The Daddy Double-Bind: How the Family and Medical Leave Act Perpetuates Sex Inequality Across All Class Levels.

The Daddy Double-Bind: How the Family and Medical Leave Act Perpetuates Sex Inequality Across All Class Levels.

For over a decade there has been a great deal of discussion in America about work-family conflict or work-life balance. These discussions have typically focused on the plight of women, mothers in particular, and the inhospitable labor market. (1) Advocates who seek to improve the status of women have been vocal in demanding changes in […]

U.S. Army Medical Correspondence Course: Poultry II, Chicken, Turkey, Ducks, Geese, Inspection, Identification Marks, Class and Quality, Grade and Rating

U.S. Army Medical Correspondence Course: Poultry II, Chicken, Turkey, Ducks, Geese, Inspection, Identification Marks, Class and Quality, Grade and Rating

This subcourse is a continuation of the advanced correspondence course for the Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist. Subcourse MD0728 reviews the information in the basic level subcourse MD0712, Poultry I, and provides additional information. You may want to review material in MD0712 prior to starting this subcourse. Upon completion of this subcourse, you should have gained […]

Amateur Radio Quick Study Guide: Amateur Extra Class, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020

Amateur Radio Quick Study Guide: Amateur Extra Class, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020

There is no greater feeling than passing and receiving your Amateur Extra radio license. Unfortunately, the reality is that life sometimes gets in the way and causes delays. This Quick Study Guide has been designed with the time starved individual in mind that wishes to obtain their amateur extra radio license with little time to fit into […]

Agents for Treatment of Overactive Bladder: A Therapeutic Class Review (Pharmacology Notes) (Clinical Report)

Agents for Treatment of Overactive Bladder: A Therapeutic Class Review (Pharmacology Notes) (Clinical Report)

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a medical syndrome defined by symptoms of urgency, with or without urge urinary incontinence (any involuntary loss of urine), usually with frequency and nocturia. Although anticholinergic agents have been the first-line treatment for OAB for many years, the efficacious pharmacologic management of this condition has been compromised by concerns regarding tolerability. […]

Fluoroquinolone Drug Class Update (Pharmacology Notes)

Fluoroquinolone Drug Class Update (Pharmacology Notes)

The approval of trovafloxacin (Trovan, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998 was met with great excitement by many clinicians based on its utility as monotherapy for numerous indications. In comparison with other available fluoroquinolones, trovafloxacin offered enhanced activity against anaerobic and gram-positive organisms, including Streptococcus pneumonia. In […]

Caspofungin: The First Agent Available in the Echinocandin Class of Antifungals (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Caspofungin: The First Agent Available in the Echinocandin Class of Antifungals (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Caspofungin acetate (Cancidas, MK-0991, L-743,872) is a parenteral antifungal agent indicated in the treatment of invasive aspergillosis in patients who are intolerant of or whose infection is refractory to other antifungal therapies. It is the first member of a novel class of antifungals, the echinocandins, to be made available in the USA. As a class, […]

Tigecycline (Tygacil): The First in the Glycylcycline Class of Antibiotics (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Tigecycline (Tygacil): The First in the Glycylcycline Class of Antibiotics (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Tigecycline is the first drug in the glycylcycline class of antibiotics. Although it is structurally related to minocycline, alterations to the molecule resulted in its expanded spectrum of activity and decreased susceptibility to the development of resistance when compared with other tetracycline antibiotics. Tigecycline has a broad spectrum of activity, including activity against drug-resistant gram-positive […]