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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342175/immunocontraceptive-target-repertoire-defined-by-systematic-identification-of-sperm-membrane-alloantigens-in-a-single-species
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Nathaly Cormier, John J McGlone, John Leszyk, Daniel M Hardy
Sperm competence in animal fertilization requires the collective activities of numerous sperm-specific proteins that are typically alloimmunogenic in females. Consequently, sperm membrane alloantigens are potential targets for contraceptives that act by blocking the proteins' functions in gamete interactions. Here we used a targeted proteomics approach to identify the major alloantigens in swine sperm membranes and lipid rafts, and thereby systematically defined the repertoire of these sperm-specific proteins in a single species...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341810/beyond-formative-assessments-to-enrich-student-learning
#2
Kulamakan Kulasegaram, Patangi K Rangachari
Formative assessments can enhance and enrich student learning. Typically, these have been used to provide feedback against end-of-course standards and prepare students for summative assessments of performance or measurement of competence. Here, we present the case for using assessments for learning to encompass a wider range of important outcomes. We discuss 1) the rationale for using assessment for learning; 2) guiding theories of expertise that inform assessment for learning; 3) theoretical and empirical evidence; 4) approaches to rigor and validation; and 5) approaches to implementation at multiple levels of the curriculum...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341458/procedural-competency-in-emergency-medicine-training
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Viet Tran, Joanne Cobbett, Lisa Brichko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341054/-a-relational-ethical-model-for-the-assessment-of-decision-making-competence-in-psychiatry
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A Liégeois
Nowadays, partly due to legislation, decision-making competence is playing an ever-increasing role in psychiatry. So far, however, there are no clear criteria for evaluating the actual competence of the procedure.<br/> AIM: To develop a relational ethical model, including criteria and methodology, which can be used to assess and enhance decision-making competence mainly from a relational and ethical perspective.<br/> METHOD: Combination of a review of the literature and ethical reflection. First of all, a limited study was made of the literature relating to the concept of and criteria for decision-making competence...
2018: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340965/emotional-and-social-characteristics-of-stroke-patients-with-low-verbal-memory
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Ewa Zawadzka, Łucja Domańska
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits, especially problems with memory observed after stroke often coexist with patients' experience of difficulties in everyday life situations. AIMS: The purposes of the study were to explore the relationships between verbal memory, emotional functioning and social competence in stroke patients, and to examine the emotional and social condition of stroke patients with low verbal memory. METHODS: Ninety-five participants were assessed with the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile, and the Social Competency Questionnaire...
January 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340856/core-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-what-does-every-anesthesiologist-need-to-know
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Massimiliano Meineri, Gregory L Bryson, Ramiro Arellano, Nikolaos Skubas
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming an integral part of anesthesia practice throughout the world. Despite the growing interest in POCUS among trainees and faculty, POCUS training is variable among universities across Canada. This suggests a need for curriculum development and standardization. International guidelines for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care have common frameworks and may be used as a reference to model anesthesia-specific curricula. The Royal College of Anaesthetists of the United Kingdom currently offers the only nationally approved POCUS curriculum for anesthesia and critical care trainees...
