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  1. Cirurgia de revascularização coronariana esquerda sem CEC e sem manuseio da aorta em pacientes acima de 75 anos: análise das mortalidades imediata e a médio prazo e das complicações neurológicas no pós-operatório imediato

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    José Glauco LOBO FILHO

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A circulação extracorpórea (CEC e o manuseio da aorta ascendente (MAA estão associados a alta incidência de acidente vascular cerebral (AVC na cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio (RM em pacientes idosos. Esta complicação deve-se, sobretudo, ao MAA, por ocasião do pinçamento e despinçamento, quer para isolamento do coração do circuito de CEC, quer para realização das anastomoses dos enxertos na aorta ascendente. OBJETIVOS: Verificar mortalidades imediata e a médio prazo e a ocorrência de AVC no pós-operatório imediato (POI em pacientes acima de 75 anos submetidos a cirurgia de revascularização do sistema coronariano esquerdo (SCE, sem CEC e sem MAA. MÉTODO: De janeiro de 2000 a abril de 2002, 40 pacientes acima de 75 anos (média 79,1 anos foram submetidos a cirurgia de revascularização do SCE, com enxerto de artéria torácica interna esquerda (ATIE para a artéria descendente anterior (DA, e enxerto(s de veia safena magna oriundo(s da ATIE para outro(s ramo(s da coronária esquerda (enxerto composto, sem CEC e sem MAA. Houve predominância do sexo masculino (67,5%. Foram realizados 89 enxertos (média 2,22 pontes por paciente, sendo 40 (44,94% de ATIE e 49 (55,06% de veia safena. A ocorrência de AVC foi avaliada por exames clínico e neurológico. RESULTADOS: Não foi observada ocorrência de AVC no grupo estudado. Não houve óbitos no POI. CONCLUSÃO: A cirurgia de revascularização do SCE em pacientes acima de 75 anos sem CEC e sem MAA pode ser realizada sistematicamente de modo a evitar a ocorrência de AVC, com baixa mortalidade.INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB and Ascending Aorta manipulation (AAM are associated with a high incidence of stroke in coronary surgery in patients older than 75 years. This complication is due, mostly, to the handling of the aorta by the time of the cross-clamping, either for heart isolation from CPB, or to perform saphenous vein graft anastomosis to the

  2. Custo-efetividade de fondaparinux em pacientes com Síndrome Coronariana Aguda sem supradesnivelamento do ST

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    Camila Pepe

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O uso combinado de agentes antitrombínicos, antiplaquetários e estratégias invasivas na síndrome coronariana aguda sem supradesnivelamento do ST (SCAsSST reduz eventos cardiovasculares. O fondaparinux demonstrou equivalência à enoxaparina na redução de eventos cardiovasculares, porém com menor índice de sangramento nos pacientes que usaram fondaparinux. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o custo-efetividade de fondaparinux versus enoxaparina em pacientes com SCAsSST no Brasil a partir da perspectiva econômica do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS. MÉTODOS: Um modelo de decisão analítico foi construído para calcular os custos e consequências resultantes dos tratamentos comparados. Os parâmetros do modelo foram obtidos do estudo OASIS-5 (N = 20.078 pacientes com SCAsSST randomizados para fondaparinux ou enoxaparina. O desfecho avaliado foi um composto de eventos cardiovasculares (isto é, morte, infarto agudo do miocárdio, isquemia refratária e sangramentos graves nos dias 9, 30 e 180 pós-SCAsSST. Foram avaliados todos os custos diretos de tratamento e eventos relacionados à SCAsSST. O ano da análise foi 2010 e os custos foram descritos em reais (R$. RESULTADOS: No dia 9, o custo de tratamento por paciente foi R$ 2.768 para fondaparinux e R$ 2.852 para enoxaparina. Aproximadamente 80% do custo total foram associados a tratamentos invasivos. Os custos com medicamentos representaram 10% do custo total. As taxas combinadas de eventos cardiovasculares e de sangramentos maiores foram 7,3% e 9,0% para fondaparinux e enoxaparina, respectivamente. Análises de sensibilidade confirmaram os resultados iniciais do modelo. CONCLUSÃO: O fondaparinux para tratamento de pacientes com SCAsSST é superior à enoxaparina em termos de prevenção de novos eventos cardiovasculares com menor custo. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0

  3. Validação prospectiva do escore de risco dante pazzanese em síndrome coronariana aguda sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST

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    Elizabete Silva dos Santos

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Em Síndrome Coronariana Aguda (SCA sem Supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (SST é importante estimar a probabilidade de eventos adversos. Para esse fim, as diretrizes recomendam modelos de estratificação de risco. O escore de risco Dante Pazzanese (escore DANTE é um modelo simples de estratificação de risco, composto das variáveis: aumento da idade (0 a 9 pontos; antecedente de diabete melito (2 pontos ou acidente vascular encefálico (4 pontos; não uso de inibidor da enzima conversora da angiotensina (1 ponto; elevação da creatinina (0 a 10 pontos; combinação de elevação da troponina e depressão do segmento ST (0 a 4 pontos. OBJETIVO: Validar o escore DANTE em pacientes com SCA sem SST. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, observacional, com inclusão de 457 pacientes, de setembro de 2009 a outubro de 2010. Os pacientes foram agrupados em: muito baixo, baixo, intermediário e alto risco de acordo com a pontuação do modelo original. A habilidade preditiva do escore foi avaliada pela estatística-C. RESULTADOS: Foram 291 (63,7% homens e a média da idade 62,1 anos (11,04. Dezessete pacientes (3,7% apresentaram o evento de morte ou (reinfarto em 30 dias. Ocorreu aumento progressivo na proporção do evento, com aumento da pontuação: muito baixo risco = 0,0%; baixo risco = 3,9%; risco intermediário = 10,9%; alto risco = 60,0%; p < 0,0001. A estatística-C foi de 0,87 (IC 95% 0,81-0,94; p < 0,0001. CONCLUSÃO: O escore DANTE apresentou excelente habilidade preditiva para ocorrência dos eventos específicos e pode ser incorporado na avaliação prognóstica de pacientes com SCA sem SST.

  4. Comparação entre troponina I cardíaca e CK-MB massa em síndrome coronariana aguda sem supra de ST

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    Elizabete Silva dos Santos

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Há incertezas do valor prognóstico comparativo entre troponina I cardíaca (cTnI e CK-MB em síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA. OBJETIVO: Comparar o valor prognóstico entre a cTnI e a CK-MB massa em pacientes com SCA sem supradesnível do segmento ST. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados 1.027 pacientes, de modo prospectivo, em um centro terciário de cardiologia. Combinações dos biomarcadores foram examinadas: cTnI normal, CK-MB massa normal (65,5%; cTnI normal, CK-MB massa elevada (3,9%; cTnI elevada, CK-MB massa normal (8,8%; cTnI elevada, CK-MB massa elevada (20,7%. Análise multivariada de variáveis clínicas, eletrocardiográficas e laboratoriais determinou o valor prognóstico independente dos biomarcadores para o evento de morte ou (reinfarto em 30 dias. RESULTADOS: Pacientes com pelo menos um biomarcador elevado foram mais idosos (p = 0,02 e do sexo masculino (p < 0,001. Uso prévio de aspirina (p = 0,001, betabloqueador (p = 0,003 ou estatina (p = 0,013 foi mais frequente naqueles sem elevação da cTnI. Pacientes com elevação de ambos os biomarcadores tinham mais depressão do segmento ST (p < 0,001 ou creatinina elevada (p < 0,001. Em análise multivariada com a inclusão da cTnI, a CK-MB massa não foi variável independente para o evento de morte ou (reinfarto em 30 dias (odds ratio [OR] 1,16; p = 0,71. Quando não se incluiu a cTnI, teve-se: idade (OR 1,07; p < 0,001; sexo masculino (OR 1,09; p = 0,77; diabete melito (OR 1,95; p = 0,02; acidente vascular cerebral prévio (OR 3,21; p = 0,008; creatinina elevada (OR 1,63; p = 0,002; elevação da CK-MB massa (OR 1,96; p = 0,03; estatística-C 0,77 (p < 0,001. CONCLUSÃO: Com dosagem da cTnI, a CK-MB massa pode ser dispensável para avaliação prognóstica. Na indisponibilidade da cTnI, a CK-MB massa é aceitável para decisão terapêutica.

  5. Dissecção coronariana espontânea: relato de caso

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    Couto,Gustavo J. Ventura; Deslandes,Alexandre de O.; Santos,Paulo César de Souza; Cruz,Alexandre de Araújo; Saraiva,Roberto Santos

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo do trabalho é demonstrar o caso de um homem de 62 anos, com quadro de dissecção coronariana espontânea, localizada em 1/3 inicial de coronária circunflexa esquerda, tratado cirurgicamente com revascularização miocárdica. A operação realizada com sucesso demonstra, nesse caso, ser o único meio possível de cura.

  6. Importância da troponina-I cardíaca nos portadores de obstrução no tronco da artéria coronária esquerda sem evento cardíaco prévio Importance of cardiac troponin-I in the preoperative period of patients without prior cardiac events but suffering from left coronary branch obstruction

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    Domingo M. Braile

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a importância dos níveis séricos de troponina I-cardíaca no pré-operatório de pacientes portadores de obstrução no tronco da artéria coronária esquerda (OTCE sem evento cardíaco prévio. MÉTODO: Foram analisados os níveis séricos da troponina I-cardíaca de 115 pacientes com doença coronariana obstrutiva, com idade variando entre 32 e 81 anos (média e desvio-padrão de 59,7±10,5 anos. Os pacientes foram divididos em dois grupos: Grupo A - 41 pacientes portadores de OTCE, variando o grau de obstrução entre 20% de perda do diâmetro e subtotal (moda de 60%; Grupo B - 74 pacientes sem OTCE. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos a cineangiocoronariografia de forma eletiva e não apresentavam infarto agudo do miocárdio prévio. O método empregado na dosagem da troponina-I cardíaca foi o da Quimioluminiscência, admitindo-se como valor normal abaixo de 0,1 nanogramas por mililitro (ng/ml. RESULTADOS: Não houve correlação entre o grau de OTCE e os níveis séricos de troponina-Ic (P= 0,4617, porém a média dos níveis séricos da troponina-I nos grupos A e B foi, respectivamente, 0,3841 ng/ml e 0,1711 ng/ml (P=0,0324; teste de Mann-Whithey; OR= 4,44 (IC95% 1,60 _ 12,31. CONCLUSÕES: Os pacientes do grupo A têm 3,44 vezes mais chance de apresentar lesão miocárdica representada por elevação de troponina I-cardíaca que o grupo B, independente do grau da OTCE. A sensibilidade para suspeita clínica de mionecrose foi relativamente baixa (31,7%, porém a especificidade foi elevada (90,5%. Destaca-se, entretanto, a importância clínica da documentação de mionecrose em uma determinada porcentagem de pacientes com lesão de tronco, sem constatação eletrocardiográfica. Assim, os pacientes com OTCE devem ser submetidos com rapidez a procedimento operatório, a fim de evitar extensão da mionecrose.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the importance of cardiac troponin-I serum levels in the preoperative period of patients

  7. Níveis de PCR são maiores em pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda e supradesnivelamento do segmento ST do que em pacientes sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST

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    Syed Shahid Habib

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Há grande interesse no uso de proteína C-reativa de alta sensibilidade (PCR-as para avaliação de risco. Altos níveis de PCR-as no início da síndrome coronária aguda (SCA, antes da necrose tecidual, pode ser um marcador substituto para comorbidades cardiovasculares. OBJETIVO: Dessa forma, nosso objetivo foi estudar diferentes medidas de seguimento de níveis de PCR-as em pacientes com SCA e comparar as diferenças entre infarto do miocárdio sem elevação do segmento ST (NSTEMI com pacientes apresentando elevação do segmento ST (STEMI. MÉTODOS: Este é um estudo observacional. Dos 89 pacientes recrutados, 60 apresentavam infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM. Três níveis seriados de PCR-us, a nível basal na hospitalização antes de 12 horas após inicio dos sintomas, níveis de pico 36-48 horas após hospitalização e níveis de acompanhamento após 4 a 6 semanas foram analisados e comparados entre pacientes com (IAMCSST e sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (IAMSSST. RESULTADOS: Pacientes com IAMCSST tinham IMC significantemente mais alta quando comparados com pacientes IAMSSST. Os níveis de creatino quinase fração MB (CK-MB e aspartato aminotransferase (AST eram significantemente mais altos em pacientes com IAMCSST quando comparados com pacientes com IAMSSST (p<0,05. Os níveis de PCR a nível basal e no acompanhamento não diferiram de forma significante entre os dois grupos (p=0,2152 e p=0,4686 respectivamente. Houve uma diferença significante nos níveis de pico de PCR entre os dois grupos. No grupo de pacientes com IAMCSST os níveis foram significantemente mais altos quando comparados aos pacientes com IAMSSST (p=0,0464. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes com IAMCSST apresentam picos significantemente mais elevados de PCR quando comparados a pacientes IAMSSST. Esses dados sugerem que o processo inflamatório tem um papel independente na patogênese do infarto do miocárdio. Dessa forma, os níveis de PCR podem ajudar na

  8. Angiotomografia coronariana multislice na avaliação da origem anômala das artérias coronarianas

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    Daniel Rocha Rabelo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A origem anômala das artérias coronarianas é uma entidade relativamente rara, podendo se apresentar de várias formas clínicas e evoluir de forma adversa. A angiotomografia multislice das artérias coronarianas vem ganhando espaço na prática clínica diária, representando importante método propedêutico, com grande potencial na avaliação anatômica dessas artérias. Objetivo: O objetivo deste estudo é descrever os achados angiotomográficos e a evolução de pacientes com origem anômala das artérias coronarianas. Métodos: Durante o período de janeiro de 2008 a março de 2011, foram avaliados consecutivamente 404 pacientes encaminhados para realização de angiotomografia das coronárias por diversos motivos, com tempo médio de seguimento de 21 meses. Resultados: Nove pacientes (2,2% apresentaram origem anômala das artérias coronárias, sendo quatro com origem anômala da artéria circunflexa (Cx em Coronária Direita (CD, dois com origem anômala da CD (um com origem de CD em Cx, e um com origem de CD em seio coronariano esquerdo, um paciente com tronco coronariano único (descendente anterior e Cx saindo do seio coronariano esquerdo, um com trajeto anômalo do tronco da coronária esquerda entre aorta e artéria pulmonar e um paciente apresentando tronco coronariano esquerdo originando-se do seio coronariano direito. Dos pacientes avaliados, um paciente recebeu um cardiodesfibrilador implantável; um paciente evoluiu com morte súbita durante internação hospitalar; e os outros não tiveram intercorrências. Conclusão: A angiotomografia multislice das coronárias representa método propedêutico minimamente invasivo que possibilita detectar a origem, o curso e terminação das anomalias de origem das artérias coronarianas com excelente acurácia, possibilitando o correto diagnóstico e auxiliando no planejamento terapêutico.

  9. Escore de risco Dante Pazzanese para síndrome coronariana aguda sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST Score de riesgo dante pazzanese para síndrome coronario agudo sin supradesnivel del segmento ST Dante Pazzanese risk score for non-st-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome

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    Elizabete Silva dos Santos

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Em síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA, é importante estimar a probabilidade de eventos adversos. OBJETIVO: Desenvolver um escore de risco em uma população brasileira com SCA sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (SST. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados prospectivamente 1.027 pacientes em um centro brasileiro de cardiologia. Um modelo de regressão logística múltipla foi desenvolvido para prever o risco de morte ou de (reinfarto em 30 dias. A acurácia preditiva do modelo foi determinada pelo C statistic. RESULTADOS: O evento combinado ocorreu em 54 pacientes (5,3%. O escore foi criado pela soma aritmética de pontos dos preditores independentes, cujas pontuações foram designadas pelas respectivas probabilidades de ocorrência do evento. As seguintes variáveis foram identificadas: aumento da idade (0 a 9 pontos; antecedente de diabete melito (2 pontos ou de acidente vascular cerebral (4 pontos; não utilização prévia de inibidor da enzima conversora da angiotensina (1 ponto; elevação da creatinina (0 a 10 pontos; e combinação de elevação da troponina I cardíaca e depressão do segmento ST (0 a 4 pontos. Foram definidos quatro grupos de risco: muito baixo (até 5 pontos; baixo (6 a 10 pontos; intermediário (11 a 15 pontos; e alto risco (16 a 30 pontos. O C statistic para a probabilidade do evento foi de 0,78 e para o escore de risco em pontuação de 0,74. CONCLUSÃO: Um escore de risco foi desenvolvido para prever morte ou (reinfarto em 30 dias em uma população brasileira com SCA sem SST, podendo facilmente ser aplicável no departamento de emergência.FUNDAMENTO: En el síndrome coronario agudo (SCA, es importante estimar la probabilidad de eventos adversos. OBJETIVO: Desarrollar un score de riesgo en una población brasileña con SCA sin supradesnivel del segmento ST (SST. MÉTODOS: Se evaluaron prospectivamente 1.027 pacientes en un centro brasileño de cardiología. Un modelo de regresión logística múltiple se

  10. Comportamento da síndrome coronariana aguda: resultados de um registro brasileiro

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    Leopoldo Soares Piegas

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O Brasil carece de registros multicêntricos publicados de síndrome coronariana aguda. OBJETIVO: O Registro Brasileiro de Síndrome Coronariana Aguda é um estudo multicêntrico nacional com objetivo de apresentar dados representativos das características clínicas, e manejo e evolução hospitalares dessa síndrome. MÉTODOS: Participaram 23 hospitais de 14 cidades. Foram elegíveis pacientes que se apresentaram com suspeita de síndrome coronariana aguda nas primeiras 24 horas, com quadro clínico sugestivo, associado a alterações eletrocardiográficas compatíveis e/ou marcadores de necrose. O seguimento foi realizado até o óbito ou a alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Entre os anos de 2003 e 2008, foram incluídos 2.693 pacientes com diagnóstico de síndrome coronariana aguda, sendo 864 (32,1% mulheres. O diagnóstico final foi de angina instável para 1.141 (42,4% pacientes, com mortalidade de 3,06% deles; de infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnível de ST para 529 (19,6% pacientes, com mortalidade de 6,8% deles; e de infarto agudo do miocárdio com supradesnível de ST para 950 (35,3% pacientes, com mortalidade de 8,1% deles; tiveram diagnóstico não confirmado 73 (2,7% pacientes, com mortalidade de 1,36% deles. A mortalidade global foi de 5,53%. O modelo de regressão logística múltipla identificou o gênero feminino (OR=1,45, o diabetes melito (OR=1,59, o índice de massa corporal (OR=1,27 e a intervenção coronariana percutânea (OR=0,70 como fatores de risco de óbito, para demografia e intervenções. Um modelo para óbito por complicações maiores identificou choque cardiogênico/Edema Agudo de Pulmão (OR=4,57, reinfarto (OR=3,48, acidente vascular cerebral (OR=21,56, sangramento grave (OR=3,33, parada cardiorrespiratória (OR=40,27 e classe funcional de Killip (OR=3,37. CONCLUSÃO: Os dados do Registro Brasileiro de Síndrome Coronariana Aguda não diferem de outros coletados fora do país. Seus achados poder

  11. Esboço para a História da Esquerda no Brasil

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    Antonio Ozaí da Silva

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O que é esquerda? É a partir dessa questão que analisamos, de maneira sintética, a trajetória da esquerda brasileira, das origens à formação do Partido dos Trabalhadores. A “era petista” inaugura uma nova fase para a militância dos movimentos sociais e da esquerda brasileira. Assim, na parte final, enfatizamos, sem a preocupação de concluir ou dar a palavra final, os dilemas e desafios do tempo presente. O objetivo é contribuir para o estudo e a reflexão sobre a história da esquerda brasileira e sua práxis na contemporaneidade. Nesta perspectiva, nos concentramos sobre a esquerda que se reivindica marxista e vinculada a esta tradição política e ideológica.

  12. Avaliação das pressões sistólica, diastólica e pressão de pulso como fator de risco para doença aterosclerótica coronariana grave em mulheres com angina instável ou infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST Evaluation of systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressure as risk factors for severe coronary arteriosclerotic disease in women with unstable angina non-ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction

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    José Marconi Almeida de Sousa

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar se as pressões, medidas na raiz da aorta, são fatores de risco para doença aterosclerótica coronariana grave em mulheres com angina instável ou infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (AI/IAMSS. MÉTODO:As pressões, assim como os fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana (DAC foram prospectivamente coletados de março/1993 a agosto/2001 em 593 mulheres com diagnóstico de AI/IAMSS submetidas à cinecoronariografia. Lesões coronarianas definidas como graves estenoses > 70%. RESULTADOS: Idade média de 59,2±11,2 anos, significantemente mais alta nas pacientes com DAC: 61,9 ± 10,8 anos vs 56.4 ± 10,8 anos; tabagismo, diabetes e climatério foram mais freqüentes nas pacientes com DAC. As médias das pressões sistólica e arterial média foram iguais nos dois grupos, entretanto as médias das pressões diastólicas do ventrículo esquerdo (17.6 ± 8.7 x 15.1 ± 8.1, p=0.001 e da pressão de pulso aórtica foram significantemente maiores nas pacientes com DAC (75.5 ± 22 x 70 ± 19, p=0.002, enquanto a média da pressão diastólica aórtica foi significantemente mais alta nas pacientes sem DAC (75.3 ± 17.5 x 79.8 ± 16, p=0.003. Na análise multivariada a pressão de pulso > 80 mmHg e pressão sistólica > 165 foram independentemente associadas a DAC com razão de chance de 2.12 e 2.09, p 80 mmHg e pressão sistólica > 165 mmHg determinaram risco duas vezes maior de lesão coronariana grave.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pressures assessed at the aortic root as risk factors for severe atherosclerotic coronary heart disease in women with unstable angina/compatible clinical history associated with increase in cardiac enzymes (total CPK and CK-MB 2 times greater than the standard value used in the hospital, with the absence of new Q waves on the electrocardiogram (UA/NSTEMI. METHODS: Five hundred and ninety-three female patients with clinical diagnosis of UA/NSTEMI underwent cinecoronariography

  13. Comparação entre troponina I cardíaca e CK-MB massa em síndrome coronariana aguda sem supra de ST Comparación entre troponina i cardíaca y ck-mb masa en síndrome coronario agudo sin supradesnivel de ST Comparison between cardiac troponin I and CK-MB mass in acute coronary syndrome without st elevation

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    Elizabete Silva dos Santos

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Há incertezas do valor prognóstico comparativo entre troponina I cardíaca (cTnI e CK-MB em síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA. OBJETIVO: Comparar o valor prognóstico entre a cTnI e a CK-MB massa em pacientes com SCA sem supradesnível do segmento ST. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados 1.027 pacientes, de modo prospectivo, em um centro terciário de cardiologia. Combinações dos biomarcadores foram examinadas: cTnI normal, CK-MB massa normal (65,5%; cTnI normal, CK-MB massa elevada (3,9%; cTnI elevada, CK-MB massa normal (8,8%; cTnI elevada, CK-MB massa elevada (20,7%. Análise multivariada de variáveis clínicas, eletrocardiográficas e laboratoriais determinou o valor prognóstico independente dos biomarcadores para o evento de morte ou (reinfarto em 30 dias. RESULTADOS: Pacientes com pelo menos um biomarcador elevado foram mais idosos (p = 0,02 e do sexo masculino (p FUNDAMENTO: Hay dudas sobre el valor pronóstico comparativo entre troponina I cardíaca (cTnI y CK-MB en síndrome coronario agudo (SCA. OBJETIVO: Comparar el valor pronóstico entre la cTnI y la CK-MB masa en pacientes con SCA sin supradesnivel del segmento ST. MÉTODOS: Fueron analizados 1.027 pacientes, de modo prospectivo, en un centro terciario de cardiología. Combinaciones de los biomarcadores fueron examinadas: cTnI normal, CK-MB masa normal (65,5%; cTnI normal, CK-MB masa elevada (3,9%; cTnI elevada, CK-MB masa normal (8,8%; cTnI elevada, CK-MB masa elevada (20,7%. Análisis multivariado de variables clínicas, electrocardiográficas y de laboratorio determinó el valor pronóstico independiente de los biomarcadores para el evento de muerte o (reinfarto en 30 días. RESULTADOS: Pacientes con por lo menos un biomarcador elevado eron más añosos (p = 0,02 y del sexo masculino (p BACKGROUND: There is uncertainty as to the comparative prognostic value between cardiac troponin I (cTnI and CK-MB in acute coronary syndrome (ACS. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prognostic

  14. Consumo de alcool e risco para doenca coronariana na regiao metropolitana de Sao Paulo: uma analise do Projeto GENACIS

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    Maria Cristina Pereira Lima

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Examinar a associação entre consumo de álcool e risco para doença coronariana em amostra populacional. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, de base populacional, conduzido de janeiro/2006 a junho/2007, na região metropolitana de São Paulo, como parte do estudo internacional (Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: an International Study. Os sujeitos (1.501, sendo 609 homens e 892 mulheres eram residentes da região metropolitana de São Paulo, tinham 30 anos ou mais de idade e foram selecionados aleatoriamente, a partir de amostragem complexa por conglomerados. Todos os indivíduos consentiram em participar da pesquisa. A variável dependente foi risco cardíaco avaliado através do WHO Rose Angina Questionnaire. A análise multivariada consistiu em regressão logística, tendo sido realizado ajuste para uso de tabaco e índice de massa corpórea. RESULTADOS: A taxa de resposta foi 75%. Ser mulher, ter mais idade, ser negro, fumante e ter um índice de massa corpórea elevado, foram associados a maior risco para doença coronariana. Indivíduos que nunca beberam na vida (OR = 2,22 e ex-bebedores (OR = 2,42 tiveram maior risco de doença cardíaca do que aqueles que informaram beber até 19 g de álcool por dia, sem episódios de beber excessivo. Entre os que tiveram episódios de embriaguês observou-se uma tendência a maior risco (OR = 3,95, p = 0,09. CONCLUSÕES: Nossos achados sugerem um menor risco para doença coronariana entre os bebedores moderados. Destaca-se que os estudos que avaliam o impacto do álcool sobre doença cardíaca precisam identificar o padrão de uso de álcool dos sujeitos, visto que este aspecto pode modificar o risco. Políticas públicas são necessárias para reduzir o uso nocivo de álcool e a morbidade a ele relacionada no país.

  15. SEM Anthology

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    Rodgers, Michelle; Zimar, Heather

    2004-01-01

    The "SEM Anthology" is a compilation of articles by more than 30 enrollment management professionals from a variety of institutions across the country. This collection, which has appeared in SEM Monthly over the past year, chronicles Strategic Enrollment Management efforts at campuses nationwide. The book illustrates the successes and challenges…

  16. Intervenção Coronariana Percutânea prévia como fator de risco para Revascularização Miocárdica

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    Luiz Augusto Ferreira Lisboa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A Intervenção Coronariana Percutânea (ICP vem aumentando na doença arterial coronariana crônica. Consequentemente, cada vez mais pacientes submetidos a Cirurgia de Revascularização Miocárdica (CRM apresentam stent coronariano. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a influência do antecedente de stent coronariano na mortalidade hospitalar após CRM. MÉTODOS: Análise prospectiva com 1.099 pacientes consecutivos submetidos a CRM com circulação extracorpórea, entre maio/2007 e junho/2009. Pacientes sem ICP prévia (n = 938; 85,3% foram comparados com pacientes com ICP prévia (n = 161; 14,6%, utilizando modelos de regressão logística e análise de pareamento de amostras. RESULTADOS: Ambos os grupos apresentavam semelhança em relação aos fatores de risco, exceto pela maior presença de pacientes com angina instável no grupo com ICP prévia (16,1% vs. 9,9%; p = 0,019. A mortalidade hospitalar após CRM foi maior entre os pacientes com ICP prévia (9,3% vs. 5,1%, p = 0,034, e foi semelhante à esperada em relação ao EuroSCORE e ao 2000 Bernstein-Parsonnet score. Na análise com regressão logística multivariada a ICP prévia emergiu como fator de risco independente para mortalidade hospitalar pós-operatória (odds ratio 1,94; IC 95% 1,02-3,68; p = 0,044 tão forte quanto diabetes (odds ratio 1,86; IC 95% 1,07-3,24; p = 0,028. Após o pareamento dos grupos, a mortalidade hospitalar continuou sendo maior entre os pacientes com ICP prévia, com odds ratio 3,46 ; IC 95% 1,10-10,93; p = 0,034. CONCLUSÃO: A ICP prévia em pacientes com doença coronariana multiarterial é fator de risco independente para mortalidade hospitalar após CRM. Tal fato deve ser considerado quando a ICP for indicada como alternativa inicial em pacientes com doença arterial coronariana mais avançada. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0

  17. Perfil clínico-angiográfico na doença arterial coronariana: desfecho hospitalar com ênfase nos muito idosos

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    Micheli Zanotti Galon

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Conhecer fatores de risco e manifestações clínicas da doença arterial coronariana (DAC permite-nos intervir de maneira mais eficaz junto a uma determinada população. OBJETIVO: Identificar perfis clínicos e angiográficos dos pacientes submetidos a cateterismo cardíaco, atendidos em um hospital terciário e tratados por meio de intervenções coronarianas percutâneas (ICP. MÉTODOS: Casuística de 1.282 pacientes submetidos a 1.410 cateterismos cardíacos, selecionados de mar/2007-mai/2008 em um banco de dados de um hospital geral para diagnóstico de doença arterial coronariana (DAC. Fatores de risco, indicação do exame, detalhes técnicos da ICP e desfechos intra-hospitalares foram prospectivamente coletados. RESULTADOS: Foram 688 (54,0% pacientes do sexo masculino, com média de idade de 65,4 ± 10,9 anos, sendo 20,0% acima dos 75 anos. O quadro clínico confirmado com mais frequência foi o de síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (SST (38,7%. A DAC multiarterial ocorreu em 46,4%, foi indicada ICP em 464 pacientes, sendo tratadas 547 lesões-alvo (tipo B2 ou C, em 86,0%, sendo destas, 14,0% tratadas com stent farmacológico. Dentre os IAM com SST, ICP primária foi realizada em 19,0% dos pacientes, sendo que, destes, 77,0% foram transferidos dos hospitais de origem tardiamente (ICP tardia e não receberam trombolítico prévio, e 4,0% realizaram ICP de resgate. Foi obtido sucesso angiográfico em 94,2% das ICPs. Aconteceu óbito em 5,6% dos pacientes, tendo estes uma média de idade de 75,2 ± 10,2 anos. CONCLUSÃO: Observamos predomínio de idosos (estando 20,1% > 75 anos e do sexo masculino. Dos fatores de risco para DAC, os mais frequentes foram hipertensão arterial sistêmica e dislipidemia. Ocorreu predomínio da SCA. A idade > 75 anos, DAC multiarterial e a insuficiência renal crônica foram os preditores de óbito intra-hospitalar.

  18. A ESQUERDA RADICAL NO PERÍODO PÓS-2008: NADA DE (MUITO) NOVO EM PORTUGAL?

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    Santana Pereira, José; ICS, Universidade de Lisboa

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    A crise económica que eclodiu nas democracias europeias periféricas a partir de 2009 teve, em vários países da Europa do Sul, consequências graves em termos de estabilidade governativa e dos sistemas partidários. Neste contexto, o caso português tem sido apontado como excecional, visto que o agravamento da situação económica e as suas consequências políticas não provocaram uma afirmação eleitoral sem precedentes de forças de esquerda radical (como na Espanha e na Grécia). Neste artigo, aprese...

  19. Comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, comunicação interventricular e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda

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    Almeida,Fábio Alves; Pedra,Carlos Augusto Cardoso; Jesus,Carlos Augusto de; Pedra,Simone Rolim Fernandes Fontes; Fontes,Valmir Fernandes; Sousa,Luís Carlos Bento de

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    Relatamos um caso raro de um paciente de 21 meses, portador de comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, associada a comunicação interventricular perimembranosa, e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda. O diagnóstico foi realizado através da ecocardiografia e confirmado pela angiografia. O paciente foi operado sem intercorrências, ambos os defeitos foram fechados com patch de pericárdio bovino e o fluxo das veias coronárias ficou direcionado para o átrio esquerdo. Um ecocardiograma mo...

  20. Níveis de PCR são maiores em pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda e supradesnivelamento do segmento ST do que em pacientes sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST Niveles de PCR son mayores en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo y supradesnivel del segmento ST que en pacientes sin supradesnivel del segmento ST CRP levels are higher in patients with ST elevation than non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome

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    Syed Shahid Habib

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Há grande interesse no uso de proteína C-reativa de alta sensibilidade (PCR-as para avaliação de risco. Altos níveis de PCR-as no início da síndrome coronária aguda (SCA, antes da necrose tecidual, pode ser um marcador substituto para comorbidades cardiovasculares. OBJETIVO: Dessa forma, nosso objetivo foi estudar diferentes medidas de seguimento de níveis de PCR-as em pacientes com SCA e comparar as diferenças entre infarto do miocárdio sem elevação do segmento ST (NSTEMI com pacientes apresentando elevação do segmento ST (STEMI. MÉTODOS: Este é um estudo observacional. Dos 89 pacientes recrutados, 60 apresentavam infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM. Três níveis seriados de PCR-us, a nível basal na hospitalização antes de 12 horas após inicio dos sintomas, níveis de pico 36-48 horas após hospitalização e níveis de acompanhamento após 4 a 6 semanas foram analisados e comparados entre pacientes com (IAMCSST e sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (IAMSSST. RESULTADOS: Pacientes com IAMCSST tinham IMC significantemente mais alta quando comparados com pacientes IAMSSST. Os níveis de creatino quinase fração MB (CK-MB e aspartato aminotransferase (AST eram significantemente mais altos em pacientes com IAMCSST quando comparados com pacientes com IAMSSST (pFUNDAMENTO: Hay gran interés en el uso de proteína C-reactiva de alta sensibilidad (PCR-as para evaluación de riesgo. Altos niveles de PCR-as en el comienzo del síndrome coronario agudo (SCA, antes de la necrosis tisular, puede ser un marcador sustituto para comorbilidades cardiovasculares. OBJETIVO: De esa forma, nuestro objetivo fue estudiar diferentes medidas de seguimiento de niveles de PCR-as en pacientes con SCA y comparar las diferencias entre infarto de miocardio sin elevación del segmento ST (NSTEMI con pacientes presentando elevación del segmento ST (STEMI. MÉTODOS: Este es un estudio observacional. De los 89 pacientes reclutados, 60

  1. Síndromes coronarianas agudas: tratamento e estratificação de risco Acute coronary syndromes: treatment and risk stratification

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    Antonio Eduardo Pereira Pesaro

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: As síndromes coronarianas agudas são resultado da ruptura de uma placa coronariana instável, complicada pela formação de trombo intraluminal, embolização e graus variáveis de obstrução coronária. Pacientes com oclusão total de uma artéria coronária apresentam infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM com supradesnivelamento do segmento ST. Uma oclusão parcial do vaso pode resultar em IAM sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST ou angina instável. As manifestações clínicas e as alterações eletrocardiográficas são componentes fundamentais para identificação dos pacientes portadores destas síndromes. A triagem rápida e eficaz desses pacientes, quanto à presença ou não do supradesnivelamento do segmento ST, é fundamental para a determinação da estratégia terapêutica a ser empregada. O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre as evidências atuais e as recomendações para avaliação e tratamento das síndromes coronarianas agudas. CONTEÚDO: Revisão da literatura, utilizando as bases eletrônicas de dados MedLine e LILACS, no período de janeiro de 1990 a setembro de 2007. CONCLUSÕES: A reperfusão da artéria responsável pelo infarto é a etapa fundamental no tratamento de pacientes com infarto agudo do miocárdio com supradesnivelamento do segmento ST. A terapia trombolítica ou a intervenção coronariana percutânea são duas opções terapêuticas bem estabelecidas na literatura. Pacientes portadores de IAM sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST ou angina instável necessitam de estratificação de risco precoce. Pacientes de alto risco devem ser submetidos à estratégia invasiva precoce, que consiste na realização do cateterismo cardíaco nas primeiras 24-48 horas do início dos sintomas.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acute coronary syndromes result from a disruption of a vulnerable coronary plaque complicated by intraluminal thrombus formation, embolisation, and

  2. Fascismo de esquerda? Sobre a necessidade de revisão conceitual de um termo perigoso

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    João Fábio Bertonha

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo desse artigo é investigar a possibilidade teórica e política da existência de um "fascismo de esquerda". O foco central é discutir o posicionamento, recorrente na mídia, de que o fascismo não seria exclusivo da família política da direita ou, de forma ainda mais radical, que ele seria exclusivo da família política da esquerda. A possibilidade desse raciocínio e a conceituação precisa do fenômeno fascista são, pois, a base do presente texto.

  3. Comportamento da síndrome coronariana aguda: resultados de um registro brasileiro Acute coronary syndrome behavior: results of a Brazilian registry

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    Leopoldo Soares Piegas

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O Brasil carece de registros multicêntricos publicados de síndrome coronariana aguda. OBJETIVO: O Registro Brasileiro de Síndrome Coronariana Aguda é um estudo multicêntrico nacional com objetivo de apresentar dados representativos das características clínicas, e manejo e evolução hospitalares dessa síndrome. MÉTODOS: Participaram 23 hospitais de 14 cidades. Foram elegíveis pacientes que se apresentaram com suspeita de síndrome coronariana aguda nas primeiras 24 horas, com quadro clínico sugestivo, associado a alterações eletrocardiográficas compatíveis e/ou marcadores de necrose. O seguimento foi realizado até o óbito ou a alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Entre os anos de 2003 e 2008, foram incluídos 2.693 pacientes com diagnóstico de síndrome coronariana aguda, sendo 864 (32,1% mulheres. O diagnóstico final foi de angina instável para 1.141 (42,4% pacientes, com mortalidade de 3,06% deles; de infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnível de ST para 529 (19,6% pacientes, com mortalidade de 6,8% deles; e de infarto agudo do miocárdio com supradesnível de ST para 950 (35,3% pacientes, com mortalidade de 8,1% deles; tiveram diagnóstico não confirmado 73 (2,7% pacientes, com mortalidade de 1,36% deles. A mortalidade global foi de 5,53%. O modelo de regressão logística múltipla identificou o gênero feminino (OR=1,45, o diabetes melito (OR=1,59, o índice de massa corporal (OR=1,27 e a intervenção coronariana percutânea (OR=0,70 como fatores de risco de óbito, para demografia e intervenções. Um modelo para óbito por complicações maiores identificou choque cardiogênico/Edema Agudo de Pulmão (OR=4,57, reinfarto (OR=3,48, acidente vascular cerebral (OR=21,56, sangramento grave (OR=3,33, parada cardiorrespiratória (OR=40,27 e classe funcional de Killip (OR=3,37. CONCLUSÃO: Os dados do Registro Brasileiro de Síndrome Coronariana Aguda não diferem de outros coletados fora do país. Seus achados poder

  4. Hemiparesia esquerda consecutiva a empeçonhamento: Por Bothrops Jararacussu

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    Napoleão L. Teixeira

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    Full Text Available O A. apresenta uma observação de hemiparesia esquerda, consecutiva a envenenamento por Bothrops Jararacussu. É o segundo caso que publica, com idêntica etiologia; além das suas, há duas outras observações semelhantes, de Octávio de Magalhães. Depois de discorrer sobre as hemiplegias cerebrais infantis - mais comuns - lembra que estas nem sempre se acompanham de espasticidade, podendo apresentar-se, raramente, com hipotonia muscular, ou mesmo de coréia, atetose, ou movimentos córeo-atetóticos que falam em favor de comprometimento extrapiramidal. Assinala, também, que crises epileptiformes - generalizadas ou parciais - podem ocorrer, o mesmo se podendo dizer de distúrbios psíquicos. Traduzir-se-iam, estes, por déficit intelectual marcado, podendo ir desde a debilidade mental até a idiotia; ou então, mesmo quando não há aparente comprometimento da esfera intelectual, por perturbações da afetividade, da vontade e do pragmatismo. Passando em revista as causas mais frequentes das hemiplegias cerebrais infantis, abre lugar, dentre elas, para os empeçonhamentos ofídico e escorpiônico (Magalhães e Guimarães. Estuda, a seguir, a patogenia das hemiplegias no decurso dos referidos empeçonhamentos, alinhando as hipóteses correntes, da preferência de conceituadas autoridades no assunto. Transcreve, finalmente, sua observação clínica, da qual se pode concluir, sem dúvida possível, haver, no caso "que apresenta, estreita e imediata ligação entre o envenenamento ofídico e a hemiparesia em estudo. O observado seria portador, além do mais, de crises epileptiformes generalizadas, aparecidas logo a seguir ao empeçonhamento. Além da fotografia do caso que apresenta, mostra-nos o A. outra, de caso anteriormente publicado, este, porém, de hemiplegia cerebral infantil típica, instalada aos 11 anos, após picada de Bothrops jararaca.

  5. O escore de risco de sangramento como preditor de mortalidade em pacientes com síndromes coronarianas agudas

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    José Carlos Nicolau

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A ocorrência de sangramento aumenta a mortalidade intra-hospitalar em pacientes com síndromes coronarianas agudas (SCAs, e há uma boa correlação entre os escores de risco de sangramento e a incidência de eventos hemorrágicos. No entanto, o papel dos escores de risco de sangramento como fatores preditivos de mortalidade é pouco estudado. OBJETIVO: Analisar o papel do escore de risco de sangramento como fator preditivo de mortalidade intra-hospitalar numa coorte de pacientes com SCA tratados num centro terciário de cardiologia. MÉTODOS: Dos 1.655 pacientes com SCA (547 com SCA com supra de ST e 1.118 com SCA sem supra de ST, calculou-se o escore de risco de sangramento ACUITY/HORIZONS prospectivamente em 249 pacientes e retrospectivamente nos demais 1.416. Informações sobre mortalidade e complicações hemorrágicas também foram obtidas. RESULTADOS: A idade média da população estudada foi 64,3 ± 12,6 anos e o escore de risco de sangramento médio foi 18 ± 7,7. A correlação entre sangramento e mortalidade foi altamente significativa (p < 0,001; OR = 5,29, assim como a correlação entre escore de sangramento e hemorragia intra-hospitalar (p < 0,001; OR = 1,058, e entre escore de sangramento e mortalidade intra-hospitalar (OR ajustado = 1,121, p < 0,001, área sob a curva ROC 0,753; p < 0,001. O OR ajustado e a área sob a curva ROC para a população com SCA com supra de ST foram 1,046 (p = 0,046 e 0,686 ± 0,040 (p < 0,001, respectivamente, e para SCA sem supra de ST foram 1,150 (p < 0,001 e 0,769 ± 0,036 (p < 0,001, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: O escore de risco de sangramento é um fator preditivo muito útil e altamente confiável para mortalidade intra-hospitalar em uma grande variedade de pacientes com SCAs, especialmente aqueles com angina instável ou infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supra de ST.

  6. A esquerda radical no período pós-2009: nada de (muito novo em Portugal? = The radical left in the post-2009 period: nothing (very new in portugal?

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    Pereira, José Santana

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    Full Text Available A crise económica que eclodiu nas democracias europeias periféricas a partir de 2009 teve, em vários países da Europa do Sul, consequências graves em termos de estabilidade governativa e dos sistemas partidários. Neste contexto, o caso português tem sido apontado como excecional, visto que o agravamento da situação económica e as suas consequências políticas não provocaram uma afirmação eleitoral sem precedentes de forças de esquerda radical (como na Espanha e na Grécia. Neste artigo, apresenta-se o panorama da esquerda radical em Portugal e procede-se à análise de algumas dimensões associadas a este fenómeno de maior estabilidade do sistema partidário português à esquerda, nomeadamente a ausência de um fenómeno SYRIZA ou Podemos, recorrendo a explicações de natureza económica, ligadas à cultura política e à natureza do sistema partidário consolidado nas últimas quadro décadas

  7. O controle da raiva: eficácia do treino cognitivo na doença arterial coronariana

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    Lipp,Marilda Emmanuel Novaes; Pinho,Cláudio; Casteli,Ana Carolina; Santos,Micheli Gomes dos; Fujita,Angela Tamey

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    Este estudo teve por objetivos averiguar se o treino cognitivo de controle da raiva é eficaz na redução da reatividade cardiovascular de pacientes diagnosticados com doença arterial coronariana, avaliar seu impacto na redução da raiva e no nível de stress e analisar se há correlação significativa entre a raiva e a magnitude na reatividade cardiovascular em momentos de stress experimental. Vinte e nove adultos com doença arterial coronariana participaram da pesquisa. A reatividade cardiovascul...

  8. Fascismo de esquerda? Sobre a necessidade de revisão conceitual de um termo perigoso

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    João Fábio Bertonha

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desse artigo é investigar a possibilidade teórica e política da existência de um "fascismo de esquerda". O foco central é discutir o posicionamento, recorrente na mídia, de que o fascismo não seria exclusivo da família política da direita ou, de forma ainda mais radical, que ele seria exclusivo da família política da esquerda. A possibilidade desse raciocínio e a conceituação precisa do fenômeno fascista são, pois, a base do presente texto.

  9. Perfil dos hormônios tireoidianos nas síndromes coronarianas agudas Thyroid hormone profile in acute coronary syndromes

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    Rodrigo Caetano Pimentel

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o perfil hormonal tireoidiano em pacientes com síndromes coronarianas agudas (SCA, e nos grupos: 1 angina instável e/ou infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnivelamento de segmento ST (AI/IAM sem supra ST; 2 infarto agudo do miocárdio com supradesnivelamento do segmento (IAM com supra ST, e nos pacientes que evoluíram ou não a óbito conforme os grupos. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados prospectivamente setenta pacientes portadores de SCA, internados na unidade coronariana do Hospital dos Servidores do Estado/RJ. As amostras sangüíneas foram coletadas nos primeiro, quarto e sétimo dias de internação. Exame clínico e eletrocardiograma foram realizados no período de internação. RESULTADOS: Dos 70 pacientes admitidos, 13 (18,6% apresentaram a "síndrome do eutireoidiano doente" (SED, que consiste na queda do hormônio T3 e ou T3 livre, aumento do hormônio T3 reverso (rT3 e inalteração dos hormônios TSH, T4 e T4 livre. Nos pacientes do grupo IAM com supra ST, observaram-se elevação precoce e maiores médias do hormônio tireoidiano T3 reverso (rT3 e menores médias dos hormônios T3 e T3 livre. Nos coronariopatas que evoluíram a óbito, observamos achados hormonais condizentes com os encontrado na SED, com valores médios expressivos dos hormônios rT3 e T3. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados apresentados neste estudo mostram a importância do reconhecimento da "síndrome do eutireoidiano doente" nos pacientes coronariopatas, sugerindo associação com pior prognóstico nos pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda.OBJECTIVE: To describe thyroid hormone profile in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS, divided into two groups: 1 unstable angina and/or non-ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI; 2 ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI, as well as in patients that progressed or not to death, according to the groups. METHODS: Seventy ACS patients admitted to the coronary care unit

  10. A Esquerda no Século XXI: As lições do Fórum Social Mundial

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    2008-01-01

    Neste trabalho, começo por analisar as razões que conduziram ao sucesso do FSM, contrastando-as com os fracassos da esquerda convencional nas últimas décadas. Tento em seguida responder à questão da sustentabilidade deste sucesso. Por fim, identifico os desafios colocados pelo FSM tanto à teoria crítica como ao activismo político de esquerda.

  11. A veia gástrica esquerda como alternativa de revasculariza��ão portal no transplante hepático

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    Lacerda Cláudio Moura

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Trombose ou hipoplasia da veia porta não tem sido, ainda, considerados contra-indicações para o transplante ortotópico de fígado. Contudo, permanecem com obstáculos associados com aumento da freqüência de falha primária e a longo prazo do transplante de fígado. Existem alguns fatores de risco tais como: sexo masculino, cirrose avançada, doença hepática alcoólica e cirurgia prévia para hipertensão portal. Os autores relatam o caso de uma criança de 4 anos, do sexo feminino, que sofria de doença terminal do fígado resultante de atresia de vias biliares e que tinha submetido, sem sucesso, a uma operação de Kasai. Ela se submeteu a um transplante ortotópico de fígado por cirrose biliar secundária. Durante a cirurgia uma hipoplasia portal severa do receptor foi encontrada. Uma anastomose entre a veia gástrica esquerda do receptor e a veia porta do doador foi feita. Reperfusão hepática e subseqüente função do fígado foram excelentes. A paciente recebeu alta hospitalar no trigésimo dia. A veia gástrica esquerda pode ser uma alternativa para revascularização portal no transplante hepático.

  12. POLARIDADES DE ESQUERDA: ENTRE O POLÍTICO E O SENSO COMUM

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    Nogueira Vilarinho, Ricardo Francisco

    2016-01-01

    Podemos considerar este trabalho como desdobramento de Vilarinho (2012), no qual buscamos definições para a estrutura topológica Banda de Moébius, apoiando-nos no conceito de complementaridade, extraído de Henry (1992). Especificamente neste estudo analisamos o Novo Estatuto do Partido dos Trabalhadores, doravante PT, publicado em 2001. Buscamos os conceitos de direita e esquerda apreendidos do citado documento e comparamos os mesmos com as definições encontradas em ditados populares. Como fe...

  13. EXPERIÊNCIAS DOS MILITANTES DE ESQUERDA ARMADA NOS CÁRCERES CEARENSES (1971-79)

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    RESUMO Após o insucesso da guerrilha, prisão e condenação pela Justiça Militar, os militantes da esquerda armada no Ceará tiveram que cumprir suas penas no Instituto Penal Paulo Sarasate (IPPS). Ali, durante os anos 1970, os revolucionários, vistos como “terroristas”, mantidos à parte dos demais presos e alvos da atenção da ditadura militar, tiveram de enfrentar novos desafios. Buscaram brechas, fissuras, criaram espaços, usaram de estratégias e táticas dentro da estrutura autoritária impe...

  14. Síndrome coronariana aguda em paciente jovem com sintomas atípicos

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    Gustavo Daher

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O diagnóstico da dor torácica aguda no setor de emergência pode ser difícil e desafiador, incluindo diversos diagnósticos diferenciais, dentre eles: causas benignas a causas potencialmente fatais. O diagnóstico na maioria das vezesé estabelecido através do quadro clínico e de exames complementares como: marcadores de necrose miocárdica, eletrocardiograma e radiografia de tórax.A angiotomografia coronariana tem sido utilizada nos casos de dor torácica aguda com baixa ou intermediária probabilidade de síndrome coronariana aguda, permitindo sua exclusão e conseqüente alta precoce dos pacientes. Apresentamosrelato de caso de uma paciente jovem com dor precordial atípica e marcadores de necrose miocárdica discretamente elevados. Considerando-se a epidemiologia e o quadro clínico da paciente, foi feita hipótese diagnóstica inicial de miocardite. A angiotomografia cardíaca com pesquisa de realce tardiofoi solicitada. Apesar do escore de cálcio ter sido zero, foi diagnosticada lesão estenosante grave no terço médio da artéria coronária descendente anterior com realce tardio na parede anterior do ventrículo esquerdo, compatível comnecrose miocárdica. A paciente foi submetida a cateterismo com angioplastia da lesão.

  15. Ao leitor sem medo

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    José Eisenberg

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available O texto resenha Ao leitor sem medo, de Renato Janine Ribeiro (Belo Horizonte, UFMG, 1999.This text is a review of Ao leitor sem medo by Renato Janine Ribeiro (Belo Horizonte, UFMG, 1999

  16. Revascularização miocárdica por minitoracotomia esquerda: série de casos Left mini-thoracotomy off-pump coronary revascularization

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    Theófilo Gauze

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A reestenose é uma das complicações freqüentes das angioplastias. Estudos demonstraram superioridade da anastomose de Artéria Torácica Interna Esquerda (ATIE para Coronária Interventricular Anterior (DA. Discute-se a indicação, técnica operatória e resultados da Revascularização do Miocárdio por Minitoracotomia Esquerda (MTE sem extracorpórea. MÉTODO: Foram operados 18 pacientes (três mulheres, idade de 56,6±9,2 anos, com "shunt" intracoronário, para anastomose da ATIE para DA (14 casos ou Diagonal (DI e DA (4 homens. Exposição e estabilização foram obtidas com dispositivo Access (CardioThoracicSystems®. O enxerto foi dissecado esqueletizado e anastomosado com fio único de polipropileno 7-0. RESULTADOS: Não ocorreu óbito, conversão para esternotomia, transfusões ou alterações enzimáticas. As altas hospitalares ocorreram entre 3 e 5 dias e todos os pacientes retomaram suas atividades em até 20 dias. Houve uma reinternação por oclusão do enxerto, tratada com angioplastia, e outra por infecção incisional. Seis pacientes reestudados voluntariamente apresentaram angiografia com enxertos pérvios. CONCLUSÃO: A abordagem mostrou-se segura e sem obstáculos técnicos. Houve tempo de hospitalização curto e baixa morbidade, sem uso de hemoderivados. O instrumental apropriado e, casualmente, a aptidão manual esquerda do cirurgião facilitaram a técnica. Estudos randomizados poderão demonstrar se há benefício econômico e/ou clínico, no longo prazo, desta abordagem como tratamento preferencial.OBJECTIVES: Stent restenosis is a common complication in angioplasty. Studies have shown better outcomes when the left internal thoracic artery (LITA is anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery (LAD. Patient selection, operative technique and results for off-pump left mini-thoracotomy (LME coronary surgery, as a pilot study, are presented. METHODS: Eighteen patients (three women with a mean age of 56

  17. Fatores preditivos de morbidade nas ressecções pancreáticas esquerdas

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    Fábio Athayde Veloso Madureira

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a morbidade pós-operatória e investigar a existência de seus fatores preditivos. MÉTODOS: O estudo foi realizado de forma retrospectiva, a partir de uma base de dados mantida de forma prospectiva. De 1994 a 2008, 100 pacientes consecutivos foram submetidos à ressecções pancreaticas esquerdas. A principal variável de interesse foi a morbidade pós-operatória, tendo diversas outras características da população sido registradas simultaneamente. Posteriormente, para a análise de fatores preditivos de morbidade pós-operatória o subgrupo de pacientes que foi submetido aos procedimentos de pancreatectomia distal com preservação do baço (n=65 foi analisado separadamente quanto à relevância das diferentes técnicas de secção do parênquima pancreático, assim como, outros possíveis fatores preditivos à ocorrência de morbidade pós-operatória. RESULTADOS: Considerando-se juntamente todas as ressecções pancreáticas esquerdas realizadas, a ocorrência de complicações globais, de complicações relevantes e graves foi 55%, 42% e 20%, respectivamente. Os fatores que se mostraram preditivos à ocorrência de morbidade pós-operatória após pancreatectomia distal com preservação do baço foram a técnica de secção do parênquima pancreático, idade, índice de massa corporal e a realização de operação abdominal concomitante. CONCLUSÃO: A morbidade associada às ressecções pancreáticas, à esquerda dos vasos mesentéricos superiores, foi importante. De acordo com a estratificação adotada baseada na gravidade das complicações, alguns fatores preditivos foram identificados. Estudos futuros com coortes maiores de pacientes são necessários para confirmar tais resultados.

  18. À esquerda da tradição / To the left of tradition

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    Wellington Teodoro da Silva

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O movimento conhecido como esquerda católica organizou-se ao entorno de três eixos: 1 a consciência histórica e a consciência da história; 2 a revolução cristã e 3 a fidelidade à grande tradição. Este artigo trata deste último eixo que constitui o empenho desse movimento em mostrar-se como o fiel intérprete da longuíssima tradição do catolicismoromano. / The movement known as Catholic Left is organized around three axes: 1 the historical consciousness and the awareness of history, 2 the Christian revolution and 3 the loyalty to the great tradition. This article deals with this last axis, which constitutes the commitment of this movement to show itself as the faithful interpreter of the very longtradition of Roman Catholicism.

  19. Consumo alimentar e estresse em pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda

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    Evelise Helena Fadini Reis Brunori

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOObjetivo:Avaliar se o consumo alimentar de pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA segue as recomendações nacionais e internacionais e se existe relação com níveis de estresseMétodo:Estudo transversal com 150 pacientes com SCA que foram entrevistados utilizando-se os Questionários de Frequência Alimentar e Escala de Estresse Percebido-10.Resultados:Consumo diário acima das recomendações: colesterol (92%, fi bras (42,7% e proteínas (68%; consumo abaixo das recomendações: potássio (88% e carboidratos (68,7%; consumo conforme recomendações: sódio (53,3% e lípides (53,3%. A maioria (54% com consumo alimentar inadequado era estressada ou altamente estressada. Houve associação estatisticamente signifi cante entre menor nível de estresse e maior consumo de fibras.Conclusão:Em pacientes com SCA, o consumo alimentar esteve fora do recomendado pelas diretrizes e o menor consumo de fibras ocorre concomitantemente com maior estresse. Esforços educativos podem instrumentalizar os pacientes na adequação do consumo alimentar e no controle do estresse.

  20. Veia cava superior esquerda anômala com ausência de veia cava superior direita: achados de imagem Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava: image findings

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    Cyrillo Rodrigues de Araújo Júnior

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da veia cava superior direita é uma anomalia rara, com menos de 150 casos descritos na literatura. A não-obliteração e regressão da veia cardinal anterior esquerda durante o desenvolvimento embriológico promove uma variação sistêmica de retorno venoso ao coração, com persistência da veia cava superior esquerda. Sua incidência varia de 0,3% em pacientes sem alterações cardíacas congênitas concomitantes a 4,3% naqueles com cardiopatias. Na maioria das vezes coexiste a veia cava superior direita, porém se houver regressão e degeneração da veia cardinal anterior direita, implicará a sua ausência e a drenagem venosa para o coração será feita pela veia cava superior esquerda ao átrio direito, através do seio coronariano. Mostramos um caso de um paciente submetido a radiografia de tórax e tomografia computadorizada para avaliação de doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, tendo como achado a persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da direita, sem qualquer cardiopatia associada e com a drenagem cardíaca sendo feita, através do seio coronariano, para o átrio direito.Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava is a rare anomaly, with less than 150 cases reported in the literature. Congenitally persistent left superior vena cava is the most common variant of systemic venous return to the heart, resulting embryologically from failure of the left anterior cardinal vein to become obliterated. Its incidence varies from 0.3% in patients with otherwise normal heart to 4.3% in patients with congenital heart disease. In the majority of the patients, a right superior vena cava is present as well, but rarely the right anterior cardinal vein degenerates resulting in the absence of the normal right superior vena cava. The blood from the right side is carried by the persistent left superior vena cava to the right atrium through the

  1. Advanced SEM imaging

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    Joy, D. C.; Newbury, D. E.

    1998-01-01

    The scanning electron microscope (SEM) represents the most promising tool for metrology, defect review, and for the analysis of ULSI structures, but both fundamental problems such as electron-solid interactions, and practical considerations such as electron-optical constraints, are now setting a limit to performance. This paper examines the directions in which an advanced SEM might be developed to overcome these constraints. The SEM also offers considerable promise as a tool for the high spatial resolution X-ray microanalysis, especially for those situations where a thin cross-section is not practical and first surface analysis is required. The ways in which this capability can be incorporated in an advanced SEM are examined

  2. Advanced SEM imaging

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    Joy, D.C.; Newbury, D.E.; Newbury, D.E.

    1998-01-01

    The scanning electron microscope (SEM) represents the most promising tool for metrology, defect review, and for the analysis of ULSI structures, but both fundamental problems such as electron-solid interactions, and practical considerations such as electron-optical constraints, are now setting a limit to performance. This paper examines the directions in which an advanced SEM might be developed to overcome these constraints. The SEM also offers considerable promise as a tool for the high spatial resolution X-ray microanalysis, especially for those situations where a thin cross-section is not practical and first surface analysis is required. The ways in which this capability can be incorporated in an advanced SEM are examined. copyright 1998 American Institute of Physics

  3. A esquerda radical no período pós-2009: nada de (muito) novo em Portugal? = The radical left in the post-2009 period: nothing (very) new in portugal?

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    Pereira, José Santana

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    A crise económica que eclodiu nas democracias europeias periféricas a partir de 2009 teve, em vários países da Europa do Sul, consequências graves em termos de estabilidade governativa e dos sistemas partidários. Neste contexto, o caso português tem sido apontado como excecional, visto que o agravamento da situação económica e as suas consequências políticas não provocaram uma afirmação eleitoral sem precedentes de forças de esquerda radical (como na Espanha e na Grécia). Neste artigo, aprese...

  4. Análise em longo prazo na síndrome coronariana aguda: existem diferenças na morbimortalidade?

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    Adolfo Alexandre Farah de Aguiar

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A insuficiência cardíaca (IC tem grande importância como preditor de morbimortalidade em pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os preditores de morbimortalidade na SCA em longo prazo. MÉTODOS: Foi um estudo de coorte de 403 pacientes consecutivos com queixas de dor torácica. Descreveram-se dados demográficos, clínicos, laboratoriais e terapêuticos, sendo avaliados durante a internação e até oito anos após alta, em relação à presença ou ausência de eventos cardiovasculares e óbitos. RESULTADOS: Foram 403 pacientes com queixas de dor torácica, em que 65,8% apresentavam diagnóstico de SCA sem supra de ST, 27,8% SCA com supra de ST e 6,5% sem SCA. Destes, foram avaliados os 377 pacientes com SCA, em que 37,9% eram do sexo feminino, e a média de idade foi de 62,2 ± 11,6 anos. A presença de IC antes ou durante a hospitalização influenciou a mortalidade. Dos fatores prognósticos, a creatinina inicial merece destaque, sendo o ponto de corte de 1,4 mg/dl (acurácia = 62,1%; HR = 3,27; p < 0,001. Notamos pior prognóstico para cada acréscimo de dez anos de idade (HR = 1,37; p < 0,001 e para cada incremento de 10 bpm na frequência cardíaca (HR = 1,22 p < 0,001. Quanto às terapias utilizadas antes e após 2002, houve aumento de uso de betabloqueadores, inibidores da enzima conversora da angiotensina (IECAs, estatinas e antiplaquetários, tendo impacto na mortalidade. CONCLUSÃO: Presença de IC admissional, creatinina, idade e FC foram preditores independentes de mortalidade. Observou-se que pacientes com IC atendidos antes de 2002 apresentaram pior sobrevida em relação aos atendidos após 2002 e que a mudança na terapia foi a responsável por isso.

  5. Revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea em pacientes multiarteriais: experiência de 250 casos

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    Bruno Botelho PINHEIRO

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available MÉTODO: No período de agosto de 1997 a maio de 2001, 250 pacientes multiarteriais, consecutivos, foram submetidos à cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea. A faixa etária dos pacientes variou de 38 a 83 anos (média de 59,9 anos, dos quais 62% eram do sexo masculino. A principal indicação cirúrgica foi a insuficiência coronariana crônica (82%. Todos os pacientes foram operados por esternotomia mediana. RESULTADOS: Três (1,2% pacientes necessitaram de instalação de circulação extracorpórea. Nos demais 247 pacientes, realizou-se 592 anastomoses, com uma média de 2,4 pontes/paciente. A artéria torácica interna esquerda foi utilizada em 198 (80,1% pacientes, a artéria torácica interna direita em 5 (2% pacientes e a veia safena em 247 (100% pacientes. As artérias coronárias mais revascularizadas foram o ramo interventricular anterior (89% e o ramo marginal esquerdo (53%. A mortalidade hospitalar global foi de 4%, sendo a principal causa o infarto pós-operatório (1,2%. Morbidade pós-operatória foi constatada em 23 (9,3% pacientes. O tempo médio de permanência hospitalar foi de 7,7 dias. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se da presente investigação, que a revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea em pacientes multiarteriais é factível, reprodutível e com baixo índice de complicações pós-operatórias.METHODS: From August 1997 to May 2001, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB was performed in 250 consecutive patients with multivessel disease. Ages ranged from 38 to 83 years (mean-age 59.9 years and 62% of the patients were males. The main surgical indication was chronic coronary insufficiency (82%. The surgical approach was through median sternotomy in all patients. RESULTS: Three (1.2% patients needed cardiopulmonary bypass support. In the 247 remaining patients, we performed 592 grafts (mean 2.4 grafts/patient. The left internal thoracic artery was used in

  6. Spin-polarized SEM

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    2007-01-01

    Development of highly effective evaluation technology of magnetic structures on a nanometric scale is a key to understanding spintronics and related phenomena. A high-resolution spin-polarized scanning electron microscope (spin SEM) developed recently is quite suitable for probing such nanostructures because of the capability of analyzing local magnetization vectors in three dimensions. Utilizing the spin SEM, a layered antiferromagnetic structure with the 1nm-alternation of bilayer-sheet magnetization has been successfully resolved. The real-space imaging with full analysis of the temperature-dependent magnetization vectors will be demonstrated. (author)

  7. SEM microcharacterization of semiconductors

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    Holt, D B

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    Applications of SEM techniques of microcharacterization have proliferated to cover every type of material and virtually every branch of science and technology. This book emphasizes the fundamental physical principles. The first section deals with the foundation of microcharacterization in electron beam instruments and the second deals with the interpretation of the information obtained in the main operating modes of a scanning electron microscope.

  8. Pilomatricoma recidivado em região superciliar esquerda: relato de caso Recurrent pilomatricoma on the left eyebrow: case report

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    Marcio Henrique Mendes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Pilomatricoma é um tumor benigno oriundo do folículo pilossebáceo, que surge como nódulo intradérmico durante a infância na maioria dos casos. Geralmente é recoberto por pele normal, alcança em média diâmetro de 1,5 cm e frequentemente não recidiva após exérese cirúrgica. Os autores descrevem um caso no qual uma lesão tumoral iniciou seu crescimento na região superciliar esquerda de um paciente de 26 anos, sendo realizada exérese total da mesma e diagnóstico através do exame anatomopatológico de pilomatricoma. Esta lesão teve um crescimento lento, de aproximadamente dois anos, segundo o paciente. Decorridos oito meses da intervenção cirúrgica houve novo crescimento tumoral no local, desta vez de maneira rápida e exacerbada e com ulceração de pequena área da pele que recobria a lesão, induzindo, portanto, suspeita de malignidade. Realizada nova exérese com margem de segurança, o exame anatomopatológico confirmou ser a lesão um pilomatricoma, não possuindo a peça cirúrgica sinais de malignização. O paciente encontra-se em seguimento há um ano, sem sinais de recidiva até o momento.Pilomatricoma is a benign neoplasm originated in the pilosebaceous follicle wich appears as an intradermal nodule during childhood, in most cases. It is generally covered with normal skin, reaching a diameter of 1.5 cm on average, and it often shows no recurrence after surgical excision. The authors describe a case in wich a 26-year-old patient presented a tumoral lesion on the upper left superciliary area was submitted to total excision, and diagnosed as pilomatricoma by the histological study. According to the patient, this lesion had a progressive and slow growth of about two years. Eight months after the first surgical intervention, there was a new tumor growth in the region, this time quicker and worsen, with ulceration on the small skin area that covered the lesion, thus leading to malignity suspicion. After the conduction of

  9. Monocitose é um marcador de risco independente para a doença arterial coronariana

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    Afiune Neto Abrahão

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Inflamação e ativação das células do sistema imunológico têm participação importante na patogênese da aterosclerose. Este estudo analisa o leucograma que incluiu neutrófilos, eosinófilos, linfócitos, monócitos e basófilos dos pacientes com doença arterial coronariana (DAC crônica e no infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM. MÉTODOS: Analisamos o leucograma de 232 pacientes não-diabéticos, com idade entre 15 e 88 anos. A DAC estava presente em 142 pacientes (57 com DAC estável e 85 com IAM, diagnosticada angiograficamente, comparada a 90 indivíduos-controle. Os grupos controle e DAC foram comparáveis para a idade, índice de massa corpórea, antecedentes familiares, tabagismo, hipertensão, HDL e LDL (todas variáveis com p > 0,25. RESULTADOS: A análise univariada mostrou maior prevalência de leucocitose na DAC, sendo maior nos pacientes com IAM quando comparados com a DAC estável. O mesmo comportamento foi observado para os monócitos. Porém, a distribuição foi semelhante para as demais células do hemograma. A análise multivariada pelo método da regressão logística, utilizando-se os modelos stepwise (todas variáveis e backward (p < 0,25, mostrou que a monocitose foi variável independente para DAC e para o IAM. CONCLUSÃO: O número de monócitos, um dos mais importantes componentes do processo inflamatório na placa aterosclerótica, foi um marcador de risco independente para a DAC e para o IAM.

  10. Função Atrial Esquerda Prejudicada Associada com a Fibrilação Atrial Paroxística na Hipertensão

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    Erhan Tenekecioglu

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A hipertensão arterial é o fator de risco mais prevalente e modificável para a fibrilação atrial. A sobrecarga de pressão no átrio esquerdo induz alterações fisiopatológicas que ocasionam alterações na função contrátil e nas propriedades elétricas. Objetivo: Nesse estudo, o objetivo foi avaliar a função do átrio esquerdo em pacientes hipertensos para determinar a associação entre a função atrial esquerda e a fibrilação atrial paroxística (FAP. Método: Foram estudados 57 pacientes hipertensos (idade: 53 ± 4 anos, fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo: 76 ± 6,7%, incluindo 30 pacientes consecutivos com FAP e 30 indivíduos de controle pareados por idade. Os volumes do átrio esquerdo (AE foram medidos através do método biplano de Simpson modificado. Foram determinados três tipos de volume do AE: volume máximo do AE (AEVmax, contração atrial prematura do AE (AEVpreA e volume mínimo do AE (AEVmin. Foram calculadas as funções de esvaziamento do AE. Volume total de esvaziamento do AE = AEVmax - AEVmin e a FEtotal do AE = (AEVmax - AEVmin/AEVmax, volume de esvaziamento passivo do AE = AEVmax-AEVpreA, e a FE do AE = (AEVmax - AEVpreA/AEVmax, o volume de esvaziamento ativo do AE = AEVpreA- AEVmin e a FE ativa do AE = (AEVpreA - AEVmin/AEVpreA. Resultados: O período hipertenso é maior no grupo de hipertensos com FAP. O AEVmax aumentou significativamente no grupo de hipertensos com FAP quando comparado ao grupo de hipertensos sem FAP (p = 0,010. A FEAE diminuiu significativamente no grupo de hipertensos com FAP em comparação com o grupo de hipertensos sem FAP (p = 0,020. A' diminuiu no grupo de hipertensos com FAP quando comparado com hipertensos sem FAP (p = 0,044. Conclusão: O volume aumentado do AE e função de esvaziamento ativa do AE prejudicada foram associados com a FAP em pacientes hipertensos não tratados. Um período hipertenso mais longo está associado com a FAP.

  11. Space Experiment Module (SEM)

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    Brodell, Charles L.

    1999-01-01

    The Space Experiment Module (SEM) Program is an education initiative sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Shuttle Small Payloads Project. The program provides nationwide educational access to space for Kindergarten through University level students. The SEM program focuses on the science of zero-gravity and microgravity. Within the program, NASA provides small containers or "modules" for students to fly experiments on the Space Shuttle. The experiments are created, designed, built, and implemented by students with teacher and/or mentor guidance. Student experiment modules are flown in a "carrier" which resides in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle. The carrier supplies power to, and the means to control and collect data from each experiment.

