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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211000/the-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-communication-skills-training-program-for-oncology-nurses
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Smita C Banerjee, Ruth Manna, Nessa Coyle, Stacey Penn, Tess E Gallegos, Talia Zaider, Carol A Krueger, Philip A Bialer, Carma L Bylund, Patricia A Parker
Many nurses express difficulty in communicating with their patients, especially in oncology settings where there are numerous challenges and high-stake decisions during the course of diagnosis and treatment. Providing specific training in communication skills is one way to enhance the communication between nurses and their patients. We developed and implemented a communication skills training program for nurses, consisting of three teaching modules: responding empathically to patients; discussing death, dying, and end-of-life goals of care; and responding to challenging interactions with families...
February 16, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207912/fear-conditioning-and-extinction-in-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Daniel A Geller, Joseph F McGuire, Scott P Orr, Daniel S Pine, Jennifer C Britton, Brent J Small, Tanya K Murphy, Sabine Wilhelm, Eric A Storch
BACKGROUND: Fear acquisition and extinction are central constructs in the cognitive-behavioral model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which underlies exposure-based cognitive-behavioral therapy. Youths with OCD may have impairments in fear acquisition and extinction that carry treatment implications. METHODS: Eighty youths (39 OCD, 41 healthy controls [HC]) completed clinical interviews, rating scales, and a differential conditioning task that included habituation, acquisition, and extinction phases...
February 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184380/implementation-of-interprofessional-education-ipe-in-16-u-s-medical-schools-common-practices-barriers-and-facilitators
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Courtney West, Lori Graham, Ryan T Palmer, Marissa Fuqua Miller, Erin K Thayer, Margaret L Stuber, Linda Awdishu, Rachel A Umoren, Maria A Wamsley, Elizabeth A Nelson, Pablo A Joo, James W Tysinger, Paul George, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND: Enhanced patient outcomes and accreditation criteria have led schools to integrate interprofessional education (IPE). While several studies describe IPE curricula at individual institutions, few examine practices across multiple institutions. PURPOSE: To examine the IPE integration at different institutions and determine gaps where there is potential for improvement. METHOD: In this mixed methods study, we obtained survey results from 16 U...
September 2016: J Interprof Educ Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184087/learning-to-look-from-different-perspectives-what-can-dental-undergraduates-learn-from-an-arts-and-humanities-based-teaching-approach
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F Smyth Zahra, K Dunton
By its nature, clinical teaching involves supporting small groups of dental students at the chairside as they treat their own patients. Scaffolding their learning in this way enables observation at close quarters of the various stages of development from early novice, just commencing clinical treatment of patients, to those approaching qualification. The students' main concerns throughout are not primarily with the technical skills required, which they have already been taught in the clinical skills laboratories, but dealing with the complex realities and ambiguities of clinical practice; the 'hidden curriculum' of decision making, judgement calls, issues of communication and what it actually means to be professional...
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181847/international-service-learning-and-interprofessional-education-in-ecuador-findings-from-a-phenomenology-study-with-students-from-four-professions
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Audrey M Johnson, Dana M Howell
Combined international service learning (ISL) and interprofessional education (IPE) experiences can move health professional student learning beyond the traditional confines of the classroom and outside uniprofessional ethos. The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the shared experience of health professional students participating in an ISL trip to a small community in Ecuador. The study focused on the learning and collaboration that occurred among students from multiple health professions during the trip and the cross-cultural exchange between the students and the patients in Ecuador...
