Recent Submissions

  • Fall prevention assessment and exercise recommendations 

    Walter, Jordan; Aitchison, Samuel; Gochenour, Katelyn (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: As the aging population of the United States rises, falls will become more prevalent. Exercise is an effective way of reducing falls in older adults and should be routinely prescribed to the appropriate ...
  • Physician assistant students as health educators for adolescents 

    Unruh, Angelina; Buehner, Jeremy (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: Over the last 15 years, WSU PA students have been teaching West High School students a series of health modules. Through this relationship, PA students have the opportunity to work toward effective communication ...
  • Triple synchronous cancer of the sigmoid colon and rectum: A case report 

    Snell, Jenna (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: Synchronous colorectal cancer (SCRC) refers to two or more types of primary colorectal cancers diagnosed in a single patient simultaneously or within six months. Having more than two types of SCRC is extremely ...
  • Recognition of commonly inherited cancer syndromes in primary care 

    Simon, Madeline; Dinkel, Danielle; Parker, Ashley; Wentling, Chris (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    Inherited cancer syndromes are caused by genetic mutations that place patients at an increased risk for developing cancer. Screening recommendations for specific inherited cancer syndromes have been created to identify ...
  • Learning to thrive beyond five 

    Sulawske, Keley; Hernandez, Helena (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Studies have shown that children in low-income families are at increased risk for dental caries due to improper feeding practices, lack of parental education, ...
  • Central nervous system infections: A clinical review article 

    Kidwell, Caylee; Saavedra, Diego; Galush, Tiffany; Worthington, Ty (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) can be categorized into 3 broad groups: meningitis, encephalitis, and brain abscesses. CNS infections require early intervention in order to prevent sequelae or death. The ...
  • Galactosemia: Updates for the primary care provider 

    Jensen, Kayla; Fooshee, Garrett; Trimmell, Mandy (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    Galactosemia is an inborn error of metabolism that leads to elevated levels of galactose in circulation. There are three types of galactosemia which vary in severity, depending on what enzyme they affect and to what extent. ...
  • Invasive vs. non-invasive intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury: A case report 

    Epp, Madison (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability in the United States, contributing to approximately 30% of injury-related deaths. The gold standard to prevent TBI complications requires invasive ...
  • Long-term effects of inhaled corticosteroids in the pediatric population: A clinical review 

    Goetz, Brandace; Myers, Caitlin; Andreas, Rachel; Hamilton, Michael (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    Asthma is the most common chronic health condition affecting the pediatric population. Uncontrolled asthma can have significant consequences including lower academic performance, decreased cardiovascular fitness, and ...
  • Post-operative pain management in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: A literature review 

    Gentner, Luke; Hervey, Quay; Lahey, Ryan (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most effective treatment options for patients with severe knee osteoarthritis; however, this procedure is known to cause significant post-operative pain. Prolonged ...
  • The use of infliximab in treatment refractory collagenous colitis: A case report 

    Hodges, Jaci (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: Microscopic colitis (MC) is a common cause of non-infectious watery diarrhea in adults but the etiology is unknown. Research regarding management of MC is limited making current guidelines only weakly ...
  • Family history, a crucial element in diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome: A case report 

    Clausing, Lauren (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an X-linked genetic disorder associated with a range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral features. The full mutation form typically involves cognitive delays, behavioral changes ...
  • Probiotics: A clinical review 

    Carro, Emily; Robinson, Anna; Mustafa, Ehtesham (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    INTRODUCTION: Probiotics are formulations of living microorganisms that have the potential to provide health benefits. Research on the use of probiotics in treatment or prevention of various medical conditions is on the ...
  • The adolescent female reproductive health visit 

    Dewey, Morgan; Butler, Jessica; Welch, Sarah (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    Annual Well Women exams are a common encounter in the healthcare field. It is an opportune time to educate, counsel, and discuss concerns with the female patient, but these exams are usually not started soon enough in ...
  • When you hear hooves, do not ignore the zebra: malignancy disguised as recurrent pneumonia 

    Mendoza, C. Ba; Sherman, Matthew; Fidahussein, S. (American Thoracic Society, 2018-05-01)
    Introduction: We present a case in which a rare malignancy is consistently misdiagnosed as a pneumonia and treated with antibiotic therapy over a span of three months before a diagnosis of extensive brochoalveolar carcinoma ...
  • Clinical outcomes of intermediate length cephalomedullary nails for intertrochanteric femur fracture repair in older adults: a case series 

    Wiles, Morgan; Sarauer, Brent; Scheer, Andrew (Wichita State University, 2018-04-27)
    BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. Due to the rising number of older adults in the United States, the prevalence of hip fractures is expected to increase dramatically in ...
  • Cases over the lifespan of patient Penny Adams 

    Armstrong, Kelly; Bernelis, Amber; Herrmann, Heather; Shaver, Cesali; Spresser, McKenzie; Asdale, Sarah Van (Wichita State University, 2018-04-27)
    INTRODUCTION: A patient's medical record is a transcription of events having occurred in relation to one's health, including previous office visits, diagnoses, hospitalizations, screening and diagnostic test results, ...
  • Normal serum lactate values in various pediatric populations: a literature review 

    Cole, Kendall; Eldersveld, Rachel (Wichita State University, 2018-04-27)
    Introduction: There are many causes for serum lactate to elevate, but literature and clinical practice predominantly focuses on elevated lactate signifying sepsis or septic shock. Elevated lactate levels indicate tissue ...
  • West High School winnable battles 

    Harmer, Brie; Chavez, Marcus; Croci, Kelly; Maldonado, Kacey; Seiler, McKenna (Wichita State University, 2018-04-27)
    Utilizing CDC Winnable Battles, Healthy People 2020, and the most common causes of death among US teenagers, we choose five topics we felt would have the greatest impact on the health of high school students. Five modules ...
  • The risk of recreational trampoline use in the pediatric population: a retrospective study 

    Frizzell, Haley B.; Hartke, Rachael E.; Huntley, Ashley N.; Kyllo, Janelle L.; Russell, Abby S. (Wichita State University, 2018-04-27)
    INTRODUCTION: Indoor recreational trampoline parks are increasing in number across the US and with this trend has come an increase in trampoline related injuries. Extensive research has been conducted dating back to the ...

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