  12. Falta de associação entre o sistema Lewis e obstrução coronariana Lack of association between the Lewis blood group system and coronary vessel obstruction

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    Juliana R. Cintra

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Estudos prévios demonstraram associação entre o sistema Lewis e a doença arterial coronariana (DAC a partir da observação de que o fenótipo eritrocitário Le(a-b- era prevalente em pacientes e propuseram que esse fenótipo representava um novo marcador de risco para essa doença. Esse estudo teve como objetivo verificar a prevalência desse marcador em pacientes brasileiros com indicação de realizar cineangiocoronariografia. A fenotipagem do sistema Lewis foi realizada pelo método gel centrifugação, e a genotipagem do loco LE foi feita pelo método PCR-RFLP. Cento e oitenta e três pacientes (114 masculinos e 69 femininos, com média de idade igual a 59,1 anos (DP ± 12,37; mediana 60 foram selecionados. Cento e vinte e um (66,1% pacientes apresentaram obstrução coronariana de qualquer grau, sendo essa característica duas vezes mais elevada no sexo masculino do que no feminino (p=0,07. As freqüências dos fenótipos eritrocitários Lewis foram semelhantes em ambos os grupos de pacientes e o fenótipo Le(a-b- mostrou-se não estar associado à presença de obstrução coronariana (p=0,36. Elevados índices de discrepância fenótipo-genótipo foram observados entre os pacientes Le(a-b-, com base na genotipagem das mutações T59G (86,7% e T1067A (90,0%. As freqüências dos alelos T e G (posição 59 e T e A (posição 1067 não mostraram diferenças estatisticamente significantes entre os pacientes com e sem obstrução coronariana (p = 0,52 e p = 0,44, respectivamente. Esses resultados demonstram que o sistema Lewis não está associado à presença de obstrução coronariana e não suportam a proposição de que o fenótipo eritrocitário Le(a-b- representa um marcador de risco para essa doença na casuística brasileira.Previous studies have shown an association between the Lewis blood group system and coronary artery disease (CAD from the observation that the Le(a-b- red blood cell phenotype was prevalent among these patients

  13. O Cinema sem Imagens

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    Paulo Andrade

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available A obra cinematográfica de Marguerite Duras, praticamente desconhecida pelo grande público, estabeleça intricadas relações com sua obra literária, ao promover a indiscernibilidade entre os dois campo, sem, contudo, instituir qualquer tipo de subordinação de um ao outro. O processo de criação do filme Lê camion, de 1977, aponta para outras possibilidades de se pensar o cinema e a literatura.

  14. Justiça transicional e clivagem esquerda/direita no parlamento português (1976-2015).

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    Este artigo analisa o comportamento dos partidos políticos parlamentares durante o processo de tomada de decisão sobre como lidar com o passado autoritário em Portugal entre 1976 e 2015. O objetivo é analisar a importância da clivagem esquerda/direita vis-à-vis outros fatores explorados pela literatura. Através deste estudo procuramos perceber em que medida é que a iniciativa e o apoio dado às medidas de justiça transicional no parlamento podem ser explicados com base ...

  15. Defeito do septo atrioventricular forma total associado a tricuspidização da valva atrioventricular esquerda na infância

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    Aleksander DOBRIANSKYJ

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available Entre maio de 1987 e dezembro de 1996, o reparo do defeito do septo atrioventricular, forma total (DSAVT, com duplo retalho de pericárdio bovino e tricuspidização da valva atrioventricular (VAV esquerda, foi realizado em 34 pacientes consecutivos com mortalidade global de 5 (14,7% pacientes (pac.. Grupo I: abaixo de 6 meses (m com 12 pac. (1 óbito; 8,3%; Grupo II: entre 7m e 12m, com 15 pac. (4 óbitos; 26,6% e Grupo III: entre 1 e 5 anos (a com 7 pac. sem óbitos. Ocorreram 2 óbitos tardios (1 por Insuficiência mitral residual + insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e outro por pneumonia + insuficiência respiratória. Duas crianças receberam implante de marcapasso definitivo (após 45 dias e 4 anos. Nenhum paciente foi reoperado, apesar de mais 2 apresentarem insuficiência da VAV esquerda e 1 VAV direita, controlada clinicamente, e as restantes encontram-se nos graus I e II da New York Heart Association (NYHA. Apesar de 29 pacientes apresentarem peso abaixo de 10 kg, utilizou-se circulação extracorpórea (CEC e hipotermia a 25°C sem parada circulatória total. Iniciou-se o reparo pela zona de "aposição" da VAV única com um ou dois pontos em "x", mantendo tricúspide. Sutura-se o primeiro retalho de pericárdio bovino (PB em forma de "gota", insinuando-o entre as cordas do lado direito do septo; a seguir, sutura-se o segundo retalho, fazendo uma aposição concomitante com a VAV única, septando-se, desta forma, as quatro cavidades. As vantagens desta técnica são: preservação da integridade valvar, maior durabilidade funcional da VAV esquerda, menor possibilidade de reoperação mesmo em pacientes mais jovens e que devem ser preferencialmente operados em torno de 6º mês de vida.Between May 1987 and December 1996, repair of the "Ostium Atrioventricularis Communis" (OAVC, with total shaping by means of a double bovine pericardial patch and tricuspidation of the left atrioventricular valve (AVV was performed on 34 consecutive

  16. Dominância coronariana em corações humanos em moldes por corrosão Coronary dominance patterns in the human heart investigated by corrosion casting

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    Décio Cavalet Soares Abuchaim

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Esse trabalho tem como objetivo analisar os padrões de dominância circulatória de corações humanos, o número de ramos que a artéria coronária direita fornece ao ventrículo esquerdo, o número de ramos que a artéria coronária esquerda fornece ao direito e a presença de anastomoses intercoronarianas, com sua localização e frequência. MÉTODOS: Foram produzidos 25 moldes de corações submetidos à instilação de acrílico colorido e posterior corrosão com ácido clorídrico, no Laboratório de Cirurgia Experimental da FURB. Peças com lesões e cicatrizes não foram usadas. RESULTADOS: Os corações pertenciam a indivíduos de ambos os sexos, sendo 17 (68% de indivíduos do sexo masculino, com idade média de 40,2 anos (15 a 70 anos. A dominância direita ocorreu em 18 (72% peças, com 1, 2, 3 e 4 ramos em 2, 14, 2 e 1 moldes, respectivamente; a dominância esquerda foi observada em 5 (20% casos, com 1 ramo em 4 moldes e 2 em 1 molde; e a dominância balanceada foi verificada em 2 (8% moldes. Houve diferença significativa entre a dominância direita e esquerda (α > 5%, direita e balanceada (α > 5% e sem significância entre esquerda e balanceada (α OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to analyze the dominance patterns of the circulation of the human heart, the number of branches from the right coronary artery to the left ventricle, the number of branches from the left coronary artery to the right ventricle and the frequency and location of intercoronary anastomoses. METHODS: Casts were made of 25 hearts by the injection of colored acrylic resin and subsequent corrosion using hydrochloric acid at the experimental surgery laboratory of Furb. Specimens with lesions or scars were discarded. RESULTS: The hearts, from both men (17 - 68% and women (8 - 32%, had a mean age of 40.2 (15 to 70 years-old. Right dominance occurred in 18 (72% subjects, with 1, 2, 3 and 4 branches leading to the left ventricle in 2, 14, 2 and 2

  17. Registro de síndrome coronariana aguda em um centro de emergências em cardiologia Acute coronary syndrome registry at a cardiology emergency center

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    Elizabete Silva dos Santos

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as características de pacientes (P com suspeita clínica de síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA, identificando-se o tratamento médico e a mortalidade hospitalar. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos 860 pacientes com SCA de janeiro a dezembro de 2003. Analisamos características basais, modalidade de apresentação da SCA, medicamentos durante a internação, indicação de tratamento clínico ou de revascularização miocárdica (RM e mortalidade hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Foram 503 (58,3% pacientes do sexo masculino, com média de idade de 62,6 anos (±11,9. O diagnóstico na alta hospitalar foi de infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM com supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (SST em 78 (9,1%, IAM sem SST em 238 (27,7%, angina instável (AI em 516 (60%, manifestação atípica da SCA (síncope ou dispnéia em dois (0,2% e dor torácica não cardíaca em 26 (3%. Foram medicados com betabloqueador em 87,9%, AAS em 95,9%, anti-trombínico em 89,9%, nitroglicerina EV em 86,2%, inibidor do receptor de glicoproteína (IGP IIb/IIIa em 6,4%, clopidogrel em 35,9%, inibidor da enzima conversora da angiotensina (IECA em 77,9% e estatina em 70,9%. A cinecoronariografia foi realizada em 72 pacientes (92,3% com IAM com SST e em 452 (59,8% com SCA sem SST (pOBJECTIVE: Describe clinical characteristics of patients (P admitted to hospital with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS, identifying medical treatment and in-hospital mortality. METHODS: Evaluated were 860 patients with ACS from January through December, 2003. We evaluated baseline characteristics, ACS mode of presentation, medication during hospital stay, indication for clinical treatment or myocardial revascularization (MR and in-hospital mortality. RESULTS: Five hundred and three (58.3% were male, mean age 62.6 years (± 11.9. Seventy-eight (9.1% were discharged with the diagnosis of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI, 238 (27.7% with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (non-STEMI, 516 (60

  18. SEM analysis for irradiated materials

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    Liu Xiaosong; Yao Liang

    2008-06-01

    A radiation-proof Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) system is introduced. It has been widely used in various areas. For analyzing radioactive samples, normal SEM system needs lots of alterations. Based on KYKY-2800B SEM, the sample room, belt line, operating table and aerator were updated. New radiation-proof SEM system has used to analytic surface contaminated samples and RPV materials samples. An elementary means of SEM analysis for radioactive samples was studied, and this examination supported some available references for further irradiated fuel researches. (authors)

  19. Exeqüibilidade, segurança e acurácia do ecocardiograma sob estresse com dobutamina/ atropina para detecção de doença arterial coronariana em candidatos a transplante renal Feasibility, safety and accuracy of dobutamine/atropine stress echocardiography for the detection of coronary artery disease in renal transplant candidates

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    Pedro Antonio Muniz Ferreira

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a exeqüibilidade, a segurança e a acurácia diagnóstica do ecocardiograma sob estresse (EEDA com dobutamina/atropina em candidatos a transplante renal. MÉTODOS: Pacientes candidatos a transplante renal com e sem nefropatia diabética realizaram EEDA e cineangiocoronariografia. Consideraram-se dois pontos de corte para doença arterial coronariana (DAC: > 50% e > 70% de obstrução de uma artéria epicárdica. RESULTADOS: Cento e quarenta e oito pacientes realizaram o EEDA e a angiografia coronariana. A média de idade foi de 52±9 anos, 69% eram do sexo masculino, 27% tinham nefropatia diabética, e 73%, HVE; 63% estavam assintomáticos, 36% e 22% apresentaram obstruções coronarianas > 50% e > 70%, respectivamente. A exeqüibilidade foi de 91% e houve 2,7% de complicações maiores. Obtiveram-se as seguintes médias de sensibilidade, especificidade e acurácia, considerando obstrução coronariana > 50%: 53% (IC:45-61, 87% (IC:81-93, e 75% (IC:63-83, respectivamente. Para obstrução >70%, 71% (IC:64-92, 85% (IC:79-91 e 81% (IC:75-87. A sensibilidade para diagnosticar doença uniarterial foi 41% (IC:19-63 e doença multiarterial, 78% (IC:64-92. CONCLUSÃO: O EEDA foi exeqüível e seguro; entretanto, foi ineficiente para rastreamento de DAC, considerando obstruções > 50%, mas pode ser útil para detecção de DAC em pacientes com obstruções > 70% e doença multiarterial.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and accuracy of dobutamine/atropine stress echocardiography (DASE for the detection of coronary artery desease (CAD in renal transplant candidates. METHODS: Patients candidates to renal transplant were submitted consecutively to DASE and coronary angiography. The adopted angiographic criteria for CAD were an obstructive lesion of > 50% and > 70%. RESULTS: 148 patients underwent the DASE and the coronary angiography. Mean age was 52 ± 9 years, 69% of the patients were males; 27% had diabetic nephropathy

  20. Existe lugar para a ventriculectomia parcial esquerda no tratamento da cardiomiopatia dilatada?

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    Luiz Felipe P. MOREIRA

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available A ventriculectomia parcial esquerda tem sido realizada como alternativa ao transplante cardíaco no tratamento das miocardiopatias. Neste trabalho foi analisada a influência desse procedimento sobre a evolução clínica e o comportamento da função ventricular em 37 pacientes portadores de cardiomiopatia dilatada. Métodos: Os pacientes estavam em classe funcional III (16 ou IV (21 no pré-operatório. A ressecção parcial do ventrículo esquerdo (VE foi associada à anuloplastia mitral em 27 pacientes e à substituição mitral em 2. Resultados: Ocorreram 7 (18,9% óbitos hospitalares e os pacientes sobreviventes foram seguidos por período que variou entre 2 e 33 meses (média de 16,2 meses. Outros 9 pacientes faleceram durante os primeiros 6 meses de pós-operatório, por progressão de insuficiência cardíaca (5 ou por eventos relacionados à arritmia (4. A sobrevida atuarial foi de 56,7 ± 8,1% dos 6 aos 30 meses de seguimento. Através de análise unifatorial e de regressão logística foi identificada relação significativa entre o grau de hipertrofia das fibras miocárdicas e o risco de mortalidade após a ventriculectomia parcial, sendo observada sobrevida de 73,6 ± 10,1% em 2 anos para os pacientes operados com diâmetro médio de fibras miocárdicas abaixo de 22. Por outro lado, a classe funcional melhorou nos pacientes sobreviventes de 3,5 ± 0,5 para 1,7 ± 0,9 aos 6 meses de pós-operatório (p Partial left ventriculectomy has been performed as an alternative to heart transplantation in the treatment of severe cardiomyopathies. This study reports the clinical and left ventricular function results of this procedure in 37 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Methods: All patients were in class III (16 or IV (21 NYHA. Partial ventriculectomy was associated with mitral annuloplasty in 27 patients and with mitral replacement in two. Results: There were seven operative deaths (18.9% and the surviving patients were followed from 2

  1. Prevalência de marcadores de trombofilia em pacientes portadores da síndrome de May-Thurner e trombose de veia ilíaca comum esquerda Prevalence of thrombophilia factors in patients with May-Thurner syndrome and left common iliac vein thrombosis

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    Marcos Arêas Marques

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A relação entre trombose venosa profunda e trombofilia tem sido pouco estudada em indivíduos portadores de compressão da veia ilíaca comum esquerda, conhecida clinicamente como síndrome de May-Thurner. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência de marcadores de trombofilia nos pacientes portadores de síndrome de May-Thurner e trombose de veia ilíaca comum esquerda. MÉTODOS: Entre março de 1999 e dezembro de 2008, 20 pacientes com síndrome de May-Thurner e trombose de veia ilíaca comum esquerda foram avaliados retrospectivamente quanto à presença de marcadores de trombofilia. RESULTADOS: Foi detectada a associação entre síndrome de May-Thurner e marcadores de trombofilia em 8 pacientes (40%. CONCLUSÃO: A presença de marcadores de trombofilia em pacientes com trombose de veia ilíaca comum esquerda e síndrome de May-Thurner é frequente, porém não difere da prevalência encontrada em pacientes portadores de trombose venosa profunda sem a síndrome associada.BACKGROUND: The relationship between deep venous thrombosis and thrombophilia has been little studied in patients with left common iliac vein compression, clinically known as May-Thurner syndrome. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of thrombophilia markers in patients with May-Thurner syndrome and left common iliac vein thrombosis. METHODS: From March 1999 to December 2008, 20 patients with May-Thurner syndrome and left common iliac vein thrombosis were retrospectively investigated for the presence of thrombophilia markers. RESULTS: The association between May-Thurner syndrome and thrombophilia markers was found in 8 patients (40%. CONCLUSION: There is a high prevalence of thrombophilia markers in patients with May-Thurner syndrome and left common iliac vein thrombosis. The prevalence, however, is not different from that found in patients with deep venous thrombosis without May-Thurner syndrome.

  2. Cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio através de minitoracotomia ântero-lateral esquerda Myocardial revascularization surgery through left anterolateral minithoracotomy

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    J. Glauco Lobo Filho

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    Full Text Available No período de outubro de 1995 a fevereiro de 1996, 16 pacientes selecionados foram submetidos a cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio através de minitoracotomia ântero-lateral esquerda. Em todos os casos a artéria torácica interna esquerda foi dissecada, para posterior anastomose com o ramo interventricular anterior (RIA sem a utilização de circulação extracorpórea. A idade variou de 43 a 77, com média de 60 anos. Sessenta e dois por cento dos pacientes eram do sexo masculino. Não houve complicações tais como: hemorragias, acidente vascular cerebral, insuficiência renal aguda, mediastinite ou infarto agudo do miocárdio. Não houve mortalidade no grupo em questão. Em 4 (25% pacientes foi realizado estudo hemodinâmico, que demostrou uma normalidade da anastomose da artéria torácica interna para o ramo interventricular anterior. Devido aos excelentes resultados iniciais, acreditamos que este procedimento possa ser empregado com maior freqüência e com a familiarização dos grupos cirúrgicos, e que as artérias diagonais e marginais da circunflexa possam ser beneficiadas com este tipo de procedimento.Between October 1995 and February 1996, sixteen patients were selected to undergo to surgical myocardial revascularization through left anterolateral minithoracotomy. The left internal thoracic artery was dissected in all patients, for consecutive anastomosis with interventricular anterior artery, without using extracorporeal circulation. Patients age ranged from 43 to 77, average 60 years. Sixty-two percent of them were men. There were no complications such as: acute myocardial infarction, mediastinitis, acute renal failure, hemorrhagy or stroke. There were no deaths. Four (25% patients were submitted to cardiac catheterization that showed patency of grafts and grafted native arteries. Due to excellent initial results, the authors believe that this technique can be employed with greater frequency and that its use can be

  3. Relação entre Fibrose e Arritmias Ventriculares na Cardiopatia Chagásica sem Disfunção Ventricular

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    Eduardo Marinho Tassi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Pacientes com doença de Chagas com alteração segmentar apresentam pior prognóstico independentemente da fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda. A ressonância magnética cardíaca é atualmente o melhor método para detecção de alteração segmentar e para avaliação de fibrose miocárdica. Objetivo: Quantificar a fibrose, por meio do realce tardio, pela ressonância magnética cardíaca, em pacientes com doença de Chagas com fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda preservada ou minimamente comprometida (> 45% e detectar padrões de dependência entre fibrose, alteração segmentar e fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda na presença de arritmia ventricular. Métodos: Foram realizados eletrocardiograma, teste ergométrico, Holter e ressonância magnética cardíaca em 61 pacientes, separados em três grupos: (1 eletrocardiograma normal e ressonância magnética cardíaca sem alteração segmentar; (2 eletrocardiograma alterado e ressonância magnética cardíaca sem alteração segmentar; e (3 ressonância magnética cardíaca com alteração segmentar independentemente de alteração no eletrocardiograma. Resultados: O número de pacientes com arritmia ventricular em relação ao número total de pacientes em cada grupo, a porcentagem de fibrose e a fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda foram, respectivamente: no primeiro grupo, 4/26, 0,74% e 74,34%; no segundo grupo, 4/16, 3,96% e 68,5%; e no terceiro grupo, 11/19, 14,07% e 55,59%. Arritmia ventricular foi encontrada em 31,1% dos pacientes. Aqueles com e sem arritmia ventricular apresentaram fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda média de 59,87% e 70,18%, respectivamente, e fibrose de 11,03% e 3,01%, respectivamente. Das variáveis alteração segmentar, grupos, idade, fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda e fibrose, a última foi a única significativa para a presença de arritmia ventricular, com ponto de corte de 11,78% para massa fibrosada (p < 0

  4. Estudo comparativo entre sutura manual e mecânica de coto brônquico em cães submetidos à pneumonectomia esquerda: avaliação histopatológica do pulmão direito e avaliação eletrocardiográfica

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    Irino, Eduardo Toshio; Stopiglia, Angelo João; Larsson, Maria Helena Matiko Akao; Guerra, José Luis; Simões, Edson Azevedo; Shinkai, Marcos Toshio; Fantoni, Denise Tabacchi; Otsuki, Denise Aya; Freitas, Rodrigo Ramos de; Saldiva, Paulo Hilario Nascimento; Jatene, Fabio Biscegli

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    O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar as possíveis alterações eletrocardiográficas e as alterações histopatológicas no pulmão de cães submetidos à pneumonectomia esquerda em abordagem comparativa entre dois tipos de sutura de coto brônquico (manual e mecânica). Foram utilizados doze cães, machos e fêmeas, adultos, sem raça definida, pesando entre quinze e vinte quilos sendo avaliados as alterações microscópicas apresentadas pelo pulmão direito e as alterações do eletrocardiograma. Todo...

  5. A esquerda ontem e hoje: o dilema entre igualdade e liberdade The Left of yesterday and of today: the dilemma between equality and freedom

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    Maria Francisca Pinheiro Coelho

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discorre sobre as idéias da Esquerda na década de 1960 e as mudanças de paradigmas a partir da década de 1990, após a queda do Muro de Berlim e o colapso do socialismo real. Aborda um conflito que perpassa a história do socialismo: a questão dos direitos civis. Analisa também os dilemas da esquerda ontem e hoje, com ênfase na relação entre política e liberdade. Sugere que concomitante com a defesa da justiça social, a identidade de uma esquerda contemporânea se define pela defesa da liberdade como valor fundamental e essência da política.This article deals with the ideas of the Left in the 1960's and the changes in leftist ideas and politics in the 1990's, after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the demise of socialism. It focuses on a conflict that has been present in the history of socialism: the question o civil rights. The article also analyzes the dilemmas of the Left of yesterday and of today, with an emphasis on the relationship between politics and freedom. It suggests that concomitant with the defense of social justice, the identity of the contemporary Left is largely defined by the defense of freedom as a fundamental value and the very essence of politics.

  6. O atendimento à parada cardiorrespiratória em unidade coronariana segundo o Protocolo Utstein La atención para parar cardiorrespiratória en la unidad coronariana según el protocolo Utstein Assistance of cardiopulmonary arrest in the coronary care unit according to Utstein protocol

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    Tatiana de Medeiros Colletti Cavalcante

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: registrar os esforços de ressuscitação cardiopulmonar (RCP conforme o preconizado pelo protocolo de registro de Utstein e apresentar os resultados de acordo com o recomendado pelo mesmo. MÉTODOS: estudo de natureza exploratório-descritiva de 30 esforços ressuscitatórios realizados na Unidade Coronariana do HSP entre Agosto à Dezembro de 2003. RESULTADOS: Dos 30 pacientes estudados 56.66% eram do sexo masculino, com média de idade de 64.5 anos. A modalidade mais freqüente foi a Atividade Elétrica Sem Pulso. Do total de pacientes, treze (43.33% retornaram a circulação espontânea, porém somente quatro destes mantiveram-se vivos até o término da pesquisa. CONCLUSÃO: Em 90% dos prontuários, os registros apresentavam-se incompletos demonstrando a necessidade de um registro único e sistematizado para RCP, no intuito de melhorar os registros para uma melhor organização do serviço e realização de pesquisas, além de prevenir dispustas éticas e legais.OBJETIVOS: registrar los esfuerzos de resucitación cardiopulmonar (RCP conforme preconizado por el protocolo de registro de Utstein y presentar los resultados de acuerdo con sus recomendaciones. MÉTODOS: estudio de naturaleza exploratoria-descriptiva de 30 esfuerzos de resucitación realizados en la Unidad Coronaria del HSP entre Agosto y Diciembre del 2003. RESULTADOS: De los 30 pacientes estudiados 56.66% eran del sexo masculino, con un promedio de edad de 64.5 años. La modalidad más frecuente fue la Actividad Eléctrica Sin Pulso. Del total de pacientes, trece (43.33% retornaron a la circulación espontánea, sin embargo solamente cuatro de éstos se mantuvieron vivos hasta finalizar la investigación. CONCLUSIÓN: En el 90% de las historias clínicas, los registros se presentaban incompletos demostrando la necesidad de un registro único y sistematizado para la RCP, con la intención de mejorar los registros para una mejor organización del servicio y realizaci

  7. Secondary emission monitor (SEM) grids.

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    2002-01-01

    A great variety of Secondary Emission Monitors (SEM) are used all over the PS Complex. At other accelerators they are also called wire-grids, harps, etc. They are used to measure beam density profiles (from which beam size and emittance can be derived) in single-pass locations (not on circulating beams). Top left: two individual wire-planes. Top right: a combination of a horizontal and a vertical wire plane. Bottom left: a ribbon grid in its frame, with connecting wires. Bottom right: a SEM-grid with its insertion/retraction mechanism.

  8. Revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea: experiência e resultados iniciais Myocardial revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass: experience and initial results

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    Luiz Antônio BRASIL

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: A operação de revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea (CEC vem sendo utilizada como uma alternativa para o tratamento da insuficiência coronariana. OBJETIVO: Apresentar nossa experiência com este procedimento, descrevendo a técnica empregada e os resultados iniciais. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 23 pacientes submetidos à revascularização do miocárdio sem CEC. Foram selecionados para este estudo pacientes que apresentavam lesões nas artérias coronárias da região ântero-diafragmática do coração. A principal indicação cirúrgica foi insuficiência coronária crônica (78,3%. O sexo masculino predominou em 65% dos casos. A idade variou de 44 a 80 anos (média: 59,6 anos. A abordagem cirúrgica em todos os pacientes foi através de esternotomia mediana. Os enxertos utilizados foram: as artérias torácicas internas, veia safena e artéria radial. RESULTADOS: O tempo médio de operação foi de 3h15 min. Não houve intercorrências intra-operatórias. O número de enxertos por paciente variou de 1 a 3, num total de 36 enxertos realizados, com média de 1,56 enxerto/paciente. A artéria torácica interna esquerda foi o enxerto mais utilizado (41,7%. As artérias coronárias revascularizadas mais freqüentemente foram o ramo interventricular anterior (52,8% e a coronária direita (30,5%. A mortalidade hospitalar e a incidência de infarto pós-operatório foram de 4,3%. Não ocorreram complicações neurológicas, pulmonares, renais, hemorrágicas ou infecciosas. O tempo médio de internação hospitalar foi de 7 dias. CONCLUSÃO: A revascularização do miocárdio sem CEC é uma técnica eficaz e segura que pode ser realizada em casos selecionados, com baixa morbidade e mortalidade, com redução de custos e do tempo de internação hospitalar.BACKGROUND: Myocardial revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB has been used as an alternative for treatment of coronary

  9. Adiponectina sérica e risco cardiometabólico em pacientes com síndromes coronarianas agudas

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    Gustavo Bernardes de Figueiredo Oliveira

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O tecido adiposo representa não somente uma fonte de energia estocável, mas principalmente um órgão endócrino que secreta várias citoquinas. A adiponectina, uma nova proteína semelhante ao colágeno, foi descoberta como uma citoquina específica do adipócito e um promissor marcador de risco cardiovascular. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre os níveis séricos da adiponectina e o risco para a ocorrência de eventos cardiovasculares, em pacientes com síndromes coronarianas agudas (SCA, e as correlações entre adiponectina e os biomarcadores metabólicos, inflamatórios e miocárdicos. MÉTODOS: Foram recrutados 114 pacientes com SCA, com seguimento médio de 1,13 ano para avaliação de desfechos clínicos. Modelos de regressão de risco proporcional de Cox com penalização de Firth foram construídos para determinar a associação independente entre adiponectina e o risco subsequente dos desfechos primário (composto de óbito cardiovascular/IAM não fatal/AVE não fatal e coprimário (composto de óbito cardiovascular/ IAM não fatal/AVE não fatal/re-hospitalização requerendo revascularização. RESULTADOS: Houve correlações diretas e significantes entre adiponectina e idade, HDL-colesterol e BNP, e inversas e significantes entre adiponectina e circunferência abdominal, peso corporal, índice de massa corporal, índice HOMA, triglicerídeos e insulina. A adiponectina foi associada a maior risco para os desfechos primário e coprimário (HR ajustado 1,08 e 1,07/incremento de 1.000, respectivamente, p = 0,01 e p = 0,02. CONCLUSÃO: Em pacientes com SCA, a adiponectina sérica foi preditor de risco independente para eventos cardiovasculares. De modo adicional às correlações antropométricas e metabólicas, a adiponectina mostrou correlação significante com BNP.

  10. SEM: A Cultural Change Agent

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    Barnes, Bradley; Bourke, Brian

    2015-01-01

    The authors advance the concept that institutional culture is a purposeful framework by which to view SEM's utility, particularly as a cultural change agent. Through the connection of seemingly independent functions of performance and behavior, implications emerge that deepen the understanding of the influence of culture on performance outcomes…

  11. Consumo de álcool e risco para doença coronariana na região metropolitana de São Paulo: uma análise do Projeto GENACIS Alcohol consumption pattern and Coronary Heart Disease risk in Metropolitan São Paulo: analyses of GENACIS Project

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    Maria Cristina Pereira Lima

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Examinar a associação entre consumo de álcool e risco para doença coronariana em amostra populacional. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, de base populacional, conduzido de janeiro/2006 a junho/2007, na região metropolitana de São Paulo, como parte do estudo internacional (Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: an International Study. Os sujeitos (1.501, sendo 609 homens e 892 mulheres eram residentes da região metropolitana de São Paulo, tinham 30 anos ou mais de idade e foram selecionados aleatoriamente, a partir de amostragem complexa por conglomerados. Todos os indivíduos consentiram em participar da pesquisa. A variável dependente foi risco cardíaco avaliado através do WHO Rose Angina Questionnaire. A análise multivariada consistiu em regressão logística, tendo sido realizado ajuste para uso de tabaco e índice de massa corpórea. RESULTADOS: A taxa de resposta foi 75%. Ser mulher, ter mais idade, ser negro, fumante e ter um índice de massa corpórea elevado, foram associados a maior risco para doença coronariana. Indivíduos que nunca beberam na vida (OR = 2,22 e ex-bebedores (OR = 2,42 tiveram maior risco de doença cardíaca do que aqueles que informaram beber até 19 g de álcool por dia, sem episódios de beber excessivo. Entre os que tiveram episódios de embriaguês observou-se uma tendência a maior risco (OR = 3,95, p = 0,09. CONCLUSÕES: Nossos achados sugerem um menor risco para doença coronariana entre os bebedores moderados. Destaca-se que os estudos que avaliam o impacto do álcool sobre doença cardíaca precisam identificar o padrão de uso de álcool dos sujeitos, visto que este aspecto pode modificar o risco. Políticas públicas são necessárias para reduzir o uso nocivo de álcool e a morbidade a ele relacionada no país. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between patterns of drinking and coronary heart disease (CHD risk in a populational sample. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study

  12. Associação entre diabetes mellitus e gravidade da doença arterial coronariana em pacientes submetidos a intervenção coronária percutânea

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    Simone de Souza Fantin

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O diabetes mellitus está associado a um risco aumentado de doenças cardiovasculares. Pacientes com diabetes submetidos à revascularização miocárdica por intervenção coronariana percutânea (ICP apresentam piores respostas ao tratamento, desenvolvendo mais complicações e reestenoses em curto e longo prazo. Objetivos: Avaliar a prevalência de diabetes mellitus buscando associação com a gravidade da doença arterial coronária (DAC em pacientes submetidos à ICP em centro de referência no sul do Brasil. Métodos: Estudo transversal. Avaliados todos os pacientes submetidos à ICP entre novembro/2006 e dezembro/2007 em hospital de referência. Aplicado questionário previamente ao procedimento e realizada glicemia capilar em jejum. Realizada regressão logística para avaliar a associação entre diabetes e DAC. Resultados: Foram realizadas 617 ICPs, implantados 718 stents em 569 indivíduos (1,32 stents por intervenção. Destes, 177 pacientes (32,2% foram considerados diabéticos. Características demográficas, fatores de risco para DAC, vaso-alvo, diâmetro do vaso e extensão da lesão foram semelhantes entre os grupos. Doença arterial coronária grave, categoria III e IV, foi encontrada em 51,2% dos pacientes com diabetes comparado com 37,6% dos sem diabetes (p< 0.001. Houve correlação significativa entre os níveis de glicemia e a gravidade da DAC (p<0,05. Conclusões: Existe associação entre a presença de diabetes e a gravidade angiográfica da DAC em pacientes submetidos à ICP, o que sugere que esta maior gravidade possa contribuir para os desfechos adversos nestes pacientes.

  13. Framework for SEM contour analysis

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    Schneider, L.; Farys, V.; Serret, E.; Fenouillet-Beranger, C.

    2017-03-01

    SEM images provide valuable information about patterning capability. Geometrical properties such as Critical Dimension (CD) can be extracted from them and are used to calibrate OPC models, thus making OPC more robust and reliable. However, there is currently a shortage of appropriate metrology tools to inspect complex two-dimensional patterns in the same way as one would work with simple one-dimensional patterns. In this article we present a full framework for the analysis of SEM images. It has been proven to be fast, reliable and robust for every type of structure, and particularly for two-dimensional structures. To achieve this result, several innovative solutions have been developed and will be presented in the following pages. Firstly, we will present a new noise filter which is used to reduce noise on SEM images, followed by an efficient topography identifier, and finally we will describe the use of a topological skeleton as a measurement tool that can extend CD measurements on all kinds of patterns.

  14. SEM-based characterization techniques

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    Russell, P.E.

    1986-01-01

    The scanning electron microscope is now a common instrument in materials characterization laboratories. The basic role of the SEM as a topographic imaging system has steadily been expanding to include a variety of SEM-based analytical techniques. These techniques cover the range of basic semiconductor materials characterization to live-time device characterization of operating LSI or VLSI devices. This paper introduces many of the more commonly used techniques, describes the modifications or additions to a conventional SEM required to utilize the techniques, and gives examples of the use of such techniques. First, the types of signals available from a sample being irradiated by an electron beam are reviewed. Then, where applicable, the type of spectroscopy or microscopy which has evolved to utilize the various signal types are described. This is followed by specific examples of the use of such techniques to solve problems related to semiconductor technology. Techniques emphasized include: x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, electron beam induced current (EBIC), stroboscopic voltage analysis, cathodoluminescnece and electron beam IC metrology. Current and future trends of some of the these techniques, as related to the semiconductor industry are discussed

  15. Reatividade vascular da artéria mamária interna: estudos farmacológicos comparativos entre artérias caninas direita e esquerda

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    EVORA Paulo Roberto B.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Para estudos comparativos da reatividade vascular entre artéria mamária interna (AMI canina direita e esquerda, realizaram-se experimentos "in vitro" utilizando-se banhos orgânicos ("organ chambers" e ensaios biológicos: 1 os produtos plaquetários ADP e 5-HT induziram, respectivamente, vasodilatação dependente e independente do endotélio; 2 os autacóides, bradicinina e histamina, também induziram vasodilatação, respectivamente, dependente e independente do endotélio; 3 o A23187, vasodilatador independente de receptor, induziu relaxamentos dependentes do endotélio; 4 dopamina, dobutamina, papaverina e a poli-L-arginina induziram vasodilatações independentes do endotélio; 5 a NOR induziu intensa vasoconstrição comparável à causada pelo KCI e pela endotelina; 6 em 83% de 24 ensaios, a liberação basal de NO foi maior na AMI esquerda, em comparação com a AMI direita; 7 ensaios biológicos de AMIs demonstraram a importância da PGI2 nas condições de hipóxia, uma vez que a indometacina aboliu vasodilatação adicional em resposta à hipóxia em condições de vasodilatação induzida pela liberação basal de NO; 8 não ocorreram diferenças significantes de resposta, comparando-se estudos realizados em AMIs direita e esquerda.

  16. International Conference on SEMS 2012

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    Liu, Chuang; Scientific explanation and methodology of science; SEMS 2012

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    This volume contains the contributed papers of invitees to SEMS 2012 who have also given talks at the conference. The invitees are experts in philosophy of science and technology from Asia (besides China), Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America, as well as from within China. The papers in this volume represent the latest work of each researcher in his or her expertise; and as a result, they give a good representation of the cutting-edge researches in diverse areas in different parts of the world.

  17. The Effect of Nonnormality on CB-SEM and PLS-SEM Path Estimates

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    Z. Jannoo; B. W. Yap; N. Auchoybur; M. A. Lazim

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    The two common approaches to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) are the Covariance-Based SEM (CB-SEM) and Partial Least Squares SEM (PLS-SEM). There is much debate on the performance of CB-SEM and PLS-SEM for small sample size and when distributions are nonnormal. This study evaluates the performance of CB-SEM and PLS-SEM under normality and nonnormality conditions via a simulation. Monte Carlo Simulation in R programming language was employed to generate data based on the theoretical model w...

  18. Análise da medida de fluxo por tempo de trânsito da artéria torácica interna direita anastomosada para a artéria interventricular anterior comparada com a artéria torácica interna esquerda

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    Rodrigo Milani

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Avaliamos por meio da medida de fluxo por tempo de trânsito o desempenho das artérias torácicas direita e esquerda quando utilizadas como enxerto para revascularização da artéria interventricular anterior. Métodos: Cinquenta pacientes submetidos à operação para revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea foram divididos em dois grupos. No grupo A, os pacientes receberam enxerto de artéria torácica interna direita para o ramo interventricular anterior. No grupo B, os pacientes receberam enxerto de artéria torácica interna esquerda para o mesmo ramo. Ao término da operação, o fluxo foi avaliado por meio da medida de fluxo por tempo de trânsito. Resultados: No grupo A, idade média foi de 60,6±9,49 anos. A média de peso e altura do grupo foi de 80,4±10,32 Kg e 169,2±6,86 cm. A média de pontes por paciente neste grupo foi de 3,28±1,49. O fluxo médio e a resistência distal obtidos na artéria torácica interna direita foi de 42,1±23,4 ml/min e 2,8±0,9 respectivamente. No grupo B, a idade média foi de 59,8±9,7 anos. A média de peso e altura deste grupo foi de 77,7±14,2215,7 Kg e 166,0±8,2 cm. A média de pontes por paciente neste grupo foi de 3,08±0,82. O fluxo médio e a resistência distal observados neste grupo foi de 34,2±19,1ml⁄min e 2,0±0,7. Não houve óbitos nesta série. Conclusão: A artéria torácica interna direita apresentou um comportamento similar ao da artéria torácica interna esquerda quando anastomosada ao ramo interventricular anterior da coronária esquerda. Não houve diferença estatística entre a medida de fluxo obtida entre ambas as artérias.

  19. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM)

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    Hald, Gert Martin; Stulhofer, Aleksandar; Lange, Theis

    2018-01-01

    -mainstream and mainstream SEM groups, and (iii) to explore the validity and predictive accuracy of the Non-Mainstream Pornography Arousal Scale (NPAS). METHODS: Online cross-sectional survey of 2,035 regular SEM users in Croatia. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Patterns of sexual arousal to 27 different SEM themes, sexual...

  20. A ventriculotomia apical esquerda para tratamento cirúrgico da estenose mitral congênita The surgical treatment of congenital mitral stenosis through a left ventriculotomy

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    Miguel Barbero-Marcial

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    Full Text Available Entre junho de 1987 e outubro de 1990, nove pacientes consecutivos, portadores de estenose mitral congênita (EMC foram submetidos a correção cirúrgica. Sete tinham valva mitral em paráquedas e dois, outras formas complexas de estenoses. Em todos, a via de abordagem foi a ventriculotomia apical esquerda, sendo dividido, primeiramente, o músculo papilar; depois, as cordas e, finalmente, as cúspides. As lesões associadas foram corrigidas prévia ou simultaneamente. Todos os pacientes tiveram boa evolução imediata. Houve um óbito tardio não relacionado. O estudo ecocardiográfico seriado pós-operatório mostrou adequada função ventricular esquerda. Conclui-se que esta via é de escolha para tratar lesões estenóticas congênitas complexas da valva mitral.From June 1987 to October 1990, nine patients with congenital mitral stenosis (CMS underwent surgical correction through an apical left ventriculotomy. Seven patients had parachute mitral valve and two had other forms of CMS. The surgical treatment of the mitral valve apparatus starts from below: first the papillary muscle is split and the cordae are divided and fenestrated. Then, the commissurotomies were performed through the ventricles aspect of the mitral valve. Associated anomalies were corrected simultaneously. There was no in-hospital death and only one late death (nonrelated. The echocardiography showed non significant residual stenosis and normal global function of the left ventricle. In conclusion, the appical left ventriculotomy is a good approach for treatment of CMS.

  1. Receptores plaquetários P2Y12: importância na intervenção coronariana percutânea

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    Felipe Jose de Andrade Falcão

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available As plaquetas estão envolvidas em vários processos biológicos, desde o combate a agentes infecciosos até a coordenação do controle da permeabilidade vascular e angiogênese. Entretanto, o seu principal foco de ação consiste na modulação da cascata de coagulação. A intervenção coronariana percutânea é um procedimento com alto risco trombogênico, que induz a ativação plaquetária e de monócitos, devido à lesão direta do endotélio e pelo contato de estruturas trombogênicas com o sangue, levando ao aumento da atividade inflamatória, tanto no local do dano vascular coronariano como de forma sistêmica. Os receptores plaquetários P2Y12 desempenham papel central na amplificação da agregação induzida por todos os agonistas plaquetários, como a adenosina difosfato, o colágeno, tromboxano A2, adrenalina e serotonina. Por esse motivo, têm sido o principal alvo das drogas antiplaquetárias. Apesar de atuarem no mesmo receptor, características farmacocinéticas e farmacodinâmicas distintas conferem peculiaridades a cada agente.

  2. CONHECIMENTO DOS TRABALHADORES DA INDÙSTRIA METAL-MECÂNICA SOBRE FATORES DE RISCO PARA DOENÇA ARTERIAL CORONARIANA

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    Silvia Bohrer Oliva

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Objetivo: identificar o conhecimento dos trabalhadores da indústria metalmecânica em relação aos fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana (DAC e às atitudes voltadas a sua prevenção. Métodos: estudo com delineamento transversal, realizado com um grupo de trabalhadores da indústria metal-mecânica do sul do Brasil. A amostra foi por conveniência. Os dados foram coletados por meio de um questionário e verificação de medidas antropométricas. Análise descritiva. Resultados: foram incluídos 100 trabalhadores, com idade média de 29,0+10,16 anos, 66% homens. A obesidade foi considerada como fator de risco para DAC por 94% dos trabalhadores, a hipertensão arterial por 88% e hipercolesterolemia por 80%. Em relação às atitudes para prevenção da DAC, 51% da amostra referiram praticar atividade física. Conclusão: a maioria dos entrevistados conhece os principais fatores de risco para DAC. Contudo, as atitudes voltadas à prevenção ainda são limitadas.

  3. Comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, comunicação interventricular e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda Coronary sinus atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect with no left superior vena cava

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    Fábio Alves Almeida

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos um caso raro de um paciente de 21 meses, portador de comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, associada a comunicação interventricular perimembranosa, e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda. O diagnóstico foi realizado através da ecocardiografia e confirmado pela angiografia. O paciente foi operado sem intercorrências, ambos os defeitos foram fechados com patch de pericárdio bovino e o fluxo das veias coronárias ficou direcionado para o átrio esquerdo. Um ecocardiograma mostrou ausência de shunt residual através dos defeitos.We report a rare case of a 21 month old child with a coronary sinus atrial septal defect associated with perimembranous ventricular septal defect and no left superior vena cava. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic echocardiogram and confirmed by angiography. The patient was operated on uneventfully, both defects were closed with bovine pericardial patches and the flow from the coronary veins was directed towards the left atrium. An echocardiogram revealed complete closure of both defects.

  4. Estudo comparativo entre sutura manual e mecânica de coto brônquico em cães submetidos à pneumonectomia esquerda: avaliação histopatológica do pulmão direito e avaliação eletrocardiográfica

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    Eduardo Toshio Irino

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar as possíveis alterações eletrocardiográficas e as alterações histopatológicas no pulmão de cães submetidos à pneumonectomia esquerda em abordagem comparativa entre dois tipos de sutura de coto brônquico (manual e mecânica. Foram utilizados doze cães, machos e fêmeas, adultos, sem raça definida, pesando entre quinze e vinte quilos sendo avaliados as alterações microscópicas apresentadas pelo pulmão direito e as alterações do eletrocardiograma. Todos os animais apresentaram-se em condições clínicas satisfatórias no período pós-operatório. As principais alterações eletrocardiográficas observadas no período pós-operatório foram desvio de eixo cardíaco, bloqueio sinoatrial e isquemia de miocárdio. No exame histopatológico, constatou-se atelectasia pulmonar, proliferação de epitélio de bronquíolo tendendo à obliteração, bronquiolite obliterante e enfisema pulmonar. O estudo sugere ainda que o pulmão direito foi submetido à hipertensão pulmonar.

  5. O volume plaquetário médio abaixo do normal está associado com extensão reduzida de doença arterial coronariana

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    Tolga Sinan Güvenç

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A extensão da doença arterial coronariana aterosclerótica em pacientes com angina estável tem importantes implicações prognósticas e terapêuticas. Em modelos atuais de evolução de placas, os trombócitos desempenham um papel importante no crescimento de placas. O volume plaquetário médio é um marcador facilmente determinado, com evidência de correlação com a agregabilidade plaquetária in vitro, além de valores comprovadamente maiores após eventos vasculares agudos. OBJETIVO: No presente estudo, investigou-se a relação entre o volume plaquetário médio e a extensão angiográfica da doença arterial coronariana em pacientes com angina estável. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados prontuários, hemograma completo e dados angiográficos anteriores de 267 pacientes elegíveis com angina estável. A extensão angiográfica da doença arterial coronariana foi avaliada à luz de dados angiográficos, com o uso por um especialista do escore de Gensini em uma cardiologia invasiva. Os valores para o volume plaquetário médio foram obtidos a partir de hemogramas completos, obtidos um dia antes da angiografia. Com relação ao intervalo populacional para o volume plaquetário médio, os pacientes foram agrupados dentro (n = 176 e abaixo (n = 62 do referido intervalo. Foi realizada uma comparação entre grupos e uma análise correlacional. RESULTADOS: Não houve correlação linear entre o escore de Gensini total e o volume plaquetário médio (p = 0,29, ao passo que a contagem total de trombócitos apresentou correlação inversa com o volume plaquetário médio (p < 0,001, r = 0,41. Os pacientes com volume plaquetário médio abaixo do normal apresentaram um escore de Gensini (36,73 ± 32,5 vs. 45,63 ± 32,63; p = 0,023 e doença coronariana triarterial (18% VS. 36%; p = 0,007 significativamente inferiores se comparados com aqueles apresentando valores de volume plaquetário médio dentro dos intervalos populacionais. CONCLUS

  6. Síndrome metabólica na doença arterial coronariana e vascular oclusiva: uma revisão sistemática Metabolic syndrome in coronary artery and occlusive vascular diseases: a systematic review

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    Daniela Reis Elbert Farias

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Atualmente, a síndrome metabólica (SM se mostra altamente prevalente, sendo associada a fatores de risco para doenças crônicas não transmissíveis, tais como diabetes mellitus tipo 2, doenças ateroscleróticas e coronarianas. O objetivo desta revisão sistemática foi descrever os resultados de estudos que investigaram a associação da SM com a doença arterial coronariana e doenças vasculares oclusivas. Foi realizada a revisão sistemática com dados de estudos originais publicados entre 1999 e 2008, escritos em inglês ou português, utilizando-se as bases de dados Medline, Pubmed, Highwire Press e Science Direct. Foram incluídos artigos que fizeram o diagnóstico da SM através do critério do National Cholesterol Education Program - Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III, 2001. Foram excluídos estudos realizados com animais, de suplementação e que realizaram administração oral ou endovenosa de qualquer substância, assim como aqueles de baixa qualidade metodológica e com amostra inicialmente heterogênea. Apesar da heterogeneidade entre os estudos, observou-se que indivíduos com SM apresentam maior probabilidade (risco = 2,13 de desenvolverem as doenças vasculares oclusivas, doença coronariana, diabetes mellitus e acidente vascular encefálico. Mudanças no estilo de vida, como práticas alimentares saudáveis, atividade física regular e a cessação do tabagismo devem ser incentivadas pelos profissionais da saúde a fim de minimizar as complicações e a morbimortalidade associada à SM.

  7. Avaliação da anastomose de artéria torácica interna esquerda com artéria interventricular anterior pela ecodopplercardiografia Evaluation of left internal thoracic artery anastomosis with left anterior descending coronary artery by Doppler echocardiography

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    Adelaide Arruda

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o valor do ecocardiograma Doppler(ECO transtorácico na identificação de perviabilidade da anastomose entre artéria torácica interna esquerda (ATIE e interventricular anterior, realizada pela técnica de revascularização miocárdica pela minitoracotomia sem circulação extracorpórea. MÉTODOS: Estudaram-se os primeiros 12 pacientes, consecutivos, no período de pós-operatório intra-hospitalar pelo ECO, utilizando-se transdutores de 5MHz, pela via paraesternal esquerda, preferencialmente. Foram analisadas velocidades máximas e integrais de velocidade dos componentes sistólico e diastólico das curvas espectrais de fluxo Doppler. Todos pacientes foram submetidos à cinecoronariografia, enquanto hospitalizados. RESULTADOS: O ECO foi exeqüível em 93% dos pacientes. Nos com anastomose pérvia (6/7, observou-se ao estudo Doppler amplo componente diastólico (padrão A. Naqueles com anastomose obstruída (4/4 o padrão observado foi de predomínio sistólico (padrão B (p=0,003*. CONCLUSÃO: O ECO da ATIE anastomosada com a artéria interventricular anterior, após cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica pela técnica de minitoracotomia, permitiu caracterizar precocemente, com precisão, a perviabilidade da anastomose.PURPOSE: To study the value of Doppler echocardiography as a tool for the evaluation of left internal thoracic artery graft (LITAG patency in patients who underwent coronary revascularization using minimally invasive bypass surgery without extracorporeal circulation. METHODS: The first 12 consecutive patients were studied after coronary artery bypass surgery using a 5MHz Doppler transducer. Doppler signals for the systolic and diastolic flow velocities were preferably obtained in the second intercostal space. All patients underwent coronary angiography while hospitalized. RESULTS: The exam was feasible in 93% of patients. Doppler flow pattern was predominantly diastolic (pattern A in patients with patent

  8. Disfunção ventricular esquerda transitória por cardiomiopatia induzida por estresse Transient left ventricular dysfunction due to stress-induced cardiomyopathy

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    Marcus Vinicius Simões

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se o caso de uma paciente de 71 anos que preencheu os critérios diagnósticos para cardiomiopatia induzida por estresse que foi desencadeada por intenso estresse emocional após atropelamento por bicicleta. O quadro clínico mimetizou o infarto agudo do miocárdio, manifestando-se com dor precordial, supradesnivelamento do segmento ST, seguido por ondas T profundas e prolongamento do intervalo QT, elevação discreta de enzimas cardíacas e cursando com disfunção sistólica apical do ventrículo esquerdo e hipercinesia das porções basais (conferindo o aspecto de "abaloamento apical", mas na ausência de obstrução coronariana subepicárdica. A função ventricular normalizou-se após a segunda semana de evolução.The case presented here is of a 71-yr-old female patient who met the diagnostic criteria for stress-induced cardiomyopathy, which was triggered by intense emotional stress after being hit by a bicycle. The clinical picture mimicked that of an acute myocardial infarction, manifesting as precordial pain, ST-segment depression followed by deep negative T waves and prolonging of the QT interval, slight increase in cardiac enzymes and coursing with transient apical ballooning of the left ventricle and hyperkinesis of the basal walls (conferring the aspect of "apical ballooning", although in the absence of subepicardial coronary obstruction. Ventricular function normalized after the second week of clinical evolution.

  9. Fatores preditivos de morbidade nas ressecções pancreáticas esquerdas Predictive factors of morbidity in distal pancreatic resections

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    Fábio Athayde Veloso Madureira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a morbidade pós-operatória e investigar a existência de seus fatores preditivos. MÉTODOS: O estudo foi realizado de forma retrospectiva, a partir de uma base de dados mantida de forma prospectiva. De 1994 a 2008, 100 pacientes consecutivos foram submetidos à ressecções pancreaticas esquerdas. A principal variável de interesse foi a morbidade pós-operatória, tendo diversas outras características da população sido registradas simultaneamente. Posteriormente, para a análise de fatores preditivos de morbidade pós-operatória o subgrupo de pacientes que foi submetido aos procedimentos de pancreatectomia distal com preservação do baço (n=65 foi analisado separadamente quanto à relevância das diferentes técnicas de secção do parênquima pancreático, assim como, outros possíveis fatores preditivos à ocorrência de morbidade pós-operatória. RESULTADOS: Considerando-se juntamente todas as ressecções pancreáticas esquerdas realizadas, a ocorrência de complicações globais, de complicações relevantes e graves foi 55%, 42% e 20%, respectivamente. Os fatores que se mostraram preditivos à ocorrência de morbidade pós-operatória após pancreatectomia distal com preservação do baço foram a técnica de secção do parênquima pancreático, idade, índice de massa corporal e a realização de operação abdominal concomitante. CONCLUSÃO: A morbidade associada às ressecções pancreáticas, à esquerda dos vasos mesentéricos superiores, foi importante. De acordo com a estratificação adotada baseada na gravidade das complicações, alguns fatores preditivos foram identificados. Estudos futuros com coortes maiores de pacientes são necessários para confirmar tais resultados.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the postoperative morbidity of distal pancreatic resections and to investigate its predictive factors. METHODS: The study was conducted retrospectively from a prospectively database maintained. From 1994 to

  10. Infarto do miocárdio causado por lesão arterial coronariana após trauma torácico fechado Infarto de miocardio causado por lesión arterial coronaria post traumatismo torácico cerrado Myocardial infarction caused by coronary artery injury after a blunt chest trauma

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    Márcio Silva Miguel Lima

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de um indivíduo do sexo masculino de 29 anos de idade, vítima de um acidente de carro no qual sofreu trauma torácico fechado, evoluindo com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva. O paciente apresentava boa saúde previamente, sem sintomas de doença cardiovascular. Na avaliação inicial, o eletrocardiograma mostrou ondas Q nas derivações precordiais e o ecocardiograma mostrou disfunção ventricular esquerda importante. A angiografia coronária mostrou uma lesão na artéria coronária descendente anterior esquerda (ADE, com acinesia da parede anterior na ventriculografia com contraste. A tomografia computadorizada por emissão de fóton único (SPECT com Tálio-201 não mostrou viabilidade. O paciente foi mantido em tratamento clínico com boa evolução.Relatamos el caso de un individuo del sexo masculino, de 29 años de edad, víctima de accidente automovilístico en el cual sufrió traumatismo torácico cerrado, evolucionando con insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva. El paciente presentaba buena salud previamente, sin síntomas de enfermedad cardiovascular. En la evaluación inicial, el electrocardiograma mostró ondas Q en las derivaciones precordiales y el ecocardiograma mostró disfunción ventricular izquierda importante. La angiografía coronaria mostró una lesión en la arteria coronaria descendente anterior izquierda (ADI, con acinesia de la pared anterior en la ventriculografía de contraste. La tomografía computada por emisión de fotón único (SPECT con Talio-201 no mostró viabilidad. El paciente fue mantenido en tratamiento clínico con buena evolución.We report the case of a 29-year-old man, victim of a car accident, who suffered a severe blunt chest trauma, with evolving congestive heart failure. He had previously had a good overall health status, with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease. At the initial assessment, the electrocardiogram showed Q waves in the precordial leads and the echocardiogram

  11. Prevalência de Chlamydia Pneumoniae e Mycoplasma Pneumoniae em diferentes formas da doença coronariana Prevalencia de Chlamydia Pneumoniae y Mycoplasma Pneumoniae en diferentes formas de la enfermedad coronaria Prevalence of Chlamydia Pneumoniae and Mycoplasma Pneumoniae in different forms of coronary disease

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    Irineu Luiz Maia

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Vários agentes infecciosos foram investigados desde que se demonstrou a associação entre infecção e aterosclerose, porém os resultados desses estudos são conflitantes. OBJETIVO: Testar a associação entre títulos séricos de anticorpos anti-Chlamydia e anti-Mycoplasma em diferentes formas de síndromes coronarianas agudas (SCA. MÉTODOS: Cento e vinte e seis pacientes foram divididos em quatro grupos: SCA com elevação do segmento ST (32 pacientes, SCA sem elevação do segmento ST (30 pacientes, doença arterial coronariana crônica (30 pacientes e doadores de sangue sem doença coronariana conhecida (34 pacientes - grupo-controle. Nos primeiros dois grupos, amostras de soro foram coletadas na admissão (primeiras 24 horas de hospitalização e após 6 meses de seguimento. Nos outros dois grupos, colheu-se apenas uma amostra basal. Em todas as amostras, anticorpos IgG anti-Chlamydia e anti-Mycoplasma foram dosados por imunofluorescência indireta. RESULTADOS: Diferenças significativas foram observadas entre a medida basal e após 6 meses de seguimento nos pacientes com infarto do miocárdio com elevação do segmento ST, tanto para Chlamydia (650±115,7 vs. 307±47,5, p = 0,0001 quanto para Mycoplasma (36,5±5,0 vs. 21,5±3,5, p = 0,0004. Os grupos com SCA tiveram níveis séricos de anticorpos anti-Chlamydia e anti-Mycoplasma mais altos na dosagem basal, em relação aos pacientes com doença arterial coronariana crônica e grupo-controle, mas as diferenças obtidas não tiveram significância estatística. CONCLUSÃO: O presente estudo mostrou associação entre os títulos de anticorpos anti-Chlamydia e anti-Mycoplasma na fase aguda dos pacientes com angina instável ou infarto do miocárdio.FUNDAMENTO: Se han investigado diversos agentes infecciosos desde que se evidenció la asociación entre infección y aterosclerosis, sin embargo esos estudios ofrecen resultados conflictivos. OBJETIVO: Probar la asociación entre

  12. Decanoato de nandrolona aumenta a parede ventricular esquerda, mas atenua o aumento da cavidade provocado pelo treinamento de natação em ratos

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    Maísa Carvalho Rezende Soares

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Os esteroides anabólicos androgênicos (EAAs são drogas sintetizadas a partir da testosterona. Sua ação anabólica deve-se principalmente ao aumento da síntese e redução na degradação das proteínas musculares. Este trabalho investiga os efeitos do treinamento de natação associado ao tratamento com decanoato de nandrolona sobre a pressão arterial, as dimensões cardíacas e reatividade vascular. Quarenta ratos Wistar machos, com idade de 60 dias, foram divididos em quatro grupos (n = 10: sedentário (SN, sedentário tratado (ST, treinados (TN e treinados tratados (TT. Animais TN e TT realizaram um treinamento de natação durante 12 semanas, enquanto os animais ST e TT receberam decanoato de nandrolona semanalmente (15mg/kg. O coração e os testículos foram removidos e pesados. O diâmetro da cavidade do ventrículo esquerdo (DcVE e a espessura da parede ventricular (EspVE foram medidos com um paquímetro eletrônico. A pressão arterial sistólica (PAS e a pressão arterial diastólica (PAD foram medidas semanalmente; ainda, foi estudada a reatividade vascular das artérias mesentéricas em resposta à noradrenalina. Em nosso trabalho não houve alterações no peso do coração; no entanto, verificamos aumento no DcVE (p < 0,05 em ratos TN, enquanto a EspVE aumentou (p < 0,05 nos ratos ST e TT, ambos em relação ao SN. O peso do testículo diminuiu (p < 0,05 em ST e TT em relação a SN. Tanto a pressão arterial quanto a reatividade vascular não foram alteradas. Concluímos que o treinamento de natação aumentou o diâmetro da cavidade ventricular esquerda, enquanto o tratamento com decanoato de nandrolona aumentou a espessura da parede ventricular esquerda, sugerindo uma hipertrofia concêntrica

  13. Tratamento cirúrgico sem circulação extracorpórea de arteriopatia relacionada com arterite de Takayasu envolvendo aorta e vasos da base Surgical treatment without extracorporeal circulation of artery disease related to Takayasu's arteritis involving the aorta and great vessels

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    Relatamos o caso de duas pacientes portadoras de arterite de Takayasu, encaminhadas ao nosso serviço onde as lesões acometiam a aorta torácica descendente e os vasos da base e, em uma delas, lesão obstrutiva crítica do óstio da coronária esquerda. Ambas as pacientes foram operadas sem circulação extracorpórea, com heparinização plena e auxílio de autotransfusão.We report the cases of 2 female patients with Takayasu's arteritis referred to our service with lesions affecting the descending thor...

  14. SEM probe of IC radiation sensitivity

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    Gauthier, M. K.; Stanley, A. G.

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    Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) used to irradiate single integrated circuit (IC) subcomponent to test for radiation sensitivity can localize area of IC less than .03 by .03 mm for determination of exact location of radiation sensitive section.

  15. Muito além de direitas e esquerdas: os giros e a densidade dos regimes democráticos na América do Sul

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    Renata Peixoto de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho pretende inicialmente dialogar com a literatura existente sobre processos de redemocratização e consolidação democrática Sul-Americana, entre as décadas de 1980 e 1990. Com base nesta discussão teórica elementar sobre as novas democracias na região, é proposta uma reavaliação conceitual e analítica aplicada ao entendimento do contexto democrático contemporâneo. Recentemente, as análises se centram nos giros, para a esquerda e para a direita, e suas consequências e implicações. Neste artigo se pretende a superação de uma análise dicotômica simplista, entendendo que estes giros ideológicos fazem parte de uma trama mais complexa, de giros maiores e períodos mais abrangentes, que se referem à própria densidade de nossos regimes democráticos. Assim, seria possível uma melhor compreensão das distintas fases, objetivos e dilemas enfrentados por nossas democracias nas últimas três décadas e, principalmente, avançar para um melhor entendimento do período em que nos encontramos.

  16. Nazismo, Socialismo e as políticas de direita e esquerda na primeira metade do século XX

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    Bertone de Oliveira Sousa

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    Full Text Available Alguns trabalhos que discutem o tema do nazismo o situam como ideologia e movimento político de esquerda. Argumentam que seu caráter revolucionário, o uso do substantivo socialismo em sua sigla e o controle da economia pelo Estado, entre outras questões, são elementos que reforçam essa definição. Neste artigo, é feita uma problematização histórica dessas questões no sentido de mostrar por que o nazismo era uma ideologia de direita e para isso também são traçados alguns paralelos entre a Alemanha de Hitler e a União Soviética de Stalin, para mostrar como alguns elementos que caracterizavam o nazi-fascismo não estavam presentes com a mesma intensidade e os mesmos significados fora de seu arcabouço ideológico e de ação.

  17. Valor diagnóstico da cintilografia miocárdica em pacientes com doença coronariana multiarterial

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    Maria Eduarda Menezes de Siqueira

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A cintilografia de perfusão miocárdica (CPM é um método não invasivo extremamente útil na avaliação de isquemia em portadores de doença coronária. Entretanto, persiste o conceito de que não seria um bom método para os portadores de doença coronária multiarterial. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o valor da CPM com gated-SPECT na identificação de isquemia induzida por estresse farmacológico em pacientes com diagnóstico de doença coronária obstrutiva multiarterial. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos 68 pacientes com diagnóstico de doença coronária obstrutiva multiarterial pela cineangiocoronariografia (cine para realização de CPM sob estímulo farmacológico com dipiridamol. Os exames foram analisados por dois médicos nucleares sem prévio conhecimento do resultado da cine. RESULTADOS: Dos pacientes, 64 (92,8% apresentaram alteração nas imagens de perfusão e 4 (7,2% apresentaram perfusão normal, sendo que, destes, três apresentaram alterações funcionais na análise do gated-SPECT. CONCLUSÃO: A CPM mostrou-se de grande valor na identificação de pacientes portadores de doença coronária multiarterial, já que a maioria dos pacientes apresentou alterações perfusionais sugestivas de isquemia.

  18. Hipertensão pulmonar secundária à fístulas coronarianas para tronco da pulmonar Pulmonary hypertension secondary to coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistula

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    José Ramos Filho

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A fístula coronariana é uma anomalia caracterizada por comunicação entre uma artéria coronária e uma câmara cardíaca, artéria pulmonar, seio coronariano e veias pulmonares. Representa 0,2% a 0,4 % das cardiopatias congênitas e 0,1% a 0,2% da população adulta submetida a angiografia coronariana. Relatamos o caso clínico de uma paciente com 64 anos, cuja anomalia foi diagnosticada durante investigação clínica por desconforto torácico, dispnéia e síncope, sendo indicada correção cirúrgica com abertura da artéria pulmonar através de circulação extracorpórea.The coronary fistula is an anomaly characterized by the communication between a coronary artery and a cardiac chamber, pulmonary artery, coronary sinus and pulmonary veins. It represents 0.2 to 0.4% of the congenital cardiopathies and 0.1% to 0.2% of the adult population submitted to coronary angiography. We report the clinical case of a 64-year-old female patient, whose anomaly was diagnosed during a clinical investigation due to chest discomfort, dyspnea and syncope; the surgical correction was indicated, with opening of the pulmonary artery through extracorporeal circulation.

  19. Anastomose cavo-pulmonar total sem uso de material protético

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    Valdester C. PINTO Jr.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Demonstrar a viabilidade na feitura de túnel cava inferior-cava superior com retalho da parede atrial direita, evitando o emprego de material protético. Casuística e Métodos: Foram operados 2 pacientes nos quais se empregou a técnica de anastomose cavo-pulmonar total, sem uso de material protético. O primeiro caso, A.L.M., masc, 4 anos, 15 kg, era portador de atresia tricúspide (EP, com comunicação interventricular (CIV restritiva. O segundo caso, M.E.N.O., fem, 15 anos, 47 kg, tinha doença de Ebstein. O controle pós-operatório dos pacientes foi feito com ecocardiograma e cateterismo cardíaco. As operações foram realizadas com o emprego de circulação extracorpórea (CEC, e cardioplegia sangüínea como método de proteção miocárdica. A canulação das cavas foi o mais distal possível. A tunelização foi realizada com retalho de tecido atrial direito, suturado ao septo interatrial, deixando-se o seio coronariano e a comunicação interatrial (CIA para a esquerda. Resultados: Ambos os pacientes evoluíram, sem complicações, na UTI. O primeiro apresentou derrame pleural discreto à direita, e o segundo mantém-se em estimulação artificial (VVI,R. Conclusões: A tunelização intra-atrial para anastomose cavo-pulmonar total pode ser realizada sem o uso de material protético, evitando-se os riscos advindos do seu emprego (calcificação, retração, embolização.The authors describe two cases (one tricuspid atresia without TGA or pulmonary stenosis, but with a restrictive IVC: the second of an Ebstein disease of total cavo-pulmonary anastomosis using only the tissue of the atrial wall, avoiding any prosthetic material. Both cases were done under cardiopulmonary bypass and cold blood cardioplegia. A flap of the right atrial wall was used to re-direct the blood flow. Pleural effusion in one patient and complete AV block in the other were the complications found. They conclude that right intra-atrial tunneling for

  20. Hipometilação do LINE-1 está Associada ao Risco de Doença Cardíaca Coronariana na População Chinesa

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    Li Wei

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: O nível de metilação global do ADN de leucócitos no sangue tem sido associado ao risco de doença arterial coronariana (DAC, com resultados inconsistentes em diferentes populações. Faltam dados semelhantes da população chinesa, onde diferentes fatores genéticos, de estilo de vida e ambientais podem afetar a metilação do ADN e sua relação com o risco de DCC. Objetivos: Analisar se a metilação global está associada ao risco de doença coronariana na população chinesa. Métodos: Foram incluídos um total de 334 casos de DCC e 788 controles saudáveis. A metilação global do ADN de leucócitos de sangue foi estimada por meio da análise das repetições do LINE-1 usando pirosequenciamento de bissulfito. Resultados: Em uma análise inicial restrita aos controles o nível do LINE-1 diminui significativamente com a idade avançada, colesterol total elevado, e diagnóstico de diabetes. Na análise de caso-controle, a redução da metilação do LINE-1 foi associada ao aumento do risco de DCC, tendo a análise por quartil revelado uma odds ratio (IC 95% de 0,9 (0,6-1,4, 1,9 (1,3-2,9 e 2,3 (1,6 3.5 para o terceiro, segundo e primeiro (o mais baixo quartil (P da tendência < 0,001, respectivamente, em comparação com o quarto (o mais alto quartil. A metilação inferior (< mediana do LINE-1 esteve associada a 2,2 vezes (IC 95% = 1,7-3,0 o aumento de risco de doença coronariana. As estimativas de risco de DCC menores relacionadas com o LINE-1 tenderam a ser mais fortes entre os indivíduos com maior tercil de homocisteína (P interação = 0,042 e naqueles com diagnóstico de hipertensão arterial (P interação = 0,012. Conclusão: A hipometilação do LINE-1 está associada ao risco de doença coronariana na população chinesa. Fatores de risco de DCC potenciais tais como a idade avançada, colesterol total elevado, e diagnóstico de diabetes podem ter impacto na metilação global do ADN, exercendo, portanto, o seu

  1. Advanced metrology by offline SEM data processing

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    Lakcher, Amine; Schneider, Loïc.; Le-Gratiet, Bertrand; Ducoté, Julien; Farys, Vincent; Besacier, Maxime

    2017-06-01

    Today's technology nodes contain more and more complex designs bringing increasing challenges to chip manufacturing process steps. It is necessary to have an efficient metrology to assess process variability of these complex patterns and thus extract relevant data to generate process aware design rules and to improve OPC models. Today process variability is mostly addressed through the analysis of in-line monitoring features which are often designed to support robust measurements and as a consequence are not always very representative of critical design rules. CD-SEM is the main CD metrology technique used in chip manufacturing process but it is challenged when it comes to measure metrics like tip to tip, tip to line, areas or necking in high quantity and with robustness. CD-SEM images contain a lot of information that is not always used in metrology. Suppliers have provided tools that allow engineers to extract the SEM contours of their features and to convert them into a GDS. Contours can be seen as the signature of the shape as it contains all the dimensional data. Thus the methodology is to use the CD-SEM to take high quality images then generate SEM contours and create a data base out of them. Contours are used to feed an offline metrology tool that will process them to extract different metrics. It was shown in two previous papers that it is possible to perform complex measurements on hotspots at different process steps (lithography, etch, copper CMP) by using SEM contours with an in-house offline metrology tool. In the current paper, the methodology presented previously will be expanded to improve its robustness and combined with the use of phylogeny to classify the SEM images according to their geometrical proximities.

  2. Oxford CyberSEM: remote microscopy

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    Rahman, M; Kirkland, A; Cockayne, D; Meyer, R

    2008-01-01

    The Internet has enabled researchers to communicate over vast geographical distances, sharing ideas and documents. e-Science, underpinned by Grid and Web Services, has enabled electronic communications to the next level where, in addition to document sharing, researchers can increasingly control high precision scientific instruments over the network. The Oxford CyberSEM project developed a simple Java applet via which samples placed in a JEOL 5510LV Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) can be manipulated and examined collaboratively over the Internet. Designed with schoolchildren in mind, CyberSEM does not require any additional hardware or software other than a generic Java-enabled web browser. This paper reflects on both the technical and social challenges in designing real-time systems for controlling scientific equipments in collaborative environments. Furthermore, it proposes potential deployment beyond the classroom setting.

