Questions related to Medicine
Ayurveda, TM of India, advises to avoid Curd intake in diseases that have Kapha dosha predominance like Diabetes, Respiratory problems; in diseases arising out of Raktha dusti (Blood tissue vitiation) like Skin diseases and also in conditions where the digestive fire (Agni) is weak like during Night time. Regarding this Curd advisory, Ayurveda has very clear fundamental concepts and the findings of which have also been noticed in clinical practice as well.
Here I want to know are there any other Traditional system of medicine which has similar or any other observation about Curd intake?
My team is planning to conduct a modified version of a scientific survey that was published by a different group a few years ago. We are going to significantly modify the survey and use it to investigate a different clinical population. We will, however, keep some of the questions used in the original survey. How should we best approach this without risking plagiarism?
We will say in future publications that will follow our survey that it is a modified version of a different survey. Which of the options below should we also pursuit:
(1) mention that our survey is a modified version of another survey already in the survey itself,
(2) paraphrase the questions that we will borrow from the original survey?
I will greatly appreciate your suggestions.
EBM suggests that doctors should avoid prescribing treatments that do not have sufficient or strong evidence in their favor. Decisions made backed only by expert opinions and supported by plausible pathophysiological explanations, although not yet sufficiently proven by high-level clinical studies, are not recommended by EBM in ordinary situations. However, in a serious epidemiological emergency, there is no time for such studies to be available. Under such circumstances, could not (or even should not) doctors agree to provide recommendations to their patients guided by studies or opinions based on unsatisfactory or weak evidence?
I had a few students help me with a simple but time-consuming task. The data they helped with will be used in a scientific paper. The students are part of the Student Research Program (SRP) at my institution and they received a class credit for their work with me. Should I include these students as co-authors on the manuscript?
I also had a student volunteer help me on the same research project. The student did not get a class credit for their help. Should the student be a co-author on the paper?
Thank you in advance for your opinions/suggestions.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide, experts are faced with a critical question: can a person catch the disease a second time? The answer to this question influences, among other things, the prospects of the vaccine and its ability to protect us from the disease.
In late August and earlier this month, news reports of COVID-19 reinfections surfaced from different parts of India – Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
On September 15, 2020, researchers from the Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, and the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, uploaded a preprint paper confirming two cases of reinfection from India. The patients – a 25-year-old male and a 28-year-old female, both healthcare workers in the Noida hospital – got infected with a different variant of the virus the second time, about three and a half months after their first infection. The next day, the IGIB team also confirmed reinfection in four Mumbai healthcare workers, although the report is yet to appear online.
The healthcare workers from Noida had more viral particles than when they got infected the first time, although they remained asymptomatic. The researchers also noted that the viral strain they were reinfected with contained a mutation that wasn’t present earlier, and which allowed the virus to resist neutralising antibodies – the kind of antibodies that prevent the virus’s entry into the body.
This is probably the first report of asymptomatic infection and reinfection, and it calls for better surveillance.
“As a significantly large number of people who are infected are asymptomatic, without surveillance, we would never be able to estimate the real numbers of infection. Therefore, surveillance of healthcare workers, who are at higher risk than the population, would be something really worth considering,” Vinod Scaria, a senior scientist of genome informatics at IGIB and one of the authors of the study, told The Wire Science.
Upasana Ray, a senior scientist of infectious diseases and immunology at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, agreed that long-term patient monitoring is important irrespective of the symptoms. She added that more gene-sequencing data should help us identify and understand the type of virus in circulation, and understand when a new ‘variant’ shows up.
Sequencing the virus’s genome also helps distinguish between reinfection, where the virus enters the body a second time and infects the person, and reactivation, where the virus remains in an inactive state in the body and later becomes active again.
Epidemiologists had speculated on the possibility of reactivation and reinfection of the virus even in April, when about 51 patients in South Korea who had been ‘cured’ of the disease tested positive again. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initially proposed that they were cases of reactivation of the virus. But upon further research, they announced that the test results were all false positives: the test kit had detected remnants of the virus that were not infectious.
Other researchers reported the first formal case of reinfection on August 24, 2020, when a 33-year-old man from Hong Kong tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus about four and a half months after the first infection. The reinfection, however, was less severe and the patient was asymptomatic.
