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A report of the 17th congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine.

Regen Ther 2018 Dec 7;9:10-14. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.

The 17th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine was held on March 21-23, 2018 at PACIFICO Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture) with 3860 participants. The theme of the congress was 'The Integration of Wisdom from All Sectors.' With this theme, this congress aimed to provide people from all sectors (including individuals from various industries, regulatory authorities, academia, and citizens) with opportunities for exchanging views on regenerative medicine under one roof. Read More

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December 2018

Introduction to Seminars in Neurology.

Semin Pediatr Neurol 2018 Dec 14;28:1-2. Epub 2018 May 14.

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December 2018

Immediate Effects of Dry Needling as a Novel Strategy for Hamstring Flexibility: A Single Blinded Clinical Pilot Study.

J Sport Rehabil 2018 Dec 11:1-23. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

4 Bethesda Physiocare, Bethesda, MD, USA; Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Context:: There are numerous studies on the benefits of dry needling (DN) for pain relief. No studies exist examining the effects of DN on hamstring flexibility.

Objective:: To determine the immediate effects of dry needling (DN) on hamstring flexibility in healthy subjects with shortened hamstrings. Read More

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December 2018

Understanding and evaluating new models of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in South-East England: a study protocol for an observational mixed-methods study.

BMJ Open 2018 Dec 4;8(12):e024230. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Introduction: Increased demand for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), alongside concerns that services should be better commissioned to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, has contributed to a requirement to transform services to improve accessibility, quality of care and health outcomes. Following the submission of government-mandated transformation plans for CAMHS, services in England are changing in how, where and by whom they are delivered. This protocol describes the research methods to be applied to understand CAMHS transformations and evaluate the impact on the use of mental health services, patient care, satisfaction, health outcomes and health resource utilisation costs. Read More

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December 2018

Multiple-therapy-resistant major depressive disorder: a clinically important concept.

Br J Psychiatry 2018 May;212(5):274-278

Centre for Affective Disorders,Institute of Psychiatry,Psychology and Neuroscience,King's College London,London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust,London.

SummaryMany novel therapeutic options for depression exist that are either not mentioned in clinical guidelines or recommended only for use in highly specialist services. The challenge faced by clinicians is when it might be appropriate to consider such 'non-standard' interventions. This analysis proposes a framework to aid this decision. Read More

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May 2018
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US-Czech conference strengthens bilateral and multidisciplinary collaborations in nanotechnology and chemistry.

Nanotechnology 2019 Feb 4;30(5):052501. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO 80305, United States of America.

There are several methods to encourage bilateral and multidisciplinary collaborations-the most oft-used and effective include technical conferences, workshops, and seminars with the optimal combination of people, agenda, and length. However, this balance is difficult to attain, especially for meetings across academic disciplines and geographic borders. For nearly two decades, the US National Academies have developed a series of bilateral meetings to bring together scientists in different countries, which appear to have addressed such challenges via concise meetings with select emerging leaders from disparate fields and sectors. Read More

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February 2019

Training in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention: A 50-Year Journey From Makarska to Goa.

Authors:
George A Mensah

Glob Heart 2018 12;13(4):355-362

Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Electronic address:

The first International Ten-Day Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention was held in Makarska, in the former Yugoslavia in August 1968. The goals of the Seminar were to help bridge the gap between cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology, promote international collaboration, and provide training in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. The 50th Seminar took place in Goa, India in June 2018. Read More

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December 2018
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Knowledge, perception and attitude about Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) among medical and pharmacy students of Pakistan.

BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 3;18(1):1333. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.

Background: Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic (CCHF) is a deadly tick born disease caused by a virus of genus Nairovirus and is endemic in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Eastern areas of Europe. Pakistan is a CCHF endemic country with a constant threat of sporadic outbreaks. Health care workers are more prone to CCHF, hence, it is a prerequisite for members of the healthcare team to stay abreast with current knowledge and display positive attitude and perception. Read More

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December 2018
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Improving social inclusion for people with dementia and carers through sharing dance: a qualitative sequential continuum of care pilot study protocol.

BMJ Open 2018 Nov 28;8(11):e026912. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada.

