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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326490/virtual-reality-educational-tool-for-human-anatomy
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Santiago González Izard, Juan A Juanes Méndez, Pablo Ruisoto Palomera
Virtual Reality is becoming widespread in our society within very different areas, from industry to entertainment. It has many advantages in education as well, since it allows visualizing almost any object or going anywhere in a unique way. We will be focusing on medical education, and more specifically anatomy, where its use is especially interesting because it allows studying any structure of the human body by placing the user inside each one. By allowing virtual immersion in a body structure such as the interior of the cranium, stereoscopic vision goggles make these innovative teaching technologies a powerful tool for training in all areas of health sciences...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290956/multidisciplinary-in-situ-simulation-based-training-as-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-quality-improvement-project
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Monica A Lutgendorf, Carmen Spalding, Elizabeth Drake, Dennis Spence, Jason O Heaton, Kristina V Morocco
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage is a common obstetric emergency affecting 3 to 5% of deliveries, with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Effective management of postpartum hemorrhage requires strong teamwork and collaboration. We completed a multidisciplinary in situ postpartum hemorrhage simulation training exercise with structured team debriefing to evaluate hospital protocols, team performance, operational readiness, and real-time identification of system improvements...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289769/gene-therapy
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Barb Thorne, Ryan Takeya, Francesca Vitelli, Xin Swanson
Gene therapy refers to a rapidly growing field of medicine in which genes are introduced into the body to treat or prevent diseases. Although a variety of methods can be used to deliver the genetic materials into the target cells and tissues, modified viral vectors represent one of the more common delivery routes because of its transduction efficiency for therapeutic genes. Since the introduction of gene therapy concept in the 1970s, the field has advanced considerably with notable clinical successes being demonstrated in many clinical indications in which no standard treatment options are currently available...
March 14, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279253/collaborative-study-for-the-establishment-of-the-ph-eur-hepatitis-e-virus-rna-for-nat-testing-biological-reference-preparation-batch-1
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S A Baylis, E Terao, J Blümel, K-M O Hanschmann
A new European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) biological reference preparation (BRP) had to be established further to the decision to include nucleic acid testing (NAT) for the detection of hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA in the monograph Human plasma (pooled and treated for virus inactivation) (1646). To this purpose, an international collaborative study was launched in the framework of the Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) and the Commission of the European Union (EU)...
2017: Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275293/therapeutic-mechanism-of-y%C3%A4-n-ch%C3%A3-n-h%C3%A4-o-decoction-in-hepatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Jian-Yuan Li, Hong-Yan Cao, Lin Sun, Run-Fei Sun, Chao Wu, Yan-Qin Bian, Shu Dong, Ping Liu, Ming-Yu Sun
Yīn-Chén-Hāo decoction (YCHD) is a traditional Chinese medicine formula composed of capillaris (Artemisia capillaris), gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides), and rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) that is used for the treatment of damp-heat jaundice. In modern clinics, YCHD is mostly used for hepatic diseases. This review summarizes the biological activities of YCHD and its medical applications. The main active compounds of YCHD are chlorogenic acid, rhein, geniposide, emodin, and scoparone. The pharmacological actions of YCHD include inhibition of hepatic steatosis, apoptosis, necrosis, anti-inflammation, and immune regulation...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273522/determination-of-catecholamines-and-endogenous-related-compounds-in-rat-brain-tissue-exploring-their-native-fluorescence-and-liquid-chromatography
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Beatriz M Fonseca, Márcio Rodrigues, Ana C Cristóvão, Daniela Gonçalves, Ana Fortuna, Liliana Bernardino, Amílcar Falcão, Gilberto Alves
The profiling analysis of catecholamines and their metabolites in brain tissue offers a crucial key to understand their functions in the body and the opportunity to follow up neural diseases. A rapid and simple liquid chromatography-fluorescence detection (LC-FLD) method was developed and validated for simultaneously measuring several catecholamines and endogenous related compounds in the rat brain tissue samples. The target analytes measured in this bioanalytical assay were levodopa (L-DOPA), dopamine (DA), norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (E), 3-O-methyldopa (3-O-MD), and homovanillic acid (HVA), being the 3,4-dihydroxybenzylamine (DHBA) used as internal standard (IS)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272527/a-network-based-method-for-mechanistic-investigation-of-shexiang-baoxin-pill-s-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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Hai-Yang Fang, Hua-Wu Zeng, Li-Mei Lin, Xing Chen, Xiao-Na Shen, Peng Fu, Chao Lv, Qun Liu, Run-Hui Liu, Wei-Dong Zhang, Jing Zhao
Shexiang Baoxin Pill (SBP), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, is commonly used to treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China. However, the complexity of composition and targets has deterred our understanding of its mechanism of action. Using network pharmacology-based approaches, we established the mechanism of action for SBP to treat CVD by analyzing protein-protein interactions and pathways. The computational results were confirmed at the gene expression level in microarray-based studies. Two of the SBP's targets were further confirmed at the protein level by Western blot...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265528/resident-development-via-progress-testing-and-test-marking-an-innovation-and-program-evaluation
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Karen Schiff, D Josh Williams, Alim Pardhan, Ian Preyra, Shelly-Anne Li, Teresa Chan
INTRODUCTION: Since 2008, the McMaster University Royal College Emergency Medicine residency training program has run practice Short Answer Question (SAQ) examinations to help residents test their knowledge and gain practice in answering exam-style questions. However, marking this type of SAQ exam is time-consuming. METHODS: To help address this problem, we require that senior residents help mark at least one exam per year alongside faculty members. Examinees' identities are kept anonymous by assigning a random number to each resident, which is only decoded after marking...
