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Nephrotic Sydrome Can Be a Marker for Prostatic Carcinoma  [PDF]
Natasha Takova, Alexander Otsetov
Modern Research in Inflammation (MRI) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/mri.2017.64004
Abstract: Paraneoplastic syndromes (PS) represent a large spectrum of symptoms, associated with malignant diseases. PS can be diagnosed in asymptomatic patients with occult carcinoma, clinically active cancer, and during clinical remission, suggesting a recurrence of the neoplasm. The underlying mechanisms of PS are not completely understood but several authors have suggested that the increased production of biologically active immune factors and cytokines from the neoplastic cells may underlie the etiology of PS. Although rare, the renal involvement of patients with prostatic carcinoma has been reported. The most common paraneoplastic-associated glomerulopathy in prostatic cancer is the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with nephrotic syndrome (NS). In this review, we aimed to discuss the incidence of nephrotic syndrome secondary to prostatic carcinoma, its challenging diagnosis, clinical manifestation, and treatment.
The Effects of Pre-Surgical Education on Patient Expectations in Total Knee Arthroplasties  [PDF]
Steven Furney, Natasha Montez
Open Journal of Preventive Medicine (OJPM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpm.2015.512050
Abstract: As patients prepare for total-knee arthroplasty surgery, they have many expectations related to their long-term recovery and function. This research examined whether the use of a pre-surgical patient education class with an additional long-term expectation module addressing recovery during the first 12 months after surgery was more effective in modifying participant’s pre-surgical expectations than participants receiving the standard pre-surgical education class alone. Prior to the class each participant completed one disease-specific instrument, a general-health survey, and a total-knee replacement expectation survey. After the class, each participant once again completed the total-knee replacement survey. Included in the study were 42 participants who were enrolled in a pre-surgical education course that was randomized. The participants in the control group received the standard pre-surgical education addressing pre-surgical topics. The participants in the intervention group received the standard pre-surgical education plus an additional module that specifically addressed long-term recovery and function up to 12 months post surgery. The primary outcome of the data revealed that participants’ who received the standard pre-surgical education with the additional module and who had an educational level higher than highschool, had expectations that were able to be modified to coincide with the surgeons’ expectations.
Perceptions of cultural competency of undergraduate nursing students  [PDF]
Diane Von Ah, Natasha Cassara
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2013.32024

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the level of cultural competence of undergraduate nursing students at a large Midwestern University. Background: Developing cultural competence of nurses is critical to meet the needs of our growing diverse society. Methods: A convenience sample of 150 undergraduate nursing students completed a one-time questionnaire assessing students’ cultural competence. Results: Nursing students’ rated their overall knowledge and comfort moderate to poor with only 28% rated themselves as very comfortable and 15% as very skillful in providing culturally competent care. Students rated their knowledge and comfort highest in taking a family history, whereas, the lowest scores were related to pregnancy and childbirth, death and dying, and organ donation in other cultures. Conclusions: Findings suggest that nursing students feel inadequately prepared to provide culturally competent care.

