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Physician Burnout within Urology: Results of the AUA Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest.

All by myself? Meta-analysis of animal contests shows stronger support for self than for mutual assessment models.

Since the 1970's, models based on evolutionary game theory, such as war of attrition (WOA), energetic war of attrition (E-WOA), cumulative assessment model (CAM) and sequential assessment model (SAM), have been widely applied to understand how animals settle contests. Despite the important theoretical advances provided by these models, empirical evidence indicates that rules adopted by animals to settle contests vary among species. This stimulated recent discussions about the generality and applicability of...

Cuban Youth Promote Healthier Diet through Art.

Art, education, health and nutrition: encouraging healthy eating at an early age is central to the World Food Programme's (WFP) goals. To this end, using art as a learning and communications tool, the program sponsors WFP in Action, a drawing contest open to youngsters 5-18 years old. Cuba has participated in the contest nationally since the 1990s, and since 2002 has sent a selection of drawings annually to the international competition at WFP headquarters in Rome.

Johann Peter Frank (1745-1821) and the Pathogenesis of Back Pain.

: Johann Peter Frank (1745-1821) is generally known as one of the founders of the modern Hygiene and Public Health. It is less known his contribution in investigating the pathogenesis of spinal disorders. In his "De Vertebralis Columnae in Morbis Dignitate" (1791), Frank first proposed to use the Latin term "rhachialgia" (back pain) to indicate all the painful states of spine. He focused on the "plethora spinali" in the vessels of the spinal cord and its membrane, sustaining that blood congestion was the or...

Infrared thermography of agonistic behaviour in pigs.

Infrared thermography (IRT) or thermal imaging is increasingly being used as a non-invasive method to gain information on animals' physiological and emotional state. IRT has the potential to serve as a non-invasive quantitative assessment method but few studies have examined its utility in predicting welfare-relevant outcomes of dynamic scenarios relevant to commercial farming. This study used 1284 thermal images taken from 46 pigs in a controlled test environment while they engaged in an agonistic encounte...

Challenging socioeconomic status: A cross-cultural comparison of early executive function.

The widely and internationally replicated socioeconomic status (SES) gradient of executive function (EF) implies that intervention approaches may do well to extrapolate conditions and practices from contexts that generate better child outcomes (in this case, higher SES circumstances) and translate these to contexts with comparatively poorer outcomes (often low-SES populations). Yet can the reverse also be true? Using data from equivalent assessments of 1,092 pre-schoolers' EFs in South Africa and Australia,...

Association between Pseudomonas aeruginosa O-antigen serotypes, resistance profiles and high-risk clones: results from a Spanish nationwide survey.

To evaluate the correlation of O-antigen serotypes with resistance profiles and high-risk clones in a Spanish nationwide survey.

Let's Talk: Conversation as a Defining Moment for the Communication Discipline.

In this essay, the author makes the case that a defining moment for the communication discipline is to encourage increased uptake of embodied conversation. The essay shares illustrative examples and reviews research on issues such as loneliness, anxiety, social comparison, empathy, compassion, social media, electronic medical records, facial mimicry and more. It then describes various strategies that the communication discipline might employ in their research and pedagogy that motivate the practice of embod...

Fragile objects: A visual essay.

Recognizing the potential hidden artistic contributions of persons with dementia opens new opportunities for interpretation and potential communication. This visual essay explores the authors' responses to the fragile objects of art produced by a person with severe dementia and examines what may be learned from them.

The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and the path to universal health coverage in India: Overcoming the challenges of stewardship and governance.

In an Essay, Blake Angell and colleagues discuss ambitious reforms planned to expand coverage of the health system in India.

The 15th Frank Warren Organic Chemistry Conference.

Chemistry on stage: The Frank Warren Organic Chemistry Conference is the specialist organic chemistry conference of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI), covering all branches of organic chemistry. The 15th edition of this conference was held July 7-11, 2019, in the shadow of the iconic Amphitheatre, which forms part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.

Teachers' work and health in Brazil: thoughts on the history of research, strides, and challenges.

This Essay discusses the theme of teachers' work and health in Brazil. The objectives are to describe the initial history of research on teachers' health, discuss elements leading to a consensus on the characterization of the group's work and principal health problems, and systematize the main strides and challenges. The Essay draws on more than two decades of research and practice in this field. Based on this experience, the authors identify the movements, the accumulated evidence, and prospects for future...

Increased survival of non low-grade and deep-seated soft tissue sarcoma after surgical management in high-volume hospitals: a nationwide study from the Netherlands.

