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  1. Utilização da espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo para o controle de qualidade do camarão (Litopenaeus vannamei)

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    Lima, Maria Santana Bezerra de

    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de propor uma rotina metodológica simples, rápida e versátil utilizando espectroscopia de infravermelho próximo (NIR) aliada à análise multivariada para a determinação dos teores de cinzas, umidade, proteína e lipídios totais presentes no camarão cinza (Litopenaeus vannamei) que convencionalmente é realizada por gravimetria após redução a cinzas a 550 oC por gravimetria após secagem em estufa a 105 °C para a determinação de umidade, gravimetria ap...

  2. ESPECTROS INFRAVERMELHOS DA CREATINA

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    Kumiko K. Sakane

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available São apresentados espectros infravermelhos da creatina, na faixa de 4000 a 400 cm−1. Os resultados são comparados com espectros observados e calculados, publicados na literatura.

  3. Desenvolvimento de metodologias no infravermelho aplicadas para a quantificação de cloridrato de metformina em formulações farmacêuticas

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    Graciele Parisotto

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho 20 amostras comerciais sob a forma de comprimidos e 15sintéticas de cloridrato de metformina foram utilizadas e seus espectros adquiridos na faixa de 4000–650 cm-1 por espectroscopia difusa no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier (DRIFTS. Foram construídos e comparados modelos de calibração multivariada utilizando toda a região espectral analisada (modelo global PLS e modelos otimizados empregando sub-regiões dos espectros FT-IR (modelos iPLS e siPLS. Os melhores resultados foram aqueles obtidos utilizando o algoritmo siPLS, dividindo o espectro em 40 intervalos e combinando 3 intervalos (37, 39 e 40, 4 variáveis latentes, e apresentou um valor de RMSEP inferior ao obtido utilizando o modelo global e o algoritmo iPLS. Assim, a aplicação das técnicas de seleção das regiões dos espectros de infravermelho (iPLS e siPLS mostraram-se eficientes no desenvolvimento de metodologias mais simples, rápidas e não destrutivas para a análise das formulações farmacêuticas contendo metformida na forma de comprimidos, destacando-se a potencialidade destas técnicas no controle e fiscalização de medicamentos industrializados.In this work 20 metformin hydrochloride commercial pill samples and 14 synthetic samples were used and their spectra acquired in the 4000 – 650 cm-1 range by Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (DRIFTS. Multivariate calibration models were built and compared using all spectral region (global model PLS and optimized models applying FTIR spectral sub-regions (iPLS and siPLS models. The best results were the ones obtained by using the siPLS algorithm, dividing the spectrum into 40 intervals and combining 3 intervals (37, 39 and 40 with 4 latent variables, which also presented an RMSEP value lower than the one obtained by using the global model and the iPLS algorithm. Finally, the application of selection techniques for infrared spectral regions (iPLS and siPLS has been

  4. Desenvolvimento e validação de métodos para análise direta de alimentos usando ferramentas quimiométricas, espectroscopia no infravermelho e imagens digitais

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    Bruno Goncalves Botelho

    2014-01-01

     Esta tese teve como principal objetivo o desenvolvimento de metodologias analíticas empregando ferramentas quimiométricas, espectroscopia no infravermelho (médio - MIRS - e próximo - NIRS) e análise de imagens digitais obtidas com equipamentos de baixo custo para o controle de qualidade de produtos alimentícios. Em todas as aplicações desenvolvidas foi dada ênfase à validação analítica multivariada, um aspecto de crescente importância visando a aplicação prática de métodos quimiométricos. To...

  5. Predição da composição química de bermudas (Cynodon spp. pela espectroscopia de reflectância no infravermelho proximal Prediction of chemical composition of Cynodon spp. by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy

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    Roberto Serena Fontaneli

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Diversos cultivares de Cynodon dactylon têm sido cultivados no Rio Grande do Sul para alimentação do rebanho leiteiro, na forma de pastejo ou feno. A rápida determinação do valor nutritivo dessas forrageiras pode ser útil para seu manejo e para o planejamento da dieta dos animais. Este trabalho teve como objetivo desenvolver curvas de calibração para análise do valor nutritivo de quatro cultivares de Cynodon (Tifton 68, Tifton 85, Florakirk, Coastcross, utilizando o método de reflectância no infravermelho proximal (NIRS. Foram utilizadas 129 amostras de forragem verde, coletadas e analisadas entre 1998 e 2001. Os coeficientes de determinação para proteína bruta, fibra insolúvel em detergente neutro, fibra insolúvel em detergente ácido, matéria seca, cálcio, fósforo, potássio e magnésio foram, respectivamente: 0,98; 0,97; 0,99; 1; 0,92; 0,97; 0,99 e 0,72%. Os erros-padrão de calibração foram de 0,38; 0,60; 0,35; 0,14; 0,02; 0,01; 0,05 e 0,01%, respectivamente. As equações obtidas foram consideradas de excelente resolução para todos os parâmetros estimados, o que indica a acurácia do método para a espécie avaliada.Many Cynodon dactylon cultivars have been cultivated in Rio Grande do Sul state to be used as pasture or hay to feed dairy cattle. Quick determination of the nutritional value of these forages would be valuable for management and diet planning. This work had the objective to develop calibration curves for analysis of the nutritional value of four Cynodon cultivars (Tifton 68, Tifton 85, Florakirk, Coastcross, using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS. A total of 129 fresh samples of green pasture were collected and analyzed from 1998 to 2001. The determination coefficients for crude protein, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, dry matter, calcium, phosphorus, potash and magnesium were, respectively, .98, .97, .99, 1, .92, .97, .99 and .72%. The calibration standard error for the same

  6. Aplicação da espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo e da análise exploratória de dados para identificação de madeiras na indústria de móveis

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    Lucas Ferreira Bastos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo investigar a aplicação da espectroscopia no infravermelho e da análise exploratória de dados para distinguir os diferentes tipos de madeiras naturais, contribuindo para o controle da origem dos materiais utilizados na indústria de móveis. A espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo (NIR foi utilizada para caracterização de 44 amostras de 19 diferentes tipos de madeiras e a análise por componentes principais (PCA para sua discriminação. A metodologia proposta mostrou-se eficiente na separação de algumas amostras, mas estudos complementares devem ser realizados para a difusão desta metodologia no cotidiano da indústria de móveis.Abstract The paper aimed to investigate the application of infrared spectroscopy and exploratory data analysis to distinguish the different types of natural woods, contributing to the control of the origin of the materials used in the furniture industry. The near infrared spectroscopy (NIR was used for the characterization of 44 samples of 19 different types of wood, and the principal component analysis (PCA to discriminate. The proposed methodology was efficient in theseparation of some samples, but further studies should beperformed for the diffusion of this methodology in the routine ofthe furniture industry.

  7. Sistema de visão por infravermelho próximo para monitoramento de processos de soldagem a arco Near-infrared vision system for arc-welding monitoring

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    Carolina Pimenta Mota

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A visão, o sentido predileto do ser humano, e sua grande capacidade de captar, processar e interpretar grandes quantidades de dados de natureza visual tem sido, ao longo dos anos, um grande estímulo para o desenvolvimento de técnicas e de dispositivos tecnológicos que a reproduzam num sistema computacional. Nos processos de soldagem, a visão pode fornecer dados na inspeção e qualidade da junta soldada, no monitoramento de parâmetros, na correção de trajetórias até, por fim, no estudo dos fenômenos envolvidos no processo. Porém, a radiação luminosa emitida pelo arco representa uma barreira para tais estudos baseados na visualização do processo. Uma das formas utilizadas atualmente para se obter a visualização do processo, sem a interferência do arco, consiste em iluminar o processo com o infravermelho próximo e utilizar filtros de interferência (passa-faixa, em torno deste mesmo comprimento de onda, durante a aquisição das imagens. Uma solução para a iluminação infravermelha, de aplicação crescente, envolve o uso de diodos laser de alta potência, com baixo custo e menor complexidade de instalação do que os lasers convencionais. Desta forma, a proposta deste trabalho foi a criação de um sistema de visão dos processos de soldagem a arco, de baixo custo e alta flexibilidade, indo desde a caracterização dos espectros de emissão luminosa do arco, passando pela criação de uma topologia de acionamento para o diodo de alta potência no infravermelho próximo, respeitando suas limitações de uso e maximizando a potência luminosa emitida, criação dos circuitos de controle, escolha dos equipamentos e componentes ópticos e, por fim, projeto e aplicação de um protótipo em processos de soldagem. As limitações do sistema de visão, como um todo, foram encontradas através de sua aplicação com soldagem TIG e MIG/MAG. Nestes ensaios, embora não tenha sido capaz de sobrepor a luz do arco, o sistema

  8. ANÁLISE DA BIOTINA EM AMOSTRAS DE VITAMINAS COMERCIAIS E MANIPULADA UTILIZANDO ESPECTROSCOPIA NO INFRAVERMELHO FTIR-UATR

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    Isabel Christina Silva

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A biotina, também conhecida como vitamina H, é uma vitamina importante aos organismos vivos, necessária no metabolismo das proteínas e dos carboidratos, ela age diretamente na formação da pele. É uma vitamina hidrossolúvel. As principais fontes alimentares de biotina são frutas, nozes, ovos, carnes, leite e levedura. A carência de biotina no homem apesar de rara pode causar dermatite esfoliativa, conjuntivite, descoloração da pele e mucosas, furunculose, seborreia do couro cabeludo e dores musculares. O presente trabalho se propõe a analisar qualitativamente, por espectroscopia no infravermelho, amostras de vitaminas comerciais e manipulada que contenham a biotina. Nas amostras avaliadas foram verificadas que a espectroscopia no infravermelho é viável mesmo para amostras com uma concentração pequena de biotina.

  9. ANÁLISE DE MEDICAMENTOS CONTENTO CLORIDRATO DE CICLOBENZAPRINA POR ESPECTROSCOPIA NO INFRAVERMELHO

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    Willian de Carvalho Nunes

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O cloridrato de ciclobenzaprina é um dos medicamentos mais utilizados para atuar no relaxamento muscular e alivio de dores agudas ou crônicas, promovendo uma diminuição nos espasmos musculares, torcicolos e dor lombar. Este trabalho propõe-se a analisar, através da espectroscopia vibracional no infravermelho, a presença de cloridrato de ciclobenzaprina nos medicamentos de referência, similar, genérico e manipulado registrados e autorizados pela Agência de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA, afim de assegurar a qualidade dos fármacos. Foram identificadas as bandas marcadoras do princípio ativo nos medicamentos comercias e os resultados encontrados, mostram que os medicamentos B e C apresentaram intensidades significativas do princípio ativo. No medicamento A verificou-se a presença do princípio ativo, só que em menor intensidade, e no medicamento D foi encontrado uma deformação em seu espectro, indicando alterações no fármaco. Através deste estudo conclui-se, que a espectroscopia vibracional no infravermelho (FTIR-UATR é uma técnica confiável e uma alternativa para analisar compostos químicos pois não gera resíduos e apresenta baixo custo operacional.

  10. DESMPENHO DE UM QUEIMADOR INFRAVERMELHO FUNCIONANDO COM GÁS LIQUEFEITO DE PETRÓLEO E GLICERINA

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    Marcello Araújo Dantas

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de queimadores infravermelhos em aplicações industriais apresenta muitas vantagens do ponto de vista técnico-operacional, como por exemplo, homogeneidade no fornecimento de calor, na forma de radiação e convecção, apresentando um maior controle das emissões devido à passagem dos gases de exaustão através de um leito cerâmico macroporoso. O presente trabalho apresenta um queimador infravermelho comercial, no qual foi adaptado um ejetor experimental, capaz de promover uma mistura de gás liquefeito de petróleo (GLP e glicerina. Através da variação de percentuais de combustível dual, foi avaliado o desempenho do queimador infravermelho mediante a realização de um balanço de energia e das emissões atmosféricas. Foi introduzido um controlador de temperatura com termopar modulando dois estágios (fogo baixo/alto, utilizando válvulas solenóides para cada combustível. O queimador infravermelho foi submetido a testes e ensaios variando-se a quantidade de glicerina inserida por um sistema de alimentação por gravidade. Como método de análise termodinâmica para estimativa de carga foi utilizada uma placa de alumínio localizada na saída dos gases de combustão, sendo a distribuição de temperaturas medida por um sistema de aquisição de dados que registrou em tempo real as medidas dos termopares afixados. O queimador apresentou uma combustão estável para os níveis de 15, 20 e 25 % de adição de glicerina em razão mássica de GLP, aumentando o fornecimento de calor para a placa. Pelos dados obtidos, observou-se que houve uma melhora na eficiência de 1ª Lei do queimador infravermelho quando ocorre o aumento de adição da glicerina na mistura. Os níveis de emissões de gases poluentes produzidos pela combustão (CO, NOx, SO2 e HC atenderam aos limites estabelecidos pela resolução ambiental nº 382/ 2006 do CONAMA.

  11. Cartas de controle multivariadas para o monitoramento simultâneo do teor de isoniazida e rifampicina em uma formulação farmacêutica empregando a espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo

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    2014-01-01

    O controle estatístico de processos é uma estratégia que tem sido cada vez mais utilizada para o monitoramento on-line de processos industrias, no qual a principal ferramenta utilizada são as cartas de controle, que podem ser univariadas ou multivariadas, de acordo com o número de variáveis envolvidas no monitoramento. Basicamente, as cartas de controle são gráficos estatísticos que possuem uma faixa de tolerância limitada pelas linhas superior e inferior, calculadas com bas...

  12. Tratamento ambulatorial da proctorragia: importância da fotocoagulação com raio infravermelho

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    José Ribamar Baldez

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Um grande número de pacientes são encaminhados ao Coloproctologista em virtude da ocorrência de sangramento retal. O sangramento retal vermelho vivo usualmente traduz a presença de uma patologia localizada até a flexura esplênica, sendo então necessária para a sua avaliação a realização de uma retossigmoidoscopia flexível. Durante esta propedêutica, na grande maioria dos pacientes, são encontradas Hemorróidas Internas, estabelecendo-se então o seguinte dilema: se realmente não existe outra causa mais séria da hemorragia e se temos a obrigação de tratar todas as Hemorróidas Internas encontradas como causa isolada do sintoma. Temos seguido a conduta de tratar todos os pacientes que apresentam episódios de sangramento retal devido a Hemorróidas. Eles têm a base de seus plexos hemorroidários internos coagulados com Raio Infravermelho. Dos 250 pacientes atendidos na Clínica de Proctologia do Maranhão em virtude da ocorrência de sangramento retal, 200 foram submetidos à fotocoagulação com Infravermelho, somente em uma sessão de tratamento. Concluímos que a fotocoagulação é um método simples e eficaz de tratamento, pode ser aplicado ao final de qualquer avaliação para sangramento retal rutilante devido a Hemorróidas Internas e que tal conduta possibilita que a maioria dos pacientes possam ser tratados em sua única consulta.A great number of patients are frequently referred for specialist advice because they have experienced rectal bleeding. The bright rectal bleeding usually does not come from anywhere more proximal than the splenic flexure. Complete evaluation should include a flexible sigmoidoscopy. During evaluation many patients are found to have Internal Haemorrhoids that could well be the source of bleeding. There is always a dilemma: whether or not to reassure the patients that the bleeding is caused by nothing more serious than simple haemorrhoids or whether to consider that the reference of the

  13. AVALIAÇÃO DO PERFIL LIPÍDICO SANGUÍNEO DE ATLETAS CORREDORES NO ENSAIO ERGOESPIROMÉTRICO DE BRUCE UTILIZANDO ESPECTROSCOPIA NO INFRAVERMELHO

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    Francielle Pasqualotti Meinhardt

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Os constituintes do perfil lipídico são importantes marcadores bioquímicos de doenças cardiovasculares (grande causa de morbidade e mortalidade. Para um diagnóstico de alterações do perfil lipídico se apresenta o método da espectroscopia no infravermelho (FT-IR. Este estudo avalia a aplicação da FT-IR na obtenção de dados do perfil lipídico de atletas corredores. Trata-se de um estudo analítico observacional comparativo, tendo como método de referência os ensaios enzimáticos baseados na reação de Trinder, comparados à espectroscopia no infravermelho por reflectância difusa com Transformada de Fourier (DRIFTS, com auxílio das ferramentas quimiométricas de análise exploratória por agrupamento hierárquico (HCA e análise preditiva por mínimos quadrados parciais (PLS para previsão destes marcadores bioquímicos. Foram sujeitos 14 atletas da equipe de Atletismo da UNISC, de 18 a 30 anos, de ambos os sexos, avaliados em repouso e após o teste ergoespirométrico de Bruce. Os resultados apontam que, na avaliação de atletas, a técnica de infravermelho (DRIFTS juntamente com o PLS, foi adequada para a construção de modelos de calibração e na definição da correlação entre testes bioquímicos padrões no perfil lipídico e na determinação pelo infravermelho.

  14. Calibrações por meio da técnica da espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo para teor de extrativos totais, de lignina total e holocelulose usando espectros obtidos na madeira sólida / Calibrations using the technique of near infrared spectroscopy for content of extractives, lignin total and holocellulose using spectra obtained in solid wood

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    Carlos Rogério Andrade

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi obter curvas de calibrações por meio da técnica de espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo (NIRS para as propriedades teor de extrativos totais, lignina total e de holocelulose, usando espectros das faces radial, tangencial e transversal da madeira sólida. Foi utilizado um híbrido natural de Eucalyptus urophylla pertencente à empresa V&M Florestal, localizada no município de Paraopeba (MG. O híbrido tinha sete anos de idade e estava plantado em espaçamento de 3m x 3m. Os corpos-de-prova foram retirados ao longo de todo o fuste. O equipamento utilizado foi um espectrômetro da marca Bruker modelo MPA-R. Os espectros foram adquiridos na gama de 800 a 1.500 nm, em modo de reflexão difusa. Os modelos foram ajustados pelo método PLS-1. Foi utilizado o método da validação cruzada com pré-tratamentos de primeira e segunda derivada e remoção do espalhamento de luz. Pelos resultados conclui-se que: De maneira geral, os maiores valores de correlação foram obtidos a partir da média das faces tangencial, transversal e radial; as melhores calibrações foram obtidas quando aplicou-se o pré-tratamento de segunda derivada; melhores resultados: extrativos totais r = 0,66 e RPD = 1,3; teor de lignina total r = 0,70 e RPD = 1,5 e teor de holocelulose r = 0,66 e RPD = 1,4.AbstractThe purpose of this study was to obtain calibration curves using Near Infrared Spectroscopy Technique (NIRS for the determination of total extractive content, total lignin, and holocellulose, using the radial face, tangential, and transversal spectra of solid wood. We used a natural hybrid of Eucalyptus urophylla owned by V & M Florestal, located in Paraopeba city (MG. The hybrid was seven years old and was planted in 3m x 3m space. The soils-proof was taken throughout the shaft. The used equipment was a Bruker spectrometer brand model MPA-R. The spectra were acquired in the range from 800 to 1,500 nm in diffuse reflection mode. The

  15. Interação de anestésicos locais com lipossomos determinada por espectroscopia de infravermelho

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    L. F. Fraceto

    2009-01-01

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    Neste trabalho foram investigados os efeitos de dois anestésicos locais, lidocaína e benzocaína, sobre as propriedades estruturais e dinâmicas de vesículas unilamelares de fosfatidilcolina de ovo em pH 7,4 e 10,5 para determinar a localização preferencial destes anestésicos no interior da bicamada. Mudanças na organização de vesículas unilamelares pequenas foram determinadas através de espectroscopia de infravermelho com transformada de Fourier. Os experimentos de infravermelho mostraram que os anestésicos locais alteram as ligações de hidrogênio das moléculas de água monitoradas através das regiões da cadeia acila, grupamento fosfato e carbonilas da região do glicerol dos fosfolipídios. Os efeitos do aumento da concentração dos anestésicos locais nestas regiões mostraram que a lidocaína ionizada torna maior o acesso de moléculas de água nas regiões do grupamento de fosfato e carbonilas da região do glicerol. Para a lidocaína neutra (pH 10,5 o principal efeito observado foi na região do glicerol. Já para o anestésico local benzocaína foi observada uma diminuição do acesso de moléculas de água na região das carbonilas do glicerol. Um modelo proposto indica que a lidocaína ionizada e a neutra ligam-se aos lipídios próximos ao grupamento fosfato e região do glicerol. Para a benzocaína a localização preferencial proposta foi a região do glicerol e os primeiros carbonos da cadeia acila. A posição preferencial dos anestésicos nas membranas fosfolipídicas modelo pode modular o acesso destas moléculas em seus sítios de ligação na proteína canal de sódio voltagem-dependente. Palavras-chave: Anestésicos locais; lipossomos; infravermelho.

  16. Espectroscopia de luz próxima ao infravermelho e processamento sensorial auditivo em lactentes

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    Aline Almeida Fontes

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: revisar sistematicamente, por meio de busca nas plataformas Medline e Lilacs o uso da espectroscopia de luz próxima ao infravermelho (NIRS como instrumento para a avaliação da audição a nível cortical em lactentes. Métodos: foi realizada uma revisão integrativa baseada nos critérios estabelecidos pela Cochrane Handbook, passando pelas etapas de definição da questão norteadora (o tema a ser pesquisado, definição das bases de dados para localização dos estudos, seleção e análise crítica dos artigos. A pesquisa bibliográfica foi realizada no período de setembro a dezembro de 2014. Os critérios de inclusão utilizados foram: artigos publicados nos idiomas inglês, português e espanhol, com a população infantil (bebês de 0 a 24 meses e tipo de estudo (coorte, caso controle, transversal. Resultados: foram identificados 1674 artigos e 12 atenderam os critérios de inclusão deste estudo. Todos os artigos utilizaram o estímulo auditivo para medir alterações na hemodinâmica cerebral, porém com áreas cerebrais de interesse diferentes. E foram agrupados em três categorias quanto ao tipo de estímulo: apenas sons vocais, sons vocais e outros estímulos auditivos e sons não vocais. Conclusão: a NIRS é um instrumento eficaz para investigação da audição a nível cortical na população infantil.

  17. Termografia infravermelho na estimativa de conforto térmico de frangos de corte

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    Guilherme R. do Nascimento

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available As instalações avícolas devem assegurar um ambiente de conforto térmico que proporcione ao animal expressar todo o seu potencial genético para produção motivo pelo qual novas ferramentas estão sendo aplicadas para medir o conforto térmico animal destacando-se as câmeras termográficas. Neste trabalho objetivou-se avaliar a associação da temperatura superficial das aves com as das instalações e estimar a transferência de calor sensível. Para isto foram registradas as condições térmicas de alojamento em dois aviários com sistemas de ventilação distintos, no período de março a abril de 2011. Os aviários foram divididos em seis quadrantes para a coleta das temperaturas superficiais obtidas através de uma câmera termográfica infravermelho. Em cada quadrante também foram registradas temperatura ambiente, umidade relativa e velocidade do ar durante as coletas das imagens. Constatou-se que as temperaturas superficiais das aves estão associadas à temperatura superficial da instalação (cortinas laterais, forro e cama. No aviário com ventilação negativa foram registradas maiores velocidades do ar em relação ao convencional razão pela qual possibilitou a maior transferência de calor sensível pelas aves, sugerindo melhores condições de conforto térmico.

  18. Avaliação funcional retrospectiva de pacientes com fratura proximal de úmero fixada com placa com parafusos de ângulo fixo para região proximal no úmero Retrospective functional assessment of patients with humerus proximal fractures internally fixed with a fixed-angle plate for proximal humerus area

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    Rafael Inácio Barbosa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available As fraturas do úmero proximal são lesões comuns, levando seus pacientes a importantes limitações funcionais além de algumas complicações. Atualmente existem algumas opções de tratamentos cirúrgicos visando à melhor estabilização da lesão através de técnicas de ostessíntese, dependendo do grau de gravidade da lesão. Dentre eles, tem-se utilizado a placa com parafusos de ângulo fixo para região proximal do úmero, a qual possui o intuito de preservar a integridade biológica da cabeça umeral associada à redução anatômica segura utilizando múltiplos parafusos de fixação com estabilidade angular, permitindo assim a mobilização precoce do membro fraturado. Foram estudados retrospectivamente 11 pacientes com fratura proximal do úmero, tratados com esse modelo de placa entre os anos de 2004 e 2005. Na avaliação funcional foram utilizados o questionário de Constant e o índice DASH. Os resultados sugerem o aparecimento de perda funcional residual no membro superior após esse tipo de trauma, apesar da fixação estável e o tratamento fisioterapêutico.Proximal humeral fractures are common injuries leading to severe functional restrictions and complications for patients. Today, there are several surgical alternatives aimed at achieving better injury stabilization by means of osteosynthesis techniques, depending on injury severity. One of these is the fixed-angle plate fixation of the proximal humerus. This bone fixation system is intended to preserve the biologic integrity of the humeral head associated with a safe anatomical reduction, employing several fixating screws with angle stability, thereby allowing an early mobilization of the fractured limb. Eleven patients with proximal humeral fractures treated with the method of fixed-angle plate fixation of the proximal humerus in the period of 2004 to 2005 were retrospectively studied. The patients were subjected to the Constant questionnaire and the DASH index for

  19. Periods of constant and falling-rate for infrared drying of carrot slices Períodos de secagem constante e decrescente de fatias de cenoura por infravermelho

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    Fernando M. Botelho

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to study the infrared drying process of carrot slices and to determine coefficients related to the heat and mass transfer of the process. Fresh carrots were used, dried until constant weight in a dryer with infrared heating source. Different models were utilized to fit the experimental data of constant and falling drying rate periods. It was verified that the coefficients of heat and mass transfer, during the constant drying rate, significantly increased with temperature on rise. The Diffusion Approximation, Two Terms, Midili and Verna models satisfactory represented the falling period of drying rate of carrot slices. The effective diffusion coefficient increased with temperature and this relationship can be represented by the Arrhenius equation, obtaining activation energy to the drying process of 29.092 kJ mol-1.Com este trabalho objetivou-se estudar o processo de secagem por infravermelho das fatias de cenoura e determinar alguns coeficientes referentes à transferência de calor e massa do processo. Utilizaram-se cenouras frescas, secadas até massa constante em um secador com fonte de aquecimento por infravermelho. Aos dados experimentais se ajustaram diferentes modelos para os períodos de taxa de secagem constante e decrescentes. Verificou-se que os coeficientes transferência de calor e massa, referentes ao período de secagem constante, aumentaram significativamente com o aumento da temperatura e que os modelos Aproximação da Difusão, Dois Termos, Midili e Verna representaram satisfatoriamente o período de secagem decrescente das fatias de cenoura. O coeficiente de difusão efetivo aumentou com a temperatura e esta relação pode ser representada pela Equação de Arrhenius, obtendo-se uma energia de ativação para o processo de secagem de 29,092 kJ mol-1.

  20. O esôfago curto e o refluxo distal são fatores de risco para o refluxo proximal? Short length of the esophagus and distal reflux are risk factors for proximal esophageal reflux?

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    Humberto Oliveira Serra

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Não está claro se pacientes que apresentam refluxo gastroesofágico distal têm maior risco de apresentar também refluxo proximal. O senso comum sugere que um episódio de refluxo poderia chegar mais facilmente à faringe em pacientes que tivessem menor distância a percorrer entre o esfíncter inferior do esôfago e o superior. OBJETIVO: Investigar se o esôfago curto e a presença de refluxo esofágico distal são fatores de risco para refluxo proximal nos pacientes com sintomas respiratórios. MÉTODO: Cento e sete pacientes foram avaliados prospectivamente por meio de entrevista, esofagoscopia, manometria e pHmetria. Utilizaram-se o teste t de Student, o de correlação de Spearman, o do Qui-quadrado e odds-ratio. O nível de significância foi 0,05. RESULTADOS: Os sintomas que motivaram a investigação da doença do refluxo gastroesofágico foram: tosse 43 (40,2%; pigarro 25 (23,4%, globo faríngeo 23 (21,5% e rouquidão 16 (14,9%. No estudo endoscópico 22 apresentaram esofagite e 14 hérnia de hiato. Na avaliação manométrica 11 (10,8% apresentaram hipotonia do esfíncter inferior. A média do comprimento do esôfago foi 24,3 (± 1,9 cm, variando de 20 a 30 cm. Na avaliação pHmétrica 23 (21,5% apresentaram refluxo distal patológico e 12 (11,2% refluxo proximal. CONCLUSÕES: O comprimento do esôfago não esteve associado com a presença de refluxo proximal. Pacientes que apresentaram refluxo gatroesofágico distal, independente do comprimento do esôfago, tiveram risco aumentado de 4,6 vezes para apresentarem refluxo proximal.BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether patients suffering from distal esophageal reflux also present high risk to proximal esophageal reflux. Common sense suggests that reflux would more easily reach the pharynx in patients who have a smaller distance between the lower esophageal sphincter and the upper one and, thus, short esophagus. AIM: To Investigate if short esophageal length and presence of

  1. ANÁLISIS CINEMÁTICO Y DISEÑO DE UN MECANISMO DE CUATRO BARRAS PARA FALANGE PROXIMAL DE DEDO ANTROPOMÓRFICO

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    Édgar Alfredo Portilla Flores

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, se presenta el análisis cinemático y una metodología de diseño paramétrico de la falange proximal para un dedo antropomórfico1 de un grado de libertad. El diseño del mecanismo se lleva a cabo, tomando diez posiciones de la barra de salida del mismo. Se presenta la simulación dinámica, utilizando un modelo de CAD para comprobar la factibilidad de los resultados obtenidos por el mecanismo. Por último, se muestra el análisis comparativo entre los resultados de la cinemática obtenidos numéricamente y los experimentales.

  2. ANÁLISIS CINEMÁTICO Y DISEÑO DE UN MECANISMO DE CUATRO BARRAS PARA FALANGE PROXIMAL DE DEDO ANTROPOMÓRFICO

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    Édgar Alfredo Portilla Flores; Oscar Fernando Avilés Sánchez; Roberto Piña Quintero; Paola Andrea Niño Suárez; Edgar Moya Sánchez; María Aurora Molina Vilchis

    2010-01-01

    En este artículo, se presenta el análisis cinemático y una metodología de diseño paramétrico de la falange proximal para un dedo antropomórfico1 de un grado de libertad. El diseño del mecanismo se lleva a cabo, tomando diez posiciones de la barra de salida del mismo. Se presenta la simulación dinámica, utilizando un modelo de CAD para comprobar la factibilidad de los resultados obtenidos por el mecanismo. Por último, se muestra el análisis comparativo entre los resultados de la cinemática obt...

  3. Survey infravermelho do braço espiral de scuttum e da barra no centro galáctico

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    Amôres, E. B.; Lépine, J. R. D.

    2003-08-01

    O survey infravermelho consiste de observações utilizando a CAMIV no telescópio de 60 cm do LNA. Nosso principal objetivo é melhor caracterizar a população estelar dos braços espirais e de uma estrutura existente no centro galáctico que acreditamos ser devido à existência de uma barra, cujas extremidades estariam localizadas em longitudes galácticas l~23° e l~14°. As observações realizadas em vários filtros (imagens J, H e K) são particularmente importantes nas direções que tangenciam os braços espirais, desta forma, comparamos uma direção que atravessa um braço a uma direção próxima que não passa pelo braço, sendo que ambas possuem a mesma contribuição de contagens foreground. Nas missões realizadas até o presente, observamos a região na direção tangencial ao braço de Scuttum, com observações de l = 30.04° até l = 31.04°, a cada intervalo de longitude de 0.1°, para latitude galáctica de 0.0°, 0.25°, 0.50°. Para as regiões que acreditamos serem as extremidades da barra, observamos as faixas de longitude compreendidas entre -15° £ l £ -13° e 24° £ l £ 22° a cada intervalo de 0.25°, para latitude galáctica de 0.0° e 0.25°. As observações nos filtros J e H foram feitas com tempo de integração de 60s, na banda K, as observações foram feitas utilizando o filtro C1 com tempo de integração de aproximadamente 210 s (12x15s). Elaboramos diagramas cor-cor e cor-magnitude onde podemos verificar a existência de regiões com diferentes contagens e população estelar à medida que um braço espiral é atravessado.

  4. Espectroscopia do visível e infravermelho próximo (VIS/NIR na avaliação da qualidade de mangas Tommy Atkins

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    Débora Leitzke Betemps

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available A espectroscopia na região do visível (VIS e do infravermelho próximo (NIR apresenta-se como uma promissora e rápida tecnologia de avaliação das características internas de várias espécies de frutas. A diferença de absorbância, provenientes dos frutos, ao serem submetidos a um espectro emitido entre dois comprimentos de onda próximos ao do pico de absorção da clorofila-a, foi utilizada para o desenvolvimento de um índice (Índice DA- IDA que se correlaciona ao estádio de maturação dos frutos. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar as relações existentes entre o índice DA, obtidos com o equipamento DA-meter®, e os parâmetros físico-químicos de maturação utilizados em mangas da cultivar Tommy Atkins, na separação dos frutos em categorias distintas. Para isto, foram utilizados frutos pertencentes a um mesmo lote e adquiridos em um centro de distribuição local, na cidade de Pelotas-RS. Com os resultados obtidos, através do índice DA, foi possível separar os frutos em categorias de acordo com o grau de maturação, demonstrando a grande heterogeneidade com que os frutos são oferecidos ao consumidor, e as relações entre os valores dos índices DA e os parâmetros de qualidade, determinadas através dos coeficientes de determinação (R², foram significativas para os atributos estudados.

  5. Estudo experimental da aplicação retiniana do laser infravermelho via transescleral sob condições de baixa visibilidade Transscleral infrared laser retinal photocoagulation experimental study under low visibility conditions

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    Dario Grechi Goulart

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Pesquisa experimental, com laser de diodo infravermelho, para estimar a segurança, a reprodutibilidade e a permeabilidade da parede ocular à sua atuação clínica, quando aplicado via transescleral, em condições de baixa visibilidade. MÉTODOS: Submetemos olhos de coelhos pigmentados da raça Nova Zelândia à fotocoagulação retiniana por laser de diodo infravermelho. No olho direito, realizamos fotocoagulação via transescleral sob parâmetros de potência e tempo pré-determinados clinicamente. No olho esquerdo, foram repetidos os mesmos valores da potência e tempo usados no olho direito, desta vez, via transpupilar. Imediatamente e após 2 meses, estudos clínicos baseados na retinografia e histopatológicos foram realizados. RESULTADOS: A permeabilidade da parede ocular, quando da aplicação do laser de diodo infravermelho via transescleral, variou entre 58,95 e 63,87%. A média da permeabilidade da parede ocular a 300 mW (63,14% mostrou-se significativamente superior àquela da permeabilidade da parede ocular encontrada a 500 mW (59,11%, (PPURPOSE: Retinal photocoagulation under poor visualization condition is often required. Transscleral infrared laser can be used as an alternative to regular transpupillary treatment. Based upon retinographic measurements, we proposed to estimate the reproducibility as well as ocular wall permeability rate for this treatment. Our primary goal was to evaluate whether this technique can deliver adequate photocoagulation at predetermined parameters without direct retinal visualization. METHODS: In New Zealand pigmented rabbits, optimal transscleral infrared diode laser settings were administered to the right eye. With the same parameters, transpupillary photocoagulation was repeated in the left eye. Retinographic and clinical examinations were performed immediately and two months later. RESULTS: Ocular wall permeability rate varied between 58.95 and 63.87%. Average permeability using a

  6. Proximal Hypospadias

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    Kate H. Kraft

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Hypospadias results from abnormal development of the penis that leaves the urethral meatus proximal to its normal glanular position. Meatal position may be located anywhere along the penile shaft, but more severe forms of hypospadias may have a urethral meatus located at the scrotum or perineum. The spectrum of abnormalities may also include ventral curvature of the penis, a dorsally redundant prepuce, and atrophic corpus spongiosum. Due to the severity of these abnormalities, proximal hypospadias often requires more extensive reconstruction in order to achieve an anatomically and functionally successful result. We review the spectrum of proximal hypospadias etiology, presentation, correction, and possible associated complications.

  7. Public space, place and landscape: proximities and distances to urban anthropology / Espacio público, lugar y paisaje: proximidades y distancias para una antropología urbana

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    Alejandro José Peimbert Duarte

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The text presents some precisions about the concepts of space, place and landscape. When these concepts are given in urban planning, urban design, architecture or ethnography, it is possible to find significant distances from the city versus urban. Also, the tour of these notions, could evidence certain proximities that allude to which lens is observed one of the key objects for studying the territory: the public space. This, in turn, explains the different positions of social actors in it: the decision maker, planner, designer or architect, and –moreover– the passer or the ordinary user. The recurrent use of the term “landscape” to talk about the open spaces of our cities implies a review of the term, since its heyday at the study of everyday life until its appearance at the emergent Landscape Urbanism. Finally, focusing on Latin American cases, in this text are addressed the possibilities and challenges of undertaking a research framed in sociocultural studies and from urban anthropology in a city at the northwestern border of Mexico. El texto expone algunas precisiones en torno a los conceptos de espacio, lugar y paisaje. Cuando estos conceptos son administrados tanto en la planificación, el diseño, la arquitectura o la etnografía, es posible encontrar distancias importantes respecto a “la ciudad” frente a “lo urbano”. Asimismo, el recorrido por estas acotaciones evidencia ciertas proximidades que aluden al lente con que es apreciado uno de los objetos de estudio clave para el estudio del territorio: el espacio público. Esto, a su vez, explica la diversidad de posicionamientos de los actores sociales en él, ya sea –por un lado– el tomador de decisiones; el planificador, el diseñador o el arquitecto; y –por otra parte– el transeúnte o el usuario ordinario. El recurrente uso del término “paisaje” para hablar de los espacios abiertos de nuestras ciudades implica hacer una revisión del vocablo, desde su auge

  8. Análisis proximal, evaluación microbiológica y sensorial de carnes para hamburguesas elaboradas con cachama blanca (Piaractus brachypomus) y soya (Glycine max) texturizada

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    Oscar García; Iria Acevedo; Jorge Ruiz Ramírez

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    La cachama blanca (Piaractus brachypomus) es una especie económicamente importante en la acuicultura continental de América Latina y una alternativa nacional de producción de pescado para la piscicultura, la industria y el consumo. El objetivo del presente trabajo de investigación fue caracterizar mediante análisis proximal, evaluación microbiológica y sensorial, carnes para hamburguesas elaboradas con pulpa de cachama y diferentes inclusiones porcentuales de harina de soya texturizada (HST) ...

  9. Comparison between tympanic and anal temperature with a clinical infrared ray thermometer in dogs Comparação entre a temperatura timpânica e a temperatura anal usando um termômetro clínico de raio infravermelho em cães

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    G.G.S. Wiedemann

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    Full Text Available A clinical thermometer of infrared rays was used twice to record consecutively the temperature of the tympanic membrane in each ear and in the anus of 53 dogs. Temperatures did not differ significantly between organs, and were strongly correlated. The anal temperature measurement with an infrared thermometer in dogs is feasible and trustworthy, as well as the thermal checking of tympanic temperature.Utilizou-se um termômetro clínico de emissão de raios infravermelhos para medir, duas vezes consecutivas, a temperatura da membrana timpânica de cada ouvido e duas vezes a temperatura no ânus de 53 cães. Não houve diferença entre as temperaturas quanto ao órgão estudado e a correlação entre as temperaturas foi alta. Em cães, a medida da temperatura anal com o termômetro clínico de emissão de raios infravermelhos é rápida e confiável tanto quanto a da temperatura timpânica.

  10. Observações simultâneas no óptico e infravermelho próximo dos BL Lacs PKS 2005-489 e PKS 2155-304 em diversas escalas de tempo

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    Dominici, T. P.; Abraham, Z.; Galo, A. L.

    2003-08-01

    A existência de variações rápidas de brilho em alguns blazares é um fenômeno bem comprovado, mas até agora não sabemos ao certo quais são os mecanismos físicos envolvidos. A maior dificuldade é a ausência de observações multibanda simultâneas que poderiam fornecer vínculos aos modelos. Buscando colaborar com a discussão estudamos o comportamento de dois BL Lacs, PKS 2005-489 e PKS 2155-304, em relação à variabilidade em diversas escalas de tempo, de poucos minutos até vários meses, com observações simultâneas em seis bandas espectrais (óptico e infravermelho próximo). Para tanto dois telescópios do LNA foram utilizados em conjunto nas campanhas observacionais realizadas em 2001 e 2002, cujos resultados são apresentados aqui. As duas fontes apresentaram características bastante diferentes, inclusive em relação à existência de variabilidade nos índices espectrais. Particularmente, registramos a primeira detecção de variações em escalas de tempo da ordem de poucos minutos em PKS 2005-489, com evidências da presença de um atraso entre as curvas de luz nas bandas V e R e a variação em R ocorrendo antes (o contrário do esperado no modelo de shock-in-jet). Em PKS 2155-304 detectamos pela primeira vez variabilidade em escalas de tempo de poucos minutos no infravermelho em um AGN. As observações indicam que as variações de brilho em blazares são o resultado da ação de mais de um fenômeno, especialmente em escalas de tempo muito curtas. Alguns cenários físicos são sugeridos para explicar os resultados observacionais.

  11. Análisis proximal, evaluación microbiológica y sensorial de carnes para hamburguesas elaboradas con cachama blanca (Piaractus brachypomus y soya (Glycine max texturizada

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    Oscar García

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La cachama blanca (Piaractus brachypomus es una especie económicamente importante en la acuicultura continental de América Latina y una alternativa nacional de producción de pescado para la piscicultura, la industria y el consumo. El objetivo del presente trabajo de investigación fue caracterizar mediante análisis proximal, evaluación microbiológica y sensorial, carnes para hamburguesas elaboradas con pulpa de cachama y diferentes inclusiones porcentuales de harina de soya texturizada (HST (0, 3, 6 y 9 %. Se realizó análisis proximal a las carnes crudas y cocidas, se evaluó microbiológicamente a las crudas y sensorialmente las cocidas con 100 consumidores. En las carnes para hamburguesas a mayor adición de HST favoreció la retención de agua durante la cocción y se elevó el contenido de proteína, grasa y cenizas en las carnes crudas y cocidas (p < 0,05. El análisis microbiológico reveló inocuidad alimentaria en las carnes para hamburguesas crudas, encontrándose todos los valores por debajo de lo establecido en la norma venezolana COVENIN 2127-1998 para hamburguesa y otras normas de referencia. La blandura aumentó de manera proporcional al incremento porcentual en la inclusión de HST y las formulaciones con 0, 3 y 6 % de HST se diferenciaron significativamente (p < 0,05 de la formulación con 9 %. La apariencia de las carnes de hamburguesa agradó más en las formulaciones 6 y 9 %, la blandura en 9 %, y el sabor en el control (0 %, seguido de 3 %. Algunos consumidores hicieron asociaciones de sabor a carne de pollo, mariscos y hervidos de pollo.

  12. Estudo da emissão de raios infravermelho próximo em processos de soldagem a arco Study of near-infrared emission on processes of arc welding

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    Carolina Pimenta Mota

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O estudo de boa parte dos fenômenos envolvidos no processo de soldagem necessita de auxílio visual e a luminosidade emitida pelo arco pode representar uma grande barreira. Uma das formas utilizadas atualmente para se obter a visualização do processo, sem a interferência do arco, consiste em iluminar o processo com o infravermelho próximo e utilizar filtros durante a aquisição das imagens. Assim, é importante investigar o comportamento do arco de soldagem em relação à sua emissão luminosa no espectro infravermelho. Desta forma, a proposta deste trabalho foi a realização de um estudo comparativo entre a emissão do arco de soldagem de radiação infravermelha próxima em dois processos largamente utilizados, TIG e MIG/MAG, focando também sua influência por parâmetros como a corrente de soldagem e a proteção gasosa utilizada. Com o uso de um sensor de luminosidade e a utilização de um sistema de lentes ópticas, foram realizados experimentos, adquirindo o espectro luminoso emitido pelo arco voltaico. Através dos resultados obtidos, ou seja, do valor numérico de energia luminosa do arco de soldagem (integração do espectro é possível se obter, com a utilização desta mesma metodologia, a energia luminosa no infravermelho próximo e, consequentemente, a intensidade luminosa, necessária para a sobreposição do arco durante a aquisição de imagens.Most of the phenomenon studied in the welding processes needs a vision system and the arc light emission can create a great barrier. Nowadays, one of the techniques used for visualizing the process, without arc interference, is the illumination of the process with near-infrared laser and the use of optic filters during the image acquisition. Thus, it is important to investigate the welding arc behavior in respect to its light emission within the near-infrared spectrum. Therefore, this work aims to perform a comparative study of the arc near infrared emission in one of the two

  13. Correlação entre tempo para o tratamento cirúrgico e mortalidade em pacientes idosos com fratura da extremidade proximal do fêmur Correlation between time until surgical treatment and mortality among elderly patients with fractures at the proximal end of the femur

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo primário do estudo é analisar a possível associação entre o atraso para a realização do tratamento cirúrgico e mortalidade em pacientes idosos com fratura da extremidade proximal do fêmur. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 269 pacientes com fraturas da extremidade proximal do fêmur (fraturas do colo do fêmur e fraturas intertrocanterianas, tratadas cirurgicamente no Hospital São Paulo - Unifesp-SP, no período de janeiro de 2003 a dezembro de 2007. Foram analisados e comparados com a literatura referente ao assunto os seguintes atributos: sexo, idade, tipo de fratura, classificação da mesma, lado acometido, síntese utilizada, mecanismo de trauma, tempo de internação, tempo para cirurgia, comorbidades associadas, hemograma de entrada, tipo de anestesia, necessidade de transfusão sanguínea, dia da semana e estação do ano da fratura. RESULTADOS: O estudo apresentou correlação entre maior número de comorbidades clínicas, maior tempo de internação e utilização de anestesia geral na cirurgia com maior mortalidade dos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Não houve associação entre tempo para realização da cirurgia e mortalidade.OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to analyze the possible association between delay in receiving surgical treatment and mortality among elderly patients with fractures at the proximal end of the femur. METHODS: 269 patients with fractures at the proximal end of the femur (femur neck and intertrochanteric fractures who were treated surgically at Hospital São Paulo, UNIFESP, São Paulo, between January 2003 and December 2007, were studied. Sex, age, type of fracture, classification of the fracture, affected side, synthesis used, trauma mechanism, length of hospitalization, length of surgery, associated comorbidities, hemogram at admission, type of anesthesia, need for blood transfusion, day of the week and season of the year of the fracture were analyzed and compared with the literature

  14. Kinetics of drying of basil leaves (Ocimum basilicum L. in the infrared Cinética de secagem de folhas de manjericão (Ocimum basilicum L. via infravermelho

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    Renata C. dos Reis

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    Full Text Available The objective of this paper was to model the drying curves of the leaves of basil (Ocimum basilicum L. in the infrared at temperatures of 50, 60, 70 and 80 ºC and to evaluate the influence of drying temperature on the color of dried leaves. Drying was conducted in infrared dryer with temperature and greenhouse air circulation. Experimental data were fitted to eight mathematical models. The magnitude of the coefficient of determination (R², the mean relative error (P, the estimated mean error (SE and chisquare test (χ2 were used to verify the degree of fitness of the models. From the study it was concluded that: a the behavior of the drying curves of basil leaves was similar to most agricultural products, the drying times in the infrared were less than the drying times in an oven with air circulation, b the mathematical drying model proposed by Midilli et al. (2002 was the one which best adjusted to the experimental data, c the diffusion coefficient ranged from 9.10 x 10-12 to 2.92 x 10-11 m² s-1 and d the color of the samples was highly influenced by drying, becoming darker due to loss of chlorophyll with increasing temperature.Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, determinar, modelar as curvas de secagem das folhas de Manjericão (Ocimum basilicum L. por infravermelho nas temperaturas de 50, 60, 70 e 80 ºC e avaliar a influência das temperaturas de secagem na cor das folhas desidratadas. A secagem foi conduzida em secador infravermelho com controle de temperatura e em estufa com circulação de ar. Aos dados experimentais foram ajustados oito modelos matemáticos. As magnitudes do coeficiente de determinação (R², do erro médio relativo (P, do erro médio estimado (SE e do teste do qui-quadrado (χ² foram utilizadas para verificar o grau de ajuste dos modelos. Do estudo concluiu-se que: a o comportamento das curva s de secagem das folhas de manjericão foi semelhante ao da maioria dos produtos agrícolas; os tempos de secagem no infravermelho

  15. Aplicação da Termografia por Infravermelho para Titulações Termométricas

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    Adilson Ben da Costa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to demonstrate the potential of the use the infrared thermography for monitoring chemical reactions. In this study a camera in the infrared was used to temperature monitoring in neutralization reactions, presenting satisfactory results to thermometric titration and determination the heat (enthalpy of neutralization. Besides of temperature results, the camera produces a record of all the procedure used, which can be extracted thermal images for further analysis. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17807/orbital.v7i2.682

  16. Avaliação da influência do infravermelho e da diatermia por microondas associados ao alongamento passivo no encurtamento dos músculos isquiotibiais - doi:10.5102/ucs.v5i1.416

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    Aline Simões Alencastro

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available A diatermia por microondas é uma modalidade de aquecimento profundo, e a radiação infravermelha aquece praticamente a epiderme. Em algumas práticas clínicas, para se obter um maior ganho da flexibilidade usam-se técnicas de alongamento associadas ao calor. Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a influência e as diferenças na utilização dos recursos térmicos de calor profundo e superficial na flexibilidade da musculatura isquiotibial. Dezenove estudantes do Curso de Fisioterapia do Centro Universitário de Brasília foram distribuídos de forma aleatória em três grupos distintos: GC (alongamento muscular passivo, GCS (infravermelho associado ao alongamento passivo e GCP (diatermia por microondas associada ao alongamento. Os resultados foram obtidos através da analise do ângulo poplíteo antes e depois de cada intervenção, relacionando o recurso com o alongamento. Concluiu-se que a aplicação da termoterapia profunda ou superficial auxilia no alongamento da musculatura isquiotibial

  17. Espectro Vibracional no Infravermelho Próximo dos Polímeros Poliestireno, Poli(Metacrilato de Metila e Policarbonato Near-Infrared Spectra of Polystyrene, Poly(Methyl Methacrylate and Polycarbonate

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    Sérgio C. de Araújo

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Os espectros no infravermelho próximo (NIR dos polímeros amorfos poliestireno (PS, poli(metacrilato de metila (PMMA e policarbonato (PC foram estudados. A tentativa de atribuição das bandas harmônicas e de combinação dos modos vibracionais do PS, PMMA e PC foi realizada baseando-se na teoria de modos locais e pelo uso do método matemático de ajuste de curvas. A correção de anarmonicidade e freqüência mecânica foi determinada em um gráfico de Birge-Sponer. Uma correção de anarmonicidade de 57 e 58 cm-1 foi obtida para os modos de estiramento dos grupos CH2 e CH do PS; 59 e 9 cm-1 para os modos de estiramento dos grupos CH3 e CO do PMMA e 53, 59 e 10 cm-1 para os modos de estiramento dos grupos CH, CH3 e CO do PC, respectivamente.The near-infrared (NIR spectra of the amorphous polymers polystyrene (PS, poly(methyl methacrylate (PMMA, and polycarbonate (PC have been studied. The tentative assignment of the overtone and combination frequencies is made using the curve fitting calculations and the local mode theory. Anharmonicity correction and mechanical frequency were determined from a Birge-Sponer plot. A tentative assignment of stretch overtone frequency of CH2 and CH functional groups of PS; CH3 and CO functional groups of PMMA and CH, CH3 and CO functional groups of PC has been made. An anharmonicity correction of 57 and 58 cm-1 was obtained for CH2 and CH stretch modes of PS; 59 and 9 cm-1 for CH3 and CO stretch modes of PMMA and 53, 59 and 10 cm-1 for CH, CH3 and CO stretch modes of PC, respectively.

  18. Osteotomia valgizante subtrocantérica do fêmur proximal para o tratamento da não consolidação das fraturas transtrocanterianas Proximal femural valgus subtrochanteric osteotomy for non union of trochanteric fractures

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    Paulo Silva

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a consolidação de pseudoartrose transtrocanteriana tratada com osteotomia de valgização subtrocantérica. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de série de casos. No período de setembro de 1998 a janeiro de 2009 foram reoperados no Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia do Hospital Geral de Goiânia (HGG, pelo grupo de quadril, 17 pacientes com diagnóstico de não consolidação de fratura transtrocanteriana. Apresentavam dor no local da fratura, ângulo de varismo do fêmur menor ou igual a 120° e não consolidação da fratura no terceiro mês do primeiro pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: Pacientes com idade variando entre 30 e 73 anos, com seguimento máximo de nove anos e mínimo de um ano. O tempo médio entre a primeira cirurgia e a osteotomia de correção foi de seis meses. A consolidação foi evidenciada em 16 pacientes. A média de consolidação foi de 12 semanas de pós-operatório. O ângulo de varização pré-operatório do quadril foi calculado e sua média foi de 105 º de varo, sendo o maior 120 º e o menor 90 º. O ângulo da valgização pós-operatório foi calculado e sua média foi de 144 º de valgo, sendo o maior de 155 º e o menor de 135 º. Tivemos um caso de insucesso: paciente de 78 anos, que realizou a osteotomia, fixada com DHS de 150 º, com valgização para 154 º, após seis meses de acompanhamento sem consolidação da fratura, foi optado por uma artroplastia total de quadril cimentada, sem intercorrências. CONCLUSÃO: As osteotomias valgizantes subtrocantéricas podem ser indicadas para o tratamento das pseudoartroses em fraturas transtrocantéricas, com bons resultados finais de consolidação, evitando a substituição protética e mantendo uma fixação biológica, além de restabelecer o eixo mecânico e anatômico do membro acometido.OBJECTIVES: to evaluate valgus subtrochanteric osteotomy for the treatment of trochanteric non-union. METHODS: A retrospective study of cases series. From

  19. Espectroscopia de infravermelho na determinação da textura do solo

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    Full Text Available A aplicação de técnicas espectroscópicas que utilizam a radiação infravermelha (NIRS-Near Infrared Spectroscopy e DRIFTS-Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transformed Spectroscopy na análise inorgânica do solo tem sido proposta desde a década de 1970, mas até os dias atuais são raros os métodos implementados rotineiramente no Brasil. Isso deve-se à dificuldade em construir modelos de calibração, por meio de métodos estatísticos multivariados, utilizando-se amostras reais de solo, de constituição complexa, que varia geograficamente e de acordo com o manejo. Por isso, os objetivos deste trabalho foram construir modelos de calibração em NIRS e DRIFTS para a quantificação das frações de argila e areia, em amostras de solos de classes diferentes - Latossolo Vermelho (predominante, Nitossolo, Argissolo Vermelho e Neossolo Quartzarênico - e avaliar qual dessas duas técnicas é mais adequada para essa finalidade, assim como a interferência do agrupamento de amostras e da seleção de variáveis espectrais na qualidade desses modelos. Para isso, valores de referência obtidos pelo método do densímetro, método largamente utilizado nos laboratórios de análise de solo, foram correlacionados com valores de absorbância em NIRS e DRIFTS pela ferramenta estatística PLS (Partial Least Squares, obtendo-se altos coeficientes de determinação (R², de 0,95, 0,90 e 0,91 para argila, silte e areia, respectivamente, na validação externa. Isso confirma a aplicabilidade das técnicas espectroscópicas na análise granulométrica do solo para fins agrícolas. O agrupamento das amostras segundo a localização e a seleção de variáveis espectrais pouco influenciou na qualidade dos modelos. A técnica espectroscópica mais indicada para essa finalidade foi a DRIFTS.

  20. Proximal renal tubular acidosis

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    Renal tubular acidosis - proximal; Type II RTA; RTA - proximal; Renal tubular acidosis type II ... by alkaline substances, mainly bicarbonate. Proximal renal tubular acidosis (Type II RTA) occurs when bicarbonate is not ...

  1. Variação térmica da câmara pulpar e do gel clareador bloqueador de infravermelho ativado com lâmpada halógena = Temperature changes of pulpal chamber and infrared-blocking bleaching gel activated with halogen light

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    Torres, Carlos Rocha Gomes

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar a temperatura da câmara pulpar (CP e do gel clareador bloqueador de infravermelho na superfície dental (SUP, durante a ativação com fotopolimerizadores com lâmpadas halógenas que emitem radiação na faixa do infravermelho (IV. Metodologia: Os géis clareadores Whiteness HP Maxx (com bloqueador de IV – MX e Whiteness HP (controle – CON foram aplicados em 10 incisivos centrais superiores. A ativação com luz foi realizada com os fotopolimerizadores (FP Optilight (600mW/cm2, OP e Jet Lite (1200mW/cm2, JL, sendo quatro ativações de 40s, sem intervalo (total de 3min e 20s. As temperaturas foram aferidas a cada 40s com um termômetro digital com dois termopares tipo K, um no interior da CP e outro na superfície dental (SUP. Os dados foram analisados com ANOVA a 3 fatores (tipo de gel – TG, FP e tempo de ativação e teste de Tukey. Resultados: Houve efeito significativo de TG e FP e para a interação FP/TG. As médias (DP (em graus Celsius foram: PC: [GT={MX-6,38(3,25a, CON-7,70(2,91b}, FC={OP- 5,51(2,54a, JL-8,56(2,93b}]; SUR: [GT={CON-9,85(3,89a, MX-14,21(7,76b}, FC={OP-7,32(2,50a, JL-16,74(5,82b}]. Conclusões: O gel bloqueador de IV resultou em menor aquecimento da CP e maior aquecimento do gel que o controle. O FP Jet Lite promoveu maior aquecimento que o Optilight

  2. Aplicação de análise multivariada aos dados de espectroscopia no infravermelho obtidos na polimerização in situ de adesivo à base de cianoacrilato Multivariate analyses on FT-IR data of polymerization in situ of cyanoacrylate adhesive

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    Francisco A. A. Miranda

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    Full Text Available A polimerização de adesivo à base de cianoacrilato foi acompanhada por FT-IR durante 30 minutos. A aplicação das técnicas de estatística multivariada (análise de agrupamento hierárquico e a análise dos componentes principais aos espectros de infravermelho, permitiram uma melhor identificação das diferenças espectrais entre monômero e polímero e possibilitou, também, inferir que a quantidade de monômero e do mero no polímero se eqüivalem com seis minutos de polimerização. A técnica de infravermelho mostrou-se uma ferramenta adequada para o acompanhamento da cinética de reação de adesivo à base de cianoacrilato, que torna-se ainda mais eficiente quando associada às técnicas de estatística multivariada.The polymerization of a cyanoacrylate adhesive was accompanied by FT-IR during 30 minutes. The application of multivariate statistics techniques (Hierarchical Clusters Analyses and Principal Components on infrared spectra allowed a better identification of spectral differences between monomer and polymer and also permitted to infer that the quantity of monomer and of mer of the polymer are equal in six minutes polymerization (half-life. The infrared technique appeared as an apropriate tool for observing the kinetics of cyanoacrylate adhesive reaction, which becomes even more efficient when associated to multivariate statistics techniques.

  3. Fotometria de grupos compactos de galáxias no infravermelho próximo

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    Brasileiro, F.; Mendes de Oliveira, C.

    2003-08-01

    Apresentamos medidas nas bandas J, H e K de cerca de 90 galáxias em 34 grupos compactos. Através da combinação dos novos dados, com dados obtidos na literatura para a banda B, investigamos como as luminosidades, cores, tamanhos e massas das galáxias em grupos compactos foram afetadas por processos dinâmicos, e como essas diferem de galáxias em ambientes menos densos. Uma comparação dos novos valores obtidos com aqueles listados no catálogo 2MASS, mostram que para 50 galáxias estudadas em comum, as diferenças nas magnitudes J, H e K estão dentro dos erros fotométricos. Através da construção dos diagramas de cor (J-H x H-K e B-H x J-K), percebemos que as galáxias em grupos compactos ocupam posições no diagrama diferentes das posições de galáxias em campo ou em aglomerados, sendo mais parecidas com as posições ocupadas por galáxias HII, ou com excesso de poeira, acreditamos que tal deslocamento é derivado do aumento da taxa de formação estelar.

  4. Ensaio experimental para tratamento cirúrgico das fraturas transversas da falange proximal - Técnica com parafuso intramedular cônico de compressão versus placa de compressão lateral

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    Daniel Schneider Ibanez

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    Full Text Available resumo Objetivo: Comparar os parâmetros mecânicos entre dois métodos de estabilização por com pressão: placa de compressão axial de 1,5 mm com o parafuso cônico de compressão usado como tutor intramedular. Métodos: Foram usados modelos de poliuretano (Sawbone(r que simulam a fratura da falange proximal transversa, divididos em três grupos (placa lateral, parafuso cônico, sem implante. Resultados: Há necessidade de uma maior força para resultar na fadiga da síntese com para fuso intramedular. Comprova-se, assim, a supremacia mecânica desse sobre o modelo com a placa lateral. Conclusão: A estabilização com o parafuso Acutrak(r, no tratamento das fraturas no modelo adotado neste ensaio, apresenta resultados mecânicos superiores e estatisticamente sig nificativos em comparacão com a técnica de compressão axial com o uso da placa lateral (Aptus Hand (r.

