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  1. Effect of 30 mCi radioiodine on multinodular goiter previously treated with recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone

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    G.J. Paz-Filho

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH enhances 131I uptake, permitting a decrease in radiation for the treatment of multinodular goiter (MNG. Our objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single 0.1-mg dose of rhTSH, followed by 30 mCi 131I, in patients with MNG. Seventeen patients (15 females, 59.0 ± 13.1 years, who had never been submitted to 131I therapy, received a single 0.1-mg injection of rhTSH followed by 30 mCi 131I on the next day. Mean basal thyroid volume measured by computed tomography was 106.1 ± 64.4 mL. 131I 24-h uptake, TSH, free-T4, T3, thyroglobulin, anti-thyroid antibodies, and thyroid volume were evaluated at regular intervals of 12 months. Mean 131I 24-h uptake increased from 18.1 ± 9.7 to 49.6 ± 13.4% (P < 0.001, a median 2.6-fold increase (1.2 to 9.2. Peak hormonal levels were 10.86 ± 5.44 mU/L for TSH (a median 15.5-fold increase, 1.80 ± 0.48 ng/dL for free-T4, 204.61 ± 58.37 ng/dL for T3, and a median of 557.0 ng/mL for thyroglobulin. The adverse effects observed were hyperthyroidism (17.6%, painful thyroiditis (29.4% and hypothyroidism (52.9%. Thyroid volume was reduced by 34.3 ± 14.3% after 6 months (P < 0.001 and by 46.0 ± 14.6% after 1 year (P < 0.001. Treatment of MNG with a single 0.1-mg dose of rhTSH, followed by a fixed amount of radioactivity of 131I, leads to an efficacious decrease in thyroid volume for the majority of the patients, with a moderate incidence of non-serious and readily treatable adverse effects.

  2. Effect of 30 mCi radioiodine on multinodular goiter previously treated with recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone

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    Paz-Filho, G.J.; Mesa-Junior, C.O.; Boguszewski, C.L.; Carvalho, G.A.; Graf, H. [Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Hospital de Clinicas. Servico de Endocrinologia e Metabologia; Olandoski, M. [Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Nucleo de Bioestatistica; Woellner, L.C. [Centro de Medicina Nuclear, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Goedert, C.A. [Centro de Tomografia Computadorizada, Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

    2007-12-15

    Recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) enhances {sup 131}I uptake, permitting a decrease in radiation for the treatment of multinodular goiter (MNG). Our objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single 0.1-mg dose of rhTSH, followed by 30 mCi {sup 131}I, in patients with MNG. Seventeen patients (15 females, 59.0 {+-} 13.1 years), who had never been submitted to {sup 131}I therapy, received a single 0.1-mg injection of rhTSH followed by 30 mCi {sup 131}I on the next day. Mean basal thyroid volume measured by computed tomography was 106.1 {+-} 64.4 mL. {sup 131}I 24-h uptake, TSH, free-T4, T3, thyroglobulin, anti-thyroid antibodies, and thyroid volume were evaluated at regular intervals of 12 months. Mean {sup 131}I 24-h uptake increased from 18.1 {+-} 9.7 to 49.6 {+-} 13.4% (P < 0.001), a median 2.6-fold increase (1.2 to 9.2). Peak hormonal levels were 10.86 {+-} 5.44 mU/L for TSH (a median 15.5-fold increase), 1.80 {+-} 0.48 ng/dL for free-T4, 204.61 {+-} 58.37 ng/dL for T3, and a median of 557.0 ng/mL for thyroglobulin. The adverse effects observed were hyperthyroidism (17.6%), painful thyroiditis (29.4%) and hypothyroidism (52.9%). Thyroid volume was reduced by 34.3 {+-} 14.3% after 6 months (P < 0.001) and by 46.0 {+-} 14.6% after 1 year (P < 0.001). Treatment of MNG with a single 0.1-mg dose of rhTSH, followed by a fixed amount of radioactivity of {sup 131}I, leads to an efficacious decrease in thyroid volume for the majority of the patients, with a moderate incidence of non-serious and readily treatable adverse effects. (author)

  3. TravisTorrent : Synthesizing Travis CI and GitHub for Full-Stack Research on Continuous Integration

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    Beller, M.M.; Gousios, Giorgos; Zaidman, A.E.

    2017-01-01

    Continuous Integration (CI) has become a best practice of modern software development. Thanks in part to its tight integration with GitHub, Travis CI has emerged as arguably the most widely used CI platform for Open-Source Software (OSS) development. However, despite its prominent role in Software

  4. CI Implementation

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    Jørgensen, Frances; Boer, Harry; Laugen, Bjørge Timenes

    2006-01-01

    There are a number of tools available for organizations wishing to measure and subsequently develop Continuous Improvement (CI). In this article, we review and evaluate a well-accepted CI development model, namely the CI Maturity Model (Bessant and Caffyn, 1997), against data collected from the 2nd...... Continuous Improvement Network Survey and a number of empirical cases described in the literature. While the CI Maturity Model suggests that CI maturation ought to be a linear process, the findings in this article suggest that there are feasible alternatives for companies to develop CI capability....

  5. Ci PERMIT

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    1999-01-01

    The Swiss Permanent Mission to the International Organisations at Geneva recalls that only the spouses and children of members of personnel resident in Switzerland and in possession of a legitimation card of types 'B', 'C', 'D' or 'E' issued by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs are entitled to benefit from a Ci Permit.The 'demande d'attestation de permis Ci' (request for a Ci permit attestation) can be sent to the Mission only through Personnel Division (Administrative Services, Office 33/1-025).Additional information on access by family members of CERN officials to the Swiss labour market are available to you on the Web site of the Relations with the Host States Service (cf. document entitled 'Employment in Switzerland for spouses and children of CERN officials' dated March 1996).Relations with the Host States Servicehttp://www.cern.ch/relations/Tel. 72848

  6. Ukaegbe, CI

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    Ukaegbe, CI. Vol 11, No 1-2 (2012) - Articles Postpartum Depression Among Igbo Women In An Urban Mission Hospital, South East Nigeria Abstract. ISSN: 1597-1260. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and ...

  7. Full-thickness knee articular cartilage defects in national football league combine athletes undergoing magnetic resonance imaging: prevalence, location, and association with previous surgery.

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    Nepple, Jeffrey J; Wright, Rick W; Matava, Matthew J; Brophy, Robert H

    2012-06-01

    To better define the prevalence and location of full-thickness articular cartilage lesions in elite football players undergoing knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the National Football League (NFL) Invitational Combine and assess the association of these lesions with previous knee surgery. We performed a retrospective review of all participants in the NFL Combine undergoing a knee MRI scan from 2005 to 2009. Each MRI scan was reviewed for evidence of articular cartilage disease. History of previous knee surgery including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal procedures, and articular cartilage surgery was recorded for each athlete. Knees with a history of previous articular cartilage restoration surgery were excluded from the analysis. A total of 704 knee MRI scans were included in the analysis. Full-thickness articular cartilage lesions were associated with a history of any previous knee surgery (P football players at the NFL Combine undergoing MRI. The lateral compartment appears to be at greater risk for full-thickness cartilage loss. Previous knee surgery, particularly meniscectomy, is associated with these lesions. Level IV, therapeutic case series. Copyright © 2012 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Combining the Complete Active Space Self-Consistent Field Method and the Full Configuration Interaction Quantum Monte Carlo within a Super-CI Framework, with Application to Challenging Metal-Porphyrins.

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    Li Manni, Giovanni; Smart, Simon D; Alavi, Ali

    2016-03-08

    A novel stochastic Complete Active Space Self-Consistent Field (CASSCF) method has been developed and implemented in the Molcas software package. A two-step procedure is used, in which the CAS configuration interaction secular equations are solved stochastically with the Full Configuration Interaction Quantum Monte Carlo (FCIQMC) approach, while orbital rotations are performed using an approximated form of the Super-CI method. This new method does not suffer from the strong combinatorial limitations of standard MCSCF implementations using direct schemes and can handle active spaces well in excess of those accessible to traditional CASSCF approaches. The density matrix formulation of the Super-CI method makes this step independent of the size of the CI expansion, depending exclusively on one- and two-body density matrices with indices restricted to the relatively small number of active orbitals. No sigma vectors need to be stored in memory for the FCIQMC eigensolver--a substantial gain in comparison to implementations using the Davidson method, which require three or more vectors of the size of the CI expansion. Further, no orbital Hessian is computed, circumventing limitations on basis set expansions. Like the parent FCIQMC method, the present technique is scalable on massively parallel architectures. We present in this report the method and its application to the free-base porphyrin, Mg(II) porphyrin, and Fe(II) porphyrin. In the present study, active spaces up to 32 electrons and 29 orbitals in orbital expansions containing up to 916 contracted functions are treated with modest computational resources. Results are quite promising even without accounting for the correlation outside the active space. The systems here presented clearly demonstrate that large CASSCF calculations are possible via FCIQMC-CASSCF without limitations on basis set size.

  9. Cost-Effectiveness Model for Chemoimmunotherapy Options in Patients with Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Unsuitable for Full-Dose Fludarabine-Based Therapy.

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    Becker, Ursula; Briggs, Andrew H; Moreno, Santiago G; Ray, Joshua A; Ngo, Phuong; Samanta, Kunal

    2016-06-01

    To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of treatment with anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab plus chlorambucil (GClb) in untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia unsuitable for full-dose fludarabine-based therapy. A Markov model was used to assess the cost-effectiveness of GClb versus other chemoimmunotherapy options. The model comprised three mutually exclusive health states: "progression-free survival (with/without therapy)", "progression (refractory/relapsed lines)", and "death". Each state was assigned a health utility value representing patients' quality of life and a specific cost value. Comparisons between GClb and rituximab plus chlorambucil or only chlorambucil were performed using patient-level clinical trial data; other comparisons were performed via a network meta-analysis using information gathered in a systematic literature review. To support the model, a utility elicitation study was conducted from the perspective of the UK National Health Service. There was good agreement between the model-predicted progression-free and overall survival and that from the CLL11 trial. On incorporating data from the indirect treatment comparisons, it was found that GClb was cost-effective with a range of incremental cost-effectiveness ratios below a threshold of £30,000 per quality-adjusted life-year gained, and remained so during deterministic and probabilistic sensitivity analyses under various scenarios. GClb was estimated to increase both quality-adjusted life expectancy and treatment costs compared with several commonly used therapies, with incremental cost-effectiveness ratios below commonly referenced UK thresholds. This article offers a real example of how to combine direct and indirect evidence in a cost-effectiveness analysis of oncology drugs. Copyright © 2016 International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Ciência global?

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    Abreu, Armando Trigo de

    2000-01-01

    No fim do séc. XX, poucas actividades podem reclamar um passado de universalidade tão longo e tão paradigmático como a ciência. Se eliminarmos ocasionais e limitados acessos de nacionalismo ou ideologismo mais destemperado que levaram à procura da ciência proletária ou da filosofia portuguesa, a história da ciência é uma história comum. Portugal está excepcionalmente bem situado para compreender esta característica da ciência universal. Três exemplos, apenas, podem ilustrar esta condição:...

  11. Structural Biology of CI from Phage TP901-1

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    Rasmussen, Kim Krighaar

    (CTD), separated by a linker of various lengths. The NTD is responsible for DNA binding and the CTD is responsible for oligomerization of the CI protein. A Helix-turn-Helix motif is usually responsible for DNA binding. This thesis presents a structural characterization of the CI repressor from TP901...... condition of the CTD, responsible for the arrangement of the hexameric CI repressor. The arrangement of the CI repressor for TP901-1 has previously been described to have 32 point group symmetry based on SAXS studies. The CTD crystallizes with P3121 or P3221 symmetry with one molecule in the asymmetric unit......-length CI can only be answered unambiguously by solving the CTD crystal structure or by use of alternative techniques on the full-length CI....

  12. (Human) Resourcing For CI

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    Jørgensen, Frances; S., Jacob; Kofoed, Lise Busk

    2005-01-01

    the change processes in which we are engaged?” Without a clear picture of the types of competencies required to implement CI, it is impossible for companies to make informed decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, and training of their workforce. The objective of this paper is therefore to define...... and characterize the types of competencies necessary for persons involved change implementation. Data collection involved interviews and observations in three longitudinal studies in five companies based in Denmark. From these data, a list of competencies that appeared to facilitate CI implementation was compiled...... challenging in organizations involved in change processes such as Continuous Improvement (CI), as the technical skills traditionally valued are no longer adequate. These companies are faced with the question: “What competencies should our employees possess in order to contribute to our success, given...

  13. Ciência no globo-ciência

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    Mendonça,Otávio Machado Lopes de

    1996-01-01

    O objetivo da presente pesquisa foi verificar as áreas de conhecimento científico que se fizeram presentes na programação do Globo-Ciência, veiculada pela Rede Globo de Televisão,verificando também as estratégias usadas e o material empregado como recursos didáticos. O material utilizado foi o catálogo da programação do Globo-Ciência-10 anos (1984-1994). Os resultados mostram que as Ciências Exatas e da Terra foi a mais apresentada no programa com 49,65%,havendo pouco espaço para as outras, v...

  14. Laparoscopy After Previous Laparotomy

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    Zulfo Godinjak

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Following the abdominal surgery, extensive adhesions often occur and they can cause difficulties during laparoscopic operations. However, previous laparotomy is not considered to be a contraindication for laparoscopy. The aim of this study is to present that an insertion of Veres needle in the region of umbilicus is a safe method for creating a pneumoperitoneum for laparoscopic operations after previous laparotomy. In the last three years, we have performed 144 laparoscopic operations in patients that previously underwent one or two laparotomies. Pathology of digestive system, genital organs, Cesarean Section or abdominal war injuries were the most common causes of previouslaparotomy. During those operations or during entering into abdominal cavity we have not experienced any complications, while in 7 patients we performed conversion to laparotomy following the diagnostic laparoscopy. In all patients an insertion of Veres needle and trocar insertion in the umbilical region was performed, namely a technique of closed laparoscopy. Not even in one patient adhesions in the region of umbilicus were found, and no abdominal organs were injured.

  15. "ESSAY ON CI" BY LI QINGZHAO

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    Anna Dashchenko

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the first Russian translation of "Essay on Ci" with detailed comments. It was written by the outstanding Chinese poetess Li Qingzhao and considered to be the first theoretical treatise dedicated to genre ci. The article revealed that the poetess used three strategies to make a genre demarcation: to legitimise, dichotomise and historicise. To legitimise means to justify that ci is a genre of poetry by identifying the same traits with official poetry shi (e.g. using the classical quotations and allusions. To dichotomise is to determine a core element of genre and oppose it to the other element identifying the similar genre (e.g. music separates ci from shi. To historicise is to develop or discover the unique historical past (e.g. the source of ci is in antiquity. The article also examined the strategy to invent classics: Li Qingzhao wrote the apophatic history of genre ci pointing not to the merits but weaknesses of her predecessors.

  16. Nudności i wymioty

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    Anna Mokrowiecka

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Nudności są nieprzyjemnym, niebolesnym odczuciem silnej, nieodpartej potrzeby zwymiotowania, z kolei wymioty polegają na gwałtownym wydaleniu treści żołądka przez usta w wyniku silnych skurczów mięśni brzucha i klatki piersiowej. Nudności i wymioty mogą występować niezależnie od siebie, ale najczęściej są ze sobą powiązane. Nudności i wymioty powstają w odpowiedzi zarówno na bodźce fizjologiczne, jak i patologiczne. Zwykle jednak przewlekłe nudności i wymioty są objawem chorób przewodu pokarmowego lub innych narządów. Choroby przewodu pokarmowego i otrzewnej stanowią szeroką grupę chorób wywołujących nudności i wymioty, począwszy od nieżytu żołądkowo-jelitowego o ostrym infekcyjnym tle, przez zatrucie pokarmowe i nadwrażliwość pokarmową, do stanów ostrych – niedrożności jelita cienkiego lub/i grubego. Leki i toksyny, między innymi cytostatyki, są jedną z najczęstszych przyczyn nudności i wymiotów. Wśród innych przyczyn nudności i wymiotów można wymienić: choroby OUN prowadzące do zwiększenia ciśnienia śródczaszkowego, choroby endokrynologiczne i metaboliczne (mocznica, kwasica ketonowa w cukrzycy, choroby tarczycy i przytarczyc oraz choroba Addisona, zawał ściany dolnej mięśnia sercowego, nudności i wymioty pooperacyjne. Nudności i wymioty jako choroby czynnościowe zostały ujęte w III kryteriach rzymskich w punkcie „Choroby czynnościowe żołądka i dwunastnicy”. W diagnostyce różnicowej należy uwzględnić czas trwania wymiotów, czas pomiędzy posiłkiem a wystąpieniem wymiotów, a także charakter treści wymiocin i inne objawy towarzyszące. Wywiad i badanie fizykalne dostarczają zwykle wystarczających informacji do postawienia prawidłowej diagnozy i ustalenia leczenia u większości chorych cierpiących na nudności i wymioty. Niektórzy pacjenci wymagają jednak badań laboratoryjnych, obrazowych i endoskopowych przed zastosowaniem odpowiedniej

  17. The CI:Marketing interface

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    Wright, Sheila

    2005-01-01

    The potential for CI to inform and influence marketing decisions is increasing and this combination can deliver an enviable competitive advantage. Simply knowing more about competitors is not enough. It is what the firm does with that information and how it weaves it into its decision making process which makes the difference. In a large number of organisations, private or public, it is the Marketing Department which carries the responsibility for critical activities such as customer manageme...