  3. Partial Least Squares Strukturgleichungsmodellierung (PLS-SEM)

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    Hair, Joseph F.; Hult, G. Tomas M.; Ringle, Christian M.

    (PLS-SEM) hat sich in der wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung als geeignetes Verfahren zur Schätzung von Kausalmodellen behauptet. Dank der Anwenderfreundlichkeit des Verfahrens und der vorhandenen Software ist es inzwischen auch in der Praxis etabliert. Dieses Buch liefert eine...... anwendungsorientierte Einführung in die PLS-SEM. Der Fokus liegt auf den Grundlagen des Verfahrens und deren praktischer Umsetzung mit Hilfe der SmartPLS-Software. Das Konzept des Buches setzt dabei auf einfache Erläuterungen statistischer Ansätze und die anschauliche Darstellung zahlreicher Anwendungsbeispiele anhand...... einer einheitlichen Fallstudie. Viele Grafiken, Tabellen und Illustrationen erleichtern das Verständnis der PLS-SEM. Zudem werden dem Leser herunterladbare Datensätze, Aufgaben und weitere Fachartikel zur Vertiefung angeboten. Damit eignet sich das Buch hervorragend für Studierende, Forscher und...

  4. Índice Internacional de Função Erétil Simplificado e doença coronariana em pacientes hipertensos

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    Antonio Carlos Cordeiro

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A Disfunção Erétil (DE se associa ao risco aumentado de Doença Arterial Coronariana (DAC. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre DE, determinada pelo Índice Internacional de Função Erétil Simplificado (IIFE-5, e DAC. MÉTODOS: Estudo de corte transversal que avaliou 263 hipertensos (55 [50 - 61] anos. A DE foi avaliada pelo IIEF-5 e a DAC, por meio da história de revascularização miocárdica prévia e/ou por cineangiocoronariografia. RESULTADOS: O IIFE-5 se correlacionou com o clearance de creatinina [ClCr] (Rho = 0,23; p 20 (n = 123; aqueles com menor IIFE-5 tinham idade mais elevada (57 [52 - 61] vs. 54 [45 - 60] anos; p = 0,002, maior prevalência de DAC (22% vs. 9%; p = 0,004, tabagismo (64% vs. 47%; p = 0,009 e do uso de inibidores dos canais de cálcio (65 % vs. 43%; p = 0,001, além de menor ClCr (67,3 [30,8 - 88,6] vs. 82,6 [65,9 - 98,2] ml/min; p < 0,001. O IIFE-5 < 20 se associou ao maior risco de DAC em regressão logística; tanto univariada (RR = 2,89 [IC 95% 1,39 - 6,05], quanto após ajustes para idade, diabetes, ClCr, tabagismo, pressão arterial média e uso de anti- hipertensivos (RR = 2,59 [IC 95%: 1,01 - 6,61]. CONCLUSÃO: O IIFE-5 se associa ao diagnóstico de DAC e sua utilização pode agregar informação ao estadiamento do risco cardiovascular em pacientes hipertensos.

  5. Circunferência abdominal como preditor de evolução em 30 dias na síndrome coronariana aguda

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    Priscilla Azambuja Lopes de Souza

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A circunferência abdominal (CA é a medida que mais se correlaciona com os fatores de risco e morte por doença cardiovascular. Entretanto, o impacto da obesidade no prognóstico de pacientes com doenças cardiovasculares permanece controverso e requer maiores esclarecimentos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a CA como preditor de evolução em 30 dias em pacientes que internaram com síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA, em hospital de referência no tratamento de doenças cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Coorte contemporânea com 267 pacientes que internaram por SCA e que foram seguidos por 30 dias após a alta levando em consideração os eventos cardiovasculares maiores - MACE - (óbito, reinfarto, reinternação para procedimentos de revascularização. Nas primeiras 24 horas da admissão, os pacientes responderam a um questionário e posteriormente tiveram a CA mensurada. A análise estatística foi realizada com SPSS 17.0, utilizando o teste do Qui-quadrado para variáveis categóricas e o teste t de Student para as variáveis numéricas, com o nível de significância de p < 0,05. As variáveis que apresentaram valores de p < 0,10, na análise bivariada, foram incluídas em um modelo de regressão logística para avaliar o papel da CA como preditor independente de MACE. RESULTADOS: Após análise multivariável, apenas o gênero feminino (RC = 8,86; 95% IC:4,55-17,10; p < 0,00, hipertensão arterial sistêmica (RC = 2,06; 95% IC:1,10-3,87; p = 0,02 e história familiar de cardiopatia isquêmica (RC = 2,10; 95% IC:1,17-3,74; p = 0,01 permaneceram associados com os MACE. CONCLUSÃO: Em nosso estudo, a CA alterada não se associou à maior incidência de MACE em 30 dias de seguimento.

  6. FIB-SEM tomography in biology.

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    Kizilyaprak, Caroline; Bittermann, Anne Greet; Daraspe, Jean; Humbel, Bruno M

    2014-01-01

    Three-dimensional information is much easier to understand than a set of two-dimensional images. Therefore a layman is thrilled by the pseudo-3D image taken in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) while, when seeing a transmission electron micrograph, his imagination is challenged. First approaches to gain insight in the third dimension were to make serial microtome sections of a region of interest (ROI) and then building a model of the object. Serial microtome sectioning is a tedious and skill-demanding work and therefore seldom done. In the last two decades with the increase of computer power, sophisticated display options, and the development of new instruments, an SEM with a built-in microtome as well as a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), serial sectioning, and 3D analysis has become far easier and faster.Due to the relief like topology of the microtome trimmed block face of resin-embedded tissue, the ROI can be searched in the secondary electron mode, and at the selected spot, the ROI is prepared with the ion beam for 3D analysis. For FIB-SEM tomography, a thin slice is removed with the ion beam and the newly exposed face is imaged with the electron beam, usually by recording the backscattered electrons. The process, also called "slice and view," is repeated until the desired volume is imaged.As FIB-SEM allows 3D imaging of biological fine structure at high resolution of only small volumes, it is crucial to perform slice and view at carefully selected spots. Finding the region of interest is therefore a prerequisite for meaningful imaging. Thin layer plastification of biofilms offers direct access to the original sample surface and allows the selection of an ROI for site-specific FIB-SEM tomography just by its pronounced topographic features.

  7. Comparação entre a medida contínua do débito cardíaco e por termodiluição em bolus durante a revascularização miocárdica sem circulação extracorpórea

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    Kim Sílvia M.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica sem o uso de circulação extracorpórea (CEC relaciona-se a importantes alterações hemodinâmicas bruscas, que podem não ser prontamente detectadas pela medida contínua de débito cardíaco. Este estudo compara resultados obtidos pela medida do índice cardíaco com o cateter de artéria pulmonar com filamento térmico (Baxter Edwards Critical Care, Irvine, CA com o método padrão por termodiluição com solução, durante a anastomose coronariana distal. MÉTODO: Dez pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica sem CEC foram monitorizados com o cateter de artéria pulmonar com filamento térmico. As medidas de índice cardíaco foram obtidas em quatro momentos: no início da anestesia, enquanto o tórax ainda estava fechado (M1, após a esternotomia (M2, após a estabilização do coração com o aparelho octopus (M3 e ao final da anastomose coronariana distal (M4. RESULTADOS: Houve diminuição significativa (p < 0,05 do índice cardíaco durante a anastomose coronariana, detectada pela medida com termodiluição com bolus de solução. O índice cardíaco variou de 2,8 ± 0,7 para 2,3 ± 0,8 l.min.m-2 no início da anastomose e 2,5 ± 0,8 l.min.m-2 ao final da mesma. Essa variação não foi detectada pela medida contínua (de 3 ± 0,6 para 3,2 ± 0,5 e 3,1 ± 0,6 l.min.m-2 durante a anastomose coronariana. CONCLUSÕES: A medida de débito cardíaco contínuo utilizando o cateter de artéria pulmonar com filamento térmico apresentou atraso na detecção das alterações hemodinâmicas agudas relacionadas à mudança do posicionamento do coração na cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica sem CEC.

  8. Processamento auditivo em gagos: análise do desempenho das orelhas direita e esquerda Auditory processing in stutterers: performance of right and left ears

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    Adriana Neves de Andrade

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a diferença entre as orelhas nos testes comportamentais do processamento auditivo e os resultados de sujeitos com diferentes graus de gravidade de gagueira em cada teste do processamento auditivo. MÉTODOS: Cinqüenta e seis indivíduos, com idades entre quatro e 34 anos, foram encaminhados pelo Ambulatório de Avaliação Fonoaudiológica da UNIFESP para avaliação comportamental do processamento auditivo. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos à avaliação de audição, fala e linguagem. A disfluência foi classificada segundo o protocolo de Riley (1994, o qual prevê os seguintes graus de gravidade da gagueira: muito leve, leve, moderado, severo e muito severo. Os testes para avaliação do processamento auditivo foram selecionados e analisados de acordo com a idade do paciente e a proposta de Pereira & Schochat (1997. RESULTADOS: Observamos prevalência da gagueira de grau leve nas faixas etárias de quatro a sete anos e de 12 a 34 anos de idade, e de grau moderado nos indivíduos de oito a 11 anos de idade. Dos 56 indivíduos avaliados 92,85% apresentaram alteração do processamento auditivo. Houve diferença estatisticamente significante entre as orelhas direita e esquerda na etapa de atenção direcionada do teste dicótico não verbal, em todas as faixas etárias estudadas. Não foram encontradas diferenças significativas entre os graus de gravidade da gagueira em nenhum dos testes de processamento auditivo. CONCLUSÕES: A orelha direita apresentou melhor desempenho do que a esquerda nos diferentes testes comportamentais. O grau de gravidade da gagueira não interferiu no resultado de cada teste.PURPOSE: To compare the difference between the performances of right and left ears in behavioral tests of auditory processing and to compare the results obtained by subjects with different stuttering severity classifications in each auditory processing test. METHODS: Fifty six subjects (49 male, 7 female, with ages ranging

  9. As construções de deslocamento à esquerda de sujeito no português carioca: um estudo de tendência

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    Mayara Nicolau de Paula

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-8420.2013v14n2p66 Este artigo apresenta um estudo em “tempo real de curta duração” (cf. LABOV, 1994 da construção de tópico marcado denominada Deslocamento à Esquerda de Sujeito (DE sujeito no Português Brasileiro (PB, tendo como aporte teórico o modelo de estudo da mudança proposto por Weinreich, Labov e Herzog (2006 [1968] associado ao modelo de Princípios e Parâmetros (CHOMSKY, 1981. Tais construções se caracterizam por estabelecer uma relação de correferencialidade entre o tópico, termo sobre o qual se faz uma declaração, e o sujeito da oração comentário, como no exemplo: A jaguatirica adultai, elai é pequena. Nossa análise é baseada em duas amostras da comunidade de fala do Rio de Janeiro, gravadas nos anos 1980 e em 2000 pelo projeto de pesquisa PEUL-UFRJ. Nosso objetivo principal é refinar a análise das referidas estruturas, visto serem elas uma evidência do “encaixamento” da mudança na representação do sujeito pronominal, conforme evidencia o trabalho de Duarte (1995. O estudo dessas estruturas visa também a contribuir para a discussão sobre a possível inclusão do PB no grupo de línguas com proeminência de tópico e sujeito, segundo a tipologia proposta por Li e Thompson (1976.

  10. Search Engine Marketing (SEM: Financial & Competitive Advantages of an Effective Hotel SEM Strategy

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    Leora Halpern Lanz

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Search Engine Marketing and Optimization (SEO, SEM are keystones of a hotels marketing strategy, in fact research shows that 90% of travelers start their vacation planning with a Google search. Learn five strategies that can enhance a hotels SEO and SEM strategies to boost bookings.

  11. Search Engine Marketing (SEM): Financial & Competitive Advantages of an Effective Hotel SEM Strategy

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    2015-01-01

    Search Engine Marketing and Optimization (SEO, SEM) are keystones of a hotels marketing strategy, in fact research shows that 90% of travelers start their vacation planning with a Google search. Learn five strategies that can enhance a hotels SEO and SEM strategies to boost bookings.

  12. Does Sexually Explicit Media (SEM) Affect Me?

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    Hald, Gert Martin; Træen, Bente; Noor, Syed W

    2015-01-01

    and understanding of one’s sexual orientation.First-person effects refer to self-perceived and self-reported effects of SEM consumptionas experienced by the consumer. In addition, the study examined and provided athorough validation of the psychometric properties of the seven-item PornographyConsumption Effect...

  13. SEM: A user's manual for materials science

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    Gabriel, B.L.

    1985-01-01

    This book provides a reference of techniques used by the metallurgical microscopist. It contains an introduction to the instrumentation and methods of scanning electron microscopy with historical as well as state-of-the-art methodologies. Topics covered include: SEM instrumentation, photography, energy dispersive spectroscopy, introduction to sample preparation, polished samples, fracture surfaces, replicas and thin films

  14. Building a SEM Analytics Reporting Portfolio

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    Goff, Jay W.; Williams, Brian G.; Kilgore, Wendy

    2016-01-01

    Effective strategic enrollment management (SEM) efforts require vast amounts of internal and external data to ensure that meaningful reporting and analysis systems can assist managers in decision making. A wide range of information is integral for leading effective and efficient student recruitment and retention programs. This article is designed…

  15. Bases de Datos Semánticas

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En 1992, cuando Tim Berners-Lee dio a conocer la primera  versión  de  la  Web,  su  visión  a  futuro  era  incorporar metadatos  con  información  semántica  en  las  páginas  Web.  Es precisamente   a   principios   de   este   siglo   que   inicia   el   auge repentino  de  la  Web  semántica  en  el  ambiente  académico  e Internet. El modelo de datos semántico se define como un modelo conceptual que permite definir el significado de los datos a través de  sus  relaciones  con  otros.  En  este  sentido,  el  formato  de representación  de  los  datos  es  fundamental  para  proporcionar información de carácter semántico. La tecnología enfocada en las bases de datos semánticas se encuentra actualmente en un punto de  inflexión,  al  pasar  del  ámbito  académico  y  de  investigación  a ser una opción comercial completa. En este artículo se realiza un análisis  del  concepto  de  base  de  datos  semántica.  También  se presenta  un  caso  de  estudio  donde  se  ejemplifican  operaciones básicas  que  involucran  la  gestión  de  la  información  almacenada en este tipo de base de datos.

  16. SEM investigation of heart tissue samples

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    Saunders, R; Amoroso, M [Physics Department, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)

    2010-07-01

    We used the scanning electron microscope to examine the cardiac tissue of a cow (Bos taurus), a pig (Sus scrofa), and a human (Homo sapiens). 1mm{sup 3} blocks of left ventricular tissue were prepared for SEM scanning by fixing in 96% ethanol followed by critical point drying (cryofixation), then sputter-coating with gold. The typical ridged structure of the myofibrils was observed for all the species. In addition crystal like structures were found in one of the samples of the heart tissue of the pig. These structures were investigated further using an EDVAC x-ray analysis attachment to the SEM. Elemental x-ray analysis showed highest peaks occurred for gold, followed by carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium. As the samples were coated with gold for conductivity, this highest peak is expected. Much lower peaks at carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium suggest that a cystallized salt such as a carbonate was present in the tissue before sacrifice.

  17. SEM investigation of heart tissue samples

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    Saunders, R; Amoroso, M

    2010-01-01

    We used the scanning electron microscope to examine the cardiac tissue of a cow (Bos taurus), a pig (Sus scrofa), and a human (Homo sapiens). 1mm 3 blocks of left ventricular tissue were prepared for SEM scanning by fixing in 96% ethanol followed by critical point drying (cryofixation), then sputter-coating with gold. The typical ridged structure of the myofibrils was observed for all the species. In addition crystal like structures were found in one of the samples of the heart tissue of the pig. These structures were investigated further using an EDVAC x-ray analysis attachment to the SEM. Elemental x-ray analysis showed highest peaks occurred for gold, followed by carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium. As the samples were coated with gold for conductivity, this highest peak is expected. Much lower peaks at carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium suggest that a cystallized salt such as a carbonate was present in the tissue before sacrifice.

  18. Viewing Integrated-Circuit Interconnections By SEM

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    Lawton, Russel A.; Gauldin, Robert E.; Ruiz, Ronald P.

    1990-01-01

    Back-scattering of energetic electrons reveals hidden metal layers. Experiment shows that with suitable operating adjustments, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) used to look for defects in aluminum interconnections in integrated circuits. Enables monitoring, in situ, of changes in defects caused by changes in temperature. Gives truer picture of defects, as etching can change stress field of metal-and-passivation pattern, causing changes in defects.

  19. Structuring Consumer Preferences with the SEM Method

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    Rosa, Franco

    2002-01-01

    Structuring preferences has been developed with econometric models using functional flexible parametric form and the exploring the perceptions about expressed and latent needs using different multivariate approaches. Purpose of this research is to explore the demand for a new drink using the mean-end chain (MEC) theory and multivariate SEM procedure. The first part is dedicated to description of specialty foods for their capacity to create new niche markets. The MEC theory is introduced to ex...

  20. Bases de Datos Semánticas

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    Irving Caro Fierros; Víctor Hugo Menéndez Domínguez; María Enriqueta Castellanos Bolaños

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    En 1992, cuando Tim Berners-Lee dio a conocer la primera  versión  de  la  Web,  su  visión  a  futuro  era  incorporar metadatos  con  información  semántica  en  las  páginas  Web.  Es precisamente   a   principios   de   este   siglo   que   inicia   el   auge repentino  de  la  Web  semántica  en  el  ambiente  académico  e Internet. El modelo de datos semántico se define como un modelo conceptual que permite definir el significado de los datos a través de  sus  relaciones  con  otros.  E...

  1. Ventriculectomia parcial esquerda: ponte para transplante em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca refratária e hipertensão pulmonar

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    Fernando A. LUCCHESE

    1997-07-01

    Full Text Available A insuficiência cardíaca congestiva refratária a tratamento clínico tem no transplante cardíaco ortotópico a sua melhor opção cirúrgica. Escassez de doadores, morbidade significativa associada com a terapêutica anti-rejeição, aterosclerose coronária e custos consideráveis associados com o transplante são fatores responsáveis pela sua limitada aplicação. Para os que se encontram na lista para transplante, o período de espera de 6 meses a 1 ano pode levar à deterioração hemodinâmica e expressivo número de mortes. A sobrevida, na lista de espera, pode ser de 46% em 1 ano (1. Afora isso, um significativo número de pacientes tem contra-indicação para transplante, por apresentar hipertensão e resitência pulmonar elevadas. A ventriculectomia parcial esquerda (VPE (2, 3, restaurando o raio do ventrículo esquerdo e melhorando, assim, a relação massa-volume e o desempenho sistólico, pode propiciar diminuição da pressão e da resistência arterial pulmonar, em alguns pacientes.Medically refractory heart failure is traditionally managed with cardiac transplantation although some limited success has also been obtained in selected patients with alternative surgical options. Scarce donors, significant morbidity secondary to the antirejection therapy, post-transplantation coronary disease and the high costs of transplantation programs, all together are limiting factors. For those on the waiting list of transplantation the one year mortality may be as high as 46%. Furthermore, a significant number of patients have contraindication to transplantation due to severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Partial Left Ventriculectomy (PLV attempts to relieve symptoms of congestive heart failure by reducing left ventricular dimensions and mass and restoring the normal mass-to-volume ratio of the left ventricle. As a consequence, cardiac index and forward ejection fraction increase thus unloading

  2. Partial left ventriculectomy in a child: 70-month clinical follow up Ventriculectomia parcial esquerda em criança: acompanhamento clínico por 70 meses

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    Eduardo Coelho de Souza

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    Full Text Available We describe the 70- month follow up of a child with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and end-stage congestive heart failure (NYHA III/IV who underwent partial left ventriculectomy - the Batista operation when he was two and half years old. The clinical follow up was performed in the outpatient clinic by electrocardiography, echocardiography and radionuclide ventriculography to better analyse the left ventricular ejection fraction. The left ventricular diameter increased. Echocardiograms showed enlargement mainly in the systolic left ventricular diameter and slow decrease in fractional shortening (delta D. The child was in class I (NYHA during the follow-up. His exercise endurance was better than before surgery and hospitalization was not necessary. For these reasons, we believe that this procedure can be considered as a therapeutic option in children with severe dilated cardiomiopathy who are waiting for heart transplantation, as the shortage of donors is a fact.Relatamos a evolução durante 70 meses de uma criança submetida a ventriculectomia parcial esquerda, pela técnica de Batista aos 2 anos e 6 meses de idade, em classe funcional III/IV em decorrência de cardiomiopatia dilatada idiopática, com seguimento clínico ambulatorial. Realizamos eletrocardiogramas, ecocardiogramas seriados e ventriculografia radioisotópica para melhor analisar a fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo. Houve progressivo aumento deste. O ecocardiograma mostrou aumento principalmente do diâmetro sistólico do ventrículo esquerdo com queda progressiva, porém lenta, da fração de ejeção. Apesar da progressão da disfunção miocárdica, a criança manteve-se em classe funcional I durante todo o seguimento, com melhora da tolerância ao exercício e não necessitou de internações. Por isso, achamos que o método pode ser considerado opção terapêutica em crianças com cardiomiopatia dilatada avançada, aguardando a indicação mais tardia de

  3. Characterization of Yeast Biofilm by Cryo-SEM and FIB-SEM

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    Hrubanová, Kamila; Nebesářová, Jana; Růžička, F.; Dluhoš, J.; Krzyžánek, Vladislav

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    Roč. 19, S2 (2013), s. 226-227 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA MŠk EE.2.3.20.0103; GA TA ČR TE01020118; GA ČR GAP205/11/1687 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 ; RVO:60077344 Keywords : yeast biofilm * cryo-SEM * FIB-SEM Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers Impact factor: 1.757, year: 2013

  4. Relation between stressors and sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients hospitalized at a coronary unit Relación entre estresores y características sociodemográficas y clínicas de pacientes internados en una unidad coronaria Relação entre estressores e características sócio-demográficas e clínicas de pacientes internados em uma unidade coronariana

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    Carina Aparecida Marosti

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    estressores dos pacientes internados em uma unidade coronariana com suas características sociodemográficas e clínicas. Foram entrevistados 43 indivíduos internados em um hospital de grande porte. Para a avaliação dos estressores, foi utilizada escala tipo Likert de 4 pontos que avaliou a intensidade do estresse para 42 possíveis estressores, variando de 1 (não estressante a 4 (muito estressante. Foram coletados dados para a caracterização sociodemográfica, clínica e relativos à unidade coronariana. Para análise dos dados foi utilizada estatística não-paramétrica com os testes de Mann-Whitney e de Kruskal Wallis e teste de correlação de Spearman. O nível de significância adotado foi de 0,05. Constatou-se maior estresse entre os pacientes mais jovens, do sexo feminino, não medicados com psicoterápicos, com presença de mais de dois equipamentos e sem internação anterior nesse tipo de unidade de tratamento intensivo.

  5. O ciberativismo sem bússola

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    Francisco Rüdiger

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Questiona-se no texto se uma abordagem que, no essencial, relata a trajetória do chamado ciberativismo de acordo com seus próprios termos se justifica academicamente ou, em vez disso, se mantém prisioneira de uma mitologia que o fenômeno, em si mesmo, já construiu e, por isso, autoriza seus sujeitos a dispensarem sem prejuízo eventual contribuição de origem universitária.

  6. Afasia global sem hemiparesia: relato de caso

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    SILVA,MARCUS TULIUS TEIXEIRA DA; CAVALCANTI,JOSÉ LUÍS DE SÁ; MOREIRA,DENISE MADEIRA

    2000-01-01

    Afasia global geralmente é acompanhada por hemiparesia direita devido à extensão da lesão subjacente. Recentemente têm sido registrados na literatura casos em que tal síndrome ou não se acompanha do déficit motor ou este é apenas transitório, sendo esta condição conhecida como afasia global sem hemiparesia (AGSH). Relatamos caso de AGSH devido a infarto cerebral embólico cardiogênico, corroborando a tese de que esta condição pode ter valor preditivo para o diagnóstico de infartos embólicos....

  7. Institucionalização Partidária e Consistência Programática: A Resposta da Esquerda a Ataques Especulativos na América Latina

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    Daniela Campello

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Embora um importante esforço venha sendo empreendido com o intuito de estabelecer a institucionalização de sistemas partidários como uma dimensão crítica, as implicações políticas concretas dessa institucionalização têm recebido relativamente pouca atenção da academia. Pouco se sabe, por exemplo, sobre as formas através das quais ela promove a consistência programática de governos. Este artigo contribui para este debate investigando um fenômeno característico da política latino-americana - mudanças programáticas empreendidas por presidentes de esquerda empossados em meio a ataques especulativos - e examinando de que forma níveis de institucionalização afetam a probabilidade de que essas mudanças ocorram. Os resultados mostram que, deparados com fortes pressões especulativas, presidentes de esquerda tendem a abandonar suas promessas de campanha em favor de uma agenda econômica conservadora. Ao contrário do esperado, no entanto, essas mudanças ocorrem mais frequentemente em sistemas partidários institucionalizados.

  8. Enalaprilato na prevenção da hipertrofia ventricular esquerda induzida pelo isoproterenol Enalaprilat prevents the left ventricular hypertrophy induced by isoproterenol

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    Eduardo A. S. Costa

    1997-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar se o enalaprilato, droga inibidora da enzima de conversão da angiotensina I, previne a hipertrofia ventricular esquerda (HVE induzida pelo isoproterenol. MÉTODOS: Foram divididos em 4 grupos, 72 ratos Wistar-EPM: CON controle; ENA, tratados com enalaprilato (1mg/kg via subcutânea (sc por 8 dias; ISO, tratados com isoproterenol (0,3mg/kg via sc/8 dias e ENA+ISO, tratados simultaneamente com ambas as drogas. Em 10 animais de cada grupo foram determinadas a freqüência cardíaca (FC e a pressão arterial (PA e verificado o peso de ventrículo esquerdo (VE. Em 8 animais de cada grupo, fragmento do VE foi corado com hematoxilina-eosina e picro-sírius e preparado para estudo morfométrico e ultra-estrutural, respectivamente, com microscópio de luz e eletrônico. RESULTADOS: Nos grupos estudados (CON, ENA, ISO e ISO+ENA não ocorreram variações na PA. Os grupos ISO e ISO+ENA exibiram aumentos significantes na FC. O grupo ISO apresentou aumento significativo do peso do VE (PU= 0,821g e PS= 0,204g, quando comparado ao grupo CON. O grupo ENA não exibiu modificação de peso do VE quando comparado ao grupo CON (PU= 0,590g e PS= 0,139g. No grupo ENA+ISO (PU= 0,737g e PS= 0,177g constatou-se diferença de peso ao ser comparado aos grupos ISO e CON. A análise morfométrica e ultra-estrutural mostraram que o ISO induziu hipertrofia dos cardiomiócitos e aumento do tecido conjuntivo com depósito de fibras colágenas do tipo I. O enalaprilato associado com isoproterenol atenuou importantemente aquela manifestação. CONCLUSÃO: O enalaprilato inibiu a ação do isoproterenol sobre os cardiomiócitos, evitando parcialmente, na dose utilizada, a HVE e diminuindo também a quantidade de fibras colágenas.PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the enalaprilat, angiotensin I enzyme conversion inhibitor, could prevent the left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH induced by isoproterenol. METHODS: Seventy two adult Wistar-EPM rats were divided into four

  9. El semáforo loco

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    González de Zachrisson, Hena

    2016-01-01

    El semáforo lo acababan de instalar en Vía Brasil y Calle 50 y estaba contento de poder mantener el orden del tránsito en tan importante calle. Sin embargo, pronto descubrió que su tarea no era fácil. Su territorio estaba atestado de muchachos que vendían frutas y vegetales y para escapar de ellos, los conductores hacían regatas para cruzar la calle antes de que la luz cambiara a rojo. —Todo a un dólar! —gritaban los chicos mostrando su bolsa de guineo, naranja, melón, maíz, papaya, c...

  10. In-situ SEM electrochemistry and radiolysis

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    Møller-Nilsen, Rolf Erling Robberstad; Norby, Poul

    are backscattered and an image is reconstructed by the microscope. But the high energy electrons are a form of ionising radiation which can significantly affect the chemistry in liquid experiments. Ionising radiation can split water, produce radicals, reduce dissolved metal ions to metal particles, and more...... experiments. During the course of these studies it has also been possible to improve on the EC-SEM system. This has resulted in pyrolysed carbon electrodes, which offer the benefit of stability at 0.75 V higher potentials than traditional gold thin-film electrodes. With the quantitative insight...... microelectrodes on the windows to enable studies of electrohcemical processes. In this way it is possible to perform in-situ electrochemical experiments such as electroplating and charge and discharge analysis of battery electrodes. In a typical liquid cell, electrons are accelerated to sufficiently high energies...

  11. Resposta circulatória à caminhada de 50 m na unidade coronariana, na síndrome coronariana aguda Respuesta circulatoria a la caminata de 50m en la unidad coronaria, en la síndrome coronaria aguda Circulatory response to a 50-m walk in the coronary care unit in acute coronary syndrome

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    Cristiane Maria Carvalho Costa Dias

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Ausência de técnica padronizada e monitorada para iniciar a reabilitação de pacientes com síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA, na unidade coronariana. OBJETIVO: Descrever a técnica e a resposta circulatória à caminhada de 50 m (C50m. MÉTODOS: Estudo experimental, transversal, com 65 pacientes com SCA; destes 36 (54% com infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM, Killip I; 29 (45,2% com angina instável (AI; 61,5% do sexo masculino, idade 62,8 ± 12,7 anos. Caminhada com início 45 ± 23 horas pós-internamento. Mensuraram-se pressão arterial sistólica (PAS mmHg e diastólica (PAD mmHg, freqüência cardíaca (FC bpm, duplo produto (PAS mmHg X FC bpm, saturação periférica de oxigênio (SpO2%, tempo de caminhada e percepção do esforço pela escala de Borg (EB. Obtiveram-se medições nas posições supina, sentada e ortostase (fase 1 - estresse gravitacional, no final da caminhada e pós-repouso de 5 minutos (fase 2 - estresse físico. RESULTADOS: Observou-se aumento da FC ao estresse gravitacional sentado (Δ = 4,18 e em ortostase (Δ = 2,69, (p 142 mmHg ao sentar associou-se com aumento significativo (p = 0,031 de 11 mmHg ao exercício em 13 pacientes com sobrepeso/obesidade e 85% com hipertensão. Verificaram-se efeitos adversos em 19 (29,2% pacientes, tonturas em 23,1%, com impedimento da caminhada em três deles. CONCLUSÃO: Nesta amostra, após 24 horas do evento coronariano, não se verificaram efeitos colaterais graves à C50m.FUNDAMENTO: Ausencia de técnica estandarizada y de monitoreo para iniciarse la rehabilitación de pacientes con síndrome coronaria aguda (SCA, en la unidad coronaria. OBJETIVO: Describir la técnica y la respuesta circulatoria a la caminata de 50m (C50m./ MÉTODOS: Estudio experimental, transversal, con 65 pacientes con SCA; el número de 36 (54% de ellos con infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM, Killip I; un total de 29 (45,2% con angina instable (AI; el 61,5% del sexo masculino, edad 62,8 ± 12,7 a

  12. The luminal surface of thyroid cysts in SEM

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    Zelander, T; Kirkeby, S

    1978-01-01

    Four of the five kinds of cells constituting the walls of thyroid cysts can be identified in the SEM. These are cuboidal cells, mucous cells, cells with large granules and ciliated cells. A correlation between SEM and TEM observations is attempted.......Four of the five kinds of cells constituting the walls of thyroid cysts can be identified in the SEM. These are cuboidal cells, mucous cells, cells with large granules and ciliated cells. A correlation between SEM and TEM observations is attempted....

  13. Associação de níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 e polimorfismo 4G/5G em pacientes com doença arterial coronariana

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    Luciana Moreira Lima

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O polimorfismo 4G/5G do inibidor ativador do plasminogênio tipo 1 (PAI-1 pode influenciar a expressão do PAI-1. Níveis plasmáticos elevados de PAI-1 estão associados com Doença Arterial Coronariana (DAC. OBJETIVO: O presente estudo investigou a influência do polimorfismo 4G/5G do PAI-1 nos níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 e sua associação com DAC avaliada por angiografia coronária. MÉTODOS: Foi avaliada amostra de sangue de 35 indivíduos com artérias coronárias angiograficamente normais, 31 indivíduos apresentando ateromatose leve/moderada, 57 indivíduos apresentando ateromatose grave e 38 indivíduos saudáveis (controles. Em pacientes e controles, o polimorfismo 4G/5G do PAI-1 foi determinado por amplificação da proteína-C reativa utilizando primers específicos de alelo. Os níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 foram quantificados pelo ensaio ELISA (American Diagnostica. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença entre os grupos quanto a sexo, idade e índice de massa corporal. Níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 e frequência do genótipo 4G/4G mostravam-se significativamente maiores no grupo com ateromatose grave em comparação com os outros grupos (p 70% (p < 0,001. CONCLUSÃO: O achado mais importante deste estudo foi a associação entre o genótipo 4G/4G, elevados níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 e estenose coronariana superior a 70% em indivíduos brasileiros. Ainda não foi estabelecido se elevados níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 são um fator decisivo para o agravamento da aterosclerose ou se são uma consequência.

  14. Measuring topographies from conventional SEM acquisitions.

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    Shi, Qiwei; Roux, Stéphane; Latourte, Félix; Hild, François; Loisnard, Dominique; Brynaert, Nicolas

    2018-04-27

    The present study extends the stereoscopic imaging principle for estimating the surface topography to two orientations, namely, normal to the electron beam axis and inclined at 70° as suited for EBSD analyses. In spite of the large angle difference, it is shown that the topography can be accurately determined using regularized global Digital Image Correlation. The surface topography is compared to another estimate issued from a 3D FIB-SEM procedure where the sample surface is first covered by a Pt layer, and its initial topography is progressively revealed from successive FIB-milling. These two methods are successfully compared on a 6% strained steel specimen in an in situ mechanical test. This analysis is supplemented by a third approach estimating the change of topography from crystal rotations as measured from successive EBSD images. This last technique ignores plastic deformation, and thus only holds in an elastic regime. For the studied example, despite the large plastic flow, it is shown that crystal rotation already accounts for a significant part of the deformation-induced topography. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Analysis list: sem-4 [Chip-atlas[Archive

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  16. Stirling Energy Module (SEM) as Micro-CHP; Stirling Energy Module (SEM) als Mini-BHKW

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    Schlegel, A.

    2006-07-01

    Since many years, a lot of effort is being put into the development of combined heat and power units (CHP) for the decentralised production of electric power. For long time, the main focus was on fuel cells. In the meantime, the Stirling technology, which is based upon classical mechanical engineering and innovative technical concepts, proceeded in its development as well. The following article describes the technology and the actual state of the development of the Stirling Energy Module (SEM) for the application as Micro-CHP in one-family-houses. SEM is based on a free-piston engine with a linear power generator, producing electric power while heating. The Stirling engine is planned the be introduced into the market as a replacement for the conventional heating systems within a couple of years. (author)

  17. La Dolina de l’Esquerda de les Alzines (Macizo del Garraf, Barcelona: un yacimiento del Pleistoceno superior al aire libre con industria lítica paleolítica

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    Daura, Joan

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Dolina Esquerda de les Alzines is the only known site in Garraf massif where abundant Palaeolithic artifacts have been recovered. However, the chronological framework and technological traits cannot place the site amongst one of the Upper or Middle Palaeolithic tool groups. Its singularity is in the location, inside a dissolution doline, a rare deposit in the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic sites in Iberian Peninsula. The lithic assemblage is homogenous, 1,067 artifacts have been analyzed to determine their characteristics and the most significant feature of this assemblage is the dominance of flake-bearing core reduction methods and the manufacture of artifacts showing convergent morphologies. The recovery of some artifacts commonly found in Upper Palaeolithic assemblages should also be stressed.

    La Dolina de l’Esquerda de les Alzines constituye el primer yacimiento del Pleistoceno superior del macizo del Garraf que ha proporcionado abundantes restos líticos del Paleolítico. Los caracteres de este conjunto así como los datos cronológicos no permiten ubicarlo en los grupos tipológicos del Paleolítico medio ni del superior. La singularidad de esta nueva localidad radica en su ubicación en el interior de una dolina, un tipo de depósito poco habitual en el registro del Pleistoceno medio y superior de la Península Ibérica. El yacimiento presenta un conjunto lítico homogéneo, del cual se han analizado 1.067 restos para este trabajo. Predominan las estrategias de reducción de núcleos encaminadas a la producción de lascas y a la configuración de artefactos con morfologías convergentes. Destacamos también la presencia, aunque en escaso número, de artefactos habituales en los conjuntos del Paleolítico superior.

  18. Influência do sexo na evolução imediata e a médio prazo após a intervenção coronariana percutânea primária e análise dos fatores independentes de risco para óbito ou eventos Gender influence on the immediate and medium-term progression after primary percutaneous coronary intervention and analysis of independent risk factors for death or events

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    Rodrigo Trajano Sandoval Peixoto

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar os fatores de risco para óbito e eventos e a influência do sexo na evolução intra-hospitalar e aos seis meses, de pacientes internados nas 12 horas iniciais do infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM com supradesnivelamento de ST, tratados com intervenção coronariana percutânea primária. MÉTODOS: Foram considerados 199 pacientes consecutivos, entre 07/1998 e 12/2000, com IAM e sem choque cardiogênico, sendo avaliada a evolução intra-hospitalar e em seis meses. RESULTADOS: As características clínicas eram semelhantes entre os grupos, exceto que as mulheres, que eram mais idosas que os homens (67,04 ± 11,53 x 59,70 ± 10,88, p OBJECTIVE: Determine gender-related differences and risk factors for death and events, both in-hospital and at six-month evolution, of patients admitted within the first twelve hours of ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction and who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: Between July 1998 and December 2000, 199 consecutive patients were enrolled in the study, with elevation myocardial infarction and without cardiogenic shock, outcome, in-hospital and six-month progression were studied. RESULTS: Clinical characteristics were similar in both groups, except that women were older than men (67.04 ± 11.53 x 59.70 ± 10.88, p < 0.0001. In-hospital mortality was higher among women (9.1% x 1.5%, p = 0.0171, as was the incidence of major events (12.1% x 3.0%, p = 0.0026. The difference in mortality rates remained the same at six months (12.1% x 1.5%, p = 0.0026. The multivariate analysis predicted death: female gender and an age over eighty years, and major events and/or stable angina multivessel: disease and severe ventricular dysfunction. CONCLUSION: Female gender and an age over eighty years were independent predictors of mortality, six months of patients who had undergone primary percutaneous intervention.

  19. Anestesia para correção cirúrgica de fístula de artéria coronária sem circulação extracorpórea: relato de caso

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    Raquel Reis Soares

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Descrita em 1865 por Krause ¹, a fístula de artéria coronária comunicando-se com cavidades cardíacas, artéria pulmonar ou seio coronário é muito rara. Representa 0,2% a 0,4 % das cardiopatias congênitas e 0,1% a 0,2% da população adulta submetida a angiografias coronarianas ². O objetivo deste relato é apresentar anestesia para cirurgia de fechamento de fístula coronária em procedimento eletivo, considerando suas particularidades. RELATO DE CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino com 59 anos, cuja fístula coronária foi diagnosticada durante investigação clínica de dor torácica progressiva e dispneia de longa data. O paciente foi submetido a uma correção cirúrgica de fístula de artéria coronária sob anestesia geral sem a utilização de circulação extracorpórea (CEC.O paciente evoluiu sem intercorrências, tendo alta hospitalar com melhora clínica em sete dias de pós-operatório. CONCLUSÕES: A fístula coronária é afecção rara, mas o anestesiologista pode deparar com esse tipo de paciente em situações distintas. É importante compreender sua fisiopatologia para abordar adequadamente o paciente no perioperatório, favorecendo seu melhor prognóstico.

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

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    Karine Franke Lemos

    2010-03-01

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

  1. Canticum Novum: música sem palavras e palavras sem som no pensamento de Santo Agostinho

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    Lorenzo Mammì

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available NO De Magistro, Santo Agostinho coloca a reza e o canto numa posição similar, à margem das funções imediatamente comunicativas da linguagem. A reflexão agostiniana sobre a reza se baseia nos hábitos cristãos da leitura, da oração e da meditação silenciosas. Há sobre o canto, na prática igualmente inovadora do jubilus, melodia sem palavra destinada aos momentos mais intensos e gaudiosos da liturgia. A oração silenciosa e o jubilus são temas recorrentes da literatura patrística, mas Agostinho os aborda de maneira original, desenhando, a partir das palavras sem som da oração e do som sem palavra do jubilus, o perfil de um discurso interior, que não se destina aos homens, mas a Deus.IN HIS De Magistro Saint Augustine places prayer and song on a similar level, alongside the language immediately communicative functions. His considerations on prayer are grounded on the Christian habits of silent reading, prayer and meditation; those on song, on the equally innovating practice called jubilus, which is melody without words designed for the intensest and most joyous liturgical moments. Silent prayer and jubilus are recurring topics in patristic literature, but Augustine deals with them in an original way, drawing from the soundless words of prayer and the wordless sound of jubilus an inner discourse, addressed not to men but to God.

  2. Demência semântica: avaliação clínica e de neuroimagem. Relato de caso Semantic dementia: clinical and neuroimaging evaluation. Case report

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    Leonardo Caixeta

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A demência semântica é uma síndrome clínica que faz parte do grupo das degenerações lobares frontotemporais. Relatamos o caso de um homem de 63 anos que aos 57 anos inicia comprometimento da memória semântica tanto para material visual quanto principalmente verbal. Alterações leves de comportamento estavam presentes e relacionadas com reações exageradas a estímulos dolorosos e comportamentos repetitivos. Os exames de neuroimagem estrutural e funcional evidenciaram comprometimento bitemporal assimétrico, predominando à esquerda. Diagnóstico diferencial deve ser feito com a doença de Alzheimer, outros representantes do grupo das degenerações lobares frontotemporais e qualquer síndrome que se apresente com uma afasia fluente progressiva.Semantic dementia is a clinical syndrome in the spectrum of frontotemporal lobar degeneration group. We report on a 63 years old man who presented with memory disorder of semantic nature for visual and mainly verbal material when he was 57 years old. Mild behavior impairment was present and related to exaggerated responses to algic stimuli and repetitive behavior. Structural and functional neuroimaging methods disclosed asymmetric bitemporal damage, mainly on the left. Differential diagnosis should be considered with Alzheimer's disease, another subtypes of the frontotemporal lobar degeneration group and any other syndrome that presents with a fluent aphasic progressive disorder.

  3. Description and calibration beamline SEM/Ion Chamber Current Digitizer

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    Schoo, D.

    1994-05-01

    This report discusses the following on beamline SEM/ion chamber current digitizers: Module description; testing and calibration; common setup procedures; summary of fault indications and associated causes; summary of input and output connections; SEM conversion constant table; ion chamber conversion constant table; hexadecimal to decimal conversion table; and schematic diagram

  4. lsnjbhakta@gmail.com A Comparative SEM-EDS Elemental

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    Michael Horsfall

    effect on food production in terrestrial and aquatic compartment in ... Processing and SEM-EDS analysis of mud: In the laboratory, the ... and for SEM image observation was 15 kV, applying .... by weathering in the Omi acid clay deposit, Japan.

  5. On the Nature of SEM Estimates of ARMA Parameters.

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    Hamaker, Ellen L.; Dolan, Conor V.; Molenaar, Peter C. M.

    2002-01-01

    Reexamined the nature of structural equation modeling (SEM) estimates of autoregressive moving average (ARMA) models, replicated the simulation experiments of P. Molenaar, and examined the behavior of the log-likelihood ratio test. Simulation studies indicate that estimates of ARMA parameters observed with SEM software are identical to those…

  6. Structural Equations and Causal Explanations: Some Challenges for Causal SEM

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    Markus, Keith A.

    2010-01-01

    One common application of structural equation modeling (SEM) involves expressing and empirically investigating causal explanations. Nonetheless, several aspects of causal explanation that have an impact on behavioral science methodology remain poorly understood. It remains unclear whether applications of SEM should attempt to provide complete…

  7. The influence of environment temperature on SEM image quality

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    Chen, Li; Liu, Junshan

    2015-01-01

    As the structure dimension goes down to the nano-scale, it often requires a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to provide image magnification up to 100 000  ×. However, SEM images at such a high magnification usually suffer from high resolution value and low signal-to-noise ratio, which results in low quality of the SEM image. In this paper, the quality of the SEM image is improved by optimizing the environment temperature. The experimental results indicate that at 100 000  ×, the quality of the SEM image is influenced by the environment temperature, whereas at 50 000  × it is not. At 100 000  × the best SEM image quality can be achieved from the environment temperature ranging 292 from 294 K, and the SEM image quality evaluated by the double stimulus continuous quality scale method can increase from grade 1 to grade 5. It is expected that this image quality improving method can be used in routine measurements with ordinary SEMs to get high quality images by optimizing the environment temperature. (paper)

  8. Design and Use of the Simple Event Model (SEM)

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    van Hage, W.R.; Malaisé, V.; Segers, R.H.; Hollink, L.

    2011-01-01

    Events have become central elements in the representation of data from domains such as history, cultural heritage, multimedia and geography. The Simple Event Model (SEM) is created to model events in these various domains, without making assumptions about the domain-specific vocabularies used. SEM

  9. Canticum Novum: música sem palavras e palavras sem som no pensamento de Santo Agostinho

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    Mammì, Lorenzo

    2000-01-01

    NO De Magistro, Santo Agostinho coloca a reza e o canto numa posição similar, à margem das funções imediatamente comunicativas da linguagem. A reflexão agostiniana sobre a reza se baseia nos hábitos cristãos da leitura, da oração e da meditação silenciosas. Há sobre o canto, na prática igualmente inovadora do jubilus, melodia sem palavra destinada aos momentos mais intensos e gaudiosos da liturgia. A oração silenciosa e o jubilus são temas recorrentes da literatura patrística, mas Agostinho o...

  10. Dosagem de microalbuminúria em hipertensos e em pacientes portadores de doença coronariana Determination of microalbuminuria in hypertensive patients and in patients with coronary artery disease

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    Ricardo Pereira Silva

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A taxa normal de excreção de albumina em 24 horas é de 20 mg. A taxa persistente de 30 a 300 mg/dia é chamada de microalbuminúria (MA e está relacionada com maior prevalência de doença cardiovascular. OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de microalbuminúria em um grupo de hipertensos e em um grupo de portadores de doença coronariana; e determinar a relação da presença de microalbuminúria com hipertensão arterial, diabete melitus, dislipidemia, tabagismo e obesidade. MÉTODOS:: Determinamos a presença de microalbuminúria num grupo de hipertensos (73 indivíduos e num grupo de coronariopatas (39 indivíduos, e comparamos com um grupo-controle (43 indivíduos. Considerou-se como microalbuminúria a relação albumina/creatinina maior que 30 e menor que 300 em amostra isolada de urina matinal. Na análise estatística, foram utilizados os testes do qui-quadrado e o teste exato de Fisher. RESULTADOS: A microalbuminúria esteve presente em 9,5% dos hipertensos, em 33% dos coronariopatas e não esteve presente em nenhum indivíduo do grupo-controle. Ao analisar a ocorrência de microalbuminúria segundo os diversos parâmetros clínicos, independentemente do grupo a que pertenciam, verificamos correlação estatisticamente significativa com idade, diabete e dislipidemia. CONCLUSÃO: 1 A prevalência de microalbuminúria em indivíduos hipertensos é elevada, sendo ainda mais elevada em portadores de doença coronariana; 2 existe correlação da presença de microalbuminúria com idade, diabete e dislipidemia.BACKGROUND: The normal 24-hour albumin excretion rate is of 20 mg. A persistent rate of 30 to 300 mg/day is called microalbuminuria and is related to a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: 1 To determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria in a group of hypertensive patients and in a group of patients with coronary artery disease; 2 To determine the relationship between the presence of microalbuminuria

  11. Prevalência e fatores de risco na associação entre doença arterial coronariana e aneurisma de aorta Prevalence and risk factors for combined coronary artery disease and aortic aneurysm

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    Carlos Romério Costa Ferro

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência da doença arterial coronariana (DAC em portadores de aneurisma de aorta (AA, bem como as diferenças relacionadas às diferentes topografias. Descrever os principais fatores de risco para DAC relacionados a esta associação e suas eventuais diferenças de acordo com as diferentes topografias. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, aberto, não randomizado que avaliou 95 pacientes (62 homens, 33 mulheres, idade 63 ± 11,8 anos com AA. Todos os pacientes, assintomáticos para DAC, possuíam tomografia computadorizada de aorta e angiografia coronariana. De acordo com a topografia do AA, eles foram divididos em três grupos: 1 pacientes com AA torácica (AAT; 2 com AA toracoabdominal (ATA e 3 com AA abdominal (AAA. Foi criado um banco de dados com as informações clínicas e de exames complementares. A análise estatística realizada com o teste t de Student ou análise de variância (ANOVA para as variáveis contínuas e qui-quadrado para as categóricas, sendo considerado p significante quando 70% e 19 (31,6% > 50%. Quinze pacientes (25% eram uniarteriais, 11 (18% biarteriais e 34 (57% triarteriais. CONCLUSÃO: Em portadores de AA a prevalência de DAC assintomática é elevada, principalmente naqueles com AAA. Os resultados deste estudo sugerem a necessidade de uma estratificação diagnóstica para DAC nos portadores de AA, principalmente nos com AAA.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate CAD prevalence in patients with aortic aneurysm, as well as differences related to aneurysm topographies. To describe the primary risk factors for CAD related to this association and their occasional differences according to AA topographies. METHODS: This was an open, prospective, nonrandomized study that evaluated 95 patients (66 men and 33 women, mean age 63 ± 11.8. All patients, asymptomatic for CAD, had undergone aortic CT and coronary angiography. According to the AA topography, they were classified into three groups: 1 patients with thoracic

  12. Automated CD-SEM metrology for efficient TD and HVM

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    Starikov, Alexander; Mulapudi, Satya P.

    2008-03-01

    CD-SEM is the metrology tool of choice for patterning process development and production process control. We can make these applications more efficient by extracting more information from each CD-SEM image. This enables direct monitors of key process parameters, such as lithography dose and focus, or predicting the outcome of processing, such as etched dimensions or electrical parameters. Automating CD-SEM recipes at the early stages of process development can accelerate technology characterization, segmentation of variance and process improvements. This leverages the engineering effort, reduces development costs and helps to manage the risks inherent in new technology. Automating CD-SEM for manufacturing enables efficient operations. Novel SEM Alarm Time Indicator (SATI) makes this task manageable. SATI pulls together data mining, trend charting of the key recipe and Operations (OPS) indicators, Pareto of OPS losses and inputs for root cause analysis. This approach proved natural to our FAB personnel. After minimal initial training, we applied new methods in 65nm FLASH manufacture. This resulted in significant lasting improvements of CD-SEM recipe robustness, portability and automation, increased CD-SEM capacity and MT productivity.

  13. SEM-EBSP能知道些什么

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    2003-01-01

    @@ 1 SEM-EBSP是什么 所谓SEM-EBSP是指采用在扫描电子显微镜(SEM)镜体中的反射电子菊池线衍射的结晶方位分析.被称为菊池图形的衍射图形可因结晶的稍许倾斜而大大地改变其位置,因此,通过解析菊池图形就能正确地知道结晶方位.

  14. Improvement of geometrical measurements from 3D-SEM reconstructions

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    Carli, Lorenzo; De Chiffre, Leonardo; Horsewell, Andy

    2009-01-01

    The quantification of 3D geometry at the nanometric scale is a major metrological challenge. In this work geometrical measurements on cylindrical items obtained with a 3D-SEM were investigated. Two items were measured: a wire gauge having a 0.25 mm nominal diameter and a hypodermic needle having...... that the diameter estimation performed using the 3D-SEM leads to an overestimation of approx. 7% compared to the reference values obtained using a 1-D length measuring machine. Standard deviation of SEM measurements performed on the wire gauge is approx. 1.5 times lower than the one performed on the hypodermic...

  15. Improvement of CD-SEM mark position measurement accuracy

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    Kasa, Kentaro; Fukuhara, Kazuya

    2014-04-01

    CD-SEM is now attracting attention as a tool that can accurately measure positional error of device patterns. However, the measurement accuracy can get worse due to pattern asymmetry as in the case of image based overlay (IBO) and diffraction based overlay (DBO). For IBO and DBO, a way of correcting the inaccuracy arising from measurement patterns was suggested. For CD-SEM, although a way of correcting CD bias was proposed, it has not been argued how to correct the inaccuracy arising from pattern asymmetry using CD-SEM. In this study we will propose how to quantify and correct the measurement inaccuracy affected by pattern asymmetry.

  16. Resolução do "shunt" direita-esquerda após uso do sildenafil como tratamento de hipertensão pulmonar primária

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    Silva Sérgio Marques da

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Hipertensão pulmonar primária é uma doença rara, progressiva e com alta mortalidade, cujo tratamento baseia-se em medicações de alto custo e pouco disponíveis em nosso meio. O sildenafil é um vasodilatador de fácil administração por via oral, com indicação primária para disfunção erétil e que recentemente tem sido descrito como opção terapêutica para a hipertensão pulmonar primária. Relata-se o caso de uma paciente de 21 anos com diagnóstico de hipertensão pulmonar primária, que apresentou piora abrupta da saturação de oxigênio, com abertura do forame oval e shunt direita-esquerda, evidenciados ao ecocardiograma. Foi introduzido sildenafil na dose de 225mg/dia com melhora progressiva da oxigenação e reversão do shunt após 40 dias. Os autores acreditam que o sildenafil seja uma opção no tratamento da hipertensão pulmonar primária, embora estudos clínicos que comprovem sua segurança e eficácia ainda sejam necessários.

  17. O Exílio e as Transformações de Repertórios de Ação Coletiva: A Esquerda Brasileira no Chile e na França (1968-1978

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O presente artigo analisa a trajetória política da segunda geração de exilados brasileiros pelo regime militar no Chile e na França, visando compreender a dinâmica das transformações dos repertórios de ação dos migrantes frequentemente observadas nos estudos sobre exílio. Verificou-se que a migração forçada promove uma metamorfose total da estrutura de oportunidades políticas. Como resultado, o exilado se vê inserido em uma estrutura que não é a mesma daquela verificada pelos estudos sobre o confronto político nos enfrentamentos no interior do Estado-Nação e nem mesmo pelos movimentos transnacionais globais mais atuais. Com efeito, no Chile os exilados apresentaram um repertório adaptado às particularidades do exílio chileno, tendo como foco a continuidade do confronto travado com o regime brasileiro. Na França, por sua vez, eles viveram transformações profundas, ao abandonar o projeto revolucionário e adotar os direitos humanos e a democracia, entre outras reivindicações até então novas para a esquerda brasileira.

  18. Infrared spectra, Raman laser, XRD, DSC/TGA and SEM ...

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    cussed and the X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM) ... acetamide as a simple organic compound at high tempera- ture has less ..... properties of selenium surface, AFM-microscopy tapping.

  19. Novel field emission SEM column with beam deceleration technology

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    Jiruše, Jaroslav; Havelka, Miloslav; Lopour, Filip

    2014-11-15

    A novel field-emission SEM column has been developed that features Beam Deceleration Mode, high-probe current and ultra-fast scanning. New detection system in the column is introduced to detect true secondary electron signal. The resolution power at low energy was doubled for conventional SEM optics and moderately improved for immersion optics. Application examples at low landing energies include change of contrast, imaging of non-conductive samples and thin layers. - Highlights: • A novel field-emission SEM column has been developed. • Implemented beam deceleration improves the SEM resolution at 1 keV two times. • New column maintains high analytical potential and wide field of view. • Detectors integrated in the column allow gaining true SE and BE signal separately. • Performance of the column is demonstrated on low energy applications.

  20. Role of scanning electron microscope )SEM) in metal failure analysis

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    Shaiful Rizam Shamsudin; Hafizal Yazid; Mohd Harun; Siti Selina Abd Hamid; Nadira Kamarudin; Zaiton Selamat; Mohd Shariff Sattar; Muhamad Jalil

    2005-01-01

    Scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a scientific instrument that uses a beam of highly energetic electrons to examine the surface and phase distribution of specimens on a micro scale through the live imaging of secondary electrons (SE) and back-scattered electrons (BSE) images. One of the main activities of SEM Laboratory at MINT is for failure analysis on metal part and components. The capability of SEM is excellent for determining the root cause of metal failures such as ductility or brittleness, stress corrosion, fatigue and other types of failures. Most of our customers that request for failure analysis are from local petrochemical plants, manufacturers of automotive components, pipeline maintenance personnel and engineers who involved in the development of metal parts and component. This paper intends to discuss some of the technical concepts in failure analysis associated with SEM. (Author)

  1. Quantitative approach on SEM images of microstructure of clay soils

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    施斌; 李生林; M.Tolkachev

    1995-01-01

    The working principles of Videolab Image Processing System (VIPS), the examining methods of orientation of microstructural units of clay soils and analysing results on SEM images of some typical microstructures of clay soils using the VIPS are introduced.

  2. semPLS: Structural Equation Modeling Using Partial Least Squares

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    Armin Monecke

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Structural equation models (SEM are very popular in many disciplines. The partial least squares (PLS approach to SEM offers an alternative to covariance-based SEM, which is especially suited for situations when data is not normally distributed. PLS path modelling is referred to as soft-modeling-technique with minimum demands regarding mea- surement scales, sample sizes and residual distributions. The semPLS package provides the capability to estimate PLS path models within the R programming environment. Different setups for the estimation of factor scores can be used. Furthermore it contains modular methods for computation of bootstrap confidence intervals, model parameters and several quality indices. Various plot functions help to evaluate the model. The well known mobile phone dataset from marketing research is used to demonstrate the features of the package.

  3. Novel field emission SEM column with beam deceleration technology

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    Jiruše, Jaroslav; Havelka, Miloslav; Lopour, Filip

    2014-01-01

    A novel field-emission SEM column has been developed that features Beam Deceleration Mode, high-probe current and ultra-fast scanning. New detection system in the column is introduced to detect true secondary electron signal. The resolution power at low energy was doubled for conventional SEM optics and moderately improved for immersion optics. Application examples at low landing energies include change of contrast, imaging of non-conductive samples and thin layers. - Highlights: • A novel field-emission SEM column has been developed. • Implemented beam deceleration improves the SEM resolution at 1 keV two times. • New column maintains high analytical potential and wide field of view. • Detectors integrated in the column allow gaining true SE and BE signal separately. • Performance of the column is demonstrated on low energy applications

  4. DETECTION OF DELAMINATION IN A COMPOSITE PLATE BY SEM

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    2001-01-01

    A numerical method of integration of Green's functi ons of strip element method (SEM) is proposed. The response of ultrasonic sourc e generated by a transducer on the surface of a multi-ply composite plate conta ining a delamination is analyzed by the use of SEM. The numerical results show that the scanning features of the ultrasonic waves may be used to identify the d elamination inside the composite plate .

  5. A methodological basis for SEM autoradiography: biosynthesis and radioligand binding

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    Cheng, G.; Hodges, G.M.; Trejdosiewicz, L.K.

    1985-01-01

    A method is described for scanning electron microscope (SEM) autoradiography whereby preservation of high resolution cell surface details is retained together with degelatination of the emulsion without gross loss or redistribution of silver grains. This method should provide a convenient medium-sized marker for SEM (using secondary, backscattered electron and X-ray imaging) topographic studies of biosynthesized molecules, and of cell surface receptors and antigens, using indirect or direct labelling procedures with radio-labelled ligands. (author)

  6. FIB-SEM cathodoluminescence tomography: practical and theoretical considerations.

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    De Winter, D A M; Lebbink, M N; Wiggers De Vries, D F; Post, J A; Drury, M R

    2011-09-01

    Focused ion beam-scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) tomography is a powerful application in obtaining three-dimensional (3D) information. The FIB creates a cross section and subsequently removes thin slices. The SEM takes images using secondary or backscattered electrons, or maps every slice using X-rays and/or electron backscatter diffraction patterns. The objective of this study is to assess the possibilities of combining FIB-SEM tomography with cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging. The intensity of CL emission is related to variations in defect or impurity concentrations. A potential problem with FIB-SEM CL tomography is that ion milling may change the defect state of the material and the CL emission. In addition the conventional tilted sample geometry used in FIB-SEM tomography is not compatible with conventional CL detectors. Here we examine the influence of the FIB on CL emission in natural diamond and the feasibility of FIB-SEM CL tomography. A systematic investigation establishes that the ion beam influences CL emission of diamond, with a dependency on both the ion beam and electron beam acceleration voltage. CL emission in natural diamond is enhanced particularly at low ion beam and electron beam voltages. This enhancement of the CL emission can be partly explained by an increase in surface defects induced by ion milling. CL emission enhancement could be used to improve the CL image quality. To conduct FIB-SEM CL tomography, a recently developed novel specimen geometry is adopted to enable sequential ion milling and CL imaging on an untilted sample. We show that CL imaging can be manually combined with FIB-SEM tomography with a modified protocol for 3D microstructure reconstruction. In principle, automated FIB-SEM CL tomography should be feasible, provided that dedicated CL detectors are developed that allow subsequent milling and CL imaging without manual intervention, as the current CL detector needs to be manually retracted before a slice can be milled

  7. Sparsity-Based Super Resolution for SEM Images.

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    Tsiper, Shahar; Dicker, Or; Kaizerman, Idan; Zohar, Zeev; Segev, Mordechai; Eldar, Yonina C

    2017-09-13

    The scanning electron microscope (SEM) is an electron microscope that produces an image of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons. The electrons interact with the atoms in the sample, which emit secondary electrons that contain information about the surface topography and composition. The sample is scanned by the electron beam point by point, until an image of the surface is formed. Since its invention in 1942, the capabilities of SEMs have become paramount in the discovery and understanding of the nanometer world, and today it is extensively used for both research and in industry. In principle, SEMs can achieve resolution better than one nanometer. However, for many applications, working at subnanometer resolution implies an exceedingly large number of scanning points. For exactly this reason, the SEM diagnostics of microelectronic chips is performed either at high resolution (HR) over a small area or at low resolution (LR) while capturing a larger portion of the chip. Here, we employ sparse coding and dictionary learning to algorithmically enhance low-resolution SEM images of microelectronic chips-up to the level of the HR images acquired by slow SEM scans, while considerably reducing the noise. Our methodology consists of two steps: an offline stage of learning a joint dictionary from a sequence of LR and HR images of the same region in the chip, followed by a fast-online super-resolution step where the resolution of a new LR image is enhanced. We provide several examples with typical chips used in the microelectronics industry, as well as a statistical study on arbitrary images with characteristic structural features. Conceptually, our method works well when the images have similar characteristics, as microelectronics chips do. This work demonstrates that employing sparsity concepts can greatly improve the performance of SEM, thereby considerably increasing the scanning throughput without compromising on analysis quality and resolution.

  8. Qual o erro da angiografia na definição de isquemia miocárdica durante intervenções coronarianas percutâneas? What is the angiography error when defining myocardial ischemia during percutaneous coronary interventions?

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    Fernando Mendes Sant'Anna

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A angiografia vem sendo utilizada como padrão de referência para definição de doença arterial coronariana (DAC, embora suas limitações sejam conhecidas. O valor da medida do fluxo fracionado de reserva do miocárdio (FFR na avaliação da DAC está bem estabelecido. OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo é avaliar a acurácia da angiografia em definir as lesões isquêmicas e sua correlação com o FFR. MÉTODOS: Duzentos e cinqüenta pacientes foram incluídos no estudo (471 vasos. Todas as estenoses > 50% pela estimativa visual da angiografia (EVA foram avaliadas medindo-se o FFR. Se o FFR 0,75 a lesão não foi tratada. As lesões foram divididas em moderadas (BACKGROUND: The angiography has been used as a reference standard to define coronary artery disease (CAD, although its limitations are well-known. The significance of the myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR in the assessment of CAD is well established. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of angiography when defining ischemic lesions and its correlation with FFR. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty consecutive patients (471 arteries were included in this study. All stenoses > 50% at the angiography visual estimate (AVE were assessed by FFR measurements. When FFR was 0.75, no interventional treatment was carried out. Offline quantitative coronary angiography (QCA was performed in all stenoses, which were divided in intermediate (< 70% - 327 and severe (125. The correlation coefficients between the diameter of the stenosis (%DS and FFR and the accuracy of VA of the angiography when assessing ischemia were determined. RESULTS: FFR could be obtained in 452 lesions (96%. Mean %DS and FFR were 56 ± 8% and 0.74 and 76 ± 6% and 0.48 for moderate and severe stenoses, respectively. Concordance between QCA and FFR was poor, especially in intermediate stenoses (Spearman's rho = - 0.33, p<0.0001. Visual assessment resulted in an accuracy of 57% and 96% in

  9. An electron moiré method for a common SEM

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    Y.M.Xing; S.Kishimoto; Y.R.Zhao

    2006-01-01

    In the electron moiré method,a high-frequency grating is used to measure microscopic deformation,which promises significant potential applications for the method in the microscopic analysis of materials.However,a special beam scanning control device is required to produce a grating and generate a moiré fringe pattern for the scanning electron microscope (SEM).Because only a few SEMs used in the material science studies are equipped with this device,the use of the electron moiré method is limited.In this study,an electron moiré method for a common SEM without the beam control device is presented.A grating based on a multi-scanning concept is fabricated in any observing mode.A real-time moiré pattern can also be generated in the SEM or an optical filtering system.Without the beam control device being a prerequisite,the electron moiré method can be more widely used.The experimental results from three different types of SEMS show that high quality gratings with uniform lines and less pitch error can be fabricated by this method,and moiré patterns can also be correctly generated.

  10. SEM facility for examination of reactive and radioactive materials

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    Downs, G.L.; Tucker, P.A.

    1977-01-01

    A scanning electron microscope (SEM) facility for the examination of tritium-containing materials is operational at Mound Laboratory. The SEM is installed with the sample chamber incorporated as an integral part of an inert gas glovebox facility to enable easy handling of radioactive and pyrophoric materials. A standard SEM (ETEC Model B-1) was modified to meet dimensional, operational, and safety-related requirements. a glovebox was designed and fabricated which permitted access with the gloves to all parts of the SEM sample chamber to facilitate director and accessory replacement and repairs. A separate console combining the electron optical column and specimen chamber was interfaced to the glovebox by a custom-made, neoprene bellows so that the vibrations normally associated with the blowers and pumps were damped. Photomicrographs of tritiated pyrophoric materials show the usefulness of this facility. Some of the difficulties involved in the investigation of these materials are also discussed. The SEM is also equipped with an energy dispersive x-ray detector (ORTEC) and a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (3M) attachments. This latter attachment allows analysis of secondary ions with masses ranging from 1-300 amu. (Auth.)

  11. Recent advances in 3D SEM surface reconstruction.

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    Tafti, Ahmad P; Kirkpatrick, Andrew B; Alavi, Zahrasadat; Owen, Heather A; Yu, Zeyun

    2015-11-01

    The scanning electron microscope (SEM), as one of the most commonly used instruments in biology and material sciences, employs electrons instead of light to determine the surface properties of specimens. However, the SEM micrographs still remain 2D images. To effectively measure and visualize the surface attributes, we need to restore the 3D shape model from the SEM images. 3D surface reconstruction is a longstanding topic in microscopy vision as it offers quantitative and visual information for a variety of applications consisting medicine, pharmacology, chemistry, and mechanics. In this paper, we attempt to explain the expanding body of the work in this area, including a discussion of recent techniques and algorithms. With the present work, we also enhance the reliability, accuracy, and speed of 3D SEM surface reconstruction by designing and developing an optimized multi-view framework. We then consider several real-world experiments as well as synthetic data to examine the qualitative and quantitative attributes of our proposed framework. Furthermore, we present a taxonomy of 3D SEM surface reconstruction approaches and address several challenging issues as part of our future work. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. A methodology for extending domain coverage in SemRep.

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    Rosemblat, Graciela; Shin, Dongwook; Kilicoglu, Halil; Sneiderman, Charles; Rindflesch, Thomas C

    2013-12-01

    We describe a domain-independent methodology to extend SemRep coverage beyond the biomedical domain. SemRep, a natural language processing application originally designed for biomedical texts, uses the knowledge sources provided by the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS©). Ontological and terminological extensions to the system are needed in order to support other areas of knowledge. We extended SemRep's application by developing a semantic representation of a previously unsupported domain. This was achieved by adapting well-known ontology engineering phases and integrating them with the UMLS knowledge sources on which SemRep crucially depends. While the process to extend SemRep coverage has been successfully applied in earlier projects, this paper presents in detail the step-wise approach we followed and the mechanisms implemented. A case study in the field of medical informatics illustrates how the ontology engineering phases have been adapted for optimal integration with the UMLS. We provide qualitative and quantitative results, which indicate the validity and usefulness of our methodology. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  13. SemGroup acquisition of central Alberta midstream : case study

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    Purcell, T.

    2005-01-01

    A case study of SemGroup's acquisition of Central Alberta Midstream was presented. SemCAMS specializes in providing more efficient supply, storage, and distribution assets and services. Seminole Canada Gas is a leading independent natural gas marketing and energy asset management company that currently markets 369 MMbtu per day. The company purchases natural gas in western Canada for fee-based marketing services while also managing firm transportation contracts and providing gas storage for third party customers. SemCAMS owns the largest sour gas processor in Alberta as well as 3 sour gas processing plants, 600 miles of gathering pipeline, and a sweet gas processing plant. the company is also planning increased drilling and production activities and is now pursuing aggressive land acquisition policies. Over 25,000 square miles of land have been acquired. It was concluded that midstream companies should be customer-focused, provide reliability and guarantees, infrastructure investment and optimization. tabs., figs

  14. Critical factors in SEM 3D stereo microscopy

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    Marinello, F.; Bariano, P.; Savio, E.

    2008-01-01

    This work addresses dimensional measurements performed with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) using 3D reconstruction of surface topography through stereo-photogrammetry. The paper presents both theoretical and experimental investigations, on the effects of instrumental variables and measure......This work addresses dimensional measurements performed with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) using 3D reconstruction of surface topography through stereo-photogrammetry. The paper presents both theoretical and experimental investigations, on the effects of instrumental variables...... factors are recognized: the first one is related to the measurement operation and the instrument set-up; the second concerns the quality of scanned images and represents the major criticality in the application of SEMs for 3D characterizations....

  15. Annual International DIC Society Conference and SEM Fall Conference

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    Reu, Phillip

    2017-01-01

    This collection represents a single volume of technical papers presented at the Annual International DIC Society Conference and SEM Fall Conference organized by the Society for Experimental Mechanics and Sandia National Laboratories and held in Philadelphia, PA, November 7-10, 2016. The volume presents early findings from experimental, standards development and various other investigations concerning digital image correlation - an important area within Experimental Mechanics. The area of Digital Image Correlation has been an integral track within the SEM Annual Conference spearheaded by Professor Michael Sutton from the University of South Carolina. In 2016, the SEM and Sandia joined their collaborative strengths to launch a standing fall meeting focusing specifically on developments in the area of Digital Image Correlation. The contributed papers within this volume span numerous technical aspects of DIC including standards development for the industry. .