January 16, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340756/differential-effect-of-a-patient-education-transition-intervention-in-adolescents-with-ibd-vs-diabetes
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Silke Schmidt, Henriette Markwart, Franziska Bomba, Holger Muehlan, Annette Findeisen, Martina Kohl, Ingo Menrath, Ute Thyen
Patient education programs (PEPs) to improve disease management are part of standard and regular treatment in adolescents with diabetes. In Germany, youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) receive individual counseling but not PEPs in group settings. Generic PEPs have been developed in order to improve transition from child-centered to adolescent health services. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of a transition-oriented PEP on quality of life (QoL) and self-management in young patients with IBD (PEP naive), compared to patients with diabetes (familiar with PEPs)...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340549/teaching-model-for-evaluation-of-the-ability-and-competence-progress-in-endosuture-in-surgical-skill-laboratory
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Luiz Gonzaga de Moura-Júnior, Almino Ramos, Josemberg Marins Campos, Álvaro Antônio Ferraz, Hermano Ângelo Lima Rocha, Grijalva Otávio Costa
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic manual suturing is probably the most difficult skill to be acquired in minimally invasive surgery. However, laparoscopic exercise endo-sutures can be learned with a simulator and are of great practical importance and clinical applicability, absorbing concepts that are immediately transferred to the operating room. AIM: To assess the progression of skills competence in endo-sutures through realistic simulation model of systematized education...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340341/credentialing-of-hospitalists-in-ultrasound-guided-bedside-procedures-a-position-statement-of-the-society-of-hospital-medicine
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Brian P Lucas, David M Tierney, Trevor P Jensen, Ria Dancel, Joel Cho, Mahmoud El-Barbary, Ricardo Franco-Sadud, Nilam Soni
Ultrasound guidance is used increasingly to perform the following 6 bedside procedures that are core competencies of hospitalists: abdominal paracentesis, arterial catheter placement, arthrocentesis, central venous catheter placement, lumbar puncture, and thoracentesis. Yet most hospitalists have not been certified to perform these procedures, whether using ultrasound guidance or not, by specialty boards or other institutions extramural to their own hospitals. Instead, hospital privileging committees often ask hospitalist group leaders to make ad hoc intramural certification assessments as part of credentialing...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340249/a-streptomycin-resistance-marker-in-h-%C3%A2-parasuis-based-on-site-directed-mutations-in-rpsl-gene-to-perform-unmarked-in-frame-mutations-and-to-verify-natural-transformation
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Ke Dai, Xintian Wen, Yung-Fu Chang, Sanjie Cao, Qin Zhao, Xiaobo Huang, Rui Wu, Yong Huang, Qigui Yan, Xinfeng Han, Xiaoping Ma, Yiping Wen
Haemophilus parasuis is a member of the family Pasteurellaceae and a major causative agent of Glässer's disease. This bacterium is normally a benign swine commensal but may become a deadly pathogen upon penetration into multiple tissues, contributing to severe lesions in swine. We have established a successive natural transformation-based markerless mutation system in this species. However, the two-step mutation system requires screening of natural competent cells, and cannot delete genes which regulate natural competence per se...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339927/factors-affecting-the-cultural-competence-of-visiting-nurses-for-rural-multicultural-family-support-in-south-korea
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Min Hyun Suk, Won-Oak Oh, YeoJin Im
Background: With the recent growth of multicultural families in the Korean society, the importance of the role of qualified visiting nurses in the delivery of culturally sensitive health care has grown dramatically. As the primary health care provider for multicultural families enrolled in public community-based health care centers, the cultural competence of visiting nurses is an essential qualification for the provision of quality health care for multicultural families, especially in rural areas...
2018: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339477/ebola-virus-proteins-np-vp35-and-vp24-are-essential-and-sufficient-to-mediate-nucleocapsid-transport
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Yuki Takamatsu, Larissa Kolesnikova, Stephan Becker
The intracytoplasmic movement of nucleocapsids is a crucial step in the life cycle of enveloped viruses. Determination of the viral components necessary for viral nucleocapsid transport competency is complicated by the dynamic and complex nature of nucleocapsid assembly and the lack of appropriate model systems. Here, we established a live-cell imaging system based on the ectopic expression of fluorescent Ebola virus (EBOV) fusion proteins, allowing the visualization and analysis of the movement of EBOV nucleocapsid-like structures with different protein compositions...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339459/a-novel-two-component-system-of-streptococcus-sanguinis-affecting-functions-associated-with-viability-in-saliva-and-biofilm-formation
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Tarsila M Camargo, Rafael N Stipp, Lívia A Alves, Erika N Harth-Chu, José F Höfling, Renata O Mattos-Graner
Streptococcus sanguinis is a pioneer species of teeth and a common opportunistic pathogen of infective endocarditis. In this study, we identified a two-component system, SptRS Ss , affecting S. sanguinis survival in saliva and biofilm formation. Isogenic mutants of sptRSs (SKsptR) and sptSSs (SKsptS) showed reduced cell counts in ex vivo assays of viability in saliva, compared to parent strain SK36 and complemented mutants. Reduced counts of the mutants in saliva were associated with reduced growth rates in poor nutrient medium (RPMI) and increased susceptibility to deposition of C3b and MAC of the complement system, a defense component of saliva and serum...
