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  1. Adhesive plasters

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    Holcombe, Jr., Cressie E.; Swain, Ronald L.; Banker, John G.; Edwards, Charlene C.

    1978-01-01

    Adhesive plaster compositions are provided by treating particles of Y.sub.2 O.sub.3, Eu.sub.2 O.sub.3, Gd.sub.2 O.sub.3 or Nd.sub.2 O.sub.3 with dilute acid solutions. The resulting compositions have been found to spontaneously harden into rigid reticulated masses resembling plaster of Paris. Upon heating, the hardened material is decomposed into the oxide, yet retains the reticulated rigid structure.

  2. Effects of topical diclofenac plus heparin (DHEP+H plaster) on somatic pain sensitivity in healthy subjects with a latent algogenic condition of the lower limb.

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    Affaitati, Giannapia; Fabrizio, Alessandra; Frangione, Valeria; Lanzarotti, Arturo; Lopopolo, Mariangela; Tafuri, Emmanuele; Lapenna, Domenico; Giamberardino, Maria Adele; Costantini, Raffaele

    2015-01-01

    To evaluate whether a diclofenac epolamine + heparin topical (plaster) is more effective than diclofenac plaster alone in reducing deep somatic hyperalgesia in subjects without spontaneous pain and whether the effect is linked to or independent of the anti-edematous action of heparin. Prospective, double-blind, randomized and controlled, four-arm parallel design trial. One hundred and four patients (84 women, 20 men, mean age 42.2 ± 13.3 years), with deep somatic hyperalgesia in one thigh, randomly assigned to one of 4 groups of 26 each. Each group underwent one of the following plaster treatments on one thigh: diclofenac+heparin; diclofenac; heparin; placebo, for 7 days, renewing the plaster every 24 hours. Before treatment (day 1), at day 4 and day 8, assessment of (a) pressure and electrical pain thresholds of vastus lateralis and overlying subcutis and skin; and (b) structure/thickness of subcutis and muscle with ultrasounds at the same level. During treatment, in placebo and heparin, no significant threshold changes, except subcutis thresholds which increased slightly (P < 0.02); in diclofenac and diclofenac+heparin, significant increase in all thresholds (0.0001 < P < 0.04). Electrical muscle pain thresholds increased significantly more in diclofenac+heparin than in diclofenac, heparin, and placebo (0.0001 < P < 0.04). In all groups: no edema and thickness changes at ultrasounds in muscle and subcutis. Topical diclofenac+heparin is significantly more effective than diclofenac alone in reducing muscle hyperalgesia in subjects without spontaneous pain, independently of the anti-edematous action of heparin. The results provide a rationale for the use of diclofenac+heparin also in algogenic conditions without evident signs of injury/edema/hematoma. © 2014 World Institute of Pain.

  3. Plaster core washout tool

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    Heisman, R. M.; Keir, A. R.; Teramura, K.

    1977-01-01

    Tool powered by pressurized water or air removes water soluble plaster lining from Kevlar/epoxy duct. Rotating plastic cutterhead with sealed end fitting connects flexible shaft that allows tool to be used with curved ducts.

  4. Influence of the errors in an infrared camera on the estimation of thermal conductivity and thermal capacity of a gypsum plaster sample

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    Santana Magnani, Fábio; Nunes Tavares da Silva, Renata

    2013-03-01

    The present work studies how the errors of infrared cameras propagate during the estimation of thermophysical parameters. The errors in the camera were determined experimentally, and varied with both position and temperature. The thermal conductivity and thermal capacity were estimated by comparing the experimental and computational temperature evolution as a gypsum plaster sample was left to cool naturally in the air. For each study, one of the parameters was varied until the simulated temperature curve was adjusted to the experimental curve using the Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm. We concluded that for the thermal capacity, there is a strong correlation between the error in the camera and the error of the parameter, which was not so clear in the case of the thermal conductivity. Another important conclusion is that the variation of the thermal conductivity presents a better adjustment of the curves even though the error in the estimated parameter was higher, indicating that reasonable results in the minimization process do not necessarily assure a good estimation. As a final conclusion, we stress the importance of using calibrated cameras, since in the extreme cases a mean deviation of 1.46 °C in the camera represented an error of 15% on the thermal capacity and a mean deviation of 0.81 °C in the camera represented an error of 25% on the thermal conductivity.

  5. Plaster-Wrap Dragons

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    Vance, Shelly

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author describes how her students constructed a three-dimensional sculpture of a dragon using plaster wrap and other materials. The dragons were formed from modest means--using only a toilet-paper tube, newsprint, tape and wire.

  6. Plaster-Wrap Dragons

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    Vance, Shelly

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author describes how her students constructed a three-dimensional sculpture of a dragon using plaster wrap and other materials. The dragons were formed from modest means--using only a toilet-paper tube, newsprint, tape and wire.

  7. Plaster, Portraits and Pots.

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    Schimsky, Marc

    1982-01-01

    Describes an art activity in which junior high school students make portrait pots using plaster casts and clay. Each student created a reflection of his or her personality in clay. Specific teaching methods and ways of working with materials are discussed. (AM)

  8. [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PLASTER BANDAGES].

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    Antabak, Anko; Barisić, Branimir; Andabak, Matej; Bradić, Lucija; Brajcinović, Melita; Haramina, Tatjana; Haluzan, Damir; Fuchs, Nino; Durkovir, Selena; Curković, Selena; Luetić, Tomislav; Sisko, Jerko; Prlić, Ivica

    2015-01-01

    The physical properties of plaster bandages are a very important factor in achieving the basic functions of immobilization (maintaining bone fragments in the best possible position), which directly affects the speed and quality of fracture healing. This paper compares the differences between the physical properties of plaster bandages (mass, specific weight, drying rate, elasticity and strength) and records the differences in plaster modeling of fast bonding 10 cm wide plaster bandages, from three different manufacturers: Safix plus (Hartmann, Germany), Cellona (Lohman Rauscher, Austria) and Gipsan (Ivo Lola Ribar ltd., Croatia). Plaster tiles from ten layers of plaster, dimension 10 x 10 cm were made. The total number of tiles from each manufacturer was 48. The water temperature of 22 °C was used for the first 24 tiles and 34 'C was used for the remainder. The average specific weight of the original packaging was: Cellona (0.52 g/cm3), Gipsan (0.50 g/cm3), Safix plus (0.38 g/cm3). Three days after plaster tile modeling an average specific weight of the tiles was: Gipsan (1.15 g/cm3), Safix plus (1.00 g/cm3), Cellona (1.10 g/cm3). The average humidity of 50% for Safix plus and Cellona plaster tiles was recorded 18 hours after modeling, while for the Gipsan plaster tiles, this humidity value was seen after 48 hours. On the third day after plaster modeling the average humidity of the plaster tiles was 30% for Gipsan, 24% for Safix and 16% for Cellona. Cellona plaster tiles made with 34 °C water achieved the highest elasticity (11.75±3.18 MPa), and Gipsan plaster tiles made with 22 °C had the lowest (7.21±0.9 MPa). Cellona plaster tiles made with 34 °C water showed maximum material strength (4390±838 MPa), and Gipsan plaster tiles made with 22 °C water showed the lowest material strength (771±367 MPa). The rigidity and strength of Cellona and Gipsan plaster are higher in tiles made in warmer water, and for Safix plus are higher in tiles made in cooler water

  9. Development of Latent Heat Storage Phase Change Material Containing Plaster

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    Diana BAJARE

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews the development of latent heat storage Phase Change Material (PCM containing plaster as in passive application. Due to the phase change, these materials can store higher amounts of thermal energy than traditional building materials and can be used to add thermal inertia to lightweight constructions. It was shown that the use of PCMs have advantages stabilizing the room temperature variations during summer days, provided sufficient night ventilation is allowed. Another advantage of PCM usage is stabilized indoor temperature on the heating season. The goal of this study is to develop cement and lime based plaster containing microencapsulated PCM. The plaster is expected to be used for passive indoor applications and enhance the thermal properties of building envelope. The plaster was investigated under Scanning Electron Microscope and the mechanical, physical and thermal properties of created plaster samples were determined.

  10. Development of Latent Heat Storage Phase Change Material Containing Plaster

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    Diana BAJARE

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews the development of latent heat storage Phase Change Material (PCM containing plaster as in passive application. Due to the phase change, these materials can store higher amounts of thermal energy than traditional building materials and can be used to add thermal inertia to lightweight constructions. It was shown that the use of PCMs have advantages stabilizing the room temperature variations during summer days, provided sufficient night ventilation is allowed. Another advantage of PCM usage is stabilized indoor temperature on the heating season. The goal of this study is to develop cement and lime based plaster containing microencapsulated PCM. The plaster is expected to be used for passive indoor applications and enhance the thermal properties of building envelope. The plaster was investigated under Scanning Electron Microscope and the mechanical, physical and thermal properties of created plaster samples were determined.

  11. Moisture transport in coated plaster

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    Goossens, E.L.J.; Van der Spoel, W.H.; Bancken, E.L.J.

    2001-01-01

    In the framework of the research project: 'Water balance of water-borne paint systems on plaster substrates in relation to fungal growth', a study is carried out to moisture transport mechanisms in coated gypsum plaster. In this contribution, the set-up of the study is described. Besides a descripti

  12. Moisture transport in coated plaster

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    Goossens, E.L.J.; Van der Spoel, W.H.; Bancken, E.L.J.

    2001-01-01

    In the framework of the research project: 'Water balance of water-borne paint systems on plaster substrates in relation to fungal growth', a study is carried out to moisture transport mechanisms in coated gypsum plaster. In this contribution, the set-up of the study is described. Besides a descripti

  13. Efficacy of the auricular plaster therapy on subjective feeling following total knee arthroplasty%耳穴贴压对全膝关节置换患者术后主观体验的影响

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    闫智华

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To observe efficacy of the auricular plaster therapy on subjective feeling following TKA. Methods: 60 cases were assigned into the auricular group and control group, 30 cases for each group. The control group took conventional treatment; in the night before surgery, the other group received the auricular plaster therapy more, for 3 days. Controlled indwelt intravenous analgesia run within 48h following surgery. VAS scores at rest were recorded by the VAS pain measurement scale. Sedation and sleep quality were evaluated by Ramsay Sedation Scale and PSQI scores. Results: In 6h, 12h, 24h, 48h, 72h, in the auricular group, the scores of VAS and sedation were lower than those in the control group; and sleep quality was better, with statistically significant difference. Conclusion:Application of the auricular plaster therapy in treating TKA can relieve pain, keep sedation, and improve sleep quality after surgery and postoperative subjective feeling.%目的:观察全膝关节置换术应用耳穴贴压后对患者术后主观体验的影响。方法:将60例患者随机分成耳穴组和对照组,每组各30例。耳穴组患者在常规治疗的基础上,术前晚予耳穴贴压,留埋3d,对照组采用常规治疗,两组患者术后48h内均留置自控静脉镇痛泵。使用 VAS(视觉模拟)疼痛测量尺记录患者静息时 VAS 评分;Ramesay 镇静评分量表和匹兹堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI)进行镇静和睡眠质量评价。结果:耳穴组患者术后6h、12h、24h、48h、72h VAS 评分和镇静评分均低于对照组,差异有统计学意义;耳穴组睡眠质量高于对照组,差异有统计学意义。结论:全膝关节置换围手术期应用耳穴贴压,可减轻术后疼痛,使患者保持镇静,提高术后睡眠质量,改善患者术后主观体验。

  14. Royal London space analysis: plaster versus digital model assessment.

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    Grewal, Balpreet; Lee, Robert T; Zou, Lifong; Johal, Ama

    2016-08-10

    With the advent of digital study models, the importance of being able to evaluate space requirements becomes valuable to treatment planning and the justification for any required extraction pattern. This study was undertaken to compare the validity and reliability of the Royal London space analysis (RLSA) undertaken on plaster as compared with digital models. A pilot study (n = 5) was undertaken on plaster and digital models to evaluate the feasibility of digital space planning. This also helped to determine the sample size calculation and as a result, 30 sets of study models with specified inclusion criteria were selected. All five components of the RLSA, namely: crowding; depth of occlusal curve; arch expansion/contraction; incisor antero-posterior advancement and inclination (assessed from the pre-treatment lateral cephalogram) were accounted for in relation to both model types. The plaster models served as the gold standard. Intra-operator measurement error (reliability) was evaluated along with a direct comparison of the measured digital values (validity) with the plaster models. The measurement error or coefficient of repeatability was comparable for plaster and digital space analyses and ranged from 0.66 to 0.95mm. No difference was found between the space analysis performed in either the upper or lower dental arch. Hence, the null hypothesis was accepted. The digital model measurements were consistently larger, albeit by a relatively small amount, than the plaster models (0.35mm upper arch and 0.32mm lower arch). No difference was detected in the RLSA when performed using either plaster or digital models. Thus, digital space analysis provides a valid and reproducible alternative method in the new era of digital records.

  15. Treatment of allergic rhinitis with acupoint herbal plaster: an oligonucleotide chip analysis.

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    Shiue, Horng-Sheng; Lee, Yun-Shien; Tsai, Chi-Neu; Chang, Hen-Hong

    2016-11-04

    Allergic rhinitis is regarded as an imbalanced Th1/Th2 cell-mediated response. The present study used microarray analysis to compare gene expression levels between allergic rhinitis patients before and after a series of acupoint herbal plaster applications. In this experimental pilot study, volunteers experiencing sneezing, runny nose, and congestion for more than 9 months in the year following initial diagnoses were included after diagnostic confirmation by otolaryngologists to exclude patients with sinusitis and nasal polyps. Patients with persistent allergic rhinitis each received four acupoint herbal plaster treatments applied using the moxibustion technique. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using the Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ). Peripheral blood samples were analyzed using an ImmunoCAP Phadiatop test, and patients were classified as phadiatop (Ph)-positive or -negative. Microarray results were analyzed for genes that were differentially expressed between (1) Ph-positive and -negative patients treated with herbal plaster; and (2) before and after herbal plaster treatment in the Ph-positive patient group. Unsupervised and supervised methods were used for gene-expression data analysis. Nineteen Ph-positive and four Ph-negative participants with persistent allergic rhinitis were included in the study. RQLQ results indicated that the 19 Ph-positive volunteers experienced improvement in six of seven categories following acupoint herbal plaster treatments, whereas the four Ph-negative participants reported improvement in only two categories. Hierarchical clustering and principle component analysis of the gene expression profiles of Ph-positive and -negative participants indicated the groups exhibited distinct physiological responses to acupoint herbal treatment. Evaluation of gene networks using MetaCore identified that the "Immune response_IL-13 signaling via JAK-STAT" and the "Inflammation_Interferon signaling" were down- and up

  16. Plaster of Paris: the orthopaedic surgeon heritage.

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    Hernigou, Philippe

    2016-08-01

    Plastering is one of the most ancient of the building handicrafts. Plaster is the common name for calcium sulphate hemi hydrate made by heating the mineral gypsum, the common name for sulphate of lime. In the tenth century the Arabs used liquid plaster in orthopaedic treatment. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, patients with fractures of the lower extremities-and often of the upper extremities as well-were treated in bed with restriction of all activity for many weeks until the fractures united. It was the practice of surgeons to dress wounds and fractures at frequent intervals. The bandages, pads, and splints were removed, the fractures manipulated, and the dressings reapplied. The search for simpler, less cumbersome methods of treatment led to the development of occlusive dressings, stiffened at first with starch and later with plaster of Paris. The ambulatory treatment of fractures was the direct result of these innovations. Two military surgeons, Antonius Mathijsen of the Netherlands, and Nikolai Ivanovitch Pirogov of Russia, were responsible for the introduction of the new plaster bandage technique. At the beginning of the twentieth century the technique was improved by Jean-François Calot, a French surgeon, who invented the hand manufacture of plaster bandage as a roll. During the twentieth century, walking cast and ambulation for fresh fractures were developed with plaster and pin incorporated in plaster; the open fracture care concept was introduced with plaster of Paris by Trueta before the external fixation.

  17. Roughness of surface of vacuum castings prepared in plaster moulds

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    M. Pawlak

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The results of researches on surface roughness of CuSn10 and CuSn5Zn5Pb5 bronzes and aluminum AlSi11 alloy vacuum castings prepared in plaster moulds are presented in this paper. Test samples were cut from stripe castings of dimensions 100x15x1 mm. Surfaces were carefully cleaned with use of soft brush than in ultrasonic washer and dried. Experimental castings were prepared in moulds made of two types of plaster. Cast temperatures were 1120 and 1200°C for bronzes and 700 and 800°C for silumin. Temperatures of the mould were 500 and 600°C for bronzes and 200 and 300°C for aluminum alloy. The roughness measurements were carried out with use of Hommelwerke Tester T1000. The average arithmetic deviation of roughness profile Ra, the ten-point height of irregularities Rz and maximum peak to valley height Rm, were measured.It can be stated, on the base of obtained results, that technology of casting in plaster moulds allows preparation of castings of very low roughness, average Ra=0,88÷1,74μm for bronzes and Ra=0,59÷0,83μm for aluminum alloys. Roughness of the surface depends in fact on the cast material. Type of plaster and casting parameters have negligible influence on it.

  18. Influence of the input parameters on the efficiency of plaster sanding with alundum abrasive discs

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    Krajcarz, D.; Spadło, S.; Młynarczyk, P.

    2017-02-01

    The paper presents test results concerning the relationship between selected input parameters and the process efficiency for the sanding of plaster surfaces with alundum abrasive discs. The input parameters under study were the size of the abrasive grains, the force exerted by the plaster sample pressing against the abrasive disc and the no-load rotational speed of the abrasive disc. The experimental data illustrating the relationship between the process efficiency and the particular input parameters were used to select the optimum plaster sanding conditions.

  19. Evaluation of linear dimensional stability of various combinations of dental stone and plaster.

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    Adegbulugbe, I C; Oderinu, O H; Shaba, O P; Oremosu, O A

    2011-01-01

    It has been observed that due to the cheaper cost of dental plaster compared to dental stone, casts on which most of the dental prostheses and appliances were being fabricated in various laboratories were often mixtures of dental stone and dental plaster in order to reduce production cost. To evaluate the dimensional stability of various combinations of Dental Stone and Dental Plaster mixtures used to make dental casts. Alginate impressions of a master model of truncated metal cones were made and casts were produced by pouring with various combinations of dental stone and dental plaster mixtures. The linear dimensional differences between the inter-abutment distances on the casts were measured with an electronic caliper. One sample t-test and percentage differences were calculated. Dimensional variations for the distances measured using either 50% dental stone or 25% dental stone with plaster were statistically significant (p d" 0.05). Mixture of 75% dental stone and 25% dental plaster produced casts with no statistically significant dimensional variation from the master model (p e" 0.05). A mixture of 75% dental stone and 25% dental plaster could be used for procedures not requiring very accurate replica like mounting of teeth for dental training and for study models.

  20. Evaluation of physical-mechanical properties of 3 brands of plaster of Paris in the Kenyan market.

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    Mwaniki, D L

    1990-05-01

    In this study, 3 brands of plaster of Paris that are available in the Kenyan Market for prosthetics and dental rehabilitation uses were subjected to physical-mechanical tests. The particles in two of the brands that had been imported were finer than a locally made plaster since less than 1.41% of their particles were larger than 150 microns compared to 15.2% in the local plaster. The range of their setting times was between 7.5 and 27.5 min. and was within the International Standards Organisation (ISO) recommendation. The water:power ratios required to produce plaster mixes of standard consistency for the locally made plaster was about 1.5 times of other brands. In compression, the mean 1-hour strength of local plaster was 2.5 MN/m2 (Mega Newtons per square metre) compared to 6.81 MN/m2 and 8.95 MN/m2 for the other brands. The differences between these strength values were highly significant (p less than 0.01). There were no significant differences in deformation of fracture for the 3 brands whose range was 1.32% to 1.71%. In order to obviate the need to import plaster, strict manufacturing techniques of locally made plaster are recommended.

  1. Plaster: our orthopaedic heritage: AAOS exhibit selection.

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    DeMaio, Marlene; McHale, Kathleen; Lenhart, Martha; Garland, Joshua; McIlvaine, Christopher; Rhode, Michael

    2012-10-17

    Plaster has been used for centuries as a stiffening agent to treat fractures and other musculoskeletal conditions that require rest, immobilization, or correction of a deformity. Despite modern metallurgy and internal stabilization, plaster casts and splints remain an important means of external stabilization. Casting is a dying art as modern internal and external fixation replace external immobilization. Proper casting technique is paramount. This manuscript outlines the history and chemistry of immobilization materials and techniques as well as the differences among them and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Historical references, peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and primary sources were reviewed to provide data for this review. The history of immobilization reveals a progressive development and refinement of materials that culminated in Mathijsen's plaster bandage in 1851. In 1798, calcium sulfate (plaster of Paris) was introduced. By 1927, crinoline rolls dipped in plaster treated with binding agents facilitated application. Synthetic casting "tapes" (45% polyurethane resin and 55% fiberglass) were introduced in the 1970s. Splinting techniques are ancient, with development spurred by treatment of war wounds. Plaster relies on soft-tissue contact to maintain rigidity. There are well-known advantages, disadvantages, and complications of plaster management. Casting materials all create an exothermic reaction. Burns are associated with water temperatures of >24°C, more than eight layers (ply), and inadequate ventilation. The maximum water temperature must be lower with fiberglass casts. Plaster was the definitive management for most fractures for over 100 years until it was replaced by modern surgical techniques involving internal fixation in the latter part of the twentieth century. Plaster casts and splints remain an important treatment method for acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions.

  2. The thermal analysis and derivative bronzes cast to plaster moulds

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    B. Pisarek

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available It plaster moulds gets casted the alloys of following metals: Al, Cu, Ag, Au in precise and artistic founding. The investigation of the crys-tallization of bronzes in hot plaster moulds the method of the thermal analysis and derivative (TDA was not realized out so far. Probe TDAg and tripod enabling the execution of measurements on inductive casting machine INDUTHERM-VC 500D were designed for this technology especially. It was confirmed that one the method TDA can identify the crystallization process of the bronze in hot plaster moulds. The investigations of the superficial distribution of the concentration of elements in the microstructure of the studied grades of the bronze on X-ray microanalizer were conducted. It results that they be subject to in bronze CuSn10-C (B10 and the CuSn5Zn5Pb5-C (B555 of strong microsegregation from conducted investigations: Pb, Sn and Sb. The single separates of intermetallic phase κ was identified in the bronze B10 rich first of all in Zn, Sn, Sb and Fe, and two intermetallic phase, one rich were identified in the bronze B555 first of all in Zn, Sb, (Nor, Fe and second rich in Sn, Sb, (Nor, Fe. The most homogeneous microstructure from the bronze CuAl10Fe5Ni5-C (BA1055 is characterizes among the studied grades of the bronze in the cast state.

  3. [Application of modified plaster material and device in acupoint plaster therapy].

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    Liu, Jing-Xing; Wang, Kui; Wang, De-Li; Yang, Zong-Yun

    2013-02-01

    Through the analysis on the methods of medicinal paste preparation, the irritation of skin to medicine and the plaster materials adopted in acupoint plaster therapy for the prevention of winter-attacked disease in summer, the acupoint plaster materials and devices were improved. According to the differences in age, illness condition, acupoint and medicinal irritation of patients, the high-dosage, moderate-dosage and low-dosage series of medicine were prepared in proportion; 2. 5 mL and 5 mL syringes were manually reconstructed as the pushers for the delivery of the medicine paste of different specifications. The new-type materials such as spun-bonded non-woven fabrics, transparent dressing film and spun-laced non-woven skin-color stick plaster were adopted. In the operation, the medicine was classified and prepared more specifically. The dedicated acupoint plaster was characterized as less in skin irritation, breathable in property, convenient in practice and proper in stickiness. The plastic anti-seepage film in the middle and the medicine storage pool for stabilizing medicinal paste could avoid drug leakage. The medicinal paste pusher could achieve the even size, proper thickness and precise dosage of the paste. The new-type plaster material and the self-prepared innovated plaster device contribute to the development of acupoint plaster therapy in clinical application.

  4. A Photodegradation Study of Three Common Paint and Plaster Biocides under monochromatic UV Light

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    Minelgaite, Greta; Vollertsen, Jes; Nielsen, Asbjørn Haaning

    2014-01-01

    Photodegradation of the three common paint-and-plaster biocides (carbendazim, diuron and terbutryn) was investigated at controlled laboratory conditions. Samples prepared in two types of water (demineralized water and pond water) were subjected to 254 nm monochromatic UV light. Light intensity (W m......-2) in the experimental chamber was measured by a fiber optic spectrometer. The observed decline in biocide concentration was related with the light energy, accumulated during the time of degradation (kJ m-2), and 1st order photodegradation rate constants (m2 kJ-1) were determined. The obtained...... results demonstrated that diuron and terbutryn were readily degradable at the tested conditions, while carbendazim remained stable throughout the 28 – 34 hours of the experiments. Photodegradation rate constants of diuron and terbutryn were found to be slightly higher in demineralized water (0.0183 – 0...

  5. Mineralogical and textural characterization of mortars and plasters from the archaeological site of Barsinia, northern Jordan

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    Mustafa Mohammad AL-Naddaf

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Twelve mortar and plaster samples excavated in the archaeological site of Barsinia were mineralogically and petrographically examined by XRay Diffraction (XRD and Stereo and Polarized Light Microscopy, while the total carbonate content was measured using a DietrichFruhling Calcimeter. The physical properties of the samples, such as water uptake under atmospheric pressure and under vacuum, together with density and porosity, were measured. Only twelve samples were available for the purposes of this study: 8 plaster samples and 4 mortar samples. Eleven samples out of the total number of samples were mortars or plasters with lime binder and silica aggregate; calcite and quartz were identified in all of these samples. In most of the samples one or more pozzolanic components were detected; a hydraulic effect therefore exists in practically most of the studied mortars. Excluding the plasters taken from waterbearing constructions such as cisterns, and the mortar sample from the compact floor, the binder content is high; in general, the overall porosity of the studied samples is high. Porosity and petrographic investigation results suggest that the burning temperature of the limestone was low and/or the duration of the combustion was short; such preparation conditions produce a desirable quicklime. Owing to the significant compositional and textural differences between the samples that were reported, there is consequently no suitable general mortar that can be adopted for the restoration of the whole site.

  6. Diclofenac epolamine medicated plaster in the treatment of minor soft tissue injuries: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.

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    Li, Chunde; Frangione, Valeria; Rovati, Stefano; Zheng, Qingshan

    2013-09-01

    To investigate the efficacy and safety of a topical plaster containing diclofenac epolamine (DHEP) 1.3% in the treatment of patients with acute minor soft tissue injuries in China. This prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study had balanced random assignment to DHEP medicated plaster and placebo plaster. A total of 384 patients, aged 18-74 years, with minor soft tissue injury occurring within 72 hours of study entry were enrolled and randomized. Plasters were applied twice daily for seven consecutive days. Outcomes were assessed in three visits over 7 days, in addition to patients' daily self-assessment and an adverse events follow-up visit on day 21. The primary efficacy endpoint was the mean change from baseline in pain on movement on a 100 mm Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) after 7 days of treatment. Secondary efficacy endpoints included pain on movement day-by-day evaluation, summed pain intensity difference, overall treatment efficacy, rescue medication consumption, and treatment tolerability. Reduction in pain on movement after 7 days of treatment, the primary efficacy endpoint, was statistically significantly greater in the DHEP plaster group than with placebo (reduction in VAS pain scores -53.78 ± 16.96 vs -37.02 ± 18.30 for DHEP vs placebo, p plaster was evident by day 1 and increased progressively throughout the treatment period. Global pain relief and overall treatment efficacy were significantly better with DHEP. Both DHEP and placebo plaster were well tolerated with few adverse events, mostly application site reactions. A medicated plaster containing DHEP applied to the affected site in Chinese patients with minor soft tissue injury, such as sprains, strains and contusions, was significantly more effective than placebo at reducing pain scores. Onset of action was rapid and the DHEP plaster was safe and well tolerated. The main limitation was the use of a subjective, though validated, self-reported VAS to assess the primary endpoint.

  7. Populations of some molds in water-damaged homes may differ if the home was constructed with gypsum drywall compared to plaster

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    Starting in the 1940s, gypsum drywall began replacing plaster and lathe in the U.S. home construction industry. Our goal was to evaluate whether some mold populations differ in water- damaged homes primarily constructed with gypsum drywall compared to plaster. The dust samples fr...

  8. Populations of some molds in water-damaged homes may differ if the home was constructed with gypsum drywall compared to plaster

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    Starting in the 1940s, gypsum drywall began replacing plaster and lathe in the U.S. home construction industry. Our goal was to evaluate whether some mold populations differ in water- damaged homes primarily constructed with gypsum drywall compared to plaster. The dust samples fr...

  9. Undercoat Roughness Impact on Venetian Plasters Adhesive Strength

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    Vladimir V. Vakor

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The article studies impact of undercoat fractions size on Venetian plasters adhesive strength, describes acrylic and lime plasters adhesive features, offers method for adherence junctions strength evaluation.

  10. Atomic Oxygen Cleaning of Unpainted Plaster Sculptures

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    Banks, Bruce A.; Miller, Sharon K.

    2017-01-01

    Atomic oxygen erosion of polymers has been found to be a threat to spacecraft in low Earth orbit. As a result ground facilities have been developed to identify coatings to protect polymers such as used for solar array blankets. As a result of extensive laboratory testing, it was discovered that soot and other organic contamination on paintings could be readily removed by atomic oxygen interactions with minimal damage to the artwork. No method, other than dusting, has been found to be effective in the cleaning of unpainted plaster sculptures This presentation discusses the atomic oxygen interaction processes and how effective they are for cleaning soot damaged unpainted plaster sculptures.

  11. Asbestos in Plaster and Wall Systems

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    This collection of letters and clarification on final rules provides guidance on Asbestos National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for asbestos-containing join compounds, and asbestos-containing materials found in plaster and wall systems.

  12. Plaster People...A La George Segal.

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    Boulay, Michele

    2003-01-01

    Describes an art project used with eleventh- and twelfth-grade students in which they created plaster self-portraits inspired by the work of George Segal. Includes directions for the casting and lists the art materials needed for the lesson. Explains that the project requires half a semester to complete. (CMK)

  13. Palatal Surface Area of Maxillary Plaster Casts

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    Darvann, Tron Andre; Hermann, Nuno V.; Ersbøll, Bjarne Kjær

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the relationship between corresponding two-dimensional and three-dimensional measurements on maxillary plaster casts taken from photographs and three-dimensional surface scans, respectively. Materials and Methods: Corresponding two-dimensional and three-dimensional measu......Objective: To investigate the relationship between corresponding two-dimensional and three-dimensional measurements on maxillary plaster casts taken from photographs and three-dimensional surface scans, respectively. Materials and Methods: Corresponding two-dimensional and three......-dimensional measurements of selected linear distances, curve lengths, and (surface) areas were carried out on maxillary plaster casts from individuals with unilateral or bilateral cleft lip and palate. The relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional measurements was investigated using linear regression....... Results and Conclusions: Error sources in the measurement of three-dimensional palatal segment surface area from a two-dimensional photograph were identified as photographic distortion (2.7%), interobserver error (3.3%), variability in the orientation of the plaster cast (3.2%), and natural shape...

  14. Inexpensive, removable coating for plaster tooling

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    Dimino, J. M.; Martin, R. R.

    1970-01-01

    Procedure for thinning and spaying a vinyl material provides strippable film for plaster surfaces. Coating is low-cost, effective seal against moisture and other sources of damage. Coating consists of a mixture of hot-spray vinyl material and 30 to 50 percent by volume of methyl ethyl ketone.

  15. Plaster body wrap: effects on abdominal fat.

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    Santos Moreira, Juliana; Melo, Ana Sofia Carneiro Pinto de; Noites, Andreia; Couto, Miriam Faria; Melo, Cristina Argel de; Adubeiro, Nuno Carvalho Freire de Almeida

    2013-12-01

    Abdominal fat is associated with metabolic disorders, leading to cardiovascular risk factors and numerous diseases. This study aimed to analyze the effect of plaster body wrap in combination with aerobic exercise on abdominal fat. Nineteen female volunteers were randomly divided into intervention group (IG; n = 10) performing aerobic exercise with plaster body wrap, and control group (CG; n = 9) performing only exercise. Subcutaneous and visceral fat were measured using ultrasound; subcutaneous fat was also estimated on analysis of skinfolds and abdominal perimeters. At the end of the 10-sessions protocol, the IG demonstrated a significant decrease (p ≤ 0.05) in subcutaneous fat at the left anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) level and in iliac crest perimeter measurements. A large intervention effect size strength (0.80) was found in subcutaneous fat below the navel and a moderate effect size strength on the vertical abdominal skinfold (0.62) and the perimeter of the most prominent abdominal point (0.57). Comparing the initial and final data of each group, the IG showed a significant decrease in numerous variables including visceral and subcutaneous fat above and below the navel measured by ultrasound (p ≤ 0.05). Plaster body wrap in combination with aerobic exercise seems to be effective for abdominal fat reduction.

  16. Digital model as an alternative to plaster model in assessment of space analysis.

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    Kumar, A Anand; Phillip, Abraham; Kumar, Sathesh; Rawat, Anuradha; Priya, Sakthi; Kumaran, V

    2015-08-01

    Digital three-dimensional models are widely used for orthodontic diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to appraise the accuracy of digital models obtained from computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for tooth-width measurements and the Bolton analysis. Digital models (CAD/CAM, CBCT) and plaster model were made for each of 50 subjects. Tooth-width measurements on the digital models (CAD/CAM, CBCT) were compared with those on the corresponding plaster models. The anterior and overall Bolton ratios were calculated for each participant and for each method. The paired t-test was applied to determine the validity. Tooth-width measurements, anterior, and overall Bolton ratio of digital models of CAD/CAM and CBCT did not differ significantly from those on the plaster models. Hence, both CBCT and CAD/CAM are trustable and promising technique that can replace plaster models due to its overwhelming advantages.

  17. Treatment of localized neuropathic pain after disk herniation with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster

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    Likar, Rudolf; Kager, Ingo; Obmann, Michael; Pipam, Wolfgang; Sittl, Reinhard

    2012-01-01

    Objective To assess treatment with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster for peripheral neuropathic pain after disk herniation. Study design Case series, single center, retrospective data. Patients and methods Data of 23 patients treated for neuropathic pain with the lidocaine plaster for up to 24 months after a protrusion or prolapse of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar vertebral disks were retrospectively analyzed. Changes in overall pain intensity, in intensity of different pain qualities and of allodynia and hyperalgesia were evaluated. Results Patients (14 female/nine male, mean age 53.5 ± 10.4 years) presented with radiating pain into the abdomen, back, neck, shoulder, or legs and feet with a mean pain intensity of 8.3 ± 1.5 on the 11-point Likert scale. Mean treatment duration was 7.6 months; 52% of the patients received lidocaine plaster as monotherapy. At the end of the observation, mean overall pain intensity had been reduced to 3.1 ± 1.8. All other parameters also improved. The treatment was well tolerated. Conclusion These results point to a safe and effective treatment approach with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster for localized neuropathic pain related to disk herniation. However, owing to the small sample size, further investigation in a larger-scale controlled trial is warranted. PMID:22973116

  18. Treatment of localized neuropathic pain after disk herniation with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster.

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    Likar, Rudolf; Kager, Ingo; Obmann, Michael; Pipam, Wolfgang; Sittl, Reinhard

    2012-01-01

    To assess treatment with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster for peripheral neuropathic pain after disk herniation. Case series, single center, retrospective data. Data of 23 patients treated for neuropathic pain with the lidocaine plaster for up to 24 months after a protrusion or prolapse of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar vertebral disks were retrospectively analyzed. Changes in overall pain intensity, in intensity of different pain qualities and of allodynia and hyperalgesia were evaluated. Patients (14 female/nine male, mean age 53.5 ± 10.4 years) presented with radiating pain into the abdomen, back, neck, shoulder, or legs and feet with a mean pain intensity of 8.3 ± 1.5 on the 11-point Likert scale. Mean treatment duration was 7.6 months; 52% of the patients received lidocaine plaster as monotherapy. At the end of the observation, mean overall pain intensity had been reduced to 3.1 ± 1.8. All other parameters also improved. The treatment was well tolerated. These results point to a safe and effective treatment approach with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster for localized neuropathic pain related to disk herniation. However, owing to the small sample size, further investigation in a larger-scale controlled trial is warranted.

  19. Estimates of inhalation doses resulting from the possible use of phospho-gypsum plaster-board in Australian homes.

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    O'Brien, R S; Peggie, J R; Leith, I S

    1995-04-01

    Current materials used as internal lining in Australian buildings are based on natural gypsum of low radium content. A study was carried out to estimate the contribution to the annual effective dose due to airborne contamination from chemical by-product gypsum plaster-board of higher radium content if it were used as an internal lining. The 226Ra content and 222Rn exhalation rate were measured for several samples of the plaster-board, and the behavior of 222Rn and its progeny (218Po, 214Pb, 214Bi, and 214Po) in a typical building was modeled numerically, using the results of the exhalation rate measurements as input. For building ventilation rates greater than approximately 0.5 air changes per hour, the contribution to the total annual effective dose from inhalation of 222Rn and its progeny exhaled from the phospho-gypsum plaster-board is estimated to be below 1 mSv. This contribution is reduced if the surface of the plaster-board is coated with paint or cardboard, or if the very fine particles are removed from the phospho-gypsum during manufacture of the plaster-board. The effective doses arising from dust generation during the installation of the plaster-board are also estimated to be below 1 mSv. The recommended action level of 200 Bq m-3 for radon in air in Australia corresponds to an annual effective dose of approximately 6 mSv. The study indicates that the suggested acceptable level of 185 Bq kg-1 for the 226Ra concentration in the plaster-board may be too restrictive under Australian conditions.

  20. Selection of plasters and renders for salt laden masonry substrates

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    Groot, C.; Hees, R.P.J. van; Wijffels, T.J.

    2009-01-01

    The choice of a repair plaster or render by architects often appears to be the result of fortuitous circumstances, such as prior experience with a plaster or a recommendation by a producer. Seldom is the choice based on a sound assessment of the state of the building and the wall that is to be repai

  1. Sodium chloride crystallization in a "salt transporting" restoration plaster

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    Lubelli, B.; Hees, R.P.J. van; Groot, C.J.W.P.

    2006-01-01

    In recent years several types of restoration plasters, especially developed for salt loaded substrates, have been introduced on the market. The behaviour of these plasters in the field is, however, not always satisfactory. The reasons for failures may be found both in the moisture and salt transport

  2. Investigation of field temperature in moulds of foamed plaster

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    M. Pawlak

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Plaster moulds used in precision foundry are characterized by a very low permeability which, in the case of classic plaster moulds, equals to about 0,01÷0,02 m2/(MPa·s. One of the most effective methods for increasing the permeability is a foaming treatment. Another characteristic feature of plaster is its very good insulating power which has influence on the process of solidification and cooling of a cast and also on a knock-out property. This insulating power is a function of thermophysical properties of plaster which, in turn, depend mainly on the mineralogical composition of the mould material, its bulk density as well as on the temperature of the pouring alloy. In the case of a foamed plaster mould an increase of the degree of foaming increases its porosity which causes a change in its thermophysical properties, thereby increasing susceptibility of the mass to overheating. The susceptibility of the plaster layer surrounding the cast to overheating is favorable because it makes it easier to knock-out of the cast by immersing the hot mould in cold water. Thermal and phase tensions that are created during this process cause fast destruction of plaster. This paper describes our investigations aimed at the determination of the dependence of the mould temperature field on the time of the cast stay in the mould, as recorded in a process of an unsteady heat flow. The determined data were planned to be used for estimation of the technological properties of the plaster mould. The tests were carried out using the plaster α-Supraduro and Alkanol XC (foaming agent. The test mould had a diameter of Ø 120 mm with centrally situated mould cavity of Ø 30 mm. Plaster moulds with a degree of foaming 20; 32,5 and 45% and comparatively from non-foaming plaster were tested and their temperatures were measured at the distance x=2; 9; 21; 25;27; 30 mm from the mould cavity within 25 min. Analysis of the results leads to the conclusion, that the highest

  3. CTEPP STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR TELEPHONE SAMPLE SUBJECTS RECRUITMENT (SOP-1.12)

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    The subject recruitment procedures for the telephone sample component are described in the SOP. A random telephone sample list is ordered from a commercial survey sampling firm. Using this list, introductory letters are sent to targeted homes prior to making initial telephone c...

  4. Validity of Intraoral Scans Compared with Plaster Models: An In-Vivo Comparison of Dental Measurements and 3D Surface Analysis.

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    Fan Zhang

    Full Text Available Dental measurements have been commonly taken from plaster dental models obtained from alginate impressions can. Through the use of an intraoral scanner, digital impressions now acquire the information directly from the mouth. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of the intraoral scans compared to plaster models.Two types of dental models (intraoral scan and plaster model of 20 subjects were included in this study. The subjects had impressions taken of their teeth and made as plaster model. In addition, their mouths were scanned with the intraoral scanner and the scans were converted into digital models. Eight transverse and 16 anteroposterior measurements, 24 tooth heights and widths were recorded on the plaster models with a digital caliper and on the intraoral scan with 3D reverse engineering software. For 3D surface analysis, the two models were superimposed by using best-fit algorithm. The average differences between the two models at all points on the surfaces were computed. Paired t-test and Bland-Altman plot were used to determine the validity of measurements from the intraoral scan compared to those from the plaster model.There were no significant differences between the plaster models and intraoral scans, except for one measurement of lower intermolar width. The Bland-Altman plots of all measurements showed that differences between the two models were within the limits of agreement. The average surface difference between the two models was within 0.10 mm.The results of the present study indicate that the intraoral scans are clinically acceptable for diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry and can be used in place of plaster models.

  5. Validity of Intraoral Scans Compared with Plaster Models: An In-Vivo Comparison of Dental Measurements and 3D Surface Analysis.

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    Zhang, Fan; Suh, Kyung-Jin; Lee, Kyung-Min

    2016-01-01

    Dental measurements have been commonly taken from plaster dental models obtained from alginate impressions can. Through the use of an intraoral scanner, digital impressions now acquire the information directly from the mouth. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of the intraoral scans compared to plaster models. Two types of dental models (intraoral scan and plaster model) of 20 subjects were included in this study. The subjects had impressions taken of their teeth and made as plaster model. In addition, their mouths were scanned with the intraoral scanner and the scans were converted into digital models. Eight transverse and 16 anteroposterior measurements, 24 tooth heights and widths were recorded on the plaster models with a digital caliper and on the intraoral scan with 3D reverse engineering software. For 3D surface analysis, the two models were superimposed by using best-fit algorithm. The average differences between the two models at all points on the surfaces were computed. Paired t-test and Bland-Altman plot were used to determine the validity of measurements from the intraoral scan compared to those from the plaster model. There were no significant differences between the plaster models and intraoral scans, except for one measurement of lower intermolar width. The Bland-Altman plots of all measurements showed that differences between the two models were within the limits of agreement. The average surface difference between the two models was within 0.10 mm. The results of the present study indicate that the intraoral scans are clinically acceptable for diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry and can be used in place of plaster models.

  6. Grindability, Grading and Wettability of Recycled Plaster

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    李志新; 彭家惠; 赵海鑫; 邱星星; 赵敏

    2016-01-01

    The changes of grindability, grading and wettability of recycled plaster(R-P)and the mechanisms of these changes were studied by using vickers hardness, particle size distribution(PSD), scanning electron micro-scope(SEM) and nitrogen adsorption porosimetry to reveal that R-P was obviously different from plaster of Paris(POP). At the same milling time, R-P had the characteristics of high specific surface area, fine particle diame-ter and uneven size distribution compared with POP, so R-P possessed both good grindability and poor grading. The water absorption, dissolution rate and mass loss in dry-wet cycle of the hardened recycled gypsum(hardened RG) increased, while the water saturated strength and dry-wet cycle strength decreased significantly compared with the hardened virgin gypsum(hardened VG). Therefore, poor wettability could be seen in R-P. The analyses indi-cated that the changes of grindability and grading could be attributed to the reduction in hardness and the increase in the porosity of hardened RG and that the poor wettability of R-P was caused by the increase of large pores and the changes of microstructure of hardened RG.

  7. Moisture and salt transport in three-layer plaster/substrate systems

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    Petković, J.; Huinink, H.P.; Pel, L.; Kopinga, K.; Hees, R.P.J. van

    2010-01-01

    We have investigated whether a plaster which has two plaster layers with different pore sizes can act as a salt accumulating plaster system, in which salt crystallizes in the base layer of the plaster and not in the substrate or at the external surface. We used two substrates; fired-clay brick and B

  8. Problems with plastered external heat insulation. Probleme mit verputzter Aussenwaermedaemmung

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    Epple, H.; Foglia, A.; Preisig, H.; Pfefferkorn, J.

    1984-01-01

    Concerning execution, maintenance and service life, walls with plastered external heat insulation constitute an economic method. Owing to experience gained with plastered external heat insulation, it is possible today to provide reliable information on requirements made on ground material and operational execution. The author intends to contribute to a prevention of defects by giving concise examples. A survey on different types of external heat insulation is followed by a treatment of the problem areas of roof-edge connection, base end under ground, modernization of old buildings and cracks in plaster. Principal statements are made concerning steam diffusion, planning, materials and execution.

  9. Evaluation of the Population Pharmacokinetic Properties of Lidocaine and its Metabolites After Long-Term Multiple Applications of a Lidocaine Plaster in Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Patients.

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    Bursi, Roberta; Piana, Chiara; Grevel, Joachim; Huntjens, Dymphy; Boesl, Irmgard

    2017-01-12

    Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster is the first lidocaine containing product for chronic use. As no previous investigations have been conducted to evaluate the population pharmacokinetics of long-term exposure to lidocaine 5% medicated plasters, further insights into the evaluation of the pharmacokinetic properties of lidocaine and its metabolites were needed for the assessment of its safety. The population pharmacokinetic properties of lidocaine and its metabolites were evaluated after multiple applications of lidocaine 5% medicated plasters based on data collected for up to 14.5 months from two phase III clinical trials (up to 2.5 months in the first trial, and up to 12 months in a follow-up trial) in post-herpetic neuralgia patients. Modeling was performed using nonlinear mixed effects as implemented in NONMEM(®) (nonlinear mixed-effect modeling) v.5. A stepwise forward inclusion and backward elimination procedure were used for covariate model building. The model provides reliable estimates of the pharmacokinetic behavior of lidocaine after medicated plaster application. It was validated using simulations and showed adequate predictive properties. Apparent Clearance was estimated to be 48 L/h after application of two or fewer plasters, whereas its value increased to 67 L/h after application of three plasters. Model-based simulations predicted no accumulation of lidocaine or any of its metabolites after long-term exposure of three simultaneous plasters up to 1 year. The variability explained by adding covariates into the model for the long-term exposures of lidocaine following one plaster or three simultaneous plaster applications was found to be very small with respect to the overall between-subject variability. In conclusion, exposure to lidocaine after the application of the lidocaine medicated plaster was found to be primarily affected by the number of plasters simultaneously applied, i.e., it increased with the number of applied patches, but less than

  10. Dilatometric examination of moulds with plaster binder

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    M. Nadolski

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigations concerning thermal expansion of moulding materials with plaster binder have been performed for two mixture compositionsof Authors’ own design, as well as for the material used in jewellery industry under the Prima-Cast trade name, and for ThermoMold 1200moulding material. The results of dilatometric examinations of these materials, carried out within the temperature range from about 20°Cto 650°C by means of the DA-3 automatic dilatometer, have been compared. An analysis of this comparison has revealed that it is thematrix composition which is decisive for the magnitude of dimensional changes of moulds, and that applying components which do notexhibit polymorphic transformations reduces dimensional changes of a mould during its thermal treatment.

  11. Archaeomagnetic studies in central Mexico—dating of Mesoamerican lime-plasters

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    Hueda-Tanabe, Y.; Soler-Arechalde, A. M.; Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J.; Barba, L.; Manzanilla, L.; Rebolledo-Vieyra, M.; Goguitchaichvili, A.

    2004-11-01

    For the first time results of an archaeomagnetic study of unburned lime-plasters from Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan in central Mesoamerica are presented. Plasters made of lime, lithic clasts and water, appear during the Formative Period and were used for a variety of purposes in floors, sculptures, ceramics and supporting media for mural paintings in the Oaxaca and Maya area. In Central Mexico, grinded volcanic scoria rich in iron minerals is incorporated into the lime-plasters mixture. Samples were selected from two archaeological excavation projects in the Teopancazco residential compound of Teotihuacan and the large multi-stage structure of Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlan, where chronological information is available. The intensity of remanent magnetization (natural remanent magnetization (NRM)) and low-field susceptibility are weak reflecting low relative content of magnetic minerals. NRM directions are well grouped and alternating field demagnetization shows single or two-component magnetizations. Rockmagnetic experiments point to fine-grained titanomagnetites with pseudo-single domain behavior. Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) measurements document a depositional fabric, with normal to free-surface minimum AMS axes. Characteristic mean site directions were correlated to the paleosecular variation curve for Mesoamerica. Data from Templo Mayor reflect recent tilting of the structures. Teopancazco mean site declinations show good correspondence with the reference curve, in agreement with the radiocarbon dating. Dates for four stages of Teotihuacan occupancy based on the study of lime-plasters range from AD 350 to 550. A date for a possible Mazapa occupation around AD 850 or 950 is also suggested based on the archaeomagnetic correlation. The archaeomagnetic record of a plaster floor in Teopancazco differed from the other nearby sites pointing to a thermoremanent magnetization; comparison with the reference curve suggests dates around AD 1375 or 1415. The

  12. A detailed rock-magnetic and archeomagnetic study of lime-plasters from central Mexico

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    Soler-Arechalde, A. M.; Rodriguez, M.; Ramirez, O.; Gogichaishvili, A.; Caballero-Miranda, C.; Hueda-Tanabe, Y.; Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J.

    2003-04-01

    We carried out a reconnaissance rock-magnetic and archeomagnetic investigations of lime-plasters at some most important pre-Hispanic sites in Central Mexico. Both burned and unburned lime plasters (in total 30 samples) were analyzed from Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, Santa Cruz Atizapan and Pañhu. The characteristic directions determined in this study are considered to be of primary origin. Thermomagnetic investigation show that the remanence is carried in most cases by magnetite or Ti-poor titanomagnetite. Unblocking temperature spectra and relatively high coercivity point to 'small' pseudo-single domain magnetic structure grains as responsible for remanent magnetization. Single-component, linear demagnetization plots were observed in most of cases. The mean site directions are consistent with the available reference master curve for Mesoamerica.

  13. Does the contact time of alginate with plaster cast influence its properties?

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    Mariana Marquezan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to verify the influence of the time of contact between alginate and gypsum after the modeling procedure on the properties of the plaster cast, such as surface detail, dimensional stability and microhardness. Thirty cylindrical specimens of orthodontic gypsum Type III were made by means of impressions of a stainless steel master model which had five reference lines in the upper surface. The samples were divided into two groups: Group 1 (G1 - with time of contact of 1 hour; and Group 2 (G2 - 12 hours of contact. All the specimens were stored up to 48 hours until they underwent laboratory testing. Surface detail and dimensional stability were tested by one calibrated examiner using a visual analysis and a profilometer (Profile Projector Nikon model 6C, Nikon Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, respectively, to evaluate the quality of reproduction of the lines and the distances between them. The microhardness was determined for each sample by making six indentations with a Vickers diamond pyramid indenter (Buehler, Lake Bluff, USA under a load of 100 gF for 15 s. The results showed significant difference (P £ 0.05 between groups in two of the three properties examined: surface detail and microhardness, which decreased as the time of contact rose. The 12-hour time of contact between alginate and the plaster cast is not recommended because it influences the quality of the plaster cast.

  14. Does the contact time of alginate with plaster cast influence its properties?

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    Mariana Marquezan

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to verify the influence of the time of contact between alginate and gypsum after the modeling procedure on the properties of the plaster cast, such as surface detail, dimensional stability and microhardness. Thirty cylindrical specimens of orthodontic gypsum Type III were made by means of impressions of a stainless steel master model which had five reference lines in the upper surface. The samples were divided into two groups: Group 1 (G1 - with time of contact of 1 hour; and Group 2 (G2 - 12 hours of contact. All the specimens were stored up to 48 hours until they underwent laboratory testing. Surface detail and dimensional stability were tested by one calibrated examiner using a visual analysis and a profilometer (Profile Projector Nikon model 6C, Nikon Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, respectively, to evaluate the quality of reproduction of the lines and the distances between them. The microhardness was determined for each sample by making six indentations with a Vickers diamond pyramid indenter (Buehler, Lake Bluff, USA under a load of 100 gF for 15 s. The results showed significant difference (P £ 0.05 between groups in two of the three properties examined: surface detail and microhardness, which decreased as the time of contact rose. The 12-hour time of contact between alginate and the plaster cast is not recommended because it influences the quality of the plaster cast.

  15. Dilatometric studies of plaster sandmix in raw and heat treated state

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    M. Pawlak

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Results of dilatometric studies of bounded plaster sandmix applied in precision pressure below atmospheric casting, are presented in this paper. Sandmix composed of half-hydrate α-CaSO4·2H2O with different parts of silica SiO2 was a subject of investigations. Silica is a factor weakening the influence of phase transformations on total distortion of the mould during heating and thus influences the accuracy of prepared cast. Experimental moulders of dimensions 7x35 made of plaster sandmix with silica fraction equal 30; 40; 50; 60 and 70% were used during studies. Sandmix was tested in raw state and after heat treatment changing the α-half hydrate into anhydrite II (CaSO4. It was demonstrated that addition of the silica at level about 50% influences most advantageously on dimension changes of heated sandmix by lowering dilatations 3 times in comparison with sandmix composed of pure α-half hydrate. The transformation of plaster structure into anhydrite II is also important - the shrinkability phase disappears and expansion similar to linear-like appears. It was determined that it is possible to obtain sandmix of small, stabile distortion on the way of appropriate selection of components and heat treatment parameters what improves dimensional and shape accuracy limits of the cast and significantly limits internal stresses in the mould eliminating risk of its cracking.

  16. Exothermic properties of plaster-synthetic composite casts.

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    Burghardt, Rolf D; Anderson, John G; Reed, Rob A; Herzenberg, John E

    2014-03-01

    Plaster casts can cause burns. Synthetic casts do not. Composite plaster-synthetic casts have not been thoroughly evaluated. This study analyzed the temperature from plaster casts compared with composite casts in a variety of in vitro conditions that would simulate clinical practice. A Pyrex cylinder filled with constant body temperature circulating water simulated a human extremity. Circumferential casts, of either plaster or composite construction (plaster inner layer with outer synthetic layer), were applied to the model. Peak temperatures generated by the exothermic reactions were studied relative to the following variables: dip water temperature (24 °C versus 40 °C), cast thickness (16, 30, and 34 ply), and delayed (5-min) versus immediate application of the synthetic outer layers. Peak temperatures from the all-plaster casts were compared with the composite casts of the same thickness. Finally, the relative cast strength was determined. Potentially dangerous high temperatures were measured only when 40 °C dip water was used or when thick (30- or 34-ply) casts were made. Cast strength increased with increasing cast thickness. However, the presence of synthetics in the composite casts layers did not increase cast strength in every case. When applying composite casts, the outer synthetic layers should be applied several minutes after the plaster to minimize temperature rise. Composite casts do not routinely generate peak temperatures higher than plaster casts of similar thickness. Because the skin of children and the elderly is more temperature-sensitive than average adult skin, extra care should be taken to limit the exothermic reaction when casting children and the elderly: clean, room temperature dip water, minimal required cast thickness, avoidance of insulating pillows/blankets while the cast is drying.

  17. [Study of the stability of current plaster substitutes].

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    Wruhs, O

    1986-06-01

    In connection with company independent test series the clinically required usefulness of four different modern plaster substitutes were examined. A comparison of breakage resistance, deformation and relation of price versus stability of plaster bandages were considered. The advantage of using these materials, especially in case of prolonged cast immobilization, is-despite of higher financial costs - more appropriate because of lower weight, increased durability and hygienical comfort for the patients.

  18. [The antalgic and antiphiogistic function and mechanism of RGDT plaster].

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    Liu, Xiao-Xia; Wang, Zhi-wang; Chien, Xiao-pin; Liu, Cai-min; Tuo, Hai-yan

    2015-09-01

    To study the antalgic and antiphlogistic functions and mechanism of ronggudingtong (RGDT) plaster (traditional Chinese medicine). The painful models were established with hot plate test or acetic acid writhing and the inflammatory models were established with daubing dimethylbenzene on auricle or injecting formaldehyde in toe or synovial envelope to study the antalgic and antiphlogistic functions of RGDT Plaster. The total protein and leukotriene B4(LTB4) in inflammatory exudate were detected to investigate the antalgic and antiphlogistic mechanism of RGDT plaster. The mice were randomly divided into different groups (n = 11), on the basis of drug using, the indexes of pain threshold, swelling degree were observed. Sixty-six mice were used to establish gasbag synovitis model and randomly divided into normal control group,model control group, positive control group (Voltaren gel 0.8 mg/d)and low/medium/high dosage RGDT plaster treating groups(30 mg/d, 60 mg/d, 120 mg/d). 30 mg/d, 60 mg/d,120 mg/d RGDT plaster could upgrade the pain thresholds, remit auricular and foot swelling (P plaster has some antalgic and antiphlogistic functions, and one of the mechanisms is depressing synthesis of LTB4.

  19. Estimations of cholesterol, triglycerides and fractionation of lipoproteins in serum samples of some Nigerian female subjects

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    E.I. Adeyeye

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Blood samples (serum were collected to determine some biochemical parameters: total glycerides (TG, total cholesterol (TC, high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C and very low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (VLDL-C in 53 female subjects in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria using the Reflotron® (an auto analyser, supported with the use of questionnaire to get information on age and sex. Age range of the subjects was 18–80 years. The TG levels in all the subjects were < 200 mg/dL; only one subject (1.89% had TC < 200 mg/dL; nine subjects (17.0% had HDL-C ≤ 35 mg/dL; for LDL-C only one subject (1.89% had a desirable level of < 130 mg/dL; for VLDL-C 29 subjects (54.7% had values 17.2 mg/dL and above. For therapeutic decision-making, TC/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C, were calculated. In TC/HDL-C, three subjects (5.66% had values < 4.4 and in LDL-C/HDL-C, 41 subjects (77.4% had values < 4.5. Hence, TC, HDL-C, LDL-C, TC/HDL-C and slightly LDL-C/HDL-C and VLDL-C in the subjects could lead to increase coronary heart diseases. Results were matched for the age and sex of subjects.

  20. Development of Innovative Aerogel Based Plasters: Preliminary Thermal and Acoustic Performance Evaluation

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    Cinzia Buratti

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The thermal and acoustic properties of innovative insulating systems used as building coatings were investigated: Granular silica aerogel was mixed with natural plaster in different percentages. This coating solution is transpiring and insulating, thanks to the use of a natural lime coat and aerogel, a highly porous light material with very low thermal conductivity. The thermal conductivity of the proposed solution was evaluated by means of a Heat Flow meter apparatus (EN ISO 12667, considering different percentages of aerogel. The natural plaster without aerogel has a thermal conductivity of about 0.50 W/m K; considering a percentage of granular aerogel of about 90% in volume, the thermal conductivity of the insulating natural coating falls to 0.050 W/m K. Increasing the percentage of granular aerogel, a value of about 0.018–0.020 W/m K can be reached. The acoustic properties were also evaluated in terms of the acoustic absorption coefficient, measured by means of a Kundt’s Tube (ISO 10534-2. Two samples composed by a plasterboard support, an insulation plaster with aerogel (thicknesses 10 mm and 30 mm respectively and a final coat were assembled. The results showed that the absorption coefficient strongly depends on the final coat, so the aerogel-based plaster layer moderately influences the final value. The application of this innovative solution can be a useful tool for new buildings, but also for the refurbishment of existing ones. This material is in development: until now, the best value of the thermal conductivity obtained from manufacturers is about 0.015 W/m K.

  1. Evaluation of dyspnoea in a sample of elderly subjects recruited from general practice

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    Pedersen, F; Mehlsen, J; Raymond, I;

    2007-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to investigate the cause of dyspnoea in a sample of elderly individuals and to assess the diagnostic yield of a three-step examination algorithm for the evaluation of dyspnoea paired with a cost analysis. A total of 152 subjects were examined. A predefined...... of this algorithm translated into incremental costs per diagnosis achieved....

  2. Measuring Multidimensional Subjective Well-Being with the I COPPE Scale in a Hispanic Sample

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    Myers, Nicholas D.; Park, Sung Eun; Lefevor, G. Tyler; Dietz, Samantha; Prilleltensky, Isaac; Prado, Guillermo J.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to provide initial validity evidence for measuring multidimensional subjective well-being in a Hispanic sample with the Interpersonal, Community, Occupational, Physical, Psychological, Economic (I COPPE) Scale. Participants were 641 English-speaking adults who self-identified as Hispanic. Bi-factor analyses were used…

  3. Fault Sample Generation for Virtual Testability Demonstration Test Subject to Minimal Maintenance and Scheduled Replacement

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    Yong Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Virtual testability demonstration test brings new requirements to the fault sample generation. First, fault occurrence process is described by stochastic process theory. It is discussed that fault occurrence process subject to minimal repair is nonhomogeneous Poisson process (NHPP. Second, the interarrival time distribution function of the next fault event is proposed and three typical kinds of parameterized NHPP are discussed. Third, the procedure of fault sample generation is put forward with the assumptions of minimal maintenance and scheduled replacement. The fault modes and their occurrence time subject to specified conditions and time period can be obtained. Finally, an antenna driving subsystem in automatic pointing and tracking platform is taken as a case to illustrate the proposed method. Results indicate that both the size and structure of the fault samples generated by the proposed method are reasonable and effective. The proposed method can be applied to virtual testability demonstration test well.

  4. Perfluoroalkyl Acid Concentrations in Blood Samples Subjected to Transportation and Processing Delay.

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    Cathrine Carlsen Bach

    Full Text Available In studies of perfluoroalkyl acids, the validity and comparability of measured concentrations may be affected by differences in the handling of biospecimens. We aimed to investigate whether measured plasma levels of perfluoroalkyl acids differed between blood samples subjected to delay and transportation prior to processing and samples with immediate processing and freezing.Pregnant women recruited at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, (n = 88 provided paired blood samples. For each pair of samples, one was immediately processed and plasma was frozen, and the other was delayed and transported as whole blood before processing and freezing of plasma (similar to the Danish National Birth Cohort. We measured 12 perfluoroalkyl acids and present results for compounds with more than 50% of samples above the lower limit of quantification.For samples taken in the winter, relative differences between the paired samples ranged between -77 and +38% for individual perfluoroalkyl acids. In most cases concentrations were lower in the delayed and transported samples, e.g. the relative difference was -29% (95% confidence interval -30; -27 for perfluorooctane sulfonate. For perfluorooctanoate there was no difference between the two setups [corresponding estimate 1% (0, 3]. Differences were negligible in the summer for all compounds.Transport of blood samples and processing delay, similar to conditions applied in some large, population-based studies, may affect measured perfluoroalkyl acid concentrations, mainly when outdoor temperatures are low. Attention to processing conditions is needed in studies of perfluoroalkyl acid exposure in humans.

  5. The effect of sampling and storage on the fecal microbiota composition in healthy and diseased subjects.

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    Danyta I Tedjo

    Full Text Available Large-scale cohort studies are currently being designed to investigate the human microbiome in health and disease. Adequate sampling strategies are required to limit bias due to shifts in microbial communities during sampling and storage. Therefore, we examined the impact of different sampling and storage conditions on the stability of fecal microbial communities in healthy and diseased subjects. Fecal samples from 10 healthy controls, 10 irritable bowel syndrome and 8 inflammatory bowel disease patients were collected on site, aliquoted immediately after defecation and stored at -80 °C, -20 °C for 1 week, at +4°C or room temperature for 24 hours. Fecal transport swabs (FecalSwab, Copan were collected and stored for 48-72 hours at room temperature. We used pyrosequencing of the 16S gene to investigate the stability of microbial communities. Alpha diversity did not differ between all storage methods and -80 °C, except for the fecal swabs. UPGMA clustering and principal coordinate analysis showed significant clustering by test subject (p < 0.001 but not by storage method. Bray-Curtis dissimilarity and (unweighted UniFrac showed a significant higher distance between fecal swabs and -80 °C versus the other methods and -80 °C samples (p < 0.009. The relative abundance of Ruminococcus and Enterobacteriaceae did not differ between the storage methods versus -80 °C, but was higher in fecal swabs (p < 0.05. Storage up to 24 hours (at +4 °C or room temperature or freezing at -20 °C did not significantly alter the fecal microbial community structure compared to direct freezing of samples from healthy subjects and patients with gastrointestinal disorders.

  6. Mortality among unionized construction plasterers and cement masons.

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    Stern, F; Lehman, E; Ruder, A

    2001-04-01

    Plasterers perform a variety of duties including interior and exterior plastering of drywall, cement, stucco, and stone imitation; the preparation, installation, and repair of all interior and exterior insulation systems; and the fireproofing of steel beams and columns. Some of the current potential toxic exposures among plasterers include plaster of Paris, silica, fiberglass, talc, and 1,1,1-trichloroethylene; asbestos had been used by the plasterers in the past. Cement masons, on the other hand, are involved in concrete construction of buildings, bridges, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, highways, streets and roads, floors and pavements and the finishing of same, when necessary, by sandblasting or any other method. Exposures include cement dust, silica, asphalt, and various solvents. Proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) and proportionate cancer mortality ratios (PCMRs) were calculated for 99 causes of death among 12,873 members of the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association who died between 1972 and 1996 using United States age-, race-, and calender-specific death rates. Statistical significance (P value) of results was based upon the Poisson distribution. Among plasterers, statistically significant elevated mortality was observed for asbestosis, where the PMR reached 1,657 (P < 0.01) with eleven observed deaths and less than one death expected, for lung cancer (PCMR = 124, P < 0.01), and for benign neoplasms (PMR = 210, P < 0.05). Among cement masons, statistically significant elevated mortality was observed for cancer of the stomach (PCMR = 133, P < 0.01), benign neoplasms (PMR = 132, P < 0.01), and poisonings (PMR = 159, P < 0.05). Except for poisonings, which were not thought to be occupationally related, all of the statistically significant results occurred among those members who entered the union prior to 1950. However, the risk for lung cancer among plasterers was still elevated among those entering the union after 1970 as was the

  7. [Transdermal behavior of effective constituents in xuanbi gel plaster].

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    Liu, Yuehuan; Lu, Yang; Du, Shouying; Bai, Jie; Wang, Yue; Li, Huiyun

    2012-05-01

    To study the transdermal absorbability of gentiopicroside, naringin and protosappanin B contained in Xuanbi gel plaster. The Franz diffusing cells method was adopted for the in vitro model of rat belly skins. Three indexes, gentiopicroside, naringin and protosappanin B, residued in the accept liquid, skins and plaster were determined by HPLC. The penetration rates of gentiopicroside, naringin and protosappanin B were respectively 3.47, 1.59, 2.13 microg x cm(-2) x h(-1). After 24 h, their penetration rates were 25.42%, 11.73%, 17.78%, respectively. The residual quantities of gentiopieroside, naringin and protosappanin B in skin were 0.231, 0.593, 0.568 microg x cm(-2), ith the retention rates of 0.027%, 0.227%, 0.475%, respectively. The amount of residue of gentiopicroside, naringin and protosappanin B in plaster were 2179, 674, 278 microg, with the retention rates of 81.36%, 81.92%, 73.83%, respectively. The in vitro transdermal behavior of Xuanbi gel plaster is close to a zero-order process. The residual quantity the retention rate in skins is much lower than the penetration rate and the residual rate in plaster.

  8. Accuracy of stereolithographically printed digital models compared to plaster models.

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    Camardella, Leonardo Tavares; Vilella, Oswaldo V; van Hezel, Marleen M; Breuning, Karel H

    2017-03-30

    This study compared the accuracy of plaster models from alginate impressions and printed models from intraoral scanning. A total of 28 volunteers were selected and alginate impressions and intraoral scans were used to make plaster models and digital models of their dentition, respectively. The digital models were printed using a stereolithographic (SLA) 3D printer with a horseshoe-shaped design. Two calibrated examiners measured distances on the plaster and printed models with a digital caliper. The paired t test was used to determine intraobserver error and compare the measurements. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to evaluate the reliability of measurements for each model type. The measurements on plaster models and printed models show some significant differences in tooth dimensions and interarch parameters, but these differences were not clinically relevant, except for the transversal measurements. The upper and lower intermolar distances on the printed models were statistically significant and clinically relevant smaller. Printed digital models with the SLA 3D printer studied, with a horseshoe-shaped base made from intraoral scans cannot replace conventional plaster models from alginate impressions in orthodontics for diagnosis and treatment planning because of their clinically relevant transversal contraction.

  9. Thermophysical properties of hydrophobised lime plasters - The influence of ageing

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    Pavlíková, Milena; Zemanová, Lucie; Pavlík, Zbyšek

    2017-07-01

    The building envelope is a principal responsible for buildings energy loses. Lime plasters as the most popular finishing materials of historical buildings and culture monuments influence the thermal behaviour as well as construction material of masonry. On this account, the effect of ageing on the thermophysical properties of a newly designed lime plasters containing hydrophobic admixture is analysed in the paper. For the comparative purposes, the reference lime plaster is tested. The ageing is accelerated with controlled carbonation process to simulate the final plasters properties. Basic characterization of the tested materials is done using bulk density, matrix density, and porosity measurements. Thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity are experimentally assessed using a transient impulse method. The obtained data revealed the significant changes of the both studied thermal parameters in the dependence on plasters composition and age. The assessed material parameters will be stored in a material database, where will find use as an input data for computational modelling of heat transport in this type of porous building materials and evaluation of energy-savings and sustainability issues.