  5. Effects of the proximity from an industrial plant on fish assemblages in the rio Paraíba do Sul, southeastern Brazil

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    Benjamin Carvalho Teixeira Pinto

    Full Text Available This work aims to analyze changes in the fish assemblages along a longitudinal reaches of the rio Paraíba do Sul, one of the most used Brazilian aquatic systems, to assess the river "health" and to identify eventual recovery trends. Standardized monthly samplings were carried out at six sites, from October 1997 to September 1999, using casting, sieves, seine and gill nets. Three zones were searched: upstream (Z I, downstream (Z III and nearby the source of pollution (Z II. Three univariate distribution methods were used: ABC (abundance-biomass curves, K-dominance curves, and geometric class's distribution. Additionally, cluster analysis was applied to detect eventual patterns. The ABC and K-dominance curves showed Z II with evident indication of stress in both yearly cycles, followed by Z III and Z I. Few rare species and absence of common species in Z I, presence of common and abundant species, mainly opportunist, in Z II, and the highest number of rare species in Z III, was the overall pattern showed by geometric class. Number of fish was higher at Z II, while number of species did no change significantly among zones. Cluster analysis separate Z II samples from Z I and III. All the three univariate methods showed evident signals of stress at Z II, which showed indication of organic enrichment as expressed in the high abundance of common species, although physicochemical variables (ammonia, nitrogen, total phosphorous and DBO have increased slightly from Z1 to Z III. A lesser stress condition was shown at the downstream zone (Z III, indicating the river recovery capacity. The use of biological indicators in this study proved to be a better tool to assess non-point sources pollution when compared to traditional physicochemical measurements.

  6. Análise exploratória de adoçantes de mesa via espectroscopia no infravermelho (FTIR e análise por componentes principais (ACP Exploratory analysis of commercial sweeteners by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR and principal component analysis (PCA

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    Adriana Tozetto

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos vinte anos, o consumo de alimentos diet e light tem aumentado sistematicamente, o que tem propiciado o constante desenvolvimento de produtos desse gênero. Grande ênfase tem sido dada àqueles produtos que substituem sacarose por edulcorantes de baixos conteúdos calóricos ou não calóricos. Seguindo esta tendência, adoçantes de mesa têm sido desenvolvidos variando-se amplamente o veículo e o tipo de edulcorante empregado. Neste trabalho, a análise de componentes principais associada à espectroscopia na região do infravermelho médio foi utilizada com sucesso para diferenciar os veículos empregados na produção destes adoçantes, sendo que esta metodologia quimiométrica reduziu o espaço dimensional para dois fatores, explicando cerca de 82-% da variância total dos dados. As variáveis responsáveis por esta discriminação estão localizadas na região da impressão digital do espectro de infravermelho (752,2 a 1284,5 cm-1. A análise exploratória mostrou-se útil para a visualização destes dados, gerando informações semiquantitativas para os adoçantes constituídos por lactose/aspartame, observações que seriam dificilmente visualizadas sem o recurso quimiométrico aplicado.In the last twenty years, the consumption of diet and light foods has grown steadily, leading to the constant development of such products. Much emphasis has been placed on products that replace sucrose with sweeteners of low or zero calorie content. The development of new commercial sweeteners illustrates this tendency. In this work, principal component analysis and infrared spectroscopy were used to successfully differentiate the vehicles (mediums employed in the production of sweeteners. This chemometric methodology reduced the dimensional space to two factors, accounting for 82% of the total variance of the data. The variables responsible for this discrimination were localized in the fingerprint region of the infrared spectrum (752.2 to

  7. ESTÁNDARES MÉTRICOS Y VARIABILIDAD EN FALANGES PROXIMALES DE CAMÉLIDOS SUDAMÉRICANOS. SU IMPORTANCIA COMO CONJUNTO COMPARATIVO PARA INTERPRETACIONES EN ARQUEOLOGÍA / Metric standards and variability in South American camelids proximal phalanges

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    Andrés D. Izeta

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Las medidas obtenidas a partir de huesos del esqueleto apendicular de camélidos sudamericanos han sido utilizadas en los últimos años como insumo básico para interpretar distintos aspectos relacionados con su asignación especifica, manejo de rebaños y estrategias económicas, entre otros. La forma y el tamaño de los huesos han sido interpretados como el resultado de distintas fuerzas asociadas a distintos tipos de restricciones ambientales o modificaciones producto del manejo humano. Esto es de gran importancia a la hora de interpretar la historia de la relación humano-camélido, dado que el registro material obtenido en depósitos arqueológicos posee variados restos a través de los cuales se pueden reconstruir diversas situaciones ocurridas en el pasado, tanto a nivel de paleo-economías o paleoambientes. Gran parte de estas interpretaciones se han basado en escasas medidas de estándares moderno. Por ello, este trabajo tiene como objetivo presentar datos métricos obtenidos de individuos contemporáneos de camélidos sudamericanos y que han sido considerados relevantes para su uso como material comparativo. Con esto se intenta evaluar desde una mirada crítica el uso de estándares locales y no locales para la asignación específica de muestras arqueológicas. Con el fin de evaluar la variabilidad en la forma y el tamaño de las primeras falanges se aplica el Análisis de Componente Principal y de Conglomerados (UPGMA. Para ello se toman en cuenta diferencias de tamaño, forma y procedencia geográfica con el fin de observar el peso aportado por cada variable en la conformación de esta muestra. Como resultado se concluye que el uso de ambas técnicas más la procedencia geográfica de las muestras modernas permite una definición por especie de grano más fino.   Palabras clave: camélidos sudamericanos, osteometría, esqueleto postcraneal, falange proximal, variabilidad, estándares comparativos.   Abstract The measurements

  8. Proximal Biceps Tendonitis

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    ... tendons that attach the top of the biceps muscle to the shoulder are the proximal tendons . There are two proximal ... ll want to do exercises that strengthen the muscles of your shoulder and upper arm. Strong muscles will keep the ...

  9. Prediction of bovine milk true protein content by mid-infrared spectroscopy Estimativa do teor de proteína verdadeira do leite bovino por espectroscopia na região do infravermelho médio

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    Bruno Garcia Botaro

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to estimate the concentration of milk true protein (TP by mid-infrared absorbance method (MIR in samples from bulk tank of dairy herds, and to determine the correlation between the results of TP of milk determined by Kjeldahl and MIR. Forty nine dairy herds were selected (17 Holstein, 6 Jersey and 26 Girolando for monthly collections of samples from bulk tanks during the period of one year (284 samples. Fat, lactose, crude protein and total solids were firstly determined by MIR, and then analyzed for total and true protein by Kjeldahl method. The regression equation to estimate TP contents based on MIR crude protein determination was as follows: TP=0.0021+(1.0104xCP, where: TP is the content of true protein, CP is the crude protein content determined by the MIR method, and 0.0155 is the model error term.O objetivo deste estudo foi estimar o teor de proteína verdadeira (PV do leite por meio de metodologia de espectroscopia na região do infravermelho médio (IVM, em amostras de tanque de rebanhos leiteiros comerciais, e determinar a correlação entre os resultados de proteína verdadeira do leite determinados pelo método de Kjeldahl e por IVM. Foram selecionados 49 rebanhos leiteiros (17 da raça Holandesa, seis da raça Jersey e 26 da raça Girolando para coletas mensais de amostras de leite de tanque durante o período de um ano, totalizando 284 amostras analisadas. As amostras de leite foram analisadas inicialmente em relação aos teores de gordura, lactose, proteína bruta e sólidos totais por IVM, sendo em seguida analisadas quanto ao teor de PB e PV pelo método de Kjeldahl. A equação de regressão para estimativa do teor de PV com base nos teores de proteína bruta foi a seguinte: PV=0,0021+(1,0104xPB; em que: PV é o teor de proteína verdadeira estimado; PB é o teor de proteína bruta pelo método IVM e 0,0155 é o erro apresentado pelo modelo.

  10. Proximal Probes Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Proximal Probes Facility consists of laboratories for microscopy, spectroscopy, and probing of nanostructured materials and their functional properties. At the...

  11. Nanocompósitos de polipropileno e argila organofílica: difração de raio X, espectroscopia de absorção na região do infravermelho e permeação ao vapor d'água Nanocomposites of polypropylene and organophilic clay: X ray diffraction, absorption infrared spectroscopy with fourier transform and water vapor permeation

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    Fernanda C. Morelli

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foram preparados nanocompósitos de polipropileno, polipropileno graftizado com anidrido maleico como agente compatibilizante e argila organofílica comercial (montmorilonita de codinome Cloisite 20A em concentrações de 1,5, 2,5, 5,0 e 7,5% por meio da técnica de intercalação no estado fundido utilizando extrusora de dupla rosca. Os materiais obtidos foram caracterizados por difração de raio X, espectroscopia de absorção na região do infravermelho com transformada de Fourier e análise da permeaç��o ao vapor d'água. Os resultados de difração de raio X e da espectroscopia de absorção na região do infravermelho indicaram a formação de nanocompósitos com estruturas provavelmente esfoliadas e/ou intercaladas para as concentrações de 1,5 e 2,5% de argila organofílica, e proporcionaram uma acentuada diminuição da permeabilidade, corroborando com as demais análises.In this work nanocomposites were prepared from polypropylene, graft polypropylene with maleic anhydride as compatibilizer and organophilic montmorillonite Cloisite 20A with concentrations of 1.5, 2.5, 5.0 and 7.5% clay. The mixture was made in the melt state using a twin screw extruder. The materials were characterized by X ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy with Fourier transform and analysis of water vapor permeation. The results of X ray diffraction and absorption infrared spectroscopy indicates the formation of nanocomposites with structures probably exfoliate and / or intercalated for concentrations of 1.5 and 2.5% clay, and provided a marked decrease in the water permeability, corroborating with other analyses.

  12. Análisis numérico comparativo de fijadores para el tratamiento de fracturas proximales del fémur // Comparative numerical analysis of fixers for the treatment of proximal fractures of the femur

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    Jorge Bosch-Cabrera

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available ResumenMúltiples son los dispositivos utilizados para lograr la consolidación de las fracturas proximales delfémur, algunos sufren roturas antes de ser retirados del paciente, ocasionando nuevascomplicaciones al mismo. En esta investigación se presentan los resultados del análisis numéricorealizado a un fijador interno del tipo placa DHS (Dinámic Hip Screw y a un fijador externomonolateral con tornillo cefálico RALCA (Rodrigo Álvarez Cambras, con el propósito de determinarel comportamiento del estado tensional-deformacional de ambos dispositivos durante laconsolidación ósea de fracturas proximales de cadera, bajo la marcha monopodal del paciente. Parala modelación geométrica de los dispositivos en cuestión se empleó el paquete de diseño en 3DSolidWorks y la simulación numérica se realizó con el empleo del paquete de análisis por elementosfinitos Cosmos/Works. Los resultados muestran valores inferiores de las tensiones máximas en elfijador externo en comparación con las tensiones que surgen en la placa dinámica bajo la acción delas cargas actuantes en los modelos, por lo que se concluye que el primero posee mejorescaracterísticas resistivas, siendo recomendable su uso en pacientes de mayor peso corporal o quepodrían realizar actividades físicas más activas durante su recuperación postoperatoria.Palabras claves: elementos finitos, biomecánica, osteosíntesis, fractura de cadera.____________________________________________________________________________AbstractMultiple are devices used to achieve the consolidation of proximal femur fractures, some sufferingbreakage before being removed from the patient, causing new complications to them. This researchpresents the results of the numerical analysis made to an internal fixer type plate DHS (Dinámic HipScrew, and to a monolateral external fixer with RALCA (Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras head screw, withthe purpose of determining the behavior of the tensional

  13. Proximal humerus fractures.

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    Price, Matthew C; Horn, Pamela L; Latshaw, James C

    2013-01-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are among the most common fractures associated with osteoporosis. With an aging population, incidence of these fractures will only increase. The proximal humerus not only forms the lateral portion of the shoulder articulation but also has significant associations with musculoskeletal and neurovascular structures. As a result, fractures of the proximal humerus can significantly impact not only the function of the shoulder joint, but the health and function of the entire upper extremity as well. Understanding of these fractures, the management options, and associated nursing care, can help reduce morbidity rate and improve functional outcomes.

  14. Coal - proximate analysis

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    This Standard establishes a practice for the proximate analysis of coal, that is, the coal is analysed for the content of moisture, ash and volatile matter; fixed carbon is calculated. The standard provides a basis for the comparison of coals.

  15. Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency

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    2008-01-01

    Proximal focal femoral deficiency (PFFD) is a developmental disorder of the proximal segment of thefemur and of acetabulum resulting in shortening of the affected limb and impairment of the function. It isa spectrum of congenital osseous anomalies characterized by a deficiency in the structure of the proximalfemur. The diagnosis is often made by radiological evaluation which includes identification and descriptionof PFFD and evaluation of associated limb anomalies by plain radiographs. Contra...

  16. Neighborhoods and manageable proximity

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    Stavros Stavrides

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The theatricality of urban encounters is above all a theatricality of distances which allow for the encounter. The absolute “strangeness” of the crowd (Simmel 1997: 74 expressed, in its purest form, in the absolute proximity of a crowded subway train, does not generally allow for any movements of approach, but only for nervous hostile reactions and submissive hypnotic gestures. Neither forced intersections in the course of pedestrians or vehicles, nor the instantaneous crossing of distances by the technology of live broadcasting and remote control give birth to places of encounter. In the forced proximity of the metropolitan crowd which haunted the city of the 19th and 20th century, as well as in the forced proximity of the tele-presence which haunts the dystopic prospect of the future “omnipolis” (Virilio 1997: 74, the necessary distance, which is the stage of an encounter between different instances of otherness, is dissipated.

  17. Atrofia muscular proximal familiar

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    José Antonio Levy

    1962-09-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam dois casos de atrofia muscular proximal familiar, moléstia caracterizada por déficit motor e atrofias musculares de distribuição proximal, secundárias a lesão de neurônios periféricos. Assim, como em outros casos descritos na literatura, foi feito inicialmente o diagnóstico de distrofia muscular progressiva. O diagnóstico correto foi conseguido com auxílio da eletromiografia e da biopsia muscular.

  18. Proximity and IPO Underpricing

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    Nielsson, Ulf; Wójcik, Dariusz

    2016-01-01

    This paper analyses the relationship between issuers' location and IPO underpricing in the U.S. from 1986 to 2014. Issuers headquartered in rural areas are associated with lower underpricing compared to urban firms. This finding is consistent with strong local bias in rural areas accompanied...... by superior local information, which associates with more accurate pricing and less money left on the table. The paper further finds that refined measures of local bias, such as proximity to finance professionals and density of financial expertise, correlate more with IPO underpricing than proximity to large...

  19. Interpenetrating polymer network membranes for fuel cells: infrared vibrational spectroscopy; Membranes baseadas dm redes polimericas interpenetrantes para celulas a combustivel: estudo por espectroscopia vibracional no infravermelho

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    Loureiro, Felipe A.M.; Rocco, Ana Maria [Grupo de Materiais Condutores e Energia, Escola de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)], e-mail: amrocco@eq.ufrj.br; Pereira, Robson Pacheco [Instituto de Ciencias Exatas, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Volta Redonda, RJ (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    In the present work, proton conductive membranes based on IPN matrices doped with H{sub 3}PO{sub 4} were developed. The characterization by infrared vibrational spectroscopy evidenced the polymerization of DGEBA and the immobilization of PEI chains, originating a structure containing basic sites suitable for proton coordination and conduction. The FTIR characterization evidenced the polymerization of DGEBA in the presence of PEI thus forming Semi-IPN membranes which, after doped with H{sub 3}PO{sub 4}, exhibited conductivity values of 10{sup -4} W{sup -1}cm{sup -1} at room temperature and 10{sup -3} {omega}{sup -1}cm{sup -1} at 80 degree C, as well as a dependency of conductivity with temperature following the Arrhenius model. The activation energy values (14,33 and 12,96 kJ.mol{sup -1}) indicated a proton conduction mechanism predominantly vehicular in the matrices studied under 100% relative humidity. (author)

  20. Steerable Capacitive Proximity Sensor

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    Jenstrom, Del T.; Mcconnell, Robert L.

    1994-01-01

    Steerable capacitive proximity sensor of "capaciflector" type based partly on sensing units described in GSC-13377 and GSC-13475. Position of maximum sensitivity adjusted without moving sensor. Voltage of each driven shield adjusted separately to concentrate sensing electric field more toward one side or other.

  1. Children's proximal societal conditions

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    Stanek, Anja Hvidtfeldt

    2018-01-01

    This article will argue for and unfold the conceptualization of children’s proximal societal conditions. Through out different research project in which children’s everyday life in different day care settings and in schools has been studied, it becomes clear that ‘the societal’ is not something t...

  2. Proximate Analysis of Coal

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    Donahue, Craig J.; Rais, Elizabeth A.

    2009-01-01

    This lab experiment illustrates the use of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) to perform proximate analysis on a series of coal samples of different rank. Peat and coke are also examined. A total of four exercises are described. These are dry exercises as students interpret previously recorded scans. The weight percent moisture, volatile matter,…

  3. Espectroscopia de infravermelho na determinação da textura do solo Infrared spectroscopy in determination of soil texture

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    Tatiana Maris Ferraresi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A aplicação de técnicas espectroscópicas que utilizam a radiação infravermelha (NIRS-Near Infrared Spectroscopy e DRIFTS-Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transformed Spectroscopy na análise inorgânica do solo tem sido proposta desde a década de 1970, mas até os dias atuais são raros os métodos implementados rotineiramente no Brasil. Isso deve-se à dificuldade em construir modelos de calibração, por meio de métodos estatísticos multivariados, utilizando-se amostras reais de solo, de constituição complexa, que varia geograficamente e de acordo com o manejo. Por isso, os objetivos deste trabalho foram construir modelos de calibração em NIRS e DRIFTS para a quantificação das frações de argila e areia, em amostras de solos de classes diferentes - Latossolo Vermelho (predominante, Nitossolo, Argissolo Vermelho e Neossolo Quartzarênico - e avaliar qual dessas duas técnicas é mais adequada para essa finalidade, assim como a interferência do agrupamento de amostras e da seleção de variáveis espectrais na qualidade desses modelos. Para isso, valores de referência obtidos pelo método do densímetro, método largamente utilizado nos laboratórios de análise de solo, foram correlacionados com valores de absorbância em NIRS e DRIFTS pela ferramenta estatística PLS (Partial Least Squares, obtendo-se altos coeficientes de determinação (R², de 0,95, 0,90 e 0,91 para argila, silte e areia, respectivamente, na validação externa. Isso confirma a aplicabilidade das técnicas espectroscópicas na análise granulométrica do solo para fins agrícolas. O agrupamento das amostras segundo a localização e a seleção de variáveis espectrais pouco influenciou na qualidade dos modelos. A técnica espectroscópica mais indicada para essa finalidade foi a DRIFTS.Since the 70s, spectroscopic techniques, especially those with infrared radiation (NIRS -Near Infrared Spectroscopy and DRIFTS - Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transformed

  4. Proximity Networks and Epidemics

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    Toroczkai, Z

    2007-01-01

    Disease spread in most biological populations requires the proximity of agents. In populations where the individuals have spatial mobility, the contact graph is generated by the "collision dynamics" of the agents, and thus the evolution of epidemics couples directly to the spatial dynamics of the population. We first briefly review the properties and the methodology of an agent-based simulation (EPISIMS) to model disease spread in realistic urban dynamic contact networks. Using the data generated by this simulation, we introduce the notion of dynamic proximity networks which takes into account the relevant time scales for disease spread: contact duration, infectivity period and rate of contact creation. This approach promises to be a good candidate for a unified treatment of epidemic types that are driven by agent collision dynamics. In particular, using a simple model, we show that it can can account for the observed qualitative differences between the degree distributions of contact graphs of diseases with ...

  5. Proximate analysis of coal

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    Donahue, C.J.; Rais, E.A. [University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI (USA)

    2009-02-15

    This lab experiment illustrates the use of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) to perform proximate analysis on a series of coal samples of different rank. Peat and coke are also examined. A total of four exercises are described. These are dry exercises as students interpret previously recorded scans. The weight percent moisture, volatile matter, fixed carbon, and ash content are determined for each sample and comparisons are made. Proximate analysis is performed on a coal sample from a local electric utility. From the weight percent sulfur found in the coal (determined by a separate procedure the Eschka method) and the ash content, students calculate the quantity of sulfur dioxide emissions and ash produced annually by a large coal-fired electric power plant.

  6. Proximal femoral fractures

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    Palm, Henrik; Teixidor, Jordi

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In hip fracture surgery, the exact choice of implant often remains somewhat unclear for the individual surgeon, but the growing literature consensus has enabled publication of evidence-based surgical treatment pathways. The aim of this article was to review author pathways and national...... guidelines for hip fracture surgery and discuss a method for future pathway/guideline implementation and evaluation. METHODS: By a PubMed search in March 2015 six studies of surgical treatment pathways covering all types of proximal femoral fractures with publication after 1995 were identified. Also we...... searched the homepages of the national heath authorities and national orthopedic societies in West Europe and found 11 national or regional (in case of no national) guidelines including any type of proximal femoral fracture surgery. RESULTS: Pathway consensus is outspread (internal fixation for un...

  7. Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency

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    Vishal Kalia, Vibhuti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Proximal focal femoral deficiency (PFFD is a developmental disorder of the proximal segment of thefemur and of acetabulum resulting in shortening of the affected limb and impairment of the function. It isa spectrum of congenital osseous anomalies characterized by a deficiency in the structure of the proximalfemur. The diagnosis is often made by radiological evaluation which includes identification and descriptionof PFFD and evaluation of associated limb anomalies by plain radiographs. Contrast arthrography orMagnetic Resonance Imaging is indicated when radiological features are questionable and to disclose thepresence and location of the femoral head and any cartilagenous anlage. The disorder is more commonlyunilateral and is apparent at birth. However, bilateral involvement is rarely seen. Therapy of the disorder isdirected towards satisfactory ambulation and specific treatment depending on the severity of dysplasia.

  8. Uso de espectroscopia no infravermelho médio e cartas de controle multivariadas no monitoramento da qualidade de biodieseis de soja e fritura residual em misturas com diesel

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    Mitsutake, Hery

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    O biodiesel é um combustível de origem renovável, cuja adição de 5% (v/v) ao diesel comercializado no país se tornou obrigatória a partir de 2010. Este combustível pode ser adulterado por diversos produtos mais baratos e até mesmo contaminado em seu transporte e armazenamento. Portanto, neste trabalho o uso de espectroscopia no infravermelho médio (MIR) aliada a cartas de controle multivariadas baseadas no sinal analítico líquido (NAS) foram aplicadas no monitoramento da qualidade de misturas...

  9. Proximal Tibiofibular Joint: An overview

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    Tze Wang Chan

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Proximal tibiofibular joint is a frequently neglected joint which can be a source of lateral knee pain. Open surgery is the current mainstay of surgical management of proximal tibiofibular joint disorders. The proximal tibiofibular arthroscopy allows access to the joint and adjacent important ligamentous structures. This forms the basis of further development of arthroscopic procedures for a variety of pathologies.

  10. Proximate Composition Analysis.

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    The proximate composition of foods includes moisture, ash, lipid, protein and carbohydrate contents. These food components may be of interest in the food industry for product development, quality control (QC) or regulatory purposes. Analyses used may be rapid methods for QC or more accurate but time-consuming official methods. Sample collection and preparation must be considered carefully to ensure analysis of a homogeneous and representative sample, and to obtain accurate results. Estimation methods of moisture content, ash value, crude lipid, total carbohydrates, starch, total free amino acids and total proteins are put together in a lucid manner.

  11. Fratura proximal de tíbia após cirurgia extracapsular para correção de ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial em cão Tibial fracture caused by complications after an extracapsular suture for the repair of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in a dog

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    Jaqueline França dos Santos; Cássio Ricardo Auada Ferrigno; Márcio Poletto Ferreira; Olicies da Cunha; Kelly Cristiane Ito; Vanessa Couto de Magalhães Ferraz; Daniela Fabiana Izquierdo Caquias; Marcos Ishimoto Della Nina; Adriana Valente de Figueiredo; Alexandre Navarro Alves de Souza

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    Ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial (RLCCr) é a afecção ortopédica mais frequente no joelho de cães e a sutura fabelo-tibial é frequentemente utilizada na sua correção. Essa técnica pode estar associada com complicações incisionais, lesão tardia de menisco, edema associado ao material de sutura e infecção. O objetivo desta nota foi relatar a ocorrência de fratura proximal de tíbia em um cão, causada por complicação em sutura fabelo-tibial para correção de RLCCr. Um canino atendido em outro s...

  12. Pulicação de métodos de análise multivariada no controle qualitativo de essências alimentícias empregando espectroscopia no infravermelho médio Using multivariate analysis methods in quality control of food essence by mid-infrared spectroscopy

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    Gilson Augusto Helfer

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho é apresentada uma nova metodologia para a análise qualitativa de essências alimentícias, empregando espectroscopia por reflexão na região do infravermelho médio associada à análise multivariada. Este método apresenta entre suas principais vantagens: a não destruição da amostra e conseqüente não agressão ao ambiente; e a não necessidade de separação prévia dos seus componentes, que resulta em menor tempo de análise e redução de custos. Para tanto, diferentes lotes de amostras de essências alimentícias de baunilha, de leite, de caramelo, de cereja e de morango foram empregadas para a aquisição dos espectros, visando à construção dos modelos e validação do método. Como resultados mais significativos, foi possível observar que o método empregado, não só discrimina as diferentes essências (em função da composição, mas também a origem e uniformidade delas.In the present work a new methodology for the qualitative analysis of food essences is presented, using a mid-infrared spectroscopy associated to the multivaried analysis. This method presents the main advantages: not to destroy the sample, it has a lower cost, it makes the analysis quicker and does not produce residues. Taking this into account, different lots of samples of food essences of vanilla, milk, caramel, cherry and strawberry were used to acquire the specters with the purpose of developing models and validation of the method. Having more significant results, it can be observed that the used method not only discriminates the different essences (due to the composition, but also the origin and uniformity of the same ones.

  13. Determinação de Propriedades Químicas e Anatômicas de Madeira com o Uso da Reflexão Difusa de Infravermelho Próximo Determination of Wood Chemical and Anatomical Properties by Difuse Reflectance of Near Infrared

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    Washington Luiz Esteves Magalhães

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudado o uso da espectroscopia de infravermelho próximo (NIR em conjunto com a regressão por mínimos quadrados parciais (PLS na determinação de propriedades químicas e anatômicas da madeira. As  amostras de madeira de sete espécies de eucaliptos e uma de pinus foram analisadas quanto aos teores de  lignina e extrativos totais, comprimento e largura de fibra, espessura de parede e poder calorífico superior. Os espectros de NIR foram obtidos a partir de amostras  e serragem de madeira. A calibração dos espectros mostrou-se eficiente para uso na predição  das propriedades teor de lignina e espessura de parede, com os coeficientes de correlação acima de 0,9 e 0,8, respectivamente. Obteve-se uma única curva de  calibração do teor de lignina para todas as espécies de  eucaliptos testadas. Outros tratamentos estatísticos  devem ser, ainda, testados para melhorar a predição  das outras propriedades analisadas.
    Near infrared spectroscopy (NIR and partial least square (PLS were used to determine chemical and anatomical wood properties. Solid wood samples from seven eucalyptus and one pine species were  characterized for lignin content, total extractives, fiber length and diameter, cell wall thickness and heat  content. NIR spectra were obtained from wood flour  samples and used to generate calibrations for the  measured chemical and anatomical properties.  Relationships were good for lignin content and cell wall   thickness with coefficients of determination greater than  .9 and 0.8, respectively. The calibrations developed for lignin content had the highest coefficients of determination and show that it is possible to develop  eneral calibration for this important wood property across the tested eucalyptus species. Other  statistical tools should be studied for improvements in  the predictions of the measured properties.

  14. Some properties of fuzzy soft proximity spaces.

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    Demir, İzzettin; Özbakır, Oya Bedre

    2015-01-01

    We study the fuzzy soft proximity spaces in Katsaras's sense. First, we show how a fuzzy soft topology is derived from a fuzzy soft proximity. Also, we define the notion of fuzzy soft δ-neighborhood in the fuzzy soft proximity space which offers an alternative approach to the study of fuzzy soft proximity spaces. Later, we obtain the initial fuzzy soft proximity determined by a family of fuzzy soft proximities. Finally, we investigate relationship between fuzzy soft proximities and proximities.

  15. Some Properties of Fuzzy Soft Proximity Spaces

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    Demir, İzzettin; Özbakır, Oya Bedre

    2015-01-01

    We study the fuzzy soft proximity spaces in Katsaras's sense. First, we show how a fuzzy soft topology is derived from a fuzzy soft proximity. Also, we define the notion of fuzzy soft δ-neighborhood in the fuzzy soft proximity space which offers an alternative approach to the study of fuzzy soft proximity spaces. Later, we obtain the initial fuzzy soft proximity determined by a family of fuzzy soft proximities. Finally, we investigate relationship between fuzzy soft proximities and proximities. PMID:25793224

  16. ESTÁNDARES MÉTRICOS Y VARIABILIDAD EN FALANGES PROXIMALES DE CAMÉLIDOS SUDAMÉRICANOS. SU IMPORTANCIA COMO CONJUNTO COMPARATIVO PARA INTERPRETACIONES EN ARQUEOLOGÍA / Metric standards and variability in South American camelids proximal phalanges

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    Andrés D. Izeta; Clara Otaola; Alejandra Gasco

    2009-01-01

    Las medidas obtenidas a partir de huesos del esqueleto apendicular de camélidos sudamericanos han sido utilizadas en los últimos años como insumo básico para interpretar distintos aspectos relacionados con su asignación especifica, manejo de rebaños y estrategias económicas, entre otros. La forma y el tamaño de los huesos han sido interpretados como el resultado de distintas fuerzas asociadas a distintos tipos de restricciones ambientales o modificaciones producto del manejo humano. Esto es d...

  17. Proximal Biceps Tenodesis

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    Kovack, Thomas J.; Idoine, John D.; Jacob, Paul B.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To (1) better define the anatomy of the proximal shoulder in relation to the long head of the biceps tendon, (2) compare the length-tension relationship of the biceps tendon in the native shoulder with that after arthroscopic and open tenodesis techniques using interference screws, and (3) provide surgical recommendations for both procedures based on study findings. Study Design: Descriptive laboratory study. Methods: Twenty fresh-frozen cadaveric shoulders were dissected for analysis. Initial anatomic measurements involving the proximal long head of the biceps tendon (BT) were made, which included: the labral origin to the superior bicipital groove (LO-SBG), the total tendon length (TTL), the musculotendinous junction (MTJ) to the inferior pectoralis major tendon border, the MTJ to the superior pectoralis major tendon border, and the biceps tendon diameter (BTD) at 2 different tenodesis locations. These same measurements were made again after completing a simulated suprapectoral arthroscopic and open subpectoral tenodesis, both with interference screw fixation. Statistical comparisons were then made between the native anatomy and that after tenodesis, with the goal of assessing the accuracy of re-establishing the normal length-tension relationship of the long head of the BT after simulated arthroscopic suprapectoral and open subpectoral tenodesis with tenodesis screws. Results: For all cadavers, the mean TTL was 104.1 mm. For the arthroscopic suprapectoral technique, the mean LO-SBG was 33.6 mm, and the mean tendon resection length was 12.8 mm in males and 5.0 mm in females. The mean BTD was 6.35 mm at the arthroscopic suprapectoral tenodesis site and 5.75 mm at the open subpectoral tenodesis site. Males were found to have statistically longer TTL and LO-SBG measurements (111.6 vs 96.5 mm [P = .027] and 37.2 vs 30.0 mm [P = .009], respectively). In the native shoulder, the mean distances from the MTJ to the superior and inferior borders of the pectoralis

  18. Generalized Proximal ψ-Contraction Mappings and Best Proximity Points

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    Full Text Available We generalized the notion of proximal contractions of the first and the second kinds and established the best proximity point theorems for these classes. Our results improve and extend recent result of Sadiq Basha (2011 and some authors.

  19. Avaliação do uso de técnicas PIR-G/FT-IR para caracterização de elastômeros Evaluation of PIR-G/FT-IR techniques for characterization of elastomers

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    Sanches,Natália B.; Milton F. Diniz; Tiago B. Reis; Silvana N. Cassu; Rita C. L. Dutra

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    A técnica de pirólise gasosa, em bico de Bunsen, para análise por espectroscopia no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier (PIR-G/FT-IR) foi aplicada a diferentes borrachas, incluindo algumas misturas. Foi observado que é possível diferenciar os tipos de elastômeros por meio de análise de produtos gasosos de pirólise, inclusive aqueles que apresentam espectros IR de pirolisados líquidos similares, como é o caso de CIIR e BIIR, NR/SBR e EPDM/SBR, SBR/BR e SBR.Pyrolysis and infrared spectros...

  20. Fractures of the proximal humerus

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    Brorson, Stig

    2013-01-01

    Fractures of the proximal humerus have been diagnosed and managed since the earliest known surgical texts. For more than four millennia the preferred treatment was forceful traction, closed reduction, and immobilization with linen soaked in combinations of oil, honey, alum, wine, or cerate....... The bandages were further supported by splints made of wood or coarse grass. Healing was expected in forty days. Different fracture patterns have been discussed and classified since Ancient Greece. Current classification of proximal humeral fractures mainly relies on the classifications proposed by Charles......, classification of proximal humeral fractures remains a challenge for the conduct, reporting, and interpretation of clinical trials. The evidence for the benefits of surgery in complex fractures of the proximal humerus is weak. In three systematic reviews I studied the outcome after locking plate osteosynthesis...

  1. The infrastructure of psychological proximity

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    Nickelsen, Niels Christian Mossfeldt

    ). The experience of psychological proximity between patient and nurse is provided through confidence, continuity and the practical set-up. This constitutes an important enactment of skillfulness, which may render telemedicine a convincing health service in the future. Methodology: The study draws on a pilot...... (Langstrup & Winthereik 2008). This study contributes by showing the infrastructure of psychological proximity, which is provided by way of device, confidence, continuity and accountability....

  2. Composição proximal e qualidade da carne de frangos das linhagens Paraíso Pedrês e Pescoço Pelado Physical-chemical characteristics of meat in chickens of the Paraíso Pedrês and Label Rouge lines

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    Peter Bitencourt Faria

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foram avaliadas as características físico-químicas da carne de frangos de duas linhagens (Paraíso Pedrês e Pescoço Pelado criados em sistema semiextensivo, machos e fêmeas, abatidos aos 65, 75, 85 e 95 dias. As características analisadas nos cortes peito e coxa foram umidade, proteína, extrato etéreo, cinzas, cor (CIEL*a*b*, pH final e perda de peso por cocção. As fêmeas da linhagem Paraíso Pedrês apresentaram no peito mais gordura (0,86% em comparação aos machos das linhagens Paraíso Pedrês (0,63% e Pescoço Pelado (0,57%. A coxa das aves da linhagem Pescoço Pelado aos 85 dias apresentou maior umidade e menor porcentagem de gordura em comparação à linhagem Paraíso Pedrês, e aos 95 dias, as fêmeas Paraíso Pedrês apresentaram mais gordura que os machos. A cor amarela (b* no peito foi mais intensa nas aves Pescoço Pelado (6,24 que nas aves Paraíso Pedrês (5,41. Também foi mais intensa nas fêmeas (6,47 que nos machos (5,18. A cor da coxa nas aves Pescoço Pelado foi mais amarelada aos 95 dias (6,87 que aos 85 dias (5,90. Aves da linhagem Pescoço Pelado podem fornecer cortes mais magros, no caso dos machos, e com coloração mais amarelada, no caso das fêmeas, que aves da linhagem Pescoço Pelado.The objective of this study was to evaluate the physical and chemical characteristics of chicken meat from two lines (Paraíso Pedrês or Label Rouge and Pescoço Pelado, raised in a semi-extensive system, and slaughtered at 65, 75, 85 and 95 days of age. The variables assessed in the breast and leg of experimental animals were moisture, protein, fat, ashes, objective colour (CIEL*a*b* system, final pH and cooking loss. The breast of Paraíso Pedrês females showed a higher fat content (0.86% than in males of the Paraíso Pedrês (0.63% or Pescoço Pelado (0.57% lines. In the leg, Pescoço Pelado chicken slaughtered at 85 days showed higher moisture and lower fat than the Paraíso Pedrês line, while Para

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    Phytochemistry and proximate composition of ginger ( Zingiber officinale ) ... steroids, flavonoids and terpenoids were present, while reducing sugars, tannins, oils and ... proximate analysis, Zingiberaceae, zingerone, methanolic extraction

  4. Predição da composição química do sorgo pela técnica de espectroscopia de reflectância no infravermelho próximo Prediction of sorghum chemical composition by near infrared spectroscopy technique

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    E.O.S. Saliba

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    Full Text Available Determinou-se a composição química do sorgo pela espectroscopia de reflectância no infravermelho próximo (NIRS, comparando-a com os dados obtidos pelas análises convencionais de laboratório. Foram utilizadas 132 amostras de quatro variedades de sorgo: AG212 (porte alto, AG 2002 (porte alto, AG 2005 (duplo propósito e AG 213 (porte alto. Com o intuito de se obter uma curva ampla, todas as amostras foram agrupadas compondo uma curva denominada sorgo in natura. As variáveis avaliadas foram carboidratos solúveis (CHO sol, fibra detergente neutro (FDN, fibra detergente ácido (FDA, proteína bruta (PB, matéria seca (MS e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS. Utilizou-se o tratamento de absorbância e foram encontrados os seguintes coeficientes de determinação (%: CHO sol = 98,7, FDN = 96,4, FDA = 98,1, PB = 99,5, MS = 95,8 e DIVMS = 93,1. A calibração foi boa (baixo erro de calibração e alto coeficiente de determinação para o tratamento de absorbância.The study aimed to evaluate the near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS technique potential for predicting the chemical composition of sorghum. One hundred thirty two samples of four sorghum hybrids: AG212 (tall size, AG2002 (tall size, AG 2005 (dual purpose and AG213 (tall size were used in the analyses. The chemical composition was evaluated for the following fractions: dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD and carboydrates (CHO. The coefficients of determination (R² for the fractions DM, CP, NDF, ADF, IVDMD and CHO were: 95.8, 99.5, 96.4, 98.1, 93.1 and 98.7%, respectively. Low sec-error and high coefficient of determination were observed for the absorbance treatment.

  5. Fratura proximal de tíbia após cirurgia extracapsular para correção de ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial em cão Tibial fracture caused by complications after an extracapsular suture for the repair of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in a dog

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    Jaqueline França dos Santos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Ruptura de ligamento cruzado cranial (RLCCr é a afecção ortopédica mais frequente no joelho de cães e a sutura fabelo-tibial é frequentemente utilizada na sua correção. Essa técnica pode estar associada com complicações incisionais, lesão tardia de menisco, edema associado ao material de sutura e infecção. O objetivo desta nota foi relatar a ocorrência de fratura proximal de tíbia em um cão, causada por complicação em sutura fabelo-tibial para correção de RLCCr. Um canino atendido em outro serviço foi submetido à osteossíntese com placa 2,0mm para correção de complicação em técnica extra-capsular, na qual houve fratura da tíbia na região do orifício criado para confecção da sutura fabelo-tibial. Houve falha dos implantes e a placa foi removida. A fratura foi estabilizada com fixador esquelético externo circular, sendo constatada, após 120 dias, consolidação.Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR is one of the most common orthopedic diseases in dogs and extracapsular suture with nylon is often used for its correction. This technique may be associated with incisional complications, post-surgical meniscus injury, swelling associated with suture material and infection. The objective of this study is to report a tibial fracture in a dog, caused by complications after an extracapsular suture for the repair of CCLR. An adult dog, which suffered a tibial fracture after an extracapsular fixation for a CCLR, underwent surgery for the fixation of the fracture with a 2.0mm plate, by a referring veterinarian, but the implant failed. The plate was removed and the fracture was stabilized with a circular fixator. Bone consolidation was observed after 120 days.

  6. Effects of the use of MIG3 bioceramics fabrics use - long infrared emitter - in pain, intolerance to cold and periodic limb movements in post-polio syndrome Efeitos do uso de tecidos com biocerâmica MIG3 - emissora de infravermelho longo - na dor, intolerância ao frio e movimentos periódicos dos membros na síndrome pós-poliomielite

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    Tatiana Mesquita e Silva

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The main post-polio syndrome (PPS symptoms are new-onset weakness, new-onset atrophy, fatigue, cold intolerance, and pain associated with sleep disturbances. The polysomnographic study is the gold pattern to analyze sleep disorders. OBJECTIVE: To assess pain, intolerance to cold and periodic limb movements (PLM index before and after the use of MIG3 bioceramic fabrics over 4 weeks. METHOD: 12 patients with PPS from UNIFESP/EPM. All patients were submitted to polysomnography and infra-red examinations with answered scales of pain and intolerance to cold before and after the use of MIG3 bioceramics fabrics. RESULTS: There were significant decreases in pain and PLM index. CONCLUSION: MIG3 bioceramic fabrics can help in the treatment of pain and PLM in PPS patients.Dentre as manifestações clínicas da SPP destacam-se nova fraqueza, fadiga, dor, intolerância ao frio, nova atrofia e transtornos do sono. A polissonografia de noite inteira permanece sendo padrão ouro para análise do sono e diagnóstico de transtornos do sono. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o comportamento da dor, intolerância ao frio (IF e índice de movimentos periódicos de membros (PLMs após uso de colchonete e roupas com biocerâmica MIG3 por 4 semanas. MÉTODO: 12 pacientes com SPP, da UNIFESP/EPM. Todos realizaram exames de polissonografia e infravermelho e responderam a questionários de dor e IF antes e após o uso dos materiais. RESULTADOS: Houve diminuição significativa da dor e dos PLMs. CONCLUSÃO: Os tecidos com biocerâmica MIG3 podem ser um coadjuvante ao tratamento da dor e dos PLMs nos pacientes com SPP.

  7. Composição centesimal, lisina disponível e digestibilidade in vitro de proteínas de fórmulas para nutrição oral ou enteral Proximate composition, available lysine and in vitro digestibility of proteins in formulae for oral or enteral nutrition

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    Edma M. Araújo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Ultimamente tem-se verificado aumento do uso de nutrição enteral (NE em domicílio, objetivando reduzir custos e melhorar a qualidade de vida. Contudo, é importante monitorar o valor nutricional das dietas. Nesse estudo foram avaliadas as formulações F1 e F2 (ARAÚJO; GALEAZZI, 1999 contendo carne bovina, ovo (F1, chicória, cenoura, fubá de milho, extrato hidrossolúvel de soja, óleo de soja, Nidex® e sal, para uso em NE ou oral domiciliar, objetivando obter dados mais confiáveis e seguros. Foram determinadas: composição centesimal, digestibilidade in vitro e lisina disponível. As composições centesimais (base seca foram as seguintes: F1: calorias 454,69, umidade 79,29±0,07, proteína 17,04±0,06, lipídios 14,85±0,11, carboidratos 63,22, fibra alimentar solúvel 0,67±0,66 e insolúvel 1,65±0,73, cinzas 2,57±0,01; F2: calorias 463,92, umidade 78,96±0,09, proteína 16,56±0,09, lipídios 15,12±0,20, fibra alimentar solúvel 1,09±0,11 e insolúvel 1,84±0,09, carboidratos 65,40 e cinzas 2,63±0,08. A distribuição calórica mostrou-se adequada. Os teores de lisina eram 80 mg/g de proteína para F1 e 139 para F2. A digestibilidade (% das proteínas foi 95 para F1 e 93 para F2. As formulações são factíveis de preparo em domicílio, possuem fontes de proteína de boa qualidade, baixo custo, podendo atender às necessidades nutricionais de indivíduos em terapia nutricional domiciliar e promover a recuperação nutricional.Recently the use of home enteral nutrition (EN has increased, aimed at reducing costs and improving the quality of life. Monitoring the nutritional value of these diets is therefore important. In this study the formulations F1 and F2 (ARAÚJO; GALEAZZI, 1999 containing beef, egg (F1, chicory, carrot, corn grits, ater-soluble soybean extract, soybean oil, Nidex ater-soluble soybean extract, soybean oil, Nidex® and salt, ere evaluated for use in home EN, aiming at obtaining more reliable, safer data. The

  8. Aplicações da espectroscopia no infravermelho no controle de qualidade de medicamentos contendo diclofenaco de potássio. Parte I: dosagem por regressão multivariada Infrared spectroscopy applied to the drugs quality control. Part I: multivariate regression for the quantification of potassium diclofenac

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    Jorcen Simon de Souza

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho são combinadas as potencialidades das ferramentas quimiométricas e as facilidades na obtenção de espectros pela técnica de espectroscopia por refletância difusa no infravermelho médio com transformada de Fourier (DRIFTS, visando à dosagem do fármaco diclofenaco de potássio. Foram formuladas 20 diferentes concentrações do princípio ativo em excipiente amido entre 0,15 e 0,50 mg/g, com variação de aproximadamente 0,02 mg/g na concentração entre cada amostra. Das 20 amostras, 14 foram empregadas para a calibração e 6 para validação. Os espectros foram adquiridos em um espectrômetro NICOLET Magna 550, em duplicata das amostras. Para a construção dos modelos de regressão multivariada, as informações espectrais foram processadas no aplicativo Pirouette® 2.7 da Infometrix, utilizando-se as regiões 3.715-3.088 cm-1 e 1.634 -1.191 cm-1. A calibração foi realizada pelo método de regressão dos mínimos quadrados parciais (PLS, utilizando pré-processamento autoescalado, e tratamento com correção do espalhamento de luz (MSC. Foram selecionados os melhores modelos, considerando os valores do coeficiente de correlação (R² e da raiz quadrada dos erros médios quadráticos de validação (RMSEV. Os resultados permitem concluir que modelos de calibração, empregando dados DRIFTS e regressão PLS, podem ser empregados como alternativa na dosagem de diclofenaco de potássio, agregando como vantagens frente aos métodos usuais, a não geração de resíduos, a fácil realização da análise e o baixo custo operacional.In this work the alternative method for quantification of potassium diclofenac was studied, using diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectrocopy (DRIFTS, together with partial least squares regression (PLS. Two spectra of 20 samples with different concentrations (0.15-0.50 mg/g of potassium diclofenac in starch had been colleted in Nicolet Magna 550 spectrophotometer, with

  9. Identificação de quartzos incolores para joalheria

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    Fernando Soares Lameiras

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Quartzos incolores são irradiados e aquecidos para adquirirem cores esverdeadas, amareladas e amarronzadas para confecção de jóias. Somente uma pequena fração dos quartzos naturais incolores pode desenvolver cores por esse processo. A sua identificação é feita através de testes de irradiação e aquecimento em amostras representativas, que são enviadas para irradiadores para depois serem aquecidas. Trata-se de um procedimento demorado, que não atende a necessidade do mercado de pedras semipreciosas. Um novo teste é apresentado, que dispensa irradiação e aquecimento, para identificação de amostras com potencial para desenvolver cores, cujos resultados podem ser obtidos em apenas alguns minutos. Ele pode ser realizado no campo com um espectrofotômetro infravermelho portátil.Colorless quartz are irradiated and heat-treated to become greenish, yellowish, and brownish for the jewelry industry. Only a small fraction of natural, colorless quartz can develop colors through this process. The identification of this quartz is made through irradiation and heat-treatment tests on representative samples. The samples are sent to irradiators and then heat-treated. These tests are not fast enough for the needs of the semiprecious dealers. A new test is presented, that avoids irradiation and heat-treatment. It can identify samples with potential to develop colors in a few minutes. If a portable infrared spectrophotometer is available, it can be performed in field.

  10. Sorprender, asombrar, desconcertar... para despertar

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    Mujika, Marte

    2013-01-01

    [ES] El empleo de recursos didácticos que propicien la sorpresa, el asombro, incluso el desconcierto, es una estrategia docente eficaz para romper con el mito de los grandes referentes y facilitar así la proximidad que el alumno iniciado requiere para comprender. [EN] The use of the teaching resources enabling the surprise, astonishment, even confusion, is an effective teaching strategy to break the myth of the great references and thus facilitate the proximity that the initiated student r...

  11. Intramedullary Chondrosarcoma of Proximal Humerus

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    Pratiksha Yadav

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary chondrosarcoma is the third most frequent primary malignancy of bone after myeloma and osteosarcoma. It is ranging from slow growing nonmetastasising lesions to highly aggressive lesions. We report a case of primary intramedullary chondrosarcoma of proximal humerus. A 60-year-old female presented with pain and hard swelling involving the left arm for 5 months. Radiograph showed a lucent expansile intramedullary lesion with matrix calcification and associated soft tissue mass. CT confirmed the finding. MRI showed a lobulated lesion which is hyperintense on T2WI with low signal fibrous septae. Increased tracer uptake was seen on bone scan. Histopathology confirmed the radiology diagnosis. The patient underwent wide resection and endoprosthetic reconstruction of proximal humerus.

  12. Proximate analysis for amazon biomass

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    Oliveira, Antonio Geraldo de Paula; Feitosa Netto, Genesio Batista; Nogueira, Manoel Fernandes Martins; Coutinho, Manoel Fernandes Martins; Coutinho, Hebert Willian Martins; Rendeiro, Goncalo [Universidade Federal do Para (UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Lab. de Engenharia Mecanica (LABGAS)], e-mail: ageraldo@ufpa.br, e-mail: mfmn@ufpa.br, e-mail: rendeiro@ufpa.br

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    In order to asses the potentiality of Amazon biomass to generate power, either to supply electric energy to the grid or as fuel to plants supplying power for off-grid location, data for their proximate analysis must be available. A literature review on the subject indicated a lack of information and data concerning typical Amazon rain forest species. This work aimed to characterize (proximate analysis) 80 Amazon species in order to evaluate the energy resource from woody biomass wastes in Amazon region. Higher Heating Value, Carbon, Volatile and Ash contents were measured in a dry basis. The measurements were performed obeying the following Brazilian standards, NBR 6923, NBR 8112, NBR 8633, NBR 6922. (author)

  13. Plating of proximal humeral fractures.

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    Martetschläger, Frank; Siebenlist, Sebastian; Weier, Michael; Sandmann, Gunther; Ahrens, Philipp; Braun, Karl; Elser, Florian; Stöckle, Ulrich; Freude, Thomas

    2012-11-01

    The optimal treatment for proximal humeral fractures is controversial. Few data exist concerning the influence of the surgical approach on the outcome. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of proximal humeral fractures treated with locking plate fixation through a deltopectoral vs an anterolateral deltoid-splitting approach. Of 86 patients who met the inclusion criteria, 70 were available for follow-up examination. Thirty-three patients were treated through a deltopectoral approach and 37 through an anterolateral deltoid-splitting approach. In all cases, open reduction and internal fixation with a PHILOS locking plate (Synthes, Umkirch, Germany) was performed. Clinical follow-up included evaluation of pain, shoulder mobility, and strength. Constant score and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score were assessed. A clinical neurological examination of the axillary nerve was also performed. Consolidation, reduction, and appearance of head necrosis were evaluated radiographically. After a mean follow-up of 33 months, Constant scores, DASH scores, and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scores showed no significant differences between the groups. Clinical neurologic examination of the axillary nerve revealed no obvious damage to the nerve in either group. Deltopectoral and anterolateral detoid-splitting approaches for plate fixation of proximal humeral fractures are safe and provide similar clinical outcomes. The results of this study suggest that the approach can be chosen according to surgeon preference.

  14. Ash Aggregates in Proximal Settings

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    Porritt, L. A.; Russell, K.

    2012-12-01

    Ash aggregates are thought to have formed within and been deposited by the eruption column and plume and dilute density currents and their associated ash clouds. Moist, turbulent ash clouds are considered critical to ash aggregate formation by facilitating both collision and adhesion of particles. Consequently, they are most commonly found in distal deposits. Proximal deposits containing ash aggregates are less commonly observed but do occur. Here we describe two occurrences of vent proximal ash aggregate-rich deposits; the first within a kimberlite pipe where coated ash pellets and accretionary lapilli are found within the intra-vent sequence; and the second in a glaciovolcanic setting where cored pellets (armoured lapilli) occur within Diamond Mine, Canada, are the residual deposits within the conduit and vent of the volcano and are characterised by an abundance of ash aggregates. Coated ash pellets are dominant but are followed in abundance by ash pellets, accretionary lapilli and rare cored pellets. The coated ash pellets typically range from 1 - 5 mm in diameter and have core to rim ratios of approximately 10:1. The formation and preservation of these aggregates elucidates the style and nature of the explosive phase of kimberlite eruption at A418 (and other pipes?). First, these pyroclasts dictate the intensity of the kimberlite eruption; it must be energetic enough to cause intense fragmentation of the kimberlite to produce a substantial volume of very fine ash (sustained plume attended by concomitant production of pyroclastic density currents. The size and internal structure of the armoured lapilli provide constraints on the nature of the initial explosive phase of eruption at Kima'Kho. Their proximity to the vent also indicates rapid aggregation within the eruption plume. Within both sequences rapid aggregation of ash particles occurred in proximity to the vent. However, the conditions were substantially different leading to the production of armoured

  15. [Proximal and total femur replacement].

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    Pennekamp, P H; Wirtz, D C; Dürr, H R

    2012-07-01

    Reconstruction of segmental bone defects of the proximal femur following wide tumor resection or revision arthroplasty. Aggressive benign or primary malignant bone tumors of the proximal femur; destructive metastases; massive segmental bone defects of the proximal femur; periprosthetic fractures. Local infection; very short life expectancy (acetabular bone stock. Anterolateral approach. Exposure and detachment of the iliopsoas and gluteus medius muscle from the proximal femur with a sufficient safety margin to the bone; distal transsection of the vastus lateralis/intermedius and rectus femoris muscle according to the extraosseous tumor extension; distal femur osteotomy al least 3 cm beyond the farthest point of tumor extension; in case of total femur replacement, additional lateral arthrotomy of the knee with resection of the ligaments and menisci; reaming of the medullary canal after securing the shaft with a Verbrugge clamp; trial assembly and reduction followed by the definitive implantation of the prosthesis with adjustment of the femoral neck anteversion in 5° increments; soft tissue reconstruction and fixation to an attachment tube covering the prosthesis; in case of total femur replacement, the preparation of the tibia is followed by the coupling of the tibial and femoral components. Infection prophylaxis, 20 kg partial weight bearing, continuous passive motion. A total of 20  patients with proximal femur replacement and 2 patients with total femur replacement implanted between June 2007 and December 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Three patients had primary malignant bone tumors, while 19 patients underwent resection for metastatic disease. The mean age at surgery was 62.0 ± 18.1 years (18-82 years). Fifteen patients with a mean follow-up of 20.3 ± 17.2 months (4-51 months) were studied. Among the 22 cases, periprosthetic infection occurred in 3 patients (13.6%), dislocation in 2 patients (9.1%). Evaluation of the functional

  16. Proximate composition, bread characteristics and sensory ...

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    Proximate composition, bread characteristics and sensory evaluation of ... African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development ... This study was carried out to investigate proximate composition, bread characteristics and sensory ...

  17. Rapid coal proximate analysis by thermogravimetric method

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    Mao Jianxiong; Yang Dezhong; Zhao Baozhong

    1987-09-01

    A rapid coal proximate analysis by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) can be used as an alternative method for the standard proximate analysis. This paper presents a program set up to rapidly perform coal proximate analysis by using a thermal analyzer and TGA module. A comparison between coal proximate analyses by standard method (GB) and TGA is also given. It shows that most data from TGA fall within the tolerance limit of standard method.

  18. Predição de qualidade da madeira e da polpa celulósica por técnica de espectroscopia de infravermelho próximo (NIRS Prediction of wood and kraft pulp quality by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS

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    Ricardo Balleirini dos Santos

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver modelos de calibração multivariada, com espectros infravermelhos próximos (NIR, para predição de qualidade da madeira e da polpa celulósica kraft de Eucalyptus. Foram utilizadas 30 amostras de madeira, em forma de cavacos, e 116 amostras de polpa kraft de Eucalyptus. Os cavacos foram utilizados com dois teores de umidade (33% e 10%. Nos cavacos mais úmidos, foram obtidas as seguintes correlações: 97% na densidade básica, 84% no teor de extrativos e 93% no teor de lignina. Nos cavacos mais secos, as correlações foram: 97% na densidade básica, 92% no teor de extrativos e 90% na lignina. Para a predição de qualidade das polpas, foram obtidos espectros NIR de folhas de celulose e das polpas na forma original (desagregada. Os modelos com espectros obtidos na folha de celulose apresentaram correlações de 94% no número kappa, 93% na viscosidade da polpa, 90% no rendimento depurado e 86% no teor de ácido hexenurônico. Os modelos com espectros obtidos na polpa desagregada apresentaram as seguintes correlações: 90% no número kappa, 91% na viscosidade da polpa, 88% no rendimento depurado e 85% no teor de ácidos hexenurônicos. Os resultados demonstraram a viabilidade da aplicação da técnica de modelagem das características da madeira e da polpa celulósica, utilizando-se espectros NIR.The objective of this study was to establish mathematical calibration models for near infrared spectra (NIRS to predict wood quality and kraft pulp characteristics for Eucalyptus. Two different wood chip moisture contents were used (33% and 10% and 116 kraft pulp samples were measured (kappa number 13-18. For more humid chips, the following correlations were established: 97% for wood basic density, 84% for extractive content and 93% for lignin content. For drier chips, the correlations were: 97% for wood basic density, 92% for extractive content and 90% for lignin content. For pulp quality prediction, NIRS

  19. Biomass proximate analysis using thermogravimetry.

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    García, Roberto; Pizarro, Consuelo; Lavín, Antonio G; Bueno, Julio L

    2013-07-01

    This work proposes a 25 min-last thermogravimetric method as a tool to determine biomass sample's proximate analysis data (moisture, ash, volatile matter and fixed carbon contents) just by direct measure of weight changes on each sample's TG chart. Compared with international standards commonly used to that aim, TG is a faster and easier to develop technique. Obtained results were satisfactory, with AEE under 6% for moisture and volatile matter, close to 10% for fixed carbon determination and AAD of 1.6 points for ash content.

  20. Equilibrium properties of proximity effect

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    Esteve, D.; Pothier, H.; Gueron, S.; Birge, N.O.; Devoret, M.

    1996-12-31

    The proximity effect in diffusive normal-superconducting (NS) nano-structures is described by the Usadel equations for the electron pair correlations. We show that these equations obey a variational principle with a potential which generalizes the Ginzburg-Landau energy functional. We discuss simple examples of NS circuits using this formalism. In order to test the theoretical predictions of the Usadel equations, we have measured the density of states as a function of energy on a long N wire in contact with a S wire at one end, at different distances from the NS interface. (authors). 12 refs.

  1. Infravermelho na caracterização de ácidos húmicos de latossolo sob efeito de uso contínuo de lodo de esgoto Infrared spectroscopy in the characterization of humic acids from an oxisol under the effect of continuous use of sewage sludge

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    Bruno de Oliveira Dias

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se caracterizar, por meio de espectroscopia no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier (IVTF, possíveis mudanças na natureza química de ácidos húmicos (AHs extraídos de amostras de Latossolo (0-10 cm do Campo Experimental da Embrapa Meio Ambiente, em Jaguariúna (SP. Os dados foram obtidos após seis cultivos de milho e a aplicação de doses variáveis de lodo de esgoto de Barueri (LB (base seca, conforme os tratamentos avaliados: LB0, LB1, LB2, LB4 e LB8, sendo 0, 1, 2, 4 e 8 vezes a necessidade de N para o milho. Como referência, foi amostrada uma área sob mata. Foram obtidos espectros de ácidos húmicos e do lodo de esgoto utilizado no experimento, e calculados os índices de hidrofobicidade (IH e de condensação (IC nas amostras de ácidos húmicos. Foram notadas pequenas alterações na natureza química de AHs de áreas tratadas com lodo de esgoto, em relação à testemunha. Os AHs apresentam grupos aromáticos, -OH fenólicos, -COOH, estruturas alifáticas, carboidratos e impurezas minerais. O uso contínuo de elevadas doses de LB reduziu a concentração de C-alifático e o grau de condensação dos ácidos húmicos, o que sinaliza que há frações orgânicas com maior biodisponibilidade no solo. Na área de mata, o material húmico se caracteriza pelo caráter hidrofóbico e pelo baixo grau de condensação.This study was carried out to characterize the possible changes in the chemical nature of humic acids extracted from an Oxisol (0-10 cm by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, in the experimental area of Embrapa Meio Ambiente, in Jaguariúna (SP, Brazil. The data were obtained after six corn cultivations, and application of variable doses of sewage sludge (dry basis from Barueri (BSS, in the treatments: BSS0 - control without sewage sludge application; NPK - mineral fertilization as required by corn; application of BSS to supply one (BSS1, two (BSS2, for four (BSS4, and eight (BSS8 times the N

  2. Proximate analysis by automated thermogravimetry

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    Elder, J.P.

