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  1. A time-energy analysis of daytime surface activity in degus, Octodon degus Análisis del uso de tiempo y energía en la actividad superficial diaria en degus, Octodon degus

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    G.J. Kenagy

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available We present an analysis of time and energy allocation in a day-active caviomorph rodent, the degu, Octodon degus, in central Chile. We quantified components of surface activity in the field on a daily basis in individual degus near the time of the summer solstice, when conditions of heat and aridity were also at a seasonal extreme, in order to answer the following questions. Does the absolute time available for surface activity limit performance? Does the allocation of time and energy for locomotion place a functionally significant limitation on overall energy balance and performance? Degus spent about 2/3 of their above-ground time foraging; they remained stationary about 88 % of the time, walked around slowly about 10 %, and were running rapidly from one point to another only about 2 % of the time. Net locomotion costs (for walking and running combined were computed to be only 2.2 % of total daily energy expenditure. This low net allocation of time and energy to locomotion, taken together with abundant distribution of plant food over the extremely small home range, suggests that the daily performance of degus is not limited by the absolute amount of time available under normal conditions at the summer solstice (seasonal extreme of day length, heat, and aridity. Total energy demands can be met by as little as 4.5 h surface activity per day. Our empirical observations, together with a simple computational model of time and energy expenditure, provide a useful validation of the impact of activity on the overall energy balance of a free-living rodent. The small impact of locomotion on the total energy budget is an economy of the behavior of these animals, and the rapid mode of locomotion allows them to minimize predation risks. We believe that this kind of quantitative analysis of energy expenditure associated with behavior in the field can contribute a useful basis for theoretically based time-energy modelingPresentamos un análisis de la asignaci

  2. Research activities in the use of energy; Actividades de investigacion en el uso de la energia electrica

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    Covarrubias Ramos, Rogelio; Garcia Juarez, Francisco [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    The use of energy is intimately related to the development and is found in the human activities of all types, consequently we could say that to a greater usage it must correspond a greater benefit. This paper carries on a comparative analysis of the Mexico`s energy efficiency versus industrialized countries; this analysis shows that while Mexico indicates a growing tendency, in the industrialized countries the tendency is to the drop, unmistakable sign of a better usage of the energy sources. It also makes evident that promoting the energy efficiency in Mexico will stimulate and regulate the energy conservation at National level, in the same way it is mentioned that an appropriate energy demand Management for the users as well as for the service providers, will diminish the peak demand, the adequate application of the electric rates at the actual conditions and the energy saving and the strategic load growth [Espanol] El uso de la energia esta intimamente relacionado con el desarrollo y se encuentra en las actividades humanas de todo tipo, de tal suerte que podriamos decir que a mayor uso debe corresponder un mayor beneficio. En este documento se realiza un analisis comparativo de la eficiencia energetica en Mexico contra paises industrializados; este analisis muestra que mientras Mexico indica una tendencia creciente, en los paises industrializados la tendencia es a la baja, signo inequivoco de un mejor uso de los energeticos, tambien hace ver que la promocion de la eficiencia energetica en Mexico estimulara y regulara el ahorro de energia a nivel nacional, de igual manera se menciona que una buena administracion de la demanda energetica tanto por los usuarios como los que prestan el servicio, reducira la demanda pico, la adecuacion de las tarifas electricas a las condiciones reales y el ahorro de los energeticos y el crecimiento estrategico de la carga

  3. Uso de drogas entre trabalhadores precoces na atividade de malabares Uso de drogas entre trabajadores precoces en la actividad de malabarista Use of drugs between precocious workers in the activity of jugglers

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    Daniele Cristine da Silva Cirino

    2009-09-01

    , susceptible de concretización por medio de la escuela.This study aims to identify the factors that motivate the use of drugs among diligent boys in street condition in the city of João Pessoa - PB; to characterize the work activity of jugglers and to relate the precocious work and the use of drugs with the future perspectives of these citizens. The research was developed through the territorialization, comment and unsystematic register and half-structuralized interviews, with analyzed data from the content's analysis of Bardin (1979. 06 citizens were interviewed, between 11 and 16 years old, all of the masculine sex. The drugs used by them were alcoholic beverages, cigarette, glue and marijuana. The reasons to use them were the group's imposition and the unfamiliarity of the real effect of drugs. We still verified that for the precocious workers there is the construction of future perspectives glimpsed through their professional insertion when adult, possible to be realized from the school.

  4. Analysis of HIV- type 1 protease and reverse transcriptase in Brazilian children failing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART Análise da protease e transcriptase reversa do HIV-1 em crianças com falha terapêutica em uso de terapia anti-retroviral altamente eficaz (HAART

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    Daisy Maria Machado

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the genotypic resistance profiles of HIV-1 in children failing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART. Forty-one children (median age = 67 months receiving HAART were submitted to genotypic testing when virological failure was detected. cDNA was extracted from PBMCs and amplified by nested PCR for the reverse transcriptase and protease regions of the pol gene. Drug resistance genotypes were determined from DNA sequencing. According to the genotypic analysis, 12/36 (33.3% and 6/36 (16.6% children showed resistance and possible resistance, respectively, to ZDV; 5/36 (14% and 4/36 (11.1%, respectively, showed resistance and possible resistance to ddI; 4/36 (11.1% showed resistance to 3TC and D4T; and 3/36 (8.3% showed resistance to Abacavir. A high percentage (54% of children exhibited mutations conferring resistance to NNRTI class drugs. Respective rates of resistance and possible resistance to PIs were: RTV (12.2%, 7.3%; APV (2.4%, 12.1%; SQV(0%, 12.1%; IDV (14.6%, 4.9%, NFV (22%, 4.9%, LPV/RTV (2.4%, 12.1%. Overall, 37/41 (90% children exhibited virus with mutations related to drug resistance, while 9% exhibited resistance to all three antiretroviral drug classes.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o perfil de resistência genotípica do HIV-1 em crianças com falha terapêutica ao tratamento anti-retroviral (HAART. Quarenta e uma crianças (idade mediana = 67 meses em uso de HAART foram submetidas ao teste de genotipagem no momento da detecção de falha ao tratamento. Foi realizada extração de cDNA de células periféricas mononucleares e amplificação do mesmo (regiões da transcriptase reversa e protease do gene pol através de PCR-nested. O perfil genotípico foi determinado através do seqüenciamnto de nucleotídeos. De acordo com a análise genotípica, 12/36 (33,3% e 6/36 (16,6% crianças apresentaram, respectivamente, resistência e possível resistência ao AZT; 5/36 (14% e 4/36 (11

  5. Atividade agrícola e externalidade ambiental: uma análise a partir do uso de agrotóxicos no cerrado brasileiro Agricultural activity and environmental externality: an analysis of the use of pesticides in the Brazilian savannah

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    Wagner Lopes Soares

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo tem como objetivo discutir as externalidades negativas associadas ao uso intensivo de agrotóxicos nos municípios do cerrado brasileiro, área em franca expansão da atividade agrícola. Tais externalidades estão relacionadas principalmente aos danos ambientais e à saúde humana (de trabalhadores, famílias rurais e consumidores, cujos custos acabam sendo socializados. O presente estudo analisa como externalidade a contaminação do solo e da água por esses produtos a partir de dados obtidos por meio da Pesquisa de Informações Básicas Municipais (IBGE, que em 2003 aplicou um questionário suplementar com questões ambientais. Mapas foram construídos procurando associar áreas contaminadas e o grau de atividade agrícola dos municípios, captado na Pesquisa Agrícola Municipal (IBGE, 2003. Por meio de uma regressão logística, foi possível encontrar fatores de risco da contaminação no solo e na água por agrotóxicos e fertilizantes, tais como área de lavoura temporária, poluição no ar por queimadas e proliferação de pragas. Conclui-se que o artigo pode contribuir para a formulação de políticas no sentido de auxiliar o desenho dos instrumentos de regulação e o diagnóstico das áreas prioritárias em que essas ações preventivas deveriam ser implementadas.This paper discusses the negative externalities associated with the intensive use of pesticides in the Brazilian savannah. These externalities are mainly related to impacts on the environment and on human health (rural workers and families, consumers, the costs of which end up being socialized. The externality considered in the present paper is of soil and water contamination by pesticides. The data source is the questionnaire of the Basic Municipal Information Research applied in 2003. Maps are used in order to associate contaminated areas with agricultural activity. Some risk factors associated with soil and water contamination by pesticides such as seasonal

  6. El uso del Match Analysis para la mejora del rendimiento físico en los deportes de equipo

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    David Cárdenas Vélez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente la preparación física del deportista se ha construido de manera independiente al estilo de juego o forma en que el equipo se manifiesta motriz- mente en el terreno. En el presente trabajo se justifica la necesidad de programar el entrenamiento de las ca- pacidades condicionales de manera simultánea y sincro- nizada al entrenamiento técnico-táctico, en función de las necesidades específicas de nuestros jugadores y en relación con el estilo de juego a desarrollar. Estas nece- sidades se obtienen a través de la observación sistemá- tica de variables espaciales, temporales y motrices que afectan al rendimiento de los jugadores en el modelo de juego propio. Se trata de considerar la observación del rendimiento deportivo como el eje vertebrador del proceso de entre- namiento. Este proceso irá ajustado, de manera necesa-ria, a unas fases propias de la planificación del proceso deportivo en la que participen todos los miembros del cuerpo técnico. Para finalizar el artículo, se expondrá un breve ejemplo práctico de cómo poder establecer las cargas y el diseño de las tareas a partir de los datos ob- tenidos por el uso del Match Analysis.

  7. O uso do custeio baseado em atividades: ABC (Activity Based Costing nas maiores empresas de Santa Catarina

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    Ilse Maria Beuren

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Devido à globalização da economia, as empresas evoluíram para a produção de enormes variedades de produtos personalizados. Com o intuito de atender às exigências dos clientes, surgiu a necessidade de grandes alterações nos processos tecnológicos. Como conseqüência, os custos indiretos passaram a ser mais significativos, o que implicou um novo método de distribuição desses custos, capaz de distribuir melhor os custos indiretos aos produtos e serviços. A esse método foi dado o nome de custeio baseado em atividades - ABC (Activity Based Costing. Esse método foi investigado por Carlos Yorghi Khoury em 1996, numa pesquisa aplicada às 500 maiores empresas do Brasil. O objetivo deste trabalho foi replicar essa pesquisa nas maiores empresas catarinenses, a fim de observar se esses resultados obtidos assemelham-se aos obtidos na pesquisa com as empresas catarinenses.Nesta pesquisa, dos 200 questionários enviados para as maiores empresas de Santa Catarina, 81 retornaram com as questões respondidas. O trabalho levou a conclusões importantes, como: as empresas de Santa Catarina têm amplo conhecimento do sistema ABC; algumas empresas que implantaram esse sistema já estão desistindo de seu uso, em função da complexidade para apropriar os custos indiretos e as despesas às atividades e estas aos produtos.Due to the economic globalization, enterprises have started to produce enormous varieties of personalized products. In order to attend to the requirements of their clients, huge changes in the technological process were needed. Consequently, indirect costs became more significant, which led to a new method for distributing the indirect costs, capable of better distributing the indirect costs of products and services.This method was called Activity Based Costing and was investigated by Carlos Yorghi Khoury in 1996 through a research applied in the 500 biggest companies in Brazil. This paper aims to replicate the 1996 research in the

  8. Estudo da relação estrutura-atividade de saponinas hemolíticas e/ou imunoadjuvantes mediante uso de análise multivariada Study of the structure-activity relationship of adjuvant and/or hemolytic saponins by use of multivariate analysis

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    Samuel Kaiser

    2010-07-01

    saponins by the analysis of the different groups linked to aglycone, with the use of multivariate statistical techniques. For this, we had twenty triterpenic saponins previously isolated from Aesculus hippocastanum, Dolichos lablab. and Glycine max species. Their adjuvant and hemolytic activities are available in the literature. These saponins were analyzed as groups linked to the triterpenic ring and biological activities resulting in an array of date that was submitted to cluster analysis and principal components analysis. The results confirm the importance of sugars in C-3 for hemolytic activity. However, the effect caused by the presence of a hydroxyl in C-16, CH2OH in C-17, acetyl in C-22 and acyl in C-21 on the hemolytic activity seems to be more important. On the other way, the presence of a hydroxyl in C-21, a methyl in C-17 and two sugars linked to aglycone seem determinant for adjuvant activity. Moreover, there is an inverse relationship between adjuvant and hemolytic activities in the set of saponins analyzed.

  9. Uso de drogas entre trabalhadores precoces na atividade de malabares Uso de drogas entre trabajadores precoces en la actividad de malabarista Use of drugs between precocious workers in the activity of jugglers

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    Daniele Cristine da Silva Cirino; Maria de Fátima Pereira Alberto

    2009-01-01

    O presente estudo objetiva identificar os fatores que motivam o uso de drogas entre meninos trabalhadores em condição de rua na cidade de João Pessoa - PB, caracterizar a atividade de trabalho de malabares e relacionar o trabalho precoce e o uso de drogas com as perspectivas de futuro destes sujeitos. A pesquisa desenvolveu-se através da territorialização, observação e registro assistemático e entrevistas semiestruturadas, com dados analisados a partir da análise de conteúdo de Bardin (1979)....

  10. Uso de fator VII recombinante ativado para tratamento e profilaxia de grandes sangramentos Use of recombinant activated factor VII for treatment and prophylaxis of major bleeding

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    Flávio Augusto Henriques Vince

    2009-09-01

    pacientes. Dessa forma, o recente aumento do uso de rFVIIa em situações ainda não aprovadas levou ao crescente questionamento sobre eficácia e segurança desta específica medicação em tais situações.INTRODUCTION: Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa is a protein produced by genetic engineering, the structure is very similar to the structure of intrinsic activated factor VII (FVII. Its action is based on knowledge of the coagulation mechanism in vivo by acting in direct activation of factor X independent resulting in formation of thrombin at the injury site and thereby contributing to the formation of stable fibrin clots without the action of factor VIII and factor IX. METHODS: Was conducted extensive review of the literature in order to determine the new findings related to the use of recombinant activated factor VII in patients with severe bleeding. RESULTS: It was found that the use of rFVIIa started in the 80's for prophylaxis and treatment of bleeding in patients with a history of hemophilia A or B with inhibitors to factor VIII and IX, factor VII deficiency and Glanzmann's thrombasthenia refractory to replacement platelet. In 1999 its use was expanded to other clinical situations and thus began to be published several studies showing the efficacy of rFVIIa as a pro-hemostatic agent in patients with bleeding disorders or other previously healthy patients with a history of acute bleeding of major consequence. Trauma is the leading cause of mortality worldwide and uncontrolled bleeding the main challenge in caring for these patients. It is common for the association of trauma with coagulopathy, requiring in some cases specific therapy to treat it. At this point in adjuvant therapy with rFVIIa should be considered. Other common causes of bleeding are the heart, gynecologic/obstetric surgeries and diseases involving the liver. The coagulopathy in these cases is deficiency of factors dependent on vitamin K, and the FVII factor with smaller half life. CONCLUSION

  11. Utilização do modelo FPEEEA (OMS para a análise dos riscos relacionados ao uso de agrotóxicos em atividades agrícolas do estado do Rio de Janeiro Using the 'Driving Force - Pressure - State - Exposure - Effects - Action' (DPSEEA model of the World Health Organization (WHO for the analysis of risks related to the use of pesticides in agricultural activities in the state of Rio de Janeiro

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    Mariana de Araújo-Pinto

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho utiliza como instrumento de análise o Modelo de FPEEEA (OMS visando a caracterização dos riscos à saúde do trabalhador rural e ao ambiente decorrentes do uso intensivo de agrotóxicos no estado do Rio de Janeiro, a partir do levantamento de documentos oficiais públicos e de revisão de literatura (nacional e internacional. Enfatizam-se os dois principais ramos representativos do estado: a agricultura familiar na Região Serrana e a monocultura da cana-de-açúcar na região Norte Fluminense. Resultados mostram que grande parte dos determinantes identificados na Matriz FPEEEA encontra-se relacionada às deficiências nas ações de fiscalização e vigilância do uso de agrotóxicos e de assistência técnica por parte do Poder Público, no estado do RJ. A maioria das ações desenvolvidas, no estado, se concentra no enfrentamento dos efeitos e, em menor escala, da exposição, deixando de focar os níveis mais superiores da matriz (como as forças motrizes e a pressão, apontados por diferentes autores como mais adequados ao enfrentamento de problemas complexos e sistêmicos como o objeto do presente estudo. Buscou-se habilitar a aplicação do Modelo FPEEEA para o subsídio de ações de vigilância em saúde ambiental e em saúde do trabalhador.This paper seeks to apply the DPSEEA model (WHO to identify major health risks to rural workers and the environment associated with the intensive use of pesticides in the State of Rio de Janeiro, based on an analysis of official public documents and a review of the (national and international literature. It emphasizes the two main representative branches of agriculture in the state: family farming in the mountain region and the monoculture of sugarcane in the flatlands. Results show that the bulk of the determinants identified in the DPSEEA Matrix are related to deficiencies in actions for monitoring and surveillance of pesticide use, as well as a lack of technical assistance

  12. Of the clean development mechanism to the program of activities: an analysis of the bio diesel and wind energy uses in Brazil; Do mecanismo de desenvolvimento limpo ao programa de atividades: uma analise do uso do biodiesel e da energia eolica no Brasil

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    Rocha, Mayra Jupyara Braga

    2009-05-15

    The current actions of economic and industrial activities have resulted in increase of the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere since 1750. According to IPCC (2007) this alteration can increase the average temperature in the planet between 1,8 and 4,0 deg C up to 2100. The climate changes and the global warming are the most complicated environmental questions of our time and the actions took now will have effect on the future generations. In this context, a series of world-wide conferences and diverse scientific quarrels had occurred throughout the last decade, which culminated in the most important multilateral agreement firmed on climate changes, the Kyoto Protocol, signed in 1997. The Protocol is a landmark in the attempts of mitigation of the climate changes, since it established the commitment of the industrialized countries with emissions reduction targets of 5,2% to the level of 1990 emissions. To achieve such targets these countries count on three flexibilization mechanisms provided by the Kyoto Protocol: Joint implementation, Emission Trading and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that it will be object of this study. The objective of this thesis is to carry through an evaluation of the CDM since its conception until the current days, searching to identify its dynamics and the main inherent gaps of this instrument and finally present two case studies of the bio diesel and wind energy uses in Brazil. (author)

  13. Analysis of lichens for use in biomonitoring of environmental pollution; Analise de liquens para uso na biomonitoracao da poluicao ambiental

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    Horimoto, Lidia K.; Saiki, Mitiko; Vasconcellos, Marina B.A. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Supervisao de Radioquimica; Marcelli, Marcello P. [Instituto de Botanica, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Secao de Micologia e Liquenologia

    2000-07-01

    This work presents the results of Al, As, Br, Ca, Cd, Cl, Co, Cs, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, Se, Th, V and Zn obtained by instrumental neutron activation analysis in the analyses of epiphytic lichen samples collected in different sites of the States of Sao Paulo and Parana. These lichens were collected in the following sites: Cidade Universitaria, Campo Limpo Paulista, Sao Bernardo do Campo and Itanhaen situated in the State of Sao Paulo and one sample was from Vila Velha, Ponta Grossa of Parana State. The purpose of these analyses were to obtain preliminary information of air quality of these regions and also select a region of interest for biomonitoring studies. (author)

  14. Use of active dosemeters as a optimization tool in hemodynamics; Uso de dosimetros ativos como ferramenta de otimizacao em hemodinamica

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    Nunes, Rafael; Pereira, Dirceu D. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Canevaro, Lucia V. [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria (IRD/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Rodrigues, Barbara B.D. [Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear (CNEN), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Ferreira, Esmeralci [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Servico de Hemodinamica

    2016-07-01

    Interventional cardiology procedures are, in general, associated with high doses in patients and professionals. The objective of this study is to measure the radiation levels received by professionals .The professional dosimetry was performed in a department of Hemodynamics of University Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. were followed 331 coronary angiography (CA) and 26 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. For this, were used active dosemeters to measure the radiation levels at the chest of interventional professionals. The results show that average personal equivalent dose of doctors, per procedure was 100 e 154 μSv. On average, nursing technicians and radiologist receive 12 and 10% of doses of physicians, respectively, during CA procedures. From the results, it appears that the doses of hemodynamics exceed the annual dose limit of the standards. The use of lead shielding is presented as an effective action to reduce doses in these workers. (author)

  15. Active Ageing: An Analysis

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    Alina-Cristina Nuta

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The problem of ageing is a highly topical for Romania and for European Union. In this framework, to create and implement some strategies for active ageing is an important objective. The international and regional forums set (supported by official statistics that the number of older people growing rapidly. Romania needs some programmes (with labour, social, economic, health care aspects to deal with the demographic changes, programs that will reform the existing working life structures and legislation. Despite the actual pension reform, which tries to close the opportunity of early retirement (by penalizing the total pension flows, or increasing the retirement age, etc., the labour system does not sets some important targets for this area.

  16. Use of active dosimeters as tool for optimization in hemodynamics; Uso de dosimetros ativos como ferramenta de otimizacao em hemodinamica

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    Nunes, Rafael; Pereira, Dirceu D., E-mail: rafael@bolsista.ird.gov.br [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Instituto de Fisica; Canevaro, Lucia V. [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria (IRD/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Rodrigues, Barbara B.D. [Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear (CNEN), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Ferreira, Esmeralci [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Servico de Hemodinamica

    2016-07-01

    Interventional cardiology procedures are, in general, associated with high doses to patients and professionals. The objective of this study is to measure the radiation levels received by the staff. The professional dosimetry was performed in a department of Hemodynamics of University Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, were followed 331 coronary angiography (CA) and 26 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. In order to measure the radiation levels at the chest of interventional professionals outside of lead aprons, active dosemeters were used. The results show that average personal equivalent dose of doctors, per procedure was 100μSv e 154 μSv. On average, nursing technicians and radiographers receive 12% and 10% of doses of physicians, respectively, during CA and PTCA procedures. From the results, it appears that the doses of hemodynamicists could exceed the annual dose limit of the standards, if radiological protection conduct would not be applied. The use of lead shielding has showed as an effective action to reduce doses in these workers. (author)

  17. USO DEL ENFOQUE POR PROCESOS EN LA ACTIVIDAD INVESTIGATIVA USE OF THE APPROACH BY PROCESSES IN THE RESEARCH ACTIVITY

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    Jorge Iván Pérez Rave

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La realización de una investigación no sólo comprende actividades propias del campo de conocimiento de donde proviene la idea, sino también labores de gestión que permitan llevar a cabo de manera efectiva todas las etapas investigativas. Estas labores, en la mayoría de los casos subvaloradas en el campo investigativo, pero bien apreciadas en el contexto empresarial, son determinantes en el éxito de un proyecto de investigación. El enfoque por procesos constituye una de las principales bases de las prácticas de gestión que caracterizan a exitosas organizaciones empresariales y, en esta oportunidad, se exhibe la experiencia de aplicarlo al trabajo de campo de la investigación realizada por un grupo de la Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia. Este artículo pretende motivar y potenciar el desarrollo y/o la adaptación de modelos y técnicas de gestión en el ámbito investigativo, que propicien un desarrollo más eficaz y eficiente de las labores de investigación. En esta experiencia se define la misión del trabajo de campo, se identifican los procesos clave, se describe y se documenta cada uno de ellos y se realiza sensibilización y capacitación del equipo investigador en tales temas.Research requires management tasks that allow effective execution of all the research stages. In most cases, these activities, which are decisive for the success of the project, are undervalued in the research context, but well appreciated in the enterprise context. The approach by processes is one of the main foundations of successful enterprise management practices. In this opportunity, the use of the aforementioned approach in the fieldwork stage of the research performed by a group of the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia is shown. This article intends to motivate and promote the development and/or adaptation of management models and tools, which will lead to a better development of the research. The mission of the fieldwork stage is defined, and the

  18. Efeito do uso de órtese de punho na ativação da musculatura flexora e extensora do punho Effect of the use of wrist orthosis on forearm muscle activation

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    Adriana Maria Valladão Novais Van Petten

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o efeito do uso de órtese de imobilização do punho, confeccionada com diferentes materiais, na ativação da musculatura flexora e extensora do antebraço durante a realização de tarefas específicas. MÉTODOS: Vinte e seis adultos, com média de idade de 26,2 anos, foram submetidos aos Testes Funcional da Mão de Jebsen-Taylor e de Força de Preensão (dinamômetro Jamar® em três condições: com a mão livre, com o uso de órtese de compósito e com a órtese de termomoldável. Os testes foram realizados apenas com a mão dominante. Durante a realização dos testes, eletrodos de superfície foram afixados nos grupos musculares flexores e extensores do antebraço para registro da atividade elétrica muscular. Os resultados obtidos nas três condições foram comparados e analisados utilizando o teste estatístico de Wilcoxon. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas diferenças significativas quando comparadas a ativação muscular na condição livre e com o uso de qualquer das órteses. Não foram encontradas diferenças significativas quando comparada a ativação muscular com o uso dos dois tipos de órtese. Observou-se redução da ativação dos músculos extensores do antebraço durante a realização de todas as tarefas e aumento da ativação dos músculos flexores com o uso das órteses. CONCLUSÃO: Esse é um resultado importante para a definição da indicação, ou não, do uso de órteses no processo de reabilitação de várias desordens - entre outras, a tendinite de flexores e extensores do punho e dos dedos -, bem como para a previsão do tempo de uso desses dispositivos.OBJECTIVE: to investigate the effect of wrist immobilization orthoses, made from different materials, on activation of the flexor and extensor musculature of the forearm while performing specific tasks. METHODS: Twenty-six adults, with an average age of 26.2 years, performed the Jebsen-Taylor functional hand test and the Grip Strength test

  19. Analysis of Precision of Activation Analysis Method

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    Heydorn, Kaj; Nørgaard, K.

    1973-01-01

    The precision of an activation-analysis method prescribes the estimation of the precision of a single analytical result. The adequacy of these estimates to account for the observed variation between duplicate results from the analysis of different samples and materials, is tested by the statistic T......, which is shown to be approximated by a χ2 distribution. Application of this test to the results of determinations of manganese in human serum by a method of established precision, led to the detection of airborne pollution of the serum during the sampling process. The subsequent improvement in sampling...... conditions was shown to give not only increased precision, but also improved accuracy of the results....

  20. DPSIR analysis of land and soil degradation in response to changes in land use Análisis DPSIR de la degradación de suelos y territorio como respuesta a cambios en el uso del territorio Análise DPSIR da degradação do solo e da terra em resposta às mudanças no uso da terra

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    Jaume Porta

    2011-11-01

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    In this paper we analyze the causal chain, from the driving forces to the state, impacts and system responses, for several present and past human activities related to land use and land degradation. The DPSIR framework approach is used for analysing and assessing land degradation problems within a comprehensive view of interactions between human society and the environment. With this approach, land use, land and soil degradation in several parts of the world (Mexico, Spain and Togo are analyzed in relation to different land use types: the beginning of irrigation in the 1860’s in a semiarid zone with calcareous soils in North-eastern Spain; influence of the land utilization type (LUT on land degradation in Mexico; soil erosion and reservoir siltation as a global problem (Spain and Mexico; and the protective effects against degradation when soil is considered as a sacred area in Togo. These analyses allow us to learn from the past and could help us to develop strategies to prevent land and soil degradation. This approach provides a useful insight for a systematic analysis when trying to understand the causes of land and soil degradation in response to changes in land use.

     

    Este artículo analiza los vínculos entre las fuerzas motrices de la degradación del suelo y del territorio, presión, estado, impactos y respuestas (marco DPSIR para analizar y evaluar problemas de degradación de tierras en el marco de las interacciones entre la sociedad humana y el medio ambiente. Con este enfoque, el uso del suelo, y la degradación del suelo y las tierras en varias partes del mundo (España, México y Togo se analizan en relación con diferentes tipos de uso de la tierra: el inicio del riego en 1860 en una zona semiárida con suelos calizos en España; influencia del tipo de utilización de tierras (LUT sobre la degradación de las tierras en México; la erosión del suelo

  1. Antimicrobial activity and potential use of monoterpenes as tropical fruits preservatives Atividade antimicrobiana e uso potencial de monoterpenos como preservantes de furtas tropicais

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    Roxana Garcia

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Banana, papaya and pineapple are the most consumed tropical fruits in the world, being Brazil one of the main producers. Fungi Colletotrichum musae, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Fusarium subglutinans f.sp. ananas cause severe post harvest diseases and losses in fruits quality. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of five monoterpenes to inhibit the mycelial growth and conidia germination of these three phytopathogens. The monoterpenes citral, citronellal, L-carvone, isopullegol and a-pinene were diluted in ethanol to final concentrations from 0.2 to 1%. All monoterpenes were found to inhibit the growth of the three studies fungi in a dose-dependent manner. Citral was the most effective of the oils tested and showed potent fungicidal activity at concentrations above 0.5%. Also, in vivo evaluation with these tropical fruits demonstrated the efficiency of citral to inhibit fungal growth. These results indicate the potential use of citral as a natural pesticide control of post-harvest fruit diseases.Banana, mamão e abacaxi são as frutas tropicais mais consumidas no mundo, sendo o Brasil um dos principais produtores. Os fungos Colletotrichum musae, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides e Fusarium subglutinans f.sp ananas são os principais causadores de doenças e perdas em pós-colheita de frutas. A proposta deste estudo foi avaliar a eficácia de cinco monoterpenos em inibir o crescimento micelial e a germinação dos conídios destes três fitopatógenos. Os monoterpenos citral, citronelal, L-carvona, isopulegol e a-pineno foram diluídos em etanol à concentração final de 0,2 a 1%. Todos os monoterpenos testados inibiram os três fungos estudados de maneira dose-dependente. Citral foi o mais efetivo dos óleos testados e apresentou uma potente atividade fungicida em concentrações acima de 0,5%. Mais ainda, avaliação in vivo com estas frutas tropicais demonstrou a eficácia de citral como inibidor do crescimento f

  2. The use of electrostatic accelerator for material analysis; Uso de un acelerador electrostatico para el analisis de materiales

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    Climet, A.; Agullo, F.; Espejo, O.; Pascual, C.

    2001-07-01

    An electrostatic accelerator is a very versatile tool for the analysis of the elemental composition of materials by means of ion-beam based analytical techniques. These techniques known as IBA (ion beam analysis) are widely used as a quantitative and non destructive characterization of almost any material down to depth of 10{mu}m below the surface and with a depth resolution at the surface from 2 to 20 nm. Their applications cover a wide range of areas such as: materials science, microelectronics, corrosion studies, polymer science, environmental studies, biomedical sciences and art and archaeology. In this work the general physical principles of IBA are reviewed and its capabilities are illustrated with a selection of examples. (Author) 21 refs.

  3. USO DEL LASER DENTAL

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    Sueldo, Efraín; Director del lnstituto de Investigación Estomatológica. Coordinador del Post -Grado en Periodoncia UNMSM.

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    Un anuncio comercial reciente describe un “revolucionario…” que rompe esquemas en Cirugía Periodontal y regenera nueva inserción" a través de la aplicación de "un procedimiento ENAP con láser patentado. (1) A pesar de la aprobación de la FDA para debridamiento sulcular, el uso en el anuncio y varios artículos de revistas recientes (2-8) deben ser evaluados a la luz de la evidencia disponible. Atecent commercial advertisement describes a" revolutionay" ... "Breakthrough in periodotal surger...

  4. Active packaging use to inhibit enzymatic browning of apples/ Uso de embalagem ativa na inibição do escurecimento enzimático de maçãs

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    Giulliano Amaral Viana

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The enzymatic browning is the most limiting factor of fruits and vegetables shelf-life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of an active packaging incorporated with anti-oxidant agents to inhibit apple’s enzymatic browning. Cellulosic films were incorporated with cysteine and sulphite and used to cover apples divided in halves. Browning inhibition was measured by polyphenoloxidase activity and colour analysis (CIE Lab colour system. Low concentration of sulphite (1% showed efficient browning inhibition and higher concentration of cysteine (15% was necessary to reach the same results. Treatments containing cysteine and sulphite resulted in brighter apples and less browning compared with control. The quantity of sulphite released to apples was lower than the limit allowed by legislation, decreasing, in this way, the levels of additives ingested by the consumer. In this study, the effectiveness of active packaging in providing product conservation was confirmed by the inhibition of browning in apples.O escurecimento enzimático é um dos fatores mais limitantes da vida de prateleira de frutas e vegetais. O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar o efeito do uso de embalagem ativa incorporada com agentes antioxidantes na inibição do escurecimento enzimático de maçãs. Os filmes foram produzidos a base de polímero celulósico e incorporados com sulfito e cisteína para recobrimento de maçãs divididas ao meio. Foi avaliada a inibição do escurecimento através da atividade da polifenoloxidase e pela análise de cor (sistema CIE Lab. Baixas concentrações de sulfito (1% mostraram-se eficientes na inibição do escurecimento das maçãs e altas concentrações de cisteína (15% foram necessárias para a obtenção do mesmo resultado. Os tratamentos tanto com sulfito quanto com cisteína, comparados com os tratamentos controle, proporcionaram maior brilho às maçãs e menor escurecimento. O teor de sulfito liberado para a ma

  5. Concepts of the First Law of thennodynamics and Energy as methods of analysis of the final use of energy Los conceptos de la primera ley de la termodinámica y de exergia como métodos de análisis del uso final de la energía

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    Hernández A. Luis Alfredo

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available Analysis of final use of energy based upon thermodinamic first law and exergy actually are considered as two complementary and necessary methods for energetic yield diagnostic of tasks and specific processes for production activities and/or welfare in the economic sectors of the country. As an application result, it could conduce to energy savings of losses to the enviroment and a better energy agreement between source-technology-final use.En la actualidad el análisis del uso final de la energía con base en la primera ley de la termodinámica y de la exergía, se presentan como dos métodos complementarios y necesarios para el diagnóstico del rendimiento energético de tareas y procesos específicos realizados en actividades de produción y/o bienestar en los sectores de la economía de país. Como
    resultado de su aplicación se podría conducir a grandes ahorros de energía mediante reducción de pérdidas al ambiente y una mejor concordancia energética en la triada fuente-tecnología-uso final.

  6. Uso profilático de Mupirocina em cateter venoso central de hemodiálise: revisão sistemática e metanálise Uso profiláctico de Mupirocina en cateter venoso central de hemodiálisis: revisión sistemática y metaanálisis Prophylactic use of Mupirocin in hemodialysis central venous catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Mônica Taminato

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o impacto do uso de Mupirocina tópica em inserção de cateter venoso central para hemodiálise. MÉTODOS: Revisão Sistemática com Metanálise. RESULTADOS: Após uma criteriosa e extensa busca, foram incluídos três ensaios clínicos que compararam o uso de Mupirocina versus outra intervenção em cateter venoso central para hemodiálise. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo apontou que o uso de Mupirocina tópica é eficaz para redução dos episódios de infecções entre os pacientes em hemodiálise, aumentando o tempo de utilização do cateter, além de reduzir significativamente as infecções por S aureus as mais prevalentes nessa população.OBJETIVO: Evaluar el impacto del uso de Mupirocina tópica en inserción de cateter venoso central para hemodiálisis. MÉTODOS: Revisión Sistemática con Metaanálisis. RESULTADOS: Después de una criteriosa y extensa búsqueda, se incluyeron tres ensayos clínicos que compararon el uso de Mupirocina versus otra intervención en cateter venoso central para hemodiálise. CONCLUSIÓN: El estudio demostró que el uso de Mupirocina tópica es eficaz para la reducción de los episodios de infecciones entre los pacientes en hemodiálisis, aumentando el tiempo de utilización del cateter, además de reducir significativamente las infecciones por S aureus, las más prevalentes en esa población.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of the use of topical Mupirocin on the insertion of central venous catheter for hemodialysis. METHODS: This was a systematic review with meta-analysis. RESULTS: After a careful and extensive search, we included three clinical trials that compared the use of Mupirocin versus other intervention in central venous catheter for hemodialysis. CONCLUSION: The study found that the use of topical Mupirocin is effective in reducing episodes of infection among hemodialysis patients, increasing duration time for catheter, and significantly reducing S aureus infections, which are the most

  7. Nuevos usos del cemento

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    Páez Balaca, A.

    1977-04-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the evolution of the different systems of transporting and storing submarine oil and its by-products (petroleum gas and natural gas, is dealt with stressing the importance of the use of concrete boats. Due to the high cost of oil pipelines, we have passed from tanks built on land to prestressed concrete tanks which can be berthed at great depths or anchored to the bottom to keep them afloat, it being possible to unmoor them for transferring them. Transporting and storing liquated gas leads US to see the advantages of prestressed concrete over steel, as the latter becomes brittle at low temperatures, whereas the former's strength increases. The different forms and possible sections are analyzed, stressing the great importance of the solution of the double concrete hull with pearlite insulation. Finally, a study is made of «light concretes », not the classical types used as thermal and acoustic insulation, but the semi-heavy ones made with expanded clay, high quality sand and P-450 cement, which technique is not yet as developed in Spain at might be wished.En este artículo se trata la evolución de los distintos sistemas de transporte y almacenamiento del petróleo submarino y sus derivados (gas de petróleo y gas natural, resaltando la importancia del uso de barcos de hormigón. Debido al gran coste de los oleoductos, se ha pasado de los tanques construidos en tierra firme a los depósitos de hormigón pretensado que pueden estar fondeados a gran profundidad o anclados al fondo para mantenerlos flotantes, existiendo la posibilidad de poder desamarrarlos para su traslado. El transporte y almacenamiento del gas licuado nos hace ver las ventajas del hormigón pretensado sobre el acero, pues éste se vuelve quebradizo a bajas temperaturas, mientras aquél aumenta su resistencia. Se analizan las diferentes formas y secciones posibles, destacando la gran importancia de la solución del doble casco de hormigón con

  8. Avaliação de dietas para eqüinos de uso militar em atividade física moderada Evaluation of diets for military horses in moderate activity

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    Patrícia Maia Galvão

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com o presente trabalho, avaliar dietas de cavalos de uso militar em atividade física moderada. O experimento foi realizado no Regimento Escola de Cavalaria do Exército Brasileiro, onde foram avaliadas as dietas dos eqüinos do Esquadrão de Cerimonial. No ensaio de desempenho, foi utilizado delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados, compostos de três tratamentos, sendo o bloco a idade dos animais e os tratamentos, as dietas experimentais. Na dieta I, quinze animais receberam dietas com ração comercial com feno de alfafa e coastcross incorporados ao pelete; na dieta II, quinze animais receberam ração comercial peletizada e, na dieta III, quatorze animais receberam ração comercial peletizada semelhante à dieta II, acrescida de 3,0 kg de aveia hidropônica. Em todas as dietas, foram adicionados 3,0 kg de feno de coastcross. Em seguida, foi conduzido o ensaio de digestão em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com os três tratamentos supracitados e quatro repetições, além da coleta total de fezes, para avaliação da digestibilidade dos nutrientes das dietas experimentais. Os valores obtidos foram submetidos à análise de variância e as médias, comparadas pelo teste de Tukey, a 5% de probabilidade. Os animais alimentados com as dietas experimentais tiveram o peso vivo e escore corporal inalterados pelas variações dos conteúdos de nutrientes das mesmas. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade foram afetados pela dietas experimentais e, de acordo com os resultados observados, a dieta contendo ração comercial com feno incorporado ao pelete, mostrou-se mais digestível. O consumo de energia e proteína digestível nas dietas avaliadas foi adequado às atividades militares e o consumo de fibra dietética (expressa em FDN e FDA foi adequado às recomendações mínimas necessárias para os eqüinos.This study aims to evaluate diets for military horses in moderate activity. This experiment was conducted at Cavalry

  9. Eficiência de uso da radiação fotossinteticamente ativa pela cultura do tomateiro em diferentes ambientes Use efficiency of photosynthetically active radiation by tomato plants grown in different environments

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    Bernadete Radin

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available A produção de biomassa pelas culturas está relacionada à quantidade de radiação fotossinteticamente ativa interceptada e absorvida pelas folhas, bem como à eficiência com que estas convertem a energia radiante em energia química, pela fotossíntese. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência de uso da radiação fotossinteticamente ativa pelo tomateiro (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cultivado em diferentes ambientes. Os experimentos foram realizados em estufa de plástico com e sem tela lateral antiinsetos e fora da estufa, em duas épocas (primavera-verão e verão-outono, no ano agrícola de 1999/2000. Mediu-se a matéria seca aérea e o índice de área foliar ao longo dos dois ciclos, assim como os fluxos de radiação incidente e transmitida. O ambiente em estufa com tela lateral antiinsetos teve menos radiação incidente e maior eficiência de seu uso: 0,44 e 0,60 g de matéria seca mol-1, nas primeira e segunda épocas, respectivamente. No ambiente fora da estufa, com mais radiação incidente, houve menor eficiência de seu uso (0,30 e 0,32 g mol-1, enquanto no ambiente em estufa sem tela lateral antiinsetos, foram obtidos valores intermediários de eficiência de uso da radiação (0,45 e 0,53 g mol-1.Crop biomass production is related to the amount of photosynthetically active radiation intercepted and absorbed by the leaves, as well as to their efficiency of conversion of this radiant energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the radiation use efficiency by tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. grown in different environments. Experiments were carried out in plastic-covered greenhouses with and without antiinsects screens and at open air plots, in different growth periods (spring-summer and summer-autumn during the 1999/2000 crop season. Measurements of dry above-ground biomass and leaf area index throughout both crop cycles were performed, and the

  10. Analysis of epiphytic lichen species for atmospheric pollutant biomonitoring use; Analise de especies de liquens epifiticos para uso na biomonitoracao de poluentes atmosfericos

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    Fuga, Alessandra; Saiki, Mitiko; Vasconcelos, Marina B.A. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Supervisao de Radioquimica; Honda, Neil K.; Siqueira, Onofre S. [Mato Grosso do Sul Univ., Campo Grande, MS (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica

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    Lichens are recognized as potential indicators of air pollution and they have been widely studied to be used as biomonitor of heavy metals. In this work, neutron activation analysis method was applied in the analysis of epiphytic lichen species Usnea meridionalis, Parmotrema tinctorum and Parmotrema dilatatum, collected in Vila Piraputanga, MS, Brazil. Concentrations of the elements Al, Br, Ca, Cl, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, V and Zn were determined at the levels of {mu}g g{sup -1} and As, Cs, Cr, Co, Hf, Mo, Sb, Sc, Se, Th and lanthanide elements at ng g{sup -1} levels. Results obtained showed that these three lichen species could be used in the environmental biomonitoring purposes. The precision and the accuracy of the results were also evaluated by analyzing certified reference materials IAEA 336 Lichen and 1547 NIST Peach Leaves. (author)

  11. Conference on Instrumental Activation Analysis: IAA 89

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    Vobecky, M.; Obrusnik, I.

    1989-05-01

    The proceedings contain 40 abstracts of papers all of which have been incorporated in INIS. The papers were centred on the applications of radioanalytical methods, especially on neutron activation analysis, x ray fluorescence analysis, PIXE analysis and tracer techniques in biology, medicine and metallurgy, measuring instruments including microcomputers, and data processing methods.

  12. Chemical processes of coal for use in power plants. Part 1: Approximate analysis and associated indexes of pulverized coal; Procesos quimicos del carbon para su uso en centrales termoelectricas. Parte 1: Analisis aproximado e indices asociados del carbon pulverizado

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    Altamirano-Bedolla, J. A.; Manzanares-Papayanopoulos, E.; Herrera-Velarde, J. R. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. E-mail: emp@iie.org.mx

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    The usage of hydrocarbons, such as natural gas, oil products and coal, will be the main source of energy to the mankind for next generations. Therefore, the actual research and technological developments point out to employ with high efficiency those fuels. The main interests are to release most of the energy as possible and to guide the combustion reactions. It is well known that during the combustion process of coal, the chemical energy is converted to thermal energy, which it allows the steam production, and therefore to produce energy through an electric generator. The main interest of the work presented here is to study the behavior of the coal combustion processes in function of the approximate analysis and some associate indices of that analysis, to point out the optimization of the coal usage as main fuel in electrical power generation plants. [Spanish] El uso de hidrocarburos como son el gas natural, los derivados del petroleo y el carbon mineral, continuara siendo en las proximas decadas la principal fuente de energia de la humanidad. Por consiguiente, la investigacion cientifica y los desarrollos tecnologicos actualmente se enfocan en emplear de manera mas eficiente dichos combustibles, satisfaciendo entre otros factores, dos intereses principales: liberar la mayor cantidad de energia, reduciendo al minimo el material combustible no quemado, y direccionar las reacciones del proceso de combustion para minimizar la cantidad de productos no deseados resultantes de la reaccion. A traves de los procesos quimicos de combustion del carbon, se transforma la energia quimica a energia termica, lo que permite la produccion de vapor para a su vez impulsar una turbina la cual esta acoplada a un generador electrico. El objetivo del presente trabajo es el estudio del comportamiento de los procesos quimicos que se llevan a cabo durante las reacciones de combus-tion del carbon en funcion del analisis aproximado y de los indices asociados resultantes de dicho analisis; lo

  13. Use of remazol blue dyed avicel for the determination of cellulolytic activity in basidiomycetes Uso de Avicel colorida com Remazol Blue para determinação da atividade celulolítica em Basidiomycetos

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    Marcos José Correia

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available A modified method for direct determination of cellulolytic activity using Avicel colored with Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR in Agar test tubes is discussed. Refinements were introduced in a simple method for quantitation of cellulase activity, based on the release of dye from Avicel-RBBR medium by the enzymatic hydrolysis. Modifications in Avicel-dye preparation were enhanced and a spectrophotometer for direct OD measurement in agar test tubes used. The use of a spectrophotometer improved the precision of the collected data, since absorbance measurements could be done at the maximum wavelenght for RBBR (595 nm.Neste trabalho, é discutido um método modificado para determinação da atividade celulolítica em fungos utilizando Avicel colorida com Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR, diretamente em tubos com ágar, a partir de refinamentos introduzidos em uma metodologia simples e baseada na liberação deste corante pela ação hidrolítica em Avicel colorida com o RBBR. Foram feitas modificações no preparo da Avicel colorida, bem como um espectrofotômetro para medição direta da absorbância nos tubos com ágar foi usado. O uso de espectrofotômetro aumentou a precisão dos dados coletados, pois permitiu leituras de absorbância no comprimento de onda máximo para RBBR (595 nm.

  14. Mapeamento semidetalhado do uso da terra do Bioma Cerrado Semidetailed land use mapping in the Cerrado

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    Edson Eyji Sano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi mapear o uso da terra do Bioma Cerrado na escala de 1:250.000. As seguintes classes de uso da terra foram consideradas: culturas agrícolas, pastagens cultivadas, reflorestamentos, áreas urbanas e áreas de mineração. A metodologia envolveu a segmentação de imagens do satélite Landsat, a classificação visual dos segmentos e a análise da exatidão global do mapa final. Aproximadamente 39,5% do Cerrado apresentaram algum tipo de uso de terra. Pastagens cultivadas e culturas agrícolas foram as classes predominantes, com 26,5 e 10,5%, respectivamente.The objective of this work was to map the land use in Cerrado at the 1:250,000 scale. The following classes of land use were considered: croplands, planted pasturelands, reforestations, urban settlements and mining areas. The methodological approach involved Landsat image segmentation, visual classification of the segments and analysis of the global accuracy of the final map. Approximately 39.5% of Cerrado presented some type of land use activity. Planted pasturelands and croplands were the dominant classes, with 26.5 and 10.5%, respectively.

  15. Radiation risk in pediatric patients: the need for criteria using radiopharmaceuticals activities;Risco radiologico em pacientes pediatricos: a necessidade de criterios para o uso de radiofarmacos

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    Simas, Felipe [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria (IRD/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Servico de Monitoracao Individual Interna; Velasques, Silvia M. [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria (IRD/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Servico de Monitoracao Individual Interna

    2009-07-01

    The administration of radionuclides to children for diagnostic procedures should be carried out only if there is a strong clinical indication. The amount of activity administered may be reduced according to body weight, body surface area or other appropriate criteria. In Brazil, activities used for pediatric patients were evaluated (2003-2005) in sixteen selected public and private institutions in Northeast, Southeast and South geographical regions. The present work presents radiopharmaceuticals activities used in Brazil compared with international surveys performed in USA in 2005 and in the European Union in 2007. The activities per patient weight and minimum and maximum activities used per Brazilian installations were compared with those used in USA installations. Per patients, it was calculated the ideal minimum administered activity for each type of radiopharmaceutical by body weight according the Pediatric Dosage Card (PDC) criteria. It was not possible to compare activities for all radiopharmaceuticals used in Brazil because some are not more used outside, e.g. {sup 131}I-NaI, which is replaced by {sup 123}I-NaI for thyroid imaging. The discrepancy between activities used in Brazil compared with those used in USA and Europe may be attributed to the heterogeneity of Brazilian imaging equipment and lack for specific children protocols. The disadvantages for using fractions of adult activities are: necessity of minimum statistical counting for assurance of image quality and dependence upon equipment calibration. It was concluded that is necessary to establish standard criteria for radiopharmaceuticals activities applied to pediatric patients in Brazil and the risks due to additional activities should be estimated individually. (author)

  16. O uso da drotrecogina alfa ativada na prática clínica e as atuais evidências Drotrecogin alfa activated in clinical practice and the current evidences

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    Márcio Soares

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O debate sobre a segurança e eficácia da drotrecogina alfa (DrotAA encontra-se na ordem do dia, principalmente, em função dos resultados negativos observados em ensaios clínicos subseqüentes ao PROWESS e do impacto econômico no sistema de saúde relacionado ao custo elevado do fármaco. O objetivo deste estudo foi rever os principais estudos sobre a utilização da DrotAA em pacientes com sepse grave, com ênfase nas questões ligadas a sua eficácia e segurança. CONTEÚDO: Foram selecionados artigos sobre a utilização da DrotAA em pacientes com sepse publicados nos últimos dez anos no MedLine. Os seguintes unitermos foram utilizados: activated protein C; drotrecogin alfa; sepsis; septic shock; Xigris®. Estudos referenciados nos artigos selecionados na busca também foram utilizados. CONCLUSÕES: As taxas de letalidades e as complicações hemorrágicas associadas com o uso do fármaco foram maiores em grandes estudos observacionais do que aquelas descritas previamente nos ensaios clínicos. A luz dos resultados atualmente disponíveis, o uso da DrotAA deve ser reconsiderado até que novos ensaios clínicos possam subsidiar com informações adicionais sobre eficácia, segurança e na identificação dos subgrupos de pacientes com sepse grave que porventura possam ter benefício com o uso deste medicamento. A DrotAA deve servir de exemplo para que haja maior cautela com a rápida transposição de evidências ainda em construção para recomendações e diretrizes de tratamento de pacientes com sepse grave.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The debate on efficacy and patient safety related to the use of drotrecogin alfa (DrotAA is timely, principally due to the negative results observed in clinical studies performed after the PROWESS study, and the economic cost-related impact of the drug on the healthcare system. The aim of this study was to review the main studies on the use of DrotAA in patients with severe

  17. Using Web-Based Activities to Promote Reading: An Exploratory Study with Teenagers (Uso de actividades en la red para promover la lectura: un estudio exploratorio con adolescentes)

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    Rátiva Velandia, Marlén; Pedreros Torres, Andrés Leonardo; Núñez Alí, Mónica

    2012-01-01

    It is considered valuable to take advantage of web activities to improve and qualify the English teaching and learning processes, especially in the promotion of reading comprehension. In this article we share the process and results of a study that focused on some activities based on web materials that were designed and used with 10th grade…

  18. Activation analysis of meteorites. 3

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    Nagai, H.; Honda, M.; Sato, H. [Nihon Univ., College of Humanities and Sciences, Tokyo (Japan); Ebihara, M.; Oura, Y.; Setoguchi, M. [Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Faculty of Science, Tokyo (Japan)

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    A long-lived cosmogenic nuclide, {sup 53}Mn in extra-terrestrial materials has been determined in the DR-1 hole of the JRR-3M reactor, applying the well-thermalized neutron flux. The neutron flux intensities are variable with the depths whereas the fast thermal ratios are not quite variable. By this method, {sup 53}Mn contents in iron meteorites and metal phases in general could be routinely determined in many samples. The chemical separation method has been modified and a convenient short circuit method has been proposed to shorten the process. The short method is to count the activities of {sup 54}Mn just after the irradiation without further purification of manganese. (author)

  19. Sobre el Uso del DDT

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    Garcés Carlos

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    Full Text Available Con el advenimiento del DDT como elemento de lucha contra las numerosas pestes que atacan a las plantas y a los animales y definitivamente probada su gran efectividad para ello, su uso se ha hecho extensivo en todas partes y en todas las ocasiones posibles, y así este insecticida ha venido desplazando a los que hasta la fecha se estaban empleando

  20. Land use analysis for slope classes in watershed using GIS analysis Análisis del uso del suelo por clases de pendiente en la cuenca utilizando SIG Análise do uso da terra por classes de declividade em microbacia hidrográfica usando geoprocessamento

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi o levantamento do uso da terra na microbacia hidrográfica do Córrego Limoeiro situada nos municípios de Presidente Prudente e Álvares Machado no Oeste do Estado de São Paulo. O referido levantamento foi efetuado utilizando-se uma imagem do sensor TM do satélite Landsat 7 e o Sistema de Informações Geográficas Idrisi. O resultado do levantamento foi analisado estatisticamente através do índice kappa. Em seguida, digitalizaram-se as curvas de nível da microbacia que foram interpoladas para fornecer as classes de declive de toda a área estudada. Depois disso, cruzou-se as classes de declive com o uso da terra com a finalidade de verificar os principais usos da terra em cada classe de declive. Observou-se que a pecuária e a área urbanizada são as principais ocupações do solo na microbacia. Observou-se ainda que as classes de declive predominantes na área estudada são aquelas entre 3 e 12 por cento.

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue la evaluación del uso del suelo en la cuenca de arroyo Limoeiro ubicados en las ciudades de Presidente Prudente y Álvarez Machado en el oeste de Sao Paulo. Esta evaluación se realizó mediante un sensor de imagen del Landsat TM 7 y el Sistema de Información Geográfica Idrisi. A continuación, las curvas de nivel de la cuenca fueran digitalizados y interpolados para obtener las clases de pendiente del área de estudio. Después, las clases pendiente fueran correlacionadas con el uso de la tierra con el fin de identificar los principales usos de la tierra en cada clase de pendiente. Se observó que la exploración agropecuaria y urbana son las principales ocupaciones de tierras en la cuenca. También se observó que las clases pendiente predominantes en la área de estudio son entre el 3 y 12 por ciento.

    The objective of this work was to survey the land use at Limoeiro watershed placed on the Presidente

  1. Analysis multitemporal of the soil use and occupation between 1987 and 2004 in the northern urban expansion zone of Londrina- PR, using Remote Sensing (SR and the Geographical Information System (GIS Análise multitemporal do uso e ocupação do solo entre 1987 e 2004 na zona de expansão urbana norte de Londrina-PR, utilizando Sensoriamento Remoto (SR e Sistema de Informações Geográficas (SIG

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    Full Text Available The article makes a multitemporal analysis of use/occupation of the soil in the area of urban sprawl North of Londrina-PR the years between 1987 and 2004, using images from Landsat-5 satellites and Spot-5. Were applied images digital processing techniques (PDI as color combinations (false color, processing IHS (Intensity, Hue, Saturation and supervised maximum likelihood classification (MAXVER, in order to get the classes of use/occupation of the soil. The results are presented in thematic maps showing qualitatively and quantitatively the real condition of use and occupation of land, noting that the region is not being environmentally preserved according to the established laws because its forest cover has less than 20% of forests, the minimum required by law. The urban area and ranches had an increasing advance, confirming the trend of land use in the region for the unplanned way urban occupation. In turn the pasture and agricultural activity had a higher prevalence of 50% in the area, showing the importance of rural activity for the region. O artigo faz uma análise multitemporal do uso/ocupação do solo na Zona de Expansão Urbana Norte de Londrina-PR entre os anos de 1987 e 2004, utilizando imagens dos satélites Landsat-5 e Spot- 5. Foram aplicadas as imagens técnicas de processamento digital (PDI como combinações coloridas (falsa cor, transformação IHS (Intensity, Hue, Saturation e classificação supervisionada de máxima verossimilhança (maxver, com intuito de obter as classes de uso/ocupação do solo. Os resultados obtidos são apresentados em mapas temáticos mostrando qualitativamente e quantitativamente a real condição do uso e ocupação do solo, constatando que a região não vem sendo preservada ambientalmente segundo as legislações estabelecidas, pois sua cobertura florestal apresenta-se com menos de 20% de florestas, mínimo exigido por lei. A área urbana e de chácaras tiveram um crescente avanço, confirmando a

  2. Uso de metodologias ativas na formação técnica do agente comunitário de saúde Use of active methods in the technical training of community health agents

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    Ivanilda Lacerda Pedrosa

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste relato é sistematizar a experiência com metodologias ativas dentro da formação técnica do agente comunitário de saúde da Escola Técnica de Saúde da Universidade Federal da Paraíba. O curso está organizado em etapas, tendo sido concluída a primeira, cujo propósito foi o de contribuir para a construção da identidade dos agentes comunitários de saúde. A aplicação de metodologias ativas leva o discente a refletir sobre o seu processo de trabalho e a transformar a sua realidade, beneficiando-a, tendo em vista que desperta nele o senso crítico e a busca de mudanças em sua relação consigo mesmo, com o usuário e com a comunidade em geral. Os resultados foram positivos, inclusive no que diz respeito ao fortalecimento do uso de metodologias ativas no processo ensino-aprendizagem da escola formadora.The purpose of this report is to systematize the experience with active methodologies within the technical training of community health agents of the Federal University of Paraíba's Technical School of Health. The course is organized in stages, the first of which has already been completed and was aimed at contributing to building the identity of the community health agents. Applying active methods leads students to reflect on their work process and transform their reality, benefiting from it, given that it awakens a critical sense and the pursuit of changes in their relationships with themselves, with the user, and with the community at large. The results were positive, including with regard to strengthening the use of active methods in the teaching-learning process used at the school providing the training.

  3. The use of environmental monitoring as a technique to identify isotopic enrichment activities; O uso da monitoracao ambiental como tecnica de identificacao de atividades de enriquecimento isotopico

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    Buchmann, Jose Henrique

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    The use of environmental monitoring as a technique to identify activities related to the nuclear fuel cycle has been proposed, by international organizations, as an additional measure to the safeguards agreements in force. The elements specific for each kind of nuclear activity, or nuclear signatures, inserted in the ecosystem by several transfer paths, can be intercepted with better or worse ability by different live organisms. Depending on the kind of signature of interest, the anthropogenic material identification and quantification require the choice of adequate biologic indicators and, mainly, the use of sophisticated techniques associated with elaborate sample treatments. This work demonstrates the technical viability of using pine needles as bioindicators of nuclear signatures associated with uranium enrichment activities. Additionally, it proposes the use of a technique widely diffused nowadays in the scientific community, the High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (HR-ICP-MS), to identify the signature corresponding to that kind of activities in the ecosystem. It can be also found a description of a methodology recently being applied in analytical chemistry,based on uncertainties estimates metrological concepts, used to calculate the uncertainties associated with the obtained measurement results. Nitric acid solutions with a concentration of 0.3 mol.kg{sup -1}, used to wash pine needles sampled near facilities that manipulate enriched uranium and containing only 0.1 {mu}g.kg{sup -1} of uranium, exhibit a {sup 235} U: {sup 238} U isotopic abundance ratio of 0.0092{+-}0.0002, while solutions originated from samples collected at places located more than 200 km far from activities related to the nuclear fuel cycle exhibit a value of 0.0074{+-}0.0002 for this abundance ratio. Similar results were obtained for samples collected in different places permit to confirm the presence of anthropogenic uranium and demonstrate the viability of using

  4. Neutron Activation Analysis of Water - A Review

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    Buchanan, John D.

    1971-01-01

    Recent developments in this field are emphasized. After a brief review of basic principles, topics discussed include sources of neutrons, pre-irradiation physical and chemical treatment of samples, neutron capture and gamma-ray analysis, and selected applications. Applications of neutron activation analysis of water have increased rapidly within the last few years and may be expected to increase in the future.

  5. Uso indicado e uso referido de medicamentos durante a gravidez

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    Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro

    Full Text Available Poucos estudos descrevem a utilização de medicamentos na gravidez com detalhamento de práticas prescritivas. A pesquisa integra grande inquérito sobre atenção perinatal em hospitais do Município do Rio de Janeiro. A natureza do hospital - se pública, contratada/conveniada ao SUS ou privada - determinou estratificação de 10.072 puérperas internadas. A coleta de dados se deu por entrevista e por consulta a prontuários, cobrindo medicamentos utilizados durante a gravidez e prescritos durante a internação hospitalar quando do parto. Medicamentos foram classificados pela ATC e outro sistema para casos especiais de uso referido. Houve média de 2,08 medicamentos prescritos no parto e 2,3 usados durante a gestação, sendo os mais prescritos anestésicos, antibióticos, ocitocina e analgésicos, com diferenças significativas entre estratos, e os mais referidos sulfato ferroso, vitaminas, escopolamina e paracetamol. Para interromper a gravidez, 49,7% relatam o uso de chás e 9,2% de misoprostol. O perfil de utilização é corroborado pela literatura. A pesquisa oferece oportunidade de conhecimento de padrões de prescrição ao parto e de uso referido durante a gestação nos setores público e privado.

  6. Uso indicado e uso referido de medicamentos durante a gravidez

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    Osorio-de-Castro Claudia Garcia Serpa

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    Full Text Available Poucos estudos descrevem a utilização de medicamentos na gravidez com detalhamento de práticas prescritivas. A pesquisa integra grande inquérito sobre atenção perinatal em hospitais do Município do Rio de Janeiro. A natureza do hospital - se pública, contratada/conveniada ao SUS ou privada - determinou estratificação de 10.072 puérperas internadas. A coleta de dados se deu por entrevista e por consulta a prontuários, cobrindo medicamentos utilizados durante a gravidez e prescritos durante a internação hospitalar quando do parto. Medicamentos foram classificados pela ATC e outro sistema para casos especiais de uso referido. Houve média de 2,08 medicamentos prescritos no parto e 2,3 usados durante a gestação, sendo os mais prescritos anestésicos, antibióticos, ocitocina e analgésicos, com diferenças significativas entre estratos, e os mais referidos sulfato ferroso, vitaminas, escopolamina e paracetamol. Para interromper a gravidez, 49,7% relatam o uso de chás e 9,2% de misoprostol. O perfil de utilização é corroborado pela literatura. A pesquisa oferece oportunidade de conhecimento de padrões de prescrição ao parto e de uso referido durante a gestação nos setores público e privado.

  7. Direito e sociedade na Amazônia: sobre a proibição legal do uso do fogo em atividades econômicas agropastoris Law and society in the Amazon: the legal prohibition on the use of fire in agropastoral economic activities

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    David Wilson de Abreu Pardo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Análise de conflito socioambiental causado pelo uso do fogo em atividades econômicas agropastoris na amazônia, com o objetivo de oferecer tratamento jurídico para a problemática, construindo o argumento a partir do nível da lei e passando ao nível dos direitos e da Constituição, inserindo neste os temas da economia e da cultura. Procedimento de análise e tratamento dos argumentos e interesses dos atores tais quais reconstruídos, sugerindo a resolução do ponto de vista do direito como prática social, com enfoque crítico e contextualizado. Discussão do problema ilustrada com dados de um processo de ação civil pública proposta pelo Ministério Público no Acre. Plano de trabalho com descrição inicial do problema das queimadas na Amazônia. Depois, reflexão sobre o sentido da lei florestal e regulação administrativa da prática. Finalmente, exame do argumento constitucional, refutando contestações da economia e da cultura. Conclusão pela cessação das queimadas como técnica de produção econômica na Amazônia, excetuando o uso restrito e controlado do fogo na agricultura de subsistência praticado por populações tradicionais e indígenas.Analysis of environmental conflict caused by the use of fire in agropastoral economic activities in the Amazon. Purpose of providing legal treatment for the problem, building the argument from the level of the law and passing the level of rights and the constitution by inserting in the themes of economy and culture. Procedure for analysis and processing of arguments and interests of actors, such as they rebuilt, suggesting the resolution of the point of view of law as a social practice, focusing on critical and contextualized. Discussion of the problem illustrated with data from a process of public civil action filed by prosecutors in acre. Work plan with the initial description of the problem of fires in the Amazon. Then reflect on the meaning of the forestry law and administrative

  8. Using Web-Based Activities to Promote Reading: An Exploratory Study with Teenagers Uso de actividades en la red para promover la lectura: un estudio exploratorio con adolescentes

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    Marlén Rátiva Velandia

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available It is considered valuable to take advantage of web activities to improve and qualify the English teaching and learning processes, especially in the promotion of reading comprehension. In this article we share the process and results of a study that focused on some activities based on web materials that were designed and used with 10th grade students, with the purpose of promoting reading. Data was gathered through the use of questionnaires, surveys and web activities. The results showed that most of the students agree on the fact that reading more information concerning a specific topic or about different subjects makes them work with enthusiasm; they also had new possibilities to access knowledge in a different way and to improve reading comprehension.Se considera valioso tomar ventaja de las actividades basadas en materiales web para mejorar y cualificar los procesos de la enseñanza y aprendizaje del idioma inglés, especialmente en la promoción de la comprensión lectora. En este artículo compartimos los procesos y resultados de un estudio que se centró en algunas actividades basadas en materiales web que fueron diseñadas y empleadas por estudiantes de décimo grado con el propósito de promover la lectura. La información se recogió mediante cuestionarios, encuestas y materiales web. Los resultados mostraron que la mayoría de los estudiantes están de acuerdo con que leer información concerniente a un tema específico o de diferentes materias los puede motivar a trabajar con entusiasmo y que también tienen nuevas posibilidades para acceder al conocimiento de una manera diferente y mejorar su comprensión lectora.

