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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332505/building-a-novel-health-curriculum-for-survivors-of-intimate-partner-violence-residing-at-a-transitional-housing-program
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Maya Ragavan, Janine Bruce, Megan Bair-Merritt, Sarah Lucha, Jacqueline Maya-Silva, Emily Stebbins, Lisa Chamberlain
We used a community-based participatory research approach to develop, implement, and evaluate one of the first health curricula for female intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors residing at a transitional housing program. The curriculum comprised 12 workshops that were developed based on the survivors' experiences, needs, and interests. Evaluation participants included 20 of the 37 women who attended at least one workshop, 12 workshop facilitators, and two housing center staff. Participants found the curriculum to be engaging, interactive, and helpful in building a supportive community...
April 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328258/quantum-anomalous-hall-quantum-spin-hall-effect-in-optical-superlattices
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Ce Shang, Xianfeng Chen, Weidong Luo, Fangwei Ye
We consider the topological characteristics of the spin-orbital coupling particles loaded in one-dimensional (1D) optical superlattices subject to the Zeeman field. The phase shift of the superlattice provides a virtual dimension which allows us to simulate two-dimensional topological phases with a physically 1D system. The system possesses a variety of quantum phase transitions over a large parametric space and two important topological phases, namely, quantum anomalous Hall (QAH) and quantum spin Hall (QSH) phases are found to coexist in the system, but they reside in different bandgaps...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322173/association-of-surgical-practice-patterns-and-clinical-outcomes-with-surgeon-training-in-university-or-nonuniversity-based-residency-program
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Morgan M Sellers, Luke J Keele, Catherine E Sharoky, Christopher Wirtalla, Elizabeth A Bailey, Rachel R Kelz
Importance: Important metrics of residency program success include the clinical outcomes achieved by trainees after transitioning to practice. Previous studies have shown significant differences in reported training experiences of general surgery residents at nonuniversity-based residency (NUBR) and university-based residency (UBR) programs. Objective: To examine the differences in practice patterns and clinical outcomes between surgeons trained in NUBR and those trained in UBR programs...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320449/changing-trends-in-nutritional-behavior-among-university-students-in-greece-between-2006-and-2016
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Charikleia Kyrkou, Foteini Tsakoumaki, Maria Fotiou, Aristea Dimitropoulou, Maria Symeonidou, Georgios Menexes, Costas G Biliaderis, Alexandra-Maria Michaelidou
The objective of the present survey was to study the dietary behavior of university students residing away from the family home. In this context, we (a) compared their dietary habits in two time periods, namely 2006 and 2016; and (b) explored the possible impact of gender on the behavioral changes in nutritional choices. A total of four hundred and five university students (2006, n = 242; 2016, n = 163) participated in the study. Dietary assessment was carried out using a qualitative Food Frequency Questionnaire, while data about demographic and lifestyle factors were also collected...
January 10, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320409/evaluating-the-impact-of-a-clinician-improvement-program-for-treating-patients-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities-the-challenging-case-of-mississippi
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John P Bartkowski, Janelle Kohler, Craig L Escude, Xiaohe Xu, Stephen Bartkowski
In recent years, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have moved from institutionalized settings to local community residences. While deinstitutionalization has yielded quality of life improvements for people with IDD, this transition presents significant health-related challenges. Community clinicians have typically not been trained to provide sound medical care to people with IDD, a subpopulation that exhibits unique medical needs and significant health disparities. This study reports the results of a comprehensive evaluation of an IDD-focused clinician improvement program implemented throughout Mississippi...
January 10, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319476/canmeds-scholars-a-national-survey-on-urology-residents-attitudes-towards-research-during-training
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Ogi Solaja, Thomas A A Skinner, Thomas B Mcgregor, D Robert Siemens
INTRODUCTION: Participation in scholarly activity is an important tenet of residency training and is firmly entrenched in Canada since the introduction of CANMEDS roles by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. As Canadian residency programs transition to competency-based training, it will remain important to understand how to best implement and encourage scholarly pursuits among resident trainees. The objective of this study was to understand the experiences, attitudes, and barriers that surgical residents face when pursuing research during their training...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304857/a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-discharge-process-and-factors-predisposing-to-readmissions-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Uchenna R Ofoma, Yue Dong, Ognjen Gajic, Brian W Pickering
BACKGROUND: Quantitative studies have demonstrated several factors predictive of readmissions to intensive care. Clinical decision tools, derived from these factors have failed to reduce readmission rates. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively explore the experiences and perceptions of physicians and nurses to gain more insight into intensive care readmissions. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews of intensive care unit (ICU) and general medicine care providers explored work routines, understanding and perceptions of the discharge process, and readmissions to intensive care...
