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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162190/early-life-stress-fk506-binding-protein-5-gene-fkbp5-methylation-and-inhibition-related-prefrontal-function-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Madeline B Harms, Rasmus Birn, Nadine Provencal, Tobias Wiechmann, Elisabeth B Binder, Sebastian W Giakas, Barbara J Roeber, Seth D Pollak
Individuals who have experienced high levels of childhood stress are at increased risk for a wide range of behavioral problems that persist into adulthood, yet the neurobiological and molecular mechanisms underlying these associations remain poorly understood. Many of the difficulties observed in stress-exposed children involve problems with learning and inhibitory control. This experiment was designed to test individuals' ability to learn to inhibit responding during a laboratory task. To do so, we measured stress exposure among a community sample of school-aged children, and then followed these children for a decade...
December 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155302/repeated-exposure-to-sevoflurane-impairs-the-learning-and-memory-of-older-male-rats
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Shanbin Guo, Lidan Liu, Cong Wang, Qian Jiang, Yunxia Dong, Yue Tian
AIMS: Critically ill old patients sometimes require repeated surgical interventions, and thus it is important to determine the influence of repeated exposure to anesthetics on learning and memory. Sevoflurane, a widely used inhalation anesthetic, has few neurological adverse effects and offers a rapid return to consciousness. But the long-term influence of sevoflurane exposure and the effect of repeated sevoflurane exposure on cognition have rarely been reported, and available studies are contradictory...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154409/sensitive-topics-missing-data-and-refusal-in-social-network-studies-an-ethical-examination
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Erin Rose Ellison, Regina Day Langhout
We describe our ethics-driven process of addressing missing data within a social network study about accountability for racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, ableism, and other forms of oppression among social justice union organizers. During data collection, some would-be participants did not return emails and others explicitly refused to engage in the research. All refusals came from women of color. We faced an ethical dilemma: Should we continue to seek participation from those who had not yet responded, with the hopes of recruiting more women of color from within the network so their perspectives would not be tokenized? Or, should we stop asking those who had been contacted multiple times, which would compromise the social network data and analysis? We delineate ways in which current discussions of the ethics of social network studies fell short, given our framework and our community psychology (CP) values...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153957/adaptive-neuro-heuristic-hybrid-model-for-fruit-peel-defects-detection
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Marcin Woźniak, Dawid Połap
Fusion of machine learning methods benefits in decision support systems. A composition of approaches gives a possibility to use the most efficient features composed into one solution. In this article we would like to present an approach to the development of adaptive method based on fusion of proposed novel neural architecture and heuristic search into one co-working solution. We propose a developed neural network architecture that adapts to processed input co-working with heuristic method used to precisely detect areas of interest...
November 15, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152853/development-of-the-self-regulated-learning-scale-in-clinical-nursing-practice-for-nursing-students-consideration-of-its-reliability-and-validity
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Satoko Iyama, Hitomi Maeda
AIM: This study aimed to develop the Self-Regulated Learning Scale in Clinical Nursing Practice (SRLS-CNP) for the assessment of nursing students and to validate it. METHODS: Questionnaires, including the SRLS-CNP item pool, were sent to 766 students in the second-to-fourth grades of nursing universities in Japan. The analysis involved an exploratory factor analysis, Cronbach's α, confirmatory factor analysis, and calculation of the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient...
November 20, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150448/taking-a-goal-centred-dynamic-snapshot-as-a-possibility-for-local-homing-in-initially-na%C3%A3-ve-bumblebees
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Anne Lobecke, Roland Kern, Martin Egelhaaf
It is essential for central place foragers, such as bumblebees, to return reliably to their nest. Bumblebees, leaving their inconspicuous nest hole for the first time need to gather and learn sufficient information about their surroundings to allow them to return to their nest at the end of their trip, instead of just flying away to forage. Therefore, we assume an intrinsic learning program that manifests itself in the flight structure immediately after leaving the nest for the first time.In this study, we recorded and analysed the first outbound flight of individually marked naïve bumblebees in an indoor environment...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138156/return-to-learn-after-concussion-in-children
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Andrew Irvine, Shelina Babul, Ran D Goldman
Question Despite recent interest in the pathophysiology and management of concussion in children, as well as the ongoing concern about return to activity, advice regarding the type and length of cognitive rest has been inconsistent. What should I recommend to the children and adolescents in my clinic regarding cognitive rest following mild concussion? Answer Strict cognitive rest is not needed in those with mild concussion. Evidence suggests a decrease in usual activity to a level that allows children to remain asymptomatic, followed by a gradual return to learning, is appropriate...
