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Creating Locally Relevant Health Information
Isabel Carter
PLOS Medicine , 2005, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020046
Creating Locally Relevant Health Information
Carter Isabel
PLOS Medicine , 2005, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020046.20050521
Assessing outcomes after fast track surgical management of corpus cancer  [PDF]
Jonathan Carter, Shannon Philp
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2011.13026
Abstract: Objective: The aim of the study was to audit the outcomes of patients with corpus cancer managed with a fast track surgery (FTS) program. Design: Clinical audit of outcomes after laparotomy for corpus cancer and managed by FTS principles. Setting: Tertiary hospital, University based subspecialty gynaecological oncology practice. Population or Sample: Consecutive patients with uterine corpus cancer. There were no exclusions. Methods: Three year audit of FTS Database. Main Outcome Measures: Ability to tolerate early oral feeding (EOF), length of stay (LOS), perioperative complication rate and readmission rate. Results: Sixty six patients were operated upon whose median age was 59.5 years. Forty six (70%) had stage I disease, 7 (11%) stage II, 9 (14%) stage III and 4 (6%) had stage IV disease. Twenty seven (41%) had lymph node sampling performed. Median operating time was 2.5 hours. Mean BMI was 30 kg/m2 (Range: 18 - 47). Fifty patients (76%) were classified as over-weight or obese. Twenty four patients (36%) had a “non-zero” performance status. Mean intraoperative EBL was 227 ml. Median LOS was 3.0 days. There were 3 (5%) intraoperative complications. There were no intraoperative ureteric, bowel or vascular injuries. Postoperatively, 13 (20%) patients experienced a total of 24 adverse events. Only 2 (3%) patients experienced complications greater than grade 2. Conclusion: This audit shows that in an unselected group of patients undergoing laparotomy as management for their uterine malignancy and managed by a FTS protocol, overall excellent results can be achieved.
Gender Differences and Leadership Styles in a Non Secular Setting  [PDF]
Judith Corbett Carter
Open Journal of Leadership (OJL) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2012.11001
Abstract: Women are increasingly taking on the role of religious leaders despite some institutional barriers. Do ef- fective female clergy lead differently than effective male clergy? The focus of this study was to examine gender differences in the context of non secular leadership. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) styles and NEO-Five Factor Inventory (FFI) was used to measure leadership and personal charac- teristics of female and male pastors. Limited findings indicate that female pastors were higher in Open- ness and Charisma than male pastors.
Stochastic Reservoir Systems with Different Assumptions for Storage Losses  [PDF]
Carter Browning, Hillel Kumin
American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ajor.2016.65038
Abstract: Moran considered a dam whose inflow in a given interval of time is a continuous random variable. He then developed integral equations for the probabilities of emptiness and overflow. These equations are difficult to solve numerically; thus, approximations have been proposed that discretize the input. In this paper, extensions are considered for storage systems with different assumptions for storage losses. We also develop discrete approximations for the probabilities of emptiness and overflow.
Demographic Factors of Adult-Children on Their Caregiving Values and Options as Home Caregivers to Their Elderly Parents  [PDF]
Yushi Li, Andrea Carter
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.55013
Abstract: Traditions in American culture continue to affect the elderly when it comes to choosing their living arrangements. Because there is a strong sense of independence in our society, the elderly population continues to elect to live in their own homes. As their abilities begin to deteriorate, they will need some form of outside care, such as their adult-children’s assistance. However, whether the younger generation can take on the caring role or not, their demographics can play a large part in determining their values and options on caring for their elderly parents. In order to comprehend these demographics as well as value factors, a survey was done to study adult-children aged 35 - 55 in the Greater Cincinnati area at the end of 2015. Results of the survey indicated that while adult-children were still willing to take on care responsibilities for their parents, they are also more open to institutionalized services than in the past.
Shrinkage Estimation in the Random Parameters Logit Model  [PDF]
Tong Zeng, R. Carter Hill
Open Journal of Statistics (OJS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2016.64056
Abstract: In this paper, we explore the properties of a positive-part Stein-like estimator which is a stochastically weighted convex combination of a fully correlated parameter model estimator and uncorrelated parameter model estimator in the Random Parameters Logit (RPL) model. The results of our Monte Carlo experiments show that the positive-part Stein-like estimator provides smaller MSE than the pretest estimator in the fully correlated RPL model. Both of them outperform the fully correlated RPL model estimator and provide more accurate information on the share of population putting a positive or negative value on the alternative attributes than the fully correlated RPL model estimates. The Monte Carlo mean estimates of direct elasticity with pretest and positive-part Stein-like estimators are closer to the true value and have smaller standard errors than those with fully correlated RPL model estimator.
Alzheimer's Disease: APP, Gamma Secretase, APOE, CLU, CR1, PICALM, ABCA7, BIN1, CD2AP, CD33, EPHA1, and MS4A2, and Their Relationships with Herpes Simplex, C. Pneumoniae, Other Suspect Pathogens, and the Immune System
Chris Carter
International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , 2011, DOI: 10.4061/2011/501862
Abstract: Alzheimer's disease susceptibility genes, APP and gamma-secretase, are involved in the herpes simplex life cycle, and that of other suspect pathogens (C. pneumoniae, H. pylori, C. neoformans, B. burgdorferri, P. gingivalis) or immune defence. Such pathogens promote beta-amyloid deposition and tau phosphorylation and may thus be causative agents, whose effects are conditioned by genes. The antimicrobial effects of beta-amyloid, the localisation of APP/gamma-secretase in immunocompetent dendritic cells, and gamma secretase cleavage of numerous pathogen receptors suggest that this network is concerned with pathogen disposal, effects which may be abrogated by the presence of beta-amyloid autoantibodies in the elderly. These autoantibodies, as well as those to nerve growth factor and tau, also observed in Alzheimer's disease, may well be antibodies to pathogens, due to homology between human autoantigens and pathogen proteins. NGF or tau antibodies promote beta-amyloid deposition, neurofibrillary tangles, or cholinergic neuronal loss, and, with other autoantibodies, such as anti-ATPase, are potential agents of destruction, whose formation is dictated by sequence homology between pathogen and human proteins, and thus by pathogen strain and human genes. Pathogen elimination in the ageing population and removal of culpable autoantibodies might reduce the incidence and offer hope for a cure in this affliction. 1. Introduction Hundreds of genes have been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, many of which can be grouped into discrete signalling networks and pathways relevant to the various subpathologies, risk factors, and biochemistry of Alzheimer’s disease. Many of the environmental risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease, including infectious agents (herpes simplex, chlamydia pneumonia, and Borrelia burgdorferi) as well as Vitamin A deficiency, hypercholesterolaemia, hyperhomocysteinaemia or folate deficiency, oestrogen depletion, cerebral nerve growth factor (NGF) deprivation, diabetes, cerebral hypoperfusion (leading to hypoxia and hypoglycaemia) or are able to promote cerebral beta-amyloid deposition (in the absence of any particular gene variant) in animal models [1]. KEGG pathway and other analyses of the multiple genes implicated in Alzheimer’s disease have shown that subsets of susceptibility genes can be grouped into networks that are relevant to each of these amyloidogenic pathways (e.g., bacterial and viral entry pathways [1, 2], cholesterol/lipoprotein function [3, 4], growth factor signalling [5], folate and homocysteine pathways [6], insulin
Genetic evolution of cattle for beef production in new zealand
AH Carter
Genetics Selection Evolution , 1975, DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-7-2-238a
Comparison of sire breeds for crossbred lamb production from new zealand romney ewes
AH Carter
Genetics Selection Evolution , 1975, DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-7-2-231c
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