Using Skinner's Model of Verbal Behavior Analysis to Study Aggression in Psychiatric Hospitals (Report)

Using Skinner’s Model of Verbal Behavior Analysis to Study Aggression in Psychiatric Hospitals (Report)

Introduction Skinner’s (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior has its roots in a series of lectures first presented at the University of Minnesota in the late 1930s, and subsequently at Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. In these lectures Skinner proposed a new theory of verbal behavior, which differed from existing explanations of verbal behaviour […]

The Culture of Vascular Access Cannulation Among Nurses in a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (Report)

The Culture of Vascular Access Cannulation Among Nurses in a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (Report)

Introduction Vascular access is referred to as the “lifeline” for individuals receiving hemodialysis (HD). Clinical practice guidelines in both the U.S. and Canada recommend the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the preferred type of access for patients requiring chronic HD. The AVF is the vascular access of choice for HD because of its longevity and lower […]

Behavioral vs. Cognitive Views of Speech Perception and Production (Report)

Behavioral vs. Cognitive Views of Speech Perception and Production (Report)

Introduction The study of speech perception and production has been dominated largely by cognitively oriented researchers and theorists. However, cognitive theories do not translate well into actually teaching speech and language. Because of its emphasis on behavior and its foundation of experimentally derived principles of learning, operant learning theory, on the other hand, has for […]

Follicular Lymphoma in Staging Bone Marrow Specimens: Correlation of Histologic Findings with the Results of Flow Cytometry Immunophenotypic Analysis (Clinical Report)

Follicular Lymphoma in Staging Bone Marrow Specimens: Correlation of Histologic Findings with the Results of Flow Cytometry Immunophenotypic Analysis (Clinical Report)

* Context.–Bone marrow (BM) examination is part of the staging workup of lymphoma patients. Few studies have compared BM histologic findings with results of flow cytometric immunophenotyping analysis in follicular lymphoma (FL) patients. Objective.–To correlate histologic findings with immunophenotypic data in staging BM biopsy and aspiration specimens of FL patients.

Influence of Water Restriction on the Hematology of Broilers (Report)

Influence of Water Restriction on the Hematology of Broilers (Report)

Byline: Yasser Saleem Mustafa, M.A. Muneer and Rahat Muneer ABSTRACT: Water restriction at different time intervals on broiler chicks was studied. It was observed that water restricted birds had non-significant (P greater than 0.05) differences in blood cells population except lymphocytes percentage was found higher in groups A (43.7+2.47), C (43.7+1.16) and D (53.3+1.30) than […]

Logical Alternatives to Aphasia Therapy when Evidence-Based Research is Lacking (Clinical Note *) (Report)

Logical Alternatives to Aphasia Therapy when Evidence-Based Research is Lacking (Clinical Note *) (Report)

Speech-language pathologists should always provide evidence-based therapies for their aphasic patients. Unfortunately, there is not always evidence-based research demonstrating effective treatment approaches for each type of aphasia, modalities of deficits, and individual patient variables related to age, gender, education, etiology, and other diversity issues. This article discusses clinical syllogisms related to intuition, authority, and relative […]

Reply to Ozsoylu S., Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in Childhood (Author Reply) (Report)

Reply to Ozsoylu S., Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in Childhood (Author Reply) (Report)

To The Editor, I sincerely thank the reader for going through my article [1] and raising his doubts. In fact, this review was written basically for general pediatricians about the practical management of acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura in children keeping in view the recommendations of American Society of Hematology [ASH] [2]. So the purpose of […]