November 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138130/check-and-report-ebola-care-hotline-the-user-perspective-of-an-innovative-tool-for-postarrival-monitoring-of-ebola-in-the-united-states
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Ilana Olin McCarthy, Abbey E Wojno, Heather A Joseph, Scott Teesdale
BACKGROUND: The response to the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic included an unprecedented effort from federal, state, and local public health authorities to monitor the health of travelers entering the United States from countries with Ebola outbreaks. The Check and Report Ebola (CARE) Hotline, a novel approach to monitoring, was designed to enable travelers to report their health status daily to an interactive voice recognition (IVR) system. The system was tested with 70 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) federal employees returning from deployments in outbreak countries...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128736/optimal-practice-conditions-enhance-the-benefits-of-gradually-increasing-error-opportunities-on-retention-of-a-stepping-sequence-task
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Danielle Levac, Kate Driscoll, Jessica Galvez, Kathleen Mercado, Lindsey O'Neil
INTRODUCTION: Physical therapists should implement practice conditions that promote motor skill learning after neurological injury. Errorful and errorless practice conditions are effective for different populations and tasks. Errorful learning provides opportunities for learners to make task-relevant choices. Enhancing learner autonomy through choice opportunities is a key component of the Optimizing Performance through Intrinsic Motivation and Attention for Learning (OPTIMAL) theory of motor learning...
November 9, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127826/behavioral-and-neurophysiological-mechanisms-underlying-motor-skill-learning-in-patients-with-post-stroke-hemiparesis
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Shailesh Kantak, Robert McGrath, Nazaneen Zahedi, Dustin Luchmee
OBJECTIVE: Given the presence of execution deficits after stroke, it is difficult to determine if patients with stroke have deficits in motor skill learning with the paretic arm. Here, we controlled for execution deficits while testing practice effects of the paretic arm on motor skill learning, long-term retention, and corticospinal excitability. METHODS: Ten patients with unilateral stroke and ten age-matched controls practiced a kinematic arm skill for two days and returned for retention testing one-day and one-month post-practice...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125446/suprasellar-and-recurrent-pediatric-craniopharyngiomas-expanding-indications-for-the-extended-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-approach
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Andrew F Alalade, Elizabeth Ogando-Rivas, Jerome Boatey, Mark M Souweidane, Vijay K Anand, Jeffrey P Greenfield, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE The expanded endonasal endoscopic transsphenoidal approach has become increasingly used for craniopharyngioma surgery in the pediatric population, but questions still persist regarding its utility in younger children, in recurrent and irradiated tumors, and in masses primarily located in the suprasellar region. The narrow corridor, incomplete pneumatization, and fear of hypothalamic injury have traditionally relegated this approach to application in older children with mostly cystic craniopharyngiomas centered in the sella...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118681/national-survey-on-doctoral-level-education-in-health-information-management-perceptions-and-rationale
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Angela L Morey, Shannon H Houser, Janelle Wapola
Objective: The purpose of this survey was to understand the perceptions and educational goals of the health information management (HIM) workforce in regard to pursuing doctoral-level degrees. Method: Survey data were collected from members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to gain further insight into their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, their reasons for obtaining such a degree, their methods of learning, and their financial support for an advanced degree...
2017: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117091/the-application-of-observational-practice-and-educational-networking-in-simulation-based-and-distributed-medical-education-contexts
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Arthur Welsher, David Rojas, Zain Khan, Laura VanderBeek, Bill Kapralos, Lawrence E M Grierson
INTRODUCTION: Research has revealed that individuals can improve technical skill performance by viewing demonstrations modeled by either expert or novice performers. These findings support the development of video-based observational practice communities that augment simulation-based skill education and connect geographically distributed learners. This study explores the experimental replicability of the observational learning effect when demonstrations are sampled from a community of distributed learners and serves as a context for understanding learner experiences within this type of training protocol...
November 8, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102016/editorial-commentary-arthroscopic-simulation-training-need-not-be-expensive-to-be-effective
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EDITORIAL
Aman Dhawan
In a randomized controlled trial of arthroscopic training tools, the low-cost/low-fidelity Cigar Box Arthroscopy Trainer demonstrated equivalent efficacy to the validated, and more expensive, Anatomic Knee Arthroscopy Trainer (AKAT) in the training of novice arthroscopists using a validated scoring system, the Basic Arthroscopic Knee Skill Scoring System. As simulation training and formal surgical skills training is now mandatory, residency and fellowship programs are required to incorporate training modules and equipment to maximize learning while minimizing potential for patient harm...
