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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326913/reflecting-on-the-learning-opportunities-of-presenting-at-a-conference
#1
Beverly Joshua
Background Research productivity is a major indicator of higher educational institutions' (HEI) academic performance. The increasing focus on research productivity is resulting in an expectation that academics publish their research initiatives, ideas and developments in their scope of work or area of interest. It can influence academic status and compel nursing academics to undertake higher degrees, including PhDs or other doctoral studies. Aim To articulate a nurse academic's reflection on presenting her doctoral thesis at an international conference and to encourage students to embrace the dissemination of research...
March 22, 2017: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320168/a-systematic-comparison-of-key-features-of-ischemic-stroke-prevention-guidelines-in-low-and-middle-income-vs-high-income-countries
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REVIEW
Hernán Bayona, Mayowa Owolabi, Wuwei Feng, Paul Olowoyo, Joseph Yaria, Rufus Akinyemi, James R Sawers, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Implementation of contextually appropriate, evidence-based, expert-recommended stroke prevention guideline is particularly important in Low-Income Countries (LMICs), which bear disproportional larger burden of stroke while possessing fewer resources. However, key quality characteristics of guidelines issued in LMICs compared with those in High-Income Countries (HICs) have not been systematically studied. We aimed to compare important features of stroke prevention guidelines issued in these groups...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318768/clinical-development-strategy-for-a-candidate-group-a-streptococcal-vaccine
#3
REVIEW
Florian Schödel, Nicole J Moreland, Janet T Wittes, Kim Mulholland, Ian Frazer, Andrew C Steer, John D Fraser, Jonathan Carapetis
GroupA streptococci (GAS) cause a wide spectrum of diseases ranging from benign pharyngitis and skin infections to severe invasive disease and the immune sequelae rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Pharyngitis, one of the most frequent diseases caused by GAS, is highly prevalent in school-age children in temperate climates and a major cause of antibiotic use. An efficacious vaccine would reduce disease burden associated with pharyngitis and the need of care for sick children. Importantly, GAS pharyngitis is recognised as the main precursor for acute rheumatic fever so a vaccine that is efficacious against GAS pharyngitis should also prevent acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease...
March 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301774/geometric-principles-for-designing-highly-symmetric-self-assembling-protein-nanomaterials
#4
Todd O Yeates
Emerging protein design strategies are enabling the creation of diverse, self-assembling supramolecular structures with precision on the atomic scale. The design possibilities include various types of architectures: finite cages or shells, essentially unbounded two-dimensional and three-dimensional arrays (i.e., crystals), and linear or tubular filaments. In nature, structures of those types are generally symmetric, and, accordingly, symmetry provides a powerful guide for developing new design approaches. Recent design studies have produced numerous protein assemblies in close agreement with geometric specifications...
February 23, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292404/gastric-plication
#5
REVIEW
Nitin Kumar
Endoscopic gastric plication techniques are effective for weight loss. These procedures offer the potential for higher efficacy than conservative modalities, such as medications and lifestyle modifications, and lower invasiveness than bariatric surgery. Gastric plication techniques include endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, primary obesity surgery endolumenal, transoral gastroplasty, and plication with the Articulating Endoscopic Circular (ACE) stapler. Currently, primary obesity surgery endolumenal is under review by the US Food and Drug Administration, and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is gaining acceptance...
April 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283409/topics-in-practice-management-integrating-advance-care-planning-into-practice
#6
REVIEW
Laura E Dingfield, Joshua B Kayser
Advanced respiratory diseases progress over time and often lead to death. As their condition worsens, patients may lose medical decision making ability. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process in which patients receive information about their diagnosis and prognosis; discuss values, goals and fears; articulate preferences about life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life care; and appoint a surrogate medical decision maker. This process may result in written documentation of patient preferences, or appointment of a health care power of attorney (HCPOA)...
March 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281849/feedback-mapping-the-curricular-cornerstone-of-an-educational-alliance
#7
Deborah Murdoch-Eaton, Lucy Bowen
PURPOSE: The "educational alliance" concept articulates a collaborative framework to facilitate effective feedback through transparency of opportunities aligned with learner stage and intended educational outcomes. Using this framework, we evaluated feedback across a 5 year undergraduate medical program to support embedding a successful learner - teacher "educational alliance". METHOD: A comprehensive mapping exercise used an iterative action research process of source documentary analysis, consultations with key curriculum stakeholders and qualitative analysis...
