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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233291/impact-of-a-fictional-reading-intervention-on-empathy-development-in-student-pharmacists
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Karin L Collins, Ann Zweber, Adriane N Irwin
OBJECTIVE: Determine the impact of a short longitudinal literary fiction intervention on empathy development in student pharmacists as measured by the Jefferson Scale of Empathy - Health Profession Students (JSE-HPS) version. METHODS: Twenty-one student pharmacists were randomized to an intervention consisting of reading short excerpts of literary fiction over eight weeks (n=11) or a control group not participating in the intervention (n=10). Both groups completed the JSE-HPS at baseline and completion of the literary intervention...
May 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219993/please-consider-my-science-fiction-story
#2
David G Blake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216871/mental-health-literacy-among-pediatric-hospital-staff-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#3
Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Rossiter, Walter Robb, Alaa Ahmad, Mahmoud Saleh Elhalik, Sumaya Albloshi, Shameran Slewa-Younan
BACKGROUND: In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 35% of the population are aged 0-24 years. A significant proportion of these young people are living with chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, type 1 diabetes, cardiac conditions, and genetically-transmitted conditions such as thalassemia and cystic fibrosis). This group has increased vulnerability to developmental delays and mental health problems, and is increasingly coming to the attention of service providers in mainstream schools, primary healthcare centers, and pediatric hospitals...
December 8, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197118/reducing-the-stigma-associated-with-anorexia-nervosa-an-evaluation-of-a-social-consensus-intervention-among-australian-and-chinese-young-women
#4
Yuwen Yan, Elizabeth Rieger, Yiyun Shou
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effectiveness of a social consensus intervention in reducing stigma toward individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) among women from Australia and mainland China. Moreover, the different predictions of informational/normative social influence theory and the social identity approach in terms of the effectiveness of the social consensus intervention were investigated. METHOD: Participants were female students from the Australian National University (n = 97) and Central China Normal University (n = 76) who reported their levels of stigma toward a fictional character with AN before and after receiving normative information regarding the attitudes of others toward people with AN...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174176/communicating-biotech-advances-fiction-versus-reality
#5
Aleksandra Małyska, Robert Bolla, Tomasz Twardowski
Bioscience novels use selected technologies of genetic engineering and synthetic biology to create entertaining stories. These novels are usually based on scientific knowledge, but they may arouse public concerns about technology and drive public reluctance to accept innovative technologies. The scientific community must adopt more efficient communication and transparency.
November 22, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173233/fact-or-fiction-reducing-the-proportion-and-impact-of-false-positives
#6
D Stahl, A Pickles
False positive findings in science are inevitable, but are they particularly common in psychology and psychiatry? The evidence that we review suggests that while not restricted to our field, the problem is acute. We describe the concept of researcher 'degrees-of-freedom' to explain how many false-positive findings arise, and how the various strategies of registration, pre-specification, and reporting standards that are being adopted both reduce and make these visible. We review possible benefits and harms of proposed statistical solutions, from tougher requirements for significance, to Bayesian and machine learning approaches to analysis...
November 27, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173080/eating-disorder-mental-health-literacy-what-do-psychologists-naturopaths-and-fitness-instructors-know
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Kate A Worsfold, Jeanie K Sheffield
At present, there are no known studies investigating the eating disorder mental health literacy (ED-MHL) of common frontline health providers such as psychologists, naturopaths, and fitness instructors. Little research also exists around practitioner knowledge for the spectrum of eating disorders. The current study sought to fill these research gaps and comprised 115 health practitioners who completed an online survey. A fictional vignette describing a female (Sarah) experiencing a subthreshold bulimic variant without purging was presented alongside common ED-MHL items...
November 27, 2017: Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155276/cortical-plasticity-as-a-basis-of-phantom-limb-pain-fact-or-fiction
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J Andoh, C Milde, J W Tsao, H Flor
Cortical reorganization has been proposed as a major factor involved in phantom pain with prior nociceptive input to the deafferented region and input from the non-deafferented cortex creating neuronal activity that is perceived as phantom pain. There is substantial evidence that these processes play a role in neuropathic pain, although causal evidence is lacking. Recently it has been suggested that a maintenance of the cortical representation of the former hand area is related to phantom pain. Although interesting, evidence for this process is so far scarce...
November 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153042/the-relationship-of-saturated-fats-and-coronary-heart-disease-fa-c-t-or-fiction-a-commentary
#9
Mark Houston
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152907/hierarchical-multicomponent-inorganic-metamaterials-intrinsically-driven-self-assembly-at-the-nanoscale
#10
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Igor Levchenko, Kateryna Bazaka, Michael Keidar, Shuyan Xu, Jinghua Fang
Increasingly intricate in their composition and structural organization, hierarchical multicomponent metamaterials with nonlinear spatially reconfigurable functionalities challenge the intrinsic constraints of natural materials, revealing tremendous potential for the advancement of biochemistry, nanophotonics, and medicine. Recent breakthroughs in high-resolution nanofabrication utilizing ultranarrow, precisely controlled ion or laser beams have enabled assembly of architectures of unprecedented structural and functional complexity, yet costly, time- and energy-consuming high-resolution sequential techniques do not operate effectively at industry-required scale...