  10. Stable carbon and oxygen isotope investigation in historical lime mortar and plaster - Results from field and experimental study

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    Kosednar-Legenstein, B. [Institute of Applied Geosciences, Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstrasse 12, A-8010 Graz (Austria); Dietzel, M. [Institute of Applied Geosciences, Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstrasse 12, A-8010 Graz (Austria)], E-mail: martin.dietzel@tugraz.at; Leis, A. [Institute of Water Resources Management, Hydrogeology and Geophysics, Joanneum Research, Elisabethstrasse 16/II, A-8010 Graz (Austria); Stingl, K. [Institute of Applied Geosciences, Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstrasse 12, A-8010 Graz (Austria)

    2008-08-15

    Lime mortar and plaster were sampled from Roman, medieval and early modern buildings in Styria. The historical lime mortar and plaster consist of calcite formed in the matrix during setting and various aggregates. The stable C and O isotopic composition of the calcite matrix was analyzed to get knowledge about the environmental conditions during calcite formation. The {delta}{sup 13}C{sub matrix} and {delta}{sup 18}O{sub matrix} values range from -31 to 0 per mille and -26 to -3 per mille (VPDB), respectively. Obviously, such a range of isotope values does not represent the local natural limestone assumed to be used for producing the mortar and plaster. In an ideal case, the calcite matrix in lime mortar and plaster is isotopically lighter in the exterior vs. the interior mortar layer according to the relationship {delta}{sup 18}O{sub matrix} = 0.61 . {delta}{sup 13}C{sub matrix} - 3.3 (VPDB). Calcite precipitation by uptake of gaseous CO{sub 2} into alkaline Ca(OH){sub 2} solutions shows a similar relationship, {delta}{sup 18}O{sub calcite} = 0.67 . {delta}{sup 13}C{sub calcite} - 6.4 (VPDB). Both relationships indicate that the {sup 13}C/{sup 12}C and {sup 18}O/{sup 16}O values of the calcite reflect the setting behaviour of the lime mortar and plaster. Initially, CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere is fixed as calcite, which is accompanied by kinetic isotope fractionation mostly due to the hydroxylation of CO{sub 2} ({delta}{sup 13}C{sub matrix} {approx} -25 per mille and {delta}{sup 18}O{sub matrix} {approx} -20 per mille ). As calcite formation continued the remaining gaseous CO{sub 2} is subsequently enriched in {sup 13}C and {sup 18}O causing later formed calcite to be isotopically heavier along the setting path in the matrix. Deviations from such an ideal isotopic behaviour may be due to the evolution of H{sub 2}O, e.g. evaporation, the source of CO{sub 2}, e.g. from biogenic origin, relicts of the natural limestone, and secondary effects, such as

  11. Study of nitrogen losses at the microcosm in undisturbed soil samples subjected to thermal shocks

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    J. Cancelo-González

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Laboratory thermal shocks of different intensity and rainfall simulations were performed in undisturbed Leptic Umbrisol soil samples. Samples were collected in field using specially designed lysimeter boxes to allow sampling, thermal shocks and surface runoff and subsurface flow water collection during the rainfall simulations. Temperature was recorded during heating and degree-hours of accumulated heat were calculated and nitrogen losses in surface and subsurface water collected after two rainfall simulations were determined. Results show losses of total nitrogen from treatments 200 oC and 67 degrees-hours heat supplied in the leachate obtained after 150 mm of simulated rainfall compared with non-heat treated soils. Is remarkable that soils subjected to higher intensity heat treatments (400 oC and 278 67 degrees-hours show greater losses of N-Nitrate and N-Ammonia by subsurface flow, while this behavior was not observed in the other heat treatments.

  12. Does cutting a plaster window weaken its strength?

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    Patel, Nimesh; Wilson, Lance; Wansbrough, Guy

    2017-03-01

    A plaster window is usually created over a pressure area, or in some cases a wound or suture line. This can relieve pressure at the site, and provide an opportunity to change dressings, check on drainage, and inspect a wound or ulcer. There is concern that this can have an effect on its function to provide fracture stability, and weakens the plaster. The biomechanical effects of windowing on plaster strength were therefore investigated, as it has not previously been reported. A laboratory study was undertaken to compare the bending, kinking and torsion loads withstood by standardised Plaster of Paris (POP), Softcast and Fibreglass casts compared to those with a 60×40mm window fabricated in the centre at clinically defined endpoints using an Instron machine. The addition of a window significantly weakened the load to failure of POP; Fibreglass, and Softcast by 23.1% (473.1N); 25.9% (401.8N), and 29% (146.6N) respectively, during the 4-point bending tests. During the 3-point kinking tests, load to failure was reduced by 38.5% (297.8N); 35.3% (146.9N), and 51.5% (103.8N) respectively. All tests were checked for consistency and carried out in a single orthogonal plane for ease of comparison. The addition of a 60×40mm window to a cast made up of POP, Fibreglass or Softcast weakens the cast load to failure by up to 51% against a 3-point loading force. Though windowing of casts is necessary in certain situations, we advise precautions such as adding further layers of plaster to the window site, keeping the window as small as possible, and advising the patient of the increased risk of weakening and failure of the plaster so that they can take more care. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Effects of Plaster of Paris waste on the mechanical properties of pottery

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    Badarulzaman, N. A.; Nawi, A. M.; Ibrahim, M.

    2015-05-01

    Ceramic waste may come from ceramics industry such as Plaster of Paris(POP) mould waste. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility of using POP as filler in the manufacturing of pottery. The different weight percentage of filler (0 wt.%, 2 wt.%,4 wt.%, 6wt.%, 8wt.%) content were added into the composition of pottery. The samples were characterized via viscosity test and bending test. The result of the study revealed that the weight percent of waste POP increase affects the physical properties with increasing the strength values.

  14. Prevalence and Cognitive Bases of Subjective Memory Complaints in Older Adults: Evidence from a Community Sample

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    Thomas Fritsch

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To estimate the prevalence of subjective memory complaints (SMCs in a sample of community-dwelling, older adults and to examine cognitive bases of these complaints. Participants. 499 community-dwelling adults, 65 and older. Measurements. A telephone survey consisting of cognitive tests and clinical and sociodemographic variables. SMCs were based on subjects' evaluations and subjects' perceptions of others' evaluations. Analysis. Logistic regression was used to model the risk for SMCs as a function of the cognitive, clinical, and sociodemographic variables. We tested for interactions of the cognitive variables with age, education, and gender. Results. 27.1% reported memory complaints. Among the younger age, better objective memory performance predicted lower risk for SMCs, while among the older age, better memory had no effect on risk. Among the better-educated people, better global cognitive functioning predicted lower risk for SMCs, while among the less-educated people, better global cognitive functioning had no effect on SMC risk. When predicting others' perceptions, better objective memory was associated with lower risk for SMCs. Conclusion. Objective memory performance and global cognitive functioning are associated with lower risk for SMCs, but these relationships are the strongest for the younger age and those with more education, respectively. Age and education may affect the ability to accurately appraise cognitive functioning.

  15. Internalizing and externalizing personality and subjective effects in a sample of adolescent cannabis users.

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    García-Sánchez, Sara; Matalí, Josep Lluís; Martín-Fernández, María; Pardo, Marta; Lleras, Maria; Castellano-Tejedor, Carmina; Haro, Josep Maria

    2016-10-06

    Cannabis is the illicit substance most widely used by adolescents. Certain personality traits such as impulsivity and sensation seeking, and the subjective effects experienced after substance use (e.g. euphoria or relaxation) have been identified as some of the main etiological factors of consumption. This study aims to categorize a sample of adolescent cannabis users based on their most dominant personality traits (internalizing and externalizing profile). Then, to make a comparison of both profiles considering a set of variables related to consumption, clinical severity and subjective effects experienced. From a cross-sectional design, 173 adolescents (104 men and 69 women) aged 13 to 18 asking for treatment for cannabis use disorder in an Addictive Behavior Unit (UCAD) from the hospital were recruited. For the assessment, an ad hoc protocol was employed to register consumption, the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) and the Addiction Research Center Inventory (ARCI) 49-item short form were also administered. Factor analysis suggested a two-profile solution: Introverted, Inhibited, Doleful, Dramatizing (-), Egotistic (-), Self-demeaning and Borderline tendency scales composed the internalizing profile, and Submissive (-), Unruly, Forceful, Conforming (-) and Oppositional scales composed the externalizing profile. The comparative analysis showed that the internalizing profile has higher levels of clinical severity and more subjective effects reported than the externalizing profile. These results suggest the need to design specific intervention strategies for each profile.

  16. The Material Behavior Of Plastered-Bamboo Wall Towards Lateral Loads

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    V. R. R. Hutubessy,; Hrc. Priyosulistyo

    2014-01-01

    This study determined the lateral resistance capacity of the plastered-bamboo wall. The test was carried out on three pieces of plastered-bamboo wall. The first was plastered-bamboo wall without bracing (DP-TB), second was plastered-bamboo wall using bamboo bracing (DP-BB), and the last is a plastered-bamboo wall which uses wiremesh bracing (DP-BK). The static load (monotonic) test method was used to determine the correlation between the lateral resistance and the deflection o...

  17. Point prevalence of vertigo and dizziness in a sample of 2672 subjects and correlation with headaches.

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    Teggi, R; Manfrin, M; Balzanelli, C; Gatti, O; Mura, F; Quaglieri, S; Pilolli, F; Redaelli de Zinis, L O; Benazzo, M; Bussi, M

    2016-06-01

    Vertigo and dizziness are common symptoms in the general population, with an estimated prevalence between 20% and 56%. The aim of our work was to assess the point prevalence of these symptoms in a population of 2672 subjects. Patients were asked to answer a questionnaire; in the first part they were asked about demographic data and previous vertigo and or dizziness. Mean age of the sample was 48.3 ± 15 years, and 46.7% were males. A total of 1077 (40.3%) subjects referred vertigo/dizziness during their lifetime, and the mean age of the first vertigo attack was 39.2 ± 15.4 years; in the second part they were asked about the characteristics of vertigo (age of first episode, rotational vertigo, relapsing episodes, positional exacerbation, presence of cochlear symptoms) and lifetime presence of moderate to severe headache and its clinical features (hemicranial, pulsatile, associated with phono and photophobia, worse on effort). An age and sex effect was demonstrated, with symptoms 4.4 times more elevated in females and 1.8 times in people over 50 years. In the total sample of 2672 responders, 13.7% referred a sensation of spinning, 26.3% relapsing episodes, 12.9% positional exacerbation and 4.8% cochlear symptoms; 34.8% referred headache during their lifetime. Subjects suffering from headache presented an increased rate of relapsing episodes, positional exacerbation, cochlear symptoms and a lower age of occurrence of the first vertigo/dizziness episode. In the discussion, our data are compared with those of previous studies, and we underline the relationship between vertigo/dizziness from one side and headache with migrainous features on the other. © Copyright by Società Italiana di Otorinolaringologia e Chirurgia Cervico-Facciale, Rome, Italy.

  18. Auricular-Plaster Therapy for Treatment of IBS

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    敖学艳; 王宁

    2004-01-01

    @@ Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disease of the digestive system related to mental factors, is clinically characterized by diarrhea (or alternation of diarrhea and constipation) and abdominal pain. In recent years, the authors have used auricular-plaster therapy plus pressing on the back-shu points to treat IBS, and obtained good therapeutic results.

  19. [Treatment of persistent postmastectomy pain with 5% Lidocaine medicated plaster].

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    Cruto, M E; Baricocchi, E; Battistella, M; Bona, F; Giacoletto, G; Iacobellis, A; Moselli, N; Palomba, G; Sardo, E; Savojardo, M; Suita, L; Zocca, E; Debernardi, F

    2015-04-01

    Persistent postmastectomy pain (PPMP) syndrome is characterized by neuropathic pain that develops following surgery in breast cancer patients. The reported incidence of PPMP ranges between 30% and 50% and is estimated to increase as the number of women surviving cancer continues to rise. Though effective, today's drug treatments are poorly tolerated, limiting their use and reducing adherence to therapy. Since neuropathic pain is localized, international guidelines suggest that topical treatment with 5% Lidocaine medicated plaster either alone or combined with systemic drugs can be considered for pain management. In this retrospective study we reviewed the medical records of 11 patients treated with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster for moderate-to-severe PPMP at our institute between November 2013 and October 2014. Analysis showed that treatment with 5% Lidocaine medicated plaster, either alone or in combination with systemic drugs, achieved significant pain control already after the first week of therapy. The effectiveness and tolerability of 5% Lidocaine medicated plaster we observed suggests that it is a viable option in the management of PPMP.

  20. Plastering. Pre-Apprenticeship Phase 2 Training. Student Training Modules.

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    Hamblen, Ron

    These 20 Student Training Modules on plastering comprise one of nine sets of self-paced learning modules developed for Pre-Apprenticeship Phase 2 Training. (A companion instructor's guide is available separately as CE 031 569.) The modules are designed to impart trade knowledge and skills to the student. Each module contains some or all of the…

  1. No local recurrence of enchondroma after curettage and plaster filling.

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    Gaasbeek, R.D.A.; Rijnberg, W.J.; Loon, C.J.M. van; Meyers, H.; Feith, R.

    2005-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The most common treatment of enchondromas is curettage (with or without adjuvant therapy) followed by cancellous bone grafting. To avoid donor-site morbidity of the iliac crest, we applied plaster of Paris as a bone defect filler after curettage of enchondromas. MATERIALS AND METHODS:

  2. Analysis of transport and crystallisation of salts in restoration plasters

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    Hees, R.P.J. van; Lubelli, B.

    2002-01-01

    For the understanding of the salt crystallisation mechanism in restoration plasters, the understanding of water (moisture) transport is essential, as it is the influence of salts on the water transport. More specifically the drying behaviour, i.e. the moisture / salt transport and distribution durin

  3. The Material Behavior Of Plastered-Bamboo Wall Towards Lateral Loads

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    V. R. R. Hutubessy,

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study determined the lateral resistance capacity of the plastered-bamboo wall. The test was carried out on three pieces of plastered-bamboo wall. The first was plastered-bamboo wall without bracing (DP-TB, second was plastered-bamboo wall using bamboo bracing (DP-BB, and the last is a plastered-bamboo wall which uses wiremesh bracing (DP-BK. The static load (monotonic test method was used to determine the correlation between the lateral resistance and the deflection of plastered-bamboo wall. The monotonic testing was only conducted until the load has experience 20% decrease from peak load. The test results showed that the plastered-bamboo wall using wiremesh bracing had the peak load capacity, energy dissipation, and higher ductility than the plastered-bamboo wall using bamboo bracing. Elastic stiffness of the plastered-bamboo wall using bamboo bracing was 1.27 greater than plastered-bamboo wall using wiremesh bracing. The ultimate load resulted from the experiment of the plastered-bamboo wall with either bamboo or additional wiremeshbracingwas 25.52 kN and 26.37 kN or two times greater than the results of an analysis of the flexural failure based on Subedi method (1991 which was 14.39 kN.

  4. Determining fertility in a bovine subject comprises detecting in a sample from the bovine subject the presence or absence of genetic marker alleles associated with a trait indicative of fertility of the bovine subject and/or off-spring

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  5. Analysis of wall plasters and natural sediments from the Neolithic town of Çatalhöyük (Turkey) by a range of analytical techniques

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    Anderson, Emma; Almond, Matthew J.; Matthews, Wendy

    2014-12-01

    Wall plaster sequences from the Neolithic town of Çatalhöyük have been analysed and compared to three types of natural sediment found in the vicinity of the site, using a range of analytical techniques. Block samples containing the plaster sequences were removed from the walls of several different buildings on the East Mound. Sub-samples were examined by IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence to determine the overall mineralogical and elemental composition, whilst thin sections were studied using optical polarising microscopy, IR Microscopy and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis. The results of this study have shown that there are two types of wall plaster found in the sequences and that the sediments used to produce these were obtained from at least two distinct sources. In particular, the presence of clay, calcite and magnesian calcite in the foundation plasters suggested that these were prepared predominantly from a marl source. On the other hand, the finishing plasters were found to contain dolomite with a small amount of clay and no calcite, revealing that softlime was used in their preparation. Whilst marl is located directly below and around Çatalhöyük, the nearest source of softlime is 6.5 km away, an indication that the latter was important to the Neolithic people, possibly due to the whiter colour (5Y 8/1) of this sediment. Furthermore, the same two plaster types were found on each wall of Building 49, the main building studied in this research, and in all five buildings investigated, suggesting that the use of these sources was an established practice for the inhabitants of several different households across the site.

  6. Comparative study of dental arch width in plaster models, photocopies and digitized images

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    Maria Cristina Rosseto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to comparatively assess dental arch width, in the canine and molar regions, by means of direct measurements from plaster models, photocopies and digitized images of the models. The sample consisted of 130 pairs of plaster models, photocopies and digitized images of the models of white patients (n = 65, both genders, with Class I and Class II Division 1 malocclusions, treated by standard Edgewise mechanics and extraction of the four first premolars. Maxillary and mandibular intercanine and intermolar widths were measured by a calibrated examiner, prior to and after orthodontic treatment, using the three modes of reproduction of the dental arches. Dispersion of the data relative to pre- and posttreatment intra-arch linear measurements (mm was represented as box plots. The three measuring methods were compared by one-way ANOVA for repeated measurements (α = 0.05. Initial / final mean values varied as follows: 33.94 to 34.29 mm / 34.49 to 34.66 mm (maxillary intercanine width; 26.23 to 26.26 mm / 26.77 to 26.84 mm (mandibular intercanine width; 49.55 to 49.66 mm / 47.28 to 47.45 mm (maxillary intermolar width and 43.28 to 43.41 mm / 40.29 to 40.46 mm (mandibular intermolar width. There were no statistically significant differences between mean dental arch widths estimated by the three studied methods, prior to and after orthodontic treatment. It may be concluded that photocopies and digitized images of the plaster models provided reliable reproductions of the dental arches for obtaining transversal intra-arch measurements.

  7. Properties of type IV plaster considering variation in the mold/model position during setting stage

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    Tarcisio José de Arruda Paes Junior

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To assess the influence of the position of the mold during the setting stage of type IV stone plaster Durone (Dentsply Ind. Com., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the following properties: surface hardness and roughness. Methods: For the roughness test, two groups (n=6 in the form of pellets were prepared. In the first group, the surface of the base of the device was turned down during the plaster setting stage (N, in the second group this position was inverted, which has been described as an act of capsize it (E. For analysis, a roughness meter with reading precision of 0.01 μm was used. With regard to the hardness analysis, two groups with conical-shaped samples were obtained. The plasters were left to set under the same conditions of the mold/model position described for the previous experiment. Hardness measurement was performed in a durometer with a spherical penetrating tip for Rockwell readout. Three measurements were performed for each test specimen in both tests. Results: The hardness (N - 39.8, standard deviation = 3.3, E - 30.8, standard deviation = 5.6 and roughness data (N - 0.67, standard deviation = 0.17, E - 0.74, standard deviation = 0.13 submitted to the Student’s-t test (5% showed no statistically significant differences for the roughness test (0.489, but showed statistically significant differences for the hardness test (0.014. Conclusion: The variation in the mold/model position influenced the final characteristics of the specimens in terms of hardness, since those obtained with the capsize technique showed lower surface hardness, whereas for roughness these differences were not statistically significant.

  8. Interrelations between Subjective Health and Episodic Memory Change in Swedish and Canadian Samples of Older Adults

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    Wahlin, Ake; Maitland, Scott B.; Backman, Lars; Dixon, Roger A.

    2003-01-01

    Recent research has documented associations between subjective health ratings and objective indicators of disease and death. Less is known about relations between subjective health ratings and level of cognitive performance in older adults. In this study, we explored whether subjective health ratings are related to episodic memory performance,…

  9. Efficacy of a new blister prevention plaster under tropical conditions.

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    Sian-Wei Tan, Shani; Kok, Swee Kuan; Lim, Jeremy Khim Yong

    2008-01-01

    To survey the incidence of blister formation in a group of military recruits and to determine the efficacy of a new commercially available blister prevention plaster (Blist-O-Ban). Questionnaires were completed by 100 male recruits, and the same 100 were entered into a field trial. Due to illness, 2 did not complete the study. Premarch foot condition was documented. Each participant acted as his own control. Foot side and plaster site were randomly selected, and plasters were applied according to a strict protocol. Participants were re-examined for blisters after a 16-km hike with pack, and the condition of the feet was documented. A chi2 test was used to analyze the results. Ninety-eight volunteers with 101 Blist-O-Ban application sites participated. Twenty-seven participants developed a total of 46 blisters. Heel and toe blisters accounted for more than half of all blisters. None of the bandage application sites developed blisters, and 99 out of 101 bandages remained well adhered to the application sites. When applied according to strict protocol, the new blister prevention bandage remained well-adhered to application sites and prevented the formation of foot blisters even in humid tropical conditions.

  10. Calculation of k factor function for the carbonation process of lime-based plasters

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    Pavlíková, Milena; Pokorný, Jaroslav; Pavlík, Zbyšek

    2017-07-01

    The carbonation process of prepared lime plaster and lime based plaster with pozzolana active metakaolin is performed in an accelerated test arrangement. The depth of carbonation head is determined using colorimetric method and FTIR spectroscopy. Based on experimental data of carbonation head, time dependent k factor function is calculated that points to the decelerated and retarded propagation of the carbonation process due to metakaolin used in plaster composition.

  11. Sampling

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    2012-01-01

    Praise for the Second Edition "This book has never had a competitor. It is the only book that takes a broad approach to sampling . . . any good personal statistics library should include a copy of this book." —Technometrics "Well-written . . . an excellent book on an important subject. Highly recommended." —Choice "An ideal reference for scientific researchers and other professionals who use sampling." —Zentralblatt Math Features new developments in the field combined with all aspects of obtaining, interpreting, and using sample data Sampling provides an up-to-date treat

  12. Possibility of reconstruction of dental plaster cast from 3D digital study models

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    Kasparova, Magdalena; Grafova, Lucie; Dvorak, Petr; Dostalova,Tatjana; Prochazka, Ales; Eliasova, Hana; Prusa, Josef; Kakawand, Soroush

    2013-01-01

    Objectives To compare traditional plaster casts, digital models and 3D printed copies of dental plaster casts based on various criteria. To determine whether 3D printed copies obtained using open source system RepRap can replace traditional plaster casts in dental practice. To compare and contrast the qualities of two possible 3D printing options – open source system RepRap and commercially available 3D printing. Design and settings A method comparison study on 10 dental plaster casts from th...

  13. Behavior of plasters on the modern heat-effective exterior walls of buildings (rus

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    Babkov V.V.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Physical and mechanical characteristics, the most significant for the plasters with regard to the features of their behavior as the coating of building faces were evaluated. Results of quantitative estimation of stresses in the plaster layers on surfaces of different stiffness due to the plaster shrinkage are given. It is shown that with a decrease of the surface modulus of elasticity, stresses in the plaster coating are decreased either due to reduction of the effect of its deformations’ constraint. By analysis and with experiments it is proved, that the main factor evaluating the ultimate extensibility of the mortar is its viscoelasticity modulus, while mortar strength increase involves its stresses increase.

  14. Deformability of plastering compositions in design solutions of modern thermal protective exterior walls

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    R.R. Vakhitov

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, appearance of new constructive decisions for multilayer thermal efficient walls in the practice of design and construction caused the increasing use of protective and decorative plaster compositions. Comprehensive protective plaster systems nowadays are used in the facade insulation systems as a protective layer on the surface of polystyrene foam or mineral wool boards, forming the insulating layer to the outer walls of concrete blocks. They are also used for exterior finish of walls made of gas-concrete blocks, plastering the brickwork of the buildings operated by rehabilitation, in particular, apartment houses of old mass series. The problem of ensuring durability of thermal efficient external walls with the use of protective and decorative plaster systems were identified in this article. The factors, affecting the resistance of facade plasters to the action of external conditions in operating process were considered. The weaknesses in the necessary characteristics of plaster mixtures provided by material manufacturers are revealed. The existing methods for determining crack resistance of plaster compositions are monitored. The author's method of determining the maximum stretch of plaster compositions is given. The article presents tests results of various plaster compositions, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  15. Plaster of Paris-Short History of Casting and Injured Limb Immobilzation.

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    Szostakowski, B; Smitham, P; Khan, W S

    2017-01-01

    Various materials have been used since ancient times to help immobilise fractures. In this review, we discuss the history and developments of these materials as well as plaster of Paris. There has been a recent trend away from non-operative management of fractures, and skills in the use of plaster of Paris are declining. For the successful treatment of patients, it is important to appreciate how plaster works, how it should be used, and what can go wrong. In this review, we also discuss principles of applications and complications of plaster of Paris.

  16. Lidocaine/tetracaine medicated plaster: in minor dermatological and needle puncture procedures.

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    Croxtall, Jamie D

    2010-11-12

    The lidocaine/tetracaine medicated plaster comprises a lidocaine/tetracaine 70 mg/70 mg patch and a controlled heat-assisted drug delivery pod that increases the diffusion of lidocaine and tetracaine into the dermis. Following a 1-hour application period, systemic absorption of lidocaine or tetracaine from the plaster was minimal. The lidocaine/tetracaine medicated plaster provided effective pain relief for adult (including elderly) patients undergoing minor dermatological procedures and for adult and paediatric patients undergoing vascular access procedures. In randomized, double-blind clinical trials, patient-reported median pain scores were significantly lower with the lidocaine/tetracaine medicated plaster than with an identical plaster containing placebo in patients undergoing minor dermatological or vascular access procedures. Furthermore, patient-reported median pain scores were significantly lower with the lidocaine/tetracaine medicated plaster than with a lidocaine/prilocaine cream in patients undergoing vascular access procedures. In a large, randomized, double-blind trial in paediatric patients undergoing venipuncture, the overall incidence of pain was significantly lower with the lidocaine/tetracaine medicated plaster than with a lidocaine/prilocaine plaster. The lidocaine/tetracaine medicated plaster was well tolerated, with the most frequent treatment-related adverse events resolving spontaneously.

  17. Plaster of Paris–Short History of Casting and Injured Limb Immobilzation

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    Szostakowski, B.; Smitham, P.; Khan, W.S.

    2017-01-01

    Various materials have been used since ancient times to help immobilise fractures. In this review, we discuss the history and developments of these materials as well as plaster of Paris. There has been a recent trend away from non-operative management of fractures, and skills in the use of plaster of Paris are declining. For the successful treatment of patients, it is important to appreciate how plaster works, how it should be used, and what can go wrong. In this review, we also discuss principles of applications and complications of plaster of Paris. PMID:28567158

  18. Determinants of subjective well-being in representative samples of nations.

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    Ngamaba, Kayonda Hubert

    2017-04-01

    Maximising the happiness and life satisfaction [i.e. subjective well-being (SWB)] of citizens is a fundamental goal of international governmental organizations' policies. In order to decide what policies should be pursued in order to improve SWB there is a need to identify what the key drivers of SWB are. However, to date most studies have been conducted in unrepresentative samples of largely 'developed' nations. Data from the latest World Value Survey (2010-14) and gathered 85 070 respondents from 59 countries (Age 1-99 years, Mean = 42, SD = 16.54; 52.29% females) were pooled for the analysis. A cross-sectional multilevel random effects model was performed where respondents were nested by country. The average levels of SWB varied across countries and geographical regions. Among the lowest 10 SWB countries are nations from: Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union and Middle East and North Africa. Factors driving SWB include state of health, financial satisfaction, freedom of choice, GDP per capita, income scale, importance of friends, leisure, being females, weekly religious attendance, unemployment and income inequality. Nevertheless, according to Cohen's rules of thumb, most of these factors have 'small' effect sizes. Thus, the main factors that possibly will improve the SWB of people across the globe are: state of health, household's financial satisfaction and freedom of choice. To maximize the well-being of the population, policy makers may focus on health status, household's financial satisfaction and emancipative values. The levels of prosperity and political stability appear to positively improve the SWB of people.

  19. Possibility of reconstruction of dental plaster cast from 3D digital study models.

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    Kasparova, Magdalena; Grafova, Lucie; Dvorak, Petr; Dostalova, Tatjana; Prochazka, Ales; Eliasova, Hana; Prusa, Josef; Kakawand, Soroush

    2013-05-31

    To compare traditional plaster casts, digital models and 3D printed copies of dental plaster casts based on various criteria. To determine whether 3D printed copies obtained using open source system RepRap can replace traditional plaster casts in dental practice. To compare and contrast the qualities of two possible 3D printing options--source system RepRap and commercially available 3D printing. A method comparison study on 10 dental plaster casts from the Orthodontic department, Department of Stomatology, 2nd medical Faulty, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. Each of 10 plaster casts were scanned by inEos Blue scanner and the printed on 3D printer RepRap [10 models] and ProJet HD3000 3D printer [1 model]. Linear measurements between selected points on the dental arches of upper and lower jaws on plaster casts and its 3D copy were recorded and statistically analyzed. 3D printed copies have many advantages over traditional plaster casts. The precision and accuracy of the RepRap 3D printed copies of plaster casts were confirmed based on the statistical analysis. Although the commercially available 3D printing enables to print more details than the RepRap system, it is expensive and for the purpose of clinical use can be replaced by the cheaper prints obtained from RepRap printed copies. Scanning of the traditional plaster casts to obtain a digital model offers a pragmatic approach. The scans can subsequently be used as a template to print the plaster casts as required. Using 3D printers can replace traditional plaster casts primarily due to their accuracy and price.

  20. PCM-enhanced lime plasters for vernacular and contemporary architecture

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    Theodoridou, Magdalini; Kyriakou, Loucas; Ioannou, Ioannis

    2016-04-01

    In 1997, the European Union (EU) pledged to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below the levels of 1990 by the end of 2020. In recent years it has become evident that, in order to reach that goal, EU Member States must take measures to encourage sustainability in the building industry, which is a major energy consumer. Such measures should involve the use of innovative, environmentally friendly materials and methods in new constructions, as well as the renovation of existing properties by upgrading their current state of energy efficiency. Phase Change Materials (PCMs) have the ability to absorb and release thermal energy, in the form of latent heat, during the melting or solidifying processes respectively. Thus, they may be used as additives in the production of thermally efficient composite building materials. A PCM-enhanced plaster is a heat storage medium combining an appropriate PCM with a cementitious or non-cementitious matrix to produce a low-cost thermal storage material with structural and thermostatic properties. Although innovative technologies, such as PCMs, have certainly contributed to the boost in the evolution of the building materials industry in recent years, a significant proportion of these technologies and practices have not yet been fully exploited in materials based on traditional principles. This paper focuses on the design and production of novel cementless PCM-enhanced lime plasters, in line with the traditional production technology of lime composites. The new plasters are produced using either hydrated or natural hydraulic lime binder, crushed calcarenite sand (0-2 mm) and commercial microencapsulated PCM in powder form (5% w/w of solids). Results from comparative tests between reference mixtures and mixtures with the addition of PCM, carried out 28, 56 and 90 days after laboratory production, prove the potential of PCMs in enhancing the thermal performance of traditional lime-based composites. The modified composites

  1. Archaeomagnetic investigation of oriented pre-Columbian lime-plasters from Teotihuacan, Mesoamerica

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    Soler-Arechalde, A. M.; Sánchez, F.; Rodriguez, M.; Caballero-Miranda, C.; Goguitchaishvili, A.; Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J.; Manzanilla, L.; Tarling, D. H.

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    Results of an archaeomagnetic study of two excavation field seasons at the Xalla and Teopancazco residential areas of the ancient Prehispanic city of Teotihuacan, Central Mexico are reported. One-hundred and fifty three oriented samples of lime-plasters from the two archaeological sites were collected for the study. NRM directions are reasonably well grouped. Alternating field demagnetization shows single or two-component magnetizations. Rock magnetic measurements point to fine-grained titanomagnetites with pseudo-single domain behaviour. Characteristic site mean directions from both sites are correlated to the available palaeosecular variation curve for Mesoamerica. The mean directions obtained from Xalla site point to average dates of 550 AD±25 years that matches with the documented `Big Fire' of Teotihuacan (AD 575). Two consecutive construction levels at Teopancazco were estimated as AD 250-350 and AD 350-425 respectively.

  2. Effect of paint on vapour resistivity in plaster

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    de Villanueva, L.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The vapour resistivity of plaster coatings such as paint and their effectiveness as water repellents were studied in several types of plaster. To this end, painted, unpainted and pigmented specimens were tested. Experimental values were collected on diffusion and vapour permeability, or its inverse, water vapour resistivity.The data obtained were very useful for evaluating moisture exchange between plaster and the surrounding air, both during initial drying and throughout the life of the material. They likewise served as a basis for ensuring the proper evacuation of water vapour in walls, and use of the capacity of the porous network in plaster products to regulate moisture content or serve as a water vapour barrier to avoid condensation.Briefly, the research showed that pigments, water-based paints and silicon-based water repellents scantly raised vapour resistance. Plastic paints, enamels and lacquers, however, respectively induced five-, ten- and twenty-fold increases in vapour resistivity, on average.Se estudia el fenómeno de la resistividad al vapor de los de yeso y el efecto impermeabilizante que producen los recubrimientos de pintura sobre diversos tipos de yeso y escayola. Para ello, se ensayan probetas desnudas y recubiertas con distintos tipos de pintura, así como coloreados en masa. Se obtienen valores experimentales de la difusividad o permeabilidad al vapor o su inverso la resistividad al vapor de agua.Los datos obtenidos son muy útiles para valorar el fenómeno del intercambio de humedad entre el yeso y el ambiente, tanto durante el proceso de su secado inicial, como en el transcurso de su vida. Así como para disponer soluciones adecuadas para la evacuación del vapor de agua a través de los cerramientos, para utilizar la capacidad de regulación de la humedad, que proporciona el entramado poroso de los productos de yeso, o para impedir el paso del vapor de agua y evitar condensaciones.Como resumen de la investigación, se

  3. PPF-reinforced, ESP-lightened gypsum plaster

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    García Santos, A.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A new construction material has been obtained by adding aggregate to gypsum plaster which, without reducing the bending strength of plain gypsum plaster without aggregates, lowers its density, and consequently the weight of the construction elements made from the agglomerated material, by half.The aggregates used were expanded polystyrene beads and short polypropylene fibre.The new material addresses one of the issues of cardinal interest in construction materials and construction element research, namely the need to lighten materials so as to ease the burden on buildings’ bearing structures while facilitating assembly of construction units, by a single worker wherever possible.With a water / binder ratio of 0.7 and 2% (by weight of plaster of expanded polystyrene and 2% of polypropylene fibre aggregates, the decline in density achieved was 50,88% over plain gypsum plaster and 32.88% over plasterboard.Se ha obtenido un nuevo material de construcción aditivando el yeso o la escayola, mediante la incorporación de agregados, de modo que sin reducir la resistencia a flexotracción de una escayola sin ningún tipo de adición, reduce su densidad a la mitad, y por tanto, el peso de los elementos constructivos que puedan realizarse basándose en él.El material está compuesto por una adición de gránulos de poliestireno expandido y fibras cortadas de polipropileno.El nuevo material incide sobre aquellos aspectos de más interés en el campo de la investigación en construcción, en donde se intenta reducir el peso de los materiales, de modo que se grave lo menos posible la estructura resistente de las edificaciones, a la par que se facilitan los procedimientos de montaje de las unidades constructivas, al poder ser manejadas por un solo operario.La escayola, con relación de agua/conglomerante de 0,7, y con adiciones del 2% en peso (sobre la cantidad de escayola, tanto de poliestireno expandido como de fibras de polipropileno, permite reducir la

  4. Development of Biodegradable Nanosheets as Nano-adhesive Plasters

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    Shinji; Takeoka; Yosuke; Okamura; Toshinori; Fujie; Yoshihito; Fukui

    2007-01-01

    1 Results A nano-adhesive plaster is a biodegradable polymeric sheet with nanometer thickness; e.g.,one side is adhesive to a wound and the other side has high surface compatibility as biomaterial application.We proposed three kinds of polymeric nanosheets; the first is a sheet with ca.5 nm thickness made by cross-linking of human serum albumin (HSA) absorbed on a patterned octadecyltrimethoxysilane monolayer,the second is a nanosheet with ca.100 nm thickness prepared by thermal fusion of biodegradable P...

  5. Primers role in plastering systems on concrete surfaces

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    Fischer, H. B.

    2015-01-01

    A drastic reduction in time frames between the manufacturing process of concrete units and the rendering phase (including prior priming) does not allow the concrete to dry well. This fact is also underlined by changes in concrete technology (denser concrete and denser concrete surfaces). The tests showed that the reduction of drying time (storage time) had a significant influence on the bonding properties of gypsum plaster on concrete surfaces. In such cases it is absolutely necessary to use an appropriate primer no matter what the processing temperature (2 °C to 20 °C) might be. In this publication the varying primer quality is shown.

  6. The performance of a restoration plaster in the field: Investigation and monitoring of two case studies

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    Lubelli, B.; Hees, R.P.J. van; Groot, C.J.W.P.

    2005-01-01

    A large number of restoration plasters, especially developed for salt loaded substrates, have been introduced on the market in the last decades. The performance of these plasters in the field is not always satisfactory. The reasons of the failures may be found in the severity of the exposure conditi

  7. Salt transport and crystallization in plaster layers: A nuclear magnetic resonance study

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    Petkovic, J.; Pel, L.; Huinink, H.P.; Kopinga, K.; Hees, R.P.J. van

    2005-01-01

    The durability and performance of specially developed restoration plasters or renders, are not always as good as expected. Salt crystallization is one of the causes of the observed degradation processes. To understand these processes in more detail, we investigated whether transport in the plasters

  8. 3-D Wizardry: Design in Papier-Mache, Plaster, and Foam.

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    Wolfe, George

    Papier-mache, plaster, and foam are inexpensive and versatile media for 3-dimensional classroom and studio art experiences. They can be used equally well by elementary, high school, or college students. Each medium has its own characteristic. Papier-mache is pliable but dries into a hard, firm surface that can be waterproofed. Plaster can be…

  9. The performance of a restoration plaster in the field: Investigation and monitoring of two case studies

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    Lubelli, B.; Hees, R.P.J. van; Groot, C.J.W.P.

    2005-01-01

    A large number of restoration plasters, especially developed for salt loaded substrates, have been introduced on the market in the last decades. The performance of these plasters in the field is not always satisfactory. The reasons of the failures may be found in the severity of the exposure conditi

  10. 3-D Wizardry: Design in Papier-Mache, Plaster, and Foam.

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    Wolfe, George

    Papier-mache, plaster, and foam are inexpensive and versatile media for 3-dimensional classroom and studio art experiences. They can be used equally well by elementary, high school, or college students. Each medium has its own characteristic. Papier-mache is pliable but dries into a hard, firm surface that can be waterproofed. Plaster can be…

  11. Perfluoroalkyl Acid Concentrations in Blood Samples Subjected to Transportation and Processing Delay

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    Bach, Cathrine Carlsen; Henriksen, Tine Brink; Bossi, Rossana

    2015-01-01

    differences between the paired samples ranged between -77 and +38% for individual perfluoroalkyl acids. In most cases concentrations were lower in the delayed and transported samples, e.g. the relative difference was -29% (95% confidence interval -30; -27) for perfluorooctane sulfonate. For perfluorooctanoate...

  12. Subjective and Occupational Well-Being in a Sample of Mexican Workers

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    Bretones, Francisco Diaz; Gonzalez, Maria Julia

    2011-01-01

    This article examines the well-being of workers, observing that subjective and occupational well-being are interrelated but independent dimensions and analyzing their interaction with their modulating factors. Specifically, the relationships between well-being and personal value structures are examined, hypothesizing that congruence between…

  13. Salt damage of stone, plaster and painted layers at a medieval church, South-Hungary

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    Török, Ákos; Galambos, Éva

    2016-04-01

    The Chapel of Pécsvárad is one of the best preserved and oldest medieval stone monument in South Hungary. It dates back to the 11th century. The interior of the chapel is decorated with wall paintings, which are later and probably originating from the late 12th century. The wall painting is partly preserved and it is located on an interior stone wall of the chapel facing to the East. The wall painting shows various forms of damage from salt efflorescence to chipping. The current research provides information on the in situ and laboratory analyses of salts, plasters, pigments and stone material suggesting mechanisms of decay that lead to partial loss of the painting. Both on site techniques and laboratory analyses were performed. Imaging techniques such as UV luminescence and IR thermography were used to identify the moist and salt covered zones on the wall surface. Portable moisture meter were also applied to map the wet zones in the interior and also at the external part of the chapel. Schmidt hammer and Duroscop were used for testing the surface strength of stone. Laboratory tests were focused on mineralogical and chemical compositional analyses. Small samples of stone, mortar, plaster and pigments were tested by optical microscopy, SEM-EDX, XRD and Thermogravimetric analyses. According to our tests the chapel was predominantly made of porous limestone and sandstone. Laboratory analyses proved that the major salt responsible for the damage of external walls are gypsum and halite, while in the interior part higher amount of halite and significant amount of sodium-nitrate were found besides gypsum. The painted layers are on Byzantine-type of plaster with organic compounds (plant fragments) and with a substrate layer rich in calcium carbonate. The identified pigments are dominantly earth pigments such as iron-oxide containing red and yellow (ochre) and green earth. A unique preservation of ultramarine blue in Hungary was found on the wall painting. The partial

  14. Comparison of linear measurements and analyses taken from plaster models and three-dimensional images.

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    Porto, Betina Grehs; Porto, Thiago Soares; Silva, Monica Barros; Grehs, Renésio Armindo; Pinto, Ary dos Santos; Bhandi, Shilpa H; Tonetto, Mateus Rodrigues; Bandéca, Matheus Coelho; dos Santos-Pinto, Lourdes Aparecida Martins

    2014-11-01

    Digital models are an alternative for carrying out analyses and devising treatment plans in orthodontics. The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and the reproducibility of measurements of tooth sizes, interdental distances and analyses of occlusion using plaster models and their digital images. Thirty pairs of plaster models were chosen at random, and the digital images of each plaster model were obtained using a laser scanner (3Shape R-700, 3Shape A/S). With the plaster models, the measurements were taken using a caliper (Mitutoyo Digimatic(®), Mitutoyo (UK) Ltd) and the MicroScribe (MS) 3DX (Immersion, San Jose, Calif). For the digital images, the measurement tools used were those from the O3d software (Widialabs, Brazil). The data obtained were compared statistically using the Dahlberg formula, analysis of variance and the Tukey test (p plaster models using the caliper and from the digital models using O3d software were identical.

  15. Estimating species - area relationships by modeling abundance and frequency subject to incomplete sampling.

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    Yamaura, Yuichi; Connor, Edward F; Royle, J Andrew; Itoh, Katsuo; Sato, Kiyoshi; Taki, Hisatomo; Mishima, Yoshio

    2016-07-01

    Models and data used to describe species-area relationships confound sampling with ecological process as they fail to acknowledge that estimates of species richness arise due to sampling. This compromises our ability to make ecological inferences from and about species-area relationships. We develop and illustrate hierarchical community models of abundance and frequency to estimate species richness. The models we propose separate sampling from ecological processes by explicitly accounting for the fact that sampled patches are seldom completely covered by sampling plots and that individuals present in the sampling plots are imperfectly detected. We propose a multispecies abundance model in which community assembly is treated as the summation of an ensemble of species-level Poisson processes and estimate patch-level species richness as a derived parameter. We use sampling process models appropriate for specific survey methods. We propose a multispecies frequency model that treats the number of plots in which a species occurs as a binomial process. We illustrate these models using data collected in surveys of early-successional bird species and plants in young forest plantation patches. Results indicate that only mature forest plant species deviated from the constant density hypothesis, but the null model suggested that the deviations were too small to alter the form of species-area relationships. Nevertheless, results from simulations clearly show that the aggregate pattern of individual species density-area relationships and occurrence probability-area relationships can alter the form of species-area relationships. The plant community model estimated that only half of the species present in the regional species pool were encountered during the survey. The modeling framework we propose explicitly accounts for sampling processes so that ecological processes can be examined free of sampling artefacts. Our modeling approach is extensible and could be applied to a

  16. Estimating species – area relationships by modeling abundance and frequency subject to incomplete sampling

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    Yamaura, Yuichi; Connor, Edward F.; Royle, Andy; Itoh, Katsuo; Sato, Kiyoshi; Taki, Hisatomo; Mishima, Yoshio

    2016-01-01

    Models and data used to describe species–area relationships confound sampling with ecological process as they fail to acknowledge that estimates of species richness arise due to sampling. This compromises our ability to make ecological inferences from and about species–area relationships. We develop and illustrate hierarchical community models of abundance and frequency to estimate species richness. The models we propose separate sampling from ecological processes by explicitly accounting for the fact that sampled patches are seldom completely covered by sampling plots and that individuals present in the sampling plots are imperfectly detected. We propose a multispecies abundance model in which community assembly is treated as the summation of an ensemble of species-level Poisson processes and estimate patch-level species richness as a derived parameter. We use sampling process models appropriate for specific survey methods. We propose a multispecies frequency model that treats the number of plots in which a species occurs as a binomial process. We illustrate these models using data collected in surveys of early-successional bird species and plants in young forest plantation patches. Results indicate that only mature forest plant species deviated from the constant density hypothesis, but the null model suggested that the deviations were too small to alter the form of species–area relationships. Nevertheless, results from simulations clearly show that the aggregate pattern of individual species density–area relationships and occurrence probability–area relationships can alter the form of species–area relationships. The plant community model estimated that only half of the species present in the regional species pool were encountered during the survey. The modeling framework we propose explicitly accounts for sampling processes so that ecological processes can be examined free of sampling artefacts. Our modeling approach is extensible and could be applied

  17. Third molar maturity index by measurements of open apices in a Libyan sample of living subjects.

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    Dardouri, Ashref Ali Khalifa; Cameriere, Roberto; De Luca, Stefano; Vanin, Stefano

    2016-10-01

    In most countries, forensic age estimation in living subjects has become increasingly important in the last few years. In addition, as the age of legal majority ranges from 14 to 18 in many countries, and in Libya it is 18 years, radiographic assessment of the degree of third molar development is essential for forensic age estimation of adolescents and young adults. The aim of this paper is to assess the accuracy of the cut-off value of 0.08, by measurements of third molar index (I3M), in determining if a subject is adult or not in Libyan population. Digital panoramic radiographs of 307 healthy subjects (163 girls, 144 boys), aged between 14 and 22, were analysed. The I3M, the age and the sex of the subjects were used as predictive variable for age estimation. Using a cut-off of 0.08, the sensitivity of the test for boys was 90.9% and the specificity 100%. The proportion of correctly classified individuals was 95.1% (95% CI: 91.5-98.7%). The sensitivity for girls was 90.6% and the specificity 100%. The proportion of correctly classified individuals was 94.5% (95% CI: 90.9-98.1%). Estimated post-test probability in boys and girls was 100%. Further analyses, performed using a cut-off of 0.09, do not affect the specificity (100%) while they improve the sensitivity for both boys and girls. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Lead, cadmium, and zinc concentrations in plaster and mortar from structures in Jasper and Newton Counties, Missouri (Tri-State Mining District).

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    Perry, Phyllis M; Pavlik, Jeffrey W; Sheets, Ralph W; Biagioni, Richard N

    2005-01-05

    The primary goal of this study was to evaluate anecdotal evidence that within Jasper and Newton Counties, Missouri, two counties within the Tri-State Mining District, granular mine tailings were commonly used in place of river sands in wall plasters and mortar. Interior wall plaster and mortar samples from structures in this mining district were analyzed for lead, cadmium, and zinc, and compared to samples from Springfield, MO (comparison site). The Jasper and Newton County samples showed elevated concentrations of the three elements, consistent with the inclusion of mine tailings, with a number of samples containing lead and cadmium at concentrations greater than EPA remediation targets for yard soil. X-ray diffraction studies showed the presence of the zinc ore minerals, sphalerite and hemimorphite, in high level samples. Thin section optical studies identified the major component of the aggregate as chert, a mineral abundant within the tailing piles. Because dust from crumbling plaster and mortar could represent an avenue for significant heavy metal exposure to building occupants, we suggest that there may be associated health consequences that should be further evaluated.

  19. Lead, cadmium, and zinc concentrations in plaster and mortar from structures in Jasper and Newton Counties, Missouri (Tri-State Mining District)

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    Perry, Phyllis M. [Chemistry Department, Southwest Missouri State University, 901 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804 (United States); Pavlik, Jeffrey W. [Chemistry Department, Southwest Missouri State University, 901 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804 (United States); Sheets, Ralph W. [Chemistry Department, Southwest Missouri State University, 901 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804 (United States); Biagioni, Richard N. [Chemistry Department, Southwest Missouri State University, 901 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804 (United States)]. E-mail: rnb266f@smsu.edu

    2005-01-05

    The primary goal of this study was to evaluate anecdotal evidence that within Jasper and Newton Counties, Missouri, two counties within the Tri-State Mining District, granular mine tailings were commonly used in place of river sands in wall plasters and mortar. Interior wall plaster and mortar samples from structures in this mining district were analyzed for lead, cadmium, and zinc, and compared to samples from Springfield, MO (comparison site). The Jasper and Newton County samples showed elevated concentrations of the three elements, consistent with the inclusion of mine tailings, with a number of samples containing lead and cadmium at concentrations greater than EPA remediation targets for yard soil. X-ray diffraction studies showed the presence of the zinc ore minerals, sphalerite and hemimorphite, in high level samples. Thin section optical studies identified the major component of the aggregate as chert, a mineral abundant within the tailing piles. Because dust from crumbling plaster and mortar could represent an avenue for significant heavy metal exposure to building occupants, we suggest that there may be associated health consequences that should be further evaluated.

  20. Recognizing faces with single sample per subject using fusion of transforms

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    Sujata G. Bhele

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Face recognition has attracted attention of the researchers. Face recognition becomes challenging if various factors are considered such as varying illumination, pose, facial expression and somewhat occlusion. The face recognition becomes more challenging if the single sample per person is available. In this paper a fusion of method is proposed to deal with single sample per person. Gabor transform is good for eliminating the orientation differences. An efficient ridgelet transform is proposed which effectively collects the meaningful rotational features. The results obtained from these two transforms are combined to classify the face image using support vector machine and distance based classifier. Experiments on FEI, JAFFE, ORL, UMIST, MUCT face datasets shows that the proposed method improves the performance in the scenario of one training sample per person.

  1. Association between essential trace and toxic elements in scalp hair samples of smokers rheumatoid arthritis subjects

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    Afridi, Hassan Imran, E-mail: hassanimranafridi@yahoo.com [Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. (Ireland); National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro (Pakistan); Kazi, Tasneem Gul, E-mail: tgkazi@yahoo.com [National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro (Pakistan); Brabazon, Dermot, E-mail: dermot.brabazon@dcu.ie [Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. (Ireland); Naher, Sumsun, E-mail: sumsun.naher@dcu.ie [Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. (Ireland)

    2011-12-15

    The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been increased among people who possess habit of tobacco smoking. In the present study, zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) were determined in scalp hair samples of smokers and nonsmokers RA patients, residents of Dublin, Ireland. For comparison purposes scalp hair samples of age and sex matched healthy smokers and nonsmokers were also analyzed. The concentrations of understudied elements were measured by inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectrophotometer, prior to microwave assisted acid digestion. The validity and accuracy of methodology was checked using certified reference material (NCS ZC 81002b) and by the conventional wet acid digestion method on the same certified reference material and on real samples. The mean hair Zn, Cu and Mn contents were significantly lower in smokers and nonsmokers RA patients as compared to healthy individuals (p = 0.01-0.001). Whereas the concentrations of Cd and Pb were significantly higher in scalp hair samples of RA patients of both group (p < 0.001). The referent smokers have high level of Cd and Pb in their scalp hair samples as compared to those had not smoking tobacco (p < 0.01). The ratio of Cd and Pb to Zn, Cu and Mn in scalp hair samples was also calculated. The Cd/Zn ratio was higher in smoker RA patients with related to nonsmoker RA and referents. This study is compelling evidence in support of positive associations between toxic elements, cigarette smoking, deficiency of essential trace elements and risk of arthritis.

  2. Cleaning plaster surfaces with agar-agar gels: evaluation of the technique

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    Sonia Tortajada Hernando

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Cleaning plaster surfaces represent a challenge for conservators It should only be performed following fully tested methods that guarantee the conservation of such fragile material. The goal of this work is to establishing a suitable cleaning method for this type of artworks from the tested concentrations and time of applications, using agar gels on plaster supports. Morphological, porosity and weight variations have been studied. Confocal and stereomicroscopy have been used as analytical techniques, as well as the measurement of water vapor permeability and weight have been taken on the samples. La limpieza de superficies de yeso-escayola con geles de agar-agar: evaluación de la técnica Resumen: La limpieza segura y eficiente de las superficies de yeso constituye un reto y una responsabilidad para el conservador-restaurador, y debe llevarse a cabo siguiendo métodos testados que garanticen su correcta conservación. La intención de este trabajo es determinar, a partir de las concentraciones y tiempos de aplicación ensayados, cuáles serían los parámetros óptimos para la ejecución de una limpieza eficaz e inocua empleando geles de agar-agar sobre soportes de yeso. Se han comprobado las posibles variaciones morfológicas de la superficie, las variaciones de la porosidad y del peso, así como la presencia de residuos, para lo cual se ha empleado la microscopía confocal, microscopía binocular, la medida de la permeabilidad al vapor de agua y la medida del peso de las muestras.

  3. Gastrointestinal dysfunction in a community sample of subjects with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

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    Lanng, Charlotte; Mortensen, Dennis; Friis, Merete

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND/AIM: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects about 15-20% of the population of the Western countries. Traditionally, IBS has been an exclusion diagnosis, but recently definitions have emerged from population-based research. The aim of this population-based study was to evaluate any...... enema, measurement of colonic transit time, and rectoscopy. RESULTS: Compared to the group without abdominal complaints significantly more subjects with IBS had spasms of the colon (OR = 10.2 (1.2-87.3)), and abnormal contractions of the oesophagus at manometry (OR = 9.1 (1.1-78.2)). Furthermore...

  4. Evaluation of dyspnoea in a sample of elderly subjects recruited from general practice

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    Pedersen, F; Mehlsen, J; Raymond, I

    2007-01-01

    . Of 129 subjects with dyspnoea, 68 (53%) had signs of lung disease, 27 (21%) had heart disease, a total of 43 (33%) were obese, 20 (16%) were obese without other causes of dyspnoea and five (4%) had general physical deconditioning. Twelve per cent had none of the above-mentioned potential causes...... in most cases, the most frequent being lung disease followed by heart disease and obesity. These data shed light on the diagnostic yield that can be expected from a relatively simple diagnostic approach, including the most frequent recommended initial screening tests. As expected, the incremental nature...

  5. Theoretical preconditions for optimization of composition and technological parameters of the plaster for walls made of aerated concrete blocks (rus

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    Paruta V.A.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper reveals the mechanism of cracking in the "aerated concrete masonry - plaster coating" system, which causes the reduction of cladding’s durability. The temperature deformations in the structure are analyzed. On this basis the theoretical background to optimize the composition and technological parameters of the plaster was developed. The composition of plaster mixtures based on the expanded clay, carbonate, perlite and other fillers was also developed. The proposition that targeted modification of plaster can ensure optimal operation of the "laying-plaster" system is experimentally confirmed.

  6. Simulation of Stress-Strain behavior for one-dimensional aluminum samples subjected to high temperature

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    Bellini, Anna; Thorborg, Jesper; Hattel, Jesper

    2004-01-01

    In order to satisfy the growing need in high quality aluminum cast parts of the automobile industries, in the last decades the foundries have been showing an increasing interest in the implementation of numerical simulations as part of their process design. As a consequence, it is possible to find...... the analysis of the next phases, such as heat treatment and life prediction of the cast parts. Because of the lack of numerical program tools capable of predicting the stress-strain behavior of aluminum parts subjected to high temperature, it is indeed normally assumed that at the end of the thermal treatment...... in literature several programs capable of simulating the entire casting process, i.e. filling, solidification, as well as developed thermomechanical stresses. However, it is common practice in the foundry industry that the results obtained by the simulation of the cast process are "forgotten" during...

  7. SAMPLING PLAN FOR ASSESSING BROWN ROT SEVERITY IN PEACHES SUBJECTED TO DIFFERENT PLANT EXTRACTS

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    KELLY PAZOLINI

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The identification of brown rot control derivatives has been the focus of intense research owing to the negative effects of the unrelenting usage of fungicides. Brown rot, caused by Monilinia fructicola, is an important post-harvest disease of peaches. The goal of this study was to estimate the optimum sample size of peaches in order to assess the average lesion size and the influence of different plant extracts on the fruits. Three preparation forms (FPE were evaluated, as well as another seven forms of application (FAE of canola and mustard extracts on peaches, with applications of the pathogen’s inoculum. Five fruits were utilized in five repetitions per treatment. Evaluation involved measurement of the fruits’ lesioned areas. The necessary sampling size was determined for estimation of the averages for each treatment and experiment. For measurement of the lesion size, 99 fruits in FPE and 23 fruits in FAE were sufficient for estimating the average with an estimation error of 10%. Based on the same estimation error, the sampling size is contingent on the extracts (canola, and mustard, batches of fruits, forms of extraction, and extract application on the fruits.

  8. Third molar development by measurements of open apices in an Italian sample of living subjects.

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    De Luca, Stefano; Pacifici, Andrea; Pacifici, Luciano; Polimeni, Antonella; Fischetto, Sara Giulia; Velandia Palacio, Luz Andrea; Vanin, Stefano; Cameriere, Roberto

    2016-02-01

    The aim of this study is to analyse the age-predicting performance of third molar index (I3M) in dental age estimation. A multiple regression analysis was developed with chronological age as the independent variable. In order to investigate the relationship between the I3M and chronological age, the standard deviation and relative error were examined. Digitalized orthopantomographs (OPTs) of 975 Italian healthy subjects (531 female and 444 male), aged between 9 and 22 years, were studied. Third molar development was determined according to Cameriere et al. (2008). Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to study the interaction between I3M and the gender. The difference between age and third molar index (I3M) was tested with Pearson's correlation coefficient. The I3M, the age and the gender of the subjects were used as predictive variable for age estimation. The small F-value for the gender (F = 0.042, p = 0.837) reveals that this factor does not affect the growth of the third molar. Adjusted R(2) (AdjR(2)) was used as parameter to define the best fitting function. All the regression models (linear, exponential, and polynomial) showed a similar AdjR(2). The polynomial (2nd order) fitting explains about the 78% of the total variance and do not add any relevant clinical information to the age estimation process from the third molar. The standard deviation and relative error increase with the age. The I3M has its minimum in the younger group of studied individuals and its maximum in the oldest ones, indicating that its precision and reliability decrease with the age.

  9. Thermophysical properties of hydrophobised lime plaster - Experimental analysis of moisture effect

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    Pavlíková, Milena; Pernicová, Radka; Pavlík, Zbyšek

    2016-07-01

    Lime plasters are the most popular finishing materials in renewal of historical buildings and culture monuments. Because of their limited durability, new materials and design solutions are investigated in order to improve plasters performance in harmful environmental conditions. For the practical use, the plasters mechanical resistivity and the compatibility with substrate are the most decisive material parameters. However, also plasters hygric and thermal parameters affecting the overall hygrothermal function of the renovated structures are of the particular importance. On this account, the effect of moisture content on the thermophysical properties of a newly designed lime plasters containing hydrophobic admixture is analysed in the paper. For the comparative purposes, the reference lime and cement-lime plasters are tested as well. Basic characterization of the tested materials is done using bulk density, matrix density, and porosity measurements. Thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity in the broad range of moisture content are experimentally accessed using a transient impulse method. The obtained data reveals the significant increase of the both studied thermal parameters with increasing moisture content and gives information on plasters behaviour in a highly humid environment and/or in the case of their possible direct contact with liquid water. The accessed material parameters will be stored in a material database, where can find use as an input data for computational modelling of coupled heat and moisture transport in this type of porous building materials.

  10. The topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in localized neuropathic pain: a reappraisal of the clinical evidence.

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    de León-Casasola, Oscar A; Mayoral, Victor

    2016-01-01

    Topical 5% lidocaine medicated plasters represent a well-established first-line option for the treatment of peripheral localized neuropathic pain (LNP). This review provides an updated overview of the clinical evidence (randomized, controlled, and open-label clinical studies, real-life daily clinical practice, and case series). The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster effectively provides pain relief in postherpetic neuralgia, and data from a large open-label controlled study indicate that the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is as effective as systemic pregabalin in postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic polyneuropathy but with an improved tolerability profile. Additionally, improved analgesia and fewer side effects were experienced by patients treated synchronously with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, further demonstrating the value of multimodal analgesia in LNP. The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster provides continued benefit after long-term (≤7 years) use and is also effective in various other LNP conditions. Minor application-site reactions are the most common adverse events associated with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster; there is minimal risk of systemic adverse events and drug-drug interactions. Although further well-controlled studies are warranted, the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is efficacious and safe in LNP and may have particular clinical benefit in elderly and/or medically compromised patients because of the low incidence of adverse events.

  11. Venous thromboembolism during hip plaster cast immobilisation: review of the literature.

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    Struijk-Mulder, M C; Ettema, H B; Heyne, R A J; Rondhuis, J J; Büller, H R; Verheyen, C C P M

    2014-01-01

    There is a paucity of data regarding the risk of deep vein thrombosis during hip plaster cast immobilisation. The purpose of this article was to review the available evidence regarding the incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hip plaster cast immobilisation. All papers describing hip plaster cast immobilisation published in the English literature retrieved from PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane database were reviewed. Articles regarding children, hip dysplasia, congenital hip dislocation and Legg-Calvé-Perthes were excluded. A total of three papers were available for analysis. We also describe a case of pulmonary embolism during hip cast immobilisation. The overall incidence of symptomatic VTE during hip plaster cast immobilisation was 0% in 343 patients. The incidence of symptomatic VTE in hip cast brace was 2.3% (range 0-3%). Our systematic review of the literature showed a paucity of data regarding the incidence of VTE during hip plaster cast immobilisation. We describe the first case of pulmonary embolism during hip plaster cast immobilisation. We recommend that patients who are fitted with a hip plaster cast should be routinely screened for additional risk factors. When risk factors are present, patients should be considered for pharmacological thromboprophylaxis.

  12. [Acupuncture combined with moxibustion plaster for nerve-root type cervical spondylosis].

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    Liu, Li-an; Zhang, Shu; Wang, Hajying; Tang Lixin

    2016-02-01

    To compare the clinical efficacy differences between acupuncture combined with moxi-bustion plaster and electroacupuncture (EA) for nerve-root type cervical spondylosis. A total of 60 casesof nerve-root type cervical spondylosis were randomly divided into a plaster group and an EA group, 30 cases ineach one. Patients in the plaster group were treated with regular acupuncture at Jiaji(EX-B 2) points and ashipoints, combined with moxibustion plaster at Gaohuang (BL 43); patients in the EA group were treated with EAat identical acupoints as plaster group. The treatment was given once a day, and 5 days were taken as one course;there was an interval of 2 days between courses and totally 2 courses were performed. The pain questionnaires andquantitative score of signs and symptoms were observed before and after treatment in the two groups. The clinicalefficacy of the two groups was compared. The total effective rate was 96. 7% (29/30) in the plastergroup, which was not significantly different from 93. 3% (28/30) in the EA group (P>0. 05). After treatment,PRI, VAS and PPI were all reduced in the two groups (all Pplaster groups (all Pplaster group (all Pplaster and EA both have superior clinical efficacy for nerve-root type cervical spondylosis; EA issuperior to acupuncture combined with moxibustion plaster on relieving pain, while acupuncture combined withmoxibustion plaster is superior to EA on improving life quality, muscle strength and feeling.

  13. Orthodontic measurements on digital study models compared with plaster models: a systematic review.

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    Fleming, P S; Marinho, V; Johal, A

    2011-02-01

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the validity of the use of digital models to assess tooth size, arch length, irregularity index, arch width and crowding versus measurements generated on hand-held plaster models with digital callipers in patients with and without malocclusion. Studies comparing linear and angular measurements obtained on digital and standard plaster models were identified by searching multiple databases including MEDLINE, LILACS, BBO, ClinicalTrials.gov, the National Research Register and Pro-Quest Dissertation Abstracts and Thesis database, without restrictions relating to publication status or language of publication. Two authors were involved in study selection, quality assessment and the extraction of data. Items from the Quality Assessment of Studies of Diagnostic Accuracy included in Systematic Reviews checklist were used to assess the methodological quality of included studies. No meta-analysis was conducted. Comparisons between measurements of digital and plaster models made directly within studies were reported, and the difference between the (repeated) measurement means for digital and plaster models were considered as estimates. Seventeen relevant studies were included. Where reported, overall, the absolute mean differences between direct and indirect measurements on plaster and digital models were minor and clinically insignificant. Orthodontic measurements with digital models were comparable to those derived from plaster models. The use of digital models as an alternative to conventional measurement on plaster models may be recommended, although the evidence identified in this review is of variable quality. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  14. Accuracy of laser-scanned models compared to plaster models and cone-beam computed tomography.

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    Kim, Jooseong; Heo, Giseon; Lagravère, Manuel O

    2014-05-01

    To compare the accuracy of measurements obtained from the three-dimensional (3D) laser scans to those taken from the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans and those obtained from plaster models. Eighteen different measurements, encompassing mesiodistal width of teeth and both maxillary and mandibular arch length and width, were selected using various landmarks. CBCT scans and plaster models were prepared from 60 patients. Plaster models were scanned using the Ortho Insight 3D laser scanner, and the selected landmarks were measured using its software. CBCT scans were imported and analyzed using the Avizo software, and the 26 landmarks corresponding to the selected measurements were located and recorded. The plaster models were also measured using a digital caliper. Descriptive statistics and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) were used to analyze the data. The ICC result showed that the values obtained by the three different methods were highly correlated in all measurements, all having correlations>0.808. When checking the differences between values and methods, the largest mean difference found was 0.59 mm±0.38 mm. In conclusion, plaster models, CBCT models, and laser-scanned models are three different diagnostic records, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The present results showed that the laser-scanned models are highly accurate to plaster models and CBCT scans. This gives general clinicians an alternative to take into consideration the advantages of laser-scanned models over plaster models and CBCT reconstructions.

  15. Influence of Conditions of Preparing the Foamed Plaster on its Degree of Foaming

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    M. Pawlak

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Foamed plaster moulds are used in precision casting process of non-ferrous alloys. Casting from those moulds are characterizedby high dimensional accuracy, very good shape pattering and small surface roughness. However, a drawback of the plaster mould is very low permeability. A substational improvement of this parametr may be achived through physical or phisico-chemical treatment of the plaster slurry or prepared mould. The most advantageous results can be obtained by foaming the slurry. The investigatious comprised evaluation of the influence of mixing parametrs (mixer type, rotation and mixing time, settings the mixer in mixing device and the content of a foaming agent on the degree of foaming of the plaster. The tests were carried out using the α-plaster Hartform-H1 and Alkanol XC as a foaming agent. The structure of a slurry produced after foaming is non-homogeous. Therefore, the investigations were completed by making appropriate of this process. Analysis of the results leads to the conclusion, that the foamed plaster Hartform_H1 reaches the top degree of foaming at the following parameters: the water/plaster ratio W/G=0.55, the content of Alkanol XC a=0.07%, stirring with a perforate disc mixer at the rotation speed nm=4000 rpm during τm=30 s. In turn the top homogeneity of the foamed plaster slurry can be achieved at the rotation speed nu=1400 rpm during τu=30 s., while other parameters are the same as in the foaming process. The obtained results can provide the basis for the elaboration of the industry procedures useful in the production of the plaster moulds for precision casting.

  16. Microjetting from grooved surfaces in metallic samples subjected to laser driven shocks

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    Rességuier, T. de, E-mail: resseguier@ensma.fr [Institut PPRIME, UPR 3346, CNRS, ENSMA, Université de Poitiers, 1 ave. Clément Ader, 86961 Futuroscope Cedex (France); Lescoute, E.; Sollier, A.; Prudhomme, G.; Mercier, P. [CEA, DAM, DIF, 91297 Arpajon (France)

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    When a shock wave propagating in a solid sample reflects from a free surface, geometrical effects predominantly governed by the roughness and defects of that surface may lead to the ejection of tiny jets that may breakup into high velocity, approximately micrometer-size fragments. This process referred to as microjetting is a major safety issue for engineering applications such as pyrotechnics or armour design. Thus, it has been widely studied both experimentally, under explosive and impact loading, and theoretically. In this paper, microjetting is investigated in the specific loading conditions associated to laser shocks: very short duration of pressure application, very high strain rates, small spatial scales. Material ejection from triangular grooves in the free surface of various metallic samples is studied by combining transverse optical shadowgraphy and time-resolved velocity measurements. The influences of the main parameters (groove angle, shock pressure, nature of the metal) on jet formation and ejection velocity are quantified, and the results are compared to theoretical estimates.

  17. Microjetting from grooved surfaces in metallic samples subjected to laser driven shocks

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    de Rességuier, T.; Lescoute, E.; Sollier, A.; Prudhomme, G.; Mercier, P.

    2014-01-01

    When a shock wave propagating in a solid sample reflects from a free surface, geometrical effects predominantly governed by the roughness and defects of that surface may lead to the ejection of tiny jets that may breakup into high velocity, approximately micrometer-size fragments. This process referred to as microjetting is a major safety issue for engineering applications such as pyrotechnics or armour design. Thus, it has been widely studied both experimentally, under explosive and impact loading, and theoretically. In this paper, microjetting is investigated in the specific loading conditions associated to laser shocks: very short duration of pressure application, very high strain rates, small spatial scales. Material ejection from triangular grooves in the free surface of various metallic samples is studied by combining transverse optical shadowgraphy and time-resolved velocity measurements. The influences of the main parameters (groove angle, shock pressure, nature of the metal) on jet formation and ejection velocity are quantified, and the results are compared to theoretical estimates.

