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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659832/average-sperm-count-remains-unchanged-despite-reduction-in-maternal-smoking-results-from-a-large-cross-sectional-study-with-annual-investigations-over-21-years
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L Priskorn, L Nordkap, A K Bang, M Krause, S A Holmboe, D L Egeberg Palme, S B Winge, N Mørup, E Carlsen, U N Joensen, M Blomberg Jensen, K M Main, A Juul, N E Skakkebaek, T K Jensen, N Jørgensen
STUDY QUESTION: How are temporal trends in lifestyle factors, including exposure to maternal smoking in utero, associated to semen quality in young men from the general population? SUMMARY ANSWER: Exposure to maternal smoking was associated with lower sperm counts but no overall increase in sperm counts was observed during the study period despite a decrease in this exposure. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Meta-analyses suggest a continuous decline in semen quality but few studies have investigated temporal trends in unselected populations recruited and analysed with the same protocol over a long period and none have studied simultaneous trends in lifestyle factors...
April 11, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604533/midwifery-students-experiences-of-learning-through-the-use-of-written-reflections-an-interview-study
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Eva K Persson, Linda J Kvist, Maria Ekelin
In an effort to strengthen midwifery students' learning process, written reflections during the students' clinical practice at birth units have been applied. The aim of this study was to examine how students of midwifery experienced the writing of daily reflections on their practice at birthing units. An interview study was carried out using an inductive method with descriptive design. During 2013 (n = 12) and 2014 (n = 7), respondents were recruited from two cohorts of midwifery students (n = 19) at a university in southern Sweden...
March 22, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601611/next-generation-clinical-guidance-for-primary-care-in-south-africa-credible-consistent-and-pragmatic
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Shingai Machingaidze, Karen Grimmer, Quinette Louw, Tamara Kredo, Taryn Young, Jimmy Volmink
BACKGROUND: Agreed international development standards underpin high quality de novo clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). There is however, no international consensus on how high quality CPGs should 'look'; or on whether high quality CPGs from one country can be viably implemented elsewhere. Writing de novo CPGs is generally resource-intensive and expensive, making this challenging in resource-poor environments. This paper proposes an alternative, efficient method of producing high quality CPGs in such circumstances, using existing CPGs layered by local knowledge, contexts and products...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600746/-hopefully-this-will-all-make-sense-at-some-point-meaning-and-performance-in-illness-blogs
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Catherine McGeehin Heilferty
AIMS: To analyze the narratives of illness blogs created by parents of children with cancer. BACKGROUND: The profound effects of the childhood cancer experience on family members and the turn to the Internet by parents for help in the process are gaining research attention. DESIGN: The qualitative study design involved secondary narrative analysis of 14 illness blogs: 9 by the parents of children with neuroblastoma and 5 by the parents of children with leukemia...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576247/-tweet-format-writing-is-an-effective-tool-for-medical-student-reflection
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Jeremy A Dressler, Beth A Ryder, Michael Connolly, Megan Dias Blais, Thomas J Miner, David T Harrington
OBJECTIVE: Reflective writing during medical education allows for professional growth through retrospective analysis of experiential knowledge. However, these writing assignments can pose a challenge to millennial medical students who are more likely to assimilate knowledge through the use of innovative technology and who prefer their data in a concise format. Here, we present a novel, tweet-style reflective writing assignment to better engage the unique skill set of today's medical students...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567486/genetic-evaluation-of-cardiomyopathy-a-heart-failure-society-of-america-practice-guideline
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Ray E Hershberger, Michael Givertz, Carolyn Y Ho, Daniel P Judge, Paul Kantor, Kim L McBride, Ana Morales, Matthew R G Taylor, Matteo Vatta, Stephanie M Ware
This guideline describes the approach and expertise needed for the genetic evaluation of cardiomyopathy. First published in 2009 by the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), this guidance has now been updated in collaboration with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The writing group, composed of cardiologists and genetics professionals with expertise in adult and pediatric cardiomyopathy, reflects the emergence and increased clinical activity devoted to cardiovascular genetic medicine...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547812/students-use-of-exemplars-to-support-academic-writing-in-higher-education-an-integrative-review
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Rebekah Carter, Yenna Salamonson, Lucie M Ramjan, Elizabeth Halcomb
BACKGROUND: Timely and meaningful feedback is essential to promote active learning and student engagement with learning. However, achieving this remains elusive, particularly in undergraduate nursing programs that admit large student cohorts. One strategy to provide meaningful en masse feedback is to provide feed-forward support by using exemplars. To date, there has been limited evaluation of the effectiveness of this feedback strategy. OBJECTIVE: To review the impact of using exemplars as a feedback strategy to support student academic writing in higher education...
