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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143819/performing-international-outreach-phun-week-in-an-australian-primary-school
#1
Patricia A Halpin
Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week is an annual science outreach program sponsored by the American Physiological Society in which K-12 students learn about physiology through meeting a physiologist and performing an experiment. Performing PhUn Week at an Australian private primary school during a family vacation in 2014 enabled me to receive a fellowship to return the following year for further implementation. To set up the outreach, I contacted the assistant principal of a public primary school, and she connected me with the physical education (PE) teacher...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141718/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-behavior-regulation-and-virtual-school-support
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Claire Wallace, Carolyn E Ievers-Landis, Catherine Scherer, Nancy Roizen, Marilyn Augustyn
Tony is a 6-year-old multiracial boy diagnosed as having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-combined type who is followed in your primary care practice and has started on a stimulant medication. Tony continues to have difficulty with emotion regulation and impulse control both at home and at school. He was asked to leave his private school soon after beginning first grade because of physical fighting, emotional outbursts, and arguing with teachers.His mother made the decision to enroll Tony in online virtual schooling for the remainder of the academic year, with the plan to transition back to traditional school for the next academic year...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121649/borrow-or-serve-an-economic-analysis-of-options-for-financing-a-medical-school-education
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Mircea I Marcu, Arthur L Kellermann, Christine Hunter, Jerri Curtis, Charles Rice, Gail R Wilensky
PURPOSE: To understand the long-term economic implications of key pathways for financing a medical school education. METHOD: The authors calculated the net present value (NPV) of cash flow over a 30-year career for a 2013 matriculant associated with (1) self-financing, (2) federally guaranteed loans, (3) the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, (4) the National Health Service Corps, (5) the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, and (6) matriculation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences...
January 24, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120296/lower-rates-of-promotion-of-generalists-in-academic-medicine-a-follow-up-to-the-national-faculty-survey
#4
Deborah Blazey-Martin, Phyllis L Carr, Norma Terrin, Janis L Breeze, Carolyn Luk, Anita Raj, Karen M Freund
BACKGROUND: Prior cross-sectional research has found that generalists have lower rates of academic advancement than specialists and basic science faculty. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine generalists relative to other medical faculty in advancement and academic productivity. DESIGN: In 2012, we conducted a follow-up survey (n = 607) of 1214 participants in the 1995 National Faculty Survey cohort and supplemented survey responses with publicly available data...
January 24, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118680/surgical-wisdom-and-genghis-khan-s-pax-mongolica
#5
Jakob Köstenbauer
BACKGROUND: The unrivalled conquests of Genghis Khan (CE c.1162-1227) led to the establishment of the Greater Mongolian Empire. By 1279, the Mongol dynasty controlled a vast Empire which, for the first time in history, unified Europe and China via the famous Silk Road. The ensuing century of peace and stability is referred to by historians as the Pax Mongolica, which facilitated Europe's renaissance and remarkably contributed to the rise of modern medicine and surgery. METHODS: Secondary sources from published literature, primary sources from manuscripts and illustrations courtesy of universities, museum libraries and archives...
January 24, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095886/the-dynamics-of-hiv-transmission-in-out-of-school-young-heterosexual-men-in-south-africa-a-systematic-scoping-review-protocol
#6
Nonzwakazi Ntombela, Tivani P Mashamba-Thompson, Andile Mtshali, Anna Voce, Ayesha B M Kharsany
BACKGROUND: In South Africa, gender inequality dominated by males and heterosexual HIV epidemic are associated with high HIV infection. Underlying epidemiological and social determinants driving HIV acquisition and transmission are critical to understand the extent and complexity of sexual networks as primary mechanisms through which HIV is likely to spread. The aim of the study is to provide an overview of empiric evidence that links the complex interaction of risk of HIV infection in men...
