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101 An Analysis of knowledge engineering process.Shu, Jing.Knowledge engineering is the process of building and maintaining the knowledge base of an expert system. This research is focused on knowledge engineering process. This thesis analyzes the different intellectual task involved in creating completed frames in the hematology domain, which is part of ...Biomedical Informatics
102 The relationship of life stress in preschool children and their mothers.Foster, Terrel Ann.Health care professionals are increasingly concerned as they recognize the influence of life stress upon the health of those within contemporary society. Research supports this concern by substantiating the hypothesis that life stress can evoke a wide variety of physiological and psychological chan...Nursing
103 Iliad: a computer program for managing personal bibliographic knowledge bases.Smith, James CarrILIAD is a microcomputer based program that has been developed to facilitate the construction and management of bibliographic knowledge bases. The contents of these knowledge bases are selected bibliographic citations to the literature. The knowledge base contents are organized by knowledge models...Biomedical Informatics
104 Selenium removal processes from Great Salt Lake, Utah: estimating sedimentation and verifying volatilization fluxesOliver, Wade AustinRemoval processes for selenium (Se) from the Great Salt Lake, Utah (GSL) are investigated by estimation of sedimentation flux from analysis of lake cores and direct measurement of volatilization flux for comparison to a predictive model. To estimate Se removal by sedimentation, lake sediment core...Geology & Geophysics
105 Low versus high fluid therapy in infants with respiratory distress.Von der Ahe, Laurie; Weeks, LaurieTwo hundred and two neonates, ranging from 24 to 38 weeks gestation, were retrospectively studied to determine the relationship between volumes of fluid delivered and associated morbidity and mortality. Fluid intakes were calculated on a cc/kg/day basis for the first 5 days of life. Descriptive st...Nursing
106 Effect of caloric concentration of initial feeding on incidence of feeding intolerance in very-low-birth-weight infants.Karp, Tracy BFeeding the very low birth weight (VLBW) infant (birth weight less than 1500 grams) is an area of Nutrition;al management without consistent application. Various caloric concentrations have been recommended for the first enteral feeding. The problem of this study was to identify the effect of the ...Nursing
107 High performance liquid chromatography of coal derived liquidsMiller, Jason WilliamTwo methods of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) were developed £o separate coal derived liquids (CDL) obtained from the University of Utah's coiled tube, short residence time, hydroliquefaction reactor. The fractions collected from these chromatographic separations were further ana...Fuels Engineering
108 Conflict management behavior of the staff nurse.Barker, GayleThe purpose of this study was to determine the conflict management behavior modes most often employed by the registered staff nurse at McKay-Dee hospital Center in Ogden, Utah and St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. To accomplish this objective, a descriptive approach was employed u...Nursing
109 Kinetics of homologous recombination in Xenopus oocytes: effects of homology length and substrate concentration.Dawson, Renée Janine.We use oocyte nuclei from the South African frog, Xenopus laevis, as an in vivo system for the study of extrachromosomal homologous recombination. Previous experiments from our lab have best supported an annealing mechanism which we refer to as resection-annealing to emphasize the role of the 5'? 3...Biochemistry
110 Use of a relaxation/guided-imagery tape to improve the experience and outcome of pregnancy in nulliparas.Gordon, Donna Marie.This is a study of the relationships between illness proneness, life change stress, and toxemia of pregnancy. Illness proneness, common pregnancy symptoms and life change stress data were obtained from the Utah-IIIC test battery developed and administered by the Pregnancy, Illness Proneness, and St...Nursing
111 A Computerized radiology ordering/reporting system based on most likely diagnoses.Gennaro, John Louis.This descriptive study (1) identified and compared the stress levels and coping mechanisms of 24 parents of pediatric heart transplant patients and pediatric patients with chronic heart disease and, (2) identified ways health care providers can assist these parents in the coping process. Both groups...Biomedical Informatics
112 A tool to measure perceptions of school nurse functions.Pitcher, Donna LouThe purpose of this study was to develop a tool to measure adults' and adolescents' perceptions of school nurse function. Two major steps were involved in the formulation of the questionnaire, Perceptions of School Nurse Functions. The initial step involved the formation of the 71 items, a review ...Nursing
113 An assessment of decubitus ulcers, contractures, urinary-tract infec/ tions and hypostatic pneumonia as indices of nursi-ngcare in three extended care facilities in the Salt Lake Valley.Cullen, Mary Elizabeth, Sister.This study was undertaken in an attempt to determine whether certain physiological complications commonly found in incapacitated patients are correlated with an agency's staffing pattern and to detect if a difference exists in the nursing care rendered to patients in three extended care facilities. ...Nursing