March 3, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543628/cultural-integration-online-the-lived-experience-of-english-as-a-second-language-rn-bsn-nursing-students-learning-in-an-online-environment
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Sonique Sailsman, Marcella Rutherford, Melissa Tovin, Rosina Cianelli
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of RN-BSN English-as-a-second-language (ESL) nursing students who are engaged in learning online. BACKGROUND: Enrollment in RN-BSN degree completion programs has increased in the last several years, leading to a rise in program offerings online. There is limited research about the experiences of students who speak ESL. METHOD: Ten individual interviews were conducted incorporating van Manen's methodological steps for exploring the lived experience...
March 15, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543383/conducting-phenomenological-research-rationalising-the-methods-and-rigour-of-the-phenomenology-of-practice
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Begoña Errasti-Ibarrondo, José Antonio Jordán-Sierra, Mercedes P Díez-Del-Corral, María Arantzamendi
AIMS: To offer a complete outlook in a readable easy way of van Manen's hermeneutic-phenomenological method to nurses interested in undertaking phenomenological research. BACKGROUND: Phenomenology, as research methodology, involves a certain degree of complexity. It is difficult to identify a single article or author which sets out the didactic guidelines that specifically guide research of this kind. In this context, the theoretical-practical view of Max van Manen's Phenomenology of Practice may be seen as a rigorous guide and directive on which researchers may find support to undertake phenomenological research...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537759/how-to-undertake-venepuncture-to-obtain-venous-blood-samples
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Sally Jane Shaw
Venepuncture and obtaining accurate blood samples is an important procedure in healthcare, and can assist in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients. This article outlines the procedure for undertaking venepuncture and obtaining venous blood samples. It emphasises the importance of undertaking a visual assessment of the patient's skin and palpating the veins to identify a suitable site for venepuncture. REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY: 'How to' articles can help update your practice and ensure it remains evidence-based...
March 14, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535506/written-reflection-in-an-ehealth-intervention-for-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-qualitative-study
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Silje S Lie, Bjørg Karlsen, Christopher P Niemiec, Marit Graue, Bjørg Oftedal
Background: Individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are responsible for the daily decisions and actions necessary to manage their disease, which makes self-management the cornerstone of diabetes care. Many patients do not reach recommended treatment goals, and thus it is important to develop and evaluate innovative interventions that facilitate optimal motivation for adequate self-management of T2DM. Objective: The aim of the current study was to explore how adults with T2DM experience using reflection sheets to stimulate written reflection in the context of the Guided Self-Determination (GSD) eHealth intervention and how written reflection might affect their motivation for self-management of T2DM...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535248/revisiting-primary-care-s-critical-role-in-achieving-health-equity-pisacano-scholars-reflections-from-starfield-summit-ii
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Brian Park, Anastasia J Coutinho, Noemi Doohan, Jonathan Jimenez, Sara Martin, Max Romano, Diana Wohler, Jennifer DeVoe
The second Starfield Summit was held in Portland, Oregon, in April 2017. The Summit addressed the role of primary care in advancing health equity by focusing on 4 key domains: social determinants of health in primary care, vulnerable populations, economics and policy, and social accountability. Invited participants represented an interdisciplinary group of primary care clinicians, researchers, educators, policymakers, community leaders, and trainees. The Pisacano Leadership Foundation was one of the Summit sponsors and held its annual leadership symposium in conjunction with the Summit, enabling several Pisacano Scholars to attend the Summit...
March 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531025/misrepresentation-and-distortion-of-research-in-biomedical-literature
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Isabelle Boutron, Philippe Ravaud
Publication in peer-reviewed journals is an essential step in the scientific process. However, publication is not simply the reporting of facts arising from a straightforward analysis thereof. Authors have broad latitude when writing their reports and may be tempted to consciously or unconsciously "spin" their study findings. Spin has been defined as a specific intentional or unintentional reporting that fails to faithfully reflect the nature and range of findings and that could affect the impression the results produce in readers...
