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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683782/impact-of-an-early-exposure-geriatrics-curriculum-in-an-accelerated-baccalaureate-md-program
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Yuya Hagiwara, Juan Pagan-Ferrer, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly
Current standard geriatric curricula and exposure of students to the elderly may be insufficient to influence students' interest in geriatric medicine. We developed an innovative curriculum to address this gap. This study aimed to identify knowledge, skill, and attitude changes of first-year students in an accelerated baccalaureate-MD program toward geriatrics after participation in an early-exposure geriatrics curriculum (GC). The GC consisted of fifteen 3-hr interactive teaching sessions facilitated by various health professionals...
April 23, 2018: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667872/detecting-european-rabbit-oryctolagus-cuniculus-disease-outbreaks-by-monitoring-digital-media
#2
David E Peacock, Tiggy L Grillo
  Digital media and digital search tools offer simple and effective means to monitor for pathogens and disease outbreaks in target organisms. Using tools such as Rich Site Summary feeds, and Google News and Google Scholar specific key word searches, international digital media were actively monitored from 2012 to 2016 for pathogens and disease outbreaks in the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, with a specific focus on the European rabbit ( Oryctolagus cuniculus). The primary objective was identifying pathogens for assessment as potential new biocontrol agents for Australia's pest populations of the European rabbit...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661172/mth1-deficiency-selectively-increases-non-cytotoxic-oxidative-dna-damage-in-lung-cancer-cells-more-bad-news-than-good
#3
Hussein H K Abbas, Kheloud M H Alhamoudi, Mark D Evans, George D D Jones, Steven S Foster
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies are based on exploiting cancer-cell-specific genetic features or phenotypic traits to selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unaffected. Oxidative stress is a cancer hallmark phenotype. Given that free nucleotide pools are particularly vulnerable to oxidation, the nucleotide pool sanitising enzyme, MTH1, is potentially conditionally essential in cancer cells. However, findings from previous MTH1 studies have been contradictory, meaning the relevance of MTH1 in cancer is still to be determined...
April 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628513/hot-news-impact-of-low-level-viremia-on-treatment-outcomes-during-art-is-it-time-to-revise-the-definition-of-virological-failure
#4
Eva Poveda, Manuel Crespo
The level of HIV-RNA in plasma (HIV viral load) is the main marker used to monitor the virological response to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-infected patients. The threshold used to define virological suppression has historically been dictated by the limits of detection of the commercial assays used to quantify the plasma viral load. Thus, as more sensitive assays have proliferated and become more widely available, the definition has shifted from < 400 cop/mL with the first generation assays, to < 50 cop/mL, to < 20 cop/mL currently...
January 2018: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607245/future-of-health-findings-from-a-survey-of-stakeholders-on-the-future-of-health-and-healthcare-in-england
#5
Jennie Corbett, Camilla d'Angelo, Lorenzo Gangitano, Jon Freeman
This article presents findings from a survey conducted by RAND Europe at the request of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to gather and synthesise stakeholder views on the future of health and healthcare in England in 20 to 30 years' time. The aim of the research was to generate an evidenced-based picture of the future health and healthcare needs, and how it might differ from today, in order to inform strategic discussions about the future priorities of the NIHR and the health and social care research communities more broadly...
April 2018: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598752/a-neglected-population-media-consumption-perceived-risk-and-fear-of-crime-among-international-students
#6
Luzi Shi
The 4.5 million international students worldwide bring in multifold benefits to the advancement of culture, economy, and national security in education host countries. Surprisingly, few prior studies have explored international students' fear of crime, which may harm their mental and physical health and undermine their educational achievements. The current study aims to fill in this research void by investigating international students' fear of crime in line with the cultivation theoretical framework, which postulates that media consumption cultivates fear of crime...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574605/climate-change-and-the-impact-on-respiratory-and-allergic-disease-2018
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REVIEW
Jeffrey G Demain
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to review allergic respiratory disease related to indoor and outdoor exposures and to examine the impact of known and projected changes in climate. The global burden of disease directly attributed to climate change is very difficult to measure and becomes more challenging when the capacity of humans to adapt to these changes is taken into consideration. Allergic respiratory disease, such as asthma, is quite heterogenous, though closely associated with environmental and consequently immunologic interaction...