  9. Efeito do Uso do Estabilizador Active Ankle System® na Altura do Salto Vertical em Jogadores de Voleibol Effect of the Use of the Active Ankle System Stabilizer in The Vertical Jump Height in Volleyball Players

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    Marco Túlio Saldanha dos Anjos

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVO: Na prática do voleibol, as entorses de tornozelo representam 25 a 50% das lesões agudas. Medidas preventivas, como estabilizadores dinâmicos de tornozelo (EDT, são frequentemente utilizadas, porém, há controvérsias se esse dispositivo pode ou não interferir no desempenho esportivo. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar o efeito do EDT Active Ankle System® (AAS na altura do salto vertical em jogadoras de voleibol. MÉTODOS: Selecionou-se uma amostra de conveniência de 14 atletas entre 14 e 18 anos de idade, do gênero feminino. Estas foram instruídas a saltar simulando o gesto esportivo do ataque e do bloqueio com e sem o EDT, sobre placas de contato conectadas a um computador portátil que, através de um programa, calculava a altura do salto vertical. Previamente, foi feito um estudo-piloto para determinação do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse para as quatro condições de teste (n = 4, no qual os valores encontrados foram: ataque com EDT, 0,95; ataque sem EDT, 0,76; bloqueio com EDT, 0,92; bloqueio sem EDT, 0,89. Os dados de altura de cada tipo de salto vertical nas condições com e sem EDT foram comparadas através de testes t de Student para amostras pareadas. RESULTADOS: Para um nível de significância de α = 0,05, não foi encontrada diferença significativa entre os saltos do ataque com o EDT (0,41 + 0,073m e sem o EDT (0,41 + 0,086m, p = 0,517. Também não foi encontrada diferença significativa para os saltos do bloqueio com o EDT (0,31 ± 0,048m e sem o EDT (0,32 ± 0,050m, p = 0,06. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados do presente estudo apontam para não interferência do uso do EDT AAS no desempenho do salto vertical em atletas de voleibol.INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: In volleyball practice, ankle sprains represent 25 to 50% of the acute injuries. Preventive measures such as dynamic ankle bracing (DAB are very often used; however, there is controversy on whether this would affect athletic

  10. Análise dos custos do reprocessamento de pinças de uso único utilizadas em cirurgia vídeo-assistida Análisis de los costos del reprocesamiento de pinzas de único uso, utilizadas en cirugía video-asistida Cost analysis of reprocessing disposable forceps used in video-assisted surgery

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    Eliane Molina Psaltikidis

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho objetivou analisar os custos do reprocessamento de pinças de uso único, utilizadas em cirurgia vídeo-assistida. O reuso freqüente desses artigos é justificado pelo alto custo, entretanto, poucos estudos foram desenvolvidos sob esse enfoque. Aplicou-se o método de estudo de casos múltiplos, em três instituições hospitalares do Estado de São Paulo, utilizando as técnicas da observação e análise documental. O custo do reprocessamento foi de R$ 9,37 no Caso nº 1, R$ 6,59 no Caso nº 2 e R$ 3,31 no Caso nº 3. O baixo custo verificado deve ser analisado com cautela, pois se verifica que o controle de qualidade tem pequena participação na composição do custo final. Quando todas as medidas de controle de qualidade são adotadas, o custo do reprocessamento passa a ser de R$ 185,19 no Caso nº 1, R$ 595,82 no Caso nº 2 e de R$ 363,10 no Caso nº 3.El trabajo objetivó analizar los costos del reprocesamiento de pinzas de uso único utilizadas en cirugía video-asistida. Fue aplicado el método de estudio de casos múltiples, en tres instituciones hospitalarias del Estado de São Paulo, utilizando la técnica de observación y de análisis documental. El costo del reprocesamiento fue de 9,37 Reales (R$, en el caso nº 1; de R$ 6,59 en el caso nº 2 y de R$ 3,31 en el caso nº 3. El bajo costo verificado debe ser analizado con cautela, ya que el control de calidad tiene participación en la composición del costo final. Al ser adoptadas las medidas de control de calidad, el costo del reprocesamiento pasa a ser de R$ 185,19 en el caso nº 1; de R$ 595,82 en el caso nº 2 y de R$ 363,10 en el caso nº 3.This study aimed to analyze the reprocessing costs of disposable forceps used in video-assisted surgery. The frequent reuse of these instruments is justified by their high cost. However, few studies have been carried out on this topic. The multiple case study method was applied in three hospitals in the State of São Paulo

  11. Usos educatius del turisme patrimonial

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    Olaia Fontal Merillas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo parte de la concepción del patrimonio como recurso, para abordar los modelos de gestión hacia el mismo y, desde este punto, analizar su sostenibilidad. Posteriormente nos centramos en los diferentes modelos de un uso concreto, el turístico, para establecer un puente de conexión necesario con la educación. Finalmente apuntamos las claves de lo que podríamos denominar «uso educativo» del turismo patrimonial, cuyo eje central se ha trasladado del patrimonio como recurso de ocio, al patrimonio como recurso educativo. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cet article part de la conception du patrimoine comme ressource pour aborder les modèles de gestion en fonction de lui et, de ce point de vue, analyser sa durabilité. Nous nous centrons ensuite sur les différents modèles d’un usage concret –le tourisme– pour mettre en place une connexion nécessaire avec l’éducation. Enfin, nous donnons les clés de ce que l’on pourrait appeler l’« usage éducatif » du tourisme patrimonial, dont l’axe central s’est déplacé du patrimoine comme ressource de loisirs au patrimoine comme ressource éducative.This paper begins by considering heritage as a resource in order to propose models for managing it and, as a consequence, analyse its sustainability. It then goes on to consider the models associated with a specific use of heritage, namely tourism, in order to make the necessary links with education. Finally, we set out what we regard as the key features of the ‘educational use’ of tourist heritage, through which the central premise has shifted from heritage as a leisure resource to heritage as an educational resource.Este artículo parte de la concepción del patrimonio como recurso, para abordar los modelos de gestión hacia el mismo y, desde este punto

  12. Medios locativos : Un uso posible

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    Delhey, Christian Karl; Sánchez Olguín, Gerardo

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    En este artículo presentaremos los recursos y procedimientos que dan lugar a los llamados medios locativos y señalaremos algunos antecedentes de su uso en la producción de obras artísticas. Nos detendremos en la problemática resultante de los rotundos cambios en los modos de producción y circulación de objetos artísticos ocurridos con la irrupción de las llamadas nuevas tecnologías; para considerar particularmente el sonido como material en los medios locativos. Describiremos finalmente un us...

  13. Feasibility evaluation of two solar cooling systems applied to a cuban hotel. Comparative analysis Evaluacion de factibilidad del uso dos sistemas climatización solar aplicado a un hotel cubano ; Análisis comparativo

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    Yamile -Diaz Torres

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The article presents an analysis of technical and economic feas ibility of using two configurations of solar cooling in a Cuban hotel. HVAC hybrid schemes are: a cooler of ice water vapor compression (chiller interconnected in parallel with a smaller capacity chiller, fir st with a solar-powered a bsorption cooling system (SACS, and then with a photovoltaic cooling system(PSC. Both were simulated taking into account the weather conditions in the regi on, thermodynamic calculation met hodologies and principles that govern these technologies. The results show t hat the use of these alternativ es contributes to reduci ng energy consumption and the environmental impact of heating, ventilation and air co nditioning systems (HVAC. Economic analysis highlights that PCS is more favorable than the SACS taking into account the cooling cost generation (CCG but energy assessment indicates that SACS has higher thermal performance for the case study to which it is applied. El artículo presenta un análisis de factibilidad técnica y económic a de uso de dos configuraciones de climatización solar en un hotel cubano. Los esquemas de climatización híbridas son: una enfriadora de agua helada de compresión de vapor (chiller interconectada en paralelo con una enfriadora de absorción asistida con energía solar térmica (SACS, si glas en inglés, y posteriormente c on un chiller asistido por un sistema solar fotovoltaico (PSC, siglas en ingles. Ambos fueron simulados teniendo en cuenta las condiciones meteorológicas de la región, metodologías de cálcul o y principios termodinámicos que gobiernan estos sistemas. Los resultados muestran que el uso de estas alternativas contribuye a la reducción del consumo energético y el impacto ambiental de los sistemas calefacc ión, ventilación y aire acondicionado (HVAC, siglas en inglés. El análisis económico resalta que PCS es má s favorable que el SACS, teniendo en cuenta el costo de generación de fr

  14. Atividade antibacteriana de desinfetantes para uso na produção orgânica de aves Antibacterial activity of disinfectants for use in organic poultry keeping

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    Fátima Regina Ferreira Jaenisch

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A determinação de produtos eficazes para a desinfecção e que não causem danos ao meio ambiente é um grande desafio para a avicultura orgânica. Neste trabalho foram avaliadas as atividades antibacterianas de quatro desinfetantes: ácido peracético, amônia quaternária, hipoclorito de sódio a 1% e a 0,1% de cloro ativo e do composto de ácidos orgânicos (cítrico, lático e ascórbico, frente às amostras padrão de Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis e Staphylococcus aureus, na presença e ausência de matéria orgânica, sob duas diferentes temperaturas e tempo de contato de 20 minutos. Os ácidos orgânicos mostraram-se menos efetivos na presença de matéria orgânica. No entanto, o ácido peracético, na ausência desta, foi o mais eficaz frente à S. Enteritidis e igualmente efetivo, independente da matéria orgânica, frente ao S. aureus e E. coli, revelando-se uma opção válida para desinfecção na avicultura orgânica, desde que precedida de limpeza criteriosa.Efficient products in the disinfection that do not cause damages to the environment are a challenge for the organic poultry keeping. The antibacterial activity of four disinfectants was evaluated to per acetic acid, quaternary ammonium, sodium hypochlorite at 1% and 0,1% and the composed of organics acids (citric, lactic and ascorbic against standard samples of Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis and Staphylococcus aureus in the presence and absence of organic matter, at two different temperatures and with 20 minutes of contact. Organic acids were shown less effective in the presence of organic matter. However, the per acetic acid in the absence of this revealed most efficient against S. Enteritidis and equally effective in the presence of organic matter, against S. aureus and E. coli showing a valid option for disinfection in the organic poultry keeping since preceded of careful cleanness.

  15. Atividade antimicrobiana das pastilhas de Paraformaldeído reproduzindo as condições de uso nas instituições de saúde do Brasil Actividad antimicrobiana de las PastilLas de Paraformaldehído reproduciendo las condiciones de uso en las instituciones de salud del Brasil Paraformaldehyde Tablets microbiological activity reproducing the use conditions of the Brazilian health Institutions

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    Kazuko Uchikawa Graziano

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available A atividade antimicrobiana das Pastilhas de Paraformaldeído, reproduzindo as condições de uso das Instituições de Saúde do Brasil (sem o aquecimento, sem o acréscimo da umidade relativa, a 5%, por um período longo de exposição de 12 horas, foi avaliada "in vitro" por meio do monitoramento microbiológico, segundo a metodologia da AOAC, adotada oficialmente pelo Ministério da Saúde do Brasil para o registro dessa categoria de produtos. Os resultados dos experimentos refutaram a ação esterilizante das Pastilhas de Paraformaldeído nestas condições. Diante destes resultados, realizou-se, então, os testes para avaliação desinfetante do produto utilizando-se o Método de Diluição de Uso, preconizada pela AOAC, adaptado para produtos gasosos, contra os microrganismos teste padronizados Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC nº. 6538, Samonella choleraesuis (ATCC nº. 10708 e Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC nº. 15442. Nestes experimentos, os resultados das culturas mostraram-se 100% negativos contra todas as bactérias testadas inferindo-se indícios de atividade desinfetante de alto nível.La actividad antimicrobiana de las Pastillas de Paraformaldehído, reproduciendo las condiciones de uso en las Instituciones de Salud del Brasil (sin el calentamiento y aumento de la humedad relativa, en un porcentaje del 0,5%, pese al largo período de exposición de 12 horas, fue evaluada "in vitro" por medio del monitoramiento microbiológico, según la metodología de la AOAC, adoptada oficialmente por el Ministerio de Salud del Brasil para el registro de esa categoría de produtos. Los resultados de los experimentos refutaron la acción esterilizante de las Pastillas de Paraformaldehído en las condiciones estudiadas. Frente a estos resultados se realizó, entonces, los test para evaluación desinfectante del produto utilizándose el Método de Dilución de Uso, preconizada por la AOAC, adaptado para productos gaseosos, contra los microorganismos test

  16. Feasibility evaluation of two solar cooling systems applied to a cuban hotel. Comparative analysis; Evaluación de factibilidad del uso dos sistemas climatización solar aplicado a un hotel cubano. Análisis comparativo

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    Yamile Díaz Torres

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The article presents an analysis of technical and economic feasibility of using two configurations of solar cooling in a Cuban hotel. HVAC hybrid schemes are: a cooler of ice water vapor compression (chiller interconnected in parallel with a smaller capacity chiller, first with a solar-powered absorption cooling system (SACS, and then with a photovoltaic cooling system(PSC. Both were simulated taking into account the weather conditions in the region, thermodynamic calculation methodologies and principles that govern thesetechnologies. The results show that the use of these alternatives contributes to reducing energy consumption and the environmental impact of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC. Economic analysishighlights that PCS is more favorable than the SACS taking into account the cooling cost generation (CCG but energy assessment indicates that SACS has higher thermal performance for the case study to which it isapplied.El artículo presenta un análisis de factibilidad técnica y económica de uso de dos configuraciones de climatización solar en un hotel cubano. Los esquemas de climatización híbridas son: una enfriadora de agua helada de compresión de vapor (chiller interconectada en paralelo con una enfriadora de absorción asistida con energía solar térmica (SACS, siglas en inglés, y posteriormente con un chiller asistido por un sistema solar fotovoltaico (PSC, siglas en ingles. Ambos fueron simulados teniendo en cuenta las condiciones meteorológicas de la región, metodologías de cálculo y principios termodinámicos que gobiernan estossistemas. Los resultados muestran que el uso de estas alternativas contribuye a la reducción del consumo energético y el impacto ambiental de los sistemas calefacción, ventilación y aire acondicionado (HVAC, siglas en inglés. El análisis económico resalta que PCS es más favorable que el SACS, teniendo en cuenta el costo de generación de frío (CCG, siglas en ingl

  17. Prompt gamma-ray activation analysis (PGAA)

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    Kern, J. [Fribourg Univ. (Switzerland). Inst. de Physique

    1996-11-01

    The paper deals with a brief description of the principles of prompt gamma-ray activation analysis (PGAA), with the detection of gamma-rays, the PGAA project at SINQ and with the expected performances. 8 figs., 3 tabs., 10 refs.

  18. Transforming Teacher Education, An Activity Theory Analysis

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    McNicholl, Jane; Blake, Allan

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores the work of teacher education in England and Scotland. It seeks to locate this work within conflicting sociocultural views of professional practice and academic work. Drawing on an activity theory framework that integrates the analysis of these seemingly contradictory discourses with a study of teacher educators' practical…

  19. Uso de dexmedetomidina em anestesiologia

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    Villela Nivaldo Ribeiro

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A dexmedetomidina é um novo agonista alfa2-adrenérgico que apresenta relação de seletividade entre os receptores alfa2:alfa1 de 1600:1, com importante ação sedativa e analgésica, bom controle hemodinâmico frente ao estresse e que pode produzir, por si só, anestesia. Este agente tem sido empregado para promover analgesia e sedação no período pós-operatório e nas unidades de tratamento intensivo. Devido à suas propriedades, recentemente, a dexmedetomidina passou a ser utilizada também na sala de operações, como fármaco coadjuvante em anestesia. Assim, este artigo faz uma revisão da literatura com relação ao uso da dexmedetomidina na prática anestésica. CONTEÚDO: São apresentados os principais trabalhos com o emprego da dexmedetomidina em Anestesiologia, seja como medicação pré-anestésica, ou durante o ato anestésico-cirúrgico. O mecanismo de ação dos fármacos alfa2-agonistas e as propriedades farmacocinéticas e farmacodinâmicas da dexmedetomidina também são revistos neste artigo. CONCLUSÕES: O uso da dexmedetomidina como medicação pré-anestésica, durante anestesia, ou no período pós-operatório, promove boa estabilidade hemodinâmica. Há redução do consumo de anestésicos durante a anestesia. Os pacientes sedados com a dexmedetomidina podem ser despertados, quando solicitados, e tornarem-se cooperativos. Mesmo doses elevadas do fármaco não provocam depressão respiratória. Bradicardia é um efeito adverso observado com freqüência, problema amenizado pela administração lenta da droga. Assim, a dexmedetomidina torna-se importante recurso adicional para a prática clínica da Anestesiologia, com possibilidade de uso em diversos tipos de pacientes e procedimentos cirúrgicos.

  20. Algunas Araceas de Uso Alimenticio

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    Chavarriaga Higuita Didier M.

    1994-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo constituye la primera etapa de un macroproyecto de recursos vegetales promisorios, cuyo objetivo consistió en colectar, describir y resaltar el valor alimenticio y su importancia como recurso, de algunas especies de Aráceas. También se tuvo como objetivo iniciar la formación de un banco de germoplasma de Aráceas comestibles en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín del departamento de Antioquia (Colombia. Se exploraron varias zonas del departamento de Antioquia, en especial, la zona de Urabá comprendida entre los municipios de Dabeiba a Turbo, en el trayecto de la carretera principal algunos alrededores; zona del Parque Nacional Las Orquídeas, comprendido entre los municipios de Urrao, Frontino y Abriaqui; allí se estudiaron particularmente los materiales Colocasia esculenta variedad esculenta y variedad antiquorum de singular aprecio por los habitantes de esa zona; zona Metropolitana (Valle de Aburrá y algunos corregimientos. Se visitaron esporádicamente otras zonas, efectuando colecciones puntuales. Se hizo una aproximación general del valor alimenticio de estas plantas, por medio de análisis bromatológico. También se realizó un estudio sobre algunas observaciones anatómicas, basadas en fotomicrografías de cortes transversales de peciolo y vena principal de la hoja, lo cual permitió elaborar una clave dentada a nivel anatómico, la cual se propone en este estudio. En total se colectaron 48 clones agrupados así: Xanthosoma, 31; Colocasia, 8; Alocasia, 5. También se incluye uno perteneciente a Montrichardia arborescens (con uso no muy definido y otro Dieffenbachia sp. (sin uso común conocido y otras dos colecciones sin identificar con uso en medicina popular en la zona de Urabá. Se propone además una clave dentada a nivel taxonómico con las características morfológicas más sobresalientes en cada género.

  1. Activity Analysis and Cost Analysis in Medical Schools.

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    Koehler, John E.; Slighton, Robert L.

    There is no unique answer to the question of what an ongoing program costs in medical schools. The estimates of program costs generated by classical methods of cost accounting are unsatisfactory because such accounting cannot deal with the joint production or joint cost problem. Activity analysis models aim at calculating the impact of alternative…

  2. Multiscale statistical analysis of coronal solar activity

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    Gamborino, Diana; Martinell, Julio J

    2016-01-01

    Multi-filter images from the solar corona are used to obtain temperature maps which are analyzed using techniques based on proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) in order to extract dynamical and structural information at various scales. Exploring active regions before and after a solar flare and comparing them with quiet regions we show that the multiscale behavior presents distinct statistical properties for each case that can be used to characterize the level of activity in a region. Information about the nature of heat transport is also be extracted from the analysis.

  3. Analysis of different Monte Carlo simulation codes for its use in radiotherapy; Analisis de diferentes codigos de simulacion Monte Carlo parea su uso en radioterapia

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    Azorin V, C.G.; Rivera M, T. [CICATA-IPN, Legaria, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. e-mail: claudiaazorin@yahoo.com.mx

    2007-07-01

    Full text: At the present time many computer programs that simulate the radiation interaction with the matter using the Monte Carlo method. Presently work is carried out the comparative analysis of four of these codes (MCNPX, EGS4, GEANT, PENELOPE) for their later one use in the development of a simple algorithm that simulates the energy deposit when passing through the matter in patients subjected to radiotherapy. The results of the analysis show that the studied simulators model the interaction of almost all type of particles with the matter, although they have their variations among those the energy intervals that manage, the programming language in which are programmed, as well as the platform under which they are executed can be mentioned. (Author)

  4. Computational Models for Analysis of Illicit Activities

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    Nizamani, Sarwat

    Numerous illicit activities happen in our society, which, from time to time affect the population by harming individuals directly or indirectly. Researchers from different disciplines have contributed to developing strategies to analyze such activities, in order to help law enforcement agents....... These models include a model for analyzing evolution of terrorist networks; a text classification model for detecting suspicious text and identification of suspected authors of anonymous emails; and a semantic analysis model for news reports, which may help analyze the illicit activities in certain area...... with location and temporal information. For the network evolution, the hierarchical agglomerative clustering approach has been applied to terrorist networks as case studies. The networks' evolutions show that how individual actors who are initially isolated from each other are converted in small groups, which...

  5. Season custom tariff analysis for electric power use in an agro-industry; Analise da tarifa horo-sazonal no uso da energia eletrica em uma agroindustria

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    Porto, L.G.C.

    1991-05-01

    An investigation about the season custom tariffs in Brazil, and the research to achieve the electric parameters involved in its utilization is shown, analyzing the change of the conventional custom tariff for the blue and green season custom tariffs. This analysis made in a agro-industry where manioc flour is produced, located in Garca, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. A comparison between the blue and green custom tariff was accomplished in order to the better advantage in the system introduction, considering the use schedule and electric parameters involved. (author). 26 refs, 31 figs, 41 tabs, 3 apps

  6. Use of ionizing radiation in polymer packaging: social knowledge: a qualitative analysis; Uso da radiacao ionizante em polimeros de embalagens: conhecimento social: uma analise qualitativa

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    Andrade, Wanderlei

    2011-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of knowledge of parts the population (represented by layman and students, and professionals who work in areas with possible applications of radioactivity) related to the benefits of ionizing radiation on polymer packaging foodstuff. The basic questions raised here were intended to prompt answers that could supply parameters of analysis to confirm or to deny that the population in general ignore radioactivity and its applications in the field of foodstuff, besides not appear to be prepared to shift its paradigms, deep-rooted by impressions that remain strong, which are fed by occurrences of nuclear accidents broadcast mainly through the television media. (author)

  7. Taller para educadores: el uso del diccionario.

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    Ríos González, Gabriela

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo pretende darle una guía a los docentes de primaria y secundaria en el uso del diccionario. Primero realizamos una pequeña reflexión sobre el uso del diccionario, luego veremos los tipos de diccionario, las partes de un diccionario, la selección del diccionario adecuado y algunas actividades que el docente puede llevar a cabo en el aula para el uso del diccionario. This article pretends to guide the teachers of primary and high school in the use of the dictionary. First we cre...

  8. Use of the Safety probabilistic analysis for the risk monitor before maintenance; Uso del Analisis probabilistico de seguridad para el monitor de riesgo antes de mantenimiento

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    Gonzalez C, M. [Emersis S.A. de C.V., Tabachines 9-bis, 62589 Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)]. e-mail: cuesta@emersis.com

    2004-07-01

    In this work the use of the Safety Probabilistic Analysis (APS) of the Laguna Verde Power plant to quantify the risk before maintenance is presented. Beginning to describe the nature of the Rule of Maintenance and their risk evaluations, it is planned about the paper of the APS for that purpose, and a systematic form to establish the reaches for this use open of the model is delineated. The work provides some technique details of the implantation methods of the APS like risk monitor, including the form of introducing the systems, trains and components to the user, as well as the fitness to the models and improvements to the used platform. There are covered some of the measures taken to achieve the objectives of preserving the base model approved, to facilitate the periodic realize, and to achieve acceptable times of execution for their efficient use. (Author)

  9. Trabalho e usos da subjetividade

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    Jose Newton Garcia de Araújo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto pone en duda la hipótesis según la cual las estrategias de gestión que consideran la subjetividad del trabajador serían esencialmente libertarias. Condiciones históricas son discutidas antes de la llegada del capitalismo en Brasil-Colonia y en Francia del siglo XVIII, donde la subjetividad del trabajador se moviliza instrumentalmente. Las investigaciones de Elton Mayo son vistas como un momento especial en que la psicología industrial conservadora "descubre" la subjetividad. También se discuten, en el contexto de las prácticas de gestión, las reflexiones de Foucault, para quien el ejercicio del poder supone el uso de la libertad. Él examina la teoría del capital humano y la ideología del emprendimiento como nuevas formas de movilización de la subjetividad, en tiempos de crisis de la sociedad de retribución. En este trayecto, se argumenta que la movilización de la subjetividad también tiene un propósito antilibertario.

  10. Uso de hipoglicemiantes orales durante la lactancia

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    Antecedentes: Los hipoglicemiantes orales son una alternativa emergente en el tratamiento de la diabetes mellitus gestacional (DMG), pero existe poca información acerca de su uso durante la lactancia. Objetivo: Revisar la evidencia respecto a la seguridad del uso de los hipoglicemiantes orales durante la lactancia. Resultados: Encontramos 3 trabajos que evaluaron el paso de metformina a la leche materna: hubo traspaso de metformina a leche materna en todos los casos. La concentración de metfo...

  11. Electromyographic analysis: shoulder muscle activity revisited.

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    Heuberer, Philipp; Kranzl, Andreas; Laky, Brenda; Anderl, Werner; Wurnig, Christian

    2015-04-01

    Restoring optimal strength and biomechanics of a pathologic shoulder knowledge of activity patterns of healthy glenohumeral muscles is mandatory. Yet, data on normal shoulder muscle activity are not always conclusive. The study was undertaken (a) to evaluate muscle activity patterns in the healthy shoulder using surface and fine-wire electromyography (EMG), and (b) to assess method's suitability in the clinical setting especially regarding painfulness and practicability. Surface and fine-wire EMG was performed on 11 healthy subjects (2f/9 m, Ø age 28 years) to assess 14 muscles including rotator cuff muscles during 8 planar standardised shoulder movements (abduction, forward flexion, internal and external rotation in neutral, 45° and 90° abduction). Pain was assessed using the visual analogue scale before testing, after inserting the fine-wire electrodes, after maximal voluntary contraction, before and after exercises, and after electrode removal. The most important finding regarding EMG activity patterns in the healthy shoulder was that the subscapularis activity was found to play a major role in abduction and forward flexion. Furthermore, this study was able to show that EMG measurements, especially fine-wire EMG, is prone to high failure rates (up to 32%); however, pain was not a limiting factor. The present study (1) revealed a new insight, especially finding the subscapularis activity playing a major role in abduction and forward flexion of the healthy shoulder; and (2) motion analysis system and the use of fine-wire electrodes were prone to failure; however, pain was not a limiting factor. Basic Science, Electrodiagnostic Study.

  12. Collection and analysis of active particles

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    DeLong, C.W.

    1950-01-27

    When it became apparent that particles were emanating from the stacks of the separations plants, it become important that the source, size, activity and composition of the particles be determined in order to evaluate the hazard to persons working in and neer the stack areas. The present report will give the results of radiochemical analysis of particles collected by electrostatic precipitation from ``B`` plant canyon ventilation air, not from the off-gas ventilation line. Of importance is the fact the particles analyzed consist not only of particles from the ventilation air but also, unavoidably, of rust from the iron manifold used to conduct the gases to the precipitator. This makes a determination of the activity versus weight ratio impossible, but should not invalidate the radiochemical data.

  13. Uso del analisis multivariado para investigar el desarrollo de la carrera academica de los bibliotecarios Use of multivariate analysis to research career advancement of academic librarians

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    Filiberto Felipe Martínez Arellano

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de esta investigación fue identificar aquellos factores asociados con el desarrollo de la carrera académica de los bibliotecarios en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Diversas variables relacionadas con educación y experiencia, factores burocráticos, actividades institucionales, factores disciplinarios, cultura académica, factores sociales y factores institucionales fueron establecidas como elementos explicativos de las diferencias en promoción, definitividad y salario. Una encuesta fue el instrumento de recolección de los datos en esta investigación para probar e identificar las variables asociadas con los logros académicos y salarios de los bibliotecarios. Puesto que el estudio analizó diversas variable en un contexto multivariado, la interacción entre éstas fue probada usando análisis de regresión múltiple. Los resultados de este estudio contribuyen a una mejor comprensión de aquellos factores que influyen en la carrera académica de los bibliotecarios. Asimismo, la metodología de este estudio podría ser utilizada en otras investigaciones similares dentro de la Bibliotecología y Ciencias de la Información.The primary purpose of this research was to identify those factors associated with career advancement of academic librarians at the National Autonomous University of Mexico[UNAM]. Diverse variables dealing with credential factors, bureaucratiuc factors, organizational and disciplinary achievements, academic culture factors, social ascribed factors, and institutional factors were stated as explanatory elements of promotion, tenure status, and earnings. A survey was the research instrument for collecting data to test diverse variables dealing with academic librarians rewards and earnings. Since the study attempted to analyze variables in a multivariate context, variable interactions were tested using multiple regression analysis. Findings of this study contribute to a better understanding

  14. Síndrome da lipodistrofia e fatores de risco cardiovasculares em crianças e adolescentes infectados pelo HIV/AIDS em uso de terapia antirretroviral de alta potência Lipodystrophy syndrome and cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents infected with HIV/AIDS receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy

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    Maria L. F. Werner

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o perfil lipídico, alterações da conformação corporal e fatores de risco cardiovasculares em crianças e adolescentes infectados pelo HIV/AIDS, tratados com terapia antirretroviral de alta potência. MÉTODOS: Foram estudadas 43 crianças e adolescentes em uso dessa terapia atendidas no ambulatório de doenças infecciosas em Pediatria do Instituto Fernandes Figueira/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro (RJ. Foram realizadas dosagens de colesterol total, lipoproteína de alta densidade, lipoproteína de baixa densidade, triglicerídeos, teste de tolerância à glicose e avaliada a distribuição de gordura corporal, estado nutricional, ingestão dietética e história familiar de risco cardiovascular. As análises estatísticas foram realizadas com o teste t de Student. O nível de significância estatístico do p foi menor que 0,05. RESULTADOS: Observou-se alteração lipídica em 88,3% e de conformação corporal em 13,9% dos casos. O estado nutricional foi adequado na maioria (81,3% da população do estudo. A ingestão de colesterol em crianças com mais de 9 anos foi acima do recomendado. CONCLUSÃO: A prevalência de dislipidemia e, consequentemente, o risco para doenças cardiovasculares foram altos durante o uso de terapia antirretroviral de alta potência.OBJECTIVE: To describe lipid profile, body shape changes, and cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents infected with HIV/AIDS receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: We investigated 43 children and adolescents being treated with this therapy at the outpatient clinic of pediatric infectious diseases of Instituto Fernandes Figueira/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Values of total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and triglycerides were determined. We also performed glucose tolerance test and analyzed body fat distribution, nutritional status, dietary intake, and family history of

  15. Use of contraceptive methods by sexually active teenagers in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil Uso de métodos anticoncepcionais em adolescentes sexualmente ativos de 15 a 18 anos em Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Clarissa Lisbôa Arla da Rocha

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to assess the prevalence of contraceptive use by adolescents. A cross-sectional study was performed from March to September 2002 in a representative sample of adolescents 15 to 18 years of age in the urban area of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Multiple-stage sampling was used, and in the 448 census tracts located in the urban area, 90 were sampled and households were visited in each tract. Information was collected on sexual initiation and use of contraceptive methods. Chi-square test was used to compare proportions. The sample included 960 adolescents. 88% of subjects reported the use of any contraceptive method. Condoms were the most commonly used method (63.2%. Low adolescent schooling was the only variable associated with increased risk of non-use of contraceptives. Condom use was higher among males, adolescents whose mothers had 9 or more years of schooling, and those reporting several sexual partners in the previous year. Condoms were the most commonly used contraceptive method.O estudo avaliou o uso de métodos contraceptivos em adolescentes. Entre março e setembro de 2002, realizou-se um estudo transversal na zona urbana da cidade de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. A amostragem foi em múltiplos estágios, 90 dos 448 setores censitários da zona urbana de Pelotas foram sorteados e em cada setor 86 residências foram visitadas. Considerou-se a informação do adolescente sobre a prática de relações sexuais e do uso de métodos contraceptivos. Nas comparações entre as proporções utilizou-se o teste do qui-quadrado. Foram entrevistados 960 adolescentes, enquanto que para 79 não foi possível realizar a entrevista. Aproximadamente 88% dos adolescentes usavam algum método contraceptivo. O preservativo masculino foi encontrado como o método mais usado naqueles adolescentes que têm relação sexual (63,2%. A escolaridade do adolescente foi a única variável associada com o uso de contraceptivos. O

  16. Estudo do uso público e análise ambiental das trilhas em uma unidade de conservação de uso sustentável: Floresta Nacional de Ipanema, Iperó - SP Public utility study and environmental analysis of tracks at a sustainable conservation unit: Ipanema National Forest in Ipero-SP

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    Paula Cristina de Souza

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo analisar o uso público das trilhas ecoturísticas da Floresta Nacional de Ipanema. Para tanto, foram entrevistados 112 visitantes, quando se levantaram o perfil sociocultural e também suas expectativas quanto às trilhas visitadas. Também, foram verificadas as alterações ambientais nas trilhas causadas pelas visitas, bem como, a atuação dos monitores ambientais. Foi analisado o plano de manejo da unidade, no que se refere ao uso público. Os resultados apontaram que os visitantes são, em sua maioria, jovens com bom nível cultural e econômico, provindos da região do entorno de espaço protegido, com expectativas de contato com a natureza e preocupações com à manutenção da qualidade ambiental local. Os monitores cumpriam bem suas funções. Verificou-se que as trilhas estavam em bom estado de conservação. O plano de manejo deixa muito a desejar no que se trata do uso público. Conclui-se que, com um melhor planejamento, a Flona de Ipanema poderia prestar melhores serviços ambientais e de ócio à sociedade regional.This work aimed to study public use of eco-tourism tracks of the National Forest of Ipanema. Thus, 112 visitors were interviewed to verify their social and cultural life profile as well as expectations related to the tracks. Environmental changes in the tracks caused by tourists' walking environmental monitor actins were also checked. The interviews revealed that most visitors were young people from good cultural and economic level of life, originally from protected neighbourhoods, looking forward to a contact with nature and concerned about quality environmental protection. It was also verified that the environmental monitors did their job very well and the tracks were in a good state of conservation. Public use of the tracks was not satisfactory. It was concluded that a better Flora Ipanema management could provide better environmental and leisure services to the regional community.

  17. Land use and land change dynamic analysis in southeast region of Roraima – Amazonia= Análise da dinâmica das conversões de uso e cobertura da terra na região sudeste de Roraima - Amazônia

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    Maristela Ramalho Xaud

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Studying the dynamics of land use and land cover is of great relevance in understanding processes involving the occupation and consolidation of territory in the Amazon region. Remote sensing and its dataanalysis tools, such as techniques for detecting change, have high exploratory potential in quantifying and qualifying land use and land cover, as well as the processes of conversion and modification. The aim of this study was to analyse the dynamics of the changes in land use and the current land cover in already modified areas in the southeast of the State of Roraima, for the periods of 1997-2004 and 2004-2010. Conversions (groupings were analysed for settlement project and road distance (BR-210 and local. The results pointed out differences between the periods under analysis for the presence of change, characterising the period of 1997- 2004 as of intense activity in clearing forested areas in relation to the following period, when changes linked to previous land use predominated. The results showed a concentration of conversions by road distance, for up to 1500 m from the roads, resulting in increased loss of biomass in the most distant areas from one period to another, and suggests that this type of conversion was occurring on private property, a fact confirmed in field interviews. From one period to another, the increase in conversions from forest to pasture in two projects (Entre Rios and Caroebe may show a tendency towards increased farming activity in the region. = O estudo da dinâmica do uso e cobertura da terra tem relevância no entendimento dos processos que envolvem a ocupação e consolidação do território na região amazônica. O sensoriamento remoto e suas ferramentas de análise de dados, como as técnicas de detecção de mudanças, têm elevado potencial exploratório na quantificação e qualificação do uso e cobertura da terra, assim como dos seus processos de conversão e modificação. Objetivou-se com o presente

  18. Network analysis of online bidding activity

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    Yang, I.; Oh, E.; Kahng, B.

    2006-07-01

    With the advent of digital media, people are increasingly resorting to online channels for commercial transactions. The online auction is a prototypical example. In such online transactions, the pattern of bidding activity is more complex than traditional offline transactions; this is because the number of bidders participating in a given transaction is not bounded and the bidders can also easily respond to the bidding instantaneously. By using the recently developed network theory, we study the interaction patterns between bidders (items) who (that) are connected when they bid for the same item (if the item is bid by the same bidder). The resulting network is analyzed by using the hierarchical clustering algorithm, which is used for clustering analysis for expression data from DNA microarrays. A dendrogram is constructed for the item subcategories; this dendrogram is compared to a traditional classification scheme. The implication of the difference between the two is discussed.

  19. Analysis of physical activities in Taekwondo Pumsae.

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    Lee, Sang-Bock; Cha, Eun-Jong; Lee, Tae-Soo

    2008-01-01

    Exercise is very important element for successful aging. Among many sports events, Korea is the suzerain of Taekwondo. When competing (Taekwondo Free Fighting) after learning Poomse as basic movements and inuring them, people compete with movements depending on situation. Among Poomses of Taekwondo, Taegeuk Poomse consists of very basic movements from 1 Jang to 8 Jang and they are for inuring to body. In order to prescribe Taegeuk Jang, which is the basic movement of Taekwondo that Korea is the suzerain, as an exercise for successful aging, it is necessary to analyze physical activity level of each Taegeuk Jang (From 1 Jang through 8 Jang) and suggest the same. Therefore, in this study, I analyzed physical activity level of each Jang of Taegeuk Poomse by attaching Armband made by Body Media Company on brachia and legs below knee of Taekwondo trainees. The result of the analysis of the whole momentum from Taegeuk 1 Jang to 8 Jang is as follows: First, the average absolute value of acceleration variation of vertical direction signal (L-MAD): 5.15. Second, the average absolute value of acceleration variation of horizontal direction signal (T-MAD): 3.44. Finally, the average of calorie consumption per minute (AEE/Min): 5.06 Cal. The obtained result corresponds to proper exercise condition for successful aging and it can be utilized as data for exercise prescription for the young and the old.

  20. Análise da diversidade genética de cornichão com o uso de marcadores microssatélites Lotus corniculatus L. genetic diversity analysis through microsatellite markers

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    Armando Martins dos Santos

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo neste trabalho foi analisar a diversidade genética de 14 materiais de Lotus corniculatus L. por meio de marcadores microssatélites. Foram analisados quatro cultivares e uma população de L. corniculatus e seus respectivos genótipos selecionados visando tolerância e sensibilidade ao alumínio. Foram utilizados 17 pares de primers que detectaram 36 alelos nos 17 locos microssatélites, com média de 2,25 alelos por loco. O resultado da análise de agrupamento com base nos índices de similaridade mostrou a formação de três grupos: um englobando germoplasmas e genótipos selecionados para sensibilidade ao alumínio e outros dois formados por genótipos selecionados visando tolerância ao alumínio tóxico. A análise molecular foi eficiente para detectar e quantificar a variabilidade entre os genótipos, acrescentando informações úteis ao programa de melhoramento. O uso de marcadores microssatélites permite a distinção de genótipos oriundos de um programa de seleção visando tolerância à toxidez por alumínio. As seleções realizadas originam genótipos polimórficos em relação às populações originais.The aim of this work was to analyze the genetic diversity of 14 Lotus corniculatus L. materials through microsatellite markers. Four cultivars and one population of L. corniculatus and their respective genotypes selected were analyzed aiming aluminium tolerance and sensibility. The 17 markers used detected a total of 36 alleles, with an average of 2.25 alleles per locus. The result of the similarity analyses showed the formation of three groups: one enclosing germplasm and selected genotypes for aluminium sensibility, while the other two groups were formed by selected genotypes for aluminium tolerance. The molecular analysis was efficient in detecting and quantifying the variability among the genotypes, adding useful information to the breeding program. The utilization of microsatellite markers permitted the

  1. Operating cost analysis of anaesthesia: Activity based costing (ABC analysis

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    Majstorović Branislava M.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Cost of anaesthesiology represent defined measures to determine a precise profile of expenditure estimation of surgical treatment, which is important regarding planning of healthcare activities, prices and budget. Objective. In order to determine the actual value of anaestesiological services, we started with the analysis of activity based costing (ABC analysis. Methods. Retrospectively, in 2005 and 2006, we estimated the direct costs of anestesiological services (salaries, drugs, supplying materials and other: analyses and equipment. of the Institute of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation of the Clinical Centre of Serbia. The group included all anesthetized patients of both sexes and all ages. We compared direct costs with direct expenditure, “each cost object (service or unit” of the Republican Health-care Insurance. The Summary data of the Departments of Anaesthesia documented in the database of the Clinical Centre of Serbia. Numerical data were utilized and the numerical data were estimated and analyzed by computer programs Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and SPSS for Windows. We compared using the linear model of direct costs and unit costs of anaesthesiological services from the Costs List of the Republican Health-care Insurance. Results. Direct costs showed 40% of costs were spent on salaries, (32% on drugs and supplies, and 28% on other costs, such as analyses and equipment. The correlation of the direct costs of anaestesiological services showed a linear correlation with the unit costs of the Republican Healthcare Insurance. Conclusion. During surgery, costs of anaesthesia would increase by 10% the surgical treatment cost of patients. Regarding the actual costs of drugs and supplies, we do not see any possibility of costs reduction. Fixed elements of direct costs provide the possibility of rationalization of resources in anaesthesia.

  2. Progress in neutron activation analysis for uranium

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    杜鸿善; 李贵群; 董桂芝; 李俊兰; K.H.Chiu; C.M.Wai

    1996-01-01

    A new type of extractant, sym-dibenzo-16-crown-5-oxyhydroxamic acid (HL) is introduced. The extractions of UO22+, Na+, K+, Sr2+, Ba2+ and Br- were studied with HL in chloroform. The results obtained show that UO22+ can be quantitatively extracted at pH values above 5, whereas the extractions of K+, Na+, Sr2+, Ba2+ and Br- are negligible in the pH range of 2 - 7. The dependence of the distribution ratio of U(VI) on both the concentration of the HL and pH are linear, and they have the same slope of 2. This suggests that U(VI) appears to form a 1:2 complex with ligand. Uranium(VI) can be selectively separated and concentrated from interfering elements such as Na, K, Sr and Br by solvent extraction with HL under specific conditions. The recovery of uranium is nearly 100% and the radionudear purity of uranium is greater than 99.99%. Therefore, neutron activation analysis has greatly improved the sensitivity and accuracy for the detection of trace uranium from seawater.

  3. Uso do Verapamil em Gestantes Hipertensas Crônicas: análise do Fluxo das Artérias Uterinas e Umbilical Use of Verapamil in Chronic Hypertensive Pregnant Women: flow Analysis of Uterine Arteries and Umbilical Artery

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    Marcus Jose do Amaral Vasconcellos

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: este trabalho, utilizando verapamil, um bloqueador dos canais lentos de cálcio, constituiu ensaio clínico randomizado, duplo-cego e placebo controlado, e objetivou procurar variação do fluxo uteroplacentário e fetoplacentário durante uso oral crônico do fármaco em gestantes com hipertensão crônica leve para moderada. Métodos: 123 pacientes divididas em dois grupos: grupo estudo (n = 61, submetidas a 240 mg/dia de verapamil, e grupo controle (n = 62, submetidas ao placebo. As pacientes randomizadas em grupos de quatro utilizaram a medicação ou placebo durante trinta dias. Um exame do fluxo das artérias uterinas e da artéria umbilical pela dopplervelocimetria foi registrado. Pelo cálculo da média e desvio padrão, foram comparados os valores dos índices de resistência (IR e pulsatilidade (IP e da relação sístole/diástole (A/B das artérias em estudo após administração dos comprimidos. Resultados: o grupo verapamil apresentou os seguintes valores médios para as artérias uterinas: IR = 0,82 (0,28, IP de 1,06 (0,12 e A/B de 2,42 (0,51. O grupo placebo mostrou: IR de 0,75 (0,35, IP de 1,00 (0,18 e A/B de 2,30 (0,38. Quando analisada a artéria umbilical, os valores foram para o grupo verapamil: IR = 0,73 (0,12, IP = 1,04 (0,13 e A/B = 2,94 (0,32. No grupo placebo, IR = 0,70 (0,14, IP = 1,03 (0,07 e A/B = 3,02 (0,78. A análise estatística das diferenças das médias por meio da razão F mostrou não haver diferença entre os dois grupos avaliados. Conclusão: este trabalho referenda o uso do verapamil entre gestantes com hipertensão crônica (leve para moderada, pois não oferece prejuízos no fluxo uteroplacentário e fetoplacentário.Purpose: this study, using verapamil, a slow calcium channel blocker, was a randomized, clinical, double blind and placebo controlled trial, whose objective was to observe if there was a uteroplacental and fetoplacental flow variation during its chronic oral use. Methods: 123

  4. Content Analysis in Systems Engineering Acquisition Activities

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    quantitative and qualitative methods exist to (1) capture or generate data needed for a particular analysis, (2) reduce the data, (3) evaluate the data to...presented in this report was supported by the Acquisition Research Program of the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the Naval...analysis in systems engineering technical evaluation processes. Content analysis is a qualitative data analysis methodology used to discover

  5. Energy consumption and the use of thermal insulating materials. A comparative analysis on the tendencies over the time; Consumo de energia y uso de aislamientos termicos - un analisis comparativo de tendencias en el tiempo

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    Ordonez C, Luis Felipe [Aislantes Minerales, S. A. de C. V. Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1994-12-31

    Through the observations and comparisons conducted on the behavior of change tendencies of population growth, Gross Internal Product and energy consumption, one can analyze if the energy saving tendencies in Mexico are positive and similar to the tendencies in the consumption of thermal insulating materials and similar to other countries figures. The analysis of these figures allows US to detect if the energy saving efforts can be correlated with the consumption of thermal insulating materials and with the standard of living of a country (determined by its per capita income) and establish a future performance index of energy conservation for the adequate utilization o insulating materials of economical thickness. The index proposed in this paper serves this purpose and yields interesting results. Along recent years and as a result of the industrialization level and way of living in Mexico, the energy consumption has increased in a higher rate than the population growth, based on 1980 figures. In this same period, the gross internal product per capita has also increased in a slightly lower rate to the population growth. This means that the figure for Energy Intensity, defined as the rate of energy consumption over the gross internal product, has slightly increased in the same period accounted for, meaning that the country has become more inefficient in recent years. At the same time, the production capacity of thermal insulating materials has remained constant since 1980 until early 1994. This compares unfavorably with all the developed countries, in which the energy intensity has diminished considerably in the last years, while the thermal insulating materials rate has augmented at a rhythm of similar proportions. [Espanol] A base de realizar observaciones y comparaciones del comportamiento de las tendencias de cambio en crecimiento poblacional, Producto Interno Bruto y consumo de energia, se puede analizar si las tendencias de ahorro de energia en Mexico son

  6. Intruder Activity Analysis under Unreliable Sensor Networks

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    Tae-Sic Yoo; Humberto E. Garcia

    2007-09-01

    This paper addresses the problem of counting intruder activities within a monitored domain by a sensor network. The deployed sensors are unreliable. We characterize imperfect sensors with misdetection and false-alarm probabilities. We model intruder activities with Markov Chains. A set of Hidden Markov Models (HMM) models the imperfect sensors and intruder activities to be monitored. A novel sequential change detection/isolation algorithm is developed to detect and isolate a change from an HMM representing no intruder activity to another HMM representing some intruder activities. Procedures for estimating the entry time and the trace of intruder activities are developed. A domain monitoring example is given to illustrate the presented concepts and computational procedures.

  7. High-Throughput Analysis of Enzyme Activities

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    Lu, Guoxin [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2007-01-01

    High-throughput screening (HTS) techniques have been applied to many research fields nowadays. Robot microarray printing technique and automation microtiter handling technique allows HTS performing in both heterogeneous and homogeneous formats, with minimal sample required for each assay element. In this dissertation, new HTS techniques for enzyme activity analysis were developed. First, patterns of immobilized enzyme on nylon screen were detected by multiplexed capillary system. The imaging resolution is limited by the outer diameter of the capillaries. In order to get finer images, capillaries with smaller outer diameters can be used to form the imaging probe. Application of capillary electrophoresis allows separation of the product from the substrate in the reaction mixture, so that the product doesn't have to have different optical properties with the substrate. UV absorption detection allows almost universal detection for organic molecules. Thus, no modifications of either the substrate or the product molecules are necessary. This technique has the potential to be used in screening of local distribution variations of specific bio-molecules in a tissue or in screening of multiple immobilized catalysts. Another high-throughput screening technique is developed by directly monitoring the light intensity of the immobilized-catalyst surface using a scientific charge-coupled device (CCD). Briefly, the surface of enzyme microarray is focused onto a scientific CCD using an objective lens. By carefully choosing the detection wavelength, generation of product on an enzyme spot can be seen by the CCD. Analyzing the light intensity change over time on an enzyme spot can give information of reaction rate. The same microarray can be used for many times. Thus, high-throughput kinetic studies of hundreds of catalytic reactions are made possible. At last, we studied the fluorescence emission spectra of ADP and obtained the detection limits for ADP under three different

  8. The Analysis of Activated Carbon Regeneration Technologies

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    2014-01-01

    A series of methods for activated carbon regeneration were briefly introduced.Such as thermal regeneration,chemical regeneration,biochemical regeneration,and newly supercritical fluid regeneration, electrochemical regeneration,light-catalyzed regeneration,and microwave radiation method,and the developing trend of activated carbon regeneration was predicted.

  9. Karyotype Analysis Activity: A Constructivist Learning Design

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    Ahmed, Noveera T.

    2015-01-01

    This classroom activity is based on a constructivist learning design and engages students in physically constructing a karyotype of three mock patients. Students then diagnose the chromosomal aneuploidy based on the karyotype, list the symptoms associated with the disorder, and discuss the implications of the diagnosis. This activity is targeted…

  10. Auditory skill analysis of a group of subjects with history of illicit drug use Levantamento do perfil das habilidades auditivas de um grupo de sujeitos com história de uso de drogas ilícitas

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    Daniela de Lucas Rosseto

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Illicit drugs affect the central nervous system by introducing alterations in cognitive, attention and memory functions. AIM: this paper aims to characterize the auditory selective attention skills of subjects with history of illicit drug use and check whether the amount of time for which these subjects took drugs impacts the severity of the encountered alterations. MATERIALS AND METHOD: this is a cohort, cross-sectional retrospective study. Nineteen male subjects with history of drug use and ages ranging between 16 and 47 years were analyzed. Statistical test: 'Mann-Whitney'. PROCEDURE: initial interview, ENT examination, audiological examination, auditory processing assessment - Staggered Spondaic Word Test - SSW. RESULTS: extremely significant statistical differences were found in the number of errors found in the four listening conditions when control and case group findings were compared. However, when case group subject findings were compared, no statistically significant difference was found. CONCLUSION: the used auditory processing tests - SSW - were sensitive enough to capture and assist in the diagnosis of alterations introduced by the deleterious impact of drug use upon the CNS. The time for which subjects used drugs is not a determining factor on alteration severity.Drogas ilícitas afetam o sistema nervoso central causando alterações nas funções cognitivas, de atenção e memória. OBJETIVO: Caracterizar a habilidade de atenção seletiva auditiva de sujeitos que fizeram uso de drogas ilícitas e verificar se o tempo de uso das drogas influencia o grau de alteração. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo de coorte, transversal, retrospectivo. Avaliação de 19 sujeitos masculinos, com idade entre 16 a 47 anos, usuários de drogas ilícitas. Teste estatístico "Mann-Whitney". PROCEDIMENTOS: Entrevista inicial, avaliação otorrinolaringológica, avaliação audiológica, avaliação do processamento auditivo - teste de diss

  11. Detailed Analysis of Motor Unit Activity

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    Nikolic, Mile; Sørensen, John Aasted; Dahl, Kristian

    1997-01-01

    System for decomposition of EMG signals intotheir constituent motor unit potentials and their firing patterns.The aim of the system is detailed analysis ofmotor unit variability.......System for decomposition of EMG signals intotheir constituent motor unit potentials and their firing patterns.The aim of the system is detailed analysis ofmotor unit variability....

  12. Detailed Analysis of Motor Unit Activity

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    Nikolic, Mile; Sørensen, John Aasted; Dahl, Kristian

    1997-01-01

    System for decomposition of EMG signals intotheir constituent motor unit potentials and their firing patterns.The aim of the system is detailed analysis ofmotor unit variability.......System for decomposition of EMG signals intotheir constituent motor unit potentials and their firing patterns.The aim of the system is detailed analysis ofmotor unit variability....

  13. Uso del tiempo, desigualdades sociales y ciclo de vida Uso del tiempo, desigualdades sociales y ciclo de vida

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    Sara Moreno Colom

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de una investigación sobre uso del tiempo realizada con datos que provienen del Panel de Desigualtats Socials de Catalunya (PaD. Se trata de una mirada longitudinal realizada con el objetivo de analizar el efecto que determinados cambios en el ciclo de vida tienen sobre la distribución y la organización del tiempo. Aunque las fuentes de datos más reconocidas para estudiar el uso del tiempo son los denominados presupuestos tiempo, la encuesta panel permite combinar el análisis transversal con el análisis longitudinal.The paper presents the results of a research about the use of the time realized with data from Panel de Desigualtats Socials de Catalunya (PaD. It is a longitudinal approach to analyze the effect that some changes in the life course have on the distribution and the organization of time. Although the sources most recognized to study the use of time are budget time, data from household panel survey allows combining cross analysis with longitudinal analysis.

  14. Computational Models for Analysis of Illicit Activities

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    Nizamani, Sarwat

    Numerous illicit activities happen in our society, which, from time to time affect the population by harming individuals directly or indirectly. Researchers from different disciplines have contributed to developing strategies to analyze such activities, in order to help law enforcement agents...... traditional models for both of the tasks. Apart from these globally organized crimes and cybercrimes, there happen specific world issues which affect geographic locations and take the form of bursts of public violence. These kinds of issues have received little attention by the academicians. These issues have...... to describe the phenomenon of contagious public outrage, which eventually leads to the spread of violence following a disclosure of some unpopular political decisions and/or activity. The results shed a new light on terror activity and provide some hint on how to curb the spreading of violence within...

  15. Development of educational program for neutron activation analysis

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    Chung, Yong Sam; Moon, Jong Hwa; Kim, Sun Ha; Ryel, Sung; Kang, Young Hwan; Lee, Kil Yong; Yeon, Yeon Yel; Cho, Seung Yeon

    2000-08-01

    This technical report is developed to apply an educational and training program for graduate student and analyst utilizing neutron activation analysis. The contents of guide book consists of five parts as follows; introduction, gamma-ray spectrometry and measurement statistics, its applications, to understand of comprehensive methodology and to utilize a relevant knowledge and information on neutron activation analysis.

  16. From design of activity-based costing systems to their regular use From design of activity-based costing systems to their regular use Del diseño de modelos de costes basados en las actividades a su uso normalizado

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    M. Angels Fito

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To understand why many companies that develop activity-based costing (ABC systems do not use them on a regular basis.Design/methodology/approach: We review the existing literature on the process of ABC implementation, concentrating specifically on the step from the acceptance of an ABC model to its routine use. We identify key factors for successful uptake of ABC systems as a regular management tool and use these factors to interpret the experience of two companies that illustrate, respectively, a success and a failure.Findings: Sixteen factors are identified that positively or negatively influence the actual use of ABC costing systems. These factors can be grouped into six categories: strategic, individual, organizational, technological, operational and external factors.Originality/value: This paper sheds some light on the paradoxical situation that regular usage of ABC systems is not as common as might be expected given their widespread acceptance on a conceptual level.Purpose: To understand why many companies that develop activity-based costing (ABC systems do not use them on a regular basis.Design/methodology/approach: We review the existing literature on the process of ABC implementation, concentrating specifically on the step from the acceptance of an ABC model to its routine use. We identify key factors for successful uptake of ABC systems as a regular management tool and use these factors to interpret the experience of two companies that illustrate, respectively, a success and a failure.Findings: Sixteen factors are identified that positively or negatively influence the actual use of ABC costing systems. These factors can be grouped into six categories: strategic, individual, organizational, technological, operational and external factors.Originality/value: This paper sheds some light on the paradoxical situation that regular usage of ABC systems is not as common as might be expected given their widespread acceptance on a

  17. Eficiencia en el uso de los medicamentos

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    Julián Pérez Peña

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el tema de la eficiencia del uso de los medicamentos. Se estudian las diferentes acciones asociadas con el uso como la selección, las guías terapéuticas, las terapéuticas no farmacológicas, el monitoreo de la prescripción y utilización de los medicamentos, así como la importancia de la información terapéutica independiente y su impacto en la eficiencia de la utilización de fármacos.The topic of the drug use efficiency is dealt with. The different actions associated with it as the selection, the therapeutic guides, the non-pharmacological therapeutics, the monitoring of the prescription and the utilization of drugs, as well as the independent therapeutic information and its impact on the efficiency of drug use are studied.

  18. Labirintite consequente ao uso de difenilhidantoina

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    Eneida Baptistete Matarazzo

    1978-03-01

    Full Text Available É relatado o caso de paciente epilético que, aos 16 anos de idade, ao fazer uso de difenilhidantoina, apresentou, já nos primeiros dias, sinais de intolerância, com sensação de formigamento das extremidades. Aos 36 anos voltou a fazer uso desse mesmo medicamento e apresentou sintomas de labirintite, tendo crises de tipo rotatório quando inclinava a cabeça para a esquerda ou a movia bruscamente. O tratamento específico para labirintite, orientado por otorrinolaringologista, foi ineficaz e o quadro clínico agravou-se progressivamente. Ao fim de seis meses seu exame psíquico revelava leve torpor, lentificação do raciocínio, incapacidade para o trabalho e depressão reativa, observando-se, do ponto de vista neurológico, discreto desvio da marcha para a esquerda e discreto aumento da base de sustentação. Além disto referia a existência de crises rotatórias e vômitos tão frequentes que nos últimos dois meses precisou ser hospitalizado algumas vezes, para ser hidratado. A suspensão da difenilhidantoina com manutenção exclusiva de fenobarbital (do qual também já vinha fazendo uso, determinou regressão rápida dos sintomas citados. Tal fato permitiu concluir que a labirintite foi provocada pelo uso da difenilhidantoina e deve ser incluida na extensa relação de efeitos colaterais provocados por essa droga.

  19. Propuesta de análisis teórico sobre el uso del teléfono móvil en adolescentes A Theoretical Analysis Proposal on Mobile Phone Use by Adolescents

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    Jordi Manel Monferrer Tomás

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio analiza los diferentes usos de la telefonía móvil por parte de los adolescentes, tomando como punto de partida diferentes conceptualizaciones teóricas para una aproximación a las dimensiones instrumentales y simbólicas de esta nueva forma de comunicación, así como las funciones (lúdico-expresiva, referencial y comunicativa que de ellas se derivan. Las aportaciones teóricas que aquí se exponen fundamentan una investigación más amplia sobre los usos que los menores realizan de la telefonía móvil, la influencia que las nuevas tecnologías tienen en sus relaciones sociales y las responsabilidades de los agentes sociales implicados en el proceso, fundamentalmente, las familias como educadores digitales y las propias operadoras de telefonía. El trabajo pretende ser, además, punto de partida para posteriores estudios empíricos centrados en los hábitos y nuevas formas de relación de los menores con la telefonía móvil, y los posibles riesgos asociados a un uso indebido de estas nuevas tecnologías. The current study analyzes the different ways in which teenagers use their mobile phones, and, based on several theoretical conceptualizations, it provides an approach to the instrumental and symbolic dimensions of this form of communication, as well as the functions– ludic-expressive, referential and communicative –derived from it. The theoretical contributions put forward here lay the ground for further investigations on how minors use mobile telephony, the influences of new technologies on social relations and the responsibilities of the social agents involved, mainly families and mobile phone operators themselves. This work also intends to be a starting point for future empirical studies on the habits and new ways in which young people interact with mobile telephony, and the risks associated with improper uses of this new technology.

  20. Análisis estadístico para datos de conteo: aplicaciones para el uso de los servicios de salud Statistical analysis for count data: use of healthcare services applications

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    Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir algunos de los modelos estadísticos para el estudio de variables expresadas como un conteo en el contexto del uso de los servicios de salud. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Con base en la Encuesta de Evaluación del Seguro Popular (2005-2006 se calculó el efecto del Seguro Popular sobre el número de consultas externas mediante el uso de los modelos de regresión Poisson, binomial negativo, binomial negativo cero-inflado y Hurdle binomial negativo. Se utilizó el criterio de información de Akaike (AIC para definir el mejor modelo. RESULTADOS: La mejor opción estadística para el análisis del uso de los servicios de salud resultó ser el modelo Hurdle, de acuerdo con sus presuposiciones y el valor del AIC. DISCUSIÓN: La modelación de variables de conteo requiere el empleo de modelos que incluyan una medición de la dispersión. Ante la presencia de exceso de ceros, el modelo Hurdle es una opción apropiada.OBJECTIVE: To describe some of the statistical models for the study of count variables in the context of the use of health services. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used the Seguro Popular Evaluation Survey to estimate the effect of Seguro Popular on the frequency of use of outpatient health services, using Poisson regression models and negative binomial, zero-inflated negative binomial and the hurdle negative binomial models. We used the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC to define the best model. RESULTS: Results show that the best statistical approach to model the use of health services is the hurdle model, taking into account both the main theoretical assumptions and the statistical results of the AIC. DISCUSSION: The modelling of count data requires the application of statistical models to model data dispersion; in the presence of an excess of zeros, the hurdle model is an appropriate statistical option.

  1. Alternativas de uso del lodo en Nicaragua

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    L. Korsak

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El lodo generado en las plantas de tratamiento de aguas residuales presenta un serio problema para las empresas de purificación, ya que este material no se puede acumular dadas sus características de olor, aspecto y una posible peligrosidad debido a su contenido. Las alternativas de uso de lodo son muy variadas dependiendo de la calidad de este, y deben ser adecuadas a las condiciones del país. Nicaragua, un país agrícola, necesita soluciones que permitan aprovechar el biosólido como un posible producto mejorador del suelo. La composición química del lodo es determinante para decidir sobre su posible aprovechamiento. El presente trabajo esta dirigido a evaluar la calidad de los lodos de tres plantas de tratamiento de agua residual en cuanto a su contenido nutricional y presencia de metales pesados que limitan el uso de los biosólidos en la agricultura. Resultados de este estudio, indican que el lodo generado en las plantas de tratamiento de agua residual municipal es apto para el uso en los suelos agrícolas, dado que la concentración de metales pesados encontrada en él es muy inferior a las normas y/o recomendaciones establecidas en otros países para tal propósito. Los nutrientes presentes en el lodo favorecen la calidad del suelo.

  2. Estrategia para lograr un uso racional de los medicamentos

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    Ana Julia García Milián

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los objetivos del Programa Nacional de Medicamentos del Ministerio de Salud Pública cubano es que se haga un buen uso de los medicamentos, pero para ello se requiere de la participación consciente y activa de diferentes eslabones como el productor, el prescriptor, el dispensador, y por último, el consumidor, que constituye el determinante final de su uso. Esta estrategia es una vía para alcanzar este objetivo mediante la participación comunitaria y la intersectorialidad.One of the objectives of the National Program of Drugs of the Ministry of Public Health is the proper use of drugs. However, for attaining this, the conscious and active involvement of different links such as the manufacturer, the physician, the seller and finally the consumer, who determines the ultimate use of the drug, is required. This strategy is a way for achieving this goal on the basis of the community participation and inter-sector involvement.

  3. Activity Landscape Plotter: A Web-based Application for the Analysis of Structure-Activity Relationships.

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    González-Medina, Mariana; Méndez-Lucio, Oscar; Medina-Franco, Jose Luis

    2017-02-24

    Activity landscape modeling is a powerful method for the quantitative analysis of structure-activity relationships. This cheminformatics area is in continuous growth and several quantitative and visual approaches are constantly being developed. However, these approaches often fall into disuse due to their limited access. Herein, we present Activity Landscape Plotter as the first freely available web-based tool to automatically analyze structure-activity relationships of compound data sets. Based on the concept of activity landscape modeling, the online service performs pair-wise structure and activity relationships from an input data set supplied by the user. For visual analysis, Activity Landscape Plotter generates Structure-Activity Similarity and Dual Activity Difference maps. The user can interactively navigate through the maps and export all the pairwise structure-activity information as comma delimited files. Activity Landscape Plotter is freely accessible at https://unam-shiny-difacquim.shinyapps.io/ActLSmaps/.

  4. VALORES E INTENSIDADES DE USO DEL SUELO EN BOGOTÁ

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    Néstor Garza

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza la distribución espacial de los valores del suelo urbano y de la intensidad de su uso en Bogotá durante el período 1991-1995. Tiempo durante el cual la tasa de valorización anual promedio fue de 20.5 por ciento, señal de un posible comportamiento especulativo espacial. El hecho que destacamos es que de manera sistemática, los mayores valores del suelo no coinciden con una mayor intensidad en su uso (densidades de población.This document is an analysis about the spatial distribution of the urban land values and the intensity in its use in Bogotá, for the period 1991-1995. When its annual real growth rate was 20.5 per cent with the posibility of the existence of spatial speculative behaviour. The fact that we emphasize is that in a systematic way, the higher land values don’t coincide with the higher intensity in its use (population densities.

  5. Teaching-Learning Activity Modeling Based on Data Analysis

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    Kyungrog Kim

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Numerous studies are currently being carried out on personalized services based on data analysis to find and provide valuable information about information overload. Furthermore, the number of studies on data analysis of teaching-learning activities for personalized services in the field of teaching-learning is increasing, too. This paper proposes a learning style recency-frequency-durability (LS-RFD model for quantified analysis on the level of activities of learners, to provide the elements of teaching-learning activities according to the learning style of the learner among various parameters for personalized service. This is to measure preferences as to teaching-learning activity according to recency, frequency and durability of such activities. Based on the results, user characteristics can be classified into groups for teaching-learning activity by categorizing the level of preference and activity of the learner.

  6. Faculty Activity Analysis in the Universidad Tecnica Del Estado Campuses.

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    Karadima, Oscar

    An analysis of academic activities of college faculty at the eight campuses of Chile's Universidad Tecnica del Estado was conducted. Activities were grouped into seven categories: direct teaching, indirect teaching, research, community services, faculty development, academic administration, and other activities. Following the narrative…

  7. Design professional activity analysis in design management

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    Claudia de Souza Libanio

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Design use perception, as an essential element for achieving competitive advantage, also suggests the need to manage the design activities in companies. However, a few is discussed about the activity of these design professionals who participate in this process, their roles, functions and competencies, including  their connections to a company and other involved sectors. This article aims to analyze, during the design management processes, the work relations of design professionals connected to organizations both internal and externally, in order to comprehend the structure and intervenient factors on the activity of these professionals, as well as the interactions with their main coworkers. The methodology was exploratory and qualitative, using in-depth interviews with three design professionals. Subsequently, the responses were analyzed allowing the comparison of these obtained data to the theoretical bases researched. Through this case study, it was possible to realize the aspects and the structure of the design professional activity, connected intern and externally to organizations, as well as its relations with the main coworkers.

  8. PROJECT ACTIVITY ANALYSIS WITHOUT THE NETWORK MODEL

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents a new procedure for analysing and managing activity sequences in projects. The new procedure determines critical activities, critical path, start times, free floats, crash limits, and other useful information without the use of the network model. Even though network models have been successfully used in project management so far, there are weaknesses associated with the use. A network is not easy to generate, and dummies that are usually associated with it make the network diagram complex – and dummy activities have no meaning in the original project management problem. The network model for projects can be avoided while still obtaining all the useful information that is required for project management. What are required are the activities, their accurate durations, and their predecessors.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die navorsing beskryf ’n nuwerwetse metode vir die ontleding en bestuur van die sekwensiële aktiwiteite van projekte. Die voorgestelde metode bepaal kritiese aktiwiteite, die kritieke pad, aanvangstye, speling, verhasing, en ander groothede sonder die gebruik van ’n netwerkmodel. Die metode funksioneer bevredigend in die praktyk, en omseil die administratiewe rompslomp van die tradisionele netwerkmodelle.

  9. Opportunities for innovation in neutron activation analysis

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    2011-01-01

    Neutron activation laboratories worldwide are at a turning point at which new staff has to be found for the retiring pioneers from the 1960s–1970s. A scientific career in a well-understood technique, often characterized as ‘mature’ may only be attractive to young scientists if still challenges for f

  10. Insurer’s activity as object of economic analysis

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the substantiation of theoretical fundamentals of insurer’s analysis and peculiarities of its implementation. The attention has been focused on the important role of economic analysis in economic science which is confirmed by its active use in research and practical orientation. The author summarizes the classification and principles of insurer’s activity analysis, supplements it with specific principles for insurer’s environment, publicity and risk-orientation which enable increasingly to take into account the peculiarities of insurance relations. The paper pays attention to the specification of elements of analysis and its key directions including the analysis of insurer’s financing, the analysis of insurance operations and the analysis of investment activity which will allow the effective functioning of risk management system.

  11. Introduction of Prompt Gamma Thermal Neutron Activation Analysis at CARR

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    WANG; Xing-hua; XIAO; Cai-jin; ZHANG; Gui-ying; YAO; Yong-gang; JIN; Xiang-chun; WANG; Ping-sheng; HUA; Long; NI; Bang-fa

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    CARR will provide with maximal neutron flux in Asia,the third of the world.By using the high quality neutron beam and the advanced international experience,Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis(PGNAA)facility will be setup at high level.PGNAA on CARR will promote the development of nuclear analysis technology and improve Chinese status in the nuclear analysis field.

  12. Active Shape Analysis of Mandibular Growth

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    Hilger, Klaus Baggesen; Larsen, Rasmus; Kreiborg, Sven;

    2003-01-01

    This work contains a clinical validation using biological landmarks of a Geometry Constrained Diffusion registration of mandibular surfaces. Canonical Correlations Analysis is extended to analyse 3D landmarks and the correlations are used as similarity measures for landmark clustering. A novel Ac...