March 13, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502785/exploring-the-path-to-death-through-barnes-s-older-characters-between-irony-and-melancholic-meditation
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Maricel Oró-Piqueras
This article aims at analysing four of Julian Barnes's novels with protagonists either entering or in their old age in order to discern to what extent conceptions of ageing, old age and death are depicted in Barnes's fiction and develop throughout his writing career. Barnes's memoir Nothing to Be Frightened Of (2008) will also be central in the discussion, since, in it, the author reflects on conceptions of old age and death from different philosophers and authors intermingling them with his own personal experience and that of his family, specially his parents...
March 2018: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499696/objectivity-applied-to-embodied-subjects-in-health-care-and-social-security-medicine-definition-of-a-comprehensive-concept-of-cognitive-objectivity-and-criteria-for-its-application
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Hans Magnus Solli, António Barbosa da Silva
BACKGROUND: The article defines a comprehensive concept of cognitive objectivity (CCCO) applied to embodied subjects in health care. The aims of this study were: (1) to specify some necessary conditions for the definition of a CCCO that will allow objective descriptions and assessments in health care, (2) to formulate criteria for application of such a CCCO, and (3) to investigate the usefulness of the criteria in work disability assessments in medical certificates from health care provided for social security purposes...
March 2, 2018: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490836/gray-reflections-poetry-as-a-pathway-to-nursing-student-empathy-and-the-creation-of-meaning-in-a-long-term-care-clinical-practicum
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Sara B Adams, Linda D Scott
The unique needs of the aging adult require caregivers who can completely comprehend the experience of this population. Purposefully educating nursing students to enhance development of empathy is crucial for the provision of adequate care. Innovative pedagogical strategies that produce opportunities for nursing students to reflect on patient care experiences are an opportunity for educators to guide the creation of meaning in practice for nursing students. The use of poetry reading and writing enhances the student reflective process in clinical practicum environments and may serve as a strategy to support empathic development in nursing students...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472110/experimental-confirmation-of-a-character-facing-bias-in-literacy-development
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Robert D McIntosh, Eilidh L Anderson, Rowena M Henderson
When learning to write, children often mirror-reverse individual letters. For children learning to use the Latin alphabet, in a left-to-right writing culture, letters that appear to face left (such as J and Z) seem to be more prone to reversal than those that appear to face right (such as B and C). It has been proposed that, because most asymmetrical Latin letters face right, children statistically learn this general regularity and are subsequently biased to write any letter rightward. The evidence for this character-facing bias is circumstantial, however, because letter-facing direction is confounded with other factors that could affect error rates; for instance, J and Z are left-facing, but they are also infrequent...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464759/urine-waste-product-or-biologically-active-tissue
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AIMS: Historically, urine has been viewed primarily as a waste product with little biological role in the overall health of an individual. Increasingly, data suggest that urine plays a role in human health beyond waste excretion. For example, urine might act as an irritant and contribute to symptoms through interaction with-and potential compromise of-the urothelium. METHODS: To explore the concept that urine may be a vehicle for agents with potential or occult bioactivity and to discuss existing evidence and novel research questions that may yield insight into such a role, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease invited experts in the fields of comparative evolutionary physiology, basic science, nephrology, urology, pediatrics, metabolomics, and proteomics (among others) to a Urinology Think Tank meeting on February 9, 2015...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447364/salzburg-global-seminar-session-565-better-health-care-how-do-we-learn-about-improvement
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M Rashad Massoud, Leighann E Kimble, Don Goldmann, John Ovretveit, Nancy Dixon
A fundamental question for the field of healthcare improvement is the extent to which the results achieved can be attributed to the changes that were implemented and whether or not these changes are generalizable. Answering these questions is particularly challenging because the healthcare context is complex, and the interventions themselves tend to be complex and multi-dimensional. The Salzburg Global Seminar Session 565-'Better Health Care: How do we learn about improvement?' was convened to address questions of attribution, generalizability and rigor, and to think through how to approach these concerns in the field of quality improvement...
February 13, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443813/writing-letters-to-oneself-strategy-to-reflect-on-clinical-practice
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March 2018: Nurse Educator
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