Blood flow--Measurement; Magnetic resonance imaging
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a progressive atherosclerotic disorder which
is defined as any pathologic process obstructing the blood flow of the arteries supplying
the lower extremities. Moderate stenoses mayor may not be...
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fibrotic lung disease with poor prognosis.
To address this disease broadly, the candidate engaged in clinical work, literature
analysis, database analysis, and laboratory work. The clinical work culminated...
Hyaluronan (HA) is a major structural component of the ocular vitreous humor
(VH) and lipids are essential building blocks of cell membranes. However, little is known
about their possible interactions. The VH is known to undergo liquefaction...
Chronic periodontitis is strongly associated with composition of the oral biofilm
occupying the gingival crevicular aspect of the tooth and its associated root. Some gram-negative,
"red complex" bacteria instigate periodontal bone loss in...
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are used in almost
all industrial processes including use in the nation's critical infrastructure. The electric,
water, and gas industries are merely a few that rely heavily on the use of...
Hypertension--Genetic aspects; Coronary heart disease--Genetic aspects; African Americans--Health and hygiene
Cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, are the leading causes of death in
the United States. African-Americans carry the highest burden of disease with 32% of
adults with hypertension. Blood pressure (BP) dipping, defined as a drop of>...
Aims. The primary aims of this randomized, controlled, blinded clinical trial were to
compare the hard and soft tissue response following either a connective tissue (CT) or
acellular dermal matrix (ADM) graft placed...
Urbanization disrupts natural soil profiles and as watersheds are
urbanized, their surfaces become impervious and this will result in
reduction of infiltration. For this reason, many cities are facing problems
with treating runoff water. Best...
Child maltreatment touches almost 700,000 children annually. The effects
of child maltreatment range from micro-level consequences, such as behavior
problems and mental health issues, to mezzo-level consequences, such as
Home and school; Parenting; Children of immigrants--Education; Academic achievement--Social aspects
With the increase of immigration to the United States, immigrant children have a unique
position in the education system. Immigrant parents influence their children through
different academic engagement practices. It is important to understand how...
Current high-throughput gene expression experiments have a straightforward design of examining
the gene expression of one group or condition relative to that of another. The data is typically
analyzed as if they represent strictly intracellular...
Three main theorems due to Fenichel are fundamental tools in the exploration
of geometric singular perturbation theory. This expository paper attempts
to provide an introduction to the concepts stated in Fenichel's theorems and provide
Introduction: African Americans are disproportionally diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes,
and have been observed to have poor self-management, which increases risk of
complications. Social influences are commonly associated with...
Information technology--Study and teaching (Secondary); College preparation programs; Academic achievement
Career and Technical Education (CTE) has a long and rich history of achievement
among diverse populations. Two recent events have added to the complexity of CTE.
First, the accountability movement forces traditional programs to show growth...
Sleep disorders in children; Children--Sleep; Blind children
Research has confirmed that individuals with blindness have an increased risk of
developing sleep problems; this is especially problematic for families with young
children who are blind. Not only does the lack of sleep impact the growth...
Teachers of children with disabilities--Attitudes; Teacher-student relationships; Developmentally disabled children--Education; Affective education
The First Step to Success early intervention program (Walker, 1998) is a
secondary prevention intervention that targets primary grade children with moderate or
emerging behavior disorders. While the effectiveness of the First Step to Success...
Mentoring in nursing; Nurse administrators--Training of; Rural nursing; Rural hospitals
The aim of this study was to examine rural nurse managers' experiences with
mentoring once assuming their new management role. This research study used
qualitative methods to examine mentoring experiences in relatively new and
Breast--Cancer--Diagnosis; Medical screening; Breast--Radiography; Mobile hospitals
This study used the de-identified breast cancer screen data which recorded the
information of 58231 screens and 22534 participants with different background. The
analysis of disparities on age, ethnic, health insurance and screen location has been...
Youth--Employment; Teenagers--Health and hygiene; Industrial safety; Safety education, Industrial
Teenaged workers are twice as likely to be injured on the job as adult workers, and face a
number of differences developmentally and psychosocially that present challenges for
their safety at work. Little research has focused on the tasks that...
This thesis is an exploration of Black cultural space and its influence on the
retention, adaptation, and transmission of African folktales during and after the
antebellum era. During slavery, the survival of kinship and family helped to create