareness of their children's anxiety and mood problems. Considering study limitations, study repetition in larger statistical population is necessary for generalizing the study findings. In order to assess internalizing problems in further studies, usage of behavioral checklists for self-report of children and youth is recommended. PMID:24494100

Eslami Shahrbabaki, Mahin; Ziaaddini, Hassan; Saieedi Gargari, Hamdollah; Nakhaee, Nouzar; Eslami Shahrbabaki, Parvin; Eslami Sharbabaki, Nasrin

2010-01-01

141

Enhanced physical health screening for people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong: results from a one-year prospective case series study  

PubMed Central

Background People with severe mental illness have significantly poorer physical health compared to the general population; previous health screening studies conducted outside Asian countries have demonstrated the potential in addressing this issue. This case series aimed to explore the effects and utility of integrating an enhanced physical health screening programme for community dwelling patients with severe mental illness into routine clinical practice in Hong Kong. Method This study utilises a consecutive prospective case series design. The serious mental illness Health Improvement Profile (HIP) was used as a screening tool at baseline and repeated at 12 months follow-up. Results A total of 148 community-based patients with severe mental illness completed the study. At one year follow-up analysis showed a significant improvement in self-reported levels of exercise and a reduction in the numbers of patients prescribed medications for diabetes However, mean waist circumference increased at follow-up. In addition to the statistically significant results some general trends were observed, including: a lack of deterioration in most areas of cardiovascular risk; a reduction in medicines prescribed for physical health problems; and general improvements in health behaviours over the 12 month period. Conclusions The findings demonstrate that using the HIP is feasible and acceptable in Hong Kong. The results of the enhanced physical health-screening programme are promising, but require further testing using a randomised controlled trial design in order to more confidently attribute the improvements in well-being and health behaviours to the HIP. Trial registration Clinical trial registration number: ISRCTN12582470 PMID:24576042

2014-01-01

142

Relationships between Some Individual Characteristics and Occupational Accidents in the Construction Industry: A Case-Control Study on 880 Victims of Accidents Occurred during a Two-Year Period  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relationships between Some Individual Characteristics and Occupational Accidents in the Construction Industry: A Case-Control Study on 880 Victims of Accidents Occurred during a Two- Year Period: Nearkasen CHAU, et al. National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Unit 420, Faculté de Médecine —This case-control study assessed the relationships between certain individual characteristics (age, body mass index, training, length of

Nearkasen CHAU; Jean-Marie MUR; Lahoucine BENAMGHAR; Christian SIEGFRIED; Jean-Louis DANGELZER; Martine FRANCAIS; Régis JACQUIN; Alain SOURDOT

2002-01-01

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The case study approach.  

PubMed

The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings. The value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. Based on our experiences of conducting several health-related case studies, we reflect on the different types of case study design, the specific research questions this approach can help answer, the data sources that tend to be used, and the particular advantages and disadvantages of employing this methodological approach. The paper concludes with key pointers to aid those designing and appraising proposals for conducting case study research, and a checklist to help readers assess the quality of case study reports. PMID:21707982

Crowe, Sarah; Cresswell, Kathrin; Robertson, Ann; Huby, Guro; Avery, Anthony; Sheikh, Aziz

2011-01-01

144

The case study approach  

PubMed Central

The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings. The value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. Based on our experiences of conducting several health-related case studies, we reflect on the different types of case study design, the specific research questions this approach can help answer, the data sources that tend to be used, and the particular advantages and disadvantages of employing this methodological approach. The paper concludes with key pointers to aid those designing and appraising proposals for conducting case study research, and a checklist to help readers assess the quality of case study reports. PMID:21707982

2011-01-01

145

Pathology Case Study: Lymphocytosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes "a 72-year-old white male who presented to an outside facility with chest pain of 24 hours duration." Visitors are given patient history, admission data, peripheral blood and bone marrow findings, including images. They are also given flow cytometry and cytogenic data as well as molecular genetics, with images, and are also given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Contis, Lydia C.; Nambiar, Ashok; Pindzola, Ander

2009-04-14

146

HURI SURI: Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes two case studies, "Mosquito and walbachia" and "Heartworm Experimental Design." Students will examine these case studies and then complete the worksheet for the SCA in class case study

2014-07-15

147

Research Ethics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This series of case studies, developed to enhance a Trinity College Summer Research Program, raises provocative ethical questions of interest to scientists, teachers and students involved in research.

Alison J. Draper (Trinity College;); Sharon Stickley (St. Joseph College;)

2010-05-28

148

PSU Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How does one teach ethics? It can be a difficult subject and different fields (medicine, law, and so on) all have different ethical considerations and issues. This fine collection of engineering case studies from the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering brings together resources from a variety of universities that have worked to address this matter. The cases are divided into separate areas that include Developing and Using Case Studies, General Science Cases, and Research Integrity Cases. Visitors shouldn't miss the bulk of the material covered in the General Engineering Cases area, which includes high-quality and contemplative materials on engineering practice ethics from SUNY-Buffalo and the National Science Foundation. The site is rounded out by a number of helpful cases developed in-house by Penn State engineering students.

2013-04-26

149

SETDA Case Studies 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) published a series of case studies from 28 states to showcase examples of how ARRA EETT ("American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology") grant funds have impacted teaching and learning. SETDA collected data for the case studies through a variety…

State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012

2012-01-01

150

The Case of the First-Year Charter School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined how one urban charter school struggled during its first year to overcome several barriers, such as the initial small facility, limited curricula, and strained teacher-administrator relationships, to become a cohesive team that nurtured a unique community of learners. Case study data indicated that keys to success included teacher…

Leonard, Jacqueline

2002-01-01

151

A Randomized Trial Comparing Telemedicine Case Management with Usual Care in Older, Ethnically Diverse, Medically Underserved Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: 5 Year Results of the IDEATel Study  

PubMed Central

Context Telemedicine is a promising but largely unproven technology for providing case management services to patients with chronic conditions and lower access to care. Objectives To examine the effectiveness of a telemedicine intervention to achieve clinical management goals in older, ethnically diverse, medically underserved patients with diabetes. Design, Setting, and Patients A randomized controlled trial was conducted, comparing telemedicine case management to usual care, with blinded outcome evaluation, in 1,665 Medicare recipients with diabetes, aged ? 55 years, residing in federally designated medically underserved areas of New York State. Interventions Home telemedicine unit with nurse case management versus usual care. Main Outcome Measures The primary endpoints assessed over 5 years of follow-up were hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c), low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. Results Intention-to-treat mixed models showed that telemedicine achieved net overall reductions over five years of follow-up in the primary endpoints (HgbA1c, p = 0.001; LDL, p < 0.001; systolic and diastolic blood pressure, p = 0.024; p < 0.001). Estimated differences (95% CI) in year 5 were 0.29 (0.12, 0.46)% for HgbA1c, 3.84 (?0.08, 7.77) mg/dL for LDL cholesterol, and 4.32 (1.93, 6.72) mm Hg for systolic and 2.64 (1.53, 3.74) mm Hg for diastolic blood pressure. There were 176 deaths in the intervention group and 169 in the usual care group (hazard ratio 1.01 [0.82, 1.24]). Conclusions Telemedicine case management resulted in net improvements in HgbA1c, LDL-cholesterol and blood pressure levels over 5 years in medically underserved Medicare beneficiaries. Mortality was not different between the groups, although power was limited. Trial Registration http://clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00271739. PMID:19390093

Shea, Steven; Weinstock, Ruth S.; Teresi, Jeanne A.; Palmas, Walter; Starren, Justin; Cimino, James J.; Lai, Albert M.; Field, Lesley; Morin, Philip C.; Goland, Robin; Izquierdo, Roberto E.; Ebner, Susana; Silver, Stephanie; Petkova, Eva; Kong, Jian; Eimicke, Joseph P.

2009-01-01

152

Case Study: Trigger Cases Versus Capstone Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Is it better to use a case at the beginning of a topic or at the end? To answer this, we need to examine both trigger and capstone cases in terms of their goals. The answer is not so inscrutable--it clearly depends upon your goal. Both trigger and capstone cases have their place, but the author would contend that if you wish to really engage a student in a subject, one can hardly do better than to start with an interesting, current, and controversial topic. And even if you sneak in a bunch of scientific lingo that initially doesn't make sense, a trigger case can surely prompt a student to want to learn more about the topic. And that is one heck of a great way to begin a day.

Herreid, Clyde F.

2008-12-01

153

Case Study: Case of the Crying Baby  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate, graduate and professional students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores the renal anatomy and physiology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Kari Mergenhagen (James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center Infectious Disease)

2003-09-15

154

Case Study: A Case of Cerebrovascular Accident  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology of the brain. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

David Dean (Spring Hill College Biology)

2005-12-02

155

Can a Summer Bridge Program Impact First-Year Persistence and Performance?: A Case Study of the New Start Summer Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal study assesses the impact of the University of Arizona's New Start Summer Program (NSSP) on participants' first year GPA and retention, controlling for incoming student characteristics. While programmatic participation significantly predicted first-year GPA and retention, this relationship became insignificant when…

Cabrera, Nolan L.; Miner, Danielle D.; Milem, Jeffrey F.

2013-01-01

156

Pathology Case Study: Hydrocephalus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study an otherwise healthy 9 month old infant is presented with hydrocephalus. The case study provides test results and images along with microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment.

2007-08-20

157

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

158

MULTIPLE CONTAMINANTS CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The presentation provides information taken from the arsenic demonstration program projects that have treatment systems removing multiply contaminants from drinking water. The case studies sited in the presentation consist of projects that have arsenic along with either nitrate, ...

159

Case Studies in Broadcast Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of case studies, based on factual situations which have challenged broadcast managers in recent years, is designed to stimulate thinking about and solving of "real world" problems in commercial radio and television operations. Topics of a serious, long-run nature include enlarging the radio audience; station revenue and economy;…

Coleman, Howard W.

160

Can programme theory be used as a 'translational tool' to optimise health service delivery in a national early years' initiative in Scotland: a case study  

PubMed Central

Background Theory-based evaluation (TBE) approaches are heralded as supporting formative evaluation by facilitating increased use of evaluative findings to guide programme improvement. It is essential that learning from programme implementation is better used to improve delivery and to inform other initiatives, if interventions are to be as effective as they have the potential to be. Nonetheless, few studies describe formative feedback methods, or report direct instrumental use of findings resulting from TBE. This paper uses the case of Scotland’s, National Health Service, early years’, oral health improvement initiative (Childsmile) to describe the use of TBE as a framework for providing feedback on delivery to programme staff and to assess its impact on programmatic action. Methods In-depth, semi-structured interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders explored perceived deviations between the Childsmile programme 'as delivered’ and its Programme Theory (PT). The data was thematically analysed using constant comparative methods. Findings were shared with key programme stakeholders and discussions around likely impact and necessary actions were facilitated by the authors. Documentary review and ongoing observations of programme meetings were undertaken to assess the extent to which learning was acted upon. Results On the whole, the activities documented in Childsmile’s PT were implemented as intended. This paper purposefully focuses on those activities where variation in delivery was evident. Differences resulted from the stage of roll-out reached and the flexibility given to individual NHS boards to tailor local implementation. Some adaptations were thought to have diverged from the central features of Childsmile’s PT, to the extent that there was a risk to achieving outcomes. The methods employed prompted national service improvement action, and proposals for local action by individual NHS boards to address this. Conclusions The TBE approach provided a platform, to direct attention to areas of risk within a national health initiative, and to agree which intervention components were 'core’ to its hypothesised success. The study demonstrates that PT can be used as a 'translational tool’ to facilitate instrumental use of evaluative findings to optimise implementation within a complex health improvement programme. PMID:24139309

2013-01-01

161

A case study of a five-year-old child with pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified using sound-based interventions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to determine the effi cacy of The Listening Program (TLP) in treating a child with pervasive developmental disorder-not other- wise specifi ed (PDD-NOS). Using a single-subject case study design, one child with PDD-NOS was administered a 20-week TLP intervention focused on improving sensory processing and language function. Data collection included pre- and post- evaluations

Amy J Nwora; Bryan M Gee

2009-01-01

162

Primary sigmoid adenocarcinoma metastasis to the breast in a 28-year-old female: a case study and a review of literature.  

PubMed

Metastasis to the breast from colorectal carcinoma is rare, only a few cases have been reported in the literature, and no cases have been reported in a young, 28-year-old patient. This report confirms the occurrence of the disease in a younger age group. The patient was referred to the Breast Clinic with a history of a gradually increasing lump in her right breast for two weeks' duration. On clinical examination, a 2-cm firm lump was noted in the upper inner quadrant of the right breast, which was clinically benign; however, histological examination of the breast core biopsy together with immunohistochemistry confirmed metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma. The primary colorectal carcinoma was later confirmed to be a stage pT4N2M1 tumor, and the Duke stage was C1. Histology with immunohistochemistry is very important in the diagnosis of cases of this nature, but the clinical correlation should be taken into consideration at multidisciplinary team meetings to decide the final management of the patient. PMID:24627697

Ahmad, Amna; Baiden-Amissah, Kweku; Oyegade, Adegoke; Absar, Mohammed; Swainson, Kate; Titi, Sami

2014-02-01

163

Salivary gland neoplasms in oral and maxillofacial regions: a 23-year retrospective study of 6982 cases in an eastern Chinese population  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is little information in the English-language literature about the epidemiology of salivary gland neoplasms in the eastern Chinese population. A large retrospective study (6982 primary salivary tumors during 23 years) was carried out to investigate the clinicopathological features (tumor location, patient sex and age) of these tumors in this population. 3593 tumors were in males and 3389 in females.

Z. Tian; L. Li; L. Wang; Y. Hu; J. Li

2010-01-01

164

A Case Study on German First Year Chemistry Student Teachers' Beliefs about Chemistry Teaching, and Their Comparison with Student Teachers from Other Science Teaching Domains  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper gives insights into the beliefs of 85 German first year chemistry student teachers about chemistry teaching and learning at the beginning of their teacher education. The study is based on student teachers' drawings of themselves in a typical classroom situation and four open questions. The approach evaluated: (I) Beliefs about Classroom…

Markic, Silvija; Eilks, Ingo

2008-01-01

165

The Impact of Biography, Teacher Education, and Organizational Socialization on the Perspectives and Practices of First?year Physical Education Teachers: Case Studies of Recruits with Coaching Orientations  

Microsoft Academic Search

To?date, there has been little longitudinal research of Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) recruits' perspectives and practices which has been informed and guided by occupational socialization theory. The purpose of this study was to discover the impact of one university's core PETE program, developed from the knowledge base on effective teaching, on the perspectives and practices of two first?year teachers

1997-01-01

166

Private and public memories of Expo 67: a case study of recollections of Montreal's World's Fair, 40 years after the event  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the results of a long-term memory study in which fifty visitors to Expo 67 (25 participants from British Columbia and 25 from Quebec) shared their recollections of their personal experience forty years after the event. The impetus for this study stems from a desire to understand the long-term impact of visitors' experience in informal, leisure-time contexts, and,

David Anderson; Viviane Gosselin

2008-01-01

167

Land use/cover change and its driving forces analysis during the last 50 years in the Three Gorges Reservoir area: a case study in the Wanzhou District  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on topographic maps (1:50 000 in scale) in 1953, MSS images in 1972, TM images in 1986, 1995 and 2000, the dynamic evolution process of land use during lately 50 years in Three Gorges Reservoir Area were analyzed. And the driving forces about the dynamic change of land use in the study area were discussed. The results showed that the structure of LUCC in the study area has changed obviously during lately fifty years, the areas of woodland and grassland reduced while the areas of cultivated land and construction land were respectively increased. From land use / cover changes of time and space in the landscape pattern, the natural landscape types continuous shrink. The number of forest patches decreased and its concentration in space was obvious. The trend of Shrub, woodland and grassland was fragmentized. Policy, economic development and population growth were the main driving factors affecting land use change in the study area.

Xian, Wei; Shao, Huaiyong; Zhou, Wancun; Zhou, Jieming

2009-07-01

168

Diagnosis of cardiac metastasis from cervical cancer in a 33-year-old patient using multimodal imaging studies: a case report and literature review.  

PubMed

We report a case of a 33-year-old woman with emergency admission due to dyspnoea and fever. History included squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in complete remission. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest, which was indicated to rule out pneumonia, revealed an infiltrative cardiac mass. Further assessment of the tumour by echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed transmural infiltration of the apical interventricular septum with a mass extending into the left and right ventricle cavities. The mass was highly suspicious for a cardiac metastasis. Cardiac metastases from cervical cancer are extremely rare. Recurrence of cervical carcinoma involving the heart should be considered even after a curative therapy approach. Non-invasive imaging plays a paramount role in investigating cardiac masses. Echocardiography, CT and MRI are complementary imaging modalities for complete work-up of intracardiac lesions. PMID:25346849

Schawkat, Khoschy; Hoksch, Beatrix; Schwerzmann, Markus; Puig, Stefan; Klink, Thorsten

2014-09-01

169

Diagnosis of cardiac metastasis from cervical cancer in a 33-year-old patient using multimodal imaging studies: a case report and literature review  

PubMed Central

We report a case of a 33-year-old woman with emergency admission due to dyspnoea and fever. History included squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in complete remission. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest, which was indicated to rule out pneumonia, revealed an infiltrative cardiac mass. Further assessment of the tumour by echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed transmural infiltration of the apical interventricular septum with a mass extending into the left and right ventricle cavities. The mass was highly suspicious for a cardiac metastasis. Cardiac metastases from cervical cancer are extremely rare. Recurrence of cervical carcinoma involving the heart should be considered even after a curative therapy approach. Non-invasive imaging plays a paramount role in investigating cardiac masses. Echocardiography, CT and MRI are complementary imaging modalities for complete work-up of intracardiac lesions. PMID:25346849

Hoksch, Beatrix; Schwerzmann, Markus; Puig, Stefan; Klink, Thorsten

2014-01-01

170

[Cherubism: a case followed for 18 years].  

PubMed

Cherubism is a rare and benign bone disease affecting the bones of the face, mainly the mandible, sometimes the maxilla and exceptionally the whole skeleton. The physiopathology is briefly mentioned, especially the genetic aspect of the disease. Subsequently, we present the case of a patient suffering from cherubism, a case we have been following from the age of four and a half to the age of 22. Each step of the surgical treatment is illustrated through a wide iconography. The discussion analyses the intellectual process that leads to diagnosis. The clinical examination is fundamental, as well as the radiological check-up but the latter may not be feasible due to the young age of the patient. The definite diagnosis relies on the histological examination of the bone concerned. It will show an association of dense, abundant and highly vascularised conjunctive tissue together with giant plurinuclear cells, without any mitosis nor any cellular atypia. The other bone diseases affecting the bones of the face will have to be sought, of course, and eliminated through the clinical and radiological examinations and, above all, by the histological examination which is the basis of the definite diagnosis. The treatment of cherubism is still a controversial issue: some authors are in favour of therapeutic abstention while others support the recourse to surgery to deal with the functional and aesthetic dimensions of the disease. In conclusion, the authors insist that the diagnosis of cherubism is apparently easy. Cherubism must be envisaged in the case of a chubby-cheeked child and a sample of pathological bone should be taken in order to ascertain the diagnosis. PMID:23131902

Ducours, J-L; Ducours, M

2013-04-01

171

Morrie: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a case study demonstrating successful behavioral treatment of a depressed older man using group and conjoint therapy. Two major issues in dealing with the aged are addressed: dealing with resistance to therapy, and distinguishing between disability due to organic brain syndrome and that due to depression. (Author/RC)

Wheeler, Eugenie G.; Knight, Bob

1981-01-01

172

Pathology Case Study: Petechiae  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 6-hour-old baby was found to have petechiae. Visitors are given the case description and the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and transfusion medicine.

Lopez-Plaza, Iliana; Nester, Theresa; Qu, Lirong

2008-03-26

173

Flash Flood Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module takes the learner through seven case studies of flash flood events that occurred in the conterminous U.S. between 2003 and 2006. The cases covered include: * 30-31 August 2003: Chase & Lyon Counties, KS * 16-17 September 2004: Macon County, NC * 31 July 2006: Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, AZ * 25 December 2003: Fire burn area near San Bernardino, CA * 30 August 2004: Urban flash flood in Richmond, VA * 19-20 August 2003: Urban flash flood in Las Vegas, NV * 9 October 2005: Cheshire County, NH This module assists the learner in applying the concepts covered in the foundation topics of the Basic Hydrologic Sciences course. Some of the specific topics pertinent to these cases are the physical characteristics that make a basin prone to flash floods, basin response to precipitation, flash flood guidance (FFG), the relationship between wildfire and flash floods, and the relationship between urban development and flash floods. Related topics brought out in the cases include radar quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE), the National Weather Service Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction (NWS FFMP) products, debris flows, impounded water, and interagency communications. The core foundation topics are recommended prerequisite materials since this module assumes some pre-existing knowledge of hydrologic principles. In particular, the Runoff Processes and Flash Flood Processes modules contain material directly related to these cases.

Comet

2007-06-26

174

Les dysfonctionnements du langage chez l'enfant autiste : une tude de cas entre un et trois Language dysfunctions of a child with autism: a case study between one and three years  

E-print Network

Language dysfunctions of a child with autism: a case study between one and three years Marie Leroy as a Pervasive Development Disorder. It appears in early childhood and, among other things, it disrupts the development of linguistic skills. Early communication, based on gestures, facial expressions and vocalizations

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

175

Fine-needle aspiration cytology of extra mammary metastatic lesions in the breast: A retrospective study of 36 cases diagnosed during 18 years  

PubMed Central

Background: Metastatic tumors in the breast require treatment according to origin and type of tumor. It is important to recognize these lesions in fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in order to avoid unnecessary mastectomy or non-relevant chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytological features of metastatic tumors and possible criteria that could alert us as to the possibility of a metastasis from an extra mammary malignancy. Methods: The material included 36 confirmed or suspected metastases in the breast registered in the pathology files at Oslo University Hospital, Ulleval, during 1990–2007. There were a total of 6,325 cases of malignant breast FNAC, representing 30 men and 6,295 women. Smears were evaluated for the amount of material, presence or absence of myoepithelial cells, microcalcifications, mitoses and necrotic material. All carcinomas were graded. Results: There were seven men (7/30 = 23.3%) and 29 women (29/6,295 = 0.46%). The primary tumor was known in 22 cases (22/36 = 61.1%). No other primary tumor was known and metastatic lesion was not initially suspected in 14 cases (14/36 = 38.9%). The most common origin was lung (15/36 = 41.7%). In five cases (5/36 = 13.9%), the origin remained uncertain. Conclusions: Metastases from extra mammary sites are (relatively) common in males (23.3%). In women, metastatic lesions are rare (0.46%). A large proportion of them (88%) are high-grade adenocarcinomas and poorly differentiated carcinomas that may resemble grade 3 ductal carcinomas. Unusual clinical and/or radiological presentation in combination with high-grade malignant cells should alert us to consider the possibility of a metastasis. PMID:20806071

Sauer, Torill

2010-01-01

176

Bone cement with reduced proportion of monomer in total hip arthroplasty: preclinical evaluation and randomized study of 47 cases with 5 years' follow-up.  

