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  1. Maia Laul / Maia Laul ; interv. Ene Ammer

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    Laul, Maia, 1921-2009

    1998-01-01

    Maia Laul eriala omandamisest, õppejõududest. Lõpetas 1949. a. Tallinna Riikliku Tarbekunsti Instituudi. Alar Kotli käealusena "Estonia" teatri taastamisprojekti juures. Peeter Tarvase ja August Volbergiga ENSV paviljponi kujundamas Moskvas VDNHs. Töötamisest ARSis. Sisearhitektuur ja monumentaalkunst (koostöö Eva Jänesega). Esinemistest näitustel "Ruum ja vorm". Ühiskondlike hoonete sisekujundustest. Vanaturu apteek (klaasigraafika Tiit Jürna)

  2. Educational Implications of the Bender.

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    Petti, Michael

    1988-01-01

    Examples of diagnostic formulations of the "Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt" are outlined and their instructional implications are delineated. The difficulties in paper and pencil copying of geometric designs focus primarily on: separation and overlapping of figures, repetition of design elements, pencil grip, visual perceptions, pattern…

  3. Performance of remanent supermirror benders

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    Boeni, P.; Clemens, D.; Horisberger, M.; Rubio, D.; Tixier, S. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Hahn, W. [ISIS (United Kingdom)

    1997-09-01

    Polarising supermirrors composed of magnetic and non-magnetic layers have been deposited on thin glass sheets by means of reactive DC-magnetron sputtering. Benders that are composed of such glass have an excellent transmission and can be used for polarising neutrons in zero field. (author) 3 figs., 1 tab., 2 refs.

  4. MAIA: a framework for developing agent-based social simulations

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    Ghorbani, Amineh; Dignum, Virginia; Bots, Pieter; Dijkema, Gerhard

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we introduce and motivate a conceptualization framework for agent-based social simulation, MAIA: Modelling Agent systems based on Institutional Analysis. The MAIA framework is based on Ostrom's Institutional Analysis and Development framework, and provides an extensive set of modelling

  5. Veskiteater tuleb külla! / Maia Punak

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    Punak, Maia

    2007-01-01

    Põlvamaalt tuleb Hiiumaale Mooste Veskiteater. 17. augustil etendub Soera talumuuseumis August Kitzbergi "Kosjasõit", lavastaja Astrid Allese. 18. augustil Käina kultuurikeskuses A. M. G. Schmidti "Miisu", lavastaja Maia Punak. Lavastaja tutvustab oma teatrit

  6. Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA applications: Systematic Review

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    Joana Machorrinho

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To assess the available evidence on different applications of MAIA. Methods: This research followed three sequenced moments, done by two independent re- searchers. Included only published adult population studies (18-65 years old, which used complete MAIA survey, not only for translation and validation purposes. Data were extracted to predefined tables, showed as a flowchart from PRISMA Statement. Levels of evidence and methodological quality was also assessed. Results: From 66 original studies obtained only 7 were included for analysis. 5 was observational studies, while 2 were experimental and from all, 4 have a strong methodological quality. MAIA was used in both health and clinical samples, at 7 countries from 2 continents. Mostly it was used for interoceptive awareness assessment, as a global concept but also for is subdimensions analysis. Conclusion: We suggest more studies with larger and more heterogeneous samples. Weconcluded that MAIA, when compared with previous questionnaires for interoception assessment, allowed for a more complete and specialized evaluation, but some authors still suggest it can be more complex than it is now. We explore some recommendations for future clinical and scientific applications of MAIA.

  7. Noise Analysis of MAIA System and Possible Noise Suppression

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    Švihlík, J.; Fliegel, K.; Koten, Pavel; Vítek, S.; Páta, P.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 20, č. 1 (2011), s. 110-117 ISSN 1210-2512. [International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing /33./ - TSP 2010. Baden near Vienna, 17.08.2010-20.08.2010] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : MAIA * meteor * noise analysis Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics Impact factor: 0.739, year: 2011

  8. Maia Mapper: high definition XRF imaging in the lab

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    Ryan, C. G.; Kirkham, R.; Moorhead, G. F.; Parry, D.; Jensen, M.; Faulks, A.; Hogan, S.; Dunn, P. A.; Dodanwela, R.; Fisher, L. A.; Pearce, M.; Siddons, D. P.; Kuczewski, A.; Lundström, U.; Trolliet, A.; Gao, N.

    2018-03-01

    Maia Mapper is a laboratory μXRF mapping system for efficient elemental imaging of drill core sections serving minerals research and industrial applications. It targets intermediate spatial scales, with imaging of up to ~80 M pixels over a 500×150 mm2 sample area. It brings together (i) the Maia detector and imaging system, with its large solid-angle, event-mode operation, millisecond pixel transit times in fly-scan mode and real-time spectral deconvolution and imaging, (ii) the high brightness MetalJet D2 liquid metal micro-focus X-ray source from Excillum, and (iii) an efficient XOS polycapillary lens with a flux gain ~15,900 at 21 keV into a ~32 μm focus, and (iv) a sample scanning stage engineered for standard drill-core sections. Count-rates up to ~3 M/s are observed on drill core samples with low dead-time up to ~1.5%. Automated scans are executed in sequence with display of deconvoluted element component images accumulated in real-time in the Maia detector. Application images on drill core and polished rock slabs illustrate Maia Mapper capabilities as part of the analytical workflow of the Advanced Resource Characterisation Facility, which spans spatial dimensions from ore deposit to atomic scales.

  9. Characterization of neutron supermirror V-bender

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    Shin, E. J.; Seong, B. S.; Lee, J. S.; Hong, K. P.; Choi, B. H.; Lee, C. H

    2004-05-15

    Neutron supermirror is used not only for neutron guide tubes that their make it possible to transmit neutrons for long distance with low losses in intensity but for neutron benders used as a beam splitter. These devices are of main components of advanced neutron diffractometer or spectrometer with cold neutrons. In this report, the basic principles and applications of neutron guide tube and neutron supermirror as well as the performance test results of neutron V-bender were introduced. These information will be used for the development of advance cold neutron spectrometers in the future.

  10. Characterization of neutron supermirror V-bender

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    Shin, E. J.; Seong, B. S.; Lee, J. S.; Hong, K. P.; Choi, B. H.; Lee, C. H.

    2004-05-01

    Neutron supermirror is used not only for neutron guide tubes that their make it possible to transmit neutrons for long distance with low losses in intensity but for neutron benders used as a beam splitter. These devices are of main components of advanced neutron diffractometer or spectrometer with cold neutrons. In this report, the basic principles and applications of neutron guide tube and neutron supermirror as well as the performance test results of neutron V-bender were introduced. These information will be used for the development of advance cold neutron spectrometers in the future

  11. Geometric Calibration and Radiometric Correction of the Maia Multispectral Camera

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    Nocerino, E.; Dubbini, M.; Menna, F.; Remondino, F.; Gattelli, M.; Covi, D.

    2017-10-01

    Multispectral imaging is a widely used remote sensing technique, whose applications range from agriculture to environmental monitoring, from food quality check to cultural heritage diagnostic. A variety of multispectral imaging sensors are available on the market, many of them designed to be mounted on different platform, especially small drones. This work focuses on the geometric and radiometric characterization of a brand-new, lightweight, low-cost multispectral camera, called MAIA. The MAIA camera is equipped with nine sensors, allowing for the acquisition of images in the visible and near infrared parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Two versions are available, characterised by different set of band-pass filters, inspired by the sensors mounted on the WorlView-2 and Sentinel2 satellites, respectively. The camera details and the developed procedures for the geometric calibrations and radiometric correction are presented in the paper.

  12. Improving the concurrent validity of the Bender-Gestalt test.

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    McCann, R; Plunkett, R P

    1984-06-01

    30 individuals diagnosed as showing Korsakoff's psychosis, 30 as paranoid schizophrenics and 30 as normal controls, each had the Bender-Gestalt test administered by four different methods. All four showed good concurrent validity. The so-called perfect method which requires the individual to compare his drawings on the standard administration with the Bender-Gestalt test cards and to redraw the design eliminating errors, showed some potential for improving the predictive validity of the Bender-Gestalt test.

  13. [Science and nation: romanticism and natural history in the works of E. J. da Silva Maia].

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    Kury, L

    1998-01-01

    The works of physician and naturalist Emílio Joaquim da Silva Maia (1808-59) can be viewed as a scientific project that discovers Brazil and its inhabitants. Maia's nationalism and his romantic view of nature formed the underpinnings of his scientific theories, especially his studies on zoological geography. He subordinated the issue of the biological specificity of different regions of the world to his era's debates on the construction of Brazil as an independent nation. In his interpretations of European natural history, Maia endeavored to understand Brazilian nature as a specific achievement of the Cosmos, in keeping with Alexander von Humboldt's approach.

  14. Kuldne poolkaar embab Pärnut / Silvia Paluoja ; kommenteerinud Eeri Tammik ja Maia-Liisa Kasvandik

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    Paluoja, Silvia, 1956-

    2010-01-01

    Pärnu ja Pärnut ümbritsevate piirkondade võrgustikke siduva teemaplaneeringu koostamisest. Lisatud Pärnumaa Omavalitsuste Liidu esimehe Eeri Tammiku ja Tahkuranna valla planeeringunõuniku Maia-Liisa Kasvandiku kommentaarid

  15. Noise Analysis of MAIA System and Possible Noise Suppression

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    J. Svihlik

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper is devoted to the noise analysis and noise suppression in a system for double station observation of the meteors now known as MAIA (Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyzer. The noise analysis is based on acquisition of testing video sequences in different light conditions and their further statistical evaluation. The main goal is to find a suitable noise model and subsequently determine if the noise is signal dependent or not. Noise and image model in the wavelet domain should be based on Gaussian mixture model (GMM or Generalized Laplacian Model (GLM and the model parameters should be estimated by moment method. Furthermore, noise should be modeled by GMM or GLM also in the space domain. GMM and GLM allow to model various types of probability density functions. Finally the advanced denoising algorithm using Bayesian estimator is applied and its performance is verified.

  16. Obituary: David Fulmer Bender, 1913-2004

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    Miller, Sylvia L.

    2004-12-01

    David Fulmer Bender died in San Diego, California, on 13 September 2004, at the age of 91. His heart stopped suddenly while he was dancing. His pioneering work in establishing comprehensive, computer-accessible ephemerides of asteroids and comets found many applications, including the first-ever visit to an asteroid, Gaspra, by an interplanetary spacecraft. Dave was born in Reno, Nevada, on 10 February 1913, to Homer Charles Bender and Susan Bowers Bender. The family moved to Spokane, Washington, while Dave was very young. His father was a civil engineer and a graduate of MIT, who helped design bridges and dams throughout the Northwest, including the Grand Coolie Dam. Dave had a brother, Phillip (now deceased), who was one year younger. Advancing rapidly in the Spokane school system, Dave finished high school when he was 15 years old. At 16 he moved to Pasadena, California, and began his studies at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In addition to pursuing his course work, he was active in track and football, a tendency toward physical exercise that stayed with him for the rest of his life. It was probably during these years that Dave heard a lecture by Albert Einstein, as mentioned to colleagues many years later. Dave received a BS degree in physics in 1933, an MS in 1934, and a PhD in 1937, all from Caltech. His dissertation was entitled, "The Index of Refraction of Air in the Photographic Infrared." During his sophomore year he found his way to Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he met his future wife, Elizabeth Boyden at a social gathering. They were married in 1935. Dave's academic career spanned the years from 1937 to 1970, initially at Louisiana State University, Vanderbilt University, and then Fisk. As a life-long pacifist and conscientious objector, Dave served alternate duty during World War II. In 1946 he joined the faculty of the physics department at Whittier College in California, where he became the department chair and

  17. Reassessment of Inferring Personality Traits from Bender-Gestalt Drawing Styles.

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    Holmes, Cooper B.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Assessed patients with closure difficulty on the Bender-Gestalt (N=50) and patients with edging tendencies on the Bender-Gestalt (N=50) for possible personality traits associated with those drawing styles. Results did not support using clients' Bender-Gestalt drawing style as a basis for inferring personality traits. (LLL)

  18. Psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA in a Chilean population

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    Camila eValenzuela Moguillansky

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA is an instrument designed to assess interoceptive awareness. The aim of this study was to adapt the original MAIA scale to Spanish and to analyze its psychometric properties in a Chilean population. The MAIA was administered to 470 adults, aged 18 to 70 years, 76.6% women and 23.4% men, residents of the provinces of Valparaiso and Concepcion, Chile. Exploratory factor analysis reduced the scale from 32 to 30 items. Confirmatory factor analysis supports a structure of eight interrelated factors (Noticing, Not-Distracting, Not-Worrying, Attention Regulation, Emotional Awareness, Self- Regulation, Body Listening and Trusting, similar to the original scale (χ2(371 = 659.78, p = .0001; CFI = .92, TLI = .91, RMSEA = .056 and SRMR = .059. The Spanish version showed appropriate indicators of construct validity and reliability, with a Cronbach's alpha of .90 for the total scale, and values between .40 and .86 for the different subscales. Similar to previous studies, low reliability was observed in two of the eight scales (Not-Distracting and Not-Worrying, thus further revision of these subscales is suggested. The Spanish version of MAIA proved to be a valid and reliable tool to investigate interoceptive awareness in the Chilean population.

  19. Varivalimised näitavad, et noored oskavad otsustada / Mailis Ostra, Maia Eskla

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    Ostra, Mailis

    2010-01-01

    Varivalimiste projektist 24. veebruar - 3. märts 2011 a., mis võimaldab noortel valida e-hääletusel riigikogu kandidaatide vahel. Vestlus Eesti Noorteühenduse Liidu varivalimiste projektijuhi Mailis Ostra ja projekti assistendi Maia Esklaga

  20. Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) Investigation of Airborne Particle Health Impacts

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    Diner, D. J.

    2016-12-01

    Airborne particulate matter (PM) is a well-known cause of heart disease, cardiovascular and respiratory illness, low birth weight, and lung cancer. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study ranks PM as a major environmental risk factor worldwide. Global maps of PM2.5concentrations derived from satellite instruments, including MISR and MODIS, have provided key contributions to the GBD and many other health-related investigations. Although it is well established that PM exposure increases the risks of mortality and morbidity, our understanding of the relative toxicity of specific PM types is relatively poor. To address this, the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) investigation was proposed to NASA's third Earth Venture Instrument (EVI-3) solicitation. The satellite instrument that is part of the investigation is a multiangle, multispectral, and polarimetric camera system based on the first and second generation Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imagers, AirMSPI and AirMSPI-2. MAIA was selected for funding in March 2016. Estimates of the abundances of different aerosol types from the WRF-Chem model will be combined with MAIA instrument data. Geostatistical models derived from collocated surface and MAIA retrievals will then be used to relate retrieved fractional column aerosol optical depths to near-surface concentrations of major PM constituents, including sulfate, nitrate, organic carbon, black carbon, and dust. Epidemiological analyses of geocoded birth, death, and hospital records will be used to associate exposure to PM types with adverse health outcomes. MAIA launch is planned for early in the next decade. The MAIA instrument incorporates a pair of cameras on a two-axis gimbal to provide regional multiangle observations of selected, globally distributed target areas. Primary Target Areas (PTAs) on five continents are chosen to include major population centers covering a range of PM concentrations and particle types, surface-based aerosol sunphotometers

  1. Bender-Gestalt Test correlates of prognosis in Unipolar Depression ...

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    The Bender-Gestalt test (B-G test) was administered to examine its prognostic implications in an Ethiopian sample with unipolar depression. Total 30 patients with moderate level of depression were included in study and their time taken was compared against the performance on the B-G test. Finally, a significant difference ...

  2. A Benders approach for the constrained minimum break problem

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    Rasmussen, Rasmus Vinther; Trick, Michael

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a hybrid IP/CP algorithm for designing a double round robin schedule with a minimal number of breaks. Both mirrored and non-mirrored schedules with and without place constraints are considered. The algorithm uses Benders cuts to obtain feasible home-away pattern sets in few...

  3. Sociocultural Factors and Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Performance.

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    Sapp, Gary L.

    The Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test (BG), a test of visual-motor integration, is a screening device used to investigate school-related factors that may produce poor academic achievement and learning disabilities. Because BG test stimuli are not obviously related to classroom content, and because BG scores are frequently offered as evidence of…

  4. Ethnicity and Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test Performance.

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    Sattler, Jerome M.; Gwynne, John

    1982-01-01

    Compared differences in the Bender-Gestalt mean error scores of 1,938 Black, Hispanic, and White children. Performed a two-way between groups' unweighted means ANOVA on the error scores for the seven age groups and for the three ethnic groups. Significant differences were found for both main effects. (Author)

  5. Optimization of a solid state polarizing bender for cold neutrons

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    Shah, V.R.; Washington, A.L.; Stonaha, P.; Ashkar, R.; Kaiser, H. [Center for the Exploration of Energy and Matter, Indiana University, Bloomington IN (United States); Krist, T. [Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Pynn, Roger [Center for the Exploration of Energy and Matter, Indiana University, Bloomington IN (United States); Neutron Science Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN (United States)

    2014-12-21

    We have designed a solid state bender to polarize cold neutrons for the Spin Echo Scattering Angle Measurement (SESAME) instrument at the Low Energy Neutron Source (LENS) at Indiana University. The design attempts to achieve high neutron polarization across a wide range of neutron wavelengths and divergence angles by optimizing the supermirror coating materials. The transmission and polarizing efficiency of the bender were modeled using the VITESS software, then measured at both continuous-wave and pulsed neutron sources. While the measured peak neutron transmission and polarization agree reasonably well with simulations, neither quantity has been successfully modeled for long wavelength neutrons. These results imply an insufficient understanding of the magnetic microstructure of the supermirror coatings used.

  6. Differential functioning of Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test items.

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    Sisto, Fermino Fernandes; Dos Santos, Acácia Aparecida Angeli; Noronha, Ana Paula Porto

    2010-02-01

    Differential Item Functioning (DIF) refers to items that do not function the same way for comparable members of different groups. The present study focuses on analyzing and classifying sex-related differential item functioning in the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test. Subjects were 1,052 children attending public schools (513 boys, 539 girls, ages 6-10 years). The protocols were scored using the Bender Graduated Scoring System, which evaluates only the distortion criterion using the Rasch logistic response model. The scoring system fit the Rasch model, although two items were found to be biased by sex. When analyzing differential functioning of items for boys and girls separately, the number of differentially functioning items was equal.

  7. Advances in Satellite Remote Sensing of Particulate Air Pollution: From MISR to MAIA

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    Diner, D. J.; Burke, K.; Xu, F.; Garay, M. J.; Kalashnikova, O. V.; Liu, Y.; Meng, X.; Wang, J.; Martin, R.; Ostro, B.

    2017-12-01

    Airborne particulate matter (PM) is a well-known cause of cardiovascular and respiratory disease. To estimate human exposure to PM pollution, satellite instruments such as the Terra Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) and the Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) have been used in conjunction with surface monitors to map near-surface PM concentrations. The relative toxicity of different size and compositional mixtures of PM is not well understood. To address this, we are developing the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) investigation. The satellite instrument extends MISR's multiangular visible and near-infrared (VNIR) spectral coverage to 14 bands in the ultraviolet, VNIR, and shortwave IR; three of the bands are polarimetric to enhance sensitivity to aerosol size and composition. To constrain the retrievals, the observations will be combined with data from surface monitors and the WRF-Chem and GEOS-Chem chemical transport models. Existing surface PM speciation monitors will be supplemented by adding new stations to the Surface PARTiculate mAtter Network (SPARTAN). Unlike MISR, MAIA is a targeting instrument. Primary areas of interest include metropolitan areas in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, and East Asia. PM retrieval algorithms are being developed using data from MISR and the high-altitude Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI). Epidemiologists on the MAIA science team will use the derived PM data products and birth, death, and hospital records to investigate adverse health impacts of different types of airborne particulates. MAIA's earliest possible launch date is mid-2020, making it possible for the data to be complemented by global observations from Terra as well as high temporal resolution atmospheric chemistry measurements from TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution), GEMS (Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer), and Sentinel-4.

  8. Reference Clinical Database for Fixation Stability Metrics in Normal Subjects Measured with the MAIA Microperimeter.

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    Morales, Marco U; Saker, Saker; Wilde, Craig; Pellizzari, Carlo; Pallikaris, Aristophanes; Notaroberto, Neil; Rubinstein, Martin; Rui, Chiara; Limoli, Paolo; Smolek, Michael K; Amoaku, Winfried M

    2016-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to establish a normal reference database for fixation stability measured with the bivariate contour ellipse area (BCEA) in the Macular Integrity Assessment (MAIA) microperimeter. Subjects were 358 healthy volunteers who had the MAIA examination. Fixation stability was assessed using two BCEA fixation indices (63% and 95% proportional values) and the percentage of fixation points within 1° and 2° from the fovea (P1 and P2). Statistical analysis was performed with linear regression and Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient. Average areas of 0.80 deg 2 (min = 0.03, max = 3.90, SD = 0.68) for the index BCEA@63% and 2.40 deg 2 (min = 0.20, max = 11.70, SD = 2.04) for the index BCEA@95% were found. The average values of P1 and P2 were 95% (min = 76, max = 100, SD = 5.31) and 99% (min = 91, max = 100, SD = 1.42), respectively. The Pearson's product moment test showed an almost perfect correlation index, r = 0.999, between BCEA@63% and BCEA@95%. Index P1 showed a very strong correlation with BCEA@63%, r = -0.924, as well as with BCEA@95%, r = -0.925. Index P2 demonstrated a slightly lower correlation with both BCEA@63% and BCEA@95%, r = -0.874 and -0.875, respectively. The single parameter of the BCEA@95% may be taken as accurately reporting fixation stability and serves as a reference database of normal subjects with a cutoff area of 2.40 ± 2.04 deg 2 in MAIA microperimeter. Fixation stability can be measured with different indices. This study originates reference fixation values for the MAIA using a single fixation index.

  9. The Bender-Gestalt test in an Italian sample: an analysis of Koppitz's Developmental Bender Scoring System deviations.

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    Mazzeschi, C; Lis, A

    2000-04-01

    This study extended the research of the psychometric characteristics of Koppitz's 1963/1975 Developmental Scoring System of the Bender-Gestalt test. Attention was paid to relations among the 7 deviations. The test was administered by licensed psychologists to 1,065 white children, aged from 3 yr., 6 mo. to 11 yr., 5 mo., enrolled in the regular education track of kindergarten and elementary school in Italy.

  10. Psychometric Evaluation and Norms for the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) in a Clinical Eating Disorders Sample.

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    Brown, Tiffany A; Berner, Laura A; Jones, Michelle D; Reilly, Erin E; Cusack, Anne; Anderson, Leslie K; Kaye, Walter H; Wierenga, Christina E

    2017-09-01

    Altered interoceptive awareness (IA) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of eating disorders; however, few comprehensive self-report measures of IA exist in eating disorders. The present study sought to validate the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA), originally developed to assess IA in individuals practicing mind-body therapies, in an eating disorder sample. Adult and adolescent patients (n = 376) completed assessments upon admission to a partial hospital programme. Analyses examined the factor structure of the MAIA, scale means, scale-scale correlations, internal consistency and construct validity. Analyses also examined associations between MAIA subscales and eating disorder symptoms. Results supported the original eight-factor structure of the MAIA. Internal consistency was acceptable, and the scales converged with associated measures. Importantly, Not Distracting, Self-regulation, Body Listening and Trusting were most strongly associated with eating disorder symptoms. Results support use of the MAIA among eating disorders and provide further support for the relevance of IA in eating disorders. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

  11. Comparison of Native American Navajo Bender-Gestalt Performance with Koppitz and Sompa Norms.

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    Moore, Clay L.; Zarske, John A.

    1984-01-01

    Compared Bender-Gestalt performance of 452 Navajo children with 1974 Koppitz and System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment norms (SOMPA), and investigated the use of the Bender-Gestalt for diagnosing learning disabilities. Results suggested the Koppitz and SOMPA White norms may be useful in psychological assessment of Navajo children. (JAC)

  12. Predicting Reading and Arithmetic Achievement by Using Bender Gestalt and Visual Memory Technique.

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    Rust, James O.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    First grade students were administered a screening battery that included the Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test, the Metropolitan Readiness Test, the Bender Gestalt Test, and the Visual Memory Technique. Stepwise regression equations revealed that the Bender Gestalt Test significantly increased the predictive power of the test battery. (FL)

  13. Correlations of the WRAT and PIAT Reading Recognition Subtest Scores with the VMI And Bender Gestalt.

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    Vance, Booney; Gore, William V.

    The relationship between word recognition subtests of the Wide Range Achievement Test and Peabody Individual Achievement Test with Bender-Gestalt and the Berry-Buktencia Test of Visual Motor Integration was examined with 27 children (7-14 years old) referred for psychological services. The Bender and Berry tests are among the most popular…

  14. A tragédia da impossibilidade do evento: Os Maias; o Big Brother e a pedagogia dos media

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    Orlando Grossegesse

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O romance Os Maias (1888 de Eça de Queiroz pertence ao cânone da Literatura Portuguesa. Questionando a leitura integral de textos literários no Ensino Secundário, a definição de Os Maias no sistema sócio-comunicativo da época como romance de conversação leva à descoberta do seu carácter dilemático numa sociedade dos média. No cerne desta abordagem está uma reinterpretação do incesto, evento que irrompe na vida social da alta sociedade lisboeta representada no romance. Esta representação é comparada ao Big Brother, levando a uma crítica da cultura que também diz respeito à actualidade. The novel Os Maias (1888, by Eça de Queiroz, belongs to the canons of Portuguese literature. Questioning the integral reading of literary texts in secondary school education, the definition of Os Maias in the sociocommunicative system of the time as a conversation novel highlights its dilemma in the media society. At the bottom of this approach lies the reinterpretation of incest, an event that bursts into the social life of Lisbon high society represented in the novel. This representation is compared with “Big Brother”, leading to a critique of culture that is also related to current times.

  15. An adaptive crystal bender for high power synchrotron radiation beams

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    Berman, L.E.; Hastings, J.B.

    1992-01-01

    Perfect crystal monochromators cannot diffract x-rays efficiently, nor transmit the high source brightness available at synchrotron radiation facilities, unless surface strains within the beam footprint are maintained within a few arcseconds. Insertion devices at existing synchrotron sources already produce x-ray power density levels that can induce surface slope errors of several arcseconds on silicon monochromator crystals at room temperature, no matter how well the crystal is cooled. The power density levels that will be produced by insertion devices at the third-generation sources will be as much as a factor of 100 higher still. One method of restoring ideal x-ray diffraction behavior, while coping with high power levels, involves adaptive compensation of the induced thermal strain field. The design and performance, using the X25 hybrid wiggler beam line at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), of a silicon crystal bender constructed for this purpose are described

  16. An Item Analysis and Validity Investigation of Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test Score Items

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    Lambert, Nadine M.

    1971-01-01

    This investigation attempted to demonstrate the utility of standard item analysis procedures for selecting the most reliable and valid items for scoring Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test test records. (Author)

  17. A solution approach to the ROADEF/EURO 2010 challenge based on Benders' Decomposition

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    Lusby, Richard Martin; Muller, Laurent Flindt; Petersen, Bjørn

    is therefore divided into two stages: in the first stage Benders feasibility and optimality cuts are added based on the linear programming relaxation of the Benders Master problem, and in the second stage feasible integer solutions are enumerated and procedure is applied to each solution in an attempt to make...... into the problem and additionally makes it possible to find lower bounds on the problem, which is typically not the case for the competing heuristics....

  18. A large angle cold neutron bender using sequential garland reflections for pulsed neutron source

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    Ebisawa, T.; Tasaki, S.; Soyama, K.; Suzuki, J.

    2001-01-01

    We discuss a basic structure and performance of a new cold neutron bender using sequential garland reflections, in order to bend a neutron beam with large divergence by large angle. Using this bender for a pulsed neutron source we could not only avoid the frame overlap for cold neutrons but also install a plural spectrometers at a cold guide and obtain polarized neutron beams if necessary. (author)

  19. Modelo para condução de mapeamento de processo organizacional : uma abordagem BPM com base no MAIA

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    Ferreira, Elisabeth de Araújo

    2014-01-01

    Realizado no âmbito do Grupo de Pesquisa em Arquitetura da Informação, este trabalho investiga como os aspectos teóricos e práticos dos temas Business Process Management (BPM) e Processo Organizacional (PO) estão sendo utilizados e como podem ser integrados ao Método de Arquitetura da Informação Aplicada (MAIA), para condução de mapeamento de PO. Com base na revisão bibliográfica, esta dissertação propõe um modelo teórico sobre o ciclo de vida BPM com base no MAIA para mapeamento de PO....

  20. À minha terra: leitura do sentimento nativista na poesia de Maia Ferreira e Gonçalves Dias

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    Júlio César Vieira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, analisaremos as configurações do nativismo em dois poetas de língua portuguesa: o brasileiro Antônio Gonçalves Dias (1823-1864 e o angolano José da Silva Maia Ferreira (1827-1881. Contemporâneos entre si, ambos os poetas escrevem sob a égide do Romantismo e apresentam os temas comuns a este movimento literário. A leitura que propomos buscará compreender as aproximações e os distanciamentos possíveis da produção destes poetas com relação ao tratamento dado ao sentimento de nacionalidade, o qual se apresenta, principalmente em Canção do exílio e À minha terra, de Gonçalves Dias e Maia Ferreira, respectivamente.

  1. Correlation of the Scores on Barron's Ego Strength Scale with the Scores on the Bender-Gestalt Test.

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    Martin, John D.; And Others

    1979-01-01

    The degree of relationship between scores on the Barron Ego Strength Scale and the scores on the Bender-Gestalt Test was investigated on a sample of college students. Correlations were moderate to low. Racial differences were observed on the Bender-Gestalt Test. (Author/JKS)

  2. The Performance of Learning Disabled Children on the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children and the Bender-Gestalt Test.

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    Haddad, Frederick A.

    1986-01-01

    Results of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) and Bender-Gestalt Test were compared for a sample of learning disabled children that included 24 blacks and 24 whites; mean age 9 years. A significant correlation coefficient was found between the K-ABC Simultaneous Scale and the Bender-Gestalt Test error score. Implications of these…

  3. Comparison of the Qualitative and Developmental Scoring Systems for the Modified Version of the Bender-Gestalt Test.

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    Brannigan, Gary G.; Brunner, Nancy A.

    1993-01-01

    Examined two scoring systems for Modified Version of the Bender-Gestalt Test. Administered Bender-Gestalt and Otis-Lennon School Ability Test to 75 first-grade and 84 second-grade students. Both systems were significantly correlated with school ability. Results of tests for differences between correlations indicated that Qualitative Scoring System…

  4. Turkish children's Bender-Gestalt test performance: differences in public and private school children.

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    Ozer, Serap

    2011-02-01

    The present study was undertaken to provide data on the Bender-Gestalt test for children aged 5 to 11 in Turkey. Although it is well documented that sociocultural factors are important in cognitive evaluations, the effects of type of school and differing educational opportunities provided by these schools on the Bender-Gestalt test have not been previously investigated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of age, sex, and school type on Bender-Gestalt performance. The test was individually administered to 484 children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. The children were enrolled in either public or private schools. Koppitz's Developmental Scoring System was utilized. The results indicated that older children performed with fewer errors. Girls performed with fewer errors than boys. Finally, as expected, private school children outperformed their public school peers. The results are discussed with respect to the importance of taking into account various educational factors in utilizing commonly used tests.

  5. Realisation of a novel crystal bender for a fast double crystal monochromator

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    Zaeper, R; Wollmann, R; Luetzenkirchen-Hecht, D; Frahm, R

    2001-01-01

    A novel crystal bender for an X-ray undulator beamline as part of a fast double crystal monochromator development for full EXAFS energy range was characterized. Rocking curves of the monochromator crystal system were recorded under different heat loads and bending forces of the indirectly cooled first Si(1 1 1) crystal. The monochromator development implements new piezo-driven tilt tables with wide angular range to adjust the crystals' Bragg angles and a high pressure actuated bender mechanism for the first crystal.

  6. A Benders Decomposition-Based Matheuristic for the Cardinality Constrained Shift Design Problem

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    Lusby, Richard Martin; Range, Troels Martin; Larsen, Jesper

    2016-01-01

    is bounded by an upper limit. We present an integer programming model for this problem and show that its structure lends itself very naturally to Benders decomposition. Due to convergence issues with a conventional implementation, we propose a matheuristic based on Benders decomposition for solving...... integer programming solver on instances with 1241 different shift types and remains competitive for larger cases with 2145 shift types. On all classes of problems the heuristic is able to quickly find good solutions. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved...

  7. Developmental Differences in Bender-Gestalt Recall of Children With Learning and Behavior Problems.

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    Finch, A. J., Jr.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Children referred for psychological evaluations of completed the Bender-Gestalt and then reproduced designs from memory. Numbers of designs recalled increased with age and Performance Intelligence Quotient. The importance of developmental level in evaluation and establishment of cut-off recall scores for designs were discussed. (Author/RD)

  8. Central Placement of Bender Figure A by Clinic-Referred and Non-Referred Children.

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    Gordon, Michael

    1982-01-01

    The diagnostic significance of central placement of the first Bender-Gestalt design was examined by comparing protocols of clinic-referred and nonreferred children matched for age and IQ. As predicted, central placement occurred with greater frequency in the clinic group, but its clinical utility is unclear. (Author/RD)

  9. Utility of the Koppitz norms for the Bender Gestalt Test performance ...

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    Objective: This study investigated the utility of the Koppitz administration, scoring and norms for the Bender Gestalt Test (BGT) as a neurocognitive screening instrument for Sesotho-speaking children. Method: The BGT protocols of 671 Sesotho-speaking children between the ages of seven and nine were reviewed.

  10. A Progress Report on the CNC Ship Frame Bender (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)

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    1979-09-01

    Proceedings of the REAPS Technical Symposium. Paper No. 8: A Progress Report on the CNC Ship Frame Bender. The U.S. Navy and National Steel and...Shipbuilding Company in San Diego are cooperating to build and test a new and more efficient machine for forming ship’s frames. The device is a CNC Ship’s

  11. Hydrothermal unit commitment with AC constraints by a new solution method based on benders decomposition

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    Amjady, Nima; Reza Ansari, Mohammad

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: ► A new HTUC model with AC constraints is presented. ► A new decomposition strategy for HTUC problem is suggested. ► A new Benders decomposition method is proposed. ► Effectiveness of the proposed solution strategy is extensively tested. - Abstract: This paper presents a new approach based on Benders decomposition (BD) to solve hydrothermal unit commitment problem with AC power flow and security constraints. The proposed method decomposes the problem into a master problem and two sets of sub-problems. The master problem applies integer programming method to solve unit commitment (UC) while the sub-problems apply nonlinear programming solution method to determine economic dispatch for each time period. If one sub-problem of the first set becomes infeasible, the corresponding sub-problem of the second set is called. Moreover, strong Benders cuts are proposed that reduce the number of iterations and CPU time of the Benders decomposition method. All constraints of the hydrothermal unit commitment problem can be completely satisfied with zero penalty terms by the proposed solution method. The methodology is tested on the 9-bus and IEEE 118-bus test systems. The obtained results confirm the validity of the developed approach.

  12. A Comparison of Special Education Teacher and Psychologist Scoring of the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test

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    Foster, Glen G.; And Others

    1976-01-01

    Ten special education teachers and two school psychologists scored the Bender-Gestalt protocals of elementary school children using the Koppitz scoring system. The reported correlations between teachers and school psychologists compared favorably to correlations between school psychologists as well as to interrater reliabilities reported in the…

  13. The Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test: Implications for the Diagnosis and Prediction of Reading Achievement.

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    Lesiak, Judi

    1984-01-01

    Reviews 32 studies about the utility of the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test (BG) as a predictor of reading, its relationship to reading achievement, and ability to differentiate between good and poor readers. Results question the use of the BG (scored using discrete error systems) in a diagnostic reading battery. (BH)

  14. Assessing Secondary Students with the Bender, VADS, and HFD: Research and Application.

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    Koppitz, Elizabeth M.

    The Koppitz Minibattery, that is, the Bender Gestalt Test, the Visual Aural Digit Span Test (VADS), and the Human Figure Drawing (HFD), was adopted and extended for use with middle school pupils (aged 11 to 14). Similarities and differences for older and younger children are described in behavior observation, objective scores and the qualitative…

  15. Comparison of the Bender-Gestalt and Revised Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration.

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    Armstrong, Barbara B.; Knopf, Karen F.

    1982-01-01

    Using children with learning disabilities and children enrolled in regular classrooms, test scores on the Bender-Gestalt and the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration indicated high and significant correlations for the learning-disabled group and low but significant correlations for regular students. A nine-month mean difference in scores…

  16. SANGUE E HAMBÚRGUERES – O NOVO REALISMO E O ROMANCE POLICIAL NA OBRA DE GADOS E HOMENS DE ANA PAULA MAIA.

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    Vicelli, Karina Kristiane; UFMS

    2015-01-01

    Na literatura contemporânea brasileira eclodem inúmeras narrativas marginais, dentre elas, destaca-se a obra da escritora carioca Ana Paula Maia. Embora sejam páginas escritas por mãos femininas, o que se apresenta é um universo essencialmente masculino e brutal, apresentando como base da elaboração o percurso realista naturalista. Schollhammer apontou para a problemática dos escritores denominados novos “novos realistas”, viés perceptível nos romances de Maia. Além disso, como classificar a ...

  17. The Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) Instrument, the Satellite-Based Element of an Investigation to Benefit Public Health

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    Diner, D. J.

    2016-12-01

    Maps of airborne particulate matter (PM) derived from satellite instruments, including MISR and MODIS, have provided key contributions to many health-related investigations. Although it is well established that PM exposure increases the risks of cardiovascular and respiratory disease, adverse birth outcomes, and premature deaths, our understanding of the relative toxicity of specific PM types—mixtures having different size distributions and compositions—is relatively poor. To address this, the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) investigation was proposed to NASA's third Earth Venture Instrument (EVI-3) solicitation. MAIA was selected for funding in March 2016. The satellite-based MAIA instrument is one element of the scientific investigation, which will combine WRF-Chem transport model estimates of the abundances of different aerosol types with the data acquired from Earth orbit. Geostatistical models derived from collocated surface and MAIA retrievals will be used to relate retrieved fractional column aerosol optical depths to near-surface concentrations of major PM constituents. Epidemiological analyses of geocoded birth, death, and hospital records will be used to associate exposure to PM types with adverse health outcomes. The MAIA instrument obtains its sensitivity to particle type by building upon the legacies of many satellite sensors; observing in the UV, visible, near-IR, and shortwave-IR regions of the electromagnetic spectrum; acquiring images at multiple angles of view; determining the degree to which the scattered light is polarized; and integrating these capabilities at moderately high spatial resolution. The instrument concept is based on the first and second generation Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imagers, AirMSPI and AirMSPI-2. MAIA incorporates a pair of pushbroom cameras on a two-axis gimbal to provide regional multiangle observations of selected, globally distributed target areas. A set of Primary Target Areas (PTAs) on five

  18. Using shear wave velocity to monitor the curing process of self-consolidating concrete by bender element.

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    2014-08-01

    The evaluation of the curing process of a fresh concrete is critical to its construction process and monitoring. Traditionally stress : sensor and compressive wave sensor were often used to measure concrete properties. Bender element (BE) test, a non...

  19. Comparison of educationally handicapped students scores on the Revised Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration and Bender-Gestalt.

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    Breen, M J

    1982-06-01

    32 elementary-aged boys enrolled in a program for the emotionally disturbed were administered the Revised Beery and Bender-Gestalt. A significant correlation of .73 was found between Beery and Bender age-equivalent scores. A t test for correlated data indicated mean scores did not differ significantly from one another, but scores were quite varied. The implications of such variability are discussed.

  20. Kui suur palk oleks õpetaja töö vääriline? / Inge Kalle, Maia Uibo, Lauri Leesi ... [jt.

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    Küsimusele vastavad Vastse-Kuuste kooli direktor Inge Kalle, Ülenurme gümnaasiumi õpetaja-metoodik Maia Uibo, Tallinna Prantsuse Lütseumi direktor Lauri Leesi, Saaremaa ühisgümnaasiumi direktor Viljar Aro ja Heimtali põhikooli direktor Eero Metsavahi

  1. Kuidas peaks õpetaja karistama ülekäte läinud õpilast? / Aage Õunap, Toomas Palu, Aivar Haller, Maia Erm

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    Haridusministri hinnangul peaks koolil olema õigus korda rikkuvaid õpilasi trahvida. Oma arvamust selle kohta avaldavad Viljandimaa Lasterikaste Perede Ühenduse juht Aage Õunap, UNICEF Eesti rahvuskomitee esindaja Toomas Palu, Eesti Lastevanemate Liidu juhatuse liige Aivar Haller ja Pärnu Koidula Gümnaasiumi õppealajuhataja Maia Erm

  2. Evidências de validade para o teste gestáltico visomotor de Bender

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    Silva, Roselaine Berenice Ferreira da

    2008-01-01

    Esta tese trata da qualidade de instrumentos psicológicos, dando destaque ao Teste Gestáltico Visomotor de Bender. O trabalho está constituído por três estudos, dentre os quais um em específico se propõe a resgatar a história do instrumento, desde sua construção, com os estudos iniciais de Lauretta Bender (1938), até a consolidação de diversos sistemas de correção. Para este propósito foi feito levantamento bibliográfico em bancos de dados PsychInfo, Bireme, BVS (Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde) ...

  3. Bender Visual-motor Gestalt Test in the Children's Clinical Assessment

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    Ferreira, Roselaine Berenice; Feil, Cristiane Friedrich; Nunes, Maria Lucia Tiellet

    2009-01-01

    Este estudo avaliou os erros mais freqüentes cometidos por crianças no Bender, pelo método Koppitz, e identificou sua relação com as variáveis idade e sexo. Analisou-se 1111 protocolos de avaliação psicológica, contemplando meninos e meninas, com idades entre cinco e doze anos, os quais apresentavam dificuldades emocionais, cognitivas e neurológicas, compondo uma amostra clínica. Constatou-se que os erros mais comuns frente à cópia do Bender foram a Distorção da Forma nas figuras 7 e 8 e a Ro...

  4. THE INCIDENCE OF BENDER-GESTALT FIGURE DEVIATIONS IN A GROUP OF MENTALLY RETARDED PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS

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    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available The Bender-Gestalt Test was given to thirty mentally-retarded psychiatric patients. The mean, standard deviation, and standard error were 56.73, 26.25, and 4.80 respectively. Rotation was the most frequent major deviation which occurred in all the designs."nDesign # 7 was the most difficult one to be reproduced in the sample. This design by itself, was subject to 47% of distortion, 79% of omission, and 21% of rotation.

  5. Measuring Growth and Decline in Visual-Motor Processes with the Bender-Gestalt Second Edition

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    Decker, Scott L.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to develop a change-sensitive scale for evaluating developmental change in visual-motor ability across the life span. A partial-credit item-response model is used to estimate theta values for each age group between 4 and 90 using the Bender-Gestalt II standardization sample (N = 4,000). Results from this study suggest…

  6. MAIA pathfinder: Imaging Polarimetric Assessment and Characterization of Tropospheric Particulate Matter (ImPACT-PM) field campaign

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    Kalashnikova, O. V.; Seidel, F. C.; Xu, F.; Garay, M. J.; Wu, L.; Bruegge, C. J.; van Harten, G.; Val, S.; Diner, D. J.; Seinfeld, J.; Bates, K. H.; Cappa, C. D.; Bradley, C. L.; Kupinski, M.; Clements, C. B.; Camacho, C.; Yorks, J. E.

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    The Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) instrument, which was recently selected under NASA's third Earth Venture Instrument call, will improve aerosol particle type sensitivity through the atmospheric column as well as at the surface through the use of multiangular, multispectral, and polarimetric observations. MAIA will provide new information that enables estimates of speciated (size- and particle type classifications) surface particulate matter (PM) from space over major cities around the globe, and enable improved associations between particulate air pollution and human health. As a pathfinder to MAIA, the ImPACT-PM field campaign was a joint JPL/Caltech effort to combine measurements from MISR and AirMSPI with in situ airborne measurements and a chemical transport model to validate remote sensing retrievals of different types of airborne particulate matter. We will present highlights of the successfully completed ImPACT-PM field campaign which took place in the California Central Valley on July 5-8, 2016. We had two NASA ER-2/ CIRPAS Twin Otter collocated flights coincident with Terra/MISR overpasses on Tuesday and Thursday July 5 and 7; and two ER-2/Twin Otter collocations over local fires on Friday, July 8th. The AirMSPI, AirSPEX, and CPL instruments were integrated on the ER-2, and Caltech aerosol/cloud in-situ instruments were integrated on the CIRPAS Twin Otter aircraft in addition to the normal Twin Otter payload. We also deployed the JPL/University of Arizona GroundMSPI instrument and a ground-based lidar from San José State University at the Fresno California Air Resources Board super-site. While the overall aerosol and PM levels were low at this time, we were able to see a gradient of pollution in specially processed MISR high-resolution 4.4 km resolution aerosol data on both days. We will present initial results of AirMSPI WRF-Chem-constrained retrievals in comparison with EPA Speciation Trends Network stations in Fresno and Bakersfield, and with

  7. Representações da violência em A guerra dos bastardos, de Ana Paula Maia

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    Full Text Available La novela A Guerra dos Bastardos, de Ana Paula Maia presenta un denso cuadro de violencias ficcionales. El hecho de su autoría femenina es relevante para nuestro análisis. Encontramos en este texto todas las formas de violencia contenidas en el triángulo de Johan Galtung: violencias visibles o directas, invisibles o estructurales, y violencias culturales, así como diversas manifestaciones de la violencia simbólica como la analizó Pierre Bourdieu. Estas violencias son representadas con técnicas diversas: brutalismo, ironía, “gore”, distanciamiento etc. Nuestro trabajo tiene como eje el análisis de estas formas de representación, y en especial el tratamiento literario dado a la descripción de la violencia contra la mujer y de la violencia ejercida por la mujer.

  8. Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test in adolescents: relationship between visual-motor development and the Tanner Stages.

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    Keppeke, Lívia de Freitas; Cintra, Isa de Pádua; Schoen, Teresa Helena

    2013-08-01

    Visual-motor skill is fundamental to human development and is an important component of psychological evaluations. The goal of the present study was to determine whether there is a correlation between visual-motor development, as measured by the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test (Bender test), and sexual maturity in adolescents, based on the Tanner Stages in Adolescents. 134 adolescents from 10 to 15 years of age participated in the study. The Bender test and the Raven's Progressive Matrices Test were employed. The measures were administered individually and information on sexual maturity and the presence of developmental disorders was collected from medical charts. The results of the Bender test were not affected by gender, age, schooling, or changes stemming from puberty, but were significantly affected by having repeated a school year and by developmental disorders. An association was found with Raven's scores. The Bender test proved sensitive to developmental disorders in adolescence. No association was found between visual-motor development and sexual maturity in adolescents.

  9. A Comparative Analysis of the Bender-Gestalt and Beery/Buktenica Tests of Visual-Motor Integration as a Function of Grade Level for Regular Education Students.

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    Lehman, Joanne; Breen, Michael J.

    1982-01-01

    Regular education students (N=125) in grades K-3 were administered the Bender-Gestalt and Beery/Buktenica tests of visual-motor integration. Found significant differences between the mean Bender and Beery age equivalent scores at each grade level. Discusses implications for their utilization in assessing fine motor readiness development.…

  10. A Benders decomposition-based Matheuristic for the Cardinality Constrained Shift Design Problem

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    Lusby, Richard Martin; Larsen, Jesper; Range, Troels Martin

    The Shift Design Problem is an important optimization problem which arises when scheduling personnel in industries that require continuous operation. Based on the forecast, required staffing levels for a set of time periods, a set of shift types that best covers the demand must be determined...... the problem. Furthermore, we argue that an important step in this approach is finding dual alternative optimal solutions to the Benders subproblems and describe an approach to obtain a diverse set of these. Numerical tests show that the described methodology significantly outperforms a commercial Mixed...

  11. ATC calculation with steady-state security constraints using Benders decomposition

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    Shaaban, M.; Yan, Z.; Ni, Y.; Wu, F.; Li, W.; Liu, H.

    2003-01-01

    Available transfer capability (ATC) is an important indicator of the usable amount of transmission capacity accessible by assorted parties for commercial trading, ATC calculation is nontrivial when steady-state security constraints are included. In hie paper, Benders decomposition method is proposed to partition the AC problem with steady-state security constraints into a base case master problem and a series of subproblems relevant to various contingencies to include their impacts on ATC. The mathematical model is formulated and the two solution schemes are presented. Computer testing on the 4-bus system and IEEE 30-bus system shows the effectiveness of the proposed method and the solution schemes. (Author)

  12. Some normative data on the Bender Gestalt test performance of Iranian children.

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    Yousefi, F; Shahim, S; Razavieh, A; Mehryar, A H; Hosseini, A A; Alborzi, S

    1992-11-01

    The Bender Gestalt test of visuomotor coordination was applied to a sample of Iranian children (N = 1,600) aged between 6.0 years and 10 years and 11 months attending grades 1 through 5 of 16 public primary schools in Shiraz city, southern Iran. The administration of the test and its scoring followed the standard procedures recommended by Koppitz. The reliability of the test in its new context was investigated through readministering it to a group of 60 children after four weeks, the r being .77. The validity of the test was established by comparing scores of children at different age levels and by correlating test results with marks obtained in two sets of examinations, results of Goodenough Harris Draw-A-Person Test and indices of parental education and occupation. The results are mostly in the expected direction and indicate that the Bender Gestalt test may be used as a simple measure of cognitive-intellectual development in Iran. Observed differences between Iranian norms and those of Koppitz (1963, 1975) for American children are briefly discussed and explained.

  13. Estudio transcultural con la prueba de Bender: Sistema de puntuación gradual (Cross-Cultural Study with Bender Test- Gradual Scoring System

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El objetivo del presente estudio es comparar el desempeño en la Prueba Gestáltica Visomotriz de Bender - Sistema de Puntuación Gradual (B-SPG en un grupo de niños peruanos en función a los datos ofrecidos por el manual brasilero de la prueba. Participaron 82 niños, de ambos sexos, con edades entre los 8 y 10 años (M = 9.21, DT = 0.83. Los niños provenían de los distritos de Pueblo Libre (43.9% y Rímac (51.2%, de la provincia de Lima, así como también de Lima Metropolitana (4.9%. El B-SPG fue aplicado de forma colectiva. Los promedios de puntos obtenidos por los niños peruanos en el B-SPG fueron significativamente superiores a los obtenidos por los niños brasileros en cada una de las edades estudiadas. Se destaca la importancia de investigar evidencias de validez y de confiabilidad para que la prueba pueda ser usada de forma adecuada en el Perú, considerando las particularidades de desarrollo de los niños del país. ABSTRACT: The objective of the study is to compare performance on the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt test - system of Gradual punctuation (B-SPG in a group of Peruvian children in connection with the data provided by the Brazilian manual of the test. In this research 82 Peruvian children were involved, both sexes, with ages between 8 and 10 years (M = 9.21, DT = 0.83. The hildren came from the districts of Pueblo Libre (43.9% and Rimac (51.2% in the province of Lima, as well as from metropolitan Lima (4.9%. The B-SPG was collectively applied in the children’s schools. The average points earned by the Peruvian children in the B-SPG were significantly higher than those obtained by Brazilian children in each one of the ages studied. It emphasizes the importance of investigating evidence of validity and reliability, so that, the test can be used appropriately in Peru, considering the peculiarities of the development of children in the country.

  14. Visual Scanning Strategies of Neurologically Impaired, Perceptually Impaired, And Normal Children Viewing the Bender-Gestalt Designs

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    Locher, Paul J.; Worms, Peter F.

    1977-01-01

    This study describes and compares visual encoding processes and copying performance of normal children and children with perceptual and neurological disabilities viewing the Bender-Gestalt designs. Designs of the neurologically impaired children were significantly different from those of either of the other two diagnostic groups. (Author)

  15. Memory-for-Designs, Bender-Gestalt, Trail Making Test, and WISC-R Performance of Retarded and Adequate Readers

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    McManis, Donald L.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Twelve reading-disabled and 12 nondisabled boys, of average intellectual ability, in Grades 3 to 6 were compared on the Memory-For-Designs, Bender-Gestalt, Trail Making Test, and the 11 subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Revised (WISC-R). (Author)

  16. Relationship of Bender Gestalt Developmental Scores and Human Drawing Developmental Scores in a Sample of Turkish Preschool Children

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    Ozer, Serap

    2009-01-01

    The Bender Gestalt test and Human Drawings are frequently utilized tests in assessing school readiness in children. This study was a pilot attempt to evaluate these two tests in a Turkish sample as they relate to first grade behaviour as measured by teacher ratings. One hundred and five children were evaluated at the end of kindergarten using the…

  17. Visual-motor and executive functions in children born preterm: the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test revisited.

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    Böhm, Birgitta; Lundequist, Aiko; Smedler, Ann-Charlotte

    2010-10-01

    Visual-motor development and executive functions were investigated with the Bender Test at age 5½ years in 175 children born preterm and 125 full-term controls, within the longitudinal Stockholm Neonatal Project. Assessment also included WPPSI-R and NEPSY neuropsychological battery for ages 4-7 (Korkman, 1990). Bender protocols were scored according to Brannigan & Decker (2003), Koppitz (1963) and a complementary neuropsychological scoring system (ABC), aimed at executive functions and developed for this study. Bender results by all three scoring systems were strongly related to overall cognitive level (Performance IQ), in both groups. The preterm group displayed inferior visual-motor skills compared to controls also when controlling for IQ. The largest group differences were found on the ABC scoring, which shared unique variance with NEPSY tests of executive function. Multiple regression analyses showed that hyperactive behavior and inattention increased the risk for visual-motor deficits in children born preterm, whereas no added risk was seen among hyperactive term children. Gender differences favoring girls were strongest within the preterm group, presumably reflecting the specific vulnerability of preterm boys. The results indicate that preterm children develop a different neurobehavioral organization from children born at term, and that the Bender test with a neuropsychological scoring is a useful tool in developmental screening around school start. © 2010 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology © 2010 The Scandinavian Psychological Associations.