One way to confirm reinfection is to test whether viral strains from the two infections are different. This is useful because as the virus mutates, different strains of the virus circulate in different regions at different times. In the Hong Kong case, scientists confirmed that the viral strain involved in the reinfection was different from the first infection. In fact, the reinfection strain was most closely related to a strain circulating in Europe around July-August, where the patient had travelled at the time. The study was published on August 25 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Another case of reinfection has been reported from Nevada, in the US, where – unlike the Hong Kong case – the symptoms were worse when a 25-year-old man contracted the virus a second time. The authors of the preprint paper confirmed this to be a case of reinfection as five nucleotides present at specific places of the viral RNA from the first infection were different in the viral RNA from the second infection.
That said, the authors also considered another possibility: that the virus from the first infection evolved into a different type inside the body. If that were true, this would be the fastest rate of the virus evolving inside a person – nearly four times as fast as is known now.
Mind the rarity
Scientists have also confirmed instances of reinfection in Europe and South America. As of today, ten cases of reinfection have been confirmed from around the world.
These cases raise many questions. For example, are reinfections frequent or rare? Do subsequent infections evoke milder symptoms or worse? Can those who have been infected the second time spread the virus while remaining asymptomatic? And how do reinfections change the prospects of a vaccine?
A syringe with a vaccine is seen ahead of trials by volunteers testing for COVID-19, and taking part in clinical trials for potential vaccines at a research centre in Johannesburg,
In a press conference held on September 15, Balaram Bhargava, director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said that although COVID-19 reinfections are possible, they are “very, very rare”, and added that it’s not a matter of serious concern.
When it comes to Ambivalence, it can be a symptom of mental illness but it is also something we experience in our everyday life ( I certainly do, and my wife hates it) . Where would you draw the line between normal ambivalence and pathological ambivalence? Also what is the role of attitudes (if any) towards the object? I wrote an article about attitudes a while ago. The article can be found here:
The word is free..
Hello dear researchers
I have an opportunity to have a series of interview with great Iranian scientists from all over the world on my social media account.
I am listing the possible questions that I can ask!
If you were me, what were the questions that you wanted to ask!?
Please help me with your nice ideas!
the gut related diseases like White feaces, white muscle, white gut are doing much damage to shrimp by retarding growth and increasing FCR and eventually heavy losses. is there any medicine or cure available now apart from preventive measures?
Global spotlight is on 2020 Nobel prizes which is slated to commence today, Monday October 5, 2020. Many researchers have been mentioned and nominated in various capacities for their discoveries such as;
1. American Mary-Claire King, who discovered the BRCA1 gene responsible for a hereditary form of breast cancer.
2. The duo of Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the US, for their gene-editing technique, the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping tool, a type of genetic “scissors” in cutting mutated gene, and for insertion of a corrected manipulated one.
3. Dennis Slamon, American oncologist for research on breast cancer and the drug treatment Herceptin.
4. Leroy Hood, US gene sequencing pioneer.
5. And host of others.
Not only limited to medicine, in any field, who do you have in mind for his/her discovery roles in the past few years?
The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a grinding halt and no doubt has altered the lives of each one of us. I think COVID-19 also has an impact on our normal research (i.e. related to our relevant field) and diverted us to work on various aspects of coronavirus to help combat the virus.
What's your opinion in this regard?
Have you ever imagined how the physically disabled people feel under COVID-19?
Which type of disability is most impacting these minority under COVID-19?
Autism? Cleft patients? Mental health patients? Deaf? Dumb? Blind? Loss of limbs?
How can we help them?
It's 99 days since the first case of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, and we are welcoming the 5th days of 0 new cases of COVID-19 following a week of <10 cases per day.
How should we define the end of a local endemic?
How long should the latent period be defined?
When is it safe to resume social activities?
Should territory wide screening of asymptomatic people be done before declaring the end of endemic?
University graduates work in various companies and at first, find it difficult since what they learned is of very little or no help in the new job. The work is very specific and very little of it is covered in the university curriculum. should universities focus more on job-specific skills or continue with academic education? what are the consequences?
When will South America (or specifically Argentina) win a science Nobel Prize?
Another year without a Nobel Prize coming to South America
The last time that a South American scientist was awarded with a Nobel Prize was César Milstein, Physiology or Medicine, 1984. Are the richest countries rich because they inverts a lot in science? or they inverts a lot in science because they are rich?
