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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429301/ethical-issues-related-to-the-promotion-of-a-100-msv-threshold-assumption-in-japan-after-the-fukushima-nuclear-accident-in-2011-background-and-consequences
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REVIEW
Toshihide Tsuda, Lena Lindahl, Akiko Tokinobu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes the debates in Japan regarding the 100 mSv threshold assumption and ethical issues related to it, and explores the background to distorted risk information and absence of risk communication in Japan. Then we seek proper risk communication based on scientific evidence. RECENT FINDINGS: On March 11, 2011 an accident occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Since then a number of misunderstandings have become common in Japan as a result of public statements by the Japanese and local governments that have no basis in medical science or are contradictory to medical science...
April 20, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428673/migrant-general-practitioners-experiences-of-using-interpreters-in-health-care-a-qualitative-explorative-study
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Ferid Krupic, Kristian Samuelsson, Nabi Fatahi, Olof Skoldenberg, Arkan S Sayed-Noor
BACKGROUND: According to the UNHCR, 250 million people currently live outside their country of birth. The growing multicultural population poses a major challenge to healthcare professionals who aim to provide individualized, holistic care, which respects the individual's autonomy. To ensure basic rights, healthcare interventions should be guided by the value of benefiting others; individuals should be treated honestly, equally, and impartially. OBJECTIVE: To investigate immigrant doctors' experiences of using interpreters in the Swedish health-care system...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427482/a-genetic-variant-brain-dervied-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-polymorphism-interacts-with-hostile-parenting-to-predict-error-related-brain-activity-and-thereby-risk-for-internalizing-disorders-in-children
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Alexandria Meyer, Greg Hajcak, Elizabeth Hayden, Haroon I Sheikh, Shiva M Singh, Daniel N Klein
The error-related negativity (ERN) is a negative deflection in the event-related potential occurring when individuals make mistakes, and is increased in children with internalizing psychopathology. We recently found that harsh parenting predicts a larger ERN in children, and recent work has suggested that variation in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene may moderate the impact of early life adversity. Parents and children completed measures of parenting when children were 3 years old (N = 201); 3 years later, the ERN was measured and diagnostic interviews as well as dimensional symptom measures were completed...
April 21, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426522/patient-safety-culture-survey-in-pediatric-complex-care-settings-a-factor-analysis
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Amanda J Hessels, Meghan Murray, Bevin Cohen, Elaine L Larson
OBJECTIVES: Children with complex medical needs are increasing in number and demanding the services of pediatric long-term care facilities (pLTC), which require a focus on patient safety culture (PSC). However, no tool to measure PSC has been tested in this unique hybrid acute care-residential setting. The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture tool slightly modified for use in the pLTC setting. METHODS: Factor analyses were performed on data collected from 239 staff at 3 pLTC in 2012...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421875/three-dimensional-printing-and-its-applications-in-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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Trevor D Crafts, Susan E Ellsperman, Todd J Wannemuehler, Travis D Bellicchi, Taha Z Shipchandler, Avinash V Mantravadi
Objective Three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology is being employed in a variety of medical and surgical specialties to improve patient care and advance resident physician training. As the costs of implementing 3D printing have declined, the use of this technology has expanded, especially within surgical specialties. This article explores the types of 3D printing available, highlights the benefits and drawbacks of each methodology, provides examples of how 3D printing has been applied within the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, discusses future innovations, and explores the financial impact of these advances...
November 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415769/aurora-kinase-b-dependent-phosphorylation-of-53bp1-is-required-for-resolving-merotelic-kinetochore-microtubule-attachment-errors-during-mitosis
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Haibo Wang, Bin Peng, Raj K Pandita, David A Engler, Risë K Matsunami, Xingzhi Xu, Pavana M Hegde, Brian E Butler, Tej K Pandita, Sankar Mitra, Bo Xu, Muralidhar L Hegde
Defects in resolving kinetochore-microtubule attachment mistakes during mitosis is linked to chromosome instability associated with carcinogenesis as well as resistance to cancer therapy. Here we report for the first time that tumor suppressor p53-binding protein 1 (53BP1) is phosphorylated at serine 1342 (S1342) by Aurora kinase B both in vitro and in human cells, which is required for optimal recruitment of 53BP1 at kinetochores. Furthermore, 53BP1 staining normally localized on the outer kinetochore, extended to the whole kinetochore when it is merotelically-attached, in concert with mitotic centromere-associated kinesin...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413982/optimizing-adas-cog-worksheets-a-survey-of-clinical-trial-raters-perceptions
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Stephen M Meyer, Kristina A Bertzos, Magdalena Perez, Donald Connor, Kimberly Schafer, Sarah Walter
The Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog) remains the most widely used test of longitudinal cognitive functioning in Alzheimer's disease (AD) clinical trials. Unlike most neuropsychological tests, the ADAS-Cog source documentation worksheets are not uniform across clinical trials, and vary by document layout, inclusion of administration and/or scoring instructions, and documentation of subtest scoring (e.g., recording correct versus incorrect scores), among other differences. Many ADAS-Cog test administrators (raters) participate in multiple AD trials and switching between different ADAS-Cog worksheets may increase the likelihood of administration and/or scoring mistakes that lessen the reliability of the instrument...