  16. SemVisM: semantic visualizer for medical image

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    Landaeta, Luis; La Cruz, Alexandra; Baranya, Alexander; Vidal, María.-Esther

    2015-01-01

    SemVisM is a toolbox that combines medical informatics and computer graphics tools for reducing the semantic gap between low-level features and high-level semantic concepts/terms in the images. This paper presents a novel strategy for visualizing medical data annotated semantically, combining rendering techniques, and segmentation algorithms. SemVisM comprises two main components: i) AMORE (A Modest vOlume REgister) to handle input data (RAW, DAT or DICOM) and to initially annotate the images using terms defined on medical ontologies (e.g., MesH, FMA or RadLex), and ii) VOLPROB (VOlume PRObability Builder) for generating the annotated volumetric data containing the classified voxels that belong to a particular tissue. SemVisM is built on top of the semantic visualizer ANISE.1

  17. SEM based overlay measurement between resist and buried patterns

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    Inoue, Osamu; Okagawa, Yutaka; Hasumi, Kazuhisa; Shao, Chuanyu; Leray, Philippe; Lorusso, Gian; Baudemprez, Bart

    2016-03-01

    With the continuous shrink in pattern size and increased density, overlay control has become one of the most critical issues in semiconductor manufacturing. Recently, SEM based overlay of AEI (After Etch Inspection) wafer has been used for reference and optimization of optical overlay (both Image Based Overlay (IBO) and Diffraction Based Overlay (DBO)). Overlay measurement at AEI stage contributes monitor and forecast the yield after formation by etch and calibrate optical measurement tools. however those overlay value seems difficult directly for feedback to a scanner. Therefore, there is a clear need to have SEM based overlay measurements of ADI (After Develop Inspection) wafers in order to serve as reference for optical overlay and make necessary corrections before wafers go to etch. Furthermore, to make the corrections as accurate as possible, actual device like feature dimensions need to be measured post ADI. This device size measurement is very unique feature of CDSEM , which can be measured with smaller area. This is currently possible only with the CD-SEM. This device size measurement is very unique feature of CD-SEM , which can be measured with smaller area. In this study, we assess SEM based overlay measurement of ADI and AEI wafer by using a sample from an N10 process flow. First, we demonstrate SEM based overlay performance at AEI by using dual damascene process for Via 0 (V0) and metal 1 (M1) layer. We also discuss the overlay measurements between litho-etch-litho stages of a triple patterned M1 layer and double pattern V0. Second, to illustrate the complexities in image acquisition and measurement we will measure overlay between M1B resist and buried M1A-Hard mask trench. Finally, we will show how high accelerating voltage can detect buried pattern information by BSE (Back Scattering Electron). In this paper we discuss the merits of this method versus standard optical metrology based corrections.

  18. Protons, ions, electrons and the future of the SEM

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    Joy, D C

    2010-01-01

    The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is the most widely used high performance microscope in all fields of science but it is now reaching the theoretical limits of its performance. While advances in sources, optics, and detectors, can result in some improvement in performance the ultimate resolution is limited by fundamental physical constraints. One potential alternative is a scanning microscope utilizing light ions such as H+ and He+ . Such an instrument shares all of the benefits of the conventional SEM but is free from the constraints encountered when using electrons and could significantly extend the scope and success of scanning microscopy.

  19. What Determines Lean Manufacturing Implementation? A CB-SEM Model

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    Tan Ching Ng

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to ascertain the determinants of effective Lean Manufacturing (LM. In this research, Covariance-based Structural Equation Modeling (CB-SEM analysis will be used in order to analyze the determinants. Through CB-SEM analysis, the significant key determinants can be determined and the direct relationships among determinants can be analyzed. Thus, the findings of this research can act as guidelines for achievement of LM effectiveness, not only providing necessary steps for successful implementation of lean, but also helping lean companies to achieve higher level of lean cost and time savings.

  20. Anticorpos contra LDL-ox e síndrome coronariana aguda Anticuerpos contra LDL-ox y síndrome coronario agudo Antibodies against OxLDL and acute coronary syndrome

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    Ana Maria Brito Medeiros

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A oxidação da lipoproteína de baixa densidade (LDL-ox induz à formação de epítopos imunogênicos na molécula. A presença de autoanticorpos contra a LDL-ox tem sido demonstrada no soro de pacientes com doença arterial coronariana (DAC. Contudo, o papel desses autoanticorpos na fisiopatologia das síndromes coronarianas agudas (SCA e o seu significado clínico permanecem indefinidos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre autoanticorpos contra a LDL-ox e SCA. MÉTODOS: Os títulos de imunoglobulina G autoanticorpos contra a LDL-ox por cobre (antiLDL-ox e contra o peptídeo sintético D derivado da apolipoproteína B (antipeptD foram determinados por ensaio imunoenzimático (ELISA em 90 pacientes, nas primeiras 12h de SCA (casos e em 90 pacientes com DAC crônica (controles. RESULTADOS: Os resultados mostraram que os títulos de antiLDL-ox foram significativamente mais elevados (p = 0,017 nos casos (0,40 ± 0,22, do que nos controles (0,33 ± 0,23. Por outro lado, os títulos de antipeptD foram significativamente menores (p FUNDAMENTO: La oxidación de la lipoproteína de baja densidad (LDL-ox induce a la formación de epítopos inmunogénicos en la molécula. La presencia de autoanticuerpos contra la LDL-ox ha sido demostrada en el suero de pacientes con enfermedad arterial coronaria (EAC. No obstante eso, el papel de esos autoanticuerpos en la fisiopatología de los síndromes coronarios agudos (SCA y su significado clínico permanecen indefinidos. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la asociación entre autoanticuerpos contra la LDL-ox y SCA. MÉTODOS: Los títulos de inmunoglobulina G autoanticuerpos contra la LDL-ox por cobre (antiLDL-ox y contra el péptido sintético D derivado de la apolipoproteína B (antipeptD fueron determinados por ensayo inmunoenzimático (ELISA en 90 pacientes, en las primeras 12h de SCA (casos y en 90 pacientes con EAC crónica (controles. RESULTADOS: Los resultados mostraron que los títulos de antiLDL-ox fueron

  1. A Data-Driven Approach to SEM Development at a Two-Year College

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    Pirius, Landon K.

    2014-01-01

    This article explores implementation of strategic enrollment management (SEM) at a two-year college and why SEM is critical to the long-term viability of an institution. This article also outlines the five initial steps needed to implement SEM, including identifying SEM leadership, building a SEM committee, developing a common understanding of…

  2. Cuticle scale measurement of animal fibers by SEM and AFM

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    Notayi, M

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available -1 51st Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA) Conference, Farm Inn, Pretoria, 3-6 December 2013 Cuticle scale measurement of animal fibers by SEM and AFM Notayi M, Engelbrechts JAA, Lee ME, Goosen WE, Hunter L and Botha AF Abstract...

  3. Estudo comparativo entre histerectomia abdominal e vaginal sem prolapso uterino

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    Lisboa, Vânio Cardoso

    2002-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências da Saúde. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas. Objetivo: Comparar a histerectomia abdominal e vaginal sem prolapso uterino.

  4. SEM based CARMA time series modeling for arbitrary N

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    Oud, J.H.L.; Völkle, M.C.; Driver, C.C.

    2018-01-01

    This article explains in detail the state space specification and estimation of first and higher-order autoregressive moving-average models in continuous time (CARMA) in an extended structural equation modeling (SEM) context for N = 1 as well as N > 1. To illustrate the approach, simulations will be

  5. DSS1/Sem1, a multifunctional and intrinsically disordered protein

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    Kragelund, Birthe Brandt; Schenstrøm, Signe Marie; Rebula, Caio A.

    2016-01-01

    DSS1/Sem1 is a versatile intrinsically disordered protein. Besides being a bona fide subunit of the 26S proteasome, DSS1 associates with other protein complexes, including BRCA2-RPA, involved in homologous recombination; the Csn12-Thp3 complex, involved in RNA splicing; the integrator, involved...

  6. The principle of electron microscopy; SEM and TEM

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    Fauzi, S.H.

    1992-01-01

    The article reviews the principle of electron microscopy which is used in scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). These instruments are important for the examination and analysis of the microstructural properties of solid objects. Relevance physical concept lies behind the devices are given. The main components of each device are also discussed

  7. Continuous time modeling of panel data by means of SEM

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    Oud, J.H.L.; Delsing, M.J.M.H.; Montfort, C.A.G.M.; Oud, J.H.L.; Satorra, A.

    2010-01-01

    After a brief history of continuous time modeling and its implementation in panel analysis by means of structural equation modeling (SEM), the problems of discrete time modeling are discussed in detail. This is done by means of the popular cross-lagged panel design. Next, the exact discrete model

  8. Processing a Biological Tissue from Cryo-SEM to Replica

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    Vaškovicová, Naděžda; Hrubanová, Kamila; Krzyžánek, Vladislav

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 22, S3 (2016), s. 236-237 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : Cryo-SEM * ACE600 Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.891, year: 2016

  9. A combined optical, SEM and STM study of growth spirals

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    Some novel results of a combined sequential study of growth spirals on the basal surface of the richly polytypic CdI2 crystals by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) are presented and discussed. In confirmation of the known structural data, the STM pictures ...

  10. SEM Analysis of Surface Impact on Biofilm Antibiotic Treatment.

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    Gomes, Luciana Calheiros; Mergulhão, Filipe José

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this work was to use scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to investigate the effect of ampicillin treatment on Escherichia coli biofilms formed on two surface materials with different properties, silicone (SIL) and glass (GLA). Epifluorescence microscopy (EM) was initially used to assess biofilm formation and killing efficiency on both surfaces. This technique showed that higher bacterial colonization was obtained in the hydrophobic SIL than in the hydrophilic GLA. It has also shown that higher biofilm inactivation was attained for GLA after the antibiotic treatment (7-log reduction versus 1-log reduction for SIL). Due to its high resolution and magnification, SEM enabled a more detailed analysis of the antibiotic effect on biofilm cells, complementing the killing efficiency information obtained by EM. SEM micrographs revealed that ampicillin-treated cells have an elongated form when compared to untreated cells. Additionally, it has shown that different materials induced different levels of elongation on cells exposed to antibiotic. Biofilms formed on GLA showed a 37% higher elongation than those formed on SIL. Importantly, cell elongation was related to viability since ampicillin had a higher bactericidal effect on GLA-formed biofilms. These findings raise the possibility of using SEM for understanding the efficacy of antimicrobial treatments by observation of biofilm morphology.

  11. SEM Investigation of Superheater Deposits from Biomass-Fired Boilers

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    Jensen, Peter Arendt; Frandsen, Flemming; Hansen, Jørn

    2004-01-01

    , mature superheater deposit samples were extracted from two straw-fired boilers, Masnedø and Ensted, with fuel inputs of 33 MWth and 100 MWth, respectively. SEM (scanning electron microscopy) images and EDX (energy dispersive X-ray) analyses were performed on the deposit samples. Different strategies...

  12. Correlative SEM SERS for quantitative analysis of dimer nanoparticles.

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    Timmermans, F J; Lenferink, A T M; van Wolferen, H A G M; Otto, C

    2016-11-14

    A Raman microscope integrated with a scanning electron microscope was used to investigate plasmonic structures by correlative SEM-SERS analysis. The integrated Raman-SEM microscope combines high-resolution electron microscopy information with SERS signal enhancement from selected nanostructures with adsorbed Raman reporter molecules. Correlative analysis is performed for dimers of two gold nanospheres. Dimers were selected on the basis of SEM images from multi aggregate samples. The effect of the orientation of the dimer with respect to the polarization state of the laser light and the effect of the particle gap size on the Raman signal intensity is observed. Additionally, calculations are performed to simulate the electric near field enhancement. These simulations are based on the morphologies observed by electron microscopy. In this way the experiments are compared with the enhancement factor calculated with near field simulations and are subsequently used to quantify the SERS enhancement factor. Large differences between experimentally observed and calculated enhancement factors are regularly detected, a phenomenon caused by nanoscale differences between the real and 'simplified' simulated structures. Quantitative SERS experiments reveal the structure induced enhancement factor, ranging from ∼200 to ∼20 000, averaged over the full nanostructure surface. The results demonstrate correlative Raman-SEM microscopy for the quantitative analysis of plasmonic particles and structures, thus enabling a new analytical method in the field of SERS and plasmonics.

  13. Revolving SEM images visualising 3D taxonomic characters

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    Akkari, Nesrine; Cheung, David Koon-Bong; Enghoff, Henrik

    2013-01-01

    images taken consecutively while rotating the SEM stage 360°, which allows the structure in question to be seen from all angles of view in one plane. Seven new species of the genus Ommatoiulus collected in Tunisia are described: O. chambiensis, O. crassinigripes, O. kefi, O. khroumiriensis, O. xerophilus...

  14. Caracterização fenotípica e funcional das células T CD4+CD28null em pacientes com doença coronariana e indivíduos saudáves portadores de fatores de risco para aterosclerose

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    Fábio Haach Téo

    2010-01-01

    Resumo: A aterosclerose é uma doença inflamatória caracterizada por uma intensa atividade imunológica que culmina na formação de lesões nos vasos sanguíneos. As síndromes coronarianas agudas (SCA) representam graves complicações da aterosclerose. Pacientes com SCA podem ser diferenciados de indivíduos saudáveis pela frequência aumentada de células T CD4+ CD28null no sangue periférico. Tais células têm sido relacionadas a processos inflamatórios crônicos, como os que ocorrem em indivíduos port...

  15. FIB/SEM and SEM/EDS microstructural analysis of metal-ceramic and zirconia-ceramic interfaces.

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    Massimi, F; Merlati, G; Sebastiani, M; Battaini, P; Menghini, P; Bemporad, E

    2012-01-10

    Recently introduced FIB/SEM analysis in microscopy seems to provide a high-resolution characterization of the samples by 3D (FIB) cross-sectioning and (SEM) high resolution imaging. The aim of this study was to apply the FIB/SEM and SEM/EDS analysis to the interfaces of a metal-ceramic vs. two zirconia-ceramic systems. Plate samples of three different prosthetic systems were prepared in the dental lab following the manufacturers' instructions, where metal-ceramic was the result of a ceramic veneering (porcelain-fused-to-metal) and the two zirconia-ceramic systems were produced by the dedicated CAD-CAM procedures of the zirconia cores (both with final sintering) and then veneered by layered or heat pressed ceramics. In a FIB/SEM equipment (also called DualBeam), a thin layer of platinum (1 μm) was deposited on samples surface crossing the interfaces, in order to protect them during milling. Then, increasingly deeper trenches were milled by a focused ion beam, first using a relatively higher and later using a lower ion current (from 9 nA to 0.28 nA, 30KV). Finally, FEG-SEM (5KV) micrographs (1000-50,000X) were acquired. In a SEM the analysis of the morphology and internal microstructure was performed by 13KV secondary and backscattered electrons signals (in all the samples). The compositional maps were then performed by EDS probe only in the metal-ceramic system (20kV). Despite the presence of many voids in all the ceramic layers, it was possible to identify: (1) the grain structures of the metallic and zirconia substrates, (2) the thin oxide layer at the metal-ceramic interface and its interactions with the first ceramic layer (wash technique), (3) the roughness of the two different zirconia cores and their interactions with the ceramic interface, where the presence of zirconia grains in the ceramic layer was reported in two system possibly due to sandblasting before ceramic firing.

  16. Three dimensional rock microstructures: insights from FIB-SEM tomography

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    Drury, Martyn; Pennock, Gill; de Winter, Matthijs

    2016-04-01

    Most studies of rock microstructures investigate two-dimensional sections or thin slices of three dimensional grain structures. With advances of X-ray and electron tomography methods the 3-D microstructure can be(relatively) routinely investigated on scales from a few microns to cm. 3D studies are needed to investigate the connectivity of microstructures and to test the assumptions we use to calculate 3D properties from 2D sections. We have used FIB-SEM tomography to study the topology of melts in synthetic olivine rocks, 3D crystal growth microstructures, pore networks and subgrain structures. The technique uses a focused ion beam to make serial sections with a spacing of tens to hundreds of nanometers. Each section is then imaged or mapped using the electron beam. The 3D geometry of grains and subgrains can be investigated using orientation contrast or EBSD mapping. FIB-SEM tomography of rocks and minerals can be limited by charging of the uncoated surfaces exposed by the ion beam. The newest generation of FIB-SEMs have much improved low voltage imaging capability allowing high resolution charge free imaging. Low kV FIB-SEM tomography is now widely used to study the connectivity of pore networks. In-situ fluids can also be studied using cryo-FIB-SEM on frozen samples, although special freezing techniques are needed to avoid artifacts produced by ice crystallization. FIB-SEM tomography is complementary, in terms of spatial resolution and sampled volume, to TEM tomography and X-ray tomography, and the combination of these methods can cover a wide range of scales. Our studies on melt topology in synthetic olivine rocks with a high melt content show that many grain boundaries are wetted by nanometre scale melt layers that are too thin to resolve by X-ray tomography. A variety of melt layer geometries occur consistent with several mechanisms of melt layer formation. The nature of melt geometries along triple line junctions and quadruple points can be resolved

  17. Colectomia eletiva laparoscópica esquerda para a doença diverticular: estudo monocêntrico sobre 205 pacientes consecutivos Elective laparoscopic left colectomy for diverticular disease: a monocentric study on 205 consecutive patients

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    João Odilo Gonçalves Pinto

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: O aumento da prevalência de doença diverticular tornou o seu manuseio mais adequado uma questão de debate constante. Especialmente para os casos de diverticulite, progresso considerável tem sido feito em termos de diagnóstico e tratamento. A ressecção cirúrgica do cólon envolvido é a única maneira de erradicar definitivamente essa condição e, portanto, a colectomia laparoscópica eletiva surgiu como uma opção segura e interessante entre as várias formas de tratamento. OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados das colectomias laparoscópicas esquerdas para a doença diverticular realizadas durante um período de 17 anos em uma única instituição. MÉTODOS: Entre abril de 1990 e maio de 2007, um total de 205 colectomias consecutivas esquerdas laparoscópicas foram revistas retrospectivamente. Os dados obtidos incluíram o pré-operatório, indicações para a operação, os dados cirúrgicos, complicações e seguimento. Análises estatísticas univariada e multivariada foram realizadas em um esforço para identificar os fatores de risco e efeitos adversos na série. RESULTADOS: As indicações foram diverticulite aguda (80% não-complicada, diverticulite aguda ou crônica complicada (18,05% e sangramento na doença diverticular (1,95%. A taxa de conversão foi de 5,85% (12 casos. A mediana do tempo operatório foi de 180 minutos (100-420, com internação hospitalar de 7 (5-44 dias. O comprimento médio do espécime ressecado foi 29,12 centímetros. A maioria dos casos (88,3% teve curso pós-operatório normal, mas complicações ocorreram em 24 (11,7% pacientes. Em ordem de frequência foram: íleo paralítico (n = 6, coleções pélvica (n = 4, obstruções intestinais (n = 4 e fístulas (n = 2, entre outros. Re-operação foi necessária em oito casos e houve um óbito (0,48%. O seguimento mediano foi de 26,5 (1-156 meses, com resultado satisfatório em 179 (87,32% dos pacientes. Em 18 (8,78% casos, os sintomas persistentes

  18. Esplenectomia e ligadura da veia gástrica esquerda na esquistossomose mansônica: efeito sobre a pressão das varizes de esôfago aferida por tecnica não-invasiva

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    Full Text Available Em ambos os hospitais universitários de Pernambuco, o tratamento de escolha para portadores de esquistossomose hepatoesplênica (EHE com antecedente de hemorragia digestiva alta (HDA por rotura de varizes de esôfago (VE é a esplenectomia associada à ligadura da veia gástrica esquerda (ELGE; porém, o impacto desta cirurgia sobre a pressão das VE, provavelmente, o parâmetro que melhor se correlaciona com o risco de recidiva hemorrágica, ainda não foi estudado. Com a introdução, em nosso meio, de técnica não-invasiva de medição da pressão das VE, isto tornou-se possível, com mínimos riscos, tomando-se o objetivo do presente estudo. A ELGE foi empregada em vinte portadores de EHE com antecedentes de HDA. A pressão das VE foi medida através do método endoscópico não-invasivo do balão pneumático, antes da cirurgia, e estes valores comparados com novas medições realizadas cinco a oito dias após. A pressão nas VE no pré-operatório variou entre 20,0 e 28,7mmHg (média de 24,35± 2,36 mmHg. Não houve correlação da pressão com o calibre das VE. No pós-operatório (PO, observou-se uma queda significante na pressão das VE, que variou entre 14,6 e 21,5 mmHg (média 17,29± 1,75 mmHg, p<0,001. Os resultados do presente trabalho confirmam as idéias que fundamentam a indicação da ELGE em portadores de EHE com antecedente de HDA. Esta cirurgia determina, pelo menos a curto prazo e na ampla maioria dos casos, uma redução na pressão das VE reduzindo o risco de recidiva de HDA.

  19. Nova técnica: operação de Norwood com perfusão regional cerebral e coronariana New technique: Norwood operation with regional cerebral and coronary perfusion

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    Gláucio Furlanetto

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o resultado imediato da operação de Norwood modificado com nova técnica de perfusão regional cerebral (PRCeA anterógrada associado a perfusão regional coronariana (PRCoR retrógrada em substituição à parada circulatória total com hipotermia profunda em crianças portadoras da Síndrome da Hipoplasia do Coração Esquerdo (SHCE com aorta ascendente extremamente hipoplásica (AH. MÉTODOS: No período de dezembro de 2006 a fevereiro de 2008, a operação de Norwood modificado com tubo entre o ventrículo direito e as artérias pulmonares ou shunt tipo Sano foi realizada em oito crianças portadoras de SHCE e aorta ascendente com diâmetro inferior a 3 mm, (quatro do sexo masculino e quatro do sexo feminino com idade média de 9,2 dias (variando de 1 a 29 dias e peso médio de 3,3 kg (variando de 2,7 a 3,8 kg. Utilizada CEC e hipotermia a 25ºC com duas cânulas venosas e anastomose de um enxerto de politetrafluoretileno com a artéria inominada utilizado como linha arterial e para PRCeA. A PRCoR foi realizada por meio de um desvio na linha arterial e colocação de um cateter na aorta ascendente. Foram analisados o resultado cirúrgico imediato e a presença de alterações neurológicas nesse período. RESULTADOS: O resultado cirúrgico imediato revelou mortalidade de 25% e ausência de comprometimento neurológico ao exame clínico. CONCLUSÃO: A operação de Norwood modificado pode ser realizada com PRCeA e PRCoR em crianças com SHCE e AH com resultado cirúrgico imediato satisfatório e ausência de complicações neurológicas.OBJECTIVE: To assess the immediate result of the modified Norwood procedure with new technique of anterograde regional cerebral perfusion (ARCeP and retrograde regional coronary perfusion (RRCoP in substitution of profound hypothermia and circulatory arrest in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS with extremely hypoplastic ascending aorta (HA. METHODS: In the period of

  20. Critical factors in SEM 3D stereo microscopy

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    Marinello, F; Savio, E; Bariani, P; Horsewell, A; De Chiffre, L

    2008-01-01

    This work addresses dimensional measurements performed with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) using 3D reconstruction of surface topography through stereo-photogrammetry. The paper presents both theoretical and experimental investigations, on the effects of instrumental variables and measurement parameters on reconstruction accuracy. Investigations were performed on a novel sample, specifically developed and implemented for the tests. The description is based on the model function introduced by Piazzesi and adapted for eucentrically tilted stereopairs. Two main classes of influencing factors are recognized: the first one is related to the measurement operation and the instrument set-up; the second concerns the quality of scanned images and represents the major criticality in the application of SEMs for 3D characterizations

  1. Three dimensional imaging of surface geometry in SEM

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    Slowko, W.

    1997-01-01

    A great advantage of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is its ability of the surface topography in the way as a human eye is accustomed to see lights and shadows on macroobjects. However, SEM's can hardly display vertical dimensions of the structures. One of possible solutions is reconstruction of the surface profiles by directional detection of secondary electrons and proper signal processing. However, the surface profile still gives two dimensional information and the method should be extended to obtain fully three dimensional imaging. The extension consists in a simultaneous reconstruction of the surface profiles in two perpendicular directions (x and y) and their superposition. The solution proposed is based on a quadrupole detector system and a computer or analogue system for signal processing. Quantitative data of the surface topography can be displayed in many manners in the system of two or three co-ordinates with use of pseudo-colour for the altitude coding. (author)

  2. SEM and Raman studies of CNT films on porous Si

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    Belka, R.; Keczkowska, J.; Suchańska, M.; Firek, P.; Wronka, H.; Kozłowski, M.; Radomska, J.; Czerwosz, E.; Craciunoiu, F.

    2017-08-01

    Carbon nanotube (CNT) films deposited on different porous silica substrates were studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Raman Spectroscopy (RS). The films samples were prepared by a two-step method consisting of PVD and CVD processes. In the first step the nanocomposite Ni-C film was obtained by evaporation in dynamic vacuum from two separated sources of fullerenes and nickel acetate. Those films were deposited on porous silica and DLC/porous silica substrates. Analysis of SEM imaging showed that the obtained film are composed of carbon nanotubes, the distribution, size and quality of which depend on the type of substrate. The CNT films were studied by RS method to determine the influence of the substrate type on disordering of carbonaceous structure and quality of CNT in deposited films.

  3. Repetitive Observation of Coniferous Samples in ESEM and SEM

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    Tihlaříková, Eva; Neděla, Vilém

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 21, S3 (2015), s. 1695-1696 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-22777S; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : SEM * ESEM * biological samples * repetitive observation Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.730, year: 2015

  4. Characterization of some biological specimens using TEM and SEM

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    Ghosh, Nabarun; Smith, Don W.

    2009-05-01

    The advent of novel techniques using the Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes improved observation on various biological specimens to characterize them. We studied some biological specimens using Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes. We followed negative staining technique with Phosphotungstic acid using bacterial culture of Bacillus subtilis. Negative staining is very convenient technique to view the structural morphology of different samples including bacteria, phage viruses and filaments in a cell. We could observe the bacterial cell wall and flagellum very well when trapped the negative stained biofilm from bacterial culture on a TEM grid. We cut ultra thin sections from the fixed root tips of Pisum sativum (Garden pea). Root tips were pre fixed with osmium tetroxide and post fixed with uranium acetate and placed in the BEEM capsule for block making. The ultrathin sections on the grid under TEM showed the granular chromatin in the nucleus. The protein bodies and large vacuoles with the storage materials were conspicuous. We followed fixation, critical point drying and sputter coating with gold to view the tissues with SEM after placing on stubs. SEM view of the leaf surface of a dangerous weed Tragia hispida showed the surface trichomes. These trichomes when break on touching releases poisonous content causing skin irritation. The cultured tissue from in vitro culture of Albizia lebbeck, a tree revealed the regenerative structures including leaf buds and stomata on the tissue surface. SEM and TEM allow investigating the minute details characteristic morphological features that can be used for classroom teaching.

  5. Surface characteristics of isopod digestive gland epithelium studied by SEM.

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    Millaku, Agron; Leser, Vladka; Drobne, Damjana; Godec, Matjaz; Torkar, Matjaz; Jenko, Monika; Milani, Marziale; Tatti, Francesco

    2010-05-01

    The structure of the digestive gland epithelium of a terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber has been investigated by conventional scanning electron microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam-scanning electron microscopy (FIB/SEM), and light microscopy in order to provide evidence on morphology of the gland epithelial surface in animals from a stock culture. We investigated the shape of cells, extrusion of lipid droplets, shape and distribution of microvilli, and the presence of bacteria on the cell surface. A total of 22 animals were investigated and we found some variability in the appearance of the gland epithelial surface. Seventeen of the animals had dome-shaped digestive gland "normal" epithelial cells, which were densely and homogeneously covered by microvilli and varying proportions of which extruded lipid droplets. On the surface of microvilli we routinely observed sparsely distributed bacteria of different shapes. Five of the 22 animals had "abnormal" epithelial cells with a significantly altered shape. In three of these animals, the cells were much smaller, partly or completely flat or sometimes pyramid-like. A thick layer of bacteria was detected on the microvillous border, and in places, the shape and size of microvilli were altered. In two animals, hypertrophic cells containing large vacuoles were observed indicating a characteristic intracellular infection. The potential of SEM in morphological investigations of epithelial surfaces is discussed.

  6. Analysis of microtraces in invasive traumas using SEM/EDS.

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    Vermeij, E J; Zoon, P D; Chang, S B C G; Keereweer, I; Pieterman, R; Gerretsen, R R R

    2012-01-10

    Scanning electron microscopy in combination with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) is a proven forensic tool and has been used to analyze several kinds of trace evidence. A forensic application of SEM/EDS is the examination of morphological characteristics of tool marks that tools and instruments leave on bone. The microtraces that are left behind by these tools and instruments on the bone are, however, often ignored or not noticed at all. In this paper we will describe the use of SEM/EDS for the analysis of microtraces in invasive sharp-force, blunt-force and bone-hacking traumas in bone. This research is part of a larger multi-disciplinary approach in which pathologists, forensic anthropologists, toolmark and microtrace experts work together to link observed injuries to a suspected weapon or, in case of an unknown weapon, to indicate a group of objects that could have been used as a weapon. Although there are a few difficulties one have to consider, the method itself is rather simple and straightforward to apply. A sample of dry and clean bone is placed into the SEM sample chamber and brightness and contrast are set such that bone appears grey, metal appears white and organic material appears black. The sample is then searched manually to find relevant features. Once features are found their elemental composition is measured by an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS). This method is illustrated using several cases. It is shown that SEM/EDS analysis of microtraces in bone is a valuable tool to get clues about an unknown weapon and can associate a specific weapon with injuries on the basis of appearance and elemental composition. In particular the separate results from the various disciplines are complementary and may be combined to reach a conclusion with a stronger probative value. This is not only useful in the courtroom but above all in criminal investigations when one have to know for what weapon or object to look for. Copyright © 2011

  7. Classification and printability of EUV mask defects from SEM images

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    Cho, Wonil; Price, Daniel; Morgan, Paul A.; Rost, Daniel; Satake, Masaki; Tolani, Vikram L.

    2017-10-01

    Classification and Printability of EUV Mask Defects from SEM images EUV lithography is starting to show more promise for patterning some critical layers at 5nm technology node and beyond. However, there still are many key technical obstacles to overcome before bringing EUV Lithography into high volume manufacturing (HVM). One of the greatest obstacles is manufacturing defect-free masks. For pattern defect inspections in the mask-shop, cutting-edge 193nm optical inspection tools have been used so far due to lacking any e-beam mask inspection (EBMI) or EUV actinic pattern inspection (API) tools. The main issue with current 193nm inspection tools is the limited resolution for mask dimensions targeted for EUV patterning. The theoretical resolution limit for 193nm mask inspection tools is about 60nm HP on masks, which means that main feature sizes on EUV masks will be well beyond the practical resolution of 193nm inspection tools. Nevertheless, 193nm inspection tools with various illumination conditions that maximize defect sensitivity and/or main-pattern modulation are being explored for initial EUV defect detection. Due to the generally low signal-to-noise in the 193nm inspection imaging at EUV patterning dimensions, these inspections often result in hundreds and thousands of defects which then need to be accurately reviewed and dispositioned. Manually reviewing each defect is difficult due to poor resolution. In addition, the lack of a reliable aerial dispositioning system makes it very challenging to disposition for printability. In this paper, we present the use of SEM images of EUV masks for higher resolution review and disposition of defects. In this approach, most of the defects detected by the 193nm inspection tools are first imaged on a mask SEM tool. These images together with the corresponding post-OPC design clips are provided to KLA-Tencor's Reticle Decision Center (RDC) platform which provides ADC (Automated Defect Classification) and S2A (SEM

  8. A simplified method for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) autoradiography

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    Shahar, A.; Lasher, R.

    1980-01-01

    The combination of autoradiography with SEM provides a valuable tool for the study of labeled biological materials, but the previously described methods are complicated because they call first for the removal of gelatin from the film emulsion and this is then followed by deposition of gold vapor on the specimen. The authors describe a much simpler method which can easily be adapted to routine examination of cell cultures. In this method, gelatin is not removed; the film is coated with vaporized carbon only. This procedure permits visualization of both cellular image and distribution of silver grains. (Auth.)

  9. La semántica en la Web

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    Roger, Sandra

    2004-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es presentar la motivación de nuestra línea de investigación, metas y desarrollos futuros. Fundamentalmente, nuestro interés se centrará en poder capturar el potencial de las técnicas y paradigmas basadas en conocimiento semántico para la representación de conocimiento, la localización, compartición e integración de recursos a mediante la WWW.

  10. XRD and SEM study of alumina silicate porcelain insulator

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    Duddi, Dharmender; Singh, G. P.; Kalra, Swati; Shekhawat, M. S.; Tak, S. K.

    2018-05-01

    Higher strength electrical porcelain is a requirement of industry. This will be achieved by a specific composition of raw materials, which is consisted of clays and feldspars. Water absorption, particle size and insulating properties are of special interest now a day. China clay, Ball clay and Quartz are widely used by ceramic industries in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Sample for present study were prepared by mixing of above clay, feldspar with MnO2, then shrinkage is observed. Bar shaped samples were prepared and heated up to a temperature of about 1185° C to observe shrinkage. For phase study of XRD and SEM are observed.

  11. Developing 3D SEM in a broad biological context

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    Kremer, A; Lippens, S; Bartunkova, S; Asselbergh, B; Blanpain, C; Fendrych, M; Goossens, A; Holt, M; Janssens, S; Krols, M; Larsimont, J-C; Mc Guire, C; Nowack, MK; Saelens, X; Schertel, A; Schepens, B; Slezak, M; Timmerman, V; Theunis, C; Van Brempt, R; Visser, Y; GuÉRin, CJ

    2015-01-01

    When electron microscopy (EM) was introduced in the 1930s it gave scientists their first look into the nanoworld of cells. Over the last 80 years EM has vastly increased our understanding of the complex cellular structures that underlie the diverse functions that cells need to maintain life. One drawback that has been difficult to overcome was the inherent lack of volume information, mainly due to the limit on the thickness of sections that could be viewed in a transmission electron microscope (TEM). For many years scientists struggled to achieve three-dimensional (3D) EM using serial section reconstructions, TEM tomography, and scanning EM (SEM) techniques such as freeze-fracture. Although each technique yielded some special information, they required a significant amount of time and specialist expertise to obtain even a very small 3D EM dataset. Almost 20 years ago scientists began to exploit SEMs to image blocks of embedded tissues and perform serial sectioning of these tissues inside the SEM chamber. Using first focused ion beams (FIB) and subsequently robotic ultramicrotomes (serial block-face, SBF-SEM) microscopists were able to collect large volumes of 3D EM information at resolutions that could address many important biological questions, and do so in an efficient manner. We present here some examples of 3D EM taken from the many diverse specimens that have been imaged in our core facility. We propose that the next major step forward will be to efficiently correlate functional information obtained using light microscopy (LM) with 3D EM datasets to more completely investigate the important links between cell structures and their functions. Lay Description Life happens in three dimensions. For many years, first light, and then EM struggled to image the smallest parts of cells in 3D. With recent advances in technology and corresponding improvements in computing, scientists can now see the 3D world of the cell at the nanoscale. In this paper we present the

  12. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM): Comparing Patterns of Sexual Arousal to SEM and Sexual Self-Evaluations and Satisfaction Across Gender and Sexual Orientation.

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    Hald, Gert Martin; Stulhofer, Aleksandar; Lange, Theis

    2018-03-01

    Investigations of patterns of sexual arousal to certain groups of sexually explicit media (SEM) in the general population in non-laboratory settings are rare. Such knowledge could be important to understand more about the relative specificity of sexual arousal in different SEM users. (i) To investigate whether sexual arousal to non-mainstream vs mainstream SEM contents could be categorized across gender and sexual orientation, (ii) to compare levels of SEM-induced sexual arousal, sexual satisfaction, and self-evaluated sexual interests and fantasies between non-mainstream and mainstream SEM groups, and (iii) to explore the validity and predictive accuracy of the Non-Mainstream Pornography Arousal Scale (NPAS). Online cross-sectional survey of 2,035 regular SEM users in Croatia. Patterns of sexual arousal to 27 different SEM themes, sexual satisfaction, and self-evaluations of sexual interests and sexual fantasies. Groups characterized by sexual arousal to non-mainstream SEM could be identified across gender and sexual orientation. These non-mainstream SEM groups reported more SEM use and higher average levels of sexual arousal across the 27 SEM themes assessed compared with mainstream SEM groups. Only few differences were found between non-mainstream and mainstream SEM groups in self-evaluative judgements of sexual interests, sexual fantasies, and sexual satisfaction. The internal validity and predictive accuracy of the NPAS was good across most user groups investigated. The findings suggest that in classified non-mainstream SEM groups, patterns of sexual arousal might be less fixated and category specific than previously assumed. Further, these groups are not more judgmental of their SEM-related sexual arousal patterns than groups characterized by patterns of sexual arousal to more mainstream SEM content. Moreover, accurate identification of non-mainstream SEM group membership is generally possible across gender and sexual orientation using the NPAS. Hald GM

  13. Sem-edx and ftir studies of chlorinated rubber coating

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    Bano, H.; Khan, M.I.

    2013-01-01

    Summary: Anticorrosive performance of chlorinated rubber coating has been investigated by visual examination, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)/Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. After surface preparation, commercially available coating system based on chlorinated rubber (primer)/chlorinated rubber (topcoat) formulation was applied on mild steel test panels (10cm x 15cm sizes). Prepared coated panels were exposed at marine, industrial and urban test sites located in Karachi, Pakistan according to ISO 8565 norm. Accelerated testing was performed by using a salt spray chamber (ASTM B117 norm). Accelerated weathering methods are the methods in which the factors responsible for the degradation of coatings are artificially intensified in order to achieve the rapid degradation of coatings. Visual examination of blistering and rusting as well as SEM micrographs indicated a more severe degradation of the coating surface characteristics at natural exposure testing sites (particularly at marine test site) than for accelerated (salt spray) testing. EDX determination of the Oxygen/Carbon (O/C) ratios also indicated increased degradation at natural test sites compared to the accelerated (salt spray) testing. Photooxidation of the binder results in the formation of carbonyl compounds as revealed by FTIR spectroscopy which also indicated dehydrochlorination. (author)

  14. Comparative SEM analysis of nine F22 aligner cleaning strategies.

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    Lombardo, Luca; Martini, Marco; Cervinara, Francesca; Spedicato, Giorgio Alfredo; Oliverio, Teresa; Siciliani, Giuseppe

    2017-12-01

    The orthodontics industry has paid great attention to the aesthetics of orthodontic appliances, seeking to make them as invisible as possible. There are several advantages to clear aligner systems, including aesthetics, comfort, chairside time reduction, and the fact that they can be removed for meals and oral hygiene procedures. Five patients were each given a series of F22 aligners, each to be worn for 14 days and nights, with the exception of meal and brushing times. Patients were instructed to clean each aligner using a prescribed strategy, and sections of the used aligners were observed under SEM. One grey-scale SEM image was saved per aligner in JPEG format with an 8-bit colour depth, and a total of 45 measurements on the grey scale ("Value" variable) were made. This dataset was analysed statistically via repeated measures ANOVA to determine the effect of each of the nine cleaning strategies in each of the five patients. A statistically significant difference in the efficacy of the cleaning strategies was detected. Specifically, rinsing with water alone was significantly less efficacious, and a combination of cationic detergent solution and ultrasonication was significantly more efficacious than the other methods (p aligners.

  15. Análise morfométrica da carótida de suínos submetidos a angioplastia com ou sem implante de stent de cromo-cobalto Morphometric analysis of swine carotid artery angioplasty with or without cobalt-chromium stent implantation

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    João Luiz de Lara Elesbão

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    Full Text Available Contexto: A hiperplasia intimal é a reação tardia mais comum decorrente da angioplastia. O uso de stents de cromo-cobalto é bem estudado na circulação coronariana, porém não há muitos estudos que abordem o uso desses stents nas circulações carotídea e periférica. Objetivo: Analisar mediante morfometria a reação intimal presente na artéria carótida de suínos submetidos a angioplastia isoladamente e a angioplastia seguida de implante de stent de cromo-cobalto. Materiais e métodos: Em oito suínos, foi realizada angioplastia da artéria carótida comum direita e angioplastia seguida de implante de um stent de cromo-cobalto na artéria carótida comum esquerda. Após 4 semanas, os animais foram submetidos a eutanásia para a retirada de amostras de tecido arterial e preparo de lâminas histológicas. As imagens das lâminas foram digitalizadas e analisadas por programa de morfometria digital. A análise estatística foi realizada através da média e desvio padrão das áreas em cada grupo, utilizando-se o Teste t de Student. O valor de p Background: Intimal hyperplasia is the most common delayed response to angioplasty. The use of cobalt-chromium stents is well studied in the coronary circulation; however, there are few studies on their use in the carotid and peripheral circulation. Objective: To analyze the intimal reaction in a swine carotid artery undergoing simple angioplasty and angioplasty followed by implantation of cobalt-chromium stent. Materials and methods: We carried out angioplasty in the right common carotid artery and angioplasty with cobalt-chromium stent in the left common carotid artery in eight swine. Four weeks later, all animals were sacrificed for arterial tissue sampling and preparation of histological slides. Slide images were scanned and analyzed using a digital morphometry program. Statistical analysis was performed by mean values and standard deviations of the areas in each group, using the Student's t

  16. Diferenciador semántico: bipolaridad del espacio semántico, un problema de medida del significado

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    Álvarez C., Ramiro

    2012-01-01

    En relación con el supuesto de bipolaridad y su aspecto recíprocamente antagónico, Osgood y otros (1957) han ligado su modelo de espacio semántico a la teoría del aprendizaje. Plantean la hipótesis de que cierto estimulo externo, o signo, desencadena un proceso mediacional interno (nn) el cual se constituye en emisor de estímulos (rm 15m). Este es el rm mediacional que contendría el significado del signo. La teoría de mediación la relacionan con el supuesto de bipolaridad en los siguientes té...

  17. Comparing the detection of iron-based pottery pigment on a carbon-coated sherd by SEM-EDS and by Micro-XRF-SEM.

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    Pendleton, Michael W; Washburn, Dorothy K; Ellis, E Ann; Pendleton, Bonnie B

    2014-03-01

    The same sherd was analyzed using a scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and a micro X-ray fluorescence tube attached to a scanning electron microscope (Micro-XRF-SEM) to compare the effectiveness of elemental detection of iron-based pigment. To enhance SEM-EDS mapping, the sherd was carbon coated. The carbon coating was not required to produce Micro-XRF-SEM maps but was applied to maintain an unbiased comparison between the systems. The Micro-XRF-SEM analysis was capable of lower limits of detection than that of the SEM-EDS system, and therefore the Micro-XRF-SEM system could produce elemental maps of elements not easily detected by SEM-EDS mapping systems. Because SEM-EDS and Micro-XRF-SEM have been used for imaging and chemical analysis of biological samples, this comparison of the detection systems should be useful to biologists, especially those involved in bone or tooth (hard tissue) analysis.

  18. Doença arterial coronariana, exercício físico e estresse oxidativo Enfermedad arterial coronaria, ejercicio físico y estrés oxidativo Coronary heart disease, physical exercise and oxidative stress

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    Ricardo Aurino de Pinho

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available As doenças cardiovasculares (DCV lideram os índices de morbidade e mortalidade no Brasil e no mundo, sendo a doença arterial coronariana (DAC a causa de um grande número de mortes e de gastos em assistência médica. Inúmeros fatores de risco para a DAC estão diretamente relacionados à disfunção endotelial. A presença desses fatores de risco induz a diminuição da biodisponibilidade de óxido nítrico (NO, o aumento da formação de radicais livres (RL e o aumento da atividade endotelial. Essas mudanças podem levar a uma capacidade vasodilatadora prejudicada. Inúmeras intervenções são realizadas no tratamento da DAC, incluindo agentes farmacológicos, mudança nos hábitos alimentares, suplementação nutricional e exercício físico regular, cujos efeitos benéficos sobre a função endotelial vêm sendo demonstrados em experimentos com animais e humanos. Entretanto, a literatura ainda é controversa quanto à intensidade de esforço necessária para provocar alterações protetoras significativas na função endotelial. Da mesma forma, exercícios intensos estão também relacionados ao aumento no consumo de oxigênio e ao consequente aumento na formação de radicais livres de oxigênio (RLO.Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV lideran los índices de morbilidad y mortalidad en Brasil y en el mundo, siendo la enfermedad arterial coronaria (EAC la causa de un gran número de muertes y de gastos en asistencia médica. Numerosos factores de riesgo para EAC están directamente relacionados a la disfunción endotelial. La presencia de estos factores de riesgo induce la disminución de la biodisponibilidad de óxido nítrico (NO, el aumento de la formación de radicales libres (RL y el aumento de la actividad endotelial. Esos cambios pueden perjudicar la capacidad vasodilatadora. En el tratamiento de la EAC se realizan numerosas intervenciones, incluyendo agentes farmacológicos, cambio en los hábitos alimentarios, suplemento

  19. Acesso radial em intervenções coronarianas percutâneas: panorama atual brasileiro Acceso radial en intervenciones coronarias percutáneas: panorama actual brasileño Radial approach in percutaneous coronary interventions: current status in Brazil

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    Pedro Beraldo de Andrade

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Embora a técnica radial exiba resultados incontestáveis na redução de complicações vasculares e ocorrência de sangramento grave quando comparada à técnica femoral, seu emprego permanece restrito a poucos centros que a elegeram como via de acesso preferencial. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o cenário atual das intervenções coronarianas percutâneas no Brasil quanto à utilização da via de acesso radial. MÉTODOS: Análise dos dados cadastrados de forma espontânea na Central Nacional de Intervenções Cardiovasculares (CENIC durante o quadriênio de 2005-2008, o que totaliza 83.376 procedimentos. RESULTADOS: A técnica radial foi utilizada em 12,6% dos procedimentos efetivados, e a técnica femoral, em 84,3%. Os 3,1% restantes foram representados pela dissecção ou punção braquial. Com uma taxa de sucesso de 97,5%, a opção pelo acesso radial associou-se à redução significativa de complicações vasculares quando comparado ao femoral (2,5% versus 3,6%, p FUNDAMENTO: Aunque la técnica radial exhiba resultados incontestables en la reducción de complicaciones vasculares y ocurrencia de sangrado grave cuando es comparada a la técnica femoral, su empleo permanece restringido a pocos centros que la eligieron como vía de acceso preferencial. OBJETIVO:Evaluar el escenario actual de las intervenciones coronarias percutáneas en el Brasil en cuanto a la utilización de la vía de acceso radial. MÉTODOS:Análisis de los datos registrados de forma espontánea en la Central Nacional de Intervenciones Cardiovasculares (CENIC durante el cuatrienio de 2005-2008, lo que totaliza 83.376 procedimientos. RESULTADOS:La técnica radial fue utilizada en 12,6% de los procedimientos efectuados, y la técnica femoral, en 84,3%. Los 3,1% restantes fueron representados por la disección o punción braquial. Con una tasa de éxito de 97,5%, la opción por el acceso radial se asoció a la reducción significativa de complicaciones vasculares cuando

  20. SEM investigation of incandescent lamp mantle structure on durability

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    Gerneke, D.; Lang, C.

    2002-01-01

    Full text: The incandescent mantle as used on pressure and non-pressure liquid fuel lamps has been in use for over 100 years. What remains unexplained is the way in which the resistance to mechanical shock and the decline in tensile strength with usage is experienced. It has been suggested that to improve durability it is necessary to continuously burn a new mantle for the first two to three hours. The known factors in mantle durability and mechanical strength are chemical composition and fabric weave. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of burning time and temperature on thorium oxide mantles. The operating temperature of mantles on a range of kerosene pressure lamps was measured and found to be between 800 and 1100 deg C. Heat treatments of thorium based Coleman mantles were carried out in a laboratory furnace within these ranges of temperatures for periods ranging from 2 minutes to 2 hours. The mantles were then viewed in a LEO S440 analytical SEM. Results at 800 deg C show a distinct change in surface morphology with increasing exposure time. At the shorter times (2-5 minutes) the surface was relatively smooth. With increased time periods (15 - 120 minutes) the surface was observed to have a large lumpy structure. At 1100 deg C the difference in surface morphology was not apparent between the shortest and longest times. The surface appears much smoother and no lumpy structure was observed. This suggests that when a mantle is operated at the higher temperature of 1100 deg C the structure of the Thorium oxide is quickly transformed into the known stronger amorphous form. This is taken as the observed smooth structure seen in the SEM images of the 1100 deg C samples. Thus the mantle is expected to be more resistant to mechanical shock and have increased durability. Practical field test results confirm these observations. The mantle on a lamp that is operating efficiently, burns brightly, will far outlast a mantle on an inefficient lamp which bums

  1. The relationship between cardiac autonomic function and clinical and angiographic characteristics in patients with coronary artery disease Relação entre a modulação autonômica cardíaca e as características clínicas e angiográficas de pacientes com doença arterial coronariana

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    Vandeni C. Kunz

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: A reduction in heart rate variability (HRV is considered an important indicator of autonomic dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the presence of autonomic dysfunction measured by HRV in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD and to compare them with normal subjects. METHODS: A sample of 52 men (mean age 54±5.39 years was allocated into three groups: obstructive CAD ≥50% (CAD+ n=18, obstructive CAD CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A redução da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC é considerada como um importante marcador de disfunção autonômica. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a VFC em pacientes com doença arterial coronariana (DAC e compará-los com sujeitos saudáveis. MÉTODOS: Cinquenta e dois homens (53±7,2 anos, divididos em três grupos, sendo dois grupos com obstrução coronariana (DAC+ com obstrução ≥50%, n=17 e DAC+ com obstrução ≥50%, n=18 e um grupo controle (GC, n=17. A frequência cardíaca (FC foi captada batimento a batimento, a partir do Polar®S810i, em repouso supino, durante 15 minutos. A análise da VFC foi feita pelos cálculos da entropia de Shannon (ES e pelos padrões da análise simbólica (0V e 2ULV%, relacionados à predominância simpática e vagal, respectivamente. A análise estatística incluiu o teste de Kruskal-Wallis e a análise multivariada (p<0,05 RESULTADOS:O grupo DAC+ apresentou menores valores de ES e 2ULV% e maior 0V quando comparado aos grupos DAC- e CG. Na análise multivariada, observou-se menor ES e maior 0V na presença das características clínicas prévias, como infarto e revascularização do miocárdio no grupo DAC+ comparado ao grupo DAC-. O uso de inibidores da enzima conversora de angiotensina contribuiu para maior ES do grupo DAC- comparado ao DAC+. CONCLUSÃO: Na DAC+ não complicada, os padrões da VFC apresentam menor complexidade, maior modulação autonômica simpática e menor modulação parassimpática comparativamente ao DAC- e ao GC em

  2. Cultivo sem solo do morangueiro Strawberry soilless cultivation

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    Gustavo Giménez

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available O morangueiro é uma cultura importante em vários países, principalmente nos Estados Unidos e na Europa, por suas características sensoriais, propriedades nutritivas e por sua rentabilidade. O cultivo comercial sem solo de morangueiro está bem desenvolvido na Europa, onde tem permitido um aumento da produtividade e qualidade da produção assim como a ampliação da oferta do produto ao longo do ano. Predomina o sistema aberto, em sacolas ou vasos com diferentes tipos de substratos, utilizando-se densidades de 8 a 12plantas m-2. As produtividades obtidas estão entre 5 e 10kg m-2. Para isolar as plantas do solo e facilitar o manejo da cultura, os vasos ou sacolas são suspensos a uma altura entre 0,8 e 1m da superfície do solo. A composição da solução nutritiva é variável, refletindo as diferentes condições produtivas. As mudas são produzidas principalmente em bandejas com substrato, a partir de pontas de estolões obtidas da multiplicação de plantas matrizes provenientes da propagação in vitro. No Brasil, o cultivo sem solo de morangueiro é ainda incipiente e os resultados produtivos e econômicos têm sido insatisfatórios, principalmente por falta de informações de pesquisas capazes de indicar sistemas apropriados de cultivo para as condições locais. É necessário desenvolver sistemas sustentáveis, preferencialmente fechados, combinando alta produtividade e elevada eficiência de utilização da água e dos nutrientes. No presente trabalho, são revisados os principais aspectos da produção em sistemas de cultivo sem solo de mudas e fruta de morangueiro. São descritos a produção de mudas, os sistemas e as soluções nutritivas empregadas em diferentes países. Ao final, são feitas inferências sobre a possibilidade de adoção e geração do sistema de cultivo sem solo apropriado para as condições brasileiras.Strawberry is a very important crop in Europe and USA due to its nutritional and sensorial

  3. Filler segmentation of SEM paper images based on mathematical morphology.

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    Ait Kbir, M; Benslimane, Rachid; Princi, Elisabetta; Vicini, Silvia; Pedemonte, Enrico

    2007-07-01

    Recent developments in microscopy and image processing have made digital measurements on high-resolution images of fibrous materials possible. This helps to gain a better understanding of the structure and other properties of the material at micro level. In this paper SEM image segmentation based on mathematical morphology is proposed. In fact, paper models images (Whatman, Murillo, Watercolor, Newsprint paper) selected in the context of the Euro Mediterranean PaperTech Project have different distributions of fibers and fillers, caused by the presence of SiAl and CaCO3 particles. It is a microscopy challenge to make filler particles in the sheet distinguishable from the other components of the paper surface. This objectif is reached here by using switable strutural elements and mathematical morphology operators.

  4. Elevated temperature transmission Kikuchi diffraction in the SEM

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    Fanta, Alice Bastos; Todeschini, Matteo; Burrows, Andrew

    2018-01-01

    heating associated with this system enables reliable TKD measurements at elevated temperatures without notable disturbance from infrared radiation. The dewetting of an Au thin film into Au nanoparticles upon heating is followed with orientation mapping in a temperature range between 20 °C and 900 °C....... The local thickness variation associated with the dewetting is observed qualitatively by observing the intensity of the transmitted beam, which decreases as the film thickness increases locally. The results of this study reveal that TKD is a well suited technique to study thin-film stability and solid state...... dewetting. Moreover, the outcome of this methodological study provides a baseline for further in-situ crystallographic studies of electron transparent samples in the SEM....

  5. Afasia global sem hemiparesia: AVC ou transtorno conversivo?

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    Negreiros,Daniel Philippi de; Fregni,Felipe; Scalco,Andréia Zavaloni

    2007-01-01

    CONTEXTO: A realização de diagnóstico neurológico e psiquiátrico em ambiente de emergência hospitalar com freqüência é uma tarefa complexa e exige colaboração interdisciplinar. Um dos diagnósticos diferenciais de doenças neurológicas é o transtorno conversivo, cuja característica principal é a presença de sintomas afetando funções motoras ou sensoriais, que sugerem desordem clínica ou neurológica, porém sem doença orgânica subjacente que explique o quadro. RELATO DE CASO: Os autores relatam o...

  6. SEM-EDX--a useful tool for forensic examinations

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    Zadora, G.; Brozek-Mucha, Z.

    2003-01-01

    There are two main aims of forensic examination of the physical evidences. The first aim is comparison of the evidence with the reference material (called discrimination). The task is to find out whether they could have come from the same object. The second aim, when there is no comparative material available, is a classification of the evidence sample into a group of objects taking into account its specific chemical and physical properties. Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX) is a powerful tool for forensic scientists to classify and discriminate evidence material because they can simultaneously examine the morphology and the elemental composition of objects. Moreover, the obtained results could be enhanced using some methods of chemometric analysis. A few examples of problems related to the classification and discrimination of selected types of microtraces are presented

  7. Comparative SEM analysis of nine F22 aligner cleaning strategies

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    Luca Lombardo

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The orthodontics industry has paid great attention to the aesthetics of orthodontic appliances, seeking to make them as invisible as possible. There are several advantages to clear aligner systems, including aesthetics, comfort, chairside time reduction, and the fact that they can be removed for meals and oral hygiene procedures. Methods Five patients were each given a series of F22 aligners, each to be worn for 14 days and nights, with the exception of meal and brushing times. Patients were instructed to clean each aligner using a prescribed strategy, and sections of the used aligners were observed under SEM. One grey-scale SEM image was saved per aligner in JPEG format with an 8-bit colour depth, and a total of 45 measurements on the grey scale (“Value” variable were made. This dataset was analysed statistically via repeated measures ANOVA to determine the effect of each of the nine cleaning strategies in each of the five patients. Results A statistically significant difference in the efficacy of the cleaning strategies was detected. Specifically, rinsing with water alone was significantly less efficacious, and a combination of cationic detergent solution and ultrasonication was significantly more efficacious than the other methods (p < 0.05. Conclusions Of the nine cleaning strategies examined, only that involving 5 min of ultrasonication at 42 k Hz combined with a 0.3% germicidal cationic detergent was observed to be statistically effective at removing the bacterial biofilm from the surface of F22 aligners.

  8. Osteopontin expression and its possible functions in the aortic disorders and coronary artery disease A expressão da osteopontina e as suas funções possíveis nas desordens aórticas e doença arterial coronariana

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    Shi-Min Yuan

    2011-06-01

    expressões OPN medidas pelo teste ELISA no tecido aórtico foram 3,09311 ± 1,65737, 3,40414 ± 1,15095 e 1,68243 ± 0,31119 pg/mg de proteína na dissecção de aorta, aneurisma da aorta, e grupos de doença arterial coronariana, respectivamente. O nível de OPN dos pacientes com doença arterial coronariana foi muito menor do que aqueles com dissecção aórtica (P = 0,033 ou com aneurisma da aorta (P = 0,019. Testes não-paramétricos apontaram diferenças significativas nos teores de aorta OPN entre dissecção aórtica, aneurisma da aorta e grupos com doença arterial coronariana (P <0,01. Uma correlação direta significativa estava presente entre a concentração plasmática OPN e o intervalo de tempo entre o início da cirurgia de dissecção de aorta (Y = 2,4838 + 0,1420X, r² = 0,5623, r = 0,750, P = 0,032. Pela imunohistoquímica, a OPN foi expressa em células aórticas: na íntima, foi fraca em todos os três grupos cirúrgicos em comparação ao grupo saudável; na média, era fraca na dissecção aórtica, positiva intensa no aneurisma de aorta, focal positivo na doença arterial coronariana, mas igualmente positiva no grupo controle; e na adventícia, positiva para a dissecção da aorta, doença arterial coronariana e grupos de controle saudáveis, mas fraca positiva no grupo de aneurisma da aorta. CONCLUSÃO: Estes dados fornecem evidências de que a OPN pode desempenhar um papel na patogênese da aortopatias, incluindo dissecção aórtica, aneurisma da aorta R e doença arterial coronariana. OPN tem perspectiva potencial como ferramenta de diagnóstico clínico nas avaliações do processo de remodelação complexa, incluindo lesão vascular e de reparação.

  9. Willis PM 10-2.5 Precision Results, pdf has summary table and SEM images

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Precision data from the SEM and SEM images from the samples. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Peters, T., E. Sawvel, R. Willis, R. West,...

  10. Análise dos resultados imediatos da cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio com e sem circulação extracorpórea Analysis of immediate results of on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

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    Marcos Antonio Cantero

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar os resultados imediatos da cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio com e sem circulação extracorpórea (CEC. MÉTODOS: De janeiro de 2007 a janeiro de 2009, 177 pacientes foram submetidos a cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio (CRM, sendo 92, sem CEC e 85 com CEC. Foram avaliados distribuição demográfica, fatores de risco pré-operatórios, classe funcional e avaliação de risco pelo EuroSCORE. A evolução no pós-operatório foi comparada entre os grupos. RESULTADOS: A média de enxertos por paciente foi de 2,48 ± 0,43, no grupo sem CEC, e 2,90 ± 0,59, no com CEC. No grupo sem CEC, 97,8% dos pacientes receberam um enxerto de artéria torácica interna, enquanto que no grupo com CEC a porcentagem foi de 94,1% (P = 0,03. A taxa de revascularização completa foi similar em ambos os grupos. No grupo sem CEC, a artéria circunflexa foi revascularizada em 48,9% dos casos e, em 68,2%, no grupo com CEC (P = 0,01. A mortalidade hospitalar foi de 4,3% e 4,7%, respectivamente, no grupo sem CEC e com CEC (P = 0,92. Os pacientes operados sem CEC apresentaram menor índice de complicações em relação ao infarto perioperatório (P= 0,02 e ao uso de balão intra-aórtico (P= 0,01. CONCLUSÃO: A cirurgia coronariana sem CEC é um procedimento seguro, com mortalidade hospitalar similar a dos pacientes operados com CEC, com menores taxas de complicações e de incidência de infarto perioperatório, bem como menor necessidade de balão intra-aórtico.OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the immediate results of patients undergoing on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG surgery. METHODS: From January 2007 to January 2009, 177 patients underwent CABG, being 92 off-pump and 85 onpump. We evaluated the demographics, preoperative risk factors, preoperative functional class and risk assessment by the EuroSCORE. The postoperative evolution was compared between groups. RESULTS: The mean

  11. Modelo de web semántica para universidades

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    Karla Abad

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A raíz del estudio de estado actual de micrositios y repositorios en la Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena se encontró que su información carecía de semántica óptima y adecuada. Bajo estas circunstancias, se plantea entonces la necesidad de crear un modelo de estructura de web semántica para Universidades, el cual posteriormente fue aplicado a micrositios y repositorio digital de la UPSE, como caso de prueba. Parte de este proyecto incluye la instalación de módulos de software con sus respectivas configuraciones y la utilización de estándares de metadatos como DUBLIN CORE, para la mejora del SEO (optimización en motores de búsqueda; con ello se ha logrado la generación de metadatos estandarizados y la creación de políticas para la subida de información. El uso de metadatos transforma datos simples en estructuras bien organizadas que aportan información y conocimiento para generar resultados en buscadores web. Al culminar la implementación del modelo de web semántica es posible decir que la universidad ha mejorado su presencia y visibilidad en la web a través del indexamiento de información en diferentes motores de búsqueda y posicionamiento en la categorización de universidades y de repositorios de Webometrics (ranking que proporciona clasificación de universidades de todo el mundo.   Abstract After examining the current microsites and repositories situation in University, Peninsula of Santa Elena´s, it was found that information lacked optimal and appropriate semantic. Under these circumstances, there is a need to create a semantic web structure model for Universities, which was subsequently applied to UPSE´s microsites and digital repositories, as a test study case. Part of this project includes the installation of software modules with their respective configurations and the use of metadata standards such as DUBLIN CORE, to improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization; with these applications, it was

  12. Multiple-Group Analysis Using the sem Package in the R System

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    Evermann, Joerg

    2010-01-01

    Multiple-group analysis in covariance-based structural equation modeling (SEM) is an important technique to ensure the invariance of latent construct measurements and the validity of theoretical models across different subpopulations. However, not all SEM software packages provide multiple-group analysis capabilities. The sem package for the R…

  13. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM: Comparing Patterns of Sexual Arousal to SEM and Sexual Self-Evaluations and Satisfaction Across Gender and Sexual Orientation

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    Gert Martin Hald, PhD

    2018-03-01

    Hald GM, Stulhofer A, Lange T, et al. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM: Comparing Patterns of Sexual Arousal to SEM and Sexual Self-Evaluations and Satisfaction Across Gender and Sexual Orientation. Sex Med 2018;6:30–38.

  14. Quality control of clinker products by SEM and XRF analysis

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    Ziad Abu Kaddourah; Khairun Azizi

    1996-01-01

    The microstructure and chemical properties of industrial Portland cement clinkers have been examined by SEM and XRF methods to establish the nature of the clinkers and how variations in the clinker characteristics can be used to control the clinker quality. The clinker nodules were found to show differences in the chemical composition and microstructure between the inner and outer parts of the clinker nodules. Microstructure studies of industrial Portland cement clinker have shown that the outer part of the nodules are enriched in silicate more than the inner part. There is better crystallization and larger alite crystal size in the outer part than in the inner part. The alite crystal size varied between 16.2 -46.12 μ m. The clinker chemical composition was found to affect the residual >45 μ m, where a higher belite content causes an increase in the residual >45 μ m in the the cement product and will cause a decrease in the concrete strength of the cement product. The aluminate and ferrite crystals and the microcracks within the alite crystal are clear in some clinker only. The quality of the raw material preparation, burning and cooling stages can be controlled using the microstructure of the clinker product

  15. Semáforo de habilidad digital para estudiantes universitarios

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    Javier Organista Sandoval

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El vertiginoso cambio tecnológico y el creciente uso de dispositivos portátiles en el entorno educativo universitario han propiciado una carga importante de mediación tecnológica del proceso educativo. Ante este contexto, el reto es lograr que los estudiantes aprovechen el potencial pedagógico que ofrecen estas herramientas. Para ello, el estudiante debe contar con las habilidades digitales para utilizar eficientemente las tecnologías digitales. Se parte de la identificación de las habilidades en torno al manejo de comunicación, información, organización y dispositivos con una orientación educativa. Los resultados mostraron que 68% de los estudiantes tienen un nivel aceptable de habilidad digital, 25% regular y un 7% insuficiente. El instrumento utilizado identifica las habilidades digitales que requieren mejorarse y se muestran mediante una señalización similar a la de un semáforo. En la medida en que se identifiquen las habilidades digitales que se requieran mejorar, se espera que la comunidad académica se apropie y aplique la tecnología digital en la educación, de cara a los desafíos de la formación de recursos humanos que la sociedad actual demanda.

  16. stainless steel by SEM-XRD and image analysis

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    Robinson Constanzo-R.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue realizar un análisis cualitativ o de la distribución de un electrodepósito de cobre en el inter ior de electrodos porosos (EP de acero inoxidable y carbono grafito. Para ello, se reali zaron pruebas de electrodepositación de cobre a nivel de labora torio, con un posterior análisis de cortes de muestras de acero y grafito vía Microscopía Estereoscópica, Microscopía SEM-DRX y Análisis de Imagen, los cuales mostraron que el cobre no se deposita en forma uniforme al interior del electrodo. En el electrodo de acero, la penetra ción del depósito en el espesor fue alrededor de 50%, mientras que para el grafito a lrededor de 90%. En forma general, se observó un aumento de la cantidad de depósito hacia el extremo frente al ánodo y con sitios de difer ente crecimiento en depósito de cobre. Esto demuestra una distr ibución de corriente y potencial, función de parámetros físicos de electrodo y de la s características fisicoquímicas e hidrodinámicos del electroli to.

  17. SEM Based CARMA Time Series Modeling for Arbitrary N.

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    Oud, Johan H L; Voelkle, Manuel C; Driver, Charles C

    2018-01-01

    This article explains in detail the state space specification and estimation of first and higher-order autoregressive moving-average models in continuous time (CARMA) in an extended structural equation modeling (SEM) context for N = 1 as well as N > 1. To illustrate the approach, simulations will be presented in which a single panel model (T = 41 time points) is estimated for a sample of N = 1,000 individuals as well as for samples of N = 100 and N = 50 individuals, followed by estimating 100 separate models for each of the one-hundred N = 1 cases in the N = 100 sample. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to test the difference between the full panel model and each N = 1 model by means of a subject-group-reproducibility test. Finally, the proposed analyses will be applied in an empirical example, in which the relationships between mood at work and mood at home are studied in a sample of N = 55 women. All analyses are carried out by ctsem, an R-package for continuous time modeling, interfacing to OpenMx.

  18. Automated SEM Modal Analysis Applied to the Diogenites

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    Bowman, L. E.; Spilde, M. N.; Papike, James J.

    1996-01-01

    Analysis of volume proportions of minerals, or modal analysis, is routinely accomplished by point counting on an optical microscope, but the process, particularly on brecciated samples such as the diogenite meteorites, is tedious and prone to error by misidentification of very small fragments, which may make up a significant volume of the sample. Precise volume percentage data can be gathered on a scanning electron microscope (SEM) utilizing digital imaging and an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). This form of automated phase analysis reduces error, and at the same time provides more information than could be gathered using simple point counting alone, such as particle morphology statistics and chemical analyses. We have previously studied major, minor, and trace-element chemistry of orthopyroxene from a suite of diogenites. This abstract describes the method applied to determine the modes on this same suite of meteorites and the results of that research. The modal abundances thus determined add additional information on the petrogenesis of the diogenites. In addition, low-abundance phases such as spinels were located for further analysis by this method.

  19. Correção da origem anômala de artéria coronária esquerda com insuficiência mitral e hemólise mecânica Correction of anomalous origin of left coronary artery with mitral insufficiency and mechanical hemolisys

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    José Alberto Caliani

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Criança do sexo feminino, 2 meses de idade, apresentando quadro clínico de insuficiência cardíaca e sopro. Durante a investigação, foi realizado ecocardiograma e estudo cineangiocardiográfico que evidenciaram origem anômala da artéria coronária esquerda do tronco pulmonar e insuficiência mitral importante demonstrada ao doppler. A paciente foi submetida a tratamento cirúrgico com auxílio de circulação extracorpórea, que consistiu no reimplante da artéria coronária esquerda na aorta, associado à anuloplastia da valva mitral. No pós-operatório tardio, houve importante hemólise mecânica ocasionada pela plastia mitral. A paciente foi reoperada para remoção de retalho de pericárdio bovino. O ecocardiograma pós-operatório mostra insuficiência mitral leve e o paciente apresenta-se em classe funcional I (NYHA.A 2 months-old girl, presenting with heart failure and murmur was investigated using echocardiography and cardiac cathetherization revealing an anomalous left coronary artery origin from the pulmonary trunk and massive mitral regurgitation. The patient was submitted to surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass: the anomalous coronary was implanted in the aorta and the mitral valve repaired by annuloplasty. In the postoperative period the patient had important mechanical hemolysis caused by mitral annuloplasty. The patient underwent a second intervention to remove a piece of bovin pericardium. A postoperative echocardiogram revealed mild mitral insufficiency and the patient is free of symptoms.

