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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715408/potential-risk-factors-associated-with-human-alveolar-echinococcosis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Franz J Conraths, Carolina Probst, Alessia Possenti, Belgees Boufana, Rosella Saulle, Giuseppe La Torre, Luca Busani, Adriano Casulli
BACKGROUND: Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a severe zoonotic disease caused by the metacestode stage of Echinococcus multilocularis. AE is commonly associated with a long incubation period that may last for more than ten years. The objective of this systematic literature review was to identify and summarize the current knowledge on statistically relevant potential risk factors (PRFs) associated with AE in humans. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Six bibliographic databases were searched, generating a total of 1,009 publications...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712410/achieving-self-sufficiency-training-australia-s-future-medical-workforce
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Brian Fernandes, Edward R Scheffer Cliff, Amelia Chowdhury
There is an oversupply of Australian junior doctors, but significant training bottlenecks are developing, and geographical maldistribution in rural and remote areas remains. Last year, the Federal Minister for Immigration rejected a Department of Health recommendation for the removal of 41 health roles from the Skilled Occupation List after concerns that rural and regional communities would be left without access to medical services in areas currently serviced by international medical graduates. In an effort to achieve workforce self-sufficiency, Australia must ensure access to high-quality vocational training places in rural and regional settings while managing immigration of overseas-trained health professionals...
July 17, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707850/the-virtues-of-scientific-practice-macintyre-virtue-ethics-and-the-historiography-of-science
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Daniel J Hicks, Thomas A Stapleford
“Practice” has become a ubiquitous term in the history of science, and yet historians have not always reflected on its philosophical import and in particular on its potential connections with ethics. This essay draws on the work of the virtue ethicist Alasdair MacIntyre to develop a theory of “communal practices” and explore how such an approach can inform the history of science, including allegations about the corruption of science by wealth or power, consideration of scientific ethics or “moral economies,” the role of values in science, the ethical distinctiveness (or not) of scientific vocations, and the relationship between history of science and the practice of science itself...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701127/changes-in-pathology-test-ordering-by-early-career-general-practitioners-a-longitudinal-study
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Parker J Magin, Amanda Tapley, Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, Elizabeth G Holliday, Andrew R Davey, Jean Ball, Nigel F Catzikiris, Katie J Mulquiney, Mieke L van Driel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the number of pathology tests ordered by general practice registrars during their first 18-24 months of clinical general practice. DESIGN: Longitudinal analysis of ten rounds of data collection (2010-2014) for the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study, an ongoing, multicentre, cohort study of general practice registrars in Australia. The principal analysis employed negative binomial regression in a generalised estimating equations framework (to account for repeated measures on registrars)...
July 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695240/-vocational-policy-bridge-between-science-and-daily-medical-practice
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EDITORIAL
Axel Schroeder, Tilman Kälble, Wolfgang Bühmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693753/direct-and-indirect-associations-between-dysfunctional-attitudes-self-stigma-hopefulness-and-social-inclusion-in-young-people-experiencing-psychosis
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Clio Berry, Kathryn Greenwood
OBJECTIVE: Social inclusion and vocational activity are central to personal recovery for young people with psychosis. Studies with people experiencing long term psychosis suggest negative self-beliefs are important, but less is known about whether this association is present for young service users or about the potential influence of positive self-beliefs such as hopefulness. The aim of the current paper was to investigate the direct and indirect associations between dysfunctional attitudes, self-stigma, hopefulness, social inclusion and vocational activity for young people with psychosis...
