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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152714/scaffolding-as-a-key-role-for-teaching-assistants-perceptions-of-their-pedagogical-strategies
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David Bowles, Julie Radford, Ioanna Bakopoulou
BACKGROUND: Inclusive education policies have led to a worldwide increase in the number of teaching assistants (TAs) working in mainstream schools. TAs have a large amount of responsibility for supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), a role which by default has become instructional in practice, and for which training and preparation are rarely adequate. While there is some research into the nature of TAs' interactions with pupils and the strategies they use which are helpful for children's learning, TAs' perspectives on their own classroom practice have yet to be explored...
November 19, 2017: British Journal of Educational Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149913/subadditive-responses-to-extremely-short-blue-and-green-pulsed-light-on-visual-evoked-potentials-pupillary-constriction-and-electroretinograms
#2
Soomin Lee, Yuria Uchiyama, Yoshihiro Shimomura, Tetsuo Katsuura
BACKGROUND: The simultaneous exposure to blue and green light was reported to result in less melatonin suppression than monochromatic exposure to blue or green light. Here, we conducted an experiment using extremely short blue- and green-pulsed light to examine their visual and nonvisual effects on visual evoked potentials (VEPs), pupillary constriction, electroretinograms (ERGs), and subjective evaluations. METHODS: Twelve adult male subjects were exposed to three light conditions: blue-pulsed light (2...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149874/observation-and-assessment-of-the-nutritional-quality-of-out-of-school-foods-popular-with-secondary-school-pupils-at-lunchtime
#3
Fiona Crawford, Dionne Mackison, John D Mooney, Anne Ellaway
BACKGROUND: The contemporary Scottish diet is unhealthy and a risk factor for poor health outcomes including obesity. Over a third of Scottish children are at risk of being overweight or obese, and there have been calls to strengthen the evidence base on the role of the food retail environment around schools in influencing the consumption of unhealthy foods. METHODS: We examined the food retail environment around five secondary schools in Glasgow city, Scotland...
November 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147767/mechanism-of-accommodation-assessed-by-change-in-precisely-registered-ocular-images-associated-with-concurrent-change-in-auto-refraction
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Andrzej Grzybowski, Ronald A Schachar, Magdalena Gaca-Wysocka, Ira H Schachar, Farhad Kamangar, Barbara K Pierscionek
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to determine the changes in anterior chamber depth (ACD) and central lens thickness (CLT) during pharmacologically induced accommodation. METHODS: Following pupillary dilation with phenylephrine 10%, baseline auto-refractions and swept-source optical coherence tomographic biometric images (Zeiss IOLMaster 700) were obtained from the right eyes of 25 subjects aged 19 to 24 years. Pilocarpine 4% and phenylephrine 10% were then instilled into these right eyes...
November 16, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146319/developing-a-machine-vision-system-for-simultaneous-prediction-of-freshness-indicators-based-on-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-pupil-and-gill-color-during-storage-at-4%C3%A2-c
#5
Ce Shi, Jianping Qian, Shuai Han, Beilei Fan, Xinting Yang, Xiaoming Wu
The study assessed the feasibility of developing a machine vision system based on pupil and gill color changes in tilapia for simultaneous prediction of total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N), thiobarbituric acid (TBA) and total viable counts (TVC) during storage at 4°C. The pupils and gills were chosen and color space conversion among RGB, HSI and L(∗)a(∗)b(∗) color spaces was performed automatically by an image processing algorithm. Multiple regression models were established by correlating pupil and gill color parameters with TVB-N, TVC and TBA (R(2)=0...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145868/what-happened-in-the-move-for-well-being-in-school-a-process-evaluation-of-a-cluster-randomized-physical-activity-intervention-using-the-re-aim-framework
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Søren Smedegaard, Ruben Brondeel, Lars Breum Christiansen, Thomas Skovgaard
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to address the gap in the translation of research into practice through an extensive process evaluation of the Move for Well-being in School programme using the RE-AIM framework. The purpose was to gain insight into the extent by which the intervention was adopted and implemented as intended and to understand how educators observed its effectiveness and maintenance. METHODS: Public schools located in seven municipalities in Denmark were invited to enroll their 4th to 6th grade classes in the project...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140747/the-association-of-social-service-spending-environmental-quality-and-health-behaviors-on-health-outcomes
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Kenneth E Thorpe, Peter Joski
Recent studies on state-level spending on social services have shown that states with higher ratios of social to health care spending were associated with better health outcomes. This study extends this work by examining the association of specific elements of social service spending and other determinants of health, such as health behaviors, education, and environmental factors at the metropolitan/city level, on several measures of health outcomes between 2005 and 2014. This study found that several potential determinants of health including exercise, air pollution, smoking, per pupil educational spending, and several types of social service spending were associated with improvements in health outcomes...