Introduction: This study examines the potential of dance to improve social inclusion for people living with dementia and carers. Research suggests that arts-based programmes can improve the health of people living with dementia and carers; however, little is known about how these programmes might address barriers to social inclusion. Addressing barriers requires the development and evaluation of accessible, non-stigmatising and affordable programmes that facilitate social inclusion across the continuum of institutional, community and household care settings. Read More

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November 2018
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Modeling Meets Metabolomics-The WormJam Consensus Model as Basis for Metabolic Studies in the Model Organism .

Front Mol Biosci 2018 14;5:96. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Epigenetics Department, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Metabolism is one of the attributes of life and supplies energy and building blocks to organisms. Therefore, understanding metabolism is crucial for the understanding of complex biological phenomena. Despite having been in the focus of research for centuries, our picture of metabolism is still incomplete. Read More

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November 2018
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Editorial Seminars in MSK Radiology.

J Belg Soc Radiol 2017 Dec 16;101(Suppl 2). Epub 2017 Dec 16.

AZ Sint-Maarten Duffel-Mechelen and University (Hospital) Antwerp/Ghent, BE.

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December 2017
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Teaching metabolism with scientific articles: A new approach.

Biochem Mol Biol Educ 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Biochemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Scientific articles have been explored as a didactic resource in the teaching of Biochemistry, as well as in other areas of science. This teaching strategy contributes to the learning and understanding of specific concepts, and development of the skills, necessary for the research training of students. The present study investigated the use of scientific articles in the Topics in Metabolism course, which was offered to Biochemistry graduate students, at the University of São Paulo. Read More

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November 2018
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Teaching the principles of safe prescribing to a mixed profession postgraduate cohort: program development.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 30;11:635-644. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Background: Prescribing medicines is a complex task. A robust prerequisite curriculum that enables the efficient and consistent training of safe and effective prescribers is important. Despite differing prescribing contexts and professional attributes, the core elements of safe and effective prescribing relevant to all prescribers can be identified. Read More

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October 2018
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Seeking Good Nurses with a Story to Tell.

Authors:
Madeleine Mysko

Am J Nurs 2018 Dec;118(12):65

Madeleine Mysko coordinates AJN's monthly Reflections column and is a poet, novelist, essayist, and graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars who has taught creative writing in Baltimore, MD, for many years. Off the Charts is coordinated by Jacob Molyneux, senior editor:

Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www. Read More

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December 2018
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Influence of contextual factors on quality of primary care in children with asthma.

J Eval Clin Pract 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Objective: Asthma is a common chronic disease among children, quality assurance is thus important. Adherence to pre-specified quality indicators of practice guidelines could be used to assess the quality of asthma care. The aim was to estimate which contextual factors that had an influence on the primary health care centres (PHCs) adherence to the quality indicators as stated in the practice guidelines. Read More

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November 2018
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Knowledge and awareness of optimal use of reporting guidelines in paediatricians: A cross-sectional study.

Turk Pediatri Ars 2018 Sep 1;53(3):163-168. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Clinic of Pediatrics, Institute of Public Health, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate pediatricians' ideas and awareness of reporting guidelines of scientific researches, as well as the use of these guidelines in routine practice.

Material And Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted among pediatricians working at two of the largest pediatric hospitals in Ankara. The pediatricians were asked to complete a 13-item questionnaire in Turkish about reporting guidelines and the Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research internet network, and their level of knowledge, awareness, and use of these guidelines were investigated. Read More

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September 2018
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Immunology beliefs as a factor in vaccine opposition among complementary and alternative medical providers.

SAGE Open Med 2018 31;6:2050312118807625. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA.

Objectives: Parental pediatric vaccine decisions are influenced by parents' health provider networks. Complementary and alternative medical providers may be key influences in the networks of those parents who do not vaccinate their children.

Methods: From March to July 2013, we conducted semi-structured interviews of Oregon complementary and alternative medical providers ( = 36) in five disciplines likely to treat parents or children, or both, and whose practitioners are known to express opinions about vaccines and vaccination. Read More

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October 2018
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Seminars in cell and developmental biology.

