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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671357/legalised-non-consensual-sterilisation-eugenics-put-into-practice-before-1945-and-the-aftermath-part-2-europe
#1
Jean-Jacques Amy, Sam Rowlands
This article deals with the nine European nations which legalised non-consensual sterilisation during the interwar years, thus completing the review, the first part of which was published in an earlier issue of this Journal. Like we did for North America, Japan and Mexico, countries concerned are addressed in chronological order, as practices in one of these influenced policies in others, involved later. For each, we assess the continuum of events up to the present time. The Swiss canton of Vaud was the first political entity in Europe to introduce a law on compulsory sterilisation of people with intellectual disability, in 1928...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629724/born-in-auschwitz-and-survived-a-triumph-over-murderers
#2
George M Weisz, Konrad Kwiet
The discovery of Jewish babies who were born in Nazi concentration camps and survived seems miraculous, but this phenomenon did occur toward the end of World War II. The lives of a small group of mothers and surviving children are of both historical and medical interests. Their survival shows additional support for the hypothesis that maternal nutrition can induce metabolic syndrome and bone demineralization in their offspring. Information obtained through direct contact with some of the surviving children is the basis for this article...
April 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624082/legalised-non-consensual-sterilisation-eugenics-put-into-practice-before-1945-and-the-aftermath-part-1-usa-japan-canada-and-mexico
#3
Jean-Jacques Amy, Sam Rowlands
In the late 19th century, eugenics, a pseudo-scientific doctrine based on an erroneous interpretation of the laws of heredity, swept across the industrialised world. Academics and other influential figures who promoted it convinced political stakeholders to enact laws authorising the sterilisation of people seen as 'social misfits'. The earliest sterilisation Act was enforced in Indiana, in 1907; most states in the USA followed suit and so did several countries, with dissimilar political regimes. The end of the Second World War saw the suspension of Nazi legislation in Germany, including that regulating coerced sterilisation...
April 6, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609694/karl-blumenreuter-1881-1969-himmler-s-chief-pharmacist-and-medical-supply-quartermaster-of-the-ss
#4
M Schmidt, D Gross, J Westemeier
The present article elucidates the role and function of SS Gruppenführer Karl Blumenreuter (1881-1969), the leading pharmacist of the SS. The aim is to clarify how he participated in the crimes of the Nazi Party and especially the SS during the "Third Reich" and the extent to which he was brought to justice after 1945. Central elements of the study are based on researched archival primary sources. The latter were compared with each other and supplemented with the currently available secondary literature on the subject...
April 2, 2018: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545404/statins-for-high-cholesterol-%C3%A2-and-for-low-platelets
#5
Ishac Nazy, Adam Cuker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532903/autoantibodies-to-thrombopoietin-and-the-thrombopoietin-receptor-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
#6
Ishac Nazy, John G Kelton, Jane C Moore, Rumi Clare, Peter Horsewood, James W Smith, Nikola Ivetic, Vanessa D'Souza, Na Li, Donald M Arnold
Autoantibodies to thrombopoietin (TPO, also termed THPO) or the TPO receptor (cMpl, also termed MPL) could play a pathological role in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). In this study, we tested for autoantibodies against TPO, cMpl, or the TPO/cMpl complex in ITP and other thrombocytopenic disorders. Using an inhibition step with excess TPO in fluid-phase to improve binding specificity, the prevalence of anti-TPO autoantibodies was: active ITP: 9/32 (28%); remission ITP: 0/14 (0%); non-immune thrombocytopenias: 1/10 (10%); and healthy controls: 1/11 (9%)...
