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Daughton C.G.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Ruhoy I.S.,Touro University Nevada | Ruhoy I.S.,University of Washington
Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are ubiquitous environmental contaminants, resulting primarily from excretion and bathing and from disposal of leftover drugs by consumers and healthcare facilities. Although prudent disposal of leftover drugs has attracted the most attention for reducing API levels in the aquatic environment, a more effective approach would prevent the generation of leftover drugs in the first place. Many aspects of the practice of medicine and pharmacy can be targeted for reducing environmental contamination by APIs. These same modifications - focused on treating humans and the environment as a single, integral patient - could also have collateral outcomes with improved therapeutic outcomes, and with a reduced incidence of unintended poisonings, drug interactions and drug diversion, and lower consumer costs. © 2011 Expert Reviews Ltd. Source

Hamera E.,University of Kansas Medical Center | Goetz J.,University of Kansas Medical Center | Brown C.,Touro University Nevada | Van Sciver A.,University of Kansas Medical Center
Psychiatry Research

Histories and physical exams, completed prior to starting aweight loss program, showed that 52% (N=106) had high risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), 40% had difficulty performing a tandem gait (indicator of balance), and 30% had an existing musculoskeletal disorder. These risks are realistic concerns when recommending exercise and/or walking. © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Source

Rempfer M.,University of Missouri - Kansas City | Brown C.,Touro University Nevada | Hamera E.,University of Kansas Medical Center
Psychiatry Research

Twenty-five individuals with serious mental illness completed a grocery shopping skills intervention and a test-train-test version of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), which yielded indices of static performance and learning potential. WCST learning potential predicted skill acquisition beyond the static index of traditional WCST performance. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Rosso J.Q.D.,Touro University Nevada | Rosso J.Q.D.,Del Rosso Dermatology Research Center
Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Polypodium leucotomas extract is a natural product derived from a tropical fern that is available as an over-Thecounter product in the United States and several other countries. A designated brand of oral Polypodium leucotomas extract has been shown in several research studies to exhibit a variety of antioxidant and photoprotective properties. Clinical research with this same formulation of Polypodium leucotomas extract has demonstrated multiple potential therapeutic applications. This article provides a thorough overview of research completed with Polypodium leucotomas extract and outlines suggested approaches for clinical use. Source

Zayat E.,Rockhurst University | Rempfer M.,University of Missouri - Kansas City | Gajewski B.,University of Kansas Medical Center | Brown C.E.,Touro University Nevada
Psychiatry Research

This study examined the relationships between a set of real-world performance measures and a set of executive function measures with a sample of community based individuals with schizophrenia (N=80). Participants were given a battery of cognitive tests and were evaluated with a real-world performance measure, the Test of Grocery Shopping Skills (TOGSS). Using canonical correlation analysis, executive functions of planning, problem solving, working memory, and task persistence were significantly related to grocery shopping efficiency and accuracy. Two canonical variates with moderate correlations (0.547 and 0.519) explain that 30% of the variance in the executive function and grocery shopping measures was shared. These results identify patterns of association between executive function performance and the independent living skill of grocery shopping indicating the Test of Grocery Shopping Skills may be considered a sensitive measure of executive function performance in a real-world setting. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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