Semin Cell Dev Biol 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Australia. Electronic address:

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November 2018
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Rewriting neural pathways to stop depressive distress in a suspended space away from everyday life.

Psychiatr Danub 2018 Nov;30(Suppl 7):457-462

Research Center and Psychological Training "Genius Academy", Via C.A. Jemolo 83, Rome, Italy,

An increasing number of human behavior scholars are redirecting their professional curiosity towards studies carried out with innovative research and intervention methods, far from the obsolete and reductive systems of analysis of the past. As part of these studies, aimed at the individual's bio-psycho-social betterment, the fascinating perspective of using the opportunities offered by a trip as a catalyst for important changes, has an important place. A sort of 'Journey' in the Journey, in which the suspended space-time of a travel can be the frame for innovative and interesting situations of parallel discovery of one's inner world. Read More

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November 2018
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Computing for Medicine: Can We Prepare Medical Students for the Future?

Acad Med 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

M. Law is associate professor, Family Medicine, and director, Foundations, MD Program, University of Toronto, and director, Medical Education, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9746-6381. P. Veinot is an independent research consultant, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. J. Campbell is associate professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M. Craig is associate professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M. Mylopoulos is associate professor, Faculty of Medicine, and scientist, Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Problem: Technology can transform health care; future physicians need to keep pace to ensure optimal patient care. Because future doctors are poorly prepared in computer literacy, the authors designed a computer programming certificate course. This Innovation Report describes the course and findings from a qualitative study to understand the ways it prepares medical students to use computing science and technology in medicine. Read More

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November 2018
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Interprofessional education among Nigerian clinical students: implications for interprofessional care (A mixed method analysis).

J Interprof Care 2018 Nov 14:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Department of Physiotherapy , College of Medicine, University of Ibadan , Ibadan , Nigeria.

Interprofessional education (IPE) is effective for teaching health profession students about the roles of different healthcare professionals for collaborative practice. This study was designed to investigate clinical students' awareness, knowledge, and perception of IPE. A mixed method convergent parallel design of Cross-Sectional Survey (CSS) and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was used. Read More

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November 2018
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Knowledge Management for Fostering Biostatistical Collaboration within a Research Network: The RTRN Case Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 Nov 12;15(11). Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 911 Broxton Ave, Room 103, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA.

: While the intellectual and scientific rationale for research collaboration has been articulated, a paucity of information is available on a strategic approach to facilitate the collaboration within a research network designed to reduce health disparities. This study aimed to (1) develop a conceptual model to facilitate collaboration among biostatisticians in a research network; (2) describe collaborative engagement performed by the Network's Data Coordinating Center (DCC); and (3) discuss potential challenges and opportunities in engaging the collaboration. : Key components of the strategic approach will be developed through a systematic literature review. Read More

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November 2018
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Universal parental support for parents of adolescents: Who wants municipality-based parental support and in what form?

Scand J Psychol 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Parenting a child through adolescence can be a challenge for many parents; adolescents go through notable developmental, physical, and psychological changes that affect the relationships around them. Most parents find parental support during these years important. These young people's relationships with their parents are important to their mental health, but although parental support is universally available to parents of younger children, it is still scarce for parents of adolescents. Read More

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November 2018
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Web-Based Educational Seminars Compare Favorably with In-House Seminars for Bariatric Surgery Patients.

Obes Surg 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Surgery, Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 122, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

Background: Comprehensive preparative patient education is a key element in bariatric patient success. The primary objective of this study was to compare attrition rates, demographics, and surgery outcomes between patients who participated in the online vs in-house preparative seminars.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed involving patients who chose to participate in online vs in-house educational seminar between July of 2014 and December of 2016. Read More

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November 2018

Support Needs of Patients with Cushing's Disease and Cushing's Syndrome: Results of a Survey Conducted in Germany and the USA.

Int J Endocrinol 2018 9;2018:9014768. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Duisburg-Essen, 45147 Essen, Germany.

Background: Cushing's disease (CD) and Cushing's syndrome (CS) are chronic illnesses, characterized by symptoms of prolonged hypercortisolism, which often changes to hypocortisolism after successful treatment. In view of the high disease burden of CD/CS patients and long-term impaired quality of life, the present survey was conducted to gain information about subjective illness distress and patients' specific needs in terms of supportive measures beyond medical interventions.

