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Tejinder Singh
After graduating from medical school, all doctors need to undertake some training activities lifelong to maintain, update or develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards their professional practice. Continuing professional development (CPD) refers to continuing development of medical and non- medical competencies including professionalism, and interpersonal, managerial and communication skills. There is no single correct way of doing CPD. Most learning in CPD is self-directed and based on one's own learning needs...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
Sumudu R Perera, Nurul H Khan, Irene Martin, Ali Taheri, Rajinder P Parti, Paul N Levett, Greg B Horsman, Anthony Kusalik, Jo-Anne R Dillon
A real time PCR (RT-PCR) assay was designed for the simultaneous identification of N. gonorrhoeae and its ciprofloxacin susceptibility status. A SYBR-Green based multiplex RT-PCR format was used and comprised two different forward primers and a common reverse primer to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in gyrA of N. gonorrhoeae The primer pairs were evaluated for their sensitivity and specificity with genomic DNA from 254 N. gonorrhoeae isolates (82 were ciprofloxacin susceptible and 172 were ciprofloxacin resistant) and 23 non-N...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Pier Cacciali, Nicolás Martínez, Gunther Köhler
The family Gymnophthalmidae contains nearly 235 species with a distribution range from southern Mexico to central Argentina as well as in the Antilles. Among gymnophthalmids, the genus Colobosaura is a member of the tribe Iphisini, and currently is considered monotypic (C. modesta). The diversity of the tribe was studied recently, with the erection of several new genera. In this work genetic and morphological data of specimens of Colobosaura recently collected in Paraguay were analyzed. Genetic (16S barcode) data indicate that these samples are not conspecific with C...
2017: ZooKeys
Beverly Graham
I revalidated last year and found it a positive experience. It helped to look back on the things I had achieved, and it wasn't too onerous either.
August 2, 2017: Nursing Standard
Dame Janet Finch
When we launched revalidation in April 2016 it represented one of the most significant changes to nursing and midwifery in a generation.
August 2, 2017: Nursing Standard
Keyvan Tayebi Meybodi, Ehsan Hoseinzadeh, Mostafa Ahmadi, Mohammad Taghvaei, Hooshang Saberi
OBJECTIVE: To revalidate the craniometric dimensions of classic posterior burr holes for ventricular catheter insertion in hydrocephalic patients, based on ideal catheter position on 3D simulated computed tomographic (CT) reconstruction model of the ventricles. METHODS: Fifteen hydrocephalic patients underwent multislice, thin-cut CT, in order to determine the Cartesian coordinates of a new point for optimal posterior ventricular catheterization, geomatrically. Then, success rate for ventricular puncture and the thickness of brain traversed by the catheter with 3 approaches (Frazier, Keen, and the suggested point) were compared...
July 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Fábio Tadeu Arrojo Martins, Paulo Maurício do Amor Divino Miranda, Marcela Scabello Amaral Fernandes, Andréa Trevas Maciel-Guerra, Edi Lúcia Sartorato
PURPOSE: Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial inherited disease characterized by bilateral vision problems, such as reduced visual acuity, dyschromatopsia, and central or centrocecal scotoma. Of these cases, 95% are caused by three mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA): m.G11778A, followed by m.T14484C and m.G3460A. The remaining 5% of cases of LHON are caused by rare mutations also present in mtDNA. Although conventional molecular tools for molecular screening of LHON are becoming popular, in most cases these tools are still expensive and time-consuming and are difficult to reproduce...
2017: Molecular Vision
Nicola Brennan, Marie Bryce, Mark Pearson, Geoff Wong, Chris Cooper, Julian Archer
CONTEXT: Revalidation was launched in the UK to provide assurances to the public that doctors are up to date and fit to practice. Appraisal is a fundamental component of revalidation. Approximately 150 000 doctors are appraised annually, costing an estimated £97 million over 10 years. There is little understanding of the theory of how and why appraisal is supposed to produce its effects. A realist review of the literature was utilised to explore these issues, as they generate context-mechanism-outcome (CMO) configurations, resulting in the creation of theories of how and why appraisal of doctors produces its effects...
July 31, 2017: Medical Education
Julian Archer, Suzanne Nunn, Sam Regan de Bere
INTRODUCTION: Medical regulation is rapidly changing with claims that systems such as revalidation/relicensing will reassure the public. Yet the impact of such initiatives is unknown. METHODS: Using the principles of efficiency, calculability, predictability and control through technology, identified by Ritzer, and exampled by the McDonalds business model, we analyzed interviews with doctors between May 2012-Dec 2013 which focused on doctor experiences of appraisal and revalidation in SW England...