PubMed

Bone cement with reduced amount of monomer and low curing temperature may improve implant fixation due to reduced toxicity. We analyzed the mechanical, chemical and thermal properties of such a cement (Cemex Rx) using Palacos R as control. The in vivo performance of the 2 cements was also evaluated in a prospective randomized study of 47 hips, where either of the cement types was used to fixate Lubinus SP2 prostheses with the stem made of titanium alloy. Cemex Rx had a reduced tensile strength, probably because this cement was manually mixed, as recommended by the manufacturer. A standardized labor tory test showed lower curing temperature for Cemex, but measurements at 37 degrees and with prechilled Palacos R and Cemex Rx, as in clinical work, showed no difference. In the clinical study radiostereometric measurements of cup and stem migration showed similar values in the 2 groups up to 5 years after the operation. The cement mantle was stable in both groups, but the stems migrated similarly inside the cement mantle regardless of the type of cement used. Proximal wear was low (0.04-0.05 mm/year) and tended to be lower in the Cemex group (p = 0.02). Aluminum and vanadium levels in serum increased 5 years after the operation, but no difference was noted between the 2 groups. Collagen markers (PICP, ICTP) showed similar increases in bone turnover 6 weeks and 6 months after operation in both groups. PMID:11817871

Nivbrant, B; Kärrholm, J; Röhrl, S; Hassander, H; Wesslén, B

2001-12-01

177

Pathology Case Study: Visual Disturbances  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a neuropathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 49 year old woman has visual disturbances. Visitors are given the microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Bilbao, Juan M., 1938-; Horvath, Eva, Ph.D.; Kovacs, Kalman; Syro, Luis; Uribe, Humberto; Vidal, Sergio

2009-08-18

178

Pathology Case Study: Cystic Tumor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This cytogenetics case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves 21-year-old male presented with a mass in his right thigh. Prior to this, the patient was healthy and had no major health concerns. The tumor was removed and the attending doctor ordered a cytogenetic analysis of the specimen. The results from that analysis along with microscopic images and electron photomicrographs of the tumor are included in the case study to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Dunn, Jean; Mnuskin, Anna; Surti, Urvashi

2009-05-04

179

Pathology Case Study: Postmenopausal Bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This gynecologic pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves 57-year-old female with postmenopausal bleeding. The patientâÂÂs history, and results from a pelvic ultrasound are included in the case study to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Chen, Lei; Kanbour, Anisa; Kessinger, Rovena L.

2008-12-15

180

Pathology Case Study: Gait Disorders  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 62-year-old woman with a 20-year history of gait disorders and dizziness. Visitors are given patient history, laboratory findings, along with microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

2009-04-21

181

Coastal Management case study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To prepare for the case study, lecture material on coastal landforms and processes is presented. Particular attention is paid to barrier islands, such as the Outer Banks. During the lecture, typical coastal engineering structures, such as groins, breakwaters, and jetties, are introduced. The case study is introduced with a brief overview of North Carolina's coastal management laws, Figure Eight Island's geography, and the current controversy over whether to build a terminal groin. Students are then broken down into small groups and presented with two opposing editorials. The groups are instructed to try to come to consensus as to whether the terminal groin should be allowed or disallowed or to suggest a third alternative. After approximately 25 minutes, each group informally reports out to the rest of the class.

Jefferson, Anne

182

Physical activity completed when young has residual bone benefits at 94 years of age: a within-subject controlled case study.  

PubMed

Physical activity is recommended for skeletal health because bones adapt to mechanical loading. The young skeleton shows greatest plasticity to physical activity-related mechanical loads, but bones are most at risk of failure later in life. The discrepancy raises the question of whether the skeletal benefits of physical activity completed when young persist with aging. Here we present a unique case wherein the cortical bone benefit of physical activity completed over five decades earlier could be established within an individual aged in their tenth decade of life. Specifically, we compared bone properties at the midshaft humerus between the throwing and nonthrowing arms of a 94-year-old former Major League Baseball player who ceased throwing 55 years earlier. By performing analyses within-subject, the long-term skeletal benefit of physical activity completed when young could be assessed independent of inherited and systemic traits. Also, as the subject threw left-handed during his throwing career, but was right-hand dominant in all other activities throughout life, any lasting skeletal benefits in favor of the throwing arm could not be attributable to simple arm dominance. Analyses indicated that any cortical bone mass, area and thickness benefits of throwing-related physical activity completed when young were lost with aging, possibly due to accelerated intracortical remodeling. In contrast, the subject's throwing (nondominant) arm had greater total cross-sectional area and estimated strength (polar moment of inertia) than in his dominant arm, despite muscle indices favoring the latter. These data indicate that physical activity completed when young can have lasting benefits on bone size and strength, independent of the maintenance of bone mass benefits. PMID:24879028

Warden, S J; Mantila Roosa, S M

2014-06-01

183

Case management in oncology rehabilitation (CAMON): The effect of case management on the quality of life in patients with cancer after one year of ambulant rehabilitation. A study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial in oncology rehabilitation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Cancer diseases and their therapies have negative effects on the quality of life. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness\\u000a of case management in a sample of oncological outpatients with the intent of rehabilitation after cancer treatment. Case management\\u000a wants to support the complex information needs of the patients in addition to the segmented structure of the

Irene Bachmann-Mettler; Claudia Steurer-Stey; Oliver Senn; Mathyas Wang; Katarina Bardheci; Thomas Rosemann

2011-01-01

184

Neurodevelopment until the adjusted age of 2 years in extremely low birth weight infants after early intervention--a case-control study.  

PubMed

A total of 104 infants with birth weights of less than 1000 grams were enrolled in this prospective case-control study in order to examine the effect of occupational therapy based on sensory integration (SI) and neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT) on neurological development. The children were grouped as matched pairs on the basis of a set of developmental risks assessed at the age of 3 months. The intervention children had a weekly session of 60 minutes of occupational therapy from the corrected age of 6 months up to 12 months. All the children were examined at the corrected age of 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months. The neurodevelopment of the cases and the controls did not differ essentially and the only significant difference was found in the social development of the children at the age of 12 months to the advantage of the intervention group. It is concluded that this amount of occupational therapy in at-risk children does not have a relevant effect on neurological development. PMID:10048099

Salokorpi, T; Sajaniemi, N; Rajantie, I; Hällback, H; Hämäläinen, T; Rita, H; Von Wendt, L

1998-01-01

185

UCLA Statistics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Department of Statistics at UCLA, this collection of case studies includes the following topics: stock prices; breast cancer research; effect of fitness program; water use in Los Angeles; oral hygiene in the ICS-II project; Brinks v. New York City; effect of exercise on heart disease; national assessment of educational progress; The London Underground; suicides of women and men; temperature in San Francisco; lead intake; voting for Johnson; salaries of Yale men; K-Mart cookie sales; skeleton differences between tribes; advertising for detergents; did Mendel fudge his data; rainfall in the United Kingdom; jury selection in Alameda County; racial bias in jury selection: Swain v. Alabama; gender bias in jury selection: the case of Dr. Spock; the ELISA test for the AIDS virus; school careers in the Netherlands in 1959; the Northridge Earthquake of January 1994 and the trial of the Pix. This large collection is great for anyone in the field of statistics.

Aper, David; Michailides, George

2009-03-03

186

Migraine aura or transient ischemic attacks? A five-year follow-up case-control study of women with transient central nervous system disorders in pregnancy  

PubMed Central

Background Migraine aura may be difficult to differentiate from transient ischemic attacks and other transient neurological disorders in pregnant women. The aims of the present study were to investigate and diagnose all pregnant women with transient neurological disorders of suspected central nervous system origin, and to compare this group with a control group of pregnant women with regard to vascular risk factors and prognosis. Methods During a 28 month period, 41 patients were detected with transient neurological symptoms during pregnancy. These were studied in detail with thorough clinical and laboratory investigations in order to make a certain diagnosis and to evaluate whether the episodes might be of a vascular nature. For comparison, the same investigations were performed in 41 pregnant controls. To assess the prognosis, both patients and controls were followed with questionnaires every year for five years. Results Migraine with aura was the most common cause of symptoms during pregnancy, occurring in 34 patients, while 2 were diagnosed with stroke, 2 with carpal tunnel syndrome, 1 with partial epilepsy, 1 with multiple sclerosis and 1 with presyncope. Patients had more headache before pregnancy than controls, but the average levels of vascular risk factors were similar. None of the patients or the controls reported cerebrovascular episodes during the five-year follow-up. Conclusion The diagnosis of migraine aura was difficult because for many patients it was their first ever attack and headache tended to be absent or of non-migraineous type. The aura features were more complex, with several aura symptoms and a higher prevalence of sensory and dysphasic aura than usual. Gradually developing aura symptoms, or different aura symptoms occurring in succession as described in the International Classification of Headache Disorders, seem to be useful for differentiating aura from other transient disorders. A meticulous history and clinical neurological examination are more useful than routine supplementary investigations for cerebrovascular disease. The five-year follow-up clearly indicates that migraine with aura in pregnancy usually has a good prognosis with regard to cerebrovascular events. PMID:17640340

Ertresvg, Janne Marit; Stovner, Lars Jacob; Kvavik, Lene Ekern; Johnsen, Hans-Jorgen; Zwart, John-Anker; Helde, Grethe; Bovim, Gunnar

2007-01-01

187

Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 24-day-old baby is failing to thrive and experiencing seizures. Visitors are given the microscopic description, with images, the results of the postmortem examination, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Dickman, Paul S.; Lyons, Valerie

2009-09-16

188

Pathology Case Study: Hyperammonemia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a female neonate only two days old became lethargic and developed focal seizures. Visitors are given the high performance liquid chromatography, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical chemistry.

Diven, Warren; Martens, Jeff; Schubert, Eric

2007-09-06

189

Pathology Case Study: Pancreatic Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 72-year-old man with a history of prostatic adenocarcinoma is presented with left flank pain. Gross and microscopic images and descriptions of a needle biopsy of the pancreas are provided in the âÂÂPreoperative Studiesâ section. A âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section is also found here, which includes a detailed description of the condition from the contributing doctors. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Deal, Karen; Rao, Uma N.

2009-05-01

190

Pathology Case Study: Lymphoplasmacytic Infiltrate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This hematopathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves a 40-year-old woman presenting with a nodule in the skin on the left jaw line. Images from a biopsy of the nodule provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. A description of these images, and the patientâÂÂs immunohistochemistry and molecular studies are also provided. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Whisnant, Richard

2009-06-12

191

Case Study: Ice Hockey Injury  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Philip J Stephens (Villanova University Biology)

2004-04-19

192

Case Study: Split My Brain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy or anatomy lab. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the brain. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Julie Omarzu (Loras College Psychology)

2004-09-19

193

Case Study: A Typical Cold?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with cell physiology and tissue anatomy. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Brent JF Hill (University of Central Arkansas Biology)

2005-02-02

194

PREDICT : A CASE STUDY.  

SciTech Connect

Delphi Automotive Systems and the Los Alamos National Laboratory worked together to develop PREDICT, a new methodology to characterize the reliability of a new product during its development program. Rather than conducting testing after hardware has been built, and developing statistical confidence bands around the results, this updating approach starts with an early reliability estimate characterized by large uncertainty, and then proceeds to reduce the uncertainty by folding in fresh information in a Bayesian framework. A considerable amount of knowledge is available at the beginning of a program in the form of expert judgment which helps to provide the initial estimate. This estimate is then continually updated as substantial and varied information becomes available during the course of the development program. This paper presents a case study of the application of PREDICT, with the objective of further describing the methodology. PREDICT has been honored with an R&D 100 Award presented by R&D Magazine.

Kerscher, W. J. (William J.) III; Booker, J. M. (Jane M.); Meyer, Mary A.

2001-01-01

195

A retrospective 5-year study in Moldova of acute renal failure due to leptospirosis: 58 cases and a review of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Renal involvement (as acute renal failure (ARF)) is a prominent feature of both mild and severe leptospirosis—a re-emerging infectious disease. Few large series describe in detail clinical and laboratory features of cases with ARF and their outcome. Methods. We performed a retrospective analysis (1997-2001) of all consecutive, serological confirmed leptospirosis cases with ARF (ns58, 53 male, age 44\\

Adrian Covic; David J. A. Goldsmith; Paul Gusbeth-Tatomir; Anca Seica; Maria Covic

196

Exploring impacts of multi-year, community-based care programs for orphans and vulnerable children: A case study from Kenya  

PubMed Central

The Community-Based Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CBCO) program operated in Kenya during 2006–2010. In Eastern Province, the program provided support to approximately 3000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) living in 1500 households. A primary focus of the program was to support savings and loan associations composed of OVC caregivers (typically elderly women) to improve household and OVC welfare. Cross-sectional data were collected in 2011 from 1500 randomly selected households from 3 populations: program participants (CBCO group, n = 500), households in the same villages as program participants but not in the program (the local-community-group = Group L, n = 300), and households living in nearby villages where the program did not operate (the adjacent-community-group, Group A, n = 700). Primary welfare outcomes evaluated are household food security, as measured by the Household Food Insecurity Access instrument, and OVC educational attainment. We compared outcomes between the CBCO and the subset of Group L not meeting program eligibility criteria (L-N) to investigate disparities within local communities. We compared outcomes between the CBCO group and the subset of Group A meeting eligibility criteria (A-E) to consider program impact. We compared outcomes between households not eligible for the program in the local and adjacent community groups (L-N and A-N) to consider if the adjacent communities are similar to the local communities. In May-June 2011, at the end of the OVC program, the majority of CBCO households continued to be severely food insecure, with rates similar to other households living in nearby communities. Participation rates in primary school are high, reflecting free primary education. Among the 18–22 year olds who were “children” during the program years, relatively few children completed secondary school across all study groups. Although the CBCO program likely provided useful services and benefits to program participants, disparities continued to exist in food security and educational outcomes between program participants and their non-OVC peers in the local community. Outcomes for CBCO households were similar to those observed for OVC households in adjacent communities. PMID:23745629

Larson, Bruce A.; Wambua, Nancy; Masila, Juliana; Wangai, Susan; Rohr, Julia; Brooks, Mohamad; Bryant, Malcolm

2013-01-01

197

Pathology Case Study: Lung Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in learning. A 59-year-old patient with a history of smoking was admitted for a biopsy of his recently transplanted liver. Laboratory results, X-ray images, microscopic descriptions and images are provided to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The doctor's official conclusions and references are included in the "Final Diagnosis" section. Students entering health sciences fields will find this resource very helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Holst, Valerie

2007-10-17

198

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Hypertension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 20-year-old man has a history of pulmonary hypertension. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in cardiovascular pathology.

Horn, Kevin D.

2007-08-16

199

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Hypertension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a clinical chemistry case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 57-year-old female has longstanding hypertension and peripheral vascular disease. Visitors are given catheterization procedure data and retroperitoneal ultrasound findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical chemistry.

Schubert, Eric

2007-08-23

200

Pathology Case Study: Maculopapular Rash  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 38-year-old woman with a history of morbid obesity and gastric bypass surgery complains of fatigue, sore throat, and rash. Visitors are given the physical examination results and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in dermatologic pathology.

Flynn, Kevin J.; Malone, Mark

2007-11-21

201

Pathology Case Study: Liver Transplant  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 34-year-old is experiencing complications following a liver transplant. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-22

202

Pathology Case Study: Renal Failure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 36-year-old man has had two kidney transplants. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-27

203

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 65-year-old man is complaining of abdominal pain. Visitors are given the radiology, gross and microscopic descriptions, flow cytometry, and molecular diagnostics, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Latulippe, Steven; Ohori, N. P.

2007-12-05

204

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 72-year-old man has abdominal pain, anorexia, and weight loss but no significant past medical history. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in autopsy pathology.

Nine, Jeff S.; Weir, Ed

2007-12-03

205

Pathology Case Study: Renal Insufficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 74-year-old man has been referred to the hospital for renal insufficiency complicating scleroderma. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in renal pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Perry, Linda

2007-09-03

206

Pathology Case Study: Pigmented Lesion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 69-year-old man has a pigmented lesion on his right ear. Visitors are given the patient history and microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in dermatologic pathology.

Ejadi, Samuel

2007-09-12

207

Pathology Case Study: Hepatitis C  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 43-year-old male with Hepatitis C has had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-21

208

Pathology Case Study: Back Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 62-year-old woman who presented with two months of back pain. Visitors are given patient history, laboratory findings, along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Lu, Zhengbin; Schoedel, Karen

2009-04-17

209

Pathology Case Study: Testicular Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 18-year-old male with "painless enlargement of the right testes over a period of several months, initially attributed to a sports injury." Visitors are given admission data along with gross and microscopic description, including images and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in genitourinary pathology.

Fowler, Jason C.; Halpern, Melissa B.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-08-19

210

Enterprise Risk Management Solutions: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In recent years, financial risk management has received increasing attention from managers in both private and public enterprises, regulatory agencies, and elected officials. The purpose of this research is to prepare a case study of a firm that seeks to ...

D. C. Hays

2008-01-01

211

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Nodules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This pediatric pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. The learning objectives located at the top of the page are a great way for students to evaluate their learning progress. This case involves a 12-year-old girl presenting with recurrent lung nodules. Images from chest x-rays and a lung biopsy provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. A description of these images is also provided. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Arnold, Sonya; Hasegawa, Susan

2009-05-08

212

Firework injuries: a ten-year study.  

PubMed

Fireworks are used worldwide to celebrate popular events (e.g. festivals, official celebrations, weddings). The festival of lights (Diwali) is celebrated with fireworks in India. During this period, many patients from all age groups present to hospital with injuries due to fireworks. Prevalence, period of occurrence, sex and age variation, adult supervision, causative fireworks, mode of lighting, age groups prone to injury, patterns of injury caused by individual fireworks, and the body parts injured were studied. One hundred and fifty-seven cases (92 retrospective, 65 prospective) with injury due to fireworks presenting to the Department of Plastic Surgery at KEM Hospital between 1997 and 2006 were studied. The prevalence of injuries has decreased steadily over the last 10 years (41 cases in 1997, 3 cases in 2006). The maximum number of injuries (35%) was seen in the age group 5-14 years; 92% of these children were unsupervised. The commonest cause of injury was firework misuse (41% of cases), followed by device failure (35%). Device failure was commonest with flares/fountains (ground firework emitting sparks upwards) and aerial devices. Flare/fountains caused most injury (39%), sparklers the least (0.6%). Flare/fountains, ground spinners, sparklers, and gunpowder (explosive material from cracker, obtained by tearing paper wrapper and obtaining chemicals) caused only soft tissue burns; stringbombs (high-intensity fire cracker made by wrapping chemicals with jute strings/coir in layers) and rockets (aerial device that zooms upwards and bursts) caused blast injuries, leading to soft tissue disruption and bony injuries. Emergency surgery was done if indicated: tendon and/or neurovascular repair, fracture fixation, flap cover or amputation. Superficial burns were treated with dressings. Certain wounds needed only thorough cleansing of the wound and primary suturing. We concluded that, over a 10-year period, the prevalence of firework injury decreased due to increased awareness in the community. Aggressive awareness campaigns by government and non-government organisations was the cause. We can minimise the number and severity of accidents by raising awareness regarding safety precautions, encouraging professional displays and motivating manufacturers to adhere to strict quality control. PMID:18603491

Puri, Vinita; Mahendru, Sanjay; Rana, Roshani; Deshpande, Manish

2009-09-01

213

A study of blood and urine alcohol concentrations in cases of alleged drug-facilitated sexual assault in the United Kingdom over a 3-year period.  

PubMed

This paper details the alcohol concentrations found in a selection of 1,014 cases of claimed drug-facilitated sexual assault analysed at The Forensic Science Service, London Laboratory between January 2000 and December 2002. Where appropriate, either a whole blood sample and/or a urine sample was analysed for alcohol, common drugs of abuse and potentially stupefying drugs. The samples were collected from a complainant within 12 h of an alleged incident in 391 of the 1014 cases analysed. Of these, the majority (81%) contained alcohol. The presence of alcohol itself was not surprising as most of the alleged incidents were associated with social situations such as at a public house, bar, night-club or party, where it is expected that alcohol would have been consumed. However, 233 (60%) of the 391 cases had a high back-calculated figure, where high is defined as greater than 150 milligrams per 100 millilitres (150 mg%). Some of these samples were also found to contain illicit drugs. This is the first paper to our knowledge which discusses in detail the significance of the alcohol concentrations found in cases of this type. PMID:16356751

Scott-Ham, Michael; Burton, Fiona C

2006-04-01

214

Interphase nucleolar organiser regions and survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the bronchus: a 10 year follow up study of 138 cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Good prognostic indicators for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung would help to determine the most appropriate treatment for individual patients. METHODS: A silver colloid technique that shows interphase nucleolar organiser regions (AgNORs) has been applied to representative paraffin sections from 138 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the bronchus treated by surgical resection of the primary

D A Boldy; J G Ayres; J Crocker; J A Waterhouse; M Gilthorpe

1991-01-01

215

A case of parasitic myoma 4 years after laparoscopic myomectomy.  

PubMed

We present a case of parasitic myoma complaining of abdominal pain, constipation, dyspareunia and dysmenorrhea 4 years after laparoscopic myomectomy. We performed laparoscopic myomectomy for multiple parasitic myomas. Three myomas were very firmly attached to bowel and mesentery. Parasitic myoma after laparoscopic surgery is very rare condition there are almost 35 cases in the literature. It is related with variable symptoms or can be asymptomatic. Laparoscopic surgeons should be aware of this situation, and further investigation should be made in case of suspicion. Surgery for parasitic myomas can be difficult in case of bowel and mesentery involvement and patient should be informed about the extensive surgery. PMID:25336821

Temizkan, Osman; Erenel, Hakan; Arici, Bulent; Asicioglu, Osman

2014-10-01

216

The Paradox of Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the paradox of case studies' abilities to understand the complexity in particular contexts while not being generalizable. Argues that the pressure for quantification and multisite case study design in policy research has weakened the original utility of the case study method for understanding complex educational phenomena. (DSK)

Simons, Helen

1996-01-01

217

Ten-Year Study of a Wilson's Disease Dysarthric.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 10-year longitudinal case study describes the history, speech therapy program, and treatment results for an adult male with Wilson's disease, a genetically based metabolic progressive neurological disorder which includes severe speech problems. (DB)

Day, Linda Susan; Parnell, Martha M.