November 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148028/blindness-and-visual-impairment-in-opera
#11
Pinar Aydin, Robert Ritch, John O'Dwyer
PURPOSE: The performing arts mirror the human condition. This study sought to analyze the reasons for inclusion of visually impaired characters in opera, the cause of the blindness or near blindness, and the dramatic purpose of the blindness in the storyline. METHODS: We reviewed operas from the 18th century to 2010 and included all characters with ocular problems. We classified the cause of each character's ocular problem (organic, nonorganic, and other) in relation to the thematic setting of the opera: biblical and mythical, blind beggars or blind musicians, historical (real or fictional characters), and contemporary or futuristic...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135616/intermittent-extracorporeal-co2-removal-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-a-fiction-or-an-option
#12
Francesco Alessandri, Francesco Pugliese, Luciana Mascia, Marco V Ranieri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aim of this article is to review evidence recently generated on the application of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requiring mechanical ventilation (invasive and non invasive) for hypercapnic respiratory failure. RECENT FINDINGS: To date, the paucity of evidences on ECCO2R to decrease the rate of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) failure and to wean hypercapnic patients from invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) precludes to systematically apply this technology to COPD patients...
November 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134473/doctor-anonymous-creating-contexts-for-homosexuality-as-mental-illness
#13
Guy Fredrick Glass
In this essay, the author describes how he faced institutionalized homophobia during his psychiatric training, and how he later wrote a play inspired by the life of a gay psychiatrist. Despite Freud's supportive stance, homosexuality aroused the antipathy of American organized psychiatry and psychoanalysis and came to be listed as an illness in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Dr. John E. Fryer outed himself as "Dr. H Anonymous" at a 1972 meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, and the next year homosexuality was removed from the DSM...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125935/going-viral-in-png-exploring-routes-and-circumstances-of-entry-of-a-rabies-infected-dog-into-papua-new-guinea
#14
Victoria J Brookes, Chris Degeling, Michael P Ward
In this qualitative study implemented in November 2016, we elicited narratives about fictional rabies incursions from key employees (n = 16) of the National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to explore the potential circumstances and routes of entry of a rabies-infected dog, and direct rabies preparedness. Although PNG is rabies free, proximity to rabies-endemic Indonesia poses a risk of introduction and it is expected that an outbreak in PNG would have devastating human health impacts consistent with other countries with similarly low human development indices and abundant free-roaming dogs...
November 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125066/autonomous-self-navigating-drug-delivery-vehicles-from-science-fiction-to-reality
#15
Valery A Petrenko
Low efficacy of targeted nanomedicines in biological experiments enforced us to challenge the traditional concept of drug targeting and suggest a paradigm of 'addressed self-navigating drug-delivery vehicles,' in which affinity selection of targeting peptides and vasculature-directed in vivo phage screening is replaced by the migration selection, which explores ability of 'promiscuous' phages and their proteins to migrate through the tumor-surrounding cellular barriers, using a 'hub and spoke' delivery strategy, and penetrate into the tumor affecting the diverse tumor cell population...
December 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122472/can-radiologists-learn-from-airport-baggage-screening-a-survey-about-using-fictional-patients-for-quality-assurance
#16
Andrew Phelps, Andrew L Callen, Peter Marcovici, David M Naeger, John Mongan, Emily M Webb
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: For both airport baggage screeners and radiologists, low target prevalence is associated with low detection rate, a phenomenon known as "prevalence effect." In airport baggage screening, the target prevalence is artificially increased with fictional weapons that are digitally superimposed on real baggage. This strategy improves the detection rate of real weapons and also allows airport supervisors to monitor screener performance. A similar strategy using fictional patients could be applied in radiology...
November 6, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118469/welsh-women-s-industrial-fiction-1880-1910
#17
Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones
From the beginning of the genre, women writers have made a major contribution to the development of industrial writing. Although prevented from gaining first-hand experience of the coalface, Welsh women writers were amongst the first to try to fictionalize those heavy industries-coal and metal in the south, and slate in the north-which dominated the lives of the majority of the late nineteenth-century Welsh population. Treatment of industrial matter is generally fragmentary in this early women's writing; industrial imagery and metaphor may be used in novels that are not primarily "about" industry at all...
October 2, 2017: Women's Writing: the Elizabethan to Victorian Period
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118463/automatic-identification-of-character-types-from-film-dialogs
#18
Marcin Skowron, Martin Trapp, Sabine Payr, Robert Trappl
We study the detection of character types from fictional dialog texts such as screenplays. As approaches based on the analysis of utterances' linguistic properties are not sufficient to identify all fictional character types, we develop an integrative approach that complements linguistic analysis with interactive and communication characteristics, and show that it can improve the identification performance. The interactive characteristics of fictional characters are captured by the descriptive analysis of semantic graphs weighted by linguistic markers of expressivity and social role...
November 25, 2016: Applied Artificial Intelligence: AAI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116840/risk-analysis-from-inside-baseball-to-science-fiction
#19
Bernard D Goldstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096197/motor-cortex-inhibition-by-tms-reduces-cognitive-non-motor-procedural-learning-when-immediate-incentives-are-present
#20
Leonora Wilkinson, Philip J Koshy, Adam Steel, Devin Bageac, Selene Schintu, Eric M Wassermann
Inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the primary motor area (M1) impairs motor sequence-learning, but not basic motor function. It is unknown if this is specific for motor forms of procedural learning or a more general effect. To investigate, we tested the effect of M1-inhibition on the weather prediction task (WPT), a learning task with minimal motor learning component. In the WPT, participants learn arbitrary, probabilistic, associations between sets of meaningless cues and fictional outcomes...
October 6, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
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