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With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Kathleen S. Gillespie, RN, BSN, MBA, CNE, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. She is a Registered Nurse with 30 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially surgical and medical cardiac critical care. Kathleen is currently serving patients as an Orthopedic Service Strategist for Virtua Health System in Marlton, New Jersey. Kathleen obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The College of New Jersey, followed by her Master’s of Business Administration degree from Eastern University. Additionally, she holds certification in Nursing Administration through the American Nurses Association. Kathleen maintains a professional membership with the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, and is an inductee of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She attributes her success to her yearning to continue to learn, to improve patient care, and her wonderful mentors along the way. When she is not working, Kathleen enjoys running and playing golf. Learn more about Kathleen here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4133783/info/ and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


PubMed | Hahnemann University, ANSAR Medical Technologies Inc., Eastern University and Drexel University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Heart international | Year: 2016

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major health concern, affecting nearly half the middle-age population and responsible for nearly one-third of all deaths. Clinicians have responsibilities beyond diagnosing CHD, including risk stratification of patients for major adverse cardiac events (MACE), modifying the risks and treating the patient. In this first of a two-part review, identifying risk factors is reviewed, including more potential benefit from autonomic testing.Traditional and non-traditional, and modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for MACE where compared, including newer risk factors, such as inflammation, carotid intimal thickening, ankle-brachial index, CT calcium scoring, and autonomic function testing, specifically independent measurement of parasympathetic and sympathetic (P&S) activity.The Framingham Heart Study, and others, have identified traditional risk factors for the development of CHD. These factors effectively target high-risk patients, but a large number of individuals who will develop CHD and MACE are not identified. Many patients with CHD who appear to be well-managed by traditional therapies still experience MACE. In order to identify these patients, other possible risk factors have been explored. Advanced autonomic dysfunction, and its more severe form, cardiac autonomic neuropathy, have been strongly associated with an elevated risk of cardiac mortality and are diagnosable through P&S testing.Independent measures of P&S activity, provides additional information and has the potential to incrementally add to risk assessment. This additional information enables physicians to (1) specifically target more high-risk patients and (2) titrate therapies, with autonomic testing guidance, in order to minimize risk of cardiac mortality and morbidity.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.prlog.org

-- Melbadelphia Entertainment announced that multi award-wnining DIVA DOCS Web TV Talk show "Inspire & Empower"is nominated as an Official Selection in the reality/documentary/talk category for the prestigious Los Angeles Web Series Festival (a.k.a. LAWeb Fest), taking place at Warner Brothers Studio, Saturday April 29Diva Docs hit the ground running in 2017 with the nomination for the latest series, "Inspire & Empower", a 7-episode series of which 4 episodes are dedicated to raising awareness about Childhood Auto Inflammatory Diseases (CAIDs).The exclusive 4-episodes about LIVING WITH CAIDs feature guests Lisa Moreno Dickinson and her sons Aidan and Brody talking with host Elisa O'Keefe-Smith, each telling their story about "Living with CAIDS" from their own perspectives.Lisa Moreno-Dickinson is is founder and president of Stop CAID Now, a 501C3 charity organization, and is a  tireless advocate and champion for sick children with auto inflammatory diseases including her two young sons, Aidan and Brody, who both suffer rare, genetic, inflammatory diseases, grouped together under the umbrella term CAID (Childhood Auto Inflammatory Disease).Ironically, or perhaps appropriately, the award announcement comes on Rare Disease Day (Feb 28). Visit "Living with CAIDS" on Diva Docs TV at http://bit.ly/ StopCAIDNow DIVA DOCS Web TV Talk Show has established itself as the Web TV Talk Show to watch, with multipe nominations and wins in 2015 and 2016.StopCAIDnow, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is recognized globally. The foundation is focused on treatments, awareness, diverse genetic testing, and genomics. With increased awareness about CAID and your help, the StopCAIDNow foundation will be able to bring this cure home. Every child should know the meaning of living a normal healthy life without pain and suffering. Your help IS the change of a child's future."DIVA DOCS are role models who young women can look up to. In today's appearance-orientated media, there is a need for empowered, intelligent women. People are tuniøg in because we break the mold of boring doctor stereotype, and instead we are bold, controversial, courageous, and sexy, while still maintaining our empowerment and intelligence"creator/producer/host Elisa O'Keefe-Smith said.DIVA DOCS WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSwww.DivaDocs.org          YouTube:www.YouTube.com/DivaDocsTVFacebook: www.Facebook.com/DivaDocs          Instagram/Twitter: @Diva_DocsThe Los Angeles Web Series Festival (a.k.a. LAWeb Fest) is the oldest, largest and most popular web series festival in the world. Established in 2010 by Emmy-winning TV producer & 4-time NAACP Image Award-winning producer & playwright Michael Ajakwe Jr., LAWeb Fest was created to showcase, promote, and reward as many deserving web series as possible and provide a unique networking platform, especially for independent producers who make 90% of all web series.LAWeb Fest takes place at Warner Bros Studios April 28-30, with the awards show Saturday April 29. For additional information, go to www.lawebfest.comMelbadelphia Entertainment, LLC, is headed by Elisa O'Keefe-Smith, and covers various entertainment ventures. Trademarks owned are "Melbadelphia"and "Diva Docs". Elisa holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern University, and is a doctoral candidate at Walden University.For additional information, go to www.Melbadelphia.com