March 10, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267400/current-concepts-on-structure-function-relationships-in-the-menisci
#8
S H J Andrews, A B Adesida, Ziad Abusara, N G Shrive
We review current thinking about the structure and function of the menisci and introduce new data about their tibial and femoral surfaces. We show from the literature that the menisci are intricately organized structures that perform many tasks in the knee. As the femur and tibia approach each other when the knee is bearing load, circumferential tension develops in the menisci, enabling the transmission of compressive load between the femoral and tibial cartilage layers. A low shear modulus is necessary for the tissue to adapt its shape to the changing radius of the femur as that bone moves relative to the tibia during joint articulation...
March 7, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246452/social-engineering-of-societal-knowledge-in-livestock-science-can-we-be-more-empathetic
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REVIEW
R K Ravikumar, Devesh Thakur, Hardev Choudhary, Vivek Kumar, Amol S Kinhekar, Tushar Garg, K Ponnusamy, G R Bhojne, Vasanth M Shetty, Vipin Kumar
Questions are raised in effective utilization of farmer's wisdom by communities in their farming. Planners support to livelihood emphasize mostly of inputs from outside and not setting up sustainable goals. Formal institutions and planners of program are finding constraints and sceptical in wider dissemination of indigenous knowledge research system (IKRS). This is in spite of evidence that considerable number of farmer's in livestock sector depends on IKRS. In this context, it is pertinent to showcase dissemination potential of these knowledge system(s) in larger geographical areas...
January 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246082/survivorship-of-severe-medically-unexplained-symptoms-in-palliative-care
#10
Justin Dwyer, Keryn Taylor, Mark Boughey
OBJECTIVES: Patients who articulate their psychological distress primarily through physical symptoms (referred to as medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)) pose a challenge to the skills of most clinicians, including palliative care physicians. The philosophical underpinnings of palliative care with a stated focus on symptom management and care of the person in their psychosociospiritual context lend itself to the care of these patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics to improve identification of this patient group within palliative care...
February 28, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242727/models-of-inhibitory-control
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REVIEW
Jeffrey D Schall, Thomas J Palmeri, Gordon D Logan
We survey models of response inhibition having different degrees of mathematical, computational and neurobiological specificity and generality. The independent race model accounts for performance of the stop-signal or countermanding task in terms of a race between GO and STOP processes with stochastic finishing times. This model affords insights into neurophysiological mechanisms that are reviewed by other authors in this volume. The formal link between the abstract GO and STOP processes and instantiating neural processes is articulated through interactive race models consisting of stochastic accumulator GO and STOP units...
April 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238296/pyriform-aperture-enlargement-in-all-aspects
#12
E Esen, N Bayar Muluk, N Altintoprak, K Ipci, C Cingi
BACKGROUND: The pyriform aperture comprises the central area of facial bone structure. It is formed by the free corners of the nasal bone and the frontal processes of the maxillae, which articulate with each other at the nasomaxillary suture lines. Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis might be linked to various craniofacial problems. This review presents all aspects of pyriform aperture stenosis and enlargement. METHODS: A literature search was conducted...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226369/interpolated-flaps
#13
Samkon Kaltho Gado, Kaveh Karimnejad, Ian A Maher, Paul J Gruber, Scott Walen
Nasal reconstruction has been articulated in the literature since 700 B.C. when the earliest iteration of the forehead flap was described in the Indian medical treatise, the Sushruta Samhita. Since then it has evolved into the interpolated flap which has served as a powerful tool for facial reconstruction. The interpolated flap is constructed from nonadjacent donor tissue that has an inherent blood supply. It requires a multistaged approach and is best suited for reconstruction of large or deep defects of the nose...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226218/assessing-cartilage-biomechanical-properties-techniques-for-evaluating-the-functional-performance-of-cartilage-in-health-and-disease
#14
Benjamin A Lakin, Brian D Snyder, Mark W Grinstaff
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects millions of people and results in weakened hyaline cartilage due to overloading. During joint articulation, hyaline cartilage must withstand high loads while maintaining low friction to prevent wear and tissue loss. Thus, cartilage compressive stiffness and the coefficient of friction are important indicators of the tissue's functional performance. These mechanical properties are often measured ex vivo using mechanical testing regimens, but arthroscopic handheld probes (e.g., for indentation testing, ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography) and noninvasive imaging modalities (e...