Patients And Methods: Cross-sectional questionnaire study including patients with CD treated in 2 German neurosurgical tertiary referral centers and CD/CS patient members of a US-based patient support group completed a survey inquiring about disease burden, coping strategies, and support needs. Read More

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October 2018
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Important Information Regarding Continuing Education Units for through AAA and ASHA.

Semin Hear 2018 Nov 26;39(4):345-346. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Eye and Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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November 2018
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Age-Focused Design - A Pedagogical Approach Integrating Empathy and Embodiment.

Stud Health Technol Inform 2018 ;256:12-24

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

Architects seldom design for themselves, yet in the course of studying architecture one is rarely presented with the opportunity to design for a real client. The abstract nature of this education model leads to a focus that typically prioritizes formal or technical design exploration and de-emphasizes the role of the user. While Universal Design centers human bodies within design practice, the broad and often vague ambition of universality is difficult for students to engage within an academic context. Read More

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January 2018
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Meet the researchers: an alternative method of engaging patients with research in mesothelioma.

Res Involv Engagem 2018 15;4:33. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund, c/o Irwin Mitchell, Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, S3 8DT2 UK.

Plain English Summary: There are new ways to engage people with science and research but many patient support groups and charitable organisations still hold traditional meetings to provide updates on their activities and to report new developments in their field of interest. These meetings often feature presentations given by medical doctors or, in the case of research-focussed organisations, by research scientists.Receiving feedback from people who are confused and sometimes upset by some types of information, and the way it is presented at meetings, made us think about better ways for researchers to discuss their ideas for new research, or share the findings from completed projects, with patients and members of the public. Read More

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October 2018
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Assessment of Silicosis Awareness among Stone Mine Workers of Rajasthan State.

Indian J Occup Environ Med 2018 May-Aug;22(2):97-100

Department of Occupational Health, National Institute of Miners' Health, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Background: Silicosis is a known occupational lung disease prevalent among stone mine workers. It is commonly characterized by cough and shortening of breath, and is occasionally associated with tuberculosis and lung carcinogenicity. Silicosis is one of the major occupational disease all over the world and poses detrimental health effects to the workers in developing countries like India. Read More

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October 2018
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Cuba Sí. Cancer No.

Semin Oncol 2018 01 1;45(1-2):11. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Seminars in Oncology. Electronic address:

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January 2018
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The Next Generation Scientist program: capacity-building for future scientific leaders in low- and middle-income countries.

BMC Med Educ 2018 Oct 10;18(1):233. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: Scientific and professional development opportunities for early career scientists in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) are limited and not consistent. There is a disproportionately low number of biomedical and clinical researchers in LMIC's relative to their high burden of disease, a disparity that is aggravated by emigration of up to 70% of scientists from their countries of birth for education and employment elsewhere. To help address this need, a novel University-accredited, immersive fellowship program was established by a large public-academic-private network. Read More

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October 2018
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Student perception of peer teaching and learning in pathology: A qualitative analysis of modified seminars, fishbowls, and interactive classroom activities.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018 Oct-Dec;61(4):537-544

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Context: Peer-assisted teaching and learning (PTL) is being experimented in different medical universities worldwide. It is a learner-centered approach involving students through active learning strategies.

Aims: To study the student perception of PTL in methods such as group-led seminars and fishbowls, in classroom through various interactive activities; compare and find out the student acceptability and efficacy of each of these methods in learning conceptual topics such as various types of anemia. Read More

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October 2018
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Development and implementation of an advance care planning program in Catalonia, Spain.

Palliat Support Care 2018 Oct 5:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

The Qualy Observatory-World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Public Health Palliative Care Programs (WHOCC-ICO),Catalan Institute of Oncology, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat,Barcelona,Spain.

Objective: Implementation of an advance care planning (ACP) program for people with advanced chronic conditions is a complex process. The aims of this paper are to describe (1) the development of the ACP program in Catalonia, Spain, for patients with advanced chronic conditions and complex needs and (2) the preliminary results of the implementation of this program in health and social services.