January 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257405/the-mecklenburg-county-interlocal-agreement-an-18-year-collaboration-between-medicine-and-public-health
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Crystal N Piper, Marcus Plescia, Stephen R Keener, Mark DeHaven
CONTEXT: Better integration of public health and medical services has been a long-standing goal in the United States and has been widely discussed in the scientific literature. OBJECTIVE: To identify key lessons and outcomes of the Mecklenburg County Interlocal Agreement, one of the longest running efforts integrating health care delivery and public health services in a major metropolitan area. DESIGN: In-depth key informant interviews and brief questionnaires of leaders involved in the Mecklenburg County Interlocal Agreement...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255800/capsule-commentary-on-phillips-et-al-year-end-clinic-handoffs-a-national-survey-of-academic-internal-medicine-programs-running-title-national-survey-of-year-end-clinic-handoffs
#10
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252842/effects-of-transendocardial-stem-cell-injection-on-ventricular-proarrhythmia-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-results-from-the-poseidon-and-tac-hft-trials
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Archana Ramireddy, Chad R Brodt, Adam M Mendizabal, Darcy L DiFede, Chris Healy, Vishal Goyal, Yahya Alansari, James O Coffey, Juan F Viles-Gonzalez, Alan W Heldman, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Robert J Myerburg, Joshua M Hare, Raul D Mitrani
Transendocardial stem cell injection in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) improves left ventricular function and structure but has ill-defined effects on ventricular arrhythmias. We hypothesized that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) implantation is not proarrhythmic. Post hoc analyses were performed on ambulatory ECGs collected from the POSEIDON and TAC-HFT trials. Eighty-eight subjects (mean age 61 ± 10 years) with ICM (mean EF 32.2% ± 9.8%) received treatment with MSC (n = 48), Placebo (n = 21), or bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMC) (n = 19)...
March 2, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250803/medical-subject-heading-mesh-annotations-illuminate-maize-genetics-and-evolution
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Timothy M Beissinger, Gota Morota
BACKGROUND: High-density marker panels and/or whole-genome sequencing, coupled with advanced phenotyping pipelines and sophisticated statistical methods, have dramatically increased our ability to generate lists of candidate genes or regions that are putatively associated with phenotypes or processes of interest. However, the speed with which we can validate genes, or even make reasonable biological interpretations about the principles underlying them, has not kept pace. A promising approach that runs parallel to explicitly validating individual genes is analyzing a set of genes together and assessing the biological similarities among them...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237685/evaluation-of-a-new-handheld-point-of-care-blood-gas-analyser-using-100-equine-blood-samples
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David Bardell, Eleanor West, J Mark Senior
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the Enterprise point-of-care blood analysis system (EPOC) produces results in agreement with two other blood gas analysers in regular clinical use (i-STAT and Radiometer ABL77) and to investigate the precision of the new machine when used with equine whole blood. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, non-blinded, comparative laboratory analyser study. ANIMALS: Horses admitted to a university teaching hospital requiring arterial or venous blood gas analysis as part of their routine clinical management...
February 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228339/the-effect-on-reliability-and-sensitivity-to-level-of-training-of-combining-analytic-and-holistic-rating-scales-for-assessing-communication-skills-in-an-internal-medicine-resident-osce
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Vijay John Daniels, Dwight Harley
OBJECTIVE: Although previous research has compared checklists to rating scales for assessing communication, the purpose of this study was to compare the effect on reliability and sensitivity to level of training of an analytic, a holistic, and a combined analytic-holistic rating scale in assessing communication skills. METHODS: The University of Alberta Internal Medicine Residency runs OSCEs for postgraduate year (PGY) 1 and 2 residents and another for PGY-4 residents...
