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- 1Kerridge, Teresa A.
- 1Lang, John Cameron
- 1Mahdavi, Hamed
- 1Popa, Monica
- 1Pravdivyi, Igor
- 1Snow, Nicole
An individual’s body weight is tightly regulated by balancing food intake with energy expenditure. This is accomplished in part by secretion of the hormone leptin by adipocytes, an excess of which signals to reduce appetite and increase activity through action in the hypothalamic region of the...
Efficacy and side-effect profiles of lactulose, docusate sodium, and sennosides compared to PEG in opioid-induced constipation: A systematic reviewDownload
Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is an unpleasant and ubiquitous side effect of opioid treatment. Ineffective treatment of OIC can result in decreased adherence to opioid therapy, decreased quality of life, and increased morbidity and mortality. The constipating effects of opioids result from...
Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) involve mandated community treatment for individuals with severe, persistent mental disorders. The use of CTO legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada is explored in this study through institutional ethnography (IE). This method is used by...
Microbial pollution of water is one of the principal causes of life-threatening diarrheal diseases in the developing world. Ultraviolet (UV) light is increasingly recognized as a viable alternative for the disinfection of drinking water and wastewater in developed countries, but its feasibility...
Periodic solutions and bistability in a model for cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I)Download
HTLV-I is the first discovered human retrovirus and a causative agent of both adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (or tropical spastic paraparesis) (HAM/TSP). Previous models have been successful in providing insight into the progression of HTLV-I infection. The...
Small-talk, flattery, teasing, ridicule, threats or insults are part of the daily fabric of consumers’ life. This dissertation is concerned with the way consumers behave toward others depending on how they are treated themselves. ‘Pay-it-forward’ is the notion that a person who is treated well by...
THE APPLICATION OF ALGAE FOR THE REMOVAL OF METALS AND NAPHTHENIC ACIDS FROM OIL SANDS TAILINGS POND WATERDownload
Bitumen recovery produces a large volume of TPW, which must be reclaimed using an efficient and cost-effective method. In this thesis, the ability of algae for in situ treatment of TPW, with a focus on metal and total acid-extractable organics (TAOs) removal, was assessed. An indigenous alga,...