  13. Análisis multinivel del uso de servicios de salud bucodental por población infanto-juvenil Multilevel analysis of the use of oral health services by the pediatric population

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    Laura Barriuso Lapresa

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Analizar variables asociadas al uso de los servicios de salud bucodental en el último año por parte de la población de 6 a 15 años de edad residente en España. Analizar si hay variabilidad en el uso de estos servicios entre comunidades autónomas y si ésta podría explicarse por variables relacionadas con el modelo asistencial. Métodos: Estudio transversal de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud (2006. Variables independientes de índole individual (sociodemográficas, enfermedad, hábitos y socioeconómicas y contextual (modelo asistencial y prevalencia de paro en la comunidad autónoma. Estimación de la asociación mediante regresión logística multinivel. Resultados: La varianza en el uso entre comunidades autónomas es de 0,16 (EE: 0,07 y el 4,8% de la variabilidad total es atribuible a la comunidad autónoma. Las variables incluidas en el modelo explican el 83,11% de la varianza existente entre comunidades autónomas. Las variables individuales asociadas a una mayor probabilidad de uso fueron la presencia de enfermedad y la frecuencia de cepillado de los dientes; las asociadas a una menor probabilidad fueron la edad, la procedencia, la ingesta de refrescos azucarados y el nivel socioeconómico. Entre las variables contextuales, estar cubierto por un modelo asistencial tipo Plan de Asistencia Dental Infantil (PADI, implantado desde hace más de 10 años, duplica la probabilidad de acudir al dentista frente a los que carecen de él (odds ratio=2,47; intervalo de confianza del 95%: 2,04-2,99. Conclusiones: El uso en el último año de los servicios de salud bucodental por la población infanto-juvenil residente en España se aleja de las recomendaciones. Se identifican variables individuales (sociodemográficas, de enfermedad, de hábitos y socioeconómicas y contextuales (modelo asistencial asociadas a dicho uso.Objectives: To analyze the variables associated with the use of oral health services in the last year by the population

  14. Regulatory activities of government: analysis of determinants

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    Primož Pevcin

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available International comparisons show that large cross-country differences exist in the overall macro extent of regulation of the economy. In this context, the main purpose of the article is to investigate, why such differences exist by identifying and empirically verifying the effect of various factors that could potentially shape those differences. Empirical analysis based on the sample of 32 developed and democratic countries revealed that almost 70 % of variation in the macro extent of regulation could be explained with 7 statistically significant explanatory variables. The econometric analysis revealed that the macro extent of regulation decreases with income inequality in society, with the level of economic development, with the sizeof economy, with the share of transfer spending in GDP and with the share of government employment in labour force. On the other hand, the extent of regulation is positively related to government ownership of enterprises and to presidential political regime

  15. Impacto da atividade inflamatória e uso de glicocorticóide nas variáveis nutricionais da artrite idiopática juvenil Impact of inflammatory activity and glucocorticoid use in the nutritional variables of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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    Letícia Souza Bisotto

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o estado nutricional na artrite idiopática juvenil (AIJ, a influência da atividade inflamatória e o uso de glicocorticóide. MÉTODOS: foram estudados 116 pacientes com AIJ diagnosticados segundo os critérios da ILAR/1997. Subtipo e atividade da doença foram determinados por reumatologistas pediátricos, e a dose cumulativa de glicocorticóide foi revisada nos prontuários dos pacientes. Foram determinados os percentis do índice de massa corporal (IMC e da prega cutânea tricipital (PCT e o escore Z da estatura, de acordo com a OMS. Considerou-se baixo peso e baixa adiposidade quando o IMC e a PCT apresentavam-se abaixo do percentil 5. Baixa estatura foi definida por escore Z de estatura para idade menor do que -2. O nível sérico de IGF-1 foi medido por meio de radioimunoensaio. RESULTADOS: as prevalências de baixo peso, baixa adiposidade e baixa estatura foram 16,4%, 20,7% e 10,4%, respectivamente. Níveis séricos reduzidos de IGF-1 foram observados em 14 pacientes (12,1%. Os fatores negativamente associados com o escore Z da estatura na análise de regressão multivariável foram: duração da doença (coeficiente parcial de correlação, intervalo de confiança de 95%: -0,370, -0,527 a -0,188: pOBJECTIVE: To assess the nutritional status in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA and the influence of inflammatory activity and glucocorticoid use. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen patients were evaluated. Disease subtype and disease activity were defined by the attending physician, and the cumulative glucocorticoid dose was recorded by chart review. The percentiles of body mass index (BMI and triceps skinfold (TSF and the Z-score for height were determined: low weight and low adiposity were diagnosed when BMI and TSF were below the 5th percentile. Short stature was defined by a Z-score of height for age < -2. The serum level of IGF-I was measured by radioimmunoassay. RESULTS: The prevalences of low weight, low adiposity

  16. Digital image processing and analysis for activated sludge wastewater treatment.

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    Khan, Muhammad Burhan; Lee, Xue Yong; Nisar, Humaira; Ng, Choon Aun; Yeap, Kim Ho; Malik, Aamir Saeed

    2015-01-01

    Activated sludge system is generally used in wastewater treatment plants for processing domestic influent. Conventionally the activated sludge wastewater treatment is monitored by measuring physico-chemical parameters like total suspended solids (TSSol), sludge volume index (SVI) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) etc. For the measurement, tests are conducted in the laboratory, which take many hours to give the final measurement. Digital image processing and analysis offers a better alternative not only to monitor and characterize the current state of activated sludge but also to predict the future state. The characterization by image processing and analysis is done by correlating the time evolution of parameters extracted by image analysis of floc and filaments with the physico-chemical parameters. This chapter briefly reviews the activated sludge wastewater treatment; and, procedures of image acquisition, preprocessing, segmentation and analysis in the specific context of activated sludge wastewater treatment. In the latter part additional procedures like z-stacking, image stitching are introduced for wastewater image preprocessing, which are not previously used in the context of activated sludge. Different preprocessing and segmentation techniques are proposed, along with the survey of imaging procedures reported in the literature. Finally the image analysis based morphological parameters and correlation of the parameters with regard to monitoring and prediction of activated sludge are discussed. Hence it is observed that image analysis can play a very useful role in the monitoring of activated sludge wastewater treatment plants.

  17. Using Porterian Activity Analysis to Understand Organizational Capabilities

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    Sheehan, Norman T.; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    2017-01-01

    conceptualized by Porter’s writings on the activity-based view. Porterian activity analysis is becoming more accepted in the strategy literature, but no strategy scholar has explicitly used Porter’s activities, and particularly his concept of drivers, to understand and analyze organizational capabilities....... Introducing Porterian activities into the discussion of capabilities improves strategy scholars’ understanding of the bases of capability heterogeneity, offers academics future directions for research, and provides managers with guidance to enhance their organizations’ capabilities....

  18. Active vision in satellite scene analysis

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    Naillon, Martine

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    In earth observation or planetary exploration it is necessary to have more and, more autonomous systems, able to adapt to unpredictable situations. This imposes the use, in artificial systems, of new concepts in cognition, based on the fact that perception should not be separated from recognition and decision making levels. This means that low level signal processing (perception level) should interact with symbolic and high level processing (decision level). This paper is going to describe the new concept of active vision, implemented in Distributed Artificial Intelligence by Dassault Aviation following a 'structuralist' principle. An application to spatial image interpretation is given, oriented toward flexible robotics.

  19. Mathematical analysis of complex cellular activity

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    Bertram, Richard; Teka, Wondimu; Vo, Theodore; Wechselberger, Martin; Kirk, Vivien; Sneyd, James

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    This book contains two review articles on mathematical physiology that deal with closely related topics but were written and can be read independently. The first article reviews the basic theory of calcium oscillations (common to almost all cell types), including spatio-temporal behaviors such as waves. The second article uses, and expands on, much of this basic theory to show how the interaction of cytosolic calcium oscillators with membrane ion channels can result in highly complex patterns of electrical spiking. Through these examples one can see clearly how multiple oscillatory processes interact within a cell, and how mathematical methods can be used to understand such interactions better. The two reviews provide excellent examples of how mathematics and physiology can learn from each other, and work jointly towards a better understanding of complex cellular processes. Review 1: Richard Bertram, Joel Tabak, Wondimu Teka, Theodore Vo, Martin Wechselberger: Geometric Singular Perturbation Analysis of Burst...

  20. Uso do implante esférico Medpor ™: análise de 61 cirurgias orbitárias Use of Medpor ™ spherical implant: analysis of 61 orbital surgeries

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o uso do implante biointegrável Medpor™ em cirurgias de evisceração, enucleação ou implantação secundária em cavidades anoftálmicas. MÉTODOS: Em 61 cirurgias foi utilizado o implante orbitário Medpor™ . Em 18 casos de evisceração, não houve necessidade do revestimento do implante. Em 12 cirurgias de enucleação e implantação secundária o material utilizado para revestir o implante foi duramater homóloga. Nas demais 31 cirurgias, o revestimento foi de material autólogo (esclera, derme, músculo orbicular ou cartilagem auricular, utilizando-se a técnica de "solidéu", recobrindo apenas a superfície anterior do Medpor ™ . RESULTADOS: Os pacientes foram operados no período de janeiro/1998 a dezembro/2004, com tempo de seguimento médio de 30 meses. Em todos os casos houve aceitação do implante, permitindo boa adaptação da prótese. Em dois pacientes ocorreu exposição tardia do implante: o primeiro caso foi corrigido pelo reposicionamento do implante na cavidade, e no segundo caso a exposição foi coberta com um retalho de tarso. CONCLUSÕES: Na nossa experiência o implante Medpor ™ apresenta boa aceitação com taxa de exposição pequena do mesmo (apenas 2 casos, nenhum caso de infecção ou migração, e boa adaptação da prótese em todos os pacientes. O uso de tecido autólogo para revestir a superfície anterior do implante elimina o risco inerente ao uso de tecidos homólogos.PURPOSE: To analyze the use of Medpor ™ biointegrated implant in surgeries of evisceration, enucleation or secondary implantation in anophthalmic sockets. METHODS: The Medpor™ orbitary implant was used in 61 surgeries. In 18 cases of evisceration the implant's wrapping was not necessary. In 12 enucleation and secondary implantation surgeries the utilized material to wrap the implant was homologous duramater. In the other 31 surgeries, the implant wrapping was made from autologous tissue (sclera, dermis

  1. O uso de adoçantes na gravidez: uma análise dos produtos disponíveis no Brasil The use of sweeteners in pregnancy: an analysis of products available in Brazil

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    Maria Regina Torloni

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Os adoçantes são freqüentemente utilizados por mulheres em idade reprodutiva. Esta é uma revisão narrativa da literatura a respeito dos adoçantes atualmente comercializados no mercado brasileiro. Existem poucas informações sobre o uso da sacarina e ciclamato na gestação, e seus efeitos sobre o feto. Devido às limitadas informações disponíveis e ao seu potencial carcinogênico em animais, a sacarina e o ciclamato devem ser evitados durante a gestação (risco C. O aspartame tem sido extensivamente estudado em animais, sendo considerado seguro para uso na gestação (risco B, exceto para mulheres homozigóticas para fenilcetonúria (risco C. A sucralose e o acessulfame-K não são tóxicos, carcinogênico ou mutagênicos em animais, mas não existem estudos controlados em humanos. Porém, como esses dois adoçantes não são metabolizados, parece improvável que seu uso durante a gestação possa ser prejudicial (risco B. A estévia, substância derivada de uma planta nativa brasileira, não produz efeitos adversos sobre a gestação em animais, porém não existem estudos em humanos (risco B. Os agentes de corpo usados na formulação dos adoçantes (manitol, sorbitol, xilitol, eritrol, lactilol, isomalte, maltilol, lactose, frutose, maltodextrina, dextrina e açúcar invertido são substâncias consideradas seguras para o consumo humano. Concluindo, segundo as evidências atualmente disponíveis, o aspartame, a sucralose, o acessulfame e a estévia podem ser utilizados com segurança durante a gestação.Sweeteners are frequently used by women of reproductive age. This is a narrative review about the sweeteners currently sold in the Brazilian commerce. There is a few information on the use of saccharin and cyclamates in pregnancy and their effects on the fetus. Due to the limited information available and their carcinogenic potential in animal species, saccharin and cyclamates should be avoided during pregnancy (risk C. Aspartame

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    Cytotoxicity, phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of crude extracts from ... of both species was studied using the brine shrimp lethality tests (BST) for the first time. ... Both aqueous and methanol extracts of the two medicinal plants ...

  3. ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF PODLASIE PROVINCE

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    Agnieszka Kisło

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The beginning of the period where the impact of human activity took dangerous size is considered to be 40 years of the nineteenth century. Then the large-scale production of electricity increased production of metallurgical industry and transport development. Significant changes contributed to rapid population growth and urbanization and industrialization processes. Man by intensive exploitation reduces or completely exhausted most natural resources. This has resulted in the availability criterion, which is distinguished by inexhaustible and exhaustible resources. Exhaustible resources may include solar, wind, energy, ocean currents and the energy of the Earth. Exhaustible resources, however, are the elements of nature that as a result of the operation can be completely depleted or destroyed. These resources include: water, soil, plant world, animal world natural resources. The greater the intensity of acquiring human resources, the faster will be the depleted. There is also a very important division of exhaustible resources: non-renewable resources, renewable and very difficult reproducible (living areas. Non-renewable resources are mainly minerals, such as iron ore, crude oil, coal, sulfur, natural gas, useful stones, limestone, salt, and many other minerals. After extraction resources are processed, and the bed from which they were extracted can no longer be used. It is different from renewable resources; they are characterized by the fact that over time they are reconstituted, although, for this to happen balance of the environment through the rational use must be maintained. These resources include, among others, soil, water, flora and fauna, as well as atmospheric air.

  4. Uso de suplementos alimentares por adolescentes

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    Alves,Crésio; Lima,Renata Villas Boas

    2009-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Revisar crititcamente o uso, benefícios e efeitos adversos dos principais suplementos alimentares utilizados por adolescentes. FONTES DOS DADOS: A pesquisa bibliográfica, realizada nos últimos 10 anos, utilizou os bancos de dados MEDLINE e LILACS. Foram examinados 377 artigos, sendo selecionados 52. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: O consumo de suplementos dietéticos é amplamente difundido entre adolescentes. Tal fato é constatado, com frequência, nos consultórios de pediatria e hebeatria. Na mai...

  5. Uso y errores del uso de las armas de fuego en el cine

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    Alonso Martínez, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Se realiza un estudio, según géneros cinematográficos (histórico, wéstern, negro, bélico, acción y ciencia ficción) del uso de las armas de fuego en el cine, centrándose en el cine de ciencia ficción.

  6. Specific classification of financial analysis of enterprise activity

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    Synkevych Nadiia I.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Despite the fact that one can find a big variety of classifications of types of financial analysis of enterprise activity, which differ with their approach to classification and a number of classification features and their content, in modern scientific literature, their complex comparison and analysis of existing classification have not been done. This explains urgency of this study. The article studies classification of types of financial analysis of scientists and presents own approach to this problem. By the results of analysis the article improves and builds up a specific classification of financial analysis of enterprise activity and offers classification by the following features: objects, subjects, goals of study, automation level, time period of the analytical base, scope of study, organisation system, classification features of the subject, spatial belonging, sufficiency, information sources, periodicity, criterial base, method of data selection for analysis and time direction. All types of financial analysis significantly differ with their inherent properties and parameters depending on the goals of financial analysis. The developed specific classification provides subjects of financial analysis of enterprise activity with a possibility to identify a specific type of financial analysis, which would correctly meet the set goals.

  7. Neutron Activation Analysis of Inhomogeneous Large Samples; An Explorative Study

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    Baas, H.W.

    2004-01-01

    Neutron activation analysis is a powerful technique for the determination of trace-element concentrations. Since both neutrons that are used for activation and gamma rays that are detected have a high penetrating power, the technique can be applied for relatively large samples (up to 13 L), as demon

  8. Applying an Activity System to Online Collaborative Group Work Analysis

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    Choi, Hyungshin; Kang, Myunghee

    2010-01-01

    This study determines whether an activity system provides a systematic framework to analyse collaborative group work. Using an activity system as a unit of analysis, the research examined learner behaviours, conflicting factors and facilitating factors while students engaged in collaborative work via asynchronous computer-mediated communication.…

  9. Analysis of Activity Patterns and Performance in Polio Survivors

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    2006-10-01

    subjective estimate of their activity level over the past week using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE).3 This instrument dealt with...May 2004. Talaty M. Models for Gait Analysis. 5th SIAMOC (Societa Italiana Di Analisi Del Movimento in Clinica) Congress, Loano, Italy November

  10. Project-Based Language Learning: An Activity Theory Analysis

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    Gibbes, Marina; Carson, Lorna

    2014-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation of project-based language learning (PBLL) in a university language programme. Learner reflections of project work were analysed through Activity Theory, where tool-mediated activity is understood as the central unit of analysis for human interaction. Data were categorised according to the components of human…

  11. Activation and Dose Rate Analysis of 316 Stainless Steel

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    XU; Zhi-long; SUN; Zheng; LIU; Xing-min; WAN; Hai-xia

    2012-01-01

    <正>In order to conduct research on 316 stainless steel to be used in reactors, neutron activation during irradiation and dose rate after irradiation in China Experiment Fast Reactor (CEFR) are calculated and analyzed. Based on 1 g of 316 stainless steel specimen, analysis on the activity of 316 stainless steel irradiated

  12. Performance analysis of active schedules in identical parallel machine

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    Changjun WANG; Yugeng XI

    2007-01-01

    Active schedule is one of the most basic and popular concepts in production scheduling research. For identical parallel machine scheduling with jobs' dynamic arrivals, the tight performance bounds of active schedules under the measurement of four popular objectives are respectively given in this paper. Similar analysis method and conclusions can be generalized to static identical parallel machine and single machine scheduling problem.

  13. Predictive values at risk of falling in physically active and no active elderly with Berg Balance Scale Valores preditivos para o risco de queda em idosos praticantes e não praticantes de atividade física por meio do uso da Escala de Equilíbrio de Berg

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    Gilmar M. Santos

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The consequences of falls are a major cause of autonomy and independence loss among the elderly. In this context, the Berg Balance Scale (BBS has been widely used to detect the risk of falls in elderly. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of the BBS for fall risk in physically active and inactive elderly subjects. METHODS: The sample included 188 older adults with a mean age of 66 (±9 years. Of these, 91 participated in a regular physical activity program and 96 did not. We analyzed the cut-off scores of 45, 47, 49, 51 and 53 in both groups regarding the sensitivity (S, specificity (Sp, positive predictive value (PPV and negative predictive value (NPV of the test, including the positive likelihood ratio (PLR and negative likelihood ratio (RVN for diagnosing the risk of falls. RESULTS: The mean BBS score was 54.7 in physically active subjects and 50.8 in inactive subjects, which was statistically significant (ρ=0.001. The best cut-off was a score of 49 for physically inactive subjects, with a sensitivity of 91% and a specificity of 92%. On the other hand, the BBS had low sensitivity (from 0 to 15% and high specificity (between 83% and 100% for physically active subjects at the cut-off points analyzed. CONCLUSION: The scale did not achieve sufficient sensitivity to individual differences among physically active older people with higher levels of functional balance ability.CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: Umas das principais causas da perda da autonomia e independência do idoso são as consequências geradas pelas quedas. Nesse contexto, a Escala de Equilíbrio de Berg (EEB vem sendo amplamente utilizada para detectar o risco de queda em idosos. Objetivo: Analisar os valores preditivos para o risco de queda em idosos praticantes e não-praticantes de atividade física por meio do uso da EEB. MÉTODOS: Participaram 188 idosos, com média de idade de 66 (±9 anos. Desses, 91 participavam de projetos de atividades físicas, e 96 n

  14. Applied research of environmental monitoring using instrumental neutron activation analysis

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    Chung, Young Sam; Moon, Jong Hwa; Chung, Young Ju

    1997-08-01

    This technical report is written as a guide book for applied research of environmental monitoring using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. The contents are as followings; sampling and sample preparation as a airborne particulate matter, analytical methodologies, data evaluation and interpretation, basic statistical methods of data analysis applied in environmental pollution studies. (author). 23 refs., 7 tabs., 9 figs.

  15. Content Analysis of a Computer-Based Faculty Activity Repository

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    Baker-Eveleth, Lori; Stone, Robert W.

    2013-01-01

    The research presents an analysis of faculty opinions regarding the introduction of a new computer-based faculty activity repository (FAR) in a university setting. The qualitative study employs content analysis to better understand the phenomenon underlying these faculty opinions and to augment the findings from a quantitative study. A web-based…

  16. Structural Analysis Extended with Active Fault Isolation - Methods and Algorithms

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    Gelso, Esteban R.; Blanke, Mogens

    2009-01-01

    on system inputs can considerably enhance fault isolability. This paper investigates this possibility of active fault isolation from a structural point of view. While such extension of the structural analysis approach was suggested earlier, algorithms and case studies were needed to explore this theory....... The paper develops algorithms for investigation of the possibilities of active structural isolation and it offers illustrative examples and a larger case study to explore the properties of active structural isolability ideas....

  17. Characterization of Phoenician pottery from Mothia by neutron activation analysis

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    Cesana, A.; Terrani, M. (Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Centro Studi Nucleari E. Fermi); Ciasca, A. (Rome Univ. (Italy)); Cuomo di Caprio, N. (Venice Univ. (Italy)); Tusa, V. (Soprintendenza Archeologica della Sicilia Occidentale, Palermo (Italy))

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    The concentration of 7 elements (Na, Al, Mg, Ti, Ca, V, Mn) was determined by neutron activation analysis in 35 samples of pottery and 14 samples of clay. The samples were collected in ancient Mothia (Sicily) and in its neighbourhoods. Cluster analysis of the data showed that most of the samples are homogeneous and confirmed the archaeological evidence that they are mostly local ware. The detailed results of the analyses are reported and the technique used for cluster analysis is described.

  18. Spatial heterogeneity analysis of brain activation in fMRI.

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    Gupta, Lalit; Besseling, René M H; Overvliet, Geke M; Hofman, Paul A M; de Louw, Anton; Vaessen, Maarten J; Aldenkamp, Albert P; Ulman, Shrutin; Jansen, Jacobus F A; Backes, Walter H

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    In many brain diseases it can be qualitatively observed that spatial patterns in blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) activation maps appear more (diffusively) distributed than in healthy controls. However, measures that can quantitatively characterize this spatial distributiveness in individual subjects are lacking. In this study, we propose a number of spatial heterogeneity measures to characterize brain activation maps. The proposed methods focus on different aspects of heterogeneity, including the shape (compactness), complexity in the distribution of activated regions (fractal dimension and co-occurrence matrix), and gappiness between activated regions (lacunarity). To this end, functional MRI derived activation maps of a language and a motor task were obtained in language impaired children with (Rolandic) epilepsy and compared to age-matched healthy controls. Group analysis of the activation maps revealed no significant differences between patients and controls for both tasks. However, for the language task the activation maps in patients appeared more heterogeneous than in controls. Lacunarity was the best measure to discriminate activation patterns of patients from controls (sensitivity 74%, specificity 70%) and illustrates the increased irregularity of gaps between activated regions in patients. The combination of heterogeneity measures and a support vector machine approach yielded further increase in sensitivity and specificity to 78% and 80%, respectively. This illustrates that activation distributions in impaired brains can be complex and more heterogeneous than in normal brains and cannot be captured fully by a single quantity. In conclusion, heterogeneity analysis has potential to robustly characterize the increased distributiveness of brain activation in individual patients.

  19. Spatial heterogeneity analysis of brain activation in fMRI

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    Lalit Gupta

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In many brain diseases it can be qualitatively observed that spatial patterns in blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD activation maps appear more (diffusively distributed than in healthy controls. However, measures that can quantitatively characterize this spatial distributiveness in individual subjects are lacking. In this study, we propose a number of spatial heterogeneity measures to characterize brain activation maps. The proposed methods focus on different aspects of heterogeneity, including the shape (compactness, complexity in the distribution of activated regions (fractal dimension and co-occurrence matrix, and gappiness between activated regions (lacunarity. To this end, functional MRI derived activation maps of a language and a motor task were obtained in language impaired children with (Rolandic epilepsy and compared to age-matched healthy controls. Group analysis of the activation maps revealed no significant differences between patients and controls for both tasks. However, for the language task the activation maps in patients appeared more heterogeneous than in controls. Lacunarity was the best measure to discriminate activation patterns of patients from controls (sensitivity 74%, specificity 70% and illustrates the increased irregularity of gaps between activated regions in patients. The combination of heterogeneity measures and a support vector machine approach yielded further increase in sensitivity and specificity to 78% and 80%, respectively. This illustrates that activation distributions in impaired brains can be complex and more heterogeneous than in normal brains and cannot be captured fully by a single quantity. In conclusion, heterogeneity analysis has potential to robustly characterize the increased distributiveness of brain activation in individual patients.

  20. Nefrocalcinose associada ao uso de esteroide anabolizante

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    Weverton Machado Luchi

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Os esteroides anabolizantes têm sido usados como arma terapêutica em diversas condições clínicas. Entretanto, o uso abusivo e indiscriminado, associado a outros suplementos nutricionais, tem gerado efeitos adversos graves. Relato do caso: Sexo masculino, 21 anos, admitido com náuseas, astenia, hiporexia, cefaleia e hipertensão arterial. Exames no sangue evidenciaram Cr: 3,9 mg/dl U:100 mg/dl e Cálcio total 14 mg/dl. Ultrassonografia e biópsia renal compatíveis com nefrocalcinose. Houve melhora gradativa da função renal e da calcemia após hidratação vigorosa e furosemida. Entretanto, após 1 ano, persistiram depósitos renais de cálcio e relação córticomedular reduzida ao ultrassom e creatinina estável em 1,4 mg/dl. Casos anteriores evidenciaram necrose tubular aguda e nefrite intersticial com poucos depósitos de cálcio no interstício renal. Nesse caso, encontramos nefrocalcinose acentuada associada à nefroesclerose. O objetivo deste estudo é relatar a ocorrência de injúria renal aguda com nefrocalcinose associada ao uso de esteroide anabolizante e oferecer uma revisão do assunto.

  1. Viabilidade de uso do delineamento composto central

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    Nazaré Barata Mateus

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available O delineamento composto central é um delineamento simétrico e de segunda ordem, constituído de duas partes: o fatorial 2k, com um ou mais pontos centrais, e a parte axial. O objetivo deste trabalho foi o de verificar, com simulações, a viabilidade do uso desse tipo de delineamento nas áreas de pesquisas de campo, como em Agronomia; em laboratórios de Fitopatologia, Virologia e Entomologia, em pesquisas onde o coeficiente de variação não é superior a 6%; e na indústria química, com coeficiente de variação abaixo de 3%. Através das simulações, verificou-se que seu uso não é conveniente em áreas de pesquisa, cujo coeficiente de variação seja superior a 6%, quando se buscam estimativas de resposta e dos pontos ótimos e também em pesquisas de campo, como na Agronomia, mesmo quando se repetem todos os tratamentos, pois se observam muitas respostas e pontos bem longe do esperado

  2. Incidence of infectious complications following tube thoracostomy with and without use of antibiotic therapy: meta-analysis study Incidência de complicações infecciosas pós-drenagem pleural fechada com e sem uso da antibioticoterapia: estudo de meta-análise

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    Mauro José Fontelles

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective - Thoracic lesions and resulting complications have gained increased importance in literature because they present a serious problem despite the generalized use of antibiotic therapy. Our study, therefore, aims at obtaining better estimates regarding the benefits obtained using antibiotic therapy in patients with isolated thoracic trauma and who have undergone closed chest drainage. Methods - Eight prospective and randomized studies were selected and meta-analysis was used to statistically associate the results. Results - The results demonstrated a statistical significance which favored the use of antibiotic therapy in preventing pleural empyema and a 9.25 (IC 95% 2.85 - 30.01 total relative risk for patients who did not receive antibiotic therapy. The total risk regarding all the infectious complications that occurred was 4.29 (IC 95% 2.70 - 8.97. Conclusion - The results of this meta-analysis study showed that antibiotic therapy effectively reduces the incidence of infectious complications in patients with isolated thoracic trauma, who have undergone closed pleural drainage.Objetivo - A literatura aponta para a crescente importância das lesões torácicas com sua possíveis complicações e, apesar do uso generalizado da antibioticoterapia, estas continuam a ser um grave problema. Assim, o propósito do presente estudo, foi de desenvolver melhores estimativas da quantidade de benefícios quanto a utilização da antibioticoterapia nos pacientes com trauma isolado do tórax, submetidos, unicamente, à drenagem pleural fechada. Métodos - Através do estudo de meta-análise, oito trabalhos, prospectivos e randomizados, foram selecionados para associação de seus resultados dentro de um modelo de análise estatística quantitativa. Resultados - Os resultados mostraram uma significância estatística favorável ao uso da antibioticoterapia na prevenção do empiema pleural, com risco relativo total de 9,25 (IC 95% 2,85 - 30,01 para os

  3. Cytotoxic activity and phytochemical analysis of Arum palaestinum Boiss

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    Mai Mohammed Farid; Sameh Reda Hussein; Lamiaa Fawzy Ibrahim; Mohammed Ali El Desouky; Amr Mohammed Elsayed; Ahmad Ali El Oqlah; Mahmoud Mohammed Saker

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the in vitro cytotoxic activity of the fractionated extract as well as isolated compounds of Arum palaestinum Boiss. (A. palaestinum) (black calla lily), and to identify the volatile components which may be responsible for the potential antitumor activity. Methods: A. palaestinum was collected from its natural habitats and subjected to phytochemical analysis for separation of pure compounds. In vitro cytotoxic activity was investigated against four human carcinoma cell lines Hep2, HeLa, HepG2 and MCF7 for the fractionated extract and isolated compounds. While, the diethyl ether fraction was subjected to GC–MS analysis as it exhibited the most potent cytotoxic effect to evaluate the active constituents responsible for the cytotoxic activities. Results:Four flavonoid compounds were isolated (luteolin, chrysoeriol, isoorientin, isovitexin) from the diethyl ether and ethyl acetate. The extracts and the pure isolated compounds showed a significant high antiproliferative activity against all investigated cell lines. The GC–MS analysis revealed the separation and identification of 15 compounds representing 95.01%of the extract and belonging to different groups of chemical compounds. Conclusions:The present study is considered to be the first report on the cytotoxic activities carried out on different selected fractions and pure compounds of A. palaestinum to provide evidences for its strong antitumor activities. In addition, chrysoeriol and isovitexin compounds were isolated for the first time from the studied taxa.

  4. Cytotoxic activity and phytochemical analysis of Arum palaestinum Boiss.

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    Mai; Mohammed; Farid; Sameh; Reda; Hussein; Lamiaa; Fawzy; Ibrahim; Mohammed; Ali; El; Desouky; Amr; Mohammed; Elsayed; Ahmad; Ali; El; Oqlah; Mahmoud; Mohammed; Saker

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the in vitro cytotoxic activity of the fractionated extract as well as isolated compounds of Arum palaestinum Boiss.(A. palaestinum)(black calla lily), and to identify the volatile components which may be responsible for the potential antitumor activity.Methods: A. palaestinum was collected from its natural habitats and subjected to phytochemical analysis for separation of pure compounds. In vitro cytotoxic activity was investigated against four human carcinoma cell lines Hep2, He La, Hep G2 and MCF7 for the fractionated extract and isolated compounds. While, the diethyl ether fraction was subjected to GC–MS analysis as it exhibited the most potent cytotoxic effect to evaluate the active constituents responsible for the cytotoxic activities.Results: Four flavonoid compounds were isolated(luteolin, chrysoeriol, isoorientin,isovitexin) from the diethyl ether and ethyl acetate. The extracts and the pure isolated compounds showed a significant high antiproliferative activity against all investigated cell lines. The GC–MS analysis revealed the separation and identification of 15 compounds representing 95.01% of the extract and belonging to different groups of chemical compounds.Conclusions: The present study is considered to be the first report on the cytotoxic activities carried out on different selected fractions and pure compounds of A. palaestinum to provide evidences for its strong antitumor activities. In addition,chrysoeriol and isovitexin compounds were isolated for the first time from the studied taxa.

  5. Indicadores comparativos del uso del agua en la agricultura

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    Catalán Valencia, Ernesto A; García Arellano, David; Sánchez Cohen, Ignacio; González Cervantes, Guillermo; Estrada Avalos, Juan

    2006-01-01

    ... óptimo y garantizar su sustentabilidad. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar la pertinencia del uso de indicadores de efi ciencia de uso del agua para evaluar la vulnerabilidad de los sistemas agrícolas bajo riego. Se evaluó...

  6. Caracterização da cultura de crack na cidade de São Paulo: padrão de uso controlado Caracterización de la cultura de crack en la ciudad de Sao Paulo: el padrón del uso controlado Characterization of the crack cocaine culture in the city of São Paulo: a controlled pattern of use

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    Lúcio Garcia de Oliveira

    2008-08-01

    de 2004 y 2005. El conjunto de cada pregunta y sus respectivas respuestas originó informes específicos que fueron interpretados individualmente. ANÁLISE DOS RESULTADOS: El perfil predominante de usuario de crack fue ser hombre, joven, soltero, de baja clase socioeconómica, bajo nivel de escolaridad y sin vínculos de empleo formal. El padrón de uso mas frecuente citado fue el compulsivo, caracterizado por el uso múltiple de drogas y desarrollo de actividades ilícitas en cambio por crack o dinero. Sin embargo, se identificó el uso controlado que consiste en el uso no diario de crack, mediado por factores individuales, desarrollados intuitivamente por el usuario y semejantes, en naturaleza, a las estrategias adoptadas por ex-usuario para el alcance del estado de abstinencia. CONCLUSÕES: La cultura del uso de crack ha sufrido cambios en relación al padrón de uso. A pesar de la mayoría de los usuarios lo haga de forma compulsiva, se observó la existencia del uso controlado, que merece mas detalles, principalmente en relación a las estrategias adoptadas para su alcance.OBJECTIVE: To characterize the situation regarding crack cocaine use in the city of São Paulo, along with the sociodemographic profile of its users. METHODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES: Qualitative ethnographic study carried out with an intentional sample of crack cocaine users (n=45 and former users (n=17. The participants were recruited by means of the chain sampling method and they underwent a semi-structured interview guided by a questionnaire, in 2004 and 2005. The combination of each question and its respective responses gave rise to specific reports that were interpreted individually. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS: The predominating profile of the crack cocaine users was that they were single young men of low socioeconomic class and low schooling level, without formal employment ties. The pattern of use most frequently cited was compulsive, characterized by multiple drug use and carrying out illegal

  7. Dermatite alérgica de contato a medicamentos de uso tópico: uma análise descritiva Allergic contact dermatitis to topical drugs: a descriptive analysis

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    Rosana Lazzarini

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: A dermatite de contato é uma dermatose comum e suas múltiplas causas dificultam seutratamento. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a frequência da sensibilização aos medicamentos de uso tópico, em serviço universitário; estudar as características da população afetada e identificar os principais sensibilizantes relacionados aos medicamentos tópicos. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo retrospectivo dos pacientes com hipótese diagnóstica de dermatite alérgica de contato e que foram submetidos a testes epicutâneos. Avaliaram-se os que tiveram diagnóstico final de dermatite alérgica de contato a medicamentos tópicos. RESULTADOS: Em um grupo de 329 pacientes submetidos a testes de contato, 42 (13% tiveram testes de contato positivos e relevantes para medicamentos tópicos, pelo princípio ativo e/ou por outros componentes. Entre os testes positivos, 36 (85,7% corresponderam aos princípios ativos e 28 (66,7%, a outros componentes das fórmulas, com alguns pacientes apresentando mais de um teste positivo. Entre os princípios ativos, a neomicina foi o mais frequente. CONCLUSÕES: Entre os pacientes estudados, a sensibilização aos medicamentos tópicos ocorreu em 13% dos casos, com discreta preferência pelo sexo feminino e maior número de casos entre pacientes brancos. Houve elevada frequência de dermatite alérgica de contato pela neomicina, agente de uso comum como automedicação e também como prescrição médica.BACKGROUND: Allergic Contact Dermatitis is a common type of dermatitis, but its multiple etiologies hinder its management. OBJECTIVE: the objective of this study was to evaluate the frequency of sensitization to topical drugs in a university center, to study the main characteristics of the affected population, and to identify the allergens related with the dermatitis. METHODS: a retrospective and descriptive study with patients submitted to patch tests. The study was conducted with subjects whose

  8. Bayesian spatial modeling applied to environmental monitoring due to the use of different drilling fluids in the maritime exploration activity; Modelagem espacial Bayesiana aplicada ao monitoramento ambiental decorrente do uso de diferentes fluidos de perfuracao na atividade exploratoria maritima

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    Pulgati, Fernando H. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Lab. de Modelagem de Bacias (LAB2M); Zouain, Ricardo N.A. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Inst. de Geociencias. Centro de Estudos de Geologia Costeira e Oceanica; Fachel, Jandyra M.G. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Inst. de Matematica; Landau, Luiz [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Lab. de Metodos Computacionais em Engenharia (LAMCE)

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    Controlling and monitoring environmental researches have accompanied the development of offshore exploration drill activities aimed at finding oil and gas reserves, as there has been an increase in the environmental demands and restrictions. Three stages of the drilling process were isolated and the effects of different fluids were measured using Bayesian spatial models. The probable impact of the use of non-aqueous fluid (NAF) was measured through changes observed in sea sediments in three different occasions: previous to the activity, one (1) month after the end of the activity, and one (1) year after the end of the activity. BACI (Before-After Control Impact) design, which allows the control of temporal and spatial variation components, was chosen. (author)

  9. Bayesian spatial modeling applied to environmental monitoring due to the use of different drilling fluids in the maritime exploration activity; Modelagem espacial Bayesiana aplicada ao monitoramento ambiental decorrente do uso de diferentes fluidos de perfuracao na atividade exploratoria maritima

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    Pulgati, Fernando H. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Lab. de Modelagem de Bacias (LAB2M); Zouain, Ricardo N.A. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Inst. de Geociencias. Centro de Estudos de Geologia Costeira e Oceanica; Fachel, Jandyra M.G. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Inst. de Matematica; Landau, Luiz [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Lab. de Metodos Computacionais em Engenharia (LAMCE)

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    Controlling and monitoring environmental researches have accompanied the development of offshore exploration drill activities aimed at finding oil and gas reserves, as there has been an increase in the environmental demands and restrictions. Three stages of the drilling process were isolated and the effects of different fluids were measured using Bayesian spatial models. The probable impact of the use of non-aqueous fluid (NAF) was measured through changes observed in sea sediments in three different occasions: previous to the activity, one (1) month after the end of the activity, and one (1) year after the end of the activity. BACI (Before-After Control Impact) design, which allows the control of temporal and spatial variation components, was chosen. (author)

  10. Evaluation of the implementation and use of active personal dosimeters for neutrons in Brazil; Evaluacion de la implementacion y del uso de los dosimetros individuales activos para neutrones en el Brasil

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    Castro B, C. P.; Wagner P, W.; De Souza P, K. C., E-mail: karla@ird.gov.br [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria, Av. Salvador Allende s/n, Recreio Bandeirantes, 22780-160 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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    This work was conducted through of a field research based on a questionnaire sent to users of active personal dosimeters. A retrospective study of the last six years was also carried out of the services in the Neutron Metrology Laboratory (2008-2013) referent to the active personal dosimeters, taking into consideration the standards ISO-8529-3 and IEC-61526. The active personal dosimeters are defined as any instrument of individual monitoring with direct reading capacity, used by individuals exposed to ionizing radiation fields. Through research was verified that the active personal dosimeters work associated with other dosimeter types. Considering all dosimeters declared in the questionnaire, only two dosimeters (MGP brand Dmc 2000-GN model and the brand ATOMTEX model AT2503A) have conformity declaration with the international standard IEC-61526: 2005 reported by the manufacturers. (author)

  11. Use of remazol blue dyed avicel for the determination of cellulolytic activity in basidiomycetes Uso de Avicel colorida com Remazol Blue para determinação da atividade celulolítica em Basidiomycetos

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    Marcos José Correia; José Antônio de Sousa Pereira Junior; Jefferson Cunha dos Santos; Maria Auxiliadora de Queiroz Cavalcanti

    1998-01-01

    A modified method for direct determination of cellulolytic activity using Avicel colored with Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR) in Agar test tubes is discussed. Refinements were introduced in a simple method for quantitation of cellulase activity, based on the release of dye from Avicel-RBBR medium by the enzymatic hydrolysis. Modifications in Avicel-dye preparation were enhanced and a spectrophotometer for direct OD measurement in agar test tubes used. The use of a spectrophotometer improved t...

  12. Behavioral activation treatments of depression: a meta-analysis.

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    Cuijpers, Pim; van Straten, Annemieke; Warmerdam, Lisanne

    2007-04-01

    Activity scheduling is a behavioral treatment of depression in which patients learn to monitor their mood and daily activities, and how to increase the number of pleasant activities and to increase positive interactions with their environment. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized effect studies of activity scheduling. Sixteen studies with 780 subjects were included. The pooled effect size indicating the difference between intervention and control conditions at post-test was 0.87 (95% CI: 0.60 - 1.15). This is a large effect. Heterogeneity was low in all analyses. The comparisons with other psychological treatments at post-test resulted in a non-significant pooled effect size of 0.13 in favor of activity scheduling. In ten studies activity scheduling was compared to cognitive therapy, and the pooled effect size indicating the difference between these two types of treatment was 0.02. The changes from post-test to follow-up for activity scheduling were non-significant, indicating that the benefits of the treatments were retained at follow-up. The differences between activity scheduling and cognitive therapy at follow-up were also non-significant. Activity scheduling is an attractive treatment for depression, not only because it is relatively uncomplicated, time-efficient and does not require complex skills from patients or therapist, but also because this meta-analysis found clear indications that it is effective.

  13. Treinamento de força com uso de correntes e potencialização pós-ativação do salto vertical Entrenamiento de fuerza con cadenas y la potenciación post-activación del salto vertical Chain resistance training and vertical jump post-activation potentiation

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    Jéderson Nunes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A Potencialização Pós-Ativação (PPA é estratégia para melhora do desempenho com uso de carga fixa (RF, definida no ponto de falha mecânica (PFM. Por outro lado, o uso de correntes (CRT é estímulo com resistência variável (RV. Assim, objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos do CRT na altura e tempo de voo do salto vertical com contramovimento (CMJ. A partir de estudo de intervenção, 15 sujeitos foram avaliados quanto à carga máxima no agachamento (1RM e altura CMJ. Após isto, executaram três tipos de intervenções: i RF com 85% de 1RM; ii RV com 85% de 1RM posicionado no PFM (RV-TF e, iii RV com 85% de 1RM posicionado na maior extensão dos joelhos (RV-TV. Observou-se incremento do CMJ para RV-TF e RV-TV, mas não para RF. Conclui-se que houve PPA com os dois estímulos de CRT.La potenciación post-activación (PAP es estrategia para mejorar el rendimiento, utilizando una carga fija (RF, que se define en el punto de falla mecánica (PFM. Además, el uso de cadenas (CRT es estimulo con resistencia variable (RV. Así, el objetivo fue evaluar los efectos de la CRT en el salto vertical con contramovimiento (CMJ. Con estudio de intervención, 15 sujetos fueron evaluados acerca de la carga máxima en la sentadilla (1RM y altura en el CMJ. Después de eso, se realizaron tres tipos de intervenciones: i RF con el 85% de 1RM; ii RV con el 85% de 1RM en el PFM (RV-TF, y iii la RV en 1RM 85% situado en la mayor extensión de las rodillas (RV-TV. Se observó aumento de lo CMJ para RV-TF y RV-TV, pero no para la RF. Se concluye que existe PPA con los dos estímulos de RV.The Post-Activation Potentiation (PAP is a strategy to improve performance, using a fixed load (RF, defined at the sticking point (PFM. Moreover, the use of chains (CRT is an effort with variable resistance (RV. Thus, the objective was to evaluate the effects of CRT in the countermovement jump (CMJ. With an intervention study, 15 subjects were evaluated for the maximum squat load (1

  14. A grid for a precise analysis of daily activities.

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    Wojtasik, V; Olivier, C; Lekeu, F; Quittre, A; Adam, S; Salmon, E

    2010-01-01

    Assessment of daily living activities is essential in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Most current tools quantitatively assess overall ability but provide little qualitative information on individual difficulties. Only a few tools allow therapists to evaluate stereotyped activities and record different types of errors. We capitalised on the Kitchen Activity Assessment to design a widely applicable analysis grid that provides both qualitative and quantitative data on activity performance. A cooking activity was videotaped in 15 patients with dementia and assessed according to the different steps in the execution of the task. The evaluations obtained with our grid showed good correlations between raters, between versions of the grid and between sessions. Moreover, the degree of independence obtained with our analysis of the task correlated with the Kitchen Activity Assessment score and with a global score of cognitive functioning. We conclude that assessment of a daily living activity with this analysis grid is reproducible and relatively independent of the therapist, and thus provides quantitative and qualitative information useful for both evaluating and caring for demented patients.

  15. A package for gamma-ray spectrum analysis and routine neutron activation analysis

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    M E Medhat; A Abdel-Hafiez; Z Awaad; M A Ali

    2005-08-01

    A package for gamma spectrum analysis (PGSA) was developed using object oriented Borland C++ design for MS-windows. This package consists of five programs which can be used for gamma-ray spectrum analysis and routine neutron activation analysis. The advantages of PGSA are its simple algorithms and its need for only minimum amount of input information.

  16. Analysis of nuclear activity of ten polar ring galaxies

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    Freitas-Lemes, P; Dors, O L; Faúndez-Abans, M

    2013-01-01

    The accumulation of mass from the interaction process that forms the polar ring galaxies is a factor that favors the conditions necessary to trigger nonthermal nuclear activities.. This fact encouraged the chemical analysis of ten polar ring galaxies. In order to verify the presence of an active nucleus in these galaxias, we built diagnostic diagrams using lines H{\\beta}, [OIII], [HI], H{\\alpha}, [NII], and [SII] and classified the type of nuclear activity. For galaxies that do not show shock, the parameters N2 and O3N2 were also determined. From this sample, we identified seven galaxies with an active nucleus and three that behave as HII regions. One galaxy with an active nucleus was classified as Seyfert. Although our data do not provide a statistically significant sample, we can speculate that polar ring galaxies are a setting conducive to trigger non-thermal nuclear activities.

  17. Toque: qual o uso atual pelo enfermeiro?

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    Magda Cristina Queiroz Dell'Acqua

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo verificar o uso do toque pelo enfermeiro, na categoria proposta por LE MAY (1986, assim como sua percepção de quando e por que ele o utiliza. Foram entrevistados, para tanto, 37 enfermeiros (20 docentes, 16 assistenciais e 1 aprimorando, em setembro de 1995, na capital e interior do Estado de São Paulo, constatando-se que a maioria da amostra coletada fez menção ao toque de forma expressiva, referindo utilizá-lo principalmente para demonstrar empatia e segurança em momentos que percebe a expressão das emoções do paciente.

  18. Performance Analysis for Dispensing Mechanism of Active Code

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    2003-01-01

    The dispensing mechanism of active code is a key technology in an active network. Conventional capsule and programmable switch approaches have their own shortcomings. The DCCAN(distributed code caching for active network) mechanism presented in this paper overcomes these shortcomings. In this paper, capsule and programmable switch approaches are introduced, and their shortcomings are analyzed. The principle of the DCCAN mechanism is described. The theory analysis in transmit width based on the DCCAN mechanism and capsule approach are described. The theory analysis shows that the DCCAN mechanism has many good characteristics and can improve the efficiency of an active network. Key factors which affect the transmit width based on the DCCAN mechanism are discussed. The using condition of the DCCAN mechanism is also discussed.

  19. Optimizing human activity patterns using global sensitivity analysis.

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    Fairchild, Geoffrey; Hickmann, Kyle S; Mniszewski, Susan M; Del Valle, Sara Y; Hyman, James M

    2014-12-01

    Implementing realistic activity patterns for a population is crucial for modeling, for example, disease spread, supply and demand, and disaster response. Using the dynamic activity simulation engine, DASim, we generate schedules for a population that capture regular (e.g., working, eating, and sleeping) and irregular activities (e.g., shopping or going to the doctor). We use the sample entropy (SampEn) statistic to quantify a schedule's regularity for a population. We show how to tune an activity's regularity by adjusting SampEn, thereby making it possible to realistically design activities when creating a schedule. The tuning process sets up a computationally intractable high-dimensional optimization problem. To reduce the computational demand, we use Bayesian Gaussian process regression to compute global sensitivity indices and identify the parameters that have the greatest effect on the variance of SampEn. We use the harmony search (HS) global optimization algorithm to locate global optima. Our results show that HS combined with global sensitivity analysis can efficiently tune the SampEn statistic with few search iterations. We demonstrate how global sensitivity analysis can guide statistical emulation and global optimization algorithms to efficiently tune activities and generate realistic activity patterns. Though our tuning methods are applied to dynamic activity schedule generation, they are general and represent a significant step in the direction of automated tuning and optimization of high-dimensional computer simulations.

  20. INDUSTRIAL/MILITARY ACTIVITY-INITIATED ACCIDENT SCREENING ANALYSIS

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    D.A. Kalinich

    1999-09-27

    Impacts due to nearby installations and operations were determined in the Preliminary MGDS Hazards Analysis (CRWMS M&O 1996) to be potentially applicable to the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain. This determination was conservatively based on limited knowledge of the potential activities ongoing on or off the Nevada Test Site (NTS). It is intended that the Industrial/Military Activity-Initiated Accident Screening Analysis provided herein will meet the requirements of the ''Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants'' (NRC 1987) in establishing whether this external event can be screened from further consideration or must be included as a design basis event (DBE) in the development of accident scenarios for the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR). This analysis only considers issues related to preclosure radiological safety. Issues important to waste isolation as related to impact from nearby installations will be covered in the MGR performance assessment.

  1. Visual Analysis of Biological Activity Data with Scaffold Hunter.

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    Klein, Karsten; Koch, Oliver; Kriege, Nils; Mutzel, Petra; Schäfer, Till

    2013-12-01

    The growing interest in chemogenomics approaches over the last years has led to an increasing amount of data regarding chemical and the corresponding biological activity space. The resulting data, collected in either in-house or public databases, need to be analyzed efficiently to speed-up the increasingly difficult task of drug discovery. Unfortunately, the discovery of new chemical entities or new targets for known drugs ('drug repurposing') is not suitable to a fully automated analysis or a simple drill down process. Visual interactive interfaces that allow to explore chemical space in a systematic manner and facilitate analytical reasoning can help to overcome these problems. Scaffold Hunter is a tool for the visual analysis of chemical compound databases that provides integrated visualization and analysis of biological activity data and fosters the interactive exploration of data imported from a variety of sources. We describe the features and illustrate the use by means of an exemplary analysis workflow.

  2. Inference of splicing regulatory activities by sequence neighborhood analysis.

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    Michael B Stadler

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Sequence-specific recognition of nucleic-acid motifs is critical to many cellular processes. We have developed a new and general method called Neighborhood Inference (NI that predicts sequences with activity in regulating a biochemical process based on the local density of known sites in sequence space. Applied to the problem of RNA splicing regulation, NI was used to predict hundreds of new exonic splicing enhancer (ESE and silencer (ESS hexanucleotides from known human ESEs and ESSs. These predictions were supported by cross-validation analysis, by analysis of published splicing regulatory activity data, by sequence-conservation analysis, and by measurement of the splicing regulatory activity of 24 novel predicted ESEs, ESSs, and neutral sequences using an in vivo splicing reporter assay. These results demonstrate the ability of NI to accurately predict splicing regulatory activity and show that the scope of exonic splicing regulatory elements is substantially larger than previously anticipated. Analysis of orthologous exons in four mammals showed that the NI score of ESEs, a measure of function, is much more highly conserved above background than ESE primary sequence. This observation indicates a high degree of selection for ESE activity in mammalian exons, with surprisingly frequent interchangeability between ESE sequences.

  3. Time reduction and automation of routine planning activities through the use of macros; Reduccion de tiempo y automatizacion de las actividades rutinarias de planificacion mediante el uso de macros

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    Alaman, C.; Perez-Alija, J.; Herrero, C.; Real, C. del; Osorio, J. L.; Almansa, J.

    2011-07-01

    The use of macros in scheduler automates Adac Pinnacle3 much of the routine activities in the planning process, from the display options and placement of beams, to, among other possibilities, systematic naming them and export of the physical and clinical dosimetry. This automation allows reduction of the times associated with the planning process and an error reduction.

  4. Statistical analysis of natural radiation levels inside the UNICAMP campus through the use of Geiger-Muller counter; Analise estatistica dos niveis de radiacao natural dentro da UNICAMP atraves do uso de contador Geiger-Muller

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    Fontolan, Juliana A.; Biral, Antonio Renato P., E-mail: fontolanjuliana@gmail.com.br, E-mail: biral@ceb.unicamp.br [Hospital das Clinicas (CEB/UNICAMP), Campinas, SP (Brazil). Centro de Engenharia Biomedica

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    It is known that the distribution at time intervals of random and unrelated events leads to the Poisson distribution . This work aims to study the distribution in time intervals of events resulting from radioactive decay of atoms present in the UNICAMP where activities involving the use of ionizing radiation are performed environments . The proposal is that the distribution surveys at intervals of these events in different locations of the university are carried out through the use of a Geiger-Mueller tube . In a next step , the evaluation of distributions obtained by using non- parametric statistics (Chi- square and Kolmogorov Smirnoff) will be taken . For analyzes involving correlations we intend to use the ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) statistical tool . Measured in six different places within the Campinas , with the use of Geiger- Muller its count mode and a time window of 20 seconds was performed . Through statistical tools chi- square and Kolmogorov Smirnoff tests, using the EXCEL program , it was observed that the distributions actually refer to a Poisson distribution. Finally, the next step is to perform analyzes involving correlations using the statistical tool ANOVA.

  5. Uso do tempo livre por adolescentes de classe popular The free time usage by teenagers of lower class populations

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    Jorge Castellá Sarriera

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta os resultados de um estudo cujo objetivo foi analisar o uso do tempo livre por adolescentes de classe popular. A análise da forma como os adolescentes gerenciam seu tempo livre poderá fornecer dados para intervenção psicoeducativa e promoção do desenvolvimento e da saúde desta população. Foram 159 adolescentes que responderam ao instrumento, sendo 85 do sexo feminino e 75 do masculino. Com os dados coletados foi possível caracterizar o uso do tempo livre e traçar comparativos entre as diferentes faixas etárias e gênero. Evidenciou-se, através da pesquisa, a predominância de atividades não estruturadas, como assistir à televisão e ir para a rua, bem como a dificuldade de acesso ao lazer e a atividades culturais e esportivas por parte desses adolescentes, o que pode se configurar, pela literatura pesquisada, como um indicativo de vulnerabilidade com relação a situações de risco.The article presents the results of a research that analyzes free time usage by lower class teenagers. The analysis on how teenagers manage their free time can supply data for the development of psychoeducative intervention and the promotion of this population's health. There were 159 teenagers who answered the instrument, in which 85 were females and 75 were males. The data collected made it possible to characterize free time usage and to trace comparisons between different age groups and genders. The results show that non-organized activities predominate, such as watching television and being on the streets, as well as the difficulty to access leisure and cultural and sport activities by these teenagers, what may become, according to the literature researched, an indicative of vulnerability with regard to risk situations.

  6. Uso y abuso de psicofármacos: diseño de una actividad del proyecto comunitario con el museo de la Farmacia Habanera Use and abuse of psychotropic drugs: design of an activity of the community project with Havana's Pharmacy Museum

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    Milena Díaz Molina

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Una de las funciones más importantes del profesional farmacéutico como especialista de medicamentos, es su labor comunitaria. El Instituto de Farmacia y Alimentos de la Universidad de La Habana desarrolla un proyecto comunitario con la Farmacia Museo La Reunión, dentro de cuyas actividades fijas se encuentran las "Tardes de la Infusión", marco propicio para el desarrollo de temas generales relacionados con medicamentos. Uno de los temas seleccionados para tales propósitos fue el de los psicofármacos, por ser un grupo de fármacos de importancia particular. Métodos: Las "Tardes de la Infusión" son actividades de frecuencia mensual, que desarrolla temáticas farmacéuticas generales y está dirigida a la población y a los estudiantes de los primeros años de la carrera de Ciencias Farmacéuticas. Para el caso de la actividad desarrollada acerca del tema de psicofármacos, se utilizó la modalidad de mesa redonda, seguida de debate auditorio-panel. Resultados: Se abordaron algunos aspectos de interés relacionados con la historia del uso de psicofármacos y del tratamiento de las enfermedades mentales, y se realizó particular énfasis en los psicofármacos más conocidos y utilizados por la población. Se dedicó un interés especial a la necesidad del uso racional de medicamentos, en particular de los psicofármacos. Discusión: El tipo de actividad desarrollada permitió que tanto estudiantes como población presente enriquecieran sus conocimientos acerca del tema. Se logró vincular a los estudiantes en las actividades de información sobre medicamentos y educación sanitaria, siendo dicha actividad la que marcó el inicio de la participación de estos en el proyecto comunitario.Introduction: One of the most important functions of the pharmaceutical professional as a drug specialist is his community work. The Institute of Pharmacy and Food of the University of Havana develops a community Project with La Reunión Pharmacy

  7. Uso de morfina intratecal en artrodesis lumbar Uso da morfina intratecal na artrodese lombar Intrathecal morphine in lumbar spine fusion

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    Ronald Schulz Ibaceta

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: determinar la eficacia y la seguridad del uso de morfina intratecal, en bajas dosis, en pacientes sometidos a cirugía de instrumentación y artrodesis lumbar. MÉTODOS: estudio prospectivo, randomizado, ciego y controlado. Fueron utilizados dos grupos de pacientes: Grupo Estudio, que recibió morfina intratecal al final de su cirugía, y Grupo Control que sólo recibió el protocolo de analgesia estándar. RESULTADOS: se encontraron diferencias significativas en la escala visual análoga (EVA entre los dos grupos a las 12 horas postoperatorias. La EVA en reposo promedio del Grupo Estudio fue de 2,15 cm y el del Grupo Control, 5 cm (p=0,013. En actividad, el Grupo Estudio presentó una EVA promedio de 4,36 cm, y el Grupo Control 6,9 cm (p=0,029. No se encontraron diferencias en relación a las complicaciones entre los dos grupos. CONCLUSIÓN: el uso de morfina intratecal, en bajas dosis, es seguro y efectivo en el control del dolor en las primeras 12 horas postoperatorias en cirugía de artrodesis lumbar.OBJETIVO: determinar a eficácia e a seguridade do uso da morfina intratecal, em baixas doses, em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de instrumentação e artrodese lombar. MÉTODOS: estudo prospectivo, randomizado, cego e controlado. Foram utilizados dois grupos de pacientes: Grupo Estudo, que recebeu morfina intratecal no final da cirurgia e o Grupo Controle, que recebeu somente o protocolo de analgesia padrão. RESULTADOS: foram encontradas diferenças significativas na escala visual analógica (EVA entre os dois grupos às 12 horas pós-operatórias. A EVA em repouso, em média, do Grupo Estudo foi de 2,15 cm e do Grupo Controle, 5 cm (p=0,013. Durante atividade, o Grupo Estudo apresentou uma EVA de aproximadamente 4,36 cm e no Grupo Controle, 6,9 cm (p=0,029. Não foram encontradas diferenças com relação às complicações entre os dois grupos. CONCLUSÃO: o uso de morfina intratecal, em baixas doses, foi seguro e efetivo no

  8. IN VITRO ANALYSIS OF MIGRATION ACTIVITY OF ENCEPHALYTOGENIC T CEL

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    M. A. Nosov

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    Full Text Available Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in an adoptive transfer model is caused by injecting animal with activated T cells specific for a CNS antigen, e.g., basic myelin protein. Development of autimmune inflammation in such a model is connected with changed functional stateof encephalytogenic (EG T cells in the coure of disease progression, as reflected by changes in their activation, proliferation and motility levels. Present work describes an original technique allowing for in vitro analysis of encephalytogenic T cell motility, and studying effects of certain compomemts of extracellular matrix upon migration and functional activities of EG T cells.

  9. Cluster analysis of activity-time series in motor learning

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    Balslev, Daniela; Nielsen, Finn Å; Futiger, Sally A

    2002-01-01

    Neuroimaging studies of learning focus on brain areas where the activity changes as a function of time. To circumvent the difficult problem of model selection, we used a data-driven analytic tool, cluster analysis, which extracts representative temporal and spatial patterns from the voxel-time se...... practice-related activity in a fronto-parieto-cerebellar network, in agreement with previous studies of motor learning. These voxels were separated from a group of voxels showing an unspecific time-effect and another group of voxels, whose activation was an artifact from smoothing...

  10. Ritmos de actividad locomotora y uso de las cuevas en condiciones seminaturales en Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia, Octodontidae Rhythms of locomotor activity and burrow use under seminatural conditions in Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia, Octodontidae

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    FACUNDO LUNA

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Ctenomys es un género de roedores subterráneos que vive en sistemas de galerías cerrados a la superficie del suelo y por lo tanto lleva a cabo la mayoría de sus actividades en ausencia de luz. Sin embargo a diferencia de otros roedores subterráneos sus salidas a la superficie son frecuentes. En este trabajo fueron evaluadas, en Ctenomys talarum (Thomas, 1898 la existencia y las características de los ritmos locomotores de actividad para distintas condiciones experimentales. Además, fueron analizadas la permanencia y preferencia por distintos sectores del sistema de galerías. El 25 % de los individuos de C. talarum analizados, para las distintas condiciones de fotoperiodo y temperatura ambiente evaluadas, mostraron actividad rítmica. Por otra parte, los individuos no presentaron un patrón generalizado de permanencia y preferencia por sectores definidos en el sistema de galeríasCtenomys are subterranean rodents that perform most of their daily activities in dark, thermally stable burrow systems. In this paper the dependence of Ctenomys talarum (Thomas, 1898 activity rhythms on either photoperiod and ambient temperature was analyzed, as well as permanency and preference for different sectors of a burrow system. 25 % of the individuals showed rhythmicity in their activities. Thus, luminous stimuli and ambient temperature did not affect activity pattern in this species. Furthermore, individuals of C. talarum did not show any generalized pattern of preference and permanency on defined sectors of the artificial burrow system

  11. Statistical analysis of acoustic wave parameters near active regions

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    Soares, M Cristina Rabello; Scherrer, Philip H

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    In order to quantify the influence of magnetic fields on acoustic mode parameters and flows in and around active regions, we analyse the differences in the parameters in magnetically quiet regions nearby an active region (which we call `nearby regions'), compared with those of quiet regions at the same disc locations for which there are no neighboring active regions. We also compare the mode parameters in active regions with those in comparably located quiet regions. Our analysis is based on ring diagram analysis of all active regions observed by HMI during almost five years. We find that the frequency at which the mode amplitude changes from attenuation to amplification in the quiet nearby regions is around 4.2 mHz, in contrast to the active regions, for which it is about 5.1 mHz. This amplitude enhancement (the `acoustic halo effect') is as large as that observed in the active regions, and has a very weak dependence on the wave propagation direction. The mode energy difference in nearby regions also changes...

  12. Investigação de variável adequada ao controle automático de vazão sem uso de sensores em campos irrigados por meio de análise multivariada Investigation of variable appropriately to the automatic flow control without the use of sensors in fields irrigated by means of multivariate analysis

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    Francisco José Firmino Canafístula

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    Full Text Available Utilizar inversores no controle de vazão de sistemas de bombeamento por meio da variação de sua velocidade pode ter uma maior viabilidade, caso o custo de sensores seja minimizado. Este trabalho investiga, por intermédio de análise multivariada, uma variável adequada ao pseudocontrole da vazão de um sistema de irrigação que economize o uso de sensores e simplifique o sistema de controle. Uma bancada de ensaio para coleta dados foi montada no laboratório e os dados foram processados no Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS. A análise de agrupamento hierárquico utilizando o método de Ward com base na distância euclidiana quadrática mostrou um grupo composto de quatro variáveis, estando presente nesse grupo a vazão, voltas no registro, altura do nível de água da calha parshall e a corrente elétrica, indicativo de que a corrente elétrica pode ser usada para o pseudocontrole, pois o inversor mede essa variável. A análise fatorial também indicou uma forte correlação da corrente elétrica com a vazão do sistema. A pressão foi o parâmetro da primeira componente da análise fatorial que apresentou a maior correlação com a vazão, no entanto o uso dessa variável para o controle automático demanda o uso de sensores.Using inverters to control flow of pumping systems by means of changes in speed may be more viable if the cost of sensors is minimized. This work investigates through multivariate analysis an adequate variable for the pseudo control of the flow of an irrigation system that saves the use of sensors and simplifies the control system. A bench test to collect data was mounted in the laboratory and the data were processed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS. The hierarchical cluster analysis using the Ward method based on the squared Euclidean distance showed a group composed of four variables, being present in that group flow, turns on the register, water level of the Parshall weir and

  13. Statistical Analysis of Acoustic Wave Parameters Near Solar Active Regions

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    Rabello-Soares, M. Cristina; Bogart, Richard S.; Scherrer, Philip H.

    2016-08-01

    In order to quantify the influence of magnetic fields on acoustic mode parameters and flows in and around active regions, we analyze the differences in the parameters in magnetically quiet regions nearby an active region (which we call “nearby regions”), compared with those of quiet regions at the same disk locations for which there are no neighboring active regions. We also compare the mode parameters in active regions with those in comparably located quiet regions. Our analysis is based on ring-diagram analysis of all active regions observed by the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) during almost five years. We find that the frequency at which the mode amplitude changes from attenuation to amplification in the quiet nearby regions is around 4.2 mHz, in contrast to the active regions, for which it is about 5.1 mHz. This amplitude enhacement (the “acoustic halo effect”) is as large as that observed in the active regions, and has a very weak dependence on the wave propagation direction. The mode energy difference in nearby regions also changes from a deficit to an excess at around 4.2 mHz, but averages to zero over all modes. The frequency difference in nearby regions increases with increasing frequency until a point at which the frequency shifts turn over sharply, as in active regions. However, this turnover occurs around 4.9 mHz, which is significantly below the acoustic cutoff frequency. Inverting the horizontal flow parameters in the direction of the neigboring active regions, we find flows that are consistent with a model of the thermal energy flow being blocked directly below the active region.

  14. Experimentación de uso con palas y/o azadas líticas

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    Susana Pérez

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene por objeto describir los experimentos de uso efectuados con palas y/o azadas líticas, los cuales formaron parte de las investigaciones desarrolladas en mi tesis de licenciatura "Experimentación y análisis de microdesgaste de palas y/o azadas líticas de Antofagasta de la Sierra (Catamarca". La experimentación fue diseñada y llevada adelante a partir de la necesidad de contar con una colección experimental para efectuar el uso y el posterior análisis de los rastros producidos por la utilización de este tipo de instrumentos, que pudiera ser utilizada en la identificación de patrones de desgaste producidos por el uso en instrumentos arqueológicos. De este modo, permitió generar información acerca de las actividades llevadas a cabo, así como también posibilitó una aproximación al papel que cumplieron estos instrumentos en el marco de economías agro-pastoriles productoras. Mucho se ha discutido sobre la funcionalidad de las palas y/o azadas líticas. Éstas fueron interpretadas de diferentes maneras. En general, la discusión se basó en variables exclusivamente morfológicas. Su extendida distribución espacial y temporal y la carencia, en nuestro país, de estudios experimentales para acceder a nuevos niveles de información, justifica profundizar en esta vía, contribuyendo a la conceptualización que se tiene de ellas.This paper describes several use experiments performed with lithic shovels and/or hoes, which formed part of the research for my undergraduate thesis "Experimentación y análisis de microdesgaste de palas y/o azadas líticas de Antofagasta de la Sierra (Catamarca" (Lithic shovel and/or hoe experimentation and microwear analysis in Antofagasta de la Sierra (Catamarca. The experimentation was designed and carried out taking into account the need for generating an experimental collection for the use and later analysis of wear traces. The results of these experiments will be useful for the

  15. Efeito do uso de probiótico sobre o desempenho e atividade de enzimas digestivas de frangos de corte Effect of probiotic supplementation on performance and digestive enzymes activity of broiler chickens

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    Andréa Cristina Frizzas de Lima

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de pesquisar o desempenho e quantificar a atividade das enzimas digestivas: amilase, lipase e tripsina, dos frangos de corte submetidos a diferentes níveis de energia, na dieta, e a diferentes doses de probiótico na ração. Foram utilizados 360 pintos da linhagem Hubbard, alimentados com dietas contendo 2.900 e 3.200 kcal EM/kg, associadas com a adição de 0, 200 e 400 ppm de probiótico (Bacillus subtilis - 10(10 células viáveis esporuladas/grama de produto. Aos 14, 28 e 42 dias de idade, duas aves de cada unidade experimental foram abatidas, o pâncreas e o intestino delgado retirados, pesados e rapidamente congelados em nitrogênio líquido para posterior determinação das atividades enzimáticas. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em parcelas subdivididas em seis tratamentos principais (dois níveis de energia vs três níveis de probiótico e três tratamentos secundários (idades, com as parcelas distribuídas em três blocos ao acaso. Não foram encontrados efeitos significativos para a adição de probiótico na dieta em relação ao desempenho e às atividades enzimáticas. O nível de energia na dieta mostrou efeito significativo para o desempenho e as atividades da lipase e amilase (expressas por kg de peso vivo. Foi observado também que, em função da idade, houve diminuição da atividade da lipase, com exceção da amilase e tripsina pancreática, quando expressa em unidades por gramas de pâncreas. Os resultados obtidos neste experimento mostraram que a adição de probiótico (Bacillus subtilis na dieta de frangos de corte não compromete o desempenho e nem a atividade das enzimas digestivas.The present study was carried out aiming to investigate the performance, as well to quantify the digestive enzymes activities for the following enzymes: amylase, lipase and trypsin from broiler chickens fed with diets containing different in energy levels and mixed with different

  16. Application of prompt gamma-ray activation analysis

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    Chung, Yong Sam; Park, Kwang Won; Moon, Jong Hwa; Kim, Sun Ha; Baek, Sung Ryel [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejeon (Korea)

    2002-03-01

    This technical report is written for the promotion to utilization of prompt gamma-ray activation analysis facility to be installed in HANARO reactor. It is described for a practical aspects including experiment and equipments, methodology, current status of the research and development and its applications. 102 refs., 32 figs., 25 tabs. (Author)

  17. Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity Annual Report 2001

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    2006-05-31

    The Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity annual Report 2001 summarizes work done to support the development of evidence-based...Hepatitis, Temporomandibular Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, Abnormal Pap Smear, Enuresis, and Varicocele. Over 1,575,000 enlisted

  18. Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Technique using Subsecond Radionuclides

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    Nielsen, H.K.; Schmidt, J.O.

