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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817476/gamification-of-nursing-education-with-digital-badges
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Meagan White, Teresa Shellenbarger
Digital badges (DBs) serve as an innovative approach to gamifying nursing education by engaging socially connected, technologically savvy nursing students in learning. Because assessment and credentialing mechanisms are housed and managed online, DBs are designed as visible indicators of accomplishment and skill. This article describes important considerations for faculty when incorporating game-based pedagogies such as DB into nursing education and identifies potential pitfalls with DB use that faculty should consider...
August 16, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814231/hiv-type-1-integrase-natural-polymorphisms-in-viral-variants-circulating-in-fsu-countries
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Ilya Lapovok, Vita Laga, Elena Kazennova, Marina Bobkova
BACKGROUND: Natural variability of integrase (IN) across HIV-1 variants may influence the emergence of resistant viruses. The most apparent explanation of these fact is the IN polymorphism and the associated differences in codon usage, which, in turn, influence the probability and the terms of DRMs acquisition. Possible mechanisms by which polymorphisms affect DRMs emergence remain disputed and should still be clarified because these substitutions may be associated with a reduced activity of some INSTIs and may impact on ART regimen choice depending of HIV-1 subtype...
August 15, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813151/the-medicinal-and-biological-chemistry-mbc-library-an-efficient-source-on-new-hits
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Víctor Sebastián Pérez, Carlos Roca, Mahendra Awale, Jean-Louis Reymond, Ana Martínez, Carmen Gil, Nuria E Campillo
Identification of new hits is one of the biggest challenges in drug discovery. Creating a library of well-characterized drug-like compounds is a key step in this process. Our group has developed an in-house chemical library called Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (MBC) library. This collection has been successfully used to start several medicinal chemistry programs and developed in an accumulation of more than thirty years of experience in drug design and discovery of new drugs for unmet diseases. It contains over 1,000 compounds, mainly heterocyclic scaffolds...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810977/moving-beyond-accidental-leadership-a-graduate-medical-education-leadership-curriculum-needs-assessment
#4
Joshua D Hartzell, Clifton E Yu, Brian M Cohee, Michael R Nelson, Ramey L Wilson
BACKGROUND: Despite calls for greater physician leadership, few medical schools, and graduate medical education programs provide explicit training on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be an effective physician leader. Rather, most leaders develop through what has been labeled "accidental leadership." A survey was conducted at Walter Reed to define the current status of leadership development and determine what learners and faculty perceived as key components of a leadership curriculum...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810872/-repel-all-biters-an-enhanced-collection-of-endophilic-anopheles-gambiae-and-anopheles-arabiensis-in-cdc-light-traps-from-the-kagera-region-of-tanzania-in-the-presence-of-a-combination-mosquito-net-impregnated-with-piperonyl-butoxide-and-permethrin
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Corey LeClair, Judith Cronery, Enock Kessy, Elsa V E Tomás, Yohannes Kulwa, Franklin W Mosha, Mark Rowland, Natacha Protopopoff, J Derek Charlwood
BACKGROUND: Mosquito nets containing synergists designed to overcome metabolic resistance mechanisms in vectors have been developed. These may enhance excitability in the mosquitoes and affect how they respond to CDC light-traps. Investigating the behaviour of vectors of disease in relation to novel mosquito nets is, therefore, essential for the design of sampling and surveillance systems. METHODS: In an initial experiment in Muleba, Tanzania, nine bedrooms from three housing clusters were sampled...
August 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810866/the-development-of-an-ivermectin-based-attractive-toxic-sugar-bait-atsb-to-target-anopheles-arabiensis
#6
Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Athumani Kambagha, Adam Saddler, Marta Ferreira Maia
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are moving towards malaria-elimination, mostly thanks to successful vector control campaigns. However, elimination has proven challenging, resulting in the persistence of malaria transmission. It is now accepted that in order to eliminate malaria, new complementary vector control approaches must be developed. This study describes the development of a sugar-baited resting place containing a toxic dose of ivermectin for the control of Anopheles arabiensis...
August 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807076/review-behavioral-signs-of-estrus-and-the-potential-of-fully-automated-systems-for-detection-of-estrus-in-dairy-cattle
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S Reith, S Hoy
Efficient detection of estrus is a permanent challenge for successful reproductive performance in dairy cattle. In this context, comprehensive knowledge of estrus-related behaviors is fundamental to achieve optimal estrus detection rates. This review was designed to identify the characteristics of behavioral estrus as a necessary basis for developing strategies and technologies to improve the reproductive management on dairy farms. The focus is on secondary symptoms of estrus (mounting, activity, aggressive and agonistic behaviors) which seem more indicative than standing behavior...
