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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934771/stimulating-the-clinical-academics-of-tomorrow-a-survey-of-research-opportunities-for-medical-students-in-new-zealand
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Ibrahim S Al-Busaidi, Cameron I Wells
Developing the clinical academic workforce of the future is a priority of international relevance. Despite a number of measures implemented to address this challenge, a small proportion of medical students engage in research. Lack of knowledge of available research opportunities, and difficulty finding projects and suitable mentors are key barriers to undergraduate medical research. To date, there is no consolidated source of information on undergraduate research training opportunities and their outcomes available to medical students in New Zealand...
September 22, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934744/association-of-serum-amyloid-a-with-kidney-outcomes-and-all-cause-mortality-in-american-indians-with-type-2-diabetes
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Pierre-Jean Saulnier, Brad P Dieter, Stephanie K Tanamas, Sterling M McPherson, Kevin M Wheelock, William C Knowler, Helen C Looker, Rick L Meek, Robert G Nelson, Katherine R Tuttle
BACKGROUND: Serum amyloid A (SAA) induces inflammation and apoptosis in kidney cells and is found to be causing the pathologic changes that are associated with diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Higher serum SAA concentrations were previously associated with increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and death in persons with type 2 diabetes and advanced DKD. We explored the prognostic value of SAA in American Indians with type 2 diabetes without DKD or with early DKD. METHODS: SAA concentration was measured in serum samples obtained at the start of follow-up...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934586/improving-student-outcomes-in-higher-education-the-science-of-targeted-intervention
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Judith M Harackiewicz, Stacy J Priniski
Many theoretically based interventions have been developed over the past two decades to improve educational outcomes in higher education. Based in social-psychological and motivation theories, well-crafted interventions have proven remarkably effective because they target specific educational problems and the processes that underlie them. In this review, we evaluate the current state of the literature on targeted interventions in higher education with an eye to emerging theoretical and conceptual questions about intervention science...
September 20, 2017: Annual Review of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934488/de-novo-pathway-based-biomarker-identification
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Nicolas Alcaraz, Markus List, Richa Batra, Fabio Vandin, Henrik J Ditzel, Jan Baumbach
Gene expression profiles have been extensively discussed as an aid to guide the therapy by predicting disease outcome for the patients suffering from complex diseases, such as cancer. However, prediction models built upon single-gene (SG) features show poor stability and performance on independent datasets. Attempts to mitigate these drawbacks have led to the development of network-based approaches that integrate pathway information to produce meta-gene (MG) features. Also, MG approaches have only dealt with the two-class problem of good versus poor outcome prediction...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934462/clusters-of-human-infections-with-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-in-china-march-2013-to-june-2015
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Bo Liu, Fiona P Havers, Lei Zhou, Haojie Zhong, Xianjun Wang, Shenghua Mao, Hai Li, Ruiqi Ren, Nijuan Xiang, Yuelong Shu, Suizan Zhou, Fuqiang Liu, Enfu Chen, Yanping Zhang, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Qun Li, Zijian Feng
Multiple clusters of human infections with novel avian influenza A(H7N9) virus have occurred since the virus was first identified in spring 2013. However, in many situations it is unclear whether these clusters result from person-to-person transmission or exposure to a common infectious source. We analyzed the possibility of person-to-person transmission in each cluster and developed a framework to assess the likelihood that person-to-person transmission had occurred. We described 21 clusters with 22 infected contact cases that were identified by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention from March 2013 through June 2015...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934180/notes-from-the-field-travel-associated-melioidosis-and-resulting-laboratory-exposures-united-states-2016
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Patrick K Mitchell, Colin Campbell, Martha P Montgomery, Julie Paoline, Christopher Wilbur, Leah Posivak-Khouly, Kristin Garafalo, Mindy Elrod, Lindy Liu, Andre Weltman
In mid-July 2016, a Pennsylvania resident aged 15 years who had recently returned from Thailand was treated by a pediatrician for sore throat, fever, and bilateral thigh abscesses at the sites of mosquito bites (Figure). She had traveled to northeast Thailand with nine other teens as part of an 18-day service-oriented trip run by an Ohio-based youth tour company that arranges travel to Thailand for approximately 500 persons annually. This trip included construction and agricultural activities and recreational mud exposures...
September 22, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934049/a-framework-for-latino-nursing-leadership
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Antonia M Villarruel
There is an urgent need for Latino leaders in nursing, yet little has been written about Latino leaders and leadership. Leadership comes with challenges and opportunities in particular for Latino nurses who contend with specific cultural imperatives and obstacles. In this article, I review the current healthcare environment and propose a framework for Latino nursing leadership within the context of current challenges and opportunities and my personal experience in nursing. This framework is meant to serve as a guide for the development of Latino nurses who will improve the health and well-being of those in the most vulnerable communities by utilizing their cultural strengths and professional skills to deliver quality and compassionate care...