November 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099337/technology-embedded-health-education-on-nutrition-for-middle-aged-and-older-adults-living-in-the-community
#15
Ching-Ju Chiu, Su-E Kuo, Dai-Chan Lin
Mobile technology provides young adults important support for self-directed learning, but whether there is related support for older adults is not clear. This study aims to determine whether 1) nutrition education combined with mobile technology-supported teaching improves knowledge of and self-efficacy for a healthy diet; 2) if adults who reported reviewing the electronic course material or searching health information online, showed significantly greater progress in knowledge of and self-efficacy for a healthy diet than did those who did not adopt the electronic support...
November 1, 2017: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096993/nonlinear-dynamic-systems-identification-using-recurrent-interval-type-2-tsk-fuzzy-neural-network-a-novel-structure
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Ahmad M El-Nagar
In this study, a novel structure of a recurrent interval type-2 Takagi-Sugeno-Kang (TSK) fuzzy neural network (FNN) is introduced for nonlinear dynamic and time-varying systems identification. It combines the type-2 fuzzy sets (T2FSs) and a recurrent FNN to avoid the data uncertainties. The fuzzy firing strengths in the proposed structure are returned to the network input as internal variables. The interval type-2 fuzzy sets (IT2FSs) is used to describe the antecedent part for each rule while the consequent part is a TSK-type, which is a linear function of the internal variables and the external inputs with interval weights...
October 31, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093186/re-oxygenation-after-anoxia-induces-brain-cell-death-and-memory-loss-in-the-anoxia-tolerant-crucian-carp
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Sjannie Lefevre, Jonathan A W Stecyk, May-Kristin Torp, Lisa Y Løvold, Christina Sørensen, Ida B Johansen, Kåre-Olav Stensløkken, Christine S Couturier, Katherine A Sloman, Göran E Nilsson
Crucian carp (Carassius carassius) survive without oxygen for several months, but it is unknown whether they are able to protect themselves from cell death normally caused by the absence, and particularly return, of oxygen. Here, we quantified cell death in brain tissue from crucian carp exposed to anoxia and re-oxygenation using the terminal deoxy-nucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labelling (TUNEL) assay, and cell proliferation by immunohistochemical staining for proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) as well as PCNA mRNA expression...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078724/enabling-the-return-to-work-process-among-people-with-affective-disorders-a-multiple-case-study
#18
Suzanne Johanson, Urban Markström, Ulrika Bejerholm
BACKGROUND: The Individual Enabling and Support (IES) model is an adapted, supported employment program developed to meet motivational, cognitive and time-use needs of people with affective disorders. Vocational programs for this target group have been developed but more knowledge is needed about the important characteristics and perceived usefulness of the programs. The aim of this study was to illustrate the IES model and process from multiple perspectives. METHODS: Five participants were included in this multiple-case study...
October 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078599/from-full-thoracotomy-to-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lessons-learned
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REVIEW
Eliseo Passera, Gaetano Rocco
Over the last two decades, conventional video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has established itself as the preferred approach for almost all thoracic surgical procedures. The procedure provides a safe and easy approach with undisputed patient benefit at a cost acceptable to the healthcare system all over the world, in large hospitals as well as underprivileged rural areas. VATS has effectively addressed the patients' right to less scarring, trauma (both of access and intrathoracic manipulation), medication, pain, hospitalization, and early return home and work...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073273/the-level-of-performance-stabilization-influences-motor-adaptation-on-an-isometric-force-control-task
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Suziane Peixoto Dos Santos, Rodolfo N Benda, Crislaine Rangel Couto, Carlos Eduardo Campos, André Gustavo Pereira Andrade, Guilherme M Lage, Herbert Ugrinowitsch
This study compared the effects of two levels of performance stabilization on the adaptation to unpredictable perturbations in an isometric control force task with the goal of controlling 40% of the maximum force. The experiment consisted of pre-exposure and exposure phases. In the pre-exposure two levels of performance stabilization were manipulated: a stabilization group (SG) performed three trials in a row while maintaining 40% of the maximum force for three seconds and an absolute error less than or equal to 5% (i...
2017: PloS One
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