  18. OBSERVATION ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF AURICULAR PLASTER FOR TREATMENT OF 135 CASES OF MOTION SICKNESS

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    RAO Zhongdong; WEN Ming; HU Yuehua

    2002-01-01

    In the present paper, the therapeutic effects of auricular plaster (otopoint-pellet pressing therapy)and Western medicine (Dramamine) were compared in the treatment of 200 cases of motion sickness who were randomly divided into auricular plaster group (n = 135) and Western medicine (control) group (n = 65). Results indicated that the markedly effective rates and total effective rates of auricular plaster group and control group were 51. 1% and 23. 1 %, 94.1% and 81.6% respectively, and the therapeutic effect of the former group was significantly superior to that of the control group (P<0.01).

  19. New Plaster Composite with Mineral Wool Fibres from CDW Recycling

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    Sonia Romaniega Piñeiro

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Over the last decade the intense activity of the building sector has generated large quantities of construction and demolition waste (CDW. In particular, in Europe around 890 million tons of CDW is generated every year; however, only 50% of them are recycled. In Spain, over the last years 40 millions of tons of construction and demolition waste have been generated. On the other hand, since the implementation of the Technical Building Code regulation the use of mineral wools as building insulation materials has become a widespread solution in both rehabilitation and new construction works, and because of that, this kind of insulation waste is increasing. This research analyzes the potential of a new composite (gypsum and fiber waste including several mineral wools waste into a plaster matrix. For this purpose, an experimental plan, characterizing the physical and mechanical behaviour as well as the Shore C hardness of the new composite, was elaborated fulfilling UNE Standards.

  20. Factors associated with hospital service satisfaction in a sample of Arab subjects with schizophrenia

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Assessment of patients' satisfaction with health care services could help to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the system and provide guidance for further development. The study's objectives were to: (i assess the pattern of satisfaction with hospital care for a sample of people with schizophrenia in Kuwait, using the Verona Service Satisfaction Scale (VSSS-EU; ii compare the pattern of satisfaction with those of similar studies; and iii assess the association of VSSS seven domains with a number of variables representing met and unmet needs for care, family caregiver burden, severity of psychopathology, level of psychosocial functioning, socio-demographic characteristics, psychological well-being and objective quality of life. Methods Consecutive outpatients in stable condition and their family caregivers were interviewed with the VSSS-EU and measures of needs for care, caregiver burden, quality of life and psychopathology. Results There were 130 patients (66.1%m, mean age 36.8. While over two-thirds expressed satisfaction with the domains of "overall satisfaction", "professionals' skills", "access", "efficacy", and "relatives' involvement", only about one-third were satisfied with the domains of "information" and "types of intervention". The later two domains were the areas in which European patients had better satisfaction than our patients, while our patients expressed better satisfaction than the Europeans in the domain of "relatives' involvement". In multiple regression analyses, self-esteem, positive and negative affect were the most important correlates of the domains of service satisfaction, while clinical severity, caregiver burden and health unmet needs for care played relatively minor roles. Conclusion The noted differences and similarities with the international data, as well as the predictive power of self-esteem and affective state, support the impression that patients' attitudes towards psychiatric care

  1. Phosphor plasters of CaSO{sub 4}:Dy on the courtyard wall of Djehuty's tomb (Luxor, Egypt)

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    Garcia-Guinea, J. [Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC. C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain)], E-mail: guinea@mncn.csic.es; Sanchez-Moral, S. [Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC. C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Correcher, V.; Sanchez-Munoz, S. [CIEMAT. Av. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Cuezva, S. [Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC. C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Cremades, A. [Dpt. Fisica de Materiales, Facultad de Fisicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Benavente, D. [Dpto. CC. de la Tierra y del Medio Ambiente. Univ. Alicante, 03080 Alicante (Spain); Galan, J.M. [Instituto de Filologia, CSIC. C/Duque de Medinaceli 6, 28014 Madrid (Spain)

    2008-02-15

    The X-ray diffraction (XRD) and environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) analyses of plasters collected from the courtyard walls of Djehuty's tomb show anhydrite, calcite, dolomite, quartz, alkali feldspars and accessorial amounts of halite and illite. The external outer bed is mainly composed by anhydrite, since the original hydrous phases of gypsum plaster were desiccated during thirty centuries in the dry land environment of the Luxor area, under low relative humidity and high temperatures. The luminescence analyses by thermoluminescence (TL) and cathodoluminescence (CL) demonstrate as one plaster sample (m8), i.e., 95% anhydrite, displays a gigantic TL emission of 33 555 a.u. and a SEM/CL emission of 2319 a.u. maxima peak. The spectra CL also exhibits a 484 nm peak attributable to the classic {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}{yields}{sup 6}H{sub 15/2} transition circa 490 nm of Dy{sup 3+} and a 573 nm emission of Dy{sup 3+} masked in a broad emission band centered at 620 nm. The common presence of sodium minerals such as halite or albite together with the probable presence of sodium in waters points to Na{sup +} ions acting as compensators of Dy{sup 3+} to maintain the electrical neutrality of the CaSO{sub 4}:Dy phosphor lattice. Further analyses of more plaster CaSO{sub 4} micro-samples could demonstrate if this observation is just an isolated mineralogical chance or an intentional archaeological handling.

  2. Characterization of a lime-pozzolan plaster containing phase change material

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    Pavlíková, Milena; Pavlík, Zbyšek; Trník, Anton; Pokorný, Jaroslav; Černý, Robert [Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague (Czech Republic)

    2015-03-10

    A PCM (Phase Change Material) modified lime-pozzolan plaster for improvement of thermal energy storage of building envelopes is studied in the paper. The investigated plaster is composed of lime hydrate, pozzolan admixture based on metakaolin and mudstone, silica sand, water and paraffin wax encapsulated in polymer capsule. The reference plaster without PCM application is studied as well. The analyzed materials are characterized by bulk density, matrix density, total open porosity, compressive strength and pore size distribution. The temperature of phase change, heat of fusion and crystallization are studied using DSC (Difference Scanning Calorimetry) analysis performed in air atmosphere. In order to get information on materials hygrothermal performance, determination of thermal and hygric properties is done in laboratory conditions. Experimental data reveal a substantial improvement of heat storage capacity of PCM-modified plaster as compared to the reference material without PCM.

  3. Reliability and validity of measurements on digital study models and plaster models.

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    Reuschl, Ralph Philip; Heuer, Wieland; Stiesch, Meike; Wenzel, Daniela; Dittmer, Marc Philipp

    2016-02-01

    To compare manual plaster cast and digitized model analysis for accuracy and efficiency. Nineteen plaster models of orthodontic patients in permanent dentition were analyzed by two calibrated examiners. Analyses were performed with a diagnostic calliper and computer-assisted analysis after digitization of the plaster models. The reliability and efficiency of different examiners and methods were compared statistically using a mixed model. Statistically significant differences were found for comparisons of all 28 teeth (P plaster model analysis appears to be an adequate, reliable, and time saving alternative to analogue model analysis using a calliper. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Orthodontic Society. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  4. Parcellating an individual subject's cortical and subcortical brain structures using snowball sampling of resting-state correlations.

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    Wig, Gagan S; Laumann, Timothy O; Cohen, Alexander L; Power, Jonathan D; Nelson, Steven M; Glasser, Matthew F; Miezin, Francis M; Snyder, Abraham Z; Schlaggar, Bradley L; Petersen, Steven E

    2014-08-01

    We describe methods for parcellating an individual subject's cortical and subcortical brain structures using resting-state functional correlations (RSFCs). Inspired by approaches from social network analysis, we first describe the application of snowball sampling on RSFC data (RSFC-Snowballing) to identify the centers of cortical areas, subdivisions of subcortical nuclei, and the cerebellum. RSFC-Snowballing parcellation is then compared with parcellation derived from identifying locations where RSFC maps exhibit abrupt transitions (RSFC-Boundary Mapping). RSFC-Snowballing and RSFC-Boundary Mapping largely complement one another, but also provide unique parcellation information; together, the methods identify independent entities with distinct functional correlations across many cortical and subcortical locations in the brain. RSFC parcellation is relatively reliable within a subject scanned across multiple days, and while the locations of many area centers and boundaries appear to exhibit considerable overlap across subjects, there is also cross-subject variability-reinforcing the motivation to parcellate brains at the level of individuals. Finally, examination of a large meta-analysis of task-evoked functional magnetic resonance imaging data reveals that area centers defined by task-evoked activity exhibit correspondence with area centers defined by RSFC-Snowballing. This observation provides important evidence for the ability of RSFC to parcellate broad expanses of an individual's brain into functionally meaningful units.

  5. Topical pain management with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster--a review.

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    Mick, Gérard; Correa-Illanes, Gerardo

    2012-06-01

    The topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is recommended as first-line treatment for localized peripheral neuropathic pain. In order to provide an overview of the efficacy and safety of the lidocaine plaster in the treatment of different neuropathic pain conditions, all efficacy and safety studies (randomized, controlled, or open-label with well described methodology), case reports, and pharmacological studies on the lidocaine plaster retrieved from a PubMed literature research (1960-March 2012) plus additional references identified from retrieved articles were included. The lidocaine plaster is efficacious in the treatment of neuropathic pain symptoms associated with previous herpes zoster infection. Results from a large open-label controlled study suggest that the lidocaine plaster could be at least as effective as systemic pregabalin in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic polyneuropathy. Open-label studies indicate efficacy in the treatment of other localized neuropathic pain conditions, such as painful idiopathic sensory polyneuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome sequelae, postsurgical and posttraumatic pain. Quality of life markedly improved in a variety of neuropathic pain conditions and long-term treatment provided sustained relief in patients with neuropathic pain who are responsive to lidocaine plaster. The lidocaine plaster is usually well tolerated. The risk of systemic adverse events and pharmacokinetic interactions with concomitant medication is minimal owing to low systemic exposure. Treatment of several, primarily neuropathic and mixed-pain conditions with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster was found efficacious and safe. Further controlled studies, in particular where only small open-label studies or case reports are available, should be considered.

  6. Long-term treatment of neuropathic pain with a 5% lidocaine medicated plaster.

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    Wilhelm, Ilca Ricarda; Tzabazis, Alexander; Likar, Rudolf; Sittl, Reinhard; Griessinger, Norbert

    2010-02-01

    The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is a topical treatment for peripheral neuropathic pain symptoms (e.g. burning, shooting and stabbing pain) and is registered for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. This study examined the efficacy and tolerability of long-term treatment with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in patients with localized neuropathic pain conditions. Twenty patients with localized neuropathic pain [postoperative neuropathic pain (n = 14); complex regional pain syndrome (n = 2); and postherpetic neuralgia (n = 4)], who had been successfully treated with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, were followed up by telephone interview after 3 and 5 years. Questions were related to the efficacy, development of tolerance, tolerability, wear time and comfort of the plaster. At 3 years, 10 out of 20 (50%) initial responders were still using the plasters with no decline in analgesic efficacy. After 5 years, eight of the original 20 responders (40%) maintained treatment and continued to experience effective pain relief. The 12 responders who discontinued treatment did so because they no longer required analgesic therapy (n = 4); their health insurer refused to fund treatment (n = 2); they were lost to follow-up (n = 1); or had died from an illness unrelated to plaster treatment (n = 5). No patient discontinued because of inadequate analgesia or intolerable side effects. Reversible erythema occurred in two patients wearing the plaster for more than 16 h. There were no systemic side effects. The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster provides sustained pain relief over long-term treatment in patients with neuropathic pain of various causes and is well tolerated.

  7. Study and application of plasticity plaster-slurry for preventing coal spontaneous combustion

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    LIU Ai-hua(刘爱华); CAI Kang-xu(蔡康旭); GUO Da(郭达); ZHANG Fu-sheng(张复胜)

    2003-01-01

    Introduced the modulation scheme, function and mechanism of plasticity plaster-slurry preventing coal spontaneous combustion. The applications show that the plasticity plaster-slurry has good hygroscopicity and adsorptivity. To spray it on the coal wall of tunnel can shut off leakage wind fast and effectively. To press it into the coal body can absorb the heat and descend the temperature, surround the coal pieces, eliminate the possibility of the fiery district resuming combustion.

  8. The topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in localized neuropathic pain: a reappraisal of the clinical evidence

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    Full Text Available Oscar A de León-Casasola,1,2 Victor Mayoral3 1Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 2University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. NY, USA; 3Anesthesiology Department, Pain Management Unit, University Hospital of Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain Abstract: Topical 5% lidocaine medicated plasters represent a well-established first-line option for the treatment of peripheral localized neuropathic pain (LNP. This review provides an updated overview of the clinical evidence (randomized, controlled, and open-label clinical studies, real-life daily clinical practice, and case series. The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster effectively provides pain relief in postherpetic neuralgia, and data from a large open-label controlled study indicate that the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is as effective as systemic pregabalin in postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic polyneuropathy but with an improved tolerability profile. Additionally, improved analgesia and fewer side effects were experienced by patients treated synchronously with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, further demonstrating the value of multimodal analgesia in LNP. The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster provides continued benefit after long-term (≤7 years use and is also effective in various other LNP conditions. Minor application-site reactions are the most common adverse events associated with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster; there is minimal risk of systemic adverse events and drug–drug interactions. Although further well-controlled studies are warranted, the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is efficacious and safe in LNP and may have particular clinical benefit in elderly and/or medically compromised patients because of the low incidence of adverse events. Keywords: 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, clinical evidence, localized neuropathic pain, postherpetic neuralgia, review

  9. [Case-control study on close reduction and plaster slab fixation combined with plaster external traction for the treatment of pediatric Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fractures].

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    Kang, Yu-Xiang; Wei, Xiao-Chun; Li, Hai-Ming

    2014-07-01

    To compare the therapeutic effects between close reduction and plaster slab fixation combined with plaster external traction and operation for the treatment of pediatric closed Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fractures without neurovascular injury complications. From June 2009 to June 2012, 151 children with closed Gartland III supracondylar humerus fractures were retrospectively studied and divided into two groups, including 87 boys and 64 girls, ranging in age from 1 to 12 years old with an average of 5.3 years old. Among them, 76 children (conservative group) were treated with close reduction and plaster slab fixation combined with plaster external traction; 75 children (operation group) underwent surgical operation. The time of elbow joint function exercise, the healing time of fracture, the function recovery of elbow joint and carrying angle was recorded and analyzed. The therapeutic effects were evaluated by the Flynn criteria system. All patients were followed up from 6 to 36 months (18.3 months on average). The average time of fracture healing and elbow joint functional exercise of the conservative group was shorter than those of operation group (P 0.05). According to Flynn criteria system, in conservative group, the result was excellent in 31 cases, good in 35, fair in 7, and poor in 3; in operation group, 27 in excellent, 30 in good, 17 in fair and 1 in poor; there was no significant difference between two groups in therapeutic effects (P > 0.05). Close reduction and plaster slab fixation combined with plaster external traction in treatment of pediatric closed Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fractures without neurovascular injury complications,which has similar effect to surgical treatment, and the time of fracture healing and elbow joint function exercise are significantly shorter.

  10. Lethal Necrotizing Fasciitis Triggered by Plaster: Case Report and Review of Literature.

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    Jain, Mohit J; Mavani, Kinjal

    2016-01-01

    Plasters have been frequently associated with known complications such as infection, and compartment syndrome or deep vein thrombosis. However, life-threatening complication of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) has not been frequently attributed to plaster. We had a case of a 62-year male developing a lethal NF triggered by a below knee plaster for undisplaced fracture medial malleolus after twisting injury. He had no history suggestive of diabetes, renal impairment, and predisposing allergic factors or any comorbidity. Despite early diagnosis and aggressive management with above knee amputation, death occurs due to septic shock on the 20(th) day. A similar case of reported lethal NF triggered by plaster has also been reviewed in this report. This case highlights a life-threatening rare complication of plaster and author recommends thorough clinical history taking, precleaning of limb, use of sterile water and use of adequate wrap around skin for gypsum plasters as prevention apart from high index of suspicion for early diagnosis, and rapid management.

  11. Antiemetic efficacy of capsicum plaster on acupuncture points in patients undergoing thyroid operation.

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    Koo, Min Seok; Kim, Kyo Sang; Lee, Hee-Jong; Jeong, Ji Seon; Lee, Jung-Won

    2013-12-01

    Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) occurs in up to 63-84% of patients after thyroid surgery. This study aims to assess the effects of using a capsicum plaster to reduce PONV after thyroid surgery at either the Chinese acupuncture point (acupoint) Pericardium 6 (P6) or Korean hand acupuncture point K-D2. One-hundred eighty-four patients who underwent thyroid surgery were randomized in four groups (n = 46 each): control group = inactive tape at P6 acupoints and on both shoulders as a nonacupoint; P6 group = capsicum plaster at P6 points and inactive tape on both shoulders; K-D2 group = capsicum plaster at K-D2 acupoints and inactive tape on both shoulders; Sham group = capsicum plaster on both shoulders and inactive tape at P6 acupoints. The capsicum plaster was applied before the induction of anesthesia and removed at 8 hr after surgery. The incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting and the need for rescue antiemetics were decreased in the patients in the P6 and K-D2 groups compared to the patients in the control and sham groups (P plaster at the P6 and K-D2 acupoint was a promising antiemetic method for the patients undergoing thyroid surgery.

  12. Outcomes of pin and plaster versus locking plate in distal radius intraarticular fractures.

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    Bahari-Kashani, Mahmoud; Taraz-Jamshidy, Mohammad Hosein; Rahimi, Hassan; Ashraf, Hami; Mirkazemy, Masoud; Fatehi, Amirreza; Asadian, Mariam; Rezazade, Jafar

    2013-01-01

    Distal radius fractures are among the most prevalent fractures predictive of probable occurrence of other osteoporotic fractures. They are treated via a variety of methods, but the best treatment has not been defined yet. This study was performed to compare the results of open reduction and internal fixation with locking plates versus the pin and plaster method. In this prospective study, 114 patients aged 40 to 60 years with Fernandez type III fracture referring to Imam-Reza and Mehr hospitals of Mashhad from 2009 to 2011, were selected randomly; after obtaining informed consent, they were treated with pin and plaster fixation (n = 57) or internal fixation with the volar locking plate (n = 57). They were compared at the one year follow up. Demographic features and standard radiographic indices were recorded and MAYO, DASH and SF - 36 tests were performed. Data was analyzed by SPSS software version 13, with descriptive indices, Mann-Whitney and Chi-square tests. SF-36 test demonstrated a better general health (P plaster group. Also, in the LCP group mean MAYO score (P plaster group. Mean DASH score was not different between the groups (P = 0.218). The rate of acceptable results of radiographic indices (P plaster method. In treatment of intra-articular distal radius fractures in middle-aged patients internal fixation with locking plates may be prefered to pin and plaster as the treatment of choice.

  13. Digital versus plaster study models: how accurate and reproducible are they?

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    Abizadeh, Neilufar; Moles, David R; O'Neill, Julian; Noar, Joseph H

    2012-09-01

    To compare measurements of occlusal relationships and arch dimensions taken from digital study models with those taken from plaster models. Laboratory study The Orthodontic Department, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, UK Methods and materials: One hundred and twelve sets of study models with a range of malocclusions and various degrees of crowding were selected. Occlusal features were measured manually with digital callipers on the plaster models. The same measurements were performed on digital images of the study models. Each method was carried out twice in order to check for intra-operator variability. The repeatability and reproducibility of the methods was assessed. Statistically significant differences between the two methods were found. In 8 of the 16 occlusal features measured, the plaster measurements were more repeatable. However, those differences were not of sufficient magnitude to have clinical relevance. In addition there were statistically significant systematic differences for 12 of the 16 occlusal features, with the plaster measurements being greater for 11 of these, indicating the digital model scans were not a true 11 representation of the plaster models. The repeatability of digital models compared with plaster models is satisfactory for clinical applications, although this study demonstrated some systematic differences. Digital study models can therefore be considered for use as an adjunct to clinical assessment of the occlusion, but as yet may not supersede current methods for scientific purposes.

  14. Correlation of lithium levels between drinking water obtained from different sources and scalp hair samples of adult male subjects.

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    Baloch, Shahnawaz; Kazi, Tasneem Gul; Afridi, Hassan Imran; Baig, Jameel Ahmed; Talpur, Farah Naz; Arain, Muhammad Balal

    2016-10-18

    There is some evidence that natural levels of lithium (Li) in drinking water may have a protective effect on neurological health. In present study, we evaluate the Li levels in drinking water of different origin and bottled mineral water. To evaluate the association between lithium levels in drinking water with human health, the scalp hair samples of male subjects (25-45 years) consumed drinking water obtained from ground water (GW), municipal treated water (MTW) and bottled mineral water (BMW) from rural and urban areas of Sindh, Pakistan were selected. The water samples were pre-concentrated five to tenfold at 60 °C using temperature-controlled electric hot plate. While scalp hair samples were oxidized by acid in a microwave oven, prior to determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The Li content in different types of drinking water, GW, MTW and BMW was found in the range of 5.12-22.6, 4.2-16.7 and 0.0-16.3 µg/L, respectively. It was observed that Li concentration in the scalp hair samples of adult males consuming ground water was found to be higher, ranged as 292-393 μg/kg, than those who are drinking municipal treated and bottle mineral water (212-268 and 145-208 μg/kg), respectively.

  15. [Treatment of ulcerative colitis with spleen and kidney yang deficiency by kuijiening plaster: a randomized controlled study].

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    Huang, Lei; Cai, Zhi; Zhu, Ying; Wan, Hu

    2013-07-01

    To explore the clinical efficacy of ulcerative colitis with spleen and kidney yang deficiency by kuijiening plaster and the impacts on IFN-gamma and IL-4 contents, as well as make the comparison with oral medication of sulfasalzine (SASP). Sixty patients of ulcerative colitis with spleen and kidney yang deficiency were randomized into a Kuijiening plaster group, a SASP group and a combined therapy group, 20 cases in each one. In the Kuijiening plaster group, Kuijiening plaster and oral administration of placebo SASP were applied. The plaster was used at Shangjuxu (ST 37), Tianshu (ST 25), Zusanli (ST 36), Mingmen (GV 4) and Guanyuan (CV 4). In the SASP group, was applied Kuijiening plaster placebo at the points and SASP oral administration was adopted. In the combined therapy group, Kuijiening plaster and SASP oral administration were given. The duration of treatment was 60 days. The follow-up visit was 2 months after treatment. The comprehensive efficacy, the efficacy on TCM syndrome and the changes in serum IFN-gamma and IL-4 before and after treatment were compared among the three groups. The efficacy on TCM syndrome in the Kuijiening plaster was similar to the SASP group [85.0% (17/20) vs 75.0% (15/20), P > 0.05]. The efficacy on TCM syndrome in the Kuijiening plaster group was superior to the western medicine group [80.0% (16/20) vs 60.0% (12/20), P plaster group were superior to the SASP group (P plaster is effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis of spleen and kidney yang deficiency, which is not inferior to that of SASP. The efficacy of kuijiening plaster on relieving TCM syndrome and improving body immunity is much superior to SASP. The effect is much better with SASP combined in the treatment.

  16. Preparation of Plaster Moulage (Cast in Plastic Surgery patients

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    Rana R

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to describe the technique of making casts using alginate compound for negative and dental stone plaster for positive impressions. With certain modifications a cast could be made of any part of the body and one can make a museum of interesting cases. Casts serve as useful teaching material especially in cleft lip and palate patients to study the effect of surgery on growth and development of the cleft lip-palate-nose complex in relation to the remaining face. It also helps in planning reconstruction in cases of facial defects, recording serial changes in multistage surgery, pre-operative and post-operative comparison as in rhinoplasty, ear reconstruction, hand etc; for comparing results before and after treatment in keloid and hypertrophic scars, fabrication of implants and preparation of prosthesis. In spite of newer modalities like 3-D imaging and stereolithography, the usefulness of this old technique in certain interesting cases can not be denied.

  17. Wet or dry bandages for plaster back-slabs?

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    Baliga, Santosh; Finlayson, D

    2012-12-01

    Cotton crêpe and stretch bandages are commonly used in back-slabs and casts in orthopaedic practice. In theory they allow swelling to occur after injury while splinting the fracture. The application of a wet bandage prevents the Plaster-of-Paris (POP) setting too rapidly, giving time to apply a mould or attain correct limb position. However, we hypothesised that a wet bandage contracts upon drying and may cause constriction of the splint. This study aimed at determining whether there was any significant change in length of commonly used bandages when wet as well as any further change when left to dry again. Two types of bandage were evaluated. 250 mm strips of bandage were dipped into water, gently squeezed and laid flat on a bench. The bandage was then immediately measured in length. The strips were then left to dry and re-measured. This experimental study shows that both cotton crepe and cling significantly shrink by around 7% when wet. This phenomenon has the potential to significantly increase the pressure exerted on the limb by a back-slab. We speculate that the application of wet bandages is why some back-slabs may need released. It is therefore recommended that bandages should be applied only in the dry form. Copyright © 2011 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Scottish charity number SC005317) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Validation of a subjective well-being inventory with youth and adolescents Argentinean, Mexican, and Brazilian Samples

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    del Pino Peña, Roberto

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to adapt the Well-Being Inventory of Nacpal & Shell for using with Latinamerican youth and adolescents. The conceptual, semantic and operational equivalence of inventory prototype version was analized. The final version was administered to a sample of 1,891 students (730 Mexicans, 664 Argentines and 497 Brazilians who also filled a set of recognized instruments developed to explore resilience, coping, sense of humor, emotional intelligence and cultural values. The exploration of factorial validity showed six orthogonal factors which explained almost 59% of total variance. Construct validity was demostrated through positive and significant correlations between subjective well-being and most of the variables considered. Reliability of the adapted instrument reached satisfactory levels. In light of the results some suggestions for future research in the area are made

  19. Comparison of space analysis performed on plaster vs. digital dental casts applying Tanaka and Johnston's equation.

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    Sanches, Júlia Olien; dos Santos-Pinto, Lourdes Aparecida Martins; dos Santos-Pinto, Ary; Grehs, Betina; Jeremias, Fabiano

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare dental size measurements, their reproducibility and the application of Tanaka and Johnston regression equation in predicting the size of canines and premolars on plaster and digital dental casts. Thirty plaster casts were scanned and digitized. Mesiodistal measurements of the teeth were then performed with a digital caliper on the plaster and digital casts using O3d software system (Widialabs©).The sum of the sizes of the lower incisors was used to obtain predictive values of the sizes of the premolars and canines using the regression equation, and these values were compared with the actual sizes of the teeth. The data were statistically analyzed by applying to the results Pearson's correlation test, Dahlberg's formula, paired t-test and analysis of variance (p plaster and digital casts. Despite an adequate reproducibility of the measurements performed on both casts, most measurements on the digital casts were higher than those on the plaster casts. The predicted space was overestimated in both models and significantly higher in the digital casts.

  20. The influence of composition of gypsum plaster on its technological properties

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    M. Pawlak

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Gypsum plasters used in art and precision foundry always are the composition of gypsum-silica-cristobalite. It is necessary considering the specifity of plaster during heating stage. Plaster undergoes then, structural transformations causing significant variations of its volume which are nonuniform and proceed with different intensity. The content of silica and cristobalite reduces dimensional variations of setted gypsum plaster what increases dimensional accuracy and significant stresses reduction limiting the possibility of mould cracks occurrence during heating.The influence of cristobalite and silica addition on basic gypsum plaster properties like setting time, dimensional changes after setting, bending strength and permeability in raw and heat treated state are presented in this paper. Experiments were done for mixes containing 30÷70% of the gypsum. It was proven that cristobalite has the biggest influence on the bounding time and expansion of the sandmix and the strength and permeability do not depend on the type of additions and only on theirs total amount in the composition.

  1. Application of Ceramic Powder as Supplementary Cementitious Material in Lime Plasters

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    Monika ČÁCHOVÁ

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the properties of plasters based on lime – brick powder binder of varying composition (ceramics content from 0 to 80 % are studied. The plasters are prepared with a constant water amount. The pore size distribution is thus influenced in a positive way; the total porosity increases with the ceramics content but the volume of capillary pores is reduced. It results in lower water vapor diffusion resistance factor while the apparent moisture diffusivity coefficient increases just moderately. The influence of ceramic on strength of plasters is not found very important. The thermal conductivity of plasters containing ceramics is lower than those with the pure lime what is again in agreement with the pore size distribution. It can be concluded that fine brick powder can be used as pozzolanic admixture in lime based plasters with a positive influence on its functional parameters.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.22.3.7433

  2. Antihyperalgesic efficacy of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in capsaicin and sunburn pain models--two randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled crossover trials in healthy volunteers.

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    Gustorff, Burkhard; Hauer, David; Thaler, Johannes; Seis, Astrid; Draxler, Julia

    2011-12-01

    The aim of this research is to analyze analgesic efficacy of the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in two randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover studies in 16 healthy volunteers using capsaicin and sunburn pain models. Lidocaine and placebo plasters were simultaneously applied to forearms and thighs at contralateral body sites for three alternating 12-h plaster-on/plaster-off periods. Between the second and third plaster-on period, 4.2-cm circular spots on both pretreated thighs were irradiated with three times the individual minimal erythema dose of UVB light. After the last plaster-on period, 20 μl of 0.1% capsaicin was injected intradermally into both forearms. The study was repeated using a single 12-h plaster application. The area of pinprick hyperalgesia was diminished by 53% (p plaster effectively treats mechanical hyperalgesia and cold pain.

  3. Utilization of ground waste seashells in cement mortars for masonry and plastering.

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    Lertwattanaruk, Pusit; Makul, Natt; Siripattarapravat, Chalothorn

    2012-11-30

    In this research, four types of waste seashells, including short-necked clam, green mussel, oyster, and cockle, were investigated experimentally to develop a cement product for masonry and plastering. The parameters studied included water demand, setting time, compressive strength, drying shrinkage and thermal conductivity of the mortars. These properties were compared with those of a control mortar that was made of a conventional Portland cement. The main parameter of this study was the proportion of ground seashells used as cement replacement (5%, 10%, 15%, or 20% by weight). Incorporation of ground seashells resulted in reduced water demand and extended setting times of the mortars, which are advantages for rendering and plastering in hot climates. All mortars containing ground seashells yielded adequate strength, less shrinkage with drying and lower thermal conductivity compared to the conventional cement. The results indicate that ground seashells can be applied as a cement replacement in mortar mixes and may improve the workability of rendering and plastering mortar.

  4. Computational modeling of latent-heat-storage in PCM modified interior plaster

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    Fořt, Jan; Maděra, Jiří; Trník, Anton; Pavlíková, Milena; Pavlík, Zbyšek

    2016-06-01

    The latent heat storage systems represent a promising way for decrease of buildings energy consumption with respect to the sustainable development principles of building industry. The presented paper is focused on the evaluation of the effect of PCM incorporation on thermal performance of cement-lime plasters. For basic characterization of the developed materials, matrix density, bulk density, and total open porosity are measured. Thermal conductivity is accessed by transient impulse method. DSC analysis is used for the identification of phase change temperature during the heating and cooling process. Using DSC data, the temperature dependent specific heat capacity is calculated. On the basis of the experiments performed, the supposed improvement of the energy efficiency of characteristic building envelope system where the designed plasters are likely to be used is evaluated by a computational analysis. Obtained experimental and computational results show a potential of PCM modified plasters for improvement of thermal stability of buildings and moderation of interior climate.

  5. Effect of Tai Chi exercise in combination with auricular plaster on patients with lumbar muscle strain.

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    Lu, Tao; Song, Qing-Hua; Xu, Rong-Mei; Zhang, Li-Yan

    2015-01-01

    observe the effect of Tai Chi exercise on the patients with the chronic lumbar muscle strain under the intervention treatment of auricular plaster. 74 middle-aged and elderly patients, suffering from the chronic lumbar muscle strain, are randomly and equally divided into an observation group and a control group, with 37 patients in each group. The patients in the control group do Tai Chi exercise, while those in the observation group are treated by the auricular plaster therapy in addition to Tai Chi exercise. Evaluate and compare the disease conditions of the patients in the two groups before the treatment and after 12 weeks' treatment. after 12 weeks' treatment, the patients in the two groups have been improved differently in comparison with those before the treatment (P plaster therapy.

  6. Computational modeling of latent-heat-storage in PCM modified interior plaster

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    Fořt, Jan; Maděra, Jiří; Trník, Anton; Pavlíková, Milena; Pavlík, Zbyšek [Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague (Czech Republic)

    2016-06-08

    The latent heat storage systems represent a promising way for decrease of buildings energy consumption with respect to the sustainable development principles of building industry. The presented paper is focused on the evaluation of the effect of PCM incorporation on thermal performance of cement-lime plasters. For basic characterization of the developed materials, matrix density, bulk density, and total open porosity are measured. Thermal conductivity is accessed by transient impulse method. DSC analysis is used for the identification of phase change temperature during the heating and cooling process. Using DSC data, the temperature dependent specific heat capacity is calculated. On the basis of the experiments performed, the supposed improvement of the energy efficiency of characteristic building envelope system where the designed plasters are likely to be used is evaluated by a computational analysis. Obtained experimental and computational results show a potential of PCM modified plasters for improvement of thermal stability of buildings and moderation of interior climate.

  7. The influence of inner hydrophobisation on water transport properties of modified lime plasters

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    Pavlíková, Milena; Pavlík, Zbyšek; Pernicová, Radka; Černý, Robert

    2016-06-01

    The effect of hydrophobic agent admixture on water vapour and liquid water transport properties of newly designed lime plasters is analysed in the paper. The major part of physico - chemical building deterioration is related to the penetration of moisture and soluble salts into the building structure. For that reason, the modified lime plasters were in the broad range of basic material properties tested. From the quantitative point of view, the measured results clearly demonstrate the big differences in the behaviour of studied materials depending on applied modifying admixtures. From the practical point of view, plaster made of lime hydrate, metakaolin, zinc stearate and air-entraining agent can be recommended for renovation purposes. The accessed material parameters will be used as input data for computational modelling of moisture transport in this type of porous building materials and will be stored in material database.

  8. Influence of Auricular Plaster Therapy on Sleeping Structure in OSAS Patients

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    WANG Xiao-hong; XIAO Lan-ying; WANG Bao-fa; YUAN Ya-dong; PAN Wen-sen; SHI Yu-zhen

    2009-01-01

    To evaluate the therapeutic effects of auricular plaster therapy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and the influence on sleeping structure. Methods: 45 OSAS patients were randomly divided into a treatment group of 30 cases and a control group of 15 cases for comparison of the changes in parameters of respiration and sleep at night. Results: The auricular plaster therapy significantly improved the hypoventilation index, respiratory disturbance index and other respiratory parameters as well as the sleeping parameters such as the time and rate of sleep at stage Ⅰ and Ⅱ, and the waking time and rate.Conclusion: Auricular plaster therapy may show good therapeutic effects for OSAS, and with the advantages of low cost and less side effects.

  9. [Ambulatory prevention of thrombosis with low molecular weight heparin in plaster immobilization of the lower extremity].

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    Kock, H J; Schmit-Neuerburg, K P; Hanke, J; Hakmann, A; Althoff, M; Rudofsky, G; Hirche, H

    1993-06-01

    Plaster cast immobilisation following trauma is a major risk factor for the development of deep vein thrombosis. In our controlled, randomized and prospective study on patients with minor injuries incidence of DVT in conservatively treated out-patients with plaster cast immobilisation of the leg was 3.9% in the control group (n = 126) without prophylaxis. By s.c. self-application of LMV heparin once daily the number of DVT in the prophylaxis group (n = 115) was reduced to 0. No severe side effects of NMH were observed. We conclude that thromboprophylaxis with LMW heparin once daily up to now conspiciously reduced the risk of DVT in outpatients with plaster cast immobilisation of the leg.

  10. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON TREATMENT OF 61 CASES OF INSOMNIA WITH AURICULAR PLASTER THERAPY

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    张家彤; 王月

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of auricular plaster (otopoint-pressure) therapy in thetreatment of insomnia. Methods: In this paper, 61 cases of insomnia patients including 16 males and 45 females weretreated with Ershenmen (MA-TF 1), Zhen (MA-AT), Yuanzhong (MA-AT), Nao Dian and E (MA-AT), combined withother otopoints according to symptoms. The otopoint was stuck with a piece of plaster adhered with vaccaria seeds andpressured by the patient him- or her-self. The treatment was given twice a week, with 7 times being a therapeuticcourse. Results: After 1 - 2 courses of treatment, 19 (31.15%) cases were cured, 34 (55.74 % ) had improvementand 8 (13.11%) had no changes, with the total effective rate being 86.9%. Conclusion: Auricular plaster therapyworks well in the treatment of insomnia patient.

  11. Monitoring of the moisture and salt load in restoration plasters in St.-Barbara' s church in Culemborg

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    Hees, R.P.J. van; Sanders, M.M.

    2005-01-01

    St. Barbara's Church in Culemborg in the Netherlands has a history of moisture and salt damage to the plaster. In the past several restorations were performed, without a durable results. Finally, in 1997 test panels were applied in oreder to bas the choice for new plastering on in practice proved

  12. Accuracy and reproducibility of measurements on plaster models and digital models created using an intraoral scanner.

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    Camardella, Leonardo Tavares; Breuning, Hero; de Vasconcellos Vilella, Oswaldo

    2017-05-01

    The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of measurements made on digital models created using an intraoral color scanner compared to measurements on dental plaster models. This study included impressions of 28 volunteers. Alginate impressions were used to make plaster models, and each volunteers' dentition was scanned with a TRIOS Color intraoral scanner. Two examiners performed measurements on the plaster models using a digital caliper and measured the digital models using Ortho Analyzer software. The examiners measured 52 distances, including tooth diameter and height, overjet, overbite, intercanine and intermolar distances, and the sagittal relationship. The paired t test was used to assess intra-examiner performance and measurement accuracy of the two examiners for both plaster and digital models. The level of clinically relevant differences between the measurements according to the threshold used was evaluated and a formula was applied to calculate the chance of finding clinically relevant errors on measurements on plaster and digital models. For several parameters, statistically significant differences were found between the measurements on the two different models. However, most of these discrepancies were not considered clinically significant. The measurement of the crown height of upper central incisors had the highest measurement error for both examiners. Based on the interexaminer performance, reproducibility of the measurements was poor for some of the parameters. Overall, our findings showed that most of the measurements on digital models created using the TRIOS Color scanner and measured with Ortho Analyzer software had a clinically acceptable accuracy compared to the same measurements made with a caliper on plaster models, but the measuring method can affect the reproducibility of the measurements.

  13. Effect of cotton padding on the setting properties of plaster slabs.

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    Barlow, D; Bansal, R; Barlow, T; Rhee, S J; Kuiper, J H; Makwana, N K

    2013-03-01

    Plaster of Paris (PoP) impregnated bandages have been used to maintain the position of bones and joints for over a century. Classically, wool dressing is applied to the limb before the PoP, which can then be moulded to the desired shape. A modification of this practice is to wrap the PoP bandages circumferentially in cotton before wetting and applying to the patient in an attempt to reduce inhalation of plaster dust and reduce mess. However, this may affect the water content of the cast and therefore also its setting properties and strength. This study compared the setting properties of PoP casts when used with and without cotton wrapping. Sixty specimens, compliant with the American Society for Testing and Materials standards for three-point bending tests, were prepared, with thirty wrapped in cotton. All were weighed before and after water immersion, and wrapped around a plastic cylinder to mimic limb application. Bending stiffness and yield strength was measured on a servohydraulic materials testing machine at 2, 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72 hours. The water content of cotton-wrapped plaster was significantly higher (50%) than that of standard plaster. It had significantly lower strength up to 24 hours and significantly lower stiffness up to 72 hours. The initial decrease in strength and stiffness of the cast wrapped in cotton may comprise the ability of the backslab to hold the joint or bone in an optimal position. Any modification of the standard plaster slab application technique should allow for the potential adverse effects on the plaster setting properties.

  14. A Comparative Evaluation of Mixed Dentition Analysis on Reliability of Cone Beam Computed Tomography Image Compared to Plaster Model.

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    Gowd, Snigdha; Shankar, T; Dash, Samarendra; Sahoo, Nivedita; Chatterjee, Suravi; Mohanty, Pritam

    2017-01-01

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the reliability of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) obtained image over plaster model for the assessment of mixed dentition analysis. Thirty CBCT-derived images and thirty plaster models were derived from the dental archives, and Moyer's and Tanaka-Johnston analyses were performed. The data obtained were interpreted and analyzed statistically using SPSS 10.0/PC (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Descriptive and analytical analysis along with Student's t-test was performed to qualitatively evaluate the data and P plaster model; the mean for Moyer's analysis in the left and right lower arch for CBCT and plaster model was 21.2 mm, 21.1 mm and 22.5 mm, 22.5 mm, respectively. CBCT-derived images were less reliable as compared to data obtained directly from plaster model for mixed dentition analysis.

  15. Efficacy of the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in the treatment of chronic post-thoracotomy neuropathic pain.

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    Sansone, Pasquale; Passavanti, Maria Beatrice; Fiorelli, Alfonso; Aurilio, Caterina; Colella, Umberto; De Nardis, Lorenzo; Donatiello, Valerio; Pota, Vincenzo; Pace, Maria Caterina

    2017-05-01

    To assess the efficacy of the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster (Versatis(®), Grünenthal GmbH, Aachen, Germany) in patients with post-thoracotomy neuropathic pain. Patients were randomized to receive the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster (n = 33) or non-medicated placebo plasters (n = 30) for 12 h every day for 8 weeks. Laser-evoked potentials (LEPs) were measured, and various questionnaires/scales completed. Numeric Rating Scale pain scores improved significantly (p plaster than in placebo recipients. The same was true for N2 and P2 LEP latency and amplitude, and other parameters. The study included neurophysiological findings and confirmed the efficacy of the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in patients with chronic post-thoracotomy neuropathic pain.

  16. Redox proteomics of fat globules unveils broad protein lactosylation and compositional changes in milk samples subjected to various technological procedures.

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    Arena, Simona; Renzone, Giovanni; Novi, Gianfranco; Scaloni, Andrea

    2011-10-19

    The Maillard reaction between lactose and proteins occurs during thermal treatment of milk and lactosylated β-lactoglobulin, α-lactalbumin and caseins have widely been used to monitor the quality of dairy products. We recently demonstrated that a number of other whey milk proteins essential for nutrient delivery, defense against bacteria/virus and cellular proliferation become lactosylated during milk processing. The extent of their modification is associated with the harshness of product manufacturing. Since fat globule proteins are also highly important for the health-beneficial properties of milk, an evaluation of their lactosylation is crucial for a complete understanding of aliment nutritional characteristics. This is more important when milk is the unique dietary source, as in the infant diet. To this purpose, a sequential proteomic procedure involving an optimized milk fat globule (MFG) preparation/electrophoretic resolution, shot-gun analysis of gel portions for protein identification, selective trapping of lactosylated peptides by phenylboronate chromatography and their analysis by nanoLC-ESI-electron transfer dissociation (ETD) tandem MS was used for systematic characterization of fat globule proteins in milk samples subjected to various manufacturing procedures. Significant MFG protein compositional changes were observed between samples, highlighting the progressive adsorption of caseins and whey proteins on the fat globule surface as result of the technological process used. A significant lactosylation of MFG proteins was observed in ultra-high temperature sterilized and powdered for infant nutrition milk preparations, which well paralleled with the harshness of thermal treatment. Globally, this study allowed the identification of novel 157 non-redundant modification sites and 35 MFG proteins never reported so far as being lactosylated, in addition to the 153 ones ascertained here as present on other 21 MFG-adsorbed proteins whose nature was already

  17. Gastric digestion of α-lactalbumin in adult human subjects using capsule endoscopy and nasogastric tube sampling.

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    Sullivan, Louise M; Kehoe, Joseph J; Barry, Lillian; Buckley, Martin J M; Shanahan, Fergus; Mok, K H; Brodkorb, André

    2014-08-28

    In the present study, structural changes in the milk protein α-lactalbumin (α-LA) and its proteolysis were investigated for the potential formation of protein-fatty acid complexes during in vivo gastric digestion. Capsule endoscopy allowed visualisation of the digestion of the test drinks, with nasogastric tubes allowing sampling of the gastric contents. A total of ten healthy volunteers had nasogastric tubes inserted into the stomach and ingested test drinks containing 50 g/l of sucrose and 25 g/l of α-LA with and without 4 g/l of oleic acid (OA). The samples of gastric contents were collected for analysis at 3 min intervals. The results revealed a rapid decrease in the pH of the stomach of the subjects. The fasting pH of 2·31 (SD 1·19) increased to a pH maxima of pH 6·54 (SD 0·29) after ingestion, with a subsequent decrease to pH 2·22 (SD 1·91) after 21 min (n 8). Fluorescence spectroscopy and Fourier transform IR spectroscopy revealed partial protein unfolding, coinciding with the decrease in pH below the isoelectric point of α-LA. The activity of pepsin in the fasting state was found to be 39 (SD 12) units/ml of gastric juice. Rapid digestion of the protein occurred: after 15 min, no native protein was detected using SDS-PAGE; HPLC revealed the presence of small amounts of native protein after 24 min of gastric digestion. Mirocam® capsule endoscopy imaging and video clips (see the online supplementary material) revealed that gastric peristalsis resulted in a heterogeneous mixture during gastric digestion. Unfolding of α-LA was observed during gastric transit; however, there was no evidence of a cytotoxic complex being formed between α-LA and OA.

  18. Determination of Sample Entropy and Fuzzy Measure Entropy Parameters for Distinguishing Congestive Heart Failure from Normal Sinus Rhythm Subjects

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Entropy provides a valuable tool for quantifying the regularity of physiological time series and provides important insights for understanding the underlying mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. Before any entropy calculation, certain common parameters need to be initialized: embedding dimension m, tolerance threshold r and time series length N. However, no specific guideline exists on how to determine the appropriate parameter values for distinguishing congestive heart failure (CHF from normal sinus rhythm (NSR subjects in clinical application. In the present study, a thorough analysis on the selection of appropriate values of m, r and N for sample entropy (SampEn and recently proposed fuzzy measure entropy (FuzzyMEn is presented for distinguishing two group subjects. 44 long-term NRS and 29 long-term CHF RR interval recordings from http://www.physionet.org were used as the non-pathological and pathological data respectively. Extreme (>2 s and abnormal heartbeat RR intervals were firstly removed from each RR recording and then the recording was segmented with a non-overlapping segment length N of 300 and 1000, respectively. SampEn and FuzzyMEn were performed for each RR segment under different parameter combinations: m of 1, 2, 3 and 4, and r of 0.10, 0.15, 0.20 and 0.25 respectively. The statistical significance between NSR and CHF groups under each combination of m, r and N was observed. The results demonstrated that the selection of m, r and N plays a critical role in determining the SampEn and FuzzyMEn outputs. Compared with SampEn, FuzzyMEn shows a better regularity when selecting the parameters m and r. In addition, FuzzyMEn shows a better relative consistency for distinguishing the two groups, that is, the results of FuzzyMEn in the NSR group were consistently lower than those in the CHF group while SampEn were not. The selections of m of 2 and 3 and r of 0.10 and 0.15 for SampEn and the selections of m of 1 and 2 whenever r (herein

  19. Classification of multi-layered plaster in St. Abbondio Cloister at Como, Italy: an analytical tool for architectural archaeology

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    Full Text Available St. Abbondio, at Como, Italy, is one of the most outstandingRomanesque basilicas in Northern Italy. Theentire building, and particularly the cloister, has beenthe object of a number of restorations over the centuries,as well as a significant conservation endeavourconducted between 2000 and 2003. In the in-depthdiagnostic survey undertaken on that occasion, thecomposition and morphology of the plaster in bothinteriors and exteriors were determined to obtain furtherinsight into the history of the cloister and its conservation.Plaster representative of the various phasesof construction were characterized with techniquessuch as powder X-ray diffraction, mercury intrusionporosimetry, thin section optical microscopy and atomicspectrometry. As a result of these analyses, groupsof samples with similar characteristics could be identified,confirming historiographic hypotheses on thesequence of the restoration and conservation workdone on the building and establishing a possible toolfor architectural archaeology.S. Abbondio (Como, Italia es una de las mas extraordinariasbasilicas romanicas presentes en el norte de Italia.El edificio entero y en particular el claustro ha sido expuestoa varias intervenciones durante los ultimos siglos, enparticular los ultimos trabajos de conservacion ejecutadosentre los anos 2000 y 2003. En esta ocasion se ha efectuadouna vasta campana diagnostica sobre los revoquestanto internos como externos, destinada a clasificarlosdesde el punto de vista compositivo-morfologico y paradescubrir la historia sobre la conservacion del claustro.Revoques representativos de las diferentes fases constructivashan sido identificados con la utilizacion de metodoscomo el analisis de difraccion de rayos X en polvo,porosimetria por intrusion de mercurio, microscopia opticapara secciones finas y espectrometria atomica. Losresultados han permitido agrupar las muestras que presentabancaracteristicas similares, confirmando hipotesishistoricas sobre la

  20. Far infrared emitting plaster in knee osteoarthritis: a single blinded, randomised clinical trial

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    N. Marino

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Therapeutic approach of osteoarthritis (OA still represents a challenge in clinical practice. The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy of far infrared (FIR emitting plaster in the treatment of knee OA. Design. This is a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group with equal randomization (1:1, clinical trial. Patients affected by knee OA were randomly allocated to 1 of 2 treatment groups, either placebo plaster or far infrared emitting plaster. Primary endpoint was to assess pain improvement from baseline to 1 months posttreatment in the visual analogue score (VAS. Secondary end point was to evaluate pain score after 1 week of treatment and to compare ultrasonographic findings after 1 month of treatment. Results. Each group comprised 30 (in the FIR group and 30 (in the placebo group completers. VAS scores of the placebo and the FIR group were significantly lower at 1 week post-treatment (95% confidence interval CI = -1.14 to 0.31; PConclusions. Far infrared emitting plaster could be considered an effective non-pharmacological choice for the therapeutic management of knee OA.

  1. Health economic evidence of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in post-herpetic neuralgia.

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    Liedgens, Hiltrud; Obradovic, Marko; Nuijten, Mark

    2013-11-25

    Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and most debilitating complication of herpes zoster, and involves considerable associated costs. This paper presents results from nine health economic studies undertaken in eight European countries that compared lidocaine medicated plaster with gabapentin and/or pregabalin in PHN. It aims to support the increasing need for published cost-effectiveness data for health care decision-making processes in Europe. All studies were based on a similar core Markov model with data derived from clinical trials, local Delphi panels, and official national price and tariff lists. The main outcome measure was cost per quality-adjusted life year gained; time without pain or intolerable adverse events was also included as a secondary outcome measure. All studies focused on an elderly population of patients with PHN who had insufficient pain relief with standard analgesics and could not tolerate or had contraindications to tricyclic antidepressants. Despite considerable differences in many of the variables used, the results showed remarkable similarity and suggested that use of lidocaine medicated plaster offered cost-savings in many of the countries studied, where it proved a highly cost-effective alternative to both gabapentin and pregabalin. Lidocaine medicated plaster is a cost-effective alternative to gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of PHN. These savings are largely the result of the superior safety profile of the lidocaine medicated plaster.

  2. Fragmentation, Cost and Environmental Effects of Plaster Stemming Method for Blasting at A Basalt Quarry

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    Cevizci, Halim

    2014-10-01

    In this study, the plaster stemming application for blasting at a basalt quarry is studied. Drill cuttings are generally used in open pits and quarries as the most common stemming material since these are most readily available at blast sites. However, dry drill cuttings eject very easily from blastholes without offering much resistance to blast energy. The plaster stemming method has been found to be better than the drill cuttings stemming method due to increased confinement inside the hole and better utilization of blast explosive energy in the rock. The main advantage of the new stemming method is the reduction in the cost of blasting. At a basalt quarry, blasting costs per unit volume of rock were reduced to 15% by increasing burden and spacing distances. In addition, better fragmentation was obtained by using the plaster stemming method. Blast trials showed that plaster stemming produced finer material. In the same blast tests, +30 cm size fragments were reduced to 47.3% of the total, compared to 32.6% in the conventional method of drill cuttings stemming. With this method of stemming, vibration and air shock values increased slightly due to more blast energy being available for rock breakage but generally these increased values were small and stayed under the permitted limit for blast damage criteria unless measuring distance is too close.

  3. Index of Complexity, Outcome and Need scored on plaster and digital models.

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    Veenema, A.C.; Katsaros, C.; Boxum, S.C.; Bronkhorst, E.M.; Kuijpers-Jagtman, A.M.

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare standard plaster models with their digital counterparts for the applicability of the Index of Complexity, Outcome, and Need (ICON). Generated study models of 30 randomly selected patients: 30 pre- (T(0)) and 30 post- (T(1)) treatment. Two examiners, calibrated in

  4. Index of Complexity, Outcome and Need scored on plaster and digital models

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    Veenema, A. C.; Katsaros, C.; Boxum, S. C.; Bronkhorst, E. M.; Kuijpers-Jagtman, A. M.

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare standard plaster models with their digital counterparts for the applicability of the Index of Complexity, Outcome, and Need (ICON). Generated study models of 30 randomly selected patients: 30 pre- (T-0) and 30 post- (T-1) treatment. Two examiners, calibrated in t

  5. [Exposure to hand-arm vibrations in orthopaedic plaster room: risk management].

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    Lembo, Marco; Lunghi, Alessandro; Leo, Erica; Ritrovato, Matteo; Cannatà, Vittorio; Capussotto, Carlo; Tirabasso, Angelo; Zaffina, Salvatore; Camisa, Vincenzo; Derrico, Pietro; Martella, Mauro; Marchetti, Enrico

    2016-03-24

    In hospitals, the use of vibrating tools, such as oscillating saws to cut plaster, can expose the staff to hand-arm vibrations. The aim of the study was to assess the exposure of workers to vibrations in the plaster room and then  identify the most appropriate  intervention for  prevention and protection to be implemented in order to minimize  exposure and  protect  workers' health, considering different individual hyper-susceptibility conditions. Four different models of plaster saws were examined for the evaluation.  Various measurements were made in normal working conditions of the operators. The values of acceleration and noise detected on the instruments  were  in line with those reported in the literature. The preventive measure adopted (replacing plaster saws currently used in the hospital with similar ones with lower vibration emission) was an adequate means of protection. Health surveillance activities  recorded a higher level of wellbeing, both environmentally and individually and, specifically, an increased protection level for the hyper-susceptibility conditions observed during health checks of exposed personnel  which will be monitored regularly by the Occupational Health Service.

  6. [Toxic mustard plaster dematitis and phototoxic dematitis after application of bergamot oil].

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    Weisenseel, P; Woitalla, S

    2005-12-15

    Two cases that illustrate the risks attendant on the therapeutic use of natural medications by laypersons are reported. In the first case, the application of a mustard plaster triggered toxic dermatitis. In the second case, a session in a solarium after the external application of bergamot oil resulted in a phototoxic reaction.

  7. Microscale electrochemical cell using plaster (CaSO4 as liquid junction

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    Yuthapong Udnan

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A microscale apparatus for electrochemical cell in which plaster (CaSO4 was used as liquid junction has been developed. A glass tube (0.5 cm ID x 5.0 cm was used to prepare each half-cell. The potentials of the resulting galvanic cells were measured by a multimetre and were compared to those of the galvanic cells in which agar was used as liquid junction. It was found that the potentials produced by the galvanic cells with plaster as liquid junction are not significantly different from those of the cells with agar as liquid junction and close to the theoretical values. In addition, when the developed apparatus was used for the study of electrolysis of potassium iodide solution, it was found that the electrolytic cell made from the microscale apparatus with plaster liquid junction can distinctly separate the reactions occurring at the anode and the cathode. Moreover, the lifetime of the plaster liquid junction is much greater than that of the agar liquid junction.

  8. Clinical Observation on Prevention of Bronchial Asthma with Plaster on Acupoints

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    YU Jin-long; ZHU Han-ting

    2008-01-01

    @@ Bronchial asthma is a most common and chronicillness which often relapses and has no cure at present.Acupuncture has its specific advantage in treatingasthma. The author prevented 29 cases of asthma innon-acute stage of attack with plaster on acupoints.Now it is reported as follows.

  9. Forty Cases of Insomnia Treated by Multi-output Electric Pulsation and Auricular Plaster Therapy

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    Liu Weizhe

    2007-01-01

    @@ The writer has treated 40 cases of insomnia by the method of multi-output electric pulsation in combination with auricular plaster therapy (with a seed of Vaccariae segetalis 王不留行 taped tightly to a particular ear point and pressed) and received satisfactory therapeutic effects. A report follows.

  10. The "Reality" of Middle-School Crime: Objective vs. Subjective Experiences among a Sample of Kentucky Youth

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    Wilcox, Pamela; Augustine, Michelle Campbell; Bryan, Jon Paul; Roberts, Staci D.

    2005-01-01

    While actual, "objective" experiences with crime in school are very important, so too are "subjective" experiences with crime including cognitive perceptions of the likelihood of experiencing school crime and the emotionally-based fear of school crime. Moreover, objective and subjective experiences with crime (and the…

  11. Multi-technique investigation of Roman decorated plasters from Villa dei Quintili (Rome, Italy)

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    Crupi, Vincenza, E-mail: vcrupi@unime.it [Dipartimento di Fisica e di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Galli, Giuliana [Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma, Villa dei Quintili, via Appia Nuova 1092, 00197 Roma (Italy); La Russa, Mauro Francesco [Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra (DiBEST), Università degli Studi della Calabria, Via Pietro Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Cs) (Italy); Longo, Francesca; Maisano, Giacomo; Majolino, Domenico [Dipartimento di Fisica e di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Malagodi, Marco [Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Pavia, Via Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia (Italy); Pezzino, Antonino [Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali—Sezione di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Catania, Corso Italia 57, 95129 Catania (Italy); Ricca, Michela [Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra (DiBEST), Università degli Studi della Calabria, Via Pietro Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Cs) (Italy); Rossi, Barbara [Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste, Strada Statale 14 km 163.5, Area Science 70 Park, 34149 Trieste (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Trento, via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo, Trento (Italy); Ruffolo, Silvestro Antonio [Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra (DiBEST), Università degli Studi della Calabria, Via Pietro Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Cs) (Italy); and others

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    Highlights: • A multi-technique non-invasive approach using portable instrumentation is proposed. • Due to the use of different techniques, pigments of same color were distinguished. • The experimental results shed light on the used painting methodologies. • The experimental results provided useful information for restoration processes. • This work is the first study of coloring matter used in Villa dei Quintili. - Abstract: In the present study, we investigated by the joint use of portable instrumentations, namely a handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser and a portable Raman spectrometer, the painted surface of plasters withdrawn from different areas of an important Roman monumental complex, known as Villa dei Quintili (Rome, Italy), dated back to the first half of the 2nd century a.C. XRF and Raman measurements contributed to the identification of the pigments through the elemental and molecular composition, respectively. In particular, the multi-technique non-invasive approach proved to be crucial for distinguishing two different reddish pigments. In order to confirm and integrate XRF and Raman results, two micro-destructive laboratory methods, namely optical microscopy (OM) and scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDS), were also employed on the same samples. All the experimental results shed light on the material characterizing the painted surface layer and the painting methodologies, providing in principle useful information for proper restoration processes. It is worth underlining that this experimental investigation takes part of a recent multidisciplinary study performed on this impressive archaeological site, aimed to characterize for the first time the monumental complex from an archaeometric point of view.

  12. Factors contributing to the temperature beneath plaster or fiberglass cast material

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    Hutchinson, Michael J; Hutchinson, Mark R

    2008-01-01

    Background Most cast materials mature and harden via an exothermic reaction. Although rare, thermal injuries secondary to casting can occur. The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors that contribute to the elevated temperature beneath a cast and, more specifically, evaluate the differences of modern casting materials including fiberglass and prefabricated splints. Methods The temperature beneath various types (plaster, fiberglass, and fiberglass splints), brands, and thickness of cast material were measured after they were applied over thermometer which was on the surface of a single diameter and thickness PVC tube. A single layer of cotton stockinette with variable layers and types of cast padding were placed prior to application of the cast. Serial temperature measurements were made as the cast matured and reached peak temperature. Time to peak, duration of peak, and peak temperature were noted. Additional tests included varying the dip water temperature and assessing external insulating factors. Ambient temperature, ambient humidity and dip water freshness were controlled. Results Outcomes revealed that material type, cast thickness, and dip water temperature played key roles regarding the temperature beneath the cast. Faster setting plasters achieved peak temperature quicker and at a higher level than slower setting plasters. Thicker fiberglass and plaster casts led to greater peak temperature levels. Likewise increasing dip-water temperature led to elevated temperatures. The thickness and type of cast padding had less of an effect for all materials. With a definition of thermal injury risk of skin injury being greater than 49 degrees Celsius, we found that thick casts of extra fast setting plaster consistently approached dangerous levels (greater than 49 degrees for an extended period). Indeed a cast of extra-fast setting plaster, 20 layers thick, placed on a pillow during maturation maintained temperatures over 50 degrees of Celsius for over 20

  13. Factors contributing to the temperature beneath plaster or fiberglass cast material

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    Hutchinson Mark R

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Most cast materials mature and harden via an exothermic reaction. Although rare, thermal injuries secondary to casting can occur. The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors that contribute to the elevated temperature beneath a cast and, more specifically, evaluate the differences of modern casting materials including fiberglass and prefabricated splints. Methods The temperature beneath various types (plaster, fiberglass, and fiberglass splints, brands, and thickness of cast material were measured after they were applied over thermometer which was on the surface of a single diameter and thickness PVC tube. A single layer of cotton stockinette with variable layers and types of cast padding were placed prior to application of the cast. Serial temperature measurements were made as the cast matured and reached peak temperature. Time to peak, duration of peak, and peak temperature were noted. Additional tests included varying the dip water temperature and assessing external insulating factors. Ambient temperature, ambient humidity and dip water freshness were controlled. Results Outcomes revealed that material type, cast thickness, and dip water temperature played key roles regarding the temperature beneath the cast. Faster setting plasters achieved peak temperature quicker and at a higher level than slower setting plasters. Thicker fiberglass and plaster casts led to greater peak temperature levels. Likewise increasing dip-water temperature led to elevated temperatures. The thickness and type of cast padding had less of an effect for all materials. With a definition of thermal injury risk of skin injury being greater than 49 degrees Celsius, we found that thick casts of extra fast setting plaster consistently approached dangerous levels (greater than 49 degrees for an extended period. Indeed a cast of extra-fast setting plaster, 20 layers thick, placed on a pillow during maturation maintained temperatures over 50 degrees of

  14. Effects of intermittent pneumatic compression of the thigh on blood flow velocity in the femoral and popliteal veins: developing a new physical prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis in patients with plaster-cast immobilization of the leg.

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    Nakanishi, Keisuke; Takahira, Naonobu; Sakamoto, Miki; Yamaoka-Tojo, Minako; Katagiri, Masato; Kitagawa, Jun

    2016-11-01

    Patients with plaster-cast immobilization of the lower limb have an estimated venous thromboembolism rate of 2.5 % without prophylaxis, which includes many fatal cases. However, there is no practical physical prophylaxis for deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in these patients. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of intermittent pneumatic compression on the thigh alone (IPC to the thigh) on peak blood velocity (PBV) in the legs and to consider the possibility that IPC of the thigh could be used as physical prophylaxis for DVT in patients with plaster-cast immobilization of the lower leg. Nine healthy male volunteers and eighteen elderly males were recruited. We immobilized each subject's right lower leg and ankle with a plaster splint, and applied the ActiveCare+S.F.T.(®) (Medical Compression Systems, Inc.) device to each subject's right thigh. The PBV in the superficial femoral vein (PBVFV) and the popliteal vein (PBVPV) were measured using duplex Doppler ultrasonography. IPC to the thigh resulted in a 2.3-fold increase in PBVFV and a 3.0-fold increase in PBVPV compared with resting at supine in the elderly group. Although IPC to the thigh also increased PBVFV and PBVPV significantly in the sitting position, the change ratios of PBV in the supine and sitting positions were equal (2.6-fold increase in PBVFV and 2.9-fold increase in PBVPV). IPC to the thigh in supine and sitting positions significantly increased PBVFV and PBVPV, and could be a useful prophylaxis for DVT in patients with plaster-cast immobilization of the lower leg.

  15. Accuracy and reproducibility of linear measurements of resin, plaster, digital and printed study-models.

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    Saleh, Waleed K; Ariffin, Emy; Sherriff, Martyn; Bister, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    To compare the accuracy and reproducibility of measurements of on-screen three-dimensional (3D) digital surface models captured by a 3Shape R700™ laser-scanner, with measurements made using a digital caliper on acrylic, plaster models or model replicas. Four sets of typodont models were used. Acrylic models, alginate impressions, plaster models and physical replicas were measured. The 3Shape R700™ laser-scanning device with 3Shape™ software was used for scans and measurements. Linear measurements were recorded for selected landmarks, on each of the physical models and on the 3D digital surface models on ten separate occasions by a single examiner. Comparing measurements taken on the physical models the mean difference of the measurements was 0.32 mm (SD 0.15 mm). For the different methods (physical versus digital) the mean difference was 0.112 mm (SD 0.15 mm). None of the values showed a statistically significant difference (p plaster and acrylic models. The comparison of measurements on the physical models showed no significant difference. The 3Shape R700™ is a reliable device for capturing surface details of models in a digital format. When comparing measurements taken manually and digitally there was no statistically significant difference. The Objet Eden 250™ 3D prints proved to be as accurate as the original acrylic, plaster, or alginate impressions as was shown by the accuracy of the measurements taken. This confirms that using virtual study models can be a reliable method, replacing traditional plaster models.

  16. Use of Ekibastuzsk coal ash as a filler for acid resistant plaster

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    Korsakov, F.F.; Isichenko, I.I.; Kabanov, G.A.

    1981-01-01

    Acid resistant plasters are used extensively at thermal power plants for protection of gas conduits, ash traps with spouts and hydraulic valves, and the internal surfaces of smoke pump housings. The surface being protected is preliminarily cleaned and a No. 16-20 steel grid attached to the surface by electrial welding. In producing the acid resistant plaster, 14-17 parts by weight of sodium silicofluoride are added to 100 parts by weight of sodium water glass; the remainder consists of andesite or diabase meal to the required consistency. The water glass fulfills the role of a binder; the sodium silicofluoride accelerates solidification of the water glass and the andesite and diabase meal serve as fillers. We found, tested in the laboratory and used successfully (under experimental-industrial conditions) a substitute for andesite and diabase meal. This substitute was ash of Ekibastuzsk coal, which was not only comparable to the meal in regard to quality of the acid resistant plaster, but even exceeded andesite and diabase meal in regard to several qualitative indicators. At the present time, a formula is being developed for an acid resistant plaster produced on the basis of water glass, sodium silicofluoride and ash of Ekibastuzsk coal. In order to verify the possibility of using other ashes instead of andesite and diabase meal, we also tested, under laboratory conditions, acid resistant plasters using ash from thermal power plants (TPP's) also burning Karagandinsk, Kuuchekinsk, Kuznetsk and Kansko-Achinsk coals. In compositions produced with polymer binders, Kansko-Achinsk coal ash was one of the best fillers, providing the most favorable physico-mechanical properties of the composition.

  17. Health economic evidence of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in post-herpetic neuralgia

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Hiltrud Liedgens,1 Marko Obradovic,1 Mark Nuijten2 1Grunenthal GmbH, Aachen, Germany; 2Ars Accessus Medica, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Background: Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN is the most common and most debilitating complication of herpes zoster, and involves considerable associated costs. Objective: This paper presents results from nine health economic studies undertaken in eight European countries that compared lidocaine medicated plaster with gabapentin and/or pregabalin in PHN. It aims to support the increasing need for published cost-effectiveness data for health care decision-making processes in Europe. Methods: All studies were based on a similar core Markov model with data derived from clinical trials, local Delphi panels, and official national price and tariff lists. The main outcome measure was cost per quality-adjusted life year gained; time without pain or intolerable adverse events was also included as a secondary outcome measure. All studies focused on an elderly population of patients with PHN who had insufficient pain relief with standard analgesics and could not tolerate or had contraindications to tricyclic antidepressants. Results: Despite considerable differences in many of the variables used, the results showed remarkable similarity and suggested that use of lidocaine medicated plaster offered cost-savings in many of the countries studied, where it proved a highly cost-effective alternative to both gabapentin and pregabalin. Conclusion: Lidocaine medicated plaster is a cost-effective alternative to gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of PHN. These savings are largely the result of the superior safety profile of the lidocaine medicated plaster. Keywords: post-herpetic neuralgia, zoster, cost-effectiveness, lidocaine, plaster

  18. Nonlinear Stabilization under Sampled and Delayed Measurements, and with Inputs Subject to Delay and Zero-Order Hold

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    Karafyllis, Iasson

    2010-01-01

    Sampling arises simultaneously with input and output delays in networked control systems. When the delay is left uncompensated, the sampling period is generally required to be sufficiently small, the delay sufficiently short, and, for nonlinear systems, only semiglobal practical stability is generally achieved. For example, global stabilization of strict-feedforward systems under sampled measurements, sampled-data stabilization of the nonholonomic unicycle with arbitrarily sparse sampling, and sampled-data stabilization of LTI systems over networks with long delays, are open problems. In this paper we present two general results that address these example problems as special cases. First, we present global asymptotic stabilizers for forward complete systems under arbitrarily long input and output delays, with arbitrarily long sampling periods, and with continuous application of the control input. Second, we consider systems with sampled measurements and with control applied through a zero-order hold, under th...

  19. Overt and subtle discrimination, subjective well-being and physical health-related quality of life in an obese sample.

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    Magallares, Alejandro; Benito de Valle, Pilar; Irles, Jose Antonio; Jauregui-Lobera, Ignacio

    2014-10-27

    Obesity represents a serious health issue affecting millions of people in Western industrialized countries. The severity of the medical problems it causes is paralleled by the fact that obesity has become a social stigma that affects the psychological health-related quality of life of individuals with weight problems. Our study, with 111 obese patients of a Spanish hospital, focused specifically on how overt and subtle discrimination is related to subjective well-being (affect balance and life satisfaction) and physical health-related quality of life. It was shown that overt (r = -.28, p subjective well-being, and that there was a negative correlation between overt discrimination and physical health-related quality of life (r = -.26, p subjective well-being using the Baron and Kenny procedure. Finally, it is discussed the relationship between discrimination, subjective well-being and physical health-related quality of life in obese people.