    1987-01-01

    The fast irradiation facility Mach-1 installed at the Danish DR 3 reactor has been used in boron determinations by means of Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis using12B with 20-ms half-life. The performance characteristics of the system are presented and boron determinations of NBS standard...

  19. Instrumental neutron activation analysis of some ayurvedic medicines: Pt. 1

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    Rajurkar, N.S.; Vinchurkar, M.S. (Poona Univ., Pune (India). Dept. of Chemistry)

    1992-12-01

    Several medicines have been manufactured and prescribed to overcome mineral deficiencies in the human body. Such medicines are mixtures of several components. The present work is undertaken to analyze various Ayurvedic medicines, mainly of herbal origin and used for different purposes, for their elemental contents, by neutron activation analysis. (author).

  20. Making Sense of Total VET Activity: An Initial Market Analysis

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016

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    Following the successful first national publication of total vocational education and training (VET) activity and presentation of various informative data products, NCVER has continued to undertake further analysis of the submitted data. This paper is the first in a suite of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) authored…

  1. O uso de procedimentos de estruturação de rotina em indivíduos com anóxia cerebral: relato de caso Procedures to improve daily activities performance in individuals with cerebral anoxia: case report

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    PAULA A. R. GOUVEIA

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar um estudo de caso de reabilitação com procedimentos de estruturação de rotina para realização das atividades de vida diária (AVDs. PACIENTE: Quadro de anóxia cerebral, com déficit de memória verbal e visual, desorientação temporal, abulia e bradipsiquismo. MÉTODO: Estruturação de horários fixos na rotina diária; exposição a um calendário 3 vezes ao dia; caminhadas diárias; monitorização do familiar na execução de tarefas de auto cuidado, fornecendo auxílio mediante comandos verbais curtos e pistas específicas. RESULTADOS: Foram observados aumento da iniciativa, maior autonomia nas AVDs, diminuição do período de latência para qualquer resposta, melhora da atenção, orientação temporal e bradipsiquismo. CONCLUSÕES: Estratégias de controle do comportamento trazem ganhos e limitações para pacientes e familiares. Embora obriguem a adaptação a uma rotina pouco flexível, promovem o aprendizado através da automatização de procedimentos que se valem de mecanismos de memória implícita preservados. Estes recursos podem elevar o grau de autonomia do paciente em casa.OBJECTIVE: To present a rehabilitation case study; procedures to improve the performance on daily activities were used by the caregiver. PATIENT: Cerebral anoxia due to cardiac arrest. He presented memory deficits for both visual and verbal material, temporal disorientation, abulia, psychomotor slowing and bradypsychism. METHODS: daily activities were developed in fixed hours; calendar was presented 3 times a day ; daily walks were performed; self-care activities were performed by the patient with short verbal commands and cues from the caregiver. RESULTS: We observed improvement on initiative and autonomy for daily activities, attention, temporal orientation and bradypsychism. There was also reduction on response time. CONCLUSIONS: Behavioral control strategies result on improvement for patients and their family although limit

  2. Un ejemplo del uso de TIC en la elaboración de prácticas para la enseñanza de macroeconomía: El modelo de Solow Use of ICT in the Creation of Applied Activities in 'Macroeconomics': The Solow Model Un exemple de l'ús de les TIC en l'elaboració de pràctiques per a l'ensenyament de macroeconomia: el model de Solow

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    María José Gutiérrez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Apenas existen publicaciones de materiales basados en el uso de las TICs como apoyo a la docencia y aprendizaje en Economía. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar una práctica de laboratorio asociada a la docencia en Macroeconomía a nivel intermedio. La práctica propuesta requiere la navegación por la red para la búsqueda de datos, la utilización de una hoja de cálculo para la simulación de un modelo económico y el uso de un procesador de texto para la redacción del informe de resultados. Además de detallarse en qué consiste la práctica, se exponen algunas sugerencias sobre cómo describirla para facilitar su realización y, al mismo tiempo, hacerla atractiva desde el punto de vista del alumnoUse of ICT in the Creation of Applied Activities in 'Macroeconomics': The Solow Model

  3. In-beam activation analysis facility at MLZ, Garching

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    Révay, Zs., E-mail: zsolt.revay@frm2.tum.de [Heinz Maier-Leibniz Zentrum (MLZ), Technische Universität München, 85748 Garching (Germany); Kudějová, P.; Kleszcz, K.; Söllradl, S. [Heinz Maier-Leibniz Zentrum (MLZ), Technische Universität München, 85748 Garching (Germany); Genreith, Christoph [Heinz Maier-Leibniz Zentrum (MLZ), Technische Universität München, 85748 Garching (Germany); Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-6: Nuclear Waste and Reactor Safety Fuel Cycle, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, 52428 Jülich (Germany)

    2015-11-01

    The reconstruction of the prompt gamma activation analysis facility and the construction of the new low-background counting chamber at MLZ, Garching is presented. The improvement of the shielding and its effect on the radiation background is shown. The setting up and the fine-tuning of the electronics and their characterization are also discussed. The upgraded facility has been demonstrated to be applicable for both PGAA and neutron activation analysis using in-beam activation and decay counting in the low-background counting chamber. - Highlights: • Radiation background at the PGAA facility was efficiently reduced. • In-beam irradiation facility in the strongest neutron beam. • The best signal-to-background ratio at a PGAA facility was achieved.

  4. Cluster analysis of activity-time series in motor learning

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    Balslev, Daniela; Nielsen, Finn Årup; Frutiger, Sally A.

    2002-01-01

    Neuroimaging studies of learning focus on brain areas where the activity changes as a function of time. To circumvent the difficult problem of model selection, we used a data-driven analytic tool, cluster analysis, which extracts representative temporal and spatial patterns from the voxel......-time series. The optimal number of clusters was chosen using a cross-validated likelihood method, which highlights the clustering pattern that generalizes best over the subjects. Data were acquired with PET at different time points during practice of a visuomotor task. The results from cluster analysis show...... practice-related activity in a fronto-parieto-cerebellar network, in agreement with previous studies of motor learning. These voxels were separated from a group of voxels showing an unspecific time-effect and another group of voxels, whose activation was an artifact from smoothing. Hum. Brain Mapping 15...

  5. Cluster analysis of activity-time series in motor learning

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    Balslev, Daniela; Nielsen, Finn Å; Futiger, Sally A

    2002-01-01

    Neuroimaging studies of learning focus on brain areas where the activity changes as a function of time. To circumvent the difficult problem of model selection, we used a data-driven analytic tool, cluster analysis, which extracts representative temporal and spatial patterns from the voxel......-time series. The optimal number of clusters was chosen using a cross-validated likelihood method, which highlights the clustering pattern that generalizes best over the subjects. Data were acquired with PET at different time points during practice of a visuomotor task. The results from cluster analysis show...... practice-related activity in a fronto-parieto-cerebellar network, in agreement with previous studies of motor learning. These voxels were separated from a group of voxels showing an unspecific time-effect and another group of voxels, whose activation was an artifact from smoothing...

  6. Cluster analysis of activity-time series in motor learning

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    Balslev, Daniela; Nielsen, Finn Å; Futiger, Sally A

    2002-01-01

    Neuroimaging studies of learning focus on brain areas where the activity changes as a function of time. To circumvent the difficult problem of model selection, we used a data-driven analytic tool, cluster analysis, which extracts representative temporal and spatial patterns from the voxel......-time series. The optimal number of clusters was chosen using a cross-validated likelihood method, which highlights the clustering pattern that generalizes best over the subjects. Data were acquired with PET at different time points during practice of a visuomotor task. The results from cluster analysis show...... practice-related activity in a fronto-parieto-cerebellar network, in agreement with previous studies of motor learning. These voxels were separated from a group of voxels showing an unspecific time-effect and another group of voxels, whose activation was an artifact from smoothing...

  7. USOS COTIDIANOS Y POPULARES DE LA BICICLETA EN BOGOTÁ

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    Torres Barragán, Camilo

    2015-01-01

    RESUMENA pesar del reciente aumento de estudios sobre bicicletas, el énfasis académico ha sido puesto en el uso recreativo de este objeto, y en regiones como Estados Unidos y Europa; dejando a los usos populares, y en general a Latinoamérica, por fuera del análisis. En esta región y en el contexto de grandes desigualdades en el acceso a la ciudad y de poco fomento oficial a las movilidades alternativas, el uso de la bicicleta entre las clases trabajadoras ha permitido una forma paralela de ex...

  8. Development of HANARO Activation Analysis System and Utilization Technology

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    Chung, Y. S.; Moon, J. H.; Cho, H. J. (and others)

    2007-06-15

    1. Establishment of evaluation system using a data for a neutron activation analysis : Improvement of NAA measurement system and its identification, Development of combined data evaluation code of NAA/PGAA, International technical cooperation project 2. Development of technique for a industrial application of high precision gamma nuclide spectroscopic analysis : Analytical quality control, Development of industrial application techniques and its identification 3. Industrial application research for a prompt gamma-ray activation analysis : Improvement of Compton suppression counting system (PGAA), Development of applied technology using a PGAA system 4. Establishment of NAA user supporting system and KOLAS management : Development and validation of KOLAS/ISO accreditation testing and identification method, Cooperation researches for a industrial application, Establishment of integrated user analytical supporting system, Accomplishment of sample irradiation facility.

  9. Where are Children Active and Does it Matter for Physical Activity? A Latent Transition Analysis.

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    Colabianchi, Natalie; Griffin, Jamie L; McIver, Kerry L; Dowda, Marsha; Pate, Russell R

    2016-12-01

    Numerous studies have focused on the role of environments in promoting physical activity, but few studies have examined the specific locations where children are active and whether being active in these locations is associated with physical activity levels over time. Self-reported locations of where physical activity occurred and physical activity measured via accelerometry were obtained for a cohort of 520 children in 5th and 6th grades. Latent class analysis was used to generate classes of children defined by the variety of locations where they were active (ie, home, school grounds, gyms, recreational centers, parks or playgrounds, neighborhood, and church). Latent transition analyses were used to characterize how these latent classes change over time and to determine whether the latent transitions were associated with changes in physical activity levels. Two latent classes were identified at baseline with the majority of children in the class labeled as 'limited variety.' Most children maintained their latent status over time. Physical activity levels declined for all groups, but significantly less so for children who maintained their membership in the 'greater variety' latent status. Supporting and encouraging physical activity in a variety of locations may improve physical activity levels in children.

  10. Analysis of market competitive structure: The new methodological approach based in the using; El analisis de la estructura competitiva del mercado: Un nuevo enfoque metodologico basado en la situacion de uso

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    Romero de la Fuente, J.; Yague Guillen, M. J.

    2007-07-01

    This paper proposes a new methodological approach to identify market competitive structure, applying usage situation concept in positioning analysis. Dimensions used by consumer to classify products are identified using Correspondence Analysis and competitive groups are formed. Results are validated with Discriminant Analysis. (Author) 23 refs.

  11. Perspective of regulation on software safety analysis: experience of software safety analysis activity of Lungmen project

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    Chen, Chuan Chung [Taiwan Power Company, Taipei TW (China)

    2005-11-15

    Software Safety Analysis is one of the essential tasks must be performed in the design work of digital computer software used in safety system of Nuclear Power Station. While there is more experience in Software Verification and Validation and Configuration Management in software industry, Software Safety Analysis (SSA) is a new task. What is the scope of SSA? What should be done in SSA? Various SSA related code and Standards were reviewed and from the evolvement of code and standards, it was concluded that Abnormal Condition and Events should be treated as part of SSA activities and SSA activities could be one of the activities in Software V and V SSA case study on NUMAC as Pervious Developed System was presented and a new method on SSA - 'Hazard Analysis and Defense in Depth for Software Safety Analysis' to enhance the confidence in SSA activities in Lungmen project was introduced.

  12. Assessment of heavy metals in soils of a vineyard region with the use of principal component analysis Avaliação de metais pesados em solos de região de vinhedos com o uso da análise dos componentes principais

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    Gustavo Souza Valladares

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Agricultural management with chemicals may contaminate the soil with heavy metals. The objective of this study was to apply Principal Component Analysis and geoprocessing techniques to identify the origin of the metals Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, Ni, Pb, Cr and Cd as potential contaminants of agricultural soils. The study was developed in an area of vineyard cultivation in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Soil samples were collected and GPS located under different uses and coverings. The metal concentrations in the soils were determined using the DTPA method. The Cu and Zn content was considered high in most of the samples, and was larger in the areas cultivated with vineyards that had been under the application of fungicides for several decades. The concentrations of Cu and Zn were correlated. The geoprocessing techniques and the Principal Component Analysis confirmed the enrichment of the soil with Cu and Zn because of the use and management of the vineyards with chemicals in the preceding decades.O manejo agrícola com agroquímicos pode levar a contaminação dos solos por metais pesados. O objetivo deste trabalho foi aplicar a Análise dos Componentes Principais e técnicas de geoprocessamento para identificar a origem dos metais pesados Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, Ni, Pb, Cr e Cd como contaminantes potenciais em solos agrícolas. O estudo foi desenvolvido em uma área cultivada com vinhedos no Estado de São Paulo, Brazil. Amostras de solos foram coletadas e georeferenciadas por GPS sob diferentes usos e coberturas. As concentrações dos metais nos solos foram obtidas pelo método de extração com DTPA. As concentrações de Cu e Zn foram consideradas altas na maioria das amostras pesquisadas, sendo maiores nas áreas cultivadas com vinhedos sob aplicações de fungicidas por décadas. As concentrações de Cu e Zn apresentaram correlação. As técnicas de geoprocessamento e a Análise dos Componentes Principais indicaram enriquecimento do solo com Cu e Zn

  13. Artifact suppression and analysis of brain activities with electroencephalography signals

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    Md. Rashed-Al-Mahfuz; Md. Rabiul Islam; Keikichi Hirose; Md. Khademul Islam Molla

    2013-01-01

    Brain-computer interface is a communication system that connects the brain with computer (or other devices) but is not dependent on the normal output of the brain (i.e., peripheral nerve and muscle). Electro-oculogram is a dominant artifact which has a significant negative influence on further analysis of real electroencephalography data. This paper presented a data adaptive technique for artifact suppression and brain wave extraction from electroencephalography signals to detect regional brain activities. Empirical mode decomposition based adaptive thresholding approach was employed here to suppress the electro-oculogram artifact. Fractional Gaussian noise was used to determine the threshold level derived from the analysis data without any training. The purified electroencephalography signal was composed of the brain waves also called rhythmic components which represent the brain activities. The rhythmic components were extracted from each electroencephalography channel using adaptive wiener filter with the original scale. The regional brain activities were mapped on the basis of the spatial distribution of rhythmic components, and the results showed that different regions of the brain are activated in response to different stimuli. This research analyzed the activities of a single rhythmic component, alpha with respect to different motor imaginations. The experimental results showed that the proposed method is very efficient in artifact suppression and identifying individual motor imagery based on the activities of alpha component.

  14. Effect of agricultural activity in the salt content in soils of Murcia: comparison with other land uses; Efecto de la actividad agricola en los contenidos de sales en suelos de Murcia: comparacion con otros usos de suelo

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    Acosta Aviles, J. A.; Faz Cano, A.; Martinez-Martinez, S.

    2009-07-01

    Salinization is one of the main problems of soil degradation in arid and semiarid areas, causing a reduction of soil quality, declining yield and productivity, and even land abandonment. the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different land uses, particularly agricultural use in the salt content in soil. The study area is located in the surroundings of Murcia city (SE Spain), with an surface of 100 km{sup 2}, with high agricultural productivity. In order to determine salt content in soil, E. C. was measured in the 1:5 ratio. The results showed that the study area is saline, being the salinity higher when anthropogenic activity is more severe. Agricultural lands present the widest range of data, probably due to the application of poor quality irrigation water, fertilizers and livestock waste. (Author) 9 refs.

  15. Analysis of Some Egyptian Cosmetic Samples by Fast Neutron Activation Analysis

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    Medhat, M E; Fayez-Hassan, M

    2001-01-01

    A description of D-T neutron generator (NG) is presented. This generator can be used for fast neutron activation analysis applied to determine some selected elements, especially light elements, in different materials. In our work, the concentration of the elements Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Cl, Ca and Fe, were determined in two domestic brands of face powder by using 14 MeV neutron activation analysis.

  16. Portales educativos españoles: revisión y análisis del uso de servicios Web 2.0 Spanish Educational Web portals: review and analysis of the use of Web 2.0 services

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    Joaquín Martínez Méndez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La nueva forma de construir sitios web coloca al usuario en un lugar mucho más protagónico, de manera que puede participar de forma más activa. La Web se entiende ahora como la plataforma sobre la que se desarrollan las aplicaciones y a través de la cual los usuarios interaccionan con ella, porque las necesidades de los usuarios van más allá de la mera consulta de documentos publicados por otros autores, ahora sienten interés en editar ellos mismos sus documentos, bien de forma individual (un blog, por ejemplo o de forma colectiva (una wiki, por ejemplo. Este nuevo paradigma se conoce con el nombre de web 2.0 e incorpora una serie de ideas y servicios que le otorgan al usuario mayor capacidad de participación, las cuales pueden ser aprovechadas de forma muy interesante por las comunidades educativas, bien de forma personal o bien apoyándose en los recursos que disponen para ello las comunidades autónomas españolas en la Web, donde desarrollan y mantienen portales que comienzan a integrar productos y servicios 2.0, que ofrecen al usuario mayor participación y personalización de su espacio personal. El objetivo de este estudio es revisar la presencia y uso de estos productos y servicios en este tipo de portales. Los resultados obtenidos nos muestran que se ha iniciado el proceso de adaptación e implementación hacia los portales educativos 2.0 pero que aún queda mucho camino por recorrer. Asimismo, y como era previsible, se han detectado grandes diferencias entre unos portales y otros en cuanto a su grado de desarrollo.New trends of websites construction put users in a leading role in the site development process. The Web is currently understood as the platform on which applications and services are developed allowing users interact in cyberspace above and beyond traditional query operations. Currently, users wish to edit their own contents, such as a personal blog, or as collective efforts such as a wiki. This new paradigm, known

  17. Motivos de uso y no uso de puentes peatonales en la Ciudad de México: la perspectiva de los peatones

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    Elisa Hidalgo-Solórzano; Julio Campuzano-Rincón; Jorge M. Rodríguez-Hernández; Luis Chias-Becerril; Héctor Reséndiz-López; Harvey Sánchez-Restrepo; Bernardo Baranda-Sepúlveda; Claudia Franco-Arias; Martha Híjar

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVO. Analizar los motivos de uso y no uso de puentes peatonales (PP). MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Se empleó un diseño transversal, a partir de una muestra de peatones usuarios y no usuarios de PP; se utilizó regresión logística para identificar los factores que influyen en el uso y no uso de PP. RESULTADOS. La prevalencia de no uso fue 50.5% en 813 peatones entrevistados; la principal razón para usar PP fue seguridad , del no uso fue flojera . Hubo diferencias significativas al analizar motivo...

  18. PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF CASIA OCCIDENTALIS (L

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    Venkanna Lunavath

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The trend of using natural products has increased and the active plant extracts are frequently screened for new drug discoveries. The present study deals with the screening of Casia occidentalis leaves for their antimicrobial activity against various strains of bacteria. Plant Cassia occidentalis belongs to family Caesalpiniaceae, is a diffuse offensively odorous under shrub. Casia occidentalis were shade dried, powered and was extracted using solvents Methanol. The antimicrobial activity test performed by the disc diffusion method. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the plant extracts fractions of HXF, CTF, CFF and AQF showed the presence of carbohydrates, amino acids, phytosterols, fixed oils and phenolic compounds. The AQF fraction of C. occidentalis showed high activity across pseudomonas aeuruginosa and staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The present study indicates the potential usefulness of Casia occidentalis leaves in the treatment of various diseases caused by micro-organisms.

  19. Atividade pozolânica dos resíduos do beneficiamento do caulim para uso em argamassas para alvenaria Pozolanic activity of kaolin processing residues for use in masonry mortars

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    Romualdo R. Menezes

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A indústria do beneficiamento do caulim gera enorme quantidade de resíduos, descartados indiscriminadamente no meio ambiente; assim, este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar a viabilidade técnica e a atividade pozolânica dos resíduos do beneficiamento do caulim para a produção de argamassas. Os resíduos foram caracterizados através da determinação de sua distribuição granulométrica e composição química, difração de raios X e análise térmica diferencial e gravimétrica; em seguida, determinou-se o índice de atividade pozolânica dos resíduos de caulim com a cal e o cimento Portland. Argamassas de cimento:cal:areia foram preparadas e o resíduo, na condição natural e após queima a 600 °C por 2 h, substituiu parcialmente o cimento nas proporções de 5, 10, 15 e 20% em massa. Corpos-de-prova foram moldados e determinada sua resistência a compressão simples. Conclui-se, com base nos resultados, que os resíduos são constituídos de caulinita, mica e quartzo e que a utilização do resíduo calcinado aumenta a resistência das argamassas após 28 dias de cura em até 150%.The kaolin processing industry generates large amounts of waste, which is indiscriminately dumped in open-air sites. This work evaluates the technical suitability and pozolanic activity of kaolin processing wastes for the production of mortars. The wastes were characterized by particle size distribution and chemical composition determination, X-ray diffraction and thermal differential and gravimetric analyses. The pozolanic activity index was determined using lime and Portland cement. Cement:lime:sand mortars were formulated and the kaolin wastes replaced cement by 5, 10, 15 and 20% on weight basis. The kaolin wastes were used in their natural condition and after thermal treatment at 600 °C for 2 h. Test specimens were produced and their compression strength determined. The results indicated that the waste consists of quartz, kaolinite and mica, and

  20. Asteracantha longifolia (L. Nees, Acanthaceae: chemistry, traditional, medicinal uses and its pharmacological activities - a review Asteracantha longifolia (L. Nees, Acanthaceae: química, usos tradicionais e medicinais e suas atividades farmacológicas - uma revisão

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    Nagendra Singh Chauhan

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Asteracantha longifolia (L. Nees, Acanthaceae, is a source of the ayurvedic drug, 'Kokilaaksha' and the Unani drug, Talimakhana. The seeds are acrid, bitter, aphrodisiac, tonic, sedative, used for diseases of the blood. The plant is known to possess antitumor, hypoglycemic, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, free radical scavenging and lipid peroxidation, hepatoprotective and haematopoietic activity. It contains lupeol, stigmasterol, butelin, fatty acids, and alkaloids. The present review article is focused on phytochemical, pharmacological and other important aspects of Talimakhana.Asteracantha longifolia (L. Nees, Acanthaceae, é a fonte do medicamento ayurvédico "Kokilaaksha", e da droga Unani, Talimakhana. As sementes têm de sabor acre e amargas, são afrodisíacas, tônicas, calmantes, e usadas para doenças do sangue. A planta é conhecida por possuir propriedades antitumorais, hipoglicêmica, afrodisíaca, anti-bacteriana, na eliminação de radicais livres e peroxidação lipídica, atividade hepatoprotetora e hematopoiéticas. Ele contém lupeol, estigmasterol, butelina, ácidos graxos e alcaloides. Este trabalho apresenta estudos químicos, farmacológicos e outros aspectos importantes da Talimakhana.

  1. Reducción Selectiva de las Corrientes de Neutro en Instalaciones Eléctricas Mediante el Uso de Compensadores Activos Paralelo Selective Reduction of Neutral Currents in Electrical Installations by means of Shunt Active Compensators

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    Nicolás Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Se usa un compensador activo de potencia paralelo para la reducción de las corrientes que circulan por el neutro en instalaciones eléctricas trifásicas a cuatro hilos. Las corrientes que debe inyectar el compensador activo a la carga son deducidas obteniéndose expresiones para reducir de forma global y selectiva las corrientes del neutro. Se diferencian las corrientes provocadas por cargas lineales desequilibradas y las corrientes provocadas por cargas no lineales. Las corrientes que circulan por el neutro causan diversos problemas en los sistemas eléctricos de acuerdo a su naturaleza u origen. La reducción selectiva de la corriente del neutro permite abordar estos problemas, de acuerdo a la causa que los producen, de tal manera que es posible maximizar la eficiencia y confiabilidad de los sistemas eléctricos.A shunt active power compensator is used for neutral current reduction in three-phase four-wire electric installations. The power compensator currents injected to loads are deduced. Expressions to reduce the neutral current are obtained for global and selective compensation. The currents caused by unbalanced linear loads and nonlinear loads are differentiated. The neutral currents cause several problems in electric systems according to its nature or origin. The selective neutral current reduction allows solving such problems according to the cause that produce them, so that it is also possible to maximize the efficiency and reliability of electrical systems.

  2. Multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis of optogenetic modulation of neural activity

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    Kumar, S.; Gu, L.; Ghosh, N.; Mohanty, S. K.

    2013-02-01

    Here, we introduce a computational procedure to examine whether optogenetically activated neuronal firing recordings could be characterized as multifractal series. Optogenetics is emerging as a valuable experimental tool and a promising approach for studying a variety of neurological disorders in animal models. The spiking patterns from cortical region of the brain of optogenetically-stimulated transgenic mice were analyzed using a sophisticated fluctuation analysis method known as multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MFDFA). We observed that the optogenetically-stimulated neural firings are consistent with a multifractal process. Further, we used MFDFA to monitor the effect of chemically induced pain (formalin injection) and optogenetic treatment used to relieve the pain. In this case, dramatic changes in parameters characterizing a multifractal series were observed. Both the generalized Hurst exponent and width of singularity spectrum effectively differentiates the neural activities during control and pain induction phases. The quantitative nature of the analysis equips us with better measures to quantify pain. Further, it provided a measure for effectiveness of the optogenetic stimulation in inhibiting pain. MFDFA-analysis of spiking data from other deep regions of the brain also turned out to be multifractal in nature, with subtle differences in the parameters during pain-induction by formalin injection and inhibition by optogenetic stimulation. Characterization of neuronal firing patterns using MFDFA will lead to better understanding of neuronal response to optogenetic activation and overall circuitry involved in the process.

  3. El video en el ciberespacio: usos y lenguaje

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    Diaz Arias, Rafael

    2009-01-01

    .... Los usos sociales del video en el ciberespacio se solapan con los informativos en un proceso de comunicacion horizontal, de enorme potencial, pero que presenta riesgos de fragmentacion de la esfera publica...

  4. Estabilidad de supositorios de naproxeno para uso infantil y adulto

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    Yania Suárez Pérez; Oscar García Pulpeiro; Mabert Placert Álvarez

    ... y química del analito en las nuevas formulaciones. Métodos: se realizó el estudio de estabilidad para formulaciones en fase de desarrollo de supositorios de naproxeno para uso infantil y adulto, teniendo en cuenta...

  5. Development and coupling analysis of active skin antenna

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    Zhou, Jinzhu; Huang, Jin; He, Qingqang; Tang, Baofu; Song, Liwei

    2017-02-01

    An active skin antenna is a multifunctional composite structure that can provide load-bearing structure and steerable beam pointing functions, and is usually installed in the structural surface of aircraft, warships, and armored vehicles. This paper presents an innovative design of the active skin antenna, which consists of a package layer, control and signal processing layer, and RF (radio frequency) layer. The RF layer is fabricated by low temperature co-fired ceramics, with 64 microstrip antenna elements, tile transmitting and receiving modules, microchannel heat sinks, and feeding networks integrated into a functional block 2.8 mm thick. In this paper, a full-sized prototype of an active skin antenna was designed, fabricated, and tested. Moreover, a coupling analysis method was presented to evaluate the mechanical and electromagnetic performance of the active skin antenna subjected to aerodynamic loads. A deformed experimental system was built to validate the effectiveness of the coupling analysis method, which was also implemented to evaluate the performance of the active skin antenna when subjected to aerodynamic pressure. The fabricated specimen demonstrated structural configuration feasibility, and superior environmental load resistance.

  6. Offgas Analysis and Pyrolysis Mechanism of Activated Carbon from Bamboo Sawdust by Chemical Activation With KOH

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    TIAN Yong; LIU Ping; WANG Xiufang; ZHONG Guoying; CHEN Guanke

    2011-01-01

    Bamboo sawdust was used as the precursor for the multipurpose use of waste.Offgases released during the activation process of bamboo by KOH were investigated quantitatively and qualitatively by a gas analyzer. TG/DTG curves during the pyrolysis process with different impregnation weight ratios (KOH to bamboo) were obtained by a thermogravimetric analyzer. Pyrolysis mechanism of bamboo was proposed. The results showed that the offgases were composed of CO, NO,SO2 and hydrocarbon with the concentration of 1 372, 37, 86, 215 mg/L, respectively. Thermogravimetric analysis indicated that the pyrolytic process mainly experienced two steps. The first was the low temperature activation step (lower than 300 ℃), which was the pre-activation and induction period.The second was the high temperature activation step(higher than 550 ℃), which was a radial activation followed by pore production. The second process was the key to control the pore distribution of the final product.

  7. Uso del arco en las cohortes pretorianas

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    Ceñal Martínez, Héctor

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article we have attempted to present a general idea of the use of a weapon that is not usually associated with Praetorian soldiers, showing how soldiers were forced to adapt to new times. We have analyzed epigraphic and literary sources, and we can consider as proven the employment of this weapon in the praetorium throughout the 3rd century AD as a result of adaptation to new battle techniques in the face of old and new enemies.

    A lo largo de este artículo hemos realizado una aproximación al uso de un arma que normalmente no se asocia con los soldados de la guardia pretoriana, mostrando así cómo los nuevos tiempos obligaron a estos soldados a adaptarse. Para ello hemos recurrido tanto a las fuentes clásicas como a la epigrafía. Así podemos aseverar sin duda el empleo de esta arma en el pretorio durante el siglo III d. C., como consecuencia de los nuevos modos de combate ante enemigos nuevos y viejos.

  8. Multi-scale statistical analysis of coronal solar activity

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    Gamborino, Diana; del-Castillo-Negrete, Diego; Martinell, Julio J.

    2016-07-01

    Multi-filter images from the solar corona are used to obtain temperature maps that are analyzed using techniques based on proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) in order to extract dynamical and structural information at various scales. Exploring active regions before and after a solar flare and comparing them with quiet regions, we show that the multi-scale behavior presents distinct statistical properties for each case that can be used to characterize the level of activity in a region. Information about the nature of heat transport is also to be extracted from the analysis.

  9. Analysis of alternatives for immobilized low activity waste disposal

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    Burbank, D.A.

    1997-10-28

    This report presents a study of alternative disposal system architectures and implementation strategies to provide onsite near-surface disposal capacity to receive the immobilized low-activity waste produced by the private vendors. The analysis shows that a flexible unit strategy that provides a suite of design solutions tailored to the characteristics of the immobilized low-activity waste will provide a disposal system that best meets the program goals of reducing the environmental, health, and safety impacts; meeting the schedule milestones; and minimizing the life-cycle cost of the program.

  10. Analysis of Usnea fasciata crude extracts with antineoplastic activity.

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    Periera, E C; Nascimento, S C; Lima, R C; Silva, N H; Oliveira, A F; Bandeira, E; Boitard, M; Beriel, H; Vicente, C; Legaz, M E

    1994-09-01

    Different fractions, isolated from the lichen Usnea fasciata, were analyzed by PC, TLC, and RP-HPLC. Analysis of the organic phases, mainly containing phenolics, revealed that usnic acid is the main product from secondary metabolites, whereas the polysaccharides isolichenin and raffinose are the most abundant water-soluble carbohydrates. Fractions containing usnic acid, as well as those containing isolichenin, showed moderate activity against sarcoma 180 and Ehrlich tumor cells. High antitumoral activity, near 90% inhibition, was found associated with the fraction containing raffinose.

  11. Digital methods of photopeak integration in activation analysis.

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    Baedecker, P. A.

    1971-01-01

    A study of the precision attainable by several methods of gamma-ray photopeak integration has been carried out. The 'total peak area' method, the methods proposed by Covell, Sterlinski, and Quittner, and some modifications of these methods have been considered. A modification by Wasson of the total peak area method is considered to be the most advantageous due to its simplicity and the relatively high precision obtainable with this technique. A computer routine for the analysis of spectral data from nondestructive activation analysis experiments employing a Ge(Li) detector-spectrometer system is described.

  12. Compuestos aminociclitoles, procedimiento de obtención y usos

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    Llebaria Soldevilla, Amadeu; Bedia Girbés, Carmen; Harrak Serifi, Youssef; Castaño, Raúl; Barra Quaglia, Carolina Mercedes; Delgado Cirilo, Antonio

    2009-01-01

    Compuestos aminociclitoles, procedimiento de obtención y usos. Compuestos aminociclitoles y sus usos como composiciones farmacéuticas para el tratamiento de enfermedades asociadas con alteraciones en las células iNKT, más concretamente a enfermedades autoinmunes, cáncer, infecciones causadas por microorganismos patógenos o enfermedades inflamatorias. Además, la invención se refiere al procedimiento de obtención de dichos compuestos.

  13. Some Applications of Fast Neutron Activation Analysis of Oxygen

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    Owrang, Farshid

    2003-07-01

    illustrated how the activated water would propagate along that pipe. C) Combustion products. In order to investigate the oxidation in combustion products (deposits), the total amount of oxygen in the deposits collected from combustion chambers of a modern gasoline engine was measured, using cyclic fast neutron activation analysis (FNAA). As a compartment, the organic compounds containing oxygen were identified using {sup 13}C solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The results of FNAA showed that the amount of oxygen in deposits varies depending on where the deposits have been formed. {sup 13}C NMR has showed that the carbon backbone of the deposits exists as highly oxidized poly aromatics and/or graphitic structure. D) On-line fast neutron activation analysis. On-line neutron activation analysis was used to detect the amount of oxygen in bulk liquids. The method was optimised for on-line detection of oxygen in rapeseed oil. The goal was to develop a non-intrusive method for measurement of the total amount of oxygen in oil during combustion/oxidation.

  14. Active Greens : An Analysis of the Determinants of Green Party Members' Activism in Environmental Movements

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    Botetzagias, Iosif; van Schuur, Wijbrandt

    2012-01-01

    This article investigates green party members' activism in the environmental movement and tests how a number of predictors, theoretically suggested in the past yet rarely empirically tested, can account for it. The authors' analysis is based on an extensive data set of members of 15 green parties in

  15. Active Greens : An Analysis of the Determinants of Green Party Members' Activism in Environmental Movements

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    Botetzagias, Iosif; van Schuur, Wijbrandt

    2012-01-01

    This article investigates green party members' activism in the environmental movement and tests how a number of predictors, theoretically suggested in the past yet rarely empirically tested, can account for it. The authors' analysis is based on an extensive data set of members of 15 green parties in

  16. Analysis of foreign physical activity recommendations and guidelines for schools

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    Jan Pavelka

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Background:An adequate level of physical activity is an important part of children's lifestyle. The school environment plays a significant role in the area of interventions and strategies aiming to increase the level of physical activity in children. Objectives: The aim of this study is to analyse foreign recommendations leading to an increased level of physical activity in children and young people in Czech schools. Methods: A systematic search of studies published between 1988 and 2012 in the English language was completed in library databases Medline, Sport Discus, ProQuest, PsychInfo, ERIC, Wiley InterScience using the following keywords: physical activity, guidelines, recommendations, school and youth. The studies were then classified based on abstract and full-text analyses. Using a content analysis the expert team formulated the final recommendations to increase the level of physical activity for schools in the Czech Republic (CR. Results: Out of the total number of 91 identified foreign studies, 25 met the predetermined criteria and were used as a basis for formulating the recommendations. These foreign studies included 15 papers published in USA, two in Australia, two in Great Britain, two in Canada, one in the European Union, one in New Zealand and one international paper (an international consensus of experts from 34 countries. Based on the interpretation of the evidence, its justification and final consensus of the expert team, the basic areas for the recommendations to increase the level of physical activity in schools in the CR were identified. Conclusions: An analysis of foreign recommendations to increase the level of physical activity designed for schools and school facilities is one of the possible methods of formulating domestic recommendations. This recommendation could contribute to deeper understanding of the issue of the deteriorating lifestyle of school-aged children in the CR and reflects the efforts for improvement.

  17. Adult active transport in the Netherlands: an analysis of its contribution to physical activity requirements.

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    Full Text Available Modern, urban lifestyles have engineered physical activity out of everyday life and this presents a major threat to human health. The Netherlands is a world leader in active travel, particularly cycling, but little research has sought to quantify the cumulative amount of physical activity through everyday walking and cycling.Using data collected as part of the Dutch National Travel Survey (2010 - 2012, this paper determines the degree to which Dutch walking and cycling contributes to meeting minimum level of physical activity of 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity throughout the week. The sample includes 74,465 individuals who recorded at least some travel on the day surveyed. As physical activity benefits are cumulative, all walking and cycling trips are analysed, including those to and from public transport. These trips are then converted into an established measure of physical activity intensity, known as metabolic equivalents of tasks. Multivariate Tobit regression models were performed on a range of socio-demographic, transport resources, urban form and meteorological characteristics.The results reveal that Dutch men and women participate in 24 and 28 minutes of daily physical activity through walking and cycling, which is 41% and 55% more than the minimum recommended level. It should be noted however that some 57% of the entire sample failed to record any walking or cycling, and an investigation of this particular group serves as an important topic of future research. Active transport was positively related with age, income, bicycle ownership, urban density and air temperature. Car ownership had a strong negative relationship with physically active travel.The results of this analysis demonstrate the significance of active transport to counter the emerging issue of sedentary lifestyle disease. The Dutch experience provides other countries with a highly relevant case study in the creation of environments and cultures that

  18. Diagnostic Application of Absolute Neutron Activation Analysis in Hematology

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    Zamboni, C.B.; Oliveira, L.C.; Dalaqua, L. Jr.

    2004-10-03

    The Absolute Neutron Activation Analysis (ANAA) technique was used to determine element concentrations of Cl and Na in blood of healthy group (male and female blood donators), select from Blood Banks at Sao Paulo city, to provide information which can help in diagnosis of patients. This study permitted to perform a discussion about the advantages and limitations of using this nuclear methodology in hematological examinations.

  19. Analyses of Oxyanion Materials by Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis

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    Firestone, Richard B; Perry, D.L.; English, G.A.; Firestone, R.B.; Leung, K.-N.; Garabedian, G.; Molnar, G.L.; Revay, Zs.

    2008-03-24

    Prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) has been used to analyze metal ion oxyanion materials that have multiple applications, including medicine, materials, catalysts, and electronics. The significance for the need for accurate, highly sensitive analyses for the materials is discussed in the context of quality control of end products containing the parent element in each material. Applications of the analytical data for input to models and theoretical calculations related to the electronic and other properties of the materials are discussed.

  20. Obsidian sources characterized by neutron-activation analysis.

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    Gordus, A A; Wright, G A; Griffin, J B

    1968-07-26

    Concentrations of elements such as manganese, scandium, lanthanum, rubidium, samarium, barium, and zirconium in obsidian samples from different flows show ranges of 1000 percent or more, whereas the variation in element content in obsidian samples from a single flow appears to be less than 40 percent. Neutron-activation analysis of these elements, as well as of sodium and iron, provides a means of identifying the geologic source of an archeological artifact of obsidian.

  1. HPTLC Analysis, Antioxidant and Antigout Activity of Indian Plants.

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    Nile, Shivraj Hariram; Park, Se Won

    2014-01-01

    The HPTLC analysis, antioxidant, and antigout activity of Asparagus racemosus, Withania somnifera, Vitex negundo, Plumbago zeylanica, Butea monosperma and Tephrosia purpurea extracts were investigated. The chemical fingerprinting were carried out by high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC), antioxidant activity by ABTS, DPPH, FRAP radical scavenging assays, and antiogout activity by cow milk xanthine oxidase. The HPTLC fingerprint qualitatively revealed predominant amount of flavonoids. The TEAC values ranged from 45.80 to 140 µM trolox/100 g dry weight for ABTS, from 85 to 430 µM trolox/ 100 g dw DPPH, and 185 to 560 µM trolox/100 g dw for FRAP respectively. Plants used in this study was found to inhibit the toxicity, as seen from the decreased LPO and increased GSH, SOD and CAT levels. The total phenolic and flavonoid content ranged from 10.21 to 28.17 and 5.80 to 10.1 mg of gallic acid equivalents (GAE)/100 gdw respectively. The plant extracts demonstrated significant xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity at 100 g/mL and revealed an inhibition greater than 50 % and IC50 values below the standard. This effect was almost similar to the activity of allopurinol (Standard drug) against xanthine oxidase (90.2 ± 0.4 %). These plant root extract will be subjected for further extensive studies to isolate and identify their active constituents which are useful for against inflammation and gout.

  2. Genetic analysis of lipolytic activities in Thermus thermophilus HB27.

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    Leis, Benedikt; Angelov, Angel; Li, Haijuan; Liebl, Wolfgang

    2014-12-10

    The extremely thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus HB27 displays lipolytic activity for the hydrolysis of triglycerides. In this study we performed a mutational in vivo analysis of esterases and lipases that confer growth on tributyrin. We interrupted 10 ORFs suspected to encode lipolytic enzymes. Two chromosomal loci were identified that resulted in reduced hydrolysis capabilities against tributyrin and various para-nitrophenyl acyl esters. By implementation of a convenient new one-step method which abstains from the use of selectable markers, a mutant strain with multiple scar-less deletions was constructed by sequentially deleting ORFs TT_C1787, TT_C0340, TT_C0341 and TT_C0904. The quadruple deletion mutant of T. thermophilus exhibited significantly lower lipolytic activity (approximately 25% residual activity compared to wild type strain) over a broad range of fatty acyl esters and had lost the ability to grow on agar plates containing tributyrin as the sole carbon source. Furthermore, we were able to determine the impact of each gene disruption on the lipolytic activity profile in this model organism and show that the esterase activity in T. thermophilus HB27 is due to a concerted action of several hydrolases having different substrate preferences and activities. The esterase-less T. thermophilus multi-deletion mutant from this study can be used as a screening and expression host for esterase genes from thermophiles or metagenomes.

  3. Corticomuscular coherence analysis on hand movement distinction for active rehabilitation.

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    Lou, Xinxin; Xiao, Siyuan; Qi, Yu; Hu, Xiaoling; Wang, Yiwen; Zheng, Xiaoxiang

    2013-01-01

    Active rehabilitation involves patient's voluntary thoughts as the control signals of restore device to assist stroke rehabilitation. Although restoration of hand opening stands importantly in patient's daily life, it is difficult to distinguish the voluntary finger extension from thumb adduction and finger flexion using stroke patients' electroencephalography (EMG) on single muscle activity. We propose to implement corticomuscular coherence analysis on electroencephalography (EEG) and EMG signals on Extensor Digitorum to extract their intention involved in hand opening. EEG and EMG signals of 8 subjects are simultaneously collected when executing 4 hand movement tasks (finger extension, thumb adduction, finger flexion, and rest). We explore the spatial and temporal distribution of the coherence and observe statistically significant corticomuscular coherence appearing at left motor cortical area and different patterns within beta frequency range for 4 movement tasks. Linear discriminate analysis is applied on the coherence pattern to distinguish finger extension from thumb adduction, finger flexion, and rest. The classification results are greater than those by EEG only. The results indicate the possibility to detect voluntary hand opening based on coherence analysis between single muscle EMG signal and single EEG channel located in motor cortical area, which potentially helps active hand rehabilitation for stroke patients.

  4. Corticomuscular Coherence Analysis on Hand Movement Distinction for Active Rehabilitation

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    Xinxin Lou

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Active rehabilitation involves patient’s voluntary thoughts as the control signals of restore device to assist stroke rehabilitation. Although restoration of hand opening stands importantly in patient’s daily life, it is difficult to distinguish the voluntary finger extension from thumb adduction and finger flexion using stroke patients’ electroencephalography (EMG on single muscle activity. We propose to implement corticomuscular coherence analysis on electroencephalography (EEG and EMG signals on Extensor Digitorum to extract their intention involved in hand opening. EEG and EMG signals of 8 subjects are simultaneously collected when executing 4 hand movement tasks (finger extension, thumb adduction, finger flexion, and rest. We explore the spatial and temporal distribution of the coherence and observe statistically significant corticomuscular coherence appearing at left motor cortical area and different patterns within beta frequency range for 4 movement tasks. Linear discriminate analysis is applied on the coherence pattern to distinguish finger extension from thumb adduction, finger flexion, and rest. The classification results are greater than those by EEG only. The results indicate the possibility to detect voluntary hand opening based on coherence analysis between single muscle EMG signal and single EEG channel located in motor cortical area, which potentially helps active hand rehabilitation for stroke patients.

  5. Antitumor activity of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene derivatives and quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis

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    Jukić, Marijana; Rastija, Vesna; Opačak-Bernardi, Teuta; Stolić, Ivana; Krstulović, Luka; Bajić, Miroslav; Glavaš-Obrovac, Ljubica

    2017-04-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate nine newly synthesized amidine derivatives of 3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene (3,4-EDOT) for their cytotoxic activity against a panel of human cancer cell lines and to perform a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis for the antitumor activity of a total of 27 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene derivatives. Induction of apoptosis was investigated on the selected compounds, along with delivery options for the optimization of activity. The best obtained QSAR models include the following group of descriptors: BCUT, WHIM, 2D autocorrelations, 3D-MoRSE, GETAWAY descriptors, 2D frequency fingerprint and information indices. Obtained QSAR models should be relieved in elucidation of important physicochemical and structural requirements for this biological activity. Highly potent molecules have a symmetrical arrangement of substituents along the x axis, high frequency of distance between N and O atoms at topological distance 9, as well as between C and N atoms at topological distance 10, and more C atoms located at topological distances 6 and 3. Based on the conclusion given in the QSAR analysis, a new compound with possible great activity was proposed.

  6. Development and clinical implementation of a global software use and analysis of radiochromic s films; Desarrollo e implementacion clinica de un software global de uso y analisis de peliculas radiocromicas

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    Gimeno Olmos, J.; Martinez Fernandez, J. M.; Pastor Sanchis, V.; Gonzalez Perez, V.; Guardino de la Flor, C.; Dolores Alemany, V. de los; Crispin Contreras, V.

    2011-07-01

    The aim of this study was to gather information in one solution the different processes that occur with the use of radiochromic films: calibration, reading, corrections, step-absorbed dose, dose distribution analysis and comparison with reference distributions.

  7. Análisis de correpondencias: estudio bibliométrico sobre su uso en la investigación educativa [ Correspondence analysis: A bibliometric study on their use in the educational research

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    Francisco M. Aliaga

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available We revise the diffusion of the techniques of Analysis of Correspondence between different disciplines and cultural environments, analysing several academic databases. The results show a very scarce installation in the educational research, and specially in the Spaniard.

  8. Active Desiccant-Based Preconditioning Market Analysis and Product Development

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    Fischer, J.

    2001-01-11

    The Phase 1 report (ORNL/Sub/94-SVO44/1), completed earlier in this program, involved a comprehensive field survey and market analysis comparing various specialized outdoor air handling units. This initial investigation included conventional cooling and reheat, conventional cooling with sensible recovery, total energy recovery systems (passive desiccant technology) and various active desiccant systems. The report concluded that several markets do promise a significant sales opportunity for a Climate Changer-based active desiccant system offering. (Climate Changer is a registered trademark of Trane Company.) This initial market analysis defined the wants and needs of the end customers (design engineers and building owners), which, along with subsequent information included in this report, have been used to guide the determination of the most promising active desiccant system configurations. This Phase 2 report begins with a summary of a more thorough investigation of those specific markets identified as most promising for active desiccant systems. Table 1 estimates the annual sales potential for a cost-effective product line of active desiccant systems, such as that built from Climate Changer modules. The Product Development Strategy section describes the active desiccant system configurations chosen to best fit the needs of the marketplace while minimizing system options. Key design objectives based on market research are listed in this report for these active desiccant systems. Corresponding performance goals for the dehumidification wheel required to meet the overall system design objectives are also defined. The Performance Modeling section describes the strategy used by SEMCO to design the dehumidification wheels integrated into the prototype systems currently being tested as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Desiccant Technology Program. Actual performance data from wheel testing was used to revise the system performance and energy analysis

  9. Relaxing USOS Solar Array Constraints for Russian Vehicle Undocking

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    Menkin, Evgeny; Schrock, Mariusz; Schrock, Rita; Zaczek, Mariusz; Gomez, Susan; Lee, Roscoe; Bennet, George

    2011-01-01

    With the retirement of Space Shuttle cargo delivery capability and the ten year life extension of the International Space Station (ISS) more emphasis is being put on preservation of the service life of ISS critical components. Current restrictions on the United States Orbital Segment (USOS) Solar Array (SA) positioning during Russian Vehicle (RV) departure from ISS nadir and zenith ports cause SA to be positioned in the plume field of Service Module thrusters and lead to degradation of SAs as well as potential damage to Sun tracking Beta Gimbal Assemblies (BGA). These restrictions are imposed because of the single fault tolerant RV Motion Control System (MCS), which does not meet ISS Safety requirements for catastrophic hazards and dictates 16 degree Solar Array Rotary Joint position, which ensures that ISS and RV relative motion post separation, does lead to collision. The purpose of this paper is to describe a methodology and the analysis that was performed to determine relative motion trajectories of the ISS and separating RV for nominal and contingency cases. Analysis was performed in three phases that included ISS free drift prior to Visiting Vehicle separation, ISS and Visiting Vehicle relative motion analysis and clearance analysis. First, the ISS free drift analysis determined the worst case attitude and attitude rate excursions prior to RV separation based on a series of different configurations and mass properties. Next, the relative motion analysis calculated the separation trajectories while varying the initial conditions, such as docking mechanism performance, Visiting Vehicle MCS failure, departure port location, ISS attitude and attitude rates at the time of separation, etc. The analysis employed both orbital mechanics and rigid body rotation calculations while accounting for various atmospheric conditions and gravity gradient effects. The resulting relative motion trajectories were then used to determine the worst case separation envelopes during

  10. Escolares com baixa visão: percepção sobre as dificuldades visuais, opinião sobre as relações com comunidade escolar e o uso de recursos de tecnologia assistiva nas atividades cotidianas Students with low vision: perception about visual dificulties, opinions on relations with the school community and use of assistive technology resources in daily activities

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    Marília Costa Câmara Ferroni

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available este trabalho teve como objetivos conhecer a percepção de escolares com baixa visão (visão subnormal em relação à suas dificuldades visuais, suas opiniões sobre a relação com a comunidade escolar e o uso de recursos de Tecnologia Assistiva nas atividades cotidianas. Realizou-se pesquisa quantitativa, tipo transversal, utilizandose roteiro estruturado aplicado por entrevista, no ano de 2010, a 19 escolares que situavam-se na faixa etária entre 12 e 17 anos, que eram frequentadores dos serviços de Habilitação e ou Reabilitação Visual nos municípios de Campinas e Ribeirão Preto e que estavam matriculados no Ensino Fundamental II e Médio. Verificou-se que 94,7% dos entrevistados apresentavam baixa visão congênita e 5,3% a adquirida, sendo 52,6% do sexo feminino e 47,4% do sexo masculino. Os resultados demonstraram que 94,7% declararam ter dificuldades visuais na escola destacando-se as dificuldades para enxergar a lousa (33,3%, ler dicionário (22,2% e realizar leitura de livros (16,7%. Enfatizando as relações com a comunidade escolar, a maioria dos escolares (79,0% afirmou ter bom relacionamento com os professores, 68,4% indicaram possuir boa relação colaborativa com os colegas de classe e 52,4% informaram não possuir relacionamento com a direção, coordenação e outros professores. Sobre o uso de recursos de Tecnologia Assistiva, prevaleceu a informática, sendo que 76,7% utilizam recursos específicos para baixa visão. Verificou-se que a maioria dos alunos possui bom relacionamento com professores e colegas de classe. Em relação a autopercepção das dificuldades visuais, sobressaíram as dificuldades acadêmicas, dificuldades de locomoção e de lazer como assistir televisão.the major goals of this study were to learn about low vision students' perception about their visual difficulties, their opinion about their relationship with the school community and the use of Assistive Technology resources in daily

  11. Treinamento de força com uso de correntes e potencialização pós-ativação do salto vertical Entrenamiento de fuerza con cadenas y la potenciación post-activación del salto vertical Chain resistance training and vertical jump post-activation potentiation

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    Jéderson Nunes; Samuel Moura da Rosa; Fabrício Boscolo Del Vecchio

    2012-01-01

    ...), definida no ponto de falha mecânica (PFM). Por outro lado, o uso de correntes (CRT) é estímulo com resistência variável (RV). Assim, objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos do CRT na altura e tempo de voo do salto vertical com contramovimento...

  12. Behavioural activation for depression; an update of meta-analysis of effectiveness and sub group analysis.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Depression is a common, disabling condition for which psychological treatments are recommended. Behavioural activation has attracted increased interest in recent years. It has been over 5 years since our meta-analyses summarised the evidence supporting and this systematic review updates those findings and examines moderators of treatment effect. METHOD: Randomised trials of behavioural activation for depression versus controls or anti-depressant medication were identified using electronic database searches, previous reviews and reference lists. Data on symptom level and study level moderators were extracted and analysed using meta-analysis, sub-group analysis and meta-regression respectively. RESULTS: Twenty six randomised controlled trials including 1524 subjects were included in this meta-analysis. A random effects meta-analysis of symptom level post treatment showed behavioural activation to be superior to controls (SMD -0.74 CI -0.91 to -0.56, k = 25, N = 1088 and medication (SMD -0.42 CI -0.83 to-0.00, k = 4, N = 283. Study quality was low in the majority of studies and follow- up time periods short. There was no indication of publication bias and subgroup analysis showed limited association between moderators and effect size. CONCLUSIONS: The results in this meta-analysis support and strengthen the evidence base indicating Behavioural Activation is an effective treatment for depression. Further high quality research with longer term follow-up is needed to strengthen the evidence base.

  13. Cefaleia por uso excessivo de medicamentos

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    Ariane Maria Fonseca MIRANDA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Uma variante da cefaleia crônica diária, a cefaleia por uso excessivo de medicamentos é uma manifestação clínica de frequência ≥ 15 dias por mês, durante 3 meses. Possui um diagnóstico deficiente e um tratamento dividido em etapas, sendo a desintoxicação, a etapa de fundamental importância. Este artigo apresenta uma revisão sobre o tema, contribuindo para o esclarecimento das principais manifestações clínicas, principais teorias envolvendo sua fisiopatologia e a terapêutica farmacológica empregada. A metodologia utilizada foi uma revisão de publicações europeias e americanas, no período de 2001 a 2013, nos idiomas português, inglês e espanhol. Todos os medicamentos utilizados no tratamento sintomático das cefaleias são capazes de cronificar uma cefaleia preexistente, desde que sejam utilizados excessivamente, de forma regular e continuada. A suspensão de tais agentes terapêuticos resultará em melhoria na maioria dos pacientes, porém pode ser necessária a introdução de uma terapia de suporte de transição e/ou terapia profilática. Os tratamentos nao farmacológicos, quando associados ao farmacológico, ampliam a possibilidade de resultados satisfatórios, evitando recaídas.

  14. Current status of neutron activation analysis in HANARO Research Reactor

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    Chung, Yong Sam; Moon, Jong Hwa; Sohn, Jae Min [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea)

    2003-03-01

    The facilities for neutron activation analysis in the HANARO (Hi-flux Advanced Neutron Application Research Reactor) are described and the main applications of NAA (Neutron Activation Analysis) are reviewed. The sample irradiation tube, automatic and manual pneumatic transfer system were installed at three irradiation holes of HANARO at the end of 1995. The performance of the NAA facility was examined to identify the characteristics of the tube transfer system, irradiation sites and custom-made polyethylene irradiation capsule. The available thermal neutron fluxes at irradiation sites are in the range of 3 x 10{sup 13} - 1 x 10{sup 14} n/cm{sup 2}{center_dot}s and cadmium ratios are in 15 - 250. For an automatic sample changer for gamma-ray counting, a domestic product was designed and manufactured. An integrated computer program (Labview) to analyse the content was developed. In 2001, PGNAA (Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis) facility has been installed using a diffracted neutron beam of ST1. NAA has been applied in the trace component analysis of nuclear, geological, biological, environmental and high purity materials, and various polymers for research and development. The improvement of analytical procedures and establishment of an analytical quality control and assurance system were studied. Applied research and development for the environment, industry and human health by NAA and its standardization were carried out. For the application of the KOLAS (Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme), evaluation of measurement uncertainty and proficiency testing of reference materials were performed. Also to verify the reliability and to validate analytical results, intercomparison studies between laboratories were carried out. (author)

  15. Provenience studies using neutron activation analysis: the role of standardization

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    Harbottle, G

    1980-01-01

    This paper covers the historical background of chemical analysis of archaeological artifacts which dates back to 1790 to the first application of neutron activation analysis to archaeological ceramics and goes on to elaborate on the present day status of neutron activation analysis in provenience studies, and the role of standardization. In principle, the concentrations of elements in a neutron-activated specimen can be calculated from an exact knowledge of neutron flux, its intensity, duration and spectral (energy) distribution, plus an exact gamma ray count calibrated for efficiency, corrected for branching rates, etc. However, in practice it is far easier to compare one's unknown to a standard of known or assumed composition. The practice has been for different laboratories to use different standards. With analyses being run in the thousands throughout the world, a great benefit would be derived if analyses could be exchanged among all users and/or generators of data. The emphasis of this paper is on interlaboratory comparability of ceramic data; how far are we from it, what has been proposed in the past to achieve this goal, and what is being proposed. All of this may be summarized under the general heading of Analytical Quality Control - i.e., how to achieve precise and accurate analysis. The author proposes that anyone wishing to analyze archaeological ceramics should simply use his own standard, but attempt to calibrate that standard as nearly as possible to absolute (i.e., accurate) concentration values. The relationship of Analytical Quality Control to provenience location is also examined.

  16. Eye movement analysis for activity recognition using electrooculography.

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    Bulling, Andreas; Ward, Jamie A; Gellersen, Hans; Tröster, Gerhard

    2011-04-01

    In this work, we investigate eye movement analysis as a new sensing modality for activity recognition. Eye movement data were recorded using an electrooculography (EOG) system. We first describe and evaluate algorithms for detecting three eye movement characteristics from EOG signals-saccades, fixations, and blinks-and propose a method for assessing repetitive patterns of eye movements. We then devise 90 different features based on these characteristics and select a subset of them using minimum redundancy maximum relevance (mRMR) feature selection. We validate the method using an eight participant study in an office environment using an example set of five activity classes: copying a text, reading a printed paper, taking handwritten notes, watching a video, and browsing the Web. We also include periods with no specific activity (the NULL class). Using a support vector machine (SVM) classifier and person-independent (leave-one-person-out) training, we obtain an average precision of 76.1 percent and recall of 70.5 percent over all classes and participants. The work demonstrates the promise of eye-based activity recognition (EAR) and opens up discussion on the wider applicability of EAR to other activities that are difficult, or even impossible, to detect using common sensing modalities.

  17. Neutron activation analysis for the demonstration of amphibolite rock-weathering activity of a yeast.

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    Rades-Rohkohl, E; Hirsch, P; Fränzle, O

    1979-12-01

    Neutron activation analysis was employed in a survey of weathering abilities of rock surface microorganisms. A yeast isolated from an amphibolite of a megalithic grave was found actively to concentrate, in media and in or on cells, iron and other elements when grown in the presence of ground rock. This was demonstrated by comparing a spectrum of neutron-activated amphibolite powder (particle size, 50 to 100 mum) with the spectra of neutron-activated, lyophilized yeast cells which had grown with or without amphibolite powder added to different media. The most active yeast (IFAM 1171) did not only solubilize Fe from the rock powder, but significant amounts of Co, Eu, Yb, Ca, Ba, Sc, Lu, Cr, Th, and U were also mobilized. The latter two elements occurred as natural radioactive isotopes in this amphibolite. When the yeast cells were grown with neutron-activated amphibolite, the cells contained the same elements. Furthermore, the growth medium contained Fe, Co, and Eu which had been solubilized from the amphibolite. This indicates the presence, in this yeast strain, of active rockweathering abilities as well as of uptake mechanisms for solubilized rock components.

  18. Image patch analysis of sunspots and active regions. I. Intrinsic dimension and correlation analysis

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    Moon, Kevin R; Delouille, Veronique; De Visscher, Ruben; Watson, Fraser; Hero, Alfred O

    2015-01-01

    Complexity of an active region is related to its flare-productivity. Mount Wilson or McIntosh sunspot classifications measure such complexity but in a categorical way, and may therefore not use all the information present in the observations. Moreover, such categorical schemes hinder a systematic study of an active region's evolution for example. We propose fine-scale quantitative descriptors for an active region's complexity and relate them to the Mount Wilson classification. We analyze the local correlation structure within continuum and magnetogram data, as well as the cross-correlation between continuum and magnetogram data. We compute the intrinsic dimension, partial correlation, and canonical correlation analysis (CCA) of image patches of continuum and magnetogram active region images taken from the SOHO-MDI instrument. We use masks of sunspots derived from continuum as well as larger masks of magnetic active regions derived from the magnetogram to analyze separately the core part of an active region fr...

  19. Avaliação de monômero residual em resinas acrílicas de uso ortodôntico e protético: análise por espectroscopia Evaluation of residual monomer in autopolymerizing acrylic resins: spectroscopy analysis

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    Roberto Rocha Filho

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: duas marcas comerciais de resinas acrílicas ativadas quimicamente (RAAQ, uma de uso ortodôntico (Orto Cril® e outra de uso protético (Jet®, polimerizadas em presença e ausência de pressão, foram analisadas em relação ao conteúdo de monômero (MMA residual liberado em solução, em diferentes intervalos de tempo (0,083; 0,25; 1; 1,25; 2,17; 5; 9; 14 e 21 dias. METODOLOGIA: a espectroscopia de absorção no ultravioleta foi utilizada na análise de soluções aquosas de MMA, com concentrações conhecidas, visando a determinação de uma curva de calibração. Soluções aquosas contendo corpos-de-prova, confeccionados com as citadas RAAQ, foram também submetidas à análise por espectroscopia de absorção no ultravioleta. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os resultados foram comparados aos dados da curva de calibração, visando estabelecer a concentração de MMA residual das amostras. Eles permitiram concluir que o nível de MMA residual liberado em solução foi mais elevado durante as primeiras 24 horas, havendo uma tendência à estabilização a partir desse período e que a resina acrílica de uso ortodôntico apresentou níveis mais elevados de MMA em solução do que a de uso protético, em ambas as condições de polimerização empregadas, com presença e ausência de pressão. Além disso, a presença de pressão, durante a polimerização das duas resinas, elevou a concentração de MMA em solução, não havendo, entretanto, efeito da interação entre as marcas das resinas e a presença e ausência de pressão na concentração de MMA em solução, medida ao longo do tempo. Porém, todas as três variáveis (tempo, resina e pressão foram significantes.AIM: Two comercial brands of auto polymerizing acrylic resins (one for orthodontics use, Orto Cril®, and the other for prosthetics use, Jet® were analyzed concerning the amount of methyl methacrilate (MMA monomer dissolved in solution, processed under and not under

  20. USOS DE LAS PALMAS EN LA AMAZONIA COLOMBIANA

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    LAURA MESA

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de obtener un diagnóstico del estado actual de conocimiento sobre usos de las palmas en la Amazonia colombiana, se revisaron las principales fuentes de información. Treinta y seis de las 41 etnias indígenas consideradas tuvieron registros de uso. Se registraron 82 especies de palmas usadas (78% de las potenciales y 165 usos distribuidos en ocho categorías; todos los usos se presentan de manera detallada en un catálogo. Las categorías de uso más importantes fueron: utensilios y herramientas, construcción, y alimentación humana. Las diez especies más importantes fueron Bactris gasipaes, Euterpe precatoria, Mauritia flexuosa, Oenocarpus bataua, Attalea maripa, Oenocarpus minor, Astrocaryum chambira, Iriartea deltoidea, Oenocarpus bacaba y Socratea exorrhiza; la mayoría de ellas también han sido registradas como las más importantes en otras partes del Neotrópico. No se encontró ninguna información sobre usos de palmas para varios grupos indígenas, especialmente para las etnias cocama, letuama, piaroa, pisamira y yurí, para las cuales se requieren investigaciones detalladas. Se concluye que a pesar de los vacíos de información, los resultados muestran que las palmas son un recurso muy importante con un gran potencial, y una pieza fundamental para la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo sustentable de la Amazonia colombiana. Sugerimos la inclusión de las especies más importantes en programas de manejo y agroforestales, al igual que la implementación y popularización de técnicas de cosecha no destructivas. Recomendamos además que las investigaciones futuras estén enfocadas en desarrollar estrategias de manejo que garanticen el uso sostenible de todas estas especies útiles.

  1. Avaliação do uso de métodos quimiométricos em análise de solos Evaluation of the use of chemometric methods in soil analysis

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    Marcelo M. de Sena

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available One of the major interests in soil analysis is the evaluation of its chemical, physical and biological parameters, which are indicators of soil quality (the most important is the organic matter. Besides there is a great interest in the study of humic substances and on the assessment of pollutants, such as pesticides and heavy metals, in soils. Chemometrics is a powerful tool to deal with these problems and can help soil researchers to extract much more information from their data. In spite of this, the presence of these kinds of strategies in the literature has obtained projection only recently. The utilization of chemometric methods in soil analysis is evaluated in this article. The applications will be divided in four parts (with emphasis in the first two: (i descriptive and exploratory methods based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA; (ii multivariate calibration methods (MLR, PCR and PLS; (iii methods such as Evolving Factor Analysis and SIMPLISMA; and (iv artificial intelligence methods, such as Artificial Neural Networks.

  2. Research in the use and in the improvement of the dynamic analysis capabilities through thermohydraulic models and uncertainties evaluations; Investigacion en el uso y la mejora de capacidades de analisis dinamico mediante modelos termohidraulicos y evaluacion de incertidumbres

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    Reventos, F.; Batet, L.; Pretel, C.; Perez, M.; Casamor, M.; Llopis, C.

    2010-07-01

    The thermohydraulic studies group of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Nuclear Association Asc-Vandellos-II (ANAV) have signed a cooperation agreement whose purpose is the study, the use and the improvement of the thermohydraulic models capacities of the Nuclear Power Plants, including their use in uncertainties analysis associated with future calculations.

