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    • QR Codes For Good

      Redford, Gary; Miner, Corey Justin (The University of Arizona., 2019)
      This project is a payment transaction system based on QR codes. The purpose of the project is to create a system where you can donate to homeless people electronically. 70% of people today no longer carry cash, so homeless people are no longer getting the donations that they once got. Using QR codes, the homeless person can go to the public library and print a QR code, and then any person who wants to donate only needs to scan the QR code to donate. By having the money electronically, by partnering with homeless shelters or EBT program, the recipient of the donation can be restricted in what they can purchase. Not allowing them to buy alcohol or drugs can make people donating feel better about their donations as well. Overall, people are donating less and cash can be spent anywhere, but with this project, donations can be sent quickly and painlessly through a QR code.
    • THE QUAGGA MUSSEL (DREISSENA ROSTRIFORMIS BUGENSIS) INVASION OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

      Fitzsimmons, Kevin; WAGNER, MITCHELL HAROLD (The University of Arizona., 2016)
      First introduced in Western United States waters in 2007, the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) has rapidly spread throughout the Lower Colorado River and other bodies of water. Along the way, they have caused severe ecological and economical damage through ecosystem transformation and biofouling of water systems. To date, they have proved impossible to eradicate after colonization of a system. The best way to control quagga mussels is to prevent them from spreading to other waters. Once established, a combination of physical, chemical, and biological control methods need to be developed for that specific body of water. Continued research on best management practices and optimal facility designs are needed in order to control existing populations. Even though a solution for complete eradication of D. Bugensis has not been found to date, with public support and proper government funding, the effect of the quagga mussel in Western U.S. waters can be minimized.
    • QUALIFIED TO VOTE? THE QUESTION OF QUALIFICATION IN FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT

      COWELL, MITZI JO (The University of Arizona., 2008-05)
    • Qualitative Assessment of Activated Microglia and Astrocytes in Focal Cortical Dysplasia: Case Series of Pediatric Patients

      Yee, Nicole; The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix; Lifshitz, Jonathan; Adelson, P. David (The University of Arizona., 2017-05-22)
      Epilepsy is the most common neurologic condition seen in children. Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD), a seizure disorder characterized by abnormal cortical laminar development, comprises approximately 75% of medically intractable epilepsies in the pediatric population. A greater appreciation of the pathology and intrinsic properties of the epileptogenic zone may help in understanding why FCD lesions are drug‐resistant, and could potentially lead to more effective treatments in the pediatric population. Neuronal support cells such as microglia and astrocytes have shown to have a role in FCD pathology. These cells are also activated during aging and traumatic brain injury as evidence by morphological change. This study aims to characterize the spatial distribution of microglia and astrocytes using immunohistochemistry in dysplastic tissue of eight male pediatric patients diagnosed with FCD. Cortical specimens from patients who underwent surgical resection of focally dysplastic cortex at Phoenix Children’s Hospital between 2008 and 2014 were examined using immunohistochemistry. Primary antibodies against GFAP and Iba1, as well as structural staining using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), were incubated on sections and further analyzed using bright‐field microscopy. A pattern of perivascular activated microglia was observed in five patients around at least one blood vessel, while a pattern of non‐localized ramified microglia was observed in the other three patients. No identifiable pattern of astrocytic distribution was found. Thus, distinct patterns of microglia, rather than astrocytes, suggest dual underlying mechanisms of epileptogenesis.
    • Qualitative Human Health Analysis of Escherichia Coli, Fecal Coliforms, and Pseudemonas in Drinking Water of Himba and Zemba Villages in Epupa Falls, Namibia

      Wilson, Thomas B.; Dibene, Kathlyn Margaret (The University of Arizona., 2017)
      This project focused on drinking water quality with respect to human health at seven Himba and two Zemba villages in the Epupa Falls region of Namibia. Water quality tests were performed in eight locations using Watersafe bacteria test strips, which determined the presence or absence of bacteria that included Escherichia coli, fecal coliforms, and/or Pseudomonas. A survey with eight questions was administered to each village that focused on drinking water quality, sanitation, hygiene, and human health. The presence of E. Coli, fecal coliforms, and/or Pseudomonas occurred in 50% of the locations, the absence of these bacteria occurred in 25% of the locations, and an inconclusive test was in 12.5% of the locations. Diarrhea frequency ranged from multiple times a day to never having diarrhea, depending on the individual, and seven out of the nine villages (77.7%) stated that diarrhea can kill them. All of the villages noted that they do not have toilet facilities, and that individuals go behind a bush or tree near the village. Based on these findings, hygiene education, safe storage containers for water, and water treatment, such as chlorination, are needed to improve human health adversities.
    • Qualitative Research on Adoption and Adoption Incentives

      Sallaz, Jeff; Rotondi, Patricia Marie (The University of Arizona., 2015)
      Adoption is a very honorable cause that families partake in with hopes of offering children an opportunity who otherwise would have little or nothing at all. Though a noble fight, many children are still left behind in adoption centers with families out there wanting them, yet they are not matching up? I wanted to undercover why that was. My paper is a Qualitative Research project on the adoption process conducted through four personal interviews from successfully adopting families. Through my interview schedule the goal of my research was to look for patterns and trends in the adoption process to better understand how it works. Along with my findings, my overall purpose was through learning of how it really works, to then possibly correct flawed mechanisms in our adoption systems to produce better outcomes for the children, as well as all of society.
    • Quality and Cost of Ginning Upland Cotton in Arizona

      St. Clair, James S.; Roberts, Arthur L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1956-09)
    • Quality assurance and accreditation of LIS education in Indian universities: Issues and perspectives