    1983-05-01

    A study has been made of the use of the Perkin-Elmer thermogravimetric instrument TGS-2, under the control of the System 4 microprocessor for the automatic proximate analysis of solid fossil fuels and related matter. The programs developed are simple to operate, and do not require detailed temperature calibration of the instrumental system. They have been tested with coals of varying rank, biomass samples and Devonian oil shales all of which were of special importance to the State of Kentucky. Precise, accurate data conforming to ASTM specifications were obtained. The simplicity of the technique suggests that it may complement the classical ASTM method and could be used when this latter procedure cannot be employed. However, its adoption as a standardized method must await the development of statistical data resulting from interlaboratory testing on a variety of fossil fuels. (9 refs.)

  3. Proximity effect correction sensitivity analysis

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    Zepka, Alex; Zimmermann, Rainer; Hoppe, Wolfgang; Schulz, Martin

    2010-05-01

    Determining the quality of a proximity effect correction (PEC) is often done via 1-dimensional measurements such as: CD deviations from target, corner rounding, or line-end shortening. An alternative approach would compare the entire perimeter of the exposed shape and its original design. Unfortunately, this is not a viable solution as there is a practical limit to the number of metrology measurements that can be done in a reasonable amount of time. In this paper we make use of simulated results and introduce a method which may be considered complementary to the standard way of PEC qualification. It compares simulated contours with the target layout via a Boolean XOR operation with the area of the XOR differences providing a direct measure of how close a corrected layout approximates the target.

  4. Robot mapping with proximity detectors

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    Malik, Raashid; Prasad, Samuel

    1993-05-01

    Robots operating in unknown environments need to acquire knowledge about the environment to facilitate navigation and other tasks. Control procedures that enable a robot to acquire environment knowledge are referred to as mapping our terrain-acquisition procedures. All motion control procedures are influenced by the underlying models. In this area the significant models are: the robot model, the sensor model and the environment model. In this paper we present a mapping algorithm that uses a sensor model based on a proximity detector. The sensor is capable of detecting the presence or absence of objects within an annular ring of radius R to R + (Delta) , surrounding the robot. The sensor provides no exact range information but does indicate that angular region of contact with an obstacle. The robot is modelled as a disc of radius r (r

  5. Desenvolvimento de Modelos de Regressão Multivariada para a Quantificação de Benzoilmetronidazol na Presença de seus Produtos de Degradação por Espectroscopia no Infravermelho Próximo

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    Willian Ricardo da Rosa de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Benzoyl metronidazole (BMZ is a drug with antiparasitic and antibacterial activity available in the form of pediatric suspensions. The BMZ main degradation products are metronidazole and benzoic acid, and there are no reports in the literature on the determination of BMZ in the presence of its degradation products using near infrared spectroscopy. Therefore, in this study a method for determining the content of BMZ pharmaceutical ingredient in the presence of its main degradation products by near infrared spectroscopy associated with multivariate calibration were to develop. Regression with variable selection methods such as partial least squares regression for interval (iPLS and partial least squares regression for synergism intervals (siPLS were applied in order to select spectral regions that produce models with smaller errors. The best model using the iPLS algorithm was obtained when the spectrum was divided into 12 sub-intervals and select a period 11 (RSEP% = 1.37. Once the spectrum has been divided into 16 intervals and combined subintervals 9, 13 and 18 yielded the best model for siPLS algorithm (RSEP = 1.30%. The proposed method can be considered selective; it allows determining the BMZ in the presence of its degradation products. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17807/orbital.v7i4.741

  6. Aplicação das Transformadas Wavelets em Dados de Espectroscopia no Infravermelho para a Determinação de Biodiesel e Óleo Vegetal em Blendas Biodiesel/Óleo Vegetal/Diesel

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    Márcia Werlang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Partial least squares (PLS calibration models were compared for the determination of biodiesel and vegetable oil in different blends using infrared spectra data (FTIR/ATR. Eighty binary and ternary blends containing biodiesel, vegetable oil and diesel were made, 48 were employed to compose the calibration set and 32 for prediction set. Initially the spectral signals of samples containing biodiesel and vegetable oil between 0 and 8 %(v/v were compressed using Discrete Wavelet Transform. The best models with compressed or uncompressed signals were compared, using the interval partial least squares algorithm (iPLS, also identifying which region of the infrared showed better correlation. The results using the compressed data showed similar errors in the determination of the vegetable oil and of the biodiesel in blends. The combination of the regression algorithm iPLS applied to data obtained by FTIR/ATR has shown considerable promise in the development of a simple, rapid and non-destructive method for the determination of adulteration with vegetable oil in biodiesel or biodiesel/diesel blends.

  7. Metodologia analítica para quantificar o teor de biodiesel na mistura biodiesel: diesel utilizando espectroscopia na região do infravermelho Determination of biodiesel percentage in biodiesel: diesel mixtures using mid-infrared spectroscopy

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    Lílian Lefol Nani Guarieiro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Considered the best substitute for diesel, biodiesel can be blended with diesel in any ratio, bringing lots of environmental, economic and social advantages. Brazilian law Nº 11097/2005, proposes the introduction of biodiesel in to the Brazilian energy matrix, mixed with diesel at a minimum percentage of 2%. For consumers and sellers to be sure that the commercialized mixture of biodiesel:diesel contains the correct percentage, it is necessary to develop analytical methodologies to quantify the amount of biodiesel added. This work presents a fast, low-cost and simple methodology to determine the biodiesel proportion in mixtures of biodiesel:diesel, based on infrared spectroscopy.

  8. Desenvolvimento e validação de metodologia analítica para determinação de cloridrato de tizanidina em formas farmacêuticas

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    Mariana Brandalise

    2012-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi o desenvolvimento e a validação de métodos analíticos para determinação de cloridrato de tizanidina (TZ) matéria-prima e forma farmacêutica. Na fase de identificação, a matéria-prima (substância química de referência) foi analisada e caracterizada utilizando-se medidas físicas (ponto de fusão e solubilidade), espectrometria no infravermelho e por técnicas cromatográficas (cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência e cromatografia em camada delgada). Após foi desenv...

  9. Grouping by proximity in haptic contour detection.

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    Krista E Overvliet

    Full Text Available We investigated the applicability of the Gestalt principle of perceptual grouping by proximity in the haptic modality. To do so, we investigated the influence of element proximity on haptic contour detection. In the course of four sessions ten participants performed a haptic contour detection task in which they freely explored a haptic random dot display that contained a contour in 50% of the trials. A contour was defined by a higher density of elements (raised dots, relative to the background surface. Proximity of the contour elements as well as the average proximity of background elements was systematically varied. We hypothesized that if proximity of contour elements influences haptic contour detection, detection will be more likely when contour elements are in closer proximity. This should be irrespective of the ratio with the proximity of the background elements. Results showed indeed that the closer the contour elements were, the higher the detection rates. Moreover, this was the case independent of the contour/background ratio. We conclude that the Gestalt law of proximity applies to haptic contour detection.

  10. Research on proximity effect of electromagnetic railgun

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    Yu-tao Lou

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The rails of electromagnetic railgun can be ablated by the temperature rise due to current concentration. The current distributions on the rails and armature are not only affected by the skin effect, but also influenced by the proximity effect which is rarely mentioned. This paper illustrated the difference between skin effect and proximity effect, and the influencing factors of proximity effect were investigated. Results show that the current is concentrated on the surface around rails due to the skin effect, and the proximity effect exacerbates the current density on the inner surfaces of rails. Decrease in distance from rails enhances the proximity effect, but has nothing to do with the skin effect, which also augments the rail resistance, resulting in temperature rise. It can explain the reason why the ablation is often detected in the small caliber railgun. Research results in this paper can provide support for design and optimization of electromagnetic railgun.

  11. Proximal Alternating Direction Method with Relaxed Proximal Parameters for the Least Squares Covariance Adjustment Problem

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    Minghua Xu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We consider the problem of seeking a symmetric positive semidefinite matrix in a closed convex set to approximate a given matrix. This problem may arise in several areas of numerical linear algebra or come from finance industry or statistics and thus has many applications. For solving this class of matrix optimization problems, many methods have been proposed in the literature. The proximal alternating direction method is one of those methods which can be easily applied to solve these matrix optimization problems. Generally, the proximal parameters of the proximal alternating direction method are greater than zero. In this paper, we conclude that the restriction on the proximal parameters can be relaxed for solving this kind of matrix optimization problems. Numerical experiments also show that the proximal alternating direction method with the relaxed proximal parameters is convergent and generally has a better performance than the classical proximal alternating direction method.

  12. Promoting proximal formative assessment with relational discourse

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    Scherr, Rachel E.; Close, Hunter G.; McKagan, Sarah B.

    2012-02-01

    The practice of proximal formative assessment - the continual, responsive attention to students' developing understanding as it is expressed in real time - depends on students' sharing their ideas with instructors and on teachers' attending to them. Rogerian psychology presents an account of the conditions under which proximal formative assessment may be promoted or inhibited: (1) Normal classroom conditions, characterized by evaluation and attention to learning targets, may present threats to students' sense of their own competence and value, causing them to conceal their ideas and reducing the potential for proximal formative assessment. (2) In contrast, discourse patterns characterized by positive anticipation and attention to learner ideas increase the potential for proximal formative assessment and promote self-directed learning. We present an analysis methodology based on these principles and demonstrate its utility for understanding episodes of university physics instruction.

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  14. PROXIMATE AND ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF WHITE GRUBS

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    1.23% (protein, lipids, carbohydrates and ash) and (moisture content) 34.01 ± 1.00%. The lipid and protein ... advised. Keywords: White grubs, Proximate Analysis, Essential element, Nutrient .... of important enzyme reactions: the oxidation of.

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    Short Communication: Visual assessment, proximate composition and cost analysis of three ... Abstract. With increased search for least-cost alternative feed resource in animal ... In terms of odour, all three test mixtures were strongly pungent.

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  17. Proximity and Collaboration in European Nanotechnology

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    Cunningham, S.W.; Werker, C.

    2011-01-01

    Collaborations are particularly important for the development and deployment of technology. We analyze the influence of organizational, technological and geographical proximity on European nanotechnology collaborations with the help of a publication dataset and additional geographical information. W

  18. Caracterização dos ácidos húmicos extraídos de um latossolo vermelho-amarelo e de um podzol por análise termodiferencial e pela espectroscopia de absorção no infravermelho

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    V. M. Benites

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available A caracterização espectroscópica de substâncias húmicas do solo tem-se desenvolvido aceleradamente durante as últimas décadas. Entretanto, poucos são os trabalhos que associam esta técnica a estudos pedológicos envolvendo diferentes classes de solo, sobretudo em condições tropicais. Os ácidos húmicos extraídos de amostras de diferentes horizontes de um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo e de um Podzol, ambos situados na Serra do Brigadeiro, Araponga (MG, foram caracterizados, por meio da espectroscopia de absorção no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier (FTIR e por análise termodiferencial. Os espectros de infravermelho indicaram diferenças qualitativas entre os ácidos húmicos extraídos dos diferentes solos e entre os ácidos húmicos extraídos de diferentes horizontes de um mesmo solo. Observou-se a redução de intensidade dos picos relativos a estruturas alifáticas com o aprofundamento nos perfis, sendo evidentes os picos relativos a polissacarídeos nos horizontes orgânicos. Impurezas minerais foram observadas em todos os espectros de ácido húmico não purificado, indicando a necessidade do processo de purificação. O tratamento com HF-HCl demonstrou-se eficiente na remoção dessas impurezas, tendo os espectros diferenciais de ácidos húmicos antes e depois do processo de purificação apresentado o padrão típico de minerais secundários como caulinita e gibbsita. Após a purificação, observou-se um aumento na intensidade dos picos referentes aos grupos carboxílicos, evidenciando sua participação nas ligações entre os ácidos húmicos e a matriz mineral. A análise termodiferencial indicou maior resistência à termodegradação dos ácidos húmicos extraídos do horizonte Bhs do Podzol, em relação ao ácido húmico extraído do horizonte A do Latossolo, o que concorda com a feição mais aromática do primeiro, revelada pela análise dos espectros de infravermelho.

  19. Proximity sensor system development. CRADA final report

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    Haley, D.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Pigoski, T.M. [Merrit Systems, Inc. (United States)

    1998-01-01

    Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (LMERC) and Merritt Systems, Inc. (MSI) entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for the development and demonstration of a compact, modular proximity sensing system suitable for application to a wide class of manipulator systems operated in support of environmental restoration and waste management activities. In teleoperated modes, proximity sensing provides the manipulator operator continuous information regarding the proximity of the manipulator to objects in the workspace. In teleoperated and robotic modes, proximity sensing provides added safety through the implementation of active whole arm collision avoidance capabilities. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), managed by LMERC for the United States Department of Energy (DOE), has developed an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design for the electronics required to support a modular whole arm proximity sensing system based on the use of capacitive sensors developed at Sandia National Laboratories. The use of ASIC technology greatly reduces the size of the electronics required to support the selected sensor types allowing deployment of many small sensor nodes over a large area of the manipulator surface to provide maximum sensor coverage. The ASIC design also provides a communication interface to support sensor commands from and sensor data transmission to a distributed processing system which allows modular implementation and operation of the sensor system. MSI is a commercial small business specializing in proximity sensing systems based upon infrared and acoustic sensors.

  20. Locking plates in proximal humerus fractures.

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    Strohm, P C; Helwig, P; Konrad, G; Südkamp, N P

    2007-12-01

    It is well known that proximal humerus fractures are among the three most frequent fracture types. Epidemiological invetsigations show that in people elder than 60 years the fracture of the proximal humerus is more frequent than fractures of the hip region (17). Over the last decades several techniques have been applied for treatment of proximal humerus fractures. Widely accepted is the initiation of a conservative treatment regimen for undisplaced fractures, however, the standard treatment for displaced fractures, especially three and four part fractures, is still the center of scientific debate. Many different implants have been tested and investigated, thus demonstrating lack of sufficient results. Over the last years the development of angle stable, locking implants started and clinical studies demonstrated encouraging results. In our clinic the locking proximal humerus plate and the PHILOS plate advanced to the implant of choice for treatment of displaced proximal humerus fractures. There are still cases of implant failure and humerus head necrosis, but most of these complications were caused by the fracture type and not an implant specific problem. However the overall results with these new implants are encouraging. Key words: locking plates, proximal humerus fracture, humerus, humerus fracture, PHILOS, PHP.

  1. Some Properties of Distances and Best Proximity Points of Cyclic Proximal Contractions in Metric Spaces

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    M. De La Sen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents some results concerning the properties of distances and existence and uniqueness of best proximity points of p-cyclic proximal, weak proximal contractions, and some of their generalizations for the non-self-mapping T:⋃i∈p-Ai→⋃i∈p-Bi  (p≥2, where Ai and Bi, ∀i∈p-={1,2,…,p}, are nonempty subsets of X which satisfy TAi⊆Bi,∀i∈p-, such that (X,d is a metric space. The boundedness and the convergence of the sequences of distances in the domains and in their respective image sets of the cyclic proximal and weak cyclic proximal non-self-mapping, and of some of their generalizations are investigated. The existence and uniqueness of the best proximity points and the properties of convergence of the iterates to such points are also addressed.

  2. DO PROXIMAL AND DISTAL GASTRIC TUMOURS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY?

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    Costa, Laurence Bedin da; Toneto, Marcelo Garcia; Moreira, Luis Fernando

    2016-01-01

    os grupos quanto à mortalidade (p=0.661), emprego de quimioterapia adjuvante (p=0.661) e de radioterapia (p=1.000). Entretanto, houve diferença significativa no grau de dissecção linfonodal empregada (p=0.002) e no número de linfonodos positivos ressecados (p=0.038) entre os dois grupos. A razão de chances para morte em cinco anos nos casos de dissecção D0 foi três vezes maior (2,78; IC95% de 1,33 a 5,82) do que a D2, enquanto que para dissecção D1, ela foi apenas 1,41 vezes maior (95%CI 0.71-2.83) quando comparado à D2. Ainda que não se tenha observado diferenças significativas entre o câncer gástrico proximal e o distal, o risco de morte aumentado nos casos de D0 e D1, claramente demonstra o papel preponderante da linfadenectomia radical D2 no tratamento dessa doença.

  3. Preparação e caracterização de fluidos magnéticos de maghemita funcionalizada com o aminoácido L-Lisina e dextrana para carreamento de plasmídeos

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    Silva, Breiner Gabriel Canedo

    2016-01-01

    Neste trabalho, foram sintetizadas nanopartículas magnéticas constituídas de maghemita funcionalizada com L-Lisina ou DL-Histidina (cristalitos com diâmetro médio de 4,5 a 8,1 nm), pelo método da coprecipitação dos íons Fe (II) e (III). Os sólidos obtidos foram dispersos em água para obtenção de suspensões aquosas denominadas fluidos magnéticos. As amostras obtidas foram caracterizadas pelas técnicas de difração de raios X, espectroscopia de infravermelho, termogravimetria, espectrofotometria...

  4. Locking plate fixation for proximal humerus fractures.

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    Burke, Neil G

    2012-02-01

    Locking plates are increasingly used to surgically treat proximal humerus fractures. Knowledge of the bone quality of the proximal humerus is important. Studies have shown the medial and dorsal aspects of the proximal humeral head to have the highest bone strength, and this should be exploited by fixation techniques, particularly in elderly patients with osteoporosis. The goals of surgery for proximal humeral fractures should involve minimal soft tissue dissection and achieve anatomic reduction of the head complex with sufficient stability to allow for early shoulder mobilization. This article reviews various treatment options, in particular locking plate fixation. Locking plate fixation is associated with a high complication rate, such as avascular necrosis (7.9%), screw cutout (11.6%), and revision surgery (13.7%). These complications are frequently due to the varus deformation of the humeral head. Strategic screw placement in the humeral head would minimize the possibility of loss of fracture reduction and potential hardware complications. Locking plate fixation is a good surgical option for the management of proximal humerus fractures. Complications can be avoided by using better bone stock and by careful screw placement in the humeral head.

  5. Proximal sural traction neurectomy during transtibial amputations.

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    Tintle, Scott M; Donohue, Michael A; Shawen, Scott; Forsberg, Jonathan A; Potter, Benjamin K

    2012-02-01

    Symptomatic neuroma formation after trauma-related transtibial amputations remains a clinical problem. The sural nerve is frequently overlooked in its vulnerable subcutaneous location in the posterior myofasciocutaneous flap and commonly leads to chronic pain and decreased prosthesis use. The standard sural traction neurectomy may actually predispose the sural neuroma to form in a region that becomes symptomatic with prosthesis wear. The proposed modified proximal sural traction neurectomy using a standard or extended posterior flap begins with identification of the sural nerve in the subcutaneous tissue of the distal flap in identical fashion to a standard sural neurectomy. In the proximal posterior flap, a limited anterior approach is then performed and gentle traction on the distal end of the sural nerve aids in the identification of the most proximally accessible portion of the medial sural cutaneous nerve. After locating the medial sural cutaneous nerve proximally, a neurectomy at this location is performed, allowing the retraction of the nerve into a healthy tissue bed substantially more proximal than with a standard sural neurectomy. This technique ensures that the resulting neuroma does not form directly at the distal end of the residual limb where it is, in our experience, more likely to become symptomatic.

  6. Industrial Computed Tomography using Proximal Algorithm

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    Zang, Guangming

    2016-04-14

    In this thesis, we present ProxiSART, a flexible proximal framework for robust 3D cone beam tomographic reconstruction based on the Simultaneous Algebraic Reconstruction Technique (SART). We derive the proximal operator for the SART algorithm and use it for minimizing the data term in a proximal algorithm. We show the flexibility of the framework by plugging in different powerful regularizers, and show its robustness in achieving better reconstruction results in the presence of noise and using fewer projections. We compare our framework to state-of-the-art methods and existing popular software tomography reconstruction packages, on both synthetic and real datasets, and show superior reconstruction quality, especially from noisy data and a small number of projections.

  7. Evaluation and Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures

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    Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Proximal humerus fractures are common injuries, especially among older osteoporotic women. Restoration of function requires a thorough understanding of the neurovascular, musculotendinous, and bony anatomy. This paper addresses the relevant anatomy and highlights various management options, including indication for arthroplasty. In the vast majority of cases, proximal humerus fractures may be treated nonoperatively. In the case of displaced fractures, when surgical intervention may be pursued, numerous constructs have been investigated. Of these, the proximal humerus locking plate is the most widely used. Arthroplasty is generally reserved for comminuted 4-part fractures, head-split fractures, or fractures with significant underlying arthritic changes. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is reserved for patients with a deficient rotator cuff, or highly comminuted tuberosities.

  8. [Partial replantation following proximal limb injury].

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    Dubert, T; Malikov, S A; Dinh, A; Kupatadze, D D; Oberlin, C; Alnot, J Y; Nabokov, B B

    2000-11-01

    Proximal replantation is a technically feasible but life-threatening procedure. Indications must be restricted to patients in good condition with a good functional prognosis. The goal of replantation must be focused not only on reimplanting the amputated limb but also on achieving a good functional outcome. For the lower limb, simple terminalization remains the best choice in many cases. When a proximal amputation is not suitable for replantation, the main aim of the surgical procedure must be to reconstruct a stump long enough to permit fitting a prosthesis preserving the function of the adjacent joint. If the proximal stump beyond the last joint is very short, it may be possible to restore some length by partial replantation of spared tissues from the amputated part. We present here the results we obtained following this policy. This series included 16 cases of partial replantations, 14 involving the lower limb and 2 the upper limb. All were osteocutaneous microsurgical transfers. For the lower limb, all transfers recovered protective sensitivity following tibial nerve repair. The functional calcaeoplantar unit was used in 13 cases. The transfer of this specialized weight bearing tissue provided a stable distal surface making higher support unnecessary. In one case, we raised a 13-cm vascularized tibial segment covered with foot skin for additional length. For the upper limb, the osteocutaneous transfer, based on the radial artery, was not reinnervated, but this lack of sensitivity did not impair prosthesis fitting. One vascular failure was finally amputated. This was the only unsuccessful result. For all other patients, the surgical procedure facilitated prosthesis fitting and preserved the proximal joint function despite an initially very proximal amputation. The advantages of partial replantation are obvious compared with simple terminalization or secondary reconstruction. There is no secondary donor site and, because there is no major muscle mass in the

  9. Absortância solar e desempenho térmico de tintas frias para uso no envelope construtivo

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    Kelen Almeida DORNELLES

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Materiais que apresentam baixas absortâncias e altas emissividades são conhecidos como materiais refletivos ou frios. Esses materiais, quando usados como revestimento no envelope construtivo permitem a redução de temperaturas superficiais nos edifícios, minimizando a necessidade de energia para refrigeração em edificações artificialmente condicionadas e tornando mais confortáveis edificações não condicionadas. Neste trabalho, tintas frias e convencionais para pintura externa de paredes e coberturas são avaliadas comparativamente através da caracterização de suas absortâncias e emissividades, assim como o desempenho térmico das mesmas a partir de medições de temperaturas superficiais. Foram selecionadas tintas frias para pintura de paredes e coberturas a partir de produtos disponíveis no mercado nacional e internacional, assim como tintas convencionais de cores correspondentes, totalizando 15 amostras. Os resultados indicaram que tintas frias com baixa absorção no infravermelho-próximo, porém de cor e tonalidade iguais às tintas convencionais, resultam em tintas com menores absortâncias solares. As temperaturas superficiais das amostras expostas ao sol evidenciaram que a absortância solar das tintas afeta diretamente o desempenho térmico das superfícies pintadas, comprovando que quanto mais baixa é a absortância solar da superfície, menor a temperatura do envelope construtivo. Observou-se que o grande potencial de uso das tintas frias em edificações é resultado da diminuição da absortância solar na região do infravermelho, com a possibilidade de se utilizar cores de tonalidade mais escura, porém com melhor desempenho térmico quando comparadas com tintas convencionais de cor e tonalidade semelhantes Palavras-Chave: absortância solar, tinta fria, desempenho térmico, temperatura superficial.

  10. The developmental spectrum of proximal radioulnar synostosis

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    Elliott, Alison M. [University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Regional Health Association Program of Genetics and Metabolism, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); University of Manitoba, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); University of Manitoba, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); University of Manitoba, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism, Departments of Paediatrics and Child Health, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); Kibria, Lisa [University of Manitoba, Department of School of Medical Rehabilitation, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); Reed, Martin H. [University of Manitoba, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); University of Manitoba, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); University of Manitoba, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    2010-01-15

    Proximal radioulnar synostosis is a rare upper limb malformation. The elbow is first identifiable at 35 days (after conception), at which stage the cartilaginous anlagen of the humerus, radius and ulna are continuous. Subsequently, longitudinal segmentation produces separation of the distal radius and ulna. However, temporarily, the proximal ends are united and continue to share a common perichondrium. We investigated the hypothesis that posterior congenital dislocation of the radial head and proximal radioulnar fusion are different clinical manifestations of the same primary developmental abnormality. Records were searched for ''proximal radioulnar fusion/posterior radial head dislocation'' in patients followed at the local Children's Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Children. Relevant radiographic, demographic and clinical data were recorded. Ethics approval was obtained through the University Research Ethics Board. In total, 28 patients met the inclusion criteria. The majority of patients (16) had bilateral involvement; eight with posterior dislocation of the radial head only; five had posterior radial head dislocation with radioulnar fusion and two had radioulnar fusion without dislocation. One patient had bilateral proximal radioulnar fusion and posterior dislocation of the left radial head. Nine patients had only left-sided involvement, and three had only right-sided involvement.The degree of proximal fusion varied, with some patients showing 'complete' proximal fusion and others showing fusion that occurred slightly distal to the radial head: 'partially separated.' Associated disorders in our cohort included Poland syndrome (two patients), Cornelia de Lange syndrome, chromosome anomalies (including tetrasomy X) and Cenani Lenz syndactyly. The suggestion of a developmental relationship between posterior dislocation of the radial head and proximal radioulnar fusion is supported by the fact that both anomalies

  11. Infrared-Proximity-Sensor Modules For Robot

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    Parton, William; Wegerif, Daniel; Rosinski, Douglas

    1995-01-01

    Collision-avoidance system for articulated robot manipulators uses infrared proximity sensors grouped together in array of sensor modules. Sensor modules, called "sensorCells," distributed processing board-level products for acquiring data from proximity-sensors strategically mounted on robot manipulators. Each sensorCell self-contained and consists of multiple sensing elements, discrete electronics, microcontroller and communications components. Modules connected to central control computer by redundant serial digital communication subsystem including both serial and a multi-drop bus. Detects objects made of various materials at distance of up to 50 cm. For some materials, such as thermal protection system tiles, detection range reduced to approximately 20 cm.

  12. Normative study of tympanic infrared thermometry: a non-invasive index of asymmetric cerebral activity Normatização da termometria timpânica por infravermelho: um indicador não-invasivo de atividade cerebral assimétrica

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    Danielle Cicarini de Landa

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    da TT, e principalmente das diferenças interauriculares desse parâmetro, obtidas por termometria timpânica por infravermelho, em indivíduos normais, na ausência de execução de tarefas específicas. Foram obtidas medidas da TT em 47 voluntários normais (20 homens e 27 mulheres, com média de idade de 39,38±12,57 anos em repouso e calculadas as diferenças interauriculares, sua média e desvio-padrão. A TT média foi de 36,85±0,50ºC à direita e de 36,74± 0,57ºC à esquerda, o que está de acordo com dados da literatura. A média das diferenças de TT encontrada foi de 0,25ºC e o desvio padrão (DP 0,21ºC. Com base nesses achados, os valores máximos considerados normais para a diferença interauricular da TT, com níveis de confiança de 99% e de 95%, são de 0,88ºC e 0,67ºC, respectivamente. A utilidade da medida da diferença interauricular da TT como marcador de assimetria da atividade cerebral em pacientes com patologias neurológicas deverá ser avaliada em estudos adicionais.

  13. The Zone of Proximal "Teacher" Development

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    Warford, Mark K.

    2011-01-01

    Toward the end of his short life, Lev Vygotsky found himself teaching teachers in a remote part of the USSR. Though his influence as a developmental psychologist is well-established, little is known about his approach to teacher development. This article applies the researcher's core concept, the zone of proximal development to teacher education.…

  14. Secluded and Proximate Illiteracy: Comparing Situations

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    Mishra, Srijit

    2005-01-01

    Triplot is used to portray the three-dimensional concepts--literate, proximate illiterate and secluded illiterate. Pictographic portrayal complemented with a method proposed to calculate distance between situations enhances comparison. Illustration with Indian data explains change over time, rural-urban divide, and social gap.

  15. The Life Saving Effects of Hospital Proximity

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    Bertoli, Paola; Grembi, Veronica

    the exogenous variation in the proximity to cities that are allowed by law to have a hospital based on their population size. Our instrumental variable results, based on Italian municipalities data from 2000 to 2012, show that an increase by a standard deviation of distance to the nearest hospital (5 km...

  16. Infiltrating/sealing proximal caries lesions

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    Martignon, S; Ekstrand, K R; Gomez, J

    2012-01-01

    proximal lesions identified radiographically around the enamel-dentin junction to the outer third of the dentin, were included. Lesions were randomly allocated for treatment to test-A (Infiltration: ICON-pre-product; DMG), test-B (Sealing: Prime-Bond-NT; Dentsply), or control-C (Placebo). Primary outcome...

  17. Thermogravimetry speeds up proximate analysis of coal

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    Baur, P.

    1983-03-01

    Thermogravimetric analysis is not an ASTM standard method for proximate analysis of coal and coke, but it is widely used in US laboratories because of its speed, accuracy and flexibility. Equipment available from different manufacturers is compared and the experience of a number of users is recounted.

  18. Controllable proximity effect in superconducting hybrid devices

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    Bakurskiy, Sergey

    2015-01-01

    This thesis is devoted to the study of controllable proximity effects in superconductors, both in terms of fundamental aspects and applications. As a part of this thesis theoretical description was suggested for a number of structures with superconducting electrodes and multiple interlayers. These s

  19. Proximate, chemical compositions and sulphur concentrations on ...

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    May 8, 2013 ... 1Department of Agriculture, Animal Health and Human Ecology, ... quadratic effect on mango pulp proximate concentration and ..... and then the equal volumes of the two were mixed. ... General linear model (GLM) procedure of SAS version 8.0 (SAS .... Berardini N, Knodler M, Schieber A, Carle R (2005).

  20. Large proximal ureteral stones: Ideal treatment modality?

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    B Kadyan

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: Laparoscopic transperitoneal ureterolithotomy is a minimally invasive, safe and effective treatment modality and should be recommended to all patients of impacted large proximal stones, which are not amenable to URS or extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy or as a primary modality of choice especially if patient is otherwise candidate for open surgery.

  1. Proximity Graphs for Crowd Movement Sensors

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    Chilipirea, Cristian; Petre, Andreea-Cristina; Dobre, Ciprian; Steen, van Maarten

    2015-01-01

    Sensors are now common, they span over different applications, different purposes and some over large geospatial areas. Most data produced by these sensors needs to be linked to the physical location of the sensor itself. By using the location of a sensor we can construct (mathematically) proximity

  2. Goal-Proximity Decision-Making

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    Veksler, Vladislav D.; Gray, Wayne D.; Schoelles, Michael J.

    2013-01-01

    Reinforcement learning (RL) models of decision-making cannot account for human decisions in the absence of prior reward or punishment. We propose a mechanism for choosing among available options based on goal-option association strengths, where association strengths between objects represent previously experienced object proximity. The proposed…

  3. Proximal Contact Repair of Complex Amalgam Restorations.

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    Zguri, M N; Casey, J A; Jessup, J P; Vandewalle, K S

    2017-01-12

    The carving of a complex amalgam restoration may occasionally result in light proximal contact with the adjacent tooth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the strength of complex amalgam restorations repaired with a proximal slot amalgam preparation. Extracted human third molars of similar coronal size were sectioned 1 mm apical to the height of the contour using a saw and were randomly distributed into 9 groups of 10 teeth each. One pin was placed at each line angle of the flattened dentinal tooth surface. A metal matrix band was placed and an admixed alloy was condensed and carved to create a full crown contour but with a flat occlusal surface. A proximal slot was prepared with or without a retention groove and repaired using a single-composition spherical amalgam 15 minutes, 24 hours, one week, or six months after the initial crown condensation. The specimens were stored for 24 hours in 37°C water before fracture at the marginal ridge using a round-ended blade in a universal testing machine. The control group was not repaired. The mean maximum force in newtons and standard deviation were determined per group. Data were analyzed with a 2-way analysis of variance as well as Tukey and Dunnett tests (α=0.05). Significant differences were found between groups based on type of slot preparation (p=0.017) but not on time (p=0.327), with no significant interaction (p=0.152). No significant difference in the strength of the marginal ridge was found between any repair group and the unrepaired control group (p>0.076). The proximal repair strength of a complex amalgam restoration was not significantly different from an unrepaired amalgam crown. Placing a retention groove in the proximal slot preparation resulted in significantly greater fracture strength than a slot with no retention grooves. Time of repair had no significant effect on the strength of the repair.

  4. Luxação aguda isolada da articulação tibiofibular proximal Acute isolated anterolateral dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint

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    Paulo Roberto de Almeida Silvares

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A luxação traumática isolada da articulação tibiofibular proximal é rara. Esta lesão pode não ser reconhecida ou diagnosticada no atendimento inicial. A ausência de suspeita clínica pode causar problemas para o diagnóstico. O diagnóstico necessita de história precisa do mecanismo e sintomas da lesão, avaliação clínica e radiográfica adequada de ambos joelhos. Casos não reconhecidos são fonte de alterações crônicas. O tratamento é feito por redução fechada e imobilização ou, em casos irredutíveis ou instáveis, redução aberta com fixação interna temporária. Um caso raro de luxação tibiofibular proximal isolada em um jogador de basquetebol é relatado para ilustrar essa lesão.The isolated traumatic dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint is rare. The injury could go unrecognized or be misdiagnosed at the initial presentation. Lack of clinical suspicion can cause diagnostic problems. The diagnosis requires accurate history of the mechanism and symptoms of the injury, and adequate clinical and radiographic evaluation of the both knees. Overlooked injuries are a source of potentially chronic changes. The treatment is closed reduction and immobilization or, in case of a failed or unstable reduction, open reduction with temporary internal fixation. A rare case of acute isolated anterolateral dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint in a basketball player was described to illustrate this injury.

  5. Functional outcome following proximal humeral interlocking system plating for displaced proximal humeral fractures

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    Thyagarajan David

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To assess the functional outcome following internal fixation with the PHILOS (proximal humeral interlocking system for displaced proximal humeral fractures. Patients and Methods: We reviewed 30 consecutive patients treated surgically with the proximal humeral locking plate for a displaced proximal humeral fracture. Functional outcome was determined using the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES score and Constant Murley score. Results: Average age of the patients was 58 years (range, 19-92 years. The average overall ASES score was 66.5. The average overall Constant score was 57.5. Conclusion: Our results show that good fracture stability was achieved, and the functional outcome was very good in younger patients and it declined with increasing age. Early mobilization of the shoulder can be achieved without compromising fracture union.

  6. Proximal tubular hypertrophy and enlarged glomerular and proximal tubular urinary space in obese subjects with proteinuria.

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    Ana Tobar

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with glomerular hyperfiltration, increased proximal tubular sodium reabsorption, glomerular enlargement and renal hypertrophy. A single experimental study reported an increased glomerular urinary space in obese dogs. Whether proximal tubular volume is increased in obese subjects and whether their glomerular and tubular urinary spaces are enlarged is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether proximal tubules and glomerular and tubular urinary space are enlarged in obese subjects with proteinuria and glomerular hyperfiltration. METHODS: Kidney biopsies from 11 non-diabetic obese with proteinuria and 14 non-diabetic lean patients with a creatinine clearance above 50 ml/min and with mild or no interstitial fibrosis were retrospectively analyzed using morphometric methods. The cross-sectional area of the proximal tubular epithelium and lumen, the volume of the glomerular tuft and of Bowman's space and the nuclei number per tubular profile were estimated. RESULTS: Creatinine clearance was higher in the obese than in the lean group (P=0.03. Proteinuria was similarly increased in both groups. Compared to the lean group, the obese group displayed a 104% higher glomerular tuft volume (P=0.001, a 94% higher Bowman's space volume (P=0.003, a 33% higher cross-sectional area of the proximal tubular epithelium (P=0.02 and a 54% higher cross-sectional area of the proximal tubular lumen (P=0.01. The nuclei number per proximal tubular profile was similar in both groups, suggesting that the increase in tubular volume is due to hypertrophy and not to hyperplasia. CONCLUSIONS: Obesity-related glomerular hyperfiltration is associated with proximal tubular epithelial hypertrophy and increased glomerular and tubular urinary space volume in subjects with proteinuria. The expanded glomerular and urinary space is probably a direct consequence of glomerular hyperfiltration. These effects may be involved in the pathogenesis of obesity

  7. Índices de vegetação de base espectral para discriminar doses de nitrogênio em capim-tanzânia Vegetation spectral indices to discriminate nitrogen rates in tanzania grass

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    Selma Alves Abrahão

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado para determinar, entre seis índices de vegetação baseados em dados de refletância espectral, aquele que melhor discrimina doses de nitrogênio e que possui maior correlação com leituras de clorofila e massa seca do capim-tanzânia (Panicum maximum Jacq.. Os índices testados foram o NDVI (índice de vegetação por diferença normalizada, calculado utilizando a banda do vermelho e a banda do infravermelho próximo, VARI (índice resistente à atmosfera na região do visível, calculado utilizando a banda de transição do vermelho ao infravermelho e a banda do verde e WDRVI (índice de vegetação de amplo alcance, calculado utilizando três coeficientes de ponderação, 0,05; 0,1 e 0,2. Foram avaliadas quatro doses de nitrogênio (0, 80, 160 e 320 kg/ha em delineamento de blocos ao acaso com subamostras, com três repetições e três subamostras por bloco. Os índices VARI utilizando a banda de transição do vermelho ao infravermelho e o WDRVI utilizando os coeficientes 0,05 e 0,1 foram os melhores para discriminar as doses de nitrogênio aplicadas em todos os períodos de avaliação estudados. O índice que apresentou maior correlação com as leituras de clorofila e massa seca foi o VARI com banda de transição do vermelho ao infravermelho.The objective of this study was to determine, among five vegetation indices, calculated based on spectral reflectance data, the one that best discriminated nitrogen rates, and presented highest correlation with chlorophyll readings and tanzania grass (Panicum maximum Jacq. dry matter. The tested vegetation indices were NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index, VARI (visible atmospherically resistant index using red edge and green bands, WDRVI (wide dynamic range vegetation index using three weighted coefficients, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2. Four nitrogen levels (0, 80, 160 and 320 kg/ha were evaluated in a randomized complete block design with three replications and three

  8. Obstructive Colitis Proximal to Obstructive Colorectal Carcinoma

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    Hye Kyung Chang

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The term “obstructive colitis” refers to ulceroinflammatory lesions occurring in the colon proximal to a completely or partially obstructing lesion. It has been referred to by various terms in the literature. This entity differs from the carcinoma of the colon that complicates true ulcerative colitis where there is involvement distal to the neoplasm as well as proximal to it. Although it has appeared in the literature over several decades, it remains an uncommon and troublesome disease. In Yonsei University Medical Center, for 11 years from January 1996 to December 2006 we encountered seven patients with obstructing colorectal carcinoma complicated by obstructive colitis. Here we report our cases to share our experience and to review the literature to facilitate the recognition and proper management of this rare disease entity.

  9. The Life Saving Effects of Hospital Proximity

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    Bertoli, Paola; Grembi, Veronica

    We assess the lifesaving effect of hospital proximity using data on fatality rates of road-traffic accidents. While most of the literature on this topic is based on changes in distance to the nearest hospital triggered by hospital closures and use OLS estimates, our identification comes from the ...... more when the road safety is low; the emergency service is not properly organized, and the nearest hospital has lower quality standards.......We assess the lifesaving effect of hospital proximity using data on fatality rates of road-traffic accidents. While most of the literature on this topic is based on changes in distance to the nearest hospital triggered by hospital closures and use OLS estimates, our identification comes from...

  10. Proximity Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy/Spectroscopy

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    Hwang, Ing-Shouh

    2016-01-01

    Here a new microscopic method is proposed to image and characterize very thin samples like few-layer materials, organic molecules, and nanostructures with nanometer or sub-nanometer resolution using electron beams of energies lower than 20 eV. The microscopic technique achieves high resolution through the proximity (or near-field) effect, as in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), while it also allows detection of transmitted electrons for imaging and spectroscopy, as in scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). This proximity transmission electron microscopy (PSTEM) does not require any lens to focus the electron beam. It also allows detailed characterization of the interaction of low-energy electron with materials. PSTEM can operate in a way very similar to scanning tunneling microscopy, which provides high-resolution imaging of geometric and electronic structures of the sample surface. In addition, it allows imaging and characterization of the interior structures of the sample based on the detected...

  11. Correlation between social proximity and mobility similarity

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    Fan, Chao; Huang, Junming; Rong, Zhihai; Zhou, Tao

    2016-01-01

    Human behaviors exhibit ubiquitous correlations in many aspects, such as individual and collective levels, temporal and spatial dimensions, content, social and geographical layers. With rich Internet data of online behaviors becoming available, it attracts academic interests to explore human mobility similarity from the perspective of social network proximity. Existent analysis shows a strong correlation between online social proximity and offline mobility similari- ty, namely, mobile records between friends are significantly more similar than between strangers, and those between friends with common neighbors are even more similar. We argue the importance of the number and diversity of com- mon friends, with a counter intuitive finding that the number of common friends has no positive impact on mobility similarity while the diversity plays a key role, disagreeing with previous studies. Our analysis provides a novel view for better understanding the coupling between human online and offline behaviors, and will...

  12. Juvenile xanthogranuloma of the proximal nail fold.

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    Piraccini, Bianca Maria; Fanti, Pier Alessandro; Iorizzo, Matilde; Tosti, Antonella

    2003-01-01

    An 18-month-old Caucasian boy presented with a firm 0.5 mm nodule, pink-red in color, with a yellow hue and some telangiectases on the surface, localized on the right thumbnail. The nodule involved all of the proximal nail fold and covered the proximal third of the nail. Pathology showed a dense dermal infiltrate of histiocytes, some of which had foamy nuclei, and multinucleated Touton giant cells. The lesion progressively decreased in size and had completely disappeared after 3 years. Periodic follow-up was important not only to monitor evolution of the juvenile xanthogranuloma, but also to avoid excessive growth of the lesion with possible definitive nail matrix damage.

  13. Children’s proximal societal conditions

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    Stanek, Anja Hvidtfeldt

    ) the children’s proximal societal conditions for development and learning, means for instance that considerations about an inclusive agenda in a (Danish) welfare state with well-developed school- and daycare system, are no longer simply thoughts about the school having space for as many pupils as possible...... the conceptualization of children’s “proximal societal conditions”. Throughout different research projects in which children’s everyday life in different daycare settings and in schools has been studied, it becomes clear that ‘the societal’ is not something that is above or outside the institutional setting...... or the children’s everyday life, but something that is represented through societal structures and actual persons participating (in political ways) within the institutional settings, in ways that has meaning to children’s possibilities to participate, learn and develop. Understanding school or daycare as (part of...

  14. Proximate determinants of fertility in Taiwan area.

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    Lo, S R; Chen, C H

    1987-06-01

    To establish base line data and to evaluate the impacts of induced abortion on fertility in Taiwan before and after legalization, and induced abortion prevalence survey was conducted. 12,516 samples of married women age 15-49 were covered to represent all of Taiwan. Bongaarts' model of proximate determinants of fertility is applied to the survey data to analyze the relationships among total fertility rate, total fecundity, and the indices of the proximate determinants on nonmarriage, contraception, induced abortion, and lacatation. The index of contraception appears to have the greatest (47%) effect on the recent decline of total fertility rate (TFR). Contraception also has the greatest effect on fertility decline among different urbanization areas: 45% for large cities; 46% for urbantownships; and 50% for rural areas. The effects of the proportion of married on the fertility of the 3 areas are 45%, 40%, and 40%, respectively. For induced abortion, the effect is 13% in urban townships and 11% in large cities.

  15. Tunable Magnetic Proximity Effects in Graphene Junctions

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    Lazic, Predrag; Belashchenko, Kirill; Zutic, Igor

    2015-03-01

    The characteristic length of the magnetic proximity effects exceed the thickness of a graphene layer leading to an important, but typically overlooked, modifications of equilibrium and transport properties, as well as the implications for graphene spintronics. Using the first-principles studies that integrate a real space density functional theory (GPAW) with the state-of-the art boundary elements electrostatic code based on the Robin Hood method, we explore tunable electronic structure and magnetic proximity effects in the ferromagnet/insulator/graphene junctions. We show that the inclusion of a finite-size gate electrodes and van der Walls interaction lead to nontrivial effects that could also be important in other two-dimensional materials beyond graphene. Work supported by US ONR, NSF-DMR and Nebraska NSF MRSEC.

  16. [Proximity and breastfeeding at the maternity hospital].

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    Fradin-Charrier, Anne-Claire

    2015-01-01

    The establishment of breastfeeding, as well as its duration, are facilitated through the proximity of the mother with her new baby. However, in maternity hospitals, breastfeeding mothers very often leave their baby in the nursery at night time. A study carried out in 2014 in several maternity hospitals put forward suggestions and highlighted areas to improve in everyday practice. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  17. Proximal humeral fractures treated with arthroplasty

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    QIAN Qi-rong; WU Hai-shan; ZHOU Wei-jiang; LI Xiao-hua; WU Yu-li

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To explore arthroplasty in treating 3- and 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus.Methods: A total of 132 patients with proximal humeral fractures were treated in our hospital from July 1997 to February 2003. According to Neer's classification, the fractures of 45 patients (14 males and 31 females, aged 31-78 years, 56.1 years±7.8 years on an average) belonged to 3- or 4-part fractures (10 patients with 4-part fracture and 35 with 3-part comminuted fracture) and they were treated with shoulder joint arthroplasty. Unipolar prosthesis replacement of the head of humerus was made in 28 cases, while bipolar prosthesis replacement in 2 cases and total shoulder joint replacement in 15 cases. Results: During the follow-up period (range: 12-72 months, mean: 37.3 months±4.1 months), among the 45 patients who suffered from fractures of the proximal humerus and underwent arthroplasty surgery, 44 patients (97.8%) had no postoperative pain and were satisfied with the active range of motion and with the whole treatment results. And radiography showed that the prostheses were at their good position. One patient had postoperative pain because he had so narrow medullary cavity that the humeral prosthesis could not be put deeply enough and the prosthesis head was a little higher over the anatomic level. He did not have good postoperative active range of motion, either. Then he received a review surgery and got satisfied results. Temporary shoulder stiffness was observed in one patient. Manual release of these adhesions improved the shoulder function. No evidence of nonunion of the fracture segments around the humeral prosthesis stem was found. Conclusions: Shoulder arthroplasty is a dependable method to restore the comfort and function of the should joints of the patients with 3- or 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus.

  18. Proximal femoral reconstruction with custom mega prosthesis

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    Seventy-seven patients with proximal femoral tumours underwent limb salvage surgery with custom mega prostheses between July 1989 and January 2002. We describe 44 cases with a mean follow-up of 57.8 months. Forty-one patients presented with malignant neoplasms of which 11 were malignant giant cell tumours, eight were chondrosarcoma and five were metastases. Wide margins were achieved for all malignant tumours, and marginal resection was done for all benign and metastatic lesions. Six patients...

  19. Proximal monomelic amyotrophy of the upper limb.

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    Amir, D; Magora, A; Vatine, J J

    1987-07-01

    A 30-year-old patient of Central European origin, suffering from monomelic amyotrophy, is presented. The disease was characterized by proximal weakness of one upper limb, mainly of the shoulder girdle, accompanied by atrophy. The electrodiagnostic examination revealed signs of partial denervation in the presence of normal motor and sensory conduction. The disease, which is probably of the anterior horn cells, had a benign course and good prognosis, as evident from repeated examinations during a follow-up of eight years.

  20. Proximal relationships between PTSD and drinking behavior

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    Co-morbid PTSD and alcohol use disorders are both common and debilitating. However, many of these studies rely on cross-sectional studies that obscure more complex relationships between PTSD and drinking. Event-level studies allow for examination of proximal relationships between PTSD and drinking. Among women (n=136 with past sexual victimization, n=40 no past trauma history), a two-part mixed hurdle model was used to examine daily PTSD and drinking. On days women experienced more intrusive ...

  1. Transverse Stress Fracture of the Proximal Patella

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    Atsumi, Satoru; Arai, Yuji; Kato, Ko; Nishimura, Akinobu; Nakazora, Shigeto; Nakagawa, Shuji; Ikoma, Kazuya; Fujiwara, Hiroyoshi; Sudo, Akihiro; Kubo, Toshikazu

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Among stress fractures associated with sports activities, patellar stress fracture is rare. Regarding patella stress fractures, so far only distal transverse or lateral longitudinal fractures have been reported, but there are no reports of transverse fractures occurring in the proximal patella. We describe an extremely rare case of transverse stress fracture of proximal patella in a 9-year-old athlete. A 9-year old boy, who participated in sports (sprints and Kendo) presented with left knee pain without any external injury. In plain radiographs, a fracture line was observed in the proximal 1/3 of the left patella, and a patella stress fracture was diagnosed. For treatment, because 7 months of conservative therapy showed no improvement, internal fixation was carried out using Acutrak screws, and bone union was thus achieved. Three months after the operation, he was able to return to his previous level of athletic sports activity. Regarding the mechanism of onset, it is believed that the causes are longitudinal traction force and patellofemoral contact pressure. On the other hand, the contact region of the patella with the femur changes with the flexion angle of the knee. In the current case, the fracture occurred at a site where the patella was in contact with the femur at a flexion angle of >90°, so it is believed that it occurred as a clinical condition from being subjected to repeated longitudinal traction force and patellofemoral contact pressure at a flexion angle of >90°, during the sports activities of sprints and Kendo. The nonunion of the transverse stress fracture of his proximal patella was successfully treated with internal fixation using Acutrak screws. PMID:26871789

  2. Isolated Proximal Tibiofibular Dislocation during Soccer

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    Casey Chiu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Proximal tibiofibular dislocations are rarely encountered in the Emergency Department (ED. We present a case involving a man presenting to the ED with left knee pain after making a sharp left turn on the soccer field. His physical exam was only remarkable for tenderness over the lateral fibular head. His X-rays showed subtle abnormalities of the tibiofibular joint. The dislocation was reduced and the patient was discharged from the ED with orthopedic follow-up.

  3. Bilateral Brodie's abscess at the proximal tibia.

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    Buldu, Halil; Bilen, Fikri Erkal; Eralp, Levent; Kocaoglu, Mehmet

    2012-08-01

    Brodie's abscess is a form of subacute osteomyelitis, which typically involves the metaphyses of the long tubular bones, particularly in the tibia. The diagnosis is usually made incidentally, as there are no accompanying symptoms or laboratory studies. Bilateral involvement at the proximal tibia is unusual. However, orthopaedic surgeons should be aware of this entity, as it may present without symptoms. Checking the contralateral limb for concomitant Brodie's abscess is recommended.

  4. A proximity effect in adults' contamination intuitions

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    Laura R. Kim

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Magical beliefs about contagion via contact (Rozin, Nemeroff, Wane, and Sherrod, 1989 may emerge when people overgeneralize real-world mechanisms of contamination beyond their appropriate boundaries (Lindeman and Aarnio, 2007. Do people similarly overextend knowledge of airborne contamination mechanisms? Previous work has shown that very young children believe merely being close to a contamination source can contaminate an item (Springer and Belk 1994; we asked whether this same hyper-avoidant intuition is also reflected in adults' judgments. In two studies, we measured adults' ratings of the desirability of an object that had made contact with a source of contamination, an object nearby that had made no contact with the contaminant, and an object far away that had also made no contact. Adults showed a clear proximity effect, wherein objects near the contamination source were perceived to be less desirable than those far away, even though a separate group of adults unanimously acknowledged that contaminants could not possibly have made contact with either the nearby or far-away object (Study 1. The proximity effect also remained robust when a third group of adults was explicitly told that no contaminating particles had made contact with the objects at any time (Study 2. We discuss implications of our findings for extending the scope of magical contagion effects beyond the contact principle, for understanding the persistence of intuitive theories despite broad acceptance of science-based theories, and for constraining interpretations of the developmental work on proximity beliefs.

  5. Proximity effect correction concerning forward scattering

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    Tsunoda, Dai; Shoji, Masahiro; Tsunoe, Hiroyuki

    2010-09-01

    The Proximity Effect is a critical problem in EB Lithography which is used in Photomask writing. Proximity Effect means that an electron shot by gun scatters by collided with resist molecule or substrate atom causes CD variation depending on pattern density [1]. Scattering by collision with resist molecule is called as "forward scattering", that affects in dozens of nanometer range, and with substrate atom is called as "backward scattering, that affects approximately 10 micrometer in 50keV acceleration voltage respectively. In conventional Proximity Effect Correction (PEC) for mask writing, we don't need to think forward scattering effect. However we should think about forward scattering because of smaller feature size. We have proposed a PEC software product named "PATACON PC-Cluster"[2], which can concern forward scattering and calculate optimum dose modulation. In this communication, we explain the PEC processing throughput when the that takes forward scattering into account. The key technique is to use different processing field size for forward scattering calculation. Additionally, the possibility is shown that effective PEC may be available by connecting forward scattering and backward scattering.

  6. Proximate Analysis of Dragon Fruit (Hylecereus polyhizus

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    Ruzainah A. Jaafar

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Dragon fruit (Hylecereus polyhizus is well known for the rich nutrient contents and it is commercially available worldwide for improving many health problems. Several studies show the proximity value of red pitaya fruits but the nutrient composition of the stem has not been extensively studied. Approach: This study was carried out to measure the proximate analysis of moisture content, water activity, ash, crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, glucose and ascorbic acids content in premature and mature of dragon fruit. The dried powder was produced from the stem of dragon fruit and the proximate analysis of dragon fruit stem was compared between freeze drying process and drying oven process. Results: Results of this study showed that 96% moisture; 0.270 g of protein; 0.552 g L-1 glucose and 132.95 mg L-1 ascorbic acid of dragon fruit stem found higher than the fruit flesh of the dragon fruit. Conclusion: The premature stem had higher values than the mature stem of the dragon fruit which may helpful in preventing the risk factors of certain diseases.

  7. Management of proximal humerus fractures in adults.

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    Vachtsevanos, Leonidas; Hayden, Lydia; Desai, Aravind S; Dramis, Asterios

    2014-11-18

    The majority of proximal humerus fractures are low-energy osteoporotic injuries in the elderly and their incidence is increasing in the light of an ageing population. The diversity of fracture patterns encountered renders objective classification of prognostic value challenging. Non-operative management has been associated with good functional outcomes in stable, minimally displaced and certain types of displaced fractures. Absolute indications for surgery are infrequent and comprise compound, pathological, multi-fragmentary head-splitting fractures and fracture dislocations, as well as those associated with neurovascular injury. A constantly expanding range of reconstructive and replacement options however has been extending the indications for surgical management of complex proximal humerus fractures. As a result, management decisions are becoming increasingly complicated, in an attempt to provide the best possible treatment for each individual patient, that will successfully address their specific fracture configuration, comorbidities and functional expectations. Our aim was to review the management options available for the full range of proximal humerus fractures in adults, along with their specific advantages, disadvantages and outcomes.

  8. Proximal Gastrojejunal Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenal Resection

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    M. Wayne

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Reconstruction by proximal gastrojejunostomy, and distal biliary and pancreatic anastomoses is infrequently used after resection of the head of the pancreas because of fear of fistulas and cholangitis. Pancreaticoduodenectomy is being performed more frequently for cystic malignant and premalignant lesions. Because of this there is a need for endoscopic visualization and biopsy of the residual pancreatic duct, since multi-centricity is characteristic of some of these malignancies. Since endoscopic access of the bile duct and pancreatic duct is difficult and unsuccessful in 50–70% after B II or Roux Y reconstruction, we prospectively studied the merit and complications (early and late of proximal gastrojejunal (PGJ reconstruction after pancreaticoduodenal resection. Material and Methods. Thirty nine consecutive, non-radomized patients underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy and PGJ reconstruction over 14 mos. There were 21 males and 18 females. Results. 7 patients with IPMN have undergone repeat CT scanning for surveillance, with 3 requiring repeat EUS and ERCP. There were no technical difficulties accessing the pancreas or the pancreatic duct, supporting the PGJ reconstruction. Conclusion. Proximal gastrojejunal reconstruction following pancreaticoduodenal resection may be safely done with similar morbidity to traditional pancreaticojejunal reconstructions. PGJ reconstruction may be of greater value when direct visual access to the bile duct or pancreatic duct is necessary, and should be considered when doing resection for mucinous cysts or IPMN of the head of the pancreas.

  9. Changes in proximate composition and oil characteristics during flaxseed development

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    Herchi, W.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization-Mass Spectrometry (APPI-MS and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC are the two analytical methods that were used to characterize Triacylglycerols (TAGs during flaxseed development. The HPLC method of the oils showed the presence of 15 TAG species. In contrast to the HPLC chromatograms, the APPI-MS showed 17 peaks of TAG. APPI-MS is more rapid than the HPLC method (11 min. The iodine value of the oils showed a gradual increase, while the oil stability continuously decreased. Proximate composition during flaxseed development revealed that flaxseed is potentially a good source of dietary energy and protein. At full maturity, flaxseed contained 37% oil and 24% protein on a dry-weight basis; albumin was the major storage protein (53% of total storage proteins followed by globulin (33% and glutelin fractions (11%. Prolamins had the lowest percentage with 3%. α-amylase activity was higher in the mature seeds than the young ones.Fotoionización a presión atmosférica-Espectrometría de masas (APPI-MS y cromatografía líquida de alta resolución (HPLC son dos métodos de análisis que se utilizaron para caracterizar triglicéridos (TAGs durante el desarrollo de semillas de linaza. El método HPLC mostró la presencia de 15 especies de TAG, en contraste, los cromatogramas de APPI-MS mostraron 17 picos de TAG siendo el método APPI-MS más rápido que el de HPLC (11 min. El índice de yodo de los aceites mostró un aumento gradual, mientras que la estabilidad disminuyó continuamente. El estudio de la composición proximal de la linaza durante su desarrollo, mostró que esta semilla es una fuente potencialmente buena de energía y de proteína para la dieta. Al final de la maduración, la linaza contenía 37 % de aceite y 24 % de proteína sobre peso seco; albúmina fue la principal proteína de almacenamiento (53% sobre el total de las proteínas de almacenamiento seguido de la globulina (33 % y glutelina

  10. A Regularized Algorithm for the Proximal Split Feasibility Problem

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    Zhangsong Yao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The proximal split feasibility problem has been studied. A regularized method has been presented for solving the proximal split feasibility problem. Strong convergence theorem is given.

  11. Proximity to coast is linked to climate change belief

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    Milfont, Taciano L; Evans, Laurel; Sibley, Chris G; Ries, Jan; Cunningham, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    .... The present study examined the relationship between physical proximity to the coastline and climate change belief, as proximity may be related to experiencing or anticipating the effects of climate...