  20. Assessment of the usefulness of silicone plaster application on a postoperative scar in women after mastectomy because of breast malignancy: a preliminary report

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    Anna Lipińska

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In the natural process of wound healing a scar is formed, which by its build, colour, and function does not resemble healthy tissue. This concerns not only the appearance of the outer integument, but above all, the deeper layers, which are also subject to the process of scarring. In some cases, a disorder of the decomposition and synthesis of collagen takes place and then hypertrophied scars and colloids are formed. Therefore, in physiotherapeutic practice, a scar should be seen in the three-dimensional aspect. Oncology patients can have so-called silicone dressings applied in the healing process of hypertrophied scars and colloids. The therapy using plasters with silicone gel is safe and non-invasive. Aim of the research: To assess the impact of silicone plasters on postoperative scars in the rehabilitation of women after mastectomy. Material and methods : The study, in which women after mastectomy took part, was performed in the Holycross Cancer Centre in Kielce. The assessment of a postoperative scar was based on the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS. Results and conclusions: Silicone dressings applied on a postoperative scar influenced its flexibility, colour, and size. The achieved results are satisfactory, and the applied method is effective and promising. However, the methods used to assess the scar, which are commonly recommended but not quite objective, raise some reservations and doubts among the authors.

  1. [Experimental study on effects of acupoint application with Leima type II plaster on collagen-induced arthritis in rats].

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    Li, Peng; Fang, Jian-Qiao; Zhou, Ya-Feng

    2011-09-01

    To observe the therapeutic effect of acupoint application with Leima type II plaster on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in rats and probe its mechanism. Bovine type II collagen was injected intradermally into the middle line of the back to induce CIA model with 48 Wistar rats. Then the rats were randomly divided into a model control group (group A), a matrix control group (group B), acupoint application group with plaster of low concentration (group C) and high concentration plaster group (group D), 12 rats in each group. Group C and group D were treated with low and high concentration of Leima type II plaster, and "Shenzhu" (GV 12), "Zhiyang" (GV 9) and "Mingmen" (GV 4) were selected, each application for about 15 hours, once each day for 30 days. Group B was used the same method of acupoint application except using non-drug matrix plaster, and group A was not given any treatment. The morphous and the histopathological changes of affection joint were observed. The paw edema volume after 30 days treatment in group C was significantly lower than that in group B (P plaster has a good therapeutic effect on CIA rats and the protective mechanism is related to the reduction of anti-type II collagen antibody level so as to carry out anti-inflammatory effect and immunosuppression.

  2. Efficacy of betamethasone valerate medicated plaster on painful chronic elbow tendinopathy: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

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    Frizziero, Antonio; Causero, Araldo; Bernasconi, Stefano; Papalia, Rocco; Longo, Mario; Sessa, Vincenzo; Sadile, Francesco; Greco, Pasquale; Tarantino, Umberto; Masiero, Stefano; Rovati, Stefano; Frangione, Valeria

    2016-01-01

    to investigate the efficacy and safety of a medicated plaster containing betamethasone valerate (BMV) 2.25 mg in patients with chronic elbow tendinopathy. randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with assignment 2:2:1:1 to BMV medicated plaster applied daily for 12 hours, daily for 24 hours or matched placebo. 62 patients aged ≥18 years with chronic lateral elbow tendinopathy were randomized. The primary efficacy variable was pain reduction (VAS) at day 28. Secondary objectives included summed pain intensity differences (SPID), overall treatment efficacy and tolerability. mean reduction in VAS pain score at day 28 was greater in both BMV medicated plaster groups, -39.35±27.69 mm for BMV12-h and -36.91±32.50 mm for BMV24-h, than with placebo, -20.20±27.32 mm. Considering the adjusted mean decreases, there was a statistically significant difference between BMV12-h and placebo (p=0.0110). Global pain relief (SPID) and overall treatment efficacy were significantly better with BMV. BMV and placebo plasters had similar local tolerability and there were few treatment-related adverse events. BMV plaster was significantly more effective than placebo at reducing pain in patients with chronic elbow tendinopathies. The BMV plaster was safe and well tolerated.

  3. Can we save a follow up appointment by leaving nylon sutures under plaster for 6 weeks

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    Randeep Aujla

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Randeep Aujla, Abhinav Gulihar, Andrew Chandraraj, Graham TaylorOrthopaedic Department, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, EnglandBackground: The purpose of this study was to highlight the potential resource saving method of leaving nylon sutures under plaster for 6 weeks after forefoot surgery. Methods: We gathered patient data from 72 cases of forefoot surgery over a 5-year period and analyzed the complications encountered. Only patients who required at least 6 weeks of plaster were included.Results: There were two cases of wound infection and one of flap necrosis. The infection rates are comparable to previous studies into forefoot surgery infection rates. There was no difficulty in removing the sutures and scarring was not noted to be a problem.Conclusions: Financial, convenience and time benefits could be obtained if this technique was in common practice.Keywords: elective forefoot surgery, wound infections, wound complications, nylon sutures

  4. The effects of nicotine in dermal plaster on cognitive functions in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

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    Snaedal, J; Johannesson, T; Jonsson, J E; Gylfadottir, G

    1996-01-01

    Eighteen patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (NINCDS/ADRDA criteria) participated in a placebo-controlled, double-blind study, with a crossover design. The patients had mild or moderate dementia (MMSE = 20.3 +/- 4.6, range 12-28). The trial consisted of two 4-week periods with a 2-week washout period in between. Nicotine was given in the form of dermal plasters. Most of the patients tolerated the highest doses of 21 mg nicotine/24 h, but some received 14 mg/24 h. The effect was monitored with tests of short-term memory, verbal fluency, attention and psychomotor speed. Nicotine was also determined in the blood. Short-term memory improved significantly after 4 weeks of treatment, both on nicotine and placebo (p nicotine applied in the form of dermal plasters is of any significance in the treatment of memory deficits in patient with Alzheimer's disease.

  5. Can foot compression under a plaster cast prevent deep-vein thrombosis during lower limb immobilisation?

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    Domeij-Arverud, E; Latifi, A; Labruto, F; Nilsson, G; Ackermann, P W

    2013-09-01

    We hypothesised that adjuvant intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) beneath a plaster cast would reduce the risk of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) during post-operative immobilisation of the lower limb. Of 87 patients with acute tendo Achillis (TA) rupture, 26 were prospectively randomised post-operatively after open TA repair. The treatment group (n = 14) received two weeks of IPC of the foot for at least six hours daily under a plaster cast. The control group (n = 12) had no additional treatment. At two weeks post-operatively all patients received an orthosis until follow-up at six weeks. At two and six weeks the incidence of DVT was assessed using colour duplex sonography by two ultrasonographers blinded to the treatment. Two patients withdrew from the study due to inability to tolerate IPC treatment. An interim analysis demonstrated a high incidence of DVT in both the IPC group (9 of 12, 75%) and the controls (6 of 12, 50%) (p = 0.18). No significant differences in incidence were detected at two (p = 0.33) or six weeks (p = 0.08) post-operatively. Malfunction of the IPC leading to a second plaster cast was found to correlate with an increased DVT risk at two weeks (ϕ = 0.71; p = 0.019), leading to a premature abandonment of the study. We cannot recommend adjuvant treatment with foot IPC under a plaster cast for outpatient DVT prevention during post-operative immobilisation, owing to a high incidence of DVT related to malfunctioning of this type of IPC application.

  6. Who should answer the question: "Can I drive with this plaster cast?".

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    Gandhi, M J; Freitas, D; Lewis, M; Bolton, L; Bhasin, S; Leonard, D; Marsh, A

    2014-02-01

    The application of a plaster cast is known to affect driving ability, but patients continue to drive. The individuals and authorities involved in assessing driving safely include doctors, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), police, insurance companies, and patients, but it is unclear who should take responsibility for the advice given, especially in the event of an accident. We contacted senior plaster technicians in 348 hospitals in the UK. We recorded their responses regarding advice given to patients on driving in specific casts. Sixteen motor insurance companies and 40 police forces were also contacted in order to canvass their opinions. 188 technician interviews (response rate 54%) were conducted. Only 10% of respondents offered advice unprompted; an average of 48% of patients asked for advice. 88% of respondents referred patients to their motor insurance companies, and also to the DVLA (11.7%), doctor (10.6%), or police (5.9%). Only 20.2% of plaster rooms provided written information. All insurance companies would insure patients provided the doctor had not explicitly objected to driving, but there was no consensus amongst the responses received from police. In the event of an accident after the treating doctor had advised against driving, insurance companies were likely to invalidate the policy, and the police would seek penalty punishment or prosecution. Although doctors are not specifically trained to assess the ability of patients to drive, insurance companies and police forces place the responsibility on doctors to advise patients. Since current evidence suggests plaster casts can impair driving ability, we suggest patients should be advised not to drive. Patients accept all responsibility if they continue to drive after receiving this specific advice and understanding its implications. Copyright © 2013 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Scottish charity number SC005317) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Published by Elsevier

  7. Quality of Plaster Molding for Distal Radius Fractures Is Improved Through Focused Tuition of Junior Surgeons.

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    Ramoutar, Darryl N; Silk, Robert; Rodrigues, Jeremy N; Hatton, Mark

    2014-08-01

    Successful nonoperative management of distal radius fractures requires an adequately reduced fracture held in a well-molded cast. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a targeted teaching session to the same group of junior doctors led to objective improvement in fracture reduction and plaster molding and hence a decrease in the redisplacement of these fractures. Retrospective review. Level I academic trauma center. A retrospective review of all dorsally angulated distal radius fractures treated in plaster that presented to our plaster room over a 4-week period (group 1, n = 52). This was followed by the intervention and a subsequent 4-week prospective review (group 2, n = 36). Radiographs were reviewed before manipulation, after manipulation, and at follow-up by a single senior orthopaedic trainee using predetermined criteria. A targeted teaching session on fracture reduction and cast molding to the same group of junior doctors involved in managing all these cases. Adequate fracture reduction, plaster molding, redisplacement, and further intervention before and after the targeted intervention. In group 1, 85% had adequate fracture reduction but only 36% showed adequate molding. This was improved in group 2%-94% adequate reduction and 65% adequate molding (P = 0.022). The rate of redisplacement was improved from 65% to 44% in group 2. In both groups, the rate of redisplacement was around 20% for adequately reduced and molded fractures, compared with around 90% for adequately reduced but inadequately molded cases (P < 0.001). The rate of further intervention improved from 27% to 8% (P = 0.052). We recommend that specific teaching focusing on fracture reduction and molding techniques is included in orthopaedic juniors' induction teaching or as a separate session. Therapeutic Level III. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

  8. Effect of lipidmicrosphere prostaglandin combined with Shengji plaster on bedsore healing in III and IV degree

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    Su-Fang Gao; Qing-Fu Song; Shu-Ping Gao

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of lipidmicrosphere prostaglandin (Lipo PGE1) combined with Shengji plaster on the bedsore healing.Methods: A total of 100 patients with bedsores in III and IV degree who were admitted in our hospital from January, 2013 to January, 2015 were included in the study and divided into the observation group and the control group with 50 cases in each group according to different treatment protocols. The blood glucose, infection, and blood pressure in the two groups were effectively controlled. The patients in the observation group were given intravenous drip of Lipo PGE1 and external application of Shengji plaster, while the patients in the control group were given intravenous drip of Chuanxiongqin injection and external application of Shengji plaster. Four-week treatment was regarded as one course. The specimens on the wound surface of bedsores 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks after treatment were collected. SABC developing method was used to observe the blood capillary density value (/10 HP). TcPO2 1 cm around the wound surface and the skin temperature were measured.Results:The blood capillary density values 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks after treatment in the observation group were significantly higher than those in the control group (P<0.05). The bedsore wound surface skin temperature 2, 4, 6, and 8 h after medication in the observation group was significantly lower than that in the control group (P<0.05), while TcPO2 was significantly higher than that in the control group (P<0.05).Conclusions: Lipo PGE1 combined with Shengji plaster can effectively improve the blood circulation on the wound surface of bedsores, and promote the bedsore healing.

  9. The plaster plate becomes a air-conditioner; La plaque de platre se fait climatiseur

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    Lucat, Th.

    2005-09-01

    BASF company, in association with Knauf, has developed a plaster plate capable to regulate the indoor temperature of a room during summer time. A paraffin-based (wax) phase change material, named Micronal, is included in the plater to store energy during the day and to release it during the night. The lifetime of the phase change material is at least 30 years without loss of efficiency. Short paper. (J.S.)

  10. Treatment of localized neuropathic pain after disk herniation with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster

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    Rudolf Likar,1 Ingo Kager,1 Michael Obmann,1 Wolfgang Pipam,1 Reinhard Sittl21Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Klagenfurt Hospital, Klagenfurt, Austria; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Interdisciplinary Pain Center, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, GermanyObjective: To assess treatment with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster for peripheral neuropathic pain after disk herniation.Study design: Case series, single center, retrospective data.Patients and methods: Data of 23 ...

  11. Observations on the Efficacy of Auricular-plaster Therapy plus Medicine in Treating Heroin Addiction

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    王泽涛; 袁宜勤; 王军; 罗杰坤

    2006-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the curative effect of auricular-plaster therapy on heroin addiction. Methods: Sixty cases of heroin addiction were treated by auricular-plaster therapy in cooperation with methadone and another 60 cases with methadone as a control. The treatment lasted 10 days. Results and conclusion: The results showed that the curative effect of auricular-plaster therapy plus methadone on heroin addiction was significantly better than that of methadone in the control group(P<0.01). The rate of drug relapse was also significantly lower in the former(P<0.01). It is considered that auricular-plaster therapy in cooperation with methadone is now an ideal therapeutic method for drug withdrawal.%目的:观察耳穴贴压治疗海洛因依赖的疗效.方法:耳穴贴压配合西药美沙酮治疗海洛因依赖60例,并与美沙酮治疗60例作对照,临床戒毒观察10 d.结果与结论:结果表明,耳穴贴压配合西药美沙酮戒毒疗效明显优于对照组美沙酮的戒毒疗效(P《0.01),其复吸率也低(P《0.01).认为耳穴贴压配合西药美沙酮戒毒是目前比较理想的戒毒治疗方法.

  12. Average values and racial differences of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio among a nationally representative sample of United States subjects.

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    Full Text Available Several studies reported the negative impact of elevated neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR on outcomes in many surgical and medical conditions. Previous studies used arbitrary NLR cut-off points according to the average of the populations under study. There is no data on the average NLR in the general population. The aim of this study is to explore the average values of NLR and according to race in adult non-institutional United States individuals by using national data.The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES of aggregated cross-sectional data collected from 2007 to 2010 was analyzed; data extracted included markers of systemic inflammation (neutrophil count, lymphocyte count, and NLR, demographic variables and other comorbidities. Subjects who were prescribed steroids, chemotherapy, immunomodulators and antibiotics were excluded. Adjusted linear regression models were used to examine the association between demographic and clinical characteristics and neutrophil counts, lymphocyte counts, and NLR.Overall 9427 subjects are included in this study. The average value of neutrophils is 4.3 k cells/mL, of lymphocytes 2.1k cells/mL; the average NLR is 2.15. Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic participants have significantly lower mean NLR values (1.76, 95% CI 1.71-1.81 and 2.08, 95% CI 2.04-2.12 respectively when compared to non-Hispanic Whites (2.24, 95% CI 2.19-2.28-p<0.0001. Subjects who reported diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and smoking had significantly higher NLR than subjects who did not. Racial differences regarding the association of smoking and BMI with NLR were observed.This study is providing preliminary data on racial disparities in a marker of inflammation, NLR, that has been associated with several chronic diseases outcome, suggesting that different cut-off points should be set according to race. It also suggests that racial differences exist in the inflammatory response to environmental and behavioral risk factors.

  13. Prediction of drilling micro-hole in CO{sub 2} laser irradiated sticking plaster

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    Rao Zhiming; Lu Yanzhao [Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronic, the College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, Hubei (China); Wu Tao [School of Science, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Du Jianqiang, E-mail: raozm24@163.com [Depart of Computer Science, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang 330004, Jiangxi (China)

    2011-02-01

    This paper reports a simulation model of drilling micro-hole in sticking plaster heated with a 1064 nm continuous CO{sub 2} laser beam. Laser spot sizes ranged from 0.1 to 0.2mm diameter with axial irradiance power levels of 25-100W. To apply software Ansys, the measured steady-state surface temperature is calculated to rise with both increasing beam power and incident laser irradiance. For temperatures above 450 deg. C, sticking plaster vaporized into ventilation hole, and the size of ventilation hole 0.15mm diameter spent 1.7ms heated with laser power lever of 100W with the size of spot 0.15mm diameter, in good accordance with reported in earlier experiments studies. Similarly, the size of ventilation holes changed with beam power and laser spot diameter. These results show that software Ansys can be used to predict drilling micro-hole in CO{sub 2} laser irradiated sticking plaster and the result of simulation can guide to laser drilling experiments.

  14. Objective assessment of plaster cast quality in pediatric distal forearm fractures: Is there an optimal index?

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    Labronici, Pedro José; Ferreira, Leonardo Termis; Dos Santos Filho, Fernando Claudino; Pires, Robinson Esteves Santos; Gomes, Davi Coutinho Fonseca Fernandes; da Silva, Luiz Henrique Penteado; Gameiro, Vinicius Schott

    2017-02-01

    Several so-called casting indices are available for objective evaluation of plaster cast quality. The present study sought to investigate four of these indices (gap index, padding index, Canterbury index, and three-point index) as compared to a reference standard (cast index) for evaluation of plaster cast quality after closed reduction of pediatric displaced distal forearm fractures. Forty-three radiographs from patients with displaced distal forearm fractures requiring manipulation were reviewed. Accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, false-positive probability, false-negative probability, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, positive likelihood ratio, and negative likelihood ratio were calculated for each of the tested indices. Comparison among indices revealed diagnostic agreement in only 4.7% of cases. The strongest correlation with the cast index was found for the gap index, with a Spearman correlation coefficient of 0.94. The gap index also displayed the best agreement with the cast index, with both indices yielding the same result in 79.1% of assessments. When seeking to assess plaster cast quality, the cast index and gap index should be calculated; if both indices agree, a decision on quality can be made. If the cast and gap indices disagree, the padding index can be calculated as a tiebreaker, and the decision based on the most frequent of the three results. Calculation of the three-point index and Canterbury index appears unnecessary. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Effect of Shengji Yuhong plaster on the wound healing after anal fistula surgery

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    Jin-Zhong Liu; Ma Li

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of Shengji Yuhong plaster on the wound healing after anal fistula surgery.Methods:A total of 120 patients with anal fistula who were admitted in our hospital from January, 2011 to December, 2013 for operation were included in the study and randomized into the observation group and the control group with 50 cases in each group after operation. The patients in the observation group were given external application of Shengji Yuhong plaster, while the patients in the control group were given vaselinum ribbon gauze. The patients in the two groups were given 3-week treatment. The wound area, granulation form, healing rate, healing time, and adverse reactions 1, 2, 3 weeks after operation in the two groups were compared.Results:The wound area 1, 2, 4 weeks after operation in the observation group was significantly less than that in the control group (P<0.05). The granulation form score was significantly lower than that in the control group (P<0.05). The wound repairing rate and the total effective rate were significantly higher than those in the control group (P<0.05), and the average healing time was significantly faster than that in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusions:Shengji Yuhong plaster can significantly shorten the wound healing time in patients after anal fistula surgery and is beneficial for the postoperative rehabilitation.

  16. Comparison of virtual and manual tooth setups with digital and plaster models in extraction cases.

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    Im, Joon; Cha, Jung-Yul; Lee, Kee-Joon; Yu, Hyung-Seog; Hwang, Chung-Ju

    2014-04-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the virtual and manual tooth setups with digital and plaster models in extraction cases by measuring various occlusal parameters and applying the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system. Linear intra-arch and interarch dimensions (arch width and length, perimeter, overjet, and overbite), angular variables (tip, torque, and rotation), and American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system scores obtained from a digital virtual setup model were compared with those from a plaster model setup. The digital virtual setup model resulted in smaller arch perimeters than did the plaster setup model by 2.20 mm in the maxillary arch (P overjet (P overjet, occlusal contact, and total score (P <0.01) were required for the digital than for the manual setup model. Digital and manual setups lead to similar measurements for intra-arch and interarch occlusal variables. However, because of the possibility of collision on proximal and occlusal contact, delicate adjustments in proximal and occlusal contacts are required. Copyright © 2014 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. The potential role of cattail-reinforced clay plaster in sustainable building

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    G. Georgiev

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable development is a key goal in town and country planning, as well as in the building industry. The main aims are to avoid inefficient land use, to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and, thus, to move towards meeting the challenges of climate change. In this article we consider how the use of a traditional low-energy building material, namely clay, might contribute. Recent research has identified a promising connection between the reinforcement of clay for internal wall plastering with fibres from the wetland plant Typha latifolia (cattail and the positive environmental effects of cultivating this species. If large quantities of Typha fibres were to be used in building, the need for cultivation of the plant would increase and create new possibilities for the renaturalisation of polluted or/and degraded peatlands. We explore the topic first on the basis of literature, considering the suitability of Typha for this application and possibilities for its sustainable cultivation, as well as implications for the life cycle analyses of buildings in which it is used. We then report (qualitatively the results of testing different combinations of clay with natural plant (straw and cattail fibres for their suitability as a universal plaster, which demonstrate clearly the superior properties of Typha fibres as a reinforcement material for clay plaster mortars.

  18. Association of smoking, alcohol and NSAIDs use with expression of cag A and cag T genes of Helicobacter pylori in salivary samples of asymptomatic subjects

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    Pinaki Ghosh; Subhash Laxmanrao Bodhankar

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To determine the association of smoking, alcohol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) use with presence and virulence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in a representative sample of a random adult population of asymptomatic subjects. Methods:Non virulent 16S rRNA and virulent cag A and T genes from salivary samples of 854 asymptomatic subjects were determined using polymerase chain reaction. The presence and absence of virulent and non virulent infection was statistically compared with consumption of smoking, alcohol and NSAIDs. Results:The prevalence of infection in male and female subjects was found to be 69.25%and 66.90%, respectively. The prevalence of infection in the population of asymptomatic subjects with respect to consumption of alcohol was as follows:current (31.22%), former (52.20%) and never (43.58%). The prevalence of infection in the population of asymptomatic subjects with respect to smoking of cigarettes was as follows:current (88.80%), former (57.14%) and never (33.33%). The prevalence of infection in the subject population consuming NSAIDs and not consuming NSAIDs frequently was found to be 82.75%and 21.16%, respectively. Virulence in male and female subjects was found to be 60.00%and 50.00%, respectively. The presence of virulent infection in the population of asymptomatic subjects with respect to consumption of alcohol was as follows:current (28.57%), former (40.15%) and never (50.00%). The prevalence of virulent infection in the population of asymptomatic subjects with respect to smoking of cigarettes was as follows:current (79.32%), former (75.00%) and never (50.00%). The prevalence of virulent infection in the subject population consuming NSAIDs and not consuming NSAIDs frequently was found to be 88.23%and 66.66%, respectively. Conclusions:It can be concluded that smoking and NSAIDs consumption are aggravating factors for virulence of H. pylori and alcohol can inhibit H. pylori infection in asymptomatic

  19. Dental anomalies: prevalence and associations between them in a large sample of non-orthodontic subjects, a cross-sectional study.

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    Laganà, G; Venza, N; Borzabadi-Farahani, A; Fabi, F; Danesi, C; Cozza, P

    2017-03-11

    To analyze the prevalence and associations between dental anomalies detectable on panoramic radiographs in a sample of non-orthodontic growing subjects. For this cross-sectional study, digital panoramic radiographs of 5005 subjects were initially screened from a single radiographic center in Rome. Inclusion criteria were: subjects who were aged 8-12 years, Caucasian, and had good diagnostic quality radiographs. Syndromic subjects, those with craniofacial malformation, or orthodontic patients were excluded and this led to a sample of 4706 subjects [mean (SD) age = 9.6 (1.2) years, 2366 males and 2340 females]. Sample was subsequently divided into four subgroups (8, 9, 10, and 11-12 year-old groups). Two operators examined panoramic radiographs to observe the presence of common dental anomalies. The prevalence and associations between dental anomalies were also investigated. The overall prevalence of dental anomalies was 20.9%. Approximately, 17.9% showed only one anomaly, 2.7% two anomalies, while only 0.3% had more than two anomalies. The most frequent anomalies were the displacement of maxillary canine (7.5%), hypodontia (7.1%), impacted teeth (3.9%), tooth ankylosis (2.8%), and tooth transposition (1.4%). The lower right second premolar was the most frequent missing teeth; 3.7% had only one tooth agenesis, and 0.08% had six or more missing tooth (Oligodontia). Mesiodens was the most common type of supernumerary tooth (0.66%). Two subjects had taurodontic tooth (0.04%). Tooth transpositions and displacement of maxillary canine were seen in 1.4 and 7.5%, retrospectively (approximately 69 and 58% were in the 8 and 9 year-old groups, retrospectively). Significant associations were detected between the different dental anomalies (P < .05). The results of our study revealed significant associations among different dental anomalies and provide further evidences to support common etiological factors.

  20. Improvement of inflammatory dermatoses severity and quality of life in patients treated with a betamethasone valerate plaster (LIBERE study)

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    Maccari, Francois

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Background: A ready to use betamethasone valerate 0.1% (BMV) dressing was effective and well-tolerated by patients receiving chronic plaque psoriasis treatment. Objective: Collect data related to BMV dressing used in the context of market authorization. Methods: An observational, prospective study, including 258 patients with a maximum 4-weeks-treatment of inflammatory dermatosis with BMV 2.25 mg plaster was performed. The prescription pattern was described and the disease severity assessed using a Physician Global Assessment (PGA). Patient satisfaction as well as their quality of life (DLQI) were evaluated. Clinical evaluation was performed before and after the treatment. Results: The DLQI scores improved from 10.0 ± 5.4 to 3.5 ± 3.5 points (p < 0.0001) and PGA decreased from 12.5 ± 3.1 to 4.2 ± 3.0 points (p < 0.0001). The highest DLQI and PGA improvement was reported for the eczema group. Subjects reported the test dressing was better than prior therapies with 93.5% very satisfied and 90.4% satisfied. Conclusions: The BMV dressing is well-tolerated and effective in the treatment of inflammatory dermatoses, improving both the objective signs of the disease as well as patients’ quality of life. PMID:25898980

  1. Validation of a subjective well-being inventory with youth and adolescents Argentinean, Mexican, and Brazilian Samples

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    del Pino Peña, Roberto; Almeida Da Silva Junior, Sergio Henrique; Aguiar de Souza, Marcos; Paris,Laura; Omar,Alicia

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to adapt the Well-Being Inventory of Nacpal & Shell for using with Latinamerican youth and adolescents. The conceptual, semantic and operational equivalence of inventory prototype version was analized. The final version was administered to a sample of 1,891 students (730 Mexicans, 664 Argentines and 497 Brazilians) who also filled a set of recognized instruments developed to explore resilience, coping, sense of humor, emotional intelligence and cultural values. The e...

  2. Urinary albumin excretion in a population based sample of 1011 middle aged non-diabetic subjects. The Copenhagen City Heart Study Group

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    Jensen, J S; Feldt-Rasmussen, B; Borch-Johnsen, K

    1993-01-01

    Increased urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) especially in the range of 20-200 micrograms min-1, termed microalbuminuria, has been proposed as a risk marker and predictor for cardiovascular disease in non-diabetic subjects. Thus it would be of importance to describe the distribution of UAER...... in the non-diabetic population. Among 1011 30-70-year-old subjects without diabetes mellitus or urinary tract infection, who were invited to participate in a population based epidemiological study, the albumin concentration was measured in an overnight urine sample. The measurement was performed by an ELISA...... constant with age, but males had higher UAER than females, 2.6 (0-13.5) micrograms min-1 vs 2.2 (0-8.3) micrograms min-1; p overnight urine sample, was 3% (95% C.I. interval: 1...

  3. Comments on the paper "A comprehensive modeling and vibration analysis of AFM microcantilevers subjected to nonlinear tip-sample interaction forces" by Sohrab Eslami and Nader Jalili.

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    Passian, Ali; Tetard, Laurene; Thundat, Thomas

    2013-08-01

    This comment on the paper "A comprehensive modeling and vibration analysis of AFM microcantilevers subjected to nonlinear tip-sample interaction forces" by Sohrab Eslami and Jalili (2012) [1] aims to: (1) discuss and elucidate the concept of "virtual resonance" and thus (2) avert a misinterpretation of the experimental results and findings reported in the Tetard et al. Physical Review Letters 106, 180801 (2011) [2].

  4. Diclofenac epolamine plus heparin plaster versus diclofenac epolamine plaster in mild to moderate ankle sprain: a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, multicentre, phase III trial.

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    Costantino, Cosimo; Kwarecki, Jacek; Samokhin, Anatoly V; Mautone, Giuseppe; Rovati, Stefano

    2011-01-01

    In general sports, ankle sprain is the most frequently reported ankle injury and can cause chronic lateral ankle pain and tenderness. Treatment with NSAIDs is preferred, and several topical NSAID formulations are now available, helping to avoid the systemic adverse events typically associated with oral preparations. To compare the efficacy and tolerability of a newly developed fixed-dose diclofenac epolamine (diclofenac hydroxyethylpyrrolidine, DHEP)/heparin plaster (Flectoparin® Tissugel) with that of a DHEP (Flector EP Tissugel®) or placebo plaster in the treatment of mild to moderate ankle sprain in adults. This was a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, multicentre, phase III study conducted in the emergency medical centres of hospitals or private clinics in Europe. Outpatients aged 18-65 years who had suffered an acute ankle sprain (O'Donoghue grade I or II in severity, with external lateral ligament involvement) within the previous 48 hours and had peri-malleolar oedema were eligible for inclusion. A total of 430 patients were randomized to receive a DHEP/heparin 1.3%/5600 IU (n = 142), DHEP 1.3% (n = 146) or placebo (n = 142) plaster, applied once daily to the injured ankle for a total of 7 days. The primary endpoint was the mean change from baseline in pain on movement on day 3, as measured by a visual analogue scale (VAS). The DHEP/heparin plaster was associated with a significantly (p = 0.002) greater mean reduction from baseline in pain on movement after 3 days of treatment than the DHEP plaster (-24.2 vs -18.8 mm VAS), with each active treatment providing significantly (p ≤ 0.005) greater pain relief than placebo (-13.7 mm VAS). Both DHEP/heparin and DHEP were also effective in relieving other measures of pain, with DHEP/heparin recipients experiencing significantly less daily pain while leaning on the injured limb than DHEP recipients (p plaster and DHEP plaster were both well tolerated, with

  5. Relationship of family caregiver burden with quality of care and psychopathology in a sample of Arab subjects with schizophrenia

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    Zahid Muhammad A

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although the burden experienced by families of people with schizophrenia has long been recognized as one of the most important consequences of the disorder, there are no reports from the Arab world. Following the example of the five - nation European (EPSILON study, we explored the following research question: How does the relationship between domains of caregiving (as in the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire - IEQ-EU and caregiver psychic distress on the one hand, and caregiver's/patient's socio-demographics, clinical features and indices of quality of care, on the other hand, compare with the pattern in the literature? Method Consecutive family caregivers of outpatients with schizophrenia were interviewed with the IEQ-EU. Patients were interviewed with measures of needs for care, service satisfaction, quality of life (QOL and psychopathology. Results There were 121 caregivers (66.1% men, aged 39.8. The IEQ domain scores (total: 46.9; tension: 13.4; supervision: 7.9; worrying: 12.9; and urging: 16.4 were in the middle of the range for the EU data. In regression analyses, higher burden subscale scores were variously associated with caregiver lower level of education, patient's female gender and younger age, as well as patient's lower subjective QOL and needs for hospital care, and not involving the patient in outdoor activities. Disruptive behavior was the greatest determinant of global rating of burden. Conclusion Our results indicate that, despite differences in service set-up and culture, the IEQ-EU can be used in Kuwait as it has been used in the western world, to describe the pattern of scores on the dimensions of caregiving. Differences with the international data reflect peculiarities of culture and type of service. Despite generous national social welfare provisions, experience of burden was the norm and was significantly associated with patient's disruptive behavior. The results underscore the need for provision

  6. Post-operative corticosterone levels in plasma and feces of mice subjected to permanent catheterization and automated blood sampling.

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    Sundbom, Renée; Jacobsen, Kirsten R; Kalliokoski, Otto; Hau, Jann; Abelson, Klas S P

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of surgical placement of permanent arterial catheters on plasma corticosterone levels, fecal corticosterone excretion and body weight in male BALB/c/Sca mice. In addition, the effects of voluntarily ingested buprenorphine in doses of 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg body weight on these parameters were studied. A catheter was placed in the carotid artery during isoflurane anesthesia. Immediately after surgery, the mice were connected to an AccuSampler® μ and blood samples for plasma corticosterone quantification were collected automatically during the first 24 h postoperatively. All fecal boli produced 24 h before and 24 h after surgery were collected for fecal corticosterone excretion measures and the pre- and post-operative body weights were registered. Plasma corticosterone levels were in the range of 150-300 ng/ml after the surgical procedure and the body weight was significantly lower 24 h after surgery compared to its pre-operative value. Contrary to what was expected, the total fecal corticosterone excretion was significantly reduced 24 h after surgery, as was the defecation. Buprenorphine treatment significantly lowered the plasma corticosterone levels, but had no effect on fecal corticosterone excretion or body weight change. It was concluded that surgical placement of an arterial catheter induces a significant stress response, as judged by its effect on plasma corticosterone and body weight. Voluntary ingestion of buprenorphine improved postoperative recovery by lowering plasma corticosterone concentrations. Neither fecal corticosterone excretion nor body weight change seems suitable for postoperative stress assessment in mice in the present experimental setup.

  7. Variation in the Levels of Aluminum and Manganese in Scalp Hair Samples of the Patients Having Different Psychiatric Disorders with Related to Healthy Subjects.

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    Arain, Mariam S; Afridi, Hassan Imran; Kazi, Tasneem Gul; Kazi, Atif; Naeemullah; Ali, Jamshed; Arain, Salma Aslam; Panhwar, Abdul Haleem

    2015-11-01

    There is very limited information available on the role of trace elements in psychiatric disorders (PSD). Immense pieces of evidence support the idea that exposure to trace and toxic metals, such as aluminum (Al) and manganese (Mn), may be factors or cofactors in the etiopathogenesis of a variety of psychiatric disorders. The aim of our study was to assess the Al and Mn in scalp hair samples of 102 patients having different types of psychiatric disorder PSD diseases together with 120 referent subjects of male patients in the age group of 45-60 years. The understudy elements in scalp hair samples were assessed by the flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry after microwave-assisted acid digestion method .The validity of methodology was checked by the certified human hair reference material (NCS ZC81002). The recovery of studied elements was found in the range of 98.1-99.2 % of certified reference material. The results of this study showed that the mean values of Al and Mn were significantly higher in scalp hair samples of all types of PSD as compared to referents subjects. The resulted data indicated a significant increase in the contents of Mn and Al in scalp hair samples of psychiatric patients than that of its control counterpart, which may provide prognostic tool for the diagnosis of the mental disorders. However, further work is suggested to examine the exact correlation between trace elements level and the degree of disorder.

  8. Subjective Interpretation of Probability under the Analysis of Sampling Paradox%从抽样悖论看概率的主观解释

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    黄闪闪; 李铁

    2014-01-01

    在科学推理中,一直存在着主观概率与客观概率的争议。频率主义者坚持概率的频率解释,认为概率只能是客观的。但是随机抽样悖论表明,经典统计推理不可能避免随机样本的主观性。贝叶斯主义者根据概率的主观解释,用赌商的方式量化先验知识,协调了主客观之间的矛盾。概率的应用性表明,概率解释的选择是多元的,主体交互概率解释为主观解释提供了一条融合客观因素的新进路。%In scientific reasoning,there is a source of debate between subjective probability and ob-jective probability.Frequentists insist on the frequency interpretation of probability;they take proba-bilities as objective.However,the paradox of random sampling shows that the subjectivity of random sampling cannot be avoided in statistical reasoning.According to the subjective interpretation of prob-ability,and the quantification of prior knowledge,the contradiction between the subjective and objec-tive is reconciled by Bayesians.The applicability of probability shows that the selection of probability interpretation is multiple,that is,there are various viable interpretations of probability.To introduce objective factors,this is a new approach to subjective probability in accordance with the inter-subjec-tive probability.

  9. Curative effect of Tai Chi exercise in combination with auricular plaster therapy on improving obesity patient with secondary hyperlipidemia.

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    Song, Qinghua; Yuan, Yandong; Jiao, Chun; Zhu, Ximei

    2015-01-01

    Observe the effect of Tai Chi in combination with auricular plaster therapy on treating obesity patient with secondary hyperlipidemia. Select 45 patients who suffer from simple obesity and secondary hyperlipidemia and then adopt random digital table to divide them into a Tai Chi group, an auricular plaster therapy group and a combination group. Each group consists of 15 patients. The patients in Tai Chi group are trained with Tai Chi twice a day, while those in auricular plaster therapy are treated with auricular plaster therapy 3-5 times a day and those in the combination group are trained with Tai Chi and auricular plaster therapy twice a day. BMI, body fat percentage and blood lipid indexes are respectively detected for the selected patients in the three groups before treatment and after 180 days' treatment. After 180 days' treatment, BMI index and body fat percentage of Tai Chi group are significantly improved in comparison with those before treatment (Pplaster therapy group are not improved obviously in comparison with those before the treatment (P>0.05) but the blood lipid index is improved significantly (Pplaster therapy can show the obvious synergistic therapeutic effect and thus the combined curative effect is obviously superior to that of the single therapy method.

  10. Can treatment success with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster be predicted in cancer pain with neuropathic components or trigeminal neuropathic pain?

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    Kern, Kai-Uwe; Nalamachu, Srinivas; Brasseur, Louis; Zakrzewska, Joanna M

    2013-01-01

    An expert group of 40 pain specialists from 16 countries performed a first assessment of the value of predictors for treatment success with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster in the management of cancer pain with neuropathic components and trigeminal neuropathic pain. Results were based on the retrospective analysis of 68 case reports (sent in by participants in the 4 weeks prior to the conference) and the practical experience of the experts. Lidocaine plaster treatment was mostly successful for surgery or chemotherapy-related cancer pain with neuropathic components. A dose reduction of systemic pain treatment was observed in at least 50% of all cancer pain patients using the plaster as adjunct treatment; the presence of allodynia, hyperalgesia or pain quality provided a potential but not definitively clear indication of treatment success. In trigeminal neuropathic pain, continuous pain, severe allodynia, hyperalgesia, or postherpetic neuralgia or trauma as the cause of orofacial neuropathic pain were perceived as potential predictors of treatment success with lidocaine plaster. In conclusion, these findings provide a first assessment of the likelihood of treatment benefits with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster in the management of cancer pain with neuropathic components and trigeminal neuropathic pain and support conducting large, well-designed multicenter studies.

  11. Functional exercise in combination with auricular plaster therapy is more conducive to rehabilitation of menopausal women patients with anxiety disorder.

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    Han, Yubin; Duan, Fugui; Xu, Rongmei; Wang, Yi; Zhang, Hongyu

    2015-01-01

    Observe the effect of functional exercise in combination with auricular plaster therapy on menopausal women patients with anxiety disorder. Select 45 menopausal women patients with anxiety disorder and then adopt random digital table to divide them into a functional exercise group, an auricular plaster therapy group and a combination group. Each group consists of 15 patients. The patients in the functional exercise group do yoga exercise twice a day; those in the auricular plaster therapy group are provided with the auricular plaster therapy twice a day; those in the combination group do yoga exercise and then they are provided with the auricular plaster therapy twice a day. Before the treatment and after 12 weeks' treatment, respectively detect and compare the selected patients in the three groups in respect HAMA score, physical function score and mental function score; And the cured patients are followed up for 3 months to compare recurrence rate of each group. After 12 weeks' treatment, HAMA score, physical function score and mental function score of the combination group are obviously better than those of another two groups (Pplaster, the combined curative effect is obviously better than that of single treatment and the clinical recurrence rate is significantly lower than that of single treatment. It shows that the combined treatment method presents obvious synergistic effect and the synergistic treatment is more beneficial to improve the curative effect.

  12. Flexible intramedullary nails with traction versus plaster cast for treating femoral shaft fractures in children: comparative retrospective study.

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    Nascimento, Fabiano Prata do; Santili, Cláudio; Akkari, Miguel; Waisberg, Gilberto; Braga, Susana dos Reis; Fucs, Patrícia Maria Moraes de Barros

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    CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Femoral fractures are common in children between 2 and 12 years of age, and 75% of the lesions affect the femoral shaft. Traction followed by a plaster cast is universally accepted as conservative treatment. However, in some situations, a surgical approach is recommended. The objective here was to compare treatments for femoral shaft fractures using intramedullary nails (titanium elastic nails, TEN) versus traction and plaster casts in children. The hypothesis was that TEN might provide better treatment, with good clinical results in comparison with plaster casts. DESIGN AND SETTING This retrospective comparative study was conducted in a public university hospital. METHODS Sixty children with femoral fractures were evaluated; 30 of them underwent surgical treatment with TEN and 30 were treated conservatively using plaster casts. The patients' ages ranged from 5 to 13 years (mean of 9 years). RESULTS The mean duration of hospitalization was nine days for the surgical group and 20 days for the conservative group. The incidence of overgrowth in the patients treated with TEN was 60.0% and, for those treated conservatively, 13.3%. Partial weight-bearing was allowed after 3.5 weeks in the surgical group and after 9.6 weeks in the conservative group. New hospitalization was required for 90.0% in the surgical group and 16.7% in the conservative group. Patients treated with plaster casts presented higher incidence of complications, such as loss of reduction. CONCLUSIONS The surgical method presented better results for children.

  13. 5% Lidocaine Medicated Plaster for the Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Review of the Clinical Safety and Tolerability.

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    Navez, Marie Louise; Monella, Christopher; Bösl, Irmgard; Sommer, Daniela; Delorme, Claire

    2015-06-01

    Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a common, very painful, and often long-lasting complication of herpes zoster which is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated. It mainly affects the elderly, many of whom are already treated for comorbidities with a variety of systemic medications and are thus at high risk of drug-drug interactions. An efficacious and safe treatment with a low interaction potential is therefore of high importance. This review focuses on the safety and tolerability of the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, a topical analgesic indicated for the treatment of PHN. The available literature (up to June 2014) was searched for publications containing safety data regarding the use of the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in PHN treatment; unpublished clinical safety data were also included in this review. The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster demonstrated good short- and long-term tolerability with low systemic uptake (3 ± 2%) and minimal risk for systemic adverse drug reactions (ADRs). ADRs related to topical lidocaine treatment were mainly application site reactions of mild to moderate intensity. The treatment discontinuation rate was generally below 5% of patients. In one trial, the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster was better tolerated than systemic treatment with pregabalin. The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster provides a safe alternative to systemic medications for PHN treatment, including long-term pain treatment.

  14. Can treatment success with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster be predicted in cancer pain with neuropathic components or trigeminal neuropathic pain?

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    Kern, Kai-Uwe; Nalamachu, Srinivas; Brasseur, Louis; Zakrzewska, Joanna M

    2013-01-01

    An expert group of 40 pain specialists from 16 countries performed a first assessment of the value of predictors for treatment success with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster in the management of cancer pain with neuropathic components and trigeminal neuropathic pain. Results were based on the retrospective analysis of 68 case reports (sent in by participants in the 4 weeks prior to the conference) and the practical experience of the experts. Lidocaine plaster treatment was mostly successful for surgery or chemotherapy-related cancer pain with neuropathic components. A dose reduction of systemic pain treatment was observed in at least 50% of all cancer pain patients using the plaster as adjunct treatment; the presence of allodynia, hyperalgesia or pain quality provided a potential but not definitively clear indication of treatment success. In trigeminal neuropathic pain, continuous pain, severe allodynia, hyperalgesia, or postherpetic neuralgia or trauma as the cause of orofacial neuropathic pain were perceived as potential predictors of treatment success with lidocaine plaster. In conclusion, these findings provide a first assessment of the likelihood of treatment benefits with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster in the management of cancer pain with neuropathic components and trigeminal neuropathic pain and support conducting large, well-designed multicenter studies. PMID:23630431

  15. Regalzier: study of a typical historical plaster finish in Venice

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    Anna Remotto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Regalzier is one of the most common types of plasterwork on medieval buildings in Venice until the 15th century but remained popular also during the next centuries in the north of Italy. Despite the widespread occurrence of this kind of finishing treatment, the information about the materials and the techniques used to create it is still scarce. For this reason and thanks to growing interest in traditional building construction techniques, a set of 21 samples were collected from a number of decorative elements and brick walls belonging to historical buildings of the 15th century in Venice. The samples were investigated by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy–Energy Dispersive X-ray microanalysis (SEM-EDX, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, Thermal Analysis (TG-DSC and Raman spectroscopy. The results allowed the characterization of the materials, contributing to the knowledge of traditional building construction techniques. This information is also important when considering the choice of proper restoration treatments, according to the recent concepts of sustainability, compatibility and use of local materials.

  16. Study of plaster finishes on San Pedro de los Francos church at Calatayud

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    Sánchez de Rojas, Mª I

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This study of the plaster finishes on San Pedro de los Francos Church at Calatayud revealed, firstly, the stratigraphic sequence based on the interpretation of the bonding interfaces; and secondly, the evolution of placement techniques from mudéjar style textured and painted false stonework (15th century to the smooth plastering and paint typical of later phases. Finally, scanning electron microscope (SEM, energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX and X-ray diffraction (XRD studies showed that gypsum and anhydrite are the main components of both binder and aggregate in these mortars. In other words, they constitute traditional multiphase plasters whose coarser particles or aggregate were a byproduct of the artisanal manufacturing process.El estudio de los enlucidos de la iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos de Calatayud ha permitido demostrar, en primer lugar, la secuencia estratigráfica mediante la lectura de la interfase de adherencia; en segundo lugar, la evolución de las técnicas de aplicación, desde el enlucido mudéjar, un fingido de piedra agramilado y pintado (siglo XV, hasta los enlucidos lisos y pinturas aplicados posteriormente. Y, finalmente, a través de los estudios de microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM, microanálisis por energía dispersiva de rayos X (EDX y de difracción de rayos X (DRX, se ha determinado que son morteros en los que tanto el conglomerante como el árido son yeso y anhidrita, que correspondería a un yeso tradicional multifase, cuyos granos más gruesos analizados como áridos proceden del producto obtenido artesanalmente.

  17. 5% lidocaine medicated plaster double effect in a case of orofacial localized neuropathic pain

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    Full Text Available Roberto Casale,1,2 Yuriy Romanenko,2,3 Massimo Allegri4–6 1Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Foundation "Salvatore Maugeri", Research and Care Institute, IRCCS, Pavia, Italy; 2EFIC Montescano Pain School, Montescano, Italy; 3Department of Neurology, Lugansk City Hospital 4, Lugansk, Ukraine; 4Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; 5Pain Therapy Service Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; 6SIMPAR group, Pavia, Italy Abstract: Localized neuropathic pain (LNP is a type of neuropathic pain that is characterized by “consistent and limited area(s of maximum pain associated with negative or positive sensory signs and/or spontaneous symptoms characteristic of neuropathic pain”. This definition encompasses a huge number of neuropathic orofacial pain syndromes. We present a case report of a patient who was affected with sleep apnea syndrome treated with nocturnal oxygen mask delivery, in whom orofacial LNP hampered the wearing of a mask due to unbearable burning and throbbing pain. The application of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster during the night led to an impressive reduction of both the pain level and the size of the painful area due to the plaster's pharmacological mechanisms, which were associated with a secondary benefit due to its mechanical protective action. This case report shows how these two factors could be of clinical value and have to be considered more systematically in the treatment of LNP in reducing pain and the size of the painful area. Keywords: trigeminal pain, localized neuropathic pain, topical treatment, 5% lidocaine medicated plaster

  18. [Efficacy on borderline hypertension treated with acupuncture combined with anti-hypertensive plaster intervention].

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    Li, Yan-mei

    2014-11-01

    To compare the efficacy difference in treatment of borderline hypertension between acupuncture combined with anti-hypertensive plaster and simple acupuncture. Sixty patients of borderline hypertension were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. In the observation group, acupuncture was applied to Fengchi (GB 20), Taichong (LR 3) and the others, once a day, 5 treatments made one session. There were 2 days at interval among the sessions. Totally, 4 sessions were required. Additionally, in combination, the anti-hypertensive plaster was prepared with the fine powder of Chuanxiong (ligusticum wallichii) and Wuzhuyu (fructus evodiae) at 1.1 and mixed with vinegar. The plaster was applied to the umbilicus, once every two days, totally 15 times were required. In the control group, acupuncture was given simply. The selected acupoints and operation were the same as the observation group. Before and after treatment, blood pressure and syndrome score were observed and the short-term and long-term efficacies were assessed in the two groups. After treatment, the systolic pressure and diastolic pressure were reduced as compared with those before treatment in the two groups (all P0.05). In follow-up of the effective cases and remarkably effective cases in 3 months, the total effective rate in the observation group was 89.3% (25/28) and was 60.0% (15/25) in the control group, indicating the significant difference in comparison (Pplaster is the effective method in prevention and treatment of borderline hypertension. Regarding the long-term efficacy, this combined therapy achieves the superior improvement in the symptoms and physical signs of the patients of borderline hypertension as compared with simple acupuncture.

  19. A new portable vibrator for plaster pouring: effect on the marginal fit at cylinder-abutment

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    Pâmela Cândida Aires Ribas de Andrade

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test a new portable vibrator for plaster pouring (developed for this purpose, comparing the effect of its use on the accuracy of working cast of implant-supported restorations to the conventional vibrator. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From a master cast with 2 implants, 30 transfer moldings were made randomly and divided into three groups: Group I (GI: pouring performed in an outsourced dental laboratory with conventional plaster vibrator (10 casts, Group II (GII: pouring performed in the laboratory of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC with conventional plaster vibrator (10 casts and Group III (GIII: pouring performed with the portable vibrator fabricated for this study (10 casts. The position of the analogue and marginal adaptation of the infrastructure were verified by testing the single screw on the master model and on the working model. The measurement of misfit was blindly performed with a precision microscope and analyzing unit, Quadra-Check 200. The data were statistically analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA and the Holm-Sidak test (α=0.05. RESULTS: Means±standard deviations were as follows: GI: 19.19±4.73 µm; GII: 21.72±5.41 µm; GIII: 13.5±2.39 µm (P<0.05, with GIII significantly lower as compared to the other groups. CONCLUSION: Within the limitations of this study, it was concluded that a greater accuracy of working cast was achieved when a portable vibrator was used for casting molds.

  20. Dispersebility degree influence of glass fibre E in the mechanical behaviour and workability of plaster

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    del Río Merino, M.

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Although there are many research studies about plaster strengthened with glass fibre E in Spain, there are no publications which advise the users (plasterers, manufacturers of prefabricated blocks or suspended ceilings, etc about the most appropriated types of fibre E in respect to its dispersebility degree in the matrix, its lengths, the percentage, or even the type of strengthening, etc. The study of the use of this strengthener is to achieve an improvement in the mechanical behaviour of plaster as well as better conditions in the paste workability. The company Vetrotex, with the technical personnel and together with the Department of Architectural Constructions and their control (E. U. A. T. M. have started a serious research on plaster strengthened with E fibre. Conclusions shown in this first article are about the influence of the dispersebility degree of glass fibres in the mechanical behaviour of the compound as well as its workability. The degree of dispersibility of the fibres in the matrix is closely related to the type of covering used in the production of the strengthening fibres.

    Aunque existen muchos trabajos de investigación sobre el refuerzo del yeso con fibra de vidrio E en España, no hay publicaciones que asesoren a los usuarios (aplicadores de yeso proyectado, fabricantes de prefabricados como bloques o falsos techos, etc. de los tipos défibra de vidrio E más adecuados, atendiendo a su grado de dispersabilidad en la matriz, las longitudes, el porcentaje, e incluso el tipo de refuerzo, etc., a efectos de conseguir un aumento del comportamiento mecánico del yeso/escayola y unas ciertas condiciones de trabajabilidad de la pasta. La empresa Vetrotex, a través de sus técnicos y en colaboración con el Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su control (E. U. A. T. M., decide acometer un estudio en profundidad de la escayola reforzada con fibra de vidrio E. En este primer artículo se presentan las

  1. Internal plate fixation versus plaster in displaced complete articular distal radius fractures, a randomised controlled trial.

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    Mulders, Marjolein A M; Walenkamp, Monique M J; Goslings, J Carel; Schep, Niels W L

    2016-02-09

    Of all distal radius fractures, 25 % are complete articular fractures (AO/OTA type C fractures). Two thirds of those fractures are displaced and require reduction. According to several International Guidelines, adequately reduced intra-articular distal radius fractures are best treated non-operatively with plaster immobilisation, while surgical fixation is suggested only when the articular step exceeds 2 mm after reduction. However, these recommendations are based on studies that did not differentiate between intra- and extra-articular distal radius fractures. Thus, no clear consensus about the best treatment for patients with displaced intra-articular distal radius fractures can be reached. Despite the lack of evidence, an increase in internal fixation of intra-articular distal radius fractures has been observed over the last decade. The aim of this study is to determine the difference in functional outcome following open reduction and plate fixation compared with non-operative treatment with closed reduction and plaster immobilisation in patients with a displaced intra articular distal radius fracture. This multicentre randomised controlled trial will randomise between open reduction and internal plate fixation (intervention group) and closed reduction and plaster immobilisation (control group). All consecutive adult patients from 18 to 65 years with a displaced intra-articular distal radius fracture (AO/OTA type C), which has been adequately reduced at the Emergency Department according to the Dutch National Guidelines, are eligible for inclusion in this study. The primary outcome is function and pain of the wrist assessed with the Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation score (PRWE). Secondary outcomes are the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score (DASH), pain, quality of life (SF-36), range of motion, grip strength, radiological parameters, complications, crossovers and cost-effectiveness of both treatments. A total of 90 patients will be included in this

  2. Computer aided process of dimensional distortion determination of bounded plaster sandmix Part II

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    Pawlak, M.; Z. Niedźwiedzki

    2010-01-01

    A computer program allowing calculation of dimensional changes of mould made of cristobalite-gypsum composition in process of its heat treatment and preparation for molten metal casting is presented in this paper. The composition of the mixture and casting temperature to obtain cast of predetermined dimensions can be calculated using presented software. The base for program elaboration were the results of dilatometric test of bounded plaster sandmix composed of half hydrate α-CaSO4·0,5H2O of ...

  3. Computer aided process of dimensional distortion determination of bounded plaster sandmix Part II

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    M. Pawlak

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A computer program allowing calculation of dimensional changes of mould made of cristobalite-gypsum composition in process of its heat treatment and preparation for molten metal casting is presented in this paper. The composition of the mixture and casting temperature to obtain cast of predetermined dimensions can be calculated using presented software. The base for program elaboration were the results of dilatometric test of bounded plaster sandmix composed of half hydrate α-CaSO4·0,5H2O of various cristobalite ratio. Approximation was carried out in the range of temperatures 100÷700°C.

  4. 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in elderly patients with postherpetic neuralgia: results of a compassionate use programme in France.

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    Clère, Florentin; Delorme-Morin, Claire; George, Brigitte; Navez, Malou; Rioult, Bruno; Tiberghien-Chatelain, Florence; Ganry, Hervé

    2011-09-01

    Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a common, debilitating complication of herpes zoster that has a major impact on patients' quality of life. PHN prevalence increases with advancing age. One treatment option is the topical analgesic 5% lidocaine (lignocaine) medicated plaster (Versatis®), which has been proven to be efficacious and well tolerated in a number of randomized clinical studies. The aim of this analysis was to assess the use of the lidocaine medicated plaster under clinical practice conditions in a patient population whose previous PHN treatment with antidepressant and/or antiepileptic agents was inadequate or was not tolerated, or for whom such treatment was contraindicated or not recommended. This was a prospective, multicentre, non-interventional observation conducted in private and public health centres in France under a compassionate use programme (CUP). To obtain this new - and, at the time, unauthorized - PHN treatment alternative, physicians (in accordance with French guidelines) had to complete standardized case report forms for each patient before his/her inclusion in the CUP. As it was a CUP and therefore a non-interventional observation, returning documented information on follow-up visits to the medication provider was voluntary, and only a limited number of physicians returned completed forms. Documentation was, however, mandatory for adverse events (AEs) occurrence. Depending on the size of the painful skin area, up to three lidocaine plasters daily were applied for a maximum of 12 hours with plaster-free intervals of at least 12 hours. The study assessed changes in the prescription of concomitant PHN medication from the start of lidocaine plaster treatment to the last follow-up visit, both in terms of the sum of all concomitant PHN treatments and stratified by type of treatment: antiepileptic drugs, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs), classical analgesics (classified as step 1, 2 or 3 according to the WHO

  5. Gray level co-occurrence and random forest algorithm-based gender determination with maxillary tooth plaster images.

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    Akkoç, Betül; Arslan, Ahmet; Kök, Hatice

    2016-06-01

    Gender is one of the intrinsic properties of identity, with performance enhancement reducing the cluster when a search is performed. Teeth have durable and resistant structure, and as such are important sources of identification in disasters (accident, fire, etc.). In this study, gender determination is accomplished by maxillary tooth plaster models of 40 people (20 males and 20 females). The images of tooth plaster models are taken with a lighting mechanism set-up. A gray level co-occurrence matrix of the image with segmentation is formed and classified via a Random Forest (RF) algorithm by extracting pertinent features of the matrix. Automatic gender determination has a 90% success rate, with an applicable system to determine gender from maxillary tooth plaster images. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in elderly patients - subgroup analyses from three European clinical trials.

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    Sabatowski, Rainer; Bösl, Irmgard; König, Simone; Buchheister, Bettina; Meier, Torsten; Baron, Ralf

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    To investigate short- and long-term effectiveness and safety of the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in elderly patients (≥70 years of age). Data from three European clinical trials was compared after stratification according to age (85% of elderly, >78% of younger patients) which was described by >51% as painful or extremely painful. Allodynia severity was markedly reduced in both groups during all three trials. Drug-related adverse events occurred in plaster provided pain relief and marked reductions in allodynia severity in elderly PHN patients with an excellent safety profile under short- and long-term treatment supporting the addition of the plaster to the treatment armamentarium for this age group. All analyzed study phases were open-label and lacking a placebo control group.

  7. [Implementing ambulatory prevention of thrombosis with low molecular weight heparin in plaster immobilization of the lower extremity].

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    Kock, H J; Schmit-Neuerburg, K P; Hanke, J; Terwort, A; Rudofsky, G; Hirche, H

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    Plaster cast immobilisation following trauma is a major risk factor for the development of deep vein thrombosis. In our controlled, randomized and prospective study in patients with minor injuries the incidence of deep vein thrombosis was 4.3% in conservatively treated outpatients with plaster cast immobilisation of the leg (n = 163 control group without prophylaxis). By application of low molecular weight heparin once daily the number of deep vein thrombosis in the prophylaxis group (n = 176) was reduced to 0% (p = 0.006). No severe side effects of low molecular weight heparin were observed. Subcutaneous injections were self-applicated by 89% of males and 72% of females. We conclude that thromboprophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin once daily is effective to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis in outpatients with plaster cast immobilisation of the leg.

  8. The Terapeutic Effects of Electrical Acupuncture and Auricular-Plaster in 32 Cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    Li Yuemei; Liu Hongping; Feng Shulan; Gong Dongfang

    2006-01-01

    Objective:To observe the therapeutic effects of electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS).Method:64 CFS patients were randomly divided into two groups.32 cases in the treatment group were treated by the electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy,and 32 cases in the control group with oral hydrocortisone.Results:The total effective rates were respectively 93.75% in the treatment group and 75.00% in the control group,with a statistically significant difference between the two groups(P<0.05).Conclusion:Electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy may show a better anti-fatigue effect than that of routine Western drugs.

  9. (AEDPH3)·(BtaH): a novel supramolecular plaster with formaldehyde adsorption and formaldehyde/ultraviolet ray-induced luminescence switching performance.

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    Chen, Shuo-ping; Hu, Le; Zhang, Yu-qin; Deng, Pu; Li, Cong; Chen, Xi; Yuan, Liang-jie

    2012-01-14

    A novel supramolecular plaster, (AEDPH(3))·(BtaH) (1), is synthesised and characterized. The supramolecular plaster is easy to synthesise and process, and displays good mechanical properties. It can adsorb and eliminate formaldehyde (HCHO) with high efficiency and exhibits very interesting HCHO/ultraviolet ray-induced luminescence switching.

  10. Evaluation of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium in biological samples of male human immunodeficiency virus patients with tuberculosis and diarrhea compared to healthy control subjects in Pakistan.

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    Afridi, Hassan Imran; Kazi, Tasneem Gul; Talpur, Farah Naz; Kazi, Naveed; Naeemullah, Faheem Shah; Arain, Sadaf Sadia; Brahman, Kapil Dev

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    Electrolyte deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) disease progression and mortality. This study examined the association between low electrolyte concentrations in blood and scalp hair and the presence of opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Sixty-two male HIV positive patients (HIV-1) from various cities in Pakistan were recruited to the study. These Patients were divided into two groups according to secondary infections (tuberculosis and high fever with diarrhea), and biological samples (scalp hair, serum, blood and urine) were collected from them. As a comparative control group, 120 healthy subjects (males) of the same age group (31 - 45 years), socio-economic status, localities and dietary habits were also included in the study. The elements in the biological samples were analyzed by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry after microwave-assisted acid digestion. Validity and accuracy of the methodology were checked using certified reference materials (CRMs) and against values obtained by a conventional wet acid digestion method on the same CRMs. The results indicated significantly lower levels of calcium, potassium, magnesium and natrium in all analyzed biological samples (blood, serum and scalp hair) of male patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in comparison to healthy controls (p < 0.01), while the levels of these elements were found to be higher in urine samples of the AIDS patients than in those of the control group. These data offer guidance to clinicians and other professionals investigating the deficiency of electrolytes in biological samples (scalp hair, serum and blood) of AIDS patients in relation to healthy subjects.

  11. Treatment of localized neuropathic pain of different etiologies with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster - a case series.

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    Likar, Rudolf; Demschar, Susanne; Kager, Ingo; Neuwersch, Stefan; Pipam, Wolfgang; Sittl, Reinhard

    2015-01-01

    To assess the efficacy and safety of the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in the treatment of localized neuropathic pain. This was a case series at an Austrian pain clinic, using retrospective analysis. Data of 27 patients treated for localized neuropathic pain with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster were retrospectively analyzed. Assessment included changes in overall pain intensity, in intensity of different pain qualities, and of hyperalgesia and allodynia, and changes in sleep quality. Patients (17 female, ten male; mean age 53.4±11.4 years) presented mainly with dorsalgia (16 patients) or postoperative/posttraumatic pain (seven patients); one patient suffered from both. The mean overall pain intensity prior to treatment with lidocaine medicated plaster was 8.4±1.2 on the 11-point Likert scale. In the majority of cases, the lidocaine plaster was applied concomitantly with preexisting pain medication (81.5% of the patients). During the 6-month observation period, overall mean pain intensity was reduced by almost 5 points (4.98) to 3.5±2.6. Substantial reductions were also observed for neuralgiform pain (5 points from 7.9±2.6 at baseline) and burning pain (3 points from 5.2±4.1). Sleep quality improved from 4.6±2.6 at baseline to 5.5±1.8. Stratification by pain diagnosis showed marked improvements in overall pain intensity for patients with dorsalgia or postoperative/posttraumatic pain. The lidocaine plaster was well tolerated. Overall, topical treatment with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster was associated with effective pain relief and was well tolerated.

  12. Treatment of localized neuropathic pain of different etiologies with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster – a case series

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    Likar, Rudolf; Demschar, Susanne; Kager, Ingo; Neuwersch, Stefan; Pipam, Wolfgang; Sittl, Reinhard

    2015-01-01

    Objective To assess the efficacy and safety of the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in the treatment of localized neuropathic pain. Study design This was a case series at an Austrian pain clinic, using retrospective analysis. Patients and methods Data of 27 patients treated for localized neuropathic pain with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster were retrospectively analyzed. Assessment included changes in overall pain intensity, in intensity of different pain qualities, and of hyperalgesia and allodynia, and changes in sleep quality. Results Patients (17 female, ten male; mean age 53.4±11.4 years) presented mainly with dorsalgia (16 patients) or postoperative/posttraumatic pain (seven patients); one patient suffered from both. The mean overall pain intensity prior to treatment with lidocaine medicated plaster was 8.4±1.2 on the 11-point Likert scale. In the majority of cases, the lidocaine plaster was applied concomitantly with preexisting pain medication (81.5% of the patients). During the 6-month observation period, overall mean pain intensity was reduced by almost 5 points (4.98) to 3.5±2.6. Substantial reductions were also observed for neuralgiform pain (5 points from 7.9±2.6 at baseline) and burning pain (3 points from 5.2±4.1). Sleep quality improved from 4.6±2.6 at baseline to 5.5±1.8. Stratification by pain diagnosis showed marked improvements in overall pain intensity for patients with dorsalgia or postoperative/posttraumatic pain. The lidocaine plaster was well tolerated. Conclusion Overall, topical treatment with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster was associated with effective pain relief and was well tolerated. PMID:25565882

  13. [Socio-demographic characteristics, subjective well-being, and homophobia experienced by a sample of gay men from three cities in Chile].

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    Barrientos-Delgado, Jaime; Cárdenas-Castro, Manuel; Gómez-Ojeda, Fabiola

    2014-06-01

    This article describes the socio-demographic characteristics of a sample of gay men in three cities in Chile, as well as experience with homophobia and subjective well-being. Snowball sampling was used to interview 325 gay men. The main findings included high levels of perceived discrimination and victimization, but interviewees reported higher levels of social well-being compared to studies elsewhere in the country. Age was related to differences in levels of social well-being, but not other variables. Individuals with university education reported higher levels of victimization and greater impact of discrimination on their lives. Gay men in Santiago reported a higher relative impact from incidents of aggression, but better levels of social well-being and happiness compared to those in other regions of Chile.

  14. Compartment syndrome developed due to the plaster cast :Three cases report

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    Pinar Doruk

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Compartment syndrome can occur as a result of the complication of the plaster cast applications ,which are frequently used for fracture stabilization. This syndrome occurs due to increased compartment volume or shrinking of compartment area because of edema, hemorrage or high pressure of tissues. All of these mechanisms causes arteriolar compression, resulting nerve and muscle ischemia. Intensive and continuous pain is common and limits the motions of the patient and increases with passive stretching of the involved muscles. Swelling of limb, change in skin color, peripheral vasculatory failure symptoms such as pallor,weak arterial pulsation and as a result of peripheral nerve damage, sensorimotor deficit can also be observed. Clinical evaluation, measure of pressure within the compartment, and electroneuromyography (ENMG can be used for the diagnosis. In addition to treatment of to the treatment of etiology and pain, further treatment options such as fasciotomy, physiotherapy modalities, tendon transfers, can be performed. In this case report, we will discuss three patients with nerve lesions as a result of the compartment syndrome that developed due to the plaster casting of bone fractures. [Cukurova Med J 2013; 38(4.000: 774-778

  15. Consolidation of archaeological gypsum plaster by bacterial biomineralization of calcium carbonate.

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    Jroundi, Fadwa; Gonzalez-Muñoz, Maria Teresa; Garcia-Bueno, Ana; Rodriguez-Navarro, Carlos

    2014-09-01

    Gypsum plasterworks and decorative surfaces are easily degraded, especially when exposed to humidity, and thus they require protection and/or consolidation. However, the conservation of historical gypsum-based structural and decorative materials by conventional organic and inorganic consolidants shows limited efficacy. Here, a new method based on the bioconsolidation capacity of carbonatogenic bacteria inhabiting the material was assayed on historical gypsum plasters and compared with conventional consolidation treatments (ethyl silicate; methylacrylate-ethylmethacrylate copolymer and polyvinyl butyral). Conventional products do not reach in-depth consolidation, typically forming a thin impervious surface layer which blocks pores. In contrast, the bacterial treatment produces vaterite (CaCO3) biocement, which does not block pores and produces a good level of consolidation, both at the surface and in-depth, as shown by drilling resistance measurement system analyses. Transmission electron microscopy analyses show that bacterial vaterite cement formed via oriented aggregation of CaCO3 nanoparticles (∼20nm in size), resulting in mesocrystals which incorporate bacterial biopolymers. Such a biocomposite has superior mechanical properties, thus explaining the fact that drilling resistance of bioconsolidated gypsum plasters is within the range of inorganic calcite materials of equivalent porosity, despite the fact that the bacterial vaterite cement accounts for only a 0.02 solid volume fraction. Bacterial bioconsolidation is proposed for the effective consolidation of this type of material. The potential applications of bacterial calcium carbonate consolidation of gypsum biomaterials used as bone graft substitutes are discussed.