Method: The ACP program was developed and implemented in a four-stage process as follows: (1) design and organization of the project; (2) selection of the professionals to carry out the project; (3) creation of four working groups to develop the conceptual model, guidelines, training program, and perform a qualitative evaluation; and (4) project implementation. Read More

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October 2018
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Effect of national HIV testing recommendations and local interventions on HIV testing practices in a Swiss university hospital: a retrospective analysis between 2012 and 2015.

BMJ Open 2018 Oct 3;8(10):e021203. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Infectious Diseases Service, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Objectives: Despite HIV testing recommendations published by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) since 2007, many individuals living with HIV are diagnosed late in Switzerland. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of the 2013 FOPH HIV testing recommendations on HIV testing rates.

Setting: Ten clinical services at Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. Read More

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October 2018
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Deployment and Disaster Medicine in an Undergraduate Teaching Module.

Mil Med 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Clinic for Traumatology and Orthopedics, Septic-Reconstructive Surgery, Research and Treatment Center for Complex Combat Injuries, Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin, Scharnhorststrasse 13, Berlin, Germany.

Introduction: Modern health systems have to respond to a wide variety of catastrophic scenarios, from natural disasters to terror attacks. It is reasonable to already start educational approaches for physicians in this field at medical school level. An approach combining civilian disaster medicine and military deployment medicine can be beneficial both for clinical strategies and in undergraduate teaching. Read More

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October 2018
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Melioidosis in Vietnam: Recently Improved Recognition but still an Uncertain Disease Burden after Almost a Century of Reporting.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2018 Apr 9;3(2). Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Institute of Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine, Medical University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria.

The first cases of human melioidosis were described in Vietnam in the 1920s, almost a century ago. It was in Vietnam in the thirties that the saprophytic nature of was first recognized. Although a significant number of French and U. Read More

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April 2018
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Congress report: A report of the 16th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine.

Regen Ther 2018 Jun 23;8:15-19. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

Department of Stem Cell Biology and Histology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8575, Japan.

The 16th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine was held from March 7-9, 2017, at Sendai International Center (Sendai city). The theme of this congress was "the renaissance of regenerative medicine" and it was an opportunity for information exchange between industry-leading researchers, doctors/dentists, and industry professionals. The objectives of the congress were to provide a place to promote and develop research in regenerative medicine. Read More

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June 2018
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Women's visibility in academic seminars: Women ask fewer questions than men.

PLoS One 2018 27;13(9):e0202743. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Essex, United Kingdom.

The attrition of women in academic careers is a major concern, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics subjects. One factor that can contribute to the attrition is the lack of visible role models for women in academia. At early career stages, the behaviour of the local community may play a formative role in identifying ingroup role models, shaping women's impressions of whether or not they can be successful in academia. Read More

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September 2018
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Establishing an Interdisciplinary Compulsory Elective Subject 'Spine' in the Curriculum of the University Study Course of Human Medicine.

Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech 2018 ;85(3):165-170

Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Jena, Campus Eisenberg, Eisenberg, Germany.

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Back pain and pathologies of the spine are among the main reasons why people consult a doctor, both general practitioners and paediatricians, as well as, specifically, orthopaedists, surgeons, and neurosurgeons. This involvement of different faculties calls for a high degree of interdisciplinary co-operation. In order to mediate these aspects of spine-specific diagnostics, therapy, and research to students during their studies and to promote up-and-coming specialists, the compulsory elective subject 'Spine' was established. Read More

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January 2018
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Knowledge and Awareness of Colorectal Cancer among General Public of Kuwait

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2018 Sep 26;19(9):2455-2460. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Radiological Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait. Email:

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common type of cancer and also the fourth most common cause of cancer related death in both men and women worldwide. The CRC is considered to be the second killer in Kuwait after breast cancer. Aim: to assess and identify the level of knowledge and awareness of colorectal cancer with regards to risk factors, symptoms and screening/imaging procedures among general public in the State of Kuwait. Read More

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September 2018
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An audit of healthcare professionals' knowledge regarding perinatal autopsy.