  18. It's S'more than All That: Gender Benders and the Creation of Feminist Community at USCB

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    Cavanagh, Kimberly K.; Cohan, Deborah J.

    2015-01-01

    In this article, Kimberly K. Cavanagh and Deborah J. Cohan describe a process they refined for hosting "Gender Benders" at USCB (University of South Carolina Beaufort). Cavanagh and Cohen shared a similar sensibility for thinking about gender, intersectionality, and pedagogical issues and wanted a place standing at the intersection of…

  19. The Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test: Correlations with WISC-R and Attainment Measures in a Clinic Sample.

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    Hamer, Ann

    1988-01-01

    Use of the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test in Australia was studied by comparing it with existing research, scores on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), and other attainment tests. Subjects were 142 children aged 7-11 years. The suitability of the instrument in Australia is discussed. (SLD)

  20. Gifted Children and Visual-Motor Development: A Comparison of Bender-Gestalt and VMI Test Performance.

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    Knoff, Howard M.; Sperling, Barbara L.

    1986-01-01

    A sample of 63 gifted elementary-school students was administered the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test and the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration. Group results revealed no significant differences between the two tests, that they did correlate significantly, and that younger students had advanced visual-motor development when tested…

  1. Expanded Koppitz Scoring System of the Bender Gestalt Visual-Motor Test for Adolescents: A Pilot Study.

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    Bolen, Larry M.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Examined use of Bender Gestalt Visual-Motor Test with school-age adolescents over age 11. Mean error scores suggest that visual-motor development is not maturationally complete by age 11 years, 11 months. Suggests additional research focusing on extending normative sample or developing new scoring system for adolescents. (Author/NB)

  2. Distribution and frequency of galls induced by Anisodiplosis waltheriae Maia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on the invasive plant Waltheria indica L. (Sterculiaceae).

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    Almeida, Felipe V M; Santos, Jean C; Silveira, Fernando A O; Fernandes, Geraldo W

    2006-01-01

    The frequency of galls induced by Anisodiplosis waltheriae Maia, a recently described species, on Waltheria indica L. was studied. W indica is an invasive weed in regeneration areas of Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil. Plants were collected in May 2004 and above-ground biomass, main stem length, number of leaves, number of galls per leaf and leaf area of each individual were recorded. Nearly 90% of all plants and 25% of all leaves were attacked by the gall midge, with an average of 0.67 galls/leaf. Leaf area had a weak effect on gall abundance while the number of leaves had no effect on gall abundance. Only 31% of the variation in gall abundance was explained by plant biomass. Natural enemies killed one third of the sampled galls. Predation accounted for 22.9% of gall mortality, unknown factors killed 7.6%, microhymenopteran parasitoids killed 2.5% and fungi only 1%. Mortality factors were not influenced by leaf area or gall density.

  3. Stochastic Benders decomposition for the supply chain investment planning problem under demand uncertainty

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    Fabricio Oliveira

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the application of a stochastic Benders decomposition algorithm for the problem of supply chain investment planning under uncertainty applied to the petroleum byproducts supply chain. The uncertainty considered is related with the unknown demand levels for oil products. For this purpose, a model was developed based on two-stage stochastic programming. It is proposed two different solution methodologies, one based on the classical cutting plane approach presented by Van Slyke & Wets (1969, and other, based on a multi cut extension of it, firstly introduced by Birge & Louveaux (1988. The methods were evaluated on a real sized case study. Preliminary numerical results obtained from computational experiments are encouraging.

  4. Recall of figure "A" of the Bender-Gestalt test among delinquents.

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    Even, A; Kipper, D A; Yehuda, S

    1988-11-01

    The Bender-Gestalt test was administered to 182 Israeli adolescent males: four groups of juvenile delinquents and two of nondelinquent high-school students. Each of the delinquent groups was administered one of the following versions: a standard administration with figure A first (n = 60), a change of sequence with figure A last (n = 22), a regular sequence with figure A changed to two adjacing circles (n = 20), and with figure A changed to two adjacent diamonds (n = 20). One nondelinquent group took the test under standard administration with figure A first (n = 30), and one took it with figure A last (n = 20). The results showed significantly low recall of the original figure A by delinquents when it appeared first. This phenomenon was related to both primary effect and the design depicted in figure A, with a greater influence of the latter. Difficulties in integration were suggested as inhibiting delinquents' recall.

  5. BENDER GESTALT VISUALMOTOR TEST AND CARAS TEST: A EXAM OF CONSTRUCT VALIDITY

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    Cesar Merino Soto

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    Full Text Available Research with new versions of the Bender Gestalt Test (TGB has hardly attracted attention to the researchers of the Hispanic world, onsidering that this test is one of the most widely used psychological assessments. This study evaluates the construct validity of the modified version of TGB for children, elative to sustainedattention assessed by the Caras Test. Both tests were applied to 90 children, aged between 5 and 8, in standardized conditions. The esults indicate that the shared variance between the two measures is zero, even when applied disattenuated correlations for measurement error; also, no non-linear patterns were detected between the two variables. These correlations were consistent in the total sample and among subgroups of children. We discuss these results with respect to the limits of validity of this modified version of TGB in the Spanish language.

  6. Clinical utility of the Background Interference Procedure for the Bender-Gestalt test.

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    Boake, C; Adams, R L

    1982-07-01

    Reviewed evidence for the validity of the Background Interference Procedure (BIP) version of the Bender-Gestalt test as a screening test for organic brain dysfunction. Low reliability and shortcomings in BIP validation studies suggest that the diagnostic validity of the BIP is lower than previously reported. A study was conducted in which the BIP was used to determine the presence of absence of brain dysfunction in groups of 45 brain-damaged and 39 nonimpaired male inpatients who were equated for age and education. Both the hit rate (61%) and relative accuracy of the BIP, compared with the EEG and neuroradiological procedures, were lower than in most earlier reports. The results are seen as limiting the usefulness of the BIP as a screening test for brain damage. A potential role for the BIP as a measure of constructional praxis is discussed

  7. "Anything goes"?: o diálogo implícito de Paul Feyerabend com dois pesquisadores brasileiros, Maurício da Rocha e Silva e Newton Freire-Maia "Anything goes"?: the implicit dialogue between Paul Feyerabend and two Brazilian researchers, Maurício da Rocha e Silva and Newton Freire-Maia

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    Francisco Inácio Bastos

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    Full Text Available O filósofo Paul Feyerabend e os cientistas brasileiros Maurício da Rocha e Silva e Newton Freire-Maia foram contemporâneos e viram-se às voltas com dilemas fundamentais da ciência. A proposta anarquista de Feyerabend, então embrionária, foi formulada em paralelo por Rocha e Silva, em sua crítica ao método científico. Transcorridas duas décadas, as ideias de Feyerabend parecem motivar implicitamente Newton Freire-Maia nas reflexões sobre a ciência. A teia de inter-relações das ideias desses três homens - que jamais interagiram - toca questões centrais da ciência brasileira de 1960 a 1980, período em que ela se consolida, em diálogo com a nascente reflexão sobre a ciência e o método científico no país.The philosopher Paul Feyerabend and Brazilian scientists Maurício da Rocha e Silva and Newton Freire-Maia were contemporaries and lived surrounded by the fundamental dilemnas of science. The anarchist proposal of Feyerabend, then embryonic, was formulated in parallel by Rocha e Silva in his criticism of the scientific method. Two decades later, Feyerabend's ideas seemed implicitly to stimulate Newton Freire-Maia in his reflections on science. The web of interrelationships in the ideas of these three men - who never interacted - touches on central issues for Brazilian science from 1960 to 1980, a period in which the latter is consolidated in a dialogue with the nascent reflection on science and the scientific method in Brazil.

  8. Diagnosis of the OCD Patients using Drawing Features of the Bender Gestalt Shapes.

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    Boostani, R; Asadi, F; Mohammadi, N

    2017-03-01

    Since psychological tests such as questionnaire or drawing tests are almost qualitative, their results carry a degree of uncertainty and sometimes subjectivity. The deficiency of all drawing tests is that the assessment is carried out after drawing the objects and lots of information such as pen angle, speed, curvature and pressure are missed through the test. In other words, the psychologists cannot assess their patients while running the tests. One of the famous drawing tests to measure the degree of Obsession Compulsion Disorder (OCD) is the Bender Gestalt, though its reliability is not promising. The main objective of this study is to make the Bender Gestalt test quantitative; therefore, an optical pen along with a digital tablet is utilized to preserve the key drawing features of OCD patients during the test. Among a large population of patients who referred to a special clinic of OCD, 50 under therapy subjects voluntarily took part in this study. In contrast, 50 subjects with no sign of OCD performed the test as a control group. This test contains 9 shapes and the participants were not constraint to draw the shapes in a certain interval of time; consequently, to classify the stream of feature vectors (samples through drawing) Hidden Markov Model (HMM) is employed and its flexibility increased by incorporating the fuzzy technique into its learning scheme. Applying fuzzy HMM classifier to the data stream of subjects could classify two groups up to 95.2% accuracy, whereas the results by applying the standard HMM resulted in 94.5%. In addition, multi-layer perceptron (MLP), as a strong static classifier, is applied to the features and resulted in 86.6% accuracy. Applying the pair of T-test to the results implies a significant supremacy of the fuzzy HMM to the standard HMM and MLP classifiers.

  9. Diagnosis of OCD Patients Using Drawing Features of Bender Gestalt Shapes

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    Boostani R.

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    Full Text Available Background: Since psychological tests such as questionnaire or drawing tests are almost qualitative, their results carry a degree of uncertainty and sometimes subjectivity. The deficiency of all drawing tests is that the assessment is carried out after drawing the objects and lots of information such as pen angle, speed, curvature and pressure are missed through the test. In other words, the psychologists cannot assess their patients while running the tests. One of the famous drawing tests to measure the degree of Obsession Compulsion Disorder (OCD is the Bender Gestalt, though its reliability is not promising. Objective: The main objective of this study is to make the Bender Gestalt test quantitative; therefore, an optical pen along with a digital tablet is utilized to preserve the key drawing features of OCD patients during the test. Materials and Methods: Among a large population of patients who referred to a special clinic of OCD, 50 under therapy subjects voluntarily took part in this study. In contrast, 50 subjects with no sign of OCD performed the test as a control group. This test contains 9 shapes and the participants were not constraint to draw the shapes in a certain interval of time; consequently, to classify the stream of feature vectors (samples through drawing Hidden Markov Model (HMM is employed and its flexibility increased by incorporating the fuzzy technique into its learning scheme. Results: Applying fuzzy HMM classifier to the data stream of subjects could classify two groups up to 95.2% accuracy, whereas the results by applying the standard HMM resulted in 94.5%. In addition, multi-layer perceptron (MLP, as a strong static classifier, is applied to the features and resulted in 86.6% accuracy. Conclusion: Applying the pair of T-test to the results implies a significant supremacy of the fuzzy HMM to the standard HMM and MLP classifiers.

  10. A Pilot Study of Visual-Motor Developmental Inter-Test Reliability: The Beery Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration and the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test.

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    Porter, Gary L.; Binder, Dorothy M.

    1981-01-01

    To determine the intertest reliability of the Beery Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI) and the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test (BGT), 64 six to nine year olds were administered both tests.

  11. Õigusteaduse osa Eesti õiguskorra kujunemises : teaduskonverents professor Kalle Meruski 60. juubeli auks / koost. Peep Pruks. K. Meruski bibliograafia: Maia Ruttu

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    Sisu: Programm. Õigusteaduse rollist Eesti Vabariigi põhiseaduse aluspõhimõtete sisustamisel / Raul Narits. Keskkonnaõiguse kodifitseerimise teaduslikud alused / Hannes Veinla. "Kord Vestmann peal ja Piibeleht all, siis jälle..." : praktika ja õigusteaduse vahekord õiguse kujundamisel 19. sajandi Läänemereprovintsides / Marju Luts-Sootak. Teaduslik analüüs tsiviilõigusloomes / Paul Varul. Õiguslaenud ja võrdlev õigusteadus Eesti eraõiguse süsteemi kujundamisel / Irene Kull. Professor Meruski juubeliks / Märt Rask. Kolleegi kiituseks / Raul Narits. Professor Kalle Merusk : õpetaja ja inimene / Ivo Pilving. Kalle Merusk : valikbibliograafia 1990-2009 / koost. Maia Ruttu

  12. O Teste Gestáltico Visomotor de Bender na avaliação clínica de Crianças Bender Visual-motor Gestalt Test in the Children's Clinical Assessment

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    Roselaine Berenice Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Este estudo avaliou os erros mais freqüentes cometidos por crianças no Bender, pelo método Koppitz, e identificou sua relação com as variáveis idade e sexo. Analisou-se 1111 protocolos de avaliação psicológica, contemplando meninos e meninas, com idades entre cinco e doze anos, os quais apresentavam dificuldades emocionais, cognitivas e neurológicas, compondo uma amostra clínica. Constatou-se que os erros mais comuns frente à cópia do Bender foram a Distorção da Forma nas figuras 7 e 8 e a Rotação na figura 7. Através do teste do Qui-quadrado identificou-se relação significativa entre erros nas figuras A, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 e 8 e a variável idade (p=0,000. A variável sexo apresentou correlação significativa somente em erros nas figuras 4 e 7 no item rotação (pThis study discusses the most frequent errors committed by children in the Bender Test, assessed by the Koppitz method, and identified the correlation regarding age and sex. 1111 psychological assessment protocols were examined, including boys and girls, aged five and twelve years, which had emotional, cognitive and neurological difficulties, composing a clinical sample. The most frequent errors in the Bender test were distortion of form in Figures 7 and 8, and Rotation in Figure 7. Using Qui-square test was identified a significant relationship between errors in Figures A, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 and variable age (p = 0000 was found. The variable sex showed significant correlation only in error of Figures 4 and 7 on the rotation item (p <0005.

  13. Theoretical analysis of dynamic property for piezoelectric cantilever triple-layer benders with large piezoelectric and electromechanical coupling coefficients

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    Li Jiao Gong

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Ferroelectric single crystals, such as PZN-PT, provide novel prospects in piezoelectric bending devices such as actuators, sensors or energy harvesters because of their extraordinarily large piezoelectric coefficients. However, large errors may occur in some analyses on electromechanical behaviors using the conventional models. We find the bending rigidity of piezoelectric composited bender is affected not only by thickness, width and the modulus of elasticity of the different layers but also electromechanical coupling coefficients (EMCCs of the piezoelectric material and the larger EMCCs mean more marked effect. This paper focuses on the derivation of the applied input excitation and output response characteristics in the circular frequency domain for piezoelectric cantilever triple-layer benders (PCTBs, taking into account the secondary piezoelectric effect. Analytic dynamic descriptions of such actuators and transducers are obtained. Based on the presented models dynamic features of PCTB composed of PZN-8%PT are calculated, and numerical results coincide with simulations using the finite element method (FEM.

  14. Reactive Power Planning In Electical Systems Using The Benders Decomposition Technique And Branch And Bound Algorithm [planejamento De Fontes Reativas Em Sistemas De Energia Elétrica Utilizando A Técnica De Decomposição De Benders E O Algoritmo De Branch-and-bound

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    Mantovani J.R.S.; Scucuglia J.W.; Romero R.; Garcia A.V.

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    This paper presents the Benders decomposition technique and Branch and Bound algorithm used in the reactive power planning in electric energy systems. The Benders decomposition separates the planning problem into two subproblems: an investment subproblem (master) and the operation subproblem (slave), which are solved alternately. The operation subproblem is solved using a successive linear programming (SLP) algorithm while the investment subproblem, which is an integer linear programming (ILP...

  15. Relationship of visual motor development and academic performance of young children in Hong Kong assessed on the Bender-Gestalt test.

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    Chan, P W

    2000-02-01

    This study compared the Qualitative Scoring System for the Modified Version of the Bender-Gestalt test and the Developmental Scoring System for the Bender-Gestalt test in predicting performance on the Standardized Attainment Test of young children in Hong Kong. The study was done in two phases. First, 748 middle class children ages 4 to 8 years from 6 kindergartens and 6 primary schools were given the Bender-Gestalt test individually in kindergarten and in groups for older children, respectively. Both scoring systems were used to measure the children's visual motor development. Second, among the participants' protocols, 257 Primary 1 to Primary 3 children ages 6 to 8 years were selected to compare the Qualitative Scoring System for the 6 designs of the Modified Version of the Bender-Gestalt test and the Developmental Scoring System for the 9 designs of the Bender-Gestalt test in predicting performance on the Standardized Attainment Test. Results indicated that the Qualitative Scoring System differentiates better than the Developmental Scoring System in evaluating visual-motor development among young Chinese children from Hong Kong. Results also indicated that the Qualitative Scoring System correlated significantly with achievement in Chinese and English at all three levels. Scores on the Developmental Scoring System correlated significantly with only marks for Primary 1 and Primary 2 Chinese.

  16. Mujeres, agroecología y soberanía alimentaria en la comunidad Moreno Maia del Estado de Acre. Brasil

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    Irene García Roces

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available La Agroecología, en coherencia con la propuesta política de la Soberanía Alimentaria, propone estrategias de desarrollo rural alternativas al modelo agroindustrial dominante en el actual contexto de la globalización. En este trabajo argumentamos que, pese a la ceguera conceptual hacia el género de la Agroecología, los proyectos agroecológicos abren puertas a la participación, visibilización y valorización del trabajo de las mujeres a la vez que avanzan hacia una organización agroalimentaria menos insustentable, confluyendo con las tesis ecofeministas. Las reflexiones se fundamentan en la experiencia de las mujeres del Comunidad Moreno-Maia que participan en la red agroecológica ACS-Amazonía en el Estado de Acre en Brasil.

  17. Método para el análisis de investigaciones en Administración (MAIA. El caso de la sostenibilidad de las organizaciones

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    Full Text Available En el ámbito de la dirección de negocios existe una tendencia por parte de los directivos a razonar de un modo lineal, con relaciones de tipo causa-efecto. Esta forma de pensar limita la comprensión de fenómenos complejos, como los que enfrentan los directivos y empresarios en su accionar. Este trabajo propone una Metodología para el Análisis en las Investigaciones en Administración (MAIA, utilizando la lógica triádica que propone la semiótica. Sobre la base de las tres categorías lógicas de la semiótica se construye un instrumento para el análisis de un concepto complejo como el “éxito de las organizaciones”, entendiendo por éxito la sostenibilidad de las organizaciones en el tiempo. El trabajo presenta un ejemplo de aplicación del método MAIA a una muestra de empresarios y directivos de organizaciones públicas y privadas. El trabajo concluye que el método enriquece el análisis del fenómeno que se estudia de un modo creativo, abriendo múltiples posibilidades de respuestas. El método puede ser aplicado para el diagnóstico en directivos y empresarios de diferentes organizaciones, o a personas que trabajan en la misma organización en diferentes niveles jerárquicos. Asimismo, el análisis puede ser realizado de forma individual o en forma colectiva.

  18. A hybrid Dantzig-Wolfe, Benders decomposition and column generation procedure for multiple diet production planning under uncertainties

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    Udomsungworagul, A.; Charnsethikul, P.

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    This article introduces methodology to solve large scale two-phase linear programming with a case of multiple time period animal diet problems under both nutrients in raw materials and finished product demand uncertainties. Assumption of allowing to manufacture multiple product formulas in the same time period and assumption of allowing to hold raw materials and finished products inventory have been added. Dantzig-Wolfe decompositions, Benders decomposition and Column generations technique has been combined and applied to solve the problem. The proposed procedure was programmed using VBA and Solver tool in Microsoft Excel. A case study was used and tested in term of efficiency and effectiveness trade-offs.

  19. Relaciones entre los testes de Bender y Matrizes Progressivas Coloridas de Raven en la evaluación de la inteligencia

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    Fermino Fernandes Sisto; Daniel Bartholomeu; Fabián Javier Marín Rueda; Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos Santos; Ana Paula Porto Noronha

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    Esta pesquisa estudou as relações entre o Teste Gestaltico Visomotor de Bender avaliado conforme o Sistema de Pontuação Gradual (B-SPG) e as Matrizes Progressivas Coloridas de Raven. Participaram desta pesquisa 280 sujeitos com idades variando de sete a 10 anos com média de oito anos (DP=1,11) de ambos os sexos. Os testes foram aplicados coletivamente. Dentre os resultados, encontraram-se correlações negativas e significativas entre a medida do Bender e das séries do Raven, bem como com seu t...

  20. EXPLORACIÓN DE DIFERENCIAS NORMATIVAS EN EL SISTEMA DE CALIFICACIÓN CUALITATIVA PARA EL TEST GESTÁLTICO DE BENDER MODIFICADO/ EXPLORING NORMATIVE DIFFERENCES IN QUALITATIVE SCORING SYSTEM FOR MODIFIED THE BENDER GESTALT TEST

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    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente estudio explora la magnitud de las diferencias en los puntajes del Sistema de Calificación Cualitativa parael Test Gestáltico de Bender Modificado, usando diferente información normativa proveniente de Perú, Estados Unidos yChina. En una muestra de 324 niños(as peruanos entre 5 y 6 años de edad, se analizaron las potenciales diferencias en ladensidad, tendencia central, dispersión y clasificaciones de rendimiento visomotor. Se hallaron grandes diferenciasnormativas, y por lo tanto, el desempeño en los participantes se vio altamente sobreestimado o subestimado dependiendode la norma usada. Se discute el impacto de estos resultados en la apropiada práctica evaluativa en niños.ABSTRACTThis study explores the magnitude of difference in scores from Qualitative Scoring System to Bender Gestalt TestModified using different normative data from Peru, USA and China. In a sample of 324 children (boys and girls between5 and 6 ages, we analyzed the potential differences in density, central tendency, dispersion and visual motor performanceclassifications. It was found large normative differences, and therefore, performance in participants was highlyoverestimated or underestimated depending on the standard used. It discusses the impact of these results in the appropriateassessment practice in children.

  1. Comparison of Learning Disabled Children's Performance on Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test and Beery's Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration.

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    Skeen, Judith A.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    A comparison was made of the performance of 30 learning-disabled students on the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test and the Beery Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration. A significant correlation of -.72 was obtained. No significant difference was found in estimations of age equivalents. (Author)

  2. Comparison of the Bender Gestalt-II and VMI-V in Samples of Typical Children and Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Volker, Martin A.; Lopata, Christopher; Vujnovic, Rebecca K.; Smerbeck, Audrey M.; Toomey, Jennifer A.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; Schiavo, Audrey; Thomeer, Marcus L.

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    The visual-motor skills of 60 children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs) and 46 typically developing children were assessed using the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test-Second Edition (BG-II) and Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Fifth Edition (VMI-V). Within-group comparisons yielded substantive…

  3. A Review of the Non-Motoric Visual Gestalt Test and a Comparison with the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test.

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    Elovitz, Gerald P.

    1979-01-01

    Measures of visual perception, such as the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test (BVMGT) usually require motoric responding, i.e., drawing of figures. An alternative test, the Non-Motoric Visual Gestalt Test (NVGT), is compared with the BVMGT and shown to be superior in measuring visual-perceptual abilities that can discriminate poor and average…

  4. A Comparison of the Visual Aural Digit Span and the Bender Gestalt as Discriminators of Low Achievement in the Primary Grades

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    Carter, Donald E.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    The Visual Aural Digit Span and Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test were studied with regard to ability to discriminate low from average achievers in reading and arithmetic skills, as identified by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. A sample of 78 normal children aged six through nine were administered tests. (Author)

  5. Bender Gestalt Recall as a measure of short-term visual memory in children and adolescents with psychotic and other severe disorders.

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    McCarthy, James; Rabinowitz, Dena; Habib, Mandy; Goldman, Heather; Miley, Diana; Stefanyshyn, Hanna Yim; Freeman, Shuamis; Murray, Tracey; Clauselle, Renee

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    To investigate the short-term visual memory ability of children and adolescents with severe psychiatric disorders, 82 child and adolescent inpatients and day hospital patients in a state psychiatric hospital were administered the Bender Gestalt Test as part of a psychological assessment and then asked to reproduce the designs from memory. No significant differences were found between groups on either the Bender Gestalt Recall, or the WISC-III IQs and the Digit Span and Symbol Search subtests for Psychotic Disorders (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Psychosis Not Otherwise Specified), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Mood Disorders or Mood Disorders with co-morbid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The Coding subtest scores of the Psychotic Disorders group were significantly lower than the ADHD group. Analyses showed that the Bender Gestalt Recall was significantly related to age. Performance IQ, and sex. The results were discussed in terms of both the poor cognitive functioning of children and adolescents with persistent, severe mental illness, and the importance of developmental level when using the Bender Gestalt Recall as a rough measure of short-term visual memory.

  6. Redundancy in the Pascal-Suttell Bender-Gestalt scoring system: discriminating organicity with only one design.

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    Wagner, E E; Marsico, D S

    1991-03-01

    The eight Bender-Gestalt (B-G) designs scored by the Pascal-Suttell (P-S) system proved to be highly intercorrelated, while the ninth component, the Configuration score, was modestly related to only design one. A factor analysis of the eight designs revealed one significant factor, which was interpreted as reflecting general reproductive accuracy rather than special gestalt properties of the drawings. While the P-S Total score could discriminate between organic (n = 52) and nonorganic (n = 52) clinical outpatient groups with a 74% hit rate, only one design (seven) yielded a 73% discrimination. It was suggested that a quick and reliable method for screening for organicity with the B-G would be to calculate the P-S score for design seven only.

  7. Bender-Gradual Scoring System (B-SPG: Analysis of the maturation of visual-motor perception of children

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate the maturational aspect of visual motor perception ability, assessed by Bender - Gradual Scoring System (B-SPG in relation to age and educational level. Analyses of variance were made between the total score and the punctuation received on each reproduction of the figures, being compared according to age and educational level. Participants were 361 students, of both genders, between 6 and 10 years, from 1st to 5th years of primary education from public and private schools. The total scores obtained in the test differed significantly in relation to age and educational level. Confirming the proposal of instrument, it became clear that the B-GSP proved to be sensitive to capture the maturational aspect of visual motor perception ability.

  8. Differentiation of organics from functional psychiatric patients across various IQ ranges using the Bender-Gestalt and Hutt Scoring System.

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    Hellkamp, D T; Hogan, M E

    1985-03-01

    This study investigated the effectiveness of the Hutt Scoring System (Hutt, 1977) in differentiating organic from functional psychiatric patients, the relationship of IQ to Bender-Gestalt errors as measured by this scoring system, and examined the discriminative power of this scoring system for various IQ ranges. One hundred eighty patients were utilized, 90 of whom had been classified as organics and matched with the remaining 90 subjects on the basis of age, education, and IQ range. In addition, the organic subjects' secondary diagnosis was matched with the primary diagnosis of the nonorganic patients. Results between WAIS IQ and Hutt error scores for organic subjects yielded an r = -.34 (p less than .01); between WAIS IQ and Hutt error scores for the nonorganic subjects, r = -.61 (p less than .001). No significant results were obtained for organics and nonorganics simultaneously within the same IQ cells.

  9. A civilização maia: contextualização historiográfica e arqueológica The Mayan Civilization: historiographic and archeological contextualization

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    Alexandre Guida Navarro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo versa sobre a contextualização historiográfica e arqueológica da civilização maia. O intuito é traçar um perfil das primeiras explorações nos sítios arqueológicos, observar a construção do conhecimento criada acerca das primeiras informações obtidas pela Arqueologia, além das diversas vinculações das pesquisas empreendidas em relação aos contextos históricos de sua época e as teorias utilizadas atualmente pelos maístas.This article deals with the historiographic and archeological contextualization of the Mayan civilization. Its purpose is to trace the profile of the first explorations into archeological sites, the construction of the knowledge created around the first information obtained by Archeology, as well as the diverse research links undertaken in relation to the historical contexts of its time, and the theories used at present by the Mayanists.

  10. Uses and updating of the Benders method in the integer-mixed programming in the planning of the electric power systems expansion; Usos y actualizacion del metodo de Benders en la programacion entera-mixta y en la planeacion de la expansion de los sistemas electricos de potencia

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    De la Torre Vega, Eli

    1997-04-01

    In the first chapter the deduction of the Benders cuts are presented, departing from the properties of duality. Also the properties of the Benders cuts are presented, as well as the initial algorithm of Benders to solve any problem of lineal integer-mixed programming are presented. In the second chapter, of the planning of the expansion of means of generation and transmission in an electric power system is presented and the different structures of the mathematical programming it gives rise to and how the method of Benders can be adapted to these. In the third chapter the theoretical contributions of this work are presented: a) How to initialize the master problem to take advantage of the acquired experience after having solved a similar problem, so that it can be solved more efficiently, the succession of integer-mixed problems of linear programming that arise when solving the problem of the planning of the expansion of generation and transmission means in an electric power system. b) How to generate a master problem whose continuous optimal solution corresponds to the optimal continuous one of the integer-mixed problem, so that the search of integer solutions is made in the vicinity of the optimum continuous. c) How to generate an integer solution, close to the optimum continuous of the integer-mixed problem, that has high probability of being feasible, and that is perhaps the optimal integer solution, in a smaller time than that required to solve it in exact form. In addition, other ideas are presented that can be incorporated to the Benders method. In order to show the effectiveness of the proposed ideas, in chapter 4 the results obtained when solving several problems are presented using: 1. The updated Benders method, 2. The branch and bound method, 3. The update of Benders when adding restrictions and 4. The update of Benders when considered as integer each time to more variables. Finally a summary is made of the achievements, of the conclusions obtained and

  11. A solution approach based on Benders decomposition for the preventive maintenance scheduling problem of a stochastic large-scale energy system

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    Lusby, Richard Martin; Muller, Laurent Flindt; Petersen, Bjørn

    2013-01-01

    to be regularly taken down for refueling and maintenance, in such away that the expected cost of meeting the power demand in a number of potential scenarios is minimized. We show that the problem structure naturally lends itself to Benders decomposition; however, not all constraints can be included in the mixed...... integer programming model. We present a two phase approach that first uses Benders decomposition to solve the linear programming relaxation of a relaxed version of the problem. In the second phase, integer solutions are enumerated and a procedure is applied to make them satisfy constraints not included...... on small instances of the problem, but runs into difficulty on larger ones. Unlike heuristic approaches, however, this methodology can be used to provide lower bounds on solution quality....

  12. Comparison of visual motor development in Hong Kong and the USA assessed on the Qualitative Scoring System for the Modified Bender-Gestalt test.

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    Chan, P W

    2001-02-01

    This study compared the visuomotor development of young children in Hong Kong and the USA assessed on the Qualitative Scoring System for the Modified Bender-Gestalt test. 744 children aged 4:6 to 8:5 years from 6 kindergartens and 6 primary schools in Hong Kong were administered the Modified Bender-Gestalt test. The Qualitative Scoring System was used to measure the children's visuomotor development. Their visuomotor scores were then compared with norms for children in the USA. Analysis indicated significant differences across all age groups of 4:6 to 8:5 years in 6-mo. units. Consistent with previous research, children in Hong Kong outperformed their western peers. Percentile scores and T scores for children in Hong Kong in each age group were reported.

  13. O Teste Gestáltico Visomotor de Bender na avaliação clínica de Crianças

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    Ferreira,Roselaine Berenice; Feil,Cristiane Friedrich; Nunes,Maria Lucia Tiellet

    2009-01-01

    Este estudo avaliou os erros mais freqüentes cometidos por crianças no Bender, pelo método Koppitz, e identificou sua relação com as variáveis idade e sexo. Analisou-se 1111 protocolos de avaliação psicológica, contemplando meninos e meninas, com idades entre cinco e doze anos, os quais apresentavam dificuldades emocionais, cognitivas e neurológicas, compondo uma amostra clínica. Constatou-se que os erros mais comuns frente à cópia do Bender foram a Distorção da Forma nas figuras 7 e 8 e a Ro...

  14. Teste de Bender com disléxicos: comparação de dois sistemas de pontuação Bender Test with dyslexics: Comparison of two systems of punctuation

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    Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos Santos

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar aspectos maturacionais e disfuncionais referentes à percepção visomotora de disléxicos valendo-se, para isso, do Teste de Bender analisado sob dois sistemas de correção, o sistema de pontuação gradual (B-SPG e o sistema Lacks. Participaram da pesquisa 20 disléxicos com idade entre 9 e 16 anos (M = 12, sendo 16 do sexo masculino e 4 do sexo feminino. Os dados mostraram que a média de erros dos disléxicos foi acima do que é esperado para crianças de nove e dez anos que compõem a amostra normativa do B-SPG. De acordo com o sistema Lacks de pontuação os fatores mais comprometidos na amostra de disléxicos foram referentes a mudanças na forma da gestalt e distorção da gestalt, fatores esses equivalentes à distorção da forma no B-SPG. O índice de correlação entre os dois sistemas foi significativo e alto (r = 0,76.The present study aimed to evaluate maturity and dysfunctional aspects referred to visualmotor perception of dyslexics using for this, the Bender Test analyzed under two correction systems, being the gradual scoring system (B-SPG and Lacks system. Twenty dyslexics have taken part in the research with ages from 9 to 16 years (average=12, being 16 males and 4 females. The data showed the average of mistakes committed by the dyslexics was above the expected for children from nine to ten years who compose the B-SPG normative sample. According to the Lacks scoring system the factors more affected in the sample of dyslexics were referred to changes on the gestalt form and distortions, factors which are equivalent to the form distortions on the B-SPG. The correlation index between these two systems was significant (r = 0.76.

  15. Estudio comparativo del acuerdo y consistencia intercalificadores en el test gestáltico visomotor de Bender 2.a edición

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    César Merino Soto

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available El estudio tiene por objetivo contrastar la efectividad de calificadores sin entrenamiento específico en el test gestáltico visomotor de Bender, 2. a edición (Bender-II, usando un método para calificar el grado de exactitud de los dibujos reproducidos propio de este instrumento (sistema de calificación global. Algunos estudios previos han demostrado buenos niveles de confiabilidad intercalificador, pero no se verificó el efecto de la falta de entrenamiento específico. En el estudio participaron 75 niños divididos en dos grupos (34 y 41 de edad y cuatro calificadores (dos estudiantes y dos egresados, todos de psicología. Después de aplicar el test individualmente, los calificadores recibieron la instrucción de puntuar los dibujos usando únicamente el manual como guía, sin interactuar entre ellos. Se hicieron comparaciones intragrupo e intergrupos. Aunque los resultados indicaron algunas diferencias moderadas entre los grupos, principalmente se hallaron niveles altos de acuerdo y consistencia; y comparado con los estudios previos, las diferencias generalmente no fueron sustanciales. Se concluye que el puntaje visomotor del Bender-II puede alcanzar buenos niveles de confiabilidad.

  16. ANDREO, Igor Luis. Teologia da libertação e cultura política maia chiapaneca: o Congresso Indígena de 1974 e as raízes do Exército Zapatista de Libertação Nacional.

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    Andrade, Luis Martínez; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

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    ANDREO, Igor Luis. Teologia da libertação e cultura política maia chiapaneca: O Congresso Indígena de 1974 e as raízes do Exército Zapatista de Libertação Nacional. São Paulo: Alameda, 2013, 313p. ISBN: 978 85 7216 618-8. 

  17. Determination of sensitivity, specificity and cut off point of visual- Motor Bender Gestalt Test in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

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    tayebeh Rezaie nasab

    2013-02-01

    Results: In this study, cut-off point was calculated as 6.5%, sensitivity as 55.8%, characteristic as 81.2%, and the area under the Roc curve as 0.69. Moreover, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and efficiency were 95.08%, 22.03%, and 59.17%, respectively. Conclusion: Results of this study revealed that Bender Gestalt Test is relatively weak in diagnosis of mild TBI. Hence, its characteristic is high and it was successful in diagnosing healthy individuals.

  18. BENDER 3.0, una plataforma robótica remota para aplicaciones docentes: Aplicación a Programación Concurrente

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    Nieves Pavón; Joaquín Ferruz

    2010-01-01

    Resumen: BENDER 3.0 es un pequeño robot móvil usado en la asignatura Programación Concurrente. El artículo se centra en la descripción de dicho robot y en el análisis de la metodología seguida para desarrollar las prácticas de laboratorio. Se revisan las estrategias que facilitan su uso y se describe el marco de simulación que posibilita el trabajo del estudiante en casa, independientemente de si dispone o no de conexión a Internet. Finalmente, se presenta un estudio detallado de los resultad...

  19. Saateks / Maia Muldma, Maie Vikat

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    Muldma, Maia

    2008-01-01

    2007. a. 20. märtsil toimus rahvusvaheline konverents "Mitmekultuuriline õpikeskkond - probleem või väärtus?". Kogumik sisaldab konverentsimaterjale, mille temaatika on ajendatud mitmekultuurilise keskkonna edendamisvõimalustest

  20. Kirjandus ja riigikirjand / Maia Madisso

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    2001.a. riigieksami kirjandite analüüs, milles vaadeldakse, kuivõrd on töödes tuginetud kirjandusteostele. 2001.a. riigikirjand oli esimene omataoline, mille puhul kirjandusele toetumine ei olnud ühegi teema puhul obligatoorne. Analüüsiks kasutati 279 kirjandist koosnevat juhuslikku valikut.

  1. The Revised Test of Visual-Motor Integration: Its Relation to the Test of Visual-Motor Integration and Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test for Regular Education Students.

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    Siewert, Julaine C.; Breen, Michael J.

    1983-01-01

    Compared three tests of visual-motor integration: The Revised Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI-R), the Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI), and the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test (BG). Results showed significantly higher BG age equivalent scores. Highly significant correlations were found among all variables. (WAS)

  2. Mathematical mind-benders

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    2007-01-01

    Peter Winkler is at it again. Following the enthusiastic reaction to Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection, Peter has compiled a new collection of elegant mathematical puzzles to challenge and entertain the reader. The original puzzle connoisseur shares these puzzles, old and new, so that you can add them to your own anthology. This book is for lovers of mathematics, lovers of puzzles, lovers of a challenge. Most of all, it is for those who think that the world of mathematics is orderly, logical, and intuitive-and are ready to learn otherwise! A pdf with errata is updated by the aut

  3. Relación entre maduración, sexo y nivel socio-económico a través del Test Guestaltico Visomotor de Bender

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    Matilde Ráez de Ramírez

    1986-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se investiga la relación entre edad, sexo y nivel socio- económico en 1,019 niños de 5 años a 10 años, 11 meses a través del Test Guestáltico Visomotor de Bender, utilizándose los criterios de corrección de Koppitz. No se encontró diferencias significativas de acuerdo al sexo o nivel socio-económico. Al comparar los resultados de la muestra con los de Koppitz encontramos diferencias significativas para 8 de los 12 grupos estudiados. Así mismo se comprobó que la prueba sólo es evolutiva hasta los 9 años, tal como lo señala Taylor y col.

  4. The use of computed tomography scans and the Bender Gestalt Test in the assessment of competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility in the field of mental health and law.

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    Mosotho, Nathaniel Lehlohonolo; Timile, Ino; Joubert, Gina

    computed tomography and the Bender Gestalt Test are some of the tests used routinely for the assessment of alleged offenders referred under Sections 77 and 78 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977. An exploratory retrospective study was conducted at the Free State Psychiatric Complex. The aim of this study was to identify the extent to which the Bender Gestalt Test results and the computed tomography scans are associated with outcomes in the assessment of competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility in individuals referred to the Free State Psychiatric Complex (FSPC) observation unit. This was a cross-sectional study and the entire population of patients admitted in 2013 was included in the study. The clinical and demographic data were obtained from patient files. The majority of participants were black, males, single and unemployed. The most common diagnosis was schizophrenia. The current study showed no statistically significant association between the Bender Gestalt Test Hain's scores and the outcome of criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial. Similarly, the study also showed no statistically significant association between the presence of a brain lesion and the outcome of criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial. It was also concluded that as CT scans are expensive, patients should be referred for that service only when there is a clear clinical indication to do so. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Estudo dos parâmetros Psicométricos do Teste Gestáltico Viso-Motor de Bender entre 2001 e 2011 = The Scientific Production About the Psychometric Parameters of Teste Gestáltico Viso-Motor of Bender between 2001 and 2011

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    Suehiro, Adriana Cristina Boulhoça; Gaino, Silvana Batista; Meireles, Everson

    2012-01-01

    Este estudo investigou a produção científica sobre o Teste Gestáltico Viso-Motor de Bender e, especialmente, sobre os seus parâmetros psicométricos entre 2001 e 2011. Dezessete relatos de pesquisa foram analisados com base na quantidade de artigos publicados por revista e por ano, distribuição da produção por origem, natureza da autoria, critérios de avaliação utilizados, método de análise e parâmetros psicométricos estudados. As produções se concentraram na revista Avaliação Psicológica e no...

  6. Bender Gestalt Visual-Motor test – Sistema de Pontuação Gradual (B-SPG: A study with different samples

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    Ana Paula Porto Noronha

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim in this study was to analyze differences between children’s performances on the Bender – Sistema de Pontuação Gradual (B-SPG [Gradual Scoring System] in the states of Minas Gerais and Paraíba, and to compare them with the results presented in the test manual. The participants were 511 children, both sexes, aged 6-10 years ( M = 8.21, SD = 1.33, and 50.7% male. The children were from two states, Minas Gerais ( n = 298, 58.3% and Paraiba ( n = 213, 41.7%. The SPG was administered collectively in classrooms. The mean B-SPG scores between the children from Minas Gerais and Paraiba were very similar and not statistically significant. Regarding the comparison between the two states and the normative sample, three results were significant, two of which favored the children from São Paulo and the other the children from Minas Gerais and Paraíba, showing little variation in the results of the B-SPG.

  7. [Results of the Benton Visual Retention Test and the Bender Visual--Motor Gestalt Test among patients suffer from depressive disorders and organic depressive disorders].

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    Talarowska, Monika; Florkowski, Antoni; Zboralski, Krzysztof; Gałecki, Piotr

    2011-01-01

    The comorbidity of depression and dementia has been extensively studied. Four main hypotheses have been suggested to explain the relationship between depression and dementia: 1. depression may be a psychological reaction to perceived cognitive decline, 2. depression may be an early symptom of dementia, 3. depression may be an etiologic risk factor for the onset of dementia, and 4. dementia and depression share common risk factors. The objective of this study was to examine the differences between depressive disorders and organic depressive disorders by using two neuropsychological tests. A sample of 61 persons aged 23-62 years participated in the study. Patients who took part in the investigation were divided into two groups: depressive disorders (DD, n = 30), organic depressive disorders (ODD, n = 31). Cognitive functions were evaluated by the Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) and Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test (BVMGT). Relevant statistical differences among examined group were observed: in BVRT correct answers (p = 0.006), errors (p psychological test than ODD patients. DD group (average) in BVRT: correct answers (-1.33), errors (2.31); BVMGT (average): (50.37). ODD group (average) in BVRT: correct answers (-2.71), errors (5.81); BVMGT (average): (72.01). Patients with organic depressive disorders achieved significantly lower results than patients with depressive disorders in BVRT and BVMGT.

  8. Validez incremental del Test Gestáltico de Bender Modificado, en niños que inician el primer grado

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    César A. Merino Soto

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The Bender Gestalt Test (BGT has a long history in psychological assessment and several scoring systems have been developed for it. One of them is the Brannigan and Brunner’s Qualitative Scoring System (QSS, developed for the modified version of this test that uses six of the nine original designs (BGT Modified. However, there is limited psychometric evidence for the Spanish speaking population about the usefulness of this measure in an academic screening battery. The purpose of this study is to report evidence of incremental validity of this abbreviated version regarding school achievement, within a group of 101 five year olds entering the first grade of primary education. We applied a hierarchical multiple regression controlling for the effects of fluid intelligence and pre-academic skills, compared to the criteria of school grades. We found that the inclusion of BGT Modified brings significant unique variance in school grades, and is a more powerful predictor than intelligence. Our results support the use of BGT Modified in a brief battery of screening in identifying children at risk for poor school performance

  9. Utility of the Bender Gestalt Test for differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer's disease in patients showing mild to moderate dementia.

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    Murayama, Norio; Iseki, Eizo; Yamamoto, Ryoko; Kimura, Michihiro; Eto, Ko; Arai, Heii

    2007-01-01

    We examined the utility of the Bender Gestalt Test (BGT) for the differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from Alzheimer's disease (AD), comparing BGT scores between DLB and AD patients showing mild to moderate dementia. Eighteen DLB patients, 36 AD patients controlled by age, years of education, Clinical Dementia Rating and Mini Mental State Examination scores, and 21 nondemented elderly participants controlled by age and years of education were subjected to the BGT. Their BGT performances were scored according to the Pascal-Suttell method. The DLB group showed significantly higher (that is worse) BGT scores than the other groups. When a cutoff point of 98 was used to differentiate DLB from AD, the patients exceeding 98 were 94% in the DLB group, 17% in the AD group and 0% in the control group. The sensitivity and specificity of this cutoff point were 0.94 and 0.89, respectively. The BGT is a useful neuropsychological test to differentiate DLB from AD. Copyright (c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  10. Utility of the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test-Second Edition in the assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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    Allen, Ryan A; Decker, Scott L

    2008-12-01

    This study examined the use of the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test-Second Edition (BGT-II) with children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Previous research has examined the relationship of ADHD and visual-motor functioning based on overall developmental scores or specific emotional indicators. Although several studies have examined the relationship of the previous edition of the BGT-II and ADHD symptoms, psychometric issues associated with the original edition limit the validity of the results. The current study examined the utility of the BGT-II in the assessment of behaviors associated with ADHD. A group of 62 subjects diagnosed with ADHD (M=11 yr., 5 mo.; 45 male, 17 female) was compared to a control group of 62 subjects randomly selected from the BGT-II standardization data (M=11 yr., 6 mo; 33 male, 29 female). Several hypotheses were made regarding how areas of deficit, e.g., self-regulation, planning, working memory, and motor control, were expected to manifest in BGT-II performance. With IQ controlled, subjects with ADHD performed more poorly on the BGT-II than subjects with no known disorders; however, the effect size was small (eta(p)=.07). Emotional indicators intended to assess symptoms of ADHD did not demonstrate diagnostic utility.

  11. BENDER 3.0, una plataforma robótica remota para aplicaciones docentes: Aplicación a Programación Concurrente

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    Nieves Pavón

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: BENDER 3.0 es un pequeño robot móvil usado en la asignatura Programación Concurrente. El artículo se centra en la descripción de dicho robot y en el análisis de la metodología seguida para desarrollar las prácticas de laboratorio. Se revisan las estrategias que facilitan su uso y se describe el marco de simulación que posibilita el trabajo del estudiante en casa, independientemente de si dispone o no de conexión a Internet. Finalmente, se presenta un estudio detallado de los resultados académicos obtenidos por los alumnos y se menciona el uso del robot móvil en otras asignaturas y proyectos fin de carrera. Palabras clave: Programación Concurrente, Educación en Automática, Sistemas de Tiempo Real, Robótica

  12. Emakeele õpetamise võimalused / Maia Rõigas

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    Rõigas, Maia

    2007-01-01

    2007. aasta kevadel kaitsesid Tartu Ülikoolis eesti filoloogia keeleeriharu lõputööd Triinu-Mari Vorp, Eve Roomere ja Kadri Sõrmus ning magistritööd Evelyn Lätt, Helen Kiil ja Liis Pennonen, kes kõik käsitlesid emakeeleõpetuse erinevaid võimalusi

  13. Relação do teste de Bender (avaliação Koppitz) com o R-2: teste não verbal de inteligência para crianças

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    Rosa, Helena Rinaldi; Alves, Irai Cristina Boccato

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: Esta pesquisa buscou verificar se existe relação entre o fator geral da inteligência, avaliado pelo teste não verbal de inteligência R-2, e a organização visomotora infantil, medida pelo teste de Bender, pela adaptação de Koppitz (1963, 1975, 1989). A amostra foi composta por 538 crianças de escolas do município de Assis (SP), de ambos os sexos, com idades entre 4 anos e 9 meses e 11 anos e 9 meses, obtida considerando a proporção da participação de alunos matriculados em escolas muni...

  14. Köögiviljakatsed Jõgeval / Ingrid Bender

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    Bender, Ingrid, 1954-

    2011-01-01

    Eesti Maaülikooli ja Jõgeva Sordiaretuse Instituudi 2010. a alanud ühisprojektis uuriti, kuidas mõjuvad tomatisaagi suurusele ja maitsele erinevad väetised ning milline kasvatusviis annab porgandil ja kaalikal parima tulemuse

  15. Uusimmigrantide laste integreerumine Eesti kooli / Maris Tuulik, Maia Muldma

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    Tuulik, Maris

    2008-01-01

    Analüüsitakse uusimmigrantõpilaste õpetamisega seotud peamisi raskusi ja probleeme. Ankeetküsitlus on läbi viidud 2007.a. veebruaris ühes Tallinna gümnaasiumis, millel on nelja-aastane kogemus uusimmigrantidest laste õpetamisel

  16. Muusikaõpetus ja sotsiaal-kultuuriline kasvatus / Maia Muldma

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    Muldma, Maia

    2008-01-01

    Muusikaõpetuse võimalustest õpilaste sotsiaal-kultuuriliste pädevuste kujundamisel. Analüüsitud on vene õppekeelega üldhariduskooli viimaste aastate muusikaalast õppekirjandust. Eesti ja vene õppekeelega koolide muusikaõpetajate hoiakute väljaselgitamisel korraldati ankeetküsitlus

  17. Tallinna korterite järelturg jahtub / Maia Daljajev

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    Daljajev, Maia, 1966-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Molodjozh Estonii : Nedvizhimost 9. aug. lk. 1. Ülevaade Tallinna tüüpkorterite ostu-müügitehingute aeglustumisest ja hindade stabiliseerumisest 2006. aastal. Vt. samas: Tabelid: Eluasemelaenude tingimused Eesti pankades

  18. Dostojevski aeg / Boris Tuch ; tõlk. Maia Soom

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    Tuch, Boris, 1946-

    2007-01-01

    H. Toompere jun. lavastusest "Sortsid" F. Dostojevski romaani järgi, esietendus 14. veebr. Eesti Draamateatris ja M. Tshumatshenko "Onu unenägu" F. Dostojevski jutustuse järgi, esietendus 15. veebr. Vene Teatris

  19. Pervaja ledi i britanskii Ostap Bender / Vladimir Simonov

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    Simonov, Vladimir

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    Suurbritannia peaministri abikaasa Cherie Blair'iga seotud skandaalist, mille põhjuseks pettur Peter Fosteri abil kinnisvara soetamine ja hilisem sekkumine riigiamentike tegevusse, paludes kohtuvõimudel Fosteri väljasaatmisotsust veel kaaluda

  20. Design, fabrication and testing of elliptical crystal bender for the ...

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    An extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) beam-line for X-ray absorption studies using energy dispersive geometry and position sensitive detector is being developed for the INDUS-II synchrotron source. The optical design of the beam-line has been completed based on the working principle that a single crystal ...

  1. Design, fabrication and testing of elliptical crystal bender for the ...

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    R. Narasimhan (Krishtel eMaging) 1461 1996 Oct 15 13:05:22

    ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) beam-line for X-ray absorption studies, using energy dispersive geometry and position sensitive detector, has been proposed to be installed at a bending magnet port of the INDUS-II Synchrotron source (Das et al 1999). The EXAFS technique deals with measurements of fine structures ...

  2. Gmax for Sand by Bender Elements at Anisotropic Stress States

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    Bødker, L.

    1996-01-01

    elements for two types of sand and with void ratios varying from minimum to maximum. The tests performed are carried out in the Danish Triaxial Cell, and Gmax are determined at different isotropic and anisotropic stress states. The main result of the test program is that Gmax is primarily influenced...

  3. Design, fabrication and testing of elliptical crystal bender for the ...

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    R. Narasimhan (Krishtel eMaging) 1461 1996 Oct 15 13:05:22

    Centre for Design and Manufacture, Bhabha Atomic. Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India e-mail: dibyendu@magnum.barc.ernet.in. MS received 1 December 2003; revised 4 June 2004. Abstract. An extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) beam-line for. X-ray absorption studies using energy dispersive ...

