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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445220/catalyzing-interdisciplinary-research-and-training-initial-outcomes-and-evolution-of-the-affinity-research-collaboratives-model
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Katya Ravid, Francesca Seta, David Center, Gloria Waters, David Coleman
Team science has been recognized as critical to solving increasingly complex biomedical problems and advancing discoveries in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. In 2009, the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (ECIBR) was established in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine as a new organizational paradigm to promote interdisciplinary team science. The ECIBR is made up of affinity research collaboratives (ARCs), consisting of investigators from different departments and disciplines who come together to study biomedical problems that are relevant to human disease and not under interdisciplinary investigation at the university...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435506/audience-response-system-facilitates-prediction-of-scores-on-in-training-examination
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Kaushal H Shah, Jaime Jordan, Katherine Jahnes, David P Lisbon, Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, Grant Wei, Gary Winkel, Sally A Santen
INTRODUCTION: Audience response systems (ARS) are increasingly popular; however, their contribution to education is not completely clear. Our study found that scores from review quizzes delivered by an ARS correlate with in-training exam (ITE) scores and are viewed positively by residents. This information may be useful in identifying poor performers early so that targeted educational interventions can be made. The objective was to determine if scores on review quizzes delivered by an ARS correlate with ITE scores and to obtain participant feedback on use of the ARS for ITE preparation...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422927/the-relationship-between-specialty-certification-of-individual-nurses-and-outcomes-developing-a-standardized-taxonomy-for-research
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Simon Kitto, Rachel Grant, Kathy Chappell, Vicki Lundmark
Specialty certification is an important method to demonstrate that RNs possess advanced training, knowledge, and competencies required to provide safe, high-quality care for specific populations.
May 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421476/academic-productivity-in-psychiatry-benchmarks-for-the-h-index
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Frank P MacMaster, Rose Swansburg, Katherine Rittenbach
OBJECTIVE: Bibliometrics play an increasingly critical role in the assessment of faculty for promotion and merit increases. Bibliometrics is the statistical analysis of publications, aimed at evaluating their impact. The objective of this study is to describe h-index and citation benchmarks in academic psychiatry. METHODS: Faculty lists were acquired from online resources for all academic departments of psychiatry listed as having residency training programs in Canada (as of June 2016)...
April 18, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418777/er-la-opioid-rems-and-accredited-education-survey-results-provide-insight-into-clinical-roles-educational-needs-and-learner-preferences
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Cynthia Kear, Tom McKeithen, Sheila Robertson
BACKGROUND: The Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE) includes 13 organizations who provide REMS Program Companies (RPC) grant-supported accredited education on extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid therapy. This report summarizes results of a survey designed to investigate the impact of participant criteria and to better understand the roles and preferences of CME/CE participants. METHODS: In April 2015, we made an online survey available to an estimated 10,000 clinicians who had completed a CO*RE CME/CE activity since 2013...
April 18, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410688/education-and-training-of-medical-physics-in-iran-the-past-the-present-and-the-future
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Seyed Rabi Mahdavi, Behrouz Rasuli, Azam Niroomand-Rad
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the current status of education and training programs in medical physics in Iran. METHODS: A questionnaire was designed and sent to 274 IAMP (Iranian Association of Medical Physicists) members focusing on these two topics: the educational situation (course syllabus, number of faculty members, number of PhD and MSc students and sub-fields offered in the department) and the professional situation (work experience, workplaces of medical physicists, postgraduate degrees that were granted and the amount of therapy and imaging equipment)...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407144/the-north-american-primary-care-research-group-s-patient-and-clinician-engagement-program-pace-demystifying-patient-engagement-through-a-dyad-model
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Jessica Sand, Maret Felzien, Ray Haeme, Hazel Tapp, Diane Derkowski, John M Westfall
Background.: Community engagement in research is essential for translating the best evidence into community and clinical practice to improve the health and well-being of the population. Objective.: North American Primary Care Research Group's Redundant Patient and Clinician Engagement Program (PaCE) program aims to develop a robust community of patients and primary care providers with knowledge and understanding of the unique features of patient-centred outcomes research related to primary care in order to advocate for and engage in research...