Ir J Med Sci 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Background: Perinatal autopsy is one the most valuable investigations to ascertain the cause of death (Nijkamp et al., Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 22:167-175, 2017; Korteweg et al. Read More

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September 2018
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Undergraduate students survey their peers on mental health: Perspectives and strategies for improving college counseling center outreach.

J Am Coll Health 2018 Sep 21:1-12. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

b Counseling and Psychological Services , Brigham Young University , Provo , UT , USA.

Objective: The purpose of the study was to examine student perspectives about college mental health including the primary mental health issues affecting students, common college student stressors, student awareness of campus mental health resources, and mental health topics students want more information about.

Participants: Participants were 822 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a private university. The study was conducted during September 2016. Read More

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September 2018
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Cross-sectional analysis of sleep-promoting and wake-promoting drug use on health, fatigue-related error, and near-crashes in police officers.

BMJ Open 2018 Sep 19;8(9):e022041. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Objectives: To examine sleep-promoting and wake-promoting drug use in police officers and associations between their use and health (excessive sleepiness, stress and burnout), performance (fatigue-related errors) and safety (near-crashes) outcomes, both alone and in combination with night-shift work.

Design: Cross-sectional survey.

Setting: Police officers from North America completed the survey either online or via paper/pencil at a police station. Read More

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September 2018
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Introducing the New Fifth Issue of Seminars.

Semin Speech Lang 2018 11 19;39(5):397-398. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

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November 2018

Integrating Storytelling into a Communication Skills Teaching Program for Medical Oncology Fellows.

J Cancer Educ 2018 Sep 15. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation & Integrative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler, Unit 1414, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Oncology training focuses primarily on biomedical content rather than psychosocial content, which is not surprising in light of the enormous volume of technical information that oncology fellows assimilate in a short time. Nonetheless, the human connection, and specifically communication skills, remains as important as ever in caring for highly vulnerable patients with cancer. We previously described a year-long communication skills curriculum for oncology fellows that consisted of monthly 1-hour seminars with role play as the predominant teaching method (Epner and Baile, Acad Med. Read More

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September 2018
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Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Current Readings: Adult Congenital Heart Surgery.

Authors:
Stephanie Fuller

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Autumn;30(3):304-309. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

While the incidence of congenital heart disease has remained relatively stable, survival has increased dramatically. Many of these patients require lifelong specialized cardiac care to address sequelae and residual disease. In order to best meet the increasing demands and needs of this heterogeneous group of survivors, multidisciplinary specialty training, lesion specific outcomes research and both personnel and financial resources must be dedicated to their care. Read More

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September 2018

Preventing Hepatitis B Reactivation During Anti-CD20 Antibody Treatment in the Veterans Health Administration.

Hepatol Commun 2018 Sep 28;2(9):1136-1146. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center-Durham Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System Durham NC.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation may occur with high risk immunosuppression, such as anti-cluster of differentiation (CD)20 antibodies (Abs). Appropriate HBV prophylaxis during anti-CD20 Ab therapy averts hepatitis, chemotherapy disruption, and death. Serologic evidence of prior HBV exposure is present in one in nine veterans in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Read More

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September 2018
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A Summary on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Diagnostic Criteria, Prevalence, Clinical Manifestations, and Management According to the Latest International Guidelines.

Semin Reprod Med 2018 01 6;36(1):5-12. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition with reproductive, metabolic, and psychological sequelae. The Rotterdam Criteria are now internationally accepted, with different phenotypes recognized with varying clinical presentations and risk profiles. The complexity of the disorder, and the impact on quality of life, requires timely diagnosis, screening for complications and management strategies. Read More

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January 2018
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A multifaceted programme to reduce the rate of tongue-tie release surgery in newborn infants: Observational study.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Oct 27;113:156-163. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Neonatal Department, Christchurch Women's Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Objectives: A programme was introduced in Canterbury, New Zealand to evaluate the diagnosis and treatment of frenulum releases in newborn infants with suspected tongue-tie (ankyloglossia). The primary goals were to support breastfeeding and ensure that unnecessary surgery was avoided.

Methods: Local healthcare professionals reached consensus on a pathway for improving management of infants with tongue-tie and breast-feeding difficulties. Read More

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October 2018
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