Unfallchirurg 2022 04 25;125(4):336-338. Epub 2022 Jan 25.
Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Intensiv- und Schmerzmedizin, BG Klinikum Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin gGmbH, Warener Str. 7, 12683, Berlin, Deutschland.
J Int Adv Otol 2022 May;18(3):219-224
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head - Neck Surgery and Audiology, Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark; Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), The Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark.
Background: Cochlear implantation requires excellent surgical skills; virtual reality simulation training is an effective method for acquiring basic competency in temporal bone surgery before progression to cadaver dissection. However, cochlear implantation virtual reality simulation training remains largely unexplored and only one simulator currently supports the training of the cochlear implantation electrode insertion. Here, we aim to evaluate the effect of cochlear implantation virtual reality simulation training on subsequent cadaver dissection performance and self-directedness. Read More
Curr Top Behav Neurosci 2022 May 24. Epub 2022 May 24.
Stanley Division of Developmental Neurovirology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
There is increasingly compelling evidence that microorganisms may play an etiological role in the emergence of mental illness in a subset of the population. Historically, most work has focused on the neurotrophic herpesviruses, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as well as the protozoan, Toxoplasma gondii. In this chapter, we provide an umbrella review of this literature and additionally highlight prospective studies that allow more mechanistic conclusions to be drawn. Read More
Ann Fam Med 2022 May-Jun;20(3):255-261
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
Purpose: Despite the growing popularity of stepped-wedge cluster randomized trials (SW-CRTs) for practice-based research, the design's advantages and challenges are not well documented. The objective of this study was to identify the advantages and challenges of the SW-CRT design for large-scale intervention implementations in primary care settings.Methods: The EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health initiative, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, included a large collection of SW-CRTs. Read More