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  1. 21 CFR 868.6225 - Nose clip.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nose clip. 868.6225 Section 868.6225 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Miscellaneous § 868.6225 Nose clip. (a) Identification. A nose clip is a device...

  2. 7 CFR 868.5 - Administrator.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Administrator. 868.5 Section 868.5 Agriculture... FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES Regulations Administration § 868.5 Administrator. The Administrator, under the authority delegated by the Secretary, is charged with administering the programs...

  3. 21 CFR 868.5540 - Rigid laryngoscope.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Rigid laryngoscope. 868.5540 Section 868.5540 Food... DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5540 Rigid laryngoscope. (a) Identification. A rigid laryngoscope is a device used to examine and visualize a patient's upper airway and aid...

  4. 21 CFR 868.5530 - Flexible laryngoscope.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Flexible laryngoscope. 868.5530 Section 868.5530...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5530 Flexible laryngoscope. (a) Identification. A flexible laryngoscope is a fiberoptic device used to examine and visualize a patient's...

  5. 7 CFR 868.209 - Information.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Information. 868.209 Section 868.209 Agriculture... Application of Standards § 868.209 Information. Requests for the Rice Inspection Handbook, Equipment Handbook, or for information concerning approved devices and procedures, criteria for approved devices,...

  6. 7 CFR 868.309 - Information.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Information. 868.309 Section 868.309 Agriculture... Application of Standards § 868.309 Information. Requests for the Rice Inspection Handbook, Equipment Handbook, or for information concerning approved devices and procedures, criteria for approved devices,...

  7. 7 CFR 868.260 - Information.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Information. 868.260 Section 868.260 Agriculture... Governing Application of Standards § 868.260 Information. Requests for the Rice Inspection Handbook, Equipment Handbook, or for information concerning approved devices and procedures, criteria for...

  8. 21 CFR 868.5220 - Blow bottle.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Blow bottle. 868.5220 Section 868.5220 Food and... ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5220 Blow bottle. (a) Identification. A blow bottle is a device that is intended for medical purposes to induce a forced expiration from a patient. The patient...

  9. 21 CFR 868.5690 - Incentive spirometer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Incentive spirometer. 868.5690 Section 868.5690...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5690 Incentive spirometer. (a) Identification. An incentive spirometer is a device that indicates a patient's breathing volume or flow and...

  10. 21 CFR 868.5760 - Cuff spreader.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cuff spreader. 868.5760 Section 868.5760 Food and... ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5760 Cuff spreader. (a) Identification. A cuff spreader is a device used to install tracheal tube cuffs on tracheal or tracheostomy tubes. (b) Classification. Class...

  11. 21 CFR 868.5180 - Rocking bed.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Rocking bed. 868.5180 Section 868.5180 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5180 Rocking bed. (a) Identification. A rocking bed is a...

  12. 21 CFR 868.5580 - Oxygen mask.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Oxygen mask. 868.5580 Section 868.5580 Food and... ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5580 Oxygen mask. (a) Identification. An oxygen mask is a device placed over a patient's nose, mouth, or tracheostomy to administer oxygen or aerosols. (b)...

  13. 21 CFR 868.2700 - Pressure regulator.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Pressure regulator. 868.2700 Section 868.2700 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL... purposes and that is used to convert a medical gas pressure from a high variable pressure to a lower,...

  14. 7 CFR 868.81 - Licensing procedures.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Licensing procedures. 868.81 Section 868.81 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) GRAIN INSPECTION, PACKERS AND STOCKYARD....81 Licensing procedures. (a) Application. An application for a license, the renewal of a license,...

  15. 21 CFR 868.5780 - Tube introduction forceps.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tube introduction forceps. 868.5780 Section 868.5780 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5780 Tube introduction forceps....

  16. 21 CFR 868.1720 - Oxygen gas analyzer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... gases by techniques such as mass spectrometry, polarography, thermal conductivity, or gas chromatography... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Oxygen gas analyzer. 868.1720 Section 868.1720...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1720 Oxygen gas analyzer....

  17. 21 CFR 868.1670 - Neon gas analyzer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Neon gas analyzer. 868.1670 Section 868.1670 Food... DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1670 Neon gas analyzer. (a) Identification. A neon gas analyzer is a device intended to measure the concentration of neon in a gas mixture exhaled by...

  18. 21 CFR 868.1730 - Oxygen uptake computer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Oxygen uptake computer. 868.1730 Section 868.1730...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1730 Oxygen uptake computer. (a) Identification. An oxygen uptake computer is a device intended to compute the amount of oxygen consumed by...

  19. 21 CFR 868.5995 - Tee drain (water trap).

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tee drain (water trap). 868.5995 Section 868.5995...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5995 Tee drain (water trap). (a) Identification. A tee drain (water trap) is a device intended to trap and drain water that collects in...

  20. 21 CFR 868.5440 - Portable oxygen generator.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Portable oxygen generator. 868.5440 Section 868...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5440 Portable oxygen generator. (a) Identification. A portable oxygen generator is a device that is intended to release oxygen for...

  1. 21 CFR 868.5350 - Nasal oxygen catheter.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nasal oxygen catheter. 868.5350 Section 868.5350...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5350 Nasal oxygen catheter. (a) Identification. A nasal oxygen catheter is a device intended to be inserted through a patient's nostril...

  2. 21 CFR 868.5655 - Portable liquid oxygen unit.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Portable liquid oxygen unit. 868.5655 Section 868...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5655 Portable liquid oxygen unit. (a) Identification. A portable liquid oxygen unit is a portable, thermally insulated container of liquid oxygen...

  3. 21 CFR 868.5700 - Nonpowered oxygen tent.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nonpowered oxygen tent. 868.5700 Section 868.5700...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5700 Nonpowered oxygen tent. (a) Identification. A nonpowered oxygen tent is a device that encloses a patient's head and upper body to...

  4. 21 CFR 868.5340 - Nasal oxygen cannula.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nasal oxygen cannula. 868.5340 Section 868.5340...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5340 Nasal oxygen cannula. (a) Identification. A nasal oxygen cannula is a two-pronged device used to administer oxygen to a patient...

  5. 7 CFR 868.301 - Definition of milled rice.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Definition of milled rice. 868.301 Section 868.301... FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES United States Standards for Milled Rice Terms Defined § 868.301 Definition of milled rice. Whole or broken kernels of rice (Oryza sativa L.) from which the hulls and...

  6. 7 CFR 868.201 - Definition of rough rice.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Definition of rough rice. 868.201 Section 868.201... FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES United States Standards for Rough Rice Terms Defined § 868.201 Definition of rough rice. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) which consists of 50 percent or more of paddy kernels...

  7. 21 CFR 868.1640 - Helium gas analyzer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Helium gas analyzer. 868.1640 Section 868.1640...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1640 Helium gas analyzer. (a) Identification. A helium gas analyzer is a device intended to measure the concentration of helium in a...

  8. 21 CFR 868.5330 - Breathing gas mixer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Breathing gas mixer. 868.5330 Section 868.5330...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5330 Breathing gas mixer. (a) Identification. A breathing gas mixer is a device intended for use in conjunction with a respiratory...

  9. 21 CFR 868.6885 - Medical gas yoke assembly.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Medical gas yoke assembly. 868.6885 Section 868...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Miscellaneous § 868.6885 Medical gas yoke assembly. (a) Identification. A medical gas yoke assembly is a device intended to connect medical gas cylinders to...

  10. 7 CFR 868.254 - Broken kernels determination.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Broken kernels determination. 868.254 Section 868.254 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) GRAIN INSPECTION, PACKERS AND STOCKYARD... Governing Application of Standards § 868.254 Broken kernels determination. Broken kernels shall...

  11. 7 CFR 868.304 - Broken kernels determination.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Broken kernels determination. 868.304 Section 868.304 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) GRAIN INSPECTION, PACKERS AND STOCKYARD... Application of Standards § 868.304 Broken kernels determination. Broken kernels shall be determined by the...

  12. 21 CFR 868.5310 - Carbon dioxide absorber.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Carbon dioxide absorber. 868.5310 Section 868.5310...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5310 Carbon dioxide absorber. (a) Identification. A carbon dioxide absorber is a device that is intended for medical purposes and that is used in...

  13. 7 CFR 868.32 - Who shall inspect commodities.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Who shall inspect commodities. 868.32 Section 868.32... FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES Regulations Inspection Methods and Procedures § 868.32 Who shall inspect commodities. Official commodity inspections shall be performed only by official personnel....

  14. 21 CFR 868.2380 - Nitric oxide analyzer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nitric oxide analyzer. 868.2380 Section 868.2380...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Monitoring Devices § 868.2380 Nitric oxide analyzer. (a) Identification. The nitric oxide analyzer is a device intended to measure the concentration of nitric oxide...

  15. 21 CFR 868.5240 - Anesthesia breathing circuit.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Anesthesia breathing circuit. 868.5240 Section 868...) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5240 Anesthesia breathing circuit. (a) Identification. An anesthesia breathing circuit is a device that is intended to administer medical gases to...

  16. 21 CFR 868.5955 - Intermittent mandatory ventilation attachment.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Intermittent mandatory ventilation attachment. 868.5955 Section 868.5955 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... mandatory ventilation attachment. (a) Identification. An intermittent mandatory ventilation (IMV)...

  17. 21 CFR 868.5710 - Electrically powered oxygen tent.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Electrically powered oxygen tent. 868.5710 Section... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5710 Electrically powered oxygen tent. (a) Identification. An electrically powered oxygen tent is a device that encloses a...

  18. 21 CFR 868.5800 - Tracheostomy tube and tube cuff.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tracheostomy tube and tube cuff. 868.5800 Section... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5800 Tracheostomy tube and tube cuff. (a) Identification. A tracheostomy tube and tube cuff is a device intended to be placed into...

  19. 21 CFR 868.5750 - Inflatable tracheal tube cuff.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Inflatable tracheal tube cuff. 868.5750 Section 868.5750 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES... cuff. (a) Identification. An inflatable tracheal tube cuff is a device used to provide an airtight...

  20. 7 CFR 868.36 - Loss of identity.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Loss of identity. 868.36 Section 868.36 Agriculture... identity. (a) Lots. The identity of a packaged lot, bulk lot, or sublot of a commodity shall be considered... or location after the time of original inspection, unless the identity is preserved; or (2)...

  1. 21 CFR 868.2775 - Electrical peripheral nerve stimulator.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Electrical peripheral nerve stimulator. 868.2775... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Monitoring Devices § 868.2775 Electrical peripheral nerve stimulator. (a) Identification. An electrical peripheral nerve stimulator (neuromuscular blockade monitor)...

  2. 21 CFR 868.5165 - Nitric oxide administration apparatus.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nitric oxide administration apparatus. 868.5165... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 868.5165 Nitric oxide administration apparatus. (a) Identification. The nitric oxide administration apparatus is a device used to add...

  3. The Morphological decomposition of Abell A868

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    Driver, S P; Echevarria, L; Cohen, S H; Windhorst, R A; Phillipps, S; Couch, W J; Driver, Simon P; Odewahn, Steve C; Cohen, Seth H; Windhorst, Rogier A; Phillipps, Steven; Couch, Warrick J

    2003-01-01

    We report on the morphological luminosity functions (LFs) and radial profiles derived for the galaxy population within the rich cluster Abell 868 (z=0.153) based purely on Hubble Space Telescope Imaging in F606W. We recover Schechter functions for early(E/S0)-, mid(Sabc)- and late(Sd/Irr)- type galaxies. The early-, mid- and late- types are all consistent with the recent field morphological LFs based on recent analysis of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey -- Early Data Release (SDSS-EDR; Nakamura et al 2003). From a detailed error analysis, including clustering of the background population, we note that improved statistics can only come from combining data from many clusters. We also examine the luminosity-density and number-density profiles as a function of morphology and draw the following conclusions: (1) The galaxies responsible for the steep faint-end slope are predominantly of late-type morphology, (2) The cluster core is dominated by elliptical galaxies, (3) The core is devoid of late-types systems, (4) The...

  4. 21 CFR 868.5375 - Heat and moisture condenser (artificial nose).

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Heat and moisture condenser (artificial nose). 868.5375 Section 868.5375 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... moisture condenser (artificial nose). (a) Identification. A heat and moisture condenser (artificial...

  5. 21 CFR 868.5965 - Positive end expiratory pressure breathing attachment.

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    2010-04-01

    ... attachment. 868.5965 Section 868.5965 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... Positive end expiratory pressure breathing attachment. (a) Identification. A positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) breathing attachment is a device attached to a ventilator that is used to elevate...

  6. 21 CFR 868.2500 - Cutaneous oxygen (PcO2) monitor.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cutaneous oxygen (PcO2) monitor. 868.2500 Section... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Monitoring Devices § 868.2500 Cutaneous oxygen (PcO2) monitor. (a) Identification. A cutaneous oxygen (PcO2) monitor is a noninvasive, heated sensor (e.g.,...

  7. 21 CFR 868.1860 - Peak-flow meter for spirometry.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Peak-flow meter for spirometry. 868.1860 Section 868.1860 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES... spirometry. (a) Identification. A peak-flow meter for spirometry is a device used to measure a...

  8. 7 CFR 868.103 - Public notification of grade standards action.

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    2010-01-01

    ... REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES Marketing Standards § 868.103 Public... proposal. (d) Based on the comments received, GIPSA's knowledge of standards, grading, marketing, and other... will make the grade standards and related information available in printed form and electronic...

  9. 7 CFR 868.10 - Information about the Service, Act, and regulations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Information about the Service, Act, and regulations... § 868.10 Information about the Service, Act, and regulations. Information about the Service, Act... INSPECTION, PACKERS AND STOCKYARD ADMINISTRATION (FEDERAL GRAIN INSPECTION SERVICE), DEPARTMENT...

  10. 双核芯双无损 昂达VX868

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    柠檬草; 黄新乐

    2007-01-01

    VX868是昂达HONEY系列的最新精品,外观上延续了HONEY系列一触即蓝的时尚风格精致的亚克力面板和铝合金底壳,材质高档,26万色2.8英寸QVGA高清TFT彩屏同时还支持FLV视频和FLAC、APE双无损格式。

  11. The first four-color photometric investigation of the W UMa type contact binary V868 Mon

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    Xiao, Zhou; Shengbang, Qian; Jiajia, He; Jia, Zhang; Linqiao, Jiang

    2016-01-01

    The first four-color light curves of V868 Mon in the $B$ $V$ $R_c$ and $I_c$ bands are presented and analyzed by using the Wilson-Devinney method of the 2013 version. It is discovered that V868 Mon is an A-subtype contact binary (f=$58.9\\,\\%$) with a large temperature difference of 916$K$ between the two components. Using the eight new times of light minimum determined by the authors together with those collected from literatures, the authors found that the general trend of the observed-calcu...

  12. 7 CFR 868.310 - Grades and grade requirements for the classes Long Grain Milled Rice, Medium Grain Milled Rice...

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    2010-01-01

    ... Grain Milled Rice, Medium Grain Milled Rice, Short Grain Milled Rice, and Mixed Milled Rice. (See also Â... Milled Rice Principles Governing Application of Standards § 868.310 Grades and grade requirements for the classes Long Grain Milled Rice, Medium Grain Milled Rice, Short Grain Milled Rice, and Mixed Milled...

  13. Tyrosines 868, 966, and 972 in the Kinase Domain of JAK2 Are Autophosphorylated and Required for Maximal JAK2 Kinase Activity

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    Argetsinger, Lawrence S.; Stuckey, Jeanne A.; Robertson, Scott A.; Koleva, Rositsa I.; Cline, Joel M.; Marto, Jarrod A.; Myers, Martin G.; Carter-Su, Christin

    2010-01-01

    Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) is activated by a majority of cytokine family receptors including receptors for GH, leptin, and erythropoietin. To identify novel JAK2-regulatory and/or -binding sites, we set out to identify autophosphorylation sites in the kinase domain of JAK2. Two-dimensional phosphopeptide mapping of in vitro autophosphorylated JAK2 identified tyrosines 868, 966, and 972 as sites of autophosphorylation. Phosphorylated tyrosines 868 and 972 were also identified by mass spectrometry a...

  14. Clinical analysis of alkalosis in 868 critically ill patients%868例危重患者碱中毒的分析

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    钱桂生; 陈维中; 赵志强

    2000-01-01

    目的:探讨危重患者碱中毒类型、特点及原因.方法:分析了868例危重患者1 470例次动脉血气、血电解质参数及临床资料.结果:危重患者碱中毒类型依次为呼吸性碱中毒(呼碱,668例次,45.44%),代谢性碱中毒(代碱,362例次,24.63%),呼碱并代碱(270例次,18.37%),呼碱型三重酸碱失衡(102例次,6.94%),呼吸性酸中毒(呼酸)并代碱(68例次,4.63%).其中773例次PaO2<8 kPa(52.59%,1 kPa=7.5 mmHg).引起碱中毒原因多样.结论:危重患者碱中毒是常见的,以呼碱最常见,常同时伴有Ⅰ型呼吸衰竭.通常是既往呼吸功能正常的危重患者的原发疾病引起呼碱伴有低氧血症,而代碱大部分是医源性因素引起的.多脏器功能损害的危重患者可出现呼碱型三重酸碱失衡.

  15. The first four-color photometric investigation of the W UMa type contact binary V868 Mon

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    Xiao, Zhou; Jiajia, He; Jia, Zhang; Linqiao, Jiang

    2016-01-01

    The first four-color light curves of V868 Mon in the $B$ $V$ $R_c$ and $I_c$ bands are presented and analyzed by using the Wilson-Devinney method of the 2013 version. It is discovered that V868 Mon is an A-subtype contact binary (f=$58.9\\,\\%$) with a large temperature difference of 916$K$ between the two components. Using the eight new times of light minimum determined by the authors together with those collected from literatures, the authors found that the general trend of the observed-calculate ($O$-$C$) curve shows a upward parabolic variation that corresponds to a long-term increase in the orbital period at a rate of $dP/dt=9.38\\times{10^{-7}}day\\cdot year^{-1}$. The continuous increase may be caused by a mass transfer from the less massive component to the more massive one.

  16. Lyman-alpha Emission from a Luminous z=8.68 Galaxy: Implications for Galaxies as Tracers of Cosmic Reionization

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    Zitrin, Adi; Belli, Sirio; Bouwens, Rychard; Ellis, Richard S; Roberts-Borsani, Guido; Stark, Daniel P; Oesch, Pascal A; Smit, Renske

    2015-01-01

    We report the discovery of Lyman-alpha emission (Ly$\\alpha$) in the bright galaxy EGSY-2008532660 (hereafter EGSY8p7) using the MOSFIRE spectrograph at the Keck Observatory. First reported by Roberts-Borsani et al. (2015), it was selected for spectroscopic observations because of its photometric redshift ($z_{phot}=8.57^{+0.22}_{-0.43}$), apparent brightness (H$_{160}=25.26\\pm0.09$) and red Spitzer/IRAC [3.6]-[4.5] color indicative of contamination by strong oxygen emission in the [4.5] band. With a total integration of $\\sim4.3$ hours, our data reveal an emission line at $\\simeq11776$ {\\AA} which we argue is likely Ly$\\alpha$ at a redshift $z_{spec}=8.68$, in good agreement with the photometric estimate. The line was detected independently on two nights using different slit orientations and its detection significance is $\\sim7.5\\sigma$. An overlapping sky line contributes significantly to the uncertainty on the total line flux but not the overall significance. By direct addition and a Gaussian fit, we estima...

  17. Réflexions sur un critère de classification des animaux chez le savant al-Djâhiz (776-868 ) : le mode de reproduction chez les reptiles et les oiseaux

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    Ben Saad, Meyssa; Provencal, Philippe; Katouzian-Safadi, Mehrnaz

    2013-01-01

    Al-Djâhiz (776-868) var en arabisk sproget naturhistoriker og litterat, som levede i Iraq i det 9. århundrede. Han skrev et zoologisk værk, som er baseret på Aristoteles' zoologi men i hvilket han også indføjer sine egne observationer og overvejelser. I denne artikel bliver hans overvejelser over...

  18. Long-term outcomes of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for 868 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: An analysis of survival and treatment toxicities

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    Background and purpose: To evaluate the long-term survival outcomes and toxicity of NPC patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Materials and methods: From May 2001 to October 2008, 868 non-metastatic NPC patients treated by IMRT were analyzed retrospectively. The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) criteria were used to assess toxicity. Results: With a median follow-up of 50 months (range, 5–115 months), the 5-year estimated disease specific survival (DSS), local recurrence-free survival (LRFS), regional recurrence-free survival (RRFS) and distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) were 84.7%, 91.8%, 96.4% and 84.6%, respectively. Of the 868 patients, 186 (21.3%) developed failure after treatment. Distant metastasis was the major failure pattern after treatment. The 5-year OS rate in patients with stage I, II, III, and IVa–b were 100.0%, 94.3%, 83.6%, and 70.5%, respectively. The 5-year LRFS rate in patients with stage T1, T2, T3, and T4 disease were 100.0%, 96.0%, 90.4%, and 83.3%, respectively (χ2 = 26.32, P < 0.001). The 5-year DMFS for N0, N1, N2, and N3 patients were 96.1%, 85.6%, 73.7%, and 62.1%, respectively (χ2 = 65.54, P < 0.001). Concurrent chemotherapy failed to improve survival rates for patients with advanced locoregional disease. The most common acute toxicities were mainly in grade 1 or 2. Compared with IMRT alone, IMRT plus concurrent chemotherapy increased the severity of acute toxicities. The incidence of brain radiation damage was relatively high (5.5%, 48/868 cases), and was not observed in patients with stage T1–2. Conclusion: IMRT for NPC yielded excellent survival outcomes, and distant metastasis was the most commonly seen failure pattern after treatment. The role of concurrent chemotherapy for advanced locoregional stage NPC patients needs to be further investigated. Treatment-related toxicities were well tolerable. However, the incidence of brain radiation damage was relatively high, especially for patients

  19. 780/868/915 MHz frequency bands low power current reusing frequency synthesizer for wireless sensor network%780/868/915MHz频段无线传感器网络低功耗电流复用频率综合器

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    阴亚东; 张利红; 孟海涛; 杜占坤; 阎跃鹏

    2011-01-01

    A low power frequency synthesizer suited for wireless sensor network transceiver in 780 (China)/868( Europe)/915 ( USA) MHz frequency bands is proposed. The current reusing technique is adopted to make the voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) and divider share a common bias current so to cut down the power budget. A novel lock detector with programmable locked-detecting thresholds is integrated in frequency synthesizer to detect the locked time. Frequency synthesizer was fabricated in 0.18 u,m CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology and the measurement was carried out. Test results show that the frequency rang of synthesizer is 770 - 930 MHz; when the output frequency is 868 MHz, the phase noise is - 87 dBc/Hz in band, with - 98 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz and - 124 dBc/Hz@ 1 MHz; the measured locked time is 91 -112 u,s with different locked-detecting thresholds; the total current of synthesizer is 3.9 mA under 1.8 V supply.%提出了一种适用于780(中国)/868(欧洲)/915(美国)MHz频段无线传感器网络收发机的低功耗频率综合器,采用电流复用技术使压控振荡器(VCo)和分频器共享偏置电流从而降低了功耗.集成了新型锁定检测门限可编程的锁定检测器用于锁相时间指示.频率综合器采用0.18 μm CMOS工艺进行验证和测试.测试结果显示:频率覆盖范围约为770 ~930MHz;输出信号频率为868 MHz时带内相位噪声为- 87 dBc/Hz,频偏100 kHz和1 MHz处相位噪声分别为-98和- 124 dBc/Hz;在不同锁定检测门限下测得锁定时间为91~112 μs;在工作电压为1.8V时,频率综合器工作电流约为3.9mA.

  20. Indoor radio channel modeling and mitigation of fading effects using linear and circular polarized antennas in combination for smart home system at 868 MHz

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    Wunderlich, S.; Welpot, M.; Gaspard, I.

    2014-11-01

    The markets for smart home products and services are expected to grow over the next years, driven by the increasing demands of homeowners considering energy monitoring, management, environmental controls and security. Many of these new systems will be installed in existing homes and offices and therefore using radio based systems for cost reduction. A drawback of radio based systems in indoor environments are fading effects which lead to a high variance of the received signal strength and thereby to a difficult predictability of the encountered path loss of the various communication links. For that reason it is necessary to derive a statistical path loss model which can be used to plan a reliable and cost effective radio network. This paper presents the results of a measurement campaign, which was performed in six buildings to deduce realistic radio channel models for a high variety of indoor radio propagation scenarios in the short range devices (SRD) band at 868 MHz. Furthermore, a potential concept to reduce the variance of the received signal strength using a circular polarized (CP) patch antenna in combination with a linear polarized antenna in an one-to-one communication link is presented.

  1. 7 CFR 868.1 - Meaning of terms.

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    2010-01-01

    ... working hours, any Monday through Friday that is not a holiday, or the working hours and days established.... (21) Holiday. The legal public holidays specified in paragraph (a) of section 6103, title 5, of the United States Code (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) and any other day declared to be a holiday by Federal Statute...

  2. Dicty_cDB: SHA868 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available sequence. 66 3e-18 3 BM056853 |BM056853.1 2154-85 hindgut and Malpighian tubule subtracted cDNA library Ctenocephalides...bule subtracted cDNA library Ctenocephalides felis cDNA clone 2193-94, mRNA seque...nce. 90 1e-13 1 BM058379 |BM058379.1 2191-29 hindgut and Malpighian tubule subtracted cDNA library Ctenocephalides

  3. Dicty_cDB: VSI868 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available . 64 2e-06 1 BI892435 |BI892435.1 ZF637-3-001690 Zebrafish shield stage whole emb...BI892100 |BI892100.1 ZF637-3-001355 Zebrafish shield stage whole embryo cDNA library MPMGp637 Danio rerio cD.... 64 2e-06 1 BI887491 |BI887491.1 ZF637-1-001746 Zebrafish shield stage whole embryo cDNA library MPMGp637 D...anio rerio cDNA clone MPMGP637_2M24;MPMGP637M242 5', mRNA sequence. 64 2e-06 1 BI889320 |BI889320.1 ZF637-2-001075 Zebrafish shield... clone MPMGp637_23C2;MPMGp637C0223 5', mRNA sequence. 62 9e-06 1 CD053209 |CD053209.1 LITHZF000637 Zebrafish shield

  4. Dicty_cDB: VSC868 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 5171 ) ribosomal protein L7a [Takifugu rubripes], mRNA sequence. 60 3e-05 1 BQ476680 |BQ476680.1 curculio4h0...1.g Curculio glandium cDNA Curculio glandium cDNA clone curculio4h01 3', mRNA sequence. 54 3e-05 2 CA845440

  5. 21 CFR 868.1120 - Indwelling blood oxyhemoglobin concentration analyzer.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Indwelling blood oxyhemoglobin concentration... Indwelling blood oxyhemoglobin concentration analyzer. (a) Identification. An indwelling blood oxyhemoglobin concentration analyzer is a photoelectric device used to measure, in vivo, the oxygen-carrying capacity...

  6. 31 CFR 8.68 - Decision of Administrative Law Judge.

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    ... dismissal of the complaint. The Administrative Law Judge shall file the decision with the Director of... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Decision of Administrative Law Judge... Administrative Law Judge. As soon as practicable after the conclusion of a hearing and the receipt of...

  7. Dicty_cDB: VFA868 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available *infkl*r nhifpvf--- Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: lcstqipiii*rfiik*fk*psnwftiilwfti...rfklririphn*hrfiifwfwfwfkwy frrfwfrfrfrfrlr*rfrfrfrccqwftirfrccqwftirfrcc*wftiwcpnwftir

  8. Characterization and modeling of on-body spatial diversity within indoor environments at 868 MHz

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    Cotton, S.L.; Scanlon, W.G.

    2009-01-01

    For the first time in the open literature we present a full characterization of the performance of receiver diversity for the on-body channels found in body area networks. The study involved three commonly encountered diversity combining schemes: selection combination (SC), maximal ratio combining (

  9. 21 CFR 868.1200 - Indwelling blood oxygen partial pressure (PO2) analyzer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Indwelling blood oxygen partial pressure (PO2... Indwelling blood oxygen partial pressure (PO2) analyzer. (a) Identification. An indwelling blood oxygen... electrode) and that is used to measure, in vivo, the partial pressure of oxygen in blood to aid...

  10. 7 CFR 868.90 - Fees for certain Federal inspection services.

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    ... (ii) Falling Number 12.50 (iii) Aflatoxin Test Kit 7.50 Graded Commodities (Beans, Peas, Lentils, Hops, and Pulses): (1) Additional Tests—Unit Rates (Beans, Peas, Lentils): (i) Field run (per lot or...

  11. 7 CFR 868.91 - Fees for certain Federal rice inspection services.

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    ... FGIS field offices. A list of field offices may be obtained from the Director, Field Management Division, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 3630, Washington, DC 20250-3630 or...

  12. 21 CFR 868.1170 - Indwelling blood hydrogen ion concentration (pH) analyzer.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Indwelling blood hydrogen ion concentration (pH... Indwelling blood hydrogen ion concentration (pH) analyzer. (a) Identification. An indwelling blood hydrogen ion concentration (pH) analyzer is a device that consists of a catheter-tip pH electrode and that...

  13. Wayne Interim Storage Site environmental report for calendar year 1992, 868 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, New Jersey

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    This report describes the environmental surveillance program at the Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS) and provides the results for 1992. The fenced, site, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Newark, New Jersey, was used between 1948 and 1971 for commercial processing of monazite sand to separate natural radioisotopes - predominantly thorium. Environmental surveillance of WISS began in 1984 in accordance with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5400.1 when Congress added the site to DOE's Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The environmental surveillance program at WISS includes sampling networks for radon and thoron in air; external gamma radiation exposure; radium-226, radium-228, thorium-230, thorium-232, total uranium, and several chemicals in surface water and sediment; and total uranium, radium-226, radium-228, thorium-230, thorium-232, and organic and inorganic chemicals in groundwater. Monitoring results are compared with applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards, DOE derived concentration guides (DCGs), dose limits, and other DOE requirements. This monitoring program assists in fulfilling the DOE policy of measuring and monitoring effluents from DOE activities and calculating hypothetical doses. Results for environmental surveillance in 1992 show that the concentrations of all radioactive and most chemical contaminants were below applicable standards

  14. Pouvoir et territoire : l'administration islamique en Moyenne-Égypte pré-ṭūlūnide (642-868)

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    Legendre, Marie

    2013-01-01

    The study of the integration of areas peripheral to the main urban centres of the conquered lands to the Islamic sphere of authority in the 7th century poses great issues to historians because of the scarcity of sources available. The Egyptian countryside however beneficiates from a large body of do

  15. Caracterización de la propagación a 868MHz en una red estática de sensores

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    Bueno Delgado, María Víctoria; Molina García-Pardo, José María; Martínez Sala, Alejandro Santos; Egea López, Estebán; Díaz Jiménez, Francisco Javier; Juan Llacer, Leandro

    2005-01-01

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are formed by a large number of sensing nodes at the ground level. These devices are monitoring and measuring physical parameters from the environment. Simulation is used to study WSN, since deploying test-beds supposes a huge effort. However simulation results rely on physical layer assumptions, which are not usually accurate enough to capture the real behaviour of WSN. In this work several measurement campaigns are performed in three di...

  16. 21 CFR 868.9 - Limitations of exemptions from section 510(k) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act).

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    ... that generic type of device; e.g., a surgical instrument cuts tissue with a laser beam rather than with... hepatitis, tuberculosis, or myocardial infarction or to monitor therapy; (4) For assessing the risk...

  17. Wayne Interim Storage Site environmental report for calendar year 1992, 868 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, New Jersey. Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP)

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    1993-05-01

    This report describes the environmental surveillance program at the Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS) and provides the results for 1992. The fenced, site, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Newark, New Jersey, was used between 1948 and 1971 for commercial processing of monazite sand to separate natural radioisotopes - predominantly thorium. Environmental surveillance of WISS began in 1984 in accordance with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5400.1 when Congress added the site to DOE`s Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The environmental surveillance program at WISS includes sampling networks for radon and thoron in air; external gamma radiation exposure; radium-226, radium-228, thorium-230, thorium-232, total uranium, and several chemicals in surface water and sediment; and total uranium, radium-226, radium-228, thorium-230, thorium-232, and organic and inorganic chemicals in groundwater. Monitoring results are compared with applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards, DOE derived concentration guides (DCGs), dose limits, and other DOE requirements. This monitoring program assists in fulfilling the DOE policy of measuring and monitoring effluents from DOE activities and calculating hypothetical doses. Results for environmental surveillance in 1992 show that the concentrations of all radioactive and most chemical contaminants were below applicable standards.

  18. Crinum zeylanicum memory enhancing effect is mediated via central cholinergic transmission system

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    Tijani Adeniyi Yahaya

    2015-10-01

    Conclusion: The extract, as well as its partially purified alkaloid, possesses potential that may be employed for therapeutic management of Alzheimer's disease. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4(5.000: 864-868

  19. A Reaction Sphere for High Performance Attitude Control Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Our innovative reaction sphere (Doty pending patent application serial number 61/164,868) has the potential to provide much higher performance than a conventional...

  20. 2006 U.S. Geological Survey Topographic LiDAR: Alameda County

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data set is a survey of Alameda County in Northern California. The entire survey covers approximately 868.382 square miles....

  1. Dicty_cDB: VHD486 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available map 5817431-5836155 strain AX4, complete sequence. 74 2e-15 3 DT260079 |DT260079.1 JGI_CAAU9566.rev CAAU Pimephales promelas... brain 7-8 month adults, males and females pooled (L) Pimephales promelas cDNA clone CAAU956...6 3', mRNA sequence. 58 3e-04 1 DT355089 |DT355089.1 JGI_CABW868.fwd CABW Pimephales promelas ovary 7-8 mont...h adults, females pooled (M) Pimephales promelas cDNA clone CABW868 5', mRNA sequ...ence. 50 0.063 1 DT355088 |DT355088.1 JGI_CABW868.rev CABW Pimephales promelas ovary 7-8 month adults, femal

  2. A design and construction of 4 channel biotelemetry device employing indoor.

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    Fidan, Ugur; Güler, Nihal Fatma

    2007-06-01

    In this study, 4 channel biotelemetry device was designed and implemented for monitoring physiological and biological signals of the patients at indoor. Body temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG) and electromyogram (EMG) signals were transmitted using 10 mW 433 MHz and 500 mW 868 MHz FM/FSK transmitter with 9.6 Kps transmission speed. At indoor, receive signal strength indicator (RSSI) levels were measured and compared with 433 and 868 MHz carrier frequency. The placement of repeater at indoor was decided as a result of RSSI measurement.

  3. Active and passive smoking and risk of ovarian cancer.

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    Baker, J. A.; Odunuga, O. O.; Rodabaugh, K J; Reid, M.E.; Menezes, R. J.; Moysich, K B

    2009-01-01

    Cancer epidemiologyCancer type:ovarian cancerStudy design:case-controlStudy size:434 cases, 868 controlsDescription of cohort(s) studied:434 women with promary epithelial ovarian, peritoneal, fallopian tube cancer, 868 women randomly selectedExposure(s) evaluated:ETSConfounders controlled for:smoking habitsImpact on risk: nonsmokers with ETS EXPOSURE, OR 0.68, 95%CI 0.47-0.99Current smokers with ETS exposure, OR 0.5, 95% CI 0.34-0.9Never smokres with ETS exposure, OR 0.39, 95% CI 0.1-1.48, P=...

  4. Explaining differences between hospitals in number of organ donors.

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    Friele, R.D.; Coppen, R.; Marquet, R.L.; Gevers, J.K.M.

    2006-01-01

    The shortage of donor organs calls for a careful examination of all improvement options. In this study, 80 Dutch hospitals were compared. They provided 868 donors in a 5-year period, constituting 91% of all donors in that period in The Netherlands. Multilevel regression analysis was used to explain

  5. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 34-35M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Onemetersquare 1 meter x 1 meter benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P 05 52.868N, 162 02.529W, between 34 and 35 meters along a permanent transect.

  6. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 35-36M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Onemetersquare 1 meter x 1 meter benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P 05 52.868N, 162 02.529W, between 35 and 36 meters along a permanent transect.

  7. Eesti riikliku arengukava toetused / Margus Palu

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    Palu, Margus

    2005-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Agriculture and the development of rural life : overview 2004/2005. - Tallinn, 2005, lk. 75-79. 2004. a esitati 1015 taotlust 868,7 mln krooni suruses summas, millest rahuldati 57% ehk 582 taotlust toetussummas 619,3 mln krooni

  8. Research on 3D Micro-nano Processing Reported on Nature

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    2007-01-01

    @@ The latest issue of Nature reported in its Research Highlights ( see " Lithography: Luminous Lizards", Nature, Vol. 451, p868, Feb. 21, 2008) that a group of researchers from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) achieved the new progress in 3D microstructures of nanometer composites using the multiphoton nanoprocessing technology.

  9. Effects of antiandrogens on transformation and transcription activation of wild-type and mutated (LNCaP) androgen receptors

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    C.A. Berrevoets (Cor); J. Veldscholte (Jos); E. Mulder (Eppo)

    1993-01-01

    textabstractLNCaP cells contain androgen receptors with a mutation in the steroid binding domain (Thr 868 changed to Ala) resulting in a changed hormone specificity. Both the wild-type and mutated androgen receptors were transfected into COS cells. Transcription activation was studied in cells co-tr

  10. Benzodiazepinordinationer i almen praksis. En analyse of forbrugsmønstret for førstegangsbrugere

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    Bjerrum, L; Andersen, U A

    1996-01-01

    in Svendborg in 1990: n = 40,868). The incidence of first time users was 10 per 1000 person-years. Ninety percent of first time users seemed to be psychologically healthy persons. The most frequent indications were anxiety (1/3), insomnia (1/3), or crisis (1/4). After four years 98% of first time users had...

  11. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 43-44M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One-meter-square (1 meter x 1 meter) benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P (05 52.868N, 162 02.529W), between 43 and 44 meters along a permanent transect.

  12. El Arte de Aprender: Una Aventura Cooperativa. Un guia de recursos para trabajar con ninos jovenes. (Learning: A Cooperative Adventure. A Resource Guide for Working with Young Children.)

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    Due to the large numbers of children from Spanish-speaking homes, many districts send both English and Spanish written communication to parents and community members. Therefore this booklet, a Spanish translation of "Learning: A Cooperative Adventure" (ED 119 868), was prepared to provide parents and preschool and kindergarten staff members with…

  13. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 44-45M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One-meter-square (1 meter x 1 meter) benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P (05 52.868N, 162 02.529W), between 44 and 45 meters along a permanent transect.

  14. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U15928-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available R012229 ) Sequence 4 from patent US 5763246. 34 3.4 4 ( DL168625 ) Methods for Identifying...868. 34 3.5 4 ( DL171459 ) Methods for Identifying the Target of a Compound ... 34 3.5 4 ( DJ377194 ) Identi

  15. Deoxyribonucleic acid-binding ability of androgen receptors in whole cells: implications for the actions of androgens and antiandrogens

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    C.W. Kuil (Cor); E. Mulder (Eppo)

    1996-01-01

    textabstractIn whole cells, the effects of several androgens and antiandrogens on the in the induction of DNA binding for the human wild-type androgen receptor (AR) and a mutant receptor ARL (LNCaP mutation; codon 868, Thr to Ala) were examined and related to the transc

  16. Identification and characterisation of an androgen receptor from zebrafish Danio rerio

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    Jørgensen, Anne; Andersen, Ole; Bjerregaard, Poul;

    2007-01-01

    zebrafish Danio rerio. The predicted protein of 868 residues has an estimated calculated molecular weight of 96 kDa. The amino acid sequence of the zebrafish AR (zfRA) shows high homology with other vertebrate ARs. The highest overall similarity was 82% to ARs from fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas...

  17. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 41-42M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One-meter-square (1 meter x 1 meter) benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P (05 52.868N, 162 02.529W), between 41 and 42 meters along a permanent transect.

  18. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 5-6M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One-meter-square (1 meter x 1 meter) benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P (05 52.868N, 162 02.529W), between 5 and 6 meters along a permanent transect.

  19. 77 FR 58386 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... treated with diet, oral medications or insulin. 4. Authorization forms for the MEPS-MPC Provider and...,695,868 Production of Public Use Data Files..... 21,079,118 7,026,373 Project Management 4,233,739 1... HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection...

  20. Heart Rate Level and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis

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    Ortiz, Jame; Raine, Adrian

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To assess whether antisocial children are characterized by low heart rate. Method: A meta-analysis was conducted on 45 independent effect sizes of the resting heart rate-antisocial behavior relationship obtained from 40 studies meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria. Studies were conducted between 1971 to 2002 using a total of 5,868

  1. ADHD Is Associated with a "Western" Dietary Pattern in Adolescents

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    Howard, Amber L.; Robinson, Monique; Smith, Grant J.; Ambrosini, Gina L.; Piek, Jan P.; Oddy, Wendy H.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To examine the relationship between dietary patterns and ADHD in a population-based cohort of adolescents. Method: The Raine Study is a prospective study following 2,868 live births. At the 14-year follow-up, the authors collected detailed adolescent dietary data, allowing for the determination of major dietary patterns using factor…

  2. 76 FR 77806 - International Affairs; U.S. Fish Quotas in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization...

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    2011-12-14

    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA868 International Affairs; U.S. Fish Quotas in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Regulatory Area AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries... Northwest Atlantic Fisheries ] Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area. This action is necessary to make...

  3. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 46-47M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One-meter-square (1 meter x 1 meter) benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P (05 52.868N, 162 02.529W), between 46 and 47 meters along a permanent transect.

  4. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 9-10M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One-meter-square (1 meter x 1 meter) benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P (05 52.868N, 162 02.529W), between 9 and 10 meters along a permanent transect.

  5. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 38-39M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One-meter-square (1 meter x 1 meter) benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P (05 52.868N, 162 02.529W), between 38 and 39 meters along a permanent transect.

  6. Palmyra Atoll Site 27P 9/21/2004 45-46M

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Onemetersquare 1 meter x 1 meter benthic substrate at Palmyra Atoll, site 27P 05 52.868N, 162 02.529W, between 36 and 37 meters along a permanent transect.

  8. The extended pterional approach allows excellent results for removal of anterior cranial fossa meningiomas

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    Jose Carlos Lynch

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective To describe a unique operative strategy, instead the classical pterional approach, and to analyses it safety and effectiveness for removal of anterior cranial fossa meningiomas. Method We identify 38 patients with tuberculum sellae and olphactory groove meningiomas operated between 1986 and 2013. Medical charts, operative reports, imaging studies and clinical follow-up evaluations were reviewed and analyzed retrospectively. The pterional craniotomy is extended toward the frontal bone providing access through the subfrontal route, besides the usual anterolateral view provided by the classical pterional approach. Results Surgical mortality occurred in one patient (2.6%. Gross total resection was achieved in 27 patients (86.8%. Median time of follow-up was 69.4 months. Conclusion The extended pterional approach allows excellent results. Total removal of meningiomas of the anterior cranial fossa was obtained in 86.8 % of patients, with low morbidity and mortality.

  9. Granulometria do Milho em Rações de Crescimento de Frangos de Corte e seu Efeito no Desempenho e Metabolismo

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    AML Ribeiro; Magro N; AM Penz Jr

    2002-01-01

    Foram realizados dois experimentos para avaliar os efeitos da granulometria do milho das rações, expressa pelo diâmetro geométrico médio (DGM), 0,337; 0,574; 0,680; 0,778; 0,868 e 0,936mm, sobre o desempenho, o metabolismo energético e a morfologia intestinal (número e altura de vilosidades do duodeno) de frangos de corte machos, de 21 aos 42 dias de idade. No 1° experimento, partículas de 0,868 mm proporcionaram às aves maior consumo de ração, maior ganho de peso e melhor conversão alimentar...

  10. AGN X-Ray emission and black holes (Kelly+, 2008)

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    Kelly, B. C.; Bechtold, J.; Trump, J. R.;

    2009-01-01

    In this analysis we combine 169 RQQs from Kelly et al. (2007ApJ...665.1489K) with 149 RQQs from the main SDSS sample of Strateva et al. (2005, Cat. J/AJ/130/387) to create a sample of 318 RQQs. Out of these 318 sources, 276 (86.8%) are detected in the X-ray. (1 data file).......In this analysis we combine 169 RQQs from Kelly et al. (2007ApJ...665.1489K) with 149 RQQs from the main SDSS sample of Strateva et al. (2005, Cat. J/AJ/130/387) to create a sample of 318 RQQs. Out of these 318 sources, 276 (86.8%) are detected in the X-ray. (1 data file)....

  11. Is Sensation Seeking a Stable Trait or Does it Change Over Time?

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    Lynne-Landsman, Sarah D.; Graber, Julia A.; Nichols, Tracy R.; Botvin, Gilbert J.

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    The theory of sensation seeking has conceptualized this construct as a stable personality trait associated with a variety of problem behaviors. Reckless behavior theory posits that increases in reckless behavior during adolescence can be attributed, in part, to increases in sensation seeking. This study evaluated patterns of stability and change in sensation seeking among 868 urban, minority youth (53% female), followed longitudinally across middle school (6th–8th grades). Group-based traject...

  12. Bulk Shielding Facility quarterly report, July, August, and September of 1977

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    Hurt, S.S. III; Lance, E.D.; Thomas, J.R.

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    The BSR operated at an average power level of 1,868 kW for 23.58 percent of the time during July, August, and September. Water-quality control in both the reactor primary and secondary cooling systems was satisfactory. The PCA was used in training programs and was operated on two occasions when the Oak Ridge Associated Universities' students actively participated in training laboratories.

  13. A comparative study of knowledge, attitude and practice of self-medication among medical and para medical students in a medical college, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

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    Pooja Mapala

    2016-06-01

    Conclusions: Self-medication is a common form of health care with potential benefits and hazards. Hence, it is very important to increase the awareness about the advantages and disadvantages of self-medication in medical college students to improve their knowledge, attitudes and practices of self-medication and eventually to increase the awareness in the society. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2016; 5(3.000: 865-868

  14. A search for mutations affecting protein structure in children of proximally and distally exposed atomic bomb survivors

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    A total of 289,868 locus tests based on 28 different protein phenotypes, employing one-dimensional electrophoresis to detect variant proteins, has yielded one probable mutation in the offspring of 'proximally exposed' parents, who received an estimated average gonadal exposure dose of between 31 and 39 rem from the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were no mutations in 208,196 locus tests involving children of 'distally exposed' parents, who had essentially no radiation exposure. (author)

  15. AcEST: DK948106 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available rio GN=... 34 0.84 sp|Q16787|LAMA3_HUMAN Laminin subunit alpha-3 OS=Homo sapiens GN... 34 0.84 sp|Q49YU4|GAT...FC C GFY + ++ A CKPC Sbjct: 819 DPNAVGNCNRESGECLKCIYNTAGVFCDRCKQGFYGDARAANVADKCKPC 868 >sp|Q16787|LAMA3_HUMA...N Laminin subunit alpha-3 OS=Homo sapiens GN=LAMA3 PE=2 SV=2 Length = 3333 Score = 33.9 bits (76), Expect =

  16. The Bank of Canada's 2009 Methods-of-Payment survey: Methodology and key results

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    Arango, Carlos; Welte, Angelika

    2012-01-01

    The authors present the methodology and main findings of the Bank of Canada's 2009 Methods-of-Payment survey, a detailed investigation of consumer payment behaviour in Canada. The survey targeted the 18- to 75-year-old Canadian resident population. During November 2009, participants answered a questionnaire about their demographics, personal finance, and payment instrument habits and perceptions. Of the 6,868 questionnaire respondents, about half also completed a 3-day shopping diary, recordi...

  17. Combined chemotherapy in 76 children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma excluding Burkitt's lymphoma.

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    Büyükpamukçu, M; Sarialioğlu, F.; Akyüz, C; Cevik, N.

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    From January 1983 to December 1986 seventy-six previously untreated children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) were treated by combination chemotherapy. Burkitt's lymphoma patients were ineligible. The treatment regimens include intermittent chemotherapy and for non-localized patients, prophylactic central nervous system chemotherapy. Intrathoracic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients also had cranial prophylactic radiotherapy. Sixty-six patients (86.8%) achieved complete remission. Two year failu...

  18. Functional Recurrent Mutations in the Human Mitochondrial Phylogeny: Dual Roles in Evolution and Disease

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    Levin, Liron; Zhidkov, Ilia; Gurman, Yotam; Hawlena, Hadas; Mishmar, Dan

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    Mutations frequently reoccur in the human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). However, it is unclear whether recurrent mtDNA nodal mutations (RNMs), that is, recurrent mutations in stems of unrelated phylogenetic nodes, are functional and hence selectively constrained. To answer this question, we performed comprehensive parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses of 9,868 publicly available whole human mtDNAs revealing 1,606 single nodal mutations (SNMs) and 679 RNMs. We then evaluated the potential fun...

  19. Institutional Resilience of Community-based Conservation to the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal

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    Baral, Nabin

    2009-01-01

    To explore the institutional resilience of community-based conservation, I undertook empirical research in the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA), Nepal, a protected area managed by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and local communities organized into 56 Conservation Area Management Committees (CAMCs). I conducted scripted interviews with 212 members of 30 representative CAMCs, 13 ACAP staff members who closely monitor those CAMCs, and 868 local villagers who are the beneficiarie...

  20. QoS measurement of Zigbee home automation network using various modulation schemes

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Increased demands on implementation of wireless sensor networks in automation praxis resulted in relatively new wireless standard – Zigbee. The IEEE 802.15.4 standard specifies the multiple PHYs for 868, 915 and 2400 MHz three frequency bands. In this paper we presents the performance analysis of different modulation schemesat different frequency range like ASK, BPSK and QPSK at 868, 915 & 2400 MHz based on their effect on the quality of service parameter by using CBR application in Zigbee home automation network using static IEEE 802.15.4. The QoS parameters such as average end-to-end delay, jitter, and throughput are investigated as the performance metrics. The results show that even though ASK at 868 MHz gives the highest throughput of 100% which is highest amongst all five modulation schemes but still overall ASK at 915 MHz is the best suited modulation schemes for CBR application of Zigbee home automation since it produced lowest jitter value of 0.03s and lowest average end-to-end delay value of 3.30s which are both favorable conditions for better performance of CBR application of Zigbee home automation network.

  1. Association between a single nucleotide polymorphism in the bovine chemerin gene and carcass traits in Qinchuan cattle.

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    Tian, W Q; Wang, H C; Song, F B; Zan, L S; Wang, H; Wang, H B; Xin, Y P; Ujan, J A

    2011-01-01

    Qinchuan is a red or yellow draft and beef breed in China. In order to identify a predictor of carcass traits on the basis of associations between carcass traits and gene polymorphism, variation in the bovine chemerin gene was investigated using PCR-single-strand conformational polymorphism and DNA sequencing. An SNP of A868G located in exon 2 of the Bos taurus chemerin gene was detected in 716 samples of six breeds (Jiaxian red, Luxi, Nan yang, Qinchuan, Simmental and Luxi crossbred steers, and Xia'nan), all in China, and three genotypes (AA, AG and GG) were found. Based on the χ(2) test, the AA/AG/GG genotype frequencies of all six breeds were found to be in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. A possible association of A868G with some carcass traits was investigated in 106 Qinchuan cattle. Animals with the AG genotype were found to have significantly lower mean loin eye area and meat tenderness compared to those with the AA and GG genotypes. However, there was no significant association between any individual haplotype and backfat thickness, water holding capacity or marbling score. We suggest that A868G could be used as a molecular marker in marker-assisted selection for carcass traits. PMID:22095607

  2. FERMENTATION ACTIVITY OF LACTOSE-FERMENTATION YEAST IN WHEY-MALT WORT

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The main parameters of fermentation of whey-malt wort with the use of different strains of lactose-fermentation yeast was investigated experimentally. According to the findings of investigation of fermentive activity for different types of lactose-fermentation microorganisms in whey-malt wort it was found that the most active spirituous fermentation for all parameters was in wort fermented by microorganisms Zygosaccharomyces lactis 868-K and Saccharomyces lactis 95. High capacity for utilization of malt carbohydrates represented by easily metabolized carbohydrates of malt extract was determined. Also organoleptic analysis of fermented whey drinks derived from the renewed mixtures of dry whey and fermented malt and yeast Zygosaccharomyces lactis 868-K and Saccharomyces lactis 95 was carried out. It was found that the drink fermented with yeast Zygosaccharomyces lactis 868-K had intense refreshing flavor of rye bread with fruit tones. Intensity growth of aromatization for complex of sample with microorganisms Saccharomyces lactis 95, indicating high organoleptic indexes of the drink was observed.

  3. Twisted epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition promotes progression of surviving bladder cancer T24 cells with hTERT-dysfunction.

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    Yan Xue

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Human cancer cells maintain telomeres to protect cells from senescence through telomerase activity (TA or alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT in different cell types. Moreover, cellular senescence can be bypassed by Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT during cancer progression in diverse solid tumors. However, it has not been elucidated the characteristics of telomere maintenance and progression ability after long-term culture in bladder cancer T24 cells with hTERT dysfunction. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, by using a dominant negative mutant human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT vector to inhibit TA in bladder cancer T24 cells, we observed the appearance of long phenotype of telomere length and the ALT-associated PML body (APB complex after the 27(th passage, indicating the occurrence of ALT-like pathway in surviving T24/DN868A cells with telomerase inhibition. Meanwhile, telomerase inhibition resulted in significant EMT as shown by change in cellular morphology concomitant with variation of EMT markers. Consistently, the surviving T24/DN868A cells showed increased progression ability in vitro and in vivo. In addition, we found Twist was activated to mediate EMT in surviving T24/DN868A samples. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Taken together, our findings indicate that bladder cancer T24 cells may undergo the telomerase-to-ALT-like conversion and promote cancer progression at advanced stages through promoting EMT, thus providing novel possible insight into the mechanism of resistance to telomerase inhibitors in cancer treatment.

  4. Management of Plant-parasitic Nematodes with a Chitin-Urea Soil Amendment and Other Materials

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    Westerdahl, B. B.; Carlson, H. L.; Grant, J; Radewald, J. D.; Welch, N.; Anderson, C A; Darso, J.; Kirby, D.; Shibuya, F.

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    Field trials were conducted with a chitin-urea soil amendment and several other nematicides on four crop-nematode combinations: tomato-Meloidogyne incognita; potato-Meloidogyne chitwoodi; walnut-Pratylenchus vulnus; and brussels sprouts-Heterodera schachtii. Significant (P ≤ 0.10) nematode population reductions were obtained with the chitin-urea soil amendment in the trims on potato and walnut. In the trials on brussels sprouts and on tomato, phytotoxicity occurred at rates of 1,868 and 1,093...

  5. Management of Plant-parasitic Nematodes with a Chitin-Urea Soil Amendment and Other Materials.

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    Westerdahl, B B; Carlson, H L; Grant, J; Radewald, J D; Welch, N; Anderson, C A; Darso, J; Kirby, D; Shibuya, F

    1992-12-01

    Field trials were conducted with a chitin-urea soil amendment and several other nematicides on four crop-nematode combinations: tomato-Meloidogyne incognita; potato-Meloidogyne chitwoodi; walnut-Pratylenchus vulnus; and brussels sprouts-Heterodera schachtii. Significant (P soil amendment in the trims on potato and walnut. In the trials on brussels sprouts and on tomato, phytotoxicity occurred at rates of 1,868 and 1,093 kg/ha, respectively. Significant (P Yucca extract on tomato; and dazomet granules on brussels sprouts. PMID:19283044

  6. A study on consumer switching behaviour in cellular service provider

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    Sathish, M.; K.J.Naveen; V.Jeevanantham

    2011-01-01

    Indian mobile market is a fastest growing market and is forecasted to reach 868.47 million users by 2013. India has seen rapid increase in number of players which caused the tariff rates to hit an all time low. This allowed the players to target the low income population increasing the market share. The availability of number of subscriber options for consumers and varied tariff rates of each player, lead the consumers to switch the service providers. The objectives of the study are to find t...

  7. A Multi-Frequency RFID Tag for Packaging Box%一种包装箱应用的多频段RFID标签

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    赖晓铮; 刘焕彬; 张瑞娜; 赖声礼

    2008-01-01

    针对在全球供应链应用中,"RFID包装箱"必须适应各国RFID频谱规范的问题,设计并制作了一种多频段RFID标签.RFID标签采用纸质材料作为标签基材,天线结构为耦合馈电结构.仿真和测量结果表明,此RFID标签能同时适用于欧盟RFID频谱(866~868MHz)和美洲RFID频谱(902~928MHz),适合"RFID包装箱"应用.

  8. Measurement of hadron and lepton pair production at 161 GeV < $\\sqrt{s}$ < 172 GeV at LEP

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    Acciarri, M; Aguilar-Benítez, M; Ahlen, S P; Alcaraz, J; Alemanni, G; Allaby, James V; Aloisio, A; Alverson, G; Alviggi, M G; Ambrosi, G; Anderhub, H; Andreev, V P; Angelescu, T; Anselmo, F; Arefev, A; Azemoon, T; Aziz, T; Bagnaia, P; Baksay, L; Banerjee, S; Banerjee, Sw; Banicz, K; Barczyk, A; Barillère, R; Barone, L; Bartalini, P; Baschirotto, A; Basile, M; Battiston, R; Bay, A; Becattini, F; Becker, U; Behner, F; Berdugo, J; Berges, P; Bertucci, B; Betev, B L; Bhattacharya, S; Biasini, M; Biland, A; Bilei, G M; Blaising, J J; Blyth, S C; Bobbink, Gerjan J; Böck, R K; Böhm, A; Boldizsar, L; Borgia, B; Bourilkov, D; Bourquin, Maurice; Braccini, S; Branson, J G; Brigljevic, V; Brock, I C; Buffini, A; Buijs, A; Burger, J D; Burger, W J; Busenitz, J K; Button, A M; Cai, X D; Campanelli, M; Capell, M; Cara Romeo, G; Carlino, G; Cartacci, A M; Casaus, J; Castellini, G; Cavallari, F; Cavallo, N; Cecchi, C; Cerrada-Canales, M; Cesaroni, F; Chamizo-Llatas, M; Chang, Y H; Chaturvedi, U K; 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    We report on measurements of $\\mathrm{e^+e^-}$ annihilation into hadrons and lepton pairs. The data have been taken with the L3 detector at LEP at centre--of--mass energies between 161~$\\mathrm{Ge\\kern -0.12em V}$ and 172~$\\mathrm{Ge\\kern -0.12em V}$. In a data sample corresponding to 21.2~pb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity 2728 hadronic and 868 lepton--pair events are selected. The measured cross sections and leptonic forward--backward asymmetries agree well with the Standard Model predictions. \\end{abstract}

  9. 两个Crouzon综合征家系FGFR2基因突变检测%Analysis of FGFR2 gene mutations in two Chinese families with Crouzon syndrome

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    黄燕茹; 梅利斌; 苏薇; 杨璞; 梁德生; 邬玲仟; 潘乾

    2014-01-01

    Objective To detect potential mutations of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene (FGFR2) in two Chinese families with Crouzon syndrome.Methods Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes of 20 members from two affected families.All of the 18 exons of the FGFR2 gene were amplified with polymerase chain reaction and sequenced after purification.Results A missense mutation c.868T>C (p.W290R) in exon 8 of the FGFR2 gene was found solely in 2 affected members from family 1.Another missense mutation c.833G>T (p.C278F) in exon 8 was found solely in 5 affected members of family 2.Conclusion The missense mutations of the FGFR2 gene are responsible for the Crouzon syndrome in the two families.The c.868T>C missense mutation is reported for the first time in Chinese population.%目的 研究两个Crouzon综合征家系患者的成纤维细胞生长因子受体2(fibroblast growth factor receptor 2,FGFR2)基因的突变情况.方法 在两个家系共20个成员的外周血抽提基因组DNA,PCR扩增FGFR2基因的18个外显子,产物纯化后进行DNA测序检测突变.结果 家系1中2例患者FGFR2基因第8外显子存在c.868 T>C错义突变(p.W290R).家系2中5例患者FGFR2基因第8外显子存在c.833 G>T错义突变(p.C278F).结论 FGFR2基因突变是导致2个Crouzon综合征家系的病因.在中国人群中尚未见c.868T>C错义突变的报道.

  10. THE STRUCTURE OF 3,5-DI-O-BENZOYL-1,2-DIDEOXY-1-PHENYL-BETA-D-RIBOFURANOSE, C25H22O5

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    GUNNING, J.; Neidle, S; MILLICAN, T.; Eaton, M; MOCK, G.; Mann, J.

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    Mr=402.4, orthorhombic, P212~2 l, a= 4-946 (1), b= 15.887 (2), c=26.555 (2)A, V= 2086.7 (5) A 3, Z = 4, D x = 1.28 gcm -a, Cu Ka, 2 = 1.5418/k, B = 6.868 cm -1, F(000) = 848, T= 293 K, final R =0.054 for 648 observed reflections. The molecule is propeller shaped. The benzoyl groups act as protecting groups and the phenyl group is a base substitute. The crystal structure does not involve any intermolecular stacking interactions between the phenyl groups. The molecule...

  11. Structural social capital and health in Italy.

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    Fiorillo, Damiano; Sabatini, Fabio

    2015-04-01

    This paper presents the first empirical assessment of the causal relationship between social capital and health in Italy. The analysis draws on the 2000 wave of the Multipurpose Survey on Household conducted by the Italian Institute of Statistics on a representative sample of the population (n=46,868). Our measure of social capital is the frequency of meetings with friends. Based on IV and bivariate probit estimates, we find that individuals who meet friends every day or more time times a week are approximately 11-16% more likely to report good health. PMID:25805101

  12. Forbedret overlevelse hos børn med neuroblastom

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    Schrøder, Henrik; Wacher, Jeanette; Larsson, Heidi;

    2010-01-01

    children below 15 years of age with neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma who were diagnosed in Denmark between 1981 and 2005. RESULTS: The incidence was 8.68 per million children below 15 years of age (world standard 9.6) and 43.5 per million children below 12 months of age and these incidences have...... three years from diagnosis occurred in only 2% of patients. The median time from relapse to death was three months. CONCLUSION: The survival of children with neuroblastoma in Denmark has increased significantly over the last 25 years. Udgivelsesdato: 2010-Oct-4...

  13. Mu‘tazilah and the Modernization of the Indonesian Muslim Community: Intellectual Portrait of Harun Nasution

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    Saiful Mujani

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Harun Nasution was born on 23rd September 1919 in Southern Tapanuli, North Sumatra and came from an elite family of his region. HIs father, Abdul Jabbar Ahmad, went on a pilgrimage to Mecca when he was very young. When he grew up he become successful trader, or more precisely an importer of some commodities from Singapore. It was a rare phenomenon in a colonial times for an Indonesian native to become a successful trader.Copyright (c 2014 by SDI. All right reserved.DOI: 10.15408/sdi.v1i1.868

  14. Spatial variability in macroinvertebrate assemblages along and among neighbouring equatorial glacier-fed streams

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    Kuhn, J.; Andino, P.; Calvez, R.;

    2011-01-01

    , and stream-specific effects of supposed environmental key factors. 2. We measured four geographical and 17 environmental factors and collected five Surber samples (500 cm2) of macroinvertebrates at each of nine sites, three sites along three streams. The streams were located 1–5 km apart. In each stream...... 176 to 372 ind. m-2, and the number of taxa ranged from 2 to 6 at the upper sites and 868–3044 ind. m-2 and 21–27 taxa at the lower sites. Density, number of taxa, rarefied richness and axis-1 coordinates from a MDS ordination increased logarithmically with distance from the glacier. These faunal...