The list is very short: Argentine 3, Brazil 1, Venezuela 1
The literature regarding gender and the distribution of personality traits ( Big five personality traits model as a reference,; McCrae & Costa) are pretty clear. Women score higher on traits such as agreeableness and openness for example. There are some examples in the literature regarding why there is a difference between men and women in terms of personality traits. However how does sociological factors such as the influence asserted by the individuals belonging to social group, ethnic group, culture etc. Can we say that women across the spectrum are more agreeable or open and men are less agreeable according the the big five personality traits model (McCrae & Costa 1985 etc) or are there other markers that also influence out traits...can it be that in some cultures women are less agreeable than men for example or do you think the big five model and the distribution of traits in terms of a gender perspective is universal? Are there any identifiable research gaps in your view? Best wishes Henrik
The homoeopathic medicine consist minerals in it and the same nutrients are essential for the growth and development of the plant. So I asked myself whether the homoeopathic medicine useful for plant nutrition.
integrity is often defined as being honest and having strong moral and ethical principles.
The world certainly needs it very much. Can we teach this quality to our students? should the parents be the ones that teach ethics to their children? Can society or, religious institutions teach this?.
A patient with hereditary desminopathy (mutation Thr341Pro DES in a heterozygous state) with disease progression has a significant decrease in taste. How can this fact be explained?
I am looking forward to designing a Printed Electronics circuit for Pill Reminder/ Medicine Reminder. The circuit is printed on the back of the medicine stip.
I found some interesting circuit which based on IoT, Arduino to get a reminder at a particular set of time. IT cannot possible to fix the smallest microcontroller kit (i.e. ATTO) into medicine stip. I want to make a basic circuit with passive electronics components. Another idea is to design a circuit for a wire-break alarm or reminder with sufficient delay. The IC 555 dose-not possess longer delay and multiple wire-break alarm system.
If you have any ideas please share.
Does an oral & Maxillofacial Medicine specialist or physician have experience prescribing buspirone to a patient with SSRIs-related bruxism?
It seem individual's attitude to environment are changing rather than last year due to corona virus issues and challenges. What do you think?
What are different coil shapes used in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation? What are their differences (in induced current)? Do they have different applications?
In your personal experience,How do you manage your life and make a balance between work, family and other related sections!?:)
I would be thrilled to have your points!
Applications of bioinformatics in medicine is a key factor in technological advancement in the field of modern medical technologies.
In which areas of medical technology are the technological achievements of bioinformatics used?
What are the applications of bioinformatics in medicine?
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
It is reported by NBC that "Up to July 9, just over 200,000 cases of COVID-19 had been diagnosed in kids and young people in the U.S. in total. But from July 9 through Aug. 6, an additional 179,990 pediatric cases were reported — an increase of 90 percent in just four weeks. What changed? is covid-19 changing or our early understanding of it was wrong?
I am a first-year PG student enrolled in Public Health (Community Medicine). I am looking for a list of Scopus/ISI indexed journals with no processing fee. In the area of medical education/public health/community medicine/health science. Please help me. Thank you in advance.
I would like to learn the limitations of statistics in different domains of biological research. How it affects the outcome, future perspectives of medicine in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and effect of causative agents.
I often hear from friends negative things about academia, its boring, not connected to reality etc. I have been on and off in academia for 25 years but for the most part I have been in the real world, running businesses and working as a business consultant. I can still feel that in academia there is at least in my field a theoretical knowledge but still people doesn't understand how the real world operates. After university I felt like I knew everything, I knew Kotler backwards and forwards and all the theories..it felt like any way but when I started my first business (during my university years) I felt like I had to relearn everything. This lack of connection to reality was a problem for me and it is something I hear a lot for other business people. "Academics know nothing! ",one friend said and he has a Phd! Perhaps this illustrates the problem?
I guess it is the same in many fields..academia is seen as dry and not connected to the real world. What can be done about this or can anything be done? How do you view your education in relation to your working life? Do you feel your education was relevant? For me...not so much. Later I started to teach and do research but I still have this feeling. How do you feel about academia and the real world? Is academia part of the world we live in or just some "other place"..your thoughts?