Barriers and Facilitators to Community Mobility for Assistive Technology Users
Natasha Layton
Rehabilitation Research and Practice , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/454195
Abstract: Mobility is frequently described in terms of individual body function and structures however contemporary views of disability also recognise the role of environment in creating disability. Aim. To identify consumer perspectives regarding barriers and facilitators to optimal mobility for a heterogeneous population of impaired Victorians who use assistive technology in their daily lives. Method. An accessible survey investigated the impact of supports or facilitators upon actual and desired life outcomes and health-related quality of life, from 100?AT users in Victoria, Australia. This paper reports upon data pertaining to community mobility. Results. A range of barriers and enablers to community mobility were identified including access to AT devices, environmental interventions, public transport, and inclusive community environs. Substantial levels of unmet need result in limited personal mobility and community participation. Outcomes fall short of many principles enshrined in current policy and human rights frameworks. Conclusion. AT devices as well as accessible and inclusive home and community environs are essential to maximizing mobility for many. Given the impact of the environment upon the capacity of individuals to realise community mobility, this raises the question as to whether rehabilitation practitioners, as well as prescribing AT devices, should work to build accessible communities via systemic advocacy. 1. Introduction Getting around at the home and in the community is a core activity, central to much human participation and therefore of key interest to rehabilitation practitioners. Identifying the constraints and supports which consumers perceive as impacting their current and desired life outcomes will both inform the work of rehabilitation practitioners and identify any barriers usually beyond the gaze of rehabilitation practice [1]. 1.1. Mobility Mobility, defined by the Oxford Dictionary of English [2] as the capacity to move, is a core element of human capacity. Independent mobility, preferably without the need for assistive technology (AT), is viewed as a key outcome measure, alongside communication and self-care, in the rehabilitation literature [3]. Health-related quality-of-life measures also regard the capacity to independently mobilize as a key indicator for quality of life [4, 5]. The extent of mobility will depend upon both the capacity of the person and the nature of the environments in which the person operates. A tension exists in considering the relationship between the person and the environment in which mobility takes
Weighted Hardy and Potential Operators in Morrey Spaces
Natasha Samko
Journal of Function Spaces and Applications , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/678171
Abstract: We study the weighted →-boundedness of Hardy-type operators in Morrey spaces ?,(?) (or ?,(?1
Parameter depending almost monotonic functions and their applications to dimensions in metric measure spaces
Natasha Samko
Journal of Function Spaces and Applications , 2009, DOI: 10.1155/2009/929041
Abstract: In connection with application to various problems of operator theory, we study almost monotonic functions w(x, r) depending on a parameter x which runs a metric measure space X, and the so called index numbers m(w, x), M(w, x) of such functions, and consider some generalized Zygmund, Bary, Lozinskii and Stechkin conditions. The main results contain necessary and sufficient conditions, in terms of lower and upper bounds of indices m(w, x) and M(w, x) , for the uniform belongness of functions w(·, r) to Zygmund-Bary-Stechkin classes. We give also applications to local dimensions in metric measure spaces and characterization of some integral inequalities involving radial weights and measures of balls in such spaces.
The use of private-sector contracts for primary health care: theory, evidence and lessons for low-income and middle-income countries
Bulletin of the World Health Organization , 2000, DOI: 10.1590/S0042-96862000000600014
Abstract: contracts for the delivery of public services are promoted as a means of harnessing the resources of the private sector and making publicly funded services more accountable, transparent and efficient. this is also argued for health reforms in many low- and middle-income countries, where reform packages often promote the use of contracts despite the comparatively weaker capacity of markets and governments to manage them. this review highlights theories and evidence relating to contracts for primary health care services and examines their implications for contractual relationships in low- and middle-income countries.
Escuelas de Medicina: los estudiantes de hoy
Revista médica de Chile , 2011, DOI: 10.4067/S0034-98872011000400016
Abstract: physicians that are faculty members in medical schools receive new students every year, and they are expected to prepare those students to become professionals. they usually appeal to their experience to meet that challenge. however, newer generations of students are different, and experience, with no formal training for teaching them, can be insuffcient. new characteristics of students can be related to their early contact in life with information technology. their brain has been somehow modifed by stimuli offered by this technology, and the way they learn has also been modifed. this paper is a refection about how students have changed and it analyzes how their learning experience needs to be modifed accordingly. teaching based only on experience might be insuffcient to fulfll the expectations of young students that have chosen the medical profession for their future.
Natasha Curson reviews Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender, ed. Sally Hines and Tam Sanger
Natasha Curson
Graduate Journal of Social Science , 2010,
Sklyanin Determinant for Reflection Algebra
Natasha Rozhkovskaya
Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry : Methods and Applications , 2010,
Abstract: Reflection algebras is a class of algebras associated with integrable models with boundaries. The coefficients of Sklyanin determinant generate the center of the reflection algebra. We give a combinatorial description of Sklyanin determinant suitable for explicit computations.
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