Gurol B.,Ankara University | Bradstreet D.H.,Eastern University | Okan A.,Ankara University
New Astronomy | Year: 2015

We present the results of our investigation on the geometrical and physical parameters of the W UMa-type binary V546 And from analyzed CCD (BVRI) light curves and radial velocity data. The photometric data were obtained in 2010 and 2011 at Ankara University Observatory (AUO) and the spectroscopic observations were made in 2010 at TUBITAK National Observatory (TUG). Light and radial velocity observations were analyzed simultaneously by using the Wilson-Devinney (2013 revision) code to obtain absolute and geometrical parameters. The system was determined to be a W-type W UMa system. Combining our photometric solution with the spectroscopic data we derived masses and radii of the eclipsing system to be M1=0.275M⊙,M2=1.083M⊙,R1=0.661R⊙ and R2=1.229R⊙. We finally discuss the evolutionary status of the system. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Gurol B.,Ankara University | Gursoytrak S.H.,Ankara University | Bradstreet D.H.,Eastern University
New Astronomy | Year: 2015

We present the results of our investigation on the geometrical and physical parameters of the W UMa type binary system BO Ari from analyzed CCD (BVRI) light curves and radial velocity data. The photometric data were obtained in 2009 and 2010 at Ankara University Observatory (AUO) and the spectroscopic observations were made in 2007 and 2010 at TUBITAK National Observatory (TUG). These light and radial velocity observations were analyzed simultaneously by using the Wilson-Devinney (2013 revision) code to obtain absolute and geometrical parameters. The system was determined to be an A-type W UMa system. Combining our photometric solution with the spectroscopic data we derived masses and radii of the eclipsing system to be M1=0.995M1,M2=0.189 M1,R1=1.090R1 and R2=0.515R1. Finally, we discuss the evolutionary status of the system. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Kim J.-H.,Illinois State University | Park J.-S.,Eastern University | Chung H.-W.,University of Houston | Boote B.W.,Illinois State University | Lee T.R.,University of Houston
RSC Advances | Year: 2012