  18. ANALIZA NIEZAWODNOŚCI STACJI UZDATNIANIA WODY

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    Barbara TCHÓRZEWSKA-CIEŚLAK

    Full Text Available Systemy zbiorowego zaopatrzenia w wodę składają się z połączonych ze sobą elementów (podsystemów stanowiących integralna całość, współpracujących ze sobą w sposób ciągły w celu zapewnienia dla konsumentów wody o odpowiedniej jakości. W przypadku gdy jakość wody w źródle nie odpowiada normatywom stawianym wodzie przeznaczonej do spożycia przez ludzi, woda musi być poddana procesom uzdatniania. Niezawodność funkcjonowania stacji uzdatniania wody jest jednym z podstawowych elementów szeroko rozumianej analizy niezawodności i bezpieczeństwa całego systemu zbiorowego zaopatrzenia w wodę. Niezawodność dostawy wody polega na zapewnieniu stabilnych warunków, umożliwiających pokrycie bieżącego i perspektywicznego zapotrzebowania na wodę w odpowiedniej ilości i wymaganej jakości w dowolnym, dogodnym dla konsumentów wody czasie. W pracy przedstawiono podstawy analizy niezawodności, podano podstawowe miary oraz zasady wykorzystania struktur niezawodnościowych. Obliczenia wykonano dla stacji uzdatniania wody na podstawie schematu niezwodnościowego metodą jednoparametryczną. Na podstawie danych z eksploatacyjnych stacji uzdatniania wody (SUW wchodzącej w skład systemu zbiorowego zaopatrzenia w wodę miasta liczącego ok 80 tys. mieszkańców sporządzono schemat niewodności stacji oraz przeprowadzono obliczenia wskaźnika gotowości K. W metodzie wykorzystano podstawowe struktury niezawodnościowe. Wyznaczoną miarę niezawodności porównano z wartościami kryterialnymi.

  19. Kierunki zmiansprawozdawczości finansowej

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    Zbigniew Luty

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available W artykule wskazano na możliwe kierunki zmian w sprawozdawczości finansowej w najbliższych latach. Wymieńmy najważniejsze: 1 bazą jest informacja oparta na dokumentacji księgowej w ujęciu historycznym, 2 sprawozdania celowe (dedykowane, 3 informacja finansowa jako towar na specyficznym rynku sprawozdań, 4 prawo bilansowe tworzone z minimalnym wpływem lobbingu inwestorów.

  20. VELoCiRaPTORS.

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    Lundgren, J.; Esham, B.; Padalino, S. J.; Sangster, T. C.; Glebov, V.

    2007-11-01

    The Venting and Exhausting of Low Level Air Contaminants in the Rapid Pneumatic Transport of Radioactive Samples (VELoCiRaPTORS) system is constructed to transport radioactive materials quickly and safely at the NIF. A radioactive sample will be placed inside a carrier that is transported via an airflow system produced by controlled differential pressure. Midway through the transportation process, the carrier will be stopped and vented by a powered exhaust blower which will remove radioactive gases within the transport carrier. A Geiger counter will monitor the activity of the exhaust gas to ensure that it is below acceptable levels. If the radiation level is sufficient, the carrier will pass through the remainder of the system, pneumatically braking at the counting station. The complete design will run manually or automatically with control software. Tests were performed using an inactive carrier to determine possible transportation problems. The system underwent many consecutive trials without failure. VELoCiRaPTORS is a prototype of a system that could be installed at both the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester and the National Ignition Facility at LLNL.

  1. Cognitivismo e ciência cognitiva

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    Marcos Barbosa de Oliveira

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo da comunicação é caracterizar uma escola de pensamento-o cognitivismo-e a disciplina a que ela deu origem. Depois de um breve apanhado das origens do cognitivismo descrevem-se os princípios ontológicos e metodológicos que o definem. Mostra-se a seguir a relação que há entre os computadores e a idéia funcionalista de considerar a mente como um sistema cujos elementos são caracterizados por suas funções, e não por sua constituição material. Discute-se finalmente a natureza e o nome da disciplina gerada pelo cognitivismo, sugerindo-se que se trata de uma proto-ciência, a qual deve ser denominada "Estudos Cognitivos" de preferência a "Ciência Cognitiva".

  2. 2018_extent_CI_data

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Full resolution (300m), weekly MERIS data were obtained over the contiguous United States for 2008 through 2011. Seven day composite images were created by retaining...

  3.  Spis treści

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    Mieczysław Dobija

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available  Od Zespołu Redakcyjnego ............................................................................... 5 Mieczysław Dobija – Rachunkowość w systemie pomiaru aktywności ekonomicznej państwa – Accounting as part of an economic activity measurement system ............... 7 Renata Dyląg, Ewelina Puchalska – Raportowanie zagadnień środowiskowych i społecznych – Reporting on social and environmental issues .............................................. 23 Jacek Gad – Sprawozdanie z wyniku całościowego jako źródło informacji na temat kapitałowych przychodów i kosztów – doświadczenia polskiego i niemieckiego rynku kapitałowego – Statement of comprehensive income as a source of information on capital income and expenses – experience of Polish and German capital markets...... 47 Piotr Luty – Ocena kondycji finansowej łączących się spółek na przykładzie jednostek z wybranych województw Polski Zachodniej – Assessment of financial position of merging companies based on selected provinces of Western Poland ............................................................................ 69 Irena Sobańska – Znaczenie dorobku naukowego Profesor Elżbiety Burzym dla rozwoju nauki i praktyki rachunkowości w Polsce – The importance of Professor Elżbieta Burzym’s contribution to the development of accounting theory, research and practice in Poland ........................ 83 Arleta Szadziewska – Rachunkowość jako źródło informacji na temat realizacji strategii społecznej odpowiedzialności biznesu – Accounting as a source of information for CSR strategy ............................. 95 Halina Waniak-Michalak – Informacja o pracy wolontariuszy w sprawozdaniach organizacji pożytku publicznego w Polsce – Information on volunteer labour in reports of public benefit organizations in Poland ............................................................................................................ 125

  4. Filosofia da ciência e ensino da ciência: uma analogia

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    Alberto Villani

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, inicialmente explicitaremos nossa compreensão do debate entre Kuhn, Popper, Lakatos e Feyerabend na Conferencia Internacional sobre Filosofia da Ciência (1965, delineando as diferenças nas posições de nossos filósofos. Em seguida apresentaremos um quadro das posições sobre o ensino de ciências, assim como nos parecem caracterizar os último 30 anos de pesquisas na área. Finalmente tentaremos uma aproximação dos dois campos, procurando salientar as implicações que a problemática filosófica teve e tem para uma maior compreensão do ensino de ciências e matemática.

  5. Nowe zasady działalności firm audytorskich

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    Kazimierz Sawicki

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono zmiany, stanowiące implementację Dyrektywy 2006/43/WE Unii Europejskiej w części dotyczącej funkcjonowania firm audytorskich w Polsce. Zgłoszono uwagi popierające nowe rozwiązania, jak też zawierające wątpliwości dotyczące skuteczności ich stosowania w praktyce.

  6. Kuhn e as ciências sociais

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    Jesus de Paula Assis

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available No texto, são expostos os motivos básicos pelos quais o vocabulário emprestado de Thomas Kuhn - notadamente o termo paradigma - e o modelo de desenvolvimento científico exposto pelo autor em seu A estrutura das revoluções científicas foram tomados de empréstimo em textos que discutem a epistemologia das ciências sociais. A conclusão é que as supostas aplicações do modelo kuhniano às ciências sociais se baseiam em leitura que não encontra qualquer apoio no autor e, principalmente, obscurecem as implicações mais amplas de sua obra.The article shows for what reasons the vocabulary and the model for scientific growth of Thomas Kuhn were borrowed by epistemologists of the social sciences. The conclusion is that the texts produced in this vein are based in a shallow understanding of the author's main implications.

  7. O TOŻSAMOŚCI I POLITYCE

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    Katarzyna Warmińska

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Ostatnie dekady przyniosły znaczące zmiany w sferze stosunków etnicznych w Polsce. Można było zaob- serwować wzrastającą aktywność społeczności mniejszościowych, które stają się w coraz większym stopniu aktywnymi, coraz lepiej zorganizowanymi aktorami na scenie publicznej. W bardziej otwarty sposób komunikują swoje potrzeby, cele i wizje świata. Chcąc uchwycić istotę tych przemian postanowiłam zaaplikować, do ich analizy, koncepcję polityki tożsamości. Moim celem jest ukazanie swoistej „logiki” działania politycznego grup tożsamościowych, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem jego wymiaru etnicznego z jednoczesnym wskazaniem na pożytek z zastosowania tego pojęcia do analizy zjawisk etnicznych w Polsce. Jako empiryczną egzemplifikację potraktowałam społeczność kaszubską.

  8.  Spis treści

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    Full Text Available  Od Zespołu Redakcyjnego – Editorial .......................................................................................................... 7 Anna Bartoszewicz – Praktyczna realizacja Programu zapewnienia i poprawy jakości w komórkach audytu wewnętrznego na wybranych przykładach – Implementation of Quality Assurance and Improvement Program by internal audit teams on selected examples ................................................................ 9 Anna Białek-Jaworska, Natalia Nehrebecka – Struktura kapitałowa przedsiębiorstw w świetle wyników badań – Capital structure of companies in the light of research results ..................... 29 Magda Chraścina – Determinanty tworzenia rezerw oraz ich skutki bilansowo- -wynikowe na przykładzie spółek notowanych na Giełdzie Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie – Determinants of creating provisions and their effect on the balance sheet and income statement on the example of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange .................................................................................................. 53 Małgorzata Garstka – Dobry obyczaj jako norma kształtująca zachowanie księgowych – Good practice as a norm shaping the behavior of accountants ...................... 73 Przemysław Kabalski, Joanna Szwajcar – Feminizacja studiów w zakresie rachunkowości w Polsce – przyczyny i skutki – Feminization of accounting studies in Poland – causes and consequences .. 85 Anna Kasperowicz – Znaki i kody rachunkowości w procesie komunikacji – Accounting signs and codes in the communication process .......................... 107 Marcin Kędzior – Dobrowolne stosowanie MSSF przez spółki giełdowe w wybranych krajach Europy Zachodniej – Voluntary adoption of IFRS by listed companies in selected Western European countries ................................................................................................. 123 Ewelina Zarzycka

  9. Od ciężkości astmy do kontroli astmy. Metody oceny kontroli astmy

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    Joanna Mikołajczyk

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    Full Text Available Według pierwszych wytycznych dotyczących postępowania w astmie leczenie astmy zależy od stopnia jej cięż- kości, określonej na podstawie objawów klinicznych i wskaźników czynności płuc. Ponieważ astma jest chorobą o zmiennym przebiegu, duże znaczenie ma jej ciągła ocena kliniczna i dostosowana do niej modyfikacja leczenia. Niestety, stopień ciężkości nie dopasowuje się elastycznie do odpowiedzi na leczenie. Biorąc ten fakt pod uwagę, światowi eksperci zalecają zmianę w postępowaniu z astmą, przedkładając uzyskanie klinicznej kontroli astmy nad ustaleniem stopnia jej ciężkości, wyróżniając astmę kontrolowaną, częściowo kontrolowaną i niekontrolowaną. Uzyskanie stanu pełnej kontroli astmy formułuje się w raporcie GINA 2006 jako główny cel leczenia. Kontrola astmy odnosi się do stopnia opanowania objawów i byłoby najlepiej, gdyby dotyczyła też markerów zapalenia i patofizjologicznych wykładników choroby. Określenie stopnia kontroli choroby zgodnie z obecnymi założeniami stanowi podstawę wyboru i modyfikacji leczenia – właściwe ustalenie stopnia kontroli astmy wpływa na skuteczność leczenia. Obecnie dostępnych jest wiele metod oceny kontroli astmy, wtym ocena parametrów klinicznych (objawy w ciągu dnia, objawy nocne, stosowanie leków rozszerzających oskrzela, ocena czynności płuc (PEF i FEV1, określenie zaawansowania zapalenia w drogach oddechowych (nieswoista nadreaktywność oskrzeli, stężenie tlenku azotu w powietrzu wydechowym, liczba eozynofili w plwocinie indukowanej. Dostępne są także subiektywnie oceniające kontrolę astmy kwestionariusze badawcze oraz szybkie testy kontroli astmy (ACT, ACQ, ATAQ. Z drugiej strony wciąż nie wypracowano jednoznacznego stanowiska, który z parametrów lub jakie połączenia parametrów najbardziej wiarygodnie określają kontrolę astmy. Ze względu na wieloczynnikową patogenezę astmy wydaje się, iż uzyskanie pe

  10. Natureza e ciências sociais

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    Gloria Maria Vargas

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available A construção do sentido do termo natureza abrange diferentes áreas do conhecimento e tem sido objeto de reflexão tanto das ciências naturais quanto sociais. Nos desdobramentos do conhecimento produzido sobre esta temática existem diversas abordagens que, da perspectiva das ciências sociais, podem ser identificadas. O propósito deste artigo é considerar algumas dessas abordagens e relacioná-las com as novas práticas sociais que determinam formas de intervenção inéditas sobre a natureza, e que colocam questões para estas ciências, enquanto produtoras de conhecimento sobre o tema. De igual forma, explicita-se a substituição deste termo pelo de ambiente e, posteriormente, o aparecimento do desenvolvimento sustentável, como parte do cabedal conceitual com que a problemática em torno das relações naturezasociedade é abordada nas ciências sociais.La construcción del sentido del término naturaleza abarca diferentes áreas del conocimiento y ha sido objeto de reflexión tanto de las ciencias naturales como sociales. Los desdoblamientos del conocimiento producido sobre este tema muestran que existen diversos abordajes que pueden ser identificados desde la perspectiva de las ciencias sociales. El objetivo de este artículo es considerar algunos de esos abordajes y relacionarlos con las nuevas prácticas sociales que determinan formas de intervención inéditas sobre la naturaleza y que sugieren cuestionamientos para estas ciencias, como productoras de conocimiento sobre este tema. De igual manera, se explicita la substitución de este término por el de ambiente e, posteriormente, el aparecimiento del término desarrollo sostenible como parte del acervo conceptual con que es abordada la problemática alrededor de las relaciones naturaleza-sociedad en las ciencias sociales.The construction of the term nature involves different areas of knowledge and has been the object of inquiry of both natural and social sciences. The knowledge

  11. Preoperative screening: value of previous tests.

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    Macpherson, D S; Snow, R; Lofgren, R P

    1990-12-15

    To determine the frequency of tests done in the year before elective surgery that might substitute for preoperative screening tests and to determine the frequency of test results that change from a normal value to a value likely to alter perioperative management. Retrospective cohort analysis of computerized laboratory data (complete blood count, sodium, potassium, and creatinine levels, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time). Urban tertiary care Veterans Affairs Hospital. Consecutive sample of 1109 patients who had elective surgery in 1988. At admission, 7549 preoperative tests were done, 47% of which duplicated tests performed in the previous year. Of 3096 previous results that were normal as defined by hospital reference range and done closest to the time of but before admission (median interval, 2 months), 13 (0.4%; 95% CI, 0.2% to 0.7%), repeat values were outside a range considered acceptable for surgery. Most of the abnormalities were predictable from the patient's history, and most were not noted in the medical record. Of 461 previous tests that were abnormal, 78 (17%; CI, 13% to 20%) repeat values at admission were outside a range considered acceptable for surgery (P less than 0.001, frequency of clinically important abnormalities of patients with normal previous results with those with abnormal previous results). Physicians evaluating patients preoperatively could safely substitute the previous test results analyzed in this study for preoperative screening tests if the previous tests are normal and no obvious indication for retesting is present.

  12. Multicentre evaluation of the Naída CI Q70 sound processor: feedback from cochlear implant users and professionals

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    Jeanette Martin

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this survey was to gather data from both implant recipients and professionals on the ease of use of the Naída CI Q70 (Naída CI sound processor from Advanced Bionics and on the usefulness of the new functions and features available. A secondary objective was to investigate fitting practices with the new processor. A comprehensive user satisfaction survey was conducted in a total of 186 subjects from 24 centres. In parallel, 23 professional questionnaires were collected from 11 centres. Overall, there was high satisfaction with the Naída CI processor from adults, children, experienced and new CI users as well as from professionals. The Naída CI processor was shown as being easy to use by all ages of recipients and by professionals. The majority of experienced CI users rated the Naída CI processor as being similar or better than their previous processor in all areas surveyed. The Naída CI was recommended by the professionals for fitting in all populations. Features like UltraZoom, ZoomControl and DuoPhone would not be fitted to very young children in contrast to adults. Positive ratings were obtained for ease of use, comfort and usefulness of the new functions and features of the Naída CI sound processor. Seventy-seven percent of the experienced CI users rated the new processor as being better than their previous sound processor from a general point of view. The survey also showed that fitting practices were influenced by the age of the user.