January 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087553/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-in-african-learners-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Theodosia Adom, Thandi Puoane, Anniza De Villiers, André Pascal Kengne
INTRODUCTION: Obesity and overweight are an emerging problem in Africa. Obese children are at increased risk of developing hypertension, high cholesterol, orthopaedic problems and type 2 diabetes as well as increased risk of adult obesity. Prevention of childhood overweight and obesity therefore needs high priority. The review approach is particularly useful in establishing whether research findings are consistent and can be generalised across populations and settings. This systematic review aims to assess the magnitude and distribution of overweight and obesity among primary school learners within populations in Africa...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034448/preparing-nursing-students-for-enhanced-roles-in-primary-care-the-current-state-of-prelicensure-and-rn-to-bsn-education
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Danuta M Wojnar, Ellen Marie Whelan
BACKGROUND: With the current emphasis on including registered nurses (RNs) on the primary care teams, it is essential that nursing programs prepare students for employment in these settings. PURPOSE: This study explored the current state of prelicensure and RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online education regarding the implementation of primary care content in the curricula. SAMPLE/METHODS: A sample of 1,409 schools and/or colleges from across the United States was invited to participate in an online survey...
November 9, 2016: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026877/school-based-education-programmes-for-the-prevention-of-unintentional-injuries-in-children-and-young-people
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Orton, Jessica Whitehead, Jacqueline Mhizha-Murira, Mandy Clarkson, Michael C Watson, Caroline A Mulvaney, Joy Ul Staniforth, Munish Bhuchar, Denise Kendrick
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in children aged four to 18 years and are a major cause of ill health. The school setting offers the opportunity to deliver preventive interventions to a large number of children and has been used to address a range of public health problems. However, the effectiveness of the school setting for the prevention of different injury mechanisms in school-aged children is not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of school-based educational programmes for the prevention of injuries in children and evaluate their impact on improving children's safety skills, behaviour and practices, and knowledge, and assess their cost-effectiveness...
27, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000640/prevalence-and-pattern-of-amblyopia-among-primary-school-pupils-in-kosofe-town-lagos-state-nigeria
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Segun Joseph Ikuomenisan, Kareem Olatunbosun Musa, Olufisayo Tade Aribaba, Adeola Olukorede Onakoya
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of amblyopia in primary school pupils in Kosofe town of Lagos State with a view to providing baseline data that may facilitate the establishment of routine school eye screening programs in primary schools in Lagos State. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among pupils from public and private primary schools in Kosofe town. The pupils underwent visual acuity assessment with the HOTV charts, detailed ocular examinations and cycloplegic refractions...
October 2016: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982745/the-potential-role-of-science-technology-engineering-and-math-programs-in-reducing-teen-dating-violence-and-intimate-partner-violence
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Ashley Schappell D'Inverno, Megan C Kearns, Dennis E Reidy
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are growing fields that provide job stability, financial security, and health prosperity for professionals in these fields. Unfortunately, females are underrepresented in STEM, which is potentially both a consequence and precipitant of gender inequity in the United States. In addition to the financial and health benefits, increasing the number of girls and women in STEM fields may also indirectly prevent and/or reduce teen dating violence and intimate partner violence by: (1) increasing women's financial independence, thereby reducing dependence on potentially abusive partners; (2) decreasing household poverty and financial stress, which may lead to reductions in relationship discord; and (3) increasing attitudes and beliefs about women as equals, thereby increasing gender equity...
December 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968891/crowdsourcing-health-communication-about-condom-use-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Weiming Tang, Jessica Mao, Chuncheng Liu, Katie Mollan, Haochu Li, Terrence Wong, Ye Zhang, Songyuan Tang, Michael Hudgens, Yilu Qin, Baoli Ma, Meizhen Liao, Bin Yang, Wei Ma, Dianmin Kang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: The Chinese government now encourages innovation, and more specifically, crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing, the process of shifting individual tasks to a large group, might reimagine health communication, making it more people-centred. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of a crowdsourced versus social marketing condom promotion video to promote condom use. METHODS: A non-inferiority randomised controlled trial was conducted in November 2015 in China. Men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 16 years or older who reported having had sexual contact without use of a condom in the preceding 3 months were recruited through a nationwide MSM website...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968867/development-of-the-theory-based-chinese-primary-school-children-physical-activity-and-dietary-behaviour-changes-intervention-chirpy-dragon-development-of-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bai Li, Wei Jia Liu, Kar Keung Cheng, Miranda Pallan, Kalar Hemming, Emma Frew, Rong Lin, Wei Liu, Peymane Adab
