Publications by authors named "Lauren Schlegel"

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Female Representation at High-profile Urology Conferences, 2014-2019: A Leadership Metric.

Urology 2021 Apr 5;150:72-76. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Department of Urology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

Objective: To measure female leadership through speakership at urology conferences and compare involvement to the overall representation of women in the urologic workforce.

Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted to identify the gender of conference speakers from 2014 to 2019. Six high-profile urology conferences were selected: AUA; SUFU; SPU; SUO; GURS; WCE. Using programming published by each society, the number of invited female speakers at each conference was recorded. Comparisons were made to the proportion of practicing female urologists based on AUA census data.

Results: A total of 34 conferences were reviewed. From 2014 to 2019, the percentage of female representation increased from 13.7% to 19.3% (P < .05). The proportion of female speakers at all conferences ranged from 0% to 35.6%. The average absolute increase was 1.3% each year. Female representation at urology conferences in 2019 was significantly greater than female representation in the field (19.3% vs 9.9%, P < .05).

Conclusion: There is a slight trend of increasing proportion of invited female speakers at academic urology conferences from 2014 to 2019. Although the proportion of women in urology remains low, the trend indicates that the mean proportion of female speakers is higher than the proportion of women in the field. Inclusion of female conference speakers presents an opportunity for increased gender parity within urology leadership.
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April 2021

Eight Genome Sequences of Cluster BE1 Phages That Infect Species.

Genome Announc 2018 Jan 11;6(2). Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Cluster BE1 bacteriophages belong to the , with genome sizes over 130 kbp, and they contain direct terminal repeats of approximately 11 kbp. Eight newly isolated closely related cluster BE1 phages contain 43 to 48 tRNAs, one transfer-messenger RNA (tmRNA), and 216 to 236 predicted open reading frames (ORFs), but few of their genes are shared with other phages, including those infecting species.
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January 2018

Does therapeutic touch help reduce pain and anxiety in patients with cancer?

Clin J Oncol Nurs 2008 Feb;12(1):113-20

Nursing Department, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA.

With more than 10 million patients with cancer in the United States, pain and symptom management is an important topic for oncology nurses. Complementary therapies, such as therapeutic touch, may offer nurses a nonpharmacologic method to ease patients' pain. Using 12 research studies, the authors examined the evidence concerning the effectiveness of this type of treatment in reducing pain and anxiety.
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February 2008