1987-01-01

218

A study of blood and urine alcohol concentrations in cases of alleged drug-facilitated sexual assault in the United Kingdom over a 3-year period  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper details the alcohol concentrations found in a selection of 1014 cases of claimed drug-facilitated sexual assault analysed at The Forensic Science Service, London Laboratory between January 2000 and December 2002. Where appropriate, either a whole blood sample and\\/or a urine sample was analysed for alcohol, common drugs of abuse and potentially stupefying drugs.The samples were collected from a

Michael Scott-Ham; Fiona C. Burton

2006-01-01

219

"Our Success Is Our Graduates" Case Study of Year Up: A Career Advancement Model for Low-Income Young Adults. Advancement for Low-Wage Workers Report Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the "Year Up" program, an innovative technology training program, that prepares and places low-income, urban young adults in entry-level IT jobs while also preparing them for college. The program targets recent high school graduates and GED recipients between the ages of 18 and 24 who are either unemployed or trapped in…

Biswas, Radha Roy

2005-01-01

220

The Use of Native Language in L2 Teaching: A Case Study of English Department and Preparatory Year, Najran University, Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite many ELT experts' opinions that while teaching a foreign language one should not use the mother tongue in the classroom, new researches show that sparing use of the mother tongue can be effective for the L2 learners. It is true that the 6- year compulsory English education of the school graduates of Saudi Arabia is not quite up to the…

Al-Dera, Abdullah Saad

2011-01-01

221

Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in the Early Years in Conflict-Affected Societies: A Case Study of the Media Initiative for Children--Northern Ireland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the development and systematic evaluation of an innovative early years programme aimed at encouraging young children to respect differences within a deeply divided society that is emerging out of a prolonged period of violent conflict. The programme, the Media Initiative for Children--Northern Ireland, has been the product…

Connolly, Paul; Fitzpatrick, Siobhan; Gallagher, Tony; Harris, Paul

2006-01-01

222

Addressing diversity and inclusion in the early years in conflict?affected societies: a case study of the Media Initiative for Children—Northern Ireland  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on the development and systematic evaluation of an innovative early years programme aimed at encouraging young children to respect differences within a deeply divided society that is emerging out of a prolonged period of violent conflict. The programme, the Media Initiative for Children—Northern Ireland, has been the product of a partnership between a US?based organization (the Peace

Paul Connolly; Siobhan Fitzpatrick; Tony Gallagher; Paul Harris

2006-01-01

223

A Case Study: A New Course on Engineering Project and Management for First-Year Graduate Students in Electrical and Computer Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department at the University offers a graduate curriculum that is designed to help students develop skills for system integration and acquire effective business and technology practices, as well as, fundamental knowledge in the ECE field. As part of the curriculum, a new course on engineering project and management has been recently introduced to first-year graduate students. This new course guides students through a complete design cycle from inception to completion with a pre-defined project of a complex system. This paper focuses on the experience and lessons learned from offering the Capstone like, project-based design course to first-year ECE graduate students. It reports details of the course and pedagogical approaches to achieving the course objectives. Evaluation results are also presented on course outcomes and learning experience of students.

Lee, Wookwon; Mak, Fong

2009-08-10

224

Compensatory Education: Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Anna is a 13-year-old student who has a learning disability and is eligible for special education and related services. Anna's parents enrolled her in the Private Academy for fifth grade; her frustration, inappropriate behaviors, and inattention had increased during fourth grade. In its year-end report, the Private Academy described Anna's…

Bateman, David F.

2007-01-01

225

Integrating an open-source course management system (Moodle) into the teaching of a first-year medical physiology course: a case study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes the use of a popular open-source course management system (CMS) called the modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment (Moodle) to construct an online site (DPhysiol) to facilitate face-to-face teaching of physiology to a group of first-year students in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program. The integration of the Moodle site was assessed using online log activity, student examination marks, and feedback from students.

Kumar Seluakumaran (University of Malaya); Felicita Fedelis Jusof (University of Malaya); Rosnah Ismail (University of Malaya); Ruby Husain (University of Malaya)

2011-12-01

226

Using Family Attachment Narrative Therapy to Heal the Wounds of Twinship: A Case Study of an 11YearOld Boy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the utilization of Family Attachment Narrative Therapy with an 11-year-old boy experiencing significant\\u000a behavioral and developmental problems emerging from his experience of identical twinship and associated parental failure.\\u000a This innovative treatment model is demonstrated to be a useful tool for changing the child’s faulty self narrative resulting\\u000a in improved functioning. The critical element of the reworked schema

Itzhak Lander

2008-01-01

227

Tramadol induced seizure: A 3-year study  

PubMed Central

Background: Tramadol is a synthetic analgesic. Seizures have been reported in patients receiving this drug. In this study we evaluated the correlation between tramadol consumption and seizure occurrence. Methods: Twenty-eight subjects with a history of tramadol consumption and seizure were studied. Electroencephalograms (EEG) were performed in the first 24 hours and again one week later. Subjects were followed up for a mean of 18 months after the initial attack. Results: In the 28 subjects, 26 (92.8%) were males and 2 (7.2%) were females. The mean age of the subjects was 28.4 years. Thirteen patients had abused more than 400 mg/day of tramadol. Sixteen subjects concomitantly used other drugs. The seizures occurred within the first 24 hours of tramadol intake in 25 of the subjects. The first EEG was abnormal in 12 cases, but the second EEG was abnormal in only one case. Neuroimaging of only one subject displayed patchy white matter lesions. Conclusion: In conclusion, the neurotoxicity of tramadol commonly manifests as generalized tonic clonic seizures most frequently within 24 hours after tramadol intake and was more common in subjects concomitantly consuming alcohol, illicit drugs, anti-psychotics, or anti-depressants. PMID:24009919

Boostani, Reza; Derakhshan, Siavash

2012-01-01

228

A case-control study of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Switzerland: analysis of potential risk factors with regard to an increased CJD incidence in the years 2001-2004  

PubMed Central

Background In 2001, the observed annual mortality from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in Switzerland increased from less than 1.5 to 2.6 per million inhabitants. An underlying cause could not be identified. Methods To analyse potential risk factors for sCJD in Switzerland, close relatives of 69 sCJD-patients and 224 frequency age-matched controls were interviewed in a case-control study using a standardised questionnaire. 135 potential risk factors including socio-demographics, medical history, occupation and diet were analysed by logistic regression adjusting for age, sex and education. Results sCJD patients were more likely to have travelled abroad, worked at an animal laboratory, undergone invasive dental treatment, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmologic surgery after 1980, regular GP visits, taken medication regularly, and consumed kidney. No differences between patients and controls were found for residency, family history, and exposure to environmental and other dietary factors. Conclusion Although some factors were significantly more frequent among sCJD-cases, this study did not reveal specific explanations for the increased incidence of deaths due to sporadic CJD observed in Switzerland since 2001. Results have to be interpreted with caution due to multiple testing and possible recall bias in association with a long incubation period. The most plausible reason for the increase in Swiss sCJD cases after 2000 is an improved case ascertainment. Therefore, underreporting of cases might well have occurred before the year 2001, and the "real" yearly incidence of sCJD might not be lower than, but rather above 2 per million inhabitants. PMID:19144172

Ruegger, Jessica; Stoeck, Katharina; Amsler, Lorenz; Blaettler, Thomas; Zwahlen, Marcel; Aguzzi, Adriano; Glatzel, Markus; Hess, Klaus; Eckert, Tobias

2009-01-01

229

The First Case(s) of Botulism in Vienna in 21 Years: A Case Report  

PubMed Central

We describe two linked cases of botulinum toxin intoxication to provide the clinician with a better idea about how botulism cases may present since early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in botulism. Botulinum toxin is the strongest neurotoxin known. Methods: We review the available literature, the compiled clinical data, and observations. Results: After a slow onset of clinical signs a married couple living in Vienna presented with dysphagia, difficulties in accommodation, inability to sweat, urinary and stool retention, dizziness, and nausea. They suffered intoxication with botulinum toxin type B. Botulism is a rarely occurring disease in Austria. In the last 21 years there were only twelve reported cases. Conclusion: Both patients went to a general practitioner as well as several specialists before they were sent to and correctly diagnosed at our outpatient department. To avoid long delays between intoxication and diagnosis we think it is crucial to advert to the complex symptoms a nonsevere intoxication with botulinum toxin can produce, especially since intoxications have become rare occurrences in the industrialized societies due to the high quality of industrial food production. PMID:22779015

Vossen, Matthias Gerhard; Gattringer, Klaus-Bernhard; Wenisch, Judith; Khalifeh, Neda; Koreny, Maria; Spertini, Verena; Allerberger, Franz; Graninger, Wolfgang; Kornschober, Christian; Lagler, Heimo; Reitner, Andreas; Sycha, Thomas; Thalhammer, Florian

2012-01-01

230

Effects of English Cued Speech on Speech Perception, Phonological Awareness and Literacy: A Case Study of a 9-Year-Old Deaf Boy Using a Cochlear Implant  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many studies have shown that French Cued Speech (CS) can enhance lipreading and the development of phonological awareness and literacy in deaf children but, as yet, there is little evidence that these findings can be generalized to English CS. This study investigated the possible effects of English CS on the speech perception, phonological…

Rees, Rachel; Bladel, Judith

2013-01-01

231

Potential role of vegetation feedback in the climate sensitivity of high-latitude regions: A case study at 6000 years B.P.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Previous climate model simulations have shown that the configuration of the Earth's orbit during the early to mid-Holocene (approximately 10-5 kyr) can account for the generally warmer-than-present conditions experienced by the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere. New simulations for 6 kyr with two atmospheric/mixed-layer ocean models (Community Climate Model, version 1, CCM1, and Global ENvironmental and Ecological Simulation of Interactive Systems, version 2, GENESIS 2) are presented here and compared with results from two previous simulations with GENESIS 1 that were obtained with and without the albedo feedback due to climate-induced poleward expansion of the boreal forest. The climate model results are summarized in the form of potential vegetation maps obtained with the global BIOME model, which facilitates visual comparisons both among models and with pollen and plant macrofossil data recording shifts of the forest-tundra boundary. A preliminary synthesis shows that the forest limit was shifted 100-200 km north in most sectors. Both CCM1 and GENESIS 2 produced a shift of this magnitude. GENESIS 1 however produced too small a shift, except when the boreal forest albedo feedback was included. The feedback in this case was estimated to have amplified forest expansion by approximately 50%. The forest limit changes also show meridional patterns (greatest expansion in central Siberia and little or none in Alaska and Labrador) which have yet to be reproduced by models. Further progress in understanding of the processes involved in the response of climate and vegetation to orbital forcing will require both the deployment of coupled atmosphere-biosphere-ocean models and the development of more comprehensive observational data sets.

Kutzbach, J. -E.; Bartlein, P. J.; Foley, J. A.; Harrison, S. P.; Hosteller, S. W.; Liu, Z.; Prentice, I. C.; Webb, III, T.

1996-01-01

232

[A case of uterine foreign body present for many years].  

PubMed

A clinical case of a perennial presence of fragments of fetus skull is presented in the article. Patient was treated symptomatically for 5 years for irregular menstrual cycles. Only USG examination and a probationary biopsy explained the exciting cause. It became evident that a perennial presence of a foreign body in uterus need not induce dramatic clinical symptoms. PMID:8179703

Nowak, A; Maczuga, Z; Smidecka-Miler, G; Siwek, B

1993-09-01

233

Pattern Recognition Case Study  

E-print Network

Total Features (1) · age in years · gender, -1=female, 1=male · maximum heart rate in beats/min · minimum heart rate in beats/min · average time between heart beats in sec · rms deviation of the mean heart rate in beats/sec · full width at half maximum for the heart rate distribution · average qt

Hagan, Martin

234

Information Systems in Teacher Preparation Programs: What Can We Learn from a 5-Year Longitudinal Case Study of an Electronic Portfolio Database?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2003, a portfolio system was implemented to manage the data associated with the field experiences in a teacher education program at a research institution in the southeast region of the United States. In this longitudinal study, the implementation trends from usage data extracted from the system are used to discuss the implications for the use…

Swan, Gerry

2009-01-01

235

Few adverse reactions to metal on metal articulation in total hip arthroplasty in a review study on 358 consecutive cases with 1 to 5 years follow-up.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of adverse reaction to metal on metal total hip arthroplasty using a M2a-38 articulation and a Magnum articulation, (Biomet Warsaw, Indiana).All patients who had received a Metal on Metal bearing prosthesis, in two centres in Copenhagen, were asked to complete a questionnaire about groin pain. Patients with self-reported groin pain, 68/314, underwent a physical examination and had Co and Cr ion levels measured in full blood samples. Fifty patients also had a CT scan performed.The present study found one patient with bilateral arthroplasty, who had an adverse reaction on one side. In addition the study showed that females had higher values of Co and Cr, and that younger patient reported groin pain more often.The conclusion of this study is that the number of adverse reactions is low, despite the time of observation being relatively short, no high frequency of adverse reactions to this prosthesis is expected. PMID:22930667

Stürup, Jens; Dahl, Line B; Jensen, Karl-Erik; Larsen, Anne-Birgitte; Gebuhr, Peter

2012-01-01

236

Few Adverse Reactions to Metal on Metal Articulation in Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Review Study on 358 Consecutive Cases with 1 to 5 Years Follow-Up  

PubMed Central

The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of adverse reaction to metal on metal total hip arthroplasty using a M2a-38 articulation and a Magnum articulation, (Biomet Warsaw, Indiana). All patients who had received a Metal on Metal bearing prosthesis, in two centres in Copenhagen, were asked to complete a questionnaire about groin pain. Patients with self-reported groin pain, 68/314, underwent a physical examination and had Co and Cr ion levels measured in full blood samples. Fifty patients also had a CT scan performed. The present study found one patient with bilateral arthroplasty, who had an adverse reaction on one side. In addition the study showed that females had higher values of Co and Cr, and that younger patient reported groin pain more often. The conclusion of this study is that the number of adverse reactions is low, despite the time of observation being relatively short, no high frequency of adverse reactions to this prosthesis is expected. PMID:22930667

Sturup, Jens; Dahl, Line B; Jensen, Karl-Erik; Larsen, Anne-Birgitte; Gebuhr, Peter

2012-01-01

237

Releasing the digital elevation model for the whole Italian territory: a case study reporting two years of core-data dissemination for Earth Sciences communities and other stakeholders  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

EPOS (European Plate Observing System) is the European initiative for the implementation and integration of European Research Infrastructures in the field of Solid Earth Sciences. In particular, EPOS is aimed at creating a common environment for data exchange for both the scientific community and relevant stakeholders interested in Earth Sciences. In such a context, a service providing access to the complete topography of one of the countries participating in EPOS represents a step forward towards the realization of the EPOS mission. Here we report about two years of activity of a data dissemination service which released (for free) a digital elevation model (DEM) of the whole Italian territory at 10 m-resolution named TINTALY/01. The new TINITALY/01 DEM for the whole Italian territory was completed and presented by INGV in 2007. This DEM was the final result of a project funded by the Italian Ministry of the Environment. TINITALY/01 was completed in two phases: in a first phase, independent elevation models for single regions were derived, and in a second phase, all the regional models were merged into a single, seamless model covering the whole territory of Italy. In early 2012, a web portal was published (http://tinitaly.pi.ingv.it/) through which the above DEM is open for a full web-GIS navigation (3-D navigation in anaglyph mode or standard 2-D hillshade), and where internet navigators can ask for the download of the DEM dataset (in grid format, 10 m-resolution) through the compilation of an online form (http://tinitaly.pi.ingv.it/account_request_form.html). Submission of the form implies stating the destination of use for the data, and acceptance of the policy of use (i.e. no-profit use). After nearly two years from the opening of the portal, the DEM is still browsed by up to 10-20 users per day (about 3000 visits throughout 2013). As of 31 December 2013, about 220 users affiliated to nearly 150 different institutions or associations (i.e. universities, research institutes, local administrations, etc..) based on 20 different countries (10% of the users from outside Europe) have been accredited for the download of the DEM. The analysis of the destinations of use declared by users shows that they have very different interests, ranging from any branch within Earth Sciences (e.g. Gravimetry, Volcanology, Seismics, Geomorphology etc..) to applied Physics, Archaeology and History, Zoology, Forestry Sciences, Remote Sensing, Civil Protection, Land Use Planning and Environmental Management etc. Although this service was originally designed and set up outside the EPOS umbrella, the present report illustrates the utility and need of even relatively small infrastructures for the dissemination of core data in the field of Earth Sciences. This experience shows that a similar service can attract the interest of a large variety of scientific communities and private and public stakeholders, which can largely benefit from the availability of similar core-data. To date, TINITALY/01 is the DEM with the highest resolution freely accessible for the whole Italian territory.

Tarquini, Simone; Nannipieri, Luca

2014-05-01

238

Pathology Case Study: Bilateral Pneumonia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which describes a 75 year old woman "with a past medical history of significant for a 6 month history of cryoglobulinemia with vasculitis, congestive heart failure, hypertension, cryptogenic cirrhosis, peripheral vascular disease, chronic renal insufficiency, anemia, degenerative joint disease, and diverticulitis." Visitors are provided with patient history, admission data, and microscopic findings (lung), including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical microbiology.

Davie, James; Graur, Octavia; Sheaffer, John

2008-12-12

239

Pathology Case Study: Breast Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 54 year-old woman presented with a âÂÂleft breast nodule.â Visitors are given the patientâÂÂs history, mammogram image, and the results from a fine needle aspiration (including images), and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Students can check their conclusions by clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section, which provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease.

Deal, Karen; Kanbour, Anisa; Nath, Manju E.

2009-08-31

240

Pathology Case Study: Dog Bites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 56-year-old male with a past medical history significant for lymphoma (in remission). The patient is a health care worker who presented to the emergency room because of a dog bite. Visitors are given a patient history and culture findings, including images. They are also given an opportunity to diagnose the patient before clicking on the "Final Diagnosis" section, which provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical microbiology.

Iscoll, Eileen; Lourduraj, Leena T.; Pasculle, A. W.

2008-11-17

241

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes "a 46-year-old gentleman with a persistent right lower lobe pulmonary mass after a successfully treated cavitary pneumonia 5 months ago." Visitors are given patient history along with radiology findings and images. They are also given gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Gregorio, Remigio; Johnson, Douglas R.; Nodit, Laurentia; Yousem, Sam

2009-03-11

242

Pathology Case Study: Stillborn Fetus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which presents a 29 year old Hispanic woman who delivered a stillborn fetus with a estimated gestation of 29 weeks. Visitors are provided with patient history along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in perinatal pathology.

Klatt, Edward C., 1951-; Mccune, Ryan

2008-12-08

243

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Distention  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 60-year-old woman who presented with a history of marked abdominal distention lasted for several months with associated progressive fatigue, progressive weight loss and fever. Visitors are given patient history along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in soft tissue pathology.

Rao, Uma N.; Sepulveda, Antonia; Yu, Hongbo

2009-03-18

244

[Central neurocytoma: a study of five cases].  

PubMed

Central neurocytoma is a very rare brain tumour recently described. The diagnosis rests on the data provided by anatomopathological examination and immunohistochemestry. We report a retrospective study of five cases of neurocytoma diagnosed in the Pathological laboratories of Anatomy and Cytology of Habib Bourguiba and Fattouma Bourguiba Hospitals over a period of two years (1999/2000); this study was based on clinical, radiological and anatomopathological data. It was about three women and two men with an average age of 29 years (17 to 49 years) The tumor was located in the side ventricles in three cases. Two differential diagnoses were often discussed: oligodendroglioma and ependymoma. Immunohistochemistry showed an expression of the synaptophysine in every case. The treatment was exclusively surgical and the course was favourable with an average follow up of 48 months; only one case of relapse was noted of 36 months after the diagnosis. PMID:16238277

Lobna, Ayadi; Abdelmajid, Khabir; Najib, Ben Yahia; Saloua, Makni; Ahmed, Sellami; Abdelfattah, Zakhama; Ben Mansour, H; Rachid, Jlidi; Tahya, Boudawara

2005-08-01

245

Residential Refrigerator Recycling Ninth Year Retention Study  

E-print Network

Residential Refrigerator Recycling Ninth Year Retention Study Study ID Nos. 546B, 563 Prepared RECYCLING PROGRAMS Study ID Nos. 546B and 563 Prepared for Southern California Edison Rosemead, California

246

A Qualitative Study of Two-To-Four-Year Transfer Practices in California Community Colleges: An Analysis of Seven Case Studies Featuring Colleges with Consistently Higher-than-Expected Transfer Rates, Fall 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Which factors promote transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities? What can individuals learn about transfer from tracking cohorts of students? What can they learn from studying colleges that have a strong track record of transferring students? These questions are at the center of a study funded in 2007 by the…

Mery, Pamela; Schiorring, Eva

2008-01-01

247

Avatar-assisted case studies.  

PubMed

Engaging students in active techniques that promote learning and socialization in nursing may be achieved using Voki technology. The authors discuss a project, and its outcomes, that used avatar-assisted case studies. Instructors looking for a new teaching technology that can be integrated into case studies are encouraged to explore this venue as an active learning technology. PMID:23608909

Anderson, Judy K; Page, Angela M; Wendorf, Deborah M

2013-01-01

248

HEAD Academy PBL Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains case studies relevant to chemistry and related scientific areas, all using problem based learning methods. The case studies are in the form of downloadable pdf files that include materials to give to students as well as instructor guides.

