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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817433/class-wide-access-to-a-commercial-step-1-question-bank-during-preclinical-organ-based-modules-a-pilot-project
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James H Baños, Mark E Pepin, Nicholas Van Wagoner
PURPOSE: The authors examined the usefulness of a commercially available Step 1 question bank as a formative academic support tool throughout organ-based modules in an integrated preclinical medical curriculum. The authors also determined the extent to which correlation between question bank utilization and academic metrics varied with Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores. METHOD: In 2015, a cohort of 185 first-year medical students at University of Alabama School of Medicine were provided with 18-month full access to a commercially available Step 1 question bank of over 2,100 items throughout organ-based modules, although there were no requirements for use...
August 16, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817155/genetic-variation-of-15-autosomal-strs-in-a-population-sample-of-bedouins-residing-in-the-area-of-the-fourth-nile-cataract-sudan
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Andrzej Ossowski, Jaroslaw Piatek, Miroslaw Parafiniuk, Aleksandra Pudlo, Witold Pepinski, Malgorzata Skawronska, Michal Szeremeta, Anna Niemcunowicz-Janica, Ireneusz Soltyszewski
The purpose of the paper was to report allelic frequencies of 15 autosomal STR markers (AmpFlSTR NGM PCR Amplification Kit) for Bedouin inhabitants in the area of the Fourth Nile Cataract in Sudan, and compute commonly used population and forensic biostatistical parameters. Buccal swabs were collected from 117 unrelated individuals. DNA was extracted using DNA QIAamp(®) DNA Mini Kit, and quantitated with Quantifiler Human Quantification Kit in a 7500 Real-Time PCR System. Amplification of 15 AmpFlSTR NGM PCR Kit loci was performed in PCR System 9700...
August 17, 2017: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816168/domestic-job-shortage-or-job-maldistribution-a%C3%A2-geographic-analysis-of-the-current-radiation%C3%A2-oncology-job-market
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Mudit Chowdhary, Arpit M Chhabra, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Jaymin Jhaveri, Neilayan Sen, Pretesh R Patel, Walter J Curran, Ross A Abrams, Kirtesh R Patel, Gaurav Marwaha
PURPOSE: To examine whether permanent radiation oncologist (RO) employment opportunities vary based on geography. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A database of full-time RO jobs was created by use of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Career Center website posts between March 28, 2016, and March 31, 2017. Jobs were first classified by region based on US Census Bureau data. Jobs were further categorized as academic or nonacademic depending on the employer. The prevalence of job openings per 10 million population was calculated to account for regional population differences...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812161/a-proficiency-based-virtual-reality-endoscopy-curriculum-improves-performance-on-the-fundamentals-of-endoscopic-surgery-examination
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Daniel A Hashimoto, Emil Petrusa, Roy Phitayakorn, Christina Valle, Brenna Casey, Denise Gee
INTRODUCTION: The fundamentals of endoscopic surgery (FES) examination is a national test of knowledge and skill in flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy. The skill portion of the examination involves five tasks that assesses the following skills: scope navigation, loop reduction, mucosal inspection, retroflexion, and targeting. This project aimed to assess the efficacy of a proficiency-based virtual reality (VR) curriculum in preparing residents for the FES skills exam. METHODS: Experienced (>100 career colonoscopies) and inexperienced endoscopists (<50 career colonoscopies) were recruited to participate...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811132/relative-changes-in-earned-income-five-years-after-diagnosis-with-diabetes-a-register-based-study-1996-2012
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Bryan Cleal, Ulrik Haagen Panton, Ingrid Willaing, Richard I G Holt
OBJECTIVE: With previous studies indicating that diabetes affects employment status and lifetime earnings, the aim of this study was to determine the impact on earnings in the immediate period after diagnosis. Recognising that earnings and employment status are dynamic over the life course, we matched people with diabetes to counterparts in the general population and compared nominal growth in earned income five calendar years after diagnosis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The study draws upon Danish population registers...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807457/identification-of-pseudobulbar-affect-symptoms-in-the-nursing-home-setting-development-and-assessment-of-a-screening-tool
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Carrie Allen, Barbara Zarowitz, Terrence O'Shea, Edward Peterson, Charles Yonan, Fanta Waterman
Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) is a neurologic condition characterized by involuntary outbursts of crying and/or laughing disproportionate to patient mood or social context. Although an estimated 9% of nursing home residents have symptoms suggestive of PBA, they are not routinely screened. Our goal was to develop an electronic screening tool based upon characteristics common to nursing home residents with PBA identified through medical record data. Nursing home residents with PBA treated with dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate (n = 140) were compared to age-, gender-, and dementia-diagnosis-matched controls without PBA or treatment (n = 140)...
