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  • June 1, 2015
  • 03:20 PM
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How does human behavior lead to surgical errors? Researchers count the ways

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Why are major surgical errors called “never events?” Because they shouldn’t happen — but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred. Using a system created to investigate military plane crashes, they coded the human behaviors involved to identify any environmental, organizational, job and individual characteristics that led to the never events.... Read more »

Cornelius A. Thiels, DO, Tarun Mohan Lal, MS, Joseph M. Nienow, MBA, Kalyan S. Pasupathy, PhD, Renaldo C. Blocker, PhD, Johnathon M. Aho, MD, Timothy I. Morgenthaler, MD, Robert R. Cima, MD, Susan Hallbeck, PhD, & Juliane Bingener. (2015) Surgical never events and contributing human factors . Surgery . info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2015.03.053

Cima RR, Kollengode A, Clark J, Pool S, Weisbrod C, Amstutz GJ, & Deschamps C. (2011) Using a data-matrix-coded sponge counting system across a surgical practice: impact after 18 months. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources, 37(2), 51-8. PMID: 21939132  

  • June 1, 2015
  • 10:49 AM
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The statistics are clear: a cultural shift away from religion is underway in the USA

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

From time to time, we see surveys from the USA that suggest an increasing tide of non-affiliation to religion, especially among the young. Taken in isolation, it’s really hard to know what to make of them. Maybe, for example, what we are seeing reflects religious apathy among the young. Maybe it’s simply that people believe [Read More...]... Read more »

  • June 1, 2015
  • 07:38 AM
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Some perfectly healthy people can't remember their own lives

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Psychologists in Canada think they've identified an entirely new memory syndrome in healthy people characterised by a specific inability to re-live their past. This may sound like a form of amnesia, but the three individuals currently described have no history of brain damage or illness and have experienced no known recent psychological trauma or disturbance.In light of the recent discovery that some people have an uncanny ability to recall their lives in extreme detail, known as hyperthymesia o........ Read more »

  • June 1, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Simple Jury Persuasion: Who is more likely to be convinced of the highly unusual?

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

This is a new and somewhat unusual perspective on persuasion. If you have an unusual explanation for your client’s behavior or motivations—is there a way to know which potential juror might be more predisposed to accept that unusual explanation? According to today’s research…maybe so. Researchers in France wanted to know if non-reflective thinkers (those who […]

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  • June 1, 2015
  • 04:50 AM
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The physical maltreatment of children with autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

As dramatic as the title of this post might seem, it is taken from the title of the paper by Guiqin Duan and colleagues [1] who reported that: "CPM [child physical maltreatment] is widespread in families of children with autism in Central China and more knowledge should be provided to parents of children with autism."Given the subject matter of the Duan paper I will at this point affirm that this is a blog about science (peer-reviewed science in the most part) and my discussions o........ Read more »

  • May 31, 2015
  • 09:33 PM
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Capgras for Cats and Canaries

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

Capgras syndrome is the delusion that a familiar person has been replaced by a nearly identical duplicate. The imposter is usually a loved one or a person otherwise close to the patient.Originally thought to be a manifestation of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses, the syndrome is most often seen in individuals with dementia (Josephs, 2007). It can also result from acquired damage to a secondary (dorsal) face recognition system important for connecting the received images with an affe........ Read more »

Ellis, H., & Young, A. (1990) Accounting for delusional misidentifications. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 157(2), 239-248. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.157.2.239  

Rösler, A., Holder, G., & Seifritz, E. (2001) Canary Capgras. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 13(3), 429-429. DOI: 10.1176/jnp.13.3.429  

  • May 31, 2015
  • 04:26 PM
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Weight Reduction Lowers Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Christopher X Wong MBBS MSc PhD Clinical Research Fellow | Clinical Trial Service Unit, Oxford Clinical Senior Lecturer | Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, Adelaide Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford Roosevelt Drive, Oxford Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Christopher X Wong MBBS MSc PhD, Clinical Research Fellow | Clinical Trial Service Unit, Oxford, Clinical Senior Lecturer | Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, Adelaide, Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford, & Roosevelt Drive, Oxford. (2015) Weight Reduction Lowers Risk of Atrial Fibrillation. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 31, 2015
  • 04:19 PM
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New Technology May Allow Urine Sampling Rather Than Blood Testing

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: R. Kenneth Marcus, FRSC & FAAAS Professor of Chemistry Clemson University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Marcus: We had previously shown that chromatographic columns formed from aligned … Continue reading →
The post New Technology May Allow Urine Sampling Rather Than Blood Testing appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Res........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: R. Kenneth Marcus, FRSC , Professor of Chemistry, & Clemson University. (2015) New Technology May Allow Urine Sampling Rather Than Blood Testing. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 31, 2015
  • 03:59 PM
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Indoor Air Purifiers Reduce Cardiopulmonary Effects Of Severe Air Pollution

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Renjie Chen PhD and Dr. Haidong Kan, PhD School of Public Health, Key Lab of Public Health Safety of the Ministry of Education, Fudan University, Shanghai, China MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
The post Indoor Air Purifiers Reduce Cardiopulmonary Effects Of Severe Air Pollution appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Intervi........ Read more »

