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A Needs-Based Rheumatologist Education Program on Treating to Target in Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthropathy: Insights and Challenges  [PDF]
Janet Pope, Linda Wang, Paul Tingey, Angela Montgomery, Art Karasik, Pauline Boulos, Vandana Ahluwalia, Maggie Larche, Sara Haig, Nikhil Chopra, Gina Rohekar, Sherry Rohekar
Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases (OJRA) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojra.2017.71005
Abstract: Objectives: To determine if comparative practice data and education for rheumatologists would change physician behavior for monitoring and treating psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and spondyloarthritis (SpA). Methods: Participating rheumatologists each performed a chart audit on 20 patients with PsA and SpA. Accredited education (determined by a survey and chart audits) and results of chart audits (comparing to other rheumatologists) were provided for each participant (intervention). Eight months later, a repeat chart audit by each participant was conducted on another 20 PsA and SpA patients. Changes in measurements collected, treatment given and patient characteristics pre and post intervention were analyzed. Results: Nine rheumatologists received the intervention. At baseline, most routinely monitored PsA and SpA for clinical and laboratory markers. In PsA, there was no change post-intervention in performing SJC (96%), TJC (91%), ESR (70%), CRP (73%), and CDAI (25%). In SpA, there were increased measurements of inflammatory markers (54% pre vs. 61% post for CRP), more NSAID use and decreased physical exam measures and HAQ but no significant changes. There were no major treatment differences pre and post intervention including NSAIDs, DMARDs and biologics. Conclusions: The rheumatologists frequently performed measurements of disease activity, did not change significantly with educational intervention so there may have been little room for improvement and many patients were already in a low disease state. Calculation of composite scores did not increase in PsA. The validity of physical exam and BASDAI as a measurement of disease activity were noted as concerns in applying a treat-to-target approach in SpA. Significance and Innovation: This study did not show a significant change in behavior for rheumatologists who had education based on care gaps and needs assessment in psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthropathy. The rheumatologists identified that disease activity is difficult to determine with usual care in SpA and thought some measures lacked validity.
Entonces, Es la mujer al hombre lo que la naturaleza a la cultura?
Sherry Ortner
AIBR : Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana , 2006,
Abstract: En 1972 Sherry Ortner escribió uno de los textos fundacionales de la antropología académica feminista. “ Es la mujer al hombre lo que la naturaleza a la cultura?” se convirtió en uno de los artículos que más debate han provocado en nuestra disciplina. Tres décadas después de la publicación del artículo, la autora revisa sus planteamientos iniciales sobre la universalidad del patriarcado y de la oposición naturaleza/cultura.
The Art of Theology
Sherry, Patrick
Ars Disputandi : the Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion , 2005,
A model for estimating airline passenger trip reliability metrics from system-wide flight simulations
Lance Sherry
Journal of Transport Literature , 2013,
Abstract: Analysis of the benefits of government modernization initiatives for airports or air traffic control are conducted using complex software models that simulate up to 60,000 flights per day. These flight-centric simulations do not model passenger flows and therefore do not account for passenger trip delays due to cancelled flights and missed connections, which account for up to 60% of the total passenger trip delays. This paper describes a closed-form model for estimating passenger trip reliability metrics from flight delay data from system-wide simulations. The outputs of the model, (i) percent passengers disrupted, (ii) average passenger trip delay, and (iii) total passenger trip delays, are derived from the probability of delayed flights and network structure parameters. The model highlights the role of network structure, in addition to flight on-time performance, on passenger trip reliability. These results have implications for government and industry initiatives to improve flight on-time performance through modernization, consumer protection, and the conduct of benefits analysis.
The Asthma Phenotype in the Obese: Distinct or Otherwise?
Sherry Farzan
Journal of Allergy , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/602908
The Asthma Phenotype in the Obese: Distinct or Otherwise?