  16. No Association of BDNF, COMT, MAOA, SLC6A3, and SLC6A4 Genes and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of Healthy Colombian Subjects

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    Yeimy González-Giraldo

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    Full Text Available Background. Major depressive disorder (MDD is the second cause of years lived with disability around the world. A large number of studies have been carried out to identify genetic risk factors for MDD and related endophenotypes, mainly in populations of European and Asian descent, with conflicting results. The main aim of the current study was to analyze the possible association of five candidate genes and depressive symptoms in a Colombian sample of healthy subjects. Methods and Materials. The Spanish adaptation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS was applied to one hundred eighty-eight healthy Colombian subjects. Five functional polymorphisms were genotyped using PCR-based assays: BDNF-Val66Met (rs6265, COMT-Val158Met (rs4680, SLC6A4-HTTLPR (rs4795541, MAOA-uVNTR, and SLC6A3-VNTR (rs28363170. Result. We did not find significant associations with scores of depressive symptoms, derived from the HADS, for any of the five candidate genes (nominal p values >0.05. In addition, we did not find evidence of significant gene-gene interactions. Conclusion. This work is one of the first studies of candidate genes for depressive symptoms in a Latin American sample. Study of additional genetic and epigenetic variants, taking into account other pathophysiological theories, will help to identify novel candidates for MDD in populations around the world.

  17. Genomic research with human samples. Points of view from scientists and research subjects about disclosure of results and risks of genomic research. Ethical and empirical approach.

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    Valle Mansilla, José Ignacio

    2011-01-01

    Biomedical researchers often now ask subjects to donate samples to be deposited in biobanks. This is not only of interest to researchers, patients and society as a whole can benefit from the improvements in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention that the advent of genomic medicine portends. However, there is a growing debate regarding the social and ethical implications of creating biobanks and using stored human tissue samples for genomic research. Our aim was to identify factors related to both scientists and patients' preferences regarding the sort of information to convey to subjects about the results of the study and the risks related to genomic research. The method used was a survey addressed to 204 scientists and 279 donors from the U.S. and Spain. In this sample, researchers had already published genomic epidemiology studies; and research subjects had actually volunteered to donate a human sample for genomic research. Concerning the results, patients supported more frequently than scientists their right to know individual results from future genomic research. These differences were statistically significant after adjusting by the opportunity to receive genetic research results from the research they had previously participated and their perception of risks regarding genetic information compared to other clinical data. A slight majority of researchers supported informing participants about individual genomic results only if the reliability and clinical validity of the information had been established. Men were more likely than women to believe that patients should be informed of research results even if these conditions were not met. Also among patients, almost half of them would always prefer to be informed about individual results from future genomic research. The three main factors associated to a higher support of a non-limited access to individual results were: being from the US, having previously been offered individual information and considering

  18. Natural radioactivity of the cement, lime and plaster in the Zacatecas State; Radiactividad natural del cemento, cal y yeso en el Estado de Zacatecas

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    Mireles, F.; Davila, J. I.; Lopez, H.; Pinedo, J. L.; Rios, C.; Saucedo, S. A.; Cespedes, N., E-mail: fmireles@uaz.edu.mx [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico)

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    The construction materials are the main radiation gamma source inside the houses room and the buildings, followed by the terrestrial and cosmic radiation. The radioactivity levels of the construction materials were obtained to establish reference levels and of population exposure. In this work the study of 56 samples of construction materials is presented, 24 of cement, 20 of lime and 12 of plaster, of the marks more sold in the municipalities of Zacatecas and Guadalupe of the Zacatecas State, Mexico. The objective is the study of the concentration in activity of the radioisotopes {sup 238}U, {sup 232}Th, {sup 40}K and {sup 137}Cs, using a gamma rays spectrometry system based on a hyper pure germanium detector. The obtained results of activity concentration of the interest radioisotopes show similar values average to those published by UNSCEAR 1993. The population of the municipalities of Zacatecas and Guadalupe is exposed to the environmental gamma radiation coming from the contained radioisotopes in the construction materials; the annual equivalent effective dose by the cement is in the range of 116 at 562 {mu}Sv a{sup -1} with an average of 340 {mu}Sv a{sup -1}, of the lime is in the range of 36 at 212 {mu}Sv a{sup -1} with an average of 87 {mu}Sv a{sup -1}, and of the plaster is in the range of 16 at 27 {mu}Sv a{sup -1} with an average of 22 {mu}Sv a{sup -1}, this exposure does not represent any risk for the population's health. (Author)

  19. Plaster Casts after Antique Sculpture: Their Role in the Elevation of Public Taste and in American Art Instruction.

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    McNutt, James K.

    1990-01-01

    Examines the social, ideological, and cultural forces in colonial United States when plaster casts of Grecian and Roman sculpture were introduced. Describes how they were used in U.S. public schools and art museums to transmit the cultural heritage at the end of the nineteenth century. (KM)

  20. [Clinical research of post-stroke motor aphasia treated with acupoint application of jieyu plaster combined with acupuncture].

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    Fei, Aihua; Cai, Shengchao; Xu, Bin

    2015-11-01

    To compare the difference in clinical efficacy on post-stroke motor aphasia among the combined therapy of acupoint application of jieyu plaster and acupuncture, simple acupuncture and simple acupoint application of jieyu plaster. Eighty-six patients of post-stroke motor aphasia were randomized into an acupuncture group (28 cases) , an acupoint application gruop (29 cases) and the combined therapy group (29 cases). In the acupuncture group, acupuncture was applied at the Speech No. 1 area and three-tongue needling points, once a day, 6 times a week. In the acupoint application group, jieyue plaster was applied to Yongquan (KI 1) and Laogong (PC 8), once a day, and the bilateral acupoints were selected alternatively. In the combined therapy group, the therapeutic methods of the first two groups were used in combination. The treatment lasted for 4 weeks in the three groups. The speech function score was observed and compared before and after treatment in the three groups and the efficacy was compared among the three groups. The total effective rate was 86.2% (25/29) in the combined therapy group, which was better than 67.9% (19/28) in the acupuncture group and 69.0% (20/29) in the acupoint application group (both P plaster and acupuncture apparently improves the speech function in the treatment of post-stroke motor aphasia and the efficacy is better than that of simple acupuncture or simple acupoint application.

  1. Comparison of the moulding ability of Plaster of Paris and polyester cast material in the healthy adult forearm.

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    Bullen, Michael; Kinealy, John; Blanchard, Romane; Rodda, Christine; Pivonka, Peter

    2017-08-16

    To quantify the moulding ability of Plaster of Paris and polyester cast materials as assessed by the novel use of peripheral quantitative computed tomography. A prospective crossover study was performed in 25 healthy volunteers aged 18-65 years. Participants' non-dominant wrist was immobilized using a synthetic polyester cast followed by a Plaster of Paris cast with three point moulding to simulate reduction of a dorsally angulated distal radius fracture. The novel use of peripheral quantitative computed tomography was used to measure the closeness of fit of each cast on an axial tomographic slice. Plaster of Paris casts were able to achieve a closer mould than polyester when measured between the bone and the cast (p=0.002), as well as between the skin and the cast (p=0.001). There was no difference when stratified on BMI. Using pQCT assessment, a closely moulded fit was able to be more consistently achieved when using Plaster of Paris when compared to polyester casts of the distal radius. III. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Fifty Cases of Child Restless Syndrome Treated with the Integrated Method of Chinese Herbal Drugs and Auricular-Plaster Therapy

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    @@ Fifty cases of child restless syndrome were treated with oral administration of Chinese traditional herbal drugs plus auricular-plaster therapy from December 1998 to November 2001, and another 47 cases were treated with oral administration of methylphenidate as controls. The result is reported as follows.

  3. Treatment of localized neuropathic pain of different etiologies with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster – a case series

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    Likar R

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Rudolf Likar,1 Susanne Demschar,1 Ingo Kager,1 Stefan Neuwersch,1 Wolfgang Pipam,1 Reinhard Sittl2 1Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hospital Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Interdisciplinary Pain Centre, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in the treatment of localized neuropathic pain. Study design: This was a case series at an Austrian pain clinic, using retrospective analysis. Patients and methods: Data of 27 patients treated for localized neuropathic pain with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster were retrospectively analyzed. Assessment included changes in overall pain intensity, in intensity of different pain qualities, and of hyperalgesia and allodynia, and changes in sleep quality. Results: Patients (17 female, ten male; mean age 53.4±11.4 years presented mainly with dorsalgia (16 patients or postoperative/posttraumatic pain (seven patients; one patient suffered from both. The mean overall pain intensity prior to treatment with lidocaine medicated plaster was 8.4±1.2 on the 11-point Likert scale. In the majority of cases, the lidocaine plaster was applied concomitantly with preexisting pain medication (81.5% of the patients. During the 6-month observation period, overall mean pain intensity was reduced by almost 5 points (4.98 to 3.5±2.6. Substantial reductions were also observed for neuralgiform pain (5 points from 7.9±2.6 at baseline and burning pain (3 points from 5.2±4.1. Sleep quality improved from 4.6±2.6 at baseline to 5.5±1.8. Stratification by pain diagnosis showed marked improvements in overall pain intensity for patients with dorsalgia or postoperative/posttraumatic pain. The lidocaine plaster was well tolerated. Conclusion: Overall, topical treatment with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster was associated with effective pain relief and was well tolerated. Keywords

  4. [Case-control study on the treatmentof the fifth metatarsal base fractures by cardboard compression pad versus short leg plaster].

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    Xu, Ying-peng; Xie, Li-min; Xu, Chao; Zhang, Yue; Li, Yu-bin; Qiao, Xin

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    To compare the effect,safety,and advantage of flexible fixation with paperboard and pad versus short leg plaster in treating the fifth metatarsal base fracture,and establish the standard of diagnosis and treatment of the fifth metatarsal base fractures in flexible fixation with paperboard and pad. From June 2010 to March 2013,59 patients with the fifth metatarsal base fracture were treated with paperboard and pad fixation or short leg plaster. Patients were enrolled and divided into paperboard and pad treatment group (paperboard group) and short leg plaster treatment group (plaster group) randomly according to the random number table. In paperboard group,there were 29 cases including 9 males and 20 females with an average age of (51.79±11.40) years old; the average course of injury was (11.59±6.58) hours. In plaster group, there were 30 cases including 9 males and 21 females with an average age of (52.13+17.34) years old ;the average course of injury was (11.03±7.06) hours. According to whether the fracture line across the articular surface, in paperboard group there were 14 cases of type A,15 of type B; in plaster group,16 of type A, 14 of type B. According to the degree of dislocation,in paperboard group there were 16 cases of degree I ,13 of degree II ; in plaster group,20 were degree I ,10 were degree II. Fracture was restored according to the type in manual. Patients in paperboard group were treated with paperboard and pad, and patients in plaster group were treated with short leg plaster. Fracture was fixed for 4 to 6 weeks according to fracture healing. On the 2nd, 4th,6th, 8th week and 3rd, 6th month after fixation, patients were followed up, and the foot function score was used to evaluate the function of injured foot. X-ray of injured foot was taken on the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th week were used to assess fracture healing. All patients got complete follow-up. The X-ray result showed that all fracture reached at clinical healing on the 8th week after

  5. Within-subject decline in delayed-non-match-to-sample radial arm maze performance in aging Sprague-Dawley rats.

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    Chrobak, J J; Hanin, I; Lorens, S A; Napier, T C

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    A within-subject design was used to examine delayed-non-match-to-sample radial arm maze performance in aging (6-18 months) male Sprague-Dawley rats. A decrease in correct choices and an increase in retroactive errors were observed at all retention intervals at 18 months of age compared with performance at 6 or 12 months. No age by retention interval interaction was observed. Neither age nor increasing retention interval influenced proactive errors during the retention test. The observation of an age- and delay-dependent increase in retroactive errors, but not proactive errors, suggests that the deficit relates to a memory dysfunction as opposed to a generalized performance deficit.

  6. Detection of Pneumocystis carinii and Characterization of Mutations Associated with Sulfa Resistance in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Samples from Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Subjects

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    Zingale, Anna; Carrera, Paola; Lazzarin, Adriano; Scarpellini, Paolo

    2003-01-01

    One hundred ninety-four bronchoalveolar specimens were evaluated by microscopic examination and by amplification of a sequence of a Pneumocystis carinii dihidropteroate synthase gene for identification of mutations linked to sulfa resistance. PCR sensitivity and specificity were 100 and 86.7%, respectively, compared to results of microscopic examination. However, 7 out of 19 microscopy-negative, PCR-positive samples were collected from subjects with a clinically high probability of P. carinii pneumonia, suggesting that PCR may be more sensitive than microscopic examination, although the absolute performance of PCR cannot be determined. Mutations were identified in 28 out of 70 (40%) PCR-positive specimens and were significantly more common in patients exposed to sulfa drugs (21 out of 29 [72.4%]) than in those not exposed to sulfa drugs (4 out of 35 [11.4%]). PMID:12791912

  7. Clinical Observations on the Treatment of Migraine by Acupuncture plus Auricular Plaster Therapy

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    孙培华

    2007-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺配合耳压辨证治疗偏头痛的临床疗效.方法:将150例偏头痛患者随机分为观察组(n=90)和对照组(n=60).观察组患者采用针刺配合耳压辨证治疗,对照组患者采用口服西比灵治疗,并将两组的治疗效果进行对比观察.结果:观察组总有效率为94.4%,好于对照组(73.3%),观察组痊愈率为87.8%,高于对照组(55.0%).两组差异有非常显著意义(P<0.01).结论:观察组疗效明显优于对照组,运用针刺配合耳压辨证治疗偏头痛,能获得良好的临床疗效.%Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus auricular plaster therapy for treating migraine. Methods: One hundred and fifty migraine patients were randomly allocated to an observation group (n=90) and a control group (n=60). The observation group were treated by acupuncture plus auricular plaster therapy based on syndrome differentiation and the control group, by oral administration of Flunarizine. The curative effects were compared between the two groups. Results: The total efficacy rate was 94.4% in the observation group and higher than in the control group (73.3%). The recovery rate was 87.8% in the observation group and higher than in the control group (55.0%). There were significant differences between the two groups (both P<0.01). The curative effect was significantly better in the observation group than in the control group. Conclusion: Clinically, acupuncture plus auricular plaster therapy based on syndrome differentiation has a good effect on migraine.

  8. Pregabalin, the lidocaine plaster and duloxetine in patients with refractory neuropathic pain: a systematic review

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    Budhia Sangeeta

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients frequently fail to receive adequate pain relief from, or are intolerant of, first-line therapies prescribed for neuropathic pain (NeP. This refractory chronic pain causes psychological distress and impacts patient quality of life. Published literature for treatment in refractory patients is sparse and often published as conference abstracts only. The aim of this study was to identify published data for three pharmacological treatments: pregabalin, lidocaine plaster, and duloxetine, which are typically used at 2nd line or later in UK patients with neuropathic pain. Methods A systematic review of the literature databases MEDLINE, EMBASE and CCTR was carried out and supplemented with extensive conference and grey literature searching. Studies of any design (except single patient case studies that enrolled adult patients with refractory NeP were included in the review and qualitatively assessed. Results Seventeen studies were included in the review: nine of pregabalin, seven of the lidocaine plaster, and one of duloxetine. No head-to-head studies of these treatments were identified. Only six studies included treatments within UK licensed indications and dose ranges. Reported efficacy outcomes were not consistent between studies. Pain scores were most commonly assessed in studies including pregabalin; trials of pregabalin and the lidocaine plaster reported the proportion of responders. Significant improvements in the total, sensory and affective scores of the Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire, and in function interference, sleep interference and pain associated distress, were associated with pregabalin treatment; limited or no quality of life data were available for the other two interventions. Limitations to the review are the small number of included studies, which are generally small, of poor quality and heterogeneous in patient population and study design. Conclusions Little evidence is available relevant to the

  9. Functional treatment versus plaster for simple elbow dislocations (FuncSiE: a randomized trial

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Elbow dislocations can be classified as simple or complex. Simple dislocations are characterized by the absence of fractures, while complex dislocations are associated with fractures. After reduction of a simple dislocation, treatment options include immobilization in a static plaster for different periods of time or so-called functional treatment. Functional treatment is characterized by early active motion within the limits of pain with or without the use of a sling or hinged brace. Theoretically, functional treatment should prevent stiffness without introducing increased joint instability. The primary aim of this randomized controlled trial is to compare early functional treatment versus plaster immobilization following simple dislocations of the elbow. Methods/Design The design of the study will be a multicenter randomized controlled trial of 100 patients who have sustained a simple elbow dislocation. After reduction of the dislocation, patients are randomized between a pressure bandage for 5-7 days and early functional treatment or a plaster in 90 degrees flexion, neutral position for pro-supination for a period of three weeks. In the functional group, treatment is started with early active motion within the limits of pain. Function, pain, and radiographic recovery will be evaluated at regular intervals over the subsequent 12 months. The primary outcome measure is the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand score. The secondary outcome measures are the Mayo Elbow Performance Index, Oxford elbow score, pain level at both sides, range of motion of the elbow joint at both sides, rate of secondary interventions and complication rates in both groups (secondary dislocation, instability, relaxation, health-related quality of life (Short-Form 36 and EuroQol-5D, radiographic appearance of the elbow joint (degenerative changes and heterotopic ossifications, costs, and cost-effectiveness. Discussion The successful

  10. Location of lacunar infarcts correlates with cognition in a sample of non-disabled subjects with age-related white-matter changes: the LADIS study

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    Benisty, S; Gouw, A A; Porcher, R

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: In cerebral small vessel disease, white-matter hyperintensities (WMH) and lacunes are both related to cognition. Still, their respective contribution in older people remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to assess the topographic distribution of lacunes and determine whether i...... and caudate nucleus. CONCLUSION: In non-disabled elderly subjects with leucoaraisosis, the location of lacunes within subcortical grey matter is a determinant of cognitive impairment, independently of the extent of WMH.......OBJECTIVES: In cerebral small vessel disease, white-matter hyperintensities (WMH) and lacunes are both related to cognition. Still, their respective contribution in older people remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to assess the topographic distribution of lacunes and determine whether...... it has an impact on cognitive functions in a sample of non-disabled patients with age-related white-matter changes. METHODS: Data were drawn from the baseline evaluation of the LADIS (Leucoaraioisis and Disability study) cohort of non-disabled subjects beyond 65 years of age. The neuropsychological...

  11. Evaluation of Vipassana Meditation Course Effects on Subjective Stress, Well-being, Self-kindness and Mindfulness in a Community Sample: Post-course and 6-month Outcomes.

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    Szekeres, Roberta A; Wertheim, Eleanor H

    2015-12-01

    Residential Vipassana meditation courses, which teach mindfulness skills, are widely available globally but under-evaluated. This study examined effects of a standardized, community-based Vipassana course, on subjective stress, well-being, self-kindness and trait mindfulness in a community sample. Participants completed self-report measures of these variables at pre-course and post-course (n = 122), and outcomes were compared to a control group of early enrollers (EEs) (n = 50) who completed measures at parallel time points before course commencement. Six-month follow-up was undertaken in the intervention group (n = 90). Findings, including intention-to-complete analyses, suggested positive effects of the Vipassana course in reducing subjective stress and increasing well-being, self-kindness and overall mindfulness (present-moment awareness and non-reaction). Although some reductions in post-course gains were found at follow-up, particularly in stress, follow-up scores still showed improvements compared to pre-course scores. Mindfulness change scores between pre-course and 6-month follow-up were moderately to highly correlated with outcome variable change scores, consistent with the idea that effects of the Vipassana course on stress and well-being operate, at least partially, through increasing mindfulness. The present research underscores the importance of undertaking further investigations into Vipassana courses' effects and applications.

  12. The Americleft Project: Plaster Dental Casts Versus Digital Images for GOSLON Yardstick Ratings When Used in Intercenter Comparisons.

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    Long, Ross E; Daskalogiannakis, John; Mercado, Ana M; Hathaway, Ronald R; Fessler, Jennifer; Russell, Kathleen A

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    The purpose of this investigation was to determine reliability and validity of GOSLON Yardstick ratings using plaster casts versus photo galleries of digital images in actual intercenter comparisons. The dental arch relationships of 112 patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate from 3 North American cleft/craniofacial centers were rated in 2 separate studies. In the first, plaster casts were used. For a later intercenter comparison, the same dental casts were scanned, digital bases added, and two-dimensional photographic galleries (6 views) were created for each set of casts. Three raters experienced with the GOSLON Yardstick carried out 2 separate ratings of the plaster casts in the first study, then of the photographic gallery of scanned digital images of the same casts in the second study. Inter- and intrarater reliabilities were calculated using the Weighted Kappa statistic. Average scores for each patient were calculated and compared between methods with correlation statistics and a Bland-Altman plot. Kruskal-Wallis test was used to compare results between centers using both media. Reliability using both methods was very good and comparable between methods. Mean weighted Kappas were: inter-rater = 0.815 (plaster) versus 0.891 (photo); and intrarater = 0.866 (plaster) versus 0.891 (photo). There was a highly significant correlation (r = 0.920). Mean difference between centers was 0.033 of a GOSLON category. The level of significance of the differences found between centers with both methods was identical, confirming the interchangeability of both media presentations.

  13. Selection of the temperature of casting the bronzes to plaster moulds

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    Full Text Available The results of the investigations of the process of solidification of the bronze CuSn5Zn5Pb5-C (B555 and CuSn10-C (B10 in the hot plaster mould show in the work. For four temperatures of casting: 1200 ° C, 1180 ° C, 1160 ° C and 1140 ° C was conducted the investi-gation: the size of contraction cavity, the fulfillment of the mould cavity formative the casts of test slats about the thickness: 4 mm, 0,8 mm and 0,5 mm. It was conducted the investigation the processes sets in the arrangement the cast-mould and X-ray analysis phase XRD of compound coming into being in indirect layer created among mould and cast in the result of the thermal decomposition of the anhy-drite. It results that the temperature 1140 ° C is the optimum temperature of casting the bronze to hot plaster mould from carried out investiga-tions. The minimum thickness of the wall of the cast from the bronze B555 is 0.5 mm, and from the bronze B10 0.8 mm.The realization of casts about thinner walls is made difficult because of giving off formed gases in the result of the thermal decomposition of the anhydrite. The products of the decomposition of the anhydrite react with elements steps in the chemical composition of studied bronzes, create in the arrangement the cast-mould the indirect layer folded from: sulphites, sulphides, oxides and clean metals (Pb or their compounds, especially Sn and Sb.

  14. Association of Urinary Activity of MMP-2 with Microalbuminuria in an Isolated Sample of Subjects Living in High Altitude Rural Locations in México.

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    Hernández-Hernández, Magda Elena; Morales-Romero, Jaime; Sampieri, Clara Luz; Luna Lozano, Diego Jesús; Valencia Lezama, Isidra Del Carmen; Muñoz Contreras, Mónica Janett; Rodríguez Hernández, Arturo

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    Hernández-Hernández, Magda Elena, Jaime Morales-Romero, Clara Luz Sampieri, Diego Jesús Luna Lozano, Isidra del Carmen Valencia Lezama, Mónica Janett Muñoz Contreras, and Arturo Rodríguez Hernández. Association of urinary activity of MMP-2 with microalbuminuria in an isolated sample of subjects living in high altitude rural locations in México. High Alt Med Biol. 18:209-218, 2017.-Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are implicated in remodeling of the renal extracellular matrix. In a cross-sectional study we evaluated renal impairment in general population of high-altitude rural locations in México. Multivariable analysis was performed to identify the association between MMP-2 and MMP-9 and microalbuminuria. Twenty-eight (20.9%) subjects with renal impairment (WRI) and 106 (79.1%) without renal impairment were included. No differences were found relating to sex, location, marital status, current habits, weight, height, body mass index, waist size in males, creatinine in males, and uric acid. In contrast, differences were found among age, level of education, waist size in general and in females, creatinine in general and in females, urinary albumin, urea, glucose, total cholesterol, and triglycerides. Proportions of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, central abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypercholesterolemia were greater in the group WRI. Presence of urinary MMP-2 or of both urinary gelatinases and arbitrary unit (AU) values ≥P90 were associated with microalbuminuria. We conclude that AU values ≥P90 of urinary MMP-2 (OR = 20.1, p = 0.002) is associated with microalbuminuria.

  15. Is external fixation a better way than plaster to supplement K-wires in non-comminuted distal radius fractures?

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    Athar, Sajjad M; Ashwood, Neil; Aerealis, George; Bain, Gregory I

    2017-09-05

    Distal radius fractures represent about one-sixth of all fractures. There is still no consensus on the treatment of this fracture. We have several issues to assess and address; one of them is the fixation method. We tried to compare the effectiveness of two methods of stabilisation of distal radial fracture. Comparison between the techniques of Kirschner wire (K-wire) fixation with plaster and K-wire fixation with external fixation (Ex-Fix) was undertaken to assess which treatment modality gives better results in patients with distal radius fracture Frykman VII and VIII with no metaphyseal comminution. Fifty-six patients were chosen randomly and then allocated to two different modalities of stabilisation randomly as well, they were followed up; three of them were lost to follow-up because of death and two moved away from the area. Fifty-one patients were randomised in two groups: 24 were treated with K-wire and spanning Ex-Fix supplementation and 27 were treated with K-wires and plaster. Patients were prospectively monitored following the operation with a minimum follow-up of 1 year. Measurement of range of motion was obtained after surgery. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) scores for pain and satisfaction levels were also recorded. There was statistically significant difference in favour of the Ex-Fix patient group for pain (VAS, Ex-Fix group: mean 14.9; plaster group: mean 28.1) and satisfaction (Ex-Fix group: mean 89.7;plaster group: mean 76.3). Although one would expect that range of motion would be reduced in the Ex-Fix group, there were no statistically significant differences found, with the exception of supination where results were in favour of the Ex-Fix group (mean 54.4; plaster group: mean 45.2). In our study, xternal fixator (Ex-Fix) supplementation of K-wiring favoured patients with distal radius fracture, even though there was no metaphyseal comminution, and therefore is suggested in contrast to plaster supplementation. © Article author(s) (or their

  16. The Plastered Skulls from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Site of Yiftahel (Israel) – A Computed Tomography-Based Analysis

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    Slon, Viviane; Sarig, Rachel; Hershkovitz, Israel; Khalaily, Hamoudi; Milevski, Ianir

    2014-01-01

    Three plastered skulls, dating to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, were found at the site of Yiftahel, in the Lower Galilee (Israel). The skulls underwent refitting and restoration processes, details of which are described herein. All three belong to adults, of which two appear to be males and one appears to be a female. Virtual cross-sections were studied and a density analysis of the plaster was performed using computed tomography scans. These were utilized to yield information regarding the modeling process. Similarities and differences between the Yiftahel and other plastered skulls from the Levant are examined. The possible role of skull plastering within a society undergoing a shift from a hunting-gathering way of life to a food producing strategy is discussed. PMID:24586625

  17. The Potential Ability of Plaster to Cause Breast Cancer as Indicated by CA15-3 and CEA Antigens in Women Working in Gypsum Factory

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    Ali Abdul Hussein S. AL-Janabi

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    Full Text Available Plaster is an important form of gypsum that mainly used in building construction. Breast cancer was investigated among women exposure to the dust of such material. The levels of CA15-3 and carcinoembryonic antigens (CEA as indicators for breast cancer were measured in the serum of 120 women working in a plaster factory. All of involved women showed a normal level of CEA, while 12.5% of them had moderately elevated levels of CA15-3. In conclusion; plaster dust has no significant effect to cause breast cancer in working women. Moderately high levels of CA15-3 in some of exposed women may relate to liver diseases. Key words: Breast Cancer, Plaster, CA15-3, CEA

  18. Is the Dissociative Experiences Scale able to identify detachment and compartmentalization symptoms? Factor structure of the Dissociative Experiences Scale in a large sample of psychiatric and nonpsychiatric subjects

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    Mazzotti, Eva; Farina, Benedetto; Imperatori, Claudio; Mansutti, Federica; Prunetti, Elena; Speranza, Anna Maria; Barbaranelli, Claudio

    2016-01-01

    Background In this study, we explored the ability of the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) to catch detachment and compartmentalization symptoms. Participants and methods The DES factor structure was evaluated in 768 psychiatric patients (546 women and 222 men) and in 2,403 subjects enrolled in nonpsychiatric settings (1,857 women and 546 men). All participants were administered the Italian version of DES. Twenty senior psychiatric experts in the treatment of dissociative symptoms independently assessed the DES items and categorized each of them as follows: “C” for compartmentalization, “D” for detachment, and “NC” for noncongruence with either C or D. Results Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure of DES in both clinical and nonclinical samples and its invariance across the two groups. Moreover, factor analyses results overlapped with those from the expert classification procedure. Conclusion Our results showed that DES can be used as a valid instrument for clinicians to assess the frequency of different types of dissociative experiences including detachment and compartmentalization. PMID:27350746

  19. Dental arch relationships on three-dimensional digital study models and conventional plaster study models for patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate.

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    Asquith, J A; McIntyre, G T

    2012-09-01

    To determine if three-dimensional (3D) digital study models could replace plaster study models for the evaluation of dental arch relationships for patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate. Observational study involving plaster study models from a records archive. U.K. National Health Service. Thirty sets of study models of 5-year-old patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate were identified and scanned to produce 3D digital study models by ESM Digital Solutions Ltd. (Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland) using an R250 Orthodontic Study Model Scanner (3Shape A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark). None. The plaster and 3D digital study models were scored using the 5-year-olds' and modified Huddart Bodenham indices and analyzed using the Friedman test (p plaster and 3D digital models. Intra-observer and interobserver reproducibility were good (0.62 to 0.83 and 0.64 to 0.78, respectively). There were no statistically significant differences between the scores for the 3D digital study models when compared to the plaster study models for either the 5-year-olds' index (p  =  .12) or for the modified Huddart Bodenham index (p  =  .506). Three-dimensional digital models are a valid alternative to traditional plaster study models for the evaluation of dental arch relationships in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate.

  20. Crawling spot thermal nondestructive testing (NDT) for plaster inspection and comparison with dynamic thermography with extended heating

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    Bison, Paolo G.; Braggiotti, Alberto; Bressan, Chiara; Grinzato, Ermanno G.; Marinetti, Sergio; Mazzoldi, Andrea; Vavilov, Vladimir P.

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    Defects in building materials located parallel to the front surface, like plaster detachment, or perpendicularly, such as cracks, are detected creating a space-varying heat flux. A variant of the `flying spot' technique called `crawling spot' was developed in order to fit requirements of these materials. This nondestructive method is performed with a localized radiant heating of the surface and synchronized local temperature measurement in the IR band. The identification of delaminations and cracks was theoretically and experimentally studied using two different procedures. Results obtained for plaster detachments were compared with dynamic thermography, applied with an extended excitation of the surface and analysis of the normalized thermal contrast both in amplitude and time. Another technique requires a continuously moving spot to heat the surface while a sequence of thermograms is recorded. The temperature profile of each pixel has to be reconstructed according to the spot speed and trajectory. This procedure was applied to stone crack detection. The experimental apparatus is thoroughly described.

  1. Computer-aided design provisionalization and implant insertion combined with optical scanning of plaster casts and computed tomography data

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    Hara, Shingo; Mitsugi, Masaharu; Kanno, Takahiro; Tatemoto, Yukihiro

    2014-01-01

    The conventional implant prosthesis planning process currently involves confirmation of two-dimensional anatomical findings or the quantity and quality of bones using panoramic X-ray images. The introduction of computed tomography (CT) into the field has enabled the previously impossible confirmation of three-dimensional findings, making implant planning in precise locations possible. However, artifacts caused by the presence of metal prostheses can become problematic and can result in obstacles to diagnosis and implant planning. The most updated version of SimPlant® Pro has made it possible to integrate plaster cast images with CT data using optical scanning. Using this function, the obstacles created by metal prostheses are eliminated, facilitating implant planning at the actual intraoral location. Furthermore, a SurgiGuide® based on individual patient information can be created on plaster casts, resulting in easier and more precise implant insertion. PMID:24987602

  2. Stigma, discrimination, empowerment and social networks: a preliminary investigation of their influence on subjective quality of life in a Swedish sample.

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    Lundberg, Bertil; Hansson, Lars; Wentz, Elisabet; Björkman, Tommy

    2008-01-01

    Studies investigating the importance of social network, empowerment and experiences of stigma on subjective quality of life among persons with mental illness are rare. This study aimed to investigate beliefs of devaluation/discrimination, actual rejection experiences, empowerment, social network and the relationship of these factors to subjective quality of life among subjects with mental illness. A cross-sectional study assessing beliefs of devaluation/discrimination, actual rejection experiences, empowerment, social network and subjective quality of life was performed on 150 subjects with mental illness. The factors most prominently related to subjective quality of life were overall empowerment and overall social network. For a subgroup of subjects suffering from psychotic disorders there was a significant negative relationship between subjective quality of life and rejection experiences. This group also reported more frequent rejection experiences. The findings indicate that persons with mental illness are a heterogeneous group with regard to the influence of social network, stigma and empowerment on subjective quality of life. The negative impact of actual rejection experiences might express that, in order to increase subjective quality of life, stigma must be addressed as a separate and important factor in its own right.

  3. Cost effectiveness of a lidocaine 5% medicated plaster compared with pregabalin for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia in the UK: a Markov model analysis.

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    Ritchie, Mark; Liedgens, Hiltrud; Nuijten, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Published analyses have demonstrated that the lidocaine (lignocaine) plaster is a cost-effective treatment for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) relative to gabapentin or pregabalin. However, these analyses have been based on indirect comparisons from placebo-controlled trials, and there is evidence of a discrepancy between the outcomes of direct and indirect analyses. Fortunately, recent publication of the results of a head-to-head trial comparing the lidocaine plaster and pregabalin in patients with PHN or diabetic polyneuropathy allows customization of the existing model to more accurately reflect the relative cost effectiveness of these two products. To assess the cost-effectiveness of the lidocaine 5% medicated plaster compared with pregabalin for the treatment of PHN in the UK primary-care setting. A Markov model has been developed to assess the costs and benefits of the lidocaine plaster and pregabalin over a 6-month time horizon for the treatment of patients with PHN who are intolerant to tricyclic antidepressants and in whom analgesics are ineffective or contraindicated. The model structure allows for differences in costs, utilities (derived from published data and from the head-to-head trial) and transition probabilities between the initial 30-day run-in period and maintenance therapy, and also takes account of add-in medication and drugs received by patients discontinuing therapy. The calculation was based on data from the recent head-to-head trial described above. Additional data sources included published literature, discussions with a Delphi panel, official price/tariff lists and national population statistics. The study was conducted from the perspective of the UK National Health Service (NHS). The base-case analysis (1.71 lidocaine plasters per day used in the head-to-head trial for the PHN population) indicated that the total cost of treating PHN patients for 6 months with the lidocaine plaster was pound 980 per patient treated, compared with pound 784

  4. Measurements using orthodontic analysis software on digital models obtained by 3D scans of plaster casts : Intrarater reliability and validity.

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    Czarnota, Judith; Hey, Jeremias; Fuhrmann, Robert

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to determine the reliability and validity of measurements performed on digital models with a desktop scanner and analysis software in comparison with measurements performed manually on conventional plaster casts. A total of 20 pairs of plaster casts reflecting the intraoral conditions of 20 fully dentate individuals were digitized using a three-dimensional scanner (D700; 3Shape). A series of defined parameters were measured both on the resultant digital models with analysis software (Ortho Analyzer; 3Shape) and on the original plaster casts with a digital caliper (Digimatic CD-15DCX; Mitutoyo). Both measurement series were repeated twice and analyzed for intrarater reliability based on intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs). The results from the digital models were evaluated for their validity against the casts by calculating mean-value differences and associated 95 % limits of agreement (Bland-Altman method). Statistically significant differences were identified via a paired t test. Significant differences were obtained for 16 of 24 tooth-width measurements, for 2 of 5 sites of contact-point displacement in the mandibular anterior segment, for overbite, for maxillary intermolar distance, for Little's irregularity index, and for the summation indices of maxillary and mandibular incisor width. Overall, however, both the mean differences between the results obtained on the digital models versus on the plaster casts and the dispersion ranges associated with these differences suggest that the deviations incurred by the digital measuring technique are not clinically significant. Digital models are adequately reproducible and valid to be employed for routine measurements in orthodontic practice.

  5. Treatment of localized neuropathic pain of different etiologies with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster – a case series

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    Likar R; Demschar S; Kager I; Neuwersch S; Pipam W; Sittl R

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    Rudolf Likar,1 Susanne Demschar,1 Ingo Kager,1 Stefan Neuwersch,1 Wolfgang Pipam,1 Reinhard Sittl2 1Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hospital Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Interdisciplinary Pain Centre, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of the topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in the treatment of localized neuropathic pain. Study design: This was a case series at an Austrian pain...

  6. POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF TRANSPARENT FABRIC BASED ON NANOFIBRES FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF PLASTERS DECORATED WITH PAINTINGS AND FRESCOES

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    Klára Kroftová

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    Full Text Available Nanomaterials have been increasingly used in the construction industry in the last decades. Nanomaterials have been tested in specific applications focusing on the restoration and conservation of heritage buildings, mainly their surfaces. Nanofibre materials represent a separate area within this field of research and their applications in the construction and conservation practice are still very limited. The article summarizes the possibilities of strengthening plasters decorated with wall paintings with nanomaterials.

  7. Effect of different forms of silica on the physical and mechanical properties of gypsum plaster composites

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    Khalil, A. A.

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    Full Text Available Gypsum plaster/silica composites prepared by dry blending (0.2-10 % natural sand, silica fume or silica gel and subsequently hydrated. Their physical and mechanical properties, including normal consistency, setting time, apparent porosity, bulk density and compressive strength, were determined after hydration for 7- and 28-days. The results indicated that adding different forms of silica lowered the bulk density and increased the normal consistency, setting time, apparent porosity and, to some limited extent, compressive strength of the composites. This improvement in properties can be attributed to the existence of silica in the interstitial pores in the hardened plaster matrices. While most of the composites revealed only scant rises in compressive strength, their composition was beneficial in so far as it included either a readily available low-cost constituent (sand or industrial by-products. Consequently, the formed plaster-silica composites are of economic value, contribute to a cleaner environment by minimizing waste and can be used for applications where high porosity, lightweight units are required or recommended for low-cost buildings.Se prepararon pastas compuestas de yeso y sílice mediante la mezcla en seco de yeso con distintas proporciones (0,2- 10 % de arena natural, o gel o humo de sílice, procediéndose a continuación a su hidratación. A fin de determinar las propiedades físicas y mecánicas de las pastas, a los 7 y los 28 días de hidratación se hallaron su fluidez, tiempo de fraguado, porosidad aparente, densidad aparente y resistencia a la compresión. Los resultados obtenidos indican que al incorporar las distintas modalidades de sílice a la mezcla, disminuyó la densidad aparente y aumentaron la fluidez, el tiempo de fraguado, la porosidad aparente y, en menor medida, la resistencia a la compresión de las muestras. Se considera que esta mejora de las propiedades del material se debe a la presencia de sílice en los

  8. Effect of an admixture from Agave americana on the physical and mechanical properties of plaster

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    Ochoa, J. C.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Physical and mechanical properties of a plaster paste added with an organic admixture, of the leaves of Agave americana, were studied. Plastic consistency behavior was evaluated and the water/gypsum(w/g ratio was determined for each dosage of the admixture. Admixtur eeffect on setting was evaluated too. The chemical transformation of the hemihydrated form to gypsum (dihydrated form was studied using a novel technique based on a moisture analyzer by halogen light. Flexural and compressive strengths were measured. The results show that ,for the same consistency, accordingly mechanical strengths were improved too. The setting times were increased which would enhance the application time of plaster and would reduce plastic shrinkage, common problems in this type of material. The changes in these physical properties not substantially affect the final mechanical strengths.

    Se estudiaron algunas propiedades físicas y mecánicas de pastas de yeso de construcción adicionadas con un aditivo de origen orgánico, producto de las hojas de la planta Agave americana. Se evaluó el comportamiento plástico de la pasta mediante ensayos de consistencia y se determinó, para cada dosificación, su relación agua/ yeso (a/y. Se evaluó la incidencia del aditivo en los tiempos de fraguado. La transformación química del hemihidrato a yeso dihidrato se estudió mediante una novedosa técnica basada en un analizador de humedad por luz halógena. Se midieron las resistencias mecánicas a flexo-tracción y a compresión. Los resultados del estudio muestran que, para una misma consistencia, se mejoran las resistencias mecánicas. Los tiempos de fraguado de la pasta se aumentaron lo que ayudaría mejorar los tiempos de aplicación del yeso y a disminuir las retracciones plásticas. Las modificaciones de estas propiedades físicas no afectan considerablemente las resistencias mecánicas finales.

  9. Study of biological communities subject to imperfect detection: Bias and precision of community N-mixture abundance models in small-sample situations

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    Yamaura, Yuichi; Kery, Marc; Royle, Andy

    2016-01-01

    Community N-mixture abundance models for replicated counts provide a powerful and novel framework for drawing inferences related to species abundance within communities subject to imperfect detection. To assess the performance of these models, and to compare them to related community occupancy models in situations with marginal information, we used simulation to examine the effects of mean abundance (λ¯: 0.1, 0.5, 1, 5), detection probability (p¯: 0.1, 0.2, 0.5), and number of sampling sites (n site : 10, 20, 40) and visits (n visit : 2, 3, 4) on the bias and precision of species-level parameters (mean abundance and covariate effect) and a community-level parameter (species richness). Bias and imprecision of estimates decreased when any of the four variables (λ¯, p¯, n site , n visit ) increased. Detection probability p¯ was most important for the estimates of mean abundance, while λ¯ was most influential for covariate effect and species richness estimates. For all parameters, increasing n site was more beneficial than increasing n visit . Minimal conditions for obtaining adequate performance of community abundance models were n site  ≥ 20, p¯ ≥ 0.2, and λ¯ ≥ 0.5. At lower abundance, the performance of community abundance and community occupancy models as species richness estimators were comparable. We then used additive partitioning analysis to reveal that raw species counts can overestimate β diversity both of species richness and the Shannon index, while community abundance models yielded better estimates. Community N-mixture abundance models thus have great potential for use with community ecology or conservation applications provided that replicated counts are available.

  10. Is the Dissociative Experiences Scale able to identify detachment and compartmentalization symptoms? Factor structure of the Dissociative Experiences Scale in a large sample of psychiatric and nonpsychiatric subjects

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    Mazzotti E

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    Full Text Available Eva Mazzotti,1 Benedetto Farina,2 Claudio Imperatori,2 Federica Mansutti,3,4 Elena Prunetti,3,4 Anna Maria Speranza,5 Claudio Barbaranelli1 1Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; 2Department of Human Sciences, European University of Rome, Rome, Italy; 3Associazione di Psicologia Cognitiva e Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva, Rome, Italy; 4Casa di Cura Villa Margherita, Arcugagno (Vi Italy, 5Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy Background: In this study, we explored the ability of the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES to catch detachment and compartmentalization symptoms.Participants and methods: The DES factor structure was evaluated in 768 psychiatric patients (546 women and 222 men and in 2,403 subjects enrolled in nonpsychiatric settings (1,857 women and 546 men. All participants were administered the Italian version of DES. Twenty senior psychiatric experts in the treatment of dissociative symptoms independently assessed the DES items and categorized each of them as follows: “C” for compartmentalization, “D” for detachment, and “NC” for noncongruence with either C or D.Results: Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure of DES in both clinical and nonclinical samples and its invariance across the two groups. Moreover, factor analyses results overlapped with those from the expert classification procedure.Conclusion: Our results showed that DES can be used as a valid instrument for clinicians to assess the frequency of different types of dissociative experiences including detachment and compartmentalization. Keywords: Dissociative Experiences Scale, confirmatory factor analysis, detachment, compartmentalization, validity

  11. 5% lidocaine medicated plaster versus pregabalin in post-herpetic neuralgia and diabetic polyneuropathy: an open-label, non-inferiority two-stage RCT study.

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    Baron, Ralf; Mayoral, Victor; Leijon, Göran; Binder, Andreas; Steigerwald, Ilona; Serpell, Michael

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    To compare efficacy and safety of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster with pregabalin in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) or painful diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN). This was a two-stage adaptive, randomized, open-label, multicentre, non-inferiority study. Data are reported from the initial 4-week comparative phase, in which adults with PHN or painful DPN received either topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster applied to the most painful skin area or twice-daily pregabalin capsules titrated to effect according to the Summary of Product Characteristics. The primary endpoint was response rate at 4 weeks, defined as reduction averaged over the last three days from baseline of > or = 2 points or an absolute value of plaster and 61.5% receiving pregabalin were considered responders (corresponding numbers for the per protocol set, PPS: 65.3% vs. 62.0%). In PHN more patients responded to 5% lidocaine medicated plaster treatment than to pregabalin (PPS: 62.2% vs. 46.5%), while response was comparable for patients with painful DPN (PPS: 66.7% vs 69.1%). 30% and 50% reductions in NRS-3 scores were greater with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster than with pregabalin. Both treatments reduced allodynia severity. 5% lidocaine medicated plaster showed greater improvements in QoL based on EQ-5D in both PHN and DPN. PGIC and CGIC scores indicated greater improvement for 5% lidocaine medicated plaster treated patients with PHN. Improvements were comparable between treatments in painful DPN. Fewer patients administering 5% lidocaine medicated plaster experienced AEs (safety set, SAF: 18.7% vs. 46.4%), DRAEs (5.8% vs. 41.2%) and related discontinuations compared to patients taking pregabalin. 5% lidocaine medicated plaster showed better efficacy compared with pregabalin in patients with PHN. Within DPN, efficacy was comparable for both treatments. 5% lidocaine medicated plaster showed a favourable efficacy/safety profile with greater improvements in patient satisfaction and Qo

  12. [Clinical observation of dog days moxibustion plaster therapy in treatment of allergic rhinitis of different patterns/syndromes].

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    Lin, Yong-kai; Liang, Gui-hong; Huang, Yu-xin; Sun, He; Zhang, Tian-cheng; Qu, Chong-zheng

    2014-10-01

    To explore the efficacy and feasibility of dog days moxibustion plaster therapy in treatment of allergic rhinitis of different patterns/syndromes. Allergic rhinitis of lung deficiency and invasion of cold, spleen qi deficiency and kidney yang deficiency, 56 patients for each pattern/syndrome were randomized into a plaster therapy group and a nasal spray group, 28 cases in each one. In the plaster therapy group, according to the pattern/syndrome differentiation, with literature retrieval method, 3 acupoints of high frequency utility in clinic were selected as one group in acupoint plaster therapy. For lung deficiency and invasion of cold pattern/syndrome, Feishu (BL 13), Fengmen (BL 12) and Hegu (LI 4) were selected. For spleen qi deficiency pattern/syndrome, Pishu (BL 21), Zusanli (ST 36) and Dazhui (GV 14) were selected. For kidney yang deficiency pattern/ syndrome, Shenshu (BL 23), Dingchuan (EX-B 1) and Bailao (EX-HN 15) were selected. Separately, on July 13, 2013, July 23, 2013, August 2, 2013 and August 12, 2013, the aucpoint plaster therapy was applied, 2 to 4 h (1 to 2 h for children) each time. In the nasal spray group, beclometasone dipropionate aqueous nasal spray, 2 presses one nostril each time, 2 to 3 times a day, continuously for 4 weeks. The symptom score and efficacy were compared before and after treatment in the patients of the two groups. The symptom scores of 3 patterns/syndromes were all apparently improved after treatment as compared with those before treatment in the patients of the two groups (all Pplaster therapy group was better than that of the nasal spray group (Pplaster therapy group, better than 84.6% (22/26) in the nasal spray group (Pplaster therapy group, obviously better than 76.9% (22/26) in the nasal spray group (Pplaster therapy group, better than 76.9% (22/26) in the nasal spray group (Pplaster therapy achieves definite efficacy on allergic rhinitis at the acupoints selected based on the differentiation of different patterns

  13. Studies on termite hill and lime as partial replacement for cement in plastering

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    Olusola, K.O.; Olanipekun, E.A.; Ata, O.; Olateju, O.T. [Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State (Nigeria). Department of Building

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    This study investigated the compressive strength and water absorption capacity of 50x50x50mm mortar cubes made from mixes containing lime, termite hill and cement and sand. Two mix ratios (1:4 and 1:6) and varying binder replacements of cement with lime or termite hill amounting to 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% were used. Test results showed that the compressive strength of the mortar cubes increases with age and decreases with increasing percentage replacement of cement with lime and termite hill. However, for mix ratio 1:6, up to 20% replacement of cement with either lime or termite hill, all the mortar cubes had the same strength; subsequently, the termite hill exhibited a higher compressive strength. For mix ratio 1:4, mortar cubes made from lime/cement and termite hill/cement mixtures had the same strength at 50% replacement. Generally, water absorption is higher in mixtures containing lime (18.10% and 14.20% for mix ratios 1:6 and 1:4, respectively, both at 50% replacement level) than those containing termite hill (16.10% and 13.02% for mix ratios 1:6 and 1:4, respectively, both at 50% replacement level). Termite hills seem to be promising as a suitable, locally available housing material for plastering. (author)

  14. Light Steel-Timber Frame with Composite and Plaster Bracing Panels

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    Roberto Scotta

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The proposed light-frame structure comprises steel columns for vertical loads and an innovative bracing system to efficiently resist seismic actions. This seismic force resisting system consists of a light timber frame braced with an Oriented Strand Board (OSB sheet and an external technoprene plaster-infilled slab. Steel brackets are used as foundation and floor connections. Experimental cyclic-loading tests were conduced to study the seismic response of two shear-wall specimens. A numerical model was calibrated on experimental results and the dynamic non-linear behavior of a case-study building was assessed. Numerical results were then used to estimate the proper behavior factor value, according to European seismic codes. Obtained results demonstrate that this innovative system is suitable for the use in seismic-prone areas thanks to the high ductility and dissipative capacity achieved by the bracing system. This favorable behavior is mainly due to the fasteners and materials used and to the correct application of the capacity design approach.

  15. Effective and Economic Offloading of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in India with the Bohler Iron Plaster Cast.

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    Saikia, Priyanka; Hariharan, Rajalakshmi; Shankar, Nachiket; Gaur, Anil Kumar; Jose, Naveen Matthew

    2016-04-01

    Economic constraints are a major obstacle to the implementation of offloading casts in India. The aim of this study is to monitor the healing and activity limitations related to Bohler iron plaster cast (BIPC) when used for offloading diabetic neuropathic plantar foot ulcers. Thirty patients were cast for 1 month and evaluated for healing using the Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH), and for activity limitation using the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS). The change in the scores after intervention was the outcome measure. There was good healing as evidenced by a statistical difference in mean PUSH scores. The baseline PUSH score of 9.76-0.41 (T1-SEM) was greater than follow-up PUSH score of 6.32 + 0.41 (T2 + SEM) and the p value ulcer area, exudate, and tissue type. There was no mobility effect as there was no significant difference in LEFS. Significant negative correlation was there between PUSH and LEFS. The r value was less than -0.7 both at baseline and after intervention. The combined benefits of good healing, lack of affect on lower extremity function, the ease of application and dressing, and relative affordability make BIPC a commendable offloading modality for the management of diabetic plantar ulcers.

  16. Soil Application of Tannery Land Plaster: Effects on Nitrogen Mineralization and Soil Biochemical Properties

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    Caterina Giacometti

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    Full Text Available Tannery land plaster (TLP is a byproduct of lime hydrolysis of leather shavings. Its use in agriculture (organic C ≈ 17%, N ≈ 6% dm could represent an alternative to landfill or incineration, but the high Cr(III content (≈5% dm makes it necessary to evaluate the effect on soil biochemical properties. TLP was therefore added at the rates of 220 and 440 kg of N ha−1 to 2 agricultural soils and incubated for 56 days under controlled conditions. Extractable NH4 +-N and NO3 −-N, CO2-C evolution, microbial biomass-N, protease activity, and extractable Cr were monitored. The organic N was readily mineralized (>50% in the first week and a significant increase in microbial activity was measured, regardless of soil type and addition rate. Extractable Cr(III quickly decreased during the incubation. The absence of a negative impact on soil biochemical properties seems to support the use of TLP in agriculture, although further investigations in long-term field experiments are suggested.

  17. Study on Tongkuaixiao Babu Plaster(痛块消巴布剂)in Treating Cancer Pain

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    万冬桂; 李佩文

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    Objective: To explore the efficacy of Tongkuaixiao Babu plaster (痛块消巴剂, TKXBBP)in treating cancer pain. Methods: In the clinical observation, sixty-five patients with moderate or severe cancer pain were randomly divided into two groups: 32 in the treated group (TKXBBP group) and 33 in the control group (Bucinnazine group). The therapeutic effects in relieving pain, improving quality of life (QOL),and the rate of satisfaction the patients felt of the two groups were compared respectively. Results: TKXBBP was effective in treating cancer pain. There wasn't any statistically significant difference in total effective rate (P>0.05), but the statistical difference was significant in obvious remission rate (P<0.05) between the treated and control group, and the effect on serious pain shown in the treated group was better than that of the control group (P<0.05). The difference in the initiation time of relieving cancer pain was insignificant (P>0.05), while in the remission period, the treated group showed its treatment was obviously superior to that of the control group (P<0.05). TKXBBP showed better effect in the improvement of QOL (P<0.05)and satisfaction rate, with significant difference between the treated and the control groups (P<0.01). Conclusion: TKXBBP's effect in treating cancer pain was obvious, its application was safe and convenient. It was shown that the external treatment with this kind of Chinese medicine had great advantage in treating cancer pain.

  18. Effect of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster on pain intensity and paroxysms in classical trigeminal neuralgia.

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    Tamburin, Stefano; Schweiger, Vittorio; Magrinelli, Francesca; Brugnoli, Maria Paola; Zanette, Giampietro; Polati, Enrico

    2014-11-01

    Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neuropathic pain condition affecting one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. It is characterized by unilateral, sudden, shock-like, and brief painful attacks, which follow the distribution of trigeminal nerve branches, and with no other accompanying sensorimotor or autonomic signs and symptoms. Current guidelines stipulate which therapies represent first-, second-, and third-line treatments for TN, but there is a consistent mismatch between the therapeutic guidelines and the patient's preferences and expectations. We report on 2 patients with classical TN in whom conventional drugs for TN were not tolerated. In these patients, treatment with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster (LMP) resulted in reduction of pain intensity and the number of pain paroxysms. LMP is known to block the sodium channels on peripheral nerves and may cause a selective and partial block of Aδ and C fibers. According to the TN ignition hypothesis, blockage of peripheral afferents by LMP may reduce pain paroxysms. The effect of LMP may outlast the pharmacokinetics of the drug by reducing pain amplification mechanisms in the central nervous system. LMP has limited or no systemic side effects. LMP may be an effective and well-tolerated treatment option for TN in those patients who do not tolerate or who refuse other therapies. Future randomized controlled studies should better address this issue. © The Author(s) 2014.

  19. Pain in the room of plasters of the traumatology emergency unit

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    Inmaculada Aponte Tomillo

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In the emergency department the pain is the symptom more frequent than they undergo the patients, the presence of this one is considered like a useless and unnecessary suffering since it can get to control itself by means of the drug administration. The objective of this study is to know the existence and intensity the pain and if analgesia is administered in the traumatology emergency unit. It has been realised by means of a questionnaire in that picks up the variables: sex, age, diagnosis, pain and administration of analgesia. With respect to the result it exists 39,4% of fractures of radio, followed of 24,2% of fracture of metacarpianos. The pain in the room of plasters: Visual scale Analogical EVA (10 the 15,2% and EVA (7 the 21,2% of the patients. As far as the administration of analgesia to the 59,1% of the patients no was administered to him. In conclusion, the intensity of the pain that undergoes our patients during the manipulation of the fractures is because a percentage very lifted is reduced and immobilized without analgesia administration. This high prevalence of the pain puts in prohibition the welfare quality.

  20. Efficacy and Safety of Calcipotriol Plus Betamethasone Dipropionate Aerosol Foam Compared with Betamethasone 17-Valerate-Medicated Plaster for the Treatment of Psoriasis.

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    Queille-Roussel, Catherine; Rosen, Monika; Clonier, Fabrice; Nørremark, Kasper; Lacour, Jean-Philippe

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    Fixed combination calcipotriol as hydrate (Cal) 50 µg/g plus betamethasone as dipropionate (BD) 0.5 mg/g aerosol foam is an alcohol-free treatment for psoriasis. Betamethasone 17-valerate 2.25 mg (BV)-medicated plasters are recommended for treating psoriasis plaques localized in difficult-to-treat (DTT; elbow, knee, anterior face of the tibia) areas. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of Cal/BD foam with BV-medicated plaster in patients with plaque psoriasis. In this phase IIa, randomized, single-center, investigator-blinded, 4-week study, both Cal/BD foam and BV-medicated plaster were applied once daily to six test sites (three for each treatment). The primary efficacy endpoint was absolute change in total clinical score (TCS; sum of erythema, scaling, and infiltration); secondary endpoints were changes from baseline in each individual clinical score, ultrasonographic changes (total skin and echo-poor band thickness), and safety; and post hoc analysis was change from baseline in TCS on DTT areas. Thirty-five patients were included. Least-squares mean change in TCS from baseline was significantly greater for Cal/BD foam (-5.8) than BV-medicated plaster (-3.7; difference -2.2; 95% confidence interval -2.6 to -1.8; p plaster (both p plaster on DTT areas after 4 weeks (p plasters, including on DTT areas, in patients with plaque psoriasis. NCT02518048.

  1. Topical 5% lidocaine (lignocaine) medicated plaster treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational efficacy and safety trial.

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    Binder, Andreas; Bruxelle, Jean; Rogers, Peter; Hans, Guy; Bösl, Irmgard; Baron, Ralf

    2009-01-01

    Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a distressing neuropathic pain condition mainly affecting elderly patients. Neuropathic pain symptoms can be of a burning, shooting and stabbing nature, and may continue for prolonged periods and are often poorly controlled by polymedication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of topical analgesic treatment (5% lidocaine [lignocaine] medicated plaster) compared with placebo plaster in patients with PHN. This was a double-blind, placebo plaster-controlled, parallel-group, multicentre study employing enriched enrolment with randomized withdrawal methodology. After an initial 8-week open-label, active run-in phase, responders entered a 2-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase. The study was conducted at 33 outpatient investigational centres in 12 European countries. Patients with PHN were selected who were aged >/=50 years, had experienced neuropathic pain persisting for >/=3 months after rash healing, and had a mean pain intensity of >/=4 on an 11-point numerical rating scale. A total of 265 patients entered the open-label phase and subsequently a pre-defined number of 71 patients entered the randomized phase. Patients applied up to three 5% lidocaine medicated plasters for up to 12 hours per day. The primary endpoint of the study was time-to-exit due to a >/=2-point reduction in pain relief on two consecutive days of plaster application using a 6-point verbal rating scale. Of the 265 patients entering the run-in phase, 51.7% achieved at least moderate pain relief. In the double-blind phase (full analysis set, n = 71), median times-to-exit were 13.5 (range 2-14) and 9.0 (range 1-14) days for lidocaine and placebo plaster groups, respectively (p = 0.151). For per-protocol patients (n = 34), median time-to-exit was 14.0 (range 3-14) and 6.0 (range 1-14) days for lidocaine and placebo plaster groups, respectively (p = 0.0398). Drug-related adverse events occurred in 13.6% of patients

  2. Rapid prototyping of a complex model for the manufacture of plaster molds for slip casting ceramic

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    D. P. C. Velazco

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Computer assisted designing (CAD is well known for several decades and employed for ceramic manufacturing almost since the beginning, but usually employed in the first part of the projectual ideation processes, neither in the prototyping nor in the manufacturing stages. The rapid prototyping machines, also known as 3D printers, have the capacity to produce in a few hours real pieces using plastic materials of high resistance, with great precision and similarity with respect to the original, based on unprecedented digital models produced by means of modeling with specific design software or from the digitalization of existing parts using the so-called 3D scanners. The main objective of the work is to develop the methodology used in the entire process of building a part in ceramics from the interrelationship between traditional techniques and new technologies for the manufacture of prototypes. And to take advantage of the benefits that allow us this new reproduction technology. The experience was based on the generation of a complex piece, in digital format, which served as the model. A regular 15 cm icosahedron presented features complex enough not to advise the production of the model by means of the traditional techniques of ceramics (manual or mechanical. From this digital model, a plaster mold was made in the traditional way in order to slip cast clay based slurries, freely dried in air and fired and glazed in the traditional way. This experience has shown the working hypothesis and opens up the possibility of new lines of work to academic and technological levels that will be explored in the near future. This technology provides a wide range of options to address the formal aspect of a part to be performed for the field of design, architecture, industrial design, the traditional pottery, ceramic art, etc., which allow you to amplify the formal possibilities, save time and therefore costs when drafting the necessary and appropriate matrixes

  3. Laser cleaning experiences on sculptures' materials: terracotta, plaster, wood, and wax

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    Pelosi, Claudia; Fodaro, D.; Sforzini, Livia; Lo Monaco, Angela

    2013-11-01

    The focus of this paper is to show the work experiences with laser cleaning on sculptures made of terracotta, plaster, wood and wax. These materials exhibit peculiar features that often prevent the use of traditional cleaning procedures to remove the surface dirt, soot or carbonaceous deposits and other materials coming from environment or ancient conservative interventions. To overcome the difficulties in the cleaning of the above mentioned materials, laser technology was tested. The laser irradiation and cleaning tests were carried out with a Q-switched Nd:YAG system under the following conditions: wavelength 1064 nm and 532 nm; energy 4-28 mJ; pulse duration 10 ns; spot diameter 2-8 mm; frequency 5 Hz. The irradiated surfaces were analyzed before and after the laser tests, with the aid of a video microscope and a reflectance spectrophotometer, in order to evaluate the morphology and colour changes of the surfaces. Before starting with the cleaning intervention, some diagnostic analysis was performed on the sculptures in order to obtain the identification of the original materials and of the surface deposits. Concerning this, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, and internal micro stratigraphic analysis were performed. This research demonstrated that the laser cleaning is an effective method to remove the surface deposits preserving the original patina of the sculptures and the opacity of the wax. The results gathered in this work encourage to continue the research in order to better understand the interactions between the laser beam and the surfaces and to find the most appropriate laser conditions to clean the sculptures.

  4. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing

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    This document presents writing samples that have been annotated to illustrate the criteria required to meet the Common Core State Standards for particular types of writing--argument, informative/explanatory text, and narrative--in a given grade. Each of the samples exhibits at least the level of quality required to meet the Writing standards for…

  5. The place of confusional arousals in sleep and mental disorders - Findings in a general population sample of 13,057 subjects

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    Ohayon, MM; Priest, RG; Zulley, J; Smirne, S

    2000-01-01

    Confusional arousals, or sleep drunkenness, occur upon awakening and remain un studied in the general population. We selected a representative sample from the United Kingdom. Germany, and Italy (N = 13,0.57) and conducted telephone interviews. Confusional arousals were reported by 2.9% of the sample

  6. Early mobilisation versus plaster immobilisation of simple elbow dislocations: results of the FuncSiE multicentre randomised clinical trial.

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    Iordens, Gijs I T; Van Lieshout, Esther M M; Schep, Niels W L; De Haan, Jeroen; Tuinebreijer, Wim E; Eygendaal, Denise; Van Beeck, Ed; Patka, Peter; Verhofstad, Michael H J; Den Hartog, Dennis

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    To compare outcome of early mobilisation and plaster immobilisation in patients with a simple elbow dislocation. We hypothesised that early mobilisation would result in earlier functional recovery. From August 2009 to September 2012, 100 adult patients with a simple elbow dislocation were enrolled in this multicentre randomised controlled trial. Patients were randomised to early mobilisation (n=48) or 3 weeks plaster immobilisation (n=52). Primary outcome measure was the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (Quick-DASH) score. Secondary outcomes were the Oxford Elbow Score, Mayo Elbow Performance Index, pain, range of motion, complications and activity resumption. Patients were followed for 1 year. Quick-DASH scores at 1 year were 4.0 (95% CI 0.9 to 7.1) points in the early mobilisation group versus 4.2 (95% CI 1.2 to 7.2) in the plaster immobilisation group. At 6 weeks, early mobilised patients reported less disability (Quick-DASH 12 (95% CI 9 to 15) points vs 19 (95% CI 16 to 22); p<0.05) and had a larger arc of flexion and extension (121° (95% CI 115° to 127°) vs 102° (95% CI 96° to 108°); p<0.05). Patients returned to work sooner after early mobilisation (10 vs 18 days; p=0.020). Complications occurred in 12 patients; this was unrelated to treatment. No recurrent dislocations occurred. Early active mobilisation is a safe and effective treatment for simple elbow dislocations. Patients recovered faster and returned to work earlier without increasing the complication rate. No evidence was found supporting treatment benefit at 1 year. NTR 2025. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  7. Building a diagnostic algorithm on localized neuropathic pain (LNP) and targeted topical treatment: focus on 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster

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    Casale, Roberto; Mattia, Consalvo

    2014-01-01

    Within the broad definition of neuropathic pain, the refinement of clinical diagnostic procedures has led to the introduction of the concept of localized neuropathic pain (LNP). It is characterized by consistent and circumscribed area(s) of maximum pain, which are associated with negative or positive sensory signs and/or spontaneous symptoms typical of neuropathic pain. This description outlines the clinical features (currently lacking in guidelines and treatment recommendations) in patients for whom topical targeted treatment with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster is suggested as first-line therapy. Few epidemiologic data are present in the literature but it is generally estimated that about 60% of neuropathic pain conditions are localized, and therefore identifiable as LNP. A mandatory clinical criterion for the diagnosis of LNP is that signs and symptoms must be present in a clearly identified and defined area(s). Cartographic recordings can help to define each area and to assess variations. The diagnosis of LNP relies on careful neurological examination more than on pain questionnaires, but it is recognized that they can be extremely useful for recording the symptom profiles and establishing a more targeted treatment. The most widely studied frequent/relevant clinical presentations of LNP are postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, and neuropathic postoperative pain. They successfully respond to treatment with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster with equal if not better pain control but with fewer side effects versus conventional systemic treatments. Generally, the more localized the pain (ie, the area of an A4 sheet of paper) the better the results of topical treatment. This paper proposes an easy-to-understand algorithm to identify patients with LNP and to guide targeted topical treatments with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster. PMID:24790451

  8. Solid phase microextraction, sand flies, oviposition pheromones, plaster of Paris and siloxanes-What is in common?

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    Goulart, Thais Marchi; Tosta, Christiann Davis; Machado, Vicente Estevam; da Rocha Silva, Flávia Benini; de Castro, Camila Feitosa; Ortiz, Dennys Ghenry Samillan; Oliveira, Wanderson Henrique Cruz; Pinto, Mara Cristina

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    Sand flies are natural hosts of various microorganisms. Due to their epidemiological importance, sand fly colonies are kept in laboratories to be studied in terms of their biology and vector/host/parasite interactions. In order to investigate the presence of oviposition pheromones in Nyssomyia neivai, experiments using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) were performed. However, siloxanes which is an external class of contamination, present in breeding containers made by plaster used to maintain sand flies in colonies, may be hindered the experiments. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  9. Characterization of the Minimum Effective Layer of Thermal Insulation Material Tow-plaster from the Method of Thermal Impedance

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    M.S. Ould Brahim

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Our objective in this study is to determine the effective thermal insulating layer of a composite towplaster. The characterization of thermal insulating material is proposed from the study of the thermal impedance in dynamic two-dimensional frequency. Thermo physical properties of the material tow-plaster are determined from the study of the thermal impedance. Nyquist representations have introduced an interpretation of certain phenomena of heat transfer from the series and shunt resistors. The overall coefficient of heat exchange is determined from the Bode plots. A method for determining the thermal conductivity is proposed.

  10. Assessing agreement in measurements of orthodontic study models: Digital caliper on plaster models vs 3-dimensional software on models scanned by structured-light scanner.

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    Wan Hassan, Wan Nurazreena; Othman, Siti Adibah; Chan, Chee Seng; Ahmad, Roshahida; Ali, Siti Nor'Ain; Abd Rohim, Anis

    2016-11-01

    In this study we aimed to compare measurements on plaster models using a digital caliper, and on 3-dimensional (3D) digital models, produced using a structured-light scanner, using 3D software. Fifty digital models were scanned from the same plaster models. Arch and tooth size measurements were made by 2 operators, twice. Calibration was done on 10 sets of models and checked using the Pearson correlation coefficient. Data were analyzed by error variances, repeatability coefficient, repeated-measures analysis of variance, and Bland-Altman plots. Error variances ranged between 0.001 and 0.044 mm for the digital caliper method, and between 0.002 and 0.054 mm for the 3D software method. Repeated-measures analysis of variance showed small but statistically significant differences (P plaster models and were, therefore, clinically acceptable. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  11. Reduction of painful area as new possible therapeutic target in post-herpetic neuropathic pain treated with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster: a case series.

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    Casale, Roberto; Di Matteo, Maria; Minella, Cristina E; Fanelli, Guido; Allegri, Massimo

    2014-01-01

    Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is neuropathic pain persisting after an acute episode of herpes zoster, and is associated with severe pain and sensory abnormalities that adversely affect the patient's quality of life and increase health care costs. Up to 83% of patients with PHN describe localized neuropathic pain, defined as "a type of neuropathic pain characterized by consistent and circumscribed area(s) of maximum pain". Topical treatments have been suggested as a first-line treatment for localized neuropathic pain. Use of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster could reduce abnormal nervous peripheral discharge and via the plaster could have a "protective" function in the affected area. It has been suggested that use of this plaster could reduce pain as well as the size of the painful area. To evaluate this possible outcome, we retrospectively reviewed eight patients with PHN, treated using 5% lidocaine medicated plaster. During a follow-up period of 3 months, we observed good pain relief, which was associated with a 46% reduction in size of the painful area after one month (from 236.38±140.34 cm(2) to 128.80±95.7 cm(2)) and a 66% reduction after 3 months (81.38±59.19 cm(2)). Our study cohort was composed mainly of elderly patients taking multiple drugs to treat comorbidities, who have a high risk of drug-drug interactions. Such patients benefit greatly from topical treatment of PHN. Our observations confirm the effectiveness of lidocaine plasters in the treatment of PHN, indicating that 5% lidocaine medicated plaster could reduce the size of the painful area. This last observation has to be confirmed and the mechanisms clarified in appropriate larger randomized controlled trials.

