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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723996/bioethical-dimensions-of-international-cooperation-for-health-still-a-controversial-issue
#1
José Paranaguá de Santana
This essay stresses the importance of undertaking a critical analysis of international cooperation for health based upon reflections on diplomacy, acknowledging the ethical limits and possibilities of cooperation within this context. It emphasizes the importance of adopting an historical perspective, highlighting the circumstances surrounding the consolidation of the current international system, whereby, after two world wars, the victorious countries created the United Nations Organization, which today brings together all the world's nations, notwithstanding the fact that the majority of countries are in favor of significant changes to its institutional framework...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723841/military-civilian-partnership-in-device-innovation-development-commercialization-and-application-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa
#2
Todd E Rasmussen, Jonathan L Eliason
Noncompressible torso hemorrhage (NCTH) and shock is a leading cause of trauma-related mortality and evidence suggests that survival from this injury pattern has not improved in decades. As such, innovating new approaches and devices, including technologies which can be used by providers within a short of time after severe injury, is a priority for the military. Guided by wartime observations, and through partnerships with civilian academia and private investment, the military has led an effort to define resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) and assess its potential to address this problem...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723693/upregulation-of-microrna-876-induces-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-suppressing-bcl-xl-in-development-of-atherosclerosis
#3
Kaicheng Xu, Peng Liu, Yue Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The injury and apoptotic cell death of endothelial cells hallmark the development of atherosclerosis (AS), characterized by dysregulation of lipid homeostasis, immune responses, and formation of coronary plaques. However, the mechanisms underlying the initiation of endothelial cell apoptosis remain ill-defined. Recent evidence suggests a role of microRNAs in the processes of AS-associated endothelial cell apoptosis. Thus, we studied this question in the current study...
July 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721306/role-of-conventional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-screening-of-epilepsy-with-structural-abnormalities-a-pictorial-essay
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REVIEW
Xu Zhao, Zhiqiang Zhou, Wenzhen Zhu, Hongbing Xiang
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease with serious impact on patients and society. The causes of epilepsy comprise a heterogeneous group of disorders, rendering epilepsy diagnoses rather difficult and challenging. The primary role of MRI is to locate and define the probable anatomic epileptogenic lesions. In the developing countries, where functional MRI (fMRI) is not popular, conventional MRI (cMRI) becomes especially important in epilepsy diagnoses. Apart from that, an experienced radiologist can increase the diagnostic yield of MRI to epileptogenic lesions...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720636/a-listening-tour-conversations-about-obamacare-across-america-s-heartland
#5
Paul R Gordon
During my sabbatical, I rode my bike 3300 miles from Washington, DC, to Seattle, WA, in order to engage in dialog with people along the northern tier of America's heartland. Through informal and candid conversations with >100 people, I gained insights into attitudes and opinions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The comments were overwhelmingly negative. In this reflective essay, I share some of the conversations I had and the insights I gained from this remarkable journey across our beautiful country...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710598/reflections-for-clinical-pastoral-education-students-in-psychiatric-settings
#6
Nathan Carlin
This article focuses on Donald Capps's books on mental illness. In doing so I highlight three key insights from Capps that I have applied in my own ministry with persons with mental illness in various psychiatric hospitals. These insights, together with my own experience as a chaplain, lead to three practical lessons for clinical pastoral education students in psychiatric settings. I provide some context for my interest in mental illness and my friendship with Capps, as well as some background regarding how Capps's writings on mental illness fit with certain broader themes in his own work as a pastoral theologian...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708861/incidental-mood-state-before-dissonance-induction-affects-attitude-change
#7
Marie-Amélie Martinie, Yves Almecija, Christine Ros, Sandrine Gil
The way that incidental affect impacts attitude change brought about by controlled processes has so far been examined when the incidental affective state is generated after dissonance state induction. We therefore investigated attitude change when the incidental mood occurs prior to dissonance state induction. We expected a negative mood to induce systematic processing, and a positive mood to induce heuristic processing. Given that both systematic processing and attitude change are cognitively costly, we expected participants who experienced the dissonance state in a negative mood to have insufficient resources to allocate to attitude change...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708418/vaccines-pesticides-and-narratives-of-exposure-and-evidence
#8
Elena Conis
This essay considers the cultural work performed by two public health narratives - the DDT narrative and the vaccine narrative - as they appeared in popular and professional discourse concerning two recent media events: controversy over an antivaccination film, and the emergence of a Zika global public health emergency. Like all narratives in the history of medicine, the stories historians and others tell about DDT and about vaccines organize a shared past to explain the present. They also point to a hoped-for future...