  4. Género, etnia y generación en la prevención e interrupción de embarazos en jóvenes estudiantes hablantes de lenguas mayas migrantes a San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas (México Gênero, etnia e geração na prevenção e interrupção da gravidez em jovens estudantes de língua maia migrantes para San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas (México Gender, ethnicity and generation in pregnancy prevention and interruption among young Mayan speaking migrant students in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas (Mexico

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace algunos años la investigación sociodemográfica en México está registrando procesos de cambios importantes en la vida sexual y reproductiva de las y los jóvenes, particularmente entre aquellas/os jóvenes urbanos. De ahí la importancia de explorar qué está ocurriendo con los jóvenes rurales e indígenas al tomar en cuenta eventos tales como el inicio sexual, el uso del condón, la adopción de anticonceptivos o los conocimientos que cambian en función de la escolaridad alcanzada, el lugar de residencia, la lengua que habla, entre otros. El artículo se aproxima a las modalidades que adquiere la prevención e interrupción de embarazos entre estudiantes (mujeres y varones hablantes de lenguas mayas que han migrado de comunidades indígenas a la ciudad de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, en Chiapas.Nos últimos anos a pesquisa sócio-demográficas no México está passando por grandes mudanças nos processos da juventude sexual e reprodutiva e, particularmente entre a juventude urbana. Daí a importância de explorar o que está acontecendo com a juventude rural e indígena estar ciente que eventos como a iniciação sexual, uso de preservativos, a adoção de contracepção ou mudar o que é conhecido em termos de escolaridade, local de residência, idioma falado, entre outros. O artigo aborda as modalidades de prevenção e se torna a interrupção da gravidez entre os alunos (masculino e feminino falantes de línguas maias das comunidades indígenas migraram para a cidade de San Cristobal de las Casas, em Chiapas.In the past several years socio-demographic research in Mexico has been showing important changes in the sexual and reproductive lives of youth, especially among urban population. Hence the importance of exploring what processes are taking place among rural and indigenous youth, where events such as sexual initiation, the use of condoms or other forms of contraception, and knowledge vary according to the level of

  5. Muusikaalane õppekirjandus ühiskonnaväärtuste edasikandjana / Tatjana Lindeberg, Maia Muldma

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    Lindeberg, Tatjana

    2008-01-01

    Artiklis on analüüsitud aastatel 1991-2007 Eesti ja Soome muusikaõpikute laulurepertuaaris olevaid väärtusi (sotsiaalsed-, esteetilised ja eetilised ning etnokultuurilised väärtused). Võrdluseks tagasivaade nõukogude aastatesse 1985-1990/91

  6. Magistritööd : [Piret Jamnes jt.] / Maia Kööts

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    2001-01-01

    20.12.2000 kaitses TPÜ organisatsioonikäitumise magistritööde kaitsmisnõukogu koosolekul Piret Jamnes magistritöö "Trends in Estonian career Counselling in the Light of Societal Transformation and Constructive Framework"; 21.12 TPÜ kasvatusteaduste ja pedagoogika magistritööde kaitsmisnõukogu koosolekul Olesja Šigajeva "Mõningate psühholoogiliste aspektide kasutamine innovatsiooniliste tehnoloogiate õpetamisel"; Sirje Priks "Kutsekooliõpilaste sotsiaalse valmiduse arendamise võimalusi eesti keele ja kirjanduse tundide kaudu". 9.01.2001 TPÜ demograafia magistritööde kaitsmisnõukogu koosolekul Enel Pungas "Siserändevoogude vanuskäsitlus : Eesti Pere- ja sündimusuuringu andmetel". 11.01 TPÜ sotsioloogia magistritööde kaitsmisnõukogu koosolekul Virve-Ines Laidmäe "Muutused eestimaalaste tervisehinnangutes ja -käitumises 1990. aastatel"

  7. International banks' CSR disclosures after the 2008 crisis / Laivi Laidroo, Maia Sokolova

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    Laidroo, Laivi

    2014-01-01

    Artiklis käsitletakse rahvusvaheliste pankade sotsiaalset vastutust oma tegevuse avalikustamise aspektist enne ja pärast viimast majanduskriisi. Kontentanalüüsi meetodil analüüsitakse 35 panga veebilehti ja ettevõtete sotsiaalse vastutuse raporteid.

  8. Kritik Sosial terhadap Sistem Pendidikan Formal di Indonesia: Kajian Sosiologis Atas Novel Catatan Seorang Novelis Karya Maia Rosyida

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    PURARIYANI, ELOK DEWI

    2013-01-01

    Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mengungkap kaitan antarunsur struktur danmengungkapkan mendeskripsikan unsur-unsur struktur novel CSN dan mengungkapkanbagaimana penyimpangan-penyimpangan yang terjadi dalam sistem dan penyelenggaraanpendidikan di Indonesia. Untuk mengetahui penyimpangan-penyimpangan dalam sistempendidikan dalam novel Catatan Seorang Novelis makan penulis menggunakan teorisosiologi sastra. Penyajian hasil analisis data menggunakan metode deskriptif analisis. Metode inidigunakan un...

  9. Relatório de Estágio Curricular – Banco Espírito Santo (Maia)

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    Ferreira, Sílvia

    2011-01-01

    Na realização deste relatório, a metodologia utilizada foi essencialmente pesquisa bibliográfica, pesquisa cibernética, manuais de utilização pertencentes à instituição e outra informação interna, consulta de algumas disciplinas como, Economia, Gestão Bancária e Seguradora e Contabilidade. O presente relatório encontra-se dividido em três capítulos. No Primeiro Capítulo, apresento a instituição quanto à sua caracterização (história, evolução, imagem, marca, produtos e serviços comercial...

  10. August von Kotzebue estofiilina / Otto-Heinrich Elias ; saksa keelest tõlkinud Reet Bender

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    Elias, Otto-Heinrich, 1932-

    2011-01-01

    Tutvustatakse August von Kotzebue kirjanduslikku - ja draamaloomingut, tema rolli seadusreformide mõjutamisel ning eestlastest positiivse kujundi loomisel. Peatutakse ka tema reisil revolutsioonilisel Prantsusmaal

  11. A cold neutron beam bender using multiple thin plastic films as curved guides

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    Sutherland, C.J.; Wroe, H.

    1975-01-01

    A device has been developed for deflecting beems of cold neutrons through angles of a few degrees by transmission through a stack of curved, metal-coated plastic films separated by air spaces. Deflections of 5deg have been obtained in a stack of 11 copper coated foils of thickness 0.025 mm separated by 0.25 mm and glued to a curved mold of the radius 1880 mm. The method of manufacture is briefly described and the results of transmission measurements are given in comparison to the theoretical predictions of a computer model. At a neutron wavelength of 12 A, a transmission of 40% was observed as compared to a predicted value of 56%. Reasons for the discrepancy are discussed

  12. Benders decomposition for discrete material optimization in laminate design with local failure criteria

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    Munoz, Eduardo; Stolpe, Mathias; Bendsøe, Martin P.

    2009-01-01

    in any discrete angle optimization design, or material selection problems. The mathematical modeling of this problem is more general than the one of standard topology optimization. When considering only two material candidates with a considerable difference in stiffness, it corresponds exactly...... to a topology optimization problem. The problem is modeled as a discrete design problem coming from a finite element discretization of the continuum problem. This discretization is made of shell or plate elements. For each element (selection domain), only one of the material candidates must be selected...... of the relaxed master problem and the current best compliance (weight) found get close enough with respect to certain tolerance. The method is investigated by computational means, using the finite element method to solve the analysis problems, and a commercial branch and cut method for solving the relaxed master...

  13. A benders decomposition approach for solving the offshore wind farm installation planning at the North Sea

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    Ursavas, Evrim

    2017-01-01

    Wind farm installation and particularly offshore wind farm installation is highly complex due to high dependency on weather and remarkably large components. Amongst others projects at North Sea face considerable interruptions due to severe weather conditions. The problem we refer to consists of

  14. Network-constrained AC unit commitment under uncertainty: A Benders' decomposition approach

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    Nasri, Amin; Kazempour, Seyyedjalal; Conejo, Antonio J.

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes an efficient solution approach based on Benders’ decomposition to solve a network-constrained ac unit commitment problem under uncertainty. The wind power production is the only source of uncertainty considered in this paper, which is modeled through a suitable set of scenarios...... intractable, into a mixed-integer linear master problem and a set of nonlinear, but continuous subproblems, one per scenario. In addition, to temporally decompose the proposed ac unit commitment problem, a heuristic technique is used to relax the inter-temporal ramping constraints of the generating units....... Numerical results from a case study based on the IEEE one-area reliability test system (RTS) demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed approach...

  15. RESTORED RIPARIAN BUFFERS AS TOOLS FOR ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION IN THE MAIA PROCESSES, ENDPOINTS, AND MEASURES OF SUCCESS FOR WATER, SOIL, FLORA AND FAUNA

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    Riparian buffer restorations are used as management tools to produce favorable water quality impacts, moreover the basis for riparian buffers as an instrument of water quality restoration rests on a relatively firm foundation. However, the extent to which buffers can restore rip...

  16. Ümber mõtestades piire ja kaugust = Distance Between the Vision and the Context / Maia Tüür

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    Tüür, Maia

    2006-01-01

    Musee du Quai Branly Pariisis. Arhitekt Jean Nouvel, maastikuarhitekt Gilles Clement. Pargi üldskeemi kujundab teede ja pinkide võrgustik, mis põhineb kilpkonna kilbi mustril. Yann Kersale teosest pargis. Maja Seine'i-äärset fassaadi katab Patrick Blanci loodud taimevaip

  17. MAIA, Ana Cláudia Bortolozzi. Inclusão e sexualidade: Na voz de pessoas com deficiência física

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    Jordana da Rocha Bittencourt

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a synthesis and discussion of some aspects which contribute to demystifying the sexuality of people with disabilities while understanding the sexual dimension of their lives through their own testimonials − therefore presenting their histories. Sexuality is seen as a social construct accompanied by countless values and meanings. Amidst this broad cultural concept of sexuality, it is possible to perceive how this very concept is intertwined with prejudice and discrimination. When connected to the idea of disabilities, they escalade to even higher proportions.

  18. Comparison of Macular Integrity Assessment (MAIA ™, MP-3, and the Humphrey Field Analyzer in the Evaluation of the Relationship between the Structure and Function of the Macula.

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    Kazuyuki Hirooka

    Full Text Available This study was conducted in order to compare relationships between the macular visual field (VF mean sensitivity measured by MAIATM (Macular Integrity Assessment, MP-3, or Humphry field analyzer (HFA and the ganglion cell and inner plexiform layer (GCA thicknesses.This cross-sectional study examined 73 glaucoma patients and 19 normal subjects. All subjects underwent measurements for GCA thickness by Cirrus HD-OCT and static threshold perimetry using MAIATM, MP-3, or HFA. VF and OCT in the retinal view were used to examine both the global relationship between the VF sensitivity and GCA thickness, and the superior hemiretina and inferior hemiretina. The relationship between the GCA thickness and macular sensitivity was examined by Spearman correlation analysis.For each instrument, statistically significant macular VF sensitivity (dB and GCA thickness relationships were observed using the decibel scale (R = 0.547-0.687, all P < 0.001. The highest correlation for the global (R = 0.682 and the superior hemiretina (R = 0.594 GCA thickness-VF mean sensitivity was observed by the HFA. The highest correlation for the inferior hemiretina (R = 0.687 GCA thickness-VF mean sensitivity was observed by the MP-3. Among the three VF measurement instruments, however, no significant differences were found for the structure-function relationships.All three VF measurement instruments found similar structure-function relationships in the central VF.

  19. Kataloogimaja : võimalus arendada eramumütoloogiat = A Catalogue House : a Chance to Improve Single-Family House Typology / Maia Tüür

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    Tüür, Maia

    2004-01-01

    Prantsusmaa arhitektuuribüroode ühingu Peripheriques'i algatusel anti 36 Euroopa arhitektile ülesandeks luua tänapäevast eramutüpoloogiat otsiv projekt. Tulemusi eksponeeriti 1997. a. Bordeaux's, anti välja kataloog "36 modeles pour une Maison". Kataloogi põhjal 2005. a. valmivast Reze näidiselamukvartalist, mille planeeringu tegid Peripheriques'i arhitektid. Ehitamisele läksid büroode Marin-Trottin, Paillard-Jumeau, AAC, Actar ja arhitekt Jacques Moussafiri kataloogimajad. Ehitusmaterjaliks puit. Ill.: 2 plaani, 3 vaadet

  20. The Bender-Gestalt test: Koppitz's Developmental Scoring System administered to two samples of Italian preschool and primary school children.

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    Mazzeschi, C; Lis, A

    1999-06-01

    The purpose of this paper was to extend research on Koppitz's Developmental Scoring System to Italian samples. Specific attention has been given to the study of errors for the single designs to assess the relationship of these errors with total errors and to assess the designs' varying difficulty. A second purpose was to study possible cultural influences between different Italian regions. According to Koppitz (1975) research findings support that the rate of development in visuomotor perception differs among children of various ethnic groups. Subjects were 538 boys and 527 girls enrolled in the regular kindergarten and elementary schools in Italy. Detailed analyses were carried out on total mean errors and mean errors for each design. Mean errors decrease across age groups; that is, perceptuomotor integration is improved for older children. No significant differences were found between Northern and Southern Italy.

  1. Ray Tracing through the Edge Focusing of Rectangular Benders and an Improved Model for the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring

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    Kolski, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Barlow, David B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Macek, Robert J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; McCrady, Rodney C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-01

    Particle ray tracing through simulated 3D magnetic fields was executed to investigate the effective quadrupole strength of the edge focusing of the rectangular bending magnets in the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring (PSR). The particle rays receive a kick in the edge field of the rectangular dipole. A focal length may be calculated from the particle tracking and related to the fringe field integral (FINT) model parameter. This tech note introduces the baseline lattice model of the PSR and motivates the need for an improvement in the baseline model's vertical tune prediction, which differs from measurement by .05. An improved model of the PSR is created by modifying the fringe field integral parameter to those suggested by the ray tracing investigation. This improved model is then verified against measurement at the nominal PSR operating set point and at set points far away from the nominal operating conditions. Lastly, Linear Optics from Closed Orbits (LOCO) is employed in an orbit response matrix method for model improvement to verify the quadrupole strengths of the improved model.

  2. Normalizing the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test for 4 to 7 Years Old Children of Tehran, Iran

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    Siamak Tahmasebi

    2016-04-01

    Conclusion Consistent with Koppit’z maturational hypothesis and previous studies (Iranian and foreign, our results showed visual-motor improvement of perceptual performance with increasing age. In conclusion, koppitz scoring system is applicable to Iranian children protocols.

  3. Use of Bentonite Clay for the Reduction of Cyanide Poisoning after ...

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    ). Medical Management of Chemical. Casualties Handbook (4 ed.). Government. Printing Off. ISBN 0-16-081320-4. 41. Bender, DA; Bender, AE (1997). Benders' dictionary of nutrition and food technology (7 ed.). Woodhead Publishing. p. 459.

  4. Baltische Rechtswissenschaftsgeschichte : Professor Jüri Uluots (1890-1945) in seiner und unserer Zeit = Baltijas tiesibu vestures zinatne : profesors Jiri Uluotss (1890-1945) toreiz un musu laikos = The scholarship of history of law in the Baltics

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    Järvelaid, Peeter, 1957-

    2008-01-01

    Lisatud: Publikationen von Professor Jüri Uluots / koost. Maia Ruttu, Karmen Visnapuu, lk. 86-91 ; Publikationen über Professor Jüri Uluots 1925-2000 / koost. Maia Ruttu, Karmen Visnapuu, lk. 91-93

  5. El sistema de calificación cualitativa para la Prueba Gestáltica de Bender – Modificada. Estudio preliminar de sus propiedades psicométricas

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    César A. Merino Soto

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe las propiedades psicométricaspreliminares del Sistema de CalificaciónCualitativa para la Prueba Gestáltica de Bender– Modificada, en un grupo de 97 niños que van a ingresar al primer grado de educación elemental en una escuela pública de Lima. Los niveles deconfiabilidad por consistencia interna y test-retestfueron más modestos que los del manual, aunque su rango potencial (por intervalos de confianzallega a niveles altos. La correlación con criterios de conducta orientada a la tarea, inteligencia fluida y el reporte parental de conductas de motricidad fina dan soporte a la validez y utilidad de este nuevo sistema en el contexto de la evaluación de niños de primer grado. Se discute su relevancia para la evaluación psicopedagógica y para la investigación educacional.

  6. Understanding the response of commercial and institutional organizations to the California energy crisis. A report to the California Energy Commission - Sylvia Bender, Project Manager

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    Lutzenhiser, Loren; Janda, Kathryn; Kunkle, Rick; Payne, Christopher

    2002-07-24

    Beginning in the summer of 2000, California experienced serious energy supply problems, sharp increases in wholesale (and retail) electricity and natural gas prices, and isolated blackouts. In response to the rapidly worsening electricity situation in California in late 2000, the state set, as an initial goal, the reduction of the state's peak demand for the summer of 2001 by 5,000 megawatts. To meet this goal, the governor and legislature took a variety of steps to enhance supply, encourage rapid voluntary reductions in demand, and provide incentives for actions that would result in load reductions. Three bills-Assembly Bill 970, Senate Bill X1 5 and Assembly Bill X1 29-allocated roughly $950 million for consumption and demand reduction programs. The governor also enacted a variety of additional measures, including the ''Flex Your Power'' (media awareness and direct business involvement) campaign, requirements for retail sector outdoor lighting reductions, and toughening of energy efficiency building codes. There were, in fact, significant reductions in electricity demand in California during the summer of 2001 and the large number of expected supply disruptions was avoided. To understand the nature of these demand reductions and the motivations for consumer response, Washington State University (WSU) undertook a study for the California Energy Commission (CEC) focusing on conservation behavior in the residential, commercial, and agricultural sectors. The research presented in this report represents an exploration of the response of commercial and institutional organizations to the California energy situation and the unique set of influences that existed during this time. These influences included informational messages and media attention, program interventions, price changes, and external triggering events (e.g., blackouts). To better understand the effects of these influences on organizational response to the energy situation, we conducted 84 semi-structured inter views with members of commercial and institutional organizations (many of which participated in three different California Energy Commission Programs) and with 21 key informants representing program managers, administrators, and aggregators as well as a small number of energy service providers and utilities. Separate reports examine the consumer response in the residential and agricultural sectors.

  7. Maturidade perceptomotora e sua relação com idade e variáveis contextuais: um estudo com o Bender (B-SPG)

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    Pinto, Lariana Paula; Universidade São Francisco - USF; Noronha, Ana Paula Porto; Universidade São Francisco - USF

    2011-01-01

    O presente estudo teve como objetivos avaliar o aspecto maturacional medido pelo teste, e verificar se há diferenças significativas no desempenho em cada idade. Além disso, também foram verificadas diferenças quanto ao ano escolar, sexo e tipo de escola. Participaram do estudo 298 crianças, sendo 155 do sexo masculino (52%), com idades variando de 6 a 10 anos (M=8,24; DP=1,34). Cursavam do primeiro ao quinto ano do ensino fundamental e eram provenientes de escolas pública (47%) e particular (...

  8. Eesti vähemuskultuuride seltside tegevus integratsiooniprotsessi edendamisel = The Activities of National Minority Cultural Societies / Collectives as the Possibility to Promote the Integration Process in Estonia / Maia Muldma, Anastasija Villemson

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    Muldma, Maia, 1948-

    2013-01-01

    Artikkel baseerub 2012. aastal läbiviidud uurimusel, mille eesmärgiks oli selgitada välja Slaavi Haridus- ja Kultuuriühingu Bõliina (SHKÜ) tegevuse mõju integratsiooniprotsessile Haapsalu haridusjuhtide ning eesti ja vene õppekeelega koolide õpilaste arvamuse põhjal

  9. Eesti teatri aastaauhinnad 2002

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    2003-01-01

    A. Shapiro - lavastajaauhind, L. Peterson - meesnäitleja auhind, L. Säälik - naisnäitleja auhind, J. Rekkor - meeskõrvalosa auhind, K. Mihkelson - naiskõrvalosa auhind, E.-L. Semper - kunstnikuauhind, K. Raid - žürii eriauhind, K. Kõrb, J. Karpova - balleti- ja tantsuteatri auhind, J. Nael balleti- ja tantsuteatri eriauhind, M. Malmsten, G. Raudsep - Ants Lauteri preemia, L. Epner - Priit Põldroosi preemia, A. Lamp - Aleksander Kurtna preemia, R. Raud - Salme Reegi preemia, E. Tamm, M. Soomets - Kristallkingakese preemia

  10. The Slavic kalabalik: the Pruth campaign, Charles XII’s Swedish camp at Bender and the rise of pan-slavism (A Theory on Peter I’s campaign in Wallachia, Moldova and its Legacy

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    Jackson Little

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The article presents a new look at the cultural and diplomatic significance of the Prut march of 1711 and its influence on the rise of the cultural trend of Pan-Slavism in the middle of the 19th century. The main reason is Peter's acceptance of the mantle "defender of the Balkan Christians" - a term from the diplomatic arsenal, which later influenced the development of the Russian imperial form of pan-Slavism. The purpose of the article is to provoke a new dialogue about the origin of this movement and about the great significance of the Great Northern War for Eastern European diplomacy.

  11. "Demokratiseerimine" Guatemala moodi / Tõnu Prei

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    Prei, Tõnu, 1950-

    2004-01-01

    Guatemala ajaloost, Ameerika Ühendriikide poolt Guatemalas toime pandud riigipööretest ja kodusõjas toimunud maia-indiaanlaste genotsiidist, mille eest vastutavaid isikuid on nüüd hakatud kohtu alla andma

  12. Kungla rahva kuldne aeg / Karin Paulus

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    Paulus, Karin, 1975-

    2016-01-01

    1970ndal aastal Lomonossovi tänavale (praegune Gonsiori tänav) ehitatud Kungla hotellist. Arhitektid Ilmar Puumets, Herbert Rüütlane; sisearhitektid Valter Pormeister, Ingrid Pormeister, Maia Laul. Samale kohale ehitati hiljem 13-korruseline Hilton hotell

  13. Riho Pätsi stipendiaadid on teada / Mõttus Anu

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    Mõttus Anu

    2005-01-01

    Türi Gümnaasiumi muusikaõpetajast Tiiu Schütsist, Tallinna Saksa Gümnaasiumi direktorist ja muusikaõpetajast Külli Puhkimist, helilooja Piret Ripsist ja Tallinna Ülikooli muusikadidaktika lektorist Maia Muldmast

  14. Tallinnasse Rävala pst. 19 kavandatava Tallinna Muusikakeskkooli, Tallinna Balletikooli ning G. Otsa nimelise muusikakooli ühise õppehoone arhitektuurikonkurss = Architectural Competition for the Joint School Building of Tallinn Music-Specialised

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    Puusepp, Raivo

    2003-01-01

    I preemia - Andres Siim, Krister Ausing, II - Marika Lõoke, III - Maia Tüür, Andres Sevtshuk, Gabriel Evangelisti, ostupreemiad: Armin Valter, Vilen Künnapu ning Siiri Vallner, Katrin Koov, Veronika Valk

  15. Reducing fat and sodium content in pork sausage | Junior | African ...

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    Reducing fat and sodium content in pork sausage. Jonhny De Azevedo Maia Junior, Fábio Da Costa Henry, Felipe Roberto Ferreira Amaral Do Valle, Meire Lelis Leal Martins, Célia Raquel Quirino, Rafael Dos Santos Costa ...

  16. Bõt russkim v Estonii... / Uljana Faleva

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    Faleva, Uljana

    2005-01-01

    Vähemusrahvuste probleemidest laienenud Euroopa Liidus. Euroopa Liidu projektist Early Warning. Projekti raames Saksamaal Essenis toimunud ümarlauas esindas Eestit Maia Meos noorteühendusest "Siin"

  17. Phylogeny of the genus Stephomyia Tavares, 1916 (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae

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    V. C. Maia

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Stephomyia Tavares, 1916 comprises seven species, all Neotropical: S. clavata (Tavares, 1920; S. epeugeniae Gagné, 1994; S. espiralis Maia, 1993; S. mina Maia, 1993; S. rotundifoliorum Maia, 1993; S. tetralobae Maia, 1993; and S. eugeniae (Felt, 1913. In the present study, a cladistic analysis based upon adult, pupa, larva and gall morphological characters as well as host plant data is carried out in order to discuss the monophyly of the genus and the relationships among the known species. The Stephomyia monophyly was supported by eight synapomorphies: five homoplastic characters and three non-homoplastic characters. Analyzes showed S. clavata with great instability within the genus, probably due to lack of larva, pupa and female data, so S. clavata was deactivated in analyze. The topology found was (S. mina ((S. eugeniae + S. epeugeniae (S. tetralobae (S. rotundifoliorum + S. espiralis.

  18. Taaskohtumine Toomas Linnupojaga / Jaanus Vaiksoo

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    Vaiksoo, Jaanus, 1967-

    2009-01-01

    Tutvustus: Mänd, Heljo. Toomas Linnupoeg. Tallinn : TEA Kirjastus, 2008. (TEA lasteraamatute varalaegas). Mänd, Heljo. Toomas Linnupoeg ja Maia. Tallinn : TEA Kirjastus, 2009. (TEA lasteraamatute varalaegas)

  19. Rõnok polutshil signal / Kairi Teesalu

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    Teesalu, Kairi

    2008-01-01

    Eluasemeturul on müügipakkumiste arv hakanud sujuvalt langema, olles kahanenud sõltuvalt linnast kuni paarikümne protsendi võrra. Diagramm: Tartu ja Tallinna korteriturg. Kommenteerivad Tõnu Toompark ja Maia Daljajev

  20. Lugupeetud emakeeleõpetaja! / Martin Ehala

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    Ehala, Martin, 1963-

    2006-01-01

    Tutvustatakse eesti keele õpikuid: Ehala, Martin. Eesti keele struktuur. Tallinn, 2001 ; Ehala, Martin. Kirjutamise kunst. Tallinn, 2000 ; Ehala, Martin. Eesti kirjakeel. Tallinn, 2002 ; Madisso, Maia. Keele- ja tekstiharjutusi abiturientidele. Tallinn, 2002 ; Ehala, Martin ; Veismann, Tiina jt. Noor keelekasutaja. Tallinn, 2005

  1. Imperatritsa ili sovetskaja zhenshtshina? / Aleksandr Vassiljev ; interv. N. Rumjantseva

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    Vassiljev, Aleksandr

    2002-01-01

    Kunstnik ja moeajaloolane oma intervjuust kuulsa baleriini Maia Plissetskajaga (1925), mille ta tegi detsembris Monte-Carlos esilinastuva baleriini portreefilmi jaoks. Telekanali "Arte" filmi stsenarist on Kristian Lvovski ja stsenarist krahvinna Jelizaveta Kapnist

  2. Suhted õpetajatega kui õpilaste koolirõõmu ennustav tegur: eesti ja vene koolide võrdlus = Relationships Between Students and Teachers as a Predictor of School Motivation in Estonia and Russian Schools / Leida Talts, Eva-Maria Kangro, Maia Muldm

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    Talts, Leida, 1943-

    2013-01-01

    Artikkel käsitleb õpilaste ja õpetajate vaheliste suhete seoseid koolirõõmuga. Andmed tuginevad projekti "Aktiivne ja turvaline koolipäev - SAS" raames korraldatud uuringu osale, mis käsitleb õpilaste arvamusi suhete kvaliteedist koolikeskkonnas

  3. Alunos com doenças crónicas e alunos em condição de necessidades educativas especiais versus outros alunos : contributos dos professores para o sucesso académico e vivências escolares dos alunos : estudo descritivo do primeiro ciclo do ensino básico do Agrupamento de Escolas Manuel da Maia

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    Calado, Cláudia Isabel de Sousa, 1971-

    2008-01-01

    Tese de mestrado em Saúde Escolar, apresentada à Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, 2008 A escola é hoje compreendida como um espaço para todas as crianças, onde cada uma tem direito a receber a educação que lhe permita desenvolver-se harmoniosamente, descobrindo e ampliando as suas potencialidades. Para que esse direito possa ser exercido é importante que existam as condições adequadas à aprendizagem. Elaborámos um censo para caracterizar as medidas educativas que o corpo do...

  4. Underwater iceberg geometry

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    Buckley, T. J

    1985-01-01

    ... basis for estimation iceberg draft. Factors affecting performance of an acoustic iceberg mapping system including frequency versus range and resolution, angle of incidence and beam bendering are investigated...

  5. Non-linear electromechanical behaviour of piezoelectric bimorph actuators: influence on performance and lifetime

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    Ende, D.A. van den; Bos, B.; Groen, W.A.

    2009-01-01

    Piezoelectric bimorph bender actuators find application number of areas, ranging from automotive to health care. High voltage operation in harsh environments poses ever more stringent demands on functionality and lifetime. In these high performance benders, the trade-off between functionality and

  6. The kinetic energy contribution U( ρ) to the potential energy in the Hougen-Bunker-Johns Hamiltonian

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    Sarka, K.; Bunker, P. R.

    1987-04-01

    The pseudo potential energy term U( ρ) obtained from the kinetic energy term of the Hougen-Bunker-Johns (HBJ) rotation-vibration Hamiltonian has been obtained in general to order of magnitude κ2Tv. The expression obtained is relatively easy to evaluate and should be used in any semirigid bender or nonrigid bender Hamiltonian that is derived from the HBJ Hamiltonian.

  7. Results on the Slosson Drawing Coordination Test with Appalachian Sheltered Workshop Clients.

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    Rogers, George W., Jr.; Richmond, Bert O.

    Fifty-four clients (13- to 52-years-old) in an Appalachian sheltered workshop were administered the Slosson Drawing Coordination Test (SDCT) and the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test. Twenty-nine Ss were labeled possibly brain damaged by the SDCT, and 17 Ss by the M. Hutt scoring system for the Bender-Gestalt. Two psychologists using all available…

  8. Adaptive Splitting Integrators for Enhancing Sampling Efficiency of Modified Hamiltonian Monte Carlo Methods in Molecular Simulation.

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    Akhmatskaya, Elena; Fernández-Pendás, Mario; Radivojević, Tijana; Sanz-Serna, J M

    2017-10-24

    The modified Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (MHMC) methods, i.e., importance sampling methods that use modified Hamiltonians within a Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) framework, often outperform in sampling efficiency standard techniques such as molecular dynamics (MD) and HMC. The performance of MHMC may be enhanced further through the rational choice of the simulation parameters and by replacing the standard Verlet integrator with more sophisticated splitting algorithms. Unfortunately, it is not easy to identify the appropriate values of the parameters that appear in those algorithms. We propose a technique, that we call MAIA (Modified Adaptive Integration Approach), which, for a given simulation system and a given time step, automatically selects the optimal integrator within a useful family of two-stage splitting formulas. Extended MAIA (or e-MAIA) is an enhanced version of MAIA, which additionally supplies a value of the method-specific parameter that, for the problem under consideration, keeps the momentum acceptance rate at a user-desired level. The MAIA and e-MAIA algorithms have been implemented, with no computational overhead during simulations, in MultiHMC-GROMACS, a modified version of the popular software package GROMACS. Tests performed on well-known molecular models demonstrate the superiority of the suggested approaches over a range of integrators (both standard and recently developed), as well as their capacity to improve the sampling efficiency of GSHMC, a noticeable method for molecular simulation in the MHMC family. GSHMC combined with e-MAIA shows a remarkably good performance when compared to MD and HMC coupled with the appropriate adaptive integrators.

  9. Microperimetric Biofeedback Training Improved Visual Acuity after Successful Macular Hole Surgery

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    Tomoko Ueda-Consolvo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To evaluate the efficacy of setting a preferred retinal locus relocation target (PRT and performing Macular Integrity Assessment (MAIA biofeedback training in patients showing insufficient recovery of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA despite successful closure of an idiopathic macular hole (MH. Methods. Retrospective interventional case series. Nine eyes of 9 consecutive patients with the decimal BCVA of less than 0.6 at more than 3 months after successful MH surgery were included. A PRT was chosen based on MAIA microperimetry and the patients underwent MAIA biofeedback training. BCVA, reading speed, fixation stability, and 63% bivariate contour ellipse area (BCEA were evaluated before and after the training. Statistical analysis was carried out using paired Student’s t-test. Results. PRT was chosen on the nasal side of the closed MH fovea in 8 patients. After the MAIA training, BCVA improved in all patients. The mean logMAR value of BCVA significantly improved from 0.33 to 0.12 (p=0.007. Reading speed improved in all patients (p=0.29, fixation stability improved in 5 patients (p=0.70, and 63% BCEA improved in 7 patients (p=0.21, although these improvements were not statistically significant. Conclusion. MAIA biofeedback training improved visual acuity in patients with insufficient recovery of BCVA after successful MH surgery.

  10. A new genus and species of gall midge (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae associated with Myrcia retorta (Myrtaceae Um novo gênero e espécie de mosquito galhador (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae associados com Myrcia retorta (Myrtaceae

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    Valéria Cid Maia

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Brethesia Maia, new genus and Brethesia myrciae Maia, new species of Cecidomyiidae are described and illustrated (male, female, pupa and gall based on material collected in Minas Gerais (Brazil. This new species induces leaf galls on Myrcia retorta (Myrtaceae.Brethesia myrciae, um novo gênero e espécie de Cecidomyiidae que induz galhas em Myrcia retorta (Myrtaceae são descritos e ilustrados (macho, fêmea, pupa e galha baseados em material coletado em Minas Gerais (Brazil.

  11. University Student and Faculty Opinions on Academic Integrity Are Informed by Social Practices or Personal Values, A Review of: Randall, Ken, Denise G. Bender and Diane M. Montgomery. “Determining the Opinions of Health Sciences Students and Faculty Regarding Academic Integrity.” International Journal for Educational Integrity 3.2 (2007: 27‐40.

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    Matthew Thomas

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective – To understand the opinions of students and faculty in physical therapy (PT and occupational therapy (OT regarding issues of academic integrity such as plagiarism and cheating.Design – Q method (a mixed method of qualitative data collection with application of quantitative methods to facilitate grouping and interpretation.Setting – An urban university‐affiliated health sciences facility in the mid‐western United States.Subjects – Thirty‐three students and five faculty members of ages 21 to 61 years, 30 associated with the physical therapy program and 8 with occupational therapy, including 6 males and 32 females.Methods – Initially, 300 opinion statements for, against, or neutral on the subject of academic integrity were gathered from journal articles, editorials and commentaries, Internet sites, and personal web logs, 36 of which were selected to represent a full spectrum of perspectives on the topic. Participants in the study performed a “Q‐sort” in which they ranked the 36 statements as more‐like or less‐like their own values. A correlation matrix was developed based on the participantsʹ rankings to create “factors” or groups of individuals with similar views. Two such groups were found and interpreted qualitatively to meaningfully describe the differing views of each group. Three participants could not be sorted into either group, being split between the factors. Main Results – Analysis of the two groups, using software specific to the Q method, revealed a good deal of consensus, particularly in being “most unlike” those statements in support of academic dishonesty. The two groups differed primarily in the motivation for academic honesty. Factor one, with 21 individuals, was labeled “Collective Integrity,” (CI being represented by socially oriented statements such as “I believe in being honest, true, virtuous, and in doing good to all people,” or “My goal is to help create a world where all people are treated with fairness, decency, and respect.” Factor two, with 14 individuals, was described as “Personal Integrity,” (PI, and focused on an internal sense of values and self‐modulation, identifying with statements like “Honour means having the courage to make difficult choices and accepting responsibility for actions and their consequences, even at personal cost.” There were also some demographic patterns in the results. Twenty of the 31 students, 20 of the 29 females, and 17 of the 25 participants aged 30 and under were in the CI group, while 3 of the 4 faculty were in PI. Males, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and those over the age of 30 did not belong clearly to one or the other group, having close to equal numbers in both.Conclusion – Given the two factors, CI and PI, this sample of OT and PT students and faculty can be seen to make academic decisions based on either what they believe society deems correct or what their own internal values tell them. The discovery that more females, students, and those 30 and under were associated with CI resonates with the some key claims in the literature, such as that younger individuals tend to have a more social outlook on academic integrity, or that womenʹs ethic of care is often focused on connections among people. Most importantly, students and faculty appear to share a notable degree of common ground as it relates to their opinions on academic integrity. Additional exploration and the continued use and development of policies promoting academic integrity is called for.

  12. Johan Kõpu pärand on mitmekülgne / Peep Pillak

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    Pillak, Peep

    2008-01-01

    rets. rmt.: Rohtmets, Priit. Rektor Johan Kõpp / toimetaja Mart Orav; resümeede tõlge: saksa keelde Reet Bender, inglise keelde Saskia Kangro, vene keelde A & A Lingua; kujundus Kalle Toompere. Tallinn : Aasta Raamat, 2007. 144 lk.

  13. Kontsentreeritud sööda kogus kitsede söödaratsioonis : rohkem piima või parem kvaliteet?

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    Allikas: Sporkmann, K., Bender, S., Ude, G., Georg, H., Rahmann, G. 2012. "Feed less Food": Low input strategy results in better milk quality inorganic dairy goats. Agriculture and Forestry Research, Special Issue N 362

  14. Vene teatri interjööride restaureerimine ja sisekujundus : Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn = Renovation and redesign of the Russian Theatre interiors : Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn

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    Sisekujundajad Aivar Oja, Riin Luuk (ajalooline osa) ja Piret Bender (uus osa). Siseviimistluse, maalingute ja valgustite restaureerimine ja konserveerimine: KAR GruppS. Juurdeehitise arhitekt Ra Luhse. 5 värv. vaadet

  15. Kids' Quest: Vision Impairment

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    ... the top American at the 2002 New York City Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 27 ... was blind. Explaining Blindness Authors: Lionel Bender Publisher: Smart Apple Media (August 2009) Reading Level: Ages 9- ...

  16. Complexification of three potential models – II

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    Corresponding author. E-mail: debnathmeyur@yahoo.co.in. MS received 19 December 2007; ..... The authors are grateful to the referee for constructive suggestions. References. [1] C M Bender and S Boettcher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 5243 (1998).

  17. How Adequate is the Concept of Perceptual Deficit for Education?

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    Zach, Lillian; Kaufman, Judith

    1972-01-01

    Performances on the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test and on a visual discrimination task using the same forms were found not to be related. Implication for identification of perceptual deficiencies and subsequent perceptual training are discussed. (KW)

  18. Characterization of the Pathological and Biochemical Markers that Correlate to the Clinical Features of Autism

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    2012-10-01

    Melatonin Drowning 1638 Autism ADIR 20.8 F 50 Zoloft, Zyprexa, Mellaril, Depoprovera Seizure-related 5027 Autism WISC-R, Bender- Gestalt 38.0 M 26 Respirdal...months 35 a: Higher score represents better function. According to the medical histories for UMB-4231 and UMB-5027, the donors had psychological ...hyperactivity disorder Zoloft, Zyprexa, Mellaril, Depoprovera Seizure-related 5027 Autism WISC-R, Bender- Gestalt 38.0 M 26 No Respirdal, Luvox

  19. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 15, No 41 (2016)

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    SIM2PeD– Intelligent monitoring system for prevention of diabetic foot · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Rodrigo Medeiros, Cicília Raquel Maia Leite, Suélia de Siqueira Rodrigues Fleury Rosa, Marina Pinheiro, Luísiane de Ávila Santana, Jane Dulius ...

  20. Sovhoos sinus eneses / Mari Sobolev

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    Sobolev, Mari, 1968-

    2001-01-01

    9.-11. VIII Moostes toimunud Evelyn Müürsepa ja Maia Mölleri korraldatud kultuurisündmusest "Postsovkhoz City & Postsovkhoz Person", mis püüdis praeguses eesti külas toimuvat lahti mõtestada. Esinejatest, ettekannetest, kunstinäitustest

  1. Investigação de associação das variantes do nucleotideo-116 do gene BCHE da butirilcolinesterase em diabete melito tipo 1 /

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    Oliveira, Lisangela Cristina

    2006-01-01

    Orientadora : Cyntia M. Telles Fadel-Picheth Co-orientadora : Eleidi A. Chautard-Freire-Maia Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências da Saúde, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas. Defesa: Curitiba, 2006 Inclui bibliografia

  2. The Importance of Corpora in Translation Studies: A Practical Case

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    Bermúdez Bausela, Montserrat

    2016-01-01

    This paper deals with the use of corpora in Translation Studies, particularly with the so-called "'ad hoc' corpus" or "translator's corpus" as a working tool both in the classroom and for the professional translator. We believe that corpora are an inestimable source not only for terminology and phraseology extraction (cf. Maia,…

  3. Evaluation of four methods for platelet compatibility testing

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    McFarland, J.G.; Aster, R.H.

    1987-01-01

    Four platelet compatibility assays were performed on serum and platelet or lymphocyte samples from 38 closely HLA-matched donor/recipient pairs involved in 55 single-donor platelet transfusions. The 22 patients studied were refractory to transfusions of pooled random-donor platelets. Of the four assays (platelet suspension immunofluorescence, PSIFT; 51 Cr release; microlymphocytotoxicity; and a monoclonal anti-IgG assay, MAIA), the MAIA was most predictive of platelet transfusion outcome (predictability, 74% for one-hour posttransfusion platelet recovery and 76% for 24-hour recovery). The only other assay to reach statistical significance was the PSIFT (63% predictability for one-hour posttransfusion recovery). The degree of HLA compatibility between donor and recipient (exact matches v those utilizing cross-reactive associations) was unrelated to the ability of the MAIA to predict transfusion results. The MAIA may be capable of differentiating HLA antibodies, ABO antibodies, and platelet-specific antibodies responsible for failure of HLA-matched and selectively mismatched single-donor platelet transfusions

  4. Diversité avifaunique de la forêt classée de la Besso, Sud-Est de la ...

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    informations servent à influencer les politiques et les décisions pour parvenir à une gestion durable. (Maia, 2005 ). La Société INPROBOIS a choisi de. Article original ..... spécifique et apporte une contribution significative à la connaissance de l'avifaune de ce massif forestier en pleine réhabilitation. Cette augmentation du ...

  5. Eesti Vabaõhumuuseumi külastuskeskus - ennistuskoda Kanut - Tallinna muuseumide ühishoidla arhitektuurne ideevõistlus = Estonian Open Air Museum Visitor Centre - Kanut Restoration Centre - Joint Depository for Tallinn museums : an Idea Competitio

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    Põdra, Laila, 1967-

    2007-01-01

    Ideekonkursi eesmärgist, I preemia pälvinud tööst "Raudjas" (autorid: Siiri Vallner, Imdrek Peil), ostupreemia pälvinud töödest "Leevike" (autor AB Kosmos: Ott Kadarik, Mihkel Tüür, Villem Tomiste) ja "Vurr" (autorid: Leena Torim, Maia Tüür, Veronika Valk)

  6. Homme kell 13 avatakse Y-galerii hoovis linnafestivali "Eclectica" raames...

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    2004-01-01

    Performance'ikunsti ja kunstipärase rokkmuusika ühisfestival "In/Out". Esinevad Tartu Popi & Roki Instituut, Maris Palgi, Eva Orav, Kaie Luik, Maia Möller, Trikotaaž, Enn Tegova, Ruumi Trummid, Fashist Lendas Üle ja Avangard (Sandra Jõgeva & Margus Tamm). Festival päädib Erkki Hüva LP "Varjust rambini" esitlusega

  7. INVENTORY OF ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECTS - PUBLISHED ON THE OFFICE OF WATER WEB PAGE

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    USEPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory working jointly with the Office of Water, has developed an Internet-accessible database of ecosystem restoration projects within the Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment (MAIA) region. This article informs project owners of the i...

  8. Um olhar, uma sentença

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    Sérgio Medeiros

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Em seu conto “La escritura del dios”, o escritor argentino Jorge Luis Borges descreve uma visão mística de um sacerdote maia que redescobre suas raízes religiosas nativas. O artigo discute a natureza de sua experiência mística.

  9. Naine : masin või loom? / Maris Palgi

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    Palgi, Maris

    2007-01-01

    Eero Taltsi, Margus Kiisi, Maia Mölleri, Kaie Luige, Eva Orava ja Maris Palgi projektist "Maine-loom, naine-masin", mida tutvustati 2006. a. Moostes üritusel "Postsovkhoz 6", 2007. a. jaanuaris-veebruaris Tartu Kunstimajas ja Tartu Tampere Majas. Näitused avati E. Taltsi ja M. Kiisi loeng-performance'itega

  10. Postsovkhoz ئ kuidas ühendada küla ja kultuur / Margus Kiis

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    Kiis, Margus

    2001-01-01

    9.-11. VIII Moostes toimunud Evelyn Müürsepa ja Maia Mölleri korraldatud kompleksüritusest ehk mõtte- ja keskkonnakunsti talgutest "Postsovkhoz City & Postsovkhoz Person", mis püüdis praeguses eesti külas toimuvat lahti mõtestada. Esinejatest, ettekannetest, kunstinäitustest

  11. Assessing the Impacts of Forests on Human Welfare: Prelimnary Results from the Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessement

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    D. Evan Mercer; P.B. Aruna

    2000-01-01

    Abstract. This paper presents results from the first phase of the socio-economic assessment of forest ecosystems in the Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment (MAIA). First, we present results of the analysis of changes in the distribution of human population and forest land use in the region. Then, trends in wood products employment and income between...

  12. Migração internacional de trabalho qualificado e o fenômeno do brain drain no Brasil

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    FARIA, Bruna Maia de

    2008-01-01

    Maia de Faria, Bruna; Barrantes Hidalgo, Álvaro. Migração internacional de trabalho qualificado e o fenômeno do brain drain no Brasil. 2008. Dissertação (Mestrado). Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, 2008.

  13. 27. XI esitles Kanuti gildi saalis Mooste avatud ateljee MOKS video-, heli- ja tegevuskunstiprogrammi "Põhi silmab kagu"...

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    2003-01-01

    Esinesid MOKSiga seotud kunstnikud ja rühmitused: John Grzinich, OPA: Slobodanka Stevceska, Denis Saraginovski (Obsessive Possessive Aggression, Makedoonia), Kaarel Vulla, Irene Roos, Jane Remm, OMP: maalikunstnikud Maris Palgi, Eva Orav ja ajakirjanik Maia Möller, Pink Punk: Kristin Kalamees, Margus Tamm, Sandra Jõgeva

  14. Moostes taas mõtte- ja kunstitalgud

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    2002-01-01

    17. ja 18. VIII lõpetatakse Moostes teised "Postsovkhozi" mõtte- ja keskkonnakunsti talgud "Kihid". Organiseerijad Evelyn Müürsepp ja Maia Möller. Moostes nädal aega elanud ja loonud kunstnikud. Seminari kavast, esinejatest, filmiprogrammist

  15. Self-reported interoceptive awareness in primary care patients with past or current low back pain.

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    Mehling, Wolf E; Daubenmier, Jennifer; Price, Cynthia J; Acree, Mike; Bartmess, Elizabeth; Stewart, Anita L

    2013-01-01

    Mind-body interactions play a major role in the prognosis of chronic pain, and mind-body therapies such as meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, and Feldenkrais presumably provide benefits for pain patients. The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) scales, designed to measure key aspects of mind-body interaction, were developed and validated with individuals practicing mind-body therapies, but have never been used in pain patients. We administered the MAIA to primary care patients with past or current low back pain and explored differences in the performance of the MAIA scales between this and the original validation sample. We compared scale means, exploratory item cluster and confirmatory factor analyses, scale-scale correlations, and internal-consistency reliability between the two samples and explored correlations with validity measures. Responses were analyzed from 435 patients, of whom 40% reported current pain. Cross-sectional comparison between the two groups showed marked differences in eight aspects of interoceptive awareness. Factor and cluster analyses generally confirmed the conceptual model with its eight dimensions in a pain population. Correlations with validity measures were in the expected direction. Internal-consistency reliability was good for six of eight MAIA scales. We provided specific suggestions for their further development. Self-reported aspects of interoceptive awareness differ between primary care patients with past or current low back pain and mind-body trained individuals, suggesting further research is warranted on the question whether mind-body therapies can alter interoceptive attentional styles with pain. The MAIA may be useful in assessing changes in aspects of interoceptive awareness and in exploring the mechanism of action in trials of mind-body interventions in pain patients.

  16. Designing and commissioning of a prototype double Laue monochromator at CHESS

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    Ko, J Y Peter; Oswald, Benjamin B; Savino, James J; Pauling, Alan K; Lyndaker, Aaron; Revesz, Peter; Miller, Matthew P; Brock, Joel D

    2014-01-01

    High-energy X-rays are efficiently focused sagittally by a set of asymmetric Laue (transmission) crystals. We designed, built and commissioned a prototype double Laue monochromator ((111) reflection in Si(100)) optimized for high-energy X-rays (30-60 keV). Here, we report our design of novel prototype sagittal bender and highlight results from recent characterization experiments. The design of the bender combines the tuneable bending control afforded by previous leaf-spring designs with the stability and small size of a four-bar bender. The prototype monochromator focuses a 25 mm-wide white beam incident on the first monochromator crystal to a monochromatized 0.6 mm beam waist in the experimental station. Compared to the flux in the same focal spot with the Bragg crystal (without focusing), the prototype Laue monochromator delivered 85 times more at 30 keV.

  17. Perceptual-motor functioning in children with phenylketonuria.

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    Koff, E; Boyle, P; Pueschel, S M

    1977-10-01

    Children with treated phenylketonuria (PKU) have been described as being at high risk for perceptual-motor dysfunction. In this study, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and the Bender Gestalt test were administered to 19 school age children with treated PKU and of average intelligence who have been off diet from five months to six years four months. Perceptual-motor performance was evaluated, and school functioning was rated by classroom teachers. Substantial impairment of perceptual-motor functioning as measured by the Bender Gestalt test and lower WISC performance IQs than verbal IQs were observed in children of average intelligence. Quality of dietary control was found to be associated with performance on the Bender Gestalt test. These findings suggest the possibility of a specific deficit that could seriously interfere with academic progress, but which is not signalled by obvious impairment of overall intellectual functioning.

  18. Quantum-Carnot engine for particle confined to 2D symmetric potential well

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    Belfaqih, Idrus Husin; Sutantyo, Trengginas Eka Putra; Prayitno, T. B.; Sulaksono, Anto

    2015-01-01

    Carnot model of heat engine is the most efficient cycle consisting of isothermal and adiabatic processes which are reversible. Although ideal gas usually used as a working fluid in the Carnot engine, Bender used quantum particle confined in 1D potential well as a working fluid. In this paper, by following Bender we generalize the situation to 2D symmetric potential well. The efficiency is express as the ratio of the initial length of the system to the final length of the compressed system. The result then is shown that for the same ratio, 2D potential well is more efficient than 1D potential well

  19. Quantum-Carnot engine for particle confined to 2D symmetric potential well

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    Belfaqih, Idrus Husin, E-mail: idrushusin21@gmail.com; Sutantyo, Trengginas Eka Putra, E-mail: trengginas.eka@gmail.com; Prayitno, T. B., E-mail: teguh-budi@unj.ac.id [Department of Physics, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jl. Pemuda Rawamangun, Jakarta Timur, 13220 (Indonesia); Sulaksono, Anto, E-mail: anto.sulaksono@sci.ui.ac.id [Department of Physics, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Jawa Barat, 164242 (Indonesia)

    2015-09-30

    Carnot model of heat engine is the most efficient cycle consisting of isothermal and adiabatic processes which are reversible. Although ideal gas usually used as a working fluid in the Carnot engine, Bender used quantum particle confined in 1D potential well as a working fluid. In this paper, by following Bender we generalize the situation to 2D symmetric potential well. The efficiency is express as the ratio of the initial length of the system to the final length of the compressed system. The result then is shown that for the same ratio, 2D potential well is more efficient than 1D potential well.

  20. Risk Factor Frequency for Learning Disabilities in Low Socioeconomic Level Preschool Children in Mexico City

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    Zambrano-Sánchez, Elizabeth; Martínez-Wbaldo, María del Consuelo; Poblano, Adrián

    2010-01-01

    The objective was to identify the frequency of risk factors for Learning Disabilities (LD) in low socioeconomic level children in Mexico City. We studied children by means of: Wechsler, Bender-Gestalt, and Human drawing tests. Average age of male subjects was 5.6±0.9 years, while that of the female group was 5.4±0.5 years. In male subjects, average Total intelligence quotient (T-IQ) score was 98±12.2 while, in the female group, this was 99±12.2. On the Bender-Gestalt test, male subjects had a...

  1. Black Paul: a soul music no Brasil nos anos 1970

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    Paiva, Carlos Eduardo Amaral de [UNESP

    2015-01-01

    This thesis investigates the acclimatisation of soul music genres in Brazil in the 70's by the analysing the songs of important black musicians of the era: Tim Maia, Jorge Ben and Tony Tornado as well as the movement called Black Rio. We suggest an inflection on the formation of the black identity in the country that represented the emergence of a black structure of feelings in transnational levels. This structure of feelings is chacacterised by its ethinic affirmation and its internationalis...

  2. Evaluation of MSW management practices in Portugal using Life Cycle Assessment

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    Xará, Susana; Almeida, Manuel Fonseca; Silva, Margarida; Costa, Carlos

    2005-01-01

    This paper describes a case study where the evolution of MSW management practices for three municipalities in Portugal were analyzed using the Life Cycle Assessment technique. This evolution was mainly due to legislative pressures that led to changes in MSW collection and treatment or disposal systems implemented between 1990 and 2000. The municipalities participating in the study were Porto, Maia and Gondomar, all part of LIPOR, the intermunicipal entity responsible for the...

  3. AMONG EMBROIDERIES, JEWELS AND JASMIN PERFUME: FASHION ACCORDING TO EÇA DE QUEIRÓS

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    Monica Figueiredo

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available From reading of The Maias, we intend to analyze images that have been created by the fictional discourse of Eça de Queirós, based on the barthesian concept that all “written clothing” is built in view of a signification. In this romance, clothes and its garment subscribe a critical discourse that reconsiders social, historical, and psychological relationships experienced by the reality of nineteenth-century.

  4. Utilization of Image Intensifiers in Astronomy

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present the properties of image intensifiers, used together with fast TV cameras for astronomical purposes within the MAIA project(Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyser, primarily focused on observing meteoric events with high time resolution. The main objective of our paper is to evaluate the suitability of these devices for astronomical purposes in terms of noise, temporal and spectral analysis.

  5. Effects of Maternal Pb Poisoning during Pregnancy on the ...

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    Sala, MA; Komesu, MC; Lopes, RA; Maia Campos, G. (1994). Karyometric study of basal cell carcinoma. Braz Dental J 5: 11-14. Sala, MA; Lopes, RA; Matheus, M (1992). Método morfométrico para análisis cuantitativo de los tejidos. Arch Fac Med Zaragoza 32: 29-31. Sanín, LH; Gonzáles-Cossío, T; Romieu, I; Hernández-.

  6. Uniting Satellite Data With Health Records to Address the Societal Impacts of Particulate Air Pollution: NASA's Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols

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    Nastan, A.; Diner, D. J.

    2017-12-01

    Epidemiological studies have demonstrated convincingly that airborne particulate matter has a major impact on human health, particularly in urban areas. However, providing an accurate picture of the health effects of various particle mixtures — distinguished by size, shape, and composition — is difficult due to the constraints of currently available measurement tools and the heterogeneity of atmospheric chemistry and human activities over space and time. The Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) investigation, currently in development as part of NASA's Earth Venture Instrument Program, will address this issue through a powerful combination of technologies and informatics. Atmospheric measurements collected by the MAIA satellite instrument featuring multiangle and innovative polarimetric imaging capabilities will be combined with available ground monitor data and a chemical transport model to produce maps of speciated particulate matter at 1 km spatial resolution for a selected set of globally distributed cities. The MAIA investigation is also original in integrating data providers (atmospheric scientists), data users (epidemiologists), and stakeholders (public health experts) into a multidisciplinary science team that will tailor the observation and analysis strategy within each target area to improve our understanding of the linkages between different particle types and adverse human health outcomes.

