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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906122/one-health-research-and-training-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Simon A Reid, Joanna McKenzie, Solomon M Woldeyohannes
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: This review was performed to create a repository of information on One Health research and training in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The review sought to determine 1) how many training activities there are in ANZ, 2) how much research on zoonotic diseases is undertaken by multidisciplinary teams, and 3) how collaborative and integrated they are. RECENT FINDINGS: There are few opportunities for training in One Health in ANZ. The majority require enrolment in a postgraduate degree programme, and there is only one postgraduate level course that is also available for continuing professional development (CPD)...
2016: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904747/comparing-the-disk-diffusion-and-agar-dilution-tests-for-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing
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Hsi Liu, Thomas H Taylor, Kevin Pettus, Steve Johnson, John R Papp, David Trees
BACKGROUND: We assessed the validity of testing for antimicrobial susceptibility of clinical and mutant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) isolates by disk diffusion in comparison to agar dilution, and Etest® (bioMerieux, France), respectively, for three third generation extended spectrum cephalosporins (ESC): ceftriaxone (CRO), cefixime (CFX), and cefpodoxime (CPD). METHODS: One hundred and five clinical isolates and ten laboratory-mutants were tested following Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI) and manufacturer's standards for each of the three methods...
2016: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903046/clinical-challenge
#3
(no author information available yet)
Questions for this month's clinical challenge are based on articles in this issue. The clinical challenge is endorsed by the RACGP Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) program and has been allocated four Category 2 points (Activity ID: 69787). Answers to this clinical challenge are available immediately following successful completion online at http://gplearning.racgp.org.au. Clinical challenge quizzes may be completed at any time throughout the 2014-16 triennium; therefore, the previous months' answers are not published...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902157/pulmonary-oedema
#4
Monica Thompson
What was the nature of the CPD activity and/or practice-related feedback and/or event or experience in your practice? The CPD article discussed acute pulmonary oedema, which is the build-up of excess fluid in the lungs. It is a life-threatening illness that should be treated as a medical emergency.
November 30, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897754/in-hospital-resuscitation
#5
Abby Morrow-Barnes
What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? This CPD article explored the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation and considered their application to practice.
November 16, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895445/amblyopic-related-frontal-changes-in-an-orientation-discrimination-task-a-research-of-p3a-event-related-potentials-in-anisometropic-amblyopia
#6
J Zhao, X B Yang, J L Wang, S J Wang, R Gong, Z Zheng, L Q Liu
BACKGROUND: Amblyopic deficits in the primary and secondary visual cortex have been demonstrated broadly. However, the cognitive process at late stage originating in higher brain area in amblyopes hasn't been studied yet. The aim of this study was to investigate the late cognitive process at the frontal lobe in anisometropic amblyopes of a distinct degree, using visual event-related potential (ERP) techniques. METHODS: Thirteen severe anisometropic amblyopes, 14 mild-to-moderate anisometropic amblyopes, and 13 control subjects participated in this study...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892248/human-immunodeficiency-virus
#7
Anita Skinner
What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? The CPD article discussed the importance of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and diagnosing the condition as early as possible, so that antiretroviral treatment can be initiated and patient outcomes improved.
November 23, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892215/nursingstandard-com
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(no author information available yet)
1 Cuts to continuing professional development budgets are undermining efforts to boost NHS productivity, a workforce expert has warned. James Buchan from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, told a House of Lords select committee that budgets have been slashed by up to 45%. Read more rcni.com/CPD-cuts-warning.
November 23, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891613/a-review-of-spectroscopic-and-biophysical-chemical-studies-of-the-complex-of-cpd-photolyase-and-cryptochrome-dash-with-substrate-dna
#9
Johannes P M Schelvis, Yvonne M Gindt
CPD photolyase (PL) is a structure-specific DNA repair enzyme that uses blue light to repair cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPD) on DNA. Cryptochrome (CRY) DASH enzymes use blue light for the repair of CPD lesions on single-stranded (ss) DNA, though some may also repair these lesions on double-stranded (ds) DNA. In addition, CRY DASH may be involved in blue-light signaling, similar to cryptochromes. The focus of this review is on spectroscopic and biophysical chemical experiments of the enzyme-substrate complex that have contributed to a more detailed understanding of all the aspects of the CPD repair mechanism of CPD photolyase and CRY DASH...
November 28, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885124/moving-towards-outcomes-based-cpd
#10
(no author information available yet)
▪ Pilot trial of an outcomes-based model for CPD▪ Strategic plan for 2017 to 2019▪ Changes to the statutory membership examinationThese were among matters discussed by the RCVS Council at its meeting on November 10. The RCVS President, Chris Tufnell, chaired the meeting, which was held at Belgravia House, London SW1P.
November 26, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873138/photo-enzymatic-repair-of-uvb-induced-dna-damage-in-the-two-spotted-spider-mite-tetranychus-urticae
#11
Yasumasa Murata, Masahiro Osakabe
Ambient ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation induces lethal effects in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae, whereas photoreactivation by irradiation with ultraviolet-A and visible light (VIS) plays an important role to increase survival of mites irradiated by UVB. The physiological mechanisms and ecological significance of photoreactivation in terrestrial arthropods have not been shown clearly. We verified the biological impact and accumulation of DNA lesions by UVB irradiation and the repair of them by photoreactivation in T...