  3. Elemental analysis of rain- and fresh water by neutron activation analysis

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    2001-01-01

    Analysis of rain-and fresh water for trace constituents is a manda tory part of environmental monitoring. This text gives a survey of neutron activation analysis (NAA) within the framework of current environmental water research pro grammes, based on the practice developed in co-operation with the Dutch Energy Research Centre at Petten (ECN). While the procedures reported in literature cover about thirty five elements, our routine procedures of instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) is limited to ten to fifteen elements. The use of some dedicated ra diochemical separations (RNAA) adds another six, some of which are speciated as well. Current contributions of NAA to water analysis center on determination and speciation of anionic trace elements, notably Br, I, As. and Se, on the assay of some ultra traces like Ag, Au and Hg and on validation.

  4. Major indicators of analysis of insurers’ investment activity

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to topical issues of economic nature, selection and use of economic indicators in analysis of insurers’ investment activity. The author determines the main criteria of permissible investment activity, such as different assets covering the insurance reserves and share of various types of investments in assets and capital on the base of the results of summarizing recent public requirements of key banks to insurance companies in Ukraine. The recommendations of the insurers’ analysis approved by the regulatory bodies in Ukraine (the State Commission for Regulation of Financial Services Markets, Belarus (the Ministry of Finance and Poland (the Financial Supervision Authority are not left without author’s attention. According to the results of comparing using of different indicators, like the return on equity and investment, their strength and weaknesses are identified and the improving the scales of their assessment are proposed. The article singles out the main indicators which can be adapted to national features+ and used for management decisions and regulation of investment activities of insurers.

  5. Activity optimization method in SPECT: A comparison with ROC analysis

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    D(I)AZ Marlén Pérez; RIZO Oscar Díaz; D(I)AZ Adlin López; APARICIO Eric Estévez; D(I)AZ Reinaldo Roque

    2006-01-01

    A discriminant method for optimizing activity in nuclear medicine studies is validated by comparison with ROC performed with a cardiac phantom. Three different lesions (L1, L2 and L3) were placed in the myocardium-wall by pairs for each SPECT. Three activities (84, 37 or 18.5 MBq) of 99mTc were used as background. Linear discriminant analysis was used to select the parameters that characterize image quality among the measured variables in the images [(Background-to-Lesion (B/Li) and Signal-to-Noise (Si/N) ratio s)]. Two clusters with different image quality (P=0.021) were obtained. The ratios B/L1, B/L2 and B/L3are the parameters used to construct the function with 100% of cases correctly classified into the clusters. The value of 37 MBq was the lowest tested activity for which good results for the B/Li ratios were obtained. The result coincides with the applied ROC-analysis (r=0.89).

  6. Is adaptation or transformation needed? Active nanomaterials and risk analysis

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    Kuzma, Jennifer; Roberts, John Patrick

    2016-07-01

    Nanotechnology has been a key area of funding and policy for the United States and globally for the past two decades. Since nanotechnology research and development became a focus and nanoproducts began to permeate the market, scholars and scientists have been concerned about how to assess the risks that they may pose to human health and the environment. The newest generation of nanomaterials includes biomolecules that can respond to and influence their environments, and there is a need to explore whether and how existing risk-analysis frameworks are challenged by such novelty. To fill this niche, we used a modified approach of upstream oversight assessment (UOA), a subset of anticipatory governance. We first selected case studies of "active nanomaterials," that are early in research and development and designed for use in multiple sectors, and then considered them under several, key risk-analysis frameworks. We found two ways in which the cases challenge the frameworks. The first category relates to how to assess risk under a narrow framing of the term (direct health and environmental harm), and the second involves the definition of what constitutes a "risk" worthy of assessment and consideration in decision making. In light of these challenges, we propose some changes for risk analysis in the face of active nanostructures in order to improve risk governance.

  7. Instrumental neutron activation analysis of sectioned hair strands for arsenic

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    Guinn, V.P. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) is a valuable and proven method for the quantitative analysis of sectioned human head hair specimens for arsenic - and, if arsenic is found to be present at high concentrations, the approximate times when it was ingested. Reactor-flux thermal-neutron activation of the hair samples produces 26.3-h {sup 76}As, which is then detected by germanium gamma-ray spectrometry, measuring the 559.1-keV gamma-ray peak of {sup 76}As. Even normal levels of arsenic in hair, in the range of <1 ppm up to a few parts per million of arsenic can be measured - and the far higher levels associated with large internal doses of arsenic, levels approaching or exceeding 100 ppm arsenic, are readily and accurately measurable. However, all phases of forensic investigations of possible chronic (or in some cases, acute) arsenic poisoning are important, i.e., not just the analysis phase. All of these phases are discussed in this paper, based on the author`s experience and the experience of others, in criminal cases. Cases of chronic arsenic poisoning often reveal a series of two to four doses, perhaps a few months apart, with increasing doses.

  8. Brazilian program for production and use of biodiesel: an analysis of the regulatory aspects under the viewpoint of social inclusion; Programa nacional de producao e uso do biodiesel: uma analise dos aspectos regulatorios sob a otica da inclusao social

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    Longa, Dulce Conceicao Pinheiro; Guimaraes, Paulo Roberto Britto; Teixeira, Leonardo Sena Gomes [Universidade Salvador - UNIFACS, BA (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia e Arquitetura

    2006-07-01

    The current article makes an analysis of the Brazilian Program of Biodiesel Use, having focus on the present social inclusion policy. In this sense, it is presented an update of the regulatory boundaries, emphasizing social issues, the employment and wealth generation, through substantial familiar agriculture whose purpose is the regional development and maintenance of the environment. Finalizing, it presents a review of the legal marks, concluding and recommendations. (author)

  9. Search for accuracy in activation in activation analysis of trace elements in different matrices. [Neutrons

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    Meloni, S.; Ganzerli-Valentini, M.T.; Caramella-Crespi, V.; Maxia, V.; Maggi, L.; Pisani, U.; Soma, R.; Borroni, P.

    1976-01-01

    Different factors may affect accuracy in activation analysis of trace elements. The evaluation of these factors often requires a number of time consuming experiments, but the statement of accuracy in activation analysis is of great value to cast some light on the overall reliability of the method itself. It can be pointed out that accuracy is often inversely proportional to the number of steps of the whole analytical procedure, from sampling to calculation of results. Several techniques of activation analysis were developed and applied to the determination of trace element content in standard reference materials and in samples chosen for intercomparison among laboratories. Emphasis was put on limiting the number of steps to improve the accuracy and on achieving the best of precision. Results are presented and discussed, together with the criteria for the choice of the most appropriate separation technique. Other sources of systematic errors, such as the reliability of the content of the reference standards and dead-time corrections when short-lived isotopes are involved, were taken into account and discussed.

  10. Automated absolute activation analysis with californium-252 sources

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    MacMurdo, K.W.; Bowman, W.W.

    1978-09-01

    A 100-mg /sup 252/Cf neutron activation analysis facility is used routinely at the Savannah River Laboratory for multielement analysis of many solid and liquid samples. An absolute analysis technique converts counting data directly to elemental concentration without the use of classical comparative standards and flux monitors. With the totally automated pneumatic sample transfer system, cyclic irradiation-decay-count regimes can be pre-selected for up to 40 samples, and samples can be analyzed with the facility unattended. An automatic data control system starts and stops a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer and/or a delayed-neutron detector; the system also stores data and controls output modes. Gamma ray data are reduced by three main programs in the IBM 360/195 computer: the 4096-channel spectrum and pertinent experimental timing, counting, and sample data are stored on magnetic tape; the spectrum is then reduced to a list of significant photopeak energies, integrated areas, and their associated statistical errors; and the third program assigns gamma ray photopeaks to the appropriate neutron activation product(s) by comparing photopeak energies to tabulated gamma ray energies. Photopeak areas are then converted to elemental concentration by using experimental timing and sample data, calculated elemental neutron capture rates, absolute detector efficiencies, and absolute spectroscopic decay data. Calculational procedures have been developed so that fissile material can be analyzed by cyclic neutron activation and delayed-neutron counting procedures. These calculations are based on a 6 half-life group model of delayed neutron emission; calculations include corrections for delayed neutron interference from /sup 17/O. Detection sensitivities of < or = 400 ppB for natural uranium and 8 ppB (< or = 0.5 (nCi/g)) for /sup 239/Pu were demonstrated with 15-g samples at a throughput of up to 140 per day. Over 40 elements can be detected at the sub-ppM level.

  11. Neutron activation analysis applied to nutritional and foodstuff studies

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    Maihara, Vera A.; Santos, Paola S.; Moura, Patricia L.C.; Castro, Lilian P. de, E-mail: vmaihara@ipen.b [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Avegliano, Roseane P., E-mail: pagliaro@usp.b [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Coordenadoria de Assistencia Social. Div. de Alimentacao

    2009-07-01

    Neutron Activation Analysis, NAA, has been successfully used on a regularly basis in several areas of nutrition and foodstuffs. NAA has become an important and useful research tool due to the methodology's advantages. These include high accuracy, small quantities of samples and no chemical treatment. This technique allows the determination of important elements directly related to human health. NAA also provides data concerning essential and toxic concentrations in foodstuffs and specific diets. In this paper some studies in the area of nutrition which have been carried out at the Neutron Activation Laboratory of IPEN/CNEN-SP will be presented: a Brazilian total diet study: nutritional element dietary intakes of Sao Paulo state population; a study of trace element in maternal milk and the determination of essential trace elements in some edible mushrooms. (author)

  12. Analysis of innovation activity of Slovak and Czech enterprises

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    Emília Spišáková

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available European innovation scoreboard is used to monitor and compare the innovation performance of European countries, according to which was the Slovak Republic, together with two other V4 countries, i.e. Hungary and Poland, at the time of last available data from this area, classified into the last, fourth group of countries named “catching-up countries”. These countries were characterized by the lack of innovation activity, which was well below the EU 27 average. From the V4 countries, Czech Republic achieved the best results, belongs to “moderate innovators” and is the most close to the European average. At a present time all four countries are included in a group of moderate innovators. The innovation performance of whole country is particularly influenced by innovation activities of enterprises operating in this country. For this reason, the article deals with the detailed analysis of innovative activity of enterprises by their size and sector of their operation in Czech and Slovak Republic, and also deals with the cooperation of enterprises in these activities in terms of the type of partner and the countries of their interaction.

  13. Radiochemical photon activation analysis of Halogens in meteorites

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    Oura, Yasuji; Latif, S.A.; Setoguchi, Mina; Nakamoto, Tomoshi; Ebihara, Mitsuru; Nakahara, Hiromichi [Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Science; Ohtsuki, Tsutomu

    1999-12-01

    Halogens (F, Cl, Br and I) in meteorites and rocks are determined by a radiochemical photon activation analysis (RPAA) and compared with that of NPAA. We tried to determine all halogen elements at one time by one irradiation with 20 or 30 MeV maximum energy (E{sub 0}) by controlling irradiation for 2 or 6 hours with cooling. Average current is about 110 {mu}A. After irradiation, the sample was separated by radiochemical analysis. Allende meteorite, JR-I and d-41-7 were analyzed. The value of F, Cl and Br showed good reproducibility and agreed with the value in the reference. However, I showed small value. It may indicate volatilizing of I. (S.Y.)

  14. Failure Mode and Effect Analysis of Active Magnetic Bearings

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    Full Text Available In the present research work Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA of an Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB has been presented. Various possible failures modes of AMBs and the corresponding effects of those failures on performance of AMBs have been identified. The identified failure modes of AMBs will facilitate designer to incorporate necessary design features that would prevent the occurrence of the failure. The severity, occurrence and detection of the failures modes are determined based on a rating scale of 1 to 5 to quantify the Risk Priority Number (RPN of the failure modes. The methods to eliminate or reduce the high-risk-failure modes are proposed.

  15. Automated monitoring of activated sludge using image analysis

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    Motta, Maurício da; M. N. Pons; Roche, N; A.L. Amaral; Ferreira, E. C.; Alves, M.M.; Mota, M.; Vivier, H.

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    An automated procedure for the characterisation by image analysis of the morphology of activated sludge has been used to monitor in a systematic manner the biomass in wastewater treatment plants. Over a period of one year, variations in terms mainly of the fractal dimension of flocs and of the amount of filamentous bacteria could be related to rain events affecting the plant influent flow rate and composition. Grand Nancy Council. Météo-France. Brasil. Ministério da Ciênc...

  16. Analysis of graphic representations of activity theory in international journals

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    Full Text Available Activity theory is a relevant framework for the Design field, and their graphic representations are cognitive artifacts that aid the understanding, use and communication of this theory. However, there is a lack of consistency around the graphics and labels used in these representations. Based on this, the aim of this study was to identify, analyze and evaluate these differences and propose a representation that aims to be more suitable for the theory. For this, uses as method a literature review based on Engeström (2001 and its three generations of visual models, combined with graphical analysis of representations collected in a hundred papers from international journals.

  17. Fractal analysis of granular activated carbons using isotherm data

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    Khalili, N.R.; Pan, M. [Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Sandi, G. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

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    Utilization of adsorption on solid surfaces was exercised for the first time in 1785. Practical application of unactivated carbon filters, and powdered carbon were first demonstrated in the American water treatment plant, and a municipal treatment plant in New Jersey, in 1883 and 1930, respectively. The use of activated carbon became widespread in the next few decades. At present, adsorption on carbons has a wide spread application in water treatment and removal of taste, odor, removal of synthetic organic chemicals, color-forming organics, and desinfection by-products and their naturally occurring precursors. This paper presents an analysis of the surface fractal dimension and adsorption capacity of a group of carbons.

  18. Phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activities of Trigona Apicalis propolis extract

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    Rosli, Nur Liyana; Roslan, Husniyati; Omar, Eshaifol Azam; Mokhtar, Norehan; Hapit, Nor Hussaini Abdul; Asem, Nornaimah

    2016-12-01

    Propolis is a resinous substance found in beehives. It provides beneficial effects on human health and has been used to treat many diseases since ancient times. The objectives of this study were to analyze the phytochemical profile of propolis derived from local T. apicalis species and its antioxidant activities. The ethanolic extract of propolis was subjected to HPLC analysis to analyze its phytochemical profile. The propolis extract was later tested for antioxidant capacities by using DPPH radical scavenging assay. TPC and TFC were performed to determine the correlation with its antioxidant activities. TEAC for each serial dilution sample was 2621.15 (4.76 mg/mL), 2050.85 (2.38 mg/mL), 1883.27 (1.19 mg/mL), 1562.67 (0.59 mg/mL), 1327.82 (0.29 mg/mL), 1164.49 (0.15 mg/mL), 983.27 (0.07 mg/mL), and 944.79 (0.04 mg/mL). The results demonstrated that the antioxidant activities of propolis extract were dose dependent. The IC50 of propolis for DPPH assay was 4.27 mg/ml. Correlation values of TPC and TFC against DPPH indicate that the antioxidant activities of propolis extract used in this study could be mainly influenced by the phenolic and flavonoid contents. These findings highlighted the importance of quality analysis in order to ensure the consistency of biological effects or therapy of a natural product, such as propolis.

  19. Toxicogenomic analysis of pharmacological active coumarins isolated from Calophyllum brasiliense.

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    Gomez-Verjan, J C; Estrella-Parra, E A; Gonzalez-Sanchez, I; Rivero-Segura, N A; Vazquez-Martinez, R; Magos-Guerrero, G; Mendoza-Villanueva, D; Cerbón-Cervantes, M A; Reyes-Chilpa, R

    2015-12-01

    Calophyllum brasiliense (Calophyllaceae) is a tropical rain forest tree, mainly distributed in South and Central America. It is an important source of bioactive natural products like, for instance soulatrolide, and mammea type coumarins. Soulatrolide is a tetracyclic dipyranocoumarins and a potent inhibitor of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mammea A/BA and A/BB coumarins, pure or as a mixture, are highly active against several leukemia cell lines, Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania amazonensis. In the present work, a toxicogenomic analysis of Soulatrolide and Mammea A/BA + A/BB (3:1) mixture was performed in order to validate the toxicological potential of this type of compounds. Soulatrolide or mixture of mammea A/BA + A/BB (3:1) was administered orally to male mice (CD-1) at dose of 100 mg/kg/daily, for 1 week. After this time, mice were sacrificed, and RNA extracted from the liver of treated animals. Transcriptomic analysis was performed using Affymetrix Mouse Gene 1.0 ST Array. Robust microarray analysis (RMA) and two way ANOVA test revealed for mammea mixture treatment 46 genes upregulated and 72 downregulated genes; meanwhile, for soulatrolide 665 were upregulated and 1077 downregulated genes. Enrichment analysis for such genes revealed that in both type of treatments genetic expression were mainly involved in drug metabolism. Overall results indicate a safety profile. The microarray data complies with MIAME guidelines and are deposited in GEO under accession number GSE72755.

  20. Toxicogenomic analysis of pharmacological active coumarins isolated from Calophyllum brasiliense

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    J.C. Gomez-Verjan

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Calophyllum brasiliense (Calophyllaceae is a tropical rain forest tree, mainly distributed in South and Central America. It is an important source of bioactive natural products like, for instance soulatrolide, and mammea type coumarins. Soulatrolide is a tetracyclic dipyranocoumarins and a potent inhibitor of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mammea A/BA and A/BB coumarins, pure or as a mixture, are highly active against several leukemia cell lines, Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania amazonensis. In the present work, a toxicogenomic analysis of Soulatrolide and Mammea A/BA + A/BB (3:1 mixture was performed in order to validate the toxicological potential of this type of compounds. Soulatrolide or mixture of mammea A/BA + A/BB (3:1 was administered orally to male mice (CD-1 at dose of 100 mg/kg/daily, for 1 week. After this time, mice were sacrificed, and RNA extracted from the liver of treated animals. Transcriptomic analysis was performed using Affymetrix Mouse Gene 1.0 ST Array. Robust microarray analysis (RMA and two way ANOVA test revealed for mammea mixture treatment 46 genes upregulated and 72 downregulated genes; meanwhile, for soulatrolide 665 were upregulated and 1077 downregulated genes. Enrichment analysis for such genes revealed that in both type of treatments genetic expression were mainly involved in drug metabolism. Overall results indicate a safety profile. The microarray data complies with MIAME guidelines and are deposited in GEO under accession number GSE72755.

  1. Análise da dinâmica espacial da ocupação das terras e seus conflitos de uso no perímetro urbano de Santa Maria - RS (1975 - 2002 Spatial dynamic analysis of the land occupation and their conflicts of use in the urban perimiter of Santa Maria - RS (1975 - 2002

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    Fabrício de Araújo Pedron

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available As cidades brasileiras, em escala variável, têm apresentado problemas resultantes do uso indevido do espaço urbano, principalmente, em relação aos recursos naturais. Neste caso, o estudo da dinâmica de uso das terras é importante na compreensão dos processos ocorridos no ambiente urbano. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar a dinâmica espacial e temporal de ocupação das terras em áreas urbanas de Santa Maria - RS, determinando seus conflitos de uso através do Sistema de Avaliação do Potencial de Uso Urbano das Terras (SAPUT, considerando informações do período de 1975 a 2002. O uso urbano das terras cresceu de 9%, em 1975, para 33%, em 2002. Os conflitos de uso das terras aumentaram de 19%, em 1975, para 37%, em 1995, reduzindo para 33% em 2002. Os principais problemas de uso indevido das terras se relacionam à fragilidade do material geológico e do recurso solo para uso em construções e agricultura urbana.The Brazilian cities have been facing problems due to the improper use of the urban space, mainly, related to the natural resources. In this case, the study of the dynamics of land use is important in the understanding of the processes occured in the urban environment. This research was aimed at analysing the space and temporal dynamics of land occupation in urban areas of Santa Maria - RS, Brazil, determining the conflicts of the land use through the Urban Land Use Potencial System (SAPUT, considering information from 1975 to 2002. The urban land use raised from 9% in 1975 to 33% in 2002. The conflicts of land use have increased from 19% in 1975, to 37% in 1995, reducing to 33% in 2002. The main problems of the improper land use are linked to the fragility of the geological material and soil resource when used for constructions and urban agriculture.

  2. Extravehicular Activity System Sizing Analysis Tool (EVAS_SAT)

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    Brown, Cheryl B.; Conger, Bruce C.; Miranda, Bruno M.; Bue, Grant C.; Rouen, Michael N.

    2007-01-01

    An effort was initiated by NASA/JSC in 2001 to develop an Extravehicular Activity System Sizing Analysis Tool (EVAS_SAT) for the sizing of Extravehicular Activity System (EVAS) architecture and studies. Its intent was to support space suit development efforts and to aid in conceptual designs for future human exploration missions. Its basis was the Life Support Options Performance Program (LSOPP), a spacesuit and portable life support system (PLSS) sizing program developed for NASA/JSC circa 1990. EVAS_SAT estimates the mass, power, and volume characteristics for user-defined EVAS architectures, including Suit Systems, Airlock Systems, Tools and Translation Aids, and Vehicle Support equipment. The tool has undergone annual changes and has been updated as new data have become available. Certain sizing algorithms have been developed based on industry standards, while others are based on the LSOPP sizing routines. The sizing algorithms used by EVAS_SAT are preliminary. Because EVAS_SAT was designed for use by members of the EVA community, subsystem familiarity on the part of the intended user group and in the analysis of results is assumed. The current EVAS_SAT is operated within Microsoft Excel 2003 using a Visual Basic interface system.

  3. Physical Workload Analysis Among Small Industry Activities Using Postural Data.

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    Rabiul Ahasan, M; Väyrynen, Seppo; Kirvesoja, Heli

    1996-01-01

    Small industry workers are often involved in manual handling operations that require awkward body postures, therefore, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational injuries are a major problem. In this study, various types of tasks were recorded with a video camera to chart and analyze different postures by computerized OWAS (Ovako Working Posture Analysing System). Collected data showed that poor postures were adopted not only for lifting or hammering operation but also for other tasks; mostly with bent and twisted back. The main aim was to determine the physical workload by identifying harmful postures and to develop recommendations for improving the existing situation. Forty-eight male workers from eight different units (M age = 37 years) participated. The performed activities were then divided into 26 subtasks. Altogether, 1,534 postures were selected for analysis and then classified into different OAC (OWAS Action Categories). From all observations, unhealthy postures, for which corrective measures had to be considered immediately (i.e., 10.6% classified as OAC III, and 3.3% as OAC IV), were found. The applied method was useful in determining the physical workload by locating potential activities due to harmful postures, providing a detailed description with analysis, and suggesting successful means to reduce postural load.

  4. Neutron activation analysis and atomic absorption spectrophotometry for the analysis of fresh, pasteurised and powder milk

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    Wasim, M.; Rehman, S.; Arif, M.; Fatima, I.; Zaidi, J.H. [Pakistan Inst. of Nuclear Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan). Chemistry Div.

    2012-07-01

    This study shows the application of semi-absolute k{sub 0} instrumental neutron activation analysis (k{sub 0}-INAA), epithermal neutron activation analysis (ENAA) and atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) for the determination of 21 elements (Br, Ca, Cl, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Hf, I, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, Sc Sr, and Zn) in different types of milk samples. The ENAA was required for the determination of iodine, AAS for Cu, Ni and Pb and the rest of the elements were measured by k{sub 0}-INAA. Thirteen elements (Br, Ca, Cl, Cs, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Na, P, Rb, Sr and Zn) were identified in all milk samples. Ni was detected in eleven and Pb in two samples. Concentrations of most of the elements were within the ranges of the world reported data. The data was further explored by principal component analysis to find relationships between samples and elements. (orig.)

  5. O uso de radiação ultravioleta para o pré-tratamento de amostras em análise inorgânica Use of UV radiation for sample pretreatment in inorganic analysis

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    Andrea Cavicchioli

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The basic principles of UV irradiation as sample pre-treatment step and its potential for inorganic analysis are illustrated and discussed through significant examples from the literature. Not only does this overview cover the classical applications of this technique in the decomposition of organic matter in electroanalysis, but it also presents recent trends, including the increasing interest in employing UV irradiation in flow analytical systems, successful attempts to enhance its effectiveness and the coupling with chromatographic and spectroscopic methodologies. Furthermore, a number of relevant cases of UV-driven derivatization reactions involving photo-sensitive inorganic species are presented, showing some convenient options to perform fast and reliable determination of inorganic and organic analytes.

  6. GIS analysis of vulnerability to acidic deposition of soils in a region of the Northern Appennines; Uso di tecniche GIS per lo studio della sensibilita` alle deposizioni acide dei suoli di una area dell`Appennino piacentino e parmense

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    Vincini, Massimo [Piacenza, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy). Lab. Centralizzato Radioisotopi; Solinas, Chiara [Piacenza, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy). Fac. di Agraria. Istituto di Entomologia e Patologia Vegetale

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    A study on the vulnerability to acidic depositions of the soils of forested ecosystems is conducted by GIS analysis in a region of the Northern Appennines. On the basis of soil pH and yearly precipitation the yearly soil intake of H{sup +} from unpolluted rain (pH 5.6) is calculated by Henderson-Hasselbach equation. The area of possible vulnerability to strong acidic anions such as SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} (soil pH {<=} 5.8 and lime content {<=} 0.5 %) is related to yearly precipitation in order to show the extension and the localization of forested ecosystems whose soils are more likely affected by base leaching as a long-term consequence of acidic depositions.

  7. Un estudio de caso en el análisis de la distribución de frecuencias de tallas de Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931 mediante el uso de estimadores de densidad por Kernel A case study of length frequency distribution analysis of Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931 using kernel density estimators

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    Gustavo Rivera-Velázquez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el uso del estimador de densidad por Kernel (EDK, como una herramienta moderna para analizar la distribución de frecuencia de tallas de Litopenaeus vannamei en su etapa estuarina. Los datos fueron obtenidos en 22 sitios de muestreo dentro del sistema lagunar-estuarino Carretas-Pereyra, a intervalos mensuales entre marzo 2004 y agosto 2005 abarcando las dos épocas del año; estío y precipitación. El camarón fue capturado con atarraya (esparavel de cuatro metros de diámetro y malla de 10 mm. La distribución de cada muestra fue analizada mediante EDKs, usando la función ponderal gaussiana y la amplitud de banda bootstrap. Los valores de las modas dominantes en el tiempo fueron ajustados a la función de crecimiento de von Bertalanffy. Los resultados sugieren un reclutamiento continuo al área de pesca pero con pulso bimodal. La tasa media de crecimiento del camarón fue igual en ambas estaciones climáticas. Los parámetros estimados son similares a los registrados en investigaciones previas por otros autores para la especie en sistemas cercanos. El estudio muestra como el uso de los EDKs seguidos por un método de análisis del crecimiento (en este caso se empleo el análisis de la progresión modal, es un camino objetivo y preciso para el estudio de la distribución de frecuencias de tallas y su aplicación en la estimación de parámetros importantes en la dinámica poblacional de especies de importancia pesquera.This paper, introduces the use of kernel density estimators (EDK's as a modern tool for examining the length-frequency distribution of Litopenaeus vannamei in its estuarine stage. The data were obtained monthly at 22 sampling sites in the Carretas-Pereyra lagoon-estuarine system, from March 2004 to August 2005, covering both seasons of the year: dry and rainy. Shrimp were caught with a 4 m diameter cast net of 10 mm mesh size. The size distribution of each sample was analyzed by means of EDK's, using the Gaussian

  8. Satisfação corporal e características de lipodistrofia em crianças e adolescentes com HIV/AIDS em uso de terapia antirretroviral de alta potência Body satisfaction and lipodystrophy characteristics in HIV/AIDS children and teenagers undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy

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    Querino Haesbaert da Silva

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a presença de alterações metabólicas e corporais e satisfação corporal em crianças e adolescentes em uso de terapia antirretroviral. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de 38 jovens entre seis e 18 anos infectados por HIV e atendidos entre dezembro de 2009 e maio de 2010. A satisfação corporal foi avaliada por escala de silhuetas, composta por 11 figuras. O estado nutricional foi avaliado por meio de mensurações de peso, altura, circunferências e pregas cutâneas. A presença de características de lipodistrofia foi avaliada pelo exame físico e o perfil lipídico e glicêmico foi solicitado no dia da consulta. Na análise estatística, aplicou-se o teste t e do qui-quadrado, sendo significante pOBJECTIVE: To verify the presence of body and metabolic alterations as well as body satisfaction in children and teenagers undergoing antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 38 HIV infected young individuals (aged six to 18 years old treated from December 2009 to May 2010. The body satisfaction was assessed by the silhouette rating scale with 11 figures. The nutritional status was assessed by weight, height, circumferences and skinfolds. The presence of lipodystrophy characteristics was determined by the physical exam, and lipid profile and glycemia were requested during consultation. The statistical analysis used t-test and chi-square test, being significant p<0.05. RESULTS: Most of the 38 patients were eutrophic with length adequate for age; 26% of them presented overweight/obesity. The total cholesterol was within the normal range in 29% of the sample. The most expressive changes were cheek and abdominal lipohypertrophy. The body dissatisfaction prevalence was 84%. Children and teenagers had similar dissatisfaction levels; however, those dissatisfied by an excessive body weight had higher mean body mass index and tricipital skinfold thickness than the satisfied ones. The dissatisfaction was not

  9. Analysis of the Motor Activities of Professional Polish Soccer Players

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    Andrzejewski Marcin

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    Full Text Available Introduction. The aims of the present study were to determine the activity profiles of a large sample of Polish Premier League soccer players during elite-standard soccer matches depending on their position on the pitch and the intensity range of physical activity. Material and methods. The study sample comprised 1,178 players in 5 outfield positions: external defenders (ED, n = 289, central defenders (CD, n = 307, central midfield players (CM, n = 327, external midfield players (EM, n = 152, and forwards (F, n = 103. Altogether, 81 Polish League games held during four domestic seasons (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 were used in the analysis. A semi-automatic computerised player tracking system (Amisco Pro®, version 1.0.2, Nice, France was applied to create the match activity profiles of the teams. Results. The results of statistical analysis revealed that the average total distance covered by all the players (n = 1,178 was 11,313 ± 852 m. With respect to the players’ position on the pitch, the central midfielders travelled the longest average distance (11,894 ± 765 m during the game. The longest distance was covered in the V1 intensity range (62%, followed by V2 (15%, V3 (10%, V4 (8%, V5 (3%, and V6 (2%. Conclusions. The objective of this study was to verify the differences among playing positions and to quantify the demands placed on elite Polish soccer players in each individual position during match play. While analysing elite-level match play in terms of the overall distance covered in different categories of intensity, we found a number of statistically significant differences between different playing positions. The data presented in this study can be regarded as norms for elite soccer players, serve for present and future comparison, and represent the scientific basis for developing position-specific conditioning/training protocols in soccer.

  10. Modeling and experimental vibration analysis of nanomechanical cantilever active probes

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    Salehi-Khojin, Amin; Bashash, Saeid; Jalili, Nader

    2008-08-01

    Nanomechanical cantilever (NMC) active probes have recently received increased attention in a variety of nanoscale sensing and measurement applications. Current modeling practices call for a uniform cantilever beam without considering the intentional jump discontinuities associated with the piezoelectric layer attachment and the NMC cross-sectional step. This paper presents a comprehensive modeling framework for modal characterization and dynamic response analysis of NMC active probes with geometrical discontinuities. The entire length of the NMC is divided into three segments of uniform beams followed by applying appropriate continuity conditions. The characteristics matrix equation is then used to solve for system natural frequencies and mode shapes. Using an equivalent electromechanical moment of a piezoelectric layer, forced motion analysis of the system is carried out. An experimental setup consisting of a commercial NMC active probe from Veeco and a state-of-the-art microsystem analyzer, the MSA-400 from Polytec, is developed to verify the theoretical developments proposed here. Using a parameter estimation technique based on minimizing the modeling error, optimal values of system parameters are identified. Mode shapes and the modal frequency response of the system for the first three modes determined from the proposed model are compared with those obtained from the experiment and commonly used theory for uniform beams. Results indicate that the uniform beam model fails to accurately predict the actual system response, especially in multiple-mode operation, while the proposed discontinuous beam model demonstrates good agreement with the experimental data. Such detailed and accurate modeling framework can lead to significant enhancement in the sensitivity of piezoelectric-based NMC sensors for use in variety of sensing and imaging applications.

  11. Análise de correspondência para avaliação do perfil de mulheres na pós-menopausa e o uso da terapia de reposição hormonal Correspondence analysis for the evaluation of women's profile during post-menopause and hormone replacement therapy

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    Renata Nunes Aranha

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo ilustra-se a utilização da técnica de análise de correspondência na caracterização do perfil das usuárias e das não-usuárias da Terapia de Reposição Hormonal (TRH. Analisou-se dados seccionais de 195 mulheres com relato de menopausa natural, entre 2.240 participantes do Estudo Pró-Saúde (Rio de Janeiro. As mulheres não-usuárias da TRH apresentaram perfil mais desfavorável em relação às usuárias dessa terapia, por exemplo, ganho ponderal mais acentuado na vida adulta, idade mais avançada, menopausa mais tardia e menor nível de escolaridade. O uso desta ferramenta analítica deveria ser estimulada na área da saúde, em análises exploratórias das inter-relações entre um grande número de variáveis em populações de interesse.This study illustrates the use of correspondence analysis to identify distinct profiles characterizing hormone replacement therapy (HRT users and non-users, allowing the visualization of concurrent characteristics associated with this self-selection process. We analyzed cross-sectional information provided by 195 women reporting natural menopause, among 2,240 participants in the Pro-Saude Study (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Non-users had an unfavorable profile, including greater weight gain during adult life, older age, later menopause, and less schooling. This analytic tool should be used more extensively in public health research, in exploratory analyses of the relations among a large number of variables in key populations.

  12. Meta-análise do uso de ácido linoleico conjugado na alimentação de suínos Meta-analysis of conjugated linoleic acid use in pigs feeding

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    Ines Andretta

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar uma meta-análise da associação do ácido linoleico conjugado (CLA com o desempenho e a qualidade de carcaça e de carne em suínos (Sus scrofa domesticus. A base de dados utilizada contemplou 15 artigos publicados entre 1999 e 2006, e totalizou 216 dietas e 5.223 animais. A meta-análise foi realizada por meio de análises gráficas (para observar coerência biológica dos dados, de correlação (para identificar variáveis correlacionadas e de variância-covariância. O modelo da análise de variância incluiu apenas as variáveis de carne e carcaça mais correlacionadas com o consumo de CLA pelos animais, além das codificações para os efeitos inter e intra-experimentos. A inclusão do ácido linoleico apresentou correlação negativa com a eficiência alimentar e positiva com o consumo de ração e o ganho de peso dos animais. Não houve alteração do consumo de ração, do ganho de peso e da eficiência alimentar dos suínos. O ácido linoleico conjugado aumentou em 9% o conteúdo de carne magra na carcaça, e seu consumo variou a espessura média de toucinho. O ácido linoleico conjugado aumenta o conteúdo de carne magra e reduz a espessura de toucinho na carcaça, sem influenciar o desempenho e a qualidade da carne em suínos.This work aimed at meta-analyzing the association of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA with the performance and the carcass and meat quality in pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus. The database used assembled 15 scientific papers, published from 1999 to 2006, comprising 216 diets and 5,223 animals. Meta-analysis was carried out by graphical examination (to observe biological coherency, correlation (to identify correlated variables and variance-covariance analysis of the data. The analysis of variance included only meat and carcass variables with stronger correlation to CLA consumption by the animals, and encodings to inter and intra-experimental effects. The inclusion of CLA in diets

  13. Using Students´ Analysis in Teaching Public Speaking for Business Uso del análisis de los estudiantes en la enseñanza del discurso oral en negocios

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    M Ashraf Rizvi

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    Full Text Available This paper investigates a particular aspect of learner participation - students´ analysis (SA in an oral communication program of an undergraduate business and commerce curriculum in Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman - and examines its role in improving and promoting learning effectiveness in English for Academic Purposes (EAP classroom discourse. Drawing on the results of a set of surveys into needs analysis, students´ peer response and student feedback, it is suggested that SA can play a significant role by providing wider input into the content, design and implementation of an EAP course by creating opportunities to engage students in interesting and meaningful classroom experiences and providing essential data for reviewing and evaluating the course to improve and promote its effectiveness.Este artículo investiga un aspecto particular de la participación del estudiante - análisis de los estudiantes en un programa de comunicación oral del currículo de un pregrado en negocios y comercio de la Universidad Sultan Qaboos del Sultanato de Oman - y examina su rol en el mejoramiento y promoción de la efectividad del aprendizaje en el discurso del aula de inglés con propósitos académicos. Basado en los resultados de una serie de encuestas sobre análisis de necesidades, respuesta a pares y retroalimentación del estudiante, se puede sugerir que el análisis de los estudiantes (SA tiene un papel significativo en cuanto proporciona un insumo más amplio en el contenido, diseño e implementación de un curso de inglés con propósitos académicos, ofreciendo así mayores oportunidades para involucrar a los estudiantes en experiencias interesantes y significativas en el aula y brindando información esencial para la revisión y evaluación del curso, para así mejorar y promover su efectividad.

  14. Dictionary learning and sparse recovery for electrodermal activity analysis

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    Kelsey, Malia; Dallal, Ahmed; Eldeeb, Safaa; Akcakaya, Murat; Kleckner, Ian; Gerard, Christophe; Quigley, Karen S.; Goodwin, Matthew S.

    2016-05-01

    Measures of electrodermal activity (EDA) have advanced research in a wide variety of areas including psychophysiology; however, the majority of this research is typically undertaken in laboratory settings. To extend the ecological validity of laboratory assessments, researchers are taking advantage of advances in wireless biosensors to gather EDA data in ambulatory settings, such as in school classrooms. While measuring EDA in naturalistic contexts may enhance ecological validity, it also introduces analytical challenges that current techniques cannot address. One limitation is the limited efficiency and automation of analysis techniques. Many groups either analyze their data by hand, reviewing each individual record, or use computationally inefficient software that limits timely analysis of large data sets. To address this limitation, we developed a method to accurately and automatically identify SCRs using curve fitting methods. Curve fitting has been shown to improve the accuracy of SCR amplitude and location estimations, but have not yet been used to reduce computational complexity. In this paper, sparse recovery and dictionary learning methods are combined to improve computational efficiency of analysis and decrease run time, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy in detecting SCRs. Here, a dictionary is first created using curve fitting methods for a standard SCR shape. Then, orthogonal matching pursuit (OMP) is used to detect SCRs within a dataset using the dictionary to complete sparse recovery. Evaluation of our method, including a comparison to for speed and accuracy with existing software, showed an accuracy of 80% and a reduced run time.

  15. Analysis of motor activities of professional soccer players.

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    Andrzejewski, Marcin; Chmura, Jan; Pluta, Beata; Kasprzak, Andrzej

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    The objective of this study was to determine the distance covered by professional soccer players during matches with the use of the computerized match analysis system Amisco Pro® (version 1.0.2, Nice, France). Kinematic examination included the specification of the distance covered by 31 players participating in 4 matches in the Union of European Football Association Cup competitions during the 2008-2009 season. Data were analyzed based on players' positions on the pitch, changes in the players' motor activity intensity level, and match period (first or second half). The results of statistical analysis revealed that the average total distance covered by all players (n = 31) was 11,288 ± 734 m. With respect to the player's position on the pitch, the midfielders traveled the longest average distance (11,770 ± 554 m) during the game. This was 3% longer than the distance achieved by the attackers at 11,377 ± 584 m, and 7% longer than that achieved by the defenders 10,932 ± 728 m. The analysis of physical loads on soccer players during a match is highly useful for training individualization. It provides a tool for effective planning and for recording the loads on players, which is an indispensable element of modern coaching.

  16. Uso de drogas ilícitas em atletas jovens

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    Flávia Renata de Almeida

    2012-01-01

    Os debates sociais que surgiram nas últimas décadas sobre o uso de drogas entre os jovens têm merecido significativa atenção por parte de toda a sociedade. Isto decorre dos grandes desafios de se lidar com as mudanças durante a adolescência, pois nesta fase é maior a possibilidade de ter contato com qualquer tipo de droga (BAUS; KUPEK, PIRES, 2002), seja qual for o motivo. Desta maneira, o objetivo do estudo foi identificar o uso experimental de drogas ilícitas em amostra representativa de at...

  17. Los pros y los contras del uso de la mariguana

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    Cleva Villanueva

    2010-01-01

    La mariguana es la droga más usada en todo el mundo. El presente estudio analiza los efectos de los fitocanabinoides (contenidos en la mariguana) y de los canabinoides endógenos (producidos en el organismo). Se evalúan las posibilidades terapéuticas destacando el efecto antiemético (único uso aceptado). Al final se emite una opinión sobre la legalización basada en los efectos permanentes que produce y que están asociados al uso en edad temprana.

  18. Estrangeirismos em propagandas de revistas brasileiras: usos/abusos?!

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    O artigo trata do uso de palavras estrangeiras dentro do contexto publicitário. Como objetivo, analisa peças publicitárias veiculadas na revista Veja, em perspectiva laboviana, com o levantamento de termos estrangeiros presentes na publicidade da revista; apoia-se na Sociolinguística Variacionista como aporte teórico e utiliza como procedimento metodológico a análise qualitativo-quantitativa de base estatística e descrição de dados coletados. Conclui que o uso de termos estrangeiros em peças ...

  19. Coastal dynamics physical and mathematical modelling, territorial analysis, G.I.S. instrumentation. The state of the arts; La dinamica costiera modellistica fisico-matematica, analisi del territorio, il supporto G.I.S. e la strumentazione in uso

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    De Bonis, P.; Fattorusso, G.; Onori, F.; Pagano, A.; Pasanisi, F.; Peloso, A.; Regina, P.; Tebano, C.; Zarlenga, F. [ENEA, Div. Caratterizzazione dell' Ambiente, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome (Italy)

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    The aim of the present work is to offer, in a single volume, the basic notions relative to different aspects, both theoretical and practical, of the study of coastal dynamical processes. It has been dealt with geological issues, physical and mathematical modelling, effects related to human activities, Geographical Information Systems as well as both laboratory and fields instrumentations. Reading this technical paper it has to keep in mind two aspects which have been authors guidelines. First of all, the research theme's have been studied on their theoretical aspects, focusing on the most recent developments. Then have been selected some up to date experiences and discuss their application. The general framework of this publication, which necessarily leave out some particular issues, for which the readers are to be referred to the references, gives a synthetic and homogenous picture of the state of the arts in coastal modelling. [Italian] Lo scopo della presente pubblicazione e' quello di offrire, in un unico volume, le nozioni di base riguardo ai diversi argomenti sia teorici sia pratici relativi all'analisi delle dinamiche costiere. Sono stati affrontati i temi relativi alla geologia, alla modellistica fisica e matematica, ai fattori di pressione antropica, all'utilizzo di Sistemi Informativi Geografici e alla strumentazione sia di campo sia di laboratorio. Nello sviluppo del presente Rapporto Tecnico si possono individuare per ciascuna delle aree di interesse due aspetti fondamentali. Dapprima i temi di ricerca sono stati studiati da un punto di vista teorico generale, con attenzione agli sviluppi piu' attuali e successivamente sono state presentate alcune recenti esperienze ed applicazioni di tali conoscenze. L'impostazione generale del presente lavoro, che sicuramente porta a trascurare alcuni aspetti particolari, per i quali si rimanda alla bibliografia, fornisce in ogni caso un quadro sintetico ed organico dello stato dell

  20. Use of the sensitivity analysis for multi-attributes decision models for oil exploration and production systems; Uso da analise de sensibilidade em modelos de decisao multiatributos para sistemas de exploracao e producao de petroleo

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    Furtado, Ricardo

    2000-07-01

    Today, oil companies must be able to survive in a hostile and competitive environment. Such environment involves volatility of oil prices, the narrow margins of profitability, and ever increasing environmental restrictions. In order to survive, firms must have the appropriate tools to consider the tradeoffs involving the financial, environmental, technological and of market parameters which are the key elements within the investment decision-making process. The aim of the present work is to analyze the behavior of the weights (relative importance) of the attributes int the multi-criteria decision model through a high dimension sensitivity analysis. Among the benefits of such method are: provide the analyst (decision-maker) with a better characterization and control of the weights of the attributes, providing the user with a clear view of the entire decision process. The methodology suggested in this dissertation was applied in two oil exploration and production case studies. The first case involved the selection of an exploratory target among three options. In this case, there is interaction of the objectives of the company, where financial, technological and of market parameters interact. In the second case, a hypothetical production project is suggested. For this second study, the decision-maker has the option of using one of the following production systems: a FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading); a TLP (Tension Leg Platform); or a SS (Semi Submersible). The attributes for each one of the production systems are financial, technological and environmental. In this second case, the model makes it possible to simulate several options, providing the manager with the choice of the most appropriate production system to this objectives and preferences. (author)

  1. Quantitative neutron capture resonance analysis verified with instrumental neutron activation analysis

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    Blaauw, M. E-mail: blaauw@iri.tudelft.nl; Postma, H.; Mutti, P

    2003-06-01

    The newly developed elemental analysis technique Neutron Resonance Capture Analysis (NRCA) was verified by analyzing a prehistoric bronze arrowhead with both NRCA and Instrumental Activation Analysis (INAA). In NRCA, elements are identified through their neutron resonance capture energies as determined through detection of prompt capture gamma-rays as a function of time of flight. The quantification is obtained from the resonance peak areas. Corrections are required for neutron-energy-dependent dead time and self-shielding, the latter also depending on Doppler broadening. The analysis program REFIT, of which the intended use is the determination of the resonance parameters, was used to this end. The agreement observed between INAA and NRCA results indicates that the NRCA results obtained are accurate.

  2. EMG analysis of peroneal and tibialis anterior muscle activity prior to foot contact during functional activities.

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    McLoda, T A; Hansen, A J; Birrer, D A

    2004-06-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the pre-activity of the tibialis anterior (TA), peroneus longus (PL), and peroneus brevis (PB) prior to foot contact during three conditions. Twenty-six subjects (age 22 +/- 2 yrs; 15 male, 11 female) with no lower extremity injuries reported for data collection. Data were collected from each subject's dominant leg using surface electromyography (EMG). EMG electrodes were applied over the test muscles using a standard protocol. A heel-toe strike transducer was affixed to the bottom of the subject's shoe. The subject completed two randomized trials of walking on a treadmill (5.6 kph), jogging on a treadmill (9.3 kph) and drop landing from a 38 cm box. Isometric reference positions (IRPs) were recorded for the TA, PL, and PB. Muscle data were normalized to IRPs and the average processed EMG for the 200 ms prior to heel strike during walking and jogging and prior to toe strike when dropping from the box was used for analysis. A one-way repeated measures MANOVA was used to detect differences in pre-activity of the muscles between the three conditions. Univariate tests were used to determine differences for each muscle and Tukey's was applied post hoc to determine individual effect differences. The MANOVA revealed significant differences among the three conditions (F2.50 = 10.770; P < .0005). Average TA activity was significantly higher during jogging (Tukey's; P < .0005). Significant differences existed between each condition for the TA. Average PL and PB activity was significantly higher when drop landing (Tukey's; P < .0005). There was no significant difference between walking and jogging for the PL and PB. The amount of muscle pre-activity occurring before heel or toe strike provides useful information for the examination of reaction times to unexpected inversion during dynamic activities.

  3. International Space Station USOS Potable Water Dispenser Development

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    Shaw, Laura A.; Barreda, Jose L.

    2008-01-01

    The International Space Station (ISS) Russian Segment currently provides potable water dispensing capability for crewmember food and beverage rehydration. All ISS crewmembers rehydrate Russian and U.S. style food packages from this location. A new United States On-orbit Segment (USOS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) is under development. This unit will provide additional potable water dispensing capability to support an onorbit crew of six. The PWD is designed to provide incremental quantities of hot and ambient temperature potable water to U.S. style food packages. It will receive iodinated water from the Fuel Cell Water Bus in the U.S. Laboratory element. The unit will provide potable-quality water, including active removal of biocidal iodine prior to dispensing. A heater assembly contained within the unit will be able to supply up to 2.0 liters of hot water (65 to 93oC) every thirty minutes. This quantity will allow three to four crewmembers to rehydrate their food and beverages from this location during a single meal. The unit is designed to remain functional for up to ten years with replacement of limited life items such as filters. It will be the size of two stacked Shuttle Middeck lockers (approximately the size of two small suitcases) and integrated into a science payload rack in the U.S. Laboratory element. Providing potable-quality water at the proper temperature for food and beverage reconstitution is critical to maintaining crew health and well-being. The numerous engineering challenges as well as human factors and safety considerations during the concept, design, and prototyping are outlined in this paper.

  4. PROCEDIMIENTOS PARA EL ANÁLISIS DE LA MOVILIDAD PREHISTÓRICA ENTRE LOS CONSTRUCTORES DE CERRITOS MEDIANTE EL USO DE TECNOLOGÍAS GEOESPACIALES / Procedures for prehistoric mobility analysis among mound builders through geospatial technologies

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    Camila Gianotti García

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados preliminares del proyecto Paisajes del Movimiento (ANII FCE 2-2011-1-5679 orientado al estudio de la movilidad y el movimiento humano prehistórico entre los constructores de cerritos de las tierras bajas del Noreste de Uruguay. Se busca investigar las lógicas, procesos y prácticas relacionadas con el movimiento humano y la movilidad a partir de la evidencia arqueológica,  profundizando en el rol específico que tuvieron estas actividades en la construcción social del paisaje monumental. La estrategia de investigación se inscribe en la Arqueología del Paisaje y sigue los lineamientos generales de la sociología del movimiento. En este marco se pretende investigar la interrelación entre prácticas humanas específicas como son el movimiento y la movilidad, su estructura espacial y aspectos geográficos utilizando tecnología SIG. Las rutinas analíticas aplicadas permiten establecer y modelizar las pautas generales del movimiento en el contexto ecológico de las tierras bajas y discutir su continuidad, rupturas y pervivencia en un período de larga duración.   Palabras clave: paisaje, movimiento humano, cerritos de indios, tierras bajas, SIG     Abstract In this paper we present preliminary results of the project Landscapes in Movement (Paisajes en Movimiento ANII FCE 2-2011-1-5679. This project approaches prehistoric human movement and mobility among mound builders in the lowlands of the Northeast of Uruguay. Based on the archaeological evidence, we carry out research on the logics, processes, and practices related to human movement and mobility, focusing into the specific role that the activities of social construction of monumental landscape played. The research strategy is framed within Landscape Archaeology and follows the general guidelines of sociology of movement. Within this framework we intend to investigate the interrelation between specific human practices (like movement and mobility, their spatial

  5. Síndrome cólica em equinos de uso militar: análise multivariável de fatores de risco Colic syndrome in military horses: risk factors multivariable analysis

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    Paula Vieira Evans Hossell Laranjeira

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os fatores associados a episódios de cólica em equinos de unidades militares no Estado do Rio de Janeiro: Regimento Escola de Cavalaria, Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras e Esquadrão Escola de Cavalaria da Polícia Militar. Para tanto, foi conduzido um estudo de caso controle aninhado em uma coorte. Um total de 770 equinos foi estudado, com 362 (47,0% equinos classificados como casos e 408 (53,0% classificados como controles. A análise multivariável de regressão logística foi utilizada para identificar os fatores preditivos da cólica, mostrando que o sistema de criação dos equinos em confinamento (OR= 3,62; 95% IC 2,57-5,10; o consumo de grãos superior a 6kg dia-1 (OR= 2,64; 95% IC 1,54-4,50; e a idade dos equinos, com maior possibilidade de ocorrência da cólica nos animais com idade superior a 16 anos (OR= 2,08; 95% IC 1,18-3,67, foram fatores de risco significativamente associados à cólica, após ajustamento para outras variáveis.This research aimed to identify colic associated factors in horses of military units in Rio de Janeiro State: Regimento Escola de Cavalaria, Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras and Esquadrão Escola de Cavalaria. A case control study nestled in one coorte was conducted. A total of 770 horses had been studied, with 362 (47.0% horses classified as cases and 408 (53.0% as control. Multivariable analysis of logistic regression was used to identify colic predictive factors, showing that horses confined system creation (OR= 3.62; 95% CI 2.57-5.10, concentrate intake above 6kg day-1 (OR= 2.64; 95% CI 1.54-4.50 and equine age, with higher possibility of colic in horses above 16 years (OR= 2.08; 95% CI 1.18-3.67, had been risk factors significantly associated with colic, after adjustment for other variables.

  6. Análise longitudinal de músculos sóleos, de ratos, submetidos a alongamento passivo com uso prévio de ultrassom terapêutico Longitudinal analysis of soleus muscles of rats submitted to passive stretching with previous use of therapeutic ultrasound

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    Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O alongamento muscular é muito difundido entre atletas e pessoas envolvidas em atividades físicas, além de procedimento rotineiro em clínicas de fisioterapia, principalmente visando o aumento na flexibilidade. O ultrassom terapêutico possui ações térmicas e atérmicas, o que gera possibilidades de aumento de extensibilidade tecidual e metabolismo celular, e pode auxiliar nos efeitos anabólicos do alongamento estático. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar os efeitos do alongamento passivo estático em músculo sóleo esquerdo (MSE de ratos, associado ao uso do ultrassom terapêutico, sobre alterações longitudinais do tecido muscular. Foram utilizados 42 ratos Wistar, divididos em grupos tratados com ultrassom terapêutico com doses térmicas e não, e subsequente alongamento estático em três séries de 30s, além de grupos apenas tratados com ultrassom ou alongados, durante 15 dias de tratamento. Foram comparadas as variações encontradas entre o MSE e o MSD de cada grupo. As variáveis foram: comprimento muscular, estimativa de sarcômeros em série na fibra e ao longo do músculo, e comprimento de sarcômeros. Os resultados das variáveis analisadas apontaram alterações no comprimento muscular de repouso nos grupos em que foi associado ultrassom terapêutico, em dose térmica, ao alongamento estático, mas para as outras variáveis analisadas não houve diferenças significativas. Conclui-se que o alongamento passivo estático e o uso associado do ultrassom terapêutico, de forma térmica, produziram apenas aumento no comprimento muscular em repouso.Muscular stretching is much diffused among athletes and people involved in physical activities, besides being a routine procedure in physiotherapy clinics, mainly aiming at flexibility increase. The therapeutic ultrasound possesses thermal and non-thermal effects, which generate possibilities of tissue extensibility and cellular metabolism increase and can aid in static stretching

  7. Análise discriminante de solos sob diferentes usos em área de Mata Atlântica a partir de atributos da matéria orgânica Discriminant analysis of soils under different land uses in the Atlantic Rain Forest area using organic matter attributes

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    Vinicius de Melo Benites

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Na região serrana do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (bioma Mata Atlântica, pequenos agricultores praticam agricultura itinerante no sistema de corte e queima. Neste trabalho, amostras de horizontes superficiais (0 -15 cm de um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo sob cinco diferentes coberturas vegetais (Mata Atlântica, cultivo anual, café, banana e pastagem foram coletadas para caracterização química dos teores de carbono nas diferentes frações de substâncias húmicas. As amostras obtidas sob mata e sob pastagem puderam ser nitidamente isoladas das demais pelo modelo discriminante construído. Aquelas representativas do grupo das culturas (banana, café e cultivo foram superposicionadas, indicando haver semelhança entre os atributos relativos à matéria orgânica nos solos sob esses usos. O modelo obtido permitiu classificar corretamente 88% das amostras analisadas. Os atributos ácidos fúlvicos (AF, carbono orgânico (C, nitrogênio total (N e relação C/N foram selecionados pelo modelo, sendo o teor de ácidos fúlvicos o atributo de maior peso relativo. Esse resultado indica que o fracionamento de substâncias húmicas permite a observação de alterações no solo que não são possíveis de serem identificadas pela simples determinação do teor de carbono orgânico total. Pelo padrão de agrupamento das áreas (mata-pastagem e banana-café-cultivo, denotou-se que o uso de fertilizantes pode se relacionar com alterações em atributos indicadores importantes, como o teor de ácidos fúlvicos.In the mountain region of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Atlantic Rain Forest biome, small farmers practice shifting cultivation in the slash and burn system. In this work, soil surfaces samples (0-15cm of a Yellow Red Latossolo under five different vegetal coverings (Atlantic Rain Forest, annual culture, coffee, banana and pasture, had been taken in the small farming area of Bom Jardim RJ for soil chemical characterization and carbon content analysis in

  8. Use of base metal casting alloys for implant framework: marginal accuracy analysis Uso de ligas metálicas básicas em próteses sobre implantes: análise da adaptação marginal

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    Stefania Carvalho Kano

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The original protocol for implant prosthesis recommends the use of a gold framework for acrylic and ceramic prosthesis. However, due to its high cost, the use of alternative alloys is desired. This study compares the marginal accuracy of pre-made cylinders versus plastic cylinders cast with two different base metal casting alloys. Five samples each of (1 plastic cylinder cast in cobalt-chromium alloy, (2 plastic cylinder cast in nickel-chromium alloy, and (3 silver-palladium pre-made cylinder (control were examined for marginal accuracy according to: (A vertical gap; (B horizontal gap and (C horizontal gap depth at the abutment/cylinder interface. Data were submitted to statistical analysis (ANOVA and Student-Newman Keuls, pO protocolo para prótese sobre implantes recomenda o uso de uma infra-estrutura em ouro para próteses metalo-plásticas e metalo-cerâmicas. No entanto, devido ao seu alto custo, o uso de ligas alternativas é desejado. OBJETIVO: Este estudo compara a adaptação marginal de cilindros protéticos pré-fabricados e cilindros protéticos plásticos fundidos com dois tipos de ligas metálicas básicas. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: 05 amostras de (1 cilindros plásticos fundidos em liga de cobalto cromo; (2 cilindros plásticos fundidos em liga de níquel cromo e (3 cilindros pré-fabricados com cinta metálica em paládio, foram examinados na interface intermediário/cilindro protético na análise de desajuste marginal, considerando-se (A desajuste vertical, (B desajuste horizontal e (C profundidade de fenda. RESULTADOS: os valores médios para o desajuste vertical, horizontal e profundidade foram, respectivamente, 4,13µm, 14,5µm e 6,93µm para o cilindro pré-fabricado em paládio, 23,18µm, 33,2µm e 88µm para os cilindros plásticos fundidos em Níquel cromo e 25,6µm, 51,8µm e 114,54 µm para os cilindros fundidos em cobalto-cromo. CONCLUSÃO: não foram encontradas diferenças estatísticas entre os grupos fundidos (grupo 1

  9. Relações entre qualidade da água e uso do solo em Goiás: uma análise à escala da bacia hidrográfica Water quality and land use relations in Goias: a watershed scale analysis

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    Barbara Rocha Pinto Bonnet

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo principal investigar possíveis relações entre qualidade da água e uso do solo em bacias hidrográficas de abastecimento público em Goiás. Nesse sentido, foram compilados dados de 174 captações, operadas pelo Saneamento de Goiás entre janeiro/2002 e dezembro/2004. Médias anuais de seca e de cheia, de turbidez, cor aparente, pH, cloretos e índices de coliforme total e fecal foram relacionadas, por análise de componentes principais, em um índice de qualidade de água (IQA. Com base no mapa de cobertura e uso do solo de Goiás, à escala de 1:250.000, e um mosaico de imagens SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, foram delimitadas as bacias de 89 das captações, para as quais foi calculado um Índice Normalizado de Vegetação Remanescente (NRVI. Cor aparente, turbidez, pH, ICT e ICF estiveram aquém dos padrões legalmente requeridos em até 62,43% das captações analisadas, principalmente nos períodos de cheia, quando os piores valores de IQA são observados. Os resultados indicaram que o IQA utilizado é sensível às variações sazonais e responde ao aporte de sedimentos e matéria orgânica por escoamento superficial. Da mesma forma, esse índice se relaciona, ainda que de forma tênue, às variações regionais nos valores de NRVI. Assim, novos estudos, levando-se em conta outros parâmetros de qualidade da água (como nitrogênio e fósforo e diferentes escalas da paisagem (ex. zona ripária, são necessários, com vistas a uma melhor determinação dessas relações.The main goal of this paper was to investigate possible relations between water quality and land use in public water-supplying watersheds in the state of Goias. Thus, data from 174 catchments, operated by Saneamento de Goias were compiled, corresponding to January/2002 - December/2004. Annual, drought and flood season means for turbidity, apparent color, pH, chloride and total and fecal coliform indices (ICT and ICF were reported

  10. Analysis of the use of fenthion via epicutaneous in dogs for Rhipicephalus sanguineus control Análise do uso de fenthion via epicutânea em cães para o controle de Rhipicephalus sanguineus

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    Full Text Available The action of fenthion was studied in a 15% epicutaneous formulation upon Rhipicephalus sanguineus, which may transmit pathogens to men and other animals, such as Ehrlichia, Babesia and Ricketsia. Dogs were artificially infected for the trial. The fenthion bioassays were begun four months after artificial infestation. The test group, having a mean of 186 ticks per dog, received the formulation dosage according to body weight on the neck region. Tick counts were performed, considering diameters > or = 2mm, during 11 days of treatment, in the most affected body areas: back, ears and paws. Before the application of fenthion in the dogs, it were observed an average 43.3% ticks in the ears, 38.1% in the back area and 17.6% in the paws. The number of ticks in dogs decreased by 36.2%, 63.8%, 82.7%, 67%, 40% and 4.9%, respectively on days 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 after treatment. R. sanguineus anti-tick activity, lower than that officially recommended, was verified. The number of ticks increased progressively after the 5th day, demonstrating residual insecticide inefficacy. The results obtained did not indicate the use of this formulation, at the tested dosage, as an elective measure for R. sanguineus control.Investigou-se a atividade de fenthion em formulação epicutânea a 15% sobre Rhipicephalus sanguineus, transmissor de patógenos ao homem e animais, tais como Ehrlichia, Babesia e Ricketsia. Infestou-se artificialmente cães com larvas deste carrapato. Os bioensaios com o fenthion iniciaram-se 4 meses após a infestação artificial. Constatada a média de 186 ixodídeos/cão, cães do grupo teste receberam na região da nuca a dosagem correspondente ao seu peso. Avaliaram-se a eficiência e a atividade residual através de contagens dos carrapatos com diâmetro > ou = 2mm, durante 11 dias, nas áreas corpóreas mais parasitadas: dorso, orelhas e patas. Anteriormente, à aplicação do fenthion, 44,3% dos carrapatos format observados nas orelhas

  11. Recurrencias de malaria por Plasmodium vivax según el uso de primaquina: análisis de estudios descriptivos longitudinales Plasmodium vivax malaria recurrence according to the use of primaquine: analysis of longitudinal descriptive studies

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    Jaime Carmona-Fonseca

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available ANTECEDENTES: la primaquina (PQ es el único medicamento disponible en el mercado para prevenir recurrencias del paludismo por Plasmodium vivax pero varios aspectos suyos se desconocen. OBJETIVO: comparar regímenes de PQ para prevenir recurrencias de malaria vivax. METODOLOGÍA: revisión sistemática de datos. RESULTADOS: 1. ¿Según los estudios descriptivos, la PQ es eficaz para prevenir las recurrencias del paludismo vivax? Sí. La comparación de estudios que no usaron PQ con otros que sí la aplicaron, en cualquier esquema, mostró que si no se usa PQ la recurrencia es altamente probable. 2. ¿Tienen la misma eficacia dosis diarias (mg/kg iguales pero dosis totales diferentes? La dosis total de 75 mg es tanto o más eficaz que la de 210 mg. 3. ¿La eficacia anti-recurrencias depende del lugar donde sucede la infección? Si. Hay variación según país y región. 4. ¿La frecuencia de recurrencias depende del tiempo de seguimiento post tratamiento? La respuesta no es uniforme para todos los lugares. CONCLUSIONES: la PQ resultó eficaz para prevenir las recurrencias, pero no fue 100%. Las dosis totales de 210 y de 75 mg tuvieron igual eficacia, pero 75 mg sólo han sido evaluados en India, donde P. vivax parece ser más sensible a la PQ que en otros lugares. Parece indudable la influencia del lugar en la proporción de recurrencias, incluso con una misma dosis total. El papel del tiempo de seguimiento no resultó claro. Deben evaluarse esquemas alternativos al estándar, que tiene eficacia promedio de 90% o más.BACKGROUND: primaquine (PQ is the only drug available in the market to prevent Plasmodium vivax malaria recurrence, but several aspects are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare PQ regimens to prevent recurrence of vivax malaria. METHODS: systematic review and meta-analysis of data. RESULTS: 1. According to descriptive studies, is PQ effective in preventing recurrence of vivax malaria? Yes. The comparison of studies that did not use

  12. Advances in the Chemical Analysis and Biological Activities of Chuanxiong

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    Jin-Ao Duan

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Chuanxiong Rhizoma (Chuan-Xiong, CX, the dried rhizome of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Umbelliferae, is one of the most popular plant medicines in the World. Modern research indicates that organic acids, phthalides, alkaloids, polysaccharides, ceramides and cerebrosides are main components responsible for the bioactivities and properties of CX. Because of its complex constituents, multidisciplinary techniques are needed to validate the analytical methods that support CX’s use worldwide. In the past two decades, rapid development of technology has advanced many aspects of CX research. The aim of this review is to illustrate the recent advances in the chemical analysis and biological activities of CX, and to highlight new applications and challenges. Emphasis is placed on recent trends and emerging techniques.

  13. NIRS-BASED CORTICAL ACTIVATION ANALYSIS BY TEMPORAL CROSS CORRELATION

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    Raul Fernandez-Rojas

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In this study we present a method of signal processing to determine dominant channels in near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS. To compare measuring channels and identify delays between them, cross correlation is computed. Furthermore, to find out possible dominant channels, a visual inspection was performed. The outcomes demonstrated that the visual inspection exhibited evoked-related activations in the primary somatosensory cortex (S1 after stimulation which is consistent with comparable studies and the cross correlation study discovered dominant channels on both cerebral hemispheres. The analysis also showed a relationship between dominant channels and adjacent channels. For that reason, our results present a new method to identify dominant regions in the cerebral cortex using near-infrared spectroscopy. These findings have also implications in the decrease of channels by eliminating irrelevant channels for the experiment.

  14. Neutron activation analysis of multimetallic accumulation in dolomites

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    Zovko Emira

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The reason for exploring polymetallic ores, which are found in dolomite structures of the Veovača and Borovica zone near Vareš, lies in the fact that there is very little information about its chemical structure. The isolated concentrates that we analyzed from surface mines, have shown significant difference in quantity of trace elements. Deep probing of the whole area was not performed, but there are presumptions that there are roots of ore-rich dolomites in the areas of 30 - 40 km. The future concept of exploitation of these mines in the Vareš zone would probably require deeper probing. There are prospects for finding higher quality deposits with significant quantities of polymetallic components. By the method of neutron activation analysis the existence of mercury in amounts of about 0.4 % was confirmed. Because of the presence of mercury, these concentrates are not appropriate for pyrometallurgy, since it may result in environment contamination.

  15. The analysis and reconciliation of students' rebuttals in argumentation activities

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    Lin, Yu-Ren; Hung, Jeng-Fung

    2016-01-01

    The present study investigated the guidance provided by science teachers to resolve conflicts during socioscientific issue-based argumentation activities. A graphical representation (GR) was developed as a tool to code and analyze the dialogue interaction process. Through the GR and qualitative analysis, we identified three types of dialogue reconciling strategies. The first one consists of teacher management, in which the teacher temporarily maintains the right to speak when students get mired in an emotional rebuttal situation. The second strategy involves the use of qualifiers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an opposing argument. The third strategy consists of providing students with guidance to keep both parties (i.e. the students taking, respectively, the affirmative and negative positions) on the same discussion topic and can be used to assist teachers with forming broad questions that prompt students to conduct deeper discussions. These reconciling strategies were beneficial in that they helped students to argue in a more reflective way.

  16. Analysis of Heat Transfer in Actively Cooled Compound Gun Barrel

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    WU Bin; XIA Wei

    2005-01-01

    when a gun fires, a large amount of heat is brought in the barrel. Erosion/wear and security problems(self ignition of the propellant) associated with this high thermal energy have to be solved owing to the use of higher combustion gas temperature for improved cannon performance and firing at the sustained high rates. Barrel cooling technologies are the effective measures for addressing this issue. In view of the importance of having knowledge of the heat flux, an approach to calculate heat flux based on measurements was presented and validated. The calculated heat flux is used as the inner boundary condition for modeling heat transfer in a 155 mm mid-wall cooled compound gun barrel. Theoretical analysis and simulated results show that natural air cooling is dramatically slower than the forced liquid mid-wall cooling, accordingly wear life of actively cooled barrel is increased and barrel overheating is prevented.