  12. Análise macroscópica infra-vermelha da difusão do óxido nitroso via inalatória para a cavidade abdominal, em ratos submetidos a pneumoperitônio Análisis macroscópica infrarroja de la difusión del óxido nitroso vía inhalatoria para la cavidad abdominal, en ratones sometidos a pneumoperitoneo Macroscopic infrared analysis of inhaled nitrous oxide diffusion to abdominal cavity in rats submitted to pneumoperitoneum

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    Daniel Colman

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O óxido nitroso (N2O, por ser uma estrutura tri-atômica assimétrica, assume características de alta emissão e absorção de energia no espectro infra-vermelho, com um pico característico de absorção em 4,5 µm, o que o torna visível ao infra-vermelho curto, quando contrastado com uma fonte emissora de calor (anteparo quente. Diversos autores têm descrito a difusão do N2O para cavidades fechadas por métodos como cromatografia gasosa e analisador de gases, que não permitem um estudo macroscópico detalhado do gás. O presente estudo teve como objetivo a filmagem macroscópica no espectro infra-vermelho da difusão de N2O, utilizado em anestesia inalatória, para a cavidade peritoneal de ratos submetidos a pneumoperitônio de 20 mmHg com ar ambiente. MÉTODO: Dividiu-se os animais em três grupos, de acordo com o anestésico utilizado: I - controle venoso: tiopental intra-peritoneal; II - controle inalatório: isoflurano a 1,2% em O2 100%; III - óxido nitroso: N2O 66% em oxigênio e isoflurano a 0,6%. Os termogramas provenientes da descompressão abdominal foram obtidos, por meio de um radiômetro AGEMA 550 filmados a 7 quadros por segundo. RESULTADOS: O N2O demonstrou-se visível ao infra-vermelho. No momento da descompressão abdominal, não houve nos grupos I e II termogramas com rastros de gases visíveis ao infra-vermelho. Houve, porém, rastros de gases visíveis ao infra-vermelho no grupo III. CONCLUSÕES: Conclui-se que o óxido nitroso inalatório a 66% difundiu-se para a cavidade peritoneal de ratos submetidos a pneumoperitônio de 20 mmHg com ar ambiente, sem aumento de pressão intra-abdominal.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El óxido nitroso (N2O, por ser una estructura tri-atómica asimétrica, toma características de alta emisión y absorción de energía en el espectro infrarrojo, con un pico característico de absorción en 4,5 µm, lo que lo hace visible al infrarrojo corto, cuando contrastado

  13. Ortesis para amortiguación de temblor

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    Pons Rovira, José Luis; Rocon, Eduardo; Loureiro, Rui; Belda-Lois, J. M.; Lawrence, Normie

    2007-01-01

    Ortesis para amortiguación de temblor. El objeto de esta invención es un dispositivo ortésico portátil que es compacto y no invasivo. El dispositivo ortésico es de utilidad para el amortiguamiento del temblor y comprende: Un sustrato o sistema de soporte para fijar el dispositivo al miembro superior que comprende una parte distal y una parte proximal. Al menos un sensor unido al sustrato para medir el movimiento del miembro y generar una señal sensorial. Al menos un actuador ancl...

  14. A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF PROXIMAL HUMERUS INTERNAL LOCKING SYSTEM PLATING FOR DISPLACED PROXIMAL HUMERUS FRACTURES

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    Kumarswami Ramulu

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    Full Text Available AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the functional outcome, benefits and complications of open reduction and internal fixation of displaced proximal humerus fractures with proximal humerus locking plate. METHODS We studied the functional outcome of 40 patients aged between 15 to 65 years from September 2013 to February 2015, who had displaced proximal humerus fracture and underwent PHILOS plate fixation for the same. Fractures were classified according to NEER’s and AO classification. Patients were followed up for a minimum period of 1 year. Functional outcomes and shoulder range of movement were assessed based on the Constant and Murley scoring system. RESULTS Patients were followed up for 12 months. All fractures healed satisfactorily; 12 weeks (27.5% was the most common union time (radiological finding in the study population followed by 8 weeks (22.5% and 10 weeks (20%. Avascular necrosis was noted in 1 patient, mild infection in 2 patients and stiffness in 2 patients. The mean Constant score at 6 weeks was 40.39, at 12 weeks was 59.24, at 6 months was 73.88 and at one year was 75.62. Constant score continues to improve till 1 year. CONCLUSION Proximal humerus locking plate gives a reliable, stable fixation for fractures of proximal humerus with a good radiological union and good functional outcome.

  15. The regional dimension of intergenerational proximity in the Netherlands

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    van der Pers, Marieke; Mulder, Clara H.

    2013-01-01

    Previous research has shown the impact of individual characteristics on intergenerational proximity but has largely ignored the regional dimension of such proximity. In this paper, we examine the regional variation in intergenerational proximity in the Netherlands. We address this issue by incorpora

  16. Temporal Proximity Promotes Integration of Overlapping Events.

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    Zeithamova, Dagmar; Preston, Alison R

    2017-03-02

    Events with overlapping elements can be encoded as two separate representations or linked into an integrated representation; yet, we know little about the conditions that promote one form of representation over the other. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the proximity of overlapping events would increase the probability of integration. Participants first established memories for house-object and face-object pairs; half of the pairs were learned 24 hr before a fMRI session, and the other half 30 min before the session. During scanning, participants encoded object-object pairs that overlapped with the initial pairs acquired on the same or prior day. Participants were also scanned as they made inference judgments about the relationships among overlapping pairs learned on the same or different day. Participants were more accurate and faster when inferring relationships among memories learned on the same day relative to those acquired across days, suggesting that temporal proximity promotes integration. Evidence for reactivation of existing memories-as measured by a visual content classifier-was equivalent during encoding of overlapping pairs from the two temporal conditions. In contrast, evidence for integration-as measured by a mnemonic strategy classifier from an independent study [Richter, F. R., Chanales, A. J. H., & Kuhl, B. A. Predicting the integration of overlapping memories by decoding mnemonic processing states during learning. Neuroimage, 124, 323-335, 2016]-was greater for same-day overlapping events, paralleling the behavioral results. During inference itself, activation patterns further differentiated when participants were making inferences about events acquired on the same day versus across days. These findings indicate that temporal proximity of events promotes integration and further influences the neural mechanisms engaged during inference.

  17. Proximity effect-induced superconducting networks

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    Tsuchiya, S.; Tanda, S.

    2009-02-01

    We have studied proximity effect-induced superconductivity of micro wire networks in a magnetic field for investigating topological effects of the superconducting order parameter through Little-Parks oscillation. We prepared a regular honeycomb network, which has Pb-Au bilayer structure, by standard electron beam lithography and measured variation of superconducting transition temperature (Tc) in a magnetic field. We also fabricated a honeycomb network made of Pb monolayer and measured it in the same way. In the experimental results of the monolayer network, 2.06 ± 0.02 Gauss of periodic variation of Tc in a magnetic field was observed at around 7.2 K. The area estimated from this period is 10.04 μm2 and correspond to unit honeycomb enclosed by center of the wire. While, in the results of the bilayer network, 2.66 ± 0.04 Gauss of periodic variation of Tc in a magnetic field was observed at around 4.3 K because of the proximity effect. The area estimated from this period is 7.78 μm2 and correspond to unit honeycomb enclosed by edge of the wire. In the latter case, the superconducting current flows through edge of the wire since the order parameter can be considered to be more developed and inhomogeneous on the wire cross-section at around 4.3 K less than 7.2 K. Consequently, a novel network of paths flowing through the superconducting current, which consists of loops enclosed by edge of the wire, can be realized by controlling the proximity effect.

  18. Periprosthetic proximal femur fractures: current concepts.

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    Parvizi, Javad; Vegari, David N

    2011-06-01

    With the increase in demand for total hip and knee arthroplasty, the orthopaedic community has seen a dramatic increase in periprosthetic fractures. Given the high morbidity and mortality associated with these fractures, the orthopaedic surgeon needs to be prepared to deal with this difficult problem. The purpose of this article is to provide the surgeon with an algorithmic approach that allows for easy classification and treatment options for periprosthetic fractures of the proximal femur. Such an approach should prevent the mismanagement of these complications.

  19. Proximal iliotibial band syndrome: case report

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    Guilherme Guadagnini Falotico

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The overuse injuries in the hip joint occur commonly in sports practitioners and currently due to technical advances in diagnostic imaging, especially magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, are often misdiagnosed. Recently, a group of people were reported, all female, with pain and swelling in the pelvic region.T2-weighted MRI showed increased signal in the enthesis of the iliotibial band (ITB along the lower border of the iliac tubercle. We report a case of a 34 year old woman, non-professional runner, with pain at the iliac crest with no history of trauma and whose MRI was compatible with the proximal iliotibial band syndrome.

  20. Management of posttraumatic proximal interphalangeal joint contracture.

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    Houshian, Shirzad; Jing, Shan Shan; Chikkamuniyappa, Chandrasekar; Kazemian, Gholam Hussein; Emami-Moghaddam-Tehrani, Mohammad

    2013-08-01

    Chronic flexion contracture of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint presents a common yet challenging problem to hand surgeons. Over the years, multiple treatment modalities have been described for this problem, producing limited results. Nonoperative treatment using serial casting and splints should be tried before attempting open surgical release, which should be done in selected patients. The use of external fixation for treating PIP contracture has been encouraging and can be a useful alterative. This review provides an update on the current management of PIP joint contractures and presents a flowchart of treatment to aid decision making. Copyright © 2013 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Proximity Action theory of superconductive nanostructures

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    Skvortsov, M A; Larkin, A I; Feigel' man, M V [L D Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kosygina 2, 117940 Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2001-10-01

    We review a novel approach to the superconductive proximity effect in disordered normal-superconducting (N-S) structures. The method is based on the multicharge Keldysh action and is suitable for the treatment of interaction and fluctuation effects. As an application of the formalism, we study the subgap conductance and noise in two-dimensional N-S systems in the presence of the electron-electron interaction in the Cooper channel. It is shown that singular nature of the interaction correction at large scales leads to a nonmonotonuos temperature, voltage and magnetic field dependence of the Andreev conductance. (4. mesoscopic superconductivity)

  2. Impacted valgus fractures of the proximal humerus☆

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    Ribeiro, Fabiano Rebouças; Takesian, Fernando Hovaguim; Bezerra, Luiz Eduardo Pimentel; Filho, Rômulo Brasil; Júnior, Antonio Carlos Tenor; da Costa, Miguel Pereira

    2016-01-01

    Impacted valgus fractures of the proximal humerus are considered to be a special type fracture, since impaction of the humeral head on the metaphysis with maintenance of the posteromedial periosteum improves the prognosis regarding occurrences of avascular necrosis. This characteristic can also facilitate the reduction maneuver and increase the consolidation rate of these fractures, even in more complex cases. The studies included were obtained by searching the Bireme, Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar databases for those published between 1991 and 2013. The objective of this study was to identify the most common definitions, classifications and treatment methods used for these fractures in the orthopedic medical literature. PMID:27069878

  3. OBTURACIONES DE RESINA EN LA ZONA PROXIMAL.

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    Lahoud Salem, Víctor; Doctor en 0dontología Profesor Principal del Departamento Académico de Estomatología Rehabilitadora. Fac. Odontología UNMSM.

    2014-01-01

    Las restauraciones de resinas en la zona proximal serán en el futuro la alternativa más importante a la obturación de amalgama. El éxito y el fracaso dependen fundamentalmente de la indicación a causa de la compleja técnica de trabajo y de las características del material. El tratamiento de pequeños defectos, en particular lesiones primarias, presentan mejores posibilidades que las restauraciones de cavidades mayores.Persiste cierta inseguridad al restaurar con resina las cavidades de clase I...

  4. Keldysh proximity action for disordered superconductors

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    M V Feigel'man; A I Larkin; M A Skvortsov

    2005-06-01

    We review a novel approach to the superconductive proximity effect in disordered normal–superconducting (N–S) structures. The method is based on the multicharge Keldysh action and is suitable for the treatment of interaction and fluctuation effects. As an application of the formalism, we study the subgap conductance and noise in two-dimensional N–S systems in the presence of the electron–electron interaction in the Cooper channel. It is shown that singular nature of the interaction correction at large scales leads to a nonmonotonuos temperature, voltage and magnetic field dependence of the Andreev conductance.

  5. LA ENSEÑANZA DE UNA BIOÉTICA PROXIMAL

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    Miguel Kottow

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La enseñanza de la bioética pierde contacto con la realidad social en la cual se ejercen las actividades de su ámbito (medicina, investigación biomédica, salud pública. Su reflexión práctica se vuelve esquemática y cortocircuitada en principios y dogmas, incluso proponiendo modos algorítmicos de decisión. El original discurso sobre la depuración moral del encuentro clínico, la relación paciente-médico y probando-investigador comandados por decisiones informadas pierde relevancia por cuanto estas práctica se han distorsionado por efecto de la biomedicina impersonal. Por otro lado, la bioética se deja seducir por el lenguaje holístico de la ética global, adhiriendo al coro de buenas intenciones que se estrellan con una realipolitik que permite el aumento de inequidades, el deterioro ambiental, la inseguridad ciudadana. La ética debe recuperar su enfoque proximal, intermediando entre la teoría y las prácticas con un discurso atingente a los problemas reales y de suficiente rigor como para influir sobre su entorno social.

  6. Use of digital images for evaluating soil compaction in the culture of beans Uso de imagens digitais para avaliação da compactação do solo na cultura do feijão

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    Daniel Mariano Leite

    2012-04-01

    ínimo utilizando grade niveladora-destorroadora e cultivo mínimo utilizando escarificador. Foram avaliados a resposta espectral utilizando índices de vegetação (NDVI, RS, GNDVI, VARI, WDRVI e SAVI, calculados a partir dos valores dos números digitais das imagens e dos valores estimados da reflectância. Para aquisição das imagens foi utilizado uma plataforma contendo duas câmeras digitais, uma sensível na região do visível (RGB e a outra sensível na região do infravermelho próximo, esta plataforma foi acoplada a um balão inflado com gás hélio. Os índices de vegetação obtidos a partir dos valores dos números digitais das imagens só foram capazes de diferirem os tratamentos aos 70 dias após o plantio. Os índices obtidos pelos valores estimados da reflectância diferiram os tratamentos aos 34 e 70 dias após o plantio.

  7. Carbon nanotube proximity influences rice DNA

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    Katti, Dinesh R.; Sharma, Anurag; Pradhan, Shashindra Man; Katti, Kalpana S.

    2015-07-01

    The uptake of carbon nanotubes (CNT) influences the output of plants, potentially through interactions between the DNA and CNTs. However, little is known about the changes in the plant DNA due to CNT proximity. We report changes in rice plant DNA in the proximity of single walled CNT (SWCNT) using molecular dynamics simulations. The DNA experiences breaking and forming of hydrogen bonds due to unzipping of Watson-Crick (WC) nucleobase pairs and wrapping onto SWCNT. The number of hydrogen bonds between water and DNA nucleobases decreases due to the presence of SWCNT. A higher number of guanine-cytosine (Gua-Cyt) WC hydrogen bonds break as compared to adenine-thymine (Ade-Thy), which suggests that Gua and Cyt bases play a dominant role in DNA-SWCNT interactions. We also find that changes to non-WC nucleobase pairs and van der Waals attractive interactions between WC nucleobase pairs and SWCNT cause significant changes in the conformation of the DNA.

  8. Are classifications of proximal radius fractures reproducible?

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    dos Santos João BG

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Fractures of the proximal radius need to be classified in an appropriate and reproducible manner. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the three most widely used classification systems. Methods Elbow radiographs images of patients with proximal radius fractures were classified according to Mason, Morrey, and Arbeitsgemeinschaft für osteosynthesefragen/Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO/ASIF classifications by four observers with different experience with this subject to assess their intra- and inter-observer agreement. Each observer analyzed the images on three different occasions on a computer with numerical sequence randomly altered. Results We found that intra-observer agreement of Mason and Morrey classifications were satisfactory (κ = 0.582 and 0.554, respectively, while the AO/ASIF classification had poor intra-observer agreement (κ = 0.483. Inter-observer agreement was higher in the Mason (κ = 0.429-0.560 and Morrey (κ = 0.319-0.487 classifications than in the AO/ASIF classification (κ = 0.250-0.478, which showed poor reliability. Conclusion Inter- and intra-observer agreement of the Mason and Morey classifications showed overall satisfactory reliability when compared to the AO/ASIF system. The Mason classification is the most reliable system.

  9. Obesity and Supermarket Access: Proximity or Price?

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    Aggarwal, Anju; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Monsivais, Pablo; Moudon, Anne V

    2012-01-01

    Objectives. We examined whether physical proximity to supermarkets or supermarket price was more strongly associated with obesity risk. Methods. The Seattle Obesity Study (SOS) collected and geocoded data on home addresses and food shopping destinations for a representative sample of adult residents of King County, Washington. Supermarkets were stratified into 3 price levels based on average cost of the market basket. Sociodemographic and health data were obtained from a telephone survey. Modified Poisson regression was used to test the associations between obesity and supermarket variables. Results. Only 1 in 7 respondents reported shopping at the nearest supermarket. The risk of obesity was not associated with street network distances between home and the nearest supermarket or the supermarket that SOS participants reported as their primary food source. The type of supermarket, by price, was found to be inversely and significantly associated with obesity rates, even after adjusting for individual-level sociodemographic and lifestyle variables, and proximity measures (adjusted relative risk = 0.34; 95% confidence interval = 0.19, 0.63) Conclusions. Improving physical access to supermarkets may be one strategy to deal with the obesity epidemic; improving economic access to healthy foods is another. PMID:22698052

  10. Updated Classification System for Proximal Humeral Fractures

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    Guix, José M. Mora; Pedrós, Juan Sala; Serrano, Alejandro Castaño

    2009-01-01

    Proximal humeral fractures can restrict daily activities and, therefore, deserve efficient diagnoses that minimize complications and sequels. For good diagnosis and treatment, patient characteristics, variability in the forms of the fractures presented, and the technical difficulties in achieving fair results with surgical treatment should all be taken into account. Current classification systems for these fractures are based on anatomical and pathological principles, and not on systematic image reading. These fractures can appear in many different forms, with many characteristics that must be identified. However, many current classification systems lack good reliability, both inter-observer and intra-observer for different image types. A new approach to image reading, following a well-designed set and sequence of variables to check, is needed. We previously reported such an image reading system. In the present study, we report a classification system based on this image reading system. Here we define 21 fracture characteristics and apply them along with classical Codman approaches to classify fractures. We base this novel classification system for classifying proximal humeral fractures on a review of scientific literature and improvements to our image reading protocol. Patient status, fracture characteristics and surgeon circumstances have been important issues in developing this system. PMID:19574487

  11. Congenital anomalies and proximity to landfill sites.

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    Boyle, E

    2004-01-01

    The occurrence of congenital anomalies in proximity to municipal landfill sites in the Eastern Region (counties Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow) was examined by small area (district electoral division), distance and clustering tendancies in relation to 83 landfills, five of which were major sites. The study included 2136 cases of congenital anomaly, 37,487 births and 1423 controls between 1986 and 1990. For the more populous areas of the region 50% of the population lived within 2-3 km of a landfill and within 4-5 km for more rural areas. In the area-level analysis, the standardised prevalence ratios, empirical and full Bayesian modelling, and Kulldorff\\'s spatial scan statistic found no association between the residential area of cases and location of landfills. In the case control analysis, the mean distance of cases and controls from the nearest landfill was similar. The odds ratios of cases compared to controls for increasing distances from all landfills and major landfills showed no significant difference from the baseline value of 1. The kernel and K methods showed no tendency of cases to cluster in relationship to landfills. In conclusion, congenital anomalies were not found to occur more commonly in proximity to municipal landfills.

  12. Proximal clavicle excision: an analysis of results.

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    Acus, R W; Bell, R H; Fisher, D L

    1995-01-01

    Medial clavicle excision has been reported by several authors, but few cases are documented, and long-term follow-up information is lacking. The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term results of medial clavicle excision in regard to function, pain, cosmesis, and complications. Fifteen patients ranging in age from 18 to 64 years (average 43 years) were evaluated an average of 4.6 years (range 1 to 14 years) after proximal clavicle excision. The indications for excision were unstable anterior subluxation/dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint (four cases), unstable posterior dislocation (one case), sternoclavicular osteoarthritis (nine cases), and proximal clavicle osteomyelitis (one case). An average of 2.9 cm of the medial clavicle was excised (range 1 to 4 cm). Fourteen of the 15 patients received significant relief of pain. On a strict grading scale four patients had an excellent result, five a good result, four a fair result, and two a poor result. Regeneration of the clavicle appeared to contribute to a poor result. No operative complications occurred. These findings aid our understanding of surgical options and outcome in the treatment of sternoclavicular joint disease.

  13. Proximate determinants of fertility in peninsular Malaysia.

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    Tey, Nai Peng; Ng, Sor Tho; Yew, Siew Yong

    2012-05-01

    The continuing decline in fertility despite a contraction in contraceptive use in Peninsular Malaysia since the mid-1980s has triggered considerable interest in the reasons behind this phenomenon, such as increase in abortion, sterility, and out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Fertility decline has been attributed to rapid socioeconomic development, which can only influence fertility through the intermediate variables. Application of vital statistics, population census, and survey data of Peninsular Malaysia on Bongaarts's model vindicates that marriage postponement and contraceptive use are the 2 most important proximate determinants of fertility, but the effects are not uniform across the ethnic groups. For instance, the predicted total fertility rate for Chinese and Malays are 2.9 and 1.6, respectively, compared with the observed level of 3.0 and 1.9. Postpartum infecundability and abortion also play a part in explaining ethnic fertility differentials. The fertility inhibiting effects of these proximate determinants have significant implications on reproductive health and future population growth.

  14. The convergence rate of the proximal alternating direction method of multipliers with indefinite proximal regularization

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    Min Sun

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    Full Text Available Abstract The proximal alternating direction method of multipliers (P-ADMM is an efficient first-order method for solving the separable convex minimization problems. Recently, He et al. have further studied the P-ADMM and relaxed the proximal regularization matrix of its second subproblem to be indefinite. This is especially significant in practical applications since the indefinite proximal matrix can result in a larger step size for the corresponding subproblem and thus can often accelerate the overall convergence speed of the P-ADMM. In this paper, without the assumptions that the feasible set of the studied problem is bounded or the objective function’s component θ i ( ⋅ $\\theta_{i}(\\cdot$ of the studied problem is strongly convex, we prove the worst-case O ( 1 / t $\\mathcal{O}(1/t$ convergence rate in an ergodic sense of the P-ADMM with a general Glowinski relaxation factor γ ∈ ( 0 , 1 + 5 2 $\\gamma\\in(0,\\frac{1+\\sqrt{5}}{2}$ , which is a supplement of the previously known results in this area. Furthermore, some numerical results on compressive sensing are reported to illustrate the effectiveness of the P-ADMM with indefinite proximal regularization.

  15. Treatment of complex acute proximal humerus fractures using hemiarthroplasty Tratamento das fraturas complexas agudas da extremidade proximal do úmero com o uso de hemiartroplastia

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    Bruno Lobo Brandão

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the clinical and radiological results of hemiarthroplasty for treatment of complex proximal humerus fractures. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients were included, with follow-up of 12 to 62 months. Mean age was 65 years (44 to 88, and 47 patients were female (70%. Clinical assessment was performed using the University of California Los Angeles score (UCLA and measurement of range of motion (ROM according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons criteria. A standardized radiological evaluation was conducted, with special attention to healing and position of tuberosities. Patients were divided into two groups: A (anatomical healing of tuberosities and B (without anatomical healing of tuberosities. Statistical analyses were performed using the t test. Level of significance was set at p OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados funcionais e radiográficos dos pacientes submetidos à hemiartroplastia para tratamento das fraturas complexas da extremidade proximal do úmero. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos 67 pacientes, com seguimento que variou entre 12 e 62 meses. A média de idade foi de 65 anos (44 a 88 e 47 pacientes eram do sexo feminino (70%. Os pacientes foram avaliados clinicamente por meio da avaliação da amplitude de movimentos (ADM e do escore funcional da University of California Los Angeles (UCLA. A avaliação radiográfica foi feita de forma padronizada com divisão dos pacientes em dois grupos: A (consolidação do tubérculo maior em posição anatômica e B (ausência de consolidação anatômica do tubérculo maior. Na análise estatística consideramos significativos os achados com p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: A pontuação média do UCLA foi de 26 pontos, com média de oito pontos para dor e 64 pacientes satisfeitos subjetivamente (96%. Na avaliação da amplitude de movimento (ADM ativa encontramos uma média de 104º de flexão anterior e 36º de rotação lateral. No grupo A, com 33 pacientes, encontramos uma média de 122º de

  16. para Cuba

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    Armando Eloy García de la Figal Costales

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Sobre la base del análisis de la aplicación del plan de estudio «C Perfeccionado» (cuarta versión de Mecanización Agropecuaria, desde 1999 se determina como objetivo el diseño del plan de estudio de la nueva carrera de Ingeniería Agrícola para Cuba, mediante la precisión del encargo social en las nuevas condiciones, la preparación profesional existente en el ámbito mundial y nacional y las tendencias mundiales en el desarrollo de la ciencia y la técnica, empleando la metodología del diseño curricular por objetivos. Se determinaron: el objeto de estudio y de la profesión; principales problemas a resolver; campos de acción; modo de actuación; esferas de actuación y el Modelo del Profesional, siendo su objetivo más general: explotar los sistemas de ingeniería agrícola para los procesos tecnológicos y biotecnológicos de la producción agropecuaria sostenible. El plan posee como currículo básico el 79,62 % y el 40,04 % de práctica laboral e investigativa, ambos respecto al total de horas de 5 594.

  17. ANALISE DA VARIAÇÃO DA INTENSIDADE ESPECTRAL DE PROTEÍNA E ÁGUA NA DERME APÓS EXPOSIÇÃO À RADIAÇÃO DE INFRAVERMELHO

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    Aline Priscila Campos Pereira

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    Full Text Available A irradiação da luz infravermelha (IR diminui o conteúdo de carotenoides, β-caroteno e licopeno, favorece a formação de espécies reativas de oxigênio (ROS e metalo proteinases de matriz (MMP influenciando na formação dos radicais livres, diminuição de proteínas e conteúdo hídrico na pele. O objetivo desse estudo foi analisar a variação da intensidade espectral de proteína e água na derme após exposição à irradiação (IR por meio de doses de 50 e 150 mW. Foram realizadas medidas por meio da técnica de espectroscopia Raman Confocal na região do antebraço. Observou-se em geral diminuição na intensidade do pico de proteína para as duas doses de irradiação, quanto à água não houve diminuição para um participante. Conclui-se que a técnica usada é uma ferramenta imortante para análise das alterações dos arranjos quimicos presentes na pele após irradiação da luz (IR.

  18. An improved proximity force approximation for electrostatics

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    Fosco, C D; Mazzitelli, F D

    2012-01-01

    A quite straightforward approximation for the electrostatic interaction between two perfectly conducting surfaces suggests itself when the distance between them is much smaller than the characteristic lengths associated to their shapes. Indeed, in the so called "proximity force approximation" the electrostatic force is evaluated by first dividing each surface into a set of small flat patches, and then adding up the forces due two opposite pairs, the contribution of which are approximated as due to pairs of parallel planes. This approximation has been widely and successfully applied to different contexts, ranging from nuclear physics to Casimir effect calculations. We present here an improvement on this approximation, based on a derivative expansion for the electrostatic energy contained between the surfaces. The results obtained could be useful to discuss the geometric dependence of the electrostatic force, and also as a convenient benchmark for numerical analyses of the tip-sample electrostatic interaction i...

  19. PADDLE: Proximal Algorithm for Dual Dictionaries LEarning

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    Basso, Curzio; Verri, Alessandro; Villa, Silvia

    2010-01-01

    Recently, considerable research efforts have been devoted to the design of methods to learn from data overcomplete dictionaries for sparse coding. However, learned dictionaries require the solution of an optimization problem for coding new data. In order to overcome this drawback, we propose an algorithm aimed at learning both a dictionary and its dual: a linear mapping directly performing the coding. By leveraging on proximal methods, our algorithm jointly minimizes the reconstruction error of the dictionary and the coding error of its dual; the sparsity of the representation is induced by an $\\ell_1$-based penalty on its coefficients. The results obtained on synthetic data and real images show that the algorithm is capable of recovering the expected dictionaries. Furthermore, on a benchmark dataset, we show that the image features obtained from the dual matrix yield state-of-the-art classification performance while being much less computational intensive.

  20. [Ophthalmologists in the proximity of Adolf Hitler].

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    Rohrbach, J M

    2012-10-01

    Adolf Hitler met or at least knew about 5 ophthalmologists. The chair of ophthalmology in Berlin, Walther Löhlein, personally examined Hitler's eyes at least two times. The chair of ophthalmology in Breslau, Walter Dieter, developed "air raid protection spectacles" with the aid of high representatives of the NS-system and probably Adolf Hitler himself. Heinrich Wilhelm Kranz became rector of the universities of Giessen and Frankfurt/Main. He was known as a very strict advocate of the NS-race hygiene. Werner Zabel made plans for Hitler's diet and tried to interfere with Hitler's medical treatment. Finally, Hellmuth Unger was an influential representative of the medical press and a famous writer. Three of his novels with medical topics were made into a film which Hitler probably saw. Hitler had, so to say, a small "ophthalmological proximity" which, however, did not play a significant role for himself or the NS-state.

  1. Proximity to mining industry and cancer mortality.

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    Fernández-Navarro, Pablo; García-Pérez, Javier; Ramis, Rebeca; Boldo, Elena; López-Abente, Gonzalo

    2012-10-01

    Mining installations are releasing toxic substances into the environment which could pose a health problem to populations in their vicinity. We sought to investigate whether there might be excess cancer-related mortality in populations residing in towns lying in the vicinity of Spanish mining industries governed by the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive, and the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Regulation, according to the type of extraction method used. An ecologic study was designed to examine municipal mortality due to 32 types of cancer, across the period 1997 through 2006. Population exposure to pollution was estimated on the basis of distance from town of residence to pollution source. Poisson regression models, using the Bayesian conditional autoregressive model proposed by Besag, York and Molliè and Integrated Nested Laplace Approximations for Bayesian inference, were used: to analyze risk of dying from cancer in a 5-kilometer zone around mining installations; effect of type of industrial activity; and to conduct individual analyses within a 50-kilometer radius of each installation. Excess mortality (relative risk, 95% credible interval) of colorectal cancer (1.097, 1.041-1.157), lung cancer (1.066, 1.009-1.126) specifically related with proximity to opencast coal mining, bladder cancer (1.106, 1.016-1.203) and leukemia (1.093, 1.003-1.191) related with other opencast mining installations, was detected among the overall population in the vicinity of mining installations. Other tumors also associated in the stratified analysis by type of mine, were: thyroid, gallbladder and liver cancers (underground coal installations); brain cancer (opencast coal mining); stomach cancer (coal and other opencast mining installations); and myeloma (underground mining installations). The results suggested an association between risk of dying due to digestive, respiratory, hematologic and thyroid cancers and proximity to Spanish mining

  2. Fracturas do fémur proximal em duas colecções osteológicas identificadas portuguesas

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    Curate, Francisco

    2011-01-01

    As fracturas conhecidas por «fracturas osteoporóticas» ocorrem normalmente após um trauma moderado em locais esqueléticos ricos em osso trabecular, como a extremidade proximal do fémur (anca), a extremidade distal do rádio (fracturas de Colles) e as vértebras. Conquanto as fracturas sejam muito comuns em paleopatologia, a maioria remete para um evento traumático e não para a fragilidade intrínseca ao próprio osso. A literatura paleopatológica é escassa relativamente a fracturas cujo vector pr...

  3. Relationship between uniform connectedness and proximity in perceptual grouping

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    2003-01-01

    Palmer and Rock proposed that uniform connectedness (UC) occurs prior to classical Gestalt factors to define the primitive units for visual perception. Han, Humphreys and Chen, however, found that grouping by proximity can take place as quickly as that based on UC in a letter discrimination task. The present study employed a letter detection task to examine the relationship between UC and proximity grouping in 3 experiments. We showed that reaction times to targets defined by proximity or UC were equally fast when one or two global objects were presented in the visual field. However, as the number of global objects was increased, responses were faster to targets defined by UC than to targets defined by proximity. In addition, the advantage of UC over proximity was not affected by the space between global objects. The results suggest that UC was more effective than proximity in forming perceptual units under multiple object conditions. Possible reasons for this finding are discussed.

  4. Proximal arm kinematics affect grip force-load force coordination

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    Vermillion, Billy C.; Lum, Peter S; Lee, Sang Wook

    2015-01-01

    During object manipulation, grip force is coordinated with load force, which is primarily determined by object kinematics. Proximal arm kinematics may affect grip force control, as proximal segment motion could affect control of distal hand muscles via biomechanical and/or neural pathways. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of proximal kinematics on grip force modulation during object manipulation. Fifteen subjects performed three vertical lifting tasks that involved distinct...

  5. Inexact proximal Newton methods for self-concordant functions

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    Li, Jinchao; Andersen, Martin Skovgaard; Vandenberghe, Lieven

    2016-01-01

    with an application to L1-regularized covariance selection, in which prior constraints on the sparsity pattern of the inverse covariance matrix are imposed. In the numerical experiments the proximal Newton steps are computed by an accelerated proximal gradient method, and multifrontal algorithms for positive definite......We analyze the proximal Newton method for minimizing a sum of a self-concordant function and a convex function with an inexpensive proximal operator. We present new results on the global and local convergence of the method when inexact search directions are used. The method is illustrated...

  6. Avaliação da influência do infravermelho e da diatermia por microondas associados ao alongamento passivo no encurtamento dos músculos isquiotibiais - doi:10.5102/ucs.v5i1.416

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    Aline Simões Alencastro; Flavia Ladeira Dumas

    2008-01-01

    A diatermia por microondas é uma modalidade de aquecimento profundo, e a radiação infravermelha aquece praticamente a epiderme. Em algumas práticas clínicas, para se obter um maior ganho da flexibilidade usam-se técnicas de alongamento associadas ao calor. Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a influência e as diferenças na utilização dos recursos térmicos de calor profundo e superficial na flexibilidade da musculatura isquiotibial. Dezenove estudantes do Curso de Fisioterapia do Centro ...

  7. Avaliação da influência do infravermelho e da diatermia por microondas associados ao alongamento passivo no encurtamento dos músculos isquiotibiais - doi:10.5102/ucs.v5i1.416

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    Aline Simões Alencastro; Flavia Ladeira Dumas

    2008-01-01

    A diatermia por microondas é uma modalidade de aquecimento profundo, e a radiação infravermelha aquece praticamente a epiderme. Em algumas práticas clínicas, para se obter um maior ganho da flexibilidade usam-se técnicas de alongamento associadas ao calor. Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a influência e as diferenças na utilização dos recursos térmicos de calor profundo e superficial na flexibilidade da musculatura isquiotibial. Dezenove estudantes do Curso de Fisioterapia do Centro ...

  8. Surgical outcome of proximal femoral fractures using proximal femoral - locking compression plate

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    Prakash A. Sasnur

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Proximal femoral fractures are complex fractures following devastating injuries in young and elderly population. Despite marked improvement in implant design, surgical technique and patient care these fractures are associated with high incidence of implant failure, refracture and varus collapse. Intramedullary nails are technically demanding and associated with high re-operation rates. The study was done to evaluate the outcome of proximal femoral fractures treated with proximal femur locking compression plate (PF-LCP. Methods: This study is conducted at Al Ameen Medical College and Hospital, Bijapur during the period Jan 2012 to March 2014.Pertrochanteric fractures especially unstable intertrochanteric & subtrochanteric fractures were included. Technical difficulties with the implant and operating time were quantified. Union of fracture site and implant related complications were followed up clinically and radiological. The Harris Hip Score was used to evaluate the functional outcome. Results: Thirty-two patients were available for final evaluation with average age of 55.4 years. The average operation time was 1 hour and 35 minutes with mean blood loss of 180ml. Union was achieved in all the cases with an average time of 17 weeks. Complications included one case of delayed union and three cases of varus collapse. Conclusion: PF-LCP achieves anatomical reduction and stable fixation with higher union rate and fewer complications.

  9. Avaliação radiográfica da osteotomia proximal de abertura gradual da tíbia Radiographic assessment of the opening wedge proximal tibial osteotomy

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    Carlos Francisco Bittencourt Silva

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar radiograficamente indivíduos submetidos à osteotomia de abertura gradual da tíbia proximal com o objetivo de analisar a inclinação tibial proximal no plano frontal e no plano sagital e a altura patelar. MÉTODO: Foram incluídos no estudo 22 indivíduos operados no Instituto Nacional de Traumatologia e Ortopedia (INTO para correção do desvio angular em varo da tíbia pela técnica de osteotomia de abertura gradual (OAG com fixador externo monolateral da Orthofix. Foram analisados pacientes submetidos à OAG com término de tratamento entre janeiro de 2000 e dezembro de 2006. A técnica utilizada para a mensuração dos valores foi obtida através de radiografias em AP com carga e perfil com flexão a 30º dos joelhos operados. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferenças entre os valores dos índices de altura patelar e inclinação tibial pré-operatórios e pós-operatórios de significância estatística nos pacientes avaliados. CONCLUSÃO: A osteotomia tibial de abertura gradual representa uma técnica que evita os problemas apresentados pela osteotomia tibial proximal alta, pois ela é realizada sem promover alterações do mecanismo extensor, desequilíbrio ligamentar ou distorções na tíbia proximal.OBJETIVO: To radiographically evaluate patients who underwent opening wedge proximal tibial osteotomy in order to analyze the proximal tibial slope in the frontal plane, sagittal plane, and patellar height. METHOD: The study included 22 patients operated on at the Instituto Nacional de Traumatologia e Ortopedia (INTO for the correction of varus angular tibial deviation using the opening wedge osteotomy (OWO technique with the Orthofix monolateral external fixator. We analyzed patients with OWO having completed treatment between January 2000 and December 2006. Values were measured by using X-rays of the anteroposterior profile with load and lateral profile with 30º flexion of the operated knees. RESULTS: No statistically

  10. para palmito

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    Francisco Paulo Chaimsohn

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Densidades de siembra, arreglos espaciales y fertilización en pejibaye (Bactris gasipaes cv Diamantes-10 para palmito. La investigación se llevó a cabo en la Estación Experimental Los Diamantes (Guápiles, Costa Rica, el 3 de octubre del 2003, cuyo objetivo fue la evaluación del efecto de diferentes densidades de siembra (3.333, 5.000 y 6.666 plantas/ha, arreglos espaciales, y diversos métodos de fertilización (química, orgánica, sobre el crecimiento de las plantas de pejibaye para producción de palmito. Se consideraron las variables diámetro y altura del tallo primario y el número de hojas y rebrotes como indicadores de producción. El período de evolución abarcó sólo los primeros 25 meses de crecimiento en el campo. El número de hojas, la altura y el diámetro del tallo no mostraron diferencias de respuesta relevantes. Sólo el número de rebrotes disminuyó al aumentar la densidad de la población, cuando se midió a los 15 meses de edad. El efecto de la fertilización se hizo evidente después de la primera cosecha, realizada a los 20 meses, debido al aumento de la competencia entre plantas, ahora más desarrolladas. Fue entonces cuando la fertilización química indujo la producción de un mayor número y vigor de los rebrotes. Sin embargo, las prácticas evaluadas 25 meses después de la siembra, no habían infl uido hasta ese momento en el número de palmitos cosechados, ni tampoco había afectado las características físicas de los sectores foliar y caulinar del palmito.

  11. Proximal spinal muscular atrophy: current orthopedic perspective

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    Full Text Available Gerrit Haaker, Albert Fujak Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany Abstract: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA is a hereditary neuromuscular disease of lower motor neurons that is caused by a defective "survival motor neuron" (SMN protein that is mainly associated with proximal progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. Although SMA involves a wide range of disease severity and a high mortality and morbidity rate, recent advances in multidisciplinary supportive care have enhanced quality of life and life expectancy. Active research for possible treatment options has become possible since the disease-causing gene defect was identified in 1995. Nevertheless, a causal therapy is not available at present, and therapeutic management of SMA remains challenging; the prolonged survival is increasing, especially orthopedic, respiratory and nutritive problems. This review focuses on orthopedic management of the disease, with discussion of key aspects that include scoliosis, muscular contractures, hip joint disorders, fractures, technical devices, and a comparative approach of conservative and surgical treatment. Also emphasized are associated complications including respiratory involvement, perioperative care and anesthesia, nutrition problems, and rehabilitation. The SMA disease course can be greatly improved with adequate therapy with established orthopedic procedures in a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach. Keywords: spinal muscular atrophy, scoliosis, contractures, fractures, lung function, treatment, rehabilitation, surgery, ventilation, nutrition, perioperative management

  12. Proximity effects in cold atom artificial graphene

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    Grass, Tobias; Tarruell, Leticia; Pellegrini, Vittorio; Lewenstein, Maciej

    2016-01-01

    Cold atoms in an optical lattice with brick-wall geometry have been used to mimic graphene, a two-dimensional material with characteristic Dirac excitations. Here we propose to bring such artificial graphene into the proximity of a second atomic layer with a square lattice geometry. For non-interacting fermions, we find that such bilayer system undergoes a phase transition from a graphene-like semi-metal phase, characterized by a band structure with Dirac points, to a gapped band insulator phase. In the presence of attractive interactions between fermions with pseudospin-1/2 degree of freedom, a competition between semi-metal and superfluid behavior is found at the mean-field level. Upon tuning the coupling between the layers, the system exhibits re-entrant superfluid phases. Using the quantum Monte Carlo method, we also investigate the case of strong repulsive interactions. In the Mott phase, each layer exhibits a different amount of long-range magnetic order. Upon coupling both layers, a valence-bond crysta...

  13. Imaging of rectus femoris proximal tendinopathies

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    Pesquer, Lionel; Poussange, Nicolas; Meyer, Philippe; Dallaudiere, Benjamin; Feldis, Matthieu [Clinique du Sport de Bordeaux, Centre d' Imagerie Osteo-articulaire, Merignac (France); Sonnery-Cottet, Bertrand [Groupe Ramsay Generale de Sante - Hopital Prive Jean Mermoz, Centre Orthopedique Santy, Lyon (France); Graveleau, Nicolas [Clinique du Sport de Bordeaux, Centre de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Sportive, Merignac (France)

    2016-07-15

    The rectus femoris is the most commonly injured muscle of the anterior thigh among athletes, especially soccer players. Although the injury pattern of the muscle belly is well documented, less is known about the anatomy and specific lesions of the proximal tendons. For each head, three distinctive patterns may be encountered according to the location of the injury, which can be at the enthesis, within the tendon, or at the musculotendinous junction. In children, injuries correspond most commonly to avulsion of the anteroinferior iliac spine from the direct head and can lead to subspine impingement. Calcific tendinitis and traumatic tears may be encountered in adults. Recent studies have shown that traumatic injuries of the indirect head may be underdiagnosed and that injuries of both heads may have a surgical issue. Finally, in the case of tears, functional outcome and treatment may vary if the rupture involves one or both tendons and if the tear is partial or complete. Thus, it is mandatory for the radiologist to know the different ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) patterns of these lesions in order to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this article is to recall the anatomy of the two heads of rectus femoris, describe a reliable method of assessment with ultrasound and MRI and know the main injury patterns, through our own experience and literature review. (orig.)

  14. Proximity Resonance and Localized Surface Plasmons

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    Liu, Bo; Heller, Eric

    2014-03-01

    The collective excitation of conduction electrons in subwavelength nanostructures is known as Localized Surface Plasmon(LSP)[1]. Such plasmon modes has been intensively studied using noble nanoparticles . More recently, the possibility of building terahertz metamaterials supporting such LSP modes has been explored in graphene microribbons and microdisks. Unlike Surface Plasmon Polaritons(SPPs) at metal-insulator interface, LSP can be directly excited by light illumination and holds promise for applications in ultrasensitive biosensing, nano-optical tweezers and improved photovoltaic devices. In this paper, we consider the interaction of two LSPs in the weak coupling regime and show how an effect similar to the proximity resonance in the quantum scattering theory) gives rise to an asymmetric(quadrupole) mode with increased damping rate. The existence of this asymmetric mode relies on a small phase retardation between the two LSPs. This phase retardation, though small, is key to both increased damping rate for the asymmetric mode and reduced damping rate for the symmetric mode. When this small phase retardation is removed by changing the polarization of the exciting light,we show that the asymmetric mode can not be excited and the symmetric mode shows increased damping.

  15. Proximate and elemental analysis of infant formula.

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    Tanner, J T

    1982-11-01

    The Nutrient Surveillance Branch has been conducting a survey of infant formula products for Fiscal Year 1981. Each product has been carefully analyzed and the results compared to the label declaration and the minimum-maximum limits specified by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Nutrition (CON/AAP). Proximate and elemental analyses were made. Protein, fat, ash, and total solids (moisture) were determined by AOAC methods. Osmolality, density, and fatty acids (linoleic) were also determined. Carbohydrates were calculated by difference and caloric content was calculated by using the general Atwater factors. Elemental analysis for Ca, P, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, Na, and K were performed by induction coupled plasma absorption spectroscopy. Chloride was assayed by potentiometric titration with AgNO3. A summary of the findings from the infant formula survey have been compared with CON/AAP recommendations. In general, there were only a few exceptions where the label claims and the CON/AAP requirements were not met. However, in none of these cases was the difference considered to be of public health significance.

  16. Methods for the proximate analysis of peat

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    Sheppard, J.D.; Tibbetts, T.E.; Forgeron, D.W.

    1986-01-01

    An investigation was conducted into methods for determining the percentages of volatile matter and ash in peat. Experiments were performed on two types of sphagnum peat, a decomposed fuel peat and a commercial horticultural grade peat. The heating apparatus consisted of both a standard programmable furnace (Fisher Coal Analyser) and a thermogravimetric analyser with a module for differential scanning calorimetry (Mettler TA 3000 system). The results indicate that the seven minute test for volatile matter at either 900 C or 950 C does not fully differentiate volatiles from fixed carbon and, depending on the degree of decomposition, up to sixty minutes at 900 C may be required. The TGA system is very useful in discriminating between different fractions of volatile matter. The relative fractions are more important in determining burning characteristics than the total percentage of volatiles. Ashing must be performed under conditions sufficiently severe to ensure complete combustion of organics. The severity that is required is mainly dependent on the degree of decomposition and sample size. Use of TGA and DSC for studying the combustion of peat provides much more information than the standard proximate analysis. 14 refs.

  17. Proximal relationships between PTSD and drinking behavior

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    Debra Kaysen

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Co-morbid PTSD and alcohol use disorders are both common and debilitating. However, many of these studies rely on cross-sectional studies that obscure more complex relationships between PTSD and drinking. Event-level studies allow for examination of proximal relationships between PTSD and drinking. Among women (n=136 with past sexual victimization, n=40 no past trauma history, a two-part mixed hurdle model was used to examine daily PTSD and drinking. On days women experienced more intrusive and behavioral avoidance symptoms, they were more likely to drink. For a 2 SD increase in symptoms, there was a 5% increased likelihood of drinking, and for a 2 SD increase in dysphoric symptoms or negative affect, women drank approximately half drink less. Daily-level coping self-efficacy moderated the association between distress and drinking (IRR=0.91, p<0.01. Women who reported less coping drank more as their distress increased on a certain day whereas women who reported more coping drank about the same regardless of distress. Overall, findings suggest that specific PTSD symptoms are associated with higher alcohol use and that these relationships are moderated by daily coping self-efficacy. Implications of these findings for informing models of PTSD/AUD comorbidity, as well as clinical implications will be discussed.

  18. Proximity effects in cold atom artificial graphene

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    Graß, Tobias; Chhajlany, Ravindra W.; Tarruell, Leticia; Pellegrini, Vittorio; Lewenstein, Maciej

    2017-03-01

    Cold atoms in an optical lattice with brick-wall geometry have been used to mimic graphene, a two-dimensional material with characteristic Dirac excitations. Here we propose to bring such artificial graphene into the proximity of a second atomic layer with a square lattice geometry. For non-interacting fermions, we find that such bilayer system undergoes a phase transition from a graphene-like semi-metal phase, characterized by a band structure with Dirac points, to a gapped band insulator phase. In the presence of attractive interactions between fermions with pseudospin-1/2 degree of freedom, a competition between semi-metal and superfluid behavior is found at the mean-field level. Using the quantum Monte Carlo method, we also investigate the case of strong repulsive interactions. In the Mott phase, each layer exhibits a different amount of long-range magnetic order. Upon coupling both layers, a valence-bond crystal is formed at a critical coupling strength. Finally, we discuss how these bilayer systems could be realized in existing cold atom experiments.

  19. Semiconductor detectors with proximity signal readout

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    Asztalos, Stephen J. [XIA, LLC, Hayward, CA (United States)

    2014-01-30

    Semiconductor-based radiation detectors are routinely used for the detection, imaging, and spectroscopy of x-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles for applications in the areas of nuclear and medical physics, astrophysics, environmental remediation, nuclear nonproliferation, and homeland security. Detectors used for imaging and particle tracking are more complex in that they typically must also measure the location of the radiation interaction in addition to the deposited energy. In such detectors, the position measurement is often achieved by dividing or segmenting the electrodes into many strips or pixels and then reading out the signals from all of the electrode segments. Fine electrode segmentation is problematic for many of the standard semiconductor detector technologies. Clearly there is a need for a semiconductor-based radiation detector technology that can achieve fine position resolution while maintaining the excellent energy resolution intrinsic to semiconductor detectors, can be fabricated through simple processes, does not require complex electrical interconnections to the detector, and can reduce the number of required channels of readout electronics. Proximity electrode signal readout (PESR), in which the electrodes are not in physical contact with the detector surface, satisfies this need.

  20. Proximate and mineral composition of industrialized biscuits

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    Maria Eliza Assis dos Passos

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to analyze the proximate and mineral composition of 21 types of biscuits. All biscuits showed high fat contents, significantly different (P < 0.05 from those described on the labels, except for three brands. Insoluble fiber fractions were predominant in the analyzed samples. Among the 21 biscuits analyzed, 16 showed food label values 20% higher than those allowed by law, according to RDC 360, for fat, protein, total fiber, calcium, and sodium levels. This difference reached 273% for the sodium content. The calcium content was included only on the label of three samples analyzed, and the values described were significantly lower than those obtained analytically. Considering that biscuits are consumed by people of all age groups and of different socioeconomic levels, the results can contribute to the plans for health policies, such as surveillance of nutritional labeling, ensuring the reliability of the information provided by the food industry and enabling the identification of the relationship between dietary factors and the occurrence of non-transmissible chronic diseases.

  1. Quasar Proximity Zones and Patchy Reionization

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    Lidz, A; Zaldarriaga, M; Hernquist, L; Dutta, S; Lidz, Adam; Quinn, Matthew Mc; Zaldarriaga, Matias; Hernquist, Lars; Dutta, Suvendra

    2007-01-01

    Lyman-alpha forest absorption spectra towards quasars at z ~ 6 show regions of enhanced transmission close to their source. Several authors have argued that the apparently small sizes of these regions indicate that quasar ionization fronts at z >~ 6 expand into a largely or partly neutral intergalactic medium (IGM). Assuming that the typical region in the IGM is reionized by z <= 6, as is suggested by Ly-a forest observations, we argue that at {\\em least} 50% of the volume of the IGM was reionized before the highest redshift quasars turned on. Further, even if the IGM is as much as 50% neutral at quasar turn-on, the quasars are likely born into large galaxy-generated HII regions. The HII regions during reionization are themselves clustered, and using radiative transfer simulations, we find that long skewers through the IGM towards quasar progenitor halos pass entirely through ionized bubbles, even when the IGM is half neutral. These effects have been neglected in most previous analyses of quasar proximity ...

  2. Modelos de regressão multivariada empregando seleção de intervalos para a quantificação do biodiesel em blendas biodiesel/diesel

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    Marco Flôres Ferrão

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho foram analisados e comparados modelos de regressão multivariados por mínimos quadrados parciais porintervalo (iPLS e por mínimos quadrados parciais por exclusão (biPLS que selecionaram regiões do espectro mais adequadas,retirando informações não relevantes e otimizando o modelo de calibração, a fim de determinar a concentração de biodiesel emblendas de biodiesel/diesel a partir de dados obtidos por espectroscopia no infravermelho por reflectância total atenuada (HATRFTIR.Foram utilizadas 45 amostras de blendas biodiesel/diesel com concentrações de 8 a 30% de biodiesel e os espectros foramadquiridos em dois distintos espectrofotômetros e misturados aleatoriamente para a realização dos modelos, onde foram construídosmodelos para calibração utilizando 2/3 dos espectros das amostras obtendo assim os valores de RMSECV, e o restante dos espectrosforam empregados no conjunto de previsão, obtendo então os valores de RMSEP. Os dados espectrais foram autoescalados (AUTOou centrados na média (MEAN, com ou sem o emprego da correção multiplicativa de sinal (MSC. A utilização dos métodos deseleção das faixas espectrais aplicados aos espectros por ATR se mostrou viável para a quantificação do biodiesel nas blendas, sendoque a utilização da espectroscopia no infravermelho apresenta vantagens como à necessidade de pequena quantidade de amostra ebaixo tempo de análise, além de ser um procedimento não destrutivo e não gerador de resíduos, otimizando assim o processo emquestão.Abstract In the present work multivariate regressionmodels using interval partial least square (iPLS and backwardinterval partial least square (biPLS had been analyzed andcompared. iPLS and biPLS models had been developed todetermine the concentration of biodiesel in blends ofbiodiesel/diesel using infrared spectroscopy signals. 45samples with concentrations in range 8-30% of biodiesel, andtwo distinct spectrophotometers were

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    Full Text Available Jorge L. Tizón, Ramón Ciurana, M del Carmen Fernández (Comps. Libro de casos. Promoción de la salud mental desde la atención primaria. (Adela Sanz Cañibano Grupo de Expertos en Competencia Intercultural. Instrumento para la valoración de la Competencia Intercultural en la Atención en salud mental. Hacia la equidad en salud. (María Goretti Morón Nozaleda Mariano Hernández Monsalve y Pilar Nieto Degregori (Coords.. Psicoterapia y Rehabilitación de pacientes con psicosis. (Francisco Chicharro Lezcano André du Laurens. De las enfermedades melancólicas. Jourdain Guibelet. Del humor melancólico. (Iñaki Markez Julio José? Segarra Valls. Léxico psico(patológico en la obra de Carlos Castilla del Pino. (Eudoxia Gay Pamos Giorgio Nardone y Alessandro Salvini. El diálogo estratégico. (Fernando Mansilla Izquierdo Michel Foucault. Leçons sur la volonté de savoir, suivi de Le savoir d'Edipe. (Mauricio Jalón Camilo Castelo Branco. La novela de un hombre rico. (Alicia Merisi Kenzaburo Oé. Cuadernos de Hiroshima. (Mauricio Jalón Pascal Quignard. Les solidarités mystérieuses. (Beatriz A. Rubín Documentos en la red (Juan Medrano

  4. Proximity and inter-organizational collaboration: a literature review

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    Knoben, J.; Oerlemans, L.A.G.

    2006-01-01

    The proximity concept is used in many different ways in the literature. These dimensions of proximity are, however, defined and measured in many different (sometimes even contradictory) ways, show large amounts of overlap, and often are under- or over-specified. The goal of this paper is to specify

  5. Comparative studies for different proximity potentials applied to α decay

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    Yao, Y.J.; Zhang, G.L. [Beihang University, School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beijing (China); Beihang University, International Research Center for Nuclei and Particles in the Cosmos, Beijing (China); Qu, W.W. [Medical College of Soochow University, School of Radiation Medicine and Protection, Soochow (China); Qian, J.Q. [Beihang University, School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beijing (China)

    2015-09-15

    Half-lives of α decay of even-even nuclei calculated by using fourteen different versions of proximity potentials are compared to experimental data. The results show that the results of the generalized proximity potential 1977 are very much in agreement with the experimental data. In comparison with the distributions of nuclear potentials at small distances and the distributions of total potentials above the released energy Q{sub α}, it is found that at small distances the distributions of nuclear potentials have large difference and the distributions of total potentials are different among the listed proximity potentials. The different potential distributions affect the penetration probability of α, which is related to the half-life of the α decay for each nucleus. The generalized proximity potential 1977 is also used to calculate the half-lives of α decay of nuclei with odd mass numbers. The results show that the generalized proximity potential 1977 can calculate the half-lives of the α decay of almost all nuclei, which underlines and supports the use of the generalized proximity potential 1977 by Santhosh et al. in the Coulomb and proximity potential model (CPPM) and the Coulomb and proximity potential model for deformed nuclei (CPPMDN). (orig.)

  6. Comparative studies for different proximity potentials applied to α decay

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    Yao, Y. J.; Zhang, G. L.; Qu, W. W.; Qian, J. Q.

    2015-09-01

    Half-lives of α decay of even-even nuclei calculated by using fourteen different versions of proximity potentials are compared to experimental data. The results show that the results of the generalized proximity potential 1977 are very much in agreement with the experimental data. In comparison with the distributions of nuclear potentials at small distances and the distributions of total potentials above the released energy Q α , it is found that at small distances the distributions of nuclear potentials have large difference and the distributions of total potentials are different among the listed proximity potentials. The different potential distributions affect the penetration probability of α, which is related to the half-life of the α decay for each nucleus. The generalized proximity potential 1977 is also used to calculate the half-lives of α decay of nuclei with odd mass numbers. The results show that the generalized proximity potential 1977 can calculate the half-lives of the α decay of almost all nuclei, which underlines and supports the use of the generalized proximity potential 1977 by Santhosh et al. in the Coulomb and proximity potential model (CPPM) and the Coulomb and proximity potential model for deformed nuclei (CPPMDN).

  7. Cast index in predicting outcome of proximal pediatric forearm fractures

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    Hassaan Qaiser Sheikh

    2015-01-01

    Conclusion: Cast index is useful in predicting redisplacement of manipulated distal forearm fractures. We found that in proximal half forearm fractures it is difficult to achieve a CI of <0.8, but increased CI does not predict loss of position in these fractures. We therefore discourage the use of CI in proximal half forearm fractures.

  8. Analysis of pattern density on process proximity compensation

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    Jung, Sunwook; Lo, Fred; Yang, Tien-Chu; Yang, Ta-Hong; Chen, Kuang-Chao; Lu, Chih-Yuan

    2007-03-01

    The challenges of ever-smaller CD (Critical Dimension) budget for advanced memory product requires tight ACLV (Across-Chip Line-width Variation) control. In addition to the lithographic MOPC (Model-based Optical Proximity Correction) for DCD (photo CD) control, the process correction for etch proximity effect can no longer be ignored. To meet on our requirement on final CD accuracy for critical layer, a set of test pattern, that represents memory array in one of our critical layers, has been generated for both photo and etch process characterizations. Through the combination of different pattern-coverage areas in the test mask and wafer map design, various local (chip-level) pattern densities of 40%~70% and global (wafer-level) pattern densities of 35%~65% were achieved for optical and etch proximity study. The key contributors to the process proximity effect were identified and voluminous data has been extracted from the memory block like patterns for statistical analysis. The photo and etch proximity effects were hence modeled as function of memory block separation, local pattern density as well as global pattern density. Finally, the respective photo and etch proximity effects through model-based proximity correction and rule-based proximity correction were applied in a multi-step flow to products.

  9. Proximity approach to problems in topology and analysis

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    Naimpally, Somashekhar

    2009-01-01

    Dieses Buch konzentriert das aktuelle Gesamtwissen zum Proximity-Konzept und stellt es dem Leser in gut strukturierter Form dar. Hauptaugenmerk liegt auf den vielfältigen Möglichkeiten, die sich aus dem Proximity-Konzept der räumlichen Nähe und seiner Verallgemeinerung im Nearness-Konzept ergeben.

  10. Management of proximal humeral fractures in the nineteenth century

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    Brorson, Stig

    2011-01-01

    The diagnosis and treatment of fractures of the proximal humerus have troubled patients and medical practitioners since antiquity. Preradiographic diagnosis relied on surface anatomy, pain localization, crepitus, and impaired function. During the nineteenth century, a more thorough understanding...... of the pathoanatomy and pathophysiology of proximal humeral fractures was obtained, and new methods of reduction and bandaging were developed....

  11. Determinação estrutural de complexos Cd, Cu, Pb e Zn- DTPA: MS, Infravermelho, RMN13C e investigação teórica (DFT)

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    Metais pesados, como: Pb, Cd, Zn e Cu, têm dificuldade de translocação nas plantas. O fenômeno parece estar ligado à facilidade de complexação com aminoácidos de plantas, produzindo estruturas estáveis com alto impedimento estérico. É conhecido que o ácido ietilenotriaminopentacético (DTPA) é um poliaminocarboxilato com estrutura semelhante a um aminoácido e que suas soluções já vêm sendo empregadas para determinar teores de elementos de transição no solo. Então este ligante foi escolhido com...

  12. Identificação do teor de nitrogênio foliar em cana-de-açúcar no estágio inicial de crescimento utilizando infravermelho próximo e sistemas inteligentes

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    A busca por novas soluções que estimulem o crescimento da produção para atender o aumento do consumo mundial de produtos agrícolas, sem aumentar o impacto ambiental, desperta o interesse pelo desenvolvimento de novas técnicas de controle e aplicação de insumos nas plantações, visando uma melhor precisão no gerenciamento das quantidades de nutrientes necessárias nas áreas agrícolas. No Brasil a cultura da cana-de-açúcar esta se destacando no segmento agrícola e o aumento do interesse mundial n...