March 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179891/do-young-chinese-children-gain-anthropomorphism-after-exposure-to-personified-touch-screen-and-board-games
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Hui Li, Yeh Hsueh, Fuxing Wang, Xuejun Bai, Tao Liu, Li Zhou
Research shows that preschoolers are likely to anthropomorphize not only animals, but also inanimate toy after being exposed to books that personify these objects. Can such an effect also arise through young children's use of touch-screen games? The present study is the first to examine whether playing a touch-screen personified train game affects young children's anthropomorphism of real trains. Seventy-nine 4- and 6-year-old children were randomly assigned to play either a touch-screen game or a board game of Thomas the Tank Engine for 10 min...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178914/a-survey-of-senior-medical-students-attitudes-and-awareness-toward-teaching-and-participation-in-a-formal-clinical-teaching-elective-a-canadian-perspective
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J D Matthew Hughes, Elise Azzi, Gregory Walter Rose, Christopher J Ramnanan, Karima Khamisa
BACKGROUND: To prepare for careers in medicine, medical trainees must develop clinical teaching skills. It is unclear if Canadian medical students need or want to develop such skills. We sought to assess Canadian students' perceptions of clinical teaching, and their desire to pursue clinical teaching skills development via a clinical teaching elective (CTE) in their final year of medical school. METHODS: We designed a descriptive cross-sectional study of Canadian senior medical students, using an online survey to gauge teaching experience, career goals, perceived areas of confidence, and interest in a CTE...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178910/medtalks-developing-teaching-abilities-and-experience-in-undergraduate-medical-students
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Suhair Bandeali, Albert Chiang, Christopher J Ramnanan
OBJECTIVES: According to the CanMEDS' Scholar competency, physicians are expected to facilitate the learning of colleagues, patients and other health professionals. However, most medical students are not provided with formal opportunities to gain teaching experience with objective feedback. METHODS: To address this, the University's Medical Education Interest Group (MEIG) created a pilot teaching program in January 2015 entitled 'MedTalks'. Four 3-hour sessions were held at the University Faculty of Medicine, where first and second year medical students taught clinically oriented topics to undergraduate university students...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176671/the-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-medical-students-towards-trauma-and-orthopaedic-teaching-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tarek Boutefnouchet, Basil Budair
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify how undergraduate students perceive learning opportunities available to them and to determine whether students with an interest in trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) surgery have different perceptions and attitudes towards learning. METHODS: All fourth year medical students from the University of Birmingham Medical School (UK) were surveyed regarding their career intentions and their attitudes towards the teaching received in trauma and orthopaedic surgery...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176133/extended-spider-cognition
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Hilton F Japyassú, Kevin N Laland
There is a tension between the conception of cognition as a central nervous system (CNS) process and a view of cognition as extending towards the body or the contiguous environment. The centralised conception requires large or complex nervous systems to cope with complex environments. Conversely, the extended conception involves the outsourcing of information processing to the body or environment, thus making fewer demands on the processing power of the CNS. The evolution of extended cognition should be particularly favoured among small, generalist predators such as spiders, and here, we review the literature to evaluate the fit of empirical data with these contrasting models of cognition...
February 7, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167911/quantitative-eeg-qeeg-measures-differentiate-parkinson-s-disease-pd-patients-from-healthy-controls-hc
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Menorca Chaturvedi, Florian Hatz, Ute Gschwandtner, Jan G Bogaarts, Antonia Meyer, Peter Fuhr, Volker Roth
Objectives: To find out which Quantitative EEG (QEEG) parameters could best distinguish patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with and without Mild Cognitive Impairment from healthy individuals and to find an optimal method for feature selection. Background: Certain QEEG parameters have been seen to be associated with dementia in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Studies have also shown some parameters to be dependent on the stage of the disease. We wanted to investigate the differences in high-resolution QEEG measures between groups of PD patients and healthy individuals, and come up with a small subset of features that could accurately distinguish between the two groups...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165578/a-randomized-study-of-training-with-large-versus-small-vessel-size-on-successful-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-venous-access
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Joshua Davis, Timothy Faust, Azeem Tajani, Amanda Bates, Jenna Jarriel, Arthur Au, Jason Matthew Fields
PURPOSE: Our objective was to investigate whether training on phantoms with smaller or larger vessels would improve success rate in novice medical students learning this skill. METHODS: Medical students who participated in a voluntary, extracurricular ultrasound training day were asked to participate in the study as part of their procedural training. They were given a standardized education and demonstration of how to use ultrasound to place a peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157092/multifunctional-compound-ad-35-improves-cognitive-impairment-and-attenuates-the-production-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-1%C3%AE-in-an-a%C3%AE-25-35-induced-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Lin Li, Shaofeng Xu, Lifei Liu, Rentian Feng, Yongxiang Gong, Xuyang Zhao, Jiang Li, Jie Cai, Nan Feng, Ling Wang, Xiaoliang Wang, Ying Peng
