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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101272/isolation-and-characterization-of-agrobacterium-strains-from-soil-a-laboratory-capstone-experience
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Kim R Finer, Lee Fox, John J Finer
In this investigation, the students' goal was to isolate and characterize Agrobacterium strains from soil. Following selection and enrichment on 1A-t medium, putative Agrobacterium isolates were characterized by Gram stain reaction and biochemical tests. Isolates were further evaluated using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with different primer sets designed to amplify specific regions of bacterial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Primer sets included AGRH to identify isolates that were members of the Rhizobiaceae, BIOVAR1 primers to identify members of Agrobacterium biovar group I, and a third set, VIRG, to determine presence of virG (only present in pathogenic Agrobacterium strains)...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091694/-evidence-based-tep-technique
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F Köckerling
The guidelines of all international hernia societies recommend as procedures of choice the laparoendoscopic techniques total extraperitoneal patch plasty (TEP) and transabdominal preperitoneal patch plasty (TAPP) as well as the open Lichtenstein operation for elective inguinal hernia repair. The learning curve associated with the laparoendoscopic techniques, in particular TEP, is longer than that for the open Lichtenstein technique due to the complexity of the procedures. Accordingly, for laparoendoscopic techniques it is particularly important that the operations are conducted in a standardized manner in compliance with the evidence-based recommendations given for the technical details...
January 13, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065689/virtual-teach-to-goal%C3%A2-adaptive-learning-of-inhaler-technique-for-inpatients-with-asthma-or-copd
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Valerie G Press, Colleen A Kelly, John J Kim, Steven R White, David O Meltzer, Vineet M Arora
BACKGROUND: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) result in more than 1 million hospitalizations annually. Most hospitalized patients misuse respiratory inhalers. This misuse can be corrected with in-person education; however, this strategy is resource intensive and skills wane quickly after discharge. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop and pilot a virtual teach-to-goal™ (V-TTG™) inhaler skill training module, using innovative adaptive learning technology...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063865/evaluation-of-a-mastery-learning-intervention-on-hospitalists-code-status-discussion-skills
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Rashmi K Sharma, Eytan Szmuilowicz, Adeboye Ogunseitan, Sasha F Jones, Jessica A Montalvo, Kevin J O'Leary, Diane B Wayne
CONTEXT: Although code status discussions (CSD) occur frequently in the hospital setting, discussions often lack content necessary for informed decision making. Simulation-based mastery learning (SBML) has been used to improve clinical skills among resident physicians and may provide a novel way to improve hospitalists' CSD skills. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this pilot randomized controlled trial was to develop and evaluate a CSD SBML intervention for hospitalists...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059603/retention-of-basic-life-support-in-laypeople-mastery-learning-vs-time-based-education
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Sylvain Boet, M Dylan Bould, Ashlee-Ann Pigford, Bernhard Rössler, Pratheeban Nambyiah, Qi Li, Alexandra Bunting, Karl Schebesta
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of a mastery learning (ML) versus a time-based (TB) BLS course for the acquisition and retention of BLS knowledge and skills in laypeople. METHODS: After ethics approval, laypeople were randomized to a ML or TB BLS course based on the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver course. In the ML group, subjects practiced and received feedback at six BLS stations until they reached a pre-determined level of performance. The TB group received a standard AHA six-station BLS course...
January 6, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011260/cost-comparison-of-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-training-completed-with-standard-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-equipment-versus-low-cost-equipment
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Brenton R Franklin, Sarah B Placek, Mercy D Wagner, Sarah M Haviland, Mary T O'Donnell, E Matthew Ritter
OBJECTIVE: Training for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) skills test can be expensive. Previous work demonstrated that training on an ergonomically different, low-cost platform does not affect FLS skills test outcomes. This study compares the average training cost with standard FLS equipment and medical-grade consumables versus training on a lower cost platform with non-medical-grade consumables. DESIGN: Subjects were prospectively randomized to either the standard FLS training platform (n = 19) with medical-grade consumables (S-FLS), or the low-cost platform (n = 20) with training-grade products (LC-FLS)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959914/learning-new-sensorimotor-contingencies-effects-of-long-term-use-of-sensory-augmentation-on-the-brain-and-conscious-perception
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Sabine U König, Frank Schumann, Johannes Keyser, Caspar Goeke, Carina Krause, Susan Wache, Aleksey Lytochkin, Manuel Ebert, Vincent Brunsch, Basil Wahn, Kai Kaspar, Saskia K Nagel, Tobias Meilinger, Heinrich Bülthoff, Thomas Wolbers, Christian Büchel, Peter König
Theories of embodied cognition propose that perception is shaped by sensory stimuli and by the actions of the organism. Following sensorimotor contingency theory, the mastery of lawful relations between own behavior and resulting changes in sensory signals, called sensorimotor contingencies, is constitutive of conscious perception. Sensorimotor contingency theory predicts that, after training, knowledge relating to new sensorimotor contingencies develops, leading to changes in the activation of sensorimotor systems, and concomitant changes in perception...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920965/an-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-supervision-intensity-supervisor-qualifications-and-caseload-on-outcomes-in-the-treatment-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Dennis R Dixon, Erik Linstead, Doreen Granpeesheh, Marlena N Novack, Ryan French, Elizabeth Stevens, Laura Stevens, Alva Powell
Ample research has shown the benefits of intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD); research that investigates the role of treatment supervision, however, is limited. The present study examined the relationship between mastery of learning objectives and supervision hours, supervisor credentials, years of experience, and caseload in a large sample of children with ASD (N = 638). These data were retrieved from a large archival database of children with ASD receiving community-based ABA services...