Best wishes Henrik
There are two theories that are quite similar in nature, but different in substance, The theory of Mind and the theory of Mentaliz(S)ation, sorry, Im allergic to American spelling...pls dont kill me now :-) My understanding of them is this "Both of these concepts, mentalization and the theory of mind, describes processes that are metacognitive in their nature . Mentalization mainly concerns the reflection of affective or emotional mental states. In contrast however the, theory of mind focuses on things epistemic in nature such as beliefs, intentions and persuasions. My idea is that these two theories by them self are incomplete but combining elements of both, gives us a clearer understanding. Cognition and affect can't in my view be separated, they are both part of us as human beings and also a part of other animals. What are your thoughts? Am I wrong or right? I can stand criticism so bring it on...
Throughout the world many scientists/researchers, globally hard working to develop relevant drugs/medicines for the treatment of COVID19. Can anyone tell, if there is development, regarding?
You all are well aware that COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives including K12 and higher education sectors. Keeping in view the WHO recommendations, nations are enforcing social distancing in all fields including primary, secondary, higher secondary and university education. If we think positively, then this culprit COVID-19 is a blessing in disguise as the people are now taking care of personal hygiene, cleanliness of their surroundings and trying their best to improve their immunity. Besides educational institutions are reaching to the students.
During the past three months, the schools and universities around the globe have extended their outreach from a confined classroom to the students` bedrooms. Now the students can learn with more flexibility without wasting their times in travelling to their respective schools. The online mode of education has proven fruitful as it has lead to reduce institutional expenses which they had been spending on building & maintenance of infrastructure, electricity, furniture, multimedia and computing equipment. There is likelihood that tuition fee may be reduced with time if the situation prolongs (god forbid).
Apart from the above facts, I personally believe that online mode of education can not replace laboratory and clinical training of students who are pursuing their undergraduate studies in medicine, dentistry, engineering and such other technical fields.
What do you think? Will this batch of undergraduate students who are learning through online media i.e. LMS, Zoom, Webax etc, be able to acquire the professional competencies required in their respective fields. If the answer is no, then how can we utilize online platforms to ensure delivery of the quality education and achievement of course and program learning outcomes?
Thank you .
The big five personality trait model ( McCrae & Costa) describes 5 bipolar dimensions of personality. The model received some criticism but is still generally accepted and perhaps it is the only descriptive model of personality that is "widely" accepted. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of this model? Is it complete or not? If not, what is missing?
Best wishes Henrik
I understand vaguely that the first author is supposed to be the one who "did the most work", but what counts as "work" in this comparison? Does "most" mean "more than all the other coauthors together" or just "more than any other coauthor"? What happens when the comparison is unclear? How often is "did the most work" the actual truth, versus a cover story for a more complex political decision?
I realize that the precise answer is different for every paper. I'm looking for general guidelines for how an outsider (like me) should interpret first authorship in your field. Pointers to guidelines from journals or professional societies would be especially helpful.
50 percent of physicians joined the Nazi party. For some reason, they were more enthusiastic than other professions to collaborate with Nazis. Other professions did not have such high representation in the Nazi party.
I wonder about the possible reasons for that enthusiasm.
Hello, dear fellow scholars.
I'm writing this post after the advice that I received to bring to your knowledge a lesson that I'm learning yet at the beginning of my academic career.
I'm one of the authors of a case report that has been published by the journal 'Archives Of Medicine' without our consent¹. Before the case report has been published, we have sent a formal e-mail soliciting to the editors the withdrawal of our intention to publish, because we have found that the journal was being investigated due to suspicious activities².
I'm currently a 3rd-year medical school student and this was the first time that we have submitted an article to a journal (me and my colleague, which also is a 3rd-year medical school student). I'm mentioning this just to contextualize the fact that we are pretty much beginners in the matters of scientific publications and we never even imagined that such thing as "predatory publishers" exist.
When we started to look for journals to publish the case report, we were looking for a cost-free journal, but at the time we submitted the article to the Archives of Medicine, by an honest mistake and lack of attention, we didn't realize that this journal has a publishing fee, and a few days after we had submitted the case report we received an e-mail with a charging bill of over 1,500 euros.
Immediately after receiving this e-mail, we started to write a formal message to the editorial board, explaining to them about our mistake, apologizing for the inconvenience, and soliciting the withdrawal of the intent to publish the case report. Also, we got suspicious by the fact that this charging form was asking for sensitive financial information (like credit card number, CVV number, and other info).
