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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723991/health-inequalities-a-global-perspective
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Mauricio Lima Barreto
The objective of this article is to present health inequalities as a global problem which afflicts the populations of the poorest countries, but also those of the richest countries, and whose persistence represents one of the most serious and challenging health problems worldwide. Two components of global inequalities are highlighted: inequalities between groups within the same society, and inequalities between nations. The understanding that many of these inequalities are unjust, and therefore inequities, is largely derived from the inequalities that are identified between the various social groups of a given society...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723238/the-poetics-of-mourning-and-faith-based-intervention-in-maladaptive-grieving-processes-in-ethiopia
#2
Jeylan Wolyie Hussein
The paper is an inquiry into the poetics of mourning and faith-based intervention in maladaptive grieving processes in Ethiopia. The paper discusses the ways loss is signified and analyses the meanings of ethno-cultural and psychospiritual practices employed to deal with maladaptive grief processes and their psychological and emotional after-effects. Hermeneutics provided the methodological framework and informed the analysis. The thesis of the paper is that the poetics of mourning and faith-based social interventions are interactionally based meaning making processes...
July 19, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718437/mutations-cancer-and-the-telomere-length-paradox
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Abraham Aviv, James J Anderson, Jerry W Shay
Individuals with short telomeres should be at increased risk for cancer, since short telomeres lead to genomic instability - a hallmark of cancer. However, individuals with long telomeres also display an increased risk for major cancers, thus creating a cancer-telomere length (TL) paradox. The two-stage clonal expansion model we propose is based on the thesis that a series of mutational hits (1st Hit) at the stem-cell level generates a clone with replicative advantage. A series of additional mutational hits (2nd Hit) transforms the expanding clone into cancer...
April 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713189/the-animal-sensorimotor-organization-a-challenge-for-the-environmental-complexity-thesis
#4
Fred Keijzer, Argyris Arnellos
Godfrey-Smith's environmental complexity thesis (ECT) is most often applied to multicellular animals and the complexity of their macroscopic environments to explain how cognition evolved. We think that the ECT may be less suited to explain the origins of the animal bodily organization, including this organization's potentiality for dealing with complex macroscopic environments. We argue that acquiring the fundamental sensorimotor features of the animal body may be better explained as a consequence of dealing with internal bodily-rather than environmental complexity...
2017: Biology & Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713090/-the-teaching-of-medical-ethics-in-medical-school
#5
Mateusz Wilk, Tomasz Kirmes, Karolina Sypel, Izabela Paluch, Małgorzata Chowaniec, Czesław Chowaniec
Medical ethics constitutes some kind of core, which enables the physicians to decide in complicated clinical situations. This subject is taught during medical studies through only one semester. Number of teaching hours designed for this crucial in later physician's practice subject is insufficient. Additional problem in teaching process is inconsistence between the Law and the Code of Medical Ethics. As a result it causes alarmingly weak preparation of students to take practical decisions according to ethical and moral values of the Code of Medical Ethics...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706101/low-value-clinical-practices-in-injury-care-a-scoping-review-protocol
#6
Lynne Moore, Khadidja Malloum Boukar, Pier-Alexandre Tardif, Henry T Stelfox, Howard Champion, Peter Cameron, Belinda Gabbe, Natalie Yanchar, John Kortbeek, François Lauzier, France Légaré, Patrick Archambault, Alexis F Turgeon
INTRODUCTION: Preventable injuries lead to 200 000 hospital stays, 60 000 disabilities, and 13 000 deaths per year in Canada with direct costs of $20 billion. Overall, potentially unnecessary medical interventions are estimated to consume up to 30% of healthcare resources and may expose patients to avoidable harm. However, little is known about overuse for acute injury care. We aim to identify low-value clinical practices in injury care. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will perform a scoping review of peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed literature to identify research articles, reviews, recommendations and guidelines that identify at least one low-value clinical practice specific to injury populations...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705361/changing-perceived-importance-of-religion-in-mainland-china-1990-2012-an-age-period-cohort-analysis
#7
Anning Hu
The comprehensive social reform and relaxation of religious regulation in mainland China have encouraged scholars to propose a revival thesis of religion, predicting a rising prevalence of religious adherence in the Reform Era. This study extends the revival thesis by focusing attention on people's subjective religiosity, and investigates age, period, and cohort effects on the transition in perceived importance of religion from 1990 to 2012. Capitalizing on the repeated cross-sectional data of the China sample in the World Values Survey, this study shows that (1) The senior population, relative to the younger counterpart, attaches greater importance to religion...
