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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822224/is-it-necessary-for-all-samples-to-quantify-25ohd2-and-25ohd3-using-lc-ms-ms-in-clinical-practice
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Songlin Yu, Ruiping Zhang, Weiyan Zhou, Xinqi Cheng, Qian Cheng, Liangyu Xia, Shaowei Xie, Yicong Yin, Dandan Sun, Wei Su, Ling Qiu
BACKGROUND: The demand for vitamin D testing is increasing in China. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) immunoassay is specific and accurate but requires expensive equipment, experienced operators, and complicated pretreatment of serum. Automated immunoassays are simple and convenient but only determine total 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD). The objective of this study was to quantify 25OHD2 and 25OHD3 in patients to assist clinical physicians and laboratory directors in choosing the most appropriate method to determine 25OHD...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820618/college-women-s-responses-to-a-celebrity-health-disclosure
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Julia H Drizin, Vanessa L Malcarne, Melody K Schiaffino, Kristen J Wells
Celebrities can have a powerful influence on people's health-related attitudes and behaviors, often by publicly disclosing their own personal health decisions. In May 2013, Angelina Jolie, an internationally recognized actress, director, and author, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times disclosing her decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer after learning that she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation. This cross-sectional study examined whether exposure to Angelina Jolie and her mastectomy disclosure and parasocial involvement (PSI) with Angelina Jolie were related to female college students' perceived risk of breast cancer and breast cancer screening intentions...
August 18, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818330/manufacturing-in-the-eye-of-the-storm-shen-hong-and-the-nine-great-installations-project-during-china-s-cultural-revolution
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Lie Sun, Danian Hu
The construction of nine high-end technical installations (hereafter Project NGI, for Nine Great Installations or ) in the 1960s and 1970s was an indispensable part of the development of China's defense and heavy industries. The project put more than 1400 machines into operation or trial operation during the Culture Revolution (1966-1976), and they served essential technical functions in sectors such as aviation, aerospace, machinery, metallurgy, and electronics, and directly advancing the development of these fields...
August 14, 2017: Endeavour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818246/cancer-prevention-during-early-adulthood-highlights-from-a-meeting-of-experts
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Dawn M Holman, Mary C White, Meredith L Shoemaker, Greta M Massetti, Mary C Puckett, Claire D Brindis
Using a life course approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors co-hosted a 2-day meeting with 15 multidisciplinary experts to consider evidence linking factors in early adulthood to subsequent cancer risk and strategies for putting that evidence into practice to reduce cancer incidence. This paper provides an overview of key themes from those meeting discussions, drawing attention to the influence that early adulthood can have on lifetime cancer risk and potential strategies for intervention during this phase of life...
September 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818016/association-between-proportion-of-us-medical-graduates-and-program-characteristics-in-gastroenterology-fellowships
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Amporn Atsawarungruangkit
BACKGROUND: Gastroenterology is one of the most competitive internal medicine fellowship. However, factors that associated with program competitiveness have not been documented. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate associations between characteristics of gastroenterology fellowship programs and their competitiveness through the proportion of US medical graduates for the academic year 2016/17. DESIGN: This study used a retrospective, cross-sectional design with data obtained from the American Medical Association...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816807/a-whooping-cough-education-module-for-wic-clients-in-utah
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Karlen E Luthy, Alicia Anderson, Janelle Macintosh, Renea L Beckstrand, Lacey M Eden, Ryan Amy, Christopher I Macintosh
BACKGROUND: Clients in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are required to complete education modules quarterly to maintain eligibility. The purposes of this project were to: (1) create a whooping cough vaccination education module for WIC clients; (2) evaluate baseline perceptions of WIC clients on the whooping cough vaccine and disease; and (3) evaluate whooping cough knowledge following completion of the module. PROBLEM: A decline in vaccination rates among infants and children using WIC services was reported by a local WIC program director who requested whooping cough vaccination education materials...