In the meantime, we came across a post (here in Research Gate) mentioning the suspicious activities about the IMedPub² (the group responsible for the Archives of Medicine). As soon as we found out these facts, we sent the e-mail formally soliciting the withdrawal of the intent to publish the case report. However, a few days later as I've mentioned at the beginning of this post, the journal published the case report¹ without our consent and ignoring our solicitation. We have only completed the initial forms for starting the publishing process and send them the manuscript by completing the on-line form but we didn't make any payment for the publication fee since we sent this e-mail soliciting the withdrawal of the submitting intention (even though, the journal published it anyway).
All this post was originated by the concern about the fact that our names are now associated with an article published by a journal that was under the accusation of suspicious activities and how this could affect our academic reputation and professional future.
We have received some advice to turn the situation public here in Research Gate to other researchers to learn from this lesson and also to hear your opinion. We'll appreciate it if you let us know your perspective about the case and if you can advise a better way of how to resolve this situation.
I apologize for this enormous text, but I think it was necessary to explain the whole situation with some more detail.
If you want to know more details about the original post, the link is the following: https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_to_proceed_in_cases_of_violation_of_copyright
Thanks for your attention.
The development of a vaccine for COVID-19 has become a battleground for many countries to prove to the world/their own peoples that their technology is superior and better than the competitors at the international stage. it is always a point of concern when science is serving the political establishment. Russia claimed that they have developed 'the first' Covid-19 vaccine. WHO is raising concern about the validity of this claim and urging Russia to provide sufficient data to back this claim.
Is it possible for the same scenario to be repeated in the US? An election is near and COVID-19 vaccine development can influence the result.
Indeed, I have observed that there is some scientific journals that listed in Scopus sources of not good quality from scientific point of view. At the same time some Universities are depending on Scoups in a similar manner to that of Thomson & Routers or Clarivate analytics.
COVID-19 is changing the social life of all people. Jumping out of the personal aspect, how does it affect the family as a whole.
Family is regarded as the fundamental structure of the society, will COVID-19 changes the future family structure, unit and model?
How is it affecting gender issues too?
Besides, why is domestic violence increasing? Is psychology and psychiatry playing a role?
 Campbell AM. An increasing risk of family violence during the Covid-19 pandemic: Strengthening community collaborations to save lives.
Forensic Science International: Reports vol. 2 (2020): 100089.
COVID-19: Reducing the risk of infection might increase the risk of intimate partner violence
The pandemic paradox: The consequences of COVID‐19 on domestic violence
J Clin Nurs
Many studies and analyes we do require statistics to back up. However, many times the results run out to be statistically significant, yet when interpret it in the clinical context, it is too small to be significant.
This is rather frustrating. Any solution for solving this?
Is those very small interval unit scale more easily affected?
Can we change our analytics method to cope with the results?
Beyond statistical significance: clinical interpretation of rehabilitation research literature.
Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014;9(5):726–736.
In a paper deposited in BioRxiv entitled: "Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and different domestic animals to SARS-coronavirus-2" the team from Harbin Vet Institute intentionally infected several species of animals including cats with SARS-CoV-2. The results showed that the virus was transmitted between the cats, but no sympthoms of COVID-19 were observed.
This result is interesting in terms of an observation made by a medic from Spain - Sabina Olex-Condor that from the 100 patients serious with COVID-19 that she examined there were no cat owners. She suggested as a hypothesis that due to cross-immunity (cats are a known reservoir of coronaviruses) cat owners have milder sympthoms of COVID-19.
I'm aware that the paper from Harbin Institute is a pilot study, has many possible dead ends and limitations. I'm also aware that this cross-immunity hypothesis suggested by Sabina need serious assement due to limited number (and problalbly non-representative set) of patients.
Do you think that this is possible in terms of knowledge of human immunology? If the above is met do any of you have access to indepth demografic (?) data of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 to check this hypothesis?
Disclaimer: not an expert in medicine or veterinary, I study plant genomics, this is pure scientific curiosity.
I hope that your families and friends are well.
Various medical institutes are making their efforts in preparation of vaccine for Covid-19 disease. The medical trials are lengthy in process, how much time it will take for fullproof vaccine for the disease. Please express your views. Thanks
I'm working on making new compound medicine, but I don't know how to evaluate the chemical interaction in lab environment (cristalization and other interactions) please help me. If you know a book or article can help me, I will be so grateful.