  7. Correlation of structure and function of the macula in patients with retinitis pigmentosa.

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    Battu, R; Khanna, A; Hegde, B; Berendschot, T T J M; Grover, S; Schouten, J S A G

    2015-07-01

    To correlate the structure of the macula, as measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and function, as measured by microperimetry (MAIA) in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and relatively good visual acuity. Prospective, cross-sectional, non-intervention study. Patients with RP. Thirty patients with RP and good central visual acuity were identified. Each patient underwent SD-OCT of the macula and microperimetry. The images were overlaid using the custom-designed software. The retinal sensitivity by microperimetry was correlated with corresponding retinal thickness, as measured by the SD-OCT. ELM, COST, and IS/OS junction were scored as intact, disrupted, or absent. Comparing the retinal sensitivity on the MAIA with various measurements on the SD-OCT. The retinal sensitivity on the MAIA showed a significant correlation with total retinal thickness and outer retinal thickness on the SD-OCT. There was no association with either the inner retinal thickness or the choroidal thickness. ORT showed a statistically significant correlation with the anatomical classification of ELM (r=-0.76, Pmacula in patients with RP. These studies are important to establish surrogate markers that can be used as end points for various tests in future therapeutic clinical trials.

  8. Self-reported interoceptive awareness in primary care patients with past or current low back pain

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Wolf E Mehling,1,2 Jennifer Daubenmier,1,3 Cynthia J Price,5 Mike Acree,1 Elizabeth Bartmess,1 Anita L Stewart41Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 2Department of Family and Community Medicine, 3Department of Medicine, 4School of Nursing, Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 5School of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USABackground: Mind–body interactions play a major role in the prognosis of chronic pain, and mind–body therapies such as meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, and Feldenkrais presumably provide benefits for pain patients. The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA scales, designed to measure key aspects of mind–body interaction, were developed and validated with individuals practicing mind–body therapies, but have never been used in pain patients.Methods: We administered the MAIA to primary care patients with past or current low back pain and explored differences in the performance of the MAIA scales between this and the original validation sample. We compared scale means, exploratory item cluster and confirmatory factor analyses, scale–scale correlations, and internal-consistency reliability between the two samples and explored correlations with validity measures.Results: Responses were analyzed from 435 patients, of whom 40% reported current pain. Cross-sectional comparison between the two groups showed marked differences in eight aspects of interoceptive awareness. Factor and cluster analyses generally confirmed the conceptual model with its eight dimensions in a pain population. Correlations with validity measures were in the expected direction. Internal-consistency reliability was good for six of eight MAIA scales. We provided specific suggestions for their further development.Conclusion: Self-reported aspects of interoceptive awareness differ between primary care patients with past or current

  9. Polynomial solutions of nonlinear integral equations

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    Dominici, Diego [Department of Mathematics, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr. Suite 9, New Paltz, NY 12561-2443 (United States)], E-mail: dominicd@newpaltz.edu

    2009-05-22

    We analyze the polynomial solutions of a nonlinear integral equation, generalizing the work of Bender and Ben-Naim (2007 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 F9, 2008 J. Nonlinear Math. Phys. 15 (Suppl. 3) 73). We show that, in some cases, an orthogonal solution exists and we give its general form in terms of kernel polynomials.

  10. Kinoteater tuleb tagasi / Harry Liivrand, Karin Paulus

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    Liivrand, Harry, 1961-

    2006-01-01

    Tallinnas Vabaduse väljaku ääres asuvast renoveeritud kino Gloria Palace'i ehk Vene Teatri hoonest (arhitekt Fridrihs Skujinsh, fassaadireljeefide autor Jaan Koort). Renoveerimist juhtisid arhitekt Ra Luhse, sisearhitektid Aivar Oja, Riin Luuk ja Piret Bender ning sisekujundaja Margus Sulengo

  11. Spectra of PT -symmetric Hamiltonians on tobogganic contours

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    The term PT -symmetric quantum mechanics, although defined to be of a much broader use, was coined in tight connection with C. Bender's analysis of one- ... on the other hand, the other members of the family were strange Hamiltonians with imaginary potentials which do not appear physical at all. The aim of the.

  12. PYTHON-based Physics Analysis Environment for LHCb

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    Belyaev, I; Mato, P; Barrand, G; Tsaregorodtsev, A; de Oliveira, E; Tsaregorodtsev, A Yu; De Oliveira, E

    2004-01-01

    BENDER is the PYTHON based physics analysis application for LHCb. It combines the best features of the underlying GAUDI software architecture with the flexibility of the PYTHON scripting language and provides end-users with a friendly physics analysis oriented environment.

  13. Reading as Evocation: Engaging the Novel in Phenomenological ...

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    In this paper I propose ways of engaging the field of phenomenological psychology in this dialectical relationship of literature and psychotherapy. By using as a case study a recent experience of teaching Aimee Bender's (2000) novel An Invisible Sign of My Own in an interdisciplinary seminar on literature and psychology, ...

  14. Government Information: An Endangered Resource of the Electronic Age. Proceedings of the Annual State-of-the-Art Institute (1st, Washington, DC, October 19-22, 1986).

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    These proceedings contain edited versions of 14 papers on government information and its relation to the library and information community that were presented at a state-of-the-art institute sponsored by the Special Library Association (SLA). Following a foreword by Steve Bell of ABC News and an introduction by David R. Bender of the SLA, papers…

  15. A K Poswal

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. A K Poswal. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 29 Issue 5 October 2004 pp 545-557. Design, fabrication and testing of elliptical crystal bender for the EXAFS beam-line at INDUS-II synchrotron source · N C Das S N Jha D Bhattacharyya A K Poswal A K Sinha V K Mishra · More Details Abstract ...

  16. Advances in neutron tomography

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    much improved test experiments using polarized neutrons for radiographic imaging. For this purpose the CONRAD instrument of the HMI was equipped with polarizing and analysing benders very similar to conventional scattering experiments using polarized neu- trons. Magnetic fields in different coils and in samples ...

  17. 77 FR 3590 - Covered Securities of Bats Exchange, Inc.

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    2012-01-25

    ... Registration, Securities Law Techniques (Matthew Bender ed., 2011). Typical elements of merit review include... competition is brand name.\\81\\ Issuers place high value on being listed on certain exchanges because investors... exchanges can charge, above a competitor's price, because of its brand name). In addition to brand name...

  18. Simulation of temperature distribution by finite element analysis on ...

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    The EXAFS method is a powerful structure determination technique that can be applied to any type of material, e.g. ... White synchrotron radiation from the source (S0) is made incident on the crystal and gets spatially dispersed in ... the 2θ arm. The most critical mechanical component of the beamline is the crystal bender, ...

  19. Lightening the Load

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    2007-09-09

    members require medical attention or can recover through interim rest cycles and nutrition alone or temporary restriction to limited duty. The...Nutritional Biochemist CALL Overview and Lessons Learned Process Center for Army Lessons Learned Liaison Officer Mr. Bill Bender, Staff Marine

  20. Interrelationships of Psychopathology and Adience-Abience on the HABGT

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    Hutt, Max L.; Miller, Lawrence J.

    1976-01-01

    Explores the interrelationships of two measures, based on the Hutt Adaptation of the Bender Gestalt Test (HABGT), of psychopathology and of perceptual adience-abience with two different populations: hospitalized schizoprenics and out patient psychotherapy patients. Schizophrenics were found to be higher in severity of psychopathology and lower in…

  1. An Examination of Three Tests of Visual-Motor Integration.

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    Aylward, Elizabeth H.; Schmidt, Steven

    1986-01-01

    Kindergarten children (N=103) were administered three tests of visual-motor integration: Bender Gestalt Test, Beery Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration and Geometric Design subtest of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence. Issues discussed include interscorer reliabilities, correlations among scores, correlations…

  2. chemical composition and sensory acceptability of partially ...

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    ravioli and spaghetti (David and Bender, 2006). It is one of the most common sources of carbohydrate in a diet. Production and consumption of pasta products vary depending on the region of the world and culinary .... determined using a graduated flexible tape. Sensory evaluation. Sensory evaluation was carried out by a ...

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    juxtaposed with the Neogene-Quaternary volcanic line. One other ophiolite belt is located further east and occurs along Myitkyina-Bhamo. Geological details of these ophiolite belts in Burma are not well known (Bender 1983). Further south the central. Burma ophiolite belt follows the chain of volcanoes in Sumatra-Java and ...

  4. Level crossings in complex two-dimensional potentials

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    , Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 947 (2007), arXiv:hep-th/0703096. [3] C M Bender, G V Dunne, P N Meisinger and M S.ims.ek, Phys. Lett. A281, 311 (2001). [4] A Nanayakkara and C Abayaratne, Phys. Lett. A303, 243 (2002). [5] A Nanayakkara, Phys.

  5. Polynomial solutions of nonlinear integral equations

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    Dominici, Diego

    2009-01-01

    We analyze the polynomial solutions of a nonlinear integral equation, generalizing the work of Bender and Ben-Naim (2007 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 F9, 2008 J. Nonlinear Math. Phys. 15 (Suppl. 3) 73). We show that, in some cases, an orthogonal solution exists and we give its general form in terms of kernel polynomials

  6. The Challenge of Ethical Liberalism to Jewish Education in the 21st Century

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    Alexander, Hanan

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the author's response to "Reinventing Jewish Education for the 21st Century" by Jonathan Woocher. The author agrees with Jonathan Woocher that American Jewish education in the 21st century requires change no less comprehensive than that initiated by Samson Benderly and his students around a century ago, and that this should…

  7. Targeting Histone Abnormality in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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    2016-08-01

    Bethesda, MD 11 th Annual Advances in Cancer Treatment Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY Recent Advances in the...California Cancer Consortium study. Clin Cancer Res 2008; 14: 7138–7142. 40 Modesitt SC, Sill M, Hoffman JS, Bender DP. A phase II study of vorinostat in the

  8. 76 FR 19468 - Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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    2011-04-07

    ... Hills, CA.... February 14, 2010. Applications, WellPoint Co., BC of CA, Leased Workers Bender, etc. 75...; Leased Workers from All Star Staffing. 75,309 Dallas Group of America, Jefferson February 14, 2010. Inc... No. Subject firm Location Impact date 75,259 Four Star Plastics..... Richmond, KY February 11, 2010...

  9. History of Agricultural Education in America: The Great Individuals and Events.

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    Camp, William G.; Crunkilton, John R.

    1985-01-01

    A study was conducted to identify the greatest individuals and events in the history of the profession of agriculture education. A panel of members of the profession was used to generate the lists. Individuals included Ralph Bender and Clarence Bundy. Events included the Smith-Hughes Act and the establishment of Future Farmers of America. (CT)

  10. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Carl M Bender1 Joshua Feinberg2 Daniel W Hook3 David J Weir3. Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA; Department of Physics, University of Haifa at Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel and Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel; Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, ...

  11. sediment of a mangrove forest partly affected by sewage wastes

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    Bird MI, Haberle S and Chivas AR 1994 The effect of altitude on the carbon- isotope composition of forest and grassland soils from Papua. New Guinea. Global Biogeoehem. Cycles 8: 13—22. Black CC and Bender MM 1976 513C values in marine organisms from the. Great Barrier Reef. Australian J. Plant Physiol. 3: 2532.

  12. Complexification of three potential models – II

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    . [1–10]. Few years ago, Bender and others [1,2,4,9] have looked at several complex potentials with PT symmetry and have shown that the energy eigenvalues are real when PT symmetry is unbroken, whereas they come in complex conjugate ...

  13. BOOK REVIEW: ARE YOU AN ADVOCATE, TACIT SUPPORTER, CRITICAL SKEPTIC, OR SILENT SKEPTIC?

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    "Silent Sperm," "You're not half the man your grandfather was," "Assault on the Male," "Gender Benders,"-perhaps no other public health concern has given rise to the number of memorable sound bites than has the issue of whether environmental contaminants are causing adverse healt...

  14. International Advisory Committee R Balasubramanian, The Institute ...

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    R Balasubramanian, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India. Srikumar Banerjee, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. Mustansir Barma, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. Carl M Bender, University of Washington, St Louis, USA. Emanuela Caliceti, University of Bologna, Italy.

  15. Classical and quantum mechanics of complex Hamiltonian systems

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    Certain aspects of classical and quantum mechanics of complex Hamiltonian systems in one dimension investigated within the framework of an extended complex phase space approach, characterized by the transformation = 1 + 2, = 1 + 2, are revisited. It is argued that Carl Bender inducted P T symmetry in ...

  16. Higher Capacity, Improved Conductive Matrix VB2/Air Batteries (Postprint)

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    2016-02-18

    carbon black (TIMCAL C-NERGY SUPER C65), and KOH pellets (Alfa Aesar). PowerOne P675 batteries were used as a test bed for electrode fabri- cation...S. F. Bender, J. W. Cretzmeyer, and T. F. Reise, Chapt. 13 in Handbook of Batteries, 3rd edition, D. Linden and T. B. Reddy, Eds, McGraw-Hill, New

  17. Mouths Wide Shut: Gender-Quiet Teenage Males on Gender-Bending, Gender-Passing and Masculinities

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    Davidson, Samuel M.

    2009-01-01

    Through individual narratives, three adolescent males of colour reflect on their fluid masculinities in relation to ethnicity, spirituality and sexuality. The self-described gender benders examine their complex relationships and hybrid identities, which cross the various boundaries of heteronormativity routinely legitimatised through peer norms…

  18. Correction to: The effects of the calcium-magnesium-bicarbonate content in thermal mineral water on chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled follow-up study

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    Gáti, Tamás; Tefner, Ildikó Katalin; Kovács, Lajos; Hodosi, Katalin; Bender, Tamás

    2018-02-01

    The original article mistakenly displays each set of author names in the wrong order, i.e., first names as last names and vice versa. The author correct names are: Tamás Gáti, Ildikó Katalin Tefner, Lajos Kovács, Katalin Hodosi, Tamás Bender. The original article has been corrected.

  19. Smaller Satellite Operations Near Geostationary Orbit

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    2007-09-01

    Bender. “DARPA kickstarts R&D on sensors, space robotics.” Jane’s Defence Weekly. Horley: Nov 10, 1999. Vol. 032, Iss. 019, 1 17 Robert Wall. “Darpa...Bryan. “DARPA kickstarts R&D on sensors, space robotics.” Jane’s Defence Weekly Horley Vol. 032, Iss. 019 (10 November, 1999): 1. Bezlova

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    Items 1 - 50 of 181 ... Vol 28, No 3 (2010), An analysis of family-school collaboration in preventing adolescent violence in urban secondary schools, Abstract. CJ Gerda Bender ... Vol 28, No 2 (2010), Balance in academic leadership: Voices of women from Turkey and the United States of America (US), Abstract. O Hacifazlioğlu.

  1. Classical and quantum mechanics of complex Hamiltonian systems ...

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    Certain aspects of classical and quantum mechanics of complex Hamiltonian systems in one dimension investigated within the framework of an extended complex phase space approach, characterized by the transformation = 1 + 2, = 1 + 2, are revisited. It is argued that Carl Bender inducted P T symmetry in ...

  2. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)/Frigate Program: Background and Issues for Congress

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    2015-12-22

    Mission Packages ................................................................................................................ 5 Manning and Deployment...Henderson, Western Australia, and Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Company of Mobile, AL, with Austal Limited as the majority owner. Navy Littoral Combat Ship...replacing. 7 Manning and Deployment Reduced-Size Crew The baseline LCS employs automation to achieve a reduced-sized core crew (i.e., sea frame

  3. Effects of Alcohol Fuels on Engine Wear.

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    1980-10-01

    US ARMY MATERIAL DEVEL&READINESS ATTN DRSAT-LEM (MR MENKE) 1 COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL 61299 ATTN: DRCLDC (MR BENDER) 1 DRCMM-SP (LTC O’CONNER) 1...BRANCH 2 MR. J.D. TOSH 1 FEDERAL AVIATION ADMIN POST OFFICE DRAWER 28510 2100 2ND ST SW 6220 CULEBRA ROAD WASHINGTON DC 20590 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78284

  4. In-beam background suppression shield

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    Santoro, V.; Cai, Xiao Xiao; DiJulio, D. D.

    2015-01-01

    , which do not use a bender to help mitigate the fast neutron background, are the most challenging. For these beam lines we propose the innovative shielding of placing blocks of material directly into the guide system, which allow a minimum attenuation of the cold and thermal fluxes relative...

  5. Behaviour of Magnetoacoustic Waves in the Neighbourhood of a ...

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    of the fast wave along the separatrices leading to a deformation of the wave morphology. Key words. Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)—waves—magnetic fields—. Sun: atmosphere—corona. 1. ...... Bender, C. M., Orszag, S. A. 1978, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and. Engineers, McGraw-Hill Book Company.

  6. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. Avadh Saxena. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 73 Issue 2 August 2009 pp 375-385. Compactons in P T -symmetric generalized Korteweg–de Vries equations · Carl M Bender Fred Cooper Avinash Khare Bogdan Mihaila Avadh Saxena · More Details ...

  7. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Vol 18, No 2 (2006)

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    Utility of the Koppitz norms for the Bender Gestalt Test performance of a group of Sesotho-speaking children · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL ... Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care by Alec Grant, Jem Mills, Ronan Mulhern and Nigel Short · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT

  8. VMI-VI and BG-II KOPPITZ-2 for Youth with HFASDs and Typical Youth

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    McDonald, Christin A.; Volker, Martin A.; Lopata, Christopher; Toomey, Jennifer A.; Thomeer, Marcus L.; Lee, Gloria K.; Lipinski, Alanna M.; Dua, Elissa H.; Schiavo, Audrey M.; Bain, Fabienne; Nelson, Andrew T.

    2014-01-01

    The visual-motor skills of 90 youth with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs) and 51 typically developing (TD) youth were assessed using the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Sixth Edition (VMI-VI) and Koppitz Developmental Scoring System for the Bender-Gestalt Test-Second Edition (KOPPITZ-2).…

  9. Assessment of lexical semantic judgment abilities in alcohol ...

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    2013-11-06

    Nov 6, 2013 ... visual structure of written words) and semantic processing. (related to meaning of linguistic tokens) are ... was designed to require similar processing in terms of visual encoding, decision process and motor .... scale, Bender gestalt test and Nahor Benson test (Nahor and Benson 1970), which assesses a ...

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    Food and. Nutrition. Macmillan, London. 119 pp. Aronson, J.L., Tokin, M.S. and Winkler, S. (1984). Agroforestry and Desertification,. ICRAF publications 1990, 119-120. Baumer, M. (1974). Agroforestry and. Desertification., ICRAF publications. 1990,. 121-123. Bender, A.E. (1982) Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology.

  11. Determinants and Predictors of School Adaptation and Academic Achievement in Prematurely Born Children.

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    Kalmar, Magda; Varga, Magdolna Estefan

    The study followed up 30 premature Hungarian infants of low birthweight (less than 2500 grams) but no other major perinatal complications. Subjects were tested at age 6 on the Budapest-Binet IQ test, the Goodenough's "Draw a Person" test, the Bender Gestalt test, and a school entry test battery. Test performances at age 6 found that the…

  12. Differential changes in self-reported aspects of interoceptive awareness through three months of contemplative training

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    Boris eBornemann

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Interoceptive body awareness (IA is crucial for psychological well-being and plays an important role in many contemplative traditions. However, until recently, standardized self-report measures of IA were scarce, not comprehensive, and the effects of interoceptive training on such measures were largely unknown. The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA Questionnaire measures IA with 8 different scales. In the current study, we investigated whether and how these different aspects of IA are influenced by a 3-month contemplative intervention, in the context of the ReSource project, in which 148 subjects engaged in daily practices of Body Scan and Breath Meditation. We developed a German version of the MAIA and tested it in a large and diverse sample (n=1,076. Internal consistencies were similar to the English version (.56-.89, re-test reliability was high (rs: .66-.79, and the MAIA showed good convergent and discriminant validity. Importantly, interoceptive training improved 5 out of 8 aspects of IA, compared to a retest control group. Participants with low IA scores at baseline showed the biggest changes. Whereas practice duration only weakly predicted individual differences in change, self-reported liking of the practices and degree of integration into daily life predicted changes on most scales. Interestingly, the magnitude of observed changes varied across scales. The strongest changes were observed for the regulatory aspects of IA, that is, how the body is used for self-regulation in daily life. No significant changes were observed for the Noticing aspect (becoming aware of bodily changes, which is the aspect that is predominantly assessed in other IA measures. This differential pattern underscores the importance to assess IA multi-dimensionally, particularly when interested in enhancement of IA through contemplative practice or other mind-body interventions.

  13. Advanced spot quality analysis in two-colour microarray experiments

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Image analysis of microarrays and, in particular, spot quantification and spot quality control, is one of the most important steps in statistical analysis of microarray data. Recent methods of spot quality control are still in early age of development, often leading to underestimation of true positive microarray features and, consequently, to loss of important biological information. Therefore, improving and standardizing the statistical approaches of spot quality control are essential to facilitate the overall analysis of microarray data and subsequent extraction of biological information. Findings We evaluated the performance of two image analysis packages MAIA and GenePix (GP using two complementary experimental approaches with a focus on the statistical analysis of spot quality factors. First, we developed control microarrays with a priori known fluorescence ratios to verify the accuracy and precision of the ratio estimation of signal intensities. Next, we developed advanced semi-automatic protocols of spot quality evaluation in MAIA and GP and compared their performance with available facilities of spot quantitative filtering in GP. We evaluated these algorithms for standardised spot quality analysis in a whole-genome microarray experiment assessing well-characterised transcriptional modifications induced by the transcription regulator SNAI1. Using a set of RT-PCR or qRT-PCR validated microarray data, we found that the semi-automatic protocol of spot quality control we developed with MAIA allowed recovering approximately 13% more spots and 38% more differentially expressed genes (at FDR = 5% than GP with default spot filtering conditions. Conclusion Careful control of spot quality characteristics with advanced spot quality evaluation can significantly increase the amount of confident and accurate data resulting in more meaningful biological conclusions.

  14. Revisão: Composição química, propriedades funcionais e aplicações tecnológicas da semente de chia (Salvia hispanica L) em alimentos

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    Coelho, Michele Silveira; Salas-Mellado, Myriam de Las Mercedes

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    A chia (Salvia hispanica L.) é uma semente antiga utilizada pelos maias e astecas como alimento para aumentar a resistência física. Essa semente é fonte natural de ácidos graxos ômega-3, fibras e proteínas, além de outros componentes nutricionais importantes, como os antioxidantes. Além disso, oferece um potencial na indústria de alimentos devido aos seus componentes funcionais, com aplicações no enriquecimento de pães, bolos e barras de cereais, produção de hidrolisados proteicos para aplica...

  15. Dados de exposição potencialmente traumática na população portuguesa utilizando as versões portuguesas do Life Events Checklist e o Life Stressor Checklist – Revised

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    Resende, Catarina; Maia, Ângela

    2008-01-01

    Sabe-se que a exposição a acontecimentos potencialmente traumáticos ao longo da vida aumenta a probabilidade de desenvolver sintomas de Stress pós-traumático, mas também de outras psicopatologias. A utilização de listas de acontecimentos de vida é muito frequente, mas ao contrário do que acontece com instrumentos para avaliar a perturbação psicológica, poucos estudos são realizados sobre os instrumentos que avaliam exposição. O Life Events Checklist (Lista de Acontecimentos de Vida, Maia e Fe...

  16. A humanizacão da assistência de enfermagem na clínica pediátrica

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    Kalyane Kelly Duarte de Oliveira; Ana Paula Nunes de Lima Fernandes

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    A pesquisa objetiva analisar a humanização da assistência de enfermagem a criança hospitalizada. Trata-se de uma pesquisa descritiva de abordagem qualitativa, realizada na Clínica Pediátrica do Hospital Regional Tarcísio de Vasconcelos Maia, em Mossoró/RN. Os sujeitos foram profissionais de enfermagem, 3 de nível técnico e 2 de nível superior. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevistas semi-estruturadas e analisados a partir discurso do sujeito coletivo. A análise sobre o que os profissi...

  17. Modelo de framework de arquitetura da informação baseado em roteiros

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    A pesquisa relatada nesta dissertação investigou o desenvolvimento e uso de um modelo de framework de arquitetura da informação. O modelo de framework foi desenvolvido a partir de informações em The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, Método de Arquitetura da Informação Aplicada (MAIA) e em outras fontes. Esta dissertação inclui resultados de pesquisa bibliográfica acerca de arquitetura da informação, frameworks e métodos de arquitetu...

  18. ARQUITETURA E TEATRO. Livro de Resumos

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    BARROS, Né; CANNATÀ, Michele; CARNEIRO, Maria; CARREIRA, João; GUIMARÃES, José Luís; LOURO, Gonçalo; MAIA, Maria Helena; PALINHOS, Jorge; SÁ, Daniela; TREVISAN, Alexandra

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    Livro de resumos das comunicações no colóquio ARQUITETURA E TEATRO realizado na ESAP no âmbito do Seminário 4 do Mestrado Integrado em Arquitetura em colaboração com a Secção Autónoma de Teoria e História e o Centro de estudos Arnaldo Araújo - projeto Arquiteturas Dramáticas (ESAP/2015/P24/SATH). Inclui resumos das seguintes comunicações: A descoberta setecentista do teatro romano de Lisboa - Maria Helena Maia; Um teatro ambulante para o concurso da UIA - Alexandra Trevisan; Cena, Representaç...

  19. Activity report of the Commission for Grid Perspectives

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    Mignon, Herve; Rabouche, Ikram

    2015-01-01

    After an introduction by the Commission chairman, this report briefly evokes actions undertaken in cooperation with other actors: Meteo France for climate scenarios, Artelys and Enea consulting for a study on the potential of energy storage, Maias Eolis for its tools of management of wind energy variability, the French-German office for renewable energies for its report on challenges for renewable energies in Germany, and the Ancre for the presentation of long term energetic scenarios. It discusses how the Commission is a privileged body for the consultation about RTE's prospective visions, as well as far as data transparency is concerned

  20. Learning disability in rural primary school children.

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    Agarwal, K N; Agarwal, D K; Upadhyay, S K; Singh, M

    1991-04-01

    In rural primary school children observed for two years, 12.97 per cent of those having IQ greater than or equal to 90 were found to have poor achievement in arithmetic test and teacher's assessment. These learning disabled children had impaired perceptual maturity and conceptual grasp as observed on MISIC (Indian modification of WISC), Bender Gestalt test and Piaget's test. On WISC Bannatyne categories learning disabled children scored highest in verbal conceptualization (similarities, vocabulary, comprehension), followed by spatial (picture completion, object assembly, block design) and sequencing (arithmetic, digit span, coding) abilities. These children on Bender Gestalt test made more errors particularly distortions (distortion of parts, incorrect number of dots, shape of design lost etc). They also showed delayed development on Piagetian tasks class inclusion, conservation (for length, substance, liquid and number) ordinal relation and one to one correspondence. These observations indicate impaired perceptual maturity, conception and information processing deficit.

  1. Classical oscillator with position-dependent mass in a complex domain

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    Ghosh, Subir; Modak, Sujoy Kumar

    2009-01-01

    We study complexified Harmonic Oscillator with a position-dependent mass, termed as Complex Exotic Oscillator (CEO). The complexification induces a gauge invariance [A.V. Smilga, J. Phys. A 41 (2008) 244026, (arXiv:0706.4064); A. Mostafazadeh, J. Math. Phys. 43 (2002) 205; A. Mostafazadeh, J. Math. Phys. 43 (2002) 2814; A. Mostafazadeh, J. Math. Phys. 43 (2002) 3944]. The role of PT-symmetry is discussed from the perspective of classical trajectories of CEO for real energy. Some trajectories of CEO are similar to those for the particle in a quartic potential in the complex domain [C.M. Bender, S. Boettcher, P.N. Meisinger, J. Math. Phys. 40 (1999) 2201; C.M. Bender, D.D. Holm, D. Hook, J. Phys. A 40 (2007) F793, (arXiv:0705.3893)

  2. Elementary modes of coupled oscillators as whispering-gallery microresonators

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    Banerjee, Rabin; Mukherjee, Pradip

    2015-10-01

    We obtain the elementary modes of a system of parity-time reversal (PT)-symmetric coupled oscillators with balanced loss and gain. These modes are used to give a physical picture of the phase transition recently reported [C. M. Bender, M. Gianfreda, B. Peng, S. K. Özdemir and L. Yang, Phys. Rev. A 88, 062111 (2013); L. Yang, S. K. Özdemir and B. Peng, 12th Int. Workshop and Conf. Pseudo-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013; B. Peng, S. K. Özdemir, F. Lei, F. Monifi, M. Gianfreda, G. L. Long, S. Fan, F. Nori, C. M. Bender and L. Yang, Nat. Phys. 10, 394 (2014)] in experiments with whispering-gallery microresonators.

  3. A study on subsequent neurologic complications in children with acute leukemia

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    Kobayashi, Naoaki; Shimazaki, Haruyo; Hoshi, Yasutaka; Akatsuka, Jun-ichi

    1989-01-01

    Twenty-seven children with acute leukemia were studied in order to detect the subsequent neurologic complications due to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Twenty-four patients with ALL received central nervous system prophylaxis including cranial irradiation. The methods of evaluation consisted of electroencephalogram (EEG), computed tomography of the head (CT scan), soft neurological sign, intelligence quotient (IQ) and Bender Gestalt test. The patients with relapse showed severe abnormalities in various kinds of examinations. Younger children at diagnosis were associated with a higher abnormality rate of soft neurological signs and Bender Gestalt test. Factors which were found to be closely associated with a lower IQ score included younger children at diagnosis and longer duration of remission time. These results indicate the need for caution for the dosage of cranial irradiation for younger patients in CNS prophylaxis, and improvement of a lower IQ score in long-term survivors requires further investigation as to the appropriate intellectual environment for their development after remission. (author)

  4. Study on subsequent neurologic complications in children with acute leukemia

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    Kobayashi, Naoaki; Shimazaki, Haruyo; Hoshi, Yasutaka; Akatsuka, Jun-ichi (Jikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine)

    1989-06-01

    Twenty-seven children with acute leukemia were studied in order to detect the subsequent neurologic complications due to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Twenty-four patients with ALL received central nervous system prophylaxis including cranial irradiation. The methods of evaluation consisted of electroencephalogram (EEG), computed tomography of the head (CT scan), soft neurological sign, intelligence quotient (IQ) and Bender Gestalt test. The patients with relapse showed severe abnormalities in various kinds of examinations. Younger children at diagnosis were associated with a higher abnormality rate of soft neurological signs and Bender Gestalt test. Factors which were found to be closely associated with a lower IQ score included younger children at diagnosis and longer duration of remission time. These results indicate the need for caution for the dosage of cranial irradiation for younger patients in CNS prophylaxis, and improvement of a lower IQ score in long-term survivors requires further investigation as to the appropriate intellectual environment for their development after remission. (author).

  5. Proceeding of US Army Corps of Engineers Workshop on Sediment Oxygen Demand Held in Providence, Rhode Island on 21-22 August 1990.

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    1992-06-01

    Consumption (SOC) Rates in Chesapeake Bay by Jonathan H. Garber ............ ..................... .. 90 Seasonal Variations in Sediment-Water Nutrient...715) 848-2976 2301 N. Third Street Wausau, WI 54401 Jonathan Garber USEPA (401) 782-3154 Environmental Research Lab Narragansett, RI 02881 Doug...P., Bender, M. L., Luedtke, N. A., Culler , G. R., Dauphin, D., Hammond, D., Hartman, B., and Maynard, V. 1979. "Early Oxidation of Organic Matter in

  6. Assessment of Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education and Training Curricula, Revision Requirements

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    Spouse and Child Abuse) Gestalt Therapy Crisis Intervention A-24 Technical Report 86-003 Grief Counseling Short-Term Client Systems Reality...for professionals Receive patients with treatment appointments Record significant behavior of patients during treatment Administer Bender Gestalt ...patient psychotherapy Assist in conducting patient reality therapy B-41 Technical Report 86-003 Table B-15 (Continued) Number 042 043 044 045 047

  7. [The neuropsychological study of 21 patients with expanding cerebral lesions. Preliminary results].

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    Bucciero, A; Malsa, R; Vizioli, L

    1995-12-01

    Twenty-one right-handed patients with cerebral expanding space-occupying lesion underwent neuropsychological evaluation before surgery. Testing included the Bender Motor Gestalt Test (BMGT), the Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT), and four subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), namely Digit span, Digit symbol, Picture completion, and Block design. Statistical analysis showed significant differences in cognitive efficiency between the groups defined by the side and biological behaviour of the lesions.

  8. Weightbath hydrotraction treatment: application, biomechanics, and clinical effects

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    Kurutz, M?rta; Bender, Tam?s

    2010-01-01

    Márta Kurutz1, Tamás Bender21Department of Structural Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; 2Department of Physical Medicine, Polyclinic and Hospital of the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, Budapest, Medical University of Szeged, HungaryBackground and purpose: Weightbath hydrotraction treatment (WHT) is a simple noninvasive effective method of hydro- or balneotherapy to stretch the spine or lower limbs, applied successfully in hospi...

  9. Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel Handbook

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    1995-05-01

    such as the Rorschach Ink-Blot Test, Thematic Apperception Test, and Bender Gestalt Test). These tests should be administered and interpreted by a...Discharge 14 March 1981- U.S. Army Honorable 14 March 1983 e. Current Service: 15 April 1989 for 3 years. f. Aptitude Area GT Score: 87 g...Figure 3-51 for a sample); (3) Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (see Figure 3-52 for an explanation of terms); (4) Leave and Earnings

  10. Breaching the Devil’s Garden: The 6th New Zealand Brigade in Operation Lightfoot. The Second Battle of El Alamein

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    Haifa, Winston Churchill directed General Bernard Law Montgomery to replace General Auchinleck because Churchill was dissatisfied with the latter’s...solutions remained on paper simply because there was insufficient time to implement them.󈧍 Generalmajor von Ravenstein , one of the commanders of...Romek A Narrative &_Pictorial History, by Richard Law and Craig Luther, R. James Bender Publishing, San Jose, California, page 190. H- Table prepared

  11. Condition Based Maintenance Technology Impacts Study for the Military Land Environment

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    WO2 Michael O’Sullivan A/Prof Axel Bender WO1 Andrew Perry WO1 George Carruth LTCOL Robert de Rooy Dr Justin Fidock Mr Roger Vodicka LTCOL Scott...International Conference on the Technology Exploitation Process (Factory 2000), Cambridge, UK: 2-4 April 1997, pp. 131-138. 41. del Rosairo, R... manuals , user/repair manuals [1, 6]; cost of implementing training (time, instructors, equipment, facilities, associated support [6]; loss of

  12. The Naimark dilated PT-symmetric brachistochrone

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    Guenther, Uwe; Samsonov, Boris F.

    2008-01-01

    The quantum mechanical brachistochrone system with PT-symmetric Hamiltonian is Naimark dilated and reinterpreted as subsystem of a Hermitian system in a higher-dimensional Hilbert space. This opens a way to a direct experimental implementation of the recently hypothesized PT-symmetric ultra-fast brachistochrone regime of [C. M. Bender et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 98}, 040403 (2007)] in an entangled two-spin system.

  13. Naimark-Dilated PT-Symmetric Brachistochrone

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    Günther, Uwe; Samsonov, Boris F.

    2008-12-01

    The quantum mechanical brachistochrone system with a PT-symmetric Hamiltonian is Naimark-dilated and reinterpreted as a subsystem of a Hermitian system in a higher-dimensional Hilbert space. This opens a way to a direct experimental implementation of the recently hypothesized PT-symmetric ultrafast brachistochrone regime of Bender et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 040403 (2007)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.98.040403] in an entangled two-spin system.

  14. EXAFS investigations on PbMoO4 single crystals grown under ...

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    priately setting the Bragg angle and the radius of curvature of the crystal bender. The absorption edges of 99·99% pure. PbO and Bi2O3 samples were recorded at the same experi- mental setting to calibrate CCD channels in terms of energy. As can be seen from figure 1, the absorption edges of Pb and. Bi in these samples ...

  15. Repérages bibliographiques

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    Full Text Available Développement durable – Sustainable development APAK S., ATAY E. (2015, “Global Competitiveness in the EU through Green Innovation Technologies and Knowledge Production”, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 181, pp. 207-217. BORSDORF A., BENDER O., BRAUN F., HALLER A. (2015, Web-based instruments for strengthening sustainable regional development in the Alps, Geografski Zbornik / Acta Geographica Slovenica, vol. 55, N° 1, pp. 174-182. SIRSIKAR S.V., KAREMORE P. (2015, Design an...

  16. Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity

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    1991-01-01

    to accomplish. 2. Self concerns which involve self esteem . This is the way one feels about oneself. One’s self esteem can often be related to...ADD group was described by teachers as less happy while ADHD boys were rated as more unpopular, self -destructive and aggressive. Many studies have...also have decreased self esteem , depression and poor peer acceptance (Pelham & Bender, 1982; Weiss, 1985). Children with hyperactivity have

  17. The Anisotropy of High Latitude Nighttime F-Region Irregularities.

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    1982-03-31

    arises from long-term low- energy particle precipitation [Winningham et al., 1975]. Recent measurements have shown, moreover, that the ionization...are deposited. If during their transport, they are able to extract energy using a convective instability process, the dimensions of the rods are likely...d ATTN: ORCEOC, J. Bender interservice Nulear Weapons School ATTN: TTV US Arise Nuclear & Chemical Agency ATTN: Library jtoint Chiefs of Staff ATTN

  18. Scheduling a triple round robin tournament for the best Danish soccer league

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    Rasmussen, Rasmus Vinther

    2008-01-01

    . The solution method presented here uses a logic-based Benders decomposition in which the master problem finds home-away pattern sets while the subproblem finds timetables. Furthermore, column generation techniques are used to enhance the speed of the master problem. The computational results show...... that the solution method is capable of solving the problem within reasonable time and the Danish Football Association has used it for scheduling the 2006/2007 season....

  19. Fine-Scale Variability in Temperature, Salinity, and pH in the Upper-Ocean and the Effects on Acoustic Transmission Loss in the Western Arctic Ocean.

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    2010-03-01

    ocean (Bates et al. 2006) by entrainment in the sinking denser water. 4. Ocean Acidification The equilibrium equation for carbon dioxide in water is...significantly increases air- ocean interactions. As atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise (Bindoff et al. 2007 and Denman et al. 2007), there is...atmospheric nitrogen and sulfur decomposition on ocean acidification and the inorganic carbon system." Edited by M. L. Bender. Proceedings of the

  20. Finding Lawrence: Recruiting Talent for Unconventional Warfare

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    2011-06-01

    Recruitment of First and Second Generation Americans‖ (Master’s thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2008), 16–18. 18 Ian D. Sutherland , Special...cfa08/NSW%20Conf.%20for%20America%202.pdf; Edwin P. Hoyt, SEALs at War (New York: Dell Publishing, 1993); Andrea Hsu, ―Navy SEALs Seek to Build Up Their...131 Ian D. W. Sutherland , Special Forces of the United States Army (San Jose, CA: R. James Bender Publishing, 1990), 119. 132 Beckwith and Knox

  1. From 'Nothing' to Inflation and Back Again

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    A procedure for solving Wheeler-DeWitt equation in Euclidean region, following step by step the construction of tunneling wave function in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics by Banks, Bender and Wu, is proposed. Solutions for a universe satisfying no-boundary condition and a universe created from `nothing' are compared to the corresponding solutions for a particle in a two-dimensional potential well, and effects of indefiniteness of metric and zero energy in Wheeler-DeWitt equation are discussed.

  2. U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Latvia During the Inter-War Period, 1917- 1941

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    1993-04-01

    Lavigne 17. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADORESS(ES) 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER AFIT Student Attending: Arizona State Univesity ...recognize Lithuania de jure, combined with another petition by 29 prominent American educators led by Princeton University Professor Harold H. Bender...provided intelligence that fingered front groups for the Communist International, such as the American Workers’ Party, the Trade Union Educational

  3. Hub location under hub congestion and demand uncertainty: the Brazilian case study

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    Full Text Available In this work, a mixed integer nonlinear programming model combining direct service links, demand uncertainty and congestion effects is proposed. This model is efficiently solved by Generalized Benders Decomposition, for instances of moderate sizes and reasonable number of scenarios. The deployed algorithms are further used for re-designing the Brazilian air transportation network, enabling the analysis of future demand scenarios and providing decision support about the optimal investment policy for Brazil.

  4. The Fate of Malathion on Copper and Iron Piping Within a Water Distribution System

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    2015-03-26

    20). The effect of metal oxide decorated graphene hybrids on the improved thermal stability and the reduced smoke toxicity in epoxy resins . Chemical...3508. Retrieved from http://pubs.acs.org/doi/ pdf /10.1021/es204611h Bender, M. E. (1969). The toxicity of the hydroloysis and breakdown products of...Retrieved from http://download.springer.com/static/ pdf /667/art%253A10.1007%252Fs00128-007-9194- 7. pdf ?auth66

  5. The ESA project SC4MGV "Assessment of Satellite Constellations for Monitoring the Variations in Earth's Gravity Field" - overview, objectives and first results

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    Reubelt, Tilo; Sneeuw, Nico; Iran Pour, Siavash; Pail, Roland; Gruber, Thomas; Murböck, Michael; Daras, Ilias; Visser, Pieter; de Texeira de Encarnação, Joao; van Dam, Tonie; Weigelt, Matthias; Cesare, Stefano; Cornara, Stefania

    2014-05-01

    In recent years several studies, publications and projects dealt with future gravity mission studies for time variable gravity field recovery of the successive era of GRACE and GRACE-FO. Besides improved satellite and sensor technology (e.g. laser interferometry and drag-free systems) sophisticated satellite formations and multi-satellite formations indicate a great potential for mitigating aliasing effects and for improving sensitivity and isotropy. Especially pendulum formations and Bender constellations, which consist of two inline satellite pairs - one on a near polar orbit and one on an inclined orbit - showed very promising results. Since pendulum formations are regarded as hardly feasible at the moment due to serious technological problems, e.g. large range rates and high precision active satellite pointing, the Bender constellations which make use of mature inline formations are regarded as an appropriate choice. In autumn 2012 ESA called for a project where the orbit design, gravity recovery approaches and post-processing algorithms should be optimized for Bender constellations. In this contribution, the project, its objectives, the project team as well as first results for the mission requirements and the orbit design are presented.

  6. SERENA: A Neutral Atoms Detector to be proposed for the ESA's BepiColombo Planetary Orbiter

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    di Lellis, A.; Orsini, S.; Livi, S.; Wurz, P.; Milillo, A.; Barabash, S.

    2003-04-01

    A comprehensive suite for the neutral particles detection in the Mercury environment is under development and it will be proposed in the frame of the ESA cornerstone’s BepiColombo mission. The package, namely NPA - SERENA (Neutral Particle Analyser - Searching for Exospheric Refilling and Emitted Neutral Abundances), consists of three dedicated spectrometers (MAIA, ELENA, and M/H-ENA) identifying and measuring the particles and their energies, namely from fraction of eV to tens of keV. The proposed sensors will observe and analyse the bulk of the sub-thermal / thermal exospheric (0-50 eV) gas along the ram direction (MAIA), the sputtering emission (E min 1 keV) within 1-D (2 deg x 60 deg) nadir cross track slices from the planet surface (ELENA), and the charge exchange between ions and exospheric gas (E min 30 keV) in order to monitor the Mercury’s magnetosphere dynamics (M/H-ENA). The paper describes the progress achieved in the system and sensor level design and provides a summary report on the laboratory test of the investigated techniques and of the expected performances of the ELENA detector head.

  7. Dilemas decisórios no parlamento brasileiro (2015-2017: uma abordagem da sociologia da ética

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo enquadra analiticamente alguns recentes acontecimentos da política parlamentar brasileira, entre 2015 e 2017, sob a ótica da sociologia da ética. A primeira seção identifica o referencial teórico e os pressupostos analíticos da sociologia da ética a partir de autores como Kant, Stuart Mill e Weber. Os conceitos weberianos de “ética da convicção” e “ética da responsabilidade” presidem a argumentação. As seções seguintes sintetizam quatro estudos de caso no parlamento brasileiro onde dilemas decisórios dos partidos políticos podem ser compreendidos pela lupa da sociologia da ética: a eleição de Eduardo Cunha para a presidência da Câmara dos Deputados em 2015; a cassação de Cunha no Conselho de Ética; a eleição do deputado Rodrigo Maia para a presidência da Câmara em 2016; e a reeleição de Maia em 2017. Por fim, algumas considerações acerca da validade metodológica e explicativa dessa abordagem aqui proposta.

  8. First record of Histiotus laephotis Thomas (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae from Brazil Primeiro registro de Histiotus laephotis Thomas (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae no Brasil

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    Full Text Available The first record of Histiotus laephotis Thomas, 1916 from Brazil is reported here. An adult male was caught with a mist net in a barn located within an Araucaria pine forest in the municipality of Passos Maia, State of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil (26º46'48"S and 52º03'34"W. This record extends the distribution of this species in South America. Morphological and taxonomic notes of this species are described as well.O primeiro registro de Histiotus laephotis Thomas, 1916 o Brasil é aqui reportado. Um macho adulto foi coletado com rede de neblina (em abrigo artificial nos domínios da Floresta com Araucária, no Município de Passos Maia, Estado de Santa Catarina, Sul do Brasil (26º46'48"S e 52º03'34"W. Este registro amplia a distribuição da própria espécie na América do Sul. Aspectos morfológicos e taxonômicos desta espécie são também descritos.

  9. Beyond the Kepler/K2 bright limit: variability in the seven brightest members of the Pleiades

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    White, T. R.; Pope, B. J. S.; Antoci, V.; Pápics, P. I.; Aerts, C.; Gies, D. R.; Gordon, K.; Huber, D.; Schaefer, G. H.; Aigrain, S.; Albrecht, S.; Barclay, T.; Barentsen, G.; Beck, P. G.; Bedding, T. R.; Fredslund Andersen, M.; Grundahl, F.; Howell, S. B.; Ireland, M. J.; Murphy, S. J.; Nielsen, M. B.; Silva Aguirre, V.; Tuthill, P. G.

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    The most powerful tests of stellar models come from the brightest stars in the sky, for which complementary techniques, such as astrometry, asteroseismology, spectroscopy and interferometry, can be combined. The K2 mission is providing a unique opportunity to obtain high-precision photometric time series for bright stars along the ecliptic. However, bright targets require a large number of pixels to capture the entirety of the stellar flux, and CCD saturation, as well as restrictions on data storage and bandwidth, limit the number and brightness of stars that can be observed. To overcome this, we have developed a new photometric technique, which we call halo photometry, to observe very bright stars using a limited number of pixels. Halo photometry is simple, fast and does not require extensive pixel allocation, and will allow us to use K2 and other photometric missions, such as TESS, to observe very bright stars for asteroseismology and to search for transiting exoplanets. We apply this method to the seven brightest stars in the Pleiades open cluster. Each star exhibits variability; six of the stars show what are most likely slowly pulsating B-star pulsations, with amplitudes ranging from 20 to 2000 ppm. For the star Maia, we demonstrate the utility of combining K2 photometry with spectroscopy and interferometry to show that it is not a `Maia variable', and to establish that its variability is caused by rotational modulation of a large chemical spot on a 10 d time-scale.

  10. Comparing seven candidate mission configurations for temporal gravity field retrieval through full-scale numerical simulation

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    Elsaka, Basem; Raimondo, Jean-Claude; Brieden, Phillip; Reubelt, Tilo; Kusche, Jürgen; Flechtner, Frank; Iran Pour, Siavash; Sneeuw, Nico; Müller, Jürgen

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this contribution is to focus on improving the quality of gravity field models in the form of spherical harmonic representation via alternative configuration scenarios applied in future gravimetric satellite missions. We performed full-scale simulations of various mission scenarios within the frame work of the German joint research project "Concepts for future gravity field satellite missions" as part of the Geotechnologies Program, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation. In contrast to most previous simulation studies including our own previous work, we extended the simulated time span from one to three consecutive months to improve the robustness of the assessed performance. New is that we performed simulations for seven dedicated satellite configurations in addition to the GRACE scenario, serving as a reference baseline. These scenarios include a "GRACE Follow-on" mission (with some modifications to the currently implemented GRACE-FO mission), and an in-line "Bender" mission, in addition to five mission scenarios that include additional cross-track and radial information. Our results clearly confirm the benefit of radial and cross-track measurement information compared to the GRACE along-track observable: the gravity fields recovered from the related alternative mission scenarios are superior in terms of error level and error isotropy. In fact, one of our main findings is that although the noise levels achievable with the particular configurations do vary between the simulated months, their order of performance remains the same. Our findings show also that the advanced pendulums provide the best performance of the investigated single formations, however an accuracy reduced by about 2-4 times in the important long-wavelength part of the spectrum (for spherical harmonic degrees ), compared to the Bender mission, can be observed. Concerning state-of-the-art mission constraints, in particular

  11. Risk Factor Frequency for Learning Disabilities in Low Socioeconomic Level Preschool Children in Mexico City Frecuencia de factores de riesgo para problemas de aprendizaje en preescolares de bajo nivel socioeconómico en la Ciudad de México Frequência de fatores de risco para dificuldade de aprendizagem em pré-escolares com baixo nível socioeconômico, na Cidade do México

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    Full Text Available The objective was to identify the frequency of risk factors for Learning Disabilities (LD in low socioeconomic level children in Mexico City. We studied children by means of: Wechsler, Bender-Gestalt, and Human drawing tests. Average age of male subjects was 5.6±0.9 years, while that of the female group was 5.4±0.5 years. In male subjects, average Total intelligence quotient (T-IQ score was 98±12.2 while, in the female group, this was 99±12.2. On the Bender-Gestalt test, male subjects had a mental and visual-motor average age of Nuestro objetivo fue identificar la frecuencia de factores de riesgo para problemas de aprendizaje (PA en niños de bajo nivel socioeconómico de la Ciudad de México. Se utilizaron las pruebas de inteligencia de Wechsler, Gestáltica Visuomotora de Bender y del Dibujo de la figura humana. La edad promedio en el grupo masculino fue 5,6±0,9 años, del femenino fue 5,4±0,5. En los hombres, el cociente intelectual total (CI-T fue 98±12,2, en mujeres fue 99±12,2. En la prueba de Bender, los hombres mostraron una edad mental y visuomotora un año menor que la cronológica, las mujeres tuvieron una edad mental y visuomotora 7-8 meses por debajo de la norma. En la Prueba de la figura humana, los hombres y mujeres mostraron mayor frecuencia de: auto-aislamiento 25%, timidez 22,4% y controles internos pobres 22%. En conclusión encontramos una alta frecuencia de factores de riesgo en preescolares de bajo nivel socioeconómico, destacamos la importancia de identificar a los preescolares propensos a tener problemas de aprendizaje (PA.Este estudo objetivou identificar a frequência de fatores de risco para dificuldade de aprendizagem (DA em crianças com baixo nível socioeconômico, na Cidade do México. A escala de inteligência Wechsler, desenho da figura humana e o teste gestáltico visomotor de Bender foram utilizados. A idade média do grupo masculino foi de 5,6±0,9 anos e do grupo feminino 5,4±0,5 anos. O quociente

  12. The patterning of test scores of children living in proximity to an inactive toxic waste disposal site who are classified as neurologically impaired

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    Licata, L.

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    This study investigated the relationship between the pattern of impairment on test scores of the neurologically impaired children and proximity to an inactive toxic waste disposal site. Subjects (N = 147) were students, ages 6-16, classified as neurologically impaired. Seventy-six who lived within six miles of the site served as the experimental group and 71 who did not live near a site comprised the control group. Research was based on existing data available through the Child Study Team evaluation process. Attention was given to the ACID cluster of the WISC-R, the Arithmetic and Reading subtests on the WRAT, and the Koppitz scores of the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test. No significant difference was found between the experimental and control groups. Sex differences within the experimental group were not significant. Time of exposure and patterning of scores in the experimental group were investigated. Time had a significant main effect on WISC-R Arithmetic and Digit Span subtests, the ACID cluster and the Bender Test for the total group. Main effect for sex was significant for the WISC-R Information subtest. An interaction effect was found to be significant on the WRAT Arithmetic subtest WRAT. The longer the girls lived within the site area the lower they scored on the WISC-R Information subtest and the WRAT Arithmetic subtest. The variable exposure (interaction of distance and time) was related to lower scores on the WISC-R Arithmetic and Digit Span subtest. A two-way interaction was found on the WRAT Arithmetic subtest. The longer the females were exposed to the waste site area, the lower they scored on the WRAT Arithmetic subtest. A comparison of those children in the site area from birth and those in the area three years prior to the evaluation was done. A significant main effect was found for the Bender Gestalt.

  13. Exploring the reliability effects on the short term AC security-constrained unit commitment: A stochastic evaluation

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    Aghaei, Jamshid; Nikoobakht, Ahmad; Siano, Pierluigi; Nayeripour, Majid; Heidari, Alireza; Mardaneh, Mohammad

    2016-01-01

    This paper proposes a stochastic model for the scheduling of short-term AC security-constrained unit commitment (AC-SCUC) considering reliability and the value of lost load (VOLL). The uncertainty of load and wind power generation, active and reactive power losses, voltage profile of the network’ buses and congestion management for different VOLLs are investigated in this paper. Furthermore, the random outages of generating unit and transmission lines are modeled based on the scenario trees in the Monte Carlo simulation and the reserve requirements of the power system are implicitly scheduled based on the VOLL and by considering corrective actions of the generation units. A computationally efficient two-stage algorithm based on bender's decomposition is proposed to solve the proposed problem. The first stage deals with the base case where all the network components, the units' outputs and on/off status can be determined based on the forecasting load and wind farms' output. The second stage investigates the stochastic part of the problem and runs the possible scenarios in parallel for all the network elements and the available units of the base case. In the case of any violation for a scenario, a bender's cut is added to the first stage which modifies the commitment state and the power units' outputs in order to tackle the violation for that scenario. The method is applied to the IEEE 118/300-bus test system to assess its applicability and capability. - Highlights: • This paper proposes a stochastic model for the scheduling of short-term AC security-constrained unit commitment (AC-SCUC). • The uncertainty of load and wind power generation in this paper. • A two-stage algorithm based on bender's decomposition is proposed in order to solve the proposed problem. • This paper proposes AC-SCUC considering reliability and the value of lost load (VOLL).

