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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074273/experimental-models-of-neurological-disease-neuropathology-determines-what-is-virtual-reality-science-or-fiction
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EDITORIAL
Werner Paulus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062944/what-pauline-doesn-t-know-using-guided-fiction-writing-to-educate-health-professionals-about-cultural-competence
#2
Lise Saffran
Research linking reading literary fiction to empathy supports health humanities programs in which reflective writing accompanies close readings of texts, both to explore principles of storytelling (narrative arc and concrete language) and to promote an examination of biases in care. Little attention has been paid to the possible contribution of guided fiction-writing in health humanities curricula toward enhancing cultural competence among health professionals, both clinical and community-based. Through an analysis of the short story "Pie Dance" by Molly Giles, juxtaposed with descriptions of specific writing exercises, this paper explains how the demands of writing fiction promote cultural competency...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060177/influence-of-insurance-type-on-the-access-to-pediatric-care-for-children-with-distal-radius-torus-fractures
#3
Harrison Potak, Christopher A Iobst
BACKGROUND: Previous literature has demonstrated that pediatric orthopaedic patients with private insurance have less difficulty obtaining appointments than those with Medicaid. Not all injuries of an orthopaedic nature, however, require specialist care. This study evaluated the willingness of pediatricians to provide care for minor orthopaedic injuries and whether or not the patient's insurance status influenced the decision to provide care. METHODS: Ninety-nine pediatric primary care offices were randomly selected from 2 regions in Florida...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054817/imagining-wrong-fictitious-contexts-mitigate-condemnation-of-harm-more-than-impurity
#4
John S Sabo, Roger Giner-Sorolla
Over 5 experiments, we test the fictive pass asymmetry hypothesis. Following observations of ethics and public reactions to media, we propose that fictional contexts, such as reality, imagination, and virtual environments, will mitigate people's moral condemnation of harm violations, more so than purity violations. That is, imagining a purely harmful act is given a "fictive pass," in moral judgment, whereas imagining an abnormal act involving the body is evaluated more negatively because it is seen as more diagnostic of bad character...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040466/vegf-the-underlying-factor-for-metabolic-syndrome-fact-or-fiction
#5
REVIEW
Mohsen Mazidi, Peyman Rezaie, Andre Pascal Kengne, Maria G Stathopoulou, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad, Sophie Siest
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is currently diagnosed by the co-presence of at least three of the five following abnormalities: abdominal obesity, dysglycaemia, elevated serum triglycerides, low high-density cholesterol (HDL) and finally elevated blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This review is on the associations between MetS and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF induces migration and proliferation of endothelial cells (ECs), increases vascular permeability and has a role in tumor growth, adipose tissue expansion, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy...
December 9, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039574/the-organism-as-reality-or-as-fiction-buffon-and-beyond
#6
Boris Demarest, Charles T Wolfe
In this paper, we reflect on the connection between the notions of organism and organisation, with a specific interest in how this bears upon the issue of the reality of the organism (or in contrast the status of these notions as constructs, whether heuristic or otherwise scientifically useful). We do this by presenting the case of Buffon, who developed complex views about the relation between the notions of "organised" and "organic" matter. We argue that, contrary to what some interpreters have suggested, these notions are not orthogonal in his thought...
March 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029347/enhancing-the-clinical-reasoning-skills-of-postgraduate-students-in-internal-medicine-through-medical-nonfiction-and-nonmedical-fiction-extracurricular-books
#7
H S Kiran, Thomas V Chacko, K A Sudharshana Murthy, H Basavana Gowdappa
OBJECTIVE: To improve the clinical reasoning skills of postgraduate students in internal medicine through 2 kinds of extracurricular books: medical nonfiction and nonmedical fiction. METHODS: Clinical reasoning is difficult to define, understand, observe, teach, and measure. This is an educational innovation under an experimental framework based on a cognitive intervention grounded in constructivist and cognitivist theories. This study was conducted from June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015...
October 28, 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025753/-gushing-out-blood-defloration-and-menstruation-in-memoirs-of-a-woman-of-pleasure
#8
Sara Read
John Cleland's 1740s pornographic novel, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure repeatedly depicts and eroticises the act of defloration. As such it is a revealing illustration of what Ivan Bloch termed the 'defloration mania' of the eighteenth century. This article maps narrative events on to contemporary medical depictions of first intercourse to show the ways that the theories and ideas presented in medical and pseudo-medical texts transferred into erotic fiction and demonstrates how in some instances the bloody defloration scenes can be read as being sex during menstruation, an act which was culturally forbidden at this time...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018611/brief-use-of-a-specific-gun-in-a-violent-game-does-not-affect-attitudes-towards-that-gun
#9
Joseph Hilgard, Christopher R Engelhardt, Bruce D Bartholow
Although much attention has been paid to the question of whether violent video games increase aggressive behaviour, little attention has been paid to how such games might encourage antecedents of gun violence. In this study, we examined how product placement, the attractive in-game presentation of certain real-world firearm brands, might encourage gun ownership, a necessary antecedent of gun violence. We sought to study how the virtual portrayal of a real-world firearm (the Bushmaster AR-15) could influence players' attitudes towards the AR-15 specifically and gun ownership in general...