The dyshomeostasis of transition metal ions, accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) senile plaques and neuroinflammatory response found in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been suggested to be involved in AD pathogenesis. Novel compounds capable of targeting metal-Aβ species and neuroinflammation would be valuable. AD-35 is such a patented small-molecule compound derived from innovative modification of the chemical structure of donepezil. This compound could moderately inhibit acetylcholinesterase and metal-induced Aβ aggregation in vitro and showed disassembly of Aβ aggregates...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156647/implementing-innovative-learner-centered-methods-to-teach-oncology-fellows-how-to-face-difficult-conversations
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Matthew Reilley, Jennifer Leigh McQuade, Walter F Baile, Daniel E Epner
: 27 Background: Oncologists engage in emotionally charged conversations with patients and families about prognosis, goals of care, and end of life transitions. Many oncologists lack key skills for guiding patients through such conversations. Key skills include posing open ended questions to elicit the patient's perspective, using silence effectively, and responding to emotion with empathy. We previously described a communication skills curriculum for first year medical oncology fellows consisting of a series of one hour monthly seminars (Epner and Baile, Academic Medicine, 2014)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156520/the-i-one-trial-integrative-oncology-education-for-patient-navigators-a-randomized-pilot-trial-of-web-based-distance-learning-with-or-without-small-group-retreat
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Karen Beard, Yuan Liu, Alice S Kerber
: 171 Background: One of the major barriers to implementation of an integrative oncology (IO) approach is appropriately trained providers. This trial investigated the effectiveness of a mixed method educational program versus web based learning only for oncology patient navigators relative to knowledge and application of IO modalities. METHODS: Patient navigators were randomized 1:1 to Web based education only (WEB) vs. WEB plus residential retreat (WEB+R). The trial was conducted as a randomized, two-group, pre-test/post-test design with 4 repeated measures...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155578/novel-linkers-and-connections-for-antibody-drug-conjugates-to-treat-cancer-and-infectious-disease
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Thomas H Pillow
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are an exciting therapeutic, combining the extreme potency of a small molecule cytotoxic drug with the exquisite selectivity of a monoclonal antibody. Despite the promising concept and many decades of research and clinical experiments, only two ADCs are approved for human use. Among the lessons learned, have been the need for highly stable and potentially releasable linkers and the empirical nature of therapeutic index supporting the testing of many diverse cytotoxics, many requiring new linker connections for the drug's available functional groups...
February 3, 2017: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152981/classifying-kinase-conformations-using-a-machine-learning-approach
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Daniel Ian McSkimming, Khaled Rasheed, Natarajan Kannan
BACKGROUND: Signaling proteins such as protein kinases adopt a diverse array of conformations to respond to regulatory signals in signaling pathways. Perhaps the most fundamental conformational change of a kinase is the transition between active and inactive states, and defining the conformational features associated with kinase activation is critical for selectively targeting abnormally regulated kinases in diseases. While manual examination of crystal structures have led to the identification of key structural features associated with kinase activation, the large number of kinase crystal structures (~3,500) and extensive conformational diversity displayed by the protein kinase superfamily poses unique challenges in fully defining the conformational features associated with kinase activation...
February 2, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151877/impact-of-standardized-patients-on-the-training-of-medical-students-to-manage-emergencies
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Frank Herbstreit, Stefanie Merse, Rainer Schnell, Marcel Noack, Daniel Dirkmann, Anna Besuch, Jürgen Peters
BACKGROUND: Teaching emergency management should educate medical students not only for facts and treatment algorithms but also for time effective physical examination, technical skills, and team interaction. We tested the hypothesis, that using standardized emergency patients would be more effective in transmitting knowledge and skills compared with a more traditional teaching approach. METHODS: Medical students (n = 242) in their fourth (second clinical) year were randomized to receive either training on standardized patients simulating 3 emergency settings ("acute chest pain," "stroke," and "acute dyspnea/asthma") or traditional small group seminars...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151783/organizational-learning-in-a-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-a-learning-history
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Bret Lyman, Kalene M Ethington, Carly King, Jonathan D Jacobs, Hayley Lundeen
INTRODUCTION: Providing high-quality care to every patient is challenging, particularly in critical care units (CCUs). However, this standard can be achieved through organizational learning. Unfortunately, the process of organizational learning in CCUs is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to describe the developmental progression of a cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) to reach its current state of reliably excellent clinical performance...
March 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149963/reveal-consistent-spatial-temporal-patterns-from-dynamic-functional-connectivity-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-identification
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Yingying Zhu, Xiaofeng Zhu, Han Zhang, Wei Gao, Dinggang Shen, Guorong Wu
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) provides a non-invasive way to investigate brain activity. Recently, convergent evidence shows that the correlations of spontaneous fluctuations between two distinct brain regions dynamically change even in resting state, due to the condition-dependent nature of brain activity. Thus, quantifying the patterns of functional connectivity (FC) in a short time period and changes of FC over time can potentially provide valuable insight into both individual-based diagnosis and group comparison...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
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