July 14, 2017: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Bulletin Canadien D'histoire de la Médecine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708107/family-communication-at-the-end-of-life
#9
EDITORIAL
Maureen P Keeley
People often feel awkward and ill at ease when faced with the opportunity for communication at the end of life, thus the overall theme for the articles in this special issue is the creation of more awareness and knowledge regarding the depth, breadth, and importance of current research exploring family communication at the end of life. This introductory essay attempts to accomplish the following: (1) discuss the importance of talk regarding death; (2) highlight the formative role of family interactions on the death and dying process; and (3) outline the articles in this special issue...
July 14, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707867/science-eastern-orthodoxy-and-protestantism
#10
COMMENT
Peter Harrison
This essay considers some of the major theological differences between Eastern and Western traditions of Christianity and puts forward proposals about how these might be related to the divergent trajectories of the formal study of nature in these two cultural contexts. A key difference lies in the “other-worldly” orientation of Eastern Orthodoxy and its emphasis on deification, which contrast sharply with ideas of original sin and fall–redemption theology in the West. These latter ideas came to play a significant role in the rise of Western science, with the sciences being understood as part of a practical redemptive exercise that could help alleviate the material consequences of original sin...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707866/two-orthodoxies-and-science-comparative-reflections
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COMMENT
Yakov M Rabkin
This essay offers a comparative discussion of attitudes to science within Jewish and Christian Orthodoxies. When it touches on the contemporary period, it deals with different varieties of Jewish Orthodoxy rather than the more liberal Jewish denominations. Debates about science and religion, rarely involving active—let alone prominent—scientists, take place within both religious traditions. The issues can be roughly divided in two categories—cognitive and social—even though the two may occasionally intersect...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707860/theology-and-science-in-the-orthodox-world-some-doubts-from-a-latin-perspective
#12
COMMENT
Christoph Lüthy
Efthymios Nicolaidis et alii open their essay with what amounts to a paradox: they maintain that Orthodox Christianity “scarcely participated in the making of the new European science” but also quote John William Draper’s positive assessment of the openness of the Orthodox Church to the sciences. Whether they manage to resolve this paradox is unclear. This response to their overview suggests that they neglect two key elements: the categorical difference between medieval scientia and modern science; and the role of institutions such as universities and scientific societies...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707856/science-and-orthodox-christianity-an-overview
#13
Efthymios Nicolaidis, Eudoxie Delli, Nikolaos Livanos, Kostas Tampakis, George Vlahakis
This essay offers an overview of the history of the relations between science and Eastern Christianity based on Greek-language sources. The civilizations concerned are the Byzantine Empire, the Christian Orthodox communities of the Ottoman Empire, and modern Greece, as a case study of a national state. Beginning with the Greek Church Fathers, the essay investigates the ideas of theologians and scholars on nature. Neoplatonism, the theological debates of Iconoclasm and Hesychasm, the proposed union of the Eastern and Western Churches, and the complex relations with the Hellenic past all had notable impacts on the conception of science held by the Byzantine Orthodox...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707854/a-eurasian-mineralogy-aleksandr-fersman%C3%A2-s-conception-of-the-natural-world
#14
Andy Bruno
Thoroughly a product of imperial Russia’s aristocratic culture, the mineralogist and geochemist Aleksandr Fersman rose to the top of the country’s scientific establishment after the Bolsheviks took control. He then remained a staunch supporter of various industrial projects through much of the Stalinist period. This essay puts Fersman’s thinking about the natural world in conversation with a quite distinctive mode of intellectual inquiry that developed contemporaneously. Eurasianism was a philosophical doctrine of a group of Russian émigrés who emphasized Russia’s unique status straddling Europe and Asia...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707853/the-east-india-company-the-company%C3%A2-s-museum-and-the-political-economy-of-natural-history-in-the-early-nineteenth-century
#15
Jessica Ratcliff