January 5, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303257/unbiased-molecular-dynamics-of-11-min-timescale-drug-unbinding-reveals-transition-state-stabilizing-interactions
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Samuel D Lotz, Alex Dickson
Ligand (un)binding kinetics is being recognized as a determinant of drug specificity and efficacy in an increasing number of systems. However, the calculation of kinetics and the simulation of drug unbinding is more difficult than computing thermodynamic quantities, such as binding free energies. Here we present the first full simulations of an unbinding process at pharmacologically relevant time scales (11 min), without the use of biasing forces, detailed prior knowledge, or specialized processors using the weighted ensemble based algorithm, WExplore...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298366/getting-it-rite-impact-of-a-dedicated-hospital-medicine-curriculum-for-residents
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Doris Lin, Chirayu Shah, Steffanie Campbell, Jeffrey T Bates, Erica Lescinskas
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to improve resident confidence in inpatient care and knowledge in hospital medicine topics with a newly developed rotation and curriculum called the Resident Inpatient Training Experience. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study completed by postgraduate year-2 (PGY-2) internal medicine residents in two affiliated hospitals. Forty-six PGY-2 residents each rotated on the Resident Inpatient Training Experience service for 1 month and completed a pre- and postrotation confidential online survey...
January 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296905/sociodemographic-factors-in-patients-continuing-warfarin-vs-those-transitioning-to-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Jordan K Schaefer, Suman L Sood, Brian Haymart, Xiaokui Gu, Xiaowen Kong, Eva Kline-Rogers, Steven Almany, Jay Kozlowski, Gregory D Krol, Scott Kaatz, James B Froehlich, Geoffrey D Barnes
Clinical factors and patient preferences are important for selecting oral anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atrial fibrillation (AF). The relative association of sociodemographic factors with anticoagulant use is unknown. We evaluated a prospective cohort to compare sociodemographic variables in patients who continued on warfarin for AF or VTE to those who transitioned to 1 of the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). Adult patients, newly started on warfarin, were enrolled through 6 anticoagulation clinics across Michigan...
December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294811/playing-by-the-rules-agency-policy-and-procedure-in-service-experience-of-ipv-survivors
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Leila Wood, Laurie Cook Heffron, Molly Voyles, Shanti Kulkarni
More than 1,800 programs exist in the United States, providing not only shelter but also transitional housing, advocacy and support, transportation, legal aid, and group and individual counseling for women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). Shelter and transitional housing provide critical support for survivors, but have also been critiqued for having too many restrictive rules and code of conduct. More information is needed about the impact of rules and agency policy on women seeking services in IPV residential settings...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288642/improving-staff-communication-and-transitions-of-care-between-obstetric-triage-and-labor-and-delivery
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Kathleen O'Rourke, Joseph Teel, Erika Nicholls, Daniel D Lee, Alyssa Covelli Colwill, Sindhu K Srinivas
OBJECTIVE: To improve staff perception of the quality of the patient admission process from obstetric triage to the labor and delivery unit through standardization. DESIGN: Preassessment and postassessment online surveys. SETTING: A 13-bed labor and delivery unit in a quaternary care, Magnet Recognition Program, academic medical center in Pennsylvania. PARTICIPANTS: Preintervention (n = 100), postintervention (n = 52), and 6-month follow-up survey respondents (n = 75) represented secretaries, registered nurses, surgical technicians, certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, maternal-fetal medicine fellows, anesthesiologists, and obstetric and family medicine attending and resident physicians from triage and labor and delivery units...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284755/lamost-telescope-reveals-that-neptunian-cousins-of-hot-jupiters-are-mostly-single-offspring-of-stars-that-are-rich-in-heavy-elements
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Subo Dong, Ji-Wei Xie, Ji-Lin Zhou, Zheng Zheng, Ali Luo
We discover a population of short-period, Neptune-size planets sharing key similarities with hot Jupiters: both populations are preferentially hosted by metal-rich stars, and both are preferentially found in Kepler systems with single-transiting planets. We use accurate Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) Data Release 4 (DR4) stellar parameters for main-sequence stars to study the distributions of short-period [Formula: see text] Kepler planets as a function of host star metallicity...
December 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282831/bmi1-progenitor-cell-dynamics-in-murine-cornea-during-homeostasis-and-wound-healing
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Solja Kalha, Bideep Shrestha, Maria Sanz Navarro, Kyle B Jones, Ophir D Klein, Frederic Michon
The outermost layer of the eye, the cornea, is renewed continuously throughout life. Stem cells of the corneal epithelium reside in the limbus at the corneal periphery and ensure homeostasis of the central epithelium. However, in young mice, homeostasis relies on cells located in the basal layer of the central corneal epithelium. Here, we first studied corneal growth during the transition from newborn to adult and assessed Keratin 19 (Krt19) expression as a hallmark of corneal maturation. Next, we set out to identify a novel marker of murine corneal epithelial progenitor cells before, during and after maturation, and we found that Bmi1 is expressed in the basal epithelium of the central cornea and limbus...