  17. Uso de carvão ativado e resina de troca iônica para limpeza e concentração de enzimas em extratos de madeira biodegradada = Use of activated charcoal and ion-exchange resin to cleaN up and concentrate enzymes in extracts from biodegraded wood

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    André Ferraz

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Ceriporiopsis subvermispora foi utilizado para a biodegradação de cavacos de Eucalyptus grandis na presença ou ausência de cossubstratos (glicose e milhocina durante 7, 14 e 28 dias. Os cavacos obtidos em cada um desses períodos foram extraídos com tampãoacetato de sódio 50 mM (pH 5,5 adicionado de 0,01% de Tween 60. A atividade de manganês peroxidases (MnPs nos extratos foi marcante ao longo de todo o período de biodegradação, tanto na ausência (430, 765 e 896 UI kg-1, respectivamente quanto na presença de cossubstratos (1.013, 2.066 e 2.323 UI kg-1, respectivamente. Os extratos apresentaram elevadas relações entre absorbância a 280 e a 405 nm, indicando forte abundância de compostos aromáticos derivados da lignina em relação à heme-peroxidases. A adsorção em carvão ativado se mostrou uma estratégia adequada para reduzir a absorbância a280 nm em todos os extratos. Além disso, permitiu maximizar a capacidade de um leito de resina trocadora de ânions (DEAE Sepharose, utilizado para concentrar as MnPs presentes nos referidos extratos. Concluiu-se que o uso de carvão ativado seguido de adsorção em DEAE Sepharose é uma estratégia que pode ser utilizada para concentrar MnPs em extratos obtidos durante a biodegradação de E. grandis por C. subvermispora.Ceriporiopsis subvermispora was used for the biodegradation of Eucalyptus grandis chips in the presence or absence of cosubstrates(glucose and corn steep liquor during 7, 14 and 28 days. Afterwards, the biodegraded chips were extracted with 50 mM sodium acetate buffer (pH 5.5 supplemented with 0.01% Tween 60. High activities of manganese peroxidases (MnPs were observed in all the extracts, both in the absence (430, 765 and 896 UI kg-1, respectively and in the presence of co-substrates (1,013; 2,066 and 2,323 UI kg-1, respectively. The extracts presented a high ratio between absorbances at 280 and 405 nm, indicating a strong abundance of aromatic compounds derived from

  18. Características y utilidad de los sustitutos de la comida: análisis de los productos comercializados de uso habitual en nuestro entorno Usefulness of meal replacement: analysis of the principal meal replacement products commercialised in Spain

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    M. Cabanillas

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    embargo para otros micronutrientes como el calcio, el magnesio, el ácido fólico y la vitamina B12 y no llega a alcanzarse el 33% de las RDA. Conclusión: Los planes de sustitución parcial de comidas son una opción más a tener en cuenta en el tratamiento de la obesidad, especialmente por tratarse de dietas de más fácil comprensión y manejo y con más altas tasas de seguimiento a largo plazo. Creemos, por tanto, que es fundamental ampliar el conocimiento que se tiene de estos productos, así como el establecimiento de unos criterios más estrictos en lo referente a la composición de los mismos, por parte de la administración.Introduction: Obesity has become a serious health problem. It is nowadays considered a pandemia and it is therefore a priority to develop different strategies on its prevention and treatment: lifestyle changes, community interventions as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological activities. In this way, meal replacement products (energy reduced products designed to replace one or two regular meals providing a supously nutritionally balanced low fat meal can be an alternative to traditional reduced calorie diet. Objective: Our aim was to revise the literature on meal replacement and compare the nutritional composition and the different forms of presentation of the main meal replacement products commercialised in Spain. Methodology: We made a research in pharmacies, weight loss centers and big supermarkets of food products specially designed to replace a meal. We compared the nutritional composition regarding macronutrients and micronutrients of the thirty-two different products founded, including their different form of presentation (bars, powder, drink-shakes and crackers. In order to judge their nutritional composition, we compared one meal replaced with these products with the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA. Results: The most common form of meal replacement products were bars (23 of 32 analyzed products, followed by powder for

  19. Analysis of umayyad islamic silver coins (Dirhams) by using instrumental neutron activation analysis

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    1999-01-01

    Islamic silver coins (Dirhams) running the period between 107 to 126 Hijri (726-743AD), which belong to the Umayyad Empire period, 41-132 hijri (661-750AD), were selected for analysis by using instrumentalneutron activation analysis techniques.During this period (105-126H),(724-743AD), the Caliph Hisham Eben Abdlemalek ruled the Umayyad Empire.Dirhams were irradiated in a reactor neutron activation facility.Levels of various elements viz.Cu, Ag and Au were estimated.It was found that the average silver concentration, the baseconstituent of the Dirham, was about 88wt%.Correlation between thecomposition of Dirhams and the historical implications was discussed.

  20. Image patch analysis of sunspots and active regions. I. Intrinsic dimension and correlation analysis

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    Moon, Kevin R.; Li, Jimmy J.; Delouille, Véronique; De Visscher, Ruben; Watson, Fraser; Hero, Alfred O.

    2016-01-01

    Context. The flare productivity of an active region is observed to be related to its spatial complexity. Mount Wilson or McIntosh sunspot classifications measure such complexity but in a categorical way, and may therefore not use all the information present in the observations. Moreover, such categorical schemes hinder a systematic study of an active region's evolution for example. Aims: We propose fine-scale quantitative descriptors for an active region's complexity and relate them to the Mount Wilson classification. We analyze the local correlation structure within continuum and magnetogram data, as well as the cross-correlation between continuum and magnetogram data. Methods: We compute the intrinsic dimension, partial correlation, and canonical correlation analysis (CCA) of image patches of continuum and magnetogram active region images taken from the SOHO-MDI instrument. We use masks of sunspots derived from continuum as well as larger masks of magnetic active regions derived from magnetogram to analyze separately the core part of an active region from its surrounding part. Results: We find relationships between the complexity of an active region as measured by its Mount Wilson classification and the intrinsic dimension of its image patches. Partial correlation patterns exhibit approximately a third-order Markov structure. CCA reveals different patterns of correlation between continuum and magnetogram within the sunspots and in the region surrounding the sunspots. Conclusions: Intrinsic dimension has the potential to distinguish simple from complex active regions. These results also pave the way for patch-based dictionary learning with a view toward automatic clustering of active regions.

  1. ANALYSIS OF AN ELECTROSTRICTIVE STACK ACTUATORFOR ACTIVE TRAILING EDGE FLAPS

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    2000-01-01

    Helicopter is a complex dynamic system with many rotating components. The rotor blades operate in a highly complex aerodynamic environment. The vibratory hub load, which is caused by cyclic variation of centrifugal and aerodynamic load of the rotating blades in flight, is transmitted to the fuselage, resulting in serious vibration and noise of the structure. It is one of the most important exciting sources in helicopters.  There has long been a desire to reduce helicopter vibration and to improve its performance. Control schemes adopted so far can be classified as either passive or active control technologies. The passive technologies include optimization of rotor hub, blade and the fuselage, hub or blade mounted passive vibration absorbers and anti-resonant vibration isolators. One of the major disadvantages with passive technologies is that they are designed to provide maximum vibration reduction at a specific frequency; therefore, their performance is degraded significantly with changes in the operating conditions of the rotor system.  With the development of computer science and active control technology, increasing efforts have been devoted to active control technologies to benefit helicopter vibration suppression in recent years. Earlier studies include Higher Harmonic Control (HHC)[1] and Individual Blade Control (IBC)[2], which is aimed to reduce the vibratory blade load by oscillating the blade in pitch motion using hydraulic actuators. It is successful in suppressing the vibration of the fuselage; however, its application is limited by serious energy consumption.  To overcome these difficulties, a new concept in helicopter vibration control is the smart rotor system. In this scheme, actuators are embedded in composite blades. They are used to activate the trailing edge flaps in higher harmonic pitch motion to adjust the lift force actively. Under the regulation of a control system, the vibratory hub load can be counteracted actively at

  2. Modeling place field activity with hierarchical slow feature analysis

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    Fabian eSchoenfeld

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present six experimental studies from the literature on hippocampal place cells and replicate their main results in a computational framework based on the principle of slowness. Each of the chosen studies first allows rodents to develop stable place field activity and then examines a distinct property of the established spatial encoding, namely adaptation to cue relocation and removal; directional firing activity in the linear track and open field; and results of morphing and stretching the overall environment. To replicate these studies we employ a hierarchical Slow Feature Analysis (SFA network. SFA is an unsupervised learning algorithm extracting slowly varying information from a given stream of data, and hierarchical application of SFA allows for high dimensional input such as visual images to be processed efficiently and in a biologically plausible fashion. Training data for the network is produced in ratlab, a free basic graphics engine designed to quickly set up a wide range of 3D environments mimicking real life experimental studies, simulate a foraging rodent while recording its visual input, and training & sampling a hierarchical SFA network.

  3. Revisiting Greek Propolis: Chromatographic Analysis and Antioxidant Activity Study

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    Kasiotis, Konstantinos M.; Anastasiadou, Pelagia; Papadopoulos, Antonis; Machera, Kyriaki

    2017-01-01

    Propolis is a bee product that has been extensively used in alternative medicine and recently has gained interest on a global scale as an essential ingredient of healthy foods and cosmetics. Propolis is also considered to improve human health and to prevent diseases such as inflammation, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. However, the claimed effects are anticipated to be correlated to its chemical composition. Since propolis is a natural product, its composition is consequently expected to be variable depending on the local flora alignment. In this work, we present the development of a novel HPLC-PDA-ESI/MS targeted method, used to identify and quantify 59 phenolic compounds in Greek propolis hydroalcoholic extracts. Amongst them, nine phenolic compounds are herein reported for the first time in Greek propolis. Alongside GC-MS complementary analysis was employed, unveiling eight additional newly reported compounds. The antioxidant activity study of the propolis samples verified the potential of these extracts to effectively scavenge radicals, with the extract of Imathia region exhibiting comparable antioxidant activity to that of quercetin. PMID:28103258

  4. Mercury mass measurement in fluorescent lamps via neutron activation analysis

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    Viererbl, L.; Vinš, M.; Lahodová, Z.; Fuksa, A.; Kučera, J.; Koleška, M.; Voljanskij, A.

    2015-11-01

    Mercury is an essential component of fluorescent lamps. Not all fluorescent lamps are recycled, resulting in contamination of the environment with toxic mercury, making measurement of the mercury mass used in fluorescent lamps important. Mercury mass measurement of lamps via instrumental neutron activation analysis (NAA) was tested under various conditions in the LVR-15 research reactor. Fluorescent lamps were irradiated in different positions in vertical irradiation channels and a horizontal channel in neutron fields with total fluence rates from 3×108 cm-2 s-1 to 1014 cm-2 s-1. The 202Hg(n,γ)203Hg nuclear reaction was used for mercury mass evaluation. Activities of 203Hg and others induced radionuclides were measured via gamma spectrometry with an HPGe detector at various times after irradiation. Standards containing an Hg2Cl2 compound were used to determine mercury mass. Problems arise from the presence of elements with a large effective cross section in luminescent material (europium, antimony and gadolinium) and glass (boron). The paper describes optimization of the NAA procedure in the LVR-15 research reactor with particular attention to influence of neutron self-absorption in fluorescent lamps.

  5. Active contour model based on force field analysis

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    HOU Zhi-qiang; HAN Chong-zhao

    2006-01-01

    The traditional snake initial contour should be close to the true boundary of an object of interest in an image;otherwise,an incorrect result will be obtained.Next,active contours have difficulties progressing into boundary concavities.Moreover,the traditional snake as well as almost all of its improved methods can be easily obtained from the local minimum because snake models are nonconvex.An active contour model based on force field analysis (FFA),namely,FFA snake model,is presented in this paper.Based on analyzing force distribution rules of the distance potential force field,a standard is introduced here to distinguish the false one from contour points.The result is not considered as the final solution when the snake energy is minimal.Furthermore,estimation and calculation should be made according to the established standard;only then can the result be considered final.Thus,the snake is prevented from running into the local minimum.The simulation results show that the FFA snake model has a large capture range and can move a snake into the boundary concavities,and that it is able to obtain the object of interest's contour precisely.Compared with the gradient vector flow snake,this new model has a low computational cost.

  6. Revisiting Greek Propolis: Chromatographic Analysis and Antioxidant Activity Study.

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    Kasiotis, Konstantinos M; Anastasiadou, Pelagia; Papadopoulos, Antonis; Machera, Kyriaki

    2017-01-01

    Propolis is a bee product that has been extensively used in alternative medicine and recently has gained interest on a global scale as an essential ingredient of healthy foods and cosmetics. Propolis is also considered to improve human health and to prevent diseases such as inflammation, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. However, the claimed effects are anticipated to be correlated to its chemical composition. Since propolis is a natural product, its composition is consequently expected to be variable depending on the local flora alignment. In this work, we present the development of a novel HPLC-PDA-ESI/MS targeted method, used to identify and quantify 59 phenolic compounds in Greek propolis hydroalcoholic extracts. Amongst them, nine phenolic compounds are herein reported for the first time in Greek propolis. Alongside GC-MS complementary analysis was employed, unveiling eight additional newly reported compounds. The antioxidant activity study of the propolis samples verified the potential of these extracts to effectively scavenge radicals, with the extract of Imathia region exhibiting comparable antioxidant activity to that of quercetin.

  7. Underground Corrosion of Activated Metals, 6-Year Exposure Analysis

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    M. K. Adler Flitton; T. S. Yoder

    2006-03-01

    The subsurface radioactive disposal site located at the Idaho National Laboratory contains neutronactivated metals from non-fuel nuclear-reactor-core components. A long-term underground corrosion test is being conducted to obtain site-specific corrosion rates to support efforts to more accurately estimate the transfer of activated elements in the surrounding arid vadose zone environment. The test uses nonradioactive metal coupons representing the prominent neutron-activated materials buried at the disposal location, namely, Type 304L stainless steel (UNS S30403), Type 316L stainless steel (S31603), nickel-chromium alloy (UNS NO7718), beryllium, aluminum 6061-T6 (A96061), and a zirconium alloy (UNS R60804). In addition, carbon steel (the material presently used in the cask disposal liners and other disposal containers) and a duplex stainless steel (UNS S32550) are also included in the test. This paper briefly describes the ongoing test and presents the results of corrosion analysis from coupons exposed underground for 1, 3, and 6 years.

  8. Trace elements in coloured opals using neutron activation analysis

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    McOrist, G.D.; Smallwood, A. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia)

    1996-12-31

    Neutron activation analysis (NAA) is a technique particularly suited to analysing opals since it is non-destructive and the silica matrix of opals is not prone to significant activation. It was used to determine the concentration of trace elements in 50 samples of orange, yellow, green, blue and pink opals as well as 18 samples of colourless opals taken from a number of recognised fields in Australia, Peru, Mexico and USA. The results were then evaluated to determine if a relationship existed between trace element content and opal colour. The mean concentration of most of the elements found in orange, yellow and colourless opals were similar with few exceptions. This indicated that, for these samples, colour is not related to the trace elements present. However, the trace element profile of the green, pink and blue opals was found to be significantly different with each colour having a much higher concentration of certain trace elements when compared with all other opals analysed. 7 refs.

  9. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1991 activities

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    Cushman, R.M.; Stoss, F.W.

    1992-06-01

    During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specially publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIAC's staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC's staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC's response to those inquiries. An analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, factsheets, specially publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC's information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

  10. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1991 activities

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    Cushman, R.M.; Stoss, F.W.

    1992-06-01

    During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specially publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIAC`s staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC`s staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC`s response to those inquiries. An analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, factsheets, specially publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC`s information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

  11. IDENTIFICATION OF CRITICAL SSCM ACTIVITIES THROUGH CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available As a developing country, economic and environmental performance has to be balanced in India. Green supply chain management (GSCM is emerging as an important proactive approach for Indian enterprises for improving environmental performance of processes and products in accordance with the requirements of environmental regulations. This study examines the consistency approaches by confirmatory factor analysis that determines the construct validity, convergent validity,construct reliability and internal consistency of the items of Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM requirements. This study examines the consistency approaches by Confirmatory factor analysis that determines the adoption and implementation of Sustainable supply chain management activities in small & medium scale industries. The requirements include Management commitment, customer coordination, sustainable design & production, green procurement and eco logistics for sustainable supply chains. This study suggested that the five factor model with eighteen items of the sustainable supply chain design had a good fit. Further, the study showed a valid and reliable measurement to identify critical items among the requirements of sustainable supply chains.

  12. Coincidence Prompt Gamma-Ray Neutron Activation Analysis

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    R.P. gandner; C.W. Mayo; W.A. Metwally; W. Zhang; W. Guo; A. Shehata

    2002-11-10

    The normal prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis for either bulk or small beam samples inherently has a small signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio due primarily to the neutron source being present while the sample signal is being obtained. Coincidence counting offers the possibility of greatly reducing or eliminating the noise generated by the neutron source. The present report presents our results to date on implementing the coincidence counting PGNAA approach. We conclude that coincidence PGNAA yields: (1) a larger signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, (2) more information (and therefore better accuracy) from essentially the same experiment when sophisticated coincidence electronics are used that can yield singles and coincidences simultaneously, and (3) a reduced (one or two orders of magnitude) signal from essentially the same experiment. In future work we will concentrate on: (1) modifying the existing CEARPGS Monte Carlo code to incorporate coincidence counting, (2) obtaining coincidence schemes for 18 or 20 of the common elements in coal and cement, and (3) optimizing the design of a PGNAA coincidence system for the bulk analysis of coal.

  13. Rescaled range (R/S) analysis on seismic activity parameters

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    2001-01-01

    The rescaled range (R/S) analysis, proposed by Hurst, is a newstatistical method. Being different from traditional statistical method, R/S analysis can provide the information of maximum fluctuation (range) of statistical parame-ters. At present paper, several modern instrumental earthquake catalogues in different spatial scale, temporal scale, and with different seismic activity background are studied, and R/S method is used to analyze the variation of range of seismic parameters such as earthquake frequency, and earthquake time interval. For different seismic parameters, the ratio of range to standard deviation - R/S is a power law function of the length of time, and the exponent H of power law is always greater than 0.5. As we know, H=0.5 is the characteristics of all ideal random processes. Our results indicate that earthquake series is not an ideal Poisson process, on the contrary, the earth-quake as a phenomenon bears dual characteristics of randomicity and regularity, and the greater H departs from 0.5, the more regularity the time series will show, and vice versa. With time scale changing, one can give the conserva-tive estimate of the fluctuation, which might occur in a relatively long time scale, only by using the limited and known time records.

  14. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1992 activities

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    Cushman, R.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; Stoss, F.W. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment and Resources Center

    1993-03-01

    During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specialty publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIACs staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC`s staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1991 to September 30, 1992. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC`s response to those inquiries. As analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, fact sheets, specialty publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC`s information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

  15. Activation analysis using {gamma} photons; Analyse par activation aux photons {gamma}

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    Engelmann, Ch. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1967-07-01

    This report summarizes all the data required for using photonuclear reactions in the field of analysis. After a brief review of the elementary properties of nuclear reactions induced by photon irradiation, the main characteristics are given of high energy (E > 20 MeV) Bremsstrahlung sources. The principle of activation analysis based on the use of photons is given. Actual examples of the analytic possibilities are described in detail, in particular in the case of the determination of very small quantities (< 10{sup -6}) of C, N, O and F. The influence of interfering nuclear reactions is discussed. (author) [French] Ce rapport se propose de resumer l'ensemble des connaissances indispensables pour l'utilisation des reactions photonucleaires a des fins analytiques. Apres quelques rappels concernant les proprietes elementaires des reactions nucleaires induites par irradiation dans les photons, les principales caracteristiques des sources de rayonnement de freinage de haute energie (E > 20 MeV)| sont donnees. Le principe de l'analyse par activation aux photons est rappele. Des exemples concrets sur les possibilites analytiques sont developpes, particulierement en ce qui concerne la determination de quantites tres faibles (< 10{sup -6}) de C, N, O et F. L'influence des reactions nucleaires parasites est discutee. (auteur)

  16. Uso de álcool por adolescentes: estudo de base populacional Uso de alcohol por adolescentes: estudio de base poblacional Alcohol use among adolescents: a population-based study

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    Eliane Schneider Strauch

    2009-08-01

    de 23,0% (IC 95%: 20,4; 25,4, la prevalencia fue de 21,7% entre el sexo femenino y 24,2% entre el masculino. La prevalencia de consumo de alcohol a los 11 años fue de 11,9%. En el análisis de regresión múltiple, entre adolescentes del sexo masculino, el uso de bebidas alcohólicas fue mayor en aquellos que relataron el uso de tabaco en el último mes, en los más viejos y en aquellos que ya habían tenido relación sexual. En las adolescentes del sexo femenino la edad fue la única variable asociada al uso de bebidas alcohólicas. CONCLUSIONES: El uso de bebidas alcohólicas fue prevalerte en ambos sexos y con inicio extremadamente precoz. Tabaquismo y el haber tenido relaciones sexuales también estuvieron asociados al uso de bebidas alcohólicas. Hay necesidad de medidas preventivas con mayor precocidad, visando controlar el uso de alcohol en el intervalo de edad de 11 a los 15 años.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with alcohol use among adolescents. METHODS: Population-based, cross-sectional study performed from 2005 to 2006, in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, with 1,056 adolescents aged between 11 and 15 years. An anonymous, self-applied questionnaire was used, based on the World Health Organization model for drug use. Poisson regression was employed to analyze data. RESULTS: Prevalence of adolescents who reported alcoholic beverage consumption in the last month was 23.0% (95% CI: 20.4;25.4, prevalence was 21.7% among females and 24.2% among males. Prevalence of alcohol consumption at 11 years of age was 11.9%. In the multiple regression analysis, alcoholic beverage use by male adolescents was higher among those who reported tobacco use in the last month, those who were older, and those who had already had sexual intercourse. Among female adolescents, age was the only variable associated with alcoholic beverage use. CONCLUSIONS: Alcoholic beverage use was prevalent in both sexes and began at a very early age. Smoking and

  17. Thermal analysis of activated carbons modified with silver metavanadate

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    Goscianska, Joanna; Nowicki, Piotr; Nowak, Izabela [Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780 Poznan (Poland); Pietrzak, Robert, E-mail: pietrob@amu.edu.pl [Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780 Poznan (Poland)

    2012-08-10

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Preparation of the activated carbons from waste materials as new supports for AgVO{sub 3}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Decomposition of AgVO{sub 3} to V{sub 2}O{sub 5} and Ag{sup 0} for the samples 1 and 3 wt.% Ag-V is observed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Samples containing 5 wt.% Ag-V decompose to vanadyl species as intermediate compounds. - Abstract: The effect of silver metavanadate doping on physicochemical properties and thermal behaviour of the activated carbons obtained from waste materials was investigated. The carbonaceous supports were subjected to carbonisation at 400 or 600 Degree-Sign C. The samples carbonised at 600 Degree-Sign C have much more developed surface area and porous structure than the analogous samples obtained at 400 Degree-Sign C. Impregnation of activated carbons with silver metavanadate leads to a decrease in their surface area and pore volume. According to thermal analysis (TG, DTG) in the samples containing 1 and 3 wt.% of silver metavanadate, AgVO{sub 3} is fully decomposed to do vanadium oxide and Ag, with no intermediate products, while in the samples containing 5 wt.% AgVO{sub 3}, this salt is decomposed to vanadyl species as intermediate compounds at 350 Degree-Sign C before the formation of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} at 500 Degree-Sign C. Moreover, in all samples impregnated with silver metavanadate the nanoparticles of silver undergo crystallisation leading to reduction of Ag{sup +} ions from the vanadium salt to Ag{sup 0}.

  18. Detailed Analysis of the Interoccurrence Time Statistics in Seismic Activity

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    Tanaka, Hiroki; Aizawa, Yoji

    2017-02-01

    The interoccurrence time statistics of seismiciry is studied theoretically as well as numerically by taking into account the conditional probability and the correlations among many earthquakes in different magnitude levels. It is known so far that the interoccurrence time statistics is well approximated by the Weibull distribution, but the more detailed information about the interoccurrence times can be obtained from the analysis of the conditional probability. Firstly, we propose the Embedding Equation Theory (EET), where the conditional probability is described by two kinds of correlation coefficients; one is the magnitude correlation and the other is the inter-event time correlation. Furthermore, the scaling law of each correlation coefficient is clearly determined from the numerical data-analysis carrying out with the Preliminary Determination of Epicenter (PDE) Catalog and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Catalog. Secondly, the EET is examined to derive the magnitude dependence of the interoccurrence time statistics and the multi-fractal relation is successfully formulated. Theoretically we cannot prove the universality of the multi-fractal relation in seismic activity; nevertheless, the theoretical results well reproduce all numerical data in our analysis, where several common features or the invariant aspects are clearly observed. Especially in the case of stationary ensembles the multi-fractal relation seems to obey an invariant curve, furthermore in the case of non-stationary (moving time) ensembles for the aftershock regime the multi-fractal relation seems to satisfy a certain invariant curve at any moving times. It is emphasized that the multi-fractal relation plays an important role to unify the statistical laws of seismicity: actually the Gutenberg-Richter law and the Weibull distribution are unified in the multi-fractal relation, and some universality conjectures regarding the seismicity are briefly discussed.

  19. Uso de insecticidas: contexto y consecuencias ecológicas

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    Gregor J. Devine

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las restricciones de la sostenibilidad acerca del uso de insecticidas incluyen los efectos en la salud humana, los ecosistemas agrícolas (ejemplo, los insectos beneficiosos, el medio ambiente, en su sentido más amplio (por ejemplo, las especies que no son el objetivo, paisajes y comunidades y la selección de los rasgos que confieren la resistencia a los insecticidas. Es posible encontrar ejemplos donde los insecticidas han tenido un impacto desastroso en todas aquellas variables y otros ejemplos donde los peligros que representaban han sido mitigados (por accidente o por diseño. En esta revisión examinamos lo que en la actualidad se puede concluir sobre el impacto de campo directo e indirecto y de largo plazo de los insecticidas en el medio ambiente. Proporcionamos ejemplos específicos, describimos los patrones actuales del uso de insecticidas, consideramos los contextos donde se usan los insecticidas y discutimos el papel de los reglamentos y leyes a fin de mitigar el riesgo. Discutimos cómo el uso de los insecticidas está cambiando como resultado de una mayor conciencia ambiental e inevitablemente, mientras discutimos las principales restricciones del uso de los insecticidas, también sugerimos por qué no se pueden descartar tan fácilmente.

  20. Motivos de uso de los servicios de urgencias

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    Félix Ricardo Molano Gutiérrez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar los motivos que tienen las personas para hacer uso de los servicios de urgencias. Metodología: Artículo de revisión de literatura adelantado mediante la organización y análisis de artículos sobre el tema, así como resultados de estudios de investigación localizados en las principales bases de datos, centros de evidencia científica y revistas indexadas. Resultados: se clasificaron los motivos de uso de los servicios de urgencias en cinco grupos: factores demográficos y epidemiológicos, socioeconómicos, aspectos inherentes al modelo de atención, factores culturales e infraestructura. Conclusiones: los motivos de uso de los servicios de urgencias por parte de las personas, en un gran número, pudieron ser resueltos en otros niveles de atención de salud. Factores derivados de la cultura, del contexto social y del modelo de atención generan el uso inadecuado de las infraestructuras destinadas a la atención principal de pacientes que se encuentran en riesgo vital.

  1. Uso de terreno urbano y rural en Puerto Rico

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    Sebastian Martinuzzi; William A. Gould; Olga M. Ramos Gonzalez; Maya Quinones; Michael E. Jimenez

    2008-01-01

    El Proyecto de Analisis de Gap de Puerto Rico (PRGAP) (Gould et al. 2008) desarrollo tres usos de terrenos para Puerto Rico: Urbano, Suburbano, y Rural (Martinuzzi et al. 2007). Estas regiones tambien pueden ser consideradas como urbano, densamente-poblado rural, y escasamente-poblado rural, o como urbano y area silvestre con una interfase de area silvestre-urbana. La...

  2. EL BAMBU: UNA ALTERNATIVA DE USO EN CONSTRUCCION DE VIVIENDA

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    2011-01-01

    Con el objetivo de utilizar el bambú en la construcción de vivienda de interés social, se presentan los resultados experimentales de la caracterización físico-mecánica de la especia “guadua” en Costa Rica, y su comparación con otras especies de madera de uso comercial.

  3. Guia de uso de la base de datos Compendex

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    2013-01-01

    COMPENDEX o EI COMPENDEX es una de las bases de datos más prestigiosas en el campo de la Ingeniería mecánica, civil y química. Producida por Engineering Information Inc. Guia de uso de la base de datos COMPENDEX en formato PDF

  4. Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis (PGAA): Technique of choice for nondestructive bulk analysis of returned comet samples

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    Lindstrom, David J.; Lindstrom, Richard M.

    1989-01-01

    Prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) is a well-developed analytical technique. The technique involves irradiation of samples in an external neutron beam from a nuclear reactor, with simultaneous counting of gamma rays produced in the sample by neutron capture. Capture of neutrons leads to excited nuclei which decay immediately with the emission of energetic gamma rays to the ground state. PGAA has several advantages over other techniques for the analysis of cometary materials: (1) It is nondestructive; (2) It can be used to determine abundances of a wide variety of elements, including most major and minor elements (Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni), volatiles (H, C, N, F, Cl, S), and some trace elements (those with high neutron capture cross sections, including B, Cd, Nd, Sm, and Gd); and (3) It is a true bulk analysis technique. Recent developments should improve the technique's sensitivity and accuracy considerably.

  5. Juventud y redes sociales: Motivaciones y usos preferentes

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    Pilar Colás Bravo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio sobre la utilización que hacen los jóvenes andaluces de las redes sociales. Los objetivos fundamentales son: conocer los usos preferentes de las redes sociales, su frecuencia y los motivos que les impulsan a su utilización. Además se estudia si existen diferencias de sexo tanto en la frecuencia como en las motivaciones de uso. Se aplica un cuestionario para la recogida de datos. La muestra es de 1.487 adolescentes de Andalucía. Los resultados muestran que los jóvenes en su mayoría usan de manera habitual las redes sociales y se identifican dos vertientes motivacionales en su uso: una social y otra psicológica. No se hallan diferencias significativas entre sexos en cuanto a frecuencia de uso, pero sí en las motivaciones para su acceso. Las de los chicos son de tipo emocional, mientras que en las chicas predomina la motivación de carácter relacional. Los resultados obtenidos muestran coincidencias con investigaciones internacionales realizadas en contextos muy diferentes al presente estudio. En la discusión de resultados se plantean futuras líneas de trabajo, a la vez que se identifican implicaciones que los usos de las redes sociales tienen para la formación e integración social de una ciudadanía activa y participativa, así como para el enriquecimiento de dimensiones como el desarrollo del capital social y la educación.

  6. Comunidade pomerana e uso de agrotóxicos: uma realidade pouco conhecida Pomeranian community and the use of pesticides: an unknown reality

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    Ludmilla da Silva Viana Jacobson

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar socioeconomicamente a comunidade pomerana do Alto Santa Maria, localizada no município de Santa Maria de Jetibá (ES e investigar os principais fatores de exposição aos agrotóxicos. Trata-se de um estudo transversal realizado a partir de um questionário semi-estruturado, reunindo informações de 151 famílias. A análise foi baseada em estatísticas descritivas e modelos de regressão logística. Os resultados revelaram que a maioria dos membros da comunidade é o proprietário da terra. A participação das crianças nas atividades agrícolas é uma tradição da cultura pomerana. O uso de agrotóxicos nas lavouras nesta comunidade começou na década de oitenta e, desde então, diferentes tipos de agrotóxicos são frequentemente usados pela população rural. Os modelos de regressão logística que associam a presença de algum problema de saúde com o tipo de limpeza da terra, uso de agrotóxicos, frequência de aplicação dos agrotóxicos e uso de equipamento de proteção mostraram que a chance de um indivíduo apresentar algum problema de saúde está relacionada com o uso de agrotóxicos e o grau de escolaridade é um fator importante para o uso de equipamentos de proteção. A comunidade pomerana estudada possui hábitos culturais que contribuem para a exposição aos agrotóxicos.The objective of this article is to characterize social and economically the Pomeranian community from "Alto Santa Maria" in the municipality of Santa Maria de Jetibá at Espírito Santo State and investigate the main factors of pesticides exposure in rural community. A cross-sectional study was carried out interviewing 151 members of a rural Pomeranian community using a semi-structured questionnaire. The analysis was based in descriptive statistics and logistics regression models. The results revealed that the majority of the community members own their land. The child participation in agricultural activities

  7. Highly sensitive index of sympathetic activity based on time-frequency spectral analysis of electrodermal activity.

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    Posada-Quintero, Hugo F; Florian, John P; Orjuela-Cañón, Álvaro D; Chon, Ki H

    2016-09-01

    Time-domain indices of electrodermal activity (EDA) have been used as a marker of sympathetic tone. However, they often show high variation between subjects and low consistency, which has precluded their general use as a marker of sympathetic tone. To examine whether power spectral density analysis of EDA can provide more consistent results, we recently performed a variety of sympathetic tone-evoking experiments (43). We found significant increase in the spectral power in the frequency range of 0.045 to 0.25 Hz when sympathetic tone-evoking stimuli were induced. The sympathetic tone assessed by the power spectral density of EDA was found to have lower variation and more sensitivity for certain, but not all, stimuli compared with the time-domain analysis of EDA. We surmise that this lack of sensitivity in certain sympathetic tone-inducing conditions with time-invariant spectral analysis of EDA may lie in its inability to characterize time-varying dynamics of the sympathetic tone. To overcome the disadvantages of time-domain and time-invariant power spectral indices of EDA, we developed a highly sensitive index of sympathetic tone, based on time-frequency analysis of EDA signals. Its efficacy was tested using experiments designed to elicit sympathetic dynamics. Twelve subjects underwent four tests known to elicit sympathetic tone arousal: cold pressor, tilt table, stand test, and the Stroop task. We hypothesize that a more sensitive measure of sympathetic control can be developed using time-varying spectral analysis. Variable frequency complex demodulation, a recently developed technique for time-frequency analysis, was used to obtain spectral amplitudes associated with EDA. We found that the time-varying spectral frequency band 0.08-0.24 Hz was most responsive to stimulation. Spectral power for frequencies higher than 0.24 Hz were determined to be not related to the sympathetic dynamics because they comprised less than 5% of the total power. The mean value of time

  8. AGFATL- ACTIVE GEAR FLEXIBLE AIRCRAFT TAKEOFF AND LANDING ANALYSIS

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    Mcgehee, J. R.

    1994-01-01

    The Active Gear, Flexible Aircraft Takeoff and Landing Analysis program, AGFATL, was developed to provide a complete simulation of the aircraft takeoff and landing dynamics problem. AGFATL can represent an airplane either as a rigid body with six degrees of freedom or as a flexible body with multiple degrees of freedom. The airframe flexibility is represented by the superposition of up to twenty free vibration modes on the rigid-body motions. The analysis includes maneuver logic and autopilots programmed to control the aircraft during glide slope, flare, landing, and takeoff. The program is modular so that performance of the aircraft in flight and during landing and ground maneuvers can be studied separately or in combination. A program restart capability is included in AGFATL. Effects simulated in the AGFATL program include: (1) flexible aircraft control and performance during glide slope, flare, landing roll, and takeoff roll under conditions of changing winds, engine failures, brake failures, control system failures, strut failures, restrictions due to runway length, and control variable limits and time lags; (2) landing gear loads and dynamics for up to five gears; (3) single and multiple engines (maximum of four) including selective engine reversing and failure; (4) drag chute and spoiler effects; (5) wheel braking (including skid-control) and selective brake failure; (6) aerodynamic ground effects; (7) aircraft carrier operations; (8) inclined runways and runway perturbations; (9) flexible or rigid airframes; 10) rudder and nose gear steering; and 11) actively controlled landing gear shock struts. Input to the AGFATL program includes data which describe runway roughness; vehicle geometry, flexibility and aerodynamic characteristics; landing gear(s); propulsion; and initial conditions such as attitude, attitude change rates, and velocities. AGFATL performs a time integration of the equations of motion and outputs comprehensive information on the airframe

  9. Medical application of in vivo neutron activation analysis

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    Cohn, S.H.; Ellis, K.J.; Vartsky, D.; Zanzi, I.; Aloia, J.F.

    1978-01-01

    The clinical usefulness of total body neutron activation analysis (TBNAA) was clearly established at an IAEA panel meeting in Vienna in 1972. It is best demonstrated by the studies involving the measurement of total-body calcium. This measurement provides data useful for the diagnosis and management of metabolic bone disorders. It should be emphasized, however, that while most of the applications to date have involved calcium and phosphorus, the measurement of sodium, chlorine and nitrogen also appear to be useful clinically. Total-body calcium measurements utilizing TBNAA have been used in studies of osteoporosis to establish absolute and relative deficits of calcium in patients with this disease in comparison to a normal contrast population. Changes in total-body calcium (skeletal mass) have also been useful for quantitating the efficacy of various therapies in osteoporosis. Serial measurements over periods of years provide long-term balance data by direct measurement with a higher precision (+- 2%) than is possible by the use of any other technique. In the renal osteodystrophy observed in patients with renal failure, disorders of both calcium and phosphorus, as well as electrolyte disturbances, have been studied. The measure of total-body levels of these elements gives the clinician useful data upon which to design dialysis therapy. The measurement of bone changes in endocrine dysfunction has been studied, particularly in patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. In parathyroidectomy, the measurement of total-body calcium, post-operatively, can indicate the degree of bone resorption. Skeletal metabolism and body composition in acromegaly and Cushing's disease have also been investigated by TBNAA. Levels of cadmium in liver and kidney have also been measured in-vivo by prompt-gamma neutron activation and associated with hypertension, emphysema and cigarette smoking.

  10. Comprehensive Behavioral Analysis of Activating Transcription Factor 5-Deficient Mice.

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    Umemura, Mariko; Ogura, Tae; Matsuzaki, Ayako; Nakano, Haruo; Takao, Keizo; Miyakawa, Tsuyoshi; Takahashi, Yuji

    2017-01-01

    Activating transcription factor 5 (ATF5) is a member of the CREB/ATF family of basic leucine zipper transcription factors. We previously reported that ATF5-deficient (ATF5(-/-)) mice demonstrated abnormal olfactory bulb development due to impaired interneuron supply. Furthermore, ATF5(-/-) mice were less aggressive than ATF5(+/+) mice. Although ATF5 is widely expressed in the brain, and involved in the regulation of proliferation and development of neurons, the physiological role of ATF5 in the higher brain remains unknown. Our objective was to investigate the physiological role of ATF5 in the higher brain. We performed a comprehensive behavioral analysis using ATF5(-/-) mice and wild type littermates. ATF5(-/-) mice exhibited abnormal locomotor activity in the open field test. They also exhibited abnormal anxiety-like behavior in the light/dark transition test and open field test. Furthermore, ATF5(-/-) mice displayed reduced social interaction in the Crawley's social interaction test and increased pain sensitivity in the hot plate test compared with wild type. Finally, behavioral flexibility was reduced in the T-maze test in ATF5(-/-) mice compared with wild type. In addition, we demonstrated that ATF5(-/-) mice display disturbances of monoamine neurotransmitter levels in several brain regions. These results indicate that ATF5 deficiency elicits abnormal behaviors and the disturbance of monoamine neurotransmitter levels in the brain. The behavioral abnormalities of ATF5(-/-) mice may be due to the disturbance of monoamine levels. Taken together, these findings suggest that ATF5(-/-) mice may be a unique animal model of some psychiatric disorders.

  11. Predictive Analysis of Landslide Activity Using Remote Sensing Data

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    Markuzon, N.; Regan, J.; Slesnick, C.

    2012-12-01

    Landslides are historically one of the most damaging geohazard phenomena in terms of death tolls and socio-economic losses. Therefore, understanding the underlying causes of landslides and how environmental phenomena affect their frequency and severity is of critical importance. Of specific importance for mitigating future damage is increasing our understanding of how climate change will affect landslide severity, occurrence rates, and damage. We are developing data driven models aimed at predicting landslide activity. The models learn multi-dimensional weather and geophysical patterns associated with historical landslides and estimate location-dependent probabilities for landslides under current or future weather and geophysical conditions. Our approach uses machine learning algorithms capable of determining non-linear associations between dependent variables and landslide occurrence without requiring detailed knowledge of geomorphology. Our primary goal in year one of the project is to evaluate the predictive capabilities of data mining models in application to landslide activity, and to analyze if the approach will discover previously unknown variables and/or relationships important to landslide occurrence, frequency or severity. The models include remote sensing and ground-based data, including weather, landcover, slope, elevation and drainage information as well as urbanization data. The historical landslide dataset we used to build our preliminary models was compiled from City of Seattle landslide files, United States Geological Survey reports, newspaper articles, and a verified subset of the Seattle Landslide Database that consists of all reported landslides within Seattle, WA, between 1948 and 1999. Most of the landslides analyzed to-date are shallow. Using statistical analysis and unsupervised clustering methods we have thus far identified subsets of weather conditions that lead to a significantly higher landslide probability, and have developed

  12. O uso de bloqueadores neuromusculares no Brasil El uso de bloqueadores neuromusculares en Brasil Neuromuscular blockers in Brazil

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    Maria Cristina Simões de Almeida

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Dados estatísticos referentes ao uso de bloqueadores neuromusculares no Brasil são desconhecidos. Este trabalho se propõe a análise estatística desse tópico. MÉTODO: Foram compiladas 831 respostas de um questionário preenchido em parte por anestesiologistas presentes ao 48º Congresso Brasileiro de Anestesiologia em Recife, 2001 e em parte via Internet, por anestesiologistas cujos endereços eletrônicos constam na página da Sociedade Brasileira de Anestesiologia (www.sba.com.br. Foram analisados os seguintes dados: tempo de contato com a especialidade, região onde atuam os anestesiologistas, uso de bloqueadores neuromusculares (BNM em ordem de preferência, indicações do uso de succinilcolina, uso do monitor da transmissão neuromuscular, critérios para se considerar o paciente descurarizado, uso de neostigmina, forma de administração dos BNM e descrição de complicações observadas. RESULTADOS: A maioria dos anestesiologistas em questão exerce a profissão há mais de 11 anos e o maior número de respostas foi proveniente da região sudeste do Brasil. O BNM mais empregado é o atracúrio, seguido de pancurônio e succinilcolina. A succinilcolina é mais empregada na indução rápida e em crianças (80% e 25% respectivamente. Monitores da transmissão neuromuscular, 53% dos anestesiologistas nunca usam, e como critério de recuperação, 92% consideram o paciente descurarizado mediante sinais clínicos. Em 45% das vezes os profissionais empregam a neostigmina de forma rotineira, e 94% administra os BNM sob forma de bolus. Cerca de 30% registra ter havido complicação decorrente do uso de BNM. As complicações mais apontadas foram o bloqueio prolongado, o broncoespasmo grave e a curarização residual. CONCLUSÕES: O atracúrio é o bloqueador neuromuscular mais empregado no Brasil, há percentual alto de uso da succinilcolina em situações não emergenciais, o uso de monitores da transmiss

  13. Analysis of Solar Magnetic Activity with the Wavelet Coherence Method

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    Velasco, V. M.; Perez-Peraza, J. A.; Mendoza, B. E.; Valdes-Galicia, J. F.; Sosa, O.; Alvarez-Madrigal, M.

    2007-05-01

    The origin, behavior and evolution of the solar magnetic field is one of the main challenges of observational and theoretical solar physics. Up to now the Dynamo theory gives us the best approach to the problem. However, it is not yet able to predict many features of the solar activity, which seems not to be strictly a periodical phenomenon. Among the indicators of solar magnetic variability there is the 11-years cycle of sunspots, as well as the solar magnetic cycle of 22 years (the Hale cycle). In order to provide more elements to the Dynamo theory that could help it in the predicting task, we analyze here the plausible existence of other periodicities associated with the solar magnetic field. In this preliminary work we use historical data (sunspots and aurora borealis), proxies (Be10 and C14) and modern instrumental data (Coronal Holes, Cosmic Rays, sunspots, flare indexes and solar radio flux at 10.7 cm). To find relationships between different time-frequency series we have employed the t Wavelet Coherence technique: this technique indicates if two time-series of solar activity have the same periodicities in a given time interval. If so, it determines whether such relation is a linear one or not. Such a powerful tool indicates that, if some periodicity at a given frequency has a confidence level below 95%, it appears very lessened or does not appear in the Wavelet Spectral Analysis, such periodicity does not exist . Our results show that the so called Glaisberg cycle of 80-90 years and the periodicity of 205 years (the Suess cycle) do not exist . It can be speculated that such fictitious periodicities hav been the result of using the Fourier transform with series with are not of stationary nature, as it is the case of the Be10 and C14 series. In contrast we confirm the presence of periodicities of 1.3, 1.7, 3.5, 5.5, 7, 60, 120 and 240 years. The concept of a Glaisberg cycle falls between those of 60 and 120 years. We conclude that the periodicity of 120 years

  14. Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Groundwater Reveals an Active Anammox Bacterial Population

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    Jewell, T. N. M.; Karaoz, U.; Thomas, B. C.; Banfield, J. F.; Brodie, E.; Williams, K. H.; Beller, H. R.

    2014-12-01

    Groundwater is a major natural resource, yet little is known about the contribution of microbial anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) activity to subsurface nitrogen cycling. During anammox, energy is generated as ammonium is oxidized under anaerobic conditions to dinitrogen gas, using nitrite as the final electron acceptor. This process is a global sink for fixed nitrogen. Only a narrow range of monophyletic bacteria within the Planctomycetes carries out anammox, and the full extent of their metabolism, and subsequent impact on nitrogen cycling and microbial community structure, is still unknown. Here, we employ a metatranscriptomic analysis on enriched mRNA to identify the abundance and activity of a population of anammox bacteria within an aquifer at Rifle, CO. Planktonic biomass was collected over a two-month period after injection of up to 1.5 mM nitrate. Illumina-generated sequences were mapped to a phylogenetically binned Rifle metagenome database. We identified transcripts for genes with high protein sequence identities (81-98%) to those of anammox strain KSU-1 and to two of the five anammox bacteria genera, Brocadia and Kuenenia, suggesting an active, if not diverse, anammox population. Many of the most abundant anammox transcripts mapped to a single scaffold, indicative of a single dominant anammox species. Transcripts of the genes necessary for the anammox pathway were present, including an ammonium transporter (amtB), nitrite/formate transporter, nitrite reductase (nirK), and hydrazine oxidoreductase (hzoB). The form of nitrite reductase encoded by anammox is species-dependent, and we only identified nirK, with no evidence of anammox nirS. In addition to the anammox pathway we saw evidence of the anammox bacterial dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium pathway (narH, putative nrfA, and nrfB), which provides an alternate means of generating substrates for anammox from nitrate, rather than relying on an external pool. Transcripts for hydroxylamine

  15. Phytochemical analysis, antioxidant activity, fatty acids composition, and functional group analysis of Heliotropium bacciferum.

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    Ahmad, Sohail; Ahmad, Shabir; Bibi, Ahtaram; Ishaq, Muhammad Saqib; Afridi, Muhammad Siddique; Kanwal, Farina; Zakir, Muhammad; Fatima, Farid

    2014-01-01

    Heliotropium bacciferum is paramount in medicinal perspective and belongs to Boraginaceae family. The crude and numerous fractions of leaves, stem, and roots of the plant were investigated for phytochemical analysis and DPPH radical scavenging activity. Phytochemical analysis of crude and fractions of the plant revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, and phenols. The antioxidant (free radical scavenging) activity of various extracts of the Heliotropium bacciferum was resolute against 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical with the avail of UV spectrophotometer at 517 nm. The stock solution (1000 mg/mL) and then several dilutions (50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 mg/mL) of the crude and fractions were prepared. Ascorbic acid was used as a standard. The plant leaves (52.59 ± 0.84 to 90.74 ± 1.00), stem (50.19 ± 0.92 to 89.42 ± 1.10), and roots extracts (49.19 ± 0.52 to 90.01 ± 1.02) divulged magnificent antioxidant activities. For the ascertainment of the fatty acid constituents a gas chromatograph hyphenated to mass spectrometer was used. The essential fatty acids for growth maintenance such as linoleic acid (65.70%), eicosadienoic acid (15.12%), oleic acid (8.72%), and palmitic acid (8.14%) were found in high percentage. The infrared spectra of all extracts of the plant were recorded by IR Prestige-21 FTIR model.

  16. The holistic analysis of gamma-ray spectra in instrumental neutron activation analysis

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    Blaauw, M.

    1993-11-15

    The subject is the computerized analysis of the gamma-ray spectra in INAA. This analysis can be separated in three parts: The conversion of the spectra to information on {gamma}-ray energies and their relative intensities (spectrum reduction), the determination of the relation between the intensity of a {gamma}-ray and the amount of the corresponding element present in the sample (standardization) and the attribution of the {gamma}-ray energies to the elements, including the subsequent computation of the amounts of the elements (interpretation). A {gamma}-ray spectrum can be considered to be the linear sum of the {gamma}-ray spectra of the individual radionuclides present in the sample. Knowing the relative activities of the different radionuclides that may be produced by activation of a single element, a {gamma}-ray spectrum in INAA can also be considered to be the linear sum of the spectra of the elements. This principle has hitherto not been used in INAA to analyze the spectra by linear least squares methods, using all {gamma}-ray energies observed in the spectrum. The implementation of this `holistic` approach required that attention be paid to both spectrum reduction, standardization and interpretation. The thesis describes the methods developed for the holistic analysis of {gamma}-ray spectra in INAA, and present results of experimental comparisons between the holistic and other approaches. (orig./HP).

  17. Multidimensional analysis and probabilistic model of volcanic and seismic activities

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    Fedorov, V.

    2009-04-01

    .I. Gushchenko, 1979) and seismological (database of USGS/NEIC Significant Worldwide Earthquakes, 2150 B.C.- 1994 A.D.) information which displays dynamics of endogenic relief-forming processes over a period of 1900 to 1994. In the course of the analysis, a substitution of calendar variable by a corresponding astronomical one has been performed and the epoch superposition method was applied. In essence, the method consists in that the massifs of information on volcanic eruptions (over a period of 1900 to 1977) and seismic events (1900-1994) are differentiated with respect to value of astronomical parameters which correspond to the calendar dates of the known eruptions and earthquakes, regardless of the calendar year. The obtained spectra of volcanic eruptions and violent earthquake distribution in the fields of the Earth orbital movement parameters were used as a basis for calculation of frequency spectra and diurnal probability of volcanic and seismic activity. The objective of the proposed investigations is a probabilistic model development of the volcanic and seismic events, as well as GIS designing for monitoring and forecast of volcanic and seismic activities. In accordance with the stated objective, three probability parameters have been found in the course of preliminary studies; they form the basis for GIS-monitoring and forecast development. 1. A multidimensional analysis of volcanic eruption and earthquakes (of magnitude 7) have been performed in terms of the Earth orbital movement. Probability characteristics of volcanism and seismicity have been defined for the Earth as a whole. Time intervals have been identified with a diurnal probability twice as great as the mean value. Diurnal probability of volcanic and seismic events has been calculated up to 2020. 2. A regularity is found in duration of dormant (repose) periods has been established. A relationship has been found between the distribution of the repose period probability density and duration of the period. 3

  18. Exergy Analysis of Human Respiration Under Physical Activity

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    2010-09-01

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    This paper presents an exergy analysis of the human body under physical activity. A model of the respiratory system and a model of the thermal system were used for this purpose. These models consider heat and mass transfers in lungs, tissues and blood. Each component of these models is represented by a uniform compartment governed by equations for diffusion, convection, O2 consumption, CO2/heat generation and heat and mass transfer with the environment. The models allow the calculation of the exergy destruction in the lung and tissues, and the contribution of each entropy generation mechanism in the total generation. Furthermore, a discussion is proposed regarding the efficiency of the human body under physical exercise.

  19. One active debris removal control system design and error analysis

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    Wang, Weilin; Chen, Lei; Li, Kebo; Lei, Yongjun

    2016-11-01

    The increasing expansion of debris presents a significant challenge to space safety and sustainability. To address it, active debris removal, usually involving a chaser performing autonomous rendezvous with targeted debris to be removed is a feasible solution. In this paper, we explore a mid-range autonomous rendezvous control system based on augmented proportional navigation (APN), establishing a three-dimensional kinematic equation set constructed in a rotating coordinate system. In APN, feedback control is applied in the direction of line of sight (LOS), thus analytical solutions of LOS rate and relative motion are expectedly obtained. To evaluate the effectiveness of the control system, we adopt Zero-Effort-Miss (ZEM) in this research as the index, the uncertainty of which is directly determined by that of LOS rate. Accordingly, we apply covariance analysis (CA) method to analyze the propagation of LOS rate uncertainty. Consequently, we find that the accuracy of the control system can be verified even with uncertainty and the CA method is drastically more computationally efficient compared with nonlinear Monte-Carlo method. Additionally, to justify the superiority of the system, we further discuss more simulation cases to show the robustness and feasibility of APN proposed in the paper.

  20. Essential trace elements in edible mushrooms by Neutron Activation Analysis

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    Moura, Patricia L.C.; Maihara, Vera A.; Castro, Lilian P. de [Instituto de Pesquisa e Energetica e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: patricialandim@ig.com.br; vmaihara@ipen.br; lilian.Pavanelli@terra.com.br; Figueira, Rubens C.L. [Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: figueiraru@yahoo.com.br

    2007-07-01

    Mushrooms are excellent nutritional sources since they provide proteins, fibers and mineral, such as K, P, Fe. They have also been the focus of medical research. In Brazil mushrooms are not consumed in large quantities by the general population since people know little about the nutritional and medicinal benefits that mushrooms offer. Hence, this study intends to contribute to a better understanding of the essential element content in edible mushrooms, which are currently commercialized in Sao Paulo state. Br Fe, K, Na and Zn concentrations were determined by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis in the following mushroom species: Shitake (Lentinus edodes), Shimeji (Pleurotus ssp), Paris Champignon (Agaricus bisporus), Hiratake ( Pleurotus ssp) and Eringue (Pleurotus Eryngu. The mushroom samples were acquired from commercial establishments in the city of Sao Paulo and directly from the producers. Essential element contents in mushrooms varied between Br 0.03 to 4.1 mg/kg; Fe 20 to 267 mg/kg; K 1.2 to 5.3 g/kg, Na 10 to 582 mg/kg and Zn 60 to 120 mg/kg. The results confirm that mushrooms can be considered a good source of K, Fe and Zn. The low Na level is a good nutritional benefit for the consumer. (author)

  1. Design and Analysis of an Active Helical Drive Downhole Tractor

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    LI, Yujia; LIU, Qingyou; CHEN, Yonghua; REN, Tao

    2017-03-01

    During oil-gas well drilling and completion, downhole tools and apparatus should be conveyed to the destination to complete a series of downhole works. Downhole tractors have been used to convey tools in complex wellbores, however a very large tractive force is needed to carry more downhole tools to accomplish works with high efficiency. A novel serial active helical drive downhole tractor which has significantly improved performance compared with previous work is proposed. All previously reported helical drive downhole tractors need stators to balance the torque generated by the rotator. By contrast, the proposed serial downhole tractor does not need a stator; several rotator-driven units should only be connected to one another to achieve a tractive force multifold higher than that was previously reported. As a result, the length of a single unit is shortened, and the motion flexibility of the downhole tractor is increased. The major performance indicators, namely, gear ratio, velocity, and tractive force, are analyzed. Experimental results show that the maximum tractive force of a single-unit prototype with a length of 900 mm is 165.3 kg or 1620 N. The analysis and experimental results show that the proposed design has considerable potential for downhole works.

  2. Low-cost activation analysis at small research reactors

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    Westphal, G P; Lemmel, H; Niedermaier, M R; Joestl, K; Schröder, P; Böck, H H; Schachner, H; Klapfer, E

    2003-01-01

    A software implementation of a loss-free counting multichannel analyzer, storing immediately into the multimegabyte memory of a low-cost 486 or Pentium type PC, enables the real-time control of a rabbit system as well as the collection of up to 1000 pairs of simultaneously recorded loss-corrected and non-corrected spectra of 16 k channels each, in a true sequence without time gaps in between, at throughput rates of up to 200 kc/s. Intended for activation analysis of short-lived isomeric transitions, the system renders possible peak to background optimizations and separations of lines with different half-lives without an a priori knowledge of sample composition by summing up appropriate numbers of spectra over appropriate intervals of time. By automatically adapting the noise filtering time to individual pulse intervals, the Preloaded Digital Filter (PLDF) combines low- to medium-rate resolutions comparable to those of high-quality Gaussian amplifiers with throughput rates of up to 100 kc/s, and high-rate reso...

  3. Calculation of Raman optical activity spectra for vibrational analysis.

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    Mutter, Shaun T; Zielinski, François; Popelier, Paul L A; Blanch, Ewan W

    2015-05-01

    By looking back on the history of Raman Optical Activity (ROA), the present article shows that the success of this analytical technique was for a long time hindered, paradoxically, by the deep level of detail and wealth of structural information it can provide. Basic principles of the underlying theory are discussed, to illustrate the technique's sensitivity due to its physical origins in the delicate response of molecular vibrations to electromagnetic properties. Following a short review of significant advances in the application of ROA by UK researchers, we dedicate two extensive sections to the technical and theoretical difficulties that were overcome to eventually provide predictive power to computational simulations in terms of ROA spectral calculation. In the last sections, we focus on a new modelling strategy that has been successful in coping with the dramatic impact of solvent effects on ROA analyses. This work emphasises the role of complementarity between experiment and theory for analysing the conformations and dynamics of biomolecules, so providing new perspectives for methodological improvements and molecular modelling development. For the latter, an example of a next-generation force-field for more accurate simulations and analysis of molecular behaviour is presented. By improving the accuracy of computational modelling, the analytical capabilities of ROA spectroscopy will be further developed so generating new insights into the complex behaviour of molecules.

  4. Environmental and Economic Analysis of Thermal Active Building System

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    Paulo Fabiano Reis Lessa

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper is regarding one promising technological solution – which is so called Thermal Active Building Systems (TABS –for one of the most critical problems both in environmental and economic aspects, which is the raising energy consumption. Buildings are the principal application target of the solution once that population spends most part of their time inside them. Therefore, more energy is required to supply an increasingly demand in lighting, air conditioning, heating, electronic devices and so on. In this context, TABS emerge like a possible solution. To ensure the system efficiency or, in other words, prove its viability, it will be applied an environmental management tool (SWOT Analysis weighting all the pros and comparing with its drawbacks, based on previous experiences in implantation of such system, available in literature. A basic theoretical background, which is extremely important to a better comprehension of the system, covering both engineering and environmental management areas, is presented on this paper. Results shown that TABS are efficient mechanisms in the reduction of power consumption, committed with sustainable development, and which worth the investments in a Life Cycle Cost evaluation

  5. Elementary concentration of Peruibe black mud by neutron activation analysis

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    Torrecilha, Jefferson K.; Ponciano, Ricardo; Silva, Paulo S.C da, E-mail: jeffkoy@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN-CNEN/SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2013-07-01

    The Peruibe Black Mud is used in therapies such as psoriasis, peripheral dermatitis, acne, seborrehea, myalgia arthritis and rheumatic non-articular processes. This material is characterized by is fine organic matter particles, sulphate reducing bacteria and a high content of potential reduction ions. Although this material is particles, sulphate reducing bacteria and a high content of potential reduction ions. Although this material is considered natural, it may not be free of possible adverse health effects, like toxic chemical elements, when used for therapeutic purposes. In the therapeutic treatments involving clays, clays are used in mud form also called peloids, obtained by maturation process. Five in natura and three maturated Black Mud samples were collected in Peruibe city, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. To investigate the distribution of major, trace and rare earth elements in the in natura and maturated clays that constitute the Peruibe Black Mud, neutron activation analysis (NAA) was used. A comparison between in natura and maturated mud shows that major, trace and rare earth elements follow the same order in both types. Generally, the concentrations in the maturated mud are slightly lower than in natura mud. Enrichment on the upper continental crust could be observed for the elements As, Br, Sb and Se, in these types of mud. (author)

  6. Design and Analysis of a Multiscale Active Queue Management Scheme

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    Qi-Jin Ji; Yong-Qiang Dong

    2006-01-01

    Since Internet is dominated by TCP-based applications, active queue management (AQM) is considered as an effective way for congestion control. However, most AQM schemes suffer obvious performance degradation with dynamic traffic. Extensive measurements found that Internet traffic is extremely bursty and possibly self-similar. We propose in this paper a new AQM scheme called multiscale controller (MSC) based on the understanding of traffic burstiness in multiple time scale. Different from most of other AQM schemes, MSC combines rate-based and queue-based control in two time scales. While the rate-based dropping on burst level (large time scales) determines the packet drop aggressiveness and is responsible for low and stable queuing delay, good robustness and responsiveness, the queue-based modulation of the packet drop probability on packet level (small time scales) will bring low loss and high throughput. Stability analysis is performed based on a fluid-flow model of the TCP/MSC congestion control system and simulation results show that MSC outperforms many of the current AQM schemes.

  7. Neutron activation analysis and provenance study of Tupiguarani Tradition pottery

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    Faria, Gleikam Lopes de Oliveira [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/ CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Curso de Mestrado em Ciencia e Tecnologia das Radiacoes, Minerais e Materiais], e-mail: gleikam@yahoo.com.br; Menezes, Maria Angela de B.C. [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/ CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Servico de Reator e Tecnicas Analiticas. Lab. de Ativacao Neutronica], e-mail: menezes@cdtn.br; Ribeiro, Loredana; Jacome, Camila [Cooperativa dos Empreendedores em Acoes Culturais - COOP. CULTURA, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Lab. de Arqueologia], e-mail: loredana.ribeiro@gmail.com

    2009-07-01

    Archaeology can fill the gap between ancient population and modern society elucidating the evidences found in archaeological sites. The fingerprint identified, that is the chemical composition of the ceramics, can help understanding this connection between the past and the present. The Tupiguarani Tradition vestiges found by archaeologists will be a way to know about the last two millennia of the Brazilian prehistory. This archaeological site is located along the coast of the Brazilian State of Espirito Santo, where the main evidence is a pretty ceramic with the occurrence of plastic and painted decoration. When the Portuguese settlers arrived in this region, in sixteenth century, several Missoes Jesuiticas (Jesuitical Missions) were built along the Brazilian coast. In spite of living within the Mission and been catechized, the Indians kept on producing traditional handicraft, as the decorated ceramic, however, they introduced European elements to the decoration. During the research expeditions made to the archaeological site of the Tupiguarani Tradition, many sherds were found. The identification and classification of ceramics through a multielemental chemistry analysis will be used to determine if they have the same origin. This paper shows the first elemental concentration results of the sherds collected from archaeological site determined at CDTN/CNEN, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, using the TRIGA Mark I IPR-R1 nuclear reactor, applying the neutron activation technique, k{sub 0}-method. (author)

  8. Analysis of competitive activity of qualified handball players

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    Tyshchenko V. A.

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The results of competition activity of leading masculine handball commands are considered on Olympiad-2012 on the basis of estimation of efficiency of throws on a gate. Protocols of games are studied. Viewing of the videotape recordings of matches and analysis of reports of complex scientific groups which worked on Olympiad is conducted. The results of estimation of efficiency of throws of ball on a gate, executed from different positions are got. It is set that for 8 conducted games olympic champions (France, executed 363 throws on a gate (on the average 45,38 throws for a game, hammered in 229 goal (28,63 goal for a game and attained the greatest effectiveness - 63%. It is set that efficiency of throws of handball commands is expressly up-diffused in a descending order, in obedience to busy on Olympiad places. Directions the correction of the programs of preparation of skilled handballers and control of their implementation are offered for the collapsible command of Ukraine.

  9. Inorganic constituents in herbal medicine by neutron activation analysis

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    Goncalves, Rodolfo D.M.R.; Francisconi, Lucilaine S.; Silva, Paulo S.C. da, E-mail: pscsilva@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN- SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    The demand for herbal medicines is growing worldwide. The expansion of interest has required the standardization of the sector with implementation and constant review of technical standards for production and marketing of these medicines in order to ensure the safe use, therapeutic efficacy and quality of the products. According to data from the World Health Organization, approximately 80% of world population has resorted to the benefits of certain herbs with therapeutic action popularly recognized. Despite the vast flora and the extensive use of medicinal plants by the population, it is a consensus that scientific studies on the subject are insufficiency. Therefore, it is necessary to stimulate such studies in view of the importance of the results of both individual and social field. The determination of major, minor and trace elements and the research of metabolic processes and their impacts on human health are of great importance due to the growth of environmental pollution that directly affects the plants and therefore the phytotherapics. Therefore, the objective of this work was to determine the content of inorganic constituents in herbal medicine: moisture, total ash and the elements As, Ba, Br, Ca, Cs, Co, Cr, Fe, Hf, K, Na, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, Ta, Th, U, Zn and Zr by neutron activation analysis in order to verify the quality of the products. It was observed that the elemental concentrations varied in a wide range from plant to plant and elements with higher concentrations were Ba, Fe, Cr and Zn. (author)

  10. RADSAT Benchmarks for Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis Measurements

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    Burns, Kimberly A.; Gesh, Christopher J.

    2011-07-01

    The accurate and efficient simulation of coupled neutron-photon problems is necessary for several important radiation detection applications. Examples include the detection of nuclear threats concealed in cargo containers and prompt gamma neutron activation analysis for nondestructive determination of elemental composition of unknown samples. High-resolution gamma-ray spectrometers are used in these applications to measure the spectrum of the emitted photon flux, which consists of both continuum and characteristic gamma rays with discrete energies. Monte Carlo transport is the most commonly used simulation tool for this type of problem, but computational times can be prohibitively long. This work explores the use of multi-group deterministic methods for the simulation of coupled neutron-photon problems. The main purpose of this work is to benchmark several problems modeled with RADSAT and MCNP to experimental data. Additionally, the cross section libraries for RADSAT are updated to include ENDF/B-VII cross sections. Preliminary findings show promising results when compared to MCNP and experimental data, but also areas where additional inquiry and testing are needed. The potential benefits and shortcomings of the multi-group-based approach are discussed in terms of accuracy and computational efficiency.

  11. Examples of analysis by activation; Exemples d'analyse par activation

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    Leveque, P. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1955-07-01

    We were used various nuclear reactions to do some analysis by neutron or by X-ray activation. We used the french reactor core Zoe as neutrons sources and an Allis-Chalmers betatron as X-rays sources for the dosage of the light elements. The described processes were revealed fast and particularly useful for determination of traces. The fact that most of them don't require any chemical operations, is especially substantial when the solubilization of the sample is difficult. (M.B.) [French] Nous avons utilise des reactions nucleaires diverses pour effectuer des analyses par activation neutronique ou par rayon X. Nous avons utilise la pile francaise Zoe comme sources de neutrons et un betatron Allis-Chalmers comme sources de rayons X pour le dosage des elements legers. Les procedes decrits se sont reveles rapides et particulierement utiles dans la determination des traces. Le fait que, pour la plupart, ils n'exigent pas d'operations chimiques, est particulierement appreciable lorsque la solubilisation des echantillons est difficile. (M.B.)

  12. Estudo da reatividade vascular em portadores de HIV com e sem uso de inibidor de protease Estudio de la reactividad vascular en portadores de VIH con y sin uso de inhibidor de proteasa Study of vascular reactivity in HIV patients whether or not receiving protease inhibitor

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    2009-10-01

    (PI showed significantly lower endothelium-independent vasodilation than the HIV-negative (p=0.020 and HIV-positive without PI (p=0.034 subgroups. The change in brachial artery diameter during active hyperemia was not statistically significant in any subgroup. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that only PI was associated with the relative delta of brachial reactivity to vasodilator in HIV-positive patients at 60s and 90s. CONCLUSION: HIV-positive patients receiving PI presented endothelium-independent dysfunction when compared to HIV-positive patients not receiving PI and to the control group.

  13. Brain activation in response to bladder filling in healthy adults: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.

