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Criteria for good assessment: Consensus statement and recommendations from the Ottawa 2010 Conference
In this article, we outline criteria for good assessment that include: (1) validity or coherence, (2) reproducibility or consistency, (3) equivalence, (4) feasibility, (5) educational effect, (6)Expand
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McFarland nephelometer as a simple method to estimate the sensitivity of the polymerase chain reaction using Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a research tool.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been widely investigated for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. However, before this technique is applied on clinical samples, it needs to be well standardized. WeExpand
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SARS-CoV-2–triggered neutrophil extracellular traps mediate COVID-19 pathology
The knowledge of COVID-19 pathophysiology is pivotal for the discovery of effective treatments. Here, we described that SARS-CoV-2 triggers the release of ACE2-depended neutrophil extracellular trapsExpand
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Self- and peer assessment may not be an accurate measure of PBL tutorial process
BackgroundUniversidade Cidade de São Paulo adopted a problem-based learning (PBL) strategy as the predominant method for teaching and learning medicine. Self-, peer- and tutor marks of theExpand
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Dysregulated Immune Activation in Second-Line HAART HIV+ Patients Is Similar to That of Untreated Patients
Background Successful highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has changed the outcome of AIDS patients worldwide because the complete suppression of viremia improves health and prolongs lifeExpand
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Beneficial effects of colchicine for moderate to severe COVID-19: an interim analysis of a randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial
Introduction. Neutrophilia and high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and other mediators of inflammation are common finds in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome due to COVID-19. By itsExpand
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An educational international partnership responding to local needs: process evaluation of the Brazil FAIMER Regional Institute.
INTRODUCTION The Brazilian public health system requires competent professionals sensitive to the needs of the population. The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education andExpand
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Aprendizagem baseada em equipes: da teoria à prática
Those faculty who want to use Team-based learning in their classes need to understand the basic principles behind this educational strategy and the required steps that should be followed to achieveExpand
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Avaliação formativa e feedback como ferramenta de aprendizado na formação de profissionais da saúde
As diferentes formas de avaliacao sao elementos centrais do processo de ensino-aprendizagem de qualquer programa educacional, e devem ser bem planejadas e implementadas em todas as propostasExpand
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Detection of katG and inhA mutations to guide isoniazid and ethionamide use for drug-resistant tuberculosis.
BACKGROUND Depending on the presence of mutations that determine isoniazid (INH) susceptibility (katG and inhA), Mycobacterium tuberculosis may be susceptible to high doses of INH or ethionamideExpand
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