How to remove toxic heavy metal traces like mercury, lead, cadmium etc. from solid herbal material or food material?
is there any specific methodology or technique to remove metal traces from solid material like food or plant herbal material?
so that after removal of metal, the solid material can be used as food or medicine.
I am starting a systemic review. And it's my first one. I have figured out the PICO and search keywords. I am overwhelming with massive results from different search engine. They contains duplicates. What is the best practice to combine all the result and remove duplicates.
Can we use artificial intelligence technologies such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning to help in finding medicine or vaccine for COVID-19. Any ideas?
What are the most important factors to considered when thinking about the cities of the future? What scholars to involve? Or, can we even leave some academic discipline behind and not include them in discussion?
This is just a teaser for an upcoming conference...
Theology in Rijeka and the Department of Philosophy of the Catholic Faculty of Theology at the University of Zagreb, the Department of Social and Human Sciences in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rijeka, the Faculty of Health Studies of the University of Rijeka and Faculty of Theology at University Nicolaus Copernicus, Toruń (Poland) - organize an international symposium, titled „The City of Future: Anxiety of Expansion“, which will be held on November 13, 2020 (Friday) in the Theology Building (Rijeka, Omladinska 14).
The situation is going worse and the health system in IRAQ is so poor to provide the simplest treatment needs of patients. What should we do in such a horrible situation?
Is there advice that should we follow to stay safe and healthy until they come up with the vaccine of COVID-19.
How to make our immunity stronger in this situation, what should we eat? what should we drink? what kind of medicine should we have to have at home?
I am interested in how people and cultures view practitioners and supporters of Nutraceuticals. For generations, food or plant based substances have been used as a treatment for disease. The pharmaceutical industry has replaced grandma remedies. Charlatans have given the herbal drug industry a bad name. True believers of herbal cures though have also stretched the public's faith with cures for baldness to cancer and now to Covid-19.
my value of sample is greater than that of standard and when I consider the formulas such as
(1) Percentage inhibition = (Abs Control – Abs Sample) x 100 / Abs control
(2) % Inhibition=100 − (A1-A2)/A0)*100)
(3) % Denaturation inhibition = (1−D/C) ×100%
Where D is the absorbance reading of the test sample, and C is the absorbance reading without test sample (negative control).
(4) PERCENTAGE INHIBITION = [100-(OPTICAL DENITY OF TEST SOLUTION – OPTICAL DENSITY OF PRODUCT CONTROL) ÷ (OPTICAL DENSITY OF TEST CONTROL)] ×100.
Which can be correct????? If I put control first ie, rewrite (3) as
% Denaturation inhibition = (1−C/D ×100% Getting % otherwise percentage is exceeding 100.
Under COVID-19, healthcare facilities requests a lot of sterilization to prevent hospital transmission of the disease. Bleach solution and many other disinfection agents may not be effective against such a large scale of usage.
Can ultraviolet light be used to inactivate the virus?
Can it be applied on whole room disinfection?
Can it be used on high turnover medical equipment sterilization? E.g. stethoscope.
Can it be used to inactivate infected donors' blood products or body fluids?
Recentrly, fungal infections cause an increase of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients and in immunocompromised persons. What are the most recent recommendations and guidelines for the control and prevention of nosocomial fungal infections.
Hi everyone! I got an invitation to submit a paper to the following SCI-E/SCOPUS MDPI journal (special issue):
The Article Processing Charge (APC) is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs) per accepted paper. However, the fees will be fully waived (as it is an invitation to contribute) if I can submit the paper by the end of June 2020.
If anyone have a collaboration idea, please send me a message.
I am stuck at the following problem: I need to determine if there is a significant difference in Length of stay (LOS) in two groups: decendents and survivors, in different age groups. Can somebody help me with this? In a similar article I found they did use kruskal wallis to calculate this. Somebody some ideas to solve this in stata?
Thanks a lot!
Consider the following voluntary scheme. There would be some eligibility requirements that would be consistent with the principles of health promotion. Only certain target groups would qualify.
You sign up and for walking 10,000 steps per day, you get a certain amount of money deposited directly to your cell phone. In principle, and in theory, what is wrong with this? In practice, people could cheat and so on but with the development of new technologies, it would be much more difficult to cheat so this disadvantage can be minimized. The funds for this scheme could come from a public-private partnership.
People around the media are discussing the usage of facemask under COVID-19. ANd many evidence are available, yet no definite conclusion.
