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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899837/the-use-of-animated-videos-to-illustrate-oral-solid-dosage-form-manufacturing-in-a-pharmaceutics-course
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Venkata Kashyap Yellepeddi, Charles Roberson
Objective. To evaluate the impact of animated videos of oral solid dosage form manufacturing as visual instructional aids on pharmacy students' perception and learning. Design. Data were obtained using a validated, paper-based survey instrument designed to evaluate the effectiveness, appeal, and efficiency of the animated videos in a pharmaceutics course offered in spring 2014 and 2015. Basic demographic data were also collected and analyzed. Assessment data at the end of pharmaceutics course was collected for 2013 and compared with assessment data from 2014, and 2015...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899332/artificial-neural-network-for-suppression-of-banding-artifacts-in-balanced-steady-state-free-precession-mri
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Ki Hwan Kim, Sung-Hong Park
The balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) MR sequence is frequently used in clinics, but is sensitive to off-resonance effects, which can cause banding artifacts. Often multiple bSSFP datasets are acquired at different phase cycling (PC) angles and then combined in a special way for banding artifact suppression. Many strategies of combining the datasets have been suggested for banding artifact suppression, but there are still limitations in their performance, especially when the number of phase-cycled bSSFP datasets is small...
November 26, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899048/the-method-for-breast-cancer-grade-prediction-and-pathway-analysis-based-on-improved-multiple-kernel-learning
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Tianci Song, Yan Wang, Wei Du, Sha Cao, Yuan Tian, Yanchun Liang
Breast cancer histologic grade represents the morphological assessment of the tumor's malignancy and aggressiveness, which is vital in clinically planning treatment and estimating prognosis for patients. Therefore, the prediction of breast cancer grade can markedly elevate the detection of early breast cancer and efficiently guide its treatment. With the advent of high-throughput profiling technology, a large number of data of different types are rapidly generated, and each data provides its unique biological insight...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897236/recognition-of-mould-colony-on-unhulled-paddy-based-on-computer-vision-using-conventional-machine-learning-and-deep-learning-techniques
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Ke Sun, Zhengjie Wang, Kang Tu, Shaojin Wang, Leiqing Pan
To investigate the potential of conventional and deep learning techniques to recognize the species and distribution of mould in unhulled paddy, samples were inoculated and cultivated with five species of mould, and sample images were captured. The mould recognition methods were built using support vector machine (SVM), back-propagation neural network (BPNN), convolutional neural network (CNN), and deep belief network (DBN) models. An accuracy rate of 100% was achieved by using the DBN model to identify the mould species in the sample images based on selected colour-histogram parameters, followed by the SVM and BPNN models...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894939/intranasal-cerebrolysin-attenuates-learning-and-memory-impairments-in-d-galactose-induced-senescence-in-mice
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Ehsan Pourmemar, Alireza Majdi, Morteza Haramshahi, Mahnaz Talebi, Pouran Karimi, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad
Neurotrophic factors are currently being considered as pro-cognitive therapeutic approaches for management of cognitive deficits. This study aims to evaluate the effects of intranasal (i.n.) or intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of Cerebrolysin (CBL) (as a mixture of neurotrophic factors) on the d-galactose-induced oxidative stress, apoptosis and memory as well as learning impairment in mice. For this purpose, CBL (1, 2.5, 5 ml/kg/i.p.) or (1 ml/kg/i.n.), were administrated daily in d-galactose-received (100 mg/kg/subcutaneous (s...
November 25, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894702/adaptive-pi-controller-to-voltage-regulation-in-power-systems-statcom-as-a-case-study
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Mohammad Reza Tavana, Mohammad-Hassan Khooban, Taher Niknam
Static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) provides the means to improve quality and reliability of a power system as it has the functional capability to handle dynamic disturbances, such as transient stability and power oscillation damping as well as to providing voltage regulation. In this paper, a robust adaptive PI-based optimal fuzzy control strategy is proposed to control a STATCOM used in distribution systems. The proposed intelligent strategy is based on a combination of a new General Type-II Fuzzy Logic (GT2FL) with a simple heuristic algorithm named Teaching Learning Based Optimization (TLBO) Algorithm...