August 15, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805907/evaluation-of-essential-oils-and-prebiotics-for-newborn-dairy-calves
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K A Froehlich, K W Abdelsalam, C Chase, J Koppien-Fox, D P Casper
A blend of essential oils (EO; carvacrol, caryophyllene, -cymene, cineole, terpinene, and thymol) and prebiotics (arabinogalactans; Stay Strong; Ralco, Inc., Marshall, MN) was designed to promote immunity and stimulate appetite to diminish health challenges and stresses experienced by newborn calves. It was hypothesized that calves supplemented with the medium dose (2.5 g/feeding) of the commercial EO would demonstrate the optimal response. The study objective was to determine the optimal feeding rate of EO when added to a milk replacer (MR) compared with feeding a control or a yeast cell wall additive (YCW)...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805703/thermo-hydraulic-analysis-of-heat-storage-filled-with-the-ceramic-bricks-dedicated-to-the-solar-air-heating-system
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Magdalena Nemś, Artur Nemś, Jacek Kasperski, Michał Pomorski
This article presents the results of a study into a packed bed filled with ceramic bricks. The designed storage installation is supposed to become part of a heating system installed in a single-family house and eventually to be integrated with a concentrated solar collector adapted to climate conditions in Poland. The system's working medium is air. The investigated temperature ranges and air volume flow rates in the ceramic bed were dictated by the planned integration with a solar air heater. Designing a packed bed of sufficient parameters first required a mathematical model to be constructed and heat exchange to be analyzed, since heat accumulation is a complex process influenced by a number of material properties...
August 12, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805444/contrast-effect-in-spatial-context-robustness-and-practical-significance
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Christophe Blaison, Marie-Pierre Fayant, Ursula Hess
Contrary to lay conceptions, unattractive locations can under certain circumstances increase the perceived value of neighboring areas. This phenomenon is akin to a contrast effect. However, extant research on this type of contrast suffers from two limitations. First, the use of repeated measures may inflate the likelihood of observing a contrast effect. Second, there is a lack of meaningful comparisons for gauging the size of the effect. We designed three experiments to address these issues. In each, we assessed how much participants valued places located increasingly far from an unsafe housing block...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803198/variability-of-indoor-fungal-microbiome-of-green-and-non-green-low-income-homes-in-cincinnati-ohio
#11
Kanistha Coombs, Diana Taft, Doyle V Ward, Brett J Green, Ginger L Chew, Behrouz Shamsaei, Jaroslaw Meller, Reshmi Indugula, Tiina Reponen
"Green" housing is designed to use low-impact materials, increase energy efficiency and improve occupant health. However, little is known about the indoor mycobiome of green homes. The current study is a subset of a multicenter study that aims to investigate the indoor environment of green homes and the respiratory health of asthmatic children. In the current study, the mycobiome in air, bed dust and floor dust was compared between green (study site) and non-green (control site), low-income homes in Cincinnati, Ohio...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802449/living-with-an-autonomous-spatiotemporal-home-heating-system-exploration-of-the-user-experiences-ux-through-a-longitudinal-technology-intervention-based-mixed-methods-approach
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Martin Kruusimagi, Sarah Sharples, Darren Robinson
Rising energy demands place pressure on domestic energy consumption, but savings can be delivered through home automation and engaging users with their heating and energy behaviours. The aim of this paper is to explore user experiences (UX) of living with an automated heating system regarding experiences of control, understanding of the system, emerging thermal behaviours, and interactions with the system as this area is not sufficiently researched in the existing homes setting through extended deployment. We present a longitudinal deployment of a quasi-autonomous spatiotemporal home heating system in three homes...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800103/the-ultrasonic-directional-tidal-breathing-pattern-sensor-equitable-design-realization-based-on-phase-information
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Arijit Sinharay, Raj Rakshit, Anwesha Khasnobish, Tapas Chakravarty, Deb Ghosh, Arpan Pal
Pulmonary ailments are conventionally diagnosed by spirometry. The complex forceful breathing maneuver as well as the extreme cost of spirometry renders it unsuitable in many situations. This work is aimed to facilitate an emerging direction of tidal breathing-based pulmonary evaluation by designing a novel, equitable, precise and portable device for acquisition and analysis of directional tidal breathing patterns, in real time. The proposed system primarily uses an in-house designed blow pipe, 40-kHz air-coupled ultrasound transreceivers, and a radio frequency (RF) phase-gain integrated circuit (IC)...
