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The University of Detroit Mercy is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational university in Detroit, Michigan, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of Mercy. Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., is the president. With origins dating from 1877, it is the largest Roman Catholic university in Michigan. UDM is one of the twenty-eight member Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States. Located across three campuses in Detroit, the school offers more than a hundred academic degrees and programs of study, including liberal arts, clinical psychology, business, dentistry, education, law, engineering, architecture, nursing and allied health professions. Listed below are some of the University's many distinguished alumni.UDM was ranked in the top tier of Midwestern regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings and has been for over a decade. In athletics, the University sponsors 19 NCAA Division I level varsity sports for men and women, and is a member of the Horizon League. The UDM men's basketball team won the 2012 Horizon League Championship. Wikipedia.

While rare, anesthesia breathing system obstruction can have devastating consequences. We created simulated occlusions of the expiratory and inspiratory limb of the circle breathing system in 3 current anesthesia workstations; Aisys, ADU (both by GE Healthcare, Madison WI), and Apollo (Draeger Medical, Telford, PA). The automated electronic checkout specific to each machine was then performed. The Aisys allowed users to accept both faults and initiate simulated patient care; the ADU and Apollo did not. Users must be aware of how to test for breathing circuit obstruction, and whether their own equipment does so adequately in the automated checkout. Copyright © 2014 International Anesthesia Research Society.

Dukhan N.,University of Detroit Mercy
Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME | Year: 2012

Momentum transport in porous media exists in numerous engineering and process applications, e.g., ground water pollution, storage of nuclear waste, heat exchangers, and chemical reactors. In many of such applications, the porous medium is confined by solid boundaries. These impermeable boundaries give rise to shear stress and boundary layers. The Brinkman-extended Darcy equation describes the momentum transport due to Newtonian fluid flow in confined porous media. This equation is solved analytically in a cylindrical system, employing an existing fully-developed boundary-layer concept particular to porous media flows. The volume-averaged velocity increases as the distance from the boundary increases reaching a maximum at the center. The mean and maximum velocities are obtained and their behavior is investigated in terms of pertinent flow parameters. The friction factor is defined based on the mean velocity and is found to be inversely proportional to the Reynolds number, the Darcy number, and the mean velocity. The analytical results are verified by experiments using two types of metal foam. In the Darcy regime, reasonably good agreement is found between the analytical and the experimental friction factors for the 20-pore-per-inch foam, while a poor agreement is found for the 10-pore-per-inch foam. © 2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Calley N.G.,University of Detroit Mercy
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse | Year: 2012

One hundred and seventy three male juvenile offenders were followed two years postrelease from a residential treatment facility to assess recidivism and factors related to recidivism. The overall recidivism rate was 23.9%. Logistic regression with stepwise and backward variable selection methods was used to examine the relationship between recidivism and nine specific variables: offense type, age at initial involvement in juvenile justice, child welfare system involvement, termination of parental rights, parental criminal history, family support, program completion status, length of treatment stay, and discharge placement. Offender type was the only factor found to have a significant impact on recidivism with general and substance-involved offenders more likely to recidivate than sex offenders. Implications for future research are discussed. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Groh C.J.,University of Detroit Mercy
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners | Year: 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) to determine what percent of rural women self-report as currently depressed when asked; (b) to explore the congruence between self-report of depression and Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) score; and (c) to identify factors associated with congruence between self-report of depression and CES-D score. Data source: Self-report data were collected from 140 women who lived in a rural community in the Midwest. The convenience sample was recruited at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Conclusions: The percent of rural women who self-reported as currently depressed was 36.4%. Congruence between self-report of depression and CES-D score was 76.8%, indicating the majority of women were able to identify if they were depressed or not. Women in the incongruent group were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, reported more headaches, and received treatment for depression in the past. Implications for practice: Dependence on primary care providers to identify and treat depression is the current standard of care for the vast majority of rural women. As more advanced practice registered nurses work in rural areas, they need to be cognizant of the high rates of depression in women and the most effective strategies for identifying and treating. © 2013 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Kulish N.,University of Detroit Mercy
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association | Year: 2010

The current intellectual scene in psychoanalysis is marked by vigorous theoretical controversies about gender. The ideas being debated have important implications for clinical work, which have not been thoroughly explicated or integrated into common practice. These implications include the following: gender can accrue idiosyncratic meanings; gender identity is considered fluid and rigidity of gender identity deemed problematic; gender-related conflicts are typically described as divergent; analysis of superego conflicts related to gender becomes particularly important; and, finally, gender-related biases are seen as inevitable and must be taken into account in the clinical situation. A detailed clinical example illustrates the application of these ideas. While the more dramatic cases related to gender have been more frequent subjects of study, conflicts about gender are everyday occurrences for our patients and deserve further attention.

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