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Walsh University is a private non-profit, 4-year, Roman Catholic university in North Canton, Ohio, USA. In 2009, there were approximately 2,935 students.It was founded in 1960 by the Brothers of Christian Instruction, initially as a liberal arts college. Walsh College became Walsh University in 1993. The University offers more than 50 majors, and five graduate programs including a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Walsh has satellite campuses in Medina, Canfield, Springfield Township, and its newest campus in Castel Gandolfo, Italy. It is endorsed by the The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. Wikipedia.

Whetstine L.M.,Walsh University
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology | Year: 2015

In this article I provide an overview of the moral and medical questions surrounding the use of cognitive enhancers. This discussion will be framed in light of 4 key considerations: (1) is there a difference between therapy and enhancement? (2) How safe are these interventions? (3) Is the use of nootropics cheating? (4) Would enhancers create a further divide of social inequality where only the very wealthy have access to them? © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Nunley J.A.,Duke University | Caputo A.M.,Duke University | Easley M.E.,Duke University | Cook C.,Walsh University
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A | Year: 2012

Background: The purpose of the present study was to document the patient self-reported improvements in quality of life, function, and overall impairment scores, as well as the improvement in the clinically derived outcome scores, following a Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) arthroplasty performed for the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. Methods: All patients who underwent a Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement arthroplasty from July 1998 through February 2008 were prospectively followed and retrospectively reviewed. All surgical procedures were performed by a single surgeon. Preoperatively and at subsequent follow-up visits, patients were assessed with (1) a visual analog scale (VAS) score for pain, (2) the Short Form-36 (SF-36) quality-of-life scale, (3) the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) hindfoot scale and subscales, (4) the Buechel-Pappas pain and function scores, and (5) the ankle range of motion. Additional measures that were recorded included (1) concomitant surgical procedures during the initial ankle replacement, (2) revision surgery during the follow-up period, and (3) any additional surgical procedures. Revision was defined as failure of either the tibial or the talar metallic component that required removal of a metallic implant for any reason. Results: Eighty-two consecutive patients were evaluated. The duration of follow-up ranged from twenty-four to 108 months (mean, sixty-one months; median, sixty months). During the follow-up period, three patients died and six patients moved out of the region. The latter six patients were followed by another surgeon group, and their data were included. Eight patients were lost to follow-up after twelve months. There were significant improvements in all outcome categories between the preoperative and postoperative evaluations. The most compelling finding of the present study involved the marked improvement in terms of the self-reported measures of impairments, quality of life, pain, and function. Conclusions: Total ankle arthroplasty with the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement prosthesis was associated with significant improvements in terms of pain, function, and quality of life after intermediate to long-term follow-up. Level of Evidence: Therapeutic Level IV. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. Copyright © 2012 by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated.

Young J.M.,Walsh University
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology | Year: 2013

To investigate the effectiveness of a centralized, nurse-delivered telephone-based service to improve care coordination and patient-reported outcomes after surgery for colorectal cancer. Patients with a newly diagnosed colorectal cancer were randomly assigned to the CONNECT intervention or usual care. Intervention-group patients received standardized calls from the centrally based nurse 3 and 10 days and 1, 3, and 6 months after discharge from hospital. Unmet supportive care needs, experience of care coordination, unplanned readmissions, emergency department presentations, distress, and quality of life (QOL) were assessed by questionnaire at 1, 3, and 6 months. Of 775 patients treated at 23 public and private hospitals in Australia, 387 were randomly assigned to the intervention group and 369 to the control group. There were no significant differences between groups in unmet supportive care needs, but these were consistently low in both groups at both follow-up time points. There were no differences between the groups in emergency department presentations (10.8% v 13.8%; P = .2) or unplanned hospital readmissions (8.6% v 10.5%; P = .4) at 1 month. By 6 months, 25.6% of intervention-group patients had reported an unplanned readmission compared with 27.9% of controls (P = .5). There were no significant differences in experience of care coordination, distress, or QOL between groups at any follow-up time point. This trial failed to demonstrate substantial benefit of a centralized system to provide standardized, telephone follow-up for postoperative patients with colorectal cancer. Future interventions could investigate a more tailored approach.

Amjad Z.,Walsh University
Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents | Year: 2011

Surfactants form a unique class of compounds that are used in a variety of applications including laundry detergents, dish washing liquids, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum processing, mineral ores, personal care, floor cleaners, paints, coatings, fuel additives, and photographic films.the present work a variety of surfactants containing different functional groups (i.e., anionic, non-ionic, amphoteric, cationic) has been used to study their influence on the performance of polymeric iron oxide dispersants. Effects of dispersant dosage, time, and polymer architecture have been investigated. The polymers tested include homopolymers of acrylic acid, maleic acid, methacrylic acid, 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic, 2-ethyloxazoline, and acrylic acid, maleic acid based copolymers containing different functional groups. It has been found that polymer performance as dispersant depends on dosage and polymer architecture. Results on the evaluation of surfactants suggest that compared to polymers, surfactants are ineffective iron oxide dispersants. Results on the impact of cationic surfactant (e.g., cetyltrimethyl ammonium chloride, CTAC) suggest that CTAC exhibits an antagonistic effect on the performance of polymers. It has also been found that cationic polymer (e. g., polydiallyldimethyl ammonium chloride) shows much stronger antagonistic effect than CTAC on the efficacy of polymers used as iron oxide dispersants in industrial water systems. The antagonistic behavior shown by cationic surfactant and cationic polymer on the performance of polymers has been explained in terms of cationic - anionic interactions. © Carl Hanser Publisher, Munich.

Amjad Z.,Walsh University
Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents | Year: 2011

The pH-stat technique was used to study the influence of various types of surfactants on the performance of polymers used as inhibitors for preventing the precipitation of calcium phosphate in industrial water systems. Four types of surfactants were evaluated: 1) anionic, 2) non-ionic, 3) amphoteric, and 4) cationic. The polymeric inhibitors studied include homo-, co-, and terpolymers containing different functional groups such as carboxylic acid, sulfonic acid, ester, and amide. It has been found that polymer dosage and polymer architecture play important roles in inhibiting calcium phosphate precipitation. The results on the evaluation of surfactants reveal that all surfactants are ineffective calcium phosphate inhibitors. Comparative inhibition data collected for various calcium phosphate inhibiting polymers in the presence surfactants containing different ionic charges are presented. Results are also discussed on the influence of cationic polymeric flocculant in preventing the precipitation of calcium phosphate by anionic polymeric inhibitors. © Carl Hanser Publisher, Munich.

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