  14. Relationship between self-reported body awareness and physiotherapists' evaluation of Basic Body Awareness Therapy in refugees with PTSD

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    Jensen, Jonna Anne

    Background: The number of refugees who are traumatized and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is increasing in Denmark and Europe. In Denmark, Basic Body Awareness Therapy (B-BAT) is used by physiotherapists in the rehabilitation of traumatized refugees as a body oriented...... intervention. A recent pilot study found that B-BAT decreased somatic and mental symptoms of PTSD in a group of refugees with this diagnosis (Stade 2015). Further, Bergström et al. (2014) found that patients with chronic pain and low body awareness had no significant changes in body awareness after treatment...... will examine whether there is a relationship between self-reported body awareness measured by the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) questionnaire and the applicability of B-BAT evaluated by physiotherapists in refugees with PTSD. Methods: The present study will include 116 refugees...

  15. <> influência do fraccionamento alimentar no tratamento do Excesso de Peso e da Obesidade : Trabalho de Investigação : <> influence of food fractionation in the treatment of Overweight and Obesity

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    Rocha, Tânia Gil da

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    Contém um relatório de estágio curricular realizado no Gabinete de Nutrição dos Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde da Maia e no Serviços de Oncologia Médica e de Ginecologia do Hospital de São João, Porto, no âmbito da licenciatura em Ciências da Nutrição pela Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação da Universidade do Porto. O exemplar do relatório de estágio existe apenas em formato papel e está disponível para consulta na Biblioteca da FCNAUP

  16. Very unsuccessful attempts to quit: examining correlates in the 13 countries where almost 2/3 of smokers live

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    João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

    2017-05-01

    The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS functions as a multi-partner initiative that represents global, regional, and national organizations. We acknowledge WHO, CDC, GATS Implementing Agency, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, RTI International, and the National Governments of Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam, for carrying out such an important survey, and releasing data for public use. Dr. Castaldelli-Maia receives a Pfizer Independent Grant for Learning and Change (IGLC managed by Global Bridges (Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment hosted at the Mayo Clinic, to support free smoking cessation treatment training in addiction/mental health care units in Brazil (grant IGLC 13513957. The above had no connection to the present study.

  17. Prevalência de sequelas auditivas pós meningite piogênica em crianças Prevalence of auditory sequelae after pyogenic meningitis in children

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    Luzia Poliana Anjos da Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a prevalência de déficit auditivo e caracterizar as principais sequelas auditivas e neurológicas pós-meningite, correlacionando o tipo de antibiótico utilizado durante o período de internação e a frequência de surdez, além do tipo de meningite mais prevalente como causa de déficit auditivo. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo de coorte transversal. Foram enviadas 289 cartas para os responsáveis pelas crianças que apresentaram meningite piogênica entre 28 dias e 24 meses, admitidas no Hospital Couto Maia (HC Maia entre janeiro de 2002 a dezembro de 2003. A amostra foi constituída por 55 crianças que sobreviveram com ou sem sequelas evidentes, que compareceram para as avaliações audiológica e neurológica. Foi realizada avaliação audiológica completa, incluindo a bateria subjetiva e objetiva de avaliação, com utilização de instrumentos validados para investigação da audição da criança. RESULTADOS: A faixa etária, no momento da avaliação audiológica, variou de dois a cinco anos. A deficiência auditiva foi encontrada em 29% da amostra, sendo a maioria do tipo neurossensorial, bilateral e de grau profundo. As principais sequelas neurológicas encontradas foram epilepsia, hemiparesia, hidrocefalia, disfasia e hiperatividade. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados destacam a necessidade de monitoramento audiológico e acompanhamento neurológico nas crianças com história prévia de meningite piogênica, especialmente aquelas infectadas em idade precoce, buscando, desta forma, detectar as possíveis alterações auditivas e intervir o mais precocemente possível, por meio de intervenção especializada, protetização e reabilitação da linguagem oral.PURPOSE: To analyze the prevalence of hearing impairment and to characterize the main auditory and neurological sequelae after meningitis, correlating the type of antibiotic used during the hospitali66zation period and the frequency of deafness, as well as the most

  18. Structure-functional correlation using adaptive optics, OCT, and microperimetry in a case of occult macular dystrophy

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT We report retinal functional and structural changes of a 40-year-old man diagnosed with occult macular dystrophy. Comprehensive ophthalmological evaluation was performed, followed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OC - Heidelberg and image acquisition using an adaptive optics (AO camera (RTX1, Imagine Eyes for photoreceptor density analysis. Functional tests included full-field ERG (ERG and multifocal electroretinography (mfERG (Diagnosys, LLC and microperimetry with scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO fixation controlled (MAIA, CenterVUE. OCT revealed a line of discontinuity corresponding to cone outer-segment photoreceptors associated with a loss of cone density, highlighted by a dark blue spot on the AO co ne-density map on the fovea in both eyes. Loss of central sensitivity was revealed using microperimetry; ERG was within the normal range, although the mfERG showed a reduced central response amplitude.

  19. Media discourses on the World Social Forums: Towards comparative analyses

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    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The reflections to be presented in this and a parallel article by Maia and Castro are based on ongoing studies of Brazilian, Swedish and Russian and Chinese media materials dealing with the World Social Forums (WSF in 2001-2004. The overriding question in this paper concerns the ways mainstream media of very different societieshave re-constructed the global and local issues addressed by the Forums. Of the four market-oriented economies, Communist China and Post-Socialist Russia stand out as being almost silent about the WSF, favouring economic globalization - seemingly at odds with cultural globalization. In Brazil and Sweden the dominant media harbourcontradictory discourses reflecting different political positions visavi the WSF.

  20. New Timing Products from the IGS: IGS/BIPM Time Transfer Pilot Project and UT1-like Estimates from GPS

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    Ray, Jim R.

    2000-05-01

    The International GPS Service (IGS) and its Analysis Centers are engaged in developing new products related to timekeeping, some of which are relevant to the IVS community. Global comparisons and techniques for dissemination of atomic time are being developed in a Pilot Project with the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). Full project information is available at http://maia.usno.navy.mil/gpst.html. In addition, high-quality estimates of Universal Time are now being made based on the observed motions of the GPS orbit planes. While these cannot replace the need for VLBI determinations of UT1, they are nonetheless very valuable for densifying the VLBI-based time series and for providing extremely rapid turnaround results necessary for real-time applications.

  1. Tractatus terribiles : artiklikogumik professor Jaan Sootaki 60. juubeliks / koost.: Andres Parmas, Peep Pruks ; eess.: Märt Rask

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    Sisu: Õigus(e)rikkumine - ühe mõiste iseseisev elu / Tristan Ploom. Täideviija mõiste laienemine - organisatsiooniline teovalitsemine / Paavo Randma. Kriminaalvastutus juriidilise isiku jagunemisel / Ramon Rask, Marko Kairjak. Inimsusevastased kuriteod eile ja täna / Rait Maruste. Mõistatuslik karistuste liitmine / Priit Pikamäe. Karistusõigus versus kriminaalmenetlusõigus : mõned põgusad väited, näited ja ettepanekud / Eerik Kergandberg. Kas põhiseadus lubab süüdimõistetu kinnipidamist ühiskonna ohutuse tagamiseks? / Sten Lind. Jälitustegevuse seaduslikkuse kontroll / Saale Laos. Kriminaalõiguse muutumisest 1889. a reformi käigus / Toomas Anepaio. Advokaadi kutse-eetika teoreetilised alused / Ain Alvin. Null on number - karistusõiguses / Marju Luts-Sootak. Jaan Sootak : bibliograafia 1968-2008 / koost. Maia Ruttu

  2. Osseointegrated Supported Prosthesis and Interdisciplinary Approach for Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of a Young Patient with Ectodermal Dysplasia

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    Karthik M. Sadashiva

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is a triad of hypodontia or anodontia, hypotrichosis, and hypohydrosis, associated with other problems that result from the defective development of structures of ectodermal origin (Freire-Maia, Pinheiro (1988. Early and extensive dental treatment is needed keeping in mind the effect on the craniofacial growth. Due to rapid growth of the jaws, the patients are rehabilitated using removable prostheses (Tarjan et al. (2005. Hence for a young patient in this case report, the placement of endosseous osseointegrated implants was delayed till adulthood. Finally a definitive fixed tooth-supported and osseointegrated implant supported fixed partial denture therapy was used to rehabilitate the patient satisfactorily after she had completed her growth (Sweeney et al. (2005. A review of the current literature relevant to several aspects of syndromic hypodontia, patient selection, and implant planning is discussed.

  3. REGISTOS DE MODERNIDADE. Arquitetura e Fotografia. Livro de resumos

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    AZEVEDO, Inês; BANDEIRA, Pedro; CARDOSO, Alexandra; MAIA, Maria Helena; MATEUS, Joana; MOREIRA, César Machado; PIMENTEL, Jorge Cunha; TREVISAN, Alexandra

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    Livro de resumos das comunicações no colóquio REGISTOS DE MODERNIDADE. ARQUITETURA E FOTOGRAFIA, realizado na ESAP no âmbito do Seminário 4.2 do Mestrado Integrado em Arquitetura em colaboração com a Secção Autónoma de Teoria e História e o Centro de estudos Arnaldo Araújo da ESAP -projeto ESAP/2015/P20/SATH. Inclui resumos das seguintes comunicações: Teófilo Rego, a "Escola do Porto" e a cidade - Maria Helena Maia; Fotografar para os Arquitetos: hipóteses de enquadramento - Alexandra Trevisa...

  4. Origens do movimento pós-moderno em Minas Gerais

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    Matteo Santi Cremasco

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio procura apresentar os principais condicionantes históricos do movimento pós-moderno em Minas Gerais,destacando o processo de abertura política e cultural após os anos de chumbo, a crise econômica, a articulação e a atualidade dos círculos intelectuais mineiros, o clima favorável à renovação nas artes e na arquitetura em Belo Horizonte, no final da década de 1970, e a atuação do arquiteto Éolo Maia. Além disso, são analisados dois exemplos construídos, a saber, a Casa Arquiepiscopal, em Mariana, e a Rainha da Sucata, em Belo Horizonte.

  5. A guerra e o espetaculo : origens e transformações da estrategia do EZLN

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    Guilherme Gitahy de Figueiredo

    2003-01-01

    Resumo: Em 1994 levantou-se no estado mexicano de Chiapas o Exército Zapatista de Libertação Nacional (EZLN), formado majoritariamente por indígenas maias. Numa transformação muito peculiar, esta guerrilha mudou de uma estratégia que tinha como fundamental a organização política e militar da população para a tomada revolucionária do poder, para outra em que predominam práticas, formas de organização, discursos e objetivos que têm a comunicação e a criação de mecanismos de participação como el...

  6. Statistical learning for wind power: A modeling and stability study towards forecasting

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    Fischer, Aurélie; Montuelle, Lucie; Mougeot, Mathilde; Picard, Dominique

    2017-12-01

    We focus on wind power modeling using machine learning techniques. We show on real data provided by the wind energy company Ma{\\"i}a Eolis, that parametric models, even following closely the physical equation relating wind production to wind speed are outperformed by intelligent learning algorithms. In particular, the CART-Bagging algorithm gives very stable and promising results. Besides, as a step towards forecast, we quantify the impact of using deteriorated wind measures on the performances. We show also on this application that the default methodology to select a subset of predictors provided in the standard random forest package can be refined, especially when there exists among the predictors one variable which has a major impact.

  7. Long-Term Continuous Double Station Observation of Faint Meteor Showers.

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    Vítek, Stanislav; Páta, Petr; Koten, Pavel; Fliegel, Karel

    2016-09-14

    Meteor detection and analysis is an essential topic in the field of astronomy. In this paper, a high-sensitivity and high-time-resolution imaging device for the detection of faint meteoric events is presented. The instrument is based on a fast CCD camera and an image intensifier. Two such instruments form a double-station observation network. The MAIA (Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyzer) system has been in continuous operation since 2013 and has successfully captured hundreds of meteors belonging to different meteor showers, as well as sporadic meteors. A data processing pipeline for the efficient processing and evaluation of the massive amount of video sequences is also introduced in this paper.

  8. Características clínicas e laboratoriais da meningite asséptica associada à vacina tríplice viral Clinical and laboratory features of aseptic meningitis associated with measles-mumps-rubella vaccine

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    Rita Lucena

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Descrever os achados epidemiológicos, clínicos e liquóricos dos casos de meningite asséptica associada à vacina tríplice viral (sarampo, caxumba e rubéola, ocorridos no Estado da Bahia após campanha de vacinação em massa promovida pelo Ministério da Saúde do Brasil em agosto de 1997, e comparar esses casos aos de meningite asséptica não associada à vacina ocorridos no mesmo ano. Métodos. Entre março e outubro de 1997, foi realizado acompanhamento prospectivo de todos os indivíduos com idade de 1 a 12 anos admitidos no Hospital Couto Maia com diagnóstico clínico e laboratorial de meningite asséptica. A população do estudo foi dividida em dois grupos, representando indivíduos vacinados e não vacinados. Foram coletadas informações demográficas, clínicas e laboratoriais para ambos os grupos. Resultados. No mês de setembro, logo após a campanha de vacinação, 74 casos de meningite asséptica foram atendidos no Hospital Couto Maia, em comparação com a média mensal de 7,5 casos. Verificamos maior freqüência de rigidez de nuca e níveis mais altos de celularidade liquórica nas crianças cuja meningite foi associada à vacina. Por outro lado, houve maior número de casos com comprometimento encefálico no grupo de meningites não associadas à vacinação. Conclusões. Embora a meningite pós-vacinal tenha curso mais benigno, seu tratamento continua gerando custos com exames complementares e internações. As campanhas de vacinação em larga escala devem utilizar vacinas contendo cepas menos reatogênicas.Objective. To describe epidemiological, clinical, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF findings in cases of aseptic meningitis associated with measles-mumps-rubella vaccination following a mass immunization campaign in the Brazilian state of Bahia in August 1997 promoted by the country's Ministry of Health, and to compare these cases to the cases of aseptic meningitis not associated with the vaccine that

  9. DESBUNDE

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Idealização e Argumento: Juliana DrummondDireção Geral: Juliana Drummond e Abaetê QueirozRoteiro: Sérgio MaggioDesigner: Jana Ferreira e Caetano Maia MatosLuz: Abaetê QueirozSom: Marcelo Dal Col e Sascha KratzerAtores-criadores: Tullio Guimarães, Guilherme Monteiro, Tulio Starling, Kael Studart e Roustang Carrilho.Coreografias: Juliana Drummond e Lívia BennetPreparação Corporal: Lívia BennetDireção de Arte (cenário e figurino): Maíra CarvalhoCenotécnico: Rodrigo LélisProdução ex...

  10. Estudo das propriedades físico-químicas e de textura de chocolates

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    Suzana Caetano da Silva Lannes

    1997-01-01

    Theobroma cacao é o nome científico do cacau, sugerido no século XVIII por Linné. Porém a história do chocolate se inicia bem antes com as civilizações mesoamericanas Asteca e Maia e, ainda a recém citada Olmeca, entre outros grupos. Os Olmecas, cultura existente a três milênios atrás, foram possivelmente os primeiros a utilizar o chocolate. Os Astecas usavam o chocolate para representar o sangue, um símbolo poderoso, e como moeda. Coube aos espanhóis difundir para o resto do mundo, a partir ...

  11. COMO OS NATIVOS AMERICANOS TERIAM UTILIZADO SEUS ESPELHOS?

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    Lunazzi, José Joaquín

    2015-01-01

    Dois mil anos antes da chegada dos europeus, civilizações americanas contavam com espelhos capazes de fornecer boa qualidade de imagem. Notadamente, a Olmeca em Centroamérica, mas também a Cupisnique na América do Sul. Essa tecnologia óptica pode ter influenciado nos Maias e até nos Aztecas, embora saibamos que sua aplicação e difusão aparece como muito restrita. Porém ligada a relações de poder e representada em divindades. Por achados, pode-se ter uma ideia da técnica de sua realização mas,...

  12. A fruição dos direitos humanos da mulher e a Lei Maria da Penha

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    Marcondes, Thereza Christina Vieira

    2010-01-01

    Os temas relacionados à violência doméstica e à desigualdade de gênero demandam interesse por diversas razões. A promulgação da Lei 11.340, de 07 de agosto de 2006, nomeada pelo Presidente da República de Lei Maria da Penha Maia incitou diversos debates, tanto no mundo jurídico quanto na sociedade civil. Com de três anos de vigência, os ânimos não se aquietaram. Persistem discussões por vezes acaloradas. Isso justifica reflexões e estudos sobre a lei que ampliou os conceitos de violência in...

  13. Evaluación de la memoria para el aprendizaje de la lectoescritura en niños de primaria con y sin dificultades de aprendizaje.

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    Rojas-Calderón, Javier

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo ofrece un estudio evaluativo-comparativo sobre el desarrollo y madurez de la memoria de trabajo y la capacidad perceptiva en niños con problemas en lectoescritura respecto a los que no los manifiestan. La muestra seleccionada corresponde a 60 niños de educación primaria, del sector rural, distribuidos en 30 alumnos que muestran dificultades en el área de la lectoescritura y 30 que no las evidencian. Los instrumentos empleados fueron el Test de Bender (Heredia, Sant...

  14. Pelvic function in anuran jumping: Interspecific differences in the kinematics and motor control of the iliosacral articulation during take-off and landing.

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    Reilly, Steve M; Montuelle, Stephane J; Schmidt, Andre; Krause, Cornelia; Naylor, Emily; Jorgensen, Michael E; Essner, Richard L

    2016-12-01

    Although the anuran pelvis is thought to be adapted for jumping, the function of the iliosacral joint has seen little direct study. Previous work has contrasted the basal "lateral-bender" pelvis from the "rod-like" pelvis of crown taxa hypothesized to function as a sagittal hinge to align the trunk with take-off forces. We compared iliosacral movements and pelvic motor patterns during jumping in the two pelvic types. Pelvic muscle activity patterns, iliosacral anteroposterior (AP) movements and sagittal bending of the pelvis during the take-off and landing phases were quantified in lateral bender taxa Ascaphus (Leiopelmatidae) and Rhinella (Bufonidae) and the rod-like Lithobates (Ranidae). All three species exhibit sagittal extension during take-off, therefore, both pelvic types employ a sagittal hinge. However, trunk elevation occurs significantly earlier in the anuran rod-like pelvis. Motor patterns confirm that the piriformis muscles depress the urostyle while the longissimus dorsi muscles elevate the trunk during take-off. However, the coccygeoiliacus muscles also produce anterior translation of the sacrum on the ilia. A new model illustrates how AP translation facilitates trunk extension in the lateral-bender anurans that have long been thought to have limited sagittal bending. During landing, AP translation patterns are similar because impact forces slide the sacrum from its posterior to anterior limits. Sagittal flexion during landing differs among the three taxa depending on the way the species land. AP translation during landing may dampen impact forces especially in Rhinella in which pelvic function is tuned to forelimb-landing dynamics. The flexibility of the lateral-bender pelvis to function in sagittal bending and AP translation helps to explain the retention of this basal configuration in many anurans. The novel function of the rod-like pelvis may be to increase the rate of trunk elevation relative to faster rates of energy release from the hindlimbs

  15. Из истории фортификации и картографирования Бессарабии и Молдовы: работы Ф. Кауффера 1793-1797-х годов / From the history of fortification and mapping of Bessarabia and Moldova: F. Kauffer's works in 1793-1797

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    Igori Sapozhnikov

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the French cartographer and fortifier François Kauffer (1751-1801, who for the last 9 years of his life served the Ottoman Porte, but at the same time was an agent of the Russian Empire. Particular attention is given to his work in the territory of Bessarabia and Moldova, where he took part in strengthening the fortresses of Akkerman, Bender, Izmail, Kiliya, and Khotyn (in 1793-1797. The paper includes documents and lists of his manuscript maps and plans, which are stored in the Military Historical Archive (Russian Federation, Moscow.

  16. Studies of PVC/ENR blends: blend compositions

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    Chantara Thevy Ratnam; Khairul Zaman Mohd Dahlan; Nasir, M.; Baharin, A.

    2002-01-01

    Blends of poly(vinyl chloride/epoxidized natural rubber (PVC/ENR) were prepared by using Bra bender Plasticorder at compositions ranging from 0-100% PVC. They were blended at 150 degree C mixing temperature, 50 rpm rotor speed and 10 minutes mixing time. The blends were characterized for tensile strength , elongation at break, glass transition temperatures and Fourier transform infra red spectroscopy (FTIR). Results revealed that as the PVC content increases the blend behaviour changes from elastomeric to glassy. However the blends found to be compatible at all compositions. (Author)

  17. An Experimental Study of Force Involved in Manual Rebar Bending Process

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    Deepu, Sasi; Vishnu, Rajendran S.; Harish, Mohan T.; Bhavani, Rao R.

    2018-02-01

    The work presents an experimental method of understanding the force applied during a manual rebar bending process. The study tracks the force with the variation of the angle of bend and the elapsed time from the start to the end of a complete manual rebar bending process. A sample of expert rebar bending labourers are used for conducting the experiment and the data processed to set a performance standard. If a simulator based rebar bending training can be provided for a novice, this standard can be used as a matrix to define how close a novice rebar bender is closing to the expertise.

  18. Longitudinal Resistivity and Intermediate Mach Number Collisionless Transverse Magnetosonic Shocks.

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    1983-12-30

    subshock embedded within in and its structure is governed by longitudinal resistivity. When the Mach number increases to a second critical value, the full...can form so that the plasma can make a transition from Class B to Class C. Thus near this point, a narrow ion acoustic shock is embedded in the...MATERIAL DEV & READINESS CMD OICY ATTN J. FERGUSON 5001 EISENHOWER AVENUE ALEXANDRIA, VA 22333 DiCY ATTN DRCLDC J.A. BENDER COMANDER U.S. ARMY NUCLEAR AND

  19. Flow Merging and Hub Route Optimization in Collaborative Transportation

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    Kerui Weng

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper studies the optimal hub routing problem of merged tasks in collaborative transportation. This problem allows all carriers’ transportation tasks to reach the destinations optionally passing through 0, 1, or 2 hubs within limited distance, while a cost discount on arcs in the hub route could be acquired after paying fixed charges. The problem arises in the application of logistics, postal services, airline transportation, and so forth. We formulate the problem as a mixed-integer programming model, and provide two heuristic approaches, respectively, based on Lagrangian relaxation and Benders decomposition. Computational experiments show that the algorithms work well.

  20. Материалы для изучения крепостей Бессарабии (1807-1820 гг. / Materials for the study of Bessarabian fortresses of 1807-1820s

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the analysis and publication of materials on the state of the fortresses of Bessarabia dated 1810s-1820s, in particular half-forgotten article of Alexey Martos "Some military remarks on Bessarabia" (1816. It was concluded that from 1806 and 1809, after the capture by Russian troops, the repair and reconstruction of the main fortresses of the region have been initiated almost immediately, at first secretly. It was a significant amount of work, which, however, did not reach its goal, since all the fortresses during the 19th century were disarmed or destroyed: Khotyn (1856, Bender (1897, Akkerman (1932, Kiliya (1856, Izmail (1856.

  1. Comparison of four different models of vortex generators

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    Fernandez, U.; Réthoré, Pierre-Elouan; Sørensen, Niels N.

    2012-01-01

    Actuator Vortex Generator Model (AcVG), is based on the lifting force theory of Bender, Anderson and Yagle, the BAY Model, which provides an efficient method for computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations of flow with VGs, and the forces are applied into the computational domain using the actuator shape...... in the center of the test section. The fourth model, used as a quantitative comparison, is the analytical model of the primary vortex based in the helical structure of longitudinal embedded vortex, which can reduce the complex flow to merely four parameters: circulation, convection velocity, vortex core radius...

  2. Wide Band Gap Semiconductors Symposium Held in Boston, Massachusetts on 2-6 December 1991. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Volume 242

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    EXPERIMENTAL DETAILS: A commercially available high pressure microwave pLasma-assisted ( PIKA ) chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system (ASTef, Inc...and S. Schild, J. Crystal Growth 63, 47 (1983) 8. T. Buch, phys. stat. sol. (b) M5, 191 (1988) 9. F G. Smith, American Mineralogist 4D, 658 (1955) 10...Growth 86, 257(1988) 15. H.T. Evans.Jr. and E.T McKnight, American Mineralogist 4, 1210 (1959) , 16. W. Coene, H. Bender. F.C. Lovey. D. van Dyck

  3. Personalized Cancer Care Conference

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    Zänker, Kurt S.; Mihich, Enrico; Huber, Hans-Peter; Borresen-Dale, Anne-Lise

    2013-01-01

    The Oslo University Hospital (Norway), the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Breast Cancer Research (Norway), The Radiumhospital Foundation (Norway) and the Fritz-Bender-Foundation (Germany) designed under the conference chairmen (E. Mihich, K.S. Zänker, A.L. Borresen-Dale) and advisory committee (A. Borg, Z. Szallasi, O. Kallioniemi, H.P. Huber) a program at the cutting edge of “PERSONALIZED CANCER CARE: Risk prediction, early diagnosis, progression and therapy resistance.” The conference was held in O...

  4. Visomotor development and use of electronic games in elementary school children

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    Thatiana Helena de Lima; Neide de Brito Cunha; Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos Santos; Jocemara Ferreira Mognon

    2010-01-01

    This study investigates the relationships between the perceptual-motor maturity and the use of electronic games, as well the differences between gender and age. 148 children of elementary school participated, of a public institution from Brazil, with 54.1% males and 45.9% female. Students were attending the 2nd to 4th grade. The tests were applied in a collective way, the Bender Test (B-SPG) and a questionnaire to assess the standards of use of electronic games. The results indicated that boy...

  5. Taivutusautomaatti hissiovituotannossa

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    Mero, Taneli

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    Joulukuussa 2010 Stera Technologies Oy:ssä suunniteltiin ratkaisua hissinovipanelituotannon taivutusvaiheen kehittämiseen. Jo heti alussa oli päätavoitteena käyttää Turun toimipisteestä löytyvää Finn-Power Express Bender 5 –taivutusautomaattia. Työssä selvitettiin taivutusautomaatin soveltuvuutta ovirunkojen valmistukseen. Koneen rajoitteet ja mahdollisuudet pyrittiin saamaan mahdollisimmän hyvin selville. Koneen työkuormitus arvioitiin sekä suunniteltiin uusi tehdaslayout. Työssä käytet...

  6. Global carbon cycle: A test of our knowledge of the earth

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    Full Text Available .0.CO%3B2-T This article references the following linked citations. If you are trying to access articles from an off-campus location, you may be required to first logon via your library web site to access JSTOR. Please visit your library's website...://www.jstor.org LINKED CITATIONS - Page 1 of 3 - NOTE: The reference numbering from the original has been maintained in this citation list. 33 Global Carbon Sinks and Their Variability Inferred from Atmospheric O2 and # 13 C M. Battle; M. L. Bender; P. P...

  7. Seasonal and spatial variations in settling manganese fluxes in the northern Arabian Sea

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    Nair, T.M.B.; Ramaswamy, V.; Shankar, R.; Ittekkot, V.

    *Corresponding author. Fax: 0091-832-223340. E-mail address: bnair@csnio.ren.nic.in (T.M. Balakrishnan Nair) Deep-Sea Research I 46 (1999) 1827}1839 Seasonal and spatial variations in settling manganese #uxes in the Northern Arabian Sea T.M. Balakrishnan Nair... undergoes bacterially mediated oxidative scavenging throughout the water column, aided by settling particles (Klinkhammer and Bender, 1980; Cowen and Li, 1991; Mo!ett, 1997). The vertical #uxes of particulate Mn are important in the marine environment, as Mn...

  8. Eficacia de programas de intervención para el desarrollo de habilidades psicológicas en jóvenes con discapacidad mental

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    Dalia Ma. Aguirre Pérez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Se muestra el desempeño de personas adolescentes y adultas con daño cerebral, después de haber participado en programas de intervención para el desarrollo de habilidades psicológicas, que permitan promover su integración social e independencia personal. El estudio se llevó acabo aplicando la escala de Rogers y D?Eugenio, la evaluación psicológica breve en español (neuropsi y el test guestáltico visomotor de Bender.

  9. Ultracold and very cold neutron facility in KUR

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    Kawabata, Yuji; Utsuro, Masahiko

    1992-01-01

    The present status of the ultracold and very cold neutron facility installed in the Kyoto University Reactor (KUR) is described in this presentation. It consists of a VCN (very cold neutrons) guide tube, a VCN bender and a supermirror neutron turbine. The guide tube extracts VCN from a liquid deuterium cold neutron source in a graphite thermal column and the neutron turbine converts VCN to UCN (ultracold neutrons). As for the utilization of the present facility, VCN radiography and an UCN gravity spectrometer are shown for the practical examples of the research with VCN and UCN. (author)

  10. Seeking a rapprochement between anthropology and the cognitive sciences: a problem-driven approach.

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    Whitehouse, Harvey; Cohen, Emma

    2012-07-01

    Beller, Bender, and Medin question the necessity of including social anthropology within the cognitive sciences. We argue that there is great scope for fruitful rapprochement while agreeing that there are obstacles (even if we might wish to debate some of those specifically identified by Beller and colleagues). We frame the general problem differently, however: not in terms of the problem of reconciling disciplines and research cultures, but rather in terms of the prospects for collaborative deployment of expertise (methodological and theoretical) in problem-driven research. For the purposes of illustration, our focus in this article is on the evolution of cooperation. Copyright © 2012 Cognitive Science Society, Inc.

  11. A qualitative study of Functioning, Disability, and Rehabilitation of patients after hip fracture surgery

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    Ehlers, Monica Milter

    2013-01-01

    on the Model of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (The ICF model) (Figure 1) and White Paper of the Rehabilitation Concept. The method of the project is qualitative, and the design used to answer the research questions is qualitative deductive content analysis (Figure 2......A qualitative study of functioning, disability, and rehabilitation of patients after hip fracture surgery Monica Milter Ehlers PhD student, MSc in Nursing Merete Bender Bjerrum* PhD, MA, Associate Professor Claus Vinther Nielsen* Professor, PhD, MD, Specialist in Clinical Social Medicine...

  12. Fatores prognósticos da meningoencefalite criptocócica Prognostic factors in cryptococcal meningoencephalitis

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar variáveis demográficas, clínicas e liquóricas associadas com a letalidade intra-hospitalar de pacientes com meningoencefalite criptocócica. DESENHO DO ESTUDO: Estudo de prognóstico a partir de uma coorte retrospectiva. POPULAÇÃO: Pacientes admitidos no Hospital Couto Maia, na cidade de Salvador, nordeste do Brasil, no período de 1972 a 1996, com diagnóstico de meningoencefalite criptocócica. RESULTADOS: A letalidade foi 42,7%. As alterações neurológicas mais encontradas foram: rigidez de nuca, diminuição do nível de consciência, alteração do comportamento, alterações visuais e de nervos cranianos. Tempo de doença maior que 30 dias, comprometimento do nível de consciência e celularidade liquórica OBJECTIVE: To identify demographic, clinical and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF variables associated to intrahospitalar lethality of patients with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort to study prognosis. SETTING: Hospital Couto Maia (HCMaia reference for patients with infectious diseases in the State of Bahia Northeastern Brazil. POPULATION: Patients admitted at HCMaia, from 1972 to 1996, with the diagnosis of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. RESULTS: Lethality rate was 42.7%. The most important neurological abnormalities were neck stiffness, decreased consciousness level, behavior changes, cranial nerve palsy and visual alterations. Disease time over 30 days, involvement of consciousness level and cerebrospinal fluid cells under 40/mm³ were associated to a higher lethality rate. CONCLUSION: Disease time over 30 days, involvement of consciousness level, and CSF decreased cellularity were the only predictors of lethality in the studied population.

  13. THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY GO TO RURAL EDUCATION IN BRAZIL: Case Study in West of Paraná mesoregion

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    Anderson Bem

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The rural school crisis is a concrete fact, manifested in almost all Brazilian regions because of the continuous process of closing of schools located in rural areas. Several authors as Mennucci (2006, Werebe (1994, Maia (1992, highlighted the neglect of educational policies in relation to rural areas. However, one of the objectives of this research is to demonstrate that historically were formed two policies for rural education: one for the large property and one for the small farm. To deepen the theoretical analysis and to corroborate the proposed hypothesis, we conducted an empirical investigation having how spatial area the mesoregion of the Western Paraná. A crise da escola rural é um fato concreto, manifestado em praticamente todas as regiões brasileiras em virtude do processo continuo de fechamento dos estabelecimentos escolares localizados no espaço rural. Vários autores como Mennucci (2006, Werebe (1994, Maia (1992, destacaram o descaso das políticas educacionais em relação às zonas rurais. Todavia, um dos objetivos da presente pesquisa é demonstrar que historicamente foram se constituindo duas políticas para a educação rural: uma destinada à grande propriedade e outra para a pequena propriedade agrícola. Para aprofundarmos a análise teórica e corroborar com a hipótese formulada, realizamos uma investigação empírica tendo como recorte espacial a mesorregião Oeste do Paraná.

  14. Effect of a hormone-releasing intrauterine system (Mirena® on aromatase and Cox-2 expression in patients with adenomyosis submitted or not, to endometrial resection

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    Maia R

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Hugo Maia Jr1,2, Clarice Haddad1, Julio Casoy1, Rebeca Maia1, Nathanael Pinheiro3, Elsimar M Coutinho11Centro de Pesquisa e Assistência em Reprodução Humana (CEPARH, 2Itaigara Memorial Day Hospital, 3IMAGEPAT, Salvador, Bahia, BrazilObjective: To investigate the effect of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (Mirena® on aromatase and cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2 expression in the endometrium of patients with adenomyosis who were submitted to endometrial resection at the time of insertion, compared to a group not submitted to endometrial resection and a group of controls with adenomyosis not submitted to any previous hormonal treatment.Patients and methods: Patients with adenomyosis (n = 89 were included in this study. Twenty-two patients had been using Mirena® for 5 years but had not been submitted to endometrial resection prior to insertion of the device. Twenty-four patients were submitted to endometrial resection at the time of Mirena® insertion. The remaining 43 patients with adenomyosis had undergone no previous hormonal treatment and served as a control group. Cox-2 and aromatase expression were determined in the endometrium by immunohistochemistry.Results: Use of Mirena® for 5 years reduced aromatase expression in the endometrium; however, this reduction was significantly greater in the uteri previously submitted to endometrial resection. The reduction in Cox-2 expression was significant only in the uteri submitted to endometrial resection followed by the insertion of Mirena®.Conclusion: Endometrial resection followed by the insertion of Mirena® was associated with greater rates of amenorrhea in patients with adenomyosis, which in turn were associated with a more effective inhibition of aromatase and Cox-2 expression in the endometrium.Keywords: aromatase, Mirena®, adenomyosis, Cox-2, endometrium, levonorgestrel

  15. Características clínicas e laboratoriais de meningites piogênicas em adultos Clinical and laboratorial characteristics of pyogenic meningitis in adults

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    Irênio Gomes

    1997-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram analisados dados do prontuário de 176 pacientes com idade igual ou superior a 15 anos, internados no Hospital Couto Maia, no período de janeiro de 1990 a dezembro de 1992, em Salvador-BA, com o diagnóstico de meningite piogênica. Observamos, em ordem decrescente, maior percentagem de pacientes com N. meningitidis (56,7%, S. pneumoniae (37,5% e E.coli. (3,3%. A letalidade foi maior no grupo com meningite pneumocócica. No grupo de indivíduos com meningite por pneumococo verificamos que a média etária e de leucócitos no sangue periférico foram superiores quando comparadas com o grupo de portadores de meningite meningocócica. Por outro lado, neste último grupo a média de glicorraquia foi maior. A presença de lesões cutâneas hemorrágicas mostrou-se preditora da etiologia meningocócica.We reviewed the charts of 176 adult patients, admitted with a diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis, in the Hospital Couto Maia, from January 1990 to December 1992. All the patients had community-acquired meningitis. In 120 patients we could identify the causative agent on Gram's staining and culture. The most common pathogens were N. meningitidis (56.7% S. pneumoniae (37.5% and E. coli (3.3%. The overall lethality rate was 19.8% and the lethality was greater in the group with streptococcus meningitis (31.8%. The mean age and the leukocyte in the peripheral blood were greater in the group with S. pneumoniae meningitis than in the meningococal group. Cutaneous hemorrhagic lesions was an excellent predictor meningococcal meningitis.

  16. Clinical and laboratorial characteristics of bacterial meningitis in children Características clínicas e laboratoriais de meningites bacterianas em crianças

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    Rita Lucena

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Data from the records of 528 children under 15 years old with diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis, admitted at the Hospital Couto Maia between 1990 and 1992 were analyzed. Bacterial meningitis was more frequent in children under the age of 1 year (37.8%. The most common etiologic agent was H. influenzae (42.2%. The global letality was 20.9%. Individual predictors of poor outcome were: absence of the "classic triad", CSF cell count under 1000 /mm³, age under 2 years, presence of seizures, depressed sensorium, and S. pneumoniae as causal agent.Foram analisados dados de prontuário de 528 crianças com faixa etária entre 1 mês e 15 anos e diagnóstico de meningite bacteriana aguda, admitidas no Hospital Couto Maia entre 1990 e 1992. Meningite bacteriana foi mais frequente em crianças com idade inferior a 1 ano (37,8%. O agente etiológico mais comum foi H. influenzae (42,2%. A letalidade global foi 20,9% e os fatores preditivos de pior prognóstico foram: ausência da "tríade clássica" (febre, vômitos e rigidez de nuca, celularidade do líquido cefalorraquidiano inferior a 1000 /mm³, idade inferior a 2 anos, presença de convulsões, alteração do nível de consciência e S. pneumoniae como agente causal.

  17. Two Quantum Polytropic Cycles

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    Arias-Hernández, L. A.; Morales-Serrano, A. F.

    2002-11-01

    In this work we follow the Bender et al paper [1] to study the quantum analogues of the Stirling and Ericsson polytropic cycles. In the context of the classical thermodynamics, the Stirling and Ericsson cycles correspond to reversible heat engines with two isothermal processes joined by two polytropic branches which occur in a device called regenerator. If this device is an ideal one, the efficiency of these cycles is the Carnot efficiency. Here, we introduce the quantum analogues of the Stirling and Ericsson cycles, the first one based on a double square potential well with a finite potential barrier, since in this system the tunnel effect could be the analogue to the regeneration classical process, therefore the isochoric quantum branches would really correspond to an internal energy storage, and the last one with an unknown system where the isobaric quantum processes don't induce changes in its quantum state. With these systems the quantum engines have cycles consisting of polytropic and isothermal quantum processes analogues to the corresponding classical processes. We show that in both cases the quantum cycles have an efficiency given by ηCQM = 1 - EC/EH, which is the same expression for the quantum analogue of the Carnot cycle studied by Bender.

  18. Two-Stage Robust Security-Constrained Unit Commitment with Optimizable Interval of Uncertain Wind Power Output

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    Dayan Sun

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Because wind power spillage is barely considered, the existing robust unit commitment cannot accurately analyze the impacts of wind power accommodation on on/off schedules and spinning reserve requirements of conventional generators and cannot consider the network security limits. In this regard, a novel double-level robust security-constrained unit commitment formulation with optimizable interval of uncertain wind power output is firstly proposed in this paper to obtain allowable interval solutions for wind power generation and provide the optimal schedules for conventional generators to cope with the uncertainty in wind power generation. The proposed double-level model is difficult to be solved because of the invalid dual transform in solution process caused by the coupling relation between the discrete and continuous variables. Therefore, a two-stage iterative solution method based on Benders Decomposition is also presented. The proposed double-level model is transformed into a single-level and two-stage robust interval unit commitment model by eliminating the coupling relation, and then this two-stage model can be solved by Benders Decomposition iteratively. Simulation studies on a modified IEEE 26-generator reliability test system connected to a wind farm are conducted to verify the effectiveness and advantages of the proposed model and solution method.

  19. Comparison of antiepileptic drugs on cognitive function in newly diagnosed epileptic children: a psychometric and neurophysiological study.

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    Chen, Y J; Kang, W M; So, W C

    1996-01-01

    Using a randomized parallel group study design, we compared the cognit ive effects of carbamazepine (CBZ), phenobarbital (PB), and valproate (VPA) in children with epilepsy. Seventy-three children with newly diagnosed epilepsy were tested with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), Bender-Gestalt test, and auditory event-related potentials (P 300) before and 6 and 12 months after antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. There were no significant differences in WISC-R IQs and Bender-Gestalt scores for children in any group at any of the three sessions. P 300 latencies were increased in the children receiving PB but not in children receiving CBZ and VPA. P 300 amplitudes were significantly reduced in treated children in all three groups, but amplitudes were not significantly different among the three groups. These findings suggest that PB may affect cognitive function of epileptic children and that the P 300 may be a sensitive additional procedure that can be used to assess the cognitive effect of AEDs.

  20. Clinical implications of brain atrophy by computed tomography in patients with age-related dementia

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    Imai, Yukimitsu; Honma, Akira; Ashida, Hiroshi; Hasegawa, Kazuo

    1981-01-01

    The purpose of the present study is to clarify the clinical significance of brain atrophy by computed tomography in age-related dementia. Eighty elderly patients with clinical diagnosis of presenile or senile dementia whose mental states were assessed clinically and by several psychometric test were studied by computed tomography. Patients with suspected cerebrovascular disorders and normal pressure hydrocephalus were excluded. Three tomographic sections through anterior and posterior horns and cella media of lateral ventricles and cortex with intracranial space of 60 - 80 cm 2 were evaluated. CSF spaces (%) were measured as an index of brain atrophy. The measurement of CSF spaces (%) was carried out by the computerized planimetric method to avoid visual definition of ventricular borders. In this study, CSF spaces comprised ventricular and subarachnoid spaces. Hasegawa's dementia scale, Bender-Gestalt test and Kohs' block design test were employed for the cognitive assessment of the subjects. In two sections through lateral ventricles, significant correlations were obtained between CSF spaces (%) and scores of Hasegawa's dementia scale and Kohs' block design test. Scores of Bender-Gestalt test did not correlate with CSF spaces (%) in these two sections. In the section through cortex, no correlation were found between CSF spaces (%) and scores of any psychometric test. Also, no positive correlations were obtained between age and CSF spaces (%) in the three sections. (author)

  1. Treatment of temporal aliasing effects in the context of next generation satellite gravimetry missions

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    Daras, Ilias; Pail, Roland

    2017-09-01

    Temporal aliasing effects have a large impact on the gravity field accuracy of current gravimetry missions and are also expected to dominate the error budget of Next Generation Gravimetry Missions (NGGMs). This paper focuses on aspects concerning their treatment in the context of Low-Low Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking NGGMs. Closed-loop full-scale simulations are performed for a two-pair Bender-type Satellite Formation Flight (SFF), by taking into account error models of new generation instrument technology. The enhanced spatial sampling and error isotropy enable a further reduction of temporal aliasing errors from the processing perspective. A parameterization technique is adopted where the functional model is augmented by low-resolution gravity field solutions coestimated at short time intervals, while the remaining higher-resolution gravity field solution is estimated at a longer time interval. Fine-tuning the parameterization choices leads to significant reduction of the temporal aliasing effects. The investigations reveal that the parameterization technique in case of a Bender-type SFF can successfully mitigate aliasing effects caused by undersampling of high-frequency atmospheric and oceanic signals, since their most significant variations can be captured by daily coestimated solutions. This amounts to a "self-dealiasing" method that differs significantly from the classical dealiasing approach used nowadays for Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment processing, enabling NGGMs to retrieve the complete spectrum of Earth's nontidal geophysical processes, including, for the first time, high-frequency atmospheric and oceanic variations.

  2. Transition of EMRIs through resonance: Corrections to higher order in the on-resonance flux modification

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    Mihaylov, Deyan P.; Gair, Jonathan R.

    2017-11-01

    Extreme-mass-ratio inspirals are candidate events for gravitational wave detection in the millihertz band (by detectors like Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (lisa)). These events involve a stellar-mass black hole, or a similar compact object, descending in the gravitational field of a supermassive black hole, eventually merging with it. Properties of the inspiralling trajectory away from resonance are well known and have been studied extensively; however, little is known about the behaviour of these binary systems at resonance, when the radial and lateral frequencies of the orbit become commensurate. We describe the two existing models: the instantaneous frequency approach used by Gair, Bender, and Yunes and the standard two-time scale approach implemented by Flanagan and Hinderer. In both cases, the exact treatment depends on the modeling of the gravitational self-force, which is currently not available. We extend the results from the work of Gair, Bender, and Yunes to higher order in the on-resonance flux modification and argue that the instantaneous frequency approach is also a valid treatment of the resonance problem. The non-linear differential equations which arise in treating resonances are interesting from a mathematical view point. We present our algorithm for perturbative solutions and the results to third order in the infinitesimal parameter and discuss the scope of this approach.

  3. Important Factors in the Cognitive Development of Children with Hearing Impairment: Case Studies of Candidates for Cochlear Implants

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    Nasralla, Heloisa Romeiro

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction The factors that affect the development of children with and without hearing disabilities are similar, provided their innate communication abilities are taken into account. Parents need to mourn the loss of the expected normally hearing child, and it is important that parents create bonds of affection with their child. Objective To conduct a postevaluation of the development and cognition of 20 candidates for cochlear implants between 1 and 13 years of age and to observe important factors in their development. Methods The following instruments were used in accordance with their individual merits: interviews with parents; the Vineland Social Maturity Scale; the Columbia Maturity Scale; free drawings; Bender and Pre-Bender testing; and pedagogical tests. Results The results are described. Conclusion Parental acceptance of a child's deafness proved to be the starting point for the child's verbal or gestural communication development, as well as for cognitive, motor, and emotional development. If the association between deafness and fine motor skills (with or without multiple disabilities undermines the development of a child's speech, it does not greatly affect communication when the child interacts with his or her peers and receives maternal stimulation. Overprotection and poor sociability make children less independent, impairs their development, and causes low self-esteem. Further observational studies are warranted to determine how cochlear implants contribute to patient recovery.

  4. New POLDI - project of reincarnation of a polarized neutron diffractometer at the reactor PIK

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    Zobkalo, I.; Gavrilov, S.; Matveev, V.; Fenske, J.

    2017-06-01

    The project of a considerable modernization of the polarized neutron diffractometer POLDI is discussed. It assumes the adoption of POLDI to a broader range of magnetic investigations such as determination of magnetic structures, detailed investigation of complex magnetic structures, studies of magnetic domains, study of the magnetization density maps, magnetic form-factor particularities, local susceptibility, etc. The flexible construction should permit to use either spherical neutron polarimetry technique or flipping ratio technique. Different types of polarization system were analyzed. Original focusing fan-like bender is proposed as polarizer unit. Our simulations give evidence that for the wavelength range 1.3 - 3 Å and with suitable size, such a device can give much better efficiency than 3He cells, which are often in use. The higher flux at the sample position of a factor of at least 3.3, with lower divergence and good polarization degree from 98% (1.3 Å) to above 94% (3 Å) makes the bender set-up favorable over the layout with a 3He-cell.

  5. [Studies in quantum field theory

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    During the period 4/1/89--3/31/90 the theoretical physics group supported by Department of Energy Contract No. AC02-78ER04915.A015 and consisting of Professors Bender and Shrauner, Associate Professor Papanicolaou, Assistant Professor Ogilvie, and Senior Research Associate Visser has made progress in many areas of theoretical and mathematical physics. Professors Bender and Shrauner, Associate Professor Papanicolaou, Assistant Professor Ogilvie, and Research Associate Visser are currently conducting research in many areas of high energy theoretical and mathematical physics. These areas include: strong-coupling approximation; classical solutions of non-Abelian gauge theories; mean-field approximation in quantum field theory; path integral and coherent state representations in quantum field theory; lattice gauge calculations; the nature of perturbation theory in large order; quark condensation in QCD; chiral symmetry breaking; the 1/N expansion in quantum field theory; effective potential and action in quantum field theories, including OCD; studies of the early universe and inflation, and quantum gravity

  6. Analyticity of the Free Energy of a Closed 3-Manifold

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    Stavros Garoufalidis

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The free energy of a closed 3-manifold is a 2-parameter formal power series which encodes the perturbative Chern-Simons invariant (also known as the LMO invariant of a closed 3-manifold with gauge group U(N for arbitrary N. We prove that the free energy of an arbitrary closed 3-manifold is uniformly Gevrey-1. As a corollary, it follows that the genus g part of the free energy is convergent in a neighborhood of zero, independent of the genus. Our results follow from an estimate of the LMO invariant, in a particular gauge, and from recent results of Bender-Gao-Richmond on the asymptotics of the number of rooted maps for arbitrary genus. We illustrate our results with an explicit formula for the free energy of a Lens space. In addition, using the Painlevé differential equation, we obtain an asymptotic expansion for the number of cubic graphs to all orders, stengthening the results of Bender-Gao-Richmond.

  7. Maturidade perceptual e inteligência

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    Fabián Javier Marín Rueda

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi analisar e correlacionar os resultados obtidos no Teste Guestáltico Visomotor de Bender e no Teste do Desenho da Figura Humana-Goodenough. A hipótese foi que haveria correlação negativa entre os testes, ou seja, conforme aumentasse o nível intelectual das crianças a partir do teste do Desenho da Figura Humana, diminuiria o número de erros apresentados no Bender. Participaram da pesquisa 312 crianças de ambos os sexos, de 1ª a 4ª série, de uma escola pública do interior de São Paulo, com idades variando entre sete e dez anos. Os resultados mostraram correlações negativas e significativas entre os testes, confirmando a hipótese do estudo. Tais resultados permitiriam inferir que o TGB e o DFH estariam medindo parte do mesmo construto, o que poderia ser considerado uma evidência de validade.

  8. Swashplateless Helicopter Experimental Investigation: Primary Control with Trailing Edge Flaps Actuated with Piezobenders

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    Copp, Peter

    Helicopter rotor primary control is conventionally carried out using a swashplate with pitch links. Eliminating the swashplate promises to reduce the helicopter's parasitic power in high speed forward flight, as well as may lead to a hydraulic-less vehicle. A Mach-scale swashplateless rotor is designed with integrated piezobender-actuated trailing edge flaps and systematically tested on the benchtop, in the vacuum chamber and on the hoverstand. The blade is nominally based on the UH-60 rotor with a hover tip Mach number of 0.64. The blade diameter is 66 inches requiring 2400 RPM for Mach scale simulation. The rotor hub is modified to reduce the blade fundamental torsional frequency to less than 2.0/rev by replacing the rigid pitch links with linear springs, which results in an increase of the blade pitching response to the trailing edge flaps. Piezoelectric multilayer benders provide the necessary bandwidth, stroke and stiffness to drive the flaps for primary control while fitting inside the blade profile and withstanding the high centrifugal forces. This work focuses on several key issues. A piezobender designed from a soft piezoelectric material, PZT-5K4, is constructed. The new material is used to construct multi-layer benders with increased stroke for the same stiffness relative to hard materials such as PZT-5H2. Each layer has a thickness of 10 mils. The soft material with gold electrodes requires a different bonding method than hard material with nickel electrodes. With this new bonding method, the measured stiffness matches precisely the predicted stiffness for a 12 layer bender with 1.26 inch length and 1.0 inch width with a stiffness of 1.04 lb/mil. The final in-blade bender has a length of 1.38 inches and 1.0 inch width with a stiffness of 0.325 lb/mil and stroke of 20.2 mils for an energy output of 66.3 lb-mil. The behavior of piezobenders under very high electric fields is investigated. High field means +18.9 kV/cm (limited by arcing in air) and -3.54k

  9. The decline of Dom Pedro II's empire and health: neurophatogenic implications O declínio do império e da saúde de Dom Pedro II: implicações neuropatogênicas

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    Marleide da Mota Gomes

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to know the medical doctors of the Emperor, the preconized treatment, and the knowledge about diabetes at that time, its repercussions on the Emperor's nervous system, and the related political implications. A narrative revision was made, based on primary and secondary sources. Dom Pedro II was examined by the aristocracy of the medicine at the time, especially Jean-Martin Charcot, amongst the doctors of international reputation, and Cláudio Velho da Motta Maia, amongst the Brazilian doctors. Charcot diagnosed in the Monarch: mental stress, diabetic neuropathy, and a cerebral vascular lesion, probably a stroke, that he differentiated from other vascular obliterations elsewhere. He demonstrated his knowledge about diabetic neuropathy, possible topographical alternatives to justify the urinary incontinence, and Dom Pedro's weakness in the legs. Throughout his illness, Dom Pedro II presented others manifestations that contributed to his physical fragility, and that, certainly too, to his political decline, deposition and the proclamation of the Brazilian Republic.O objetivo principal deste artigo é conhecer os médicos do Imperador, o tratamento preconizado e o conhecimento da ocasião sobre o diabetes, principalmente sobre suas repercussões no sistema nervoso do imperador e suas implicações políticas. Isso foi feito por uma revisão narrativa, baseado em fontes primárias e secundárias. Dom Pedro II foi examinado na ocasião pela aristocracia da medicina, a ressaltar Jean-Martin Charcot, dentre os médicos de reputação internacional, e Cláudio Velho da Motta Maia, dentre os brasileiros. Charcot diagnosticou no Monarca, além de tensão mental, neuropatia diabética e quadro vascular cerebral que ele diferenciou de outras obliterações vasculares em localizações diversas. Ele demonstrou o seu conhecimento sobre a neuropatia diabética, possíveis alternativas topográficas para justificar a incontin

  10. Aspectos clínicos e laboratoriais de meningite piogênica em lactentes Clinical and laboratorial aspects of acute bacterial meningitis in infants

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    Rita Lucena

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: descrever as características clínicas e laboratoriais da meningite piogênica em lactentes. MÉTODO: informações obtidas a partir do acompanhamento prospectivo dos lactentes com meningite piogênica, admitidos no Hospital Couto Maia no período de março a dezembro de 1997, foram inseridas em um banco de dados e analisadas com auxílio de programas estatísticos. RESULTADOS: meningite piogênica foi mais prevalente em lactentes com idade entre 6 meses e 1 ano, sendo o agente etiológico mais freqüente o Haemophilus influenzae. A letalidade global foi de 25,9% e, entre os sobreviventes, 39,3% deixaram o hospital apresentando alguma anormalidade compatível com envolvimento encefálico ao exame neurológico. CONCLUSÃO: meningite piogênica em lactentes se constitui em enfermidade com taxa de letalidade elevada, sendo, na maioria dos casos, passível de prevenção. Consideramos de grande relevância a adoção de medidas profiláticas de saúde visando redução da incidência desta enfermidade.OBJECTIVE: to describe clinical and laboratorial characteristics of acute bacterial meningitis in infants. METHOD: data from the prospective follow-up of infants with acute bacterial meningitis, admitted at the Hospital Couto Maia between March and December 1997, were analyzed with specific statistical software. RESULTS: acute bacterial meningitis was more prevalent in infants with ages varying from 6 months to 1 year. The most frequent etiologic agent was Haemophilus influenzae. The global lethality was 25.9% and among the survivors 39.3% left the hospital with some abnormality in the neurological exam compatible with the brain involvement. CONCLUSION: acute bacterial meningitis in infants is a high lethality disease that in the majority of cases can be prevented. We consider of great relevance the adoption of health prevention strategies in order to reduce the incidence of this disease.