Sherry Farzan
Journal of Allergy , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/602908
Abstract: Asthma is a heterogenous disorder that can be classified into several different phenotypes. Recent cluster analyses have identified an “obese-asthma” phenotype which is characterized by late onset, female predominance and lack of atopy. In addition, obesity among early-onset asthmatics clearly exists and heightens the clinical presentation. Observational studies have demonstrated that asthma among the obese has a clinical presentation that is more severe, harder to control, and is not as responsive to standard controller therapies. While weight loss studies have demonstrated improvement in asthma outcomes, further studies need to be performed. The current knowledge of the existence of two obesity-asthma phenotypes (early- versus late-onset asthma) should encourage investigators to study these entities separately since just as they have distinct presentations, their course, response to therapies, and weight loss strategies may be different as well. 1. Introduction Although the clinical definition of asthma, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airway obstruction resulting in respiratory symptoms, is uniform in the over 300 million individuals affected worldwide [1], clinicians diagnosing, treating and managing asthma can unequivocally agree that it is a heterogeneous disease. The clinical spectrum of disease, inflammatory milieu, demographic characteristics, and comorbidities define the asthma phenotype. Phenotype, defined as the set of observable characteristics of an organism that are produced by the interactions of the genotype and the environment, in asthma can be defined based upon a number of factors, including age of onset, atopy, inflammatory infiltrates, severity of disease, response to standard medications as well as a number of other factors. Delving deeper into the pathophysiology of the disease and the resulting endotype of asthma may help to tailor clinician’s management of these diverse presentations of a single disease. The clinician’s experience of such a diversity of asthma presentations has been supported by a plethora of observational and clinical studies as well as a number of recent cluster analyses which use statistical methods to categorize asthmatics based upon clinical and demographic factors. One phenotype which has been suggested in clinical studies and consistently identified in cluster analyses is that of an “asthma-obesity” phenotype. With the rising epidemics of both asthma and obesity in the United States, the “asthma-obesity” phenotype is attracting more
Beatrice Hinkle and the Early History of Jungian Psychology in New York
Jay Sherry
Behavioral Sciences , 2013, DOI: 10.3390/bs3030492
Abstract: As the leading proponent of psychoanalysis, Jung made trips to New York in 1912 and 1913. The first was to give his Fordham lectures, the second has escaped notice but was crucial in the early dissemination of Jungian psychology in the U.S. This paper will elaborate on this development by highlighting the career and influence of Beatrice Hinkle, the country’s first Jungian psychoanalyst. She was an M.D. and ardent feminist who introduced Jung to her Greenwich Village circle, translated his magnum opus Transformations and Symbols of the Libido, and helped establish the institutional basis of Jungian psychology in America.
Charged Higgs Mass Limits from the Charged Kaon and Tau to Kaon Branching Fractions
Sherry Towers
Physics , 2000,
Abstract: From an analysis of the current world averages of the charged kaon and tau to kaon branching fractions, we derive, within the framework of type II Higgs doublets models such as the Minimal Supersymmetric Extension of the Standard Model, $\tan{\beta}/m_H < 0.21$ GeV$^{-1}$ at a 90% confidence limit.
A Study of the Leaky Pipeline Phenomenon for Women in Physics Past the Postdoctoral Level, and a Critique of the AIP 2005 report on Women in Physics and Astronomy
Sherry Towers
Physics , 2005,
Abstract: The author has recently examined the departmental web pages of the `top 50' physics research universities, as ranked by the National Research Council (NRC). Most of the departmental web pages contained biographical data (ie; year and institute of PhD, etc) of their faculty members. Of the approximately 1750 faculty members at the `top 50' universities that were examined, approximately 100 were female, and around 1425 had available biographical data. Based on this data, the predicted fractions of female faculty members at the `top 50' universities are 0.129, 0.104, and 0.052 at the assistant, associate, and full faculty levels, respectively. The observed fractions are 0.107, 0.109, 0.043, respectively. The overall observed number of women faculty is about 15% less than expected, and the depletion is statistically significant. Unfortunately, the study finds that the "leaky pipeline" is found to be alive and well for women in academic physics above the postdoctoral level, at all stages of the faculty career ladder. This result is stark contrast with the conclusion of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) 2005 report on Women in Physics and Astronomy; the AIP report concludes that women are actually more likely to be hired at the faculty level than their male peers. In this paper, we will discuss the two key flaws in the AIP analysis that led to their faulty conclusion, then describe in detail the analysis performed by the author that corrects these flaws to get an accurate estimate of the `leakiness' of the academic pipeline for women physicists past the postdoctoral level.
Finite Part of Operator $K$-Theory for Groups with Rapid Decay
Sherry Gong
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: In this paper we study the part of the $K$-theory of the reduced $C^*$-algebra arising from torsion elements of the group, and in particular we study the pairing of $K$-theory with traces and when traces can detect certain $K$-theory elements. In the case of groups with Property RD, we give a condition on the growth of conjugacy classes that determines whether they can be detected. Moreover, in the case that they can be detected, we show that nonzero elements in the part of the $K$-theory generated by torsion elements are not in the image of the assembly map $K^G_0(EG) \to K_0(C^*G)$. One application of this is a lower bound for the structure groups of certain manifolds.
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