  15. Experimental research on biomimetic drag-reducing surface application in natural gas pipelines

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    Luo, Yuehao; Zhang, Deyuan [Beihang Univ., Beijing (China). School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation

    2012-12-15

    In the context of natural gas pipelines the application of biomimetic drag-reducing technology has been proposed for the purpose of reducing wall resistance and increasing the transportation capacity by virtue of smooth internal coating. In this article, in order to validate the drag reduction effect, the precured micro-rolling technology (PCMRT) was adopted to fabricate the biomimetic drag-reducing pipes, and the field testing experiment with natural gas was performed for the first time, achieving a maximum drag reduction of 8.68%, which proves the feasibility of the application of this new technology in natural gas pipelines. (orig.)

  16. Effective Young's modulus of the artificial muscle twisted by fishing lines: Analysis and experiment

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    Yue, Donghua; Zhang, Xingyi; Zhou, Jun; Zhou, You-He

    2015-09-01

    Artificial muscles transformed by fishing lines or sewing thread, have distinguished advantages, e. g., fast, scalable, nonhysteretic, and long-life, which have been proposed by Haines et al. [Science 343, 868 (2014)]. In this paper, we present a geometrical model to predict the effective Young's modulus of the basic structure that is twisted by three fishing lines with the same diameter. Moreover, series of experiments are carried out to verify the present model, and it is found the theoretical calculations take good agreements with the experimental results.

  17. Solar energy collection by antennas

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    Corkish, R.; Green, M.A.; Puzzer, T. [University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia). Centre for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics

    2002-12-01

    The idea of collecting solar electromagnetic radiation with antenna-rectifier (rectenna) structures was proposed three decades ago but has not yet been achieved. The idea has been promoted as having potential to achieve efficiency approaching 100% but thermodynamic considerations imply a lower limit of 85.4% for a non-frequency-selective rectenna and 86.8% for one with infinite selectivity, assuming maximal concentration in each case. This paper reviews the history and technical context of solar rectennas and discusses the major issues: thermodynamic efficiency limits, rectifier operation at optical frequencies, harmonics production and electrical noise. (author)

  18. Impact of socio demographic factors on the severity of maternal anaemia

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    Ambarisha Bhandiwad

    2016-03-01

    Conclusions: Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with several social and demographic factors. Strategies must be taken from the conceptional level itself by providing proper antenatal counseling and women should be economically empowered and good antenatal care must be made available and accessible to all of them. Even with routine iron prophylaxis in pregnancy, still the prevalence of anaemia is high, so should we consider one or two doses of routine parenteral iron therapy for all pregnant women? [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(3.000: 868-872

  19. INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC-SAFETY MIRROR BY USING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

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    Peter Danišovič

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This article is focused on the problematic of traffic safety, dealing with the problem of car intersections with blocked view crossing by a special wireless sensor network (WSN proposed for the traffic monitoring, concretely for vehicle’s detection at places, where it is necessary. Some ultra-low-power TI products were developed due to this reason: microcontroller MSP430F2232, 868MHz RF transceiver CC1101 and LDO voltage regulator TPS7033. The WSN consist of four network nodes supplied with the special safety lightings which serve the function of intelligent traffic safety mirror.

  20. Neurosurgical conditions and procedures in infancy are associated with mortality and academic performances in adolescence

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    Hansen, Tom G; Pedersen, Jacob K; Henneberg, Steen W;

    2015-01-01

    and the control group 14 698 individuals. Hydrocephalus (n = 130), craniotomy (n = 43), and myelomeningocele/encephalocele children (n = 55) had a higher mortality (18.5.0%, 18.6%, and 7.3%, respectively) vs controls (1.3%; P ... significantly lower than controls in hydrocephalus and craniotomy (P = 0.0043 and P = 0.0077) but not myelomeningocele/encephalocele children (P = 0.2785); the proportion of available test scores were significantly lower in all three groups (40.8%, 60.0%, and 67.3%, respectively) vs 86.8% in controls (P

  1. Nd:YAG Lasers Operating at 1064 nm and 946 nm by Direct Pumping and Thermally Boosted Pumping

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    XV Chang-Wen; WEI Zhi-Yi; HE Kun-Na; LI De-Hua; ZHANG Yong-Dong; ZHANG Zhi-Guo

    2009-01-01

    We demonstrate a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser by directly pumping into the upper lasing level with a tunable Ti:sapphire laser. The valid wavelength is demonstrated at 868.3nm, 875.2nm, 883.8nm, and 885.5nm, re-spectively. To our knowledge, this is the first time that 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser pumped by 875.2nm laser. In addition, laser wavelength at 946 nm is also generated by direct pumping together with traditional pumping.

  2. Study of urgent visits to commercial rabbit farms in Spain and Portugal during 1997-2007

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    Rosell, J.M.; De La FUENTE, L.F.; Badiola, J.I.; Fernández de Luco, D.; Casal, J.; Saco, M

    2009-01-01

    This is a report on work carried out on 4307 visits to 868 commercial farms with domestic rabbits in Spain and Portugal from January 1997 to December 2007. Of the total visits, 2237 (52%) were emergencies on 660 farms. The median size of the farms ranged between 450 does in 1997 and 750 in 2007. This retrospective study measures the clinical disease occurrence using the Monthly Risk of urgent visits (MR), i.e. the percentage of visits made as a result of each clinical disease in comparison wi...

  3. Penentuan Kesadahan Total Air Minum Isi Ulang Dan Air Bersih Dari Sumur Bor Secara Titrimetris Di Laboratorium Dinas Kesehatan Medan

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    Sagala, Nurhamidah

    2013-01-01

    Determination of total hardness at drinks water and cleans water choosed which is artesian well in Depatement Research Laboratory Medan has been carried out by titration. The result is obtained. The total hardness for drinks water range 4,0 mg/l- 19,2 mg/l and for cleans water range 9,2 mg/l – 86,8mg/l. This is result is appropriate with rule of minister of Health Republic Indonesia No. 492/ Menkes/ Per/ IV/ 2010 maximum rate enabled for the total hardness at drinking water and clean water, s...

  4. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U10478-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available Start point 4876793 End point 4875770 Strand (PLUS/MINUS) MINUS Number of clones 1 Number of EST 1 Link to c....d Length = 1022 Score = 868 bits (438), Expect = 0.0 Identities = 438/438 (100%) Strand...8), Expect = e-115 Identities = 223/223 (100%) Strand = Plus / Plus Query: 142 ga..., Expect = 8e-14 Identities = 53/58 (91%) Strand = Plus / Plus Query: 873 agccaaagtgccagtcaaagcgcaagtcaaagcg...ect = 1e-09 Identities = 46/51 (90%) Strand = Plus / Plus Query: 869 ttcaagccaaagtgccagtcaaagcgcaagtcaaagcgc

  5. Susceptibility of meropenem and comparators tested against 30,634 Enterobacteriaceae isolated in the MYSTIC Programme (1997-2003).

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    Turner, Philip J

    2004-12-01

    A total of 30,634 global Enterobacteriaceae isolates collected from the MYSTIC (Meropenem Yearly Surveillance Test Information Collection) Programme were tested using a reference methodology against meropenem and seven other broad-spectrum agents commonly used in the hospital setting (1997-2003). The most active compound was meropenem (99.6% susceptible), followed by imipenem (98.4%), cefepime (94.0%), gentamicin (86.8%), piperacillin/tazobactam (85.8%), ceftazidime (85.0%), ciprofloxacin (84.6%), and tobramycin (84.5%). Continued surveillance of antimicrobial compounds' in vitro activity is necessary to recommend regimens that are likely to be effective in clinical practice.

  6. A High Diet Quality Based on Dietary Recommendations Is Not Associated with Lower Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Cohort

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    Emmanuel Mandalazi; Isabel Drake; Elisabet Wirfält; Marju Orho-Melander; Emily Sonestedt

    2016-01-01

    A high diet quality index based on Swedish nutrition recommendations has previously been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in the Malmö Diet and Cancer (MDC) cohort. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether this diet quality index was associated with the risk for type 2 diabetes. Of 26,868 participants (44–74 years) in the MDC cohort study, 3838 type 2 diabetes cases were identified from registers during 17 years of follow-up. A diet quality i...

  7. Bezdrátová čtečka čárových kódů

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    Novák, Jan

    2009-01-01

    Práce se zabývá problematikou čárových kódů a bezdrátového přenosu. Cílem práce bylo navrhnout a zkonstruovat bezdrátovou čtečku čárových kódů. Pro komunikaci jsou využity OEM moduly Aurel Wireless, pracující v pásmu SRD 868 MHz. Přijímač i vysílač je řízen mikroprocesorem HC908QY4.

  8. The Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Study of Nickel Based Transition Dissimilar Steel Joints at Different PWHT Condition%镍基过渡异种钢焊接头在不同热处理状态下的性能研究

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    刘鸿国; 李太江; 刘福广; 王彩侠; 陈吉刚

    2009-01-01

    采用力学性能测试、高温持久试验、光学金相组织观察、扫描电子显微镜等方法,研究了T22+TP347H镍基过渡焊接接头不同热处理状态的组织与性能变化,得出了T22+TP347H焊接接头不论是否进行热处理,都可以达到DL/T 868-2004工艺评定要求等几项结论.

  9. Antioxidant Activity and the relationship with Panholic Composition in some Egyptian Pomegranate Cultivars

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    Pomegranate fruit is an important source of potentially healthy bioactive compounds. Changes in total phenolic content, phenolic compounds and anti radical activity in juice and peel extracts of pomegranate fruit of five cultivars were studied. Total phenolic content (TPC) varied between 1598.96 and 2315.10 mg gallic acid L-1 for pulp juice while TPC ranged from 8.68 to 15.46 mg/g in peel extract. All cultivars juice and peel extracts undertaken had a high capacity while TPC changed from 8.68 to 15.94 mg gallic acid scavenge 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH0) and β- carotene assays Increasing the concentration of either pomegranate juice (PJ) or peel extract increased (P < 0.05) the radical scavenging activity, however anti radical activity of peel extracts was higher than juice one. A good correlation between phenolic content and the radical scavenging activities was observed higher in peel extract than fruit juice. According to the results of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the gallic acids, chlorogenic acid and caffeic were the predominant phenolic compounds of the pomegranate cultivars. We concluded that pomegranate peel extract and juice appeared to have more potential as a health supplement rich in natural antioxidants than the pulp extract and merits and need further intensive study.

  10. The optimization design of mix proportion of light heterogeneous soil mixed with expanded polystyrene%聚苯乙烯轻质混合土配合比优化设计

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    付小建; 何明胜; 眭小龙; 夏多田

    2011-01-01

    Based on orthogonal experiment, carrying on an optimization design of mix proportion of light heterogeneous soil mixed with expanded polystyrene, to explore the effects of EPS grains, cement and water on the volume density and compressive strength. The results show that when the EPS grains is 1%, cement content is 40% and contain water is 35%, the mix proportion of light heterogeneous soil mixed with expanded polystyrene is the best. At this time, the density is 1044 kg/m3, compressive strength is 2.868 Mpa, meeting requirement of compound block.%通过正交试验对聚苯乙烯轻质混合土配合比进行了优化设计,探讨了EPS颗粒、水泥、水等参数对其密度和抗压强度的影响规律.结果表明,聚苯乙烯轻质混合土的最佳配合比为EPS颗粒用量1%、水泥用量40%、含水率35%,此时密度为1044 kg/m3,抗压强度为2.868 MPa,满足复合砌块芯材的要求.

  11. METC/Shell Cooperative Agreement CRADA 93-011 high temperature high pressure filtration and sorbent test program. Volume 1, Final report

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    In conjunction with shakedown, operation, and desulfurization testing at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) 10 in. Fluid Bed Gasification and Cleanup facility, a series of tests was completed in cooperatation with Shell Synthetic Fuels, Incorporated to obtain data relevent to the design and operation of dry particulate solids filters, and Nahcolite as a chloride removal sorbent. Shell Synthetic Fuels Incorporated provided 60 mm O.D. {times} 40 mm I.D. {times} O.5 m long silicon carbide, LayCer{trademark} 70/3 candle filters for use in filtering coal gas from the METC gasifier. METC installed the filters in a vessel existing in the METC Cleanup Facility and provided process data in exchange for ceramic filter and ash/char characterization. Details of the cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) are found in CRADA 93-011. This report contains METC`s contribution to CRADA 93-011. Seven gasifier runs were conducted over an eighteen month period to accumulate 868 hours of operation. During this time, 3 filters were used 2 at a time to give individual candle usage of 254 hours, 525 hours, and 868 hours, respectively. During one 89 hour test, one Laycer 70/3 candle was installed with a 3M ceramic composite filter. The face velocity through the candles was maintained nominally at 2.5 ft/min throughout the testing.

  12. Rheological Properties of Hydrophobically Associating Polyacrylamide Solution

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    2006-01-01

    A temperature-resistant, salt-tolerant polyacrylamide, hydrophobically associating polymer (HAP), was synthesized in the State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing. The rheological behavior of HAP solution was investigated by means of flow experiments in porous media and by using a HAAKE RS600 rheometer. The results of Nuclepore membrane filtration showed that filtration time increased sharply when the critical association concentration was reached. Shear rate had a greater impact on viscosity and shear stress with increasing HAP concentration. The HAP solution with a concentration of 100 mg/L (salinity 32,868 mg/L) exhibited negative thixotropy. However, at the same salinity the HAP solution showed thixotropy and its viscosity became greater when the polymer concentration increased to 1,500 mg/L.The flow experiments in cemented core samples indicated that the resistance factor and residual resistance factor of the HAP solution were 31.8 and 12 when polymer concentration and salinity were 1,500 mg/L, 32,868 mg/L at 85℃ respectively,which is favorable for flooding application. Such factors of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide 3530S were merely 3.14 and 1.71, so it could not be applied to polymer flooding in the oilfield with high temperature and high salinity.

  13. Nucleotide sequence and structural determinants of specific binding of coat protein or coat protein peptides to the 3' untranslated region of alfalfa mosaic virus RNA 4.

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    Houser-Scott, F; Baer, M L; Liem, K F; Cai, J M; Gehrke, L

    1994-01-01

    The specific binding of alfalfa mosaic virus coat protein to viral RNA requires determinants in the 3' untranslated region (UTR). Coat protein and peptide binding sites in the 3' UTR of alfalfa mosaic virus RNA 4 have been analyzed by hydroxyl radical footprinting, deletion mapping, and site-directed mutagenesis experiments. The 3' UTR has several stable hairpins that are flanked by single-stranded (A/U)UGC sequences. Hydroxyl radical footprinting data show that five sites in the 3' UTR of alfalfa mosaic virus RNA 4 are protected by coat protein, and four of the five protected regions contain AUGC or UUGC. Electrophoretic mobility band shift results suggest four coat protein binding sites in the 3' UTR. A 3'-terminal 39-nucleotide RNA fragment containing four AUGC repeats bound coat protein and coat protein peptides with high affinity; however, coat protein bound poorly to antisense 3' UTR transcripts and poly(AUGC)10. Site-directed mutagenesis of AUGC865-868 resulted in a loss of coat protein binding and peptide binding by the RNA fragment. Alignment of alfalfa mosaic RNA sequences with those from several closely related ilarviruses demonstrates that AUGC865-868 is perfectly conserved; moreover, the RNAs are predicted to form similar 3'-terminal secondary structures. The data strongly suggest that alfalfa mosaic virus coat protein and ilavirus coat proteins recognize invariant AUGC sequences in the context of conserved structural elements. Images PMID:8139004

  14. Estimation and prediction of the epidemic situation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Jiangsu province%江苏省AIDS疫情估计和预测分析研究

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    雷娜; 彭志行; 还锡萍; 陈鑫; 喻荣彬; 羊海涛

    2010-01-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to estimate and predict the AIDS epidemic situation in Jiangsu province by using a software named Estimation and Projection Package (EPP) and then to provide accurate information for making control plans and conducting interventions. Methods Date were obtained from the comprehensively monitored sentinels of AIDS and venereal diseases ( Data were from 28 national monitored stations and 52 provincial stations. From 2003 to 2009, a total of 10 730 000 people had been monitored) as well as project survey and laboratory tests. EPP epidemic model was employed to analyze the prevalence and to predict future epidemic situations. Results A total of 830 000 and 1 020 000 people were monitored in 2003 and 2004 respectively, and 8 880 000 more people were monitored in the following 5 years. By the end of 2009,a total of 4103 HIV infection cases had been reported,among which 918 people were diagnosed with AIDS and 432 died. Since 2003, the cases infected through IDU had decreased from 66.84% (262/392) to 16. 40% (142/868). However,the cases infected through sex contact had increased from 21.68% ( 85/392 ) to 77. 40% ( 672/868 ) . Among these cases, homosexual transmission and heterosexual transmission accounted for 39. 10% (339/868) and 38. 30% (333/868) respectively. It was estimated that there would be 14 290 HIV/AIDS cases in 2011 which is 18. 10% (2191/12 099) higher than that in 2009. The estimated HIV infection rate would be 0.02%. Conclusion EPP prediction showed the AIDS epidemic situation in Jiangsu province had an ascendant trend and the AIDS epidemic situation had demonstrated rapid growth. Therefore, it is necessary to take effective preventive measures to control the spread of AIDS.%目的 利用估计和预测软件包(estimation and projection package,EPP)模型估计和预测江苏省AIDS疫情,为制定防治规划和进行干预活动提供准确的信息.方法 分析江苏全省各类重点人群AIDS

  15. Isolation,Screening and Identification of Antagonistic Bacterium against Verticillium dahliae%棉花黄萎病菌拮抗细菌的分离、筛选及鉴定

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    陈文霞; 马慧宁; 肖林清; 苗君; 张莉

    2008-01-01

    采用稀释平板法从健康棉花根部土壤中分离得到细菌菌株1520株.通过室内平板多次筛选获得25株对棉花黄萎病菌具有强拮抗抗作用的细菌菌株.25个拮抗细菌温室盆栽防治黄萎病的试验结果表明:2株拮抗细菌在防治棉花黄萎病中表现较好的防病效果,其中868菌株的防治效果为67.3%.根据2个菌株的培养特征和生理生化特性,初步鉴定868菌株为Pseudomonas fluorescens,112菌株为Bacillus megatherium.

  16. Natural-pose hand detection in low-resolution images

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    Nyan Bo Bo1

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Robust real-time hand detection and tracking in video sequences would enable many applications in areas as diverse ashuman-computer interaction, robotics, security and surveillance, and sign language-based systems. In this paper, we introducea new approach for detecting human hands that works on single, cluttered, low-resolution images. Our prototype system, whichis primarily intended for security applications in which the images are noisy and low-resolution, is able to detect hands as smallas 2424 pixels in cluttered scenes. The system uses grayscale appearance information to classify image sub-windows as eithercontaining or not containing a human hand very rapidly at the cost of a high false positive rate. To improve on the false positiverate of the main classifier without affecting its detection rate, we introduce a post-processor system that utilizes the geometricproperties of skin color blobs. When we test our detector on a test image set containing 106 hands, 92 of those hands aredetected (86.8% detection rate, with an average false positive rate of 1.19 false positive detections per image. The rapiddetection speed, the high detection rate of 86.8%, and the low false positive rate together ensure that our system is useable asthe main detector in a diverse variety of applications requiring robust hand detection and tracking in low-resolution, clutteredscenes.

  17. Selections from 2015: EGSY8p7, the Galaxy Far, Far Away

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    Kohler, Susanna

    2015-12-01

    Editors Note:In these last two weeks of 2015, well be looking at a few selections from among the most-downloaded paperspublished in AAS journals this year. The usual posting schedule will resume after the AAS winter meeting.Ly Emission from a Luminous z = 8.68 Galaxy: Implications for Galaxies as Tracers of Cosmic ReionizationPublished August 2015Main takeaway:A team led by Adi Zitrin (Hubble Fellow at California Institute of Technology) detected Ly emission in the bright galaxy EGSY8p7 using the MOSFIRE spectrograph at Keck Observatory. From this emission line, they calculated that the galaxy has an astonishing redshift of z=8.68.Why its interesting:This spectroscopic confirmation crowned EGSY8p7 as the record-holder for the farthest-known (and therefore oldest) galaxy. Its redshift shattered the previous record, a galaxy at z=7.73.Why its even more interesting than that:Spectroscopic detection of emission in EGSY8p7 with MOSFIRE. The black line is the raw data; the red line shows the best-fit model to the data. [Zitrin et al. 2015]Based on our understanding of how the universe evolved, the detection of Ly emission from this galaxy came as a surprise. At EGSY8p7s redshift of 8.68, the universe was still full of clouds of neutral hydrogen that should have absorbed the galaxys Ly emission long before it reached us. So what does it mean that we do see Ly emission from EGSY8p7? The reionization of the universe through which the neutral hydrogen clouds were made transparent may have been a patchy process. In particular, EGSY8p7 might have emitted an unusual amount of ionizing radiation, creating an early ionized bubble around it that allowed the Ly emission to escape.CitationAdi Zitrin et al 2015 ApJ 810 L12. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/810/1/L12

  18. Elevated serotonin transporter binding in depressed patients with Parkinson's disease: a preliminary PET study with [11C]DASB.

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    Boileau, Isabelle; Warsh, Jerry J; Guttman, Mark; Saint-Cyr, Jean A; McCluskey, Tina; Rusjan, Pablo; Houle, Sylvain; Wilson, Alan A; Meyer, Jeffrey H; Kish, Stephen J

    2008-09-15

    This study investigated whether abnormalities in serotonin transporter binding occur in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with concurrent depression. We estimated serotonin transporter levels in seven clinically depressed early-stage PD patients and in seven healthy matched-control subjects during a single positron emission tomography (PET) scan with the serotonin transporter radioligand, [(11)C]DASB. Depressed PD patients displayed a wide-spread increase (8-68%) in [(11)C]DASB specific binding outside of the striatum, which was significant in dorsolateral (37%) and prefrontal (68%) cortices. Elevated [(11)C]DASB binding was positively correlated with depressive symptoms but not with disease severity or duration. Compatible with recent PET/[(11)C]DASB findings in major depression, the present preliminary data suggest that increased [(11)C]DASB binding, possibly reflecting greater serotonin transporter density (up-regulation), might be a pathological feature of depression in Parkinson's disease-and possibly a characteristic of depressive illness in general.

  19. A systematic search for the spectra with features of crystalline silicates in the Spitzer IRS Enhanced Products

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    Chen, Rui; Liu, Jiaming; Jiang, Biwei

    2016-01-01

    The crystalline silicates features are mainly reflected in infrared bands. The Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) collected numerous spectra of various objects and provided a big database to investigate crystalline silicates in a wide range of astronomical environments. We apply the manifold ranking algorithm to perform a systematic search for the spectra with crystalline silicates features in the Spitzer IRS Enhanced Products available. In total, 868 spectra of 790 sources are found to show the features of crystalline silicate. These objects are cross-matched with the SIMBAD database as well as with the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST)/DR2. The average spectrum of young stellar objects show a variety of features dominated either by forsterite or enstatite or neither, while the average spectrum of evolved objects consistently present dominant features of forsterite in AGB, OH/IR, post-AGB and planetary nebulae. They are identified optically as early-type stars, evolved stars...

  20. Iron bromide vapor laser

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    Sukhanov, V. B.; Shiyanov, D. V.; Trigub, M. V.; Dimaki, V. A.; Evtushenko, G. S.

    2016-03-01

    We have studied the characteristics of a pulsed gas-discharge laser on iron bromide vapor generating radiation with a wavelength of 452.9 nm at a pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of 5-30 kHz. The maximum output power amounted to 10 mW at a PRF within 5-15 kHz for a voltage of 20-25 kV applied to electrodes of the discharge tube. Addition of HBr to the medium produced leveling of the radial profile of emission. Initial weak lasing at a wavelength of 868.9 nm was observed for the first time, which ceased with buildup of the main 452.9-nm line.

  1. Fruiting characteristics and seed germination capacity of Abies fargesii in Shennongjia Nature Reserve

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    Li Zou; Qingmei Li; Zongqiang Xie

    2008-01-01

    We investigated cone traits of Abies fargesii including length, width, fresh weight, seed numbers per cone, and seed traits including length, width, thickness, seed mass and seed germination capacity. The results showed that the average length and width of the cone were 5.37 ± 0.75 cm and 3.01 ± 0.32 cm, respectively, and its fresh weight was 18.93 ± 6.06 g, the seed number per cone was 59–567. The length, width and thickness of seeds were 1.08–8.68 mm, 1.16–6.42 mm and 0.66–3.48 mm, respecti...

  2. Hydrogen-bonding interactions in thiosemicarbazones of carboxylic acids: Structure of 2-ketobutyric acid thiosemicarbazone hemihydrate

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    2-Thiosemicarbazonobutanoic acid hemihydrate, C5H9N3O2S.0.5H2O, Mr=184.22, triclinic, Panti 1, a=8.163(2), b=8.868(2), c=12.438(2) A, α=72.99(2), β=79.47(2), γ=84.06(2)deg, V=845.3(3) A3, Z=4, Dx=1.447 Mg m-3, λ(Mo Kα)=0.71073 A, μ=0.332 mm-1, F(000)=392, T=296 K, R=0.038 for 3830 independent reflections with I>3σ(I). Three hydrogen bonds link the two crystallographically independent molecules in a pairwise fashion. The two molecules both have E configurations about each C-N and N-N bond, but differ by nearly 180deg in the orientation of the -COOH group. (orig.)

  3. The Effect of Training and Development on Employee Attitude as it Relates to Training and Work Proficiency

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    Debra L. Truitt

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available It is incumbent on training and development professionals to design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of their programs in reducing disputes in workplace performance. This study explores the relationships between training experiences and attitudes and attitudes about perceived job proficiency. In a sample of 237 full-time salaried/exempt and hourly/nonexempt employees from one academic institution and three businesses in the states of Maryland, Delaware, and Arizona, the author finds a direct relationship between one’s positive training experiences and attitudes and one’s proficiency. In this study, 86.8% of those who had updated training had the most positive attitudes toward training (γ = .293, p < .05. Furthermore, 80% of those who had negative training attitudes also had negative views on their proficiency (γ = .465, p < .000.

  4. Dicty_cDB: AFM537 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available AF (Link to library) AFM537 (Link to dictyBase) - - - - AFM537P (Link to Original site) AFM537F 220 AFM...537Z 668 AFM537P 868 - - Show AFM537 Library AF (Link to library) Clone ID AFM537 (Link ...to dictyBase) Atlas ID - NBRP ID - dictyBase ID - Link to Contig - Original site URL http://dictycdb.biol.tsukuba.ac.jp/CSM/AF/AFM...5-B/AFM537Q.Seq.d/ Representative seq. ID AFM537P (Link to ...Original site) Representative DNA sequence >AFM537 (AFM537Q) /CSM/AF/AFM5-B/AFM537Q.Seq.d/ ATTAAATTCCATCATTG

  5. Automatic classification of pulmonary peri-fissural nodules in computed tomography using an ensemble of 2D views and a convolutional neural network out-of-the-box.

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    Ciompi, Francesco; de Hoop, Bartjan; van Riel, Sarah J; Chung, Kaman; Scholten, Ernst Th; Oudkerk, Matthijs; de Jong, Pim A; Prokop, Mathias; van Ginneken, Bram

    2015-12-01

    In this paper, we tackle the problem of automatic classification of pulmonary peri-fissural nodules (PFNs). The classification problem is formulated as a machine learning approach, where detected nodule candidates are classified as PFNs or non-PFNs. Supervised learning is used, where a classifier is trained to label the detected nodule. The classification of the nodule in 3D is formulated as an ensemble of classifiers trained to recognize PFNs based on 2D views of the nodule. In order to describe nodule morphology in 2D views, we use the output of a pre-trained convolutional neural network known as OverFeat. We compare our approach with a recently presented descriptor of pulmonary nodule morphology, namely Bag of Frequencies, and illustrate the advantages offered by the two strategies, achieving performance of AUC = 0.868, which is close to the one of human experts.

  6. CLONING OF P32 GENE ENCODING THE MAJOR SURFACE PROTEIN FROM THEILERIA ORIENTALISI%牛东方泰勒虫P32主要表面蛋白基因的克隆与分析

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    杨艳玲; 张西臣; 张国才; 白光彦; 李建华

    2007-01-01

    通过PCR技术从感染吉林株东方泰勒虫的病牛血液中扩增出868 bp的表面蛋白P32基因,经测序比较分析发现与韩国株核苷酸和氨基酸的同源性分别为99%和98%.和我国延边株核苷酸和氨基酸的同源性分别为99%和98%.将所得的吉林株东方泰勒虫P32蛋白基因序列提交GenBank,基因注册号为EU047751.

  7. Dicty_cDB: [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available VF (Link to library) VFB707 (Link to dictyBase) - - - Contig-U09871-1 VFB707P (Link... to Original site) VFB707F 226 VFB707Z 642 VFB707P 868 - - Show VFB707 Library VF (Link to library) Clone ID VFB707 (Link to dict...yBase) Atlas ID - NBRP ID - dictyBase ID - Link to Contig Contig-U09871-1 Original site URL http://dict...e 2004.12.25 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value N AC116957 |AC116957.2 Dict...yostelium discoideum chromosome 2 map 1685067-2090751 strain AX4, complete sequence. 1191 0.0 4

  8. Project hunt: an assessment of wildlife hunting practices by local community in Chizami, Nagaland, India

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    Erekhrou Naro

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Hunting is suggested as a major threat to Indian wildlife, especially in the northeastern states. In Nagaland hunting has a traditional and cultural significance, which should be taken into consideration by conservation efforts.  Limited information is available on this issue, and in order to establish a baseline for efforts aimed at education and implementation of conservation programmes, in this study we investigated various aspects of hunting practices in Chizami Village, Nagaland.  Our study involved general voting by 868 people and detailed interviews of 80 hunters, and explores the demography of hunters, hunting areas, hunting preference for season and animals, methods of hunting, reasons for hunting and willingness to cease hunting.  Our results indicate that education could be an important primer for initiating biological conservation efforts in Chizami and other areas. 

  9. Breeding of Melopsittacus undulatus in Captivity%虎皮鹦鹉人工繁殖的研究

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    钟福生; 曾元根; 莫小林; 马再玉

    2001-01-01

    1995年3月~1997年7月,在长沙动物园对虎皮鹦鹉的人工繁殖习性进行了观察.结果表明,虎皮鹦鹉的繁殖期为3月中旬~6月中旬;年产2窝,窝产卵数为4~7枚;雌鸟担任孵化,孵卵期为(19±2)d,孵化率为86.8%;育雏期(30±5)d,育成率为92.3%.

  10. 德国牧羊犬cOR7R1基因的克隆及序列分析%Cloning and sequence analysis of the cOR7R1 gene in German shepherd dog

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    杨敏; 李向党

    2013-01-01

    为了研究德国牧羊犬嗅觉受体基因品种特异性单核苷酸多态性(SNP)位点,试验采用PCR技术对警用德国牧羊犬cOR7R1基因进行扩增、T-A克隆、测序及序列比对分析.结果表明:德国牧羊犬cOR7R1基因与GenBank公布的犬cOR7R1基因遗传同源性为99.8%,存在2处有义突变,即SNP A200G、SNP A868G.

  11. Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils from flowers of Senecio othonnae, s. racemosus, and s. nemorensis.

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    Uçüncü, Osman; Kahriman, Nuran; Terzioğlu, Salih; Karaoğlue, Sengül Alpay; Yayli, Nurettin

    2010-05-01

    The chemical composition of the essential oils of Senecio othonnae, S. racemosus, and S. nemorensis obtained by hydrodistillation of fresh flowers were analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS. A total of seventy-six compounds were identified, constituting over 83.1%, 97.7% and 86.8% of the total oil composition of the flowers of S. othonnae, S. racemosus, and S. nemorensis. The main components of the oils were caryophyllene oxide (18.6%), (E)-beta-farnesene (21.6%), and gamma-curcumene (42.8%), respectively. Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons were the main group of constituents of all three species, forming 34.6%, 73.2%, and 81.8% of the oils, respectively. The oils of S. othonnae, and S. nemorensis showed antimicrobial activity against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, and Candida tropicalis, but that of S. racemosus was only active against Candida tropicalis. PMID:20521557

  12. Estrategias de aprendizaje y hábitos de estudio en el nivel superior: Diferencias según el año de cursado

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    Nancy Malander

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This research is meant to identify if the learning strategies and study habits of Higher Education students vary according to the year of study; and to detect the strategies that are used deficiently by students, mainly by first year students. The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI was administered to 115 Higher Education students (ME age= 21.76; SD= 3.868. Statistically significant differences were found in the following LASSI scales: Motivation, Time Management, Concentration, Information Processing, Test Strategies, Attitude and Selecting Main Ideas. First year students obtained the lowest averages in every scale. The scales they put to use the least were: Time Management, Concentration, Anxiety, and Self-Testing or Control.

  13. Monte Carlo calculations support organ sparing in Deep-Inspiration Breath-Hold intensity-modulated radiotherapy for locally advanced lung cancer

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    Ottosson, Wiviann; Sibolt, Patrik; Larsen, Christina;

    2015-01-01

    Background and purpose: Studies indicate that Deep-Inspiration Breath-Hold (DIBH) is advantageous over Free-Breathing (FB) for locally advanced lung cancer radiotherapy. However, these studies were based on simplified dose calculation algorithms, potentially critical due to the heterogeneous nature...... of the lung region. Using detailed Monte-Carlo (MC) calculations, a comparative study of DIBH vs. FB was therefore designed. Material and methods: Eighteen locally advanced lung cancer patients underwent FB and DIBH CT imaging and treatment planning with the Anisotropic-Analytical-Algorithm (AAA......) for intensity-modulated-radio therapy or volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy using 66 Gy in 33 fractions. All plans were re-calculated with MC. Results: Relative to FB, the total lung volume increased 86.8% in DIBH, while the gross tumor volume decreased 14.8%. MC revealed equally under- and over...

  14. Pore structure of the activated coconut shell charcoal carbon

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    Budi, E.; Nasbey, H.; Yuniarti, B. D. P.; Nurmayatri, Y.; Fahdiana, J.; Budi, A. S.

    2014-09-01

    The development of activated carbon from coconut shell charcoal has been investigated by using physical method to determine the influence of activation parameters in term of temperature, argon gas pressure and time period on the pore structure of the activated carbon. The coconut shell charcoal was produced by pyrolisis process at temperature of about 75 - 150 °C for 6 hours. The charcoal was activated at various temperature (532, 700 and 868 °C), argon gas pressure (6.59, 15 and 23.4 kgf/cm2) and time period of (10, 60 and 120 minutes). The results showed that the pores size were reduced and distributed uniformly as the activation parameters are increased.

  15. CSER-025: PFP storage of 9.25 inch tall, 4.4 kg Pu cans on existing vault four pedestals

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    Hillesland, K.E., Fluor Daniel Hanford

    1997-02-06

    A nuclear criticality safety analysis has been performed to increase the approved plutonium mass limit for cans stored in Vault {number_sign}4 cubicles at PFP. The cubicles were approved to hold up to 2.5 kg of plutonium on each pedestal. The purpose of this CSER is to accommodate the storage of 4.4 kg of plutonium in PuO, (5.0 kg PuO,) in Vault {number_sign}4 cubicles. The highest k{sub eff} calculated for all possible scenarios is 0.868 + 0.003 when every other cubicle is left vacant, which is well below the criticality safety limit of k{sub eff}=0.935. Consequently, an increase of plutonium mass to 4.4 kg per can is within acceptable safety limits for this configuration.

  16. Must auk Ärmal / Karoliina Vasli

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    Vasli, Karoliina

    2008-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilvese Ärma talu ülalpidamiseks kulus 2007. a. 1 109 278 krooni, 2008. a. kümne kuuga aga 868 770 krooni maksumaksja raha. Arvamust avaldavad ametiühingute keskliidu esimees Harri Taliga, Riigikogu sotsiaalkomisjoni liige Marika Tuus, maksumaksjate liidu juhataja Lasse Lehis ja suurärimees Rein Kilk. Vt. samas: Paslepas hakkab suvitama Armin Karu. President Lennart Merile ehitatud Paslepa suveresidentsi ostis 2008. a. oktoobris riigilt 15,3 miljoni krooni eest kasiinomiljardär Armin Karu. Vt. ka juhtkiri lk. 10: Ärma säästurežiimile. SL Õhtuleht ootab presidendilt ja tema abikaasalt isiklikku eeskuju riigi säästueelarve kujundamisel. Vastukaja juhtkirjale: Sildam, Toomas. President ütleb nii mõndagi. Õhtuleht 6. nov. 2008, lk. 8. Ülevaade artiklist ilmunud ka: Molodjož Estonii 6. nov. 2008, lk. 4

  17. Association analysis of PALB2 and BRCA2 in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in a scandinavian case-control sample

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    Tesli, Martin; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Mattingsdal, Morten;

    2010-01-01

    ,868/2,938) and the STEP-UCL/ED-DUB-STEP2 study (n¿=¿2,558/3,274) in a meta-analysis which revealed a P-value of 1.2¿×¿10(-5) for association between PALB2 SNP rs420259 and BD (n¿=¿5,547/20,241). Neither the PALB2 SNP rs420259 nor the BRCA2 SNP rs9567552 were nominally significantly associated with the SCZ...... (Nominal P¿=¿0.00043). Additionally, we replicated the association between PALB2 SNP rs420259 and BD (Nominal P¿=¿0.025). We then combined our sample with another Nordic case-control sample (n¿=¿435/11,491) from Iceland, and added results from the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC) (n¿=¿1...

  18. Use of IQRF technology for detection of construction inclination

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    Martin, Pies; Radovan, Hajovsky

    2016-06-01

    This paper deals with the application of wireless measurement of inclination of objects located at mining dumps. Measurement of inclination uses a set of sensors including a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a magnetometer. Measured data is processed by AHRS algorithm that, once applied, allows getting more precise information on rotation of the object in the area compared to unprocessed data from accelerometer or gyroscope. Measurement chain consists of two parts. The first one is a wireless module reading the data from particular sensors via I2C bus and sends it consequently to a computer that performs evaluation and visualization of inclination. Communication among particular devices is ensured by IQRF technology working within ISM band of 868MHz. Application of this approach for measurement of inclination is a reasonable choice in case of measurement of inclination by inclinometers.

  19. Clinical manifestations of patients with chikungunya fever at different age groups%不同年龄组基孔肯雅热患者的临床表现比较

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    翟洁卿; 吴福全; 黄育波; 李鸿超; 陈桂轩; 林炳亮

    2011-01-01

    目的 分析不同年龄组基孔肯雅热患者的临床表现.方法 130例基孔肯雅热患者,按年龄分为三组:<30岁、30~岁、≥60岁组,分析其临床症状的差异.结果 三组患者均出现发热,皮疹的发生率分别为86.8%、91.4%、90.9%,关节痛的比例分别为86.8%、91.4%、95.5%,关节痛持续时间超过14d的比例分别为2.6%、30.0%、36.4%;与<30岁组比较,30~岁和≥60岁组患者出现关节痛持续时间超过14 d以及累及3个或以上关节的比例高,差异均有统计学意义(x2= 13.026,P=0.001;x2=6.792,P=0.034).结论 基孔肯雅热主要表现为发热、皮疹、关节痛,中、老年组患者出现关节疼痛持续时间较长,累及的关节多.%Objective To analyze clinical manifestations of different age group patients with chikungunya fever. Methods According to the age, 130 patients with chikungunya fever were divided into 3 groups (Group 1: less than thirty years; Group 2: from thirty to fifty-nine years; Group 3; over sixty years). Results All the patients in three groups had fever, and 86.8% of patients in group 1, 91.4% in group 2 and 95.5% in group 3 had rash. The arthralgia rates of group 1, 2 and 3 were 86.8%, 91.4% and 95.5% respectively. And 2.6% of group 1 patients, 30.0% of group 2, and 36.4% of group 3 were persistently with arthralgia more than 14 days. The rates of having arthraglia more than 14 days and not less than 3 joints of patients in group 2 and group 3 were higher than that in group 1 (x2= 13.026, P=0.001; x2=6.792, P=0.034). Conclusion The main symptoms of chikungunya fever were fever, rash and arthralgia. Older patients had a longer time of rathralgia and more joints injured.

  20. In situ growth of carbon nanotube wrapped Si composites as anodes for high performance lithium ion batteries.

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    Zhou, Jianbin; Lan, Yang; Zhang, Kailong; Xia, Guoliang; Du, Jin; Zhu, Yongchun; Qian, Yitai

    2016-03-01

    The composites of carbon nanotube wrapped Si particles (CNTWS) were synthesized in situ by using the catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) method. In this process, carbon nanotubes were produced in situ to wrap Si by the catalysis action of nascent Cu* under an acetylene atmosphere at a relatively low temperature of 400 °C, in which nascent Cu* was created by the reaction between Si particles and CuCl synchronously. The weight ratio of Si/C in CNTWS is 0.76/0.24. As anode materials for lithium ion batteries, the CNTWS composites exhibit a reversible discharge capacity of 1031.1 mA h g(-1) at 1.8 A g(-1) after 500 cycles, and 868.2 mA h g(-1) at 10.0 A g(-1). The high electrochemical performance of CNTWS composites is associated with the in situ formed carbon nanotubes. PMID:26875542

  1. AcEST: BP919940 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available YMU001_000130_H08 531 Adiantum capillus-veneris mRNA. clone: YMU001_000130_H08. BP91994...0 CL868Contig1 Show BP919940 Clone id YMU001_000130_H08 Library YMU01 Length 531 Definition Adiantum cap...illus-veneris mRNA. clone: YMU001_000130_H08. Accession BP919940 Tissue type prothallium Developmental stage..., Nucleic Acids Res. 25:3389-3402. Query= BP919940|Adiantum capillus-veneris mRNA, clone: YMU001_000130_H08.... search programs, Nucleic Acids Res. 25:3389-3402. Query= BP919940|Adiantum capillus-veneris mRNA, clone: YM

  2. TREATMENT AND COMPREHENSIVE UTILIZATION OF SACCHARIN WASTEWATER FROM PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE PROCESS%苯酐法糖精废水的治理与综合利用

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    崔玉民

    2005-01-01

    利用废铁屑与含铜酸性废水作用制备金属铜和聚合硫酸铁,并用聚合硫酸铁作絮凝剂处理酯化废水.实验结果表明,每吨含铜酸性废水可制得8.5kg铜粉及230kg浓度158~160 g/L Fe3+的聚合硫酸铁,处理后的酸性废水中硫酸的含量降低了83.5%,Cu2+的含量降低了85.0%;在优化条件下,沉降30min,酯化废水的COD、色度去除率分别达到86.8%、88.5%.

  3. Alcohol intake and colorectal cancer: a comparison of approaches for including repeated measures of alcohol consumption

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    Thygesen, Lau Caspar; Wu, Kana; Grønbaek, Morten;

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In numerous studies, alcohol intake has been found to be positively associated with colorectal cancer risk. However, the majority of studies included only one exposure measurement, which may bias the results if long-term intake is relevant.METHODS: We compared different approaches...... for including repeated measures of alcohol intake among 47,432 US men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Questionnaires including questions on alcohol intake had been completed in 1986, 1990, 1994, and 1998. The outcome was incident colorectal cancer during follow-up from 1986 to 2002.RESULTS......: During follow-up, 868 members of the cohort experienced colorectal cancer. Baseline, updated, and cumulative average alcohol intakes were positively associated with colorectal cancer, with only minor differences among the approaches. These results support moderately increased risk for intake >30 g...

  4. Wireless technology enables better coverage, reduced power over 2.4GHz%覆盖范围、功耗均优于2.4GHz频段的无线技术

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    Christina; Nickolas

    2006-01-01

    数字无线技术的参考设计提供商DWA Wireless公司(柏林,德国)开发出了一种新型无线解决方案,该方案基于PSSS PHY无线技术,可以在低于1GHz的频段,例如868MHz和915MHz,提供最高1Mb/s的传输速率。该解决方案可以让OEM厂商在传感器、自动抄表或建筑自动控制等低功耗无线应用中,部署和测试无线IC解决方案,而且没有与蓝矛和WLAN发生干扰的问题。

  5. Incretin-Based Therapy and Risk of Acute Pancreatitis: A Nationwide Population-Based Case-Control Study

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    Thomsen, Reimar Wernich; Pedersen, Lars; Møller, Niels;

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of incretin-based drugs (GLP-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 [DPP4] inhibitors) is associated with acute pancreatitis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The study was a nationwide population-based case-control study using medical databases...... in Denmark. Participants were 12,868 patients with a first-time hospitalization for acute pancreatitis between 2005 and 2012 and a population of 128,680 matched control subjects. The main outcome measure was the odds ratio (OR) for acute pancreatitis associated with different antihyperglycemic drugs. We...... adjusted for history of gallstones, alcoholism, obesity, and other pancreatitis-associated comorbidities and medications. RESULTS: A total of 89 pancreatitis patients (0.69%) and 684 control subjects (0.53%) were ever users of incretins. The crude OR for acute pancreatitis among incretin users was 1.36 (95...

  6. 丙环唑微胶囊剂对苹果采后炭疽病的控制效果%The control effect of propiconazol microcapsule to postharvest anthracnose of apple fruits caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

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    檀根甲; 陈丽; 李丽; 朱建祥

    2006-01-01

    研究了在25℃和10℃贮藏条件下释放速度分别为快、中、慢的丙环唑微胶囊剂对苹果采后炭疽病的控制效果,结果表明:浸泡处理比喷雾处理的效果要好,释放速度快的比释放速度慢的控制效果要高,在25℃贮藏条件下15d的控制效果为100%,在10℃贮藏条件下控制效果为86.8%.

  7. Speciation of 127I and 129I in atmospheric aerosols at Risø, Denmark: insight into sources of iodine isotopes and their species transformations

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    Zhang, Luyuan; Hou, Xiaolin; Xu, Sheng

    2016-01-01

    iodine have been determined for 129I and 127I in the aerosols collected at Risø, Denmark, between March and May 2011 (shortly after the Fukushima nuclear accident) and in December 2014. The measured concentrations of total iodine are in the range of 1.04–2.48 ng m−3 for 127I and (11.3–97.0) × 105 atoms m......−3 for 129I, and 129I / 127I atomic ratios of (17.8–86.8) × 10−8. The contribution of Fukushima-derived 129I (peak value of 6.3 × 104 atoms m−3) is estimated to be negligible (less than 6 %) compared to the total 129I concentration in northern Europe. The concentrations and species of 129I and 127I...

  8. Speciation of 127I and 129I in atmospheric aerosols at Risø, Denmark: insight into sources of iodine isotopes and their species transformations

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    Zhang, Luyuan; Hou, Xiaolin; Xu, Sheng

    2015-01-01

    iodine have been determined for 129I and 127I in the aerosols collected at Risø, Denmark, between March and May 2011 (shortly after the Fukushima nuclear accident) and in December 2014. The measured concentrations of total iodine are in the range of 1.04–2.48 ng m−3 for 127I and (11.3–97.0) × 105 atoms m......−3 for 129I, and 129I / 127I atomic ratios of (17.8–86.8) × 10−8. The contribution of Fukushima-derived 129I (peak value of 6.3 × 104 atoms m−3) is estimated to be negligible (less than 6 %) compared to the total 129I concentration in northern Europe. The concentrations and species of 129I and 127I...

  9. Human papillomavirus-related cancers among people living with AIDS in Puerto Rico.

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    Ortiz, Ana Patricia; Pérez-Irizarry, Javier; Soto-Salgado, Marievelisse; Suárez, Erick; Pérez, Naydi; Cruz, Maritza; Palefsky, Joel; Tortolero-Luna, Guillermo; Miranda, Sandra; Colón-López, Vivian

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers and the risk of death (by cancer status) among people living with AIDS (PLWA) in Puerto Rico. We used data from the Puerto Rico AIDS Surveillance Program and Central Cancer Registry (1985-2005). Cancers with highest incidence were cervix (299.6/100,000) for women and oral cavity/oropharynx for men (150.0/100,000); the greatest excess of cancer incidence for men (standardized incidence ratio, 86.8) and women (standardized incidence ratio, 52.8) was for anal cancer. PLWA who developed a cancer had decreased survival and increased risk of death compared with those who did not have cancer. Cancer control strategies for PLWA will be essential for improving their disease survival. PMID:24831284

  10. The State of Food Security Report 2012 and the Enigma of Achieving Millennium Development Goals

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    Vikas Bajpai

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Globally quoted and unquestioningly accepted, the State of the Food Insecurity in the world report 2012, has made significant reduction in the numbers of hungry globally at 868 million. In case of India it has made significant upward revision of hunger prevalence in 1990-92 and significant downward revision for 2010 resulting in 34.9% estimated hunger decline. In the midst of claims of robust methodological revisions, its calculations and assumptions set a dangerous precedence for the policy-makers and planners of the reluctant country governments and worst for the hungry of the world. This paper discusses the SOFI 2012, critiques the declining hunger numbers in SOFI 2012 and produces alternate data sets including independent surveys of Government of India, to counter the reduction claims. It also makes a case for greater public dialogue and engagement in such reports, their methods, metrics and numbers.

  11. Determination of potato glycoalkaloids using high-pressure liquid chromatography-electrospray ionisation/mass spectrometry.

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    Matsuda, Fumio; Morino, Keiko; Miyazawa, Haruna; Miyashita, Masahiro; Miyagawa, Hisashi

    2004-01-01

    A method for quantifying two toxic glycoalkaloids, alpha-solanine and alpha-chaconine, in potato (Solanum tuberosum) tuber tissue was developed using HPLC-electrospray ionisation (ESI)/MS. Potato samples were extracted with 5% aqueous acetic acid, and the extracts were subjected directly to HPLC-ESI/MS after filtration. By determining the intensities of the protonated molecules of alpha-solanine (m/z 868) and alpha-chaconine (m/z 852) using selected ion monitoring (positive ion mode), a sensitive assay was attained with detection limits of 38 and 14 ppb for the two glycoalkaloids, respectively. The high sensitivity and selectivity of MS detection effectively reduced the time of analysis thus enabling a high throughput assay of glycoalkaloids in potato tubers.

  12. Determination of trace phenol in water by microwave-assisted extraction and gas chromatography%水中痕量苯酚的微波萃取气相色谱分析

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    谭晓燕; 黎国兰; 李松; 赵莹

    2009-01-01

    A method of microwave-assisted extraction and gas chromatography for determination of trace phenol in water was established.The conditions of microwave extraction and derivation were optimized.Acetone-cyclohexane phenol and acetic anhydride was employed for the direct acetylation of phenol.Petroleum ether was used as the extracting agent to extract the derivative of phenol.Detection was carried out in GC - FID equipped with DB-17 (30 m×0.53 mm×1.0 μm) capillary column.The detection limit of the proposed method was found to be 0.01μg.L-1.Recoveries were in the range of 86.8%~99.2% with RSD of 4.2%.This method has proved to be high sensitive,efficient and accurate.

  13. Ultrasound-Guided Injection Therapy of Achilles Tendinopathy With Platelet-Rich Plasma or Saline

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    Krogh, Thøger P; Ellingsen, Torkell; Jensen, Pia;

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    BACKGROUND: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a common and difficult to treat musculoskeletal disorder. PURPOSE: To examine whether 1 injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) would improve outcomes more effectively than placebo (saline) after 3 months in patients with AT. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized...... controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: A total of 24 patients with chronic AT (median disease duration, 33 months) were randomized (1:1) to receive either a blinded injection of PRP (n = 12) or saline (n = 12). The primary endpoint was improvement in Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment....... RESULTS: After 3 months, all 24 patients were reassessed (no dropouts). No difference between the PRP and the saline group could be observed with regard to the primary outcome (VISA-A score: mean difference [MD], -1.3; 95% CI, -17.8 to 15.2; P = .868). Secondary outcomes were pain at rest (MD, 1.6; 95% CI...

  14. Actionable trust in service organizations: A multi-dimensional perspective

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. The paper explores attitudinal and behavioral antecedents of trust and respective outcomes within the service industry at multiple levels of analysis. Method. Data were obtained from academic and administrative service providers (n = 76 and clients (n = 868 using paper-and-pencil and on-line questionnaires. Findings. Individual, dyadic and organizational factors throughout service delivery affect trust as a behavior. Value fit between service providers and clients contributed to trust as a behavioral action. Implications. Our findings confirm that success of service delivery is a multi-dimensional phenomenon. It confirms that actionable trust is a dominant factor in service success, thus calls for the need to pay attention to the relational aspect of service encounters. Finally, value fit between clients and service providers is crucial in achieving trust throughout the service interaction. Originality. The study provides a management tool for measuring action based trust within service organizational context.

  15. Overweight, adipocytokines and hypertension

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    Seven, Ekim; Husemoen, Lise L N; Wachtell, Kristian;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The adipocytokines, leptin, adiponectin, and interleukin-6, which stimulate liver C-reactive protein (CRP) production, are regarded as potential candidate intermediates between adipose tissue and overweight-induced hypertension. METHODS: We examined the associations between leptin......, adiponectin, and CRP levels with both prevalent and 5-year incident hypertension (IHT) in a general population of Danish adults (n = 5,868, 51.3% women, mean age 45.8 ± 7.9 years). RESULTS: We recorded 2195 prevalent and 379 incident cases of hypertension. In models including leptin, CRP, adiponectin, sex......, age, lifestyle risk factors, lipids, insulin, hemoglobin A1c, and in the incident model also baseline heart rate and blood pressure, only leptin of the three candidate intermediates was significantly associated with both prevalent and IHT [odds ratio (OR) = 1.18, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1...

  16. Effect of rising medical student debt on residency specialty selection at the University of Minnesota.

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    Tonkin, Paul

    2006-06-01

    The cost of a medical education continues to increase while the real value of physician compensation is decreasing. The University of Minnesota Medical School is the most expensive public medical school in the country. Rising tuition costs combined with a relative decrease in scholarship money is resulting in dramatic increases in medical student debt. The average debt load of a medical student graduating from the University of Minnesota was dollars 119,868 in 2004 and dollars 132,988 in 2005. Experts in medical education speculate that such heavy debt affects medical students' career choices. However, prior to this study, the relationship between student debt and residency specialty selection at the University of Minnesota had not been analyzed. This study found a significant correlation between debt and specialty selection at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus, and no significant correlation at the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis. PMID:16846185

  17. ICT Competences of teachers. Influence of personal and contextual factors [Las competencias en TIC del profesorado. Influencia de factores personales y contextuales

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    Jesús Suárez Rodríguez

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The ICT competences of teachers remain a crucial issue for educational development. This work aims to establish a framework to specify the relations of the two elements of competence (technological and pedagogical and analyze the influence of key personal and contextual factors. The data were collected from a questionnaire in a sample of 868 teachers from primary and secondary education in Comunidad Valenciana (Spain. The results show the importance of a multivariate approach to assess the complexity of the problem. They provide an overview of the influences of different personal and contextual factors that go beyond the many contributions based on univariate approaches. This is very relevant to the development of education policies for both programs for endowments as those aimed at teacher training.

  18. Highly efficient betanin dye based ZnO and ZnO/Au Schottky barrier solar cell

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    Thankappan, Aparna, E-mail: aparna.subhash@gmail.com [International School of Photonics (ISP), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi (India); Inter University Centre for Nanomaterials and Devices (IUCND), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi (India); Divya, S.; Augustine, Anju K.; Girijavallaban, C.P.; Radhakrishnan, P.; Thomas, Sheenu; Nampoori, V.P.N. [International School of Photonics (ISP), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi (India)

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    Performance of dye sensitized solar cells based on betanin natural dye from red beets with various nanostructured photoanodes on transparent conducting glass has been investigated. In four different electrolyte systems cell efficiency of 2.99% and overall photon to current conversion efficiency of 20% were achieved using ZnO nanosheet electrode with iodide based electrolyte in acetonitrile solution. To enhance solar harvesting in organic solar cells, uniform sized metal nanoparticles (gold (Au) of ~ 8 nm) synthesized via microwave irradiation method were incorporated into the device consisting of ZnO. Enhanced power conversion efficiency of 1.71% was achieved with ZnO/Au nanocomposite compared to the 0.868% efficiency of the bare ZnO nanosheet cell with ferrocene based electrolyte. - Highlights: • The influence of electrolytes has been studied. • Cell efficiency of 2.99% was achieved by ZnO. • Enhancement of efficiency with incorporation of Au nano.

  19. Genitourinary brucellosis: results of a multicentric study.

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    Erdem, H; Elaldi, N; Ak, O; Gulsun, S; Tekin, R; Ulug, M; Duygu, F; Sunnetcioglu, M; Tulek, N; Guler, S; Cag, Y; Kaya, S; Turker, N; Parlak, E; Demirdal, T; Ataman Hatipoglu, C; Avci, A; Bulut, C; Avci, M; Pekok, A; Savasci, U; Kaya, S; Sozen, H; Tasbakan, M; Guven, T; Bolukcu, S; Cesur, S; Sahin-Horasan, E; Kazak, E; Denk, A; Gonen, I; Karagoz, G; Haykir Solay, A; Alici, O; Kader, C; Senturk, G; Tosun, S; Turan, H; Baran, A I; Ozturk-Engin, D; Bozkurt, F; Deveci, O; Inan, A; Kadanali, A; Sayar, M S; Cetin, B; Yemisen, M; Naz, H; Gorenek, L; Agalar, C

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    This study reviewed the clinical, laboratory, therapeutic and prognostic data on genitourinary involvement of brucellosis in this largest case series reported. This multicentre study pooled adult patients with genitourinary brucellar involvement from 34 centres treated between 2000 and 2013. Diagnosis of the disease was established by conventional methods. Overall 390 patients with genitourinary brucellosis (352 male, 90.2%) were pooled. In male patients, the most frequent involved site was the scrotal area (n=327, 83.8%), as epididymo-orchitis (n=204, 58%), orchitis (n=112, 31.8%) and epididymitis (n=11, 3.1%). In female patients, pyelonephritis (n=33/38, 86.8%) was significantly higher than in male patients (n=11/352, 3.1%; pbrucellosis occurred in one patient. A localized scrotal infection in men or pyelonephritis in women in the absence of leucocytosis and with mild to moderate increases in inflammatory markers should signal the possibility of brucellar genitourinary disease.

  20. LONG-TERM EFFECT OF HOMOHARRINGTONINE ON CHRONIC GRANULOCYTIC LEUKEMIA

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    LI Yu-feng; ZHU Jia-bin; WANG Chun-ling; DING Bang-he; LI Yuan-yuan; XUAN Heng-bao; QIAN Mo-sheng

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To observe the long-term effect of homoharringtonine (HHT) on chronic granulocytic leukemia (CGL) and its pharmacological mechanism. Methods: 76 patients with newly diagnosed early chronic phase CGL received treatment of merely 1.5 mg/m2 daily HHT for induction remission and long-term maintenance treatment. The apoptosis rate of bone marrow CD34+ cells induced by HHT was assayed with flow cytometer. Results: 86.8% patients achieved CHR, 13.2% patients PHR and 31.8% patients got cytogenetic response in HHT treatment group, which was longer than 31 (8-54) months in hydroxyurea (HU) group (P<0.05). The effect of apoptosis induction HHT was stronger on CGL-CP patients bone marrow CD34+ cells than on normal person bone marrow CD34+ cells. Conclusion: HHT is a very effective drug for remission induction and long-term maintenance treatment in early chronic phase CGL patients.

  1. Inventories of N2O and NO emissions from European forest soils

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    Kesik, M.; Ambus, Per; Baritz, R.;

    2005-01-01

    and emission of N trace gases. This model was validated against field observations of N trace gas fluxes from 19 sites obtained within the EU project NOFRETETE, and shown to perform well for N2O (r(2) = 0.68, slope = 0.76) and NO (r(2) = 0.78, slope = 0.73). For the calculation of a European-wide emission....... For N2O emissions the central estimates were 86.8, 77.6 and 81.6 kt N yr(-1), respectively, which is approx. 14.5% of the source strength coming from agricultural soils. An extensive sensitivity analysis was conducted which showed a range in emissions from 44.4 to 254.0 kt N yr(-1) for NO and 50.7 to 96...

  2. Precise measurement of ω meson production with CMD-2 detector

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    About 12000 e+e- → ω → π+π-π0 events in the center of mass energy range from 760 to 810 MeV were used for the measurement of the ω-meson parameters. The following results have been obtained: σ0 = (1482 ± 23 ± 25) nb, mω = (782.71 ± 0.07 ± 0.04) MeV/c2, Γω = (8.68 ± 0.23 ± 0.10) MeV, Γe+e- · Β (ω → π+π-π0) (0.537 ± 0.012 ± 0.009) keV

  3. Investigation of the Uranyl(II)-3-Hydroxyflavone complex

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    By the application of suitable spectrophotometric methods and pH-metric measurements it has been established that uranyl ion and 3-hydroxyflavone from a [UO2(C15H9O3)]+ complex. The concentration stability constant of the complex was determined by Bent-French's (β1 = 8,59 at pH = 3,5) and Bjerrum's (from 8,68 at pH = 4 to 6,14 at pH = 7) methods. Conditions are given for the spectrophotometric determination of 3-hydroxyflavone by means of the complex. The regression equation is calculated and the accuracy of the method is determined. All investigations were carried out with 80 % ethanolic solutions at room temperature (20 %), the spectrophotometric measurements being performed at a constant pH (3,5) and a constant ionic strength (0,01 M). (Authors)

  4. A new method for concentration analysis of bacterial endotoxins in perfluorocarbon

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    Chen, Dan-Dan; Feng, Xiao-Ming; Wang, Chun-Ren; Huang, Qing-Quan; Yang, Zhao-Peng; Meng, Qing-Yuan

    2014-12-01

    This communication demonstrates the feasibility of the gel-clot method for the analysis of bacterial endotoxins in water extracts of perfluorocarbon which is a water insoluble liquid medical device. Perfluorocarbon (10 mL) was shaken with 10mL water for 15 min at 2000 r/min and the endotoxin present was extracted to the aqueous phase without interference inhibition/enhancement of the product and the recovery of endotoxin added to perfluorocarbon was determined. A validation study confirmed that endotoxins presented in perfluorocarbon pass over into the aqueous phase at concentrations of 20, 10 and 5 EU/mL with recoveries from 86.8% to 96.8%. Therefore, the gel-clot test is suitable for detecting bacterial endotoxins in perfluorocarbon which is a water insoluble medical device.

  5. The Clinical Study of Telomerase Activity in Gastric Tumor

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    XI Weihong; NI Xiaoqian; SHEN Yuqin; HUANG Qinmei

    2002-01-01

    Telomerase activity was detected with both telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) - silver stain and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - enzyme linked immuno - sorbent assay (ELISA). We have studied the telomerase activity in the 68 gastric tumors and their neighboring tissues,25 gastric ulcer, and 3 tumor cell colonies. The positive rate of telomerase activity in gastric tumors was 86.8% (59/68) and which was obviously higher than 7.3% (5/68) in the normal tissues adjacent to the tumors and 4% (1/25) in gastric ulcer. The telomerase activity was 100% (3/3) in the tumor colonies. It allowed to be seen that higher telomerase activity was associated with the origin and development of the gastric tumor. We believe that telomerase activity may be a useful clinical diagnostic marker for the gastric tumor.

