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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341809/modified-directed-self-learning-sessions-in-physiology-with-prereading-assignments-and-pecha-kucha-talks-perceptions-of-students
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Reem Rachel Abraham, Sharmila Torke, James Gonsalves, Sareesh Naduvil Narayanan, M Ganesh Kamath, Jay Prakash, Kiranmai S Rai
The present study reports perceptions of first-year undergraduate medical students ( n = 120), regarding modified directed self-learning (DSL) sessions in physiology. Students were provided with prereading assignments (faculty developed PowerPoint slides containing diagrams with incomplete labeling/flowcharts with missing steps) pertaining to the DSL topic 1 wk before the scheduled small-group DSL presentations. During DSL presentation sessions, which were facilitated by teachers, a few students individually presented learning objectives in the specified topic...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338709/wormachine-machine-learning-based-phenotypic-analysis-tool-for-worms
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Adam Hakim, Yael Mor, Itai Antoine Toker, Amir Levine, Moran Neuhof, Yishai Markovitz, Oded Rechavi
BACKGROUND: Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes are powerful model organisms, yet quantification of visible phenotypes is still often labor-intensive, biased, and error-prone. We developed WorMachine, a three-step MATLAB-based image analysis software that allows (1) automated identification of C. elegans worms, (2) extraction of morphological features and quantification of fluorescent signals, and (3) machine learning techniques for high-level analysis. RESULTS: We examined the power of WorMachine using five separate representative assays: supervised classification of binary-sex phenotype, scoring continuous-sexual phenotypes, quantifying the effects of two different RNA interference treatments, and measuring intracellular protein aggregation...
January 16, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337282/comparative-proteome-analysis-of-monolayer-and-spheroid-culture-of-canine-osteosarcoma-cells
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Christiane Gebhard, Ingrid Miller, Karin Hummel, Martina Neschi Née Ondrovics, Sarah Schlosser, Ingrid Walter
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone tumor with high metastasis rate in the lungs and affects both humans and dogs in a similar way. Three-dimensional tumor cell cultures mimic the in vivo situation of micro-tumors and metastases and are therefore better experimental in vitro models than the often applied two-dimensional monolayer cultures. The aim of the present study was to perform comparative proteomics of standard monolayer cultures of canine osteosarcoma cells (D17) and three-dimensional spheroid cultures, to better characterize the 3D model before starting with experiments like migration assays...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337263/imem-2lsaac-a-two-level-model-for-discrimination-of-membrane-proteins-and-their-types-by-extending-the-notion-of-saac-into-chou-s-pseudo-amino-acid-composition
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Muhammad Arif, Maqsood Hayat, Zahoor Jan
Membrane proteins execute significant roles in cellular processes of living organisms, ranging from cell signaling to cell adhesion. As a major part of a cell, the identification of membrane proteins and their functional types become a challenging job in the field of bioinformatics and proteomics from last few decades. Traditional experimental procedures are slightly applicable due to lack of recognized structures, enormous time and space. In this regard, the demand for fast, accurate and intelligent computational method is increased day by day...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336833/education-for-ecmo-providers-using-education-science-to-bridge-the-gap-between-clinical-and-educational-expertise
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REVIEW
Lindsay Johnston, Susan B Williams, Anne Ades
A well-organized educational curriculum for the training of both novice and experienced ECMO providers is critical for the continued function of an institutional ECMO program. ELSO provides guidance for the education for ECMO specialists, physicians and staff, which incorporates "traditional" instructor-centered educational methods, such as didactic lectures and technical skill training. Novel research suggests utilization of strategies that align with principles of adult learning to promote active learner involvement and reflection on how the material can be applied to understand existing and new constructs may be more effective...