  12. GC法同时测定通络祛痛膏中樟脑、薄荷脑和冰片的含量%GC simultaneous determination of camphor, menthol and synthetic borneol in Tongluo Qutong plaster

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    李彦超; 李宜鲜; 姚令文; 李振国

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To establish the determination method of camphor,menthol and synthetic bomeol in Tongluo Qutong plaster. Methods:The sample solution was distilled in volatile oil determination apparatus. Naphthalene was used as the internal standard. HP - INNOWAX capillary column was adopted, nitrogen as the carrier gas, and FID as the detector. The column temperature at 140℃. Results:Camphor,menthol and synthetic bomeol 1(borneol and is-borneol) in Tangluo Qutong Plaster and naphthalene have been separated well. The average recover)' rates of camphor, menthol and synthetic bomeol were 96.2% (RSD =0.78% ) ,96. 8% (RSD =0.76% ) and 96.9% (RSD = 1.4% ) Respectively. Conclusion:The methord is simple, accurate and separable,and can be used to control the quality of Tongluo Qutong plaster.%目的:建立同步测定通络祛痛膏中樟脑、薄荷脑和冰片等3种成分含量的气相色谱方法.方法:挥发油测定器蒸馏制备供试液,以萘为内标物.HP - INNOWAX毛细管色谱柱,氮气为载气,FID检测器,柱温140℃,内标法测定样品中3种成分的含量.结果:通络祛痛膏中樟脑、薄荷脑和冰片(龙脑和异龙脑)及内标物萘等4种物质在同一色谱条件下获得良好分离,樟脑、薄荷脑和冰片(龙脑和异龙脑)的回收率分别为96.2%( RSD=0.78%),96.8%( RSD =0.76%),96.9% (RSD=1.4%).采用此法对12批样品进行含量测定,均取得了满意的结果.结论:该方法简便、准确,分离度好,可用于控制通络祛痛膏的质量.

  13. Dynamic Behaviours of a Single Soft Rock-Socketed Shaft Subjected to Axial Cyclic Loading

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    Full Text Available The soft rock was simulated by cement, plaster, sand, water, and concrete hardening accelerator in this paper. Meanwhile, uniaxial compressive strength tests and triaxial compression tests were conducted to study the mechanical properties of simulated soft rock samples. Model tests on a single pile socketed in simulated soft rock under axial cyclic loading were conducted by using a device which combined test apparatus with a GCTS dynamic triaxial system. Test results show that the optimal mix ratio is cement : plaster : medium sand : water : concrete hardening accelerator = 4.5% : 5.0% : 84.71% : 4.75% : 1.04%. The static load ratio (SLR, cyclic load ratio (CLR, and the number of cycles affect the accumulated deformation and cyclic secant modulus of the pile head. The accumulated deformation increases with increasing numbers of cycles. However, the cyclic secant modulus of pile head increases and then decreases with the growth in the number of cycles and finally remains stable after 50 cycles. According to the test results, the development of accumulated settlement was analysed. Finally, an empirical formula for accumulated settlement, considering the effects of the number of cycles, the static load ratio, the cyclic load ratio, and the uniaxial compressive strength, is proposed which can be used for feasibility studies or preliminary design of pile foundations on soft rock subjected to traffic loading.

  14. Analysis of crown widths in subjects with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors.

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    Mirabella, A Davide; Kokich, Vincent G; Rosa, Marco

    2012-12-01

    The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that the gene defect causing congenital absence of maxillary lateral incisors also causes narrowing of the dentition. A total of 81 patients with one or two congenitally missing lateral incisors were retrieved; 52 (64.2 per cent) patients presented bilateral agenesis, whereas 29 (35.8 per cent) had unilateral agenesis. The control group consisted of 90 consecutively treated patients. The largest mesiodistal crown dimension for all teeth, except for the maxillary second and third molars, was measured on plaster casts using a digital caliper to the nearest 10th of a millimetre. Statistical testing was performed using the analysis of variance model (P < 0.05) to test for differences in the mesiodistal dimension between the sample and the control group. Significance has been assessed using a P-value threshold level of 5 per cent. Agenesis of maxillary lateral incisors was found to be a significant predictor of tooth size. Patients who were missing maxillary lateral incisors had smaller teeth compared to control subjects, except for the maxillary right and left first molars. This finding was true for both unilateral and bilateral lateral incisor agenesis. Interaction between maxillary lateral incisor agenesis and gender was not significant. Patients with congenitally missing lateral incisors have narrower teeth than patients without any dental anomalies, except for maxillary first molars. A higher prevalence of microdontic contralateral incisors was found in patients with unilateral agenesis with respect to the control group.

  15. Efficacy and tolerability of DHEP-heparin plaster in reducing pain in mild-to-moderate muscle contusions: a double-blind, randomized trial.

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    Hoffmann, Peter; Kopačka, Pavel; Gugliotta, Barbara; Rovati, Stefano

    2012-08-01

    To investigate if the 180-mg diclofenac epolamine and heparin sodium 5600 IU medicated plaster (DHEP-heparin) is more effective for pain reduction in mild-to-moderate contusions than the reference diclofenac epolamine 180 mg plaster (DHEP). This multicenter, multinational, prospective, double-blind versus reference comparator and versus placebo, controlled trial had balanced random assignment in three parallel treatment groups. The DHEP-heparin medicated plaster was compared to the DHEP medicated plaster and a placebo medicated plaster. A total of 331 outpatients, aged ≥18 and ≤65 years, with unilateral mild-to-moderate muscle contusion, pain on standardized movement of ≥50 mm, and superficial hematoma of ≤10 × 14 cm(2) completed the study. Plasters were applied each morning, for ≥20 hours daily for 14 consecutive days. Outcomes were assessed in three visits, over 14 days, plus patients' daily self-assessment. 05DCz/FHp11 - Eudra CT n: 2005-003829-31 Primary efficacy endpoint was mean change from baseline in pain on movement after 3 days of treatment, compared between groups. Secondary efficacy endpoints included mean daily change from baseline in pain on movement during treatment, pain level as assessed at control visits after 7 and 14 days, time (days) to hematoma disappearance based on patients' daily evaluations, rescue medication use, and overall treatment efficacy as judged by both patients and investigators. Pain progressively declined in all groups, more rapidly in DHEP-heparin recipients, compared to DHEP, and in both active treatment groups compared to placebo. Adverse events were recorded in 24 of the 355 (6.7%) exposed patients, and generally resolved without need to interrupt treatment. The DHEP-heparin plaster is superior to the reference DHEP plaster in reducing pain associated with mild-to-moderate muscle contusion. Both active treatments were significantly more effective than placebo, and each showed a comparably favorable

  16. Efficacy and Safety of Shaoling Plaster in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis with the Insufficiency of Liver and Kidney,the Syndrome of Static Blood Blocking Collaterals:A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, and Randomized Study%芍灵消增贴治疗骨性关节炎(肝肾不足、瘀血阻络证)的疗效及安全性评价

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    王文岳; 谢利民; 张跃; 胡镜清; 吕发明; 李洪久; 昝强; 孙庆; 谷福顺

    2013-01-01

    目的:评价芍灵消增贴治疗骨性关节炎(肝肾不足、瘀血阻络证)疗效及安全性.方法:采用随机双盲多中心安慰剂平行对照的研究方法.共入组患者480例,芍灵消增贴组360例,安慰剂组120例,疗程1周.以LequesneMG指数和疼痛评分(Visual Analog Scales,VAS)作为疗效评价指标.结果:基于LequesneMG指数评估,芍灵消增贴组总有效率67.5%,安慰剂组28%(P<0.05);芍灵消增贴组及安慰剂组LequesneMG指数总评分由疗前13.28±4.44和12.94±4.78分别下降至疗后7.90±3.97和9.86±4.29(P<0.05);芍灵消增贴组及安慰剂组VAS疼痛评分由疗前6.48±1.406.15±1.60分别下降至疗后4.09±1.70和4.71±1.70 (P<0.05);不良反应发生率芍灵消增贴组5%,安慰剂组4.2%,差异无统计学意义.结论:芍灵消增贴治疗骨性关节炎安全有效.%Objective:To evaluate the curative effect and safety of Shaoling plaster in osteoarthritis with the insufficiency of liver and kidney,the syndrome of static blood blocking collaterals.Methods:A double-blind,placebo-controlled,and randomized study were used,and a total of 480 osteoarthritis cases enrolled in the treatment for 1 week.The subjects were treated by Shaoling plaster (n=360) or placebo plaster (n=120),and the efficacy was evaluated by Lequesne MG Index and Visual Analog Scales (VAS).Results:The total effective rate of Shaoling plaster group was higher than placebo group (67.5% vs.28%,P<0.05).Lequesne MG scores of Shaoling plaster group decreased from (13.28±4.44) to (7.90±3.97),while the placebo group from (12.94±4.78) to (9.86±4.29) (P<0.05) ; VAS scores of Shaoling plaster group decreased from (6.48±1.40) to (4.09±1.70),while the placebo group from (6.15±1.60) to (4.71±1.70) (P<0.05).The adverse-event rate was not different significantly between Shaoling plaster group and placebo group (5% vs.4.2%).Conclusion:Shaoling plaster is effective and safe in the treatment of osteoarthritis

  17. Treatment options for subjective tinnitus: Self reports from a sample of general practitioners and ENT physicians within Europe and the USA

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tinnitus affects about 10-15% of the general population and risks for developing tinnitus are rising through increased exposure to leisure noise through listening to personal music players at high volume. The disorder has a considerable heterogeneity and so no single mechanism is likely to explain the presence of tinnitus in all those affected. As such there is no standardized management pathway nor singly effective treatment for the condition. Choice of clinical intervention is a multi-factorial decision based on many factors, including assessment of patient needs and the healthcare context. The present research surveyed clinicians working in six Westernized countries with the aims: a to establish the range of referral pathways, b to evaluate the typical treatment options for categories of subjective tinnitus defined as acute or chronic, and c to seek clinical opinion about levels of satisfaction with current standards of practice. Methods A structured online questionnaire was conducted with 712 physicians who reported seeing at least one tinnitus patients in the previous three months. They were 370 general practitioners (GPs and 365 ear-nose-throat specialists (ENTs from the US, Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain. Results Our international comparison of health systems for tinnitus revealed that although the characteristics of tinnitus appeared broadly similar across countries, the patient's experience of clinical services differed widely. GPs and ENTs were always involved in referral and management to some degree, but multi-disciplinary teams engaged either neurology (Germany, Italy and Spain or audiology (UK and US professionals. For acute subjective tinnitus, pharmacological prescriptions were common, while audiological and psychological approaches were more typical for chronic subjective tinnitus; with several specific treatment options being highly country specific. All therapy options were associated with low levels

  18. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

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    Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010

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    The text samples presented in this document primarily serve to exemplify the level of complexity and quality that the Standards require all students in a given grade band to engage with. Additionally, they are suggestive of the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards. The choices should serve as…

  19. A Literature Review of the Acupoint Plaster Therapy for Asthma in Summer

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    Kai Wang; Ya-Jun Du; Zeng-Tao Sun; Xiao-Juan Li; En-Shun Liu

    2016-01-01

    #摘要“冬病夏治”是对于冬季气候寒冷时好发的一些疾病,在夏季气温高时,给予温补阳气的综合治疗方法,属于中医时令医疗范畴。冬病夏治的理论源于《内经·素问》“天人合一”“春夏养阳”理论,孙思邈《备急千金要方》提出三伏时节内服药物治疗冬季好发疾病,《太平圣惠方》提出三伏天外治治疗冬季发作疾病。《本草纲目》提出根据季节选取治疗疾病的药物。《张氏医通·诸气门下喘》明确提出哮喘病冬病夏治三伏贴的代表方剂冷哮方。本研究则通过现代文献分析针对其组方配伍、作用机制等方面进一步深入研究。%Treating winter diseases in summer is characterized by warming Yang, which is recuperating in the summer, to treat some chronic diseases commonly seen in winter. This treatment belongs to the chronomedicine of TCM. This theory originates from Plain Questions, which puts forward the theory of the harmony of the human body and nature as well as the theory of maintaining Yang in spring and summer. In addition, Beiji Qianjin Yaofang puts forward the theory of treating winter diseases by taking oral medicine during dog days;Taiping Shenghui Fang puts forward the theory of treating winter diseases by using external medicine during dog days;choosing medicine according to season is proposed in Compendium of Materia Medica and Zhangshi Yitong puts forward using acupoint plaster therapy for treating asthma in midsummer. Based on meta-analysis reviews, current research has been focused on the mechanism, composition, and compatibility of the prescription.

  20. Effects of Panax ginseng-containing herbal plasters on compressed intervertebral discs in an in vivo rat tail model

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    Chow Daniel H K

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tienchi (Panax notoginseng has been used in conservative treatments for back pain as a major ingredient of many herbal medicines. This study aims to investigate the effects of a herbal medicine containing tienchi on compressed intervertebral discs in rats. Methods Using an in vivo rat tail model, intervertebral disc compression was simulated in the caudal 8–9 discs of 25 rats by continuous static compression (11 N for 2 weeks. An herbal medicine plaster (in which the major ingredient was tienchi was externally applied to the compressed disc (n=9 for three weeks, and held in place by an adhesive bandage, in animals in the Chinese Medicine (CM group. The effect of the bandage was evaluated in a separate placebo group (n=9, while no intervention with unrestricted motion was provided to rats in an additional control group (n=7. Disc structural properties were quantified by in vivo disc height measurement and in vitro morphological analysis. Results Disc height decreased after the application of compression (P P = 0.006 and placebo (P = 0.003 groups, but was maintained in the CM group (P = 0.494. No obvious differences in disc morphology were observed among the three groups (P = 0.896. Conclusion The tienchi-containing herbal plaster had no significant effect on the morphology of compressed discs, but maintained disc height in rats.

  1. EXPERIENCE OF USING THE MONTE-CARLO METHOD IN DETERMINING OPTIMAL PLASTER COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED STRENGTH PROPERTIES

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    Khrystyna Moskalova

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    Full Text Available Considering that modern building materials impose increasing performance requirements, it is necessary to expand the range of building materials and improve their multicomponent composition. The effects of polymer and porous components (expanded perlite sand and carbonate filler – limestone-shell rock in cement-lime light plaster on the physico-mechanical properties of the mixtures under equal workability conditions of mixtures are analyzed based on experimental-statistical modeling. The results of the physico-mechanical and operational experiments confirm the rationality of using porous fillers and additives to improve certain specific properties of the final product. The so-called Monte-Carlo method is implemented for determining an optimal composition of multicomponent cement-lime light plaster, based on multivariate statistical modeling and iterative random scanning of property fields. According to the results of the computational experiment, a composition that reduces the number of expensive mixture components and improves the physical and mechanical characteristics of the resulting composition is selected.

  2. A prospective study of a modified pin-in-plaster technique for treatment of fractures of the distal radius.

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    Mirghasemi, S A; Rashidinia, S; Sadeghi, M S; Talebizadeh, M; Rahimi, N

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    There are various pin-in-plaster methods for treating fractures of the distal radius. The purpose of this study is to introduce a modified technique of 'pin in plaster'. Fifty-four patients with fractures of the distal radius were followed for one year post-operatively. Patients were excluded if they had type B fractures according to AO classification, multiple injuries or pathological fractures, and were treated more than seven days after injury. Range of movement and functional results were evaluated at three and six months and one and two years post-operatively. Radiographic parameters including radial inclination, tilt, and height, were measured pre- and post-operatively. The average radial tilt was 10.6° of volar flexion and radial height was 10.2 mm at the sixth month post-operatively. Three cases of pin tract infection were recorded, all of which were treated successfully with oral antibiotics. There were no cases of pin loosening. A total of 73 patients underwent surgery, and three cases of radial nerve irritation were recorded at the time of cast removal. All radial nerve palsies resolved at the six-month follow-up. There were no cases of median nerve compression or carpal tunnel syndrome, and no cases of tendon injury. Our modified technique is effective to restore anatomic congruity and maintain reduction in fractures of the distal radius. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res 2015;4:176-180. ©2015 Mirghasemi et al.

  3. Location of quarries of magnesian lime used as raw material of Roman plasters in western Lombardy (Italy

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    Roberto Bugini

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    Full Text Available Lime as building material was widely diffused in Roman architecture of western Lombardy. The presence of magnesite (magnesium carbonate was detected in painted plasters coming from roman sites of Milano: magnesite indicates the use of dolomite to make the lime. Dolomite rocks widely outcrop in the Lombard Prealps: light grey dolomites and dolomitic limestones (Dolomia del Salvatore, Ladinian-Anisian; grey dolomites, sometimes with cyclothemes (Dolomia Principale, Norian. There is no evidence of Roman lime quarries or kilns in this area; the Romans probably exploited the same dolomite outcrops, located along the eastern shore of lake Maggiore, where lime was produced from the Middle Ages onwards. The glacio-fluvial deposits of the middle course of the river Adda (cobbles, pebbles of siliceous limestone together with limestone and dolomite outcropping in the river basin were another medieval and modern source of raw material, mainly to make a moderately hydraulic lime (called “calce forte”, but this kind of lime is lacking in Roman plasters.

  4. Comparison of measurements between intraoral scanned digital model and plaster model%口内扫描数字化模型与硅橡胶制取石膏模型测量的对比研究

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    李晶; 王硕; 张达; 周彦恒

    2013-01-01

    Objective The purposc of this study was to evaluate the linear measurements difference between 3-dimensional digital models obtained with an intraoral scanner (Trios,3Shape,Denmark) and those on the corresponding plaster models.Methods Intraoral scan,and polyvinyl silicone impression were made and poured with type IV dental stone for each of 30 subjects.Three-dimensional images were obtained on this scanner and analyzed by using the Rapidform 2006 (Inustechnology,Korea)The scanning time was registrated by the scanner simultaneously.Toothwidth,arch width,arch length,curve of Spee measurements on the intraoral scanned model were compared with those on the corresponding plaster models measured with a digital caliper directly.Paired t tests were used to evaluate measurement differences between the two kinds of models.Independent t tests were used to evaluate differences of scanning time and crowding between upper and lower jaw.The interclass correlation(ICC) was calculated to evaluate the rcproducibility of the intraoral scanned models.Results No statistically significant differences were found between the measurements made directly on the dental casts and on intraoral scanned models.scan time within the upper jaw (411.9+162.2) s is greater than the lower jaw (290.8-+-94.9) s,(P<0.001).The interclass correlations were high.Conclusions No significant difference was found for the linear measurements between intraoral scanned digital model and plaster model,and the intraoral scanned model is expected to replace plaster model in the future.%目的 研究应用口内扫描仪采集数字化牙颌模型与硅橡胶石膏模型测量之间的差异性.方法 选择口腔正畸科门诊初诊患者共30例,分别制取上下颌硅橡胶印模并灌制成超硬石膏模型;并用口内扫描仪(Trios,3Shape,丹麦)获取数字化模型并记录上下颌口内扫描时间.对口内数字化模型和石膏模型的牙齿宽度,牙弓长度、宽度,Spee's曲度进行测量,应

  5. Effect of a gas on the ejection of particles from the free surface of a sample subjected to a shock wave with various intensities

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    Ogorodnikov, V. A.; Mikhailov, A. L.; Sasik, V. S.; Erunov, S. V.; Syrunin, M. A.; Fedorov, A. V.; Nevmerzhitskii, N. V.; Kulakov, E. V.; Kleshchevnikov, O. A.; Antipov, M. V.; Yurtov, I. V.; Rudnev, A. V.; Chapaev, A. V.; Pupkov, A. S.; Sen'kovskii, E. D.; Sotskov, E. A.; Glushikhin, V. V.; Kalashnik, I. A.; Finyushin, S. A.; Chudakov, E. A.; Kalashnikov, D. A.

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    In view of the possible effect of contamination of a plasma by metal particles on the operation of a number of facilities or on the detection of the motion of liners by Doppler methods, a particular attention has been recently focused on the problem of the ejection of particles from the shock-loaded free surface of a sample or on the "dusting" problem. Most information concerns the dusting source associated with the roughness of the surface, manufacturing technology, and the defectiveness and aging of a material. Factors affecting this process such as the profile and amplitude of the pressure on the front of the shock wave arriving at the free surface of the sample, the presence of the gas in front of the free surface, and the pressure in this gas are less studied.

  6. Modeling the Relationships Among Late-Life Body Mass Index, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease Neuropathology in an Autopsy Sample of 1,421 Subjects from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Data Set.

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    Alosco, Michael L; Duskin, Jonathan; Besser, Lilah M; Martin, Brett; Chaisson, Christine E; Gunstad, John; Kowall, Neil W; McKee, Ann C; Stern, Robert A; Tripodis, Yorghos

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    The relationship between late-life body mass index (BMI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) is poorly understood due to the lack of research in samples with autopsy-confirmed AD neuropathology (ADNP). The role of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in the interplay between late-life BMI and ADNP is unclear. We conducted a retrospective longitudinal investigation and used joint modeling of linear mixed effects to investigate causal relationships among repeated antemortem BMI measurements, CVD (quantified neuropathologically), and ADNP in an autopsy sample of subjects across the AD clinical continuum. The sample included 1,421 subjects from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center's Uniform Data Set and Neuropathology Data Set with diagnoses of normal cognition (NC; n = 234), mild cognitive impairment (MCI; n = 201), or AD dementia (n = 986). ADNP was defined as moderate to frequent neuritic plaques and Braak stageIII-VI. Ischemic Injury Scale (IIS) operationalized CVD. Joint modeling examined relationships among BMI, IIS, and ADNP in the overall sample and stratified by initial visit Clinical Dementia Rating score. Subject-specific random intercept for BMI was the predictor for ADNP due to minimal BMI change (p = 0.3028). Analyses controlling for demographic variables and APOE ɛ4 showed lower late-life BMI predicted increased odds of ADNP in the overall sample (p < 0.001), and in subjects with CDR of 0 (p = 0.0021) and 0.5 (p = 0.0012), but not ≥1.0 (p = 0.2012). Although higher IIS predicted greater odds of ADNP (p < 0.0001), BMI did not predict IIS (p = 0.2814). The current findings confirm lower late-life BMI confers increased odds for ADNP. Lower late-life BMI may be a preclinical indicator of underlying ADNP.

  7. Evaluation of objective and subjective indicators of death in a period of one year in a sample of prevalent patients under regular hemodialysis

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background To identify objective and subjective indicators of death in prevalent hemodialysis (HD patients in a follow-up study of 12 months. Methods The study included end-stage renal disease patients undergoing HD and analyzed demographic and laboratory data from the dialysis unit's records. Baseline data concerning socioeconomic status, comorbidity, quality of life level, coping style and depression were also assessed. For variables that differed in the comparison between survivors and non-survivors, Cox proportional hazards for death were calculated. Results The mortality rate was 13.0%. Non-survivors differed in age, comorbidity, inclusion on the transplant waiting list and physical functioning score. The hazard ratios of death were 8.958 (2.843-28.223; p p = 0.007 for not being on the transplant waiting list, 1.038 (1.012-1.066; p = 0.005 for age, and 0.980 (0.964-0.996; p = 0.014 for physical functioning. Conclusions Comorbidity, not being on the transplant waiting list, age and physical functioning, which reflects physical status, must be seen as risk indicators of death among patients undergoing HD.

  8. Intra-arch dimensional measurement validity of laser-scanned digital dental models compared with the original plaster models: a systematic review.

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    De Luca Canto, G; Pachêco-Pereira, C; Lagravere, M O; Flores-Mir, C; Major, P W

    2015-05-01

    A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the validity of intra-arch dimensional measurements made from laser-scanned digital dental models in comparison with measurements directly obtained from the original plaster casts (gold standard). Finally included articles were only those reporting studies that compared measurements from digital models produced from laser scanning against their plaster models. Measurements from the original plaster models should have been made using a manual or digital caliper (gold standard). Articles that used scans from impressions or digital photographs were discarded. Detailed individual search strategies for Cochrane, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PubMed, and LILACS were developed. The references cited in the selected articles were also checked for any references that could have been missed in the electronic database searches. A partial gray literature search was undertaken using Google Scholar. The methodology of selected studies was evaluated using the 14-item quality assessment tool for diagnostic accuracy studies (QUADAS). Only 16 studies were finally included for the qualitative/quantitative synthesis. The selected studies consistently agree that the validity of measurements obtained after using a laser scanner from plaster models is similar to direct measurements. Any stated differences would be unlikely clinically relevant. There is consistent scientific evidence to support the validity of measurements from digital dental models in comparison with intra-arch dimensional measurements directly obtained from them. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. Outcome predictors for treatment success with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in low back pain with neuropathic components and neuropathic pain after surgical and nonsurgical trauma

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    Nicolaou, Andrew; Nicholson, Bruce; Hans, Guy; Brasseur, Louis

    2011-01-01

    Five percent lidocaine medicated plaster has been proven efficacious for the symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain in diverse pain conditions which might be attributed to a common localized symptomatology in these indications, possibly with common predictors of treatment success. To discuss potential symptoms and other factors predicting response to treatment with lidocaine plaster for the indications of low back pain with neuropathic components and neuropathic pain after surgical and nonsurgical trauma, 44 pain specialists from 17 countries attended a two-day conference meeting in December 2009. Discussions were based on the retrospective analysis of case reports (sent in by participants in the four weeks prior to the meeting) and the practical experience of the participants. The results indicate some predictors for success with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster for the two indications. Localized pain, hyperalgesia and/or allodynia, and other positive sensory symptoms, such as dysesthesia, were considered positive predictors, whereas widespread pain and negative sensory symptoms were regarded as negative predictors. Paresthesia, diagnosis, and site of pain were considered to be of no predictive value. Common symptomatology with other neurologic pathologies suggests that treatment of localized neuropathic pain symptoms with the plaster can be considered across different neuropathic pain indications. PMID:21386952

  10. Accuracy of Bolton analysis measured in laser scanned digital models compared with plaster models (gold standard) and cone-beam computer tomography images.

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    Kim, Jooseong; Lagravére, Manuel O

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of Bolton analysis obtained from digital models scanned with the Ortho Insight three-dimensional (3D) laser scanner system to those obtained from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and traditional plaster models. CBCT scans and plaster models were obtained from 50 patients. Plaster models were scanned using the Ortho Insight 3D laser scanner; Bolton ratios were calculated with its software. CBCT scans were imported and analyzed using AVIZO software. Plaster models were measured with a digital caliper. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Anterior and overall Bolton ratios obtained by the three different modalities exhibited excellent agreement (> 0.970). The mean differences between the scanned digital models and physical models and between the CBCT images and scanned digital models for overall Bolton ratios were 0.41 ± 0.305% and 0.45 ± 0.456%, respectively; for anterior Bolton ratios, 0.59 ± 0.520% and 1.01 ± 0.780%, respectively. ICC results showed that intraexaminer error reliability was generally excellent (> 0.858 for all three diagnostic modalities), with < 1.45% discrepancy in the Bolton analysis. Laser scanned digital models are highly accurate compared to physical models and CBCT scans for assessing the spatial relationships of dental arches for orthodontic diagnosis.

  11. Characterization of renal biomarkers for use in clinical trials: effect of preanalytical processing and qualification using samples from subjects with diabetes

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available David A Brott,1 Stephen T Furlong,1 Scott H Adler,1 James W Hainer,2 Ramin B Arani,2 Mark Pinches,3 Peter Rossing,4–6 Nish Chaturvedi7 On behalf of the DIRECT Programme Steering Committee1Enabling Safety Sciences, 2AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE, USA; 3Drug Safety and Metabolism, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Alderley Park, UK; 4Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark; 5Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 6University of Copenhagen, Denmark; 7Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University College London, London, UK Background: Identifying the potential for drug-induced kidney injury is essential for the successful research and development of new drugs. Newer and more sensitive preclinical drug-induced kidney injury biomarkers are now qualified for use in rat toxicology studies, but biomarkers for clinical studies are still undergoing qualification. The current studies investigated biomarkers in healthy volunteer (HV urine samples with and without the addition of stabilizer as well as in urine from patients with normoalbuminuric diabetes mellitus (P-DM.Methods: Urine samples from 20 male HV with stabilizer, 69 male HV without stabilizer, and 95 male DM without stabilizer (39 type 1 and 56 type 2 were analyzed for the following biomarkers using multiplex assays: α-1-microglobulin (A1M, β-2-microglobulin, calbindin, clusterin, connective tissue growth factor (CTGF, creatinine, cystatin-C, glutathione s-transferase α (GSTα, kidney injury marker-1 (KIM-1, microalbumin, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, osteopontin, Tamm–Horsfall urinary glycoprotein (THP, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1, trefoil factor 3 (TFF3, and vascular endothelial growth factor.Results: CTGF and GSTα assays on nonstabilized urine were deemed nonoptimal (>50% of values below assay lower limits of quantification. “Expected values” were determined for HV with stabilizer, HV without stabilizer, and P-DM without stabilizer. There was a

  12. Influence of tooth dimension on the initial mobility based on plaster casts and X-ray images : A numerical study.

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    Hartmann, Martin; Dirk, Cornelius; Reimann, Susanne; Keilig, Ludger; Konermann, Anna; Jäger, Andreas; Bourauel, Christoph

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    The goal was to determine the influence of different geometric parameters of the tooth on the initial tooth mobility and the position of the center of resistance employing numerical models based on scaled X-ray images and plaster casts. The dimensions of tooth 21 were measured in 21 patients, using radiographs and dental casts. Length and mesiodistal width of the tooth were obtained from the X-ray image and the orovestibular diameter from the plaster cast. Finite element models were generated. Cortical and cancellous bone and the periodontal ligament were simulated to create realistic models. Root length (11-17 mm), mesiodistal width (6-10 mm) and orovestibular thickness (7-9 mm) were varied in 1-mm steps to generate 105 models. In the simulation, each model was loaded with a force of 10 N in vestibulopalatinal direction and with a torque of 10 Nmm to determine tooth displacements and center of resistance. Initial tooth displacement and thus mobility increased with decreasing total root surface. The shortest, slimmest and thinnest tooth showed a total deflection of 0.14 mm at the incisal edge, while the longest, widest and thickest tooth showed a total deflection of 0.10 mm. Changes in mesiodistal width had the greatest influence on initial tooth mobility and changes in orovestibular thickness the least. The teeth's center of resistance was positioned between 37 and 43% of the root length measured from the cervical margin of the alveolar bone. The center of resistance of the longest dental root investigated was located around 6% more cervically compared to the one of the shortest dental root. The influence of root width and thickness on the position of the center of resistance was significantly lower than root length. Geometric parameters significantly impact initial tooth mobility and position of the center of resistance. Thus, tooth dimensions should be considered in orthodontic treatment planning. Dental radiographs represent a sufficient validation tool

  13. Building a diagnostic algorithm on localized neuropathic pain (LNP and targeted topical treatment: focus on 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster

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    Full Text Available Roberto Casale,1,2 Consalvo Mattia31Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Foundation “Salvatore Maugeri”, Research and Care Institute, IRCCS, Pavia, Italy; 2EFIC Montescano Pain School, Montescano, Italy; 3Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences, Section of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Sapienza University of Rome, ItalyAbstract: Within the broad definition of neuropathic pain, the refinement of clinical diagnostic procedures has led to the introduction of the concept of localized neuropathic pain (LNP. It is characterized by consistent and circumscribed area(s of maximum pain, which are associated with negative or positive sensory signs and/or spontaneous symptoms typical of neuropathic pain. This description outlines the clinical features (currently lacking in guidelines and treatment recommendations in patients for whom topical targeted treatment with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster is suggested as first-line therapy. Few epidemiologic data are present in the literature but it is generally estimated that about 60% of neuropathic pain conditions are localized, and therefore identifiable as LNP. A mandatory clinical criterion for the diagnosis of LNP is that signs and symptoms must be present in a clearly identified and defined area(s. Cartographic recordings can help to define each area and to assess variations. The diagnosis of LNP relies on careful neurological examination more than on pain questionnaires, but it is recognized that they can be extremely useful for recording the symptom profiles and establishing a more targeted treatment. The most widely studied frequent/relevant clinical presentations of LNP are postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, and neuropathic postoperative pain. They successfully respond to treatment with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster with equal if not better pain control but with fewer side effects versus conventional systemic

  14. Effect of Polyester and Plaster of Paris Casts on Determination of Volumetric Bone Mineral Density Assessed by Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT).

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    Bullen, Michael; Blanchard, Romane; Rodda, Christine; Pivonka, Peter

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    Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) is a non-invasive, low-radiation tool for measuring volumetric bone mineral density. It has potential for use in fracture healing applications; however, the unknown attenuation effects of cast material on peripheral quantitative computed tomography have contributed to its limited use in this area. The effect of two common cast materials, polyester and Plaster of Paris was investigated by performing both in vitro and in vivo studies. The in vitro study tested the effect of increasing layers of cast material on bone density measurements performed on a hydroxyapatite phantom. Cast thickness was directly associated with a reduction in bone mineral density, with twelve layers of polyester and Plaster of Paris resulting in a 0.55 and 2.21 % decrease in bone density measurements. Precision error in situ with polyester cast material was 0.71 %, and 2.31 % with Plaster of Paris cast material. The in vivo study comprised a prospective trial with 28 healthy adult participants to evaluate the effect of the two cast materials. Trabecular bone mineral density was increased by 0.5 % in the presence of a polyester cast and decreased by 4.22 % in the presence of a Plaster of Paris cast. Cortical bone mineral density was decreased by 3.46 and 5.54 % for polyester and Plaster of Paris, respectively. This study quantified the effects of orthopaedic casts on pQCT-derived bone parameters. The results suggest applicability of commonly utilised cast materials in combination with pQCT to assess fracture healing.

  15. Golden plaster for pain therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis: study protocol for a multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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    Liu, Jin-Tao; Tang, De-Zhi; Li, Xiao-Feng; Zhang, Zhi-Gang; Ji, Wan-Bo; Tao, Shuai; Wang, Yong-Jun; Jiang, Hong

    2013-11-13

    Osteoarthritis is a relatively common musculoskeletal disorder that increases in prevalence with age. Worldwide, knee osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability, particularly in the elderly. In numerous trials of agents for long-term pain therapy, no well-established and replicable results have been achieved. Complementary and alternative medical approaches have been employed for thousands of years to relieve knee osteoarthritis pain. Among herbal medicines, the golden plaster is the preferred and most commonlyused method in China to reduce pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, as it causes few adverse effects. The purpose of this study will be to evaluate the efficacy and safety of golden plaster on pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis. This study will be a multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. A total of 320 participants aged 45 to 79 years with knee osteoarthritis, whose scores on a visual analog scale (VAS) are more than 20 mm,will be randomly allocated into a treatment group and a control group. A golden plaster will be administered externally to participants in the treatment group for 2 weeks, while the control group will receive a placebo plaster externally for 2 weeks. Follow-up will be at regular intervals during a 4-week period with a VAS score for pain, quality of life, and complications. This study will be a methodologically sound randomized controlled trial to assess pain relief after the intervention of golden plaster, compared to a placebo intervention in patients with knee osteoarthritis. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: ChiCTR-TRC-13003418.

  16. The 5% Lidocaine-Medicated Plaster: Its Inclusion in International Treatment Guidelines for Treating Localized Neuropathic Pain, and Clinical Evidence Supporting its Use.

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    Baron, Ralf; Allegri, Massimo; Correa-Illanes, Gerardo; Hans, Guy; Serpell, Michael; Mick, Gerard; Mayoral, Victor

    2016-12-01

    When peripheral neuropathic pain affects a specific, clearly demarcated area of the body, it may be described as localized neuropathic pain (LNP). Examples include postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic neuropathy, as well as post-surgical and post-traumatic pain. These conditions may respond to topical treatment, i.e., pharmaceutical agents acting locally on the peripheral nervous system, and the topical route offers advantages over systemic administration. Notably, only a small fraction of the dose reaches the systemic circulation, thereby reducing the risk of systemic adverse effects, drug-drug interactions and overdose. From the patient's perspective, the analgesic agent is easily applied to the most painful area(s). The 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster has been used for several years to treat LNP and is registered in approximately 50 countries. Many clinical guidelines recommend this treatment modality as a first-line option for treating LNP, particularly in frail and/or elderly patients and those receiving multiple medications, because the benefit-to-risk ratios are far better than those of systemic analgesics. However, some guidelines make only a weak recommendation for its use. This paper considers the positioning of the 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster in international treatment guidelines and how they may be influenced by the specific criteria used in developing them, such as the methodology employed by randomized, placebo-controlled trials. It then examines the body of evidence supporting use of the plaster in some prevalent LNP conditions. Common themes that emerge from clinical studies are: (1) the excellent tolerability and safety of the plaster, which can increase patients' adherence to treatment, (2) continued efficacy over long-term treatment, and (3) significant reduction in the size of the painful area. On this basis, it is felt that the 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster should be more strongly recommended for treating LNP, either as one component

  17. 微波消毒口腔石膏模型的实验研究%EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON MICROWAVE DISINFECTION OF CLINICAL PLASTER MODEL

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    郝玉梅; 肖瑞森; 张莹; 韩泽民

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate of microwave disinfection effect for clinical plaster model. Methods Bacterial quantitative detection and fluorescence quantitative gene amplification technology were used to evaluate the disinfection efficacy of microwave irradiation for plaster model. Results The output power of microwave oven irradiation was 120W. After exposed for 5 min, Bacillus subtilis spores contaminated on the plaster model can be completely killed, and Hepatitis B virus DNA contamination in dental plaster model can be completely inactivated. Conclusion The common household microwave oven in full power conditions irradiate for 5 min, can effectively kill bacteria and virus polluted on the oral cavity plaster model.%目的 评价微波消毒法对口腔石膏模型的消毒效果.方法 用细菌定量检测和基因扩增荧光定量技术,对微波照射消毒口腔石膏模型的效果进行了观察.结果 用输出功率120 W微波炉对染菌口腔石膏模型进行照射消毒.照射5 min,可完全杀灭污染在口腔石膏模型上的枯草芽孢杆菌,并可完全灭活污染在口腔石膏模型上的乙型肝炎病毒DNA.结论 普通家用微波炉在满功率条件下照射5min,可有效杀灭污染在口腔石膏模型上的细菌和病毒.

  18. Profile of subjective quality of life and its correlates in a nation-wide sample of high school students in an Arab setting using the WHOQOL-Bref

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    Ohaeri Jude U

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The upsurge of interest in the quality of life (QOL of children is in line with the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, which stressed the child's right to adequate circumstances for physical, mental, and social development. The study's objectives were to: (i highlight how satisfied Kuwaiti high school students were with life circumstances as in the WHOQOL-Bref; (ii assess the prevalence of at risk status for impaired QOL and establish the QOL domain normative values; and (iii examine the relationship of QOL with personal, parental, and socio-environmental factors. Method A nation-wide sample of students in senior classes in government high schools (N = 4467, 48.6% boys; aged 14-23 years completed questionnaires that included the WHOQOL-Bref. Results Using Cummins' norm of 70% - 80%, we found that, as a group, they barely achieved the well-being threshold score for physical health (70%, social relations (72.8%, environment (70.8% and general facet (70.2%, but not for psychological health (61.9%. These scores were lower than those reported from other countries. Using the recommended cut-off of SD of population mean, the prevalence of at risk status for impaired QOL was 12.9% - 18.8% (population age-adjusted: 15.9% - 21.1%. In all domains, boys had significantly higher QOL than girls, mediated by anxiety/depression; while the younger ones had significantly higher QOL (p Conclusion Poorer QOL seemed to reflect a circumstance of social disadvantage and poor psychosocial well-being in which girls fared worse than boys. The findings indicate that programs that address parental harmony and school programs that promote study-friendly atmospheres could help to improve psychosocial well-being. The application of QOL as a school population health measure may facilitate risk assessment and the tracking of health status.

  19. Genome-wide association study of lifetime cannabis use based on a large meta-analytic sample of 32 330 subjects from the International Cannabis Consortium

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    Stringer, S; Minică, C C; Verweij, K J H; Mbarek, H; Bernard, M; Derringer, J; van Eijk, K R; Isen, J D; Loukola, A; Maciejewski, D F; Mihailov, E; van der Most, P J; Sánchez-Mora, C; Roos, L; Sherva, R; Walters, R; Ware, J J; Abdellaoui, A; Bigdeli, T B; Branje, S J T; Brown, S A; Bruinenberg, M; Casas, M; Esko, T; Garcia-Martinez, I; Gordon, S D; Harris, J M; Hartman, C A; Henders, A K; Heath, A C; Hickie, I B; Hickman, M; Hopfer, C J; Hottenga, J J; Huizink, A C; Irons, D E; Kahn, R S; Korhonen, T; Kranzler, H R; Krauter, K; van Lier, P A C; Lubke, G H; Madden, P A F; Mägi, R; McGue, M K; Medland, S E; Meeus, W H J; Miller, M B; Montgomery, G W; Nivard, M G; Nolte, I M; Oldehinkel, A J; Pausova, Z; Qaiser, B; Quaye, L; Ramos-Quiroga, J A; Richarte, V; Rose, R J; Shin, J; Stallings, M C; Stiby, A I; Wall, T L; Wright, M J; Koot, H M; Paus, T; Hewitt, J K; Ribasés, M; Kaprio, J; Boks, M P; Snieder, H; Spector, T; Munafò, M R; Metspalu, A; Gelernter, J; Boomsma, D I; Iacono, W G; Martin, N G; Gillespie, N A; Derks, E M; Vink, J M

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    Cannabis is the most widely produced and consumed illicit psychoactive substance worldwide. Occasional cannabis use can progress to frequent use, abuse and dependence with all known adverse physical, psychological and social consequences. Individual differences in cannabis initiation are heritable (40–48%). The International Cannabis Consortium was established with the aim to identify genetic risk variants of cannabis use. We conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association data of 13 cohorts (N=32 330) and four replication samples (N=5627). In addition, we performed a gene-based test of association, estimated single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based heritability and explored the genetic correlation between lifetime cannabis use and cigarette use using LD score regression. No individual SNPs reached genome-wide significance. Nonetheless, gene-based tests identified four genes significantly associated with lifetime cannabis use: NCAM1, CADM2, SCOC and KCNT2. Previous studies reported associations of NCAM1 with cigarette smoking and other substance use, and those of CADM2 with body mass index, processing speed and autism disorders, which are phenotypes previously reported to be associated with cannabis use. Furthermore, we showed that, combined across the genome, all common SNPs explained 13–20% (P<0.001) of the liability of lifetime cannabis use. Finally, there was a strong genetic correlation (rg=0.83; P=1.85 × 10−8) between lifetime cannabis use and lifetime cigarette smoking implying that the SNP effect sizes of the two traits are highly correlated. This is the largest meta-analysis of cannabis GWA studies to date, revealing important new insights into the genetic pathways of lifetime cannabis use. Future functional studies should explore the impact of the identified genes on the biological mechanisms of cannabis use. PMID:27023175

  20. Kinetics of oil saponification by lead salts in ancient preparations of pharmaceutical lead plasters and painting lead mediums.

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    Cotte, M; Checroun, E; Susini, J; Dumas, P; Tchoreloff, P; Besnard, M; Walter, Ph

    2006-12-15

    Lead soaps can be found in archaeological cosmetics as well as in oil paintings, as product of interactions of lead salts with oil. In this context, a better understanding of the formation of lead soaps allows a follow-up of the historical evolution of preparation recipes and provides new insights into conservation conditions. First, ancient recipes of both pharmaceutical lead plasters and painting lead mediums, mixtures of oil and lead salts, were reconstructed. The ester saponification by lead salts is determined by the preparation parameters which were quantified by FT-IR spectrometry. In particular, ATR/FT-IR spectrometer was calibrated by the standard addition method to quantitatively follow the kinetics of this reaction. The influence of different parameters such as temperature, presence of water and choice of lead salts was assessed: the saponification is clearly accelerated by water and heating. This analysis provides chemical explanations to the historical evolution of cosmetic and painting preparation recipes.

  1. Using tablet computers compared to interactive voice response to improve subject recruitment in osteoporosis pragmatic clinical trials: feasibility, satisfaction, and sample size

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    Mudano AS

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Amy S Mudano,1,2,3 Lisa C Gary,1,2,3 Ana L Oliveira,1,2,3 Mary Melton,1,2,3 Nicole C Wright,1,2,3 Jeffrey R Curtis,1,2,3 Elizabeth Delzell,1,2,3 T Michael Harrington,1,2,3 Meredith L Kilgore,1,2,3 Cora Elizabeth Lewis,1,2,3 Jasvinder A Singh,1,2,3,4 Amy H Warriner,1,2,3 Wilson D Pace,5 Kenneth G Saag1,2,31Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs, 2Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE, and 3Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS, (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA; 4Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA; 5Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USAIntroduction: Pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs provide large sample sizes and enhanced generalizability to assess therapeutic effectiveness, but efficient patient enrollment procedures are a challenge, especially for community physicians. Advances in technology may improve methods of patient recruitment and screening in PCTs. Our study looked at a tablet computer versus an integrated voice response system (IVRS for patient recruitment and screening for an osteoporosis PCT in community physician offices.Materials and methods: We recruited women ≥ 65 years of age from community physician offices to answer screening questions for a hypothetical osteoporosis active comparator PCT using a tablet computer or IVRS. We assessed the feasibility of these technologies for patient recruitment as well as for patient, physician, and office staff satisfaction with the process. We also evaluated the implications of these novel recruitment processes in determining the number of primary care practices and screened patients needed to conduct the proposed trial.Results: A total of 160 women (80% of those approached agreed to complete the osteoporosis screening questions in ten family physicians’ offices. Women using the

  2. A quantitative analysis of IRT data for the evaluation of plaster degradation at the Dome of Magdeburg (Germany)

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    Di Maio, Rosa; Maierhofer, Christiane; Mancini, Cecilia; Piegari, Ester

    2013-04-01

    Infrared Thermography (IRT) is a helpful method for the nondestructive evaluation of artworks and buildings of historical interest since it is able to provide indications about most of degradation sources, such as alteration of material consistency, formation of microcracks, debondings, etc. The most used procedures for physical and geometrical characterization of the thermal anomaly sources are based on numerical models that solve the forward thermal problem, i.e. they find the solution of the Fourier differential equation, which describes the heat transfer in a medium. In this framework, we present a Finite Difference method to evaluate the conservation state of the Dome of Magdeburg (Germany). In particular, the study is focused on the analysis of the thermal images acquired on the east wing of the cloister from the 13th century, and is aimed to characterize its plaster score. The structure was heated with an infrared radiator and thermal images were acquired on both heating and cooling phase for fifteen minutes. The proposed conservative FD method allows taking into account for varying thermal conductivity, density and specific heat of defects and disrupted materials. The heat transfer problem is formulated in one and two dimensions and, therefore, it is able to characterize multi-layered structures. The investigated structure is made of three plaster layers (one lime wash layer that overlaps two lime mortar layers) and a sandstone background. Numerical simulations have shown a very good match between the experimental and theoretical curves for all the considered anomalous areas, for both 1D and 2D formulations, providing an average percentage error of the order of 10-1%. In particular, the study allowed to define thickness, depth and nature (density, thermal conductivity and specific heat) of the thermal anomaly sources, attributable to the degradation of the lime mortar layer at different depths. The application of the codes provided helpful indications for

  3. A comparison of the accuracy of polyether, polyvinyl siloxane, and plaster impressions for long-span implant-supported prostheses.

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    Hoods-Moonsammy, Vyonne J; Owen, Peter; Howes, Dale G

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the capacity of different impression materials to accurately reproduce the positions of five implant analogs on a master model by comparing the resulting cast with the stainless steel master model. The study was motivated by the knowledge that distortions can occur during impression making and the pouring of casts and that this distortion may produce inaccuracies of subsequent restorations, especially long-span castings for implant superstructures. The master model was a stainless steel model with five implant analogs. The impression materials used were impression plaster (Plastogum, Harry J Bosworth), a polyether (Impregum Penta, 3M ESPE), and two polyvinyl siloxane (PVS) materials (Aquasil Monophase and Aquasil putty with light-body wash, Dentsply). Five impressions were made with each impression material and cast in die stone under strictly controlled laboratory conditions. The positions of the implants on the master model, the impression copings, and the implant analogs in the subsequent casts were measured using a coordinate measuring machine that measures within 4 μm of accuracy. Statistical analyses indicated that distortion occurred in all of the impression materials, but inconsistently. The PVS monophase material reproduced the master model most accurately. Although there was no significant distortion between the impressions and the master model or between the impressions and their casts, there were distortions between the master model and the master casts, which highlighted the cumulative effects of the distortions. The polyether material proved to be the most reliable in terms of predictability. The impression plaster displayed cumulative distortion, and the PVS putty with light body showed the least reliability. Some of the distortions observed are of clinical significance and likely to contribute to a lack of passive fit of any superstructure. The inaccuracy of these analog materials and procedures suggested

  4. 小儿健脾贴膏质量标准研究%Quality Standard of Xiaoerjianpi Plaster

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    颜晓航; 薛玉梅

    2011-01-01

    目的 完善小儿健脾贴膏的质量标准.方法 对处方中丁香、吴茱萸、五倍子、冰片分别采用薄层色谱法和高效液相色谱法进行鉴别和含量测定研究.结果 建立了吴茱萸、五倍子、冰片3项薄层鉴别以及丁香中丁香酚的液相色谱鉴别和含量测定.薄层图谱斑点清晰,空白无干扰;丁香酚加样回收率为82.2%,RSD为2.9%(n=6).结论 薄层色谱法鉴别、高效液相色谱法含量测定专属性强,方法简便、重现性好,可较全面地控制小儿健脾贴膏的质量.%Objective To establish the quality specification of Xiaoerjianpi Plaster. Methods Flos Caryophylli, Fructus Evodiae, Galla Chinensis and Borneolum syntheticum were identified by TLC or HPLC. Eugenol in Borneolum syntheticum was determined by HPLC. Results The developed TLC spots were fairly clear, and the blank test showed no interference. The average recovery of eugenol was 82.2% , RSD was 2.9% (n = 6). Conclusion The methods are simple and special with good reproducibility, and the method can be used for quality control of Xiaoerjianpi Plaster.

  5. Cheek swabs, SNP chips, and CNVs: Assessing the quality of copy number variant calls generated with subject-collected mail-in buccal brush DNA samples on a high-density genotyping microarray

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    Erickson Stephen W

    2012-06-01

    statistically significantly different than the average correlation of 0.526 between mother-offspring dyads of blood samples (p=0.302. Conclusions We observed performance from the subject-collected mail-in buccal brush samples comparable to that of blood. These results show that such DNA samples can be used for genome-wide scans of both SNPs and CNVs, and that high rates of CNV concordance were achieved whether using a change-point-based algorithm or one based on a hidden Markov model (HMM.

  6. Expanding subjectivities

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    Lundgaard Andersen, Linda; Soldz, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    A major theme in recent psychoanalytic thinking concerns the use of therapist subjectivity, especially “countertransference,” in understanding patients. This thinking converges with and expands developments in qualitative research regarding the use of researcher subjectivity as a tool to understa...

  7. Thermal transfer and apparent-dose distributions in poorly bleached mortar samples: Results from single grains and small aliquots of quartz

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    Jain, M.; Thomsen, Kristina Jørkov; Bøtter-Jensen, L.

    2004-01-01

    and inner wall plaster from a building built in 1964. These samples are found to be both poorly bleached and weakly sensitive (only 0.3% of grains giving a detectable dose response). We study thermal transfer in single grains of quartz, investigate the grain-size dependence of bleaching in the size range 90...

  8. 三王止痛膏治疗癌性疼痛60例疗效观察%Observation on therapeutic effect of Sanwang pain alleviating plaster on cancerous pain in 60 cases

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    潘敏求; 黎月恒; 蒋益兰; 吴玉华; 苏旭春

    2002-01-01

    Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of Sanwang pain alleviating plaster on cancerous pain.Method The study was a randomized,single blinded trial.The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups,study group and control group.Control group received toad plaster.Pain level,functions time and duration of sanwang pain alleviating plaster,quality of life,peripheral blood picture,liver and kidney function,EEG,local stimulation and allergy of skin were evaluated before and after treatment.Result For the study group,total effective rate,duration,KS improvement rate were significantly raised as compared with control group.Total effective rate was different between two groups(P< 0.05) .Conclusion Sanwang pain alleviating plaster can effectively control cancerous pain and improve quality of life.

  9. Algunos aspectos del estilo de vida swinger en una muestra de sujetos en la ciudad de Medellín. Some aspects of the lifestyle swinger in a sample of subjects in the city of Medellin.

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    Monsalve Cataño, Astrid Liliana; Villa Londoño, Antonio Jose; Álvarez Posada, José Luis

    2014-01-01

     Algunos  aspectos del estilo de vida swinger en una muestra de sujetos en la ciudad de Medellín.  Some aspects of the lifestyle swinger in a sample of subjects in the city of Medellin. Resumen Este articulo presenta resultados de investigación orientada a identificar cómo vivencian las parejas con una relación estable, la actividad Swinger, indagando cuáles son sus referentes de amor, fidelidad, relación de pareja e identificando como afecta a su relación los señalamientos culturales. Se uti...

  10. In situ characterization of ancient plaster and pigments on tomb walls in Egypt using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction and fluorescence

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    Uda, M. E-mail: muda@waseda.jp

    2004-11-01

    A portable type of energy dispersive X-ray diffraction and fluorescence (ED-XRDF) spectrometer was developed, whose operation mode is completely different from that of an X-ray diffractometer commercially available. The former is operated in energy dispersive mode but the latter in angle dispersive mode. The performance of the ED-XRDF spectrometer was tested in the field, i.e. in the tomb of Amenhotep III, built in 1364 B.C. or earlier in Egypt. The crystal structure and chemical composition of ancient plaster and pigments were successfully determined in the field using the spectrometer. The same areas investigated by the ED-XRDF spectrometer were also examined with an optical microscope. The plaster is found to be composed of anhydrite, calcite and quartz. White and yellow pigments were identified as huntite and orpiment, respectively. Egyptian blue and goethite were found in the green colored parts.

  11. Reinforced plaster by means of the synergic action between concrete additives (superfluidifiers, fluidiflers and airing-plasticizers and E glass fibres

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    del Río Merino, M.

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Through the analysis of the different compounds (plaster + additives + E glass fibres we pretend to demostrate that a synergic action is present between certain concrete additives (superfluidifiers, fluidiflers, and airingplasticizers and E glass fibre, on the basis of the flection resistance of plaster matrix based compound materials.

    Mediante el análisis de diferentes compuestos (escayola + aditivos + fibras de vidrio E se pretende demostrar que existe una acción sinérgica entre ciertos aditivos del hormigón (superfluidificantes, fluidificantes y aireantes-plastificantes y los refuerzos a base de fibras de vidrio E, sobre la resistencia a flexión de los materiales compuestos de matriz principal escayola.

  12. [Combination effects of capsicum plaster at the Korean hand acupuncture points k-d2 with prophylactic antiemetic on postoperative nausea and vomiting after gynecologic laparoscopy].

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    Jung, Hyun Jung; Park, Sang Youn

    2013-04-01

    This study was done to evaluate the combination effects of capsicum plaster at the Korean hand acupuncture points K-D2 with prophylactic antiemetic on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV). An experimental research design (a randomized, a double-blinded, and a placebo-control procedure) was used. The participants were female patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopy; the control group (n=34) received intravenous prophylactic ramosetron 0.3mg, while the experimental group (n=34) had Korean Hand Therapy additionally. In the experimental group, capsicum plaster was applied at K-D2 of both 2nd and 4th fingers by means of Korean Hand Therapy for a period of 30 minutes before the induction of anesthesia and removed 8 hours after the laparoscopy. The occurrence of nausea, nausea intensity and need for rescue with antiemetic in the experimental group was significantly less than in the control group 2 hours after surgery. Results of the study show capsicum plaster at K-D2 is an effective method for reducing PONV in spite of the low occurrence of PONV because of the prophylactic antiemetic medication.

  13. Clinical Observation on Sheng's Black Plaster in the Treatment of Tendon Injury%生氏黑膏药治疗筋伤的临床观察

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    生家耀

    2012-01-01

    目的:探讨生氏黑膏药治疗筋伤的临床疗效.方法:196例筋伤患者采用生氏黑膏药(由麝香、牛黄、珍珠、三七、鹿茸、冰片、血竭、鳖甲等90味原料制成)治疗.结果:痊愈162例,好转30例,无效4例,有效率97.95%.结论:生氏黑膏药治疗筋伤的疗效显著.%Objective:To observe clinical effects of Sheng's Black Plaster on the treatment of tendon injury. Methods: 196 patients of tendon injury were treated by the Sheng's Black Plaster( composed of 90 herbs such as Musk, Bezoar,Genuine pearl, Panax notoginseng, Cornua cervi pantotrichum, Malayan camphor, Daemonorops draco, Carapax trionycis and so on). Results: After treatment, 162 cases were healed,30 were improved,4 were ineffective and the effective rate was 97. 95% . Conclusion:The Sheng's Black Plaster has significant curative effects on the treatment of tendon injury.

  14. Use of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster to treat localized neuropathic pain secondary to traumatic injury of peripheral nerves

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Gerardo Correa-Illanes,1 Ricardo Roa,2 José Luis Piñeros,2 Wilfredo Calderón31Rehabilitation Department, 2Burns and Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital del Trabajador, 3Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital del Salvador, Santiago, ChileObjective: The efficacy of 5% lidocaine medicated plaster (LMP has previously been demonstrated in post-traumatic localized neuropathic pain. This study evaluated the use of LMP in localized neuropathic pain secondary to traumatic peripheral nerve injury.Patients and methods: This prospective observational study enrolled patients with traumatic injuries to peripheral nerves that were accompanied by localized neuropathic pain of more than 3 months duration. Demographic variables, pain intensity (measured using the numeric rating scale; NRS, answers to the Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4 questionnaire, and the size of the painful area were recorded.Results: Nineteen patients were included, aged (mean ± standard deviation 41.4 ± 15.7 years. Nerve injuries affected the upper (eight patients or lower (11 patients limbs. The mean duration of pain before starting treatment with LMP was 22.6 ± 43.5 months (median 8 months. Mean baseline values included: NRS 6.7 ± 1.6, painful area 17.8 ± 10.4 cm2 (median 18 cm2, and DN4 score 6.7 ± 1.4. The mean duration of treatment with LMP was 19.5 ± 10.0 weeks (median 17.4 weeks. Mean values after treatment were: NRS 2.8 ± 1.5 (≥3 point reduction in 79% of patients, ≥50% reduction in 57.9% of patients and painful area 2.1 ± 2.3 cm2 (median 1 cm2, ≥50% reduction in 94.7% of patients. Functional improvement after treatment was observed in 14/19 patients (73.7%.Conclusion: LMP effectively treated traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves which presented with chronic localized neuropathic pain, reducing both pain intensity and the size of the painful area.Keywords: chronic post-surgical pain, chronic post-traumatic pain, 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, neuropathic pain

  15. 复方疮疡涂膜剂的制备工艺优选%Optimization of Preparation Technology for Compound Abscess Plaster

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    蔡佳良; 郭念欣; 李颖春; 姬生国

    2012-01-01

    目的:优化复方疮疡涂膜剂的提取方法和制备工艺.方法:以绿原酸含量为指标,以加水倍数、煎煮时间、醇沉浓度为考察因素,采用L9(34)正交试验法.制备工艺以成膜性和成膜外观为指标,单因素优选成膜基质和辅料.结果:经方差分析,从而筛选出最优工艺为A3B3C1.最优制备工艺为PVA17-8811 g,加入PEG-400 2 mL,浓缩药液42 mL,搅拌,浸泡1h,水浴加热溶解,加入95%乙醇42 mL,甘油2 mL,氮酮1 mL,尼泊金乙酯适量,搅匀.结论:该工艺的稳定性良好,绿原酸含量高,成膜性能、外观以及成膜时间均较理想,可以作为该制剂的最优提取工艺.%Objective: To optimize extraction and preparation technology for compound abscess plaster. Method: Extraction technology has chosen the content of chlorogenic acid as index, multiple of added water, boiling time, concentration of alcohol precipitation were as test factors by L9 ( 3 ) orthogonal test. Samples were determined by HPLC. Preparation technology has chosen film-forming and film appearance as index, and taken One-factor test to find out optimum film-coating agent and accessories. Result: Optimum extraction technology was A3B3C1· Optimal preparation technology was PVA-178 811 g, PEG-4 002 mL,concentrated liquid 42 mL,stired,soaked 1 h, dissolved in hot water, then added 42 mL 95 % ethanol, 2 mL glycerol, 1 mL azone, amount of ethylparaben, stired well. Conclusion: This technology was stable with high content of chlorogenic acid. It was compatible in film-forming, appearance and film forming time. This technology could be chosen as optimum extraction technology.

  16. Development and validation of a sensitive liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric method for the simultaneous analysis of granisetron and 7-hydroxy granisetron in human plasma and urine samples: application in a clinical pharmacokinetic study in pregnant subject.

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    Zhao, Yang; Chen, Hui-Jun; Caritis, Steve; Venkataramanan, Raman

    2016-02-01

    A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric method for the quantification of granisetron and its major metabolite, 7-hydroxy granisetron in human plasma and urine samples was developed and validated. Respective stable isotopically labeled granisetron and 7-hydroxy granisetron were used as internal standards (IS). Chromatography was performed using an Xselect HSS T3 analytical column with a mobile phase of 20% acetonitrile in water (containing 0.2 mM ammonium formate and 0.14% formic acid, pH 4) delivered in an isocratic mode. Tandem mass spectrometry operating in positive electrospray ionization mode with multiple reaction monitoring was used for quantification. The standard curves were linear in the concentration ranges of 0.5-100 ng/mL for granisetron and 0.1-100 ng/mL for 7-hydroxy granisetron in human plasma samples, and 2-2000 ng/mL for granisetron and 2-1000 ng/mL for 7-hydroxy granisetron in human urine samples, respectively. The accuracies were >85% and the precision as determined by the coefficient of variations was validated method was successfully applied to a pharmacokinetic study after intravenous administration of 1 mg granisetron to a pregnant subject.

  17. [Case-control study on small splint fixation with trapezoid pad and plaster slab fixation for the treatment of comminuted Colles fracture].

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    Li, Teng-Hui; Chen, Min; Liu, Xiang-Qian; Gao, Yan-Ping; Wang, Huan; Li, Jia; Huang, Guang-Ping

    2013-09-01

    To compare the clinical efficacy of trapezoid pad coordinate with small splint fixation treatment with plaster slab fixation treatment for comminuted Colles fracture. From October 2010 to March 2012,80 outpatients with comminuted Colles fracture were divided into two groups. There were 40 patients in trapezoid pad splint fixation treatment group and 40 patients in pipe type plaster control group. There were 13 males and 27 females in trapezoid pad splint fixation treatment group,with an average age of (62.1 +/- 19.2) years old. And there were 15 males and 25 females in pipe type plaster control group,with an average age of (60.2 +/- 19.5) years old. After treated with manipulative reduction,the fractures were fixed with pipe plaster in the control group, and were fixed with trapezoid pad joint by small splint in the treatment group. The patients in both groups were regularly taken X-ray recheck and changed dressings to obtain the clinical healing. Patients were guided to do functional exercise after splints were taken off. The therapeutic effects were evaluated according to Gartland-Werlley wrist score when splints taken off and after 2 months. According to wrist score, the average scores in the treatment group were (8.1 +/- 2.8) when splints taken off and (5.3 +/- 4.5) after 2 months. And the average scores in the control group were (10.3 +/- 2.6) when splints taken off and (8.4 +/- 5.8) after 2 months. The score in the treatment group was higher than that of control group. The average shortened lengths of radius were (4.8 + 1.7) mm in the treatment group and (8.2 +/- 2.1) mm in the control group. The shortened length of control group was larger than that of treatment group. Trapezoid pad coordinated with small splint fixation is better than traditional pipe type plaster for treating comminuted Colles fracture.

  18. Study of the Use of Lime Plaster on Heritage Buildings’ in Malaysia: A Case Study in George Town, Penang

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    Mohamed Sabri A.A.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Awareness of the use of compatible materials in historical building conservation has resulted in a rebirth of lime technology and application. However, knowledge of the preparation of and procedures influencing the final quality of lime is still limited and disagreement regarding the proper use of lime in heritage building conservation still continues to exist. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the reasons for deterioration and to suggest possible treatments for external walls of heritage buildings in George Town, Penang. Since lime has been used on most external walls, it was chosen as the focus of this research. This study was conducted based on a qualitative method which drew upon a review of literature, visual observations, and interviews. From a pilot survey of 85 historical buildings in the core zone, it was found that from the use of lime based materials, the possible defects were caused by three factors: climatic change, air pollution, and maintenance issues. This study focuses on the use of lime plaster as well as issues that could arise from its improper use.

  19. The Agreement between the MMSE and IQCODE Tests in a Community-Based Sample of Subjects Aged 70 Years or Older Receiving In-Home Nursing: An Explorative Study

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    Øyvind Kirkevold

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    Full Text Available Aim: It was the aim of this study to compare the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE with the Informant Questionnaire for Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE and to explore the characteristics of subjects with possible dementia with only one of the two tools. Methods: We used a random sample of patients aged 70+ receiving social service or in-home nursing. The patients were tested with the MMSE, and the next of kin was interviewed using the following: the IQCODE, the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD, the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI, instrumental activities of daily living (IADL, personal ADL (PADL and the General Medical Health Rating (GMHR. Results: Subjects with dementia defined only according to the MMSE showed a pattern of scores on IADL, PADL, CSDD, NPI-10 and GMHR similar to the no-dementia group according to both the MMSE and the IQCODE. Those with dementia defined only according to the IQCODE showed a pattern of scores similar to the possible dementia group according to both the MMSE and the IQCODE.

  20. Analysis of glutathione levels in the brain tissue samples from HIV-1-positive individuals and subject with Alzheimer's disease and its implication in the pathophysiology of the disease process

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    Tommy Saing

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    Full Text Available HIV-1 positive individuals are at high risk for susceptibility to both pulmonary tuberculosis (TB and extra-pulmonary TB, including TB meningitis (TBM which is an extreme form of TB. The goals of this study are to determine the mechanisms responsible for compromised levels of glutathione (GSH in the brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1-infected individuals and individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD, investigate the possible underlying mechanisms responsible for GSH deficiency in these pathological conditions, and establish a link between GSH levels and pathophysiology of the disease processes. We demonstrated in the autopsied human brain tissues that the levels of total and reduced forms of GSH were significantly compromised in HIV-1 infected individuals compared to in healthy subjects and individuals with AD. Brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1-positive individuals had substantially higher levels of free radicals than that derived from healthy and AD individuals. Enzymes that are responsible for the de novo synthesis of GSH such as γ-glutamate cysteine-ligase catalytic subunit (GCLC-rate limiting step enzyme and glutathione synthetase (GSS-enzyme involved in the second step reaction were significantly decreased in the brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1-positive individuals with low CD4+ T-cells (<200 cells/mm3 compared to healthy and AD individuals. Levels of glutathione reductase (GSR were also decreased in the brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1 infected individuals. Overall, our findings demonstrate causes for GSH deficiency in the brain tissue from HIV-1 infected individuals explaining the possible reasons for increased susceptibility to the most severe form of extra-pulmonary TB, TBM.

  1. Analysis of glutathione levels in the brain tissue samples from HIV-1-positive individuals and subject with Alzheimer's disease and its implication in the pathophysiology of the disease process.

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    Saing, Tommy; Lagman, Minette; Castrillon, Jeffery; Gutierrez, Eutiquio; Guilford, Frederick T; Venketaraman, Vishwanath

    2016-12-01

    HIV-1 positive individuals are at high risk for susceptibility to both pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and extra-pulmonary TB, including TB meningitis (TBM) which is an extreme form of TB. The goals of this study are to determine the mechanisms responsible for compromised levels of glutathione (GSH) in the brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1-infected individuals and individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD), investigate the possible underlying mechanisms responsible for GSH deficiency in these pathological conditions, and establish a link between GSH levels and pathophysiology of the disease processes. We demonstrated in the autopsied human brain tissues that the levels of total and reduced forms of GSH were significantly compromised in HIV-1 infected individuals compared to in healthy subjects and individuals with AD. Brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1-positive individuals had substantially higher levels of free radicals than that derived from healthy and AD individuals. Enzymes that are responsible for the de novo synthesis of GSH such as γ-glutamate cysteine-ligase catalytic subunit (GCLC-rate limiting step enzyme) and glutathione synthetase (GSS-enzyme involved in the second step reaction) were significantly decreased in the brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1-positive individuals with low CD4 + T-cells (< 200 cells/mm(3)) compared to healthy and AD individuals. Levels of glutathione reductase (GSR) were also decreased in the brain tissue samples derived from HIV-1 infected individuals. Overall, our findings demonstrate causes for GSH deficiency in the brain tissue from HIV-1 infected individuals explaining the possible reasons for increased susceptibility to the most severe form of extra-pulmonary TB, TBM.

  2. About Subjects

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    2012-01-01

    正During my high school years,I found physics,chemistry and maths specially interesting.Actually,I was interested in many subjects,such as biology,history,geography and English.But somehow I simply couldn't remember the events of history or the facts about geography.I couldn't remember the some of the English idioms well either.On the other hand,physics,chemistry and maths were easy for me to learn.After considering carefully my interests and talents,I felt that science might be the best choice for me.So I was determined to study natural science at college.After graduating from college,I would like to return to school to teach.

  3. Characteristics, resource utilization and safety profile of patients prescribed with neuropathic pain treatments: a real-world evidence study on general practices in Europe - the role of the lidocaine 5% medicated plaster.