Dr. Renjie Chen PhD and Dr. Haidong Kan, PhD School of Public Health, Key Lab of Public Health Safety of the Ministry of Education, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (2015) Indoor Air Purifiers Reduce Cardiopulmonary Effects Of Severe Air Pollution. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 31, 2015
  • 03:44 PM
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Genes Associated With High Triglycerides May Be Protective Against Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yann Klimentidis Ph.D. Assistant Professor Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Klimentidis: Previous studies have hinted at … Continue reading →
The post Genes Associated With High Triglycerides May Be Protective Against Diabetes appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medi........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yann Klimentidis Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, & University of Arizona. (2015) Genes Associated With High Triglycerides May Be Protective Against Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 31, 2015
  • 03:23 PM
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Taking A Little More Tissue After Breast Cancer Removal May Save Reduce Need For Further Surgery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH, MA, MBA, FRCS(C), FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Director, The Breast Center — Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Assistant Director — Global Oncology, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center Program Director, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH, MA, MBA, FRCS(C), FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Director, The Breast Center -- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Assistant Director -- Global Oncology, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, Program Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine Breast Centerm, & New Haven, CT,. (2015) Taking A Little More Tissue After Breast Cancer Removal May Save Reduce Need For Further Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 31, 2015
  • 03:05 PM
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A patient’s budding cortex — in a dish?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A patient tormented by suicidal thoughts gives his psychiatrist a few strands of his hair. She derives stem cells from them to grow budding brain tissue harboring the secrets of his unique illness in a petri dish. She uses the information to genetically engineer a personalized treatment to correct his brain circuit functioning. Just Sci-fi? Yes, but…... Read more »

Paşca, A., Sloan, S., Clarke, L., Tian, Y., Makinson, C., Huber, N., Kim, C., Park, J., O'Rourke, N., Nguyen, K.... (2015) Functional cortical neurons and astrocytes from human pluripotent stem cells in 3D culture. Nature Methods. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.3415  

  • May 31, 2015
  • 02:28 PM
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Immunotherapy Shows Promise In Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tanguy Seiwert, MD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine Associate Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program Section of Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology Speciality Chief Editor Frontiers in Head and Neck Cancer University of Chicago Chicago, … Continue reading →
The post Immunotherapy Shows Promise In Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer appeared fi........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tanguy Seiwert, MD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Associate Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Fellow, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Speciality Chief Editor, Frontiers in Head and Neck Cancer, & University of Chicago Chicago, IL 60637. (2015) Immunotherapy Shows Promise In Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 31, 2015
  • 02:19 PM
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How racial stereotypes impact the way we communicate

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Racial stereotypes and expectations can impact the way we communicate and understand others, according to new research. The new study highlights how non-verbal “social cues” – such as photographs of Chinese Canadians – can affect how we comprehend speech.... Read more »

Babel, M., & Russell, J. (2015) Expectations and speech intelligibility. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(5), 2823-2833. DOI: 10.1121/1.4919317  

  • May 31, 2015
  • 12:03 PM
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Shots Fired in the Battle Over the Cinmar Biface . . . But Does it Actually Matter to the Solutrean Hypothesis?

by Andrew White in AndyWhiteAnthropology

The Cinmar biface featured on the cover of Stanford and Bradley's (2013) book. Image source: http://smithsonianscience.si.edu/2012/01/new-book-across-atlantic-ice-the-origin-of-americas-clovis-culture/This week, Darrin Lowery responded to questions raised about the circumstances of the discovery of the Cinmar biface, a bi-pointed stone tool that resembles, at least superficially, artifacts made and used by the Solutrean peoples of Upper Paleolithic Europe.  The point was reportedly dredged ........ Read more »

  • May 31, 2015
  • 08:39 AM
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The Search For Reward Prediction Errors in the Brain

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

A new paper examines how the brain keeps track of positive and negative outcomes: No unified reward prediction error in local field potentials from the human nucleus accumbens



The authors, London-based neuroscientists Max-Philipp Stenner and colleagues, recorded electrical local field potentials (LFP) using electrodes implanted into the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) in six patients. The patients all suffered from epilepsy and the electrodes were being implanted to treat the disease. The author... Read more »

  • May 30, 2015
  • 11:12 PM
  • 13 views

SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Risk Doubles At High Altitudes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David Katz, MD Divisions of Cardiology, and Neonatology, University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, Colorado Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Katz: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) … Continue reading →
The post SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Risk Doubles At High Altitudes appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Inter........ Read more »

David Katz, MD, Divisions of Cardiology, and Neonatology,, University of Colorado School of Medicine, & Aurora, Colorado. (2015) SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Risk Doubles At High Altitudes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 10:50 PM
  • 14 views

Young and Female Low Socioeconomic African Americans At Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Samson Y. Gebreab, Ph.D., M.Sc. Lead Study Author and Research Scientist National Human Genome Research Institute Bethesda, Maryland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Gebreab: It is well known that African Americans … Continue reading →
The post Young and Female Low Socioeconomic African Americans At Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease appeared first on Med........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Samson Y. Gebreab, Ph.D., M.Sc. (2015) Young and Female Low Socioeconomic African Americans At Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 10:39 PM
  • 12 views

Pre-Operative Low Blood Pressure Linked To Increased Mortality After Surgery and Anesthesia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Dr. Robert Sanders MD Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Trials & Interdisciplinary Outcomes Network (ACTION) Department of Anesthesiology University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
The post Pre-Operative Low Blood Pressure Linked To Increased Mortality After Surgery and Anesthe........ Read more »

Prof. Dr. Robert Sanders MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology , Department of Anesthesiology, & University of Wisconsin, Madison,. (2015) Pre-Operative Low Blood Pressure Linked To Increased Mortality After Surgery and Anesthesia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 10:12 PM
  • 13 views

False Positive Mammograms Can Lead To Psychological Distress Regardless of Whether Diagnostic Procedures Are Required

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bruno M. Heleno MD The Research Unit for General Practice and Section of General Practice Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
The post False Positive Mammograms Can Lead To Psychological Distress Regardless of Whether Diagnostic Procedures Are Required appeared first ........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bruno M. Heleno MD, The Research Unit for General Practice and Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, & University of Copenhagen. (2015) False Positive Mammograms Can Lead To Psychological Distress Regardless of Whether Diagnostic Procedures Are Required. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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