Latest Articles on Coronaviruses

  • Altered Gesture Imitation and Brain Anatomy in Adult Prader-Willi Syndrome Patients Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    CONCLUSIONS: Our findings are consistent in showing significant impairment in gesture imitation abilities in PWS and, otherwise, further indicate that the visuospatial praxis domain is relatively preserved. Praxis disability in PWS was not associated with a specific, focal alteration of brain anatomy. Altered imitation gestures could, therefore, be a consequence of widespread brain dysfunction. However, the specific contribution of key brain structures (e.g., areas containing mirror neurons)...
  • Long-term follow-up of a low profile, coated, press-fit cup: the trabeculae oriented pattern (T.O.P.) acetabular system Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    CONCLUSION: TOP cup has demonstrated a good overall survivorship at a long-term FU, even compared with other coated cups, providing excellent clinical result with low rate of complications. Its association with a neck sparing stem permits a physiologic load transmission, reducing the stress shielding effect that could cause early implant mobilization.
  • Digital health communication and health literacy in times of COVID-19. Planning and implementation of a special course of study in health promotion and prevention Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    As a result of the corona pandemic, the amount of digital health information has increased substantially. As the quantity and diversity of information increased, so does the need for evidence based and reliable health information. In the special course of study "Health Communication", students of the Bachelors program "Health Promotion" at Fulda University of Applied Sciences are enabled to develop and disseminate evidence-based health information and preventive messages that meet the demands of...
  • Ethics in times of physical distancing: virtual training of ethical competences Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    Ethics teaching in medicine, nursing and other health care professions does not only consist of knowledge transfer that can be easily implemented digitally. Rather, it focuses on specific ethical competences (such as arguing and articulating one's own moral position) and attitudes (such as empathic patient orientation, critical self-reflection, and ambiguity tolerance), for whose development interactive formats are superior. Competence-oriented ethical learning goals are important for the...
  • Interactive, case-based seminars in the digitized pediatrics block internship from the students' perspective Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    We report on the pediatric block practice digitized due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nineteen seminars were recorded, which represent the broad spectrum of pediatrics as comprehensively as possible, and made available on the learning platform ILIAS in a learning sequence. In order to increase attention and learning success formative questions were interspersed into the seminars. The evaluation of the students showed a high acceptance of this course. Especially the formative questions and the high...
  • TIP - Training of Intensive medical support in the case of a Pandemic Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a short-term sharp increase in the demand for auxiliary staff in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Against this background student tutors of the Medical Faculty Erlangen have developed a training concept. The aim was to familiarize students in the clinical section quickly and effectively with skills that are particularly important in a clinical assignment as (student) assistant in the care of corona patients (e.g.: personal protective equipment,...
  • Social distancing in advanced emergency medicine courses - can it work? Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    Introduction: The corona virus pandemic rendered most live education this spring term impossible. Many classes were converted into e-learning formats. But not all learning content and outcomes can readily be transferred into digital space. Project outline: Emergency medicine teaching relies on hands-on simulation training. Therefore, we had to devise a catalogue of measures, that would enable us to offer simulation training for Advanced Life Support. Summary of work: Strict hygienic rules...
  • Medical didactics during the pandemic: the asynchronous online seminar "Written Examinations" of the Frankfurter Arbeitsstelle für Medizindidaktik Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    Objective: Due to the prohibition of face-to-face courses during the Corona pandemic, the seminar "Written Examinations" of the Frankfurter Arbeitsstelle für Medizindidaktik (FAM) was converted into an asynchronous online seminar. This pilot project investigated how such a format is accepted and evaluated by the participants. Methodology: A forum-based online format with group and individual tasks was chosen, which was didactically designed according to the problem-oriented design by Reinmann...
  • Workshops for developing written exam questions go online: appropriate format according to the participants Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    Background: The Corona pandemic has made it difficult to conduct face-to-face events, which is why two workshops planned for the development of multiple choice (MC) questions were conducted online. Whether the online format is suitable for MC question development has not yet been described to our knowledge. Questions: The study aimed to answer the following questions from the perspective of the participants: How are the two online workshops evaluated in terms of their implementation? Are these...
  • Bedside teaching without bedside - an introduction to clinical reasoning in COVID-19 times Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
    Introduction: The Corona virus pandemic rendered most live education this spring term impossible. Many classes were converted into e-learning formats. Teaching at the bedside (BST) seemed unfeasible under the circumstances. BST and clinical reasoning as its major outcome is introduced at the beginning of semester 5, henceforth all BST refers to this first presentation. Project outline: To ensure proficiency of current 5^(th) semester students in future BST sessions, the introduction could not be...