January 16, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338663/cultural-competency-in-dementia-care-an-african-american-case-study
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Jennie Leeder Clark, Sarah Phoenix, Ann Choryan Bilbrey, Terese McManis, Kristel Anne Escal, Rohini Arulanantham, Tiana Sisay, Rita Ghatak
Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia. The older population in the United States is growing, and within this demographic ethnic and racial diversity is also on the rise. This article introduces Stanford Health Care's Memory Support Program (MSP) as a model for culturally competent dementia care that spans inpatient and outpatient settings. The case study of an African American patient and family dealing with an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and comorbid conditions is presented and explored to illustrate the MSP model...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338572/implementation-of-additional-prescribing-authorization-among-oncology-pharmacists-in-alberta
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Bianca Au, Deonne Dersch-Mills, Sunita Ghosh, Jennifer Jupp, Carole Chambers, Frances Cusano, Melanie Danilak
Purpose To describe the practice settings and prescribing practices of oncology pharmacists with additional prescribing authorization. Methods A descriptive, cross-sectional survey of all oncology pharmacists in Alberta was conducted using a web-based questionnaire over four weeks between March and April 2016. Pharmacists were identified from the Cancer Services Pharmacy Directory and leadership staff in Alberta Health Services. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the practice setting, prescribing practices, motivators to apply for additional prescribing authorization, and the facilitators and barriers of prescribing...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337662/studies-of-transgenic-mosquitoes-in-disease-endemic-countries-preparation-of-containment-facilities
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M Megan Quinlan, James Mutuku Mutunga, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Moussa Namountougou, Mamadou B Coulibaly, Lakamy Sylla, Jonathan Kayondo, Victor Balyesima, Lorna Clark, Mark Q Benedict, Peter Raymond
Novel approaches to area-wide control of vector species offer promise as additional tools in the fight against vectored diseases. Evaluation of transgenic insect strains aimed at field population control in disease-endemic countries may involve international partnerships and should be done in a stepwise approach, starting with studies in containment facilities. The preparations of both new-build and renovated facilities are described, including working with local and national regulations regarding land use, construction, and biosafety requirements, as well as international guidance to fill any gaps in regulation...
January 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337143/the-role-of-hedgehog-responsive-fibroblasts-in-facial-nerve-regeneration
#17
Gabriela L Bobarnac Dogaru, Subhash C Juneja, Alireza Shokrani, Roseanne Y Hui, Yang Chai, Jon-Paul Pepper
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve paralysis is a significant cause of morbidity, affecting facial appearance, emotional expression, speech, oral competence, and vision. A more complete understanding of the complex cellular events required for successful nerve regeneration may reveal new therapeutic targets. The role of fibroblasts in regeneration, and the process by which the nerve reforms its three-dimensional structure after a transection injury, are not fully understood. The Hedgehog signaling pathway has been shown to mediate nerve sheath formation during development...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337120/deriving-dorsal-spinal-sensory-interneurons-from-human-pluripotent-stem%C3%A2-cells
#18
Sandeep Gupta, Daniel Sivalingam, Samantha Hain, Christian Makkar, Enrique Sosa, Amander Clark, Samantha J Butler
Cellular replacement therapies for neurological conditions use human embryonic stem cell (hESC)- or induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neurons to replace damaged or diseased populations of neurons. For the spinal cord, significant progress has been made generating the in-vitro-derived motor neurons required to restore coordinated movement. However, there is as yet no protocol to generate in-vitro-derived sensory interneurons (INs), which permit perception of the environment. Here, we report on the development of a directed differentiation protocol to derive sensory INs for both hESCs and hiPSCs...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336921/legal-and-policy-issues-for-lgbt-patients-with-cancer-or-at-elevated-risk-of-cancer
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REVIEW
Sean R Cahill
OBJECTIVE: To understand the major legal and policy issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cancer patients. DATA SOURCES: LGBT health policy research. CONCLUSION: Major policy issues include discrimination, lack of cultural competency and clinically appropriate care, insurance coverage, family recognition, and sexual orientation and gender identity data collection. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nurses play a major role in providing affirming and competent care to LGBT cancer patients...
January 11, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336666/educational-needs-of-health-professionals-caring-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
#20
Natalie K Bradford, Rebecca Greenslade, Rachel M Edwards, Rebekah Orford, Jane Roach, Roslyn Henney
BACKGROUND: Young people with cancer have distinct clinical and psychosocial needs during and after cancer treatment. However, as adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer is rare, and only recently recognized as specialty, health professionals may not have the skills, competence, and confidence to meet the needs of the young patient with cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the learning needs of health professionals providing cancer care to adolescents and young adults before and following the introduction of a state-wide AYA cancer education program...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
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