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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331383/applying-team-based-learning-of-diagnostics-for-undergraduate-students-assessing-teaching-effectiveness-by-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
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Rui Zeng, Lian-Rui Xiang, Jing Zeng, Chuan Zuo
BACKGROUND: We aimed to introduce team-based learning (TBL) as one of the teaching methods for diagnostics and to compare its teaching effectiveness with that of the traditional teaching methods. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial on diagnostics teaching involving 111 third-year medical undergraduates, using TBL as the experimental intervention, compared with lecture-based learning as the control, for teaching the two topics of symptomatology. Individual Readiness Assurance Test (IRAT)-baseline and Group Readiness Assurance Test (GRAT) were performed in members of each TBL subgroup...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319822/comparison-of-intravenous-versus-topical-tranexamic-acid-in-primary-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-an-updated-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jinwei Xie, Qinsheng Hu, Qiang Huang, Jun Ma, Yiting Lei, Fuxing Pei
BACKGROUND: The appropriate route for administering tranexamic acid in primary total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains controversial. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy and safety of topical or intravenous tranexamic acid. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing topical and intravenous tranexamic acid following primary THA or TKA...
March 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293158/comparison-of-medical-students-learning-approaches-between-electronic-and-hard-copy-team-based-learning
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Fawzy Sharaf, Sultan Alnohair
AIM: To compare the students' perception of team-based learning (TBL): The paper (hard copy) compared with the e-copy (electronic copy) in the family medicine course of the fifth year medical students, Qassim University College of Medicine. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted during the family medicine course in 2015-2016 to compare the hard copy and the e-copy TBL sessions. We used Google drive to distribute, collect and analyze the questionnaire. The results of the e-copy TBL are shown and displayed directly with each session to the students, which was not the same as practiced with hard copy...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265784/-all-i-need-is-help-to-do-well-herbs-medicines-faith-and-syncretism-in-the-negotiation-of-elder-health-treatment-in-rural-ghana
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Eileen Smith-Cavros, Joyce Avotri-Wuaku, Albert Wuaku, Amal Bhullar
This qualitative research sought answers to questions about how elders in Agate, Ghana, coped with the challenges of illness in a rural village and in particular how they negotiated treatment for their illnesses within a flawed and limited healthcare system. In our study, 22 of 28 interviewees used all methods available to them (biomedical approaches [doctors and/or hospitals and/or doctor-prescribed medications], herbs, over-the-counter medicines [i.e., acetaminophen painkillers], and faith-based methods [praying/fasting/laying of hands/holy food and/or water]) in attempts to heal their illnesses...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261403/jgme-aliem-hot-topics-in-medical-education-analysis-of-a-multimodal-online-discussion-about-team-based-learning
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Jeff Riddell, Catherine Patocka, Michelle Lin, Jonathan Sherbino
BACKGROUND : Team-based learning (TBL) is an instructional method that is being increasingly incorporated in health professions education, although use in graduate medical education (GME) has been more limited. OBJECTIVE : To curate and describe themes that emerged from a virtual journal club discussion about TBL in GME, held across multiple digital platforms, while also evaluating the use of social media in online academic discussions. METHODS : The Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) and the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine blog facilitated a weeklong, open-access, virtual journal club on the 2015 JGME article "Use of Team-Based Learning Pedagogy for Internal Medicine Ambulatory Resident Teaching...
February 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260153/effects-of-different-methods-of-using-pneumatic-tourniquet-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-control-trial
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Y Zhang, D Li, P Liu, X Wang, M Li
BACKGROUND: The goal of this work was to investigate the effects of different methods of using pneumatic tourniquet on reducing blood loss in patients undergoing cemented total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients undergoing unilateral cemented TKA were randomly divided into three groups (50 patients per group). The tourniquet was used during the entire operation (Group A), used from the beginning of operation to the completion of joint replacement (Group B), and from the beginning of osteotomy to the completion of arthroplasty (Group C)...