  11. Improved interoceptive awareness in chronic low back pain: a comparison of Back school versus Feldenkrais method.

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    Paolucci, Teresa; Zangrando, Federico; Iosa, Marco; De Angelis, Simona; Marzoli, Caterina; Piccinini, Giulia; Saraceni, Vincenzo Maria

    2017-05-01

    To determine the efficacy of the Feldenkrais method for relieving pain in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and the improvement of interoceptive awareness. This study was designed as a single-blind randomized controlled trial. Fifty-three patients with a diagnosis of CLBP for at least 3 months were randomly allocated to the Feldenkrais (mean age 61.21 ± 11.53 years) or Back School group (mean age 60.70 ± 11.72 years). Pain was assessed using the visual analog scale (VAS) and McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ), disability was evaluated with the Waddel Disability Index, quality of life was measured with the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), and mind-body interactions were studied using the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness Questionnaire (MAIA). Data were collected at baseline, at the end of treatment, and at the 3-month follow-up. The two groups were matched at baseline for all the computed parameters. At the end of treatment (Tend), there were no significant differences between groups regarding chronic pain reduction (p = 0.290); VAS and MAIA-N sub scores correlated at Tend (R = 0.296, p = 0.037). By the Friedman analysis, both groups experienced significant changes in pain (p Feldenkrais method has comparable efficacy as Back School in CLBP. Implications for rehabilitation The Feldenkrais method is a mind-body therapy that is based on awareness through movement lessons, which are verbally guided explorations of movement that are conducted by a physiotherapist who is experienced and trained in this method. It aims to increase self-awareness, expand a person's repertoire of movements, and to promote increased functioning in contexts in which the entire body cooperates in the execution of movements. Interoceptive awareness, which improves with rehabilitation, has a complex function in the perception of chronic pain and should be investigated further in future research. The efficacy of the Feldenkrais method is

  12. Gribov ambiguity, perturbation theory, and confinement

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    Greensite, J.P.

    1978-01-01

    The generating functional proposed for gauge theories by Bender, Eguchi, and Pagels (BEP) is shown to be equivalent to a truncated form of the functional integral, in which only one field configuration from each gauge-equivalent Gribov set contributes to the functional integration. The standard perturbation technique provides a method of realizing this truncation condition. It is shown that any gauge-covariant quantity (such as the quark N-point functions), evaluated by perturbating around a field configuration gauge-equivalent to A = 0, is related by a gauge transformation to the same quantity evaluated perturbatively around the trivial vacuum. It follows that, contrary to the conclusion of BEP, the existence of degeneracies in the Coulomb gauge-fixing condition (the Gribov ambiguity) is not directly related to the physics of confinement

  13. Behaviour of Soil Subjected to Dynamic Loads

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    Bødker, L.

    1998-01-01

    foundations, and hence it is necessary to know the deformation properties for the soil at very low strain level. The main topic of the project is to increase the knowledge of the behaviour of Danish soils at small strain levels and to extend the laboratory facilities to deal with testing at small strains....... The soil behaviour at very small strain levels is non-linear, and the most common testing technique for this situation is the resonant column technique. One of the aims of this project is to install, check, get familiar with and perform tests on different kinds of Danish soils in a new Drnevich...... Longitudinal-Torsional Resonant Column apparatus placed at the Soil Mechanics Laboratory at Aalborg University. Another, but quite new technique for small strain testing to determine the maximum shear modulus, Gmax, is the bender element technique, and as part of the project this technique has also been...

  14. Southwest Research Institute assistance to NASA in biomedical areas of the technology

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    Culclasure, D. F.; Eckhardt, L.

    1971-01-01

    Significant applications of aerospace technology were achieved. These applications include: a miniaturized, noninvasive system to telemeter electrocardiographic signals of heart transplant patients during their recuperative period as graded situations are introduced; and economical vital signs monitor for use in nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals to indicate the onset of respiratory arrest; an implantable telemetry system to indicate the onset of the rejection phenomenon in animals undergoing cardiac transplants; an exceptionally accurate current proportional temperature controller for pollution studies; an automatic, atraumatic blood pressure measurement device; materials for protecting burned areas in contact with joint bender splints; a detector to signal the passage of animals by a given point during ecology studies; and special cushioning for use with below-knee amputees to protect the integrity of the skin at the stump/prosthesis interface.

  15. IB: A Monte Carlo simulation tool for neutron scattering instrument design under PVM and MPI

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    Zhao Jinkui

    2011-01-01

    Design of modern neutron scattering instruments relies heavily on Monte Carlo simulation tools for optimization. IB is one such tool written in C++ and implemented under Parallel Virtual Machine and the Message Passing Interface. The program was initially written for the design and optimization of the EQ-SANS instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source. One of its features is the ability to group simple instrument components into more complex ones at the user input level, e.g. grouping neutron mirrors into neutron guides and curved benders. The simulation engine manages the grouped components such that neutrons entering a group are properly operated upon by all components, multiple times if needed, before exiting the group. Thus, only a few basic optical modules are needed at the programming level. For simulations that require higher computer speeds, the program can be compiled and run in parallel modes using either the PVM or the MPI architectures.

  16. Finite-difference approach to solving operator equations of motion in quantum theory

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    Moncrief, V.

    1983-01-01

    We study the application of the ''leapfrog'' method of finite differencing to the approximate solution of operator equations of motion in quantum theory. We show that, for a wide class of linear and nonlinear systems, the leapfrog differencing scheme is exactly unitary. The method is sufficiently general to apply to many-particle systems with arbitrary potential forces and to lattice-regulated nonlinear sigma models and non-Abelian gauge theories. In contrast to the recent proposal of Bender and Sharp (which is based on the finite-elements method) our approach is explicit rather than implicit and, in the case of lattice-regulated field theories, has a lattice analog of microcausality. For systems with finitely many degrees of freedom and self-adjoint Hamiltonians, we show that our approximate solutions converge to the exact solutions in the limit in which the time step tends to zero

  17. Solubility of triolein in supercritical carbon dioxide by using continuous flow system and correlation with pressure, temperature and density; Ryutsushiki sochi wo mochiita chorinkai nisanka tanso chu no toriorein no yokaido no sokutei to atsuryoku, ondo, mitsudo joken tono sokan

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    Masuda, K.; Tao, K.; Imai, M.; Suzuki, I. [Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Food Science and Tech.

    2000-11-10

    The Solubility of triolein in supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO{sub 2}) was measured by a continuous flow system at various temperatures (313, 323, 333 and 343 K) and pressures (15, 20 and 25 MPa). The solubility of triolein increases with experimental pressure. The obtained data were compared with previous investigations. At 15 MPa, the solubility is considerably governed by temperature (343-313 K), i. e. 10{sup 2} - fold change of solubility. On the other hand, at 25 MPa, which is fully mature supercritical conditions, the influence of temperature on the solubility become weaker. Under constant pressure conditions, solubility of triolein decreases gradually with increasing temperature. Solubility is correlated well with the estimated density according to Bender (1970). (author)

  18. Characteristics of the street children of Colombia.

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    Aptekar, L

    1989-01-01

    Psychological characteristics of 56 Colombian male street children, aged 7 to 16, were examined from participant observations and results of three psychological tests given the children. The Kohs Block Design measured their intelligence; and the Human Figure Drawing and the Bender Gestalt measured emotional and neurological functioning. The test data showed the sample to be relatively healthy, intelligent, and emotionally intact. The children's relatively good scores on the tests may be understood by placing their abandonment in a cultural perspective, which includes the children's strong peer support system, their access to adult benefactors, and the fact that the children were developing in an orderly fashion from matrifocal families. The premise is made that by understanding the children more accurately more appropriate help may be given.

  19. Affects and assemblages

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    Samson, Kristine

    Affects and assemblages are Deleuzian Guattarian notions related to aesthetics and spatial territories. In recent urban geography and urban studies these notions are increasingly gaining more impact (Amin & Thrift 2002, Pile 2008, Farías & Bender 2010, Andersen & Harrison 2010, Thrift 2008). What...... happens to aesthetics and how does it change the existing social and geographical understanding of urban space? The paper sets out to reintroduce aesthetical aspects of affects and assemblages in relation to urban space and urban planning. It presupposes urban space as a continuous state of becoming where...... affects and assemblages produce subjective feelings and emotions (Pile 2009) Recently, urban experience designs and events aim at evoking affects through affects and assemblages. A Danish example is the Carlsberg city in Copenhagen another is The High line in Chelsea, New York (Samson 2011). Thus...

  20. Measurement and analysis of active synchrotron mirrors under operating conditions

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    Sutter, John P.; Alcock, Simon G.; Sawhney, Kawal

    2013-05-01

    At the Diamond Light Source, in situ slope error measurements using the pencil-beam method have enabled X-ray mirror surfaces to be examined in their beamline environment. A surface corrugation common to several bimorph mirrors and the removal of that corrugation by repolishing were both confirmed using this method. In the same way, mirrors curved in a controlled way with bending actuators and sag compensators could also be optimized. Fits to the elastic bending of ideal beams using the Euler-Bernoulli model have been performed on the slope errors of a mechanically bent mirror in order to distinguish bender curvatures from gravitational distortion and to calculate the compensating force that most reduces the latter effect. A successful improvement of the sag compensation mechanism of a vertically focusing mirror was also achieved, aided by a previously tested method for optimizing the settings of a mirror's actuators using pencil-beam scans.

  1. Measurement and analysis of active synchrotron mirrors under operating conditions

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    Sutter, John P.; Alcock, Simon G.; Sawhney, Kawal

    2013-01-01

    At the Diamond Light Source, in situ slope error measurements using the pencil-beam method have enabled X-ray mirror surfaces to be examined in their beamline environment. A surface corrugation common to several bimorph mirrors and the removal of that corrugation by repolishing were both confirmed using this method. In the same way, mirrors curved in a controlled way with bending actuators and sag compensators could also be optimized. Fits to the elastic bending of ideal beams using the Euler–Bernoulli model have been performed on the slope errors of a mechanically bent mirror in order to distinguish bender curvatures from gravitational distortion and to calculate the compensating force that most reduces the latter effect. A successful improvement of the sag compensation mechanism of a vertically focusing mirror was also achieved, aided by a previously tested method for optimizing the settings of a mirror's actuators using pencil-beam scans

  2. Challenging the 'King of the Road' - exploring mobility battles between cars and bikes in the USA

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    Mikkelsen, Jacob Bjerre; Smith, Shelley; Jensen, Ole B.

    mobility practices (Furness 2010). In a contribution to the repositioning of the bicycle, the qualities and positive impacts of bicycling on urban life are discussed (Jensen 2007, Petersen, 2007). Repositioning and reevaluating the car in American society implies examination and discussion of the main...... ideas and discourses that led to its status as the ‘King of the Road’. This paper theorizes this theme through a framework that includes both cultural and social agents (Jensen 2010), as well as infrastructural networks and systems (DeLanda 2006, Latour 2005, Farias & Bender 2010). The emerging ‘Biking...... Assemblages’ of American cities are related to the existing hegemonic systems, norms, and practices related to the car. This paper contains empirical field studies conducted in the city of Philadelphia, USA where the ongoing dispute between car-drivers and bicyclists, in news media termed ‘bike wars...

  3. 'Les ictus amnésiques' and transient global amnesia.

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    Pearce, J M S; Bogousslavsky, Julien

    2009-01-01

    In March 1909, R. Benon was probably the first to report a typical case of what we now call transient global amnesia. In 1956, Bender, and independently, Guyotat and Courjon described clinical and epidemiological features of transient amnesic attacks. The condition achieved general recognition after the term transient global amnesia (TGA) was introduced by Fisher and Adams in 1958. Their historic work is the main focus of this review. They reported 17 patients, with an abrupt anterograde amnesia of short duration. Classification and criteria are outlined. Various aetiologies have been postulated, but although TGA remains a clinically distinct syndrome, usually with a good prognosis, evidence of neither ischaemia nor epilepsy is demonstrable in most patients. Theories of jugular venous reflux may be relevant in some but probably not in most cases of this heterogeneous disorder. Copyright 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  4. Exploratory study of the relations between spatial ability and drawing from memory.

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    Czarnolewski, Mark Y; Eliot, John

    2012-04-01

    Test scores of 119 students, attending either a public four-year college or a technical school, were related to their proportionality and detail drawing scores on the Memory for Designs Test. In regression models, the ETS Maze Tracing, Eliot-Price Mental Rotations, and Bender-Gestalt tests were consistent predictors of proportionality scores, with the latter two tests uniquely related to these. The ETS Shapes Memory Test and the Form Board Test were the strongest predictors for detail accuracy scores. The Shapes test predicted proportionality when the CTY Visual Memory Test BB was excluded. The models then provided support for the hypothesis that drawing designs from memory, a critical skill in drawing, regardless of whether one focuses on accuracy for proportionality scores or for detail scores, is jointly related to the measures of recognition, production, and traditional spatial ability measures. This study identified multifaceted skills in drawing from memory.

  5. Design of an elliptically bent refocus mirror for the MERLIN beamline at the advanced light source

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    Kelez, Nicholas; Chuang, Yi-De; Smith-Baumann, Alexis; Franck, Keith; Duarte, R.; Lanzara, A.; Hasan, M.Z.; Dessau, D.S.; Chiang, T.C.; Shen, Z.-X.; Hussain, Zahid

    2007-01-01

    There is an increasing demand for well-focused beam with high quality imaging of the full field to further explore the potential of novel instruments. For beamlines operating at focal point, mechanical benders have often been used to shape the refocusing mirror into an ideal elliptical cylinder. Unfortunately, the limited number of couplings for these mechanisms requires specific substrate side-shaping, often calculated using beam bending theory [J.H. Underwood, Space Sci. Instrum. 3 (1977) 259; M. Howells et al., Opt. Eng. 39 (2000) 2748; T. Warwick et al., Document available at OSTI website: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/servlets/purl/842557-JYZCS3/native/], to meet demanding figure requirements. Here, we use finite element analysis (FEA) to validate the side-shaping algorithm and then couple the output with SHADOW to evaluate mirror performance when an ideal ellipse is not achieved

  6. Analysis of the Vibration Propagation in the Subsoil

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents in a comprehensive way issues related to propagation in a soil environment of vibrations originating during sheet piling vibratory driving. Considerations carried out comprised the FEM analysis of initial-boundary behaviour of the subsoil during impacts accompanying the works performed. The analysis has used the authors' RU+MCC constitutive model, which can realistically describe complex deformation characteristics in soils in the field of small strains, which accompany the phenomenon of shock propagation. The basis for model creation and for specification of material parameters of the presented model consisted of first-class tests performed in a triaxial apparatus using proximity detectors guaranteeing a proper measurement of strains ranging from 10-1 to 10-3% and bender elements. Results obtained from numerical analyses were confronted with results of field tests consisting in measurements of acceleration amplitudes generated on the ground surface due to technological impacts versus the distance from vibration source.

  7. Analysis of the Vibration Propagation in the Subsoil

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    Jastrzębska, Małgorzata; Łupieżowiec, Marian; Uliniarz, Rafał; Jaroń, Artur

    2015-02-01

    The paper presents in a comprehensive way issues related to propagation in a soil environment of vibrations originating during sheet piling vibratory driving. Considerations carried out comprised the FEM analysis of initial-boundary behaviour of the subsoil during impacts accompanying the works performed. The analysis has used the authors' RU+MCC constitutive model, which can realistically describe complex deformation characteristics in soils in the field of small strains, which accompany the phenomenon of shock propagation. The basis for model creation and for specification of material parameters of the presented model consisted of first-class tests performed in a triaxial apparatus using proximity detectors guaranteeing a proper measurement of strains ranging from 10-1 to 10-3% and bender elements. Results obtained from numerical analyses were confronted with results of field tests consisting in measurements of acceleration amplitudes generated on the ground surface due to technological impacts versus the distance from vibration source.

  8. How to Represent Female Identity on the Restoration Stage: Actresses (Self Fashioning

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    González Raquel Serrano

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Despite the shifting ideologies of gender of the seventeenth century, the arrival of the first actresses caused deep social anxiety: theatre gave women a voice to air grievances and to contest, through their own bodies, traditional gender roles. This paper studies two of the best-known actresses, Nell Gwyn and Anne Bracegirdle, and the different public personae they created to negotiate their presence in this all-male world. In spite of their differing strategies, both women gained fame and profit in the male-dominated theatrical marketplace, confirming them as the ultimate “gender benders,” who appropriated the male role of family’s supporter and bread-winner

  9. Cache-Oblivious Search Trees via Binary Trees of Small Height

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    Brodal, G.S.; Fagerberg, R.; Jacob, R.

    2002-01-01

    We propose a version of cache oblivious search trees which is simpler than the previous proposal of Bender, Demaine and Farach-Colton and has the same complexity bounds. In particular, our data structure avoids the use of weight balanced B-trees, and can be implemented as just a single array......, and range queries in worst case O(logB n + k/B) memory transfers, where k is the size of the output.The basic idea of our data structure is to maintain a dynamic binary tree of height log n+O(1) using existing methods, embed this tree in a static binary tree, which in turn is embedded in an array in a cache...... oblivious fashion, using the van Emde Boas layout of Prokop.We also investigate the practicality of cache obliviousness in the area of search trees, by providing an empirical comparison of different methods for laying out a search tree in memory....

  10. Some aspects of the chronological dose distribution in the radiobiology and radiotherapy

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    Ulmer, W.

    1986-06-01

    The linear quadratic model provides, when applied to standard fractionation schemes, results comparable to the Ellis-formula, but it may also be applied to problems such as multifractionations, application of high single doses and afterloading methods (interstitial and intracavitary therapy with either short-time application or continuous irradiation), where the Ellis-formula is rather questionable. A further critical point of the latter formula is the estimation of late responses. However, the limitations of the linear quadratic computation model may be determined by a comparison with a cubic survival formula S=exp (-(..cap alpha..D+..beta..D/sup 2/+deltaD/sup 3/)) or with the Bender-Gooch-formula.

  11. [Studies in quantum field theory: Progress report, April 1, 1991--March 31, 1992

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    Bender, C.M.

    1992-01-01

    Professors Bender, Bernard, and Shrauner, Assistant Professors Ogilvie and Goltermann, Research Assistant Professors Visser and Petcher, and Research Associate Rivas are currently conducting research in many areas of high energy theoretical and mathematical physics. These areas include: lattice gauge calculations of masses and weak matrix elements; strong-coupling approximation; low-energy effective field theories; classical solutions of non-Abelian gauge theories; mean-field approximation in quantum field theory; path integral and coherent state representations in quantum field theory; the nature of perturbation theory in large order; quark condensation in QCD; chiral fermion theories on the lattice; the 1/N expansion in quantum field theory; effective potential and action in quantum field theories, including QCD; studies of the early universe and inflation; quantum gravity. This work is described in detail in the body of this proposal

  12. Learning disabilities: analysis of 69 children

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available With this article we intend to demonstrate the importance of evaluation and follow up of children with learning disabilities, through a multidisciplinary team. As well as to establish the need of intervention. We evaluate 69 children, from Aline Picheth Public School, in Curitiba, attending first or second grade of elementary school, through general and evolutionary neurological examination, pediatric checklist symptoms, and social, linguistic and psychological (WISC-III, Bender Infantile and WPPSI-figures evaluation. The incidence was higher in boys (84,1%, familiar history of learning disabilities was found in 42%, and writing abnormalities in 56,5%. The most frequent diagnosis was attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, in 39,1%. With this program, we aimed to reduce the retention taxes and stress the importance of this evaluation, and, if necessary, multidisciplinar intervention in the cases of learning disabilities.

  13. Polarized triple-axis spectrometer TASP

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    Boeni, P.; Keller, P. [Lab. for Neutron Scattering ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland) and Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland)

    1996-11-01

    The polarized triple-axis spectrometer TASP at SINQ has been optimized for measuring magnetic cross sections in condensed matter. The neutrons are polarized or analyzed either by means of benders or Heusler monochromators. The beam divergence, i.e. the intensity, and the spectral range of the neutrons is rather large because of the supermirror coatings of the feeding neutron guide. The intensity can be further increased at the sample position by means of a focussing monochromator and a focussing anti-trumpet. The end position of TASP allows the tailoring of the neutron beam already before the monochromator and to scatter neutrons over very wide ranges of angles. (author) 6 figs., 1 tab., 8 refs.

  14. Non-Hermitian Quantum Systems and Time-Optimal Quantum Evolution

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    Alexander I. Nesterov

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Recently, Bender et al. have considered the quantum brachistochrone problem for the non-Hermitian PT-symmetric quantum system and have shown that the optimal time evolution required to transform a given initial state |ψ_i> into a specific final state |ψ_f> can be made arbitrarily small. Additionally, it has been shown that finding the shortest possible time requires only the solution of the two-dimensional problem for the quantum system governed by the effective Hamiltonian acting in the subspace spanned by |ψ_i> and |ψ_f>. In this paper, we study a similar problem for the generic non-Hermitian Hamiltonian, focusing our attention on the geometric aspects of the problem.

  15. The quantum brachistochrone problem for non-Hermitian Hamiltonians

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    Assis, Paulo E G; Fring, Andreas [Centre for Mathematical Science, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB (United Kingdom)], E-mail: Paulo.Goncalves-De-Assis.1@city.ac.uk, E-mail: A.Fring@city.ac.uk

    2008-06-20

    Recently Bender, Brody, Jones and Meister found that in the quantum brachistochrone problem the passage time needed for the evolution of certain initial states into specified final states can be made arbitrarily small, when the time-evolution operator is taken to be non-Hermitian but PT-symmetric. Here we demonstrate that such phenomena can also be obtained for non-Hermitian Hamiltonians for which PT-symmetry is completely broken, i.e. dissipative systems. We observe that the effect of a tunable passage time can be achieved by projecting between orthogonal eigenstates by means of a time-evolution operator associated with a non-Hermitian Hamiltonian. It is not essential that this Hamiltonian is PT-symmetric.

  16. The brachistochrone in almost flat space

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    Kamath, S. G.

    1988-10-01

    This paper is an extension, within the framework of general relativity, of the relativistic brachistochrone discussed recently by Goldstein and Bender [J. Math. Phys. 27, 507 (1986)]. Assuming that the gravitational field due to a spherically symmetric source with mass M at equilibrium is weak, it is found that the brachistochrone, for a falling particle of mass m, described by Θ(r), with Θ an angle and r a distance measured from the center of symmetry, is in general a hyperelliptic integral. The latter integral can in one case be calculated exactly in terms of the normal elliptic integrals of the first and third kinds and the elementary transcendental functions. It is shown via a numerical computation using the sun's gravitational field as a reference that one can recast this exact version into a simple form, viz., (r)1/2Θ=a, where a is a constant.

  17. Brachistochrone in almost flat space

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    Kamath, S.G.

    1988-10-01

    This paper is an extension, within the framework of general relativity, of the relativistic brachistochrone discussed recently by Goldstein and Bender (J. Math. Phys. 27, 507 (1986)). Assuming that the gravitational field due to a spherically symmetric source with mass M at equilibrium is weak, it is found that the brachistochrone, for a falling particle of mass m, described by THETA(r), with THETA an angle and r a distance measured from the center of symmetry, is in general a hyperelliptic integral. The latter integral can in one case be calculated exactly in terms of the normal elliptic integrals of the first and third kinds and the elementary transcendental functions. It is shown via a numerical computation using the sun's gravitational field as a reference that one can recast this exact version into a simple form, viz., (r)/sup 1/2/THETA = a, where a is a constant.

  18. The quantum brachistochrone problem for non-Hermitian Hamiltonians

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    Assis, Paulo E. G.; Fring, Andreas

    2008-06-01

    Recently Bender, Brody, Jones and Meister found that in the quantum brachistochrone problem the passage time needed for the evolution of certain initial states into specified final states can be made arbitrarily small, when the time-evolution operator is taken to be non-Hermitian but \\mathcal{PT} -symmetric. Here we demonstrate that such phenomena can also be obtained for non-Hermitian Hamiltonians for which \\mathcal{PT} -symmetry is completely broken, i.e. dissipative systems. We observe that the effect of a tunable passage time can be achieved by projecting between orthogonal eigenstates by means of a time-evolution operator associated with a non-Hermitian Hamiltonian. It is not essential that this Hamiltonian is \\mathcal{PT} -symmetric.

  19. (Studies in quantum field theory: Progress report, April 1, 1991--March 31, 1992)

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    Bender, C M

    1992-01-01

    Professors Bender, Bernard, and Shrauner, Assistant Professors Ogilvie and Goltermann, Research Assistant Professors Visser and Petcher, and Research Associate Rivas are currently conducting research in many areas of high energy theoretical and mathematical physics. These areas include: lattice gauge calculations of masses and weak matrix elements; strong-coupling approximation; low-energy effective field theories; classical solutions of non-Abelian gauge theories; mean-field approximation in quantum field theory; path integral and coherent state representations in quantum field theory; the nature of perturbation theory in large order; quark condensation in QCD; chiral fermion theories on the lattice; the 1/N expansion in quantum field theory; effective potential and action in quantum field theories, including QCD; studies of the early universe and inflation; quantum gravity. This work is described in detail in the body of this proposal.

  20. Non-Hermitian Quantum Systems and Time-Optimal Quantum Evolution

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    Nesterov, Alexander I.

    2009-07-01

    Recently, Bender et al. have considered the quantum brachistochrone problem for the non-Hermitian PT-symmetric quantum system and have shown that the optimal time evolution required to transform a given initial state |ψi> into a specific final state |ψf> can be made arbitrarily small. Additionally, it has been shown that finding the shortest possible time requires only the solution of the two-dimensional problem for the quantum system governed by the effective Hamiltonian acting in the subspace spanned by |ψi> and |ψf>. In this paper, we study a similar problem for the generic non-Hermitian Hamiltonian, focusing our attention on the geometric aspects of the problem.

  1. A polarizing neutron periscope for neutron imaging

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    Schulz, Michael; Boeni, Peter; Calzada, Elbio; Muehlbauer, Martin; Neubauer, Andreas; Schillinger, Burkhard

    2009-01-01

    Optical neutron polarizers like guides or benders destroy the collimation of a neutron beam due to multiple reflections or scattering. This makes them unsuitable for their use in polarized neutron radiography, because the beam collimation is essential to obtain high spatial resolution. We have developed a neutron polarizer based on the principle of an optical periscope with a zigzag double reflection on two parallel high-m supermirror polarizers. If the supermirrors are perfectly parallel and flat, the beam collimation is left unchanged by such a device. A first proof of concept version of this type of polarizer was built and tested. We expect to achieve a beam polarization of up to 99% with an improved version yet to be built.

  2. A polarizing neutron periscope for neutron imaging

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    Schulz, Michael [FRM II, Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany); Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Physik Department E21, James Franck Strasse, 85748 Garching (Germany)], E-mail: Michael.Schulz@frm2.tum.de; Boeni, Peter [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Physik Department E21, James Franck Strasse, 85748 Garching (Germany); Calzada, Elbio; Muehlbauer, Martin [FRM II, Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany); Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Physik Department E21, James Franck Strasse, 85748 Garching (Germany); Neubauer, Andreas [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Physik Department E21, James Franck Strasse, 85748 Garching (Germany); Schillinger, Burkhard [FRM II, Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany); Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Physik Department E21, James Franck Strasse, 85748 Garching (Germany)

    2009-06-21

    Optical neutron polarizers like guides or benders destroy the collimation of a neutron beam due to multiple reflections or scattering. This makes them unsuitable for their use in polarized neutron radiography, because the beam collimation is essential to obtain high spatial resolution. We have developed a neutron polarizer based on the principle of an optical periscope with a zigzag double reflection on two parallel high-m supermirror polarizers. If the supermirrors are perfectly parallel and flat, the beam collimation is left unchanged by such a device. A first proof of concept version of this type of polarizer was built and tested. We expect to achieve a beam polarization of up to 99% with an improved version yet to be built.

  3. Evaluation of Strains and Thicknesses of Pipe Elbows on the Basis of Expressions Resulting from the Eudirective for the Case of Large and Small Deformations

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    Śloderbach Z.

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The relations to calculate the maximum value of strains in processes of bending tubes on benders, in stretched layers of tubes, are presented in this work on the basis of the EU-Directive concerning production of pressure equipment. It has been shown that for large deformations that occur during bending of the pipes on knees, logarithmic strain measures (real and relative strain measures give different values of strain but equal wall thicknesses in the bending zone. Logarithmic measures are frequently used in engineering practice and are valid for large and small deformations. Reverse expressions were also derived to calculate the required initial wall thickness of the tube to be bent, in order to obtain the desired wall thickness of the knee after bending.

  4. Decomposition techniques in mathematical programming engineering and science applications

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    Conejo, Antonio J; Minguez, Roberto; Garcia-Bertrand, Raquel

    2006-01-01

    Optimization plainly dominates the design, planning, operation, and c- trol of engineering systems. This is a book on optimization that considers particular cases of optimization problems, those with a decomposable str- ture that can be advantageously exploited. Those decomposable optimization problems are ubiquitous in engineering and science applications. The book considers problems with both complicating constraints and complicating va- ables, and analyzes linear and nonlinear problems, with and without in- ger variables. The decomposition techniques analyzed include Dantzig-Wolfe, Benders, Lagrangian relaxation, Augmented Lagrangian decomposition, and others. Heuristic techniques are also considered. Additionally, a comprehensive sensitivity analysis for characterizing the solution of optimization problems is carried out. This material is particularly novel and of high practical interest. This book is built based on many clarifying, illustrative, and compu- tional examples, which facilitate the learning p...

  5. On supergroups with odd Clifford parameters and non-anticommutative supersymmetry

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    Kuznetsova, Z. [Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), MG (Brazil). Inst. de Ciencias Exatas]. E-mail: zhanna@cbpf.br; Rojas, M.; Toppan, F. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)]. E-mails: mrojas@cbpf.br; toppan@cbpf.br

    2007-07-01

    We investigate super groups with Grassmann parameters replaced by odd Clifford parameters. The connection with non-anti commutative supersymmetry is discussed. A Berezin-like calculus for odd Clifford variables is introduced. Fermionic covariant derivatives for super groups with odd Clifford variables are derived. Applications to supersymmetric quantum mechanics are made. Deformations of the original supersymmetric theories are encountered when the fermionic covariant derivatives do not obey the graded Leibniz property. The simplest non-trivial example is given by the N = 2 SQM with a real (1, 2, 1) multiplet and a cubic potential. The action is real. Depending on the overall sign ('Euclidean' or 'Lorentzian') of the deformation, a Bender-Boettcher pseudo-hermitian Hamiltonian is encountered when solving the equation of motion of the auxiliary field. A possible connection of our framework with the Drinfeld twist deformation of supersymmetry is pointed out. (author)

  6. On supergroups with odd Clifford parameters and non-anticommutative supersymmetry

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    Kuznetsova, Z.

    2007-01-01

    We investigate super groups with Grassmann parameters replaced by odd Clifford parameters. The connection with non-anti commutative supersymmetry is discussed. A Berezin-like calculus for odd Clifford variables is introduced. Fermionic covariant derivatives for super groups with odd Clifford variables are derived. Applications to supersymmetric quantum mechanics are made. Deformations of the original supersymmetric theories are encountered when the fermionic covariant derivatives do not obey the graded Leibniz property. The simplest non-trivial example is given by the N = 2 SQM with a real (1, 2, 1) multiplet and a cubic potential. The action is real. Depending on the overall sign ('Euclidean' or 'Lorentzian') of the deformation, a Bender-Boettcher pseudo-hermitian Hamiltonian is encountered when solving the equation of motion of the auxiliary field. A possible connection of our framework with the Drinfeld twist deformation of supersymmetry is pointed out. (author)

  7. Variantes psicosociales y el uso e interpretación de pruebas psicológicas

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    Cecilia Thorne

    1993-06-01

    Full Text Available Se resalta la importancia de la adaptación, las normas y el análisis e interpretación cualitativa de los resultados. La autora ejemplifica cada uno de estos puntos a la luz de resultados de investigaciones llevadas a cabo en el medio con el WISC-R, Bender, Prueba deDiscriminación Auditiva, las Láminas de Evaluación.del Vocabulario y las Pruebas de Decodificación y Comprensión de Lectura Inicial. Se concluye que las pruebas pueden ser herramientas positivas de intervención y no simplemente ser utilizadas corno una constatación de diferencias entre grupos de distinto nivel sociocultural.

  8. Robust Computation of Error Vector Magnitude for Wireless Standards

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    Jensen, Tobias Lindstrøm; Larsen, Torben

    2013-01-01

    The modulation accuracy described by an error vector magnitude is a critical parameter in modern communication systems — defined originally as a performance metric for transmitters but now also used in receiver design and for more general signal analysis. The modulation accuracy is a measure of how...... far a test signal is from a reference signal at the symbol values when some parameters in a reconstruction model are optimized for best agreement. This paper provides an approach to computation of error vector magnitude as described in several standards from measured or simulated data. It is shown...... that the error vector magnitude optimization problem is generally non-convex. Robust estimation of the initial conditions for the optimizer is suggested, which is particularly important for a non-convex problem. A Bender decomposition approach is used to separate convex and non-convex parts of the problem...

  9. Upgrade of the neutron guide system at the OPAL Neutron Source

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    Rodriguez, D Martin; Kennedy, S J; Klose, F

    2010-01-01

    The new research reactor at ANSTO (OPAL) is operating with seven neutron beam instruments in the user programme and three more under construction. The reactor design provides for expansion of the facility to eighteen instruments, and much of the basic infrastructure is already in place. However, an expansion of the neutron guide system is needed for further beam instruments. For this purpose, several possibilities are under consideration, such as insertion of multi-channel neutron benders in the existing cold guides or the construction of a new elliptic cold guide. In this work Monte Carlo (MC) simulations have been used to evaluate performance of these guide configurations. Results show that these configurations can be competitive with the best instruments in the world.

  10. Addressing congestion on single allocation hub-and-spoke networks

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    Ricardo Saraiva de Camargo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available When considering hub-and-spoke networks with single allocation, the absence of alternative routes makes this kind of systems specially vulnerable to congestion effects. In order to improve the design of such networks, congestion costs must be addressed. This article deploys two different techniques for addressing congestion on single allocation hub-and-spoke networks: the Generalized Benders Decomposition and the Outer Approximation method. Both methods are able to solve large scale instances. Computational experiments show how the adoption of advanced solution strategies, such as Pareto-optimal cut generation on the Master Problem branch-and-bound tree, may be decisive. They also demonstrate that the solution effort is not only associated with the size of the instances, but also with their combination of the installation and congestion costs.

  11. Long-term follow-up results of post-radiation therapy for pituitary adenoma. Focusing on highly functional disorders

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    Hirao, Jun; Mitsushima, Yuzuru; Watanabe, Takashi; Hori, Tomokatsu; Miwa, Miwako [Tottori Univ., Yonago (Japan). School of Medicine

    1997-01-01

    Affective disorders and highly functional disorders derived from diencephalohypophyseal function and observable in adult patients who underwent radiation therapy for macroadenoma were evaluated. Patients (4 males and 3 females) were 45.14 years old in average, who had received 48-50 (49.6 in a mean) Gy of 2-gated {sup 60}Co irradiation to 5 x 5 cm area around Turkish saddle 7.8 years ago in a mean (3y4m-21y5m). Tests for mentation and computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for organic disorders were performed for the evaluation. Lowered functions in encoding and Bender-Gestalt test were recognized without any organic abnormality. (K.H.)

  12. Long-term follow-up results of post-radiation therapy for pituitary adenoma. Focusing on highly functional disorders

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    Hirao, Jun; Mitsushima, Yuzuru; Watanabe, Takashi; Hori, Tomokatsu; Miwa, Miwako

    1997-01-01

    Affective disorders and highly functional disorders derived from diencephalohypophyseal function and observable in adult patients who underwent radiation therapy for macroadenoma were evaluated. Patients (4 males and 3 females) were 45.14 years old in average, who had received 48-50 (49.6 in a mean) Gy of 2-gated 60 Co irradiation to 5 x 5 cm area around Turkish saddle 7.8 years ago in a mean (3y4m-21y5m). Tests for mentation and computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for organic disorders were performed for the evaluation. Lowered functions in encoding and Bender-Gestalt test were recognized without any organic abnormality. (K.H.)

  13. Perturbation series at large orders in quantum mechanics and field theories: application to the problem of resummation

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    Zinn-Justin, J.; Freie Univ. Berlin

    1981-01-01

    In this review I present a method to estimate the large order behavior of perturbation theory in quantum mechanics and field theory. The basic idea, due to Lipatov, is to relate the large order behavior to (in general complex) instanton contributions to the path integral representation of Green's functions. I explain the method first in the case of a simple integral and of the anharmonic oscillator and recover the results of Bender and Wu. I apply it then to the PHI 4 field theory. I study general potentials and boson field theories. I show, following Parisi, how the method can be generalized to theories with fermions. Finally I outline the implications of these results for the summability of the series. In particular I explain a method to sum divergent series based on a Borel transformation. In a last section I compare the larger order behavior predictions to actual series calculation. I present also some numerical examples of series summation. (orig.)

  14. Visual-Motor Maturity and Executive Functions in Schoolchildren

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    Ana Luisa Silva de Oliveira

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Visual-motor maturity and executive functions are closely related in the child development process. This study aimed to investigate the relation between visual-motor abilities and executive functions in 83 healthy children between 7 and 10 years old. The tools used were the Bender Gestalt Visual-Motor Test - Gradual Scoring System (B-GSS, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST, Raven's Progressive Matrices (RPM, and Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF. The correlation between the B-GSS and WCST scores was significantly negative (r = -.23, p < .033, while ROCF variables, such as Total Memory and Total Copy, had a moderate, significant correlation with total B-GSS score (r = -.55, p < .001; r = -.44, p < .001, respectively. The results empirically show the relation between executive functions and visual-motor maturity and are discussed in face of developmental neuropsychology.

  15. Reliability and Validity of Colored Progressive Matrices for 4-6 Age Children

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    Ahmet Bildiren

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available In this research, it was aimed to test the reliability and validity of Colored Progressive Matrices for children between the ages of 4 to 6 from 15 schools. The sample of the study consisted of 640 kindergarten children. Test-retest and parallel form were used for reliability analyses. For the validity analysis, the relations between the Colored Progressive Matrices Test and Bender Gestalt Visual Motor Sensitivity Test, WISC-R and TONI-3 tests were examined. The results showed that there was a significant relation between the test-retest results and the parallel forms in all the age groups. Validity analyses showed strong correlations between the Colored Progressive Matrices and all the other measures.

  16. Polarized triple-axis spectrometer TASP

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    Boeni, P.; Keller, P.

    1996-01-01

    The polarized triple-axis spectrometer TASP at SINQ has been optimized for measuring magnetic cross sections in condensed matter. The neutrons are polarized or analyzed either by means of benders or Heusler monochromators. The beam divergence, i.e. the intensity, and the spectral range of the neutrons is rather large because of the supermirror coatings of the feeding neutron guide. The intensity can be further increased at the sample position by means of a focussing monochromator and a focussing anti-trumpet. The end position of TASP allows the tailoring of the neutron beam already before the monochromator and to scatter neutrons over very wide ranges of angles. (author) 6 figs., 1 tab., 8 refs

  17. Status and recent developments in diffractive neutron optics at the ILL

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    Courtois, P.; Bigault, T.; Andersen, K. H.; Baudin-Cavallo, J.; Ben Saïdane, K.; Berneron, M.; El-Aazzouzzi, A.; Gorny, D.; Graf, W.; Guiblain, T.; Hehn, R.; Hetzler, E.; Menthonnex, C.; Mestrallet, B.; Dewhurst, C.

    2006-11-01

    We present the present status and recent advances in diffractive neutron optics at the ILL. Very high-quality copper crystals with intrinsic mosaics of the order of 1‧ can now be produced which is of interest for the reproducible production of higher-mosaic anisotropic crystals for neutron monochromators and potentially for a gamma-ray Laue lens for astrophysical applications. Recent progress in the growth of mosaic germanium crystals now allows us to produce high-quality crystals with a controllable and anisotropic mosaic of up to several degrees. Polarising supermirrors of Fe-Si can now be produced with critical angles of up to 4 times the critical angle of natural nickel. Recent applications include a solid-state S-bender, a transmission polariser for small-angle scattering and a polarising monochromator for 8.9 Å neutrons for the production of ultra-cold neutrons.

  18. Status and recent developments in diffractive neutron optics at the ILL

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    Courtois, P.; Bigault, T.; Andersen, K.H.; Baudin-Cavallo, J.; Ben Saidane, K.; Berneron, M.; El-Aazzouzzi, A.; Gorny, D.; Graf, W.; Guiblain, T.; Hehn, R.; Hetzler, E.; Menthonnex, C.; Mestrallet, B.; Dewhurst, C.

    2006-01-01

    We present the present status and recent advances in diffractive neutron optics at the ILL. Very high-quality copper crystals with intrinsic mosaics of the order of 1' can now be produced which is of interest for the reproducible production of higher-mosaic anisotropic crystals for neutron monochromators and potentially for a gamma-ray Laue lens for astrophysical applications. Recent progress in the growth of mosaic germanium crystals now allows us to produce high-quality crystals with a controllable and anisotropic mosaic of up to several degrees. Polarising supermirrors of Fe-Si can now be produced with critical angles of up to 4 times the critical angle of natural nickel. Recent applications include a solid-state S-bender, a transmission polariser for small-angle scattering and a polarising monochromator for 8.9 A neutrons for the production of ultra-cold neutrons

  19. Personality traits in childhood, distortion and integration of forms: a validity study

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    Sisto, Fermino Fernandes; Bueno, José Maurício Haas; Marín Rueda, Fabián Javier

    2003-01-01

    As relações entre traços de personalidade e percepção visomotora foram estudadas em 344 estudantes, de 6 a 12 anos, de ambos os sexos. Com o teste gestáltico de Bender obtiveram-se pontuações para distorção de formas e integração e outras medidas, soma das pontuações das figuras. A Escala de Personalidade para crianças informou sobre neuroticidade, psicoticidade, extroversão e adequação. Houve correlações positivas e significativas em relação a neuroticismo e algumas medidas de integração; ps...

  20. The Relationship Between Perceptual Motor Skills and Attention

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    Vanessa de Sousa

    Full Text Available Abstract: Although the relationship between perceptual motor skills and attention is reported in the literature, few studies have empirically explored this association. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between these constructs, using the Bender-Gestalt Test: Gradual Scoring System (B-SPG and the Psychological Battery for Attention Assessment (BPA. The participants were 320 children from four public schools in a city located in the South of the state of Minas Gerais, with ages ranging from seven to 10 years (M = 8.39, SD = 1.10 and 196 (55.9 % female. The results showed negative, moderate and significant correlations between the total scores of the instruments, indicating the relationship between the constructs. Although the data has confirmed the existence of a relationship between perceptual motor skills and attention, further studies with samples from other regions are necessary.

  1. Enhancement of Optical Adaptive Sensing by Using a Dual-Stage Seesaw-Swivel Actuator with a Tunable Vibration Absorber

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    Po-Chien Chou

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Technological obstacles to the use of rotary-type swing arm actuators to actuate optical pickup modules in small-form-factor (SFF disk drives stem from a hinge’s skewed actuation, subsequently inducing off-axis aberrations and deteriorating optical quality. This work describes a dual-stage seesaw-swivel actuator for optical pickup actuation. A triple-layered bimorph bender made of piezoelectric materials (PZTs is connected to the suspension of the pickup head, while the tunable vibration absorber (TVA unit is mounted on the seesaw swing arm to offer a balanced force to reduce vibrations in a focusing direction. Both PZT and TVA are designed to satisfy stable focusing operation operational requirements and compensate for the tilt angle or deformation of a disc. Finally, simulation results verify the performance of the dual-stage seesaw-swivel actuator, along with experimental procedures and parametric design optimization confirming the effectiveness of the proposed system.

  2. Chronic neurobehavioural effects of elemental mercury in dentists.

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    Ngim, C H; Foo, S C; Boey, K W; Jeyaratnam, J

    1992-11-01

    Neurobehavioural tests were performed by 98 dentists (mean age 32, range 24-49) exposed to elemental mercury vapour and 54 controls (mean age 34, range 23-50) with no history of occupational exposure to mercury. The dentists were exposed to an average personal air concentration time weighted average (TWA) of 0.014 (range 0.0007-0.042) mg/m3 for a mean period of 5.5 (range 0.7-24) years and had a mean blood mercury concentration of 9.8 (range 0.6-57) micrograms/l. In neurobehavioural tests measuring motor speed (finger tapping), visual scanning (trail making), visuomotor coordination and concentration (digit symbol), verbal memory (digit span, logical memory delayed recall), visual memory (visual reproduction, immediate and delayed recall), and visuomotor coordination speed (bender-gestalt time), the performance of the dentists was significantly worse than that of the controls. The dentists scored 3.9 to 38.9% (mean 13.9%) worse in these tests. In trail making, digit span, logical memory delayed recall, visual reproduction delayed recall, and bender-gestalt time test scores were more than 10% poorer. In each of the tests in which significant differences were found and in the block design time, the performance decreased as the exposed dose (product of the TWA of air mercury concentrations and the years of exposure) increased. These results raise the question as to whether the current threshold limit value of 0.050 mg/m3 (TWA) provides adequate protection against adverse effects of mercury.

  3. Traços de personalidade na infância e distorção e integração de formas: um estudo de validade Personality traits in childhood, distortion and integration of forms: a validity study

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    Fermino Fernandes Sisto

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available As relações entre traços de personalidade e percepção visomotora foram estudadas em 344 estudantes, de 6 a 12 anos, de ambos os sexos. Com o teste gestáltico de Bender obtiveram-se pontuações para distorção de formas e integração e outras medidas, soma das pontuações das figuras. A Escala de Personalidade para crianças informou sobre neuroticidade, psicoticidade, extroversão e adequação. Houve correlações positivas e significativas em relação a neuroticismo e algumas medidas de integração; psicoticismo com medidas de distorção e uma medida de integração; e algumas medidas discriminaram grupos extremos de neuroticismo e psicoticismo. Observou-se que a diminuição da integração visomotora implicou em aumentou de neuroticidade; e o aumento da pontuação em psicoticidade aumentou da distorção de formas.The relationships among personality traits and visomotor perception were studied in 384 male and female students, from 6 to 12 years of age. With Bender Test it was possible to obtain the scores sum of the figures, scores of distortion and integration of forms, and other measures. The Personality Scale for Children informed about neuroticism, psychoticism, extroversion and adequacy. Positive and significant correlations were found for neuroticism with integration measures and psychoticism with distortion measures and one integration measure. Some measures categorized extreme groups of neuroticism and psychoticism. It was observed that as diminishing the scores of visomotor integration, the scores of neuroticism increased, and as the psychoticism scores increased, the scores of the distortion of forms also increased.

  4. Optimizing x-ray mirror thermal performance using variable length cooling for second generation FELs

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    Hardin, Corey L.; Srinivasan, Venkat N.; Amores, Lope; Kelez, Nicholas M.; Morton, Daniel S.; Stefan, Peter M.; Nicolas, Josep; Zhang, Lin; Cocco, Daniele

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    The success of the LCLS led to an interest across a number of disciplines in the scientific community including physics, chemistry, biology, and material science. Fueled by this success, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is developing a new high repetition rate free electron laser, LCLS-II, a superconducting linear accelerator capable of a repetition rate up to 1 MHz. Undulators will be optimized for 200 to 1300 eV soft X-rays, and for 1000 to 5000 eV hard X-rays. To absorb spontaneous radiation, higher harmonic energies and deflect the x-ray beam to various end stations, the transport and diagnostics system includes grazing incidence plane mirrors on both the soft and Hard X-ray beamline. To deliver the FEL beam with minimal power loss and wavefront distortion, we need mirrors of height errors below 1nm rms in operational conditions. We need to mitigate the thermal load effects due to the high repetition rate. The absorbed thermal profile is highly dependent on the beam divergence, and this is a function of the photon energy. To address this complexity, we developed a mirror cradle with variable length cooling and first order curve correction. Mirror figure error is minimized using variable length water-cooling through a gallium-indium eutectic bath. Curve correction is achieved with an off-axis bender that will be described in details. We present the design features, mechanical analysis and results from optical and mechanical tests of a prototype assembly, with particular regards to the figure sensitivity to bender corrections.

  5. The Effect of Contouring on Fatigue Strength of Spinal Rods: Is it Okay to Re-bend and Which Materials Are Best?

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    Slivka, Michael A; Fan, Yung K; Eck, Jason C

    2013-11-01

    Small-diameter spinal rods were tested in fatigue loading before and after contouring in pedicle screw constructs using dynamic testing machines. To characterize the change in fatigue performance of spinal rods resulting from contouring. Spine surgeons have a variety of rod materials to choose from, and selecting the best rod depends on patient characteristics and rod material properties, including fatigue performance. Four rod materials were tested, all 4.5 mm in diameter: titanium alloy (Ti), cobalt-chromium alloy (CoCr), and 2 different grades of stainless steel (SS and ultra SS). Three conditions were tested: straight (virgin rods), bent (rods bent to a radius of curvature of 100 mm), and re-bent (rods over-bent to a radius of 50 mm, then partially straightened to a 100-mm radius). Fatigue testing was conducted on unilateral vertebrectomy constructs with polyaxial screws. In all conditions, the endurance limit of the CoCr rods was at least 25% higher than the other materials but could not be determined because screw failure precluded rod failure. In the bent condition, the endurance limits of Ti, standard SS and ultra SS were reduced between 20% and 40%. In the re-bent condition, the endurance limit of Ti, standard SS, and ultra SS increased compared with the bent condition. Changes in fatigue performance are best explained by residual rod stresses induced during contouring. It appears safe to over-bend and then re-bend, for 1 cycle, small-diameter spinal rods made of the materials tested in this study using tube benders, and CoCr rods were clearly superior for all conditions. However, larger rods, multiple cycles of bending and re-bending, and rods bent using other instruments such as French benders were not studied and may result in different performance under the same conditions. Copyright © 2013 Scoliosis Research Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Dynamic Characterization of Cohesive Material Based on Wave Velocity Measurements

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    Wojciech Sas

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a description of the dynamic properties of cohesive material, namely silty clays, obtained by using one of the applied seismology methods, the bender elements technique. The authors’ aim was to present the dynamics of a porous medium, in particular an extremely important passage of seismic waves that travel through the bulk of a medium. Nowadays, the application of the bender element (BE technique to measure, e.g., small strain shear stiffness of soils in the laboratory is well recognized, since it allows for reliable and relatively economical shear wave velocity measurements during various laboratory experiments. However, the accurate estimation of arrival time during BE tests is in many cases unclear. Two different interpretation procedures (from the time domain of BE tests in order to measure travel times of waves were examined. Those values were then used to calculate shear and compression wave velocities and elastic moduli. Results showed that the dynamic parameters obtained by the start-to-start method were always slightly larger (up to about 20% than those obtained using the peak-to-peak one. It was found that the peak-to-peak method led to more scattered results in comparison to the start-to-start method. Moreover, the influence of the excitation frequency, the mean effective stress and the unloading process on the dynamic properties of the tested material was studied. In addition, the obtained results highlighted the importance of initial signal frequency and the necessity to choose an appropriate range of frequencies to measure the shear wave velocity in clayey soils.

  7. Short-term generation planning by primal and dual decomposition techniques

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    José Antonio Marmolejo-Saucedo

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda la planeación de la generación a corto plazo (STGP a través de las unidades termoeléctricas. El modelo matemático se presenta como un problema no lineal entero mixto (MINLP. Varios trabajos del estado del arte del problema han revelado que el esfuerzo computacional de este problema crece exponencialmente con el número de períodos de tiempo y número de unidades termoeléctricas. Por lo tanto, presentamos dos alternativas para resolver la planeación de la generación a corto plazo (STGP basadas en el algoritmo de partición Benders y relajación lagrangiana con la finalidad de reducir el esfuerzo computacional. La propuesta consiste en aplicar técnicas de descomposición primal y dual que explotan la estructura del problema para reducir el tiempo de solución mediante la descomposición de la planeación de la generación a corto plazo (STGP en un problema maestro y un subproblema. Para el algoritmo de Benders el problema maestro es un problema entero mixto (MIP y para el subproblema es un problema no lineal (NLP. Para la relajación lagrangeana, el problema maestro y el subproblema son MINLP. Los experimentos computacionales muestran el rendimiento de ambas técnicas de descomposición aplicadas a la planeación de la generación a corto plazo (STGP. Estas técnicas permiten ahorrar tiempo de cálculo en comparación con algunos optimizadores comerciales de alto rendimiento.