December 2016: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884677/mastery-based-virtual-reality-robotic-simulation-curriculum-the-first-step-toward-operative-robotic-proficiency
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Melissa E Hogg, Vernissia Tam, Mazen Zenati, Stephanie Novak, Jennifer Miller, Amer H Zureikat, Herbert J Zeh
OBJECTIVE: Hepatobiliary surgery is a highly complex, low-volume specialty with long learning curves necessary to achieve optimal outcomes. This creates significant challenges in both training and measuring surgical proficiency. We hypothesize that a virtual reality curriculum with mastery-based simulation is a valid tool to train fellows toward operative proficiency. This study evaluates the content and predictive validity of robotic simulation curriculum as a first step toward developing a comprehensive, proficiency-based pathway...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871124/introducing-technology-for-thriving-in-residential-long-term-care
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Elisabeth Østensen, Edith Roth Gjevjon, Tone Øderud, Anne Moen
PURPOSE: To present an emerging innovative care model that supports participation and thriving by older adults in residential care, by introduction to new technology and mobilizing volunteer services. DESIGN: Qualitative, exploratory study, introducing tablet computers to 15 older adults in two municipalities. METHODS: The intervention encompassed weekly workshops over the course of 1 year with volunteer adolescents as personal tutors. Observations of workshops, interviews with nurses, and repeated semistructured interviews with older adult participants eliciting their perspective on use, experiences, perceived usefulness, and overall evaluation of the intervention...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863135/a-new-roadmap-for-the-journey-from-internist-to-rheumatologist
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Lisa G Criscione-Schreiber, Calvin R Brown, Kenneth S O'Rourke, Howard A Fuchs, Chaim Putterman, Irene J Tan, Joanne Valeriano-Marcet, Evelyn Hsieh, Sarah Zirkle, Marcy B Bolster
OBJECTIVE: Measurement is necessary to gauge improvement. U.S. training programs have not previously used shared standards to assess trainees' mastery of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice rheumatology competently. In 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Next Accreditation System (NAS) began requiring semi-annual evaluation of all medicine subspecialty fellows on 23 Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones. Since these Reporting Milestones are not subspecialty-specific, Rheumatology Curricular Milestones were needed to guide rheumatology fellowship training programs and fellows on the training journey from Internist to Rheumatologist...
November 11, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859721/analysis-of-the-learning-curve-for-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-esophageal-achalasia-single-center-two-operator-experience
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Houning Lv, Ningning Zhao, Zhongqing Zheng, Tao Wang, Fang Yang, Xihui Jiang, Lin Lin, Chao Sun, Bangmao Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has emerged as an advanced technique for the treatment of achalasia, and defining the learning curve is mandatory. METHODS: From August 2011 to June 2014, two operators in our institution (A&B) carried out POEM on 35 and 33 consecutive patients, respectively. Moving average and cumulative sum (CUSUM) methods were used to analyze the POEM learning curve for corrected operative time (cOT), referring to duration of per centimeter myotomy...