  13. Nanocrystal Bioassembly: Asymmetry, Proximity, and Enzymatic Manipulation

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    Claridge, Shelley A. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2008-05-01

    Research at the interface between biomolecules and inorganic nanocrystals has resulted in a great number of new discoveries. In part this arises from the synergistic duality of the system: biomolecules may act as self-assembly agents for organizing inorganic nanocrystals into functional materials; alternatively, nanocrystals may act as microscopic or spectroscopic labels for elucidating the behavior of complex biomolecular systems. However, success in either of these functions relies heavily uponthe ability to control the conjugation and assembly processes.In the work presented here, we first design a branched DNA scaffold which allows hybridization of DNA-nanocrystal monoconjugates to form discrete assemblies. Importantly, the asymmetry of the branched scaffold allows the formation of asymmetric2assemblies of nanocrystals. In the context of a self-assembled device, this can be considered a step toward the ability to engineer functionally distinct inputs and outputs.Next we develop an anion-exchange high performance liquid chromatography purification method which allows large gold nanocrystals attached to single strands of very short DNA to be purified. When two such complementary conjugates are hybridized, the large nanocrystals are brought into close proximity, allowing their plasmon resonances to couple. Such plasmon-coupled constructs are of interest both as optical interconnects for nanoscale devices and as `plasmon ruler? biomolecular probes.We then present an enzymatic ligation strategy for creating multi-nanoparticle building blocks for self-assembly. In constructing a nanoscale device, such a strategy would allow pre-assembly and purification of components; these constructs can also act as multi-label probes of single-stranded DNA conformational dynamics. Finally we demonstrate a simple proof-of-concept of a nanoparticle analog of the polymerase chain reaction.

  14. Numerical Optimization of the Position in Femoral Head of Proximal Locking Screws of Proximal Femoral Nail System; Biomechanical Study.

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    Konya, Mehmet Nuri; Verim, Özgür

    2017-09-29

    Proximal femoral fracture rates are increasing due to osteoporosis and traffic accidents. Proximal femoral nails are routinely used in the treatment of these fractures in the proximal femur. To compare various combinations and to determine the ideal proximal lag screw position in pertrochanteric fractures (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen classification 31-A1) of the femur by using optimized finite element analysis. Biomechanical study. Computed tomography images of patients' right femurs were processed with Mimics. Afterwards a solid femur model was created with SolidWorks 2015 and transferred to ANSYS Workbench 16.0 for response surface optimization analysis which was carried out according to anterior-posterior (-10°0) and posterior-anterior directions of the femur neck significantly increased these stresses. The most suitable position of the proximal lag screw was confirmed as the middle of the femoral neck by using optimized finite element analysis.

  15. Effect of age on proximal esophageal response to swallowing

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: It has been demonstrated that the ageing process affects esophageal motility. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of the age on the proximal esophageal response to wet swallows. METHOD: We measured the proximal esophageal response to swallows of a 5 mL bolus of water in 69 healthy volunteers, 20 of them aged 18-30 years (group I, 27 aged 31-50 years (group II, and 22 aged 51-74 years (group III. We used the manometric method with continuous perfusion. The proximal esophageal contractions were recorded 5 cm from a pharyngeal recording site located 1 cm above the upper esophageal sphincter. The time between the onset of the pharyngeal and of the proximal esophageal recording (pharyngeal-esophageal time and the amplitude, duration and area under the curve of the proximal esophageal contraction were measured. RESULTS: The pharyngeal-esophageal time was shorter in group I subjects than in group II and III subjects (P<0.05. The duration of proximal esophageal contractions was longer in group I than in groups II and III (P<0.001. There was no differences between groups in the amplitude or area under the curve of contractions. There were no differences between groups II and III for any of the measurements. CONCLUSION: We conclude that the age may affects the response of the proximal esophagus to wet swallows.

  16. Dual pathology proximal median nerve compression of the forearm.

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    Murphy, Siun M

    2013-12-01

    We report an unusual case of synchronous pathology in the forearm- the coexistence of a large lipoma of the median nerve together with an osteochondroma of the proximal ulna, giving rise to a dual proximal median nerve compression. Proximal median nerve compression neuropathies in the forearm are uncommon compared to the prevalence of distal compression neuropathies (eg Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). Both neural fibrolipomas (Refs. 1,2) and osteochondromas of the proximal ulna (Ref. 3) in isolation are rare but well documented. Unlike that of a distal compression, a proximal compression of the median nerve will often have a definite cause. Neural fibrolipoma, also called fibrolipomatous hamartoma are rare, slow-growing, benign tumours of peripheral nerves, most often occurring in the median nerve of younger patients. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such dual pathology in the same forearm, giving rise to a severe proximal compression of the median nerve. In this case, the nerve was being pushed anteriorly by the osteochondroma, and was being compressed from within by the intraneural lipoma. This unusual case highlights the advantage of preoperative imaging as part of the workup of proximal median nerve compression.

  17. Digital contrast subtraction radiography for proximal caries diagnosis

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    Kang, Byung Cheol; Yoon, Suk Ja [Department of Dental Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2002-06-15

    To determine whether subtraction images utilizing contrast media can improve the diagnostic performance of proximal caries diagnosis compared to conventional periapical radiographic images. Thirty-six teeth with 57 proximal surfaces were radiographied using a size no.2 RVG-ui sensor (Trophy Radiology, Marne-la-Vallee, France). The teeth immersed in water-soluble contrast media and subtraction images were taken. Each tooth was then sectioned for histologic examination. The digital radiographic images and subtraction images were examined and interpreted by three dentists for proximal caries. The results of the proximal caries diagnosis were then verified with the results of the histologic examination. The proximal caries sensitivity using digital subtraction radiography was significantly higher than simply examining a single digital radiograph. The sensitivity of the proximal dentinal carious lesion when analyzed with the subtraction radiograph and the radiograph together was higher than with the subtraction radiograph or the radiograph alone. The use of subtraction radiography with contrast media may be useful for detecting proximal dentinal carious lesions.

  18. Proximal interphalangeal arthrodesis in 22 horses.

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    Schaer, T P; Bramlage, L R; Embertson, R M; Hance, S

    2001-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new method of internal fixation technique for pastern arthrodesis. Pastern arthrodeses are performed commonly in horses with chronic osteoarthritis of the pastern joint or, in cases of acute traumatic injury to the pastern, in which the weightbearing bony column must be restored. Chronic osteoarthritis of the pastern is a frequent cause of lameness in the equine athlete and is evidenced by chronic lameness localised to the pastern joint, and supported radiographically by periosteal proliferation and loss of joint space. Nonsurgical and surgical treatments have both been described in the literature. Complications following pastern arthrodesis have been reported on several occasions and appear to focus on excessive periarticular exostoses and increased time in a cast due to prolonged time to bony fusion. The hospital records of horses presenting for pastern arthrodesis to the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, were reviewed and 22 met criteria for inclusion in the study. Horses with chronic osteoarthritis of the proximal interphalangeal joint or horses with an acute traumatic injury to the pastern undergoing pastern arthrodesis with one of the following techniques were included in the study. Horses with severe comminution of the middle phalanx were excluded. Three 5.5 mm cortical bone screws placed in lag fashion alone or in combination with a 4 or 3 hole dynamic compression plate affixed with 4.5 mm cortical bone screws were compared. A lower limb fibreglass cast was applied in all cases. Period in cast, time to return to intended use, complications encountered and outcome were evaluated. Seven of the 8 hindlimbs treated with the combination technique became sound. Three out of 6 of the front limbs treated with the combination technique became sound. Four of the 5 horses with hindlimbs, and one of the 2 with front limbs, treated with screws only returned to their intended use. The type of internal

  19. Proximal femoral replacement for the treatment of periprosthetic fractures.

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    Klein, Gregg R; Parvizi, Javad; Rapuri, Venkat; Wolf, Christopher F; Hozack, William J; Sharkey, Peter F; Purtill, James J

    2005-08-01

    A periprosthetic fracture around the femoral component is a rare but potentially problematic complication after total hip arthroplasty. Reconstruction can be challenging, especially when severe bone stock deficiency is encountered. Proximal femoral replacement is one method of treating the severely deficient proximal part of the femur. The present report describes the outcomes of revision total hip arthroplasty with use of a proximal femoral replacement in a cohort of patients who had a Vancouver type-B3 periprosthetic fracture. With use of a computerized institutional database, all patients in whom a Vancouver type-B3 fracture (characterized by severe proximal bone deficiency and a loose femoral stem) had been treated with a proximal femoral replacement were identified. A modular femoral replacement with proximal porous coating had been used in all cases. The twenty-one patients who were identified had had a mean age of 78.3 years (range, fifty-two to ninety years) at the time of the index operation. The clinical and radiographic records of these patients were reviewed. At the time of the latest follow-up (mean, 3.2 years), all but one of the patients were able to walk and had minimal to no pain. Complications included persistent wound drainage that was treated with incision and drainage (two hips), dislocation (two hips), refracture of the femur distal to the stem (one hip), and acetabular cage failure (one hip). Despite a relatively high complication rate, we believe that proximal femoral replacement is a viable option for the treatment of periprosthetic fractures in older patients with severe bone deficiency. If a proximal femoral replacement is used, the stability of the hip must be tested diligently intraoperatively and a constrained acetabular liner should be utilized if instability is encountered. In order to enhance the bone stock, the proximal part of the femur, however poor in quality, should be retained for reapproximation onto the implant.

  20. Preparação de pigmentos de aluminatos de cobalto para aplicação em vidrados cerâmicos

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    A. F. Costa

    Full Text Available Resumo Os pigmentos inorgânicos são os mais utilizados industrialmente, pois apresentam maior estabilidade química e térmica e podem ser produzidos com um elevado grau de pureza e uniformidade. Essas características levaram ao desenvolvimento de diferentes cores intensas, estáveis e adequadas ao uso como pigmentos. O presente trabalho tem por objetivo sintetizar materiais cerâmicos com estrutura espinélio para uso como pigmento cerâmico e aplicá-los em fritas cerâmicas. O processo de síntese foi realizado pela rota da gelatina e com os pós obtidos foram conduzidos um estudo de evolução de fases cristalinas por meio de difração de raios X, refinamento das estruturas por meio do método Rietveld, espectroscopia na região do infravermelho, microscopia eletrônica de varredura, espectroscopia na região do UV-visível e colorimetria. Foram observadas nos difratogramas reflexões características da estrutura espinélio. O tamanho médio de cristalito e a cristalinidade aumentou com o aumento da temperatura de calcinação. A coloração dos pigmentos variou do azul claro ao violeta azul.

  1. Open reduction and internal fixation of proximal humerus fractures.

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    Drosdowech, Darren S; Faber, Kenneth J; Athwal, George S

    2008-10-01

    Open reduction of proximal humeral fractures has the advantage of providing direct control over each fracture fragment and permitting anatomic reduction and fixation with advanced devices. Modern fixed-angle locking plates designed specifically for proximal humerus fractures have allowed the expansion of surgical indications permitting surgeons to address more complicated fractures. Advanced preoperative imaging and fluoroscopy allow a better understanding of fracture patterns and permit the surgeon to use this knowledge intraoperatively. Research is required to further validate fracture classification systems, to develop surgical guidelines for decision making, and to compare the outcomes of the various treatments options for proximal humerus fractures.

  2. Axillary artery injury as a complication of proximal humerus fractures.

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    McLaughlin, J A; Light, R; Lustrin, I

    1998-01-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are common injuries and represent approximately 5% of all fractures. These fractures are infrequently associated with neurovascular injuries. Brachial plexus injuries are uncommon, whereas axillary artery injuries are rare. A review of 19 previously reported cases of axillary artery injury after proximal humerus fracture revealed that 84% occurred in patients older than 50 years, 53% were associated with brachial plexus injury, and 21% resulted in upper extremity amputation. This study describes a case of axillary artery injury after proximal humerus fracture and, on the basis of a literature review, offers suggestions for the early diagnosis and effective treatment of this uncommon injury.

  3. Closed proximal muscle rupture of the biceps brachii in wakeboarders.

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    Pascual-Garrido, Cecilia; Swanson, Britta L; Bannar, Stephen M

    2012-06-01

    Closed proximal muscle rupture of the biceps brachii is a rare injury. In this report, two cases of closed proximal muscle rupture of the biceps brachii after wakeboard traumas are described. Both patients presented with a swollen arm, weakness during flexion, and a mass in the affected forearm. Magnetic resonance imaging showed displacement of the biceps brachii into the forearm. The rupture was successfully treated with muscle removal in one case and muscle repair in the other. In patients with a wakeboard trauma and similar presentations, closed proximal muscle rupture of the biceps brachii should be suspected.

  4. Fracturas de extremo proximal y diafisarias de húmero: relación con osteoporosis y resultados funcionales tras tratamiento rehabilitador

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    Programa de doctorado: Avances en Traumatología. La fecha de publicación es la fecha de lectura [ES]Introducción: La asociación de las fracturas de extremo proximal y diafisarias de húmero producen alto grado de discapacidad y dolor,. Su relación con la osteoporosis está poco estudiada. Esta tesis pretende ahondar en este aspecto. Objetivos: Los objetivos de la tesis son estudiar la asociación entre factores de riesgo para osteoporosis, y el desarrollo de fracturas de extremo proximal y ...

  5. Proximate composition and mineral profile of eight different ...

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    May 31, 2010 ... Currently, several human health problems are related to diets. ... like climate, temperature etc. Proximate analysis .... intake of 0.88 g of protein per kg body weight for ... necessary for the production of hormones to regulate and.

  6. Oscillations in the proximal intratubular pressure: a mathematical model

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    Holstein-Rathlou, N H; Leyssac, P P

    1987-01-01

    This study presents a dynamic continuous time model of the regulation of the renal proximal intratubular pressure in the rat. The model integrates a functional model of the glomerulus, a tubular model, a feedback model, and an afferent arteriolar model. The model has one equilibrium solution...... oscillations in proximal pressure are present. For sustained oscillations to appear, it is necessary for the system's operating point to be located on a sufficiently steep portion of the tubuloglomerular feedback curve. The model analyses are compared with various experimental recordings of the proximal...... intratubular pressure. The model simulations show both spontaneous and induced oscillations in the proximal pressure in close agreement with the experimental results; but the steady-state mean pressure regulation is found to be less efficient in the model than that apparent from the experimental recordings...

  7. An unusual case of glipizide-induced proximal myopathy

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    Saibal Das

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This case report outlines a very rare case of glipizide-induced severe proximal myopathy in a 61-year-old diabetic man. After taking 10 mg glipizide for 5 months, diabetes was well controlled but the patient presented with progressive proximal muscle weakness in all the four limbs. Clinical examination and relevant investigations suggested it to be a case of proximal myopathy and might be drug induced. De-challenge was done and was treated resulting in reversal of the diseased state. After 3 more months, controlled re-challenge was done and there was recurrence of proximal muscle weakness. There were no evidences of any other possible metabolic, infective, organic or other pathologic causes giving rise to that condition and Naranjo adverse drug reaction probability scale suggested that it was "probable" that glipizide was responsible for the development of myopathy in this patient.

  8. Case report of LCP pediatric hip osteosynthesis of a proximal ...

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    Case report of LCP pediatric hip osteosynthesis of a proximal femoral ... Pan African Medical Journal ... We present a case report demonstrating the experience of the department of pediatric orthopaedics of the University Orthopedic Hospital at ...

  9. Analysis on the characteristics of pulsed laser proximity fuze's echo

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    Wang, Kun; Chen, Huimin

    2011-06-01

    With the rapid development of semiconductor technology and laser technology, a kind of proximity fuze named pulsed laser proximity fuze has been applied. Compared with other fuzes, pulsed laser proximity fuze has high ranging precision and strong resistance to artificial active interference. It is an important development tendency of proximity fuze. The paper analyze the characteristic of target echo of laser signal, and then make theoretical analysis and calculation on the laser signal transmission in the smog. Firstly, use the pulse width of 10ns semiconductor laser fuze to do typical targets experiment, to get the echo information of target distance is 5m; then to do smog interference experiment, by comparing the pulse width amplitude and backscattering signal amplitude of laser fuze in simulation and experiment, analyzing the effect of anti-clutter, providing the evidence for the subsequent of circuit of signal amplification and processing.

  10. Proximate, Vitamins and Mineral Composition of Vitex doniana ...

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    Keywords: Vitex doniana, micronutrients, proximate, vitamins and mineral composition, Fruit. ... incidence of malnutrition and increase in dietary ..... Properties of Formulated Syrup from Black ... Rod, R.S., Trend, S. and Phillip, T.D.A. (1996).

  11. Effects of Planting Locations on the Proximate Compositions of ...

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    Effects of Planting Locations on the Proximate Compositions of Moringa Oleifera leaves. *. 1. LAMIDI ... Moringa leaves contain more vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than ..... leaf source of food; that is, suitable for fortification of foods and ...

  12. Transverse Stress Fracture of the Proximal Patella: A Case Report

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    Atsumi, Satoru; Arai, Yuji; Kato, Ko; Nishimura, Akinobu; Nakazora, Shigeto; Nakagawa, Shuji; Ikoma, Kazuya; Fujiwara, Hiroyoshi; Sudo, Akihiro; Kubo, Toshikazu

    2016-01-01

    .... Regarding patella stress fractures, so far only distal transverse or lateral longitudinal fractures have been reported, but there are no reports of transverse fractures occurring in the proximal patella...

  13. Nutritive Value Assessment of Four Crop Residues by Proximate ...

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    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria ... This study estimated the proximate composition and in vitro gas production parameters of rice husk, bean waste, citrus .... the minimum ammonia levels required by.

  14. Heavy metal, proximate and microbial profile of some selected ...

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    Mar 5, 2014 ... The study on the elemental, proximate and microbial composition of fresh samples of Scomber .... package. .... hazardous for fish genetic material according to the study ... fishes for longer preservation time in agreement with.

  15. Computational proximity excursions in the topology of digital images

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    Peters, James F

    2016-01-01

    This book introduces computational proximity (CP) as an algorithmic approach to finding nonempty sets of points that are either close to each other or far apart. Typically in computational proximity, the book starts with some form of proximity space (topological space equipped with a proximity relation) that has an inherent geometry. In CP, two types of near sets are considered, namely, spatially near sets and descriptivelynear sets. It is shown that connectedness, boundedness, mesh nerves, convexity, shapes and shape theory are principal topics in the study of nearness and separation of physical aswell as abstract sets. CP has a hefty visual content. Applications of CP in computer vision, multimedia, brain activity, biology, social networks, and cosmology are included. The book has been derived from the lectures of the author in a graduate course on the topology of digital images taught over the past several years. Many of the students have provided important insights and valuable suggestions. The topics in ...

  16. Hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fracture: restoration of the Gothic arch.

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    Krishnan, Sumant G; Bennion, Phillip W; Reineck, John R; Burkhead, Wayne Z

    2008-10-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are the most common fractures of the shoulder girdle, and initial management of these injuries often determines final outcome. When arthroplasty is used to manage proximal humeral fractures, surgery remains technically demanding, and outcomes have been unpredictable. Recent advances in both technique and prosthetic implants have led to more successful and reproducible results. Key technical points include restoration of the Gothic arch, anatomic tuberosity reconstruction, and minimal soft tissue dissection.

  17. Inferring Human Situation using Proximity to Smart Objects

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    Baydan, Berker

    2013-01-01

    Human proximity tracking and human situation inference are exploited for comprehending human interaction with objects in kitchen. The importance of this study is to offer interactive and personalized kitchen environment for elderly and disabled people. Also, this smart environment allows for independent living for elderly and disabled people. This study proposes human proximity tracking and inferring human situation in smart environment. A precision of 100% and a recall of 65.22% were obtaine...

  18. Early Proximal Junctional Failure in Patients with Preoperative Sagittal Imbalance

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    Study Type Retrospective review. Introduction Sagittal imbalance has been associated with lower health-related quality of life outcomes, and restoration of imbalance is associated with improved outcomes.1 2 3 The long constructs used in adult spinal deformity have potential consequences such as proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK). Clinically, the development of PJK may not be as important as failure of the construct or vertebrae at the proximal end. As PJK does not lead to worse clinical outco...

  19. Rapid method to determine proximate analysis and pyritic sulfur

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    Rowe, M.W.; Hyman, M.

    1985-05-01

    The use of thermomagnetogravimetry has been proposed as an alternative to the ASTM methods for measuring the pyritic sulphur content of coal and for proximate analysis. This paper presents a comparison of the results of thermogravimetry for proximate analysis and thermomagnetometry for pyritic sulphur with ASTM values on the same samples. The thermomagnetogravimetric technique is quicker and easier than the ASTM methods, and of comparable accuracy.

  20. Use of thermogravimetry for proximate analysis of coals and cokes

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    Ottaway, M.

    1982-08-01

    An alternative method for the proximate analysis of coals and cokes using a thermobalance is described. The test measures water content, volatile matter, fixed carbon, and ash residue and takes <10 min to complete. The variety of coals and cokes tested in this investigation have given results which showed good correlation with values from the prescribed method. The thermogravimetric technique appears to be a feasible rapid alternative to standard methods for proximate analysis. (11 refs.)

  1. Post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the proximal humerus.

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    Patel, Shelain; Colaco, Henry B; Elvey, Michael E; Lee, Marcus H

    2015-10-01

    Post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the proximal humerus represents a challenging problem to the surgeon. It is commonly seen following multi-fragmentary fractures of the proximal humerus which may affect the long-term functional recovery after such injuries. This review summarises the current evidence on risk factors, reasons why estimating its epidemiology is difficult, the vascular supply of the humeral head, classification, and management options.

  2. Proximity functions for electrons up to 10 keV

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    Chmelevsky, D. (Institut fuer Medizinische Strahlenkunde der Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany); Kellerer, A.M.; Terrissol, M.; Patau, J.P.

    1980-11-01

    Proximity functions for electrons up to 10 keV in water are computed from simulated particle tracks. Numerical results are given for the differential functions t(x) and the integral functions T(x). Basic characteristics of these functions and their connections to other microdosimetric quantities are considered. As an example of the applicability of the proximity functions, the quantity y/sub D/ for spheres is derived from t(x).

  3. Design and Clinical Application of Proximal Humerus Memory Connector

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    Xu, Shuo-Gui; Zhang, Chun-Cai

    2011-02-01

    Treatment for comminuted proximal humerus fractures and nonunions are a substantial challenge for orthopedic surgeons. Plate and screw fixation does not provide enough stability to allow patients to begin functional exercises early after surgery. Using shape memory material nickel titanium alloy, we designed a new device for treating severe comminuted proximal humerus fractures that accommodates for the anatomical features of the proximal humerus. Twenty-two cases of comminuted fracture, malunion, and nonunion of the proximal humerus were treated with the proximal humeral memory connector (PHMC). No external fixation was needed after the operation and patients began active shoulder exercises an average of 8 days after the operation. Follow-up evaluation (mean 18.5 months) revealed that bone healing with lamellar bone formation occurred an average of 3.6 months after surgery for the fracture cases and 4.5 months after surgery for the nonunion cases. Average shoulder function was 88.5 according to the criteria of Michael Reese. PHMC is an effective new device to treat comminuted proximal humerus fractures and nonunions. The use of this device may reduce the need for shoulder joint arthroplasty.

  4. HEMATOMA OF THE PROXIMAL NAIL FOLD. REPORT OF 41 CASES

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    Chang Patricia

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: The proximal fold is an important part of the nail apparatus it contributes to the formation of the nail plate and through the cuticle acts as an impermeable barrier protecting it from any cause.Objective: To know the proximal nail fold hematoma caused by the use of pulse oximeter.Material and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted in 41 patients with proximal nail hematoma secondary to the use of oximetry in patients hospitalized in the Intermediate and Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital General de Enfermedades from December 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010.Results: We studied 41 patients with proximal nail fold hematoma secondary to the use of oximeter, 30 (73.1% were males and 11 (26.8% females. The numbers of fingers affected by pulse oximeter were in one digit. 30 (73.1% cases, in two digits 6 (14.6%, in three digits 3 (7.3%, in 4 digits 1 (2.4% and in 5 digits 1 (2.4% case. The most affected proximal nail fold was right index: 24 (58.5%, right middle 11 (26.8%, right ring 6 (14.6%, left index 12 (29.2%, and left middle 6 (14.6% cases.Conclusions: Hematomas of the proximal nail fold may be caused by different traumatisms. The use of pulse oximeter is one of them.

  5. Psychological responses to the proximity of climate change

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    Brügger, Adrian; Dessai, Suraje; Devine-Wright, Patrick; Morton, Thomas A.; Pidgeon, Nicholas F.

    2015-12-01

    A frequent suggestion to increase individuals' willingness to take action on climate change and to support relevant policies is to highlight its proximal consequences, that is, those that are close in space and time. But previous studies that have tested this proximizing approach have not revealed the expected positive effects on individual action and support for addressing climate change. We present three lines of psychological reasoning that provide compelling arguments as to why highlighting proximal impacts of climate change might not be as effective a way to increase individual mitigation and adaptation efforts as is often assumed. Our contextualization of the proximizing approach within established psychological research suggests that, depending on the particular theoretical perspective one takes on this issue, and on specific individual characteristics suggested by these perspectives, proximizing can bring about the intended positive effects, can have no (visible) effect or can even backfire. Thus, the effects of proximizing are much more complex than is commonly assumed. Revealing this complexity contributes to a refined theoretical understanding of the role that psychological distance plays in the context of climate change and opens up further avenues for future research and for interventions.

  6. Is there a role for sigmoidoscopy in symptomatic patients? Analysis of a study correlating distal and proximal colonic neoplasias detected by colonoscopy in a symptomatic population Há espaço para a retossigmoidoscopia na avaliação de pacientes sintomáticos? Análise da relação entre a presença de neoplasias colônicas proximais e distais em uma população sintomática submetida a colonoscopia

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    Vítor Binda

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy is the gold standard exam to investigate patients with colonic complaints. However, its availability is limited in developing countries. Sigmoidoscopy has been advocated as a first procedure in colorectal cancer screening strategies, in order to select those who need colonoscopy. AIM: To study the correlation between distal and proximal colonic neoplasias in symptomatic patients 50 years or older and patients 40 to 49 years old who underwent colonoscopy at a gastrointestinal endoscopy unit in 1999 and 2000 with the purpose to evaluate its role in a symptomatic population. METHODS: All colonoscopies performed in our Department in 1999-2000 were reviewed. The distal colon was defined as the colonic segment aboral to the splenic flexure. Advanced neoplasias were defined as adenomas larger than 10 millimeters and adenocarcinomas. RESULTS: Of the 2,701 colonoscopies retrieved, 1,125 were enrolled in this study. Prevalence rates for adenoma, advanced adenoma and carcinoma were 28.9%, 4.6% and 4% in the group of 830 patients 50 years or older (mean age 65 years, 491 women. The finding of one small (RACIONAL: A colonoscopia é o exame padrão-ouro na investigação de pacientes com sintomas intestinais baixos. Entretanto, sua disponibilidade é restrita em países com poucos recursos financeiros. OBJETIVO: Como a retossigmoidoscopia flexível tem sido defendida como o primeiro procedimento em estudos de rastreamento populacional para o câncer de cólon e reto, selecionando aqueles que necessitam colonoscopia, estudou-se a correlação entre a presença de neoplasias proximais e distais nos pacientes com idade entre 40 e 49 anos e naqueles com idade igual ou superior a 50 anos submetidos a colonoscopia, objetivando avaliar o papel deste exame segmentar em uma população sintomática. MÉTODOS: Todas as colonoscopias realizadas no Departamento de Coloproctologia do Complexo Hospitalar da Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, RS, no per

  7. Comportamento de cura de adesivo epoxídico contendo grupo mercaptana avaliado por espectroscopia no infravermelho (MIR/NIR e calorimetria exploratória diferencial (DSC Cure behavior of epoxy adhesive containig mercaptan group evaluated by infrared spectroscopy (MIR/NIR and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC

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    Hilzette P. C. Andrade

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho, a flexibilidade de um adesivo epoxídico contendo diglicidiléter de bisfenol A (DGEBA e dietilenotriamina (DETA como agente de cura foi modificada pela adição de um segundo componente contendo grupos mercaptana (CAPCURE. A adição de amianto ao adesivo contendo CAPCURE também foi avaliada. As reações entre os grupos epoxídicos e os grupos amina, assim como entre os grupos epoxídicos e os grupos mercaptana, foram estudadas nas regiões espectrais do infravermelho médio (MIR e próximo (NIR. Observou-se que o amianto não interfere nas reações de cura e que a espectroscopia FT-NIR evidencia melhor as alterações espectrométricas ocorridas durante as reações em relação à análise FT-MIR. O tempo das reações de cura foi monitorado por calorimetria exploratória diferencial (DSC, observando-se que a introdução do CAPCURE acelerou a cura da resina. A energia de ativação (Ea das reações de cura foi obtida pelos métodos de Barrett e Borchardt-Daniels. Os adesivos contendo CAPCURE mostraram Ea em torno de 30 kJ.mol-1, enquanto o adesivo DGEBA/DETA apresentou Ea de 46 kJ.mol-1, ambas calculadas pelo método de Barrett.In the present work, the flexibility of an epoxy adhesive containing diglycidylether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA and diethylenetriamine (DETA as curing agent was changed by the addition of a second component containing mercaptan groups (CAPCURE. The addition of asbestos as a filler in the adhesive containing CAPCURE was also evaluated. Epoxy-amine and epoxy-mercaptan reactions were studied in NIR and MIR spectral regions. The filler addition did not cause influence on the cure reactions and spectrometric changes of cure reactions could be better observed by FT-NIR than FT-MIR analysis. The cure reaction time was monitored by DSC experiments and it was observed that the introduction of CAPCURE accelerated the cure reaction. The activation energies (Ea of curing reactions were obtained using Barrett

  8. Fixação interna de fratura de epífise proximal de tíbia em potro Internal fixation of the tibial proximal epiphyses fracture in a foal

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    Carlos Henrique Maciel Brunner

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available A fratura Salter Harris tipo II ocorre comumente na epífise proximal de tíbia em potros e tem reparação difícil mas com o advento das técnicas de fixação interna, o prognóstico tem melhorado. No caso descrito, em um potro da raça árabe de 26 dias de idade, com fratura proximal de tíbia direita tipo Salter Harris II, foram utilizadas as placas de compressão para garantirem estabilização e aproximação dos fragmentos fraturados, porém com risco de ocasionar distúrbios no desenvolvimento esquelético. No caso relatado, através do controle radiológico, não foi evidenciada diminuição da radioluscência na região correspondente à cartilagem de conjugação proximal da tíbia. O artigo tem como objetivo discutir o tratamento empregado que se mostrou como alternativa viável pelo resultado favorável com bons resultados.The most frequent fracture is tibia’s proximal epiphysis in foals is Salter Harris type II although its difficult to repair. The development of the inner fixation technique has been made the prognosis better. The dynamic compression bone plate allow guaranteed reduction and stabilization of the bone’s fragments, but it can promote development disturbs. In this case, by the radiological control, it has not shown less radiolucency in the proximal tibia’s growth plate. The treatment used showed itself as a feasible alternative because of the favourable good results.

  9. Seromiotomia anterior e posterior da pequena curvatura versus vagotomia gastrica proximal

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    Carlos Augusto de Oliveira Cavalcanti

    1993-01-01

    Resumo: Tem sido atribuída à secção dos ramos vagais, inclusive na vagotomia gástrica proximal (VGP),alterações no esvaziamento gástrico de líquidos no pós-operatório. A seromiotomia anterior da pequena curvatura com vagotomia troncular posterior (SMA+ VTP), foi proposta há uma década como alternativa à VGP para o tratamento da 00. Posteriormente, também foram atribuídas a essa cirurgia alterações no esvaziamento gástrico e da fisiologia da transição esôfago-gástrica. Com o objetivo de não al...

  10. Induced spectral gap and pairing correlations from superconducting proximity effect

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    Chiu, Ching-Kai; Cole, William S.; Das Sarma, S.

    2016-09-01

    We theoretically consider superconducting proximity effect, using the Bogoliubov-de Gennes (BdG) theory, in heterostructure sandwich-type geometries involving a normal s -wave superconductor and a nonsuperconducting material with the proximity effect being driven by Cooper pairs tunneling from the superconducting slab to the nonsuperconducting slab. Applications of the superconducting proximity effect may rely on an induced spectral gap or induced pairing correlations without any spectral gap. We clarify that in a nonsuperconducting material the induced spectral gap and pairing correlations are independent physical quantities arising from the proximity effect. This is a crucial issue in proposals to create topological superconductivity through the proximity effect. Heterostructures of three-dimensional topological insulator (TI) slabs on conventional s -wave superconductor (SC) substrates provide a platform, with proximity-induced topological superconductivity expected to be observed on the "naked" top surface of a thin TI slab. We theoretically study the induced superconducting gap on this naked surface. In addition, we compare against the induced spectral gap in heterostructures of SC with a normal metal or a semiconductor with strong spin-orbit coupling and a Zeeman splitting potential (another promising platform for topological superconductivity). We find that for any model for the non-SC metal (including metallic TI) the induced spectral gap on the naked surface decays as L-3 as the thickness (L ) of the non-SC slab is increased in contrast to the slower 1 /L decay of the pairing correlations. Our distinction between proximity-induced spectral gap (with its faster spatial decay) and pairing correlation (with its slower spatial decay) has important implications for the currently active search for topological superconductivity and Majorana fermions in various superconducting heterostructures.

  11. Bloqueo interescalénico para cirugía de hombro : Reparos anatómicos

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    El bloqueo interescalénico, es especialmente efectivo para la cirugía de hombro y la porción proximal del brazo y es ideal para la reducción de una luxación de hombro. El objetivo del presente trabajo es resaltar la importancia de los reparos anatómicos para efectuar el bloqueo interescalénico.

  12. Calculus Rules for V-Proximal Subdifferentials in Smooth Banach Spaces

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    Messaoud Bounkhel

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    Full Text Available In 2010, Bounkhel et al. introduced new proximal concepts (analytic proximal subdifferential, geometric proximal subdifferential, and proximal normal cone in reflexive smooth Banach spaces. They proved, in p-uniformly convex and q-uniformly smooth Banach spaces, the density theorem for the new concepts of proximal subdifferential and various important properties for both proximal subdifferential concepts and the proximal normal cone concept. In this paper, we establish calculus rules (fuzzy sum rule and chain rule for both proximal subdifferentials and we prove the Bishop-Phelps theorem for the proximal normal cone. The limiting concept for both proximal subdifferentials and for the proximal normal cone is defined and studied. We prove that both limiting constructions coincide with the Mordukhovich constructions under some assumptions on the space. Applications to nonconvex minimisation problems and nonconvex variational inequalities are established.

  13. Benign monomelic amyotrophy with proximal upper limb involvement: case report Amiotrofia monomélica benigna com comprometimento proximal do membro superior: relato de caso

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    Marco Antonio Orsini Neves

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Monomelic amyotrophy (MA is a rare condition in which neurogenic amyotrophy is restricted to an upper or lower limb. Usually sporadic, it usually has an insidious onset with a mean evolution of 2 to 4 years following first clinical manifestations, which is, in turned, followed by stabilization. We report a case of 20-years-old man who presented slowly progressive amyotrophy associated with proximal paresis of the right upper limb, which was followed by clinical stabilization 4 years later. Eletroneuromyography revealed denervation along with myofasciculations in various muscle groups of the right upper limb. We call atention to this rare location of MA, as well as describe some theories concerning its pathophysiology .A amiotrofia monomélica é condição rara em que a amiotrofia neurogênica é restrita somente a um membro superior ou inferior. Usualmente esporádica, possui um início insidioso e evolução lenta de 2-4 anos após as primeiras manifestações, seguida por estabilização. Relatamos o caso de um homem que aos 20 anos apresentou lentamente amiotrofia e paresia proximal no membro superior direito, estabilizando-se em quatro anos. A eletroneuromiografia identificou a presença de desnervação e fasciculações em diversos músculos proximais do membro superior direito. Chamamos a atenção para esta rara localização desta entidade, assim como descrevemos algumas das hipóteses da fisiopatologia.

  14. Topology of digital images visual pattern discovery in proximity spaces

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    Peters, James F

    2014-01-01

    This book carries forward recent work on visual patterns and structures in digital images and introduces a near set-based a topology of digital images. Visual patterns arise naturally in digital images viewed as sets of non-abstract points endowed with some form of proximity (nearness) relation. Proximity relations make it possible to construct uniform topolo- gies on the sets of points that constitute a digital image. In keeping with an interest in gaining an understanding of digital images themselves as a rich source of patterns, this book introduces the basics of digital images from a computer vision perspective. In parallel with a computer vision perspective on digital images, this book also introduces the basics of prox- imity spaces. Not only the traditional view of spatial proximity relations but also the more recent descriptive proximity relations are considered. The beauty of the descriptive proximity approach is that it is possible to discover visual set patterns among sets that are non-overlapping ...

  15. Intramedullary nailing of the proximal humerus: evolution, technique, and results.

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    Dilisio, Matthew F; Nowinski, Robert J; Hatzidakis, Armodios M; Fehringer, Edward V

    2016-05-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are the third most common fracture in the elderly. Although most fractures can be treated conservatively with acceptable outcomes, certain fracture patterns are at high risk for progression to humeral malunions, nonunions, stiffness, and post-traumatic arthrosis. The goal of antegrade humeral nailing of proximal humerus fractures is to provide stability to a reduced fracture that allows early motion to optimize patient outcomes. Certain technical pearls are pivotal in managing these difficult fractures with nails; these include rotator cuff management, respect of the soft tissues, anatomic tuberosity position, blood supply maintenance, knowledge of the deforming forces on the proximal humerus, fracture reduction, and rehabilitation strategies. Modern proximal humeral nail designs and techniques assist the surgeon in adhering to these principles and have demonstrated promising outcomes. Humeral nail designs have undergone significant innovation during the past 40 years and now can provide stable fixation in the humeral shaft distally as well as improved stability in the head and tuberosity fragments, which were the common site of fixation failure with earlier generation implants. Compared with other fixation strategies, such as locking plate fixation, no compelling evidence exists to suggest one technique over another. The purpose of this review is to describe the history, results, new designs, and techniques that make modern intramedullary nailing of proximal humerus fractures a viable treatment option.

  16. Value of proximal regurgitant jet size in tricuspid regurgitation.

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    Rivera, J M; Vandervoort, P; Mele, D; Weyman, A; Thomas, J D

    1996-04-01

    Recent studies have shown good agreement between proximal regurgitant jet size obtained with transthoracic color flow mapping and regurgitant fraction in patients with mitral regurgitation. To evaluate this in patients with tricuspid regurgitation, we analyzed 40 patients in sinus rhythm, 16 with free jets and 24 with impinging jets, comparing proximal jet size (millimeters) with parameters derived from the Doppler two-dimensional echocardiographic method (regurgitant fraction) and the flow-convergence method (peak flow rate, effective regurgitant orifice area, and momentum). Good agreement was noted between peak flow rate (r = 0.80, p fair between effective regurgitant orifice (r = 0.65, p < 0.001), peak flow rate (0.65, p < 0.001), and momentum (r = 0.62, p < 0.001) with mean jet proximal size. Jet proximal size obtained with transthoracic color flow mapping is a good semiquantitative tool for measuring tricuspid regurgitation in free jets that correlates well with established measures of the severity and with new parameters available from analysis of the proximal acceleration field. In patients with eccentrically directed wall jets, the correlation weakens but still appears clinically significant.

  17. FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF PHILOS PLATE FIXATION FOR PROXIMAL HUMERUS FRACTURES

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    Ch. Venkateswarlu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Treating a proximal humerus fracture remained a challenging problem until proximal humeral internal locking system has been developed. Our study aims at evaluating the functional outcome of 30 consecutive patients with proximal humeral fracture treated by Philos plate fixation; 30 patients with proximal humeral fractures who attended our hospital between December 2013 and December 2015 were included in the study; 18 women and 12 men with a mean age of 47.5years (30-60 years are included. Data was collected prospectively and outcomes were assessed using constant shoulder score. The mean follow-up period was 12 months (6-18 months. Mean union time of all the fractures was 11.4 weeks (8-20 weeks. The mean constant shoulder score at final review was 70.5 (52-92. Philos plate provides stable fracture fixation for proximal humerus fracture in both young and elderly patients, which enables for early mobilisation and achieves acceptable functional results.

  18. Ejecta emplacement: from distal to proximal

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    Artemieva, N.

    2008-09-01

    Introduction Most part of impact ejecta is deposited ballistically at some distance from a crater, defined by ejection velocity V and ejection angle α: d=v2sinα/g. In case of giant impacts, planetary curvature should be taken into account [1]. Combined with ejecta scaling [2], these relations allow to define ejecta thickness as a function of distance. Ejecta from large craters are deposited at velocity high enough to mobilize substrate material and to thicken ejecta deposits [3]. Ballistic approximation is valid for airless bodies (if impact vaporization is not vast) or for proximal ejecta of large impact craters, where ejecta mass per unit area is substantially greater than the mass of involved vapor/atmosphere (M-ratio). Deposition of distal ejecta, in which ejecta mass is negligible compared to the atmosphere, may be also treated in a simplified manner, i.e. as 1) passive motion of ejected particles within an impact plume and 2) later, as sedimentation of particles in undisturbed atmosphere (equilibrium between gravity and drag). In all intermediate M-ratio values, impact ejecta move like a surge, i.e. dilute suspension current in which particles are carried in turbulent flows under the influence of gravity. Surges are well-known for near-surface explosive tests, described in detail for volcanic explosions (Plinian column collapse, phreato-magmatic eruption, lateral blast), and found in ejecta from the Chicxulub [4] and the Ries [5]. Important aspects of surge transport include its ability to deposit ejecta over a larger area than that typical of continuous ballistic ejecta and to create multiple ejecta layers. Numerical model Two-phase hydrodynamics. Surges should be modeled in the frame of two-phase hydrodynamics, i.e. interaction between solid/molten particles and atmospheric gas/impact vapor should be taken into account. There are two techniques of solving equations for dust particle motion in a gas flow. The first one describes solid/molten particles as a

  19. Fractures of the proximal humerus involving the intertubercular groove

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    Ahovuo, J.; Paavolainen, P.; Bjoerkenheim, J.M. (Helsinki Univ. Central Hospital (Finland). Dept. of Radiology; Helsinki Univ. Central Hospital (Finland). Div. of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery)

    The purpose of this study was to analyse the involvement of the gliding surface of the biceps tendon in fractures of the proximal humerus. Fifteen patients had a fracture of the proximal humerus verified with antero-posterior and axillary radiographs. Tangential radiographs of the intertubercular groove, obtained from the shoulder joint, showed involvement of the intertubercular groove in 13 patients (87%), which could not be shown with other projections. Groove radiographs revealed in 3 patients a dislocation of the fragments of the greater tuberosity large enough to require surgical treatment, but which had not been found using conventional techniques. Therefore, a groove radiograph should be used to precise fractures of the proximal humerus. (orig.).

  20. Specifics of proximal caries and their diagnostics in posterior teeth

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    Wojcik-Checinska Ilona

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Proximal surfaces are the second in turn after the occlusal surfaces, as being the most exposed places to the carious process. The specificity of changes and location makes the diagnostic of approximal cavities difficult. The aim of the study was to collect information on possibilities of detection, monitoring and assessment of carious lesions located on proximal surfaces, starting from the early stage. On the base of current literature, chosen methods of diagnosis, from conventional, to advanced technologies were presented. Current literature also suggests that none of the diagnostic methods exclude the possibility of misdiagnosis of proximal caries. Therefore, during the diagnosing of doubtful cases, it is advisable to employ several methods of assessment, with simultaneous individual appraisal of caries risk factors, such as oral hygiene, frequency of eating sweets or the number of active caries foci.

  1. A Flexible Proximity Sensor Fully Fabricated by Inkjet Printing

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    Chin-Tsan Wang

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available A flexible proximity sensor fully fabricated by inkjet printing is proposed in this paper. The flexible proximity sensor is composed of a ZnO layer sandwiched in between a flexible aluminum sheet and a web-shaped top electrode layer. The flexible aluminum sheet serves as the bottom electrode. The material of the top electrode layer is nano silver. Both the ZnO and top electrode layers are deposited by inkjet printing. The fully inkjet printing process possesses the advantages of direct patterning and low-cost. It does not require photolithography and etching processes since the pattern is directly printed on the flexible aluminum sheet. The prototype demonstrates that the presented flexible sensor is sensitive to the human body. It may be applied to proximity sensing or thermal eradiation sensing.

  2. The thermometer of social relations: mapping social proximity on temperature.

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    Ijzerman, Hans; Semin, Gün R

    2009-10-01

    "Holding warm feelings toward someone" and "giving someone the cold shoulder" indicate different levels of social proximity. In this article, we show effects of temperature that go beyond these metaphors people live by. In three experiments, warmer conditions, compared with colder conditions, induced (a) greater social proximity, (b) use of more concrete language, and (c) a more relational focus. Different temperature conditions were created by either handing participants warm or cold beverages (Experiment 1) or placing them in comfortable warm or cold ambient conditions (Experiments 2 and 3). These studies corroborate recent findings in the field of grounded cognition revealing that concrete experiences ground abstract concepts with which they are coexperienced. Our studies show a systemic interdependence among language, perception, and social proximity: Environmentally induced conditions shape not only language use, but also the perception and construal of social relationships.

  3. Epiphyseal stapling of the proximal tibia for idiopathic genu valgum.

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    Courvoisier, Aurélien; Eid, Ahmad; Merloz, Philippe

    2009-06-01

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of hemiepiphysiodesis with a single medial staple of the proximal tibia in idiopathic genu valgum angular correction. A retrospective review was performed identifying nine adolescents (18 knees) treated for idiopathic adolescent genu valgum by means of a bilateral hemiepiphysiodesis with a single staple of the proximal tibia. The intermalleolar distance (IMD) and hip-knee-ankle angle were measured at skeletal maturity. The IMD and hip-knee-ankle angle were reduced in all patients at skeletal maturity. Hemiepiphysiodesis with a single medial staple of the proximal tibia seems to be a reliable and safe alternative method to achieve correction of an idiopathic genu valgum.

  4. Proximate composition of Turkish sesame seeds and characterization of their oils

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    Yalçın, Hasan

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available A proximate composition of four varieties of Turkish sesame seeds (moisture, ash, protein, oil was determined along with a characterization of their oils (fatty acids, triacylglycerols and desmethylsterols The results of the proximate analysis showed the following contents: moisture, 4,40%; ash, 4,41%; protein, 21,00%; and oil, 54,26%. Oleic and linoleic acids were the major unsaturated fatty acids while palmitic and stearic were the main saturated. The triacylglycerol composition of the sesame oil samples was determined by HPLC and LOL; LOO; PLO; LLL; OOO were the major triglycerides while triacylglycerols containing oleic and linoleic acyl residues comprize 62,45% of the total. The major desmethyl sterols found in sesame seed oils were β-sitosterol, campasterol, stigma-sterol, and Δ-5, avenasterol. Small proportions of cholesterol, clerosterol 5,24 stigmastedienol, Δ-7, stigmastenol and avenasterol were also identified.Se ha evaluado la composición proximal de cuatro variedades de semillas de sésamo de Turquía así como el aceite obtenido mediante extracción en frío con hexano (composición en ácidos grasos, triglicéridos y esteroles. Las composiciones medias de las semillas fueron similares para todas las muestras siendo los valores medios 4,40%, 4,41%, 21,00%, 54,26% para humedad, cenizas, proteínas y aceite, respectivamente. Los ácidos oleico y linoleico fueron los ácidos grasos mayoritarios mientras los ácidos palmítico y estearico fueron los principales ácidos saturados. Los triglicéridos mayoritarios, determinados mediante HPLC fueron LOL; LOO; PLO; LLL y OOO, suponiendo un 62,45% del porcentaje total de los triglicéridos. Los esteroles mayoritarios fueron β-sitosterol, campesterol, estigmasterol, Δ-5, avenasterol, identificándose también pequeñas cantidades de colesterol, clerosterol 5,24 estigmastedienol, Δ-7 estigmastenol y avenasterol.

  5. Proximal arm kinematics affect grip force-load force coordination.

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    Vermillion, Billy C; Lum, Peter S; Lee, Sang Wook

    2015-10-01

    During object manipulation, grip force is coordinated with load force, which is primarily determined by object kinematics. Proximal arm kinematics may affect grip force control, as proximal segment motion could affect control of distal hand muscles via biomechanical and/or neural pathways. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of proximal kinematics on grip force modulation during object manipulation. Fifteen subjects performed three vertical lifting tasks that involved distinct proximal kinematics (elbow/shoulder), but resulted in similar end-point (hand) trajectories. While temporal coordination of grip and load forces remained similar across the tasks, proximal kinematics significantly affected the grip force-to-load force ratio (P = 0.042), intrinsic finger muscle activation (P = 0.045), and flexor-extensor ratio (P muscles and the elbow joint cannot fully explain the observed changes, as task-related changes in intrinsic hand muscle activation were greater than in extrinsic hand muscles. Rather, between-task variation in grip force (highest during task 3) appears to contrast to that in shoulder joint velocity/acceleration (lowest during task 3). These results suggest that complex neural coupling between the distal and proximal upper extremity musculature may affect grip force control during movements, also indicated by task-related changes in intermuscular coherence of muscle pairs, including intrinsic finger muscles. Furthermore, examination of the fingertip force showed that the human motor system may attempt to reduce variability in task-relevant motor output (grip force-to-load force ratio), while allowing larger fluctuations in output less relevant to task goal (shear force-to-grip force ratio).

  6. Modular endoprosthetic replacement for metastatic tumours of the proximal femur

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    Carter Simon R

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background and aims Endoprosthetic replacements of the proximal femur are commonly required to treat destructive metastases with either impending or actual pathological fractures at this site. Modular prostheses provide an off the shelf availability and can be adapted to most reconstructive situations for proximal femoral replacements. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and functional outcomes following modular tumour prosthesis reconstruction of the proximal femur in 100 consecutive patients with metastatic tumours and to compare them with the published results of patients with modular and custom made endoprosthetic replacements. Methods 100 consecutive patients who underwent modular tumour prosthetic reconstruction of the proximal femur for metastases using the METS system from 2001 to 2007 were studied. The patient, tumour and treatment factors in relation to overall survival, local control, implant survival and complications were analysed. Functional scores were obtained from surviving patients. Results and conclusion There were 45 male and 55 female patients. The mean age was 60.2 years. The indications were metastases. Seventy five patients presented with pathological fracture or with failed fixation and 25 patients were at a high risk of developing a fracture. The mean follow up was 15.9 months [range 0–77]. Three patients died within 2 weeks following surgery. 69 patients have died and 31 are alive. Of the 69 patients who were dead 68 did not need revision surgery indicating that the implant provided single definitive treatment which outlived the patient. There were three dislocations (2/5 with THR and 1/95 with unipolar femoral heads. 6 patients had deep infections. The estimated five year implant survival (Kaplan-Meier analysis was 83.1% with revision as end point. The mean TESS score was 64% (54%–82%. We conclude that METS modular tumour prosthesis for proximal femur provides versatility; low implant related

  7. PROXIMAL POINT ALGORITHM FOR MINIMIZATION OF DC FUNCTION

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    Wen-yu Sun; Raimundo. J.B. Sampaio; M.A.B. Candido

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we present some algorithms for minimization of DC function (difference of two convex functions). They are descent methods of the proximal-type which use the convex properties of the two convex functions separately. We also consider an approximate proximal point algorithm. Some properties of the ε-subdifferential and the ε-directional derivative are discussed. The convergence properties of the algorithms are established in both exact and approximate forms. Finally, we give some applications to the concave programming and maximum eigenvalue problems.

  8. Longitudinal spin Seebeck effect free from the proximity Nernst effect.

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    Kikkawa, T; Uchida, K; Shiomi, Y; Qiu, Z; Hou, D; Tian, D; Nakayama, H; Jin, X-F; Saitoh, E

    2013-02-08

    This Letter provides evidence for intrinsic longitudinal spin Seebeck effects (LSSEs) that are free from the anomalous Nernst effect (ANE) caused by an extrinsic proximity effect. We report the observation of LSSEs in Au/Y(3)Fe(5)O(12) (YIG) and Pt/Cu/YIG systems, showing that the LSSE appears even when the mechanism of the proximity ANE is clearly removed. In the conventional Pt/YIG structure, furthermore, we separate the LSSE from the ANE by comparing the voltages in different magnetization and temperature-gradient configurations; the ANE contamination was found to be negligibly small even in the Pt/YIG structure.

  9. Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation of the proximal humerus: case report

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    Bush, J.B.; Meyer, Mark S. [Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Orthopedics, New Orleans, LA (United States); Reith, John D. [University of Florida College of Medicine, Departments of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Gainesville, Florida (United States)

    2007-06-15

    Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation (BPOP), or Nora's lesion, is a rare lesion of bone occurring predominantly in the long bones of the hands and feet. It exists as a puzzling clinical entity of uncertain origins and high recurrence rates after surgical resection. To our knowledge, this clinical entity has not been reported in the proximal aspect of the humerus. An interesting report of a lesion occurring in the proximal humerus, which initially was misinterpreted as a parosteal osteosarcoma, is discussed outlining the clinical, radiographic and pathologic features of the BPOP lesion. (orig.)

  10. A note on unibasic spaces and transitive quasi-proximities

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    Adalberto García-Máynez; Adolfo Pimienta Acosta

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    [EN] In this paper we prove there is a bijection between the set of all annular bases of a topological spaces $(X,\\tau)$ and the set of all transitive quasi-proximities on $X$ inducing $\\tau$.We establish some properties of those topological spaces $(X,\\tau)$ which imply that $\\tau$ is the only annular basis García-Máynez, A.; Pimienta Acosta, A. (2017). A note on unibasic spaces and transitive quasi-proximities. Applied General Topology. 18(1):23-30. doi:10.4995/agt.2017.4092. 23 30...

  11. Premaceral contents of peats correlated with proximate and ultimate analysis

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    Cohen, A.D.; Andrejko, M.J.

    1983-01-01

    Preliminary correlations of petrographic characteristics of peats (i.e., peat types, premaceral proportions, and premaceral types) with proximate analysis, ultimate analysis, and Btu content are reported. These correlations suggest the following trends: (1) peats with the highest proportions of birefringent macerals tend to have highest volatile matter (and H and O contents); (2) fluorescence of macerals seems to correlate only slightly with proximate and ultimate analyses; (3) higher previtrinite contents tend to correlate with higher volatile matter contents; (4) peats with higher preinertinities, prephlobaphenites (and precorpocollinites), and presclerotinites have the highest fixed carbon; and (5) Btu correlates strongly with ash content and only slightly with maceral content. (BLM)

  12. Modelling and Analysis of Proximity Effect in IGBT Fuses

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    Iov, Florin; Blaabjerg, Frede; Rasmussen, Henrik

    2005-01-01

    . Even with an active protection, a high power IGBT still has a risk of exhibiting a violent rupture in the case of a fault if e.g. IGBT fuses are not protecting it. By introducing fuses into voltage source converters a better protection of IGBT's can be achieved. However, skin and proximity effects...... affect the current distribution in a fuse due to the high frequency currents and thus a need for de-rating the fuse. This paper shows an analytical model for studying the proximity effect into a fuse. The results obtained using this model are compared with experiments....

  13. Inverse Proximity Effect in Superconductor-ferromagnet Bilayer Structures

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    Xia, Jing

    2010-04-05

    Measurements of the polar Kerr effect using a zero-area-loop Sagnac magnetometer on Pb/Ni and Al/(Co-Pd) proximity-effect bilayers show unambiguous evidence for the 'inverse proximity effect,' in which the ferromagnet (F) induces a finite magnetization in the superconducting (S) layer. To avoid probing the magnetic effects in the ferromagnet, the superconducting layer was prepared much thicker than the light's optical penetration depth. The sign and size of the effect, as well as its temperature dependence agree with recent predictions by Bergeret et al.[1].

  14. Critical Proximity as a Methodological Move in Techno-Anthropology

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    Birkbak, Andreas; Petersen, Morten Krogh; Elgaard Jensen, Torben

    2015-01-01

    work through two cases—one on the involvement of users in innovation projects and another on commercial web technologies for tracing issues—to show how critical proximity may be practiced. We sum up the lessons derived in four methodological guidelines for doing research with critical proximity.......echno-Anthropology is a new field, operating with a broad range of methodologies and approaches. This gives rise to the question: What does it mean for Techno-Anthropological research to be critical? In this paper, we discuss this question by developing and specifying the notion of ‘critical...

  15. Efficient Indoor Proximity and Separation Detection for Location Fingerprinting

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    Kjærgaard, Mikkel Baun; Treu, Georg; Ruppel, Peter

    2008-01-01

    Detecting proximity and separation among mobile targets is a basic mechanism for many location-based services (LBSs) and requires continuous positioning and tracking. However, realizing both mechanisms for indoor usage is still a major challenge. Positioning methods like GPS cannot be applied there......, and for distance calculations the particular building topology has to be taken into account. To address these challenges, this paper presents a novel approach for indoor proximity and separation detection, which uses location fingerprinting for indoor positioning of targets and walking distances for modeling...

  16. Herramienta para hacer cuestionarios para Moodle

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    Muñoz Garcia, jesus

    2010-01-01

    Herramienta de creación de cuestionarios remotos de cuestiones SQL para Moodle. Permite también, el Aprendizaje colaborativo, para que los estudiantes puedan hacer cuestionarios de forma conjunta y desarrollar habilidades de trabajo en equipo. / Tool for Moodle to create remote quiz with SQL question. It also allows collaborative learning, so students can do together remote quiz and develop teamwork and social skills.

  17. Hidróxidos duplos lamelares como matrizes para fertilizantes de liberação lenta de nitrato

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    Valentim da Silva

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Diante do extensivo uso de fertilizantes nitrogenados na agricultura e elevado potencial de lixiviação do nitrato, há uma demanda por fertilizantes de liberação lenta ou controlada. Os hidróxidos duplos lamelares (HDLs sintéticos reúnem características que os qualifica para o uso como matrizes para fertilizantes de liberação lenta de íons nitrato. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram focados na síntese, caracterização e investigação do processo de liberação lenta de nitrato em um HDL contendo íons Mg2+ e Al3+ em sua estrutura. O HDL com a fórmula Mg0,83Al0,17(OH2(NO30,17.0,56H2O foi sintetizado pelo método de coprecipitação em pH alcalino constante, separado por centrifugação e seco em estufa a vácuo. As análises de difração de raios-X, de espectroscopia vibracional na região do infravermelho com transformada Fourier e as análises térmicas comprovam a obtenção do composto contendo o íon nitrato hidratado intercalado, além da fórmula proposta. O composto foi submetido a testes de liberação de nitrato em solução de NaHCO3 tamponado a pH 6,5 e em água destilada. As curvas obtidas evidenciaram dois eventos complementares de liberação de nitrato, um evento inicial rápido e um outro lento e gradativo. O composto investigado neste trabalho demonstrou potencial para ser utilizado como matriz para fertilizante de liberação lenta de nitrato.

  18. Avaliação do uso de técnicas PIR-G/FT-IR para caracterização de elastômeros Evaluation of PIR-G/FT-IR techniques for characterization of elastomers

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    Natália B. Sanches

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A técnica de pirólise gasosa, em bico de Bunsen, para análise por espectroscopia no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier (PIR-G/FT-IR foi aplicada a diferentes borrachas, incluindo algumas misturas. Foi observado que é possível diferenciar os tipos de elastômeros por meio de análise de produtos gasosos de pirólise, inclusive aqueles que apresentam espectros IR de pirolisados líquidos similares, como é o caso de CIIR e BIIR, NR/SBR e EPDM/SBR, SBR/BR e SBR.Pyrolysis and infrared spectroscopy (PIR-G/FT-IR were used for investigating gaseous products of rubber. The results show that this method was suitable to identify different elastomers and elastomer blends, including rubbers that present similar IR spectra of pyrolysed liquid products such as CIIR and BIIR, NR/SBR and EPDM/SBR, SBR/BR and SBR.

  19. Obtenção e caracterização de materiais argilosos quimicamente ativados para utilização em catálise Preparation and characterization of chemically activated clays for use in catalysis

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    M. G. F. Rodrigues

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O principal objetivo deste trabalho é caracterizar argilas esmectíticas "Chocolate" de Boa-Vista, PB, tanto na sua forma natural quanto tratada quimicamente, visando sua aplicação em catálise. As argilas foram caracterizadas por fluorescência de raios X, difração de raios X e espectrofotometria de absorção óptica na região do infravermelho. Os resultados mostraram que o tratamento ácido alterou a estrutura da montmorilonita. A reação de isomerização do meta-xileno, para o material ativado, mostrou que a argila ácida foi mais ativa que a natural.The main objective of this paper is to characterize the chocolate smectite clays of Boa-Vista, PB, Brazil, in their natural form, and after chemical treatment, for their application in catalysis. The experimental methods were: X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. The results show that the acid treatment altered the montimorillonite structure. The obtained reaction (isomerization of m-xylene for the treated material showed that treated clays were more active than the natural ones.

