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While conducting my dissertation research on the professionalization of breastfeeding support, I identified key "founders" of lactation consulting. I focused on the people involved in the formation of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and represented by the International Lactation Consultant Association. Jan Riordan was at the top of my list. As the editor and co-author of the first text on breastfeeding and human lactation for non-physicians, Dr. Riordan shaped the professional body of knowledge for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and others providing clinical breastfeeding support. She was a La Leche League leader and founding member of the Kansas La Leche League International Chapter, served on the first International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Board of Directors, and served on the first editorial review board of the Journal of Human Lactation. She was a professor of nursing at Wichita State University for 23 years. I met her at an International Lactation Consultant Association conference in San Antonio, Texas in 2010, just after she had retired from Wichita State, and I interviewed her by phone on August 10, 2010. This is from a taped interview. (AE = Aimee Eden's initials; JR = Jan Riordan's initials). The University of South Florida IRB approved the full study.
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Name: Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
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To investigate the oral health status and dental manifestations of children with a history of chronic liver disease (CLD) compared to healthy children.
To evaluate the frequency of TMD pain among adolescents with a history of preterm birth compared to a matched control group.
To assess the presence of dental pain in child abuse victims and to compare the findings to children in the same age group with no history of abuse in a Southern Brazilian city.
Oral infections can trigger the production of pro-inflammatory mediators that may be risk factors for miscarriage. The investigators investigated whether oral health care patterns that may...
The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of SPM 927 when given as iv infusions compared with oral administration of the same dose strengths in subjects who wer...
The patients will be selected from the pool of the Clinics (Rheumatology, Ophthalmology and Dermatology) of Faculty of Medicine and (Diagnostic center and Oral Medicine) of Faculty of Dent...
This study will characterize risk factors associated with breast cancer development in some patients. In particular, it will examine the role of insulin in breast cancer in patients with a...
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy, safety, and durability of two different strategies to treat participants with a history of sub-optimal adherence and control of their ...
An approach or process of practicing oral health care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinical relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences. (from J Am Dent Assoc 134: 689, 2003)
A branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the oral and paraoral structures and the oral management of systemic diseases. (Hall, What is Oral Medicine, Anyway? Clinical Update: National Naval Dental Center, March 1991, p7-8)
The study of literature in its widest sense, including grammar, etymology, criticism, literary history, language history, linguistic history, systems of writing, and anything else that is relevant to literature or language viewed as literature. Philology as a discipline has both philosophical and scientific overtones.
The period of history from the year 500 through 1450 of the common era.
The period of history before 500 of the common era.