April 12, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405905/implementation-strategies-to-promote-community-engaged-efforts-to-counter-tobacco-marketing-at-the-point-of-sale
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Jennifer Leeman, Allison Myers, Jennifer C Grant, Mary Wangen, Tara L Queen
The US tobacco industry spends $8.2 billion annually on marketing at the point of sale (POS), a practice known to increase tobacco use. Evidence-based policy interventions (EBPIs) are available to reduce exposure to POS marketing, and nationwide, states are funding community-based tobacco control partnerships to promote local enactment of these EBPIs. Little is known, however, about what implementation strategies best support community partnerships' success enacting EBPI. Guided by Kingdon's theory of policy change, Counter Tools provides tools, training, and other implementation strategies to support community partnerships' performance of five core policy change processes: document local problem, formulate policy solutions, engage partners, raise awareness of problems and solutions, and persuade decision makers to enact new policy...
April 12, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405255/medication-management-of-chronic-pain-a-comparison-of-2-care-delivery-models
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Marlene Slipp, Robert Burnham
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic pain is high and increasing. Medication management is an important component of chronic pain management. There is a shortage of physicians who are available and comfortable providing this service. In Alberta, pharmacists have been granted an advanced scope of practice. Given this empowerment, their availability, training and skill set, pharmacists are well positioned to play an expanded role in the medication management of chronic pain sufferers. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness and cost of a physician-only vs a pharmacist-physician team model of medication management for chronic nonmalignant pain sufferers...
March 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401113/canadian-institutes-of-health-research-funding-of-prison-health-research-a-descriptive-study
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Fiona G Kouyoumdjian, Kathryn E McIsaac, Jessica E Foran, Flora I Matheson
BACKGROUND: Health research provides a means to define health status and to identify ways to improve health. Our objective was to define the proportion of grants and funding from the Government of Canada's health research investment agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), that was awarded for prison health research, and to describe the characteristics of funded grants. METHODS: In this descriptive study, we defined prison health research as research on the health and health care of people in prisons and at the time of their release...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400902/a-novel-neuroscience-intermediate-level-care-unit-model-retrospective-analysis-of-impact-on-patient-flow-and-safety
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Alexandra E Quimby, Michel C F Shamy, Deanna M Rothwell, Erin Y Liu, Dar Dowlatshahi, Grant Stotts
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neurointensive care units have been shown to improve patient outcomes across a variety of neurological and neurosurgical conditions. However, the efficacy of less resource-intensive intermediate-level care units to deliver similar care has not been well studied. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of neurocritical specialist comanagement on patient flow and safety in a neuroscience intermediate-level care unit. METHODS: Our intervention consisted of the addition of a physician with critical care experience as well as training in neurology, anesthesiology, or intensive care to a neuroscience intermediate-level care unit to comanage patients alongside neurology and neurosurgery staff during weekday daytime hours...
April 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390854/accessing-medical-and-surgical-first-trimester-abortion-services-women-s-experiences-and-costs-from-an-operations-research-study-in-kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa
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Naomi Lince-Deroche, Tamara Fetters, Edina Sinanovic, Kelly Blanchard
OBJECTIVE(S): To explore women's experiences accessing services and estimate costs incurred for first-trimester abortion at four public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. STUDY DESIGN: Subanalysis from a prospective cohort study (2009-2011) of women aged 18-49years accessing abortion services through 12weeks' gestation. Trained study personnel conducted structured interviews with women about their reason for having an abortion, experiences accessing services and costs incurred...
April 5, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386222/ranking-cognitive-flexibility-in-a-group-setting-of-rhesus-monkeys-with-a-set-shifting-procedure
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Tatiana A Shnitko, Daicia C Allen, Steven W Gonzales, Nicole A R Walter, Kathleen A Grant
Attentional set-shifting ability is an executive function underling cognitive flexibility in humans and animals. In humans, this function is typically observed during a single experimental session where dimensions of playing cards are used to measure flexibility in the face of changing rules for reinforcement (i.e., the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)). In laboratory animals, particularly non-human primates, variants of the WCST involve extensive training and testing on a series of dimensional discriminations, usually in social isolation...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379541/resistance-to-apoptosis-and-autophagy-leads-to-enhanced-survival-in-sertoli-cells
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Ferial Aslani, Tim Sebastian, Miguel Keidel, Suada Fröhlich, Hans-Peter Elsässer, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Jörg Klug, Poornima Mahavadi, Monika Fijak, Martin Bergmann, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
STUDY QUESTION: What is the underlying mechanism of Sertoli cell (SC) resistance to cell death? SUMMARY ANSWER: High expression of pro-survival B cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) proteins and inhibition of apoptosis and autophagy prolongs SC survival upon exposure to stress stimuli. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In human and in experimental models of orchitis, tolerogenic SC survive stress conditions, while germ cells undergo massive apoptosis. In general, non-dividing highly differentiated cells tend to resist stress conditions for a longer time by favoring activation of pro-survival mechanisms and inhibition of cell death pathways...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377393/does-a-brief-behavioural-intervention-delivered-by-paediatricians-or-psychologists-improve-sleep-problems-for-children-with-adhd-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-translational-trial
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E Sciberras, M Mulraney, H Heussler, N Rinehart, T Schuster, L Gold, N Hayes, H Hiscock
INTRODUCTION: Up to 70% of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience sleep problems. We have demonstrated the efficacy of a brief behavioural intervention for children with ADHD in a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) and now aim to examine whether this intervention is effective in real-life clinical settings when delivered by paediatricians or psychologists. We will also assess the cost-effectiveness of the intervention. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Children aged 5-12 years with ADHD (n=320) are being recruited for this translational cluster RCT through paediatrician practices in Victoria and Queensland, Australia...