April 17, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412480/retraction-of-neurosurgical-publications-a-systematic-review
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Justin Wang, Jerry Ku, Naif M Alotaibi, James T Rutka
OBJECTIVES: Despite the increasing awareness of scientific fraud, no attempt has been made to assess its prevalence in neurosurgery. The aim of our review was to assess the chronological trend, reasons, research type/design, and country of origin of retracted neurosurgical publications. METHODS: Two independent reviewers searched the EMBASE and MEDLINE databases using neurosurgical keywords for retracted articles from 1995 to 2016. Archives of retracted articles (retractionwatch...
April 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410803/evaluation-of-the-measurement-uncertainty-some-common-mistakes-with-a-focus-on-the-uncertainty-from-linear-calibration
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Rouvim Kadis
The rational strategy in the evaluation of analytical measurement uncertainty is to combine the "whole method" performance data, such as precision and recovery, with the uncertainty contributions from sources not adequately covered by those data. This paper highlights some common mistakes in evaluating the uncertainty when pursuing that strategy, as revealed in current chromatographic literature. The list of the uncertainty components usually taken into account is discussed first and fallacies with the LOD- and recovery uncertainties are noted...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409178/banglalekha-isolated-a-multi-purpose-comprehensive-dataset-of-handwritten-bangla-isolated-characters
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Mithun Biswas, Rafiqul Islam, Gautam Kumar Shom, Md Shopon, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen, Anowarul Abedin
BanglaLekha-Isolated, a Bangla handwritten isolated character dataset is presented in this article. This dataset contains 84 different characters comprising of 50 Bangla basic characters, 10 Bangla numerals and 24 selected compound characters. 2000 handwriting samples for each of the 84 characters were collected, digitized and pre-processed. After discarding mistakes and scribbles, 1,66,105 handwritten character images were included in the final dataset. The dataset also includes labels indicating the age and the gender of the subjects from whom the samples were collected...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401559/response-to-transvaginal-mesh-let-s-not-repeat-the-mistakes-of-the-past
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Vivien Wong, KaLai Shek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397524/effects-of-oxygen-enriched-air-on-cognitive-performance-during-scuba-diving-an-open-water-study
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Anne-Kathrin Brebeck, Andreas Deussen, Henning Schmitz-Peiffer, Ursula Range, Costantino Balestra, Sinclair Cleveland, Jochen D Schipke
Backround: Nitrogen narcosis impairs cognitive function, a fact relevant during SCUBA-diving. Oxygen-enriched air (nitrox) became popular in recreational diving, while evidence of its advantages over air is limited. AIM: Compare effects of nitrox28 and air on two psychometric tests. METHODS: In this prospective, double-blind, open-water study, 108 advanced divers (38 females) were randomized to an air or a nitrox-group for a 60-min dive to 24 m salt water. Breathing gas effects on cognitive performance were assessed during the dive using a short- and long-term memory test and a number connection test...