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    Arya, Nisha G; Weissbart, Steven J; Xu, Sihua; Rao, Hengyi

    2017-04-01

    Recent studies have used different neuroimaging techniques and identified various brain regions that are activated during bladder filling. However, there is a lack of consensus regarding which of these brain regions regulate the process of urine storage. The aim of this meta-analysis is to identify brain regions that are commonly activated during bladder filling in healthy adults across different studies. PubMed was searched for neuroimaging studies investigating the effects of bladder filling on regional brain activation. Studies were excluded if they did not report brain activation differences from whole-brain group analysis by comparing the state of bladder filling with the state of bladder rest. The current version of the activation likelihood estimation (ALE) approach was used for meta-analysis. We identified 14 neuroimaging studies examining brain activation in response to experimental bladder filling in 181 healthy subjects, which reported 89 foci for ALE analysis. The meta-analysis revealed significant activation in multiple brain regions including thalamus (bilaterally), right insula, cerebellum, and brainstem (bilaterally). Several key brain regions involved in sensory processing are commonly activated during bladder filling in healthy adults across different studies. Neurourol. Urodynam. 36:960-965, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Film analysis of activated sludge microbial discs by the Taguchi method and grey relational analysis.

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    Chen, M Y; Syu, M J

    2003-12-01

    A biofilm model with substrate inhibition is proposed for the activated sludge growing discs of rotating biological contactor (RBC); this model is different from the steady-state biofilm model based on the Monod assumption. Both deep and shallow types of biofilms are examined and discussed. The biofilm models based on both Monod and substrate inhibition (Haldane) assumptions are compared. In addition, the relationships between substrate utilization rate, biofilm thickness, and liquid phase substrate concentration are discussed. The influence order of the factors that affect the biofilm thickness is studied and discussed by combining the Taguchi method and grey relational analysis. In this work, a Taguchi orthogonal table is used to construct the series that is needed for grey relational analysis to determine the influence priority of the four parameters S(B), kX(f), K(s), and K(i).

  15. Elemental analysis of some Egyptian ores and industrial iron samples by neutron activation analysis

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    Elemental analysis of iron ore samples and first industrial iron production prepared by the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company of Helwan near Cairo were determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis technique. Five samples from each kind were irradiated for a 48 hours at a thermal neutron flux of 4x1012 n/(cm2.s) in the first Egyptian research reactor ET-PP-1. Also the pneumatic irradiation rabbit system (PIRS) attached to the reactor in Inshass, was used to measure the elements of short-life time.The gamma-ray spectra were recorded by means of the hyper pure germanium detection system. The concentration percentage values of major, minor and trace elements are presented. The long and short lived isotopes were considered. A comparative study and a discussion on the elemental concentration values are given.

  16. Elemental analysis of two Egyptian iron ores and produced industrial iron samples by neutron activation analysis.

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    Sroo, A; Abdel-Basset, N; Abdel-Haleem, A S; Hassan, A M

    2001-03-01

    Elemental analysis of two iron ores and initial industrial iron production prepared by the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company of Helwan near Cairo were performed by the instrumental neutron activation analysis technique. Five samples of each type were irradiated for 48 h in a thermal neutron flux of 4 x 10(12) n/cm2 s in the first Egyptian research reactor ET-RR-1. Also, the Pneumatic Irradiation Rabbit System (PIRS), attached to the reactor ET-RR-1 in Inshass, was used to measure short-life elements. The gamma-ray spectra were obtained with a hyper pure germanium detection system. The concentration percentage values of major, minor and trace elements are presented. Implications of the elemental concentration values obtained are presented.

  17. Elemental analysis of two Egyptian iron ores and produced industrial iron samples by neutron activation analysis

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    Sroor, A.; Abdel-Basset, N.; Abdel-Haleem, A.S.; Hassan, A.M

    2001-03-01

    Elemental analysis of two iron ores and initial industrial iron production prepared by the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company of Helwan near Cairo were performed by the instrumental neutron activation analysis technique. Five samples of each type were irradiated for 48 h in a thermal neutron flux of 4x10{sup 12} n/cm{sup 2} s in the first Egyptian research reactor ET-RR-1. Also, the Pneumatic Irradiation Rabbit System (PIRS), attached to the reactor ET-RR-1 in Inshass, was used to measure short-life elements. The {gamma}-ray spectra were obtained with a hyper pure germanium detection system. The concentration percentage values of major, minor and trace elements are presented. Implications of the elemental concentration values obtained are presented.

  18. Elemental analysis of some Egyptian ores and industrial iron samples by neutron activation analysis.

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    Srror, A; Abdel-Basset, N; Abdel-Haleem, A S; Hassan, A M

    2001-01-01

    Elemental analysis of iron ore samples and first industrial iron production prepared by the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company of Helwan near Cairo were determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis technique. Five samples from each kind were irradiated for a 48 hours at a thermal neutron flux of 4 x 10(12) n/(cm2.s) in the first Egyptian research reactor ET-RR-1. Also the Pneumatic irradiation Rabbit system (PIRS) attached to the reactor in Inshass, was used to measure the elements of short-life time. The gamma-ray spectra were recorded by means of the hyper pure germanium detection system. The concentration percentage values of major, minor and trace elements are presented. The long and short lived isotopes were considered. A comparative study and a discussion on the elemental concentration values are given.

  19. El estrato socioeconómico como factor predictor del uso constante de condón en adolescentes Socioeconomic strata as a predictor factor for consistent condom use among adolescents

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    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: El estrato socioeconómico juega un rol importante en las desigualdades en salud. En México, la prevalencia más alta de casos de SIDA se encuentra en población de estratos más bajos. El propósito de lo estudio fue describir el estrato socioeconómico (ajustado por variables psicosociales, situacionales y demográficas como un factor predictor del uso consistente del condón, en adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Se incluyó en el estudio una muestra de una encuesta previa aplicada a 1.410 adolescentes de 15 a 19 años y estratificada por edad, género y estrato socioeconómico de Guadalajara, México. El análisis fue aplicado sobre los 251 adolescentes que reportaron actividad sexual. El análisis estadístico se realizó mediante Ji Cuadrada, t-test, ANOVA y regresión logística. RESULTADOS: La frecuencia de uso consistente de condón fue 30,7% y hubo una prevalencia de uso irregular. El estrato socioeconómico alto fue el principal predictor (OR= 11,1, CI95%= 2,6-47,6. Otros predictores significativos fueron el género masculino, el soporte de los pares y el nivel alto de conocimientos sobre VIH/SIDA. CONCLUSIÓN: El estrato socioeconómico es un importante factor predictor del uso consistente del condón.INTRODUCTION: Socioeconomic level plays an important role in health inequalities. In Mexico, the highest prevalence of AIDS cases is among individuals of lower socioeconomic level. The purpose of the study was to describe the socioeconomic level (adjusted for psychosocial, situational and demographic variables as a predictor factor for the consistent condom use among adolescents of Guadalajara, Mexico. METHODS: A sample of 1,410 adolescents, aged 15 to 19 years, drawn from a previous survey stratified by age, gender and socioeconomic strata was included in the study. Analysis was performed in 251 adolescents who reported sexual activity. Statistical analysis was performed using Chi-square, t-test, ANOVA, and logistic regression. RESULTS

  20. Elemental analysis of soil and hair sample by instrumental neutron activation analysis

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    Chung, Yong Sam; Quraishi, Shamshad Begum; Moon, Jong Hwa; Kim, Sun Ha; Baek, Sung Yeoil; Kang, Sang Hoon; Lim, Jong Myoung; Cho, Hyun Je; Kim, Young Jin

    2004-03-01

    Myanmar soil sample was analyzed by using the instrumental neutron activation analysis. The elemental concentrations in the sample, altogether 34 elements, Al As, Ba, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Eu, Fe, Ga, Gd, Hf, Ir, K, La, Lu, Mn, Na, Nd, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, Sm, Th, Ti, V, Yb, Zn and Zr were determined. The concentration of 17 elements (Al, Au, Br, Ca, Cl, Cr, Cu, Co, Fe, Hg, K, Na, Mn, Mg, Sb, Se, Zn) in human hair samples were determined by INAA For quality control of analytical method, certified reference material was used.

  1. El uso de las TIC en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras a partir del análisis del discurso de docentes universitarios / The use of the ICT to teach foreign languages from a critical discourse analysis of the university professors’ speech

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    Jenny BERMÚDEZ JIMÉNEZ

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available 0 0 1 442 2437 Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Educación 20 5 2874 14.0 Normal 0 21 false false false ES JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:ES; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} El proceso de transformaciones en el campo educativo surgido a partir del desarrollo y aplicación generalizada de las TIC, tiene de diferente, sobre las revoluciones tecnológicas precedentes, el ritmo asombrosamente acelerado que impone. Es de innegable importancia para las ciencias sociales, y para el campo de la pedagogía y la didáctica en particular, reflexionar sobre las implicaciones que la adopción generalizada y creciente de las TIC tiene sobre su presente y su futuro. Este estudio intenta establecer no solamente las implicaciones formalmente previsibles –de primer orden–  en cuanto a eficacia y eficiencia, resultantes del uso de las TIC en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras, sino hasta dónde esta función tiende a transformar roles –implicaciones de segundo orden– de los actores, incluidos los docentes y la institucionalidad de la que hacen parte, además del grado de conciencia que existe sobre tales fenómenos. La investigación busca evidenciar cuál es el uso de las TIC en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras a partir del análisis del discurso de docentes universitarios. No se presenta una aplicación lineal del método de análisis del discurso de Teun Van Dijk: sino una adaptación, aplicando

  2. Current status of neutron activation analysis using the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor

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    Nguyen Van Suc; Nguyen Mong Sinh [Nuclear Research Institute, Dalat (Viet Nam)

    1999-10-01

    Neutron activation analysis is one of the most sensitive, rapid, accurated methods for determination of trace elements in different materials. A review is made of the current status of the activities and the results in studying and developing NAA (Neutron Activation Analysis) at the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute and applying this method to different sectors of science and technology in Vietnam. (author)

  3. Análise do uso de aplicativos para o planejamento de viagens práticas no curso Técnico em Guia de Turismo no IFRS Restinga = Analysis of the use applications for practical travel planning on Technical Tour Guide Course at IFRS Restinga

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    Abreu, Carina Vasconcellos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo objetiva identificar e analisar o uso de recursos tecnológicos para o planejamento de viagens práticas do curso técnico em guia de turismo do IFRS Restinga. Foram selecionados três recursos considerados mais utilizados e acessíveis aos alunos: Google Maps, GPS e Waze. O curso prevê planejamento de trajetos, condições das vias e tempo de viagem, para posterior execução de atividades práticas que simulam o trabalho do guia de turismo. Cada recurso foi descrito em suas funcionalidades, limitações e possibilidades de uso no planejamento das viagens práticas, considerando possibilidade de acesso e atualização de informações. Considera-se que todos têm potencialidade para serem utilizados, inclusive de forma combinada, objetivando a inclusão digital e a instrumentalização dos alunos para o uso dos recursos

  4. Analysis of Gait Pattern to Recognize the Human Activities

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    Jay Prakash Gupta

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Human activity recognition based on the computer vision is the process of labelling image sequences with action labels. Accurate systems for this problem are applied in areas such as visual surveillance, human computer interaction and video retrieval. The challenges are due to variations in motion, recording settings and gait differences. Here we propose an approach to recognize the human activities through gait. Activity recognition through Gait is the process of identifying an activity by the manner in which they walk. The identification of human activities in a video, such as a person is walking, running, jumping, jogging etc are important activities in video surveillance. We contribute the use of Model based approach for activity recognition with the help of movement of legs only. Experimental results suggest that our method are able to recognize the human activities with a good accuracy rate and robust to shadows present in the videos.

  5. Uso de la metformina en la diabetes mellitus tipo II

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    Yohana Salazar ÁLvarez

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Metformina es una biguanida eficaz en el control metabólico de la diabetes mellitus tipo II, no insulinodependiente cuando el control dietético falla. Dada su probada eficacia y actual accesibilidad en el mercado de medicamentos en Cuba, para ser utilizada a nivel primario de atención no solo en pacientes sintomáticos sino en la población en riesgo, se presenta este artículo cuyo propósito es actualizar a los especialistas de Medicina General Integral y Medicina Interna acerca de aspectos de interés relacionados con este medicamento, como: interacciones medicamentosas, enfermedades concomitantes, la biotransformación de la droga y los posibles efectos adversos que se pueden asociar a su uso. Se presentan consideraciones finales acerca del uso de esta droga.

  6. Trayectos de uso de TIC: Caso de la Universidad Javeriana

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    Mónica Irlanda Brijaldo-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available El propósito de la investigación fue conocer de qué mane - ra los docentes universitarios de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá (Colombia, utilizan las herramientas tec - nológicas digitales para apoyar su docencia. La metodología empleada combinó estrategias cualitativas y cuantitativas que posibilitaron la comprensión de los usos que hacen los docen - tes de las herramientas tecnológicas. Los resultados permitie - ron delimitar concepciones de tecnología, niveles de acerca - miento a las TIC y definición de los trayectos de uso de las TIC en los profesores universitarios. En este artículo se presenta la discusión sobre los trayectos que desarrollan los docentes cuando utilizan las TIC. Las conclusiones muestran las posibi - lidades que ofrece la cartografía de las trayectorias descritas.

  7. Turpilóquio: uso geral e insultuoso

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    Giselle Olivia Mantovani Dal Corno

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo traz considerações teóricas e exemplos de falas torpes, ou “turpilóquio”, atualmente usadas na região de Colonização Italiana do nordeste do RS (RCI. A partir de uma visão geral do emprego do turpilóquio desde a Roma antiga, os autores distinguem diferentes categorias e formas de realização (como, por exemplo, o eufemismo, focalizando mais especificamente os insultos, que podem ser associados aos atos ameaçadores à face descritos na Teoria da Polidez. São discutidos também alguns resultados de uma breve investigação sobre o uso do falar torpe em estádios de futebol, que apontam para uma das funções mais comuns desse uso: uma forma de desafogo e liberação de tensões.

  8. Usos do modo subjuntivo no Português brasileiro

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    Felicíssimo, Alice

    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta a descrição das ocorrências do Modo Subjuntivo com a noção de futuridade, de forma a expressar o não factual e a variação do Presente do Modo Subjuntivo pelo uso do Presente do Modo Indicativo. A pesquisa está fundamentada em princípios do funcionalismo linguístico e tem por ponto de partida as regras gramaticais de padrão normativo proposto por gramáticos tradicionais brasileiros. O uso do Modo Subjuntivo, assim como a variação, foi estudado numa perspectiva da gramát...

  9. Epithermal Neutron Activation Analysis of the Asian Herbal Plants

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    Baljinnyam, N.; Jugder, B.; Norov, N.; Frontasyeva, M. V.; Ostrovnaya, T. M.; Pavlov, S. S.

    2011-06-01

    Asian medicinal herbs Chrysanthemum (Spiraea aquilegifolia Pall.) and Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santalinus) are widely used in folk and Ayurvedic medicine for healing and preventing some diseases. The modern medical science has proved that the Chrysanthemum (Spiraea aquilegifolia Pall.) possesses the following functions: reducing blood press, dispelling cancer cell, coronary artery's expanding and bacteriostating and Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santalinus) is recommended against headache, toothache, skin diseases, vomiting and sometimes it is taken for treatment of diabetes. Species of Chrysanthemums were collected in the north-eastern and central Mongolia, and the Red Sandalwood powder was imported from India. Samples of Chrysanthemums (branches, flowers and leaves) (0.5 g) and red sandalwood powder (0.5 g) were subjected to the multi-element instrumental neutron activation analysis using epithermal neutrons (ENAA) at the IBR-2 reactor, Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics (FLNP) JINR, Dubna. A total of 41 elements (Na, Mg, Al, Cl, K, Ca, Sc, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn, As, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr, Mo, Cd, Cs, Ba, La, Hf, Ta, W, Sb, Au, Hg, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Yb, Th, U, Lu) were determined. For the first time such a large group of elements was determined in the herbal plants used in Mongolia. The quality control of the analytical results was provided by using certified reference material Bowen Cabbage. The results obtained are compared to the "Reference plant» data (B. Markert, 1992) and interpreted in terms of excess of such elements as Se, Cr, Ca, Fe, Ni, Mo, and rare earth elements.

  10. Nuevos esteroides en enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal: uso de la budesonida.

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    José Humberto Arango; Gustavo Mariño; Abraham Kestenberg

    2009-01-01

    Este artículo revisa las aplicaciones de los esteroides en el manejo de la colitis ulcerativa, con énfasis en la budesonida. La budesonida se diseñó para disminuir los efectos adversos, gracias a su alto metabolismo de primer paso por el hígado. El uso tópico de este esteroide es una alternativa en el manejo de los pacientes con colitis ulcerativa distal.

  11. Nuevos esteroides en enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal: uso de la budesonida.

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    José Humberto Arango

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    Full Text Available Este artículo revisa las aplicaciones de los esteroides en el manejo de la colitis ulcerativa, con énfasis en la budesonida. La budesonida se diseñó para disminuir los efectos adversos, gracias a su alto metabolismo de primer paso por el hígado. El uso tópico de este esteroide es una alternativa en el manejo de los pacientes con colitis ulcerativa distal.

  12. Note sull’uso efficiente dei pannelli solari

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    Romeo, G.

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    Queste note derivano dalla mia esperienza nell’uso di pannelli solari, maturata in istallazioni in Africa, in Antartide e sui palloni stratosferici. Si tratta di considerazioni, essenzialmente votate a trarre dal fotovoltaico tutta l’energia possibile, nate sul campo dalle necessità del problema tecnico, ed organizzate per scrivere questa nota. Si parla di installazioni fisse o su veicolo, e non si trattano i sistemi ad inseguimento. Tutte le considerazioni sono di principio, e no...

  13. Proximate analysis for determination of micropores in granulated activated carbon

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    Berman, Ya. G.; Nikolaev, V.B.; Shepelev, A.N.

    1987-02-01

    A method is discussed for determining the specific micropore volume of granulated activated carbon used for water treatment in Soviet coking plants. Toluene molecules with a diameter of 0.67 nm are sorbed by activated carbon with micropore diameter ranging from 0.7 to 1.4 nm. Therefore, sorptive properties of activated carbon in relation to toluene supply information on micropore volume in carbon. A formula which describes this relation is derived. The method for determining micropore volume on the basis of toluene adsorption was tested using 8 types of activated carbon produced from coal and petroleum. Types of activated carbon characterized by the highest adsorption were selected. 1 ref.

  14. Valoración del riesgo de desarrollar úlceras por presión: uso clínico en España y metaanálisis de la efectividad de las escalas Pressure ulcers risk assessment: Clinical practice in Spain and a meta-analysis of scales effectiveness

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    Pedro L. Pancorbo-Hidalgo

    2008-06-01

    indicadores de validación y capacidad predictiva son Braden, EMINA y Norton (original. El uso de una de estas escalas es superior al juicio clínico sólo en la predicción de riesgo de UPP. En cuidados intensivos, las escalas con mejor comportamiento son Braden y Cubbin-Jackson. Entre las enfermeras españolas encuestadas, la valoración del riesgo de UPP es una práctica habitual y la mayoría utilizan las escalas de Braden o Norton.Aims: 1 To update knowledge about pressure ulcers risk assessment scales (RAS: validation, efficacy and risk prediction. 2 To identify the methods for pressure ulcers risk assessment in actual clinical practice in Spain. Methods: For the first objective, a systematic review of validation studies with meta-analysis was carried out. The search was made on 14 bibliographic databases using "pressure ulcers", "decubitus ulcers","risk assessment" and its combinations as descriptors. The CASP instrument was used for critical assessment of retrieved studies. Validation data was extracted for each scale and a meta-analysis was performed for RAS with 2 or more published studies. For the second objective, a survey was carried out among nurses belonging to PU committees. Results: 44 studies with validation data on 17 RAS were selected. Only 5 RAS have two or more validation studies: Braden, Cubbin-Jackson, EMINA, Norton and Waterlow. The best predictive RAS were Braden (OR = 5.10 and EMINA (OR = 7.14. Nurses' clinical judgement alone is not a good PU risk predictor. For critical care patients the best predictive RAS were: Cubbin-Jackson (OR = 6.663 and Braden (OR = 3.02. Most of surveyed nurses (67.3% stated that they assessed always PU risk; usually (46.2% using a RAS. Braden, Norton, Norton-modified, Cubbin-Jackson and EMINA, in this order, were the most used RAS in Spain. Number and types of preventive measures were related with patients' PU risk. Conclusions: Braden, EMINA and Norton were the RAS with best validation and prediction indicators. Anyone

  15. Discourse analysis and the use of media in the good neighbor policy Análise do Discurso e o uso dos meios de comunicação na Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança.

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    Full Text Available This article, making use of discourse analysis, sough to cast an eye the use and impacts caused by the media in Brazil Foreign Policy Good Neighbor government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States of America - USA from 1933 to 1945. Carring out a survey to identify the importance and applications of media and cultural instruments in Foreign Policy Good Neighbor, justified and finds its relevance to better use and extensive knowledge of various instruments of International Relations. The media communication and culture, not infrequently, are overlooked in the formulation of foreign policy of states, however, when used strategically, are able to act on the collective and nations, forging lines of influence in a given situation. First, the study sought to give an overview on the key of discourse analysis, using, primarily the studies of Michel Foucault. Later, there was a brief bibliography and history of primary and secondary sources, with a view to presenting the discursive production of the Foreign Policy Good Neighboor and its main guidelines for Latin America, especially to Brazil. The article sought, moreover, synthesize, in the third part of the text, the fundamental premises of the use of the media, essentially, advertising, radio and cinema in addition to its informative character and its entertainment function. Armed with this set of elements, the research brought verify the period in question, the relevance of the communication mechanisms for building values, understandings, ideals and identities. The study concluded, finally, that the cultural aspects, produced by the Foreign Policy Good Neighbor and sold to the other Latin American countries issued lifestyles, concepts, visions and it was one of the first exports of an idealized versions of  American Way of Life.O presente artigo, fazendo uso da Análise do Discurso, buscou lançar um olhar na utilização e nos impactos causados pelos meios de comunicação, no

  16. Altered sensorimotor activation patterns in idiopathic dystonia-an activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of functional brain imaging studies

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    Løkkegaard, Annemette; Herz, Damian M; Haagensen, Brian N;

    2016-01-01

    . Further, study size was usually small including different types of dystonia. Here we performed an activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies in patients with primary dystonia to test for convergence of dystonia-related alterations in task-related activity....... Hum Brain Mapp 37:547-557, 2016. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc....

  17. USO DO SOLO NA SUB-BACIA DO RIBEIRÃO DA PRATA, LENÇÓIS PAULISTA - SP

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    Victor Costa Leda

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    Full Text Available O uso e cobertura do solo possui influência na quantidade e qualidade da água em bacias hidrográficas, com isso as técnicas de geoprocessamento possibilitam analisar os padrões de ocupação do solo. Neste contexto o presente trabalho teve como objetivo identificar e quantificar os processos de mudanças no uso e ocupação do solo por meio de análise temporal, nos anos de 1984 e 2014. A área de estudo compreende a sub-bacia do Ribeirão da Prata, que está localizada no município de Lençóis Paulista, estado de São Paulo, para o mapeamento do uso e ocupação do solo foram utilizadas imagens orbitais dos satélites Landsat 5 e Landsat 8. As análises de mudanças foram realizadas através do módulo Land Change Modeler - LCM, o qual possibilitou obter relações de ganho, perda e persistência da vegetação nativa. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que houve um incremento na área de vegetação nativa, e também o predomínio da cana-de-açúcar para o período analisado, indicando que apesar das atividades agrícolas serem intensas na região, houve uma melhora em termos de conservação ambiental na sub-bacia estudada. Palavra-chave: Sensoriamento remoto, vegetação nativa, dinâmica espaço-temporal.   LAND USE IN SUBBASIN OF RIBEIRÃO DA PRATA, LENÇÓIS PAULISTA - SP ABSTRACT The use and coating of soil influence the quantity and quality of water in watersheds. For this reason, the geo processing techniques allow analyses of soil occupation patterns to be made. This paper aims to identify and quantify, through temporal analysis, the change processes of soil use and occupation in the years of 1984 and 2014. The area of study comprises the subbasin of Ribeirão da Prata, which is located in  Lençóis Paulista city, in São Paulo state. For mapping the soil’s use and occupation, orbital images were utilized from the satellites Landsat 5 and Landsat 8. The change analyses were conducted through the “Land Change Modeler

  18. Le lingue straniere nelle aziende salentine. Uno studio sul campo con approfondimenti sull’uso del tedesco

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available EnThis paper presents research about using foreign languages in private sector companies in the southern Salento peninsula that have commercial dealings outside Italy, and focuses specifically on German. By means of a questionnaire, a survey was conducted of 80 companies in the province of Lecce, out of almost 2000 that have active dealings abroad. What emerged were the role played and the languages spoken by the staff of those companies who have relations with foreign countries. In addition, it looks at the methods used by the companies to contact their foreign counterparts and the languages used to maintain contact over time. In the specific analysis of the use of German, the following were determined: the percentage of companies visited where the language is spoken; the categories of people working in the companies who speak German, together with their relative levels of competence; the suggested reasons for their pronounced willingness to speak German; the use of German outside work, fundamental for expanding one's lexicon. In addition, the languages spoken between Italian lawyers and their foreign counterparts were also verified for those cases where the surveyed companies made use of such services. Lastly, given the considerable job opportunities for those who speak foreign languages, I have highlighted the need for greater attention to how they are taught in the national school system, with particular reference to the study of German due to its importance on the European level.>>Il lavoro in oggetto illustra una ricerca sull’uso delle lingue straniere nelle aziende del basso Salento che hanno scambi commerciali con l’estero; approfondendo, nel medesimo ambito, l’utilizzo del tedesco. Mediante l’ausilio di un questionario, è stato realizzato un sondaggio presso 80 aziende in provincia di Lecce, delle quasi 2000 attive con l’estero. In primo luogo, sono emersi il ruolo ricoperto e le lingue parlate dalle persone che in azienda si

  19. Usos da escritura no ensino de História

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    Beatriz Aisenberg

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Se apresenta uma caracterização dos usos da escritura no ensino de Historia, produzida no marco de uma pesquisa em Didáticas Específicas que estuda as relações entre a leitura e a escritura no ensino e aprendizagem escolar de Historia. Analisam-se usos da escritura relacionados com distintas finalidades, além do mais dos que impõe o funcionamento didático habitual da Historia como disciplina escolar. Assinalam-se possíveis complementariedades e tensões entre distintas racionalidades que intervém na geração de propostas de escritura, em particular a tensão entre a logica do estudo e a logica do exercício. Por ultimo se caracteriza um problema do uso das produções escritas para a avaliação, relativa ao modo em que podem operar as consignas na possibilidade de que os alunos des,preguem, ou não, os conteúdos aprendidos sobre o tema avaliado.

  20. FATORES DESENCADEANTES DO USO DE DROGAS DE ABUSO EM MULHERES

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    Sônia Regina Marangoni

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue identificar y discutir factores desencadenantes del uso de drogas en mujeres. Estudio cualitativo de carácter descriptivo con 12 mujeres provenientes de tres municipios de Paraná, notificadas a un centro de asistencia toxicológica en los años 2008 a 2010. Los datos fueron colectados de la ficha de Incidencia Toxicológica, de los expedientes, y del itinerario para entrevista semi- estructurado aplicada durante visita domiciliar y analizados por contenido temático. La mayoría era de la raza/color pardo, estaba entre 17 y 33 años y convivía en unión estable. Los factores desencadenantes del uso de drogas estaban relacionados a las características individuales de las mujeres y aspectos socio-culturales. Se destacaron la edad precoz, baja escolaridad, baja inserción en el mercado de laboral, conflictos intrafamiliares y el uso y tráfico de drogas por los compañeros y familiares. Se verificaron vínculo afectivo débil, con dinámica familiar inadecuada. Amigos, familiares y compañeros favorecieron el comportamiento adictivo.

  1. O uso de leitores de tela no TelEduc

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    Roberto Sussumu Wataya

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Investigou-se, no Ambiente Telemático TelEduc, a acessibilidade de Pessoas com Necessidades Especiais Visuais (PNEV's, utilizando os softwares Leitores de Tela - LT DosVox e Jaws, tendo como ponto de partida uma revisão de literatura relacionada ao uso de tecnologias de informação e comunicação (TIC e à Educação a Distância (EAD. Primeiramente investigou-se como os softwares LT, as ferramentas e os conteúdos do curso do programa do Proinesp-II auxiliaram a capacitação à distância de professores no uso de informática na Educação Especial. Em uma segunda etapa, analisou-se o uso dos referidos softwares LT e das ferramentas da plataforma TelEduc com duas PNEV's, em vinte sessões, gravadas e transcritas em forma de tabelas. Resultados indicam, entre outros aspectos, que ambos os softwares LT - DosVox e Jaws -, com pequenas diferenças entre si, permitem o acesso das PNEV's no TelEduc.

  2. Estigma social sobre o uso de álcool

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    Telmo Mota Ronzani

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O uso de álcool e outras drogas é um importante problema de saúde pública em todo o mundo, com relativa complexidade no entendimento do tema e nas ações de prevenção e tratamento. O objetivo do presente estudo é apresentar uma revisão bibliográfica sobre estigma social e uso de álcool. Estudos que investigam o estigma social associado ao usuário de álcool e de outras drogas sugerem que tal associação apresenta um importante impacto tanto para a definição de políticas públicas quanto para ações de prevenção e tratamento. A moralização e os estereótipos associados aos usuários podem influenciar direta ou indiretamente nos resultados e na qualidade da prevenção e tratamento do uso. Dessa forma, estudos e ações que visem diminuir o impacto do estigma na qualidade de assistência de usuários tornam-se relevantes.

  3. Dai suoni alla lingua in uso

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    Pierucci, Giulia

    Being able to understand and produce the sound system of the target language is a building block in the process of language learning. In spite of this, pronunciation is often neglected in FL/SL curricula and teaching practice. This project’s goal is to contribute to the field of FLT by designing......, testing and refining learning paths for Danish beginners of Italian, with the aim of fostering “phonological awareness” and overall language skills. Building on convergent research results about the impact of pronunciation on oral interaction in FL/SL, and the influence of phonological competence...... on the whole process of FL learning, this project will integrate intensive training in pronunciation with activities aimed at a range of language components, from grammar to comprehension to pragmatic competence, always based on authentic material. The project’s methodology is based on design research...

  4. Phytochemical Analysis, Antioxidant Activity, Fatty Acids Composition, and Functional Group Analysis of Heliotropium bacciferum

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    Sohail Ahmad

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Heliotropium bacciferum is paramount in medicinal perspective and belongs to Boraginaceae family. The crude and numerous fractions of leaves, stem, and roots of the plant were investigated for phytochemical analysis and DPPH radical scavenging activity. Phytochemical analysis of crude and fractions of the plant revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, and phenols. The antioxidant (free radical scavenging activity of various extracts of the Heliotropium bacciferum was resolute against 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH radical with the avail of UV spectrophotometer at 517 nm. The stock solution (1000 mg/mL and then several dilutions (50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 mg/mL of the crude and fractions were prepared. Ascorbic acid was used as a standard. The plant leaves (52.59 ± 0.84 to 90.74 ± 1.00, stem (50.19 ± 0.92 to 89.42 ± 1.10, and roots extracts (49.19 ± 0.52 to 90.01 ± 1.02 divulged magnificent antioxidant activities. For the ascertainment of the fatty acid constituents a gas chromatograph hyphenated to mass spectrometer was used. The essential fatty acids for growth maintenance such as linoleic acid (65.70%, eicosadienoic acid (15.12%, oleic acid (8.72%, and palmitic acid (8.14% were found in high percentage. The infrared spectra of all extracts of the plant were recorded by IR Prestige-21 FTIR model.

  5. Análise espaço-temporal da clorose variegada dos citros no Noroeste do Paraná, com uso de PCR para detecção de Xylella fastidiosa = Spatio-temporal analysis of the citrus variegated chlorosis (CVC in the Northwest of Paraná, using PCR for detection of Xylella fastidiosa

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    William Mário de Carvalho Nunes

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available A citricultura é afetada por inúmeras doenças, como a clorose variegada do citros (CVC, causada pela bactéria Xylella fastidiosa. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a distribuição espacial da doença dentro de pomares comerciais do Noroeste do Paraná com o uso de métodos moleculares. Foram selecionados pomares sintomáticos para CVC com as variedades ‘Pêra’, ‘Valência’ e ‘Folha Murcha’ (Citrus sinensis Osbeck. Foram marcadas para cada variedade, 4 plantas-referência positivas para CVC (por sintomas e análise molecular e 8 plantas ao redor de cada uma das plantas-referência foram amostradas, num total de 36 plantas por variedade. Realizou-se o teste da Reação da Polimerase em Cadeia (PCR para detecção da bactéria e na mesma época foram conduzidas avaliações visuais de sintomas de CVC. Os resultados da análise temporal, utilizando-se os modelos Monomolecular, Logístico e Gompertz, apontaram o modelo Logístico como o que melhor se ajustou para descrever o comportamento da doença no tempo, para todas as variedades estudadas. Observou-se que o comportamento espacial da doença diferiu quando a mesma área foiavaliada pelos métodos visual e molecular, resultando em uma diferença no padrão espacial das áreas avaliadas. Portanto, ambos os métodos empregados, sintomas e PCR, foram capazes de constatar asmudanças no padrão espacial apresentado, sendo que a análise molecular (PCR foi mais sensível para detectar as mudanças ocorridas.Countless diseases affect the citriculture, as the citrus variegated chlorosis (CVC which is caused by the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa.The aim of this work was to determine the space distribution of the disease inside commercial orchards in the Northwest of Paraná, using molecular methods. Symptomatic orchards were selected for CVC with the varieties 'Pêra', 'Valência' and 'Folha Murcha' (Citrus sinensis Osbeck. For each variety, 4 positive reference-plant for CVC

  6. Application of spectral decomposition analysis to in vivo quantification of aluminum by neutron activation analysis

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    Comsa, D.C. E-mail: comsadc@mcmaster.ca; Prestwich, W.V.; McNeill, F.E.; Byun, S.H

    2004-12-01

    The toxic effects of aluminum are cumulative and result in painful forms of renal osteodystrophy, most notably adynamic bone disease and osteomalacia, but also other forms of disease. The Trace Element Group at McMaster University has developed an accelerator-based in vivo procedure for detecting aluminum body burden by neutron activation analysis (NAA). Further refining of the method was necessary for increasing its sensitivity. In this context, the present study proposes an improved algorithm for data analysis, based on spectral decomposition. A new minimum detectable limit (MDL) of (0.7{+-}0.1) mg Al was reached for a local dose of (20{+-}1) mSv. The study also addresses the feasibility of a new data acquisition technique, the electronic rejection of the coincident events detected by a NaI(Tl) system. It is expected that the application of this technique, together with spectral decomposition analysis, would provide an acceptable MDL for the method to be valuable in a clinical setting.

  7. Chronic electromyographic analysis of circadian locomotor activity in crayfish.

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    Tomina, Yusuke; Kibayashi, Akihiro; Yoshii, Taishi; Takahata, Masakazu

    2013-07-15

    Animals generally exhibit circadian rhythms of locomotor activity. They initiate locomotor behavior not only reflexively in response to external stimuli but also spontaneously in the absence of any specific stimulus. The neuronal mechanisms underlying circadian locomotor activity can, therefore, be based on the rhythmic changes in either reflexive efficacy or endogenous activity. In crayfish Procambarus clarkii, it can be determined by analyzing electromyographic (EMG) patterns of walking legs whether the walking behavior is initiated reflexively or spontaneously. In this study, we examined quantitatively the leg muscle activity that underlies the locomotor behavior showing circadian rhythms in crayfish. We newly developed a chronic EMG recording system that allowed the animal to freely behave under a tethered condition for more than 10 days. In the LD condition in which the animals exhibited LD entrainment, the rhythmic burst activity of leg muscles for stepping behavior was preceded by non-rhythmic tonic activation that lasted for 1323±488ms when the animal initiated walking. In DD and LL free-running conditions, the pre-burst activation lasted for 1779±31 and 1517±39ms respectively. In the mechanical stimulus-evoked walking, the pre-burst activation ended within 79±6ms. These data suggest that periodic changes in the crayfish locomotor activity under the condition of LD entrainment or free-running are based on activity changes in the spontaneous initiation mechanism of walking behavior rather than those in the sensori-motor pathway connecting mechanoreceptors with leg movements.

  8. The affect of industrial activities on zinc in alluvial Egyptian soil determined using neutron activation analysis

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    2002-01-01

    Thirty-two surface (0-20 cm) soil samples were collected from different locations in Egypt representing non-polluted,moderately and highly polluted soils.The aim of this study was to evaluate total Zn content in alluvial soils of Nile Delta in Egypt by using the delayed neutron activation analysis technique (DNAA),in the irradiation facilities of the first Egyptian research reactor (ET-RR-1).The gamma-ray spectra were recorded with a hyper pure germanium detection system.The well resolved gamma-ray peak at 1116.0 kev was efficiently used for 65Zn content determination.Zn content in non-polluted soil samples ranged between 74.1 and 103.8 ppm with an average of 98.5 + 5.1 ppm.Zn content in moderately polluted soils ranged between 136.0 and 232.5 ppm with an average of 180.1 + 32.6 ppm.The highest Zn levels ranging from 240.0 and 733.0 ppm with an average of 410.3 + 54.4 ppm,were observed in soil samples collected from,either highly polluted agricultural soils exposed to prolonged irrigation with industrial wastewater or surface soil samples from industrial sites.

  9. The affect of industrial activities on zinc in alluvial Egyptian soil determined using neutron activation analysis.

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    Abdel-Sabour, M F; Abdel-Basset, N

    2002-07-01

    Thirty-two surface (0-20 cm) soil samples were collected from different locations in Egypt representing non-polluted, moderately and highly polluted soils. The aim of this study was to evaluate total Zn content in alluvial soils of Nile Delta in Egypt by using the delayed neutron activation analysis technique (DNAA), in the irradiation facilities of the first Egyptian research reactor (ET-RR-1). The gamma-ray spectra were recorded with a hyper pure germanium detection system. The well resolved gamma-ray peak at 1116.0 keV was efficiently used for 65Zn content determination. Zn content in non-polluted soil samples ranged between 74.1 and 103.8 ppm with an average of 98.5 +/- 5.1 ppm. Zn content in moderately polluted soils ranged between 136.0 and 232.5 ppm with an average of 180.1 +/- 32.6 ppm. The highest Zn levels ranging from 240.0 and 733.0 ppm with an average of 410.3 +/- 54.4 ppm, were observed in soil samples collected from, either highly polluted agricultural soils exposed to prolonged irrigation with industrial wastewater or surface soil samples from industrial sites.

  10. Práticas de governança eletrônica e eficiência na utilização das receitas: uma análise nos estados brasileiros Prácticas de gobierno electrónico y el uso eficiente de los ingresos: un análisis en los estados brasileños Electronic governance practices and efficiency in the use of the revenue: an analysis on the Brazilian states

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    Ilse Maria Beuren

    2013-04-01

    eficiencia de cálculo con el software DEA-Solver. Los resultados muestran que los Estados con mejores prácticas de gobierno electrónico se encuentran en el Sureste, seguida de la región del Sur. La gobernanza global promedio fue de 58%, lejos del 100%. En relación con la eficiencia en el uso de los ingresos, los cálculos de la DEA muestran que todos los estados del Sur y Sureste tiene puntuación 1, considerados eficientes en comparación con los demás. La región Norte tuvo el promedio más bajo (0,94 de eficiencia. En los cálculos de la DEA, 17 estados alcanzaron puntuación de 1, lo que indica que la mayoría de los estados brasileños es eficiente en el uso de los ingresos. También se encontró que los estados con mejores prácticas de gobierno electrónico son las que tienen una mayor eficiencia en el uso de los ingresos.The goal of this research is to analyze the electronic governance practices of the Brazilian states and their correlation with the efficient in the use of the revenue. A descriptive research was conducted through document analysis and quantitative approach. The intentional and non-probabilistic sample comprised the26Brazilian states. The Federal District was excluded from the sample due to unavailability of data for the research. In the data analysis measures of descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation analysis and calculation of efficiency with DEA-Solver software were used. The results show that the states with the best practices of electronic governance are located in the Southeast, followed by the ones in the South Region. The overall average index of governance was 58%, very far from100%. Regarding the efficiency in the use of the revenue, DEA calculations show that all states in the South and Southeast have score 1, considered efficient in relation to the others. The North Region had the lowest efficiency average (0.94. According to DEA calculations, 17 states reached the score 1, indicating that the majority of the Brazilian states

  11. Antibacterial activity and qualitative phytochemical analysis of Vitex mollis fruit

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    Delgado-Vargas Francisco

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The pulp of the Vitex mollis fruit is edible and traditionally used to treat diarrhoea. The antibacterial activity of this fruit is reported here for the first time. The fruit pulp was extracted with methanol (ME and the extract was fractionated with solvents. ME and their fractions [hexanic (HF, chloroformic (CF, ethyl acetate (EAF and aqueous (AqF] were assayed against human pathogenic bacteria (microdilution test and their phytochemicals determined (qualitative chemical determinations. The samples (i.e., ME, HE, CF, EAF and AqF showed antibacterial activity; EAF was the most active, showing such activity against Shigella dysenteriae [minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC=2 mg/ml]. Phenolics were mainly found in ME and EAF; compounds of this chemical family are well known for their antidiarrhoeal and antimicrobial activities. The reported antibacterial activity and phenolics content of V. mollis fruit could be associated with its use in the treatment of diarrhoea.

  12. O uso das redes sociais por jornalistas em Portugal

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    Ana Sofia Veloso

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    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende mostrar como as redes sociais são utilizadas pelosjornalistas, nomeadamente os que trabalham em Portugal. É ainda intuito deste trabalho perceber se o uso destas ferramentas por estes profissionais pode constituir uma nova prática rotineira.Para o efeito, levou-se a cabo um estudo de carácter exploratório baseado nos resultados de um inquérito por questionário – realizado de raiz – dirigido à classe jornalística em Portugal. O artigo divide-se em quatro partes. Tendo em conta que, em pouco mais de uma década, as redes sociais se tornaram a atividade online mais popular a nível global, começa-se por realizar um enquadramento de apoio ao surgimento destas ferramentas na sociedade atual, dando conta de algumas estatísticas de uso e de novos processos de socialização subsequentes. Num segundo momento, é feito refereência à relação do jornalismo com as redes sociais e algumas novas práticas jornalísticas neste âmbito, apresentando conclusões de estudos internacionais sobre a utilização que jornalistas de diversos países fazem das redes sociais. Aborda-se ainda as orientações existentes sobre o uso ético que os jornalistas devem dar a estas ferramentas segundo várias entidades ligadas ao universo do jornalismo. A terceira parte foca-se no inquérito, designadamente a metodologia usada e a estrutura do mesmo; realiza-se um breve retrato sociográfico da classe jornalística em Portugal e faz-se uma caracterização socioprofissional da amostra obtida através do inquérito; apresentam-se os resultados conseguidos e analisam-se e discutem-se os mesmos, nomeadamente através de comparações com as estatísticas e as conclusões dos estudos nacionais e internacionais já mencionadas. Na quarta secção, tendo por base a discussão realizada e o balanço do tratamento do inquérito, menciona-se alguns desafios que se colocam aos jornalistas na era da Web 2.0. E conclui-se com a confirmação de que a

  13. A NOVEL GRAPH MODEL FOR E-MAIL FORENSICS: EVIDENCE ACTIVITY ANALYSIS GRAPH

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    Sridhar Neralla

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This work puts forward a novel technique for evidence analysis that assist cyber forensics expert for analyzing cyber crime episode in an effective manner. Novelty in Evidence Activity Analysis Graph is reflection of activities involved in the cyber crime that are represented as nodes along with stylometric analysis. In this pieceof work email based cyber crime incident is considered for study and that incident is represented in Evidence Activity Analysis Graph to fix the suspect. Comparisons between various graphs that are used in cyber forensics were also discussed in this paper. This model establishes relationships between various activities that were happened in the cyber crime.

  14. Uso problemático de álcool e outras drogas em moradia estudantil: conhecer para enfrentar Uso problemático de alcohol y otras drogas e residencias estudiantiles: conocer para enfrentar Abusing alcohol and other drugs in students' dormitories: knowing it in order to face it

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    Marília Rita Ribeiro Zalaf

    2009-03-01

    problemático de drogas, aliado a la depresión, al desempleo y a las características propias de ese espacio académico. Estereotipos de género relacionadas al uso de drogas, como sumisión femenina, prejuicios y culpa, se mostraron reflejados en la residencia estudiantil.This article deals with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the students' dormitories of the University of São Paulo. The purposes of the study were to understand how the health-disease process of the dwellers occurs, regarding drug use, and to analyze the underlying manifestations to the gender issues related to drug use by students. The analysis is supported by the Social Determination Theory. Data collection occurred through semi-structured interviews focusing on the history of the health-disease process related to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, before and after the students moved into the USP students' dormitories - Conjunto Residencial da USP (CRUSP. With the results obtained, the students' dormitories were identified as another element that favors the abuse of drugs, allied to depression, unemployment and the particular characteristics of this academic space. Gender stereotypes related to drug abuse, such as female subalternity, prejudice and culpability were shown to exist in the students' dormitories.

  15. O uso de calorimetria em ecologia

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    Airoldi Claudio

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available The macroscopic effects caused by sun radiation and the mankind-nature interactions in a ecosystem are firstly presented. However, the importance of calorimetric determinations to clarify some phenomena related to the living microorganism populations and their interactions with the food additive or inhibitor agents are reported. The collect values illustrate the occurence a great deal of effects in this microscopic world. For this subject, the reachest Latosol soil was selected due to the content of organic matter and consequently in microorganisms. Microbial activity was stimulated by addition of glucose, which showed to be the best nutrient source. Inhibitory effect was detected with many compounds used in the agriculture like some herbicides and fungicides. Although the assays are based on the use of the microcalorimetry, other techniques like respirometry contributes strongly to the understanding of the ecosystem. The main objective in this exposition is to stimulate by means of many interesting examples, the importance of preserving the environment in order to establish direct analogies by using the Chemistry in the daily life.

  16. Factores de necesidad asociados al uso adecuado del control prenatal

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    Clarybel Miranda Mellado

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Por las implicaciones sociales de la mortalidad y morbilidad materna es importante determinar los factores de necesidad que influyen en el uso adecuado del control prenatal en gestantes de Sincelejo. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio analítico de corte transversal, que incluyó 730 gestantes, seleccionadas mediante muestreo aleatorio por conglomerados, de las comunas de la ciudad. La información fue recolectada por medio de una encuesta sociodemográfica, una ficha de uso de control prenatal y un Cuestionario para evaluar los factores de necesidad  propuestos por el Modelo de Promoción de la Salud de Nola Pender. Las gestantes fueron contactadas en sus domicilios y diligenciaron los instrumentos. Los datos fueron analizados aplicando estadística descriptiva e inferencial para determinar las asociaciones entre variables. Resultados: El 97,7% (713 de las gestantes asistía al control prenatal, con una mediana de 4 controles prenatales. Un 2,3% (17 no lo habían iniciado al momento de la encuesta y 24,4% (178 hizo uso inadecuado. El 80,7% (589 de las gestantes califican su estado de salud como bueno o muy bueno, 94,8% (692 percibieron beneficios del control prenatal. Se encontró asociación significativa entre la percepción de beneficios y el uso adecuado de control prenatal [OR=5,5 (IC 95%: 2,8 - 10,8]. Discusión y Conclusiones: La percepción que las mujeres tienen sobre los buenos resultados que reporta la asistencia al control prenatal, es el principal factor que puede explicar la adherencia al control y el cumplimiento regular de las consultas. Cómo citar este artículo: Miranda C, Castillo IY. Factores de necesidad asociados al uso adecuado del control prenatal. Rev Cuid. 2016; 7(2: 1345-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v7i2.340

  17. Uso de medicamentos por gestantes em seis cidades brasileiras

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    Sotero S Mengue

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os medicamentos utilizados por gestantes que fizeram o pré-natal em serviços do SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde em cidades brasileiras. MÉTODOS: Utilizando-se um questionário estruturado, foram entrevistadas 5.564 gestantes entre a 21ª e a 28ª semanas de gravidez, que se apresentaram para consulta em serviço de pré-natal do SUS em seis grandes cidades brasileiras. As perguntas foram agrupadas em "uso orientado" para dor, cólica, enjôo, tosse e outros e em "medicamento orientado" para vitamina, ferro e flúor. Foi adotada a classificação de risco do FDA (Food and Drug Administration, entre 1991 e 1995. RESULTADOS: Do total de 5.564, 4.614 (83,8% das gestantes usaram pelo menos um medicamento durante a gestação, somando 9.556 medicamentos. Os medicamentos mais utilizados foram as vitaminas associadas a antianêmicos (33,5%, os medicamentos que atuam sobre o aparelho digestivo (31,3%, os analgésicos/antiinflamatórios (22,2%, os antianêmicos (19,8% e os antimicrobianos (11,1%. Quanto à classificação de risco para a gestação, 3.243 (34,0% foram incluídos na categoria A, 1.923 (22,6% na categoria B, 3.798 (39,7% na categoria C, 289 (3,0% na categoria D e 55 (0,6% na categoria X. CONCLUSÕES: Foram observadas grandes variações quanto ao uso de medicamentos, principalmente antianêmicos e vitaminas associadas a antianêmicos, entre as várias cidades estudadas, mostrando a ausência de um padrão nacional quanto ao uso desses medicamentos na gestação. Para uma proporção de 12,9% dos medicamentos utilizados, não foi localizada qualquer informação na literatura sobre a segurança para o uso durante a gestação. Essa proporção, somada aos 26,9% dos medicamentos classificados no grupo "C", mostra que 40% do uso de medicamentos na gestação são feitos sem bases definidas de segurança. Entretanto, medicamentos claramente contra-indicados durante a gestação corresponderam a apenas 3% dos 9

  18. Uso de medicamentos por gestantes em seis cidades brasileiras

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    Mengue Sotero S

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os medicamentos utilizados por gestantes que fizeram o pré-natal em serviços do SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde em cidades brasileiras. MÉTODOS: Utilizando-se um questionário estruturado, foram entrevistadas 5.564 gestantes entre a 21ª e a 28ª semanas de gravidez, que se apresentaram para consulta em serviço de pré-natal do SUS em seis grandes cidades brasileiras. As perguntas foram agrupadas em "uso orientado" para dor, cólica, enjôo, tosse e outros e em "medicamento orientado" para vitamina, ferro e flúor. Foi adotada a classificação de risco do FDA (Food and Drug Administration, entre 1991 e 1995. RESULTADOS: Do total de 5.564, 4.614 (83,8% das gestantes usaram pelo menos um medicamento durante a gestação, somando 9.556 medicamentos. Os medicamentos mais utilizados foram as vitaminas associadas a antianêmicos (33,5%, os medicamentos que atuam sobre o aparelho digestivo (31,3%, os analgésicos/antiinflamatórios (22,2%, os antianêmicos (19,8% e os antimicrobianos (11,1%. Quanto à classificação de risco para a gestação, 3.243 (34,0% foram incluídos na categoria A, 1.923 (22,6% na categoria B, 3.798 (39,7% na categoria C, 289 (3,0% na categoria D e 55 (0,6% na categoria X. CONCLUSÕES: Foram observadas grandes variações quanto ao uso de medicamentos, principalmente antianêmicos e vitaminas associadas a antianêmicos, entre as várias cidades estudadas, mostrando a ausência de um padrão nacional quanto ao uso desses medicamentos na gestação. Para uma proporção de 12,9% dos medicamentos utilizados, não foi localizada qualquer informação na literatura sobre a segurança para o uso durante a gestação. Essa proporção, somada aos 26,9% dos medicamentos classificados no grupo "C", mostra que 40% do uso de medicamentos na gestação são feitos sem bases definidas de segurança. Entretanto, medicamentos claramente contra-indicados durante a gestação corresponderam a apenas 3% dos 9

  19. Análise de linfonodos no câncer colorretal: o impacto do uso de uma solução clareadora de gorduras Lymph node analysis in colorectal cancer: the impact of the use of fat clearance solution

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O acometimento de linfonodos (LN é o principal fator prognóstico em carcinomas colorretais (CCR e recomendam-se técnicas especiais para melhorar a análise dos LN. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o impacto do uso de uma solução clareadora de gorduras na dissecção de LN em CCR. Material e método: Analisaram-se prospectivamente 74 adenocarcinomas (35 homens, média de 62,9 anos, a maioria pT3. Após o exame de rotina e dissecção de LN pelo método convencional (MC, a gordura foi imersa por 36 h (três trocas em uma solução (SC composta por álcool (65%, éter (20%, ácido acético (5% e formol (10% e realizou-se nova dissecção. Mediu-se o diâmetro dos LN e determinou-se o número de LN positivos (LN+ e negativos BACKGROUND: Lymph node (LN involvement is the most important prognostic factor in colorectal carcinomas and special methods are recommended to improve LN analysis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the use of a fat bleaching solution in LN dissection in colorectal carcinomas. METHOD: 74 adenocarcinomas (35 men - average age: 62.9 were prospectively analysed, most of them were pT3. After routine exam and LN dissection through conventional method, the fat was soaked in a solution containing alcohol (65%, ether (20%, acetic acid (5% and formalin (10% for 36 hours (three changes. A new dissection was performed subsequently. LN diameters were measured and the number of positive (LN+ and negative LN with < 4 mm was determined. Some LN+ obtained after the bleaching procedure were immunolabelled by AE1/AE3. RESULTS:3,167 LN (42.8/case were dissected: 1,814 (24.5/case by CM and 1,355 (18.3/case after the bleaching procedure. 196 LN+ were detected: 170 (86.7% detected by CM and 26 (13.2% after the bleaching procedure. 1,068 (59% of the LN conventionally dissected were < 4mm (range 0.4-23 mm and 1,261 (93% of the LN dissected after the bleaching procedure were < 4 mm (range 0.2-11 mm. 39

  20. Cytotoxic activity and phytochemical analysis of Arum palaestinum Boiss.

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    Mai Mohammed Farid

    2015-11-01

    Conclusions: The present study is considered to be the first report on the cytotoxic activities carried out on different selected fractions and pure compounds of A. palaestinum to provide evidences for its strong antitumor activities. In addition, chrysoeriol and isovitexin compounds were isolated for the first time from the studied taxa.

  1. Comparing Active Pediatric Obesity Treatments Using Meta-Analysis

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    Gilles, Allyson; Cassano, Michael; Shepherd, Elizabeth J.; Higgins, Diana; Hecker, Jeffrey E.; Nangle, Douglas W.

    2008-01-01

    The current meta-analysis reviews research on the treatment of pediatric obesity focusing on studies that have been published since 1994. Eleven studies (22 comparisons, 115 effect sizes, N = 447) were included in the present meta-analysis. Results indicated that comprehensive behavioral interventions may be improved in at least two ways:…

  2. Evolution & Phylogenetic Analysis: Classroom Activities for Investigating Molecular & Morphological Concepts

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    Franklin, Wilfred A.

    2010-01-01

    In a flexible multisession laboratory, students investigate concepts of phylogenetic analysis at both the molecular and the morphological level. Students finish by conducting their own analysis on a collection of skeletons representing the major phyla of vertebrates, a collection of primate skulls, or a collection of hominid skulls.

  3. Evolution & Phylogenetic Analysis: Classroom Activities for Investigating Molecular & Morphological Concepts

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    Franklin, Wilfred A.

    2010-01-01

    In a flexible multisession laboratory, students investigate concepts of phylogenetic analysis at both the molecular and the morphological level. Students finish by conducting their own analysis on a collection of skeletons representing the major phyla of vertebrates, a collection of primate skulls, or a collection of hominid skulls.

  4. Active tourism as a tourist mode in expansion. Analysis of the supply of active tourism in Spain

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    Noelia Araújo Vila

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Parallel to the social and economic situation, where the experience economy is a reality, new tourist typologies are emerging in line with this demand experiential. Tourists are looking for sensations and emotions, so tourism sector has diversified its offer adapting to this desire. Active tourism appears, mode belonging to a larger field, nature tourism, a booming tourist type today by the increase of tourists interested in its activities. Therefore, this paper takes from this concept to below detail the types that are part of it, and finally it does an analysis of the active tourism offer of the Spanish territory, territory that is appropriate for this type of activity.

  5. Risco de câncer associado ao uso de antidepressivos Risk of cancer associated with the use of antidepressants

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    Camila Silva Bôaventura

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Alguns estudos sugerem que o uso de antidepressivos poderia aumentar o risco de câncer. Este estudo visa realizar uma revisão sobre o tema. MÉTODO: Foi feita uma busca nas bases de dados MEDLINE e LILACS, utilizando como palavras de busca antidepressant, cancer e nomes das diferentes drogas antidepressivas. RESULTADOS: Onze artigos foram selecionados. Foram encontrados seis artigos sugerindo uma associação positiva fraca entre o uso de antidepressivos e o crescimento tumoral e cinco artigos que não sugeriam a associação. Discussão: Os resultados dos estudos com relação ao risco de câncer associado ao uso de antidepressivos são ainda conflitantes. Na maioria dos estudos, a análise multivariada não mostra associação positiva em uso de antidepressivos e câncer, a não ser em casos específicos, como linfoma de Hodgkin.INTRODUCTION: Some studies suggest that the use of antidepressants could increase the risk of cancer. This study aims at performing a review on this subject. METHOD: A search was performed in the MEDLINE and LILACS databases using the keywords antidepressant, cancer and names of varied antidepressant drugs. RESULTS: Eleven articles were selected. Six articles were found suggesting a positive weak association between use of antidepressants and tumoral growth. In five articles this association was not found. DISCUSSION: The results of studies on increased risk of cancer associated with antidepressants are still conflicting. In most studies the multivariate analysis did not show positive association between use of antidepressants and cancer, unless in specific cases, such as Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  6. OTC Derivatives and Global Economic Activity: An Empirical Analysis

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    Gordon Bodnar

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available That the global market for derivatives has expanded beyond recognition is well known. What is not know is how this market interacts with economic activity. We provide the first empirical characterization of interdependencies between OECD economic activity and the global OTC derivatives market. To this end, we apply a vector-error correction model to OTC derivatives disaggregated across instruments and counterparties. The results indicate that with one exception, the heterogeneity of OTC contracts is too pronounced to be reliably summarized by our measures of economic activity. The one exception is interest-rate derivatives held by Other Financial Institutions.

  7. Analysis of Essential Elements for Plants Growth Using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis

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    R. L. Njinga

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    Full Text Available In this study, a total of ten essential elements for plants growth in the Guinea savanna region of Niger State in Northern Nigeria have been identified in the soils using instrumental neutron activation analysis. The experimental results show good agreement with certified or literature values within the agreed percentage range of ±2.35% to ±8.69%. However, the concentration distributions of the ten identified elements in the soil samples within the studied area for plants growth revealed the following: Fe (123.4 ppm, Mn (2100.7 ppm, K (5544.3 ppm, Al (54752.4 ppm, Ti (3082.9 ppm, Ca (4635 ppm, V (54.3 ppm, Na (857.5 ppm, Mg (13924.1 ppm, and Dy (12.1 ppm. A further analysis of the two fundamental soil physical parameters for healthy growth of some common crops like egusimelon, groundnut, rice, yams, soybeans, cassava, and potato analyzed in this work revealed a pH range of 4.0 pH–8.0 pH and a temperature range of 28.0°C to 29.3°C, which are optimal for plant nutrients availability in the soils within the study area.

  8. International Space Station USOS Potable Water Dispenser On-Orbit Functionality vs Design

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    Toon, Katherine P.; Lovell, Randal W.

    2009-01-01

    The International Space Station (ISS) currently provides potable water dispensing for rehydrating crewmembers food and drinking packages with one system located in the United States On-orbit Segment (USOS) and one system in the Russian Segment. The USOS Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) was delivered to ISS on ULF2, Shuttle Mission STS-126, and was subsequently activated in November 2008. The PWD activation on ISS is capable of supporting an ISS crew of six but nominally supplies only half the crew. The PWD is designed to provide incremental quantities of hot and ambient temperature potable water to US style food packages. PWD receives iodinated water from the US Laboratory Fuel Cell Water Bus, which is fed from the Water Processing Assembly (WPA). The PWD removes the biocidal iodine to make the water potable prior to dispensing. A heater assembly contained within the unit supplies up to 2.0 liters of hot water (65 to 93oC) every thirty minutes. This quantity supports three to four crewmembers to rehydrate their food and beverages from this location during a single meal. The unit is designed to remain functional for up to ten years with replacement of limited life items such as filters. To date, the PWD on-orbit performance has been acceptable. Since activation of the PWD, there have been several differences between on-orbit functionality and expected performance of hardware design. The comparison of on-orbit functionality to performance of hardware design is outlined for the following key areas: microbiology, PWD to food package water leakage, no-dispense scenarios, under-dispense scenarios, and crewmember feedback on actual on-orbit use.

  9. Expression, purification and kinase activity analysis of maize ...

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    Jul 6, 2009 ... lytic domain and a protein kinase ATP-binding region sig- nature. A Ser/Thr ... kinase physically interacts with and is activated by the calcium- binding ... protein kinase subfamily: Metabolic sensors of the eukaryotic cell? Annu.

  10. Information Theoretical Analysis of Identification based on Active Content Fingerprinting

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    Farhadzadeh, F Farzad; Willems, FMJ Frans; Voloshynovskiy, S

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    Content fingerprinting and digital watermarking are techniques that are used for content protection and distribution monitoring. Over the past few years, both techniques have been well studied and their shortcomings understood. Recently, a new content fingerprinting scheme called {\\em active content fingerprinting} was introduced to overcome these shortcomings. Active content fingerprinting aims to modify a content to extract robuster fingerprints than the conventional content fingerprinting....

  11. Information theoretical analysis of identification based on active content fingerprinting

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    Farhadzadeh, F Farzad; Willems, FMJ Frans; Voloshynovskiy, S

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    Content fingerprinting and digital watermarking are techniques that are used for content protection and distribution monitoring. Over the past few years, both techniques have been well studied and their shortcomings understood. Recently, a new content fingerprinting scheme called {\\em active content fingerprinting} was introduced to overcome these shortcomings. Active content fingerprinting aims to modify a content to extract robuster fingerprints than the conventional content fingerprinting....

  12. Thermodynamic Analysis on Precipitated Phases in Low Activation Steel

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    PANG Qi-hang; TANG Di; ZHAO Zheng-zhi; WU Hui-bin; Li, Shuo

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    A type of low-carbon reduced activation ferritic/martensitic (RAFM) steel is designed.The microstructure and mechanical properties of tested steels prepared by different technologies were investigated by means of scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and tensile test. The chemical composition of precipitations of tested steels are inspected by energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), meanwhile the law of precipitation phase of low carbon low activation FM steel was studi...

  13. Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antioxidant activity of Uncaria gambir

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    Mohd Amir

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The present research work was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant potential and antiradical property of methanolic extract of Uncaria gambir. Antioxidant and radical scavenging activity were determined by using different in vitro assays including reducing power assay, superoxide anion scavenging activity assay, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity assay, nitric oxide scavenging activity assay, DPPH free radical scavenging assay and hydrogen peroxide method. Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed that the extract of U. gambir possesses flavonoids, alkaloids and phenolic materials. In the present investigation, quantitative estimation of flavonoids content and phenolic content was also carried out by colorimetric methods, using aluminium chloride and Folin-Ciocalteu reagent method, respectively, to establish relationship between antioxidant activity and total phenolics and flavonoid contents. The total phenolic and flavonoid contents were found to be 18.37±2.79 mg gallic acid equivalents (GAE/g dry weight and 5.82±2.23 mg rutin equivalents (RE/g dry weight, respectively. The extract showed significant antioxidant activity in a dose-dependent manner in all the assays. The IC 50 values of all parameters were determined. Ascorbic acid was used as standard. The results obtained in the present study indicated that U. gambir extract could be a potential source of natural antioxidant.

  14. The use of audiovisual media in adolescence and its relationship with subjective well-being: A qualitative analysis from an intergenerational and gender perspective El uso de los medios audiovisuales en la adolescencia y su relación con el bienestar subjetivo: Análisis cualitativo desde la perspectiva intergeneracional y de género

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of a qualitative research that explores, from an intergenerational and gender perspective, how the use of audiovisual media influences to personal well-being in adolescence. Three, semi-structured group interviews were used with adolescent girls (aged 12 to 18 years, and two with mothers of boys and girls of those ages. The results show that interpersonal relationships are one of the factors that greatly contribute to the adolescents’ well-being. Girls said that the use of technology generates personal well-being because it allows them to maintain interpersonal relationships with their peers. The mothers, however, question whether overuse of technology can contribute to their personal well-being. On the other hand, girls and mothers agree to comment that the use of technology hinders the relationships that adolescents have with their parents.

     

    El presente artículo expone los resultados de una investigación cualitativa que explora, desde la perspectiva intergeneracional y de género, de qué forma el uso de los medios audiovisuales influye en el bienestar subjetivo en la adolescencia. Se han realizado tres entrevistas grupales semi-estructuradas con chicas adolescentes (de 12 a 18 años y dos con madres de chicos y chicas de estas edades. Los resultados avalan una vez más que las relaciones interpersonales son uno de los factores que en mayor medida influye en el bienestar de los y las adolescentes. Las chicas manifiestan que el uso de las tecnologías audiovisuales contribuye a su bienestar subjetivo porque les posibilita mantener las relaciones interpersonales con sus iguales. Las madres, en cambio, ponen en duda que un uso excesivo de las tecnologías pueda contribuir al bienestar subjetivo. Por otra parte, chicas y madres coinciden en comentar que el uso de las tecnologías dificulta las relaciones de los adolescentes con sus progenitores.

     

  15. Active disturbance rejection control: methodology and theoretical analysis.

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    Huang, Yi; Xue, Wenchao

    2014-07-01

    The methodology of ADRC and the progress of its theoretical analysis are reviewed in the paper. Several breakthroughs for control of nonlinear uncertain systems, made possible by ADRC, are discussed. The key in employing ADRC, which is to accurately determine the "total disturbance" that affects the output of the system, is illuminated. The latest results in theoretical analysis of the ADRC-based control systems are introduced.

  16. STEPS IN MAKING TECHNICAL ANALYSIS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN FARM

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    Teodora IVASCU

    2012-01-01

    Business analysis of agricultural units, research, information system based on the results obtained in their work, factors which have determined ways to improve them. It has an important role in ensuring the scientific management of farms, are an essential instrument in the exercise of leadership attributes on all hierarchical levels. In the analysis of business units in agriculture must take into consideration the peculiarities of agricultural production. These are reflected in the structure...