  13. Spectral reflectance properties of carbonaceous chondrites: 1. CI chondrites

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    Cloutis, E. A.; Hiroi, T.; Gaffey, M. J.; Alexander, C. M. O.'D.; Mann, P.

    2011-03-01

    Existing reflectance spectra of CI chondrites (18 spectra of 3 CIs) have been augmented with new (18 spectra of 2 CIs) reflectance spectra to ascertain the spectral variability of this meteorite class and provide insights into their spectral properties as a function of grain size, composition, particle packing, and viewing geometry. Particle packing and viewing geometry effects have not previously been examined for CI chondrites. The current analysis is focused on the 0.3-2.5 μm interval, as this region is available for the largest number of CI spectra. Reflectance spectra of powdered CI1 chondrites are uniformly dark (IOM), as no other CI opaque phase appears able to produce concurrent darkening and bluing. Magnetite can also explain the presence of an absorption feature near 1 μm in some CI spectra. The most blue-sloped spectra are generally associated with the larger grain size samples. For incidence and emission angles <60°, increasing phase angle results in darker and redder spectra, particularly below ∼1 μm. At high incidence angles (60°), increasing emission angle results in brighter and redder spectra. More densely packed samples and underdense (fluffed) samples show lower overall reflectance than normally packed and flat-surface powdered samples. Some B-class asteroids exhibit selected spectral properties consistent with CI chondrites, although perfect spectral matches have not been found. Because many CI chondrite spectra exhibit absorption features that can be related to specific mineral phases, the search for CI parent bodies can fruitfully be conducted using such parameters.

  14.  Dylematy harmonizacji rachunkowości

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    Jerzy Gierusz

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Harmonizacja rachunkowości finansowej jest procesem przynoszącym wiele korzyści, ale także generującym poważne zagrożenia. Wśród pozytywnych stron harmonizacji wymienić należy: wzmocnienie funkcji alokacyjnej rynków kapitałowych, wzrost zaufania inwestorów do sprawozdań finansowych, rozszerzenie możliwości pozyskiwania kapitału pożyczkowego, obniżenie kosztów funkcjonowania korporacji międzynarodowych. Towarzyszące harmonizacji zjawiska niepożądane to: wyeliminowanie porównywalności sprawozdań finansowych na poziomie krajowym, przekreślenie znacznej części dorobku szkoły kontynentalnej rachunkowości, ustanowienie monopolu w tworzeniu standardów, zanik normatywnego nurtu badań w rachunkowości.

  15. Zależność bodźcowości ciśnienia od cyrkulacji atmosferycznej w Warszawie

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    Katarzyna Rozbicka

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available W pracy zbadano: czasowy rozkład ciśnienia atmosferycznego, bodźcowe oddziaływanie ciśnienia atmosferycznego o wartościach wyższych od 1015 hPa lub niższych od 985 hPa. Wyznaczono częstość i prawdopodobieństwo wystąpienia ciśnienia o oddziaływaniu bodźcowym oraz zanalizowano zależność zmian międzydobowych ciśnienia od typów cyrkulacji atmosferycznej według klasyfikacji Lityńskiego. Do obliczeń wykorzystano cogodzinne wartości ciśnienia atmosferycznego pochodzące ze stacji Ursynów SGGW z okresu 2011–2015. Na podstawie badań stwierdzono, że ciśnienie atmosferyczne o oddziaływaniu bodźcowym w Warszawie może wystąpić w każdym miesiącu z prawdopodobieństwem od 0,2% do 19,1%, w przypadku ciśnienia o wartościach wyższych niż 1015 hPa oraz od 0,1 do 3,4%, w przypadku ciśnienia niższego od 985 hPa, z wyjątkiem czerwca i sierpnia. Zmiany międzydobowe ciśnienia atmosferycznego mogą osiągać około 24 hPa, a częstość występowania bodźców „silnych” wywołanych tymi zmianami wyniosła w poszczególnych miesiącach od 1% do 16%, natomiast bodźców „bardzo silnych” od 2% do 8%. Spośród sytuacji synoptycznych największe znaczenie dla bodźcowości zmian ciśnienia mają sytuacje cyklonalne: szczególnie przy adwekcji powietrza z sektora północno-zachodniego (NWC.

  16. Language Practices in the Ci-Classroom

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    Mourtou, Eleni

    2014-01-01

    Prelingually deafened children are nowadays likely to receive a cochlear implant (ci). As these children do their language acquisition with a cochlear implant they require a constant rehabilitation and support. Educational staff is instructed on how to work with children with ci in form...... of guidelines and workshops. This paper discusses language practices used in the setting of a school for cochlear-implanted children. These children encounter language and pronunciation problems that accompany prelingual deafness and hearing with a cochlear implant. I examine two practices, which are used...

  17. A Biblioteconomia e a Ciência da Informação na taxionomia das ciências de Charles Sanders Peirce

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    Carlos Cândido de Almeida

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Mostra a taxionomia das ciências desenvolvida por Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914 que divide as ciências em três ramos: ciências teóricas, ciências da revisão e ciências aplicadas. Detalha principalmente as ciências teóricas: a Matemática, a Filosofia e a Idioscopia. Discute também o conceito de Biblioteconomia e de Ciência da Informação e que segundo as definições e características, encontradas na literatura consultada, estão na condição de ciências aplicadas, direcionadas a problemas práticos da sociedade, ou seja, o problema de controle e disseminação da informação.

  18. Cinema, ciência e percepção.

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    Márcio Barreto

    Full Text Available Resumo O cinema invoca a questão dos limites da percepção humana, pois modula o tempo em imagens tão reais quanto artificiais, revelando algo mais próximo de uma nova dimensão da realidade do que de sua representação. No início do século XX, a ciência modifica o real percebido através das lentes dos microscópios e das teorias da física moderna; o parentesco entre cinema e ciência está principalmente naquilo que excede o campo perceptivo e é explorado neste artigo para mostrar como a tensão entre o caráter estático da fotografia e a fluidez fugitiva do tempo revela a ciência sem seus estereótipos habituais.

  19. Implications of CI therapy for Visual Deficit Training

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    Edward eTaub

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available We address here the question of whether the techniques of CI therapy, a family of treatments that has been employed in the rehabilitation of movement and language after brain damage might apply to the rehabilitation of such visual deficits as unilateral spatial neglect and visual field deficits. CI therapy has been used successfully for the upper and lower extremities after chronic stroke, cerebral palsy (CP, multiple sclerosis (MS, other CNS degenerative conditions, resection of motor areas of the brain, focal hand dystonia, and aphasia. Treatments making use of similar methods have proven efficacious for amblyopia.The CI therapy approach consists of four major components: intensive training, training by shaping, a transfer package to facilitate the transfer of gains from the treatment setting to everyday activities, and strong discouragement of compensatory strategies.CI therapy is said to be effective because it overcomes learned nonuse, a learned inhibition of movement that follows injury to the CNS. In addition, CI therapy produces substantial increases in the grey matter of motor areas on both sides of the brain. We propose here that these mechanisms are examples of more general processes: learned nonuse being considered parallel to sensory nonuse following damage to sensory areas of the brain, with both having in common diminished neural connections (DNC in the nervous system as an underlying mechanism. CI therapy would achieve its therapeutic effect by strengthening the diminished neural connections. Use-dependent cortical reorganization is considered to be an example of the more general neuroplastic mechanism of brain structure repurposing (BSR. If the mechanisms involved in these broader categories are involved in each of the deficits being considered, then it may be the principles underlying efficacious treatment in each case may be similar. The lessons learned during CI therapy research might then prove useful for the treatment of

  20. Por uma ciência do riso e da sabedoria

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    Paula Corrêa Henning

    2010-06-01

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    O artigo busca problematizar a história das ciências, especialmente o ethos da Modernidade e Pós-modernidade. Para isso, utiliza autores que se anteciparam à Pós-modernidade como Friedrich Nietzsche e Michel Foucault. Na esteira dessa discussão busca uma problematização acerca da Ciência nos rastros da Modernidade e algumas fissuras e fragilidades produzidas na ciência num cenário contemporâneo. Apresenta ainda alguns discursos midiáticos acerca de propagandas televisivas que trazem o discurso científico como legítimo e inabalável. Traz para o campo de discussão uma ciência alegre, como aprendemos com Nietzsche ou prosaica por vezes, anunciando o riso e a sabedoria na produção do conhecimento científico.

     

  1. Filosofia da ciência, ensino de ciências e psicanálise: Explorando analogias

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    Alberto Villani

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveremos um esquema referente às atitudes dos cientistas frente ao conhecimento científico, tendo como referência, de um lado, o debate entre Kuhn, Pepper, Lakatos e Feyerabend e, de outro, conceitos da psicanálise lacaniana. Em seguida, exploraremos esse esquema com uma analogia que nos permitirá elaborar novas interpretações para a educação em Ciências.

  2. BIOGRAMY POLSKICH MYŚLICIELI RACHUNKOWOŚCI

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    Renata Biadacz

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Fragmenty artykułu: Włodzimierz Brzezin (1926–2008, profesor zwyczajny, doktor habilitowany, urodził się 1 lipca 1926 r. w Wieluniu, zmarł 29 grudnia 2008 r. w Częstochowie. (... Bilans działalności i osiągnięć Profesora Brzezina jest bardzo bogaty i trudno go przedstawić w skrócie. Należy jednak zaznaczyć, że jedną z cech charakteryzujących całokształt Jego zainteresowań naukowych jest szeroki krąg tematyczny. Obejmuje zagadnienia teoretyczne i praktyczne rachunkowości, zarówno sensu stricte, jak i sensu largo, jak również problematykę teorii pomiaru, analizy finansowej, controllingu, polityki bilansowej, wykorzystania rachunku kosztów przez kadrę inżynierską. Zdzisław Kołaczyk (1927–2008 docent doktor, urodził się 15 czerwca 1927 r. w Częstochowie, zmarł 9 lipca 2008 r. w Poznaniu. (... Działalność naukowa doc. dr Z. Kołaczyka skupiała się głównie na rachunkowości finansowej. Początkowo Jego zainteresowania naukowe koncentrowały się na rachunku kosztów przedsiębiorstw przemysłowych i budowlanych. Z tego zakresu opublikował kilka interesujących artykułów naukowych, zamieszczonych w Ruchu Prawniczym, Ekonomicznym i Socjologicznym oraz w Zeszytach Naukowych WSE w Poznaniu. W kolejnych latach doc. dra Z. Kołaczyka interesował rozwój rachunkowości jako nauki i działalności praktycznej

  3. Notas sobre o autotelismo discursivo em ciências humanas

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    Paulo Eduardo Lopes

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    Full Text Available O Ateliê de Semiótica Discursiva, coordenado por Denis Bertrand, propôs focalizar, no ano letivo 1991-1992, a " Estética do Discurso Erudito", no quadro da temática "Estética da Ética" do Seminário de Semântica Geral, de A.J . Greimas, na Escola de Altos Estudos em Ciências Sociais de Paris (E. H. E. S. S.. Bertrand distribuiu cópias de trechos de textos célebres em ciências humanas (Lévi-Strauss, Deleuze e Guattari, Greimas, Barthes, Foucault e outros, sobre os quais os participantes deveriam realizar análises que tomassem como modelo, por exemplo, aquelas praticadas por Greimas e Landowski em lntroduction à L 'Analyse du Discours en Sciences Sociales ( 1979.

  4. Do estilo em ciência e em história das ciências

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    Michel Paty

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Ao considerar o conhecimento científico como uma forma de pensamento simbólico, entende-se com isso não simples sistemas de signos, mas conteúdos de pensamento (expressos por conceitos ligados entre si e que fazem sentido, que são, no espaço das representações mentais, os substitutos do "dado objetivo" que se supõe subjazer à experiência que fazemos do "mundo" pelos sentidos e, nesse nível indissociavelmente, pelo entendimento. Esse pensamento simbólico adquire densidade e consistência pela "tecelagem" realizada graças ao trabalho dos pensamentos individuais que se comunicam, social e culturalmente, inscritos no tempo da história. Da tensão dinâmica entre o sujeito do conhecimento, que busca a inteligibilidade (pela operação de sua razão, e a objetividade dos conteúdos que ele se propõe (inicialmente dados, depois modificados ou produzidos, resulta o movimento do pensamento científico e a transformação dos conhecimentos. Esse trabalho do pensamento simbólico é marcado por um estilo próprio a cada um, mas que em parte pode ser comum em contextos, escolas ou tradições. Em ciência e em história das ciências, o estilo intervém em dois níveis: o da abordagem "objetal" da produção das obras pelos cientistas e o da abordagem "reflexiva" da história epistemológica e da filosofia, que se interrogam sobre a significação tanto dos próprios conteúdos de conhecimento quanto do pensamento racional, simbólico, cuja função é manifestá-los.By considering scientific knowledge as a form of symbolic thought, we do not mean by the latter simply systems of signs, but thought contents (expressed by concepts related between them and providing meaning ; they are, in the space of mental representations, the substitutes of the «objectively given» that one supposes to underly the experience of the «world» done through the senses and the understanding, both being indissociable at this level. This symbolic thought gets

  5. Static Code Analysis with Gitlab-CI

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    2016-01-01

    Static Code Analysis is a simple but efficient way to ensure that application’s source code is free from known flaws and security vulnerabilities. Although such analysis tools are often coming with more advanced code editors, there are a lot of people who prefer less complicated environments. The easiest solution would involve education – where to get and how to use the aforementioned tools. However, counting on the manual usage of such tools still does not guarantee their actual usage. On the other hand, reducing the required effort, according to the idea “setup once, use anytime without sweat” seems like a more promising approach. In this paper, the approach to automate code scanning, within the existing CERN’s Gitlab installation, is described. For realization of that project, the Gitlab-CI service (the “CI” stands for "Continuous Integration"), with Docker assistance, was employed to provide a variety of static code analysers for different programming languages. This document covers the gene...

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    Aug 21, 2012 ... 1Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, CEP: 18601-060, Botucatu, SP, Brasil. 2Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Centro de Ciências Agrárias-CECA, Maceio, AL, Brasil. 3Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido, Departamento de Ciências Vegetais, Mossoró, RN, Brasil ...

  7. O Jornal Nacional e a Ciência

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    Diego Andres Salcedo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Entendendo a informação científica como aquela capaz de contribuir para o desenvolvimento de uma cultura científica, analisamos neste trabalho aspectos relacionados à presença da informação sobre ciência no Jornal Nacional (JN, da Rede Globo de Televisão. A partir da observação do noticiário veiculado de 1º de janeiro a 31 de março de 2007, foi possível identificar 88 matérias que traziam informações relacionadas à ciência. O corpus nos permitiu categorizar os tipos de inserção da ciência no JN, esboçar o interesse do JN pelos temas científicos e discutir seu papel na formação de uma cultura científica do povo brasileiro.

  8. Skinner: sobre ciência e comportamento humano

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    Angelo Augusto Silva Sampaio

    Full Text Available Atualmente, não se pode pensar no estudo do comportamento humano sem considerar a abordagem científica a este objeto: o campo da Psicologia científica. Esse campo é disputado por diversos enfoques teóricos que divergem quanto ao modo como definem ciência e comportamento humano. A abordagem de B. F. Skinner foi bastante proeminente no século XX, mas ainda continua a ser mal-entendida. Partindo do desenvolvimento histórico de sua obra, o presente texto visa a iluminar alguns aspectos relacionados às noções de ciência e comportamento humano desse autor e ressaltar as transformações por que passaram. Analisam-se três tópicos da obra de Skinner: seu período inicial (de 1930 a cerca de 1938, a obra "Ciência e Comportamento Humano" de 1953, e as influências da Biologia. São enfatizados aspectos relevantes da sua teorização sobre o tema: busca por relações funcionais, ênfase nos dados empíricos, operacionismo, externalismo, multideterminação do comportamento, experimentalismo, previsão e controle, ética.

