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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078803/why-do-they-care-narratives-of-physician-volunteers-on-motivations-for-participation-in-short-term-medical-missions-abroad
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Paul H Caldron, Ann Impens, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot
BACKGROUND: Short-term medical missions (STMMs) refer to the provision of direct pro bono medical services in lower and middle income countries for periods ranging from days to a few weeks by physicians from rich countries. Survey data have provided limited information on demographic and professional profiles of physicians as well as monetary and manpower inputs. Understanding why physicians participate, however, remains incomplete. The study's objective was to elicit physicians' motivations directly...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032525/the-breakdown-of-galileo-s-roman-network-crisis-and-community-ca-1633
#2
Paula Findlen, Hannah Marcus
Rome has long been central to the story of Galileo's life and scientific work. Through an analysis of the metadata of Galileo's surviving letters, combined with a close reading of the letters themselves, we discuss how Galileo used correspondence to build a Roman network. Galileo initially assembled this network around the members of the Lincean Academy, a few carefully nurtured relationships with important ecclesiastics, and the expertise of well positioned Tuscan diplomats in the Eternal City. However, an analysis of Galileo's correspondence in the aftermath of the trial of 1633 provides us with a unique opportunity to interrogate how his altered circumstances transformed his social relations...
December 1, 2016: Social Studies of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906999/identification-geochemical-characterisation-and-significance-of-bitumen-among-the-grave-goods-of-the-7th-century-mound-1-ship-burial-at-sutton-hoo-suffolk-uk
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Pauline Burger, Rebecca J Stacey, Stephen A Bowden, Marei Hacke, John Parnell
The 7th century ship-burial at Sutton Hoo is famous for the spectacular treasure discovered when it was first excavated in 1939. The finds include gold and garnet jewellery, silverware, coins and ceremonial armour of broad geographical provenance which make a vital contribution to understanding the political landscape of early medieval Northern Europe. Fragments of black organic material found scattered within the burial were originally identified as 'Stockholm Tar' and linked to waterproofing and maintenance of the ship...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808207/world-s-largest-marine-reserve-hailed-as-diplomatic-breakthrough
#4
Quirin Schiermeier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
3, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793839/how-to-choose-the-world-s-top-health-diplomat
#5
Ilona Kickbusch, Ngaire Woods, Peter Piot, Kamran Abbasi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 28, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639041/-dr-teodor-gjurgjevi%C3%A4-lawyer-diplomat-polyglot-and-the-collaborator-of-andrija-%C3%A5-tampar
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Luka Kovačić, Giuseppe Armocida
Dr Theodor Gjurgjević was born in Stubička Kaniža on 1 December 1909 and died in Zagreb on 20 March 1976. He finished high school in Zagreb in 1927 and obtained a doctoral degree from the Zagreb University Faculty of Law in 1933. In 1956, he obtained his second doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. He dedicated a large part of his career to international affairs: before and during World War II in the Yugoslav Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgrade and after the war at the Zagreb School of Public Health as a collaborator of Andrija Štampar...
November 2015: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575939/clinical-profile-and-containment-of-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-two-large-west-african-cities-nigeria-july-september-2014
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Chima Ohuabunwo, Celestine Ameh, Oyin Oduyebo, Anthony Ahumibe, Bamidele Mutiu, Adebola Olayinka, Wasiu Gbadamosi, Erika Garcia, Carolina Nanclares, Wale Famiyesin, Abdulaziz Mohammed, Patrick Nguku, Richard I Koko, Joshua Obasanya, Durojaye Adebayo, Yemi Gbadegesin, Oni Idigbe, Olukayode Oguntimehin, Sara Nyanti, Charles Nzuki, Ismail Abdus-Salam, Joseph Adeyemi, Nnanna Onyekwere, Emmanuel Musa, David Brett-Major, Faisal Shuaib, Abdulsalami Nasidi
INTRODUCTION: The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Nigeria began when an infected diplomat from Liberia arrived in Lagos, the most populous city in Africa, with subsequent transmission to another large city. METHODS: First-, second-, and third-generation contacts were traced, monitored, and classified. Symptomatic contacts were managed at Ebola treatment centers as suspected, probable, and confirmed EVD cases using standard operating procedures adapted from the World Health Organization EVD guidelines...
December 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559286/the-application-of-mechanical-diagnosis-and-therapy-in-lateral-epicondylalgia
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Joseph R Maccio, Sarah Fink, Richard Yarznbowicz, Stephen May
BACKGROUND: lateral epicondylalgia (LE) is a musculoskeletal diagnosis that causes pain and dysfunction in the lateral aspect of the elbow. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is an orthopaedic classification and treatment system based on mechanical and symptomatic response to repeated and sustained end-range movement. There has been no investigation of the association between MDT and patients diagnosed with LE. CASE DESCRIPTION: this report presents three patients matching the currently accepted diagnostic criteria for LE, two with a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) from a medical doctor...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27452892/the-health-of-uk-civilians-deployed-to-iraq
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Nicola T Fear, Daniel Meek, Paul Cawkill, Norman Jones, Neil Greenberg, Simon Wessely
BACKGROUND: Modern military operations have incorporated deployed civilians in a variety of roles (e.g. diplomats, private security staff). Many of these roles expose individuals to potentially dangerous or traumatic events. Evidence has shown that such exposures can cause psychological health problems in military personnel. It is likely that the same would be seen among civilians working in such environments. There is however limited research into the health of civilians deployed to war zones...
