Graduating Physician Assistant Studies Students’ Culminating Capstone Presentations

 
Physician Assistant (PA) students will showcase their capstone presentations from Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, October 4. The presentations cover a variety of timely healthcare issues, ranging from effective treatments to preventing addiction relapse, the use of 3D printing to create joint replacements, using gene therapy treatments for certain types of cancers, and much more.

The presentations are open to Salus University students, faculty and staff, as well as the local community at large.
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Salus University
8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
South 305

10:00 AM
Is Prophylaxis Successful in the Prevention of Bacterial Vaginosis Recurrence?
 
10:30 AM
Positive Long Term Health Outcomes: Recognizing When to Screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences In Order To Prevent Chronic Disease and Premature Death In The Adult Patient
 
11:00 AM
Benefit of Immediate Disease-Modifying Therapy in Clinically Isolated Syndrome
 
11:30 AM
Should Human Papillomavirus Vaccination be a Mandatory Vaccination and Recommended as Best Practice for 11-12 Year-Old Males And Females for the Prevention of Human Papillomavirus Infection and HPV Associated Cancers within the United States?
 
1:00 PM               
Can Moderate to Severe Persistent Acne Vulgaris in Female Patients be Used as an Effective Screening Tool for hyper Androgenic Conditions Like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
 
1:30 PM
Can Patients with Recent Onset Atrial Fibrillation, Without Significant Comorbidities and at Low Risk for Complications, Undergo Cardioversion and be Safely Discharged Directly from the Emergency Department?
 
2:00 PM               
Is Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors a Risk of Dementia and Vitamin Deficiencies in the Geriatric Population?
 
2:30 PM               
Risk-Benefit of Long Term PPI Therapy in Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
Salus University
8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
South 305

 
1:00 PM               
Amongst HIV-Negative Individuals, What are The Long- And Short-Term Risks And Benefits Of Tenofovir As Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep) For Protection against HIV?
1:30 PM               
Gene Therapy (Viral Gene-Delivery Vehicles) and Oncolytic Viral Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer: A Promising New Therapy for High-Grade Gliomas?
 
2:00 PM               
Can Long-Acting Naltrexone be an Effective Treatment Option to Prevent Relapse in Heroin Addicted Offenders in the Criminal Justice Setting?
 
2:30 PM
Does Gene Therapy Utilizing Vectors Improve Prognosis Compared to Stem Cell Therapy and Enzyme Replacement Treatment for Patients with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy?
 
3:00 PM
What Role Does Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT) Play in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds?
 
3:30PM
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections): What Are its Effects on the Pediatric Population and How Should t be Effectively Treated?
 
4:00PM
The Association Between Infant Food Practices and the Increased Risk of Atopic Diseases
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
Salus University
8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
South 305


1:00 PM               
Options to Treat Obesity-Related Disorders: Bariatric Surgery Versus a Non-Surgical Approach?
 
1:30 PM
Should Noninvasive Ventilation be Added to the Emergency Department Protocol for Treatment of Severe Acute Asthma?
 
2:00 PM               
Comparison of Risks versus Benefits of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion versus Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy for Patients with Single Cervical Disc Herniation and Radiculopathy
 
2:30 PM               
Will The Use of Short Term Intensive Insulin Therapy Cause Remission in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics?
 
3:00 PM
Is There a Benefit to Surgical Intervention on Patients with an Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis Versus Continuing to Utilize the Current Pharmacological Standard of Treatment?
 
3:30 PM
Are IL 17 Antagonists More Efficacious Than TNF Alpha Inhibitors in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis?
 
4:00PM
Is Endovenous Ablation Therapy More Efficacious Than Foam Sclerotherapy in the Treatment of Varicose Veins?
 
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Salus University
8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
South 300


1:00 PM               
Does Therapeutic Hypothermia Improve Survival, Cognition, and Quality of Life in Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients Compared to Those Not Receiving Therapeutic Hypothermia?
 
1:30 PM               
How Effective and Safe Are Topical Nonsteroidal Treatments for Mild-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) in Comparison to Topical Corticosteroids?
 
2:00 PM               
Are Electronic Cigarettes an Effective Tool for Smoking Cessation Compared to Other Common Methods?
 
2:30PM
Does Biceps Tenodesis Result in Superior Outcome When Compared to Anatomic Repair in Patients With Type II Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior Lesions?
 
3:00 PM               
Can the Use of Buprenorphine Versus Methadone When Treating Opioid Dependent Woman During Pregnancy Reduce The Severity Of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?
 
Monday, October 2, 2017
Salus University
8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
South 300


1:00 PM
Should Patients with Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Disease Undergo Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Drug Eluting Stents Rather Than Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery?
 
1:30 PM               
Risk Benefit of Surgical Intervention in Individuals with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation for Stroke Prevention
 
2:00 PM
Is 1% Ivermectin Cream as Effective as Metronidazole Cream and Azelaic Acid Gel in the Treatment of Rosacea?
 
2:30 PM               
What Are the Benefits of Fecal Microbiota Transplants VS. Antibiotic Therapies In The Treatment of C. Difficile?
 
3:00 PM               
Is There a Correlation Between Endurance Training and Atrial Fibrillation?
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Salus University
8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
South 305

9:30 AM              
The Effects of Chronic Kidney Disease on Heart Failure Management and Prognosis
 
10:00 AM
In Patients Who Are Obese, Do Fecal Transplants Increase Weight Loss and Improve Overall Health?
 
10:30 AM
Is Left Atrial Appendage Closure a Reasonable Alternative to Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation?
 
11:00 AM
Is Topical Minoxidil the Most Effective Treatment for Androgenetic Alopecia?
 
11:30AM
The Effectiveness of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Salus University
8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
South 305

1:00 PM               
Is the Use of Three-Dimensional Printing for Bone Transplants and Joint Replacements Superior to the Traditional Joint Replacement Components?
 
1:30 PM               
What is the Efficacy of Minimally Invasive Radio Frequency Nucleoplasty vs. Traditional Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy in Treating Herniated Discs?
 
2:00 PM               
Can the Implementation of Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercise with Standard of Care Prevent Curves Needing Surgical Treatment in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?
 
2:30 PM               
Can Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Decrease Recovery Time and Improve Outcomes In Orthopedic Post-Surgical Patients?
 
3:00 PM               
Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy Improve Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Overuse Lateral Epicondylitis?