  9. Kontrowersje w leczeniu dietetycznym otyłości

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    Irena Białokoz-Kalinowska

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Otyłość jest zjawiskiem coraz częściej występującym na świecie. Szacuje się, że ponad połowę dorosłej populacji krajów uprzemysłowionych dotknęła nadwaga, a odsetek otyłości w niektórych krajach (USA, Wielka Brytania wzrasta do 30%. Ta niepokojąca tendencja obserwowana jest również w populacji dzieci i młodzieży. Epidemia otyłości rozpoczęła się w latach 80. i trwa nieprzerwanie do chwili obecnej, stając się poważnym problemem społeczno-medycznym współczesnego świata. Przyczyny tego zjawiska są złożone i wynikają z uwarunkowań biologicznych i środowiskowych, w szczególności z niedostatecznej codziennej aktywności fizycznej oraz złych nawyków żywieniowych. Do tej pory nie udało się wypracować w pełni efektywnej strategii leczenia otyłości. Promocja zdrowego stylu życia oraz właściwych nawyków żywieniowych adresowana do całej populacji stanowi podstawę prewencji i leczenia otyłości. Powszechnie stosowane różnego rodzaju diety odchudzające zawierają często sprzeczne zalecenia. Istniejące kontrowersje utrudniają wybór skutecznej diety w celu redukcji masy ciała, a ich mnogość i różnorodność wprowadzają swoisty chaos informacyjny. Efekty wielu diet są krótkotrwałe i obarczone efektem jo-jo. W wielu przypadkach brak jest jakichkolwiek przesłanek naukowych uzasadniających dane postępowanie dietetyczne. Właśnie dlatego wciąż istnieje potrzeba prowadzenia dalszych badań naukowych umożliwiających w sposób obiektywny ocenę skuteczności dietetycznych metod leczenia otyłości. W niniejszej pracy autorzy przedstawiają spotykane w praktyce różne dietetyczne podejścia do problemu otyłości, wskazując na ich efektywność i naukowe uzasadnienie.

  10. Transseksualizm – pytania i wątpliwości

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    Magdalena Radko

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Wiek dojrzewania jest czasem określania własnej tożsamości, odkrywania pragnień, dążeń, również w sferze sek‑ sualności. Poszukiwanie siebie, własnej orientacji seksualnej, znajdowanie pierwszych obiektów pożądania jest dla adolescenta nowym, ważnym przeżyciem, wyzwalającym silne emocje. Czasami jednak młody człowiek staje wo‑ bec dużych trudności, bowiem to, co odkrywa w sobie, nie znajduje umocowania w społecznych normach, nie jest akceptowane przez rodzinę i otoczenie, a w związku z tym dla samego adolescenta staje się ciężarem trudnym do uniesienia. Konsekwencją nieradzenia sobie z własną seksualnością, jej odbiorem rodzinnym lub społecznym mogą być zaburzenia depresyjne, lękowe, zaburzenia odżywiania oraz różnorodne formy autoagresji. W obliczu wysokie‑ go ryzyka występowania zaburzeń psychicznych u osób w wieku rozwojowym, u których seksualność kształtuje się w sposób odmienny, należy rozważać szerokie spektrum czynników mogących determinować takie, a nie inne oblicze seksualności. Intencją autorów pracy było przedstawienie, w oparciu o przypadek kliniczny, historii człowieka odkry‑ wającego swoją tożsamość płciową, biorąc pod uwagę zarówno osobnicze uwarunkowania, przebyte zdarzenia trau‑ matyczne, jak i kontekst rodzinny pacjenta oraz konsekwencje procesu coming out. Autorzy starali się zwrócić uwagę na złożoność i wielostopniowość procesu ujawniania się, który stał się możliwy dopiero po zapewnieniu adolescen‑ towi zrozumienia, wsparcia i akceptacji. Tym samym ukazano kluczową rolę środowiska, które może sprzyjać pro‑ cesowi odkrywania się i umożliwić go lub przeciwnie – utrudnić czy też całkowicie go zablokować. Transseksualizm w różnych środowiskach budzi sporo kontrowersji, pytań i wątpliwości. Historia hospitalizowanego pacjenta obrazu‑ je złożoność problemów, z którymi zmagają się osoby z zaburzeniami tożsamości

  11. Particulate emissions from biodiesel fuelled CI engines

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    Agarwal, Avinash Kumar; Gupta, Tarun; Shukla, Pravesh C.; Dhar, Atul

    2015-01-01

    Highlights: • Physical and chemical characterization of biodiesel particulates. • Toxicity of biodiesel particulate due to EC/OC, PAHs and BTEX. • Trace metals and unregulated emissions from biodiesel fuelled diesel engines. • Influence of aftertreatment devices and injection strategy on biodiesel particulates. • Characterization of biodiesel particulate size-number distribution. - Abstract: Compression ignition (CI) engines are the most popular prime-movers for transportation sector as well as for stationary applications. Petroleum reserves are rapidly and continuously depleting at an alarming pace and there is an urgent need to find alternative energy resources to control both, the global warming and the air pollution, which is primarily attributed to combustion of fossil fuels. In last couple of decades, biodiesel has emerged as the most important alternative fuel candidate to mineral diesel. Numerous experimental investigations have confirmed that biodiesel results in improved engine performance, lower emissions, particularly lower particulate mass emissions vis-à-vis mineral diesel and is therefore relatively more environment friendly fuel, being renewable in nature. Environmental and health effects of particulates are not simply dependent on the particulate mass emissions but these change depending upon varying physical and chemical characteristics of particulates. Particulate characteristics are dependent on largely unpredictable interactions between engine technology, after-treatment technology, engine operating conditions as well as fuel and lubricating oil properties. This review paper presents an exhaustive summary of literature on the effect of biodiesel and its blends on exhaust particulate’s physical characteristics (such as particulate mass, particle number-size distribution, particle surface area-size distribution, surface morphology) and chemical characteristics (such as elemental and organic carbon content, speciation of polyaromatic

  12. Multi dimentional modeling of a CI engine

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    Koten, Hasan; Yilmaz, Mustafa; Zafer Gul, M. [Marmara University Mechanical Engineering Department (Turkey)], E-mail: hasan.koten@marmara.edu.tr

    2011-07-01

    With the coming shortage of fossil fuels and rising concerns about the environment, it is important to develop new technologies that reduce both energy consumption and pollution at the same time. In the transportation sector, new combustion processes are under development to provide clean diesel combustion with no particulate and NOx emissions. However, these processes have issues such as limited power output, high levels of unburned hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide emissions. The aim of this paper is to determine in-cylinder flow characteristics to improve combustion performance. Combustion modeling was performed using the ECFM-3Z combustion model and 1D dynamic model and calculations on the configuration of a direct injection diesel engine were made. This study showed that the new ECFM-3Z combustion model provides results in accordance with previous research but that further studies are needed to determine the optimum engine parameters.

  13. Previously unknown species of Aspergillus.

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    Gautier, M; Normand, A-C; Ranque, S

    2016-08-01

    The use of multi-locus DNA sequence analysis has led to the description of previously unknown 'cryptic' Aspergillus species, whereas classical morphology-based identification of Aspergillus remains limited to the section or species-complex level. The current literature highlights two main features concerning these 'cryptic' Aspergillus species. First, the prevalence of such species in clinical samples is relatively high compared with emergent filamentous fungal taxa such as Mucorales, Scedosporium or Fusarium. Second, it is clearly important to identify these species in the clinical laboratory because of the high frequency of antifungal drug-resistant isolates of such Aspergillus species. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has recently been shown to enable the identification of filamentous fungi with an accuracy similar to that of DNA sequence-based methods. As MALDI-TOF MS is well suited to the routine clinical laboratory workflow, it facilitates the identification of these 'cryptic' Aspergillus species at the routine mycology bench. The rapid establishment of enhanced filamentous fungi identification facilities will lead to a better understanding of the epidemiology and clinical importance of these emerging Aspergillus species. Based on routine MALDI-TOF MS-based identification results, we provide original insights into the key interpretation issues of a positive Aspergillus culture from a clinical sample. Which ubiquitous species that are frequently isolated from air samples are rarely involved in human invasive disease? Can both the species and the type of biological sample indicate Aspergillus carriage, colonization or infection in a patient? Highly accurate routine filamentous fungi identification is central to enhance the understanding of these previously unknown Aspergillus species, with a vital impact on further improved patient care. Copyright © 2016 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and

  14. O nieusuwalności podmiotu matematycznego

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    Adam Olszewski

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In the paper the author attempts to show that the Mathematical Subject is irremovable from the Philosophy of Mathematics. In doing so he wants to argue, first, that Church's Thesis should be seen as a statement about the Mathematical Subject. Second, he wants to show that philosophical relations between some problems such as Koenig's lemma vs Fan theorem, or Goedel's theorem on incompleteness vs. Halting problem, could be better grasped within the framework of the Mathematical Subject.

  15. As ciências naturais e as ciências do espírito na era da globalização

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    Jaeschke, Walter

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo, o autor apresenta, primeiramente, reflexões de cunho histórico sobre a relação entre as Ciências Naturais e as Ciências do Espírito, seguidas de observações, de caráter mais sistemático, sobre o conceito das próprias Ciências do Espírito. Com fundamento nessas observações, tece algumas reflexões sobre até que ponto podemos esperar da globalização efeitos sobre as Ciências Naturais e as Ciências do Espírito

  16. Combustion Stratification for Naphtha from CI Combustion to PPC

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    Vallinayagam, R.

    2017-03-28

    This study demonstrates the combustion stratification from conventional compression ignition (CI) combustion to partially premixed combustion (PPC). Experiments are performed in an optical CI engine at a speed of 1200 rpm for diesel and naphtha (RON = 46). The motored pressure at TDC is maintained at 35 bar and fuelMEP is kept constant at 5.1 bar to account for the difference in fuel properties between naphtha and diesel. Single injection strategy is employed and the fuel is injected at a pressure of 800 bar. Photron FASTCAM SA4 that captures in-cylinder combustion at the rate of 10000 frames per second is employed. The captured high speed video is processed to study the combustion homogeneity based on an algorithm reported in previous studies. Starting from late fuel injection timings, combustion stratification is investigated by advancing the fuel injection timings. For late start of injection (SOI), a direct link between SOI and combustion phasing is noticed. At early SOI, combustion phasing depends on both intake air temperature and SOI. In order to match the combustion phasing (CA50) of diesel, the intake air temperature is increased to 90°C for naphtha. The combustion stratification from CI to PPC is also investigated for various level of dilution by displacing oxygen with nitrogen in the intake. The start of combustion (SOC) was delayed with the increase in dilution and to compensate for this, the intake air temperature is increased. The mixture homogeneity is enhanced for higher dilution due to longer ignition delay. The results show that high speed image is initially blue and then turned yellow, indicating soot formation and oxidation. The luminosity of combustion images decreases with early SOI and increased dilution. The images are processed to generate the level of stratification based on the image intensity. The level of stratification is same for diesel and naphtha at various SOI. When O concentration in the intake is decreased to 17.7% and 14

  17. Technical note: A new day- and night-time Meteosat Second Generation Cirrus Detection Algorithm MeCiDA

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    W. Krebs

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A new cirrus detection algorithm for the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager (SEVIRI aboard the geostationary Meteosat Second Generation (MSG, MeCiDA, is presented. The algorithm uses the seven infrared channels of SEVIRI and thus provides a consistent scheme for cirrus detection at day and night. MeCiDA combines morphological and multi-spectral threshold tests and detects optically thick and thin ice clouds. The thresholds were determined by a comprehensive theoretical study using radiative transfer simulations for various atmospheric situations as well as by manually evaluating actual satellite observations. The cirrus detection has been optimized for mid- and high latitudes but it could be adapted to other regions as well. The retrieved cirrus masks have been validated by comparison with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS Cirrus Reflection Flag. To study possible seasonal variations in the performance of the algorithm, one scene per month of the year 2004 was randomly selected and compared with the MODIS flag. 81% of the pixels were classified identically by both algorithms. In a comparison of monthly mean values for Europe and the North-Atlantic MeCiDA detected 29.3% cirrus coverage, while the MODIS SWIR cirrus coverage was 38.1%. A lower detection efficiency is to be expected for MeCiDA, as the spatial resolution of MODIS is considerably better and as we used only the thermal infrared channels in contrast to the MODIS algorithm which uses infrared and visible radiances. The advantage of MeCiDA compared to retrievals for polar orbiting instruments or previous geostationary satellites is that it permits the derivation of quantitative data every 15 min, 24 h a day. This high temporal resolution allows the study of diurnal variations and life cycle aspects. MeCiDA is fast enough for near real-time applications.

  18. e Ciências Afins (MAST

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    Marcus Granato

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available MAST is a science and technology museum located in the grounds and architectural complex belonging to the former Observatório Nacional in Rio de Janeiro. This complex, concluded in 1921, comprises of 16 buildings, and was listed by the Artistic and Historic National (1986 and State (1987 Heritage. This complex features three pavilions sheltering the equatorial telescopes, typical examples of Architecture and Engineering buildings for Astronomic purposes. Two of these pavilions, all of which are under the care of MAST, shelter the 21 cm and 32 cm telescopes, plus a third, part of the National Observatory, which houses the 46 cm equatorial telescope. The present study is the result of the work undertaken by MAST to preserve and restore the historical buildings under its responsibility. Thanks to a partnership set up with the Vitae Foundation, it has been possible to develop restoration work covering all aspects of the pavilions (moving metal dome, building, scientific instrument, as well as the area’s museography, with a view to informing visitors about the restoration work undertaken. The project, based on the historical research on the complex, was carried out by a multidisciplinary team over two years. Each stage of the work was comprehensively photographed, including the intervention project design, which was based on architectural surveys and the diagnosis of the complex’s state of repair, plus the restoration per se. This is a groundbreaking initiative in Latin America and will serve as an example for future actions to be taken on historical buildings, especially those built for scientific and technological purposes.

  19. A ciência no espaço educacional da criança: do fazer ciência à ciência do fazer

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    Carolina Rodrigues de Souza

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to reflect on the possible articulations of the development of science in the education of children and their respective childhoods. While in Kindergarten and Elementary School students are, above all, children, and as such, subjects endowed with intelligence, emotions, and feelings. They are able to make observations, retain information, propose arguments, participate in discussions, and make choices that allow them to exercise free expression of theirs thoughts in many different languages. However, to ensure the effective participation of the child as a subject of today, not an intented being, it is necessary to reconsider the actions and relationships in the school environment. In this sense, this study highlights contributions on how the educational process of science can/should be thought in the process of children education. Also, we hope to provide access to scientific culture without detracting the childhoods. We highlight the possibility of using some powerful elements of science in the school environment to sharpen curiosity and improve new worldviews. Often different from the adult perspective, science in children education should emphasize issues such as the specificity of child logic, which encompasses creativity, imagination, fantasy, and desire. This article, in its theoretical nature, discusses notions such as childhood, children, and science in order to consider a type of early childhood education in which an educational routine with elements of scientific culture would enable the occurrence of childhood practice. Este artigo objetiva refletir sobre as possíveis articulações do desenvolvimento das ciências na educação das crianças e suas respectivas infâncias e parte da compreensão de que na Educação Infantil e nos primeiros anos do Ensino Fundamental, os estudantes antes de alunos são crianças, e como tais, são sujeitos completos, dotados de inteligência, emoções e sentimentos; capazes de

  20. Reproductive outcomes in adolescents who had a previous birth or an induced abortion compared to adolescents' first pregnancies

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    Wenzlaff Paul

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recently, attention has been focused on subsequent pregnancies among teenage mothers. Previous studies that compared the reproductive outcomes of teenage nulliparae and multiparae often did not consider the adolescents' reproductive histories. Thus, the authors compared the risks for adverse reproductive outcomes of adolescent nulliparae to teenagers who either have had an induced abortion or a previous birth. Methods In this retrospective cohort study we used perinatal data prospectively collected by obstetricians and midwives from 1990–1999 (participation rate 87–98% of all hospitals in Lower Saxony, Germany. From the 9742 eligible births among adolescents, women with multiple births, >1 previous pregnancies, or a previous spontaneous miscarriage were deleted and 8857 women Results In bivariate logistic regression analyses, compared to nulliparous teenagers, adolescents with a previous birth had higher risks for perinatal [OR = 2.08, CI = 1.11,3.89] and neonatal [OR = 4.31, CI = 1.77,10.52] mortality and adolescents with a previous abortion had higher risks for stillbirths [OR = 3.31, CI = 1.01,10.88] and preterm births [OR = 2.21, CI = 1.07,4.58]. After adjusting for maternal nationality, partner status, smoking, prenatal care and pre-pregnancy BMI, adolescents with a previous birth were at higher risk for perinatal [OR = 2.35, CI = 1.14,4.86] and neonatal mortality [OR = 4.70, CI = 1.60,13.81] and adolescents with a previous abortion had a higher risk for very low birthweight infants [OR = 2.74, CI = 1.06,7.09] than nulliparous teenagers. Conclusion The results suggest that teenagers who give birth twice as adolescents have worse outcomes in their second pregnancy compared to those teenagers who are giving birth for the first time. The prevention of the second pregnancy during adolescence is an important public health objective and should be addressed by health care providers who attend the first birth or the abortion

  1. Underestimation of Severity of Previous Whiplash Injuries

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    Naqui, SZH; Lovell, SJ; Lovell, ME

    2008-01-01

    INTRODUCTION We noted a report that more significant symptoms may be expressed after second whiplash injuries by a suggested cumulative effect, including degeneration. We wondered if patients were underestimating the severity of their earlier injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied recent medicolegal reports, to assess subjects with a second whiplash injury. They had been asked whether their earlier injury was worse, the same or lesser in severity. RESULTS From the study cohort, 101 patients (87%) felt that they had fully recovered from their first injury and 15 (13%) had not. Seventy-six subjects considered their first injury of lesser severity, 24 worse and 16 the same. Of the 24 that felt the violence of their first accident was worse, only 8 had worse symptoms, and 16 felt their symptoms were mainly the same or less than their symptoms from their second injury. Statistical analysis of the data revealed that the proportion of those claiming a difference who said the previous injury was lesser was 76% (95% CI 66–84%). The observed proportion with a lesser injury was considerably higher than the 50% anticipated. CONCLUSIONS We feel that subjects may underestimate the severity of an earlier injury and associated symptoms. Reasons for this may include secondary gain rather than any proposed cumulative effect. PMID:18201501

  2. Diversidade sexual e ensino de ciências: buscando sentidos

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    Leandro Jorge Coelho

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO objetivo desse estudo foi analisar os sentidos atribuídos por professores de Ciências e alunos à diversidade sexual. Foram utilizados: questionário, entrevista, produção de textos, análise documental e a técnica de grupo focal para a coleta de dados. De modo geral, os alunos possuem sentidos que reconhecem Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais e Transgêneros (LGBT como "estranhos", mesmo assim, acreditam que têm o dever de respeitar as escolhas de cada um. As travestis foram declaradamente apresentadas com repúdio por eles, sendo a homossexualidade e bissexualidade aparentemente mais aceitas. Os professores parecem manter aulas que não abordam estas questões, mesmo o Ensino de Ciências, sendo um momento privilegiado para problematizações sobre diversidade sexual e gênero. É necessário investir em discussões sobre esses temas na formação inicial e continuada de professores, buscando a construção de novos sentidos e práticas que se preocupem com o desvelamento de significados preconceituosos sobre gênero e diversidade sexual.

