Recent Submissions

  • Acute appendicitis: Surgical intervention vs. effective antibiotic use 

    Pham, Kieu; Valentine, Corey (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Acute appendicitis has successfully been treated with appendectomy for over a century. With the rise of antibiotic treatment, a debate has emerged over the superior treatment. This literature review analyzes antibiotic ...
  • Validation of three question health literacy screener in determining health literacy as compared to existing STOFLA 

    Petersen, Emily; Hansford, Hayley; Burkhart, Katie; Reyes, Jared (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    INTRODUCTION: Low health literacy has been associated with poor health outcomes. Identifying those with low health literacy would allow for appropriate interventions. There are currently several validated health literacy ...
  • Benzimidazoles (AKA: dog dewormer medications) as potential anticancer therapy 

    Gessler, Bailey; Lovoy, Garrett; Demuth, Kaitlyn (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    INTRODUCTION: Of the 2 million Americans diagnosed with cancer annually, roughly 650,000 will be treated with chemotherapy or radiation and 86% will experience potentially severe side effects; underscoring the need for ...
  • Primary care of transgender patients: A guide for providers 

    Hemphill, Emily; Hinsley, D'Ambra; Rausch, Chelsea; Reaney, Megan (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    This project sought to create a centralized, cohesive resource for primary care providers to assist in the care of transgender patients. A literature review compiled information from 42 articles using multiple databases, ...
  • Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection 

    Kalmar, Dennis; Marlow, Ross; Micallef, Joshua (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Clostridium difficile is a transmissible pathogen that causes an inflammatory infection in the colon with a high recurrence rate and complications. The toxins produced target the gut lining leading to the common symptom ...
  • Implementation of history and physical exam videos in PA programs 

    Davis, Aubrey; Maxwell, Tyler; Reichert, Gage; Ziegenhirt, Casey (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    History and physical (H&P) exam are the bedrock of clinical medicine. Eliciting the appropriate history and doing the correct physical exam are essential to diagnosing illness and caring for patients. History and exam can ...
  • The well male exam: Key components for comprehensive preventative care 

    Bianchi, Alex; Nisly, Andrea; Parker, Jeff; Shinkle, Colby (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Currently, guidelines are lacking a direction for what a comprehensive well male exam must include. The purpose of this article is to help guide primary care providers in performing relevant individualized exams to male ...
  • Traumatic hypopharyngeal perforation from football helmet chinstrap: A case report 

    Brown, Eric; Ntelekos, Jimmy (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Hypopharyngeal perforation is a rare but potentially serious injury, typically results from instrumentation or external penetrating trauma. Perforation following blunt trauma is even more rare. Here we describe an unusual ...
  • Overview of treatments for SARS-CoV-2 

    Brisco, Jaclyn; Snyder, Mary; Wendte, Brianna (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first recognized in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. Since then, it has spread to over 200 countries and was ...
  • Vaping in adolescents: A primary care approach to evaluation and treatment in today's youth 

    Burke, Macy; Cho, Ji; Joonas, Samantha; Palmer, Madison (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    The number of adolescents using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has increased in recent years. Current statistics estimate 3.6 million middle school and high school students use vaping devices. As the use ...
  • Vertical transmission of three common viruses 

    Erb, Rebecca; Ramirez, Haley; Schmidtberger, Abigail (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    There are a number of viruses that typically cause only mild illness if acquired by healthy individuals but cause significantly higher morbidity and mortality to pregnant patients and developing fetuses. Cytomegalovirus, ...
  • A review of inherited cancer susceptibility syndromes 

    Brown, Gina; Simon, Madeline; Wentling, Chris; Spencer, Danielle M.; Parker, Ashley N.; Rogers, Corey A. (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2020-12)
    Inherited cancer syndromes are caused by genetic mutations that place patients at an increased risk for developing cancer. Although most cancers are not caused by genetic inheritance, clinicians must understand these ...
  • Utilization of fall prevention video for older adults 

    Walters, Kaylin; Johnson, Emily; Riley, Nick; Brantley, Ryan (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes one dies from a fall (National Council on Aging, 2018). Falls are not a normal process of aging and can be prevented ...
  • Diagnosing tetraplegic functional neurologic symptom disorder (conversion disorder) in the emergency room: A case report 

    Lopez, Guerrero (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: Functional neurologic symptom disorder (conversion disorder) is a psychiatric condition manifested by neurologic symptoms incongruent to neurological pathophysiology. Symptoms are common in neurologic and ...
  • A laryngeal attack of hereditary angioedema: A case report 

    Nigus, Madison (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an immunodeficiency disease involving potentially life-threatening bradykinin-mediated attacks of cutaneous, gastrointestinal, or laryngeal swelling. Attacks may be spontaneous ...
  • Granuloma annulare and autoimmune thyroiditis in primary care: A case report 

    LeMaster, Grace (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: Granuloma annulare (GA) is a benign, self-limiting, skin condition of unknown cause. Disease associations have been reported, however limited evidence exists exploring the significance of the associations. ...
  • Devices to assist Parkinson's patients with activities of daily living 

    Ketter, Rachel; McVay, Jami; Warnken, Luke (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the most prevalent motor disorder in the world, affecting approximately 1% of the population aged greater than 60 years old. It causes difficulty with daily hygiene, gait, movements, eating, and ...
  • The effectiveness of acupuncture, Tai Chi, and aromatherapy in the management of chronic pain and mental illness 

    Hoang, Trinh; Jones, Neil; Schumann, Hannah; Tran, Uyen (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    While the standard of care in Western medicine was established after substantial research, alternative medicine offers a more holistic approach at treating the human body as a whole functioning unit. As the fear of opioid ...
  • Assessment of health care professionals' attitudes and knowledge about older adults 

    Heath, Kathleen; Smith, Alysia (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: The aging population is continuing to increase in size and so are their healthcare needs. Healthcare professionals' knowledge of and attitudes toward the health and well-being of this population may affect ...
  • The effect of patient and provider attitudes on the management of Type II diabetes mellitus 

    Hammer, Derek; Lahr, Joshua; VanLoenen, Leslie; Wondra, Taylor (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is among one of the most common chronic diseases managed by providers, affecting 8.9% of the population of the United States. Managing T2DM, like many other chronic diseases, ...

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