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    • A case report of uterine carcinosarcoma, a rare malignancy 

      Compton, Audrey (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
      INTRODUCTION: Uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer among North American women and its incidence has been steadily increasing since 1999. A majority of these malignancies invade the innermost layer of the uterus, ...
    • A combination of classical and multi-modal approaches to teaching human anatomy 

      Hosch, Tina; Olson, Michele (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
      The model for teaching human anatomy through traditional lecture and lab must be re-examined. Cadaver lab maintenance is costly and although medical knowledge grows exponentially, allotted lecture time is declining. A ...
    • 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 ...
    • A novel approach to program assessment 

      Bocchi, Erica; Lee, Nathan; Sander, Teal (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
      Effective academic program review and quality improvement initiatives begin with a robust, systematic evaluation process. Integrating qualitative and quantitative data in program evaluation can yield insights that neither ...
    • A year of pediatric prevention 

      Hildebrand, Bethany; Day, Jordan; West, Ronnie (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
      Unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death in children under 18 years of age in the United States. From 2003 to 2013, 93,941 unintentional deaths occurred in the pediatric population, not including the additional ...
    • 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 ...
    • An exploration of health impacts of hydraulic fracturing: a scoping review 

      Biel, Jordan; Nguyen, Jacquelynn; Wilson, Myra; Plouzek, Megan (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
      Hydraulic fracturing is a controversial oil and gas extraction method used in the US. Many believe hydraulic fracturing has negative environmental and human health impacts. A scoping study was performed to identify ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Bilateral upper extremity full thickness burns acquired during an MRI procedure: a case study 

      Burns, Jared; Everett, Gina; Sherman, Matthew (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
      Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are generally considered to be safe procedures with few potential complications. Skin and soft tissue burns are uncommon complications of MRI scans. The exact mechanism of this type ...
    • BITES trial: a randomized controlled pilot trial to determine the effectiveness of bite technique to decrease the development of postoperative complications 

      Holick, Megan; Simmons, Lauren; Young, Calder (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
      The incidence of incisional hernia following median laparotomies ranges from 11-20%. Risk factors include surgical technique. A Netherlands study found decreased wound complications with smaller stitch width and inter-suture ...
    • Breast is best: Breastfeeding curriculum for physician assistants 

      Beiker, Rachel; Huey, Meg; Huggans, Courtney; Tompkins, Brittany; Warkentine, Abby (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
      Infants who are breastfed have a reduced risk of ear, gastrointestinal, urinary and respiratory tract infections, as well as decreased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, diabetes, obesity, and allergic diseases. ...
    • Building bridges and strengthening bonds: Hispanic family engagement and student activity 

      Bosch, Jason; Jasso, Kayla; Umeri, Mercy; Ellison, Ricki; Huff, Tamara; Moeckel, Stuart (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
      This qualitative case study examined perceptions of ways in which Hispanic family engagement influenced Hispanic student achievement in a Midwestern school district. Using work in Social Capital Theory from Bourdieu, Putnam, ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Clinical management of food allergies in pediatrics 

      Bonde, Danielle; Stephens, Jamie; Farley, Lacey (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
      There are over 171 identified food allergens and it is estimated that 8% of children have a food allergy. The purpose of our clinical review is to provide a concise and accessible guide to the diagnosis and management of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Considering point-of-care electronic medical resources in lieu of traditional textbooks for medical education 

      Adams, Courtney R.; Kaufman, Michelle L.; Snyder, Courtney L. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
      Within just 26 months, physician assistant students are transformed from relatively medically naive learners into licensed healthcare providers with a high level of autonomy. Didactic education traditionally relies on ...
    • Design of a low-pressure pneumatically actuated soft robotic glove to facilitate bilateral training in stroke rehabilitation 

      Gerges, Fadi (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
      Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability worldwide. As a result of this injury, many stroke survivors will experience some degree of paralysis immediately after the injury, such as lost hand motor function. ...
    • Development, implementation, and evaluation of a senior mentor program in PA education 

      Jennings, Anna M.; Pauls, Ashlee N. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      As the US population ages, improving geriatric-related medical and interpersonal skills among healthcare providers is increasingly important. Senior mentor programs (SMPs) partner students with older adults for the purpose ...