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    Katz, Pablo; Pegoraro, Valeria; Liedgens, Hiltrud

    2017-08-01

    To identify characteristics, resource utilization, and safety profile of patients prescribed with lidocaine 5% medicated plaster, pregabalin, gabapentin, amitriptyline and duloxetine when experiencing pain in the real-world setting of general practitioners (GPs) in Europe. Retrospective analysis on real world data from IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database. Patients with at least one prescription of the drugs of interest during 2014 were selected and those with a non-neuropathic pain-related diagnosis were excluded. Patients' demographic and clinical characteristics, resource utilization data and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) as described in the leaflet were extracted. The association between treatments and ADR occurrence was evaluated applying multivariate logistic models. A total of 70,515 patients were selected from Italy, Germany, the UK, Spain and Belgium. Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster patients were the oldest in Italy, the UK and Spain and the most health impaired in Italy, Spain and Belgium. No relevant differences in the number of co-prescriptions, specialist visits, examinations and hospitalizations were found. Significantly less lidocaine 5% plasters patients experienced ADRs, with odds ratios in favor of lidocaine 5% medicated plasters ranging from 3.41 (p = .036) to 52.33 (p plaster patients showing a better safety profile, but also a comparable level of resource utilization. A possible re-evaluation of the scientific value coming from this retrospective study in building up a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic algorithm is suggested.

  4. Diaphyseal femoral fractures below the age of six years: Results of plaster application and long term followup

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    Nunzio Catena

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background:In children less than 6 years, the treatment of femoral shaft fracture is often non surgical, using closed reduction and casting. The literature reports many experience about this type of trauma but none of these has a long term followup. We present a retrospective study on a group of femoral diaphyseal fractures treated nonsurgically in children up to 6 years of age, with a minimum of 10 year followup. Materials and Methods:48 cases (36 males/12 females with femoral diaphyseal fractures treated between January 1988 and December 1998 were reviewed. Patients with fractures due to obstetrical trauma and pathologic fractures were excluded. The mean age of the patients was 3.3 ± 1.1 years (range 5 months-6 years. Right side was involved in 21 cases (44%, and left side in 27 cases (56%. In 34 cases (71%, closed reduction was performed and hip spica was applied with the hip and knee flexed to 45΀. In 8 cases (17%, skeletal traction was applied to perform fracture reduction and the traction pin was embedded in plaster while in the remaining 6 cases (12%, the Delitala pressure apparatus was applied after casting. Results:All fractures healed in our study. There were no complications (infection or vascular nervous issues, axial deviations, consolidation delays, or pseudoarthrosis. In 13 cases (27%, followup examinations showed mean lengthening of 1.3 ± 0.75 (range 0.5-2.5 cm of the fractured lower limb. All these patients were treated with skin traction before treatment and presented with 2.08 ± 0.28 cm mean initial femoral shortening. In 1 case (2% with 2.5 cm lengthening, epiphysiodesis of the ipsilateral knee was performed. No patients showed prolonged difficulty with gait disorders. Conclusion:On the basis of our results conservative treatment of femoral shaft fractures in children can be considered less invasive and safe procedure.

  5. Virtualizing ancient Rome: 3D acquisition and modeling of a large plaster-of-Paris model of imperial Rome

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    Guidi, Gabriele; Frischer, Bernard; De Simone, Monica; Cioci, Andrea; Spinetti, Alessandro; Carosso, Luca; Micoli, Laura L.; Russo, Michele; Grasso, Tommaso

    2005-01-01

    Computer modeling through digital range images has been used for many applications, including 3D modeling of objects belonging to our cultural heritage. The scales involved range from small objects (e.g. pottery), to middle-sized works of art (statues, architectural decorations), up to very large structures (architectural and archaeological monuments). For any of these applications, suitable sensors and methodologies have been explored by different authors. The object to be modeled within this project is the "Plastico di Roma antica," a large plaster-of-Paris model of imperial Rome (16x17 meters) created in the last century. Its overall size therefore demands an acquisition approach typical of large structures, but it also is characterized extremely tiny details typical of small objects (houses are a few centimeters high; their doors, windows, etc. are smaller than 1 centimeter). This paper gives an account of the procedures followed for solving this "contradiction" and describes how a huge 3D model was acquired and generated by using a special metrology Laser Radar. The procedures for reorienting in a single reference system the huge point clouds obtained after each acquisition phase, thanks to the measurement of fixed redundant references, are described. The data set was split in smaller sub-areas 2 x 2 meters each for purposes of mesh editing. This subdivision was necessary owing to the huge number of points in each individual scan (50-60 millions). The final merge of the edited parts made it possible to create a single mesh. All these processes were made with software specifically designed for this project since no commercial package could be found that was suitable for managing such a large number of points. Preliminary models are presented. Finally, the significance of the project is discussed in terms of the overall project known as "Rome Reborn," of which the present acquisition is an important component.

  6. Cancer mortality in towns in the vicinity of installations for the production of cement, lime, plaster, and magnesium oxide.

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    García-Pérez, Javier; López-Abente, Gonzalo; Castelló, Adela; González-Sánchez, Mario; Fernández-Navarro, Pablo

    2015-06-01

    Our objective was to investigate whether there might be excess cancer mortality in the vicinity of Spanish installations for the production of cement, lime, plaster, and magnesium oxide, according to different categories of industrial activity. An ecologic study was designed to examine municipal mortality due to 33 types of cancer (period 1997-2006) in Spain. Population exposure to pollution was estimated on the basis of distance from town to industrial facility. Using spatial Besag-York-Mollié regression models with integrated nested Laplace approximations for Bayesian inference, we assessed the relative risk of dying from cancer in a 5-km zone around installations, analyzed the effect of category of industrial activity according to the manufactured product, and conducted individual analyses within a 50-km radius of each installation. Excess all cancer mortality (relative risk, 95% credible interval) was detected in the vicinity of these installations as a whole (1.04, 1.01-1.07 in men; 1.03, 1.00-1.06 in women), and, principally, in the vicinity of cement installations (1.05, 1.01-1.09 in men). Special mention should be made of the results for tumors of colon-rectum in both sexes (1.07, 1.01-1.14 in men; 1.10, 1.03-1.16 in women), and pleura (1.71, 1.24-2.28), peritoneum (1.62, 1.15-2.20), gallbladder (1.21, 1.02-1.42), bladder (1.11, 1.03-1.20) and stomach (1.09, 1.00-1.18) in men in the vicinity of all such installations. Our results suggest an excess risk of dying from cancer, especially in colon-rectum, in towns near these industries.

  7. 室内墙壁用差动抹灰机研究%Research on Differential Plastering Machine for Indoor Wall

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    冯爱华; 范春起

    2014-01-01

    设计了一种旨在能够成功代替手工抹灰的墙壁抹灰机,分析了该机器的结构特点与工作原理,抹灰机由灰浆输送机构、差动抹灰机构、摆动导轨机构、灰厚控制装置、万向支撑小车和高度调整机构组成,其中差动抹灰机构以经过变异的差动轮系为基础,将甩灰叶轮、摊灰辊和抹灰板分别固接在小中心轮、系杆轮和大中心轮上,灰浆输送机构的螺旋滚筒通接差动抹灰机构小中心轮的空腔,甩灰叶轮将来自螺旋滚筒并经过小中心轮的灰浆甩于附近墙面,由摊灰辊摊平,由抹灰板压实抹平,较好地模拟了人工抹灰的动作,摆动导轨机构是为了使机器适应地面对墙壁的垂直度误差,灰厚控制装置用以调节墙壁抹灰厚度,万向支撑小车的锁定与解锁可以使抹灰机移动操作更为灵活和可靠。%A kind of wall plastering machine replacing manual work is designed. Its structural characteristics and working principle is analyzed. This machine is made up of a mortar transport mechanism, differential plastering mechanism, swing guide rail mechanism, a mortar thickness controlling device, a universal support pushcart and adjusting height mechanism. The differential plastering mechanism is based on changed differential gear train, then flick mortar impeller, spread mortar roller and rendering trowel is fixed on the small centre gear, tie rod wheel and big centre gear respectively. The spiral cylinder of the mortar transport mechanism is installed in cavity of the small centre gear of the differential plastering mechanism. The mortar came from the spiral cylinder and pass the cavity of the small centre gear, then the mortar is flick to nearby wall by the flick mortar impeller, spread out by the spread mortar roller, compacting and floating by the rendering trowel. Manual plastering action is simulated bitterly. The swing guide rail mechanism is used to adjust to error of

  8. Design of standard voice sample text for subjective auditory perceptual evaluation of voice disorders%嗓音障碍主观听感知评估中标准化朗读文本的设计

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    李进让; 孙雁雁; 徐文

    2010-01-01

    Objective To design a speech voice sample text with all phonemes in Mandarin for subjective auditory perceptual evaluation of voice disorders. Methods The principles for design of a speech voice sample text are: The short text should include the 21 initials and 39 finals, this may cover all the phonemes in Mandarin. Also, the short text should have some meanings. Results A short text was made out. It had 155 Chinese words, and included 21 initials and 38 finals (the final, (e), was not included because it was rarely used in Mandarin). Also, the text covered 17 light tones and one "Erhua". The constituent ratios of the initials and finals presented in this short text were statistically similar as those in Mandarin according to the method of similarity of the sample and population( r =0. 742, P <0. 001 and r =0.844, P < 0.001, respectively). The constituent ratios of the tones presented in this short text were statistically not similar as those in Mandarin(r = 0. 731, P > 0. 05 ). Conclusions A speech voice sample text with all phonemes in Mandarin was made out. The constituent ratios of the initials and finals presented in this short text are similar as those in Mandarin. Its value for subjective auditory perceptual evaluation of voice disorders need further study.%目的 设计涵盖汉语普通话发音所有音素的短文,用于嗓音障碍主观听感知的评估.方法 设计原则为涵盖汉语拼音的21个声母和39个韵母的短文,包含汉语普通话发音的所有音素;其次短文要有一定的中心意思.结果 设计的短文共155字,涵盖了21个声母和38个韵母.由于韵母(e)不常用,而对应的读音仅有1个字"欸",故未包括.另外,短文中包括了17个轻声和1个儿化音.短文中声母、韵母和声调的出现频率(构成比)大体符合汉语的出现规律.采用样本与总体相似性检验的方法,将短文与中国科学院声学研究所统计汉语中声母、韵母和声调的构成比进行相似

  9. 5% Lidocaine-medicated plaster for the treatment of chronic peripheral neuropathic pain: complex regional pain syndrome and other neuropathic conditions.

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    Calderón, Enrique; Calderón-Seoane, María Eloísa; García-Hernández, Rafael; Torres, Luis Miguel

    2016-01-01

    Chronic neuropathic pain and chronic complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), in particular, are debilitating and difficult-to-treat conditions that have a strong impact on patient's quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster as add-on therapy in patients with chronic peripheral neuropathic pain conditions, including CRPS. This was a single-center, prospective, observational study set in a specialized pain unit of a tertiary hospital in Spain. A total of 56 patients with long-standing peripheral neuropathic pain, ten of them with CRPS, received 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster as add-on analgesic therapy for 6 months. After 6 months of treatment, a ≥50% reduction in pain intensity was attained by 75% of patients, as measured by numeric rating scale (NRS) for pain. The average NRS score was reduced by 61% (4.7 points), from a baseline mean score of 7.8 to an end point mean score of 3.1. Marked improvements were also observed in the CRPS group: six out of ten patients achieved a ≥50% reduction in NRS score, and the average NRS score for patients with CRPS was reduced by 51% (4.0 points), from a baseline mean score of 7.9 to an end point mean score of 3.9. The improvements in pain intensity were partially translated into a decrease in disability index and in anxiety levels. 5% Lidocaine-medicated plaster may be useful as add-on therapy for a number of peripheral neuropathic pain conditions, including CRPS.

  10. 针刺结合耳穴治疗失眠临床观察%A Randomized Control Study of Acupuncture Plus Auricular-plaster Therapy for Insomnia

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    赖旖; 罗敏; 邱剑锋

    2011-01-01

    Objective : To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture plus auricular-plaster therapy in treating insomnia. Methods: Twenty patients with insomnia were randomly allocated to two groups, acupuncture plus auricular-plaster ( study group )and simple medication with diazepam ( control group ). One course of treatment consisted of four weeks. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index ( PSQI ) was used to assess sleep quality in both groups before and after treatment. A difference of PSQI score between pretreatment and posttreatment was compared between the groups. Results: After treatment there was a significant difference in clinical therapeutic effect between the study and control groups ( P<0.05 ) . Conclusion ; Acupuncture plus auricular-plaster therapy has a marked therapeutic effect on insomnia and is an effective therapy for treating insomnia.%目的:观察针刺结合耳穴贴压治疗失眠的临床疗效.方法:将40例失眠患者随即分为两组,针刺结合耳穴组(观察组)和单纯药物组(对照组),4周为1疗程.两组在治疗前后分别进行匹兹堡睡眠质量指数测验( PSQI),观察指数前后差值作组间比较.结果:经过治疗后,两组疗效比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:针刺结合耳穴治疗失眠疗效显著.

  11. [Case-control study on the occurrence of cubitus varus deformity after humeral supracondylar fractures treated with plaster fixation in pronated or supinated position in children].

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    Lu, Min; Chen, Yi; Chen, Wei

    2014-11-01

    To retrospectively compare the occurrence of cubitus varus deformity after humeral supracondylar fractures treated with manipulative reduction and plaster fixation in pronated or supinated position in children, and to guide clinical treatment. From June 2009 to December 2011, the medical data of 64 children with humeral supracondylar fractures treated by manipulative reduction and plaster fixation were reviewed. All the patients were divided into two groups: group A and group B. The 30 patients in group A were treated with manipulative reduction and plaster fixation in pronation, including 18 males and 12 females, with a mean age of (7.5 ± 3.5) years old. The 34 patients in group B were treated with manipulative reduction and plaster fixation in supination, including 23 males and 11 females, with a mean age of (7.0 ± 2.6) years old. The occurrence rates of cubitus varus and decreases of carrying angle were compared between two groups before and after treatment. There were 13 patients in group A and 16 patients in group B having cubitus varus,which had no statistical difference (χ2 = 0.089, P = 0.765). The decrease of carrying angle were (8 ± 4) degrees in group A and (9 ± 5) degrees in group B, which had no statistical difference (t = 0.584, P = 0.564). Within group A, the occurrence rate of cubitus varus and the decrease of carrying angle between the radial deviation and the ulnar deviation had statistically significant difference (χ2 = 6.160, P = 0.013; t = - 2.409, P = 0.035). Within group B, the occurrence rate of cubitus varus and the decrease of carrying angle between the radial deviation and the ulnar deviation had statistically significant difference (χ2 = 5.120, P = 0.024; t = -2.250, P = 0.041). The elbow function Flynn evaluation score had no significant difference between two groups (P = -0.822). The occurrence rate of cybutys varys and the decrease of carrying angle have no obvious difference in children with humeral supracondylar fractures

  12. 小青龙贴中挥发油的提取工艺研究%Study on the Extraction Process of Volatile Oil in Xiaoqinglong Plaster

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    徐志红; 陈磊垚; 刘欣怡

    2013-01-01

    Objective To optimize the best conditions of the extraction process of volatile oil in xi-aoqinglong plaster. Methods L9( 34 ) orthogonal test was adopted. The extraction rate of volatile oil was taken as the observation index. It was to observe the impacts of water amount, soak time and extraction time on the extraction rate of volatile ole in xiaoqinglong plaster. Results The extraction and soak time brought the best impact on the extraction of volatile oil, presenting the best significance. The water volume impacted less on the results. In consideration with the actual production, the final decision of the extraction process of volatile oil in xiaoqinglong plaster was: adding water 8 times as the weight of herbal materials, soaking for 1 h, steam distillation for 6 h. Conclusion In the verification test, the extraction rate of xiaoqinglong plaster of 3 batches is stable; the optimized extraction process of volatile oil is simple,stable and feasible. This process is suitable to be applied in the industrialized production.%目的 优选小青龙贴中挥发油的最佳提取工艺条件.方法 采用L9(34)正交试验方法,以得油率为考察指标,考察加水量、浸泡时间和提取时间三个因素对小青龙贴中得油率的影响.结果 提取时间和浸泡时间对提取挥发油的影响最大,最有显著性意义,加水量对结果的影响较小.结合实际生产,最终确定小青龙贴中挥发油的提取工艺为:药材加8倍量水,浸泡1 h,水蒸气蒸馏6 h.结论 验证试验中三批小青龙贴得油率稳定,所优选的挥发油提取工艺简单、稳定、可行,适用于工业化大生产.

  13. Splint versus plaster cast external fixator for the treatment of distal forearm buckle fracture in children:systematic review%夹板与石膏管型外固定物治疗儿童前臂远端隆突样骨折的系统评价

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    李小磊; 李国华

    2014-01-01

    the functional recovery and viability. OBJECTIVE:To assess the clinical efficacy and safety of splint versus plaster cast for the treatment of distal forearm buckle fracture in Children. METHODS: The Medline database, Embase database, Cochrane Library, CNKI database and CBM database were searched from the database establishment to April 2011 with the computer;the relative conference papers were hand searched;the Important Clinical Trial Register was searched online without limitation of language. Randomized control ed trials and quasi-randomized control trials were selected for quality evaluation, and the Meta-analysis was performed with Revman 5.1. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:Two published trials including a total of 314 patients were included, and one randomized control ed trial was evaluated as B scale, another one quasi-randomized control trial was evaluated as C scale. The results demonstrate that no fracture, un-union or re-fracture occurred after treated with splint and plaster case external fixator, and there were no significant differences in pain scores as wel as the daily activities of writing, drawing, self-eating and washing;while the early bathing ability of the patients in the splint group was earlier than that in the plaster cast group, and had no significant difference in the advanced bathing ability. The regular exercise participation in the splint group was better than that in the plaster cast group. There were no significant differences in the incidence of adverse events between two groups. The results indicate that the pain score of the patients with distal forearm buckle fracture in children do not improved after treated with splint and plaster cast, but splint fixation is better than plaster cast fixation in maintaining the batching and regular exercise participation ability with good safety. But the wel-designed and implement large sample and multi-center randomized control ed trials are needed for validation.

  14. Relations between a novel, reliable, and rapid index of arterial compliance (PP-HDI) and well-established inidices of arterial blood pressure (ABP) in a sample of hypertensive elderly subjects.

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    Bergamini, L; Finelli, M E; Bendini, C; Ferrari, E; Veschi, M; Neviani, F; Manni, B; Pelosi, A; Rioli, G; Neri, M

    2009-01-01

    Hypertension is a risk factor for a long-lasting arterial wall-remodelling leading to stiffness. The rapid method measuring the pulse pressure (PP) by means of the tool of Hypertension Diagnostic Instruments (HDI) called PP-HDI, overcomes some of the problems arising with more-time consuming methods, like ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and give information about the elasticity of the arterial walls. We studied the relationship between the PP-HDI, the large artery compliance (LA-C) and small artery compliance (SA-C) and few well-established indices of arterial blood pressure (ABP) in a sample of 75 hypertensive subjects, aged 65 years and over. Significant correlations between LA-C and heart rate (HR), PP-ABPM and PP-HDI were found. SA-C relates with HR and systolic blood pressure (SBP) measured in lying and standing positions. Applying a stepwise regression analysis, we found that LA-C variance stems from PP-HDI and HR, while SA-C variance stems from SBP in lying position. Receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves for thresholds of PP showed that PP-HDI reached levels of sensitivity/specificity similar to PP-ABPM. In conclusion, surveillance of ABP through hemo-dynamic indices, in particular of SBP, is essential, nevertheless the advantage of this control is not known in an elderly population where the organ damage is already evident. PP needs necessarily an instrumental measurement. The PP-HDI result is similar in reliability with respect to PPABPM, but is more rapid and well applicable in an elderly population.

  15. EVALUATION OF CEMENT THIXOTROPY FOR THE CEMENT OF OIL WELLS IN AREAS WITH LOSSES: EFFECT OF PLASTER AND DAIRY OF HIGH FURNACES

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    T. Bouziani

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Cementing of oil and gas wells can be a very delicate operation. Among the concerns of service companies, during this operation are the nature and conditions of the formations in well. This is the case of cementing operations in southern Algeria, specifically on the fields of In-Amen, where the formations in lost zones are naturally weak and highly permeable. In these areas, drilling fluids (muds and cements pumped will be, completely or partially lost, what we call "lost circulation". Thixotropic cements are useful to overcome lost circulation problems. They are characterized by a special rheological behavior, allowing it to plug lost zones when they are pumped. Our work aims to assess the thixotropy of cements perapred with two types of cement (class G Asland cement and CEM I 42.5 portland cement with the plaster, using a viscometer with coaxial cylinder (couette type. Moreover, the effect of blast furnace slag (LHF on the properties and thixotropic mixtures prepared was also studied. The results show that portland cement (available locally can produce mixes with higher and more stable thixotropy than the class G cement (from importation, which is a practical and economical for cementing job operations in wells with loss zones. The results also show that the effect of LHF is positive, since in addition to his contribution to long term performances, especially the durability of hardened concrete, it improves the thixotropy of cement made of plaster.

  16. Influence of prior activity on residual limb volume and shape measured using plaster casting: Results from individuals with transtibial limb loss

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    Joan E. Sanders, PhD

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research was to determine whether prior activity affected the shape of a plaster cast taken of a transtibial residual limb. Plaster casts were taken twice on one day in 24 participants with transtibial limb loss, with 5 s between doffing and casting in one trial (PDI-5s and 20 min in the other trial (PDI-20m. The ordering of the trials was randomized. The mean +/- standard deviation radial difference between PDI-20m and PDI-5s was 0.34 +/- 0.21 mm when PDI-5s was conducted first and -0.02 +/- 0.20 mm when PDI-20m was conducted first. Ordering of the trials had a statistically significant influence on the mean radial difference between the two shapes (p = 0.008. The result shows that prior activity influenced the residual limb cast shape. Practitioners should be mindful of prior activity and doffing history when casting an individual's limb for socket design and prosthetic fitting.

  17. EVALUATION OF THE THIXOTROPY OF OIL-WELL CEMENTS USED FOR CEMENTING LOST CIRCULATION ZONES: EFFECT OF PLASTER AND BLAST FURNACE SLAG

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    T. Bouziani

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Cementing of oil and gas wells can be a very delicate operation. Among the concerns of service companies, during this operation are the nature and conditions of the formations in well. This is the case of cementing operations in southern Algeria, specifically on the fields of In-Amen, where the formations in lost zones are naturally weak and highly permeable. In these areas, drilling fluids (muds and cements pumped will be, completely or partially lost, what we call "lost circulation". Thixotropic cements are useful to overcome lost circulation problems. They are characterized by a special rheological behavior, allowing it to plug lost zones when they are pumped.Our work aims to assess the thixotropy of cements perapred with two types of cement (class G Asland cement and CEM I 42.5 portland cement with the plaster, using a viscometer with coaxial cylinder (couette type. Moreover, the effect of blast furnace slag (LHF on the properties and thixotropic mixtures prepared was also studied. The results show that portland cement (available locally can produce mixes with higher and more stable thixotropy than the class G cement (from importation, which is a practical and economical for cementing job operations in wells with loss zones. The results also show that the effect of LHF is positive, since in addition to his contribution to long term performances, especially the durability of hardened concrete, it improves the thixotropy of cement made of plaster.

  18. Plaster Relief Carving

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    Hester, Vickie

    2010-01-01

    Two years ago, a fortuitous event occurred at the author's school: the pre-K classrooms across the hall from her artroom received a grant that covered the installation of new bathrooms inside the room. Despite the obvious benefits, this construction project generated one of the most engaging student art projects they've ever created: plaster…

  19. A simple idea for reducing the cost and weight of plaster-cast orthoses Uma ideia simples para diminuir custo e peso das talas gessadas

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    André Esmanhotto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To reduce the cost and weight of plaster molded orthosis (increasing patient comfort, keeping the same resistance. METHODS: 22 plaster orthosis were analysed, 11 with conventional shape and 11 with pyramidal shape. It was compared, in theory (mathematcally and practice, the change of weight (and consequently cost and flexion resistance between conventional shape and pyramidal shape. RESULTS: Theorical analysis: weight and cost decrease of 26.7%-38.9%, according to the layers disposition of the cast. Laboratorial analysis: cast´s weight decrease of 34.5% (p = 0.000005 and resistance increase of 26.7% (p = 0.03. CONCLUSION: plaster molded orthosis made in a pyramidal shape, have a statistically significant decrease of weight (and consequently cost and statistically significant increase of resistance if compared with traditional shape. OBJETIVO: Diminuir o custo e o peso (aumentando o conforto para o paciente das talas gessadas, mantendo resistência semelhante. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas 22 talas de gesso, 11 com formato convencional e 11 com formato piramidal. Foi feita comparação, teórica (matemática e prática, entre as talas convencionais e as piramidais quanto à mudança de peso (e consequentemente de custo e à resistência à flexão. RESULTADOS: Análise matemática – diminuição peso e custo entre 26,7% e 38,9%, variando conforme a disposição das camadas da tala. Análise prática – diminuição do peso em 34,5% (p = 0,000005 e resistência aumentada em 26,7% (p = 0,03. CONCLUSÃO: A tala gessada com formato piramidal apresenta diminuição estatisticamente significativa de peso (e consequentemente de custo, com aumento estatisticamente significativo da resistência, se comparada à tala de formato convencional.

  20. Tratamentos superficiais visando à melhoria da aderência entre gesso e taliscas de bambu Surface treatments aimed at improving the adhesion between plaster and bamboo slivers

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    Cibelle G Silva

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O gesso é um aglomerante com aplicações sobretudo na fabricação de placas de forro, elementos decorativos e em paredes divisórias. No entanto, utilizando-se de uma baixa relação água/gesso e procedimentos tais como vibração, torna-se possível obter resistências mecânicas compatíveis para outras aplicações na construção civil, como é o caso de elementos estruturais. A investigação reportada no presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar, experimentalmente, a possibilidade de se melhorar o compósito estudado. Foram realizados tratamentos para redução da absorção de água pelas taliscas, por meio da utilização de extrato vegetal B Carbon, resina polimérica e piche. Na tentativa de melhorar a aderência na interface gesso/bambu foram utilizados adesivo epóxi, massa plástica e piche, além de confeccionados corpos de prova de gesso reforçados com taliscas de bambu, tratadas com diferentes produtos, cuja eficiência foi avaliada em ensaios mecânicos. Observou-se que, para ocorrer uma boa aderência na interface do compósito, são necessários tratamentos complementares que reduzam os efeitos da instabilidade dimensional.The gypsum is a binder with applications primarily in the manufacture of ceiling tile, decorative elements and partition walls. However, using a low water/plaster ratio and procedures such as vibration, it is possible to obtain mechanical strength compatible to other applications in construction as in the case of structural elements. The research reported in this study aimed to evaluate experimentally the possibility of improving the compound studied. Treatments were carried out to reduce water absorption by slivers through the use of plant extract B Carbon, polymer resin, and tar. In an attempt to improve the adhesion at the interface plaster/epoxy adhesive, bamboo, plastic and tar mass were used. Test specimens were made of plaster reinforced with slivers of bamboo, treated with different products

  1. Eliciting Subjective Probabilities with Binary Lotteries

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    Harrison, Glenn W.; Martínez-Correa, Jimmy; Swarthout, J. Todd

    objective probabilities. Drawing a sample from the same subject population, we find evidence that the binary lottery procedure induces linear utility in a subjective probability elicitation task using the Quadratic Scoring Rule. We also show that the binary lottery procedure can induce direct revelation...... of subjective probabilities in subjects with certain Non-Expected Utility preference representations that satisfy weak conditions that we identify....

  2. 加气混凝土墙面抹灰防开裂分析与措施%Aerated concrete wall plastering cracks resistance analysis and measures

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    辛志成

    2011-01-01

    Taking actual engineering as the research background,it briefly introduces aerated concrete masonry,analyzes aerated concrete wall plastering cracking causes,and puts forward aerated concrete cracks processing measures,with a view to guarantee the smoothness and integrity of aerated concrete internal and external wall.%以某实际工程为研究背景,对加气混凝土砌块作了简单介绍,分析了加气混凝土墙面抹灰层开裂原因,并提出了加气混凝土开裂处理措施,以期保证加气混凝土内、外墙面上抹灰的平整度、整体性。

  3. Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. BET 2: Immobilisation of stable ankle fractures: plaster cast or functional brace?

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    Thackray, Anna J; Taylor, Jonathan

    2013-06-01

    A short-cut review of the literature was carried out to establish whether a functional brace was as good as a traditional plaster of Paris to immobilise a stable ankle fracture in terms of functionality and recovery speed. A total of 260 papers was found using the below outlined search method, of which five were thought to represent the best evidence to answer the specific clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these are shown in table 2. The clinical bottom line is that the limited evidence seems to suggest that a functional brace appears to give more favourable outcomes. Good quality studies involving large populations are, however, needed to delineate a clear answer to this specific question.

  4. Treatment of Cough and Dyspnea due to Acute Bronchitis by Plaster for Cough and Dyspnea-A Report of 735 Cases

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    陈振甫; 周文秀; 高举先; 孙江桥

    2002-01-01

    @@ In the light of the theory of treating the internal disease externally, an externally used plaster for treating cough and dyspnea due to acute bronchitis (Ke Chuan Yi Tie Kang 咳喘一贴康) was successfully applied to 735 cases of acute bronchitis (the treatment group), with the other 423 cases treated with routine western drugs as controls. The results showed that the cure rate in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group (P<0.01); and that in the treatment group, the cure rate for the wind-cold type of acute bronchitis was significantly higher than that for the wind-heat type of acute bronchitis (P<0.01).

  5. Radiographic results after plaster cast fixation for 10 days versus 1 month in reduced distal radius fractures: a prospective randomised study.

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    Christersson, Albert; Larsson, Sune; Östlund, Bengt; Sandén, Bengt

    2016-11-21

    The aim of this study was to examine whether reduced distal radius fractures can be treated with early mobilisation without affecting the radiographic results. In a prospective randomised study, 109 patients (mean age 65.8 (range 50-92)) with moderately displaced distal radius fractures were treated with closed reduction and plaster cast fixation for about 10 days (range 8-13 days) followed by randomisation to one of two groups: early mobilisation (n = 54, active group) or continued plaster cast fixation for another 3 weeks (n = 55, control group). For three patients in the active group (6%), treatment proved unsuccessful because of severe displacement of the fracture (n = 2) or perceived instability (n = 1). From 10 days to 1 month, i.e. the only period when the treatment differed between the two groups, the active group displaced significantly more in dorsal angulation (4.5°, p < 0.001), radial angulation (2.0°, p < 0.001) and axial compression (0.5 mm, p = 0.01) compared with the control group. However, during the entire study period (i.e. from admission to 12 months), the active group displaced significantly more than the controls only in radial angulation (3.2°, p = 0.002) and axial compression (0.7 mm, p = 0.02). Early mobilisation 10 days after reduction of moderately displaced distal radius fractures resulted in both an increased number of treatment failures and increased displacement in radial angulation and axial compression as compared with the control group. Mobilisation 10 days after reduction cannot be recommended for the routine treatment of reduced distal radius fractures. ClinicalTrail.gov, NCT02798614 . Retrospectively registered 16 June 2016.

  6. Efficacy and safety of 5% lidocaine (lignocaine) medicated plaster in comparison with pregabalin in patients with postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic polyneuropathy: interim analysis from an open-label, two-stage adaptive, randomized, controlled trial.

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    Baron, Ralf; Mayoral, Victor; Leijon, Göran; Binder, Andreas; Steigerwald, Ilona; Serpell, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) are two common causes of peripheral neuropathic pain. Typical localized symptoms can include burning sensations or intermittent shooting or stabbing pains with or without allodynia. Evidence-based treatment guidelines recommend the 5% lidocaine (lignocaine) medicated plaster or pregabalin as first-line therapy for relief of peripheral neuropathic pain. This study aimed to compare 5% lidocaine medicated plaster treatment with pregabalin in patients with PHN and patients with DPN. The study was a two-stage, adaptive, randomized, controlled, open-label, multicentre trial that incorporated a drug wash-out phase of up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the comparative phase. At the end of the enrollment phase, patients who fulfilled the eligibility criteria were randomized to either 5% lidocaine medicated plaster or pregabalin treatment and entered the 4-week comparative phase. The interim analysis represents the first stage of the two-stage adaptive trial design and was planned to include data from the comparative phase for the first 150 randomized patients of the 300 total planned for the trial. Patients aged > or = 18 years with PHN or DPN were recruited from 53 investigational centres in 14 European countries. For this interim analysis, 55 patients with PHN and 91 with DPN (full-analysis set [FAS]), randomly assigned to the treatment groups, were available for analysis. Topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster treatment was administered by patients to the area of most painful skin. A maximum of three or four plasters were applied for up to 12 hours within each 24-hour period in patients with PHN or DPN, respectively. Pregabalin capsules were administered orally, twice daily. The dose was titrated to effect: all patients received 150 mg/day in the first week and 300 mg/day in the second week of treatment. After 1 week at 300 mg/day, the dose of pregabalin was further increased to 600 mg/day in patients with

  7. Personality correlates of the Five-Factor Model for a sample of business owners/managers: associations with scores on Self-Monitoring, Type A Behavior, Locus of Control, and Subjective Well-being.

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    Morrison, K A

    1997-02-01

    Bivariate relationships were examined between scores on the Five-Factor Model of personality and four personality dimensions including Self-monitoring, Locus of Control, Type A Behavior, and Subjective Well-being. Data were collected from 307 franchise business owner/managers from four different industries. Scores for Self-monitoring were positively related to those on Extraversion; Self-monitoring was the only personality measure significantly correlated with scores on Openness to Experience. Scores for Type A Behavior, measured by the Jenkins Activity Survey, were negatively correlated with Agreeableness and positively correlated with those for Extraversion. Somewhat surprisingly, the score for Type A Behavior had a relatively low correlation with the score for Conscientiousness. Scores for Subjective Well-being and Locus of Control were most strongly correlated with the positive pole of Neuroticism (Emotional Stability), Conscientiousness, and Extraversion. Possible explanations for the observed relationships are discussed.

  8. Single-nucleotide polymorphism rs7754840 of CDKAL1 is associated with impaired insulin secretion in nondiabetic offspring of type 2 diabetic subjects and in a large sample of men with normal glucose tolerance

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    Stancáková, Alena; Pihlajamäki, Jussi; Kuusisto, Johanna;

    2008-01-01

    CONTEXT: CDKAL1 is a recently discovered susceptibility gene for type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate the impact of rs7754840 of CDKAL1 on insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity, and risk of type 2 diabetes. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: Study 1 (the EUGENE2 study) was a cross......)) participated. In study 2, subjects included 3900 middle-aged men (533 type 2 diabetic and 3367 nondiabetic subjects). Interventions: Interventions included iv glucose-tolerance test (IVGTT), oral glucose-tolerance test (OGTT), and euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp in study 1 and OGTT in study 2. MAIN OUTCOME...... MEASURES: Parameters of insulin secretion, insulin resistance, and glucose tolerance status were assessed. RESULTS: In study 1, carriers of the GC and CC genotypes of rs7754840 had 11 and 24% lower first-phase insulin release in an IVGTT compared with that in carriers of the GG genotype (P = 0.002). The C...

  9. Gnathological features in growing subjects

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    Ballanti, Fabiana; Ranieri, Salvatore; Baldini, Alberto; Pavoni, Chiara; Bollero, Patrizio; Cozza, Paola

    2013-01-01

    Summary Aim Aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in a sample of consecutive subjects. Materials and methods TMDs were recorded in a sample of 580 subjects (279 M, 301 F; mean age: 13.4y). For each subject a case history was compiled to evaluate the social and demographic parameters. An extraoral exam was effected to point out the face proportions, and an intraoral exam was performed to analyze dental occlusion, mandibular deviation during opening, presence of cross-bites, overjet and overbite. A functional exam was carried out to evaluate mandibular movements and to find joint sounds and myofascial pain. The sample was divided into 6 groups according to the: gender, age (ages 6y–11y and 12y–16y), Angle Dental Class, cross-bite, midline deviation and chewing side. For this investigation latex gloves, a millimeter calipers (precision 0,01 mm) and a phonendoscope were used. The percentages of signs and symptoms were compared using the ?2-test with Yates correction to determine the differences among the groups for the rates of TMDs, reduced opening/lateral/protrusive movements, and myofascial pain. Results The prevalence of TMDs in the total sample was 13,9%. Among 6y–11y subjects the percentage of TMD was 7,3% while it was 16,1% among 12y–16y subjects (?2=1.634;; p=0.201). Females showed a percentage of 16,6% of TMDs while males one of 10,8% (?2=0.556;; p=0.456). According to angle malocclusion, the prevalence was 14% in subjects with Class I malocclusion, 15% in sample with Class II and 9% in patients with Class III (?2=0.540;; p=0.763). According to presence or absence of crossbite, prevalence of TMD signs and symptoms was 13,8% among subjects without crossbite and 14,3% among subjects with crossbite, with no significant difference between the two subgroups (?2= 0,047619;; p=0.050). In relation of midline deviation, prevalence of TMDs was 15% in subjects without deviation, 15,8% in functional deviation

  10. Technical economical study of plaster production in a continuous rotate kiln using natural gas; Estudo tecnico-economico do processo de producao de gesso em forno rotativo continuo com uso de gas natural

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    Benachour, M. [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Santos, Valdemir A. dos [Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Recife, PE (Brazil); Peres, Luciano dos S. [Instituto de Tecnologia de Pernambuco (ITEP), Recife, PE (Brazil); Campos, Michel F. [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Zimmerle, Sergio R.T.S. [Companhia Pernambucana de Gas - COPERGAS, Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    At Araripe Gypsum Site, Pernambuco State, gypsum is dehydrated to produce plaster using wood and BPF oil as major fuels, which generate serious environmental impacts. Natural gas provides important advantages over conventional fuels. Using this gas improves the thermal efficiency of direct contact process, producing no contamination in final product, also reducing considerably environmental pollution levels. In this scope, a rotate kiln was designed in pilot scale, where was carried out gypsum dehydration tests to produce beta plaster using natural gas. In this work are presented mathematical models to simulate the axial profiles of the gypsum conversion and the gas and solid temperatures on the axial length of the kiln. The mathematical models are used as restrictions to obtention of the operational optimized conditions to a minimum gypsum conversion of the 85%. The simulation results were compared to experimental ones and were obtained a good agreement between both the values. (author)

  11. Sensibility and Subjectivity: Levinas’ Traumatic Subject

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    Rashmika Pandya

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The importance of Levinas’ notions of sensibility and subjectivity are evident in the revision of phenomenological method by current phenomenologists such as Jean-Luc Marion and Michel Henry. The criticisms of key tenants of classical phenomenology, intentionality and reduction, are of a particular note. However, there are problems with Levinas’ characterization of subjectivity as essentially sensible. In “Totality and Infinity” and “Otherwise than Being”, Levinas criticizes and recasts a traditional notion of subjectivity, particularly the notion of the subject as the first and foremost rational subject. The subject in Levinas’ works is characterized more by its sensibility and affectedness than by its capacity to reason or affect its world. Levinas ties rationality to economy and suggests an alternative notion of reason that leads to his analysis of the ethical relation as the face-to-face encounter. The ‘origin’ of the social relation is located not in our capacity to know but rather in a sensibility that is diametrically opposed to the reason understood as economy. I argue that the opposition in Levinas’ thought between reason and sensibility is problematic and essentially leads to a self-conflicted subject. In fact, it would seem that violence characterizes the subject’s self-relation and, thus, is also inscribed at the base of the social relation. Rather than overcoming a problematic tendency to dualistic thought in philosophy Levinas merely reverses traditional hierarchies of reason/emotion, subject/object and self/other. 

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

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    赵凯; 张翔; 黄明华

    2011-01-01

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

  13. A Survey of Subject and Logical Subject

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    陈永亮

    1999-01-01

    @@ This paper discusses Subject and Logical Subject of the English language. The grammar rules complied by some grammarians will be focused on and induced in a fuller account of the survey, aiming simply at a common- sense justification of traditional sentence analysis. Subject, a familiar grammatical term, is one of the most basic to thetraditional of grammatical analysis. It reports the concept of the subject and its history conducted with learners of English who are involved in making further English programme in the education with deep grammar explorations. Both the teachers and the students face many problems in this area, which need to be made clear and definite. The non- finite verbs have their specific rules or objective laws stipulated or summed up by grammarians. These areas of intellectual inquiry ,like most other fields of language study, have represented profoundly intelligent and important investigation in to the English deep grammars.

  14. Eliciting Subjective Probabilities with Binary Lotteries

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    Harrison, Glenn W.; Martínez-Correa, Jimmy; Swarthout, J. Todd

    2014-01-01

    We evaluate a binary lottery procedure for inducing risk neutral behavior in a subjective belief elicitation task. Prior research has shown this procedure to robustly induce risk neutrality when subjects are given a single risk task defined over objective probabilities. Drawing a sample from...... the same subject population, we find evidence that the binary lottery procedure also induces linear utility in a subjective probability elicitation task using the Quadratic Scoring Rule. We also show that the binary lottery procedure can induce direct revelation of subjective probabilities in subjects...... with popular non-expected utility preference representations that satisfy weak conditions....

  15. Eliciting Subjective Probabilities with Binary Lotteries

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    Harrison, Glenn W.; Martínez-Correa, Jimmy; Swarthout, J. Todd

    We evaluate the binary lottery procedure for inducing risk neutral behavior in a subjective belief elicitation task. Harrison, Martínez-Correa and Swarthout [2013] found that the binary lottery procedure works robustly to induce risk neutrality when subjects are given one risk task defined over...... objective probabilities. Drawing a sample from the same subject population, we find evidence that the binary lottery procedure induces linear utility in a subjective probability elicitation task using the Quadratic Scoring Rule. We also show that the binary lottery procedure can induce direct revelation...... of subjective probabilities in subjects with certain Non-Expected Utility preference representations that satisfy weak conditions that we identify....

  16. Analysis of the strengthenings of mixed glass fibers E and fibers AR in plaster, as an alternative to monofiber (homogeneous strengthenings

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    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The company Vetrotex in collaboration with the Department of Architectural Constructions and their control (E.U.A.T of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, have deeply researched on plaster strengthened with glass fiber E. The conclusions of the influence of the dispersibility of glass fiber in the compound mechanical behavior and in its workability have been published in an earlier article. Here now are the results and conclusions of a study on mixed strengthenings of glass fibers E and AR combined at a 50%, as an alternative to the homogenous strengthening.

    La empresa Vetrotex, a través de sus técnicos y en colaboración con el Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su control (E.U.A.T de la UPM, decide acometer un estudio en profundidad de la escayola reforzada con fibra de vidrio E. En un primer artículo se presentaron las conclusiones sobre la influencia del grado de dispersabilidad de las fibras de vidrio en el comportamiento mecánico del compuesto y en su trabajabilidad. En este segundo artículo se presentan los resultados y conclusiones del estudio de los refuerzos mixtos de fibras de vidrio E en combinación al 50% con fibras de vidrio AR, como alteruativa a los refuerzos actuales homogéneos.

  17. 浅析高层剪力墙结构免抹灰施工技术%Free Plastering Construction Technology of High-rise Shear Wall Structure

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    李中军; 姜海波

    2014-01-01

    随着社会的发展,建筑规模和体量变大,高层住宅楼以现浇钢筋混凝土最为常见,如果粉刷,极其容易造成空鼓、裂缝等,而且会造成工期延误,材料浪费。本文以国营第七九五厂华星新家园1#住宅楼工程为例,对现浇混凝土剪力墙结构工程免抹灰施工技术进行了相关探讨。%With the development of the society, the construction scale and volume become large, with cast-in-place reinforced concrete commonly appears in high-rise residential buildings, if painted, it is extremely easy to cause the empty drum, cracks, etc., and can cause delays, material waste. This article, taking 1 # residential building project of Huaxing new homes of state-run seven nine five factory as an example, carries on the related discussion on the cast-in-place concrete free plastering construction technology of shear wall structure engineering.

  18. Development of Medical and Practical Plaster Operating Cart%医用实用型石膏材料操作车的研制

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    王艺

    2014-01-01

    The development process of a medical and practical plaster operating cart is introduced in this paper. The cart which is mainly made up of cart body, operation desk, accessory surface, funnel, waste entrance can meet the requirments of plasterfixing and residual cleaning. The cart with simple andfiexible operation method can help relevant staff to clear the residual materials with shorter time and less labor capacity. Thus the cart is very suitable to be used in the orthopedic wards.%本文阐述了一款医用实用型石膏材料操作车的研制过程。该车主要由车体、操作台面、辅助加长台面、抽拉漏斗、废料入口等组成,可满足各种石膏的制作及残料清理要求,操作方便,使用灵活,节时、节力,适用于骨科病房。

  19. Contractility of Plaster Mould for Arc Spraying Rapid Tooling%电弧喷涂快速制模用石膏母模的收缩性

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    刘峰; 陈巧; 杨伟

    2012-01-01

    对比试验研究了水膏比、水玻璃和羧甲基纤维素加入量对电弧喷涂快速制模用石膏母模收缩性的影响.结果表明,随着水玻璃和羧甲基纤维索加入量的增加,收缩率呈现增加的趋势;在同一水青比下,收缩率变化出现一个“峰值”,最小收缩率出现时羧甲基纤维素的加入量在0.15%~0.25%之间.%Influences of water-gypsum ratio, soluble glass and CMC on the contractility of the piaster mould for the arc spraying rapid tooling were investigated. The experimental results show thai contractility of plaster mould is increased with the increase of the content of the sodium silicate and CMC, and peak value can be oberved in the contractility at a fixed water-gypsum ratio. In addition. the minimum contractility appears with 0. 15%- 0.25% CMC.

  20. Efficacy and safety of the Betamethasone valerate 0.1% plaster in mild-to-moderate chronic plaque psoriasis: a randomized, parallel-group, active-controlled, phase III study.

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    Naldi, Luigi; Yawalkar, Nikhil; Kaszuba, Andrzej; Ortonne, Jean-Paul; Morelli, Paolo; Rovati, Stefano; Mautone, Giuseppe

    2011-06-01

    Corticosteroids are a versatile option for the treatment of mild-to-moderate psoriasis due to their availability in a wide range of potencies and formulations. Occlusion of the corticosteroid is a widely accepted procedure to enhance the penetration of the medication, thereby improving its effectiveness. Betamethasone valerate (BMV) is a moderately potent corticosteroid that is available as a cream, ointment, and lotion. A ready-to-use occlusive dressing, which provides a continuous sustained release of BMV, has been developed for the treatment of psoriasis. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new BMV 0.1% plaster compared with a BMV 0.1% cream in patients with mild-to-moderate chronic plaque psoriasis. This was a prospective, randomized, assessor-blind, parallel-group, active-controlled, multicenter, phase III study. Eligible outpatients (aged ≥18 years) with a diagnosis of stable, chronic plaque psoriasis vulgaris with two to four plaques on extensor surfaces of limbs were randomized to receive BMV 0.1% plaster or BMV 0.1% cream for 3-5 weeks; patients with resolution of target plaques then entered a 3-month, treatment-free, follow-up period. The number of patients showing clearing of plaques (remission) at 3 weeks (primary endpoint) and at 5 weeks was independently evaluated from digitized images of target plaques by two blinded assessors, and also assessed by the investigator and patient. Additional endpoints were (i) change from baseline in target plaque size and in Psoriasis Global Assessment (PGA) score, as evaluated by the blinded assessors, investigator, and patient; (ii) change from baseline in symptom (itching, soreness) severity; (iii) treatment satisfaction and ease of use; (iv) clearing and relapse during the follow-up period; and (v) adverse events (AEs). Patients (n = 231) were screened and randomized to treatment with BMV 0.1% plaster (n = 116) and BMV 0.1% cream (n = 115). Significantly more patients achieved clearing after 3

  1. 海底取样技术发展现状及工作原理概述 ——海底取样技术专题之一%Introduction to the Status Quo and Operating Principle of Seabed Samplers--Part I of the subject on seabed sampling

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    补家武; 鄢泰宁; 昌志军

    2001-01-01

    Seabed sampling has important station in ocean exploration and exploitation, and it also is an important aspect of exploration engineering' s application. As the first part of the subject on seabed sampling, the paper discusses foreign seabed sampler's developing state and operating mechanism, starting with describing the importance of seabed sampling and the classification of sampler.%从海底取样的意义和取样器的分类人手,阐述了国外海底取样器的发展现状及其工作原理,包括非可控式的冲击式,压入、射入式,吸入式;可控式的气动、液动冲击式,振动式,回转式等。

  2. A subjective scheduler for subjective dedicated networks

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    Suherman; Fakhrizal, Said Reza; Al-Akaidi, Marwan

    2017-09-01

    Multiple access technique is one of important techniques within medium access layer in TCP/IP protocol stack. Each network technology implements the selected access method. Priority can be implemented in those methods to differentiate services. Some internet networks are dedicated for specific purpose. Education browsing or tutorial video accesses are preferred in a library hotspot, while entertainment and sport contents could be subjects of limitation. Current solution may use IP address filter or access list. This paper proposes subjective properties of users or applications are used for priority determination in multiple access techniques. The NS-2 simulator is employed to evaluate the method. A video surveillance network using WiMAX is chosen as the object. Subjective priority is implemented on WiMAX scheduler based on traffic properties. Three different traffic sources from monitoring video: palace, park, and market are evaluated. The proposed subjective scheduler prioritizes palace monitoring video that results better quality, xx dB than the later monitoring spots.

  3. Identification of subjects at risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome

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    2013-01-01

    Described is the use of enterotyping of the gut microbiota for identifying a subject at risk of developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and/or diagnosing a subject suffering from IBS, as well as method for identifying a subject at risk of developing IBS and/or diagnosing a subject suffering from IBS by enterotypes a test sample derived from a subject

  4. Identificationof subjects at risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome

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    2013-01-01

    Described is the use of enterotyping of the gut microbiota for identifying a subject at risk of developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and/or diagnosing a subject suffering from IBS, as well as method for identifying a subject at risk of developing IBS and/or diagnosing a subject suffering from IBS by enterotypes a test sample derived from a subject

  5. Subject in first person--subject in third person: subject, subjectivity, and intersubjectivity.

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    Lazar, R

    2001-09-01

    In this article, the author traces the history of the concepts of subject, subjectivity, and intersubjectivity in different psychoanalytic theories in the last decades. She argues that the uniqueness of these concepts and their different implications were not emphasized enough. The author discusses the various implications and contexts of the concept of subject in psychoanalytic theory proper and to relate as to: (1). The need to distinguish between the concepts of subject and subjectivity; (2). The mutual interdependence of the subject and his subjectivity and the intersubjective domain (both in the development of the individual and in theoretical thought pertaining to it). Her point of departure is from the position of the subject as a free creature, the centrality of the experiencing individual, from his/her perspective--the subject in the first person. She tries to explain the paradox implicit in the experiential dimension, the place of the other as participant, as both negating and recognizing--the subject in the third person. She suggests the interdependency of the first-person experience of subjectivity on the intersubjective dimension.

  6. The Validity of Subjects in Korean Dental Technicians' Licensing Examination

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    Woong-chul Kim

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available This study prepared a basic framework for the development and improvement of Korean Dental Technicians' Licensing Examination, based on actual test questions. A peer review was conducted to ensure relevance to current practices in dental technology. For the statistical analysis, 1000 dental laboratory technicians were selected; specialists in dental laboratory technology (laboratory owners, educators, etc. were involved in creating valid and reliable questions. Results indicated that examination subjects should be divided into three categories: basic dental laboratory theory, dental laboratory specialties, and a practical examination. To ensure relevance to current practice, there should be less emphasis on basic dental laboratory theory, including health-related laws, and more emphasis on dental laboratory specialties. Introduction to dental anatomy should be separated from oral anatomy and tooth morphology; and fixed prosthodontics should be separated from crown and bridge technology and dental ceramics technology. Removable orthodontic appliance technology should be renamed 'orthodontic laboratory technology'. There should be less questions related to health related law, oral anatomy, dental hygiene, dental materials science and inlay, while the distribution ratio of questions related to tooth morphology should be maintained. There should be a decrease in the distribution ratio of questions related to crown and bridge technology, dental ceramics technology, complete dentures and removable partial dentures technology, and orthodontic laboratory technology. In the practical examination, the current multiple choice test should be replaced with tooth carving using wax or plaster. In dental laboratory specialties, subjects related to contemporary dental laboratory technology should be included in the test items.

  7. Sampling algorithms

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    Tillé, Yves

    2006-01-01

    Important progresses in the methods of sampling have been achieved. This book draws up an inventory of methods that can be useful for selecting samples. Forty-six sampling methods are described in the framework of general theory. This book is suitable for experienced statisticians who are familiar with the theory of survey sampling.

  8. Balanced sampling

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    Brus, D.J.

    2015-01-01

    In balanced sampling a linear relation between the soil property of interest and one or more covariates with known means is exploited in selecting the sampling locations. Recent developments make this sampling design attractive for statistical soil surveys. This paper introduces balanced sampling

  9. Sample Design.

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    Ross, Kenneth N.

    1987-01-01

    This article considers various kinds of probability and non-probability samples in both experimental and survey studies. Throughout, how a sample is chosen is stressed. Size alone is not the determining consideration in sample selection. Good samples do not occur by accident; they are the result of a careful design. (Author/JAZ)

  10. Balanced sampling

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    Brus, D.J.

    2015-01-01

    In balanced sampling a linear relation between the soil property of interest and one or more covariates with known means is exploited in selecting the sampling locations. Recent developments make this sampling design attractive for statistical soil surveys. This paper introduces balanced sampling

  11. Zile Elbaşoğlu Camii’nin Sıvalar Altında Kalan Gizemi The Mystery Of The Zile-Elbaşoğlu Mosque Remains Under Plasters

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    Ali Murat AKTEMUR

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Elbaşoğlu Mosque was built in 1801 by Ahmet Aga, clean-cutstone architecture, square, rectangular with remarkable inscriptionsElbaşoğlu Mosque is one of the local mosque, wood-backed and woodenceilings. Until 2007, the walls and the ceiling, and even the altar,wooden support, wood columns, wooden gallery, galleries, in short, allthe wooden elements of the mosque was covered with oil on sweet-limeplaster. In 2007, during the repair of the roof of a simple chance, withplaster falling due to the flowing water under the pen-and-repair workon the emergence of ornaments and wooden decorations samples, thenstopped cleaning and scraper operations in the administration of theGeneral Directorate of Foundations in the interior of the mosque penrichsamples of work, with examples of wooden decorative plaster underthe mystery was revealed.Cover at the top of the walls combined with Harim calligraphy ona black background with spots, including a concave border of the beltframed verse was written. Verse generation raised on the corners of theceiling moldings created crash of beads, triangle, octagon in the middleof a field, and thus created the split surfaces. Located in the middle ofthe octagon octagon-shaped belly, finished with carving technique,baroque decorated with floral motifs. the four corners of the triangularroof panels are decorated with reliefs excess plastic plant. Pen-workdecoration floral motifs on the walls, gallery, pulpits, pillars, such asthe carved wooden elements fall floral and geometric motifs are carvedin the mosque offers a wealth of eye-catching as almost free space left.Made in 1801, in the early years of the Republic, the region'sunique sweet-lime paint on plaster taken off this rich decoration, woodart and pen-work ornamentation Turkey offers one of the richest. Tokat Zile’de Elbaşoğlu Ahmet Ağa tarafından 1801 yılında inşa ettirilen, düzgün kesme taş mimarisi, kitabeleri ile dikkat çeken, kareye yakın dikd

  12. Slice Sampling

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    Neal, R M

    2000-01-01

    Markov chain sampling methods that automatically adapt to characteristics of the distribution being sampled can be constructed by exploiting the principle that one can sample from a distribution by sampling uniformly from the region under the plot of its density function. A Markov chain that converges to this uniform distribution can be constructed by alternating uniform sampling in the vertical direction with uniform sampling from the horizontal `slice' defined by the current vertical position, or more generally, with some update that leaves the uniform distribution over this slice invariant. Variations on such `slice sampling' methods are easily implemented for univariate distributions, and can be used to sample from a multivariate distribution by updating each variable in turn. This approach is often easier to implement than Gibbs sampling, and more efficient than simple Metropolis updates, due to the ability of slice sampling to adaptively choose the magnitude of changes made. It is therefore attractive f...

  13. The Subject of Exemption

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    Hamre, Bjørn; Fristrup, Tine; Christensen, Gerd

    2016-01-01

    This article examines the constructions of the deviant subject in Danish Foucauldian educational research. Following the work of Foucault, we argue that the deviant subject, on the one hand, could be considered as a subject of exemption. In this case, exemption is deduced from Foucault’s understa...... discourses of general education. Thus, this article argues that Foucauldian disability studies could benefit from taking into account Foucauldian research in the field of general education. Until recently, the two research fields have been mutually isolated.......This article examines the constructions of the deviant subject in Danish Foucauldian educational research. Following the work of Foucault, we argue that the deviant subject, on the one hand, could be considered as a subject of exemption. In this case, exemption is deduced from Foucault...

  14. 水杨酸普鲁兰糖涂膜剂体内外透皮释放初步评价%Preliminary evaluation of the transdermal release of salicylic acid pullulan plaster in vitro and in vivo

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    李海鹰; 杨文智; 王芳; 蒋元勋; 申世刚

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To prepare salicylic acid pullulan plaster (SAPP) and investigate its release in vitro and in vivo. METHODS An HPLC method was established for the determination of salicylic acid in receptor cell. The permeation rate and penetration mechanism of SAPP through rat skin in vitro were examined using the standing posture Franz's type diffusion cell. Another HPLC method was developed to determine the salicylic acid plasma concentration and then employed to study the phar-macokinetics of salicylic acid after using plaster in rabbits. RESULTS The permeation tests through excised rat skin demonstrated that the optimized salicylic acid controlled-release plaster exhibited Higuchi model. The salicylic acid plasma concentration with ultrasonic rose quickly and reached a peak (Cmax ,39 μg·mL-1) after 0. 5 h whereas a peak (Cmax,35 μg·mL-1) after 1 h without ultrasonic. The areas under plasma concentration curves (AUC) of salicylic acid using plaster with ultrasonic was also better than that without ultrasonic. CONCLUSION Pullulan could be a matrix of plaster. Salicylic acid in the plaster was delayed release. SAPP with ultrasonic administration showed a slightly increased AUC value. It was evident that the SAPP with ultrasonic exhibited good transdermal delivery properties. There was a high correlation between in vitro transdermal delivery and in vivo percutaneous absorption using SAPP,and the salicylic acid release in -vitro could predict its absorption in vivo.%目的:对自制水杨酸普鲁兰糖涂膜剂进行体内外透皮释放行为考察.方法:自制3批涂膜剂,采用HPLC法测定涂膜剂中水杨酸含量.选取昆明种小鼠鼠皮,用立式扩散池评价涂膜剂中水杨酸体外释放行为;选用新西兰兔背敷涂膜剂,测定兔体内水杨酸的药时曲线,并考察超声促透效果.结果:自制水杨酸普鲁兰糖涂膜剂体外释放缓慢,释放过程可用Higuchi方程模拟.兔体内药时曲线显示,水杨酸血药浓度1h

  15. [Further characterization of percutaneous analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine--the patient preference for smell/fragrance of cataplasm or plaster based on results of 2,351 outpatient questionnaires].

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    Ijiri, Shinichiro

    2012-08-01

    This single center questionnaire survey began in 13 February 2012 and ended in 13 April 2012 at our clinic. Patients were received the questionnaire to measure preference about smell/fragrance of percutaneous analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine, including cataplasm or plaster. The questionnaire consisted of the following two questions: [which do you prefer, fragrance free medicine or fragrance medicine? why do you prefer either one?] We studied 2,351 outpatients (613 male and 1,738 female) aged 64.9 +/- 17.2 years, had had various orthopedic diseases. Sixteen hundred and fifty patients (retired persons, housewives, and students) did not have work, and 701 patients had work. Of 701 patients, 325 patients had work as a service trade. Fifteen hundred and thirteen patients (64.4%) preferred fragrance free medicine, and only 76 patients (3.2%) preferred fragrance medicine. The others (32.4%) answered that whichever could be sufficient. Patients who preferred fragrance free medicine were significantly younger than patients who preferred fragrance medicine (64.9 +/- 16.7 years and 69.0 +/- 13.2 years, respectively). Of patients who preferred fragrance free medicine, 37.4 % of patients answered that they wanted to make it secret to have cataplasm or plaster, and 15.7% of patients answered that they would be troubled if a smell occurs during work. Compared with male patients, female patients tended to prefer fragrance free medicine, irrespective of age. Furthermore, female patients had had work as a service trade, were more likely to prefer fragrance free medicine, compared with female patients had had no job (77.5 % versus 64.9%, psmell/fragrance, as more important factor, as well as effectiveness, safety, and sticky, on the occasion of prescription of cataplasm or plaster.

  16. Clinical Study of Auricular Plaster Therapy for Post-laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Nausea and Vomiting%耳穴压豆缓解腹腔镜胆囊切除术后恶心、呕吐的临床研究

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    费华华; 贾丽萍

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察耳穴压豆缓解腹腔镜胆囊切除术后恶心、呕吐的效果。方法将240例腹腔镜胆囊切除术患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,每组120例。两组均采用常规护理,治疗组在此基础上给予耳穴压豆治疗。观察两组恶心、呕吐发生情况。结果治疗组恶心、呕吐发生率为46.7%,对照组为60.8%,两组比较差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论耳穴压豆法能缓解腹腔镜胆囊切除术后患者恶心、呕吐症状。%Objective To investigate the efficacy of auricular plaster therapy for post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy nausea and vomiting. Methods Two hundred and forty laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients were randomly allocated to treatment and control groups, 120 cases each. Both groups received routine nursing care. In addition, the treatment group received auricular plaster therapy. The incidence of nausea and vomiting was observed in the two groups.Results The incidence of nausea and vomiting was 46.7% in the treatment group and 60.8% in the control group; there was a statistically significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05).Conclusion Auricular plaster therapy can relieve postoperative nausea and vomiting in laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients.

  17. Clinical observation on treating tennis elbow with the Jingu Tongxiao plaster%自制筋骨痛消黑膏药治疗网球肘56例疗效观察

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    李宝玉

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To investigate clinical efficacy of the Jingu Tongxiao plaster on tennis elbow. Methods: 112 patients were randomly divided into two groups, the control was given the Qizheng Xiaotong plaster; the treatment was treated with the Jingu Tongxiao plaster, once a week, clinical effects were observed in 3 weeks. Results: The total efficacy in the treatment was 98.2%, cure and effective rates were 92.9%; the total efficacy in the control was 78.6%, curative and effective rates were 53.6%; clinical efficacy in the treatment was better than that in the treatment, the difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). Conclusion: The Jingu Tongxiao plaster was confirmed with good results, and was worthy of clinical promotion.%目的:观察自制筋骨痛消黑膏药外贴治疗网球肘的疗效。方法:将112例患者随机分为两组,对照组56例予奇正消痛贴常规治疗。治疗组予自制筋骨痛消黑膏药外贴治疗,一周一次,连续治疗三周后,观察比较两组疗效。结果:治疗后,治疗组总有效率98.2%,愈显率92.9%,对照组总有效率78.6%,愈显率53.6%,治疗组明显优于对照组。两组比较,差异有显著性意义(P<0.01)。结论:自制筋骨痛消黑膏药治疗网球肘疗效确切,值得临床推广应用。

  18. The Construction Technique of Autoclaved Lightweight Concrete (NALC)Masonry Free Plastering%轻质蒸压加气混凝土(NALC)砌块免抹灰式施工技术

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    孙国芳

    2011-01-01

    介绍了轻质蒸压加气混凝土(NALC)砌块的适用范围,论述了NALC砌块免抹灰施工的工艺流程及操作特点,质量标准及保证措施.%It introduces the applicable scope, and the process principle ot Autoclaved Lightweight Concrete( N ALC)Masonry.It tells the process and the operating characteristics of NALC Masonry Free Plastering, and the assurance measures.

  19. 复方角菜酸酯乳膏应用于肛瘘肛周脓肿术后的疗效观察%Efficacy observation of compound carraghenates emulsifiable plaster in postoperative perianal abscess of anal fistula

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    张文兵

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of compound carraghenates emulsifiable plaster in postoperative perianal abscess of anal fistula. Methods Seventy - eight anal fistula patients with perianal abscess in our hospital were selected and randomly divided into control group ( n = 39) and treatment group ( n - 39). The two groups received relevant operation according to their own conditions. The control group received Shengji Yuhong plaster after operation,and the treatment group received compound carraghenates emulsifiable plaster after operation. The pain condition of perianal wound and postoperative wound healing time of the two groups were compared. Results The rate of grade 3 pain in the treatment group was obviously lower than that in the control group (P<0.01). The rate of wound healing with 14 d,21 d in the treatment group were obviously higher than that in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion Compound carraghenates emulsifiable plaster for postoperative perianal abscess of anal fistula has proved effect on releasing wound pain and promoting wound repair. It s worthy of clinical application.%目的 探讨复方角菜酸酯乳膏应用于肛瘘肛周脓肿术后的临床疗效.方法 选取本院收治的肛瘘肛周脓肿患者78例,随机分为2组,各39例.2组患者均根据自身肛瘘肛周脓肿病情,采取相应的手术治疗,对照组于术后使用生肌玉红膏治疗,治疗组于术后使用复方角菜酸酯乳膏治疗.比较2组术后肛周创面的疼痛情况以及术后创面愈合的时间.结果 治疗组术后Ⅲ级疼痛的比例显著低于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).治疗组术后用药后创面在14 d、21d内愈合的比例明显大于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 复方角菜酸酯乳膏对肛瘘肛周脓肿术后减轻创面疼痛和促进创面的修复具有确切的临床疗效,值得临床推广.

  20. Experimental Study on Optimization of Phosphogypsum Plaster Mix Proportion for Backfill Strength%磷石膏膏体充填材料强度优化配比试验研究

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    张小瑞; 赵国彦; 李地元; 孙智慧

    2015-01-01

    为研究贵州开磷矿业总公司采用磷石膏和黄磷渣胶结充填采空区的可行性,在实验室测试了磷石膏及黄磷渣的主要物理化学性质,制备了不同浓度不同配比的充填料浆,并测试其坍落度、泌水率和不同龄期的单轴抗压强度。采用正交试验设计优化磷石膏膏体配比,并采用Mathematica对强度数据进行拟合,得出本次试验的最优结果为:磷石膏膏体充填料的最优质量比为黄磷渣∶磷石膏=1∶4,添加CaO质量为5%,磷石膏膏体质量浓度为67%~68%。在该配比条件下,磷石膏膏体充填体28 d单轴抗压强度为2.15~3.42 MPa,可满足矿山安全生产需求,并显著降低料浆泌水率。%In order to probe into the feasibility of backfilling the mined⁃out area with cemented mixture of phosphogypsum and yellow phosphorus slag for Guizhou Kaiyang Phosphorous Mine Bureau, backfill material with different slurry concentration and different proportioning were prepared based on the laboratory tests on the physical and mechanical properties of phosphogypsum and yellow phosphorus slag, for which the slump, bleeding rate and uniaxial compressive strength were also tested. Afterwards, orthogonal regression method was adopted to optimize the proportion of phosphogypsum plaster in the design and Mathematica was then used for strength data fit, leading to the optimized proportions of phosphogypsum plaster as backfill material as follows: the ratio of yellow phosphorus slag to phosphogypsum at 1∶4, addition of CaO in quantities of 5%, mass concentration of phosphogypsum plaster at 67%~68%. With such proportioning, the phosphogypsum plaster has a uniaxial compressive strength of 2.15~3.42 MPa after 28 days of aging with bleeding rate notably reduced, which can meet the safety requirement for mining production.

  1. Subjective poverty line definitions

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    J. Flik; B.M.S. van Praag (Bernard)

    1991-01-01

    textabstractIn this paper we will deal with definitions of subjective poverty lines. To measure a poverty threshold value in terms of household income, which separates the poor from the non-poor, we take into account the opinions of all people in society. Three subjective methods will be discussed

  2. Subjective poverty line definitions

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    J. Flik; B.M.S. van Praag (Bernard)

    1991-01-01

    textabstractIn this paper we will deal with definitions of subjective poverty lines. To measure a poverty threshold value in terms of household income, which separates the poor from the non-poor, we take into account the opinions of all people in society. Three subjective methods will be discussed a

  3. Subjective safety in traffic.

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    2012-01-01

    The term ‘subjective safety in traffic’ refers to people feeling unsafe in traffic or, more generally, to anxiety regarding being unsafe in traffic for oneself and/or others. Subjective safety in traffic can lead to road users limiting their mobility and social activities, which is one of the

  4. Subjective safety in traffic.

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    2012-01-01

    The term ‘subjective safety in traffic’ refers to people feeling unsafe in traffic or, more generally, to anxiety regarding being unsafe in traffic for oneself and/or others. Subjective safety in traffic can lead to road users limiting their mobility and social activities, which is one of the reason

  5. Capillary sample

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    ... several times a day using capillary blood sampling. Disadvantages to capillary blood sampling include: Only a limited ... do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. Copyright 1997-2017, A.D.A.M., Inc. Duplication ...