March 24, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571952/an-evaluation-of-trends-in-patient-and-public-awareness-of-ir
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David Heister, Susan Jackson, Margaret Doherty-Simor, Isabel Newton
PURPOSE: To evaluate patient and public awareness of interventional radiology (IR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center study prospectively administered voluntary paper surveys to 80 patients in an academic hospital radiology waiting room. Separate, Internet-based surveys were administered to the general public. Additionally, Internet metadata were used to evaluate relative search engine activity and IR-related news coverage compared with similar procedural specialties...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564256/a-comparative-study-of-epidemiological-investigations-of-malaria-outbreaks-and-related-deaths-in-two-districts-of-jharkhand-during-the-same-prewinter-season-using-shoe-leather-epidemiology
#9
Dewesh Kumar, Shashi Bhushan Singh, Abhishek Kumar, Anupam Kishore, Vivek Kashyap
Background: Following news of deaths in two districts of Jharkhand (West Singhbum and Garhwa) in November 2016, epidemiological investigations were contemplated to investigate any current outbreak of falciparum malaria and deaths attributed to it. Methodology: The epidemiological investigations, verbal autopsy of suspected deaths attributed to malaria and keys interviews were conducted in the 2nd and 4th week of November 2016 in Khuntpani and Dhurki block of West Singhbum and Garhwa districts, respectively, following a strict protocol...
October 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558944/intelligent-judgements-over-health-risks-in-a-spatial-agent-based-model
#10
Shaheen A Abdulkareem, Ellen-Wien Augustijn, Yaseen T Mustafa, Tatiana Filatova
BACKGROUND: Millions of people worldwide are exposed to deadly infectious diseases on a regular basis. Breaking news of the Zika outbreak for instance, made it to the main media titles internationally. Perceiving disease risks motivate people to adapt their behavior toward a safer and more protective lifestyle. Computational science is instrumental in exploring patterns of disease spread emerging from many individual decisions and interactions among agents and their environment by means of agent-based models...
March 20, 2018: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553937/tackling-an-epidemic-new-and-emerging-opioid-addiction-treatments-offer-hope-for-solutions-to-this-crisis
#11
Mary Bates
The opioid epidemic is dominating news headlines and inspiring greater calls for political action in the United States. While opioid addiction isn't a new issue, its devastating consequences are now being felt across the country. "What's got everybody's attention is that so many people are dying," says Dr. Richard Ries (Figure 1), director of the University of Washington School of Medicine?s addictions divisions and medical director of the Outpatient Addictions Program at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle...
March 2018: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541161/3c-and-3c-based-techniques-the-powerful-tools-for-spatial-genome-organization-deciphering
#12
REVIEW
Jinlei Han, Zhiliang Zhang, Kai Wang
It is well known that the chromosomes are organized in the nucleus and this spatial arrangement of genome play a crucial role in gene regulation and genome stability. Different techniques have been developed and applied to uncover the intrinsic mechanism of genome architecture, especially the chromosome conformation capture (3C) and 3C-derived methods. 3C and 3C-derived techniques provide us approaches to perform high-throughput chromatin architecture assays at the genome scale. However, the advantage and disadvantage of current methodologies of C-technologies have not been discussed extensively...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476877/targeted-inhibition-of-sclerostin-for-post-menopausal-osteoporosis-therapy-a-critical-assessment-of-the-mechanism-of-action
#13
REVIEW
Sharmistha Bhattacharyya, Subhashis Pal, Naibedya Chattopadhyay
Promising news in the treatment of osteoporosis is that sequestering sclerostin from circulation with antibodies stimulates robust bone formation. Pre-clinical studies on rodents and monkeys have confirmed that treatment with anti-sclerostin monoclonal antibody (Scl-Ab) increases bone mass improves bone strength and enhances fracture repair. Clinical trials show that bone gain (anabolic effect) is transient and are primarily at central (spine and hips) than peripheral (wrist) sites. Interestingly Scl-Ab also inhibited bone resorption...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429111/health-risk-assessment-of-drinking-arsenic-containing-groundwater-in-hasilpur-pakistan-effect-of-sampling-area-depth-and-source
#14
Riaz Ahmad Tabassum, Muhammad Shahid, Camille Dumat, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Sana Khalid, Noor Samad Shah, Muhammad Imran, Samina Khalid
Currently, several news channels and research publications have highlighted the dilemma of arsenic (As)-contaminated groundwater in Pakistan. However, there is lack of data regarding groundwater As content of various areas in Pakistan. The present study evaluated As contamination and associated health risks in previously unexplored groundwater of Hasilpur-Pakistan. Total of 61 groundwater samples were collected from different areas (rural and urban), sources (electric pump, hand pump, and tubewell) and depths (35-430 ft or 11-131 m)...