March 13, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521172/hans-enoch-and-vivicillin
#7
Gilbert Shama
Hans Emmanuel Enoch (1896-1991) was born in Hamburg, the son of a manufacturer of sera and vaccines. Upon his father's death, he took charge of the Hamburg Serum Werke. Following the rise of Hitler, he came to be pilloried in the Nazi press for allegedly having poisoned the population of Hamburg and was imprisoned for a time. He immigrated to England in 1935 where he had secured a position with the International Serum Company in Norwich. Following the outbreak of war, he was interned as an enemy alien, eventually ending up in Canada...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Medical Biography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519774/patient-centeredness-in-electronic-communication-evaluation-of-patient-to-health-care-team-secure-messaging
#8
Timothy P Hogan, Tana M Luger, Julie E Volkman, Mary Rocheleau, Nora Mueller, Anna M Barker, Kim M Nazi, Thomas K Houston, Barbara G Bokhour
BACKGROUND: As information and communication technology is becoming more widely implemented across health care organizations, patient-provider email or asynchronous electronic secure messaging has the potential to support patient-centered communication. Within the medical home model of the Veterans Health Administration (VA), secure messaging is envisioned as a means to enhance access and strengthen the relationships between veterans and their health care team members. However, despite previous studies that have examined the content of electronic messages exchanged between patients and health care providers, less research has focused on the socioemotional aspects of the communication enacted through those messages...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477288/facing-the-guilt-and-commemorating-the-victims-german-radiology-and-radiation-oncology-during-national-socialism
#9
Franziska Eckert, Paul Weindling, Astrid Ley, Hans-Joachim Lang, Sascha Lang, Gabriele Moser
Whereas the scientific community is aware of atrocities committed by medical doctors like Mengele, the specifics of radiology and radiation oncology during National Socialism remain largely unknown. Starting in 2010, the German Radiology Association and the German Association of Radiation Oncology coordinated a national project looking into original archival material. A national committee convened in 2013 to discuss the project's findings, which were also the subject of a symposium at the University of Tuebingen in 2016 on radiology under National Socialism...
February 21, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460160/unethical-human-research-in-the-field-of-neuroscience-a-historical-review
#10
Hussein Algahtani, Mohammed Bajunaid, Bader Shirah
Understanding the historical foundations of ethics in human research are key to illuminating future human research and clinical trials. This paper gives an overview of the most remarkable unethical human research and how past misconducts helped develop ethical guidelines on human experimentation such as The Nuremberg Code 1947 following WWII. Unethical research in the field of neuroscience also proved to be incredibly distressing. Participants were often left with life-long cognitive disabilities. This emphasizes the importance of implicating strict rules and ethical guidelines in neuroscience research that protect participants and respects their dignity...
February 19, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453885/bacterial-neuraminidase-mediated-erythrocyte-desialylation-provokes-cell-surface-aminophospholipid-exposure
#11
Syed M Qadri, David A Donkor, Ishac Nazy, Donald R Branch, William P Sheffield
BACKGROUND: Surface desialylation is associated with erythrocyte aging and mediates phagocytic recognition and clearance of senescent erythrocytes. Neuraminidases, a family of glycohydrolytic enzymes, cleave the glycosidic linkages between sialic acid and mucopolysaccharides and have previously been implicated in erythrocyte dysfunction associated with sepsis. Erythrocytes in septic patients further display a phenotype of accelerated eryptosis characterized by membrane phospholipid scrambling resulting in phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440963/heritage-of-stanis%C3%A5-aw-ostrowski-the-only-one-medical-doctor-who-became-state-polish-president-patriae-semper-fidelis
#12
Martyna Woltanowska, Piotr Woltanowski, Andrzej Wincewicz, Magdalena Woltanowska
Aim: Our purpose was to write a biography of Stanisław Ostrowski that would address in the first place the medical aspect of his professional life, with a comprehensive approach of others fields of his activity. Methods: We essentially grounded the paper on primary resources that were papers authored by Ostrowski including his scientific publications, memories, speeches as well as contemporaneous official documents that referred to Ostrowski. Second resources were also used to double check some data from primary resources and to place the biography of Stanisław Ostrowski in a proper background with special care to social, professional and political context...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436796/predictive-value-of-braden-risk-factors-in-pressure-ulcers-of-outpatients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#13
Fariba Sadeghi Fazel, Nazi Derakhshanrad, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Fardis Vosoughi, Asal Derakhshanrad, Hooshang Saberi
Pressure Ulcers (PUs) remain among the most common complications after traumatic spinal cord Injuries (SCIs). The main goal of risk factor assessment with different tools has been to provisionally estimate the chance of developing pressure ulcers in patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Braden tool has been of good predictive value and most commonly employed in hospital communities for risk assessment of pressure sore development. The objective of this study was to determine the Braden risk factors as well as the prevalence of pressure injuries in SCI patients...