2011-05-13

249

Case Study: Interventions for an ADHD Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study was done in partial fulfillment of a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) Graduate Course the participant-observer was completing. The participant-observer learned a lot about Dmitrov, the child in this study. Dmitrov was a 2nd-grade student who was diagnosed (late in the school year) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity…

Hartlep, Nicholas Daniel

2009-01-01

250

Prader-Willi Disease: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study focuses on the characteristics and physical management of a 15-year-old with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a birth defect associated with hypotonia, insatiable appetite, hypogonadism, central nervous system dysfunction, and abnormal growth and development . A literature review addresses studies dealing with behavior modification of obesity…

Forbus, William R., III

251

Geostatistical case studies  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this volume of contributed chapters is to present a series of applications of geostatistics. These range from a careful variographic analysis on uranium data, through detailed studies on geologically complex deposits, right up to the latest nonlinear methods applied to deposits with highly skewed data contributions. Applications of new techniques such as the external drift method for combining well data with seismic information have also been included. The volume emphasizes geostatistics in practice. Notation has been kept to a minimum and mathematical details have been relegated to annexes.

Matheron, G.; Armstrong, M.

1987-01-01

252

Using Case Studies to Teach Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Storytelling as a formal educational device arguably entered the didactic scene about 100 years ago with case study teaching at Harvard (Herreid 1994). There in the law and business schools, instructors and students analyzed realistic stories as exemplars of good and bad practice. Today, however, storytelling does not have to be limited to the traditional discussion formula advocated in these schools. This chapter describes various types of case study methods, reviews their virtues and weaknesses, and discusses the impact of case-based instruction in science education.

Herreid, Clyde F.

2006-01-01

253

Earthquake Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students work in a jigsaw format, they start in an expert group analyzing one particular aspect of the earthquake that occurred (e.g., tsunami, geologic maps, damage assessment). After analyzing the data/information provided, students get into their new groups, which are a "consulting team" to make recommendations to key governmental officials about the earthquake they studied and implications for future development. These are presented in a poster session style event, which then leads to individual papers that are written about the same topic, which are peer reviewed and revised. Students are asked to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses in the process and to consider changes for future opportunities, as well as connect the curriculum to the overall process of science.

Kraft, Kaatje

254

Cardiac rehabilitation with a nurse case manager (GoHeart) across local and regional health authorities improves risk factors, self-care and psychosocial outcomes. A one-year follow-up study  

PubMed Central

Objectives In Denmark, the local and regional health authorities share responsibility for cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The objective was to assess effectiveness of CR across sectors coordinated by a nurse case manager (NCM). Design A one-year follow-up study. Setting A CR programme (GoHeart) was evaluated in a cohort at Lillebaelt Hospital Vejle, DK from 2010 to 2011. Participants Consecutive patients admitted to CR were included. The inclusion criteria were the event of acute myocardial infarction or stable angina and invasive revascularization (left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ?45%). Main outcome measures Cardiac risk factors, stratified self-care and self-reported psychosocial factors (SF12 and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)) were assessed at admission (phase IIa), at three months at discharge (phase IIb) and at one-year follow-up (phase III). Intention-to-treat and predefined subgroup analysis on sex was performed. Results Of 241 patients, 183 (75.9%) were included (mean age 63.8 years). At discharge improvements were found in total-cholesterol (p?year follow-up these outcomes were maintained; additionally there was improvement in body mass index (BMI; p?year follow-up. PMID:25396055

Maindal, Helle Terkildsen

2014-01-01

255

Pelvic floor disorders: Case study  

PubMed Central

Interactive case study discussions were an integral part of the program at the 3rd Annual Canadian Urology Forum (2013). The following is a summary of discussions pertaining to a case illustrating the difficulties in the management of pelvic floor disorders. PMID:24523847

Flood, Catherine

2013-01-01

256

Three Years On Clomipramine: Before and After Brain SPECT Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A case is presented of a patient diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, obsessive thinking, anger outbursts, and depression who had a SPECT study prior to treatment and after 3 years of treatment on clomipramine. The follow-up SPECT study showed marked improvement overall in the cerebral perfusion of the brain. At rest marked overactivity was noted in the anterior medial aspects

Daniel G. Amen; Martin E. Waugh

1997-01-01

257

Nasopharyngeal Case-Control Study  

Cancer.gov

A case-control study conducted in Taiwan between 1991-1994 among approximately 1,000 individuals to examine the role of viral, environmental, and genetic factors associated with the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

258

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES (DENVER PRESENTATION)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

259

Hydrogeologic Case Studies (Seattle, WA)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

260

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES (CHICAGO, IL)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

261

Case Study: del Amo Bioventing  

EPA Science Inventory

The attached presentation discusses the fundamentals of bioventing in the vadose zone. The basics of bioventing are presented. The experience to date with the del Amo Superfund Site is presented as a case study....

262

Program of Study: American Literature, Junior Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This six-week program of study in American literature for the junior year includes an introduction, the program objectives, a survey of genres, units on themes in American literature which deal with adolescence, alienation, and the American Dream, a chronological study of American literature, and units on the research paper and independent study.…

Williamsport Area School District, PA.

263

Eosinophilic cystitis: three cases, and a review over 10?years.  

PubMed

Eosinophilic cystitis (EC) is a rare disease. We describe three cases, where presentations of the disease are similar. To highlight probable causes of the disease, symptoms, clinical findings and treatment modalities, we reviewed 56 cases over a 10-year period. The most common symptoms were frequency, dysuria, urgency, pain and haematuria. Common clinical findings were presence of bladder mass, peripheral eosinophilia and thickened bladder wall. A variety of medical treatments were used, most frequently steroids, antibiotics and antihistamines. Recurrence occurred in patients on tapering or discontinuing prednisone, among other reasons. There is no consensus about the treatment of EC, but In light of our findings in this review, the treatment of choice in our department will be tapered prednisone over 6-8?weeks in combination with antihistamine. PMID:25312971

Mosholt, Karina Sif Søndergaard; Dahl, Claus; Azawi, Nessn Htum

2014-01-01

264

Ceramic fabricator quality revolution: A case study  

SciTech Connect

This case study discusses statistical process control and other quality tools in the application of continuous improvement and total quality management programs to a mature ceramic parts manufacturing operation that had been producing quality'' products for many years. By applying these tools, significant incremental improvements in process performance and product quality were achieved.

Martin, S.C. (Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc., Buffalo, NY (United States))

1993-11-01

265

Understanding Parkinson disease: An evolving case study.  

PubMed

Thirty years ago, Parkinson disease was described as a shortage of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Today, understanding of this disorder includes possible genetic influences, premorbid and nonmotor issues, and a variety of neurologic, cognitive, and psychiatric symptoms. Using a case study, this article presents the current science of Parkinson disease. PMID:25225972

Vernon, Gwyn M; Carty, Anne E S; Salemno, Christin M; Siskind, Michele M; Thomas, Cathi A

2014-10-15

266

Workplace Education Initiative: Case Studies and Observations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven workplace education projects funded in the first year of the Massachusetts Workplace Education Initiative are reported. This report includes both general observations and specific information in case studies of the projects. Overall information is provided on students served, the importance of partnerships, the emphasis on…

Astrein, Bruce; And Others

267

The nontraditional female athlete: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current research presents traditional female college student-athletes as unmarried and childless individuals between 18 and 24 years of age. However, many colleges\\/universities are experiencing increases in the number of nontraditional students returning to higher education following leave from academic involvement. Possibly, this has implications for an increase in nontraditional student athletes. This case study examined a Caucasian female (age 36),

Elizabeth A. Jambor; Esther M. Weekes

1996-01-01

268

Teaching Case: Enterprise Architecture Specification Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A graduate course in enterprise architecture had a team project component in which a real-world business case, provided by an industry sponsor, formed the basis of the project charter and the architecture statement of work. The paper aims to share the team project experience on developing the architecture specifications based on the business case

Steenkamp, Annette Lerine; Alawdah, Amal; Almasri, Osama; Gai, Keke; Khattab, Nidal; Swaby, Carval; Abaas, Ramy

2013-01-01

269

Undecided First-Year Students: A 25-Year Longitudinal Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed over 25 years first-year students entering college undecided about a major. Entering students' responses were consistent in terms of their demographic characteristics, reasons for attending college, and levels of undecidedness. Their levels of anxiety about choosing a major increased only slightly. They did not differ significantly from a…

Gordon, Virginia N.; Steele, George E.

2003-01-01

270

Case Study: Sex and Vaccination  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case study is centered upon the recent debate concerning the decision by Texas Governor Rick Perry to mandate the compulsory vaccination of girls in the Texas public school system against the human papillomavirus (HPV) prior to entering the sixth grade. The interrupted case method is particularly appropriate for this subject with the case sections providing a general overview of the disease, the reasons for such a mandatory vaccination program, the reasons against such a program, and finally a disclosure of what ultimately transpired in Texas.

Herreid, Clyde F.; Zavrel, Erik

2008-05-01

271

Two-Year College Chemistry Baseline Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ACS and AIP are collaborating on surveys of 2YC chemistry and physics departments. The first phase of a planned two-phase study will be mailed in the fall of 2001 to department chairs. This study will provide a "landscape" of the physical sciences at two-year colleges.

Ryan, Mary Ann; Neuschatz, Michael; Boese, Janet M.

2001-10-01

272

Thirty years of blackouts: a case report of swallow syncope.  

PubMed

Deglutition syncope has been demonstrated in isolated case reports, the first being described over 50 years ago. It is thought to be caused by a hypersensitive vagotonic reflex in response to esophageal dilation after swallowing. It can cause syncope due to complete atrioventricular (AV) block and acute reduction of cardiac output. Although rare, its lethality is worthy of discussion, as early recognition can offer complete treatment with placement of a pacemaker. A 54-year-old man presented with 30 years of lightheadedness and syncope, followed by disorientation and tremors, after eating sandwiches or drinking carbonated beverages. He initially was evaluated by a neurologist. Work-up included cardiac 2D transthoracic echocardiogram, electroencephalogram, swallow stud, pulmonary function tests, electrocardiogram, and cardiac stress testing. All tests were within normal limits, and it was determined that he was suffering from convulsive syncope and deglutition syncope. Referral to the cardiac electrophysiology department with tilt-table testing accompanied by swallow evaluation was then recommended. The tests demonstrated marked vagal response resulting in sinus bradycardia with second-degree AV block and pauses up to 3.5 seconds. Patient experienced near syncope. A rate-responsive, dual-chamber Boston Scientific pacemaker with DDDR programming was implanted. Patient has remained asymptomatic at follow-up. PMID:23882389

Lambiris, Irene; Mendoza, Ivan; Helguera, Marcelo; Escudero, Jose Baez; Bonilla, Cesar

2013-01-01

273

Curriculum Integration Case Studies 1 Moving Beyond Marketing Study Abroad: Comparative Case Studies of the  

E-print Network

.) Review of Literature...........................................................9 3.) The Minnesota Model;Curriculum Integration Case Studies 3 8.) 2007 Report (Van Deusen): The University of California, San DiegoCurriculum Integration Case Studies 1 Moving Beyond Marketing Study Abroad: Comparative Case

Amin, S. Massoud

274

Case Studies in Business Ethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The most recent guide from Inc.com offers case studies in business ethics and includes coverage of businesses striving to become more environmentally aware, provide community growth, and activate global change. One of the case studies follows Fetzer Vineyards, a California winery committed to reducing its own waste; another describes the way that the Philadelphia restaurant White Dog Cafe donates ten percent of its $4.4 million profit to a variety of nonprofit organizations. The case studies are generally quite short and easy to read; additionally, they link to several online polls that test users's business ethics skills. For more information on Guides @ Inc.com, see the August 10, 2000 Scout Report for Business and Economics.

275

A prospective study of acute cerebrovascular disease in the community: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project1981-86. 2. Incidence, case fatality rates and overall outcome at one year of cerebral infarction, primary intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage  

Microsoft Academic Search

The age and sex specific incidence rates for cerebral infarction, primary intracerebral haemorrhage and subarachnoid haemorrhage in a population of approximately 105,000 are presented. Over four years 675 patients with a first-ever stroke were registered with the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project. The pathological diagnosis was confirmed by computerised tomography (CT) scan, necropsy or lumbar puncture (cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage only)

J Bamford; P Sandercock; M Dennis; J Burn; C Warlow

1990-01-01

276

The Decision to Stay: A Multiple-Case Study Exploring College Choice and Persistence Factors of Second-Year Students at Religiously-Affiliated Institutions Associated with the Churches of Christ  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Factors that influenced the college choice and persistence of twenty-eight undergraduate, second-year students at religiously-affiliated institutions associated with the churches of Christ were examined using a cross-case comparative qualitative analysis. Student pre-college characteristics and campus environment factors were also investigated…

White, Patti Jo

2009-01-01

277

Sexual function changes during the 5 years after high-dose treatment and hematopoietic cell transplantation for malignancy, with case-matched controls at 5 years  

Microsoft Academic Search

This prospective study evaluated sexual function through 5 years after myeloabla- tive allogeneic hematopoietic cell trans- plantation (HCT) for cancer to determine sexual function recovery and residual problems. Adults completed measures before HCT (N 161), with survivors fol- lowed at 6 months and at 1, 2, 3, and 5 years.At 5 years case-matched controls also completed assessments. Analyses indicated that

Karen L. Syrjala; Brenda F. Kurland; Janet R. Abrams; Jean E. Sanders; Julia R. Heiman; L. R. Solomon; C. Bossen; T. G. Cachero; A. Tardivel; K. Ingold; L. Willen; M. Dobles; M. L. Scott; A. Maquelin; E. Belnoue; K. M. Elias; A. Laurence; T. S. Davidson; G. Stephens; Y. Kanno; E. M. Shevach; J. J. O'Shea; B. Rabe; A. Chalaris; G. H. Waetzig; D. Seegert; A. S. Williams; S. A. Jones; S. Rose-John; J. Scheller

2008-01-01

278

Design Case Study: Planning a Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This worksheet, created by Beth Chance and Allan Rossman, provides students with four exercises in designing a case study. Each exercise presents a difference scenario and asks a series of questions about study design. This is a great introduction to applied statistics for any mathematics classroom.

Chance, Beth; Rossman, Allan

2008-12-11

279

Venturing a 30-Year Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Longitudinal inquiry has long been recognized as a uniquely powerful method for seeking understanding of psychological development. A 30-year longitudinal venture is described--its theoretical motivation, methodological rationale, and details of implementation. Some of the novel and implicative findings the study has generated are briefly…

Block, Jack; Block, Jeanne H.

2006-01-01

280

Academic year 2014-2015 Study Programme  

E-print Network

Lecturer (dept.) 1 Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations [nl] Alex Van den Bossche TW08 3 2 30 90 2 and Mechatronics' and 'Controlled Electrical Drives' are to be taken during year 1. MT1 SemesterCourse name MT2CRDT RefNo. Contact StudyLecturer (dept.) 1 Controlled Electrical Drives Jan Melkebeek TW08 6 1 60 180 2

281

Head Start Impact Study: First Year Findings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Congressionally-mandated Head Start Impact Study is being conducted across 84 nationally representative grantee/delegate agencies. Approximately 5,000 newly entering 3- and 4-year-old children applying for Head Start were randomly assigned to either a Head Start group that had access to Head Start program services or to a non-Head Start group…

Puma, Michael; Bell, Stephen; Cook, Ronna; Heid, Camilla; Lopez, Michael

2005-01-01

282

Pineal tumors: experience with 48 cases over 10 years.  

PubMed

The authors retrospectively reviewed 48 patients treated at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) between 1986 and 1995. There were 35 children and 13 adults, accounting for 10.1% of 345 pediatric and 0.68% of 1914 adult brain tumors in SNUH during the same period. The 48 cases consisted of 33 cases of germ cell tumor (69%, GCT); 6 of pineoblastoma (PB, 12.5%); 3 of pineocytoma (PC, 6.3%); 3 of anaplastic astrocytoma (6.3%); 1 of astrocytoma; 1 of glioblastoma; and 1 of ependymoma. The median age was 13 years (range 1-59) and the male-to-female ratio was 3.36:1. The most frequent presenting symptom was due to increased intracranial pressure (90%), followed by Parinaud syndrome or diplopia (50%). Patients with a benign tumor, such as teratoma (TE), astrocytoma, or ependymoma, underwent surgery by the occipital transtentorial approach (OTT) for attempted radical resection without adjuvant therapy, while patients with immature teratoma (imTE), PC, and anaplastic astrocytoma underwent regional radiotherapy (RT) after debulking via OTT. Seven patients with nongerminomatous malignant GCT (NG-MGCT) and 3 with germinoma (GE) underwent craniospinal radiation only, 6 with GE, a NG-MGCT, and 2 with GE+TE received craniospinal radiotherapy (CSRT) after debulking via OTT. Three patients with GE, 4 with NG-MGCT, and 3 with PB underwent radiochemotherapy after debulking via OTT. Forty-four patients were followed up after treatment. The median follow-up period was 36 months. All patients with GE were alive after RT at 36 months (median) of follow-up (range 7-70 months). All with GE+TE and TE were alive. Three patients with PC or astrocytoma were also alive with stable or no evidence of disease. In 1 of the 3 cases of imTE there was a recurrence. However, 4 patients with NG-MGCT died, all of whom had undergone CSRT only; 2 PB patients were alive (12, 19 months), 1 in a moribund status (36 months), and 2 were dead (6, 60 months). The overall mean survival time with pineal tumors was 66 months and the 3-year survival rate was 84% with minimal posttreatment complications. It is concluded that pineal region tumors have male and childhood predominances, and the most common tumor is GCT. The majority of pineal region tumors are malignant. Pineal region tumors can be approached safely and effectively and the surgical complications are mostly transient. Their prognosis is dependent on the pathologies and treatment modalities. PMID:9548342

Cho, B K; Wang, K C; Nam, D H; Kim, D G; Jung, H W; Kim, H J; Han, D H; Choi, K S

1998-01-01

283

Emergent Creativity: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recognition and analysis of the complexity involved in trying to understand what creativity is and how the creative process works is the essence of this paper. I chose to record as a case study the creative process involved in developing a children’s book based upon the achievements and experiences of three Massachusetts women who participated in the All American

Kathleen Bertrand

1997-01-01

284

Case Studies in Applied Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of nine case studies in applied mathematics was written primarily for the use of the instructor by a Conference sponsored by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). Each chapter contains exercises of varying degrees of difficulty and several include student projects. The materials were used on a trial…

Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.

285

NWCC Transmission Case Study III  

Microsoft Academic Search

OAK-B135 Transmission System Improvements for Wind Energy Development in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains: Opportunities and Obstacles. This case study set out to ascertain the validity of three assumptions from the perspectives of stakeholders involved in wind energy and transmission issues in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. The assumptions, and the stakeholders' reactions to each, are summarized below:

Terry Allison; Steve Wiese

2000-01-01

286

Due Process Hearing Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a due process hearing case study of a mother who contended that his son, D.J., has been denied of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) of his School District after being suspended from school. D.J., an elementary student, had been described as hyperactive, inattentive, defiant, and often volatile. He was identified…

Bateman, David F.; Jones, Marni Gail

2010-01-01

287

Autogenous bonding of lower incisors: case report and 17-year follow-up.  

PubMed

Among injuries that affect permanent teeth, the most prevalent is an uncomplicated crown fracture. Currently, autogenous bonding of the fragments is still the procedure of choice to restore fractured anterior teeth if the fragments are recovered by the patient and taken to a dental office within a reasonable time in an appropriate storage medium. There is no study or case report in the literature regarding autogenous bonding of lower incisors. This study presents a case with a 17-year follow-up for a 9-year-old patient who underwent uncomplicated crown fractures of the permanent mandibular central incisors and was treated by autogenous bonding of the tooth fragments. After 17 years, clinical and radiographic dental elements present vitality, and the restorations remain without major cosmetic changes. This case shows that autogenous bonding can be considered as a treatment option in the management of fractured lower incisors. PMID:23649586

Lima, Marina Deus Moura; Lima, Cacilda Castelo Branco; Dantos-Neta, Neusa Barros; Moura, Marcoeli Silva; de Moura, Carmem Dolores Vilarinho Soares; Moura, Lucia Fatima Almeida Deus

2013-01-01

288

Pathology Case Study: Progressive Tetraparesis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This neuropathology case, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, illustrates the process of diagnosing the cause of a patientâÂÂs progressive weakening of the limbs. Microscopic images of a biopsy specimen are included in the case study along with a gross description and image of the specimen. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with the diagnostic process and techniques.

Da Costa, Cristiane C.; Giannetti, Alexandre V.; Perpãâ©tuo, Francisco O.; Pittella, Josãâ© E.

2009-01-21

289

Pathology Case Study: Sore Throat and Leukocytosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. A 68 year old female with a sore throat is the focus of this particular case. The patient's history reveals an increased white blood cell count, anemia and thrombocytopenia. A list of the her current medication, as well as the microscopic description, cell images, and flow cytometry are also included in the case file. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics. Students are encouraged to examine each aspect of the case and test their diagnostic skills against the official findings in the "Final Diagnosis" section.

Holst, Valerie; Penchansky, Lila; Richert, Charles A.

2007-09-05

290

Practical 3(a): Case Studies in Poisson Regression Practical 3(a): Case Studies in Poisson  

E-print Network

regression for estimating relative risk of alcohol consumption, note that n = number at risk needs of study (DMFTE)! #12;Practical 3(a): Case Studies in Poisson Regression Outline alcohol and mortality. Each man was asked, at baseline, his alcohol consumption. During the next 7.5 years death certificates

Boehning, Dankmar

291

Pathology Case Study: Post-operative bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This transfusion medicine case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves an 83-year-old woman with post-operative bleeding and anemia. Laboratory values are provided in Table 1. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Kiss, Joseph; Puca, Kathleen; Qu, Lirong; Triulzi, Darrell

2008-04-04

292

Pathology Case Study: Complete Heart Block  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. This specific case outlines the medical complications of a 9 year old patient following a small bowel and kidney transplantation. The patient's clinical history and autopsy findings, which include microscopic images, are provided, and the "Final Diagnosis" section details the official findings and diagnosis. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Dickman, Paul S.; Richert, Charles A.

2007-11-19

293

Avio case study: the MRO process  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter presents the case study of the Avio Brindisi plant where a profound process of change has been in progress for a number of years. We use the TEKNE Project methodology of change to analyze the different aspects of the case, highlighting the firm's strategic, organizational and technological characteristics and the environment it operates in. In particular, we envisage a change in the plant's business model in response to the expansion of its client segments and a potential new approach to MRO operations based on advanced fleet management practices that would radically change the firm's organization and value network with respect to its MRO service offering, thereby yielding extensive global market opportunities.