  3. Farmakogenetyczne uwarunkowania lekooporności w padaczce

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    Alicja Kozera-Kępniak

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Padaczka jest jedną z najczęstszych chorób ośrodkowego układu nerwowego, występującą u około 1% populacji na świecie. Charakteryzuje się występowaniem nawracających napadów o różnej symptomatologii. Szacuje się, że u 30% pacjentów mimo prowadzonego właściwego leczenia przeciwpadaczkowego nadal występują napady drgawkowe. Jest to tak zwane zjawisko lekooporności. W Polsce problem ten dotyczy około 100 000–120 000 chorych. Czynnikami predysponującymi do wystąpienia padaczki lekoopornej są: ujawnienie się choroby przed 1. rokiem życia, duża częstotliwość napadów przed rozpoczęciem leczenia oraz zmiany strukturalne mózgu, w tym wady rozwojowe kory mózgowej. Niekontrolowane napady padaczkowe pogarszają jakość życia chorych, zwiększając ryzyko urazów, wpływając negatywnie na samopoczucie fizyczne oraz funkcjonowanie psychospołeczne. Chociaż znane są potencjalne czynniki ryzyka, to nadal nie wiadomo, dlaczego u dwóch pacjentów z tym samym rodzajem padaczki lub tym samym typem napadów skuteczność leczenia lekami przeciwpadaczkowymi może być skrajnie różna. Wśród możliwych przyczyn tego zjawiska wymienia się czynniki genetyczne, zmieniające właściwości farmakodynamiczne i farmakokinetyczne stosowanych leków. Do grupy tych czynników zalicza się: genetycznie uwarunkowany polimorfizm niektórych enzymów mikrosomalnych (CYP2C9, CYP2C19, glikoproteiny P, białka MRP (multidrug resistance-associated protein oraz zaburzenia funkcji farmakodynamicznych receptorów GABA (GABAA i kana- łów jonowych. Wydaje się, że badania nad mechanizmami lekooporności mogą skutkować wprowadzeniem nowych strategii terapeutycznych. Niniejszy artykuł ma na celu przedstawienie wpływu powyżej wymienionych czynników genetycznych na brak skuteczności leczenia w padaczce.

  4. BIOGRAMY POLSKICH MYŚLICIELI NIERUCHOMOŚCI

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    Edyta Łazarowicz

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Fragment artykułu: [b]Andrzej Bieniek[/b] (1895-1944, doktor, urodził się 17 października 1895 r. w Bratucicach (powiat Bochnia, rozstrzelany 26 lipca 1944 roku w ruinach getta w Warszawie. (...Doktor A. Bieniek zajmował się głównie problemami organizacji księgowości w przedsiębiorstwach oraz rachunkiem kosztów. Był autorem m.in. następujących publikacji: Polska metoda księgowości oparta na ekonomicznym systemie Taylora (Biblioteka Państwowej Szkoły Handlowej Męskiej w Łodzi, Łódź 1927, Kantor wzorowy w szkołach handlowych (Biblioteka Państwowej Szkoły Handlowej Męskiej w Łodzi, Warszawa-Łódź 1928, Księgowość w przedsiębiorstwach przemysłowych (Biblioteka Rady Głównej Zrzeszeń Księgowych i Rzeczoznawców Księgowości w Polsce, Warszawa 1935, Zasady inwentaryzacji i bilansowania (Związek Księgowych w Polsce, Warszawa 1936, Organizacja rachunkowości w przedsiębiorstwach przemysłowych ((Związek Księgowych w Polsce, Warszawa 1939, Zasady analizy bilansów (Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Szkół Zawodowych. Sekcja Główna Handlowa, Warszawa 1939. [b]Zygmunt Stefan Kossut[/b] (1922–1984 profesor doktor habilitowany, syn Wiktora Kossuta i Henryki Serafin, urodził się 16 kwietnia 1922 r. (.. Do dzisiaj znane jest profesjonalistom zdanie E. Terebuchy, że „on pierwszy (Z. Kossut – M.G. przeorał ugór w naszej nauce rachunkowości, wykonując próbę sformułowania nowych poglądów na metody badawcze w dziedzinie teorii rachunkowości.” [b]Kazimierz Sowa[/b] (1915–1972, profesor nadzwyczajny, doktor, urodził się 2 października 1915 roku w Krakowie w rodzinie chłopskiej, zmarł 17 grudnia 1972 r. w Krakowie. Był żonaty, bezdzietny. (... Okres pracy zawodowej Kazimiera Sowy (1938–1972 był bardzo zróżnicowany i przebiegał wielotorowo. Była to praca naukowo-dydaktyczna w szkolnictwie wyższym, praca redakcyjno-popularyzatorska, organizacyjno-kierownicza w Stowarzyszeniu Księgowych w

  5. Combustion Stratification for Naphtha from CI Combustion to PPC

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    Vallinayagam, R.; Vedharaj, S.; An, Yanzhao; Dawood, Alaaeldin; Izadi Najafabadi, Mohammad; Somers, Bart; Johansson, Bengt

    2017-01-01

    This study demonstrates the combustion stratification from conventional compression ignition (CI) combustion to partially premixed combustion (PPC). Experiments are performed in an optical CI engine at a speed of 1200 rpm for diesel and naphtha (RON

  6. The configuration-driven table CI method and comparison with integral-driven CI procedures

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    Buenker, R.J.

    1980-01-01

    A new configuration-driven CI algorithm is outlined which eliminates the need for explicit comparison of pairs of Slater determinants through the use of a series of compact tables. In this scheme each pair of configurations is either shown to be non-interacting or to fall into one of nine cases, each of which is characterized fully once certain orbital permutations are determined. The program is divided into three parts: a case structure analysis step including integral label generation, a sort of the required electron repulsion integrals, and finally a procedure in which the foregoing information is combined with tabulated directions for the evaluation of the necessary Hamiltonian matrix elements over spin-adapted functions. Timing improvements of up to more than a factor of four have been achieved with the new algorithm

  7. Alguns efeitos do discurso da ciência na atualidade

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    Cristóvão Giovani Burgarelli

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende discutir um dos desdobramentos da ciência em especial: a tecnociência, considerada aqui como marca da contemporaneidade que dita o imperativo da técnica e de seu aparato como aquilo que, supostamente, a tudo responde, preenche e satisfaz. O meio acadêmico, inserido no contexto cultural atravessado pela lógica tecnocientífica, não está livre de seus efeitos e da dinâmica consumista que tende a considerar o saber como um bem de consumo. Ao contrário, tanto as escolas quanto as universidades aderem a essa lógica e expulsam de seu arcabouço a possibilidade de subjetivação, ou seja, o modo singular de um sujeito se haver, diferentemente, com as marcas que o constituem.

  8. Ciência da Computação

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    André Felipe Henriques Librantz

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um sistema de navegação autônoma de robôs construídos com kits Lego Mindstorms, para cálculo de trajetórias. Esse sistema pode ser utilizado como instrumento pedagógico multidisciplinar no curso de Ciência da Computação, uma vez que, para o seu desenvolvimento são necessários conhecimentos de algoritmos, linguagem de programação, lógica computacional, estrutura de dados, inteligência artificial (IA, redes de computadores, computação gráfica e robótica.

  9. PENGUASAAN KERAJAAN TARUMANEGARA TERHADAP KAWASAN HULU CI SADANE THE CONTROL OF TARUMANEGARA KINGDOM TO THE CI SADANE UPSTREAM AREA

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    Endang Widyastuti

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT As we know that the oldest kingdom in West Java is the Kingdom Tarumanegara. Authentic evidence of the existence of such is the kingdom of seven inscriptions, of which five were found in the upstream region is now administratively Cisadane including Bogor regency. Three of the five inscriptions indicate the possession of territory by Tarumanegara kingdom. This indicates that the upstream region Cisadane is an area that is quite important and has the potential to be controlled by Tarumanegara.   Key words:upstream of Ci Sadane, Tarumanegara kingdom, control area   ABSTRAK Sebagaimana diketahui bahwa kerajaan tertua di Jawa Barat adalah Kerajaan Tarumanegara. Bukti otentik mengenai keberadaan kerajaan tersebut adalah adanya tujuh prasasti, yang lima diantaranya ditemukan di kawasan Hulu Cisadane yang sekarang secara administratif termasuk wilayah Kabupaten Bogor. Tiga diantara kelima prasasti tersebut menunjukkan penguasaan wilayah tersebut oleh Kerajaan Tarumanegara. Hal ini mengindikasikan bahwa kawasan hulu cisadane merupakan kawasan yang cukup penting dan mempunyai potensi yang harus dikuasai oleh Tarumanegara.   Kata Kunci:hulu Ci Sadane, Kerajaan Tarumanegara, penguasaan wilayah.

  10. Convergências entre a Ciência da Informação e as Ciências Cognitivas

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    Aida Varela Varela

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Apresentam-se as convergências entre a Ciência da Informação e as Ciências Cognitivas, buscando argumentos, fundamentos para fomentar e produzir o saber e o fazer, potencializando estudos e aproximações. Para tal, reflete-se sobre conhecimentos e necessidades, os principais representantes das correntes cognitivas, como substrato aos processos de recuperação, compreensão, reflexão e criticidade essenciais à construção do conhecimento científico, com destaque para o domínio dos vários níveis de leitura para buscar e usar a informação. Utiliza-se como metodologia revisão bibliográfica, com estabelecimento de diálogos com autores clássicos e contemporâneos das áreas em questão. Conclui-se que é preciso se destacar o caráter paradigmático, bem como outras dimensões das construções conceituais e práticas das duas áreas em foco, principalmente os concentrar as pesquisas nos estudos cognitivos para subsidiar a busca da informação com autonomia e garantia de desenvolvimento pessoal, com maior contribuição num contexto de constantes mudanças.

  11. Detection of CI line emission towards the oxygen-rich AGB star omi Ceti

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    Saberi, M.; Vlemmings, W. H. T.; De Beck, E.; Montez, R.; Ramstedt, S.

    2018-05-01

    We present the detection of neutral atomic carbon CI(3P1-3P0) line emission towards omi Cet. This is the first time that CI is detected in the envelope around an oxygen-rich M-type asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star. We also confirm the previously tentative CI detection around V Hya, a carbon-rich AGB star. As one of the main photodissociation products of parent species in the circumstellar envelope (CSE) around evolved stars, CI can be used to trace sources of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in CSEs. The observed flux density towards omi Cet can be reproduced by a shell with a peak atomic fractional abundance of 2.4 × 10-5 predicted based on a simple chemical model where CO is dissociated by the interstellar radiation field. However, the CI emission is shifted by 4 km s-1 from the stellar velocity. Based on this velocity shift, we suggest that the detected CI emission towards omi Cet potentially arises from a compact region near its hot binary companion. The velocity shift could, therefore, be the result of the orbital velocity of the binary companion around omi Cet. In this case, the CI column density is estimated to be 1.1 × 1019 cm-2. This would imply that strong UV radiation from the companion and/or accretion of matter between two stars is most likely the origin of the CI enhancement. However, this hypothesis can be confirmed by high-angular resolution observations.

  12. Trophic analysis of the fish community in the Ciénega Churince, Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila

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    Ariana Hernández

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Fish diets were analyzed to evaluate the dynamic trophs of the fish community in the Churince wetland system of the Cuatro Ciénegas, where the fauna consists of nine species: endemic, native and introduced. In nine sampling events (between February 2011 and May 2014 556 specimens of all nine species were collected. Stomach contents were analyzed and the Relative Importance Index (IRI was calculated. The feed coefficient (Q of the diets and the accumulated trophic diversity (Hk, as well as the amplitude of the trophic niche were evaluated. Feeding strategies in the fish community were found to be eurifagic. The main foods in general were insects, crustaceans, gastropods, plants and teleosts. According to the average linkage method, four functional trophic groups were defined, with no higher consumption species; nevertheless all were regulators, mainly invertebrates. Therefore, the chain reaction in food control was higher from top to bottom, meaning a downwards dietary control.

  13. Cluster expansion of the wavefunction. Calculation of electron correlations in ground and excited states by SAC and SAC CI theories

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    Nakatsuji, H.

    1979-01-01

    The SAC and SAC CI theories are formulated for actual calculations of singlet ground states and their excited states of arbitrary spin multiplicity. Approximations are considered for the variational methods since time-consuming terms are involved. The results of test calculations for singlet states have shown, with much smaller numbers of variables (sizes of the matrices involved), excellent agreement with the full CI and close-to-full CI results. This shows the utility of the SAC theory for ground states and especially of the SAC CI theory for excited states, since the slow convergence of the CI theory is much more critical for excited states than for ground states. (Auth.)

  14. Estudos de Comunidade e ciências sociais no Brasil

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    Nemuel da Silva Oliveira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é fazer um balanço da literatura sobre os Estudos de Comunidade (EC no Brasil, destacando o contexto intelectual em que foram produzidos e os debates que suscitaram, especialmente entre as décadas de 1940 e 1960. Método de pesquisa em comunidades, oriundo da Antropologia, em investigações sobre o processo de mudança social, os EC estiveram em voga nos Estados Unidos entre os anos 1920 e 1950, tendo papel fundamental na institucionalização das Ciências Sociais no Brasil. Destacamos três aspectos na produção desses estudos no país, iniciando com uma abordagem conceitual: definições, origem e sua relação com temáticas marcantes nos anos 1950. Em seguida, privilegiamos os aspectos relacionados ao papel dos EC na história das Ciências Sociais no Brasil, com destaque para o processo de institucionalização das Ciências Sociais. Por fim, revisitamos os debates que tais estudos geraram entre os cientistas sociais quanto ao padrão de trabalho sociológico a ser desenvolvido naquele momento.The purpose of this article is to examine the literature about Community Studies(CS in Brazil, highlighting their intellectual context of production and the debates evoked by them, especially between the 1940's and 1960's. As a research method arising from Anthropology on communities in social change process, CS was used in United States between 1920's and 1950's, and played a fundamental role in the institutionalization of Social Sciences in Brazil. Three aspects are highlighted on CS production: first, in a conceptual approach, we discuss their definitions, origins and relation to main topics in the 1950's. The second aspect is related to the role of CS in the history of Social Sciences, especially their institutionalization process. By the end, we revisit the debates between social scientists about the sociological work standard to be developed at that time.