  6. Integrated Processing: Quality Assurance Procedure of the Surface Layer of Machine Parts during the Manufacturing Step "Diamond Smoothing"

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    Skeeba, V. Yu; Ivancivsky, V. V.; Lobanov, D. V.; Zhigulev, A. K.; Skeeba, P. Yu

    2016-04-01

    The present study has found that during the integrated processing after the diamond smoothing, in the surface-hardened sample a cold-worked layer 0.01 ... 0.02 mm in thickness, the microhardness value of which reaches 868 HV, is formed. The intensity of compressive stresses on the part surface increases to στ = -678 MPa. The analysis of the experimental data has shown the relationship between the parameter Ra and the processing modes that can be used during diamond smoothing, based on the high performance and the desired surface roughness. It has been found that the minimum value of roughness Ra = 0.18±0.08 μm is reliably achieved by smoothing processing when the smoothing force Py ranges from 100 N to 150 N.

  7. A High-Resolution Human Contact Network for Infectious Disease Transmission

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    Salathé, Marcel; Lee, Jung Woo; Levis, Philip; Feldman, Marcus W; Jones, James H

    2010-01-01

    The most frequent infectious diseases in humans - and those with the highest potential for rapid pandemic spread - are usually transmitted via droplets during close proximity interactions (CPIs). Despite the importance of this transmission route, very little is known about the dynamic patterns of CPIs. Using wireless sensor network technology, we obtained high-resolution data of CPIs during a typical day at an American high school, permitting the reconstruction of the social network relevant for infectious disease transmission. At a 94% coverage, we collected 762,868 CPIs at a maximal distance of 3 meters among 788 individuals. The data revealed a high density network with typical small world properties and a relatively homogenous distribution of both interaction time and interaction partners among subjects. Computer simulations of the spread of an influenza-like disease on the weighted contact graph are in good agreement with absentee data during the most recent influenza season. Analysis of targeted immuniz...

  8. (R,S-2′-Amino-6′-methyl-2,5′,5′-trioxo-6′H-spiro[indoline-3,4′-pyrano[3,2-c][2,1]benzothiazine]-3′-carbonitrile dimethylformamide monosolvate

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    Svitlana V. Shishkina

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The title solvate, C20H14N4O4S·C3H7NO, comprises a stereogenic centre but the centrosymmetric space group causes the presence of the racemate in the crystal. The spiro-joined fragments are almost orthogonal, with a dihedral angle of 86.8 (2° between the mean planes of the pyrane ring and the dihydroindolone ring system. The atoms of the indolinone bicycle are coplanar, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.005 Å. In the crystal, pairs of N—H...O hydrogen bonds link the molecules into centrosymmetric dimers which are linked to the dimethylformamide solvent molecules by further N—H...O hydrogen bonds. N—H...N hydrogen bonds link neighbouring dimers into [010] chains.

  9. Organization of the cysts in bee (Hymenoptera, Apidae testis: number of spermatozoa per cyst

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    Cruz-Landim Carminda da

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The morphology of the cyst cells in Apis mellifera Linné, 1758, Scaptotrigona postica Latreille, 1804, and Melipona bicolor bicolor Lepeletier, 1836 testis, as well as the average number of spermatic cells are reported. The data indicates a supporting and nourrishing role of the cyst cells to the developing cystocytes. The counts of immature spermatozoa in the cysts show an average of 202.8 ± 21.2 spermatozoa for A. mellifera, 117.4 ± 8.68 for S. postica and 88.8 ± 15.57 for M. bicolor, which predict the occurrence of 8 mitotic cycles in the cystocytes of A. mellifera and 7 in the meliponines, considering that only one spermatozoom originates of each final spermatogonium.

  10. Bacteriological profile isolated from cases of otitis media diagnosed at tertiary care hospital of Gujarat, India

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    Kirankumar Navnitlal Patel

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    Results: Out of 140 samples 114 (81.43% had positive culture. out of 114 cases, 64 (56.14% were male. Majority of the cases (32.45% were in the age group of 0-14 years. Out of 114 positive cases, single organism was isolated in 99 (86.8% cases. Out of total 116 strains 44 (37.9% were gram positive and 72 (62.1% were gram negative organisms. Among gram positive organisms, Staphylococcus aureus (63.63% was predominant organisms isolated followed by coagulase negative Staphylococci (20.45% and among gram negative organism Pseudomonas (69.44% was predominant organisms isolated followed by proteus species. Conclusions: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas sp. were found to be the common cause of otitis media in our study. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(9.000: 3891-3894

  11. Monazite processing of tin mining waste : rare earth separation from U and Th

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    Separation of Rare Earths from U and Th of Bangka monazite digestion solution, by using NaOH reagent and precipitation system has been carried out. The aim of the experiment is to find a condition of RE(OH) sub.3 precipitation to produce maximal RE recovery and high purity of RE that are free from radioelements U and Th. Parameters studied were pH, NaOH normality and precipitation time. The optimal conditions obtained were pH 9.8, 1N NaOH and 3 hours precipitation time. At this condition recovery of the RE(OH) sub.3 is 99.79 % and Th 4.52 %. However uranium and phosphate were not detected. Purity of the products are RE(OH) sub.3 98.868 %, Th(OH) sub.4 0.009 % and the others 1.123 %. (author)

  12. Adaptação da “The Resilience Scale” para a população adulta portuguesa

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    Este artigo descreve a adaptação da “The Resilience Scale” para portugueses adultos. Procedeu-se à retradução e validação psicométrica. Fez-se pré-teste e reteste. Obteve-se equivalência linguística/conceptual e validação psicométrica com alpha de Cronbach 0,868 para 23 itens, sugerindo consistência interna. A análise fatorial agrupou 23 variáveis em 4 fatores: I - Perseverança; II - Sentido de vida; III - Serenidade; IV - Autossuficiência e autoconfiança, com valores alpha de Cronbach satisf...

  13. A Study of the Fish Farms in Southern Delta State, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available A survey of the fish farms in the southern part of Delta State, Nigeria was carried out to determine the significant changes that have taken place since a similar study was carried out 5 years earlier. The results show that fish farming has attained a greater commercial status. Between 1989 and 1994, the projected total area under cultivation rose by 86.8 % to 564.4 ha while average production increased significantly to 2, 315.16 kg/ha/yr from 913.07 kg/ha/yr. This increased yield is attributed to better management of the farms. However, many problems are still slowing down the growth and development of aquaculture in the area mainly because many of the measure initiated by government over the years have been largely unsuccessful.

  14. Estadiaje local del carcinoma rectal: imágenes de ecografía versus resonancia magnética. Revisión sistemática de la literatura y metaanálisis.

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    Guenaga, Katia F; Otoch, Jose P; Artifon, Everson L A

    2016-01-01

    New surgical techniques in the treatment of rectal cancer have improved survival mainly by reducing local recurrences. A preoperative staging method is required to accurately identify tumor stage and planning the appropriate treatment. MRI and ERUS are currently being used for the local staging (T stage). In this review, the accuracy of MRI and ERUS with rigid probe was compared against the gold standard of the pathological findings in the resection specimens. Five studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in this meta-analysis. The accuracy was 91.0% to ERUS and 86.8% to MRI (p=0.27). The result has no statistical significance but with pronounced heterogeneity between the included trials as well as other published reviews. We can conclude that there is a clear need for good quality, larger scale and prospective studies.

  15. Sutdy on Clinical Effect of Cinnarizine in Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome%桂利嗪治疗肠易激综合征临床观察

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    王伟华

    2002-01-01

    目的:观察桂利嗪在临床中治疗肠易激综合征(IBS)的疗效.方法:采用随机对照开放实验方法,选用复方地芬诺酯作为对照药.结果:桂利嗪治疗IBS有效率为86.8%,复方地芬诺酯治疗IBS有效率为72.7%,两组有明显差异(P<0.01).结论: 桂利嗪治疗IBS是一种可供选择、有效的、可靠的方法.

  16. Highly efficient betanin dye based ZnO and ZnO/Au Schottky barrier solar cell

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    Performance of dye sensitized solar cells based on betanin natural dye from red beets with various nanostructured photoanodes on transparent conducting glass has been investigated. In four different electrolyte systems cell efficiency of 2.99% and overall photon to current conversion efficiency of 20% were achieved using ZnO nanosheet electrode with iodide based electrolyte in acetonitrile solution. To enhance solar harvesting in organic solar cells, uniform sized metal nanoparticles (gold (Au) of ~ 8 nm) synthesized via microwave irradiation method were incorporated into the device consisting of ZnO. Enhanced power conversion efficiency of 1.71% was achieved with ZnO/Au nanocomposite compared to the 0.868% efficiency of the bare ZnO nanosheet cell with ferrocene based electrolyte. - Highlights: • The influence of electrolytes has been studied. • Cell efficiency of 2.99% was achieved by ZnO. • Enhancement of efficiency with incorporation of Au nano

  17. Clinical Research on Treatment of Hyperkinetic Syndrome of Childhood by Electroacupuncture plus Acupoint Application

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    WU Yao-chi; KUAI Le

    2003-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical therapeu tic effect of hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood treated by electroacupuncture plus acupoint application. Method Sixty-five cases with hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood were treated by electroacupuncture plus acupoint application (electroacupuncture group); 53 cases were treated by acupuncture (acupuncture group) and 53 cases were treated by Ritalin (west drug group). The above three groups were compared with each other in therapeutic effect. Results The effective rate of treating hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood by electroacupuncture plus acupoint application was 87.7%; the effective rate in west drug group was 86.8% and in acupuncture group was 77.4%. A comparison among the three groups showed there was no significant difference in clinical ther apeutic effect ( P > 0.05 ). Conclusion Electroacupuncture plus acupoint application was an effective therapy of hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood.

  18. Assessment of gamma radionuclides in sediments from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans of Guatemala

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    The study consisted in the assesment of radioactivity levels in marine sediments of Guatemala due to gamma radionuclides. The samples were taken from 5 selected places, the activity of each sediment was measured by gamma spectrometry using an GE High-Purity detector. The methodology used consisted in to measure the efficiency of the Ge detector, then the calibration for Pb-210 was made. The radioactivity ranges from 1.69 Bq/Kg to 8.68 Bq/Kg for Cs-137, 356.99 Bq/Kg to 431.18 Bq/Kg for K-40, 48.71 Bq/Kg to 59.94 Bq/Kg for Ra-226 and 151.283 Bq/Kg to 224.47 Bq/Kg for Pb-210

  19. Low-Frequency MEMS Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvester With Corona-Charged Vertical Electrets and Nonlinear Stoppers

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    Lu, Y.; Cottone, F.; Boisseau, S.; Galayko, D.; Marty, F.; Basset, P.

    2015-12-01

    This paper reports for the first time a MEMS electrostatic vibration energy harvester (e-VEH) with corona-charged vertical electrets on its electrodes. The bandwidth of the 1-cm2 device is extended in low and high frequencies by nonlinear elastic stoppers. With a bias voltage of 46 V (electret@21 V + DC external source@25 V) between the electrodes, the RMS power of the device reaches 0.89 μW at 33 Hz and 6.6 μW at 428 Hz. The -3dB frequency band including the hysteresis is 223∼432 Hz, the one excluding the hysteresis 88∼166 Hz. We also demonstrate the charging of a 47 μF capacitor used for powering a wireless and autonomous temperature sensor node with a data transmission beyond 10 m at 868 MHz.

  20. Analysis of Genetic Specificity and DNA Fingerprinting Establishment for the Hainan Island Landraces of Cucurbita moschata%中国南瓜海南农家品种间的遗传特异性分析和DNA指纹图谱构建

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    云天海; 郑道君; 谢良商; 邓长智

    2013-01-01

    Based on the collection of Hainan island landraces of Cucurbita moschata,the present study was aimed to analyze their genetic specificity and establish DNA fingerprinting for 28 landraces by inter-simple sequence repeat(ISSR) and sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP),which would provide applicable guidance for identification,evaluation,protection,and utilization of Hainan island landraces of C.moschata.The results showed that genetic specificity was significant among the 28 landraces with special genetic background,1O specific markers and 11 unique-lack bands scored were produced by 6 ISSR primers and 11 SRAP primer pairs.And four DNA fingerprintings for the 28 landraces were developed by two ISSR primer combinations and two SRAP primer combinations,i.e.UBC807/UBC814/UBC844/UBC868,UBC808/UBC814/UBC844/UBC868,Me1/Em2 + Me1/Em10 +Me2/Em3,Me1/Em1 + Me1/Em10 + Me8/Em3,respectively.All the DNA fingerprintings developed were intuitionistic and simple.ISSR and SRAP molecular markers could be effectively used in the analysis of genetic specificity and DNA fingerprinting establishment for the landraces of C.moschata.%在收集中国南瓜海南农家品种的基础上,应用ISSR和SRAP标记技术对28份海南农家品种间的遗传特异性进行了分析,并构建指纹图谱,为中国南瓜海南农家品种鉴定、评价、保护和利用提供科学依据.结果表明,所供试的品种间存在显著的遗传特异性,具有特殊的遗传基础或背景,所筛选的6个ISSR引物和11对SRAP引物共产生了10个特异标记和11条唯一缺失带;应用ISSR引物组合UBC807/UBC814/UBC844/UBC868和UBC808/UBC814/UBC844/UBC868,以及SRAP引物组合Me1/Em2+ Me1/Em10+ Me2/Em3和Me1/Em1+Me1/Em10+ Me8/Em3分别绘制了4个28份中国南瓜海南农家品种的DNA指纹图谱,所构建的DNA指纹图谱直观、简单.ISSR标记和SRAP标记技术可有效应用于中国南瓜海南农家品种DNA指纹图谱的构建和遗传特异性鉴定.

  1. Influence of heat treatment on hydrogen ingress into V-4Cr-4Ti alloy

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    Hayakawa, Ryo; Hatano, Yuji; Fukumoto, Ken-ichi; Matsui, Hideki; Watanabe, Kuniaki

    2004-08-01

    Specimens of V-4Cr-4Ti alloy were heated at 1273 K in vacuum, and the influence of this heat treatment on H 2 absorption was examined at temperatures from 523 to 1023 K under the presence of water vapor of 10 -5 Pa. The rate of H 2 absorption was significantly reduced by the heat treatment in the temperature range examined. Such reduction in the absorption rate was ascribed to the surface segregation of Ti and increase in surface oxygen coverage caused by preferential oxidation of segregating Ti by water vapor. Comparison with data reported by other researchers [J. Nucl. Mater. 233-237 (1996) 376; Fusion Technol. 34 (1998) 868; J. Nucl. Mater. 233-237 (1996) 510] indicated the strong barrier effect of Ti oxide against hydrogen ingress.

  2. Biodegradation of naphthalene and anthracene by chemo-tactically active rhizobacteria of populus deltoides

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    Sandeep Bisht

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Several naphthalene and anthracene degrading bacteria were isolated from rhizosphere of Populus deltoides, which were growing in non-contaminated soil. Among these, four isolates, i.e. Kurthia sp., Micrococcus varians, Deinococcus radiodurans and Bacillus circulans utilized chrysene, benzene, toluene and xylene, in addition to anthracene and naphthalene. Kurthia sp and B. circulans showed positive chemotactic response for naphthalene and anthracene. The mean growth rate constant (K of isolates were found to increase with successive increase in substrate concentration (0.5 to 1.0 mg/50ml. B. circulans SBA12 and Kurthia SBA4 degraded 87.5% and 86.6% of anthracene while, Kurthia sp. SBA4, B. circulans SBA12, and M. varians SBA8 degraded 85.3 %, 95.8 % and 86.8 % of naphthalene respectively after 6 days of incubation as determined by HPLC analysis.

  3. Study on Resin Extraction and Antioxidant Activity of red Pigment from Pericapr of Ficus Carica L%无花果皮红色素提取及其抗氧化性

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    张小曼; 马银海; 袁琳; 陈小妮; 刘柱丽

    2010-01-01

    用树脂法分离提取无花果皮红色素,对提取条件及其抗氧化性进行了研究.试验结果表明:D101-A树脂对无花果皮红色素有较强的吸附作用,70%乙醇溶液洗脱,得到收率8.68%的色素产品.无花果皮红色素能有效清除羟基自由基(·OH)和DPPH自由基,与Vc对照表现出较好的抗氧化性.

  4. The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster Survey (GUViCS). IV: The role of the cluster environment on galaxy evolution

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    Boselli, A; Boissier, S; Cucciati, O; Consolandi, G; Cortese, L; Fumagalli, M; Gavazzi, G; Heinis, S; Roehlly, Y; Toloba, E

    2014-01-01

    We study the role of the environment on galaxy evolution using a sample of 868 galaxies in the Virgo cluster and in its surrounding regions selected from the GUViCS Survey with the purpose of understanding the origin of the red sequence in dense environments. We collected multifrequency data covering the whole electromagnetic spectrum for most of the galaxies. We identify the different dynamical substructures composing the Virgo cluster and we calculate the local density of galaxies using different methods. We then study the distribution of galaxies belonging to the red sequence, the green valley, and the blue cloud within the different cluster substructures. Our analysis indicates that all the most massive galaxies are slow rotators and are the dominant galaxies of the different cluster substructures generally associated with a diffuse X-ray emission. They are probably the result of major merging events that occurred at early epochs. Slow rotators of lower stellar mass are also preferentially located within ...

  5. The Impact of Learning Assistants on Inequities in Physics Student Outcomes

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    Van Dusen, Ben; Roualdes, Edward

    2016-01-01

    This study investigates how Learning Assistants (LAs) and related course features are associated with student learning inequities in introductory university physics courses. Over 2,868 physics student paired pre- and post-test scores on concept inventories from 67 classes in 16 LA Alliance member institutions were collected. The concept inventories included the Force Concept Inventory, Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation, and the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism. Our analyses developed a multiple linear regression model that examines the impact of student (e.g. gender and race) and course level variables (e.g. presence of LAs and Concept Inventory used) on student learning outcomes (Cohen's d effect size) across classroom contexts. The presence of LAs was found to remove or invert the traditional performance gaps between majority and underrepresented minority students. Significant differences in student performance were also found across the concept inventories.

  6. Energies and raw materials. The energy situation; Energies et matieres premieres. Conjoncture energetique

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    Statistics are given on the energy and raw materials (coal, oil, etc.) production and consumption levels in France in November 1997: primary energy total consumption has increased (mobile year) of 0.6%, at a slightly inferior rate than the rate since 3 years. Interior demand has varied depending on the energy: strong decrease for coal (- 9.3%), slight increase for petroleum products (+ 1.2%), markedly slowing down increase for gas (+ 1.4%) and moderate increase for electricity (+ 1.3%). An increase in the dollar exchange rate and a high level of oil and gas imports have induced a maintained high energy cost level with + 14% on one year, reaching 86.8 billions Francs, to be compared to 76.1 in November 1996

  7. 禽类原始生殖细胞的迁移能力%Migration of avian primordial germ cells

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    李赞东; 李相芝; 赵东风; Takashi KUWANA

    2003-01-01

    Blood samples were collected from chicken embryos at stage 11-15,and labeled with fluorescent dye PKH26.Primordial germ cells (PGCs)were then isolated from blood samples by nycodenz density gradient centrifugation.After PGCs were labeled and isolated,about 200 PGCs in one microliter were injected into the subgerminal cavity of quail blastoderm at stageX.After 48 hours incubation,chicken PGCs were identified by fluorescent microscopy.Red fluorescence emitted from PKH26 labeled chicken PGCs was observed in the head, the heart and the developing gonadal anlage of quail embryos.The result suggests that chicken PGCs still keep migration ability after 56 hours[Acta Zoologica Sinica 49(6):868-872,2003].

  8. 3D-QSAR Investigation of Synthetic Antioxidant Chromone Derivatives by Molecular Field Analysis

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    Jiraporn Ungwitayatorn

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A series of 7-hydroxy, 8-hydroxy and 7,8-dihydroxy synthetic chromone derivatives was evaluated for their DPPH free radical scavenging activities. A training set of 30 synthetic chromone derivatives was subject to three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR studies using molecular field analysis (MFA. The substitutional requirements for favorable antioxidant activity were investigated and a predictive model that could be used for the design of novel antioxidants was derived. Regression analysis was carried out using genetic partial least squares (G/PLS method. A highly predictive and statistically significant model was generated. The predictive ability of the developed model was assessed using a test set of 5 compounds (r2pred = 0.924. The analyzed MFA model demonstrated a good fit, having r2 value of 0.868 and crossvalidated coefficient r2cv value of 0.771.

  9. RNA-binding protein VICKZ is expressed in a germinal center associated pattern among lymphoma subtypes

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    Natkunam, Y.; Vainer, G.; Zhao, S.C.;

    2005-01-01

    to the cytoplasm. Among 868 non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphomas tested by immunohistochemistry on tissue microarrays, staining for VICKZ protein was present in 76% (126/165) of follicular lymphoma, 78% (155/200) of DLBCL, 90% (9/10) of mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, and 100% (2/2) of Burkitt lymphoma. A subset...... of mantle cell lymphoma (11%, 2/19), extranodal (8%, 2/25), and nodal (20%, 1/5) marginal zone lymphoma and lymphoblastic lymphoma (25%, 4/13), showed VICKZ staining. The majority of lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin (92%, 12/13) and classical Hodgkin (94%, 101/108) lymphoma were found to be positive. Among T......Recent effort in the molecular characterization of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has led to the recognition that patients with DLBCL of germinal center origin exhibit a better overall survival. Thus, identification and characterization of markers of germinal center derivation...

  10. Magnetically induced optical activity and dichroism of gadolinium oxide nanoparticle-based ferrofluids

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    Paul, Nibedita; Devi, Manasi; Mohanta, Dambarudhar [Nanoscience and Soft Matter Laboratory, Department of Physics, Tezpur University, PO Napaam, Tezpur 784 028, Assam (India); Saha, Abhijit [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Centre, III/LB-8 Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700 098 (India)

    2012-02-15

    The present work reports on magnetically induced optical activity (such as Faraday rotation and linear dichroism) of pristine and gamma-irradiated gadolinium oxide (Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}) nanoparticle-based ferrofluids. The ferrofluids were produced by dispersing N-cetyl-N,N,N-trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB)-coated {approx}9-nm-sized Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} particles in a carrier fluid of ethanol. The ferrofluids were then irradiated with 1.25 MeV energetic gamma rays (dose: 868 Gy and 2.635 kGy). Irradiation-led formation of a number of point defects was revealed through high resolution electron microscopy. The interaction of light with the ionized point defects is believed to have caused substantial improvement in the magneto-optic response of irradiated magnetic fluids.

  11. Potential Development of Liquid Smoke from Oil Palm Solid Waste as Biofungicides

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    Asri Gani

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This research investigated the potential utilization of solid waste from palm oil industry for liquid smoke production in Aceh Province, Indonesia. The liquid smoke can be applied as bio fungicides in agricultural field. Preliminary experiment on the use of liquid smoke as fungicide at Colletotrichum capsisi fungus which causes anthracnose disease on red pepper was also conducted. The survey on the existing potential/availability of palm oil mill in Aceh shows that there are 30 palm oil mills in eight districts with a total of production capacity 1020 ton/hour. Assuming that 10% of palm oil kernel shells are pyrolized into liquid smoke, Aceh province could produce about 23,868 ton of liquid smoke per year. The preliminary test result towards Colletotrichum capsisi fungus shows that the liquid smoke can be used as fungicides.

  12. 奇正青鹏膏剂治疗膝关节骨关节炎疼痛的临床疗效分析%The efficacy of Qing-peng plaster in relieving pain of patients with osteoarthritis

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    赵凯; 张翔; 黄明华

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical effect of Qing - peng plaster for relieving pain of patients with osteoarthritis. Methods A retrospective analysis was made to study therapeutic results in a total of 156 patients with osteoarthritis of knee by Qing - peng plaster. They were divided into group A ( n = 88 cases ) treated with Qing - peng plaster and group B ( n = 68 cases ) treated with physiotherapy. Results CR + PR rates of two groups were 86.8% and 35.6% respectively ( P <0.05 ). Conclusion Qing - peng plaster is effective in relieving pain of patients with osteoarthritis of knee.%目的 验证奇正青鹏膏剂治疗骨性关节炎疼痛的临床疗效.方法 回顾性分析156例膝关节骨关节炎病人,分为青鹏膏组88例(主要应用奇正青鹏膏剂),理疗组68例进行临床对比观察.理疗组采用超短波治疗.结果 青鹏膏组和理疗组的完全缓解(CR)+部分缓解(PR) 率分别为86.8%和35.6%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 奇正青鹏膏剂是缓解膝关节骨关节炎疼痛的一种有效药物.

  13. The use of PCR technique in the identification of Mycobacterium species responsible for bovine tuberculosis in cattle and buffaloes in Pakistan.

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    Akhtar, Farah; Javed, Muhammad Tariq; Aziz-ur-Rehman; Khan, Muhammad Nisar; Akhtar, Pervez; Hussain, Sayed Misdaq; Aslam, Muhammad Sohaib; Kausar, Razia; Qamar, Mehwish; Cagiola, Monica

    2015-08-01

    Bovine tuberculosis is one of the important diseases of dairy and wild animals. The disease is prevalent all over the world, though developed countries have tremendously reduced the prevalence through eradication campaigns. The prevalence of disease in Pakistan on the basis of tuberculin testing or culture isolation of the organism has been reported previously. It is, however, important to use the latest diagnostic tools, i.e. PCR to confirm the type of Mycobacterium infecting the animals in Pakistan. Therefore, the present study was carried out to assess the utility of direct PCR on milk samples and nasal swabs to confirm the type of Mycobacterium infecting the animals. This study was carried out on 215 cattle and buffaloes of more than 2 years of age present at two livestock farms. The tuberculin results showed 22.5% prevalence at one farm and 25.9% at the other with an overall prevalence of 24.7%. The 92.5% of milk samples and/or nasal swabs showed positive PCR for Mycobacterium genus, 86.8% for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and 77.4% for Mycobacterium bovis. The M. bovis by PCR was detected in 13.2% of milk samples, 24.5% of nasal swabs and 39.6% of both milk samples + nasal swabs. The results suggested that there are 60% higher chance for a nasal swab to yield a positive PCR for M. bovis than the milk sample. It can be concluded from the present study that tuberculin testing is a useful method in studying the prevalence of disease as the PCR for Mycobacterium genus was positive in 92.5%, M. tuberculosis complex in 86.8% and Mycobacterium bovis in 77.4% cases.

  14. 冰片穿心莲乙醇浸液外用治疗小儿病毒性腮腺炎的效果分析%Analysis of the effect of ethanol extract of andrographis paniculata borneol externalin the treatment of virus mumps in children

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    赵兵; 文剑

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effect of ethanol extract of andrographis paniculata borneol externalin the treatment of virus mumps in children.Methods:106 viral mumps children were selected,they were randomly divided into the experimental group and the control group with 53 cases in each,the experimental group were given the borneol herb andrographis extract topical treatment,the control group were given the intravenous drip ribavirin treatment.Results:The total effective rate of the experimental group was 92.5%,and the total effective rate of the control group was 86.8%,the difference was not statistically significant(P>0.05).Conclusion:The effect of ethanol extract of andrographis paniculata borneol externalin the treatment of virus mumps in children is obviously,the use is convenient,and easy to accept for the children.%目的:探讨冰片穿心莲乙醇浸液外用治疗小儿病毒性腮腺炎的治疗效果.方法:收治病毒性腮腺炎患儿106例,随机分为试验组和对照组各 53 例,试验组给予冰片穿心莲乙醇浸液外用治疗,对照给予静脉滴注利巴韦林治疗.结果:试验组治疗有效率92.5%,对照组治疗有效率86.8%,两组比较,差异不具有统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:冰片穿心莲乙醇浸液外用治疗病毒性腮腺炎患儿效果明显,使用方便,患儿容易接受.

  15. Seed Emergence Study of Three Salt-tolerant Plant Species in Saline-alkali Soil%盐碱土上3种植物出苗研究

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    赵辉; 孙杨; 肖娟

    2015-01-01

    通过在育苗盘上进行种子出苗试验,研究了不同草种(披碱草、草木樨和紫花苜蓿)、不同土壤(pH 10.03、9.36、8.68、8.12,电导率(EC)为2.02、1.237、0.962、0.454 mS/cm)、不同播深(1、3 cm)和不同种子播种前处理(晒种浸泡处理和未处理)对出苗时间和出苗率的影响.结果表明:披碱草耐盐碱性最好,草木樨最差;超过一定限度(pH>8.68,EC> 0.962 mS/cm),pH或电导率增加,均会造成出苗时间增长,出苗率下降;播深1 cm比3 cm出苗时间显著缩短,出苗率显著提高;种子晒种浸泡处理可以显著缩短出苗时间,提高出苗率,对种子出苗有一定帮助.试验同时表明,在盐碱土上缩短出苗时间,对提高出苗率有利.

  16. Thixoforming A356 Aluminum Bipolar Plates at High Solid Fractions

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    Bolouri, Amir; Jang, Chang Hyun; Kang, Chung Gil

    2014-04-01

    Thixoforming investigations have been developed primarily for the manufacturing of bulk components, and the current knowledge is very limited with respect to the fabrication of thin cross sections of alloys. We studied the effectiveness of thixoforming process for the fabrication of A356 aluminum alloy bipolar plates with microchannels on both sides. Feedstock semisolid slurries, with different solid contents of ~55, 50, and 45 pct, were prepared at 858 K, 863 K, and 868 K (585 °C, 590 °C, and 595 °C), respectively, and were used to thixoform 1.20-mm-thick bipolar thin plates. The microstructures of the thixoformed thin plates consisted of (i) large primary α-Al globular grains, (ii) a quenched liquid phase, and (iii) fine secondary α-Al particles. The fraction and size of the primary α-Al globular grains decreased, and the primary α-Al globular grains became more spherical with the increasing thixoforming temperature. It seemed that these changes in the microstructural features led to the reduction in the agglomeration and interaction among the primary α-Al globular grains surrounded by the liquid matrix during thixoforming. This enabled the semisolid slurry to effectively flow and fill in the sharp corners (such as the microchannels) of the die cavity at higher thixoforming temperatures. The thin plates thixoformed at 868 K (595 °C), consequently, exhibited the highest dimensional stability and the fewest internal defects. The liquid matrix surrounding the primary α-Al grains solidified inside the die cavity after thixoforming. Either the liquid phase was instantly quenched or fine secondary α-Al particles were formed inside the die cavity. The fraction and size of the latter increased with increasing thixoforming temperature. The surface hardness of the thixoformed plates was measured, and the hardness values were correlated with the microstructural features of the thixoformed plates.

  17. 颞下颌关节紊乱病的MRI观察%MR imaging of temporomadibular joint dysfunction

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    王仁飞; 吕思平; 森家祥行; 海原真治; 竹信保尚

    2001-01-01

    目的 应用核磁共振技术(MRI)检查颞下颌关节紊乱病(TMD)。方法 观察61例颞下关节紊乱病患者的关节盘(Disc)位置和形态改变,并对照出现的临床表现进行分析,以探讨在诊断中的意义。结果 显示在所有TMD患者的关节中,86.8%有Disc前移位;80.9%有Disc形态改变;伴关节弹响、张口受限、关节破碎音或磨擦音等症状的关节中,MRI也显示Disc和髁突有不同程度的改变。结论 MRI是一种有前途的颞下颌关节紊乱病诊断方法。%Objective To investigate the magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) ofthe temporomandibular joint dysfunction(TMD). Methods We examined 68 suffered joints of 61 TMD patients by MRI and observed the placement and shape of the disc. Results MR imaging depicted anterior disc displacement in 86.8% of the symptomatic joints and shape changing in 80.9% of the joints.The disc and condylar have different in the joints with different symptoms. Conclusion MRI is one of the effective examing ways of the diagnosis of TMD.

  18. 彩超联合钼靶x线在乳腺普查中的应用价值%The value of color Dopplor ultrasound and mammography combined for the diognsis of breast cancer in the breast image screening projects

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    王秀荣; 朱长征

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the value of color Dopplor ultrasound and mammography combined for the diagnosis of breast cancer in the breast image screening project.Methods:7084 persons had undergone mammography and color Dopplor ultrasound and the suiting rate of diagnosis with pathology were statistical y analysed.Results:Suilting rate of diagnosis by mammography was 86.8%;suit ing rate by color Dopplor ultrasound was 88.7%,there isn’t statistical y difference between them (p>0.05),the suiting rate of diagnosis of color Dopplor ultrasound combined mammography was 96.2%,which had marked significant compared with mammography and color Dopplor ultrasound alone (p<0.05).Conclusion:Physical examination with color Dopplor ultrasound and mammography is the best method for breast cancer screening.%目的:探讨彩超与钼靶x线联合应用在乳腺筛查中的应用价值。方法:对7084人进行乳腺钼靶及彩超检查,并与病理诊断结果对照进行统计学分析。结果:彩超与病理诊断总符合率88.7%,钼靶与病理诊断总符合率86.8%,两者差异无显著性(p>0.05),彩超联合钼靶的符合率为96.2%,与单钼靶及单独彩超相比均有显著性差异(p<0.05)。结论:临床触诊+钼靶+彩超的模式是目前进行乳腺普查的最佳模式。

  19. 不同糖化血红蛋白水平的2型糖尿病患者下丘脑-垂体-肾上腺轴功能分析%Analysis of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in type 2 diabetic patients with different levels of HbA1C

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    周珺; 张汝学; 贾正平; 罗晓红; 姜一真; 李静; 邱建国; 保芸

    2011-01-01

    Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA)axis-related factors in patients with type 2 diabetes were studied according to different levels of HbA1C.It showed that HPA axis was normal in HbA1C≤ 7% group[ACTH (18.03±8.39)ng/L,blood cortisol(49.22±8.68)μg/L],hyperactive in 7%11% group with weak feedback regulation[ACTH(26.08±15.41)ng/L,blood cortisol(55.64±24.27)μg/L].These results suggest that HPA axis-related factors in type 2 diabetic patients are different with different grades of glucose metabolic turbulence.%研究不同HbA1C水平2型糖尿病患者的下丘脑-垂体-肾上腺(HPA)轴功能.发现HbA1C≤7%组HPA轴功能无亢进[ACTH(18.03±8.39)ng/L,血皮质醇(49.22±8.68)μg/L],7%11%组HPA轴功能持续性亢进使得其负反馈环路消失[ACTH(26.08±15.41)ng/L,血皮质醇(55.64±24.27)μg/L].提示糖代谢紊乱程度不同的2型糖尿病患者HPA轴功能及其影响因素不同.

  20. 石墨炉原子吸收光谱法测定醋纤丝束中的砷和铅%Determination of As and Pb in Cellulose Acetate Tow by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

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    李文璟; 张修华; 张胜华; 沈军; 曾强; 王惠; 梁琴

    2011-01-01

    采用HNO3-H2O2消化体系,应用石墨炉原子吸收光谱法对10种醋酸纤维丝束(醋纤丝束)中砷和铅的含量进行了测定.结果表明,该方法测定醋纤丝束中的砷、铅具有良好的线性关系,相关系数分别为0.9991、0.9989,砷、铅的定量检出限分别为0.450μg·L-1、0.799 μg·L-1,回收率分别为86.8%~99.6%、92.0%~103.8%.该方法简便、快速、准确度高、重复性好,可用于醋纤丝束中砷、铅的批量测定.%The content of As and Pb in 10 kinds of cellulose acetate tow were determined with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry(GF-AAS) after digested with HNO3 and H2 O2. The results indicated that the method took on good linear relationships. For As and Pb, the correlation coefficients, the detection limit,the recoveries were 0. 9991 and 0. 9989, 0. 450 μg · L-1 and 0. 799 μg · L-1 ,86.8% ~99. 6% and 92.0% ~103.8%, respectively. The proposed method was simple, fast and accurate, which could be applied to determine As and Pb in cellulose acetate tow in bulks.

  1. Evaluation of Ovarian Reserve with Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Familial Mediterranean Fever

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    Ali Şahin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To investigate ovarian reserves in attack-free familial Mediterranean fever (AF-FMF patients at the reproductive age by anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH, antral follicle count (AFC, ovarian volume, and hormonal parameters. Methods. Thirty-three AF-FMF patients aging 18–45 years and 34 healthy women were enrolled and FSH, LH, E2, PRL, and AMH levels were measured in the morning blood samples at 2nd–4th days of menstruation by ELISA. Concomitant pelvic ultrasonography was performed to calculate AFC and ovarian volumes. Results. In FMF patient group, median AMH levels were statistically significantly lower in the M69V mutation positive group than in the negative ones (P=0.018. There was no statistically significant difference in median AMH levels between E148Q mutation positive patients and the negative ones (P=0.920. There was also no statistically significant difference in median AMH levels between M680I mutation positive patients and the negative ones (P=0.868. No statistically significant difference was observed in median AMH levels between patients who had at least one mutation and those with no mutations (P=0.868. We realized that there was no difference in comparisons between ovarian volumes, number of follicles, and AMH levels ovarian reserves when compared with FMF patients and healthy individuals. Conclusions. Ovarian reserves of FMF pateints were similar to those of healthy subjects according to AMH. However, AMH levels were lower in FMF patients with M694V mutation.

  2. Establishment of a pipeline to analyse non-synonymous SNPs in Bos taurus

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    Schreiber Mark

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs are an abundant form of genetic variation in the genome of every species and are useful for gene mapping and association studies. Of particular interest are non-synonymous SNPs, which may alter protein function and phenotype. We therefore examined bovine expressed sequences for non-synonymous SNPs and validated and tested selected SNPs for their association with measured traits. Results Over 500,000 public bovine expressed sequence tagged (EST sequences were used to search for coding SNPs (cSNPs. A total of 15,353 SNPs were detected in the transcribed sequences studied, of which 6,325 were predicted to be coding SNPs with the remaining 9,028 SNPs presumed to be in untranslated regions. Of the cSNPs detected, 2,868 were predicted to result in a change in the amino acid encoded. In order to determine the actual number of non-synonymous polymorphic SNPs we designed assays for 920 of the putative SNPs. These SNPs were then genotyped through a panel of cattle DNA pools using chip-based MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Of the SNPs tested, 29% were found to be polymorphic with a minor allele frequency >10%. A subset of the SNPs was genotyped through animal resources in order to look for association with age of puberty, facial eczema resistance or meat yield. Three SNPs were nominally associated with resistance to the disease facial eczema (P Conclusion We have identified 15,353 putative SNPs in or close to bovine genes and 2,868 of these SNPs were predicted to be non-synonymous. Approximately 29% of the non-synonymous SNPs were polymorphic and common with a minor allele frequency >10%. Of the SNPs detected in this study, 99% have not been previously reported. These novel SNPs will be useful for association studies or gene mapping.

  3. [Simulation study on the effect of salinity on the adsorption behavior of mercury in wastewater-irrigated area].

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    Zheng, Shun-An; Li, Xiao-Hua; Xu, Zhi-Yu

    2014-05-01

    This study was designed to pinpoint the impact of salinity ( NaCl and Na2SO4, added at salinity levels of 0-5%, respectively) on the adsorption behavior of mercury in wastewater-irrigated areas of Tianjin City by batch and kinetic experiments. The results showed that, the Langmuir isotherm and the Elovich equation can well fitted batch and kinetic experimental data, respectively. As NaCI spiked in soil, Hg( II) adsorption capacity and strength had marked decreases, from 868.64 mgkg-1 and 1. 32 at control to 357.48 mgkg-1 and 0.63 at 5% salinity level of NaCI, respectively. As Na2SO4 spiked in soil, Hg(II) adsorption capacity (parameter qm in Langmuir isotherm) and strength (parameter k in Langmuir isotherm) changed slightly, from 868.64 mg kg-1 and 1.32 at control to 739.44 mg.kg-1 and 1. 18 at 5% salinity level of Na2 SO4, respectively. Kinetic data showed that, Hg( II) adsorption rate (parameter b in Elovich equation) in soil was not influenced by Na2SO, addition. However, the addition of NaC1 had a great effect on mercury adsorption rate. Hg(II ) adsorption capacity as a function of CI- or SO(2-)(4) content in soil could be simulated by the natural logarithm model, while Hg( II ) adsorption rate as a function of CI- content in soil could be simulated by the linear model. The study manifested that NaCI can significantly increase migration of Hg( II ) in the soil irrigated with wastewater, which may enhance Hg( II) bioavailability in the soil and cause a hazard to surface water. Especially, it will be harmful to human body through the food chain. PMID:25055690

  4. Within- and between-session reliability of power, force, and rate of force development during the power clean.

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    Comfort, Paul

    2013-05-01

    Although there has been extensive research regarding the power clean, its application to sports performance, and use as a measure of assessing changes in performance, no research has determined the reliability assessing the kinetics of the power clean across testing session. The aim of this study was to determine the within- and between-session reliability of kinetic variables during the power clean. Twelve professional rugby league players (age 24.5 ± 2.1 years; height 182.86 ± 6.97 cm; body mass 92.85 ± 5.67 kg; 1 repetition maximum [1RM] power clean 102.50 ± 10.35 kg) performed 3 sets of 3 repetitions of power cleans at 70% of their 1RM, while standing on a force plate, to determine within-session reliability and repeated on 3 separate occasions to determine reliability between sessions. Intraclass correlation coefficients revealed a high reliability within- (r ≥ 0.969) and between-sessions (r ≥ 0.988). Repeated-measures analysis of variance showed no significant difference (p > 0.05) in peak vertical ground reaction force, rate of force development, and peak power between sessions, with small standard error of the measurements and smallest detectable differences for each kinetic variable (3.13 and 8.68 N; 84.39 and 233.93 N·s; 24.54 and 68.01 W, respectively). Therefore, to identify a meaningful change in performance, the strength and conditioning coach should look for a change in peak force ≥8.68 N, rate of force development ≥24.54 N·s, and a change in peak power ≥68.01 W to signify an adaptive response to training, which is greater than the variance between sessions, in trained athletes proficient at performing the power clean.

  5. Design of a Module of Data Acquisition and Wireless Transmission Based on ARM7%基于ARM7的数据采集与无线传输模块设计

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    郑烨; 张伯虎

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a module of data acquisition and wireless transmission based on the ARM7 embedded system.Firstly,we introduce a data acquisition station system based on LPC2220 chip,and shows the design of a wireless transmission module which is composed of the embedded LPC2220 microprocessor and the chip of nRF905.When it works at 868 MHz,the rate of data transmission is 1 Mbit·s-1.The effective transmission radius can reach 800 meters with good stability by using the high gain antenna.The design has the advantages of high precision,high speed and real-time data acquisition and wireless transmission.%提出了一种基于ARM7嵌入式系统的数据采集与无线传输模块的设计方案,实现高精度、快速、实时的数据采集与传输。介绍了基于LPC2220芯片的数据采集系统,给出了由嵌入式LPC2220微处理器和射频收发芯片nRF905组成的无线传输模块设计。当其工作在868 MHz频段时,数据传输速率可达1 Mbit.s-1,采用高增益天线,使得传输距离可达800 m以上,且表现出良好的稳定性。最终实现高精度、快速、实时的数据采集与传输。

  6. Bird system based on ARM and ZigBee technology airport intelligent%基于ARM、ZigBee技术的机场智能化驱鸟系统设计

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    赵超; 陈寿元; 邵增珍

    2013-01-01

    介绍了一种基于ARM、ZigBee技术的机场智能化防鸟撞驱鸟系统.该系统采用无线监测网络结合上位机监控管理中心框架,采用低功耗控制芯片STM32Fl03RBT、Maxstream公司的XBee模块、短波数传电台TDX-868A,融合无线传感器网络、GPS技术、电子罗盘和ARM等工控领域的技术,采用星型网络的拓扑结构,实现了对机场区域的鸟情监测,利用数据挖掘技术,对鸟情信息进行数据分析,预报鸟情,从根本上防止鸟撞事故的发生.%A ARM ZigBee technology airport intelligent anti-bird strike bird is introduced. The system uses a wireless monitoring network combined with the the PC monitoring center framework, the use of low-power control chip STM32F103RBT, the Maxstream company XBee module, shortwave data transmission radio TDX-868A, the integration of wireless sensor networks, GPS technology, electronic compass and ARM IPC the field of technology, using a star network topology, bird Surveillance in the airport area, using data mining techniques of bird intelligence information, data analysis, forecasting birds love, fundamentally prevent bird strike accidents.

  7. Prevalência de fatores de risco para Síndrome Coronariana aguda em pacientes atendidos em uma emergência Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo para el Síndrome Coronario agudo en los pacientes tratados en una emergencia Prevalence of risk factors for acute Coronary Syndrome in patients treated in an emergency

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se caracterizar o perfil do paciente portador de Síndrome Coronária Aguda (SCA atendido em um serviço de emergência de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, no que se refere aos fatores de risco. Estudo de prevalência entre agosto de 2007 e fevereiro de 2008. Para coleta de dados, foi utilizado um questionário, consulta ao prontuário e aferição de medidas antropométricas. Foram avaliados 152 pacientes com SCA, 63,8% do sexo masculino, idade média de 61±10,26 anos. Com diagnóstico de infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnivelamento de ST em 50,7%, infarto agudo do miocárdio com supradesnivelamento de ST em 14,5% e angina instável em 34,9%. Os fatores de risco foram: sedentarismo (86,8%; sobrepeso e obesidade (77%; hipertensão arterial sistêmica (75,7%; história familiar (56,6%; estresse (52,6%; dislipidemia (44,7%; diabete mellitus (40,1%; tabagismo (39,5%; e ingesta de álcool (14,4%. Constatou-se uma alta prevalência de fatores de risco para SCA, necessitando de programas de educação em saúde, visando reduzir a morbi-mortalidade.Propusimos caracterizar el perfil de pacientes portador del Síndrome Coronariana Agudo (SCA en un servicio de emergencia de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, en lo que se refiere a los factores de riesgo. Estudio de prevalencia entre agosto/2007 y febrero/2008. Para la colecta de datos, fue utilizado un cuestionario, consulta al prontuario y contraste de medidas antropométricas. Fueron avaliados 152 pacientes con SCA, 63,8% de sexo masculino, edad media de 61 ± 10,26 años. Con diagnóstico de infarto agudo del miocardio sin elevación ST en 50,7%, infarto agudo del miocardio con elevación ST en 14,5% y angina inestable 34,9%. Los factores de riesgo fueron, sedentarismo (86,8%; sobrepeso y obesidad (77%; hipertensión arterial sistémica (75,7%; histórico familiar (56,6%; estrés (52,6%; dislipidemía (44,7%; diabetes mellitus (40,1%; tabaquismo (39,5%; ingetión de alcohol(14

  8. Diferencias en los conocimientos de los recursos tecnológicos en profesores a partir del género, edad y tipo de centro [Differences in the knowledge of the technological resources in professors starting for gender, age and center type.

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    Gonzalo Almerich

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT in education supposes that faculty must possess competencies for it. In this paper, it is analyzed how gender, age and type of educational institution influence teacher’s knowledge about different technological resources. The study is based in a survey design, whose population is made up of teachers from Primary and Secondary educational institutions in the Comunidad Valenciana, both public as private ones. The sample is composed of 868 teachers and the questionnaire is the instrument of collection of the information. The results, obtained by means of ANOVA model, indicate that the variable gender is the one that most influences in the knowledge of faculty’s technological resources, while age and type of educational institution present smaller influence. Therefore, the personal and contextual factors influence in the knowledge of technological resources on the part of faculty and they must consider carrying out the appropriate formative actions La integración de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TIC en la educación supone que el profesorado ha de poseer competencias para ello. En este artículo, se analiza como el género, edad y tipo de centro influyen en el conocimiento del profesor de los diferentes recursos tecnológicos. El estudio se basa en un diseño de encuesta, cuya población la constituye el profesorado de centros de primaria y secundaria de la Comunidad Valenciana, tanto públicos como privados. La muestra está compuesta de 868 profesores y el cuestionario es el instrumento de recogida de la información. Los resultados, obtenidos mediante un modelo ANOVA, indican que la variable género es la que más influye en el conocimiento de los recursos tecnológicos del profesorado, mientras que la edad y el tipo de centro presentan menor influencia. Por lo tanto, los factores personales y contextuales influyen en el conocimiento de los recursos

  9. Gamma-spectrometric measurement of radioactivity in agricultural soils of the Lombardia region, northern Italy

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    This work is part of a wider monitoring project of the agricultural soils in Lombardia, which aims to build a database of topsoil properties and the potentially toxic elements, organic pollutants and gamma emitting radionuclides that the topsoils contain. A total of 156 agricultural soils were sampled according to the LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area frame statistical Survey) standard procedure. The aim was to provide a baseline to document the conditions present at the time of sampling. The results of the project concerning soil radioactivity are presented here. The aim was to assess the content of 238U, 232Th, 137Cs and 40K by measuring soil samples by gamma spectrometry. 238U, 232Th and 40K activities range 24–231, 20–70, and 242–1434 Bq kg−1 respectively. The geographic distribution of 238U reflects the geophysical framework of the Lombardia region: the soils with high content of uranium are distributed for the most part in the South Alpine belt, where the presence of magmatic rocks is widespread. These soils show an higher activity of 238U than of 232Th. The 238U activities become lower than 232Th when soils are located in the plain, originating from basic sedimentary rocks. 137Cs activity ranges 0.4–86.8 kBq m−2. The lowest activity of 137Cs is in the plain, whereas the highest is in the North on soils kept as lawn or pasture. The 137Cs activity of some samples suggests the presence of accumulation processes that lead to 137Cs enriched soils. This is the first survey of gamma emitting radionuclides in Lombardia that is based on the LUCAS standard sampling. The results from this monitoring campaign are important for the human radiation exposure and provide the zero point, which will be useful for assessing future effects due to external factors such as human activities. - Highlights: • A monitoring campaign of agricultural soils was carried out in Lombardia, Italy. • 156 topsoils were sampled according to the European standard procedure LUCAS.

  10. PENGARUH KETERAMPILAN MENGAJAR GURU, DISIPLIN BELAJAR DAN SIKAP SISWA TERHADAP MOTIVASI BELAJAR MATA DIKLAT BEKERJASAMA DENGAN KOLEGA DAN PELANGGAN PADA SISWA KELAS X PROGRAM KEAHLIAN ADMINISTRASI PERKANTORAN DI SMK PL TARCISIUS 1 SEMARANG

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    Parastining Mulyany

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    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah: (1 Untuk mengetahui keterampilan mengajar guru, disiplin belajar dan sikap siswa terhadap motivasi belajar (2 Untuk mengetahui ada tidaknya pengaruh keterampilan mengajar guru, disiplin belajar dan sikap siswa terhadap motivasi belajar. Populasi penelitian ini adalah siswa kelas X Program Keahlian Administrasi Perkantoran SMK PL Tarcisius 1 Semarang yang berjumlah 110 siswa. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan kuesioner dan dokumentasi. Analisis data menggunakan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa analisis regresi linear berganda diperoleh persamaan: Y = 2,241 + 0,034 X1 + 0,419 X2 + 0,594 X3 Uji F diperoleh Fhitung33,753, sehingga H4 diterima. Secara parsial (uji t variabel keterampilan mengajar guru (X1 diperoleh thitung = 0,407, sehingga H1 ditolak. Variabel disiplin belajar (X2 diperoleh thitung = 3.272, sehingga H2 diterima. Variabel sikap siswa (X3 diperoleh thitung = 5.868, sehingga H3 diterima. Secara simultan (R2 keterampilan mengajar guru, disiplin belajar dan sikap siswa berpengaruh terhadap motivasi belajar sebesar 47,4%. The aim problems of this study were : (1 the teaching skills, the students’ learning discipline, the students’ attitudes, and the students’ motivation. (2 the effects of the teaching skills, the students’ learning discipline, and the students’ attitudes on the students’ motivation. The population of this study were the tenth grade students of Office Administration Program of SMK PL Tarcisius 1 Semarang which consisted of 110 students. The data were collected by questionnaires and documentations. The data then, were analyzed by multiple regression analysis. The results of the study showed that the multiple linear regression analysis, it was gained an equation Ŷ = 2.241 + 0.034 X1 + 0.419 X2 + 0.594 X3. The Fvalue obtained from F-test was 33.753 so that H4 was accepted. Partially (t-test, the tvalue for the teachers’ teaching skills variable (X1

  11. Níveis de metionina + cistina para frangos de corte de 1 a 21 e 22 a 42 dias de idade Methionine + cystine levels for broilers from 1 to 21 and from 22 to 42 days of age

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    Full Text Available Este experimento foi realizado para determinar a exigência nutricional em metionina + cistina (aminoácidos sulfurosos para frangos de corte Hubbard e Ross de ambos os sexos, no período de 1 a 21 e 22 a 42 dias de idade. Ganho de peso, consumo, conversão alimentar e composição de carcaça das aves foram avaliados. Foram usadas 2400 aves na fase de 1 a 21 dias de idade e 1800 na fase de 22 a 42 dias de idade. Rações basais com 21e 19% PB e 3000 e 3100 kcal EM/kg foram suplementadas com seis níveis de metionina + cistina ( 0; 0,06; 0,12; 0,18; 0,24; e 0,30 nas fases de 1 a 21 e 22 a 42 dias de idade, respectivamente. As estimativas das exigências de metionina + cistina para a fase de 1 a 21 dias foram 0,886 e 0,896% e 0,890 e 0,868% e para a fase de 22 a 42 dias, 0,795 e 0,802% e 0,810 e 0,792%, para machos e fêmeas Hubbard e Ross, respectivamente.This experiment was carried out to determine the nutritional requirement of methionine + cystine (sulfur amino acids for Hubbard and Ross broilers from 1 to 21 and from 22 to 42 days of age, of both sexes. Weight gain, intake, feed:gain and carcass composition were evaluated. Two thousand and four hundred broilers were used in the phase from 1 to 21 of age and 1800 broilers in the phase from 22 a 42 days of age. Basal diets with 21 and 19% of the CP and 3000 and 3100 kcal ME/kg were supplemented with six levels of methionine + cystine in the phases from 1 to 21 and from 22 to 42 of age, respectively. The estimated requirements of methionine + cystine ( 0; .06; .12; .18; .24; and .30 for the phase from 1 to 21 days were. 886% and .896%, .890% and .868% and for the phase from 22 to 42 days, .795%, and .802%, .810% and .792% for Hubbard and Ross male and female, respectively.

  12. 顶空固相微萃取—气质分析罗勒叶香气成分%Study on aroma components of basil leaves by HS-SPME-GC-MS

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    陆占国; 王琳; 李伟; 林宝祥

    2011-01-01

    采用顶空固相微萃取和气相色谱—质谱分析白花罗勒叶的香气成分.萃取柱为DVB/CAR/PDMS时共检测出20种挥发性成分,解析出占总挥发性成分的98.273%的18种物质,主要成分是草蒿脑(42.879%),芳樟醇(36.214%),桉树脑(3.994%).萃取柱为CAR/PDMS时共检测出25个成分,解析出占总挥发性成分的98.827%的23种物质,主要成分是草蒿脑(48.100%),芳樟醇(24.868%),桉树脑(3.321%).萃取柱为CW/DVB时共检测出24个成分,解析出占总挥发性成分的100%的24种物质,主要成分是芳樟醇(36.056%)、草蒿脑(35.774%)、桉树脑(8.189%).%Aroma components of basil were extracted and analyzed by head space - solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography - mass spectrometry ( HS - SPME - GC - MS). Twenty components were detected by DVB/CAR/ PDMS column and 18 compounds ( 98.273% of total) were identified with main constituents of estragole (42.879%), linalool (36.214%) and cineole (3.994%) .Twenty five components were detected and 23 compounds ( 98.827% of total) were identified by CAR/PDMS column with estragole ( 48. 100%), linalool (24.868%) and cineole (3.321%). Twenty four components were detected and 24 compounds (100% of total) were identified by CW - DVB column with linalool (36.056%), estragole (35.774%) and cineole (8.189%).

  13. Comparison between PEMS and VMAS Based on Taxi Emission Measurement%出租车PEMS与VMAS排放测试比较

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    方荣华; 彭美春; 吴晓伟; 李剑锋; 林怡青

    2011-01-01

    For a LPG taxi, the difference and correlation between PEMS and VMAS were studied. Using the VMAS and PEMS respectively, the CO, HC and NOx emission were measured by IG195 short transient driving cycles on the roller test bench. Through comparing and analyzing the emission rate and exhaust factor of the two systems, the emission trends of corresponding working conditions were found to be the same. The measurement principles between them were different. The emission rate and exhaust factor of PEMS were larger than those of VMAS, but the measurement results of PEMS were more accurate. The liner correlation coefficient of CO, HC and NOx exhaust rate between PEMS and VMAS was 0. 881 9, 0. 868 1, and 0. 772 3 respectively, which indicated that the two emission measurement systems had good liner correlation.%以1辆LPG出租车为研究对象,研究PEMS排放测试与VMAS排放测试的差异性与相关性,在转鼓试验台上按IG195简易瞬态工况运行,分别采用VMAS与PEMS排放测试系统进行CO,HC与NOx排放测试.对排放速率、排放因子测试结果进行对比分析,发现两种测试方法下对应工况排放值的变化趋势相同;两者测试原理不同,PEMS测得的CO,HC与NOx的排放速率、排放因子均较VMAS大,PEMS测试结果更准确;VMAS测试方法与PEMS测试方法测得的CO,HC,NOx的排放速率线性相关系数分别为0.881 9,0.868 1,0.772 3,两者存在较好的线性相关性.

  14. 临床路径模式在ICU护理中的实施效果评价%Evaluation of implementation effect of clinical pathway model in nursing care of patients with ICU

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    唐小笋

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveThe clinical path model implementation effect in ICU nursing expand analyzed.Methods 84 patients with ICU clinical data research and analysis,and divided into a treatment group and the control group were 42 cases,compared to treatment effects.ResultsThe time of ICU admission in patients(8.68±1.24)d,nursing adverse event rate of 2.38%,95.23% rate in place of care,quality of care overall satisfaction with 97.62% of patients in the control group(10.89±2.03)d,19.05%,78.57% and 80.95%,compared,P<0.05.ConclusionThe clinical pathway models can significantly improve the quality of care in ICU patients,to promote early recovery of patients.%目的:分析临床路径模式在ICU护理中的实施效果。方法对84例ICU患者的临床资料进行研究分析,将其分为治疗组和对照组各42例,对比护理效果。结果治疗组患者入住ICU时间为(8.68±1.24)d、护理不良事件发生率为2.38%、护理到位率为95.23%、对护理质量总满意度为97.62%,与对照组患者的(10.89±2.03)d、19.05%、78.57%和80.95%比较差异显著(P<0.05)。结论临床路径模式可显著提高ICU患者护理质量,促进患者早日康复。

  15. 术中125I粒子植入治疗肿瘤的临床应用%The clinical application of 125I radionuclide implantation in tumor therapy

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    孙启和; 孙彬; 杨永青

    2010-01-01

    Objective To investigate the safety and clinical efficacy of permanent implantation of125I radioactive particle in the urgery of malignancies such as brain tumors,liver cancer,cholangiocarcinoma,lung cancer,prostate cancer and malignant teratoma.Methods Thirty eight patients proved by puncture biopsy,his-tology or cytology were retrospectively analyzed.Three-D images of the tumor were reconstructed using treat-ment planning system (TPS),the number and the dose rate distribution of 125I seeds were calculated.The matched eripheral dose of 125I seeds implantation was 60~120Gy,the number of 125I seeds implanted ranged from 6~40 per lesion,and the median amount of implanted 125I seeds were 23.Results Twelve months followup after the therapy showed 9 cases of complete relief,24 cases of partial relief and 5 cases of no change.The overall effective rate(complete relief+partial relief) of 12 months was 86.8%.Conclusion Permanent implantation of 125I radioactive particle in the surgery of malignancies treatment is a safe,effective treatment for tumors.%目的 探讨在手术中永久性植入125I粒子治疗脑瘤、肝癌、胆管癌、肺癌、直肠癌、前列腺癌及恶性畸胎瘤临床应用的安全性及疗效.方法 回顾性分析38例经穿刺活检、组织学或细胞学检查确诊的肿瘤患者,采用治疗计划系统(TPS)重建肿瘤的三维图像,计算出粒子植入的数量和剂量分布曲线,125I粒子治疗肿瘤处方剂量为60~120 Gy,每例植入粒子6~40颗,中位粒子数为23颗.结果 随访12个月,肿瘤完全缓解9例,部分缓解24例,无变化5例.12个月总有效率为86.8%.结论 术中植入125I粒子治疗肿瘤是一种安全、有效的方法.

  16. Construction Technology of Two-Dragon Crape Myrtle Theme Park in Shaoyang City%邵阳市双龙紫薇主题公园营建技术

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    黄建民; 侯伯鑫

    2012-01-01

    湖南省内首个由民营企业投资建设的公益性城市主题公园面积68hm2,利用邵阳市区一处紫色页岩荒山建成,历时10年,投资2亿元,采用破岩换土等高标准工程造林技术,以紫薇双龙大型植物园艺造景为主体,采取乔、灌、草、水景等立体建园模式。园内紫薇造景龙单条全长868m、宽3.75m、高2.80m,龙头长20.65m、高7.70m,造型所用紫薇总株数1909株。目前正申请世界上最长、最大的植物园艺造型作品吉尼斯世界纪录。%The first public urban theme park covers an area of 68 hm2 that was constructed by private enterprise in Hunan Province after 10 years with the investment of 200 million yuan. The park was constructed under the vertical pattern combining arbor, shrub, grass and water bodies by utilizing a purple shale wasteland in Shaoyang City, by a- dopting high-standard engineering forestation technology such as breaking rock for soil and by making large-scaled two- dragon crape myrtle plant modeling as file main body. One of the crape myrtle dragons in the park was 868 m long, 3.75 m wide and 2. 80 m high, and its head was 20. 65 m long and 7. 70 m high. This dragon was molded with 1909 crape myrtle trees. The park is now applying for the Guinness World Records for the world longest and largest horti- cultural plant modeling.

  17. 抗核抗体谱检测在诊断系统性红斑狼疮中的意义%Clinical Significance of Anti-nuclear Antibodies Detection in the Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    蒋素莹; 卢永芳; 谢丹萍; 张金珍

    2013-01-01

    探讨抗核抗体(ANA)和抗核抗体谱(ANAs)检测对诊断系统性红斑狼疮(SLE)患者的临床意义.用间接免疫荧光法(IIF)和免疫印迹法检测106例SLE组和30名对照组血清ANA及ANAs中的12种抗体.结果表明:SLE组ANA阳性率为86.8%,ANAs中抗ds-DNA、抗Scl-70、抗Jo-1、抗nRNP、抗Sm、抗SS-A、抗SS-B、抗Ro-52、抗CENP-B、抗AnuA、抗AHA和抗核糖体P蛋白的阳性率分别为28.3%、0.9%、0.9%、35.9%、17.0%、39.6%、18.9%、41.5%、9.4%、29.3%、31.1%和9.4%.ANA和ANAs联合检测提高了诊断的敏感性,对SLE的诊断和治疗有重要意义.%Objective To explore the clinical significance of anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) detection in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients.Methods The serum ANA and anti-nuclear antibody spectrum (ANAs) of 12 kinds of antibodies in 106 SLE patients and 30 healthy control group were detected by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IIF) and western blot detection.Results The results showed that the positive rate of ANA was 86.8% in SLE patients,and positive rates of ANAs in anti-ds-DNA,anti-Scl-70、antiJo-1 、anti-nRNP,anti-Sm,anti-SS-A,anti-SS-B,anti-Ro-52,anti-CENP-B,anti-AnuA,anti-AHA and the ribosomal P-protien were 28.3%,0.9%,0.9%,35.9%,17.0%,39.6%,18.9%,41.5%,9.4%,29.3%,31.1% and 9.4%,respectively.Conclusion The combined detection of ANA and ANAs could improve the sensitivity and have important significance in the diagnosis and treatment of SLE.

