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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806338/isolated-second-implant-adaptation-period-in-sequential-cochlear-implantation-in-adults
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Kari Smilsky, Peter R Dixon, Leah Smith, David Shipp, Amy Ng, Tara Millman, Suzanne Stewart, Julian M Nedzelski, Vincent Y Lin, Joseph M Chen
OBJECTIVE: To determine if depriving the use of the first cochlear implant (CI1) impacts adaptation to a sequential implant (CI2). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Academic center. PATIENTS: Sixteen unilateral cochlear implant recipients undergoing contralateral implantation (sequential bilateral) were matched according to age, etiology, duration of deafness, device age, and delay between implants. INTERVENTION: During a 4-week adaptation period after CI2 activation, patients underwent deprivation of CI1 or were permitted continued use of it...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806277/nursing-faculty-attitudes-and-practices-related-to-online-teaching
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Lisa Broussard, Kathleen Wilson
Online education as a teaching methodology is relatively new in higher education in comparison to traditional face-to-face instruction. There is often concern that the quality of online classes is inferior and that academic rigor is compromised when faculty are not engaged with students in a classroom. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess nursing faculty attitudes and practices regarding online teaching. Findings indicated that overall, faculty feel that achievement of student learning outcomes in online and hybrid settings is comparable to face-to-face and report excitement with most aspects of teaching online...
August 10, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805440/do-rewards-reinforce-the-growth-mindset-joint-effects-of-the-growth-mindset-and-incentive-schemes-in-a-field-intervention
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Melody Manchi Chao, Sujata Visaria, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Rajeev Dehejia
The current study draws on the motivational model of achievement which has been guiding research on the growth mindset intervention (Dweck & Leggett, 1988) and examines how this intervention interacts with incentive systems to differentially influence performance for high- and low-achieving students in Indian schools that serve low-SES communities. Although, as expected, the growth mindset intervention did interact with incentive systems and prior achievement to influence subsequent academic performance, the existing growth mindset framework cannot fully account for the observed effects...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803887/a-miniaturized-peptidyl-prolyl-isomerase-enzyme-assay
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Mirella Vivoli, Julien Renou, Arnaud Chevalier, Isobel H Norville, Suraya Diaz, Christina Juli, Helen Atkins, Ulrike Holzgrabe, Pierre-Yves Renard, Mitali Sarkar-Tyson, Nicholas J Harmer
Prolyl-peptidyl isomerases (PPIases) are enzymes that are found in all living organisms. They form an essential part of the cellular protein folding homeostasis machinery. PPIases are associated with many important human diseases, e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. The development of novel PPIase inhibitors has been limited by the lack of a rapid, laboratory-based assay for these enzymes, as their substrates and products are challenging to distinguish. A well described continuous assay, coupled with the hydrolysis of a peptide by chymotrypsin is highly effective, but comparatively slow...
August 10, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802824/highly-accurate-prediction-of-protein-self-interactions-by-incorporating-the-average-block-and-pssm-information-into-the-general-pseaac
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Jing-Xuan Zhai, Tian-Jie Cao, Ji-Yong An, Yong-Tao Bian
It is a challenging task for fundamental research whether proteins can interact with their partners. Protein self-interaction (SIP) is a special case of PPIs, which plays a key role in the regulation of cellular functions. Due to the limitations of experimental self-interaction identification, it is very important to develop an effective biological tool for predicting SIPs based on protein sequences. In the study, we developed a novel computational method called RVM-AB that combines the Relevance Vector Machine (RVM) model and Average Blocks (AB) for detecting SIPs from protein sequences...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802081/association-between-creativity-and-physical-fitness-in-primary-school-aged-children
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Pedro Ángel Latorre Román, Felipe García Pinillos, Antonio Pantoja Vallejo, Beatriz Berrios Aguayo
AIM: To analyse the relationship between creativity and physical fitness in elementary school children. METHOD: Data were collected from 308 primary school students in southern Spain, ranging in age from 8 to 12 years (M=9.72, SD=1.25). They performed a fitness test battery and the PIC-N questionnaire test was used to analyse creativity. RESULTS: Significant differences were found between sexes. Boys showed better physical fitness but there were no sex differences on creativity...
