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Observational Study of a Multi-Active Ingredient Over-the-Counter Cold Remedy Following Active Pharmacist Recommendation  [PDF]
Gillian Lisa Phillipson, John David Hull, Boles?aw Samoliński
Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases (OJRD) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojrd.2017.71005
Abstract: Real-world user satisfaction with a fixed dose combination over-the-counter cold remedy (Vicks Symptomed Complete Cytrynowy hot drink; VSCC) was evaluated in a prospective, non-comparative, observational study involving 176 pharmacies in Poland from February to April 2015. 1391 participants completed a questionnaire in the pharmacy and several paper questionnaires at home following use of the product at their own discretion. Participants returned their completed questionnaires to the pharmacy. 1356 participants were included in the intent-to-treat analysis. Participants highly valued the advice from their pharmacist (97%, P < 0.0001, important vs. not important) and thought the quality of that advice was good (93%, P < 0.0001, good/very good vs. very bad-fair). 96% of participants found VSCC to be effective in some way against their cold symptoms (P < 0.0001, effective vs. not effective) and 68% of them stated that it was better than any other cold therapy they had used before (P < 0.0001, better/best vs. same/worse). Adverse event reporting was very low.
Open-Label Real-World Pharmacy Purchaser Study of Two Fixed-Dose Combination OTC Cold Treatments; Wick MediNait, Wick DayMed Capsules or a Combination of Both  [PDF]
Gillian Phillipson, David Ramsey, Sue Aspley, Ingo Fietze
Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases (OJRD) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojrd.2018.83006
Abstract: Acute upper respiratory tract infections, i.e. common colds cause multiple symptoms and affect adults on average 2 - 4 times a year and children 6 - 8 times per year. Thousands of non-prescription, over-the-counter products are used by sufferers, aimed at relieving the various both er some symptoms such as cough, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc. This study evaluated real-world effectiveness of Wick MediNait or Wick DayMed medicines alone and together in a combination as a day and night treatment regimen. Adult cold sufferers were recruited in pharmacy by pharmacy staff following self-purchase of either Wick MediNait, Wick DayMed capsules, or the combination of DayMed and MediNait. Participants completed online questionnaires before and after product use (evening of the first day for DayMed and the morning after using MediNait at bedtime). For the primary endpoint “Wick MediNait was effective at relieving my symptoms”, there was a statistically significant difference (p < 0.0001) in the users who Strongly Agreed or Agreed vs. Neither Agreed or Disagreed, Disagreed or Strongly Disagreed. Further, all symptoms evaluated (cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, fever, headache, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, sneezing) were statistically improved after MediNait and DayMed alone and when both were used, and users were satisfied with both treatments. All treatments were well tolerated with minimal adverse event reporting. The diurnal use of DayMed capsules combined with the nocturnal use of MediNait allows cold sufferers to efficiently self-manage their symptom relief throughout the day and night.
Understanding the Baby Boom Generation: Comparative Perspectives
Chris Phillipson
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life , 2008,
Aksum and the Northern Horn of Africa
David Phillipson
Archaeology International , 2012, DOI: 10.5334/ai.1502
Land of a Couple of Dances: Global and Local Influences on Freestyle Play in Dance Dance Revolution
Fibreculture Journal , 2006,
Abstract: This paper traces successful and unsuccessful attempts to shape the meanings of the video game Dance Dance Revolution, specifically with reference to what "dancing" means in this context, as the game moves between various interested parties - game developers, players, Internet forum participants, and other media producers. Drawing on Actor-Network Theory and the network analyses of Manuel Castells, the paper reconstructs the forces shaping players' stylistic decisions through an analysis of dance game machines and software, and of a single forum thread on DDRFreak.com, a major website in the dance game community. The paper asks who decides how DDR players dance and at what times? Are the decisions about play made in the development meeting, the arcade, competitions, online or around the home console? Globally, how do some regions or groups emerge as experts or leaders in play style? Analysis indicates that within the United States, Californian players from major cities dominate discussion, supported by the global flows of people, resources, and capital through the state. The dominant players support their stated norms for play through recourse to mainstream conceptions of masculinity, rap music and associated styles of dance.