Corallo, Angelo; Dimartino, Angelo; Errico, Fabrizio; Giangreco, Enza

294

A 37-year-old spinal cord-injured female patient, transplanted of multipotent stem cells from human UC blood, with improved sensory perception and mobility, both functionally and morphologically: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

HLA-matched UC blood-derived multipotent stem cells were directly transplanted into the injured spinal cord site of a 37-year-old female patient suffering from spinal cord injury (SPI). In this case, human cord blood (UCB)-derived multipotent stem cells improved sensory perception and movement in the SPI patient's hips and thighs within 41 days of cell transplantation. CT and MRI results also showed

K-S Kang; SW Kim; YH Oh; JW Yu; K-Y Kim; C-H Song; H Han

2005-01-01

295

Case study: bipolar disorder after head injury.  

PubMed

A case of bipolar disorder subsequent to a mild head injury in a 15-year-old girl is reported. Review of the literature indicates that this is an extremely rare outcome. Lack of adequate follow-up studies makes it difficult to accurately predict type and severity of psychiatric outcome. Assessment and management involves ongoing consideration of both organic and psychosocial factors even after initial negative investigations. PMID:10761356

Sayal, K; Ford, T; Pipe, R

2000-04-01

296

A Case Study of Binge Problem Gambling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives  To examine the rarely reported phenomenon of binge problem gambling via a case study.Design  A male 31-year old “fruit machine addict” was interviewed three times over a three-month period. The participant was diagnosed as a pathological gambler using both the South Oaks Gambling Screen and the DSM-IV criteria.Results  The male gambler displayed a very unusual pattern of problem gambling that would best

Mark D. Griffiths

2006-01-01

297

Pathology Case Study: Fatigue and Weight Loss  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular case, a 39-year-old woman presents with a history of weight loss and fatigue in the past several months. The following tests were performed on the patient: peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, flow cytometry, and molecular cytogenetic analysis. Those test results are all included in the case study to aid in your understanding of the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. The âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section provides the official final diagnosis of the patient and a detailed description provided by the contributing doctors. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease.

Gollin, Susanne M.; Horn, Kevin D.; Kaplan, Sandra; Shekhter-Levin, Sofia

2009-04-30

298

Pathology Case Study: Prolonged Oral Bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This transfusion medicine case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves a 2-year-old boy presenting with prolonged oral bleeding. Images from a biopsy of the nodule provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. A description of the patientâÂÂs physical exam, as well as lab test results and additional workup are all included in the case study. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Bontempo, Franklin; Sheikh, Hina

2009-01-02

299

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Otitis Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This cytogenetics case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves 4-year-old female with a history of chronic otitis media. Results from a cytogenetic analysis of peripheral blood leukocytes are included in the case study to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Davie, James; Scruppi, Stephanie

2009-01-23

300

Pathology Case Study: Two Weeks in Africa  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineâÂÂs Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this clinical microbiology case, a 16-year-old male developed symptoms of fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting after returning to the United States from a two-week trip to Sudan. Laboratory test results and information from a microscopic examination are included in the case study. Clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section will take you to a detailed discussion of the patientâÂÂs condition from the contributing doctor. A list of references, which students could use to get more background information, is also included at the bottom of the section.

Contis, Lydia C.; Qu, Lirong

2009-02-10

301

Pathology Case Study: Parotid Gland Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular case, a 53-year-old woman was treated for a âÂÂprogressively enlarging, painless mass in the area of the left parotid gland.â Gross and microscopic images and descriptions of the specimen removed from the patient are included in the case study. The âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section provides the official diagnosis of the patient and a detailed description provided by the contributing doctors. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of head and neck pathology.

Dacic, Sanja; Johnson, Douglas R.

2008-04-07

302

Dengue epidemiological trend in Oman: a 13-year national surveillance and strategic proposition of imported cases.  

PubMed

Dengue fever has emerged as a major public health problem globally in the past three decades. A 13-year national surveillance data analysis was done to describe the epidemiology and its trend of dengue disease in Oman reported between 2001 and 2013. Laboratory-confirmed dengue virus infections reported were studied retrospectively during the study period. A total of 64 laboratory confirmed cases were reported. All the patients contracted the disease during their visit to South-East Asian countries, hence classified as imported cases. The majority of the cases were reported in the year 2012 (23.4%). The most important clinical characteristics were fever (90.6%), myalgia (35.9%) and rash/petechial rash (20.3%). Thrombocytopenia was seen in 31.2% of the study subjects. The mortality was nearly 4.6% and all other patients made a full recovery. The most effective measure for travellers is taking precautions to avoid mosquito bites. PMID:24994569

Al Awaidy, Salah Thabit; Al Obeidani, Idris; Bawikar, Shyam; Al Mahrouqi, Salim; Al Busaidy, Suleiman Salim; Al Baqlani, Said; Patel, Prakash K

2014-10-01

303

Pathology Case Study: Left Neck Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which six-year-old girl has neck mass five years after a liver transplant for biliary atresia. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Cohen, Lance; Dickman, Paul S.; Richert, Charles A.

2007-09-07

304

Pathology Case Study: Dural Based Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 38-year-old man presented with new onset seizures and a 69 year old woman presented with bilateral headaches and episodes of syncope. Visitors can view both the gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of neuropathology.

Wrzolek, Monika A.; Zagzag, David

2009-03-17

305

Pediatric injuries in maxillofacial trauma: a 5 year study.  

PubMed

Fractures of the facial skeleton in children are less frequent. This clinical retrospective study of 5 year was conducted on 95 patients aged less than 16 years who sustained maxillofacial injuries during the period 2003 to 2008. Age, sex, etiology incidence and type of fracture were studied. The ratio of boys to girls was 1.9:1. The 7-12 year age group was commonly involved and the highest incidence was at age of ten years. Falls were the most common cause of injury accounting for 41%, followed by road traffic accidents (30%). Sports related injuries, assault and child abuse were also the causes of injury in children. Dentoalveolar injuries were found to be highest incidence with 42.1% followed by mandibular fractures. The soft tissue injuries were associated the pediatric maxillofacial trauma were found to be 34.7% of all cases. PMID:23139495

Kumaraswamy, S V; Madan, Nanjappa; Keerthi, R; Singh, Deora Shakti

2009-06-01

306

Case Report: Homicide by a 10-Year-Old Girl with Autistic Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study presents a 10-year-old girl with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, who killed her 6-month-old sister by throwing her out of a window. Her aggressive-impulsive behavior had a persistent pattern. She had a history of epilepsy, and was frequently exposed to physical abuse. She never attended a structured treatment program. Here, we…

Mukaddes, Nahit Motavalli; Topcu, Zerrin

2006-01-01

307

Innovative clean technologies case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The case studies contained herein are the products of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without ephasis on media or industry in order to provide an open program where

1993-01-01

308

Mastoiditis in adults: a 19-year retrospective study.  

PubMed

The objective of our study was to review retrospectively the clinical, radiological and therapeutic findings in 62 adults with acute mastoiditis treated at the ENT Department of Ferrara from 1992 to 2010. 62 adult cases fulfilled the following inclusion criteria: otoscopical evidence of co-existent or recent otitis media; postauricular swelling, erythema or tenderness; protrusion of the auricle; fever and/or significant radiological findings of mastoiditis. Conservative treatment comprehended antibiotic ± ventilation tube. Surgical procedures comprehended mastoidectomy or mastoido-tympanoplasty. The incidence of adult's mastoiditis in our district (0.99 cases/year/100.000 inhabitants) has maintained quite stable during the considered 19-year period. The typical clinical presentation was observed in 48% of cases. Complications were meningitis (15 cases), meningo-encephalitis (1), meningitis associated with lateral sinus thrombosis (1), facial nerve paralysis (11), and labyrinthitis (8). In all cases except one, the facial palsy recovered completely and no mortality was observed due to these complications. Complete cure was obtained with conservative treatment in 69% of uncomplicated cases and in 24% of patients with intracranial complications. Mastoiditis in adults may present as the acute classical form, as well as latent forms which often have prolonged and insidious development followed by a rapid clinical deterioration. Clinical features are frequently atypical, while incidence of meningitis and other complications is still high particularly in the most elderly. Thus, great care is required from clinicians to make an early diagnosis in order to promote adequate treatment. PMID:23589156

Palma, S; Bovo, R; Benatti, A; Aimoni, C; Rosignoli, M; Libanore, M; Martini, A

2014-05-01

309

Ovarian cancer: a case study.  

PubMed

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies in the United States, accounting for approximately 15,000 deaths each year. Patients commonly present to their primary care providers with vague abdominal symptoms. Health care providers need to become more aware of the importance of pursuing seemingly vague symptoms. A discerning knowledge of the risk factors and symptoms of this disease enables the clinician to institute appropriate assessment strategies, intervention, and referral, resulting in reduced mortality rates. This case report of a white woman aged in her 60s diagnosed with ovarian cancer stresses the need for early screening and detection, disease education, and prompt referral and management to displace the fear associated with the diagnosis and improve survival. PMID:11858319

McAuley, M

2000-11-01

310

Osteoarticular Tuberculosis-A Three Years' Retrospective Study  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Extra pulmonary TB can be encountered in various organ systems, like lymph nodes, serous cavities, genitourinary tract, skeletal. Musculoskeletal TB can cause significant functional impairment. The clinical symptoms are variable, pain and swelling being common symptomatology. Investigations for suspected cases include radiological imaging, histopathological examination, bacteriological examination, and polymerase chain reaction. The mainstay of treatment is multidrug antitubercular chemotherapy. Aim: To study the cases of osteoarticular TB diagnosed on biopsy, to analyse the various microscopic patterns, results of microbiological investigations, correlate the clinical and radiological features and the response to ATT. Setting and Designs: A teaching tertiary medical institute in North India in catchment area, where prevalence of tuberculosis is high. A retrospective study of cases with a biopsy diagnosis of bone and/joint TB, retrieved from Histopathology section of Department of Pathology of the tertiary institute. Material and Methods: The study was retrospective and the data was collected for the preceding 3 years. The cases were retrieved from the records of the department of Pathology. A total of 16 cases were diagnosed as/suspected to be tuberculosis of bones and/joints. The clinical information were noted from the case files. Results of laboratory investigations along with relevant microbiologic investigations were noted. The biopsy samples were processed according to protocol. Ziehl–Neelsen stain to detect tubercle bacilli and PAS stain to rule out fungal infection were done. Microscopic features were noted. Results and Conclusion: Sixteen cases with a diagnosis of bone and/joint tuberculosis were found. The average age was 23.6 years. The most common presentation was pain and swelling. Knee joint was most commonly involved (7 cases) followed by spine and ankle (3 each). All the cases showed epithelioid granulomas which was necrotising in 11. AFB positivity was found only in 4 cases. ATT was started in 12 cases with a good response. It is important to suspect osteoarticular TB clinically and investigate accordingly. In resource poor setting, study of biopsy material can aid in diagnosis, further guiding the management. PMID:24298472

N., Arathi; Ahmad, Faiyaz; Huda, Najmul

2013-01-01

311

Pathology Case Study: Right Neck Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. This specific case from the collection documents a sixty-five year old female patient with enlarged lymph nodes in the jugular region, and a nodule of the thyroid. The patient's history is presented, as well as the gross and microscopic descriptions of her thyroid and lymph nodes (including images). Images from an electron microscopic examination are also included to aid in diagnosis. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics. Students are encouraged to examine each aspect of the case and test their diagnostic skills against the official findings in the "Final Diagnosis" section.

Barnes, Leon, 1941-; Nine, Jeff S.; Swerdlow, Steven H.

2007-11-16

312

Equestrian injuries--a one year prospective study.  

PubMed Central

A one year prospective study of equestrian injuries was carried out in an area where horse riding is a popular pursuit. 115 persons suffered injury--eighty females and thirty-five males of whom sixty were under fifteen years of age. No fatalities were recorded and there were 0.2 injuries per 100 rides. Most injuries were minor and to the musculo-skeletal system. Visceral and cerebral injuries were not common but the former were life threatening in all cases. It is concluded that young riders should be supervised. PMID:465903

McLatchie, G. R.

1979-01-01

313

Case study research: design and methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25\\\\% new), gives fresh attention to quantitative

Robert K. Yin; M S Sridhar

2009-01-01

314

Case Study: The Case of the Jamaican Fisherman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, neural, muscular and respiratory systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Joyce Shaw (Endicott College Arts and Sciences)

2012-06-18

315

Case Study: An Unusual Case of Animal Reproduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and graduate students in biology and can be adapted for anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology courses. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with reproductive biology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Joann B Powell (Clark Atlanta University Biological Sciences)

2011-12-08

316

Case Study: A Case of Spinal Cord Injury  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with spinal cord injury (plegia, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, dermatome, stretch reflex). Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

David Dean (Spring Hill College Biology)

2005-12-02

317

A Multi-Level Case Study Analysis of Campus-Based Male Initiatives Programs and Practices and the Impact of Participation on the Perceptions of First-Year African American Male Community College Students in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the differences in engagement among entering African American male students at two community colleges in the State of Texas. Three research questions provided the foundation for this study: (1) Is there a significant difference in the engagement levels among first-year male community college students by age group, (2) From the…

Dabney-Smith, Valschkia Lisette

2009-01-01

318

Pathology Case Study: Macrocytic Anemia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an older man suffering from chronic bronchitis and macrocytic anemia also developed persistent flu symptoms. Visitors view the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Bahler, David; Kulich, Scott; Shekhter-Levin, Sofia

2008-05-05

319

Pathology Case Study: Dilated Cardiomyopathy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man presented with a large range of symptoms from chills and fever to underdeveloped calf muscles. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in cardiovascular pathology.

Defrances, Marie C.; Lee, Robert E.

2008-05-14

320

Pathology Case Study: Skin Lesion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a woman with uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma with focal squamous differentiation arising in complex atypical hyperplasia. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in dermatologic pathology.

Holst, Valerie; Jones, Mirka W.; Quintana, Paulina

2007-10-01

321

Innovative clean technologies case studies  

SciTech Connect

The case studies contained herein are the products of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without ephasis on media or industry in order to provide an open program where ground-breaking concepts were given a fair opportunity. The P2SB provided awards of up to $25,000 to assist small businesses for conducting their own demonstrations of pollution prevention techniques and technologies, and for advancing their products towards a practical stage.

Stone, K.R.

1993-08-01

322

Pathology Case Study: Renal Insufficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man presented with chronic renal insufficiency, congestive heart failure, and diarrhea. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in renal pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Parizhskaya, Maria

2007-10-31

323

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Sinusitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man reported a history of chronic sinusitis that was not responding to nasal and antibiotic treatments. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of head and neck pathology.

Becich, Michael J.; Fowler, Jason C.

2008-04-28

324

Pathology Case Study: Mediastinal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man complained of diaphoresis nausea and substernal chest pain through his left arm. Subsequent tests revealed a mediastinal mass with both fatty and solid components. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of soft tissue pathology.

Fowler, Jason C.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-12-25

325

Pathology Case Study: Metastasizing Tumor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a woman presented with a low-grade sarcoma with features of plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor in the subcutaneous soft tissue of left posterior thigh. Visitors can view both gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of soft tissue pathology.

Rao, Uma N.; Rostami, Sassan

2009-02-17

326

Pathology Case Study: Renal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a pediatric pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 19-month-old boy has a renal mass. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Christakos, Peter; Dickman, Paul S.

2009-08-17

327

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an older woman developed a renal mass without evidence of angiomyolipoma. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in endocrine pathology.

Hardy, Hunter T.

2008-10-16

328

Case Studies of Educational Effectiveness in Rural China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much educational effectiveness research has been conducted over the past 40 years in developed countries, whereas few studies have focused on developing or newly industrialized countries such as the People's Republic of China. The case studies discussed in this article are part of a larger multiple-case, mixed-methods study that investigated 6…

Liu, Shujie; Teddlie, Charles

2009-01-01

329

Pathology Case Study: Right Adrenal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study a 27-year-old white male has an unremarkable medical history until being recently diagnosed with hypertension. He then developed bilateral gynecomastia and began experiencing sever right flank pain while working. A sonogram and computerized tomography were performed and the images are available here along with microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment.

Finkelstein, Sidney; Ohori, N. P.

2007-08-17

330

Benign breast lesions in an African population: A 25-year histopathological review of 1864 cases  

PubMed Central

Objective: The objective of this study was to delineate the prevalence and characterize the histologic pattern of benign breast diseases (BBDs) in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A 25-year-old (1985-2009) retrospective study of all patients presenting with BBD. Results: During the 25-year-old study period, 1864 cases of BBD constituting 72.4% of all breast lesions were seen. The female to male ratio was 28.6:1. An increasing incidence of BBDs was observed. The overall mean age for BBD was 27.5 years, SD±11.3 with an age range of 9-84 years and a peak age occurrence in the third decade. The single most common lesion was fibroadenoma accounting for 43.1% of cases, followed by fibrocystic change (23.8%) with mean ages of 22.3 years and 30.2 years, respectively. Both lesions had a peak occurrence in the third decade. Other major lesions encountered were sclerosing adenosis (7.3%), atypical ductal hyperplasia (3.6%), and blunt duct adenosis (2.3%). Gynecomastia (2.1%) was the predominant lesion in males. Inflammatory lesions constituted 8.1% of cases while stromal and skin lesions accounted for 1.1% and 0.9% of cases respectively. Conclusion: BBDs constituted 70% of breast lumps and were mostly fibroadenoma and fibrocystic change. BBDs occurred predominantly in young females with a peak in the third decade. Though premalignant lesions of atypical hyperplasia were less common, biopsy of all BBDs should be done to exclude these lesions and routine mammographic screening of at risk individuals instituted to increase their detection. PMID:22529500

Olu-Eddo, A. N.; Ugiagbe, Ezekiel Enoghama

2011-01-01

331

Pathology Case Study: Right Upper Quadrant Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology where a two-year-old white female was seen for a routine well child exam. On physical examination, a right upper quadrant mass was palpable. The case study provides radiologic findings, gross description and microscopic description in order to allow the user the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Clicking on the final diagnosis link will provide users with a discussion of the actual diagnosis along with important learning points as well as a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to develop a diagnosis. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Dorvault, Christine

2007-12-18

332

GPU COMPUTING IN FINANCE: SOME CASE STUDIES  

E-print Network

GPU COMPUTING IN FINANCE: SOME CASE STUDIES Dept. of Quantitative Finance, Natl. Tsing'S AGENDA * CPU Computing v.s. GPU Computing * Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation * Case I: Joint Default Probability Estimation - importance sampling + GPU *Case II: Calibration to Implied

333

Case Study: Brain vs. Spinal Cord  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy of the cardiovascular and muscular systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Michael Hudecki (University of Buffalo Biological Sciences)

2000-08-31

334

Case Study: What Happened to 28 Days?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores female reproductive physiology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Tamar Goulet (University of Mississippi Biology)

2011-08-29

335

Case Study: Wearing on Her Nerves  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores the nervous and muscular system . Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Kathleen Brown (CUNY Queensborough Community College Nursing/Massage Therapy)

2011-05-23

336

Case Study: Brain vs. Spinal Cord  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and graduate students in anatomy. In particular this case study explores anatomy of the nervous system. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Patrick Field (Kean University Department of Biological Sciences)

2001-10-01

337

Case Study: Wake-up Call  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores the cardiovascular system . Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Lisa Marie Rubin (VA Western New York Health System Formulary Management)

2002-09-16

338

Case Study: What Killed Leah Miller  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores brain anatomy and physiology, hemostasis and blood clotting. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Sheri Boyce (Messiah College Biological Sciences)

2010-03-19

339

Pineal tumors: experience with 48 cases over 10 years  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors retrospectively reviewed 48 patients treated at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) between 1986 and 1995.\\u000a There were 35 children and 13 adults, accounting for 10.1% of 345 pediatric and 0.68% of 1914 adult brain tumors in SNUH during\\u000a the same period. The 48 cases consisted of 33 cases of germ cell tumor (69%, GCT); 6 of pineoblastoma (PB,

B.-K. Cho; Kyu-Chang Wang; D.-H. Nam; Dong Gyu Kim; H. W. Jung; Hyun Jib Kim; D. H. Han; Kil Soo Choi

1998-01-01

340

Anthrax outbreak in a Swedish beef cattle herd--1st case in 27 years: Case report.  

PubMed

After 27 years with no detected cases, an outbreak of anthrax occurred in a beef cattle herd in the south of Sweden. The outbreak was unusual as it occurred in winter, in animals not exposed to meat-and-bone meal, in a non-endemic country. The affected herd consisted of 90 animals, including calves and young stock. The animals were kept in a barn on deep straw bedding and fed only roughage. Seven animals died during 10 days, with no typical previous clinical signs except fever. The carcasses were reportedly normal in appearance, particularly as regards rigor mortis, bleeding and coagulation of the blood. Subsequently, three more animals died and anthrax was suspected at necropsy and confirmed by culture and PCR on blood samples. The isolated strain was susceptible to tetracycline, ciprofloxacin and ampicillin. Subtyping by MLVA showed the strain to cluster with isolates in the A lineage of Bacillus anthracis. Environmental samples from the holding were all negative except for two soil samples taken from a spot where infected carcasses had been kept until they were picked up for transport. The most likely source of the infection was concluded to be contaminated roughage, although this could not be substantiated by laboratory analysis. The suspected feed was mixed with soil and dust and originated from fields where flooding occurred the previous year, followed by a dry summer with a very low water level in the river allowing for the harvesting on soil usually not exposed. In the early 1900s, animal carcasses are said to have been dumped in this river during anthrax outbreaks and it is most likely that some anthrax spores could remain in the area. The case indicates that untypical cases in non-endemic areas may be missed to a larger extent than previously thought. Field tests allowing a preliminary risk assessment of animal carcasses would be helpful for increased sensitivity of detection and prevention of further exposure to the causative agent. PMID:20122147

Lewerin, Susanna Sternberg; Elvander, Marianne; Westermark, Therese; Hartzell, Lisbeth Nisu; Norström, Agneta Karlsson; Ehrs, Sara; Knutsson, Rickard; Englund, Stina; Andersson, Ann-Christin; Granberg, Malin; Bäckman, Stina; Wikström, Per; Sandstedt, Karin

2010-01-01

341

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Oklahoma Higher Education: A Case Study of Kate Galt Zaneis, the First Woman President of a Public Four-Year College or University in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Women's leadership within higher education continues to be the focus of research and essays. A look into the lives of past women leaders in higher education can provide a potential "road-map" for aspiring women to follow as they develop their leadership style to aid in their upward mobility. The study of the first woman to lead a public four-year

Smarr, Debbie L.