114 Role of PGRMC1 in intracellular sterol transport.Warnick, Darren CCholesterol is an essential component of mammalian cells. Cellular cholesterol levels are tightly regulated by various, well-characterized, homeostatic mechanisms that reside primarily in the endoplasmic reticulum. As the majority of cellular cholesterol resides in the plasma membrane and membrane d...Human Genetics
115 The occurrence of depression in patients following coronary artery bypass graft surgeryDe Prima, Alicia GailA descriptive correlation study was conducted with 110 postoperative coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients at the Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, California. The purpose of the research project was to determine the occurrence of depression in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) pat...Nursing
116 Toward a theory of helpfulness for the elderly bereaved: an invitation to a new lifeRigdon, Imogene StewartThe purpose of this study was to generate a theory of helpfulness for the elderly bereaved, grounded in the data which were the responses of the bereaved research participants concerning the following issue: (a) the advice they would give to others who have lost a spouse, (b) how others are helpful...Nursing
117 In vitro activation of procarbazine to sytotoxic speciesSwaffar, Diane ShominProcarbazine is a 1,2-disubstituted hydrazine derivative that acts as a methylating agent in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, leukemias, lymphomas, and brain tumors. The anticancer activity of this agent results from oxidation to azoprocarbazine and additional N-oxidation to a mixture of azoxy is...Pharmacology & Toxicology
118 Comparison of high school future nurse club members with nonmembers on opinions about mental illnessHelm, Sandra BerlinThe purpose of this study was to determine if there were any significant differences in the opinions towards mental illness between high school Future Nurse Club members and high school non-future Nurse Club members. Cohen and Struening's (1960) Opinions About Mental Illness Scale which measures fi...Nursing
119 The development and impact of a pediatric antiinfective decision support toolMullett, Charles J.Computerized medical decision support tools have been shown to improve the quality of care and have been cited as one method to reduce pharmaceutical errors by the Institute of Medicine. An existing adult antiinfective decision support tool was enhanced by adding medical logic to make it appropriate...Biomedical Informatics
120 Recognition of ubiquitin-conjugates by the 26S proteaseDeveraux, Quinn L.Multiubiquitination is a key step leading to the selective degradation of abnormal polypeptides and many important regulatory proteins by a large multisubunit enzyme--the 26S protease. However, the mechanism by which ubiquitin-conjugates are recognized by this enzyme is unknown. I used a protein bin...Biochemistry
121 Women's explanations for depressionRhea, Martha H.This descriptive, exploratory study was designed to develop an understanding of women's spontaneous descriptions of depression and its causes. Twenty-eight women participated with in-depth interviews. Numerous theoretical perspectives have been offered as explanation of the high prevalence of depr...Nursing
122 Activation of the apoptotic pathway in response to chemotherapy in childhood leukemiaLiu, TongAcute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric malignancy. Although patients with ALL have benefited greatly from dramatic advances in chemotherapy, a substantial number of patients eventually fail to respond to treatment, and their prognosis is poor. Cytotoxic chemotherapeutic age...Pathology
123 Oxidation and condensation of zinc fume in steelmaking off-gas systemsBronson, Tyler MarkOff-gas dust wastes from steelmaking processes contain a number of by-product metals, which are hazardous to dispose of by landfill. With the increased use of electric arc furnaces, zinc has become a significant by-product in the off-gas dust and a main inhibiter of off-gas dust disposal as common ...Metallurgical Engineering
124 Model-based collision avoidance for dynamic single- and multi-robot systems: theory and application in ground and aerial robotsBareiss, Daman FThis dissertation solves the collision avoidance problem for single- and multi-robot systems where dynamic effects are significant. In many robotic systems (e.g., highly maneuverable and agile unmanned aerial vehicles) the dynamics cannot be ignored and collision avoidance schemes based on kinemati...Mechanical Engineering
125 Intensity-only imaging with waves, restarted inverse born series, and analysis of coarsening in polycrystalline materialsBardsley, PatrickWe first study the inverse problem of recovering a complex Schro ?dinger potential from a discrete set of measurements of the solution to the Schro ?dinger equation using different source terms. We solve this problem by generalizing the inverse Born series method to nonlinear mappings between Banach...Mathematics
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