January 11, 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336514/machine-learned-analysis-of-quantitative-sensory-testing-responses-to-noxious-cold-stimulation-in-healthy-subjects
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I Weyer-Menkhoff, M C Thrun, J Lötsch
BACKGROUND: Pain in response to noxious cold has a complex molecular background probably involving several types of sensors. A recent observation has been the multimodal distribution of human cold pain thresholds. This study aimed at analysing reproducibility and stability of this observation and further exploration of data patterns supporting a complex background. METHOD: Pain thresholds to noxious cold stimuli (range 32-0 °C, tonic: temperature decrease -1 °C/s, phasic: temperature decrease -8 °C/s) were acquired in 148 healthy volunteers...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336336/-training-program-in-urological-laparoscopic-surgery-future-perspective
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Alfredo Aguilera Bazán, Juan Gómez Rivas, Estefanía Linares-Espinós, Mario Alvarez-Maestro, Luis Martínez-Piñeiro
Nowadays in urology, laparoscopic surgery is a reality that implies a very high percentage of the daily surgical activity. The interest in laparoscopy in urological pathology is undeniable, and the advantages for our patients with this approach are clear in most cases. But how do we deal with learning curve of this technique? What is the difficulty in laparoscopy training? What future perspectives might offer this approach? Difficulties in learning laparoscopy are easily identified and clear. The loss of the image in 3 dimensions, loss of touch, great dependence on surgical instruments, among others...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334516/computer-based-training-in-eating-and-nutrition-facilitates-person-centered-hospital-care-a-group-concept-mapping-study
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Albert Westergren, Ellinor Edfors, Erika Norberg, Anna Stubbendorff, Gita Hedin, Martin Wetterstrand, Scott R Rosas, Peter Hagell
Studies have shown that computer-based training in eating and nutrition for hospital nursing staff increased the likelihood that patients at risk of undernutrition would receive nutritional interventions. This article seeks to provide understanding from the perspective of nursing staff of conceptually important areas for computer-based nutritional training, and their relative importance to nutritional care, following completion of the training. Group concept mapping, an integrated qualitative and quantitative methodology, was used to conceptualize important factors relating to the training experiences through four focus groups (n = 43), statement sorting (n = 38), and importance rating (n = 32), followed by multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis...
January 12, 2018: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331655/what-makes-it-so-difficult-for-nurses-to-coach-patients-in-shared-decision-making-a-process-evaluation
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Stephanie Anna Lenzen, Ramon Daniëls, Marloes Amantia van Bokhoven, Trudy van der Weijden, Anna Beurskens
BACKGROUND: Primary care nurses play a crucial role in coaching patients in shared decision making about goals and actions. This presents a challenge to practice nurses, who are frequently used to protocol-based working routines. Therefore, an approach was developed to support nurses to coach patients in shared decision making. OBJECTIVES: To investigate how the approach was implemented and experienced by practice nurses and patients. DESIGN: A process evaluation was conducted using quantitative and qualitative methods...
December 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330717/posterior-retroperitoneoscopic-resection-of-extra-adrenal-paraganglioma-located-in-the-aorto-caval-space
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Sang-Wook Kang, Emad Kandil, Min Jhi Kim, Kwang Soon Kim, Cho Rok Lee, Jong Ju Jeong, Kee-Hyun Nam, Woong Youn Chung, Cheong Soo Park
BACKGROUND: The posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalec tomy has several advantages compared with the transperitoneal approach such as a shorter and more direct route to the target organ, no breach of the intraperitoneal space, and no required retraction of the adjacent organs. It also is a safe procedure with a short learning curve.1-5 This report presents a challenging case of an extra-adrenal paraganglioma located in the aorto-caval space and managed using the retroperitoneal approach...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330349/pharmacologic-inhibition-of-phospholipase-c-in-the-brain-attenuates-early-memory-formation-in-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera-l
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Shota Suenami, Shiori Iino, Takeo Kubo
Although the molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory in insects have been studied intensively, the intracellular signaling mechanisms involved in early memory formation are not fully understood. We previously demonstrated that phospholipase C epsilon (PLCe), whose product is involved in calcium signaling, is almost selectively expressed in the mushroom bodies, a brain structure important for learning and memory in the honeybee. Here, we pharmacologically examined the role of phospholipase C (PLC) in learning and memory in the honeybee...
January 12, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325405/who-fctc-as-a-pioneering-and-learning-instrument-comment-on-the-legal-strength-of-international-health-instruments-what-it-brings-to-global-health-governance
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Pekka Puska
The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is a unique global health instrument, since it is in the health field the only instrument that is international law. After the 10 years of its existence an Independent Expert Group assessed the impact of the FCTC using all available data and visiting a number of countries interviewing different stakeholders. It is quite clear that the Treaty has acted as a strong catalyst and framework for national actions and that remarkable progress in global tobacco control can be seen...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324649/machine-learning-methods-for-analysis-of-metabolic-data-and-metabolic-pathway-modeling
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REVIEW
Miroslava Cuperlovic-Culf
Machine learning uses experimental data to optimize clustering or classification of samples or features, or to develop, augment or verify models that can be used to predict behavior or properties of systems. It is expected that machine learning will help provide actionable knowledge from a variety of big data including metabolomics data, as well as results of metabolism models. A variety of machine learning methods has been applied in bioinformatics and metabolism analyses including self-organizing maps, support vector machines, the kernel machine, Bayesian networks or fuzzy logic...