August 11, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806942/impact-of-inpatient-care-in-emergency-department-on-outcomes-a-quasi-experimental-cohort-study
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Aisha Lateef, Soo Hoon Lee, Dale Andrew Fisher, Wei-Ping Goh, Hui Fen Han, Uma Chandra Segara, Tiong Beng Sim, Malcolm Mahadehvan, Khean Teik Goh, Noel Cheah, Aymeric Yt Lim, Phillip H Phan, Reshma A Merchant
BACKGROUND: Hospitals around the world are faced with the issue of boarders in emergency department (ED), patients marked for admission but with no available inpatient bed. Boarder status is known to be associated with delayed inpatient care and suboptimal outcomes. A new care delivery system was developed in our institution where boarders received full inpatient care from a designated medical team, acute medical team (AMT), while still residing at ED. The current study examines the impact of this AMT intervention on patient outcomes...
August 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805176/estimating-the-risk-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcus-infection-in-care-home-residents-in-england-2009-2010
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M Saavedra-Campos, B Simone, S Balasegaram, A Wright, M Usdin, T Lamagni
Invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections cause severe disease and death, especially in residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In order to inform iGAS prevention, we compared the risk of iGAS in LTCF residents and community residents. We identified LTCF residents among cases of iGAS from national surveillance (2009-2010) using postcode matching, and cases of hospital-acquired infections via hospital admission records. We used Poisson regression to calculate incidence rate ratios (IRR) and logistic regression to explore factors associated with case fatality rate (CFR)...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802569/gender-and-subspecialty-of-urology-faculty-in-department-based-leadership-roles
#9
Julia Han, Stephanie Stillings, Harold Hamann, Russell Terry, Louis Moy
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the current gender and subspecialty of those holding academic departmental administrative and educational leadership roles in urology. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of U.S. Urology Residency Programs in 2016 to 2017. Inclusion criteria were participation in the Urology Residency Match Program and having a department of urology website. From June 1, 2016 to August 20, 2016, each department's website was queried...
August 9, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801082/-how-to-videos-improve-residents-performance-of-essential-perioperative-electronic-medical-records-and-clinical-tasks
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Veronica Zoghbi, Robert C Caskey, Kristoffel R Dumon, Jacqueline M Soegaard Ballester, Ari D Brooks, Jon B Morris, Daniel T Dempsey
OBJECTIVE: The ability to use electronic medical records (EMR) is an essential skill for surgical residents. However, frustration and anxiety surrounding EMR tasks may detract from clinical performance. We created a series of brief, 1-3 minutes "how to" videos demonstrating 7 key perioperative EMR tasks: booking OR cases, placing preprocedure orders, ordering negative-pressure wound dressing supplies, updating day-of-surgery history and physical notes, writing brief operative notes, discharging patients from the postanesthesia care unit, and checking vital signs...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796655/effects-of-childhood-gymnastics-program-on-spatial-working-memory
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Shu-Shih Hsieh, Chih-Chien Lin, Yu-Kai Chang, Chun-Ju Huang, Tsung-Min Hung
PURPOSE: A growing body of evidence has demonstrated the positive effects of physical exercise on cognition in children, and recent studies have specifically investigated the cognitive benefits of exercises involving cognitive-motor interactions, such as gymnastics. This study examined the effect of 8 weeks of gymnastics training on behavioral and neurophysiological measures of spatial working memory in children. METHODS: Forty-four children aged 7 to 10 yrs were recruited...
August 7, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796009/different-exposures-to-risk-factors-do-not-explain-the-inverse-relationship-of-occurrence-between-cancer-and-neurodegenerative-diseases-an-italian-nested-case-control-study
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Federica Prinelli, Fulvio Adorni, Maria Lea Correa Leite, Carla Pettenati, Antonio Russo, Simona Di Santo, Massimo Musicco
Several studies reported that cancer is less frequent in persons with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases (AD/PD) and vice-versa. We evaluated whether a different distribution of known nongenetic risk factors for cancer and AD/PD, might explain their inverse relationship of occurrence. We nested 2 case-control studies in a subsample of a large cohort of 1,000,000 resident in Lombardy Region in Italy (n=1515), followed-up for cancer and AD/PD occurrence since 1991 until 2012. Conditional logistic regression was performed to determine the odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of AD/PD in subjects with and without cancer and the risk of cancer in those with and without AD/PD...
August 8, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794060/assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-psychological-well-being-of-children-and-adolescents-with-obesity-enrolled-in-a-new-zealand-community-based-intervention-programme-an-observational-study
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Yvonne C Anderson, Lisa E Wynter, Katharine F Treves, Cameron C Grant, Joanna M Stewart, Tami L Cave, Trecia A Wouldes, José G B Derraik, Wayne S Cutfield, Paul L Hofman
OBJECTIVE: To describe health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and psychological well-being of children and adolescents at enrolment in a multidisciplinary community-based obesity programme and to determine association with ethnicity. This programme targeted indigenous people and those from most deprived households. Further, this cohort was compared with other populations/normative data. METHODS: This study examines baseline demographic data of an unblinded randomised controlled clinical trial...
