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24 Apr 2009
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Should body mass or lean body mass be used to calculate and prescribe resistance loads for the wingate test?

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

The purpose of this study was to determine whether assigned loads for the Wingate anaerobic cycle ergometer test (WAnT) test should be based on lean body mass (LBM) or body mass (BM) and to define optimal loads for eliciting maximal peak power output (PPO) which was used as the performance...

24 Apr 2009
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An analysis concerning whether or not V02 max data is different between male and female sample groups

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

Abstract - Purpose: The study aimed to assess whether VO2 max data is significantly different between male and female sample groups when eliminating the affects of body mass (BM), this was analyzed through the use of scaling methods. Method: Subjects (33 male, 21 female) performed a V02...

24 Apr 2009
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Cancer immunotherapy :Study of T-Cell antigen receptor signaling functions

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

Cancer immunotherapy attempts to harness the immune system, including T cells, to target and eliminate malignant T cells in the host. However, generating efficient tumor immunity presents a major challenge to the scientist. The immune system is unable to recognize the tumor cells. These cells are...

23 Apr 2009
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A novel antibiotic drug delivery mechanism

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

On the most basic level, protein engineering entails changing an existing protein sequence for a new purpose.1 Although a rather young field, the last decade has seen a giant leap in the understanding of protein structure and function. The advent of DNA shuffling in 1994, for example, has led to...

23 Apr 2009
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Characterization of the niche for stem cell self-renewal in the hippocampus

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Shortly after John Gearhart's amazing discovery of isolating and growing embryonic stem cells in culture, he made the following prediction, “The potential of these unique, versatile cells for human biologic studies and medicine is enormous”. In fact, many have underestimated the...

22 Apr 2009
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Analyzing district nursing in relation to the diabetic patient

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

In today's National Health Service (NHS) developments in technology, changing patterns of disease and reduced length in hospital stays are putting district nurses at the heart of Government policy. Liberating the Talents, the governments framework for nursing in primary care (Department of Health...

21 Apr 2009
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Patient's right to refuse life sustaining treatment

Tutorials/exercises - 15 pages - Medical studies

Medicine and law overlap in regards to numerous issues, none more controversial than a patient's right to refuse life sustaining treatment. When a patient is suffering an incurable and irreversible medical condition they face the extremely difficult decision of whether or not to continue...

20 Apr 2009
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Legal and economic analysis of the use of performance enhancing drugs

Thesis - 13 pages - Medical studies

Drug testing of athletes has been a controversial issue since the dawn of sports competition. The use of performance enhancing drugs remains a heavily debated issue of sports policy that has reached the congressional and Supreme Court level. Athletes of all ages use performance enhancing drugs to...

16 Apr 2009
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A possible neural basis for autism: Oxytocin and vasopressin expression

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Medical studies

Autism is a devastating developmental disorder which is one of five disorders that are termed Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Autism is commonly associated with qualitative impairment in social interaction and communication as well as repetitive and stereotyped patterns of interest. These...

16 Apr 2009
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Effects of mindfulness meditation and citalopram on worry and brain activation in patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder(GAD)

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Medical studies

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a type of anxiety disorder that affects over four million Americans in any year (NIMH, 2000). There is much research that shows anxiety can lead to a magnitude of health ailments, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, suppressed immune...

15 Apr 2009
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A nursing management perspective of a critical incident report

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

The assignment will discuss a critical incident from a nursing management perspective, being an admission assessment experienced during placement. It is not a care study. There will be an overview of the nurse-managers responsibilities during the admission assessment and attention drawn to local...

15 Apr 2009
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An assessment of a nurse's work with an elderly person within the mental health environment

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

This account will reflect on the skills of a nurse, observed at an older person functional mental health unit. It will focus on the organization of care, and skills used when dealing with a Multi Disciplinary Team. (MDT) It gives an understanding of the skills used to clearly establish...

13 Apr 2009
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Health care practices and clinical skills

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

The aim of this essay is to discuss health and maximizing the health and well being of a client with mental health problems. Factors, which can enhance the health and social well being of the client, such as anxiety management and relaxation therapy, will be identified; the role of the nurse in...

13 Apr 2009
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A critical appraisal of key perspectives related to medical sociology and the sexual behavior of teenagers

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

The purpose of this essay is to critically discuss the sociological factors that influence sexual behavior during adolescence. A period of physiological changes from puberty to adulthood where society's perception and treatment of both boys and girls begins to change, also a period where...

13 Apr 2009
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The importance of eating whilst recovering in a hospital

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

The Hungry in Hospital report concerns the importance of food in relation to nutrition, and how nutrition is important when people are ill in terms of the healing process. It explores how food is therefore part of a patient's treatment, the reputation of hospital food, and suggests that health is...