March 4, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250366/evaluation-of-team-based-learning%C3%A2-in-a-doctor-of-physical-therapy-curriculum
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Donald H Lein, John D Lowman, Christopher A Eidson, Hon K Yuen
Purpose: The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate students' academic outcomes after implementation of the Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) approach in patient/client management courses in an entry-level doctor of physical therapy (DPT) curriculum. Methods: The research design of this study involved comparing written and practical exam scores from DPT student cohorts taught with the traditional instructional methods (lecture-based) to those of students from subsequent cohorts taught using the TBL approach in two patient/client management courses: Basic Skills and Cardiopulmonary...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249842/tb-lymphadenitis-is-associated-with-enhanced-baseline-and-antigen-specific-induction-of-type-1-and-type-17-cytokines-and-reduced-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-18-at-the-site-of-infection
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Gokul Raj Kathamuthu, Kadar Moideen, Dhanaraj Baskaran, Vaithilingam V Banurekha, Dina Nair, Gomathi Sekar, Rathinam Sridhar, Bharathi Vidyajayanthi, Ganeshan Gajendraraj, Dinesh Kumar Parandhaman, Alena Srinivasan, Subash Babu
Tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBL) is characterized by an expansion of Th1 and Th17 cells with altered serum levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. However, the cytokine profile at the site of infection i.e. the affected lymph nodes, has not been examined in detail. To estimate the baseline and mycobacterial antigen - stimulated cytokine concentrations of Type 1, Type 17 and other pro-inflammatory cytokines in TBL, we examined both the baseline and the antigen - specific concentrations of these cytokines in TBL (n = 14) before and after chemotherapy and compared them with pulmonary tuberculosis infection (PTB, n = 14)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237314/preventive-motor-training-but-not-progenitor-grafting-ameliorates-cerebellar-ataxia-and-deregulated-autophagy-in-tambaleante-mice
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Elisa Fucà, Michela Guglielmotto, Enrica Boda, Ferdinando Rossi, Ketty Leto, Annalisa Buffo
Treatment options for degenerative cerebellar ataxias are currently very limited. A large fraction of such disorders is represented by hereditary cerebellar ataxias, whose familiar transmission facilitates an early diagnosis and may possibly allow to start preventive treatments before the onset of the neurodegeneration and appearance of first symptoms. In spite of the heterogeneous aetiology, histological alterations of ataxias often include the primary degeneration of the cerebellar cortex caused by Purkinje cells (PCs) loss...
February 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207503/clamping-drainage-is-unnecessary-after-minimally-invasive-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-tranexamic-acid-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yuangang Wu, Timin Yang, Yi Zeng, Canfeng Li, Bin Shen, Fuxing Pei
BACKGROUND: Drainage and tranexamic acid (TXA) have been widely used in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, it remains unclear whether it is necessary to clamp the drain after minimally invasive TKA (MIS-TKA) when TXA is used. We therefore conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of clamping versus not clamping drainage following MIS-TKA in patients in whom TXA was used. METHODS: From January 2015 to December 2015, 121 patients undergoing unilateral primary MIS-TKA were enrolled and randomly divided into 2 groups...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179720/using-team-based-learning-to-teach-a-hybrid-pharmacokinetics-course-online-and-in-class
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Ann Snyder Franklin, Susan Markowsky, Justin De Leo, Sven Normann, Erik Black
Objective. To compare the effectiveness of face-to-face and online team-based learning (TBL) to teach phenytoin pharmacokinetics. Design. A TBL format was used to teach an online cohort of 222 pharmacy students and two face-to-face cohorts (Tampa and Las Vegas) of pharmacy students. Students in all cohorts completed individual and team readiness tests (iRATs and tRATs), and a self-assessment survey to determine teamwork and content understanding. Knowledge retention questions also were added to the final examination...
December 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178641/does-team-based-learning-improve-performance-in-an-infectious-diseases-course-in-a-preclinical-curriculum
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Kathryn C Behling, Rose Kim, Matthew Gentile, Osvaldo Lopez
Objectives: To examine whether introduction of Team-based Learning (TBL) improves student learning resulting in improved performance on final examination questions and decreased failures in an infectious diseases course. Methods: To improve mastery of course content, we designed an intervention, which provided weekly TBL exercises in study years 2 and 3 to review concepts presented during didactic lectures and laboratory exercises.  The remaining course structure and content was essentially unchanged...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144581/tourniquets-do-not-increase-the-total-blood-loss-or-re-amputation-risk-in-transtibial-amputations
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Christian Wied, Peter T Tengberg, Gitte Holm, Thomas Kallemose, Nicolai B Foss, Anders Troelsen, Morten T Kristensen
AIM: To investigate the total blood loss (TBL) and the safety with respect to the re-amputation rate after transtibial amputation (TTA) conducted with and without a tourniquet. METHODS: The study was a single-centre retrospective cohort study of patients with a primary TTA admitted between January 2013 and April 2015. All patients with a primary TTA were assessed for inclusion if the amputation was performed because of arteriosclerosis or diabetic complications...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143821/the-effectiveness-of-tbl-with-real-patients-in-neurology-education-in-terms-of-knowledge-retention-in-class-engagement-and-learner-reactions
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Mustafa Kemal Alimoglu, Selda Yardım, Hilmi Uysal
In our medical school, we changed from a lecture-based method to a team-based learning (TBL) method to teach "polyneuropathies" in the neurology clerkship starting from the 2014 to 2015 academic year. Real patients were used instead of written scenarios in TBL sessions. This study aimed to compare former lecture-based and the current TBL methods in terms of knowledge retention, in-class learner engagement, and learner reactions. First, we determined in-class engagement and satisfaction of the students for the lectures given in the 2013-2014 academic year...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120593/validating-and-assessing-the-reaction-of-medical-students-toward-team-based-learning
#15
Fatemeh Keshmiri, Atena Rahmati, Ali Ghafarrahimi Amin, Tahereh Faezi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of tools "Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Tool", Classroom Engagement Survey (CES) and to assess the reaction of learners toward TBL sessions at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. This descriptive study was done in 2013. The first step was to assess the reliability and validity of the tools. TBL-SAI questionnaire include 39 items, and CES consists 8 items. The validity was assessed through Delphi rounds by experts and reliability, through internal consistency and Test-Retest approach...