  15. Korzyści karmienia piersią dla matki

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    Magdalena Gibas-Dorna

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Powszechnie wiadomo, że karmienie piersią pozytywnie wpływa na zdrowie dziecka oraz jego rozwój intelek‑ tualny. światowa Organizacja Zdrowia (World Health Organization, WHO zaleca rozpoczęcie karmienia piersią od pierwszej godziny po porodzie i jego kontynuację przez okres co najmniej 6 miesięcy, a w miarę urozmaicania diety dziecka rekomenduje utrzymanie tego sposobu żywienia mniej więcej do 2. roku życia, traktując mleko matki jako najlepszy jakościowo pokarm uzupełniający. Coraz częściej podkreśla się protek‑ cyjną rolę karmienia naturalnego w rozwoju różnych chorób u matek oraz potencjalne skutki unikania prze‑ dłużonej laktacji. Wydaje się, że korzyści dla matki mają charakter wczesny (podczas połogu oraz długofa‑ lowy. Tuż po porodzie karmienie piersią przyspiesza obkurczanie macicy, zapobiega nadmiernej utracie krwi, chroni przed niedokrwistością z niedoboru żelaza, przeciwdziała wystąpieniu depresji poporodowej, umacnia więź matka – dziecko oraz poprawia zaburzoną w tym okresie jakość snu. Korzyści długofalowe wiążą się z obniżeniem ryzyka wystąpienia niektórych chorób nowotworowych (rak sutka, rak endometrium, rak jajni‑ ka, chorób sercowo‑naczyniowych (choroba niedokrwienna serca, nadciśnienie tętnicze, zaburzeń metabo‑ licznych (cukrzyca, nietolerancja glukozy, otyłość, hiperlipidemia, hiperinsulinemia, reumatoidalnego zapa‑ lenia stawów czy osteoporozy. Przedłużenie okresu laktacji i karmienia piersią ma również wymierną korzyść ekonomiczną i stanowi darmową naturalną antykoncepcję. Poniższa praca podsumowuje aktualny stan wie‑ dzy na temat wpływu karmienia piersią na zdrowie matek karmiących.

  16. Fazer ciência: o lugar do conceito

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    Wilton Garcia

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este texto visa abrir uma discussão acerca da pesquisa contemporânea, investindo o enfoque no discurso científico para uma abordagem dinâmica de estratégias discursivas. Tento realizar uma reflexão crítica sobre a produção do saber em alguns procedimentos conceituais. Neste caso, remeto o olhar a uma consideração teórico-metodológica que pretende contribuir à atualização do discurso da ciência, hoje, e permita propor maior flexibilidade e deslocamento diante das diferentes produções de conhecimento. Este trabalho, portanto, não pretende expor, diretamente, idéias sobre ciência, mas sobre o discurso dito científico. Nesta investigação crítica, apresento sucintamente a noção de pós-(desconstrução. Utilizo os estudos contemporâneos como eixo teórico-metodológico para este desenvolvimento argumentativo. Os estudos contemporâneos pesquisam as atualizações de conceitos, que se organizam mediante a produção de atualidades e vasculham uma (redimensão teórica e política, associada ao sistema flexível da linguagem. Essas atualizações esboçam a área dos estudos contemporâneos em sua intensidade descritiva, quando aciona um olhar investigativo sobre as inovações no discurso científico, hoje.

  17. Previous experience of family violence and intimate partner violence in pregnancy

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    Ana Bernarda Ludermir

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate differential associations between the exposure to violence in the family of origin and victimization and perpetration of intimate partner violence in pregnancy. METHODS A nested case-control study was carried out within a cohort study with 1,120 pregnant women aged 18–49 years old, who were registered in the Family Health Strategy of the city of Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil, between 2005 and 2006. The cases were the 233 women who reported intimate partner violence in pregnancy and the controls were the 499 women who did not report it. Partner violence in pregnancy and previous experiences of violence committed by parents or other family members were assessed with a standardized questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were modeled to identify differential associations between the exposure to violence in the family of origin and victimization and perpetration of intimate partner violence in pregnancy. RESULTS Having seen the mother suffer intimate partner violence was associated with physical violence in childhood (OR = 2.62; 95%CI 1.89–3.63 and in adolescence (OR = 1.47; 95%CI 1.01–2.13, sexual violence in childhood (OR = 3.28; 95%CI 1.68–6.38 and intimate partner violence during pregnancy (OR = 1.47; 95% CI 1.01 – 2.12. The intimate partner violence during pregnancy was frequent in women who reported more episodes of physical violence in childhood (OR = 2.08; 95%CI 1.43–3.02 and adolescence (OR = 1.63; 95%CI 1.07–2.47, who suffered sexual violence in childhood (OR = 3.92; 95%CI 1.86–8.27, and who perpetrated violence against the partner (OR = 8.67; 95%CI 4.57–16.45. CONCLUSIONS Experiences of violence committed by parents or other family members emerge as strong risk factors for intimate partner violence in pregnancy. Identifying and understanding protective and risk factors for the emergence of intimate partner violence in pregnancy and its maintenance may help

  18. As tendências atuais dos paradigmas: ciência, tecnologia e sociedade e ensino de ciências indígena no VII ENPEC

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    Maria Delourdes Maciel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O Encontro Nacional de Pesquisas em Educação em Ciências é um evento bianual organizada pelos pesquisadores do ensino de Ciências. O objetivo principal desse encontro é reunir os professores e pesquisadores da área, para socializarem os relatos de experiência e pesquisas no ensino de Ciências. Nesse presente trabalho, foi realizado um mapeamento dos artigos apresentados nas seções de comunicação oral do VII ENPEC, somando um total de 425 artigos selecionados, procurou-se identificar os relacionados com a abordagem Ciências, Tecnologia e Sociedade (CTS no ensino de Ciências sua estrutura de organização e o numero de pesquisadores dessa área do Ensino de Ciências. Para esse estudo foi realizado uma pesquisa qualitativa de caráter bibliográfico, e para a análise dos dados buscou-se subsídios teóricos em Fiorentini (2002 e Bardin (2006 porque assim seria possível comparar minuciosamente os diferentes resultados obtidos. Conclui-se que a linha de pesquisa com a temática CTS apresentou 28 trabalhos cerca de 7% de trabalhos apresentados, confirmando uma sinalização nessa área de pesquisa pelos pesquisadores do ensino de Ciências e a temática sobre ensino de ciências indígena representou cerca de 1% dos trabalhos apresentados.

  19. Wrap it in rap! - Music Making with Adolescent CI Users

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    Petersen, Bjørn; Sørensen, Stine Derdau; Pedersen, Ellen Raben

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine 1) the potential effects of an intensive musical ear training program on the perception of music and speech in prelingually hearing impaired adolescent cochlear implant (CI) users and 2) these adolescents’ music engagement. Eleven adolescent CI users parti...... and repetitive focus on language, articulation, rhythm and rhyme and might even represent a possible form of artistic expression for some of the young CI users....

  20. Dyskusja wokół celu sprawozdawczości finansowej opartej na MSSF

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    Edyta Łazarowicz

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Celem artykułu jest analiza i ocena propozycji zmian odnośnie do celu sprawozdawczości finansowej opartej na Międzynarodowych Standardach Sprawozdawczości Finansowej (MSSF przedstawionych w komentarzach do projektu Założeń koncepcyjnych sprawozdawczości finansowej (2015. Większość respondentów uważa, że w celu sprawozdawczości finansowej należy zwiększyć znaczenie dostarczania informacji o wypełnieniu funkcji powierniczej przez kierownictwo (stewardship. Ponadto proponują oni przedstawienie definicji stewardship w Założeniach koncepcyjnych oraz wskazanie konsekwencji zmiany celu sprawozdawczości finansowej dla przyszłego tworzenia standardów i dla sporządzania sprawozdań finansowych. Z analizy komentarzy i przeglądu literatury wynika, że cel sprawozdawczości finansowej powinien być zmieniony. Sprawą dyskusyjną pozostaje jednak, czy stewardship powinien być odrębnym celem. Niestety, jest za mało badań dotyczących relacji pomiędzy stewardship i użytecznością decyzyjną. Ich wyniki mogłyby wskazać twórcom standardów rachunkowości potencjalne kompromisy i konflikty między nimi.

  1. Rola aktywności ruchowej w zapobieganiu zaburzeniom poznawczym

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    Andrzej W. Ziemba

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Regularna aktywność ruchowa wywołuje szereg zmian adaptacyjnych, zwłaszcza w układzie krążenia i przemianie materii. W licznych pracach na temat pojedynczego wysiłku i wzmożonej aktywności fizycznej pojawia się coraz więcej potwierdzeń ich korzystnego wpływu na kształtowanie funkcji poznawczych. U podstaw mechanizmów związanych z tym wpływem leżą zmiany anatomiczne i funkcjonalne, m.in. zwiększenie przepływu krwi przez mózg, angiogenezy i neurogenezy, objętości istoty szarej w korze czołowej i skroniowej. Wysiłek pobudza wydzielanie czynników troficznych, wśród których dla procesów poznawczych, plastyczności synaptycznej, poprawy szlaków sygnałowych neurogenezy i funkcji naczyniowych kluczowe są czynnik troficzny pochodzenia mózgowego i insulinopodobny czynnik wzrostowy. Aktywność ruchowa wywołuje wzmożoną ekspresję czynnika troficznego pochodzenia mózgowego, co pozytywnie wpływa na procesy energetyczne i aktywuje w mózgu wiele układów energetycznych, które korzystnie modyfikują potencjał synaptyczny przetwarzania informacji ważnych w kształtowaniu funkcji poznawczych. Wysiłek redukuje stan zapalny przez obniżenie we krwi stężenia cytokin prozapalnych, mogących się przyczyniać do rozwoju procesów neurodegeneracyjnych. Redukuje czynniki ryzyka zespołu metabolicznego, a zwłaszcza nadciśnienie i insulinooporność, więc zmniejsza ryzyko wystąpienia zaburzeń czynności poznawczych, poprawia funkcjonowanie mózgu, opóźnia początek i spowalnia rozwój zaburzeń w chorobach neurodegeneracyjnych, a wśród nich w chorobie Alzheimera i chorobie Parkinsona. Za sprawą wymienionych mechanizmów aktywność ruchowa wydaje się niezbędna do zachowania prawidłowych funkcji poznawczych w każdym wieku.

  2. Filosofia das ciências sociais: temas atuais

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    Kincaid, Harold

    2014-01-01

    A filosofia das ciências sociais, concebida da maneira adequada, tem algo a oferecer aos que praticam as ciências sociais. Os cientistas sociais adotam em suas pesquisas, ainda que de forma implícita, alguma filosofia de sua ciência. Para evitar impasses, é melhor explicitar essa filosofia e ser criticamente consciente dos seus méritos. A filosofia das ciências sociais, por sua vez, não pode ser praticada sem um envolvimento íntimo com a pesquisa social. O artigo esboça alguns desenvolvimento...

  3. Culturas das Ciências Naturais Cultures of Natural Sciences

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    Maria Margaret Lopes

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta subsídios para o ensino de História das Ciências, considerando particularmente o campo da História da História Natural e das Ciências Naturais. Sem ser uma revisão completa da historiografia desses campos de conhecimento sobre o mundo natural, retoma alguns traços gerais desses longos processos de definição de campos disciplinares que se configuram desde a Renascença até o final do século XVIII. Considera diversas tradições culturais e historiográficas que contribuíram para os nossos entendimentos atuais, de como a História Natural do Renascimento foi abandonando seus antigos quadros conceituais, assumindo novas práticas e se constituindo nas tradições da História Natural do século XVIII. Comenta esses processos, em que tanto a Botânica, a Zoologia, a Mineralogia se individualizam como áreas de conhecimentos apoiadas em práticas locais e coleções globais, indo além de sua subordinação à utilidade médica; bem como suas organizações em áreas de conhecimento, por começarem a se colocar questões relativas à origem e à historicidade dos seres e processos naturais, dados os avanços das temáticas classificatórias e das discussões envolvendo temporalidades.This paper provides insights into the teaching of the History of Science, especially the field of the History of Natural History and Natural Sciences. Although not claiming to be a complete historiographic review of these areas of knowledge about the natural world, it outlines the general traits of the long process of definition of disciplines that were shaped from the Renaissance to the end of the XVIII century. It encompasses various cultural and historiographic traditions that contributed to our present understanding of how Renaissance Natural History abandoned its ancient conceptual frameworks and assumed new practices and shaped itself in the tradition of XVIII century Natural History. The paper comments on these processes by which

  4. Ética, ciência e tecnologia

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    Ivan Domingues

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo visa pensar a relação entre ética, ciência e tecnologia, enfatizando o problema de sua revinculação depois da cisão entre os juízos de fato e os juízos de valor, ocorrida no início dos tempos modernos. Uma vez examinada a ética da aristocracia guerreira e a moral do santo, procura-se delinear o caminho tomando como referência a ética da responsabilidade, cujo protótipo é a moral do sábio, desaparecido no curso dos tempos modernos, em razão da fragmentação do saber e do advento do especialista. Ao fim do estudo, é discutida a relação entre a ética e a metafísica, com o intuito de ajustar a questão antropológica à perspectiva cosmológica, bem como de fornecer as bases de um novo humanismo, objetivando a humanização da técnica e a geração de um novo homem, alfabetizado em ciência, tecnologia e humanidades.The article aims at thinking the relation among ethics, science and technology, emphasizing the problem of their re-tying, after the division into judgments of fact and judgments of value, wich happened in the begininning of modern times. Since the warlike aristocracy's ethics and the saint man's moral are examined, it tries to outline its way, taking as a reference the ethics of responsability, whose prototype is the wise man's moral, which disappeared in the course of modern times, due to the fragmentation of knowing and the advent of the specialist. At the end of the study, the relationship between ethics and metaphysics is discussed, aiming at adjusting the anthropological question to the cosmological perspective, as well as at providing the bases of a new humanism, objectifying the humanization of the technique and the generation of a new man, literate at science, technology and the humanities.

  5. Konwergencja rachunkowości finansowej i rachunkowości zarządczej w Polsce w świetle badań ankietowych

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    Przemysław Kabalski

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Celem artykułu jest określenie stopnia konwergencji rachunkowości finansowej i rachunkowości zarządczej w przedsiębiorstwach w Polsce. Do zbadania stopnia konwergencji wykorzystano metodę sondażową z zastosowaniem kwestionariusza ankiety. Okazało się, że poziom konwergencji rachunko- wości w badanych przedsiębiorstwach jest umiarkowany. Badania konwergencji rachunkowości na świecie nie są liczne, a w Polsce ‒ zupełnie wyjątkowe. Z tego względu badanie prezentowane w artykule jest istotne zarówno dla nauki, jak i praktyki rachunkowości. The aim of the article is to determine the level of convergence of financial accounting and management accounting in companies operating in Poland. In order to determine the level of the convergence, the survey method was used. It was found that the level of convergence of accounting in the companies examined is moderate. The number of studies on the convergence of accounting is very limited in the world, and in Poland they are quite unique. For this reason, the research presented in this article is rele- vant for both the science and the practice of accounting.

  6. Characteristics and determinants of music appreciation in adult CI users.

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    Philips, Birgit; Vinck, Bart; De Vel, Eddy; Maes, Leen; D'Haenens, Wendy; Keppler, Hannah; Dhooge, Ingeborg

    2012-03-01

    The main objective of this study was to assess the associations between self-reported listening habits and perception of music and speech perception outcomes in quiet and noise for both unilateral cochlear implant (CI) users and bimodal (CI in one ear, hearing aid in contra-lateral ear) users. Information concerning music appreciation was gathered by means of a newly developed questionnaire. Moreover, audiological data (pure-tone audiometry, speech tests in noise and quiet) were gathered and the relationship between speech perception and music appreciation is studied. Bimodal users enjoy listening to music more in comparison with unilateral CI users. Also, music training within rehabilitation is still uncommon, while CI recipients believe that music training might be helpful to maximize their potential with current CI technology. Music training should not be exclusively reserved for the good speech performers. Therefore, a music training program (MTP) that consists of different difficulty levels should be developed. Hopefully, early implementation of MTP in rehabilitation programs can enable adult CI users to enjoy and appreciate music and to maximize their potential with commercially available technology. Furthermore, because bimodal users consider the bimodal stimulation to be the most enjoyable way to listen to music, CI users with residual hearing in the contra-lateral ear should be encouraged to continue wearing their hearing aid in that ear.

  7. Dylematy standaryzacjisprawozdawczości finansowej,wyceny i pomiaru ryzyka

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    Dorota Dobija

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available W artykule zostały poruszone zagadnienia związane z istotą przejrzystości fi-nansowej organizacji. Przejrzystość ta jest jednym z elementów efektywnego systemu ładu korporacyjnego, dlatego tempo zmian w tym obszarze jest narzucone przez refor-my w systemach ładu korporacyjnego. W pierwszej części opracowania jest dyskuto-wana rola menedżerów w zapewnieniu przejrzystości finansowej organizacji. Kolejna część opracowania obejmuje krytyczną dyskusję trzech istotnych wątków teore-tycznych wpływających na jakość sprawozdawczości: postępującej standaryzacji w rachunkowości, problemów wyceny w rachunkowości oraz zagadnień pomiaru i sprawozdawczości ryzyka w organizacji.