  8. Chronic ulcers and myasis as ports of entry for Clostridium tetani

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    Jiuseppe Benitivoglio Greco

    Full Text Available Evaluating tetanus immune status is not yet the usual clinical practice regarding patients with chronic ulcers or myasis. However, of 858 tetanus patients at Hospital Couto Maia (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil aged 1 year or above, 2 had pressure ulcers and 17 had chronic ulceration of the lower limbs where these skin lesions were the ports of entry for Clostridium tetani. In these 19 cases, the following predisposing factors were described: venous insufficiency (n=6, sickle cell anemia (n=2, Hansen's disease (n=1, malnutrition (n=1, diabetes mellitus (n=1, trauma (n=1 and unknown factors (n=7. In 6 other cases, in addition to the Hansen's disease patient, the port of entry for tetanus was the site of extraction of Tunga penetrans larvae. In these 25 cases, the majority of patients (68% were over 40 years old (17/25 and all of these patients stated that they had either not followed a tetanus toxoid vaccination regimen (19/25, or had partially completed such a regimen, or did not give precise information (6/25. Among the same series studied, over half (52% of the patients died (13/25. We conclude that tetanus prevention must be included in the treatment of chronic skin ulcer patients, vaccination coverage should be increased among older people, and strategies aimed at improving coverage for all age groups must be reviewed.

  9. Chronic ulcers and myasis as ports of entry for Clostridium tetani

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    Greco Jiuseppe Benitivoglio

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Evaluating tetanus immune status is not yet the usual clinical practice regarding patients with chronic ulcers or myasis. However, of 858 tetanus patients at Hospital Couto Maia (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil aged 1 year or above, 2 had pressure ulcers and 17 had chronic ulceration of the lower limbs where these skin lesions were the ports of entry for Clostridium tetani. In these 19 cases, the following predisposing factors were described: venous insufficiency (n=6, sickle cell anemia (n=2, Hansen's disease (n=1, malnutrition (n=1, diabetes mellitus (n=1, trauma (n=1 and unknown factors (n=7. In 6 other cases, in addition to the Hansen's disease patient, the port of entry for tetanus was the site of extraction of Tunga penetrans larvae. In these 25 cases, the majority of patients (68% were over 40 years old (17/25 and all of these patients stated that they had either not followed a tetanus toxoid vaccination regimen (19/25, or had partially completed such a regimen, or did not give precise information (6/25. Among the same series studied, over half (52% of the patients died (13/25. We conclude that tetanus prevention must be included in the treatment of chronic skin ulcer patients, vaccination coverage should be increased among older people, and strategies aimed at improving coverage for all age groups must be reviewed.

  10. Needs, practices and social support: subjective dimensions of social determinants of health - DOI: 10.3395/reciis.v2i2.124en

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    Deise Lisboa Riquinho

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The individual’s role in view of the social and health inequalities does not occur passively; there are strategies, many times ignored by the social services, which cause the search for care. It is believed that the social groups set forth support relationships by configuring social networks which define therapeutic practices and cooperate in confrontation of daily situations. Thus the purpose of this research is to know and understand the needs in health, the therapeutic practices and the social support in the community of Rincão dos Maia, Canguçu, RS, having social inequalities as background. For that a quantitative-qualitative methodology was used by means of forms, semi-structured interview, participant observation and field journal. By considering that the health needs are heterogeneous, the practices performed to meet them correspond to different strategies such as deployment of resources by means of social support of adopted therapeutic practices. The approach of these dynamics will lead to the understanding of health needs, incorporating local realities aiming to contribute to the formulation of decentralized public policies accounting for the citizens’ demands.

  11. Breves notas sobre a produção de espaço urbano de São Paulo e os movimentos de luta por transporte

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    Gustavo Mello

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, procuramos considerar alguns aspectos da influência da indústria de transporte, e particularmente da automobilística, na produção social do espaço urbano de São Paulo, tendo como ponto de partida a elaboração do Plano de Avenidas (1930 de Prestes Maia. A despeito da inexistência de um efetivo planejamento urbano, tais considerações objetivam delinear de modo bastante sumário e indicativo uma lógica subjacente ao crescimento paulistano, a qual possui nexos com a emergência de movimentos sociais e de processos organizativos em torno da pauta do transporte público, dimensão candente da chamada “questão urbana” brasileira. Com um escopo histórico mais reduzido, é a essa análise que dedicaremos a segunda parte do texto, salientando as particularidades de lutas por melhorias da mobilidade urbana que recentemente foram travadas, sob princípios e parâmetros pretensamente antagônicos em relação às formas tradicionais de organização de esquerda.

  12. Resenha de 1976: Movimento Black Rio, de Luiz Felipe de Lima Peixoto e Zé Otávio Sabadelhe (Rio de Janeiro: José Olympio, 2016

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    Carlos Palombini

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    Full Text Available Lançado em 10 de novembro de 2016, o livro 1976: Movimento Black Rio, dos jornalistas Luiz Felipe de Lima Peixoto e Zé Otávio Sabadelhe, celebra os quarenta anos da manchete de Lena Frias, Black Rio: o orgulho (importado de ser negro no Brasil, publicada em 17 de julho de 1976 no Caderno B do Jornal do Brasil. Em 28 reportagens, os autores recorrem a entrevistas e material previamente publicado para contar a história da cultura de bailes que, alimentados por soul, funk e disco afro-norte-americanos, espalharam-se pela Zona Norte carioca nos anos 1970, bem como a história do conjunto das apropriações desses gêneros por Tim Maia, Toni Tornado, Hyldon, Carlos Dafé, Cassiano, Gerson King Combo, Dom Salvador e Abolição, União Black, e Banda Black Rio. O livro tenciona constituir “uma contribuição à construção discursiva de uma memória social positiva da população negra brasileira” e oferece elementos para um trabalho necessário de revisão historiográfica que transcende o âmbito do tema tratado, apesar de erros fatuais que poderiam ter sido corrigidos por cruzamento de dados.

  13. Eesti Vabariigi põhiseadus : kommenteeritud väljaanne / toimetuskolleegium: Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Oliver Kask, Lasse Lehis, Heiki Lindpere, Uno Lõhmus, Ülle Madise, Kalle Merusk, Raul Narits, Vallo Olle, Jüri Põld, Heinrich Schneider

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    Kommentaaride autorid ja sisu: Sissejuhatus / Raul Narits, Heinrich Schneider, Lauri Madise. [Preambul] / Heinrich Schneider. I ptk. / Kalle Merusk, Taavi Annus, Madis Ernits, Heiki Lindpere, Lauri Madise. II ptk. / Uno Lõhmus, Taavi Annus, Madis Ernits, Oliver Kask, Eerik Kergandberg, Rait Maruste, Peeter Roosma. III ptk. / Oliver Kask. IV ptk. / Jüri Põld, Lauri Madise, Aaro Mõttus. V ptk. / Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Ülle Madise, Jüri Põld, Urmas Reinsalu. VI ptk. / Kalle Merusk, Jüri Põld. VII ptk. / Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Jüri Põld. VIII ptk. / Lasse Lehis. IX ptk. / Heiki Lindpere, Kristi Land, Lauri Madise, Heiki Pisuke. X ptk. / Oliver Kask, Enn Markvart, Jüri Põld. XI ptk. / Heinrich Schneider. XII ptk. / Raul Narits, Aare Reenumägi, Peeter Roosma, Enn Markvart. XIII ptk. / Uno Lõhmus, Madis Ernits, Jüri Põld. XIV ptk. / Vallo Olle, Arno Almann, Ülle Madise, Jüri Liventaal. XV ptk. / Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Aaro Mõttus. Eesti Vabariigi põhiseaduse rakendamise seadus / Raul Narits, Peeter Roosma, Oliver Kask. Märksõnastik / koost. Ülle Madise, Peep Pruks. Kasutatud õigusaktide lühendid / koost. Virgo Saarmets. Eesti Vabariigi põhiseadus 1990-2002 : bibliograafia / koost. Maia Ruttu

  14. Eesti Vabariigi põhiseadus : kommenteeritud väljaanne / toimetuskolleegium: Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Berit Aaviksoo, Oliver Kask, Lasse Lehis, Lauri Madise, Ülle Madise, Kalle Merusk, Lauri Mälksoo, Raul Narits, Vallo Olle, Peep Pruks

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    2008-01-01

    Kommentaaride autorid ja sisu: Sissejuhatus / Raul Narits, Lauri Madise, Heinrich Schneider. Preambul / Raul Narits, Heinrich Schneider. I ptk. / Kalle Merusk, Taavi Annus, Madis Ernits, Heiki Lindpere, Lauri Madise. II ptk. / Oliver Kask, Madis Ernits, Taavi Annus, Peeter Roosma, Rait Maruste, Eerik Kergandberg, Ivo Pilving, Uno Lõhmus, Merilin Kiviorg, Einar Vene, Ülle Madise. III ptk. / Oliver Kask. IV ptk. / Lauri Madise, Aaro Mõttus, Jüri Põld, Tiina Runthal. V ptk. / Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Ülle Madise, Jüri Põld, Urmas Reinsalu. VI ptk. / Kalle Merusk, Jüri Põld. VII ptk. / Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Jüri Liventaal, Jüri Põld. VIII ptk. / Lasse Lehis. IX ptk. / Kristi Land, Heiki Lindpere, Lauri Madise, Heiki Pisuke. X ptk. / Oliver Kask, Enn Markvart, Jüri Põld. XI ptk. / Ülle Madise, Janek Laidvee, Heinrich Schneider. XII ptk. / Berit Aaviksoo, Mihkel Allik, Enn Markvart, Raul Narits, Aare Reenumägi, Peeter Roosma. XIII ptk. / Raul Narits, Uno Lõhmus, Madis Ernits, Jüri Põld. XIV ptk. / Vallo Olle, Arno Almann, Jüri Liventaal, Ülle Madise. XV ptk. / Eerik-Juhan Truuväli, Aaro Mõttus. Eesti Vabariigi põhiseaduse rakendamise seadus / Oliver Kask, Raul Narits, Peeter Roosma. Eesti Vabariigi põhiseaduse täiendamise seadus / Berit Aaviksoo, Julia Laffranque, Ülle Madise, Jüri Põld. Eesti Vabariigi põhiseadus 1990-2008 : bibliograafia (seisuga september 2008) / koost. Maia Ruttu

  15. A Game of One’s Own: Towards a New Gendered Poetics of Digital Space

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    Jacquelyn Ford Morie

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The techno-fetishism of computer game culture has lead to a predominately male sensibility towards the construction of space in digital entertainment. Real-time strategy games conceive of space as a domain to be conquered; first-person shooters create labyrinthine battlefields in which space becomes a context for combat. Massively multiplayer games offer the opportunity for non-linear exploration, but emphasize linear achievement within a combat-based narrative. In this paper, we argue for a new gendered, regendered and perhaps degendered poetics of game space, rethinking ways in which space is conceptualized and represented as a domain for play. We argue for a more egalitarian virtual playground that acknowledges and embraces a wider range of spatial and cognitive models, referencing literature, philosophy, fine art and non-digital games for inspiration. Reflecting on a variety of sources, beginning with Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, feminist writings of Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Simone de Beauvoir, Hélène Cixous, Judith Butler, Janet Murray, and including contemporary game writers such as Lizbeth Klastrup, Mary Flanagan, Maia Engeli, and T.L. Taylor, we will argue for a new gendered poetics of game space, proposing an inclusionary approach that integrates feminine conceptions of space into the gaming landscape.

  16. Ten years of integrated care for the older in France

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    Dominique Somme

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    Full Text Available Background: This paper analyzes progress made toward the integration of the French health care system for the older and chronically ill population. Policies: Over the last ten years, the French health care system has been principally influenced by two competing linkage models that failed to integrate social and health care services: local information and coordination centers, governed by the social field, and the gerontological health networks governed by the health field. In response to this fragmentation, Homes for the Integration and Autonomy for Alzheimer patients (MAIAs is currently being implemented at experimental sites in the French national Alzheimer plan, using an evidence-based model of integrated care. In addition, the state's reforms recently created regional health agencies (ARSs by merging seven strategic institutions to manage the overall delivery of care. Conclusion: The French health care system is moving from a linkage-based model to a more integrated care system. We draw some early lessons from these changes, including the importance of national leadership and governance and a change management strategy that uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to implement these reforms.

  17. Multidisciplinary teams of case managers in the implementation of an innovative integrated services delivery for the elderly in France.

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    de Stampa, Matthieu; Vedel, Isabelle; Trouvé, Hélène; Ankri, Joël; Saint Jean, Olivier; Somme, Dominique

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    The case management process is now well defined, and teams of case managers have been implemented in integrated services delivery. However, little is known about the role played by the team of case managers and the value in having multidisciplinary case management teams. The objectives were to develop a fuller understanding of the role played by the case manager team and identify the value of inter-professional collaboration in multidisciplinary teams during the implementation of an innovative integrated service in France. We conducted a qualitative study with focus groups comprising 14 multidisciplinary teams for a total of 59 case managers, six months after their recruitment to the MAIA program (Maison Autonomie Integration Alzheimer). Most of the case managers saw themselves as being part of a team of case managers (91.5%). Case management teams help case managers develop a comprehensive understanding of the integration concept, meet the complex needs of elderly people and change their professional practices. Multidisciplinary case management teams add value by helping case managers move from theory to practice, by encouraging them develop a comprehensive clinical vision, and by initiating the interdisciplinary approach. The multidisciplinary team of case managers is central to the implementation of case management and helps case managers develop their new role and a core inter-professional competency.

  18. Testing theoretical models of subdwarf B stars using multicolor photometry

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    Reed, Mike; Baran, Andrzej; Ostensen, Roy; O'Toole, Simon

    2012-08-01

    Pulsating stars allow a direct investigation of their structure and evolutionary history from the evaluation of pulsation modes. However, the observed pulsation frequencies must first be identified with spherical harmonics (modes). For subdwarfs B (sdB) stars, such identifications using white light photometry currently have significant limitations. We intend to use multicolor photometry to identify pulsation modes and constrain structure models. We propose to observe the pulsating sdB star PG0154+182 (BI Ari) with our multicolor instrument GT Cam. Our observations will be compared with perturbative atmospheric models (BRUCE/KYLIE) to identify the pulsation modes. This is part of our NSF grant to obtain seismic tools to test structure and evolution models; constraining stellar parameters including total mass, envelope mass, internal composition discontinuities and internal rotation. During winter/spring 2012, we were allocated three runs on the 2.1 m to collect multicolor data on other promising pulsating subdwarf B stars as part of this work. Those runs were very successful, prompting our continued proposals. In addition, we will obtain 3-color data using MAIA on the Mercator Telescope (using guaranteed institutional time).

  19. Spatial and temporal distribution of blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Itatiaia National Park, Brazil.

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    Figueiró, Ronaldo; Araújo-Coutinho, Carlos J P C; Azevedo, Leonardo H Gil; Nascimento, Erika S; Monteiro, Ricardo F

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    The distribution of the blackfly larval taxocenoses of different altitudes in the Itatiaia National Park (located in the southeast of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil 44 degrees 34' - 44 degrees 42' W, 22 degrees 16' - 22 degrees 28' S) was investigated on four campaigns, one in each season of 2003. On each campaign 60 samples were collected, using 30 x 30 cm wooden quadrats, distributed at four sites: Taquaral, Véu da Noiva, Três Picos and Brejo da Lapa. The winter and spring campaigns included two additional sampling sites: Alsene and Agulhas Negras. A total of 3578 larvae and 292 pupae were sampled, representative of six species: Simulium clavibranchium Lutz, S. subnigrum Lutz, S. rappae Py-Daniel, S. incrustatum Lutz, S. stellatum Gil-Azevedo, Figueiró & Maia-Herzog and Lutzsimulium pernigrum Lutz 1910. The highest larvae abundance and diversity were reported at the intermediate altitude site, Brejo da Lapa. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) revealed that L. pernigrum, S. stellatum and S. incrustatum were associated with the smaller breeding sites, the first two species being associated with sunny sites, while S. incrustatum occurred in sites with little sunlight.

  20. Intelectuales Indígenas y Literaturas en México. El campo literario entre los zapotecas y los mayas

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    Luz Maria Lepe Lira

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    on the strategies of the generation of Andrés Henestrosa, the relationship between COCEI and Casa de Cultura de Juchitán, and the links that the intellectuals of the region hold with other intellectuals of the national sphere. As for the Yucatecan Mayan literature, a reflection on the creation of literary workshops as the main engine of the new Mayan literature, both from government agencies and civil associations and groups managed by Mayan intellectuals, will be developed. Keywords: indigenous intellectuals, intellectual field, zapotec literature, mayan literature Intelectuais e Literaturas Indígenas no México. O Campo Literário entre os Zapotecas e Mayas Resumo O presente artigo explora a conformação do campo intelectual na literatura zapoteca do istmo de Tehuantepec e na literatura maia da Península de Yucatán. Através do conceito de campo intelectual de Pierre Bordieu (2002 e sob a premissa de que existem tantos campos literários quanto literaturas indígenas, se evidencia que estos espaços de poder simbólico estão condicionados por elementos socio-culturais e políticos que vão desde a alfabetização e uso da escrita nas línguas indígenas à função dos intelectuais nas redes locais e nacionais. Na literatura zapoteca indicam-se as estratégias da geração de Andrés Henestrosa, a relação entre a COCEI e a Casa de Cultura de Juchitán bem como os vínculos que sustentam os intelectuais da região com outros intelectuais da esfera nacional. Para a literatura maia iucateca reflecte-se sobre a criação de ateliês literários como principal motor da nova literatura maia, tanto a partir das instâncias governamentais como das associações civis e grupos geridos por intelectuais maias. Palabras chave: intelectuas indígenas, campo intelectual, literatura zapoteca, literatura maya

  1. A quadrilha e o circo: aspectos linguísticos, discursivos e intertextuais em uma análise comparativa de editoriais de jornal

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    Renata Aparecida Freitas

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the results of a comparative analysis of two metropolitan newspaper editorials, published at the same day and concerning to the same subject: the dossier about the governmental expenses of former Brazilian President Cardoso. Its aim was to analyze the editorials under linguistic and discursive points of view, and to identify intertextual references. The discursive and linguistic analysis was based on the conception of discursive genre by Bakhtin (1992 rescued by Charaudeau (2006 and applied to the genre newspaper editorial, considering the conditions in which it is produced and its instance of enunciation. The analysis was also based on the ideas of Melo (1985, Fuser (2002 and Cheida (2002 to comment the neutrality searched by the editorialist when expressing the newspaper opinion. Intertextual references were identified and classified according to Maia (2006 and Walty and Cury (2005. Proverbs analysis was based on the papers of Rodrigues (2009, Vellasco (2009 and Sande (2009. The results showed linguistic similarities, intertextual references to add a literary aspect or credibility to the texts, critics to the ruling government and search for neutrality in both editorials.

  2. Pelo direito de ouvir: Falcão, música brega e estereótipos

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    Ivan Fortunato

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo são apresentados argumentos para refutar a ideia de que o gosto musical está intrinsicamente relacionado ao status social, econômico e cultural de cada indivíduo. Porque, com isso, especificamente, marginaliza-se um dos mais complexos compositores brasileiros que é Marcondes Falcão Maia, conhecido como Falcão, ou pelas roupas coloridas e um girassol aderente ao seu paletó. Rotulado como brega, suas canções podem ser interpretadas como uma afronta ao pensamento culto sendo que, portanto, intelectuais não deveriam escutá-lo. O principal objetivo dessa comunicação é o de compartilhar como sua catilogência (alto grau de categoria, lógica e inteligência é revelada ao longo de suas composições, apresentando, dentre outros, análise de conjuntura socioeconômica, crítica à política nacional e a processos burocráticos, controle midiático, homofobia, consumismo e até a própria ciência cartesiana... Ao final, defende-se não apenas a qualidade de sua produção cultural, que se torna pública por meio de um humor colorido de sátiras e paródias, mas o direito de ouvi-lo e com ele aprender.

  3. Sintonias e defasagens os parques públicos nos planos para São Paulo

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    Vladimir Bartalini

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    Full Text Available O trabalho procura estabelecer relações entre as propostas formuladas para os parques e áreas verdes em São Paulo, no período compreendido entre o final do século 19 e o início dos anos 50, e as idéias correntes sobre o tema “parques públicos urbanos” nos países de industrialização avançada, notadamente Inglaterra e Estados Unidos. Expõe e comenta resumidamente as principais características das propostas inglesas e norte-americanas no referente aos parques e áreas verdes, e procura reconhecer sua presença nas propostas para São Paulo evidenciando também suas discrepâncias. Analisa, sob esta ótica, o plano de avenidas de Prestes Maia (1930 e o programa de melhoramentos de Robert Moses para São Paulo (1950, indagando sobre os motivos da sua não realização

  4. Um modelo de Arquitetura da Informação para processos de investigação científica

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    Alberto Magno Carvalho de Melo

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento da ciência, tecnologia e inovação são fundamentais para a sociedade contemporânea. Este trabalho procura discutir que o espaço de informação onde acontece um processo de investigação científica possui uma arquitetura da informação inerente e que o Método de Arquitetura da Informação Aplicada (MAIA, além de instrumento para construção de arquiteturas da informação, pode ser usado como método para condução de processos de investigação científica na área de Ciência da Informação. O modelo de representação da realidade usado para delimitar o espaço de informação em que se dá a investigação científica é expresso na forma de uma proposta de ontologia para a área. O Paradigma de Metassistema foi usado como instrumento de aproximação da realidade, pois auxilia o investigador a estabelecer corretamente os níveis de abstração adequados à resolução de problemas científicos de sua área.

  5. Brazil builds in Campinas: a symbolic tool of the strategy to legitimate the implementation of the urban-improvement plan

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    Silvia A. Palazzi Zakia

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trae una reflexión sobre la exposición Brazil Builds que se presentó en Campinas en febrero de 1945. La ciudad era parte del circuito de la exposición que comenzó el 13 de enero de 1943 en el Museum of Modern Art de Nueva York (MoMA. El evento nos lleva a reflexionar sobre cómo se han concertado los distintos intereses involucrados en su realización en esa ciudad. Los esfuerzos del poder público y de sectores de la elite local evidencian una tela de intereses relacionados a la exposición de arquitectura. El objetivo principal es discutir las estructuras de poder locales que se han beneficiado de la dimensión simbólica del arte, usando la exposición como instrumento para legitimar la implantación de un plan de urbanismo para la ciudad (Plan de Mejorías Urbanas, que fue desarrollado por el urbanista Prestes Maia, contratado por la alcadía de la ciudad desde 1934. Ese plan era una parte de un gran proyecto para modernizar la ciudad.

  6. Revisão: Composição química, propriedades funcionais e aplicações tecnológicas da semente de chia (Salvia hispanica L em alimentos

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    Michele Silveira Coelho

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    Full Text Available A chia (Salvia hispanica L. é uma semente antiga utilizada pelos maias e astecas como alimento para aumentar a resistência física. Essa semente é fonte natural de ácidos graxos ômega-3, fibras e proteínas, além de outros componentes nutricionais importantes, como os antioxidantes. Além disso, oferece um potencial na indústria de alimentos devido aos seus componentes funcionais, com aplicações no enriquecimento de pães, bolos e barras de cereais, produção de hidrolisados proteicos para aplicação em produtos de panificação, produção de maionese com adição de mucilagem de chia, entre outros produtos. Esta revisão tem como objetivo apresentar as possíveis aplicações em alimentos, demonstrando o quanto a chia ainda pode ser explorada nessa área.

  7. Chronic ulcers and myasis as ports of entry for Clostridium tetani.

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    Greco, J B; Sacramento, E; Tavares-Neto, J

    2001-12-01

    Evaluating tetanus immune status is not yet the usual clinical practice regarding patients with chronic ulcers or myasis. However, of 858 tetanus patients at Hospital Couto Maia (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) aged 1 year or above, 2 had pressure ulcers and 17 had chronic ulceration of the lower limbs where these skin lesions were the ports of entry for Clostridium tetani. In these 19 cases, the following predisposing factors were described: venous insufficiency (n=6), sickle cell anemia (n=2), Hansen s disease (n=1), malnutrition (n=1), diabetes mellitus (n=1), trauma (n=1) and unknown factors (n=7). In 6 other cases, in addition to the Hansen s disease patient, the port of entry for tetanus was the site of extraction of Tunga penetrans larvae. In these 25 cases, the majority of patients (68%) were over 40 years old (17/25) and all of these patients stated that they had either not followed a tetanus toxoid vaccination regimen (19/25), or had partially completed such a regimen, or did not give precise information (6/25). Among the same series studied, over half (52%) of the patients died (13/25). We conclude that tetanus prevention must be included in the treatment of chronic skin ulcer patients, vaccination coverage should be increased among older people, and strategies aimed at improving coverage for all age groups must be reviewed.

  8. The Mozart effect in biofeedback visual rehabilitation: a case report.

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    Salvatore, Serena; Librando, Aloisa; Esposito, Mariacristina; Vingolo, Enzo M

    2011-01-01

    To evaluate the usefulness of acoustic biofeedback by means of Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major K. 448 to maintain and/or restore visual performance in a patient with macular pucker and glaucoma. A 74-year-old patient with open angle glaucoma in both eyes and macular pucker in the right eye (RE) underwent visual rehabilitation with acoustic biofeedback by means of the MAIA™ Vision Training Module (Centervue, Padova, Italy) 10 minutes each eye once a week for 5 weeks. The patient was asked to move his eyes according to a sound which changed into Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos when the patient locked the fixation target. Best-corrected visual acuity improved in his right eye (RE) and was stable in the left eye (LE). Fixation stability improved in both eyes, and retinal sensitivity decreased in the RE and improved in the LE. The characteristic of the macular pucker did not change during the training as demonstrated with optical coherence tomography. The patient was very satisfied with the training, as demonstrated by a 25-item questionnaire (National Eye Institute - Visual Functioning Questionnaire, NEI-VFQ-25). The patient's reading speed and the character size which he was able to read improved in his RE. Music could enhance synaptic plasticity and affect neural learning and fixation training by means of MAIA vision training. Therefore it can improve visual performance in patients with macular pucker, postpone the surgical time, and assure a better quality of life for the patient.

  9. A new Nasmyth mirror mechanism increases the number of focal stations of the Mercator Telescope

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    Raskin, Gert; Dubosson, Rene; Michaud, Bernard; Pessemier, Wim; Van Winckel, Hans

    2012-09-01

    Originally, the Mercator telescope (Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma) only had one Cassegrain and one Nasmyth focal station available. Both foci are currently occupied and the exploitation scheme of the Mercator telescope does not allow regular instrument changes. To accommodate our new three-channel imager MAIA and to allow exible scheduling with rapid follow-up of transient phenomena, we have designed and built a new mechanism for the Nasmyth mirror that enables the use of the second Nasmyth focal station and of two compact intermediate foci at the front and the rear side of the telescope tube. This mechanism uses high-precision gears, bearings and optical encoders to allow for exible and very accurate positioning of the Nasmyth mirror along the rotation and tilt axes. It is controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC) that is the precursor of a completely new PLC and OPC-UA based telescope control system. We present the design, the construction and the performance of this new Nasmyth mirror mechanism.

  10. Testing Extensions of Our Quantitative Daily of San Joaquin Wintertime Aerosols Using MAIAC and Meteorology Without Transport/Transformation Assumptions

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    Chatfield, Robert B.; Sorek Hamer, Meytar; Esswein, Robert F.

    2017-01-01

    The Western US and many regions globally present daunting difficulties in understanding and mapping PM2.5 episodes. We evaluate extensions of a method independent of source-description and transport/transformation. These regions suffer frequent few-day episodes due to shallow mixing; low satellite AOT and bright surfaces complicate the description. Nevertheless, we expect residual errors in our maps of less than 8 ug/m^3 in episodes reaching 60-100 ug/m^3; maps which detail pollution from Interstate 5. Our current success is due to use of physically meaningful functions of MODIS-MAIAC-derived AOD, afternoon mixed-layer height, and relative humidity for a basin in which the latter are correlated. A mixed-effects model then describes a daily AOT-to-PM2.5 relationship. (Note: in other published mixed-effects models, AOT contributes minimally. We seek to extend on these to develop useful estimation methods for similar situations. We evaluate existing but more spotty information on size distribution (AERONET, MISR, MAIA, CALIPSO, other remote sensing). We also describe the usefulness of an equivalent mixing depth for water vapor vs meteorological boundary layer height. Each has virtues and limitations. Finally, we begin to evaluate methods for removing the complications due to detached but polluted layers (which don't mix to the surface) using geographical, meteorological, and remotely sensed data.

  11. Commentary on "identification of 23 new prostate cancer susceptibility loci using the iCOGS custom genotyping array." Eeles RA, Olama AA, Benlloch S, Saunders EJ, Leongamornlert DA, Tymrakiewicz M, Ghoussaini M, Luccarini C, Dennis J, Jugurnauth-Little S, Dadaev T, Neal DE, Hamdy FC, Donovan JL, Muir K, Giles GG, Severi G, Wiklund F, Gronberg H, Haiman CA, Schumacher F, Henderson BE, Le Marchand L, Lindstrom S, Kraft P, Hunter DJ, Gapstur S, Chanock SJ, Berndt SI, Albanes D, Andriole G, Schleutker J, Weischer M, Canzian F, Riboli E, Key TJ, Travis RC, Campa D, Ingles SA, John EM, Hayes RB, Pharoah PD, Pashayan N, Khaw KT, Stanford JL, Ostrander EA, Signorello LB, Thibodeau SN, Schaid D, Maier C, Vogel W, Kibel AS, Cybulski C, Lubinski J, Cannon-Albright L, Brenner H, Park JY, Kaneva R, Batra J, Spurdle AB, Clements JA, Teixeira MR, Dicks E, Lee A, Dunning AM, Baynes C, Conroy D, Maranian MJ, Ahmed S, Govindasami K, Guy M, Wilkinson RA, Sawyer EJ, Morgan A, Dearnaley DP, Horwich A, Huddart RA, Khoo VS, Parker CC, Van As NJ, Woodhouse CJ, Thompson A, Dudderidge T, Ogden C, Cooper CS, Lophatananon A, Cox A, Southey MC, Hopper JL, English DR, Aly M, Adolfsson J, Xu J, Zheng SL, Yeager M, Kaaks R, Diver WR, Gaudet MM, Stern MC, Corral R, Joshi AD, Shahabi A, Wahlfors T, Tammela TL, Auvinen A, Virtamo J, Klarskov P, Nordestgaard BG, Røder MA, Nielsen SF, Bojesen SE, Siddiq A, Fitzgerald LM, Kolb S, Kwon EM, Karyadi DM, Blot WJ, Zheng W, Cai Q, McDonnell SK, Rinckleb AE, Drake B, Colditz G, Wokolorczyk D, Stephenson RA, Teerlink C, Muller H, Rothenbacher D, Sellers TA, Lin HY, Slavov C, Mitev V, Lose F, Srinivasan S, Maia S, Paulo P, Lange E, Cooney KA, Antoniou AC, Vincent D, Bacot F, Tessier DC; COGS-Cancer Research UK GWAS-ELLIPSE (part of GAME-ON) Initiative; Australian Prostate Cancer Bioresource; UK Genetic Prostate Cancer Study Collaborators/British Association of Urological Surgeons' Section of Oncology; UK ProtecT (Prostate testing for cancer and Treatment

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    Olumi, Aria F

    2014-02-01

    Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in males in developed countries. To identify common prostate cancer susceptibility alleles, we genotyped 211,155 SNPs on a custom Illumina array (iCOGS) in blood DNA from 25,074 prostate cancer cases and 24,272 controls from the international PRACTICAL Consortium. Twenty-three new prostate cancer susceptibility loci were identified at genome-wide significance (P<5×10(-8)). More than 70 prostate cancer susceptibility loci, explaining ~30% of the familial risk for this disease, have now been identified. On the basis of combined risks conferred by the new and previously known risk loci, the top 1% of the risk distribution has a 4.7-fold higher risk than the average of the population being profiled. These results will facilitate population risk stratification for clinical studies. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Formas graves de leptospirose: aspectos clínicos, demográficos e ambientais Severe forms of leptospirosis: clinical, demographic and environmental aspects

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    Everaldo Costa

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available São descritas as características de 1.016 pacientes internados com leptospirose no Hospital Couto Maia, Salvador, BA, entre 1993 e 1997. Aumento na precipitação pluviométrica mostrou relação com aumento do número de internamentos no mês subsequente. Sexo masculino correspondeu a 81,1% (824/1.016; a média da idade foi 35,7±15,4 anos. Quase 94% (778/829 dos 829 com informação sobre raça eram negros ou mulatos. Para idade igual ou superior a 18 anos, quase 93% não cursaram o segundo grau. A média do período de incubação foi estimado em 6,3±3,9 dias. A duração dos sintomas foi em média 6,1±2,4 dias. Episódios hemorrágicos corresponderam a 14,3% (145/1.016. A letalidade entre 1.009 pacientes não transferidos foi de 14,2% (143/1.009. Insuficiência renal foi a causa atribuída de morte em 76,2% (109/143. Os dados indicam que leptospirose é estreitamente relacionada com baixos níveis socioeconômicos e que aumento da precipitação pluviométrica precede surtos epidêmicos.Characteristics of 1,016 patients hospitalized with leptospirosis in the Hospital Couto Maia, Salvador, BA, Brazil, between 1993 and 1997 are described. Higher pluviometric precipitation was related to an increase in the number of hospitalizations during the following month. Males corresponded to 81.1% (824/1,016 of these; mean age was 35.7±15.4 years. Almost 94% (778/829 of the 829 patients with information about race were black or mulatto (mixed race. For ages 18 years or above, almost 93% had not completed high school level. The mean incubation period was estimated as 6.3±3.9 days. Average duration of symptoms was 6.1±2.4 days. Hemorrhagic events corresponded to 14.3% (145/1,016. The case-fatality rate among 1,009 patients that were not transferred was 14.2% (143/1,009. Renal failure was the attributable cause of death in 76.2% (109/143. The data indicate that leptospirosis is closely related to lower socioeconomic levels, and that higher

  13. Introduction and Committees

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    Angelova, Maia; Zakrzewski, Wojciech; Hussin, Véronique; Piette, Bernard

    2011-03-01

    This volume contains contributions to the XXVIIIth International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics, the GROUP 28 conference, which took place in Newcastle upon Tyne from 26-30 July 2010. All plenary and contributed papers have undergone an independent review; as a result of this review and the decisions of the Editorial Board most but not all of the contributions were accepted. The volume is organised as follows: it starts with notes in memory of Marcos Moshinsky, followed by contributions related to the Wigner Medal and Hermann Weyl prize. Then the invited talks at the plenary sessions and the public lecture are published followed by contributions in the parallel and poster sessions in alphabetical order. The Editors:Maia Angelova, Wojciech Zakrzewski, Véronique Hussin and Bernard Piette International Advisory Committee Michael BaakeUniversity of Bielefeld, Germany Gerald DunneUniversity of Connecticut, USA J F (Frank) GomesUNESP, Sao Paolo, Brazil Peter HanggiUniversity of Augsburg, Germany Jeffrey C LagariasUniversity of Michigan, USA Michael MackeyMcGill University, Canada Nicholas MantonCambridge University, UK Alexei MorozovITEP, Moscow, Russia Valery RubakovINR, Moscow, Russia Barry SandersUniversity of Calgary, Canada Allan SolomonOpen University, Milton Keynes, UK Christoph SchweigertUniversity of Hamburg, Germany Standing Committee Twareque AliConcordia University, Canada Luis BoyaSalamanca University, Spain Enrico CeleghiniFirenze University, Italy Vladimir DobrevBulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Heinz-Dietrich DoebnerHonorary Member, Clausthal University, Germany Jean-Pierre GazeauChairman, Paris Diderot University, France Mo-Lin GeNankai University. China Gerald GoldinRutgers University, USA Francesco IachelloYale University, USA Joris Van der JeugtGhent University, Belgium Richard KernerPierre et Marie Curie University, France Piotr KielanowskiCINVESTAV, Mexico Alan KosteleckyIndiana University, USA Mariano del Olmo

  14. Prognóstico audiológico tardio relacionado à meningite em lactentes Audiologic late prognosis due to meningitis in children

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    Luzia Poliana Anjos

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Déficit auditivo tem sido considerado uma das principais manifestações tardias das meningites, sobretudo quando esta ocorre nos dois primeiros anos de vida. No país, poucos são os estudos relatando a evolução de crianças acometidas por meningite e a percentagem e gravidade dos transtornos auditivos e seqüelas neurológicas após a alta hospitalar. OBJETIVO: Caracterizar as principais seqüelas auditivas e neurológicas, delineando o perfil do comprometimento auditivo encontrado cinco anos após a infecção do sistema nervoso central. MÉTODO: Foram incluídas crianças com idade entre 5 e 7 anos, admitidas no Hospital Couto Maia no ano de 1997, e que tiveram diagnóstico de meningite com idade inferior a dois anos. RESULTADOS: 19 crianças passaram pela avaliação neurológica e auditiva. A idade média foi 6 anos e 68,42% eram do sexo masculino. Quanto à etiologia, 52,63% piogênica, 42,1%viral, 5,26% tuberculosa. Alterações auditivas ocorreram em 26,31% da população. CONCLUSÃO: Distúrbios auditivos trazem implicações acadêmicas e sociais às crianças afetadas, especialmente aquelas em idade escolar. Destacamos a necessidade de monitoramento audiológico de todas as crianças com história prévia de meningite.INTRODUCTION: Auditory deficit has been considered one of the main late manifestations of meningitis, when it occurs during the two first years of life. Few studies have been conducted in Brazil explaining the evolution of children who had meningitis and the percentage, as well the neurological gravity, the auditory problems and sequels after the children left the hospital. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the main auditory and neurological correlation, delineating the profile of the auditory deficits found five years after the central nervous system infection. METHOD: We evaluated children between 5 and 7 years old, admitted in Couto Maia Hospital in the year of 1997, that had been diagnosed with meningitis

  15. As vozes e forças ilocucionárias na análise pragmática dos relatos jornalísticos

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    Naiara Longhi Maia

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, buscamos mostrar como os conceitos de forças ilocucionárias (AUSTIN, 1990 e vozes (MEY, 2000 podem ser utilizados para a construção de um percurso metodológico para a análise pragmática dos relatos jornalísticos, tendo como pano de fundo a perspectiva da pragmática social, em que os usos linguísticos realizados pelos falantes são entendidos como uma ação. A proposta metodológica que apresentamos é parte de um estudo mais amplo, que analisa os usos de linguagem realizados pelo jornal Gazeta do Povo (Curitiba/PR na cobertura jornalística dada ao Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Paraná (IFPR entre os anos de 2008 e 2014 (MAIA, 2016. O jornalista é encarado como um falante e também como um personagem-narrador, que desempenha papel central dentro de uma formação societal específica, que é o campo jornalístico. Desta formação societal resultam as notícias e reportagens, textos que não são formados unicamente pela voz do jornalista, mas também pelas vozes de outros falantes, que auxiliam na construção dos relatos sobre a realidade. A análise pragmática do fazer jornalístico que propomos leva a uma reflexão mais profunda sobre a prática jornalística como uma ação social, capaz de produzir efeitos na realidade em que a atividade acontece. Palavras-chave: Pragmática Social. Forças Ilocucionárias. Vozes. Relato Jornalístico.DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.21882/ruc.v4i6.627 Voices and illocutionary forces in the pragmatic analysis of journalistic reportABATRACTIn this article, we seek to show how the concepts of illocutionary forces (AUSTIN, 1990 and voices (MEY, 2000 can be used for the construction of a methodological approach to the pragmatic analysis of journalistc reports with the background of the social pragmatics, in wich the language uses made by speakers are understood as an action. The methodology that we present is part of a larger study which analyzes the language

  16. Ocorrência de erros ortográficos em caso de paralisia cerebral Occurrence of orthographic mistakes in case of cerebral pals

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    Stella Maris Cortez Bacha

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    Full Text Available TEMA: conhecimento dos erros ortográficos em caso de paralisia cerebral. PROCEDIMENTOS: estudar um caso de paciente da clínica fonoaudiológica, com diplegia, componente espástico em membros inferiores, hipotonia de base em tronco e face; possivelmente há lesão vestibular e de base de cerebelo justificando um comprometimento maior nos membros inferiores, sendo ainda observado déficit de equilíbrio e atenção. As provas de Zorzi (1998 foram aplicadas pela fonoaudióloga e compararam-se os achados também com os de Bacha & Maia (2001, cujos trabalhos dirigiam-se a educandos sem paralisia cerebral. RESULTADOS: nas cinco provas analisaram-se 126 erros ortográficos: a maioria, 52,4%, na categoria representações múltiplas, coincidindo com os casos sem paralisia cerebral; seguiu-se a categoria omissões (12,7%, generalização (11,1%, letras parecidas (6,3%, apoio na oralidade, junção-separação e confusão "am" x "ao" com 3,2%, acréscimo de letras (1,6%, trocas surdas-sonoras (0,8%, sem erros de inversão e 5,5% classificados na opção "outras". A aplicação da função discriminante permitiu reclassificar o caso na primeira série (2º ano. CONCLUSÃO: encontrou-se classificação de erros ortográficos diferentes das previstas nos casos sem paralisia cerebral, quantidade elevada para ano escolar e considera-se necessário mais estudo em população semelhante.BACKGROUND: knowledgement of the orthografhic mistakes in case of cerebral palsy. PROCEDURE: to study a case of a patient with diplegia, spastic component in inferior members, hypotony of base in trunk and face; as it possible has vestibular and cerebellum base injury, the problem is bigger in the inferior members, being still observed deficit of balance and attention. The tests of Zorzi (1998 had been applied and had also been compared with the Bacha & Maia (2001 ones, whose data were directed to students without cerebral palsy. RESULTS: in the five tests, 126 orthographic

  17. Doença e incapacidade: dimensões subjetivas e identidade social do trabalhador rural Illness and disability: rural workers' subjective dimensions and social identities

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    Deise Lisboa Riquinho

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    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda a interface entre os determinantes sociais de saúde, as condições de vida e as concepções de saúde e doença de moradores de uma localidade rural no sul do Brasil. O objetivo é conhecer e compreender as necessidades em saúde, por meio das concepções de doença, considerando as desigualdades sociais presentes na localidade rural do Rincão dos Maia, Canguçu-RS. Utilizou-se a triangulação de métodos. No desenho qualitativo entrevistaram-se 20 sujeitos. A amostra foi intencional, ilustrativa das diferentes situações de vida. Os resultados referem-se à doença como incapacidade ou restrição de locomoção, uso de remédios e trabalho ou, ainda, como resultante do comportamento cotidiano, de perdas e exposição a diversas temperaturas na lavoura, da alimentação e da presença de enfermidade, geralmente "doenças metáforas". Apesar das desigualdades socioeconômicas, não se observaram diferenças nas concepções de saúde e doença, possivelmente devido ao contexto cultural comum e à matriz de trabalhador rural. Evidenciou-se a relevância de se conhecer os determinantes sociais em saúde, por meio das condições de vida materiais e dos aspectos subjetivos dos processos cotidianos, como forma de aproximação da construção de saberes e lógicas locais.This article addresses the interfaces between social determinants of health, life conditions and the health and illness conceptions of residents of a rural community in the south of Brazil. The objective is to investigate and learn about their health needs based on their conceptions of illness and considering social inequalities in the rural community Rincão dos Maia, in Canguçu, state of Rio Grande do Sul. Triangulation of methods was adopted. In the qualitative design, 20 subjects were interviewed. The sample was intentional and illustrative of different life contexts. Results show references to illness as disability or movement restriction, medicine

  18. Inexistência de diferenças de sexo no fator g (inteligência geral e nas habilidades específicas em crianças de duas capitais brasileiras There are no sex differences on g factor and specific abilities in children from two Brazilian capitals

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    Carmen E. Flores-Mendoza

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho pretendeu examinar diferenças relacionadas ao sexo no fator g (inteligência geral e em habilidades específicas em crianças de duas cidades brasileiras: Belo Horizonte e Porto Alegre. No caso da amostra mineira (n=1,316, a idade compreendeu entre 5 e 11 anos de idade examinada através de uma bateria de testes a qual incluiu instrumentos de inteligência (Raven, Escala Verbal WISC III, R-2, DFH, de avaliação psicomotora (Bender e de desempenho escolar (TDE. No caso da amostra gaúcha (n=779, a idade compreendeu entre 5 e 11 anos, utilizando-se o teste Raven - Escala Colorida. A análise individual dos testes aponta que a maioria das diferenças nas habilidades específicas não é estatisticamente significativa. Na utilização do Método dos Vetores Correlacionados, uma análise mais sofisticada da inteligência geral, observa-se inexistência de diferenças de sexo. Tais resultados corroboram os registros internacionais sobre inexistência de diferenças cognitivas relacionadas ao sexo em crianças e adolescentes.This paper intended to verify sex differences on the g factor (general intelligence and specific abilities from a sample of children from two Brazilian cities: Belo Horizonte (BH and Porto Alegre (PA. The sample from BH (n=1.316 aged 5 to 11 years was examined with a battery of intelligence (CPM, Verbal Scale of WISC-III, R-2, psychomotor (Bender and school achievement tests. The sample from PA (n=779 aged 5 to 11 years was examined with Matrices Progressives Raven. The analysis from these tests shows that the majority of sex differences on specific abilities are not statistically significant. The use of Method Correlated Vectors, which is a most sophisticated method of analyzing general intelligence (g factor, indicates that there are no sex differences. These results support the international records about non-existence of cognitive difference relate to sex in childhood and adolescence.

  19. Cognitive dysfunction in children with sleep disorders Disfunção cognitiva em crianças com distúrbios do sono

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    Luciane Bizari Coin de Carvalho

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Sleep is basic for physical and cognitive development and some studies have suggested that there may be an association between sleep disorders (SD and cognitive dysfunction (CD in children. Little is known, however, about SD and cognition in 7-10-year-old children, a fact that motivated the present study. METHOD: We applied an SD questionnaire in 1180 children, 547 with SD and 633 without SD (CG, to assess cognition with a screening test (Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test - BT. RESULTS: We observed a similar frequency of CD in the children with SD (39% and that ot the CG (40%. The 8-year-old children with SD presented a lower prevalence of CD than the CG (SD=6%, n=6; CG=13%, n=16; p=0.04. CONCLUSION: The frequency of children with CD was equal in the study and control groups when considering the total sample (7- to 10-year-old children. In contrast to our expectations, the SD group of 8-year-old children presented a lower frequency of CD than the control group.O sono é fundamental no desenvolvimento físico e cognitivo, vários estudos na literatura sugerem haver associação entre distúrbio do sono (DS e disfunões cognitivas (DC em crianças. Pouco se sabe, no entanto, sobre DS e cognição na faixa etária de 7 a 10 anos, motivo porque empreendemos este estudo. MÉTODO: Aplicamos um questionário de DS em 1180 crianças: 547 com DS e 633 sem DS (GC, avaliandose cognição pelo Teste Gestáltico de Bender (TB. RESULTADOS: Observamos proporção semelhante de DC nas crianças com DS (39% e nas do GC (40%. As crianças de 8 anos do DS apresentaram menor prevalência de DC do que as do GC (DS=6%, n=6; GC=13%, n=16; p=0,04. CONCLUSÃO: A proporção de crianças com DC foi igual nos grupos estudo e controle quando consideramos a amostra total (crianças de 7 a 10 anos. Contrariando nossas expectativas, o grupo DS de 8 anos apresentou menos DC que o grupo controle.

  20. A new UHV micro positioning system for high load

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    In this work we report the design and performance of a novel compact in-vacuum actuator, designed to be compatible with all the motions required for the scissor-type ESRF mirror bender. These mirror benders include several linear actuators, which drive the mirror bending torques, as well as the main alignment motions such as pitch and translation along the normal to the mirror surface. The motions are provided by compact linear actuators, which consist of motor, reduction, spindle and nut, encapsulated on a closed air volume to provide vacuum compatibility. The actuator includes a hydroformed bellows to transmit the force to the actuator tip, and an electrical feedthrough for the motor cables. The design boundaries for these actuators are quite tight, as they must be integrated in a narrow volume, must be UHV compatible and must provide high resolution, for a relatively high load. As a result, they have limited mechanical performance, and in some cases poor reliability. To overcome these problems, we designed and implemented a different concept. In the proposed concept, the motor rotation is converted onto a linear motion by means of a cam instead of a spindle and a nut. This allows for much shorter and stiffer transmission system, with similar dimensions. The vacuum compatibility is intrinsic for this solution, since the whole mechanism of the actuator is UHV compatible. All motions are preloaded and guided by vacuum compatible (hybrid metal-ceramics) ball bearings. This allows the system reaching a repeatability and backlash well within the micron. The absence of friction allows for a high reliability and releases the maintenance needs of the system. The transmission is intrinsically irreversible, and the system can hold a load of 250 N within a few nanometers without any holding current on the motors. This allows the system to move reliably also in micro-stepping mode, providing a resolution well below the half-step nominal resolution of 100 nm. Performances

  1. Reduction of ocean tide aliasing in the context of a next generation gravity field mission

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    Hauk, Markus; Daras, Ilias; Pail, Roland

    2017-04-01

    Ocean tide aliasing is currently one of the main limiting factors for temporal gravity field determination and the derivation of mass transport processes in the Earth system. This will be true even more for future gravity field missions with improved measurement technology, which cannot be fully exploited due to this dominant systematic error source. In several previous studies it has been shown that temporal aliasing, related to tidal and non-tidal sources, can be significantly reduced by double-pair formations, e.g., in a so-called Bender configuration, and its effects can be migrated to higher frequencies by an optimum orbit choice, especially the orbit altitude (Murböck et al. 2013). Improved processing strategies and extended parameter models should be able to further reduce the problem. Concerning non-tidal aliasing, it could be shown that the parameterization of short-period long-wavelength gravity field signals, the so-called Wiese approach, is a powerful method for aliasing reduction (Wiese et al. 2013), but it does not really work for the very short-period signals of ocean tides with mainly semi-diurnal and diurnal periods (Daras 2015). In this contribution, several methods dealing with the reduction of ocean tide aliasing are investigated both from a methodological and a numerical point of view. One of the promising strategies is the co-estimation of selected tidal constituents over long time periods, also considering the basic orbit frequencies of the satellites. These improved estimates for ocean tide signals can then be used in a second step as an enhanced de-aliasing product for the computation of short-period temporal gravity fields. From a number of theoretical considerations and numerical case-studies, recommendations for an optimum orbit selection with respect to reduction of ocean tide aliasing shall be derived for two main mission scenarios. The first one is a classical Bender configuration being composed of a (near-) polar and an inclined in

  2. Hematoma subdural crónico: Resultados quirúrgicos en 2 años de trabajo

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    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available Disminuir al máximo la mortalidad por hematoma subdural crónico (HSDC, es un reto que se debe alcanzar en todo centro neuroquirúrgico, en el que pueden influir el diagnóstico precoz y la adecuada selección del proceder quirúrgico. Se presentan 20 pacientes, 16 masculinos (80 % y 4 femeninos (20 %, con una edad promedio para el grupo de 66,55 años, tratados quirúrgicamente por medio de la trepanación múltiple con lavado de la cavidad y drenaje cerrado al exterior. La angiografía carotídea constituyó el examen más utilizado para el diagnóstico 14 (70 %, seguida por la tomografía axial computadorizada (TAC 8 (40 %. La escala de Bender se empleó para clasificar a los enfermos según el estado neurológico al ingreso, y se halló que el 80 % estaba en los grados I y II. Los resultados se evaluaron según la escala de resultados de Glasgow, y presentaron 17 (85 %, una buena recuperaciónTo reduce as much as possible mortality from chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH is a goal that should be attained by every neurosurgical center. An early diagnosis and an adequate selection of the surgical procedure may influence on it. 20 patients, 16 males (80 % and 4 females (20 % with an average age by group of 66.55 years of age were surgically treated by multiple trephining with lavage of the cavity and closed drainage. The carotid angiography was the most used test for the diagnosis with 14 (70 %, followed by computerized axial tomography (CAT with 8 (40 %. Bender´s scale was utilized to classify the patients according to the neurological state at the time of admission . 80 % of them corresponded to degrees I and II. The results were evaluated by using the Glasgow´s scale. 17 (85 % had a good recovery

  3. Planning the expansion of electrical transmission networks with evolutionary programming; Planeacion de la expansion de redes de transmision electrica con programacion evolucionaria

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    Ceciliano Meza, Jose Luis

    1997-12-31

    In this work it is presented for the first time in the literature the solution of the problem of the planning the expansion of an electrical transmission network (PERTE) with the use of the Evolutionary Programming. The evolutionary programming is a stochastic method of optimization with similar characteristics to the generic algorithms, but different. During the development of this work it is shown what each one of these two heuristic methods of optimization consist of. Additionally, the main characteristics of other two heuristic methods known in the literature are described (Tabu Searching and Simulated Annealing). These two methods together with the genetic algorithms and decomposition of Benders have also been used to solve the problem of planning PERTE. The operation of the proposed algorithm of evolutionary programming was tested in two networks of electrical transmission. The first case of test is a system which is known in the literature. The second case is a representative system of the electrical transmission network of Central America. The results obtained improve all the results shown when applying different heuristic methods of optimization (genetic algorithms, simulated annealing and Tabu searching) to solve the same problem. [Espanol] En este trabajo se presenta por primera vez en la literatura, la solucion del problema de la planeacion de expansion de una red de transmision electrica (PERTE) con el uso de la Programacion Evolucionaria. La programacion evolucionaria es un metodo estocastico de optimizacion con caracteristicas similares a los algoritmos geneticos, pero diferente. Durante el desarrollo de este trabajo se muestra en que consiste cada uno de estos dos metodos heuristicos de optimizacion. Ademas, se describen las caracteristicas principales de otros dos metodos heuristicos conocidos en la literatura (busqueda Tabu y Recorrido Simulado). Estos dos metodos juntos con los algoritmos geneticos y descomposicion de Benders tambien han sido

  4. Multi-period natural gas market modeling Applications, stochastic extensions and solution approaches

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    Egging, Rudolf Gerardus

    This dissertation develops deterministic and stochastic multi-period mixed complementarity problems (MCP) for the global natural gas market, as well as solution approaches for large-scale stochastic MCP. The deterministic model is unique in the combination of the level of detail of the actors in the natural gas markets and the transport options, the detailed regional and global coverage, the multi-period approach with endogenous capacity expansions for transportation and storage infrastructure, the seasonal variation in demand and the representation of market power according to Nash-Cournot theory. The model is applied to several scenarios for the natural gas market that cover the formation of a cartel by the members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, a low availability of unconventional gas in the United States, and cost reductions in long-distance gas transportation. 1 The results provide insights in how different regions are affected by various developments, in terms of production, consumption, traded volumes, prices and profits of market participants. The stochastic MCP is developed and applied to a global natural gas market problem with four scenarios for a time horizon until 2050 with nineteen regions and containing 78,768 variables. The scenarios vary in the possibility of a gas market cartel formation and varying depletion rates of gas reserves in the major gas importing regions. Outcomes for hedging decisions of market participants show some significant shifts in the timing and location of infrastructure investments, thereby affecting local market situations. A first application of Benders decomposition (BD) is presented to solve a large-scale stochastic MCP for the global gas market with many hundreds of first-stage capacity expansion variables and market players exerting various levels of market power. The largest problem solved successfully using BD contained 47,373 variables of which 763 first-stage variables, however using BD did not result in

  5. Sleep disorders are associated with impulsivity in school children aged 8 to 10 years Distúrbios de sono associam-se com impulsividade em escolares de 8 a 10 anos de idade

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    Marilaine Medeiros

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Sleep has an important function in the physical and emotional development of children. Some studies suggest an association between impulsivity and sleep disorders. However, little is known about this association in schoolchildren aged 8 to 10 years. METHOD: We studied 1180 children, 547 with sleep disorders (SD and 633 without SD (control group, classified with SD questionnaires. Within the SD group, 53 children with sleep-related respiratory disorders (SRRD and 521 children with non-respiratory sleep disorders (NRSD were analyzed. We acessed emotional indicators of impulsivity with Bender test. RESULTS: More SD children presented impulsivity than control group (pCONTEXTO: O sono tem função importante no desenvolvimento físico e emocional das crianças. Alguns estudos sugerem a associação de impulsividade e distúrbios do sono, sendo pouco conhecida esta associação em escolares na faixa etária de 8 a 10 anos. MÉTODO: Estudamos 1180 crianças, 547 com distúrbio do sono (DS e 633 normais (grupo controle, classificadas através de questionários sobre distúrbios do sono. Dentro do grupo DS, analisamos separadamente as crianças com distúrbio respiratório relacionado ao sono (DRRS e com distúrbios não respiratórios do sono (DNRS. Aplicamos o Teste Gestáltico de Bender (TB para detectar os indicadores emocionais de impulsividade. RESULTADOS: Maior número de crianças com DS apresentaram impulsividade em relação às crianças do grupo controle (p<0,05. Mais crianças de 10 anos de idade do grupo DNRS apresentaram impulsividade em relação ao grupo controle da mesma idade (p=0,001. Impulsividade e DRRS estiveram associados apenas entre as crianças de 8 anos de idade (p<0,05. CONCLUSÃO: Crianças com DS em geral, crianças com DRRS de 8 anos de idade, e crianças com 10 anos de idade do grupo DNRS apresentaram maior proporção de indicadores de impulsividade do que crianças do grupo controle.