October 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934037/middle-range-theory-coping-and-adaptation-with-active-aging
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Martha Elba Salazar-Barajas, Bertha Cecilia Salazar-González, Esther Carlota Gallegos-Cabriales
Various disciplines focus on a multiplicity of aspects of aging: lifestyles, personal biological factors, psychological conditions, health conditions, physical environment, and social and economic factors. The aforementioned are all related to the determinants of active aging. The aim is to describe the development of a middle-range theory based on coping and adaptation with active aging. Concepts and relationships derived from Roy's model of adaptation are included. The proposed concepts are hope, health habits, coping with aging, social relations, and active aging...
October 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933953/differential-programming-needs-of-college-students-preferring-web-based-versus-in-person-physical-activity-programs
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Stephanie P Goldstein, Evan M Forman, Meghan L Butryn, James D Herbert
College students report several barriers to exercise, highlighting a need for university-based programs that address these challenges. In contrast to in-person interventions, several web-based programs have been developed to enhance program engagement by increasing ease of access and lowering the necessary level of commitment to participate. Unfortunately, web-based programs continue to struggle with engagement and less-than-ideal outcomes. One explanation for this discrepancy is that different intervention modalities may attract students with distinctive activity patterns, motivators, barriers, and program needs...
September 21, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933890/environmental-sensitivity-in-children-development-of-the-highly-sensitive-child-scale-and-identification-of-sensitivity-groups
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Michael Pluess, Elham Assary, Francesca Lionetti, Kathryn J Lester, Eva Krapohl, Elaine N Aron, Arthur Aron
A large number of studies document that children differ in the degree they are shaped by their developmental context with some being more sensitive to environmental influences than others. Multiple theories suggest that Environmental Sensitivity is a common trait predicting the response to negative as well as positive exposures. However, most research to date has relied on more or less proximal markers of Environmental Sensitivity. In this paper we introduce a new questionnaire-the Highly Sensitive Child (HSC) scale-as a promising self-report measure of Environmental Sensitivity...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933889/codevelopment-of-well-being-and-self-esteem-in-romantic-partners-disentangling-the-effects-of-mutual-influence-and-shared-environment
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Ulrich Orth, Ruth Yasemin Erol, Thomas Ledermann, Alexander Grob
Common sense suggests that romantic partners tend to be interdependent in their well-being and self-esteem. The authors tested the degree to which codevelopment in romantic partners (i.e., development in similar directions) is due to mutual influence between partners or due to the effects of shared environment, using longitudinal data from 5 samples of couples (N = 4,116 participants). The samples included dating, cohabiting, and married couples, with a broad age range covering young adulthood to old age. The authors used a longitudinal version of the actor-partner interdependence model and examined measures of well-being (life satisfaction, positive affect, negative affect, and depression) and self-esteem...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933874/wisdom-bias-and-balance-toward-a-process-sensitive-measurement-of-wisdom-related-cognition
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Justin P Brienza, Franki Y H Kung, Henri C Santos, D Ramona Bobocel, Igor Grossmann
Philosophers and behavioral scientists refer to wisdom as unbiased reasoning that guides one toward a balance of interests and promotes a good life. However, major instruments developed to test wisdom appear biased, and it is unclear whether they capture balance-related tendencies. We examined whether shifting from global, de-contextualized reports to state-level reports about concrete situations provides a less biased method to assess wise reasoning (e.g., intellectual humility, recognition of uncertainty and change, consideration of the broader context at hand and perspectives of others, integration of these perspectives or compromise), which may be aligned with the notion of balancing interests...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933872/from-needs-to-goals-and-representations-foundations-for-a-unified-theory-of-motivation-personality-and-development
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Carol S Dweck
Drawing on both classic and current approaches, I propose a theory that integrates motivation, personality, and development within one framework, using a common set of principles and mechanisms. The theory begins by specifying basic needs and by suggesting how, as people pursue need-fulfilling goals, they build mental representations of their experiences (beliefs, representations of emotions, and representations of action tendencies). I then show how these needs, goals, and representations can serve as the basis of both motivation and personality, and can help to integrate disparate views of personality...