  20. Custos comparativos entre a revascularização miocárdica com e sem circulação extracorpórea Comparative costs between myocardial revascularization with or without extracorporeal circulation

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    Priscyla B. M. A. Girardi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Técnicas cirúrgicas de revascularização miocárdica sem o uso de circulação extracorpórea (CEC projetaram esperanças de resultados operatórios com menor dano sistêmico, menor ocorrência de complicações clínicas e menor tempo de internação hospitalar, gerando expectativas de menor custo hospitalar. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o custo hospitalar em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica com e sem o uso de CEC, e em portadores de doença multiarterial coronariana estável com função ventricular preservada. MÉTODOS: Os custos hospitalares foram baseados na remuneração governamental vigente. Acrescentaram-se aos custos uso de órteses e próteses, complicações e intercorrências clínicas. Consideraram-se o tempo e os custos de permanência na UTI e de internação hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Entre janeiro de 2002 e agosto de 2006, foram randomizados 131 pacientes para cirurgia com CEC (CCEC e 128 pacientes sem CEC (SCEC. As características basais foram semelhantes para os dois grupos. Os custos das intercorrências cirúrgicas foram significativamente menores (p BACKGROUND: Surgical techniques of myocardial revascularization without the use of extracorporeal circulation (ECC have raised hopes of attaining operative results with less systemic damage, lower occurrence of clinical complications and shorter hospital stay duration, generating expectations of lower hospital costs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hospital costs in patients submitted to myocardial revascularization with and without ECC and in those with stable multiarterial coronary disease with preserved ventricular function. METHODS: The hospital costs were based on the existing governmental reimbursement. The costs included that of ortheses and prostheses and clinical complications. The time and costs of ICU stay and hospital stay duration were considered. RESULTS: Between January 2002 and August 2006, 131 patients were randomized to surgery

  1. Simulation of FIB-SEM images for analysis of porous microstructures.

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    Prill, Torben; Schladitz, Katja

    2013-01-01

    Focused ion beam nanotomography-scanning electron microscopy tomography yields high-quality three-dimensional images of materials microstructures at the nanometer scale combining serial sectioning using a focused ion beam with SEM. However, FIB-SEM tomography of highly porous media leads to shine-through artifacts preventing automatic segmentation of the solid component. We simulate the SEM process in order to generate synthetic FIB-SEM image data for developing and validating segmentation methods. Monte-Carlo techniques yield accurate results, but are too slow for the simulation of FIB-SEM tomography requiring hundreds of SEM images for one dataset alone. Nevertheless, a quasi-analytic description of the specimen and various acceleration techniques, including a track compression algorithm and an acceleration for the simulation of secondary electrons, cut down the computing time by orders of magnitude, allowing for the first time to simulate FIB-SEM tomography. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. GAGG:ce single crystalline films: New perspective scintillators for electron detection in SEM

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    Bok, Jan; Lalinský, Ondřej; Hanuš, Martin; Onderišinová, Zuzana; Kelar, Jakub; Kučera, Miroslav

    2016-01-01

    Single crystal scintillators are frequently used for electron detection in scanning electron microscopy (SEM). We report gadolinium aluminum gallium garnet (GAGG:Ce) single crystalline films as a new perspective scintillators for the SEM. For the first time, the epitaxial garnet films were used in a practical application: the GAGG:Ce scintillator was incorporated into a SEM scintillation electron detector and it showed improved image quality. In order to prove the GAGG:Ce quality accurately, the scintillation properties were examined using electron beam excitation and compared with frequently used scintillators in the SEM. The results demonstrate excellent emission efficiency of the GAGG:Ce single crystalline films together with their very fast scintillation decay useful for demanding SEM applications. - Highlights: • First practical application of epitaxial garnet films demonstrated in SEM. • Improved image quality of SEM equipped with GAGG:Ce single crystalline thin film scintillator. • Scintillation properties of GAGG:Ce films compared with standard bulk crystal scintillators.

  3. Prolongamentos na fala de adultos com e sem gagueira

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    Pâmila Bento da Silva

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: realizar uma análise quantitativa e qualitativa dos prolongamentos de adultos com e sem gagueira. Métodos: os participantes foram divididos em: Grupo de Pesquisa (GP, 15 adultos com gagueira e Grupo Controle (GC, 15 fluentes. Os procedimentos utilizados foram: avaliação da fluência, Instrumento de Gravidade da Gagueira e análises quantitativa e qualitativa dos prolongamentos. Resultados: GP mostrou maior número de prolongamentos não hesitativos, enquanto que GC mostrou maior ocorrência de prolongamentos hesitativos em relação ao total das disfluências. Prolongamentos não hesitativos ocorreram com maior frequência na palavra inicial e monossilábica, bem como na posição medial da frase para GP. Em relação à tensão muscular e duração, observou-se diferença apenas para a tensão muscular nos prolongamentos não hesitativos com maior média de ocorrência para GP. Conclusão: os prolongamentos não hesitativos ocorreram com maior frequência no GP, nas palavras iniciais, monossílabos e na posição medial da frase. Qualitativamente a tensão muscular foi uma característica típica dos prolongamentos não hesitativos no GP. Com relação aos prolongamentos hesitativos houve semelhança entre os adultos dos dois grupos quanto à frequência em relação ao total da fala, a posição dos prolongamentos nas palavras e nas frases e nos aspectos qualitativos, relacionados a tensão muscular e duração.

  4. Revascularização total do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea: cinco anos de experiência Total myocardium revascularization without extracorporeal circulation: five-year experience

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    Rodrigo Milani

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados imediatos da operação para revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea, analisando-se complicações e mortalidade. MÉTODO: Foram submetidos à operação para revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea 1440 pacientes. A técnica operatória consistiu em oclusão proximal da artéria abordada, aplicação do ponto de LIMA na deflexão pericárdica posterior e estabilização da artéria alvo com estabilizador de sucção. As anastomoses distais foram feitas inicialmente. RESULTADOS: Entre os pacientes avaliados, 924 eram ao sexo masculino, com idade média de 63,12±8,76 anos. A fração de ejeção era normal em 749 pacientes. Setecentos e quarenta (51,4% pacientes tinham antecedente de infarto do miocárdio. Seiscentos e oitenta e sete (47,6% pacientes encontravam-se em classe funcional III ou IV. O EuroSCORE médio foi de 4,93±3,32. A média de anastomoses distais foi de 3,12±1,23 por paciente. Mil cento e setenta e três (81,5% pacientes permaneceram menos de 12 horas em ventilação mecânica, sendo que destes, 888 (61,7% permaneceram menos de 6 horas entubados. A permanência em UTI foi de uma noite em 330 (22,8% pacientes e de duas noites em 930 (64,6%. Cento e oitenta e dois (12,4% pacientes permaneceram três ou mais noites na UTI. Quanto às complicações, três (0,2% pacientes apresentaram insuficiência renal, seis (0,4% tiveram acidente vascular cerebral, 19 (1,3% foram reoperados por sangramento, 19 (1,3% tiveram mediastinite, 18 (1,25% infarto agudo do miocárdio e 212 (14,7% apresentaram fibrilação atrial. Houve 50 (3,5% óbitos, sendo 29 (2,5% entre 1148 pacientes operados eletivamente, nove (4,7% entre 190 pacientes submetidos a reoperação coronariana e 12 (11,7% entre 102 pacientes operados em caráter de emergência. CONCLUSÃO: Com A evolução da tecnologia biomédica, todos os vasos do coração passaram a ser abordados. Estes dados

  5. CD-SEM real time bias correction using reference metrology based modeling

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    Ukraintsev, V.; Banke, W.; Zagorodnev, G.; Archie, C.; Rana, N.; Pavlovsky, V.; Smirnov, V.; Briginas, I.; Katnani, A.; Vaid, A.

    2018-03-01

    Accuracy of patterning impacts yield, IC performance and technology time to market. Accuracy of patterning relies on optical proximity correction (OPC) models built using CD-SEM inputs and intra die critical dimension (CD) control based on CD-SEM. Sub-nanometer measurement uncertainty (MU) of CD-SEM is required for current technologies. Reported design and process related bias variation of CD-SEM is in the range of several nanometers. Reference metrology and numerical modeling are used to correct SEM. Both methods are slow to be used for real time bias correction. We report on real time CD-SEM bias correction using empirical models based on reference metrology (RM) data. Significant amount of currently untapped information (sidewall angle, corner rounding, etc.) is obtainable from SEM waveforms. Using additional RM information provided for specific technology (design rules, materials, processes) CD extraction algorithms can be pre-built and then used in real time for accurate CD extraction from regular CD-SEM images. The art and challenge of SEM modeling is in finding robust correlation between SEM waveform features and bias of CD-SEM as well as in minimizing RM inputs needed to create accurate (within the design and process space) model. The new approach was applied to improve CD-SEM accuracy of 45 nm GATE and 32 nm MET1 OPC 1D models. In both cases MU of the state of the art CD-SEM has been improved by 3x and reduced to a nanometer level. Similar approach can be applied to 2D (end of line, contours, etc.) and 3D (sidewall angle, corner rounding, etc.) cases.

  6. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate rapidly remodels PAP85-120, SEM1(45-107, and SEM2(49-107 seminal amyloid fibrils

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    Laura M. Castellano

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Semen harbors amyloid fibrils formed by proteolytic fragments of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP248-286 and PAP85-120 and semenogelins (SEM1 and SEM2 that potently enhance HIV infectivity. Amyloid but not soluble forms of these peptides enhance HIV infection. Thus, agents that remodel these amyloid fibrils could prevent HIV transmission. Here, we confirm that the green tea polyphenol, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG, slowly remodels fibrils formed by PAP248-286 termed SEVI (semen derived enhancer of viral infection and also exerts a direct anti-viral effect. We elucidate for the first time that EGCG remodels PAP85-120, SEM1(45-107, and SEM2(49-107 fibrils more rapidly than SEVI fibrils. We establish EGCG as the first small molecule that can remodel all four classes of seminal amyloid. The combined anti-amyloid and anti-viral properties of EGCG could have utility in preventing HIV transmission.

  7. A Proposal on the Quantitative Homogeneity Analysis Method of SEM Images for Material Inspections

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    Kim, Song Hyun; Kim, Jong Woo; Shin, Chang Ho [Hanyang University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Jung-Hoon; Cho, In-Hak; Park, Hwan Seo [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a method to inspect the surface microstructure of materials. The SEM uses electron beams for imaging high magnifications of material surfaces; therefore, various chemical analyses can be performed from the SEM images. Therefore, it is widely used for the material inspection, chemical characteristic analysis, and biological analysis. For the nuclear criticality analysis field, it is an important parameter to check the homogeneity of the compound material for using it in the nuclear system. In our previous study, the SEM was tried to use for the homogeneity analysis of the materials. In this study, a quantitative homogeneity analysis method of SEM images is proposed for the material inspections. The method is based on the stochastic analysis method with the information of the grayscales of the SEM images.

  8. The Antiphagocytic Activity of SeM of Streptococcus equi Requires Capsule.

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    Timoney, John F; Suther, Pranav; Velineni, Sridhar; Artiushin, Sergey C

    2014-01-01

    Resistance to phagocytosis is a crucial virulence property of Streptococcus equi (Streptococcus equi subsp. equi; Se), the cause of equine strangles. The contribution and interdependence of capsule and SeM to killing in equine blood and neutrophils were investigated in naturally occurring strains of Se. Strains CF32, SF463 were capsule and SeM positive, strains Lex90, Lex93 were capsule negative and SeM positive and strains Se19, Se1-8 were capsule positive and SeM deficient. Phagocytosis and killing of Se19, Se1-8, Lex90 and Lex93 in equine blood and by neutrophils suspended in serum were significantly (P ≤ 0.02) greater compared to CF32 and SF463. The results indicate capsule and SeM are both required for resistance to phagocytosis and killing and that the anti-phagocytic property of SeM is greatly reduced in the absence of capsule.

  9. A Proposal on the Quantitative Homogeneity Analysis Method of SEM Images for Material Inspections

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    Kim, Song Hyun; Kim, Jong Woo; Shin, Chang Ho; Choi, Jung-Hoon; Cho, In-Hak; Park, Hwan Seo

    2015-01-01

    A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a method to inspect the surface microstructure of materials. The SEM uses electron beams for imaging high magnifications of material surfaces; therefore, various chemical analyses can be performed from the SEM images. Therefore, it is widely used for the material inspection, chemical characteristic analysis, and biological analysis. For the nuclear criticality analysis field, it is an important parameter to check the homogeneity of the compound material for using it in the nuclear system. In our previous study, the SEM was tried to use for the homogeneity analysis of the materials. In this study, a quantitative homogeneity analysis method of SEM images is proposed for the material inspections. The method is based on the stochastic analysis method with the information of the grayscales of the SEM images

  10. Application of SEM and EDX in studying biomineralization in plant tissues.

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    He, Honghua; Kirilak, Yaowanuj

    2014-01-01

    This chapter describes protocols using formalin-acetic acid-alcohol (FAA) to fix plant tissues for studying biomineralization by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and qualitative energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX). Specimen preparation protocols for SEM and EDX mainly include fixation, dehydration, critical point drying (CPD), mounting, and coating. Gold-coated specimens are used for SEM imaging, while gold- and carbon-coated specimens are prepared for qualitative X-ray microanalyses separately to obtain complementary information on the elemental compositions of biominerals. During the specimen preparation procedure for SEM, some biominerals may be dislodged or scattered, making it difficult to determine their accurate locations, and light microscopy is used to complement SEM studies. Specimen preparation protocols for light microscopy generally include fixation, dehydration, infiltration and embedding with resin, microtome sectioning, and staining. In addition, microwave processing methods are adopted here to speed up the specimen preparation process for both SEM and light microscopy.

  11. Comparison of SEM and VPSEM imaging techniques with respect to Streptococcus mutans biofilm topography.

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    Weber, Kathryn; Delben, Juliana; Bromage, Timothy G; Duarte, Simone

    2014-01-01

    The study compared images of mature Streptococcus mutans biofilms captured at increasing magnification to determine which microscopy method is most acceptable for imaging the biofilm topography and the extracellular polymeric substance (EPS). In vitro S. mutans biofilms were imaged using (1) scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which requires a dehydration process; (2) SEM and ruthenium red (SEM-RR), which has been shown to support the EPS of biofilms during the SEM dehydration; and (3) variable pressure scanning electron microscopy (VPSEM), which does not require the intensive dehydration process of SEM. The dehydration process and high chamber vacuum of both SEM techniques devastated the biofilm EPS, removed supporting structures, and caused cracking on the biofilm surface. The VPSEM offered the most comprehensive representation of the S. mutans biofilm morphology. VPSEM provides similar contrast and focus as the SEM, but the procedure is far less time-consuming, and the use of hazardous chemicals associated with SEM dehydration protocol is avoided with the VPSEM. The inaccurate representations of the biofilm EPS in SEM experimentation is a possible source of inaccurate data and impediments in the study of S. mutans biofilms. © 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Relação entre Fibrose e Arritmias Ventriculares na Cardiopatia Chagásica sem Disfunção Ventricular

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    Eduardo Marinho Tassi; Marcelo Abramoff Continentino; Emília Matos do Nascimento; Basílio de Bragança Pereira; Roberto Coury Pedrosa

    2014-01-01

    Fundamento: Pacientes com doença de Chagas com alteração segmentar apresentam pior prognóstico independentemente da fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda. A ressonância magnética cardíaca é atualmente o melhor método para detecção de alteração segmentar e para avaliação de fibrose miocárdica. Objetivo: Quantificar a fibrose, por meio do realce tardio, pela ressonância magnética cardíaca, em pacientes com doença de Chagas com fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda preservada ou minimamente ...

  13. Presence of depressive symptoms in patients with a first episode of acute Coronary Syndrome Presencia de síntomas depresivos en pacientes con primer episodio de Síndrome coronario agudo Presença de sintomas depressivos em pacientes com primeiro episódio de Síndrome coronariana aguda

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    Carina Aparecida Marosti Dessotte

    2013-02-01

    , pues sabemos que la depresión dificulta el control de la coronariopatia.OBJETIVO: comparar possíveis diferenças quanto à presença de sintomas depressivos, segundo o diagnóstico clínico da síndrome coronariana aguda, sexo e faixa etária, uma semana antes do primeiro evento cardíaco. MÉTODO: estudo transversal, descritivo e exploratório, que utilizou o Inventário de Depressão de Beck. A amostra foi composta por 253 pacientes. RESULTADOS: os pacientes com diagnóstico clínico de angina instável, do sexo feminino e com idade inferior a sessenta anos relataram, com maior frequência, a presença de sintomas depressivos. CONCLUSÕES: elevada porcentagem de pacientes apresentava sintomas depressivos no momento da internação pelo primeiro episódio da síndrome coronariana aguda, e essa prevalência foi significativamente maior entre as mulheres, com menos de 60 anos e com angina instável. Esses resultados deverão embasar o atendimento na internação, alta e planejamento da reabilitação desses pacientes, pois se sabe que a depressão dificulta o controle da coronariopatia.

  14. Prognóstico do duke-escore versus cintilografia em pacientes com fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana: seguimento de um ano Prognosis of duke treadmill score versus scintilography in patients at risk for coronary artery disease: one year follow-up

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    Carlos Alberto Gasperin

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a sensibilidade, a especificidade e o risco de eventos cardiovasculares em pacientes com Duke-escore (DE baixo, intermediário e alto risco, em comparação com a presença (ou não de defeitos de perfusão à cintilografia do miocárdio. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, consecutivo, com 173 pacientes com 2 ou mais fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana (DAC, que foram submetidos à cintilografia de perfusão do miocárdio com tetrofosmin marcado com tecnécio-Tc 99m (CPM e ao teste ergométrico (aplicando-se o DE, de um bairro de Curitiba, entre janeiro de 2003 a fevereiro de 2004. Os pacientes tiveram seguimento de 13±1 meses e 162 completaram o acompanhamento. Foi avaliada a presença de morte, angina, infarto agudo do miocárdio, angioplastia coronariana e revascularização do miocárdio. RESULTADOS: A média do DE dos pacientes que apresentaram eventos (18 foi de -0,27 (95% IC= -3,97 a +3,91 e daqueles livres de eventos (144 foi de +4,92 (95% IC= +4,03 a +5,81, com pOBJECTIVE: The purpose was to determine the sensitivity, the specificity and a year-long risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with low, intermediate and high risk prognostic Duke treadmill score (DTS in comparison with the presence (or not of the myocardial perfusion defects on radionuclide images. METHODS: A prospective study, with 173 consecutive patients with 02 or more risk factors to coronary artery disease (CAD, who underwent to exercise single photon - emission computed tomographic myocardial perfusion images using technetium-99m tetrophosmin (SPECT and treadmill test (with DTS, from one neighbourhood of Curitiba city, between January 2003 and February 2004, were followed up for cardiac-cause mortality and major cardiac events. Follow-up was performed in 13± 1 months and in 162 patients was complete. RESULTS: The DTS mean those patients with cardiac event (18 over a year was -0.27 (95% CI= -3.97 to +3.91 and those free

  15. Fatores de risco para aterosclerose em crianças e adolescentes com história familiar de doença arterial coronariana prematura Risk factors for atherosclerosis in children and adolescents with family history of premature coronary artery disease

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    Ceres C. Romaldini

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Analisar a prevalência de dislipidemia em 109 crianças e adolescentes com história familiar de doença arterial coronariana prematura e a associação com outros fatores de risco para aterosclerose. MÉTODOS: Foram determinados valores séricos de colesterol total, de lipoproteínas de baixa densidade (LDL-C, alta densidade (HDL-C, triglicérides, índice de massa corpórea e pressão arterial. Foram também avaliados: prática de atividade física, tabagismo, renda familiar e escolaridade da mãe. RESULTADOS: Do total, 27,5 e 19,3% apresentaram, respectivamente, valores de colesterol total e LDL-C acima do normal, 13,8% valores de HDL-C diminuídos e 13,0% trigliceridemia elevada. Excesso de peso (obesidade e sobrepeso foi detectado em 25,7% dos casos; destes, 57,1% apresentavam valores anormais de lipídios. A prevalência de dislipidemia, isolada ou concomitante com outros fatores de risco, foi de 38,5%. Hábito de fumar ocorreu em 3,6% dos casos, hipertensão arterial em 2,7%, e 72,5% não praticavam atividade física. Não houve associação entre as variáveis renda familiar, escolaridade da mãe e prática de atividade física e dislipidemia. Entretanto, observou-se associação significativa entre dislipidemia e excesso de peso (p = 0,02; odds ratio = 2,82; IC 95% = 1,16-6,81. CONCLUSÃO: Fatores de risco para aterosclerose em crianças e adolescentes com história familiar de doença arterial coronariana prematura devem ser identificados o mais cedo possível para que sejam adotados programas preventivos de saúde.OBJECTIVES: To identify the prevalence of dyslipidemia in a group of 109 children and adolescents with a family history of premature coronary artery disease and to investigate the association between dyslipidemia and other risk factors for atherosclerosis. METHODS: Total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, triglycerides, body mass index, blood

  16. QEM*SEM: a necessary tool in the metallurgical evaluation of ore bodies

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    Creelman, R.A.; Gottlieb, P.; Sutherland, D.; Jackson, R.

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    The QEM*SEM system for automated image analysis of mineral samples is described. Details of the equipment are given together with information on the methods of measurement. Finally some practical applications are described where QEM*SEM has been used for the solution of metallurgical problems. 14 refs., 1 fig

  17. Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) in Self-Financed Higher Education of Hong Kong: Evaluation and Measurement

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    Ng, Peggy; Galbraith, Craig

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine how the dimensions of strategic enrolment management (SEM) tie to the success metrics in the area of enrolment, retention and graduation from senior and programme management perspectives of a self-financed institution in Hong Kong. The literature on SEM has demonstrated that managing enrolment is a global…

  18. Shocked quartz in the SEM: Distinction between amorphous and healed PDFs

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    Hamers, M.F.; Pennock, G.M.; Drury, M.R.

    2012-01-01

    Combined SEM techniques show that different CL signatures of PDFs are related to fresh and healed microstructures of PDFs and host quartz. This is confirmed by TEM results. A combination of SEM techniques can give the same type of information as TEM

  19. In-Situ tensile testing of propellants in SEM: influence of temperature

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    Di Benedetto, G.L.; Ramshorst, M.C.J.; Duvalois, W.; Hooijmeijer, P.; Heijden, A. van der

    2017-01-01

    A tensile module system placed within a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was utilized to conduct insitu tensile testing of propellant samples. The tensile module system allows for real-time in-situ SEM analysis of the samples to determine the failure mechanism of the propellant material under

  20. Esplenectomia com ligadura da veia gástrica esquerda e desvascularização da grande curvatura do estômago no tratamento da esquistossomose hepatoesplênica: é necessária a escleroterapia endoscópica pós-operatória

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    Full Text Available Objetivo - Com o intuito de avaliar a eficácia e a manutenção da esclerose endoscópica pós-operatória como rotina, em associação à esplenectomia com ligadura da veia gástrica esquerda e desvascularização da grande curvatura do estômago, foi realizado o presente estudo. Método - Entre 1992 e 1998 foram operados 131 pacientes no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE. O seguimento médio foi de 30 meses. Os pacientes foram solicitados a retornar ao ambulatório daquele hospital para realização de controle clínico e laboratorial. Dos 111 pacientes que retornaram ao ambulatório, apenas 80 realizaram endoscopia digestiva alta de controle. Destes 80, 36 seguiram a recomendação e realizaram esclerose endoscópica pós-operatória (grupo 1, enquanto 44 não a realizaram (grupo 2. Resultados - Observou-se de forma relevante e estatisticamente significativa, a diferença entre os dois grupos quando se analisou a erradicação das varizes de esôfago, com melhor resultado para o grupo 1 (52,7% do grupo 1 versus 18,2% do Grupo 2. Nos demais itens analisados (mortalidade, recidiva hemorrágica, trombose da veia porta, varizes de fundo gástrico e grau de fibrose periportal não se observou relevância estatística. Conclusão - Conclui-se que a associação da escleroterapia endoscópica pós-operatória à esplenectomia com ligadura de veia gástrica esquerda e desvascularização da grande curvatura do estômago, no tratamento da hipertensão portal esquistossomótica com antecedentes de hemorragia digestiva, deve ser mantida.

  1. Quantitative roughness characterization and 3D reconstruction of electrode surface using cyclic voltammetry and SEM image

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    Dhillon, Shweta; Kant, Rama, E-mail: rkant@chemistry.du.ac.in

    2013-10-01

    Area measurements from cyclic voltammetry (CV) and image from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) are used to characterize electrode statistical morphology, 3D surface reconstruction and its electroactivity. SEM images of single phased materials correspond to two-dimensional (2D) projections of 3D structures, leading to an incomplete characterization. Lack of third dimension information in SEM image is circumvented using equivalence between denoised SEM image and CV area measurements. This CV-SEM method can be used to estimate power spectral density (PSD), width, gradient, finite fractal nature of roughness and local morphology of the electrode. We show that the surface morphological statistical property like distribution function of gradient can be related to local electro-activity. Electrode surface gradient micrographs generated here can provide map of electro-activity sites. Finally, the densely and uniformly packed small gradient over the Pt-surface is the determining criterion for high intrinsic electrode activity.

  2. From patterns to causal understanding: Structural equation modeling (SEM) in soil ecology

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    Eisenhauer, Nico; Powell, Jeff R; Grace, James B.; Bowker, Matthew A.

    2015-01-01

    In this perspectives paper we highlight a heretofore underused statistical method in soil ecological research, structural equation modeling (SEM). SEM is commonly used in the general ecological literature to develop causal understanding from observational data, but has been more slowly adopted by soil ecologists. We provide some basic information on the many advantages and possibilities associated with using SEM and provide some examples of how SEM can be used by soil ecologists to shift focus from describing patterns to developing causal understanding and inspiring new types of experimental tests. SEM is a promising tool to aid the growth of soil ecology as a discipline, particularly by supporting research that is increasingly hypothesis-driven and interdisciplinary, thus shining light into the black box of interactions belowground.

  3. Two novel approaches to study arthropod anatomy by using dualbeam FIB/SEM.

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    Di Giulio, Andrea; Muzzi, Maurizio

    2018-03-01

    Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) has always been the conventional method to study arthropod ultrastructure, while the use of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was mainly devoted to the examination of the external cuticular structures by secondary electrons. The new generation field emission SEMs are capable to generate images at sub-cellular level, comparable to TEM images employing backscattered electrons. The potential of this kind of acquisition becomes very powerful in the dual beam FIB/SEM where the SEM column is combined with a Focused Ion Beam (FIB) column. FIB uses ions as a nano-scalpel to slice samples fixed and embedded in resin, replacing traditional ultramicrotomy. We here present two novel methods, which optimize the use of FIB/SEM for studying arthropod anatomy. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Quantitative roughness characterization and 3D reconstruction of electrode surface using cyclic voltammetry and SEM image

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    Dhillon, Shweta; Kant, Rama

    2013-01-01

    Area measurements from cyclic voltammetry (CV) and image from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) are used to characterize electrode statistical morphology, 3D surface reconstruction and its electroactivity. SEM images of single phased materials correspond to two-dimensional (2D) projections of 3D structures, leading to an incomplete characterization. Lack of third dimension information in SEM image is circumvented using equivalence between denoised SEM image and CV area measurements. This CV-SEM method can be used to estimate power spectral density (PSD), width, gradient, finite fractal nature of roughness and local morphology of the electrode. We show that the surface morphological statistical property like distribution function of gradient can be related to local electro-activity. Electrode surface gradient micrographs generated here can provide map of electro-activity sites. Finally, the densely and uniformly packed small gradient over the Pt-surface is the determining criterion for high intrinsic electrode activity.

  5. GAGG:ce single crystalline films: New perspective scintillators for electron detection in SEM.

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    Bok, Jan; Lalinský, Ondřej; Hanuš, Martin; Onderišinová, Zuzana; Kelar, Jakub; Kučera, Miroslav

    2016-04-01

    Single crystal scintillators are frequently used for electron detection in scanning electron microscopy (SEM). We report gadolinium aluminum gallium garnet (GAGG:Ce) single crystalline films as a new perspective scintillators for the SEM. For the first time, the epitaxial garnet films were used in a practical application: the GAGG:Ce scintillator was incorporated into a SEM scintillation electron detector and it showed improved image quality. In order to prove the GAGG:Ce quality accurately, the scintillation properties were examined using electron beam excitation and compared with frequently used scintillators in the SEM. The results demonstrate excellent emission efficiency of the GAGG:Ce single crystalline films together with their very fast scintillation decay useful for demanding SEM applications. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Intervenção coronariana percutânea primária pelo acesso transulnar: segurança e eficácia Primary percutaneous coronary intervention through transulnar approach: safety and effectiveness

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    Pedro Beraldo de Andrade

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available O acesso transradial é seguro e eficaz na realização de procedimentos coronários. Porém, seu uso pode estar comprometido em casos de variações anatômicas da artéria radial, espasmo e negatividade do teste de Allen. O acesso transulnar surge como uma alternativa viável em substituição à abordagem transradial. Reportamos o caso de um paciente submetido à angioplastia primária pela via ulnar com sucesso, sem complicações isquêmicas da mão, a despeito de oclusão prévia da artéria radial correspondente.The transradial approach is safe and effective for coronary procedures. However, its use may be compromised in cases of variations in radial artery anatomy, spasms, and negative Allen's test. The transulnar approach emerges as a viable alternative to transradial approach. We report on a patient who underwent primary angioplasty via ulnar artery without ischemic hand complications despite prior occlusion of the ipsilateral radial artery.

  7. Tillandsia stricta Sol (Bromeliaceae) leaves as monitors of airborne particulate matter-A comparative SEM methods evaluation: Unveiling an accurate and odd HP-SEM method.

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    de Oliveira, Martha Lima; de Melo, Edésio José Tenório; Miguens, Flávio Costa

    2016-09-01

    Airborne particulate matter (PM) has been included among the most important air pollutants by governmental environment agencies and academy researchers. The use of terrestrial plants for monitoring PM has been widely accepted, particularly when it is coupled with SEM/EDS. Herein, Tillandsia stricta leaves were used as monitors of PM, focusing on a comparative evaluation of Environmental SEM (ESEM) and High-Pressure SEM (HPSEM). In addition, specimens air-dried at formaldehyde atmosphere (AD/FA) were introduced as an SEM procedure. Hydrated specimen observation by ESEM was the best way to get information from T. stricta leaves. If any artifacts were introduced by AD/FA, they were indiscernible from those caused by CPD. Leaf anatomy was always well preserved. PM density was determined on adaxial and abaxial leaf epidermis for each of the SEM proceedings. When compared with ESEM, particle extraction varied from 0 to 20% in air-dried leaves while 23-78% of particles deposited on leaves surfaces were extracted by CPD procedures. ESEM was obviously the best choice over other methods but morphological artifacts increased in function of operation time while HPSEM operation time was without limit. AD/FA avoided the shrinkage observed in the air-dried leaves and particle extraction was low when compared with CPD. Structural and particle density results suggest AD/FA as an important methodological approach to air pollution biomonitoring that can be widely used in all electron microscopy labs. Otherwise, previous PM assessments using terrestrial plants as biomonitors and performed by conventional SEM could have underestimated airborne particulate matter concentration. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  8. Avaliação de dois testes auditivos centrais em idosos sem queixas Assessment of two central auditory tests in elderly patients without hearing complaints

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    Alina Sanches Gonçales

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Na população idosa, distúrbios da inteligibilidade de fala podem ter causas periféricas ou centrais. A assimetria em testes dicóticos verbais aumenta com a idade e reflete falha na transferência inter-hemisférica e nas funções cognitivas. OBJETIVO: Investigar o desempenho de idosos, sem queixas auditivas, em dois testes de processamento auditivo. FORMA DO ESTUDO: Clínico prospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 22 voluntários, com idades entre 55 e 75 anos, com limiares auditivos máximos de 40 dB NA até 4000Hz, índice de reconhecimento de fala acima de 80% e audição simétrica bilateralmente. Aplicaram-se testes de fala com ruído e dicótico de dissílabos alternados (SSW. A análise dos dados comparou gênero, orelhas e grupos etários. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença entre os gêneros para nenhum dos testes. A orelha esquerda teve desempenho inferior à orelha direita na condição competitiva do teste SSW. Os participantes com idade acima de 65 anos apresentaram desempenho pior em ambos os testes quando comparados com indivíduos de 55 a 64 anos. CONCLUSÃO: O desempenho dos testes auditivos centrais piora com a idade. A introdução de testes dicóticos na bateria de avaliação auditiva de idosos pode contribuir para a identificação precoce de processos degenerativos característicos do envelhecimento.Speech understanding disorders in the elderly may be due to peripheral or central auditory dysfunctions. Asymmetry of results in dichotic testing increases with age, and may reflect on a lack of inter-hemisphere transmission and cognitive decline. AIM: To investigate auditory processing of aged people with no hearing complaints. STUDY DESIGN: clinical prospective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two voluntary individuals, aged between 55 and 75 years, were evaluated. They reported no hearing complaints and had maximal auditory thresholds of 40 dB HL until 4 KHz, 80% of minimal speech recognition scores and peripheral

  9. Characterisation of nanoparticles by means of high-resolution SEM/EDS in transmission mode

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    Hodoroaba, V-D; Rades, S; Mielke, J; Ortel, E; Salge, T; Schmidt, R

    2016-01-01

    Advances in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) enable the high-resolution imaging of single nanoparticles (NPs) with sizes well below 10 nm. The SEM analysis in transmission mode (T-SEM) of NPs on thin film supports has many benefits when compared to the analysis of NPs on bulk substrates. The enhanced material (mass - thickness) contrast of the T-SEM imaging mode is well suited for in-depth and, particularly valuable, to very accurate, traceable, lateral dimensional measurements of NPs. Compared to samples prepared on bulk substrates, T-SEM with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) achieves a drastically improved spatial resolution of the emitted X-rays. The poor signal-to-noise ratio of the X-ray spectra emitted by a single nanoparticle (NP) can be improved by the use of high-sensitivity (high collection solid angle) silicon drift (SDD), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometers (EDS). The EDS spectral imaging of a single NP with a spatial resolution below 10 nm has become possible. This is demonstrated by means of various examples of nanostructures. Advanced data processing of T-SEM/EDS results sets the stage for the automated classification of NPs by feature analysis. This method combines the detection of morphological structures of interest by image processing of T-SEM micrographs with the chemical classification by EDS. (paper)

  10. Inter-operator and inter-device agreement and reliability of the SEM Scanner.

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    Clendenin, Marta; Jaradeh, Kindah; Shamirian, Anasheh; Rhodes, Shannon L

    2015-02-01

    The SEM Scanner is a medical device designed for use by healthcare providers as part of pressure ulcer prevention programs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the inter-rater and inter-device agreement and reliability of the SEM Scanner. Thirty-one (31) volunteers free of pressure ulcers or broken skin at the sternum, sacrum, and heels were assessed with the SEM Scanner. Each of three operators utilized each of three devices to collect readings from four anatomical sites (sternum, sacrum, left and right heels) on each subject for a total of 108 readings per subject collected over approximately 30 min. For each combination of operator-device-anatomical site, three SEM readings were collected. Inter-operator and inter-device agreement and reliability were estimated. Over the course of this study, more than 3000 SEM Scanner readings were collected. Agreement between operators was good with mean differences ranging from -0.01 to 0.11. Inter-operator and inter-device reliability exceeded 0.80 at all anatomical sites assessed. The results of this study demonstrate the high reliability and good agreement of the SEM Scanner across different operators and different devices. Given the limitations of current methods to prevent and detect pressure ulcers, the SEM Scanner shows promise as an objective, reliable tool for assessing the presence or absence of pressure-induced tissue damage such as pressure ulcers. Copyright © 2015 Bruin Biometrics, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  11. A brief discussion about image quality and SEM methods for quantitative fractography of polymer composites.

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    Hein, L R O; Campos, K A; Caltabiano, P C R O; Kostov, K G

    2013-01-01

    The methodology for fracture analysis of polymeric composites with scanning electron microscopes (SEM) is still under discussion. Many authors prefer to use sputter coating with a conductive material instead of applying low-voltage (LV) or variable-pressure (VP) methods, which preserves the original surfaces. The present work examines the effects of sputter coating with 25 nm of gold on the topography of carbon-epoxy composites fracture surfaces, using an atomic force microscope. Also, the influence of SEM imaging parameters on fractal measurements is evaluated for the VP-SEM and LV-SEM methods. It was observed that topographic measurements were not significantly affected by the gold coating at tested scale. Moreover, changes on SEM setup leads to nonlinear outcome on texture parameters, such as fractal dimension and entropy values. For VP-SEM or LV-SEM, fractal dimension and entropy values did not present any evident relation with image quality parameters, but the resolution must be optimized with imaging setup, accompanied by charge neutralization. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Three-Dimensional (3D) Nanometrology Based on Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Stereophotogrammetry.

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    Tondare, Vipin N; Villarrubia, John S; Vlada R, András E

    2017-10-01

    Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a sample surface from scanning electron microscope (SEM) images taken at two perspectives has been known for decades. Nowadays, there exist several commercially available stereophotogrammetry software packages. For testing these software packages, in this study we used Monte Carlo simulated SEM images of virtual samples. A virtual sample is a model in a computer, and its true dimensions are known exactly, which is impossible for real SEM samples due to measurement uncertainty. The simulated SEM images can be used for algorithm testing, development, and validation. We tested two stereophotogrammetry software packages and compared their reconstructed 3D models with the known geometry of the virtual samples used to create the simulated SEM images. Both packages performed relatively well with simulated SEM images of a sample with a rough surface. However, in a sample containing nearly uniform and therefore low-contrast zones, the height reconstruction error was ≈46%. The present stereophotogrammetry software packages need further improvement before they can be used reliably with SEM images with uniform zones.

  13. Sobre la estructura semántica de las palabras autosemánticas

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    Morales Ascencio Bernardo

    1993-06-01

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    A partir de los conceptos de semema o estructura semémica y de los conceptos tradicionales de afijos y los accidentes gramaticales se plantea una supuesta estructura semántica profunda de la palabra, análoga a la de la oración en el modelo de la gramática de casos. Con base en este supuesto se reinterpretan algunas funciones semánticas de los afijos (particularmente de los sufijos, entre otras, como formas de la expresión de la modalidad léxica; se plantea una correlación entre rasgos semánticos específicos y las relaciones semánticas de caso. Por último se deducen algunas consideraciones pertinentes y se demuestra un isomorfismo entre la estructura profunda de la oración y la supuesta estructura semántica profunda de las palabras auto  semánticas.

  14. Trashepatic left gastric vein embolization in the treatment of recurrent hemorrhaging in patients with schistosomiasis previously submitted to non-derivative surgery Embolização transhepática da veia gástrica esquerda no tratamento da recidiva hemorrágica em esquistossomóticos submetidos previamente a cirurgia não derivativa

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    Paulo Fernandes Saad

    2012-12-01

    ópica das varizes gastroesofágicas tem o objetivo de prevenir e/ou tratar a recidiva hemorrágica, porém nem todos os doentes respondem ao tratamento. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o sucesso do tratamento de embolização da veia gástrica esquerda no controle da recidiva hemorrágica por varizes gastroesofágicas nos doentes esquistossomóticos submetidos previamente a cirurgia não derivativa. MÉTODOS: Foram estudadas, por meio de dados colhidos nos prontuários médicos e dos protocolos de seguimento ambulatorial, a incidência da recidiva hemorrágica e a diminuição quantitativa e qualitativa das varizes gastroesofágicas em detrimento das varizes gastroesofágicas dos doentes encaminhados para embolização transhepática da veia gástrica esquerda no período de dezembro de 1999 até janeiro de 2009. RESULTADOS: Sete doentes com média etária de 39,3 anos foram encaminhados para embolização percutânea transhepática da veia gástrica esquerda. O tempo médio decorrido entre a DAPE e a abordagem percutânea foi de 8,4 ± 7,3 anos e o número de episódios de hemorragia digestiva variou de um a sete neste período. Nenhum episódio de ressangramento foi verificado na população do estudo durante o período de acompanhamento, que variou de 6 meses a 7 anos. Após estudo endoscópico pós-embolização, todos os doentes apresentaram diminuição das varizes gastroesofágicas em comparação à endoscopia pré-embolização. CONCLUSÃO: A embolização percutânea transepática da veia gástrica esquerda nos doentes esquistossomóticos, previamente operados, determinou a redução das varizes gastroesofágicas e foi eficiente no controle do ressangramento para a população estudada.

  15. Cirurgia do arco aórtico com perfusão cerebral bilateral pelo isolamento do tronco braquiocefálico e da artéria carótida esquerda Aortic arch surgery with bilateral cerebral perfusion by isolation of brachiocephalic trunk and left carotid artery

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    Valdo José Carreira

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar os resultados da técnica descrita por Carreira et al. com utilização de perfusão cerebral seletiva bilateral (PCSAB pelo isolamento do tronco braquiocefálico e artéria carótida esquerda. MÉTODOS: Quinze pacientes foram operados consecutivamente entre de junho de 2005 e setembro de 2007. Os dados foram analisados por programa informatizado Epi Info e significância estatística com p0,05. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica de PCSAB é reprodutível e apresenta resultados semelhantes aos da literatura mundial. A excelente evolução neurológica e o fácil controle de sangramentos nas linhas de sutura podem ter contribuído com os resultados obtidos.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of a technique described by Carreira et al. using bilateral antegrade selective cerebral perfusion by isolating the brachiocephalic trunk and the left carotid artery. METHODS: Fifteen patients were operated between June 2005 and September 2007. Data analysis were performed using Epi Info and statistical significance was set at p0.05. CONCLUSION: The technique of bilateral selective cerebral perfusion described by Carreira et al. can be performed by others and presents similar results to the international literature. The excellent neurological outcome and easy bleeding control on surgical sutures lines are the major advantages of this new procedure.

  16. Correção endovascular de aneurisma de aorta abdominal e artéria ilíaca comum esquerda em paciente com hemofilia C grave Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm and left common iliac artery in a patient with severe hemophilia C

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    Sergio Quilici Belczak

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A deficiência do fator XI, também conhecida como hemofilia C, é uma doença hematológica hereditária rara, que se manifesta clinicamente com hemorragia persistente após cirurgias, traumas, menorragias e extrações dentárias. Neste artigo, relatou-se a correção endovascular de um paciente com aneurisma de aorta e de artéria ilíaca comum esquerda em um paciente portador de deficiência major do fator XI (atividade do fator XI inferior a 20%. O procedimento foi realizado com sucesso, com o manuseio do distúrbio da coagulação por meio da infusão de plasma fresco no pré-operatório imediato e no pós-operatório, e controle laboratorial da coagulação do paciente.Factor XI deficiency, also known as hemophilia C, is a rare hereditary blood disease that manifests with persistent bleeding after surgery, trauma, menorrhagia, and dental extractions. This article reports an endovascular repair of a patient diagnosed with an aortic and left common iliac aneurysm, with severe factor XI deficiency (factor XI activity below 20%. The procedure was successfully performed with management of the coagulation disorder by preoperative and postoperative infusion of plasma and laboratory control of the coagulation.

  17. Diversity of seM in Streptococcus equi subsp. equi isolated from strangles outbreaks.

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    Libardoni, Felipe; Vielmo, Andréia; Farias, Luana; Matter, Letícia Beatriz; Pötter, Luciana; Spilki, Fernando Rosado; de Vargas, Agueda Castagna

    2013-03-23

    Strangles is the main upper respiratory tract disease of horses. There are currently no studies on the changes in alleles of the M protein gene (seM) in Brazilian isolates of Streptococcus equi ssp. equi (S. equi). This study aimed to analyze and differentiate molecularly S. equi isolates from equine clinical specimens from southern Brazil, between 1994 and 2010. seM alleles were analyzed in 47 isolates of S. equi obtained from clinical cases of strangles (15 Thoroughbred horses, 29 Crioulo breed horses and three Brasileiro de Hipismo--BH). seM alleles characterization was performed by comparing variable region sequences of the seM gene. The alleles were also phylogenetically grouped by Neighbor-joining analysis, which demonstrated the geographic distribution of those in properties from southern Brazil. Fifteen alleles of the gene seM were found among the 47 S. equi isolates analyzed. Among these, only one allele (seM-61), which was identified in seven isolates (14.9%), was found in the database PubMLST-seM. Within the new alleles, allele seM-115 was the most prevalent, having been found in 13 isolates (27.7%), followed by allele seM-117 in 10 isolates (21.3%). In the Brazilian horse population studied, there is greater diversity of M protein alleles in S. equi isolates compared to worldwide data deposited in PubMLST-seM. Among the 15 seM alleles identified, only one allele sequence was previously published. The alleles identification is important to control the disease by guiding selection of strains for the manufacture of commercial and autogenous vaccines. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Development of Focused Ion Beam technique for high speed steel 3D-SEM artefact fabrication

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    Carli, Lorenzo; MacDonald, A. Nicole; De Chiffre, Leonardo

    2009-01-01

    The work describes preliminary manufacture by grinding, followed by machining on a Focused Ion Beam (FIB), of a high speed steel step artefact for 3D-SEM calibration. The FIB is coupled with a SEM in the so called dual beam instrument. The milling capabilities of FIB were checked from a qualitative...... point of view, using the dual beam SEM imaging, and quantitatively using a reference stylus instrument, to establish traceability. A triangular section having a depth of about 10 μm was machined, where the 50 μm curvature radius due to grinding was reduced to about 2 μm by FIB milling...

  19. The SEM description of interaction of a transient electromagnetic wave with an object

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    Pearson, L. W.; Wilton, D. R.

    1980-01-01

    The singularity expansion method (SEM), proposed as a means for determining and representing the transient surface current density induced on a scatterer by a transient electromagnetic wave is described. The resulting mathematical description of the transient surface current on the object is discussed. The data required to represent the electromagnetic scattering properties of a given object are examined. Experimental methods which were developed for the determination of the SEM description are discussed. The feasibility of characterizing the surface current induced on aircraft flying in proximity to a lightning stroke by way of SEM is examined.

  20. Suspeita de Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono definida pelo Questionário de Berlim prediz eventos em pacientes com Síndrome Coronariana Aguda Sospecha de apnea obstructiva del sueño definida por el cuestionario de Berlín predice eventos en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo Suspicion of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Berlin Questionnaire predicts events in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: De um ponto de vista mecanístico, a apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS pode causar distúrbios extras à homeostase cardiovascular na presença de síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA. OBJETIVO: Investigar se um diagnóstico clínico padronizado de SAOS, em pacientes com SCA, prediz o risco de eventos cardiovasculares durante hospitalização. MÉTODOS: Em um estudo de coorte prospectivo, um grupo de 200 pacientes com diagnóstico de SCA estabelecido entre Setembro de 2005 e Novembro de 2007, foram estratificados pelo Questionário de Berlim (QB para o risco de SAOS (alto ou baixo risco. Foi testado se o subgrupo de alto risco para SAOS apresenta maior tendência à eventos cardiovasculares. O endpoint primário avaliado foi um desfecho composto de morte cardiovascular, eventos cardíacos isquêmicos recorrentes, edema pulmonar agudo e acidente vascular cerebral durante a hospitalização. RESULTADOS: Noventa e quatro (47% dos pacientes identificados pelo QB apresentavam suspeita de SAOS. Alto risco para SAOS estava associado com uma mortalidade mais elevada, embora sem diferença estatística (4,25% vs 0,94%; p=0,189, mas com uma estatisticamente significante maior incidência de desfecho composto de eventos cardiovasculares (18,08% vs 6,6%; p=0,016. No modelo de regressão logística, os preditores multivariados de desfecho composto de eventos cardiovasculares foram idade (OR = 1,048; IC95%: 1,008 a 1,090; p=0,019, fração de ejeção do VE (OR = 0,954; IC95%: 0,920 a 0,989; p=0,010, e risco mais elevado de SAOS (OR = 3,657; IC95%: 1,216 a 10,996; p=0,021. CONCLUSÃO: O uso de um questionário simples e validado (QB para identificar pacientes com risco mais elevado de SAOS pode ajudar a prever o desfecho cardiovascular durante a hospitalização. Além disso, nossos dados sugerem que SAOS é muito comum em pacientes com SCA.FUNDAMENTO: Desde un punto de vista mecanístico, la apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS puede ocasionar disturbios

  1. In-line CD metrology with combined use of scatterometry and CD-SEM

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    Asano, Masafumi; Ikeda, Takahiro; Koike, Toru; Abe, Hideaki

    2006-03-01

    Measurement characteristics in scatterometry and CD-SEM for lot acceptance sampling of inline critical dimension (CD) metrology were investigated by using a statistical approach with Monte Carlo simulation. By operation characteristics curve analysis, producer's risk and consumer's risk arising from sampling were clarified. Single use of scatterometry involves a higher risk, such risk being particularly acute in the case of large intra-chip CD variation because it is unable to sufficiently monitor intra-chip CD variation including local CD error. Substituting scatterometry for conventional SEM metrology is accompanied with risks, resulting in the increase of unnecessary cost. The combined use of scatterometry and SEM metrology in which the sampling plan for SEM is controlled by scatterometry is a promising metrology from the viewpoint of the suppression of risks and cost. This is due to the effect that CD errors existing in the distribution tails are efficiently caught.

  2. Mathematical model of the seismic electromagnetic signals (SEMS) in non crystalline substances

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    Dennis, L. C. C.; Yahya, N.; Daud, H.; Shafie, A. [Electromagnetic cluster, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 31750 Tronoh, Perak (Malaysia)

    2012-09-26

    The mathematical model of seismic electromagnetic waves in non crystalline substances is developed and the solutions are discussed to show the possibility of improving the electromagnetic waves especially the electric field. The shear stress of the medium in fourth order tensor gives the equation of motion. Analytic methods are selected for the solutions written in Hansen vector form. From the simulated SEMS, the frequency of seismic waves has significant effects to the SEMS propagating characteristics. EM waves transform into SEMS or energized seismic waves. Traveling distance increases once the frequency of the seismic waves increases from 100% to 1000%. SEMS with greater seismic frequency will give seismic alike waves but greater energy is embedded by EM waves and hence further distance the waves travel.

  3. SEM-668-G2(日东科技)

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    2005-01-01

    SEM-668-G2比SEM-668在视觉技术上更加精湛,采用美国AGILENT(安提伦)LASER 5519A及HP的双重频率技术,加强运动;隹确性。在智能化印刷头上,SEM-668-G2印刷质量更加均匀、稳定,操作界面更加简易、更加人性化。在综合性能上更加卓越,保证实现现代化的生产效率。产品体具性能如下:SEM-668-G2视觉全自动印刷机

  4. Mathematical model of the seismic electromagnetic signals (SEMS) in non crystalline substances

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    Dennis, L. C. C.; Yahya, N.; Daud, H.; Shafie, A.

    2012-01-01

    The mathematical model of seismic electromagnetic waves in non crystalline substances is developed and the solutions are discussed to show the possibility of improving the electromagnetic waves especially the electric field. The shear stress of the medium in fourth order tensor gives the equation of motion. Analytic methods are selected for the solutions written in Hansen vector form. From the simulated SEMS, the frequency of seismic waves has significant effects to the SEMS propagating characteristics. EM waves transform into SEMS or energized seismic waves. Traveling distance increases once the frequency of the seismic waves increases from 100% to 1000%. SEMS with greater seismic frequency will give seismic alike waves but greater energy is embedded by EM waves and hence further distance the waves travel.

  5. Assessment of Paint Layers by FE-SEM and EDS Examination

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    Harris, Donovan

    2004-01-01

    .... The approach was to remove free-film samples from each panel, fracture the films, and then examine at high magnification the cross sections using a field emission-scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM...

  6. Corrigendum to: Bayesian evaluation of informative hypotheses in SEM using Mplus

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    van de Schoot, R.; Verhoeven, Marjolein; Hoijtink, H.

    2014-01-01

    This paper corrects: van de Schoot, R., Verhoeven, M., & Hoijtink, H. (2013). Bayesian evaluation ofinformative hypotheses in SEM using Mplus: A black bear story. EuropeanJournal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 81 –98.

  7. Automated CD-SEM recipe creation technology for mass production using CAD data

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    Kawahara, Toshikazu; Yoshida, Masamichi; Tanaka, Masashi; Ido, Sanyu; Nakano, Hiroyuki; Adachi, Naokaka; Abe, Yuichi; Nagatomo, Wataru

    2011-03-01

    Critical Dimension Scanning Electron Microscope (CD-SEM) recipe creation needs sample preparation necessary for matching pattern registration, and recipe creation on CD-SEM using the sample, which hinders the reduction in test production cost and time in semiconductor manufacturing factories. From the perspective of cost reduction and improvement of the test production efficiency, automated CD-SEM recipe creation without the sample preparation and the manual operation has been important in the production lines. For the automated CD-SEM recipe creation, we have introduced RecipeDirector (RD) that enables the recipe creation by using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data and text data that includes measurement information. We have developed a system that automatically creates the CAD data and the text data necessary for the recipe creation on RD; and, for the elimination of the manual operation, we have enhanced RD so that all measurement information can be specified in the text data. As a result, we have established an automated CD-SEM recipe creation system without the sample preparation and the manual operation. For the introduction of the CD-SEM recipe creation system using RD to the production lines, the accuracy of the pattern matching was an issue. The shape of design templates for the matching created from the CAD data was different from that of SEM images in vision. Thus, a development of robust pattern matching algorithm that considers the shape difference was needed. The addition of image processing of the templates for the matching and shape processing of the CAD patterns in the lower layer has enabled the robust pattern matching. This paper describes the automated CD-SEM recipe creation technology for the production lines without the sample preparation and the manual operation using RD applied in Sony Semiconductor Kyusyu Corporation Kumamoto Technology Center (SCK Corporation Kumamoto TEC).

  8. Understanding the Online : Jewellery Retail Market : an integrated model to conduct SEM

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    Wu, Yihong

    2013-01-01

    Research into e-commerce is becoming more and more popular; however the jewellery industry is somewhat special. There are very few studies having adapted a strategic marketing perspective on the online jewellery retail market. This study suggested an integrated online marketing strategy which focuses on the search engine marketing (SEM) approach. A detailed procedure of conducting search engine marketing (SEM) is introduced. Through the method of online questionnaires, with the help of soc...

  9. Why semicarbazide (SEM) is not an appropriate marker for the usage of nitrofurazone on agricultural animals.

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    Stadler, Richard H; Verzegnassi, Ludovica; Seefelder, Walburga; Racault, Lucie

    2015-01-01

    A comprehensive global database on semicarbazide (SEM) in foodstuffs and food ingredients is presented, with over 4000 data collected in foods such as seafood (crustaceans, fish powders), meat (beef, chicken powders), dairy products (e.g. raw milk, milk powders, whey, sweet buttermilk powder, caseinate, yoghurt, cheese), honey and other ingredients. The results provide evidence that the presence of SEM in certain dairy ingredients (whey, milk protein concentrates) is a by-product of chemical reactions taking place during the manufacturing process. Of the dairy ingredients tested (c. 2000 samples), 5.3% showed traces of SEM > 0.5 µg/kg. The highest incidence of SEM-positive samples in the dairy category were whey (powders, liquid) and milk protein concentrates (35% positive), with up to 13 µg/kg measured in a whey powder. Sweet buttermilk powder and caseinate followed, with 27% and 9.3% positives, respectively. SEM was not detected in raw milk, or in yoghurt or cheese. Of the crustacean products (shrimp and prawn powders) tested, 44% were positive for SEM, the highest value measured at 284 µg/kg. Fish powders revealed an unexpectedly high incidence of positive samples (25%); in this case, fraudulent addition of shellfish shells or carry-over during processing cannot be excluded. Overall, the data provide new insights into the occurrence of SEM (for dairy products and fish powders), substantially strengthening the arguments that SEM in certain food categories is not a conclusive marker of the use of the illegal antibiotic nitrofurazone.

  10. Information or resolution: Which is required from an SEM to study bulk inorganic materials?

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    Xing, Q

    2016-11-01

    Significant technological advances in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) have been achieved over the past years. Different SEMs can have significant differences in functionality and performance. This work presents the perspectives on selecting an SEM for research on bulk inorganic materials. Understanding materials demands quantitative composition and orientation information, and informative and interpretable images that reveal subtle differences in chemistry, orientation/structure, topography, and electronic structure. The capability to yield informative and interpretable images with high signal-to-noise ratios and spatial resolutions is an overall result of the SEM system as a whole, from the electron optical column to the detection system. The electron optical column determines probe performance. The roles of the detection system are to capture, filter or discriminate, and convert signal electrons to imaging information. The capability to control practical operating parameters including electron probe size and current, acceleration voltage or landing voltage, working distance, detector selection, and signal filtration is inherently determined by the SEM itself. As a platform for various accessories, e.g. an energy-dispersive spectrometer and an electron backscatter diffraction detector, the properties of the electron optical column, specimen chamber, and stage greatly affect the performance of accessories. Ease-of-use and ease-of-maintenance are of practical importance. It is practically important to select appropriate test specimens, design suitable imaging conditions, and analyze the specimen chamber geometry and dimensions to assess the overall functionality and performance of an SEM. For an SEM that is controlled/operated with a computer, the stable software and user-friendly interface significantly improve the usability of the SEM. SCANNING 38:864-879, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Estresse crônico melhora a função miocárdica sem alterar a atividade do canal-L para Ca+2 em ratos

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    Thiago Bruder-Nascimento

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O estresse crônico está associado à remodelação cardíaca; entretanto, os mecanismos permanecem a ser descobertos. OBJETIVO: A proposta deste estudo foi testar a hipótese de que o estresse crônico promove disfunção cardíaca associada a depressão da atividade do canal-L para Ca2+. M MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar machos com 30 dias de idade (70 - 100 g foram distribuídos dentro de dois grupos: controle (C e estresse crônico (St. O estresse consistiu na imobilização durante 15 semanas, cinco vezes por semana, 1 h por dia. A função cardíaca foi avaliada pela performance do ventrículo esquerdo por meio do ecocardiograma e pelo músculo papilar ventricular isolado. A função do músculo papilar foi avaliada em condição basal e com manobras inotrópicas, como: pós-pausa e elevação na concentração extracelular de Ca2+, na presença ou ausência de um bloqueador específico de canal-L para Ca2+. RESULTADOS: O estresse ficou caracterizado por hipertrofia das glândulas adrenais, aumento nos níveis de corticosterona circulante e por hipertensão arterial. Ainda, o estresse crônico gerou hipertrofia ventricular esquerda. O estresse crônico foi capaz de melhorar a resposta no músculo papilar para manobras inotrópicas positivas. A melhora de função não esteve associada com o canal-L para Ca2+. CONCLUSÃO: O estresse produziu hipertrofia cardíaca; entretanto, nos estudos de músculo papilar isolado, as manobras inotrópicas positivas potencializaram a função cardíaca em ratos estressados, sem o envolvimento do canal-L para Ca2+. Assim os mecanismos responsáveis permanecem incertos para alterações no influxo de Ca2+.

  12. Abordagem transxifóidea sem esternotomia para correção da comunicação interatrial Transxiphoid approach without sternotomy for the correction of atrial septal defect

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    Miguel Barbero-Marcial

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliação de uma nova abordagem cirúrgica para fechamento da comunicação interatrial. MÉTODOS: A abordagem da comunicação interatrial através da janela xifóidea foi realizada em 6 pacientes do sexo masculino e 1 do sexo feminino e a idade variou de 6 meses a 14 anos, com média de idades de 5,1 anos. Em todos, foi utilizada acirculação extracorpórea, através de canulação da artéria femoral e átrio direito e videotoracoscopia para auxiliar a visibilização da aorta e do canal arterial, assim como das estruturas correspondentes às cavidades esquerdas. RESULTADOS: Não houve complicações intra-operatórias ou pós-operatórias e, em todos os pacientes, foi possível a extubação na sala de operações. CONCLUSÃO: A janela xifóidea, sem a abertura do esterno, permitiu a correção da comunicação interatrial com bons resultados, podendo constituir-se em uma nova abordagem, minimamente invasiva.PURPOSE: Evaluate a new access for surgical correction of atrial septal defects. METHODS: The access by xiphoid window was done in 7 cases with atria! septal defect type ostium secundum. The age ranged from 6 months to 14 years, mean-age 5.1 years old. In all cases the extracorporeal circulation was done with femoral artery and right atrial cannulation and aortic clamping. The video-assisted endoscopy was utilized to help the visualization of the aorta, ductus arteriosus and the anatomy of the left intracardiac structures. RESULTS: There was no intraoperative or postoperative complications and in our 7 cases the extubation at the operating room was possible. CONCLUSION: The xiphoid window without opening the sternum permited correction of the atrial septal defect with good results and without complications, and could be used as a new technique, less invasive, to correct these defects.

  13. The relationship between cost estimates reliability and BIM adoption: SEM analysis

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    Ismail, N. A. A.; Idris, N. H.; Ramli, H.; Rooshdi, R. R. Raja Muhammad; Sahamir, S. R.

    2018-02-01

    This paper presents the usage of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) approach in analysing the effects of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology adoption in improving the reliability of cost estimates. Based on the questionnaire survey results, SEM analysis using SPSS-AMOS application examined the relationships between BIM-improved information and cost estimates reliability factors, leading to BIM technology adoption. Six hypotheses were established prior to SEM analysis employing two types of SEM models, namely the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) model and full structural model. The SEM models were then validated through the assessment on their uni-dimensionality, validity, reliability, and fitness index, in line with the hypotheses tested. The final SEM model fit measures are: P-value=0.000, RMSEA=0.0790.90, TLI=0.956>0.90, NFI=0.935>0.90 and ChiSq/df=2.259; indicating that the overall index values achieved the required level of model fitness. The model supports all the hypotheses evaluated, confirming that all relationship exists amongst the constructs are positive and significant. Ultimately, the analysis verified that most of the respondents foresee better understanding of project input information through BIM visualization, its reliable database and coordinated data, in developing more reliable cost estimates. They also perceive to accelerate their cost estimating task through BIM adoption.

  14. Raman-in-SEM, a multimodal and multiscale analytical tool: performance for materials and expertise.

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    Wille, Guillaume; Bourrat, Xavier; Maubec, Nicolas; Lahfid, Abdeltif

    2014-12-01

    The availability of Raman spectroscopy in a powerful analytical scanning electron microscope (SEM) allows morphological, elemental, chemical, physical and electronic analysis without moving the sample between instruments. This paper documents the metrological performance of the SEMSCA commercial Raman interface operated in a low vacuum SEM. It provides multiscale and multimodal analyses as Raman/EDS, Raman/cathodoluminescence or Raman/STEM (STEM: scanning transmission electron microscopy) as well as Raman spectroscopy on nanomaterials. Since Raman spectroscopy in a SEM can be influenced by several SEM-related phenomena, this paper firstly presents a comparison of this new tool with a conventional micro-Raman spectrometer. Then, some possible artefacts are documented, which are due to the impact of electron beam-induced contamination or cathodoluminescence contribution to the Raman spectra, especially with geological samples. These effects are easily overcome by changing or adapting the Raman spectrometer and the SEM settings and methodology. The deletion of the adverse effect of cathodoluminescence is solved by using a SEM beam shutter during Raman acquisition. In contrast, this interface provides the ability to record the cathodoluminescence (CL) spectrum of a phase. In a second part, this study highlights the interest and efficiency of the coupling in characterizing micrometric phases at the same point. This multimodal approach is illustrated with various issues encountered in geosciences. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Feature evaluation of complex hysteresis smoothing and its practical applications to noisy SEM images.

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    Suzuki, Kazuhiko; Oho, Eisaku

    2013-01-01

    Quality of a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image is strongly influenced by noise. This is a fundamental drawback of the SEM instrument. Complex hysteresis smoothing (CHS) has been previously developed for noise removal of SEM images. This noise removal is performed by monitoring and processing properly the amplitude of the SEM signal. As it stands now, CHS may not be so utilized, though it has several advantages for SEM. For example, the resolution of image processed by CHS is basically equal to that of the original image. In order to find wide application of the CHS method in microscopy, the feature of CHS, which has not been so clarified until now is evaluated correctly. As the application of the result obtained by the feature evaluation, cursor width (CW), which is the sole processing parameter of CHS, is determined more properly using standard deviation of noise Nσ. In addition, disadvantage that CHS cannot remove the noise with excessively large amplitude is improved by a certain postprocessing. CHS is successfully applicable to SEM images with various noise amplitudes. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. Performance of SEM scintillation detector evaluated by modulation transfer function and detective quantum efficiency function.

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    Bok, Jan; Schauer, Petr

    2014-01-01

    In the paper, the SEM detector is evaluated by the modulation transfer function (MTF) which expresses the detector's influence on the SEM image contrast. This is a novel approach, since the MTF was used previously to describe only the area imaging detectors, or whole imaging systems. The measurement technique and calculation of the MTF for the SEM detector are presented. In addition, the measurement and calculation of the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) as a function of the spatial frequency for the SEM detector are described. In this technique, the time modulated e-beam is used in order to create well-defined input signal for the detector. The MTF and DQE measurements are demonstrated on the Everhart-Thornley scintillation detector. This detector was alternated using the YAG:Ce, YAP:Ce, and CRY18 single-crystal scintillators. The presented MTF and DQE characteristics show good imaging properties of the detectors with the YAP:Ce or CRY18 scintillator, especially for a specific type of the e-beam scan. The results demonstrate the great benefit of the description of SEM detectors using the MTF and DQE. In addition, point-by-point and continual-sweep e-beam scans in SEM were discussed and their influence on the image quality was revealed using the MTF. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. SEM Leadership

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    Pollock, Kevin

    2012-01-01

    Expectations of higher education leaders are high, varied, and numerous. Leaders are expected not only to be visionary, decisive, and articulate, but also to share information, purposes, commitments, and struggles. Effective leaders must know and understand their faculty and staff; insist on realism; set clear goals and priorities; follow through;…

  18. Dor torácica no transtorno de pânico: sintoma somático ou manifestação de doença arterial coronariana? Chest pain and panic disorder: physical symptom or coronary heart disease presentation?

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    Gastão Luiz Fonseca Soares Filho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O transtorno do pânico (TP pertence ao grupo dos transtornos de ansiedade caracterizado por repetidos e inesperados ataques de pânico, nos quais predominam os sintomas somáticos e intensa apreensão relacionada à idéia de perda de controle ou morte iminente. Entre os sintomas somáticos que o paciente pode apresentar, a dor torácica exerce papel preponderante, reforçando a idéia de que ele esteja desenvolvendo problema cardiovascular grave, ameaçador à vida, levando à repetida busca por atendimento em unidades cardiológicas ou outros serviços de emergência. A isquemia miocárdica desenvolve-se quando o fluxo de sangue coronariano se torna inadequado para alcançar as exigências metabólicas miocárdicas e manter a função cardíaca adequada. Sua principal causa é a doença arterial coronariana (DAC e a mais comum manifestação clínica da isquemia miocárdica é a dor torácica. Este relato de caso ilustra a comorbidade do TP com a DAC, discutindo como lidar com essa complexa situação clínica. O diagnóstico de transtorno de pânico raramente é feito e graves conseqüências podem decorrer disso, inclusive na evolução do transtorno psiquiátrico.Panic disorder is a mental disorder that belongs to the group of the anxiety disorders, characterized by repeated and unexpected panic attacks, in which the somatic symptoms are associated to intense apprehension related to the idea of "loosing control" or an imminent death sensation. Amongst somatic symptoms that patients can present, chest pain plays an important role, reinforcing the idea that the patient is threatened by a serious cardiovascular problem, leading to repeated search for attendance in cardiologic or other emergency rooms. Myocardial ischemia develops when coronary blood flow becomes inadequate to meet the requirements of the myocardium for oxygen and metabolic substrates to maintain adequate cardiac function. Coronary stenosis is considered the main cause of

  19. Perfil lipídico e efeitos da orientação nutricional em adolescentes com história familiar de doença arterial coronariana prematura Lipid profile and nutrition counseling effects in adolescents with family history of premature coronary artery disease

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    Gislaine A. Mendes

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Examinar o perfil lipídico e parâmetros nutricionais de adolescentes com história familiar de doença arterial coronariana (DAC prematura e avaliar os efeitos da orientação nutricional. MÉTODOS: O estudo incluiu 48 adolescentes de ambos os sexos e idades entre 10 e 19 anos (grupo caso, n=18; grupo controle, n=30. RESULTADOS: Os filhos de coronarianos jovens apresentaram valores mais elevados de colesterol total (189 ± 30 vs. 167 ± 26 mg/dl, pOBJECTIVE: To assess lipid profile and nutritional parameters from adolescents with family history of premature coronary artery disease (CAD and assess the effects of nutritional counseling. METHODS: The study included 48 adolescents of both gender and with ages ranging from 10 and 19 years old (case group, n=18; control group, n=30. RESULTS: Offspring of young individuals with coronary artery disease showed higher values of total cholesterol (189 ± 30 vs. 167 ± 26 mg/dl, p < 0.01, LDL-C (144 ± 20 vs. 100 ± 27 mg/dl, p < 0.001 and apoB (80 ± 15 vs. 61 ± 18 mg/dl, p = 0.001 and lower values of HDL-C (45 ± 9 vs. 51 ± 13 mg/dl, p < 0.02 than control young individuals. Differences were not found for triglycerides and apoA-I. With a dietotherapeutic counseling, we obtained a reduction in alimentary consumption of saturated fatty acids (pre: 15.5 ± 4.7% vs. post: 6.6 ± 3.7%, p = 0.003 and an improvement in lipid profile: TC (-8%, p = 0.033, LDL-C (-18.2%, p = 0.001, TG (-53%, p = 0.002 rates in offspring of premature CAD patients who showed hyperlipidemia. CONCLUSION: The presence of dyslipidemia was more prevalent among offspring adolescents of premature CAD patients, but it was responsive to nutritional intervention.

  20. The Effectiveness of Self-Expandable Metallic Stent Insertion in Treating Right-Sided Colonic Obstruction: A Comparison between SEMS and Decompression Tube Placement and an Investigation of the Safety and Difficulties of SEMS Insertion in Right Colons

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    Rintaro Moroi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS is widely used to treat malignant colonic obstruction. However, most reports about SEMS insertion have concentrated on the left colon. This study aimed to (1 investigate the effectiveness of SEMS insertion compared with conventional decompression tube for right-sided colonic obstruction and (2 compare the safety and technical success of SEMS insertion between left- and right-sided colonic obstructions. Methods. The data from thirty-seven patients who underwent SEMS or conventional decompression tube placement for malignant colonic obstruction in our hospital were analyzed retrospectively. Technical and clinical success, complications, and technical difficulties were analyzed. We compared the results between SEMS insertion and decompression tube placement in right colons and the outcomes of SEMS insertion between right- and left-sided colonic obstructions. Results. For right colons, the clinical success rate of SEMS insertion (100% was significantly higher than that of decompression tube placement (55.9%. Concerning SEMS insertion, the technical difficulty and safety of SEMS insertion were similar between right- and left-sided colonic obstructions. Conclusion. SEMS insertion for right-sided colon is significantly more effective than conventional decompression tube placement, and this procedure was safer and less technically challenging than expected. SEMS insertion should be considered for treating right-sided malignant colonic obstruction.

  1. Recent improvement of a FIB-SEM serial-sectioning method for precise 3D image reconstruction - application of the orthogonally-arranged FIB-SEM.