February 14, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224458/bridging-the-training-practice-gap-in-interprofessional-student-supervision
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Priya Martin, Saravana Kumar, LuJuana Abernathy
BACKGROUND: Workforce recruitment and retention issues are common in highly dispersed regions such as Queensland in Australia. Provision of student placements in these non-metropolitan areas is one way of promoting staff recruitment. However, healthcare professionals in these areas face a number of challenges in accessing training opportunities including student supervision training. Funding was made available to develop and run a series of targeted, evidence-based, interprofessional student supervision workshops in non-metropolitan Queensland...
February 21, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216110/the-current-global-state-of-key-lifestyle-characteristics-health-and-economic-implications
#16
REVIEW
Ross Arena, Amy McNeil, Michael Sagner, Andrew P Hills
The chronic disease crisis we currently face must be addressed in rapid fashion. Cardiovascular (CV) and pulmonary diseases, diabetes as well as several forms of cancer are leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Collectively, these conditions have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals, families and communities, placing an unsustainable burden on health systems. There is hope for the chronic disease crisis in that these conditions are largely preventable or can be delayed to much later in life through a timeless medicine, healthy living...
February 16, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199921/pilot-scale-bioconversion-of-rice-and-sunflower-agro-residues-into-medicinal-mushrooms-and-laccase-enzymes-through-solid-state-fermentation-with-ganoderma-lucidum
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P D Postemsky, M A Bidegain, R González-Matute, N D Figlas, M A Cubitto
Solid-state fermentation was evaluated at the pilot-scale for the bioconversion and valorization of rice husks and straw (RSH), or sunflower seed hulls (SSH), into medicinal mushrooms and crude extracts, with laccase activity. The average mushroom yield was 56kg dry weight per ton of agro-residues. Laccase activity in crude aqueous extracts showed its maximum value of 10,927Ukg(-1) in RSH (day 10, Exudate phase) and 16,442Ukg(-1) in SSH (day 5, Full colonization phase), the activity at the Residual substrate phase being 511Ukg(-1) in RSH and 803Ukg(-1) in SSH, respectively...
May 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194523/-establishment-of-the-new-cross-sectional-field-of-pain-medicine-an-application-example-at-the-medical-faculty-of-heidelberg
#18
S Frankenhauser, T Böker-Blum, C Busch, C Berberich, A L Mihaljevic, M A Weigand, H J Bardenheuer, J Kessler
Studies from recent years paint a picture of qualitatively deficient treatment in pain medicine. In order to improve the situation knowledge on targeted diagnostics and effective therapy should be imparted at an early stage during undergraduate studies. For this reason the cross-sectional field Q14 - pain medicine was newly created in the revision of the medical physician licencing regulations. The Q14 was then established in a longitudinal, multidisciplinary form at the medical faculty in Heidelberg, whereby the complete Kern cycle was run through...
February 13, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193464/igas-a-framework-for-using-electronic-intraoperative-medical-records-for-genomic-discovery
#19
Matthew A Levin, Thomas T Joseph, Janina M Jeff, Rajiv Nadukuru, Stephen B Ellis, Erwin P Bottinger, Eimear E Kenny
OBJECTIVE: Design and implement a HIPAA and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profile compliant automated pipeline, the integrated Genomics Anesthesia System (iGAS), linking genomic data from the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) BioMe biobank to electronic anesthesia records, including physiological data collected during the perioperative period. The resulting repository of multi-dimensional data can be used for precision medicine analysis of physiological readouts, acute medical conditions, and adverse events that can occur during surgery...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193377/another-time-another-space-the-evolution-of-the-virtual-journal-club
#20
REVIEW
Alison L Chetlen, Carol M Dell, Agnieszka O Solberg, Hansel J Otero, Kirsteen R Burton, Matthew T Heller, Nikita Lakomkin, Stephane L Desouches, Stacy E Smith
Virtual journal clubs (VJCs) provide a standardized, easily accessible forum for evidence-based discussion. The new virtual reality setting in which journal clubs and other online education events now take place offers great advantages and new opportunities for radiologists in academic medicine and private practice. VJCs continue to evolve, largely due to many emerging technologies and platforms. VJCs will continue to play an increasingly important role in medical education, interdisciplinary interaction, and multi-institutional collaboration...
March 2017: Academic Radiology
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