“Objectives: This study aimed to develop and pilot an equity lens that could help researchers in developing a more equity-oriented approach toward priority setting and agenda setting in systematic reviews.
Study Design and Setting: We developed an equity lens to guide the development and evaluation of a prioritization process and evaluate its outcomes based on the information derived from a discussion workshop and a comparison with the existing literature on the topic. We piloted the process section of the equity lens across the 13 structured priority-setting approaches in the Cochrane
Results: We devised an equity lens with two checklists: one to guide P5091 the process of priority setting (nine questions) and the other to evaluate the outcomes of priority setting (eight questions). Of the nine questions, seven questions were partially addressed by at least one of the prioritization projects. Two questions were not considered in any of them. The prioritization projects did not report sufficient outcome data, thus we could not explore the eight question on evaluating outcomes.
Conclusion: Currently, there are few strategies in the Cochrane
Collaboration that explicitly address the research priorities of individuals from different sociodemographic groups. The equity lens for priority setting and agenda setting can help project teams to develop a more equity-oriented WH-4-023 datasheet approach to set a research agenda and/or prioritize research topics. However, further studies are needed to evaluate its impact on the prioritization process. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.”
“The chemical composition of the lipophilic and phenolic extractives of the leaves, stems and roots of the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides from the Aveiro Lagoon was thoroughly investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
(GC-MS) and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS), respectively. The lipophilic fraction of leaves and stems is mainly composed of long chain aliphatic acids and alcohols (both in the C16-C30 range) and smaller amounts of sterols, such as schottenol, beta-sitosterol selleck kinase inhibitor and beta-sitostanol. The major component of roots extract is a triterpenic ketone, hop-17(21)-en-3-one, accounting for 2.8 g kg(-1) of dry material. Furthermore, thirteen phenolic compounds were firstly reported as constituents of this halophytic shrub. Among the studied plant tissues, leaves are the richest in phenolic compounds with 4.6 g kg(-1) of dry material, most of which correspond to sulfated flavonoids (3.1 g kg(-1) of dry material), particularly derivatives of isorhamnetin-sulfate. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.”
“Purpose The so-called “”practical year”" is the last part of medical students’ education in Germany. Without being paid, final-year medical students have to work for 1 year under supervision in academic teaching hospitals.