I have just gone through this study
Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS–CoV-2: A Controlled Comparison in 4 Patients
Ann Intern Med. 2020.
What do you think?
Under the pandemic of COVID-19, screening becomes important to tackle the spread. Fever is one of the screening criteria for many public places screening for access.
However, how is fever defined?
Is the 0.1 degree change makes the significance?
What is the range of standard deviation being acceptable?
What machine is accurate?
Is those hand held infrared measuring machines reliable?
Is there scenarios giving false negative tha may make a huge consequence?
Normal Body Temperature: A Systematic Review.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019;6(4):ofz032. Published 2019 Apr 9.
This might be considered a worst case scenario.
Repeated strikes by such a virus would scythe defenseless new victims each time, leaving fewer and fewer survivors.
For the species to survive, humanity would have to evolve resistance or other means of survival.
Is such a virus possible?
How would its epidemic spread be modeled?
Has a virus like that occurred in the past?
How would we deal with such a virus in the future?
What strategies would defeat such a virus?
It obvious that use of expired medicines where there are alternatives is unacceptable. There are, however, situations where the only available alternative medical product (medicine) used for life-threatening disease condition is expired and left with bare hands. What do healthcare professionals do on this situation, especially in this covid-19 pandemic where procurement is a challenge? Based on the risks-benefits assessment - the risk of leaving a patient without alternative and using expired medicine to save the patient and its associated risks - if they clinicians are going to use the product, what strategies they should follow to avoid medico-legal issues and transparency with consumers.
Looking forward to hear back from you?
Genome sequencing helps find vital information, for example the strain type, virulence, location of origin and differences between strains transmitted within the country and in other countries
I need two mammography datasets sourced by different counties or institutions where images are similar to each other.
I'm reading the International evaluation of an AI system for breast cancer screening released by google Jan-2020
PDF paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1799-6.epdf?author_access_token=V_LKV2xpSv9G1dhANYeWM9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0M5zwPVx5jT4z_z-YkUZTBT6_1AtRXi8QouJM7xB-oSN-cVBoH7f_QTgx-yQN3UBEVfkvO1_5urNT-CZHGCEQNGlCuO69tMQYak4SmdoDqyzg%3D%3D
They used two datasets. One from the UK (OPTIMAM) which needs permission for use. The other from Northwestern Medicine which again needs permission to use.
Are there publicly available datasets that resemble the two above mentioned datasets? especially the OPTIMAM?
FDA has issued guidance to provide recommendations to health care providers and investigators on the administration and study of investigational convalescent plasma collected from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 (COVID-19 convalescent plasma) during the public health emergency.
The guidance provides recommendations on the following:
- pathways for use of investigational COVID-19 convalescent plasma
- patient eligibility
- collection of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, including donor eligibility and donor qualifications
- labeling, and
- record keeping
Because COVID-19 convalescent plasma has not yet been approved for use by FDA, it is regulated as an investigational product. A health care provider must participate in one of the pathways described below. FDA does not collect COVID-19 convalescent plasma or provide COVID-19 convalescent plasma. Health care providers or acute care facilities should instead obtain COVID-19 convalescent plasma from an FDA-registered blood establishment.
As we know that, every country will take a standard time to the approved patent of medicine, however in this pandemic situation, this will continue in the same process? Should we not consider the situational gravity for the greater good of humanity?
I was working for a project. The computational part is done. Now it's time to write a paper. But I am procrastinating much and actually I am not sure how to start or where to start.Which part should I write first? How can I accelerate the process.
Is it fair and reasonable to say that in the medical sciences, English is widely accepted (universally?) by scientists as the main language for communication and defending research findings?
At this point in time, is this a valid statement?
Will this acceptance continue in the foreseeable future?
Conozco algunos centros comunitarios que trabajan con este tipo de medicina, y considero que parte de la sabiduría en ciencias de la salud parte de como se tratan las enfermedades actualmente en las comunidades de los pueblos nativos.
Academic journals publish original articles and higher level of evidence like review as their basis of survival. However, most journals also allow the manuscript type of "Letter to the editor" for readers in the field to reply previously published articles or on special events and issues like those once in a lifetime e.g. COVID-19.
As a researcher or author, do you think it is worth writing such a manuscript type?
Can you resubmit such "Letter" to another journal I'd being rejected?