November 15, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140328/retina-simulating-phantom-produced-by-photolithography
#8
Denise Valente, Brian Vohnsen
Cone photoreceptors have a narrow acceptance angle that is well matched to the size of the eye pupil and dampens the visual impact of aberrations and scattering. However, the structure of the human retina is not replicated in existing eye models used to test refractive designs or retinal implants that restore partial vision to the blind. Here, we report on an artificial waveguide-based retinal phantom manufactured by photolithography in photoresist film with dimensions and refractive index contrast similar to the retinal receptor layer...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139322/how-pupils-on-the-autism-spectrum-make-sense-of-themselves-in-the-context-of-their-experiences-in-a-mainstream-school-setting-a-qualitative-metasynthesis
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Emma I Williams, Kate Gleeson, Bridget E Jones
Evidence that interpersonal interactions and self-appraisal in social context are crucial in developing self-understanding raises concerns about how pupils with autism spectrum disorder make sense of themselves in school settings where many experience social marginalisation. Metasynthesis was used to systematically extract and integrate findings from qualitative studies examining the mainstream school experiences of these students. Synthesised findings identified three, intermeshing, aspects of experience which contribute to many pupils with autism spectrum disorder making sense of themselves as 'different' to typical peers in a negative way: difficulties linked to autism spectrum disorder; interpersonal relationships, particularly with peers; and accessibility of the school environment...
November 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137883/the-significance-of-changes-in-pupil-size-during-straylight-measurement-and-with-varying-environmental-illuminance
#10
Sonia Gholami, Nicolaas J Reus, Thomas J T P van den Berg
PURPOSE: In this work, we investigated the pupillary conditions during straylight measurement, and the potential effect this might have on the measured straylight. METHODS: Five young (26-29-years-old) and 15 older (50-68-years-old) individuals participated in this study. First, the pupil diameter of both eyes was measured at three room illuminances. Next, straylight was assessed at two room illuminances. Simultaneously, the change in pupil size of the fellow eye was registered by a camera...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137649/exploring-the-factors-affecting-the-implementation-of-tobacco-and-substance-use-interventions-within-a-secondary-school-setting-a-systematic-review
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Gillian Waller, Tracy Finch, Emma L Giles, Dorothy Newbury-Birch
BACKGROUND: The aim of this mixed-methods, systematic literature review was to develop an understanding of the factors affecting the implementation of tobacco and substance use intervention programmes in the secondary school setting using NPT as an analytical framework. METHODS: A search strategy was developed that combined implementation, school and intervention search terms. Literature searches were conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, PsycHINFO, Scopus, ERIC, CINAHL, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library...
November 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136135/sarin-exposures-in-a-cohort-of-british-military-participants-in-human-experimental-research-at-porton-down-1945-1987
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Thomas J Keegan, Lucy M Carpenter, Claire Brooks, Toby Langdon, Katherine M Venables
Background: The effects of exposure to chemical warfare agents in humans are topical. Porton Down is the UK's centre for research on chemical warfare where, since WWI, a programme of experiments involving ~30000 participants drawn from the UK armed services has been undertaken. Objectives: Our aim is to report on exposures to nerve agents, particularly sarin, using detailed exposure data not explored in a previous analysis. Methods: In this paper, we have used existing data on exposures to servicemen who attended the human volunteer programme at Porton Down to examine exposures to nerve agents in general and to sarin in particular...
November 9, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135313/third-cranial-nerve-palsy-after-a-chikungunya-virus-infection
#13
Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa, Thiago Gonçalves Dos Santos Martins, Diogo Gonçalves Dos Santos Martins
Chikungunya fever is a disease caused by a virus from the same family as dengue and Zika. It is endemic in several parts of the world and has recently spread to Latin America. We report the case of a patient, aged 58 years, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who in 2013 developed an acute bilateral third cranial nerve palsy sparing the pupil. After extensive investigation, it was diagnosed as caused by chikungunya infection. The patient was treated with pulse therapy and after 5 months of the onset of the condition, the patient showed improvement...