2011-01-01

342

Pancreatic schwannoma: Case report and an updated 30-year review of the literature yielding 47 cases  

PubMed Central

Pancreatic schwannomas are rare neoplasms. Authors briefly describe a 64-year-old female patient with cystic pancreatic schwannoma mimicking other cystic tumors and review the literature. Databases for PubMed were searched for English-language articles from 1980 to 2010 using a list of keywords, as well as references from review articles. Only 41 articles, including 47 cases, have been reported in the English literature. The mean age was 55.7 years (range 20-87 years), with 45% of patients being male. Mean tumor size was 6.2 cm (range 1-20 cm). Tumor location was the head (40%), head and body (6%), body (21%), body and tail (15%), tail (4%), and uncinate process (13%). Thirty-four percent of patients exhibited solid tumors and 60% of patients exhibited cystic tumors. Treatment included pancreaticoduodenectomy (32%), distal pancreatectomy (21%), enucleation (15%), unresectable (4%), refused operation (2%) and the detail of resection was not specified in 26% of patients. No patients died of disease with a mean follow-up of 15.7 mo (range 3-65 mo), although 5 (11%) patients had a malignancy. The tumor size was significantly related to malignant tumor (13.8 ± 6.2 cm for malignancy vs 5.5 ± 4.4 cm for benign, P = 0.001) and cystic formation (7.9 ± 5.9 cm for cystic tumor vs 3.9 ± 2.4 cm for solid tumor, P = 0.005). The preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic schwannoma remains difficult. Cystic pancreatic schwannomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic neoplasms and pseudocysts. In our case, intraoperative frozen section confirmed the diagnosis of a schwannoma. Simple enucleation may be adequate, if this is possible. PMID:22509087

Moriya, Toshiyuki; Kimura, Wataru; Hirai, Ichiro; Takeshita, Akiko; Tezuka, Koji; Watanabe, Toshihiro; Mizutani, Masaomi; Fuse, Akira

2012-01-01

343

STS Case Study Development Support  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Shuttle Case Study Collection (SCSC) has been developed using lessons learned documented by NASA engineers, analysts, and contractors. The SCSC provides educators with a new tool to teach real-world engineering processes with the goal of providing unique educational materials that enhance critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills. During this third phase of the project, responsibilities included: the revision of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) source code to ensure all pages follow World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, and the addition and edition of website content, including text, documents, and images. Basic HTML knowledge was required, as was basic knowledge of photo editing software, and training to learn how to use NASA's Content Management System for website design. The outcome of this project was its release to the public.

Rosa de Jesus, Dan A.; Johnson, Grace K.

2013-01-01

344

Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 2005, the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (PCSP) provides "innovative, quantitative and qualitative knowledge about psychotherapy process and outcome, for both researchers and practitioners." The publication is sponsored by the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and first-time visitors can get a feel for their work by looking over the table of contents of the current issue on the right-hand side of their homepage. Visitors should also feel free to browse through the archives, register to receive the latest edition of PCSP via email, and also learn about their submission policies. Additionally, visitors can also sign up for their RSS feed and create their own collection of PCSP articles.

345

Pathology Case Study: Retroperitoneal Masses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains two case studies presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology: one in which a man was experiencing increased pain in his left flank over the course of three weeks, and the second one in which a women experiencing persistent right lower quadrant pain shows a retroperitoneal lesion on CT scan. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patients. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in soft tissue pathology.

Dorvault, Christine; Fernandes, Shaila; Yousem, Sam

2007-10-29

346

Case Study: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Making a Case for Video Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. If a mere picture is worth a thousand words, how much more are "moving pictures" or videos worth? The author poses this not merely as a rhetorical question, but because she wishes to make a case for using videos in the traditional case study method. She recommends four main approaches of…

Pai, Aditi

2014-01-01

347

Pathology Case Study: Progressive Left Proptosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a woman presented with gradually increasing protrusion of her left eye over a one-year period. Visitors can view both gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of neuropathology.

2009-03-02

348

Pathology Case Study: Anemia and Thrombocytopenia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 3-year old presented to the hospital with a history of thrombocytopenia, nosebleeds, and easy bruising for two weeks . Visitors are given the peripheral blood and bone marrow description and diagnosis, family history, and hemoglobin electrophoresis, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Halpern, Melissa B.

2009-02-02

349

Pathology Case Study: History of Hodgkin's Disease  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 37-year-old man, previously diagnosed with stage III nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's Disease has recently had a brief episode of syncope. Visitors are given the gross descriptions and radiology, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Brown, Henry G.; Fox, Karl R.; Prostko, E. R.; Whiting, Donald M.; Zhang, Jin

2009-04-01

350

Pathology Case Study: Multiple Brain Masses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 38-year-old man has an eight-week history of headaches and has recently developed visual disturbances. Visitors are given the microscopic description, radiology results, and immunohistochemistry, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Medina-Flores, Rafael; Peng, Yan; Wiley, Clayton

2008-05-02

351

Pathology Case Study: Right Upper Quadrant Cyst  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 31-year-old pregnant woman was diagnosed with a liver cyst. Visitors are given both the gross and microscopic description and radiology results, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in endocrine pathology.

2009-07-08

352

Pathology Case Study: Left Breast Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an 80-year-old woman presents to the hospital with "a single, palpable, irregular mass in the left breast." Visitors are given the gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gynecologic pathology.

Ionescu, Diana; Jones, Mirka W.

2009-02-24

353

Pathology Case Study: Skin Rash and Proteinuria  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 8-year-old boy has a history of skin rash with concurrent hematuria and proteinuria. Visitors are given the microscopic and gross descriptions, immunoflourescent and electron microscopy findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in renal pathology.

Dickman, Paul S.; Horn, Kevin D.

2007-09-19

354

Pathology Case Study: Cutaneous Nodules and Ulcers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which presents "a 67 year old white male who underwent orthotopic cardiac transplantation in 1986 for cardiomyopathy." Visitors are given patient history, admission data, and pathological findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in dermatologic pathology.

Abernethy, John; Ariyanayagam-Baksh, Shashi

2008-04-29

355

Pathology Case Study: Repeat Heart Transplantation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 47-year-old woman has developed coronary disease following a heart transplant. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-24

356

Pathology Case Study: Confusion, Agitation and Unresponsiveness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a clinical chemistry case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 20-year-old male has confusion, agitation and unresponsiveness after ingesting a handful of âÂÂseeds.â Visitors are given laboratory data and are granted the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical chemistry.

Aronica, Patricia; Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-21

357

Pathology Case Study: Girl in Coma  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 15-year-old girl found unresponsive near her bed. Visitors are given patient history, admission data, along with laboratory findings, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical chemistry.

Najjar, Hazim

2008-10-29

358

Pathology Case Study: New Onset Weakness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 32-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa and depression has also developed severe weakness, fatigue, and myalgias for several weeks, and can no longer walk. Visitors are given the patient history and microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Lacomis, David

2007-11-29

359

Pathology Case Study: Fatigue and Malaise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 62-year-old man is suffering a four-week history of fatigue and malaise. Visitors are given the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Lyons, Valerie

2009-07-21

360

Pathology Case Study: Dura Based Masses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 26-year-old man with AIDS is bothered by intermittent headaches and increasing neck pain. Visitors are given the microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Barba, David; Hansen, Lawrence A.; Karpinski, Nancy; Yaghmai, Reza

2009-07-20

361

Pathology Case Study: Right Flank Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 74-year-old male smoker presents with a month-long history of right flank pain. Visitors are given both microscopic and gross descriptions, immunohistochemistry, including images, and the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in genitourinary pathology.

Dhir, Rajiv; Hari, Raj; Qu, Hong

2008-11-06

362

Pathology Case Study: Oligoarthritis and Localized Swellings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 75-year-old man has been admitted to the hospital with chest pain radiating to his left arm, elbow, and wrist. Visitors are given the clinical history and radiology findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Chung, Wen-Wei; Pasculle, A. W.

2008-11-25

363

Pathology Case Study: Systemic Lupus Erythematosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 45-year-old woman has a history of proteinuria, skin rash, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and WaldenstromâÂÂs Macroglobulinemia. Visitors are given the patient history and serum electrophoresis, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical immunology.

Kelly, Robert; Lyons, Valerie

2007-11-20

364

Pathology Case Study: Postoperative Abdominal Discomfort  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a clinical microbiology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 22 year old male is experiencing postoperative abdominal discomfort. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical microbiology and related medicine.

Kulich, Scott; Pasculle, A. W.

2008-10-27

365

Pathology Case Study: Parasites in the Blood  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 58-year-old presents to emergency care with "fever, malaise and bodyache noted after returning from a two-day trip to Brazil." Visitors are given the patient history and hospital course description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology. [ASC

Navina, Sarah; Pasculle, A. W.; Yin, Ming

2008-11-11

366

Pathology Case Study: History of Colonic Adenocarcinoma  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 69-year-old man with a history of colonic adenocarcinoma has metastasis to the liver, bladder and rectum. Visitors are given the gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gastrointestinal pathology.

Grant, Maurice R.; Huth, Joseph

2009-03-27

367

Pathology Case Study: Seizures and Progressive Dementia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a neuropathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 70-year-old female has seizures and progressive dementia. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Friese, Michael; Kern, Michael A.; Rudolf, Jobst; Schroãâder, Roland; Wengler-Becker, Ursula

2008-02-29

368

Pathology Case Study: New Onset Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 26-year-old nurse is experiencing headaches and seizures. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including neuroimaging results, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Hamilton, Ronald; Martinez, A. Julio (Augusto Julio)

2009-09-24

369

Pathology Case Study: Frontal Lobe Tumor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 19-year-old man has had a series of seizures of the course of a few months. Visitors are given the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Alvira, Mariano

2009-09-18

370

Pathology Case Study: Left Supraclavicular Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 62-year-old man presents with a left supraclavicular mass. Visitors are given both the gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in soft tissue pathology.

Crowley, Rebecca; Hawkins, Roger A.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-12-26

371

Pathology Case Study: Fever and Hemoptysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 29-year-old woman with chronic myelogenous leukemia has been coughing up blood. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical chemistry.

Geraldino, Nelson; Nine, Jeff S.

2007-11-30

372

Pathology Case Study: Jaundice and Weight Loss  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 35-year-old man from Thailand has presented to the hospital with "jaundice, fatigue and weight loss of 10 to 15 pounds over the past few months." Visitors are given the patient history and microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in surgical pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Molina, J. T.; Schoedel, Karen; Zheng, Su

2009-03-09

373

Pathology Case Study: Left Flank Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man complained of a mildly painful mass in his left flank that had been present for six years. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of soft tissue pathology.

Whisnant, Richard

2009-04-02

374

Pathology Case Study: Nausea, Vomiting and Hydrocephalus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 9-year-old girl has nausea, vomiting and hydrocephalus. Visitors are given both the radiologic and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Hamilton, Ronald

2007-09-28

375

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Myalgias After Exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a skeletal muscle pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 48 year old women has chronic myalgias. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in skeletal muscle pathology medicine.

Giuliani, Michael J.; Lacomis, David

2009-09-10

376

Pathology Case Study: Anterior Cervical Neck Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a head & neck pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 55-year-old male has an increasing neck mass with a choking feeling. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in head and neck pathology.

Schubert, Eric

2007-08-31

377

Pathology Case Study: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 64-year-old woman with a long history of IBS presents with a recent "exacerbation of diarrhea, increased abdominal cramping, and weight loss." Visitors are given both the gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gastrointestinal pathology.

Finkelstein, Sidney; Kulich, Scott

2009-08-07

378

Pathology Case Study: Palpable Breast Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 43-year-old woman has, over the last two months, noticed a palpable and enlarging breast mass. Visitors are given the gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in surgical pathology.

Flanagan, Melina; Rajendiran, Swaminathan

2008-05-16

379

Pathology Case Study: Permanent Intravascular Catheter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 33-year-old man diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia has developed a fever following chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Visitors are given the patient's gram stain, cultures, biochemical profile, and susceptibility, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Baxter, Carla; Pasculle, A. W.; Sholehvar, David

2007-09-14

380

Pathology Case Study: Hyperglycosuria and Normoglycemia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which man came in with a history of coronary artery disease, presenting with proteinuria of approximately 2-years duration and hyperglycosuria with normoglycemia. Visitors can view microscopic descriptions, including images, and blood tests in order to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of genitourinary pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Molina, J. T.

2009-02-13

381

Pathology Case Study: Bladder Outlet Obstruction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a genitourinary pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 84-year-old man has a bladder outlet obstruction. Visitors are given microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in genitourinary pathology.

Chung, Wen-Wei

2009-08-21

382

Pathology Case Study: Extremely Labored Breathing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 68-year-old white female with a "history of coronary artery disease, angina, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with marked respiratory distress." Visitors are given admission data along with laboratory workup in order to give them the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical immunology.

Johnson, Douglas R.; Kelly, Robert

2009-07-30

383

Pathology Case Study: Large Right Lung Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man presented with chest pain after 25 years of smoking. Tests revealed significant problems with the heart and lungs before the man suddenly went into cardiac arrest and died. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students learning autopsy pathology.

Melhem, Mona; Zheng, Su

2008-10-31

384

Pathology Case Study: Elevated Ammonia Levels  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 15-year-old boy presents to the hospital with a five-day history of nausea, vomiting, and low-grade fever. Visitors are given the examination and laboratory results, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical chemistry.

Chikwava, Kudakwashe

2008-10-29

385

Pathology Case Study: Left Thyroid Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 66 year old man who presented with a left thyroid mass. Visitors are given patient history, admission data, and gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are also given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in endocrine pathology.

Hari, Raj

2009-04-15

386

Cerebral venous thrombosis: a Moroccan retrospective study of 30 cases  

PubMed Central

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare origin of stroke, the clinical presentation and etiologies vary. The prognosis is shown to be better than arterial thrombosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and MR Venograpgy (MRV) are currently important tools for the diagnosis. We studied 30 cases of CVT diagnosed in the department of neurology at the University Hospital of Fez (Morocco). Patients diagnosed with CVT signs between January 2003 and October 2007 were included in the study. Cerebral CT-scan was performed in 27 cases (90%) while the MRI examination was done in 18 patients (67%); and most patients (90%) received anticoagulant therapy. The mean age of our patients was of 29 years (age range between 18 days and 65 years). A female predominance was observed (70%). The clinical presentation of patients was dominated by: headache in 24 cases (80%), motor and sensory disability in 15 cases (50%), seizures in 10 cases (33%), consciousness disorder in 10 cases (33%). CVT was associated to post-partum in 10 cases (33%), infectious origin in 8 cases (26%), Behçet disease in 2 cases (7%), pulmonary carcinoma in 1 case, thrombocytemia in 1 case and idiopathic in 7 cases (23%). The evolution was good in 20 cases (67%), minor squelaes were observed in 6 patients (20%), while major squelaes were observed in 2 cases. Two cases of death were registered. The CVT is a pathology of good prognosis once the diagnosis is promptly established and early heparin treatment initiated.

Souirti, Zouhayr; Messouak, Ouafae; Belahsen, Faouzi

2014-01-01

387

Duration of effectiveness of pertussis vaccine: evidence from a 10 year community study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 10 year study of whooping cough in a discrete general practice community was performed to assess longitudinally the efficacy of pertussis vaccine from one to seven years after immunisation. Of the 436 cases of whooping cough over 10 years, 326 occurred in children aged 1-7 years. The rate of immunisation was known for each cohort of children born during

Douglas Jenkinson

1988-01-01

388

Gas Cylinders and Safety A Case Study in Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case study, developed for an introductory chemistry course as part of a two-year dental hygiene curriculum, teaches students how to apply gas properties and gas storage identification systems to identify a mishandled or mislabeled gas cylinder.

Box, Melinda

2006-01-01

389

A Case of Plastic Bronchitis Presenting 9 Years After Fontan  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 15-year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome experienced plastic bronchitis 9 years after completion of a nonfenestrated\\u000a lateral tunnel Fontan. Despite cardiac catheterization with coil embolization of collateral vessels and initiation of a pulmonary\\u000a toilet regimen, including aerosolized tissue plasminogen activator, he continued to expectorate large acellular-mucinous casts.\\u000a Finally, after optimization of cardiac function with the addition of carvedilol,

H. J. Zaccagni; L. Kirchner; J. Brownlee; K. Bloom

2008-01-01

390

Case study as a research method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although case study methods remain a controversial approach to data collection, they are widely recognised in many social science studies especially when in-depth explanations of a social behaviour are sought after. This article, therefore, discusses several aspects of case studies as a research method. These include the design and categories of case studies and how their robustness can be achieved.

Zaidah Zainal

2007-01-01

391

Pathology Case Study: Anterior Mediastinal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. This specific case involves the evaluation of a fifty-seven year old female patient with an anterior mediastinal mass. From the patient's history we are aware of family history of Zollinger Ellison syndrome, and gastrinoma. It is also known that the patient has hyperparathyroidism and a 2 cm prolactin secreting pituitary adenoma. Clinical laboratory data, FNA cytology results, gross and microscopic descriptions, and images are all included to aid in the diagnosis. The official diagnosis is also included, which allows students to check their own conclusions. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Nine, Jeff S.; Perry, Linda

2007-11-23

392

Pathology Case Study: Lung and Liver Disease  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors in the health sciences field. The patient in this case is a 24 year-old man âÂÂadmitted for acute worsening of his respiratory status and liver failure.â The patientâÂÂs history includes end-stage restrictive lung disease and end-stage liver disease. The âÂÂGross Descriptionâ and âÂÂMicroscopic Descriptionâ sections provide key information and images that contributed to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. Clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and illness from the contributing doctors.

Johnson, Douglas R.

2009-08-20

393

Pathology Case Study: Recent Onset Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This neuropathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent learning tool for students and instructors in the health science fields. In this case, a 12-year-old boy presents with a history of headaches, âÂÂand a recent onset of right-sided seizures followed by the loss of consciousnessâÂÂ. Visitors are shown CT scan images of the patientâÂÂs brain, along with microscopic images. The official diagnosis found in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Biernat, Wojciech; Liberski, P. P.; Zakrzewski, Krzysztof

2009-05-12

394

Pathology Case Study: An Adrenal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This endocrine pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. A 71-year-old female experiencing âÂÂfainting spellsâ is the focus of this case. The patientâÂÂs history, gross description, and microscopic description of test results are provided to aid readers in understanding the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of endocrine pathology.

Finkelstein, Sidney; Peng, Yan

2009-01-16

395

Pathology Case Study: Fever, Purpura and Hypotension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. In this case, a 20 year old male college student is admitted to the emergency room with "general malaise, low-grade fever, and purplish discoloration on his face. Using the information provided, which includes patient and social history, images and descriptions from his physical exam, the hospital course and microscopic images, students are encouraged to test their knowledge of pathology and diagnose the patient's medical condition. You can check your diagnosis against the official conclusions in the "Final Diagnosis" section. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Anhalt, John P.; Aronica, Patricia; Pasculle, A. W.; Richert, Charles A.

2007-11-22

396

NWCC Transmission Case Study III  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 Transmission System Improvements for Wind Energy Development in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains: Opportunities and Obstacles. This case study set out to ascertain the validity of three assumptions from the perspectives of stakeholders involved in wind energy and transmission issues in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. The assumptions, and the stakeholders' reactions to each, are summarized below: Assumption 1--Transmission system improvements would provide significant benefits to the electricity network and its customers. Respondents acknowledge the potential for overall system benefits in the form of reduced line losses, improved grid stability and reliability, and enhanced ability to conduct spot market transactions. They also agree that these benefits relate to specific regional needs. However, there is disagreement over the extent of other benefits such as efficiency gains and cost savings from reduced line losses. Further, environmental and community interest groups point out that none of these benefits are realized without significant financial, environmental and social costs. Assumption 2--The benefits of transmission improvements would be helpful, but not confined, to wind power. All respondents agree that wind energy could benefit from transmission system improvements. But they also acknowledge, reluctantly, in the case of environmental stakeholders, that the benefits of an improved transmission system cannot be limited to environmentally preferable forms of generation. Some environmental and community advocate respondents also feel that transmission system improvement projects can be avoided altogether through energy conservation and efficiency measures, and by substituting wind energy for fossil generation. Assumption 3--Transmission alliances among stakeholders within and external to the wind community can provide benefits in the public interest. The fractured, multi-jurisdictional governance of the regional transmission system, and the distrust and diversity of perspectives among affected stakeholders, may make the formation of multi-stakeholder alliances necessary to accomplishing transmission goals. If the wind industry and utilities want to partner with environmental and community advocate groups in supporting a transmission project, they may have to convince these groups that the project would result in a net environmental benefit. The project proponents would have to make the case that the benefits of the additional wind energy will at least offset the emissions of any additional fossil generation made possible by the transmission project, as well as offset the environmental impact of the transmission project itself.

Terry Allison, Steve Wiese

2000-03-01

397

Benign osteoblastoma of the mandible in a 12-year-old female: A case report  

PubMed Central

Benign osteoblastoma refers to a benign tumor of the bone. Osteoblastoma most commonly affects the vertebrae and long tubular bones, however, in rare cases is observed in the facial bones. The current study presents the case of a 12-year-old female patient with a tumor in the mandibular body. Radiological imaging revealed a lesion with regular contours. The lesion was radically resected and histological analysis of the specimen demonstrated features that are typical of a benign osteoblastoma. The consequential defects of the jaw were reconstructed using titanium implants and autologous bone transplantation. The patient remains disease free subsequent to a five-month follow-up period. The aim of the present report is to present a rare case of benign osteoblastoma of the mandible. This study demonstrated that correct diagnosis and complete surgical excision are important to reduce the risk of recurrence of a benign osteoblastoma. PMID:25364451

MARDALEISHVILI, KONSTANTINE; KAKABADZE, ZURAB; MACHAVARIANI, AVTANDIL; GRDZELIDZE, TEIMURAZ; KAKABADZE, ANNA; SUKHITASHVILI, NATIA; KURASHVILI, TAMAR; SHONIA, NESTAN; MENABDE, GIORGI; ABIATARI, IVANE

2014-01-01

398

Pathology Case Study: Post Transfusion Hemolysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 56-year-old female with a 20 year history of systemic lupus erythematosis with a history of deep venous thrombosis and a recent myocardial infarct. Visitors are given patient history and admission data along with data results from the resulting transfusion reaction investigation. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and transfusion medicine.