September 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816222/an-outlier-in-public-health-history-in-india-a-t-w-simeons-s-scheme-for-rural-medical-relief-kolhapur-1943-47
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Shubhada Pandya
It is customary to date provision of health services in rural India to the Report of the Bhore Committee (1946) and its descendants. It is presumed that in pre-Bhore India (the last half-century of the British era) the rural public health scenario was devoid of discerning commentators and practical effort. The presumption is misleading. Historical material shows that attempts, official and non-official, to improve rural environments and attend to the health problems of villagers were not wanting. Such efforts followed two main, sometimes intersecting, streams, namely sanitation and medical relief...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815353/perceptions-of-the-inpatient-training-experience-a-nationwide-survey-of-gastroenterology-program-directors-and-fellows
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Navin L Kumar, Molly L Perencevich, Jerry S Trier
BACKGROUND: Inpatient training is a key component of gastroenterology (GI) fellowship programs nationwide, yet little is known about perceptions of the inpatient training experience. AIM: To compare the content, objectives and quality of the inpatient training experience as perceived by program directors (PD) and fellows in US ACGME-accredited GI fellowship programs. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide, online-based survey of GI PDs and fellows at the conclusion of the 2016 academic year...
August 16, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815204/pathology-competencies-for-medical-education-and-educational-cases
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Barbara E C Knollmann-Ritschel, Donald P Regula, Michael J Borowitz, Richard Conran, Michael B Prystowsky
Current medical school curricula predominantly facilitate early integration of basic science principles into clinical practice to strengthen diagnostic skills and the ability to make treatment decisions. In addition, they promote life-long learning and understanding of the principles of medical practice. The Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME) were developed in response to a call to action by pathology course directors nationwide to teach medical students pathology principles necessary for the practice of medicine...
January 2017: Acad Pathol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813585/association-of-general-surgery-resident-remediation-and-program-director-attitudes-with-resident-attrition
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Alexander C Schwed, Steven L Lee, Edgardo S Salcedo, Mark E Reeves, Kenji Inaba, Richard A Sidwell, Farin Amersi, Chandrakanth Are, Tracey D Arnell, Richard B Damewood, Daniel L Dent, Timothy Donahue, Jeffrey Gauvin, Thomas Hartranft, Garth R Jacobsen, Benjamin T Jarman, Marc L Melcher, John D Mellinger, Jon B Morris, Mark Nehler, Brian R Smith, Mary Wolfe, Amy H Kaji, Christian de Virgilio
Importance: Previous studies of resident attrition have variably included preliminary residents and likely overestimated categorical resident attrition. Whether program director attitudes affect attrition has been unclear. Objectives: To determine whether program director attitudes are associated with resident attrition and to measure the categorical resident attrition rate. Design, Setting, and Participants: This multicenter study surveyed 21 US program directors in general surgery about their opinions regarding resident education and attrition...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812253/the-land-of-no-milk-and-no-honey-force-feeding-in-israel
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Zohar Lederman, Shmuel Lederman
In 2015, the Israeli Knesset passed the force-feeding act that permits the director of the Israeli prison authority to appeal to the district court with a request to force-feed a prisoner against his expressed will. A recent position paper by top Israeli clinicians and bioethicists, published in Hebrew, advocates for force-feeding by medical professionals and presents several arguments that this would be appropriate. Here, we first posit three interrelated questions: 1. Do prisoners have a right to hunger-strike? 2...
August 15, 2017: Monash Bioethics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811123/emergency-department-involvement-in-accountable-care-organizations-in-massachusetts-a-survey-study
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Nissa J Ali, J Michael McWilliams, Stephen K Epstein, Peter B Smulowitz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We assess Massachusetts emergency department (ED) involvement and internal ED constructs within accountable care organization contracts. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to 70 Massachusetts ED directors. Questions attempted to assess involvement of EDs in accountable care organizations and the structures in place in EDs-from departmental resources to physician incentives-to help achieve accountable care organization goals of decreasing spending and improving quality...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810771/switching-dynamics-in-cholesteric-liquid-crystal-emulsions
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F Fadda, G Gonnella, D Marenduzzo, E Orlandini, A Tiribocchi
In this work we numerically study the switching dynamics of a 2D cholesteric emulsion droplet immersed in an isotropic fluid under an electric field, which is either uniform or rotating with constant speed. The overall dynamics depend strongly on the magnitude and on the direction (with respect to the cholesteric axis) of the applied field, on the anchoring of the director at the droplet surface and on the elasticity. If the surface anchoring is homeotropic and a uniform field is parallel to the cholesteric axis, the director undergoes deep elastic deformations and the droplet typically gets stuck into metastable states which are rich in topological defects...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809577/regioselective-c-h-sulfanylation-of-aryl-sulfoxides-by-means-of-pummerer-type-activation
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Hitomi Kawashima, Tomoyuki Yanagi, Chien-Chi Wu, Keisuke Nogi, Hideki Yorimitsu
A regioselective C-H sulfanylation of aryl sulfoxides with alkyl aryl sulfides in the presence of acid anhydride was developed, which resulted in the formation of 1,4-disulfanylarenes after dealkylation of initially formed sulfonium salts. The reaction began with Pummerer-type activation of aryl sulfoxides followed by nucleophilic attack of alkyl aryl sulfides. The nucleophilic attack occurred exclusively at the para positions, or at specific positions in case the para position was not available, under perfect control by the dominating sulfoxide directors regardless of any other substituents...