February 2, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223135/cell-physiology-regulation-by-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-targeting-oxygen-related-nanomachineries-of-hypoxic-cells
#15
REVIEW
Morteza Eskandani, Somayeh Vandghanooni, Jaleh Barar, Hossein Nazemiyeh, Yadollah Omidi
Any dysfunctionality in maintaining the oxygen homeostasis by mammalian cells may elicit hypoxia/anoxia, which results in inescapable oxidative stress and possible subsequent detrimental impacts on certain cells/tissues with high demands to oxygen molecules. The ischemic damage in turn can trigger initiation of a number of diseases including organs ischemia, metabolic disorders, inflammatory diseases, different types of malignancies, and alteration in wound healing process. Thus, full comprehension of molecular mechanism(s) and cellular physiology of the oxygen homeostasis is the cornerstone of the mammalian cells metabolism, energetic pathways and health and disease conditions...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219081/current-methods-of-evaluating-speech-language-outcomes-for-preschoolers-with-communication-disorders-a-scoping-review-using-the-icf-cy
#16
Barbara Jane Cunningham, Karla N Washington, Amanda Binns, Katelyn Rolfe, Bernadette Robertson, Peter Rosenbaum
Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to identify current measures used to evaluate speech-language outcomes for preschoolers with communication disorders within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth Version (ICF-CY; World Health Organization, 2007). Method: The review involved 5 phases outlined by Arksey and O'Malley (2005) and further developed by Levac, Colquhoun, and O'Brien (2010): (a) articulating the research question; (b) identifying relevant studies; (c) selecting studies; (d) charting the data; and (e) collating, summarizing, and reporting the results...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199168/my-scientific-journey-from-an-agrarian-start-to-an-academic-setting
#17
Janice M Bahr
This article is a combination of an autobiography and a review of outstanding research done by over 70 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists along with excellent collaborators during my over-40-year career as a professor of reproductive physiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I have also shared thoughts on mentoring, how research has changed over the years, and the future of reproductive physiology. I provide the reader with a snapshot of the challenges faced by a woman eager to obtain a PhD under the guidance of renowned professors in the early 1970s and to be hired as the first woman, and the only permanent female faculty member, for more than 20 years on a faculty of 40 men...
February 8, 2017: Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195606/use-of-articulating-spacer-technique-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-complicated-by-sepsis-a-systematic-meta-analysis
#18
John C Spivey, George N Guild, Giles R Scuderi
Periprosthetic infection after total knee arthroplasty is a devastating complication, and 2-stage exchange is the standard of care in North America. Articulating spacers are effective in treating periprosthetic joint infections, but the optimal articulating spacer construct has yet to be identified. The authors performed a systematic review using MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, EMBASE, BIOSIS, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. They identified 34 articles meeting inclusion criteria, producing 1016 spacers for comparison...
February 13, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183413/manuscript-development-and-publishing-a-5-step-approach
#19
Susan M Downey, Stephen A Geraci
Publications in peer-reviewed biomedical journals are essential for sharing knowledge and advancing healthcare. This article will articulate a 5-step approach for developing and publishing a manuscript, and provide academic clinicians with an instructional tool they can provide to their protégés and junior faculty. The authors attempt to distill existing advice for preparing manuscripts, which is found in myriad formats, combine these tutorials with their collective experience and present this approach for developing and publishing successfully a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal...
February 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155110/intentional-research-design-in-implementation-science-implications-for-the-use-of-nomothetic-and-idiographic-assessment
#20
Aaron R Lyon, Elizabeth Connors, Amanda Jensen-Doss, Sara J Landes, Cara C Lewis, Bryce D McLeod, Christopher Rutt, Cameo Stanick, Bryan J Weiner
The advancement of implementation science is dependent on identifying assessment strategies that can address implementation and clinical outcome variables in ways that are valid, relevant to stakeholders, and scalable. This paper presents a measurement agenda for implementation science that integrates the previously disparate assessment traditions of idiographic and nomothetic approaches. Although idiographic and nomothetic approaches are both used in implementation science, a review of the literature on this topic suggests that their selection can be indiscriminate, driven by convenience, and not explicitly tied to research study design...
February 2, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
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