August 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703260/-publish-amp-perish-research-on-research-and-researchers
#8
J K Tijdink
In the last years many people have questioned the reliability of research results and the societal relevance of much of today's clinical research; they are critical too about the current publication culture in which scientists are judged according to the number of articles they have published, impact factors and citations.<br/> AIM: To make a close study of the publication culture that now prevails in the Dutch biomedical sciences. <br/> METHOD: Discussion of results described in the thesis entitled 'Publish and Perish; research on research and researchers'...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701026/-ultrasound-in-oncology-current-perspectives
#9
Corinna Trenker, Christian Görg, Christian Jenssen, Stefan Klein, Andreas Neubauer, Uwe Wagner, Christoph F Dietrich
In tumor diagnostics, especially in the staging diagnostic of tumor patients, ultrasound is predominantly an additive method in the age of modern imaging (CT/MRT/PET-CT), because of the limitation by interobserver variability and poor sound conditions. The aim of this thesis is to elaborate specific oncological questions on the sonography and to describe the requirements for sonography and the importance of the method in the diagnosis of tumor diseases in the age of CT, MRT and PET-CT. In general, the requirements on the sonography must be differentiated between primary diagnosis, staging diagnostic, treatment response, and tumor aftercare...
July 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700078/are-postgraduate-qualifications-the-new-frontier-of-social-mobility
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Paul Wakeling, Daniel Laurison
We investigate the relationship between social origin, postgraduate degree attainment, and occupational outcomes across five British age-group cohorts. We use recently-available UK Labour Force Survey data to conduct a series of logistic regressions of postgraduate (masters or doctorate) degree attainment among those with first degrees, with controls for measures of degree classification, degree subject, age, gender, ethnicity and national origin. We find a marked strengthening of the effect of class origin on degree- and occupational attainment across age cohorts...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696055/practices-and-exploration-on-competition-of-molecular-biological-detection-technology-among-students-in-food-quality-and-safety-major
#11
Yaning Chang, Yuke Peng, Pengfei Li, Yingping Zhuang
With the increasing importance in the application of the molecular biological detection technology in the field of food safety, strengthening education in molecular biology experimental techniques is more necessary for the culture of the students in food quality and safety major. However, molecular biology experiments are not always in curricula of Food quality and safety Majors. This paper introduced a project "competition of molecular biological detection technology for food safety among undergraduate sophomore students in food quality and safety major", students participating in this project needed to learn the fundamental molecular biology experimental techniques such as the principles of molecular biology experiments and genome extraction, PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis analysis, and then design the experiments in groups to identify the meat species in pork and beef products using molecular biological methods...
July 8, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691646/participatory-methods-for-inuit-public-health-promotion-and-programme-evaluation-in-nunatsiavut-canada
#12
Manpreet Saini
Engaging stakeholders is crucial for health promotion and programme evaluations; understanding how to best engage stakeholders is less clear, especially within Indigenous communities. The objectives of this thesis research were to use participatory methods to: (1) co-develop and evaluate a whiteboard video for use as a public health promotion tool in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, and (2) develop and validate a framework for participatory evaluation of Inuit public health initiatives in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Data collection tools included interactive workshops, community events, interviews, focus-group discussions and surveys...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690371/how-to-overcome-the-world-henry-heidegger-and-the-post-secular
#13
Jason W Alvis
If there is such a 'post-secular' milieu, mindset, or thesis, it will need to furnish its own interpretation of the 'world' in ways distinct from those championed by the secular. Indeed an essential aspect of the 'secular' is how it has interpreted the 'world' (kosmos) as the 'space, time, and age' (Latin saecularis) in which things come into presence clearly, neutrally, and obviously. This paper interprets and compares some of Heidegger's (especially the Heraclitus Seminars) and Henry's (especially 'Phenomenology of Life') specific engagements with the theme of 'world', and how each thinker claims the world itself is presentable as a phenomenon, namely, via disclosive moods and the self-revelation of life...
