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    • 4th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects 

      Eichhorn, David M.; Kovar, Susan (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    • Awareness and implementation of sepsis guidelines in Kansas hospitals 

      Steadham, Matthew; Nyberg, Sue M.; Berg, Gina M.; Griffin, Audrey (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      In 2002 the Surviving Sepsis Campaign was established by an international consortium of healthcare providers as a collaborative effort to reduce mortality from the life-threatening conditions of severe sepsis and septic ...
    • The effect of rereading text at a student’s instructional level upon reading fluency 

      Wilson, Helen M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of repeated readings of text at a student’s instructional level upon reading fluency. The participants for this study included seven third grade students who were ...
    • Statistic approach to static conductor thermal rating 

      Shao, Miaolei; Jewell, Ward T. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      This paper proposes applying the statistic analysis method for determination of static conductor thermal rating. The spectrum of the maximum current of conductor over a year is first calculated using Typical ...
    • Design and studies of a self-assembled cofacial zinc phthalocyanine dimer complexed with fullerene(s) 

      Maligaspe, Eranda; D'Souza, Francis (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Biomimetic bacterial photosynthetic reaction center complexes have been constructed using welldefined self-assembled supramolecular approaches. The “special pair” donor, a cofacial phthalocyanine dimer, was formed via ...
    • Heart rate changes comparing free weight vs elastic resisted tubing 

      Robertson, Mark; Odgers, Jarvis; Young, Jon; Wilson, Camilla; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      During lifting, heart rate and blood pressure have been shown to rise because of an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. This increase in pressure is known as a Valsalva maneuver. However, little research has been conducted ...
    • Utilization of mid-level providers in trauma centers: a national survey 

      Helten, Amy M.; Johnston, Angela D.; Nyberg, Sue M.; Berg, Gina M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2006-04-25)
      The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently implemented standards which limits hours worked by resident physicians to no more than 80 hours per week. As a result of these limitations, teaching ...
    • Wichita youth empowerment partnership: a community assessment of District 1 

      Elias Rodas, Dina M.; Wituk, Scott A.; Meissen, Gregory J.; Thomas, Maaskelah; Gregory, Tara D.; Goines, Paulette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      District 1 of Wichita, Kansas is primarily formed by African American population and faces multiple economic and social challenges that require greater collaboration and improved capacity of local faith-based (FBO) and ...
    • Transport of tryptophan into SH-SY5Y neuronal cells 

      Kollalpitiya, Konara Yamuna; Wimalasena, Kandatege (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      The human neuroblastoma cell line SH-SY5Y is a commonly used catecholaminergic model in studies related to neurotoxicity of various substances, oxidative stress, and neurodegenerative diseases. Specific transport of ...
    • Extensive arthroscopic release of the stiff total knee to improve range of motion after arthrofibrosis 

      Reif, Heather; Day, David (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      A retrospective chart review was conducted on patients that had undergone a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) done by the same orthopedic surgeon and subsequently were referred to a different surgeon who performed a ...
    • Determination of carbon monoxide detector location in general aviation aircraft to improve safety 

      Ahmady, Ali; Assadi, Morteza; Muthuswamy, Selvakumar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      There are many sources of carbon monoxide (CO) leakage into the cabin of General Aviation (GA) aircraft. Exposure to CO, which is part of the engine exhaust in GA aircraft, can impede the pilot’s ability to direct the ...
    • Review and classification of Kansei Engineering and its applications 

      Ahmady, Ali (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Using customer requirements and needs in the product development process has become a major subject in quality engineering. Many scholars have tried to develop systems that enable product developers and designers to ...
    • The effects of kiln atmosphere on glaze color and texture 

      Mark, Monette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      This experiment studies the effects of the chemical colorants, red iron oxide (Fe2O3), copper carbonate (CuCO3), cobalt carbonate (CoCO3), black nickel oxide (Ni2O3), titanium dioxide (TiO2), and rutile, an iron ...
    • The effects of gender-based strategies and same-sex grouping in a high school social studies classroom 

      Fox, Lindsay (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of gender-based strategies and same-sex grouping in a high school social studies classroom. Prior to implementing my action research in class, I researched gender-based ...
    • The perceptions of physician assistants regarding doctorate level PA education 

      Ohlemeier, Lindsay S.; Muma, Richard D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Many mid-level health care professions have implemented the clinical doctorate. The physician assistant (PA) profession has not implemented doctoral-level education. This cross - sectional study was designed to determine ...
    • Addressing the gender gap in student achievement 

      Lambertz, Emilie (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      What affect do gender specific strategies have on student achievement in math? The question was researched in a fourth grade classroom setting where four classes were taught in a departmentalized situation. Of the four ...
    • Physical activity levels in children with developmental disabilities during school 

      Fenili, Erica; Osborne, Tara; Ewertz, Kristin; Farney, Heather (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Current guidelines recommend that school-age children accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on most days of the week. However, little is known about the activity level of school-age ...
    • Bariatric surgery in the morbidly obese and the improvement in stress urinary incontinence: A retrospective chart review 

      Dudley, Chris J.; Quigley, Timothy F.; Ablah, Elizabeth; Paull-Forney, Bobbie; Early, James E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Obesity in America is reaching epidemic stages. An underlying co-morbidity of obesity is stress urinary incontinence. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between bariatric surgery in the ...
    • Teacher training for Head Start classrooms 

      Moreno, Desirae A.; Just, Christy L.; Snyder, James J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      The goal of this study was to provide Head Start teachers with specific skills in developing positive relationships with students and in more effectively managing problematic child behavior in the classroom. The hypothesis ...
    • Expression of a novel follicle-stimulating hormone glycoform relating to fertility 

      Tran, Thao P.; Bousfield, George R.; Shuai, Bin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), play significant roles in follicular development and maintenance of the estrous cycle. FSH specifically functions to stimulate follicle growth, estrogen synthesis and serve ...