  17. Application of neutron activation analysis system in Xi'an pulsed reactor

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    Zhang Wen Shou; Yu Qi

    2002-01-01

    Neutron Activation Analysis System in Xi'an Pulsed Reactor is consist of rabbit fast radiation system and experiment measurement system. The functions of neutron activation analysis are introduced. Based on the radiation system. A set of automatic data handling and experiment simulating system are built. The reliability of data handling and experiment simulating system had been verified by experiment

  18. Using Importance-Performance Analysis to Guide Instructional Design of Experiential Learning Activities

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    Anderson, Sheri; Hsu, Yu-Chang; Kinney, Judy

    2016-01-01

    Designing experiential learning activities requires an instructor to think about what they want the students to learn. Using importance-performance analysis can assist with the instructional design of the activities. This exploratory study used importance-performance analysis in an online introduction to criminology course. There is limited…

  19. Análise da demanda de casos de hanseníase aos serviços de saúde através do uso de técnicas de análise espacial Spatial analysis of leprosy cases treated at public health care facilities in Brazil

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    Tiago Maria Lapa

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O desafio para redução da prevalência da Hanseníase, endemia de grande importância no cenário brasileiro, tem se fundamentado na descentralização para os serviços de atenção básica. Descreveu-se inicialmente a estruturação e a oferta dos serviços para o atendimento de casos de hanseníase. Em seguida analisou-se a evolução dos indicadores epidemiológicos e operacionais, tomando como referência os períodos pré e pós a municipalização. Por fim, a análise espacial permitiu identificar a distribuição territorial da ocorrência da endemia e analisar o padrão de áreas geográficas construídas segundo o atendimento pelas unidades de saúde e sua evolução. A partir da localização geográfica dos centróides dos setores censitários de residência, e usando técnica de alisamento espacial, com base na estimativa de Kernel, foram construídas áreas de domínio de atendimentos de cada unidade. Após a municipalização, observa-se aumento da detecção e tratamento pelo município, reduzindo a evasão a outros municípios, mudanças no comportamento da demanda, com aumento da clientela referida no uso dos serviços, e alterações importantes nos indicadores epidemiológicos e operacionais.Hansen disease or leprosy is a major endemic disease in Brazil. Well-designed strategies, including decentralization of basic care, are needed to reduce its prevalence. The article begins by describing the structure and supply of services for treating leprosy cases in the country, after which it analyzes the trends in epidemiological and operational indicators, comparing the periods before and after decentralization of services to the municipal (local level. Finally, spatial analysis allowed identifying the territorial distribution of this endemic and analyzing the pattern of geographic areas according to care provided by health facilities and its evolution. Based on the location of the geographic centers in the census tracts by place

  20. QSAR analysis on Spodoptera litura antifeedant activities for flavone derivatives

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    Duchowicz, Pablo R., E-mail: pabloducho@gmail.com [Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas INIFTA (UNLP, CCT La Plata-CONICET), Diag. 113 y 64, Sucursal 4, C.C. 16, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Goodarzi, Mohammad [Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas INIFTA (UNLP, CCT La Plata-CONICET), Diag. 113 y 64, Sucursal 4, C.C. 16, 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Ocsachoque, Marco A. [Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas ' Dr. J. J. Ronco' (CINDECA), Departamento de Quimica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, UNLP-CONICET. Calle 47 No 257, B1900AJK La Plata (Argentina); Romanelli, Gustavo P. [Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas ' Dr. J. J. Ronco' (CINDECA), Departamento de Quimica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, UNLP-CONICET. Calle 47 No 257, B1900AJK La Plata (Argentina); Catedra de Quimica Organica, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales, UNLP. Calles 60 y 119, B1904AAN La Plata (Argentina); Ortiz, Erlinda del V. [Facultad de Tecnologia y Ciencias Aplicadas, Universidad Nacional de Catamarca, Av. Maximio Victoria 55, (4700), Catamarca (Argentina); Autino, Juan C.; Bennardi, Daniel O.; Ruiz, Diego M. [Catedra de Quimica Organica, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales, UNLP. Calles 60 y 119, B1904AAN La Plata (Argentina); Castro, Eduardo A. [Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquimicas Teoricas y Aplicadas INIFTA (UNLP, CCT La Plata-CONICET), Diag. 113 y 64, Sucursal 4, C.C. 16, 1900 La Plata (Argentina)

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    We establish useful models that relate experimentally measured biological activities of compounds to their molecular structure. The pED{sub 50} feeding inhibition on Spodoptera litura species exhibited by aurones, chromones, 3-coumarones and flavones is analyzed in this work through the hypothesis encompassed in the Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) Theory. This constitutes a first necessary computationally based step during the design of more bio-friendly repellents that could lead to insights for improving the insecticidal activities of the investigated compounds. After optimizing the molecular structure of each furane and pyrane benzoderivative with the semiempirical molecular orbitals method PM3, more than a thousand of constitutional, topological, geometrical and electronic descriptors are calculated and multiparametric linear regression models are established on the antifeedant potencies. The feature selection method employed in this study is the Replacement Method, which has proven to be successful in previous analyzes. We establish the QSAR both for the complete molecular set of compounds and also for each chemical class, so that acceptably describing the variation of the inhibitory activities from the knowledge of their structure and thus achieving useful predictive results. The main interest of developing trustful QSAR models is that these enable the prediction of compounds having no experimentally measured activities for any reason. Therefore, the structure-activity relationships are further employed for investigating the antifeedant activity on previously synthesized 2-,7-substituted benzopyranes, which do not pose any measured values on the biological expression. One of them, 2-({alpha}-naphtyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one, results in a promising structure to be experimentally analyzed as it has predicted pED{sub 50} = 1.162.

  1. Development of Distinction Method of Production Area of Ginsengs by Using a Neutron Activation Analysis

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    Kim, Young Jin; Chung, Yong Sam; Sun, Gwang Min; Lee, Yu Na; Yoo, Sang Ho [KAERI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-05-15

    Distinction of production area of Korean ginsengs has been tried by using neutron activation techniques such as an instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and a prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA). A distribution of elements has varied according to the part of plant clue to the difference of enrichment effect and influence from a soil where the plants have been grown. So correlation study between plants and soil has been an Issue. In this study, the distribution of trace elements within a Korean ginseng was investigated by using an instrumental neutron activation analysis

  2. Computer programs for absolute neutron activation analysis on the nuclear data 6620 data acquisition system

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    Wade, J.W.; Emery, J.F.

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    Five computer programs that provide multielement neutron activation analysis are discussed. The software package was designed for use on the Nuclear Data 6620 Data Acquisition System and interacts with existing Nuclear Data Corporation software. The programs were developed to make use of the capabilities of the 6620 system to analyze large numbers of samples and assist in a large sample workload that had begun in the neutron activation analysis facility of the Oak Ridge Research Reactor. Nuclear Data neutron activation software is unable to perform absolute activation analysis and therefore was inefficient and inadequate for our applications.

  3. Analysis of essential oils from Voacanga africana seeds at different hydrodistillation extraction stages: chemical composition, antioxidant activity and antimicrobial activity.

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    Liu, Xiong; Yang, Dongliang; Liu, Jiajia; Ren, Na

    2015-01-01

    In this study, essential oils from Voacanga africana seeds at different extraction stages were investigated. In the chemical composition analysis, 27 compounds representing 86.69-95.03% of the total essential oils were identified and quantified. The main constituents in essential oils were terpenoids, alcohols and fatty acids accounting for 15.03-24.36%, 21.57-34.43% and 33.06-57.37%, respectively. Moreover, the analysis also revealed that essential oils from different extraction stages possessed different chemical compositions. In the antioxidant evaluation, all analysed oils showed similar antioxidant behaviours, and the concentrations of essential oils providing 50% inhibition of DPPH-scavenging activity (IC50) were about 25 mg/mL. In the antimicrobial experiments, essential oils from different extraction stages exhibited different antimicrobial activities. The antimicrobial activity of oils was affected by extraction stages. By controlling extraction stages, it is promising to obtain essential oils with desired antimicrobial activities.

  4. How much locomotive activity is needed for an active physical activity level: analysis of total step counts

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although physical activity recommendations for public health have focused on locomotive activity such as walking and running, it is uncertain how much these activities contribute to overall physical activity level (PAL. The purpose of the present study was to determine the contribution of locomotive activity to PAL using total step counts measured in a calorimeter study. Methods PAL, calculated as total energy expenditure divided by basal metabolic rate, was evaluated in 11 adult men using three different conditions for 24-hour human calorimeter measurements: a low-activity day (L-day targeted at a low active level of PAL (1.45, and a high-frequency moderate activity day (M-day or a high-frequency vigorous activity day (V-day targeted at an active level of PAL (1.75. These subjects were permitted only light activities except prescribed activities. In a separate group of 41 adults, free-living PAL was evaluated using doubly-labeled water (DLW. In both experiments, step counts per day were also measured using an accelerometer. Results In the human calorimeter study, PAL and step counts were 1.42 ± 0.10 and 8,973 ± 543 steps/d (L-day, 1.82 ± 0.14 and 29,588 ± 1,126 steps/d (M-day, and 1.74 ± 0.15 and 23,755 ± 1,038 steps/d (V-day, respectively. In the DLW study, PAL and step counts were 1.73 ± 0.15 and 10,022 ± 2,605 steps/d, and there was no significant relationship between PAL and daily step counts. Conclusions These results indicate that an enormous number of steps are needed for an active level of PAL if individuals extend physical activity-induced energy expenditure by only locomotive activity. Therefore, non-locomotive activity such as household activity should also play a significant role in increasing PAL under free-living conditions.

  5. Usos de las herramientas digitales entre las personas mayores

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    Javier Fombona Cadavieco

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Una sociedad «multiedades» supone diseñar y crear nuevos espacios de aprendizaje y comunicación, capaces de gestionar la demanda existente por parte de las personas mayores. En este artículo, se aborda la relación de las personas mayores con las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC y para ello se plantean dos objetivos: el primero va dirigido a conocer los recursos tecnológicos que utilizan y el segundo, a describir objetivamente los tipos de uso que estas personas hacen de las TIC. Para ello, se utiliza la técnica de encuesta, cuyos resultados son contrastados mediante grupos de discusión. En el estudio participaron 215 personas mayores usuarias de las TIC y siete grupos de discusión de cinco personas cada uno. Los resultados encontrados indican que los recursos que más utilizan los mayores son, los ordenadores e Internet y el uso que hacen de los mismos se ha agrupado en cuatro grandes categorías: formación, información, comunicación y entretenimiento, no encontrándose diferencias significativas en función del género o de la edad y sí se encontraron diferencias en cuanto a la disponibilidad de dichos recursos para uso particular en función del nivel de estudios.

  6. O uso de blogs e chats no ensino de literatura

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    Silva, Marciano Lopes e

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho trata do uso do ciberespaço no ensino da literatura, seja em nível escolar médio ou universitário. Para tanto, apresentamos o relato de duas experiências realizadas com blogs em três turmas do curso de Letras da Universidade Estadual de Maringá nas disciplinas de “Literatura Brasileira: Poesia” e “Tópicos Especiais de Literatura Brasileira”. Após o relato destas experiências, apontado os critérios de avaliação, a metodologia e os resultados, passamos a considerar o uso de chats na realização de oficinas on-line de criação literária. Os resultados da experiência pedagógica realizada com os blogs apresentam-se bastante satisfatórios, pois – de modo geral – seu uso revelou-se uma estratégia muito positiva para fazer com que os alunos produzam mais e diversos tipos de textos, interajam mais com os conteúdos, os colegas e o professor, deixando de serem passivos na relação professor-aluno, e passem a vivenciar o conhecimento como algo dinâmico, percebendo sua produção como processo. Para encerrar, apresentamos dicas de sites e revistas literárias e culturais on-line que podem ser utilizadas pelos alunos e professores de literatura

  7. La familia, factor inductor del uso indebido de drogas en la adolescencia

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    Gutiérrez, Daniel; Doctor en Ciencias de la Salud. Profesor titular Universidad Adventista del Plata. Entre Ríos, Argentina. Actualmente se desempeña como secretario académico de la Universidad Adventista del Plata.; Hernández Meléndrez, Digna Edelsys

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    Los problemas del uso indebido de drogas y de la conducta adictiva han adquirido un creciente predominio en todo el mundo desde mediados de la década de 1960. En Argentina las estadísticas muestran un incremento del 30% en el uso de sustancias adictivas, y un 50% en el uso de alcohol en jóvenes entre 16 y 25 años. El objetivo de esta investigación es identificar la relación del consumo de tabaco y alcohol en la familia como factor inductor del uso indebido de drogas en los adolescentes. Esta ...

  8. Actitud, intención y uso de bebidas alcohólicas

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    Pimentel,Carlos Eduardo; Nascimento, Thiago Gomes; Vera Noriega,José Ángel; Moura, Giovanna Barroca

    2014-01-01

    El exceso de bebidas alcohólicas es considerado un problema de salud pública en todo el mundo. Varios investigadores han abordado este problema y una de las mejores maneras de conocerlo es mediante el análisis de las actitudes. Las actitudes frente al uso de alcohol son consistentes en la predicción del uso de alcohol, pero la intención de uso puede mediar estas relaciones. Con este objetivo en cuestión, se buscó probar este modelo de mediación: las actitudes frente el uso de alcohol → ...

  9. Chemical Analysis and Biological Activity of Jordanian Chamomile Extracts

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    Nawal Hassan Al Bahtiti

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    Full Text Available The Jordanian chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla has been researched more thoroughly to evaluate its useful properties. It is investigated and found that Jordanian chamomile is rich in phenolic compounds, with beneficial biological activities. By applying the most promising HPLC method, the content of total phenolics in methanolic extract was determined according to the Folin-Clocalteu procedure, and was found (GAE>20 mg/g. The flavonoid types were found as flavones and flavonolos.The minimum inhibitory concentration values for methanolic extracts of Jordanian chamomile were determined for different kinds of bacteria. The extracts have activity against Staphylococcus aurous, candida albicans, Esherichia Coli, Betula pubescens and Pinus sylvestris. The activity has been observed to be due to the tannins and a pigenin present in the extract. To utilize these significant sources of natural compounds, further characterization of phenolic composition is needed.

  10. Genetic analysis of beta1 integrin "activation motifs" in mice

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    Czuchra, Aleksandra; Meyer, Hannelore; Legate, Kyle R

    2006-01-01

    tails, leading to tail separation and integrin activation. We analyzed mice in which we mutated the tyrosines of the beta1 tail and the membrane-proximal aspartic acid required for the salt bridge. Tyrosine-to-alanine substitutions abolished beta1 integrin functions and led to a beta1 integrin......-null phenotype in vivo. Surprisingly, neither the substitution of the tyrosines with phenylalanine nor the aspartic acid with alanine resulted in an obvious defect. These data suggest that the NPXY motifs of the beta1 integrin tail are essential for beta1 integrin function, whereas tyrosine phosphorylation......Akey feature of integrins is their ability to regulate the affinity for ligands, a process termed integrin activation. The final step in integrin activation is talin binding to the NPXY motif of the integrin beta cytoplasmic domains. Talin binding disrupts the salt bridge between the alpha/beta...

  11. Activation and afterheat analysis for CH HCSB TBM

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    CHEN Zhi; FENG Kai-ming; ZHANG Guo-shu; YUAN Tao

    2006-01-01

    With an activation calculation code FDKR and decay chain data library AF-DCDLIB, the radioactivity,afterheat decay and Biological Hazard Potential (BHP) from activation products have been analyzed in the CH HCSB TBM. The calculation results show that the total radioactivity inventory, heat decay and BHP are 2.10×1016Bq、5.06×10-3 MW、68.6 km3·(Kw)-1,respectively, at shutdown after a continuous irradiation over 0.53 years with 500 MW fusion power.It shows that there isn't seriously environmental safety issue in the TBM.

  12. Uso terapéutico de los cannabinoides

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    Capellà Hereu, Dolors; Duran Delmas, M.

    2004-01-01

    Actualmente hay dos cannabinoides comercializados en algunos países para uso terapéutico. El dronabinol o D9tetrahidrocannabinol (THC) y su análogo babilona para el tratamiento de las náuseas y vómitos secundarios a la quimioterapia antineoplásica que no responde a los tratamientos habituales; pero su lugar en terapéutica como antieméticos ha sido cuestionado porque no se dispone de ensayos clínicos comparativos con los tratamientos de referencia (inhibidores de la serotonina). El dronabinol ...

  13. El uso de documentos en el juicio oral

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    Decastro González, Alejandro

    2009-01-01

    La entrada en vigencia del sistema penal acusatorio en buena parte de Latinoamérica, desde finales del siglo pasado y comienzos del presente, plantea cambios fundamentales en la litigación; uno de esos cambios tiene que ver con el uso adecuado de los documentos y escritos en la audiencia de juicio oral, aspecto que ni resultaba pro - blemático en los anteriores sistemas procesales mixtos-escriturales con tendencia inqui sitiva. El presente artículo aborda esa problemática y plan tea la correc...

  14. Dotazione informatica e uso quotidiano delle TIC nella scuola

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    Luigi Guerra

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo intende presentare in modo sintetico alcuni dati, tra i più significativi, raccolti dalla somministrazione di un questionario presentato a circa 500 insegnanti iscritti ai Percorsi Abilitanti Speciali (PAS erogati dall’Università di Bologna (edizione 2014. Il questionario, raccolto in forma anonima grazie all’attività questionnaire di Moodle (v.2.6 e propedeutico alla frequenza dell’insegnamento “Laboratorio tecnologie” di 3 CFU dei PAS, ha consentito di documentare un quadro generale sulla dotazione informatica e l’uso quotidiano delle tecnologie dell’informazione e della comunicazione (TIC abbastanza omogeneo tra i partecipanti.

  15. La Gestión de Productos fuera de Uso

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    Abraham Olvera de Miguel

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata de la posibilidad de la recuperación de los productos fuera de uso (PFU, su introducción en la cadena de suministro mediante la logística inversa. Se plantea la posibilidad de generar con ello una cadena de valor, lo cual contempla el establecimiento de flujos de materia prima con el material reciclado, el consentimiento de la gente para fomentar el hábito, la conciencia del reciclado y el tipo de transporte.

  16. El uso de videojuegos activos entre los adolescentes

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    Vicente Javier Beltrán Carrillo; Juan Ignacio Beltrán Carrillo; Juan Antonio Moreno Murcia; Eduardo Cervelló Gimeno; Carlos Montero Carretero

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo se analiza el uso de videojuegos activos por parte de una muestra de 570 adolescentes de 4º de ESO. Los datos, recopilados a través de un cuestionario de autoinforme, indican que el 86,7% de los adolescentes ha jugado alguna vez a videojuegos activos, el 53,2% posee en sus hogares las tecnologías necesarias para jugar a este tipo de videojuegos, pero sólo el 7,2% juega habitualmente. Las pruebas de Chicuadrado señalaron que es superior el porcentaje de chicos y adolescentes a...

  17. Fecundidad y uso de anticonceptivo en Costa Rica, 1987

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    Oberle, Mark W.; Sosa, Doris; Madrigal Pana, Johnny; Becker, Stan; Morris, Leo; ROSERO-BIXBY, LUIS

    1989-01-01

    Artículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud, 1989 La prevalencia de anticonceptivos en Costa Rica es una de las más altas de América Latina: el 70 por ciento de las mujeres actualmente casadas utilizan algún método anticonceptivo. Los diferenciales en el uso de anticonceptivos en función del nivel educativo y entre las zonas rurales y urbanas resultan en efecto muy reducidos en comparación con otros países latinoamericanos. Si bien los niveles de...

  18. Uso de derivados de quinazolinas en enfermedades neurodegenerativas

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    Martínez, Ana; Gil, Carmen; Pérez Martín, María Concepción; Pérez Castillo, Ana; Morales, María; Redondo, Miriam; Sanz-SanCristóbal, Marina

    2009-01-01

    [ES] La presente invención se refiere al uso de una serie de compuestos derivados de quinazolinas para la fabricación de un medicamento para el tratamiento y/o prevención de enfermedades neurológicas y/ neurodegenerativas, tales como la enfermedad de Parkinson o la enfermedad de Alzheimer. La presente invención también se refiere a un método de tratamiento y/o prevención de enfermedades neurológicas y/ neurodegenerativas que comprende la administración de una cantidad terapéuticam...

  19. Uso de fármacos psicoestimulantes en drogodependencias

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    Casas, Miquel; Roncero, Carlos

    2006-01-01

    El uso de medicamentos estimulantes es una cuestión de plena actualidad en psiquiatría, aunque su utilización y prescripción es controvertida . Fármacos como el metilfenidato, las anfetaminas, o el modafinilo están siendo utilizados y estudiados en distintas enfermedades psiquiátricas como el trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH), la dependencia de cocaína, en trastornos del sueño y en la depresión resistente. Todos estos fármacos tienen en común, igual que las drogas de a...

  20. Uso de drogas en adolescentes guatemaltecos: Factores de riesgo

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    Julieta Ortiz de Urdiales

    1996-01-01

    Se investigó el uso de drogas y sus factores asociados, en la población escolar de ciudad de Guatemala. Se construyó un cuestionario y se evaluó en cuatro estudios piloto. El cuestionario se administró a una muestra de 400 estudiantes de tres niveles, en un rango de 11 a 18 años de edad. Los datos se procesaron con el programa EPI INFO que es un programa estadístico especialmente para estudios de tipo epidemiológico. Se utilizó el chi cuadrado, la prueba de Fisher y la Odd Ratio, una...

  1. Lengua en uso: consideraciones acerca del relativo "cuyo"

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    Moschin, Ayelén; Read, Valeria

    2009-01-01

    Nuestro objetivo es analizar un caso particular de subordinadas relativas, sobre el cual poco se ha profundizado: aquellas introducidas por el pronombre relativo “cuyo”. Nos interesa dar respuesta a una serie de interrogantes: cuáles son las características propias de este relativo, cuál es la posición sintáctica que se relativiza en la oración subordinada y cuál es la frecuencia de uso que el mismo tiene en la actualidad.

  2. Vinheta televisiva: usos e funções

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    Jaqueline Esther Schiavoni

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é pensar os usos e funções da vinheta na televisão. Ela acompanhou as mudanças sofridas pela própria TV brasileira e, em decorrência disso, deixou de ser apenas um suporte de divulgação da programação e passou a desempenhar um importante papel no estabelecimento do que divulga, seja a emissora (ou suas afiliadas, seja a programação, e na divisão do tempo televisivo

  3. Epidemiologia do uso de álcool no Brasil

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    Galduróz, José Carlos F.; Caetano, Raul

    2004-01-01

    Os autores descrevem os trabalhos epidemiológicos sobre o álcool, mais recentes e significativos, conduzidos no Brasil nos últimos anos. Buscou-se traçar o panorama do consumo de álcool no país por meio da análise dos levantamentos populacionais (pesquisas domiciliares, uso de drogas entre estudantes, meninos de rua) e indicadores estatísticos (internações hospitalares por dependências, dados do Instituto Médico Legal, acidentes de trânsito relacionados e informações de vendas de bebidas alco...

  4. IMPACTO DEL USO DE AGUA RESIDUAL EN LA AGRICULTURA

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    María E. Guadarrama-Brito; Antonina Galván Fernández

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    La escasez de agua para uso urbano y la dependencia del riego para la producción agrícola en zonas de rápido crecimiento demográfico, han contribuido a que a nivel internacional aumente el interés en el reuso del agua. Existen riesgos para la salud debido a la presencia de microorganismos y contaminantes como los metales pesados y mutagénicos; los primeros impactan a corto plazo, debido a la contaminación de alimentos que pueden provocar, y los segundos impactan a largo plazo, contribuyendo a...

  5. Problemas éticos en el uso de suplementos nutricionales

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    Álvarez García, Julián

    2015-01-01

    En lo últimos años han aparecido en el panorama alimenticio nuevos productos que buscan mejorar el aporte de determinados nutrientes en situaciones o poblaciones específicas o adaptar la nutrición a algunas de esas poblaciones. Estos alimentos ?no convencionales? se agrupan en dos apartados que serían los ?complementos alimenticios? y los ?dietéticos? y muchos de ellos se agrupan en el acervo popular bajo la denominación de ?suplementos?. Su uso es cuando menos controvertido y encontramos cl...

  6. Los usos de la escritura en José Artigas

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    2013-01-01

    Este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar el sentido y los usos de la palabra escrita en José Artigas. Se trara de un corpus discursivo que, entre la cultura oral y la letrada, entre el discurso iluminista de las revoluciones liberales y el tradicional del caudillismo, logra constituirse como un espacio de representación "otro", cuya legitimidad no proviene enteramente ni de lo culto ni de lo popular, sino de una peculiar inflexión de ambos. El artículo se divide en dos partes. En la primera...

  7. Analysis of whey protein hydrolysates: peptide profile and ACE inhibitory activity

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    Marialice Pinto Coelho Silvestre

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to prepare enzymatic hydrolysates from whey protein concentrate with a nutritionally adequate peptide profile and the ability to inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE activity. The effects of the type of enzyme used (pancreatin or papain, the enzyme:substrate ratio (E:S ratio=0.5:100, 1:100, 2:100 and 3:100 and the use of ultrafiltration (UF were investigated. The fractionation of peptides was performed by size-exclusion-HPLC, and the quantification of the components of the chromatographic fractions was carried out by a rapid Corrected Fraction Area method. The ACE inhibitory activity (ACE-IA was determined by Reverse Phase-HPLC. All parameters tested affected both the peptide profile and the ACE-IA. The best peptide profile was achieved for the hydrolysates obtained with papain, whereas pancreatin was more advantageous in terms of ACE-IA. The beneficial effect of using a lower E:S ratio on the peptide profile and ACE-IA was observed for both enzymes depending on the conditions used to prepare the hydrolysates. The beneficial effect of not using UF on the peptide profile was observed in some cases for pancreatin and papain. However, the absence of UF yielded greater ACE-IA only when using papain.O objetivo deste estudo foi preparar hidrolisados enzimáticos do concentrado proteico do soro de leite com perfil peptídico nutricionalmente adequado e com capacidade para inibir a atividade da enzima conversora da angiotensina (ECA. Os efeitos do tipo de enzima usado (pancreatina ou papaína, da relação enzima:substrato (E:S=0,5:100, 1:100, 2:100 e 3:100 e do uso da ultrafiltração (UF foram investigados. O fracionamento dos peptídeos foi feito por CLAE de exclusão molecular e a quantificação dos componentes das frações cromatográficas foi realizada pelo método da Área Corrigida da Fração. A atividade inibitória da ECA (AI-ECA foi determinada por CLAE de fase reversa. Todos os parâmetros testados afetaram

  8. Structure analysis of active components of traditional Chinese medicines

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    Zhang, Wei; Sun, Qinglei; Liu, Jianhua

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    Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) have been widely used for healing of different health problems for thousands of years. They have been used as therapeutic, complementary and alternative medicines. TCMs usually consist of dozens to hundreds of various compounds, which are extracted from raw...... samples. NMR, on the other hand, provides not only information of primary structures but also information of higher order structures, complementing the components structure analysis by HPLC-MS. The most recent progress in the analysis of the commonly used TCMs will be summarized...

  9. Behavioral treatment of depression: A meta-analysis of activity scheduling.

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    Cuijpers, P.; Straten, van A.; Warmerdam, E.H.

    2007-01-01

    Activity scheduling is a behavioral treatment of depression in which patients learn to monitor their mood and daily activities, and how to increase the number of pleasant activities and to increase positive interactions with their environment. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized effect studie

  10. Flipping the Audience Script: An Activity That Integrates Research and Audience Analysis

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    Lam, Chris; Hannah, Mark A.

    2016-01-01

    This article describes a flipped classroom activity that requires students to integrate research and audience analysis. The activity uses Twitter as a data source. In the activity, students identify a sample, collect customer tweets, and analyze the language of the tweets in an effort to construct knowledge about an audience's values, needs, and…

  11. Microscopic Analysis of Plankton, Periphyton, and Activated Sludge. Training Manual.

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    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Programs.

    This manual is intended for professional personnel in the fields of water pollution control, limnology, water supply and waste treatment. Primary emphasis is given to practice in the identification and enumeration of microscopic organisms which may be encountered in water and activated sludge. Methods for the chemical and instrumental evaluation…

  12. Microscopic Analysis of Plankton, Periphyton, and Activated Sludge. Training Manual.

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    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Programs.

    This manual is intended for professional personnel in the fields of water pollution control, limnology, water supply and waste treatment. Primary emphasis is given to practice in the identification and enumeration of microscopic organisms which may be encountered in water and activated sludge. Methods for the chemical and instrumental evaluation…

  13. Analysis of information systems for the enterprises marketing activities management

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    A.O. Natorina

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    Full Text Available The article deals with the role of the computer information systems in the enterprise marketing activities strategic management, enterprises marketing management information systems. Tthe stages of the development system and launch of a new product into the market within its life cycle are analyzed, exemplified by fat and oil industry.

  14. Frequency analysis of EMG activity in patients with idiopathic torticollis

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    Tijssen, MAJ; Marsden, JF; Brown, P

    2000-01-01

    The pathophysiology of idiopathic dystonic torticollis is unclear and there is no simple test that confirms the diagnosis and excludes a psychogenic or voluntary torticollis in individual patients. We recorded EMG activity in the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and splenius capitis (SPL) muscles of eight

  15. Analysis of glycosidases activity in Chlamydia trachomatis L2 serotype

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    Dr. Sanjiv Rughooputh

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydiae are prokaryotic, gram negative, intracellular parasites, causing a number of human diseases with serious sequelae. The exact mechanism of chlamydial attachment and entry into the host cell is still unclear. Chlamydia trachomatis, SA2F (L2 was tested for the activity of glycosidases. Glycosidases are involved in the synthesis and breakdown of cell-wall polysaccharides, and have a pivotal role in attachment to the surface of host cells as well as in the invasion process of other infective agents. For these reasons, glycosidases are likely to provide important information regarding the general behaviour of this bacterium. Ten different glycosides bound to p-nitrophenol (pNP substrate were tested. Assays were performed on lysed and unlysed chlamydial extracts.Our results provided strong evidence for the existence of glycosidase activity in C.trachomatis, strain SA2F peaking at pH 5.0 and pH 7.5-8.0 There was a high enzymatic activity against p-NPa mannopyranoside and p-NP b-N acetylglucosamine with a recovery of 88% suggesting that the enzymes were present on the bacterial surface. Activity against these sugars, which form part of either the extracellular filler or in endoplasmic reticulum may suggest of a possible mechanism of cellular invasion.

  16. Learning through reciprocal peer coaching; an analysis of activity sequences

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    Zwart, R.C.; Wubbels, T.; Bolhuis, S.; Bergen, Th.C.M.

    2008-01-01

    Just what and how eight experienced teachers in four coaching dyads learned during a 1-year reciprocal peer coaching trajectory was examined in the present study. The learning processes were mapped by providing a detailed description of reported learning activities, reported learning outcomes, and t

  17. Linear analysis of active-medium two-beam accelerator

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    Miron Voin

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available We present detailed development of the linear theory of wakefield amplification by active medium and its possible application to a two-beam accelerator (TBA is discussed. A relativistic train of triggering microbunches traveling along a vacuum channel in an active medium confined by a cylindrical waveguide excites Cherenkov wake in the medium. The wake is a superposition of azimuthally symmetric transverse magnetic modes propagating along a confining waveguide, with a phase velocity equal to the velocity of the triggering bunches. The structure may be designed in such a way that the frequency of one of the modes is close to active-medium resonant frequency, resulting in amplification of the former and domination of a single mode far behind the trigger bunches. Another electron bunch placed in proper phase with the amplified wakefield may be accelerated by the latter. Importantly, the energy for acceleration is provided by the active medium and not the drive bunch as in a traditional TBA. Based on a simplified model, we analyze extensively the impact of various parameters on the wakefield amplification process.

  18. Functional and catalytic active sites prediction and docking analysis ...

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    Jul 1, 2015 ... industrially important azo dyes such as the molecular weight, molecular ... et al., 2010). The software possesses structure-based method to predict active sites in proteins based on a Difference of Gaussian (DoG) approach ...

  19. Human Activity Recognition as Time-Series Analysis

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    Hyesuk Kim

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We propose a system that can recognize daily human activities with a Kinect-style depth camera. Our system utilizes a set of view-invariant features and the hidden state conditional random field (HCRF model to recognize human activities from the 3D body pose stream provided by MS Kinect API or OpenNI. Many high-level daily activities can be regarded as having a hierarchical structure where multiple subactivities are performed sequentially or iteratively. In order to model effectively these high-level daily activities, we utilized a multiclass HCRF model, which is a kind of probabilistic graphical models. In addition, in order to get view-invariant, but more informative features, we extract joint angles from the subject’s skeleton model and then perform the feature transformation to obtain three different types of features regarding motion, structure, and hand positions. Through various experiments using two different datasets, KAD-30 and CAD-60, the high performance of our system is verified.

  20. Prevalence and factors associated with alcohol use among pregnant adolescents Prevalencia y factores asociados al uso de alcohol en adolescentes embarazadas Prevalência e fatores associados ao uso de álcool em adolescentes grávidas

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    Lorena Uchôa Portela Veloso

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    Full Text Available AIM: to identify alcohol use and the associated factors in pregnant adolescents of the municipality of Teresina-PI. METHOD: this is cross-sectional study with 256 pregnant adolescents whose data were obtained through questionnaires covering socioeconomic, pregnancy and alcohol consumption characteristics and through the application of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, an instrument developed by the World Health Organization for screening for the excessive use of alcohol. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square test and odds ratio. RESULTS: the study indicates a prevalence of 32.4% for alcohol use during pregnancy in adolescents. Of these, 36.1% had scores consistent with risky use. The factors associated with an increased risk of alcohol use during pregnancy are: not having a partner, living on less than 1 minimum wage, not being religious, performing up to 3 prenatal consultations, having suffered violence and alcohol use in previous pregnancies. CONCLUSION: a high prevalence of alcohol consumption by pregnant adolescents and various risk factors involved in this process were identified. These data reflect the need for the use, by nurses, of screening technologies for alcohol consumption during pregnancy and health promotion strategies among groups of adolescents.OBJETIVO: identificar el uso de alcohol y los factores asociados en adolescentes embarazadas en el municipio de Teresina, estado de Piauí, Brasil. MÉTODO: se trata de un estudio transversal con 256 adolescentes embarazadas cuyos datos fueron obtenidos por medio de formularios con preguntas referentes a variables socioeconómicas, de embarazo y características del consumo de alcohol y aplicación del Alcohol Use Desorders Identification Test, instrumento desarrollado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud para rastreo del uso excesivo de alcohol. Se realizó un análisis estadístico descriptivo: prueba chi-cuadrado y odds ratio. RESULTADOS

  1. Phytochemical Analysis and Biological Activities of Cola nitida Bark

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    Durand Dah-Nouvlessounon

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Kola nut is chewed in many West African cultures and is used ceremonially. The aim of this study is to investigate some biological effects of Cola nitida’s bark after phytochemical screening. The bark was collected, dried, and then powdered for the phytochemical screening and extractions. Ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of C. nitida were used in this study. The antibacterial activity was tested on ten reference strains and 28 meat isolated Staphylococcus strains by disc diffusion method. The antifungal activity of three fungal strains was determined on the Potato-Dextrose Agar medium mixed with the appropriate extract. The antioxidant activity was determined by DPPH and ABTS methods. Our data revealed the presence of various potent phytochemicals. For the reference and meat isolated strains, the inhibitory diameter zone was from 17.5±0.7 mm (C. albicans to 9.5±0.7 mm (P. vulgaris. The MIC ranged from 0.312 mg/mL to 5.000 mg/mL and the MBC from 0.625 mg/mL to >20 mg/mL. The highest antifungal activity was observed with F. verticillioides and the lowest one with P. citrinum. The two extracts have an excellent reducing free radical activity. The killing effect of A. salina larvae was perceptible at 1.04 mg/mL. The purified extracts of Cola nitida’s bark can be used to hold meat products and also like phytomedicine.

  2. Analysis of Flavonoids in Rhamnus davurica and Its Antiproliferative Activities

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    Guilin Chen

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Rhamnus davurica Pall. (R. davurica has been used as a traditional medicinal herb for many years in China and abroad. It has been well documented as a rich source of flavonoids with diversified structures, which in turn results in far-ranging biological activities, such as anti-inflammation, anticancer, antibacterial and antioxidant activities. In order to further correlate their anticancer potentials with the phytochemical components, the fingerprint profile of R. davurica herb from Dongbei was firstly investigated using HPLC-ESI-MS/MS. Thirty two peaks were detected and identified, 14 of which were found in R. davurica for the first time in this work. Furthermore, a total of 23 peaks were resolved as flavonoids, which are the major components found in R. davurica. Meanwhile, the antiproliferative activities against human cancer cells of HT-29 and SGC-7901 in vitro exhibited distinct inhibitory effects with IC50 values at 24.96 ± 0.74 and 89.53 ± 4.11 μg/mL, respectively. Finally, the general toxicity against L-O2 cells displayed a much higher IC50 at 229.19 ± 8.52 μg/mL, which suggested very low or no toxicity on hepatic cell viability. The current study revealed for the first time the correlations between the flavonoids of R. davurica with their antiproliferative activities, which indicated that the fingerprint profile of flavonoids and their anticancer activities could provide valuable information on the quality control for herbal medicines and their derived natural remedies from this valuable medicinal plant.

  3. Phytochemical Analysis and Biological Activities of Cola nitida Bark.

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    Dah-Nouvlessounon, Durand; Adoukonou-Sagbadja, Hubert; Diarrassouba, Nafan; Sina, Haziz; Adjanohoun, Adolphe; Inoussa, Mariam; Akakpo, Donald; Gbenou, Joachim D; Kotchoni, Simeon O; Dicko, Mamoudou H; Baba-Moussa, Lamine

    2015-01-01

    Kola nut is chewed in many West African cultures and is used ceremonially. The aim of this study is to investigate some biological effects of Cola nitida's bark after phytochemical screening. The bark was collected, dried, and then powdered for the phytochemical screening and extractions. Ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of C. nitida were used in this study. The antibacterial activity was tested on ten reference strains and 28 meat isolated Staphylococcus strains by disc diffusion method. The antifungal activity of three fungal strains was determined on the Potato-Dextrose Agar medium mixed with the appropriate extract. The antioxidant activity was determined by DPPH and ABTS methods. Our data revealed the presence of various potent phytochemicals. For the reference and meat isolated strains, the inhibitory diameter zone was from 17.5 ± 0.7 mm (C. albicans) to 9.5 ± 0.7 mm (P. vulgaris). The MIC ranged from 0.312 mg/mL to 5.000 mg/mL and the MBC from 0.625 mg/mL to >20 mg/mL. The highest antifungal activity was observed with F. verticillioides and the lowest one with P. citrinum. The two extracts have an excellent reducing free radical activity. The killing effect of A. salina larvae was perceptible at 1.04 mg/mL. The purified extracts of Cola nitida's bark can be used to hold meat products and also like phytomedicine.

  4. Promotion of physical activity in the European region: content analysis of 27 national policy documents

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    Daugbjerg, Signe B; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Racioppi, Francesca;

    2009-01-01

    search methods, 49 national policy documents on physical activity promotion were identified. An analysis grid covering key features was developed for the analysis of the 27 documents published in English. RESULTS: Analysis showed that many general recommendations for policy developments are being...

  5. Promotion of physical activity in the European region: content analysis of 27 national policy documents

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    Daugbjerg, Signe B; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Racioppi, Francesca

    2009-01-01

    search methods, 49 national policy documents on physical activity promotion were identified. An analysis grid covering key features was developed for the analysis of the 27 documents published in English. RESULTS: Analysis showed that many general recommendations for policy developments are being...

  6. Photospheric, Chromospheric and Helioseismic Signatures of a Large Flare in Super-active Region NOAA 10486

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    Ashok Ambastha

    2006-06-01

    NOAA 10486 produced several powerful flares, including the 4B/X17.2 superflare of October 28, 2003/11:10 UT. This flare was extensively covered by the H and GONG instruments operated at the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO). The central location of the active region on October 28, 2003was well-suited for the ring diagram analysis to obtain the 3-D power spectra and search for helioseismic response of this large flare on the amplitude, frequency and width of the p-modes. Further, using USO observations, we have identified the sites of new flux emergences, large proper motions and line-of-sight velocity flows in the active region and their relationship with the flare.

  7. International Space Station USOS Potable Water Dispenser On-Orbit Functionality Versus Design

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    Toon, Katherine P.; Lovell, Randal W.

    2010-01-01

    The International Space Station (ISS) currently provides potable water dispensing for rehydrating crewmember food and drinking packages. There is one system located in the United States On-orbit Segment (USOS) and one system in the Russian Segment. Shuttle mission STS-126 delivered the USOS Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) to ISS on ULF2; subsequent activation occurred on November 2008. The PWD is capable of supporting an ISS crew of six, but nominally supplies only half this crew size. The PWD design provides incremental quantities of hot and ambient temperature potable water to US food and beverage packages. PWD receives iodinated water from the US Water Recovery System (WRS) Fuel Cell Water Bus, which feeds from the Water Processing Assembly (WPA). The PWD removes the biocidal iodine to make the water potable prior to dispensing. A heater assembly contained within the unit supplies up to 2.0 L of hot water (65 to 93 ?C) every 30 min. During a single meal, this quantity of water supports three to four crewmembers? food rehydration and beverages. The unit design has a functional life expectancy of 10 years, with replacement of limited life items, such as filters. To date, the PWD on-orbit performance is acceptable. Since activation of the PWD, there were several differences between on-orbit functionality and expected performance of hardware design. The comparison of on-orbit functionality to performance of hardware design is discussed for the following key areas: 1) microbial contamination, 2) no-dispense and water leakage scenarios, and 3) under-dispense scenarios.

  8. Active Control Analysis for Aeroelastic Instabilities in Turbomachines

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    Keith, Theo G., Jr.; Srivastava, Rakesh

    2002-01-01

    Turbomachines onboard aircraft operate in a highly complex and harsh environment. The unsteady flowfield inherent to turbomachines leads to several problems associated with safety, stability, performance and noise. In-flight surge or flutter incidents could be catastrophic and impact the safety and reliability of the aircraft. High-Cycle-Fatigue (HCF), on the other hand, can significantly impact safety, readiness and maintenance costs. To avoid or minimize these problems generally a more conservative design method must be initiated which results in thicker blades and a loss of performance. Actively controlled turbomachines have the potential to reduce or even eliminate the instabilities by impacting the unsteady aerodynamic characteristics. By modifying the unsteady aerodynamics, active control may significantly improve the safety and performance especially at off-design conditions, reduce noise, and increase the range of operation of the turbomachine. Active control can also help improve reliability for mission critical applications such as the Mars Flyer. In recent years, HCF has become one of the major issues concerning the cost of operation for current turbomachines. HCF alone accounts for roughly 30% of maintenance cost for the United States Air-Force. Other instabilities (flutter, surge, rotating-stall, etc.) are generally identified during the design and testing phase. Usually a redesign overcomes these problems, often reducing performance and range of operation, and resulting in an increase in the development cost and time. Despite a redesign, the engines do not have the capabilities or means to cope with in-flight unforeseen vibration, stall, flutter or surge related instabilities. This could require the entire fleet worldwide to be stood down for expensive modifications. These problems can be largely overcome by incorporating active control within the turbomachine and its design. Active control can help in maintaining the integrity of the system in

  9. Active magnetic radiation shielding system analysis and key technologies.

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    Washburn, S A; Blattnig, S R; Singleterry, R C; Westover, S C

    2015-01-01

    Many active magnetic shielding designs have been proposed in order to reduce the radiation exposure received by astronauts on long duration, deep space missions. While these designs are promising, they pose significant engineering challenges. This work presents a survey of the major systems required for such unconfined magnetic field design, allowing the identification of key technologies for future development. Basic mass calculations are developed for each system and are used to determine the resulting galactic cosmic radiation exposure for a generic solenoid design, using a range of magnetic field strength and thickness values, allowing some of the basic characteristics of such a design to be observed. This study focuses on a solenoid shaped, active magnetic shield design; however, many of the principles discussed are applicable regardless of the exact design configuration, particularly the key technologies cited.

  10. Structural Analysis of Polysaccharide from Cladonia furcatar and Its Activities

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    CHEN; Qian

    2001-01-01

    Cladonia furcatar is a member of the lichens genus Cladonia. Japanese scientific researchers [1] made a great achievement in selecting lichens as anticancer agent and polysaccharides are generally considered to be their main bioactive constituents. Recently, Iacomini et al[2] have investigated the members of the genus Cladonia, a mannose-containing polysaccharide was isolated from Cladoniafurcatar. We now report the new chemical structure of polysaccharide from Cladoniafurcatar and its activities.  ……

  11. Structural Analysis of Polysaccharide from Cladonia furcatar and Its Activities

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    CHEN Qian; LIN Xin; CAI YuJun; LI ZhiXiao

    2001-01-01

    @@ Cladonia furcatar is a member of the lichens genus Cladonia. Japanese scientific researchers [1] made a great achievement in selecting lichens as anticancer agent and polysaccharides are generally considered to be their main bioactive constituents. Recently, Iacomini et al[2] have investigated the members of the genus Cladonia, a mannose-containing polysaccharide was isolated from Cladoniafurcatar. We now report the new chemical structure of polysaccharide from Cladoniafurcatar and its activities.

  12. An analysis of the BVRI colors of 22 active comets

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    Betzler, A. S.; Almeida, R. S.; Cerqueira, W. J.; Araujo, L. A.; Prazeres, C. J. M.; Jesus, J. N.; Bispo, P. A. S.; Andrade, V. B.; Freitas, Y. A. S.; Betzler, L. B. S.

    2017-08-01

    Our aim was to analyze the variation of Johnson-Kron-Cousins BVRI color indexes of a sample with 22 active comets of various dynamic groups with the time, geometrical, observational and dynamical parameters. We performed photometric observations of 16 comets between 2010 and 2014, using robotic telescopes in three continents. In addition to the sample, we used data of six comets available in the literature. A statistical comparison between the distributions of color indexes was performed using the Kruskal-Wallis H-test. The color indexes of active comets can vary a few tenths up to a magnitude on time scales that range from hours to weeks. Using the B-V colors of the observed comets, we generated a relationship that correlates the cometary visual and CCD magnitudes. We did not identify any relationship between B-V and V-R colors with heliocentric distance and phase angle. The color B-V is correlated with the photometric aperture that can be described by a logarithmic function. We did not identify any differences in the distribution of B-V color among the comets analyzed at a confidence level equal to or greater than 95%. The mean color of active comets are B-R = 1.20 ± 0.24 , B-V = 0.76 ± 0.16 and V-R = 0.42 ± 0.16 . Active comets with V-R colors outside the three standard deviation interval can be considered objects with unusual physical characteristics.

  13. Antioxidant, Antigenotoxic, Antimicrobial Activities and Phytochemical Analysis of Dianthus carmelitarum

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    Rezzan Aliyazicioglu

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we investigated the phytochemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antigenotoxic properties of the aqueous extract of Dianthus carmelitarum for the first time. The phenolic and volatile compounds, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antigenotoxic activities of the extract were determined by HPLC and SPME-GC-FID/MS, spectrophotometric, agar well diffusion methods and comet assay, respectively. The polyphenolic content and ferric reducing power values of the extract were found 12.6 ± 0.27 mg gallic acid and 238 ± 2.89 μM trolox equivalents per g sample, respectively. Syringaldehyde and chlorogenic acid were detected as major phenolic compounds, while terpenes were determined as major volatile compound. Dianthus carmelitarum extract especially exhibited moderate antimicrobial activity against Mycobacterium smegmatis. Extract reduced H 2O 2-induced DNA damage in a concentration dependent manner in fibroblast cells compared to positive control (only 20 μM H 2O 2 treatment. Dianthus carmelitarum can be considered in the food, cosmetic, and drug industries due to its antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antigenotoxic activities.

  14. Metaproteomic analysis reveals microbial metabolic activities in the deep ocean

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    Wang, Da-Zhi; Xie, Zhang-Xian; Zhang, Shu-Feng; Wang, Ming-Hua; Zhang, Hao; Kong, Ling-Fen; Lin, Lin

    2016-04-01

    The deep sea is the largest habitat on earth and holds many and varied microbial life forms. However, little is known about their metabolic activities in the deep ocean. Here, we characterized protein profiles of particulate (>0.22 μm) and dissolved (between 10 kDa and 0.22 μm) fractions collected from the deep South China Sea using a shotgun proteomic approach. SAR324, Alteromonadales and SAR11 were the most abundant groups, while Prasinophyte contributed most to eukaryotes and cyanophage to viruses. The dominant heterotrophic activity was evidenced by the abundant transporters (33%). Proteins participating in nitrification, methanogenesis, methyltrophy and CO2 fixation were detected. Notably, the predominance of unique cellular proteins in dissolved fraction suggested the presence of membrane structures. Moreover, the detection of translation proteins related to phytoplankton indicated that other process rather than sinking particles might be the downward export of living cells. Our study implied that novel extracellular activities and the interaction of deep water with its overlying water could be crucial to the microbial world of deep sea.

  15. In Silico Antitubercular Activity Analysis of Benzofuran and Naphthofuran Derivatives

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    Prashantha Karunakar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available For the human health, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB is the deadliest enemy since decades due to its multidrug resistant strains. During latent stage of tuberculosis infection, MTB consumes nitrate as the alternate mechanism of respiration in the absence of oxygen, thus increasing its survival and virulence. NarL is a nitrate/nitrite response transcriptional regulatory protein of two-component signal transduction system which regulates nitrate reductase and formate dehydrogenase for MTB adaptation to anaerobic condition. Phosphorylation by sensor kinase (NarX is the primary mechanism behind the activation of NarL although many response regulators get activated by small molecule phospho-donors in the absence of sensor kinase. Using in silico approach, the molecular docking of benzofuran and naphthofuran derivatives and dynamic study of benzofuran derivative were performed. It was observed that compound Ethyl 5-bromo-3-ethoxycarbonylamino-1-benzofuran-2-carboxylate could be stabilized at the active site for over 10 ns of simulation. Here we suggest that derivatives of benzofuran moiety can lead to developing novel antituberculosis drugs.

  16. Synthetic Training Data Generation for Activity Monitoring and Behavior Analysis

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    Monekosso, Dorothy; Remagnino, Paolo

    This paper describes a data generator that produces synthetic data to simulate observations from an array of environment monitoring sensors. The overall goal of our work is to monitor the well-being of one occupant in a home. Sensors are embedded in a smart home to unobtrusively record environmental parameters. Based on the sensor observations, behavior analysis and modeling are performed. However behavior analysis and modeling require large data sets to be collected over long periods of time to achieve the level of accuracy expected. A data generator - was developed based on initial data i.e. data collected over periods lasting weeks to facilitate concurrent data collection and development of algorithms. The data generator is based on statistical inference techniques. Variation is introduced into the data using perturbation models.

  17. Activated sludge morphology characterization through an image analysis procedure

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    Y. G. Perez

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available This work deals with the development of a digital image analysis procedure to characterize microbial flocs obtained in three different WWTP: a bench-scale Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR dealing with phenol and nitrogen biological removal, a municipal treatment unit (Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and an industrial wastewater treatment plant (Ciba - Estrada do Colégio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The developed procedure permits to obtain its morphological parameters like equivalent diameter, compactness, roundness and porosity properties as well as the fractal dimension. This procedure was validated and lead to identify the major relationships between the analysed morphological parameters. A minimum of 300 flocs should be included in the image analysis and a significant influence of the sample dilution step on the mean size of the flocs was verified. The porosity parameter positively correlated with the fractal dimension of microbial aggregates indicating the that highly porous flocs are very irregular.

  18. Mathematical analysis techniques for modeling the space network activities

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    Foster, Lisa M.

    1992-01-01

    The objective of the present work was to explore and identify mathematical analysis techniques, and in particular, the use of linear programming. This topic was then applied to the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) in order to understand the space network better. Finally, a small scale version of the system was modeled, variables were identified, data was gathered, and comparisons were made between actual and theoretical data.

  19. Analysis of Facts and Dilemmas of Globalization Activities

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    Linda Jurakovic; Giorgio Cadum; Goran Fabris

    2006-01-01

    This paper critically analyzes the key elements (world trends, national identity, human resources, market) of the effects of globalization on the market, as well as the role of our country in the entire process, listing practical examples. Through comparison and analysis of the available literature and experience, it was concluded that there is a dual impact of globalization in the economic sphere and the need for including management into world trends is increasing. The turbulent environment...

  20. Computers in activation analysis and gamma-ray spectroscopy

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    Carpenter, B. S.; D' Agostino, M. D.; Yule, H. P. [eds.

    1979-01-01

    Seventy-three papers are included under the following session headings: analytical and mathematical methods for data analysis; software systems for ..gamma..-ray and x-ray spectrometry; ..gamma..-ray spectra treatment, peak evaluation; least squares; IAEA intercomparison of methods for processing spectra; computer and calculator utilization in spectrometer systems; and applications in safeguards, fuel scanning, and environmental monitoring. Separate abstracts were prepared for 72 of those papers. (DLC)

  1. TENDENCY OF IMPROVEMENT ANALYSIS OF VENTURE ACTIVITY FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

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    G.Yu. Iakovetс

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The questions concerning the definition of current trends and prospects of venture financing new innovative enterprises as one of the most effective and alternative, but with a high degree of risk financing sources of the entity. The features of venture financing that is different from other sources of business financing, as well as income from investments of venture capital can greatly exceed the volume of investments, but at the same time such financing risks are significant, so it all makes it necessary to build an effective system of venture capital investments in the workplace. In the course of the study also revealed problems of analysis and minimization of risks in the performance of venture financing of innovative enterprises. Defining characteristics analysis and risk assessment of venture financing helps to find ways to minimize and systematization, avoidance and prevention of risks in the performance of venture capital. The study also identified the major areas of improvement analysis of venture capital for management decisions.

  2. Qualidade de um solo sob diferentes usos e sob Cerrado nativo Soil quality under different uses and native Cerrado

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    Ricardo Araújo

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available O uso sustentável do solo tem-se constituído em tema de crescente relevância, em face do aumento das atividades antrópicas. Com o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade do solo em área de Cerrado nativo e em áreas sob diferentes usos, foram amostradas camadas de Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo sob quatro tipos de ocupação: pastagem natural, pastagem cultivada, cultivo convencional com culturas anuais e florestamento de pínus. As áreas estão localizadas na Fazenda Água Limpa, DF. Foram avaliados os seguintes atributos de qualidade do solo: densidade do solo, resistência mecânica à penetração, taxa de infiltração de água, teor de matéria orgânica, capacidade de troca catiônica, C total da biomassa microbiana e respiração basal. Com base nos dados obtidos, foi organizado um diagrama comparativo e calculado um índice da qualidade do solo para cada tipo de uso. Os resultados evidenciaram relação estreita e inversa entre a qualidade do solo e a intensidade de uso a que as áreas foram submetidas. Mediante análise desses atributos e da elaboração de um modelo comparativo, foi possível avaliar o nível de degradação do solo em função do uso de cada área.Sustainable soil use is becoming increasingly relevant given the increase of anthropic activities. In order to evaluate the soil quality, soil samples were collected from five areas: natural Cerrado (reference, native pasture, planted pasture, annual crops under conventional tillage and pine forest. The areas are located in the Federal District, Brazil, in a clayey Red Yellow Latosol (Acrustox. The following soil quality attributes were measured: bulk density, mechanical resistance to penetration, water infiltration rate, organic matter content, cation exchange capacity, carbon of microbial biomass and basal respiration. Based on the obtained data a comparative diagram was drawn and a soil quality index calculated for each type of use. The results showed a close inverse

  3. Using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis for geochemical analyses of terrestrial impact structures: Current analytical procedures at the University of Vienna Geochemistry Activation Analysis Laboratory

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    Mader, Dieter [Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: dieter.mader@univie.ac.at; Koeberl, Christian [Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: christian.koeberl@univie.ac.at

    2009-12-15

    The Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Gamma Spectroscopy Laboratory at the Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, has been upgraded in the year 2006. This paper describes the sample preparation, new instrumentation and data evaluation for hundreds of rock samples of two terrestrial impact structures. The measurement and data evaluation are done by using Genie{sup TM} 2000 and a custom-made batch software for the used analysis sequences.

  4. Uso de contraceptivos por puérperas adolescentes

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    Fernanda Schulz da Rosa

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Indagar el uso de métodos contraceptivos por las puérperas adolescentes a fin de relacionar su (desuso con el embarazo en la adolescencia. Método: Estudio transversal, descriptivo, realizado por medio de un instrumento estructurado con 181 puérperas adolescentes que tuvieron sus partos en el hospital participante de la investigación. Los datos fueron recolectados en el período de diciembre de 2008 a diciembre de 2009. Resultados: El 64,1% de las puérperas usaba algún método contraceptivo antes del embarazo; los métodos más utilizados fueron el anticoncepcional oral (51% y el preservativo masculino (29%. Para el 75% de las adolescentes el embarazo fue planeado y justificado por el deseo y la voluntad propia de experimentar la maternidad. Conclusión: Considerando que casi la mitad de las adolescentes entrevistadas deseaba el embarazo, se deduce que investigar y discutir apenas el uso o no de los métodos contraceptivos no es adecuado. Es necesario profundizar las investigaciones acerca de los significados de ser madre en la adolescencia.

  5. Introdução a uma epistemologia do uso

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    Arley Ramos Moreno

    Full Text Available Em nosso texto, apresentando uma concepção de pragmática filosófica e tendo em conta uma exposição wittgensteiniana dos jogos de linguagem, pretendemos mostrar que a descrição terapêutica dos usos das palavras, através do procedimento de variações metodológicas de suas aplicações diversificadas, sugere uma série preciosa de elementos que permitem a exploração do conceito de uso como indicativo de um campo esclarecedor da atividade epistêmica de constituição da significação, através do trabalho com a linguagem e elementos do mundo extralinguístico. Desse ponto de vista, a atividade epistêmica não se limitaria a elaborar modelos cognitivos, mas deveria ser entendida como constitutiva da significação em geral, sendo as formas cognitivas um capítulo apenas, ainda que importante, da atividade mais geral de constituição que define o que é o objeto - ou melhor, define o seu sentido.

  6. International Space Station USOS Waste and Hygiene Compartment Development

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    Link, Dwight E., Jr.; Broyan, James Lee, Jr.; Gelmis, Karen; Philistine, Cynthia; Balistreri, Steven

    2007-01-01

    The International Space Station (ISS) currently provides human waste collection and hygiene facilities in the Russian Segment Service Module (SM) which supports a three person crew. Additional hardware is planned for the United States Operational Segment (USOS) to support expansion of the crew to six person capability. The additional hardware will be integrated in an ISS standard equipment rack structure that was planned to be installed in the Node 3 element; however, the ISS Program Office recently directed implementation of the rack, or Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC), into the U.S. Laboratory element to provide early operational capability. In this configuration, preserved urine from the WHC waste collection system can be processed by the Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) in either the U.S. Lab or Node 3 to recover water for crew consumption or oxygen production. The human waste collection hardware is derived from the Service Module system and is provided by RSC-Energia. This paper describes the concepts, design, and integration of the WHC waste collection hardware into the USOS including integration with U.S. Lab and Node 3 systems.

  7. O uso das terapias alternativas por enfermeiros docentes

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    Maria Julia Paes da Silva

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available Os estudos e discussões sobre as Práticas Alternativas de Saúde (PAS estão mais freqüentes no âmbito da Enfermagem, propiciando discussões sobre o processo saúde-doença num paradigma diferente do modelo biomédico vigente. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar quais as práticas alternativas utilizadas por docentes de Enfermagem em si mesmos e/ou nas respectivas famílias e se as discutem com seus alunos. A população do estudo foi 59 docentes de graduação em Enfermagem da cidade de São Paulo, que responderam a um questionário. Os respondentes foram escolhidos aleatoriamente e os dados coletados em outubro de 1996. Verificou-se que 39 (66,1% deles usaram as PAS sendo as mais comuns a homeopatia (24 vezes, os florais (21 e a massagem oriental (13. Mesmo os que não fizeram uso das PAS, são favoráveis ao seu uso em situações específicas; 56 (94,9% docentes são favoráveis ao seu ensino; apenas 31 (52,5% falam sobre isso com seus alunos.

  8. BRECHA DIGITAL: USO DE INTERNET ENTRE DOCENTES Y ALUMNOS UNIVERSITARIOS

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    Luis Márquez P.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar la brecha digital en cuanto al acceso, conocimiento y uso de internet, entre docentes y alumnos del Instituto Universitario de Tecnología READIC – UNIR de la Ciudad de Maracaibo, desarrollada bajo una metodología descriptiva, de campo, con un diseño no experimental del tipo  transeccional. La población estuvo conformada por 222 docentes y 7.871 alumnos del respectivo Instituto. La muestra se obtuvo a través de la fórmula de Shiffer quedando conformada 73 docentes y 99 alumnos. Se utilizó un muestreo aleatorio estratificado. Para la recolección de los datos se diseñó un cuestionario no homogéneo, conformado por 10 preguntas. El análisis de datos se realizó con el apoyo de la herramienta informática Microsoft Excel 2007. Los resultados obtenidos reflejaron un nivel bajo en la Brecha Digital en cuanto al acceso, al conocimiento y la finalidad de uso del Internet entre docentes y alumnos.

  9. O uso da aromaterapia na melhora da autoestima

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    Juliana Rizzo Gnatta

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste estudo foram verificar se a inalação dos óleos essenciais de rosa e de ylang-ylang alteram a percepção da autoestima e comparar a eficácia dos mesmos. O projeto foi aprovado pelo Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa do Hospital da Universidade de São Paulo. Participaram 43 funcionários dos setores de Higienização e da Central de Materiais e Esterilização durante os meses de maio a julho de 2009. Os sujeitos foram randomizados em três grupos: dois que receberem os óleos essenciais e outro que recebeu placebo (essência de rosa. A avaliação da autoestima foi feita através de uma escala já validada no Brasil, sendo aplicada antes do uso dos aromas, depois de 30 dias de uso e ao completar 60 dias. Dentre os resultados, verificou-se que a amostra era constituída por 88,6% de indivíduos com média e alta autoestima e que os óleos essenciais em questão não alteraram de forma significativa a percepção da autoestima.

  10. Functional analysis of the Tat trans activator of human immunodeficiency virus type 2.

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    Fenrick, R; Malim, M H; Hauber, J; Le, S.Y.; Maizel, J; Cullen, B R

    1989-01-01

    The trans-activator (Tat) proteins of the related but distinct type 1 and type 2 human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) display incomplete functional reciprocity. One possible explanation of this observation, suggested by computer analysis of potential RNA secondary structures within the viral trans-activation response (TAR) elements, is that HIV-2 Tat requires the presentation of two viral RNA stem-loop sequences for full activity whereas HIV-1 Tat is maximally active upon presenta...

  11. Análise da cicatrização na Linha Alba com uso de extrato aquoso de Orbignya phalerata (babaçu: estudo controlado em ratos Analysis of healing in the Alba Linea with the use of Orbignya phalerata (babassu water extract: controlled study in rats

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    Sebastião Barreto de Brito Filho

    2006-01-01

    étrica mostrou diferença significativa em relação ao grupo experimento de sete dias, que ofereceu melhor resistência do que os outros grupos. CONCLUSÃO: As avaliações histológica e macroscópica não mostraram diferenças significativas entre o extrato e a solução salina; quanto à tensiométrica, o grupo experimento de sete dias apresentou diferença significativa em relação ao grupo controle de mesmo período de pós-operatório, sugerindo indícios de que o uso do extrato administrado intraperitonealmente favorece o processo de cicatrização.INTRODUCTION: The babassu mesocarp (Orbignya phalerata has been used in experimental research studies focused on its antiinflammatory action. In state of Maranhão - Brazil it is widely used not only as food, but also as popular medicine in wound healing process. PURPOSE: To evaluate the action of Orbignya phalerata extract in macroscopic, histologicic and tensiometric aspects in the healing process of median laparotomy in rats. METHODS: Forty male adult Wistar rats were submitted to an incision in the alba linea, sutured back in one plan with separated stitches of polypropilene 5-0. After regular procedure, the animals were divided into two groups of 20 rats each. To the group named control an intraperitoneal, dose of 1,0 ml of saline solution per kilogram of body weight was done. To the experimental group, the same thing was also done, but instead of saline solution it was injected water solution of babassu, in a dose of 50 mg/kg. The animals were observed in the following days. All of them were killed within a three and seven day post-operative period schedule, and then a histological and tensiometric analysis was carried out. RESULTS: On macroscopic examination no relevant adherence, between the alba linea and the abdominal organs in the study groups, was found. Histological evaluation presented marginal significant effects (p=0,86 to acute inflammation and significant effects (p=0,003 to giant cell reaction in both

  12. Functional analysis of Ficolin-3 mediated complement activation.

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    Estrid Hein

    Full Text Available The recognition molecules of the lectin complement pathway are mannose-binding lectin and Ficolin -1, -2 and -3. Recently deficiency of Ficolin-3 was found to be associated with life threatening infections. Thus, we aimed to develop a functional method based on the ELISA platform for evaluating Ficolin-3 mediated complement activation that could be applicable for research and clinical use. Bovine serum albumin (BSA was acetylated (acBSA and chosen as a solid phase ligand for Ficolins in microtiter wells. Binding of Ficolins on acBSA was evaluated, as was functional complement activation assessed by C4, C3 and terminal complement complex (TCC deposition. Serum Ficolin-3 bound to acBSA in a calcium dependent manner, while only minimal binding of Ficolin-2 and no binding of Ficolin-1 were observed. No binding to normal BSA was seen for any of the Ficolins. Serum C4, C3 and TCC deposition on acBSA were dependent only on Ficolin-3 in appropriate serum dilutions. Deposition of down stream complement components correlated highly significantly with the serum concentration of Ficolin-3 but not with Ficolin-2 in healthy donors. To make the assay robust for clinical use a chemical compound was applied to the samples that inhibited interference from the classical pathway due to the presence of anti-BSA antibodies in some sera. We describe a novel functional method for measuring complement activation mediated by Ficolin-3 in human serum up to the formation of TCC. The assay provides the possibility to diagnose functional and genetic defects of Ficolin-3 and down stream components in the lectin complement pathway.

  13. BUSINESS ANALYSIS OF THE ACTIVITY SC COMPLEX ASTORIA SRL

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    CLAUDIU VALENTIN NITU

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A firm is competitive if it can produce high quality products and services and lowercosts than its competitors and internationally. Ability to compete is to do better than firms in thesame industry in terms of sales, market share and profitability, capacity to achieve its strategicconduct, defined as the set of actions undertaken to influence the market, finally leading toincreased profits. The European Union said that the product or service quality at a competitiveprice. It is associated with all activities related to quality management, quality assurance andquality control, certification and accreditation, standardization, etc.

  14. Charismatic leadership and entrepreneurial activity: An empirical analysis

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    Stefan van Hemmen

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Entrepreneurship literature frequently identifies entrepreneurs as possessing a charismatic personality. Charisma is broadly defined as a combination of the talent to foresee market opportunities and the ability to motivate other people in the materialization of these opportunities. Business organizations also provide the context for developing skills and knowledge, which is particularly valuable for potential entrepreneurs who identify business opportunities. Using a sample of 41 countries, we show that higher rates of charismatic leadership at the country level are positively associated with entrepreneurial activity. This outcome suggests that both business-oriented and educational organizations that promote charismatic leadership play a significant role in the development of entrepreneurial incubators.

  15. Antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis of Vochysia divergens (Vochysiaceae).

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    Hess, S C; Brum, R L; Honda, N K; Cruz, A B; Moretto, E; Cruz, R B; Messana, I; Ferrari, F; Cechinel Filho, V; Yunes, R A

    1995-07-07

    Vochysia divergens Pohl (Vochysiaceae) is a tree commonly found in wet soils of 'Pantanal' of Mato Grosso, Brazil, and used in folk medicine against infections and asthma. We have studied different extracts and some isolated compounds from this plant for antibacterial activity. From the extracts of the stem bark beta-sitosterol, betulinic acid and sericic acid were isolated. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) for Staphylococcus aureus were: ethanolic extract (MIC = 1.5 mg/ml); ethyl acetate extract (MIC = 2.0 mg/ml); and sericic acid (MIC = 1.0 mg/ml). Escherichia coli was resistant until 5 mg/ml.

  16. ANALYSIS OF PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND BACTERIOSTATIC ACTIVITY OF TAGETES SP

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    Ramya, R.

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Present study was carried out to investigate the antimicrobial effect of ethanolic extracts of leaves and flowers of Tagetes erecta Linn and Tagetes patula Linn. After performing preliminary phytochemical screening and thin layer chromatography, antimicrobial efficacy of the extracts was evaluated through agar well diffusion method using the bacterial species, viz Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The study has demonstrated highest anti-bacterial activity of the flower extract of T. erecta among all the four extracts tested.

  17. Culture phenomenon analysis on the forest tour activity of China

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    Jiang Minjin

    2006-01-01

    This paper analyzes culture and forest culture, the intension of culture and forest culture, combines the understanding of the main cultural factor with the forest tour activity of China, analyzes the compatible phenomenon of Chinese forest culture and traditional culture, and explores culture of forest tourist site containing the meaning in forest tour. The author thinks the tour of forest culture which will be the important component of forest tour in forest culture,This paper puts forward simple questions existing in exploitation and advantage of forest tour culture, and proposes some countermeasures.

  18. Quantitative analysis of wrist electrodermal activity during sleep

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    Sano, Akane; Picard, Rosalind W.; Stickgold, Robert

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    We present the first quantitative characterization of electrodermal activity (EDA) patterns on the wrists of healthy adults during sleep using dry electrodes. We compare the new results on the wrist to the prior findings on palmar or finger EDA by characterizing data measured from 80 nights of sleep consisting of 9 nights of wrist and palm EDA from 9 healthy adults sleeping at home, 56 nights of wrist and palm EDA from one healthy adult sleeping at home, and 15 nights of wrist EDA from 15 hea...

  19. Circadian patterns of Wikipedia editorial activity: a demographic analysis.