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Simultaneous Evaluation of Communication Skills by Standardized Patients and Medical Evaluators

, Taylor S, Haywood M, Adelstein BA, Shulruf B. Examiner seniority and experience are associated with bias when scoring communication, but not examination, skills in objective structured clinical examinations in Australia. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2018;15:17. https://doi.org/10.3352/jeehp.2018.15.17 13. Schleicher I, Leitner K, Juenger J, Moeltner A, Ruesseler M, Bender B, et al. Examiner effect on the objective structured clinical exam: a study at fi ve medical schools. BMC Med Educ. 2017;17(1):71. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-017-0908-1 14. Setyonugroho

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Improvement of Quality Characteristics of Gluten-Free Cookies with the Addition of Xanthan Gum

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People suffering from the celiac disease have to apply a strict gluten-free diet because this is the only effective management. Unfortunately removal of gluten results in low quality for many cereal products. The aimof this study was to improve the technological and sensorial characteristics of gluten-free cookies (GFC) by using xanthan gum (XG). XG was added at 0-1-2-3 and 4% levels into gluten-free flour mixture prepared with corn starch, corn flour, rice starch and potato starch. Quality properties of GFC were compared with gluten-containing soft wheat flour cookies (SWFC). Incorporation of XG to GFC significantly affected various parameters such as; lightness, yellowness, hardness, fracturability and thickness of GFC were increased while redness, width and spread ratio were decreased. Moisture and water activity of GFC with no added XG were observed much lower than GFC with XG. Addition of XG to GFC also improved the sensorial scores significantly. The addition of xanthan gum was improved technological and sensorial quality characteristics of GFC and usage level of 3% XG resulted in these scores similar to that of a wheat SWFC.

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Histological Assessment of an Experimental Model of Human Osteomyelitis in Rabbits

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The aim of this paper was to present a histological evaluation of the treatment performed on a humanmodel of osteomyelitis induced in rabbits. Osteomyelitis was induced in rabbits by a human strain of Staphylococcus aureus injected in bone defects created in the rabbit tibia. There have been created five groups of animals, groups receiving treatment in two different stages of the disease, acute and chronic. Copper and silver sub-millimetre-particles were introduced in the same place with the Staphylococcus solution. Evaluation of installation and evolution of the disease was done by clinical, hematological, microbiological, radiological and histological monitoring. A separate study of histological data is presented here. Histological examinations performed by HE was done on 5 μm sections of uncalcified bone. Every examination was classified according to a system of score. The results of histopathological evaluation confirm that histological analysis is a powerful tool in experimental models of this disease.

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Influence of Blood Sample Hemolysis on Hematological and Biochemical Parameters in Cows During Early Lactation

. Zbornik 26. Savetovanja veterinara Srbije, 2015a BELIĆ B., CINCOVIĆ M.R., DOŠENOVIĆ M., STOJANOVIĆ D., KOVAČEVIĆ Z.: The effects of different anticoagulants on biochemical parameters in blood of dairy cows. Veterinarski glasnik, 69 (1-2): 13-20, 2015. BELIĆ B., CINCOVIĆ M.R., STEVANČEVIĆ M., TOHOLJ B., POPOVIĆ-VRANJEŠ A., PEJANOVIĆ R., DAVIDOV I., POTKONJAK A., STANČIĆ I.: Influence of metabolic profile in early lactation and welfare score of farm to milk production and service period in dairy cow. Contemporary agroculture, 64(1-2):65-71,2015. BRAUN JP

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Late Cognitive Impairment After Coronary Bypass Graft Surgery: Opportunities in Rehabilitation with the Use of Computer-Based Training

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