February 10, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424264/youth-resistance-training-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-the-year-that-was-2017
#15
Avery D Faigenbaum
The good news is that a growing body of evidence recognizes resistance training as foundational to long-term physical development. Original research and reviews published in 2017 conclude that early exposure to developmentally appropriate resistance training can improve markers of health, increase muscular fitness, enhance physical literacy, and reduce the risk of injury in young athletes. Although the papers discussed in the commentary add to our understanding of the pleiotropic benefits of youth resistance training, they also raise concerns...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423365/exploring-the-feelings-of-iranian-women-of-reproductive-age-about-health-care-seeking-behavior-a-qualitative-study
#16
Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Tahereh Rahimi, Tahmineh Farajkhoda, Hossein Fallahzadeh, Siamak Mohebi
Background: Despite the important role of feelings in health care seeking behavior (HCSB), this subject has not yet been adequately investigated. HCSB-related feelings begin with the onset of disease symptoms and persist in different forms after treatment. The aim of current study was to explore the feelings that women of reproductive age experience when they seek health care. Methods: In this deductive, qualitative content analysis, participants were selected by purposeful sampling. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 17 women of reproductive age and 5 health care staffs in Qom, Iran were carried out until data saturation was achieved...
2018: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417952/beyond-journalism-theorizing-the-transformation-of-journalism
#17
Mark Deuze, Tamara Witschge
Journalism has enjoyed a rich and relatively stable history of professionalization. Scholars coming from a variety of disciplines have theorized this history, forming a consistent body of knowledge codified in national and international handbooks and canonical readers. However, recent work and analysis suggest that the supposed core of journalism and the assumed consistency of the inner workings of news organizations are problematic starting points for journalism studies. In this article, we challenge the consensual (self-)presentation of journalism - in terms of its occupational ideology, its professional culture, and its sedimentation in routines and organizational structures (cf...
February 2018: Journalism: theory, practice, and criticism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415047/does-engagement-predict-research-use-an-analysis-of-the-conversation-annual-survey-2016
#18
Pauline Zardo, Adrian G Barnett, Nicolas Suzor, Tim Cahill
The impact of research on the world beyond academia has increasingly become an area of focus in research performance assessments internationally. Impact assessment is expected to incentivise researchers to increase engagement with industry, government and the public more broadly. Increased engagement is in turn expected to increase translation of research so decision-makers can use research to inform development of policies, programs, practices, processes, products, and other mechanisms, through which impact can be realised...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410643/psychopathological-processes-involved-in-social-comparison-depression-and-envy-on-facebook
#19
REVIEW
Aurel Pera
Is Facebook utilization beneficial or detrimental for psychological well-being? I draw on outstanding research (e.g., Chou and Edge, 2012; Lin and Utz, 2015; Appel et al., 2016; Ehrenreich and Underwood, 2016; Vogel and Rose, 2016; Hu et al., 2017) to substantiate that examining other individuals' positively presented material on Facebook may have detrimental consequences. Increasing comparisons on Facebook may generate feelings of envy, the latter being a significant process determining the effect of growing social comparison on psychological well-being...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409088/-news-about-copd-the-current-gold-recommendations-2017
#20
Michael Pfeifer
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February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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