Hari, Raj

2009-03-24

399

Pathology Case Study: Monoclonal Protein in Serum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 47-year-old man working in the paint industry with a complicated past medical history is hospitalized and treated over the course of a year. Visitors are given a summary of all of the patient's visits and test results, including images. A final diagnosis is given, with notes by the attending doctors, along with references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical immunology.

Kelly, Robert; Torbenson, Michael

2009-08-10

400

Pathology Case Study: Large Anterior Abdominal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which describes a 72 year old woman who presents with a three day history of constipation and a five year history of a large anterior abdominal mass in the right lower quadrant. Visitors are provided with patient history, admission data, hospital treatment course, and gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in surgical pathology.

Pushkar, Irina; Rao, Uma N.

2008-12-17

401

Pathology Case Study: Flu-Like Symptoms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which presents a "37-year-old white female who was in excellent health until three years prior, when she developed flu-like symptoms." Visitors are given an extensive patient history along with pathologic findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in cardiovascular pathology.

Klionsky, Bernard; Molina, J. T.; Nichols, Larry

2008-04-21

402

[Giant intracranial aneurysm in three years old boy: case report].  

PubMed

Cerebral aneurysms are rare in the pediatric age group and differ from adults' aneurysms in size, localization and incidence. We report a 3-year-old boy with giant middle cerebral artery aneurysms who presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient was submitted to surgical treatment and the postoperative period was uneventful. PMID:16917634

de Tella, Osvaldo Inácio; Crosera, João Francisco; Herculano, Marco Antonio; de Paiva Neto, Manoel Antonio

2006-06-01

403

A Case for Citizenship Education in the Early Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role that public schools should play in citizenship education is addressed. Two questions are: (1) Should public schools provide citizenship education in the early years for all age groups? and (2) Should schools teach citizenship as an integrated set of values, not as an isolated affect toward country? The task of citizenship education as…

Womack, Sid T.; King, O. Ray

404

Case Study: The Chemistry of Cocaine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. This month's case study focuses on the chemistry of cocaine to teach a number of core concepts in organic chemistry. It also requires that students read and analyze an original research paper on…

Dewprashad, Brahmadeo

2011-01-01

405

Real-Life Case Studies for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case studies described in this book reflect conditions present in today's public schools. Situations described in these case studies are intended to introduce education students to the variety of problems existing in today's schools. The 38 case studies highlight: student cheating; teacher's observation by administrator; inclusion; contract…

Hayes, William

406

Pathology Case Study: Acute Renal Failure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular case, a 71-year-old man was admitted with âÂÂacute renal failure with heavy proteinuria following a several month history of ill-defined renal diseaseâÂÂ. The patientâÂÂs detailed history, which includes creatinine and urine protein levels is found in the âÂÂPatient Historyâ section. The following tests were performed on the patient: renal core biopsies, bone marrow biopsy, renal ultrasonography, and an abdominal CT scan. Those test results are all included in the case study to aid in your understanding of the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. The âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section provides the official final diagnosis of the patient and a detailed description provided by the contributing doctors. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of renal pathology.

Johnson, Douglas R.

2009-01-09

407

A 20-Year Study of Mathematics Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Monitoring educational changes over many years is problematic when there are differences in curricula, the nature of the variables being measured, and the selection of participants. Rasch measurement techniques provide a procedure that enables each of these issues to be examined. Using archived and specially collected data, tests of numeracy…

Griffin, Patrick; Callingham, Rosemary

2006-01-01

408

Academic year 2014-2015 Study Programme  

E-print Network

Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations [nl] Alex Van den Bossche TW08 3 2 30 90 2 Valid as from the academic year 2014-2015 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (v2) Language for Electrical Engineering [nl] Dieter Fiems TW07 4 1 30 120 3 Avionics: Electronics Dries Vande Ginste TW05 4 2

409

Demystifying Instructional Innovation: The Case of Teaching with Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues emerging from instructional innovation are inevitable, yet basing any curriculum shift on a theoretical framework is paramount. This paper grounds the case-based pedagogy in three learning theories: behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. The three theories are described and situated in relation to the case study method. An…

Kantar, Lina D.

2013-01-01

410

[A case of chronic schistosomiasis four years after infestation].  

PubMed

Authors present a case of bilharziosis incidentally diagnosed in a patient undergoing TURB for suspected bladder cancer. The patient, who in 2005 had gone to Malaysia, had been suffering from recurrent hemorrhagic cystitis since 2007, which were treated with antibiotic therapy. In November 2009 he presented to our observation for persistent hematuria, underwent ultrasound examination, fibroscopy and TURB diagnostics for suspicious lesions. The histopathology diagnosis found granulomatous lesions with typical parasites eggs due to schistosomiasis eggs. As a consequence of that, the patient underwent medical therapy. The pathologist's role becomes nullifying not only for the diagnosis of parasitic infections but also for the exclusion or evidence of urothelial squamous neoplasia. The low incidence of this rare parasitic disease in European tourists and the presence of immigrants in our country require to spread the knowledge of these parasites and the most simple tests for early detection. PMID:21308673

Pedalino, M; Vercesi, E; Manini, C; Piras, D; Di Primio, O G; Vella, R; Marino, G

2010-01-01

411

Racism in the Classroom: Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents 20 cases that address racism in one form or another. Many of the cases are from actual experience. They are intended to bring out actual or possible solutions so that student teachers, novice teachers, and seasoned teachers can find ideas for solving racist problems in their classrooms. The first part focuses on the early years,…

Duhon, Gwendolyn M.

412

Case Study: Camptocormia, a Rare Conversion Disorder.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Camptocormia is a condition characterized by severe frontal flexion of the spinal cord and knees, with passive drooping of both arms. It occurs as a form of conversion disorder. Some cases are associated with behavioral problems. A case of camptocormia of 2-year duration in a south Indian adolescent girl with oppositional defiant disorder and…

Rajmohan, Velayudhan; Thomas, Biju; Sreekumar, Kumaran

2004-01-01

413

Case Studies for Effective Business Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed as a resource for educators who teach business content in a variety of instructional settings. It contains case studies representing all functional areas of business, including corporate training, for grades 7 through graduate education. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the case study method. The history of the case method,…

McAlister-Kizzier, Donna

414

Pathology Case Study: Arthralgia and Myalgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study a 35-year-old woman with a history of arthralgia, Raynaud's phenomenon and myalgia is treated for progressive weakness, shortness of breath and a dry cough. Detailed observations examinations are available along with X-ray images and gross and microscopic descriptions of the patientâÂÂs condition. Clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ link will take you to the patientâÂÂs official diagnosis and notes from the contributing doctors. Students in the health sciences will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

Chung, Wen-Wei; Lee, Robert E.

2009-08-26

415

Pathology Case Study: Leg Weakness and Numbness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study, a 48 year-old man is admitted to the hospital with âÂÂa three week history of back pain, progressive right leg weakness and bilateral lower leg numbness.â A detailed patient history and account of the attending doctorâÂÂs examination is provided in the âÂÂPatient Historyâ section. MRI and CT images of the patient, as well as gross and microscopic descriptions of the condition are included as well. Clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment.

Goldberg, Herbert; Lavi, Ehud; Mourelatos, Zissimos; Quan, Dianna; Sinson, Grant

2009-08-28

416

Case Study: A Spill at Parsenn Bowl  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with thermoregulation, inflammation and structures of the knee. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

PhD Elaine S Chapman (Illinois College Biology)

2005-12-02

417

Case-control study of late onset "probable Alzheimer's disease".  

PubMed

A case-control study was conducted on 64 cases of "probable Alzheimer's disease" with late onset of illness (after age 70 years) and 64 controls matched by age (+/- 3 years), race, and sex. Information was obtained on birth order, lifetime medical and surgical history, personal characteristics, exposure to toxins and animals, and a family history of various illnesses. None of the variables studied, including family history of dementia, reached statistical significance. An antecedent history of head trauma with loss of consciousness, though not statistically significant, was more frequently found in cases than in controls. PMID:3614650

Chandra, V; Philipose, V; Bell, P A; Lazaroff, A; Schoenberg, B S

1987-08-01

418

Case Studies of Eight Texas Schools Implementing International Baccalaureate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study focused on the efficacy of International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years Programs in Texas schools and the extent to which the unique aspects of these programs contribute to positive student outcomes. The qualitative data were gathered as a complement to statistical, quantitative data our research team…

Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Hostrup, Judy; Rollins, Kayla Braziel

2011-01-01

419

Constitutional Change: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a lesson for secondary students which teaches that the U.S. Constitution has changed in a variety of ways and that it has a direct effect upon the lives of citizens. Provides a worksheet and a lecture outline covering three methods of constitutional change and Supreme Court cases such as Dred Scott and Brown vs. Board of Education. (GEA)

Christofferson, Walter D.; Pergande, Donald J.

1987-01-01

420

Investigation on 2331 Cases of Pulled Elbow Over the Last 10 Years  

PubMed Central

Pulled elbow is a common upper extremity injury in children. We present a retrospective study of 2331 pulled elbow cases examined in our hospital over the last ten years. All pediatric patients with a diagnosis of pulled elbow from January 2002 to December 2011 were retrospectively reviewed according to sex, age, affected arm, recurrence rate, mechanism of injury and treatment outcomes. There is no significant sex difference. The frequency of injury peaked for both boys and girls at 6 months and 2 years of age. The left arm was more affected than the right. The recurrence rate was 14%. In about 50% of cases, the cause of injury was forcible traction to the forearm. Almost all of the splinted patients, caused by severe pain or lack of mobility of the affected limb following reduction, recovered within 2 weeks, but 2 were later diagnosed with a fracture. For infants less than 1 year old, injury can often occur when rolling over. For children 1 year old or older the left arm is more commonly affected, and the frequency of injuries to the left arm increases with age, possibly because the left hand is commonly held by the guardian’s dominant right hand and faster development of muscle strength in the child’s dominant right arm works toward preventing injury to that arm with age. PMID:24987508

Irie, Takashi; Sono, Takashi; Hayama, Yousuke; Matsumoto, Taiichi; Matsushita, Mutsumi

2014-01-01

421

Using Case Studies to Teach Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article inspires educators to understand how case study teaching has gained a strong foothold in science education. Advances in the field include variations on methodology, from whole class discussion to the jigsaw approach, an increase in educational resources on the topic, over a thousand studies that show improved learning when case studies are used, and a survey that illustrates students enjoy and benefit from case studies.

Clyde Freeman Herreid (University at Buffalo, State University of New York;)

2005-05-01

422

Leading and leadership: Reflections on a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: The aim of this case study was to explore if observing leaders in the context of their day-to-day work can provide an insight into how they lead in particular circumstances.\\u000aBackground: The study was carried out in small organisation which was set up five years ago.\\u000aMethods: A case study methodology was used. Data was collected by field notes

Pauline Joyce

2010-01-01

423

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL STUDIES Year One Enrolment Information  

E-print Network

in the Schools of:- English, Communication & Philosophy; Modern Languages; History, Archaeology & Religion & Social Studies Degree Programmes & their `Home' Schools SECTION SIX Definition of terms (eg `module') #12

Davies, Christopher

424

Light microscopic hair abnormalities in children: retrospective review of 119 cases in a 10-year period.  

PubMed

Abnormalities in the hair can be congenital or acquired conditions. Examples of genetic disorders with associated hair abnormalities include Menkes syndrome, Netherton syndrome, uncombable hair syndrome, trichothiodystrophy, and loose anagen hair syndrome. Acquired hair abnormalities can be associated with grooming or use of various hair products. There are many patterns of hair abnormalities that can be readily identified under a light microscope. We performed a retrospective review of 129 hair mount samples from 119 patients submitted to the pathology department for microscopic examination over a 10-year span (from January 2002 to December 2011). Of the 119 patients, 63 (53%) had morphologic changes in the hair samples. Thirty-seven patients (31%) showed morphologic changes compatible with specific diagnoses of various genetic conditions, including 25 cases of loose anagen hair syndrome, 6 cases of uncombable hair syndrome, 2 cases of Netherton syndrome, 3 cases of Menkes syndrome, and 1 case of trichothiodystrophy. The other changes were considered nonspecific or nondiagnostic, with trichorrhexis nodosa in 13 patients, presence of loose anagen hairs in 12 patients, and pili torti in 1 patient. We describe the light microscopic patterns of hair abnormalities, clinical findings, and molecular defects related to those genetic conditions. Our study indicates that hair examination can be a 1st-line investigation on various pediatric conditions. PMID:24251687

Shao, Lei; Newell, Brandon

2014-01-01

425

Academic year 2014-2015 Study Programme  

E-print Network

. Subject to approval by the faculty. The course 'Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations' is compulsory. MT1 SemesterCourse name MT2CRDT RefNo. Contact StudyLecturer (dept.) 1 Safety of Electrical SemesterCourse name MT2CRDT RefNo. Contact StudyLecturer (dept.) 1 Controlled Electrical Drives Jan

426

Academic year 2014-2015 Study Programme  

E-print Network

by the faculty. The course 'Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations' is compulsory. MT1 SemesterCourse name MT2CRDT RefNo. Contact StudyLecturer (dept.) 1 Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Alex Van den period 1. MT1 SemesterCourse name MT2CRDT RefNo. Contact StudyLecturer (dept.) 1 Controlled Electrical

427

The Junior Year at Douglass Program in Women's Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1983, Douglass College and the Women's Studies Program of the Faculty Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University were awarded a 3-year Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant to develop a junior year at Douglass Program in Women's Studies. It allowed students from other four-year colleges to spend their junior year at…

Burstyn, Joan N.; Hartman, Mary S.

428

[Chorioangioma--a case study].  

PubMed

Chorioangioma (chorionic angioma) is the most common non-malignant placental tumor Taking into account its morphological structure, it can have significant influence on fetal condition and pregnancy depending on its size. In the presented case a substantial placental tumor was diagnosed and complications typical for chorioangioma, such as fetal hemodynamic disorders, polyhydramnios, gestational diabetes and premature labor were observed. The applied treatment led to normalization of the fetal and maternal condition and to prolongation of the pregnancy PMID:24783437

Moszczy?ska, Katarzyna; Szu?czy?ski, Jaros?aw; Wasik, Damian; Tretyn, Andrzej; Breborowicz, Grzegorz H; Dubiel, Mariusz

2014-03-01

429

A 10-year study of homosexually transmitted infection  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 10-year survey is presented of male cases of homosexually acquired infection seen between 1962 and 1971 at Charing Cross Hospital (West London Branch). Tables showing the number of cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and other conditions in homosexual and heterosexual males and in females are considered. Tables of other relevant data are also presented. The reasons underlying the changes illustrated,

J L Fluker

1976-01-01

430

Due Process Hearing Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Chuck" is a 10-year-old student residing in an unnamed District ("the District"), identified as eligible for specially designed instruction because of a specific learning disability. His parents' due process complaint (filed in December 2008) requested compensatory education for the period September 2006 to June 2008. They believed that Chuck,…

Bateman, David F.

2009-01-01

431

Case Studies on Women and Public Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The public policy schools adopted the method of case teaching pioneered at the Harvard Business School. Public policy teaching cases serve two important pedagogical purposes for the feminist teacher. First, they offer real stories of the women's movement or gender issues in a women's studies field increasingly dominated by feminist theory. Second, cases examine policy issues from women's perspectives. Using

Sally J. Kenney

432

Resource Material. Handbook of Selected Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is designed to assist instructors in training human service workers who come into contact with older adults. The 250 case studies are actual cases collected by research staff in the field. Suggestions are offered for a variety of methods the instructors may use in presenting the cases. Recommendations are made for forming working…

Harvey, Dexter; Cap, Orest

433

Pathology Case Study: Destructive Palate Lesion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which examines " a 46-year-old HIV-positive man with a history of substance abuse who presented with a destructive palate lesion that eroded into nasal cavity and maxillary sinus." Visitors are given microscopic description, including images, as well as immunohistochemistry and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Dacic, Sanja

2008-11-10

434

Pathology Case Study: Diarrhea and Urinary Frequency  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 42-year-old African male who presented to the emergency department with "intermittent fevers, up to 104 degrees, occasional chills, night sweats and rigors, periods of diarrhea, dysuria, and generalized malaise." Visitors are given patient history, admission and laboratory data, along with radiology, microscopic, and microbiological findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical microbiology.

Pasculle, A. W.; Pushkar, Irina

2008-03-20

435

Pathology Case Study: Dementia with Motor Dysfunction  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which a "77-year-old Hispanic-American man with a history of alcoholism and hepatitis C infection suffered severe bouts of recurrent hepatic encephalopathy." Visitors are given patient history, admission data, along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Spencer, David C.

2008-12-04

436

Pathology Case Study: Severe Abdominal Pain  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 16 year old boy returns after a diagnosis of presumptive gastroenteritis. During his return visit he complained of unremitting severe sharp, crampy pain in the lower abdomen, with occasional radiation in the back. Visitors are given admission data, surgical notes, gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gastrointestinal pathology.

Davie, James

2009-07-27

437

Pathology Case Study: Dyspnea and Malaise  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 78-year-old man who was hospitalized 4 weeks before his death with a history of over 3 months of increasing dyspnea and malaise. Visitors are given clinical history, postmortem examination data, and histology, including images, and are also given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Baldwin, Lindsay; Ellison, David W.; Poller, David

2009-04-09

438

Pathology Case Study: Enlarging Right Parotid Mass  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 35-year-old man with no significant past medical history who developed a firm mass below the right ear over the past several months. Visitors are given patient history, radiology findings, and both gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are also given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology.

Lopes, M. B.; Malcolm, Elsa K.

2009-03-20

439

Pathology Case Study: Cystic Intracerebral Tumor  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 21-year-old man experienced an episode of seizures. The patientâÂÂs medical history and detailed description of her symptoms after admittance to the hospital are included in the âÂÂPatient Historyâ section. Results from a cranial MRI along with microscopic description and images from a frontal lobectomy are provided here to help aid in understanding the diagnosis. The âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section contains the attending doctorâÂÂs final diagnosis of the patient with commentary, and a detailed pathology. References are also included in this section. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of neuropathology.

Arora, R.; Gaikwad, Shailesh; Mehta, V. S.; Sarkar, Chitra; Sharma, Mehar C.

2008-04-09

440

Pathology Case Study: Neck and Back Pain  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 28-year-old female who, after a car accident, complained of a sharp pain of the anterior and posterior base of the neck on expiration and with exertion. Visitors are given patient history, radiology results, along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology.

Benjamin, Vallo; Hummel-Levine, Pascale; Zagzag, David

2009-03-16

441

Pathology Case Study: Progressive Shortness of Breath  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 67-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with worsening dyspnea and cough for 8 months and new onset chest pain. Visitors are given patient history, immunohistochemistry, and both gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are also given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Gregorio, Remigio; Sheikh, Hina; Yousem, Sam

2009-03-19

442

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Bloating and Discomfort  

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This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 64-year-old woman initially diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Visitors are given an extensive patient history, radiology findings, and both gross and microscopic descriptions, including images. They are also given an opportunity to diagnose the patient using the findings before clicking on the "Final Diagnosis" section, which provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in autopsy pathology.

Dunn, Jean; Ozolek, John A.

2009-03-25

443

[70 years of Nikola Tesla studies].  

PubMed

Nikola Tesla's studies of chemistry are described including his not very scholarly affair in Maribor. After almost a century and half of hypothesis at least usable scenario of Tesla's life and "work" in Maribor is provided. The chemistry achievements of Tesla's most influential professors Martin Sekuli? and Tesla's Graz professors are put into the limelight. The fact that Tesla in Graz studied on the technological chemistry Faculty of Polytechnic is focused. PMID:23878954

Juznic, Stanislav

2013-01-01

444

Fruit machine addiction in adolescence: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A majority of the research on adolescent fruit machine gambling has been survey type studies concentrating on incidence, demographics and quantitative analysis of motivations, subjective feelings and negative consequences of fruit machine addiction. The data from this study are reported as a case study of an 18 year old former adolescent fruit machine addict with additional information from the addict's

Mark Griffiths

1993-01-01

445

PUREX transition project case study  

SciTech Connect

In December 1992, the US Department of Energy (DOE) directed that the Plutonium-Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Plant be shut down and deactivated because it was no longer needed to support the nation`s production of weapons-grade plutonium. The PUREX/UO{sub 2} Deactivation Project will establish a safe and environmentally secure configuration for the facility and preserve that configuration for 10 years. The 10-year span is used to predict future maintenance requirements and represents the estimated time needed to define, authorize, and initiate the follow-on decontamination and decommissioning activities. Accomplishing the deactivation project involves many activities. Removing major hazards, such as excess chemicals, spent fuel, and residual plutonium are major goals of the project. The scope of the PUREX Transition Project is described within.

Jasen, W.G.

1996-04-15

446

Tick bite - a case study.  

PubMed

A woman, 84 years of age, presented to our southeastern Queensland general practice for removal of an engorged tick from her right external auditory meatus, thought to have been present for several days. She re-presented 3 days later with a right facial nerve palsy that affected her frontalis muscle only (Figure 1). The facial nerve palsy resolved spontaneously over the next 7 days (Figure 2). PMID:22396925

McGrath, Mark; Buchan-Hepburn, Garry

2012-03-01

447

Pathology Case Sstudy: A 59-Year-Old Female with a Right Atrial Mass  

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This is a cardiovascular pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 59-year-old black female has diffuse large cell lymphoma (i.e. right atrial mass). Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in cardiovascular pathology.