Diagnosing and treating soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) remains challenging, stressing the urgency for centralisation. This nationwide survey aimed to evaluate the centralisation of STS surgery and its effect on survival.

A Report on Archetype Modelling in a Nationwide Data Infrastructure Project.

The nationwide data infrastructure project HiGHmed strives for achieving semantic interoperability through the use of openEHR archetypes. Therefore, a knowledge governance framework defining collaborative modelling processes has been established. For long-sustained success and the creation of high-quality archetypes, continuous monitoring is vital.

On the formation of Dodd-Frank Act derivatives regulations.

Following the 2007-2009 financial crisis, governments around the world passed laws that marked the beginning of new period of enhanced regulation of the financial industry. These laws called for a myriad of new regulations, which in the U.S. are created through the so-called notice-and-comment process. Through examining the text documents generated through this process, we study the formation of regulations to gain insight into how new regulatory regimes are implemented following major laws like the landmar...

Essay on Biomembrane Structure.

Of all the macromolecular assemblies of life, the least understood is the biomembrane. This is especially true in regard to its atomic structure. Ideas on biomembranes, developed in the last 200 years, culminated in the fluid mosaic model of the membrane. In this essay, I provide a historical outline of how we arrived at our current understanding of biomembranes and the models we use to describe them. A selection of direct experimental findings on the nano-scale structure of biomembranes is taken up to disc...

Contest versus scramble competition: sex differences in the quest for status.

Both sexes benefit from attaining higher status than same-sex peers, but each sex employs distinctive competitive tactics. Men engage in conspicuous public contests for status and directly interfere with others' success. Despite frequent and intense contests which occasionally turn lethal, men typically employ ritualized tactics and accept status differentials within a group. More recently, research has examined women's subtle, safe, and often solitary, competitive tactics. Women's main competitive tactics ...

3D Cell-Based Assays for Drug Screens: Challenges in Imaging, Image Analysis, and High-Content Analysis.

The introduction of more relevant cell models in early preclinical drug discovery, combined with high-content imaging and automated analysis, is expected to increase the quality of compounds progressing to preclinical stages in the drug development pipeline. In this review we discuss the current switch to more relevant 3D cell culture models and associated challenges for high-throughput screening and high-content analysis. We propose that overcoming these challenges will enable front-loading the drug discov...

Gender and age differences in pre-schoolers' weight bias beliefs and behavioural intentions.

Weight bias is present in children as young as 3 years old; however, research regarding gender differences is mixed. This study examined gender and age differences in weight bias attitudes in a sample of 3- to 5-year-old pre-schoolers. Children assigned positive or negative adjectives to thin, average, or large targets and selected one of these targets as their best friend. Girls showed a larger weight bias than boys in both tasks, and weight bias increased with age in the adjective attribution task. Findi...

Validity of a nationwide medication record system in the Netherlands.

Background In the Netherlands, a nationwide Medication Record System based on pharmacy dispensing data is used to obtain information about patients' actual medication use. However, it is not clear to what extent the information of the Nationwide Medication Record System corresponds to the medication information obtained with the Best Possible Medication History. Objective To examine the validity of medication dispensing records collected from the Nationwide Medication Record System by comparing them to the ...

Obituary for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dipl. Ing. Frank Lehmann-Horn.

Dr. Frank A. Shattuck's Unfolding "Specialty, the Administration of Nitrous Oxide Gas".

Supramolecular Spheres Self-Assembled from Conical Dendrons Are Chiral.

Frank-Kasper phases and liquid quasicrystals self-organize from supramolecular spheres of dendrimers, block copolymers, surfactants and other self-assembling molecules. These spheres are expected to be achiral due to their isotropic shape. Nevertheless, supramolecular spheres from short helical stacks of crown-like dendrimers self-organize a Pm3̅ n cubic (Frank-Kasper A15) phase which exhibits chirality on the macroscopic scale. However, the chirality of classic isotropic supramolecular micellar-like spher...

Examining accelerometer validity for estimating physical activity in pre-schoolers during free living activity.

The present study examined the efficacy of accelerometers for the assessment of free play physical activity (PA) in pre-school aged children with consideration of epoch length and wear location. Following ethics approval, parental informed consent and child assent, 66 pre-schoolers aged 3-4 years (30 females, 36 males) wore an accelerometer (ActiGraph GT3X; sampling at 100Hz) on their non-dominant wrist and their right hip during one hour of free play. Concurrently, direct observation, using the OSRAC-P was...

The burden of chronic kidney disease in systemic lupus erythematosus: A nationwide epidemiologic study.

To analyze the impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on major clinical outcome in SLE by using a nationwide database.

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