Monthly Archives: May 2013

Content Analysis and Comparison of Women’s Literature: Relating Sex, Ethnics, and Communication in Gender

Ellen Wieberg, Pittsburg State University

Full paper: www.kon.org/urc/v12/wieberg.html

Abstract This content analysis bridges the gap between the theoretical in the field of gender studies and the historical situation of societal cultures and pressures surrounding gender with the everyday experiences that are still occurring presently. This paper focuses on nine separate observations from the reference, Sex, Ethnics, and Communication (Peterson, 2011); it then makes a comparison to the everyday life of an American undergraduate student and three other novels.

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Treatment of Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis

Kirstie B. Pistner, California University of Pennsylvania

Full paper: www.kon.org/urc/v12/pistner.html

Abstract Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder that causes rapid destruction to the sarcolemma, or cell membrane, of skeletal muscles. Such damage results in leakage of myoglobin and muscle protein into the urine. Complications of rhabdomyolysis can include compartment syndrome of the damaged muscles in the same fascial compartment, kidney failure, and, in extreme cases, death. The rapid detection of myoglobin, the cell’s store of oxygen, into the urine is paramount in the diagnosis and treatment of rhabdomyolysis in order to avoid severe complications and continued digression of the patient. A systemic review of online databases such as SPORTDiscus, MEDLINE, and CINAHL were utilized to conduct this research. Current clinical research suggests that electrolyte replacement through intravenous fluids and monitoring muscle enzyme levels are acceptable means for managing this skeletal muscle pathology.

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