November 25, 2016: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893582/basic-burns-management-e-learning-a-new-teaching-tool
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Francesco M Egro
Burns teaching is organized only in a few medical schools in the United Kingdom. An e-learning tutorial was developed with the objective of incorporating burns teaching within the medical school curriculum. A 33-webpage e-learning was created, covering topics such as local and general response to burns, assessment of burns, first aid, primary and secondary survey, and referral guidelines. Medical student satisfaction was then evaluated using a 12-question feedback survey rated based on a Likert scale from 1 (very poor) to 5 (very good)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893380/area-determination-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-images-using-a-cascaded-two-stage-svm-based-classification
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Lei Wang, Peder Pedersen, Emmanuel Agu, Diane Strong, Bengisu Tulu
It is standard practice for clinicians and nurses to primarily assess patients' wounds via visual examination. This subjective method can be inaccurate in wound assessment and also represents a significant clinical workload. Hence, computer-based systems, especially implemented on mobile devices, can provide automatic, quantitative wound assessment and can thus be valuable for accurately monitoring wound healing status. Out of all wound assessment parameters, the measurement of the wound area is the most suitable for automated analysis...
November 23, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893260/brain-drain-an-examination-of-stereotype-threat-effects-during-training-on-knowledge-acquisition-and-organizational-effectiveness
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James A Grand
Stereotype threat describes a situation in which individuals are faced with the risk of upholding a negative stereotype about their subgroup based on their actions. Empirical work in this area has primarily examined the impact of negative stereotypes on performance for threatened individuals. However, this body of research seldom acknowledges that performance is a function of learning-which may also be impaired by pervasive group stereotypes. This study presents evidence from a 3-day self-guided training program demonstrating that stereotype threat impairs acquisition of cognitive learning outcomes for females facing a negative group stereotype...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893251/sources-of-developmental-change-in-the-efficiency-of-information-search
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Azzurra Ruggeri, Tania Lombrozo, Thomas L Griffiths, Fei Xu
Children are active learners: they learn not only from the information people offer and the evidence they happen to observe, but by actively seeking information. However, children's information search strategies are typically less efficient than those of adults. In two studies, we isolate potential sources of developmental change in how children (7- and 10-year-olds) and adults search for information. To do so, we develop a hierarchical version of the 20-questions game, in which participants either ask questions (Study 1) or test individual objects (Study 2) to discover which category of objects within a nested structure (e...
December 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891020/preventing-medico-legal-issues-in-clinical-practice
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Bevinahalli N Raveesh, Ragavendra B Nayak, Shivakumar F Kumbar
The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions in the world. The practice of medicine is capable of rendering noble service to humanity provided due care, sincerity, efficiency, and professional skill is observed by the doctors. However, today, the patient-doctor relationship has almost diminished its fiduciary character and has become more formal and structured. Doctors are no longer regarded as infallible and beyond questioning. Corporatization of health care has made it like any other business, and the medical profession is increasingly being guided by the profit motive rather than that of service...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889623/training-needs-of-clinical-nurses-at-an-university-hospital-in-turkey
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Emine Kol, Emine İlaslan, Mehtap Turkay
The learning needs of clinical nurses should be determined and evaluated at regular intervals for evaluate the continuity and the efficiency of education. The descriptive study was conducted to determine the training needs of nurses working in an educational hospital between February 1st 2012 and May 1st 2012. It was determined that, among the training topics related to patient care, those demanded the most were cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, fluid-electrolyte balance, safe drug administration and wound Care...
November 16, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889439/when-a-gold-standard-isn-t-so-golden-lack-of-prediction-of-subjective-sleep-quality-from-sleep-polysomnography
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Katherine A Kaplan, Jason Hirshman, Beatriz Hernandez, Marcia L Stefanick, Andrew R Hoffman, Susan Redline, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Katie Stone, Leah Friedman, Jamie M Zeitzer
BACKGROUND: Reports of subjective sleep quality are frequently collected in research and clinical practice. It is unclear, however, how well polysomnographic measures of sleep correlate with subjective reports of prior-night sleep quality in elderly men and women. Furthermore, the relative importance of various polysomnographic, demographic and clinical characteristics in predicting subjective sleep quality is not known. We sought to determine the correlates of subjective sleep quality in in older adults using more recently developed machine learning algorithms that are suitable for selecting and ranking important variables...