August 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799107/determination-of-selected-neurotoxic-insecticides-in-small-amounts-of-animal-tissue-utilizing-a-newly-constructed-mini-extractor
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Marta Seifertová, Eliška Čechová, Marta Llansola, Vicente Felipo, Martina Vykoukalová, Anton Kočan
We developed a simple analytical method for the simultaneous determination of representatives of various groups of neurotoxic insecticides (carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin, and α-endosulfan and β-endosulfan and their metabolite endosulfan sulfate) in limited amounts of animal tissues containing different amounts of lipids. Selected tissues (rodent fat, liver, and brain) were extracted in a special in-house-designed mini-extractor constructed on the basis of the Soxhlet and Twisselmann extractors. A dried tissue sample placed in a small cartridge was extracted, while the nascent extract was simultaneously filtered through a layer of sodium sulfate...
August 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795156/results-of-ultrasound-assisted-brace-casting-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Edmond H Lou, Doug L Hill, Andreas Donauer, Melissa Tilburn, Douglas Hedden, Marc Moreau
BACKGROUND: Four factors have been reported to affect brace treatment outcome: (1) growth or curve based risk, (2) the in-brace correction, (3) the brace wear quantity, and (4) the brace wear quality. The quality of brace design affects the in-brace correction and comfort which indirectly affects the brace wear quantity and quality. This paper reported the immediate benefits and results on using ultrasound (US) to aid orthotists to design braces for the treatment of scoliosis. METHODS: Thirty-four AIS subjects participated in this study with 17 (2 males, 15 females) in the control group and 17 (2 males, 15 females) in the intervention (US) group...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790334/single-microfluidic-electrochemical-sensor-system-for-simultaneous-multi-pulmonary-hypertension-biomarker-analyses
#16
GeonHui Lee, JuKyung Lee, JeongHoon Kim, Hak Soo Choi, Jonghan Kim, SangHoon Lee, HeaYeon Lee
Miniaturized microfluidic biosensors have recently been advanced for portable point-of-care diagnostics by integrating lab-on-a-chip technology and electrochemical analysis. However, the design of a small, integrated, and reliable biosensor for multiple and simultaneous electrochemical analyses in a single device remains a challenge. Here, we present a simultaneous microfluidic electrochemical biosensing system to detect multiple biomarkers of pulmonary hypertension diseases in a single device. The miniaturized biosensor, which is composed of five chambers, is precisely and individually controlled using in-house-built pneumatic microvalves to manipulate the flow pathway...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789646/stakeholders-views-on-the-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-maternal-care-financing-and-its-reform-in-georgia
#17
Lela Shengelia, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot
BACKGROUND: The improvement of maternal health has been one of the aims of the health financing reforms in Georgia. Public-private relationships are the most notable part of the reform. This study aimed to assess the strengths and weakness of the maternal care financing in Georgia in terms of adequacy and effects. METHODS: A qualitative design was used to explore the opinions of key stakeholders about the adequacy of maternal care financing and financial protection of pregnant women in Georgia...
August 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780926/development-of-locomotion-over-inclined-surfaces-in-laying-hens
#18
C LeBlanc, B Tobalske, S Bowley, A Harlander-Matauschek
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate locomotor strategies during development in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus); we were motivated, in part, by current efforts to improve the design of housing systems for laying hens which aim to reduce injury and over-exertion. Using four strains of laying hens (Lohmann Brown, Lohmann LSL lite, Dekalb White and Hyline Brown) throughout this longitudinal study, we investigated their locomotor style and climbing capacity in relation to the degree (0 to 70°) of incline, age (2 to 36 weeks) and the surface substrate (sandpaper or wire grid)...
August 7, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780900/results-from-a-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-real-time-body-surface-visual-feedback-in-reducing-patient-motion-during-lung-cancer-radiotherapy
#19
Gareth J Price, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Julia Stratford, Sheena Chauhan, Michelle Bewley, Laura Clarke, Corinne N Johnson, Christopher J Moore
INTRODUCTION: Optical surface measurement devices are a maturing technology in radiotherapy. The challenge for such devices is to demonstrate how they can improve clinical care. We present results from a phase 1 clinical trial designed to test the hypothesis that if presented with live data from a novel optical measurement device, showing their deviation from an ideal radiotherapy treatment position, patients will be able to better control their motion and increase their geometrical conformance...
August 7, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777733/who-does-not-cut-down-comparing-characteristics-and-drinking-motives-of-drinkers-and-abstainers-during-the-exam-periods
#20
Joris Van Damme, Anne Hublet, Bart De Clercq, Emmanuel Kuntsche, Lea Maes, Els Clays
OBJECTIVE: Drinking alcohol during the exams can affect academic performance and future career options, but is rarely investigated. Drinking motives, socio-demographics and personality characteristics are investigated in non-abstainers and weekly drinkers during the exams. PARTICIPANTS: 7,181 Belgian university students who anonymously responded to an email invitation to an online survey. METHODS: Logistic regressions and mixed design analysis-of-variance on cross-sectional data...
August 4, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
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