July 7, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691243/the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer-and-their-spouses-before-treatment-compared-with-the-general-population
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Eeva Harju, Anja Rantanen, Marja Kaunonen, Mika Helminen, Taina Isotalo, Päivi Åstedt-Kurki
AIMS: To describe the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with prostate cancer and their spouses in comparison with the Finnish general population, using the RAND 36-Item Health Survey. An additional purpose was to describe the associations between the background variables of the participants and their HRQOL. BACKGROUND: The HRQOL of patients with prostate cancer and especially their spouses at the time of diagnosis is not well known. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689347/youth-s-causal-beliefs-about-success-socioeconomic-differences-and-prediction-of-early-career-development
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Joseph S Kay, Jacob Shane, Jutta Heckhausen
Youth's career attainment is associated with socioeconomic background, but may also be related to their beliefs about causes of success. Relationships between 17-year-olds' socioeconomic status (SES) and causal beliefs about success, and whether these beliefs predict career attainment after completing a vocational or university degree were examined using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (n = 997, 48.5% female). Youth with higher SES parents and those who attended higher levels of high schools were less likely to believe that success in society is due to external causes, but SES was unrelated to the belief that success is due to personal merit or ability...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685389/ssat-presidential-address-2017-passion-and-the-gi-surgeon
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Nathaniel J Soper
Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery is a dynamic, exciting field that has dramatically evolved over the past three decades. According to a survey of leaders in GI surgery, the development of minimally invasive surgery has been the most significant advance during this period of time. The author traces his pursuit of minimally invasive surgery and its impact on his career satisfaction. Discovering one's passion within surgery and developing "flow" during operative procedures is important to help prevent burnout. Surgical educators must transmit this sense of passion to their trainees such that they can understand the true meaning of the surgical vocation...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679439/minor-depression-in-older-long-term-unemployed-people-seeking-vocational-support
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Sabrina Pfeil, Katrin Holtz, Kathrin-Andrea Kopf, Ulrich Hegerl, Christine Rummel-Kluge
BACKGROUND: Prevalence rates of minor and major depression vary from 0.7 to 6.8 (minor) and 3.8 to 10.9 (major) for the general population. Twenty-two percent of older, long-term unemployed people suffer from major depression. However, the prevalence rate of minor depression (depression on a subthreshold level with less than 5, but more than 1 depression symptom) in this population is unknown. The first aim of this study is to identify that prevalence rate, because we already know that minor depression increases the risk of developing a major depression and this in turn reduces the chances of reemployment what increases social and individual costs at the same time...
July 5, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678833/bone-mass-of-female-dance-students-prior-to-professional-dance-training-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tânia Amorim, George S Metsios, Matthew Wyon, Alan M Nevill, Andreas D Flouris, José Maia, Eduardo Teixeira, José Carlos Machado, Franklim Marques, Yiannis Koutedakis
BACKGROUND: Professional dancers are at risk of developing low bone mineral density (BMD). However, whether low BMD phenotypes already exist in pre-vocational dance students is relatively unknown. AIM: To cross-sectionally assess bone mass parameters in female dance students selected for professional dance training (first year vocational dance students) in relation to aged- and sex-matched controls. METHODS: 34 female selected for professional dance training (10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677274/examining-the-effect-of-social-bonds-on-the-relationship-between-adhd-and-past-arrest-in-a-representative-sample-of-adults
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Mark van der Maas, Nathan J Kolla, Patricia G Erickson, Christine M Wickens, Robert E Mann, Evelyn Vingilis
BACKGROUND: Several studies have found a connection between attentional deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and criminal behaviour in clinical and prison samples of adults, but there is a lack of representative general population data on this. AIM: To test relationships between histories of ADHD and arrest. Our main research question was whether any such relationship is direct or best explained by co-occurring variables, especially indicators of social bonds. METHOD: Data were from a sample of 5,376 adults (18+) representative of the general population of Ontario, Canada...
July 5, 2017: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675322/assessing-vocational-outcome-expectancy-in-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness-a-factor-analytic-approach
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Kanako Iwanaga, Emre Umucu, Jia-Rung Wu, Rana Yaghmaian, Hui-Ling Lee, Sandra Fitzgerald, Fong Chan
BACKGROUND: Self-determination theory (SDT) and self-efficacy theory (SET) can be used to conceptualize self-determined motivation to engage in mental health and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services and to predict recovery. To incorporate SDT and SET as a framework for vocational recovery, developing and validating SDT/SET measures in vocational rehabilitation is warranted. Outcome expectancy is an important SDT/SET variable affecting rehabilitation engagement and recovery. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to validate the Vocational Outcome Expectancy Scale (VOES) for use within the SDT/SET vocational recovery framework...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666296/-facilitating-processes-of-disintegration-instead-of-occupational-reintegration-a-qualitative-study-on-employer-involvement-in-rehabilitation
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Betje Schwarz, Timo Specht, Matthias Bethge
Purpose To explore the patient's perspective on the involvement of employers into rehabilitation. Methods 8 participants of a work-related medical rehabilitation were interviewed by telephone 4 weeks after discharge. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze generated data. Results Beside a poor employer-involvement, the interviews revealed that the process of returning to work was characterized and hampered by unused measures of supporting vocational reintegration during rehabilitation, intersection problems in the health care and social security system, and a strategy of waiting by all involved actors...