Schubert, Eric

2007-12-14

448

Congenital lobar emphysema: 30-year case series in two university hospitals*  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To review the cases of patients with congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) submitted to surgical treatment at two university hospitals over a 30-year period. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of children with CLE undergoing surgical treatment between 1979 and 2009 at the Botucatu School of Medicine Hospital das Clínicas or the Mogi das Cruzes University Hospital. We analyzed data regarding symptoms, physical examination, radiographic findings, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and postoperative follow-up. RESULTS: During the period studied, 20 children with CLE underwent surgery. The mean age at the time of surgery was 6.9 months (range, 9 days to 4 years). All of the cases presented with symptoms at birth or during the first months of life. In all cases, chest X-rays were useful in defining the diagnosis. In cases of moderate respiratory distress, chest CT facilitated the diagnosis. One patient with severe respiratory distress was misdiagnosed with hypertensive pneumothorax and underwent chest tube drainage. Only patients with moderate respiratory distress were submitted to bronchoscopy, which revealed no tracheobronchial abnormalities. The surgical approach was lateral muscle-sparing thoracotomy. The left upper and middle lobes were the most often affected, followed by the right upper lobe. Lobectomy was performed in 18 cases, whereas bilobectomy was performed in 2 (together with bronchogenic cyst resection in 1 of those). No postoperative complications were observed. Postoperative follow-up time was at least 24 months (mean, 60 months), and no late complications were observed. CONCLUSIONS: Although CLE is an uncommon, still neglected disease of uncertain etiology, the radiological diagnosis is easily made and surgical treatment is effective. PMID:24068262

Cataneo, Daniele Cristina; Rodrigues, Olavo Ribeiro; Hasimoto, Erica Nishida; Schmidt, Aurelino Fernandes; Cataneo, Antonio Jose Maria

2013-01-01

449

Pierce College Longitudinal Study: First Year Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During 1977-78 Pierce College undertook a study to (1) examine major reasons for attrition; (2) determine reasons for student attendance at Pierce; (3) determine the long-range effects of academic residence at Pierce for its students; and (4) experimentally determine the effects on retention of special treatment, through a "caring ombudsman." Each…

Sheldon, M. Stephen; Hunter, Russell

450

Academic year 2014-2015 Study Programme  

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by the faculty. The course 'Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations' is compulsory. MT1 SemesterCourse name MT2CRDT RefNo. Contact StudyLecturer (dept.) 1 Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations.) 1 Controlled Electrical Drives Jan Melkebeek TW08 6 1 60 180 2 Turbomachines Joris Degroote TW03 6 1

451

Academic year 2014-2015 Study Programme  

E-print Network

by the faculty. The course 'Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations' is compulsory. MT1 SemesterCourse name MT2CRDT RefNo. Contact StudyLecturer (dept.) 1 Safety of Electrical and Mechanical Installations -- Electrical Power Engineering (v2) Language of instruction English 1 General Courses Subscribe to 36 credit

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Methodical failure: the use of case study method by public relations researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case studies comprise up to a third of published articles in the public relations literature. There has, however, been little discussion in the literature of their methodological advantages or shortcomings as a research tool, or reflection on the quality of published case studies. This paper reviews the literature on case-study research, and surveys 5 years of case studies published in

Andrew Cutler

2004-01-01

453

A five-year review of cases appearing before the General Dental Council's Professional Conduct Committee.  

PubMed

The General Dental Council (GDC) has as its primary responsibility the protection of the general public by regulating all dental professionals in the United Kingdom. Complaints brought to the attention of the GDC regarding the conduct of members of the dental profession are dealt with in a regulated manner. This study briefly reviews the relevant procedures and analyses 209 cases brought before the Professional Conduct Committee of the GDC over a five-year period. The results show an annual increase from 23 cases in 2003 to 65 cases in 2007 (0.18% of registered dentists) and provide information on the geographic distribution of registrants as well as their country of origin and year of qualification. The charges, outcomes and determinations give an indication of the clinical and non-clinical misdemeanours committed by members of the profession. The outcomes and final determinations handed down (56 erasures and 37 suspensions) reflect the serious view the GDC holds regarding the professional conduct of all dental professionals. PMID:19247343

Singh, P; Mizrahi, E; Korb, S

2009-02-28

454

After 50 Years, Ethnic Studies Still Controversial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the early 1900s, sociologist and civil-rights activist W.E.B. DuBois advocated the teaching of African-American studies in American schools. The goal was to teach a history and heritage that was being ignored, not just so blacks would better understand their own past, but so white society would be more respectful. But by 1968, when students…

Wetschler, Ed

2011-01-01

455

A longitudinal study of grapheme-color synesthesia in childhood: 6/7 years to 10/11 years.  

PubMed

Grapheme-color synesthesia is a condition characterized by enduring and consistent associations between letter/digits and colors. This study is the continuation of longitudinal research begun by Simner et al. (2009) which aimed to explore the development of this condition in real time within a childhood population. In that earlier study we randomly sampled over 600 children and tested them aged 6/7 and 7/8 years. We identified the child synesthetes within that cohort and measured their development over 1 year, in comparison to a group of non-synesthetic children with both average and superior memories. We were able to show the beginnings of a developmental progression in which synesthetic associations (e.g., A = red) mature over time from relatively chaotic pairings into a system of fixed consistent associations. In the current study we return to this same population three years later when participants are now 10/11 years. We used the same paired-association memory task to determine the synesthetic status of our participants and to also establish synesthetes' inventories of grapheme-color associations. We compared their inventories to those from age 6/7 and 7/8 years to examine how synesthesia matures over time. Together with earlier findings, our study shows that grapheme-color synesthesia emerges with a protracted trajectory, with 34% of letters/digits fixed at age 6/7 years, 48% fixed at 7/8 years and 71% fixed at 10/11 years. We also show several cases where synesthesia is not developing in the same time-frame as peers, either because it has died out at an older age, or because it was slower to develop than other cases. Our study paints the first picture of the emergence of synesthesia in real-time over four years within a randomly sampled population of child synesthetes. PMID:24312035

Simner, Julia; Bain, Angela E

2013-01-01

456

A longitudinal study of grapheme-color synesthesia in childhood: 6/7 years to 10/11 years  

PubMed Central

Grapheme-color synesthesia is a condition characterized by enduring and consistent associations between letter/digits and colors. This study is the continuation of longitudinal research begun by Simner et al. (2009) which aimed to explore the development of this condition in real time within a childhood population. In that earlier study we randomly sampled over 600 children and tested them aged 6/7 and 7/8 years. We identified the child synesthetes within that cohort and measured their development over 1 year, in comparison to a group of non-synesthetic children with both average and superior memories. We were able to show the beginnings of a developmental progression in which synesthetic associations (e.g., A = red) mature over time from relatively chaotic pairings into a system of fixed consistent associations. In the current study we return to this same population three years later when participants are now 10/11 years. We used the same paired-association memory task to determine the synesthetic status of our participants and to also establish synesthetes' inventories of grapheme-color associations. We compared their inventories to those from age 6/7 and 7/8 years to examine how synesthesia matures over time. Together with earlier findings, our study shows that grapheme-color synesthesia emerges with a protracted trajectory, with 34% of letters/digits fixed at age 6/7 years, 48% fixed at 7/8 years and 71% fixed at 10/11 years. We also show several cases where synesthesia is not developing in the same time-frame as peers, either because it has died out at an older age, or because it was slower to develop than other cases. Our study paints the first picture of the emergence of synesthesia in real-time over four years within a randomly sampled population of child synesthetes. PMID:24312035

Simner, Julia; Bain, Angela E.

2013-01-01

457

Fall--First Year Liberal Studies Program (LSP)  

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SPANISH Fall--First Year · SPAN 101 · Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework Fall--Second Year · SPAN 201 · Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework · Class towards minor or area of interest Fall--Third Year · SPAN 330 · Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework · Class towards minor or area of interest

Gering, Jon C.

458

Vanishing lung syndrome in one family: Five cases with a 20-year follow-up.  

PubMed

Vanishing lung syndrome, also known as idiopathic giant bullous emphysema, is a rare disease characterized by giant emphysematous bullae. The disease is diagnosed by radiological findings of giant bullae in one, or both, of the upper lobes of the lung, occupying at least one?third of the hemithorax. There have been several reports of vanishing lung syndrome, however it remains to be determined whether genetic inheritance is associated with the disease. In the present study, five patients within one family, with vanishing lung syndrome, were reported during a follow?up period of ~20 years. All of the patients were diagnosed by radiological findings, which showed diffuse bullae in the lungs, which were of varying size and asymmetrical distribution, and the occurrence of pneumothorax or emphysema. The Medical Ethics Committee of the People's Hospital of Zhangye Municipality (Zhangye, China) approved this study, and all subjects gave their informed consent During the follow?up period of 20 years, bullae in these patients were shown to progressively increase, and no other pulmonary diseases, including lung cancer, tuberculosis, pneumoconiosis and chronic bronchitis were observed. Autosomal dominant inheritance was observed in five cases, and autosomal recessive inheritance was observed in one case. The present study suggests that vanishing lung syndrome may be associated with autosomal dominant and recessive genetic inheritance. PMID:25322795

Gao, Xichun; Wang, Haiying; Gou, Kaihong; Huang, Baosheng; Xia, Dongzhou; Wu, Xiuli; Wei, Ming; Zheng, Shengxi; Ma, Shan; He, Juanxiang

2015-01-01

459

Electronic collection growth: an academic library case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide recent case study evidence for the remarkable growth of electronic resources in academic library collections and to analyze growth patterns and impacts. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A case study reviewed electronic resources growth at the University of Saskatchewan Library over a 12-year time series, from 1996-1997 to 2007-2008. The researcher collected data from the library's

Diana Kichuk

2010-01-01

460

Vasovagal Syncope Case Study/Laboratory Supplement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study emphasizing neural control of the cardiovascular system. This study was designed to be completed during an undergraduate anatomy and physiology laboratory period on the study of blood pressure and hemodynamics. This case study involves guided student exploration in understanding of the autonomic nervous system, heart rate, total peripheral resistance, cardiac output, blood pressure, and autoregulatory range. This study also includes an optional section on cardiovascular responses in pregnancy.

PhD Jan Foster (North Greenville University Biology)

2012-05-01

461

The presence of cariogenic and periodontal pathogens in the oral cavity of one-year-old infants delivered pre-term with very low birthweights: a case control study  

PubMed Central

Background Recently, the dental literature has focused mainly on the microbial colonization of healthy full-term infants and their mothers or caretakers. However, oral microbial acquisition by premature infants has not been adequately investigated, and the correlation between pre-term birth and the presence of cariogenic and periodontal pathogens has not been determined. The aim of this study was to identify the presence and quantities of representative cariogenic and periodontal pathogens in the oral cavities of 12-month-old infants and compare the occurrence of these microbes between a cohort of pre-term infants with very low birthweights and a control cohort comprising full-term infants. Methods The research cohort was composed of 69 one-year-old infants, of whom 24 were born prematurely with very low birthweights and 45 of whom were carried to full term. Information regarding the infants’ gestational age, mode of delivery, general health status, birthweight and antibiotic use were obtained from hospital records and through oral interviews. At 12 months of age, both groups of infants were examined, and unstimulated saliva samples from the dorsum of the tongue and dental plaque samples were collected. The microorganisms (Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus spp., Actinomyces spp., Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, Treponema denticola, Peptostreptococcus micros, Prevotella intermedia, Fusobacterium nucleatum) were identified and their quantities were evaluated using a PCR-based method. The chi-squared and Fisher’s factorial tests were used for the statistical evaluations. Results The infants had a high prevalence of cariogenic microbes and of Fusosbacterium nucleatum and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. Cariogenic microbes were detected in 91.7% of the very low birthweight infants and in all full-term infants. Periodontal pathogens were present in 83% of the pre-term infants and in 96% of the full-term infants. A significant difference was found between the cohorts in terms of the presence of S. mutans. Most of the very low birthweight infants had negative values of this microbe, while the full-term infants had positive values. Conclusions This study confirms the early transmission of representative cariogenic and periodontal pathogens to the oral cavity of one-year-old infants and a higher prevalence of S. mutans in full-term infants than in premature infants. PMID:25178742

2014-01-01

462

Toxicology Testing in Fatally Injured Workers: A Review of Five Years of Iowa FACE Cases  

PubMed Central

Toxicology testing of fatally injured workers is not routinely conducted. We completed a case-series study of 2005–2009 occupational fatalities captured by Iowa’s Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program. The goals of our research were to: (1) measure the proportion of FACE cases that undergo toxicology testing, and describe the factors associated with being tested, and (2) measure the rate of positive toxicology tests, the substances identified and the demographics and occupations of victims who tested positive. Case documents and toxicology laboratory reports were reviewed. There were 427 occupational deaths from 2005 to 2009. Only 69% underwent toxicology testing. Younger workers had greater odds of being tested. Among occupational groups, workers in farming, fishing and forestry had half the odds of being tested compared to other occupational groups. Of the 280 cases with toxicology tests completed, 22% (n = 61) were found to have positive toxicology testing. Commonly identified drug classes included cannabinoids and alcohols. Based on the small number of positive tests, older victims (65+ years) tested positive more frequently than younger workers. Management, business, science, arts, service and sales/office workers had proportionately more positive toxicology tests (almost 30%) compared with other workers (18–22%). These results identify an area in need of further research efforts and a potential target for injury prevention strategies. PMID:24240727

Ramirez, Marizen; Bedford, Ronald; Sullivan, Ryan; Anthony, T. Renee; Kraemer, John; Faine, Brett; Peek-Asa, Corinne

2013-01-01

463

Alaska placer mining metals study, year two  

SciTech Connect

EPA sampled four placer mines in Alaska during the summer of 1998. This was the second phase of a study of the distribution of metals in surface water at placer mines in surface water upstream of the mine site, downstream of the mine discharge, and in the effluent. The second phase examines temporal variations from eight rounds of measurements collected during 1998 from four placer mines located in three mining districts. During the second phase in 1998, EPA obtained field measurements of temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and settleable solids. In addition, EPA analyzed samples for total suspended solids, total recoverable metals, dissolved metals, and hardness. The metals analyses included aluminium, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, calcium, chromium, copper, lead, magnesium, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, and zinc. The 1998 data show typically large variations in total recoverable and dissolved metals concentrations through the course of the mining season. Consistent with 1997 results, turbidity was an effective indicator for some, but not all, total recoverable metals found in surface waters. In addition to turbidity, total suspended solids measurements showed similar variations with total recoverable metal content.

Goulet, J.; Frank, D.; Ryding, K.; Edmond, L.

1999-04-01

464

GMF Model Migration Case Study Transformation Specification  

E-print Network

GMF Model Migration Case Study Transformation Specification K. Lano, S. Kolahdouz-Rahimi Dept-RSDS notation and tools to the GMF model migration case study and explain how to use the UML-RSDS tools. 1 Model migrations, and to abstraction and refinement transformations. The patterns assist in the derivation

Lano, Kevin Charles

465

Case Studies in Middle Management Supervision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter presents a series of supervision-related case studies of situations that midlevel managers might face. Individuals enrolled in a midlevel management professional development course recommended the topics selected for this chapter. Drawing upon her experience teaching the course, the author selected four case studies that individuals…

White, Lori S.

2011-01-01

466

Case-Control Study of Writer's Cramp  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Task-specific focal dystonias are thought to be due to a combination of individual vulnerability and environmental factors. There are no case-control studies of risk factors for writer's cramp. We undertook a case-control study of 104 consecutive patients and matched controls to identify risk factors for the condition. We collected detailed data…

Roze, E.; Soumare, A.; Pironneau, I.; Sangla, S.; de Cock, V. Cochen; Teixeira, A.; Astorquiza, A.; Bonnet, C.; Bleton, J. P.; Vidailhet, M.; Elbaz, A.

2009-01-01

467

Case Study: While you were sleeping...  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A case study designed for undergraduate biology majors enrolled in a two semester A&P course on an aspect of respiratory physiology. The case study on Obstructive Sleep Apnea is intended to stimulate critical thinking on the part of the students and to assist students in understanding the role of the chemoreceptors and their influence on the respiratory center in the medulla oblongata.

Ms. Jeannette K Hafey (Springfield College Biology/Chemistry)

2010-05-24

468

Optimizing Natural Gas Use: A Case Study  

E-print Network

OPTIMIZING NATURAL GAS USE: A CASE STUDY VEN V. VENKATESAN, PATRICK SCHWEIKERT, General Manager, Senior Manager (Maintenance), VGA Engineering Consultants, Inc. Baker Petrolite 8030 Sandberry Blvd. 9100 W, 21st Street...OPTIMIZING NATURAL GAS USE: A CASE STUDY VEN V. VENKATESAN, PATRICK SCHWEIKERT, General Manager, Senior Manager (Maintenance), VGA Engineering Consultants, Inc. Baker Petrolite 8030 Sandberry Blvd. 9100 W, 21st Street...

Venkatesan, V. V.; Schweikert, P.

2007-01-01

469

Successful Principal Leadership: Australian Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to provide an Australian perspective on successful school leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The paper focuses on case studies in two Australian states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Findings: The findings show a remarkable degree of…

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill

2005-01-01

470

Encouraging Active Learning with Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses case studies as an active learning strategy for helping students develop the critical thinking processes that are key to composing, interpreting, and responding to literature and are important in other fields as well. To illustrate how case studies work in the classroom, why they are exciting and beneficial, and how they are…

Johannessen, Larry R.

471

Putting the Pieces Together: Case Studies  

E-print Network

Putting the Pieces Together: Case Studies #12;Case Studies · College student drop-out · Spartina;College Student Drop-out · Data from 1993-94 U.S. News and World Report surveys ­ Highly sub-optimal data grass growth · Climatological structure · Stress, depression, and religion · Test-taking anxiety #12

Spirtes, Peter

472

Case study research methods for theory building  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a new definition for case study research. Achieving deep understanding of processes and other concept variables (e.g. actors’ perceptions of their own thinking processes, intentions and contextual influences) is identified as the principal objective of case study research. Using multiple methods to “triangulate” (i.e. confirm and deepen understanding by using multiple sources all focusing on the same

Arch G. Woodside; Elizabeth J. Wilson

2003-01-01

473

Crowdsourcing for e-governance: case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this case study, we share our experience with creating and running a large scale initiative in the state of Gujarat in India wherein Crowdsourcing [1] was used to develop e-Governance applications. The case study provides details on the methodology used, lessons learnt, key success factors, challenges faced, and recommendations for future usage of crowdsourcing for building e-Governance applications. In

Neeta Shah; Ashutosh Dhanesha; Dravida Seetharam

2009-01-01

474

Collaboration in Distance Education. International Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains nine case studies of collaboration in distance education. The case studies focus on such aspects of collaboration in distance education as the following: roles of individual institutional partners; importance of personal relationships; benefits of collaboration to individual partners; conflicts between collaboration and…

Moran, Louise, Ed.; Mugridge, Ian, Ed.

475

A Case Study of "Empathetic Teaching Artistry"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study is one of twenty cases derived from Anderson and Risner's international study of teaching artists in dance, and theatre, which investigated participants' (n=172) artistic and academic preparation in dance, and theatre, initial entry into the teaching artist field, rewards, challenges, and obstacles in participants'…

Risner, Doug

2014-01-01

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Track and Trace Case Studies Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Report Abstract: As part of the track and trace theme of the Aero-ID programme, a series of case studies are being undertaken to establish the role of identification technologies can play in improving tracking and tracing. This report presents some initial results from two case studies focused on track and trace operations, which took place at a distribution centre for

Thomas Kelepouris; Tom Baynham; Duncan McFarlane

2006-01-01

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Achievement of three year remission in a case of aggressive glioblastoma using a multidisciplinary treatment strategy: A case report  

PubMed Central

Glioblastoma (GB) is the most common type of malignant tumor of the central nervous system and, despite extensive research, its prognosis is poor. Although recent advances have been made in the treatment of GB with aggressive resection combined with radiochemotherapy, more than three-quarters of GB patients succumb to the disease within two years. The current study presents a highly aggressive case of small cell GB as diagnosed by histological features and immunohistochemistry for vimentin, glial fibrillary acidic protein, oligodendrocyte lineage transcription factor 2, isocitrate dehydrogenase 1-R132H and p53. The patient was treated using a multidisciplinary treatment strategy, which included temozolomide, CyberKnife radiotherapy and autologous formalin-fixed tumor vaccination. In addition, the patient developed radiation necrosis, which was treated with bevacizumab. In conclusion, three years following the initial diagnosis, the patient continues to experience a successful clinical course, and the observations of the current study demonstrate that a multidisciplinary treatment strategy may be effective for the treatment of aggressive GB. PMID:24765187

ISHIDA, ATSUSHI; WATANABE, MIKA; MATSUO, SEIGO; NIIMURA, KAKU; YOSHIMOTO, HARUKO; ASAKUNO, KEIZOH; SHIRAMIZU, HIDEKI; NEMOTO, AKIO; YUZAWA, MIKI; HORI, TOMOKATSU

2014-01-01

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Are nested case-control studies biased?  

PubMed Central

It has been recently asserted that the nested case-control study design, in which case-control sets are sampled from cohort risk sets, can introduce bias (“study design bias”) when there are lagged exposures. The bases for this claim include a theoretic and an “empirical evaluation” argument. Both of these arguments are examined and found to be incorrect. Appropriate methods to explore the performance of nested case-control study designs, analysis methods, and compute power and sample size from an existing cohort are described. This empirical evaluation approach relies on simulating case-control outcomes from risk sets in the cohort from which the case-control study is to be performed. Because it is based on the underlying cohort structure, the empirical evaluation can provide an assessment that is tailored to the specific characteristics of the study under consideration. The methods are illustrated using samples from the Colorado Plateau uranium miners cohort. PMID:19289963

Langholz, Bryan; Richardson, David

2014-01-01

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Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned  

E-print Network

Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned Prepared For City of Rosemount UMore Development LLC PA 8081 Capstone: Sustainability Planning Humphrey School of Public Affairs University studies that analyze how local and national developments have either successfully implemented sustainable

Netoff, Theoden

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VIRTUAL DELPHI: TWO CASE STUDIES  

E-print Network

From the 6th century BCE onwards, the Greek sanctuary at Delphi gained an unparalleled level of importance in Greek religious and political life. Excavations at Delphi were undertaken by the French School in 1892, and today the monuments at the site survive in varying states of preservation. In spring 2007 faculty and undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University and Arkansas State University embarked on a collaborative project called Ashes2Art which focused on a three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of several features of the sanctuary including the tholos of Athena Pronaia and the loutron, or plunge bath, located to the southeast of the central sanctuary. The digital reconstructions of both buildings raise a number of significant questions about earlier reconstruction efforts and in the case of the loutron, suggests a new theory about the drainage system for the bath. À partir du 6ème siècle BCE le sanctuaire grec à Delphes a gagné un niveau incomparable d'importance dans la vie religieuse et politique grecque. Les excavations à Delphes ont été commencées par l'École française en 1892 et aujourd'hui les monuments survivent dans l’états de préservation différents. En 2007 la faculté et les étudiants à Coastal Carolina University et à Arkansas State University ont entrepris un projet en collaboration appelé Ashes2Art qui s'est concentré sur une reconstruction en trois dimensions de plusieurs bâtiments dans le sanctuaire en incluant le Tholos d'Athéna Pronaia dans le Marmaria et le loutron, trouvé au sud-est du sanctuaire central. Les reconstructions des deux bâtiments proposent un certain nombre de questions importantes à propos de plus premières reconstructions et en cas du loutron, suggère une nouvelle théorie du système d’eau pour le bain. 1.

Arne R. Flaten A; Alyson A. Gill B

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