Coherence and the Positioning of Teachers in Professional Development Programs. A Systematic Review
This study presents the results of a systematic review of one of these features: coherence. The analysis and synthesis of 95 papers show that coherence in PD is conceptualized in various ways, and thus that the aforementioned consensus can be questioned. For example, should PD (1) be coherent with external factors, such as standards and assessments; (2) be internally coherent, for example that activities within PD programs should be aligned; or (3) create coherence between goals that are either predetermined or negotiated together with teachers? The different conceptualizations of coherence all implicate how teachers are positioned in relation to PD programs and, in the light of our results, we argue that teachers are primarily seen as implementers expected to align their instruction with external and predetermined goals and practices.
Conclusion: The narrative intervention program was effective in enhancing children ’s AM. However, further investigation is required to provide clinical evidence for speech and language therapists to employ this program for children with primary language impairments.Folia Phoniatr Logop
Conclusions: The Italian version of the SHI showed high values of reliability and validity scores. It is a good instrument to evaluate the impact of speech impairment in patients with oral and oropharyngeal cancer.Folia Phoniatr Logop
Conclusion: Children with CL/P show less non-nutritive sucking habits, but more snoring compared to a control group without CL/P. Although further research regarding the oral habits in children with CL/P is necessary, cleft teams should give attention to the occurrence of oral habits.Folia Phoniatr Logop
Conclusion: The MAS was developed to assess the safety and efficacy of swallowing during meal. A validation process should be conducted.Folia Phoniatr Logop
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Public Health Genomics
Conclusions: Return of IRR in conjunction with cancer prevention counseling led to low levels of test-specific distress and uncertainty among carriers. No other adverse psychological outcomes were observed.Public Health Genomics
In this study, we evaluated the in vitro effects of five antimicrobials against biofilms formed by Klebsiella pneumoniae in ETTs. K. pneumoniae was added to minimal mucin medium prior to inoculation in microtiter plates containing ETT fragments. Biofilm susceptibility was assessed by crystal violet staining. At 24 h, the antimicrobials significantly reduced biofilm formation. At 48 h, all of the antimicrobial agents exhibited significant reductions in biofilm formation, even at concentrations above the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Tigecycline and fosfomycin showed the greatest inhibition capacity, ...
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a major role in the regulation of blood pressure, renal hemodynamic, myocardial contractility via an enzymatic cascade leading to the synthesis of angiotensin 2. The activation of the RAAS system after acute kidney injury triggers renal inflammation and fibrotic process with long-term damaging consequences. To date, there is still a debate on the benefits of RAAS for the kidney in acute settings. Effects of RAAS antagonists are variable in chronic or acute conditions. The aim of this review is to discuss the renal and systemic effects of the RAAS, and its modulation, in...
Conclusion: The translated versions of InCaSaQ, ICAT, ISCQ and ICDQ are reliable and valid, allowing self-reported assessment of satisfaction, acceptance, difficulties and quality of life related to ISC in Dutch-speaking patients with NLUTD.Urol Int