  18. 芎归散超临界CO_2萃取物纳米结构脂质载体的制备%Preparation of nanostructured lipid carriers loaded with supercritical carbon dioxide fluid extraction of Xiongguipowder

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    陈燕军; 陈锋; 韦玮; 张小军; 冯青然; 金日显

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To study the preparation of nanostructured lipid carriers loaded with supercritical carbon dioxide fluid extraction of Xionggui powder.Method:Prepared nanostructured lipid carriers(NLC)loaded with supercritical carbon dioxide fluid extraction of Xionggui powder(XG-CO_2-SFE)with a microemulsion ultrasonication method,established the best prescription of XG-CO_2-SFE-NLC by orthogonal design methods with entrapment efficiency of nanoparticles as index,and investigated their physicochemical characterizations.Result:The best prescription was m phospholipid:m_(S-40):m_(lipid carriers)=5:2:1,the entrapment efficiency of nanopartices was 86.8%,results revealed that nanoparticles were sphere like with the mean size of 92.6 nm and the mean zeta potential was-20.68 mV.Conclusion:The prep aration method ofthe XG-CO_2-SFE-NLC is appropriate.%目的:研究芎归散超临界CO_2萃取物纳米结构脂质载体的制备.方法:采用微乳超声分散法制备芎归散超临界CO_2萃取物纳米结构脂质载体混悬液,以总苯酞的含量作为工艺研究中包封率的评价指标,以包封率为考察指标,采用正交试验筛选最佳处方,并考察其物理化学性质.结果:最佳处方为大豆卵磷脂-硬脂酸聚氢氧酯S-40-脂质载体(5:2:1),包封率为86.8%,所得纳米粒为类球形实体粒子,平均粒径92.6 nm,平均zeta电位-20.68 mV.结论:芎归散超临界CO_2萃取物纳米结构脂质载体的制备工艺基本可行.

  19. 蜘蛛丝基因MaSp1在转基因家蚕中的表达分析%Expression analysis of spiderdragline silk gene MaSp1 in the transgenic silkworm

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    韩冷; 张磊; 中垣雅雄

    2013-01-01

    To study the biological properties and structure of fibroin genes and proteins from transgenic silkworms,the transgenic silkworms were analyzed with inverse PCR,real-time PCR and co-IP methods.The results showed the following:(1) At the DNA level,MaSp1(major ampullate spidroin 1) was integrated into the B.mori chromosome at scaffold 868; (2)At the RNA level,the transcription of MaSp1 did not affect the transcription of Fib-H,Fib-L or P25,and the transcription level of MaSp1 was higher than that of Fib-H; (3) At the protein level,MaSpl,the foreign silk protein,had low abundance among the total silk fibroin proteins (approximate 2%).Additionally,it had a protein-protein interaction with Fib-L through its LBS (L-chain-binding site) region through intermolecular disulfide bonds.%利用反向PCR、定量PCR以及免疫共沉淀等方法分析研究转基因家蚕的丝素蛋白及基因的结构和性质.结果表明:(1)在DNA水平上,MaSp1基因整合进了家蚕的基因组,插入位点位于scaffold 868; (2)在RNA水平上,MaSp1的表达并不干扰其他3个基因(Fib-H,Fib-L and P25)的表达水平,并且外源基因MaSp1的表达水平略高于Fib-H; (3)在蛋白质水平上,MaSp1蛋白的丰度大约占丝素总蛋白的2%,而且通过自身的LBS区段和轻链蛋白(Fib-L)形成分子间二硫键,从而融入蚕丝蛋白复合体.

  20. Habilidades, características pessoais, interesses e estilos de aprendizagem de adolescentes talentosos Abilities, personal characteristics, interests and learning styles of talented adolescents

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    Jane Farias Chagas

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever habilidades, características pessoais, interesses e estilos de aprendizagem de adolescentes talentosos. Participaram da pesquisa 42 alunos que frequentavam um programa de atendimento ao superdotado na região centro-oeste. O instrumento utilizado foi uma lista de habilidades, interesses, preferências, características e estilos de aprendizagem, elaborada para o estudo.Os adolescentes informaram apresentar um melhor desempenho associado às habilidades intrapessoal (77%, interpessoal (68% e linguístico-verbal (60%. Os resultados revelaram que os participantes percebiam-se como persistentes (84,2%, exigentes consigo mesmos (76,3%, possuidores de valores morais sólidos (76,3% e criativos (71,1%. Entre interesses e aspectos motivacionais elencados pelos adolescentes, destacaram-se: ter muitas idéias sobre muitas coisas (89,5%, ir até o fim quando buscavam atingir um objetivo (86,8%, gostar de tirar boas notas na escola (81,6%, gostar de experimentar coisas novas (78,9%. Os participantes informaram que aprendiam com mais facilidade por meio da leitura e discussão de idéias (71,1%.The purpose of this study was to describe abilities, personal characteristics, interests and learning styles of talented adolescents. Forty-two students who attended a program for the gifted in central-west region participated in the research. The instrument used was a list of abilities, interests, preferences, characteristics and learning styles, designed for the study. Adolescents have reported better performance associated with intrapersonal (77%, interpersonal (68% and linguistic-verbal (60% abilities. The results revealed that participants perceived themselves as persistent (84.2%, demanding with themselves (76.3%, owners of solid moral values (76.3% and creative (71.1%. Among interests and motivational aspects listed by the adolescents, it could be highlighted: having many ideas about many things (89.5%, going all the way

  1. Efficiency of Several Fungicides to Control Wheat Powdery Mildew%几种杀菌剂对小麦白粉病的防治效果

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    杨共强; 宋玉立; 何文兰; 孙静

    2011-01-01

    为了筛选对小麦白粉病有效的防治药剂,在小麦白粉病发病初期,选用7.5%氟环唑乳油、50%醚菌酯干悬浮剂等13种杀菌剂进行喷雾,25d后调查发病情况.结果表明,13种杀菌剂对小麦白粉病均有一定的防效,为40.5%~86.8%.其中50%醚菌酯干悬浮剂、7.5%氟环唑乳油、25%丙环唑乳油3种药剂对小麦白粉病的防效最好,分别为86.8%、85.1%、79.3%其次为50%禾瑞水分散粒剂、5%烯肟菌胺乳油、12.5%烯唑醇可湿性粉剂、15%氯啶菌酯乳油、20%戊唑醇·烯肟菌胺悬浮剂和15%三唑酮可湿性粉剂6种药剂,防效在60.8%~69.3%.以上9种药剂对小麦白粉病有较好的防治效果,可在生产上推广应用.%In order to screen effective fungicides to control wheat powdery mildew, the efficacy of 13 fungicides was measured against wheat powdery mildew in the fields. The fungicides were spayed at the early stage of the disease and the disease condition was investigated after 25 days. The results showed that 13 fungicides had some control effects of 40. 5%-86. 8%. Three fungicides, 50% Kresoxim-methyl DF,7. 5% Epoxiconazole EC and 25% Propiconazole EC had best control effect (86. 8%, 85. 1% and 79. 3%, respectively), and the other six fungicides, 50% Cyprodinil WG, 5% SYP-1620 EC,12. 5% Diniconazole WP,15% SYP-7017 EC, 20% Tebuconazole ~ SYP-1620 SC and 15% Triadimefon WP also had good control effect (69. 3%, 66. 7%, 65.0%, 63. 6%, 62. 4% and 60. 8% .respectively). The nine fungicides were recommended for use in wheat production.

  2. HPLC 法测定小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒中阿斯帕坦的含量%Determination of Aspartame in Xiaoer Anfen Huang Namin Granule by HPLC

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    孙菲

    2016-01-01

    目的:建立小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒中阿斯帕坦的高效液相色谱测定方法。方法:采用 AgiLent Zorbax SB-C18(250 mm ×4.6 mm,5μm)色谱柱,以乙腈-0.05 mol·L -1磷酸(20∶80)为流动相,流速为1.0 ml·min-1,检测波长为204 nm,柱温为25℃,进样量为10μl。结果:阿斯帕坦在21.72~868.67μg·ml -1浓度范围内呈良好的线性关系(r =1.0000),平均回收率为99.36%(RSD =0.3%,n =6)。结论:该方法稳定性和重复性均较好,可用于测定小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒的质量控制。%Objective:To establish an HPLC method for the determination of aspartame in Xiaoer Anfen Huang Namin granule. Methods:An Agilent Zorbax SB-C18 column(250 mm × 4. 6 mm,5 μm)was used with the mobile phase of acetonitrile-0. 05 mol·L -1 H3 PO4(20 ∶80). The flow rate was 1. 0 ml ·min -1 and the detection wavelength was 204 nm. The column temperature was 25℃ and the injection volume was 10 μl. Results:Aspartame had a good linear relationship within the range of 21. 72- 868. 67 μg · ml -1(r = 1. 000 0). The average recovery of aspartame was 99. 36% and RSD was 0. 3% (n = 6). Conclusion:The method has good stability and repeatability,and is suitable for the quality control of Xiaoer Anfen Huang Namin granule.

  3. O sono como ativador do eletrencefalograma nos pacientes epilépticos The sleep as an activator on epileptic patient's electroencephalogram

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    Rosa Helena Longo

    1973-09-01

    Full Text Available Visando ao estudo da ação do sono como ativador do eletrencefalograma em pacientes epilépticos, foram estudados 1.868 pacientes com síndromes convulsivas (572 com crises generalizadas, 121 com crises temporais não psicomostras, 118 com crises psicomotoras, 410 com crises focais não temporais, 314 com crises noturnas, 165 com crises febris, 168 com crises convulsivas associadas a retardo psicomotor. Em todos os pacientes foram feitos eletrencefalogramas em vigília (repouso e hiperpnéia e durante o sono (fase lenta sendo os achados comparados. Em nosso material não encontramos diferença significativa de resposta entre o sono espontâneo e o medicamentoso. Na maioria de nossos pacientes o traçado realizado durante o sono confirmou os achados registrados em vigília. A ação ativadora do sono foi evidenciada em um número relativamente pequeno de casos, tendo atingido o seu máximo no grupo de pacientes com crises psicomotoras (26%. Nas crises generalizadas, temporais não psicomotoras, focais não temporais e noturnas o sono funcionou mais como desativador do que como ativador das anormalidades registradas em vigília.In order to study the influence of sleep on the electroencephalograms of epileptic patients the tracings obtained of 1.868 such patients were analised (572 generalized seizures; 121 non-psychomotor temporal; 118 psychomotor; 410 non-temporal focal; 314 noctural seizures; 165 febrile seizures; 168 convulsive seizures associated with psychomotor retard. The electroencephalograms were made with the patients awake (rest and hyperpnea and sleeping (slow phase, the findings being compared. There was not found any significant difference between the EEG tracings obtained during spontaneous sleep and medically induced sleep. In the majority of the cases the records obtained while the patients were asleep merely confirmed the ones made while the patients were awake. The activator action of sleep appeared only in small number of the

  4. Evaluación del rendimiento de tesauros españoles en sistemas de recuperación de información

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    Gil Urdiciain, B.

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available The article describes an experimental test developed in Spanish databases. The test compares the performance between different thesauri and the natural language, in the process of information retrieval. The test was carried out with the combination of the analytic and sampling methods. The searches were made interactively, the records were evaluated, and the search strategies modified based on the parcial results. The references obtained with each kind of language were evaluated on the basis of the precision and recall ratios. The results point out that free text obtained a precision ratio of 63.4 % and a recall of 59.5 %; with the help of the thesauri both ratios improved: the precision reached a 86.8 % and the recall a 61.6 %. The conclusion is that the controlled vocabulary experiences lower levels of noise than the free text, at the same time it can develop high ratios of recall as the controlled one. Also, it is possible to conclude that the controlled vocabulary neutralizes the deficiences of the free text and vice versa, so both are complementary.

    El artículo describe un estudio experimental desarrollado en bases de datos españolas en el que se establece la comparación del rendimiento entre diferentes tesauros y el lenguaje natural, en el proceso de recuperación de la información. El test se llevó a cabo mediante la combinación de los métodos analítico y de muestreo y validación de datos. Las consultas se realizaron de modo interactivo, evaluándose los registros y modificándose las estrategias a la vista de los resultados. Las referencias recuperadas en cada modalidad se valoraron en base a las tasas de precisión y exhaustividad. Los resultados muestran que en lenguaje libre se consiguió una precisión del 63,4 % y una exhaustividad del 59,5 %; con la ayuda del tesauro ambos índices mejoraron: en precisión se alcanzó un 86,8 % y en exhaustividad un 61,6 %. Se concluye que el lenguaje controlado consigue más bajos

  5. INVESTIGATION OF ORAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE, BEHAVIOR OF STUDENTS IN TANG-SHAN CITY%唐山市大学生口腔健康知识、行为抽样调查

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    赵艳萍; 董伟; 陈乃玲

    2012-01-01

    [目的]了解唐山市大学生的口腔健康知识和健康行为,为高校开展口腔健康课程提供参考资料.[方法]对唐山市4所高校1 011名大学生进行口腔健康知识和行为的问卷调查.[结果]唐山市大学生口腔健康的一般性知识知晓率和口腔卫生措施实施率较高,但对龋病和牙周病的防治知识欠缺,定期口腔检查,洁牙的意识薄弱,口腔疾病发生时就医率普遍较低,多教学生在遇到口腔疾病后就医意识淡漠.86.8%从未洁过牙,牙线和含氟牙膏的使用者也相当少.[结论]唐山市大学生对口腔健康知识认知不足,口腔健康行为有待改进,在高校开展口腔健康教育十分必要.%[Objective] To provide reference for colleges to develop oral health curriculum, to investigate the oral health knowledge, behavior among college students in Tangshan [Methods] One thousand and eleven students from colleges in Tang-sban were investigated by questionnaires. [Results] College students' general knowledge on oral health was rich, but their o-ral professional knowledge was limited which included dental caries, periodontal disease prevention. The consciousness about the oral examination and teeth cleaning on a regular basis was weak. Even if they had some disease of oral cavity, they vrouldn' t go to see doctors in time; 86.8% of the college students had never accepted the professional cleaning and the usage rate of the dental floss and toothpaste with fluorine were low. [Conclusion] The oral knowledge of students in Tangshan is poor and the situation is also bad. It is rather necessary to develop oral health curriculum in colleges.

  6. The diet of the fox (Vulpes vulpes in woodlands of Orobie Alps (Lombardy region, Northern Italy / Alimentazione della Volpe (Vulpes vulpes in aree boscate delle Alpi Orobie

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    Marco Cantini

    1991-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The diet of the fox was investigated by analysis of 273 scats, collected along standard trails from April to November 1987 and 1988. Food habits of foxes were described for three altitudinal ranges. Mammals, mainly Clethrionomys glareolus and Microtus multiplex, were the staple food (percentage of frequency 42.8%, followed by fruits and other vegetables (26.7% and 37.3% respectively. Birds, Invertebrates (mainly Insects and garbage were little eaten. The game species (ungulates, hares, pheasants occurred with a low frequency (8.4% in the diet. The trophic niche breadth varied little through the altitudinal ranges and the seasons. The trophic niche overlap between the fox and the genus Martes (190 scats of M. martes and M. foina were examined is relatively wide (O=0.868. Riassunto La dieta della Volpe (Vulpes vulpes in aree boscate delle Alpi Orobie (Val Lesina è stata indagata nel periodo aprile-novembre 1987 e 1988 mediante l'analisi di 273 feci, raccolte lungo percorsi-campione ricadenti in tre piani vegetazionali. I Mammiferi, in particolare Clethrionomys glareolus e Microtus multiplex, sono la componente principale della dieta (frequenza percentuale 42,8%. Rilevante è anche il consumo di frutti (soprattutto in estate e autunno e di altri vegetali (26,7% e 37,3% rispettivamente, mentre poco frequente è quello di Uccelli, Invertebrati e rifiuti. Complessivamente ridotta è l'azione predatoria della Volpe nei confronti delle specie di interesse venatorio (Ungulati, lepri, Galliformi. L'ampiezza della nicchia trofica mostra modeste variazioni stagionali e altitudinali. I1 grado di sovrapposizione tra la nicchia trofica della Volpe e quella del genere Martes, quest'ultima ricavata dall'analisi di 190 feci di Martora (M. martes e Faina (M. foina, è elevato (O=0,868. Tuttavia, poiché in condizioni di

  7. Study of patients with OSAS in prethrombotic state

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    PAN Lei; XU Wenbing

    2007-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the molecular markers change of prethrombotic state in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and estimate the effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) therapy.Methods:To perform case-controlled study in 30 patients with OSAS and 30 healthy control group. The patients with OSAS were diagnosed by the polysomnography monitor system and treated by Auto-CPAP. Blood samples were taken and measured GMP-140, APTT, AT-Ⅲ ,PAI and t-PA. Results: As compared with the normal controls, the level of GMP-140 which reflects platelet activation was increased in patients with OSAS[(29.67±8.68)% vs (3.07±1.74)%, P<0.05)],the levels of AT-Ⅲ which reflect anticoagulation function decreased [(74.47±5.91)% vs (98.60±3.57)%,P<0.05],and the level of t-PA which reflects the activity of the fibrinolysis system decreased [(4.11±1.36)μg vs (8.65±1.22)μg,P<0.05]. The level of PAI which reflects the inhibition of the fibrinolysis increased [(107.43±8.75)% vs (89.17±4.44)%,P<0.05]. Compared to nCPAP pretherapy, GMP-140 and PAI were decreased [(17.07±7.97)% vs (29.67±8.68)%, and (95.83±5.91)% vs (107.43±8.75)%,respectively, both P<0.05], AT-Ⅲ and t-PA increased [ (95.20±6.67)% vs (74.47±5.91)%, and(5.45±1.61)μg vs (4.11±1.36)μg, respectively, both P<0.05]. The nCPAP theraphy could significantly increase the minimum arterial oxygen saturation(SaO2%) during sleep[(90.37±2.31)% vs (68.3±7.48)%,P<0.05] and significantly deseased AI,AHI and systolic blood pressure (SBP).Conclusion:Prethrombotic state is present in patients with OSAS, nCPAP theraphy can correct nocturnal hypoxaemia, partly or totally reverse prethrombotic state of patients with OSAS, decrease OSAS-related thrombotic complications.

  8. Electricity Generation Characteristics of Microbial Fuel Cell ith Landfill Leachate as Fuel%以垃圾渗滤液为燃料的微生物燃料电池产电性能

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    张晓艳; 滕洪辉

    2011-01-01

    The double-chamber microbial fuel cell ( DCMFC ) with landfill leachate from some refuse dump of Siping City of Jilin Province as fuel was designed in the system with the bacteria in the titanium anode chamber separated from the titanium cathode chamber by a salt bridge. The effects of cathode chamber solution parameters on the electricity generation performance of DCMFC were researched. The results show that the DCMFC output power density is 12. 074 W/m2, open-circuit voltage is 1.13 V, internal resistance is 76. 868 O, under cathode chamber solution optimum conditions of 30 'C , 1.0 g/L H2O2, pH =2. 5, and 0. 5 g/L Na2SO4. After the DCMFC was continuously running for 30 days, the COD removal rate of landfill leachate reached to 95% , the adjust of cathode chamber operational parameters can improve the microbial fuel cell electricit generation.%以吉林省四平市某垃圾场渗滤液为燃料,纯钛板为负载微生物阳极和阴极,用盐桥转移电子方式组建双室微生物燃料电池(DCMFC).研究阴极室溶液电子受体质量浓度、pH值、温度等因素对输出功率密度、开路电压、内阻等电池性能的影响,并考察了对垃圾渗滤液的处理效果.实验结果表明,阴极溶液以1.0 g/L双氧水为电子受体,在pH=2.5、ρ(硫酸钠)=0.5 g/L、温度约为30 ℃的最佳实验条件下,该微生物燃料电池的输出功率密度达12.074 W/m2,开路电压为1.13 V,内阻为76.868 Ω.经过连续30 d的运行,垃圾渗滤液化学需氧量(COD)去除率达95%,表明选择恰当的阴极室溶液能提高微生物燃料电池的产电性能.

  9. Application of CUBE T2 FLAIR sequences in diagnosing intracranial micrometastases%CUBE T2 FLAIR序列在脑内微小转移瘤诊断中的应用

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    余留森; 马小静

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the application value of CUBE T2FLAIR sequences in intracranial micrometastases. Meth-ods:35 patients with intracranial metastases received 3D T1WI and CUBE T2FLAIR contrast-enhanced scans after MRI routine scans. The statistical data of numbers,sizes,and locations of metastases displayed in 3D T1WI and CUBE T2FLAIR were respec-tively recorded to analyze the detection rate and display cases of the two kinds of imaging techniques for brain metastases. Re-sults:129 lesions were demonstrated in 35 patients with intracranial metastases. CUBE T 2FLAIR images showed 124 lesions (98.4%),while 3D T1WI showed 112 lesions (86.8%). Conclusion:Enhanced CUBE T2LAIR is more sensitive than 3D T1WI in demonstrating intracranial micrometastases.%目的:探讨CUBE T2 FLAIR序列对脑内微小转移瘤的临床应用价值. 方法:对35例脑转移瘤患者行常规扫描后再行3D T1WI序列和CUBE T2 FLAIR序列增强扫描,统计并比较2种序列显示转移瘤的数目、大小、位置等.结果:35例共129个病灶,CUBE T2 FLAIR显示124个病灶,显示率98.4%;3D T1WI序列显示112个病灶,显示率86.8%,两者比较差异有统计学意义(P=0.014). 结论:在显示脑内微小转移瘤方面,CUBE T2 FLAIR序列比3D T1WI序列更敏感.

  10. CHARACTERISTICS OF HARMFUL BEHAVIOR IN PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA%精神分裂症病人伤害行为特征分析

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    于建华; 李吉祝; 徐勇

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the characteristics of harmful behavior in patients with schizophrenia. Methods An analysis was done in 46 patients with schizophrenia and 53 with other mental illnesses for their characteristics of harmful behaviour. Results The incidence was higher in schizophrenia than other mental diseases in term of the following events; intentional injury 868,P<0. 05); casualty (x2 = 4. 771,P<0. 05) ; harm of acquaintances (x2 =4. 547,P<0. 05); pathological motivation to commit a crime (x2 = 9. 585,P<0. 01). Conclusion The risk of committing an offence in patients with schizophrenia is obviously higher than in those with other psychiatric disorders, a precaution should be enhanced.%目的 探讨精神分裂症病人伤害行为的特点.方法 对46例精神分裂症与53例其他精神疾病病人伤害行为特点进行分析比较.结果 精神分裂症组故意伤害案件的发生率显著高于其他精神疾病组(x2=5.868,P<0.05);精神分裂症组致死伤害事件发生的比例显著高于其他精神疾病组(x2=4,771,P<0.05);精神分裂症组伤害熟悉人的比例显著高于其他精神疾病组(x2=4.547,P<0.05);精神分裂症组作案病理动机显著高于其他精神疾病组(x2 =9.585,P<0.01).结论 精神分裂症病人作案危险性明显高于其他精神疾病病人,应该加强防范.

  11. SF-36量表评价Graves病患者生存质量信度和效度的研究%Evaluation of Reliability and validity of SF-36 in patients with Graves disease

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    于世鹏; 伊鹏飞; 王娜

    2010-01-01

    目的 评价SF-36量表测定Graves病患者生存质量的信度和效度.方法 应用SF-36量表对113例Graves病患者的生存质量进行测评,并从中随机抽取20例于2周后复测,对测定结果进行效度和信度分析.结果 量表总体Cronbachα系数为0.775,各个维度的Cronbachα系数的范围为0.571~0.868;评价分半信度的Spearman-Brown系数为0.946;重测信度中两次测量的Pearson相关系数为0.87;用因子分析法对量表进行结构效度的评价,得到的两个公因子共解释了59.71%的方差.标准效度中患者健康自评总分与量表总分的相关系数r为0.726.结论 SF-36量表评价Graves病患者生存质量的信效度较高,可应用于此病生存质量的测评.%Objective To evaluate the reliability and validity of SF-36 (36-item Short Form Health Survey) in patients with Graves disease. Methods 113 patients with Graves disease were assessed using SF-36,20patients were reassessed randomly after 2 weeks, and the data was used to analyze reliability and validity. Results The cronbach' s α coefficient of internal consistency was 0.775. Cronbach' s α coefficient of 8 domains ranged from 0.571 to 0.868; the Spearman-Brown coefficient which assessed split-half reliability was 0.946; two weeks later 20 patients were choosen at random to be assessed again, the Pearson correlation coefficient of testretest reliability for the overall questionnair were 0.87. Construct validity were examined, and factor analysis showed two common factors which accounted for 59.71% of total variance were extracted. In criterion validity,the correlation coefficient of self-rated health and the total scores in the scale table was 0.726. Conclusion SF-36 has good reliability and validity and is useful for measurement and assessment of patients with Graves disease.

  12. Analysis of the complement and molecular evolution of tRNA genes in cow

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    Barris Wesley C

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Detailed information regarding the number and organization of transfer RNA (tRNA genes at the genome level is becoming readily available with the increase of DNA sequencing of whole genomes. However the identification of functional tRNA genes is challenging for species that have large numbers of repetitive elements containing tRNA derived sequences, such as Bos taurus. Reliable identification and annotation of entire sets of tRNA genes allows the evolution of tRNA genes to be understood on a genomic scale. Results In this study, we explored the B. taurus genome using bioinformatics and comparative genomics approaches to catalogue and analyze cow tRNA genes. The initial analysis of the cow genome using tRNAscan-SE identified 31,868 putative tRNA genes and 189,183 pseudogenes, where 28,830 of the 31,868 predicted tRNA genes were classified as repetitive elements by the RepeatMasker program. We then used comparative genomics to further discriminate between functional tRNA genes and tRNA-derived sequences for the remaining set of 3,038 putative tRNA genes. For our analysis, we used the human, chimpanzee, mouse, rat, horse, dog, chicken and fugu genomes to predict that the number of active tRNA genes in cow lies in the vicinity of 439. Of this set, 150 tRNA genes were 100% identical in their sequences across all nine vertebrate genomes studied. Using clustering analyses, we identified a new tRNA-GlyCCC subfamily present in all analyzed mammalian genomes. We suggest that this subfamily originated from an ancestral tRNA-GlyGCC gene via a point mutation prior to the radiation of the mammalian lineages. Lastly, in a separate analysis we created phylogenetic profiles for each putative cow tRNA gene using a representative set of genomes to gain an overview of common evolutionary histories of tRNA genes. Conclusion The use of a combination of bioinformatics and comparative genomics approaches has allowed the confident identification of a

  13. 利用重组酵母实现木薯至乙醇的直接转化%Direct conversion from cassava to bioethanol with a recombinant strain of yeast

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    刘泽寰; 郑阳阳; 龚映雪; 李晶博; 肖文娟; 林蒋海

    2012-01-01

    利用同时表达α-淀粉酶与糖化酶基因的工业多倍体重组酵母,实现从木薯原料到乙醇的直接有效转化.两种淀粉酶基因分别从米曲霉和黑曲霉通过RT-PCR获得,连入表达载体pScIKP后通过电击转化重组进酿酒酵母AS2.489的基因组.重组菌株培养上清的α-淀粉酶活性与糖化酶活性分别达1 940 U/mL与15.5 U/mL.模拟工业上乙醇发酵条件,于5 L发酵罐中对200 g/L木薯进行直接发酵,4d内发酵液中乙醇体积分数达8.68%,约为理论值的80.9%.结果表明,所获重组酵母发酵性能优越,在不添加任何商业酶且无需预处理的条件下对木薯的直接发酵效果良好.%In order to develop a direct and efficient process to produce ethanol from starchy materials cassava,a recombinant strain of industrial polyploid yeast co-expressing α-amylase and glucoamylase genes was constructed.The two genes were cloned into the co-expression vector pScIKP,and then transformed into Saccharomyces cerevisiae AS2.489 by electroporation.Activities of α-amylase and glucoamylase in the culture supernatant of the recombinant strain S.cerevisiae-AG reached 1 940 U/mL and 15.5 U/mL respectively.Ethanol fermentation was also conducted using a protocol simulating the industrial process in a 5 L jar fermenter with 200 g/L of cassava.The ethanol concentration rate (φ) (ethanol) =8.68%,I.e.80.9% of equivalent theoretical value.This result indicates that our recombinant yeast is sufficiently robust and capable of producing ethanol directly from cassava without the addition of any commercial amylases.

  14. 不同杀菌剂对马铃薯疮痂病的防效试验%Control Efficacy of Various Fungicides on Potato Common Scab

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    张建平; 哈斯; 林团荣; 尹玉和; 郑友; 闫任沛; 程玉臣; 胡冰

    2013-01-01

    At present, the potato common scab (Streptomyces spp.) is one of the important diseases in potato production in Inner Mongolia. It is also one of the most serious problems in minituber production. No effective fungicide available is the main factor for the severity of potato common scab. In this research, vermiculite was treated with ten fungicides in plot experiments in 2012 to control potato common scab in net covered shed. The results indicated the control efficacy of Chuangjiazhi 200 times dilution, 99%Copper Sulfate 40 times dilution, 50%Captan WP 500 times dilution, 77%Copper Hydroxide WP 500 times dilution and 80%Mancozeb WP 500 times dilution was, respectively, 86.8%, 55.1%, 50.9%, 42.9%and 41.2%. The Chaungjiazhi 200 times dilution had excel ent effects for control of potato common scab.%  马铃薯疮痂病(Streptomyces spp.)是目前内蒙古马铃薯生产的重要病害之一,更是影响微型薯生产的主要病害。缺少有效杀菌剂是病害严重的主要原因,2012年选用10种杀菌剂进行了网棚蛭石消毒防治该病害试验。结果表明:疮痂治200倍液防效86.8%,99%硫酸铜40倍液防效55.1%、50%克菌丹可湿性粉剂500倍液防效50.9%、77%冠菌铜可湿性粉剂500倍液防效42.9%、80%代森锰锌可湿性粉剂500倍液防效41.2%。疮痂治对防治马铃薯疮痂病具有优越效果。

  15. Setting efficiency indicators for center pivots Ajuste de indicadores de eficiência para pivôs centrais

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    Ricardo L. Schons

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, it was discussed the efficiency criteria in each of the elements that compose a central pivot, and this analysis was applied to two sets of systems located in regions of Cruz Alta and Santo Augusto, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The methodology used combines water and energy assessment through an indicator called Normalized Specific Consumption in Irrigation (C ENI, allowing thus a comparison between equipment and projects. The C ENI in Cruz Alta region showed 72% of the equipment above the standard (8.68 kWh mm-1 ha-1 100m-1, and in Santo Augusto region 64.28% with consumption above the standard. The mean irrigation efficiency for Cruz Alta region was 29.85%, with standard deviation of 5.41%, and for Santo Augusto region, it was 29.02%, with standard deviation of 5.15%.Neste trabalho, são discutidos critérios de eficiência em cada um dos elementos que compõem um pivô central, sendo esta análise aplicada a dois conjuntos de sistemas localizados, nas regiões de Cruz Alta e Santo Augusto, Rio Grande do Sul. A metodologia utilizada associa as avaliações hídrica e energética por meio de um indicador denominado Consumo Específico Normalizado na Irrigação (C ENI, possibilitando, desta forma, uma comparação entre equipamentos e entre projetos. O C ENI na região de Cruz Alta apresentou 72% dos equipamentos acima do padrão (8,68 kWh mm-1 ha-1 100m-1, e na região de Santo Augusto, 64,28% com o consumo acima do padrão. A eficiência de irrigação média para a região de Cruz Alta foi de 29,85%, com desvio-padrão de 5,41%; e para a Região de Santo Augusto foi de 29,02%, com desvio padrão de 5,15%.

  16. 玻璃纤维牙周夹板用于外伤前牙固定的临床研究%F-Splint-Aid Slim fiberglass fixing traumatic anterior teeth

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    李素梅; 黄念全; 王淞; 李炎钊; 刘进聪

    2014-01-01

    Objective To understand the effect of F-Splint-Aid Slim fiberglass fixing traumatic anterior teeth and the relationship between it and periodontal health.Methods 50 patients were randomly divided into a dental arch splint treatment group (group A) and a F-Splint-Aid Slim fiberglass treatment group (group B).The treatment effect,periodontal situation,patients' comfort,aesthetics,pain,gum bleeding,etc.during the treatment course were compared between the two groups.Results The success rate was 86.8% in group A and was 98.0% in group B,with a statistical difference (P < 0.05).After the treatment,the periodontal conditions,patients' comfort,and appearance were better in group B than in group A.Conclusions F-Splint-Aid Slim fiberglass is effective for fixing traumatic loose teeth.%目的 了解玻璃纤维牙周夹板用于前牙外伤固定的疗效及其与牙周健康的关系.方法 将50例患者随机分为牙弓夹板治疗组(A组)和玻璃纤维牙周夹板治疗组(B组),对患者治疗后效果,牙周情况和患者对治疗过程中的舒适性、美观性、疼痛以及牙龈出血等的出现情况进行比较.结果 A组治疗成功率86.8%,B组治疗成功率98.0%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).治疗后,A组的牙周情况、患者的舒适性、美观性均较B组的差.结论 玻璃纤维牙周夹板是一种固定外伤松动牙齿的有效材料.

  17. Detection of amitraz resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus from North Gujarat, India.

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    Singh, N K; Gelot, I S; Jyoti; Singh, Veer; Rath, S S

    2015-03-01

    Amitraz has become one of the most extensively used chemical acaricide for control of cattle tick due to development of resistance against most of the organophosphates and synthetic pyrethroid acaricides. The resistance status of amitraz was evaluated against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus collected from Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India by adult immersion test (AIT). The different concentrations of amitraz utilized in the AIT were 125, 250, 500, 750 and 1,000 ppm. The adult female ticks showed an upward trend in the mortality percentage with increase in drug concentration. The regression graph of probit mortality of ticks plotted against log values of progressively increasing concentrations of amitraz was utilized for the determination of slope of mortality which was 1.868 ± 0.2068. The lethal concentration (LC95) was calculated as 3098.2 ppm and the RF was 24.78 which indicated level II resistance status. The dose response curves for egg masses, reproductive index and inhibition of oviposition of R. (B.) microplus were also validated and the slope was -0.5165 ± 0.08287, -0.1328 ± 0.04472 and 24.22 ± 8.160, respectively. The current study appears to be the pioneer report of amitraz resistance in R. (B.) microplus from India and the data generated could be of immense help to develop effective control strategies against ticks. PMID:25698859

  18. Microsatellites for the genus Cucurbita and an SSR-based genetic linkage map of Cucurbita pepo L.

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    Gong, L; Stift, G; Kofler, R; Pachner, M; Lelley, T

    2008-06-01

    Until recently, only a few microsatellites have been available for Cucurbita, thus their development is highly desirable. The Austrian oil-pumpkin variety Gleisdorfer Olkürbis (C. pepo subsp. pepo) and the C. moschata cultivar Soler (Puerto Rico) were used for SSR development. SSR-enriched partial genomic libraries were established and 2,400 clones were sequenced. Of these 1,058 (44%) contained an SSR at least four repeats long. Primers were designed for 532 SSRs; 500 primer pairs produced fragments of expected size. Of these, 405 (81%) amplified polymorphic fragments in a set of 12 genotypes: three C. moschata, one C. ecuadorensis, and eight C. pepo representing all eight cultivar groups. On an average, C. pepo and C. moschata produced 3.3 alleles per primer pair, showing high inter-species transferability. There were 187 SSR markers detecting polymorphism between the USA oil-pumpkin variety "Lady Godiva" (O5) and the Italian crookneck variety "Bianco Friulano" (CN), which are the parents of our previous F(2) mapping population. It has been used to construct the first published C. pepo map, containing mainly RAPD and AFLP markers. Now the updated map comprises 178 SSRs, 244 AFLPs, 230 RAPDs, five SCARs, and two morphological traits (h and B). It contains 20 linkage groups with a map density of 2.9 cM. The observed genome coverage (Co) is 86.8%.

  19. [Laboratory-based evaluation of "INOVA/QUANTA Lite" to determine antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and autoantibodies to double-stranded DNA, SS-A and SS-B].

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    Yamauchi, Megumi S; Shingaki, Naohiko; Yamane, Nobuhisa

    2012-05-01

    We evaluated QUANTA Lite reagent series (INOVA Diagnostics, CA, USA) to determine antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and autoantibodies to double-stranded (ds) DNA, SS-A and SS-B, in parallel with MESACUP (Medical & Biological Laboratories, Nagoya). Overall agreements between two reagents for qualitative interpretation ranged from 77.5% (ANA) to 99.0%(anti-SS-B antibodies). When we compared to the results by indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test on HEp-2 cells, QUANTA Lite ANA demonstrated better sensitivity and specificity; 92.2% versus 76.5% in sensitivity and 92.1% versus 86.8% in specificity. Also, determining anti-chromatin antibodies and IFA test onto Chrithidia luciliae demonstrated greater interpretive correlation to detect anti-ds DNA by QUANTA Lite than by MESACUP. All the discrepant sera to which QUANTA Lite SS-A gave positive interpretations were confirmed to contain the antibodies specific to SS-A 52kDa antigen, which is supplemented to QUANTA Lite capture-probes. With these results, we can conclude that QUANTA Lite has superiorities over MESACUP; (1) to detect a variety of autoantibodies consisting of ANA, (2) to have a better correlation with confirmatory tests to detect anti-ds DNA antibodies, (3)to detect additional autoantibodies specific to SS-A 52kDa antigen, and (4) to have an enough compatibility in determining anti-SS-B antibodies.

  20. Short-Term Outcomes of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in Patients with Early Gastric Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study

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    Choi, Il Ju; Lee, Na Rae; Kim, Sang Gyun; Lee, Wan Sik; Park, Seun Ja; Kim, Jae J.; Lee, Jun Haeng; Kwon, Jin-Won; Park, Seung-Hee; You, Ji Hye; Kim, Ji Hyun; Lim, Chul-Hyun; Cho, Joo Young; Kim, Gwang Ha; Lee, Yong Chan; Jung, Hwoon-Yong; Kim, Ji Young; Chun, Hoon Jai; Seol, Sang-Yong

    2016-01-01

    Background/Aims Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an effective treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC) that has demonstrated a minimal risk of lymph node metastasis in retrospective studies. We sought to prospectively evaluate the short-term outcomes of ESD treatment in EGCs. Methods A prospective multicenter cohort study of neoplasms 3 cm or less in diameter at endoscopic size evaluation was performed in 12 Korean ESD study group-related university hospitals and the National Cancer Center. Resected specimens were evaluated by the central pathologic review board. Results A patient cohort (n=712) with a total of 737 EGCs was analyzed. The margin-freeen bloc resection rate was 97.3%, and curative resection of 640 lesions (86.8%) was achieved. Lower curative resection rates were associated with lesions 2 to 3 cm in size prior to ESD compared with lesions 2 cm or less in size (78.6% vs 88.1%, respectively, p=0.009). Significant factors associated with noncurative resection were moderately or poorly differentiated histological type, posterior wall tumor location, tumor size larger than 3 cm, ulceration, and submucosal invasion. Delayed bleeding occurred in 49 patients (6.9%), and 12 patients (1.7%) exhibited perforations. Conclusions ESD is an effective treatment with a high curative resection rate for EGCs that meets relatively conservative pre-ESD indications. Long-term survival outcomes should be evaluated in follow-up studies. PMID:27172929

  1. Separation of europium, cobalt and zinc on zirconium tungstate ion exchanger

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    Amorphous zirconium tungstate inorganic ion-exchanger has been prepared under optimum conditions and characterized by IR, X-ray and thermal analysis. Surface area and capacity are determined. It has characteristic IR absorption peaks at 3242, 1628, 955, 868 and 432 cm-1 and is thermally stable up to 450 deg C. Its surface area was 16 m2/g with an exchange capacity of 0.541 meq/g. The sorption of radioactive europium from different media at ambient temperature by the zirconium tungstate (ZW) exchanger has been studied. The aim was to optimize the conditions for sorbing Eu from radioactive waste and cleaned the ZW from for recycling. The effect of contact time, metal concentration, pH and temperature has been measured. Percentual uptake of Eu(III) reaches 95% for HCl at pH 4 and increases with temperature indicating an endothermic sorption process. Uptake of Zn(II) and Co(II) on ZW from acetic acid was found to be 42% and 24% for cobalt and zinc, respectively. Desorption after saturation and the effect of other radioactive ions on the percentual uptake of Eu on ZW were investigated. A solution of 3M HCl releases 90%, 25% and 13% of the loaded Eu(III), Co(II) and Zn(II), respectively. (author)

  2. Developing synergy regression models with space-borne ALOS PALSAR and Landsat TM sensors for retrieving tropical forest biomass

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    Sinha, Suman; Jeganathan, C.; Sharma, L. K.; Nathawat, M. S.; Das, Anup K.; Mohan, Shiv

    2016-06-01

    Forest stand biomass serves as an effective indicator for monitoring REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation). Optical remote sensing data have been widely used to derive forest biophysical parameters inspite of their poor sensitivity towards the forest properties. Microwave remote sensing provides a better alternative owing to its inherent ability to penetrate the forest vegetation. This study aims at developing optimal regression models for retrieving forest above-ground bole biomass (AGBB) utilising optical data from Landsat TM and microwave data from L-band of ALOS PALSAR data over Indian subcontinental tropical deciduous mixed forests located in Munger (Bihar, India). Spatial biomass models were developed. The results using Landsat TM showed poor correlation ( R 2 = 0.295 and RMSE = 35 t/ha) when compared to HH polarized L-band SAR ( R 2 = 0.868 and RMSE = 16.06 t/ha). However, the prediction model performed even better when both the optical and SAR were used simultaneously ( R 2 = 0.892 and RMSE = 14.08 t/ha). The addition of TM metrics has positively contributed in improving PALSAR estimates of forest biomass. Hence, the study recommends the combined use of both optical and SAR sensors for better assessment of stand biomass with significant contribution towards operational forestry.

  3. DCP、GP73和AFP联合检测在肝细胞癌早期诊断中的价值

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    高岚; 凌明智; 陈青珍; 田文倩; 刘慧芳; 赵明静; 赵文心; 郭松伟

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨脱-γ-羧基凝血酶原(DCP)、高尔基体糖蛋白73(GP73)、甲胎蛋白(AFP)联合检测在肝细胞癌(HCC)早期诊断中的临床价值.方法 选取HCC组研究对象68例,肝炎后肝硬化(LC)组研究对象52例,健康对照(HV)组研究对象60例.分别对三组测试对象进行DCP,GP73,AFP水平检测并分析.结果 HCC组与LC组,HV组间三指标表达水平明显升高,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.01);三指标联合检测对HCC患者的阳性检出率达到86.8%,高于各指标单独检测.结论 DCP,GP73和AFP在HCC患者血清中存在高表达;三指标联合检测可明显提高对肝癌的检出率,有较好的应用价值.

  4. Photoluminescence Properties of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Exited with Light of Different Wavelengths%不同激发波长下多壁碳纳米管光致发光特性

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    袁艳红

    2011-01-01

    用化学气相沉积法(CVD)制备了多壁碳纳米管(MWNTs),并用扫描电镜(SEM)测量了纳米管的形貌.在室温条件下,测量了样品的拉曼光谱和吸收光谱:拉曼光谱表明样品含有较多缺陷,吸收光谱说明了该样品有光致发光的通道.测量了在不同波长光的激发下样品的光致发光光谱:当用550 nm的光激发多壁碳纳米管时,观察到峰值强度弱、峰值波长约为820 nm的带状光谱;当激发波长增加到580 nm时,发射光谱变为峰值波长约为868 nm、峰值强度较强、形状相似的光谱;当激发光波长增加到600 nm时,观察到峰值强度强、峰值波长约为900 nm的带状光谱.

  5. Assessment of Ethidium bromide and Ethidium monoazide bromide removal from aqueous matrices by adsorption on cupric oxide nanoparticles.

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    Fakhri, Ali

    2014-06-01

    The present study was undertaken to develop an effective adsorbent and to study the adsorption of Ethidium bromide and Ethidium monoazide bromide from aqueous solution using the CuO nanoparticles. The characteristics of CuO nanoparticles were determined and found to have a surface area 89.59m(2)/g. Operational parameters such as pH, contact time and adsorbent concentration, initial concentration and temperature were also studied. The amount of removal increases with the increase in pH from one to seven and reaches the maximum when the pH is nine. Adsorption data fitted well with the Langmuir, Freundlich and Florry-Huggins models. The results show that the best fit was achieved with the Langmuir isotherm equation with maximum adsorption capacities of 0.868 and 0.662mg/g for Ethidium bromide and Ethidium monoazide bromide, respectively. The adsorption process was found to follow pseudo-second-order kinetics. The calculated thermodynamic parameters, namely ΔG, ΔH and ΔS showed that adsorption of Ethidium bromide and Ethidium monoazide bromide was spontaneous and endothermic under examined conditions. PMID:24630576

  6. Reinforcing effects of modified Kevlar(R) fiber on the mechanical properties of wood-flour/polypropylene composites

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    YUAN Fei-pin; OU Rong-xian; XIE Yan-jun; WANG Qing-wen

    2013-01-01

    Kevlar(R) fiber (KF) is a synthesized product with strong mechanical properties.We used KF as a reinforcement to improve the mechanical properties of wood-flour/polypropylene (WF/PP) composites.KF was pretreated with NaOH to improve its compatibility with the thermoplastic matrix.Maleated polypropylene (MAPP) was used as a coupling agent to improve the interfacial adhesion between KF,WF,and PP.Incorporation of KF improved the mechanical properties of WF/PP composites.Treatment of KF with NaOH resulted in further improvement in mechanical strength.Addition of 3% MAPP and 2% hydrolyzed KF (HKF) led to an increment of 93.8% in unnotched impact strength,17.7% in notched impact strength,86.8% in flexure strength,50.8% in flexure modulus,and 94.1% in tensile strength compared to traditional WF/PP composites.Scanning electron microscopy of the cryo-fractured section of WF/PP showed that the HKF surface was rougher than the virgin KF,and the KF was randomly distributed in the composites,which might cause a mechanical interlocking between KF and polypropylene molecules in the composites.

  7. A 1.9 Earth radius rocky planet and the discovery of a non-transiting planet in the Kepler-20 system

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    Buchhave, Lars A; Dumusque, Xavier; Rice, Ken; Vanderburg, Andrew; Mortier, Annelies; Lopez-Morales, Mercedes; Lopez, Eric; Lundkvist, Mia S; Kjeldsen, Hans; Affer, Laura; Bonomo, Aldo S; Charbonneau, David; Cameron, Andrew Collier; Cosentino, Rosario; Figueira, Pedro; Fiorenzano, Aldo F M; Harutyunyan, Avet; Haywood, Raphaëlle D; Johnson, John Asher; Latham, David W; Lovis, Christophe; Malavolta, Luca; Mayor, Michel; Micela, Giusi; Molinari, Emilio; Motalebi, Fatemeh; Nascimbeni, Valerio; Pepe, Francesco; Phillips, David F; Piotto, Giampaolo; Pollacco, Don; Queloz, Didier; Sasselov, Dimitar; Ségransan, Damien; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Udry, Stéphane; Watson, Chris

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    Kepler-20 is a solar-type star (V = 12.5) hosting a compact system of five transiting planets, all packed within the orbital distance of Mercury in our own Solar System. A transition from rocky to gaseous planets with a planetary transition radius of ~1.6 REarth has recently been proposed by several publications in the literature (Rogers 2015;Weiss & Marcy 2014). Kepler-20b (Rp ~ 1.9 REarth) has a size beyond this transition radius, however previous mass measurements were not sufficiently precise to allow definite conclusions to be drawn regarding its composition. We present new mass measurements of three of the planets in the Kepler-20 system facilitated by 104 radial velocity measurements from the HARPS-N spectrograph and 30 archival Keck/HIRES observations, as well as an updated photometric analysis of the Kepler data and an asteroseismic analysis of the host star (MStar = 0.948+-0.051 Msun and Rstar = 0.964+-0.018 Rsun). Kepler-20b is a 1.868+0.066-0.034 REarth planet in a 3.7 day period with a mass o...

  8. Factors affecting the prevalence of obesity among primary school students

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this descriptive study was to investigate the risk factors affecting obesity in students in the 6-15 years old age group. There were 868 students registered at Bahçelievler Elementary School in Zonguldak and were present for face-to-face meetings on the days the research data was collected. Data was collected using demographic questionary forms and weight-length measurements from March to April in 2010. Results: Difference is found to be statistically meaningful with respect to the relationship between obesity of children and their age, gender, number of siblings, fathers’ jobs, education level of their mothers, fast food consumption and family history of obesity (p<0.05. Conclusions: The study concludes that there are certain ciriteria related to the development of obesity during a specific period of childhood and that taking certain precautions are effective in preventing the development of obesity. Keywords: Body Mass Index; Children; Obesity; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Turkey.

  9. Economic and financial feasibility of wind energy - Case study of Philippines

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    Painuly, J.P. [Risoe National Lab., DTU, UNEP Risoe Centre, Roskilde (Denmark)

    2007-05-15

    The financial viability of a 30 MW wind farm proposed to be set-up in St. Ana in Philippines was examined. It was found that project is viable if established by a company with a low hurdle rate (8.68%) and good reach to avail low cost financing from domestic financial institutions, who may have such packages for low-risk customers. Most of the private sector investors however have higher discount rates due to high financing costs, and higher risk premiums charged by financers. The viability was an issue at risk adjusted discount rate of 13.2%, a typical rate for private sector investors in Philippines. Scenarios for variation in base parameters as well for a variety of financial packages, including revenues from CDM were run. Although CDM revenues improve attractiveness of the project, viability remains an issue. A financing package, that may have a grant component (as with the Danida package in the past), can help project make viable in this case. (au)

  10. Offside decision making of assistant referees in the English Premier League: impact of physical and perceptual-cognitive factors on match performance.

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    Catteeuw, Peter; Gilis, Bart; Wagemans, Johan; Helsen, Werner

    2010-03-01

    In the present study, we investigated the accuracy of offside judgements of assistant referees in the English Premier League. The moment in the match, the position and movement speed of the assistant referee, attacker and second-last defender, together with the angle of view for the assistant referee were all considered to underlie incorrect decisions. The error rate was 17.5% (868 of 4960 situations). As the English assistant referees tended not to signal in doubtful situations (c = 0.91), there was an overall bias towards non-flag errors (773 non-flag errors vs. 95 flag errors). The flash-lag hypothesis could explain all flag errors, whereas the optical-error hypothesis could explain a proportion of the non-flag errors (45.4%). Fatigue, movement speed, and angle of view did not have a detrimental effect on offside decision making. In conclusion, there were fewer flag errors than in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, whereas the number of non-flag errors rose. The increased awareness of factors involved in offside decision making and the instructions to give the benefit of the doubt to attackers could have contributed to this situation. PMID:20419590

  11. Perception of sugar reduction, nutrition education, and frequency of snacking in children by the self-perceived sweet dietary habits of mothers in Busan

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    Yeon, Jee-Young

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the perception of sugar reduction, nutrition education, and frequency of snacking in children according to the self-perceived dietary preferences for sweet taste by mothers in Busan. SUBJECTS/METHODS A total of 277 mothers were surveyed, and their perceptions of sugar reduction and the frequency of snacking in children were assessed using a questionnaire. The subjects were classified into either a sweet (n = 91) or an unsweet (n = 186) group according to their self-perceived preferences for a sweet taste. RESULTS In the sweet group, the results for sweet products were sweetened ice (86.8%), confectionery (74.7%), processed milk (73.6%), carbonated beverages (71.4%), and fermented milk (53.9%). In the unsweet group, the results were sweetened ice (88.7%), carbonated beverages (78.5%), processed milk (75.8%), confectionery (69.4%), and fermented milk (50.5%). The necessity of sugar intake reduction was high in both groups (sweet = 89.0%, unsweet = 82.8%). Beverage purchases after identifying the nutrition labeling was significantly lower in the sweet group than in the unsweet group (P perception of sugar reduction and practical nutrition education aimed at reducing the sugar intake are necessary to improve dietary habits.

  12. High-Efficiency Selective Electron Tunnelling in a Heterostructure Photovoltaic Diode.

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    Jia, Chuancheng; Ma, Wei; Gu, Chunhui; Chen, Hongliang; Yu, Haomiao; Li, Xinxi; Zhang, Fan; Gu, Lin; Xia, Andong; Hou, Xiaoyuan; Meng, Sheng; Guo, Xuefeng

    2016-06-01

    A heterostructure photovoltaic diode featuring an all-solid-state TiO2/graphene/dye ternary interface with high-efficiency photogenerated charge separation/transport is described here. Light absorption is accomplished by dye molecules deposited on the outside surface of graphene as photoreceptors to produce photoexcited electron-hole pairs. Unlike conventional photovoltaic conversion, in this heterostructure both photoexcited electrons and holes tunnel along the same direction into graphene, but only electrons display efficient ballistic transport toward the TiO2 transport layer, thus leading to effective photon-to-electricity conversion. On the basis of this ipsilateral selective electron tunnelling (ISET) mechanism, a model monolayer photovoltaic device (PVD) possessing a TiO2/graphene/acridine orange ternary interface showed ∼86.8% interfacial separation/collection efficiency, which guaranteed an ultrahigh absorbed photon-to-current efficiency (APCE, ∼80%). Such an ISET-based PVD may become a fundamental device architecture for photovoltaic solar cells, photoelectric detectors, and other novel optoelectronic applications with obvious advantages, such as high efficiency, easy fabrication, scalability, and universal availability of cost-effective materials.

  13. Analysis of 13 asteroid lightcurves obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory

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    Warner, Brian D.

    2006-06-01

    The lightcurves for the following asteroids were obtained and then analyzed to find the synodic period and amplitude. 321 Florentina: 2.8711±0.0003h, 0.37±0.02m; 787 Moskva: 6.056±0.001h, 0.61±0.02m; 839 Valborg: 10.366±0.005h, 0.14±0.02m; 912 Maritima: 48.43±0.05h, >0.12±0.02m; 1176 Lucidor: 4.0791±0.0006h, 0.06±0.02m; 1862 Apollo: 3.0680±0.0002h, 0.30-1.20±0.02m; 2266 Tchaikovsky: 4.883±0.003h, 0.04±0.01m; 2951 Perepadin: 4.7808±0.0001h, 0.60±0.02m; 5108 Lubeck: 8.769±0.003, 0.43±0.02m; (17864) 1998 KK38: 6.56±0.01h, 0.17±0.02m; (18582) 1997 XK9: 114±10h, 0.94±0.02m; (20231) 1997 YK: 48.2±0.1h, >0.22±0.02m. Asteroid 868 Lova was also observed but its long period is only constrained as >24h.

  14. Clinical Outcomes of Volume-Modulated Arc Therapy in 205 Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: An Analysis of Survival and Treatment Toxicities.

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    Rui Guo

    Full Text Available To investigate the clinical efficacy and treatment toxicity of volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC.205 VMAT-treated NPC patients from our cancer center were prospectively entrolled. All patients received 68-70 Gy irradiation based on the planning target volume of the primary gross tumor volume. Acute and late toxicities were graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v3.0 and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Late Radiation Morbidity Scoring Criteria.The median follow-up period was 37.3 months (range, 6.3-45.1 months. The 3-year estimated local failure-free survival, regional failure-free survival, locoregional failure-free survival, distant metastasis-free survival, disease-free survival and overall survival were 95.5%, 97.0%, 94.0%, 92.1%, 86.8% and 97.0%, respectively. Cox regression analysis showed primary gross tumor volume, N stage and EBV-DNA to be independent predictors of VMAT outcomes (P < 0.05. The most common acute and late side effects were grade 2-3 mucositis (78% and xerostomia (83%, 61%, 34%, and 9% at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after VMAT, respectively.VMAT for the primary treatment of NPC achieved very high locoregional control with a favorable toxicity profile. The time-saving benefit of VMAT will enable more patients to receive precision radiotherapy.

  15. Canine Fecal Contamination in a Metropolitan Area (Milan, North-Western Italy: Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites and Evaluation of Health Risks

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    Sergio Aurelio Zanzani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Intestinal parasites of dogs represent a serious threat to human health due to their zoonotic potential. Thus, metropolitan areas presenting high concentrations of pets and urban fecal contamination on public areas are at sanitary risk. Major aim of this survey was to determine prevalence of zoonotic parasites in dog fecal samples collected from public soil of Milan (north-western Italy. Differences in parasites prevalence distribution were explored by a geographical information system- (GIS- based approach, and risk factors (human density, sizes of green parks, and dog areas were considered. The metropolitan area was divided into 157 rectangular subareas and sampling was performed following a 1-kilometer straight transect. A total of 463 fecal samples were analyzed using centrifugation-flotation technique and ELISA to detect Giardia and Cryptosporidium coproantigens. A widespread fecal contamination of soil was highlighted, being fecal samples found in 86.8% of the subareas considered. The overall prevalence of intestinal parasites was 16.63%. Zoonotic parasites were found, such as Trichuris vulpis (3.67%, Toxocara canis (1.72%, Strongyloides stercoralis (0.86%, Ancylostomatidae (0.43%, and Dipylidium caninum (0.43%. Giardia duodenalis was the most prevalent zoonotic protozoa (11.06%, followed by Cryptosporidium (1.10%. Faeces from subareas characterized by broad green areas showed to be particularly prone to infection.

  16. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Dinuclear Cadmium Complex [Cd2(phen)4(fca)2](ClO4)2·(H2O)2

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    YANG Jia-Xiang; ZHANG Ze; WU Jie-Ying; TIAN Yu-Peng; DU Peng; LIU Qing-Liang; FUN Hoong Kun; C. Suchada

    2003-01-01

    A novel complex [Cd2(phen)4(fca)2](ClO4)2((H2O)2 (fca = dianion of 3-ferrocenyl- 2-crotonic acid, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray single-crystal structure analysis. It crystallizes in triclinic system, space group Pī with a = 11.6297(5), b = 12.5165(5), c = 13.8986(6) A, α = 63.345(1), β = 87.747(1), γ = 71.862(1)°, V = 1706.20(1) A3, Z = 1, Dc = 1.673 g/cm3, F(000) = 868 and μ(MoKα) = 1.185 mm-1 (λ = 0.71073 A). R = 0.0800 and Wr = 0.1793 for 7653 observed reflections (I > 2σ(I)). The structure consists of a dinuclear cation [Cd2(phen)4(fca)2]2+, two discrete perchlorate anions and two water molecules. The cationic part of the complex shows a tetrametallic core in which two fca groups act as the (O, O') bridging ligands between two cadmium(Ⅱ) ions with a distorted octahedral environment. The Cd…Cd intradimer distance is 4.128 A.

  17. Developing synergy regression models with space-borne ALOS PALSAR and Landsat TM sensors for retrieving tropical forest biomass

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    Suman Sinha; C Jeganathan; L K L K Sharma; M S Nathawat; Anup K Das; Shiv Mohan

    2016-06-01

    Forest stand biomass serves as an effective indicator for monitoring REDD (reducing emissions fromdeforestation and forest degradation). Optical remote sensing data have been widely used to derive forestbiophysical parameters inspite of their poor sensitivity towards the forest properties. Microwave remotesensing provides a better alternative owing to its inherent ability to penetrate the forest vegetation.This study aims at developing optimal regression models for retrieving forest above-ground bole biomass(AGBB) utilising optical data from Landsat TM and microwave data from L-band of ALOS PALSARdata over Indian subcontinental tropical deciduous mixed forests located in Munger (Bihar, India). Spatialbiomass models were developed. The results using Landsat TM showed poor correlation (R^2 =0.295and RMSE=35 t/ha) when compared to HH polarized L-band SAR (R^2 =0.868 and RMSE=16.06 t/ha).However, the prediction model performed even better when both the optical and SAR were used simultaneously(R^2 =0.892 and RMSE=14.08 t/ha). The addition of TM metrics has positively contributed inimproving PALSAR estimates of forest biomass. Hence, the study recommends the combined use of bothoptical and SAR sensors for better assessment of stand biomass with significant contribution towardsoperational forestry.

  18. Cooperative wireless network control based health and activity monitoring system.

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    Prakash, R; Ganesh, A Balaji; Girish, Siva V

    2016-10-01

    A real-time cooperative communication based wireless network is presented for monitoring health and activity of an end-user in their environment. The cooperative communication offers better energy consumption and also an opportunity to aware the current location of a user non-intrusively. The link between mobile sensor node and relay node is dynamically established by using Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) and Link Quality Indicator (LQI) based on adaptive relay selection scheme. The study proposes a Linear Acceleration based Transmission Power Decision Control (LA-TPDC) algorithm to further enhance the energy efficiency of cooperative communication. Further, the occurrences of false alarms are carefully prevented by introducing three stages of sequential warning system. The real-time experiments are carried-out by using the nodes, namely mobile sensor node, relay nodes and a destination node which are indigenously developed by using a CC430 microcontroller integrated with an in-built transceiver at 868 MHz. The wireless node performance characteristics, such as energy consumption, Signal-Noise ratio (SNR), Bit Error Rate (BER), Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) and transmission offset are evaluated for all the participated nodes. The experimental results observed that the proposed linear acceleration based transmission power decision control algorithm almost doubles the battery life time than energy efficient conventional cooperative communication. PMID:27562484

  19. Increased Frequency of CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ T Regulatory Cells in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients Undergoing Specific Treatment and Its Relationship with Their Immune-Endocrine Profile

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Tuberculosis (TB is a major health problem requiring an appropriate cell immune response (IR to be controlled. Since regulatory T cells (Tregs are relevant in IR regulation, we analyzed Tregs variations throughout the course of TB treatment and its relationship with changes in immune-endocrine mediators dealing with disease immunopathology. The cohort was composed of 41 adult patients, 20 of them completing treatment and follow-up. Patients were bled at diagnosis (T0 and at 2 (T2, 4 (T4, 6 (T6, and 9 months following treatment initiation. Twenty-four age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCo were also included. Tregs (flow cytometry from TB patients were increased at T0 (versus HCo P<0.05, showing even higher values at T2 (versus T0 P<0.01 and T4 (versus T0 P<0.001. While IL-6, IFN-γ, TGF-β (ELISA, and Cortisol (electrochemiluminescence, EQ were augmented, DHEA-S (EQ levels were diminished at T0 with respect to HCo, with cytokines and Cortisol returning to normal values at T9. Tregs correlated positively with IFN-γ (R=0.868, P<0.05 at T2 and negatively at T4 (R=-0.795, P<0.05. Lowered levels of proinflammatory cytokines together with an increased frequency of Tregs of patients undergoing specific treatment might reflect a downmodulatory effect of these cells on the accompanying inflammation.