Will you expect any citations from such "Letter"?
Will such "Letter" be externally peer-reviewed?
Is an underlying relationship with the editor an advantage of writing such "Letter"?
What do the editor expect you to write before accept your "Letter"?
Will "Letter" increase your h-index number?
There is no source of information on the acceptance rate of such articles.
Do you have any experience on the acceptance rate of such?
If such "Letter" is rejected, how will you handle the hard work with great effort paid?
How to write a letter to the editor that the editor will want to publish.
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In the age of Covid19, is there a basic conflict between science and superstition in the discipline of medical knowledge? Are there some simple, sensible, robust and reasonable ways to distinguish a scientific statement (or fact) from a superstitious statement?
To stay focused, the topic will concentrate on science versus superstition in the scientific discipline of medicine. We will try our very best to stay focused and not stray off track. it is very easy to wander off message and be all over the map. i will try to summarize the key conclusions from time to time.
In the age of the Corona Virus, there are so many statements out there. The statements may not be scientific. But if they are not scientific, are they false? Are they fake? Are they simply statements based on superstition.
What should we do if people believe in statements that are not based on science? Should we be polite and tolerate their beliefs?
As long as people do not harm others, then from society’s point of view, the fact that people hold non-scientific hypotheses is probably benign. However, the trouble starts when the same people act these beliefs, and then cause harm to others. The question arises: what should society do in this case?
Based on the discussion, there are two assumptions and four categories.
Assumption1: Beliefs cannot be justified or unjustified.
Assumption2: hypotheses can be disproven
Scientific hypotheses that are based on justified facts in natural causation. Or scientific hypotheses have not been disproven (I prefer the negative formulation because we may never be able to prove anything but we are unable to disprove it.)
Since science cannot give a definitive answer, there are many competing answers that merit our attention, and we may not be able to select among them.
Non-scientific hypotheses are unjustified facts that may be “proven” in the future with better evidence and facts.
Pseudo-scientific hypotheses: not sure where these fit in?
Superstitions are unjustified beliefs in supernatural causation.
WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrious, Rich, Democratic)
Typically, WEIRD people have Western-influenced education. They are comfortable in international languages and have non-traditional values. Usually, they are young, hardworking, urban professionals with living and working experiences abroad.
What are the merits, if any, in the challenges that lawyers and economists have raised against the Covid19 lockdown? How much weight should society give to the opinions of epidemiologists?
In a patient with hereditary desminopathy (Thr341Pro DES mutation in a heterozygous state) with disease progression, a significant decrease in olfaction is noted. How can this fact be explained?
Some reports suggest that in the fight against Covid19, the use of ventilators have not saved lives. How do we assess these reports? Any merits?
I am conducting a research project to see whether demographic/patient factors can predict patients who are likely to suffer a post-operative death (Categorical outcome Y/N).
I have conducted univariate regression procedure using SPSS Firths regression as I have a small sample size with the dependant variable being a sparse event. This has given me 3-4 variables with P<0.10.
DO I now proceed to perform a multi-logistic regression? If so, do I run Firths regression with all of these variables selected as co-variates or do I perform a more traditional multi-nominal regression model instead?
Any help would be appreciated as I can't find any guidance on this issue.
COVID-19 has pull people apart from each other. Social distancing is the main way to prevent spreading of infection. Tele-medicine, once used for rural area remote healthcare model, is the emerging new way of practice under COVID-19.
Different specialties have different practicing needs, what difficulties do you encounter on applying tele-medicine under COVID-19 in your specialty? Will tele-medicine totally uproot the usual face-to-face room consultation of medical practitioners? And becoming the new service model?
What is your view?
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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines traditional medicine as "the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness". But some people believe traditional medicine is contrasted with scientific medicine.
What is your opinion? Can we use traditional medicine for treatment of COVID19? If your answer is yes, how do you want to do it?
There are news on COVID-19 outbreak on ship, no matter cruise or military one.
And few aircraft carriers are also involved.
What is special about the ship arrangement that facilitated all these?
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Describe impact of situation caused by pandemic of coronavirus COVID-19 on your Academic and Research activities.
Explain your action in a way to stay focused on Science and Preparing/Writhing/Publishing research.
A famine of food does not necessarily mean that there is a shortage of food; it is the inaccessibility of food. Is it the same with the Covid19, in the sense that there is inaccessibility to medical resources?