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Lincoln, NE, United States

Midland University is a private liberal arts college with an approximate enrollment of 1,100 students. The 33-acre academic and residential campus is located in Fremont, Nebraska, 25 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska. The university offers over thirty undergraduate bachelor's degrees and three graduate master's degrees, including Master of Business Administration , Master of Education in Leadership, and Master in Professional Accounting.Fielding athletic teams known as the Midland University Warriors, the college is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics . The university’s official colors are navy blue, orange, and white. The university offers several extracurricular activities, including 25 varsity athletic teams, leadership and service groups, clubs, and organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities.Known as Midland Lutheran College from 1962-2010, the university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.The university ranked 69 in the Regional Colleges Midwest Rankings of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking of colleges. Wikipedia.

Kollins S.H.,Duke University | Jain R.,R D Clinical Research Inc | Jain R.,Midland University | Brams M.,Bayou City Research Ltd. | And 4 more authors.
Pediatrics | Year: 2011

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of clonidine hydrochloride extended-release tablets (CLON-XR) combined with stimulants (ie, methylphenidate or amphetamine) for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, children and adolescents with hyperactive- or combined-subtype ADHD who had an inadequate response to their stable stimulant regimen were randomized to receive CLON-XR or placebo in combination with their baseline stimulant medication. Predefined efficacy measures evaluated change from baseline to week 5. Safety was assessed by spontaneously reported adverse events, vital signs, electrocardiogram recordings, and clinical laboratory values. Improvement from baseline for all efficacy measures was evaluated using analysis of covariance. RESULTS: Of 198 patients randomized, 102 received CLON-XR plus stimulant and 96 received placebo plus stimulant. At week 5, greater improvement from baseline in ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) total score (95% confidence interval: -7.83 to -1.13; P = .009), ADHD-RS-IV hyperactivity and inattention subscale scores (P = .014 and P = .017, respectively), Conners' Parent Rating Scale scores (P < .062), Clinical Global Impression of Severity (P = .021), Clinical Global Impression of Improvement (P = .006), and Parent Global Assessment (P = .001) was observed in the CLON-XR plus stimulant group versus the placebo plus stimulant group. Adverse events and changes in vital signs in the CLON-XR group were generally mild. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that CLON-XR in combination with stimulants is useful in reducing ADHD in children and adolescents with partial response to stimulants. Copyright © 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Source

Smith S.,Irish Economic and Social Research Institute | Horgan F.,Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | Sexton E.,Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | Cowman S.,Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | And 8 more authors.
Age and Ageing | Year: 2012

Background: stroke is a leading cause of death and disability globally. The economic costs of stroke are high but not often fully quantified. This paper estimates the economic burden of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in Ireland in 2007. Methods: a prevalence-based approach using a societal perspective is adopted. Both direct and indirect costs are estimated. Results: total stroke costs are estimated to have been €489-€805 million in 2007, comprising €345-€557 million in direct costs and €143-€248 million in indirect costs. Nursing home care and indirect costs together account for the largest proportion of total stroke costs (74-82%). The total cost of TIA was approximately €11.1 million in 2007, with acute hospital care accounting for 90% of the total. Conclusions: the chronic phase of the disease accounts for the largest proportion of the total annual economic burden of stroke. This highlights the need to maximise functional outcomes to lessen the longer term economic and personal impacts of stroke. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. All rights reserved. Source

Knudtson C.A.,Midland University
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2015

Students in undergraduate organic chemistry courses are frequently overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of information they are expected to learn. To aid in students learning of organic functional groups, a novel card game "ChemKarta" is reported that can serve as a useful alternative to flashcards. This pedagogy is a simple matching game, in which students identify functional groups on molecules. ChemKarta has a large card set to immerse students in course material and to allow teachers to mine the game for class and exam questions. It is easily customized by the addition or removal of cards to adjust content to fit an individual course. Students found the game easy to learn and responded favorably to its use as an educational tool. © 2015 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc. Source

Conway P.,United Medical Systems | Goodrich K.,Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation | MacHlin S.,Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | Sasse B.,Midland University | Cohen J.,Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health Services Research | Year: 2011

Objective. To categorize national medical expenditures into patient-centered categories. Data Sources. The 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a nationally representative annual survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Study Design. Descriptive statistics categorizing expenditures into seven patient-centered care categories: chronic conditions, acute illness, trauma/injury or poisoning, dental, pregnancy/birth-related, routine preventative health care, and other. Data Collection Methods. MEPS cohort. Principal Findings. Nearly half of expenditures were for chronic conditions. The remaining expenditures were as follows: acute illness (25 percent), trauma/poisoning (8 percent), dental (7 percent), routine preventative health care (6 percent), pregnancy/birth-related (4 percent), and other (3 percent). Hospital-based expenditures accounted for the majority for acute illness, trauma/injury, and pregnancy/birth and over a third for chronic conditions. Conclusions. This patient-centered viewpoint may complement other methods to examine health care expenditures and may better represent how patients interact with the health care system and expend resources. © Health Research and Educational Trust. Source

Dietz T.H.,Angelo State University | Scott C.B.,Angelo State University | Campbell E.J.,Texas AgriLife Research Center | Owens C.J.,Angelo State University | And 2 more authors.
Rangeland Ecology and Management | Year: 2010

Redberry (Juniperus pinchotii Sudw.) and ashe (Juniperus ashei Buchh.) juniper dominate rangelands throughout central Texas. Our objective was to attempt to improve the efficacy of goats as a biological control mechanism for juniper through behavioral training. Conditioning sheep and goats to increase the palatability of chemically defended plants can be a useful tool in brush control. Previous research illustrated that goats can be conditioned to consume more juniper while in individual pens when foraging choices are limited. To test whether this creates a longer-lasting increase in juniper preference, we determined if goats would continue to consume juniper on pasture for one year after being fed juniper in individual pens for 14 d. Female Boer-cross goats (n=40) were randomly divided into two treatments: conditioned and naive to juniper. At approximately 12 mo of age, conditioned goats were placed in individual pens and fed redberry juniper 1 h daily for 14 d, while naive goats received only alfalfa pellets to meet maintenance requirements. After the pen-feeding phase of the study, goats were placed in one of four pastures (10 goats·pasture-1) for 12 mo. Two pastures housed conditioned goats, and two pastures housed naive goats at a moderate stocking rate (1 animal unit · yr-1 · 8 ha-1). Bite count surveys were conducted twice per month, while herbaceous standing crop and monoterpene levels were measured once per month. Juniper preference varied monthly; however, conditioned goats consistently ate more (P<0.05) juniper than naive goats except for April, when the study began, and March, when the study ended. When selection of herbaceous forages decreased, conditioned goats increased selection of juniper, while naive goats increased selection of other palatable shrubs. Seasonal changes of monoterpene levels in juniper had no apparent effect on juniper preference. We contend that feeding juniper at weaning will increase use of the plant in grazing situations. © Society for Range Management. Source

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