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76 Immobilized heparin via a long chain poly(ethylene oxide) spacer for protein and platelet compatibilityWinters, SuzannePoly(ethylene oxide) has some unique solubility and hydrogen-bonding characteristics which have been used to explain its apparent inertness with regard to blood protein absorption and platelet interactions. A method has been developed to immobilize long chains of the hydrophilic and amorphous polym...Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
77 Drug release mechanisms from heterogeneous interpenetrating networksBrown, DanielThe objective of this research was to determine drug release mechanisms from HIPNs composed of a PTMO network and a copolymer of DMAAm and St. In order to gain a better understanding of the release mechanism the networks which compose the HIPN were studied separately. The DMAAm/St networks were sy...Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
78 Postnatal growth patterns of parenterally fed very-low-birth-weight infantsChien, Hsiu-ChuanThe purpose of this study was to examine the postnatal growth pattern of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants who were fed parenterally. A retrospective design was implemented. Chart review was the data collection method. A total of 166 VLBW infants without major genetic/chromosomal anomalies, marke...Nursing
79 Comparison of the effect of computer and manual reminders of compliance with a mental health clinic practice guidelineCannon, Dale S.The objective of this study was to evaluate the relative effectiveness of a computerized decision support system and a manual reminder system on the implementation of a Major Depressive Disorder clinical practice guideline in an outpatient mental health clinic. The study was a randomized clinical tr...Biomedical Informatics
80 Computerized protocol for weaning patients from mechanical ventilation using pressure supportRandolph, Adrienne G.An explicitly defined, open-loop computerized protocol to wean patients from mechanical ventilatory support using the pressure support mode was developed and tested. The logic in the protocol was refined through review of the literature, consensus of experts, computer simulation, bedside testing. ...Biomedical Informatics
81 Using natural language processing to assist automatic decision support systems and quality assurance in radiologyChapman, Wendy WebberThe output of a natural language processor can be used to generate higher level concepts useful for decision support and quality assurance in radiology. This dissertation describes three studies in which the output of a natural language processor called SymText was used to generate concepts that can...Biomedical Informatics
82 Sensory axon guidance molecules in avian skinCahoon-Metzger, Sharon M.The goal of this dissertation research was to identify and begin to characterize the contribution of two classes of molecules, chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) and neurotrophins (NTs) in patterning the innervation of avian skin. In particular, we investigate the role of these molecules in r...Neurobiology & Anatomy
83 Editing of hepatitis delta virus antigenomic RNA by recombinant human adenosine deaminases that act on RNALey, Herbert LeonardThe adenosine deaminases that act on RNA (ADARs) are a family of RNA editing enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic deamination of the C6 position of specific adenosines within the context of RNA. The deamination reaction converts targeted adenosines to inosines. Inosine, like guanosine, prefers to ...Biochemistry
84 Senseless nucleic acid macromolecules: synthesis, charatcerization and biological studiesHyde, Robyn MarieA substantial amount of research is currently being undertaken to create new anti-Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) drugs. Currently, 14 drugs belonging to three classes are approved for use in the treatment of HIV. Combination therapy utilizing drugs with different mechanisms of action does initia...Medicinal Chemistry
85 Interaction of calcium and local anesthetics with skeletal muscle microsomesBondani, AugustoThe influence of Ca++, several drugs, and pH on the binding of Ca++ by skeletal muscle microsomes was studies in vitro. A mass-law graphic analysis of the results revealed the presence of three distinct species of Ca++-binding sites in the microsomes, and the binding at only one of these sites was ...Pharmacology & Toxicology
86 Attempt at the integration of indigenous and Western medicines in BoliviaMann, N. ClayAn analysis was made of cultural components related directly to health and illness among rural inhabitants living on the high plains of the Andean mountains of Bolivia in order to identify constraints that may hinder the integration of traditional and Western medical regimes in the area. The paper:...Family & Preventive Medicine
87 In vivo 31p NMR as a noninvasive tool to study rodent cerebral metabolism as a function of ageStolk, Jacob AbrahamNuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies were performed with a two turn copper foil surface coil employing a unique transposition design that incorporates an explicit center tap ground of a widened bottom layer. Flexibility permitted easy conformation to tissues of interest thereby enhancing coil pe...Medicinal Chemistry