November 23, 2016: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889177/-assessment-of-the-learning-curves-for-intravesical-adenoma-morcellation-using-piranha-%C3%A2-device-during-endoscopic-enucleation
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V Misrai, B Bordier, J Guillotreau
INTRODUCTION: Morcellation of intravesical adenoma (MIA) is an important part of the endoscopic enucleation procedure. The aim of this study was to analyse the learning curve of the MIA during endoscopic enucleation of the prostate. MATERIAL: We conducted a prospective study of the first 90 patients treated by endoscopic enucleation of the prostate by a single surgeon without previous experience of MIA. The population was divided into 3 consecutive groups of 30 patients...
November 23, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888170/a-predictive-model-for-medical-events-based-on-contextual-embedding-of-temporal-sequences
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Wael Farhan, Zhimu Wang, Yingxiang Huang, Shuang Wang, Fei Wang, Xiaoqian Jiang
BACKGROUND: Medical concepts are inherently ambiguous and error-prone due to human fallibility, which makes it hard for them to be fully used by classical machine learning methods (eg, for tasks like early stage disease prediction). OBJECTIVE: Our work was to create a new machine-friendly representation that resembles the semantics of medical concepts. We then developed a sequential predictive model for medical events based on this new representation. METHODS: We developed novel contextual embedding techniques to combine different medical events (eg, diagnoses, prescriptions, and labs tests)...
November 25, 2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886585/facilitating-adaptive-management-in-a-government-program-a-household-energy-efficiency-case-study
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Jim Curtis, Alex Graham, Eraj Ghafoori, Susan Pyke, Stefan Kaufman, Mark Boulet
Interim evaluations of government programs can sometimes reveal lower than expected outcomes, leading to the question of how adjustments can be made while the program is still underway. Although adaptive management frameworks can provide a practical roadmap to address this question, a lack of successful learnings and poor implementation have hampered the progress and wider application of adaptive management. Using a case study involving an energy efficiency government program targeting low-income households, this article provides supporting evidence on how adaptive management can be facilitated and applied...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885540/automatic-abdominal-multi-organ-segmentation-using-deep-convolutional-neural-network-and-time-implicit-level-sets
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Peijun Hu, Fa Wu, Jialin Peng, Yuanyuan Bao, Feng Chen, Dexing Kong
PURPOSE: Multi-organ segmentation from CT images is an essential step for computer-aided diagnosis and surgery planning. However, manual delineation of the organs by radiologists is tedious, time-consuming and poorly reproducible. Therefore, we propose a fully automatic method for the segmentation of multiple organs from three-dimensional abdominal CT images. METHODS: The proposed method employs deep fully convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for organ detection and segmentation, which is further refined by a time-implicit multi-phase evolution method...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885094/norwegian-russian-cooperation-in-nuclear-legacy-regulation-continuing-experience-and-lessons
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Malgorzata K Sneve, Natalya Shandala, Alexey Titov, Vladimir Seregin, Sergey Kiselev
Safe management of nuclear legacies arising from past activities is a critical issue in maintaining confidence for the continuing and future use of radioactive materials. Effective and efficient regulatory supervision of nuclear legacy management is a critical part of that process. The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority plays an active role in bilateral regulatory cooperation projects with sister authorities in the Russian Federation, as part of Norway's Plan of Action to improve radiation and nuclear safety...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881124/effects-of-variable-practice-on-the-motor-learning-outcomes-in-manual-wheelchair-propulsion
#19
Marika T Leving, Riemer J K Vegter, Sonja de Groot, Lucas H V van der Woude
BACKGROUND: Handrim wheelchair propulsion is a cyclic skill that needs to be learned during rehabilitation. It has been suggested that more variability in propulsion technique benefits the motor learning process of wheelchair propulsion. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of variable practice on the motor learning outcomes of wheelchair propulsion in able-bodied participants. Variable practice was introduced in the form of wheelchair basketball practice and wheelchair-skill practice...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881123/reflective-practice-and-its-role-in-facilitating-creative-responses-to-dilemmas-within-clinical-communication-a-qualitative-analysis
#20
Gabriele Lutz, Gudrun Roling, Bettina Berger, Friedrich Edelhäuser, Christian Scheffer
BACKGROUND: Good communication is a major factor in delivering high quality in care. Research indicates that current communication skills training alone might not sufficiently enable students to find context-specific creative solutions to individual complex personal and interpersonal challenges in the clinical context. This study explores medical students' experiences with real communication dilemmas in a facilitated group setting. The aims were to gain a better understanding of whether and, if so, how reflective practice can enhance students' ability to find creative individual solutions in difficult communication situations and to identify factors within the reflective setting that foster their creative competency...
November 24, 2016: BMC Medical Education
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