November 14, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133643/next-generation-sequencing-reveals-a-novel-ndp-gene-mutation-in-a-chinese-family-with-norrie-disease
#14
Xiaoyan Huang, Mao Tian, Jiankang Li, Ling Cui, Min Li, Jianguo Zhang
PURPOSE: Norrie disease (ND) is a rare X-linked genetic disorder, the main symptoms of which are congenital blindness and white pupils. It has been reported that ND is caused by mutations in the NDP gene. Although many mutations in NDP have been reported, the genetic cause for many patients remains unknown. In this study, the aim is to investigate the genetic defect in a five-generation family with typical symptoms of ND. METHODS: To identify the causative gene, next-generation sequencing based target capture sequencing was performed...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130529/anterior-segment-morphology-after-laser-iridotomy-in-primary-angle-closure-suspects
#15
Tarannum Mansoori, Nagalla Balakrishna
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the changes in anterior segment parameters in primary angle closure suspects before and after laser peripheral iridotomy and intrasession repeatability of measurements before laser iridotomy as assessed by Scheimpflug-Placido disc topographer. METHODS: Before laser iridotomy, 56 eyes of 56 primary angle closure suspect patients underwent anterior segment analysis with the Sirius Scheimpflug-Placido disc topographer system using glaucoma analysis mode, which was repeated a week after iridotomy...
November 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125266/decision-making-in-very-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-glasgow-coma-scale-3-5-a-literature-review-of-acute-neurosurgical-management-of-the-most-severely-threatened-brain-trauma-patients
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Jeroen van Dijck, Florence Reith, Inge van Erp, Thomas van Essen, Andrew Maas, Wilco C Peul, Godard de Ruiter
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting with an early GCS score of 3-5 after blunt or penetrating skull-brain assaults are categorized as having sustained a very severe Traumatic Brain Injury (vs-TBI). This category is often overlooked in literature. Impact on patients and families lives however is huge and the question "whether to surgically treat or not" frequently poses a dilemma to treating physicians. Little is known about mortality and outcome, compared to what is known for the group of severe TBI patients (s-TBI) (GCS 3- 8)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125077/-a-child-with-an-abnormality-in-the-pupil
#17
S Ibrahim, A J W Raijmakers
A 19-year-old female had been treated conservatively for a pupillary abnormality in early childhood. At the age of 4, slit-lamp examination had shown a persistent pupillary membrane in the right eye. Now she presented with a visual acuity of 1/300 in the right eye.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123832/pupil-diameter-for-confirmation-of-brain-death-in-adult-organ-donors-in-japan
#18
Katsuyuki Sagishima, Yoshihiro Kinoshita
Aim: The criteria for brain death in Japan include a bilateral pupil diameter of ≥4 mm. We evaluated the appropriateness of a 4-mm pupil diameter in adult brain-dead donors in Japan. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 148 consecutive adult brain-dead donors with an average age of 46 years. All records were anonymously registered to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare before 2001) from the various designated emergency institutes that performed organ donation under brain death from 1999 to 2012 in Japan...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123359/reversal-of-opioid-induced-toxicity
#19
Shrenik P Ostwal, Naveen Salins, Jayita Deodhar
Opioids are commonly used for pain control in palliative care setting. Accumulation of active metabolites of opioids can cause a well-recognized toxidrome including respiratory depression (RD), decreased conscious level, pinpoint pupils, and drop in blood pressure. Opioid toxicity is often associated with amount ingested and its speed of absorption in the body. This can have life-threatening effects on various body systems. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that competitively binds to opioid receptors and reverses all their effects...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122808/study-design-and-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-an-intervention-to-reduce-and-break-up-sitting-time-in-primary-school-classrooms-in-the-uk-the-class-pal-physically-active-learning-programme
#20
Ash C Routen, Stuart J H Biddle, Danielle H Bodicoat, Lorraine Cale, Stacy Clemes, Charlotte L Edwardson, Cris Glazebrook, Deirdre M Harrington, Kamlesh Khunti, Natalie Pearson, Jo Salmon, Lauren B Sherar
INTRODUCTION: Children engage in a high volume of sitting in school, particularly in the classroom. A number of strategies, such as physically active lessons (termed movement integration (MI)), have been developed to integrate physical activity into this learning environment; however, no single approach is likely to meet the needs of all pupils and teachers. This protocol outlines an implementation study of a primary school-based MI intervention: CLASS PAL (Physically Active Learning) programme...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
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