Joel P Jennings

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OBJECTIVE To assess the level of expectation and satisfaction of patients with asthma regarding the counseling provided by community pharmacists, and to identify the counseling information patients consider important in helping them manage their asthma. DESIGN Mailed survey. PARTICIPANTS 208 patients seen in the University of Utah Asthma Clinic for at(More)
Much has been written in the lay literature regarding potential benefits of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Although it was removed from the over-the-counter market in 1985, the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act of 1994 allowed the drug to be marketed as a food supplement. Because DHEA no longer falls under the scrutiny of the Food and Drug(More)
Burn patients have altered aminoglycoside pharmacokinetics, which often result in subtherapeutic serum concentrations when these drugs are administered by conventional dosing (CD) methods. First-dose (FD) pharmacokinetic calculations can be used in these patients to determine an appropriate dosing regimen. We reviewed our experience with FD methods (12(More)
Heterogeneity within tumour cell populations is associated with an increase in malignancy and appears to play an important role during cancer metastasis. Using in silico experiments, we study the interplay between collective behaviours and cell motility heterogeneities in a model system. Working with tumour spheroids that contain two non-proliferating cell(More)
Heterogeneity within tumour cell populations is commonly observed in most cancers. However, its impact on metastatic dissemination, one of the primary determinants of the disease prognosis, remains poorly understood. Working with a simplified numerical model of tumour spheroids, we investigated the impact of mechanical heterogeneity on the onset of tumour(More)
Comprehensive long-term care policy has many hurdles to overcome before it becomes a reality. The biggest hurdle is the price tag! Estimates range from $6 billion (Pepper's home-care bill) to $46 billion (Stark's long-term care coverage bill). Congressional insiders predict that federal long-term care coverage must contain "pay-as-you-go" financing to win(More)
Obesity is the fastest-growing cause of disease and death in the United States, with minority populations suffering some of the most severe consequences. Latinos constitute 16% of the U.S. population as of 2010, and have a higher proportion of the population that is overweight and obese compared with their non-Hispanic Black and White counterparts. Although(More)
305 Lysosomal storage diseases are a set of genetic diseases that occur due to dysfunction or mislocalization of proteins responsible for degradation of the endocytosed material. As a result, the cells accumulate storage bodies containing undigested proteins, lipids and other high-molecular compounds. A majority of storage diseases is associated with(More)