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The rate of cesarean delivery in the United States (22.8% in 1993) has remained stable since the mid-1980s after dramatic increases during the 1970s and early 1980s. The primary cesarean rate (16.3 cesareans in 1993 per 100 women with no history of previous cesarean delivery) was also stable from 1988 to 1993. During this same period, the rate of vaginal(More)
Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) describes the total amount of water lost through the skin, a loss that occurs constantly by passive diffusion through the epidermis. Although TEWL is a normal physiological phenomenon, if it rises too high, the skin can become dehydrated, disrupting form and function and potentially leading to infection or transepidermal(More)
In this paper we describe the cases developed in response to the multifaceted challenges we faced in educating IT professionals in intermediate-level programming. The challenges included: the practical nature of the subject, the level of skill attained, preparing students for the workplace and class size. We implemented Problem-Based Learning (PBL) as the(More)
"This article presents descriptive statistics for remarriages [in the United States] according to the combined marital histories of brides and grooms. In 1988, 745,000 divorced men and 748,000 divorced women remarried. For each sex, 61% married divorced, 35% married single, and 4% married widowed partners. On average, the grooms were 39 and the brides(More)
Both the increasing knowledge needed to practise as a professional, and the accelerating rate of change within the discipline suggest that traditional learning models may not address the requirements of learners. Problem-based learning (PBL) and design studios (DS) are two approaches that focus on learners developing characteristics of lifelong learning.(More)
The object of this analysis was to identify predictors of narcotic analgesic use during medical abortion. A total of 2121 women with pregnancies of </=63 days gestational age received 600 mg mifepristone followed 48 h later by 400 microg oral misoprostol in a single arm clinical trial perfomed at 17 centers in the US. We tested the effects of subject(More)
Recognising the present paucity of doctors trained at the University of the West Indies who are working in rural government health facilities in Jamaica, and its impact on the health services, this study was done to determine the factors influencing the decision of UWI-trained interns to work in these facilities post-internship. A questionnaire was(More)