November 17, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790469/student-project-in-anatomy-spa-making-the-first-year-medical-students-responsible-and-creative
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Satheesha B Nayak, Snigdha Mishra, Bincy M George, Naveen Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Creativity is a combination of ones' capacity to think outside the box, the gained knowledge and the passion for creating something. It very easily and effectively provides the creator a chance to be responsible for his/her creation and acts as a confidence booster for him/her. Creativity is inherent, but needs to be polished and nurtured. If nurtured well through proper motivation, the creator excels leaps and bounds. It develops an empathetic behaviour in the creator, when he allows his creations to be used by others...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779509/the-learning-environment-counts-longitudinal-qualitative-analysis-of-study-strategies-adopted-by-first-year-medical-students-in-a-competency-based-educational-program
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S Beth Bierer, Elaine F Dannefer
PURPOSE: The move toward competency-based education will require medical schools and postgraduate training programs to restructure learning environments to motivate trainees to take personal ownership for learning. This qualitative study explores how medical students select and implement study strategies while enrolled in a unique, nontraditional program that emphasizes reflection on performance and competence rather than relying on high-stakes examinations or grades to motivate students to learn and excel...
November 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754596/educational-utility-of-advanced-three-dimensional-virtual-imaging-in-evaluating-the-anatomical-configuration-of-the-frontal-recess
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Abib Agbetoba, Amber Luong, Jin Keat Siow, Brent Senior, Claudio Callejas, Kornel Szczygielski, Martin J Citardi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic sinus surgery represents a cornerstone in the professional development of otorhinolaryngology trainees. Mastery of these surgical skills requires an understanding of paranasal sinus and skull-base anatomy. The frontal sinus is associated with a wide range of variation and complex anatomical configuration, and thus represents an important challenge for all trainees performing endoscopic sinus surgery. METHODS: Forty-five otorhinolaryngology trainees and 20 medical school students from 5 academic institutions were enrolled and randomized into 1 of 2 groups...
October 18, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734202/outcomes-of-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-fls-mastery-training-standards-applied-to-an-ergonomically-different-lower-cost-platform
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Sarah B Placek, Brenton R Franklin, Sarah M Haviland, Mercy D Wagner, Mary T O'Donnell, Chad T Cryer, Kristen D Trinca, Elliott Silverman, E Matthew Ritter
OBJECTIVE: Using previously established mastery learning standards, this study compares outcomes of training on standard FLS (FLS) equipment with training on an ergonomically different (ED-FLS), but more portable, lower cost platform. METHODS: Subjects completed a pre-training FLS skills test on the standard platform and were then randomized to train on the FLS training platform (n = 20) or the ED-FLS platform (n = 19). A post-training FLS skills test was administered to both groups on the standard FLS platform...
October 12, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718350/smartphone-based-system-for-learning-and-inferring-hearing-aid-settings
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Gabriel Aldaz, Sunil Puria, Larry J Leifer
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that hearing aid wearers can successfully self-train their instruments' gain-frequency response and compression parameters in everyday situations. Combining hearing aids with a smartphone introduces additional computing power, memory, and a graphical user interface that may enable greater setting personalization. To explore the benefits of self-training with a smartphone-based hearing system, a parameter space was chosen with four possible combinations of microphone mode (omnidirectional and directional) and noise reduction state (active and off)...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687258/can-lessons-from-systems-based-mastery-learning-for-thoracentesis-be-translated-to-hospitalists
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Trevor Jensen, Andrew Lai, Michelle Mourad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682965/provider-experiences-with-the-large-scale-helping-babies-breathe-training-programme-in-tanzania
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Kahabi Ganka Isangula, Megan E Kassick, Allan Kaijunga Kairuki, Robson Amunga Meda, Erica Thomas, Akwila Temu, Georgina Msemo, Mary Azayo, Brett D Nelson
OBJECTIVES: Worldwide, there has been renewed emphasis on reducing neonatal mortality in low-resource countries. The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) programme has been shown to reduce newborn deaths. The aim of this study is to present provider-level perceptions and experiences of the HBB programme implemented at-scale in Tanzania and identify key lessons learned for scalability in similar and other settings. METHODS: Focus group discussions with HBB-trained providers were conducted using a prospective longitudinal study design between October 2013 and May 2015...
September 29, 2016: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660751/effect-of-the-children-s-health-activity-motor-program-on-motor-skills-and-self-regulation-in-head-start-preschoolers-an-efficacy-trial
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Leah E Robinson, Kara K Palmer, Kristen L Bub
Self-regulatory skills are broadly defined as the ability to manage emotions, focus attention, and inhibit some behaviors while activating others in accordance with social expectations and are an established indicator of academic success. Growing evidence links motor skills and physical activity to self-regulation. This study examined the efficacy of a motor skills intervention (i.e., the Children's Health Activity Motor Program, CHAMP) that is theoretically grounded in Achievement Goal Theory on motor skill performance and self-regulation in Head Start preschoolers...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
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