September 21, 2017: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933191/dementia-friendly-initiatives-a-state-of-the-science-review
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Catherine A Hebert, Kezia Scales
Background Dementia friendly initiatives share similarities with the age-friendly movement in a focus on active engagement and creating a good quality of life for older adults. Dementia friendly initiatives offer a welcoming optimistic narrative in dementia studies by embracing dignity, empowerment, and autonomy to enable well-being throughout the dementia trajectory. Purpose The purpose of this review is to explore the current science of dementia friendly initiatives, identify gaps, and inform future research...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933190/assessment-of-capabilities-in-persons-with-advanced-stage-of-dementia-validation-of-the-montessori-assessment-system-mas
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Jérôme Erkes, Cameron J Camp, Stéphane Raffard, Marie-Christine Gély-Nargeot And, Sophie Bayard
This study evaluated the validity and reliability of the Montessori Assessment System. The Montessori Assessment System assesses preserved abilities in persons with moderate to severe dementia. In this respect, this instrument provides crucial information for the development of effective person-centered care plans. A total of 196 persons with a diagnosis of dementia in the moderate to severe stages of dementia were recruited in 10 long-term care facilities in France. All participants completed the Montessori Assessment System, the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale and/or the Mini Mental State Examination and the Severe Impairment Battery-short form...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932980/understanding-clinical-mammographic-breast-density-assessment-a-deep-learning-perspective
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Aly A Mohamed, Yahong Luo, Hong Peng, Rachel C Jankowitz, Shandong Wu
Mammographic breast density has been established as an independent risk marker for developing breast cancer. Breast density assessment is a routine clinical need in breast cancer screening and current standard is using the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System (BI-RADS) criteria including four qualitative categories (i.e., fatty, scattered density, heterogeneously dense, or extremely dense). In each mammogram examination, a breast is typically imaged with two different views, i.e., the mediolateral oblique (MLO) view and cranial caudal (CC) view...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932827/partitioning-based-mechanisms-under-personalized-differential-privacy
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Haoran Li, Li Xiong, Zhanglong Ji, Xiaoqian Jiang
Differential privacy has recently emerged in private statistical aggregate analysis as one of the strongest privacy guarantees. A limitation of the model is that it provides the same privacy protection for all individuals in the database. However, it is common that data owners may have different privacy preferences for their data. Consequently, a global differential privacy parameter may provide excessive privacy protection for some users, while insufficient for others. In this paper, we propose two partitioning-based mechanisms, privacy-aware and utility-based partitioning, to handle personalized differential privacy parameters for each individual in a dataset while maximizing utility of the differentially private computation...
May 2017: Adv Knowl Discov Data Min (2017)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932645/intratumor-heterogeneity-of-immune-checkpoints-in-primary-renal-cell-cancer-focus-on-hla-g-ilt2-ilt4
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Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, Joel LeMaoult, Jérôme Verine, Diana Tronik-Le Roux, Stéphane Culine, Christophe Hennequin, François Desgrandchamps, Edgardo D Carosella
The establishment and maintenance of anti-tumor immune responses are the objectives of cancer immunotherapy. Despite recent promising advances, the effectiveness of these approaches has been limited by the multiple immunosuppressive mechanisms developed by tumors (checkpoint). The aim of the present study was to demonstrate intratumor heterogeneity at the levels of immune escape strategies and tumor-host relationships. We focused on well-known checkpoints such as PD1/PDL1 and on a new checkpoint involving HLA-G and its receptors ILT2/ILT4...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932575/pediatric-lung-transplantation
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Christian Benden
Pediatric lung transplantation has been undertaken since the 1980s, and it is today considered an accepted therapy option in carefully selected children with end-stage pulmonary diseases, providing carefully selected children a net survival benefit and improved health-related quality of life. Nowadays, >100 pediatric lung transplants are done worldwide every year. Here, specific pediatric aspects of lung transplantation are reviewed such as the surgical challenge, effects of immunosuppression on the developing pediatric immune system, and typical infections of childhood, as it is vital to comprehend that children undergoing lung transplants present a real challenge as children are not 'just small adults'...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932343/babies-smell-wonderful-to-their-parents-teenagers-do-not-an-exploratory-questionnaire-study-on-children-s-age-and-personal-odor-ratings-in-a-polish-sample
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Ilona Croy, Tomasz Frackowiak, Thomas Hummel, Agnieszka Sorokowska
INTRODUCTION: Infant body odor is subjectively pleasant to parents and activates reward areas in the brain. Hence, body odor perception might contribute to parental bonding. However, it is unknown whether the perceived pleasantness of children's body odor varies over the course of a child's development. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty-five parents (M = 36.9 years, SD = 7.3) were asked to assess the personal odor pleasantness of their children (N = 367; M = 9...
2017: Chemosensory Perception
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