April 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377261/an-inception-cohort-analysis-to-predict-nonunion-in-tibia-and-17-other-fracture-locations
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Robert Zura, J Tracy Watson, Thomas Einhorn, Samir Mehta, Gregory J Della Rocca, Ze Xiong, Zhe Wang, John Jones, R Grant Steen
INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology of fracture nonunion has been characterized so it is potentially possible to predict nonunion using patient-related risk factors. However, prediction models are currently too cumbersome to be useful. We test a hypothesis that nonunion can be predicted with ≤10 variables, retaining the predictive accuracy of a full model with 42 variables. METHODS: We sought to predict nonunion with prospectively-acquired inception cohort data for 18 different bones, using the smallest possible number of variables that did not substantially decrease prediction accuracy...
March 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377133/the-general-adaptation-syndrome-potential-misapplications-to-resistance-exercise
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Samuel L Buckner, J Grant Mouser, Scott J Dankel, Matthew B Jessee, Kevin T Mattocks, Jeremy P Loenneke
Within the resistance training literature, one of the most commonly cited tenets with respect to exercise programming is the "General Adaptation Syndrome" (GAS). The GAS is cited as a central theory behind the periodization of resistance exercise. However, after examining the original stress research by Hans Selye, the applications of GAS to resistance exercise may not be appropriate. OBJECTIVES: To examine the original work of Hans Selye, as well as the original papers through which the GAS was established as a central theory for periodized resistance exercise...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375542/emergence-of-zika-virus-epidemic-and-the-national-response-in-jamaica
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K R Webster-Kerr, Cdc Christie, A Grant, D Chin, H Burrowes, K Clarke, I Wellington, K Shaw, W De La Haye
Background: Jamaica, along with the Americas, experienced major epidemics of arboviral diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in recent years. These include dengue fever in 2012, Chikungunya fever in 2014 and Zika virus infection (ZIKV) in 2016. We present the emergence of the ZIKV epidemic in Jamaica and outline the national response. Methods: The Ministry of Health's preparedness included: heightened surveillance, clinical management guidance, vector control and management, laboratory capacity strengthening, training and staffing, risk communication and public education, social mobilization, inter-sectoral collaboration, resource mobilization and international cooperation...
September 26, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372544/prevalence-of-gmc-performance-assessments-in-the-united-kingdom-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-by-country-of-medical-qualification
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L Mehdizadeh, H W W Potts, A Sturrock, J Dacre
BACKGROUND: The demographics of doctors working in the UK are changing. The United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU) and there is heightened political discourse around the world about the impact of migration on healthcare services. Previous work suggests that foreign trained doctors perform worse than UK graduates in postgraduate medical examinations. We analysed the prevalence by country of primary medical qualification of doctors who were required to take an assessment by the General Medical Council (GMC) because of performance concerns...
April 4, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369324/measuring-success-in-global-health-training-data-from-14-years-of-a-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-infectious-diseases-and-tropical-medicine
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Joseph D Tucker, Molly A Hughes, Ravi V Durvasula, Joseph M Vinetz, Victoria P McGovern, Rhonda Schultz, Claire Panosian Dunavan, Mary Wilson, Danny A Milner, Regina C LaRocque, Stephen B Calderwood, Richard L Guerrant, Peter F Weller, Terrie E Taylor
Background: In modern academic medicine, especially in the fields of infectious diseases and global health, aspiring physician-scientists often wait years before achieving independence as basic, translational, and clinical investigators. This study employed mixed methods to evaluate the success of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (BWF/ASTMH) global health postdoctoral fellowship in promoting scientific independence. Methods: We examined quantitative data obtained from the NIH and qualitative data provided by the ASTMH and program participants in order to assess BWF/ASTMH trainees' success in earning NIH grants, publishing manuscripts, and gaining faculty positions...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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