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    Hara, Toru

    2014-11-01

    IntroductionWe installed the first "orthogonally-arranged" FIB-SEM in 2011. The most characteristic point of this instrument is that the FIB and SEM columns are perpendicularly mounted; this is specially designed to obtain a serial-sectioning dataset more accurately and precisely with higher contrast and higher spatial resolution compare to other current FIB-SEMs [1]. Since the installation in 2011, we have developed the hardware and methodology of the serial-sectioning based on this orthogonal FIB-SEM. In order to develop this technique, we have widely opened this instrument to every researcher of all fields. In the presentation, I would like to introduce some of application results that are obtained by users of this instrument. The characteristic points of the orthogonal systemFigure 1 shows a difference between the standard and the orthogonal FIB-SEM systems: In the standard system, shown in Fig.1(a), optical axes of a FIB and a SEM crosses around 60deg., while in the orthogonal system (Fig.1(b)), they are perpendicular to each other. The standard arrangement (a) is certainly suitable for TEM lamellae preparation etc. because the FIB and the SEM can see the same position simultaneously. However, for a serial-sectioning, it is not to say the best arrangement. One of the reasons is that the sliced plane by the FIB is not perpendicular to the electron beam so that the background contrast is not uniform and observed plane is distorted. On the other hand, in case of the orthogonally-arranged system,(b), these problems are resolved. In addition, spatial resolution can keep high enough even in a low accelerating voltage (e.g. 500V) because a working distance is set very small, 2mm. From these special design, we can obtain the serial-sectioning dataset from rather wide area (∼100um) with high spatial resolution (Max. 2×2×2nm). As this system has many kinds of detectors: SE, ET, Backscatter Electron(Energy-selective), EDS, EBSD, STEM(BF&ADF), with Ar+ ion-gun and a

  2. A combined SEM, CV and EIS study of multi-layered porous ceramic reactors for flue gas purification

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    He, Zeming; Andersen, Kjeld Bøhm; Nygaard, Frederik Berg

    2013-01-01

    The effect of sintering temperature of 12-layered porous ceramic reactors (comprising 5 cells) was studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The difference in microstructures of the reactors was evaluated by SEM...

  3. In-situ SEM microchip setup for electrochemical experiments with water based solutions

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    Jensen, E.; Købler, C.; Jensen, P.S.; Mølhave, K.

    2013-01-01

    Studying electrochemical (EC) processes with electron microscopes offers the possibility of achieving much higher resolution imaging of nanoscale processes in real time than with optical microscopes. We have developed a vacuum sealed liquid sample electrochemical cell with electron transparent windows, microelectrodes and an electrochemical reference electrode. The system, called the EC-SEM Cell, is used to study electrochemical reactions in liquid with a standard scanning electron microscope (SEM). The central component is a microfabricated chip with a thin (50 nm) Si-rich silicon nitride (SiNx) window with lithographically defined platinum microelectrodes. We show here the design principles of the EC-SEM system, its detailed construction and how it has been used to perform a range of EC experiments, two of which are presented here. It is shown that the EC-SEM Cell can survive extended in-situ EC experiments. Before the EC experiments we characterized the beam current being deposited in the liquid as this will affect the experiments. The first EC experiment shows the influence of the electron-beam (e-beam) on a nickel solution by inducing electroless nickel deposition on the window when increasing the current density from the e-beam. The second experiment shows electrolysis in EC-SEM Cell, induced by the built-in electrodes. - Highlights: • New in-situ SEM system for electrochemistry. • In-situ Beam current measurements through liquid. • In-situ SEM E-beam-induced electroless deposition of Ni. • In-situ electrolysis

  4. In-situ SEM microchip setup for electrochemical experiments with water based solutions

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    Jensen, E., E-mail: eric.jensen@nanotech.dtu.dk [DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads, Building 345E, 2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); DTU CEN, Technical University of Denmark, Fysikvej, Building 307, 2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Købler, C., E-mail: carsten.kobler@nanotech.dtu.dk [DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads, Building 345E, 2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); DTU CEN, Technical University of Denmark, Fysikvej, Building 307, 2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Jensen, P.S., E-mail: psj@kemi.dtu.dk [DTU Kemi, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet, Building 207, 2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Mølhave, K., E-mail: kristian.molhave@nanotech.dtu.dk [DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads, Building 345E, 2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    2013-06-15

    Studying electrochemical (EC) processes with electron microscopes offers the possibility of achieving much higher resolution imaging of nanoscale processes in real time than with optical microscopes. We have developed a vacuum sealed liquid sample electrochemical cell with electron transparent windows, microelectrodes and an electrochemical reference electrode. The system, called the EC-SEM Cell, is used to study electrochemical reactions in liquid with a standard scanning electron microscope (SEM). The central component is a microfabricated chip with a thin (50 nm) Si-rich silicon nitride (SiNx) window with lithographically defined platinum microelectrodes. We show here the design principles of the EC-SEM system, its detailed construction and how it has been used to perform a range of EC experiments, two of which are presented here. It is shown that the EC-SEM Cell can survive extended in-situ EC experiments. Before the EC experiments we characterized the beam current being deposited in the liquid as this will affect the experiments. The first EC experiment shows the influence of the electron-beam (e-beam) on a nickel solution by inducing electroless nickel deposition on the window when increasing the current density from the e-beam. The second experiment shows electrolysis in EC-SEM Cell, induced by the built-in electrodes. - Highlights: • New in-situ SEM system for electrochemistry. • In-situ Beam current measurements through liquid. • In-situ SEM E-beam-induced electroless deposition of Ni. • In-situ electrolysis.

  5. The importance of scanning electron microscopy (sem in taxonomy and morphology of Chironomidae (Diptera

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    Andrzej Kownacki

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper reports on the value of scanning electron microscopy (SEM in the taxonomy and morphology of Chironomidae. This method has been relatively rarely used in Chironomidae studies. Our studies suggest that the SEM method provides a lot of new information. For example, the plastron plate of the thoracic horn of Macropelopia nebulosa (Meigen under light microscopy is visible as points, while under SEM we have found that it consists of a reticular structure with holes. By using SEM a more precise picture of the body structure of Chironomidae can be revealed. It allows researchers to explain inconsistencies in the existing descriptions of species. Another advantage of the SEM method is obtaining spatial images of the body and organs of Chironomidae. However, the SEM method also has some limitations. The main problem is dirt or debris (e.g. algae, mud, secretions, mucus, bacteria, etc., which often settles on the external surface of structures, especially those which are uneven or covered with hair. The dirt should be removed after collection of chironomid material because if left in place it can become chemically fixed to various surfaces. It unnecessarily remains at the surface and final microscopic images may contain artifacts that obscure chironomid structures being investigated. In this way many details of the surface are thus unreadable. The results reported here indicate that SEM examination helps us to identify new morphological features and details that will facilitate the identification of species of Chironomidae and may help to clarify the function of various parts of the body. Fast development of electron microscope technique allows us to learn more about structure of different organisms.

  6. Evaluation of depth of field in SEM images in terms of the information-passing capacity (IPC) and contrast gradient in SEM image

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    Sato, Mitsugu; Ishitani, Tohru; Watanabe, Shunya; Nakagawa, Mine

    2004-01-01

    The depth of field (DoF) in scanning electron microscope (SEM) images has been determined by estimating the change of image sharpness or resolution near the exact focus position. The image sharpness or resolution along the optical axis is determined by calculating the information-passing capacity (IPC) of an optical system taking into account the effect of pixel size of the image. The change of image sharpness near the exact focus position is determined by measuring the slope gradient of the line profile in SEM images obtained at various focal positions of beam. The change of image sharpness along the optical axis determined by the IPC agrees well with those determined by the slope gradient of line profiles in SEM images when a Gaussian distribution having radius 0.86L p (L p : pixel size in image) at which the intensity has fallen to 1/e of the maximum is applied to the IPC calculation for each pixel intensity. The change of image sharpness near the exact focus position has also been compared with those determined by the CG (Contrast-to-Gradient) method. The CG method slightly underestimates the change of image sharpness compared with those determined by the IPC method

  7. Perfil evolutivo das varizes esofágicas pós esplenectomia associada à ligadura da veia gástrica esquerda e escleroterapia na hipertensão portal esquistossomótica Evolutional profile of the esophageal varices after splenectomy associated with ligation of the left gastric vein and sclerotherapy in schistosomal portal hypertension

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    João Batista-Neto

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: A esquistossomose mansônica afeta 200 milhões de pessoas em 70 países do mundo. Estima-se que 10% dos infectados evoluirão para a forma hepatoesplênica e, destes, 30% progredirão para hipertensão portal e varizes esofagogástricas, cuja expressão será através de hemorragia digestiva com mortalidade relevante no primeiro episódio hemorrágico. Múltiplas técnicas cirúrgicas foram desenvolvidas para prevenir o ressangramento. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o perfil evolutivo das varizes esofágicas após esplenectomia + ligadura da veia gástrica esquerda associada à escleroterapia endoscópica na hipertensão portal esquistossomótica. MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo, observacional, de pacientes esquistossomóticos com antecedentes de hemorragia digestiva alta, submetidos à esplenectomia + ligadura da veia gástrica esquerda e escleroterapia. As variáveis estudadas foram perfil evolutivo das varizes esofágicas antes e após a operação e índice de recidiva hemorrágica. RESULTADOS: Amostra foi constituída por 30 pacientes distribuídos, quanto ao gênero, em 15 doentes para cada sexo. A idade variou de 19 a 74 anos (mediana=43 anos. Houve redução do grau, calibre e red spots em todos os pacientes (pBACKGROUND: The schistosomiasis affects 200 million people in 70 countries worldwide. It is estimated that 10% of those infected will develop hepatosplenic status and of these, 30% will progress to portal hypertension and esophagogastric varices, whose expression is through gastrointestinal bleeding with significant mortality in the first bleeding episode. Multiple surgical techniques have been developed to prevent re-bleeding. AIM: To evaluate the evolutional profile of esophageal varices after splenectomy + ligation of the left gastric vein associated with endoscopic sclerotherapy in schistosomal portal hypertension. METHODS: Prospective and observational study including schistosomiasis patients with previous history of upper digestive

  8. Experimental investigation on 3D-SEM reconstructions of a wire gauge using stereo-pair technique

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    Carli, Lorenzo; Genta, G.; Cantatore, Angela

    2011-01-01

    In this work an experimental investigation is addressed concerning 3D-SEM reconstructions obtained from the so-called stereo-pair technique. Three-dimensional topography of an object can be derived from two SEM images acquired from two different angles, through item rotation by means of the SEM...

  9. Contraste de condutividade hidráulica em solos de texturas arenosa e argilosa encontrados nos tributários da margem esquerda do rio tijuco, município de Ituiutaba (MG / DISTINCTION OF THE HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY BETWEEN SAND AND CLAYEY TEXTURE SOILS FROM TRIBUTARY OF THE TIJUCO LEFT BORDER RIVER, ITUIUTABA, MINAS GERAIS STATE, BRAZIL

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    Luiz Antonio de LAO Oliveira

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste trabalho é determinar as diferenças de condutividade hidráulica entre solos de textura arenosa e argilosa nos tributários da margem esquerda do Rio Tijuco, município de Ituiutaba/MG. Utilizou-se as técnicas de anéis concêntricos e open end hole para a determinação das condutividades hidráulicas na superfície do terreno e nas profundidades de 0,5, 1,0 e 1,5 m. Análise granulométrica indicou texturas franco-argilo-arenosa para os latossolos vermelhos, e argilosa para os nitossolos vermelhos férricos. Os valores de condutividade hidráulica de superfície nos pontos P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 e P6 variaram entre 1x10-4 a 9x10-5. A 0,5 m de profundidade os valores variaram entre 9x10-7 a 9x10-6; para a profundidade de 1,0 m, os valores estiveram entre 5x10-6 e 1x10-6, finalmente, os resultados para a profundidade de 1,5 m, os valores variaram entre 5x10-6 a 1x10-6. Análise dos resultados demonstra que a estrutura do solo exerce maior controle na condutividade hidráulica (respectiva eficiência de infiltração de que a granulometria. Nesse caso, os nitossolos, mesmo sendo solos mais argilosos que os latossolos, de modo geral, apresentaram resultados maiores de condutividade hidráulica em função da alta densidade de fendas, típicas de expansão e contração de argilas de alta atividade.

  10. A Teoria dos Blocos Semânticos em revisão

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    Julio Cesar Machado

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available A Teoria dos Blocos Semânticos ocupa lugar significativo nos trabalhos mundiais em Semântica, Argumentação e Enunciação, dentre outros. Por isso sua pertinência para a Linguística reclama uma reflexão. O presente trabalho pretende refletir algumas reformulações na Teoria dos Blocos Semânticos nas últimas duas décadas, a saber: (a polifonia, (b bloco semântico, e (c quadrado argumentativo. Especificamente, trataremos das seguintes relações: (a’ da Teoria Polifônica da Enunciação à Teoria Argumentativa da Polifonia; (b’ do bloco semântico ao semi-bloco; e (c’ do quadrado argumentativo ao cubo argumentativo. A necessidade deste trabalho é duplamente justificada: (i devido à constante revisão teórica do arcabouço teórico deste saber, sobretudo na sua última década, característica de Marion Carel e de Oswald Ducrot; e (ii pela falta de tradução/circulação no Brasil de obras fundamentais no que tange à re-elaboração das noções chaves desta teoria.

  11. SEM-REV: A sea test site for Marine Energy Converter

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    Berhault, Christian; Le Crom, Izan; Le Bihan, Gerard

    2015-01-01

    Thanks to a main funding of Region des Pays de la Loire, the sea test site SEM-REV has been developed by Ecole Centrale de Nantes since 2007 to test both Wave Energy Converters and Floating Wind Turbine in real sea conditions. The sea test site is equipped with a set of oceanographic sensors and with an electric cable of 8 MW, connected to the French grid. The project is located close to Le Croisic, Western coast of France. SEM-REV is one of the main test facilities operated by Ecole Centrale de Nantes to support MRE technologies development. After presenting the initial motivations of the SEM-REV development, the paper describes, in parts 1 and 2, the complete administrative and technical processes that were followed to reach SEM-REV commissioning in 2014. The third part is focused on the exploitation process, including technical and contractual specifications imposed to the MRE developers for installation, tests and decommissioning phases. Some words are given also on the R and D projects using the SEM-REV in-situ monitoring system: prediction of environmental conditions, bio-fooling, acoustic impact. Even if operational phase is not started, expected extensions of the tests site are listed. (authors)

  12. The use of SEM/EDS method in mineralogical analysis of ordinary chondritic meteorite

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    Breda Mirtič

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersiveX-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS for determination of mineral phases according to their stoichiometry and assessment of mineral composition of ordinary chondritic meteorite. For the purposes of this study, H3 type ordinary chondritic meteorite Abbott was selected. SEM/EDS allows identification and characterisation of mineralphases, whose size is below the resolution of an optical microscope. Mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix were located in backscattered electron (BSE mode and were assessed from atomic proportions of constituent elements, obtained by the EDS analysis. SEM/EDS analyses of mineral phases showed that Abbott meteorite is characterised by Fe-rich (Fe, Ni-alloy kamacite, Fe-sulphide troilite or pyrrhotite, chromite, Mg-rich olivine, orthopyroxene bronzite or hypersthene, clinopyroxene Al-diopside, acid plagioclase oligoclase, accessory mineral chlorapatite and secondary minerals Fe-hydroxides (goethite or lepidocrocite. Results of semi-quantitative analyses confirmed that most of analysed mineralphases conform well to stoichiometric minerals with minor deviations of oxygen from stoichiometric proportions. Comparison between mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix was also performed, however it showed no significant differences in elemental composition.Differences in chemical composition between minerals in interstitial matrix and chondrules are sometimes too small to be discernedby the SEM/EDS, therefore knowledge of SEM/EDS capabilities is important for correct interpretation of chondrite formation.

  13. In Situ Characterization of Boehmite Particles in Water Using Liquid SEM.

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    Yao, Juan; Arey, Bruce W; Yang, Li; Zhang, Fei; Komorek, Rachel; Chun, Jaehun; Yu, Xiao-Ying

    2017-09-27

    In situ imaging and elemental analysis of boehmite (AlOOH) particles in water is realized using the System for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface (SALVI) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). This paper describes the method and key steps in integrating the vacuum compatible SAVLI to SEM and obtaining secondary electron (SE) images of particles in liquid in high vacuum. Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) is used to obtain elemental analysis of particles in liquid and control samples including deionized (DI) water only and an empty channel as well. Synthesized boehmite (AlOOH) particles suspended in liquid are used as a model in the liquid SEM illustration. The results demonstrate that the particles can be imaged in the SE mode with good resolution (i.e., 400 nm). The AlOOH EDX spectrum shows significant signal from the aluminum (Al) when compared with the DI water and the empty channel control. In situ liquid SEM is a powerful technique to study particles in liquid with many exciting applications. This procedure aims to provide technical know-how in order to conduct liquid SEM imaging and EDX analysis using SALVI and to reduce potential pitfalls when using this approach.

  14. New airtight transfer box for SEM experiments: Application to lithium and sodium metals observation and analyses.

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    Stephant, Nicolas; Grissa, Rabeb; Guillou, Fanch; Bretaudeau, Mickaël; Borjon-Piron, Yann; Guillet, Jacques; Moreau, Philippe

    2018-04-18

    The surface of some materials reacts very quickly on contact with air, either because it is oxidized or because it gets humidity from the air. For the sake of original surface observation by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), we conceived an airtight transfer box to keep the samples under vacuum from the place of manufacturing to the SEM chamber. This object is designed to fit in all the models of SEM including those provided with an airlock chamber. The design is voluntarily simplified to allow the manufacturing of the object by a standard mechanical workshop. The transfer box can be easily opened by gravity inside the SEM and allows the preservation of the best vacuum inside, before opening. SEM images and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX) analyses of metallic lithium and sodium samples are presented prior and after exposure to the air. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) analyses of all samples are also discussed in order to investigate the chemical environments of the detected elements. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Orientation mapping by transmission-SEM with an on-axis detector

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    Fundenberger, J.J.; Bouzy, E.; Goran, D.; Guyon, J.; Yuan, H.; Morawiec, A.

    2016-01-01

    Conventional orientation mapping in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a valuable technique for characterizing crystalline materials, but its application to ultrafine or nano-grain materials is limited by its spatial resolution. The resolution can be increased by collecting transmission diffraction patterns in SEM. In previous works, such patterns were collected using off-axis detectors in nearly vertical position. To avoid some drawbacks of such arrangement, a new configuration was devised in which the scintillator is located underneath the thin foil on the optical axis of the microscope, and the light is reflected towards the camera by a mirror. This simple configuration gives intense patterns even at very low probe currents, and can be potentially used for collecting maps of relatively high spatial resolution. Example maps reveal details with dimensions of about 5 nm. Because of its resolution and geometric simplicity, the proposed configuration will open new opportunities in SEM-based characterization of nanocrystalline materials. - Highlights: • New experimental configuration for SEM-based orientation mapping is presented. • The geometry of recording transmission Kikuchi patterns in SEM is simplified. • The new configuration allows for reaching relatively high spatial resolution.

  16. Surgery on spinal epidural metastases (SEM) in renal cell carcinoma: a plea for a new paradigm.

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    Bakker, Nicolaas A; Coppes, Maarten H; Vergeer, Rob A; Kuijlen, Jos M A; Groen, Rob J M

    2014-09-01

    Prediction models for outcome of decompressive surgical resection of spinal epidural metastases (SEM) have in common that they have been developed for all types of SEM, irrespective of the type of primary tumor. It is our experience in clinical practice, however, that these models often fail to accurately predict outcome in the individual patient. To investigate whether decision making could be optimized by applying tumor-specific prediction models. For the proof of concept, we analyzed patients with SEM from renal cell carcinoma that we have operated on. Retrospective chart analysis 2006 to 2012. Twenty-one consecutive patients with symptomatic SEM of renal cell carcinoma. Predictive factors for survival. Next to established predictive factors for survival, we analyzed the predictive value of the Motzer criteria in these patients. The Motzer criteria comprise a specific and validated risk model for survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma. After multivariable analysis, only Motzer intermediate (hazard ratio [HR] 17.4, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.82-166, p=.01) and high risk (HR 39.3, 95% CI 3.10-499, p=.005) turned out to be significantly associated with survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma that we have operated on. In this study, we have demonstrated that decision making could have been optimized by implementing the Motzer criteria next to established prediction models. We, therefore, suggest that in future, in patients with SEM from renal cell carcinoma, the Motzer criteria are also taken into account. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Soft tissue digestion of Paradiplozoon vaalense for SEM of sclerites and simultaneous molecular analysis.

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    Dos Santos, Q M; Avenant-Oldewage, A

    2015-02-01

    Classification of most monogeneans is primarily based on size, shape, and arrangement of haptoral sclerites. These structures are often obscured or misinterpreted when studied using light microscopy, leading to confusion regarding defining characters. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has predominantly been used to study haptoral sclerites in smaller monogeneans, focusing on hooks and anchors. In the Diplozoidae, SEM has not been used to study haptoral sclerites. Using new and modified techniques, the sclerites of diplozoids collected in South Africa were successfully studied using SEM. The digestion buffer from a DNA extraction kit was used to digest the surrounding tissue, and Poly-L-lysine-coated and concavity slides were employed to limit the movement and loss of sclerites, with the latter being more user-friendly. In addition to the success of visualizing the sclerites using SEM, the digested tissue from as little as half of the haptor provided viable genetic material for molecular characterization. From the results presented here, the study of the sclerites of larger monogeneans using SEM, including those bearing clamps, is a viable possibility for future research. Also, this method may be beneficial for the study of other, non-haptoral sclerites, such as cirri in other families of monogeneans. During this study, Labeo capensis was noted as a valid host of Paradiplozoon vaalense in a region of the Vaal River where the type host, Labeo umbratus, appears to be absent.

  18. SEM/EDS and optical microscopy analyses of microplastics in ocean trawl and fish guts.

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    Wang, Zhong-Min; Wagner, Jeff; Ghosal, Sutapa; Bedi, Gagandeep; Wall, Stephen

    2017-12-15

    Microplastic particles from Atlantic and Pacific Ocean trawls, lab-fed fish guts and ocean fish guts have been characterized using optical microscopy and SEM/EDS in terms of size, morphology, and chemistry. We assessed whether these measurements could serve as a rapid screening process for subsequent identification of the likely microplastic candidates by micro-spectroscopy. Optical microscopy enabled morphological classification of the types of particles or fibers present in the sample, as well as the quantification of particle size ranges and fiber lengths. SEM/EDS analysis was used to rule out non-plastic particles and screen the prepared samples for potential microplastic, based on their element signatures and surface characteristics. Chlorinated plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) could be easily identified with SEM/EDS due to their unique elemental signatures including chlorine, as could mineral species that are falsely identified as plastics by optical microscopy. Particle morphology determined by optical microscopy and SEM suggests the fish ingested particles contained both degradation fragments from larger plastic pieces and also manufactured microplastics. SEM images of microplastic particle surfaces revealed characteristic cracks consistent with environmental exposure, as well as pigment particles consistent with manufactured materials. Most of the microplastic surfaces in the fish guts and ocean trawls were covered with biofilms, radiolarians, and crustaceans. Many of the fish stomachs contained micro-shell pieces which visually resembled microplastics. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Minimal resin embedding of multicellular specimens for targeted FIB-SEM imaging.

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    Schieber, Nicole L; Machado, Pedro; Markert, Sebastian M; Stigloher, Christian; Schwab, Yannick; Steyer, Anna M

    2017-01-01

    Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is a powerful tool to perform ultrastructural analysis of targeted tissues or cells. The large field of view of the light microscope (LM) enables quick and efficient surveys of the whole specimen. It is also compatible with live imaging, giving access to functional assays. CLEM protocols take advantage of the features to efficiently retrace the position of targeted sites when switching from one modality to the other. They more often rely on anatomical cues that are visible both by light and electron microscopy. We present here a simple workflow where multicellular specimens are embedded in minimal amounts of resin, exposing their surface topology that can be imaged by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). LM and SEM both benefit from a large field of view that can cover whole model organisms. As a result, targeting specific anatomic locations by focused ion beam-SEM (FIB-SEM) tomography becomes straightforward. We illustrate this application on three different model organisms, used in our laboratory: the zebrafish embryo Danio rerio, the marine worm Platynereis dumerilii, and the dauer larva of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Here we focus on the experimental steps to reduce the amount of resin covering the samples and to image the specimens inside an FIB-SEM. We expect this approach to have widespread applications for volume electron microscopy on multiple model organisms. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Refinement of Monte Carlo simulations of electron-specimen interaction in low-voltage SEM

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    Kieft, Erik; Bosch, Eric

    2008-01-01

    A Monte Carlo tool is presented for the simulation of secondary electron (SE) emission in a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The tool is based on the Geant4 platform of CERN. The modularity of this platform makes it comparatively easy to add and test individual physical models. Our aim has been to develop a flexible and generally applicable tool, while at the same time including a good description of low-energy (<50 eV) interactions of electrons with matter. To this end we have combined Mott cross-sections with phonon-scattering based cross-sections for the elastic scattering of electrons, and we have adopted a dielectric function theory approach for inelastic scattering and generation of SEs. A detailed model of the electromagnetic fields from an actual SEM column has been included in the tool for ray tracing of secondary and backscattered electrons. Our models have been validated against experimental results through comparison of the simulation results with experimental yields, SE spectra and SEM images. It is demonstrated that the resulting simulation package is capable of quantitatively predicting experimental SEM images and is an important tool in building a deeper understanding of SEM imaging.

  1. Speciation of uranium in minerals by Sem, Tem, μ-PIXE, XPS and XAFS

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    Toshihiko Ohnuki; Hiroshi Isobe; Tomihiro Kamiya; Takuro Sakai; Takashi Murakami

    2001-01-01

    Many kinds of electromagnetic waves and particle beams are used as analytical probes for the investigation of uranium-mineralogy and speciation. The representatives of the probes are SEM, TEM, μ-PIRE, XPS and XAFS. Each of these analytical probes has its own advantages and disadvantages. We have performed studies to compare the advantages and disadvantages on the basis of the analysis of the distribution and speciation of U containing rock samples collected at the Koongarra uranium deposit, Australia. The spatial resolutions of the probes are in the order of TEM>SEM, μ-PIXE>XFAS, XPS. The lower detection limits of the probes are in the order of μ-PIXE< TEM, SEM< XFAS, XPS. Oxidation state of U was determined by XFAS and XPS. These results indicate that combination of the above probes can give us sufficient data on U speciation not only in natural rock samples but in solid samples obtained in the laboratory. (authors)

  2. Carotene location in processed food samples measured by cryo In-SEM Raman.

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    Lopez-Sanchez, Patricia; Schumm, Stephan; Pudney, Paul D A; Hazekamp, Johan

    2011-09-21

    Cryo In-SEM Raman has been used for the first time to localise carotene compounds in a food matrix. Raman spectra of lycopene and β-carotene have been obtained from sampling oil droplets and plant cell structures visualised with cryo-SEM in tomato and carrot based emulsions containing 5% oil. It was possible to identify the carotenoids in both the oil droplets and the cell walls. Furthermore our results gave some indication that the carotenoids were in the non-crystalline state. It has been suggested that a higher amount of carotenes solubilised into the oil phase of the food matrix would lead to a higher bioaccessibility, thus understanding the effect of processing conditions on micronutrients distribution in a food matrix might help the design of plant based food products with a better nutritional quality. This shows improved structural characterisation of the cryo-SEM with the molecular sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy as a promising approach for complex biological problems.

  3. The advancement of the built environment research through employment of structural equation modeling (SEM)

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    Wasilah, S.; Fahmyddin, T.

    2018-03-01

    The employment of structural equation modeling (SEM) in research has taken an increasing attention in among researchers in built environment. There is a gap to understand the attributes, application, and importance of this approach in data analysis in built environment study. This paper intends to provide fundamental comprehension of SEM method in data analysis, unveiling attributes, employment and significance and bestow cases to assess associations amongst variables and constructs. The study uses some main literature to grasp the essence of SEM regarding with built environment research. The better acknowledgment of this analytical tool may assist the researcher in the built environment to analyze data under complex research questions and to test multivariate models in a single study.

  4. High resolution SEM characterization of nano-precipitates in ODS steels.

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    Jóźwik, Iwona; Strojny-Nędza, Agata; Chmielewski, Marcin; Pietrzak, Katarzyna; Kurpaska, Łukasz; Nosewicz, Szymon

    2018-05-01

    The performance of the present-day scanning electron microscopy (SEM) extends far beyond delivering electronic images of the surface topography. Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steel is on of the most promising materials for the future nuclear fusion reactor because of its good radiation resistance, and higher operation temperature up to 750°C. The microstructure of ODS should not exceed tens of nm, therefore there is a strong need in a fast and reliable technique for their characterization. In this work, the results of low-kV SEM characterization of nanoprecipitates formed in the ODS matrix are presented. Application of highly sensitive photo-diode BSE detector in SEM imaging allowed for the registration of single nm-sized precipitates in the vicinity of the ODS alloys. The composition of the precipitates has been confirmed by TEM-EDS. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Enhanced EDX images by fusion of multimodal SEM images using pansharpening techniques.

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    Franchi, G; Angulo, J; Moreaud, M; Sorbier, L

    2018-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to explore the potential interest of image fusion in the context of multimodal scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging. In particular, we aim at merging the backscattered electron images that usually have a high spatial resolution but do not provide enough discriminative information to physically classify the nature of the sample, with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) images that have discriminative information but a lower spatial resolution. The produced images are named enhanced EDX. To achieve this goal, we have compared the results obtained with classical pansharpening techniques for image fusion with an original approach tailored for multimodal SEM fusion of information. Quantitative assessment is obtained by means of two SEM images and a simulated dataset produced by a software based on PENELOPE. © 2017 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2017 Royal Microscopical Society.

  6. Development of an Economical Interfacing Circuit for Upgrading of SEM Data Printing System

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    Punnachaiya, S.; Thong-Aram, D.

    2002-01-01

    The operating conditions of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) i.e., magnification, accelerating voltage, micron mark and film identification labeling, are very important for the accurate interpretation of a micrograph picture. In the old model SEM, the built-in data printing system for film identification can be inputted only the numerical number. This will be made a confusing problems when various operating conditions were applied in routine work. An economical interfacing circuit, therefore, was developed to upgrade the data printing system for capable of alphanumerical labeling. The developed circuit was tested on both data printing systems of JSM-T220 and JSM-T330 (JEOL SEM). It was found that the interfacing function worked properly and easily installed

  7. Comparison of multilayered nanowire imaging by SEM and Helium Ion Microscopy

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    Inkson, B J; Peng, Y; Jepson, M A E; Rodenburg, C; Liu, X

    2010-01-01

    The helium ion microscope (HeIM) is capable of probe sizes smaller than SEM and, with intrinsically small ion/sample interaction volumes, may therefore potentially offer higher spatial resolution secondary electron (SE) imaging of nanostructures. Here 55 nm diameter CoPt/Pt multilayered nanowires have been imaged by HeIM, SEM and TEM. It is found that there is an increased resolution of nanowire surface topography in HeIM SE images compared to SEM, however there is a reduction of materials contrast of the alternating Pt and CoPt layers. This can be attributed to the increased contribution of surface contamination layers to the ion-induced SE signal, and carbon is also observed to grow on the nanowires under prolonged HeIM scanning.

  8. Precise and economic FIB/SEM for CLEM: with 2 nm voxels through mitosis.

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    Luckner, Manja; Wanner, Gerhard

    2018-05-23

    A portfolio is presented documenting economic, high-resolution correlative focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB/SEM) in routine, comprising: (i) the use of custom-labeled slides and coverslips, (ii) embedding of cells in thin, or ultra-thin resin layers for correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and (iii) the claim to reach the highest resolution possible with FIB/SEM in xyz. Regions of interest (ROIs) defined in light microscope (LM), can be relocated quickly and precisely in SEM. As proof of principle, HeLa cells were investigated in 3D context at all stages of the cell cycle, documenting ultrastructural changes during mitosis: nuclear envelope breakdown and reassembly, Golgi degradation and reconstitution and the formation of the midzone and midbody.

  9. Encontros e desvios nos semáforos: investigando artistas em Florianópolis/SC

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    Beatriz S. Albino

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2178-4582.2012v46n2p469 A ideia de investigar artistas que atuam em semáforos de Florianópolis/SC teve sua origem em um estranhamento que nos fez vê-los na forma de uma alteridade radical. A pesquisa etnográfica permitiu descobrir relações simbólicas de pertencimentoe de desvio entre os artistas, destacando-se a figura de um “outro”, próximo, mas perigoso, que partilha simbolicamente os semáforos: o micróbio, estrangeiro que faria confundir o artista com a marginalidade. No semáforo ocorre também, no entanto, a reafirmação, por meio das performances dos artistas, do que deles é esperado: a comicidade, o virtuosismo, a aparência adequada.

  10. PAT and SEM study of porous silicon formed by anodization methods

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    Liu Jian; Wei Long; Wang Huiyao; Ma Chuangxin; Wang Baoyi

    2000-01-01

    The porous silicon formed by anodization of crystal silicon was studied by positron annihilation technique (PAT) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The PAT experiments showed that the mean life and vacancy defects increased with the increasing anodization time. While the intensities of the longest lifetime, several ns-tens ns (ortho-positronium) dropped down. Small single-crystal Si spheres with mean radius of a few μm were observed by SEM after anodization. Pits with mean radius of a few μm from the divorcement of single-crystal spheres were also observed after further anodization. The increases of vacancy defects might be that the extension of structures of porous silicon towards inner layer with anodization time and caused more vacancy defects in inner layer. The SEM observation presented another possibility of the increase of density of vacancy defects in surface layer induced by the change of structures

  11. SEM studies of the structure of the gels prepared from untreated and radiation modified potato starch

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    Cieśla, Krystyna; Sartowska, Bożena; Królak, Edward

    2015-01-01

    Potato starch was irradiated with a 60 Co gamma rays using doses of 5, 10, 20 and 30 kGy. Gels containing ca. 9.1% of starch were prepared by heating the starch suspensions in the heating chamber stabilized at 100 °C. Four procedures were applied for preparation of the samples in regard to SEM studies and the ability to observe the radiation effect by SEM was assessed for each method. Differences were observed between the SEM images recorded for the non-irradiated samples prepared using all the methods, and those irradiated. Images of the non-irradiated gels indicate generally a honey-comb structure, while smooth areas but with oriented fractures has appeared after irradiation. Modification of gel structure corresponds to the applied dose. The results were related to the process of gel formation (as observed by means of the hot stage microscope) to decrease in swelling power of the irradiated starch and to decreased viscosity of the resulting gels. It can be concluded that the differences in structural properties of gels shown by SEM result probably due to the better homogenization of the gels formed after radiation induced degradation. - Highlights: • Four procedures of the preservation of starch gels for SEM studies were applied. • The ability to observe the radiation effect by SEM was assessed for each method. • Dose dependent changes in the gel structure were discovered. • It was related to decrease in the swelling power and decreased viscosity of the gels. • A hot-stage microscope was applied in order to follow the gelatinization process

  12. A SEM-correlation of the anatomy of the vitreous body: making visible the invisible.

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    Jongebloed, W L; Humalda, D; Worst, J F

    1986-12-30

    The naked human vitreous (sclera, iris and cornea removed) suspended in water does not reveal inner structures. After ink injection into the vitreous, the presence of different compartments and the existence of cisterns becomes evident. A concept of the internal system of cisterns is given on the basis of stereoscopic-lightmicroscopic images. An attempt is made to correlate images of the complete vitreous body, obtained with a stereo-lightmicroscope, with images of segments of cisternal walls produced with a scanning electron-microscope (SEM). A comparison is made between SEM-images of the vitreous bodies of human and rabbit eyes.

  13. Neuropsicología de la demencia semántica

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    Andrade Quintero, Luz Helena

    2012-01-01

    La Demencia Semántica causa alteraciones en la capacidad para recordar el significado de las palabras, rostros y objetos, producto de atrofia asimétrica o bilateral de los lóbulos temporales anteriores. Clínicamente se han observado múltiples síndromes clínicos superpuestos con otras enfermedades degenerativas como la Afasia Primaria Progresiva y la Demencia tipo Alzheimer. El propósito de este estudio fue identificar alteraciones lingüísticas y semánticas en un grupo de pacientes con Demenci...

  14. SEM-EDX IDENTIFICATION OF PARTICLES FROM FOG IN AN INDUSTRIALLY POLLUTED REGION OF CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Stoyanova, V.; Shoumkova, A.; Fišák, Jaroslav; Tsacheva, Ts.

    Vol. II - BUA32, č. 1 (2010), s. 269-276 ISSN 1314-2704. [International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2010 /10./. Albena, 20.06.2010-26.06.2010] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30420517 Keywords : SEM-EDX * solid atmospheric pollutants * trace elements * heavy metals * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology http://www.ipc.bas.bg/PPages/Shoumkova/Publications/Articles/2010%20SEM-EDX%20identification%20of%20FP.pdf

  15. SEM examination and analysis of the interface character in surface modified aramid-epoxy composite

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    Hussain, S.; Khan, M.B.; Hussain, R.

    2011-01-01

    The surface of Kevlar fibers is chemically modified by treatment with Phthalic anhydride (PA) and the effect is examined by SEM for the laser cut, three point bending and interlaminar shear delaminated surfaces. The surface modification improved the adhesion to epoxy resin that clearly leads to cohesive fracture as opposed to interfacial failure in the untreated specimen. SEM reveals marginal surface roughening of fibers without compromising their strength. The interface modification technique described in this paper is attractive thermodynamically as it does not compromise surface free energy of the polymer matrix or that of the fiber itself to enhance wet ability. (author)

  16. El adjetivo en el Nuevo Testamento: clasificación semántica

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    Romero González, Dámaris

    2011-01-01

    El adjetivo ha sido estudiado habitualmente desde el punto de vista del sustantivo, como una subclase de éste, ya que ambos poseen una morfología similar. Semánticamente, la mayoría de las gramáticas los clasifican según su capacidad para calificar o determinar al sustantivo, denominándolo calificativo y determinativo respectivamente. Dentro de esta clasificación, se han establecido subgrupos basados en criterios semánticos. Por tanto, el propósito de esta tesis es esbozar una nueva...

  17. SEM analysis of ionizing radiation effects in linear integrated circuits. [Scanning Electron Microscope

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    Stanley, A. G.; Gauthier, M. K.

    1977-01-01

    A successful diagnostic technique was developed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) as a precision tool to determine ionization effects in integrated circuits. Previous SEM methods radiated the entire semiconductor chip or major areas. The large area exposure methods do not reveal the exact components which are sensitive to radiation. To locate these sensitive components a new method was developed, which consisted in successively irradiating selected components on the device chip with equal doses of electrons /10 to the 6th rad (Si)/, while the whole device was subjected to representative bias conditions. A suitable device parameter was measured in situ after each successive irradiation with the beam off.

  18. Wi-Fi Salvador: mapeamento colaborativo e redes sem fio no Brasil

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    Lemos, André; Pastor, Leonardo; Oliveira, Nelson

    2012-01-01

    O trabalho faz uma breve demonstração de políticas públicas para inclusão digital por meio da disponibilização do acesso à internet por meio de redes sem fio e discute a forma como as pessoas se relacionam com os lugares, de acordo com a existência ou inexistência de acessibilidade à internet. O objetivo é discutir o acesso à internet pelas redes sem fio no Brasil e, mais especificamente, na cidade de Salvador. Este trabalho é fruto de pesquisa realizada no âmbito do Grupo de Pesquisa em Cibe...

  19. Mapping the Complex Morphology of Cell Interactions with Nanowire Substrates Using FIB-SEM

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    Wierzbicki, Rafal; Købler, Carsten; Jensen, Mikkel Ravn Boye

    2013-01-01

    Using high resolution focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) we study the details of cell-nanostructure interactions using serial block face imaging. 3T3 Fibroblast cellular monolayers are cultured on flat glass as a control surface and on two types of nanostructured scaffold...... substrates made from silicon black (Nanograss) with low- and high nanowire density. After culturing for 72 hours the cells were fixed, heavy metal stained, embedded in resin, and processed with FIB-SEM block face imaging without removing the substrate. The sample preparation procedure, image acquisition...

  20. STEM mode in the SEM for the analysis of cellular sections prepared by ultramicrotome sectioning

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    Hondow, N; Harrington, J; Brydson, R; Brown, A

    2012-01-01

    The use of the dual imaging capabilities of a scanning electron microscope fitted with a transmitted electron detector is highlighted in the analysis of samples with importance in the field of nanotoxicology. Cellular uptake of nanomaterials is often examined by transmission electron microscopy of thin sections prepared by ultramicrotome sectioning. Examination by SEM allows for the detection of artefacts caused by sample preparation (eg. nanomaterial pull-out) and the complementary STEM mode permits study of the interaction between nanomaterials and cells. Thin sections of two nanomaterials of importance in nanotoxicology (cadmium selenide quantum dots and single walled carbon nanotubes) are examined using STEM mode in the SEM.

  1. Marginal adaptation of a low-shrinkage silorane-based composite: A SEM-analysis

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    Schmidt, Malene; Bindslev, Preben Hørsted; Poulsen, Sven

    2012-01-01

    shrinkage, has been marketed. Objective. To investigate whether reduced polymerization shrinkage improves the marginal adaptation of composite restorations. Material and methods. A total of 156 scanning electron microscopy (SEM) pictures (78 baseline, 78 follow-up) of the occlusal part of Class II......-casts of the restorations were used for SEM pictures at x 16 magnification. Pictures from baseline and follow-up (398 days, SD 29 days) were randomized and the examiner was blinded to the material and the age of the restoration. Stereologic measurements were used to calculate the length and the width of the marginal...

  2. Separating topographical and chemical analysis of nanostructure of polymer composite in low voltage SEM

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    Wan, Q; Plenderleith, R A; Claeyssens, F; Rodenburg, C; Dapor, M; Rimmer, S

    2015-01-01

    The possibility of separating the topographical and chemical information in a polymer nano-composite using low-voltage SEM imaging is demonstrated, when images are acquired with a Concentric Backscattered (CBS) detector. This separation of chemical and topographical information is based on the different angular distribution of electron scattering which were calculated using a Monte Carlo simulation. The simulation based on angular restricted detection was applied to a semi-branched PNIPAM/PEGDA interpenetration network for which a linear relationship of topography SEM contrast and feature height data was observed. (paper)

  3. Cryo-Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM)-in-SEM for Bio- and Organo-Mineral Interface Characterization in the Environment.

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    Wille, Guillaume; Hellal, Jennifer; Ollivier, Patrick; Richard, Annie; Burel, Agnes; Jolly, Louis; Crampon, Marc; Michel, Caroline

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    Understanding biofilm interactions with surrounding substratum and pollutants/particles can benefit from the application of existing microscopy tools. Using the example of biofilm interactions with zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI), this study aims to apply various approaches in biofilm preparation and labeling for fluorescent or electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) microanalysis for accurate observations. According to the targeted microscopy method, biofilms were sampled as flocs or attached biofilm, submitted to labeling using 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindol, lectins PNA and ConA coupled to fluorescent dye or gold nanoparticles, and prepared for observation (fixation, cross-section, freezing, ultramicrotomy). Fluorescent microscopy revealed that nZVI were embedded in the biofilm structure as aggregates but the resolution was insufficient to observe individual nZVI. Cryo-scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations showed nZVI aggregates close to bacteria, but it was not possible to confirm direct interactions between nZVI and cell membranes. Scanning transmission electron microscopy in the SEM (STEM-in-SEM) showed that nZVI aggregates could enter the biofilm to a depth of 7-11 µm. Bacteria were surrounded by a ring of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) preventing direct nZVI/membrane interactions. STEM/EDS mapping revealed a co-localization of nZVI aggregates with lectins suggesting a potential role of EPS in nZVI embedding. Thus, the combination of divergent microscopy approaches is a good approach to better understand and characterize biofilm/metal interactions.

  4. Valva mitral heteróloga sem suporte: resultados clínicos a médio prazo Heterologous mitral stentless valve: mid-term clinical results

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    Mario O Vrandecic

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O uso da prótese mitral porcina sem suporte ("Stentless" propicia manutenção das características de fluxo e contratilidade do ventrículo esquerdo. No presente estudo, são analisados os resultados a médio prazo com o uso desse substituto valvar. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: No período de março de 1992 a dezembro de 1995, 108 pacientes foram submetidos a implante de valva mitral "Stentless". A idade variou de 11 a 65 anos (média 35,22 ± 14,98. A etiologia predominante foi a doença reumática (94 casos, seguida da disfunção de bioprótese mitral (6, degeneração mixomatosa (5, endocardite infecciosa (2 e lesão isquêmica (1. Vinte e seis (24,1% tinham estenose mitral, 24 (22,2% insuficiência mitral e 58 (53,7% dupla lesão. Operações cardíacas prévias haviam sido realizadas em 21,3% dos pacientes. Procedimentos associados foram necessários em 10 (9,3% casos. RESULTADOS: A mortalidade hospitalar foi de 6,5% (7 pacientes; em apenas 1 caso a endocardite precoce foi relacionada à valva. Dos 101 restantes, 3 foram reoperados, 2 devido a erro na medida da valva e 1 devido a deiscência da fixação ao músculo papilar. Com 2 pacientes perdidos no seguimento, 96 foram seguidos por 3,2 a 45 meses. No seguimento tardio ocorreram 6 óbitos devidos a: endocardite (1, infarto agudo do miocárdio (1, pancreatite (1, acidente vascular cerebral (1 e reoperações para retroca valvar (2. Foram reoperados tardiamente 12 pacientes, 8 devido a insuficiência mitral (1 óbito, 2 devido a diminuição da área valvar mitral e 2 a endocardite profética (1 óbito. Atualmente, 80 pacientes têm sido avaliados trimestralmente. Os estudos ecodopplercardiográficos têm mostrado 63 pacientes com valvas funcionalmente normais, 15 com insuficiência mitral discreta e estável e 2 com redução da área valvar. Com exceção destes 2 últimos pacientes, todos os outros têm mostrado melhora da função ventricular esquerda, com redução dos volumes

  5. 3D SEM for surface topography quantification – a case study on dental surfaces

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    Glon, F; Flys, O; Lööf, P-J; Rosén, B-G

    2014-01-01

    3D analysis of surface topography is becoming a more used tool for industry and research. New ISO standards are being launched to assist in quantifying engineering surfaces. The traditional optical measuring instrumentation used for 3D surface characterization has been optical interferometers and confocal based instrumentation. However, the resolution here is limited in the lateral dimension to the wavelength of visible light to about 500 nm. The great advantage using the SEM for topography measurements is the high flexibility to zoom from low magnifications and locating interesting areas to high magnification of down to nanometer large surface features within seconds. This paper presents surface characterization of dental implant micro topography. 3D topography data was created from SEM images using commercial photogrammetric software. A coherence scanning interferometer was used for reference measurements to compare with the 3D SEM measurements on relocated areas. As a result of this study, measurements emphasizes that the correlation between the accepted CSI measurements and the new technology represented by photogrammetry based on SEM images for many areal characterization parameters are around or less than 20%. The importance of selecting sampling and parameter sensitivity to varying sampling is high-lighted. Future work includes a broader study of limitations of the photogrammetry technique on certified micro-geometries and more application surfaces at different scales

  6. Latent vs. Observed Variables : Analysis of Irrigation Water Efficiency Using SEM and SUR

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    Tang, Jianjun; Folmer, Henk

    In this paper we compare conceptualising single factor technical and allocative efficiency as indicators of a single latent variable, or as separate observed variables. In the former case, the impacts on both efficiency types are analysed by means of structural equationmodeling (SEM), in the latter

  7. 3D reconstruction of SEM images by use of optical photogrammetry software.

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    Eulitz, Mona; Reiss, Gebhard

    2015-08-01

    Reconstruction of the three-dimensional (3D) surface of an object to be examined is widely used for structure analysis in science and many biological questions require information about their true 3D structure. For Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) there has been no efficient non-destructive solution for reconstruction of the surface morphology to date. The well-known method of recording stereo pair images generates a 3D stereoscope reconstruction of a section, but not of the complete sample surface. We present a simple and non-destructive method of 3D surface reconstruction from SEM samples based on the principles of optical close range photogrammetry. In optical close range photogrammetry a series of overlapping photos is used to generate a 3D model of the surface of an object. We adapted this method to the special SEM requirements. Instead of moving a detector around the object, the object itself was rotated. A series of overlapping photos was stitched and converted into a 3D model using the software commonly used for optical photogrammetry. A rabbit kidney glomerulus was used to demonstrate the workflow of this adaption. The reconstruction produced a realistic and high-resolution 3D mesh model of the glomerular surface. The study showed that SEM micrographs are suitable for 3D reconstruction by optical photogrammetry. This new approach is a simple and useful method of 3D surface reconstruction and suitable for various applications in research and teaching. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Hacia una visión generativista de la semántica lexical

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    Morales A. Bernardo

    1992-06-01

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    Uno de los objetivos de la teoría semántica de una lengua natural es dar información satisfactoria sobre el significado de las formas lingüísticas. Consideramos que de éstas, las de mayor  importancia significativa son la palabra, la oración y el texto. La palabra, porque en virtud de su compleja estructura semántica y psicológica funciona como el principal medio para la abstracción y conformación de los conceptos destinados para la comunicación; la oración, porque es la unidad de la lengua viva que expresa relaciones de conceptos; el texto, porque es la explicitación del pensamiento en la interacción humana. Las semánticas lexical, oracional y textual son los tres grandes capítulos de la semántica lingüística.


  9. Surface topography characterization using 3D stereoscopic reconstruction of SEM images

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    Vedantha Krishna, Amogh; Flys, Olena; Reddy, Vijeth V.; Rosén, B. G.

    2018-06-01

    A major drawback of the optical microscope is its limitation to resolve finer details. Many microscopes have been developed to overcome the limitations set by the diffraction of visible light. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) is one such alternative: it uses electrons for imaging, which have much smaller wavelength than photons. As a result high magnification with superior image resolution can be achieved. However, SEM generates 2D images which provide limited data for surface measurements and analysis. Often many research areas require the knowledge of 3D structures as they contribute to a comprehensive understanding of microstructure by allowing effective measurements and qualitative visualization of the samples under study. For this reason, stereo photogrammetry technique is employed to convert SEM images into 3D measurable data. This paper aims to utilize a stereoscopic reconstruction technique as a reliable method for characterization of surface topography. Reconstructed results from SEM images are compared with coherence scanning interferometer (CSI) results obtained by measuring a roughness reference standard sample. This paper presents a method to select the most robust/consistent surface texture parameters that are insensitive to the uncertainties involved in the reconstruction technique itself. Results from the two-stereoscopic reconstruction algorithms are also documented in this paper.

  10. Characterisation of early medieval frescoes by {mu}-PIXE, SEM and Raman spectroscopy

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    Zucchiatti, A. E-mail: zucc@ge.infn.it; Prati, P.; Bouquillon, A.; Giuntini, L.; Massi, M.; Migliori, A.; Cagnana, A.; Roascio, S

    2004-06-01

    We have studied the VIII-IX century frescoes of the Longobard temple of Cividale del Friuli in Italy with noninvasive sampling and, for the first time in such a context, with high chemical and spatial sensitivity techniques (PIXE, SEM and Raman). Results demonstrate richness of manufacturing details and integrate in a substantial way the historic and artistic framework of this early medieval monument.

  11. 78 FR 50079 - Information Collection Activities: Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS); Proposed...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE-2013-0005; OMB Control Number 1014-0017: 134E1700D2 EEEE500000 ET1SF0000.DAQ000] Information Collection Activities: Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS); Proposed Collection; Comment Request...

  12. MORPHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN LENS CAPSULES - A COMPARATIVE LM, SEM AND TEM EXAMINATION

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    JONGEBLOED, WL; KALICHARAN, D; LOS, LI; VANDERVEEN, G; WORST, JGF

    1991-01-01

    Lens capsules of patients of advanced age, obtained after extracapsular cataract surgery, were carefully prepared for a combined LM, TEM and SEM investigation, after preliminary washing and mounting onto a holder in a buffer solution. After pre-fixation with GA, samples were postfixed for LM/TEM and

  13. HUMAN CAPSULE EPITHELIAL-CELL DEGENERATION A LM, SEM AND TEM INVESTIGATION

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    JONGEBLOED, WL; KALICHARAN, D; WORST, JGF

    1993-01-01

    The degeneration of the capsule epithelium of cataractous lenses has been studied with LM, SEM on TEM with emphases on TEM. The observed degeneration of the epithelial cells can be described as follows: The cell nucleus becomes picnotic and desintegrates as result of change of the chromatin.

  14. Analysis the fatigue using pro taper rotary instruments durin instrumentation of extrated mandibular premolars. SEM observation.

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    Siragusa, Martha; Racciatti, Gabriela; García, María

    2007-01-01

    Recibido: Marzo 2007 Aceptado: Julio 2007 Siragusa, Martha; Racciatti, Gabriela y García, María. Analysis the fatigue using pro taper rotary instruments durin instrumentation of extrated mandibular premolars. SEM observation. Electronic Journal of Endodontics Rosario [Online], Volumen 2 Número 13. [octubre 2007]. http://www.endojournal.com.ar/journal/index.php/ejer/article/view/44. ISSN 1666-6143.

  15. Integration of Correlative Raman microscopy in a dual beam FIB-SEM J. of Raman Spectroscopy

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    Timmermans, Frank Jan; Liszka, B.; Lenferink, Aufrid T.M.; van Wolferen, Hendricus A.G.M.; Otto, Cornelis

    2016-01-01

    We present an integrated confocal Raman microscope in a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB SEM). The integrated system enables correlative Raman and electron microscopic analysis combined with focused ion beam sample modification on the same sample location. This provides new

  16. Characterisation of early medieval frescoes by μ-PIXE, SEM and Raman spectroscopy

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    Zucchiatti, A.; Prati, P.; Bouquillon, A.; Giuntini, L.; Massi, M.; Migliori, A.; Cagnana, A.; Roascio, S.

    2004-01-01

    We have studied the VIII-IX century frescoes of the Longobard temple of Cividale del Friuli in Italy with noninvasive sampling and, for the first time in such a context, with high chemical and spatial sensitivity techniques (PIXE, SEM and Raman). Results demonstrate richness of manufacturing details and integrate in a substantial way the historic and artistic framework of this early medieval monument

  17. The Great War and Remembrance in Jose Leon Machado's "Memoria das Estrelas sem Brilho"

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    Azevedo, Milton M.

    2011-01-01

    This article analyzes Jose Leon Machado's novel, "Memoria das Estrelas sem Brilho," as a multilayered historical novel in which a war story provides a background for comments on aspects of early twentieth-century Portuguese society, such as male bonding, religion, sexual mores, and social stratification. (Contains 11 notes.)

  18. Cryo-SEM studies of latex/ceramic nanoparticle coating microstructure development.

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    Luo, Hui; Scriven, L E; Francis, Lorraine F

    2007-12-15

    Cryogenic scanning electron microscopy (cryo-SEM) was used to investigate microstructure development of composite coatings prepared from dispersions of antimony-doped tin oxide (ATO) nanoparticles (approximately 30 nm) or indium tin oxide (ITO) nanoparticles (approximately 40 nm) and latex particles (polydisperse, D(v): approximately 300 nm). Cryo-SEM images of ATO/latex dispersions as-frozen show small clusters of ATO and individual latex particles homogeneously distribute in a frozen water matrix. In contrast, cryo-SEM images of ITO/latex dispersions as-frozen show ITO particles adsorb onto latex particle surfaces. Electrostatic repulsion between negatively charged ATO and negatively charged latex particles stabilizes the ATO/latex dispersion, whereas in ITO/latex dispersion, positively charged ITO particles are attracted onto surfaces of negatively charged latex particles. These results are consistent with calculations of interaction potentials from past research. Cryo-SEM images of frozen and fractured coatings reveal that both ceramic nanoparticles and latex become more concentrated as drying proceeds; larger latex particles consolidate with ceramic nanoparticles in the interstitial spaces. With more drying, compaction flattens the latex-latex particle contacts and shrinks the voids between them. Thus, ceramic nanoparticles are forced to pack closely in the interstitial spaces, forming an interconnected network. Finally, latex particles partially coalesce at their flattened contacts, thereby yielding a coherent coating. The research reveals how nanoparticles segregate and interconnect among latex particles during drying.

  19. Combination of FTIR and SEM for Identifying Freshwater-Cultured Pearls from Different Quality

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    Satitkune, Somruedee; Monarumit, Natthapong; Boonmee, Chakkrich; Phlayrahan, Aumaparn; Promdee, Kittiphop; Won-in, Krit

    2016-03-01

    The freshwater-cultured pearl ( Chamberlainia hainesiana species) is an organic gemstone mainly composed of calcium carbonate mineral including calcite, aragonite and vaterite phases. Generally, the quality of freshwater-cultured pearl is based on its luster. The high luster pearl is full of the aragonite phase without vaterite phase. On the other hand, the low luster pearl consists of aragonite and vaterite phases. These data could be proved by the Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy combined with the scanning electron microscopy (SEM). As the results, the high luster pearl similarly shows the FTIR spectrum of aragonite phase, and also, it shows the hexagonal shape of aragonite for the SEM image. On the other hand, the FTIR spectrum of low luster pearl has been pointed to the mixture component among aragonite and vaterite phases, and based on the SEM image; the irregular form is also interpreted to the mixture of aragonite and vaterite phases. This research concludes that the quality of freshwater-cultured pearls can be identified by the combination data of FTIR spectra and SEM images. These techniques are suitable for applied gemology.

  20. MICROORGANISMS FOUND IN SECONDARY CATARACT MATERIAL OF ECCE PATIENTS, A STUDY WITH SEM AND TEM

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    KALICHARAN, D; JONGEBLOED, WL; LOS, LI; WORST, JGF

    1993-01-01

    Globular secondary cataract material, removed from 24 patients with ECCE after ophthalmic cleaning of the anterior capsule, were investigated with SEM and TEM. Besides spherical, somewhat oval shaped bodies of various shape and size comparable with those found in cataractous lenses, (an)aerobic

  1. (AN)AEROBIC BACTERIA FOUND IN SECONDARY-CATARACT MATERIAL - A SEM/TEM STUDY

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    KALICHARAN, D; JONGEBLOED, WL; LOS, LI; WORST, JGF

    1992-01-01

    Twentyfour patients, who had marked reduction of vision due to secondary-cataract developed after an ECCE, were treated by surgical cleaning of the posterior lens capsule. During this procedure globular secondary-cataract material was removed and collected for morphological examination by SEM and

  2. Controlled dehydration of a biological sample using an alternative form of environmental SEM

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    Neděla, Vilém

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 237, č. 1 (2010), s. 7-11 ISSN 0022-2720 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20650511 Keywords : biological sample * dehydration * environmental SEM * AQUASEM II * hydration system Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.872, year: 2010

  3. Fractionation of Pb in Soil of Abandoned Pb Mine by SEM-EDX and ...

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    Therefore, scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SEM-EDX) were used for the identification of fractional forms of Pb that are liable to leach out/down from the soil matrix of the abandoned mine site to surface-andunderground water bodies of the nearby localities, and to determine ...

  4. A Comparative SEM-EDS Elemental Composition of Mud in Coastal ...

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    The present study was aimed to understand the comparative abundance and source of elemental constituents in mud of four coastal shrimp farming areas, Vunh Tau (VT), Nha Trang (NT), Da Nang (DN) and Hue (HU) in Viet Nam using SEM-EDS analysis. Mud samples were collected from shrimp farming coastal zones ...

  5. Recent Advances on In Situ SEM Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials

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    Chenchen Jiang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In the past decades, in situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM has become a powerful technique for the experimental study of low-dimensional (1D/2D nanomaterials, since it can provide unprecedented details for individual nanostructures upon mechanical and electrical stimulus and thus uncover the fundamental deformation and failure mechanisms for their device applications. In this overview, we summarized recent developments on in situ SEM-based mechanical and electrical characterization techniques including tensile, compression, bending, and electrical property probing on individual nanostructures, as well as the state-of-the-art electromechanical coupling analysis. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of in situ SEM tests were also discussed with some possible solutions to address the challenges. Furthermore, critical challenges were also discussed for the development and design of robust in situ SEM characterization platform with higher resolution and wider range of samples. These experimental efforts have offered in-depth understanding on the mechanical and electrical properties of low-dimensional nanomaterial components and given guidelines for their further structural and functional applications.

  6. A Sandwich-Type Standard Error Estimator of SEM Models with Multivariate Time Series

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    Zhang, Guangjian; Chow, Sy-Miin; Ong, Anthony D.

    2011-01-01

    Structural equation models are increasingly used as a modeling tool for multivariate time series data in the social and behavioral sciences. Standard error estimators of SEM models, originally developed for independent data, require modifications to accommodate the fact that time series data are inherently dependent. In this article, we extend a…

  7. Are the evidences of forensic entomology preserved in ethanol suitable for SEM studies?

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    López-Esclapez, Raquel; García, María-Dolores; Arnaldos, María-Isabel; Presa, Juan José; Ubero-Pascal, Nicolás

    2014-07-01

    In forensic practice, the use of arthropod evidences to estimate the postmortem interval is a very good approach when the elapsed time from death is long, but it requires the correct identification of the specimens. This is a crucial step, not always easy to achieve, in particular when dealing with immature specimens. In this case, scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) can be useful, but the techniques used to preserve specimens in forensic practice are usually different from those used to prepare specimens for SEM studies. To determine whether forensic evidences preserving techniques are also compatible with SEM analysis, we have compared specimens of all the immature stages of Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera, Calliphoridae) preserved in 70% ethanol, with others prepared with aldehydic fixative techniques that are more appropriate for SEM studies. At the same time, two drying techniques have also been compared with both fixative techniques, the critical point drying and air-drying following with hexamethyldisilizane treatment (HMDS). Our results indicate that there are not basis against recommending the use of ethanol to preserve forensic entomological evidences and that both drying methods appear to offer good results for second and third instar larvae, although HMDS behaves better with eggs and pupae. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) as an approach for nanoparticle detection inside cells

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    Havrdová, M.; Poláková, K.; Skopalík, J.; Vůjtek, M.; Mokdad, A.; Homolková, M.; Tuček, J.; Nebesářová, Jana; Zbořil, R.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 67, DEC 2014 (2014), s. 149-154 ISSN 0968-4328 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : Field emission scanning electronmicroscopy (FE-SEM) * Stem cells * Iron oxide nanoparticles * Cellular morphology * Endosomes * Cell uptake Subject RIV: FD - Oncology ; Hematology Impact factor: 1.988, year: 2014

  9. Surface ultrastructural (SEM) characteristics of oropharyngeal cavity of house sparrow (Passer domesticus).

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    Abumandour, Mohamed M A

    2018-06-01

    The focus of the present study is to provide a full morphological description of the oropharyngeal cavity of the house sparrow. The head of six birds was prepared for gross examination and by stereo and electron microscopy. The bifid lingual apex has multiple long, rostrally directed needle-like processes. The lateral border of the apex carries rostromedially directed needle-like processes. The dorsal lingual surface of the apex and body carries numerous caudomedially directed filiform papillae and many orifices of lingual salivary glands. The lingual body is divided into two parts: rostral and caudal. The caudal part is divided into two laterally elevated regions by a median groove, while the rostral part is bounded laterally by a rostrodorsally directed papillary row, which on SEM is formed from two rows. On SEM, the lingual root has many orifices of posterior salivary glands. The pharyngeal papillary row is located at the caudal border of the laryngeal mound, but this single papillary row is formed from two rows at SEM magnification. The laryngeal cleft continues caudally as a laryngeal fissure bounded by two longitudinal rows of caudally directed papillae; at high SEM magnification, this fissure is divided into two halves by a median ridge which carries caudally directed papillae on its posterior part. The choanal cleft proceeds rostrally by the median tubercle. There are a small number of orifices of palatine salivary glands. The morphological characters of the oropharyngeal cavity of the sparrow confirm its adaptation to surrounding environmental conditions and available food particles.

  10. Effects of Missing Data Methods in SEM under Conditions of Incomplete and Nonnormal Data

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    Li, Jian; Lomax, Richard G.

    2017-01-01

    Using Monte Carlo simulations, this research examined the performance of four missing data methods in SEM under different multivariate distributional conditions. The effects of four independent variables (sample size, missing proportion, distribution shape, and factor loading magnitude) were investigated on six outcome variables: convergence rate,…

  11. Study of Morphological Changes of The Lime Putties During Maturing by SEM/ESEM

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    Navrátilová, Eva; Neděla, Vilém

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 23, S1 (2017), s. 2186-2187 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : SEM * ESEM * morphological changes * lime putties Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering OBOR OECD: Civil engineering Impact factor: 1.891, year: 2016

  12. Recent Advances on In Situ SEM Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials.

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    Jiang, Chenchen; Lu, Haojian; Zhang, Hongti; Shen, Yajing; Lu, Yang

    2017-01-01

    In the past decades, in situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has become a powerful technique for the experimental study of low-dimensional (1D/2D) nanomaterials, since it can provide unprecedented details for individual nanostructures upon mechanical and electrical stimulus and thus uncover the fundamental deformation and failure mechanisms for their device applications. In this overview, we summarized recent developments on in situ SEM-based mechanical and electrical characterization techniques including tensile, compression, bending, and electrical property probing on individual nanostructures, as well as the state-of-the-art electromechanical coupling analysis. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of in situ SEM tests were also discussed with some possible solutions to address the challenges. Furthermore, critical challenges were also discussed for the development and design of robust in situ SEM characterization platform with higher resolution and wider range of samples. These experimental efforts have offered in-depth understanding on the mechanical and electrical properties of low-dimensional nanomaterial components and given guidelines for their further structural and functional applications.

  13. Does your SEM really tell the truth?--How would you know? Part 1.

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    Postek, Michael T; Vladár, András E

    2013-01-01

    The scanning electron microscope (SEM) has gone through a tremendous evolution to become a critical tool for many and diverse scientific and industrial applications. The high resolution of the SEM is especially suited for both qualitative and quantitative applications especially for nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing. Quantitatively, measurement, or metrology is one of the main uses. It is likely that one of the first questions asked before even the first scanning electron micrograph was ever recorded was: "… how big is that?" The quality of that answer has improved a great deal over the past few years especially since today these instruments are being used as a primary measurement tool on semiconductor processing lines to monitor the manufacturing processes. The well-articulated needs of semiconductor production prompted a rapid evolution of the instrument and its capabilities. Over the past 20 years or so, instrument manufacturers, through substantial semiconductor industry investment of research and development (R&D) money, have vastly improved the performance of these instruments. All users have benefited from this investment, especially where quantitative measurements with an SEM are concerned. But, how good are these data? This article discusses some of the most important aspects and larger issues associated with imaging and measurements with the SEM that every user should know, and understand before any critical quantitative work is attempted. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. SD-SEM: sparse-dense correspondence for 3D reconstruction of microscopic samples.

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    Baghaie, Ahmadreza; Tafti, Ahmad P; Owen, Heather A; D'Souza, Roshan M; Yu, Zeyun

    2017-06-01

    Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging has been a principal component of many studies in biomedical, mechanical, and materials sciences since its emergence. Despite the high resolution of captured images, they remain two-dimensional (2D). In this work, a novel framework using sparse-dense correspondence is introduced and investigated for 3D reconstruction of stereo SEM images. SEM micrographs from microscopic samples are captured by tilting the specimen stage by a known angle. The pair of SEM micrographs is then rectified using sparse scale invariant feature transform (SIFT) features/descriptors and a contrario RANSAC for matching outlier removal to ensure a gross horizontal displacement between corresponding points. This is followed by dense correspondence estimation using dense SIFT descriptors and employing a factor graph representation of the energy minimization functional and loopy belief propagation (LBP) as means of optimization. Given the pixel-by-pixel correspondence and the tilt angle of the specimen stage during the acquisition of micrographs, depth can be recovered. Extensive tests reveal the strength of the proposed method for high-quality reconstruction of microscopic samples. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. On some contrast reversals in SEM: Application to metal/insulator systems

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    Cazaux, Jacques

    2008-01-01

    Contrast changes of SEM images with experimental conditions (beam energy, angle of detection, etc.) are analyzed by combining physical arguments based on secondary electron emission (SEE) to instrumental arguments involving detection. Possible occurrences of contrast reversals are explored to illustrate these changes in a striking manner. Deduced from SEE yield data, simulated SEM images show a material contrast reversal for a Pt/quartz specimen, a result partly supported by real images of a Cr/quartz integrated circuit. A shift of reversal energy with the detector's position is deduced from a difference in secondary electrons (SE) angular distributions between metals and insulators. Similarly, changes of topographic contrast with detection conditions, specimen composition and angle of tilt are investigated and a possible contrast reversal is again indicated. Finally, it is shown how charging contrast deduced from the expected evolution of SEE yield during irradiation is amplified by in-lens detection: a point illustrated by a contrast reversal of images of SiC particles. The main application concerns a proper interpretation of SEM images that is essential in the investigation of devices obtained from lithographic processes. The discussion on material contrast outlines the difficulty in generalizing the present analysis based on published data and experimental strategies based on implementing specific attachments in the SEM or on biasing the specimen holder are suggested.

  16. Human cardiac telocytes: 3D imaging by FIB-SEM tomography.

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    Cretoiu, D; Hummel, E; Zimmermann, H; Gherghiceanu, M; Popescu, L M

    2014-11-01

    Telocyte (TC) is a newly identified type of cell in the cardiac interstitium (www.telocytes.com). TCs are described by classical transmission electron microscopy as cells with very thin and long telopodes (Tps; cellular prolongations) having podoms (dilations) and podomers (very thin segments). TCs' three-dimensional (3D) morphology is still unknown. Cardiac TCs seem to be particularly involved in long and short distance intercellular signalling and, therefore, their 3D architecture is important for understanding their spatial connections. Using focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) we show, for the first time, the whole ultrastructural anatomy of cardiac TCs. 3D reconstruction of cardiac TCs by FIB-SEM tomography confirms that they have long, narrow but flattened (ribbon-like) telopodes, with humps generated by the podoms. FIB-SEM tomography also confirms the network made by TCs in the cardiac interstitium through adherens junctions. This study provides the first FIB-SEM tomography of a human cell type. © 2014 The Authors. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Foundation for Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

  17. Maximum Likelihood Dynamic Factor Modeling for Arbitrary "N" and "T" Using SEM

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    Voelkle, Manuel C.; Oud, Johan H. L.; von Oertzen, Timo; Lindenberger, Ulman

    2012-01-01

    This article has 3 objectives that build on each other. First, we demonstrate how to obtain maximum likelihood estimates for dynamic factor models (the direct autoregressive factor score model) with arbitrary "T" and "N" by means of structural equation modeling (SEM) and compare the approach to existing methods. Second, we go beyond standard time…

  18. Prescriptive Statements and Educational Practice: What Can Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Offer?

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    Martin, Andrew J.

    2011-01-01

    Longitudinal structural equation modeling (SEM) can be a basis for making prescriptive statements on educational practice and offers yields over "traditional" statistical techniques under the general linear model. The extent to which prescriptive statements can be made will rely on the appropriate accommodation of key elements of research design,…

  19. Does your SEM really tell the truth? How would you know? Part 2.

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    Postek, Michael T; Vladár, András E; Purushotham, Kavuri P

    2014-01-01

    The scanning electron microscope (SEM) has gone through a tremendous evolution to become indispensable for many and diverse scientific and industrial applications. The improvements have significantly enriched and augmented the overall SEM performance and have made the instrument far easier to operate. But, the ease of operation also might lead, through operator complacency, to poor results. In addition, the user friendliness has seemingly reduced the need for thorough operator training for using these complex instruments. One might then conclude that the SEM is just a very expensive digital camera or another peripheral device for a computer. Hence, a person using the instrument may be lulled into thinking that all of the potential pitfalls have been eliminated and they believe everything they see on the micrograph is always correct. But, this may not be the case. An earlier paper (Part 1), discussed some of the potential issues related to signal generation in the SEM, instrument calibration, electron beam interactions and the need for physics-based modeling to understand the actual image formation mechanisms. All these were summed together in a discussion of how these issues effect measurements made with the instrument. This second paper discusses another major issue confronting the microscopist: electron-beam-induced specimen contamination. Over the years, NIST has done a great deal of research into the issue of sample contamination and its removal and elimination and some of this work is reviewed and discussed here. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. Sem-observation of developing plant organs using deep-frozen specimens

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    1982-01-01

    The SEM-observation of plant material normally requires dehydrated, dry specimens coated with carbon or metal. Unfortunately, the standard drying methods (including the critical-point-drying-technique) often cause shrinking and deformation of the specimen surface; therefore, SEMstudies on plant

  1. SEM observations of particle track membrane surfaces modificated using plasma treatment

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    Sartowska, B.; Buczkowski, M.; Starosta, W.