13 Apr 2009
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A critical analysis concerning one aspect of the nursing care of older people who require palliative care

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Cancer is a significant health problem in the UK today and according to Redfern and Ross (1999) is a major cause of mortality in the ageing population. Brooker and Nicol (2003) added that cancer is a medical diagnosis that covers the most distinctive diseases. Cancer Research...

13 Apr 2009
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A discussion concerning electronic fetal monitoring

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

So much has been written on electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) that it is legitimate to ask if there is anything new to say. This ubiquitous piece of technology has been rigorously evaluated over 20 years by randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews, and more recently has been the...

13 Apr 2009
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How does dietary status affect carcinogenesis?

Case study - 10 pages - Medical studies

Cancer is a multi-factoral disease resulting from the perturbation of the normal regulatory processes of a cell. Cancer cells are generated from healthy cells by an accumulation of genetic alterations. These alterations can take the form of mutations, losses, amplifications or re-arrangements in...

13 Apr 2009
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A critical analysis of issues in nursing management

Case study - 12 pages - Medical studies

As nurses strive to be recognized as professionals, the expansion and application of evidence in nursing is progressively becoming vital within the nursing discipline (Achterberg et al 2006). Patients have the right to expect the best care that will promote their well-being. This essay...

13 Apr 2009
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Neonate with severe hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

Case study - 6 pages - Medical studies

This case study is about a neonate with severe Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, therefore it will take into account pathophysiological, diagnostic and grading issues surrounding HIE, and how these reflect on prognosis; consideration to the ethical issues associated with withdrawal of intensive...

07 Apr 2009
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A comparative study between propofol and thiopentone with topical lignocaine for the insertion of a laryngeal mask airway

Case study - 48 pages - Medical studies

LMA is a device commonly used in the practice of anesthesia. A condition for insertion of LMA, haemodynamic stability and respiratory depression following induction with Propofol was compared with Thiopentone preceded by topical Lignocaine. The study was a prospective, randomized,...

30 Mar 2009
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Dietary advices in disease prevention

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Dietary advices aimed at reducing disease risk of the entire population can be of major benefit for the nation's health because even a relatively small reduction in risk factors in a large number of moderate-risk people could lead to much greater benefit for the total population than a large...

24 Mar 2009
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Pressure ulcer program proposal

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

Pressure ulcers are one of the largest risks facing patients in hospitals today. The program that is described in this proposal sets out an agenda for dealing with this problem in a way that focuses on prevention. It is important because increasing numbers of patients are entering...

18 Mar 2009
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Profession in Dentistry

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

What do you want to be when you grow up? I've been asked this question many times since I was young. My reply was always rapid and quick from a teacher to a nurse to a tattoo artist. My answer changed as frequently as I changed my socks. This question, however,...

18 Mar 2009
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The evidence for a link between stress and ill health

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

This essay is going to examine the evidence for a link between stress and ill health. It will include sections on what stress is, how it is caused and its effects on the body and the mind. This essay is going to look at and evaluate different psychologist's views on stress and the effects...

17 Mar 2009
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What's wrong with May?

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

In April 2006, a 92-year-old Caucasian widow, May C., fell in her kitchen 10 miles west of Yakima, Washington, resulting in a compound fracture of her right femur. May called her LifeLine service for help and was transported to Providence Yakima Medical Center. Surgical repair of...

05 Mar 2009
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An investigation into the effect of exercise on clinical depression

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

Problems with depression are by no means limited to those who are clinically diagnosed as being so. Generalised, negative affect is experienced by everyone throughout the course of a lifetime. Usually, non clinical depression is linked to some kind of stressor in the environment which can be...

05 Mar 2009
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The 'OneWorld' health model and the prospects for future development of therapeutics for infectious disease of the developing world

Thesis - 15 pages - Medical studies

Despite the vast improvements in health care and prevention of infectious diseases in the developed world, six out of ten deaths in the developing world can still be directly attributed to infectious disease. Diarrheal diseases, lower respiratory infections, malaria, measles, TB, and...

26 Feb 2009
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Distinguishing 'health promotion' from 'disease prevention'

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Over approximately the past one hundred and fifty years there has seen a series of shifts in our definitions of health and disease and, as a result, also in the approaches taken by governments and health professionals towards it. After an initial focus on sanitation and public health in the late...

27 Jan 2009
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Marfan Syndrome

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by deformities in the skeletal, cardiovascular, and ocular systems. MFS is caused by a defect in the fibrillin-1 gene (FBN1), located on chromosome 15 at 15q21. Discovery: Marfan syndrome was first described in 1896 by Antoine...