July 22, 2017: Health Policy
Daniela Karina Antão Marques, Kenya de Lima Silva, Maria Miriam Lima da Nóbrega
Objetivo: To build a data collection tool for hospitalized schoolchildren in light of the Theory of Basic Human Needs. Method: Methodological research developed in a a Teaching Hospital in João Pessoa, with the participation of eight teachers and assistant nurses, from July 2014 to March 2015. Statistical analysis was used to validate the empirical indicators. Resultados: The indicators were identified from the instrument analysis validated for children, considering the International Nursing Minimum Data Set, which resulted in version 1 of the instrument with 301 indicators...
July 20, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
Alison Finch
Revalidation study days are taking place across the UK throughout 2017. As well as offering nurses and midwives the opportunity to discuss their individual concerns with revalidation experts, they enable attendees to complete part of their revalidation.
July 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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Increased numbers of older nurses have left the register since the introduction of revalidation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revealed.
July 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
Boris E Sakakushev, Blagoi I Marinov, Penka P Stefanova, Stefan St Kostianev, Evangelos K Georgiou
Medical simulation is a rapidly expanding area within medical education due to advances in technology, significant reduction in training hours and increased procedural complexity. Simulation training aims to enhance patient safety through improved technical competency and eliminating human factors in a risk free environment. It is particularly applicable to a practical, procedure-orientated specialties. Simulation can be useful for novice trainees, experienced clinicians (e.g. for revalidation) and team building...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
Alan Brockie
Lt Cdr Alan Brockie, Lecturer, Medical Directorate, Academic Department of Military Nursing, Birmingham.
July 13, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Anurag V Daware, Rishi Srivastava, Ashok K Singh, Swarup K Parida, Akhilesh K Tyagi
Molecular mapping studies which aim to identify genetic basis of diverse agronomic traits are vital for marker-assisted crop improvement. Numerous Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) mapped in rice span long genomic intervals with hundreds to thousands of genes, which limits their utilization for marker-assisted genetic enhancement of rice. Although potent, fine mapping of QTLs is challenging task as it requires screening of large number of segregants to identify suitable recombination events. Association mapping offers much higher resolution as compared to QTL mapping, but detects considerable number of spurious QTLs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Angelo B M Machado, Déborah S Soldati Lacerda
The genus Platystigma Kennedy, 1920 is revalidated based mainly on the third segment of the penis that is plate-like, whereas in the other Pseudostigmatidae it is a flagellum. Dijkstra et al (2014) have merged this family into the Coenagrionidae. However, we prefer to maintain the long-used name Pseudostigmatidae until more detailed phylogenetic studies with more sampling are done. Eight species are here considered in the genus, three of which are described as new: P. humaita, P. minimum and P. quadratum. The genus is divided in two species group, jocaste and quadratum, the latter studied here...
March 13, 2017: Zootaxa
Carlo Maria Legittimo, Enrico Simeon, Piergiorgio DI Pompeo, Alessandro Kulczycki
The species of Pritha Lehtinen, 1967 in Italy are revised for the first time, and a preliminary putative diagnosis for the genus is provided. Two new Italian species are described: Pritha parva sp. nov. (male and female) and P. sagittata sp. nov. (male and female). P. pallida (Kulczyński, 1897) and the type species P. nana (Simon, 1868) are entirely re-described. The copulatory organs, some other somatic characters and the habitus of each sex of the four Italian species are illustrated and photographed at high magnifications...
March 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Paolo Rosa, Zoltán Vas, Zai-Fu Xu
A critical and annotated catalogue of the Palaearctic types of chrysidid species, subspecies and varieties deposited in the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum is given. The lectotype of Hedychrum luculentum Förster, 1853 and the neotype of Chrysis amasina Mocsáry, 1889 are designated. Six new synonyms are proposed: Chrysis varicornis Spinola, 1838 = Chrysis cyanocoelia Mocsáry, 1889, syn. nov.; Hedychridium adventicium Zimmermann, 1962 = Hedychridium jazygicum Móczár, 1964, syn. nov.; Hedychrum cribratum Mocsáry, 1909 = Hedychrum punctigerum Mocsáry, 1909, syn...
April 11, 2017: Zootaxa
Guido Carvajal, Amos Branch, Scott A Sisson, David J Roser, Ben van den Akker, Paul Monis, Petra Reeve, Alexandra Keegan, Rudi Regel, Stuart J Khan
Ultrafiltration is an effective barrier to waterborne pathogens including viruses. Challenge testing is commonly used to test the inherent reliability of such systems. Performance validation seeks to demonstrate the adequate reliability of the treatment system. Appropriate and rigorous data analysis is an essential aspect of validation testing. In this study we used Bayesian analysis to assess the performance of a full-scale ultrafiltration system which was validated and revalidated after five years of operation...
May 30, 2017: Water Research
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