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Diet‐induced obesity alters anabolic signalling in mice at the onset of skeletal muscle regeneration
The purpose of this study was to determine how obesity alters inflammatory and protein synthetic signalling and MRF expression at the onset of muscle regeneration in mice. Expand
Use of the Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory in critical care orientation.
- N. Smith-Blair, M. Neighbors
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of continuing education in nursing
- 1 November 2000
A method used to measure nurses' dispositions toward critical thinking and the application of the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) in critical care orientation programs are described. Expand
Mechanisms of diaphragm fatigue.
- N. Smith-Blair
- AACN clinical issues
- 1 May 2002
The mechanisms occurring with diaphragm fatigue including sodium-potassium derangements, which cause a decrease in velocity of propagation of muscle action; inhibition of calcium release from the sacroplasmic reticulum; and increased oxygen free radical formation related to cellular energetics are explored. Expand
Total quality management and quality assurance: discussing the differences.
- G. Walker, L. Crossett, N. Smith-Blair, B. Cordell
- American journal of medical quality : the…
- 1 September 1993
The purpose of this article is to explain the pros and cons of Total Quality Management and standard Quality Assurance programs and to compare and contrast these two approaches. Expand
The effects of aerobic interval training on the left ventricular morphology and function of VLCAD-deficient mice
- C. Riggs, M. Michaelides, Koulla M. Parpa, N. Smith-Blair
- European Journal of Applied Physiology
- 17 July 2010
It was demonstrated that VLCAD± deficient mice handled interval training similarly to the non-deficient mice and structural but not functional differences among the three genotypes were demonstrated. Expand
Treatment and Prevention of Diaphragm Fatigue Using Low-Dose Dopamine
Investigation in anesthetized rats found low-dose dopamine can prevent and/or reverse diaphragmfatigue in rats without a significant change in aortic blood flow, resulting in less free radical formation and thus less muscle damage. Expand
Effects of pressure support ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure on diaphragm performance.
The results support that higher levels CPAP may hinder diaphragmatic function thus prolong mechanical ventilation and support that pressure support ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure should be increased. Expand
Making sense of a new nursing role: a phenomenological study of an organizational change.
- N. Smith-Blair, B. L. Smith, K. Bradley, C. Gaskamp
- Journal of professional nursing : official…
- 1 November 1999
It is suggested that the introduction of a new role can create turmoil and job insecurity in the current health care environment, and recommendations to support staff's efforts to "make sense" are provided. Expand
Research Interest Groups are Augmenting the Mission of SNRS: Message From the President.
The Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) established the Research Interest Groups (RIGs) to provide forums for nurse scientists to gather together and discuss common research interests and to provide opportunities for members to learn how approaches used by other scientists may be applied to current problems and lead to development of innovative solutions. Expand