November 2016: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018260/thrilling-news-revisited-the-role-of-suspense-for-the-enjoyment-of-news-stories
#10
Kai Kaspar, Daniel Zimmermann, Anne-Kathrin Wilbers
Previous research on news perception has been dominated by a cognitively oriented perspective on reception processes, whereas emotions have been widely neglected. Consequently, it has remained open which features of a news story might elicit affective responses and hence modulate news perception, shifting the focus to the emotional potential of the narrative. According to the affective-disposition theory, the experience of suspense is the striving force of immersion in fictional dramas. Thereby, a positive affective disposition toward the protagonist of a story and a high likelihood of a bad ending should increase suspense that, in turn, should positively influence reading appreciation and lingering interest in the story...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009249/manipulating-memories-the-ethics-of-yesterday-s-science-fiction-and-today-s-reality
#11
Julie M Robillard, Judy Illes
The paper addresses recent advances in memory manipulation from the perspective of the four key pillars of neuroethics: the self, social policy, neurotechnology, and education and outreach. We provide examples for each pillar, assess their neuroethical implications, and conclude with a call for an ethics framework that is specifically tailored for the ethical challenges of memory manipulation.
December 1, 2016: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006033/literary-fiction-influences-attitudes-toward-animal-welfare
#12
Wojciech Małecki, Bogusław Pawłowski, Piotr Sorokowski
Literary fiction has been credited with considerable power to improve attitudes toward outgroups. It was even argued that it has been an important factor behind the global decline of violence against various minorities in the last centuries. Could it also help to reduce the human-inflicted suffering of animals? To test this, we studied the attitude toward animal welfare of n = 921 (experimental group) people of both sexes who read a short fragment of an unpublished novel with a motif of the physical abuse of an animal...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003069/editorial-commentary-the-anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-seems-more-fact-than-fiction
#13
EDITORIAL
Jüri-Toomas Kartus
It seems like the anterolateral ligament of the knee both exists and, furthermore, is beneficial to repair during anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
January 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978422/the-distinctive-role-of-executive-functions-in-implicit-emotion-regulation
#14
Marco Sperduti, Dominique Makowski, Margherita Arcangeli, Prany Wantzen, Tiziana Zalla, Stéphane Lemaire, Jérôme Dokic, Jérôme Pelletier, Pascale Piolino
Several theoretical models stress the role of executive functions in emotion regulation (ER). However, most of the previous studies on ER employed explicit regulatory strategies that could have engaged executive functions, beyond regulatory processes per se. Recently, there has been renewed interest in implicit forms of ER, believed to be closer to daily-life requirements. While various studies have shown that implicit and explicit ER engage partially overlapping neurocognitive processes, the contribution of different executive functions in implicit ER has not been investigated...
December 12, 2016: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971194/cadth-s-50-000-cost-effectiveness-threshold-fact-or-fiction
#15
E A Griffiths, N K Vadlamudi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970405/tct-228-rotational-atherectomy-of-malapposed-undilatable-coronary-stents-fact-or-fiction
#16
Istvan F Edes, Zoltan Ruzsa, György Szabó, Árpád Lux, László Gellér, Levente Molnar, Fanni Nowotta, Ágota Hajas, Dávid Becker, Béla Merkely
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956391/truth-in-fiction
#17
Paul Gessell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924635/performance-feedback-self-esteem-and-cardiovascular-adaptation-to-recurring-stressors
#18
Eoin G Brown, Ann-Marie Creaven
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the effects of performance feedback and individual differences in self-esteem on cardiovascular habituation to repeat stress exposure. METHODS: Sixty-six university students (n = 39 female) completed a self-esteem measure and completed a cardiovascular stress-testing protocol involving repeated exposure to a mental arithmetic task. Cardiovascular functioning was sampled across four phases: resting baseline, initial stress exposure, a recovery period, and repeated stress exposure...
December 21, 2016: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910735/birth-of-the-cool-a-two-centuries-decline-in-emotional-expression-in-anglophone-fiction
#19
Olivier Morin, Alberto Acerbi
The presence of emotional words and content in stories has been shown to enhance a story's memorability, and its cultural success. Yet, recent cultural trends run in the opposite direction. Using the Google Books corpus, coupled with two metadata-rich corpora of Anglophone fiction books, we show a decrease in emotionality in English-speaking literature starting plausibly in the nineteenth century. We show that this decrease cannot be explained by changes unrelated to emotionality (such as demographic dynamics concerning age or gender balance, changes in vocabulary richness, or changes in the prevalence of literary genres), and that, in our three corpora, the decrease is driven almost entirely by a decline in the proportion of positive emotion-related words, while the frequency of negative emotion-related words shows little if any decline...
December 2, 2016: Cognition & Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902497/service-providers-attitudes-toward-athletes-with-eating-disorders
#20
Siobhain McArdle, Mary M Meade, Emma Burrows
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the nature and extent of Athlete Support Personnel's (ASP's) attitudes and beliefs toward athletes with symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN) compared with those with symptoms of depression. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study with a survey instrument. SETTING: Sport and Exercise Science Professional Bodies and Associations in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and mainland United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred fifty-two ASP...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
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