      Sarkhel, Juran Krishna; Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S. (School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, 2006)
      This paper provides a brief overview of the present status and problems of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in Indian universities with an emphasis on the need for its internal quality assurance and accreditation by an external agency. The University Grants Commissionâ s (UGC) efforts for the improvement of quality of LIS education have also been highlighted. A set of objective indicators has been developed on the basis of an understanding of the global developments in the activities and services of libraries and information centers, the national environment, the outcome of National As-sessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the observations and recommendations arising from different national level seminars and workshops to facilitate the assessment and accreditation of LIS education.
    • Quality Assurance and Food Safety: Activity Guide

      Pater, Susan; Cuneo, Dr. Peder; English, James; Fish, Dean; Kock, Tim; Marchello, Dr. John; Peterson, Bob; Animal Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-02)
      The youth manual is a reference manual for the youth livestock quality assurance program. The curriculum is designed to provide youth and adults with a better understanding of the risks involved in the food production industry, better understand the good Production Practices (GPP's) that can help them produce a safer product and therefore, implement these GPP's in their own livestock production system.
    • Quality Assurance and Food Safety: Trainer's Reference

      Pater, Susan; Cuneo, Dr. Peder; English, James; Fish, Dean; Kock, Tim; Marchello, Dr. John; Peterson, Bob; Animal Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-02)
      This trainer's reference is for use in implementing the youth livestock quality assurance program. The curriculum is designed to provide youth and adults with a better understanding of the risks involved in the food production industry, better understand the Good Production Practices (GPP's) that can help them produce a safer product and therefore, implement these GPP's in their own livestock production system.
    • Quality Assurance and Food Safety: Youth Manual

      Pater, Susan; Cuneo, Dr. Peder; English, James; Fish, Dean; Kock, Tim; Marchello, Dr. John; Peterson, Bob; Animal Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-02)
      The youth manual is a reference manual for the youth livestock quality assurance program. The curriculum is designed to provide youth and adults with a better understanding of the risks involved in the food production industry, better understand the good Production Practices (GPP's) that can help them produce a safer product and therefore, implement these GPP's in their own livestock production system.
    • Quality assurance of information science program: Chiang Mai University

      Saladyanant, Tasana; Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S. (School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, 2006)
      Quality Assurance System has been implemented in Thai universities since 1997, initiated by the Ministry of University Affairs. According to the National Education Act 1999, the Office of Education Standards and Evaluation was set up to respond for external assessment while educational institutions do internal assessment. The Information Studies Programs, Chiang Mai University uses QA system and mechanisms as tools to improve quality. Two main elements need strongly support are faculty de-velopment and research.
    • Quality Evaluation of Barley Varieties from On-Farm Tests - 1977

      Parsons, David K.; Dennis, Robert E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1978-09)
    • Quality Evaluation of Wheat from On-Farm Tests 1977

      Parsons, David K.; Story, Thomas; Dennis, Robert E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1978-09)
    • The Quality of Arizona Cotton

      Matlock, R. L.; Kennedy, J. R. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1935-06-01)
    • Quality of Arizona Domestic Waters

      Smith, H. V. (Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1963-11)
    • Quality of Bowel Preparation does not Influence Adenoma Detection Rate

      Barendrick, Lindsay; The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix; Guha, Sushovan (The University of Arizona., 2019)
      Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the gold standard and quality measure for screening colonoscopies, however the impact of bowel preparation quality on ADR is not clearly understood. The aim of our study was to investigate the influence of bowel preparation quality on ADR in screening colonoscopies.
    • Quality of Cotton Planting Seed

      Taylor, B. B.; Kirkpatrick, P.; Hofmann, W. C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1979-02)
    • Quality of Life and Pain After Transobturator Mesh Placement

      Coyne, Catherine A.; The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix; Hibner, Michael (The University of Arizona, 2017-04-28)
      Extreme controversy surrounds the uncertainty of pelvic mesh and sling devices to essentially cure patients of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A relatively new product that has taken the market by storm is the tension free Vaginal Tape‐ Obturator (TVT‐O) mesh by Ethicon, Gynecare. It has obtained Center for Disease Control approval and labeled a “clinically proven, safe product with a 90% cure rate for urinary incontinence,” according to the manufactures website (Ethicon, Gynecare)4, 8. One side effect that is known about this particular device is its ability to leave patients post surgery with unbearable, chronic pelvic pain2. Although the mesh is needed to prevent urinary incontinence, it is pivotal that the quality of life of our patients does not suffer appreciably with elective, non‐life threatening procedures. Another common mesh product is the pelvic sling by Monarc. One‐study reports more than 95 percent of patients who underwent elective surgery with the insertion of Monarc sling achieved complete dryness and did not require the use of pads following the procedure22. These are successful outcomes, but what occurs with the minority of patients that have unfavorable outcomes such as chronic pain12, 15, 16? A retrospective study was completed to deduce the onset of pain and severity of pain caused by the TVT‐O mesh and Monarc mesh‐utilizing data from Dr. Hibner’s patients. There were 19 chronic pelvic pain patients with an average age of 50, standard deviation of 11 years, seen by Dr. Hibner and his colleagues. These patients completed the International Pelvic Pain assessment form upon their first visit to the office and SF‐36 scores of physical and mental scores were obtained. Results found physical scores of 29.5 and mental scores of 36 in pelvic pain patients, which were higher than certain other chronic, medical diseases1. We were able to conclude that patients with pelvic pain from mesh have lower physical and mental SF‐36 scores than patients with other chronic diseases representing a decreased quality of life overall.
    • Quality of Pima Cotton Seed as Affected by Field Weathering and Immature Seed

      Glat, Daniel; Kirkpatrick, Pat; Taylor, Brooks; Williams, Dale (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1981-02)