  8. Teoria wielości rzeczywistości Leona Chwistka. Rys krytyczny

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    Hubert Bożek

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to offer a logico‑philosophical critical overview of the theory of multiple realities (TWR. The paper is divided into three sections. In the first section I present a brief history of the development of some ideas, which combined together form the conceptual framework of the theory in question, whose main thesis is that there is more than one reality. In the second part I present (and try to address some interpretations of TWR, which can be described as: ontological; epistemological; esthetical; logical ad mixed interpretations. When doing so, a special emphasis is laid on the presentation of an explication of TWR based on theory of models, an explication authored by Teresa Kostyrko. This explication rests on a conditional recognition of the particular ‘realities’ of Chwistek’s theory as proper models (i.e. those, which fulfill the condition of the identity of meaning of theory’s fundamental notions of the theories of reality, with the provision that such models are indeed constructible. In the last section of my paper I propose a preliminary appraisal of the TWR as well as a way to reengineer this theory in order to avoid some of its difficulties. By appealing to Kostyrko’s idea on one hand and the spirit Quinean ontological relativism on the other, I wish to argue as follows: (1 ‘reality’ is the name of the set comprising all meanings of the term ‘reality’; (2 under particular conditions these meanings can be arranged in a theory, which possesses a proper model (scientific discourse, some forms of the common talk; (3 model proper designate by definition classes of objects, which we regard as existent on the grounds of a given theory. The above set of theses forms the core of a concept, which I propose to call the ‘manifold reality’ in order to differentiate it from TWR, the development of which theory it is, as well as its modification towards a new kind of ontology.

  9. The Ciona intestinalis immune-related galectin genes (CiLgals-a and CiLgals-b) are expressed by the gastric epithelium.

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    Parrinello, Daniela; Sanfratello, Maria Antonietta; Vizzini, Aiti; Testasecca, Lelia; Parrinello, Nicolò; Cammarata, Matteo

    2017-03-01

    The transcription of two Ciona intestinalis galectin genes (CiLgals-a and CiLgals-b) is uparegulated by LPS in the pharynxis (hemocytes, vessel epithelium, endostilar zones) which is retained the main organ of the immunity. In this ascidian, for the first time we show, by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization methods, that these two immune-related genes are expressed in the gastric epithelium of naïve ascidians, whereas the galectins appear to be only contained in the intestine columnar epithelium. In addition, according to previous results on the pharynx, the genes are also expressed and galectins produced by hemocytes scattered in the connective tissue surrounding the gut. The genes expression and galectin localization in several tissues, including the previous findings on the transcription upregulation, the constitutive expression of these genes by endostylar zones and by the gastric epithelium suggest a potential multifunctional role of these galectins. In this respect, it is of interest to define where the CiLgals are normally found as related to the tissue functions. Such an approach should be a starting point for further investigations. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Max Weber e a objetividade do conhecimento nas ciências da cultura: um breve guia para o texto A ‘Objetividade’ do Conhecimento na Ciência Social e na Ciência Política (1904

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    Jean Henrique Costa

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    O presente artigo objetiva discutir o sentido da objetividade do conhecimento empírico-social na obra de Max Weber, especificamente no texto “A ‘Objetividade’ do Conhecimento na Ciência Social e na Ciência Política”, de 1904. Discute-se, no primeiro momento, a distinção entre conhecimento empírico e juízo de valor; no segundo momento, faz-se uma rápida crítica às idéias de “lei” e “conexão regular” nas ciências sociais para, em seguida, na terceira parte, discutir a estrutura da formação dos conceitos típico-ideais como recursos metodológicos, nos quais, para Weber, expressam a possibilidade da validade objetiva do conhecimento nas ciências da cultura.

  11. Case-control study for colorectal cancer genetic susceptibility in EPICOLON: previously identified variants and mucins

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    Moreno Victor

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Colorectal cancer (CRC is the second leading cause of cancer death in developed countries. Familial aggregation in CRC is also important outside syndromic forms and, in this case, a polygenic model with several common low-penetrance alleles contributing to CRC genetic predisposition could be hypothesized. Mucins and GALNTs (N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase are interesting candidates for CRC genetic susceptibility and have not been previously evaluated. We present results for ten genetic variants linked to CRC risk in previous studies (previously identified category and 18 selected variants from the mucin gene family in a case-control association study from the Spanish EPICOLON consortium. Methods CRC cases and matched controls were from EPICOLON, a prospective, multicenter, nationwide Spanish initiative, comprised of two independent stages. Stage 1 corresponded to 515 CRC cases and 515 controls, whereas stage 2 consisted of 901 CRC cases and 909 controls. Also, an independent cohort of 549 CRC cases and 599 controls outside EPICOLON was available for additional replication. Genotyping was performed for ten previously identified SNPs in ADH1C, APC, CCDN1, IL6, IL8, IRS1, MTHFR, PPARG, VDR and ARL11, and 18 selected variants in the mucin gene family. Results None of the 28 SNPs analyzed in our study was found to be associated with CRC risk. Although four SNPs were significant with a P-value ADH1C (OR = 1.63, 95% CI = 1.06-2.50, P-value = 0.02, recessive, rs1800795 in IL6 (OR = 1.62, 95% CI = 1.10-2.37, P-value = 0.01, recessive, rs3803185 in ARL11 (OR = 1.58, 95% CI = 1.17-2.15, P-value = 0.007, codominant, and rs2102302 in GALNTL2 (OR = 1.20, 95% CI = 1.00-1.44, P-value = 0.04, log-additive 0, 1, 2 alleles], only rs3803185 achieved statistical significance in EPICOLON stage 2 (OR = 1.34, 95% CI = 1.06-1.69, P-value = 0.01, recessive. In the joint analysis for both stages, results were only significant for rs3803185 (OR = 1

  12. Scyntygrafia kości w diagnostyce reumatoidalnego zapalenia stawów

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    Witold Tłustochowicz

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Celem pracy była ocena przydatności trójfazowej dynamicznejscyntygrafii kości w diagnostyce reumatoidalnego zapalenia stawów.Badaniem objęto 39 chorych hospitalizowanych i diagnozowanychz powodu dolegliwości stawowych. Przeprowadzono diagnostykęobejmującą: badanie podmiotowe, przedmiotowe, badania laboratoryjneoraz obrazowe, w tym trójfazową scyntygrafię kości z użyciemtechnetu 99m. Scyntygraficzne cechy zapalenia stawówstwierdzano, gdy obserwowano wzmożone gromadzenie znacznikawe wszystkich trzech fazach badania.Po ukończeniu diagnostyki rozpoznano u 13 chorych wczesne reumatoidalnezapalenie stawów, u 4 reumatoidalne zapalenie stawów(łącznie 17 pacjentów, a u 1 niezróżnicowane zapalenie stawów.Scyntygrafia kości wykazała cechy zapalenia stawów u 13spośród nich (72,2%, u 4 osób (22,2% wzmożone gromadzeniestwierdzono tylko w fazie statycznej, a u 1 pacjenta (5,6% uzyskanoprawidłowy wynik badania. U 21 chorych wykluczono chorobęzapalną stawów (u 19 rozpoznano fibromialgię, u 2 chorobęzwyrodnieniową. W grupie bez zapalenia stawów u 14 pacjentów(66,6% nie stwierdzono istotnych nieprawidłowości w obraziescyntygraficznym, u 6 (28,6% występowało wzmożone gromadzenieznacznika w badaniu statycznym, a u 1 chorego (4,8% opisanoscyntygraficzne cechy zapalenia stawów.Wbadanej grupie czułość scyntygrafii dynamicznej kości w wykrywaniuzapalenia stawów wynosiła 72,2% (95% CI: 57,5–76,8, a swoistość 95,2% (95% CI: 82,8–99,1. Dodatni wynik badaniadynamicznego wskazuje z dużym prawdopodobieństwem naobecność zapalenia stawów [PPV 92,9% (95% CI: 74,2–98,7].Mniej wiarygodny był ujemny wynik badania [NPV 80% (95% CI:69,5–83,3]. Wyniki niniejszej pracy wskazują, że trójfazowa scyntygrafia dynamicznakości może mieć zastosowanie w diagnostyce reumatoidalnegozapalenia stawów.

  13. Full closure strategic analysis.

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    2014-07-01

    The full closure strategic analysis was conducted to create a decision process whereby full roadway : closures for construction and maintenance activities can be evaluated and approved or denied by CDOT : Traffic personnel. The study reviewed current...

  14. Hírpiacok szimulációja

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    Németh, András

    2005-01-01

    Hírtőzsdén olyan, általában elektronikus piacot értünk, ahol különféle jövőbeli eseményekre lehet fogadni. Mint azt már több vizsgálat is megmutatta, ezek a játéktőzsdék alkalmasak arra, hogy a résztvevők rendelkezésére álló elszórt részinformációkat összegyűjtsék, egyetlen árfolyammá alakítsák (információaggregáció), és ezzel előre jelezzék az eseményeket. Jelen tanulmány célja e hírtőzsdék és szereplőinek modellezése, valamint az információaggregáció vizsgálata. Ennek érdekében felépítünk e...

  15. Luz, arte, ciência... ação! Lights, art, science - action!

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    Thelma Lopes

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O principal objetivo do presente artigo é refletir sobre as principais interações entre teatro, ciência e tecnologia, ao longo da história do teatro, e discutir, a partir de nossa experiência no Ciência em Cena, espaço integrante do Museu da Vida, de que modos essas interações podem estar presentes no cotidiano de um museu de ciências. A palavra 'ciência' deve ser compreendida aqui em sentido amplo, englobando não apenas as ciências naturais, mas também as ciências humanas, assim como a palavra 'tecnologia' deve ser associada à ciência aplicada. Arte e ciência serão entendidas como processos criativos, como formas de representação do mundo e expressão do conhecimento humano.The article offers some reflections on the main interactions between theater, science, and technology down through the history of theater. Based on our experience at "Science in the Spotlight", part of the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz's Museum of Life, we discuss how these interactions can be part of a science museum's daily activities. We use the word 'science' in its broad sense, encompassing not only the natural but human sciences as well; likewise, we use the word 'technology' as it relates to applied science. Art and science are understood here as creative processes, as ways of representing the world and expressing human knowledge.

  16. A ideia de ciência em Karl Marx

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    Ricardo Luís Chaves Feijó

    2015-12-01

    ideias: a economia política clássica e o legado alemão. Em seguida, investiga-se o que seria a sua concepção particular de ciência, entendida como uma proposta de fundir esses dois legados. Avalia-se, em seguida, o caráter científico da contribuição marxiana, entendida como o fazer de uma ciência que se propõe positiva. Destarte, iremos examinar as razões que separam a tradição marxiana e o mainstream da economia atual, mostrando que a natureza peculiar de uma ciência de raízes alemãs gera dificuldades na comunicação entre uma e outra.

  17. Using the Web for Competitive Intelligence (CI) Gathering

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    Rocker, JoAnne; Roncaglia, George

    2002-01-01

    Businesses use the Internet as a way to communicate company information as a way of engaging their customers. As the use of the Web for business transactions and advertising grows, so too, does the amount of useful information for practitioners of competitive intelligence (CI). CI is the legal and ethical practice of information gathering about competitors and the marketplace. Information sources like company webpages, online newspapers and news organizations, electronic journal articles and reports, and Internet search engines allow CI practitioners analyze company strengths and weaknesses for their customers. More company and marketplace information than ever is available on the Internet and a lot of it is free. Companies should view the Web not only as a business tool but also as a source of competitive intelligence. In a highly competitive marketplace can any organization afford to ignore information about the other players and customers in that same marketplace?

  18. Evaluation of the Clinical Data Dictionary (CiDD)

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    Lee, Myung Kyung; Min, Yul Ha; Kim, Younglan; Min, Hyo Ki; Ham, Sung Woo

    2010-01-01

    Objectives The purpose of the study was to evaluate content coverage and data quality of the Clinical Data Dictionary (CiDD) developed by the Center for Interoperable EHR (CiEHR). Methods A total of 12,994 terms were collected from 98 clinical forms of a tertiary cancer center hospital with 500 beds. After data cleaning, 9,418 terms were mapped with the data items of the CiDD by the research team, and validated by 30 doctors and nurses at the research hospital. Results Mapping results were classified into five categories: lexically mapped; semantically mapped; mapped to either a broader term or a narrower term; mapped to more than one term and not mapped. In terms of coverage, out of 9,418 terms, 6,750 (71.7%) terms were mapped; 4,319 (45.9%) terms were lexically mapped; 2,431 (25.8%) were semantically mapped; 281 (3.0%) terms were mapped to a broader term; 43 (0.5%) were mapped to a narrower term; and 550 (5.8%) were mapped to more than one term. In terms of data quality, the CiDD has problems such as errors in concept namingand representation, redundancy in synonyms, inadequate synonyms, and ambiguity in meaning. Conclusions Although the CiDD has terms covering 72% of local clinical terms, the CiDD can be improved by cleaning up errors and redundancies, adding textual definitions or use cases of the concept, and arranging the concepts in a hierarchy. PMID:21818428

  19. Full page insight

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    Cortsen, Rikke Platz

    2014-01-01

    Alan Moore and his collaborating artists often manipulate time and space by drawing upon the formal elements of comics and making alternative constellations. This article looks at an element that is used frequently in comics of all kinds – the full page – and discusses how it helps shape spatio......, something that it shares with the full page in comics. Through an analysis of several full pages from Moore titles like Swamp Thing, From Hell, Watchmen and Promethea, it is made clear why the full page provides an apt vehicle for an apocalypse in comics....

  20. Nauczanie sprawności komunikacyjnych w grupach ekonomicznych

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    Wielkiewicz-Jałmużna, Dorota

    2013-01-01

    Celem nauczania języka polskiego w grupach ekonomicznych jest przede wszystkim rozwijanie kompetencji uczących się. Kluczowe znaczenie mają umiejętności receptywne czyli rozumienie ze słuchu i czytanie. Istotne znaczenie ma również nauczanie sprawności produktywnych to jest mówienia i pisania. Kolejnymi sprawnościami językowymi, które uczniowie zdobywają pod nadzorem nauczyciela są: umiejętność interakcji i mediacji.

  1. Ciência e Direitos Humanos: direitos culturais e maternidade

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    Lopes, Allice Ferreira; Gomes, Ana Lucia de Abreu

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    O objetivo desse artigo é analisar a ligação entre ciência e cultura bem como seu impacto entre as mulheres, especialmente durante a maternidade, destacando a recente conquista dos espaços públicos. Foi realizado levantamento bibliográfico sobre o tema dos Direitos Humanos das Mulheres e a visão sobre as mulheres na Ciência. Posteriormente é apresentada pesquisa sobre legislações e normativas disponíveis nos portais virtuais do Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, com desta...

  2. Obstetric Outcomes of Mothers Previously Exposed to Sexual Violence.

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    Full Text Available There is a scarcity of data on the association of sexual violence and women's subsequent obstetric outcomes. Our aim was to investigate whether women exposed to sexual violence as teenagers (12-19 years of age or adults present with different obstetric outcomes than women with no record of such violence.We linked detailed prospectively collected information on women attending a Rape Trauma Service (RTS to the Icelandic Medical Birth Registry (IBR. Women who attended the RTS in 1993-2010 and delivered (on average 5.8 years later at least one singleton infant in Iceland through 2012 formed our exposed cohort (n = 1068. For each exposed woman's delivery, nine deliveries by women with no RTS attendance were randomly selected from the IBR (n = 9126 matched on age, parity, and year and season of delivery. Information on smoking and Body mass index (BMI was available for a sub-sample (n = 792 exposed and n = 1416 non-exposed women. Poisson regression models were used to estimate Relative Risks (RR with 95% confidence intervals (CI.Compared with non-exposed women, exposed women presented with increased risks of maternal distress during labor and delivery (RR 1.68, 95% CI 1.01-2.79, prolonged first stage of labor (RR 1.40, 95% CI 1.03-1.88, antepartum bleeding (RR 1.95, 95% CI 1.22-3.07 and emergency instrumental delivery (RR 1.16, 95% CI 1.00-1.34. Slightly higher risks were seen for women assaulted as teenagers. Overall, we did not observe differences between the groups regarding the risk of elective cesarean section (RR 0.86, 95% CI 0.61-1.21, except for a reduced risk among those assaulted as teenagers (RR 0.56, 95% CI 0.34-0.93. Adjusting for maternal smoking and BMI in a sub-sample did not substantially affect point estimates.Our prospective data suggest that women with a history of sexual assault, particularly as teenagers, are at increased risks of some adverse obstetric outcomes.