November 21, 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867660/corneal-aberrations-contrast-sensitivity-and-light-distortion-in-orthokeratology-patients-1-year-results
#12
Elena Santolaria-Sanz, Alejandro Cerviño, José M González-Méijome
Purpose. To evaluate the corneal higher-order aberrations (HOA), contrast sensitivity function (CSF), and light distortion (LD) in patients undergoing orthokeratology (OK). Methods. Twenty healthy subjects (mean age: 21.40 ± 8 years) with mean spherical equivalent refractive error M = -2.19 ± 0.97 D were evaluated at 1 day, 1 month, and 1 year after starting OK treatment. Monocular LD, photopic monocular CSF, and corneal HOA for 6 mm pupil size were measured. Results. LD showed an increase after the first night (p < 0...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861979/targeted-inactivation-of-dna-photolyase-genes-in-medaka-fish-oryzias-latipes
#13
Tomoko Ishikawa-Fujiwara, Eri Shiraishi, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Toshio Mori, Tohru Tsujimura, Takeshi Todo
Proteins of the cryptochrome/photolyase family (CPF) exhibit sequence and structural conservation, but their functions are divergent. Photolyase is a DNA repair enzyme that catalyzes the light-dependent repair of ultraviolet (UV)-induced photoproducts, whereas cryptochrome acts as a photoreceptor or circadian clock protein. Two types of DNA photolyase exist: CPD photolyase, which repairs cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs), and 6-4 photolyase, which repairs 6-4 pyrimidine-pyrimidone photoproducts (6-4PPs)...
November 10, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861054/the-british-national-formulary
#14
Donato Tallo
What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? The CPD article introduced the revised format of the British National Formulary (BNF) and explained how the information it contains may be accessed. It discussed the importance of developing healthcare professionals' knowledge and understanding of the BNF to enable safe and effective prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medicines.
November 2, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857776/maternal-bonding-styles-in-smokers-and-non-smokers-a-comparative-study
#15
Iren Csala, Monika Elemery, Fruzsina Martinovszky, Peter Dome, Balazs Dome, Gabor Faludi, Imola Sandor, Zsuzsa Gyorffy, Emma Birkas, Judit Lazary
BACKGROUND: Parental bonding has been implicated in smoking behavior, and the quality of maternal bonding (MB) has been associated with poor mental health and substance use. However, little is known about the association of MB and the smoking of the offspring. METHODS: In our study, 129 smokers and 610 non-smoker medical students completed the parental bonding instrument, which measures MB along two dimensions: care and overprotection. Four categories can be created by high and low scores on care and overprotection: optimal parenting (OP; high care/low overprotection); affectionless control (ALC; low care/high overprotection); affectionate constraint (AC; high care/high overprotection), and neglectful parenting (NP; low care/low overprotection)...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857084/gain-over-3-000-hours-of-free-verifiable-cpd
#16
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856985/assessing-and-enhancing-quality-through-outcomes-based-continuing-professional-development-cpd-a-review-of-current-practice
#17
S Wallace, S A May
Numerous professional bodies have questioned whether traditional input-based continuing professional development (CPD) schemes are effective at measuring genuine learning and improving practice performance and patient health. The most commonly used type of long-established CPD activities, such as conferences, lectures and symposia, have been found to have a limited effect on improving practitioner competence and performance, and no significant effect on patient health outcomes. Additionally, it is thought that the impact of many CPD activities is reduced when they are undertaken in isolation outside of a defined structure of directed learning...
November 19, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848412/intravenous-cannula-site-management
#18
Claire Dempsey
What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? The CPD article provided information about safe and effective practice in intravenous cannulation, including indications for cannulation, appropriate cannulation sites, types and sizes of cannula, cannula maintenance, recognising and avoiding complications.
November 9, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845913/bladder-accumulated-dose-in-image-guided-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-and-its-relation-to-urinary-toxicity
#19
Roja Zakariaee, Ghassan Hamarneh, Colin J Brown, Marc Gaudet, Christina Aquino-Parsons, Ingrid Spadinger
The purpose of this study was to estimate locally accumulated dose to the bladder in multi-fraction high-dose-date (HDR) image-guided intracavitary brachytherapy (IG-ICBT) for cervical cancer, and study the locally-accumulated dose parameters as predictors of late urinary toxicity. A retrospective study of 60 cervical cancer patients who received five HDR IG-ICBT sessions was performed. The bladder outer and inner surfaces were segmented for all sessions and a bladder-wall contour point-set was created in MATLAB...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832137/atp-competitive-mlkl-binders-have-no-functional-impact-on-necroptosis
#20
Bin Ma, Doug Marcotte, Murugan Paramasivam, Klaus Michelsen, Ti Wang, Andrea Bertolotti-Ciarlet, John Howard Jones, Ben Moree, Margaret Butko, Joshua Salafsky, Xin Sun, Timothy McKee, Laura F Silvian
MLKL is a pore forming pseudokinase involved in the final stage of necroptosis, a form of programmed cell death. Its phosphorylation by RIPK3 is necessary for triggering necroptosis but not for triggering apoptosis, which makes it a unique target for pharmacological inhibition to block necroptotic cell death. This mechanism has been described as playing a role in disease progression in neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases. A type II kinase inhibitor (cpd 1) has been described that reportedly binds to the MLKL pseudokinase domain and prevents necroptosis...
2016: PloS One
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