  20. A influência da proximidade tecnológica e geográfica sobre a inovação regional no Brasil The influence of the technological proximity and the geographical proximity on Brazilian regional innovation

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    Eduardo Gonçalves

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é verificar a influência da proximidade geográfica e da proximidade tecnológica sobre a inovação regional no Brasil, medida por depósitos de patentes no período 1999-2001 para mesorregiões geográficas. Para tanto, utilizaram-se técnicas de Análise Exploratória de Dados Espaciais (AEDE e de econometria espacial. Os dados de patentes foram organizados em quatro clusters tecnológicos segundo critérios de proximidade cognitiva, como biofarmacêutico, desenvolvimento de novos materiais, bens mecânicos e de consumo e tecnologias eletroeletrônicas, revelando um padrão de concentração da atividade tecnológica em poucas mesorregiões brasileiras. Além disso, foi calculada a medida de proximidade tecnológica de Jaffe para ponderar a vizinhança geográfica pelo grau de similaridade tecnológica das mesorregiões. Os resultados confirmam a hipótese de transbordamentos de conhecimento mediados tecnológica e geograficamente.The aim of this paper is to determine the influence of technological proximity and geographical proximity on Brazilian regional innovation, measured by patent applications over the period 1999-2001 for Brazilian geographical mesoregions. First, the paper undertakes an Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA and then uses spatial econometric techniques. According with procedures based on cognitive proximity the patent data are organized into four technological clusters such as chemical and bio-pharmaceutical, new materials, mechanical and process technologies and electrical and electronic technologies. The four aforementioned clusters exhibit a concentrated regional pattern of technological activity over few Brazilian mesoregions. Moreover, the paper uses a Jaffe's measure of technological distance in order to construct a matrix in which the technological similarity is weighted by the geographical proximity. The results corroborate the hypothesis of geographically and technologically

  1. Experimento didático de quimiometria para análise exploratória de óleos vegetais comestíveis por espectroscopia no infravermelho médio e análise de componentes principais: um tutorial, parte I

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    André Marcelo de Souza

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This manuscript aims to show the basic concepts and practical application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA as a tutorial, using Matlab or Octave computing environment for beginners, undergraduate and graduate students. As a practical example it is shown the exploratory analysis of edible vegetable oils by mid infrared spectroscopy.

  2. Implementação computacional do modelo carga-fluxo de carga-fluxo de dipolo para cálculo e interpretação das intensidades do espectro infravermelho Computational implementation of the model charge-charge flux-dipole flux for calculation and analysis of infrared intensities

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    Thiago C. F. Gomes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The first computational implementation that automates the procedures involved in the calculation of infrared intensities using the charge-charge flux-dipole flux model is presented. The atomic charges and dipoles from the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules (QTAIM model was programmed for Morphy98, Gaussian98 and Gaussian03 programs outputs, but for the ChelpG parameters only the Gaussian programs are supported. Results of illustrative but new calculations for the water, ammonia and methane molecules at the MP2/6-311++G(3d,3p theoretical level, using the ChelpG and QTAIM/Morphy charges and dipoles are presented. These results showed excellent agreement with analytical results obtained directly at the MP2/6-311++G(3d,3p level of theory.

  3. Aplicação de técnicas multivariadas e inteligência artificial na análise de espectros de infravermelho para determinação de matéria orgânica em amostras de solos

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    Souza,Diego M.; Beata E. Madari; Guimarães, Freddy F.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper studies based on Multilayer Perception Artificial Neural Network and Least Square Support Vector Machine (LS-SVM) techniques are applied to determine of the concentration of Soil Organic Matter (SOM). Performances of the techniques are compared. SOM concentrations and spectral data from Mid-Infrared are used as input parameters for both techniques. Multivariate regressions were performed for a set of 1117 spectra of soil samples, with concentrations ranging from 2 to 400 g kg-1....

  4. 37 Nigerian Journal of Chemical Research Vol. 19, 2014 Proximate ...

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    ABSTRACT. Proximate, mineral and anti-nutritional composition of Cucurbita maxima fruit parts (seeds, ... mg/100g) was obtained in the pulp The anti nutritional factors contents of the parts of the fruits .... addition, lack of proper knowledge, ... the same way to ascertain the effects of the ..... Vegetarians everywhere are at risk.

  5. Predicting Performance in Higher Education Using Proximal Predictors

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    Niessen, A Susan M; Meijer, Rob R; Tendeiro, Jorge N

    2016-01-01

    We studied the validity of two methods for predicting academic performance and student-program fit that were proximal to important study criteria. Applicants to an undergraduate psychology program participated in a selection procedure containing a trial-studying test based on a work sample approach,

  6. Implant-Root Proximity and Pulp Vitality of the Tooth

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    Tasharoie

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background When dental implants are applied in partially edentulous patients, there is the risk of placing the implants in close proximity or in direct contact with the adjacent roots. In this situation assurance of pulp vitality of the adjacent tooth is neessary. Objectives The current study aimed to assess pulp response of the tooth after root proximity with dental implant. Patients and Methods After investigating 2800 records of patients, 31 implants in 29 patients were included in this study. A parallel peri-apical radiography was taken and pulp vitality tests (cold, heat and electrical pulp tests were conducted for each patient. Results Among the 31 assessed implants and the adjacent intact teeth, 13 implants had direct contact and 18 implants had proximity of less than 1 mm with the adjacent root. All of the teeth had positive (normal pulp response to all tests. The most prevalent areas for proximity of implant-tooth were upper first premolar implants and upper canine teeth. The most approximation area was apical third of root of the teeth. Conclusions Based on the clinical and radiographic examinations, implant-tooth approximation (less than 1 mm or direct contact is not related to pulp vitality of the tooth. Further studies with larger sample sizes are necessary to confirm the results of the study.

  7. Interlanguage Pragmatics in the Zone of Proximal Development

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    Ohta, Amy Snyder

    2005-01-01

    Vygotsky's zone of proximal development (ZPD) has been fruitfully applied in L2 research that examines second and foreign language learning. This paper considers the applicability of the ZPD to interlanguage pragmatics instruction and research. First, the ZPD is defined [Vygotsky, L.S., 1978. Mind in Society: The Development of Higher…

  8. Three-Dimensional Bone Adaptation of the Proximal Femur

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    Bagge, Mette

    1998-01-01

    The bone remodeling of a three-dimensional model of the proximal femur is considered. The bone adaptation is numerically described as an evolution in time formulated such that the structural change goes in an optimal direction within each time step for the optimal boundary conditions. In the bone...

  9. Sensory Evaluation and Proximate Analysis of African Yam Bean ...

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    Sensory Evaluation and Proximate Analysis of African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis ... range from the well known (major) and well utilized cowpea ... being sought. ... MATERIALS AND METHODS .... Animal protein is seldom affordable by the poor in developing countries; hence legumes usually provide .... Laboratory practical.

  10. Proximate composition and mineral contents of Pebbly fish, Alestes ...

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    Lake Albert were analysed using standard procedures. The fish samples were ... The measurements of some ... method. This study determined the proximate composition and mineral contents of A. ... University for laboratory analysis. All ..... Nutritional implications and quality issues. ... Advances 8(1):183-189. Olagunju, A.

  11. production, proximate, and sensory assessment of awara produced ...

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    Dec 2, 2013 ... are regarded as versatile functional ingredients that are nutritionally similar to meat and ... becoming a major setback for human development ... It is a very good source of dietary protein that ... which are meat, fish, eggs and milk (Liu, 1997). ... Table 1: Proximate Composition of fresh and dried curd of Awara.

  12. Proximity to coast is linked to climate change belief.

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    Milfont, Taciano L; Evans, Laurel; Sibley, Chris G; Ries, Jan; Cunningham, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    Psychologists have examined the many psychological barriers to both climate change belief and concern. One barrier is the belief that climate change is too uncertain, and likely to happen in distant places and times, to people unlike oneself. Related to this perceived psychological distance of climate change, studies have shown that direct experience of the effects of climate change increases climate change concern. The present study examined the relationship between physical proximity to the coastline and climate change belief, as proximity may be related to experiencing or anticipating the effects of climate change such as sea-level rise. We show, in a national probability sample of 5,815 New Zealanders, that people living in closer proximity to the shoreline expressed greater belief that climate change is real and greater support for government regulation of carbon emissions. This proximity effect held when adjusting for height above sea level and regional poverty. The model also included individual differences in respondents' sex, age, education, political orientation, and wealth. The results indicate that physical place plays a role in the psychological acceptance of climate change, perhaps because the effects of climate change become more concrete and local.

  13. Innervation of the renal proximal convoluted tubule of the rat

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    Barajas, L.; Powers, K. (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance (USA))

    1989-12-01

    Experimental data suggest the proximal tubule as a major site of neurogenic influence on tubular function. The functional and anatomical axial heterogeneity of the proximal tubule prompted this study of the distribution of innervation sites along the early, mid, and late proximal convoluted tubule (PCT) of the rat. Serial section autoradiograms, with tritiated norepinephrine serving as a marker for monoaminergic nerves, were used in this study. Freehand clay models and graphic reconstructions of proximal tubules permitted a rough estimation of the location of the innervation sites along the PCT. In the subcapsular nephrons, the early PCT (first third) was devoid of innervation sites with most of the innervation occurring in the mid (middle third) and in the late (last third) PCT. Innervation sites were found in the early PCT in nephrons located deeper in the cortex. In juxtamedullary nephrons, innervation sites could be observed on the PCT as it left the glomerulus. This gradient of PCT innervation can be explained by the different tubulovascular relationships of nephrons at different levels of the cortex. The absence of innervation sites in the early PCT of subcapsular nephrons suggests that any influence of the renal nerves on the early PCT might be due to an effect of neurotransmitter released from renal nerves reaching the early PCT via the interstitium and/or capillaries.

  14. Proximity effect gaps in S/N/FI structures

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    Huertas-Hernando, D.; Nazarov, Y.V.

    2005-01-01

    We study the proximity effect in hybrid structures consisting of superconductor and ferromagnetic insulator separated by a normal diffusive metal (S/N/FI structures). These stuctures were proposed to realize the absolute spin-valve effect. We pay special attention to the gaps in the density of state

  15. Phytochemical, Proximate and Toxicity Studies of Aqueous Extract of ...

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    2014-04-03

    Apr 3, 2014 ... The results of the proximate analysis are expressed in percentage dry matter ... crude lipid, 4.04 + 0.07% crude protein, 2.67 + 0.29% crude fibre, 87.96 + ... and cytotoxicity properties of the essential oils ... that has the ability of protecting against oxidative ... energy giving value, as fat is broken down in the.

  16. Children's Attentional Processing of Mother and Proximity Seeking.

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    Full Text Available Attachment expectations regarding the availability of mother as a source for support are supposed to influence distressed children's support seeking behavior. Because research is needed to better understand the mechanisms related to support seeking behavior, this study tested the hypothesis that the cognitive processing of mother-related information is linked to proximity and support seeking behavior. Uncertainty in maternal support has been shown to be characterized by a biased attentional encoding of mother, reducing the breadth of children's attentional field around her. We investigated whether this attentional bias is related to how long distressed children wait before seeking their mother's proximity. Thirty-three children (9-11 years participated in this study that consisted of experimental tasks to measure attentional breadth and to observe proximity seeking behavior and of questionnaires to measure confidence in maternal support and experienced distress. Results suggested that distressed children with a more narrow attentional field around their mother wait longer to seek her proximity. Key Message: These findings provide a first support for the hypothesis that the attentional processing of mother is related to children's attachment behavior.

  17. On proximity detection systems for pico-projectors

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    Buckley, Edward

    2012-01-01

    It has been suggested that proximity detection systems could potentially be beneficial in increasing the eye-safe luminous flux of laser-based picoprojectors. In this letter it is shown that, whilst the benefit for LCOS-based systems could be significant, the impact upon scanned-beam projectors is far smaller.

  18. Housing Projects and Crime: Testing a Proximity Hypothesis.

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    Roncek, Dennis W.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Proximity to public housing projects has a small but statistically significant effect on the incidence of violent crime. However, adjacency to public housing is a weak predictor of violent crime once the socioeconomic and housing characteristics of the adjacent blocks are taken into account. (Author/GC)

  19. The nature of proximate damped Lyman α systems

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    Ellison, S.L.; Prochaska, J.X.; Hennawi, J.; Lopez, S.; Usher, C.; Wolfe, A.M.; Russell, D.M.; Benn, C.R.

    2010-01-01

    We present high-resolution echelle spectra of seven proximate damped Lyman α (PDLA) systems. The relative velocity separation of each PDLA from the background quasar is ΔV < 3000 km s−1. Combining our sample with a further nine PDLAs from the literature we compare the chemical properties of the prox

  20. A note on unibasic spaces and transitive quasi-proximities

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    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we prove there is a bijection between the set of all annular bases of a topological spaces $(X,\\tau$ and the set of all transitive quasi-proximities on $X$ inducing $\\tau$. We establish some properties of those topological spaces $(X,\\tau$ which imply that $\\tau$ is the only annular basis

  1. Bridging Pedagogies: Drama, Multiliteracies, and the Zone of Proximal Development

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    Macy, Leonora

    2016-01-01

    This article examines how one educator embraced Vygotsky's concept of the zone of proximal development (ZPD) while using drama to scaffold learning about Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" for first-grade students. This learning event is interpreted with reference to the ZPD and the New London Group's pedagogy of multiliteracies. The author asserts…

  2. Reflections on the Ecolab and the Zone of Proximal Development

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    Luckin, Rosemary; du Boulay, Benedict

    2016-01-01

    In 1999 we reported a study that explored the way that Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development could be used to inform the design of an Interactive Learning Environment called the Ecolab. Two aspects of this work have subsequently been used for further research. Firstly, there is the interpretation of the ZPD and its associated theory that was…

  3. Unconventional oil and gas: The role of politics and proximity

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    Schelly, Chelsea

    2016-10-01

    Political divisions are important in understanding public perceptions of unconventional oil and natural gas development, but so is proximity to drilling activities. New research highlights that, as geographical distance from development areas increases, political ideology becomes more influential in explaining diverging perceptions.

  4. Do Proximate Micro-Swimmers Synchronize their Gait?

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    Yuan, Jinzhou; Raizen, David M; Bau, Haim H

    2012-01-01

    In this fluid dynamics video, we show that low Reynolds number swimmers, such as Caenorhabditis (C.) elegans, synchronize their gait when swimming in close proximity to maximize utilization of space. Synchronization most likely results from steric hindrance and enhances the propulsive speed only marginally.

  5. Proximal dup(10q): Case report and literature review

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    Barritt, J.A.; Teague, K.E.; Bodurtha, J.N. [Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    We report a case of a proximal dir dup(10q) in a female with multiple congenital anomalies. During infancy she was noted to gave growth retardation, microcephaly, microphthalmia, coloboma, a long, beaked nose, posteriorly rotated ears with simple helices, full bowed lips, widely-spaced nipples, broad first toes, hypermobile and proximally placed thumbs, a heart murmur, PDA, and coarctation of the aorta. Additional findings at age 13 included a full columella, short philtrum, thin limbs, bilateral blindness, and mental retardation, as well as continued growth retardation. Her medical history included precocious puberty at age 8 and a diagnosis of hyperactivity. Using FISH with multiple probes combined with GTG-banding, the aberrant chromosome was determined to be a dir dup(10)(q21{r_arrow}q22). Parental chromosomes were normal and the family history was unremarkable. The parental origin of the dir dup(10) is being assessed using DNA markers. Five similar cases of proximal dup(10q) have been reported previously. Consistent characteristics include low birth weight, developmental and psychomotor delay, growth retardation, and microcephaly. Also found in most cases were short prominent philtrum, bowed mouth, PDA, thin limbs, coloboma, micropthalmia, deep set eyes, and other ocular anomalies. Our case is unique in that she has a long, beaked nose, precocious puberty, and hyperactivity. Future studies such as this, using molecular cytogenetic techniques to better define the chromatin involved in proximal dup(10q), may lead to its recognition as a distinct clinical phenotype.

  6. Geographic scope of proximity effects among small life sciences firms

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    Kolympiris, C.; Kalaitzandonakes, N.

    2013-01-01

    A large number of studies have demonstrated that proximity effects from knowledge spillovers, network externalities and other forms of knowledge transfers among like firms are geographically bounded. However, only a few studies have measured the strength and geographic scope of such externalities an

  7. [Genu valgum after proximal metaphyseal tibial fracture in children].

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    Al-Aubaidi, Zaid; Lundgaard, Bjarne

    2011-06-20

    Valgus deformity after fracture of the proximal part of the tibia in children was first reported in 1953 by Cozen. Since that time, numerous reports describing this entity have appeared in the literature. There is no consensus regarding the aetiology or the treatment of this posttraumatic deformity. We would like to recommend an algorithm, how to approach and address this complication.

  8. Scaffolding Critical Thinking in the Zone of Proximal Development

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    Wass, Rob; Harland, Tony; Mercer, Alison

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores student experiences of learning to think critically. Twenty-six zoology undergraduates took part in the study for three years of their degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Vygotsky's developmental model of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) provided a framework as we examined how critical thinking was developed.…

  9. Efficient Indoor Proximity and Separation Detection for Location Fingerprinting

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    Kjærgaard, Mikkel Baun; Treu, Georg; Ruppel, Peter

    2008-01-01

    , and for distance calculations the particular building topology has to be taken into account. To address these challenges, this paper presents a novel approach for indoor proximity and separation detection, which uses location fingerprinting for indoor positioning of targets and walking distances for modeling...

  10. Constructing Proximity: Relating to Readers in Popular and Professional Science

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    Hyland, Ken

    2010-01-01

    The view of academic discourse as a rhetorical activity involving interactions between writers and readers is now central to most perspectives on EAP, but these interactions are conducted differently in different disciplinary and generic contexts. In this paper I use the term "proximity" to refer to a writer's control of those rhetorical features…

  11. Glutamatergic signaling maintains the epithelial phenotype of proximal tubular cells

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    Bozic, M.; de Rooij, J.; Parisi, E.; Ortega, M.R.; Fernandez, E.; Valdivielso, J.M.

    2011-01-01

    Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) contributes to the progression of renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis. The N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), which is present in proximal tubular epithelium, is a glutamate receptor that acts as a calcium channel. Activation of NMDAR induces actin rearrange

  12. Proximity effect in ion-beam-induced deposition of nanopillars

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    Chen, P.; Salemink, H.W.M.; Alkemade, P.F.A.

    2009-01-01

    Ion-beam-induced deposition (IBID) is a powerful technique for prototyping three-dimensional nanostructures. To study its capability for this purpose, the authors investigate the proximity effect in IBID of nanopillars. In particular, the changes in shape and dimension of pillars are studied when a

  13. Proximity focusing RICH detector based on multilayer silica aerogel radiator

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    De Leo, R; Bellunato, T; Calvi, M; Cisbani, E; Cusanno, F; Garibaldi, F; Lagamba, L; Marra, M; Marrone, S; Matteuzzi, C; Musico, P; Nappi, E; Perego, D L; Torrioli, S; Vilardi, I

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    The performance of a proximity focusing Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector equipped with a radiator of silica aerogel is presented. The aerogel tile used is a monolith with variable index of refraction. Cherenkov photons are detected with high granularity by eight Hamamatsu H9500 flat panel multi anode phototubes.

  14. Worlds largest particle physics laboratory selects Proxim Wireless Mesh

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    2007-01-01

    "Proxim Wireless has announced that the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world's largest particle physics laboratory and the birthplace of the World Wide Web, is using it's ORiNOCO AP-4000 mesh access points to extend the range of the laboratory's Wi-Fi network and to provide continuous monitoring of the lab's calorimeters" (1/2 page)

  15. The Grammaticalization of the Proximative in Tok Pisin.

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    Romaine, Suzanne

    1999-01-01

    Discusses grammaticalization of "laik" in Tok Pisin, meaning "want/like/desire" (from English "like") and "klostu," meaning "near" (from English "close to") as markers of proximative. Shows although "klostu" was more generally a feature of Pacific Pidgin English and began to grammaticalize in mid-19th century, is now in competition with "laik," a…

  16. Proximity to coast is linked to climate change belief.

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    Taciano L Milfont

    Full Text Available Psychologists have examined the many psychological barriers to both climate change belief and concern. One barrier is the belief that climate change is too uncertain, and likely to happen in distant places and times, to people unlike oneself. Related to this perceived psychological distance of climate change, studies have shown that direct experience of the effects of climate change increases climate change concern. The present study examined the relationship between physical proximity to the coastline and climate change belief, as proximity may be related to experiencing or anticipating the effects of climate change such as sea-level rise. We show, in a national probability sample of 5,815 New Zealanders, that people living in closer proximity to the shoreline expressed greater belief that climate change is real and greater support for government regulation of carbon emissions. This proximity effect held when adjusting for height above sea level and regional poverty. The model also included individual differences in respondents' sex, age, education, political orientation, and wealth. The results indicate that physical place plays a role in the psychological acceptance of climate change, perhaps because the effects of climate change become more concrete and local.

  17. Distal and variably proximal causes: education, obesity, and health.

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    Schafer, Markus H; Ferraro, Kenneth F

    2011-11-01

    Medical sociologists hold that social conditions generate disparities across a host of health conditions through exposure to a variety of more proximate risk factors. Though distal and proximal causes jointly influence disease, the nature of risk accumulation may differ appreciably by the link of a proximal cause to the outcome in question. This paper employs a representative sample of over 3000 American older adults to examine whether position in the educational gradient amplifies the effect of obesity on two health outcomes. Results indicate that educational inequalities amplify the effect of high body mass index on disability (unstandardized coefficients across education groups range from -.05 [ns] to .26 [p obese adults), but fail to amplify the consequences of severe obesity in the case of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Instead, educational gradients in CRP are most pronounced at lower levels of body mass. Sex-specific analyses further clarify these patterns, as the connections between CRP and body mass are particularly strong among women. We conclude that risk accumulation processes differ based on the proximity of causes to the health outcome under examination.

  18. Private and Flexible Proximity Detection in Mobile Social Networks

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    Siksnys, Laurynas; Thomsen, Jeppe Rishede; Saltenis, Simonas

    2010-01-01

    A privacy-aware proximity detection service determines if two mobile users are close to each other without requiring them to disclose their exact locations. Existing proposals for such services provide weak privacy, give low accuracy guarantees, incur high communication costs, or lack flexibility...

  19. Compression or tension? The stress distribution in the proximal femur

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    Meakin JR

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Questions regarding the distribution of stress in the proximal human femur have never been adequately resolved. Traditionally, by considering the femur in isolation, it has been believed that the effect of body weight on the projecting neck and head places the superior aspect of the neck in tension. A minority view has proposed that this region is in compression because of muscular forces pulling the femur into the pelvis. Little has been done to study stress distributions in the proximal femur. We hypothesise that under physiological loading the majority of the proximal femur is in compression and that the internal trabecular structure functions as an arch, transferring compressive stresses to the femoral shaft. Methods To demonstrate the principle, we have developed a 2D finite element model of the femur in which body weight, a representation of the pelvis, and ligamentous forces were included. The regions of higher trabecular bone density in the proximal femur (the principal trabecular systems were assigned a higher modulus than the surrounding trabecular bone. Two-legged and one-legged stances, the latter including an abductor force, were investigated. Results The inclusion of ligamentous forces in two-legged stance generated compressive stresses in the proximal femur. The increased modulus in areas of greater structural density focuses the stresses through the arch-like internal structure. Including an abductor muscle force in simulated one-legged stance also produced compression, but with a different distribution. Conclusion This 2D model shows, in principle, that including ligamentous and muscular forces has the effect of generating compressive stresses across most of the proximal femur. The arch-like trabecular structure transmits the compressive loads to the shaft. The greater strength of bone in compression than in tension is then used to advantage. These results support the hypothesis presented. If correct, a

  20. A STUDY ON PROXIMAL HUMERAL FRACTURES STABILISED WITH PHILOS PLATE

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    Praveen Sivakumar K

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Techniques for treating complex proximal humeral fractures vary and include fixations using tension bands, percutaneous pins, bone suture, T-plates, intramedullary nails, double tubular plates, hemiarthroplasty, plant tan humerus fixator plates, Polaris nails and blade plates. Complications of these techniques include cutout or back out of the screws and plates, avascular necrosis, nonunion, malunion, nail migration, rotator cuff impairment and impingement syndromes. Insufficient anchorage from conventional implants may lead to early loosening and failure, especially in osteoporotic bones. In general, nonoperative treatment of displaced three and four-part fractures of the proximal humerus leads to poor outcome due to intraarticular nature of injury and inherent instability of the fragments. Comminuted fractures of the proximal humerus are at risk of fixation failure, screw loosening and fracture displacement. Open reduction and internal fixation with conventional plate and screws has been associated with unacceptably high incidence of screw pull out. PHILOS (the proximal humeral internal locking system plate is an internal fixation system that enables angled stabilisation with multiple interlocking screws for fractures of the proximal humerus. MATERIALS AND METHODS 30 patients with proximal humerus fractures who were admitted in the Department of Orthopaedics, Government General Hospital, Kakinada, during the period November 2014 - November 2016 were taken up for study according to inclusion criteria. All patients were treated with PHILOS plate. These proximal humerus fractures were classified according to Neer’s classification. Patients were followed up at 6 weeks, 12 weeks and 6 months’ interval. Functional outcomes for pain, range of motion and muscle power and function were assessed using the Constant-Murley scoring system. Collected data analysed with independent t-test and ANNOVA test. RESULTS The outcome of the study was 1

  1. CFTR mediated chloride secretion in the avian renal proximal tubule.

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    Laverty, Gary; Anttila, Ashley; Carty, Jenava; Reddy, Varudhini; Yum, Jamie; Arnason, Sighvatur S

    2012-01-01

    In primary cell cultures of the avian (Gallus gallus) renal proximal tubule parathyroid hormone and cAMP activation generate a Cl(-)-dependent short circuit current (I(SC)) response, consistent with net transepithelial Cl(-) secretion. In this study we investigated the expression and physiological function of the Na-K-2Cl (NKCC) transporter and CFTR chloride channel, both associated with Cl(-) secretion in a variety of tissues, in these proximal tubule cells. Using both RT-PCR and immunoblotting approaches, we showed that NKCC and CFTR are expressed, both in proximal tubule primary cultures and in a proximal tubule fraction of non-cultured (native tissue) fragments. We also used electrophysiological methods to assess the functional contribution of NKCC and CFTR to forskolin-activated I(SC) responses in filter grown cultured monolayers. Bumetanide (10 μM), a specific blocker of NKCC, inhibited forskolin activated I(SC) by about 40%, suggesting that basolateral uptake of Cl(-) is partially mediated by NKCC transport. In monolayers permeabilized on the basolateral side with nystatin, forskolin activated an apical Cl(-) conductance, manifested as bidirectional diffusion currents in the presence of oppositely directed Cl(-) gradients. Under these conditions the apical conductance appeared to show some bias towards apical-to-basolateral Cl(-) current. Two selective CFTR blockers, CFTR Inhibitor 172 and GlyH-101 (both at 20 μM) inhibited the forskolin activated diffusion currents by 38-68%, with GlyH-101 having a greater effect. These data support the conclusion that avian renal proximal tubules utilize an apical CFTR Cl(-) channel to mediate cAMP-activated Cl(-) secretion.

  2. A procedure to estimate proximate analysis of mixed organic wastes.

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    Zaher, U; Buffiere, P; Steyer, J P; Chen, S

    2009-04-01

    In waste materials, proximate analysis measuring the total concentration of carbohydrate, protein, and lipid contents from solid wastes is challenging, as a result of the heterogeneous and solid nature of wastes. This paper presents a new procedure that was developed to estimate such complex chemical composition of the waste using conventional practical measurements, such as chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total organic carbon. The procedure is based on mass balance of macronutrient elements (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus [CHNOP]) (i.e., elemental continuity), in addition to the balance of COD and charge intensity that are applied in mathematical modeling of biological processes. Knowing the composition of such a complex substrate is crucial to study solid waste anaerobic degradation. The procedure was formulated to generate the detailed input required for the International Water Association (London, United Kingdom) Anaerobic Digestion Model number 1 (IWA-ADM1). The complex particulate composition estimated by the procedure was validated with several types of food wastes and animal manures. To make proximate analysis feasible for validation, the wastes were classified into 19 types to allow accurate extraction and proximate analysis. The estimated carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and inerts concentrations were highly correlated to the proximate analysis; correlation coefficients were 0.94, 0.88, 0.99, and 0.96, respectively. For most of the wastes, carbohydrate was the highest fraction and was estimated accurately by the procedure over an extended range with high linearity. For wastes that are rich in protein and fiber, the procedure was even more consistent compared with the proximate analysis. The new procedure can be used for waste characterization in solid waste treatment design and optimization.

  3. Surgical treatment of proximal humerus fractures using PHILOS plate

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    Vijay Sharma

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Objective: To evaluate functional outcome and complications of open reduction and internal fixation with proximal humeral internal locking system (PHILOS plate for proximal humerus fractures. Methods: We reviewed 51 patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation with PHILOS plate between the years 2007 to 2012. There were 35 men and 16 women with a mean age of 38 years (range 24-68. There were 41 patients in the age group of <60 years and 10 patients in the age group of >60 years. According to Neer classification system, 8, 15 and 23 patients had 2-part, 3-part, and 4-part fractures, respectively and 5 patients had 4-part fracture dislocation. All surgeries were carried out at our tertiary care trauma centre. Functional evaluation of the shoulder at final follow-up was done using Constant-Murley score. Results: The mean follow-up period was 30 months (range 12-44 months. Two patients were lost to followup. Of the remaining 49 patients, all fractures were united clinically and radiologically. The mean time for radiological union was 12 weeks (range 8-20 weeks. At the final follow-up the mean Constant-Murley score was 79 (range 50-100. The results were excellent in 25 patients, good in 13 patients, fair in 6 atients and poor in 5 patients. During the follow-up, four cases of varus malunion, one case of subacromial impingement, one case of deep infection, one case of intraarticular screw penetration and one case of failure of fi xation were noted. No cases of avascular necrosis, hardware failure, locking screw loosening or nonunion were noted. Conclusion: PHILOS provides stable fixation in proximal humerus fractures. To prevent potential complications like avascular necrosis, meticulous surgical dissection to preserve vascularity of humeral head is necessary. Key words: Proximal humerus fracture; Fracture fixation, internal; Proximal humeral internal locking system

  4. Cirugía bariátrica laparoscópica: bypass gástrico proximal Laparoscopic bariatric surgery: proximal gastric bypass

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    F. Rotellar

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El espectacular aumento en la prevalencia de la obesidad en nuestra sociedad y las importantes complicaciones y comorbilidades que origina ha despertado el interés de científicos y público en esta patología. El tratamiento quirúrgico es en la actualidad el único tratamiento eficaz y duradero para la obesidad mórbida y en muchos casos, mejora sensiblemente e incluso cura definitivamente complicaciones asociadas como es el caso de la diabetes o la hipertensión. De entre las diversas técnicas de cirugía bariátrica, parece imponerse definitvamente el by-pass gástrico (BPG, al ofrecer un excelente balance entre pérdida de peso (70% del exceso y riesgo quirúrgico y calidad de vida posterior. La posiblidad de realizar esta técnica mediante un abordaje laparoscópico ha mejorado su aceptación por parte de médicos y pacientes al tiempo que ha permitido disminuir morbimortalidad, estancia y costes. El BPG proximal se realiza en aquellos pacientes con un IMC The spectacular increase in the prevalence of obesity in our society and the significant complications and comorbidities that it gives rise to have stimulated the interest of scientists and public in this pathology. Surgical treatment is at present the only efficient and lasting treatment for morbid obesity and in many cases it appreciably improves, and even definitively cures, associated complications such as the case of diabetes or hypertension. Amongst the different techniques of bariatric surgery, the gastric bypass (GBP seems to be definitively establishing itself, since it offers an excellent balance between loss of weight (70% of the excess, surgical risk and subsequent quality of life. The possibility of carrying out this technique employing a laparoscopic approach has improved its acceptance by doctors and patients while it has made it possible to reduce morbidity and mortality, length of hospital stay and costs. Proximal GBP is carried on those patients with an BMI <60 Kg

  5. Proximate composition and fatty acid content of the mangrove oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae along the year seasons

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    Ricardo Cavalcanti Martino

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Mangrove oysters, Crassostrea rhizophorae were collected at the mangrove of "Barra de Guaratiba" district, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the aim to determine the proximate composition and fatty acid content. Along the year seasons no statistical (P>0.05 difference was observed in the values of moisture, crude protein, crude lipid and ash. They were 82.0%; 9.7%; 1.7%; 3.2%, in average, respectively. However, glycogen was significantly (PCom o objetivo de determinar a composição centesimal e de ácidos graxos da ostra de mangue Crassostrea rhizophorae, amostras foram coletadas durante um ano no manguezal localizado na Barra de Guaratiba, na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Nenhuma diferença estatística (P>0,05 foi observada para os valores de umidade, proteína bruta, lipídio bruto e cinza, que foram em média: 82%; 9,7%; 1,7% e 3,2%, respectivamente. Por outro lado, os valores encontrados para o glicogênio foram significativamente diferentes (P<0,05 para as amostras de primavera (4,4% e inverno (4,2% do que para as amostras de verão (2,7% e outono (2,9%. Os ácidos graxos saturados e poliinsaturados foram respectivamente, os principais grupos de ácidos graxos das ostras, sendo que o ácido palmítico (16:0 foi o ácido graxo mais abundante em todos as amostras de ostras coletadas. O presente estudo demonstrou que esta espécie é caracterizada tanto por uma baixa concentração de lipídios (< 2,0% como também, por uma elevada concentração dos ácidos eicosapentaenóico (20:5n-3, EPA e docosahexaenóico (22:6n-3, DHA. Portanto, baseado no presente resultado é possível concluir que em termos de lipídios e de ácidos graxos a composição nutricional da C.rhizophorae é recomendável para o consumo humano.

  6. Double synovial cyst of the proximal tibiofibular joint confirmed by MRI as a cause of the peroneal tunnel syndrome.

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    Pećina, H I; Borić, I; Pećina, T C; Smoljanović, T; Pećina, M

    2008-08-01

    The aim of this case report is to present an unusual double synovial cyst that arose from the proximal tibiofibular joint compressing the peroneal nerve in the peroneal tunnel and was unrecognized at the beginning. According to the review of literature back to 1891, only 62 cases of cysts originating from the proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) have been described. We report a case of a 32 year old male patient who was admitted to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery because of a classic peroneal tunnel syndrome of the left leg. On the lateral side of the proximal third of his left leg a tumefaction of 12 x 2.5 cm was visible. The sonography showed a characteristic image of the para-articular synovial cyst of the left knee. A surgical extirpation of the synovial cyst and decompression of the peroneal nerve in the peroneal tunnel were performed. PHD confirmed a classic synovial cyst. Postoperatively, the symptoms of the peroneal nerve compression disappeared. Three years after the first surgical intervention the patient was readmitted to the Department because of quite similar problems, only the neurological symptoms were less intensive than during the first admittance. This time the performed MR imaging showed a double synovial cyst originating from the proximal tibiofibular joint. The surgical treatment consisted of a total extirpation of both cysts including the narrow stalks of communication with the PTFJ. The joint was opened and a synovectomy was done using an electrocauter and a sharp curette. Regular check-ups were done every 6 months and twice during the control period of 4 years, as was the MR imaging control. MRI findings 4 years after the second surgical intervention were normal. Clinical findings after 7 years were normal and we are sure that the recidivation of the synovial cyst excluded. The MRI diagnostics was crucial for an adequate surgical treatment and the relief of the peroneal tunnel syndrome symptoms.

  7. Radiographic and Computed Tomographic Configuration of Incomplete Proximal Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx in Horses Not Used for Racing.

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    Brünisholz, Hervé P; Hagen, Regine; Fürst, Anton E; Kuemmerle, Jan M

    2015-10-01

    To characterize the configuration of incomplete proximal fractures of the proximal phalanx (P1) in horses not used for racing and compare radiographic with computed tomography (CT) findings. Historical cohort. Twenty-four horses with incomplete fractures of P1. Medical records of horses not used for racing diagnosed with an incomplete proximal fracture of P1 based on clinical and radiographic examination and confirmed by CT between 2008 and 2013 were retrieved. Radiographs and CT studies of these horses were analyzed using a subjective grading system and by measuring variables that characterized fracture configuration. Twenty-four horses were included (20 Warmbloods) with a mean age of 9.5 years and mean body weight of 574 kg. Fourteen forelimbs and 10 hind limbs were affected. Mean duration of lameness was 8.7 weeks. Computed tomography was superior to radiography in both identifying the fracture and determining fracture size and location. On CT, 92% of fractures were located in the mid-sagittal plane. Mean proximodistal length of the fracture was 13 mm. Fractures were frequently not bicortical. Fractures in forelimbs were located significantly more dorsally than fractures in hind limbs. A distinct fracture pattern with 2 subchondral lines running parallel in close proximity to each other was identified in 54% of cases. Incomplete proximal fractures of P1 have significant variation in their configurations, especially their dorsopalmar/-plantar location. Computed tomography examination allowed clear identification of the fracture configurations and was superior to radiography. © Copyright 2015 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

  8. Normas para vivienda

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    El Seminario Taller Normas para Vivienda, analiza los efectos de las normas vigentes en el país, sobre el desarrollo urbano, la vivienda y la calidad de vida, para participar en la discusión del Estatuto Metropolitano de Usos del Suelo, Urbanismo y Construcción. Se presenta en este Boletín algunos resultados del trabajo realizado.

  9. Normas para vivienda

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    Coupé, Françoise

    1990-01-01

    El Seminario Taller Normas para Vivienda, analiza los efectos de las normas vigentes en el país, sobre el desarrollo urbano, la vivienda y la calidad de vida, para participar en la discusión del Estatuto Metropolitano de Usos del Suelo, Urbanismo y Construcción. Se presenta en este Boletín algunos resultados del trabajo realizado.

  10. Pediatric Scaphoid Proximal Pole Nonunion With Avascular Necrosis.

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    Jernigan, Edward W; Smetana, Brandon S; Patterson, J Megan M

    2017-04-01

    A 13-year-old, right hand-dominant, otherwise healthy boy presented with left wrist pain 19 months after a nonmotorized scooter injury. Radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging at presentation demonstrated proximal pole scaphoid nonunion with avascular necrosis of the proximal fragment. Operative and nonsurgical treatment options were discussed and the family elected for an attempt at nonsurgical management. The patient was placed in a short-arm thumb spica cast, with a window for a bone stimulator, for 14 weeks. At the conclusion of the treatment, the pain had resolved and x-ray and computed tomography scan demonstrated bony union. The authors recommend considering an initial trial of nonsurgical management for treatment of all pediatric scaphoid nonunions. Copyright © 2017 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Laser Proximity Sensor for Fuel-air Explosive Bomb

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    Durga Singh

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Present study deals with design and development aspects of a diode laser proximity sensorbased on principle of optical triangulation. This sensor incorporates a laser transmitter and anoptical receiver. The beam divergence of laser transmitter and look angle of receiver are orientedin such a way that they intersect at a predetermined measuring segment. The sensor can be setto give signal output at predetermined distance from the target. Theoretical studies have beencarried out to determine the minimum power required for transmitter with a trade-off between S/Nratio, aperture of receiver optics, reflectivity of target and range requirement. The scattered laserradiation from the target in this segment is utilised in deriving a signal output to detonate thebomb at a predetermined distance from the target. The laser proximity sensor has been developedfor 3 ± 0.5 m operational range and has qualified various environmental tests and live fuel-airexplosive bomb trials.

  12. Proximate composition analysis posterior to the cryopreservation of Chaetoceros calcitrans

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    Joan Salas-Leiva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The effect of cryopreservation on the proximate composition of microalgae Chaetoceros calcitrans was evaluated. Materials and methods. C. calcitrans was cultured and cryopreserved using 5% (v/v dimethylsulfoxide as cryoprotectant. The freezing was controlled at a rate of 3°C/min, up to -60°C and then the microalgae were immersed in liquid nitrogen (-196°C. After storage in liquid nitrogen, microalgae were rapidly thawed out and subcultured. The percentage of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates was analyzed using absorption spectrophotometry and the organic matter was studied by gravimetric analysis. Results. There was no significant variation between the proximate composition of C. calcitrans cryopreserved and the controls (p>0.05. Conclusion. Our results show that, despite low cell recovery after the preservation of this organism at low temperatures, there is no apparent loss of nutritional characteristics caused by the storing process at low temperatures.

  13. Physical Proximity and Spreading in Dynamic Social Networks

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    Stopczynski, Arkadiusz; Lehmann, Sune

    2015-01-01

    Most infectious diseases spread on a dynamic network of human interactions. Recent studies of social dynamics have provided evidence that spreading patterns may depend strongly on detailed micro-dynamics of the social system. We have recorded every single interaction within a large population, mapping out---for the first time at scale---the complete proximity network for a densely-connected system. Here we show the striking impact of interaction-distance on the network structure and dynamics of spreading processes. We create networks supporting close (intimate network, up to ~1m) and longer distance (ambient network, up to ~10m) modes of transmission. The intimate network is fragmented, with weak ties bridging densely-connected neighborhoods, whereas the ambient network supports spread driven by random contacts between strangers. While there is no trivial mapping from the micro-dynamics of proximity networks to empirical epidemics, these networks provide a telling approximation of droplet and airborne modes o...

  14. Extrapolating demography with climate, proximity and phylogeny: approach with caution.

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    Coutts, Shaun R; Salguero-Gómez, Roberto; Csergő, Anna M; Buckley, Yvonne M

    2016-12-01

    Plant population responses are key to understanding the effects of threats such as climate change and invasions. However, we lack demographic data for most species, and the data we have are often geographically aggregated. We determined to what extent existing data can be extrapolated to predict population performance across larger sets of species and spatial areas. We used 550 matrix models, across 210 species, sourced from the COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database, to model how climate, geographic proximity and phylogeny predicted population performance. Models including only geographic proximity and phylogeny explained 5-40% of the variation in four key metrics of population performance. However, there was poor extrapolation between species and extrapolation was limited to geographic scales smaller than those at which landscape scale threats typically occur. Thus, demographic information should only be extrapolated with caution. Capturing demography at scales relevant to landscape level threats will require more geographically extensive sampling. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd/CNRS.

  15. [Pathological proximal femur fracture: consider also primary bone tumour].

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    van de Sande, Michiel A J; van Rijswijk, Carla S P; Dijkstra, P D Sander; Taminiau, Antonie M H

    2010-01-01

    Two male and one female patient, aged 64, 70 and 51 respectively, were surgically treated for pathological fracture of the proximal femur without preoperative biopsy. In contrast to their benign radiological diagnosis, all three patients were finally diagnosed as having a malignant primary bone tumour. The proximal femur is the primary location of pathological fractures in the appendicular skeleton. Metastases to bone are the most common cause of a destructive lesion of the skeleton in an adult. Although rare, a primary bone tumour must be included in differential diagnosis of a pathological fracture. A systematic diagnostic strategy is critical to avoid complications that make curative treatment impossible. A solitary bone lesion seen on radiography should never be assumed to be a bone metastasis. Without further diagnostic research, surgical treatment for a pathological fracture should never be commenced before a definitive diagnosis is made.

  16. Proximal Limb Weakness Reverting After CSF Diversion In Intracranial Hypertension

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    Sinha S

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available We report about two young girls who developed progressive visual failure secondary to increased intracranial pressure and had significant proximal muscle weakness of limbs. Patients with elevated intracranial pressure (ICP may present with "false localizing signs", besides having headache, vomiting and papilledema. Radicular pain as a manifestation of raised ICP is rare and motor weakness attributable to polyradiculopathy is exceptional. Two patients with increased intracranial pressure without lateralizing signs′ had singnificant muscle weakness. Clinical evaluation and laboratory tests did not disclose any other cause for weakness. Following theco-peritoneal shunt, in both patients, there was variable recovery of vision but the proximal weakness and symptoms of elevated ICP improved rapidly. Recognition of this uncommon manifestation of raised ICP may obviate the need for unnecessary investigation and reduce morbidity due to weakness by CSF diversion procedure.

  17. Affordable dual-sensing proximity sensor for touchless interactive systems

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    Nassar, Joanna M.

    2016-09-13

    We report an ultra-low cost flexible proximity sensor using only off-the-shelf recyclable materials such as aluminum foil, napkin and double-sided tape. Unlike previous reports, our device structure exhibits two sensing capabilities in one platform, with outstanding long detection range of 20 cm and pressure sensitivity of 0.05 kPa. This is the first ever demonstration of a low-cost, accessible, and batch manufacturing process for pressure and proximity sensing on a singular platform. The mechanical flexibility of the sensor makes it possible to mount on various irregular platforms, which is vital in many areas, such as robotics, machine automation, vehicular technology and inspection tools.

  18. Proximate analysis of New Zealand and Australian coals by thermogravimetry

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    Beamish, B.B. [University of Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand). Dept. of Geology

    1994-12-31

    A technique has been developed at The University of Auckland for proximate analysis of coals by thermogravimetry using sample weights of {lt}20 mg. Samples from three New Zealand coalfields and the Bowen Basin of Queensland, Australia, have been analysed. Coals tested range in rank from subbituminous to semianthracite, and have ash contents from 3.1 to 21.4% on a dry basis. Results obtained using the technique are within acceptable precision limits of the standard procedure. Volatile matter content of the coal shows a logarithmic increase with decreasing sample weight. To minimise this effect on repeatability, and to optimise the equipment capabilities, sample weights of 15.5 +/- 0.5 mg should be used. The technique is ideally suited to (1) analysing samples where insufficient material is available for standard proximate analysis, and (2) correlation with microstudies of coal.

  19. Longitudinal Proximity Effects in Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensors

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    Sadleir, John E.; Smith, Stephen J.; Bandler, Simon R.; Chervenak, James A.; Clem, John R.

    2010-01-29

    We have found experimentally that the critical current of a square thin-film superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) depends exponentially upon the side length L and the square root of the temperature T, a behavior that has a natural theoretical explanation in terms of longitudinal proximity effects if the TES is regarded as a weak link between superconducting leads. As a consequence, the effective transition temperature T{sub c} of the TES is current dependent and at fixed current scales as 1/L{sup 2}. We have also found that the critical current can show clear Fraunhofer-like oscillations in an applied magnetic field, similar to those found in Josephson junctions. We have observed the longitudinal proximity effect in these devices over extraordinarily long lengths up to 290 {micro}m, 1450 times the mean-free path.

  20. Longitudinal Proximity Effects in Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensors

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    Sadleir, John E.; Smith, Stephen J.; Bandler, Simon R.; Chervenak, James A.; Clem, John R.

    2010-01-01

    We have found experimentally that the critical current of a square thin-film superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) depends exponentially upon the side length L and the square root of the temperature T, a behavior that has a natural theoretical explanation in terms of longitudinal proximity effects if the TES is regarded as a weak link between superconducting leads. As a consequence, the effective transition temperature T(sub c) of the TES is current-dependent and at fixed current scales as 1/L(sup 2). We also have found that the critical current can show clear Fraunhofer-like oscillations in an applied magnetic field, similar to those found in Josephson junctions. We have observed the longitudinal proximity effect in these devices over extraordinarily long lengths up to 290 micrometers, 1450 times the mean-free path.

  1. Perceptual grouping in Gabor lattices: proximity and alignment.

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    Claessens, Peter M; Wagemans, Johan

    2005-11-01

    We propose the Gabor lattice as a new stimulus designed to deal with multiple organizations in perceptual grouping, allowing both comparison between psychophysical data and neural findings and a systematic investigation of grouping based on several low-level characteristics and their interactions. A Gabor lattice is a geometric lattice with Gabor patches, evoking a multistable global orientation percept. Visual grouping in Gabor lattices with elements aligned in a global orientation was compared with grouping of nonaligned Gabor patches and of Gaussian blobs. The effect sizes of proximity and alignment were estimated in logistic regression analyses. The results confirmed the importance of proximity and local element alignment as factors in dynamic grouping. We also found a small but consistent enhancement of grouping along the global vector orthogonal to the local patch orientations. In light of these results, we further motivate the relevance of these stimuli and the associated experimental paradigm.

  2. Proximity- and Astigmatism-Tolerant Testsites For Electrical Linewidth Measurement

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    Lin, Burn J.

    1989-07-01

    Electrical linewidth measurement is well-known for high precision and throughput. However, the standard four-point probe testsite is only useful for measuring the width of an isolated conducting line. Line-and-space and isolated spaces can be simulated satisfactorily by adding dummy lines parallel to the active line but weak links or potential electrical shorting situations often prematurely cause these structures to fail before their true limits are reached. In this paper, fully wrapped proximity- and astigmatism-tolerant designs for line-and-space and isolated spaces are shown. They have been successfully demonstrated with printed images. An application in evaluating the exposure-defocus window of a one-layer i-line resist using the proximity-tolerant testsites is given.

  3. Quality of life in old patients with proximal femoral fractures

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    T A Raskina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to study quality of life in Kemerovo old patients with proximal femoral fractures. Patients and methods. Quality of life in osteoporotic fractures was analyzed in 219 patients (173 women and 46 men who had sustained the injury in January 2004 to December 2008. Results. In the patients with hip fractures, the lowest (41.94+31.16 scores values were recorded by the physical functioning scale reflecting the degree to which their health limited the performance of physical exercises (self-service, walking, going upstairs, weight carriage, etc.. The role functioning and life activity scales showed the highest values (50.96+19.04 and 51.44+26.51 scores, respectively. The mean value of the physical component scale was 46.42+28.26 scores. That of the psychological component scale was 49.56+19.55 scores. Conclusion. The patients with proximal femoral fractures were found to have lower scores on all SF-36 dimensions.

  4. A General Framework for Structured Sparsity via Proximal Optimization

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    Argyriou, Andreas; Morales, Jean; Pontil, Massimiliano

    2011-01-01

    We study a generalized framework for structured sparsity. It extends the well-known methods of Lasso and Group Lasso by incorporating additional constraints on the variables as part of a convex optimization problem. This framework provides a straightforward way of favouring prescribed sparsity patterns, such as orderings, contiguous regions and overlapping groups, among others. Existing optimization methods are limited to specific constraint sets and tend to not scale well with sample size and dimensionality. We propose a novel first order proximal method, which builds upon results on fixed points and successive approximations. The algorithm can be applied to a general class of conic and norm constraints sets and relies on a proximity operator subproblem which can be computed explicitly. Experiments on different regression problems demonstrate the efficiency of the optimization algorithm and its scalability with the size of the problem. They also demonstrate state of the art statistical performance, which imp...

  5. Synostosis of proximal phalangeal bases for loss of distal metacarpal

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    Pankaj Jindal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A finger rendered unstable due to loss of metacarpal head can be stabilized by creating a synostosis at the base of the proximal phalanx of the affected finger with the adjacent normal finger. A cortico cancellous graft bridges the two adjacent proximal phalanges at their bases which are temporarily stabilized with an external fixator. The procedure can be done for, recurrence of giant cell tumor of metacarpal and for traumatic metacarpal loss. The procedure and long term follow up of one patient is presented who had giant cell tumor. This option should be considered before offering ray amputation. There is no micro vascular surgery involved, nor is there any donor site morbidity. The graft heals well without any absorption. The affected finger shows excellent function in the long term followup.

  6. Stress fracture of the proximal fibula after total knee arthroplasty.

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    Vaish, Abhishek; Vaishya, Raju; Agarwal, Amit Kumar; Vijay, Vipul

    2016-04-22

    We report a rare case of proximal fibular fatigue fracture developing 14 years after total knee arthroplasty in a known case of rheumatoid arthritis. A valgus deformity of the knee can put abnormal stress on the upper fibula leading to its failure. We believe that, as the fibula acts as an important lateral strut, its disruption due to a fracture led to rapid progress of the valgus deformity of the knee in this patient.

  7. Proximity search heuristics for wind farm optimal layout

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    Fischetti, Martina; Monaci, Michele

    2016-01-01

    A heuristic framework for turbine layout optimization in a wind farm is proposed that combines ad-hoc heuristics and mixed-integer linear programming. In our framework, large-scale mixed-integer programming models are used to iteratively refine the current best solution according to the recently-......-proposed proximity search paradigm. Computational results on very large scale instances involving up to 20,000 potential turbine sites prove the practical viability of the overall approach....

  8. Coupled Best Proximity Point Theorem in Metric Spaces

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    Animesh Gupta

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to generalized the result of W. Sintunavarat and P. Kumam [29]. We also give an example in support of our theorem for which result of W. Sintunavarat and P. Kumam [29] is not true. Moreover we establish the existence and convergence theorems of coupled best proximity points in metric spaces, we apply this results in a uniformly convex Banach space.

  9. Method to Measure Tone of Axial and Proximal Muscle

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    The control of tonic muscular activity remains poorly understood. While abnormal tone is commonly assessed clinically by measuring the passive resistance of relaxed limbs1, no systems are available to study tonic muscle control in a natural, active state of antigravity support. We have developed a device (Twister) to study tonic regulation of axial and proximal muscles during active postural maintenance (i.e. postural tone). Twister rotates axial body regions relative to each other about the ...

  10. Superconducting proximity effect in a mesoscopic ferromagnetic wire

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    Giroud, M.; Courtois, H.; Hasselbach, K.; Mailly, D.; Pannetier, B.

    1998-01-01

    We present an experimental study of the transport properties of a ferromagnetic metallic wire (Co) in metallic contact with a superconductor (Al). As the temperature is decreased below the Al superconducting transition, the Co resistance exhibits a significant dependence on both temperature and voltage. The differential resistance data show that the decay length for the proximity effect is much larger than we would simply expect from the exchange field of the ferromagnet.

  11. Stress Fracture of the Proximal Fibula in Military Recruits

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    Hong, Seoung Hwan; Chu, In Tak

    2009-01-01

    Background We wanted to report on stress fracture of the proximal fibula and to suggest the pathomechanism of this fracture. Methods Between April 2004 through April 2005, the military recruits who complained of leg pain during the 6 weeks basic training in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps education and training group were evaluated according to their clinical manifestations and plain radiographs. Results Twelve recruits of 635 recruits who complained leg pain were diagnosed as having fibul...

  12. Monomelic amyotrophy with proximal upper limb involvement: a case report

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    Al-Ghawi, Eman; Al-Harbi, Talal; Al-Sarawi, Adnan; Binfalah, Mohamed

    2016-01-01

    Background Monomelic amyotrophy is an uncommon, benign, unilateral disorder of the lower motor neurons, affecting predominantly the hand and forearm muscles. Proximal involvement of the arm and shoulder muscles is an unusual presentation that has been rarely reported in the literature. Case presentation A 28-year-old white man presented with insidious-onset, slowly progressive, unilateral weakness and atrophy of his left shoulder girdle and deltoid muscles. A neurological examination revealed...

  13. Benign monomelic amyotrophy with proximal upper limb involvement: case report

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    Neves,Marco Antonio Orsini; Marcos R. G.de Freitas; Mello,Mariana Pimentel; Dumard,Carlos Henrique; Gabriel R. de Freitas; Nascimento, Osvaldo J.M.

    2007-01-01

    Monomelic amyotrophy (MA) is a rare condition in which neurogenic amyotrophy is restricted to an upper or lower limb. Usually sporadic, it usually has an insidious onset with a mean evolution of 2 to 4 years following first clinical manifestations, which is, in turned, followed by stabilization. We report a case of 20-years-old man who presented slowly progressive amyotrophy associated with proximal paresis of the right upper limb, which was followed by clinical stabilization 4 years later. E...

  14. Fully automated apparatus for the proximate analysis of coals

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    Fukumoto, K.; Ishibashi, Y.; Ishii, T.; Maeda, K.; Ogawa, A.; Gotoh, K.

    1985-01-01

    The authors report the development of fully-automated equipment for the proximate analysis of coals, a development undertaken with the twin aims of labour-saving and developing robot applications technology. This system comprises a balance, electric furnaces, a sulfur analyzer, etc., arranged concentrically around a multi-jointed robot which automatically performs all the necessary operations, such as sampling and weighing the materials for analysis, and inserting and removing them from the furnaces. 2 references.

  15. Outcome Analysis of Locking Plate Fixation in Proximal Humerus Fracture

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    Pathak, Abhishek; Gaur, Sanjiv

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Proximal humerus fractures account for approximately 5% of all fractures. Stable minimally displaced fractures can be treated nonoperatively but the management of displaced fractures remain controversial with various modalities of treatment available. Locking plates provide stable fixation and enable early postoperative mobilization specially in osteoporotic proximal humerus fracture. Aim To evaluate the functional outcome of locking plate fixation and to compare the results of two approaches used for fixation. Materials and Methods This prospective study was conducted at a tertiary level hospital between September 2011 to December 2013. PHILOS plates were used for internal fixation of displaced proximal humerus fractures Neer’s type 2 part, 3 part and 4 part fractures on 26 patients (M/F ratio 1.36:1; mean age 46 years). According to Neer classification, 5,12 and 9 patients had displaced 2, 3 and 4 part fractures respectively. Deltopectoral and deltoid splitting approaches were used for fixation on 13 patients each. Functional outcome was assessed using Constant-Murley shoulder score. Graphpad software version 6.0 was used with Chi-square test and Fisher-exact test are used to compare data. The p-value .05) and all fractures were united. Conclusion Our study demonstrates that locking plate fixation gives good functional outcomes in treatment of proximal humerus fractures. There was no significant difference in the two approaches used for exposure. Our results are comparable to various studies conducted by other authors which states that locking plates provide better functional and radiological outcomes as compared to other fixation methods like Tension band wiring, percutaneous K-wire fixation, non-locking plates, intramedullary nails. PMID:27656515

  16. Pseudoarthrosis following proximal humeral fractures: A possible mechanism

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    Rooney, P.J.; Cockshott, W.P.

    1986-01-01

    A small series of four patients with pseudarthrosis of the proximal humeral shaft is reported. These patients all had restricted movement of the shoulder joint prior to the trauma, three as a result of rheumatoid arthritis and one due a surgical fusion of the glenohumeral joint. It is suggested that pseudarthrosis is more likely under these circumstances and that pursuit of union of the fracture in such patients may not always be necessary.

  17. Omeprazole promotes proximal duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion in humans.

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    Mertz-Nielsen, A; Hillingsø, J; Bukhave, K; Rask-Madsen, J

    1996-01-01

    The proton pump inhibitor, omeprazole, surprisingly resulted in higher rates of proximal duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion than previously reported using an H2 receptor antagonist for gastric acid inhibition. Gastroduodenal perfusions were performed in healthy volunteers to evaluate whether this incidental finding is explained by more potent gastric acid inhibition by omeprazole or might be caused by the different mode of drug action. Basal and stimulated gastric and duodenal bicarbonate...

  18. How to tell the History. Proximity strategies on Argentine television

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    Elena Galán Fajardo

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the analysis of a television documentary Algo habrán hecho (por la historia argentina, broadcast on Telefe and Canal 13, between 2005 and 2008. The interrelationship of discursive tools and informative and evocation strategies are very relevant in this text. Its effectiveness is related to a combined use of resources that appeal to different meanings of proximity, with the objective to make accessible the history to a popular audience.

  19. The endogenous protein content of ruminant proximal duodenal digesta

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    Bartram, Christopher Gordon

    1987-01-01

    Protein arriving at the ruminant proximal duodenum consists of microbial protein, undegraded feed protein and endogenous protein. In this study, endogenous protein is defined as that fraction of the digesta derived from the animal itself (e.g. enzymes, plasma proteins, sloughed cells and mucus), not including any endogenous protein which may have been incorporated into the microorganisms. Recent feeding schemes (e.g. ARC 1980, 1984) require an accurate value of the degradability of feed i...

  20. Transverse Stress Fracture of the Proximal Patella: A Case Report.

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    Atsumi, Satoru; Arai, Yuji; Kato, Ko; Nishimura, Akinobu; Nakazora, Shigeto; Nakagawa, Shuji; Ikoma, Kazuya; Fujiwara, Hiroyoshi; Sudo, Akihiro; Kubo, Toshikazu

    2016-02-01

    Among stress fractures associated with sports activities, patellar stress fracture is rare. Regarding patella stress fractures, so far only distal transverse or lateral longitudinal fractures have been reported, but there are no reports of transverse fractures occurring in the proximal patella. We describe an extremely rare case of transverse stress fracture of proximal patella in a 9-year-old athlete.A 9-year old boy, who participated in sports (sprints and Kendo) presented with left knee pain without any external injury. In plain radiographs, a fracture line was observed in the proximal 1/3 of the left patella, and a patella stress fracture was diagnosed. For treatment, because 7 months of conservative therapy showed no improvement, internal fixation was carried out using Acutrak screws, and bone union was thus achieved. Three months after the operation, he was able to return to his previous level of athletic sports activity.Regarding the mechanism of onset, it is believed that the causes are longitudinal traction force and patellofemoral contact pressure. On the other hand, the contact region of the patella with the femur changes with the flexion angle of the knee. In the current case, the fracture occurred at a site where the patella was in contact with the femur at a flexion angle of >90°, so it is believed that it occurred as a clinical condition from being subjected to repeated longitudinal traction force and patellofemoral contact pressure at a flexion angle of >90°, during the sports activities of sprints and Kendo. The nonunion of the transverse stress fracture of his proximal patella was successfully treated with internal fixation using Acutrak screws.