  6. [Assessment of chosen cognitive functions in children and adolescents with primary headaches].

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    Zgorzalewicz, Małgorzata; Mojs, Ewa

    2006-01-01

    Foundations and aim of the study: Right development of cognitive functions is one of the basal factors, which determines good realization of the developmental tasks, for example achievement in education. Primary headaches especially migraine can be one of the important factor disturbing cognitive functioning of children and adolescents. The aim of the study was to estimate the level of some chosen aspects of cognitive and intellectual functioning of children and adolescents with primary headaches: migraine and tension type (TTH). 90 patients with migraine and 35 with TTH were diagnosed according to the classification of the International Headache Society (IHS 2004). Both groups matched each other according to distribution and averages in sex, age, age of the disease occurrence and time of its duration. The methods used in the study were Raven Test (intelligence), Benton Visual Retention Test form C and D, method A (short term memory for visual modality), Ten Words Test as a shortened version of RAVLT (abilities of learning processes and memory), Loretta Bender Gestalt Test and Bender-Koppitz Test (visuomotor integration and visual perception). The significant difference in the level of intelligence was stated between the examined groups. Children with migraine, especially without aura, in comparison to peers with TTH reached better results in Raven Test. The analysis of the results of the Benton Test in the number of correct and incorrect reproduced tables shows that children with migraine have poorer results. The percentage of correct answers in area of the level of visuomotor intergration was lower in the group with migraine (64%) than in the group with TTH (76%). Patients with migraine mainly with aura (41%) got lower results in Ten Word Test, which estimates the sum of gained results in five trials, and a percentage of correct answers in comparison to the group with TTH (60%). Patients with migraine in comparison to children with TTH show important disturbances

  7. Multi-Period Natural Gas Market Modeling. Applications, Stochastic Extensions and Solution Approaches

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    Egging, R.G.

    2010-11-01

    This dissertation develops deterministic and stochastic multi-period mixed complementarity problems (MCP) for the global natural gas market, as well as solution approaches for large-scale stochastic MCP. The deterministic model is unique in the combination of the level of detail of the actors in the natural gas markets and the transport options, the detailed regional and global coverage, the multi-period approach with endogenous capacity expansions for transportation and storage infrastructure, the seasonal variation in demand and the representation of market power according to Nash-Cournot theory. The model is applied to several scenarios for the natural gas market that cover the formation of a cartel by the members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, a low availability of unconventional gas in the United States, and cost reductions in long-distance gas transportation. The results provide insights in how different regions are affected by various developments, in terms of production, consumption, traded volumes, prices and profits of market participants. The stochastic MCP is developed and applied to a global natural gas market problem with four scenarios for a time horizon until 2050 with nineteen regions and containing 78,768 variables. The scenarios vary in the possibility of a gas market cartel formation and varying depletion rates of gas reserves in the major gas importing regions. Outcomes for hedging decisions of market participants show some significant shifts in the timing and location of infrastructure investments, thereby affecting local market situations. A first application of Benders decomposition (BD) is presented to solve a large-scale stochastic MCP for the global gas market with many hundreds of first-stage capacity expansion variables and market players exerting various levels of market power. The largest problem solved successfully using BD contained 47,373 variables of which 763 first-stage variables, however using BD did not result in

  8. O projeto de extensão “Pensando a geografia e seus conceitos-chave” e as articulacões extensão, ensino e pesquisa

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    Rosalvo Nobre Carneiro

    2010-07-01

    A tríade Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão são os pilares de sustentação para a atividade acadêmica no âmbito da universidade. Neste sentido, o presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar a inter-relação entre as atividades de extensão, ensino e pesquisa do Projeto de Extensão “Pensando a Geografia e seus conceitos-chave”, desenvolvido no Curso de Geografia do Campus Avançado Professora Maria Elisa de Albuquerque Maia (CAMEAM, da Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN, localizado em Pau dos Ferros. Foram desenvolvidas diversas atividades no decorrer deste projeto, durante os anos de 2007 e 2008, como os Espaços de Diálogos Temáticos (EDT realizados na universidade, as Oficinas Temáticas em escolas de ensino fundamental e médio de Pau dos Ferros, a realização de um seminário, além de produções científicas a partir destes. Mais de 300 pessoas foram envolvidas no projeto, incluindo professores e alunos da educação básica e do curso de geografia do CAMEAM. O referido projetovem desempenhado o papel que lhe é atribuído no contexto sócio-espacial de Pau dos Ferros, ao articular o ensino e a pesquisa na busca de melhorias para a educação local e para a formação de profissionais qualificados.

  9. Fuldt nummer

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    Full Text Available Nummeret indeholder følgende artikler: Hvordan begrunder undervisere forelæsninger? Et interviewstudie med undervisere fra to fagmiljøer Anna Bager-Elsborg Læring i Modvind: Hvordan forbedrer man de studerendes præstation i fag, som de typisk opfatter som svære og kedelige? Carina Saxlund Bischoff Afmystificering af forskning: Et studenterperspektiv på et praktisk møde med forskerverdenen Maia Ebsen, Sophie Therese Burisch og Sandra Thomas Informationskompetente studieledere – om sammenhænge mellem studielederes brug af videnskilder og deres ledelsestilgange Thomas Harboe, Camilla Østerberg Rump, Jette Hyldegård og Jesper Bruun Retoriske strategier som led i mere effektiv vejledning Helle Hvass og Stine Heger Når der eksamineres mundtligt – eksaminators rolle og indhentning af bedømmelsesgrundlag i sundhedsuddannelser Thomas Würtz Jensen, Winnie Westergaard Høgsaa, Carsten Nielsen Udvikling af studerendes akademiske skrivekompetencer – en model for en indsats på fakultetsniveau Tine Wirenfeldt Jensen, Gina Bay og Per Andersen Ph.d.-vejlederkurser i Danmark: Status på indhold og diskussion af kvalitet Sofie Kobayashi, Mirjam Godskesen og Gitte Wichmann-Hansen Hvordan bedømmes undervisningskompetencer ved ansættelse af videnskabeligt personale ved universitetet? Sofie Kobayashi, Nana Quistgaard og Camilla Østerberg Rump Undervisning i engelsksprogede uddannelser er ikke kun et spørgsmål om sprog – det er først og sidst undervisning Karen M. Lauridsen og Ole Lauridsen Risikonavigation i fremdriftsstormen – når studerende oversætter fremdriftsreformen ud fra nye risikologikker Laura Louise Sarauw og Simon Madsen Aktiv undervisning: ’Flipped’ undervisning i bærende konstruktioner og arkitektur Mirnes Tulic og Jesper Thøger Christensen Læringsportfolio som individuelt refleksionsrum i kollektiv læring Frederikke Winther Anmeldelse: Fra studie til arbejdsliv Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard

  10. Open Praxis, volumen 1 issue 1

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    Full Text Available Table of Contents - A Study on the Importance of Fostering Trust in a Distance Learning Community Sónia Sousa, David Lamas & Brian Hudson (1-10 - Teacher Upgrading through Distance Education in a South African Context C. G. Kruger & Prof. E. J. Spamer (11-19 - An Investigation into Delivery of On-Line Courses within an Early Childhood Teacher Education Distance Programme in New Zealand Susan E. Smart (20-29 - Transnational Online Project Management Curriculum Model for Engineering Students Enrique Benimeli Bofarull, Anke Muendler, Peter Haber (30-39 - China Rural Distance Education and Construction of the New Countryside Li Fanghong & Zeng Yichun (40-46 - E-Learning in Japan: Steam Locomotive on Shinkansen Ali E. Ozkul, Ph.D. & Kumiko Aoki, Ph.D.  (47-55 - Widening Access to Higher Education: Open and Distance Learning in Higher Education Setting in Indonesia Paulina Pannen (56-65 - Research and Development of a Costing Toolkit for Distance, Flexible and ICT-Based Education for Teacher Development in Africa Frank R J Banks (66-75 - Fostering E-Learning in Medical Education: The Eurovacc Team Experience Guilherme Andrade Marson, Nathalie Debard, Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl, Pascal Py, Yan Cornneille, Laurent Richard, Alain Meystre (76-86 - Program Upgrading Teachers in Education Irene Hardy de Gómez (87-95 - ICT based learning strategies for Educating nomads Yogesh Kulkarni & Dr. Madhav Gaikwad (96-102 - Information and Communication Technology and Distance Education in Brazil Marta de Campos Maia & Fernando de Souza Meirelles (103-112 - ICDE’s interview with Susan D’Antoni, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP (113-117 - ICDE Task Force Open Educational Resources – Inquiry Results (118-125 - 22nd ICDE – World Conference on Distance Education: Facts and figures (126-131

  11. "ABC's Earthquake" (Experiments and models in seismology)

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    2017-04-01

    Ana Almeida, Portugal Almeida, Ana Escola Básica e Secundária Dr. Vieira de Carvalho Moreira da Maia, Portugal The purpose of this presentation, in poster format, is to disclose an activity which was planned and made by me, in a school on the north of Portugal, using a kit of materials simple and easy to use - the sismo-box. The activity "ABC's Earthquake" was developed under the discipline of Natural Sciences, with students from 7th grade, geosciences teachers and other areas. The possibility of work with the sismo-box was seen as an exciting and promising opportunity to promote science, seismology more specifically, to do science, when using the existing models in the box and with them implement the scientific method, to work and consolidate content and skills in the area of Natural Sciences, to have a time of sharing these materials with classmates, and also with other teachers from the different areas. Throughout the development of the activity, either with students or teachers, it was possible to see the admiration by the models presented in the earthquake-box, as well as, the interest and the enthusiasm in wanting to move and understand what the results after the proposed procedure in the script. With this activity, we managed to promote: - educational success in this subject; a "school culture" with active participation, with quality, rules, discipline and citizenship values; fully integration of students with special educational needs; strengthen the performance of the school as a cultural, informational and formation institution; provide activities to date and innovative; foment knowledge "to be, being and doing" and contribute to a moment of joy and discovery.Learn by doing!

  12. Evaluation of AirMSPI photopolarimetric retrievals of smoke properties with in-situ observations collected during the ImPACT-PM field campaign

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    Kalashnikova, O. V.; Garay, M. J.; Xu, F.; Seidel, F.; Diner, D. J.; Seinfeld, J.; Bates, K. H.; Kong, W.; Kenseth, C.; Cappa, C. D.

    2017-12-01

    We introduce and evaluate an approach for obtaining closure between in situ and polarimetric remote sensing observations of smoke properties obtained during the collocated CIRPAS Twin Otter and ER-2 aircraft measurements of the Lebec fire event on July 8, 2016. We investigate the utility of multi-angle, spectropolarimetric remote sensing imagery to evaluate the relative contribution of organics, non-organic and black carbon particles to smoke particulate composition. The remote sensing data were collected during the Imaging Polarimetric and Characterization of Tropospheric Particular Matter (ImPACT-PM) field campaign by the Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI), which flew on NASA's high-altitude ER-2 aircraft. The ImPACT-PM field campaign was a joint JPL/Caltech effort to combine measurements from the Terra Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), AirMSPI, in situ airborne measurements, and a chemical transport model to validate remote sensing retrievals of different types of airborne particulate matter with a particular emphasis on carbonaceous aerosols. The in-situ aerosol data were collected with a suite of Caltech instruments on board the CIRPAS Twin Otter aircraft and included the Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS), the Differential Mobility Analyzer (DMA), and the Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP-2). The CIRPAS Twin Otter aircraft was also equipped with the Particle Soot Absorption Photometer (PSAP), nephelometer, a particle counter, and meteorological sensors. We found that the multi-angle polarimetric observations are capable of fire particulate emission monitoring by particle type as inferred from the in-situ airborne measurements. Modeling of retrieval sensitivities show that the characterization of black carbon is the most challenging. The work aims at evaluating multi-angle, spectropolarimetric capabilities for particulate matter characterization in support of the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) satellite investigation

  13. Correlation between aromatase expression in the eutopic endometrium of symptomatic patients and the presence of endometriosis

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    Full Text Available Hugo Maia Jr1,2, Clarice Haddad1,2, Julio Casoy11CEPARH, 2Itaigara Memorial Day Hospital, Salvador, Bahia, BrazilObjective: To investigate whether aromatase expression in the eutopic endometrium correlates with the presence and severity of endometriosis in patients with infertility and/or dysmenorrhea undergoing laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.Patients: The study involved 106 patients of reproductive age with symptoms of dysmenorrhea and infertility. Sixteen endometriosis-free asymptomatic patients were used as a control group.Methods: Concomitant laparoscopy and hysteroscopy was carried out in all cases. An endometrial biopsy was taken to determine aromatase p450 expression by immunohistochemistry. Endometriosis was staged according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine classification.Results: Endometriosis was diagnosed by laparoscopy in 92/106 symptomatic patients. In this group, aromatase expression was detected in the eutopic endometrium of 66/92 patients with endometriosis (72% and in 13/14 (95% patients in the symptomatic, endometriosis-free group (P = 0.09. Aromatase expression was not detected in any patients from the control group. In the endometriosis group, aromatase expression was detected in the eutopic endometrium of 28/45 patients (62% with American Society of Reproductive Medicine classification stage 1 of the disease, in 11/14 patients (78% with stage II, 14/20 patients (70% with stage III, and in 12/13 patients (92% with stage IV; however, the difference was only statistically significant between stages I and IV (P = 0.04.Conclusion: Aromatase expression in the endometrium was associated with the presence of dysmenorrhea and infertility irrespective of the presence of endometriosis. When endometriosis was present, however, there was a tendency for aromatase expression to be positively correlated with dysmenorrhea severity.Keywords: aromatase, endometrium, endometriosis, Cox-2, dysmenorrhea

  14. Microscopic and molecular characterization of Hepatozoon domerguei (Apicomplexa) and Foleyella furcata (Nematoda) in wild endemic reptiles from Madagascar.

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    Maia, João P; Crottini, Angelica; Harris, David James

    2014-01-01

    Madagascar is one of the world's top twelve "megadiversity" hot spots hosting unique and threatened flora and fauna. Parasites are a major component of biodiversity but remain largely uncharacterized in wildlife. In this study we combine microscopic and molecular assessment of hemoparasites in endemic reptile species from Madagascar. We detected three distinct parasites: the apicomplexans Hepatozoon and Sarcocystis, and filarial nematodes. The prevalence and intensity of these apicomplexans were low overall, while microfilarial infections in chameleons were relatively high. We detected mixed infections of two Hepatozoon haplotypes in Madagascarophis colubrinus, and of Hepatozoon and microfilariae in a Furcifer sp. Phylogenetic analyses of Hepatozoon showed evidence of prey-predator transmission, with identical sequences found in the snakes M. colubrinus and Ithycyphus oursi, and their prey Furcifer sp. Based on previous studies regarding the life cycle of Hepatozoon domerguei Landau, Chabaud, Michel, and Brygoo, 1970 in these hosts and due to their morphological similarity, we propose that this Hepatozoon haplotype is Hepatozoon domerguei. Future studies, including the examination of invertebrate hosts, are needed to verify this preliminary taxonomic identification. A distinct hemogregarine haplotype was found in Oplurus sp., which displayed morphologically different gametocytes, some of which were apparently inside leukocytes. The Sarcocystis identified from Tracheloptychus petersi was identical to that reported in a North African snake, indicating that the same lineage is found in geographically distinct regions. By combining morphological and genetic information, Foleyella furcata (Linstow, 1899) filarial nematodes were identified in several Furcifer chameleons. This study provides insights into the distribution, diversity and host-parasite interactions of hemoparasites in wild reptile populations from Madagascar. © J.P. Maia et al., published by EDP Sciences

  15. Combining oral contraceptives with a natural nuclear factor-kappa B inhibitor for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain

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    Maia H Jr

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Hugo Maia Jr,1–3 Clarice Haddad,3 Julio Casoy3 1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, 2Itaigara Memorial Day Hospital, 3Centro de Pesquisas e Assistência em Reprodução Humana (CEPARH, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Abstract: Endometriosis is a chronic disease in which a persistent state of heightened inflammation is maintained by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB activation. The progestins present in oral contraceptives are potent inhibitors of NF-κB translocation to cell nuclei, while Pycnogenol® (Pinus pinaster acts by blocking post-translational events. In this study, the effects of Pycnogenol on pain scores were investigated in patients with endometriosis using oral contraceptives containing either gestodene or drospirenone in extended regimens. Pain scores were determined using a visual analog scale before and after 3 months of treatment. Oral contraceptives, used alone (groups 1 and 3 or in association with Pycnogenol (groups 2 and 4, resulted in significant decreases in pain scores after 3 months of treatment; however, this reduction was significantly greater in the groups using oral contraceptives + Pycnogenol (groups 2 and 4 compared with those using oral contraceptives alone (groups 1 and 3. In the groups using oral contraceptives alone, 50% of patients became pain-free by the end of the third month of treatment. These results suggest that Pycnogenol increases the efficacy of oral contraceptives for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain. Keywords: Pycnogenol®, aromatase, endometriosis, nuclear factor-kappa B

  16. Insect galls from Atlantic Forest areas of Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brazil: characterization and occurrence

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    Valéria Cid Maia

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Galhas de insetos de areas de Mata Atlântica de Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brasil: caracterização e ocorrência. Três áreas protegidas de Mata atlântica foram investigadas em  Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, de junho de 2007 a agosto de 2009: Estação Biológica de Santa Lúcia, Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi e Parque Natural Municipal São Lourenço. A vegetação local foi examinada à procura de galhas de insetos. Foram encontrados 265 morfotipos de galhas em 141 espécies de plantas (104 gêneros e 49 famílias. Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, Melastomataceae e Rubiaceae foram as famílias de planta com maior riqueza de galhas. Os gêneros super-hospedeiros foram Mikania Willd. (Asteraceae, Myrcia DC. ex. Guill. (Myrtaceae e Inga Mill. (Fabaceae. A espécie super-hospedeira foi Guapira opposita (Vell. Reitz. (Nyctaginaceae. As galhas foram encontradas em folhas, caules, botões, raízes e gavinhas. As folhas foram o órgão vegetal mais galhado, seguidas pelos caules e botões. Os indutores pertencem a quatro ordens de insetos: Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera e Thysanoptera, sendo Cecidomyiidae (Diptera os mais frequentes e diversificados galhadores. Inquilinos foram obtidos de seis morfotipos de galhas, estando representados por Cecidomyiidae and Muscomorpha. Nove species galhadoras são registradas pela primeira vez no Estado do Espírito Santo, e Cordiamyia globosa Maia, 1996 é assinalada pela primeira vez para o município de Santa Teresa. O presente estudo indica Santa Teresa (ES como a área de Mata Atlântica com maior riqueza de galhas de insetos.

  17. Violência, culpa e ato: causas e efeitos subjetivos em adolescentes

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    Henrique Figueiredo Carneiro

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um relato de pesquisa realizada sobre a violência e o adolescente, evidenciando o objetivo, as causas e os efeitos subjetivos que desencadeiam a violência na atualidade. Apresenta também uma investigação qualitativa com referencial teórico-conceitual da psicanálise, em destaque os conceitos de mal-estar, lei, anomia, limites, laços sociais, necessidade, desejo, culpa, passagem ao ato, individualismo, discurso capitalista, amor, vida e morte. Foram utilizados fotografias e fragmentos de filmes apresentados aos adolescentes inseridos no projeto Pró-jovem, desenvolvido na cidade de Maracanaú, Ceará, Brasil. As análises confirmaram os pressupostos da pesquisa de que a violência guarda relação direta com a ineficácia dos discursos normativos, que a culpa não comparece em consequência dos atos desfechados contra o próximo e que o sujeito não se guia por uma referência mítica do representante da lei.(* Colaboradores da pesquisa: doutora Marta Gerez Ambertín (Universidad de Santiago del Estero - Argentina; mestra em Psicologia Márcia Batista dos Santos (Universidade de Fortaleza - Brasil; alunos de Mestrado em Psicologia: Thiago Costa Matos Carneiro da Cunha (Labio, Rossana Vaz Borja (Labio, Carla Renata Braga de Souza (Labio/Leipcs, Lisieux D’Jesus Luzia de Araújo Rocha (Labio/Otium - Universidade de Fortaleza - Brasil; graduado em Psicologia Marcus Vinicius Ximenes Rocha (Universidade de Fortaleza – Brasil; bolsista de I. C. CNPq: Ricardo Pinheiro Maia Júnior; bolsista de I. C. Funcap: Rayana Silva Lima (Universidade de Fortaleza. Projeto apoiado pelo CNPq por meio de Bolsa de Produtividade em Pesquisa concedida ao Prof. Dr. Henrique Figueiredo Carneiro.

  18. Holding the body in mind: Interoceptive awareness, dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being.

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    Hanley, Adam W; Mehling, Wolf E; Garland, Eric L

    2017-08-01

    Objective Recent dialogue between Western and Eastern traditions has stimulated novel explorations of the relationship between mind and body. Many of these cross-cultural, mind-body dialogues have proven productive in identifying more adaptive forms of embodiment. Prior studies suggest that dispositional mindfulness (DM) and interoceptive awareness (IA) are associated but distinct, key constructs in mind-body approaches that are conceptualized in a variety of ways with imprecisely characterized relationship. The current study is a secondary data analysis that explores the relationship between scores on measures of IA and DM, examining multivariate networks of association between these constructs and addressing their relationship with scores on a measure of psychological well-being. Participants (n=478) were American adults completing measures of interoceptive awareness (as measured by the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness; MAIA), dispositional mindfulness (as measured by the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire; FFMQ), and psychological well-being (as measure by the Scales of Psychological Well-Being; SPWB) online. The average participant age was 36.44 (S.D.=12.17), and 57% were female. Correlational results from his study indicated that the IA scales and DM facets form two associative clusters. Canonical correlation analysis supported this finding, revealing that two primary networks of association exist between IA and DM, a Regulatory Awareness cluster and an Acceptance in Action cluster. Finally, hierarchical linear regression demonstrated that the self-report measures of IA and DM shared considerable variance, but also explained unique portions of the variance in psychological well-being. This psychometric investigation demonstrates that IA and DM are tightly interwoven, partly overlapping constructs. Indeed, greater DM is strongly linked with greater IA. Additionally, both IA and DM appear to be independently associated with enhanced

  19. The association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms (TaqI and FokI, Type 2 diabetes, and micro-/macrovascular complications in postmenopausal women

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Juliana Maia,1 Andreia Soares da Silva,2 Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo,3 Taciana Furtado de Mendonça,2 Luiz Henrique Maciel Griz,1 Patricia Moura,2 Francisco Bandeira1 1Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, 2Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Pernambuco Medical School, Recife, 3Federal University of São Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil Introduction: Since there is evidence of the action of vitamin D as a modulator of insulin release and atherosclerosis, it may well be that the vitamin D receptor polymorphisms are associated with diabetes and its chronic complications. Aims: To examine the associations between vitamin D receptor polymorphisms (FokI and TaqI and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM and its associated chronic complications in postmenopausal women. Methods: This cross-sectional study analyzed 100 postmenopausal women with T2DM (mean age 65.7±7.18 years and 100 postmenopausal women without diabetes in the control group (mean age 65.1±9.18 years; P=0.1608. We evaluated clinical and metabolic parameters and analyzed TaqI and FokI polymorphisms. Results: There were no significant differences in genotype and allele frequencies between patients and controls in either of the polymorphisms studied. In the group of patients with diabetes, there were no significant differences in either polymorphism in relation to stroke, retinopathy, nephropathy, or neuropathy. However, in patients with T2DM and coronary artery disease, f genotype (P=0.0361 and the combination of Ff + ff genotypes were observed less frequently (P=0.0462.Conclusion: This study suggests the potential protective factor of FokI polymorphism for coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women with T2DM in the recessive model. Keywords: Type 2 diabetes, VDR, polymorphism, vitamin D

  20. Impacto da responsabilidade social sob a óptica empresarial do norte litoral de Portugal

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    Valentin Alejandro Martínez Fernández

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La responsabilidad social surge en la literatura del siglo XIX y desde entonces ha ganado una mayor expresión, atención e interés de los estudiosos, empresarios y público en general, debido a su impacto en particular. Por lo tanto, la responsabi- lidad social ha tenido en las últimas décadas una fuerte expansión que ha llevado a su aplicabilidad en la estrategia empresarial. Hoy, académicos y hombres de negocios van juntos tratando nuevas estrategias que incluyen nuevas variables en un estudio propiciado por la aparición de nuevas formas de actividad empresarial y por la creación de redes sociales. Ante esta nueva situación, el propósito de este artículo es comprobar si hay un impacto en la adopción de prácticas de respon- sabilidad social de las empresas de Maia y, en caso afirmativo, si afecta positiva o negativamente a la imagen corporativa de las empresas en el litoral norte de Portugal. Este artículo se estructura en dos secciones. La primera consiste en una revisión de la literatura sobre el tema, presentando el tema principal de los marcos conceptuales para el análisis. La segunda parte consiste en un estudio empírico que utiliza un análisis multivariado factorial que permite la activación de las primeras conclusiones sobre el impacto de la responsabilidad social en Portugal, sobre todo en las empresas objeto de estudio. Se encontró en el estudio que la práctica de la responsabilidad social crea impacto en las acciones de las empresas, pero no se produce de manera significativa en sus resultados económicos.

  1. Holistic flood risk assessment using agent-based modelling: the case of Sint Maarten Island

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    Abayneh Abebe, Yared; Vojinovic, Zoran; Nikolic, Igor; Hammond, Michael; Sanchez, Arlex; Pelling, Mark

    2015-04-01

    Floods in coastal regions are regarded as one of the most dangerous and harmful disasters. Though commonly referred to as natural disasters, coastal floods are also attributable to various social, economic, historical and political issues. Rapid urbanisation in coastal areas combined with climate change and poor governance can lead to a significant increase in the risk of pluvial flooding coinciding with fluvial and coastal flooding posing a greater risk of devastation in coastal communities. Disasters that can be triggered by hydro-meteorological events are interconnected and interrelated with both human activities and natural processes. They, therefore, require holistic approaches to help understand their complexity in order to design and develop adaptive risk management approaches that minimise social and economic losses and environmental impacts, and increase resilience to such events. Being located in the North Atlantic Ocean, Sint Maarten is frequently subjected to hurricanes. In addition, the stormwater catchments and streams on Sint Maarten have several unique characteristics that contribute to the severity of flood-related impacts. Urban environments are usually situated in low-lying areas, with little consideration for stormwater drainage, and as such are subject to flash flooding. Hence, Sint Maarten authorities drafted policies to minimise the risk of flood-related disasters on the island. In this study, an agent-based model is designed and applied to understand the implications of introduced policies and regulations, and to understand how different actors' behaviours influence the formation, propagation and accumulation of flood risk. The agent-based model built for this study is based on the MAIA meta-model, which helps to decompose, structure and conceptualize socio-technical systems with an agent-oriented perspective, and is developed using the NetLogo simulation environment. The agents described in this model are households and businesses, and

  2. Advantages of the association of resveratrol with oral contraceptives for management of endometriosis-related pain

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Hugo Maia Jr,1,2 Clarice Haddad,2 Nathanael Pinheiro,3,4 Julio Casoy21Itaigara Memorial Day Hospital, 2Centro de Pesquisas e Assistência em Reprodução Humana, 3ImagePat, Pathology Laboratory, 4Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, BrazilBackground: The effect of resveratrol on the management of endometriosis-related pain was investigated in 12 patients who failed to obtain pain relief during use of an oral contraceptive containing drospirenone + ethinylestradiol.Methods and results: The addition of 30 mg of resveratrol to the contraceptive regimen resulted in a significant reduction in pain scores, with 82% of patients reporting complete resolution of dysmenorrhea and pelvic pain after 2 months of use. In a separate experiment, aromatase and cyclo-oxygenase-2 expression were investigated in the endometrial tissue of 42 patients submitted to laparoscopy and hysteroscopy for the management of endometriosis. Sixteen of these patients were using oral contraceptives alone prior to hospital admission, while the remaining 26 were using them in combination with resveratrol. Inhibition of both aromatase and cyclo-oxygenase-2 expression was significantly greater in the eutopic endometrium of patients using combined drospirenone + resveratrol therapy compared with the endometrium of patients using oral contraceptives alone.Conclusion: These results suggest that resveratrol potentiates the effect of oral contraceptives in the management of endometriosis-associated dysmenorrhea by further decreasing aromatase and cyclo-oxygenase-2 expression in the endometrium.Keywords: resveratrol, drospirenone, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, cyclo-oxygenase-2

  3. Análise da forma de descarte de medicamentos por usuários de uma Unidade de Saúde no município de Porto Alegre/RS

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    Gelson Antonio IOB

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Não há em nosso país uma normatização que regulamente o descarte de medicamentos domiciliares. Em vista disso, realizou-se um estudo quantitativo, contemporâneo, observacional, realizado por meio da aplicação de um questioná- rio estruturado objetivando analisar a forma mais comum de descarte de medicamentos por usuários da Unidade de Saúde Parque dos Maias (USPM do Grupo Hospitalar Conceição (GHC, localizada no município de Porto Alegre/ RS. O estudo incluiu 238 moradores, com erro aceitável de 5% e um nível de confiança de 95%. Em relação à análise da população estudada observou-se que 97,9% relataram que possuem medicamentos em suas residências; 86,6% nunca receberam orientação de como descartar medicamentos; 60% descartam no meio ambiente os medicamentos vencidos encontrados nos domicílios. A investigação estatística realizada pelo teste de Qui-quadrado para as variáveis analisadas não apresentou associação estatisticamente significativa entre escolaridade e renda com boa parte das ações de descarte de medicamentos pesquisadas. Constatou-se que medidas efetivas deveriam ser melhor organizadas para diminuir e regulamentar a geração e o destino dos medicamentos impróprios para o consumo presentes nas residências, minimizando assim danos ao meio ambiente e a saúde pública.

  4. Validation of structural design of JHR fuel element

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    Brisson, S.; Miras, G.; Le Bourdonnec, L.; Lemoine, P.; Anselmet, M.C.; Marelle, V.

    2010-01-01

    The validation of the structural design of the Jules Horowitz Reactor fuel element was made by the Finite Element Method, starting from the Computer Aided Design. The JHR fuel element is a cylindrical assembly of three sectors composed of eight rolled fuel plates. A roll-swaging process is used to join the fuel plates to three aluminium stiffeners. The hydraulic gap between each plate is 1.95 mm. The JHR fuel assembly is fastened at both ends to the upper and lower endfittings by riveting. The main stresses are essentially thermal loads, imposed on the fuel zone of the plates. These thermal loads result from the nuclear heat flux (W/cm 2 ). The mechanical loads are mainly hydraulic thrust forces. The average coolant velocity is 15 m/s. Seismic effects are also studied. The fuel assembly is entirely modelled by thin shells. The model takes into account asymmetric thermal loads which often appear in Research Reactors. The mechanics of the fuel plates vary in function of the burn up. These mechanical properties are derived from the data sets used in the MAIA code, and the validity of the structure is demonstrable at throughout the life of the fuel. Results concerning displacement are compared to functional criteria, while results concerning stress are compared to RCC-MX criteria. The results of this analysis show that the mechanical and geometrical integrity of the JHR fuel elements is respected for Operating Categories 1 and 2. This paper presents the methodology of this demonstration for the results obtained. (author)

  5. Sistema Salicweb: democratização no acesso à lei Rouanet?

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    Thabatta Pamela Toscan dos Santos

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo contribui com pesquisas na interface da comunicação, da democracia e dos serviços públicos, na medida em que analisa o real benefício da implantação da plataforma digital SALICWEB no Ministério da Cultura, especificamente em relação aos pedidos de incentivo fiscal da Lei Rouanet. Para tanto, o texto se utiliza dos seguintes teóricos: Max Weber, que analisa os processos de dominação e autoridade; Edson de Oliveira Nunes, que aborda o clientelismo na burocracia; e Moreira e Maia, que questiona se as tecnologias geram independência ou dependência nos usuários. Como conclusão, este artigo defende que a implantação do sistema SALICWEB pelo Ministério da Cultura foi benéfica e importante, principalmente por minimizar a demora burocrática da Lei Rouanet. Por outro lado, defende-se que o formato de envio de propostas por correspondência não deveria ser extinto, pois atualmente há uma dependência do proponente em relação à tecnologia, que já apresentou e ainda apresenta falhas e problemas técnicos.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21882/ruc.v4i7.645 Recebido: 15/07/2016 Publicado: 07/12/2016 

  6. The Mozart effect in biofeedback visual rehabilitation: a case report

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    Salvatore S

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Serena Salvatore, Aloisa Librando, Mariacristina Esposito, Enzo M VingoloDepartment of Ophthalmology, University La Sapienza, Polo Pontino, Alfredo Fiorini Hospital, Terracina, ItalyPurpose: To evaluate the usefulness of acoustic biofeedback by means of Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major K. 448 to maintain and/or restore visual performance in a patient with macular pucker and glaucoma.Methods: A 74-year-old patient with open angle glaucoma in both eyes and macular pucker in the right eye (RE underwent visual rehabilitation with acoustic biofeedback by means of the MAIA™ Vision Training Module (Centervue, Padova, Italy 10 minutes each eye once a week for 5 weeks. The patient was asked to move his eyes according to a sound which changed into Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos when the patient locked the fixation target.Results: Best-corrected visual acuity improved in his right eye (RE and was stable in the left eye (LE. Fixation stability improved in both eyes, and retinal sensitivity decreased in the RE and improved in the LE. The characteristic of the macular pucker did not change during the training as demonstrated with optical coherence tomography. The patient was very satisfied with the training, as demonstrated by a 25-item questionnaire (National Eye Institute – Visual Functioning Questionnaire, NEI-VFQ-25. The patient’s reading speed and the character size which he was able to read improved in his RE.Conclusion: Music could enhance synaptic plasticity and affect neural learning and fixation training by means of MAIA vision training. Therefore it can improve visual performance in patients with macular pucker, postpone the surgical time, and assure a better quality of life for the patient.Keywords: glaucoma, macular cellophane, music, vision training

  7. Síndrome da meningite asséptica por enterovírus e Leptospira sp em crianças de Salvador, Bahia

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    Silva Hagamenon R.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivando verificar a freqüência de enterovírus (EV, leptospiras e arbovírus como agentes causais da síndrome da meningite asséptica (SMA, em períodos não-epidêmicos, e comparar os pacientes com e sem diagnóstico etiológico determinado, foram selecionados 112 pacientes de idade entre 3 meses e 15 anos, com suspeita clínica de SMA, referenciados para Hospital Couto Maia, especializado em Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias (Salvador, Bahia, Em 44,6% (n=50 a etiologia foi determinada: enterovírus em 37,7% (n=42 dos casos, pelo teste de PCR Amplicor, por cultura do líquor e/ou de fezes; a Leptospira sp. em 7,1% (n=8, pelo método da micro-aglutinação, e nenhum caso de arbovírus foi detectado (inibição da hemaglutinação passiva. Entre os 14 enterovírus dos 22 isolados, foram identificados seis diferentes sorotipos, sendo o Echovirus-4 predominante (27,2%; 6/22 entre outros (Coxsackie B2, B3, B6 e B9; EV 71. Conclui-se que, os enterovírus foram os agentes mais freqüentes, e que a leptospirose deve ser lembrada no diagnóstico diferencial da SMA. Uma vez que as características clínicas e liquóricas dos pacientes dos grupos com e sem determinação do agente etiológico foram semelhantes, pode-se supor que o diagnóstico presuntivo de SMA é de provável etiologia viral ou pela leptospira.

  8. APS high heat load monochromator

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    Lee, W.K.; Mills, D.

    1993-02-01

    This document contains the design specifications of the APS high heat load (HHL) monochromator and associated accessories as of February 1993. It should be noted that work is continuing on many parts of the monochromator including the mechanical design, crystal cooling designs, etc. Where appropriate, we have tried to add supporting documentation, references to published papers, and calculations from which we based our decisions. The underlying philosophy behind performance specifications of this monochromator was to fabricate a device that would be useful to as many APS users as possible, that is, the design should be as generic as possible. In other words, we believe that this design will be capable of operating on both bending magnet and ID beamlines (with the appropriate changes to the cooling and crystals) with both flat and inclined crystal geometries and with a variety of coolants. It was strongly felt that this monochromator should have good energy scanning capabilities over the classical energy range of about 4 to 20 keywith Si (111) crystals. For this reason, a design incorporating one rotation stage to drive both the first and second crystals was considered most promising. Separate rotary stages for the first and second crystals can sometimes provide more flexibility in their capacities to carry heavy loads (for heavily cooled first crystals or sagittal benders of second crystals), but their tuning capabilities were considered inferior to the single axis approach

  9. Multi-objective scheduling of electric vehicles in smart distribution system

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    Zakariazadeh, Alireza; Jadid, Shahram; Siano, Pierluigi

    2014-01-01

    Highlights: • Environmental/economic operational scheduling of electric vehicles. • The Vehicle to Grid capability and the actual patterns of drivers are considered. • A novel conceptual model for an electric vehicle management system is proposed. - Abstract: When preparing for the widespread adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs), an important issue is to use a proper EVs’ charging/discharging scheduling model that is able to simultaneously consider economic and environmental goals as well as technical constraints of distribution networks. This paper proposes a multi-objective operational scheduling method for charging/discharging of EVs in a smart distribution system. The proposed multi-objective framework, based on augmented ε-constraint method, aims at minimizing the total operational costs and emissions. The Vehicle to Grid (V2G) capability as well as the actual patterns of drivers are considered in order to generate the Pareto-optimal solutions. The Benders decomposition technique is used in order to solve the proposed optimization model and to convert the large scale mixed integer nonlinear problem into mixed-integer linear programming and nonlinear programming problems. The effectiveness of the proposed resources scheduling approach is tested on a 33-bus distribution test system over a 24-h period. The results show that the proposed EVs’ charging/discharging method can reduce both of operation cost and air pollutant emissions

  10. Accelerated Model Predictive Control for Electric Vehicle Integrated Microgrid Energy Management: A Hybrid Robust and Stochastic Approach

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    Zhenya Ji

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available A microgrid with an advanced energy management approach is a feasible solution for accommodating the development of distributed generators (DGs and electric vehicles (EVs. At the primary stage of development, the total number of EVs in a microgrid is fairly small but increases promptly. Thus, it makes most prediction models for EV charging demand difficult to apply at present. To overcome the inadaptability, a novel robust approach is proposed to handle EV charging demand predictions along with demand-side management (DSM on the condition of satisfying each EV user’s demand. Variables with stochastic forecast models join the objective function in the form of probability-constrained scenarios. This paper proposes a scenario-based model predictive control (MPC approach combining both robust and stochastic models to minimize the total operational cost for energy management. To overcome the concern about the convergence time increasing from the combination of scenarios, the Benders decomposition (BD technique is further adopted to improve computational efficiency. Simulation results on a combined heat and power microgrid indicate that the proposed scenario-based MPC approach achieves a better economic performance than a traditional deterministic MPC (DMPC approach, while ensuring EV charging demands, as well as minimizing the trade-off between optimal solutions and computing times.

  11. Ab initio study of the Br(2P)-HBr van der Waals complex.

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    Toboła, R; Chałasiński, G; Kłos, J; Szcześniak, M M

    2009-05-14

    This study reports an ab initio characterization of a prereactive van der Waals complex between an open-shell atom Br((2)P) and a closed shell molecule HBr. The three adiabatic potential surfaces 1 (2)A('), 2 (2)A('), and 1 (2)A("), which result from the splitting of degenerate P state of Br are obtained from coupled cluster calculations. The coupling between same-symmetry states is calculated by multireference configuration-interaction method. A transformation to a diabatic representation and inclusion of the spin-orbit coupling effects on the interactions are also discussed. Bound states are calculated using an adiabatic bender model. The global minimum on the lowest adiabatic potential surface corresponds to a T-shaped geometry and has a well depth of D(e)=762.5 cm(-1) at R(e)=3.22 A. A secondary minimum occurs for a hydrogen-bonded geometry with D(e)=445.3 cm(-1) at R(e)=4.24 A. Upon inclusion of spin-orbit coupling the hydrogen-bonded minimum remains at the same depth, but the T-shaped minimum washes out to less than half of its spin-free value. The lowest bound state is localized in the linear minimum. The spin-orbit coupling plays a very important role in shaping of the potential energy surfaces of Br-HBr.

  12. Advanced methodology for generation expansion planning including interconnected systems

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    Zhao, M.; Yokoyama, R.; Yasuda, K. [Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan); Sasaki, H. [Hiroshima Univ. (Japan); Ogimoto, K. [Electric Power Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-12-31

    This paper reviews advanced methodology for generation expansion planning including interconnected systems developed in Japan, putting focus on flexibility and efficiency in a practical application. First, criteria for evaluating flexibility of generation planning considering uncertainties are introduced. Secondly, the flexible generation mix problem is formulated as a multi-objective optimization with more than two objective functions. The multi-objective optimization problem is then transformed into a single objective problem by using the weighting method, to obtain the Pareto optimal solution, and solved by a dynamics programming technique. Thirdly, a new approach for electric generation expansion planning of interconnected systems is presented, based on the Benders Decomposition technique. That is, large scale generation problem constituted by the general economic load dispatch problem, and several sub problems which are composed of smaller scale isolated system generation expansion plans. Finally, the generation expansion plan solved by an artificial neural network is presented. In conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of this method from the viewpoint of flexibility and applicability to practical generation expansion planning are presented. (author) 29 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

  13. A study of the quality of life in elderly people using psychological testing.

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    Nagatomo, I; Kita, K; Takigawa, M; Nomaguchi, M; Sameshima, K

    1997-06-01

    To study factors which influence the quality of life (QOL) in the elderly, we investigated the relationship between scores on the modified Philadelphia Geriatric Center (JPGC) Morale Scale and various other psychological tests in 51 elderly people residing in a long-term care facility. The JPGC Morale Scale score correlated with the scores for all sections of the Japanese version of the Cornell Medical Index (JCMI), but not with those for the Mini Mental State Examination, the Kohs block design test, the Bender Gestalt test and the activities of daily living (ADL). Both somatic and psychotic symptoms on the JCMI were correlated with the dementia behaviour disturbance scale score and walking ability according to the ADL. Subjects were further divided into four groups according to Fukamachi's neurotic discriminative diagram based on the JCMI. Scores for most sections of somatic and psychotic symptoms on the JCMI were elevated in proportion to the degree of neurotic tendencies in the elderly. These results indicate that the QOL of the elderly is influenced by subjective symptoms, but not by the degree of cognitive impairment or the ADL.

  14. Automatically measuring the effect of strategy drawing features on pupils' handwriting and gender

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    Tabatabaey-Mashadi, Narges; Sudirman, Rubita; Guest, Richard M.; Khalid, Puspa Inayat

    2013-12-01

    Children's dynamic drawing strategies have been recently recognized as indicators of handwriting ability. However the influence of each feature in predicting handwriting is unknown due to lack of a measuring system. An automated measuring algorithm suitable for psychological assessment and non-subjective scoring is presented here. Using the weight vector and classification rate of a machine learning algorithm, an overall feature's effect is calculated which is comparable in different groupings. In this study thirteen previously detected drawing strategy features are measured for their influence on handwriting and gender. Features are extracted from drawing a triangle, Beery VMI and Bender Gestalt tangent patterns. Samples are related to 203 pupils (77 below average writers, and 101 female). The results show that the number of strokes in drawing the triangle pattern plays a major role in both groupings; however Left Tendency flag feature is affected by children's handwriting about 2.5 times greater than their gender. Experiments indicate that different forms of a feature sometimes show different influences.

  15. Computer modeling of the gyrocon

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    Tallerico, P.J.; Rankin, J.E.

    1979-01-01

    A gyrocon computer model is discussed in which the electron beam is followed from the gun output to the collector region. The initial beam may be selected either as a uniform circular beam or may be taken from the output of an electron gun simulated by the program of William Herrmannsfeldt. The fully relativistic equations of motion are then integrated numerically to follow the beam successively through a drift tunnel, a cylindrical rf beam deflection cavity, a combination drift space and magnetic bender region, and an output rf cavity. The parameters for each region are variable input data from a control file. The program calculates power losses in the cavity wall, power required by beam loading, power transferred from the beam to the output cavity fields, and electronic and overall efficiency. Space-charge effects are approximated if selected. Graphical displays of beam motions are produced. We discuss the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) prototype design as an example of code usage. The design shows a gyrocon of about two-thirds megawatt output at 450 MHz with up to 86% overall efficiency

  16. In situ beamline analysis and correction of active optics.

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    Sutter, John; Alcock, Simon; Sawhney, Kawal

    2012-11-01

    At the Diamond Light Source, pencil-beam measurements have enabled long-wavelength slope errors on X-ray mirror surfaces to be examined under ultra-high vacuum and beamline mounting without the need to remove the mirror from the beamline. For an active mirror an automated procedure has been implemented to calculate the actuator settings that optimize its figure. More recently, this in situ pencil-beam method has been applied to additional uses for which ex situ measurements would be inconvenient or simply impossible. First, it has been used to check the stability of the slope errors of several bimorph mirrors at intervals of several weeks or months. Then, it also proved useful for the adjustment of bender and sag compensation actuators on mechanically bent mirrors. Fits to the bending of ideal beams have been performed on the slope errors of a mechanically bent mirror in order to distinguish curvatures introduced by the bending actuators from gravitational distortion. Application of the optimization procedure to another mechanically bent mirror led to an improvement of its sag compensation mechanism.

  17. Can National History Be De-Provincialized? U.S. History Textbook Controversies in the 1940s and 1990s

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    Thomas Bender

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Thomas Bender’s 2009 essay “Can National History Be De-Provincialized? U.S. History Textbook Controversies in the 1940s and 1990s,” originally published in Contexts: The Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, asks the important question of how a nation-specific curriculum in history—that is, how “American” history itself—can be taught with the least influence of political factions and the least interference of commercial factors, in light of the fact that both elements, the political and the commercial, have played a role in the construction of the US history textbook. Bender’s essay demonstrates the complexity of the problem as multiple stakeholders seek to control, limit, or promote particular elements of the narratives of US history. Professional historians, Bender argues, like history itself, have “no responsibility to supply comfort”—that is, no role in promoting nationalism or American exceptionalism—yet he also warns that, due to changes in the textbook industry, they also may have little role in determining what is finally published. Bender’s essay, which specifically discusses the impact of political conditions—World War II, for example—on the daily practice of teaching and writing about history, serves as an insightful reminder of the complexity and vulnerability of a nation’s memory.

  18. Self-Powered Temperature Mapping Sensors Based on Thermo-Magneto-Electric Generator.

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    Chun, Jinsung; Kishore, Ravi Anant; Kumar, Prashant; Kang, Min-Gyu; Kang, Han Byul; Sanghadasa, Mohan; Priya, Shashank

    2018-02-23

    We demonstrate a thermo-magneto-electric generator (TMEG) based on second order phase transition of soft magnetic materials that provides promising pathway for scavenging low grade heat. It takes advantage of the cyclic magnetic forces of attraction and repulsion arising through ferromagnetic-to-paramagnetic phase transition to create mechanical vibrations which are converted into electricity through piezoelectric benders. In order to enhance the mechanical vibrations frequency and thereby output power of TMEG, we utilize the nonlinear behaviour of piezoelectric cantilevers and enhanced thermal transport through silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) applied on the surface of a soft magnet. This resulted in large enhancement of oscillation frequency reaching up to 9 Hz (300% higher compared to prior literature). Optimization of piezoelectric beam and Ag NP distribution resulted in realization of nonlinear TMEG that can generate high output power of 80 uW across the load resistance of 0.91 MΩ, which is 2200% higher compared to the linear TMEG. Using non-linear TMEG, we fabricated and evaluated self-powered temperature mapping sensors for monitoring the thermal variations across surface. Combined, our results demonstrate nonlinear TMEG that can provide additional functionality including temperature monitoring, thermal mapping and powering sensor nodes.

  19. Scalable variable-index elasto-optic metamaterials for macroscopic optical components and devices.

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    Shin, Dongheok; Kim, Junhyun; Kim, Changwook; Bae, Kyuyoung; Baek, Seunghwa; Kang, Gumin; Urzhumov, Yaroslav; Smith, David R; Kim, Kyoungsik

    2017-07-12

    Optical metamaterials with an artificial subwavelength structure offer new approaches to implement advanced optical devices. However, some of the biggest challenges associated with the development of metamaterials in the visible spectrum are the high costs and slow production speeds of the nanofabrication processes. Here, we demonstrate a macroscale (>35 mm) transformation-optics wave bender (293 mm 2 ) and Luneburg lens (855 mm 2 ) in the broadband white-light visible wavelength range using the concept of elasto-optic metamaterials that combines optics and solid mechanics. Our metamaterials consist of mesoscopically homogeneous chunks of bulk aerogels with superior, broadband optical transparency across the visible spectrum and an adjustable, stress-tuneable refractive index ranging from 1.43 down to nearly the free space index (∼1.074). The experimental results show that broadband light can be controlled and redirected in a volume of >10 5 λ × 10 5 λ × 10 3 λ, which enables natural light to be processed directly by metamaterial-based optical devices without any additional coupling components.

  20. Unidirectional edge modes launched by surface fluctuation in magnetic metamaterials

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    Chen, Huajin; Luo, Youzhu; Liang, Chenghua; Li, Zhenglin; Liu, Shiyang; Lin, Zhifang

    2018-03-01

    We demonstrate theoretically that the surface fluctuation can be used to launch the unidirectional electromagnetic edge mode for a Gaussian beam incident normal to the magnetic metamaterials (MMs) composed of an array of ferrite rods with the uppermost layer introduced position or size fluctuation in the coupling region. Such an edge mode is solely allowed to propagate in one direction due to the time-reversal symmetry breaking in MMs under the exertion of an external magnetic field, and it is substantially enhanced by the magnetic surface plasmon resonance. The nonreciprocal excitation of the edge states can also be understood by examining the scattering amplitudes of different partial waves, which indicate that the 1st order of the angular momentum channel plays a crucial role in realizing the nonreciprocity. The present research might be significant for the implementation of unidirectional absorption and the reexamination of bound states in the continuum in the context of MMs. In addition, the unique optical property can be exploited to design electromagnetic waveguide devices, such as one-way waveguide and wave bender, which are strongly robust against the obstacles placed in the channel of designed devices, facilitating to realize optical integrated circuits.