  20. The bibliometric analysis of literatures on low-dose CT in CNKI

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    Objective: The purposes of this study were to evaluate the characteristics and rule of the development in national low -dose CT examination, and to supply a useful reference for future studies. Materials and Methods: The journal articles in CNKI which were included by China Academic Journal Network Publishing Database (CAJD) from 2002 to 2011 were processed with Thomson Data Analyzer (TDA). Seven aspects were analyzed: time, authors, funds for scientific research, areal distribution, institutions, authors, and keywords. Results: A total 3148 journal articles on low-dose CT examination and 7352 authors were found. The cooperative rate and degree were 63, 48% and 2.34, respectively. The famous authors were those who published more than 3 articles. Authors were from 33 areas, 471 institutions of 8 systems. Beijing and Shanghai were the most productive areas, publishing 45.9% articles. There were 10 core journals in this research area, 868 articles were funded by certain grants, and number of articles was increased yearly, indicative of the importance of grant in promoting research. Conclusion: The national low-dose CT research was in the young stage compared to the international research, and the research were not evenly distributed national wide. Though the researches have involved multi-institute, multi-system, multi-discipline, the quantities and qualities of papers still have improvement space. Strengthening basic research, improving medical ethics, and optimizing clinical research methods would promote development of low-dose CT studies. (authors)

  1. 靳三针配合智力训练治疗儿童精神发育迟滞疗效观察%Observations on the Efficacy of Jin’s Three-needle Acupuncture plus Intelligence Training in Treating Mental Retardation in Children

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    胡怡佳; 黄任秀; 覃中华; 谭丽金; 罗雪梅; 曾懿懿

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察靳三针配合智力训练治疗6岁以下儿童精神发育迟滞的临床疗效。方法将300例0~6岁精神发育迟滞患者根据家长意愿分为治疗组和对照组,每组150例。治疗组采用靳三针配合智力训练治疗,对照组采用单纯智力训练治疗。两组治疗前后均采用盖塞尔发育商量表中文修订版进行评估。结果治疗组总有效率为84.7%,对照组为73.3%,两组比较差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组肝肾亏虚型、心脾不足型、痰瘀互阻型及气虚血瘀型患者总有效率分别为86.8%、86.8%、76.5%和75.0%,对照组分别为76.2%、76.8%、62.5%和60.0%,两组不同中医分型总有效率比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组轻度、中度、重度及极重度患者总有效率分别为96.9%、94.7%、66.7%和44.4%,对照组分别为90.0%、82.5%、47.8%和35.3%。两组中度、重度及极重度患者总有效率比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论靳三针配合智力训练是一种治疗儿童精神发育迟滞的有效方法。%Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of Jin’s three-needle acupuncture plus intelligence training in treating mental retardation in children under 6 years old. Methods Three hundred mental retardation patients aged 0 to 6 were randomly allocated, according to their parents’ willingness, to treatment and control groups, 150 cases each. The treatment group received Jin’s three-needle acupuncture plus intelligence training and the control group, intelligence training alone. An assessment was made using Chinese revised version of the Gesell Developmental Schedules in both groups before and after treatment.Results The total efficacy rate was 84.7% in the treatment group and 73.3% in the control group; there was a statistically significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). The total efficacy rates in liver-kidney deficiency, heart-spleen deficiency

  2. Cardiovascular risk factors and estimated 10-year risk of fatal cardiovascular events using various equations in Greeks with metabolic syndrome.

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    Chimonas, Theodoros; Athyros, Vassilios G; Ganotakis, Emmanouel; Nicolaou, Vassilios; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes B; Mikhailidis, Dimitri P; Elisaf, Moses

    2010-01-01

    We investigated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in 1501 Greeks (613 men and 888 women, aged 40-65 years) referred to outpatients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and without diabetes mellitus or CVD. The 10-year risk of fatal CVD events was calculated using European Society of Cardiology Systematic Coronary Risk Estimation (ESC SCORE), Hellenic-SCORE, and Framingham equations. Raised blood pressure (BP) and hypertriglyceridemia were more common in men (89.6% vs 84.2% and 86.8% vs 74.2%, respectively; P < .001). Low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and abdominal obesity were more common in women (58.2% vs 66.2% and 85.8% vs 97.1%, respectively; P < .001). The 10-year risk of fatal CVD events using HellenicSCORE was higher in men (6.3% +/- 4.3% vs 2.7% +/- 2.1%; P < .001). European Society of Cardiology Systematic Coronary Risk Estimation and Framingham yielded similar results. The risk equations gave similar assessments in a European Mediterranean population except for HellenicSCORE that calculated more MetS women requiring risk modification. This might justify local risk engine evaluation in event-based studies. (Clinical-Trials.gov ID: NCT00416741).

  3. Confounded winter and spring phenoclimatology on large herbivore ranges

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    Christianson, David; Klaver, Robert W.; Middleton, Arthur; Kauffman, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    Annual variation in winter severity and growing season vegetation dynamics appear to influence the demography of temperate herbivores but parsing winter from spring effects requires independent metrics of environmental conditions specific to each season. We tested for independence in annual variation amongst four common metrics used to describe winter severity and early growing season vegetation dynamics across the entire spatial distribution of elk (Cervus elaphus) in Wyoming from 1989 to 2006. Winter conditions and early growing season dynamics were correlated in a specific way. Winters with snow cover that ended early tended to be followed by early, but slow, rises in the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), while long winters with extended periods of snow cover were often followed by late and rapid rises in NDVI. Across the 35 elk ranges, 0.4–86.8 % of the variation in the rate of increase in NDVI’s in spring was explained by the date snow cover disappeared from SNOTEL stations. Because phenoclimatological metrics are correlated across seasons and shifting due to climate change, identifying environmental constraints on herbivore fitness, particularly migratory species, is more difficult than previously recognized.

  4. Genetic Parameters for Yields and Reproductive Traits of Chinese Holstein Cows in Heilongjiang Province

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    Kewei DING; Takeo KAYABA

    2013-01-01

    This study aimed to estimate the genetic parameters for milk yield,fat percentage,fat yield and age.at first freshening of Chinese Holsteins first lactation cows in Heilongjiang under frigid-temperature and temperature zone.[Method] Records of yield and reproduction from 8 868 Chinese Holstein first lactation cows from 21 herds were utilized to evaluate genetic parameters for HeiIongjiangs' Chinese Holsteins.Restricted maximum likelihood (REML) method was used with an animal model.[Result] The heritabilities were 0.16 to 0.34 for yields and fat percentage,0.38 for reproduction (age at the first freshening),which were similar to estimates for temperate areas from similar methods,except for constituent percentage.Also,the estimates of genetic correlation were high between milk yield and fat yield (0.97),but were low between milk yield and fat percentage (-0.24),age at the first freshening (-0.29) and generally antagonistic.[Conclusion] Thus,estimates of genetic parameters in this frigid and frigid-temperate environment did not differ appreciably from those that occur in temperate dairy areas.

  5. Selected energy stock performance: First quarter 1995

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    Investors slowly but surely inched their way back into the utility sector during the first quarter of 1995. The result was a 2.68-percent increase in the Public Utilities Stock Index. While the return to investors was less than spectacular, it still beats the fourth-quarter`s scant increase of 0.14 percent-not to mention the 18-percent drop in the Dow Jones Electric Utilities Index and 17.9-percent decrease in the Dow Jones Gas Utilities Index for all of 1994. Nevertheless, the Public Utilities Stock Index paled in comparison to the record-breaking performances of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+8.49 percent, to a record 4157.69), the S&P 500 (+9.02 percent, to a new high of 500.70), and the NASDAQ Composite (+8.68 percent, to an all-time high of 817.21). Why the disappointing performance by utility stocks last quarter? In th electric industry, look to the {open_quotes}D{close_quotes} word-as in deregulation. Electric utility stocks lagged noticeably behind gas utilities last quarter.

  6. CHARACTERISTICS OF PATIENTS WITH CEREBRAL STROKE OR TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK, INCLUDED INTO THE LIS-2 REGISTER (LYUBERTSY STUDY OF MORTALITY IN PATIENTS AFTER STROKE

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    Full Text Available Aim. To provide final data on the three-year period of the inclusion of patients; to give most accurate "portrait" of patients hospitalized with a brain stroke within the framework of the LIS-2 register (Lyubertsy study of mortality in patients after stroke.Material and methods. All patients (n=960 admitted to the Lyubertsy district hospital №2 with stroke for the period from 01.2009 to 12.2011 were included into the study.Results. Men accounted for 37.5%, women - 62.5%, mean age was 71.1±9.8 years. The history of hypertension was present in 833 patients (86.8%, atrial fibrillation in 252 (26.8% patients, 199 (20.7% patients had previously undergone stroke. In-hospital mortality was 21.6% (207 patients had died; mean age 72.9±9.8 years. Low frequency of the antihypertensive therapy (34.5%, lipid-lowering therapy (0.7%, antiplatelet agents (5.7%, anticoagulation therapy prescription in patients with atrial fibrillation was detected.Conclusion. Insufficient assignment of drugs with a proven effect on the prognosis in patients with risk factors prior to the development of the reference stroke draws attention. High incidence of recurrent strokes indicates an underactive secondary prevention.

  7. Scientific English: a program for addressing linguistic barriers of international research trainees in the United States.

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    Cameron, Carrie; Chang, Shine; Pagel, Walter

    2011-03-01

    Within the international research environment, English is indisputably the lingua franca, and thus, the majority of the world's scientists must adapt to a second language. Linguistic barriers in science affect not only researchers' career paths but institutional productivity and efficiency as well. To address these barriers, we designed and piloted a specialized course, Scientific English. The pedagogical approach is based on English for specific purposes methodology in which curriculum and content are driven by the types of daily language used and interactions which occur in the participants' occupation, in this case, cancer research. The 11-week program was organized into three sections: presentation skill, meeting and discussion skills, and writing skills. Effectiveness of the course was measured by the number of participants able to produce the presentations and written products with a score of at least 75 of 100 possible points. From January to December 2008, participant scores averaged 90.4 for presentation and 86.8 for written products. The authors provide insights and recommendations on the development and delivery of the program. PMID:20623348

  8. Determination on Iron, Copper, Chromium, Cadmium, Lead, Nickel and Cobalt in Hair Dye%染发剂中铁、铜、铬、镉、铅、镍和钴等重金属含量测定

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    解楠; 顾宇翔; 周泽琳

    2012-01-01

    建立了微波消解前处理,电感耦合等离子发射光谱(ICP-AES)测定染发剂中铁、铜、铬、镉、铅、镍和钴等重金属含量的方法.该方法各元素检出限均为0.05 mg/kg,线性范围0~500 ng/mL,加标回收率86.8%~108.0%,相对标准偏差为0.98%~5.54%.该方法简便、灵敏,结果稳定准确,可以用于染发剂中重金属含量的测定.%An inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) with samples microwave digestion method for determination of Iron, Copper, Chromium, Cadmium, Lead, Nickel and Cobalt in hair dye was established. The detection limits of all elements were 0.05 mg/kg, the linearity ranged from 0 to 500 ng/mL, and recoveries of samples were in the range of 86. 8%~108. 0%, the RSD of precision is from 0. 98% to 5.54%. It indicates that the method is simple, sensitive, stable and accurate, which can be used for the determination of heavy metal elements in hair dye.

  9. A phase 2b randomized, controlled trial of the efficacy of the GMZ2 malaria vaccine in African children

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    Sirima, Sodiomon B; Mordmüller, Benjamin; Milligan, Paul;

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    BACKGROUND: GMZ2 is a recombinant protein malaria vaccine, comprising two blood-stage antigens of Plasmodium falciparum, glutamate-rich protein and merozoite surface protein 3. We assessed efficacy of GMZ2 in children in Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana and Uganda. METHODS: Children 12-60months old were...... randomized to receive three injections of either 100μg GMZ2 adjuvanted with aluminum hydroxide or a control vaccine (rabies) four weeks apart and were followed up for six months to measure the incidence of malaria defined as fever or history of fever and a parasite density ⩾5000/μL. RESULTS: A cohort of 1849...... children were randomized, 1735 received three doses of vaccine (868 GMZ2, 867 control-vaccine). There were 641 malaria episodes in the GMZ2/Alum group and 720 in the control group. In the ATP analysis, vaccine efficacy (VE), adjusted for age and site was 14% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 3.6%, 23%, p...

  10. COLOUR, PHENOLIC CONTENT AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF THE SLOVAK ALIBERNET RED WINE SAMPLES

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    Daniel Bajčan

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Sixteen Alibernet wine samples, originated from three most important Slovak vineyard regions, were evaluated spectrophotometrically for the content of total polyphenols, content of total anthocyanins, antioxidant activity and wine colour density. The determined total polyphenol contents in observed wines ranged from 2141 to 4274 mg gallic acid per liter (average content was 3057 mg gallic acid/L and total anthocyanin contents ranged from 73.4 to 791.2 mg/L (average content was 403.4 mg/L. Determined values of antioxidant activity were within the interval 54.8 – 86.8% (average value was 74.5% and the values of wine colour density varied between 0.944 and 4.592 (average value was 2.317. The statistical evaluation of the obtained results confirmed only weak linear correlation between total polyphenol content and total anthocyanin content, however strong linear correlations between total anthocyanin content and antioxidant activity, resp. wine colour density were observed. Our results also confirmed very highly significant linear relationship between wine colour density and total polyphenol content, resp. antioxidant activity and between antioxidant activity and total phenolic content.

  11. Structured chaos in a devil's staircase of the Josephson junction

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    Shukrinov, Yu. M. [BLTP, JINR, Dubna, Moscow Region 141980 (Russian Federation); Botha, A. E., E-mail: bothaae@unisa.ac.za [Department of Physics, University of South Africa, Science Campus, Private Bag X6, Florida Park 1710 (South Africa); Medvedeva, S. Yu. [BLTP, JINR, Dubna, Moscow Region 141980 (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region 141700 (Russian Federation); Kolahchi, M. R. [Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, P.O. Box 45195-1159, Zanjan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Irie, A. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Utsunomiya University, 7-1-2 Yoto, Utsunomiya 321-8585 (Japan)

    2014-09-01

    The phase dynamics of Josephson junctions (JJs) under external electromagnetic radiation is studied through numerical simulations. Current-voltage characteristics, Lyapunov exponents, and Poincaré sections are analyzed in detail. It is found that the subharmonic Shapiro steps at certain parameters are separated by structured chaotic windows. By performing a linear regression on the linear part of the data, a fractal dimension of D = 0.868 is obtained, with an uncertainty of ±0.012. The chaotic regions exhibit scaling similarity, and it is shown that the devil's staircase of the system can form a backbone that unifies and explains the highly correlated and structured chaotic behavior. These features suggest a system possessing multiple complete devil's staircases. The onset of chaos for subharmonic steps occurs through the Feigenbaum period doubling scenario. Universality in the sequence of periodic windows is also demonstrated. Finally, the influence of the radiation and JJ parameters on the structured chaos is investigated, and it is concluded that the structured chaos is a stable formation over a wide range of parameter values.

  12. Structured chaos in a devil's staircase of the Josephson junction

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    Shukrinov, Yu. M.; Botha, A. E.; Medvedeva, S. Yu.; Kolahchi, M. R.; Irie, A.

    2014-09-01

    The phase dynamics of Josephson junctions (JJs) under external electromagnetic radiation is studied through numerical simulations. Current-voltage characteristics, Lyapunov exponents, and Poincaré sections are analyzed in detail. It is found that the subharmonic Shapiro steps at certain parameters are separated by structured chaotic windows. By performing a linear regression on the linear part of the data, a fractal dimension of D = 0.868 is obtained, with an uncertainty of ±0.012. The chaotic regions exhibit scaling similarity, and it is shown that the devil's staircase of the system can form a backbone that unifies and explains the highly correlated and structured chaotic behavior. These features suggest a system possessing multiple complete devil's staircases. The onset of chaos for subharmonic steps occurs through the Feigenbaum period doubling scenario. Universality in the sequence of periodic windows is also demonstrated. Finally, the influence of the radiation and JJ parameters on the structured chaos is investigated, and it is concluded that the structured chaos is a stable formation over a wide range of parameter values.

  13. The Effect of Annealing on Nanothick Indium Tin Oxide Transparent Conductive Films for Touch Sensors

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    Shih-Hao Chan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to discuss the sheet resistance of ultrathin indium tin oxide (ITO transparent conductive films during the postannealing treatment. The thickness of the ultrathin ITO films is 20 nm. They are prepared on B270 glass substrates at room temperature by a direct-current pulsed magnetron sputtering system. Ultrathin ITO films with high sheet resistance are commonly used for touch panel applications. As the annealing temperature is increased, the structure of the ultrathin ITO film changes from amorphous to polycrystalline. The crystalline of ultrathin ITO films becomes stronger with an increase of annealing temperature, which further leads to the effect of enhanced Hall mobility. A postannealing treatment in an atmosphere can enhance the optical transmittance owing to the filling of oxygen vacancies, but the sheet resistance rises sharply. However, a higher annealing temperature, above 250°C, results in a decrease in the sheet resistance of ultrathin ITO films, because more Sn ions become an effective dopant. An optimum sheet resistance of 336 Ω/sqr was obtained for ultrathin ITO films at 400°C with an average optical transmittance of 86.8% for touch sensor applications.

  14. 奶牛瑟氏泰勒虫P33表面蛋白基因的克隆及序列分析%Cloning and sequence analysis of the dairy COW Theileria sergenti P33 surface protein gene

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    曹世诺; 于龙政; 薛书江; 贾立军; 柴方红; 张守发

    2008-01-01

    研究根据GenBank上发表的牛瑟氏泰勒虫P33表面蛋白的基因序列设计合成1对引物,用PCR方法扩增出了牛瑟氏泰勒虫的基因片段,将该基因纯化后连接到pMDl8-T栽体上,进行序列测定和分析,并用此方法对延边某奶牛场10头奶牛进行了检测.结果表明:10份样品中9份为阳性,所扩增的目的基因核苷酸长为868 bp,共编码283个氨基酸;该段基因片段与牛泰勒虫韩国株核苷酸序列同源性为99.4%,氨基酸同源性为99.3%.

  15. 牛瑟氏泰勒虫P33表面蛋白基因的克隆及在大肠杆菌中的表达%Cloning of P33 surface protein gene of cow Theileria sergenti and its expression in E. coli

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    曹世诺; 于龙政; 薛书江; 周末; 刘廷; 张守发

    2009-01-01

    应用PCR方法扩增了牛瑟氏泰勒虫吉林株P33表面蛋白基因片段,并将扩增产物与pMD18-T载体连接,重组质粒经PCR、双酶切鉴定后测序;构建P33重组pGEX-4T-3表达载体,转化大肠杆菌BL-21,经IPTG诱导表达后.进行SDS-PAGE、免疫印记分析.结果显示,获得P33基因完整开放阅读框长868 bp,编码292个氨基酸,与中国株同源性为99.1%;表达的融合蛋白相对分子质量为59 000,能被牛瑟氏泰勒虫阳性血清识别,表明该融合蛋白具有较好的免疫原性.

  16. Common variants in left/right asymmetry genes and pathways are associated with relative hand skill.

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    Full Text Available Humans display structural and functional asymmetries in brain organization, strikingly with respect to language and handedness. The molecular basis of these asymmetries is unknown. We report a genome-wide association study meta-analysis for a quantitative measure of relative hand skill in individuals with dyslexia [reading disability (RD] (n = 728. The most strongly associated variant, rs7182874 (P = 8.68 × 10(-9, is located in PCSK6, further supporting an association we previously reported. We also confirmed the specificity of this association in individuals with RD; the same locus was not associated with relative hand skill in a general population cohort (n = 2,666. As PCSK6 is known to regulate NODAL in the development of left/right (LR asymmetry in mice, we developed a novel approach to GWAS pathway analysis, using gene-set enrichment to test for an over-representation of highly associated variants within the orthologs of genes whose disruption in mice yields LR asymmetry phenotypes. Four out of 15 LR asymmetry phenotypes showed an over-representation (FDR ≤ 5%. We replicated three of these phenotypes; situs inversus, heterotaxia, and double outlet right ventricle, in the general population cohort (FDR ≤ 5%. Our findings lead us to propose that handedness is a polygenic trait controlled in part by the molecular mechanisms that establish LR body asymmetry early in development.

  17. Influence of in-process cooling on tensile behaviour of friction stir welded joints of AA7039

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    Sharma, Chaitanya, E-mail: chaitanya.sharmaji@gmail.com [Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarkhand 247667 (India); Dwivedi, D.K.; Kumar, Pradeep [Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarkhand 247667 (India)

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    In this investigation, precipitation hardening Al-Zn-Mg alloy AA7039 was friction stir welded with and without in-process cooling in order to investigate the effect of in-process cooling on microstructure and tensile properties of the developed joints. The in-process cooling was employed using compressed air, liquid nitrogen and normal water. The effect of in-process cooling on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the weld joints was investigated by means of optical microscopy, tensile and microhardness tests. Fracture surfaces of the tensile tested weld joints were studied with a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). The in-process cooling decreased the size of heat affected zones (HAZs) and thermo-mechanically affected zones (TMAZs) and also reduced the size of {alpha} aluminum grains in weld nugget zone (WNZ), TMAZs and HAZs. The hardness of the HAZ was found higher than WNZ and TMAZ of the joints developed with in-process cooling while reverse trend was observed for normal joints. In-process cooling with water was found to be more effective than other in-process cooling methods, and had ultimate tensile strength and percentage elongation equivalent to 73.5% and 86.8% of the base metal. In-process cooling changed the fracture location from heat affected zone to weld nugget zone.

  18. Many-body Expanded Analytical Potential Energy Function for Ground State PuOH Molecule

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    LI Yue-Xun; GAO Tao; ZHU Zheng-He

    2006-01-01

    Using the density functional method B3LYP with relativistic effective core potential (RECP) for Pu atom, the low-lying excited states (4∑+, 6∑+, 8∑+) for three structures of PuOH molecule were optimized. The results show that the ground state is X6∑+of the linear Pu-O-H (C∞v), its corresponding equilibrium geometry and dissociation energy are RPu-O=0.20595 nm, RO-H=0.09581 nm and -8.68 eV, respectively. At the same time, two other metastable structures [PuOH (Cs) and H-Pu-O (C∞v)] were found. The analytical potential energy function has also been derived for whole range using the many-body expansion method. This potential energy function represents the considerable topographical features of PuOH molecule in detail, which is adequately accurate in the whole potential surface and can be used for the molecular reaction dynamics research.

  19. Exploration and detection of potential regulatory variants in refractive error GWAS.

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    Liao, Xuan; Lan, ChangJun; Liao, Dan; Tian, Jing; Huang, XiuQi

    2016-01-01

    Refractive error (RE) is a complex multifactorial disease. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have provided significant insight into the genetic architecture and identified plenty of robust genetic variations or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with complex disease. A major current challenge is to convert those resources into causal variants and target genes. We used RegulomeDB and HaploReg to annotate regulatory information onto associated SNPs derived from the two largest RE GWAS, and additional SNPs in linkage disequilibrium (LD) with GWAS significant SNPs. Overall 868 SNPs were investigated, out of which 662 returned RegulomeDB scores of 1 to 6. It was observed that 36 out of those SNPs show strong evidence of regulatory effects with a RegulomeDB score of 1, while only four of them were GWAS significant SNPs (CD55/rs1652333, CNDP2/rs12971120, RDH5/rs3138142 and rs3138144). The results encourage us to explore those putative pathogenic variants, both GWAS significant SNPs as well as the SNPs in LD, for future discernment of functional consequence. This study offers the attractive approach for prioritizing potential functional variants by combining ENCODE data and GWAS information, and provide further insights into the pathogenesis and mechanism and ultimately therapeutics. PMID:27604318

  20. Reproductive outcome and survival of common bottlenose dolphins sampled in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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    Lane, Suzanne M; Smith, Cynthia R; Mitchell, Jason; Balmer, Brian C; Barry, Kevin P; McDonald, Trent; Mori, Chiharu S; Rosel, Patricia E; Rowles, Teresa K; Speakman, Todd R; Townsend, Forrest I; Tumlin, Mandy C; Wells, Randall S; Zolman, Eric S; Schwacke, Lori H

    2015-11-01

    Common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabit bays, sounds and estuaries across the Gulf of Mexico. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, studies were initiated to assess potential effects on these ecologically important apex predators. A previous study reported disease conditions, including lung disease and impaired stress response, for 32 dolphins that were temporarily captured and given health assessments in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA. Ten of the sampled dolphins were determined to be pregnant, with expected due dates the following spring or summer. Here, we report findings after 47 months of follow-up monitoring of those sampled dolphins. Only 20% (95% CI: 2.50-55.6%) of the pregnant dolphins produced viable calves, as compared with a previously reported pregnancy success rate of 83% in a reference population. Fifty-seven per cent of pregnant females that did not successfully produce a calf had been previously diagnosed with moderate-severe lung disease. In addition, the estimated annual survival rate of the sampled cohort was low (86.8%, 95% CI: 80.0-92.7%) as compared with survival rates of 95.1% and 96.2% from two other previously studied bottlenose dolphin populations. Our findings confirm low reproductive success and high mortality in dolphins from a heavily oiled estuary when compared with other populations. Follow-up studies are needed to better understand the potential recovery of dolphins in Barataria Bay and, by extension, other Gulf coastal regions impacted by the spill.

  1. Fabrication of Implantable, Enzyme-Immobilized Glutamate Sensors for the Monitoring of Glutamate Concentration Changes in Vitro and in Vivo

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    Tina T.-C. Tseng

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Glutamate sensors based on the immobilization of glutamate oxidase (GlutOx were prepared by adsorption on electrodeposited chitosan (Method 1 and by crosslinking with glutaraldehyde (Method 2 on micromachined platinum microelectrodes. It was observed that glutamate sensors prepared by Method 1 have faster response time (<2 s and lower detection limit (2.5 ± 1.1 μM compared to that prepared by Method 2 (response time: <5 sec and detection limit: 6.5 ± 1.7 μM; glutamate sensors prepared by Method 2 have a larger linear detection range (20–352 μM and higher sensitivity (86.8 ± 8.8 nA·μM−1·cm−2, N = 12 compared to those prepared by Method 1 (linear detection range: 20–217 μM and sensitivity: 34.9 ± 4.8 nA·μM−1·cm−2, N = 8. The applicability of the glutamate sensors in vivo was also demonstrated. The glutamate sensors were implanted into the rat brain to monitor the stress-induced extracellular glutamate release in the hypothalamus of the awake, freely moving rat.

  2. A study of the population of Paraguay through isonymy.

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    Dipierri, José; Rodriguez-Larralde, Alvaro; Alfaro, Emma; Scapoli, Chiara; Mamolini, Elisabetta; Salvatorelli, Germano; Caramori, Graziano; De Lorenzi, Sonia; Sandri, Massimo; Carrieri, Alberto; Barrai, Italo

    2011-11-01

    In order to describe the isonymic structure of Paraguay, the distribution of 4,843,868 surnames of 2,882,163 persons was studied in the 18 departments and 237 districts of the nation. The correlations between isonymic and geographic distances for departments were r = 0.713 ± 0.052 for Euclidean distance, 0.597 ± 0.074 for Nei's and 0.582 ± 0.076 for Lasker's, and for districts r = 0.320 ± 0.007, 0.235 ± 0.009 and 0.422 ± 0.008, respectively. Average α was 151 for the entire country, 140.6 ± 6.5 for departments and 108.2 ± 2.7 for districts. The geographical distribution of districts'α is compatible with the settlement of subsequent groups of migrants moving from South towards the Centre and North of Paraguay. The geographical analysis of the first three components of Lasker's isonymy distance matrix is in agreement with such a process. The prevalence of Spanish-Amerindian ethnic groups and the relative absence of indigenous surnames (absence due mainly to the forced surname change of 1848) is in agreement with the diffusion of Spanish speaking males over a low-density area populated by indigenous groups. The present distribution of Y-markers and mt-markers in the available studies in most Latin American populations is compatible with this process.

  3. Global transcriptional start site mapping using differential RNA sequencing reveals novel antisense RNAs in Escherichia coli.

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    Thomason, Maureen K; Bischler, Thorsten; Eisenbart, Sara K; Förstner, Konrad U; Zhang, Aixia; Herbig, Alexander; Nieselt, Kay; Sharma, Cynthia M; Storz, Gisela

    2015-01-01

    While the model organism Escherichia coli has been the subject of intense study for decades, the full complement of its RNAs is only now being examined. Here we describe a survey of the E. coli transcriptome carried out using a differential RNA sequencing (dRNA-seq) approach, which can distinguish between primary and processed transcripts, and an automated prediction algorithm for transcriptional start sites (TSS). With the criterion of expression under at least one of three growth conditions examined, we predicted 14,868 TSS candidates, including 5,574 internal to annotated genes (iTSS) and 5,495 TSS corresponding to potential antisense RNAs (asRNAs). We examined expression of 14 candidate asRNAs by Northern analysis using RNA from wild-type E. coli and from strains defective for RNases III and E, two RNases reported to be involved in asRNA processing. Interestingly, nine asRNAs detected as distinct bands by Northern analysis were differentially affected by the rnc and rne mutations. We also compared our asRNA candidates with previously published asRNA annotations from RNA-seq data and discuss the challenges associated with these cross-comparisons. Our global transcriptional start site map represents a valuable resource for identification of transcription start sites, promoters, and novel transcripts in E. coli and is easily accessible, together with the cDNA coverage plots, in an online genome browser.

  4. Virulence factors and drug resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from extraintestinal infections

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    Full Text Available Purpose: To determine the virulence factors produced by Escherichia coli isolated from extraintestinal infections, to study the drug resistance pattern in E. coli with special reference to extended spectrum β -lactamase (ESBL and to evaluate screening methods for ESBL. Methods: A total of 152 isolates of E. coli from various extraintestinal infections were screened for virulence factors such as haemolysin, surface hydrophobicity, serum resistance and protease. All the isolates were also studied for antibiotic susceptibility pattern using modified Kirby Bauer disk diffusion method. ESBL production was screened by standard disk diffusion method and confirmed using phenotypic confirmatory method. Results: Among 152 isolates, 36 (23.7% were haemolytic, 42 (27.6% were hydrophobic, 132 (86.8% were serum resistant and only four were positive for protease. Multiple virulence factor were observed in 67 (44% of isolates. Seventy-nine (51.4% isolates produced ESBL. ESBL producing isolates showed multidrug resistance. There was a significant association ( P < 0.001 between multiple virulence factors and ESBL production by extraintestinal E. coli . Conclusions: The present study shows the expression of virulence factors and multidrug resistance in E. coli isolated from various extraintestinal infections. The study also shows that appropriate methods of detecting drug resistance and ESBL production are required for the judicious use of antibiotics in managing these infections.

  5. On performance testing of gasturbine nozzle blades in a corrosive medium

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    Performance of the nozzle blades GTU manufactured from EhI 868 (KhN60V) heat resistant material having a relatively low yield strength level has been investigated in a complex program under sea salt gas flow conditions. The high temperature fatigue testing in the sea salt gas flow environment has been made at dfferent minimum exit edge temperatures, i.e., 500 deg C, 600 deg C, and 700 deg C. The tests of a number of superalloys reveals that high temperature fatigue strength is enhanced by aluminizing. The testing of blades has been continued following the formation of high temperature fatigue cracks in order to study crack growth kinetics. The entrance and exit edge material has been studied by metallographic techniques. The cracks in the exit edge having tsub(max) = 1050 deg C are found to develop along grain boundaries. In the entrance edge having tsub(max) 985 deg C, the cracks propagate in complicated mode with the intergranular mechanism being predominant

  6. Evaluation of factors affecting plate waste of inpatients in different healthcare settings

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    Antonio Valero Díaz

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction/aims: Satisfaction of inpatients with served food within a hospital care system still constitutes one of the main attempts to modernize food services. The impact of type of menu, food category, hospital centre and timetable on the meals wastage produced in different Spanish healthcare settings, was evaluated. Methods: Meal wastage was measured through a semiquantitative 5-point scale ("nothing on plate"; "¼ on plate"; "half on plate"; "¾ on plate" and "all on plate". The study was carried out in two periods of three months each in 2010 and 2011. A trained person took charge of measuring plate waste classified into 726 servings belonging to 11 menus. In total 31,392 plates were served to 7,868 inpatients. A Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric test (P 0.05. Conclusion: Visual inspections of plate waste might be useful to optimize type and quality of menus served. The type of menu served and the food category could have a great influence on food acceptability by the inpatients studied.

  7. Impacts of Human Activities on the Occurrence of Groundwater Nitrate in an Alluvial Plain: A Multiple Isotopic Tracers Approach

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    Zhonghe Pang; Lijuan Yuan; Tianming Huang; Yanlong Kong; Jilai Liu; Yiman Li

    2013-01-01

    Nitrate pollution is a severe problem in areas with intensive agricultural activities.This study focuses on nitrate occurrence and its constraints in a selected alluvial fan using chemical data combined with environmental isotopic tracers (18O,3H,and 15N).Results show that groundwater nitrate in the study area is as high as 258.0 mg/L (hereafter NO3-) with an average of 86.8 mg/L against national drinking water limit of 45 mg/L and a regional baseline value of 14.4 mg/L.Outside of the riparian zone,nitrate occurrence is closely related to groundwater circulation and application of chemical fertilizer.High groundwater nitrate is found in the recharge area,where nitrate enters into groundwater through vertical infiltration,corresponding to high 3H and enriched 18O in the water.In the riparian zone,on the contrary,the fate of groundwater nitrate is strongly affected by groundwater level.Based on two sampling transects perpendicular to the riverbank,we found that the high level of nitrate corresponds to the deeper water table (25 m) near the urban center,where groundwater is heavily extracted.Groundwater nitrate is much lower (<12.4 mg/L) at localities with a shallow water table (5 m),which is likely caused by denitrification in the aquifer.

  8. Transplantation of mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells for peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the lower extremity

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    Xiaofeng YANG; Yanxiang WU; Hongmei WANG; Yifeng XU; Bo XU; Xin LU; Yibin ZANG; Fa WANG; Yue ZHANG

    2006-01-01

    Objectives To assess the clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of autologous transplantation of mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNCs) for patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) of the lower extremity. Methods A total of 152 patients with PAOD of the lower extremity were enrolled into this non-controlled observational study from November 2003 to March 2006. All patients received subcutaneous injections of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF, 450600 μg/day) for 5 days in order to mobilize stem/progenitor cells; their PBMNCs were collected and transplanted by multiple intramuscular injections into ischemic limbs. Patients were followed up for at least 12 weeks. Results At 12 weeks, primarymanifestations,including lower limb pain and coldness, were significantly improved in 137 (90.1%) of the patients; limb ulcers improved or healed in 46 (86.8%) of the 53 patients, while 25 of the 48 (47.9%) patients with limb gangrene remained steady or improved. Ankle-brachial index (ABI) improved in 33 (22%) of the cases, and TcPO2 increased in 45 (30%) of the cases. Angiography before treatment, and at 12 weeks after treatment, was performed in 10 of the patients and showed formation of new collateral vessels. No severe adverse effects or complications specifically related to cell transplantation were observed. Conclusion Autologous transplantation of G-CSF-mobilized PBMNCs might be a safe and effective treatment for lower limb ischemic disorder.(J Geriatr Cardiol 2006; 3:178-80.)

  9. The role of SnO2 surface coating in the electrochemical performance of Li1.2Mn0.54Co0.13Ni0.13O2 cathode materials

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    Li, Bing; Wang, Jing; Cao, Zulai; Zhang, Peng; Zhao, Jinbao

    2016-09-01

    The manganese metal ions and other transition metal ions in lithium manganite cathode materials will be dissolved into the electrolyte during cycling and storage at charged state, leading to severe capacity fading. Herein, the SnO2-coated Li1.2Mn0.54Co0.13Ni0.13O2 cathode material is prepared successfully by a simple organic liquid-phase method. The data of inductive coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy and ex-XRD suggest that the coating layer can effectively suppress the dissolution of metal ions, which maintains the stability of main structure. The value of the charge transfer impedance is 35.49 Ω cm2 for LLMO-Sn1 after 50 cycles, while the LLMO is 123.30 Ω cm2. The LLMO-Sn1 has the highest discharge capacity of 214.0 mAh·g-1 after 150 cycles in half cell and exhibits the capacity retention of 86.8% after 150 cycles in full-cell. The decomposition reaction peak of LLMO-Sn1 appears at 250.1 °C.

  10. Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid Polymer Nanocomposite Reinforced with Graphene Nanoplatelets

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    Minh-Tai Le

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In the present investigation, we successfully fabricate a hybrid polymer nanocomposite containing epoxy/polyester blend resin and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs by a novel technique. A high intensity ultrasonicator is used to obtain a homogeneous mixture of epoxy/polyester resin and graphene nanoplatelets. This mixture is then mixed with a hardener using a high-speed mechanical stirrer. The trapped air and reaction volatiles are removed from the mixture using high vacuum. The hot press casting method is used to make the nanocomposite specimens. Tensile tests, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA are performed on neat, 0.2 wt %, 0.5 wt %, 1 wt %, 1.5 wt % and 2 wt % GNP-reinforced epoxy/polyester blend resin to investigate the reinforcement effect on the thermal and mechanical properties of the nanocomposites. The results of this research indicate that the tensile strength of the novel nanocomposite material increases to 86.8% with the addition of a ratio of graphene nanoplatelets as low as 0.2 wt %. DMA results indicate that the 1 wt % GNP-reinforced epoxy/polyester nanocomposite possesses the highest storage modulus and glass transition temperature (Tg, as compared to neat epoxy/polyester or the other nanocomposite specimens. In addition, TGA results verify thethermal stability of the experimental specimens, regardless of the weight percentage of GNPs.

  11. A Simple Emergency Prediction Tool for Acute Aortic Dissection.

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    Wen Peng

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A simple emergency risk prediction tool should be developed for clinicians to quickly identify the prognosis of patients with acute aortic dissection.We enrolled 280 patients with acute aortic dissection admitted to emergency department between May 2010 and February 2013. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to identify independent predictors of in-hospital death.The in-hospital mortality of our patients with acute aortic dissection was 32.5%, in-hospital deaths with surgery less than the survived (34.1% VS 54.5%. Multivariate analysis identified that age (≥65 years old, Type A, blood pressure (mean systolic blood pressure ≤ 90 mmHg, neutrophil percentage (≥ 80% and serum D-dimer (≥ 5.0 mg/L were significant predictors of death. With the simple emergency risk prediction tool, scores of all in-hospital deaths were ≥ 3, whereas almost all of the survivors (97.9% had scores < 15. A score of 10 offered the best threshold value, with the highest sensitivity (81.3% and specificity (86.8%.The in-hospital mortality rate of patients with acute aortic dissection is high and can be predicted. Early surgery would be beneficial for in-hospital survive. This tool should be available for clinicians in the emergency department to quickly identify the prognosis of patients with acute aortic dissection.

  12. Parental Socialization of Emotion: How Mothers Respond to their Children’s Emotions in Turkey

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    Ebru Ersay

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Several research studies suggest a link between parents’ emotion socialization and children’s social competence and behavior problems. Parents contribute to their children’s emotion socialization, more directly, through responses to their children’s emotions. Early emotion socialization experiences with parents establish patterns of emotion experience, expression, and regulation that children carry into their broader social circles. Few scales exist to document parents’ responses to children’s emotions. The aim of this study was to document mothers’ responses to their children’s sadness, anger, fear, and being overjoyed. A study sample of 868 mothers of preschoolers completed the questionnaire in Turkey. The validity and reliability properties of the Responses to Children’s Emotions (RCE Questionnaire were also examined. We found that mothers in Turkey preferred to respond differently to children’s different emotions. Mothers’ responses generally did not differ according to the gender of their children; the only difference was found for sadness. Mothers’ responses to their children’s emotions related to the children’s and mothers’ ages, monthly family income, levels of mothers’ education, mothers’ employment status, birth order of children, and the city they lived in. This study is important in that it is the first to document mothers’ emotion socialization strategies for their children in terms of one positive and three negative emotions.

  13. Analysis of the 27.03 day Period found in Synoptic Data from NSO-Kitt Peak

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    Henney, C. J.; Harvey, J. W.

    2001-05-01

    Over 25 years of synoptic data from the NSO-Kitt Peak Vacuum Telescope (KPVT) is used to investigate recent reports of a 27.03 day period observed in solar wind and solar surface magnetic field data. We present analysis of this signal using time series of integrated KPVT full-disk measurements of the magnetic flux in 868.8 nm and the line equivalent width in 1083.0 nm. In particular, we analyze the coherency of the 27.03 day signal, along with a search for potential solar surface sources of the signal. As a measure the coherency, a phase coherency spectrum was created using the signal phase measured for different segments of the time series. For comparison, we also analyze the international sunspot number (ISN) for the same period as the KPVT time series, along with the full period of the ISN time series. Similar to earlier results, we find that the signal is coherent for the last few decades but not over longer time periods. By constructing maps of the surface distribution of activity synchronized to different rotation periods, we find that the origin of the signal is long-lived complexes of active regions. This research was supported in part by the Office of Navel Research Grant N00014-91-J-1040. The NSO-Kitt Peak data used here are produced cooperatively by NSF/AURA, NASA/GSFC, and NOAA/SEC.

  14. ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL INTENSITY OF SEDIMENT TRANSPORT ON SELECTED REACH OF THE NER RIVER

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    Ewelina Szałkiewicz

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to perform a simulation of sediment transport for the section of the river Ner, while also utilizing GIS tools. Using the ArcGIS numerical model of channel and stream valleys were developed, and motion simulations and sediment transport set for 5 ten-year periods were performed in HEC-RAS. Updated geometries after the simulations were created using the tools of RAS Mapper. ArcGIS was used again for analysing the results. It was used to generate ordinates of bottom in the initial state and final. The difference between them illustrated the magnitude of erosion and accumulation. The process of erosion occurred in 13 sections of the analysed model (the standard differential ordinates negative, while the accumulation in 53 sections. The maximum value of shallowing bottom was 1.24 m (cross-section at km 18 + 868, while the largest deepening occurred at km 8 + 654 (– 0.76 m. All values, using ArcGIS, were marked on othophotomap.

  15. [Bioaugmentation of hydrogen producing bacteria on operation of bio-hydrogen producing reactor].

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    Qin, Zhi; Ren, Nan-qi; Li, Jian-zheng

    2007-12-01

    Hydrogen producing strain Ethanoligenens sp. B49 was inoculated into activated sludge of continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR)to bioaugment hydrogen production. Hydrogen production capacities, compositions of fermentation products and pH value before and after bioaugmentation were investigated. When organic loading rate was 12 kg/(m3 x d), bioaugmentation of hydrogen producing strain enhanced hydrogen production rate and improved the composition of fermentation products significantly. After bioaugmentation, hydrogen production rate increased from 3.6 mmol/(kg x d) to 5.7 mmol/(kg x d), which was 1.5 times as that before bioaugmentation. Before bioaugmentation, average concentration of ethanol, acetic acid and propionic acid were 6.8 mmol/L, 5.3 mmol/L, 4.8 mmol/L respectively, while after bioaugmentation, those were 10.5 mmol/L, 7.5 mmol/L and 1.7 mmol/L respectively. Ethanol and acetic acid accounted for 86.8% in total fermentative products after bioaugmentation, while only 72% before bioaugmentation. pH value of effluent dropped from 4.5-4.7 to 4.3. Bioaugmentation of hydrogen producing strain is helpful to promote the formation of ethanol-type fermentation in low organic loading rate.

  16. The Relationship between Dental Caries and Some Socio-economic Factors in 35- 44 Years Old Adults in Some Urban Areas of Sistan & Baluchestan

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    Full Text Available Introduction: In order to improve the oral health, systematic analysis of oral health condition and related factors should be conducted. This study aimed to evaluate dental caries and some related factors in 35-44 years old men & women in five urban areas of Sistan and Baluchestan in 2009-2010. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 550 people were chosen by random stratified clustering in five different urban areas of the province. All participants were examined and the DMFT index was determined. Demographic and social information and their oral health behaviors were registered in a questionnaire which was composed of 11 questions. The data were analyzed by SPSS (version 17 and descriptive statistic methods. Results: Statistical analysis showed that average of DMFT was 10.05 ± 7.186. DMFT in females (11.43 ± 7.5 was more than males (8.68 ± 6.6 significantly (P 0.05 Conclusion: Results of this study could be used by public health managers to plan and evaluate public health in the future. With an emphasis on improving high risk patients’ situation, appropriate interventions can be designed to achieve good results in the short and long term

  17. Application of mind map on the teaching of‘Nursing Psychology’%思维导图在《护理心理学》教学中的应用效果

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    李莉; 龙霖; 赵莉

    2015-01-01

    目的:评价思维导图在《护理心理学》教学中的应用效果。方法将2012级护理本科的2个班分别作为观察组(n=178)和对照组(n=181),观察组采用思维导图教学法,对照组采用传统方法进行授课,收集观察组对思维导图法的评价,比较两组学生期末考试成绩。结果观察组对思维导图教学法持肯定态度,各项分值均>3分。观察组考试成绩为(80.52±8.43)分,对照组为(78.13±8.68)分,差异有统计学意义(t=2.64,P3. The examination score of observation group was (80.52 ±8. 43) compared with (78. 13 ± 8. 68) in the control group (t =2. 64,P <0. 01). Conclusions The utilization of mind map for the teaching of ‘Nursing Psychology’ can optimize the class teaching effects, and improve the leaning efficacy, studying interesting and academic record.

  18. Application of gamma-ray irradiation technique to select, create and develop super rice with high quality to substitute the imported hybrid rice

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    Three varieties NPT3, BQ and TQ14 were selected by irradiation ray source Gamma Co-60 with dry seed, 13% grain moisture and created at 25-30 krad. NPT3 is super rice varieties with characteristics such as: extremely short growing period (105-110 day crop; 130- 135 days in the spring, the average yield of 9-10 tones/ha), quality, stem, leaf stand, suitable for intensive capability, able to resist pests and unfavorable conditions especially the elements of productivity (amylase from 15-16%) and mass produced including hybrid rice as Nhi Uu 868, Thien Nguyen Uu 9, HYT100, etc. BQ rice varieties were high quality, average productivity gain of 7.5- 8.0 ton/ha, equivalent to hybrid rice, short growth period (105-110 days in summer season; 120- 130 days in spring season), and quality rice: content 18-20% amylose, rice delicious, supple as BC15. TQ14 varieties was planted in 2 seasons/ year, with agricultural and biological characteristics as Khang-Dan18 mutant with wide adaptation, high yield potential, the average gain from 5.9 to 6.2 tones/ha, short growth period (105-110 days in summer season, 130-135 days in spring season), insect resistance, quality of rice suitable for manufacturing technology like noodles, instant noodles, rice noodles, Ethanol. (author)

  19. Unsupervised segmentation of heel-strike IMU data using rapid cluster estimation of wavelet features.

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    Yuwono, Mitchell; Su, Steven W; Moulton, Bruce D; Nguyen, Hung T

    2013-01-01

    When undertaking gait-analysis, one of the most important factors to consider is heel-strike (HS). Signals from a waist worn Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) provides sufficient accelerometric and gyroscopic information for estimating gait parameter and identifying HS events. In this paper we propose a novel adaptive, unsupervised, and parameter-free identification method for detection of HS events during gait episodes. Our proposed method allows the device to learn and adapt to the profile of the user without the need of supervision. The algorithm is completely parameter-free and requires no prior fine tuning. Autocorrelation features (ACF) of both antero-posterior acceleration (aAP) and medio-lateral acceleration (aML) are used to determine cadence episodes. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) features of signal peaks during cadence are extracted and clustered using Swarm Rapid Centroid Estimation (Swarm RCE). Left HS (LHS), Right HS (RHS), and movement artifacts are clustered based on intra-cluster correlation. Initial pilot testing of the system on 8 subjects show promising results up to 84.3%±9.2% and 86.7%±6.9% average accuracy with 86.8%±9.2% and 88.9%±7.1% average precision for the segmentation of LHS and RHS respectively. PMID:24109847

  20. Screening of Lignocellulose-Degrading Superior Mushroom Strains and Determination of Their CMCase and Laccase Activity

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    Li Fen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to screen lignocellulose-degrading superior mushroom strains ten strains of mushrooms (Lentinus edodes939, Pholiota nameko, Lentinus edodes868, Coprinus comatus, Macrolepiota procera, Auricularia auricula, Hericium erinaceus, Grifola frondosa, Pleurotus nebrodensis, and Shiraia bambusicola were inoculated onto carboxymethylcellulose agar-Congo red plates to evaluate their ability to produce carbomethyl cellulase (CMCase. The results showed that the ratio of transparent circle to mycelium circle of Hericium erinaceus was 8.16 (P<0.01 higher than other strains. The filter paper culture screening test showed that Hericium erinaceus and Macrolepiota procera grew well and showed extreme decomposition of the filter paper. When cultivated in guaiacol culture medium to detect their abilities to secrete laccase, Hericium erinaceus showed the highest ability with the largest reddish brown circles of 4.330 cm. CMCase activity determination indicated that Coprinus comatus and Hericium erinaceus had the ability to produce CMCase with 33.92 U/L on the 9th day and 22.58 U/L on the 10th day, respectively, while Coprinus comatus and Pleurotus nebrodensis had the ability to produce laccase with 496.67 U/L and 489.17 U/L on the 16th day and 18th day. Based on the results, Coprinus comatus might be the most promising lignocellulose-degrading strain to produce both CMCase and laccase at high levels.

  1. CHARACTERISTICS, STABILITY AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA (Leuconostoc sp ISOLATED FROM BROILER’S CAECUM DURING STORAGE

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    S. Sumarsih

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Lactic acid bacteria (LAB is one of the natural microbe which widely used as fermentation agents.The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics, stability and antimicrobial properties oflactic acid bacteria (Leuconostoc sp isolated from broiler’s caecum during storage. This research wasconducted by the Complete Randomized Design with 4 treatments (time of storage: 0, 2, 4 dan 6 weekswith 12 replications. Parameters observed were total number and stability properties of Leuconostoc spisolate which known as lactic acid bacteria. The results obtained total number of Leuconostoc sp isolatewere significantly (P<0.05 decreased from 8 x 107 to 1 x 103 Colony Forming Unit (CFU/mL duringstorage. Stability properties of Leuconostoc sp isolate were not affected by the time of storage.Antimicrobial activity of Leuconostoc sp were significantly (P<0.05 decreased from 9.94 to 8.68, 7.23and 6.14 mm during storage at 2, 4 and 6 weeks.

  2. Three sub-Jupiter-mass planets: WASP-69b & WASP-84b transit active K dwarfs and WASP-70Ab transits the evolved primary of a G4+K3 binary

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    Anderson, D R; Delrez, L; Doyle, A P; Faedi, F; Fumel, A; Gillon, M; Chew, Y Gómez Maqueo; Hellier, C; Jehin, E; Lendl, M; Maxted, P F L; Pepe, F; Pollacco, D; Queloz, D; Ségransan, D; Skillen, I; Smalley, B; Smith, A M S; Southworth, J; Triaud, A H M J; Turner, O D; Udry, S; West, R G

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    We report the discovery of the transiting exoplanets WASP-69b, WASP-70Ab and WASP-84b, each of which orbits a bright star (V~10). WASP-69b is a bloated Saturn-mass planet (0.26 M$_{\\rm Jup}$, 1.06 R$_{\\rm Jup}$) in a 3.868-d period around an active mid-K dwarf. We estimate a stellar age of 1 Gyr from both gyrochronological and age-activity relations, though an alternative gyrochronological relation suggests an age of 3 Gyr. ROSAT detected X-rays at a distance of 60$\\pm$27 arcsec from WASP-69. If the star is the source then the planet could be undergoing mass-loss at a rate of ~10$^{12}$ g s$^{-1}$. This is 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than the evaporation rate estimated for HD 209458b and HD 189733b, both of which have exhibited anomalously-large Lyman-{\\alpha} absorption during transit. WASP-70Ab is a sub-Jupiter-mass planet (0.59 M$_{\\rm Jup}$, 1.16R$_{\\rm Jup}$) in a 3.713-d orbit around the primary of a spatially-resolved G4+K3 binary, with a separation of 3.3 arcsec ($\\geq$800 AU). We exploit the binar...

  3. Prevalence of neural tube defects and folic acid knowledge and consumption--Puerto Rico, 1996-2006.

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    2008-01-11

    Birth defects are one of the leading causes of infant mortality in both the mainland United States and Puerto Rico. Neural tube defects (NTDs) are serious birth defects of the spine and brain; two of the most common NTDs are spina bifida and anencephaly. In the United States, NTD prevalence is higher among Hispanic women than among non-Hispanic white or non-Hispanic black women. In Puerto Rico, where most residents are Hispanic, the prevalence of NTDs (8.68 per 10,000 live births) is higher than in the mainland United States (5.59). Consumption of folic acid before and during early pregnancy can prevent NTDs. To assess trends in NTD prevalence and prevalence of knowledge and consumption of folic acid supplements in Puerto Rico, data were analyzed from the Birth Defects Surveillance System (BDSS) for 1996-2005 and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for 1997-2006. This report describes the results of those analyses, which indicated that prevalence of folic acid knowledge and consumption among women of childbearing age increased from 1997 to 2003 but decreased from 2003 to 2006. During similar periods, NTD prevalence declined from 1996 to 2003 but did not change significantly from 2003 to 2005. To resume the decline in prevalence of NTDs, additional measures might be needed to increase folic acid supplement use among Puerto Rican women of childbearing age. PMID:18185495

  4. Aqueous Hybrids of Silica Nanoparticles and Hydrophobically Associating Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide Used for EOR in High-Temperature and High-Salinity Reservoirs

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    Dingwei Zhu

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Water-soluble polymers are known to be used in chemically enhanced oil recovery (EOR processes, but their applications are limited in high-temperature and high-salinity oil reservoirs because of their inherent poor salt tolerance and weak thermal stability. Hydrophobic association of partially hydrolyzed polyacryamide (HAHPAM complexed with silica nanoparticles to prepare nano-hybrids is reported in this work. The rheological and enhanced oil recovery (EOR properties of such hybrids were studied in comparison with HAHPAM under simulated high-temperature and high-salinity oil reservoir conditions (T: 85 °C; total dissolved solids: 32,868 mg∙L−1; [Ca2+] + [Mg2+]: 873 mg∙L−1. It was found that the apparent viscosity and elastic modulus of HAHPAM solutions increased with addition of silica nanoparticles, and HAHPAM/silica hybrids exhibit better shear resistance and long-term thermal stability than HAHPAM in synthetic brine. Moreover, core flooding tests show that HAHPAM/silica hybrid has a higher oil recovery factor than HAHPAM solution.

  5. A systematic review of the role of C4d in the diagnosis of acute antibody-mediated rejection.

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    Sapir-Pichhadze, Ruth; Curran, Simon P; John, Rohan; Tricco, Andrea C; Uleryk, Elizabeth; Laupacis, Andreas; Tinckam, Kathryn; Sis, Banu; Beyene, Joseph; Logan, Alexander G; Kim, S Joseph

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    In this study, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to re-evaluate the role of C4d in the diagnosis of acute antibody-mediated rejection of kidney allografts. Electronic databases were searched until September 2013. Eligible studies allowed derivation of diagnostic tables for the performance of C4d by immunofluorescence or immunohistochemistry with comparison to histopathological features of acute antibody-mediated rejection and/or donor-specific antibody (DSA) assays. Of 3492 unique abstracts, 29 studies encompassing 3485 indication and 868 surveillance biopsies were identified. Assessment of C4d by immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry exhibited slight to moderate agreement with glomerulitis, peritubular capillaritis, solid-phase DSA assays, DSA with glomerulitis, and DSA with peritubular capillaritis. The sensitivity and specificity of C4d varied as a function of C4d and comparator test thresholds. Prognostically, the presence of C4d was associated with inferior allograft survival compared with DSA or histopathology alone. Thus, our findings support the presence of complement-dependent and -independent phenotypes of acute antibody-mediated rejection. Whether the presence of C4d in combination with histopathology or DSA should be considered for the diagnosis of acute antibody-mediated rejection warrants further study. PMID:24827778

  6. Subunit structure of karatasin, the proteinase isolated from Bromelia plumieri (karatas).

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    Montes, C; Amador, M; Cuevas, D; Cordoba, F

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    Close to 15% of the karatasin proteinase activity in the fruit juice of Bromelia plumieri (karatas) is present outside dialysis Visking tubing in 7 days in 0.2 M acetate buffer (pH) 3.5 or 6.5) containing phenyl mercuric acetate. The small proteinase(s), distinct from the 85% activity in juice due to nondialysable karatasin with a reported Mr of 24,868, separates across Spectrapore (13 kDa) membranes but not across Spectrapore with 3.5 kDa average pore diameter. The dialyzed proteinase is named karatasin-D (K-D). Purified non-Dialysable karatasin can be dissociated to what seems to be K-D by incubation in a buffer solution, containing SDS and 2-mercaptoethanol with phenyl mercuric acetate, in dialysis experiments for 8 days at room temperature using Spectrapore 13 kDa tubing. Thus, native karatasin in B. plumieri fruit juice seem to be the result of association of 2 small molecular mass K-D subunits, linked together by disulfide bonds and electrostatic forces, in equilibrium with small amounts of free K-D molecules. The amino acid composition and partial sequence of karatasin up to the 14th position from the amino terminus have discrete analogies with papain and with stem bromelain.

  7. Kinetics of hexavalent chromium reduction by iron metal

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    Huijing QIAN; Yanjun WU; Yong LIU; Xinhua XU

    2008-01-01

    The kinetics of Cr(Ⅵ) reduction to Cr(Ⅲ) by metallic iron (Fe0) was studied in batch reactors for a range of reactant concentrations, pH and temperatures. Nearly 86.8% removal efficiency for Cr(Ⅵ) was achieved when Fe0 concentration was 6 g/L (using commercial iron powder (200 mesh) I n 120 min). The reduction ofhexavalent chro-mium took place on the surface of the iron particles following pseudo-first order kinetics. The rate of Cr(Ⅵ) reduction increased with increasing Fe0 addition and temperature but inversely with initial pH. The pseudo-first-order rate coeffi-cients (kobs) were determined as 0.0024, 0.010, 0.0268 and 0.062 8 min-1 when iron powder dosages were 2, 6, 10 and 14 g/L at 25℃ and pH 5.5, respectively. According to the Arrehenius equation, the apparent activation energy of 26.5 kJ/mol and pre-exponential factor of 3 330 min-1 were obtained at the temperature range of 288-308 K. Different Fe0 types were compared in this study. The reactivity was in the order starch-stabilized Fe0 nanoparticlesFe0 nano-particlesFe0 powderFe0 filings. Electrochemical analysis of the reaction process showed that Cr(Ⅲ) and Fe(Ⅲ) hydroxides should be the dominant final products.

  8. Evolution of antimicrobial resistance and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children with invasive and noninvasive pneumococcal diseases in Algeria from 2005 to 2012.

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    Ramdani-Bouguessa, N; Ziane, H; Bekhoucha, S; Guechi, Z; Azzam, A; Touati, D; Naim, M; Azrou, S; Hamidi, M; Mertani, A; Laraba, A; Annane, T; Kermani, S; Tazir, M

    2015-07-01

    Pneumococcal infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) has dramatically reduced the incidence of pneumococcal diseases. PCVs are not currently being used in Algeria. We conducted a prospective study from 2005 to 2012 in Algeria to determine antimicrobial drug resistance and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae from children with pneumococcal disease. Among 270 isolated strains from children, 97 (36%) were invasive disease; of these, 48% were not susceptible to penicillin and 53% not susceptible to erythromycin. A high rate of antimicrobial nonsusceptibility was observed in strains isolated from children with meningitis. The serotype distribution from pneumococci isolated from children with invasive infections was (by order of prevalence): 14, 1, 19F, 19A, 6B, 5, 3, 6A and 23F. Multidrug resistance was observed in serotypes 14, 19F, 19A and 6B. The vaccine coverage of serotypes isolated from children aged <5 years was 55.3% for PCV7, 71.1% for PCV10 and 86.8% for PCV13. Our results highlight the burden of pneumococcal disease in Algeria and the increasing S. pneumoniae antibiotic resistance. The current pneumococcal vaccines cover a high percentage of the circulating strains. Therefore, vaccination would reduce the incidence of pneumococcal disease in Algeria. PMID:26106481

  9. Establishment and characteristics of a Yunnan pony ear marginal fibroblast cell line%云南矮马耳缘组织成纤维细胞系的建立及其生物学特性

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    周向梅; 马月辉; 关伟军; 赵德明

    2004-01-01

    A Yunnan pony ear marginal tissue fibroblast cell line (NYPEM 2/2) was successfully established using the explant of the ear marginal tissue and then trypsinization the cells from the outgrowth. Observations on cell morphology and dynamic growth, analysis of karyotype and isoenzymes of lactate dehydrogenase and malate dehydrogenase were carried out. The expression of recombinant green fluorescence protein in the cells were also undertaken. The results showed that the population doubling time (PDT) of the cells was 24 h; the frequency of cell chromosome number to be 2n = 64 was 92.9%; the banding patterns of the isozymes of the two enzymes had significant difference between the Yunnan pony ear marginal fibroblast cell line and the fibroblast cell lines of PEM 2/2, MSHEM 2/2 and BLCHE 2/2 derived from the Picdmont bovine ear, Mongolian ovine ear and Beijing local chicken embryo respectively. Tests for the contamination from bacteria, fungi or mycoplasma were negative; the transfection efficiency for the recombinant plasmid was 32.3%. This newly established cell line make the Yunnan pony breed, a national important genetic resource preserved at cell level, as well as will provide an effective experimental material for genetic studies on the Yunnan pony [ Acta Zoologica Sinica 50(5): 863-868, 2004].

  10. Early childhood leukemia incidence trends in Brazil.

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    Reis, Rejane de Souza; Santos, Marceli de Oliveira; de Camargo, Beatriz; Oliveira, Julio Fernando Pinto; Thuler, Luiz Claudio Santos; Pombo-de-Oliveira, Maria S

    2016-03-01

    Incidence rates of childhood leukemia vary between different regions of the world. The objective of this study was to test possible trends in incidence rate of early childhood leukemia (children leukemia was 61 per million. The AAIR for acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) was 44 per million and nonlymphoid acute leukemia (NLAL) was 14 per million. The median ALL/NLAL ratio was 3.0, suggesting higher incidence rate of NLAL in these settings. The joinpoint analysis demonstrated increased leukemia incidence rate in João Pessoa (AAPC = 20; 95% CI: 3.5, 39.4) and Salvador (AAPC = 8.68; 95% CI: 1.0, 16.9), respectively, whereas incidence rate in São Paulo PBCR decreased (AAPC = -4.02%; 95% CI: -6.1%, -1.9%). Correlation between ALL AAIR and selected variables of socioeconomic (SES) factors was not observed. Increased AAIR regionally overtime was observed. However, the interpretation for such phenomenon should be cautious because it might reflect the access to health care, diagnosis procedures, and improvement of PBCR´s quality. The observed trend supports the necessity of further ecological studies. PMID:26925506

  11. Coverage of cervical cancer screening in Catalonia for the period 2008-2011 among immigrants and Spanish-born women.

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    Full Text Available Background: The Public Health system in Catalonia, Spain provides a free of charge opportunistic cervical cancer screening. In June 2006 a revised recommendations for cervical cancer screening was introduced to increase coverage and to promote a three-year interval between screening tests. Aim: This study examines cervical cancer screening coverage and prevalence of cytology abnormalities in Catalonia by immigration status.Methods: The study analyses the cytologies registered among women aged 25-65 that have been attended at the Primary Health Centers (PHC for any reason (n=1,242,105 during 2008-11. Coverage was estimated from Governmental data base Information System Primary Care (SISAP that includes 77% of PHC. The database is anonymous, and includes information on age, country of birth, diagnostic center and cytology results Results: During the period 2008-2011, 758,690 smears were performed in a total of 595,868 women over 14 years, of whom 18.3% were immigrants. Cytology coverage was higher among immigrant women compared to Spanish born (51.2% and 39% respectively. Immigrant women also had a higher prevalence of abnormal Paps compared to the Spanish population, 4.9% and 3.3% respectively.Conclusion: Immigrant women in Catalonia have a good access to the Public Health Services and to cervical cancer screening facilities. The higher prevalence of abnormal cytologies in immigrant women compared to native women indicates the relevance to prioritize cervical cancer screening activities on a regular base in new comers.

