Learn More
OBJECTIVE AND PARTICIPANTS In 2006, the authors examined intention to receive an HPV vaccine among 340 college students. METHODS A total of 138 men and 202 women completed questionnaires. The authors measured intention by asking participants how likely they would be to accept an HPV vaccine that prevented against (1) all HPV, (2) cervical cancer but not(More)
Sensorimotor smoking stimuli are important determinants of cigarette use. The present study aimed to determine whether denicotinized cigarettes lose their reinforcing and/or subjective effects over a 9-day outpatient period when they are smoked with or without concurrent transdermal nicotine. After a preferred brand baseline, 68 participants were randomized(More)
Prosthetic use and satisfaction in wounded servicemembers and veterans with unilateral upper-limb loss has not been thoroughly explored. Through a national survey, we enrolled 47 participants from the Vietnam conflict and 50 from Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) with combat-associated major unilateral upper-limb loss. Upper-limb(More)
The conditioned taste aversion (CTA) is routinely used to assess the aversive consequences of anorexic agents, including potential pharmacological therapies for obesity. In a typical CTA paradigm, rats briefly sampling a novel tastant (e.g., saccharin) are acutely administered with toxin (e.g., lithium chloride, LiCl). After as few as one taste-toxin(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of paper cardiopulmonary resuscitation records. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Twenty-six-bed video-monitored pediatric cardiac ICU. PATIENTS All patients who had a resuscitation event with available video and electronically stored vital sign and waveform data from May 2012 to February 2013. INTERVENTIONS None. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if development of an extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation simulation program reduced extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation times in real patients DESIGN : Before-after study. SETTING Twenty-six bed pediatric cardiac ICU in a tertiary urban hospital. PATIENTS Forty-three cardiac patients (aged 1 d to 16 yr) who(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this review are to describe the education and critical thinking skills that characterize pediatric critical care nursing and how these skills impact patient care and outcomes in pediatric cardiac critical care. DATA SOURCE MEDLINE and PubMed. CONCLUSIONS Pediatric cardiac critical care nurses manage complex and vulnerable(More)
OBJECTIVE To elicit the perceptions of bedside critical care nurses toward continual in-house attending coverage and its effect on patient safety, communication, and nursing education. DESIGN A 5-point Likert-type questionnaire was designed to evaluate the perception of bedside nurses in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) toward the(More)