June 30, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662702/medical-advice-for-sick-reported-students-mass-in-intermediate-vocational-education-schools-design-of-a-controlled-before-and-after-study
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Madelon K Van der Vlis, Marjolein Lugtenberg, Yvonne T M Vanneste, Wenda Berends, Wico Mulder, Rienke Bannink, Amy Van Grieken, Hein Raat, Marlou L A de Kroon
BACKGROUND: School absenteeism, including medical absenteeism, is associated with early school dropout and may result in physical, mental, social and work-related problems in later life. Especially at intermediate vocational education schools, high rates of medical absenteeism are found. In 2012 the Dutch intervention 'Medical Advice for Sick-reported Students' (MASS), previously developed for pre-vocational secondary education, was adjusted for intermediate vocational education schools...
June 29, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661111/-at-the-crossroads-the-role-of-laboratory-medicine-in-the-patient-care-process
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REVIEW
Yuval Geffen, Itzhak Zaidise
In recent decades, the laboratory medicine profession has undergone significant changes due to both technological developments and economic constraints. Technological innovations support automation, provide faster and more accurate equipment, and allow increased efficiency through the use of commercial test kits. These changes, combined with budgetary constraints, have led to mergers and centralization of medical laboratories to optimize work and cut costs. While this centralization may be a business necessity, it leads to a disconnection between the laboratory and the clinical context...
June 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660150/expanding-treatment-access-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-task-shifting-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals
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REVIEW
Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Channa R Jayasekera, Aijaz Ahmed
In the United States, the fight to eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been ongoing for many years, but the results have been less than ideal. Historically, patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) were treated with interferon-based regimens, which were associated with frequent adverse effects, suboptimal response rates, and long durations of treatment - of up to 48 weeks. Expertise from specialist-physicians, such as hepatologists and gastroenterologists, was needed to closely follow patients on these medications so as to monitor laboratory values and manage adverse effects...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657641/life-satisfaction-in-spouses-of-stroke-survivors-and-control-subjects-a-7-year-follow-up-of-participants-in-the-sahlgrenska-academy-study-on-ischaemic-stroke
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Tamar Abzhandadze, Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby, Lukas Holmegaard, Petra Redfors, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand, Katarina Jood
OBJECTIVE: To investigate life satisfaction in spouses of middle-aged stroke survivors from the long-term perspective and to identify factors that explain their life satisfaction. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, case-control study. SUBJECTS: Cohabitant spouses of survivors of ischaemic stroke aged < 70 years at stroke onset (n = 248) and spouses of controls (n = 246). METHODS: Assessments were made 7 years after inclusion to the study...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656365/bone-mineral-density-in-vocational-and-professional-ballet-dancers
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T Amorim, Y Koutedakis, A Nevill, M Wyon, J Maia, J C Machado, F Marques, G S Metsios, A D Flouris, N Adubeiro, L Nogueira, L Dimitriou
According to existing literature, bone health in ballet dancers is controversial. We have verified that, compared to controls, young female and male vocational ballet dancers have lower bone mineral density (BMD) at both impact and non-impact sites, whereas female professional ballet dancers have lower BMD only at non-impact sites. INTRODUCTION: The aims of this study were to (a) assess bone mineral density (BMD) in vocational (VBD) and professional (PBD) ballet dancers and (b) investigate its association with body mass (BM), fat mass (FM), lean mass (LM), maturation and menarche...
June 27, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651435/sir-fmr-walshe-1885-1973-what-a-neurologist-can-teach-us-about-the-neurosurgeon
#20
Alexander Smedley
Sir Francis Martin Rouse Walshe (1885-1973) was a decorated neurologist, but he also commented widely on neurosurgery. Many of his comments and his overall approach to medicine remain highly relevant to the practicing neurosurgeon. His focus on the paramount importance of the core principles of clinical medicine, as well as his passion for basic clinical research are values which remain key to neurosurgery to this day. Furthermore his advocacy for those in generalist medical training to find their passion and vocation is highly relevant for a specialty as highly specialised as neurosurgery...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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