  12. Preparation and evaluation of nattokinase-loaded self-double-emulsifying drug delivery system

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, we prepared nattokinase-loaded self-double-emulsifying drug delivery system (SDEDDS and investigated its preliminary pharmacodynamics. The type and concentration of oil phase, inner aqueous phase and emulsifier were screened to prepare optimum nattokinase-loaded SDEDDS. Next, the optimum formulations were characterized based on microstructure, volume-weighted mean droplet size, self-emulsifying rate, yield, storage stability, in vitro release and in vivo pharmacodynamics studies. The water/oil/water multiple emulsions exhibited typical multiple structure, with relatively small volume-weighted mean droplet size 6.0 ± 0.7 μm and high self-emulsifying ability (self-emulsifying time <2 min. Encapsulation of nattokinase was up to 86.8 ± 8.2%. The cumulative release of nattokinase within 8 h was about 30%, exhibiting a sustained release effect. The pharmacodynamics study indicated that nattokinase-loaded SDEDDS could significantly prolong the whole blood clotting time in mouse and effectively improve the carrageenan-induced tail thrombosis compared with nattokinase solution. Moreover, we showed that SDEDDS could successfully self-emulsify into water/oil/water multiple emulsions upon dilution in dispersion medium with gentle stirring and effectively protect nattokinase activity in gastric environment. Our findings suggested that SDEDDS could be a promising strategy for peptide and protein drugs by oral administration.

  13. Sensitivity and specificity of CT colonography for the detection of colonic neoplasia after positive faecal occult blood testing: systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Plumb, Andrew A.; Pendse, Douglas A.; Taylor, Stuart A. [University College London, Centre for Medical Imaging, London (United Kingdom); Halligan, Steve [University College London, Centre for Medical Imaging, London (United Kingdom); University College London, University College Hospital, Centre for Medical Imaging, Podium Level 2, London (United Kingdom); Mallett, Susan [University of Oxford, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford (United Kingdom)

    2014-05-15

    CT colonography (CTC) is recommended after positive faecal occult blood testing (FOBt) when colonoscopy is incomplete or infeasible. We aimed to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of CTC for colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps following positive FOBt via systematic review. The MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED and Cochrane Library databases were searched for CTC studies reporting sensitivity and specificity for colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps. Included subjects had tested FOBt-positive by guaiac or immunochemical methods. Per-patient detection rates were summarized via forest plots. Meta-analysis of sensitivity and specificity was conducted using a bivariate random effects model and the average operating point calculated. Of 538 articles considered, 5 met inclusion criteria, describing results from 622 patients. Research study quality was good. CTC had a high per-patient average sensitivity of 88.8 % (95 % CI 83.6 to 92.5 %) for ≥6 mm adenomas or colorectal cancer, with low between-study heterogeneity. Specificity was both more heterogeneous and lower, at an average of 75.4 % (95 % CI 58.6 to 86.8 %). Few studies have investigated CTC in FOBt-positive individuals. CTC is sensitive at a ≥6 mm threshold but specificity is lower and variable. Despite the limited data, these results suggest that CTC may adequately substitute for colonoscopy when the latter is undesirable. (orig.)

  14. Life History of the Tamarind Weevil, Sitophilus linearis (Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, on Tamarind Seed

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    James Adebayo Ojo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The tamarind weevil, Sitophilus linearis Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, is an important pest of tamarind and other Caesalpinioideae. Investigating its life history is important in the implementation of management strategy. Its life history was monitored daily to understand its developmental biology on tamarind seed following standard procedures under laboratory conditions of 24–30°C temperature, 60–70% relative humidity, and 12L : 12D photoperiod. The egg incubation period lasted 3.17 ± 0.07 days. A mated female of S. linearis laid an average of 165 ± 5.78 eggs during an oviposition period of 86.8 ± 2.47 days. There were four larval instars, with a total larval developmental period of 16 days. The pupal period lasted 8 days, and adult lived 108.5 ± 3.61 days. The overall growth ratio for the four instars was 1.33. There was a regular relationship and significant correlation (r=0.94 between the stages of larval development and head capsule width.

  15. Radiometric calibration stability of the EO-1 advanced land imager: 5 years on-orbit

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    Markham, B.L.; Ong, L.; Barsi, J.A.; Mendenhall, J.A.; Lencioni, D.E.; Helder, D.L.; Hollaren, D.M.; Morfitt, R.

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    The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) was developed as a prototype sensor for follow on missions to Landsat-7. It was launched in November 2000 on the Earth Observing One (EO-1) satellite as a nominal one-year technology demonstration mission. As of this writing, the sensor has continued to operate in excess of 5 years. Six of the ALl's nine multi-spectral (MS) bands and the panchromatic band have similar spectral coverage as those on the Landsat-7 ETM+. In addition to on-board lamps, which have been significantly more stable than the lamps on ETM+, the ALI has a solar diffuser and has imaged the moon monthly since launch. This combined calibration dataset allows understanding of the radiometric stability of the ALI system, its calibrators and some differentiation of the sources of the changes with time. The solar dataset is limited as the mechanism controlling the aperture to the solar diffuser failed approximately 18 months after launch. Results over 5 years indicate that: the shortest wavelength band (443 nm) has degraded in response about 2%; the 482 nm and 565 nm bands decreased in response about 1%; the 660 nm, 790 nm and 868 nm bands each degraded about 5%; the 1250 nm and 1650 nm bands did not change significantly and the 2215 nm band increased in response about 2%.

  16. Syntheses of Binuclear Copper(Ⅰ)Complexes Containing Benzimidazole

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    LIU Ying-Fan; ZHAO Dong; GUO Li-Bing; ZHENG Xin; SUN Yu-An

    2005-01-01

    A binuclear copper(Ⅰ) complex [Cu2(dppm)2(C7H6N2)2](NO3)2 (C7H6N2 = benzimidazole, dppm = Ph2PCH2PPh2) has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography.The crystal belongs to monoclinic, space group C2/c with a = 14.167(3), b = 21.209(4), c =20.680(4) A, β = 103.93(3)°, C32H28CuN3O3P2, Mr = 628.05, Z = 8,μ = 0.868 mm-1, V = 6031 (2)(。A)3,F(000) = 2592, Dc= 1.383 g/cm3, R = 0.0593 and wR = 0.1736.A total of 5297 independent reflec tions were collected, of which 3503 were observed with I > 2σ(I).The central copper atom is tri-coordinated by phosphorus atoms from bridging dppm and nitrogen atom from benzimidazole.In the coordination sphere, the bond lengths of Cu-P(1) and Cu-P(2) are 2.2607(17) and 2.2503(16)(。A),respectively and the P-Cu-P bond angle is 127.26(6)°.

  17. Hydrophobic poly(alkoxysilane) organogels as sorbent material for oil spill cleanup.

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    Ozan Aydin, Gulsah; Bulbul Sonmez, Hayal

    2015-07-15

    In this study, reusable poly(alkoxysilane) organogels with high absorption capacities were synthesized by the condensation of a cyclo aliphatic glycol (UNOXOL™) and altering the chain length of the alkyltriethoxysilanes. The structural and thermal properties of cross-linked poly(alkoxysilane) polymers were determined by FTIR, solid-state (13)C and (29)Si CPMAS NMR and TGA. The oil absorbency of poly(alkoxysilane)s was determined through oil absorption tests, absorption and desorption kinetics. Results showed that the highest oil absorbency capacities were found to be 295% for hexane, 389% for euro diesel, 428% for crude oil, 652% for gasoline, 792% for benzene, 792% for toluene, 868% for tetrahydrofuran, and 1060% for dichloromethane for the poly(alkoxysilane) gels based on UNOXOL™ and dodecyltriethoxysilane. Owing to their hydrophobic structure, the poly(alkoxysilane) organogels can selectively absorb crude oil from water. The reusability of the absorbents was quantitatively investigated, demonstrating that absorbents can be used effectively at least nine times. PMID:26002096

  18. Larvicidal and Histopathological Effects of Andrographis paniculata Leaf Extract against Culex quinquefasciatus Larva

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    Full Text Available Andrographis paniculata leaf aqueous extract over 0.5, 1, 3, 5, and 24 h were determined to contain the highest amount of total phenolic compound and was used to evaluate mosquito larvicidal properties against Culex quinquefasciatus at varies concentrations (3.125, 6.25, 12.5, and 25 ppm by determining the median and 90 % lethal concentration, LC50 and LC90, respectively, within 24 h and by histological analysis. The results revealed that the total phenolic compound measurement in each time extraction were 7.97, 8.68, 7.16, 6.70, and 5.78 mg/g GAE, respectively. The one hour aqueous extract of A. paniculata leaf expressed the 24-h LC50 and LC90 values in C. quinquefasciatus which were 15.93 and 28.23 ppm, respectively. Dose dependent lesions were observed. Under histological analysis, midgut lesions, i.e., separation of the epithelial cells from the basement membrane, elongation protruding into the lumen, disruption of the brush border, and the appearance of several vesicles and cytoplasm masses were observed in this study. The present study reveals that the aqueous extract of this leaf has a suitable property for a larvicidal natural product, and may replace harmful chemical pesticides.

  19. Collection of peripheral progenitor cells: a comparison between Amicus and Cobe-Spectra blood cell separators.

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    Adorno, Gaspare; Del Proposto, Gianpaolo; Palombi, Francesca; Bruno, Antonio; Ballatore, Giovanna; Postorino, Massimiliano; Tendas, Andrea; Del Poeta, Giovanni; Isacchi, Giancarlo; Amadori, Sergio

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    The authors compared the efficiency of two different blood cell separators (Amicus and Cobe-Spectra) in collecting peripheral blood progenitor cells for autologous or homologous transplantation. A total number of 129 procedures were performed, 36 with Spectra, 93 with Amicus. There was no difference between Spectra and Amicus efficiencies for CD34+ cell collection (46.685% vs 46.235%; p=n.s) but the platelet efficiencies were 17.31% and 12.54% respectively (p=0.04) and, if autologous and allogeneic collections were considered separately, a marked difference resulted in allogeneic platelet efficiency between 6 Spectra and 23 Amicus procedures (26.83% vs 8.68%, p=0.0004). The authors were able to demonstrate that in 70 Amicus autologous collections there was a different platelet efficiency, if peripheral count was considered: 12 procedures performed with a platelet count > 100 x 10(9)/l had a very low efficiency (6.86%), but this value increased if platelet count lowered (13.02% if between 100 and 50 x 10(9)/l, 22.63% if between 50 and 0 x 10(9)/l, 23 and 35 procedures respectively). The study is preliminary and the number of collections is little, but the overall data suggest that Spectra (AutoPBSC, V 6.0) and Amicus separators have the same efficiency for collecting CD34+ cells while Amicus procedures have a very low platelet contamination, especially with donors.

  20. Growth and fabrication method of CdTe and its performance as a radiation detector

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    Choi, Hyojeong; Jeong, Manhee; Kim, Han Soo; Kim, Young Soo; Ha, Jang Ho; Chai, Jong-Seo

    2015-01-01

    A CdTe crystal ingot doped with 2000 ppm of Cl was grown by using the low-pressure Bridgman (LPB) method at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). A Semiconductor detector as a radiation detection sensor with a size of 7 (W) × 6.5 (D) × 2 (H) mm3 was fabricated from the CdTe ingot. In addition, the properties of the CdTe sample were observed through four kinds of experiments to analyze its performance. The resistivity was obtained as 1.41 × 1010 Ωcm by using a Keithley 6517A high-precision electrometer. The mobility-lifetime products for electrons and holes were 3.137 × 10-4 cm2/V and 4.868 × 10-5 cm2/V, respectively. Finally, we achieved a 16.8% energy resolution at 59.5 keV for the 241Am gamma-ray source. The CdTe semiconductor detector grown at KAERI has a performance good enough to detect low-energy gamma-rays.

  1. ANA、抗ds-DNA、抗ENA多肽抗体谱联合检测对SLE的临床诊断价值%Clinical diagnostic value of collective determination of ANA,anti-ds-DNA,anti-EN A polypeptide antibody spectrum for SLE

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    李义德; 张玉蓉; 王刚; 王利新

    2001-01-01

    目的探讨ANA、抗ds-DNA、抗ENA多肽抗体谱联合检测在诊断SLE病人中的应用.方法ANA、抗ds-DNA采用间接免疫荧光法;ENA多肽抗体采用免疫印迹法(IBT).结果检测167例SLE患者,ANA阳性率为86.8%;抗ds-DNA阳性率为67.1%;抗ENA多肽抗体阳性率为71.9%,其中18例ANA为阴性而抗ENA多肽抗体为阳性.结论 AN A、抗ds-DNA、抗ENA多肽抗体谱联合检测在SLE诊断中具有互补性,并能提高检出率.对SLE 的诊断分型、治疗预后均有重要的临床价值.

  2. Characterization of resistance gene analogues (RGAs in apple (Malus × domestica Borkh. and their evolutionary history of the Rosaceae family.

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    Michele Perazzolli

    Full Text Available The family of resistance gene analogues (RGAs with a nucleotide-binding site (NBS domain accounts for the largest number of disease resistance genes and is one of the largest gene families in plants. We have identified 868 RGAs in the genome of the apple (Malus × domestica Borkh. cultivar 'Golden Delicious'. This represents 1.51% of the total number of predicted genes for this cultivar. Several evolutionary features are pronounced in M. domestica, including a high fraction (80% of RGAs occurring in clusters. This suggests frequent tandem duplication and ectopic translocation events. Of the identified RGAs, 56% are located preferentially on six chromosomes (Chr 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 15, and 25% are located on Chr 2. TIR-NBS and non-TIR-NBS classes of RGAs are primarily exclusive of different chromosomes, and 99% of non-TIR-NBS RGAs are located on Chr 11. A phylogenetic reconstruction was conducted to study the evolution of RGAs in the Rosaceae family. More than 1400 RGAs were identified in six species based on their NBS domain, and a neighbor-joining analysis was used to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships among the protein sequences. Specific phylogenetic clades were found for RGAs of Malus, Fragaria, and Rosa, indicating genus-specific evolution of resistance genes. However, strikingly similar RGAs were shared in Malus, Pyrus, and Prunus, indicating high conservation of specific RGAs and suggesting a monophyletic origin of these three genera.

  3. Characterization of resistance gene analogues (RGAs) in apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) and their evolutionary history of the Rosaceae family.

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    Perazzolli, Michele; Malacarne, Giulia; Baldo, Angela; Righetti, Laura; Bailey, Aubrey; Fontana, Paolo; Velasco, Riccardo; Malnoy, Mickael

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    The family of resistance gene analogues (RGAs) with a nucleotide-binding site (NBS) domain accounts for the largest number of disease resistance genes and is one of the largest gene families in plants. We have identified 868 RGAs in the genome of the apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) cultivar 'Golden Delicious'. This represents 1.51% of the total number of predicted genes for this cultivar. Several evolutionary features are pronounced in M. domestica, including a high fraction (80%) of RGAs occurring in clusters. This suggests frequent tandem duplication and ectopic translocation events. Of the identified RGAs, 56% are located preferentially on six chromosomes (Chr 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 15), and 25% are located on Chr 2. TIR-NBS and non-TIR-NBS classes of RGAs are primarily exclusive of different chromosomes, and 99% of non-TIR-NBS RGAs are located on Chr 11. A phylogenetic reconstruction was conducted to study the evolution of RGAs in the Rosaceae family. More than 1400 RGAs were identified in six species based on their NBS domain, and a neighbor-joining analysis was used to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships among the protein sequences. Specific phylogenetic clades were found for RGAs of Malus, Fragaria, and Rosa, indicating genus-specific evolution of resistance genes. However, strikingly similar RGAs were shared in Malus, Pyrus, and Prunus, indicating high conservation of specific RGAs and suggesting a monophyletic origin of these three genera.

  4. Optimization the Initial Weights of Artificial Neural Networks via Genetic Algorithm Applied to Hip Bone Fracture Prediction

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to find the optimal set of initial weights to enhance the accuracy of artificial neural networks (ANNs by using genetic algorithms (GA. The sample in this study included 228 patients with first low-trauma hip fracture and 215 patients without hip fracture, both of them were interviewed with 78 questions. We used logistic regression to select 5 important factors (i.e., bone mineral density, experience of fracture, average hand grip strength, intake of coffee, and peak expiratory flow rate for building artificial neural networks to predict the probabilities of hip fractures. Three-layer (one hidden layer ANNs models with back-propagation training algorithms were adopted. The purpose in this paper is to find the optimal initial weights of neural networks via genetic algorithm to improve the predictability. Area under the ROC curve (AUC was used to assess the performance of neural networks. The study results showed the genetic algorithm obtained an AUC of 0.858±0.00493 on modeling data and 0.802 ± 0.03318 on testing data. They were slightly better than the results of our previous study (0.868±0.00387 and 0.796±0.02559, resp.. Thus, the preliminary study for only using simple GA has been proved to be effective for improving the accuracy of artificial neural networks.

  5. Comparison of Sputum Smear Microscopy and Rapid Tuberculosisantibody Detection Test Kits for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Abia State, Nigeria

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    Emmanuel Olufemi Ekundayo[1; Sam D. Abbey[2; Onuka Okorie[3

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    The SSM (sputum smear microscopy) and five immunochromatographic tuberculosis antibody detection tests (DiaSpot TB, Spodex TB, SD Rapid TB, Clinotech TB Screen and Precious One-step TB) were compared for diagnosis of active TB at the Leprosy and Tuberculosis Referral Hospital, Uzuakoli, Abia State, Nigeria. Sputum specimens from 150 study participants (male/female ratio, 0.81) were cultured on Lowenstein-Jensen slopes and direct smears were stained by Ziehl-Neelsen technique and examined by light microscopy. Sera were tested for anti-TB antibodies using the rapid TB tests. A total of 91 participants were culture positive, 79 (86.8%) for M. tuberculosis and 12 (13.2%) for nontuberculous mycobacteria. The sensitivity of SSM was 50% (95% CI: 39.0-61.0) and specificity was 92.3% (95% CI: 86.4-98.2) in those culture positive for M. tuberculosis. The sensitivity and specificity of the Rapid TB tests ranged from 24.1-39.2% and 78.4-87.8%, respectively. None of the five rapid TB tests had acceptable level of accuracy for diagnosis of active TB. The sensitivity of SSM though moderate is inadequate for long term TB control in this setting.

  6. A study about the possible mining and benefit of the uranium ores of the ''Las Margaritas'' deposit, in Sierra de Pena Blanca, municipality of Villa Aldama, State of Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Considering all the characteristics of the deposit as well as its location in relation to the others, the necessary personnel, the extraction yield the structural conditions, etc. we can say that an advisable method of exploitation is the open pit method because in that way we can resolve a great number of problems, principally the high radiation to which the personnel would be exposed in a subterraneous work. The deposit reserves are 1,221,868 tons of ore with an average of 880 grams of U3O8 per ton. During the exploitation at open pit 1,147,025 tons will be extracted and through subterraneous work other 50,406 tons will be recuperated. The exploitation will cost $84.00 Mexican currency per ton. According to the experimental studies about the mineral which will be treated it has been concluded that the conventional acid leaching is the appropriate treatment to be followed since the recoveries were of 88 to 95%. However, it is suggested to make more studies about the metallurgical aspect and industrial engineering studies in order to lower costs, since these are theoretical and can be improved in the practice. (author)

  7. Avaliação genética de seleções e híbridos de limões cravo, volkameriano e rugoso como porta-enxertos para laranjeiras Valência na presença da morte súbita dos citros Genetic evaluation of selections and hybrids of rangpur lime, volkamer and rough lemons rootstocks for Valência orange trees in the presence of the citrus sudden death

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo realizar a avaliação genética da produção de frutos, eficiência produtiva e altura de laranjeiras Valência (Citrus sinensis enxertadas em seleções e híbridos dos limões Cravo (C. limonia, Volkameriano (C. volkameriana e Rugoso (C. jambhiri, em área endêmica para morte súbita dos citros (MSC. Foram avaliados 36 genótipos desses porta-enxertos, representados por cinco plantas cada, avaliados em cinco safras, do terceiro ao sétimo ano após o plantio. Sete dos genótipos avaliados apresentaram plantas com sintomas de MSC até o sétimo ano: Rangpur Otaheite orange 12901 (859, Rangpur Red Lime D.33.30 (866, Limão-Cravo EEL (871, Rangpur Borneo red (874, Citrus kokhai (1649, Limão-Rugoso 58329 (1655 e Limão- Cravo x Swingle B (1695. Para os genótipos que não manifestaram sintomas da doença, foram estimados parâmetros genéticos e fenotípicos e realizada a predição de valores genéticos dos indivíduos, visando à seleção e ao melhoramento genético para as características citadas, empregando-se o método REML/BLUP (máxima verossimilhança restrita/melhor predição linear não viciada. A análise de produção de frutos de cinco safras mostrou acurácia seletiva de 84,59%, tornando-se desnecessária a avaliação de maior número de safras. A seleção dos sete melhores genótipos proporcionou ganhos genéticos de 11,5% na produção de frutos, enquanto a do melhor genótipo conferiu ganho genético de 16,3%. As maiores médias genéticas preditas (>70,0 kg.pl-1 para produção de frutos foram obtidas pelos genótipos Limão-Cravo- Ipanema (1522, Santa- Bárbara-Red- Lime (884, Limão- Cravo- Limeira (863, Limão- Cravo- Taquaritinga (869, Limão- Rugoso- do -Cabo (1643, Rangpur- Rose Lime (868 e Limão- Cravo- da- Califórnia (1467. Já a acurácia seletiva da eficiência produtiva, para quatro colheitas, foi 77,4%. Para este caráter, as maiores médias genéticas (>8,0 kg.m-3 foram dos

  8. Convergent validity between SF-36 and WHOQOL-BREF in older adults

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    Paula Costa Castro

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE : To compare the reliability and convergent validity of instruments assessing quality of life in Brazilian older adults. METHODS : Cross-sectional study of 278 literate, community-dwelling older adults attending a municipal university for the elderly in Sao Carlos, SP, Southeastern Brazil between 2006 and 2008. The Brazilian versions of the SF-36 and WHOQOL-BREF instruments to assess quality of life were compared. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was used to estimate reliability and Pearson’s correlation for comparison between the two scales. RESULTS : Most of participants were women (87.8% with a mean age of 63.83±7.22 years. Both scales showed an acceptable internal consistency – WHOQOL-BREF Cronbach’s alpha was 0.832 and SF-36 was 0.868. There was a weak (r ≤ 0.6 correlation between the related fields in the two questionnaires. CONCLUSIONS : The SF-36 and WHOQOL-BREF are reliable instruments for clinical and research uses in Brazilian older women. To select one, researchers should consider which aspects of quality of life they aim to capture because of weak convergent validity signs. This study’s results indicate that WHOQOL-BREF may be more relevant to evaluate changes in the quality of life of older women because it prioritizes responses to the aging process and avoids focusing on impairment.

  9. Weightlifting's risky new trend: a case series of 41 insulin users.

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    Ip, Eric J; Barnett, Mitchell J; Tenerowicz, Michael J; Perry, Paul J

    2012-01-01

    Use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) is common among strength-trained individuals, and a growing concern is the misuse of insulin. A 99-item Internet-based survey was posted on discussion boards of various fitness, bodybuilding, weightlifting, and anabolic steroid Web sites between February and June 2009. A case series of 41 nondiabetic insulin users is described. The typical insulin user was 30.7 ± 9.2 years old, male (97.6%), and Caucasian/white (86.8%) who classified himself as a "recreational exerciser" (47.5%). The average insulin user also used anabolic steroids (95.1%) and practiced polypharmacy by incorporating 16.2 ± 5.6 PEDs in his or her yearly routine. Hypoglycemia was reported by most of the subjects (56.8%), and one individual reported unconsciousness. Insulin was obtained most commonly from local sources (e.g., friends, training partners, gym member/dealer; 40.5%) and community pharmacies (37.8%), with most (80.6%) finding it "easy" to acquire their insulin. Strategies aimed to prevent insulin misuse are needed. PMID:22777326

  10. Antioxidant and α-amylase inhibition activities of phenolic compounds in the extracts of Indian honey

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    Subashini Devarajan; Subhashree Venugopal

    2012-01-01

    AIM:To evaluate the antioxidant and α-amylase inhibition potential of phenolic compounds in the extracts of Indian honey.METHODS:Phenolic compounds were extracted from Indian honey through column chromatography.The antioxidant potential of extracted phenolic compounds was measured by two different biochemical assays:ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP)assay and scavenging activity on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals.Moreover,α-amylase inhibition assay of phenolic compounds of honey was also evaluated.RESULTS:The scavenging inhibition rate varied from 86.8% to 78.6% from the highest (6mg·mL-1) to the lowest (1.5 mg·mL-1) concentration,whereas,reducing power assay varied from 0.89 Abs to 0.19 Abs from the highest to the lowest concentration.Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) was used as reference compound for antioxidant assays.α-amylase inhibition assay is reported from the phenolic honey extracts for the first time.The inhibition rate for α-amylase varied from 88.8% to 30.5% from the highest (20 μg·mL-1) to the lowest concentration (4.μg·mL-1).CONCLUSION:Honey phenolic extract possessed antioxidant and α-amylase inhibition activity,thus increasing its potential therapeutic property.

  11. Survey of breast cancer screening by mammography. Results of a questionnaire sent to local self-governing bodies

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    In order to grasp the current status of breast cancer screening in Japan, a questionnaire was distributed to all local self-governing bodies (LSGB). The results indicated that breast cancer screening with mammography was performed by 97.9% of LSGB. Breast cancer screening was started for women aged less than 40 years at 11.9% of the LSGB, and from 40 years of age at 86.8%. Breast cancer screening for women aged 30-39 years was performed at 51.2% of the LSGB. The proportions of studies involving palpation, mammography, and ultrasonography (US) were 34.0%, 24.5%, and 41.6%, respectively. The coverage of screening invitations between April 2006 and March 2007 was grasped at 94.7% of LSGB. At 23.2%, the coverage was less than 10%, and at 33.8% was 10-19.9%. At 7.1%, the coverage was 50% or more. The national average for coverage was 10%, and was especially low in large cities. The recall rate for LSBG between April 2006 and March 2007 was 85.2%. At 22.4% of the LSBG, recall rates were less than 5%, and at 15.6% the recall rates were 50% or more. Screening mammography for women aged 30-39 years needs to be examined in the future. When recall rates exceed 20%, it is necessary to re-examine the accuracy management of breast cancer screening. (author)

  12. Validación de la prueba "Sentido del Trabajo" en población colombiana

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    Efrén Martínez Ortiz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron las características psicométricas de validez y confiabilidad del instrumento "Sentido del trabajo", así como sus dimensiones experiencia (Cognición y vivencia (Afectividad. El cuestionario se aplicó a 842 empleados de los niveles operativo, medio y alto de organizaciones tanto del sector público como privado seleccionados intencionalmente previa construcción y revisión por jueces expertos y posterior pilotaje. La versión final, compuesta por 18 reactivos, mostró un nivel de respuesta a la totalidad de los ítems del 86,8% y una consistencia interna con el alfa de Cronbach de 0.83. Se realizó un análisis factorial exploratorio que identificó 3 componentes consistentes con la estructura teórica: Confusión existencial-laboral, Propósito-laboral e Identidad y Coherencia laboral. Se presenta un instrumento de fácil aplicabilidad en la consulta individual y en la valoración colectiva, con utilidad para el abordaje de problemáticas relacionadas con esta característica de la naturaleza humana.

  13. De novo transcriptome assembly of two different Prunus salicina cultivars

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    Yeonhwa Jo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Plum is a globally grown stone fruit and can be divided into several species. In particular, the Prunus salicina, which is native to China, is widely grown in many fruit orchards in Korea and Japan, as well as the United States and Australia. The transcriptome data for Prunus salicina has not been reported to our knowledge. In this study, we performed de novo transcriptome assembly for two selected P. salicina cultivars referred to as Akihime and Formosa (commercially important plum cultivars in Korea using next generation sequencing. We obtained a total of 9.04 GB and 8.68 GB raw data from Akihime and Formosa, respectively. De novo transcriptome assembly using Trinity revealed 155,169 and 160,186 transcripts for Akihime and Formosa. Next, we identified 121,278 and 116,544 proteins from Akihime and Formosa using TransDecoder. We performed BLASTP against the NCBI non-redundant (nr dataset to annotate proteins. Taken together, this is the first transcriptome data for P. salicina to our knowledge.

  14. Isolation of prolyl endopeptidase inhibitory peptides from a sodium caseinate hydrolysate.

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    Hsieh, Cheng-Hong; Wang, Tzu-Yuan; Hung, Chuan-Chuan; Hsieh, You-Liang; Hsu, Kuo-Chiang

    2016-01-01

    Prolyl endopeptidase (PEP) has been associated with neurodegenerative disorders, and the PEP inhibitors can restore the memory loss caused by amnesic compounds. In this study, we investigated the PEP inhibitory activity of the enzymatic hydrolysates from various food protein sources, and isolated and identified the PEP inhibitory peptides. The hydrolysate obtained from sodium caseinate using bromelain (SC/BML) displayed the highest inhibitory activity of 86.8% at 5 mg mL(-1) in the present study, and its IC50 value against PEP was 0.77 mg mL(-1). The F-5 fraction by RP-HPLC (reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography) from SC/BML showed the highest PEP inhibition rate of 88.4%, and 9 peptide sequences were identified. The synthetic peptides (1245.63-1787.94 Da) showed dose-dependent inhibition effects on PEP as competitive inhibitors with IC50 values between 29.8 and 650.5 μM. The results suggest that the peptides derived from sodium caseinate have the potential to be PEP inhibitors. PMID:26574880

  15. Outcomes of combined liver-kidney transplantation in children: analysis of the scientific registry of transplant recipients.

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    Calinescu, A M; Wildhaber, B E; Poncet, A; Toso, C; McLin, V A

    2014-12-01

    Combined liver-kidney transplantation (CLKT) in children is uncommon and outcomes have not been well defined. Using the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, data were analyzed on 152 primary pediatric CLKTs performed from October 1987 to February 2011, to determine their outcome in the largest series reported to date. Patient survival was 86.8%, 82.1% and 78.9% at 1, 5 and 10 years, liver graft survival was 81.9%, 76.5% and 72.6%, and kidney graft survival was 83.4%, 76.5% and 66.8%. By way of comparison, the Registry was queried for pediatric patient survival following isolated liver transplantation (LT) during the same time frame: 86.7%, 81.2% and 77.4% and following isolated kidney transplant (KT): 98.2%, 95.4% and 90% at 1, 5 and 10 years. In patients having undergone CLKT, primary hyperoxaluria was associated with reduced patient (p = 0.01), liver graft (p = 0.01) and kidney graft survival (p = 0.01). Furthermore, graft outcome following CLKT improved over the past decade (p = 0.04 for liver, p = 0.02 for kidney), but this did not translate into improved patient outcome (p = 0.2). All in all, our results confirmed that survival following LT was less than following KT, and that CLKT offered similar patient survival to isolated LT.

  16. Dietary, Lifestyle and Socio-Economic Correlates of Overweight, Obesity and Central Adiposity in Lebanese Children and Adolescents

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    Lara Nasreddine

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The Eastern Mediterranean region is characterized by one of the highest burdens of paediatric obesity worldwide. This study aims at examining dietary, lifestyle, and socio-economic correlates of overweight, obesity, and abdominal adiposity amongst children and adolescents in Lebanon, a country of the Eastern Mediterranean basin. A nationally representative cross-sectional survey was conducted on 6–19-year-old subjects (n = 868. Socio-demographic, lifestyle, dietary, and anthropometric data (weight, height, waist circumference were collected. Overweight and obesity were defined based on BMI z-scores. Elevated waist circumference (WC and elevated waist to height ratio (WHtR were used as indices of abdominal obesity. Of the study sample, 34.8% were overweight, 13.2% were obese, 14.0% had elevated WC, and 21.3% had elevated WHtR. Multivariate logistic regression analyses showed that male gender, maternal employment, residence in the capital Beirut, sedentarity, and higher consumption of fast food and sugar sweetened beverages were associated with increased risk of obesity, overweight, and abdominal adiposity, while regular breakfast consumption, higher intakes of milk/dairies and added fats/oils were amongst the factors associated with decreased risk. The study’s findings call for culture-specific intervention strategies for the promotion of physical activity, healthy lifestyle, and dietary practices amongst Lebanese children and adolescents.

  17. Occupational zoonoses in zoo and wildlife veterinarians in India: A review

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    H. B. Chethan Kumar

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    Full Text Available Zoos and biological parks are considered as a hub for public ecreation and education. This is highlighted by the fact that visitors to the zoos are increasing year by year and they generate sizeable revenue. Veterinary professionals play a pivotal role in health management of wild animals in zoos and biological parks. Since veterinarians work in close contact with wild animals, there is a potential risk of transmission of zoonotic diseases from wild animals to humans and vice versa. There are approximately 1415 infectious agents causing diseases in humans, out of which 868 (61% are known to be zoonotic in nature. It is also important to note that more than 70% of the emerging zoonotic diseases have wild animals as reservoir hosts. The major zoonotic diseases that are transmitted from wild animals to humans include rabies, anthrax, leptospirosis, Q-fever, psittacosis, hendra virus, nipah virus, herpes B encephalitis, toxoplasmosis, etc. Hence, it is imperative for veterinarians and zoo staff to be fully aware of the knowledge pertaining to the source, transmission, pathogenicity, treatment and control of zoonotic diseases. In this manuscript, we provide key information regarding zoonotic diseases and also recommend important measures for their control and prevention. The information provided here will be highly beneficial for personnel who work in close association with wild animals

  18. Predicting perceived risk of crime: a multilevel study.

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    Russo, Silvia; Roccato, Michele; Vieno, Alessio

    2011-12-01

    With a sample of Italians selected from 71 Italian counties (N = 1,868), we performed two multilevel analyses aimed at predicting the perceived risk of crime at local (i.e., in the participants' county of residence) and at societal (i.e., in the context of Italian society) levels. A significant proportion of the variation in local risk perception was at the county level. The following individual variables predicted higher levels of this variable: indirect victimization, the perception of social and physical disorder, being a woman, being poorly educated, and being an older person. Among the ecological predictors, the crime rate and unemployment rate predicted higher levels of local crime risk perception, while the immigrant rate did not. Perceived risk of crime at the societal level did not show significant variation at the county level. Education, being a man, trusting people, and adhesion to post-materialistic values predicted lower levels of societal crime risk perception, while number of sons/daughters and exposure to television news increased it. The limitations and possible development of this study are discussed. PMID:21161721

  19. Percutaneous expandable metallic stent biliary endoprostheses used inmalignant and benign obstructive jaundice

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    Hai Ying Liu; Wei Hua Tong; Wei Min Hu; Huai Ren Li; Zhe Sheng Wen; Jia Kang Wang; Wan Xi Huang; Shu Liu

    2000-01-01

    AIM To evaluate the effects of expandable metallic stent biliary endoprostheses (EMSBE) viaultrasonographic guided percutaneous transhepatic approach on the treatment of benign and malignantobstructive jaundice.METHODS Thirty-eight patients with obstructive jaundice (29 males and 9 females) aged 27 to 69 years(mean 54.7 years) were studied. Of them, 4 were benign and 34 malignant obstructions. Percutaneoustranshepatic cholangiography (PTC) was performed under ultrasonic guidance. A catheter was introducedinto the dilated bile duct via the introducer. A guide wire was inserted through the occlusive part of biliary duct after dilating with a double-lumen balloon catheter. A self-expandable metallic stent was inserted intcthe occlusive bile duct under fluoroscopic control.RESULTS The success rate of sonographic guided PTC was 100% (38/38) and the success rate of stentimplantation was 86.8% (33/ 38). Biliary obstruction was eliminated immediately, jaundice subsidedgradually and symptoms relieved after the procedure. During the 3 to 28 months fellow-up, re-occlusionoccurred in 4 malignant cases which were corrected by balloon catheter dilation and/or by stent, one patienthad secondary cholangitis and fifteen died without jaundice 6 - 28 months after the procedure. The otherswere alive with no jaundice. No severe complications or side effects were observed.CONCLUSION EMSBE via sonographic guided percutaneous transhepatic approach is a reliable and safepalliative therapy for malignant jaundice and an ideal nonoperative method for benign biliary obstruction. Ithas a definite positive impact on the quality of patient life.

  20. 云南省O139霍乱弧菌引起的一次食源性霍乱爆发

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    杨汝松; 吴强; 王树坤; 姚颖波; 刘红雁

    2010-01-01

    @@ 霍乱是由O1霍乱弧菌(Vibrio cholerae O1)或O139霍乱弧菌(Vibrio cholerae O139)引起的一种肠道传染病,是发展中国家的一个主要公共卫生问题,2000年以来世界卫生组织每年报告霍乱病例数范围是101383~184311例,其中非洲报告病例数占86.8%~96.9%,亚洲占3.1%~8.2%,拉丁美洲占0.0%~2.3%,非洲、亚洲和拉丁美洲报告病死率范围分别是1.7%~3.3%、0.3%~0.6%和0.0%[1].

  1. Hydrothermal synthesis of a new organic-inorganic hybrid with Dawson type polyanions as building blocks: Na3(C7NH8O2)3[P2W18O62]·16H2O

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    Hmida, Fatma; Ayed, Brahim; Haddad, Amor

    2016-07-01

    A new organic-inorganic hybrid compound based on dawson polyoxotungstate, Na3(C7NH8O2)3 [P2W18O62].16H2O have been isolated under autogenous pressure method and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, infrared, ultraviolet spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). This compound crystallized in the triclinic system, space group P-1, with a = 14.063 (1) Å; b = 17.009 (1) Å; c = 17.868 (1) Å; α = 79.88 (1)°; β = 77.14 (1)°; γ = 79.25 (1)° and Z = 2. The crystal structures of the compounds exhibit three-dimensional supramolecular assembly based on the extensive hydrogen bonding interactions between organic cations, sodium cations, water molecules and Dawson polyoxoanions. The infrared spectrum fully confirms the X-ray crystal structure and the UV spectrum of the title compound exhibits an absorption peak at 295 nm.

  2. Effect of Heat Treatment on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Severe Plastically Deformed Hypo- and Hyper-Eutectoid Steels by Caliber Rolling Process.

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    Yun, Shin-Cheon; Kim, Hyun-Jin; Bae, Chul-Min; Lee, Kee-Ahn

    2016-02-01

    This study investigated the effect of post-heat treatment on the microstructures and mechanical properties of severe plastically deformed hypo- and hyper-eutectoid steels that underwent a caliber rolling process. First, 28 passes of caliber rolling were performed on both the hypo-eutectoid steel with Fe-0.47% C (wt%) composition and the hyper-eutectoid steel with Fe-1.02%C (wt%) composition. Then, the caliber rolled materials underwent heat treatment at 500 degrees C for 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 and 60 minutes. The caliber rolled steel possessed a 300-400 nm-sized oval cementite structure created through elongating and segmentation regardless of the C composition. The observation of heat-treated microstructures showed that cementite structure became globular and ferrite size increased as heat treatment temperature increased. In the hardness measurement, the initial caliber rolled samples showed 372.8 Hv (hypoeutectoid) and 480.1 Hv (hyper-eutectoid). However, hardness dramatically decreased up to 10 min. heat treatments, and then showed a constant or small reduction with time. The yield strengths (compression) of caliber rolled hypo- and hypereutectoid steels obtained were 1097 MPa and 1426 MPa, respectively, and the yield strengths of the same steels after heat treatment (500 degrees C, 60 min.) were identified to be 868 MPa and 1316 MPa, respectively.

  3. Reproductive outcome and survival of common bottlenose dolphins sampled in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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    Lane, Suzanne M; Smith, Cynthia R; Mitchell, Jason; Balmer, Brian C; Barry, Kevin P; McDonald, Trent; Mori, Chiharu S; Rosel, Patricia E; Rowles, Teresa K; Speakman, Todd R; Townsend, Forrest I; Tumlin, Mandy C; Wells, Randall S; Zolman, Eric S; Schwacke, Lori H

    2015-11-01

    Common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabit bays, sounds and estuaries across the Gulf of Mexico. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, studies were initiated to assess potential effects on these ecologically important apex predators. A previous study reported disease conditions, including lung disease and impaired stress response, for 32 dolphins that were temporarily captured and given health assessments in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA. Ten of the sampled dolphins were determined to be pregnant, with expected due dates the following spring or summer. Here, we report findings after 47 months of follow-up monitoring of those sampled dolphins. Only 20% (95% CI: 2.50-55.6%) of the pregnant dolphins produced viable calves, as compared with a previously reported pregnancy success rate of 83% in a reference population. Fifty-seven per cent of pregnant females that did not successfully produce a calf had been previously diagnosed with moderate-severe lung disease. In addition, the estimated annual survival rate of the sampled cohort was low (86.8%, 95% CI: 80.0-92.7%) as compared with survival rates of 95.1% and 96.2% from two other previously studied bottlenose dolphin populations. Our findings confirm low reproductive success and high mortality in dolphins from a heavily oiled estuary when compared with other populations. Follow-up studies are needed to better understand the potential recovery of dolphins in Barataria Bay and, by extension, other Gulf coastal regions impacted by the spill. PMID:26538595

  4. A 220–1100 MHz low phase-noise frequency synthesizer with wide-band VCO and selectable I/Q divider

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    This paper presents a low phase-noise fractional-N frequency synthesizer which provides an in-phase/quadrature-phase (I/Q) signal over a frequency range of 220–1100 MHz for wireless networks of industrial automation (WIA) applications. Two techniques are proposed to achieve the wide range. First, a 1.4–2.2 GHz ultralow gain voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is adopted by using 128 tuning curves. Second, a selectable I/Q divider is employed to divide the VCO frequency by 2 or 3 or 4 or 6. Besides, a phase-switching prescaler is proposed to lower PLL phase noise, a self-calibrated charge pump is used to suppress spur, and a detect-boosting phase frequency detector is adopted to shorten settling time. With a 200 kHz loop bandwidth, lowest measured phase noise is −106 dBc/Hz at a 10 kHz offset and −131 dBc/Hz at a 1 MHz offset. Fabricated in the TSMC 0.18 μm CMOS process, the synthesizer occupies a chip area of 1.2 mm2, consumes only 15 mW from the 1.8 V power supply, and settles within 13.2 μs. The synthesizer is optimized for the WIA applications, but can also be used for other short-range wireless communications, such as 433, 868, 916 MHz ISM band applications. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  5. Polaris B, an optical companion of Polaris (alpha UMi) system: atmospheric parameters, chemical composition, distance and mass

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    Usenko, Igor

    2007-01-01

    We present an analysis of high-resolution spectroscopic observations of Polaris B, the optical companion of the Polaris Ab system. The star has a radial velocity V_r of -16.6km/s to -18.9km/s, and a projected rotational velocity vsini=110 km/s. The derived atmospheric parameters are: Teff=6900K; logg=4.3; V_t=2.5km/s. Polaris B has elemental abundances generally similar to those of the Cepheid Polaris A (Usenko et al. 2005a), although carbon, sodium and magnesium are close to the solar values. At a spectral type of F3V Polaris B has a luminosity of 3.868L_sun, an absolute magnitude of +3.30mag, and a distance of 109.5pc. The mass of the star is estimated to be 1.39M_sun, close to a mass of 1.38+/-0.61M_sun for the recently-resolved orbital periods companion Polaris Ab observed by Evans et al. (2007).

  6. Detection of primordial non-Gaussianity (fNL) in the WMAP 3-year data at above 99.5% confidence

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    Yadav, Amit P S

    2007-01-01

    We present evidence for the detection of primordial non-Gaussianity of the local type (fNL), using the temperature information of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) from the WMAP 3-year data. We employ the bispectrum estimator of non-Gaussianity described in Yadav et al. 2007b which allows us to analyze the entirety of the WMAP data without an arbitrary cut-off in angular scale. Using the combined information from WMAP's two main science channels up to l_{max}=750 and the conservative Kp0 foreground mask we find 26.9 < fNL < 146.7 at 95% C.L., with a central value of fNL=86.8. This corresponds to a rejection of fNL=0 at more than 99.5% significance. We find that this detection is robust to variations in l_{max}, frequency and masks. We conclude that the WMAP 3-year data disfavors single field slow-roll inflation.

  7. Estudo clinicopatológico de 106 adenomas pleomórficos de glândula salivar maior A clinicopathologic study of 106 pleomorphic adenomas of the major salivary glands

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O adenoma pleomórfico (AP é o mais comum dos tumores das glândulas salivares. Transformação maligna pode ocorrer após recorrências ou em casos com longo tempo de evolução. OBJETIVO: Analisar os aspectos clinicoepidemiológicos e anatomopatológicos do AP de glândula salivar maior, principalmente os considerados indício de transformação maligna. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 106 casos de AP pela pesquisa retrospectiva nos prontuários clínicos e revisão das preparações histológicas. RESULTADOS: A média de idade dos pacientes foi de 39,51 anos, houve predomínio do sexo feminino (69,5%, a glândula parótida foi a mais acometida (86,8% e o tempo de evolução foi superior a um ano em 76,74% dos casos, com tamanho tumoral de 3,48 cm em média. A avaliação histopatológica demonstrou cápsula tumoral incompleta e delgada em 49% dos casos. Protrusões para a cápsula ou extensão extracapsular foram infreqüentes, 11,32% e 8,49%, respectivamente. A matriz extracelular variou entre mixocondróide (41,5%, mixóide (36,8%, condróide (3,8% e fibrótica (1,9%, tendo sido observadas associações entre os diversos tipos. O componente epitelial/mioepitelial constituiu 50% ou mais do tumor em 65,1% dos casos e estava disposto em arranjos cordonal (86,8%, ductal (81,1%, sólido (40,6%, cístico (20,7% e em "paliçada" (8,49%. Metaplasia escamosa ocorreu em 16,04% dos casos. Alterações histopatológicas relacionadas com transformação maligna foram incomuns: hialinização extensa (4,7% e necrose (0,9%. CONCLUSÕES: confirma-se a diversidade histopatológica do AP. Características associadas a transformação maligna não foram freqüentes na amostra.INTRODUCTION: Pleomorphic adenomas (PA are the most common histologic type of salivary gland tumors. Malignant transformation may occur in the setting of recurrent or longstanding disease. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the clinicopathologic characteristics of PA of the major

  8. Kinesio Taping effects on knee extension force among soccer players

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    Full Text Available Background : Kinesio Taping (KT is widely used, however the effects of KT on muscle activation and force are contradictory. Objective : To evaluate the effects of KT on knee extension force in soccer players. Method: This is a clinical trial study design. Thirty-four subjects performed two maximal isometric voluntary contractions of the lower limbs pre, immediately post, and 24 hours after tape application on the lower limbs. Both lower limbs were taped, using K-Tape and 3M Micropore tape randomly on the right and left thighs of the participants. Isometric knee extension force was measured for dominant side using a strain gauge. The following variables were assessed: peak force, time to peak force, rate of force development until peak force, time to peak rate of force development, and 200 ms pulse. Results : There were no statistically significant differences in the variables assessed between KT and Micropore conditions (F=0.645, p=0.666 or among testing sessions (pre, post, and 24h after (F=0.528, p=0.868, and there was no statistical significance (F=0.271, p=0.986 for interaction between tape conditions and testing session. Conclusion: KT did not affect the force-related measures assessed immediately and 24 hours after the KT application compared with Micropore application, during maximal isometric voluntary knee extension.

  9. Disc displacement patterns in lumbar anterior spondylolisthesis: Contribution to foraminal stenosis

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    MacMahon, P.J. [Department of Radiology, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11 (Ireland)], E-mail: petermacmahon@yahoo.com; Taylor, D.H.; Duke, D.; Brennan, D.D.; Eustace, S.J. [Department of Radiology, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11 (Ireland)

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    Purpose: To describe the particular disc displacement pattern seen at MRI in patients with spondylolisthesis, and its potential contribution to foraminal stenosis. Methods: 38 patients with symptomatic lumbar anterior spondylolisthesis and 38 sex and aged matched control patients with herniated disc disease, at corresponding disc space levels, were included for study. In each case note was made of the presence, absence and direction of disc displacement and also the presence and location of neural contact with the displaced disc. Results: In 33 of 38 (86.8%) patients in the spondylolisthesis group, the vertical disc displacement was upward. In the control group only 3 patients (7.8%) had upward vertical disc displacement. 19 patients (53%) from the spondylolisthesis group had exit foraminal nerve root contact, compared to 7 patients (18.4%) from the control group. 27 control patients (71%) had contact within the lateral recess, compared to only 6 patients (17%) with spondylolisthesis. Differences for upward displacement were significant (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Disc displacement in patients with spondylolisthesis is predominately in a cephalad and lateral direction. Although this disc displacement pattern can occur in patients without spondylolisthesis, its incidence is much greater in the subset of patients with concomitant spondylolisthesis. In the setting of acquired osseous narrowing of the exit foramen, this described pattern of disc displacement superiorly and laterally in spondylolisthesis increases the susceptibility of spondylolisthesis patients to radicular symptoms and accounts for the exiting nerve root being more commonly affected than the traversing nerve root.

  10. Proteome analysis of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing B0/W148 cluster.

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    Bespyatykh, Julia; Shitikov, Egor; Butenko, Ivan; Altukhov, Ilya; Alexeev, Dmitry; Mokrousov, Igor; Dogonadze, Marine; Zhuravlev, Viacheslav; Yablonsky, Peter; Ilina, Elena; Govorun, Vadim

    2016-01-01

    Beijing B0/W148, a "successful" clone of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is widespread in the Russian Federation and some countries of the former Soviet Union. Here, we used label-free gel-LC-MS/MS shotgun proteomics to discover features of Beijing B0/W148 strains that could explain their success. Qualitative and quantitative proteome analyses of Beijing B0/W148 strains allowed us to identify 1,868 proteins, including 266 that were differentially abundant compared with the control strain H37Rv. To predict the biological effects of the observed differences in protein abundances, we performed Gene Ontology analysis together with analysis of protein-DNA interactions using a gene regulatory network. Our results demonstrate that Beijing B0/W148 strains have increased levels of enzymes responsible for long-chain fatty acid biosynthesis, along with a coincident decrease in the abundance of proteins responsible for their degradation. Together with high levels of HsaA (Rv3570c) protein, involved in steroid degradation, these findings provide a possible explanation for the increased transmissibility of Beijing B0/W148 strains and their survival in host macrophages. Among other, we confirmed a very low level of the SseA (Rv3283) protein in Beijing B0/W148 characteristic for all «modern» Beijing strains, which could lead to increased DNA oxidative damage, accumulation of mutations, and potentially facilitate the development of drug resistance. PMID:27356881

  11. Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program Population Estimates for Juvenile Salmonids in Nason Creek, WA ; 2008 Annual Report.

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    Collins, Matthew; Murdoch, Keely [Yakama Nation Fisheries Resource Management

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    This report summarizes juvenile coho, spring Chinook, and steelhead salmon migration data collected at a 1.5m diameter cone rotary fish trap on Nason Creek during 2008; providing abundance and freshwater productivity estimates. We used species enumeration at the trap and efficiency trials to describe emigration timing and to estimate the number of emigrants. Trapping began on March 2, 2008 and was suspended on December 11, 2008 when snow and ice accumulation prevented operation. During 2008, 0 brood year (BY) 2006 coho, 1 BY2007 coho, 906 BY2006 spring Chinook, 323 BY2007 fry Chinook, 2,077 BY2007 subyearling Chinook, 169 steelhead smolts, 414 steelhead fry and 2,390 steelhead parr were trapped. Mark-recapture trap efficiency trials were performed over a range of stream discharge stages. A total of 2,639 spring Chinook, 2,154 steelhead and 12 bull trout were implanted with Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags. Most PIT tagged fish were used for trap efficiency trials. We were unable to identify a statistically significant relationship between stream discharge and trap efficiency, thus, pooled efficiency estimates specific to species and trap size/position were used to estimate the number of fish emigrating past the trap. We estimate that 5,259 ({+-} 359; 95% CI) BY2006 Chinook, 16,816 ({+-} 731; 95% CI) BY2007 Chinook, and 47,868 ({+-} 3,780; 95% CI) steelhead parr and smolts emigrated from Nason Creek in 2008.

  12. Evaluation of the Dentistry course of UNIVILLE students’ knowledge about the use of the extracted teeth in the graduation and the teeth bank

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    Débora ZUCCO

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was, through a questionnaire, evaluate the levelof knowledge of the students from graduation in Dentistry course –UNIVILLE –, about the teeth bank: its activities and functioning,biosecutity in teeth manipulation and, especially, to find out the reason why the students do not donate spontaneously extracted teeth to the bank.A questionnaire was elaborated and applied to the studentsfrom the first to the fifth year of graduation with pertinent questions about the teeth bank, such as the use of teeth in the disciplines of the course, biosecurity and donation of dental elements. After the questionnaire was applied, it was possible to evidence that: all the interviewed students (100% had needed extracted dental elements to use in laboratory assignments; 84,2% have reported difficulty in the obtainment of the requested teeth; about biosecurity, 66.6% of the students have stated that they had already manipulated extracted teeth without individual protection equipment; even knowing that the pulp and periodontal tissues can present sanguineous pathogenic microorganisms transmissible to the human being (86,8%. It was evidenced that the main reason why students did not participate effectively in the donation of “private supplies”, is the unfamiliarity with the activities of the teeth bank, its norms of procedure, protocols of donation and, mainly, the withdrawal of dental elements.

  13. Anti-phytopathogen potential of endophytic actinobacteria isolated from tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum) in southern Brazil, and characterization of Streptomyces sp. R18(6), a potential biocontrol agent.

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    de Oliveira, Margaroni Fialho; da Silva, Mariana Germano; Van Der Sand, Sueli T

    2010-09-01

    Tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum) are highly susceptible to phytopathogen attack. The resulting intensive application of pesticides on tomato crops can affect the environment and health of humans and animals. The objective of this study was to select potential biocontrol agents among actinobacteria from tomato plants, in a search for alternative phytopathogen control. We evaluated 70 endophytic actinobacteria isolated from tomato plants in southern Brazil, testing their antimicrobial activity, siderophore production, indoleacetic acid production, and phosphate solubility. The actinomycete isolate with the highest antimicrobial potential was selected using the agar-well diffusion method, in order to optimize conditions for the production of compounds with antimicrobial activity. For this study, six growth media (starch casein-SC, ISP2, Bennett's, Sahin, Czapek-Dox, and TSB), three temperatures (25 degrees C, 30 degrees C, and 35 degrees C) and different pH were tested. Of the actinobacteria tested, 88.6% showed antimicrobial activity against at least one phytopathogen, 72.1% showed a positive reaction for indoleacetic acid production, 86.8% produced siderophores and 16.2% showed a positive reaction for phosphate solubility. Isolate R18(6) was selected due to its antagonistic activity against all phytopathogenic microorganisms tested in this study. The best conditions for production were observed in the SC medium, at 30 degrees C and pH 7.0. The isolate R18(6) showed close biochemical and genetic similarity to Streptomyces pluricolorescens. PMID:20542109

  14. Adaptação da “The Resilience Scale” para a população adulta portuguesa

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    Cláudia Alexandra Ferreira de Carvalho Ng Deep

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve a adaptação da “The Resilience Scale” para portugueses adultos. Procedeu-se à retradução e validação psicométrica. Fez-se pré-teste e reteste. Obteve-se equivalência linguística/conceptual e validação psicométrica com alpha de Cronbach 0,868 para 23 itens, sugerindo consistência interna. A análise fatorial agrupou 23 variáveis em 4 fatores: I - Perseverança; II - Sentido de vida; III - Serenidade; IV - Autossuficiência e autoconfiança, com valores alpha de Cronbach satisfatórios para cada fator. Verificou-se sensibilidade dos itens através do coeficiente de assimetria e achatamento e comprovou-se a estabilidade temporal. A escala revela boas características psicométricas aferindo níveis de resiliência nesta população.

  15. The Study of The Red Dry Pepper High Yeild Optimization of Ertilization Experiment%红干椒高产优化施肥试验研究

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    张振刚; 张慧敏; 马彦鹏; 李志刚; 陈传梅; 赵达

    2012-01-01

    为了探究适合红干椒高产的氮、磷、钾肥的最佳配比,在初步明确不同量的氮肥、磷肥、钾肥三种肥的红干椒小区产量的前提下,采用二次正交旋转组合设计法探讨3个因素(N、P、K)对红干椒产量的影响.结果表明:在试验用量的范围内,氮在-0.264水平(0.04752kg),磷在-0.868水平(0.11718kg),钾在1水平(0.405kg)时产量达到最大值,三因素达到最优水平.%The study aim to investigate the best ratio of nitrogen,phosphorus and potassium for the high yeild of red dry peper.The effect on Plot yeilds of the peper in different dossage of nitrogen,phosphorus and potassium is analysized by three factors(N,P,K)quadri-rotation orthogonal experiments.The results showed the best harvest and the optimum level of three factors at the nitrogen concentration of 0.264,Pof 0.869and Pof 0.11718.

  16. Effect of thermal and alkaline pretreatment of giant miscanthus and Chinese fountaingrass on biogas production.

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    Nkemka, Valentine Nkongndem; Li, Yongqiang; Hao, Xiying

    2016-01-01

    Giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus) and Chinese fountaingrass (Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng), cultivated for landscaping and soil conservation, are potential energy crops. The study investigated the effect of combined thermal and alkaline pretreatments on biogas production of these energy crops. The pretreatment included two types of alkali (6% CaO and 6% NaOH) at 22, 70 and 100 °C. The alkaline pretreatment resulted in a greater breakdown of the hemicellulose fraction, with CaO more effective than NaOH. Pretreatment of giant miscanthus with 6% CaO at 100 °C for 24 h produced a CH4 yield (313 mL g(-1) volatile solids (VS)) that was 1.7 times that of the untreated sample (186 mL g(-1) VS). However, pretreatment of Chinese fountaingrass with 6% CaO or 6% NaOH at 70 °C for 24 h resulted in similar CH4 yields (328 and 302 mL g(-1) VS for CaO and NaOH pretreatments) as the untreated sample (311 mL g(-1) VS). Chinese fountaingrass was more easily digestible but had a low overall CH4 yield per hectare (1,831 m(3) ha(-1) y(-1)) compared to giant miscanthus (6,868 m(3) ha(-1) y(-1)). This study demonstrates the potential of thermal/alkaline pretreatment and the use of giant miscanthus and Chinese fountaingrass for biogas production.

  17. Holter监测对小儿心律失常的诊断价值

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    廉婕; 王卫国; 吴鸿雁

    2010-01-01

    目的:观察动态心电监护监测(Holter监测)在临床诊断小儿心律失常中的应用价值。方法:选取我院自2008年1月~2009年12月收治的心率失常患儿106例进行心电图与Holter监测对比,比较两者的诊断率。结果:EKG监测异常者39例,无异常者67例,阳性率为36.8%;Holter监测异常者92例,无异常者14例,阳性率为86.8%。两组比较差异显著(P〈0.01)。结论:Holter监测能更准确、敏感的反映小儿心律失常的情况,值得临床推广使用。

  18. Holter监测对小儿心律失常的诊断价值

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    廉婕; 王卫国; 吴鸿雁

    2010-01-01

    目的:观察动态心电监护监测(Holter监测)在临床诊断小儿心律失常中的应用价值.方法:选取我院自2008年1月~2009年12月收治的心率失常患儿106例进行心电图与Holter监测对比,比较两者的诊断率.结果:EKG监测异常者39例,无异常者67例,阳性率为36.8%;Holter监测异常者92例,无异常者14例,阳性率为86.8%.两组比较差异显著(P<0.01).结论:Holter监测能更准确、敏感的反映小儿心律失常的情况,值得临床推广使用.

  19. Increased Chromosomal Radiosensitivity in Women Carrying BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutations Assessed With the G2 Assay

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    Purpose: Several in vitro studies suggest that BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers present increased sensitivity to ionizing radiation. Different assays for the assessment of deoxyribonucleic acid double-strand break repair capacity have been used, but results are rather inconsistent. Given the concerns about the possible risks of breast screening with mammography in mutation carrier women and the potentially damaging effects of radiotherapy, the purpose of this study was to further investigate the radiosensitivity of this population. Methods and Materials: The G2 chromosomal radiosensitivity assay was used to assess chromosomal breaks in lymphocyte cultures after exposure to 1 Gy. A group of familiar breast cancer patients carrying a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene (n = 15) and a group of healthy mutation carriers (n = 5) were investigated and compared with a reference group of healthy women carrying no mutation (n = 21). Results: BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers had a significantly higher number of mean chromatid breaks per cell (p = 0.006) and a higher maximum number of breaks (p = 0.0001) as compared with their matched controls. Both healthy carriers and carriers with a cancer history were more radiosensitive than controls (p = 0.002 and p = 0.025, respectively). Age was not associated with increased radiosensitivity (p = 0.868). Conclusions: Our results indicate that BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers show enhanced radiosensitivity, presumably because of the involvement of the BRCA genes in deoxyribonucleic acid repair and cell cycle control mechanisms.

  20. 护理专业本科生与大专生认识论信念的比较研究%Comparative research on the epistemological belief of nursing undergraduates and junior college students

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    臧爽; 蔡启伦

    2015-01-01

    目的:了解护理专业本科生及大专生的认识论信念状况,分析其认识论信念的差异.方法:采用整群抽样法,应用认识论信念问卷对中国医科大学护理专业2013级本科生和大专生的认识论信念情况进行调查分析.结果:护理专业本科生的认识论信念问卷及其两个维度(整合-建构信念、零散-接受信念)的评分均显著高于大专生,Z值分别为-5.868、-4.818、-7.000,均P<0.01.结论:护理专业本科生和大专生的认识论信念存在差异,应根据两个教育层次学生的认识论信念特点,因势利导,因材施教,有针对性地开展教学活动.