December 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102468/mutation-of-the-herc-1-ubiquitin-ligase-impairs-associative-learning-in-the-lateral-amygdala
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Eva Mª Pérez-Villegas, José V Negrete-Díaz, Mª Elena Porras-García, Rocío Ruiz, Angel M Carrión, Antonio Rodríguez-Moreno, José A Armengol
Tambaleante (tbl/tbl) is a mutant mouse that carries a spontaneous Gly483Glu substitution in the HERC1 (HECT domain and RCC1 domain) E3 ubiquitin ligase protein (HERC1). The tbl/tbl mutant suffers an ataxic syndrome given the almost complete loss of cerebellar Purkinje cells during adult life. More recent analyses have identified alterations at neuromuscular junctions in these mice, as well as in other neurons of the central nervous system, such as motor neurons in the spinal cord, or pyramidal neurons in the hippocampal CA3 region and the neocortex...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101263/team-based-learning-in-a-pipeline-course-in-medical-microbiology-for-under-represented-student-populations-in-medicine-improves-learning-of-microbiology-concepts
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K C Behling, M M Murphy, J Mitchell-Williams, H Rogers-McQuade, O J Lopez
As part of an undergraduate pipeline program at our institution for students from underrepresented minorities in medicine backgrounds, we created an intensive four-week medical microbiology course. Team-based learning (TBL) was implemented in this course to enhance student learning of course content. Three different student cohorts participated in the study, and there were no significant differences in their prior academic achievement based on their undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and pre-course examination scores...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072721/total-bilirubin-level-may-be-a-biomarker-of-nephropathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies-based-on-moose-compliant
#18
Dan Zhang, Bo Zhu, Wei Zhang, Wei Wang, Dan Guo, Ligang Yang, Lu Wang
Recently, the number of the studies on the relationship between the total bilirubin level (TBL) and diabetic nephropathy (DN) is increasing, but their results were not consistent. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to analyze the relationship between TBL and the risk of DN.We searched 5 databases before October 31, 2016, and reviewed the reference list of relevant articles. The fixed or random-effects model was used to pool risk estimates. We conducted the dose-response meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between TBL and the risk of DN...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997965/improving-uptake-of-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-screening-a-randomized-trial-of-nonparticipant-reminders-in-the-english-screening-programme
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Robert S Kerrison, Lesley M McGregor, Sarah Marshall, John Isitt, Nicholas Counsell, Colin J Rees, Christian von Wagner
Background and study aims Uptake of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in the English Bowel Scope Screening (BSS) Programme is low. The aim of this study was to test the impact of a nonparticipant reminder and theory-based leaflet to promote uptake among former nonresponders (previously did not confirm their appointment) and nonattenders (previously confirmed their appointment but did not attend). Patients and methods Eligible adults were men and women in London who had not attended a BSS appointment within 12 months of their invitation...
January 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923254/-influence-of-attachment-style-on-the-outcome-of-bariatric-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Johanna Elisabeth Appel, Franziska Ift, Hermann Kißler, Christof Kloos, Thomas Lehmann, Bernhard Strauß, Katharina Wick
Background: Bariatric surgery can lower body weight and comorbidities. Different factors might influence the outcome of this treatment. This pilot study examines whether patients' attachment style can influence surgical outcome. Methods: The sample consisted of 32 patients (f=24; m=8; BMI preoperative=47,8 kg/m(2)±5,2; age=53±9,84) who underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The following variables were assessed pre- and postoperatively via questionnaires: quality of life (BAROS), self esteem (SES), depression, anxiety, psychological distress (SCL-90R), feelings of hunger, cognitive control, irritated eating behaviour (FEV) and weight related variables (BMI, EWL%, EBL%, TBL)...
December 2016: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
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