Those Responsible for Approving Research Studies Have Poor Knowledge of Research Study Design: a Knowledge Assessment of Institutional Review Board Members

Rahul Mhaskar, Elizabeth Barnett Pathak, Sarah Wieten, Thomas M. Guterbock, Ambuj Kumar, Benjamin Djulbegovic Abstract Background: Institutional Review Board (IRB) members have a duty to protect the integrity of the research process, but little is known about their basic knowledge of clinical research study designs. Methods: A nationwide sample of IRB members from major US [...]

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Family Medicine Education with Virtual Patients: a Qualitative Study

Monika Sobocan, Zalika Klemenc-Ketis Abstract Objectives: Virtual patients (VP) have been present within the medical education process for some time. Although they are assumed to be of great benefit for student learning, very little is know about student perception and outcomes of learning, especially during the pre-clerkship years. Therefore we have decided to investigate the [...]

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Scientific Production of Medical Universities in the West of Iran: a Scientometric Analysis

Masoud Rasolabadi, Shahnaz Khaledi, Fariba Khayati, Marya Maryam Kalhor, Susan Penjvini, Alireza Gharib Abstract Introduction: This study aimed to compare scientific production by providing quantitative evaluation of science output in five Western Iranian Medical Universities including Hamedan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan and Lorestan University of Medical Sciences using scientometrics indicators based on data indexed in Scopus [...]

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Electronic Health Record for Intensive Care based on Usual Windows Based Software

Arnaud Reper, Pascal Reper Abstract Background and objectives: In Intensive Care Units, the amount of data to be processed for patients care, the turn over of the patients, the necessity for reliability and for review processes indicate the use of Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS) and electronic health records (EHR). To respond to the needs [...]

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Regulation by Phloroglucinol of Nrf2/Maf-Mediated Expression of Antioxidant Enzymes and Inhibition of Osteoclastogenesis via the RANKL/RANK Signaling Pathway: In Silico study

Agus Hadian Rahim, Bambang Setiawan, Firli Rahmah Primula Dewi, Zairin Noor Abstract Introduction: Phloroglucinol is an antioxidant compound with many positive effects on health. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of phloroglucinol in osteoclastogenesis via the RANKL/RANK signaling pathway and the activity of the transcription factor Nrf2. Material and methods: Analysis [...]

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The Webometric Status of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Behjat Taheri, Roghayeh Ghazavi, Arash Zahed, Zahra Otroj, Elahe Mazaheri, Nayere-Sadat Soleimanzade-Najafi Abstract Background: Webometrics refers to the quantitative study of science production, application, structure and technology in the cyber environment. Impact analysis, website collaboration, and recognition of core websites are regarded as the most practical advantages of webometrics. Furthermore, webometrics is applied in ranking [...]

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Inhibition on JAK-STAT3 Signaling Transduction Cascade Is Taken by Bioactive Peptide Alpha-S2 Casein Protein from Goat Ethawah Breed Milk

Rista Nikmatu Rohmah, Ferlany Hardiyanti, Fatchiyah Fatchiyah Abstract Background: RA is a systemic inflammatory disease that causes developing comorbidity conditions. This condition can cause by overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokine. In a previous study, we have found bioactive peptide CSN1S2 from Ethawah goat milk for anti-inflammatory for repair the ileum destruction. However, the signaling transduction cascade [...]

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Biographical Lexicon of Medical Informatics

Gjuro Dezelic Abstract Author: Prof Izet Masic, MD, PhD Publisher: AVICENA, d.o.o., Sarajevo, year 2015., 300 pages, hard cover. ISBN 978-9958-720-57-4; COBISS.BH-ID 21884422 [Acta Inform Med 2015; 23(4.000): 256-256] Keywords: >>Full text PDF               >>10.5455/aim.2015.23.256-256

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Hemodialysis Adequacy Monitoring Information System: Minimum Data Set and Capabilities Required

Mohamad Jebraeily, Marjan Ghazisaeidi, Reza Safdari, Khadijeh Makhdoomi, Bahlol Rahimi Abstract Introduction: In dialysis centers both nephrologists and nurses are faced with the challenge of ensuring reliable and efficient care accordance with the clinical guideline. Hemodialysis adequacy monitoring information system therefore enable the automation of tasks, which ultimately allows doctors and nursing staff more time [...]

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