April 11, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397435/female-and-male-orbit-asymmetry-digital-analysis
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Tomasz Lepich, Józefa Dąbek, Małgorzata Witkowska, Edyta Jura-Szołtys, Grzegorz Bajor
BACKGROUND: Standard anthropometric methods applied to measurements of the skull differentials are laden with mistakes stemming from the way the measuring devices are built and from a lack of experience on the part of the researchers. To increase objectivity, digital imaging measurements via computer systems were introduced. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to assess the asymmetry of the male and female orbit with the application of the new graphic methods: raster graphics and vector graphics...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393967/-errors-in-prescriptions-and-their-preparation-at-the-outpatient-pharmacy-of-a-regional-hospital
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Carolina Alvarado A, Ximena Ossa G, Luis Bustos M
BACKGROUND: Adverse effects of medications are an important cause of morbidity and hospital admissions. Errors in prescription or preparation of medications by pharmacy personnel are a factor that may influence these occurrence of the adverse effects Aim: To assess the frequency and type of errors in prescriptions and in their preparation at the pharmacy unit of a regional public hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prescriptions received by ambulatory patients and those being discharged from the hospital, were reviewed using a 12-item checklist...
January 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386301/new-traits-in-crops-produced-by-genome-editing-techniques-based-on-deletions
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REVIEW
C C M van de Wiel, J G Schaart, L A P Lotz, M J M Smulders
One of the most promising New Plant Breeding Techniques is genome editing (also called gene editing) with the help of a programmable site-directed nuclease (SDN). In this review, we focus on SDN-1, which is the generation of small deletions or insertions (indels) at a precisely defined location in the genome with zinc finger nucleases (ZFN), TALENs, or CRISPR-Cas9. The programmable nuclease is used to induce a double-strand break in the DNA, while the repair is left to the plant cell itself, and mistakes are introduced, while the cell is repairing the double-strand break using the relatively error-prone NHEJ pathway...
2017: Plant Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385960/unequivocal-determination-of-complex-molecular-structures-using-anisotropic-nmr-measurements
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Yizhou Liu, Josep Saurí, Emily Mevers, Mark W Peczuh, Henk Hiemstra, Jon Clardy, Gary E Martin, R Thomas Williamson
Assignment of complex molecular structures from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data can be prone to interpretational mistakes. Residual dipolar couplings and residual chemical shift anisotropy provide a spatial view of the relative orientations between bonds and chemical shielding tensors, respectively, regardless of separation. Consequently, these data constitute a reliable reporter of global structural validity. Anisotropic NMR parameters can be used to evaluate investigators' structure proposals or structures generated by computer-assisted structure elucidation...
April 7, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385790/reply-a-validation-study-of-automated-bone-scan-index-effect-on-reproducibility-due-to-the-procedural-variability-in-bone-scan-image-acquisition-a-common-mistake
#17
Aseem Undvall Anand, David Minarik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385339/intracranial-multiple-myeloma-may-imitate-subdural-hemorrhage-how-to-overcome-diagnostic-limitations-and-avoid-errors-in-treatment
#18
Anna Prajsnar-Borak, Naci Balak, Harald Von Pein, Martin Glaser, Stephan Boor, Axel Stadie
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis of subdural hematoma is usually straightforward, occasionally it may be erroneous, leading to mistakes in the treatment. For example, leptomeningeal malignancies, even in the absence of bleeding, may clinically and radiologically mimic subdural hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE: To stress the importance of not only intuitive thinking but also in analytic thinking in appropriate and accurate treatment strategies. METHODS AND ILLUSTRATIVE CASE: In this report, the clinical and radiological pitfalls in differentiating malignant leptomeningeal infiltration and subdural hematomas are discussed...
March 27, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385060/scientific-writing-in-the-laboratory-animal-sciences
#19
Beat M Riederer, Arieh Bomzon, Paulin Jirkof
Good communication is important for the dissemination of research results. Here, we summarize the advice that was given to authors at the LA seminar on scientific writing at the FELASA Congress 2016 in Brussels, Belgium on 13-16 June 2016, with the aim of improving the quality of submitted papers and of avoiding common mistakes in scientific reports. See www.felasa2016.eu .
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376422/recurrent-constrictive-pericarditis-associated-with-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
#20
Daniela Votano, Geoffrey M Tsang, Margaret Ashton-Key, Laszlo Göbölös
INTRODUCTION: Constrictive pericarditis is an uncommon disease characterized by impaired diastolic filling of the ventricles, encased in a fibrotic pericardium resulting from an inflammatory process. Rheumatoid arthritis is a rare cause of constrictive pericarditis, usually due to a concomitant acute or chronic serositis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This paper presents a unique case of recurrent constrictive pericarditis associated with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, requiring pericardiectomy and complicated three years later by recurrent fibrosis, demanding a second pericardiectomy...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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