88 Fluidized-bed processing of Utah tar sandsWeeks, Joseph KeithAn indirect thermal method for recovering bitumen from oil-impregnated rock or tar sand using a two-stage, fluidized-bed reactor is developed. Ground tar sand is fed into a coking bed with a screw conveyor, where the bitumen is cracked, releasing volatile hydrocarbons and coating the sand particles ...Chemical Engineering
89 Evaluation of surgery in rheumatic heart disease.Patel, Dali Jehangir.Clinical and/or hemodynamic studies were carried out on 39 patients with mitral stenosis, before and after surgery. Criteria have been established for more precise diagnosis and an attempt has been made to evaluate objectively the results of mitral surgery. To determine the significance of mitral ...Surgery
90 Crosstalk and coupling in reflectometry testing of electrical wire faultsThomson, Lucas R.The focus of this thesis is the impact and use of crosstalk and coupling when testing for electrical wiring faults using reflectometry. This thesis describes a method for detecting and locating faults on cable shields using an adapted reflectometry system. A signal transmitted on the inner conduct...Electrical & Computer Engineering
91 Determining geologic controls on oil production through core-log calibration and linear regression analysis for the niobrara formation in silo field, wyomingWelker, Carrie MarieThe Niobrara Formation is an unconventional resource for onshore oil and gas production in the U.S. The Silo Field, located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Laramie County, Wyoming, has been producing from the Niobrara since 1981. The Niobrara is an interbedded source-rock marl and low-porosity chal...Geology & Geophysics
92 A case study of community cultural wealth among ""mountain west"" chicana/o college studentsValdez, Trina MarisaThe purpose of this qualitative study was to identify some of the cultural wealth and resources that Chicano/Latino college students, families, and communities hold and share. By using Latino critical race theory (LatCrit) to conceptualize cultural wealth, it was possible to focus this study on an ...Education Leadership & Policy
93 The influence of a birth film on attitudes toward labor and deliveryDahlman, SuzanneThis study was an attempt to determine the influence of viewing a birth film upon attitudes of expectant parents toward labor and delivery when the film was seen within the context of established prenatal classes. The data shows that neither the birth film nor the parents' own childbirth experience...Nursing
94 Effect of diabetic control on glycosylated hemoglobin and high-density lipoprotein levelsHunter, Tana WalchThis study investigated the relationship between diabetic control and heart disease risk in diabetic subjects. Glycosylated hemoglobin (Hb Alc) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels were used as control and risk indicators. The purpose of the study was to describe the relationship between indi...Nursing
95 Psychometric testing of three fatigue instruments with cancer outpatients in TaiwanShun, Shiow-ChingThe main purposes of this descriptive, repeated measures methodological study were to (a) examine the psychometric properties (reliabilities and validities) of the Chinese versions of the Cancer Fatigue Scale (C-CFS), the Fatigue Symptom Inventory (C-FSI), and the Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale-revis...Nursing
96 Friction reduction in co-axial catheter systemsDavis, MarkThe purpose of these experiments was to evaluate the effectiveness of treating manufactured catheters with radio-frequency induced plasma to obtain decreased static and dynamic friction between treated and non-treated catheters. This was accomplished by treating the catheters for 0, 5, 30, 120 and ...Bioengineering
97 Depression among older divorced peopleMcKay, Mary AnnThis ex post facto, descriptive, correlational study was designed to examine the degree of depression of 106 currently-divorced individuals over 50 years of age who had been married at least 15 years, separated not more than 4 years, divorced 3 years or less and living in Salt Lake County, Utah. Mea...Nursing
98 Structural and Biochemical Studies of the Transcription Elongation Factors Spt6 and TexClose, Devin WProper gene expression relies on the precise coordination of cellular processes that influence packaging, transcription, and processing of the genetic material. Linkage and regulation of these processes is organized by factors that remodel and modify nucleosomes, regulate transcription, and influ...Biochemistry
99 The effects of trimethadione and ethosuximide on ion movement across the toad bladder.Chen, Hsinyo.The effects of three drugs, pentylenetetrazol (PTZ), trimethadione (TMO), and ethosuximide on ion movement across the isolated toad urinary bladder as deduced from changes in short current (SCC) were studied, singly and in combination. The effects of the drugs were measured under control conditions...Pharmacology & Toxicology
100 The unbroken cord: the experience of infant relinquishment through adoption.Lauderdale, Jana L.This descriptive, exploratory study was designed to develop an understanding of women's experiences with infant relinquishment through adoption. Twelve women participated in the study. In this society, the single pregnant woman considering adoption has two acceptable alternatives: (a) closed adoptio...Nursing
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