Rachel R Osborn

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INTRODUCTION Vision and hearing loss are prevalent disorders in older adults although their effects on communication are not well documented. METHOD The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of older adults with sensory loss and their communication partners with regard to their communication, situational difficulties and conversational(More)
The European regulatory system for the approval of pesticides includes a thorough evaluation of risks to the environment and is designed to be protective of ecosystems. However, a decision to ban an agrochemical could also potentially have a negative impact on the value of ecosystem services, if resulting changes in crop management are damaging to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a constellation of neurologic, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal disturbances associated with opioid withdrawal, has increased dramatically and is associated with long hospital stays. At our institution, the average length of stay (ALOS) for infants exposed to methadone in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There are few data evaluating the role of inpatient rebound bilirubin levels in the management of infants readmitted after their birth hospitalization for indirect hyperbilirubinemia. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the clinical utility of inpatient rebound bilirubin levels within this patient population. METHODS A(More)
As the distance between two communicators increases, weaker sounds of speech become inaudible, conversation becomes more difficult and there is a greater need to resolve communication difficulties. This study investigated the effects of distance on face-to-face social conversation by 27 older adults with hearing impairment, under three listening conditions(More)
The opioid abuse problem in the United States has grown into an epidemic, with an estimated 2.5 million Americans currently dependent on heroin or prescription pain medications. One of the many consequences of this growing public health crisis has been a marked increase in the number of infants born to mothers who used opioids during pregnancy. The rate of(More)