August 12, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800194/a-comparison-of-two-endoscopic-posterior-cordotomy-techniques-laser-cordotomy-vs-diathermy-assisted-cordotomy
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Kerem Ozturk, Goksel Turhal, Isa Kaya, Abdulhalim Aysel, Murat Benzer, Pervin Korkmaz Ekren, Serdar Akyildiz
OBJECTIVES: To compare respiratory function, swallowing and voice quality of bilateral abductor vocal fold paralysis (BAVFP) patients undergoing laser and diathermy assisted posterior cordotomy. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients were included in the study (Group 1 and 2, 15 patients each). Mean age was 53±14.27 years with a range of 31-78 years (12 (40%) male, 18 (60%) female)...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798714/buffering-impostor-feelings-with-kindness-the-mediating-role-of-self-compassion-between-gender-role-orientation-and-the-impostor-phenomenon
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Alexandra Patzak, Marlene Kollmayer, Barbara Schober
The impostor phenomenon (IP) refers to high-achievers who underestimate their abilities and thus fear being unmasked as impostors. IP sufferers attribute their success to factors other than their abilities, entailing negative emotions, unfavorable motivations, and reduced well-being. The IP was originally conceptualized as a predominantly female experience, and is thus seen as an important psychological barrier for female academic careers. Empirical findings of gender differences in the IP are equivocal, but sparse research on associations between gender-role orientation and the IP indicates that feminine students suffer more intensely from the IP than masculine students...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798702/how-do-student-prior-achievement-and-homework-behaviors-relate-to-perceived-parental-involvement-in-homework
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José C Núñez, Joyce L Epstein, Natalia Suárez, Pedro Rosário, Guillermo Vallejo, Antonio Valle
This study investigated how students' prior achievement is related to their homework behaviors (i.e., time spent on homework, homework time management, and amount of homework), and to their perceptions of parental involvement in homework (i.e., parental control and parental support). A total of 1250 secondary students from 7 to 10th grade participated in the study. Structural equation models were fitted to the data, compared, and a partial mediation model was chosen. The results indicated that students' prior academic performance was significantly associated with both of the students' homework variables, with direct and indirect results linking achievement and homework behaviors with perceived parental control and support behaviors about homework...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798147/very-preterm-birth-and-parents-quality-of-life-27-years-later
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Dieter Wolke, Nicole Baumann, Barbara Busch, Peter Bartmann
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Parents of preterm children experience increased distress early in their children's lives. Whether the quality of life of parents of preterm children is comparable to that of parents of term children by the time their offspring reach adulthood is unknown. What precursors in their offspring's childhood predict parental quality of life? METHODS: A prospective whole-population study in Germany followed very preterm (VP) (<32 weeks gestation) or very low birth weight (VLBW) (<1500 g) (N = 250) and term-born individuals (N = 230) and their parents (VP or VLBW: N = 219; term: N = 227) from birth to adulthood...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798013/an-electronic-health-record-based-strategy-to-systematically-assess-medication-use-among-primary-care-patients-with-multidrug-regimens-feasibility-study
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Stacy Cooper Bailey, Christine U Oramasionwu, Alexandra C Infanzon, Emily R Pfaff, Izabela E Annis, Daniel S Reuland
BACKGROUND: Medication nonadherence and misuse are public health and patient safety concerns. With the increased adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), greater opportunities exist to communicate directly with, and collect data from, patients through secure portals linked to EHRs. OBJECTIVE: The study objectives were to develop and pilot test a method of monitoring patient medication use in outpatient settings and determine the feasibility and acceptability of this approach...
August 10, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797431/implantation-and-30-day-follow-up-on-all%C3%A2-4-valve-sizes-within-the-portico-transcatheter-aortic-bioprosthetic-family
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Helge Möllmann, Axel Linke, David M Holzhey, Thomas Walther, Ganesh Manoharan, Ulrich Schäfer, Karl Heinz-Kuck, Ad J Van Boven, Simon R Redwood, Jan Kovac, Christian Butter, Lars Søndergaard, Alexander Lauten, Gerhard Schymik, Stephen G Worthley
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term safety and performance of the full range of valve sizes offered within the Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement system. BACKGROUND: The Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve is a fully resheathable, repositionable, and self-expanding bioprosthesis designed to achieve optimal valve position and hemodynamic performance and limit conduction disturbances. METHODS: Patients (n = 222) with symptomatic (New York Heart Association functional class ≥II) severe aortic stenosis considered by a multidisciplinary heart team to be at high surgical risk were recruited between December 2011 and September 2015 in this prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796864/individualized-adaptive-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-liver-tumors-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-liver-damage-a-phase-2-clinical-trial
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Mary Feng, Krithika Suresh, Matthew J Schipper, Latifa Bazzi, Edgar Ben-Josef, Martha M Matuszak, Neehar D Parikh, Theodore H Welling, Daniel Normolle, Randall K Ten Haken, Theodore S Lawrence
Importance: Patients with preexisting liver dysfunction could benefit the most from personalized therapy for liver tumors to balance maximal tumor control and minimal risk of liver failure. We designed an individualized adaptive trial testing the hypothesis that adapting treatment based on change in liver function could optimize the therapeutic index for each patient. Objective: To characterize the safety and efficacy of individualized adaptive stereotactic body radiotherapy (SRBT) for liver tumors in patients who have preexisting liver dysfunction...