August 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783751/animal-related-factors-associated-with-moderate-to-severe-diarrhea-in-children-younger-than-five-years-in-western-kenya-a-matched-case-control-study
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Anne Conan, Ciara E O'Reilly, Eric Ogola, J Benjamin Ochieng, Anna J Blackstock, Richard Omore, Linus Ochieng, Fenny Moke, Michele B Parsons, Lihua Xiao, Dawn Roellig, Tamer H Farag, James P Nataro, Karen L Kotloff, Myron M Levine, Eric D Mintz, Robert F Breiman, Sarah Cleaveland, Darryn L Knobel
BACKGROUND: Diarrheal disease remains among the leading causes of global mortality in children younger than 5 years. Exposure to domestic animals may be a risk factor for diarrheal disease. The objectives of this study were to identify animal-related exposures associated with cases of moderate-to-severe diarrhea (MSD) in children in rural western Kenya, and to identify the major zoonotic enteric pathogens present in domestic animals residing in the homesteads of case and control children...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783552/a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials-assessing-the-effects-of-probiotic-preparations-on-oral-candidiasis-in-the-elderly
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Ruixue Ai, Jiao Wei, Danhua Ma, Lu Jiang, Hongxia Dan, Yu Zhou, Ning Ji, Xin Zeng, Qianming Chen
OBJECTIVE: Oral candidiasis is the most common fungal infection and can be attributed in part to dysbiosis, an imbalance in the resident oral microflora. Therefore, probiotics, which counter pathogenic microorganisms through competitive, antagonistic, and immunological effects, have been used by some clinicians. To date, the effect of probiotics in preventing oral candidiasis in the elderly is controversial. A systematic review that summarizes and critically appraises the available clinical trials is therefore necessary...
April 30, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782114/cancer-survivorship-and-opioid-prescribing-rates-a-population-based-matched-cohort-study-among-individuals-with-and-without-a-history-of-cancer
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Rinku Sutradhar, Armend Lokku, Lisa Barbera
BACKGROUND: Little is known about opioid prescribing among individuals who have survived cancer. Our aim is to examine a predominantly socio-economically disadvantaged population for differences in opioid prescribing rates among cancer survivors compared with matched controls without a prior diagnosis of cancer. METHODS: This was a retrospective population-wide matched cohort study. Starting in 2010, individuals residing in Ontario, Canada, who were 18 to 64 years of age and at least 5 years past their cancer diagnosis were matched to controls without a prior cancer diagnosis based on sex and calendar year of birth...
August 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780439/ethnic-density-immigrant-enclaves-and-latino-health-risks-a-propensity-score-matching-approach
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Kelin Li, Ming Wen, Kevin A Henry
Whether minority concentration in a neighborhood exposes residents to, or protects them from, health risks has generated burgeoning scholarly interests; yet endogeneity as a result of neighborhood selection largely remains unclear in the literature. This study addresses such endogeneity and simultaneously investigates the roles of co-ethnic density and immigrant enclaves in influencing high blood pressure and high cholesterol level among Latinos, the largest minority group in the United States. Pooled cross-sectional data that included both native and foreign-born Latinos of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and other origins (N = 1563) from the 2006 and 2008 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey were linked to census-tract profiles from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey...
July 25, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777669/impact-of-radiofrequency-radiation-on-dna-damage-and-antioxidants-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-humans-residing-in-the-vicinity-of-mobile-phone-base-stations
#18
Zothansiama, Mary Zosangzuali, Miriam Lalramdinpuii, Ganesh Chandra Jagetia
Radiofrequency radiations (RFRs) emitted by mobile phone base stations have raised concerns on its adverse impact on humans residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations. Therefore, the present study was envisaged to evaluate the effect of RFR on the DNA damage and antioxidant status in cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes (HPBLs) of individuals residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations and comparing it with healthy controls. The study groups matched for various demographic data including age, gender, dietary pattern, smoking habit, alcohol consumption, duration of mobile phone use and average daily mobile phone use...
August 4, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770179/risk-factors-for-breast-cancer-in-gaza-strip-palestine-a-case-control-study
#19
Mueen Kariri, Marwan O Jalambo, Basil Kanou, Saleh Deqes, Samaher Younis, Baker Zabut, Usama Balawi
Breast cancer (BC) is the main common cause of cancer mortality among women in the world. This study aims at investigating BC epidemiology and identifying the different risk factors associated and the most affecting ones among women in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. This study was a hospital-based case-control (1:2), as the study was carried out over the period of October 2014 to February 2015. A total of 105 BC patients, chosen from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and European hospital for the south governorate, were the case and compared to 209 women as a control group who matched the cases in age, residence, and with no history of breast problems...
July 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770111/estimates-of-uterine-rupture-bad-outcomes-using-propensity-score-and-determinants-of-uterine-rupture-in-mizan-tepi-university-teaching-hospital-case-control-study
#20
Tegene Legese Dadi, Teklemariam Ergat Yarinbab
BACKGROUND: Uterine rupture is a tear in the wall of uterus which carries grave risks to the mother as well as her baby. OBJECTIVES: To estimate uterine rupture bad outcomes using propensity score and its determinants in Mizan-Tepi University teaching hospital. METHODS: A case control study on 363 participants, 121 cases and 242 controls, was conducted. Data was analyzed by STATA 14. Propensity score matching analysis was used to see causes...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
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