  1. Complex of myoglobin with phenol bound in a proximal cavity.

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    Huang, Xiao; Wang, Chunxue; Celeste, Lesa R; Lovelace, Leslie L; Sun, Shenfang; Dawson, John H; Lebioda, Lukasz

    2012-12-01

    Sperm whale myoglobin (Mb) has weak dehaloperoxidase activity and catalyzes the peroxidative dehalogenation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (TCP) to 2,6-dichloroquinone. Crystals of Mb and of its more active G65T variant were used to study the binding of TCP, 4-iodophenol (4-IP) and phenol. The structures of crystals soaked overnight in a 10 mM solution of phenol revealed that a phenol molecule binds in the proximal cavity, forming a hydrogen bond to the hydroxyl of Tyr146 and hydrophobic contacts which include interactions with Cβ and Cγ of the proximal histidine His93. The phenol position corresponds to the strongest xenon binding site, Xe1. It appears that the ligand enters the proximal cavity through a gate formed by the flexible loops 79-86 and 93-103. TCP and 4-IP do not bind to Mb in this manner under similar conditions; however, it appears to be likely that dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), which was used at a concentration of 0.8 M to facilitate 4-IP dissolution, binds in the phenol/Xe1 binding site. In this structure, a water molecule coordinated to the heme iron was replaced by an oxygen molecule, reflecting the reduction of the heme. Crystals of Mb and G65T Mb soaked for 5-10 min did not show bound phenol. Kinetic studies of TCP dechlorination showed that phenol has a dual effect: it acts as a competitive inhibitor that is likely to interfere with TCP binding at the heme edge and as a weak activator, likely through binding in the proximal cavity. The lack of phenol bound at the heme edge in the crystal structures suggests that its inhibitory binding only takes place when the heme is activated by hydrogen peroxide.

  2. Reconstruction of the extensor mechanism after proximal tibia endoprosthetic replacement.

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    Bickels, J; Wittig, J C; Kollender, Y; Neff, R S; Kellar-Graney, K; Meller, I; Malawer, M M

    2001-10-01

    The proximal tibia is a difficult area in which to perform a wide resection of a bone tumor. This difficulty is due to the intimate relationship of tumor in this location to the nerves and blood vessels of the leg, inadequate soft tissue coverage after endoprosthetic reconstruction, and the need to reconstruct the extensor mechanism. Competence of the extensor mechanism is the major determinant of functional outcome of these patients. Between 1980 and 1997, 55 patients underwent proximal tibia resection with endoprosthetic reconstruction for a variety of malignant and benign-aggressive tumors. Reconstruction of the extensor mechanism included reattachment of the patellar tendon to the prosthesis with a Dacron tape, reinforcement with autologous bone-graft, and attachment of an overlying gastrocnemius flap. All patients were followed for a minimum of 2 years; 6 patients (11%) had a transient peroneal nerve palsy, 4 patients (7.2%) had a fasciocutaneous flap necrosis, and 2 patients (3.6%) had a deep wound infection. Full extension to extension lag of 20 degrees was achieved in 44 patients, and 8 patients required secondary reinforcement of the patellar tendon. Function was estimated to be good to excellent in 48 patients (87%). Reattachment of the patellar tendon to the prosthesis and reinforcement with an autologous bone-graft and a gastrocnemius flap are reliable means to restore extension after proximal tibia endoprosthetic reconstruction.

  3. Proximal focal femoral deficiency: evaluation by MR imaging

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    Biko, David M. [National Naval Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Bethesda, MD (United States); Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Bethesda, MD (United States); Davidson, Richard [The Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Pena, Andres; Jaramillo, Diego [The Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

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    Proximal focal femoral deficiency (PFFD) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by abnormal development of the proximal femur. The most common radiographic classification (Aitken) does not evaluate the cartilaginous and soft-tissue abnormalities. To demonstrate MR findings of PFFD focusing on features not seen with radiographs. Nine MR examinations of the hip and femurs of seven children with PFFD were retrospectively reviewed. Imaging was quantitatively and qualitatively assessed comparing the affected limb to the contralateral limb and age-matched controls. The children were classified via the Aitken classification. All children had at least mild acetabular dysplasia, and one type D patient had no acetabulum. MR demonstrated that 4/6 children had labral hypertrophy with a decreased distance from the greater trochanter to the acetabular rim, suggesting impingement (P < 0.05). The proximal femoral physis was abnormal in all cases. The connection between the femoral head and shaft if present was fibrous or fibrocartilaginous. MRI can help in evaluation of PFFD by defining the anatomy. MR demonstrates features of the acetabulum and cartilaginous femoral epiphysis and depicts ligamentous abnormalities of the knee. (orig.)

  4. Proximal attrition facets: morphometric, demographic, and aging characteristics.

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    Sarig, Rachel; Hershkovitz, Israel; Shvalb, Nir; Sella-Tunis, Tatiana; May, Hila; Vardimon, Alexander D

    2014-08-01

    Although interproximal attrition is considered to be limited in modern populations, it has important clinical implications. However, in contrast to occlusal attrition, proximal attrition receives limited scientific attention. The main purpose of the current study was to fill this void. Seven-hundred and sixty-five teeth were collected from 255 skulls of subjects 18-75 yr of age. For each individual, three mandibular teeth (the first and second premolars and the first molar) were examined for proximal attrition facets (PAFs). The results provide detailed information on the size, shape, and location of the facets according to age cohort, gender, and ethnicity. The validity of the method used to measure the facets was also examined. The major findings were as follows: PAFs are usually located on the upper half of the crown proximal aspect; in each tooth, the mesial facet is more lingually positioned and the distal facet is more buccally positioned; the majority of the facets are subrectangular in shape; the size of the facets tends to increase in an anteroposterior direction (from premolars to molars); and facet size and location are age- and sex-dependent and ethnicity-independent. It is our recommendation that dentists bear in mind that interproximal attrition is a dynamic, long-term process and needs to be considered in many clinical scenarios.

  5. Shoulder hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures

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    YANG Shu-hua; WANG Jing; XU Wei-hua; LI Jin; LIU Guo-hui; YANG Can; YE Shu-nan; YE Zhe-wei; LIU Yong

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the indication, perioperative announcements, selection of prosthesis and clinical results of shoulder hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures.Methods: A total of 55 patients who suffered from com-plex proximal humeral fractures were treated by shoulder hemiarthroplasty. The mean age was 55.6 years and mean follow-up period was 25.1 months. The scoring system modi-fication for hemiarthroplasty (SSMH) had been adopted for evaluation at the latest follow-up.Results: The pain was obviously relieved in all patients. Fifty patients were painless and 5 patients had slight pain. The mean range of motion was 100°(90°-110°) in abduction, 95°(80°-100°) in forward flexion, 35°(30°-40°) in extemal rotation and internal rotation was confined at L2 level (L1-L3). The mean SSMH score was 27.9 (24-29). Fifty patients (90.1%) were satisfied with the clinical outcome.Conclusions: Shoulder hemiarthroplasty is an effective method to treat complex proximal humeral fractures. The proper selection of patients and prosthesis, good operation skill and enough functional exercise are the key points of successful treatment.

  6. Hand proximity facilitates spatial discrimination of auditory tones

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    Philip eTseng

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The effect of hand proximity on vision and visual attention has been well documented. In this study we tested whether such effect(s would also be present in the auditory modality. With hands placed either near or away from the audio sources, participants performed an auditory-spatial discrimination (Exp 1: left or right side, pitch discrimination (Exp 2: high, med, or low tone, and spatial-plus-pitch (Exp 3: left or right; high, med, or low discrimination task. In Exp 1, when hands were away from the audio source, participants consistently responded faster with their right hand regardless of stimulus location. This right hand advantage, however, disappeared in the hands-near condition because of a significant improvement in left hand’s reaction time. No effect of hand proximity was found in Exp 2 or 3, where a choice reaction time task requiring pitch discrimination was used. Together, these results suggest that the effect of hand proximity is not exclusive to vision alone, but is also present in audition, though in a much weaker form. Most important, these findings provide evidence from auditory attention that supports the multimodal account originally raised by Reed et al. in 2006.

  7. SLAP tear associated with a minimally displaced proximal humerus fracture.

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    Kendall, Corey B; Tanner, Stephanie L; Tolan, Stefan J

    2007-12-01

    Nondisplaced proximal humerus fracture may be associated with soft tissue injury. This case report examines 2 cases of superior labral anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears in association with nondisplaced fractures of the proximal humerus. In the first case, the patient fell from a jet ski, causing a traction injury to his arm. A greater tuberosity fracture was identified. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not reveal a definitive labral tear. After conservative management had failed, a type IV SLAP tear and a small rotator cuff tear were arthroscopically identified and repaired. In the second case, a power company lineman fell from a lift and attempted to hold on with his dominant arm. A nondisplaced greater tuberosity and a surgical neck fracture were discovered. MR arthrography revealed no evidence of SLAP tear. Four months after injury, a type II SLAP tear was arthroscopically identified and repaired. In these 2 cases, the presence of the fracture likely slowed operative intervention because pain was attributed to the fracture itself, and not to the SLAP tear. If patients do not follow the usual course of improvement after a proximal humerus fracture from a superior traction mechanism, consideration should be given to associated superior labral tears that may require surgical intervention.

  8. Concomitant physeal fractures of the distal femur and proximal tibia

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    Sferopoulos, N.K. [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Thessaloniki (Greece)

    2005-07-01

    Concomitant physeal fractures of the distal femur and proximal tibia are very rare in children and adolescents. They are included in the classification of the ''floating knee'' injuries. Two cases with this combined injury are reported. They were closed injuries and in both patients the fracture of the proximal tibial epiphyseal plate was nondisplaced. In the first, a six-year-old girl, an early diagnosis was made radiographically. The intra-articular femoral fracture was operatively reduced and fixed. No growth abnormality was encountered 12 years later. The second patient, a 16-year-old boy, was conservatively treated for a displaced fracture-separation of the distal femoral epiphysis. Four weeks later there was physeal widening on both sides of the knee which indicated an associated fracture of the proximal tibial epiphyseal plate. One year after injury there was a varus deformity of the knee that was treated with a corrective osteotomy. Ten years later there is normal alignment of the leg. (orig.)

  9. Effect of Oven Drying On Proximate Composition of Ginger

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    C.S Agu

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Ginger root (ZingiberOfficinale was analyzed to identify its proximate composition. The effects of drying as a processing technique on ginger were investigated with respect to the proximate composition of the produce. Ginger rhizomes were collected, sorted, sliced and dried using the oven at 500C for five (5 hours. Fresh ginger slices were successfully dried from initial moisture content of 70% to 18 %. Ginger composition before drying were 1.81% ash, 7.85% fat, 3.06% protein, 9% fiber, and 8.18% carbohydrate. The analysis of the results of proximate composition showed that the moisture content of ginger reduced after oven drying while the ash, protein, crude fiber increased after drying. On the other hand, the ash content, crude fiber, protein, fat and carbohydrates were 2.35%, 11%, 13.13%, 8.20% and47.32% respectively. The oven-drying technique however was a better option for the drying process as it was more effective in removing sufficient moisture and more so enhanced some nutritional parameter of the produce.

  10. Relationships proximate analysis results and higher heating values of lignites

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    Demirbas, A. [Sila Science, Trabzon (Turkey)

    2008-07-01

    In this study, the higher heating values (HHVs) of 26 lignite samples were calculated by using the proximate and elemental analyses data. The proximate analysis results such as volatile materials (VM), fixed carbon (FC) and HHV and the elemental analysis results such as carbon, hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) were determined for 26 lignite samples from different areas of Turkey. The lignite samples have been tested with particle size of 0-0.05 mm. The HHVs of 26 lignite samples obtained from different Turkish sources were determined experimentally and calculated from both ultimate and proximate analyses. HHVs of 26 the lignite samples can be calculated from the equation based modeling. The HHVs (MJ/kg) of the lignite samples as a function of fixed carbon (FC, wt%) or volatile materials (VM, %) was calculated from the following equations: HHV = 0.300FC + 11.117 (1) HHV = -0.323VM + 42.223 (2) where the correlation coefficients for Eqs. (1) and (2) were 0.9907 and 0.9862, respectively. The combustion heats calculated from Eqs. (1) and (2) showed mean differences of +3.9% and +0.3%, respectively. The HHVs (MJ/kg) of the lignite samples as a function of C, H, O, N, and S were calculated from a given equation where the correlation coefficients for the equation was 0.9891. HHVs calculated from this equation showed a mean deviation of +0.1.

  11. Effects of Hip Geometry on Fracture Patterns of Proximal Femur

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    Seyyed Morteza Kazemi

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Some studies have previously shown that geometry of proximal femur can affect the probability of fracture and type of fracture. It happens since the geometry of the proximal femur determines how a force is applied to its different parts. In this study, we have compared proximal femur’s geometric characteristics in femoral neck (FNF, intertrochanteric (ITF and Subtrochanteric (STF fractures. Methods: In this study, 60 patients who had hip fractures were studied as case studies. They were divided into FNF, ITF and STF groups based on their fracture types (20 patients in each group. Patients were studied with x-ray radiography and CT scans. Radiological parameters including femoral neck length from lateral cortex to center of femoral head (FNL, diameter of femoral head (FHD, diameter of femoral neck (FND, femoral head neck offset (FHNO, neck-shaft angle (alpha, femoral neck anteversion (beta were measured and compared in all three groups. Results: Amount of FNL was significantly higher in STF group compared to FNF (0.011 while ITF and STF as well as FNT and ITF did not show a significant different. Also, FND in FNF group was significantly lower than the other two groups, i.e. ITF and STF. In other cases there were no instances of significant statistical difference. Conclusion: Hip geometry can be used to identify individuals who are at the risk of fracture with special pattern. Also, it is important to have more studies in different populations and more in men.

  12. Effects of Hip Geometry on Fracture Patterns of Proximal Femur

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    Kazemi, Seyyed Morteza; Qoreishy, Mohamad; Keipourfard, Ali; Sajjadi, Mohammadreza Minator; Shokraneh, Shahram

    2016-01-01

    Background: Some studies have previously shown that geometry of proximal femur can affect the probability of fracture and type of fracture. It happens since the geometry of the proximal femur determines how a force is applied to its different parts. In this study, we have compared proximal femur’s geometric characteristics in femoral neck (FNF), intertrochanteric (ITF) and Subtrochanteric (STF) fractures. Methods: In this study, 60 patients who had hip fractures were studied as case studies. They were divided into FNF, ITF and STF groups based on their fracture types (20 patients in each group). Patients were studied with x-ray radiography and CT scans. Radiological parameters including femoral neck length from lateral cortex to center of femoral head (FNL), diameter of femoral head (FHD), diameter of femoral neck (FND), femoral head neck offset (FHNO), neck-shaft angle (alpha), femoral neck anteversion (beta) were measured and compared in all three groups. Results: Amount of FNL was significantly higher in STF group compared to FNF (0.011) while ITF and STF as well as FNT and ITF did not show a significant different. Also, FND in FNF group was significantly lower than the other two groups, i.e. ITF and STF. In other cases there were no instances of significant statistical difference. Conclusion: Hip geometry can be used to identify individuals who are at the risk of fracture with special pattern. Also, it is important to have more studies in different populations and more in men. PMID:27517071

  13. Proximal patellar tendinosis and abnormalities of patellar tracking

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    Allen, G.M. [Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport (United Kingdom); Tauro, P.G. [Northern Hospital,Victoria (Australia); Ostlere, S.J. [Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford (United Kingdom)

    1999-04-01

    Objective. To assess whether an association exists between patellar tendinosis and abnormal patellar tracking. Design and patients. The MRI examinations of 630 patients (i.e. 860 knees) referred with anterior knee pain over a 4-year period were assessed in retrospect for the presence of patellar tendinosis and abnormal patellar tracking. The images of the patients with patellar tendinosis were reviewed and the location within the patellar tendon was recorded. Results. There were 44 knees with proximal patellar tendinosis. Twenty-four of these were considered to have normal patellar tracking and 20 to have abnormal patellar tracking. In the group of 816 knees without proximal patellar tendinosis, 581 were considered to have normal patellar tracking and 235 knees to have abnormal patellar tracking. When the two groups were compared there was a statistically significant difference in the ratio of patients with and without abnormal tracking. Conclusion. In patients referred with anterior knee pain or suspected abnormal patellar tracking there is a significant association between proximal patellar tendinosis and abnormal patellar tracking. (orig.) With 2 figs., 5 tabs., 10 refs.

  14. Using Protein-Confined Proximity To Determine Chemical Reactivity.

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    Kobayashi, Tomonori; Hoppmann, Christian; Yang, Bing; Wang, Lei

    2016-11-16

    Chemical reactivity is essential for functional modification of biomolecules with small molecules and the development of covalent drugs. The reactivity between a chemical functional group of a small molecule and that of a large biomolecule cannot be reliably predicted from the reactivity of the corresponding functional groups separately installed on two small molecules, because the proximity effect on reactivity resulting from the binding of the small molecule to the biomolecule is challenging to achieve by mixing two small molecules. Here we present a new strategy to determine the chemical reactivity of two functional groups in the context of close proximity afforded by proteins. The functional groups to be tested were separately installed at the interface of two interacting proteins in the format of amino acid side chains via the expansion of the genetic code. Reaction of the two functional groups resulted in covalent cross-linking of interacting proteins, readily detectable by gel electrophoresis. Using this strategy, we evolved new synthetases to genetically encode N(ε)-fluoroacetyllysine (FAcK), an isosteric fluorine analogue of acetyllysine. We demonstrated that fluoroacetamide installed on FAcK, previously thought inert to biological functional groups, actually reacted with the thiol group of cysteine when in proximity. This strategy should be valuable for accurately evaluating chemical reactivity of small molecules toward large biomolecules, which will help avoid undesired side reactions of drugs and expand the repertoire of functional groups to covalently target biomolecules.

  15. Multiple intramedullary nailing of proximal phalangeal fractures of hand

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    Patankar Hemant

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Proximal phalangeal fractures are commonly encountered fractures in the hand. Majority of them are stable and can be treated by non-operative means. However, unstable fractures i.e. those with shortening, displacement, angulation, rotational deformity or segmental fractures need surgical intervention. This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the functional outcome after surgical stabilization of these fractures with joint-sparing multiple intramedullary nailing technique. Materials and Methods: Thirty-five patients with 35 isolated unstable proximal phalangeal shaft fractures of hand were managed by surgical stabilization with multiple intramedullary nailing technique. Fractures of the thumb were excluded. All the patients were followed up for a minimum of six months. They were assessed radiologically and clinically. The clinical evaluation was based on two criteria. 1. total active range of motion for digital functional assessment as suggested by the American Society for Surgery of Hand and 2. grip strength. Results: All the patients showed radiological union at six weeks. The overall results were excellent in all the patients. Adventitious bursitis was observed at the point of insertion of nails in one patient. Conclusion: Joint-sparing multiple intramedullary nailing of unstable proximal phalangeal fractures of hand provides satisfactory results with good functional outcome and fewer complications.

  16. AVALIAÇÃO DE A1C E GLICOSE POR DRIFTS: UMA NOVA ABORDAGEM ANALÍTICA PARA DIAGNÓSTICO DE DIABETES MELLITUS

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    Vitor Estevam Severo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O diabetes mellitus (DM inclui um grupo de doenças metabólicas resultante de disfunção na secreção e/ou ação da insulina. O diagnóstico de DM é definido com base na avaliação da glicemia de jejum(GJ e hemoglobina glicada (A1C que também informa a persistência da hiperglicemia. Entretanto novas tecnologias analíticas estão sempre sob constante investigação. A espectroscopia de absorção molecular no infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier (FT-IR associada à análise multivariada tem surgido como uma alternativa nesse contexto. O presente estudo buscou avaliar a FT-IR, através da técnica de reflectância difusa, para quantificar glicose e A1C em um grupo de indivíduos adultos. O estudo foi composto por 46 pacientes de 32 a 59 anos, com valores GJ de 71,67 a 135 mg/dL e de A1C de 5,3 a 7,2 %. O modelo PLS-DRIFTS para GJ o apresentou RMSECV=1,37 mg/dL e R²=0,995 e para A1C, RMSECV=0,06% R²=0,993 sem exclusão de amostras e usando a faixa de 4000-2401, 2300-600 cm-1. Dessa forma foi possível concluir que FT-IR associada a análise multivariada se mostrou adequado para predizer os parâmetros bioquímicos de glicose e A1C de jejum com um erro mínimo, atendendo os requisitos analíticos da ANVISA para quantificação destes parâmetros.

  17. Proximate and Phytochemical Profile of Sansevieria liberica Gérôme ...

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    Proximate analysis: A portion was used immediately for proximate analysis. ... analysis to determine the moisture, crude protein, fat, ash, fiber ... protein, fat and carbohydrate respectively .... increasing fecal bulk, which dilutes the increased.

  18. Proximity to Coast Is Linked to Climate Change Belief: e103180

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    Taciano L Milfont; Laurel Evans; Chris G Sibley; Jan Ries; Andrew Cunningham

    2014-01-01

    .... The present study examined the relationship between physical proximity to the coastline and climate change belief, as proximity may be related to experiencing or anticipating the effects of climate...

  19. Clinical results of using the proximal humeral internal locking system plate for internal fixation of displaced proximal humeral fractures.

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    Norouzi, Masoud; Naderi, Mohammad Nasir; Komasi, Mehdi Hemmati; Sharifzadeh, Seyyed Reza; Shahrezaei, Mostafa; Eajazi, Alireza

    2012-05-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are accounting for 4-5% of all fractures with increasing incidence. Proximal Humeral Internal Locking System (PHILOS) plate is a new plate which permits early mobility and lowers the risk of complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome and the complication rate after using this plate. Between 2006-2008, 37 patients with displaced 2-, 3-, and 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus underwent surgery using PHILOS plate. The mean range of follow-up was 12 months. Twenty patients were aged 60 years and younger, and 17 were aged older than 60 years. The average American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score at the final follow-up was 77.62. According to Michener and colleagues classification, 5.4% of patients had an excellent outcome, 72.9% were minimally functionally limited, 16.2% were moderately functionally limited, and 5.4% were maximally functionally limited. The average ASES score between patients 60 years and older and those 60 years and younger was not different significantly. One patient developed avascular necrosis of the humeral head, 2 patients developed an infection, and no patients developed a nonunion. Fixation with PHILOS plate can be considered a good method with high union rates for this kind of fracture, especially in the older population with osteoporotic bone.

  20. Sensors for quality control in welding Sensores para controle da qualidade em soldagem

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    Sadek Crisóstomo Absi Alfaro

    2012-09-01

    vinda dos dados fornecidos por cada sensor, como por exemplo, a detecção de emissão de radiação de luz pela espectroscopia, o sensoreamento acústico do arco eléctrico ou as emissões de infravermelho, correlacionando o insumo de calor do processo. Finalmente, a fusão de dados será aplicada a um controlo estatístico para detectar e encontrar perturbações no processo de soldagem. Os resultados mostram que a fusão de sensores pode ser utilizada como uma ferramenta para medir indiretamente a qualidade nos processos de soldagem, especificamente no processo GMAW.

  1. FERRAMENTAS QUIMIOMÉTRICAS APLICADAS NO DESENVOLVIMENTO E CARACTERIZAÇÃO PROXIMAL E SENSORIAL DE BOLOS DE CHOCOLATE CONTENDO CHIA E AZUKI

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    Aline Kirie Gohara

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Um planejamento fatorial 22 completo (dois fatores em dois níveis com duplicata foi realizado, para investigar a influência dos fatores: % de chia e azuki adicionados no bolo de chocolate isento de glúten, para a determinação da composição proximal, energia e atributos sensoriais. No estudo foi utilizada farinha desengordurada de chia e de azuki. Os fatores % de chia e azuki foram significativos, e o aumento dos valores nestes, contribuiu positivamente nas respostas. A chia foi o fator que mais contribuiu para a maioria das respostas, exceto para o nifext. O efeito principal azuki não foi significativo para as respostas umidade e energia. A análise de componentes principais distinguiram as amostras com maior teor de chia devido principalmente a proteína bruta e aos lipídios totais, sendo os pontos ótimos nas superfícies de resposta destes modelos. Para os atributos sensoriais os modelos foram não significativos e a análise multivariada demonstrou que os menores percentuais de chia e azuki apresentam características semelhantes ao ensaio controle.

  2. Aviso para las viudas.

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    Francisco de Sales

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available San Pablo instruye todos los prelados en la persona de su Timoteo, diciendo: «Honra las viudas que son verdaderamente viudas». Para ser, pues, verdaderamente viuda, son necesarias estas cosas

  3. Estrategias para negociaciones exitosas.

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    José B. Parra V

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las estrategias de negociación son herramientas para disminuir conflictos o para intercambiar bienes y servicios. Una negociación exitosa crea relaciones de solidaridad y propicia reciprocidad, cooperación y confianza para quienes tendrán relaciones permanentes de negociación con beneficios para ambas partes. Una estrategia de negociación exitosa requiere manejar el desarrollo del ambiente social del grupo de personas, con la finalidad de tener presente las fronteras que no pueden irrumpirse. Otro aspecto importante, es el lenguaje corporal utilizado por las personas y las tácticas que se practican. El manejo de esta información permite diseñar diferentes modelos de negociaciones para cada caso específico. Este documento propone la utilización de la herramienta MONACO, diseñada por los autores, que es un software útil para encontrar los mejores tácticas posibles dentro de una negociación; basándose en el lenguaje corporal que muestra el negociante oponente durante cada oferta monetaria. El uso de este software da al negociador la oportunidad de manejar las negociaciones con mayor control, el negociador que usa el software puede elegir una estrategia de acuerdo a las relaciones que espera mantener con el negociador oponente.

  4. Proximity Utilizing Biotinylation of Nuclear Proteins in vivo

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    Arman Kulyyassov

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The human genome consists of roughly 30,000 genes coding for over 500,000 different proteins, of which more than 10,000 proteins can be produced by the cell at any given time (the cellular “proteome”. It has been estimated that over 80% of proteins do not operate alone, but in complexes. These protein-protein interactions (PPI are regulated by several mechanisms. For example, post-translational modifications (methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, or ubiquitination or metal-binding can lead to conformational changes that alter the affinity and kinetic parameters of the interaction. Many PPIs are part of larger cellular networks of interactions or interactomes. Indeed, these interactions are at the core of the entire interactomics system of any living cell, and so, aberrant PPIs are the basis of multiple diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. The objective of this study was to develop a method of monitoring protein-protein interactions and proximity dependence in vivo.Methods. The biotin ligase BirA was fused to the protein of interest, and the Biotin Acceptor Peptide (BAP was fused to an interacting partner to make the detection of its biotinylation possible by western blot or mass spectrometry.Results. Using several experimental systems (BirA.A + BAP.B, we showed that the biotinylation is interaction/proximity dependent. Here, A and B are the next nuclear proteins used in the experiments – 3 paralogues of heterochromatin protein HP1a (CBX5, HP1b (CBX1, HP1g (CBX3, wild type and transcription mutant factor Kap1, translesion DNA polymerase PolH and E3, ubiquitin ligase RAD18, Proliferative Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA, ubiquitin Ub, SUMO-2/3, different types and isoforms of histones H2A, H2Az, H3.1, H3.3, CenpA, H2A.BBD, and macroH2A. The variant of this approach is termed PUB-NChIP (Proximity Utilizing Biotinylation with Native Chromatin Immuno-precipitation and is designed to purify and study the protein

  5. Surgical treatment of proximal humerus fractures using PHILOS plate

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    GN Kiran Kumar; Gaurav Sharma; Vijay Sharma; Vaibhav Jain; Kamran Farooque; Vivek Morey

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate functional outcome and complications of open reduction and internal fixation with proximal humeral internal locking system (PHILOS) plate for proximal humerus fractures.Methods:We reviewed 51 patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation with PHILOS plate between the years 2007 to 2012.There were 35 men and 16 women with a mean age of 38 years (range 24-68).There were 41 patients in the age group of <60 years and 10 patients in the age group of >60 years.According to Neer classification system,8,15 and 23 patients had 2-part,3-part,and 4-part fractures,respectively and 5 patients had 4-part fracture dislocation.All surgeries were carried out at our tertiary care trauma centre.Functional evaluation of the shoulder at final follow-up was done using Constant-Murley score.Results:The mean follow-up period was 30 months (range 12-44 months).Two patients were lost to followup.Of the remaining 49 patients,all fractures were united clinically and radiologically.The mean time for radiological union was 12 weeks (range 8-20 weeks).At the final follow-up the mean Constant-Murley score was 79 (range 50-100).The results were excellent in 25 patients,good in 13 patients,fair in 6 patients and poor in 5 patients.During the follow-up,four cases of varus malunion,one case of subacromial impingement,one case of deep infection,one case of intraarticular screw penetration and one case of failure of fixation were noted.No cases of avascular necrosis,hardware failure,locking screw loosening or nonunion were noted.Conclusion:PHILOS provides stable fixation in proximal humerus fractures.To prevent potential complications like avascular necrosis,meticulous surgical dissection to preserve vascularity of humeral head is necessary.

  6. Percutaneous Stabilization of Impending Pathological Fracture of the Proximal Femur

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    Deschamps, Frederic, E-mail: frederic.deschamps@igr.fr; Farouil, Geoffroy, E-mail: g.farouil@gmail.com; Hakime, Antoine, E-mail: thakime@yahoo.com; Teriitehau, Christophe, E-mail: cteriitehau@me.com; Barah, Ali, E-mail: ali.barah@gmail.com; Baere, Thierry de, E-mail: debaere@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Interventional Radiology Department (France)

    2012-12-15

    Objective: Percutaneous osteosynthesis plus cementoplasty (POPC) is a minimally invasive technique that has never been reported before and that we have prospectively evaluated for patients with impending pathological fracture of the proximal femur. Methods: We performed POPC in 12 patients (3 males, 9 females) with metastasis of the proximal femur with a high risk of fracture (Mirels' score {>=}8) between February 2010 and July 2011. Patients were not candidates for standard surgical stabilization. We analyzed the feasibility, duration, and complication of the procedure, the risk of fracture, the decrease in pain (Visual Analog Scale, VAS), and length of stay in hospital. Data were prospectively collected in all patients. Results: The mean Mirels' score was 9.8 {+-} 1.2 (range, 8-11). The technical success was 100%. POPC was performed under general anesthesia (n = 6) or conscious sedation (n = 6). The mean duration was 110 {+-} 43 (range, 60-180) minutes. All patients stood up and walked the second day after the procedure. The average length of stay in the hospital was 4 {+-} 1.6 (range, 2-7) days. We experienced two hematomas in two patients and no thromboembolic complication. For symptomatic patients (n = 8), VAS decreased from 6.5/10 (range, 2-9) before treatment to 1/10 (range, 0-3) 1 month after. No fracture occurred after a median follow-up of 145 (range, 12-608) days. Conclusions: POPC for impending pathological fracture of the proximal femur seems to be a promising alternative for cancer patients who are not candidates for surgical stabilization. Further studies are required to confirm this preliminary experience.

  7. Uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite reconstruction of the proximal femur

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    Li Min

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Allograft-prosthetic composite can be divided into three groups names cemented, uncemented, and partially cemented. Previous studies have mainly reported outcomes in cemented and partially cemented allograft-prosthetic composites, but have rarely focused on the uncemented allograft-prosthetic composites. The objectives of our study were to describe a surgical technique for using proximal femoral uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite and to present the radiographic and clinical results. Materials and Methods: Twelve patients who underwent uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite reconstruction of the proximal femur after bone tumor resection were retrospectively evaluated at an average followup of 24.0 months. Clinical records and radiographs were evaluated. Results: In our series, union occurred in all the patients (100%; range 5-9 months. Until the most recent followup, there were no cases with infection, nonunion of the greater trochanter, junctional bone resorption, dislocation, allergic reaction, wear of acetabulum socket, recurrence, and metastasis. But there were three periprosthetic fractures which were fixed using cerclage wire during surgery. Five cases had bone resorption in and around the greater trochanter. The average Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS score and Harris hip score (HHS were 26.2 points (range 24-29 points and 80.6 points (range 66.2-92.7 points, respectively. Conclusions: These results showed that uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite could promote bone union through compression at the host-allograft junction and is a good choice for proximal femoral resection. Although this technology has its own merits, long term outcomes are yet not validated.

  8. Ultimate Drivers and Proximate Correlates of Polyandry in Predatory Mites.

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    Schausberger, Peter; Patiño-Ruiz, J David; Osakabe, Masahiro; Murata, Yasumasa; Sugimoto, Naoya; Uesugi, Ryuji; Walzer, Andreas

    2016-01-01

    Polyandry is more widespread than anticipated from Bateman's principle but its ultimate (evolutionary) causes and proximate (mechanistic) correlates are more difficult to pinpoint than those of polygyny. Here, we combined mating experiments, quantification of reproductive traits and microsatellite genotyping to determine the fitness implications of polyandry in two predatory mite species, where males are highly polygynous (up to 45 fertilized females during life), whereas females range from monandry to various polyandry levels. The medium-level polyandrous (up to eight male mates possible) Neoseiulus californicus received clear direct and indirect benefits: multiply mated females produced more offspring with higher survival chances over longer times than singly mated females. In contrast, singly and multiply mated females of the low-level polyandrous (commonly two male mates at maximum) Phytoseiulus persimilis produced similar numbers of offspring having similar survival chances. In both species, multiple mating resulted in mixed offspring paternities, opening the chance for indirect fitness benefits such as enhanced genetic compatibility, complementarity and/or variability. However, the female re-mating likelihood and the paternity chance of non-first male mates were lower in P. persimilis than in N. californicus. Regarding proximate factors, in both species first mating duration and female re-mating likelihood were negatively correlated. Based on occasional fertilization failure of first male mates in P. persimilis, and mixed offspring paternities in both species, we argue that fertilization assurance and the chance to gain indirect fitness benefits are the ultimate drivers of polyandry in P. persimilis, whereas those of N. californicus are higher offspring numbers coupled with enhanced offspring viability and possibly other indirect fitness benefits. Overall, the adaptive significance and proximate events well reflected the polyandry levels. Our study provides a

  9. Morphological characteristics of the developing proximal femur: A biomechanical perspective

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    Đurić Marija

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. In contrast to a plethora of studies on the proximal femur in adults, its external and internal morphology in growing children has not been sufficiently analyzed. Objective. We analyzed changes in external and internal morphology of the proximal femur during growth and development to interpret the links between them and concepts of the human femoral biomechanics. Methods. We assessed external geometry, internal trabecular and cortical arrangement, and bone mineral density (BMD of the proximal femur in 29 children (age at death from 1 month to 14 years from archaeological context by using microscopic and radiographic methods. Results. The results showed that both the femoral neck width and length increased with age, with the femoral neck becoming more elongated, while the collo-diaphyseal angle decreased. A strong relationship between age and adjusted areal BMD was found, showing continuous increase during childhood. Parallel trabecular pattern at birth changed to mature three distinct trabecular groups (longitudinal – principal compressive, transversal – tensile and randomly scattered starting from the age of 8 months. In older children the superior and inferior aspects of the femoral neck differently changed with growth, with medial neck having thicker cortex and trabeculae. Conclusion. In the light of bone adaptation principle, the observed changes in external and internal morphology are governed by mechanical forces acting on the developing femur. Our findings on the development of trabecular pattern and cortical distribution are compatible with recent views on the femoral biomechanics which point out the predominance of compressive stresses in the femoral neck, adaptation to shear stresses, multiaxial loading perspective, prevalence of muscle effects over body weight, and existence of adaptational eccentricity. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 45005

  10. [Proximate analysis of straw by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)].

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    Huang, Cai-jin; Han, Lu-jia; Liu, Xian; Yang, Zeng-ling

    2009-04-01

    Proximate analysis is one of the routine analysis procedures in utilization of straw for biomass energy use. The present paper studied the applicability of rapid proximate analysis of straw by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology, in which the authors constructed the first NIRS models to predict volatile matter and fixed carbon contents of straw. NIRS models were developed using Foss 6500 spectrometer with spectra in the range of 1,108-2,492 nm to predict the contents of moisture, ash, volatile matter and fixed carbon in the directly cut straw samples; to predict ash, volatile matter and fixed carbon in the dried milled straw samples. For the models based on directly cut straw samples, the determination coefficient of independent validation (R2v) and standard error of prediction (SEP) were 0.92% and 0.76% for moisture, 0.94% and 0.84% for ash, 0.88% and 0.82% for volatile matter, and 0.75% and 0.65% for fixed carbon, respectively. For the models based on dried milled straw samples, the determination coefficient of independent validation (R2v) and standard error of prediction (SEP) were 0.98% and 0.54% for ash, 0.95% and 0.57% for volatile matter, and 0.78% and 0.61% for fixed carbon, respectively. It was concluded that NIRS models can predict accurately as an alternative analysis method, therefore rapid and simultaneous analysis of multicomponents can be achieved by NIRS technology, decreasing the cost of proximate analysis for straw.

  11. Proximity Effects and Nonequilibrium Superconductivity in Transition-Edge Sensors

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    Sadleir, John E.; Smith, Stephen J.; Robinson, Ian K.; Finkbeiner, Fred M.; Chervenak, James A.; Bandler, Simon R.; Eckart, Megan E.; Kilbourne, Caroline A.

    2011-01-01

    We have recently shown that normal-metal/superconductor (N/S) bilayer TESs (superconducting Transition-Edge Sensors) exhibit weak-link behavior.l Here we extend our understanding to include TESs with added noise-mitigating normal-metal structures (N structures). We find TESs with added Au structures also exhibit weak-link behavior as evidenced by exponential temperature dependence of the critical current and Josephson-like oscillations of the critical current with applied magnetic field. We explain our results in terms of an effect converse to the longitudinal proximity effect (LoPE) 1, the lateral inverse proximity effect (LaiPE), for which the order parameter in the N/S bilayer is reduced due to the neighboring N structures. Resistance and critical current measurements are presented as a function of temperature and magnetic field taken on square Mol Au bilayer TESs with lengths ranging from 8 to 130 {\\mu}m with and without added N structures. We observe the inverse proximity effect on the bilayer over in-plane distances many tens of microns and find the transition shifts to lower temperatures scale approximately as the inverse square of the in- plane N-structure separation distance, without appreciable broadening of the transition width. We also present evidence for nonequilbrium superconductivity and estimate a quasiparticle lifetime of 1.8 \\times 10-10 s for the bilayer. The LoPE model is also used to explain the increased conductivity at temperatures above the bilayer's steep resistive transition.

  12. Missed posterior shoulder dislocation with malunited proximal humerus fracture

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    Sunil Kumar; Rajesh Kumar Chopra; Abhishek Kashyap; Sumit Arora

    2013-01-01

    Posterior dislocation of the shoulder may be missed or neglected at initial presentation especially in developing countries.We present a case of 40-year-old Indian man who had 3-month missed posterior dislocation of the right shoulder along with malunited fracture of the anatomical neck of the humerus.Open reduction and stabilization with modified McLaughlin procedure was performed.Rotational osteotomy of proximal humerus had to be performed as supplementary procedure to keep the humeral head stable in glenoid cavity during functional range of movements.The patient had excellent result of the shoulder at 3 years follow-up.

  13. Diabetic neuropathy part 2: proximal and asymmetric phenotypes.

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    Pasnoor, Mamatha; Dimachkie, Mazen M; Barohn, Richard J

    2013-05-01

    Diabetic neuropathies consist of a variety of syndromes resulting from different types of damage to peripheral or cranial nerves. Although distal symmetric polyneuropathy is the most common type of diabetic neuropathy, many other subtypes have been defined since the 1800s, including proximal diabetic, truncal, cranial, median, and ulnar neuropathies. Various theories have been proposed for the pathogenesis of these neuropathies. The treatment of most requires tight and stable glycemic control. Spontaneous recovery is seen in most of these conditions with diabetic control. Immunotherapies have been tried in some of these conditions however are controversial.

  14. DIABETIC NEUROPATHY PART 2: PROXIMAL AND ASSYMMETRIC PHENOTYPES

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    Pasnoor, Mamatha; Dimachkie, Mazen M.; Barohn, Richard J.

    2014-01-01

    Diabetic neuropathies consist of a variety of syndromes resulting from different types of damage to peripheral or cranial nerves. Although distal symmetric polyneuropathy is most common type of diabetic neuropathy, there are many other subtypes of diabetic neuropathies which have been defined since the 1800’s. Included in these descriptions are patients with proximal diabetic, truncal, cranial, median, and ulnar neuropathies. Various theories have been proposed for the pathogenesis of these neuropathies. The treatment of most of these requires tight and stable glycemic control. Spontaneous recovery is seen in most of these conditions with diabetic control Immunotherapies have been tried in some of these conditions but are quite controversial. PMID:23642718

  15. Productivity and proximate content of Pleurotus sajor-caju

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    Patil S S

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Experment was conducted to study the effect of different agro wastes viz. soybean straw, paddy straw, wheat straw, jowar straw, sunflower stalk and pigeaon pea stalk on productivity and proximate content of Pleurotus sajor-caju. Soybean straw showed significantly highest yield (with 83.00% B.E., maximum protein (25.80%, fat (2.82%, and ash (7.30% content. Significantly maximum moisture content was found (88.25% on wheat straw, carbohydrate content on Jowar (58.50% straw, crude fiber content (7.90 % on paddy straw.

  16. User's proximity effects for talk mode in mobile phones

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    Pelosi, Mauro; B. Knudsen, Mikael; Pedersen, Gert Frølund

    Thanks to a recent grip study, 3D CAD model of the human hand have been generated, investigating user's proximity effects for talk mode in mobile phones. The simulation results show that the human hand exhibits a major contribution in determining the total loss when compared to the phantom head a...... alone, while the influence of the position of the fingers on the handset is more important when close to the antenna. The palm-handset gap and the index finger location are the main responsible for both absorption and mismatch loss....

  17. Theory of Casimir Forces without the Proximity-Force Approximation.

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    Lapas, Luciano C; Pérez-Madrid, Agustín; Rubí, J Miguel

    2016-03-18

    We analyze both the attractive and repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces recently reported in experimental investigations. By using a kinetic approach, we obtain the Casimir forces from the power absorbed by the materials. We consider collective material excitations through a set of relaxation times distributed in frequency according to a log-normal function. A generalized expression for these forces for arbitrary values of temperature is obtained. We compare our results with experimental measurements and conclude that the model goes beyond the proximity-force approximation.

  18. RARE PRESENTATION OF SYMPTOMATIC BILATERAL PROXIMAL POPLITEAL ARTERY ANEURYSM

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    Thulasikumar Ganapathy

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available True Popliteal artery aneurysm is the most common of all the peripheral artery aneurysms. We present a case of proximal popliteal artery aneurysm involvement both lower limb presented with gangrene in one lower limb and incapacitating claudication pain on the other lower limb. We have successfully repaired both sides aneurysm in the same sitting with Poly Tetra Fluro Ethylene (PTFE graft, as the patient also had multiple venous perforators’ involvement on both sides, which left us only with synthetic graft repair option rather than venous graft repair.

  19. Complications of the locking plate for displaced proximal humeral fractures

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    LU Yi; WANG Man-yi; ZHU Yi-ming; JIANG Chun-yan

    2010-01-01

    Background Although the locking plate has become popular for treating displaced proximal humeral fractures in recent years, the complications of this method are still underestimated. We tried to evaluate the factors that have an influence on the complications experienced after proximal humeral fractures fixed by locking plates and compare the results from patients having complications with those having no complications.Methods From September 2004 to September 2007, 92 out of 111 displaced proximal humeral fractures treated by open reduction and internal fixation with a locking plate were available for follow-up, with an average time of 15.2months (12-36 months). The range of motion, Visual Analog Score (VAS) for pain, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons' Form (ASES), Constant-Murley, University of California-Los Angles scoring system (UCLA) score, and Simple Shoulder Test (SST) for function evaluation was all recorded at the latest follow-up. The results from patients with complications were evaluated according to the indices listed above and compared with those patients without any complications.Results There were 17 patients with complications, an 18.5% complication rate. Among them, the forward flexion,external rotation and internal rotation were 139.1°±24.3°, 24.1°±19.6°, and up to T10 level on average. The mean VAS score was 1.0±1.1, the ASES score was 82.9±13.8, the Constant 82.1±11.8, the UCLA 28.5±4.1 and the mean SST 9.5on average. There was no significant difference of complication rate among different age, sex, and injured side, fresh or delayed fracture, combined with other injury or not groups. Compared with the group without complications, patients with complications showed significantly less external rotation and lower Constant-Murley and UCLA functional scores (P <0.05). A significant difference in results was seen between patients with complications and those without complications.Conclusion The indication control and appropriate

  20. Down the Rabbit Hole: Robust Proximity Search in Sublinear Space

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    Har-Peled, Sariel

    2011-01-01

    For a set of n points in $\\Re^d$, and parameters k and {\\epsilon}, we present a data structure that answers (1 + {\\epsilon})-approximate k nearest neighbor queries in logarithmic time. Surprisingly, the space used by the data-structure is O(n/k), that is, the space used is sublinear in the input size if k is sufficiently large. Our approach provides a novel way to summarize geometric data, such that meaningful proximity queries on the data can be carried out using this sketch.

  1. Pseudocontractions in the intermediate sense: Fixed and best proximity points

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    De la Sen, Manuel

    2013-09-01

    This paper studies a general contractive condition for a class of two-cyclic self-maps on the union of a finite number of subsets of a metric space which are allowed to have a finite number of successive images in the same subsets of its domain. If the space is uniformly convex and the subsets are non-empty, closed and convex then all the iterated sequences are proved to converge to a unique closed limiting finite sequence. Such a sequence contains the best proximity points of adjacent subsets which coincide with a unique fixed point if all such subsets intersect.

  2. Models of proximate and ultimate causation in psychology.

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    Alessi, G

    1992-11-01

    B. F. Skinner saw behavior as a product of three levels of evolution. J. R. Kantor and Gregory Bateson noted similar relations. This article describes and applies basic evolutionary concepts to each level: (a) phylogenic, (b) ontogenic, and (c) cultural evolution. Each level is analyzed in terms of (a) units of selection, (b) variety of units required for the selection process, (c) selection pressures, (d) interactions among levels, and (e) implications for understanding and predicting behavior. Distinguishing between models of proximate and ultimate causation, as in biology, may help clarify research problems posed by, and facilitate better communication among, psychologists.

  3. 4. MESOSCOPIC SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: Proximity Action theory of superconductive nanostructures

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    Skvortsov, M. A.; Larkin, A. I.; Feigel'man, M. V.

    2001-10-01

    We review a novel approach to the superconductive proximity effect in disordered normal-superconducting (N-S) structures. The method is based on the multicharge Keldysh action and is suitable for the treatment of interaction and fluctuation effects. As an application of the formalism, we study the subgap conductance and noise in two-dimensional N-S systems in the presence of the electron-electron interaction in the Cooper channel. It is shown that singular nature of the interaction correction at large scales leads to a nonmonotonuos temperature, voltage and magnetic field dependence of the Andreev conductance.

  4. Early proximal junctional failure in patients with preoperative sagittal imbalance.

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    Smith, Micah W; Annis, Prokopis; Lawrence, Brandon D; Daubs, Michael D; Brodke, Darrel S

    2013-10-01

    Study Type Retrospective review. Introduction Sagittal imbalance has been associated with lower health-related quality of life outcomes, and restoration of imbalance is associated with improved outcomes.123 The long constructs used in adult spinal deformity have potential consequences such as proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK). Clinically, the development of PJK may not be as important as failure of the construct or vertebrae at the proximal end. As PJK does not lead to worse clinical outcomes,45 we define the term early proximal junctional failure (EPJF) as fracture, implant failure, or myelopathy due to stenosis at the upper instrumental vertebra (UIV) or UIV + 1 within 6 months of surgery. Objective The purpose of this study is to report the incidence of EPJF in patients who are sagittally imbalanced preoperatively and to identify risk factors postoperatively that correlate with EPJF using commonly reported sagittal balance parameters. Methods We reviewed 197 patients with preoperative sagittal imbalance by at least one of the following: sagittal vertical axis more than 5 cm, global sagittal alignment more than 45 degrees, pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis more than 10 degrees, or spine-sacral angle less than 120 degrees. Radiographic measurements also included proximal junctional angle, thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis, pelvic parameters, and sagittal balance parameters/formulas, as well as UIV angle, UIV spinosacral angle, and UIV plumb line to assess as potential risk factors. EPJF incidence was calculated postoperatively for each of the accepted sagittal balance parameters/formulas. Results EPJF was observed in 49 of 197 patients (25%) with preoperative sagittal imbalance and was more common in fusions with UIV in the lower thoracic spine (TS) (35%) than in those with UIV in the upper TS (10%) or lumbar (25%) (p = 0.007). Of the 49 EPJF patients, 16 patients (33%) required revision surgery within the first year, for an overall early revision

  5. Giant Mutual Proximity Effects in Ferromagnetic/Superconducting Nanostructures

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    Petrashov, Victor; Sosnin, I. A.; Cox, I.; Parsons, A.; Troadec, C.

    1999-01-01

    A strong mutual influence of superconductors (S) and ferromagnetic (F) conductors in hybrid F/S (Ni/Al) nanostructures is observed. The proximity-induced conductance on the F side, Delta G, is 2 orders of magnitude larger than that predicted by theory. A crossover from positive to negative Delta G takes place upon an increase in the F/S interface barrier resistance. Reentrance of the superconductors to the normal state reciprocated by changes on the F side has been found in low applied magnet...

  6. Vigostsky's formulations on ZDP - Zone of Proximal Development

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    José Moysés Alves

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The zone of proximal development (ZPD is, probably, the most known concept from Vygotsky's theory. And has been much discussed recently. Hoping to contribute for the understanding of this contemporary debate, we focus on recurrent themes in Vygotsky's writings. We read ten texts of his where he constructed the concept of ZPD. We have through the reading summarized his formulations about the following topics: criticism to the traditional diagnostic; explicit definitions of ZPD's concept; redefinition of imitation's concept; ZPD and pretend play; ZPD and the interaction between development and learning; ZPD and the interaction among daily and scientific concepts; practical value and theoretical value of ZPD's concept

  7. Benign monomelic amyotrophy with proximal upper limb involvement: case report.

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    Neves, Marco Antonio Orsini; Freitas, Marcos R G de; Mello, Mariana Pimentel de; Dumard, Carlos Henrique; Freitas, Gabriel R de; Nascimento, Osvaldo J M

    2007-06-01

    Monomelic amyotrophy (MA) is a rare condition in which neurogenic amyotrophy is restricted to an upper or lower limb. Usually sporadic, it usually has an insidious onset with a mean evolution of 2 to 4 years following first clinical manifestations, which is, in turned, followed by stabilization. We report a case of 20-years-old man who presented slowly progressive amyotrophy associated with proximal paresis of the right upper limb, which was followed by clinical stabilization 4 years later. Eletroneuromyography revealed denervation along with myofasciculations in various muscle groups of the right upper limb. We call attention to this rare location of MA, as well as describe some theories concerning its pathophysiology .

  8. Nonequilibrium and proximity effects in superconductor-normal metal junctions

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    Kauppila, V. J.; Nguyen, H. Q.; Heikkilä, T. T.

    2013-08-01

    We study the consequences of nonequilibrium heating and inverse proximity effect in normal metal-insulator-superconductor-insulator-normal metal (NISIN) junctions with a simple quasi-one-dimensional model. We especially focus on observables and parameter regions that are of interest in the design of SINIS coolers with quasiparticle traps. We present numerical results calculated by solving the Usadel equation and also present analytical approximations in two limiting cases: a short junction with a non-negligible resistance in both ends and a long junction with a transparent contact at one end.

  9. Groups as units of functional analysis, individuals as proximate mechanisms.

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    Wilson, David Sloan

    2014-06-01

    Whenever selection operates at a given level of a multitier hierarchy, units at that level should become the object of functional analysis, and units at lower levels should be studied as proximate mechanisms. This intuition already exists for the study of genes in individuals, when individuals are the unit of selection. It is only beginning to be applied for the study of individuals in groups, when groups are the unit of selection. Smaldino's target article is an important step in this direction with an emphasis on human cultural evolution, but the same algorithm applies to all multilevel evolutionary processes.

  10. Rapid method of proximate analysis of coals from Indian coalfields

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    Alam, N.; Paul, S.K. [CFRI, Dhanbad (India)

    2001-07-01

    The proximate analysis has been useful in finding out the percentage of ash in coal, which is the threshold requirement by which the commercial value of coal is adjudged. In the present study, a rapid method for determination of ash percentage in coal has been discussed. Rapid method is always warranted to release more quality parameters within scheduled time. The results obtained by this method were found to be satisfactory and comparable with the results obtained by the British Standard specifications. It is concluded that this method can be effectively adopted where sulphur, carbonates and alkalis are present in low amounts. 4 refs., 3 tabs.

  11. Proximate analysis of coal by Leco MAC-400

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    Wilson, S.T. (British Steel Corporation, London (UK). Ravenscraig Works)

    1988-01-01

    Discussion is presented of the use of the Leco Mac-400 Proximate Analyser at the Ravenscraig Steel Works, UK. It is used for the analysis of in-plant coals and the determination of ash in coke. The instrument does not meet the British Standard requirement for repeatability, so is not used for 'value in use' coal analysis. It has recently been overhauled, however, and will be re-evaluated to see if the overhaul has brought an improvement in performance. 6 figs., 7 tabs.

  12. Different approaches to proximate analysis by thermogravimetry analysis

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    Mayoral, M.C.; Izquierdo, M.T.; Andres, J.M.; Rubio, B. [Instituto de Carboquimica, CSIC, Maria de Luna, n. 12, 50015- Zaragoza (Spain)

    2001-04-04

    The experimental optimization by the simplex method of the proximate analysis of coal and biomass by thermogravimetry analysis (TGA) is reported. Heating rate, final temperature, holding time, Ar flow rate and sample size were the control variables. The response function used was chosen to minimize the difference in percentage of volatile matter with the ASTM characterization. The relative accuracy of the method was demonstrated by determination of the volatile matter contents of a number of coals in parallel with the ASTM certified method. The method is successfully used with biomass samples.

  13. Retained Urethral Catheter Secondary to Placement in Proximal Ureter

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We present an unusual complication secondary to indwelling urethral catheter placement. Routine catheter placement by the obstetrics team in a postpartum female leads to retention of the catheter and inability of its removal by both the obstetrics and urology teams. Although a retained urinary catheter is relatively common, inability to remove a catheter secondary to placement inadvertently into a ureter is extremely rare. In this paper we will discuss the options in removing a retained catheter and present our case of a retained catheter secondary to placement within the right proximal ureter.

  14. Retained Urethral Catheter Secondary to Placement in Proximal Ureter.

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    McGregor, Thomas B; Sharda, Rajan

    2016-01-01

    We present an unusual complication secondary to indwelling urethral catheter placement. Routine catheter placement by the obstetrics team in a postpartum female leads to retention of the catheter and inability of its removal by both the obstetrics and urology teams. Although a retained urinary catheter is relatively common, inability to remove a catheter secondary to placement inadvertently into a ureter is extremely rare. In this paper we will discuss the options in removing a retained catheter and present our case of a retained catheter secondary to placement within the right proximal ureter.

  15. Computed tomography in the evaluation of plexopathies and proximal neuropathies

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    Stewart, J.D. (McGill Univ., Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery); Schmidt, B. (McGill Univ., Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Dept. of Radiology); Wee, R. (Montreal General Hospital, Quebec (Canada))

    1983-11-01

    The article describes nine patients with plexopathies or proximal mononeuropathies due to mass lesions. In four, computed tomography (CT) was the only radiological technique to show the cause of the neuropathy. In five patients, CT either unequivocally confirmed the presence of an abnormality or was superior to other imaging techniques in showing its full anatomical extent. CT scanning is a valuable aid in the assessment of lesions of the peripheral nervous system, particularly plexopathies and mononeuropathies caused by retroperitoneal, pelvic or superior pulmonary sulcus tumors.

  16. Three-Dimensional Bone Adaptation of the Proximal Femur

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    Bagge, Mette

    1998-01-01

    The bone remodeling of a three-dimensional model of the proximal femur is considered. The bone adaptation is numerically described as an evolution in time formulated such that the structural change goes in an optimal direction within each time step for the optimal boundary conditions. In the bone...... remodeling scheme is included the memory of past loadings to account for the delay in the bone response to the load changes. In order to get a realistic bone adaptation process, the bone structure at the onset of the remodeling needs to be realistic too. A start design is obtained by structural optimization...

  17. Electrodiagnosis of brachial plexopathies and proximal upper extremity neuropathies.

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    Simmons, Zachary

    2013-02-01

    This article describes the normal anatomy of the brachial plexus and its major terminal branches, as well as the major causes and clinical presentations of lesions of these structures. An approach to electrodiagnosis of brachial plexopathies and proximal upper extremity neuropathies is provided, with an emphasis on those nerve conduction studies and portions of the needle examination, which permit localization of lesions to specific trunks, cords, and terminal branches. The importance of specific sensory nerve conduction studies for differentiating plexopathies from radiculopathies and mononeuropathies is emphasized.

  18. Using image processing techniques on proximity probe signals in rotordynamics

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    Diamond, Dawie; Heyns, Stephan; Oberholster, Abrie

    2016-06-01

    This paper proposes a new approach to process proximity probe signals in rotordynamic applications. It is argued that the signal be interpreted as a one dimensional image. Existing image processing techniques can then be used to gain information about the object being measured. Some results from one application is presented. Rotor blade tip deflections can be calculated through localizing phase information in this one dimensional image. It is experimentally shown that the newly proposed method performs more accurately than standard techniques, especially where the sampling rate of the data acquisition system is inadequate by conventional standards.

  19. Tractable Algorithms for Proximity Search on Large Graphs

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    Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last. — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes . 2.1 Introduction A...Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes . 5.1 Introduction In this thesis, our main goal is to design fast algorithms for proximity search in large graphs. In chapter 3...Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes . In this thesis our main focus is on investigating some useful random walk based prox- imity measures. We have started

  20. Bilateral traumatic proximal humerus fractures managed by open reduction and internal fixation with locked plates

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    Atin Jaiswal; Naiman Deepak Kachchhap; Rupak Chaterjee; Yashwant Singh Tanwar; Masood Habib; Satya Prakash Singh

    2013-01-01

    Fractures of the proximal humerus are uncommon in young patients.Although bilateral fracture of proximal humerus itself is rare,association with epilepsy and electrocution is frequent.Only one case of traumatic bilateral proximal humerus fracture has been reported in the literature.We report a rare case of bilateral traumatic displaced proximal humerus fractures in a 40 years old male patient,which was treated by means of open reduction and internal fixation with proximal humerus locked pates on both sides and obtained a good functional outcome.

  1. Bilateral traumatic proximal humerus fractures managed by open reduction and internal fixation with locked plates

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    Jaiswal Atin

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Fractures of the proximal humerus are uncommon in young patients. Although bilateral fracture of proximal humerus itself is rare, association with epilepsy and electrocution is frequent. Only one case of traumatic bilateral proximal humerus fracture has been reported in the literature. We report a rare case of bilateral traumatic dis- placed proximal humerus fractures in a 40 years old male patient, which was treated by means of open reduction and internal fixation with proximal humerus locked pates on both sides and obtained a good functional outcome. Key words: Humeral fractures; Shoulder fractures; Fracture fixation, internal

  2. Bilateral traumatic proximal humerus fractures managed by open reduction and internal fixation with locked plates.

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    Jaiswal, Atin; Kachchhap, Naiman Deepak; Chaterjee, Rupak; Tanwar, Yashwant Singh; Habib, Masood; Singh, Satya Prakash

    2013-01-01

    Fractures of the proximal humerus are uncommon in young patients. Although bilateral fracture of proximal humerus itself is rare, association with epilepsy and electrocution is frequent. Only one case of traumatic bilateral proximal humerus fracture has been reported in the literature. We report a rare case of bilateral traumatic displaced proximal humerus fractures in a 40 years old male patient, which was treated by means of open reduction and internal fixation with proximal humerus locked pates on both sides and obtained a good functional outcome.