January 11, 2018: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324510/reliability-and-validity-of-computerized-force-platform-measures-of-balance-function-in-healthy-older-adults
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Cathy C Harro, Chelsea Garascia
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Postural control declines with aging and is an independent risk factor for falls in older adults. Objective examination of balance function is warranted to direct fall prevention strategies. Force platform (FP) systems provide quantitative measures of postural control and analysis of different aspects of balance. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of FP measures in healthy older adults. METHODS: This study enrolled 46 healthy elderly adults, mean age 67...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324393/changing-students-perceptions-of-the-homeless-a-community-service-learning-experience
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Janet Gardner, Jan Emory
The homeless are an underserved, local vulnerable population that can benefit from a service learning clinical practicum experience for baccalaureate prepared nursing students. Negative attitudes and disrespect among healthcare workers has been identified by the homeless as a barrier to healthcare. A service learning experience with a vulnerable population has been shown to change nursing students' attitudes and beliefs. A large university in a southern city partnered with a community based organization that provided services to the homeless to educate senior nursing students in a service learning experience...
January 5, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323555/practical-suggestions-on-how-to-move-from-peer-review-to-peer-learning
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Lane F Donnelly, David B Larson, Richard E Heller Iii, Jonathan B Kruskal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to outline practical steps that a department can take to transition to a peer learning model. CONCLUSION: The 2015 Institute of Medicine report on improving diagnosis emphasized that organizations and industries that embrace error as an opportunity to learn tend to outperform those that do not. To meet this charge, radiology must transition from a peer review to a peer learning approach.
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322913/cell-type-discovery-and-representation-in-the-era-of-high-content-single-cell-phenotyping
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Trygve Bakken, Lindsay Cowell, Brian D Aevermann, Mark Novotny, Rebecca Hodge, Jeremy A Miller, Alexandra Lee, Ivan Chang, Jamison McCorrison, Bali Pulendran, Yu Qian, Nicholas J Schork, Roger S Lasken, Ed S Lein, Richard H Scheuermann
BACKGROUND: A fundamental characteristic of multicellular organisms is the specialization of functional cell types through the process of differentiation. These specialized cell types not only characterize the normal functioning of different organs and tissues, they can also be used as cellular biomarkers of a variety of different disease states and therapeutic/vaccine responses. In order to serve as a reference for cell type representation, the Cell Ontology has been developed to provide a standard nomenclature of defined cell types for comparative analysis and biomarker discovery...
December 21, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321535/multi-label-deep-learning-for-gene-function-annotation-in-cancer-pathways
#19
Renchu Guan, Xu Wang, Mary Qu Yang, Yu Zhang, Fengfeng Zhou, Chen Yang, Yanchun Liang
The war on cancer is progressing globally but slowly as researchers around the world continue to seek and discover more innovative and effective ways of curing this catastrophic disease. Organizing biological information, representing it, and making it accessible, or biocuration, is an important aspect of biomedical research and discovery. However, because maintaining sophisticated biocuration is highly resource dependent, it continues to lag behind the continually being generated biomedical data. Another critical aspect of cancer research, pathway analysis, has proven to be an efficient method for gaining insight into the underlying biology associated with cancer...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320140/using-community-partnerships-to-integrate-health-and-social-services-for-high-need-high-cost-patients
#20
Ruben Amarashingham, Bin Xie, Albert Karam, Nam Nguyen, Bianca Kapoor
Issue: Our health care and social services delivery systems are not well-equipped to effectively manage patients with multiple chronic diseases and complex social needs such as food, housing, or substance abuse services. Community-level efforts have emerged across the nation to integrate the activities of disparate social service organizations with local health care delivery systems. Evidence on the experiences and outcomes of these programs is emerging, and there is much to learn about their approaches and challenges...
January 1, 2018: Issue Brief of the Commonwealth Fund
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