Medical News Today: Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone
Researchers have used stem cells to create testosterone-producing cells in rodents. This may provide an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
This article describes an innovative approach to improving alumni response rates to assess program outcomes through the use of social media. PMID: 29054105 [PubMed - in process]
This article describes an innovative simulation experience for nursing students. Faculty from a community health nursing course and a course in gerontology worked together to provide a comprehensive simulation experience that combined low-fidelity and high-fidelity experiences that provided an integrated learning experience and gave faculty with an opportunity to collaborate to improve outcomes. Student and faculty feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Future plans include incorporating a third didactic course, Leadership and Management, and working with other disciplines to demonstrate interprofessional collaboration. ...
This article discusses the development of an authentic clinical experience through collaboration between the American Red Cross and a baccalaureate nursing program. PMID: 29054103 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Given the recent calls for transformation of nursing education, it is critical that faculty be reflective educators. Reflective teaching practice is a process of self-examination and self-evaluation to gain insight into teaching to improve the teaching-learning experience. Limited attention has been given to this notion in the nursing education literature. An innovative reflective teaching practice approach for nursing education is proposed, consisting of question cues, journaling, and a process of facilitated meetings. The authors describe their perceptions of using this approach with faculty during the ...
Abstract Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has nursing education reflecting on paradigm shifts in order to prepare nursing students for the evolving health care environment. The traditional focus of nursing education on nursing care in acute care settings does not provide learning experiences in care coordination and transitional care management skills. Virtual simulated care coordination rounds, using the National League for Nursing Advancing Care Excellence resources, offer nursing students an innovative experience in care coordination and transition care management. PMID: 29054101 [PubMed - in process]
This study adds to a very small body of literature on IPE in graduate programs. More research is needed in examining online versus face-to-face delivery. PMID: 29054100 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS In this preliminary rat study, administration of NSO shortly after the onset of ovarian ischemia-reperfusion injury, did not significantly reduce levels of markers of oxidative injury. Further studies are required to evaluate the ovarian changes at the tissue level, and to determine the optimum dose of NSO. PMID: 29055179 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Pinkas J, Bojar I, Gujski M, Bartosińska J, Owoc A, Raczkiewicz D Abstract BACKGROUND Increasing age, increased body mass index (BMI), and abnormal lipid profiles contribute to an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. Women who have a perimenopausal and postmenopausal reduction in estrogen levels are a high-risk group for vitamin D deficiency. The aims of this study were to compare the serum vitamin D levels, lipid profile, and BMI between perimenopausal and postmenopausal women in non-manual employment, and to determine whether there were any interdependent factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three hundred w...
CONCLUSIONS High-expression of S100A6 was identified as an independent unfavorable prognostic factor for SCC, suggesting that targeting S100A6 may result in the development of potential targeted drug for SCC. PMID: 29053662 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS Low kV and low concentration contrast agent combined with iterative reconstruction for CTCA imaging produced image quality consistent with that of conventional CTCA and significantly reduced the dosage of the radiation and injected iodine. PMID: 29051477 [PubMed - in process]