  6. Visual perception of spatial subjects

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    Osterloh, K.R.S.; Ewert, U. [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin (Germany)

    2007-07-01

    Principally, any imaging technology consists of two consecutive, though strictly separated processes: data acquisition and subsequent processing to generate an image that can be looked at, either on a monitor screen or printed on paper. Likewise, the physiological process of viewing can be separated into vision and perception, though these processes are much more overlapping. Understanding the appearance of a subject requires the entire sequence from receiving the information carried e.g. by photons up to an appropriate processing leading to the perception of the subject shown. As a consequence, the imagination of a subject is a result of both, technological and physiological processes. Whenever an evaluation of an image is critical, also the physiological part of the processing should be considered. However, an image has two dimensions in the first place and reality is spatial, it has three dimensions. This problem has been tackled on a philosophical level at least since Platon's famous discussion on the shadow image in a dark cave. The mere practical point is which structural details can be perceived and what may remain undetected depending on the mode of presentation. This problem cannot be resolved without considering each single step of visual perception. Physiologically, there are three 'tools' available to understanding the spatial structure of a subject: binocular viewing, following the course of perspective projection and motion to collect multiple aspects. Artificially, an object may be cut in various ways to display the interior or covering parts could be made transparent within a model. Samples will be shown how certain details of a subject can be emphasised or hidden depending on the way of presentation. It needs to be discussed what might help to perceive the true spatial structure of a subject with all relevant details and what could be misleading. (authors)

  7. Unifying Subjectivity and Objectivity

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    Murugesan Chandrasekaran

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The contribution of modern science to the progress of civilization is immeasurable. Even its tendency toward exclusive concentration on the objective world has had salutary effects of great value. Modern science has wiped away much that was merely superstitious or speculative. Its rejection of unfounded opinions and prejudices has helped the thinking mind question conventional beliefs, shed preferences and prejudices, and challenge established authority. But modern systems thinking inherited from natural science is the suppression of the subjective dimension of reality. Many complex systems are an attempt to define and represent all subjective experience in physical terms. The modern man has a bias towards objectivity. The powerful influence of sense impressions on his mind and thinking makes him ignore the subjective experience and consider only objective facts as a valid, legitimate and representation of reality. Observing objective factors that are physical is easier than observing subjective factors that are subtle. The mechanistic view of reality has led to the rejection of the role of the individual in social development as insignificant. The individuals determine the development of society. Their social power has its roots both in subjective factors and objective factors. Economy, politics, society, and culture are inseparable dimensions of a single integrated reality. Subject and object constitute an integrated whole. The mind sees them as separate and independent. Or it views one as completely subordinate to the other. Unbiased approach to the study of all human experiences may prove that subject and object are interdependent dimensions or elements of reality.

  8. RUSSIAN LAW SUBJECTS

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    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The question about the subjects of law branches is concerning the number of most important and difficult in law science. Its right decision influences on the subject of law regulation, precise definition of addressees of law norms, the volume of their rights and duties, the limits of action of norms of Main part of the branch, its principles. Scientific investigations, dedicated to law subjects system, promote the development of recommendations for the legislative and law applying activity; they are needed for scientific work organization and student training, for preparing qualified lawyers.

  9. Manual versus automated blood sampling

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    Teilmann, A C; Kalliokoski, Otto; Sørensen, Dorte B

    2014-01-01

    Facial vein (cheek blood) and caudal vein (tail blood) phlebotomy are two commonly used techniques for obtaining blood samples from laboratory mice, while automated blood sampling through a permanent catheter is a relatively new technique in mice. The present study compared physiological parameters......, glucocorticoid dynamics as well as the behavior of mice sampled repeatedly for 24 h by cheek blood, tail blood or automated blood sampling from the carotid artery. Mice subjected to cheek blood sampling lost significantly more body weight, had elevated levels of plasma corticosterone, excreted more fecal...... corticosterone metabolites, and expressed more anxious behavior than did the mice of the other groups. Plasma corticosterone levels of mice subjected to tail blood sampling were also elevated, although less significantly. Mice subjected to automated blood sampling were less affected with regard to the parameters...

  10. Language sampling

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    Rijkhoff, Jan; Bakker, Dik

    1998-01-01

    This article has two aims: [1] to present a revised version of the sampling method that was originally proposed in 1993 by Rijkhoff, Bakker, Hengeveld and Kahrel, and [2] to discuss a number of other approaches to language sampling in the light of our own method. We will also demonstrate how our ...... sampling method is used with different genetic classifications (Voegelin & Voegelin 1977, Ruhlen 1987, Grimes ed. 1997) and argue that —on the whole— our sampling technique compares favourably with other methods, especially in the case of exploratory research.......This article has two aims: [1] to present a revised version of the sampling method that was originally proposed in 1993 by Rijkhoff, Bakker, Hengeveld and Kahrel, and [2] to discuss a number of other approaches to language sampling in the light of our own method. We will also demonstrate how our...

  11. The Data Subject

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    Blume, Peter

    2015-01-01

    This article considers whether it is fortunate that data protection rules, as a starting point, apply to all physical persons as data subjects, or whether it would be better to differentiate between kinds of persons on grounds of their ability to act as a data subject. In order to protect all...... persons, it is argued that a principle of care should be part of data protection law....

  12. Language sampling

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    Rijkhoff, Jan; Bakker, Dik

    1998-01-01

    This article has two aims: [1] to present a revised version of the sampling method that was originally proposed in 1993 by Rijkhoff, Bakker, Hengeveld and Kahrel, and [2] to discuss a number of other approaches to language sampling in the light of our own method. We will also demonstrate how our...... sampling method is used with different genetic classifications (Voegelin & Voegelin 1977, Ruhlen 1987, Grimes ed. 1997) and argue that —on the whole— our sampling technique compares favourably with other methods, especially in the case of exploratory research....

  13. 耳尖放血加耳压治疗瘫痪卧床患者便秘的疗效观察%The curative effect observation of the apex auride bloodletting combined with auricular plaster therapy adopted for constipation of patients with paralysis lying on bed

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    相永梅; 刘桂玲

    2001-01-01

    @@Background: The patients with paralysis lying on bed for a long time are easy to constipate,which causes great pain to them,especially the patients with the complications of hypertension、coronary atherosclerotic cardiopathy,inclined to aggravate patients' state of illness even hazard their lives.So it is very important to choose fast and effective ways to resolve the constipation in time. Objective: To observe the curative effect of the apex auride bloodletting combined with auricular plaster therapy adopted for constipation of patients with paralysis lying on bed. Unit:Specialty of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of the General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region. Subject: There were 86 patients of constipation with paralysis lying on bed in this group,male 40 cases,female 46 cases,average ages 65.There were 58 cases in the control group,male 28 cases,femal 30 cases,average ages 63.5.There was statistic comparability on sex,age,course of disease,and so on between the two groups. Design: The patients in the therapeutic group were divided into two dialectical types: the showing of constipation of excess type was: stool had been obstructed for several days,they tried very hard when they were defecating,or fever,excessive thirst,liking cool,reddened tongue,dry rough and yellowish fur,slippery and replete pulse,or disterding pain in hypochondrium and abdomen;the showing of constipation of insufficiency type was: constipation,dim complexion,dizziness and palpitation,fatigue,pale tongue,thin and whitism fur,feeble and thready pulse,or liking warm and fearing cold,pale tongue,deep and slow pulse.Therapy were completed seperately according to the types.

  14. Clinical Observation on Acupuncture and Cupping Combined with Auricular Plaster Therapy in Treating 68 Cases of Acnes%针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗痤疮68例临床观察

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    刘君奇

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To observe therapeutic effects of acupuncture, cupping and auricular plaster therapy in treating acnes. Method: Sixty-eight patients were treated with acupuncture,cupping and auricular plaster therapy. Result: Among the patients, 36 cases were cured and accounted for 52.94%; 27 cases effective and 39.71%; five cases ineffective and 7.36%; total effective rate was 92.64%. Conclusion: Acupuncture, cupping and auricular therapy is effective for acnes.%目的:观察针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗痤疮的临床疗效.方法:针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗符合诊断标准的68 例痤疮患者.结果:治愈36 例,占52.94%;好转27 例,占39.71%;无效5 例,占7.36%;总有效率92.64%.结论:针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗痤疮临床疗效显著.

  15. 耳穴贴压配合隔姜灸治疗青年妇女经迟的体会%Experience on Auricular Plaster combined with Ginger Moxibustion in the Treatment of Delayed Menstrual Cycle of Young Women

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    朱茜

    2016-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of auricular plaster combined with ginger moxibustion in the treatment of delayed menstrual cycle of young women. Methods 30 cases of female patients with delayed menstrual cycle were selected. Their age are 20 years old to 40 years old. They were treated with auricular point sticking combined with ginger moxibustion. Results The total effective rate was 93. 33%. Conclusion The auricular plaster combined with ginger moxibustion in the treatment of delayed menstrual cycle of young women has clinical curative effect, and the operation method is simple and convenient. In clinical medication, there were no toxic side effects. It is convenient for the promotion in primary hospitals.%目的:观察耳穴贴压配合隔姜灸治疗年轻妇女经迟的疗效。方法选取年轻的经迟女性患者30例,年龄段为20岁~40岁,采用耳穴贴压联合隔姜灸进行治疗。结果总有效率达93.33%。结论耳穴贴压配合隔姜灸治疗年轻妇女经迟的疗效肯定,操作方法简单便捷,临床用药中,未见有毒副作用的案例,方便基层医院推广。

  16. 耳穴贴压对腹部手术患者术后疼痛干预的效果观察%Clinical Observation on Auricular-plaster Therapy Intervening Postoperative Pain of the Patients with Abdominal Surgery

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    唐秀琴; 王芳; 张海燕

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察耳穴贴压对腹部手术患者术后疼痛干预的临床效果。方法:将腹部手术患者185例采用完全随机法分为耳穴贴压护理干预组(耳压组)93例和对照组92例。2组患者均在术前、术后给予心理干预及常规护理。耳压组患者采用耳穴贴压以缓解疼痛。同时采用“视觉模拟评分法(visual analogue scale, VAS)”评定疼痛程度。观察2组患者术后72小时内伤口疼痛程度、止痛药使用情况、首次肛门排气平均时间等,并比较2组患者平均住院天数。结果:耳穴贴压护理法在减轻腹部手术患者术后伤口疼痛程度及缩短疼痛时间、促进胃肠功能恢复方面明显优于传统护理方法。结论:耳穴贴压护理干预能有效减轻腹部手术患者术后伤口疼痛程度、缩短疼痛时间、减少止痛药使用,并能促进胃肠功能的恢复,尽早肛门排气,能使患者提早进食,加快术后恢复,进而缩短住院天数。%Objective: To study curative effects of auricular-plaster therapy influencing postoperative pain of the patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Methods: All 185 patients were allocated to 93 cases of the intervention group (auricular-plaster therapy group) and 92 cases of the control group by total randomized method. Both groups were administered with psychological intervention and routine care before and after the surgery. The intervention group adopted auricular-plaster therapy to relieve the pain. The degree of the pain was judged by visual analogue scale (VAS). Wound pain degree in 72 hours after the surgery, the conditions of painkillers, average time of first anal exhaust and others of both groups were observed, average hospitalization days of the patients in both groups were compared at the same time. Results: Auricular-plaster therapy was superior to traditional nursing method in relieving wound pain degree of the patients after the surgery, shortening pain time

  17. Sampling Development

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    Adolph, Karen E.; Robinson, Scott R.

    2011-01-01

    Research in developmental psychology requires sampling at different time points. Accurate depictions of developmental change provide a foundation for further empirical studies and theories about developmental mechanisms. However, overreliance on widely spaced sampling intervals in cross-sectional and longitudinal designs threatens the validity of…

  18. [A comparison of convenience sampling and purposive sampling].

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    Suen, Lee-Jen Wu; Huang, Hui-Man; Lee, Hao-Hsien

    2014-06-01

    Convenience sampling and purposive sampling are two different sampling methods. This article first explains sampling terms such as target population, accessible population, simple random sampling, intended sample, actual sample, and statistical power analysis. These terms are then used to explain the difference between "convenience sampling" and purposive sampling." Convenience sampling is a non-probabilistic sampling technique applicable to qualitative or quantitative studies, although it is most frequently used in quantitative studies. In convenience samples, subjects more readily accessible to the researcher are more likely to be included. Thus, in quantitative studies, opportunity to participate is not equal for all qualified individuals in the target population and study results are not necessarily generalizable to this population. As in all quantitative studies, increasing the sample size increases the statistical power of the convenience sample. In contrast, purposive sampling is typically used in qualitative studies. Researchers who use this technique carefully select subjects based on study purpose with the expectation that each participant will provide unique and rich information of value to the study. As a result, members of the accessible population are not interchangeable and sample size is determined by data saturation not by statistical power analysis.

  19. Subject (of documents)

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    Hjørland, Birger

    2017-01-01

    This article presents and discuss the concept “subject” or subject matter (of documents) as it has been examined in library and information science (LIS) for more than 100 years. Different theoretical positions are outlined and it is found that the most important distinction is between document......-oriented views versus request-oriented views. The document-oriented view conceive subject as something inherent in documents, whereas the request-oriented view (or the policy based view) understand subject as an attribution made to documents in order to facilitate certain uses of them. Related concepts...... such as concepts, aboutness, topic, isness and ofness are also briefly presented. The conclusion is that the most fruitful way of defining “subject” (of a document) is the documents informative or epistemological potentials, that is, the documents potentials of informing users and advance the development...

  20. Subject (of documents)

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    Hjørland, Birger

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    This article presents and discuss the concept “subject” or subject matter (of documents) as it has been examined in library and information science (LIS) for more than 100 years. Different theoretical positions are outlined and it is found that the most important distinction is between document...... such as concepts, aboutness, topic, isness and ofness are also briefly presented. The conclusion is that the most fruitful way of defining “subject” (of a document) is the documents informative or epistemological potentials, that is, the documents potentials of informing users and advance the development......-oriented views versus request-oriented views. The document-oriented view conceive subject as something inherent in documents, whereas the request-oriented view (or the policy based view) understand subject as an attribution made to documents in order to facilitate certain uses of them. Related concepts...

  1. Subjective Rationalizability in Hypergames

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    Yasuo Sasaki

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A new solution concept for hypergames called subjective rationalizability is proposed. Hypergame theory is a game theoretical framework that deals with agents who may misperceive game structures and explicitly takes into account hierarchy of perceptions, that is, an agent’s view about another agent’s view and so on. An action of an agent is called subjectively rationalizable when the agent thinks it can be a best response to the other’s choices, each of which the agent thinks each agent thinks is a best response to the other’s choices, and so on. Then it is proved that subjective rationalizability is equivalent to the standard notion of rationalizability under a condition called inside common knowledge. The result makes the new solution concept a practical tool in hypergame analyses. Theoretically, it is characterized as such a concept that provides the precise implication, that is, predicted outcomes, of a given hypergame structure.

  2. The relationships between Internet addiction, subjective vitality, and subjective happiness.

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    Akın, Ahmet

    2012-08-01

    The aim of the present study is to examine the relationships between Internet addiction, subjective vitality, and subjective happiness. The participants were 328 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Online Cognition Scale, the Subjective Vitality Scale, and the Subjective Happiness Scale. According to the results, subjective vitality and subjective happiness were negatively predicted by Internet addiction. On the other hand, subjective happiness was positively predicted by subjective vitality. In addition, subjective vitality mediated the relationship between Internet addiction and subjective happiness. Results were discussed in light of the literature.

  3. Finitude, Aging and Subjectivity

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to analyze the relationship of man with death and its deployment in subjectivity and in aging. With this intent, we first present a brief history of the vision of death over time and after an analysis of the process of aging and dying according to the logic of biopolitical management. With death and old age increasingly distant from the horizons of life, subjectivity has been weakened. Thus, incorporating these aspects as part of existence constitutes one of the challenges to the thought as well as to the building of the self.  

  4. Community, subjectivity, and intersubjectivity.

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    Cronick, Karen

    2002-08-01

    This paper deals with the notions of "subjectivity," "intersubjectivity," and "community" from several different points of view that include subjective and intersubjective agency, a sense of community, the community as a social institution, and the idea of social justice. The context of these considerations can be found in the Community-Social-Psychological approach to social action as it is often practiced in Latin America. A review of these themes is considered important because different models of community intervention and practice may lead to different expressions of community interaction.

  5. Interaction, transference, and subjectivity

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    Lundgaard Andersen, Linda

    2012-01-01

    Fieldwork is one of the important methods in educational, social, and organisational research. In fieldwork, the researcher takes residence for a shorter or longer period amongst the subjects and settings to be studied. The aim of this is to study the culture of people: how people seem to make...... sense of their lives and which moral, professional, and ethical values seem to guide their behaviour and attitudes. In fieldwork, the researcher has to balance participation and observation in her attempts at representation. Consequently, the researcher’s academic and life-historical subjectivity...

  6. Influence of the number of layers of paris bandage plasters on the mechanical properties speciments used on orthopedic splints Influência do número de camadas na propriedade mecânica de espécimes fabricados com atadura gessada usados para confeccionar splints ortopédicos

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    Gustavo C. Vieira

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of varying numbers of layers of plaster of Paris bandages on the mechanical properties of specimens used on the construction of orthopedic splints. METHODS: Rectangular plate-shaped and cylinder-shaped specimens were constructed and assigned to two groups simulating plaster slabs and cast and further divided into six subgroups according to the number of layers used: 3, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 layers. The specimens were subjected to either a three-point bending test (plates/slab or compressive strength test (cylinders/cast. The following mechanical properties were evaluated: maximum load, elastic limit load and stiffness. Specimen weight was also calculated. Data was analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis and the least significant difference (LSD tests. RESULTS: Pairwise comparisons of the subgroups 10x12 and 10x14 revealed significant differences for all mechanical properties (pOBJETIVO: Avaliar as propriedades mecânicas de amostras fabricadas a partir de ataduras de gesso que são utilizadas em órteses ortopédicas e que variam quanto ao número de camadas. MÉTODOS: Foram confeccionados espécimes em forma de placa retangular e em forma cilíndrica, divididos em dois grupos que simulavam splint e gesso circular, os quais foram divididos em seis subgrupos de acordo com o número de camadas utilizadas, ou seja, três, seis, oito, dez, 12 e 14 camadas. Os espécimes foram submetidos a um teste de inclinação de três pontos (placas/splint ou teste de resistência à compressão (cilindros/gesso circular. As seguintes propriedades mecânicas foram avaliadas: carga máxima e carga no limite de elasticidade e rigidez. O peso da amostra foi calculado. Os dados foram analisados estatisticamente pelos testes de Kruskal-Wallis e diferença mínima significativa (DMS. Comparações pareadas entre os subgrupos 10x12 e 10x14 revelaram diferenças significativas para todas as propriedades mecânicas (p<0,05. RESULTADOS: Os

  7. Barron's SAT subject test

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    Jansen, MA, Robert

    2016-01-01

    Includes one diagnostic test and three complete tests, all questions answered and explained, self-assessment guides, and subject reviews. Also features test strategies, QR codes to short instructional videos, and a detailed appendix with equations, physical constants, and a basic math review.

  8. The Subjectivity of Participation

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    Nissen, Morten

    What is a 'we' – a collective – and how can we use such communal self-knowledge to help people? This book is about collectivity, participation, and subjectivity – and about the social theories that may help us understand these matters. It also seeks to learn from the innovative practices and ideas...

  9. Subjective Duration and Psychophysics

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    Eisler, Hannes

    1975-01-01

    Three models are proposed to describe the strategy applied by a subject when he is confronted with two successive time intervals and is required to deal with some relation between them, for example, by telling which was the longer by adjusting the second to match the first. (Author)

  10. Writing and the 'Subject'

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    Greve, Charlotte

    /page. It is, moreover, an index pointing to the painting/writing subject; it is a special deictic mode of painting/writing. The handwriting of the Russian avant-garde books, the poetics of handwriting, and the way handwriting is represented in poetry emphasize the way the subject (the speaking and the viewing....../reading subject) manifests itself in the material mark on the page. The study shows how this indexical reference to a ‘subject’ is manipulated and used as a mask through which a writer/painter can perform a certain ‘subject’. Through analyses of the various levels on which the ‘subject’ is represented...... in the early as well as the contemporary avant-garde, it becomes clear that the ‘subject’ is an unstable category that can be exposed to manipulation and play. Handwriting is performing as a signature (as an index), but is at the same time similar to the signature of a subject (an icon) and a verbal construct...

  11. SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION OF TRAINEES.

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    PEARCE, FRANK C.

    THIS REPORT GIVES A SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION OF THE GENERAL POPULATION FROM WHICH TRAINEES FOR THE MODESTO MULTI-OCCUPATIONAL PROJECT WERE SELECTED. IT INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE STUDY OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND OF A GROUP OF WHITE MIGRANTS WHO MOVED FROM THE EASTERN UNITES STATES TO CALIFORNIA. THE AUTHOR ALSO INCLUDED REFERENCES TO THE CHANGING…

  12. [Subjective cognition in schizophrenia].

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    Potvin, S; Aubin, G; Stip, E

    2017-02-01

    Given the extent, magnitude and functional significance of the neurocognitive deficits of schizophrenia, growing attention has been paid recently to patients' self-awareness of their own deficits. Thus far, the literature has shown either that patients fail to recognize their cognitive deficits or that the association between subjective and objective cognition is weak in schizophrenia. The reasons for this lack of consistency remain unexplained but may have to do, among others, with the influence of potential confounding clinical variables and the choice of the scale used to measure self-awareness of cognitive deficits. In the current study, we sought to examine the relationships between subjective and objective cognitive performance in schizophrenia, while controlling for the influence of sociodemographic and psychiatric variables. Eighty-two patients with a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder (DSM-IV criteria) were recruited. Patients' subjective cognitive complaints were evaluated with the Subjective Scale to Investigate Cognition in Schizophrenia (SSTICS), the most frequently used scale to measure self-awareness of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Neurocognition was evaluated with working memory, planning and visual learning tasks taken from Cambridge Neuropsychological Tests Automated Battery. The Stroop Color-Word test was also administered. Psychiatric symptoms were evaluated with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale and the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia. The relationships between subjective and objective cognition were evaluated with multivariate hierarchic linear regression analyses, taking into consideration potential confounders such as sociodemographic and psychiatric variables. Finally, a factor analysis of the SSTICS was performed. For the SSTICS total score, the regression analysis produced a model including two predictors, namely visual learning and Stoop interference performance, explaining a moderate portion of the variance

  13. 50例儿童髁上骨折石膏外固定术的临床疗效%Clinical effect of plaster external fixation in 50 cases of pediatric supracondylar fracture of humerus

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    庞红梅

    2014-01-01

    目的:分析石膏外固定治疗小儿肱骨髁上骨折的临床疗效。方法50例采用手法复位石膏托外固定治疗肱骨髁上骨折的患儿,分析术前术后骨折复位情况、术后近期和远期并发症的发生以及肘关节功能恢复的评定。结果所有病例均获得随访,随访时间3~6个月,平均4.7个月。全部病例手法复位成功,未有前臂骨筋膜室综合征,肱动脉、正中神经、桡神经及尺神经损伤发生,优良率74%。结论肱骨髁上骨折的手法复位石膏外固定治疗是小儿肱骨髁上骨折的重要治疗方法。%Objective To analyzed the clinical effect of plaster external fixation in the treatment of pediatric supracondylar fracture of humerus. Methods There were 50 pediatric supracondylar fracture of humerus cases, who received manual reposition with plaster external fixation. The analysis was made on fracture reduction, short-term and long-term postoperative complications, and elbow rehabilitation. Results Follow-up was taken on all cases for 3~6 months, with an average time of 4.7 months. All the fractures were manual reposited successfully. Cubital compartment syndrome, injury of brachial artery, median nerve, musculospiral nerve and ulnar nerve were not found in any of the cases, and the good rate was 74%. Conclusion The application of manual reposition with plaster external fixation is an important treatment method for pediatric supracondylar fracture of humerus.

  14. 止痛方配合耳穴贴压对痛经患者的疗效观察%Clinical efficacy of analgesic prescription combined with auricular plaster therapy for dysmenorrhea

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    韩冬梅; 廉印玲

    2016-01-01

    目的 观察止痛方配合耳穴贴压治疗痛经的效果.方法 收集本院门诊收治的痛经患者60例,分为治疗组和对照组,每组30例.治疗组采用止痛方(当归、熟地、赤芍、川芎、元胡、川楝子、蒲黄、五灵脂、乌药、川牛膝、小茴香、香附、枳壳、半夏、乳香)配合耳穴贴压疗法;对照组单用止痛方,比较两组的疗效.结果 治疗组总有效率93.3%,对照组总有效率73.3%,治疗组显著优于对照组(P<0.05).结论 痛方配合耳穴贴压治疗痛经的效果优于单用止痛方.%Objective To observe the efficacy of analgesic prescription combined with auricular plaster therapy in the treatment of dysmenorrhea.Methods Sixty dysmenorrhea patients treated in our hospital clinics from May 2013 to November 2011 were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group,30 patients in each group.The treatment group adopted the analgesic prescription (Angelica sinensis,prepared Rehmannia glutinosa,Radix Paeoniae Rubra,Ligusticum chuanxiong,Corydalis yanhusuo,Melia toosendan,Pollen Typhae,feces of Trogopterus xanthipes,Lindera aggregata,Cyathula officinalis,Foeniculum vulgare,Cyperus rotundus,Citrus aurantium,and Pinellia ternate and frankincense) combined with auricular plaster therapy,and the control group was treated with the analgesic prescription alone.The curative effects of 2 groups were compared.Results The total effectiveness of the treatment group was 93.3%,and the total effectiveness of the control group was 73.3%.The treatment group was better than the control group,and there was statistically significant difference (P < 0.05).Conclusion The analgesic prescription combined with auricular plaster therapy has better clinical efficacy than the analgesic prescription alone for the treatment of dysmenorrhea.

  15. Effect of Auricular Plaster Therapy plus Umbilical Application of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Opioid Action%耳穴贴压联合中药敷脐对阿片类药物作用的影响

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    吴辉渊

    2016-01-01

    ObjectiveTo investigate the effect of auricular plaster therapy plus umbilical application of Chinese herbal medicine on opioid analgesic action and adverse reactions.MethodOne hundred and twentypatients with cancer pain treated with opioids were randomly allocated to treatment and control groups. The treatment group received auricular plaster therapy plus umbilical application of Chinese herbal medicine. Opioid dosage and adverse reactions were observed in the two groups.ResultOpioid dosage, the severities of nausea, vomiting and defecation and the incidences of dizziness, somnolence, itching, urinary voiding difficulty and Respiratory inhibition decreased significantly and the quality of life improved significantly in the treatmentgroup compared with the control group.ConclusionAuricular plaster therapy plus umbilical application of Chinese herbal medicine can improve opioid analgesic effect and reduce the incidences and severities of adverse reactions.%目的:观察耳穴贴压联合中药敷脐对阿片类药物镇痛效果及不良反应的影响。方法将120例使用阿片类药物的癌性疼痛患者随机分为治疗组与对照组,治疗组采用耳穴贴压联合中药敷脐治疗,观察两组阿片类药物使用量及不良反应。结果与对照组比较,治疗组阿片类药物的用量明显减少,恶心呕吐、便秘的程度明显下降,头晕、嗜睡、瘙痒、排尿困难、呼吸抑制发生率明显减少,生活质量改善明显提高。结论耳穴贴压联合中药敷脐能增强阿片类药物的镇痛效果,减少不良反应发生率并降低其严重程度。

  16. 三黄膏与生肌膏联合治疗Ⅲ、Ⅳ期压疮的疗效分析%The effect of Sanhuang plaster and Myogenic ointment on stage m and Ⅳ bedsore

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    蔡淑珍; 梁华; 谭贵英

    2012-01-01

    Objective To discuss the effect of Sanhuang plaster and Myogenic ointment on stage Ⅲ and Ⅳ bedsore.Methods Sixty - eight patients with bedsore were divided into experimental group of 34 patients and control group of 34 patients.The patients of two groups were treated with sponge or alternate inflatable cushion for decompression,keeping skin clean and dry,helping rolling massage,nutrition intervention,debridement to remove necrotic tissue and clean the wound with normal saline and related whole - body treatment.The experimental group was also added with Sanhuang plaster and Myogenic ointment,while the control group was given external apphcation with antibiotics.The treatment analysis was made on the 21st day and the 35th day of the treatment.Results The treatment efficiency and the cure rate of the experimental group were obviously higher than those of the control group,the healing time was significantly shorter than that of control group ( both are p < 0.05 ).Conclusions Applying Sanhuang plaster and Myogenic ointment to the treatment of stage Ⅲ and Ⅳ bedsore can obviously shorten the healing time and improve the cure rate.%目的 探讨三黄膏与生肌膏联合治疗Ⅲ、Ⅳ期压疮的效果.方法 将68例压疮患者分为实验组和对照组各34例,两组患者均给予海绵垫或交替式充气垫减压、保持皮肤清洁干燥、协助翻身按摩、营养干预、清创去除坏死组织、生理盐水清洗创面等压疮护理措施及相应的全身治疗,实验组加用三黄膏与生肌膏外敷,对照组加用抗生素外敷.于治疗第21天、第35天进行治疗效果分析.结果 实验组患者治疗有效率及治愈率明显高于对照组,愈合时间明显短于对照组(均为P<0.05),差异有统计学意义.结论 应用三黄膏与生肌膏联合治疗Ⅲ、Ⅳ期压疮可明显缩短愈合时间,提高治愈率.

  17. OBSERVATION ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF ACUPOINT APPLICATION OF FAR-INFRARED ASTHMA-RELIEVING PLASTER FOR ASTHMA%远红外消喘康贴防治哮喘作用观察

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    卢向东; 吕慎从; 李振楩; 宋晓红; 姜爱华

    2007-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of acupoint application of Yuanhongwai Xiaochuankang Plaster(Far-infrared Asthma-relieving Plaster, FIRARP)for prevention and treatment of asthma. Methods Three hundred and sixty-six cases of bronchial asthma were randomly divided into treatment group(n=185)and control group(n=181).Patients of treatment group were treated with FIRARP and those of control group treated with external application of traditional "Sanfu(Dog-days) moxibustion" (herbal-paste-cake separated moxibustion) and acupoints used were Dàzhī(大椎GVl4),Fèishuù(肺俞 BLl3),Tiāntū(天突CV22),etc.which were given to the patients.Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and peak expiratory flow (PEF)of the pulmonary function were determined and the changes of main symptoms and signs were observed before and after the treatment. Results The pulmonary functions were eftectively improved, the symptoms were controlled, and the asthma attack was reduced in the two groups with no significant difference between the two groups(P>0.05).Conclusion There is no significant difference between Yuanhongwai Xiaochuankang Plaster and traditional "Sanfu moxibustion" on bronchial asthma. It may substitute for traditional "Sanfu moxibustion".%目的:观察远红外消喘康贴穴位贴敷疗法防治支气管哮喘的临床疗效.方法:将366例支气管哮喘患者随机分为治疗组185例和对照组181例,治疗组使用远红外消喘康贴治疗,对照组使用传统"三伏灸"药物外贴,治疗前后分别测定肺功能(FEV1、PEF)和观察主要症状与体征的变化情况.结果:两组疗法均能有效改善肺功能并控制症状,减少哮喘发作,治疗组和对照组在疗效之间差异无显著性意义(P>0.05).结论:远红外消喘康贴防治支气管哮喘,疗效与传统三伏灸疗法无明显差异,可以替代传统三伏灸疗法.

  18. Laboratory Sampling Guide

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    2012-05-11

    Polarized Light Microscopy ( PLM ). PLM with dispersion staining is used to analyze bulk samples. PLM is usually very specific, but some nonasbestiform...silicate amphiboles, such as fibrous tremolite, can compromise its specificity. PLM analysis reports an asbestos percentile range due to the subjective...Container Comments Unknown Bulk Material Characterization PLM /MC Wide mouth glass jar Polarized Light Microscopy/Materials Characterization ( PLM /MC

  19. Work sampling

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    Salas Bacalla, julio; FII-UNMSM

    2014-01-01

    Work sampling is a method of indirect measurement, which means instantaneous observations, to determine the amount of uptime or downtime in a production process El muestreo de trabajo es un método de medición indirecto, que mediante observaciones instantaneas, permite determinar la cantidad de tiempo en actividad o inactividad en un proceso productivo

  20. Study on accuracy of plaster model after alginate impression taken through using different trays%不同局部托盘制取藻酸盐印模后的石膏模型精确性研究

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    郭建敏

    2014-01-01

    were allocated to two groups of aluminum local trays and steel local trays according to the different materials used by local trays, and subjects were also allocated to 1-hour group and 12-hour group based on different measuring time. All groups were measured 6 times respectively.Results In the measuring of distance from proximal middle edge to distal middle edge, the differences between all the model groups and the standard model were statistically significant (P0.05).Conclusion During the production of alginate impression, the distance from distal middle edge to proximal middle edge is close to that of the standard model, and the precision of steel and aluminum trays impression is similar regarding the distance from proximal middle edge to distal middle edge. In clinical practice, for the production of two types of impressions of the distance from proximal middle edge to distal middle edge and the distance from distal middle edge to proximal middle edge, the differences of material, size and proportion of plaster model are not statistically significant.

  1. Curative Effects of Auricular Plaster Therapy Combined with Electroacupuncture on Lumbar Muscle Strain%耳穴贴压配合电针治疗腰肌劳损的疗效观察

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    黄志勇; 陈家凤; 黄臻; 高燕

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the auricular plaster therapy for enhancing the clinically curative effect of electroacupuncture treatment on lumbar muscle strain.Methods:90 lumbar muscle strain patients were randomly divided into an observation group ( auricular plaster therapy with electroacupuncture ) and a control group ( electroacupuncture) ,and each group had 45 cases.The observation group was treated with auricular plaster therapy combined with electroacupuncture, and the control group was treated with electroacupuncture.Observe the efficacy and SF-MPQ before and after treatment.Results:The total effective rate of the observation group and the control group was 93.33% and 77.78%,and there was a significant difference between two groups (P0.05).Compared with those before treatment, after treatment in two groups PRI feelling,PRI emotion, PRI total score,VAS,PPI score were significantly decreased (P<0.05), and the observation group decreased more significantly than the control group (P<0.05).Conclusion:Auricular plaster therapy can enhance the clinically curative effect of electroacupuncture on lumbar muscle strain,and it is a safe and effective method,which is worth clinical popularization and application.%目的:探讨耳穴贴压能否增强电针治疗腰肌劳损的临床疗效。方法:90例腰肌劳损患者随机分成观察组和对照组,每组各45例。观察组采用耳穴配合电针治疗,对照组采用电针治疗,观察两组的临床疗效及SF-MPQ评分的变化。结果:观察组和对照组的总有效率分别为93.33%和77.78%,两组比较有显著性差异( P<0.05)。治疗前两组患者PRI感觉、PRI情感、PRI总分、VAS、PPI共5个项目评分差异无统计学意义( P>0.05);与治疗前相比,治疗后两组患者PRI感觉、PRI情感、PRI总分、VAS及PPI评分均显著下降(P<0.05),而观察组下降更为显著(P<0.05)。结论:耳穴贴压疗法能增

  2. 用于外墙内侧、分户墙及顶棚补充节能的轻质石膏砂浆%Lightweight gypsum plaster used on exterior wall, party wall and ceiling for additional energy conservation

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    叶蓓红; 施嘉霖; 谈晓青; 曹禹

    2011-01-01

    轻质石膏砂浆作为粉刷石膏的一个新品种,主要用于墙面的找平层,同时对外墙内侧、分户墙及顶棚具有补充节能的作用.配制时宜选择表面玻化率高、密度小的玻化微珠作为轻骨料,其掺量为石膏量的20%~35%;当采用膨胀珍珠岩作为轻骨料时,其掺量为石膏量的15%~25%;纤维素醚掺量一般为石膏量的0.2%~0.4%;引气剂的掺量为粉料总量的0.6%~1.2%.按m(石膏):m(玻化微珠):m(纤维素醚):m(引气剂):m (SC缓凝剂)=770.0:215.0:4.1:5.0:2.3制备的轻质石膏砂浆导热系数为0.12 W/(m·K),通过计算,采用20 mm厚轻质石膏砂浆代替传统水泥砂浆,对200 mm厚混凝土隔墙进行双面抹灰后,保温效果提高38%.%As a new species of plaster, lightweight gypsum plaster is mainly used for wall leveling layer,meanwhile it has additional energy conservation effect when applied on the inside surface of external wall,party wall and ceiling. During preparation,glass beads with high surface vitrify rate and low density are selected as lightweight aggregate,and its dosage is 20%~35% of the gypsum amount;when expanded perlite is as lightweight aggregate,its dosage is 15%~25% of the gypsum amount;the dosage of cellulose ether is generally 0.22%~0.4% of the gypsum amount;the dosage of air-entraining agent (AEA) is 0.6%~1.2% of the total powder quantity. When m (gypsum) ∶m (glass beads) ∶m (cellulose ethers) ∶m (AEA) ∶m (SC retarder) =770.0∶215.0∶4.1∶5,0∶2.3, the prepared lightweight gypsum plaster has thermal conductivity of 0.12 W/(m·K). The calculation results show that the insulating effect will be increased by 38% if 20 mm-thick this type of plaster instead of the ordinary cement mortar is applied on both sides of the 200 mm-thick concrete wall.

  3. Experimental Analysis on Fire Resistant Performance of Non-loadbearing Plastered Straw Bale Walls%非承重草砖墙体的耐火性能试验分析

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    王礼; 史毅; 仝玉

    2011-01-01

    为研究草砖房的耐火性能,根据目前使用最多的砖混框架结构草砖房的结构特点,采用尺寸为1 000 mm ×480mm×360 mm草砖砌成宽3 000 mm,高3 000 mm,厚400 mm的非承重的草砖墙体作为试验用构件,利用大型垂直构件耐火试验炉,采用标准火灾升温曲线进行升温,对实体构件进行耐火性能试验.采用K型热电偶记录背火面的温升情况,研究其火灾试验过程中的耐火完整性和耐火隔热性,判断其耐火极限.试验结果表明,非承重草砖墙体具有良好的耐火性能,其耐火极限不低于3.0h.同时,在这种结构的草砖墙体中,草砖外侧的抹灰层有效地阻挡火灾初期火的侵蚀;钢丝网片有效地起到固定草砖的作用;紧密压实的草砖其内部没有足够的可助燃的氧,且草砖表层暴露于火焰中形成炭化层阻止了火焰进一步向其内部蔓延.%A test was conducted in this paper to learn the fire resistant performance of straw bale buildings. Considering the fact that most straw bale buildings used in china were brick frame with non-loadbear-ing plastered straw bale wall, a specimen of non-loadbearing plastered straw bale wall was built with straw bale of size 1 000 mm x480 mm x360 mm. In this test, a vertical fire resistance test furnace was used, a standard temperature rise curve was employed as the heating mode, and the K-tape thermocouple was used to record the temperature rise of the unexposed face during the test. By studying the fire integrity and fire insulation, judge the duration of fire resistance of the specimen. The test results show that the non-loadbearing plastered straw bale wall has a good fire resistant performance, and the duration of fire resistance is no less than 3.0 h. In this kind of wall structure, the plaster layer stops the invasion of the initial fire effectively; the steel wire mesh fastens the straw bale effectively; and the insufficient oxygen in the closely compacted straw bale and

  4. On autoclaved aerated concrete block wall and plaster layer anti-crack%浅谈蒸压加气混凝土砌块墙体及粉刷层防裂

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    林恩凯

    2009-01-01

    According to the comparison on characteristics of the autoclaved aerated concrete block and traditional red brick, the author analyzes causes of wall crack quality common diseases, and provides corresponding control measures, so as to solve the crack problem of the autoclaved aerated concrete block wall and the plaster layer, thus promoting application of the autoclaved aerated concrete block.%通过比较蒸压加气混凝土砌块与传统红砖的特性,分析其墙体裂缝质量通病的原因,并提出相应的控制措施,以解决蒸压加气混凝土砌块墙体及粉刷层的开裂问题,从而推广蒸压加气混凝土砌块的应用.

  5. PhaseⅢ Clinical Trial of Qingxian Zhitong Plaster in Treating Strain of Lumbar Muscles%卿仙止痛膏治疗腰肌劳损的Ⅲ期临床疗效观察

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    鲁齐林; 沈霖; 杨艳萍; 帅波; 徐晓娟; 李成刚; 马秀才

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Qingxian Zhitong Plaster in treating strain of lumbar muscles (syndrome of wind-damp and blood stasis). Methods: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled design was used. Sixty-four patients with strain of lumbar muscles were randomly divided into the treatment group (treated with Qingxian Zhitong Plaster) and the control group (treated with placebo). All the patients were treated with 2 plasters once and changed the dressing every 24h. The treatment for both groups continued for 7 days. All patients' clinical symptoms and signs, index of safety,including vital sign, routine test for blood, urine, and stool, ALT, AST, BUN, Cr, ECG, and adverse events were observed. ResultS;The result showed that the effective rate was 76. 60% in the treatment group while 37.50% in the placebo group, and there was statistical difference between the two groups (P<0. 05). In the treatment group, the scores of pain and heavy feeling were decreased obviously (P< 0. 001). The scores of soreness and weakness of waist and knees, and the difficulty in turning were also decreased obviously compared with control group after treatment (P < 0. 05). Conclusion:Qingxian Zhitong Plaster is effective and safe for the treatment of strain of lumbar muscles.%目的:评价卿仙止痛膏治疗腰肌劳损(风湿瘀阻兼瘀血阻络)临床症状的有效性及安全性.方法:采用随机、双盲、安慰剂平行对照的方法将64例腰肌劳损患者随机分为卿仙止痛膏治疗组(治疗组)和安慰剂对照组(对照组),将膏药贴于患处,24h换药1次,每次2贴,7d后观察患者治疗前后的临床症状、体征的变化,检测安全性指标:生命体征、血尿便常规、肝肾功能、心电图、不良反应.结果:治疗组总有效率为76.60%,对照组总有效率37.5%,治疗组疗效明显优于对照组(P<0.05);并且治疗组治疗后的疼痛、重着积分较对照组治疗后明显下降(P<0.001),

  6. Observations on the Efficacy of Auricular Plaster Therapy plus Scalp Acupuncture in Treating Post-stroke Depression%头针配合耳穴贴压治疗脑卒中后抑郁疗效观察

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    岳琳

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察头针配合耳穴贴压治疗脑卒中后抑郁的临床疗效。方法将125例脑卒中后抑郁患者随机分为A组42例、B组42例和C组41例。A组采用单纯头针治疗,B组采用单纯耳穴贴压治疗,C组采用头针配合耳穴贴压治疗。观察3组治疗前后汉密尔顿抑郁量表(HAMD)评分,并比较3组临床疗效。结果3组治疗2个月后HAMD评分与同组治疗前比较,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01)。C组治疗1、2个月后HAMD评分与A组和B组比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。A组总有效率和愈显率分别为90.5%和33.3%,B组分别为88.1%和35.7%,C组分别为92.7%和56.1%。3组总有效率比较,差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05);C组愈显率与A组和B组比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论头针配合耳穴贴压是一种治疗脑卒中后抑郁的有效方法。%Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of auricular plaster therapy plus scalp acupuncture in treating post-stroke depression.Methods One hundred and twenty-five patients with post-stroke depression were randomly allocated to group A of 42 cases, group B of 42 cases and group C of 41 cases. Group A received scalp acupuncture alone; group B, auricular plaster therapy alone; group C, auricular plaster therapy plus scalp acupuncture. The Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD) score was recorded in the three groups before and after treatment. The clinical therapeutic effects were compared between the three groups. Results There was a statistically significant pre-/post-treatment difference in the HAMD score in the three groups after two months of treatment (P0.05).Conclusion Auricular plaster therapy plus scalp acupuncture is an effective way to treat post-stroke depression.

  7. Sampling Strategy

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    2008-01-01

    Three locations to the right of the test dig area are identified for the first samples to be delivered to the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA), the Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL), and the Optical Microscope (OM) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. These sampling areas are informally labeled 'Baby Bear', 'Mama Bear', and 'Papa Bear' respectively. This image was taken on the seventh day of the Mars mission, or Sol 7 (June 1, 2008) by the Surface Stereo Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  8. Interview without a subject

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    Rittenhofer, Iris

    2010-01-01

    for the accomplishment of interviews. The paper focuses on a discussion of theoretical and methodological considerations of design, approach and research strategy. These discussions are specified in relation to a project on gender and ethnicity in cultural encounters at Universities. In the paper, I introduce a research...... design named Cultural interviewing, present an approach to the design of interviews named Interview without a subject, and offer an analytic strategy directed towards the analysis of interview transcripts named Interview on the level of the signifier. The paper concludes that even though it is relevant...

  9. The Subjectivity of Participation

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    Nissen, Morten

    What is a 'we' – a collective – and how can we use such communal self-knowledge to help people? This book is about collectivity, participation, and subjectivity – and about the social theories that may help us understand these matters. It also seeks to learn from the innovative practices and ideas...... of a community of social/youth workers in Copenhagen between 1987 and 2003, who developed a pedagogy through creating collectives and mobilizing young people as participants. The theoretical and practical traditions are combined in a unique methodology viewing research as a contentious modeling of prototypical...

  10. Subject to Instability

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    Karen Bouwer

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available For Plantier, language constitutes reality and is male dominated. Readers of texts, she says, are at a disadvantage because the author imposes a logic that we must accept in order to understand the text. The discourses shaping our social reality have the same effect. Plantier has struggled against individual voices, discourses, and the very fabric of language informed by these discourses. "Subject to Instability" examines the impact on her generic evolution of a changing sense of self, of who her interlocutors are, and of those for whom she is speaking. I argue that her increasing attempt to juggle many different voices destabilizes her "monologic," poetical voice, resulting in a blurring of generic boundaries and eventually the abandonment of poetry. Recognizing that our entry into language is a form of alienation also unsettles Plantier because it undermines the very identity that allows her to speak for others. She concludes that each woman needs to become a Subject in her own right, but she continues to struggle against dominant discourses, modeling "resisting reader" strategies. If she can no longer practice "monologic steadfastness," this does not deter her from attempting to dismantle patriarchal language and striving to make her voice prevail over others.

  11. Sampling hard to reach populations.

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    Faugier, J; Sargeant, M

    1997-10-01

    Studies on 'hidden populations', such as homeless people, prostitutes and drug addicts, raise a number of specific methodological questions usually absent from research involving known populations and less sensitive subjects. This paper examines the advantages and limitations of nonrandom methods of data collection such as snowball sampling. It reviews the currently available literature on sampling hard to reach populations and highlights the dearth of material currently available on this subject. The paper also assesses the potential for using these methods in nursing research. The sampling methodology used by Faugier (1996) in her study of prostitutes, HIV and drugs is used as a current example within this context.

  12. Translation and Validation of the Malay Subjective Happiness Scale

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    Swami, Viren

    2008-01-01

    The Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky and Lepper, "Social Indicators Research," 46, 137-155, 1999) is a brief measure for assessing subjective happiness. The reliability and validity of the Malay version of the Subjective Happiness Scale was investigated in a community sample of 290 Chinese and 227 Malays in Malaysia. Results showed that the…

  13. Translation and Validation of the Malay Subjective Happiness Scale

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    Swami, Viren

    2008-01-01

    The Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky and Lepper, "Social Indicators Research," 46, 137-155, 1999) is a brief measure for assessing subjective happiness. The reliability and validity of the Malay version of the Subjective Happiness Scale was investigated in a community sample of 290 Chinese and 227 Malays in Malaysia. Results…

  14. Translation and Validation of the Malay Subjective Happiness Scale

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    Swami, Viren

    2008-01-01

    The Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky and Lepper, "Social Indicators Research," 46, 137-155, 1999) is a brief measure for assessing subjective happiness. The reliability and validity of the Malay version of the Subjective Happiness Scale was investigated in a community sample of 290 Chinese and 227 Malays in Malaysia. Results…

  15. Relations between subjective evaluations of memory and objective memory performance

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    Schmidt, IW; Berg, IJ; Deelman, BG

    2001-01-01

    Several explanations for the weak relations between subjective memory judgments and objective memory performance were investigated in two groups of normal older adults. Group 1 sampled a general population (mean age 61.6 yr., range 46-891, while Group 2 sampled subjects who were on a waiting Est for

  16. Subjective Bayesian Beliefs

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    Antoniou, Constantinos; Harrison, Glenn W.; Lau, Morten I.

    2015-01-01

    A large literature suggests that many individuals do not apply Bayes’ Rule when making decisions that depend on them correctly pooling prior information and sample data. We replicate and extend a classic experimental study of Bayesian updating from psychology, employing the methods of experimental...... economics, with careful controls for the confounding effects of risk aversion. Our results show that risk aversion significantly alters inferences on deviations from Bayes’ Rule....

  17. 石膏固定和空心螺钉内固定修复腕部舟状骨新鲜骨折:功能恢复比较%Plaster fixationversus cannulated screw internal fixation for the wrist scaphoid bone fresh fracture:comparison of functional recovery

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    卡依沙尔•买买提明; 赵岩

    2015-01-01

      结果与结论:随访3-6个月对比分析石膏组和空心螺钉组患者腕关节功能Cooney评分,空心螺钉组优9例,良1例,可1例,差0例;石膏组优1例,良5例,可3例,差2例,空心螺钉组患者治疗后优良率为91%,石膏组患者治疗后优良率为55%,空心螺钉组显著高于石膏组(t=4.817,P OBJECTIVE:To compare and analyze functional recovery of the wrist scaphoid bone fresh fracture after plaster fixation and internal fixation. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with wrist scaphoid bone fresh fracture were recruited from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University from March 2012 to March 2014, and the injury time was 2 hours to 12 days. Preoperative X-ray films revealed that, the involved patients had no wrist scaphoid bone colapses, lunate bone dislocation, ischemic necrosis of bone and osseous changes. Al the cases showed shift, unstable fractures. According to the patient’s wiling and the surgical method, the involved patients were divided into two groups, receiving plaster fixation and cannulated screw internal fixation respectively. Each group contained 11 cases. Wrist joint function was evaluated using Cooney score system. There was no significant difference in the age distribution and gender between the two groups (P > 0.05). RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: At 3-6 months of folow-up, wrist joint function of patients in the two groups was compared and analyzed with Cooney scores. According to the Cooney scores, nine cases in internal fixation group were excelent, 1 good, 1 fair and none poor; one case in plaster fixation group was excelent, 5 good, 3 fair, and 2 poor. The excelent and good rate in the internal fixation group was significantly higher than that in the plaster fixation group (91%, 55%,t=4.817,P < 0.05). Although plaster fixation has certain effects on wrist scaphoid bone fresh fracture, open reduction and canulated screw fixation has obvious effect and promotes the

  18. Naming the Ethological Subject.

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    Benson, Etienne S

    2016-03-01

    Argument In recent decades, through the work of Jane Goodall and other ethologists, the practice of giving personal names to nonhuman animals who are the subjects of scientific research has become associated with claims about animal personhood and scientific objectivity. While critics argue that such naming practices predispose the researcher toward anthropomorphism, supporters suggest that it sensitizes the researcher to individual differences and social relations. Both critics and supporters agree that naming tends to be associated with the recognition of individual animal rights. The history of the naming of research animals since the late nineteenth century shows, however, that the practice has served a variety of purposes, most of which have raised few ethical or epistemological concerns. Names have been used to identify research animals who play dual roles as pets, workers, or patients, to enhance their market value, and to facilitate their identification in the field. The multifaceted history of naming suggests both that the use of personal names by Goodall and others is less of a radical break with previous practices than it might first appear to be and that the use of personal names to recognize the individuality, sentience, or rights of nonhuman animals faces inherent limits and contradictions.

  19. Chronic subjective dizziness.

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    Odman, Micaela; Maire, Raphaël

    2008-10-01

    Chronic subjective dizziness (CSD) is frequent and affects twice as many women as men. Anxiety is a strong predisposing factor. The pathophysiologic concept of this disorder assumes that balance function and emotion share common neurologic pathways, which might explain that the balance disorder can provoke fear and vice versa, giving rise to a problem in perception of space and motion. In anxious patients this can turn into a space and motion phobia, with avoidance behaviour. CSD is a diagnosis based on the hypothesis of an interaction between the vestibular system and the psychiatric sphere. Patients complain of chronic imbalance, worsened by visual motion stimulation, and frequently suffer from anxiety. Vestibular examination reveals no anomalies. We evaluated the incidence and characteristics of CSD in patients referred to our neuro-otology centre (tertiary hospital outpatient clinic). This was a retrospective study of 1552 consecutive patients presenting with vertigo. CSD was diagnosed in 164 patients (female:male=111:53). CSD represents 10.6% of the dizzy patients in our clinic. Psychiatric disorder, mainly anxiety, was found in 79.3% of the cases. Other frequently associated factors were fear of heights and former vestibular lesion (healed). In all, 79.0% of the patients with CSD had poor balance performance on dynamic posturography testing.

  20. Laboratory instruction and subjectivity

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    Elisabeth Barolli

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available The specific aspects which determined the way some groups of students conducted their work in a university laboratory, made us understand the articulation of these groups´s dynamics, from elements that were beyond the reach of cognition. In more specific terms the conduction and the maintenance of the groups student´s dynamics were explicited based on a intergame between the non conscious strategies, shared anonymously, and the efforts of the individuals in working based on their most objective task. The results and issues we have reached so far, using a reference the work developed by W.R.Bion, with therapeutical groups, gave us the possibility for understanding the dynamics of the student´s experimental work through a new approach that approximates the fields of cognition and subjectivity. This approximation led us to a deeper reflection about the issues which may be involved in the teaching process, particularly in situations which the teacher deals with the class, organised in groups.

  1. Um estudo dos relatos afetivos subjetivos a estímulos do International Affective Picture System em uma amostra geriátrica brasileira Subjective affective ratings to photographic stimuli of the International Affective Picture System in a Brazilian elderly sample

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    2008-08-01

    Manikin scale scores. METHOD: Forty-eight clinically and cognitively capable elderly volunteer subjects from the Third Age Open University evaluated 71 randomly chosen images of the International Affective Picture System in terms of arousal and affective valence. RESULTS: For the elderly, the greater the arousal, the smaller the pleasure resulting in a strong negative correlation (r = 0.93 observed between arousal and negative valence. A comparison with another similar normative experiment performed in young Brazilian and American individuals showed a possible cultural difference in subjective reports of emotional stimuli. CONCLUSIONS: This investigation indicates that there may be a difference between elderly and young individuals when affective reports of arousal are studied. A normalization of the International Affective Picture System for the elderly in a larger sample, representative of the population, might be useful to address this issue.

  2. SUBJECT AND AUTHOR INDEXS

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    Full Text Available SUBJECT INDEX IJBE VOLUME 1EPA, 1Agrotourism, 148AHP, 148balance scorecard, 63batik tulis Rolla Junior, 23Broiler, 90business model canvas, 137business performance,32capital structure, 81cashew industry,158CHAID,106CLI,42coal transportation service,63company’s characteristics, 81competitive advantage, 12competitive strategy, 127consumer satisfaction, 51CSI, 42customer loyalty, 42customer satisfaction,42decision of visitors, 72development strategy, 23development,158entrepreneurship, 32Feasibility studies, 90FEM, 81gap analysis, 1Indonesia Stock Exchange, 177Indosat, 137investor,177Kawah Putih, 72kedai sop durian lodaya (KSDL,51klassen typology, 96leading sector, 96less cash society, 137liquidity ratio, 165location quotient, 96logistic regression, 115market, 177marketing development strategy, 148Marketing mix, 72mobile payment, 137modern and Traditional cage, 90multiple regression analyse,165multiple regression, 177net working capital, 165organic tofu product, 115Padang, 106paired comparison, 63partnership, 1, 32Pecking Order Theory, 81PLS, 81Portfolio, 96power, 32product quality, 51profitability ratio, 165Prol Tape Primadona, 127purchase decision, 115purchase intention, 51purchasing interest,115QSPM, 23, 127refilled drinking water, 106seed,1segmentation, 106SEM, 42, 51service quality, 51SMEs, 96specialty coffee, 12stock,177strategic diagnosis,137strategy, 158Sukorambi Botanic Garden, 148SWOT, 23, 127, 148, 158SWOT-AHP, 12tourists,72UD. Primadona, 127value chain, 12VRIO,12 AUTHOR INDEX IJBE VOLUME 1Adiningsih, Kartika Puspitasari,42Aknesia, Vharessa,12Amalia, Firda Rachma,90Andati, Trias, 177Anggraeni, Lukytawati,23Asriani,158Daryanto, Arief,12, 90Djamaludin, MD., 42Djohar, Setiadi,96Fachrodji, Achmad,72Fahmi, Idqan,1, 63, 127Fasyni, Awisal,106Hubeis, Musa,148Iskandar, Dodi,51Juanda, Bambang, 165Kirbrandoko, 12, 106, 115Lumbantoruan, Dewi Margareth,96Maulana, TB Nur Ahmad,81Muksin, 148Mukti Soleh, Cecep,63Najib, Mukhamad,106Noor, Tajudin,81

  3. Balances of radionuclides and trace in the valuation in the waste valuation of rich plaster using a CO{sub 2} capture process; Balances de radionucleidos y elementos traza en la valoracion de residuos ricos en yeso mediante un proceso de captura del CO{sub 2}

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    Perez-Moreno, S. M.; Contreras, M.; Gazquez, M. J.; Bolivar, J. P.

    2013-07-01

    Waste covered by this study come from two industries NORM (Naturally Ocurring Radioactive Material) located in Huelva: a production of titanium dioxide and a phosphate fertilizer. These industries generate red drywall and phosphogypsum waste. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the distribution of radionuclides and trace elements in the process of using of red plaster and phosphogypsum as agents CO{sub 2} captors. (Author)

  4. Clinical Analysis on Nurses with Sleep Disorder Treated by Set Auricular Plaster Therapy%固定耳穴贴压治疗临床护士睡眠障碍的疗效观察

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    叶宇飞

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察固定耳穴贴压治疗护士睡眠障碍的临床疗效.方法:将64例存在睡眠障碍的临床护士随机分为观察组(32例)、对照组(32例).对照组选择耳廓周边非穴位位置贴压耳豆治疗,观察组采用固定配穴位置贴压耳豆治疗,两组疗程均为1周,治疗前后应用亚健康中医证候测量量表和匹兹堡睡眠质量指数量表(PSQI)进行测定评分.结果:观察组睡眠障碍症状缓解的总有效率71.9%,对照组总有效率37.5%,观察组优于对照组(P<0.05);观察组中医临床症状改善的总有效率46.9%,对照组总有效率15.6%,观察组优于对照组(P<0.05).结论:固定耳穴贴压能显著改善睡眠障碍护士的睡眠质量,改善亚健康状态.%Objective: To approach the therapeutic effect of set Auricular Plaster Therapy for the treatment of sleep disorder of nurses. Methods:64 nurses with sleep disorders were randomized into two groups. 32 cases in the observed group, 32 cases in the control group. Selected control group of non - acupuncture points around the location of ear as the placebo, observed group fixed point position with set Auricular Plaster Therapy, and they were treated for one week. Before and after treatment, sub Syndrome Scale and the Pittsburgh Sleep Mass Index Scale (PSQI) score were measured. Results:The effective rate of group of sleep disorder symptoms was 71. 9% , and the efficiency of the control group was 37. 5%. The observed group was more effective than the control group (P <0. 05) ; The total effective rate of TCM clinical symptoms in observed group was 46. 9% ,and the control group was 15. 6%. The observed group was more effective than the control group(P <0. 05). Conclusion : Auricular Plaster Therapy can significantly improve the quality of sleep disorder of nurses, and it can improve the sub - health state.

  5. Objective Tests versus Subjective tests

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    2007-01-01

    objective test has only one correct answer, while subjective test has a range of possible answers. Because of this feature, reliability will not be difficult to achieve in the marking of the objective item, while the marking of the subjective items is reliable. On the whole, a good test must contain both subjective and objective test items.

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    Full Text Available SUBJECT INDEX IJBE VOLUME 2access credit, 93acquisition, 177AHP, 61, 82, 165arena simulation,43BMC, 69Bojonegoro, 69brand choice, 208brand image, 208brand positioning, 208bullwhip effect, 43burger buns, 1business synergy and financial reports, 177capital structure, 130cluster, 151coal reserves, 130coffee plantation, 93competitiveness, 82consumer behaviour, 33consumer complaint behavior, 101cooking spices, 1crackers, 1cross sectional analytical, 139crosstab, 101CSI, 12direct selling, 122discriminant analysis, 33economic value added, 130, 187employee motivation, 112employee performance, 112employees, 139EOQ, 23farmer decisions, 93farmer group, 52financial performance evaluation, 187financial performance, 52, 177financial ratio, 187financial report, 187fiva food, 23food crops, 151horticulture, 151imports, 151improved capital structure, 177IPA, 12leading sector, 151life insurance, 165LotteMart, 43main product, 61marketing mix, 33, 165matrix SWOT, 69MPE, 61multiple linear regression, 122muslim clothing, 197Ogun, 139Pangasius fillet, 82Pati, 93pearson correlation, 101perceived value, 208performance suppy chain, 23PLS, 208POQ, 23portfolio analyzing, 1product, 101PT SKP, 122pulp and papers, 187purchase decision, 165purchase intention, 33remuneration, 112re-purchasing decisions, 197sales performance, 122sawmill, 52SCOR, 23sekolah peternakan rakyat, 69SEM, 112SERVQUAL, 12Sido Makmur farmer groups, 93SI-PUHH Online, 12small and medium industries (IKM, 61socio-demographic, 139sport drink, 208stress, 139supply chain, 43SWOT, 82the mix marketing, 197Tobin’s Q, 130trade partnership, 52uleg chili sauce, 1 AUTHOR INDEX IJBE VOLUME 2Achsani, Noer Azam, 177Andati, Trias, 52, 177Andihka, Galih, 208Arkeman, Yandra, 43Baga, Lukman M, 69Cahyanugroho, Aldi, 112Daryanto, Arief, 12David, Ajibade, 139Djoni, 122Fahmi, Idqan, 1Fattah, Muhammad Unggul Abdul, 61Hakim, Dedi Budiman, 187Harianto, 93Hartoyo, 101Homisah, 1Hubeis, Musa, 112Hutagaol, M. Parulian, 93Jaya, Stevana

  7. 芜荑消积膏敷脐治疗小儿食积性腹泻的疗效观察%Clinical Study on Wuyi Xiaoji Plasters in Treating Infantile Diarrhea Due to Dyspepsia

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    姚芳; 杨维华

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To observe the: effect of Wuyi Xiaoji Plasters (WYXJP ) in treating pediatrie dyspepsia diarrhea. Methods: A total of 120 eases infantile diarrhea due to dyspepsia were divided into 3groups,40 patients in treatment group I ,40 patients in treatment group 2,and 40 patients in control group. The treatment group I was given WYXTP by umbilical compression,the treatment group 2 was given Xiao Ru Da An Pill and WYXJP,and the control group was orally given Xiao Ru Da An Pill. Results: Clinical efficacy and healed rate in treatment group 2 were higher than in treatment group 1 (P < 0.05 ), significantly higher than the control group (P< 0. 01 ). Conclusion: Wuyi Xiaoji Plasters can obviously improve diarrhea symptoms of children with dyspepsia, and together with oral medicine could obviously improve curative effect. It is convenient and worth of clinical promotion.%目的:观察芜荑消积膏敷脐治疗小儿食积性腹泻的临床疗效.方法:将120例辨证为食积性腹泻的患儿随机分为治疗组1、治疗组2和对照组,每组各40例,治疗组1予以芜荑消积膏敷脐,治疗组2予以口服加减消乳大安丸配方颗粒并配合芜荑消积膏敷脐,对照组予以加减消乳大安丸配方颗粒口服.结果:临床疗效及治愈率治疗组2均优于治疗组1(P<0.05)、明显优于对照组(P<0.01).结论:芜荑消积膏敷脐能明显改善小儿食积性腹泻患儿的临床症状,与口服药配合使用可明显提高疗效,并且使用方便,值得临床推广.

  8. Experimental study on the use of the recycled sand in the dry-mixed plastering mortar%再生砂应用于干混抹灰砂浆的试验研究

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    孔哲; 李秋义; 郭远新; 岳公冰; 谢汝朋

    2015-01-01

    Using recycled fine aggregate that the diameter less than 4.75 mm by building garbage after strengthening process and screening instead of natural sand to prepare dry-mixed plastering mortar, and add a certain amount of fly ash to modified, adjusting the water to control the consistency in the range of 90 mm~100 mm, researching the im-pact of the content of fly ash and binder to sand ratio on its basic performance and mechanical properties. The re-search results show there is a strong linear relationship between the layering degree, apparent density, air content of dry-mixed plastering mortar and the content of fly ash and binder to sand ratio;and the compressive strength decreas-es with the decrease of the binder to sand ratio;and in the binder to sand ratio, the compressive strength reached the highest when the content of fly ash being 10%.%采用建筑垃圾经强化工艺处理后筛分得到的粒径不大于4.75 mm的再生细骨料代替天然砂制备干混抹灰砂浆,并掺加一定量的粉煤灰进行改性,调整用水量控制其稠度在90 mm~100 mm范围内,系统研究了不同粉煤灰掺量及胶砂比对其基本性能和力学性能的影响.研究结果表明,干混抹灰砂浆的分层度、表观密度和含气量与粉煤灰掺量及胶砂比均呈现出较强的线性关系,其抗压强度随着胶砂比的减小逐渐降低,且粉煤灰掺量为10%的抗压强度在不同胶砂比条件下均达到最高.

  9. BDNF gene polymorphism, cognition and symptom severity in a Brazilian population-based sample of first-episode psychosis subjects Polimorfismo do gene do BDNF, cognição e gravidade dos sintomas em uma amostra de base populacional brasileira de indivíduos apresentando o primeiro episódio psicótico

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    Eduardo Martinho Jr

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF gene variations on cognitive performance and clinical symptomatology in first-episode psychosis (FEP. METHODS: We performed BDNF val66met variant genotyping, cognitive testing (verbal fluency and digit spans and assessments of symptom severity (as assessed with the PANSS in a population-based sample of FEP patients (77 with schizophreniform psychosis and 53 with affective psychoses and 191 neighboring healthy controls. RESULTS: There was no difference in the proportion of Met allele carriers between FEP patients and controls, and no significant influence of BDNF genotype on cognitive test scores in either of the psychosis groups. A decreased severity of negative symptoms was found in FEP subjects that carried a Met allele, and this finding reached significance for the subgroup with affective psychoses (p OBJETIVO: Investigar a influência da variação do gene do fator neurotrófico derivado do cérebro (BDNF no desempenho cognitivo e na sintomatologia clínica durante o primeiro episódio psicótico (PEP. MÉTODOS: Foram realizados a genotipificação das variantes Val66met do BDNF, o teste cognitivo (fluência verbal e repetição de dígitos e as avaliações da gravidade dos sintomas (conforme avaliado pela Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale [PANSS] em uma amostra de pacientes com PEP de base populacional (77 com psicose esquizofreniforme e 53 com psicose afetiva e 191 vizinhos controle saudáveis. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença na proporção de portadores do alelo Met entre pacientes com PEP e o grupo controle. Não houve influência significativa do genótipo do BDNF sobre a pontuação de cada um dos grupos psicóticos. Foi encontrada uma diminuição da gravidade dos sintomas negativos em sujeitos com PEP portadores do alelo Met, e essa descoberta mostrou-se significativa para o subgrupo com psicose afetiva (p < 0,01, ANOVA. CONCLUSÕES: Os

  10. Human subjects research handbook: Protecting human research subjects. Second edition

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    This handbook serves as a guide to understanding and implementing the Federal regulations and US DOE Orders established to protect human research subjects. Material in this handbook is directed towards new and continuing institutional review board (IRB) members, researchers, institutional administrators, DOE officials, and others who may be involved or interested in human subjects research. It offers comprehensive overview of the various requirements, procedures, and issues relating to human subject research today.

  11. Adult Playfulness, Humor Styles, and Subjective Happiness.

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    Yue, Xiao D; Leung, Chun-Lok; Hiranandani, Neelam A

    2016-12-01

    Playfulness has been referred to as a disposition that involves reframing a situation to amuse others and to make the situation more stimulating and enjoyable. It may serve to shift one's perspective when dealing with environmental threats. Despite all the benefits of playfulness towards psychological well-being, it remains a largely understudied subject in psychology, particularly in Chinese societies. Hence, this study examined the association between adult playfulness, humor styles, and subjective happiness among a sample of 166 university students in Hong Kong and 159 students in Guangzhou, who completed a self-administered questionnaire, including the Short Measure for Adult Playfulness, the Chinese Humor Styles Questionnaire, and the Subjective Happiness Scale. Results showed that adult playfulness was positively correlated with affiliative humor, self-enhancing humor, and subjective happiness in both Hong Kong and Guangzhou samples. By its implication, highly playful Chinese students preferred using affiliative and self-enhancing humor to amuse themselves and others. © The Author(s) 2016.

  12. Subjective burden on spouses of schizophrenia patients

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : There is limited information from India on subjective burden on spouses of schizophrenia patients. The aim of the present study was to assess and compare patterns of subjective burden on spouses of schizophrenia patients. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted at the OPD level, and follow-up was done at the Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Sciences (RINPAS during the period May 2008 to November 2008. Tools utilized were sociodemographic data sheet, Family Burden Interview Schedule developed by Pai and R. L. Kapur (1981. The sample comprised of 50 samples of spouses (25 male and 25 female spouses of schizophrenia patients. Results: The findings suggest that both the groups, viz., male and female spouses of schizophrenia patients, showed moderate level of subjective burden, i.e., 13 (52% and 15 (60% male and female spouses, respectively, which was statistically found to be insignificant. Conclusion : No significant difference was found between male and female spouses of schizophrenia patients with regard to the level of subjective burden.

  13. Subjective and Objective Facial Attractiveness

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    Stillman, Mark A.; Frisina, Andrew C.

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    Background: Studies have not adequately compared subjective/objective ratings of female dermatology patients including patients presenting for cosmetic procedures. Objective: To examine objective versus subjective facial attractiveness ratings, demographic variables, and how men versus women judge female facial attractiveness. Methods: Sixty-five women (mean 42 years) presenting to a dermatology office. Subjects filled out a demographic and attractiveness questionnaire and were photographed. Four judges (2 male and 2 female) rated the photographs on a predefined 1 to 7 scale. Results: Mean subjective rating (subjects rating themselves) was 4.85 versus 3.61 for objective rating (judges rating subjects) (p<0.001). The mean age of subjects self-rating (subjective rating) who rated themselves in the 5 to 7 range was 39 years; the mean age of subjects self-rating (subjective rating) who rated themselves in the 3 to 4 range was 45 years (p=0.053). The mean age of subjects objectively rated by judges in the 5 to 7 range was 33 years; the mean age of subjects objectively rated by judges in the 3 to 4 range was 43 years (p<0.001); and the mean age of subjects objectively rated by judges in the 1 to 2 range was 50 years (p<0.001). The mean subjective rating (subjects rating themselves) for married women was 4.55 versus 5.27 for unmarried women (p=0.007); the mean