Cynthia L. Phelps

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The Ah receptor (AhR) mediates many, if not all, of the toxic and biological effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD, dioxin) and related halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons. Although wide variations in species sensitivity to these compounds have been observed, numerous biochemical and physiochemical characteristics of the AhR appear similar(More)
Parents of premature infants often receive infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training prior to discharge from the hospital, but one study showed that 27.5% of parents could not demonstrate adequate CPR skills after completing an instructor-led class. We hypothesized that parents who viewed an instructional video on infant CPR before attending the(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading killer of women in the United States, yet medical care is often based on evidence from clinical trials performed predominantly with men. Numerous studies show that CVD risk factors, clinical presentation, treatment, and treatment outcomes can vary between men and women. METHODS The Cochrane Library(More)
We typed 39 sets of multiple bacterial isolates of the same species from patients by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic DNA (PFGE). Isolates were cultured from different sites or over a 2-week or longer interval. Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Enterobacter cloacae(More)
The prevalence of possible cross-transmission of selected bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and enterococci) among infected patients was evaluated in five intensive care units (ICUs) over 6 months. A total of 284 isolates from clinical specimens were typed by plasmid(More)
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are widely used in educational institutions around the world. The purpose of this poster is to review the characteristics of evaluations of these systems consulting two kinds of sources: Peer-reviewed journals and Web documents. Our results show that the current emphasis is on evaluating the technology, which suggests the(More)
We evaluated test discriminatory power and DNA type alterations among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains by testing 199 sequential isolates from 39 patients collected over 30 to 228 days. Isolates were typed by one or three different methods (restriction endonuclease analysis of plasmid DNA [REAP] with or without pulsed-field gel(More)
Brains Rule! Neuroscience Expositions is a project designed to improve neuroscience literacy among children and the general public by applying a model where neuroscience professionals transfer knowledge and enthusiasm about neuroscience through fun, engaging hands-on activities. This educational model draws strength from many national and local partnerships(More)
FELT PROBLEM: Technology integration continues to be a challenge for health science faculty. While students expect emerging technologies to be used in the classroom, faculty members desire a strategic process to incorporate technology for the students' benefit. OUR SOLUTION: We have developed a model that provides faculty a strategy for integrating emerging(More)
The interaction of Candida albicans clinical isolates with primary and established fibroblast cultures was studied. The intent was to determine whether yeast adherence and invasion of nonendothelial cell monolayer cultures could be quantitated reproducibly and whether this system could be used for future studies on yeast pathogenesis. Our results(More)