January 2018: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409095/-from-the-history-of-the-german-society-of-internal-medicine-dgim-part-2-the-dgim-in-the-post-war-period
#14
Ralf Forsbach, Hans-Georg Hofer
Although times were difficult in 1947/48 - with war damage, travel restrictions and the East-West conflict - the German Society for Internal Medicine not only managed to re-organise itself but also hosted its first scientific congress in that year. The DGIM members Franz Volhard and Paul Martini, who rather disapproved of the Nazi regime, played a decisive role in this process. However, a critical discussion of the NS medical crimes, which occurred just a few years ago, remained the exception. It is interesting to note that members who were persecuted by the NS regime were nevertheless willing to attend a congress that obviously provided a forum for the protagonists of the Nazi era...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406846/six-values-never-to-silence-jewish-perspectives-on-nazi-medical-professionalism
#15
REVIEW
Jacob M Kolman, Susan M Miller
An ideological case study based on medical profession norms during the Third Reich will be used to exemplify the importance of diversity in the manifestations of professional ethics. The German professional medical community banned their Jewish colleagues from treating German citizens. This included legally mandated employment discrimination and outright censure which led to a professional ethic devoid of diverse voices. While the escalation to the T-4 program and medicalized genocide was influenced by many causes, the intentional, ethnocentric-based exclusion of voices was an important contributing element to the chronicled degradation of societal mores...
January 29, 2018: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338560/scientists-instruments-and-even-brains-in-transfer-german-spanish-postwar-networks-and-the-construction-of-the-neuroendocrine-system-1952-1960
#16
Raúl Velasco Morgado
This article presents the process of relocation of hegemonies and "center-periphery" dynamics in neuroanatomy after World War II through the study of the links between the Spanish anatomical school of José Escolar García and some German institutions. We have analyzed their works on the morphology of the neuroendocrine system as a case study, showing how the first contacts of the Spaniards with the United States started a material transfer process between centers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean through the mediation-and adaptation-of the periphery...
January 1, 2018: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327654/delayed-reaction-the-tardy-embrace-of-physical-organic-chemistry-by-the-german-chemical-community
#17
Stephen J Weininger
The emergence of physical organic chemistry, which focuses on the mechanisms and structures of organic reactions and molecules using the tools of physical chemistry, was a major development in twentieth-century chemistry. It first flourished in the interwar period, in the UK and then in the US. Germany, by contrast, did not embrace the field until almost a half century later. The great success of classical organic chemistry, especially in synthesis, encouraged indifference to the new field among German chemists, as did their inductivist research philosophy, as enunciated by Walter Hückel's ground-breaking textbook (1931)...
February 2018: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325985/platelet-activating-antibodies-are-detectable-at-the-earliest-onset-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-with-implications-for-the-operating-characteristics-of-the-serotonin-release-assay
#18
Theodore E Warkentin, Donald M Arnold, John G Kelton, Jo-Ann I Sheppard, James W Smith, Ishac Nazy
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a prothrombotic drug reaction caused by platelet-activating antibodies that recognize platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin complexes. It is unknown whether platelet-activating antibodies are detectable at the onset of the HIT-related platelet count fall. METHODS: Available blood samples from 18 patients obtained at onset of HIT were tested using the serotonin-release assay (SRA), a test for platelet-activating antibodies, and a PF4-dependent enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 8, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325197/-from-the-history-of-the-german-society-of-internal-medicine-dgim-part-1-the-dgim-in-the-nazi-era
#19
Ralf Forsbach, Hans-Georg Hofer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296891/misdiagnosis-of-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-and-frequency-of-bleeding-lessons-from-the-mcmaster-itp-registry
#20
Donald M Arnold, Ishac Nazy, Rumi Clare, Anushka M Jaffer, Brandon Aubie, Na Li, John G Kelton
Nonspecific diagnostic criteria and uncertain estimates of severe bleeding events are fundamental gaps in knowledge of primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). To address these issues, we created the McMaster ITP Registry. In this report, we describe the methodology of the registry, the process for arriving at the diagnosis, and the frequency of bleeding. Consecutive patients with platelets <150 × 109 /L from a tertiary hematology clinic in Canada were eligible. Patients completed a panel of investigations and were managed per clinical need...
November 28, 2017: Blood Advances
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