At the turn of the nineteenth century, at its headquarters in the City of London, the Honourable East India Company established a new museum and library. By midcentury this museum would contain one of Europe’s most extensive collections of the natural history, arts, and sciences of Asia. This essay uses the early history of the company’s museum, focusing in particular on its natural history collections, to explore the material relationship between scientific practice and the imperial political economy. Much of the collections had been gathered in the wake of military campaigns, trade missions, or administrative surveys...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707852/medicine-and-the-making-of-a-city-spaces-of-pharmacy-and-scholarly-medicine-in-seventeenth-century-stockholm
#16
Hjalmar Fors
This essay takes seventeenth-century Stockholm as its point of departure in discussing the many spaces to which early modern medicine belonged, in particular the court, the cityscape, the site of the pharmacy, and the city’s Collegium Medicum. It shows how scholarly medicine and pharmacy arose along with the city itself. They were a part of the city and of its many interlaced local, European, and global flows and relationships. Thus the essay offers new perspectives on medicine as part of, and a driving force behind, Stockholm’s transition from a medieval town to the capital of an early modern state, as well as the city’s integration into the early modern system of global trade...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707850/the-virtues-of-scientific-practice-macintyre-virtue-ethics-and-the-historiography-of-science
#17
Daniel J Hicks, Thomas A Stapleford
“Practice” has become a ubiquitous term in the history of science, and yet historians have not always reflected on its philosophical import and in particular on its potential connections with ethics. This essay draws on the work of the virtue ethicist Alasdair MacIntyre to develop a theory of “communal practices” and explore how such an approach can inform the history of science, including allegations about the corruption of science by wealth or power, consideration of scientific ethics or “moral economies,” the role of values in science, the ethical distinctiveness (or not) of scientific vocations, and the relationship between history of science and the practice of science itself...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706924/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-pictorial-review-of-common-appearances-and-complications
#18
REVIEW
Yogesh Kumar, Kusum Hooda, Shuo Li, Pradeep Goyal, Nishant Gupta, Melkamu Adeb
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are defined as focal dilatations of the abdominal aorta that are 50% greater than the proximal normal segment or when it is more than 3 cm in maximum diameter. The early diagnosis and treatment is very important to prevent catastrophic complications. Due to its ability to assess the peri-aortic soft tissue and the exact extension of aneurysm, as well as its excellent vascular opacification and multiplanar reconstruction capabilities, computed tomography angiography (CTA) has become an integral part of the evaluation of AAA and has virtually replaced conventional angiography for the evaluation of AAA...
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705926/incidental-nuclear-cardiology-findings-in-the-interpretation-of-myocardial-spect-imaging
#19
Razi Muzaffar, Osama Raslan, Fatma Ahmed, Leonard Goldfarb, Barbara Sterkel, Medhat M Osman
Myocardial SPECT imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease providing a non-invasive tool to monitor ischemia and infarction. The findings can have a profound impact in diagnosing and managing these patients. However, non-cardiac incidental findings on myocardial SPECT images can also impact the management of these patients. These non-cardiac subtleties are most often detected on the raw rotating images which are often overlooked. The intent of this pictorial essay is to illustrate several subtle non-cardiac abnormalities within nuclear cardiac imaging which can have an impact on patient management and follow-up...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699123/the-tool-for-the-automatic-analysis-of-lexical-sophistication-taales-version-2-0
#20
Kristopher Kyle, Scott Crossley, Cynthia Berger
This study introduces the second release of the Tool for the Automatic Analysis of Lexical Sophistication (TAALES 2.0), a freely available and easy-to-use text analysis tool. TAALES 2.0 is housed on a user's hard drive (allowing for secure data processing) and is available on most operating systems (Windows, Mac, and Linux). TAALES 2.0 adds 316 indices to the original tool. These indices are related to word frequency, word range, n-gram frequency, n-gram range, n-gram strength of association, contextual distinctiveness, word recognition norms, semantic network, and word neighbors...
July 11, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
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