August 10, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796689/partnering-of-public-academic-and-private-entities-to-reestablish-maternal-mortality-review-in-georgia
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Michael K Lindsay, David Goodman, Seema Csukas, Pat Cota, Tammy L Loucks, Jane E Ellis
The pregnancy-related mortality ratio in the United States has increased over the past 25 years. Georgia's pregnancy-related mortality ratio is among the highest in the United States. Confronted with this harsh reality, Georgia reestablished maternal mortality review as one strategy to address its high maternal mortality. To achieve a comprehensive process for review of maternal deaths involved securing the knowledge, resources, and support of physician experts, public health agencies and professional organizations as well as representatives in the state legislature...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795975/the-allure-of-tenure
#15
Katherine J Gold
The tenure track is a common career path for clinician-scientists who focus on research, but it comes at a life stage in which there are multiple competing personal and academic demands. The stakes for tenure review are high, with pretenure faculty at many institutions facing job loss if they are denied tenure. In academic medicine, the exacting requirements and intense demands of the tenure track frequently merge with a physician population carrying high and even unreasonable personal self-expectations of achievement...
August 8, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792300/an-exploration-of-experts-perceptions-on-the-use-of-interprofessional-education-to-support-collaborative-practice-in-the-care-of-community-living-older-adults
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Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, Anita Fisher, Sue Bookey-Bassett, Tracey Chambers, Laurie Kennedy, Mona Morsy, Sinéad Dufour
Globally, as older adults are living longer and with more chronic conditions, there is a need to support their ability to age optimally in their homes and communities. Community-based interprofessional teams working closely with these older adults, their families, and informal caregivers will be instrumental in achieving this goal. Interprofessional education (IPE) is the means through which these teams can develop expertise in collaboratively working together with older adults. However, most IPE occurs in academic settings, and acute and long-term care sectors and little is known about IPE in the context of home and community care of older adults...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791651/addressing-health-disparities-with-school-based-outreach-the-health-career-academy-program
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Liana Gefter, Judy Spahr, John Gruber, Sandra Ross, Laurie Watson, Barry Mann
Pipeline programs address health disparities by promoting academic achievement and entry of low-income ethnic and racial minority youth into healthcare fields. The Health Career Academy (HCA) is a 3-year pipeline program for high school students from low-income, ethnic, and racial minority communities. Health professional students serve as program mentors. The HCA has been implemented in nine US sites, with partnerships between 17 health professional schools and 17 high schools. A total of 386 10th grade students and 95 11th grade students enrolled as participants in the 2015-2016 HCA program...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791242/an-online-academic-writing-and-publishing-skills-course-help-syrians-find-their-voice
#18
Ammar Sabouni, Abdelkader Chaar, Yamama Bdaiwi, Abdulrahman Masrani, Heba Abolaban, Fares Alahdab, Belal Firwana, Ahmad Al-Moujahed
PURPOSE: A group of Arab-American physicians and researchers in the United States organized a blended online course in academic writing and publishing in medicine targeting medical students and physicians in war-torn Syria. This was an effort to address one of the reasons behind the poor quantity and quality of scientific research papers in Syria and the Arab region. In this paper, we report on the design, conduct, and outcome of this course and attempt to evaluate its effectiveness. METHODS: The educational intervention was a 2-month blended online course...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789992/a-whole-brain-volumetric-approach-in-overweight-obese-children-examining-the-association-with-different-physical-fitness-components-and-academic-performance-the-activebrains-project
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Irene Esteban-Cornejo, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Oren Contreras-Rodriguez, Juan Verdejo-Roman, Jose Mora-Gonzalez, Jairo H Migueles, Pontus Henriksson, Catherine L Davis, Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, Andrés Catena, Francisco B Ortega
Obesity, as compared to normal weight, is associated with detectable structural differences in the brain. To the best of our knowledge, no previous study has examined the association of physical fitness with gray matter volume in overweight/obese children using whole brain analyses. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the association between the key components of physical fitness (i.e. cardiorespiratory fitness, speed-agility and muscular fitness) and brain structural volume, and to assess whether fitness-related changes in brain volumes are related to academic performance in overweight/obese children...
August 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789626/adolescent-alcohol-use-and-parental-and-adolescent-socioeconomic-position-in-six-european-cities
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Marina Bosque-Prous, Mirte A G Kuipers, Albert Espelt, Matthias Richter, Arja Rimpelä, Julian Perelman, Bruno Federico, M Teresa Brugal, Vincent Lorant, Anton E Kunst
BACKGROUND: Many risk behaviours in adolescence are socially patterned. However, it is unclear to what extent socioeconomic position (SEP) influences adolescent drinking in various parts of Europe. We examined how alcohol consumption is associated with parental SEP and adolescents' own SEP among students aged 14-17 years. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were collected in the 2013 SILNE study. Participants were 8705 students aged 14-17 years from 6 European cities...
August 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
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