July 24, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390912/cora-du-bois-anthropologist-diplomat-agent-by-susan-c-seymour
#10
Trisha Franzen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378662/the-diplomats
#11
Sophia Häfner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2016: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237444/structure-and-activities-of-nuclear-medicine-in-kuwait
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REVIEW
Abdelhamid H Elgazzar, Azuwuike Owunwanne, Saud Alenezi
The practice of nuclear medicine in Kuwait began in 1965 as a clinic for treating thyroid diseases. The practice developed gradually and until 1981 when the Faculty of Medicine established the Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology, which later became a separate department responsible for establishing and managing the practice in all hospitals of Kuwait. In 1987, a nuclear medicine residency program was begun and it is administered by Kuwait Institute for Medical Specializations originally as a 4-year but currently as a 5-year program...
July 2016: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27171891/copernicus-s-publication-strategy-in-the-contexts-of-imperial-and-papal-censorship-and-of-warmian-diplomatic-precedents
#13
Geoffrey Blumenthal
Argument The main thesis of this paper is that Copernicus's avoidance of all admission that scripture was contravened in De revolutionibus and his composition of its new Preface in 1542, as well as the non-publication of Rheticus's Treatise on Holy Scripture and the Motion of the Earth, were influenced by the early information they received on the failure of the 1541 Regensburg Protestant-Catholic colloquy, among the major consequences of which were significant increases in the problems concerning publishing works which contravened scripture...
June 2016: Science in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27125373/documenting-a-long-term-development-model-in-the-slums-of-delhi
#14
Martha Morrow, Greg Armstrong, Prarthna Dayal, Michelle Kermode
BACKGROUND: Achieving development outcomes requires the inclusion of marginalised populations that have the least opportunity to participate in and benefit from development. Slum dwellers often see little of the 'urban advantage', suffering more from infectious diseases, increasing food costs, poor access to education and health care, inadequate water and sanitation, and informal employment. A recent Cochrane Review of the impact of slum upgrading strategies found a dearth of unbiased studies, making it difficult to draw firm conclusions...
April 28, 2016: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27102462/the-unlikely-diplomat
#15
Leslie Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 22, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27101372/diplomatic-assistance-can-helminth-modulated-macrophages-act-as-treatment-for-inflammatory-disease
#16
REVIEW
Svenja Steinfelder, Noëlle Louise O'Regan, Susanne Hartmann
Helminths have evolved numerous pathways to prevent their expulsion or elimination from the host to ensure long-term survival. During infection, they target numerous host cells, including macrophages, to induce an alternatively activated phenotype, which aids elimination of infection, tissue repair, and wound healing. Multiple animal-based studies have demonstrated a significant reduction or complete reversal of disease by helminth infection, treatment with helminth products, or helminth-modulated macrophages in models of allergy, autoimmunity, and sepsis...
April 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27089700/tenet-takes-diplomatic-approach-to-billionaire-investor-agreement
#17
Dave Barkholz, Bob Herman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2016: Modern Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27071298/radical-reformation-and-medicine-in-the-late-renaissance-the-case-of-the-university-of-padua
#18
Riccarda Suitner
This paper, which presents first results of a wider book project, will reconstruct the influence of the so-called 'radical wing' of the Reformation, above all Anabaptism, Socinianism, and Antitrinitarism, on the tradition of natural philosophy that had established itself in particular in Veneto through the works of Pietro Pomponazzi, Agostino Nifo, and Giacomo Zabarella. Italian physicians and foreign students at the University of Padua developed theories that anticipated many scientific innovations of the 17th century (especially with regard to blood circulation)...
2016: Nuncius
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27036717/global-health-diplomacy-san-francisco-values-and-hiv-aids-from-the-local-to-the-global
#19
REVIEW
Sebastian Kevany
BACKGROUND: San Francisco has a distinguished history as a cosmopolitan, progressive, and international city, including extensive associations with global health. These circumstances have contributed to new, interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of global health diplomacy (GHD). In the present review, we describe the evolution and history of GHD at the practical and theoretical levels within the San Francisco medical community, trace related associations between the local and the global, and propose a range of potential opportunities for further development of this dynamic field...
September 2015: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27024935/philosophical-intelligence-letters-print-and-experiment-during-napoleon-s-continental-blockade
#20
Iain P Watts
This essay investigates scientific exchanges between Britain and France from 1806 to 1814, at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. It argues for a picture of scientific communication that sees letters and printed texts not as separate media worlds, but as interconnected bearers of time-critical information within a single system of intelligence gathering and experimental practice. During this period, Napoleon Bonaparte's Continental System blockade severed most links between Britain and continental Europe, yet scientific communications continued--particularly on electrochemistry, a subject of fierce rivalry between Britain and France...
December 2015: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
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