The optimal achievement model and underachievement in Hong Kong: an application of the Rasch model
Psychology Science Quarterly , 2008,
Abstract: Termed the optimal achievement model, a new method for the estimation of underachievement relies on measuring student potential (P) and achievement (A) using Rasch models and calculating an achievement index, IA, for each individual. This study extends a previous report (Phillipson & Tse, 2007) that estimated the proportion of Hong Kong students in Primary 5 to now include a sample of students from Primary 3 (n = 1406), Secondary 1 (n = 756) and Secondary 3 (n = 578), across six districts of Hong Kong. The students were administered a standardized test of mathematical achievement and the Ravens Progressive Matrices Test. Using the optimal achievement model, estimates of underachievement at six percentile bands showed that the proportion of students who were underachieving ranged from 10 % at the 50-59th percentile band up to 30 % at the >95th percentile band for Primary 3, Primary 5 and Secondary 1 students, and 50 % of Secondary 3 students. The estimation of IA at the level of the individual allows the researcher the possibility to directly study the interaction of the environment on student potential.
The Fundamental Movement Skills of a Year 9 Group and a Gifted and Talented Cohort  [PDF]
Gillian Griffiths, Rebecca Billard
Advances in Physical Education (APE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ape.2013.34035

Physical Education is often viewed as the place where Fundamental Motor Skills (FMS) are developed. These skills underpin the development of motor competence and perceived competence, therefore impacting on participation and physical literacy. Within education, Gifted and Talented (G & T) and inclusion agendas have been high profile yet research has shown that children across the world are not reaching expected levels of skill mastery at primary level (5 - 11 years). The aim of the research was therefore to investigate the levels of mastery at secondary level (11 - 16 years) and within a G & T cohort to establish their levels of mastery, and investigate how this may relate to their participation in physical activities. Forty five children, 19 years 9 pupils (13.24 ± 0.2 years) and 26 G & T pupils (13.24 ± 0.2 years) were evaluated performing a combination locomotor, manipulative (object control) and balance skills (n = 5). 5 trials of each skill were recorded and graded against the performance criteria by one experimenter. Mastery or near mastery were only achieved, if, in 4 out of the 5 trials, 5 of the 6 component criteria were present. If this was not attained non-mastery was designated. Results revealed that the G & T pupils had greater overall mastery of the 5 skills, however they did not master all skills. All G & T had significantly increased jumping and throwing skills, and males significantly increased kicking skills. In both groups the majority of participation outside the school curriculum was related to games activities and was dominated by invasion games however no males participated in “aesthetic” activity outside school. These results indicate that development of FMS may not be occurring in children at KS3 and there is both an invasion games bias and a gender bias in the activities accessed out of school.

Fewnomial Systems with Many Roots, and an Adelic Tau Conjecture
Kaitlyn Phillipson,J. Maurice Rojas
Computer Science , 2010,
Abstract: Consider a system F of n polynomials in n variables, with a total of n+k distinct exponent vectors, over any local field L. We discuss conjecturally tight bounds on the maximal number of non-degenerate roots F can have over L, with all coordinates having fixed phase, as a function of n, k, and L only. In particular, we give new explicit systems with number of roots approaching the best known upper bounds. We also briefly review the background behind such bounds, and their application, including connections to computational number theory and variants of the Shub-Smale tau-Conjecture and the P vs. NP Problem. One of our key tools is the construction of combinatorially constrained tropical varieties with maximally many intersections.
Classifying Complemented Subspaces of $L_p$ with Alspach Norm
Isaac DeFrain,Mitch Phillipson,Simei Tong
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: Understanding the complemented subspaces of $L_p$ has been an interesting topic of research in Banach space theory since 1960. 1999, Alspach proposed a systematic approach to classifying the subspaces of $L_p$ by introducing a norm given by partitions and weights. This paper shows that with Alspach Norm we are able to classify some complemented subspaces of $L_p, 2
Computation of the cohomology of a family of Z_2-graded Nilpotent Algebras
Christopher DeCleene,Michael Penkava,Mitch Phillipson
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: In this paper we compute the cohomology of certain special cases of nilpotent algebras in a complex \zt-graded vector space of arbitrary finite dimension. These algebras are generalizations of the only two nontrivial complex 2-dimensional nilpotent algebras, one from the moduli space of $1|1$-dimensional algebras, and the other from the space of nongraded 2-dimensional algebras.
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