    2003-01-01

    This work presents results of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations of 0.4 μm membranes after plasma treatment with different parameters. The morphology changes at the surfaces and at the pore walls were observed. The character of changes in the membrane parameters according to the process conditions was determined

  2. Trace metals in floodplain lake sediments : SEM/AVS as indicator of bioavailability and ecological effects

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    Griethuysen, van C.

    2006-01-01

    This thesis addresses the geochemical aspects of AVS (Acid Volatile Sulfide) and SEM (Simultaneously Extracted Metals) in floodplain lake sediment, its spatial distribution in floodplain lakes and dynamics over time, the link with effects on single species (bioassays), as well as the impact of

  3. Dimensional verification of high aspect micro structures using FIB-SEM

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    Zhang, Yang; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard

    2013-01-01

    -SEM) assisted by Spip®. The micro features are circular holes 10μm in diameter and 20μm deep, with a 20μm pitch. Various inspection methods were attempted to obtain dimensional information. Due to the dimension, neither optical instrument nor atomic force microscope (AFM) was capable to perform the measurement...

  4. Miniesternotomia na cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica sem circulação extracorpórea Ministernotomy in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery

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    Walter J. Gomes

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Os pacientes com lesão isolada da artéria coronária descendente anterior (ADA se beneficiam mais do tratamento cirúrgico do que com intervenção percutânea. Entretanto, com a menor invasividade da intervenção percutânea, a maioria dos pacientes tem sido direcionada para este procedimento. Relatamos a utilização da miniesternotomia inferior como abordagem para o tratamento de pacientes com lesão única de ADA, com anastomose do enxerto de artéria torácica interna esquerda (ATIE, sem uso de circulação extracorpórea (CEC. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 14 pacientes operados consecutivamente utilizando esta técnica, na qual o enxerto de ATIE foi anastomosado à ADA. A idade média dos pacientes foi 56,7±10,1 anos. A incisão cutânea tinha entre 7 e 9 cm e a porção inferior do esterno foi aberta longitudinalmente. A anastomose foi facilitada com o uso de estabilizadores Octopus-3® (Medtronic. RESULTADOS: Todos os pacientes tiveram boa evolução pós-operatória, com alta hospitalar entre 2 e 6 dias de PO (mediana 3 dias. Não houve alteração de ECG ou elevação enzimática neste grupo. Um paciente foi reinternado por infecção de ferida operatória. CONCLUSÃO: A miniesternotomia permite a realização segura do procedimento cirúrgico de revascularização miocárdica da ADA, sem CEC, com benefício em longo-termo do uso da ATIE.OBJECTIVE: Patients with isolated lesions in the proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD have been demonstrated to benefit more from surgical treatment than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI. However, with the less invasiveness of PCI, the majority of the patients have been referred for this latter procedure. We report herein on the inferior ministernotomy approach for the treatment of patients with single LAD lesions, with off-pump anastomosis of the left internal thoracic artery graft. METHOD: Fourteen patients, consecutively operated on using this technique with the LITA graft

  5. Assessment of engineered surfaces roughness by high-resolution 3D SEM photogrammetry

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    Gontard, L.C., E-mail: lionelcg@gmail.com [Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11510 (Spain); López-Castro, J.D.; González-Rovira, L. [Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, Laboratorio de Corrosión, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11519 (Spain); Vázquez-Martínez, J.M. [Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Diseño Industrial, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11519 (Spain); Varela-Feria, F.M. [Servicio de Microscopía Centro de Investigación, Tecnología e Innovación (CITIUS), Universidad de Sevilla, Av. Reina Mercedes 4b, 41012 Sevilla (Spain); Marcos, M. [Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Diseño Industrial, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11519 (Spain); and others

    2017-06-15

    Highlights: • We describe a method to acquire a high-angle tilt series of SEM images that is symmetrical respect to the zero tilt of the sample stage. The method can be applied in any SEM microscope. • Using the method, high-resolution 3D SEM photogrammetry can be applied on planar surfaces. • 3D models of three surfaces patterned with grooves are reconstructed with high resolution using multi-view freeware photogrammetry software as described in LC Gontard et al. Ultramicroscopy, 2016. • From the 3D models roughness parameters are measured • 3D SEM high-resolution photogrammetry is compared with two conventional methods used for roughness characetrization: stereophotogrammetry and contact profilometry. • It provides three-dimensional information with high-resolution that is out of reach for any other metrological technique. - Abstract: We describe a methodology to obtain three-dimensional models of engineered surfaces using scanning electron microscopy and multi-view photogrammetry (3DSEM). For the reconstruction of the 3D models of the surfaces we used freeware available in the cloud. The method was applied to study the surface roughness of metallic samples patterned with parallel grooves by means of laser. The results are compared with measurements obtained using stylus profilometry (PR) and SEM stereo-photogrammetry (SP). The application of 3DSEM is more time demanding than PR or SP, but it provides a more accurate representation of the surfaces. The results obtained with the three techniques are compared by investigating the influence of sampling step on roughness parameters.

  6. AxiSEM3D: broadband seismic wavefields in 3-D aspherical Earth models

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    Leng, K.; Nissen-Meyer, T.; Zad, K. H.; van Driel, M.; Al-Attar, D.

    2017-12-01

    Seismology is the primary tool for data-informed inference of Earth structure and dynamics. Simulating seismic wave propagation at a global scale is fundamental to seismology, but remains as one of most challenging problems in scientific computing, because of both the multiscale nature of Earth's interior and the observable frequency band of seismic data. We present a novel numerical method to simulate global seismic wave propagation in realistic 3-D Earth models. Our method, named AxiSEM3D, is a hybrid of spectral element method and pseudospectral method. It reduces the azimuthal dimension of wavefields by means of a global Fourier series parameterization, of which the number of terms can be locally adapted to the inherent azimuthal smoothness of the wavefields. AxiSEM3D allows not only for material heterogeneities, such as velocity, density, anisotropy and attenuation, but also for finite undulations on radial discontinuities, both solid-solid and solid-fluid, and thereby a variety of aspherical Earth features such as ellipticity, topography, variable crustal thickness, and core-mantle boundary topography. Such interface undulations are equivalently interpreted as material perturbations of the contiguous media, based on the "particle relabelling transformation". Efficiency comparisons show that AxiSEM3D can be 1 to 3 orders of magnitude faster than conventional 3-D methods, with the speedup increasing with simulation frequency and decreasing with model complexity, but for all realistic structures the speedup remains at least one order of magnitude. The observable frequency range of global seismic data (up to 1 Hz) has been covered for wavefield modelling upon a 3-D Earth model with reasonable computing resources. We show an application of surface wave modelling within a state-of-the-art global crustal model (Crust1.0), with the synthetics compared to real data. The high-performance C++ code is released at github.com/AxiSEM3D/AxiSEM3D.

  7. High resolution SEM imaging of gold nanoparticles in cells and tissues.

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    Goldstein, A; Soroka, Y; Frušić-Zlotkin, M; Popov, I; Kohen, R

    2014-12-01

    The growing demand of gold nanoparticles in medical applications increases the need for simple and efficient characterization methods of the interaction between the nanoparticles and biological systems. Due to its nanometre resolution, modern scanning electron microscopy (SEM) offers straightforward visualization of metallic nanoparticles down to a few nanometre size, almost without any special preparation step. However, visualization of biological materials in SEM requires complicated preparation procedure, which is typically finished by metal coating needed to decrease charging artefacts and quick radiation damage of biomaterials in the course of SEM imaging. The finest conductive metal coating available is usually composed of a few nanometre size clusters, which are almost identical to the metal nanoparticles employed in medical applications. Therefore, SEM monitoring of metal nanoparticles within cells and tissues is incompatible with the conventional preparation methods. In this work, we show that charging artefacts related to non-conductive biological specimen can be successfully eliminated by placing the uncoated biological sample on a conductive substrate. By growing the cells on glass pre-coated with a chromium layer, we were able to observe the uptake of 10 nm gold nanoparticles inside uncoated and unstained macrophages and keratinocytes cells. Imaging in back scattered electrons allowed observation of gold nanoparticles located inside the cells, while imaging in secondary electron gave information on gold nanoparticles located on the surface of the cells. By mounting a skin cross-section on an improved conductive holder, consisting of a silicon substrate coated with copper, we were able to observe penetration of gold nanoparticles of only 5 nm size through the skin barrier in an uncoated skin tissue. The described method offers a convenient modification in preparation procedure for biological samples to be analyzed in SEM. The method provides high

  8. Evaluation of bone formation in calcium phosphate scaffolds with μCT-method validation using SEM.

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    Lewin, S; Barba, A; Persson, C; Franch, J; Ginebra, M-P; Öhman-Mägi, C

    2017-10-05

    There is a plethora of calcium phosphate (CaP) scaffolds used as synthetic substitutes to bone grafts. The scaffold performance is often evaluated from the quantity of bone formed within or in direct contact with the scaffold. Micro-computed tomography (μCT) allows three-dimensional evaluation of bone formation inside scaffolds. However, the almost identical x-ray attenuation of CaP and bone obtrude the separation of these phases in μCT images. Commonly, segmentation of bone in μCT images is based on gray scale intensity, with manually determined global thresholds. However, image analysis methods, and methods for manual thresholding in particular, lack standardization and may consequently suffer from subjectivity. The aim of the present study was to provide a methodological framework for addressing these issues. Bone formation in two types of CaP scaffold architectures (foamed and robocast), obtained from a larger animal study (a 12 week canine animal model) was evaluated by μCT. In addition, cross-sectional scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images were acquired as references to determine thresholds and to validate the result. μCT datasets were registered to the corresponding SEM reference. Global thresholds were then determined by quantitatively correlating the different area fractions in the μCT image, towards the area fractions in the corresponding SEM image. For comparison, area fractions were also quantified using global thresholds determined manually by two different approaches. In the validation the manually determined thresholds resulted in large average errors in area fraction (up to 17%), whereas for the evaluation using SEM references, the errors were estimated to be less than 3%. Furthermore, it was found that basing the thresholds on one single SEM reference gave lower errors than determining them manually. This study provides an objective, robust and less error prone method to determine global thresholds for the evaluation of bone formation in

  9. Ecocardiografia transesofágica e diagnóstico intraoperatório de veia cava superior esquerda persistente Ecocardiografía transesofágica y diagnóstico intraoperatorio de vena cava superior izquierda persistente Transesophageal echocardiography and intraoperative diagnosis of persistent left superior vena cava

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    Alexander Alves da Silva

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A persistência da veia cava superior esquerda ocorre isoladamente em 0,5% da população normal, porém nos pacientes com cardiopatia congênita chega a estar presente em 3% a 10% dos casos. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso de diagnóstico intraoperatório com o auxílio da ecocardiografia transesofágica e ressaltar a importância da sua utilização rotineira em intervenções cirúrgicas para correção de cardiopatia congênita. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 16 anos, ASA II, com diagnóstico prévio de comunicação interatrial (CIA tipo seio venoso superior com drenagem anômala parcial de veias pulmonares em programação para correção cirúrgica da cardiopatia. Após indução da anestesia geral foi realizado ecocardiograma transesofágico (ETE. O exame inicial mostrou dilatação das câmaras cardíacas direitas, CIA tipo seio venoso superior de 17 milímetros, drenagem anômala da veia pulmonar superior direita desembocando na veia cava superior (VCS direita e dilatação do seio coronário, o que aventou a possibilidade da persistência da veia cava superior esquerda. Para a confirmação da suspeita foram injetados no acesso venoso do braço esquerdo 10 mL de solução fisiológica a 0,9% (faz o papel de "contraste" no exame ecocardiográfico e imediatamente após foram visualizadas as microbolhas passando pelo seio coronário, teste positivo para o diagnóstico de VCS superior esquerda persistente. CONCLUSÕES: A ecocardiografia transesofágica rotineira no intraoperatório de pacientes com cardiopatia congênita tem fundamental importância como método auxiliar não só ao cirurgião, muitas vezes influenciando diretamente na técnica cirúrgica empregada, como também para o anestesiologista, que pode extrair do exame uma série de informações úteis no manuseio hemodinâmico do paciente.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda ocurre

  10. Combinação de anlodipino e enalaprila em pacientes hipertensos com doença coronariana Combinación de amlodipino y enalapril en pacientes hipertensos con enfermedad coronaria Combination of amlodipine and enalapril in hypertensive patients with coronary disease

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    Marcos Rienzo

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Pacientes (pts com doença coronariana (DAC estável podem se beneficiar de menor pressão arterial (PA, conforme estudos recentes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a eficácia e a tolerabilidade da combinação fixa anlodipino + enalaprila, comparada a anlodipino na normalização da PA diastólica (PAD ( 90 e 110 mmHg durante o wash-out de quatro semanas, em uso só de atenolol. Após wash-out randomizamos para combinação (A ou anlodipino (B e seguimos de quatro em quatro semanas até 98 dias. As doses (mg iniciais foram, respectivamente: A- 2,5/10 e B- 2,5, sendo incrementadas se PAD> 85mmHg, nas visitas. Estatística com χ2, Fischer e análise de variância, para pFUNDAMENTO: Pacientes (pts con enfermedad coronaria (EAC estable pueden beneficiarse con una menor presión arterial (PA, de acuerdo con estudios recientes. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la eficacia y la tolerancia de la combinación fija amlodipino + enalapril, comparada a el amlodipino en la normalización de la PA diastólica (PAD (90 y 110 mmHg durante el wash-out de cuatro semanas, en uso sólo de atenolol. Después del wash-out randomizamos para combinación (A o amlopidino (B y seguimos de cuatro en cuatro semanas hasta 98 días. Las dosis (mg iniciales fueron, respectivamente: A- 2,5/10 y B- 2,5, siendo incrementadas si PAD> 85mmHg, en las visitas. Estadística con χ2, Fischer y análisis de varianza, para pBACKGROUND: Patients (pts with stable coronary artery disease (CAD can benefit from a decrease in the blood pressure (BP, according to recent studies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the fixed combination: amlodipine + enalapril, when compared to amlodipine in the normalization of the diastolic arterial pressure (DAP (90 and 110 mmHg during the four-week wash-out with atenolol treatment alone, were excluded. After the wash-out, pts were randomly distributed for the use of the combination (A or amlodipine (B and were followed every four weeks up to 98 days

  11. Associação de níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 e polimorfismo 4G/5G em pacientes com doença arterial coronariana PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism and plasma levels association in patients with coronary artery disease

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    Luciana Moreira Lima

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O polimorfismo 4G/5G do inibidor ativador do plasminogênio tipo 1 (PAI-1 pode influenciar a expressão do PAI-1. Níveis plasmáticos elevados de PAI-1 estão associados com Doença Arterial Coronariana (DAC. OBJETIVO: O presente estudo investigou a influência do polimorfismo 4G/5G do PAI-1 nos níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 e sua associação com DAC avaliada por angiografia coronária. MÉTODOS: Foi avaliada amostra de sangue de 35 indivíduos com artérias coronárias angiograficamente normais, 31 indivíduos apresentando ateromatose leve/moderada, 57 indivíduos apresentando ateromatose grave e 38 indivíduos saudáveis (controles. Em pacientes e controles, o polimorfismo 4G/5G do PAI-1 foi determinado por amplificação da proteína-C reativa utilizando primers específicos de alelo. Os níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 foram quantificados pelo ensaio ELISA (American Diagnostica. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença entre os grupos quanto a sexo, idade e índice de massa corporal. Níveis plasmáticos de PAI-1 e frequência do genótipo 4G/4G mostravam-se significativamente maiores no grupo com ateromatose grave em comparação com os outros grupos (p 70% (p BACKGROUND: Type-1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism may influence the PAI-1 expression. High plasma levels of PAI-1 are associated with coronary artery disease (CAD. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the influence of PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism on plasma PAI-1 levels and its association with CAD assessed by coronary angiography. METHODS: Blood sample of 35 individuals with angiographycally normal coronary arteries, 31 individuals presenting mild/moderate atheromatosis, 57 individuals presenting severe atheromatosis and 38 healthy individuals (controls were evaluated. In patients and controls, the PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism was determined by PCR amplification using allele-specific primers. Plasma PAI-1 levels were quantified by ELISA assay (American Diagnostica

  12. Fatores de risco modificáveis para doença arterial coronariana nos trabalhadores de enfermagem Factores de riesgo modificables para la enfermedad arterial coronaria en los trabajadores de enfermería Modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease among nursing staff of a general hospital

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    Cyntia Oliveira Maia

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar os fatores de risco (FR modificáveis para doença arterial coronariana (DAC nos trabalhadores de enfermagem de um hospital geral. MÉTODOS: estudo com 209 trabalhadores submetidos a exame antropométrico e aferição da pressão arterial. Foram realizadas coletas capilares para verificar os níveis de colesterol total e glicemia para cálculo do índice de massa corporal (IMC. Aplicado questionário sobre atividade física e estresse. Os FR para DAC foram quantificados e avaliados. RESULTADOS: da amostra, 19,1% eram estressados, 29,7% hipertensos e 27,7% apresentaram CT>200mg/dl. O tabagismo corresponde a 28,8% dos técnicos. Os auxiliares apresentaram maior índice de IMC e nível de estresse; os enfermeiros foram os mais hipertensos. Sedentarismo estava presente em mais da metade da amostra. CONCLUSÃO: este estudo mostra a identificação e quantificação dos diferentes FR para DAC, pois a partir do conhecimento da realidade epidemiológica, é possível desenvolver ações e educação em saúde relevantes na intervenção preventiva.OBJETIVO: identificar los factores de riesgo (FR modificables para enfermedad arterial coronaria (DAC en los trabajadores de enfermería de un hospital general. MÉTODOS: estudio realizado con 209 trabajadores sometidos a examen antropométrico y evaluación de la de la presión arterial. Se llevaron a cabo recolecciones capilares para verificar los niveles de colesterol total y glicemia para el cálculo del índice de masa corporal (IMC. Se aplicó un cuestionario sobre actividad física y estrés. Los FR para DAC fueron cuantificados y evaluados. RESULTADOS: de la muestra, 19,1% eran estresados, 29,7% hipertensos y 27,7% presentaron CT>200mg/dl. El tabaquismo corresponde al 28,8% de los técnicos. Los auxiliares presentaron mayor índice de IMC y nivel de estrés; los enfermeros fueron los más hipertensos. El Sedentarismo estaba presente en más de la mitad de la muestra. CONCLUSI

  13. Fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em idosos: análise por enfermeiros utilizando ferramenta computacional Factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en ancianos: análisis por enfermeras utilizando herramienta computacional Risk factors for coronary artery disease in the elderly: analysis by nurses using computational tool

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    Silvia Sidnéia da Silva

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou analisar a ocorrência dos fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em população idosa participante de uma ação comunitária utilizando ferramenta computacional por enfermeiros. Para o desenvolvimento do trabalho utilizou-se uma base de dados coletada em um evento comunitário. As informações se referem a fatores de risco, dados antropométricos, aferição de valores de glicemia, colesterol e pressão arterial, ocorrência de doença cardíaca e outras. A estrutura multidimensional foi elaborada e gerenciada pela ferramenta Analysis Services. A população idosa correspondeu a 40,4% do total, um terço dessa população estava com valores alterados de pressão arterial sistêmica, 53,8% apresentavam índice de massa corporal acima de 25 Kg/m², 40,3% referiram hipertensão e 20,3%, diabetes mellitus. Conclui-se que o controle de fatores de risco para DAC em clientes idosos é essencial e que a tecnologia da informação pode apoiar na tomada de decisões estratégicas de promoção de saúde.Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo analizar la ocurrencia de los factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en la población anciana participante de una acción comunitaria con una herramienta computacional para las enfermeras. Para el desarrollo del trabajo se utilizó una base de datos colectada en un evento comunitario. Las informaciones se refieren a factores de riesgo, datos antropométricos, contraste de valores de glucemia, colesterol y presión arterial, ocurrencia de enfermedad cardiaca y otras. La estructura multidimensional fue elaborada y administrada por la herramienta Analysis Services. La población anciana correspondió a 40,4% del total, un tercio de esta población estaba con valores alterados de presión arterial sistémica, 53,8% presentaban índice de masa corporal arriba de 25Kg/m², 40,4% se referían a hipertensión y 20,3% diabetes mellitus. Se concluye que el control de factores de

  14. Fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em pacientes admitidos em unidade de hemodinâmica Factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en pacientes de una unidad de hemodinamia Risk factors for coronary artery disease in patients admitted in hemodynamics unit

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    Maria Karolina Echer Ferreira Feijó

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo transversal objetivou identificar os fatores de risco (FR para doença arterial coronariana (DAC em pacientes submetidos a procedimentos cardíacos em unidade de hemodinâmica. Incluíram-se 302 pacientes com idade de 62±11 anos, predominantemente brancos 270 (89% e do sexo masculino 172 (57%. O FR de maior prevalência foi o sedentarismo 227 (75%, seguido de hipertensão 220 (73%, dislipidemia 150 (50,5%, obesidade 87 (29%, diabetes mellitus 81 (27%, tabagismo 77 (25,5%, consumo de álcool 67 (22% e alimentação pobre em frutas e verduras 15 (5%. A correlação entre o número de FR e as variáveis - escolaridade, renda, idade, estado civil, atividade profissional e sexo -, além do número de procedimentos a que foram submetidos, comparado àqueles que apresentavam número superior a cinco FR para DAC, não foi significativa; no entanto, existe uma associação positiva, reforçando a importância de estratégias que visem à diminuição ou eliminação dos FR modificáveis.Estudio transversal cuyo objetivo fue evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo (FR para enfermedad arterial coronaria (EAC en pacientes sometidos a procedimientos cardíacos en una unidad de hemodinamia. Se incluyeron 302 pacientes de 62±11 años, predominantemente blancos (270, 89% y de sexo masculino (172, 57%. El FR más prevalente fue sedentarismo (227, 75%, seguido de hipertensión (220, 73%, dislipidemia (150, 50.5%, obesidad (87, 29%, diabetes mellitus (81, 27%, tabaquismo (77, 25.5%, consumo de alcohol (67, 22% y alimentación pobre en frutas y verduras (15, 5%. La correlación entre el número de FR y las variables analizadas (escolaridad, salario mínimo, edad, estado civil, actividad profesional y sexo, además del número de procedimientos a los que fueron sometidos comparados con aquellos que presentaban más que cinco FR para EAC, no fue significativo; sin embargo, existe una asociación positiva, reforzando la importancia de estrategias que

  15. Avaliação dos pacientes sobre os estressores em uma unidade coronariana Evaluación de los pacientes sobre factores generadores de estrés en una unidad coronaria Assessment of stressors among inpatients of a coronary Care Unit

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    Carina Aparecida Marosti

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar os fatores geradores de estresse para pacientes internados em uma Unidade Coronariana. MÉTODOS: os dados foram coletados através de entrevista com 43 pacientes. Para a avaliação dos estressores foi utilizada uma escala tipo Likert de 4 pontos que avaliou a intensidade do estresse para 42 possíveis estressores, variando de 1 (não estressante a 4 (muito estressante. RESULTADOS: no geral, a média obtida para os itens foi 1,71, caracterizando-os entre não estressantes e pouco estressantes na percepção dos pacientes. Os fatores mais estressantes foram: ter dor, não conseguir dormir, sentir falta do marido/esposa, ver a família por apenas alguns minutos e não poder mexer os braços. CONCLUSÃO: esses resultados podem auxiliar no planejamento da assistência de enfermagem.OBJETIVO: identificar los factores generadores de estrés en pacientes internados en una Unidad Coronaria. MÉTODOS: los datos fueron recolectados a través de una entrevista realizada a 43 pacientes. Para la evaluación de los estresores se utilizó una escala de tipo Likert de 4 pontos que evaluó la intensidad del estrés para 42 posibles estresores, variando de 1 (no estresante a 4 (muy estresante. RESULTADOS: en general, el promedio obtenido para los items fue de 1,71, siendo caracterizados como no estresantes y poco estresantes en la percepción de los pacientes. Los factores más estresantes fueron: tener dolor, no conseguir dormir, sentir falta del marido/esposa, ver a la familia por apenas algunos minutos y no poder mover los brazos. CONCLUSIÓN: estos resultados pueden auxiliar en la planificación de la asistencia de enfermería.OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify stress-producing factors of hospitalized patients hospitalized in a coronary care unit. METHODS: Data were collected through face-to-face interviews with 43 patients. The stressors were assessed with a four-point Likert scale, which evaluated stress intensity for 42 possible

  16. Rolling technique for treatment of left displacement of the large colon in horses: 11 cases (2004-2009 Técnica do rolamento para o tratamento de deslocamento à esquerda do cólon maior em equinos: 11 casos (2004-2009

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    P.A. Canola

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    Full Text Available The left displacement of the large colon, a condition that commonly occurs in horses, has two clinical manifestations. Different treatments including medical treatment, rolling the horse under general anesthesia or surgical correction have been recommended. The diagnosis can often be made by rectal examination and confirmed by percutaneous ultrasonography. During the period between 2004 and 2009, 11 horses were treated for left displacement of the large colon by rolling the horses under general anesthesia, using a slightly different technique than the ones previously described. The clinical case selection was based on rectal palpation confirmed with ultrasonogram. Nine animals were successfully treated and two had to be submitted to surgery after three attempts of rolling. No short or long term complications were observed after the procedure. Only one animal had a recurrence of the clinical manifestation 10 months after the first treatment and was successfully rolled once again. Despite a bit different from the other rolling procedures, this also proved to be an effective procedure. Rolling a horse even when attempted more than once showed to be a safe procedure, however, we reinforce the need for special attention following the procedure in order to establish proper emergency procedures in case complications occur.Durante o período de 2004 a 2009, 11 animais foram tratados para o deslocamento à esquerda do cólon maior, por meio da técnica de rolamento sob anestesia geral, com uma técnica distinta das demais previamente descritas. A seleção dos casos foi baseada nos achados da palpação retal e confirmada ultrassonograficamente. Nove animais foram tratados com sucesso e dois foram submetidos ao tratamento cirúrgico após três tentativas de rolamento. Não foram observadas complicações decorrentes do procedimento a curto e a longo prazos. Somente um animal apresentou recidiva do quadro clínico 10 meses após o tratamento e foi

  17. Autoestima de pacientes com doença arterial coronariana

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    Daniele Alcalá Pompeo

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to evaluate the self-esteem of individuals with coronary artery disease. Methods: this is a crosssectional study, carried out with 77 participants. The instruments used were Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. Results: most of the participants had moderate self-esteem, 48 (62.3%, followed by a low self-esteem, 29 (37.7%, being influenced by the variables gender (p=0.040, education level (p=0.009, anxious symptoms (p=0.010 and depressive (p=0.030. Conclusion: patients with coronary artery disease presented medium and low self-esteem scores. Higher levels of self-esteem were associated with females, higher education level and the presence of anxiety and depression symptoms.

  18. Macromolecular 3D SEM reconstruction strategies: Signal to noise ratio and resolution

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    Woodward, J.D.; Wepf, R.A.

    2014-01-01

    Three-dimensional scanning electron microscopy generates quantitative volumetric structural data from SEM images of macromolecules. This technique provides a quick and easy way to define the quaternary structure and handedness of protein complexes. Here, we apply a variety of preparation and imaging methods to filamentous actin in order to explore the relationship between resolution, signal-to-noise ratio, structural preservation and dataset size. This information can be used to define successful imaging strategies for different applications. - Highlights: • F-actin SEM datasets were collected using 8 different preparation/ imaging techniques. • Datasets were reconstructed by back projection and compared/analyzed • 3DSEM actin reconstructions can be produced with <100 views of the asymmetric unit. • Negatively stained macromolecules can be reconstructed by 3DSEM to ∼3 nm resolution

  19. The application of SEM in analyzing the damage to the petroleum reservoirs caused by drilling fluids

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    Abdul Razak Ismail

    1996-01-01

    An experimental study has been conducted to analyze the damage to the potential oil and gas reservoirs due to the invasion of drilling fluid during drilling operation. Two types of rock samples representing low and high permeability were used to stimulate the petroleum reservoirs. Sea water based drilling fluids were used in this study. Detail observations to the rock samples were analyzed using scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results of both permeability restoration and SEM observation showed that severe permeability impairments were obtained for high permeability rock. These results indicate that the relative size of the barite particles and the pore size distribution and characteristics of the formation play an important role in determining the damage caused by the drilling fluids

  20. Inconmensurabilidad semántica y progreso científico

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    Vázquez, Juan

    1997-08-01

    Full Text Available Not available.En la primera parte del trabajo se hace una presentación de las nociones de «inconmensurabilidad», tal como han sido formuladas por Feyerabend y Kuhn; y en la segunda parte, después de analizar los presupuestos semánticos con los que indudablemente han ido asociadas, se presenta un modelo alternativo de análisis semántico de la ‘inconmensurabilidad’, que permite desligarla de las nociones de «incomunicabilidad» e «incomparabilidad» interteóricas. Con ese propósito se hace uso de una doble noción de objeto formulada por C. S. Peirce, en sus Collected Papers, y por E. Husserl, en el parágrafo 131 de las Ideas.

  1. OpenCV-Based Nanomanipulation Information Extraction and the Probe Operation in SEM

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    Dongjie Li

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Aimed at the established telenanomanipulation system, the method of extracting location information and the strategies of probe operation were studied in this paper. First, the machine learning algorithm of OpenCV was used to extract location information from SEM images. Thus nanowires and probe in SEM images can be automatically tracked and the region of interest (ROI can be marked quickly. Then the location of nanowire and probe can be extracted from the ROI. To study the probe operation strategy, the Van der Waals force between probe and a nanowire was computed; thus relevant operating parameters can be obtained. With these operating parameters, the nanowire in 3D virtual environment can be preoperated and an optimal path of the probe can be obtained. The actual probe runs automatically under the telenanomanipulation system's control. Finally, experiments were carried out to verify the above methods, and results show the designed methods have achieved the expected effect.

  2. Consideraciones sobre la adquisición del adjetivo y su semántica

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    Millán Garrido, Mª del Rosario

    1988-01-01

    Con este trabajo se intenta profundizar en el adjetivo con un criterio semántico pero al ser difícil deslindarlo de sus estudios léxico y sintáctico, no vamos a excluir de él estos aspectos que se expondrán de forma breve y que nos ayudarán a sacar conclusiones más completas. Aunque la semántica ha ocupado la parte central de la investigación, ha tenido como apoyo el análisis léxico, reflejado en las gráficas, y un estudio sintáctico** previo.

  3. Minería de opiniones basada en patrones semánticos en Twitter

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    Artacho Torres, Pablo

    2014-01-01

    La minería de opinión o análisis de sentimiento es un tipo de análisis de texto que pretende ayudar a la toma de decisiones a través de la extracción y el análisis de opiniones, identificando las opiniones positivas, negativas y neutras; y midiendo su repercusión en la percepción de un tópico. En este trabajo se propone un modelo de análisis de sentimiento basado en diccionarios, que a través de la semántica y de los patrones semánticos que conforman el texto a clasificar, permite obtener la ...

  4. Morphology of Poly lactide/Polycaprolactone (PLA/PCL) Nano composite by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

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    Siti Zulaiha Hairaldin; Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus; Norazowa Ibrahim

    2011-01-01

    In this study, Octadecylamine Modified Montmorillonites (ODAMMT) were used to prepare Poly lactide/ Polycaprolactone (PLA/ PCL) nano composites. PLA and PCL mix in 90:10 ratios, using an internal mixer by melt blending technique. The other sample was blend with Natrium Montmorillonite (NaMMT) and Octadecylamine Modified Montmorillonite (ODA-MMT) to produce PLA/ PCL-NaMMT and PLA/ PCL ODAMMT. To characterize the polymer nano composites, X-ray diffraction (XRD), FTIR and SEM analysis were conducted. Comparison of morphology were made up between PLA/ PCL, PLA/ PCL with presence of 7 % of Na-MMT and 7 % ODA-MMT respectively based on SEM micrograph by calculate the number-average diameter. (author)

  5. Optimization study of direct morphology observation by cold field emission SEM without gold coating.

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    He, Dan; Fu, Cheng; Xue, Zhigang

    2018-06-01

    Gold coating is a general operation that is generally applied on non-conductive or low conductive materials, during which the morphology of the materials can be examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). However, fatal deficiencies in the materials can result in irreversible distortion and damage. The present study directly characterized different low conductive materials such as hydroxyapatite, modified poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) fiber, and zinc oxide nanopillar by cold field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) without a gold coating. According to the characteristics of the low conductive materials, various test conditions, such as different working signal modes, accelerating voltages, electron beam spots, and working distances, were characterized to determine the best morphological observations of each sample. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Cryo-FIB SEM for Characterization of the Structure of Fish Oil Emulsions

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    Jensen, Louise Helene Søgaard; Horn, Anna Frisenfeldt; Jacobsen, Charlotte

    2011-01-01

    layers. The emulsion fractures are random and impossible to control when using freeze-fracture cryo-SEM. We have previously shown that some types of emulsifiers tend to break along the interface layer, while others cause the fractures to be perpendicular to the interface layer [3]. To control the field...... of view more specifically and to ensure the access to the desired part of the sample, we propose now the use of cryo-FIB SEM. This method allows us to access the interface layers as needed, see figure 1. Emulsions with high oil content, i.e. 70%, and relatively large oil droplets, i.e. μm range, have been...

  7. A Data Matrix Method for Improving the Quantification of Element Percentages of SEM/EDX Analysis

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    Lane, John

    2009-01-01

    A simple 2D M N matrix involving sample preparation enables the microanalyst to peer below the noise floor of element percentages reported by the SEM/EDX (scanning electron microscopy/ energy dispersive x-ray) analysis, thus yielding more meaningful data. Using the example of a 2 3 sample set, there are M = 2 concentration levels of the original mix under test: 10 percent ilmenite (90 percent silica) and 20 percent ilmenite (80 percent silica). For each of these M samples, N = 3 separate SEM/EDX samples were drawn. In this test, ilmenite is the element of interest. By plotting the linear trend of the M sample s known concentration versus the average of the N samples, a much higher resolution of elemental analysis can be performed. The resulting trend also shows how the noise is affecting the data, and at what point (of smaller concentrations) is it impractical to try to extract any further useful data.

  8. Contrast of Backscattered Electron SEM Images of Nanoparticles on Substrates with Complex Structure

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    Thomas Kowoll

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This study is concerned with backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (BSE SEM contrast of complex nanoscaled samples which consist of SiO2 nanoparticles (NPs deposited on indium-tin-oxide covered bulk SiO2 and glassy carbon substrates. BSE SEM contrast of NPs is studied as function of the primary electron energy and working distance. Contrast inversions are observed which prevent intuitive interpretation of NP contrast in terms of material contrast. Experimental data is quantitatively compared with Monte-Carlo- (MC- simulations. Quantitative agreement between experimental data and MC-simulations is obtained if the transmission characteristics of the annular semiconductor detector are taken into account. MC-simulations facilitate the understanding of NP contrast inversions and are helpful to derive conditions for optimum material and topography contrast.

  9. Contrast of Backscattered Electron SEM Images of Nanoparticles on Substrates with Complex Structure.

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    Kowoll, Thomas; Müller, Erich; Fritsch-Decker, Susanne; Hettler, Simon; Störmer, Heike; Weiss, Carsten; Gerthsen, Dagmar

    2017-01-01

    This study is concerned with backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (BSE SEM) contrast of complex nanoscaled samples which consist of SiO 2 nanoparticles (NPs) deposited on indium-tin-oxide covered bulk SiO 2 and glassy carbon substrates. BSE SEM contrast of NPs is studied as function of the primary electron energy and working distance. Contrast inversions are observed which prevent intuitive interpretation of NP contrast in terms of material contrast. Experimental data is quantitatively compared with Monte-Carlo- (MC-) simulations. Quantitative agreement between experimental data and MC-simulations is obtained if the transmission characteristics of the annular semiconductor detector are taken into account. MC-simulations facilitate the understanding of NP contrast inversions and are helpful to derive conditions for optimum material and topography contrast.

  10. Characterising palladium-silver and palladium-nickel alloy membranes using SEM, XRD and PIXE

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    Keuler, J.N.; Lorenzen, L.; Sanderson, R.D.; Prozesky, V.; Przybylowicz, W.J.

    1999-01-01

    Palladium alloy membranes were prepared by successive electroless plating steps on an alumina-zirconia support membrane. Palladium, silver and nickel were deposited in layers and then the metal films were heat treated for 5 h in a hydrogen atmosphere at 650 deg. C. The topography of the metal coatings and cross-sections of the films (before and after heating) were characterised using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). XRD was used to determine the crystal phase of the alloy coatings. Both SEM and XRD provide only surface information and therefore micro-PIXE was used to extract depth information of the alloy coating. Concentration profiles across the thickness of the films were constructed to determine penetration of the coating into the support membrane pores during electroless plating and to investigate diffusion of coated layers during the heating step

  11. Electronic structure and optical properties of (BeTen/(ZnSem superlattices

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    Caid M.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The structural, electronic and optical properties of (BeTen/(ZnSem superlattices have been computationally evaluated for different configurations with m = n and m≠n using the full-potential linear muffin-tin method. The exchange and correlation potentials are treated by the local density approximation (LDA. The ground state properties of (BeTen/(ZnSem binary compounds are determined and compared with the available data. It is found that the superlattice band gaps vary depending on the layers used. The optical constants, including the dielectric function ε(ω, the refractive index n(ω and the refractivity R(ω, are calculated for radiation energies up to 35 eV.

  12. Local behavior of an AISI 304 stainless steel submitted to in situ biaxial loading in SEM

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    Caër, C., E-mail: celia.caer@gmail.com; Pesci, R.

    2017-04-06

    The microstructural response of a coarse grained AISI 304 stainless steel submitted to biaxial tensile loading was investigated using SEM and X-ray diffraction. The specimen geometry was designed to allow for biaxial stress state and incipient crack in the center of the active part under biaxial tensile loading. This complex loading was performed step by step by a micromachine fitting into a SEM chamber. At each loading step FSD pictures and EBSD measurements were carried out to study the microstructural evolution of the alloy, namely grain rotations and misorientations, stress-induced martensite formation and crack propagation. According to their initial orientation, grains are found to behave differently under loading. Approximately 60% of grains are shown to reorient to the [110] Z orientation under biaxial tensile loading, whereas the 40% left undergo high plastic deformation. EBSD and XRD measurements respectively performed under loading and on the post mortem specimen highlighted the formation of about 4% of martensite.

  13. XRD and SEM analysis of hydroxyapatite during immersion in stimulated physiological solutions

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    Yusof Abdullah; Idris Besar; Rosmamuhamadani Ramli; Abd Razak Daud

    2000-01-01

    XRD and SEM techniques were used to analyse the apatite layer developed on the synthetic hydroxyapatite surface following immersion in the simulated body fluid (SBF) that mimics the conditions of material experiences after implantation in the human body. Initially, the new layers formed after 7 day's incubation and increased with immersion time as crystallization of apatite phase. The XRD confirmed that the deposited layer was hydroxyapatite and crystallographically. With time, the crystal growth become more random and the intensity of the peaks decreased. During immersion, hydroxyapatite was precipitated from the SBF and coherently scattered with very small crystal. The SEM observation shows that the new precipitates were increased as well as incubation period increased. Therefore, hydroxyapatite ceramics are suggested to have very good biocompatibility. (Author)

  14. Lesão da artéria ilíaca esquerda durante laminectomia lombar: relato de caso Lesión de la arteria ilíaca izquierda durante laminectomia lombar: relato de caso Left iliac artery injury during lumbar laminectomy: case report

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    Wanderley Rodrigues Moreira

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Lesão da artéria ilíaca é uma ocorrência rara em laminectomias, porém, muito grave. O objetivo deste relato é apresentar um caso de lesão da artéria ilíaca esquerda, em paciente submetido a laminectomia lombar sob raquianestesia, que se manifestou clinicamente no pós-operatório imediato, sete horas após o início da cirurgia. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, estado físico ASA I, 31 anos, 68 kg, foi submetido à laminectomia lombar em decúbito ventral sob raquianestesia em L2-L3, com bupivacaína hiperbárica a 0,5% (20 mg e fentanil 25 µg. A cirurgia transcorreu normalmente e sete horas após o seu início, já no pós-operatório, o paciente apresentou hipotensão arterial, taquicardia, agitação e dor abdominal difusa. A tomografia abdominal mostrou aspecto compatível com hematoma retroperitoneal e a laparotomia exploradora revelou lesão da artéria ilíaca comum esquerda. Após a laparotomia, o paciente evoluiu bem. CONCLUSÕES: Na dependência do posicionamento e do estado físico, técnicas de anestesia geral se impõem. O caso chama atenção para o fato de que qualquer técnica anestésica que tenha sido realizada, o sangramento no campo operatório pode não ser real, na vigência de uma lesão vascular, porque este sangramento pode ser tardio. No presente caso, a manifestação clínica ocorreu sete horas após o início da cirurgia, quando o paciente já estava recuperado da anestesia. No entanto, o fenômeno (hipotensão arterial poderia ter ocorrido no per-operatório.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Lesión de la arteria ilíaca es una ocurrencia rara en laminectomias, no obstante, muy grave. El objetivo de este relato es presentar un caso de lesión de la arteria ilíaca izquierda, en paciente sometido a laminectomia lombar sobre raquianestesia, que se manifestó clínicamente en el pós-operatorio inmediato, siete horas después del inicio de la cirugía. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente

  15. Agenesia isolada da artéria pulmonar direita ou esquerda: avaliação da evolução natural e a longo prazo, após intervenção corretiva Isolated unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis: evaluation of natural and long term evolution after corrective surgery

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    Edmar Atik

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Agenesia da artéria pulmonar, direita ou esquerda, rara como anomalia isolada, foi relatada em 119 casos desde 1978. Apresenta-se clinicamente com hipertensão pulmonar (HP na infância e com hemoptise no adulto. Intervenções como reconstrução arterial pulmonar e lobectomia foram realizadas em 17% dos casos. Analisamos quatro destes casos, sendo dois em evolução natural e dois com regressão da HP, após longo tempo da correção operatória. MÉTODOS: Quatro crianças, três do sexo masculino, com 22,10 e 35 meses de idade e uma do sexo feminino com 20 meses, com insuficiência cardíaca direita (ICD e cianose na primeira e ICD na segunda e cansaço aos esforços nas outras duas. Todas tinham sinais de HP, sobrecarga ventricular direita no ECG e cardiomegalia. Cateterismo cardíaco mostrou pressões sistêmicas na artéria pulmonar contralateral na agenesia à direita em três e na agenesia à esquerda em um caso. RESULTADOS: Restabelecimento cirúrgico da continuidade arterial pulmonar foi possível em dois casos, na criança de 22 e na de 10 meses de idade, pela interposição de Goretex de diâmetro de 7 mm entre as artérias pulmonares até o hilo pulmonar contralateral hipoplásico. Houve regressão dos sinais de HP em período imediato e tardio, com 7 e 2,5 anos de idade respectivamente. A relação das pressões entre os ventrículos direito e esquerdo era de 30 e 40%, nos dois casos. A perfusão pulmonar aumentou de 8 para 44% e de 8 para 23%, nos dois casos. O mesmo procedimento foi programado para os outros pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Esta técnica se torna a operação de escolha para casos similares, raramente descritos na literatura, mesmo em presença de acentuada HP e hipoplasia arterial pulmonar contralateral.OBJECTIVE: Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis is an uncommon isolated anomaly and since 1978 only 119 cases have been reported. In general the condition presents as pulmonary hypertension (PH in children and

  16. Revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea em pacientes acima de 75 anos: análise dos resultados imediatos Myocardial revascularization without extracorporeal circulation in patients over 75 years of age: analysis of immediate results

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados imediatos da operação para revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea em pacientes acima de 75 anos. MÉTODOS: De janeiro 2001 a dezembro 2003, 193 pacientes com idade variando de 75 a 94 anos, correspondendo a 100% das operações coronarianas realizadas em pacientes acima de 75 anos, sendo 121 homens e 72 mulheres, foram submetidos a operação para revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea e analisados, retrospectivamente, os dados de internação dos pacientes. RESULTADOS: A hipertensão arterial esteve presente em 174 (90%, seguida de dislipidemia em 115 (59%, tabagismo em 89 (46% e diabetes em 57 (29%, e 96 (49,7% com antecedente de infarto do miocárdio. Destes, 53 (27,4% tinham apresentado evento isquêmico agudo em um período OBJECTIVE: To assess the immediate results of myocardial revascularization surgery without extracorporeal circulation in a group of patients over 75 years of age. METHODS: From January 2001 to December 2003, 193 (121 men and 72 women patients with ages ranging from 75 to 94 years, corresponding to 100% of the coronary surgeries performed in patients over the age of 75 years, underwent myocardial revascularization without extracorporeal circulation. Their hospitalization data were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Arterial hypertension was present in 174 (90%, dyslipidemia in 115 (59%, smoking in 89 (46%, and diabetes in 57 (29%. Ninety-six (49.7% patients had had a previous myocardial infarction, 53 of whom (27.4% had experienced an acute ischemic event in a period < 30 days after surgery. Critical obstructive lesions in 3 or more coronary vessels were present in 156 (80.95% patients, while 30 (15% patients had an important obstruction of the left main coronary artery, and 30 (15% patients had an ejection fraction < 30%. The score obtained according to the EUROSCORE ranged from 3 to 18, with an expected mortality rate for the group of

  17. Equações de predição da aptidão cardiorrespiratória sem testes de exercício e sua aplicabilidade em estudos epidemiológicos: uma revisão sistemática Prediction of aerobic fitness without stress testing and applicability to epidemiological studies: a systematic review

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    Geraldo de Albuquerque Maranhão Neto

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Uma baixa aptidão cardiorrespiratória é considerada fator de risco independente para o óbito por todas as causas, mas principalmente por doença coronariana. Devido a essa importância e à dificuldade de avaliá-la por meio de testes de exercícios, formas alternativas de avaliação foram sugeridas, envolvendo equações de predição sem a necessidade de realização de exercícios. O presente estudo objetivou analisar criticamente esses modelos e, principalmente, sua aplicabilidade em estudos epidemiológicos. Foi realizada uma revisão de artigos publicados entre 1966 e 2002. Os critérios para julgar a qualidade dos estudos foram: (a inclusão de variáveis explicativas com base teórica; (b critérios de validação (padrão-ouro; (c equações apresentadas por completo, incluindo erro padrão da estimativa; (d equações submetidas a processo de validação cruzada. Apenas cinco dos 23 estudos selecionados atenderam a todos os critérios de qualidade. Conclui-se que, em princípio, os modelos sem exercícios podem constituir alternativa viável para avaliação da aptidão cardiorrespiratória em estudos epidemiológicos. No entanto, ainda são poucas as equações disponíveis cuja validação permite grau aceitável de generalização.Cardiorespiratory fitness is used as an independent factor for evaluating risk of all-cause mortality, but mainly from coronary heart disease. Nevertheless, evaluation of fitness based on stress tests poses numerous epidemiological difficulties. Alternative forms of evaluation have therefore been suggested using non-exercise-based regression models. This study aimed to analyze these models and their applicability to epidemiological studies. A systematic review was conducted of articles published from 1966 to 2002. The models were classified according to: (a theoretical justification for the explanatory variables included in the model; (b validation criteria (gold standard; (c regression models fully

  18. Uncertainty in the use of MAMA software to measure particle morphological parameters from SEM images

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    2017-06-05

    The MAMA software package developed at LANL is designed to make morphological measurements on a wide variety of digital images of objects. At LANL, we have focused on using MAMA to measure scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of particles, as this is a critical part of our forensic analysis of interdicted radiologic materials. In order to successfully use MAMA to make such measurements, we must understand the level of uncertainty involved in the process, so that we can rigorously support our quantitative conclusions.

  19. Dynamic Correction of Higher-Order Deflection Aberrations in the Environmental SEM

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    Oral, Martin; Neděla, Vilém

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 21, S4 (2015), s. 194-199 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-22777S; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : environmental SEM * ESEM * shifted deflection pivot point * Higher order deflection aberrations * vignetting * dynamic focusing * dynamic stigmator * dynamic correction Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.730, year: 2015

  20. SEM-analysis of grain boundary porosity in three S-176 specimens

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    Malen, K.; Birath, S.; Mattsson, O.

    1980-10-01

    Porosity in UO 2 -fuel has been studied in scanning electron microscope (SEM). The aim was to obtain a basis for evaluation of porosity in high burnup power reactor fuel. Three specimens have been analyzed. In the high temperature zones porosity can be seen both on grain boundaries and at grain edges. In the low temperature regions very little changes seem to have occurred during irradiation. (author)

  1. SEM/TIMS analysis trials on hotswipe samples taken from a shielded cell at Harwell

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    Tushingham, J.; Vatter, I.; Cooke, R.

    1998-09-01

    The IAEA require advanced techniques and procedures for the detection of traces of actinides to be applied to their environmental sampling programme for nuclear safeguards as a means to detect undeclared activities. 'Swipe' samples taken from within nuclear facilities by IAEA inspectors require analysis to determine their actinide content and composition by bulk and particle measurements. The use of analytical equipment capable of analysing individual particles, particularly of actinides, is essential to optimise the IAEA's aim to monitor Member State's nuclear activities more proficiently. A trial has been undertaken at the Harwell Laboratory of AEA Technology to establish the efficacy of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS) for the particle and bulk characterisation, respectively, of actinides on samples taken from within a shielded cell. These measurements were supported by γ-spectrometry and α-spectrometry. 'Hotswipe' samples taken from within a shielded cell with a well-known recent history have been prepared for particle and bulk analysis. SEM has been used to characterise individual particles from the swipe samples and the results have been related to known cell activities. Samples were prepared for SEM using a simple procedure to minimise the potential for sample contamination. The method proved to be capable of identifying 1 μm particles that contained U, Pu, Pa and Np. The measurement of U/Pu ratios was limited to particles that contained >2% Pu in U by weight. TIMS, together with alpha spectrometry, has been used to determine the bulk actinide composition of the samples whilst gamma spectrometry has been used to determine the fission product composition. Further work to improve the potential of SEM, and also secondary ionisation mass spectrometry (SIMS), for the measurement of hotswipe samples has been proposed. (author)

  2. Does your SEM really tell the truth? How would you know? part 3: vibration and drift

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    Postek, Michael T.; Vladár, András. E.; Cizmar, Petr

    2014-09-01

    This is the third of a series of papers discussing various causes of measurement uncertainty in scanned particle beam instruments, and some of the solutions researched and developed at NIST. Scanned particle beam instruments especially the scanning electron microscope (SEM) have gone through tremendous evolution to become indispensable tools for many and diverse scientifi c and industrial applications. These improvements have signifi cantly enhanced their performance and made them far easier to operate. But, ease of operation has also fostered operator complacency. In addition, the user-friendliness has reduced the need for extensive operator training. Unfortunately, this has led to the concept that the SEM is just another expensive digital camera or another peripheral device connected to a computer and that all of the issues related to obtaining quality data have been solved. Hence, a person (or company) using these instruments may be lulled into thinking that all of the potential pitfalls have been fully eliminated and they believe everything they see on the micrograph is always correct. But, as described in this and the earlier presentations this may not be the case. The fi rst paper in this series discussed some of the issues related to signal generation in the SEM, including instrument calibration, electron beam-sample interactions and the need for physics-based modelling to understand the actual image formation mechanisms to properly interpret SEM images. The second paper, discussed another major issue confronting the microscopist: specimen contamination and methods of contamination elimination. This third paper, discusses vibration and drift and some useful solutions.

  3. Nanomanufacturing concerns about measurements made in the SEM Part III: vibration and drift

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    Postek, Michael T.; Vladár, András. E.; Cizmar, Petr

    2014-08-01

    Many advanced manufacturing processes employ scanning electron microscopes (SEM) for on-line critical measurements for process and quality control. This is the third of a series of papers discussing various causes of measurement uncertainty in scanned particle beam instruments, and some of the solutions researched and developed at NIST. Scanned particle beam instruments especially the scanning electron microscope have gone through tremendous evolution to become indispensable tools for many and diverse scientifi c and industrial applications. These improvements have signifi cantly enhanced their performance and made them far easier to operate. But, ease of operation has also fostered operator complacency. In addition, the user-friendliness has reduced the need for extensive operator training. Unfortunately, this has led to the concept that the SEM is just another expensive digital camera or another peripheral device connected to a computer and that all of the issues related to obtaining quality data have been solved. Hence, a person (or company) using these instruments may be lulled into thinking that all of the potential pitfalls have been fully eliminated and they believe everything they see on the micrograph is always correct. But, as described in this and the earlier presentations this may not be the case. The fi rst paper in this series discussed some of the issues related to signal generation in the SEM, including instrument calibration, electron beam-sample interactions and the need for physics-based modelling to understand the actual image formation mechanisms to properly interpret SEM images. The second paper, discussed another major issue confronting the microscopist: specimen contamination and methods of contamination elimination. This third paper, discusses vibration and drift and some useful solutions.

  4. Methods for Additive Hydration Allowing Observation of Fully Hydrated State of Wet Samples in Environmental SEM

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    Neděla, Vilém

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 70, č. 2 (2007), s. 95-100 ISSN 1059-910X R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA102/05/0886; GA AV ČR KJB200650602 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20650511 Keywords : agar * natural structure * biological specimens * environmental SEM Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.644, year: 2007

  5. A new method using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for preparation of anisopterous odonates.

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    Del Palacio, Alejandro; Sarmiento, Patricia Laura; Javier, Muzón

    2017-10-01

    Anisopterous odonate male's secondary genitalia is a complex of several structures, among them the vesica spermalis is the most informative with important specific characters. The observation of those characters, mostly of membranous nature, is difficult in the Scanning Electron Microscope due to dehydration and metallization processes. In this contribution, we discuss a new and low cost procedure for the observation of these characters in the SEM, compatible with the most common agents used for preserving specimens. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. GammaSem Proceedings. A Nordic seminar for users of gamma spectrometry

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    Straalberg, E. (ed.) (Institute for Energy Technolgy (Norway)); Berg, K. (National Institute of Radiation Protection (Denmark)); Dowdall, M. (Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Norway)) (and others)

    2010-11-15

    The project GammaSem was proposed to the NKS in 2008. The aim of the project was to arrange two seminars for users of gamma spectrometry, in 2009 and 2010. The seminars were meant to provide a forum for discussions and sharing of information on practical issues concerning gamma spectrometry and initiate a network of gamma spectrometry users in the Nordic countries. Such a Nordic network should strengthen the collaboration between laboratories and improve all participants' competence in practical gamma spectrometry. Both seminars' focus was practical challenges met by the users themselves, rather than theoretical matters. Scientists and users of gamma spectrometry from all five Nordic countries were invited to the seminar, as well as scientist from the Baltic countries. A total of 65 people signed up for GammaSem 2010; representing 30 different universities, commercial companies, research institutes and authorities. The working group concept as presented at last year's GammaSem, has not worked out as intended. The reason for this is probably because most of the laboratories that signed up to join the working groups, signed up because they wanted to learn more about the different subjects. In combination with the fact that no funding was made available for the working groups, it was difficult to establish goals on what to achieve. None of the working groups applied for funding from the NKS (or elsewhere) to establish separate projects. There is a big need for more cooperation and for training within the field of gamma spectrometry. This fact has been proved through these two seminars, both by the many different topics that have been discussed, but also by the huge interest for participating in the suggested series of workshop. The GammaSem seminars have thus provided a much welcomed starting point for a broader Nordic collaboration. (Author)

  7. Quantitative Analysis of Micro-porosity of Eco-material by Using SEM Technique

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    ZHANG Ji-ru; LIU Yuan-zhi; LIU Zu-de

    2004-01-01

    Microstructure of the eco-material combining vegetation recovery with slope protection is important for determining plant-growing properties.Several techniques for analyzing the eco-material microstructure are presented,including the freeze-cut-drying method of preparing samples for scanning electronic microscopy (SEM),the SEM image processing technique and quantifying analysis method of the SEM images,and etc.The aggregates and pores in SEM images are identified using the different mathematics operators,and their effects are compared.The areas of aggregates and pores are obtained using the operator of morphology,and the influences of different thresholds in image segmentation are also discussed.The results show that the method,in which the variation of non-maximum grey-level gradient is limited,improves the effect of edge detections due to a weak distinction existing at the edge between the aggregates and pores in image.The determination of the threshold should combine the image characteristic with filling operation,so as to assure the precision of the image analysis,in which the contact-segmentation is the simplest and most effective method.The results also show that the pore areas in eco-materials are generally larger than those in the correlative soils,and their increment is large as soil fabric being fine.These differences are related to admixture of expansive perliticThe operator of morphology provides a new method for the image analysis of other porous material microstructure such as soils and concretes.

  8. Do generic strategies impact performance in higher educational institutions? A SEM-based investigation

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    Ahlam Mohammad Alzoubi; Okechukwu Lawrence Emeagwali

    2016-01-01

    This study set out to initiate an investigation into the linkage between generic strategy and performance in higher educational institutions and the moderating effect of institution-type. Using structural equation modeling (SEM), it examined the responses of a stratified sample of academics and administrative staff (n= 333) randomly selected from eight universities in northern Cyprus. Findings suggest that while there is a weak effect of differentiation strategy on performance, a strong effec...

  9. Ontologías y Web Semántica 2005. Resumen del taller

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    Corcho, Oscar; Gómez-Pérez, A.; Fernández López, Mariano; Ramos Gargantilla, JA.

    2006-01-01

    En este artículo se resumen los resultados obtenidos en el taller “Ontologías y Web Semántica 2005”, que fue celebrado el día 14 de noviembre de 2005 en Santiago de Compostela, en el contexto de la Conferencia de la Asociación Española para la Inteligencia Artificial (CAEPIA2005).

  10. Módulos interactivos para el aprendizaje de la semántica.

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    Aquino Palacios, Ingrid

    2012-01-01

    Se proponen modulos interactivos para lograr el aprendizaje de la semantica en alumnos del V semestre de la Carrera de Lenguas, Literatura y Comunicacion de la Facultad de Educacion de la UNCP. Los metodos utilizados fueron el experimental y el bibliografico-documental. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron la prueba objetiva, prueba de ensayo y la prueba pedagogica. Se logró mejorar el aprendizaje de la semántica 

  11. Quantifying Golgi structure using EM: combining volume-SEM and stereology for higher throughput.

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    Ferguson, Sophie; Steyer, Anna M; Mayhew, Terry M; Schwab, Yannick; Lucocq, John Milton

    2017-06-01

    Investigating organelles such as the Golgi complex depends increasingly on high-throughput quantitative morphological analyses from multiple experimental or genetic conditions. Light microscopy (LM) has been an effective tool for screening but fails to reveal fine details of Golgi structures such as vesicles, tubules and cisternae. Electron microscopy (EM) has sufficient resolution but traditional transmission EM (TEM) methods are slow and inefficient. Newer volume scanning EM (volume-SEM) methods now have the potential to speed up 3D analysis by automated sectioning and imaging. However, they produce large arrays of sections and/or images, which require labour-intensive 3D reconstruction for quantitation on limited cell numbers. Here, we show that the information storage, digital waste and workload involved in using volume-SEM can be reduced substantially using sampling-based stereology. Using the Golgi as an example, we describe how Golgi populations can be sensed quantitatively using single random slices and how accurate quantitative structural data on Golgi organelles of individual cells can be obtained using only 5-10 sections/images taken from a volume-SEM series (thereby sensing population parameters and cell-cell variability). The approach will be useful in techniques such as correlative LM and EM (CLEM) where small samples of cells are treated and where there may be variable responses. For Golgi study, we outline a series of stereological estimators that are suited to these analyses and suggest workflows, which have the potential to enhance the speed and relevance of data acquisition in volume-SEM.

  12. Nanomanufacturing Concerns about Measurements Made in the SEM Part IV: Charging and its Mitigation.

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    Postek, Michael T; Vladár, András E

    2015-01-01

    This is the fourth part of a series of tutorial papers discussing various causes of measurement uncertainty in scanned particle beam instruments, and some of the solutions researched and developed at NIST and other research institutions. Scanned particle beam instruments especially the scanning electron microscope (SEM) have gone through tremendous evolution to become indispensable tools for many and diverse scientific and industrial applications. These improvements have significantly enhanced their performance and made them far easier to operate. But, the ease of operation has also fostered operator complacency. In addition, the user-friendliness has reduced the apparent need for extensive operator training. Unfortunately, this has led to the idea that the SEM is just another expensive "digital camera" or another peripheral device connected to a computer and that all of the problems in obtaining good quality images and data have been solved. Hence, one using these instruments may be lulled into thinking that all of the potential pitfalls have been fully eliminated and believing that, everything one sees on the micrograph is always correct. But, as described in this and the earlier papers, this may not be the case. Care must always be taken when reliable quantitative data are being sought. The first paper in this series discussed some of the issues related to signal generation in the SEM, including instrument calibration, electron beam-sample interactions and the need for physics-based modeling to understand the actual image formation mechanisms to properly interpret SEM images. The second paper has discussed another major issue confronting the microscopist: specimen contamination and methods to eliminate it. The third paper discussed mechanical vibration and stage drift and some useful solutions to mitigate the problems caused by them, and here, in this the fourth contribution, the issues related to specimen "charging" and its mitigation are discussed relative to

  13. Elemental analyses of bulk and individual particles by PIXE and SEM-EDX

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    Kasahara, Mikio; Shinoda, Kazuyuki; Takahashi, Kanji; Yoshida, Kouji.

    1993-01-01

    The atmospheric aerosol samples were collected by a stacked filter method under the various environmental conditions. The elemental concentrations of aerosol particles were measured using PIXE analysis as a bulk sample. And also elemental compositions of about 200 individual particles per each sample were measured by SEM-EDX analysis. In this study, the correspondencies of analytical results measured by both analyses as well as chemical characteristics of individual and bulk aerosols were investigated. (author)

  14. SEM visualization of glycosylated surface molecules using lectin-coated microspheres

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    Duke, J.; Janer, L.; Campbell, M.

    1985-01-01

    There are several techniques currently used to localize glycosylated surface molecules by scanning electron microscopy (Grinnell, 1980; Molday, 1976; Linthicum and Sell, 1975; Nicolson, 1974; Lo Buglio, et al, 1972). A simple and rapid method, using a modification of Grinnell's technique is reported here. Essentially, microspheres coated with Concavalin A are used to bind to glycosylated regions of the palatal shelf epithelium and are visualized in the scanning electron microscope (SEM).

  15. Study of SEM induced current and voltage contrast modes to assess semiconductor reliability

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    Beall, J. R.

    1976-01-01

    The purpose of the scanning electron microscopy study was to review the failure history of existing integrated circuit technologies to identify predominant failure mechanisms, and to evaluate the feasibility of their detection using SEM application techniques. The study investigated the effects of E-beam irradiation damage and contamination deposition rates; developed the necessary methods for applying the techniques to the detection of latent defects and weaknesses in integrated circuits; and made recommendations for applying the techniques.

  16. GammaSem Proceedings. A Nordic seminar for users of gamma spectrometry

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    Straelberg, E.; Berg, K.; Dowdall, M.

    2010-11-01

    The project GammaSem was proposed to the NKS in 2008. The aim of the project was to arrange two seminars for users of gamma spectrometry, in 2009 and 2010. The seminars were meant to provide a forum for discussions and sharing of information on practical issues concerning gamma spectrometry and initiate a network of gamma spectrometry users in the Nordic countries. Such a Nordic network should strengthen the collaboration between laboratories and improve all participants' competence in practical gamma spectrometry. Both seminars' focus was practical challenges met by the users themselves, rather than theoretical matters. Scientists and users of gamma spectrometry from all five Nordic countries were invited to the seminar, as well as scientist from the Baltic countries. A total of 65 people signed up for GammaSem 2010; representing 30 different universities, commercial companies, research institutes and authorities. The working group concept as presented at last year's GammaSem, has not worked out as intended. The reason for this is probably because most of the laboratories that signed up to join the working groups, signed up because they wanted to learn more about the different subjects. In combination with the fact that no funding was made available for the working groups, it was difficult to establish goals on what to achieve. None of the working groups applied for funding from the NKS (or elsewhere) to establish separate projects. There is a big need for more cooperation and for training within the field of gamma spectrometry. This fact has been proved through these two seminars, both by the many different topics that have been discussed, but also by the huge interest for participating in the suggested series of workshop. The GammaSem seminars have thus provided a much welcomed starting point for a broader Nordic collaboration. (Author)

  17. Morphological and Production Changes in Stressed Red Yeasts Monitored Using SEM and Raman Spectroscopy

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    Hrubanová, Kamila; Samek, Ota; Haroniková, A.; Bernatová, Silvie; Zemánek, Pavel; Márová, I.; Krzyžánek, Vladislav

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 22, S3 (2016), s. 1146-1147 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01; GA ČR(CZ) GA14-20012S; GA ČR(CZ) GA15-20645S Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : SEM * Raman spectroscopy Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.891, year: 2016

  18. SemMat: Federated Semantic Services Platform for Open materials Science and Engineering

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    2017-01-01

    SEMMAT: FEDERATED SEMANTIC SERVICES PLATFORM FOR OPEN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY JANUARY 2017 FINAL TECHNICAL...COVERED (From - To) JUL 2013 – JUN 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE SemMat: FEDERATED SEMANTIC SERVICES PLATFORM FOR OPEN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING...models to represent materials data. This provides a data exchange scheme for materials science , which also includes provenance information to promote

  19. 3-D Analysis of Graphite Nodules in Ductile Cast Iron Using FIB-SEM

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    D'Angelo, Luca; Jespersen, Freja N.; MacDonald, A. Nicole

    Ductile cast iron samples were analysed in a Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope, FIB-SEM. The focussed ion beam was used to carefully remove layers of the graphite nodules to reveal internal structures in the nodules. The sample preparation and milling procedure for sectioning graphite...... inside the nodules, their orientation in relation to the graphite and the chemistry of the inclusions is analysed and described. Formation of the structures during solidification and subsequent cooling to room temperature is discussed....

  20. Monitoring of Multilayered Bacterial Biofilm Morphology by Cryo-SEM for Raman Spectroscopy Measurements

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    Hrubanová, Kamila; Bernatová, Silvie; Samek, Ota; Šerý, Mojmír; Zemánek, Pavel; Nebesářová, Jana; Růžička, F.; Krzyžánek, Vladislav

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 21, S3 (2015), s. 187-188 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01; GA ČR(CZ) GA14-20012S Institutional support: RVO:68081731 ; RVO:60077344 Keywords : multilayered bacterial biofilm * morphology by Cryo-SEM * Raman spectroscopy Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.730, year: 2015

  1. Fuzzy Control and Connected Region Marking Algorithm-Based SEM Nanomanipulation

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    Dongjie Li

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The interactive nanomanipulation platform is established based on fuzzy control and connected region marking (CRM algorithm in SEM. The 3D virtual nanomanipulation model is developed to make up the insufficiency of the 2D SEM image information, which provides the operator with depth and real-time visual feedback information to guide the manipulation. The haptic device Omega3 is used as the master to control the 3D motion of the nanopositioner in master-slave mode and offer the force sensing to the operator controlled with fuzzy control algorithm. Aiming at sensing of force feedback during the nanomanipulation, the collision detection method of the virtual nanomanipulation model and the force rending model are studied to realize the force feedback of nanomanipulation. The CRM algorithm is introduced to process the SEM image which provides effective position data of the objects for updating the virtual environment (VE, and relevant issues such as calibration and update rate of VE are also discussed. Finally, the performance of the platform is validated by the ZnO nanowire manipulation experiments.

  2. Application of SEM/EBSD and FEG-TEM/CBED to determine eutectic solidification mechanisms

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    Nogita, K.; Dahle, A.K.; Drennan, J.

    2002-01-01

    Full text: This study shows the application of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in SEM and convergent beam electron diffraction (CBED) in FEG-TEM to determine eutectic nucleation and growth in hypoeutectic Al-Si foundry alloys. Because the eutectic reaction is often the final stage of solidification it can be expected to have a significant impact on the formation of casting defects, particularly porosity. Previous EBSD work by Nogita and Dahle (2001), Dahle et al (2001), has shown that the eutectic nucleates on the primary phase in the unmodified alloy, and eutectic grains are nucleated in the intergranular liquid, instead of filling the dendrite envelopes, when Sr or Sb is added. However, the orientation relationship between silicon and aluminium in the eutectic has so far not been determined because of difficulties with sample preparation for EBSD and also detection limitations of Kikuchi refraction of silicon and aluminium, particularly in modified alloys with a refined eutectic. The combination of the EBSD technique in SEM and CBED in TEM analyses can provide crystallographic orientation relationships between primary aluminium dendrites, eutectic aluminium and silicon, which are important to explicitly define the solidification mode of the eutectic in hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys. These relationships are influenced, and altered, by the addition of certain elements. This paper also describes the sample preparation techniques for SEM and TEM for samples with different eutectic structures. The advantages the techniques are discussed. Copyright (2002) Australian Society for Electron Microscopy Inc

  3. SEM Characterization of an Irradiated Monolithic U-10Mo Fuel Plate

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    Keiser, D.D. Jr.; Jue, J.F.; Robinson, A.B.

    2010-01-01

    Results of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) characterization of irradiated U-7Mo dispersion fuel plates with differing amounts of matrix Si have been reported. However, to date, no results of SEM analysis of irradiated U-Mo monolithic fuel plates have been reported. This paper describes the first SEM characterization results for an irradiated monolithic U-10Mo fuel plate. Two samples from this fuel plate were characterized. One sample was produced from the low-flux side of the fuel plate, and another was produced at the high-flux side of the fuel plate. This characterization focused on the microstructural features present at the U-10Mo foil/cladding interface, particularly the interaction zone that had developed during fabrication and irradiation. In addition, the microstructure of the foil itself was investigated, along with the morphology of the observed fission gas bubbles. It was observed that a Si-rich interaction layer was present at the U-10Mo foil/cladding interface that exhibited relatively good irradiation behavior, and within the U-10Mo foil the microstructural features differed in some respects from what is typically seen in the U-Mo powders of an irradiated dispersion fuel.

