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  • A Critique Of A Systematic Review And Meta Analysis

    Healthcare professionals are faced with important decisions every day that can mean the difference between life and death. Clinicians use evidence from research, clinical expertise and patient’s preferences to make clinical decisions. Often, the available evidence is so vast that finding the appropriate course of action becomes a daunting process. Consequently, the critical appraisal of evidence has become a valuable skill to clinicians. Evidence is ranked in a hierarchy system. The highest level of evidence include systematic reviews, which are a compilation of studies that address a particular clinical question (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2015, p. 11). This essay will present a critique of a systematic review and meta-analysis. The systematic review used for this critique discusses the risk factors associated with intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome among adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) have being linked to increased mortality within intensive care patients. Unfortunately, the risk factors proposed by the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome are mostly based on opinion or pathophysiology (Holodinsky et al., 2013). Consequently, a systematic review of the multiple studies published was needed to determine evidence-based risks associated with IAH or ACS. Discussion Holodinsky et al. (2013) developed a search and inclusion protocol…

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  • Evidence-Based Practice And Clinical Decision-Making

    approach optimised access to a diverse range of relevant information (Robb & Shellenbarger, 2014). To further narrow the results, key combination words such as cannula, intravenous, nursing, infection, catheter, peripheral, phlebitis and management were entered for scanning. Although challenges were indicated with authors using the terms catheter and cannula interchangeably, once apparent, a wider range of articles were retrieved. Furthermore, searches performed on databases was achieved with…

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  • Early Ambulation: A Literature Review Study

    effect of early mobilization in the mechanically ventilated patient. Literature review. Literature search was completed using a comprehensive Google Scholar search using terms: “Early ambulation intubated patients”, “Early ambulation ICU intubated patients”, “Early ambulation ICU ventilated patients”, “Effects of early ambulation intubated patients”, “Effects of early ambulation mechanically ventilated patients”, “Mechanically ventilated patient early ambulation outcomes”, “Systematic Review…

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  • Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis

    Viewpoint of the author: The author writes to answer the articles heading on “Is online education good or bad? And is this really the right question?”. He proposes that online education is neither a straight good or bad, rather a balanced analysis on both traditional and online education should be given. As shown below: “Enthusiasts of online courses say “of course it is good,” but I see this as a kind of “trick question.”” “In the same way that we can have good (and not so good)…

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  • Analysis Of Meta-Methyl Nitrobenzoate

    appearance. The melting point of the Meta-Methyl nitrobenzoate product formed was at 76.2 ‐ 78°C. The appearances of the TLC for the crude product, starting material and recrystallized appear to the similar; they all looked dark brown under the UV light. Also, their Rf values indicate that the recrystallized solute moved less distance compare to the crude product and started material. This suggests that the product made was Meta-Methyl nitrobenzoate even if it has little different melting point…

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  • Transition To Parenthood: A Meta Analysis

    Mitnick, D. M., Heyman, R. E., & Smith, S. A. M. (December 01, 2009). Changes in relationship satisfaction across the transition to parenthood: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 6, 848-852. doi:10.1037/a0017004 The authors, researchers at the Stony Brook University and State University of New York, use data from 37 studies that followed couples from pregnancy to then the birth of their first child and four studies that followed newlywed couples who did not have children. These…

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  • Meta-Awareness And Argumentative Analysis

    Both meta-awareness and metacognition share the same prefix, meta-, which means applying the base word unto itself; in meta-awareness, a person is aware of being aware and in metacognition, a person is perceiving that he is perceiving the world. Through this word structure examination, one connection between meta-awareness and metacognition is clearly visible. Moreover, another aspect uniting these two phenomena is their relation to the conscious activities happening in the various parts of the…

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  • Mental Illness: A Meta Analysis

    A stigma can be defined as a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. It is shown that the stigmas of mental illness are more negative than positive, and these stigmas affect the person with such conditions. Patrick Corrigan, author of “Challenging the Public Stigma of Mental Illness: A Meta-Analysis of Outcome Studies,” explains to us that public stigma (the prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population that affects a person) has been…

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  • Gender Differences In Personality: A Meta Analysis

    The thought may occur to some people that animals of the same species have differing behaviors between genders, potentially crossing over to explain the dissimilarity between male and female human behavior. However studies show there isn’t much variance, if at all. For example, Alan Feingold, author of “Gender Differences in Personality: A Meta-Analysis,” conducted a secondary check between the data and the conclusion of three experiments and found errors between the results and the data…

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  • Nida Denson Meta-Analysis Examples

    Denson’s meta-analysis was designed to examine the connection between the diversity – related initiatives and racial bias. The meta-analysis sought to answer three primary questions , what is the magnitude of the general relationship between cocurricular and curricular diversity activities on racial bias?, Is there heterogeneity? And if there is heterogeneity, why? (Denson, 2009). In answering these questions, Denson examined classroom diversity in Higher School Education and the benefits of the…

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