  3. Compósito de colágeno com silicato e hidroxiapatita como material para endodontia: preparação e caracterização = Collagen composite with silicate and hydroxyapatite as endodontic material: preparation and characterization

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    E'Gues, Miguel Antônio Menezes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este trabalho teve por objetivo preparar e caracterizar um novo compósito de colágeno com silicato e hidroxiapatita que possa vir a ser utilizado como material endodôntico em capeamento pulpar direto e em pulpotomia. Metodologia: Os materiais utilizados como matéria-prima foram colágeno do tipo I na forma aniônica, silicato (cimento Portland Branco e hidroxiapatita sintetizada. Estes materiais foram misturados em proporções variadas de modo a obter um material compósito na forma de pasta. Os materiais obtidos foram caracterizados por técnicas de calorimetria exploratória diferencial, termogravimetria, microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV, espectrometria de dispersão de energia de Raios-X e espectroscopia na região do infravermelho. Resultados: A presença de colágeno no compósito foi demonstrada por transições térmicas típicas daquelas encontradas para o colágeno do tipo I (~48ºC, independentemente da proporção utilizada, e também por imagens de MEV, onde as fibras colagênicas também puderam ser observadas interligando as partículas de silicato. A composição química de todos compósitos de colágeno foi praticamente idêntica à do silicato utilizado. Conclusão: Os resultados mostraram que a estrutura da matriz de colágeno nos compósitos testados não foi alterada. Esta é uma característica importante para a utilização em endodontia do material compósito proposto, objetivando uma reparação tecidual de forma "mais natural"

  4. Máscara de espalhamento e precipitação para os canais microondas do satélite NOAA Scattering and rainfall mask for microwave channels of NOAA satellite

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    João C. Carvalho

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Propõe-se, com o presente trabalho, avaliar uma metodologia para identificação de pixels contaminados por precipitação e/ou espalhamento utilizando-se dados dos canais do Advanced Microwave Sensor Unit (AMSU. A aplicação de metodologias desse tipo é útil para a inferência de perfis verticais de temperatura e umidade no Brasil, em situações de céu coberto. A validação dos resultados foi feita com base em um estudo de caso, em que se aplicou uma análise subjetiva, tomando-se como modelo a comparação com imagens das bandas infravermelho, visível e microondas. Os resultados mostraram excelente concordância entre os topos de nuvens com temperaturas de brilho baixas, afetadas pelo efeito de espalhamento devido à presença de chuva e gelo, e as áreas identificadas pelo algoritmo como sendo contaminadas por este efeito. O algoritmo conseguiu identificar adequadamente os locais sob influência de precipitação e/ou espalhamento.This work presents a methodology to identify precipitation and/or scattering pixels in the Advanced Microwave Sensor Unit (AMSU channels. This procedure is useful for applications in atmospheric temperature and moisture retrievals over Brazil under cloudy sky conditions. A subjective analysis based on a case study involving comparisons with infrared, visible and microwave images was applied for validation purpose. The results show an excellent relationship of cloud tops with low brightness temperature affected by scattering due to water drops and ice and the areas identified by the algorithm as being influenced by precipitation and/or scattering effect.

  5. Analysis of proximal radial nerve injury in the arm

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    Duz Bulent

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Radial nerve is the most frequently injured major nerve in the upper extremity. Proximal part of the radial nerve involvement can result from a humerus fracture, direct nerve trauma, compression and rarely from tumors. Objectives: The aim of the study is to determine the clinical characteristics and electrodiagnostic findings in patients with proximal radial nerve injuries, and also the outcome of surgical treatment. Materials and Methods: The study subjects included 46 patients with radial nerve injuries seen between June 2000 and June 2008 at our hospital. The analysis included demographics, clinical features, etiology, pre-and postoperative EMNG (Electromyoneurography findings. Results: Surgical decompression resulted in neurological improvement in patients with radial entrapment neuropathies. Good neurological recovery was observed from decompression of callus of old humeral fracture. The worst results were observed in the direct missile injuries of the radial nerve. Conclusions: A detailed clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation is of importance in patients with radial nerve injury to ensure an appropriate treatment. The choice of treatment, conservative or surgical, depends on the clinical presentation and the type of injury.

  6. Cassini at Saturn Proximal Orbits - Attitude Control Challenges

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    Burk, Thomas A.

    2013-01-01

    The Cassini mission at Saturn will come to an end in the spring and summer of 2017 with a series of 22 orbits that will dip inside the rings of Saturn. These are called proximal orbits and will conclude with spacecraft disposal into the atmosphere of the ringed world on September 15, 2017. These unique orbits that cross the ring plane only a few thousand kilometers above the cloud tops of the planet present new attitude control challenges for the Cassini operations team. Crossing the ring plane so close to the inner edge of the rings means that the Cassini orientation during the crossing will be tailored to protect the sensitive electronics bus of the spacecraft. This orientation will put the sun sensors at some extra risk so this paper discusses how the team prepares for dust hazards. Periapsis is so close to the planet that spacecraft controllability with RCS thrusters needs to be evaluated because of the predicted atmospheric torque near closest approach to Saturn. Radiation during the ring plane crossings will likely trigger single event transients in some attitude control sensors. This paper discusses how the attitude control team deals with radiation hazards. The angular size and unique geometry of the rings and Saturn near periapsis means that star identification will be interrupted and this paper discusses how the safe mode attitude is selected to best deal with these large bright bodies during the proximal orbits.

  7. Proximal femur reconstruction by an allograft prosthesis composite.

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    Donati, Davide; Giacomini, Stefano; Gozzi, Enrico; Mercuri, Mario

    2002-01-01

    Twenty-seven patients who had resection of the proximal femur for bone tumors and reconstruction with an allograft prosthesis composite are reported. In most of the patients, the prosthesis was a long-stem revision type, cemented in the allograft and uncemented in the femoral shaft. The abductor muscles and iliopsoas were sutured to the corresponding tendons on the allograft. Implant-related complications and functional results were evaluated and are reported. Twenty-two patients achieved a minimum followup of 36 months (range, 36-126 months; average, 58 months). The implant was removed in two patients (one for infection, one for intraoperative fracture of the allograft). One patient experienced nonunion, whereas in the remaining 24 patients, the allograft eventually united to the host bone. A frequent late complication (17 patients) was fracture of the greater trochanter of the allograft. In the whole series, only four new operations were done for implant-related complications. In 22 patients who could be evaluated, the functional evaluation according to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society System was excellent in 16 (73%) patients, good in four (18%), and fair in two (9%). These results compare favorably with those of megaprostheses for tumor resection of the proximal femur, where a Trendelenburg gait almost always is present.

  8. Two Proximal Skin Electrodes — A Respiration Rate Body Sensor

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    Viktor Avbelj

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available We propose a new body sensor for extracting the respiration rate based on the amplitude changes in the body surface potential differences between two proximal body electrodes. The sensor could be designed as a plaster-like reusable unit that can be easily fixed onto the surface of the body. It could be equipped either with a sufficiently large memory for storing the measured data or with a low-power radio system that can transmit the measured data to a gateway for further processing. We explore the influence of the sensor’s position on the quality of the extracted results using multi-channel ECG measurements and considering all the pairs of two neighboring electrodes as potential respiration-rate sensors. The analysis of the clinical measurements, which also include reference thermistor-based respiration signals, shows that the proposed approach is a viable option for monitoring the respiration frequency and for a rough classification of breathing types. The obtained results were evaluated on a wireless prototype of a respiration body sensor. We indicate the best positions for the respiration body sensor and prove that a single sensor for body surface potential difference on proximal skin electrodes can be used for combined measurements of respiratory and cardiac activities.

  9. Group Problem Solving as a Zone of Proximal Development activity

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    Brewe, Eric

    2006-12-01

    Vygotsky described learning as a process, intertwined with development, which is strongly influenced by social interactions with others that are at differing developmental stages.i These interactions create a Zone of Proximal Development for each member of the interaction. Vygotsky’s notion of social constructivism is not only a theory of learning, but also of development. While teaching introductory physics in an interactive format, I have found manifestations of Vygotsky’s theory in my classroom. The source of evidence is a paired problem solution. A standard mechanics problem was solved by students in two classes as a homework assignment. Students handed in the homework and then solved the same problem in small groups. The solutions to both the group and individual problem were assessed by multiple reviewers. In many cases the group score was the same as the highest individual score in the group, but in some cases, the group score was higher than any individual score. For this poster, I will analyze the individual and group scores and focus on three groups solutions and video that provide evidence of learning through membership in a Zone of Proximal Development. Endnotes i L. Vygotsky -Mind and society: The development of higher mental processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (1978).

  10. Orion Handling Qualities During ISS Proximity Operations and Docking

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    Stephens, John-Paul; Vos, Gordon A.; Bilimoria, Karl D.; Mueller, Eric R.; Brazzel, Jack; Spehar, Pete

    2011-01-01

    NASA's Orion spacecraft is designed to autonomously rendezvous and dock with many vehicles including the International Space Station. However, the crew is able to assume manual control of the vehicle s attitude and flight path. In these instances, Orion must meet handling qualities requirements established by NASA. Two handling qualities assessments were conducted at the Johnson Space Center to evaluate preliminary designs of the vehicle using a six degree of freedom, high-fidelity guidance, navigation, and control simulation. The first assessed Orion s handling qualities during the last 20 ft before docking, and included both steady and oscillatory motions of the docking target. The second focused on manual acquisition of the docking axis during the proximity operations phase and subsequent station-keeping. Cooper-Harper handling qualities ratings, workload ratings and comments were provided by 10 evaluation pilots for the docking study and 5 evaluation pilots for the proximity operations study. For the docking task, both cases received 90% Level 1 (satisfactory) handling qualities ratings, exceeding NASA s requirement. All ratings for the ProxOps task were Level 1. These evaluations indicate that Orion is on course to meet NASA's handling quality requirements for ProxOps and docking.

  11. Cassini at Saturn Proximal Orbits - Attitude Control Challenges

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    Burk, Thomas A.

    2013-01-01

    The Cassini mission at Saturn will come to an end in the spring and summer of 2017 with a series of 22 orbits that will dip inside the rings of Saturn. These are called proximal orbits and will conclude with spacecraft disposal into the atmosphere of the ringed world on September 15, 2017. These unique orbits that cross the ring plane only a few thousand kilometers above the cloud tops of the planet present new attitude control challenges for the Cassini operations team. Crossing the ring plane so close to the inner edge of the rings means that the Cassini orientation during the crossing will be tailored to protect the sensitive electronics bus of the spacecraft. This orientation will put the sun sensors at some extra risk so this paper discusses how the team prepares for dust hazards. Periapsis is so close to the planet that spacecraft controllability with RCS thrusters needs to be evaluated because of the predicted atmospheric torque near closest approach to Saturn. Radiation during the ring plane crossings will likely trigger single event transients in some attitude control sensors. This paper discusses how the attitude control team deals with radiation hazards. The angular size and unique geometry of the rings and Saturn near periapsis means that star identification will be interrupted and this paper discusses how the safe mode attitude is selected to best deal with these large bright bodies during the proximal orbits.

  12. Method to measure tone of axial and proximal muscle.

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    Gurfinkel, Victor S; Cacciatore, Timothy W; Cordo, Paul J; Horak, Fay B

    2011-12-14

    The control of tonic muscular activity remains poorly understood. While abnormal tone is commonly assessed clinically by measuring the passive resistance of relaxed limbs, no systems are available to study tonic muscle control in a natural, active state of antigravity support. We have developed a device (Twister) to study tonic regulation of axial and proximal muscles during active postural maintenance (i.e. postural tone). Twister rotates axial body regions relative to each other about the vertical axis during stance, so as to twist the neck, trunk or hip regions. This twisting imposes length changes on axial muscles without changing the body's relationship to gravity. Because Twister does not provide postural support, tone must be regulated to counteract gravitational torques. We quantify this tonic regulation by the restive torque to twisting, which reflects the state of all muscles undergoing length changes, as well as by electromyography of relevant muscles. Because tone is characterized by long-lasting low-level muscle activity, tonic control is studied with slow movements that produce "tonic" changes in muscle length, without evoking fast "phasic" responses. Twister can be reconfigured to study various aspects of muscle tone, such as co-contraction, tonic modulation to postural changes, tonic interactions across body segments, as well as perceptual thresholds to slow axial rotation. Twister can also be used to provide a quantitative measurement of the effects of disease on axial and proximal postural tone and assess the efficacy of intervention.

  13. Restoring proximal caries lesions conservatively with tunnel restorations

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    Chu CH

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Chun-Hung Chu1, May L Mei,1 Chloe Cheung,1 Romesh P Nalliah2 1Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China; 2Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Abstract: The tunnel restoration has been suggested as a conservative alternative to the conventional box preparation for treating proximal caries. The main advantage of tunnel restoration over the conventional box or slot preparation includes being more conservative and increasing tooth integrity and strength by preserving the marginal ridge. However, tunnel restoration is technique-sensitive and can be particularly challenging for inexperienced restorative dentists. Recent advances in technology, such as the contemporary design of dental handpieces with advanced light-emitting diode (LED and handheld comfort, offer operative dentists better vision, illumination, and maneuverability. The use of magnifying loupes also enhances the visibility of the preparation. The advent of digital radiographic imaging has improved dental imaging and reduced radiation. The new generation of restorative materials has improved mechanical properties. Tunnel restoration can be an option to restore proximal caries if the dentist performs proper case selection and pays attention to the details of the restorative procedures. This paper describes the clinical technique of tunnel restoration and reviews the studies of tunnel restorations. Keywords: operative, practice, tunnel preparation, composite, amalgam, glass ionomer

  14. Parkinson's Disease Prevalence and Proximity to Agricultural Cultivated Fields

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    Yitshak Sade, Maayan; Zlotnik, Yair; Kloog, Itai; Novack, Victor; Peretz, Chava; Ifergane, Gal

    2015-01-01

    The risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD) is a combination of multiple environmental and genetic factors. The Negev (Southern Israel) contains approximately 252.5 km2 of agricultural cultivated fields (ACF). We aimed to estimate the prevalence and incidence of PD and to examine possible geographical clustering and associations with agricultural exposures. We screened all “Clalit” Health Services members in the Negev (70% of the population) between the years 2000 and 2012. Individual demographic, clinical, and medication prescription data were available. We used a refined medication tracer algorithm to identify PD patients. We used mixed Poisson models to calculate the smoothed standardized incidence rates (SIRs) for each locality. We identified ACF and calculate the size and distance of the fields from each locality. We identified 3,792 cases of PD. SIRs were higher than expected in Jewish rural localities (median SIR [95% CI]: 1.41 [1.28; 1.53] in 2001–2004, 1.62 [1.48; 1.76] in 2005–2008, and 1.57 [1.44; 1.80] in 2009–2012). Highest SIR was observed in localities located in proximity to large ACF (SIR 1.54, 95% CI 1.32; 1.79). In conclusion, in this population based study we found that PD SIRs were higher than expected in rural localities. Furthermore, it appears that proximity to ACF and the field size contribute to PD risk. PMID:26357584

  15. A method for sex estimation using the proximal femur.

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    Curate, Francisco; Coelho, João; Gonçalves, David; Coelho, Catarina; Ferreira, Maria Teresa; Navega, David; Cunha, Eugénia

    2016-09-01

    The assessment of sex is crucial to the establishment of a biological profile of an unidentified skeletal individual. The best methods currently available for the sexual diagnosis of human skeletal remains generally rely on the presence of well-preserved pelvic bones, which is not always the case. Postcranial elements, including the femur, have been used to accurately estimate sex in skeletal remains from forensic and bioarcheological settings. In this study, we present an approach to estimate sex using two measurements (femoral neck width [FNW] and femoral neck axis length [FNAL]) of the proximal femur. FNW and FNAL were obtained in a training sample (114 females and 138 males) from the Luís Lopes Collection (National History Museum of Lisbon). Logistic regression and the C4.5 algorithm were used to develop models to predict sex in unknown individuals. Proposed cross-validated models correctly predicted sex in 82.5-85.7% of the cases. The models were also evaluated in a test sample (96 females and 96 males) from the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection (University of Coimbra), resulting in a sex allocation accuracy of 80.1-86.2%. This study supports the relative value of the proximal femur to estimate sex in skeletal remains, especially when other exceedingly dimorphic skeletal elements are not accessible for analysis.

  16. Quantitive analysis of the proximity effect in optical lithographic process

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    Bae, Sang-Man; Kim, Hung-Eil; Ham, Young-Mog; Moon, Seung-Chan; Choi, Soo-Han

    1994-05-01

    As the density of VLSI circuits increases, the proximity effect has been one of the critical issues in optical lithography. In general, the linewidth difference between dense and isolated patterns corresponds to 0.08 micrometers when a conventional i-line single resist process using a 0.54 NA is applied to the half-micron geometry on a flat wafer. Therefore, this linewidth difference has significantly affected the process stability in the real process applications. This paper describes the dependency of the proximity effects on the pattern size, line and space duty ratio, kinds of substrate film, defocus effect during exposure, and resist process conditions related to the variation of the resist thickness and develop time. Critical dimension (CD) deviation caused by the different latent image contrast is also experimentally monitored using two different photoresists. A simulation is performed for the purpose of obtaining the optimum resist thickness to reduce CD difference caused by the variations of resist thickness in the real topography.

  17. Evaluation of the Superior Gluteal Nerve During Proximal Femoral Nailing

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    Mehmet Sonmez

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The superior gluteal nerve may be compromised during hip surgery. We retrospectively evaluated the patients who underwent proximal femoral nailing for unstable trochanteric fractures in order to investigate the presence of superior gluteal nerve injury and its clinical findings. Material and Method: Twenty five patients (14 women, 11 men were included in the study who had femoral nailing between January 2004 and March 2010 at Hamidiye Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital Department of Orthopaedics. Two different types of nails which have similar designs and surgical techniques were used for fracture fixation. Patients who had a history of cerebrovascular disease, electromyography findings of polyneuropathy, or degenerative vertebral disease were excluded from the study. Patients were evaluated clinically and radiologically. Findings related to acute denervation in the gluteus medius muscle and motor unit action potential changes were accepted as signs of superior gluteal nerve injury. Results: Eight patients were using support during walking and three of these patients had positive Trendelenburg sign, but only one patient had acute denervation signs of the superior gluteal nerve. Discussion: Based on the present study the incidence of iatrogenic nerve injury is a rare complication of proximal femoral nailing. Elderly patients, regardless of whether they have nerve injury, may limp and need to use a walking support.

  18. Omeprazole promotes proximal duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion in humans.

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    Mertz-Nielsen, A; Hillingsø, J; Bukhave, K; Rask-Madsen, J

    1996-01-01

    The proton pump inhibitor, omeprazole, surprisingly resulted in higher rates of proximal duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion than previously reported using an H2 receptor antagonist for gastric acid inhibition. Gastroduodenal perfusions were performed in healthy volunteers to evaluate whether this incidental finding is explained by more potent gastric acid inhibition by omeprazole or might be caused by the different mode of drug action. Basal and stimulated gastric and duodenal bicarbonate secretion rates were measured in the same subjects in control experiments (n = 17) and after pretreatment with high dose omeprazole (n = 17) and ranitidine (n = 9), respectively, by use of a technique permitting simultaneous measurements. Concentrations of bicarbonate were measured in the respective effluents by the method of back titration. Both omeprazole and ranitidine completely inhibited gastric acid secretion (pH 6.9 v 6.8; p > 0.05). Omeprazole caused higher rates of basal (mean (SEM)) (597 (48) v 351 (39) mumol/h; p 0.05) duodenal bicarbonate secretion compared with control experiments. Also the combination of omeprazole and ranitidine increased (p = 0.05) duodenal bicarbonate secretion, while ranitidine alone caused no change in either basal or stimulated secretion. In the stomach basal as well as vagally stimulated bicarbonate secretion was independent of the means of acid inhibition. These results show that the proton pump inhibitor, omeprazole, promotes proximal duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion apparently independent of its gastric acid inhibitory effect. The mechanism of action remains speculative.

  19. A positioned +1 nucleosome enhances promoter-proximal pausing.

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    Jimeno-González, Silvia; Ceballos-Chávez, María; Reyes, José C

    2015-03-31

    Chromatin distribution is not uniform along the human genome. In most genes there is a promoter-associated nucleosome free region (NFR) followed by an array of nucleosomes towards the gene body in which the first (+1) nucleosome is strongly positioned. The function of this characteristic chromatin distribution in transcription is not fully understood. Here we show in vivo that the +1 nucleosome plays a role in modulating RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) promoter-proximal pausing. When a +1 nucleosome is strongly positioned, elongating RNAPII has a tendency to stall at the promoter-proximal region, recruits more negative elongation factor (NELF) and produces less mRNA. The nucleosome-induced pause favors pre-mRNA quality control by promoting the addition of the cap to the nascent RNA. Moreover, the uncapped RNAs produced in the absence of a positioned nucleosome are degraded by the 5'-3' exonuclease XRN2. Interestingly, reducing the levels of the chromatin remodeler ISWI factor SNF2H decreases +1 nucleosome positioning and increases RNAPII pause release. This work demonstrates a function for +1 nucleosome in regulation of transcription elongation, pre-mRNA processing and gene expression.

  20. Conservative resection for benign tumors of the proximal pancreas

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    Hai Huang; Xin Dong; Shun-Liang Gao; Yu-Lian Wu

    2009-01-01

    AIM:To evaluate the safety and long-term prognosis of conservative resection (CR) for benign or borderline tumor of the proximal pancreas.METHODS:We retrospectively analyzed 20 patients who underwent CR at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine between April 2000 and October 2008.For pancreaticojejunostomy,a modified invagination method,continuous circular invaginated pancreaticojejunostomy (CCI-PJ) was used.Modified continuous closed lavage (MCCL) was performed for patients with pancreatic fistula.RESULTS:The indications were:serous cystadenomas in eight patients,insulinomas in six,non-functional islet cell tumors in three and solid pseudopapillary tumors in three.Perioperative mortality was zero and morbidity was 25%.Overall,pancreatic fistula was present in 25% of patients.At a mean follow up of 42.7 mo,all patients were alive with no recurrence and no new-onset diabetes mellitus or exocrine dysfunction.CONCLUSION:CR is a safe and effective procedure for patients with benign tumors in the proximal pancreas,with careful CCI-PJ and postoperative MCCL.

  1. He II Proximity Effect and the Lifetime of Quasars

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    Khrykin, I S; McQuinn, M; Worseck, G

    2015-01-01

    The lifetime of quasars is fundamental for understanding the growth of supermassive black holes, and is an important ingredient in models of the reionization of the intergalactic medium. However, despite various attempts to determine quasar lifetimes, current estimates from a variety of methods are uncertain by orders of magnitude. This work combines cosmological hydrodynamical simulations and 1D radiative transfer to investigate the structure and evolution of the He II Ly$\\alpha$ proximity zones around quasars at $z \\simeq 3-4$. We show that the time evolution in the proximity zone can be described by a simple analytical model for the approach of the He II fraction $x_{\\rm HeII}\\left( t \\right)$ to ionization equilibrium, and use this picture to illustrate how the transmission profile depends on the quasar lifetime, quasar UV luminosity, and the ionization state of helium in the ambient IGM (i.e. the average He II fraction, or equivalently the metagalactic He II ionizing background). A significant degeneracy...

  2. Analysis of Spatial Data Structures for Proximity Detection

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    Anupreet Walia; Jochen Teizer

    2008-01-01

    Construction is a dangerous business.According to statistics,in every of the past thirteen years more than 1000 workers died in the USA construction industry.In order to minimize the overall number of these incidents,the research presented in this paper investigates to monitor and analyze the trejectories of construction resources first in a simulated environment and later on the actual job site.Due to the complex nature of the construction environment,three dimensional (3D) positioning data of workers is hardly col-lected.Although technology is available that allows tracking construction assets in real-time,indoors and outdoors,in 3D,at the same time,the continuously changing spatial and temporal arrangement of job sites requires any successfully working data processing system to work in real-time.This research paper focuses is safety on spatial data structures that offer the capability of realigning itself and reporting the distance of the closest neighbor in real-time.This paper presents results to simulations that allow the processing of real-time location data for collision detection and proximity analysis.The presented data structures and perform-ance results to the developed algorithms demonstmte that real-time tracking and proximity detection of re-sources is feasible.

  3. Modulation of hydrophobic interactions by proximally immobilized ions.

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    Ma, C Derek; Wang, Chenxuan; Acevedo-Vélez, Claribel; Gellman, Samuel H; Abbott, Nicholas L

    2015-01-15

    The structure of water near non-polar molecular fragments or surfaces mediates the hydrophobic interactions that underlie a broad range of interfacial, colloidal and biophysical phenomena. Substantial progress over the past decade has improved our understanding of hydrophobic interactions in simple model systems, but most biologically and technologically relevant structures contain non-polar domains in close proximity to polar and charged functional groups. Theories and simulations exploring such nanometre-scale chemical heterogeneity find it can have an important effect, but the influence of this heterogeneity on hydrophobic interactions has not been tested experimentally. Here we report chemical force microscopy measurements on alkyl-functionalized surfaces that reveal a dramatic change in the surfaces' hydrophobic interaction strengths on co-immobilization of amine or guanidine groups. Protonation of amine groups doubles the strength of hydrophobic interactions, and guanidinium groups eliminate measurable hydrophobic interactions in all pH ranges investigated. We see these divergent effects of proximally immobilized cations also in single-molecule measurements on conformationally stable β-peptides with non-polar subunits located one nanometre from either amine- or guanidine-bearing subunits. Our results demonstrate the importance of nanometre-scale chemical heterogeneity, with hydrophobicity not an intrinsic property of any given non-polar domain but strongly modulated by functional groups located as far away as one nanometre. The judicious placing of charged groups near hydrophobic domains thus provides a strategy for tuning hydrophobic driving forces to optimize molecular recognition or self-assembly processes.

  4. Temperature as a proximate factor in orientation behavior

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    Reynolds, W.W.

    1977-05-01

    Temperature serves as a proximate factor (cue, guidepost, sign stimulus, or directive factor) affecting locomotor responses of fishes. Although temperature can also serve as an ultimate ecological factor, as in behavioral thermoregulation, nonthermal factors may in some cases provide the ultimate adaptive or ecological value of a temperature response; some examples are habitat selection, intraspecific size segregation, interspecific niche differentiation, isolating mechanisms, predator avoidance, prey location, escape reactions, and migrations (thermoperiodic, diel, seasonal, spawning). Conversely, nonthermal variables such as light intensity or water depth may act as accessory proximate factors in thermoregulation. In spawning migrations, thermal requirements of eggs and larvae may take precedence over the (often different) preferenda or optima of adults. Although thermal responses of fishes are largely innate and species specific, ontogenetic and other changes can occur. Since temperature can serve as an unconditioned reinforcer in operant conditioning, thermal responses are not limited to simple kineses or taxes. Nonthermal factors such as photoperiod, circadian rhythms, currents, social and biotic interactions, stresses, infections, or chemicals can affect thermal responses, and may account for some lack of conformity between laboratory preferenda and field distributions and behaviors.

  5. Effect of the ascorbic acid treatment on the NADHd-positive myenteric neurons of diabetic rats proximal colon

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    Jacqueline Nelisis Zanoni

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to study the effect of the ascorbic acid on the myenteric neurons of diabetic rats proximal colon. Fifteen rats (90 days old were divided into three groups: control, untreated diabetic and treated diabetic with ascorbic acid (DA. After 120 days of daily treatment with ascorbic acid, the intestinal segments were submitted to the NADH-diaphorase (NADHd histochemistry technique to expose the myenteric neurons. The group DA showed a higher neuronal density (33.4 % when compared to the untreated diabetic animals (p O efeito do ácido ascórbico sobre neurônios mioentéricos do colo proximal de ratos diabéticos foi avaliado. Quinze ratos com 90 dias foram divididos nos grupos: controle, diabéticos e diabéticos tratados com ácido ascórbico (DA. Após 120 dias de tratamento diário com ácido ascórbico os segmentos intestinais foram submetidos à técnica histoquímica NADH-diaforase (NADHd. A densidade neuronal, em uma área de 14,11 mm² para cada segmento, e o perfil do corpo celular de neurônios (500 neurônios/grupo foram avaliados. O grupo DA apresentou maior densidade neuronal (33.4 % em relação aos animais diabéticos (p < 0.05. Da mesma forma, a área do corpo celular dos neurônios foi significativamente maior no grupo DA (17.3 % quando comparado com o grupo diabético (p < 0.05. Concluímos que o acido ascórbico apresentou um efeito neuroprotetor sobre os neurônios mioentéricos NADHd do colo proximal de ratos diabéticos.

  6. RELATO DE CASO: DISSECÇÃO AÓRTICA PROXIMAL EM AVESTRUZ (Struthio cameluS

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    REIS, M. A.

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available A female ostrich died suddenly was submitted to the autopsy and the gross lesions observedwere hematoma in the pericardiac cavity, concentrical hypertrophy of the left ventricle, dissecting aortic aneurysmof thoracic segment and pulmonary hemorrhage. After histopathologic studies and hepatic cooper concentration,we had consider arterial hypertension as the major factor of risk to the aortic dissection.Um avestruz fêmea, vítima de morte súbita, foi submetido à necropsia em que foram observados,macroscopicamente, hematoma na cavidade pericárdica, hipertrofia concêntrica do ventrículo esquerdo, hematomaintramural dissecante da aorta proximal e hemorragia pulmonar. Após estudos histopatológicos e dosagem daconcentração do cobre hepático, considerou-se a hipertensão arterial como principal fator de risco para a dissecçãoaórtica.

  7. Tiempo para un cambio

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    Woltjer, L.

    1987-06-01

    En la reunion celebrada en diciembre dei ano pasado informe al Consejo de mi deseo de terminar mi contrato como Director General de la ESO una vez que fuera aprobado el proyecto dei VLT, que se espera sucedera hacia fines de este aAo. Cuando fue renovada mi designacion hace tres aAos, el Consejo conocia mi intencion de no completar los cinco aAos dei contrato debido a mi deseo de disponer de mas tiempo para otras actividades. Ahora, una vez terminada la fase preparatoria para el VLT, Y habiendose presentado el proyecto formalmente al Consejo el dia 31 de marzo, y esperando su muy probable aprobacion antes dei termino de este ano, me parece que el 10 de enero de 1988 presenta una excelente fecha para que se produzca un cambio en la administracion de la ESO.

  8. Instalaciones para hotel rural

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    Roig Riera, José Antonio

    2015-01-01

    El presente proyecto cuenta con la información necesaria para el desarrollo de las instalaciones de un hotel rural. Dichas instalaciones son; la eléctrica, la de agua caliente sanitaria, las telecomunicaciones y la climatización. En el apartado de la instalación eléctrica, se han calculado todos los cables necesarios para el correcto funcionamiento del hotel, partiendo de las potencias demandadas en cada punto de consumo. Se ha calculado la línea general de alimentación, acomet...

  9. Instrucciones para autores

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    Juan Carreño Cardozo

    2015-01-01

    Instrucciones para autoresNota preliminar: ¡Es de suma importancia que antesde enviar cualquier documento a la Revista GeologíaColombiana, lea y cumpla cuidadosamente cada uno delos subíndices de las Normas para autores!A partir del Volumen 35 (2010) recibimos artículosprincipalmente a través del sistema digital enhttp://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/geocol/index.Si quiere enviar un artículo, por favor regístrese comoAutor en el menú INGRESAR (aquí pueden registrarsetambién evaluadores u...

  10. Instrucciones para autores

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    Cramer, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Instrucciones para autoresNota preliminar: ¡Es de suma importancia que antesde enviar cualquier documento a la Revista GeologíaColombiana, lea y cumpla cuidadosamente cada uno delos subíndices de las Normas para autores!A partir del Volumen 35 (2010) recibimos artículosprincipalmente a través del sistema digital enhttp://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/geocol/index.Si quiere enviar un artículo, por favor regístrese comoAutor en el menú INGRESAR (aquí pueden registrarsetambién evaluadores u...

  11. Sexual segregation in vertebrates: proximate and ultimate causes.

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    Ruckstuhl, K E

    2007-08-01

    Sexual segregation is very common in vertebrates that live in groups. In this article, I will review proximate and ultimate causes of sexual segregation in social species and in particular in ungulates in which the bulk of research on the topic has been carried out. In most social ungulate species, males and females live in separate groups outside the breeding season, sometimes using different home ranges and types of habitat. In most of these species, males are larger than females. Dimorphism in body size can lead to sexual differences in ecology and behavior making it difficult for the two sexes to stay in the same group. It is important for our better understanding of the evolution of sociality, sexual dimorphism and different mating systems to determine why sexual segregation is so widespread not only in ungulates but also in other vertebrates. In this article, I discuss the ecology of the two sexes by reviewing proximate and ultimate causes of sexual segregation. To do this, I compare a range of studies of ruminants and include explanations for social segregation as well as for habitat segregation by gender. This leads into a review and updates current knowledge of the phenomenon. Although I present a number of different hypotheses, I focus in particular on predation risk, forage selection and activity budget and discuss the social-factors hypothesis. I stress that the key in solving the enigma of sexual segregation lies in clearly separating hypotheses that try to explain social segregation and habitat segregation, as well as in including experiments or model systems. To that end, I present a preliminary study on a test of the activity-budget hypothesis in three-spine sticklebacks and explain why I believe that shoaling fish are useful for analysing the underlying processes and mechanisms that lead to sexual segregation in animals. Lastly, I argue that it is unlikely that a single factor can explain social segregation or habitat segregation but that a model

  12. The Proximate Unit in Chinese Handwritten Character Production

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    Jenn-Yeu eChen

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available In spoken word production, a proximate unit is the first phonological unit at the sublexical level that is selectable for production (O’Seaghdha, Chen, & Chen, 2010. The present study investigated whether the proximate unit in Chinese handwritten word production is the stroke, the radical, or something in between. A written version of the form preparation task was adopted. Chinese participants learned sets of two-character words, later were cued with the first character of each word, and had to write down the second character (the target. Response times were measured from the onset of a cue character to the onset of a written response. In Experiment 1, the target characters within a block shared (homogeneous or did not share (heterogeneous the first stroke. In Experiment 2, the first two strokes were shared in the homogeneous blocks. Response times in the homogeneous blocks and in the heterogeneous blocks were comparable in both experiments (Exp. 1: 687 ms vs. 684 ms, Exp. 2: 717 vs. 716. In Experiment 3 and 4, the target characters within a block shared or did not share the first radical. Response times in the homogeneous blocks were significantly faster than those in the heterogeneous blocks (Exp. 3: 685 vs. 704, Exp. 4: 594 vs. 650. In Experiment 5 and 6, the shared component was a Gestalt-like form that is more than a stroke, constitutes a portion of the target character, can be a stand-alone character itself, can be a radical of another character but is not a radical of the target character (e.g., 士in聲, 鼓, 穀, 款; called a logographeme. Response times in the homogeneous blocks were significantly faster than those in the heterogeneous blocks (Exp. 5: 576 vs. 625, Exp. 6: 586 vs. 620. These results suggest a model of Chinese handwritten character production in which the stroke is not a functional unit, the radical plays the role of a morpheme, and the logographeme is the proximate unit.

  13. Childhood leukemia and residential proximity to industrial and urban sites

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    García-Pérez, Javier, E-mail: jgarcia@isciii.es [Cancer and Environmental Epidemiology Unit, National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid (Spain); CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP) (Spain); López-Abente, Gonzalo, E-mail: glabente@isciii.es [Cancer and Environmental Epidemiology Unit, National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid (Spain); CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP) (Spain); Gómez-Barroso, Diana, E-mail: dgomez@externos.isciii.es [CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP) (Spain); National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid (Spain); Morales-Piga, Antonio, E-mail: amorales@isciii.es [Rare Disease Research Institute (IIER), Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid (Spain); Consortium for Biomedical Research in Rare Diseases (CIBERER), Madrid (Spain); Pardo Romaguera, Elena, E-mail: elena.pardo@uv.es [Spanish Registry of Childhood Tumors (RETI-SEHOP), University of Valencia, Valencia (Spain); Tamayo, Ibon, E-mail: ibontama@gmail.com [Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, BIODonostia Research Institute, Department of Health of the Regional Government of the Basque Country, Donostia (Spain); Fernández-Navarro, Pablo, E-mail: pfernandezn@isciii.es [Cancer and Environmental Epidemiology Unit, National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid (Spain); CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP) (Spain); and others

    2015-07-15

    Background: Few risk factors for the childhood leukemia are well established. While a small fraction of cases of childhood leukemia might be partially attributable to some diseases or ionizing radiation exposure, the role of industrial and urban pollution also needs to be assessed. Objectives: To ascertain the possible effect of residential proximity to both industrial and urban areas on childhood leukemia, taking into account industrial groups and toxic substances released. Methods: We conducted a population-based case–control study of childhood leukemia in Spain, covering 638 incident cases gathered from the Spanish Registry of Childhood Tumors and for those Autonomous Regions with 100% coverage (period 1990-2011), and 13,188 controls, individually matched by year of birth, sex, and autonomous region of residence. Distances were computed from the respective subject’s residences to the 1068 industries and the 157 urban areas with ≥10,000 inhabitants, located in the study area. Using logistic regression, odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) for categories of distance to industrial and urban pollution sources were calculated, with adjustment for matching variables. Results: Excess risk of childhood leukemia was observed for children living near (≤2.5 km) industries (OR=1.31; 95%CI=1.03–1.67) – particularly glass and mineral fibers (OR=2.42; 95%CI=1.49–3.92), surface treatment using organic solvents (OR=1.87; 95%CI=1.24–2.83), galvanization (OR=1.86; 95%CI=1.07–3.21), production and processing of metals (OR=1.69; 95%CI=1.22–2.34), and surface treatment of metals (OR=1.62; 95%CI=1.22–2.15) – , and urban areas (OR=1.36; 95%CI=1.02–1.80). Conclusions: Our study furnishes some evidence that living in the proximity of industrial and urban sites may be a risk factor for childhood leukemia. - Highlights: • We studied proximity to both industrial and urban sites on childhood leukemia. • We conducted a case–control study in

  14. Seromiotomia anterior e posterior da pequena curvatura versus vagotomia gastrica proximal; estudo comparativo da secreçõa acida basal e estimulada em cães

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    Carlos Augusto de Oliveira Cavalcanti

    1999-01-01

    Resumo: Tem sido atribuída à vagotomia gástrica proximal (VGP), incidência variavelmente elevada de recidiva ulcerosa, necrose da pequena curvatura e alteração da fisiologia da transição esofagogástrica. A seromiotomia anterior da pequena curvatura gástrica com vagotomia troncular posterior (SMA+VTP), foi proposta há mais de uma década como alternativa à VGP para o tratamento da úlcera duodenal. Posteriormente, assim como na VGP, também foram atribuídas a essa cirurgia alterações na fisiologi...

  15. Tratamiento de fracturas de húmero proximal en hueso osteoporótico mediante fijación con sistema de aumentación

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    López Trabucco, Roxana; Gómez Barbero, Patricia; Montaner Alonso, Daniel; Pérez Correa, J.I.; Novoa, C.; Rodrigo Pérez, José Luís

    2016-01-01

    Introducción. Para el tratamiento de fracturas de húmero proximal en pacientes osteoporóticos, se han desarrollado fijaciones con aumentación que mejoran la estabilidad del implante. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar los resultados obtenidos con la técnica empleada. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo de 7 pacientes con fracturas en 3-4 fragmentos intervenidos mediante placa Philos (Synthes)® de aumentación. Seguimiento medio de 12 meses. Resultados. La pun...

  16. Missed posterior shoulder dislocation with malunited proximal humerus fracture

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    Kumar Sunil

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Posterior dislocation of the shoulder may be missed or neglected at initial presentation especially in developing countries. We present a case of 40-year-old In- dian man who had 3-month missed posterior dislocation of the right shoulder along with malunited fracture of the ana- tomical neck of the humerus. Open reduction and stabiliza- tion with modified McLaughlin procedure was performed. Rotational osteotomy of proximal humerus had to be per- formed as supplementary procedure to keep the humeral head stable in glenoid cavity during functional range of movements. The patient had excellent result of the shoulder at 3 years follow-up. Key words: Shoulder dislocation; Humerus; Osteotomy

  17. Indications for computed tomography (CT-) diagnostics in proximal humeral fractures

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    Bahrs, Christian; Rolauffs, Bernd; Südkamp, Norbert P;

    2009-01-01

    diagnostics depending on the fractured parts. METHODS: In a prospective diagnostic study in two level 1 trauma centers, 44 patients with proximal humeral fractures were diagnosed with conventional X-rays (22 AP + axillary views, 22 AP + scapular Y-views) and CT (multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) and maximum...... diagnostic methods was assessed according to the number of fractured parts (Bonferroni-Holm adjustment). RESULTS: There was significantly more overlap of the fractured region on the scapular Y-views (mean 71.5%, range 45-90%) than on axillary views (mean 56.2%, range 10.5-100%). CT-diagnostics allowed...... a significantly better assessment of the relevant structures than conventional diagnostics (p diagnostics of the fracture...

  18. Relative Entropy and Proximity of Quantum Field Theories

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    Balasubramanian, Vijay; Maloney, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    We study the question of how reliably one can distinguish two quantum field theories (QFTs). Each QFT defines a probability distribution on the space of fields. The relative entropy provides a notion of proximity between these distributions and quantifies the number of measurements required to distinguish between them. In the case of nearby conformal field theories, this reduces to the Zamolodchikov metric on the space of couplings. Our formulation quantifies the information lost under renormalization group flow from the UV to the IR and leads us to a quantification of fine-tuning. This formalism also leads us to a criterion for distinguishability of low energy effective field theories generated by the string theory landscape.

  19. Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Clinical Aspects of Assessment and Management.

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    Goom, Thomas S H; Malliaras, Peter; Reiman, Michael P; Purdam, Craig R

    2016-06-01

    Synopsis Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) typically manifests as deep buttock pain at the hamstring common origin. Both athletic and nonathletic populations are affected by PHT. Pain and dysfunction are often long-standing and limit sporting and daily functions. There is limited evidence regarding diagnosis, assessment, and management; for example, there are no randomized controlled trials investigating rehabilitation of PHT. Some of the principles of management established in, for example, Achilles and patellar tendinopathy would appear to apply to PHT but are not as well documented. This narrative review and commentary will highlight clinical aspects of assessment and management of PHT, drawing on the available evidence and current principles of managing painful tendinopathy. The management outline presented aims to guide clinicians as well as future research. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(6):483-493. Epub 15 Apr 2016. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.5986.

  20. Factors affecting minority population proximity to hazardous facilities

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    Nieves, L.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Nieves, A.L. [Wheaton Coll., IL (United States)]|[Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1995-04-01

    Disproportionate exposure of minority groups to environmental hazards has been attributed to ``environmental racism`` by some authors, without systematic investigation of the factors underlying this exposure pattern. This study examines regional differences in the proximity of African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and non-Hispanic Whites to a broad range of facility types and explores the effects of urban and income factors. A statistically significant inverse relationship is found between the percentage of non-Hispanic Whites and virtually all facility categories in all regions. Except for Hispanics in the South, all such associations for minority groups show a direct relationship, though some are nonsignificant. The geographic concentration of facilities is more closely tied to urbanization than to economic factors. Controlling for both urban and economic factors, minority population concentration is still a significant explanatory variable for some facility types in some regions. This finding is most consistent for African-Americans.

  1. Relative entropy and proximity of quantum field theories

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    Balasubramanian, Vijay [David Rittenhouse Laboratories, University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia (United States); CUNY Graduate Center, Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences,New York (United States); Theoretische Natuurkunde, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and International Solvay Institutes,Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium); Heckman, Jonathan J. [Department of Physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,Chapel Hill (United States); Maloney, Alexander [Department of Physics, McGill University,Montreal (Canada)

    2015-05-20

    We study the question of how reliably one can distinguish two quantum field theories (QFTs). Each QFT defines a probability distribution on the space of fields. The relative entropy provides a notion of proximity between these distributions and quantifies the number of measurements required to distinguish between them. In the case of nearby conformal field theories, this reduces to the Zamolodchikov metric on the space of couplings. Our formulation quantifies the information lost under renormalization group flow from the UV to the IR and leads us to a quantification of fine-tuning. This formalism also leads us to a criterion for distinguishability of low energy effective field theories generated by the string theory landscape.

  2. An efficient dose-compensation method for proximity effect correction

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    Wang Ying; Han Weihua; Yang Xiang; Zhang Yang; Yang Fuhua [Research Center of Semiconductor Integrated Technology, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhang Renping, E-mail: wangying@semi.ac.c [State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2010-08-15

    A novel simple dose-compensation method is developed for proximity effect correction in electron-beam lithography. The sizes of exposed patterns depend on dose factors while other exposure parameters (including accelerate voltage, resist thickness, exposing step size, substrate material, and so on) remain constant. This method is based on two reasonable assumptions in the evaluation of the compensated dose factor: one is that the relation between dose factors and circle-diameters is linear in the range under consideration; the other is that the compensated dose factor is only affected by the nearest neighbors for simplicity. Four-layer-hexagon photonic crystal structures were fabricated as test patterns to demonstrate this method. Compared to the uncorrected structures, the homogeneity of the corrected hole-size in photonic crystal structures was clearly improved. (semiconductor technology)

  3. Computer vision for dual spacecraft proximity operations -- A feasibility study

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    Stich, Melanie Katherine

    A computer vision-based navigation feasibility study consisting of two navigation algorithms is presented to determine whether computer vision can be used to safely navigate a small semi-autonomous inspection satellite in proximity to the International Space Station. Using stereoscopic image-sensors and computer vision, the relative attitude determination and the relative distance determination algorithms estimate the inspection satellite's relative position in relation to its host spacecraft. An algorithm needed to calibrate the stereo camera system is presented, and this calibration method is discussed. These relative navigation algorithms are tested in NASA Johnson Space Center's simulation software, Engineering Dynamic On-board Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Graphics for Exploration (EDGE), using a rendered model of the International Space Station to serve as the host spacecraft. Both vision-based algorithms proved to attain successful results, and the recommended future work is discussed.

  4. Postpartum osteoporosis associated with proximal tibial stress fracture

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    Clemetson, I.A.; Anderson, S.E. [Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, 3010, Bern (Switzerland); Popp, A.; Lippuner, K. [Department of Osteology, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, 3010, Bern (Switzerland); Ballmer, F. [Knee and Sports Medicine Unit, Lindenhofspital Bern, 3012, Bern (Switzerland)

    2004-02-01

    A 33-year-old woman presented with acute nonspecific knee pain, 6 months postpartum. MR imaging, computed tomography and radiography were performed and a proximal tibia plateau insufficiency fracture was detected. Bone densitometry demonstrated mild postpartum osteoporosis. To our knowledge these findings have not been described in this location and in this clinical setting. The etiology of the atraumatic fracture of the tibia is presumed to be due to a low bone mineral density. The bone loss was probably due to pregnancy, lactation and postpartum hormonal changes. There were no other inciting causes and the patient was normocalcemic. We discuss the presence of a postpartum stress fracture in a hitherto undescribed site in a patient who had lactated following an uncomplicated pregnancy and had no other identifiable cause for a stress fracture. (orig.)

  5. Proximal Tubule Cell Hypothesis for Cardiorenal Syndrome in Diabetes

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    Akihiko Saito

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD is remarkably high among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD, even in the early microalbuminuric stages with normal glomerular filtration rates. Proximal tubule cells (PTCs mediate metabolism and urinary excretion of vasculotoxic substances via apical and basolateral receptors and transporters. These cells also retrieve vasculoprotective substances from circulation or synthesize them for release into the circulation. PTCs are also involved in the uptake of sodium and phosphate, which are critical for hemodynamic regulation and maintaining the mineral balance, respectively. Dysregulation of PTC functions in CKD is likely to be associated with the development of CVD and is linked to the progression to end-stage renal disease. In particular, PTC dysfunction occurs early in diabetic nephropathy, a leading cause of CKD. It is therefore important to elucidate the mechanisms of PTC dysfunction to develop therapeutic strategies for treating cardiorenal syndrome in diabetes.

  6. Microsatellite instability in cancer of the proximal colon

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    Thibodeau, S.N.; Bren, G.; Schaid, D. (Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN (United States))

    1993-05-07

    Colorectal tumor DNA was examined for somatic instability at (CA)[sub n] repeats on human chromosomes 5q, 15q, 17p, and 18q. Differences between tumor and normal DNA were detected in 25 of the 90 (28 percent) tumors examined. This instability appeared as either a substantial change in repeat length (often heterogeneous in nature) or a minor change (typically two base pairs). Microsatellite instability was significantly correlated with the tumor's location in the proximal colon (P = 0.003), with increased patient survival (P = 0.02), and, inversely, with loss of heterozygosity for chromosomes 5q, 17p, and 18q. These data suggest that some colorectal cancers may arise through a mechanism that does not necessarily involve loss of heterozygosity. 23 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. Cushing proximal symphalangism and the NOG and GDF5 genes

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    Plett, Sara K. [Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY (United States); Berdon, Walter E.; Oklu, Rahmi [Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Radiology, New York, NY (United States); Cowles, Robert A. [Morgan Stanley Children' s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, New York, NY (United States); Campbell, John B. [Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Department of Radiology, Orlando, FL (United States)

    2008-02-15

    Proximal symphalangism (SYM1) is an autosomal-dominant developmental disorder of joint fusion. This disorder is best known from famous historical descriptions of two large kindred: Cushing's description in 1916 of the ''straight-fingered'' Brown family of Virginia and Drinkwater's description in 1917 of the British Talbot family of noble blood, descended from the English war hero John Talbot, the first Earl of Shrewsbury (1388-1453). Recent genetic studies link this phenotype to expression of abnormal genes at future joint sites: too little expression of NOG, a growth antagonist, or overexpression of GDF5, a growth agonist, results in cartilage overgrowth and bony fusion. This review unites in depth the first historical accounts of SYM1 with a clinical description and reviews the current understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying what is likely the oldest dominant trait ever studied. (orig.)

  8. Determination of muscle effort at the proximal femur rotation osteotomy

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    Sachenkov, O.; Hasanov, R.; Andreev, P.; Konoplev, Yu

    2016-11-01

    The paper formulates the problem of biomechanics of a new method for treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Numerical calculations of the rotational flexion osteotomy have been carried out for a constructed mathematical model of the hip joint, taking into account the main set of muscles. The work presents the results of the calculations and their analysis. The results have been compared with the clinical data. The calculations of the reactive forces arising in the acetabulum and the proximal part of the femur allowed us to reveal that this reactive force changes both in value and direction. These data may be useful for assessing the stiffness of an external fixation device used in orthopedic intervention and for evaluating the compression in the joint.

  9. Persistence and periodicity in a dynamic proximity network

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    Clauset, Aaron

    2012-01-01

    The topology of social networks can be understood as being inherently dynamic, with edges having a distinct position in time. Most characterizations of dynamic networks discretize time by converting temporal information into a sequence of network "snapshots" for further analysis. Here we study a highly resolved data set of a dynamic proximity network of 66 individuals. We show that the topology of this network evolves over a very broad distribution of time scales, that its behavior is characterized by strong periodicities driven by external calendar cycles, and that the conversion of inherently continuous-time data into a sequence of snapshots can produce highly biased estimates of network structure. We suggest that dynamic social networks exhibit a natural time scale \\Delta_{nat}, and that the best conversion of such dynamic data to a discrete sequence of networks is done at this natural rate.

  10. Reversible effects of acute hypertension on proximal tubule sodium transporters

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    Zhang, Y; Magyar, C E; Norian, J M

    1998-01-01

    Acute hypertension provokes a rapid decrease in proximal tubule sodium reabsorption with a decrease in basolateral membrane sodium-potassium-ATPase activity and an increase in the density of membranes containing apical membrane sodium/hydrogen exchangers (NHE3) [Y. Zhang, A. K. Mircheff, C. B....... Renal cortex lysate was fractionated on sorbitol gradients. Basolateral membrane sodium-potassium-ATPase activity (but not subunit immunoreactivity) decreased one-third to one-half after BP was elevated and recovered after BP was normalized. After BP was elevated, 55% of the apical NHE3 immunoreactivity......, smaller fractions of sodium-phosphate cotransporter immunoreactivity, and apical alkaline phosphatase and dipeptidyl-peptidase redistributed to membranes of higher density enriched in markers of the intermicrovillar cleft (megalin) and endosomes (Rab 4 and Rab 5), whereas density distributions...

  11. Chemical gas analyzers for proximate analysis of mine atmosphere

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    Pochenkova, T.K.; Klassovskaya, N.A.; Zlenko, A.G.; Gus' kova, A.N. (Vsesoyuznyi Nauchno-Issledovatel' skii Institut Gornogo Dela, Donetsk (Ukraine))

    1992-09-01

    Describes a series of chemical gas analyzers developed by the VNIIGD institute for proximate analysis of mine atmosphere in coal mines. The new GKh-4, GKh-5, GKh-6, GKh CO-5 use detector tubes for carbon monoxide and dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen sulfide. These devices allow miners to determine gas concentrations in the mine atmosphere in less than 4 minutes with an accuracy of +/-25%. The series is now complemented by the GKh-M CH[sub 2]O-0.004 gas analyzer for measuring formaldehyde content in mine air during mine rescue operations conducted with the use of carbamide-formaldehyde resins. Key technical data on the gas analyzers are given.

  12. Proximity Induced Superconducting Properties in One and Two Dimensional Semiconductors

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    Kjærgaard, Morten

    that a superconducting 1D nanowire can harbor Majorana bound states in the absence of spin–orbit coupling. We fabricate and measure micrometer–sized mesoscopic devices demonstrating the inheritance of superconducting properties in the 2D electron gas. By placing a quantum point contact proximal to the interface between...... the 2D electron gas and the aluminum, we are able to demonstrate quantization of conductance in units of 4e2/h indicative of perfect Andreev reflection at the interface. We show that the quantum point contact can be operated as a tunnel probe to locally measure the density of states in the electron gas...... with a superconducting pairing potential, Majorana bound states can exist in the absence of spin–orbit coupling. Our proposal dispenses with spin–orbit coupling at the expense of a locally varying magnetic field. The presence of the topological state is demonstrated analytically by mapping our model onto...

  13. ANN BASED ONLINE ESTIMATION OF VOLTAGE COLLAPSE PROXIMITY INDICATOR

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    G. Balamurugan

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Voltage stability has recently become a challenging issue in many power systems. There are different methods used to study the voltage collapse phenomenon but most of them take significant computation time and are not suitable for on-line applications. Fast voltage stability assessment tools are required in order to ensure the secureoperation of the present day power systems, as voltage collapse can occur quite abruptly in systems. Therefore a new ANN based on-line approach that requires minimum input for estimation of voltage collapse proximity indicator for each critical bus under normal and contingent conditions is developed in this paper. Test results onIEEE-14 bus system are presented to show its computational accuracy.

  14. Proximity Induced Superconducting Properties in One and Two Dimensional Semiconductors

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    Kjærgaard, Morten

    a voltage is passed through the Josephson junction, we observe multiple Andreev reflections and preliminary results point to a highly transmissive interface between the 2D electron gas and the superconductor. In the theoretical section we demonstrate analytically and numerically, that in a 1D nanowire......This report is concerned with the properties of one and two dimensional semiconducting materials when brought into contact with a superconductor. Experimentally we study the 2D electron gas in an InGaAs/InAs heterostructure with aluminum grown in situ on the surface, and theoretically we show...... that a superconducting 1D nanowire can harbor Majorana bound states in the absence of spin–orbit coupling. We fabricate and measure micrometer–sized mesoscopic devices demonstrating the inheritance of superconducting properties in the 2D electron gas. By placing a quantum point contact proximal to the interface between...

  15. Proximity fingerprint of s{plus_minus} superconductivity.

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    Koshelev, A. E.; Stanev, V. (Materials Science Division)

    2011-01-01

    We suggest a straightforward and unambiguous test to identify possible opposite signs of the superconducting order parameter in different bands proposed for iron-based superconductors (s{sub {+-}}-state). We consider the proximity effect in a weakly coupled sandwich composed of a s{sub {+-}}-superconductor and a thin layer of the s-wave superconductor. In such system the s-wave order parameter is coupled differently with different s{sub {+-}}-gaps and it typically aligns with one of these gaps. This forces the other s{sub {+-}}-gap to be anti-aligned with the s-wave gap. In such situation the aligned band induces a peak in the s-wave density of states (DoS), while the anti-aligned band induces a dip. Observation of such contact-induced negative feature in the s-wave DoS would provide a definite proof for s{sub {+-}}-superconductivity.

  16. Photoresponse experiments on NbN proximized nanostructures

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    Pepe, G P; Parlato, L; Pagliarulo, V; Marrocco, N; De Lisio, C; Peluso, G; Barone, A [CNR-INFM Coherentia and University of Naples Federico II, Napoli (Italy); Taino, T; Myoren, H [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Saitama (Japan); Casaburi, A; Ejrnaes, M; Cristiano, R, E-mail: gpepe@na.infn.i [CNR - Institute of Cybernetics E. Caianiello, Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy)

    2010-06-01

    Among superconducting materials used in developing high performance nanowire detectors, NbN demonstrated to have unique characteristics in terms of fast response time, quantum efficiency and photon-number resolving capability. We investigated the role of proximity effect on superconducting NbN thin films covered by a weak ferromagnetic NiCu thin layer. Hetero-structures NbN/NiCu have been deposited by DC magnetron sputtering on MgO substrates without any heating. Characterization in terms of morphological, transport, and ultra-fast optical properties has been done. Superconducting nanowires with meander-type geometries (48 micron lengths and <500 nm widths) have been designed and fabricated. Preliminary results concerning their photoresponse to 1550nm laser irradiation are presented.

  17. Optical proximity correction using a multilayer perceptron neural network

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    Luo, Rui

    2013-07-01

    Optical proximity correction (OPC) is one of the resolution enhancement techniques (RETs) in optical lithography, where the mask pattern is modified to improve the output pattern fidelity. Algorithms are needed to generate the modified mask pattern automatically and efficiently. In this paper, a multilayer perceptron (MLP) neural network (NN) is used to synthesize the mask pattern. We employ the pixel-based approach in this work. The MLP takes the pixel values of the desired output wafer pattern as input, and outputs the optimal mask pixel values. The MLP is trained with the backpropagation algorithm, with a training set retrieved from the desired output pattern, and the optimal mask pattern obtained by the model-based method. After training, the MLP is able to generate the optimal mask pattern non-iteratively with good pattern fidelity.

  18. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in acute fractures of the proximal humerus

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    Brorson, Stig; Rasmussen, Jeppe; Olsen, Bo Sanderhoff

    2013-01-01

    control group of HA. The median constant score was 58 (range 44-68) which is comparable to previous reviews of HA in 4-part fractures. Complications included dislocation, infection, hematoma, instability, neurological injury, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, intraoperative fractures, periprosthetic fractures......The indications for surgical intervention in complex fractures of the proximal humerus are disputed. In elderly patients with poor bone stock it may be impossible to obtain satisfactory fixation of the tuberosities to a hemiarthroplasty (HA). In such cases primary insertion of a reverse shoulder...... arthroplasty (RSA) has been suggested. We aimed to review clinical studies reporting benefits and harms of RSA in acute fractures. A systematic review. We included 18 studies containing 430 RSA in acute fractures. We found no randomized clinical trials. Four studies compared outcome after RSA with a historical...

  19. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for chronic proximal plantar fasciitis.

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    Strash, Walter W; Perez, Richard R

    2002-10-01

    Although much enthusiasm surrounds applying extracorporeal shock wave therapy for various musculoskeletal conditions, its effects are not well understood and warrant continued study. Certain body tissues or organs may be damaged either acutely or chronically by ESWT; however, it is unequivocal that lung tissue may be damaged. It is theorized that neovascularization is responsible for improvement in symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Neovascularization is the direct effect of macrophage stimulation through cytokines. ESWT has effects at the cellular level--does it interfere with metabolic activity or enhance it? The noninvasive nature and minimal complications of appropriately applied ESWT are its primary advantages. Symptoms may continue to improve for three weeks to six months after treatment; the effects of shock wave therapy seem to be time dependent. ESWT is an effective form of treatment for proximal insertional plantar fasciitis after exhaustive, conservative forms of treatment have failed.

  20. Semiclassical approximation to neutron star superfluidity corrected for proximity effects.

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    Barranco, F.; Broglia, R. A.; Esbensen, H.; Vigezzi, E.; Physics; Univ. of Seville; Univ. of Milan and INFN; Univ. of Copenhagen

    1998-08-01

    The inner crust of a neutron star is a superfluid and inhomogeneous system, consisting of a lattice of nuclei immersed in a sea of neutrons. We perform a quantum calculation of the associated pairing gap and compare it to the results one obtains in the local density approximation (LDA). It is found that the LDA overestimates the spatial dependence of the gap, and leads to a specific heat of the system which is too large at low temperatures, as compared with the quantal result. This is caused by the neglect of proximity effects and the delocalized character of the single-particle wave functions close to the Fermi energy. It is possible to introduce an alternative, simple semiclassical approximation of the pairing gap which leads to a specific heat that is in good agreement with the quantum calculation.