August 15, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808584/international-spinal-cord-injury-male-sexual-function-and-female-sexual-and-reproductive-function-basic-data-sets-version-2-0
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Marcalee S Alexander, Peter W New, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Frederique Courtois, Giulio Del Popolo, Stacy Elliott, Carlotte Kiekens, Lawrence Vogel, Jean G Previnaire
STUDY DESIGN: Data set review and modification. OBJECTIVE: To describe modifications in the International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Male Sexual Function Basic Data Set Version 2.0 and the International SCI Female Sexual and Reproductive Function Basic Data Set Version 2.0. SETTING: International expert work group using on line communication. METHODS: An international team of experts was compiled to review and revise the International SCI Male Sexual Function and Female Sexual and Reproductive Function Basic Data Sets Version 1...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805267/practices-in-the-evaluation-of-potential-kidney-transplant-recipients-who-are-elderly-a-survey-of-us-transplant-centers
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Didier A Mandelbrot, Aaron Fleishman, James R Rodrigue, Silas P Norman, Milagros Samaniego
Limited data exists regarding the evaluation and selection of older candidates for transplantation. To help guide the development of program protocols and help define research questions in this area, we surveyed US transplant centers regarding their current practices in the evaluation of older kidney transplant candidates. We emailed a 28-question survey to the medical and surgical directors of 190 adult kidney transplant programs in the US. We received usable responses from 59 programs, a 31.1% response rate...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803227/perspectives-from-academic-leaders-of-the-nursing-faculty-shortage-in-canada
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Amanda Vandyk, Julie Chartrand, Émilie Beké, Laura Burlock, Cynthia Baker
There is a world-wide shortage of nursing faculty, which is complicated by the need for French, English, and bilingual professors in Canada. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the current status and effects of the nursing faculty shortage on Canadian Schools of Nursing (SON) from a leadership perspective. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 12 Deans and Directors of Canadian Schools of Nursing. The participants spoke about the faculty shortage in terms of demand, supply, and strategies employed...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802569/gender-and-subspecialty-of-urology-faculty-in-department-based-leadership-roles
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Julia Han, Stephanie Stillings, Harold Hamann, Russell Terry, Louis Moy
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the current gender and subspecialty of those holding academic departmental administrative and educational leadership roles in urology. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of U.S. Urology Residency Programs in 2016 to 2017. Inclusion criteria were participation in the Urology Residency Match Program and having a department of urology website. From June 1, 2016 to August 20, 2016, each department's website was queried...
August 9, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799798/abstracts-from-dietetic-research-event-june-8-and-9-2017
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St John's, Newfoundland was the host city of the 2017 Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference. Through the support of Dietitians of Canada and CFDR, the 2017 event was both an exciting and informative exchange of research and experience-sharing efforts that inspired attendees. The submissions for this year's Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) event represented the diversity of dietetic research conducted within Canada. The topics highlighted from this year's abstracts included: Clinical Research; Community-based Nutritional Care; Determinants of Food Choice; Dietary Intake; Dietetic Practice and Education; Food Security; Nutrition and Health Education; Nutritional Assessment and Therapy; Nutrition Attitudes; Nutrition Strategy Development Patient Services; Professional Development; Vulnerable Groups and their Nutritional Needs; and, Wellness and Public Health...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795180/dual-responsive-deformation-of-a-crosslinked-liquid-crystal-polymer-film-with-complex-molecular-alignment
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Quan Liu, Yuanyuan Zhan, Jia Wei, Wei Ji, Wei Hu, Yanlei Yu
Crosslinked liquid crystal polymers (CLCPs) containing azobenzene mesogens have been developed as stimuli-responsive materials, which can undergo photodeformation and thus convert light energy into mechanical force. The deformation behavior of CLCPs is strongly influenced by the alignment of the mesogens; however, a precise control of the alignment domain at micro-scale is still a challenge. Here we report complex molecular alignment in the CLCP film by using photoalignment technology. First, azo dye SD1 is aligned in-plane by UV light with a discrete alternating striped director profile...
August 10, 2017: Soft Matter
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