December 28, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282103/within-host-evolution-of-enterococcus-faecium-during-longitudinal-carriage-and-transition-to-bloodstream-infection-in-immunocompromised-patients
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Danesh Moradigaravand, Theodore Gouliouris, Beth Blane, Plamena Naydenova, Catherine Ludden, Charles Crawley, Nicholas M Brown, M Estée Török, Julian Parkhill, Sharon J Peacock
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecium is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infection, particularly in the immunocompromised. Here, we use whole genome sequencing of E. faecium to study within-host evolution and the transition from gut carriage to invasive disease. METHODS: We isolated and sequenced 180 E. faecium from four immunocompromised patients who developed bloodstream infection during longitudinal surveillance of E. faecium in stool and their immediate environment...
December 27, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259716/resident-fibroblasts-in-the-kidney-a-major-driver-of-fibrosis-and-inflammation
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Yuki Sato, Motoko Yanagita
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide, resulting in a growing social and economic burden. The prevalence and burden of CKD is anticipated to further increase over the next decades as a result of aging. Main body of abstract: In the pathogenesis of CKD, irrespective of the etiology, resident fibroblasts are key players and have been demonstrated to play crucial roles for disease initiation and progression...
2017: Inflammation and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258289/opening-of-the-human-epithelial-calcium-channel-trpv6
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Luke L McGoldrick, Appu K Singh, Kei Saotome, Maria V Yelshanskaya, Edward C Twomey, Robert A Grassucci, Alexander I Sobolevsky
Calcium-selective transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily member 6 (TRPV6) channels play a critical role in calcium uptake in epithelial tissues. Altered TRPV6 expression is associated with a variety of human diseases, including cancers. TRPV6 channels are constitutively active and their open probability depends on the lipidic composition of the membrane in which they reside; it increases substantially in the presence of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. Crystal structures of detergent-solubilized rat TRPV6 in the closed state have previously been solved...
December 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250402/crystal-structure-of-bamn2-aso4-2-containing-discrete-mn4o18-28-units
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Salvador Alcantar, Hollis R Ledbetter, Kulugammana G S Ranmohotti
In our attempt to search for mixed alkaline-earth and transition metal arsenates, the title compound, barium dimanganese(II) bis-(arsenate), has been synthesized by employing a high-temperature RbCl flux. The crystal structure of BaMn2(AsO4)2 is made up of MnO6 octa-hedra and AsO4 tetra-hedra assembled by sharing corners and edges into infinite slabs with composition [Mn2(AsO4)2]2- that extend parallel to the ab plane. The barium cations reside between parallel slabs maintaining the inter-slab connectivity through coordination to eight oxygen anions...
December 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246673/environmental-supports-for-physical-activity-national-health-interview-survey-2015
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Geoffrey P Whitfield, Susan A Carlson, Emily N Ussery, Kathleen B Watson, Marc A Adams, Peter James, Ross C Brownson, David Berrigan, Janet E Fulton
INTRODUCTION: The Guide to Community Preventive Services recommends combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity, including new or enhanced transportation infrastructure (e.g., sidewalks) and land use and environmental design interventions (e.g., close proximity of local destinations). The aim of this brief report is to provide nationally representative estimates of two types of built environment supports for physical activity: near-home walkable infrastructure and destinations, from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246590/developing-a-national-simulation-based-surgical-skills-bootcamp-in-general-thoracic-surgery
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Colin Schieman, Hideki Ujiie, Laura Donahoe, Waël Hanna, Richard Malthaner, Simon Turner, Kasia Czarnecka, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: The use surgical simulation across all subspecialties has gained widespread adoption in the last decade. A number of factors, including the small number of trainees, identified gaps in surgical skill training from cross-sectional surveys, increased national collaboration, and support from the national specialty committee identified a need to construct a surgical skills "bootcamp" in thoracic surgery in Canada. OBJECTIVE: The goals of the surgical skills bootcamp, as identified by the residency training program directors and the national specialty committee were to create a national, centralized, simulation-based skills workshop that focused on key foundational procedures within thoracic surgery, particularly those identified as areas of weakness by former residents; to smooth the transition to intraoperative teaching; to provide exposure to important but not necessarily universally available procedures such as advanced endoscopy; to teach non-medical expert competencies, and lastly to provide a venue for networking for residents across the country...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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