BACKGROUND: The rate of increase in prevalence of childhood obesity in mainland China exceeds the trends observed in other countries. Effective, culturally appropriate prevention interventions are urgently needed to control the epidemic. However, previous programmes lacked rigorous development and evaluation. Using the framework set out by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), we developed a complex childhood obesity prevention intervention for Chinese primary school children. METHODS: Several different methodologies were employed and iteratively combined in the development process...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965502/study-of-caries-prevalence-among-miswak-and-non-miswak-users-a-prospective-study
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Mohammed Mustafa, Zaid AlJeaidi, Wafa Hassan AlAajam, Kawthar Ahmed Dafaalla Mohammed
INTRODUCTION: Various types of oral hygiene measures have been practiced by different populations around the world, as there is difference in the oral hygiene products including toothpicks and toothpowders. Miswak or tooth cleaning stick, for mechanical tooth cleaning, can be traced back at least to pre-Islamic times. Currently, many of the world populations still use chewing sticks as the single method for tooth brushing. The present study was done to study the incidence and prevalence of caries among Miswak and non-Miswak users...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958242/rural-posting-experience-requests-for-transfer-and-perspectives-about-critical-factors-for-staff-retention-among-primary-health-care-workers-in-urban-kano-nigeria
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U M Lawan, G T Amole, J H Khayi
BACKGROUND: Inadequate skilled manpower at rural posts is a serious impediment toward equitable and universal access to healthcare in Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: To examine the experiences of primary health care (PHC) workers on rural assignments, requests for transfer, and perspectives about critical factors for retention of healthcare workers at rural posts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using descriptive cross-sectional design, 262 PHC workers in Kano were studied...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934664/which-way-to-lean-a-national-study-of-women-dental-faculty-members-career-aspirations-and-choices
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Cynthia C Gadbury-Amyot, Marsha A Pyle, Christopher J Van Ness, Pamela R Overman, Karen P West
The aim of this first national study of women in academic dentistry was to explore factors and perceived barriers for why administrative/leadership positions were or were not sought via data collected from full-time women dental faculty members in the U.S. In fall 2015, the researchers conducted a survey that employed a combination of response formats: forced choice from a menu, multiple allowable answers, and open-ended written comments. The overall response rate for the survey was 35.6% (537/1504). Respondents were from 48 of the 65 U...
December 2016: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933614/antiviral-agents-for-infectious-mononucleosis-glandular-fever
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REVIEW
Muireann De Paor, Kirsty O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a clinical syndrome, usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EPV), characterised by lymphadenopathy, fever and sore throat. Most cases of symptomatic IM occur in older teenagers or young adults. Usually IM is a benign self-limiting illness and requires only symptomatic treatment. However, occasionally the disease course can be complicated or prolonged and lead to decreased productivity in terms of school or work. Antiviral medications have been used to treat IM, but the use of antivirals for IM is controversial...
8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918598/sighted-and-visually-impaired-students-perspectives-of-illustrations-diagrams-and-drawings-in-school-science
#18
Celia McDonald, Susan Rodrigues
Background In this paper we report on the views of students with and without visual impairments on the use of illustrations, diagrams and drawings (IDD) in science lessons. Method Our findings are based on data gathered through a brief questionnaire completed by a convenience sample of students prior to trialling new resource material. The questionnaire sought to understand the students' views about using IDD in science lessons. The classes involved in the study included one class from a primary school, five classes from a secondary school and one class from a school for visually impaired students...
2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891457/prevalence-of-dental-caries-among-primary-school-children-of-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anand Hiremath, Vikneshan Murugaboopathy, Anil V Ankola, Mamata Hebbal, Suganya Mohandoss, Pratibha Pastay
INTRODUCTION: In India, the trend indicates an increase in oral health problems especially dental caries, which has been consistently increasing both in prevalence and in severity. Children of all age groups are affected by dental caries. It becomes imperative to collect the data on prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs to provide preventive care. AIM: To assess the prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs of 6-11years old Indian school children...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884719/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials-on-the-effectiveness-of-school-based-dental-screening-versus-no-screening-on-improving-oral-health-in-children
#20
REVIEW
Easter Joury, Eduardo Bernabe, Wael Sabbah, Kamal Nakhleh, Kurinchi Gurusamy
OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of school-based dental screening versus no screening on improving oral health in children aged 3-18 years by a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION: Three sets of independent reviewers searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and other sources through April 2016 to identify published and nonpublished studies without language restrictions and extracted data...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Dentistry
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