  4. Preliminary SEM Observations on the Surface of Elastomeric Impression Materials after Immersion or Ozone Disinfection

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    Prombonas, Anthony; Yannikakis, Stavros; Karampotsos, Thanasis; Katsarou, Martha-Spyridoula; Drakoulis, Nikolaos

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Surface integrity of dental elastomeric impression materials that are subjected to disinfection is of major importance for the quality of the final prosthetic restorations. Aim The aim of this qualitative Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM) study was to reveal the effects of immersion or ozone disinfection on the surface of four dental elastomeric impression materials. Materials and Methods Four dental elastomeric impression material brands were used (two vinyl polysiloxane silicones, one polyether, and one vinyl polyether silicone). Total of 32 specimens were fabricated, eight from each impression material. Specimens were immersion (0.525% sodium hypochlorite solution or 0.3% benzalkonium chloride solution) or ozone disinfected or served as controls and examined with SEM. Results Surface degradation was observed on several speci-mens disinfected with 0.525% sodium hypochlorite solution. Similar wavy-wrinkling surface structures were observed in almost all specimens, when treated either with 0.3% benzalkonium chloride solution or ozone. Conclusion The SEM images obtained from this study revealed that both immersion disinfectants and ozone show similar impression material surface alterations. Ozone seems to be non-inferior as compared to immersion disinfectants, but superior as to environmental protection. PMID:28208993

  5. Blistering and exfoliation of 304 stainless steel studied by SEM and RBS

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    Braun, M.; Emmoth, B.; Whitton, J.L.

    1981-01-01

    Blistering and exfoliation induced by helium irradiation have been studied in polycrystalline stainless steel with the aim of measuring flake or blister skin thicknesses for different implantation energies in the keV region. The authors present measurements of skin thicknesses determined both by direct SEM observations and RBS techniques. The results of the RBS studies show for all implantation energies used that the thickness measured in target atoms/unit area of a flake equals the calculated implantation range with an accuracy of about 10%. Conversely, the SEM measurements show that swelling gives rise to a geometrical skin thickness much greater than the corresponding implantation range. Thus from the SEM and RBS data swelling as a function of the implantation energy is obtained and the linear relative swelling is shown to be strongly dependent on the energy. In addition a comparison between the skin thickness of blisters and flakes has been made for the same material. Blisters were observed at low implantation temperatures and room temperature while exfoliation occurs at elevated temperatures. The result of this comparison is that within the experimental accuracy the flake and blister thicknesses are the same. (Auth.)

  6. Automated SEM and TEM sample preparation applied to copper/low k materials

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    Reyes, R.; Shaapur, F.; Griffiths, D.; Diebold, A. C.; Foran, B.; Raz, E.

    2001-01-01

    We describe the use of automated microcleaving for preparation of both SEM and TEM samples as done by SELA's new MC500 and TEMstation tools. The MC500 is an automated microcleaving tool that is capable of producing cleaves with 0.25 μm accuracy resulting in SEM-ready samples. The TEMstation is capable of taking a sample output from the MC500 (or from SELA's earlier MC200 tool) and producing a FIB ready slice of 25±5 μm, mounted on a TEM-washer and ready for FIB thinning to electron transparency for TEM analysis. The materials selected for the tool set evaluation mainly included the Cu/TaN/HOSP low-k system. The paper is divided into three sections, experimental approach, SEM preparation and analysis of HOSP low-k, and TEM preparation and analysis of Cu/TaN/HOSP low-k samples. For the samples discussed, data is presented to show the quality of preparation provided by these new automated tools.

  7. Valores e motivações para responder sem preconceito frente a homossexuais

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    Valdiney Veloso Gouveia

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo se objetivou conhecer os correlatos valorativos das motivações interna e externa para encarar sem preconceito a homossexualidade. Foram realizados dois estudos. No Estudo 1 participaram 234 pessoas de João Pessoa, com idade média de 26 anos, que responderam à Escala de Motivações para Responder sem Precocietos Frente a Gays e ao Questionário dos Valores Básicos e perguntas demográficas. A motivação interna se correlacionou com as subfunções suprapessoal (+ e normativa (-, enquanto a motivação externa o fez com existência (+ e normativa (+. O Estudo 2 reuniu 202 pessoas da mesma população, com idade média de 25 anos. Elas responderam os mesmos instrumentos, tendo as lésbicas como grupo-alvo. As motivações interna e externa se correlacionaram com a subfunção normativa (- e +, respectivamente. Concluindo, os valores predisseram adequadamente as motivações para olhar sem preconceito a homossexualidade e os achados foram discutidos a partir do modelo dual de valores.

  8. SEM characterization of an irradiated monolithic U-10Mo fuel plate

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    Keiser, D.D. Jr.; Jue, J.F.; Robinson, A.B.; Finlay, M.R.

    2010-01-01

    Results of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) characterization of irradiated U-7Mo dispersion fuel plates with differing amounts of matrix Si have been reported. However, to date, no results of SEM analysis of irradiated U-Mo monolithic fuel plates have been reported. This paper describes the first SEM characterization results for an irradiated monolithic U-10Mo fuel plate. Two samples from this fuel plate were characterized. One sample was produced from the low-flux side of the fuel plate, and another was produced at the high-flux side of the fuel plate. This characterization focused on the microstructural features present at the U-10Mo foil/AA6061 cladding interface, particularly the interaction zone that had developed during fabrication and any continued development during irradiation. In addition, the microstructure of the foil itself was investigated, along with the morphology of the observed fission gas bubbles. It was observed that a Si-rich interaction layer was present at the U-10Mo foil/cladding interface that exhibited relatively good irradiation behavior, and within the U-10Mo foil the microstructural features differed in some respects from what is typically seen in the U-7Mo powders of an irradiated dispersion fuel. (author)

  9. A hybrid 3D SEM reconstruction method optimized for complex geologic material surfaces.

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    Yan, Shang; Adegbule, Aderonke; Kibbey, Tohren C G

    2017-08-01

    Reconstruction methods are widely used to extract three-dimensional information from scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. This paper presents a new hybrid reconstruction method that combines stereoscopic reconstruction with shape-from-shading calculations to generate highly-detailed elevation maps from SEM image pairs. The method makes use of an imaged glass sphere to determine the quantitative relationship between observed intensity and angles between the beam and surface normal, and the detector and surface normal. Two specific equations are derived to make use of image intensity information in creating the final elevation map. The equations are used together, one making use of intensities in the two images, the other making use of intensities within a single image. The method is specifically designed for SEM images captured with a single secondary electron detector, and is optimized to capture maximum detail from complex natural surfaces. The method is illustrated with a complex structured abrasive material, and a rough natural sand grain. Results show that the method is capable of capturing details such as angular surface features, varying surface roughness, and surface striations. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Detection of glass particles on bone lesions using SEM-EDS.

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    Montoriol, Romain; Guilbeau-Frugier, Céline; Chantalat, Elodie; Roumiguié, Mathieu; Delisle, Marie-Bernadette; Payré, Bruno; Telmon, Norbert; Savall, Frédéric

    2017-09-01

    The problem of identifying the wounding agent in forensic cases is recurrent. Moreover, when several tools are involved, distinguishing the origin of lesions can be difficult. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)/energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDS) equipment is increasingly available to the scientific and medical community, and some studies have reported its use in forensic anthropology. However, at our knowledge, no study has reported the use of SEM-EDS in forensic cases involving glass tools, whether in case reports or experiments. We performed an experimental study on human rib fragments, on which we manually created wounds using fragments of window and mirror glass. SEM-EDS was executed on samples without any further preparation on low vacuum mode, then on the same samples after defleshing them completely by boiling them. Window and mirror glass particles were detected on experimental wounds. Both had silica in their spectra, and the opaque side of the mirror contained titanium, allowing for their identification. Boiling and defleshing the bone samples involved a loss of information in terms of the number of wounds detected as positive for glass particles and in the number of glass particles detected, for both window and mirror glass. We suggest the analysis of wounds with suspected glass particles using low vacuum mode and with no defleshment by boiling.

  11. Enhanced FIB-SEM systems for large-volume 3D imaging

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    Xu, C Shan; Hayworth, Kenneth J; Lu, Zhiyuan; Grob, Patricia; Hassan, Ahmed M; García-Cerdán, José G; Niyogi, Krishna K; Nogales, Eva; Weinberg, Richard J; Hess, Harald F

    2017-01-01

    Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM) can automatically generate 3D images with superior z-axis resolution, yielding data that needs minimal image registration and related post-processing. Obstacles blocking wider adoption of FIB-SEM include slow imaging speed and lack of long-term system stability, which caps the maximum possible acquisition volume. Here, we present techniques that accelerate image acquisition while greatly improving FIB-SEM reliability, allowing the system to operate for months and generating continuously imaged volumes > 106 µm3. These volumes are large enough for connectomics, where the excellent z resolution can help in tracing of small neuronal processes and accelerate the tedious and time-consuming human proofreading effort. Even higher resolution can be achieved on smaller volumes. We present example data sets from mammalian neural tissue, Drosophila brain, and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to illustrate the power of this novel high-resolution technique to address questions in both connectomics and cell biology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.25916.001 PMID:28500755

  12. In-SEM Raman microspectroscopy coupled with EDX - a case study of uranium reference particles

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    Stefaniak, Elzbieta A.; Pointurier, Fabien; Marie, Olivier; Truyens, Jan; Aregbe, Yetunde

    2014-01-01

    Information about the molecular composition of airborne uranium-bearing particles may be useful as an additional tool for nuclear safeguards. In order to combine the detection of micrometer-sized particles with the analysis of their molecular forms, we used a hybrid system enabling Raman microanalysis in high vacuum inside a SEM chamber (SEM-SCA system). The first step involved an automatic scan of a sample to detect and save coordinates of uranium particles, along with X-ray microanalysis. In the second phase, the detected particles were relocated in a white light image and subjected to Raman microanalysis. The consecutive measurements by the two beams showed exceptional fragility of uranium particles, leading to their ultimate damage and change of uranium oxidation state. We used uranium reference particles prepared by hydrolysis of uranium hexafluoride to test the reliability of the Raman measurements inside the high vacuum. The results achieved by the hybrid system were verified by using a standalone Raman micro spectrometer. When deposited on exceptionally smooth substrates, uranyl fluoride particles smaller than 1000 nm could successfully be analyzed with the SEM-SCA system. (authors)

  13. Direct comparison of AFM and SEM measurements on the same set of nanoparticles

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    Delvallée, A; Feltin, N; Ducourtieux, S; Trabelsi, M; Hochepied, J F

    2015-01-01

    This article is the first step in the development of a hybrid metrology combining AFM and SEM techniques for measuring the dimensions of a nanoparticle population in 3D space (X,Y,Z). This method exploits the strengths of each technique on the same set of nanoparticles. AFM is used for measuring the nanoparticle height and the measurements along X and Y axes are deduced from SEM images. A sampling method is proposed in order to obtain the best deposition conditions of SiO 2 and gold nanoparticles on mica or silicon substrates. Only the isolated nanoparticles are taken into account in the histogram of size distribution. Moreover, a semi-automatic Matlab routine has also been developed to process the AFM and SEM images, measure and count the nanoparticles. This routine allows the user to exclusively select the isolated nanoparticles through a control interface. The measurements have been performed on spherical-like nanoparticles to test the method by comparing the results obtained with both techniques. (paper)

  14. Quantitative Determination of Noa (Naturally Occurring Asbestos) in Rocks : Comparison Between Pcom and SEM Analysis

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    Baietto, Oliviero; Amodeo, Francesco; Giorgis, Ilaria; Vitaliti, Martina

    2017-04-01

    The quantification of NOA (Naturally Occurring Asbestos) in a rock or soil matrix is complex and subject to numerous errors. The purpose of this study is to compare two fundamental methodologies used for the analysis: the first one uses Phase Contrast Optical Microscope (PCOM) while the second one uses Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The two methods, although they provide the same result, which is the asbestos mass to total mass ratio, have completely different characteristics and both present pros and cons. The current legislation in Italy involves the use of SEM, DRX, FTIR, PCOM (DM 6/9/94) for the quantification of asbestos in bulk materials and soils and the threshold beyond which the material is considered as hazardous waste is a concentration of asbestos fiber of 1000 mg/kg.(DM 161/2012). The most used technology is the SEM which is the one among these with the better analytical sensitivity.(120mg/Kg DM 6 /9/94) The fundamental differences among the analyses are mainly: - Amount of analyzed sample portion - Representativeness of the sample - Resolution - Analytical precision - Uncertainty of the methodology - Operator errors Due to the problem of quantification of DRX and FTIR (1% DM 6/9/94) our Asbestos Laboratory (DIATI POLITO) since more than twenty years apply the PCOM methodology and in the last years the SEM methodology for quantification of asbestos content. The aim of our research is to compare the results obtained from a PCOM analysis with the results provided by SEM analysis on the base of more than 100 natural samples both from cores (tunnel-boring or explorative-drilling) and from tunnelling excavation . The results obtained show, in most cases, a good correlation between the two techniques. Of particular relevance is the fact that both techniques are reliable for very low quantities of asbestos, even lower than the analytical sensitivity. This work highlights the comparison between the two techniques emphasizing strengths and weaknesses of

  15. SEM AutoAnalysis: enhancing photomask and NIL defect disposition and review

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    Schulz, Kristian; Egodage, Kokila; Tabbone, Gilles; Ehrlich, Christian; Garetto, Anthony

    2017-06-01

    For defect disposition and repair verification regarding printability, AIMS™ is the state of the art measurement tool in industry. With its unique capability of capturing aerial images of photomasks it is the one method that comes closest to emulating the printing behaviour of a scanner. However for nanoimprint lithography (NIL) templates aerial images cannot be applied to evaluate the success of a repair process. Hence, for NIL defect dispositioning scanning, electron microscopy (SEM) imaging is the method of choice. In addition, it has been a standard imaging method for further root cause analysis of defects and defect review on optical photomasks which enables 2D or even 3D mask profiling at high resolutions. In recent years a trend observed in mask shops has been the automation of processes that traditionally were driven by operators. This of course has brought many advantages one of which is freeing cost intensive labour from conducting repetitive and tedious work. Furthermore, it reduces variability in processes due to different operator skill and experience levels which at the end contributes to eliminating the human factor. Taking these factors into consideration, one of the software based solutions available under the FAVOR® brand to support customer needs is the aerial image evaluation software, AIMS™ AutoAnalysis (AAA). It provides fully automated analysis of AIMS™ images and runs in parallel to measurements. This is enabled by its direct connection and communication with the AIMS™tools. As one of many positive outcomes, generating automated result reports is facilitated, standardizing the mask manufacturing workflow. Today, AAA has been successfully introduced into production at multiple customers and is supporting the workflow as described above. These trends indeed have triggered the demand for similar automation with respect to SEM measurements leading to the development of SEM AutoAnalysis (SAA). It aims towards a fully automated SEM image

  16. Enabling CD SEM metrology for 5nm technology node and beyond

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    Lorusso, Gian Francesco; Ohashi, Takeyoshi; Yamaguchi, Astuko; Inoue, Osamu; Sutani, Takumichi; Horiguchi, Naoto; Bömmels, Jürgen; Wilson, Christopher J.; Briggs, Basoene; Tan, Chi Lim; Raymaekers, Tom; Delhougne, Romain; Van den Bosch, Geert; Di Piazza, Luca; Kar, Gouri Sankar; Furnémont, Arnaud; Fantini, Andrea; Donadio, Gabriele Luca; Souriau, Laurent; Crotti, Davide; Yasin, Farrukh; Appeltans, Raf; Rao, Siddharth; De Simone, Danilo; Rincon Delgadillo, Paulina; Leray, Philippe; Charley, Anne-Laure; Zhou, Daisy; Veloso, Anabela; Collaert, Nadine; Hasumi, Kazuhisa; Koshihara, Shunsuke; Ikota, Masami; Okagawa, Yutaka; Ishimoto, Toru

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    The CD SEM (Critical Dimension Scanning Electron Microscope) is one of the main tools used to estimate Critical Dimension (CD) in semiconductor manufacturing nowadays, but, as all metrology tools, it will face considerable challenges to keep up with the requirements of the future technology nodes. The root causes of these challenges are not uniquely related to the shrinking CD values, as one might expect, but to the increase in complexity of the devices in terms of morphology and chemical composition as well. In fact, complicated threedimensional device architectures, high aspect ratio features, and wide variety of materials are some of the unavoidable characteristics of the future metrology nodes. This means that, beside an improvement in resolution, it is critical to develop a CD SEM metrology capable of satisfying the specific needs of the devices of the nodes to come, needs that sometimes will have to be addressed through dramatic changes in approach with respect to traditional CD SEM metrology. In this paper, we report on the development of advanced CD SEM metrology at imec on a variety of device platform and processes, for both logic and memories. We discuss newly developed approaches for standard, IIIV, and germanium FinFETs (Fin Field Effect Transistors), for lateral and vertical nanowires (NW), 3D NAND (three-dimensional NAND), STT-MRAM (Spin Transfer Magnetic Torque Random-Access Memory), and ReRAM (Resistive Random Access Memory). Applications for both front-end of line (FEOL) and back-end of line (BEOL) are developed. In terms of process, S/D Epi (Source Drain Epitaxy), SAQP (Self-Aligned Quadruple Patterning), DSA (Dynamic Self-Assembly), and EUVL (Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography) have been used. The work reported here has been performed on Hitachi CG5000, CG6300, and CV5000. In terms of logic, we discuss here the S/D epi defect classification, the metrology optimization for STI (Shallow Trench Isolation) Ge FinFETs, the defectivity of III-V STI Fin

  17. The ITZ in concrete with natural and recycled aggregates : Study of microstructures based on image and SEM analysis

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    Bonifazi, G.; Capobianco, G.; Serranti, S.; Eggimann, M.; Wagner, E.; Di Maio, F.; Lotfi, S.

    2015-01-01

    Aim of this work was to investigate the microstructure of the Interfacial Transition Zone (ITZ) between cement paste and aggregate in concrete utilizing Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in order to identify possible effects on the ITZ related to different recipes and production parameters. SEM is

  18. SEM-microphotogrammetry, a new take on an old method for generating high-resolution 3D models from SEM images.

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    Ball, A D; Job, P A; Walker, A E L

    2017-08-01

    The method we present here uses a scanning electron microscope programmed via macros to automatically capture dozens of images at suitable angles to generate accurate, detailed three-dimensional (3D) surface models with micron-scale resolution. We demonstrate that it is possible to use these Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images in conjunction with commercially available software originally developed for photogrammetry reconstructions from Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras and to reconstruct 3D models of the specimen. These 3D models can then be exported as polygon meshes and eventually 3D printed. This technique offers the potential to obtain data suitable to reconstruct very tiny features (e.g. diatoms, butterfly scales and mineral fabrics) at nanometre resolution. Ultimately, we foresee this as being a useful tool for better understanding spatial relationships at very high resolution. However, our motivation is also to use it to produce 3D models to be used in public outreach events and exhibitions, especially for the blind or partially sighted. © 2017 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2017 Royal Microscopical Society.

  19. The C. elegans Spalt-like protein SEM-4 functions through the SoxC transcription factor SEM-2 to promote a proliferative blast cell fate in the postembryonic mesoderm.

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    Shen, Qinfang; Shi, Herong; Tian, Chenxi; Ghai, Vikas; Liu, Jun

    2017-09-01

    Proper development of a multicellular organism relies on well-coordinated regulation of cell fate specification, cell proliferation and cell differentiation. The C. elegans postembryonic mesoderm provides a useful system for uncovering factors involved in these processes and for further dissecting their regulatory relationships. The single Spalt-like zinc finger containing protein SEM-4/SALL is known to be involved in specifying the proliferative sex myoblast (SM) fate. We have found that SEM-4/SALL is sufficient to promote the SM fate and that it does so in a cell autonomous manner. We further showed that SEM-4/SALL acts through the SoxC transcription factor SEM-2 to promote the SM fate. SEM-2 is known to promote the SM fate by inhibiting the expression of two BWM-specifying transcription factors. In light of recent findings in mammals showing that Sall4, one of the mammalian homologs of SEM-4, contributes to pluripotency regulation by inhibiting differentiation, our work suggests that the function of SEM-4/SALL proteins in regulating pluripotency versus differentiation appears to be evolutionarily conserved. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Mechatronic Development and Vision Feedback Control of a Nanorobotics Manipulation System inside SEM for Nanodevice Assembly

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Carbon nanotubes (CNT have been developed in recent decades for nanodevices such as nanoradios, nanogenerators, carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNTFETs and so on, indicating that the application of CNTs for nanoscale electronics may play a key role in the development of nanotechnology. Nanorobotics manipulation systems are a promising method for nanodevice construction and assembly. For the purpose of constructing three-dimensional CNTFETs, a nanorobotics manipulation system with 16 DOFs was developed for nanomanipulation of nanometer-scale objects inside the specimen chamber of a scanning electron microscope (SEM. Nanorobotics manipulators are assembled into four units with four DOFs (X-Y-Z-θ individually. The rotational one is actuated by a picomotor. That means a manipulator has four DOFs including three linear motions in the X, Y, Z directions and a 360-degree rotational one (X-Y-Z-θ stage, θ is along the direction rotating with X or Y axis. Manipulators are actuated by picomotors with better than 30 nm linear resolution and <1 micro-rad rotary resolution. Four vertically installed AFM cantilevers (the axis of the cantilever tip is vertical to the axis of electronic beam of SEM served as the end-effectors to facilitate the real-time observation of the operations. A series of kinematic derivations of these four manipulators based on the Denavit-Hartenberg (D-H notation were established. The common working space of the end-effectors is 2.78 mm by 4.39 mm by 6 mm. The manipulation strategy and vision feedback control for multi-manipulators operating inside the SEM chamber were been discussed. Finally, application of the designed nanorobotics manipulation system by successfully testing of the pickup-and-place manipulation of an individual CNT onto four probes was described. The experimental results have shown that carbon nanotubes can be successfully picked up with this nanorobotics manipulation system.

  1. Specimen's plane misaligned installation solution based on charge fluctuation inside SEM

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    Lu, Haojian; Liu, Yanting; Yang, Yuanyuan; Wang, Panbing; Shen, Yajing

    2018-04-01

    Precise specimen's installation is a sticking point to ensure the characterization accuracy of the in-situ material property test. Although it is common knowledge that specimen's plane misaligned installation (PMI) would cause extra force loading during mechanical testing, there are few effective solutions available to deal with it at the current stage, especially during the in-situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM) test. Taking into consideration the charge fluctuation phenomenon under SEM, this paper proposes a highlight area variation (HAV) method for specimen deformation judgment, i.e., the specimen deformation is defined when the highlight area changes greater than 20% of the initial value of the specimen surface. Three types of specimens with different resistivities, i.e., human hair (electrical resistivity ˜3 × 1012 Ω cm), optical fiber (electrical resistivity ˜1017 Ω cm), and magnetic wire (electrical resistivity ˜2 × 10-5 Ω cm), are chosen to verify the effectiveness of the HAV method. Furthermore, combined with the developed robot-aided alignment system, the specimen's PMI problem can also be solved. In the demonstration, the human hair specimen is installed across two specimen stages and its in-situ twisting (in 360°) test is implemented. The results clearly indicate that the HAV method and the robot-aided alignment system are practical and reliable, and the specimen can be aligned on the same plane and installed precisely with accuracy up to 3 μm. This method will benefit the in-situ SEM material mechanical property test and has a significant impact in fundamental material research.

  2. Nanosecond pulsed laser ablation of Ge investigated by employing photoacoustic deflection technique and SEM analysis

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    Yaseen, Nazish; Bashir, Shazia; Shabbir, Muhammad Kaif; Jalil, Sohail Abdul; Akram, Mahreen; Hayat, Asma; Mahmood, Khaliq; Haq, Faizan-ul; Ahmad, Riaz; Hussain, Tousif

    2016-06-01

    Nanosecond pulsed laser ablation phenomena of single crystal Ge (100) has been investigated by employing photoacoustic deflection as well as SEM analysis techniques. Nd: YAG laser (1064 nm, 10 ns, 1–10 Hz) at various laser fluences ranging from 0.2 to 11 J cm{sup −2} is employed as pump beam to ablate Ge targets. In order to evaluate in-situe ablation threshold fluence of Ge by photoacoustic deflection technique, Continuous Wave (CW) He–Ne laser (632 nm, power 10 mW) is employed as a probe beam. It travels parallel to the target surface at a distance of 3 mm and after passing through Ge plasma it causes deflection due to density gradient of acoustic waves. The deflected signal is detected by photodiode and is recorded by oscilloscope. The threshold fluence of Ge, the velocity of ablated species and the amplitude of the deflected signal are evaluated. The threshold fluence of Ge comes out to be 0.5 J cm{sup −2} and is comparable with the analytical value. In order to compare the estimated value of threshold with ex-situe measurements, the quantitative analysis of laser irradiated Ge is performed by using SEM analysis. For this purpose Ge is exposed to single and multiple shots of 5, 10, 50 and 100 at various laser fluences ranging from 0.2 to 11 J cm{sup −2}. The threshold fluence for single and multiple shots as well as incubation coefficients are evaluated. It is observed that the value of incubation co-efficient decreases with increasing number of pulses and is therefore responsible for lowering the threshold fluence of Ge. SEM analysis also reveals the growth of various features such as porous structures, non-uniform ripples and blisters on the laser irradiated Ge. It is observed that both the fluence as well as number of laser shots plays a significant role for the growth of these structures.

  3. Nanosecond pulsed laser ablation of Ge investigated by employing photoacoustic deflection technique and SEM analysis

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    Yaseen, Nazish; Bashir, Shazia; Shabbir, Muhammad Kaif; Jalil, Sohail Abdul; Akram, Mahreen; Hayat, Asma; Mahmood, Khaliq; Haq, Faizan-ul; Ahmad, Riaz; Hussain, Tousif

    2016-01-01

    Nanosecond pulsed laser ablation phenomena of single crystal Ge (100) has been investigated by employing photoacoustic deflection as well as SEM analysis techniques. Nd: YAG laser (1064 nm, 10 ns, 1–10 Hz) at various laser fluences ranging from 0.2 to 11 J cm"−"2 is employed as pump beam to ablate Ge targets. In order to evaluate in-situe ablation threshold fluence of Ge by photoacoustic deflection technique, Continuous Wave (CW) He–Ne laser (632 nm, power 10 mW) is employed as a probe beam. It travels parallel to the target surface at a distance of 3 mm and after passing through Ge plasma it causes deflection due to density gradient of acoustic waves. The deflected signal is detected by photodiode and is recorded by oscilloscope. The threshold fluence of Ge, the velocity of ablated species and the amplitude of the deflected signal are evaluated. The threshold fluence of Ge comes out to be 0.5 J cm"−"2 and is comparable with the analytical value. In order to compare the estimated value of threshold with ex-situe measurements, the quantitative analysis of laser irradiated Ge is performed by using SEM analysis. For this purpose Ge is exposed to single and multiple shots of 5, 10, 50 and 100 at various laser fluences ranging from 0.2 to 11 J cm"−"2. The threshold fluence for single and multiple shots as well as incubation coefficients are evaluated. It is observed that the value of incubation co-efficient decreases with increasing number of pulses and is therefore responsible for lowering the threshold fluence of Ge. SEM analysis also reveals the growth of various features such as porous structures, non-uniform ripples and blisters on the laser irradiated Ge. It is observed that both the fluence as well as number of laser shots plays a significant role for the growth of these structures.

  4. Tumor suppressor protein SMAR1 modulates the roughness of cell surface: combined AFM and SEM study

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    Mamgain Hitesh

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Imaging tools such as scanning electron microscope (SEM and atomic force microscope (AFM can be used to produce high-resolution topographic images of biomedical specimens and hence are well suited for imaging alterations in cell morphology. We have studied the correlation of SMAR1 expression with cell surface smoothness in cell lines as well as in different grades of human breast cancer and mouse tumor sections. Methods We validated knockdown and overexpression of SMAR1 using RT-PCR as well as Western blotting in human embryonic kidney (HEK 293, human breast cancer (MCF-7 and mouse melanoma (B16F1 cell lines. The samples were then processed for cell surface roughness studies using atomic force microscopy (AFM and scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The same samples were used for microarray analysis as well. Tumors sections from control and SMAR1 treated mice as well as tissues sections from different grades of human breast cancer on poly L-lysine coated slides were used for AFM and SEM studies. Results Tumor sections from mice injected with melanoma cells showed pronounced surface roughness. In contrast, tumor sections obtained from nude mice that were first injected with melanoma cells followed by repeated injections of SMAR1-P44 peptide, exhibited relatively smoother surface profile. Interestingly, human breast cancer tissue sections that showed reduced SMAR1 expression exhibited increased surface roughness compared to the adjacent normal breast tissue. Our AFM data establishes that treatment of cells with SMAR1-P44 results into increase in cytoskeletal volume that is supported by comparative gene expression data showing an increase in the expression of specific cytoskeletal proteins compared to the control cells. Altogether, these findings indicate that tumor suppressor function of SMAR1 might be exhibited through smoothening of cell surface by regulating expression of cell surface proteins. Conclusion Tumor suppressor

  5. Application of FE-SEM with elemental analyzer for irradiated fuel materials

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    Sasaki, Shinji; Maeda, Koji; Yamada, A.

    2012-01-01

    It is important to study the irradiation behavior of the uranium-plutonium mixed oxide fuels (MOX fuels) for development of fast reactor fuels. During irradiation in a fast reactor, the changes of microstructures and the changes of element distributions along radial direction occur in the MOX fuels because of a radial temperature gradient. In order to make detailed observations of microstructure and elemental analyses of fuel samples, a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) equipped with a wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (WDX) and an energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX) were installed in a hot laboratory. Because fuel samples have high radioactivities and emit α-particles, the instrument was modified correspondingly. The notable modified points were as follows. 1) To prevent leakage of radioactive materials, the instrument was attached to a remote control air-tight sample transfer unit between a shielded hot cell and the FE-SEM. 2) To protect operators and the instruments from radiation, the FE-SEM was installed in a lead shield box and the control unit was separately located outside the box. After the installation, the microscopy and elemental analyses were made on low burnup fuel samples. High resolution images were obtained on the fuel sample surface. The characteristic X-rays (U, Pu) emitted from the fuel sample surface measured along radial direction successfully. Thereby, it was able to grasp the change of U, Pu radial distribution after irradiation. The technique has the great advantage of being able to evaluate the changes of microstructures and the changes of element distributions of MOX fuels due to irradiation. In future work, samples of even higher radioactivity will be observed and analyzed. (author)

  6. Mechatronic Development and Vision Feedback Control of a Nanorobotics Manipulation System inside SEM for Nanodevice Assembly

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    Yang, Zhan; Wang, Yaqiong; Yang, Bin; Li, Guanghui; Chen, Tao; Nakajima, Masahiro; Sun, Lining; Fukuda, Toshio

    2016-01-01

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been developed in recent decades for nanodevices such as nanoradios, nanogenerators, carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNTFETs) and so on, indicating that the application of CNTs for nanoscale electronics may play a key role in the development of nanotechnology. Nanorobotics manipulation systems are a promising method for nanodevice construction and assembly. For the purpose of constructing three-dimensional CNTFETs, a nanorobotics manipulation system with 16 DOFs was developed for nanomanipulation of nanometer-scale objects inside the specimen chamber of a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Nanorobotics manipulators are assembled into four units with four DOFs (X-Y-Z-θ) individually. The rotational one is actuated by a picomotor. That means a manipulator has four DOFs including three linear motions in the X, Y, Z directions and a 360-degree rotational one (X-Y-Z-θ stage, θ is along the direction rotating with X or Y axis). Manipulators are actuated by picomotors with better than 30 nm linear resolution and SEM) served as the end-effectors to facilitate the real-time observation of the operations. A series of kinematic derivations of these four manipulators based on the Denavit-Hartenberg (D-H) notation were established. The common working space of the end-effectors is 2.78 mm by 4.39 mm by 6 mm. The manipulation strategy and vision feedback control for multi-manipulators operating inside the SEM chamber were been discussed. Finally, application of the designed nanorobotics manipulation system by successfully testing of the pickup-and-place manipulation of an individual CNT onto four probes was described. The experimental results have shown that carbon nanotubes can be successfully picked up with this nanorobotics manipulation system. PMID:27649180

  7. Is scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) quantitative?

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    Newbury, Dale E; Ritchie, Nicholas W M

    2013-01-01

    Scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) is a widely applied elemental microanalysis method capable of identifying and quantifying all elements in the periodic table except H, He, and Li. By following the "k-ratio" (unknown/standard) measurement protocol development for electron-excited wavelength dispersive spectrometry (WDS), SEM/EDS can achieve accuracy and precision equivalent to WDS and at substantially lower electron dose, even when severe X-ray peak overlaps occur, provided sufficient counts are recorded. Achieving this level of performance is now much more practical with the advent of the high-throughput silicon drift detector energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SDD-EDS). However, three measurement issues continue to diminish the impact of SEM/EDS: (1) In the qualitative analysis (i.e., element identification) that must precede quantitative analysis, at least some current and many legacy software systems are vulnerable to occasional misidentification of major constituent peaks, with the frequency of misidentifications rising significantly for minor and trace constituents. (2) The use of standardless analysis, which is subject to much broader systematic errors, leads to quantitative results that, while useful, do not have sufficient accuracy to solve critical problems, e.g. determining the formula of a compound. (3) EDS spectrometers have such a large volume of acceptance that apparently credible spectra can be obtained from specimens with complex topography that introduce uncontrolled geometric factors that modify X-ray generation and propagation, resulting in very large systematic errors, often a factor of ten or more. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  8. Adapted methods for scanning electron microscopy (SEM in assessment of human sperm morphology

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    Full Text Available Infertility is a widespread problem, and in some cases, the routine basic semen analysis is not sufficient to detect the cause of male infertility. The use of the scanning electron microscope (SEM could provide a detailed insight into spermatozoa morphology, but it requires specific sample preparation techniques. The purpose of this study was to select, adjust, and optimize a method for the preparation of spermatozoa samples prior to SEM analysis, and to establish the protocol required for its use in clinical practice. We examined sperm samples of 50 men. The samples were fixed with modified iso-osmolar aldehyde solution followed by osmium post-fixation. In the first method, dehydration of the cells and subsequent critical point drying (CPD were performed on a coverslip. In the second method, the samples were dehydrated in centrifuge tubes; hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS was used as a drying agent instead of CPD, and the samples were air-dried. The third procedure was based on a membrane filter. The samples were dehydrated and dried with HMDS in a Gooch crucible, continuously, without centrifugation or redispersion of the sample. Our results showed that the fixation with modified iso-osmolar aldehyde solution followed by osmium post-fixation, and combined with dehydration and CPD on a coverslip, is the most convenient procedure for SEM sample preparation. In the case of small-size samples or low sperm concentration, dehydration and drying with HMDS on the membrane filter enabled the best reliability, repeatability, and comparability of the results. The presented procedures are suitable for routine use, and they can be applied to confirm as well as to correct a diagnosis.

  9. Mechatronic Development and Vision Feedback Control of a Nanorobotics Manipulation System inside SEM for Nanodevice Assembly.

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    Yang, Zhan; Wang, Yaqiong; Yang, Bin; Li, Guanghui; Chen, Tao; Nakajima, Masahiro; Sun, Lining; Fukuda, Toshio

    2016-09-14

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been developed in recent decades for nanodevices such as nanoradios, nanogenerators, carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNTFETs) and so on, indicating that the application of CNTs for nanoscale electronics may play a key role in the development of nanotechnology. Nanorobotics manipulation systems are a promising method for nanodevice construction and assembly. For the purpose of constructing three-dimensional CNTFETs, a nanorobotics manipulation system with 16 DOFs was developed for nanomanipulation of nanometer-scale objects inside the specimen chamber of a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Nanorobotics manipulators are assembled into four units with four DOFs (X-Y-Z-θ) individually. The rotational one is actuated by a picomotor. That means a manipulator has four DOFs including three linear motions in the X, Y, Z directions and a 360-degree rotational one (X-Y-Z-θ stage, θ is along the direction rotating with X or Y axis). Manipulators are actuated by picomotors with better than 30 nm linear resolution and <1 micro-rad rotary resolution. Four vertically installed AFM cantilevers (the axis of the cantilever tip is vertical to the axis of electronic beam of SEM) served as the end-effectors to facilitate the real-time observation of the operations. A series of kinematic derivations of these four manipulators based on the Denavit-Hartenberg (D-H) notation were established. The common working space of the end-effectors is 2.78 mm by 4.39 mm by 6 mm. The manipulation strategy and vision feedback control for multi-manipulators operating inside the SEM chamber were been discussed. Finally, application of the designed nanorobotics manipulation system by successfully testing of the pickup-and-place manipulation of an individual CNT onto four probes was described. The experimental results have shown that carbon nanotubes can be successfully picked up with this nanorobotics manipulation system.

  10. Fatores prognósticos e evolução da função ventricular em 5 anos de seguimento da ventriculectomia parcial esquerda no tratamento da cardiomiopatia dilatada Prognostic factors in the follow-up of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy submitted to partial left ventriculectomy

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Nesta investigação, os resultados tardios da ventriculectomia parcial esquerda, associada à correção da insuficiência das valvas atrioventriculares, foram estudados em 43 pacientes portadores de cardiomiopatia dilatada. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Os pacientes estavam em classe funcional III (18 ou IV (25 no pré-operatório, sendo que 7 pacientes foram operados na vigência de choque cardiogênico. A redução cirúrgica do volume do ventrículo esquerdo (VE foi associada à anuloplastia mitral em 32 pacientes e à substituição daquela valva em 3. Em 10 pacientes, também foi realizada plastia de valva tricúspide. Doze pacientes foram submetidos ao implante de desfibriladores automáticos. RESULTADOS: Ocorreram 9 (20,9% óbitos hospitalares. O tempo de seguimento pós-operatório variou entre dois e 68 meses, com média de 34,2 meses. Aos seis meses de seguimento, 8 pacientes estavam em classe funcional I, 13 em classe II, 3 em classe III e 1 em classe IV (pOBJECTIVE: Partial left ventriculectomy has been performed in patients with severe cardiomyopathies. The purpose of this investigation is to document the clinical effects of this procedure, associated with mitral insufficiency correction, in 43 patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS: Eighteen patients were in New York Heart Association class III and 25 were in persistent class IV. Seven of these patients were operated on in cardiogenic shock. The procedure was associated with mitral anuloplasty in 32 patients and with mitral replacement in three. Ten patients were also submitted to De Vega tricuspid valve anuloplasty. Automatic cardioverter-defibrillators were implanted in 12 patients. RESULTS: Nine (20.9% patients died during the hospital period. The follow-up time ranged from two to 57 months, with a mean of 28.3 months. At six months of follow-up, eight patients were in functional class I, 13 patients in class II, three patients in class III e one patient

  11. Semântica gramatical: a significação dos pronomes

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    O estudo analisa a significação das particulas pronominais entre as quais se incluem os determinantes, os pronomes substantivos e os advérbios pronominais. Para esta análise se adota o critério dos traços constrativos (Chomsky, 2. Os resultados do trabalho mostram que as categorias semânticas dos pronomes (lato sensu se associam, de uma forma ou de outra, às nações de DEFINIDADE e PESSOA DO DISCURSO.

  12. Estudo da sintomatologia depressiva e ansiosa em crianças com e sem obesidade

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    Morgado, Joana Alexandra da Silva

    2013-01-01

    A obesidade infantil constitui um problema de saúde pública, o que motivou a sua classificação pela WHO como “epidemia do seculo XXI”. Como se não bastasse, surge sempre associada ao aumento quer da mortalidade, quer da morbilidade. Este estudo procura perceber em que medida as crianças com obesidade infantil diferem das crianças sem obesidade em termos de sintomatologia depressiva e ansiosa. O desenho do estudo é de natureza transversal e comparativa. A amostra é composta por 85 crianças, co...

  13. GAGG:ce single crystalline films: New perspective scintillators for electron detection in SEM

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    Bok, Jan; Lalinský, Ondřej; Hanuš, M.; Onderišinová, Z.; Kelar, J.; Kučera, M.

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    Roč. 163, APR (2016), s. 1-5 ISSN 0304-3991 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-20012S; GA ČR(CZ) GA16-05631S; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : scintillator * GAGG:Ce * multicomponent garnet * epitaxial film * electron detection * SEM Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 2.843, year: 2016

  14. XPS and SEM studies of chromium oxide films chemically formed on stainless steel 316 L

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    Stefanov, P.; Marinova, T.

    2000-01-01

    The structure and composition of chromium oxide films formed on stainless steel by immersion in a chromium electrolyte have been studied by SEM and XPS. Cr 2 O 3 crystallites in the range 30-150 nm are fully developed and cover the whole surface. The chemical composition in the depth and the thickness of the oxide layer have been determined by XPS sputter profiles. The oxide film can be described within the framework of a double layer consisting of a thin outer hydrated layer and an inner layer of Cr 2 O 3 . (orig.)

  15. Determination of gel content and SEM morphology for sago-PVA blends film

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    Sarada Idris; Zulkafli Ghazali; Kamarudin Hashim

    2006-01-01

    Blends of polyvinyl alcohol and sago starch have been prepared to evaluate the potential of producing biodegradable products. Glycerol was introduced in the blends to improve the flexibility of the films as plasticizer in order more flexible film. These blends have been subjected to electron beam irradiation to evaluate and characterized radiation effect on the blends. Subsequently films were produced from this blend. The gel content of un-irradiated and irradiated films as evidence of cross linking was measured and discussed. This paper also discuss the films morphology from Scanning Electron Microscopy(SEM) observation. (Author)

  16. Red semántica de terremoto y maremoto en personas expuestas directa y vicariamente

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    Emilio Moyano Díaz; Katerinne Muñoz Tapia; Claudia Estrada; Marcelo Leiva-Bianchi

    2012-01-01

    Se busca identificar el significado de los conceptos 'terremoto' y 'maremoto' en dos grupos diferentemente expuestos al evento acaecido en Chile el 27/02/2010, en una muestra no probabilística intencional, compuesta por 240 personas provenientes de las ciudades de Constitución (n=104) - expuestas directamente al terremoto y maremoto -, y de Punta Arenas (n=136) expuestas vicariamente. Mediante redes semánticas naturales (R.S.) construidas ad-hoc, fue observado que terremoto y tsunami tienen s...

  17. Unveiling the Mysteries of Mars with a Miniaturized Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (MVP-SEM)

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    Edmunson, J.; Gaskin, J. A.; Doloboff, I. J.; Jerman, G.

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    Development of a miniaturized scanning electron microscope that will utilize the martian atmosphere to dissipate charge during analysis continues. This instrument is expected to be used on a future rover or lander to answer fundamental Mars science questions. To identify the most important questions, a survey was taken at the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). From the gathered information initial topics were identified for a SEM on the martian surface. These priorities are identified and discussed below. Additionally, a concept of operations is provided with the goal of maximizing the science obtained with the minimum amount of communication with the instrument.

  18. Application of SEM/EDS to environmental geochemistry of heavy metals

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    Full Text Available Heavy metals represent a ubiquitous constituent of the near-surface environment, present in widely varyingconcentrations that typically have little impact on human behaviour and health. However, the mining of metals anduse of these metals in industrial processes has produced significant anthropogenic inputs of metals to both localand global environments. As such, a rigorous overview of the current accumulation of heavy metals and knowledgeof mineralogy of heavy metal-bearing phases is important for understanding their stability, solubility, mobility,bioavailability and toxicity. These data are of fundamental importance for environmental risk assessment and evaluationof future scenarios. Since conventional geochemical analyses provide limited information, other analyticalmethods have to be utilized for the characterisation of heavy metal-bearing phases. Significant analytical methodfor identification and characterisation of heavy metals in environmental media is a scanning electron microscopecoupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SEM/EDS, an apparatus for qualitative and semi-quantitative chemical analysis at microne level, newly introduced to Geological Survey of Slovenia. Use of SEM/EDS was already introduced to environmental studies world-wide. In Slovenia, SEM/EDS analyses of environmental media werefirstly carried out on the Meža River stream sediments and snow deposits from Ljubljana urban area.Heavy metal-bearing phases in the Meža River stream sediments were apportioned to three source areas: Mežica mining/smelting area (geogenic-technogenic origin, Ravne ironworks area (technogenic origin and the Meža River catchment area (geogenic origin, which corresponds to data obtained by conventional geochemical and multivariate statistical methods. Airborne particles, identified in urban snow deposits, were interpreted as geogenic particles, represented by fragments of heavy metal-bearing minerals, and technogenic particles that

  19. Chemical Characterization of Bed Material Coatingsby LA-ICP-MS and SEM-EDS

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    Piispanen, M. H.; Mustonen, A. J.; Tiainen, M. S.; Laitinen, R. S.

    Bed material coatings and the consequent agglomeration of bed material are main ash-related problems in FB-boilers. The bed agglomeration is a particular problem when combusting biofuels and waste materials. Whereas SEM-EDS together with automated image processing has proven to be a convenient method to study compositional distribution in coating layers and agglomerates, it is a relatively expensive technique and is not necessarily widely available. In this contribution, we explore the suitability of LA-ICP-MS to provide analogous information of the bed.

  20. SEM Characterization of Extinguished Grains from Plasma-Ignited M30 Charges

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    Kinkennon, A.; Birk, A.; DelGuercio, M.; Kaste, P.; Lieb, R.; Newberry, J.; Pesce-Rodriguez, R.; Schroeder, M.

    2000-01-01

    M30 propellant grains that had been ignited in interrupted closed bomb experiments were characterize by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Previous chemical analysis of extinguished grains had given no indications of plasma-propellant chemical interactions that could explain the increased burning rates that had been previously observed in full-pressure closed bomb experiments. (This does not mean that there is no unique chemistry occurring with plasma ignition. It may occur very early in the ignition event and then become obscured by the burning chemistry.) In this work, SEM was used to look at grain morphologies to determine if there were increases in the surface areas of the plasma-ignited grains which would contribute to the apparent increase in the burning rate. Charges were made using 30 propellant grains (approximately 32 grams) stacked in two tiers and in two concentric circles around a plastic straw. Each grain was notched so that, when the grains were expelled from the bomb during extinguishment, it could be determined in which tier and which circle each grain was originally packed. Charges were ignited in a closed bomb by either a nickel wire/Mylar-capillary plasma or black powder. The bomb contained a blowout disk that ruptured when the pressure reached 35 MPa, and the propellant was vented into a collection chamber packed with polyurethane foam. SEM analysis of the grains fired with a conventional black powder igniter showed no signs of unusual burning characteristics. The surfaces seemed to be evenly burned on the exteriors of the grains and in the perforations. Grains that had been subjected to plasma ignition, however, had pits, gouges, chasms, and cracks in the surfaces. The sides of the grains closest to the plasma had the greatest amount of damage, but even surfaces facing the outer wall of the bomb had small pits. The perforations contained gouges and abnormally burned regions (wormholes) that extended into the web. The SEM photos indicated that

  1. Recent Optical and SEM Characterization of Genesis Solar Wind Concentrator Diamond on Silicon Collector

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    Allton, Judith H.; Rodriquez, M. C.; Burkett, P. J.; Ross, D. K.; Gonzalez, C. P.; McNamara, K. M.

    2013-01-01

    One of the 4 Genesis solar wind concentrator collectors was a silicon substrate coated with diamond-like carbon (DLC) in which to capture solar wind. This material was designed for analysis of solar nitrogen and noble gases [1, 2]. This particular collector fractured during landing, but about 80% of the surface was recovered, including a large piece which was subdivided in 2012 [3, 4, 5]. The optical and SEM imaging and analysis described below supports the subdivision and allocation of the diamond-on-silicon (DOS) concentrator collector.

  2. Three-dimensional intracellular structure of a whole rice mesophyll cell observed with FIB-SEM.

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    Oi, Takao; Enomoto, Sakiko; Nakao, Tomoyo; Arai, Shigeo; Yamane, Koji; Taniguchi, Mitsutaka

    2017-07-01

    Ultrathin sections of rice leaf blades observed two-dimensionally using a transmission electron microscope (TEM) show that the chlorenchyma is composed of lobed mesophyll cells, with intricate cell boundaries, and lined with chloroplasts. The lobed cell shape and chloroplast positioning are believed to enhance the area available for the gas exchange surface for photosynthesis in rice leaves. However, a cell image revealing the three-dimensional (3-D) ultrastructure of rice mesophyll cells has not been visualized. In this study, a whole rice mesophyll cell was observed using a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), which provides many serial sections automatically, rapidly and correctly, thereby enabling 3-D cell structure reconstruction. Rice leaf blades were fixed chemically using the method for conventional TEM observation, embedded in resin and subsequently set in the FIB-SEM chamber. Specimen blocks were sectioned transversely using the FIB, and block-face images were captured using the SEM. The sectioning and imaging were repeated overnight for 200-500 slices (each 50 nm thick). The resultant large-volume image stacks ( x = 25 μm, y = 25 μm, z = 10-25 μm) contained one or two whole mesophyll cells. The 3-D models of whole mesophyll cells were reconstructed using image processing software. The reconstructed cell models were discoid shaped with several lobes around the cell periphery. The cell shape increased the surface area, and the ratio of surface area to volume was twice that of a cylinder having the same volume. The chloroplasts occupied half the cell volume and spread as sheets along the cell lobes, covering most of the inner cell surface, with adjacent chloroplasts in close contact with each other. Cellular and sub-cellular ultrastructures of a whole mesophyll cell in a rice leaf blade are demonstrated three-dimensionally using a FIB-SEM. The 3-D models and numerical information support the hypothesis that rice mesophyll

  3. Validation of cell-free culture using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and gene expression studies.

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    Yang, R; Elankumaran, Y; Hijjawi, N; Ryan, U

    2015-06-01

    A cell-free culture system for Cryptosporidium parvum was analysed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to characterise life cycle stages and compare gene expression in cell-free culture and cell culture using HCT-8 cells. Cryptosporidium parvum samples were harvested at 2 h, 8 h, 14 h, 26 h, 50 h, 74 h, 98 h, 122 h and 170 h, chemically fixed and specimens were observed using a Zeiss 1555 scanning electron microscope. The presence of sporozoites, trophozoites and type I merozoites were identified by SEM. Gene expression in cell culture and cell-free culture was studied using reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) of the sporozoite surface antigen protein (cp15), the glycoprotein 900 (gp900), the Cryptosporidium oocyst wall protein (COWP) and 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes in both cell free and conventional cell culture. In cell culture, cp15 expression peaked at 74 h, gp900 expression peaked at 74 h and 98 h and COWP expression peaked at 50 h. In cell-free culture, CP15 expression peaked at 98 h, gp900 expression peaked at 74 h and COWP expression peaked at 122 h. The present study is the first to compare gene expression of C. parvum in cell culture and cell-free culture and to characterise life cycle stages of C. parvum in cell-free culture using SEM. Findings from this study showed that gene expression patterns in cell culture and cell-free culture were similar but in cell-free culture, gene expression was delayed for CP15 and COWP in cell free culture compared with the cell culture system and was lower. Although three life cycle stageswere conclusively identified, improvements in SEM methodology should lead to the detection of more life cycle stages. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Fast three-dimensional nanoscale metrology in dual-beam FIB-SEM instrumentation

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    Repetto, Luca; Buzio, Renato; Denurchis, Carlo; Firpo, Giuseppe; Piano, Emanuele; Valbusa, Ugo

    2009-01-01

    A quantitative surface reconstruction technique has been developed for the geometric characterization of three-dimensional structures by using a combined focused ion beam-scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) instrument. A regular pattern of lines is milled at normal incidence on the sample to be characterized and an image is acquired at a large tilt angle. By analyzing the pattern under the tilted view, a quantitative estimation of surface heights is obtained. The technique has been applied to a test sample and nanoscale resolution has been achieved. The reported results are validated by a comparison with atomic force microscopy measurements.

  5. Morphological and Production Changes in Planktonic and Biofilm Cells Monitored Using SEM and Raman Spectroscopy

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    Hrubanová, Kamila; Krzyžánek, Vladislav; Samek, Ota; Skoupý, Radim; Šiler, Martin; Ježek, Jan; Obruča, S.; Zemánek, Pavel

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 23, S1 (2017), s. 1158-1159 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA15-20645S; GA ČR(CZ) GA16-12477S; GA ČR(CZ) GA17-15451S; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : biofilm cells * SEM * Raman spectroscopy Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering OBOR OECD: Electrical and electronic engineering Impact factor: 1.891, year: 2016

  6. An evaluation testing technique of single event effect using Beam Blanking SEM

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    Aoki, J; Hada, T; Pesce, A; Akutsu, T; Matsuda, S [National Space Development Agency of Japan, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan). Tsukuba Space Center; Igarashi, T; Baba, S

    1997-03-01

    Beam Blanking SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) testing technique has been applied to CMOS SRAM devices to evaluate the occurence of soft errors on memory cells. Cross-section versus beam current and LET curves derived from BBSEM and heavy ion testing technique, respectively, have been compared. A linear relation between BBSEM current and heavy ion LET has been found. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that the application of focused pulsed electron beam could be a reliable, convenient and inexpensive tool to investigate the effects of heavy ions and high energy particles on memory devices for space application. (author)

  7. Roteamento em redes em malha sem fio com balanceamento de carga e caminhos mais curtos

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    Mello, Micael Oliveira Massula Carvalho de

    2014-01-01

    Redes em Malha Sem Fio - Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) são infraestruturas com propriedades autonômicas, como auto-organização e autorrecuperação, que podem ser implementadas com tecnologias amplamente disponíveis e de custo acessível. Além de suas aplicações atuais, como redes comunitárias e redes de acesso à Internet, as WMNs podem auxiliar na comunicação de Internet das Coisas e constituir infraestruturas robustas para redes inteligentes de energia, dentre outros usos. No en...

  8. Potenciais evocados auditivos de músicos com e sem ouvido absoluto

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    Oliveira, Letícia Ribeiro de

    2014-01-01

    Orientador: Prof. Dr. Francisco José Fraga da Silva Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do ABC, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia da Informação, 2014. Entende-se por ouvido absoluto a capacidade de produzir e/ou identificar e dar nome à frequência de qualquer nota musical sem a necessidade de uma referência externa. O estudo do ouvido absoluto pode ser uma oportunidade única para se investigar as interações entre informações linguísticas e não-linguísticas na memória de ...

  9. Resolving Differences in Absolute Irradiance Measurements Between the SOHO/CELIAS/SEM and the SDO/EVE.

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    Wieman, S R; Didkovsky, L V; Judge, D L

    The Solar EUV Monitor (SEM) onboard SOHO has measured absolute extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft X-ray solar irradiance nearly continuously since January 1996. The EUV Variability Experiment (EVE) on SDO, in operation since April of 2010, measures solar irradiance in a wide spectral range that encompasses the band passes (26 - 34 nm and 0.1 - 50 nm) measured by SOHO/SEM. However, throughout the mission overlap, irradiance values from these two instruments have differed by more than the combined stated uncertainties of the measurements. In an effort to identify the sources of these differences and eliminate them, we investigate in this work the effect of reprocessing the SEM data using a more accurate SEM response function (obtained from synchrotron measurements with a SEM sounding-rocket clone instrument taken after SOHO was already in orbit) and time-dependent, measured solar spectral distributions - i.e ., solar reference spectra that were unavailable prior to the launch of the SDO. We find that recalculating the SEM data with these improved parameters reduces mean differences with the EVE measurements from about 20 % to less than 5 % in the 26 - 34 nm band, and from about 35 % to about 15 % for irradiances in the 0.1 - 7 nm band extracted from the SEM 0.1 - 50 nm channel.

  10. Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMS), partially covered SEMS and self-expandable plastic stents for the treatment of benign esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks.

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    van Boeckel, Petra G A; Dua, Kulwinder S; Weusten, Bas L A M; Schmits, Ruben J H; Surapaneni, Naveen; Timmer, Robin; Vleggaar, Frank P; Siersema, Peter D

    2012-02-29

    Benign esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks are life-threatening conditions that are often treated surgically. Recently, placement of partially and fully covered metal or plastic stents has emerged as a minimally invasive treatment option. We aimed to determine the clinical effectiveness of covered stent placement for the treatment of esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks with special emphasis on different stent designs. Consecutive patients who underwent placement of a fully covered self-expandable metal stent (FSEMS), a partially covered SEMS (PSEMS) or a self-expanding plastic stent (SEPS) for a benign esophageal rupture or anastomotic leak after upper gastrointestinal surgery in the period 2007-2010 were included. Data on patient demographics, type of lesion, stent placement and removal, clinical success and complications were collected A total of 52 patients received 83 esophageal stents (61 PSEMS, 15 FSEMS, 7 SEPS) for an anastomotic leak (n=32), iatrogenic rupture (n=13), Boerhaave's syndrome (n=4) or other cause (n=3). Endoscopic stent removal was successful in all but eight patients treated with a PSEMS due to tissue ingrowth. Clinical success was achieved in 34 (76%, intention-to-treat: 65%) patients (PSEMS: 73%, FSEMS: 83%, SEPS: 83%) after a median of 1 (range 1-5) stent and a median stenting time of 39 (range 7-120) days. In total, 33 complications in 24 (46%) patients occurred (tissue in- or overgrowth (n=8), stent migration (n=10), ruptured stent cover (all Ultraflex; n=6), food obstruction (n=3), severe pain (n=2), esophageal rupture (n=2), hemorrhage (n=2)). One (2%) patient died of a stent-related cause. Covered stents placed for a period of 5-6 weeks may well be an alternative to surgery for treating benign esophageal ruptures or anastomotic leaks. As efficacy between PSEMS, FSEMS and SEPS is not different, stent choice should depend on expected risks of stent migration (SEPS and FSEMS) and tissue in- or overgrowth (PSEMS).

  11. Automated transmission-mode scanning electron microscopy (tSEM for large volume analysis at nanoscale resolution.

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    Masaaki Kuwajima

    Full Text Available Transmission-mode scanning electron microscopy (tSEM on a field emission SEM platform was developed for efficient and cost-effective imaging of circuit-scale volumes from brain at nanoscale resolution. Image area was maximized while optimizing the resolution and dynamic range necessary for discriminating key subcellular structures, such as small axonal, dendritic and glial processes, synapses, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, vesicles, microtubules, polyribosomes, and endosomes which are critical for neuronal function. Individual image fields from the tSEM system were up to 4,295 µm(2 (65.54 µm per side at 2 nm pixel size, contrasting with image fields from a modern transmission electron microscope (TEM system, which were only 66.59 µm(2 (8.160 µm per side at the same pixel size. The tSEM produced outstanding images and had reduced distortion and drift relative to TEM. Automated stage and scan control in tSEM easily provided unattended serial section imaging and montaging. Lens and scan properties on both TEM and SEM platforms revealed no significant nonlinear distortions within a central field of ∼100 µm(2 and produced near-perfect image registration across serial sections using the computational elastic alignment tool in Fiji/TrakEM2 software, and reliable geometric measurements from RECONSTRUCT™ or Fiji/TrakEM2 software. Axial resolution limits the analysis of small structures contained within a section (∼45 nm. Since this new tSEM is non-destructive, objects within a section can be explored at finer axial resolution in TEM tomography with current methods. Future development of tSEM tomography promises thinner axial resolution producing nearly isotropic voxels and should provide within-section analyses of structures without changing platforms. Brain was the test system given our interest in synaptic connectivity and plasticity; however, the new tSEM system is readily applicable to other biological systems.

  12. Circunferência abdominal como preditor de evolução em 30 dias na síndrome coronariana aguda Circunferencia abdominal como predictor de evolución en 30 días en el Síndrome Coronario Agudo Abdominal circumference as a predictor of 30-day outcome in acute coronary syndrome

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    Priscilla Azambuja Lopes de Souza

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A circunferência abdominal (CA é a medida que mais se correlaciona com os fatores de risco e morte por doença cardiovascular. Entretanto, o impacto da obesidade no prognóstico de pacientes com doenças cardiovasculares permanece controverso e requer maiores esclarecimentos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a CA como preditor de evolução em 30 dias em pacientes que internaram com síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA, em hospital de referência no tratamento de doenças cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Coorte contemporânea com 267 pacientes que internaram por SCA e que foram seguidos por 30 dias após a alta levando em consideração os eventos cardiovasculares maiores - MACE - (óbito, reinfarto, reinternação para procedimentos de revascularização. Nas primeiras 24 horas da admissão, os pacientes responderam a um questionário e posteriormente tiveram a CA mensurada. A análise estatística foi realizada com SPSS 17.0, utilizando o teste do Qui-quadrado para variáveis categóricas e o teste t de Student para as variáveis numéricas, com o nível de significância de p FUNDAMENTO: La circunferencia abdominal (CA es la medición que se correlaciona con los factores de riesgo y la muerte por enfermedad cardiovascular. Sin embargo, el impacto de la obesidad en el pronóstico de los pacientes con enfermedades cardiovasculares sigue siendo controvertido y requiere una mayor clarificación. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la CA como un predictor de evolución en 30 días en pacientes que fueron hospitalizados con síndrome coronario agudo (SCA, en un hospital de referencia para el tratamiento de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Cohorte contemporánea con 267 pacientes que fueron hospitalizados por SCA y que fueron seguidos durante 30 días después del alta, teniendo en cuenta los eventos cardiovasculares mayores - MACE - (muerte, reinfarto, rehospitalización por procedimientos de revascularización. En las primeras 24 horas del ingreso, los pacientes

  13. Clinical evolution of patients hospitalized due to the first episode of Acute Coronary Syndrome Evolución clínica de pacientes internados debido el primer episodio de la Síndrome Aguda de las Coronarias Evolução clinica de pacientes internados em decorrência do primeiro episódio da Síndrome Coronariana Aguda

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    Gislaine Pinn Gil

    2012-10-01

    realización de revascularización del miocardio fue diferente en los dos grupos.OBJETIVO: avaliar a evolução clínica de pacientes internados pelo primeiro episódio da síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA, segundo sua manifestação clínica. MÉTODOS: foram coletados dados de 234 pacientes internados entre maio de 2006 e julho de 2009, em decorrência do primeiro episódio de uma SCA, mediante consultas aos prontuários. RESULTADOS: a maioria (59,8% foi internada devido ao infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM. No grupo com IAM, 19,3% apresentaram complicações e 12,8% no grupo com angina instável (AI (p=0,19. A realização de angioplastia foi maior entre os pacientes com IAM do que com AI (p=0,02 e a cirurgia de revascularização foi mais realizada entre os pacientes com AI (p=0,03. A maioria (227 - 97% sobreviveu ao evento coronariano. Entre os sete pacientes que morreram na internação, quatro tinham IAM (2,9% e três AI (3,2%. CONCLUSÕES: houve maior número de complicações entre os infartados e a realização de revascularização do miocárdio foi diferente nos dois grupos.

  14. The Effect of Different Cleaning Protocols on Post Space: A SEM Study

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    Giuseppe Lo Giudice

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    Full Text Available Aim. Purpose of the present paper is to analyze the efficiency of different post-space irrigation protocols. Methods. 28 single rooted teeth were endodontically treated. After post-space preparation every sample was assigned to one of three experimental groups and to one control group. In each group different irrigation protocols were performed as follows: EDTA (Group A, 37% orthophosphoric acid (Group B, and EDTA + 37% orthophosphoric acid with ultrasounds activation (Group C. In the control group (Group D the irrigate association was not activated by ultrasounds. Three zones (coronal, middle, and apical of each sample were analyzed by using Scan Electron Microscopy (SEM without any metallization procedures. The presence of smear layer on the canal surface was qualitatively evaluated by applying Serafino’s score with values included between 0 and 2. Results. The results of the research showed how Group C recorded the better results (0.81±0.72. Group A and Group B showed lower mean scores (1.06±0.69 and 1.08±0.77; Group D showed the lowest mean score of 1.30±0.69. The SEM observation analysis demonstrated how the smear layer presence decreased in the crown-apical direction. Conclusions. The different post-space treatments statistically determine significant differences on the dentinal surfaces cleansing. The absence of ultrasonic activation lowers the cleansing efficacy of endocanalar irrigants, showing sensible differences among each post-space zone.

  15. Improvement in the Characterization of the 2099 Al-Li Alloy by FE-SEM

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    Brodusch, Nicolas; Trudeau, Michel L.; Michaud, Pierre; Brochu, Mathieu; Rodrigue, Lisa; Boselli, Julien; Gauvin, Raynald

    This paper describes how state-of-the-art Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM) can contribute to the characterization of the 2099 aluminum-lithium alloy, and metallic alloys in general. Investigations were carried out on bulk and thinned samples. BSE imaging at 3kV and STEM imaging at 30kV along with highly efficient microanalysis permitted to correlate experimental and expected structures. Although our results confirm previous studies, this work points out possible substitutions of Mg and Zn with Li, Al and Cu in the T1 precipitates. Zinc and magnesium are also present in "rice grain" shaped precipitates at the grain boundaries. The versatility of the FE-SEM is highlighted in that it can provide information at the macro and micro scales with relevant details. Its ability to probe the distribution of precipitates from nano-to micro-sizes throughout the matrix makes Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy a suitable technique for the characterization of metallic alloys.

  16. Marginal adaptation of newer root canal sealers to dentin: A SEM study.

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    Polineni, Swapnika; Bolla, Nagesh; Mandava, Pragna; Vemuri, Sayesh; Mallela, Madhusudana; Gandham, Vijaya Madhuri

    2016-01-01

    This in vitro study evaluated and compared the marginal adaptation of three newer root canal sealers to root dentin. Thirty freshly extracted human single-rooted teeth with completely formed apices were taken. Teeth were decoronated, and root canals were instrumented. The specimens were randomly divided into three groups (n = 10) based upon the sealer used. Group 1 - teeth were obturated with epoxy resin sealer (MM-Seal). Group 2 - teeth were obturated with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) based sealer (MTA Fillapex), Group 3 - teeth were obturated with bioceramic sealer (EndoSequence BC sealer). Later samples were vertically sectioned using hard tissue microtome and marginal adaptation of sealers to root dentin was evaluated under coronal and apical halves using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and marginal gap values were recorded. The data were statistically analyzed by two-way ANOVA and Tukey's multiple post hoc test. The highest marginal gap was seen in Group 2 (apical-16680.00 nm, coronal-10796 nm) and the lowest marginal gap was observed in Group 1 (apical-599.42 nm, coronal-522.72 nm). Coronal halves showed superior adaptation compared to apical halves in all the groups under SEM. Within the limitations of this study epoxy resin-based MM-Seal showed good marginal adaptation than other materials tested.

  17. Analyzing the scale of the bainitic ferrite plates by XRD, SEM and TEM

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    Garcia-Mateo, Carlos; Jimenez, Jose A.; Lopez-Ezquerra, Belen; Rementeria, Rosalia; Morales-Rivas, Lucia; Kuntz, Matthias; Caballero, Francisca G.

    2016-01-01

    Since the major strengthening mechanisms in nanocrystalline bainitic steels arise from the exceptionally small size of the bainitc ferrite plate, accurate determination of this parameter is fundamental for quantitative relating the microstructure to the mechanical properties. In this work, the thickness of the bainitic ferrite subunits obtained by different bainitic heat treatments was determined in two steels, with carbon contents of 0.3 and 0.7 wt.%, from SEM and TEM micrographs. As these measurements were made on 2D images taken from random sections, the method includes some stereological correction factors to obtain accurate information. Finally, the determined thicknesses of bainitic ferrite plates were compared with the crystallite size calculated from the analysis of X-ray diffraction peak broadening. Although in some case the values obtained for crystallite size and plate thickness can be similar, this study confirms that indeed they are two different parameters. - Highlights: •Bainitic microstructure in a nanostructured and sub-micron steel •Bainitic ferrite plate thickness measured by SEM and TEM •Crystallite size determined by X-ray analysis

  18. Analyzing the scale of the bainitic ferrite plates by XRD, SEM and TEM

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    Garcia-Mateo, Carlos, E-mail: cgm@cenim.csic.es [Department of Physical Metallurgy, Spanish National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC), Avda. Gregorio del Amo 8, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Jimenez, Jose A.; Lopez-Ezquerra, Belen; Rementeria, Rosalia; Morales-Rivas, Lucia [Department of Physical Metallurgy, Spanish National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC), Avda. Gregorio del Amo 8, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Kuntz, Matthias [Robert-Bosch GmbH, Materials and Process Engineering Metals, Renningen, 70465 Stuttgart (Germany); Caballero, Francisca G. [Department of Physical Metallurgy, Spanish National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC), Avda. Gregorio del Amo 8, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2016-12-15

    Since the major strengthening mechanisms in nanocrystalline bainitic steels arise from the exceptionally small size of the bainitc ferrite plate, accurate determination of this parameter is fundamental for quantitative relating the microstructure to the mechanical properties. In this work, the thickness of the bainitic ferrite subunits obtained by different bainitic heat treatments was determined in two steels, with carbon contents of 0.3 and 0.7 wt.%, from SEM and TEM micrographs. As these measurements were made on 2D images taken from random sections, the method includes some stereological correction factors to obtain accurate information. Finally, the determined thicknesses of bainitic ferrite plates were compared with the crystallite size calculated from the analysis of X-ray diffraction peak broadening. Although in some case the values obtained for crystallite size and plate thickness can be similar, this study confirms that indeed they are two different parameters. - Highlights: •Bainitic microstructure in a nanostructured and sub-micron steel •Bainitic ferrite plate thickness measured by SEM and TEM •Crystallite size determined by X-ray analysis.

  19. Structure and surface morphology studies of cerium oxide system using XRD and SEM analysis

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    Ahmad Jais Alimin; Farid Nasir Ani; Wan Azelee Wan Abu Bakar

    2000-01-01

    Conventional Precious Group Materials (PGM) catalyst systems have been using CeO 2 as an Oxygen Storage Capacity component in the catalyst washcoat. Due to the limitations of the PGM catalyst, researches are now focusing on improving or replacing this conventional system. In a previous work, the potential of a copper-ceria (Cu-Ce) oxide as a catalyst system has been identified. In this paper, the morphology and characterisation of Cu-Ce oxides analysed using XRD and SEM will be described. The Cu-Ce samples were prepared at a fixed ratio under temperatures of 400 o C and 800 o C. XRD diffractograms showed CeO 2 is in a cubic phase at 400 o C and 800 o C. At 800 o C, the CuO particle is visible, presumably has incorporated with the lattice structure of ceria, indicating an absent of solid state condition between copper and ceria. Analysis by SEM revealed significant increase in particle sizes with increasing calcination temperatures. (Author)

  20. Continuous observation of cavity growth and coalescence by creep-fatigue tests in SEM

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    Arai, Masayuki; Ogata, Takashi; Nitta, Akito

    1995-01-01

    Structural components operating at high temperatures in power plants are subjected to interaction of thermal fatigue and creep which results in creep-fatigue damage. In evaluating the life of those components, it is important to understand microscopic damage evolution under creep-fatigue conditions. In this study, static creep and creep-fatigue tests with tensile holdtime were conducted on SUS304 stainless steel by using a high-temperature fatigue machine combined with a scanning electron microscope (SEM), and cavity growth and coalescence behaviors on surface grain boundaries were observed continuously by the SEM. Quantitative analysis of creep cavity growth based on the observation was made for comparison with theoretical growth models. As a result, it was found that grain boundary cavities nucleate at random and grow preferentially on grain boundaries in a direction almost normal to the stress axis. Under the creep condition, the cavities grow monotonously on grain boundaries while they remain the elliptical shape. On the other hand, under the creep-fatigue condition the cavities grow with an effect of local strain distribution around the grain boundary due to cyclic loading and the micro cracks of one grain-boundary length were formed by coalescence of the cavities. Also, cavity nucleation and growth rates for creep-fatigue were more rapid than those for static creep and the constrained cavity growth model coincided well with the experimental data for creep. (author)