  1. New electronic apex locator Romiapex A-15 presented accuracy for working length determination in permanent teeth

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    Etevaldo Matos Maia Filho

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The present study aims to evaluate, ex vivo, the accuracy of electronic apex locators Root ZX II and Romiapex-15, for working length (WL determination in permanent teeth. Materials and Methods: Fourteen single-rooted teeth (incisors and canines, with their apices fully formed were used. The dental crowns were removed. The anatomic length of the tooth (real measurement was visually determined through the insertion of a size 10 K-file until the tip of the instrument could be observed in the apical foramen under a microscope (20X. Teeth were fixed in a model of resin and adapted into alginate soaked with saline solution, which was used as an  electrical conductor. Using a K-file, root canals were measured electronically using both devices. The results obtained for each apex locator were compared to the real measurements. The accuracy between the devices was statistically analyzed using the Bland-Altman graph, Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC, and Student’s t-test. Results: The mean difference between the measurements using the Root ZX II was 0.277mm greater than the real measurement, while the measurements from the Romiapex-15 were 0.308mm higher on average. The comparison between Root ZX II and Romiapex-15 had no significant difference (p= 0.868. Conclusion: It was concluded that Root ZX II and Romiapex-15 had similar accuracy. Romiapex-15 could be an option for WL determination in permanent teeth.

  2. A High Diet Quality Based on Dietary Recommendations Is Not Associated with Lower Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Cohort.

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    Mandalazi, Emmanuel; Drake, Isabel; Wirfält, Elisabet; Orho-Melander, Marju; Sonestedt, Emily

    2016-01-01

    A high diet quality index based on Swedish nutrition recommendations has previously been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in the Malmö Diet and Cancer (MDC) cohort. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether this diet quality index was associated with the risk for type 2 diabetes. Of 26,868 participants (44-74 years) in the MDC cohort study, 3838 type 2 diabetes cases were identified from registers during 17 years of follow-up. A diet quality index (from a modified diet history method) was constructed based on adherence to the recommended intakes of saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, fish, fiber, fruit and vegetables, and sucrose. After adjusting for potential confounders, we observed no significant association between the diet quality index and type 2 diabetes risk. The HR for the highest vs. lowest index category was 1.06 (95% CI: 0.94, 1.20; p-trend = 0.56). Because of the protective associations shown for cardiovascular disease and mortality, the specific dietary components that were chosen to represent adherence to the recommendations may be less applicable to type 2 diabetes risk. PMID:27338354

  3. Simple and rapid preparation of [11C]DASB with high quality and reliability for routine applications

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    [11C]DASB combines all major prerequisites for a successful SERT-ligand, providing excellent biological properties and in-vivo behaviour. Thus, we aimed to establish a fully automated procedure for the synthesis and purification of [11C]DASB with a high degree of reliability reducing the overall synthesis time while conserving high yields and purity. The optimized [11C]DASB synthesis was applied in more than 60 applications with a very low failure rate (3.2%). We obtained yields up to 8.9 GBq (average 5.3±1.6 GBq). Radiochemical yields based on [11C]CH3I, (corrected for decay) were 66.3±6.9% with a specific radioactivity (As) of 86.8±24.3 GBq/μmol (both at the end of synthesis, EOS). Time consumption was kept to a minimum, resulting in 43 min from end of bombardment to release of the product after quality control. Form our data, it is evident that the presented method can be implemented for routine preparations of [11C]DASB with high reliability.

  4. Improvement of light scattering capacity in dye-sensitized solar cells by doping with SiO2 nanoparticles

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    Lee, Min-Jun; Park, Jun-Yong; Kim, Chan-Soo; Okuyama, Kikuo; Lee, Sung-Eun; Kim, Tae-Oh

    2016-09-01

    N-doped TiO2 was further doped with SiO2 to prepare SiO2/N-doped TiO2 photoelectrodes with high activity in the visible region. A sol-gel process was employed to produce nanoparticles of SiO2/N-doped TiO2. The addition of SiO2 to the metal oxide enhanced charge transfer and reduced charge recombination. With the addition of sufficient amounts of SiO2 and N, the photoelectrodes exhibited a high surface area and strong absorption of light because of their altered absorptivity in the visible wavelength region. These characteristics enabled the production of photoelectrodes with increased charge transfer and reduced charge recombination, resulting in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with enhanced Jsc values. The SiO2/N-doped TiO2 photoelectrodes were characterized using a range of analysis techniques. After the J-V curve measurements, the DSSCs fabricated with the 0.1 mM SiO2/N-doped TiO2 photoelectrodes exhibited the highest energy conversion efficiency of 8.68%, which was approximately 3% higher than that of the N-doped TiO2 control groups. This high energy efficiency with the addition of SiO2 might be due to the enhanced surface area of the photoelectrodes, allowing more dye absorption, and a decrease in electron recombination.

  5. Seed production and quality of maize in High Valleys of Mexico.

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    Juan Virgen-Vargas

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to increase the productivity of maize in High Valleys of Mexico, at the Valley of México and Bajio Experimental Stations of the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP. The following activities were carried out: production of registered seed to strengthen seed micro- enterprises of national capital, quality evaluation of certified seed, and generation of production technology. Between 2005 and 2013, 46.71 tons of registered seed of the hybrids parents: H-40, H-48, H-50, H-52, H-66, H-70 and H-161, and the varieties: VS-22, V-54A and V-55A were produced and sold to 31 seed producers in the Estado de Mexico, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Hidalgo, Morelos, Guanajuato, Michoacan, and Jalisco; that satisfied 60 % of demand per year (8.68 t. In 2013 and 2014, agreements were signed between INIFAP and four micro-enterprises to produce registered seeds. The certified seed produced by companies reached certification standards, germination percentage ≥ 85, 98% pure seed and less than 2% inert matter; test weight between 72 and 78 kg/hl, thousand seed weight between 288 and 361 g and genetic quality between 96 and 98 % of the true type plants. The study identified information about locations, potential yields, population density, and planting dates for the production of parents, lines and single crosses, in the Estado de Mexico and Tlaxcala.

  6. FDG PET/MR for lymph node staging in head and neck cancer

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    Platzek, Ivan, E-mail: ivan.platzek@uniklinikum-dresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Beuthien-Baumann, Bettina, E-mail: bettina.beuthien-baumann3@uniklinikum-dresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Schneider, Matthias, E-mail: m.schneider@mkgdresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Gudziol, Volker, E-mail: volker.gudziol@uniklinikum-dresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Kitzler, Hagen H., E-mail: hagen.kitzler@uniklinikum-dresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Neuroradiology, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Maus, Jens, E-mail: j.maus@hzdr.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01328 Dresden (Germany); Schramm, Georg, E-mail: g.schramm@hzdr.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01328 Dresden (Germany); Popp, Manuel, E-mail: manuel.popp@praxisklinik-dresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Laniado, Michael, E-mail: michael.laniado@uniklinikum-dresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Kotzerke, Jörg, E-mail: Joerg.Kotzerke@uniklinikum-dresden.de [Dresden University Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden (Germany); Hoff, Jörg van den, E-mail: j.van_den_hoff@hzdr.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01328 Dresden (Germany)

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    Objective: To assess the diagnostic value of PET/MR (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging) with FDG (18F-fluorodeoxyglucose) for lymph node staging in head and neck cancer. Materials and methods: This prospective study was approved by the local ethics committee; all patients signed informed consent. Thirty-eight patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region underwent a PET scan on a conventional scanner and a subsequent PET/MR on a whole-body hybrid system after a single intravenous injection of FDG. The accuracy of PET, MR and PET/MR for lymph node metastases were compared using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. Histology served as the reference standard. Results: Metastatic disease was confirmed in 16 (42.1%) of 38 patients and 38 (9.7%) of 391 dissected lymph node levels. There were no significant differences between PET/MR, MR and PET and MR (p > 0.05) regarding accuracy for cervical metastatic disease. Based on lymph node levels, sensitivity and specificity for metastatic involvement were 65.8% and 97.2% for MR, 86.8% and 97.0% for PET and 89.5% and 95.2% for PET/MR. Conclusions: In head and neck cancer, FDG PET/MR does not significantly improve accuracy for cervical lymph node metastases in comparison to MR or PET.

  7. Do women with migraine have higher prevalence of temporomandibular disorders?

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    Maria C Gonçalves

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD, using the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDC/TMD in women with episodic and chronic migraine (M and CM, as well as in asymptomatic women. METHOD: Sample consisted of 61 women, being 38 with M and 23 with CM, identified from a headache outpatient center; we also investigated 30 women without headaches for at least 3 months (women without headache group - WHG. Assessment of TMD was conducted by a physical therapist who was blind to the headache status. RESULTS: The prevalence of TMD, assessed through the RDC, was 33.3% in the WHG, 86.8% in the M group and 91.3% of the CM group. Differences were significant when comparing M and CM groups with WHG (p0.05 as well as higher risk for TMD [odds ratio (OR=3.15, 95% confidence interval (CI 1.73-5.71 and OR=3.97, 95%CI 1.76-8.94]. CONCLUSION: Women with migraine are more likely to have muscular and articular TMD, suggesting that both disorders might be clinically associated, which demonstrate the importance of physical therapy assessment in the multidisciplinary team.

  8. Adult chest radiograph reporting by radiographers: Preliminary data from an in-house audit programme

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    Aim: To examine the adult chest radiograph (CXR) reporting performance of a reporting radiographer in clinical practice using different audit systems; single radiologist and two radiologists, with clinical review of discordant cases. Materials and methods: 100 chest radiographs (CXRs) were drawn randomly from a consecutive series of 4800 CXRs which had been reported during a nine month period at a district general hospital by a radiographer after two years of training. Diagnostic outcomes were normal or abnormal, and agreement with the reporting radiographer or not. There was 50% duplication of CXRs reported between three radiologists. Concordance rates were determined for the radiographer-radiologist and inter-radiologist interpretations. Independent clinical review of discordant cases was performed to establish the final diagnosis. Results: Ninety-nine cases were reviewed, with 40 cases deemed abnormal by at least one radiologist. Consensus was found with the radiographers report in 59 normal and 33 abnormal CXRs reviewed by two radiologists (96.7% and 86.8% respectively). Seven CXR reports were discrepant with clinical review: mediastinal lymphadenopathy was missed by both radiologist and radiographer; linear atelectasis was reported by two radiologists but not the radiographer. Three cases were over-interpreted and on two occasions at least one radiologist agreed with the radiographer. There was very high concordance between the radiographer and each radiologist, 96%, 96% and 92% respectively. Conclusions: This study suggested that regular audit, which incorporates case note review and discrepant reporting within a multidisciplinary setting, should contribute to safe practice

  9. Evaluation on Cultivated Land Resource Ecologi-cal Service Value in Wuhan Metropolitan Area

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    Jinhua TANG; Yinghui Ll; Gangqiang CHEN; Lei YU; Sujuan Ll

    2014-01-01

    The land ecosystem service function value contains the gas regulating function value, air purification function value, water conservation value, land conser-vation value, soil nutrient conservation value and maintain biodiversity value. Based on the method of market value and the data of Hubei Statistical yearbook, cultivat-ed land resources of ecosystem service function value is 730 038.69Mil ion in 2007-2009, and 714 774.99 Mil ion in 2010-2012 in Wuhan Metropolitan Area. After three years of development, Wuhan Metropolitan Area of ecological value of cultivated land has increased by about 3.97%. From the point of each composition, the im-portance of gas regulating function of cultivated land resources and water conserva-tion function is the forefront. From the point of spatial distribution, the highest of annual average value of the cultivated land ecological was Huanggang (1.725 bil ion yuan), the lowest was Ezhou (217.868 6 mil ion yuan) in 2010-2012. From the point of space changes, the land ecological value increased only in Qianjiang city, while farmland ecological value in other cities was fal ing The conclusion is of direc-tive significance to the regional land protection policy and the farmland reasonable distribution, for Wuhan Metropolitan Area and other areas.

  10. Evaluation of the Iranian Mini Nutritional Assessment Short-Form in Community-dwelling Elderly

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    Aida Malek Mahdavi

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: This study was aimed to assess agreement and diagnostic accuracy of the Iranian version of Mini Nutritional Assessment short-form (MNA-SF against the original MNA, as a gold standard in community-dwelling elderly. Methods: The full MNA and 9-item MNA-SF comprising questions regarding clinical status, dietary assessment and self-perception of health status and nutri-tion together with mid-arm and calf circumference measurements without in-cluding the body mass index (BMI were completed for 205 volunteers aged 65 or older recruited from all over Markazi Province (Iran. Correlation, diagnostic accuracy and agreement between the MNA-SF and full MNA were calculated. Results: The MNA and the MNA-SF classified 45.4% and 64.4% of the sub-jects as malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, respectively. Substantial agree-ment between the MNA-SF and full MNA was observed (Kappa=0.633. The MNA-SF correlated strongly with the full MNA (r=0.868, P<0.001. The MNA-SF showed high sensitivity (96.77% and negative predictive values (95.89%, relatively high specificity (62.5% and positive predictive values (68.18% and fair accuracy (Area under curve =0.796. Conclusion: Iranian MNA-SF seems to be an applicable screening tool for quick detection of malnutrition or at risk of malnutrition in community-dwelling elderly especially when BMI is unavailable.

  11. Study of radiological risk at the Regional Hospital of Trujillo-Peru

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    The irradiation doses have been measured in operators, patients and members of public, who attend the diagnostic service of the Hospital Regional Docente in Trujillo, Peru by using TLD-100 and TLD-200. For cranium test, the results are 8,68 x 10-3 mSv in operators and 7,8 x 10-4 mSv in members of the public. It means a fatal cancer risk of 3,7 x 10-7 and 3,9 x 10-8, respectively. For patients, the equivalent doses in the examined organs are 0,181 mSv in lung; 4,982 mSv in spine; 6,466 mSv in abdomen; 6,039 mSv in pelvis and 2,174 mSv in cranium. In order to maximize benefits for patients, a quality control program was carried out in x-ray equipment. It consisted in the measurement of an effective, average and maximum kilovoltage, as well as in the determination of the HVL, linearity, exposition time and coincidence between luminous and radiation fields. It was concluded that the measured doses are similar to the international ones reported. In the same way, it is indicated that it is possible to reduce risks in patients and operators by regulating kilo-voltages, adjusting the radiation fields and electronic calibration equipment. (authors). 4 refs., 2 tabs

  12. Investigation of Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool samples of patients with upper gastrointestinal complaints

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    Calik, Zeki; Karamese, Murat; Acar, Osman; Aksak Karamese, Selina; Dicle, Yalcin; Albayrak, Fatih; Can, Serpil; Guvendi, Bulent; Turgut, Alpgiray; Cicek, Mustafa; Yazgi, Halil

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    Helicobacter pylori infection is usually acquired in early childhood and it can persist throughout life without antibiotic treatment. This study aimed to compare the accuracy of the noninvasive H. pylori Stool Antigen Test-applied on the stool samples with the invasive gold standart Rapid Urease Test-applied on the gastric biopy samples of patients with upper gastrointestinal complaints. After endoscopy, biopsy and stool specimens were taken in 122 patients. The infection was detected with rapid urease test which is accepted as gold standart test. Rapid, one-step H. pylori card test was applied to all patients stool specimens. In this study 106 of the 122 patients (86.8%) were positive for H. pylori infection, while 16 of the 122 patients (13.2%) were negative. H. pylori card test was negative in 13 of the 16 patients and was positive in 98 of the 106. The sensitivity, specifity, positive and negative predictive values were 92.45%, 81.25%, 97.02%, and 61.90%, respectively. H. pylori card test is rapid, easy, noninvasive and inexpensive methods for detection H. pylori infection. This test showed high sensitivity and specificity. Additionally, it may be a good alternative to invasive tests for the detection of H. pylori infections especially in children. PMID:26887240

  13. Accelerated partial breast irradiation with multi-catheter brachytherapy: Local control, side effects and cosmetic outcome for 274 patients. Results of the German-Austrian multi-centre trial

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    Background and purpose: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with multi-catheter brachytherapy. Patients and methods: Between 11/2000 and 04/2005, 274 patients participated. Patients were eligible for APBI if they had histologically confirmed breast cancer, a tumour diameter ≤3 cm, complete resection with clear margins ≥2 mm, negative axillary lymph nodes or singular nodal micro-metastasis, no distant metastases, hormone receptor-positive tumours, and were ≥35 years. Patients were excluded if mammographically they showed a multicentric invasive growth pattern, poorly differentiated tumours, residual diffuse micro-calcifications, extensive intraductal component, or vessel invasion. Median follow-up was 32 months (range; 8-68). Results: The local control rate was 99.3% (272/274), the 3 year-local-recurrence-free survival probability, 99.6%. Peri-operative complications occurred in 5.5% (15/274): 9 (3.3%) experienced implant infection and 6 (2.2%) hematoma. Acute toxicity (Grade 1/2 radio-dermatitis) was seen in 6.6% (18/274). Late side effects ≥ Grade 3 (fibrosis, telangiectasia) occurred in 1.8% (4/274). Cosmetic results were excellent/good in 94% (253/274). Conclusions: This analysis underlined the safety and effectiveness of APBI in a carefully selected subgroup with favourable disease characteristics. Of course, longer follow-up and randomised trials are necessary to conclusively assess the potential of APBI

  14. Target radiofrequency combined with collagenase chemonucleolysis in the treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation.

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    Zhang, Daying; Zhang, Yong; Wang, Zhijian; Zhang, Xuexue; Sheng, Mulan

    2015-01-01

    Both target radiofrequency thermocoagulation and collagenase chemonucleolysis are effective micro-invasive therapy means for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. In order to analyze the clinical effects of target radiofrequency thermocoagulation combined with collagenase chemonucleolysis on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation, the contents of hydroxyproline and glycosaminoglycan were measured and the histological changes of nucleus pulposus was detected in the vitro experiments. Radiofrequency thermocoagulation reduced the hydrolyzation of herniated nucleus pulposus caused by collagenase, as well as the content of hydroxyproline and glycosaminoglycan. Furthermore, 236 patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation were treated by target radiofrequency thermocoagulation combined with collagenase chemonucleolysis. The efficiency was evaluated according to Macnab criteria, and the index of lumbar disc herniation (IDH) was compared pre-operation with 3 months post-operation. The post-operative good rate was 66.5% (157/236) at 2 weeks post-operation, and 88.1% (208/236) at 3 months post-operation. In the post-operative follow-up exam, 86.8% of the re-examined cases demonstrated smaller or ablated protrusion, with reduced IDH values from pre-operation, which was statistically significant. No serious complications were detected intra-operatively and post-operatively. In conclusion, target radiofrequency combined with collagenase chemonucleolysis was an effective and safe method for treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. PMID:25785026

  15. Porous carbon with a large surface area and an ultrahigh carbon purity via templating carbonization coupling with KOH activation as excellent supercapacitor electrode materials

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    Sun, Fei; Gao, Jihui; Liu, Xin; Pi, Xinxin; Yang, Yuqi; Wu, Shaohua

    2016-11-01

    Large surface area and good structural stability, for porous carbons, are two crucial requirements to enable the constructed supercapacitors with high capacitance and long cycling lifespan. Herein, we successfully prepare porous carbon with a large surface area (3175 m2 g-1) and an ultrahigh carbon purity (carbon atom ratio of 98.25%) via templating carbonization coupling with KOH activation. As-synthesized MTC-KOH exhibits excellent performances as supercapacitor electrode materials in terms of high specific capacitance and ultrahigh cycling stability. In a three electrode system, MTC-KOH delivers a high capacitance of 275 F g-1 at 0.5 A g-1 and still 120 F g-1 at a high rate of 30 A g-1. There is almost no capacitance decay even after 10,000 cycles, demonstrating outstanding cycling stability. In comparison, pre-activated MTC with a hierarchical pore structure shows a better rate capability than microporous MTC-KOH. Moreover, the constructed symmetric supercapacitor using MTC-KOH can achieve high energy densities of 8.68 Wh kg-1 and 4.03 Wh kg-1 with the corresponding power densities of 108 W kg-1 and 6.49 kW kg-1, respectively. Our work provides a simple design strategy to prepare highly porous carbons with high carbon purity for supercapacitors application.

  16. Preparation of highly developed mesoporous activated carbon fiber from liquefied wood using wood charcoal as additive and its adsorption of methylene blue from solution.

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    Ma, Xiaojun; Zhang, Fan; Zhu, Junyan; Yu, Lili; Liu, Xinyan

    2014-07-01

    Activated carbon fiber (C-WACF) with super high surface area and well-developed small mesopores were prepared by liquefied wood and uses wood charcoal (WC) as additive. The characterization and properties of C-WACF were investigated by XRD, XPS and N2 adsorption. Results showed the pore development was significant at temperatures >750°C, and reached a maximum BET surface area (2604.7 m(2)/g) and total pore volume (1.433 cm(3)/g) at 850°C, of which 86.8% was from the contribution of the small mesopores of 2-4 nm. It was also found that the mesopore volume and methylene blue adsorption of C-WACF were highly increased as the temperature increases from 750 to 850°C. Additionally, the reduction of graphitic layers, the obvious changes of functional groups and the more unstable carbons on the surface of C-WACF, which played important roles in the formation of mesopores, were also observed.

  17. A reconfigurable multi-mode multi-band transmitter with integrated frequency synthesizer for short-range wireless communication

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    A reconfigurable multi-mode direct-conversion transmitter (TX) with integrated frequency synthesizer (FS) is presented. The TX as well as the FS is designed with a flexible architecture and frequency plan, which helps to support all the 433/868/915 MHz ISM band signals, with the reconfigurable bandwidth from 250 kHz to 2 MHz. In order to save power and chip area, only one 1.8 GHz VCO is adopted to cover the whole frequency range. All the operation modes can be regulated in real time by configuring the integrated register-bank through an SPI interface. Implemented in 180 nm CMOS, the FS achieves a frequency coverage of 320–460 MHz and 620–920 MHz. The lowest phase noise can be −107 dBc/Hz at a 100 kHz offset and −126 dBc/Hz at a 1 MHz offset. The transmitter features a + 10.2 dBm peak output power with a +9.5 dBm 1-dB-compression point and 250 kHz/500 kHz/1 MHz/2 MHz reconfigurable signal bandwidth. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  18. Chloride loading in the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, Virginia, U.S.A.

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    Sherwood, W. Cullen

    1989-09-01

    Loading trends and sources of CI- in the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, Virginia were analyzed for the period 1929 1982. CI- has increased from approximately 2 mg/L (2,776 tons/yr) to over 10 mg/L (14,256 tons/yr). Natural CI- is estimated to be 1.01 mg/L (1,388 tons/yr) with precipitation providing 0.99 mg/L and rocks 0.02 mg/L. From 1929 to 1949 CI- concentrations were relatively constant and independent of discharge, conforming to the Type II curve of Davis and Zobrist (1978), indicative of natural or relatively uncontaminated streams. Since 1952 CI- concentrations increased exponentially as river discharge decreases conforming to the Type I curve of Davis and Zobrist for polluted streams. Since 1965 anthropogenic CI- loading at 12,868 tons/yr has remained relatively constant. Four major sources contribute 92.2 percent (11,871 tons/yr) of the anthropogenic CI-: (1) deicing salts—4,149 tons/yr, (2) domestic sewage—3,015 tons/yr, (3) livestock and poultry wastes—2,458 tons/yr, and (4) commercial fertilizers—2,249 tons/yr.

  19. Early association of electrocardiogram alteration with infarct size and cardiac function after myocardial infarction

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    TAO Ze-wei (陶则伟); HUANG Yuan-wei (黄元伟); XIA Qiang (夏强); FU Jun (傅军); ZHAO Zhi-hong (赵志宏); LU Xian (陆贤); BRUCE I.C.

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    Objective: Myocardial infarction (MI) is the main cause of heart failure, but the relationship between the extent of MI and cardiac function has not been clearly determined. The present study was undertaken to investigate early changes in the electrocardiogram associated with infarct size and cardiac function after MI. Methods: MI was induced by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery in rats. Electrocardiograms, echocardiographs and hemodynamic parameters were assessed and myocardial infarct size was measured from mid-transverse sections stained with Masson's trichrome. Results: The sum of pathological Q wave amplitudes was strongly correlated with myocardial infarct size (r = 0.920, P < 0.0001), left ventricular ejection fraction (r = (0.868, P < 0.0001) and left ventricular end diastolic pressure (r = 0.835, P < 0.0004). Furthermore, there was close relationship between MI size and cardiac function as assessed by left ventricular ejection fraction (r = (0.913, P < 0.0001) and left ventricular end diastolic pressure (r = 0.893, P < 0.0001). Conclusion: The sum of pathological Q wave amplitudes after MI can be used to estimate the extent of MI as well as cardiac function.

  20. The Blocking Effect of Phenolic Acid on N—Nitrosomorholine Formation in vitro

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    LIPING; WANGHuai-Zhou; 等

    1994-01-01

    Phenolic acid(PAs) are widely found in many daily consumed vegetables and fruits.The inhibitory effects of PAs on N-nitrosomorpholine(NMOR)formation in vitro under simulated gastric juice condition were studied.The results showed that the inhibitory potncy of thirteen varieties of PAs differed greatly,which may be related to their chemical structures;the blockine rate(BR)of different kinds of PAs were as follows:caffeic acid,92.5%;tannic acid,90.0%;gallic acid,86.8%;sinapinic acid,86.2%;ferulic acid,81.1%;chlorogenic acid,69.4%;gentisic acid,69.2%;syringic acid,62.1%;protocatechuic acid,56.0%;p-coumaric acid,52.5%;vannilic acid,35.4%;moreover,p-hydroxybenzoic acid and m-coumaric acid had the least blocking effect or even slight catalyzing effect.The results also demonstrated that amounts of NMOR formed were negatively correlated with molar ratio of PAs to nitrite and that the optimum pH for inhibition was betwwen 2 and 3 .

  1. Refractive outcomes comparison between the Lenstar LS 900® optical biometry and immersion A-scan ultrasound.

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    Naicker, Palanyraj; Sundralingam, Siva; Peyman, Mohammadreza; Juana, Azida; Mohamad, Nor Fadhilah; Win, Maung Maung; Loo, Angela; Subrayan, Visvaraja

    2015-08-01

    To determine the accuracy of intraocular lens (IOL) calculations in eyes undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery with IOL implantation using immersion A-scan ultrasound (US) and Lenstar LS 900(®) biometry. In this prospective study, 200 eyes of 200 patients were randomized to undergo either Lenstar LS 900(®) or immersion A-scan US biometry to determine the IOL dioptric power prior to phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Post-operative refractive outcomes of these two groups of patients were compared. The result showed no significant difference between the target spherical equivalent (SE) and the post-operative SE value by the Lenstar LS 900(®) (p value = 0.632) or immersion A-scan US biometry (p value = 0.438) devices. The magnitude of difference between the two biometric devices were not significantly different (p value = 0.868). There was no significant difference in the predicted post-operative refractive outcome between immersion A-scan US biometry and Lenstar LS 900(®). Based on the results, the immersion A-scan US technique is as accurate as Lenstar LS 900(®) in the hands of an experienced operator.

  2. [Risk factors for arterial hypertension in the adult population of an urban region of Ecuador].

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    Ortiz-Benavides, Rina Elizabeth; Torres-Valdez, Maritza; Sigüencia-Cruz, Wilson; Añez-Ramos, Roberto; Salazar-Vílchez, Juan; Rojas-Quintero, Joselyn; Bermúdez-Pirela, Valmore

    2016-06-01

    Objectives . To determine the risk factors for arterial hypertension (HTN) in the adult resident population of the city of Cuenca, Ecuador Materials and methods A cross-sectional analytical study of adults selected via multistage random sampling who underwent clinical, anthropometric, and laboratory evaluations. The diagnosis of HTN was defined according to the JNC-7 criteria. A multiple logistic regression model was performed Results A total of 318 persons were included. The prevalence of HTN was 25.8% (males: 27.2% vs. females: 24.7%; p = 0.617). In the multiple logistic regression model, the risk factors for HTN were age > 60 years (OR, 8.68; 95% CI, 3.56-21.14; p body mass index (OR, 2.36; 95% CI, 1.04-5.70; p = 0.042), high caloric intake (OR, 2.06; 95% CI, 1.01- 4.53; p = 0.044), and family history of HTN (OR, 1.58; 95% CI, 1.02-2.90; p = 0.040) Conclusions The presence of HTN in this population is associated with both intrinsic and environmental factors, which should be considered in routine evaluations to ensure its early identification and control. PMID:27656923

  3. Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of the tetrameric form of phosphofructokinase-2 from Escherichia coli, a member of the ribokinase family

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    The phosphofructokinase-2 enzyme from E. coli was crystallized in its tetrameric inhibited form. This is the only member of the ribokinase family known to suffer a transition from dimer to tetramer in response to the allosteric binding of MgATP. Escherichia coli contains two phosphofructokinases, Pfk-1 and Pfk-2, which belong to unrelated protein families. In addition to catalytic function, the enzymes have converged in showing substrate inhibition by the nucleotide MgATP. However, although both Pfk-1 and Pfk-2 have been extensively characterized biochemically, only the structure of the former has been solved by X-ray diffraction. In order to fully understand how the same function has evolved on different structural folds, Pfk-2 has been crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method using PEG 6000 as precipitant. Single crystals were grown in the presence of MgATP and diffracted to 1.98 Å. The crystals belong to the orthorhombic system, space group P2221, with unit-cell parameters a = 42.8, b = 86.8, c = 171.3 Å. The calculated Matthews coefficient of 2.45 Å3 Da−1 indicates the presence of two monomers in the asymmetric unit, corresponding to a solvent content of 49%. Structure determination is ongoing

  4. Analisis kesehatan di Kota Mataram tahun 2011: suatu penerapan Bryant method

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    Aini Khulaila

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The budget for health program of Mataram City is only allocated IDR 39,868,095,387 or 3.9% of the total annual city budget. It is lower than minimum 5% proportion as required by the government regulation. This study involved assessing the priority areas in health according to implicated stakeholders from the department of health (head of communicable diseases control, family health, living environments, immunisations and surveillence staff. Data was collected through the months of January-July 2012 through self administered questionnaire using the Bryant Method. Secondary data (census, economic, socio-cultural and health records as well as population income levels was obtained through government records. Data was analysed and interpreted in order to gain insight into perceived priority areas. Cross checking of respondent input was conducted to validate data. Results indicated that the priority health issues are: dengue fever, HIV/AIDS, TB, respiratory infections, hypertension, diarrhea and traffic accidents. Obstacles experienced during fieldwork included time restraints from respondents and inconsistencies within secondary data. The absent of the key persons in several discussions and unavailability of written data and reports are the main challenges during investigation. Improving the quality of program data findings and taking the beneficiary of the data source are suggested. Future recommendations include further more qualitative research into the issue, increased collaboration and cooperation between implicated stakeholders as well as more conscientious keeping of public records.

  5. A comparison of film and 3 digital imaging systems for natural dental caries detection: CCD, CMOS, PSP and film

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    Han, Won Jeong [Dankook University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-03-15

    To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of occlusal and proximal caries detection using CCD, CMOS, PSP and film system. 32 occlusal and 30 proximal tooth surfaces were radiographed under standardized conditions using 3 digital systems; CCD (CDX-2000HQ, Biomedysis Co., Seoul, Korea), CMOS (Schick, Schick Inc., Long Island, USA), PSP (Digora FMX, Orion Co./Soredex, Helsinki, Finland) and 1 film system (Kodak Insight, Eastman Kodak, Rochester, USA). 5 observers examined the radiographs for occlusal and proximal caries using a 5-point confidence scale. The presence of caries was validated histologically and radiographically. Diagnostic accuracy was evaluated using ROC curve areas (AZ). Analysis using ROC curves revealed the area under each curve which indicated a diagnostic accuracy. For occlusal caries, Kodak Insight film had an Az of 0.765, CCD one of 0.730, CMOS one of 0.742 and PSP one of 0.735. For proximal caries, Kodak Insight film had an Az of 0.833, CCD one of 0.832, CMOS one of 0.828 and PSP one of 0.868. No statistically significant difference was noted between any of the imaging modalities. CCD, CMOS, PSP and film performed equally well in the detection of occlusal and proximal dental caries. CCD, CMOS and PSP-based digital images provided a level of diagnostic performance comparable to Kodak Insight film.

  6. Cell growth characterization using multi-electrode bioimpedance spectroscopy

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    Cell growth characterization during culturing is an important issue in a variety of biomedical applications. In this study an electrical bioimpedance spectroscopy-based multi-electrode culture monitoring system was developed to characterize cell growth. A PC12 cell line was cultured for the cell growth study. The bioimpedance variations for PC12 cell growth within the initial 12 h were measured over a range between 1 kHz and 4 MHz at three different medium concentrations. Within this frequency range, the largest bioimpedance value was 1.9 times the smallest bioimpedance value. The phase angle decreased over the range from 1 to 10 kHz when cells were growing. Then, the phase angle approached a constant over the frequency range between 10 kHz and 2 MHz. Thereafter, the phase angle increased rapidly from 20 to 52 degrees during cell culturing between 8 and 12 h at 4 MHz. The maximum cell number after culturing for 12 h increased by 25.8% for the control sites with poly-D-lysine (PDL) pastes. For the normal growth factor, the cell number increased up to 4.78 times from 8 to 12 h, but only 0.96 and 1.60 times for the other two medium growth factors. The correlation coefficients between impedance and cell number were 0.868 (coating with PDL), and 0.836 (without PDL) for the normal concentration medium. Thus, impedance may be used as an index for cell growth characterization. (paper)

  7. Recovery of gold from gold slag by wood shaving fly ash.

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    Aworn, Amphol; Thiravetyan, Paitip; Nakbanpote, Woranan

    2005-07-15

    Wood shaving fly ash was used as an alternative adsorbent for gold preconcentration from gold slag. The maximum gold adsorption capacity of wood shaving fly ash washed with tap water (WSFW) at 20, 30, 40, and 60 degrees C was 8.68, 7.79, 7.44, and 7.25 mg(Au)/g(adsorbent), respectively, while of activated carbon it was 76.78, 60.95, 56.13, and 51.90 mg(Au)/g(adsorbent), respectively. Deionized water at 100 degrees C could elute gold adsorbed onto WSFW to 71%. The effect of the increasing temperature of water, 30, 60, and 100 degrees C, implied that the adsorption mechanism was mainly physical adsorption. The negative values of enthalpy change (DeltaH) and free energy change (DeltaG) indicated an exothermic and spontaneous process, respectively. The positive values of entropy change (DeltaS) indicated increasing disorder of the system. The advantages of wood shaving fly ash are the purification of gold and the easier recycling of gold from the gold-adsorbed adsorbent. PMID:15925603

  8. A meta-analysis study of the effect of chilling on prevalence of Salmonella on pig carcasses.

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    Gonzales Barron, U; Bergin, D; Butler, F

    2008-07-01

    In the field of food safety, meta-analysis can be used to combine results of prevalence studies of pathogens at critical stages within the food processing chain so that policy makers can access reliable and concise information on the effectiveness of interventions for controlling and preventing foodborne illnesses in humans. The objective of this work was to demonstrate the applicability of a parametric approach of meta-analysis to the specific case of determining the overall effect of chilling on Salmonella prevalence on pig carcasses. A meta-analysis was performed on each of two parameters measuring effect size for binary outcomes (relative risk and risk difference). Both meta-analyses confirmed that the chilling operation has a significant beneficial effect (P pig carcasses. Because risk difference is a parameter sensitive to the differences across studies in carcass swab areas and Salmonella detection methods, its meta-analysis highly reflected this heterogeneity (P meta-analysis solution, which is deemed more suitable for compilations based on a small number of individual studies (n = 9). Because of the systematic approach of meta-analysis (i.e., individual studies are weighed according to precision) and its reliance for actual data, the output distribution of the relative risk effect size (approximately eN(-0.868,0.166)) merits consideration for inclusion in the chilling stage of quantitative risk assessments modeling the prevalence of this pathogen along the pork production chain.

  9. Validation of the German version of the extended ALS functional rating scale as a patient-reported outcome measure.

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    Abdulla, Susanne; Vielhaber, Stefan; Körner, Sonja; Machts, Judith; Heinze, Hans-Jochen; Dengler, Reinhard; Petri, Susanne

    2013-09-01

    The revised Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) is a well-established rating instrument to assess the functional status of ALS patients. A recent innovation was the addition of three further items designed to improve its sensitivity at lower levels of physical function (ALSFRS-Extension, ALSFRS-EX). Neither the ALSFRS-R nor the ALSFRS-EX has been validated in German yet. The aim of the present study was the validation of the German version of a self-administered form of the ALSFRS-EX. Seventy-six patients participated in the study. Psychometric analysis included reliability assessment and factorial analysis. To evaluate convergent validity, correlations between ALSFRS-EX items and the MRC score, spasticity, tongue movement, pulmonary function, ALSAQ-40 and Borg dyspnoea scales (upright and supine) were performed. Internal consistency as measured by Cronbach's alpha (total scale 0.868, subscales 0.690-0.938) and corrected item to total correlations (all above 0.50) was high. Test-retest reliability assessed by Spearman's rho (0.882-0.972) and Cohen's Kappa (0.63-0.92) was also high. Principal component analysis with varimax rotation yielded a four-factor solution accounting for approximately 79% of the variance. Clinical parameters were strongly correlated with respective items and subscores of the ALSFRS-EX (muscle strength 0.568-0.833 p scale including high internal consistency and test-retest reliability as well as excellent convergent validity.

  10. Examining Urban Impervious Surface Distribution and Its Dynamic Change in Hangzhou Metropolis

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Analysis of urban distribution and its expansion using remote sensing data has received increasing attention in the past three decades, but little research has examined spatial patterns of urban distribution and expansion with buffer zones in different directions. This research selected Hangzhou metropolis as a case study to analyze spatial patterns and dynamic changes based on time-series urban impervious surface area (ISA datasets. ISA was developed from Landsat imagery between 1991 and 2014 using a hybrid approach consisting of linear spectral mixture analysis, decision tree classifiers, and post-processing. The spatial patterns of ISA distribution and its dynamic changes in eight directions—east, southeast, south, southwest, west, northwest, north, and northeast—at the temporal scale were analyzed with a buffer zone-based approach. This research indicated that ISA can be extracted from Landsat imagery with both producer and user accuracies of over 90%. ISA in Hangzhou metropolis increased from 146 km2 in 1991 to 868 km2 in 2014. Annual ISA growth rates were between 15.6 km2 and 48.8 km2 with the lowest growth rate in 1994–2000 and the highest growth rate in 2005–2010. Urban ISA increase before 2000 was mainly due to infilling within the urban landscape, and, after 2005, due to urban expansion in the urban-rural interfaces. Urban expansion in this study area has different characteristics in various directions that are influenced by topographic factors and urban development policies.

  11. Avaliação de sauveiros externos em eucaliptais de Minas Gerais

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Existe uma grande dificuldade em aperfeiçoar as técnicas de manejo de formigas cortadeiras, sobretudo no que diz respeito aos sauveiros externos localizados próximos a plantios florestais. Por causa disso, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo caracterizar aspectos como tamanho e distância de sauveiros externos em plantações de eucaliptos. A avaliação foi realizada em aceiros externos de três fazendas localizadas nos municípios de João Pinheiro e Buritizeiro, em Minas Gerais, seis meses após ser realizado o combate convencional às formigas cortadeiras. Foram encontrados nove sauveiros externos, com área média de terra solta de 62,5 ± 11,1 m2, localizados a uma distância média de 33,94 ± 8,68 metros entre a margem do plantio e o local do formigueiro. Constatou-se que tais características podem ser úteis no ajuste da largura da faixa de segurança de combate, a qual deve ser igual a 50 m. O gênero Trachymyrmex e as espécies Atta laevigata e Atta sexdens rubropilosa foram registrados como ocorrências novas no município de Buritizeiro, e o gênero Acromyrmex como uma nova ocorrência nos dois municípios.

  12. Sexual behaviour among casual workers in an international nightlife resort: a case control study

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    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Young holidaymakers report increased sexual risk-taking abroad, yet little is currently known about the sexual behaviour of those who extend time abroad through casual work. Methods Information on sexual behaviour was collected via an anonymous questionnaire administered to British bar and nightclub workers in Ibiza (cases, n = 92 and British people visiting Ibiza for holiday purposes only (controls, n = 868. Results Four in five (80.5% cases who arrived in Ibiza without a partner had sex during their stay and of these two thirds (65.5% had unprotected sex. Cases were more likely to report sexual risk-taking in Ibiza than controls and reported greater numbers of sexual partners prior to their visit. However, they had fewer sexual partners per week of stay. Conclusion Casual workers in bars and nightclubs abroad are a key risk group for sexual health and a potential conduit for the international spread of sexually transmitted infections. While they are an important target group for sexual health promotion, appropriately trained they are also ideally placed to deliver sexual health interventions to other young travellers.

  13. Knowledge of Hepatitis B Vaccine among Operating Room Personnel in Nigeria and Their Vaccination Status

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    Emeka B. Kesieme

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Hepatitis B virus (HBV infection is a well recognised occupational health hazard preventable by vaccination. Objectives. To determine the knowledge of operating room personnel (ORP in Nigeria about the Hepatitis B vaccine, their perception of Hepatitis B vaccination and vaccination status against HBV. Methods. Four university hospitals were selected by simple random sampling. A structured questionnaire was administered to 228 ORP after obtaining consent. Result. Only 26.8% of ORP were vaccinated against HBV. The primary reason for not being vaccinated or for defaulting from vaccination was lack of time. Differences in age, sex, duration of practice and respondent's institution between vaccinated and unvaccinated ORP were not significant (P>0.05. The majority (86.8% had the awareness of the existence of Hepatitis B vaccine. 83.8% of respondents believed that the vaccine should be given to the ORP as part of work place safety measures. The majority were aware of the modes of transmission of HBV infection. 78.9% of respondents believed that Hepatitis B vaccine is safe and 81.1% would recommend it to another staff. Conclusion. Despite a good knowledge about HBV infection and vaccine, most of ORP are still not vaccinated. Hepatitis B vaccination should be a prerequisite for working in the theatre, hence putting surgical patients at reduced risk.

  14. Risk factors associated with musculoskeletal symptoms in Korean dental practitioners.

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    Cho, KiHun; Cho, Hwi-Young; Han, Gyeong-Soon

    2016-01-01

    [Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between psychosocial stress, occupational stress, and musculoskeletal symptoms in Korean dental practitioners. [Subjects and Methods] Self-reported questionnaires were distributed to 401 dental practitioners in Korea. To assess the risk factors related to musculoskeletal disorders, the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, the Korean Occupational Stress Scale, and Psychosocial Well-Being Index Short Form were used. General and work-related characteristics of the subjects consisted of seven items, including age, career, height, weight, working days/week, working hours/day, and physical strain levels. [Results] In this study, 86.8% of the practitioners experienced musculoskeletal symptoms (shoulders, 72.8%; neck, 69.3%; waist, 68.3%; wrist, 58.4%; back, 44.1%; ankle, 38.7%; knee, 36.9%; hip, 20.4%; and elbows, 9.2%). Moreover, psychosocial and occupational stress can affect the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. In particular, we found that psychosocial stress has significant influence on the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. [Conclusion] To increase the quality of life and provide high-quality medical service for dental practitioners, risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders must be managed. Accordingly, dental practitioners must maintain good posture, get an appropriate amount of rest, and perform regular stretching exercise to reduce psychological stress and improve the work environment. PMID:26957728

  15. The Genetic Response to Short-term Interventions Affecting Cardiovascular Function: Rationale and Design of the HAPI Heart Study

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    Mitchell, Braxton D.; McArdle, Patrick F.; Shen, Haiqing; Rampersaud, Evadnie; Pollin, Toni I.; Bielak, Lawrence F.; Jaquish, Cashell; Douglas, Julie A.; Roy-Gagnon, Marie-Hélène; Sack, Paul; Naglieri, Rosalie; Hines, Scott; Horenstein, Richard B.; Chang, Yen-Pei C.; Post, Wendy; Ryan, Kathleen A.; Brereton, Nga Hong; Pakyz, Ruth E.; Sorkin, John; Damcott, Coleen M.; O’Connell, Jeffrey R.; Mangano, Charles; Corretti, Mary; Vogel, Robert; Herzog, William; Weir, Matthew R.; Peyser, Patricia A.; Shuldiner, Alan R.

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    Background The etiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is multifactorial. Efforts to identify genes influencing CVD risk have met with limited success to date, likely due to the small effect sizes of common CVD risk alleles and the presence of gene by gene and gene by environment interactions. Methods The Heredity and Phenotype Intervention (HAPI) Heart Study was initiated in 2002 to measure the cardiovascular response to four short-term interventions affecting cardiovascular risk factors and to identify the genetic and environmental determinants of these responses. The measurements included blood pressure responses to the cold pressor stress test and to a high salt diet, triglyceride excursion in response to a high fat challenge, and response in platelet aggregation to aspirin therapy. Results The interventions were carried out in 868 relatively healthy Amish adults from large families. The heritabilities of selected response traits for each intervention ranged from 8–38%, suggesting that some of the variation associated with response to each intervention can be attributed to the additive effects of genes. Conclusions Identifying these response genes may identify new mechanisms influencing CVD and may lead to individualized preventive strategies and improved early detection of high-risk individuals. PMID:18440328

  16. Polymorphisms of the maternal Slug gene in fetal neural tube defects in a Chinese population

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    Li Guo; Hong Zhao; Yuheng Pei; Quanren He; Wan-I Li; Ting Zhang; Xiaoying Zheng; Ran Zhou; Jun Xie

    2010-01-01

    Several studies have demonstrated that Slug,which encodes a zinc finger of the Snail family of transcription factors,is a potential risk factor for neural tube defects.Neural tube defects tend to occur with a high rate in Shanxi province,China.The present case-control study investigated genotypic distributions and allele frequencies of Slug C1548A polymorphisms in DNA samples from59 women with a history of neural tube defect pregnancies and 73 controls during the same period from Shanxi Province,China.Results demonstrated that women with a history of neural tube defect pregnancies had significantly greater genotypic distributions of Slug AA genotypes and A allele frequencies compared with controls,and A allele Slug C1548A was a risk factor for neural tube defects(odds ratio = 3.444;95% confidence interval;2.021-5.868,P < 0.05).Three-dimensional structure prediction revealed that Slug C1548A resulted in transition of aspartic acid into glutamate at position 119.This indicated that these mutations could lead to damaged protein structure and function.These findings suggest that Slug C1548A gene polymorphism is closely related to neural tube defects in a population of Han Chinese origin from Shanxi Province,China

  17. Survival and prognostic factors in non-small cell lung cancer patients with spinal bone metastases. A retrospective analysis of 303 patients

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    Rief, H.; Welzel, T.; Rieken, S.; Bischof, M.; Lindel, K.; Combs, S.E.; Debus, J. [University Hospital of Heidelberg, Department of Radiation Oncology, Heidelberg (Germany); Muley, T. [University Hospital of Heidelberg, Thorax Clinic, Department of Thoracic Oncology, Heidelberg (Germany); Bruckner, T. [University Hospital of Heidelberg, Department of Medical Biometry, Heidelberg (Germany)

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    For palliative care of spinal bone metastases, stability assessment is of crucial importance. Pathological fractures, instability-related patient immobility and the extent of bone metastasis have been reported to affect patient outcome and these parameters have therefore been used for treatment stratification. We report on stability-dependent fracture and survival rates in over 300 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Data from 303 patients with 868 osteolytic metastases treated with radiotherapy (RT) between 2000 and 2012 were evaluated retrospectively. In NSCLC patients with bone metastases only, the retrospective 6- and 12-month overall survival (OS) rates were 76.7 and 47.2%, respectively. In patients with additional non-bone distant metastases, these values were 60.0 and 34.0%, respectively. Survival rates were significantly lower in patients with multiple bone metastases and in those suffering pathological fractures (p=0.017). No significant impact of histological type, location of spinal lesions or treatment regime was detected. Furthermore, stability assessment revealed no influence of vertebral column stability on patient outcome (p=0.739). Our analysis demonstrated a correlation between the pathological fractures of bone lesions, the number of bone metastases, additional distant metastases and survival. The results offer a rationale for future prospective investigations. (orig.)

  18. Species-Level Differences in Hyperspectral Metrics among Tropical Rainforest Trees as Determined by a Tree-Based Classifier

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    Dar A. Roberts

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study explores a method to classify seven tropical rainforest tree species from full-range (400–2,500 nm hyperspectral data acquired at tissue (leaf and bark, pixel and crown scales using laboratory and airborne sensors. Metrics that respond to vegetation chemistry and structure were derived using narrowband indices, derivative- and absorption-based techniques, and spectral mixture analysis. We then used the Random Forests tree-based classifier to discriminate species with minimally-correlated, importance-ranked metrics. At all scales, best overall accuracies were achieved with metrics derived from all four techniques and that targeted chemical and structural properties across the visible to shortwave infrared spectrum (400–2500 nm. For tissue spectra, overall accuracies were 86.8% for leaves, 74.2% for bark, and 84.9% for leaves plus bark. Variation in tissue metrics was best explained by an axis of red absorption related to photosynthetic leaves and an axis distinguishing bark water and other chemical absorption features. Overall accuracies for individual tree crowns were 71.5% for pixel spectra, 70.6% crown-mean spectra, and 87.4% for a pixel-majority technique. At pixel and crown scales, tree structure and phenology at the time of image acquisition were important factors that determined species spectral separability.

  19. Tannery and coal mining waste disposal on soil

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    Kray, C.H.; Tedesco, M.J.; Bissani, C.A.; Gianello, C.; da Silva, K.J. [CEFET BG, Goncalves (Brazil)

    2008-11-15

    Tannery residues and coal mine waste are heavily polluting sources in Brazil, mainly in the Southern States of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. In order to study the effects of residues of chrome leather tanning (sludge and leather shavings) and coal waste on soybean and maize crops, a field experiment is in progress since 1996, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Experimental Station, county of Eldorado do Sul, Brazil. The residues were applied twice (growing seasons 1996/97 and 1999/00). The amounts of tannery residues were applied according to their neutralizing value, at rates of up to 86.8 t ha{sup -1}, supplying from 671 to 1.342 kg ha{sup -1} Cr(III); coal waste was applied at a total rate of 164 t ha{sup -1}. Crop yield and dry matter production were evaluated, as well as the nutrients (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Cu and Zn) and Cr contents. Crop yields with tannery sludge application were similar to those obtained with N and lime supplied with mineral amendments. Plant Cr absorption did not increase significantly with the residue application. Tannery sludge can be used also to neutralize the high acidity developed in the soil by coal mine waste.

  20. Efficacy and Tolerability of a Skin Brightening/Anti-Aging Cosmeceutical Containing Retinol 0.5%, Niacinamide, Hexylresorcinol, and Resveratrol.

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    Farris, Patricia; Zeichner, Joshua; Berson, Diane

    2016-07-01

    Consumers are increasingly interested in over-the-counter skin care products that can improve the appearance of photodamaged and aging skin. This 10-week, open-label, single- center study enrolled 25 subjects with mild to moderate hyperpigmentation and other clinical stigmata of cutaneous aging including fine lines, sallowness, lack of clarity, and wrinkling. Their mean age was 53.4±7.7 years. The test product contained retinol 0.5% in combination with niacinamide 4.4%, resveratrol 1%, and hexylresorcinol 1.1% in a moisturizing base. Subjects were provided a skin care regimen including a cleanser, hydrating serum, moisturizer, and an SPF 30 sunscreen for daily use. The test product was applied only at night. The use of this skin brightening/anti-aging cosmeceutical was found to provide statistically significant improvements in all efficacy endpoints by study end. Fine lines, radiance, and smoothness were significantly improved as early as week 2 (P The results of this open-label clinical study suggest that a topical cream containing retinol 0.5% in combination with niacinamide, resveratrol, and hexylresorcinol is efficacious and tolerable for skin brightening/anti-aging when used with a complementary skin care regimen including SPF 30 sun protection. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(7):863-868. PMID:27391637

  1. AGROMORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY OF PEARL MILLET (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. CULTIVARS GROWN IN BENIN

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    Rollande Aladé Dagba

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The agromorphological variability between various pearl millet cultivars was evaluated to examine the structure of millet in Benin Republic. Therefore, Forty-two (42 cultivars of pearl millet were collected from four agro-ecological areas viz North Extreme Zone (AEZ1, cotton Zone of northern (AEZ2, Food Zone of South-Borgou (AEZ3 and West-Atacora Zone (AEZ4 of Benin Republic. The experimentation was conducted on Ahossougbéta farm in the town Abomey-Calaviby using alpha lattice design in order to access thirty-three (33 agromorphological characters (seventeen (17 quantitative and sixteen (16 qualitative characters. The canonical discriminant analysis, principal component analysis and hierarchical ascendant classification has identified three morphological classes based on 16 quantitative traits and 8 qualitative discriminating Wilks'Lambda (P<0.0001. According to vegetative cycle, agroecological zones and botanical race, the distribution of cultivars has regrouped the three classes in two great groups of importance for the improvement of the millet resources.The first one group established withthe early cultivars (58.33% to yellow grain (83.33%, long candle (58.23 cm Valeur test +5.23 with low seed production characteristics (P1000 = 8.68 g Vt – 4.64. Itresults from ZAE1 ( 83 % and ZAE2 ( 17% and belong to globosum, typhoides and leonis races.

  2. Elevated Troponin Level with Negative Outcome Was Found in Ischemic Stroke

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    Buse Hasırcı

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Troponin increment is a highly sensitive and specific marker of myocardial necrosis. The reason of high troponin levels in acute stroke is not clear. The aim of this study was to identify the relationships between cardiac troponin-I (cTnI level and stroke. Methods. This study recruited 868 patients who were admitted to Istanbul Medeniyet University due to acute ischemic stroke, and the diagnosis was confirmed by diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. The patients with the causes increasing troponin level were excluded from the study. A total of 239 patients were finally included in the study. Clinics were evaluated by the modified Rankin Scale (mRS and the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS. Results. Serum level of troponin was higher in ischemic stroke patients with anterior circulation involvement in comparison to posterior involvement or hemorrhagic stroke (. Higher troponin levels related to increased stroke scale scores at discharge in ischemic stroke (. The level of cTnI was correlated with stroke scale scores at both admission and discharge in posterior stroke patients (. Conclusion. cTnI is a highly specific and sensitive marker of myocardial damage, and its elevation was associated with more severe neurological deficits in acute ischemic stroke.

  3. Richness and diversity of sand flies (Diptera, Psychodidae) in an Atlantic rainforest reserve in southeastern Brazil.

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    Pinto, Israel Souza; Dos Santos, Claudiney Biral; Ferreira, Adelson Luiz; Falqueto, Aloísio

    2010-12-01

    Our objective was to study and evaluate the richness and diversity of Phlebotominae fauna in the Duas Bocas Biological Reserve (DBBR) in the state of Espírito Santo, in southeastern Brazil. Sand fly collections were carried out during four consecutive nights each month between August 2007 and July 2008 at DBBR by using CDC automatic light traps and an illuminated Shannon trap. Specific richness (S) and Shannon diversity index (H) was calculated for each trap. We collected 18,868 sand flies belonging to 29 species and 13 genera. Nyssomyia yuilli yuilli was the most abundant species followed by Psychodopygus ayrozai, Ps. hirsutus, Psathyromyia pascalei, and Ps. matosi. We recorded Brumptomyia cardosoi, Br. troglodytes, and Ps. geniculatus for the first time in the state of Espírito Santo. We discuss the differences in diversity and richness of the sand flies in both traps and in relation to other Brazilian localities and biomes. We also discuss the possibility of wild transmission of Leishmania in the DBBR and the influence of the sand fly species in leishmaniasis transmission to the adjacent areas of the reserve.

  4. Integral PVA-PES Composite Membranes by Surface Segregation Method for Pervaporation Dehydration of Ethanol

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    吴洪; 李宪实; 聂明成; 李犇; 姜忠义

    2011-01-01

    A facile surface segregation method was utilized to fabricate poly(vinyl alcohol)-polyethersulfone (PVA-PES) composite membranes. PVA and PES were first dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), then casted on a glass plate and immersed in a coagulation bath. During the phase inversion process in coagulation bath, PVA spontaneously segregated to the polymer solution/coagulation bath interface. The enriched PVA on the surface was further crosslinked by glutaraldehyde. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) confirmed the integral and asymmetric membrane structure with a dense PVA-enriched surface and a porous PES-enriched support, as well as the surface enrichment of PVA. The coverage fraction of the membrane surtace by PVA reacned up to 86.8% when me PVA content m me membrane recipe was 16.7% (by mass). The water contact angle decreased with the increase of PVA content. The effect of coagulation bath type on membrane structure was analyzed. The membrane pervaporation performance was evaluated by varying the PVA content, the annealing temperature, feed concentration and operation temperature. The membrane exhibited a fairly good ethanol dehydration capacity and long-term operational stability.

  5. Removing and recovering of uranium from the acid mine waters by using ion exchange resin; Remocao e recuperacao de uranio de aguas acidas de mina por resina de troca ionica

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    Nascimento, Marcos Roberto Lopes do

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    Ion exchange using resins is one of the few processes capable of reducing ionic contaminants in effluents to very low levels. In this study the process was used to remove and recovery uranium from acid mine waters at Pocos de Caldas-MG Uranium Mining and Milling Plant. The local mineralogical features, allied to the biogeochemical phenomena, owing to presence of pyrite in the rock piles, moreover another factors, resulting acid drainage with several pollutants, including uranium ranging from 6 to 14 mg/l, as sulfate complex, that can be removed by anionic exchanger. The iron interference is eliminated by lime pretreatment of water, increasing pH from 2.6 to 3.3-3.8 to precipitate this cation, without changing the uranium amount. Eight anionic resins were tested, based on the uranium loading, in sorption studies. Retention time, and pH influence was verified for the exchanger chose. With breakthrough of 1 mg U/L and 10 mg U/l in the feed solution, the uranium decontamination level was 94%. Typical values of loading resin were 20-30 g U/l and 70-90 g SO{sub 4}/l. Uranium elution was done with Na Cl solution. Retention time, saline, and acid concentration were the parameters studied. The concentrate, obtained from the eluate by ammonia precipitation, presented uranium (86,8% as U{sub 3} O{sub 8}) and impurities within commercial specifications. (author)

  6. Social class and mental health: testing exploitation as a relational determinant of depression.

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    Muntaner, Carles; Ng, Edwin; Prins, Seth J; Bones-Rocha, Katia; Espelt, Albert; Chung, Haejoo

    2015-01-01

    This study tests whether social class exploitation operates as a relational mechanism that generates mental health inequalities in the nursing home industry. We ask, does social class exploitation (i.e., the acquisition of economic benefits from the labor of those who are dominated) have a systematic and predictable impact on depression among nursing assistants? Using cross-sectional data from 868 nursing assistants employed in 50 nursing homes in three U.S. states, we measure social class exploitation as "ownership type" (private for-profit, private not-for-profit, and public) and "managerial domination" (labor relations violations, perceptions of labor-management conflict). Depression is assessed using the original and revised versions of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D and CESD-R). Using two-level logistic regressions, we find that private for-profit ownership and higher managerial domination are predictive of depression among nursing assistants even after adjustment for potential confounders and mediators. Our findings confirm the theoretical and empirical value of applying a social class approach to understanding how mental health inequalities are generated through exploitative mechanisms. Ownership type and managerial domination appear to affect depression through social relations that generate mental health inequalities through the process of acquiring profits, controlling production, supervising and monitoring labor, and enforcing disciplinary sanctions. PMID:25813501

  7. La excesiva onerosidad sobrevenida en la contratación mercantil: una aproximación desde la perspectiva de la jurisdicción civil en Colombia

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    Javier Andrés Franco Zárate

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La vigencia del principio pacta sunt servanda implica para las partes la obligatoriedad de respetar lo acordado inicialmente en los negocios jurídicos que celebran en ejercicio de la autonomía de la voluntad. Sin embargo, con ocasión de los importantes y en veces repentinos cambios económicos, se abre paso la discusión de si las partes deben estar en todo caso atadas al cumplimiento de contratos en los que la prestación a cargo se ha tornado sin su culpa y luego de su celebración excesivamente onerosa. Así, se ha abierto paso la posibilidad de revisión del contrato en aplicación de la llamada “teoría de la imprevisión” bajo ciertas circunstancias. El artículo desarrolla un examen de la evolución y requisitos de la figura en la jurisprudencia civil y comercial colombiana, a la vez que analiza los poderes del juez civil en el marco del artículo 868 C.Co. colombiano para revisar y modificar el contrato.

  8. Training needs of teachers in ICT: Training profiles and elements of complexity

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    Belloch, Consuelo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Training needs of teachers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT is one of the key aspects for the integration of ICT in daily educational practice, along with competences in ICT and the use of these technological resources by teachers. The aim of this paper is to establish teacher training profiles and relate them to their competences in ICT and the use thereof, together with personal and contextual factors. To this end, it has been used a survey design, with the sample 868 teachers from primary and secondary education in the Comunidad Valenciana. The instrument for collecting information is a questionnaire. The results indicate that teachers demand higher-level training in personal-professional plane, requiring more training on the planes with the students in the classroom and the integration of ICT in the classroom. Furthermore, these needs can be structured into four profiles: initial, initial-intermediate, intermediate and advanced. It has also found a clear relationship between these profiles of training needs in competences in ICT, especially technology; the use of ICT, principally in personal-professional plan. It is also found an influence on these profiles of teachers of the age and the frequency of computer use. This implies that educational administrations should consider these results in the development of teacher training plans to produce higher quality programs, as it is demanded since different fields.

  9. 贵州三都水族Y染色体上7个STR基因座的遗传多态性分析%Polymorphism Analysis of Seven Y-STR Loci in Shui Population in Guizhou, China

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    何燕; 单可人; 谢渊; 修瑾; 吴昌学; 李毅; 任锡麟

    2006-01-01

    采用多重PCR技术, 结合ABI PRISMTM 377 DNA Sequencer四色荧光标记进行基因扫描分型, 对中国贵州三都水族群体进行7个Y-STR基因座的多态性分析, 计算其基因频率、遗传多样性及单倍型多样性, 获取相应的遗传多态信息.结果显示: 在94个无关男性样本中, DYS19、DYS389Ⅰ、DYS389Ⅱ、DYS390、DYS391、DYS392、DYS393等基因座分别检出6, 4, 6, 2, 3, 5, 4种等位基因, 遗传多样性在0.124(DYS389Ⅰ)~0.630(DYS19)之间; 由此组成的单倍型为27种, 单倍型多样性0.868.此7个Y-STR基因座在贵州三都水族群体中具有较好的多态性, 单倍型具有较高的遗传多态.

  10. Stillbirth history and Toxoplasma gondii infection in women attending public health centers in a northern Mexican City

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    Alvarado-Esquivel, C.; Pacheco-Vega, S. J.; Salcedo-Jaquez, M.; Sánchez-Anguiano, L. F.; Hernández-Tinoco, J.; Rábago-Sánchez, E.; Centeno-Tinoco, M. M.; Flores-Garcia, I. D.; Ramos-Nevarez, A.; Cerrillo-Soto, S. M.; Guido-Arreola, C. A.; Beristain-García, I.; Liesenfeld, O.; Berumen-Segovia, L. O.; Saenz-Soto, L.; Sifuentes-Álvarez, A.