October 19, 2016: Int J Philos Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688237/antibacterial-drug-development-program-successes-and-failures-a-pharmacometric-explanation
#14
REVIEW
Paul G Ambrose
My thesis is a simple one. We have not been doing a good enough job selecting dose regimens for serious infections during the drug development process. If we are to do a better job in the future, we need to revisit some uncomfortable places. That is, some notable program failures. To be clear, we are not revisiting program failures to make anyone uncomfortable or cast aspersions - but rather so that we sow the seeds for a better future. To that end, we will examine program failures and successes through a pharmacometric lens...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679677/the-relationship-between-time-perspective-and-self-regulatory-processes-abilities-and-outcomes-a-protocol-for-a-meta-analytical-review
#15
Harriet M Baird, Thomas L Webb, Jilly Martin, Fuschia M Sirois
INTRODUCTION: Both theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that time perspective is likely to influence self-regulatory processes and outcomes. Despite the theoretical and practical significance of such relations, the relationship between time perspective and self-regulatory processes and outcomes across different measures, samples and life domains, including health, has yet to be explored. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The proposed review will develop a taxonomy for classifying measures according to the self-regulatory process, ability or outcome that they are likely to reflect...
July 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674137/key-priority-areas-for-patient-safety-improvement-strategy-in-libya-a-protocol-for-a-modified-delphi-study
#16
Mustafa Elmontsri, Ricky Banarsee, Azeem Majeed
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety is a global public health problem. Estimates and size of the problem of patient safety in low-income and developing countries are scarce. A systems approach is needed for ensuring that patients are protected from harm while receiving care. The primary objective of this study will be to use a consensus-based approach to identify the key priority areas for patient safety improvement in Libya as a developing country. DESIGN: A modified Delphi study...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673659/joseph-jumenti%C3%A3-1879-1928-a-forgotten-neurologist
#17
REVIEW
O Walusinski
Joseph Jumentié (1879-1928), through his clinical skill and expertise in anatomical pathology, enhanced the prestige of the master neurologists he studied under- Jules Dejerine, Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke and Joseph Babiński -and their fame overshadowed the crucial support that Jumentié provided them. Following a remarkable doctoral thesis in 1911, which defined the semiology of tumors in the cerebellopontine angle, Jumentié conducted research into various areas of neurology and authored numerous publications...
June 30, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673383/preoperative-embolization-in-surgical-treatment-of-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression
#18
Caroline Clausen
An increasing number of patients develop symptomatic spinal metastasis and increasing evidence supports the benefit of surgical decompression and spinal stabilization combined with radiation therapy. However, surgery for metastatic spinal disease is known to be associated with a risk of substantial intraoperative blood loss and perioperative allogenic blood transfusion. Anemia is known to increase morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing surgery, but studies also indicate that transfusion with allogenic red blood cells (RBC) may lead to worse outcomes...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673382/rational-use-of-dopamine-in-hypotensive-newborns-improving-our-understanding-of-the-effect-on-cerebral-autoregulation
#19
Vibeke Ramsgaard Eriksen
Hypotension in critically ill newborn infants is associated with higher mortality and higher risk of cerebral injuries. Yet treating hypotension has never been shown to improve outcomes. In fact, some studies have found that hypotensive newborn infants who were treated with dopamine fared worse than a comparable group of newborn infants who were not. Therefore, a concern has been raised that dopamine might cause the observed adverse outcomes. Cerebral autoregulation is a protective mechanism that maintains a fairly constant cerebral blood flow despite fluctuations in blood pressure...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673381/biomarkers-of-necrotising-soft-tissue-infections-aspects-of-the-innate-immune-response
#20
Marco Bo Hansen
Necrotising soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a life-threatening and rapidly progressing bacterial infection involving one or more layers of the soft tissue compartments causing necrosis. The amputation and mortality rates remain high despite increased focus on the patients. Timely treatment, including surgical intervention, reduces the risk of severe disability and death. However, the lack of pathognomonic signs impedes early diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, the rarity of the disease makes it difficult to conduct large prospective studies, thus prospective research is almost non-existent in this group of patients...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
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