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Evaluating Random Error in Clinician-Administered Surveys: Theoretical Considerations and Clinical Applications of Interobserver Reliability and Agreement.

Conclusions: This study demonstrates that the methodology used to evaluate survey score concordance can influence the statistical results obtained and thus affect clinical interpretations. PMID: 28768319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

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[Observer] When HIV/Aids was first reported in parts of present-day Kyotera district, only a few wanted to associate with people suffering from the then mysterious killer disease that left its sufferers looking like walking skeletons.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Publication date: November 2017 Source:Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, Volume 78 Author(s): Wenyi Du, Ke Zuo, Xin Sun, Wei Liu, Xiao Yan, Li Liang, Hua Wan, Fengzheng Chen, Jianping Hu As an important target for the development of novel anti-AIDS drugs, HIV-1 integrase (IN) has been widely concerned. However, the lack of a complete accurate crystal structure of HIV-1 IN greatly blocks the discovery of novel inhibitors. In this work, an effective HIV-1 IN inhibitor screening platform, namely PFV IN, was filtered from all species of INs. Next, the 40.8% similarity with HIV-1 IN, as well as the high efficiency o...
Source: Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to identify patterns of behaviors that place women of childbearing age at high risk for HIV transmission and determine whether socio-demographic characteristics and alcohol use are predictive of the risk pattern. A total of 708 non-pregnant women, aged between 18 and 44  years, who were at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy were enrolled in two regions in Russia. Participants completed a structured interview focused on HIV risk behaviors, including risky sexual behavior and alcohol and drug use. Latent class analysis was utilized to examine associations between HIV risk and other d...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Almost three - fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOphthalmologic conditions were among the earliest described findings in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The purpose of this review is to highlight recent changes in the pathophysiology and management of ophthalmologic conditions in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).Recent FindingsThe introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996 changed ophthalmologic findings from predominantly acute infectious diseases to chronic, slowly progressive, debilitating conditions. HIV-associated neuroretinal disorder infrequently leads to b...
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news
Conclusion Pre-conception planning is presently underutilized by both patients and providers. Pre-conception genetic assessment is only a part of the counselling, education, and health management change that can improve perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. A published literature review on pre-conception genetic counselling identified mainly clinical cohort studies, surveys, and expert opinion with no RCTs. There is strong support for pre-conception counselling and moderate quality based on the understanding that most individuals would support and use pre-conception counselling when choice, timing, and ease of ac...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
[Bhekisisa] For decades, we've struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[MSF] Malawi -In 2016, MSF marked 30 years of presence in Malawi, initially to a refugee crisis in 1986 and then becoming heavily involved in the growing HIV response.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Hi guys I am actually very very new to the world of pathology other than I did it as a subj for my boards. I am a FMG with 250s but with a cs attempt. I was diagnosed with otosclerosis(mild/moderate) and I use hearing aids. I did my home residency in Pediatrics but due to my mild/moderate hearing issue I have applied for pathology and pediatrics this year and I have already got 8 ivs from pathology programs vs 3 ivs for pediatrics. What is the job prospect post residency for pathology? I... Pathology Job market after residency
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
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