    2015-01-01

    Through a cross-sectional study design, 150 women attending public health centers with a history of stillbirths were examined for anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies in Durango City, Mexico. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to assess the association of T. gondii seropositivity with the characteristics of the women with stillbirth history. Of the 150 women (mean age: 32.09 ± 9.16 years) studied, 14 (9.3%) had anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies and six (42.9%) of them were also positive for anti-T. gondii IgM antibodies. Multivariate analysis showed that T. gondii seropositivity was associated with high frequency (4–7 days a week) of eating meat (OR = 5.52; 95% CI: 1.48–20.59; P = 0.01), history of lymphadenopathy (OR = 4.52; 95% CI: 1.14–17.82; P = 0.03), and history of surgery (OR = 8.68; 95% CI: 1.04–72.15; P = 0.04). This is the first study on the seroepidemiology of T. gondii infection in women with a history of stillbirths in Mexico. The association of T. gondii exposure with a history of surgery warrants for further research. Risk factors for T. gondii infection found in the present survey may help to design optimal educational programs to avoid T. gondii infection. PMID:26185685

  11. Highly specific changes in antioxidant levels and lipid peroxidation in Parkinson's disease and its progression: Disease and staging biomarkers and new drug targets.

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    de Farias, Carine Coneglian; Maes, Michael; Bonifácio, Kamila Landucci; Bortolasci, Chiara Cristina; de Souza Nogueira, André; Brinholi, Francis Fregonesi; Matsumoto, Andressa Keiko; do Nascimento, Matheus Amarante; de Melo, Lúcio Baena; Nixdorf, Suzana Lucy; Lavado, Edson Lopes; Moreira, Estefânia Gastaldello; Barbosa, Décio Sabbatini

    2016-03-23

    There is evidence that immune-inflammatory, stress of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (IO&NS) processes play a role in the neurodegenerative processes observed in Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of the present study was to investigate peripheral IO&NS biomarkers in PD. We included 56 healthy individuals and 56 PD patients divided in two groups: early PD stage and late PD stage. Plasma lipid hydroperoxides (LOOH), malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide metabolites (NOx), sulfhydryl (SH) groups, catalase (CAT) activity, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, paraoxonase (PON)1 activity, total radical trapping antioxidant parameter (TRAP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured. PD is characterized by increased LOOH, MDA and SOD activity and lowered CAT activity. A combination of five O&NS biomarkers highly significantly predicts PD with a sensitivity of 94.5% and a specificity of 86.8% (i.e., MDA, SOD activity, TRAP, SH-groups and CAT activity). The single best biomarker of PD is MDA, while LOOH and SOD activity are significantly associated with late PD stage, but not early PD stage. Antiparkinson drugs did not affect O&NS biomarkers, but levodopa+carbidopa significantly increased CRP. It is suggested that MDA may serve as a disease biomarker, while LOOH and SOD activity are associated with late PD stage characteristic. New treatments for PD should not only target dopamine but also lipid peroxidation. PMID:26861200

  12. A long-term follow-up of the correlation between obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and multiple organ diseases%老年人阻塞性睡眠呼吸暂停低通气综合征与多器官疾病关系的长期随访

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    曹永生; 戴煌; 倪竟全; 朱爱华; 王预建; 慈书平

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the correlation between obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome(OSAHS) and multiple organ diseases.Methods Home-visit questionnaires were performed in 1 868 subjects (956 male,912 female) with an average age of (79 ±5) years,and a prospective follow-up was performed for a period of 20 years with annual medical examinations.Multiple organ diseases included hypertension,coronary heart disease,stroke,diabetes,pulmonary heart disease,renal insufficiency and erythrocytosis.The subjects were grouped by the diagnosis of OSAHS.Results Among the 1 868 subjects,598 (32.0%) were diagnosed with OSAHS,and 1 270 (68.0%) of non-OSAHS as the control group.By the end of follow-up,in the OSAHS group there were 477(79.8%) cases with hypertension,337(56.4%) cases with coronary heart disease,167 (27.9%) cases with stroke,76 (12.7%) cases with diabetes,37 (6.2%) cases with pulmonary heart disease,73 (12.2%) cases with renal insufficiency and 211 (35.3%) cases with erythrocytosis,all of which were significantly higher than those of the control group [323 (25.4%),315(24.8%),95(7.5%),69(5.4%),40(3.2%),58(4.6%),30(2.4%),P<0.01].The number of diseases in the OSAHS group was also higher than that in the control group (P < 0.05).Conclusion The incidence of multiple organ diseases was remarkably higher in the OSAHS group than that in the control group,which indicated that OSAHS was a risk factor for multiple organ diseases.These diseases in OSAHS patients may be related to hypoxia caused by OSAHS,endocrine and metabolic disorders,unhealthy lifestyles and arteriosclerosis.%目的 随访观察老年人中OSAHS与多器官疾病的关系.方法 前瞻性纳入1989年11月至2009年11月13所军队和地方离退休干部休养所定期体检的老年人共1 868例,其中男956例,女912例,平均年龄(79±5)岁.多器官疾病主要包括:高血压、冠心病、脑卒中、糖尿病、肺源性心脏病、肾功能不全和红细胞增

  13. Increasing socio-economic inequalities in life expectancy and QALYs in Sweden 1980-1997

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    Burström, Kristina; Johannesson, Magnus; Diderichsen, Finn

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to estimate the change in socio-economic differences in life expectancy and in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), for men and women at different ages, in Sweden 1980 to 1997. We used data from the Swedish Survey of Living Conditions (the ULF survey), which is linked...... to mortality data, to estimate the life expectancy in different socio-economic groups in 1980 and 1997 (n=100 868). Health state scores were obtained by mapping responses to selected ULF survey interview questions into the generic health-related quality of life measure EQ-5D, using the UK EQ-5D index tariff (n......=34 447). For 20-year-old men the difference in life expectancy between the highest (higher non-manual) and the lowest socio-economic group (unskilled manual) was 2.11 years in 1980 and 3.79 years in 1997. The corresponding figures for 20-year-old women were 1.56 in 1980 and 2.15 in 1997...

  14. Incorporating chemical modification constraints into a dynamic programming algorithm for prediction of RNA secondary structure

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    Mathews, David H.; Disney, Matthew D.; Childs, Jessica L.; Schroeder, Susan J.; Zuker, Michael; Turner, Douglas H.

    2004-01-01

    A dynamic programming algorithm for prediction of RNA secondary structure has been revised to accommodate folding constraints determined by chemical modification and to include free energy increments for coaxial stacking of helices when they are either adjacent or separated by a single mismatch. Furthermore, free energy parameters are revised to account for recent experimental results for terminal mismatches and hairpin, bulge, internal, and multibranch loops. To demonstrate the applicability of this method, in vivo modification was performed on 5S rRNA in both Escherichia coli and Candida albicans with 1-cyclohexyl-3-(2-morpholinoethyl) carbodiimide metho-p-toluene sulfonate, dimethyl sulfate, and kethoxal. The percentage of known base pairs in the predicted structure increased from 26.3% to 86.8% for the E. coli sequence by using modification constraints. For C. albicans, the accuracy remained 87.5% both with and without modification data. On average, for these sequences and a set of 14 sequences with known secondary structure and chemical modification data taken from the literature, accuracy improves from 67% to 76%. This enhancement primarily reflects improvement for three sequences that are predicted with <40% accuracy on the basis of energetics alone. For these sequences, inclusion of chemical modification constraints improves the average accuracy from 28% to 78%. For the 11 sequences with <6% pseudoknotted base pairs, structures predicted with constraints from chemical modification contain on average 84% of known canonical base pairs. PMID:15123812

  15. 影响乳腺癌保乳术后美容效果相关因素的分析%Factors Associated with Cosmetic Outcome in Breast Conserving Surgery

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    贾海霞; 夏婷; 曹腾飞; 胡小戊; 章乐虹

    2012-01-01

      目的探讨影响乳腺癌保乳术后美容效果的相关因素.方法对2005年9月-2010年9月于我院收治的221例保乳患者进行美容效果的评价.分析乳房体积、切除边缘次数以及肿瘤大小对于保乳术后美容效果的影响.结果保乳术后患者总体满意率为83.3%(184/221).肿瘤大小≤3cm与>3cm患者术后满意率分别为86.8%和45.5%(P3cm, respectively(P<0.05). Breast volume and excision times had no effects on cosmetic result. Conclusion Tumor size is the important factor that influences the breast conserving cosmetic outcome, not breast volume and excision times.

  16. Prevalence of enteric protozoa in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men from Sydney, Australia.

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    Stark, Damien; Fotedar, Rashmi; van Hal, Sebastian; Beebe, Nigel; Marriott, Deborah; Ellis, John T; Harkness, John

    2007-03-01

    A prospective, comparative study of the prevalence of enteric protozoa was determined among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) in Sydney, Australia. A total of 1,868 patients submitted stool specimens; 1,246 were from MSM (628 HIV positive and 618 HIV positive) and 622 from non-MSM were examined over a 36-month period. A total of 651 (52.2%) stool specimens from MSM were positive for protozoa compared with 85 (13%) from non-MSM. There was a significant difference in the prevalence of Blastocystis hominis, Endolimax nana, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar complex, Entamoeba hartmanni, Iodamoeba butschlii, and Enteromonas hominis detected between MSM and non-MSM (PEntamoeba histolytica was found in 3 patients, E. dispar in 25, and E. moshkovskii in 17, all of whom were MSM. When compared with a control group, MSM were significantly more likely to harbor intestinal protozoa and have multiple parasites present. The results of this study show high rates of enteric parasites persist in MSM and highlight the importance of testing for intestinal parasites in MSM. This is the first report of E. moshkovskii from MSM. PMID:17360882

  17. Analysis of Passive RF-DC Power Rectification and Harvesting Wireless RF Energy for Micro-watt Sensors

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, analytical modeling of passive rectifying circuits and the harvesting of electromagnetic (EM power from intentionally generated as well as from ubiquitous sources are presented. The presented model is based on the linearization of rectifying circuits. The model provides an accurate method of determining the output characteristics of rectifying circuits. The model was verified with Advance Design System (ADS Harmonic balance (HB simulations and measurements. The results from the presented model were in agreement with simulations and measurements. Consequently design considerations and trade-off of radio frequency (RF harvesters are discussed. To verify the exploitation of ambient RF power sources for operation of sensors, a dual-band antenna with a size of ~λ/4 at 900MHz and a passive dual-band rectifier that is able to power a commercial Thermo-Hygrometer requiring ~1.3V and 0.5MΩ from a global system for mobile communications (GSM base station is demonstrated. The RF power delivered by the receiving dual-band antenna at a distance of about 110 m from the GSM base station ranges from -27 dBm to -50 dBm from the various GSM frequency bands. Additionally, wireless range measurements of the RF harvesters in the industrial, scientific and medical (ISM band 868MHz is presented at indoor conditions.

  18. A survey of mycotic otitis externa of dogs in Lisbon.

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    Bernardo, F M; Martins, H M; Martins, M L

    1998-09-01

    One hundred and thirteen dogs of different breeds and with different clinical forms of external otitis were mycologically and bacteriologically examined. Forty six of those dogs showed abnormal cerumen with a high yeasts contamination. These yeasts belong to four species: Malassezia pachydermatis (80.4%), Cryptococcus laurentii (13.1%), Candida parapsilosis (4.3%) and Trichosporon cutaneum (2.1%). All strains, excepting C. laurentii were highly lipolytic. Most of the clinical cases associated with those yeasts were chronic, with hyperkeratosis and lichenification, and most of them were relapsed otitis (91.3%). The most affected dogs were a pendulous ears breeding (65.7%) and males (86.8%). Some dogs had other cutaneous disorders (seborrhoeic dermatitis, pemphigus). In vitro tests, using seven different antifungal drugs were systematically performed. All strains revealed to be 5-fluorocytosine-resistant and 32% of them were also resistant to nystatin. One M. pachydermatis isolated was resistant to all of the tested antifungal drugs. PMID:18473540

  19. Comparison of the clinical efficacy of oral terbinafine and ketoconazole combined with cephalexin in the treatment of Malassezia dermatitis in dogs--a pilot study.

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    Rosales, Millie S; Marsella, Rosanna; Kunkle, Gail; Harris, Bradley L; Nicklin, Constance F; Lopez, Jennifer

    2005-06-01

    The purpose of this randomized, single blinded clinical trial was to evaluate cytologically and clinically the efficacy of oral cephalexin alone and its combination with terbinafine or ketoconazole for the treatment of Malassezia dermatitis in dogs. Twenty-two client-owned dogs with Malassezia dermatitis completed the 3-week study. All received cephalexin (generic, 250 mg or 500 mg) at 22-30 mg kg(-1) twice daily. Eight dogs received terbinafine at 30 mg kg(-1) once daily and seven dogs received ketoconazole (generic, 200 mg) at 5-10 mg kg(-1) twice daily. The remaining seven dogs received cephalexin alone. At week 0 (visit 1) and week 3 (visit 2), mean yeast counts were determined from three affected areas using tape-strip cytology, a clinical index score (CIS) was assigned to the affected areas, and owners evaluated pruritus using a visual analogue scale. All groups showed reduction in mean yeast counts, CIS and pruritus. There was an 86.8%, 80.2% and 28.8% reduction in mean yeast counts from visit 1 to visit 2 for the terbinafine, ketoconazole and cephalexin-only groups, respectively. However, within treatment group comparisons a significant reduction in mean yeast count was only evident for the terbinafine (P Malassezia dermatitis. PMID:15960630

  20. Evolution of antimicrobial resistance and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children with invasive and noninvasive pneumococcal diseases in Algeria from 2005 to 2012

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Pneumococcal infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs has dramatically reduced the incidence of pneumococcal diseases. PCVs are not currently being used in Algeria. We conducted a prospective study from 2005 to 2012 in Algeria to determine antimicrobial drug resistance and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae from children with pneumococcal disease. Among 270 isolated strains from children, 97 (36% were invasive disease; of these, 48% were not susceptible to penicillin and 53% not susceptible to erythromycin. A high rate of antimicrobial nonsusceptibility was observed in strains isolated from children with meningitis. The serotype distribution from pneumococci isolated from children with invasive infections was (by order of prevalence: 14, 1, 19F, 19A, 6B, 5, 3, 6A and 23F. Multidrug resistance was observed in serotypes 14, 19F, 19A and 6B. The vaccine coverage of serotypes isolated from children aged <5 years was 55.3% for PCV7, 71.1% for PCV10 and 86.8% for PCV13. Our results highlight the burden of pneumococcal disease in Algeria and the increasing S. pneumoniae antibiotic resistance. The current pneumococcal vaccines cover a high percentage of the circulating strains. Therefore, vaccination would reduce the incidence of pneumococcal disease in Algeria.

  1. FCRD Milestone Report: M21AF050901

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    Hoelzer, David T [ORNL; Sokolov, Mikhail A [ORNL; Byun, Thak Sang [ORNL; Odette, George R. [University of California, Santa Barbara; Klingensmith, Doug [University of California, Santa Barbara; Gragg, David [University of California, Santa Barbara; Stergar, Eric [University of California, Santa Barbara; Fields, Kirk [University of California, Santa Barbara

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    The objective of this study was to perform mechanical testing on large scale heats of the advanced ODS 14YWT alloy to investigate the effects of processing parameters on mechanical properties. Mechanical properties tests were conducted on two heats of the advanced ODS 14YWT ferritic alloy: the 14YWT-SM11 was produced by extrusion at ORNL and OW4 was produced by HIP at UCSB. The 14YWT-SM11 showed very high tensile strength compared to OW4, but showed less ductility as a result. The fracture toughness transition temperature of 14YWT-SM11 was determined in two orientations and showed T{sub 0} = 48 C in the favorably strong L-T direction while shifting by 63 C to T{sub 0} = 111 C in the weaker T-L direction. The fracture toughness transition temperature for OW4 was not determined but appeared to be within the range observed for 14YWT-SM11. The fracture toughness of 14YWT-SM11 at room temperature was 86.8 MPa{radical}m and 93.1 MPa{radical}m, which was much higher than that of OW4 (27.4 MPa{radical}m). The strain rate jump tests conducted on OW4 indicated that the creep properties were similar to MA957 at 750 C.

  2. 7种杀虫剂对油菜病毒病和传毒媒介蚜虫的防效评价%Control Efficiency Evaluation of Seven Insecticides against Oilseed Rape Virus Diseases and Its Viruliferous Aphids

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    赵敏; 张国忠; 李荣; 吴传伟; 洪美萍; 徐福寿

    2010-01-01

    田间防效试验结果表明:25%吡蚜酮WP 90 g a.i./hm2、25%噻虫嗪WG 18.75 g a.i./hm2、15%吡·丁硫EC33.75 g a.i./hm2、70%吡虫啉WG 31.5 g a.i./hm2、10%吡虫啉WP 30 g a.i./hm2对油菜蚜虫和油菜病毒病均有较好的防效,其中25%噻虫嗪WG、15%吡·丁硫EC、70%吡虫啉WG、10%吡虫啉WP处理后3~5 d对蚜虫的防效高达72.1%~83.6%,25%吡蚜酮WP处理后10 d的防效高达79%,而对病毒病的防效为86.8%~94.3%.18%吡·噻WP81 g a.i./hm2、5%啶虫脒WP 18.75 g a.i./hm2对蚜虫的防效差,药后3~7 d的防效分别为46%~73%和47%~65%.

  3. Some functional properties of composite material based on scrap tires

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    Plesuma, Renate; Malers, Laimonis

    2013-09-01

    The utilization of scrap tires still obtains a remarkable importance from the aspect of unloading the environment from non-degradable waste [1]. One of the most prospective ways for scrap tires reuse is a production of composite materials [2] This research must be considered as a continuation of previous investigations [3, 4]. It is devoted to the clarification of some functional properties, which are considered important for the view of practical applications, of the composite material. Some functional properties of the material were investigated, for instance, the compressive stress at different extent of deformation of sample (till 67% of initial thickness) (LVS EN 826) [5] and the resistance to UV radiation (modified method based on LVS EN 14836) [6]. Experiments were realized on the purposefully selected samples. The results were evaluated in the correlation with potential changes of Shore C hardness (Shore scale, ISO 7619-1, ISO 868) [7, 8]. The results showed noticeable resistance of the composite material against the mechanical influence and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The correlation with the composition of the material, activity of binder, definite technological parameters, and the conditions supported during the production, were determined. It was estimated that selected properties and characteristics of the material are strongly dependent from the composition and technological parameters used in production of the composite material, and from the size of rubber crumb. Obtained results show possibility to attain desirable changes in the composite material properties by changing both the composition and technological parameters of examined material.

  4. The fusion rules for the Temperley-Lieb algebra and its dilute generalization

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    Belletête, Jonathan

    2015-10-01

    The Temperley-Lieb (TL) family of algebras is well known for its role in building integrable lattice models. Even though a proof is still missing, it is agreed that these models should go to conformal field theories in the thermodynamic limit and that the limiting vector space should carry a representation of the Virasoro algebra. The fusion rules are a notable feature of the Virasoro algebra. One would hope that there is an analogous construction for the TL family. Such a construction was proposed by Read and Saleur (2007 Nucl. Phys. B 777 316) and partially computed by Gainutdinov and Vasseur (2013 Nucl. Phys. B 868 223-70) using the bimodule structure over the TL algebras and the quantum group Uq (sl2).We use their definition for the dilute Temperley-Lieb (dTL) family, a generalization of the original TL family. We develop a new way of computing fusion by using induction and show its power by obtaining fusion rules for both dTL and TL. We recover those computed by Gainutdivov and Vasseur and new ones that were beyond their scope. In particular, we identify a set of irreducible TL- or dTL-representations whose behavior under fusion is that of some irreducibles of the minimal models of conformal field theory.

  5. Older maternal age is associated with depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms in young adult female offspring.

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    Tearne, Jessica E; Robinson, Monique; Jacoby, Peter; Allen, Karina L; Cunningham, Nadia K; Li, Jianghong; McLean, Neil J

    2016-01-01

    The evidence regarding older parental age and incidence of mood disorder symptoms in offspring is limited, and that which exists is mixed. We sought to clarify these relationships by using data from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. The Raine Study provided comprehensive data from 2,900 pregnancies, resulting in 2,868 live born children. A total of 1,220 participants completed the short form of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21) at the 20-year cohort follow-up. We used negative binomial regression analyses with log link and with adjustment for known perinatal risk factors to examine the extent to which maternal and paternal age at childbirth predicted continuous DASS-21 index scores. In the final multivariate models, a maternal age of 30-34 years was associated with significant increases in stress DASS-21 scores in female offspring relative to female offspring of 25- to 29-year-old mothers. A maternal age of 35 years and over was associated with increased scores on all DASS-21 scales in female offspring. Our results indicate that older maternal age is associated with depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms in young adult females. Further research into the mechanisms underpinning this relationship is needed. PMID:26569038

  6. 鲑鳟鱼骨提取胶原肽工艺与产品生物活性研究%Studies on the extracting process and bioactivities of collagen polypeptides from trout bone

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    王东; 蒲训; 陈明凯; 岳斌; 徐红伟; 高天鹏

    2010-01-01

    从9种备选酶中选取胃蛋白酶(Pepsin)和风味蛋白酶(Flavourzyme),以脱钙的鲑鳟鱼骨制取Mr<3 000 Da活性胶原肽,并进行抗性测定.结果EDTA微波复合脱钙效果最佳,浓度、时间、微波功率等对脱钙效率和胶原损失影响较大;最佳酶解工艺为先Pepsin 1.2%,料液比1:30,T 65℃,pH 2.2,提取6 h,提取率达8.68%,DH 2.23%,后调料液比至1:35,Flavourzyme 1.2%,T 57℃,pH 6.4,提取4 h,提取率为6.96%,DH5.81%;经粗滤、微滤、超滤、浓缩、干燥过筛等得到成品,其纯度为84.08%,羟脯氧酸(Hpro)含量为6.22%.产品FRAP值为3.80 mmol/L,DPPH'清除率为13.33%,'OH清除率为11.24%.

  7. Lifetime risk of stroke and impact of hypertension: estimates from the adult health study in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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    Takahashi, Ikuno; Geyer, Susan M; Nishi, Nobuo; Ohshita, Tomohiko; Takahashi, Tetsuya; Akahoshi, Masazumi; Fujiwara, Saeko; Kodama, Kazunori; Matsumoto, Masayasu

    2011-05-01

    Very few reports have been published on lifetime risk (LTR) of stroke by blood pressure (BP) group. This study included participants in the Radiation Effects Research Foundation Adult Health Study who have been followed up by biennial health examinations since 1958. We calculated the LTR of stroke for various BP-based groups among 7847 subjects who had not been diagnosed with stroke before the index age of 55 years using cumulative incidence analysis adjusting for competing risks. By 2003, 868 subjects had suffered stroke (512 (58.9%) were women and 542 (62.4%) experienced ischemic stroke). BP was a significant factor in determining risk of stroke for men and women, with distributions of cumulative risk for stroke significantly different across BP groups. The LTR of all-stroke for normotension (systolic BP/diastolic BP 160/100 mm Hg) were 13.8-16.9-25.8-25.8% in men and 16.0-19.9-24.0-30.5% in women, respectively (P bomb survivor subjects experienced stroke over their lifetime from the age of 55 years. Long-term stroke risks were elevated in those with hypertension (> 140/90 mm Hg) at any of the index ages of 45, 55, 65 and 75 years. PMID:21326305

  8. NADPH Oxidase 1 and NADPH Oxidase 4 Have Opposite Prognostic Effects for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Hepatectomy

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    Ha, Sang Yun; Paik, Yong-Han; Yang, Jung Wook; Lee, Min Ju; Bae, Hyunsik; Park, Cheol-Keun

    2016-01-01

    Background/Aims Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NOX)-mediated reactive oxygen species contribute to various liver diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Uncertainties remain regarding the prognostic relevance of NOX1 and NOX4 protein expression in HCC. Methods NOX1 and NOX4 protein expression was examined by using immunohistochemistry in tumor tissue from 227 HCC patients who underwent hepatectomy. Results High immunoreactivity for NOX1 was observed in 197 (86.8%) of the 227 HCC cases and low immunoreactivity for NOX4 in 112 (49.3%). NOX1 and NOX4 proteins had opposite prognostic effects. High NOX1 expression was an independent predictor of both shorter recurrence-free survival (RFS) (p<0.01) and shorter overall survival (OS) (p=0.01). Low NOX4 expression was an independent predictor of both shorter RFS (p<0.01) and shorter OS (p=0.01). Subgroup analysis showed that, among patients with normal α-fetoprotein levels, patients with tumor size ≤5.0 cm and patients in Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage A, high NOX1 expression had unfavorable effects on RFS, whereas low NOX4 expression had unfavorable effects on both RFS and OS. Conclusions These findings demonstrated that NOX1 and NOX4 protein expression had opposite prognostic effects for HCC patients. Moreover, both proteins had prognostic value in HCC patients with normal α-fetoprotein levels or with early-stage HCC. PMID:27282266

  9. Radial Velocity Studies of Close Binary Stars. XV

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    Pribulla, T; Blake, R M; Lu, W; Thomson, J R; De Bond, H; Karmo, T; de Ridder, A; Ogloza, W; Stachowski, G; Siwak, M

    2008-01-01

    Radial-velocity measurements and sine-curve fits to the orbital radial velocity variations are presented for the last eight close binary systems analyzed the same way as in the previous papers of this series: QX And, DY Cet, MR Del, HI Dra, DD Mon, V868 Mon, ER Ori, and Y Sex. For another seven systems (TT Cet, AA Cet, CW Lyn, V563 Lyr, CW Sge, LV Vir and MW Vir) phase coverage is insufficient to provide reliable orbits but radial velocities of individual components were measured. Observations of a few complicated systems observed throughout the DDO close-binary program are also presented; among them an especially interesting is the multiple system V857 Her which - in addition to the contact binary - very probably contains one or more sub-dwarf components of much earlier spectral type. All suspected binaries which were found to be most probably pulsating stars are briefly discussed in terms of mean radial velocities and projected rotation velocities (v sin i) as well as spectral type estimates. In two of them...

  10. Classifying Step and Spin Turns Using Wireless Gyroscopes and Implications for Fall Risk Assessments

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies have reported a greater prevalence of spin turns, which are more unstable than step turns, in older adults compared to young adults in laboratory settings. Currently, turning strategies can only be identified through visual observation, either in-person or through video. This paper presents two unique methods and their combination to remotely monitor turning behavior using three uniaxial gyroscopes. Five young adults performed 90° turns at slow, normal, and fast walking speeds around a variety of obstacles while instrumented with three IMUs (attached on the trunk, left and right shank. Raw data from 360 trials were analyzed. Compared to visual classification, the two IMU methods’ sensitivity/specificity to detecting spin turns were 76.1%/76.7% and 76.1%/84.4%, respectively. When the two methods were combined, the IMU had an overall 86.8% sensitivity and 92.2% specificity, with 89.4%/100% sensitivity/specificity at slow speeds. This combined method can be implemented into wireless fall prevention systems and used to identify increased use of spin turns. This method allows for longitudinal monitoring of turning strategies and allows researchers to test for potential associations between the frequency of spin turns and clinically relevant outcomes (e.g., falls in non-laboratory settings.

  11. Survival and prognostic factors in non-small cell lung cancer patients with spinal bone metastases. A retrospective analysis of 303 patients

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    For palliative care of spinal bone metastases, stability assessment is of crucial importance. Pathological fractures, instability-related patient immobility and the extent of bone metastasis have been reported to affect patient outcome and these parameters have therefore been used for treatment stratification. We report on stability-dependent fracture and survival rates in over 300 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Data from 303 patients with 868 osteolytic metastases treated with radiotherapy (RT) between 2000 and 2012 were evaluated retrospectively. In NSCLC patients with bone metastases only, the retrospective 6- and 12-month overall survival (OS) rates were 76.7 and 47.2%, respectively. In patients with additional non-bone distant metastases, these values were 60.0 and 34.0%, respectively. Survival rates were significantly lower in patients with multiple bone metastases and in those suffering pathological fractures (p=0.017). No significant impact of histological type, location of spinal lesions or treatment regime was detected. Furthermore, stability assessment revealed no influence of vertebral column stability on patient outcome (p=0.739). Our analysis demonstrated a correlation between the pathological fractures of bone lesions, the number of bone metastases, additional distant metastases and survival. The results offer a rationale for future prospective investigations. (orig.)

  12. Nickel(II) complexes of N2S2 donor set ligand and halide/pseudohalides: Synthesis, crystal structure, DNA and bovine/human serum albumin interaction

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    Animesh Patra; Biplab Mondal; Buddhadeb Sen; Ennio Zangrando; Pabitra Chattopadhyay

    2015-11-01

    A series of neutral hexacoordinated nickel(II) complexes of formula [NiII (L)X2] (where L = 3,4-bis(2-pyridylmethylthio)toluene with tetradentate N2S2 donor set and X = chloride (1), azide (2), cyanate (3) and isothiocyanate anion (4)) have been synthesized and isolated in pure form. The complexes were characterized by physicochemical and spectroscopic methods along with detailed structural characterization of 1,2 and 3 by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. The structural study showed that the nickel(II) ion has a distorted octahedral geometry being chelated by the tetradentate N2S2 ligand and bound to cis- located choride or pseudohalide anions. In dimethylformamide solution the complexes showed quasi-reversible NiII/NiIII redox couples in cyclic voltammograms with E1/2 values of +0.723, +0.749, +0.768 and +0.868 V for 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. The study of interaction of the complexes with calf thymus DNA, bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human serum albumin (HSA) using spectroscopic and physicochemical tools clearly indicates that the complexes interact with DNA via groove binding mode.

  13. Developing synergy regression models with space-borne ALOS PALSAR and Landsat TM sensors for retrieving tropical forest biomass

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    Sinha, Suman; Jeganathan, C.; Sharma, L. K.; Nathawat, M. S.; Das, Anup K.; Mohan, Shiv

    2016-06-01

    Forest stand biomass serves as an effective indicator for monitoring REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation). Optical remote sensing data have been widely used to derive forest biophysical parameters inspite of their poor sensitivity towards the forest properties. Microwave remote sensing provides a better alternative owing to its inherent ability to penetrate the forest vegetation. This study aims at developing optimal regression models for retrieving forest above-ground bole biomass (AGBB) utilising optical data from Landsat TM and microwave data from L-band of ALOS PALSAR data over Indian subcontinental tropical deciduous mixed forests located in Munger (Bihar, India). Spatial biomass models were developed. The results using Landsat TM showed poor correlation (R 2 = 0.295 and RMSE = 35 t/ha) when compared to HH polarized L-band SAR (R 2 = 0.868 and RMSE = 16.06 t/ha). However, the prediction model performed even better when both the optical and SAR were used simultaneously (R 2 = 0.892 and RMSE = 14.08 t/ha). The addition of TM metrics has positively contributed in improving PALSAR estimates of forest biomass. Hence, the study recommends the combined use of both optical and SAR sensors for better assessment of stand biomass with significant contribution towards operational forestry.

  14. Translation and Validation of a Korean Version of the Xerostomia Inventory in Patients with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome

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    2016-01-01

    This study was conducted to generate and validate a cross-culturally adapted Korean version of the xerostomia inventory (XI), an 11-item questionnaire designed to measure the severity of xerostomia. The original English version of the XI was translated into Korean according to the guidelines for cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality-of-life measures. Among a prospective cohort of primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) in Korea, 194 patients were analyzed. Internal consistency was evaluated by using Cronbach’s alpha, and test-retest reliability was obtained by using an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) analysis. Construct validity was investigated by performing a correlation analysis between XI total score and salivary flow rate (SFR). Cronbach’s alpha for internal consistency was 0.868, and the ICC for test-retest reliability ranged from 0.48 to 0.827, with a median value of 0.72. Moderate negative correlations between XI score and stimulated SFR, unstimulated SFR, and differential (stimulated minus unstimulated) SFR were observed (Spearman’s rho, ρ = −0.515, −0.447, and −0.482, respectively; P xerostomia in the pSS patients. In conclusion, the Korean version of the XI is a reliable tool to estimate the severity of xerostomia in patients with pSS. PMID:27134493

  15. Translation and Validation of a Korean Version of the Xerostomia Inventory in Patients with Primary Sjögren's Syndrome.

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    Lee, Jennifer; Koh, Jung Hee; Kwok, Seung-Ki; Park, Sung-Hwan

    2016-05-01

    This study was conducted to generate and validate a cross-culturally adapted Korean version of the xerostomia inventory (XI), an 11-item questionnaire designed to measure the severity of xerostomia. The original English version of the XI was translated into Korean according to the guidelines for cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality-of-life measures. Among a prospective cohort of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in Korea, 194 patients were analyzed. Internal consistency was evaluated by using Cronbach's alpha, and test-retest reliability was obtained by using an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) analysis. Construct validity was investigated by performing a correlation analysis between XI total score and salivary flow rate (SFR). Cronbach's alpha for internal consistency was 0.868, and the ICC for test-retest reliability ranged from 0.48 to 0.827, with a median value of 0.72. Moderate negative correlations between XI score and stimulated SFR, unstimulated SFR, and differential (stimulated minus unstimulated) SFR were observed (Spearman's rho, ρ = -0.515, -0.447, and -0.482, respectively; P xerostomia in the pSS patients. In conclusion, the Korean version of the XI is a reliable tool to estimate the severity of xerostomia in patients with pSS. PMID:27134493

  16. Mathematical and statistical analysis of the effect of boron on yield parameters of wheat

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    Rawashdeh, Hamzeh [Water Management and Environment Research Department, National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, P.O. Box 639, Baqa 19381 (Jordan); Sala, Florin [Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Regele Mihai I al României” from Timişoara, Timişoara, 300645 (Romania); Boldea, Marius [Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Agriculture, Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Regele Mihai I al României” from Timisoara, Timişoara, 300645 (Romania)

    2015-03-10

    The main objective of this research is to investigate the effect of foliar applications of boron at different growth stages on yield and yield parameters of wheat. The contribution of boron in achieving yield parameters is described by second degree polynomial equations, with high statistical confidence (p<0.01; F theoretical < F calculated, according to ANOVA test, for Alfa = 0.05). Regression analysis, based on R{sup 2} values obtained, made it possible to evaluate the particular contribution of boron to the realization of yield parameters. This was lower for spike length (R{sup 2} = 0.812), thousand seeds weight (R{sup 2} = 0.850) and higher in the case of the number of spikelets (R{sup 2} = 0.936) and the number of seeds on a spike (R{sup 2} = 0.960). These results confirm that boron plays an important part in achieving the number of seeds on a spike in the case of wheat, as the contribution of this element to the process of flower fertilization is well-known. In regards to productivity elements, the contribution of macroelements to yield quantity is clear, the contribution of B alone being R{sup 2} = 0.868.

  17. The Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration

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    Keiji Yokoyama

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO is a highly effective therapy for gastric varices with liver cirrhosis. We have investigated the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC after BRTO. We enrolled 71 patients with viral hepatitis in which HCC had not appeared with liver imaging findings at the time of BRTO. The overall survival rate after BRTO was 86.8%, 76.1%, and 50.5% at 1, 3, and 5 years. The occurrence rate of HCC after BRTO was 20.9%, 41.1%, and 60.7% at 1, 3, and 5 years, especially showing a higher occurrence of HCC at one year. Meanwhile, the occurrence rate of HCC after treatment which excluded BRTO for esophagogastric varices in patients was 6.3%, 19.2%, and 42.5% at 1, 3, and 5 years. The log-rank test revealed that the occurrence rate of HCC after treatment was significantly higher in the BRTO group compared with that in the non-BRTO group (P=0.0447. The recurrence rate of HCC after BRTO was 35.8% and 80.0% at 1 and 3 years. The present study demonstrated a high incidence of HCC after BRTO in liver cirrhosis patients with viral hepatitis infection. We have suggested the potential for BRTO to accelerate hepatocarcinogenesis.

  18. Comparison of initial high resolution computed tomography features in viral pneumonia between metapneumovirus infection and severe acute respiratory syndrome

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    Objective: To review and compare initial high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in patients with metapneumovirus pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-Coronovirus). Materials and methods: 4 cases of metapneumovirus pneumonia (mean age of 52.3 years) in an institutional outbreak (Castle Peak Hospital) in 2008 and 38 cases of SARS-coronovirus (mean age of 39.6 years) admitted to Tuen Mun hospital during an epidemic outbreak in 2003 were included. HRCT findings of the lungs for all patients were retrospectively reviewed by two independent radiologists. Results: In the metapneumovirus group, common HRCT features were ground glass opacities (100%), consolidation (100%), parenchymal band (100%), bronchiectasis (75%). Crazy paving pattern was absent. They were predominantly subpleural and basal in location and bilateral involvement was observed in 50% of patients. In the SARS group, common HRCT features were ground glass opacities (92.1%), interlobular septal thickening (86.8%), crazy paving pattern (73.7%) and consolidation (68%). Bronchiectasis was not seen. Majority of patient demonstrated segmental or lobar in distribution and bilateral involvement was observed in 44.7% of patients. Pleural effusion and lymphadenopathy were of consistent rare features in both groups. Conclusion: Ground glass opacities, interlobular septal thickening and consolidations were consistent HRCT manifestations in both metapneumovirus infection and SARS. The presence of bronchiectasis (0% in SARS) may point towards metapneumovirus while crazy paving pattern is more suggestive of SARS.

  19. Analysis of the Two-Regime Method on Square Meshes

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    Flegg, Mark B.

    2014-01-01

    The two-regime method (TRM) has been recently developed for optimizing stochastic reaction-diffusion simulations [M. Flegg, J. Chapman, and R. Erban, J. Roy. Soc. Interface, 9 (2012), pp. 859-868]. It is a multiscale (hybrid) algorithm which uses stochastic reaction-diffusion models with different levels of detail in different parts of the computational domain. The coupling condition on the interface between different modeling regimes of the TRM was previously derived for onedimensional models. In this paper, the TRM is generalized to higher dimensional reaction-diffusion systems. Coupling Brownian dynamics models with compartment-based models on regular (square) two-dimensional lattices is studied in detail. In this case, the interface between different modeling regimes contains either flat parts or right-angle corners. Both cases are studied in the paper. For flat interfaces, it is shown that the one-dimensional theory can be used along the line perpendicular to the TRM interface. In the direction tangential to the interface, two choices of the TRM parameters are presented. Their applicability depends on the compartment size and the time step used in the molecular-based regime. The two-dimensional generalization of the TRM is also discussed in the case of corners. © 2014 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

  20. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of a New Hexadentate Ligand N,N'-Bis(di(2-pyridyl)methyl)ethylenediamine

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    叶保辉; 陈小明

    2004-01-01

    The reaction of di(2-pyridyl)ketone with ethylenediamine produced hexadentate Schiff base 1 which can be reduced to form a new ligand N,N'-bis(di(2-pyridyl)-methyl)ethylenediamine (BDPM) in ethanol solution. The two compounds were characterized by elemental analyses and spectroscopic methods. Their structures were determined by X-ray diffraction study. Crystal data for 1: C24H2oN6, Mr=392.5, monoclinic, P21/c, a=13.871(3), b=13.510(2), c=12.153(2) A, β=112.97(2)°, Z=4, V=2094.1 (6) A3, Dc=1.245 g/cm3,μ(MoKα)=0.078 mm-1, F(000)=824, the final R=0.0545 and wR=0.0557 for 2048 observed reflections (I > 2σ(I)); for BDPM: C24H24N6, Mr=396.49, monoclinic, C2/c, a=21.411(3), b=8.053(1), c=11.868(1) A, β= 92.63(1)°, Z= 4, V=2044.2(4)A3, Dc=1.288 g/cm3,μ(MoKα)=0.080 mm-1, F(000)=840, the final R=0.0401 and wR=0.0939 for 1673 observed reflections (I > 2σ(I)).

  1. A Feasibility Study of a Portable Alpha Particle Spectrometer

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    Alpha spectroscopy is widely used for detecting undeclared nuclear facilities, activities, and materials. Due to the heavy equipment required to carry out this technique, its applications is limited. With the goal of quickly and efficiently responding to undeclared nuclear facilities, activities, and materials, the present authors have designed and built a portable α-particle spectrometer. This study was conducted in order to develop a new portable α-particle spectrometer with the purpose of detecting undeclared nuclear facilities, activities, and materials on site quickly and efficiently. All heavy and large components, which are typically required for a laboratory such as a αparticle spectrometry system, were minimized and placed in a small container with a weight of 14 kg and a size of 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm. In the feasibility study, the calculated enrichment values of 235U obtained from the portable α-particle spectrometer were 1.868 % and 3.083 %, similar to the results from a commercial spectrometry system used in laboratories, 2.049 % and 3.253 %. These differences were possibly caused by different channel setups for each system

  2. Development and assessment of quantitative structureactivity relationship models for bioconcentration factors of organic pollutants

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    QIN Hong; CHEN JingWen; WANG Ying; WANG Bin; LI XueHua; LI Fei; WANG YaNan

    2009-01-01

    Bioconcentration factors (BCFs) are of great importance for ecological risk assessment of organic chemicals. In this study, a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) model for fish BCFs of 8 groups of compounds was developed employing partial least squares (PLS) regression, based on lin-ear solvation energy relationship (LSER) theory and theoretical molecular structural descriptors. The guidelines for development and validation of QSAR models proposed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) were followed. The model results show that the main factors governing IogBCF are Connolly molecular area (CMA), average molecular polarizability (α) and mo-lecular weight (Mw). Thus molecular size plays a critical role in affecting the bioconcentration of organic pollutants in fish. For the established model, the multiple correlation coefficient square (R2Y)2=0.868, the root mean square error (RMSE)=0.553 log units, and the leave-many-out cross-validated Q2CUM=0.860, indicating its good goodness-of-fit and robustness. The model predictivity was evaluated by external validation, with the external explained variance (Q2EXT)=0.755 and RMSE=0.647 log units. Moreover, the applicability domain of the developed model was assessed and visualized by the Williams plot. The developed QSAR model can be used to predict fish logBCF for organic chemicals within the application domain.

  3. Luminous efficacy enhancement of ultraviolet-excited white light-emitting diodes through multilayered phosphor-in-glass.

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    Peng, Yang; Wang, Sinmin; Li, Ruixin; Li, Hong; Cheng, Hao; Chen, Mingxiang; Liu, Sheng

    2016-06-20

    To enhance the luminous efficacy of ultraviolet-excited white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs), a novel packaging structure that is based on a multilayered red, green, and blue (RGB) phosphor-in-glass (PiG) was proposed. The RGB PiG was prepared by screenprinting and low temperature sintering, and the effects of different configuration orders of RGB phosphor layers on the optical performance of WLEDs were studied. Compared with the conventional mixed-RGB PiG, the luminous efficacy of WLEDs packaged by the multilayered PiG with the order of R-G-B is increased by 8.2% at the driving current of 500 mA, and the corresponding correlated color temperature (CCT) and color rendering index (CRI) are 2984 K and 86.8, respectively. Moreover, the WLEDs packaged by multilayered G-R-B PiG yield the highest luminous efficacy of 27.19 lm/W at the expense of color quality, which is still an acceptable warm light, with a CCT of 3326 K and a CRI of 84.2. PMID:27409121

  4. Crystallographic Characterization of the Novel Inorganic-organic Hybrid Coordinated Polymer:[(C22H50N2)(Ag2I4)]n

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    李浩宏; 陈之荣; 黄长沧; 肖光参; 任永刚

    2004-01-01

    A novel coordinated polymer [(C22H50N2)(Ag2I4)]n([C22H50N2]2+ = N,N′-1,2- ethylence-bis(N,N′-dimethyl octane ammonium) (EDO)) was synthesized by the reaction of AgI and EDO at room temperature with pH = 6.8, and structurally characterized by means of X-ray single- crystal diffraction. It crystallizes in triclinic, space group P1 with a = 9.6080(1), b = 12.7643(2), c = 7.2157(8)A,α = 100.835(8), β = 91.030(3), γ = 91.297(9)°, (C21.50H48.50Ag2I4N2), Mr = 1058.46, V = 868.71(19)A3, Z = 1, Dc = 2.023g/cm3, F(000) = 497.5, μ(MoKα) = 4.692 mm-1, the final R = 0.0623 and wR = 0.1949 for 2641 observed reflections with I > 2((I). The title compound consists of cations ([C22H50N2]2+) and anion chain (Ag2I42-)∞ which are combined by static attracting forces in the crystal to form the so-called organic-inorganic hybrid material.

  5. Mutational analysis of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and tRNASer(UCN) genes in Tunisian patients with nonsyndromic hearing loss

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    We explored the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and the tRNASer(UCN) genes in 100 Tunisian families affected with NSHL and in 100 control individuals. We identified the mitochondrial A1555G mutation in one out of these 100 families and not in the 100 control individuals. Members of this family harbouring the A1555G mutation showed phenotypic heterogeneity which could be explained by an eventual nuclear-mitochondrial interaction. So, we have screened three nuclear genes: GJB2, GJB3, and GJB6 but we have not found correlation between the phenotypic heterogeneity and variants detected in these genes. We explored also the entire mitochondrial 12S rRNA and the tRNASer(UCN) genes. We detected five novel polymorphisms: T742C, T794A, A813G, C868T, and C954T, and 12 known polymorphisms in the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene. None of the 100 families or the 100 controls were found to carry mutations in the tRNASer(UCN) gene. We report here First mutational screening of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and the tRNASer(UCN) genes in the Tunisian population which describes the second family harbouring the A1555G mutation in Africa and reveals novel polymorphisms in the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene

  6. Translation and validation of the Turkish version of the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire

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    Baysal, Asli; Demirci, Kadir; Dikmen, Ferhan; Aglarci, Ali Vasfi

    2016-01-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to translate the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ) into Turkish, validate the questionnaire, and provide a cross-cultural adaptation. Methods The translation process included the following steps, which were performed by a translation committee: (1) translation into Turkish, (2) back translation into English, (3) pretesting, and (4) cross-cultural adaptation. The Turkish version of the PIDAQ was produced subsequent to the translation process. Validity and reliability were measured using the Perception of Occlusion Scale and the aesthetic component of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need. The questionnaire was administered to 260 individuals (age range, 18–30 years; mean age, 20.50 ± 1.9 years). Structural validity was assessed via factor analysis, and internal consistency was measured using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Results Factor analysis revealed a four-factor structure, with factor loadings for included items ranging from 0.380 to 0.868. Few questions were shuffled among domains various factor loadings. Cronbach's alphas for the Turkish version of the PIDAQ ranged from 0.534 to 0.904. Mean scores for the PIDAQ subscale and total scores differed significantly according to Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need and Perception of Occlusion Scale scores. Conclusions This study provided a Turkish version of the PIDAQ, which could be a useful tool in the evaluation of the psychosocial impact of malocclusion in young Turkish adults. PMID:27478799

  7. Early association of electrocardiogram alteration with infarct size and cardiac function after myocardial infarction

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    陶则伟; 黄元伟; 夏强; 傅军; 赵志宏; 陆贤; BRUCEI.C.

    2004-01-01

    Objective:Myocardial infarction (MI) is the main cause of heart failure, but the relationship between the extent of MI and cardiac function has not been clearly determined.The present study was undertaken to investigate early changes in the electrocardiogram associated with infarct size and cardiac function after MI. Methods: MI was induced by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery in rats. Electrocardiograms, echocardiographs and hemodynamic parameters were assessed and myocardial infarct size was measured from mid-transverse sections stained with Masson's trichrome. Results:The sum of pathological Q wave amplitudes was strongly correlated with myocardial infarct size (r=0.920, P<0.0001), left ventricular ejection fraction (r=-0.868, P<0.0001) and left ventricular end diastolic pressure (r=0.835, P<0.0004).Furthermore, there was close relationship between MI size and cardiac function as assessed by left ventricular ejection fraction (r=-0.913, P<0.0001) and left ventricular end diastolic pressure (r=0.893, P<0.0001).Conclusion: The sum of pathological Q wave amplitudes after MI can be used to estimate the extent of MI as well as cardiac function.

  8. Simultaneous Determination of Residue of Captan and Flopet in Fruits by High performance Liquid Chromatography%高效液相色谱法同时测定水果中克菌丹和灭菌丹残留量

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    邵永源; 修长泽; 吴会进

    2007-01-01

    [目的]采用高效液相色谱法,同时测定水果中克菌丹和灭菌丹残留量.[方法]采用Florisil固相萃取柱净化样品,对样品进行预处理,并对色谱条件进行优化.[结果]同时测定克菌丹和灭菌丹,波长选择为210nm.克菌丹保留时间为10.7 min,检出限为0.75 mg/L,平均回收率为86.8%~106.0%.灭菌丹保留时间为17.6 min,检出限为0.60mg/L,平均回收率为101.6%~105.8%.[结论]采用Florisil固相萃取柱作为固相萃取的净化方法,建立了固相萃取-高效液相色谱法同时测定水果中克菌丹和灭菌丹残留量的分析方法.该方法简单,在实际工作中应用效果好.

  9. An extended finite element formulation for modeling the response of polycrystalline materials to shock loading

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    Robbins, Joshua; Voth, Thomas

    2007-06-01

    The eXtended Finite Element Method (X-FEM) is a finite element based discretization technique developed originally to model dynamic crack propagation [1]. Since that time the method has been used for modeling physics ranging from static mesoscale material failure to dendrite growth. Here we adapt the recent advances of Benson et al. [2] and Belytchko et al. [3] to model shock loading of polycrystalline material. Through several demonstration problems we evaluate the method for modeling the shock response of polycrystalline materials at the mesoscale. Specifically, we use the X-FEM to model grain boundaries. This approach allows us to i) eliminate ad-hoc mixture rules for multi-material elements and ii) avoid explicitly meshing grain boundaries. ([1] N. Moes, J. Dolbow, J and T. Belytschko, 1999,``A finite element method for crack growth without remeshing,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 46, 131-150. [2] E. Vitali, and D. J. Benson, 2006, ``An extended finite element formulation for contact in multi-material arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian calculations,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 67, 1420-1444. [3] J-H Song, P. M. A. Areias and T. Belytschko, 2006, ``A method for dynamic crack and shear band propagation with phantom nodes,'' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 67, 868-893.)

  10. Solution speciation of plutonium and Americium at an Australian legacy radioactive waste disposal site.

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    Ikeda-Ohno, Atsushi; Harrison, Jennifer J; Thiruvoth, Sangeeth; Wilsher, Kerry; Wong, Henri K Y; Johansen, Mathew P; Waite, T David; Payne, Timothy E

    2014-09-01

    During the 1960s, radioactive waste containing small amounts of plutonium (Pu) and americium (Am) was disposed in shallow trenches at the Little Forest Burial Ground (LFBG), located near the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Because of periodic saturation and overflowing of the former disposal trenches, Pu and Am have been transferred from the buried wastes into the surrounding surface soils. The presence of readily detected amounts of Pu and Am in the trench waters provides a unique opportunity to study their aqueous speciation under environmentally relevant conditions. This study aims to comprehensively investigate the chemical speciation of Pu and Am in the trench water by combining fluoride coprecipitation, solvent extraction, particle size fractionation, and thermochemical modeling. The predominant oxidation states of dissolved Pu and Am species were found to be Pu(IV) and Am(III), and large proportions of both actinides (Pu, 97.7%; Am, 86.8%) were associated with mobile colloids in the submicron size range. On the basis of this information, possible management options are assessed. PMID:25126837

  11. Ultra-Broad Band Radar Cross Section Reduction of Waveguide Slot Antenna with Metamaterials

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    Qiang Fu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available To reduce the radar cross section of a waveguide slot antenna, a three-layer metamaterial is presented based on orthogonal double split-ring resonators. The absorption characteristics of three-layer metamaterial are demonstrated by simulation. Moreover, the metamaterials have been loaded on common waveguide slot antenna according to the surface current distribution. The ultra-broad band radar cross section reduction of the antenna with metamaterials had been theoretically and experimentally investigated by radiating and scattering performances. Experimental and simulated results showed that the proposed antenna with metamaterials performed broadband radar cross section reduction from 3.9 GHz to 18 GHz and the gain had been improved due to the coupling effect between slot and the period structure. The maximal radar cross section reduction achieved 17.81 dB at 8.68 GHz for x-polarized incidence and 21.79 dB at 6.25 GHz for y-polarized waves.

  12. Detection of Greenhouse Gas Precursors from Diesel Engines Using Electrochemical and Photoacoustic Sensors

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    Aline Rocha

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Atmospheric pollution is one of the worst threats to modern society. The consequences derived from different forms of atmospheric pollution vary from the local to the global scale, with deep impacts on climate, environment and human health. Several gaseous pollutants, even when present in trace concentrations, play a fundamental role in important processes that occur in atmosphere. Phenomena such as global warming, photochemical smog formation, acid rain and the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer are strongly related to the increased concentration of certain gaseous species in the atmosphere. The transport sector significantly produces atmospheric pollution, mainly when diesel oil is used as fuel. Therefore, new methodologies based on selective and sensitive gas detection schemes must be developed in order to detect and monitor pollutant gases from this source. In this work, CO2 Laser Photoacoustic Spectroscopy was used to evaluate ethylene emissions and electrochemical analyzers were used to evaluate the emissions of CO, NOx and SO2 from the exhaust of diesel powered vehicles (rural diesel with 5% of biodiesel, in this paper called only diesel at different engine rotation speeds. Concentrations in the range 6 to 45 ppmV for ethylene, 109 to 1,231 ppmV for carbon monoxide, 75 to 868 ppmV for nitrogen oxides and 3 to 354 ppmV for sulfur dioxide were obtained. The results indicate that the detection techniques used were sufficiently selective and sensitive to detect the gaseous species mentioned above in the ppmV range.

  13. Hydrophobic poly(alkoxysilane) organogels as sorbent material for oil spill cleanup

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    Highlights: • Poly(alkoxysilane) organogels with high absorption capacity were prepared. • The influence of the alkoxysilane length on polymer properties was investigated. • Poly(alkoxysilane) organogels have high and fast oil capacities. • Poly(alkoxysilane) organogels have excellent oil/water selectivity. • Synthesized polymers could be used several times without any capacity loss. - Abstract: In this study, reusable poly(alkoxysilane) organogels with high absorption capacities were synthesized by the condensation of a cyclo aliphatic glycol (UNOXOL™) and altering the chain length of the alkyltriethoxysilanes. The structural and thermal properties of cross-linked poly(alkoxysilane) polymers were determined by FTIR, solid-state 13C and 29Si CPMAS NMR and TGA. The oil absorbency of poly(alkoxysilane)s was determined through oil absorption tests, absorption and desorption kinetics. Results showed that the highest oil absorbency capacities were found to be 295% for hexane, 389% for euro diesel, 428% for crude oil, 652% for gasoline, 792% for benzene, 792% for toluene, 868% for tetrahydrofuran, and 1060% for dichloromethane for the poly(alkoxysilane) gels based on UNOXOL™ and dodecyltriethoxysilane. Owing to their hydrophobic structure, the poly(alkoxysilane) organogels can selectively absorb crude oil from water. The reusability of the absorbents was quantitatively investigated, demonstrating that absorbents can be used effectively at least nine times

  14. Serum Osteopontin Level Correlates with Carotid-Femoral Pulse Wave Velocity in Geriatric Persons

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    Chung-Jen Lee

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Osteopontin (OPN is involved in the regulation of vascular calcification processes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between fasting serum OPN concentration and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV in geriatric persons. Fasting blood samples were obtained from 93 geriatric persons. cfPWV were performed by SphygmoCor system. Serum OPN levels were measured using a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Geriatric adults who had diabetes (P=0.007 or dyslipidemia (P=0.029 had higher cfPWV levels than those without diabetes or dyslipidemia. The univariable linear regression analysis showed that age (P=0.002, waist circumference (P=0.048, body mass index (P=0.004, systolic blood pressure (P=0.001, diastolic blood pressure (P=0.036, pulse pressure (P=0.017, creatinine (P=0.002, and log-OPN level (P=0.001 were positively correlated with cfPWV levels, while the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol level (P=0.007 and glomerular filtration rate (P=0.001 were negatively correlated with cfPWV levels among the geriatric adults. Multivariable forward stepwise linear regression analysis of the significant variables also showed that log-OPN (β=0.233, R2=0.123, regression coefficient: 1.868, P=0.011 was still an independent predictor of cfPWV levels in geriatric persons.

  15. Risk-Adjusted Analysis of Relevant Outcome Drivers for Patients after More Than Two Kidney Transplants

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    Lampros Kousoulas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients suffering end-stage renal disease, but as the long-term renal allograft survival is limited, most transplant recipients will face graft loss and will be considered for a retransplantation. The goal of this study was to evaluate the patient and graft survival of the 61 renal transplant recipients after second or subsequent renal transplantation, transplanted in our institution between 1990 and 2010, and to identify risk factors related to inferior outcomes. Actuarial patient survival was 98.3%, 94.8%, and 88.2% after one, three, and five years, respectively. Actuarial graft survival was 86.8%, 80%, and 78.1% after one, three, and five years, respectively. Risk-adjusted analysis revealed that only age at the time of last transplantation had a significant influence on patient survival, whereas graft survival was influenced by multiple immunological and surgical factors, such as the number of HLA mismatches, the type of immunosuppression, the number of surgical complications, need of reoperation, primary graft nonfunction, and acute rejection episodes. In conclusion, third and subsequent renal transplantation constitute a valid therapeutic option, but inferior outcomes should be expected among elderly patients, hyperimmunized recipients, and recipients with multiple operations at the site of last renal transplantation.

  16. Comparative Effectiveness of Risk-Stratified Care Management in Reducing Readmissions in Medicaid Adults With Chronic Disease.

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    Hewner, Sharon; Wu, Yow-Wu Bill; Castner, Jessica

    2016-01-01

    Hospitalized adult Medicaid recipients with chronic disease are at risk for rehospitalization within 90 days of discharge, but most research has focused on the Medicare population. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of population-based care management intensity on inpatient readmissions in Medicaid adults with pre-existing chronic disease. Retrospective analyses of 2,868 index hospital admissions from 2012 New York State Medicaid Data Warehouse claims compared 90-day post-discharge utilization in populations with and without transitional care management interventions. High intensity managed care organization interventions were associated with higher outpatient and lower emergency department post-discharge utilization than low intensity fee-for-service management. However, readmission rates were higher for the managed care cases. Shorter time to readmission was associated with managed care, diagnoses that include heart and kidney failure, shorter length of stay for index hospitalization, and male sex; with no relationship to age. This unexpected result flags the need to re-evaluate readmission as a quality indicator in the complex Medicaid population. Quality improvement efforts should focus on care continuity during transitions and consider population-specific factors that influence readmission. Optimum post-discharge utilization in the Medicaid population requires a balance between outpatient, emergency and inpatient services to improve access and continuity. PMID:26730804

  17. [Distribution and characteristics of soil antagonistic actinomycetes on northern slope of Taibai Mountain, Qinling].

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    Zhu, Wen-Jie; Xue, Quan-Hong; Cao, Yan-Ru; Xue, Lei; Shen, Guang-Hui; Lai, Hang-Xian

    2011-11-01

    Twelve representative soil samples were collected from different altitudes on the northern slope of Taibai Mountain to study the distribution and characteristics of soil antagonistic actinomyces by using agar block method. There existed a great deal of soil antagonistic actinomyces in the study area. Among the 141 actinomycete strains isolated, 116 strains (82.3%) showed antagonism toward 12 target bacteria or fungi. The antagonistic strains at altitudes 800-1845, 3488, 3655, and 3670 m occupied 73.7% -86.8%, 81.3%, 78.9% and 82.3% of the total, respectively. 42.1% of the strains at altitudes 1200-2300 m and > 3400 m showed strong and broad spectrum antagonistic activity, suggesting that there was a great potential for the isolation of actinomycete strains with strong anti-biotic capability at these altitudes. 24.1% of the antagonistic actinomycetes showed antagonism against Staphyloccocus aureu, and 2.4%, 6.9% and 11.2% of them showed activity toward Verticillium dahliae in cotton, Phytophthora sp. in strawberry and Neonectria radiciccla in ginseng, respectively. This study showed that the soil actinomycete antagonistic potentiality (SAAP) could be used as a quantitative indicator to evaluate the potential of antagonistic actinomycete resources in soil. PMID:22303680

  18. High efficiency GaAs solar cells using GaInP2 window layers

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    GaAs single-junction solar cells using Ga0.5In0.5P are reported with one sun, air mass (AM) 1.5, global efficiencies of 25.0-25.7%. The open-circuit voltage (Voc), short-circuit current (Jsc), and fill factor (ff) for the 25.7% efficient cell were 1.039 V, 28.5 mA/cm2, and 86.8%, respectively. The devices were grown at 700 degrees C using conventional atmospheric pressure metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The antireflection coating is a double layer of MgF2 and ZnS. Vocs as high as 1.055 V were obtained for some of the devices. This high Voc is attributed to the low interface recombination velocity of the Ga0.5In0.5PGaAs heterointerface. Factors that affect the efficiency of this device, including the thickness and composition of the Ga0.5In0.5P window layer, are presented and discussed

  19. Known glioma risk loci are associated with glioma with a family history of brain tumours

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    Melin, Beatrice; Dahlin, Anna M; Andersson, Ulrika;

    2013-01-01

    family history of brain tumours, defined as having at least one first- or second-degree relative with a history of brain tumour, are associated with known glioma risk loci. One thousand four hundred and thirty-one glioma cases and 2,868 cancer-free controls were identified from four case-control studies...... and two prospective cohorts from USA, Sweden and Denmark and genotyped for seven SNPs previously reported to be associated with glioma risk in case-control designed studies. Odds ratios were calculated by unconditional logistic regression. In analyses including glioma cases with a family history of brain...... tumours (n = 104) and control subjects free of glioma at baseline, three of seven SNPs were associated with glioma risk: rs2736100 (5p15.33, TERT), rs4977756 (9p21.3, CDKN2A-CDKN2B) and rs6010620 (20q13.33, RTEL1). After Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons, only one marker was statistically...

  20. Trophodynamics of hexabromocyclododecanes and several other non-PBDE brominated flame retardants in a freshwater food web.

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    Wu, Jiang-Ping; Guan, Yun-Tao; Zhang, Ying; Luo, Xiao-Jun; Zhi, Hui; Chen, She-Jun; Mai, Bi-Xian

    2010-07-15

    Several currently used non-polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs), 1,2-bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane (BTBPE), decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), hexabromobenzene (HBB), pentabromoethylbenzene (PBEB), and pentabromotoluene (PBT), are examined in the components of a freshwater food web from an electronic waste recycling site, South China. All these BFRs are detectable in the food web, with average concentrations of 13.9-868, 1.71-518, Food web magnification is observed for (+)-alpha-, (-)-alpha-, (+/-)-alpha-, and total HBCDs, and HBB, with trophic magnification factors (TMFs) of 2.22, 2.18, 2.19, 1.82, and 1.46, respectively; whereas there is trophic dilution of BTBPE and PBT through the food web. The TMFs for (+)-alpha-, (-)-alpha-, and (+/-)-alpha-HBCDs are comparable to those of PBDEs detected previously in the same food web. Biota samples show a shift from gamma- toward alpha-HBCD compared with the suspended particles, sediment, and HBCD technical mixtures, with a significant increase of alpha-HBCD on ascending trophic levels. Except for alpha-HBCD in suspended particles and sediment, all the HBCD enantiomers detected are nonracemic in the environmental matrix. In biota, nonracemic residues of alpha-HBCD were observed in mud carp and crucian carp; beta-HBCD in prawn, mud carp, and crucian carp; and gamma-HBCD in water snake, with preferences for (+)-alpha-, (-)-beta-, and (+)-gamma-HBCDs. PMID:20575536