This report describes the preparation and characterization of palladium nanoshells protected with alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and their application as efficient catalysts. Monodispersed silica core particles (∼100 nm in diameter) were prepared and coated with a thin layer of palladium (∼20 nm in thickness). Subsequently, the palladium nanoshells were treated with two separate alkanethiol adsorbates having different alkyl chain lengths: dodecanethiol (C12SH) and hexadecanethiol (C16SH). The optical properties, morphology, and chemical structure/composition of these nanoshells were thoroughly examined by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. Additional studies revealed that these SAM-coated palladium nanoshells possessed enhanced colloidal stability in nonpolar solvents and in the solid state. Further, palladium nanoshells modified with C16SH SAM coatings were employed in the Suzuki coupling of phenylboronic acid with iodobenzene in organic solvents. Notably, these SAM-coated nanoshells afforded a greater conversion yield than that of related bare palladium nanoshells. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


PubMed | Eastern University and Drexel University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Heart international | Year: 2016

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major health concern, affecting nearly half the middle-age population and responsible for nearly one-third of all deaths. Clinicians have several major responsibilities beyond diagnosing CHD, such as risk stratification of patients for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and treating risks, as well as the patient. This second of a two-part review series discusses treating risk factors, including autonomic dysfunction, and expected outcomes.Therapies for treating cardiac mortality risks including cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN), are discussed.While risk factors effectively target high-risk patients, a large number of individuals who will develop complications from heart disease are not identified by current scoring systems. Many patients with heart conditions, who appear to be well-managed by traditional therapies, experience MACE. Parasympathetic and Sympathetic (P&S) function testing provides more information and has the potential to further aid doctors in individualizing and titrating therapy to minimize risk. Advanced autonomic dysfunction (AAD) and its more severe form cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy have been strongly associated with an elevated risk of cardiac mortality and are diagnosable through autonomic testing. This additional information includes patient-specific physiologic measures, such as sympathovagal balance (SB). Studies have shown that establishing and maintaining proper SB minimizes morbidity and mortality risk.P&S testing promotes primary prevention, treating subclinical disease states, as well as secondary prevention, thereby improving patient outcomes through (1) maintaining wellness, (2) preventing symptoms and disorder and (3) treating subclinical manifestations (autonomic dysfunction), as well as (4) disease and symptoms (autonomic neuropathy).


Jackson C.,Eastern University
Holistic Nursing Practice | Year: 2010

Several models of care that are based on quality, loving relationship are explicated that can enhance nursing work environments. Measurable improvements in quality of care for patients and quality of life for healthcare professionals can be derived by applying these practical approaches. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Jackson C.,Eastern University | McLaughlin K.,Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Teti B.,Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Journal of Pediatric Health Care | Year: 2011

Back pain is a relatively common complaint presenting to the primary care practitioner and is addressed with increasing frequency in the pediatric literature. Back pain is not uncommon in adolescents and often is symptomatic of a relatively benign musculoskeletal etiology. Back pain in children less than 10 years of age and most especially less than 4 years of age can signal a more alarming underlying condition. Evaluation requires a complete history including psychosocial and cultural considerations. Additionally a thorough clinical examination, strategic lab work and judicious imaging are imperative. Management and appropriate referral is specific to the underlying disease process. A holistic, individualized plan of care with inherent involvement of the child and parent/caregiver is essential to ensure safety and enhance outcomes. © 2011 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.


Messina S.,National institute for astrophysics | Millward M.,York Creek Observatory | Bradstreet D.H.,Eastern University
New Astronomy | Year: 2015

We are carrying out a series of photometric monitoring to measure the rotation periods of members in the young β Pictoris Association, as part of the RACE-OC project (Rotation and ACtivity Evolution in Open Clusters). In this paper, we present the results for HD 155555C which is believed to be physically associated to the spectroscopic binary V824 Ara (HD 155555) and thus constituting a triple system. We collected B, V, and R-band photometric data timeseries and discovered from periodogram analysis the rotation period P = 4.43 d. Combined with stellar radius and projected rotational velocity, we find this star almost equator-on with an inclination i ≃ 90°. The rotational properties of HD 155555C fit well into the period distribution of other β Pic members, giving further support to the suggested membership to the association and to its physical association to V824 Ara. A comparison with pre-main-sequence isochrones from various models allows us to estimate an age of 20 ± 15 Myr for this triple system. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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