  3. Is Previous Respiratory Disease a Risk Factor for Lung Cancer?

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    Denholm, Rachel; Schüz, Joachim; Straif, Kurt; Stücker, Isabelle; Jöckel, Karl-Heinz; Brenner, Darren R.; De Matteis, Sara; Boffetta, Paolo; Guida, Florence; Brüske, Irene; Wichmann, Heinz-Erich; Landi, Maria Teresa; Caporaso, Neil; Siemiatycki, Jack; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Pohlabeln, Hermann; Zaridze, David; Field, John K.; McLaughlin, John; Demers, Paul; Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonila; Lissowska, Jolanta; Rudnai, Peter; Fabianova, Eleonora; Dumitru, Rodica Stanescu; Bencko, Vladimir; Foretova, Lenka; Janout, Vladimir; Kendzia, Benjamin; Peters, Susan; Behrens, Thomas; Vermeulen, Roel; Brüning, Thomas; Kromhout, Hans

    2014-01-01

    Rationale: Previous respiratory diseases have been associated with increased risk of lung cancer. Respiratory conditions often co-occur and few studies have investigated multiple conditions simultaneously. Objectives: Investigate lung cancer risk associated with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and asthma. Methods: The SYNERGY project pooled information on previous respiratory diseases from 12,739 case subjects and 14,945 control subjects from 7 case–control studies conducted in Europe and Canada. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to investigate the relationship between individual diseases adjusting for co-occurring conditions, and patterns of respiratory disease diagnoses and lung cancer. Analyses were stratified by sex, and adjusted for age, center, ever-employed in a high-risk occupation, education, smoking status, cigarette pack-years, and time since quitting smoking. Measurements and Main Results: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema were positively associated with lung cancer, after accounting for other respiratory diseases and smoking (e.g., in men: odds ratio [OR], 1.33; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.20–1.48 and OR, 1.50; 95% CI, 1.21–1.87, respectively). A positive relationship was observed between lung cancer and pneumonia diagnosed 2 years or less before lung cancer (OR, 3.31; 95% CI, 2.33–4.70 for men), but not longer. Co-occurrence of chronic bronchitis and emphysema and/or pneumonia had a stronger positive association with lung cancer than chronic bronchitis “only.” Asthma had an inverse association with lung cancer, the association being stronger with an asthma diagnosis 5 years or more before lung cancer compared with shorter. Conclusions: Findings from this large international case–control consortium indicate that after accounting for co-occurring respiratory diseases, chronic bronchitis and emphysema continue to have a positive association with lung cancer. PMID:25054566

  4. Ceux-ci ne sont pas : [luuletused] / Kalju Kruusa

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    Kruusa, Kalju, pseud., 1973-

    2003-01-01

    Sisu: Ceux-ci ne sont pas ; Köögivahet ; "Taara..." ; "Pakane pistab pisikesi ..." ; "Meri on kaet mattklaasiga ; Pydemise päivil ; "Toas muusika mängib ..." ; "Jäin juustu imetlema ; "Mu elu on mustikas ..." ; Hingepidetus ; ŁNo me gusta la cocina

  5. Calculation of particle dynamics in CI-10 cyclotron

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    Samsonov, E.V.; Karamysheva, G.A.; Vorozhtsov, S.B.

    1999-01-01

    The calculations of beam dynamic characteristics of High-Intensity Cyclotron-Injector CI-10 for deuteron beam of 15 MeV energy are presented. Analytical estimations of space charge effects are given. In order to increase the intensity of the accelerator beam some ideas about the cyclotron design modification are given too. (author)

  6. A inclusão na perspectiva do novo paradigma da ciência

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    Reinoldo Marqueza

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo aborda o processo de transição paradigmática da ciência moderna para a ciência pós-moderna. Salienta as características do paradigma atual, a crise desse paradigma e aponta os contornos do paradigma emergente na perspectiva do sociólogo Boaventura Sousa Santos. Refere a Educação Inclusiva como um novo processo de produção e de apropriação do conhecimento e como uma nova forma de estar na relação.Palavras-chave: Paradigma. Conhecimento. Educação Inclusiva.

  7. Uwarunkowania skuteczności działania inkubatorów przedsiębiorczości

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    Świeszczak, Krzysztof

    2016-01-01

    Skłonność społeczeństwa do prowadzenia własnej działalności gospodarczej odgrywa istotną rolę w rozwoju krajowych gospodarek. Biorąc pod uwagę charakterystykę jednostek należących do sektora MSP, ich potrzeby oraz bariery, niekiedy uniemożliwiające egzystencję na rynku, warto zwrócić uwagę na konieczność kreowania narzędzi wspomagających przedsiębiorczość. Spośród licznych instrumentów wsparcia jednostek z sektora MSP na szczególną uwagę zasługują inkubatory przedsiębiorczości , których dział...

  8. Da possibilidade de uma Teoria Pura da Ciência da Informação: reflexões iniciais entre a Ciência da Informação e a Ciência do Direito

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    Max Cirino de Mattos

    Full Text Available O artigo discute a fragilidade epistemológica da Ciência da Informação, a partir da adoção de um termo polissêmico, como objeto científico, e a similaridade dessa situação com o contexto da criação da Teoria Pura do Direito de Hans Kelsen. Após a apresentação de algumas definições sobre o objeto da Ciência da Informação, discutem-se alguns reflexos relacionados à identidade científica e à fundamentação teórica derivadas de um objeto polissêmico. Apresenta-se uma breve introdução à Teoria Pura do Direito e algumas reflexões sobre a possibilidade de uma Teoria Pura da Ciência da Informação.

  9. Automatic electromagnetic valve for previous vacuum

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    Granados, C. E.; Martin, F.

    1959-01-01

    A valve which permits the maintenance of an installation vacuum when electric current fails is described. It also lets the air in the previous vacuum bomb to prevent the oil ascending in the vacuum tubes. (Author)

  10. Capturing the Petermann Ice Island Flux With the CI2D3 Database

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    Crawford, A. J.; Crocker, G.; Mueller, D.; Saper, R.; Desjardins, L.; Carrieres, T.

    2017-12-01

    The Petermann Glacier ice tongue lost >460 km2 of areal extent ( 38 Gt of mass) due to three large calving events in 2008, 2010 and 2012, as well as three previously unrecorded events in 2011 and 2012. Hundreds of ice islands subsequently drifted south between Hall Basin and Newfoundland's Grand Banks, but no systematic data collection or analysis has been conducted for the full flux of fragments prior to the present study. To accomplish this, the Canadian Ice Service's extensive RADARSAT-1 and -2 synthetic aperture radar image archive was mined to create the Canadian Ice Island Drift, Deterioration and Detection (CI2D3) Database. Over 15000 fragments have been digitized in GIS software from 3200 SAR scenes. A unique characteristic of the database is the inclusion of the lineage (i.e., connecting repeat observations or mother-daughter fragments) for all tracked fragments with areas >0.25 km2. This genealogical information was used to isolate ice islands that were about to fracture in order to assess the environmental conditions and morphological characteristics that influence this deterioration mechanism. Fracture counts showed a significant relationship with sea ice concentration (r = -0.56). However, variations in relative thickness played a large role in fracturing likelihood regardless of sea ice conditions. The exceedance probability of the daughter fragment length was calculated, as is often conducted for offshore industry hazard assessment. Grounded ice islands, which are hazards to seafloor installations and disturb benthic ecology, were recognized from their negligible drift speeds and two grounding hot-spots were identified along the Coburg and eastern Baffin island coasts. Petermann ice islands have been noted to drift along specific isobaths due to the influence of bathymetry on ocean currents. 50% of observations occurred between the 100 and 300 m isobaths, and smaller ice islands were observed more frequently in deeper regions. The CI2D3 Database can

  11. Full Service Leasing

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    Richter, Ján

    2009-01-01

    Aim of this master thesis is to describe the service of Full Service Leasing, as a modern form of financing and management of assets, primarily automobile fleet. Description of full service leasing is designed as a comprehensive and complete guide to support reader's position when deciding to finance and manage a fleet by this service. Whether the reader is an entrepreneur, CFO, fleet manager, new employee of leasing company, or anyone who is interested in this service, this master thesis wil...

  12. Ciąża i poród u chorych na stwardnienie rozsiane

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Stwardnienie rozsiane (łac. sclerosis multiplex, SM jest główną przyczyną niepełnosprawności u młodych dorosłych i jak większość chorób autoimmunologicznych częściej dotyczy kobiet. Wpływ ciąży na przebieg SM wzbudza zainteresowanie od wielu lat, a w ostatnim okresie stanowi temat badań wieloośrodkowych. Ciąża to zwykle okres bardzo dobrego samopoczucia chorych, najczęściej bez rzutów. Wynika to ze zmiany reaktywności immunologicznej na korzyść reakcji przeciwzapalnych związanych z limfocytami Th2 i cytokinami antyzapalnymi (interleukina 4, 5, 6, 10, TGF-β. Po porodzie zmienia się reaktywność immunologiczna i aktywność choroby wzrasta. Większość badań nie wykazała ogólnego negatywnego wpływu ciąży na niesprawność długoterminową związaną z SM; stwardnienie rozsiane nie ma negatywnego wpływu na przebieg ciąży, porodu i stan dziecka, dlatego chore kobiety mogą planować potomstwo. Choroba nie zwiększa ryzyka powikłań w ciąży i podczas porodu ani wad wrodzonych u dziecka w porównaniu z populacją ogólną. Jednakże każda terapia immunomodulująca jest przeciwwskazana w ciąży. Jeśli pacjentka decyduje się na dziecko, powinna przerwać leczenie; zaleca się również przerwę od leków przed zajściem w ciążę. W pracy podsumowano dostępne informacje na temat klinicznych problemów dotyczących ciąży i porodu u chorych na SM oraz oceniono zagrożenia dla dziecka związane z podawaniem leków.

  13. Somatyczna determinacja płciowa w nadwadze i otyłości

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    Michał Zych

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Wstęp: Somatyczne wielkości, takie jak masa (Mc i wysokość ciała (Wc, są używane do wyliczania wskaźników wagowo--wzrostowych i stanowią pomoc w diagnozowaniu nadwagi i otyłości. Cel pracy: Celem pracy jest ocena nadwagi i otyłości kobiet i mężczyzn w świetle prostych wskaźników somatycznych. Materiał i metody: W prezentowanej pracy porównano wskaźniki somatyczne 179 kobiet i 181 mężczyzn z nadwagą i otyłością. Do oceny somatycznej badanych użyto: Mc, Wc oraz wskaźników wagowo-wzrostowych: Queteleta, BMI, Rohrera i smukłości. Wyniki: W badanych grupach kobiety i mężczyźni byli w zbliżonym wieku, grupy te różniły się istotnie omawianymi wskaźnikami somatycznymi. Porównania podgrup kobiet i mężczyzn o podobnej wielkości BMI wykazały, że są oni w podobnym wieku i różnią się w zakresie Mc, Wc oraz wskaźników: Queteleta, Rohrera i smukłości. Natomiast między podgrupami kobiet, jak i między podgrupami mężczyzn, występowały istotne różnice wiekowe, Mc oraz wskaźników: BMI, Queteleta, Rohrera i smukłości. Wnioski: Powyższe dane wskazują, że pomimo braku różnic wieku między badanymi kobietami i mężczyznami z podobnym lub różnym BMI istnieje wyraźna somatyczna determinacja płciowa, natomiast w obrębie tej samej płci, różniącej się wskaźnikiem BMI, wiek badanych jest czynnikiem determinacji somatycznej. Wykazano też, że badane wskaźniki somatyczne mają różną moc predykcyjną w zakresie oceny nadwagi i stopnia otyłości badanych kobiet i mężczyzn.

  14. Seria a Metafísica Essencial à Ciência e ao Senso Comum?

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    Rafael Sandoval

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Uma das declarações mais consensuais da História da Filosofia é a que diz que a Metafísica não é ciência, mas pensamento. Neste artigo, procurar-se-á defender a tese que a Metafísica é condição para o senso comum e a ciência. Primeiro, é mostrado que os termos ao qual nós utilizamos diariamente refletem nossa imagem de mundo. Quando pensamos e fazemos previsões, fazemos o uso espontâneo de termos com significado universal. Depois, é procurado evidenciar que a ciência naturalmente faz uso de termos com significado universal quando faz previsões. Finalmente, buscará apresentar que a Metafísica é anterior às nossas hipóteses e especulações.

  15. Identyfikacja wielokryterialnego modelu istotności pompowni melioracyjnych na terenie Polski

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    Wojciech Sałabun

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Niniejsza praca omawia istotny problem związany z klasyfikacją i właściwym zdefiniowaniem wielkości pompowni melioracyjnych. Podstawowa definicja wielkości jest bardzo szeroka, zatem ze względu na liczbę objaśniających ją parametrów wymaga precyzyjnego uściślenia. W dotychczasowych ocenach rozmiarów pompowni melioracyjnych posługiwano się na ogół wrażeniami osobistymi opartymi na subiektywnym odczuciu, które z kolei jest oparte na nieznanej liczbie parametrów. Pojawiające się przy tym trudności z określeniem przynależności obiektów do danej grupy wielkości wynikały głównie z luk informacyjnych dotyczących właściwej granicy podziału pomiędzy poszczególnymi grupami. W niniejszej pracy, do klasyfikacji i podziału pompowni według ich wielkości zastosowano takie ich parametry jak: moc nominalna pompowni P w kW, wydajność całkowita Q w m3 · s oraz zasięg oddziaływania pompowni Fp w ha, dla 270 losowo wybranych obiektów melioracyjnych w Polsce. Do rozwiązania problemu wykorzystano jedną z wielokryterialnych metod podejmowania decyzji (MCDM, opartą na mechanizmach logiki rozmytej, noszącą nazwę metody obiektów charakterystycznych (COMET.

  16. DNA damage in isolated rat hepatocytes exposed to C.I. pigment orange 5 and C.I. pigment yellow 12 by the alkaline comet assay

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    Møller, P; Wallin, Håkan; Grunnet, N

    1998-01-01

    The induction of DNA damage by commonly used printing ink pigments, C.I. pigment orange 5 (C.I. 12075) and C.I. pigment yellow 12 (C.I. 21090), was investigated in freshly isolated rat hepatocytes with the comet assay. C.I. pigment yellow 12 is a 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine-based diarylide pigment...

  17. Wartości poznawcze sprawozdawczości regulacyjnej podmiotu świadczącego powszechne usługi pocztowe

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    Leszek Borowiec

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Ze względu na aspekty strategiczne, gospodarcze czy społeczne, niektóre obszary aktywności przedsiębiorstw w gospodarce rynkowej są organizowane w ramach tzw. rynków regulowanych. Regulacja danej części rynku najczęściej podlega dodatkowym rygorom sprawozdawczości. Celem artykułu jest próba oceny wartości poznawczych sprawozdawczości z rachunkowości regulacyjnej operatora wyznaczonego do świadczenia powszechnych usług pocztowych. W opracowaniu dokonano przeglądu uwarunkowań prawnych działania operatora wyznaczonego oraz scharakteryzowano zakres ujawnianych informacji w sprawozdawczości regulacyjnej, na przykładzie rynku pocztowych usług powszechnych. Podstawą analizy były sprawozdania regulacyjne składne przez operatora wyznaczonego, tj. Pocztę Polską. Wopracowaniu zastosowano takie metody badawcze jak: studia literaturowe, analiza aktów prawnych regulujących rynek usług pocztowych, wywiady oraz badanie poprzez działanie. Konkluzje skłaniają do stwierdzenia, iż sprawozdawczość regulacyjna, mimo swojej specyfiki, dla regulatora rynku stanowi istotne źródło informacji do oceny efektywności świadczonych usług. Jednocześnie ma bardzo wątpliwe walory poznawcze dla interesariuszy zewnętrznych, ze względu na szeroki zakres stosowania instytucji „tajemnicy przedsiębiorstwa”. Artykuł jest oryginalnym spojrzeniem autora na słabo rozpoznany od strony naukowej problem wartości informacyjnej dla interesariuszy sprawozdawczości podmiotów działających w sektorach regulowanych. For strategic, economic or social reasons, some areas of business activity in the market economy are organized under the so-called regulated markets. The regulation of a given part of the market is most often subject to additional reporting requirements. The aim of this article is to try to assess the cognitive value of reporting from the regulatory accounting of an operator designated to provide universal postal services. The

  18. Część I – ocena okoliczności i biomechaniki urazu

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    Grzegorz Teresiński

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Badania nad etiologią i zapobieganiem dystorsji kręgosłupa szyjnego pozostają od wielu lat w centrum zainteresowania badaczy związanych z przemysłem samochodowym i medycyną wypadkową, a także towarzystw ubezpieczeniowych. Etiopatogeneza zespołu dolegliwości związanych z tzw. whiplash (WAD budzi wciąż kontrowersje i jak dotychczas nie udało się w jednoznaczny sposób ustalić jego morfologicznych wykładników. Subiektywny charakter skarg powoduje bardzo duże trudności w obiektywizacji następstw urazu akceleracyjno- deceleracyjnego oraz weryfikacji zgłaszanych roszczeń. Celem pracy było przedstawienie  zależności biomechanicznych oraz okoliczności towarzyszących powstawaniu WAD wynikających z badań populacyjnych, statystyk firm ubezpieczeniowych oraz analizy zapisów rejestratorów zderzeń montowanych przez producentów samochodów. Znajomość technicznych aspektów okoliczności powstawania WAD może ułatwić medyczną ocenę tego rodzaju następstw.

  19. Isenção da ciência, neutralidade da análise

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    Daniel Menezes Coelho

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute as relações entre a psicanálise e a ciência, especialmente no que tange aos seus métodos de investigação e trabalho. Para isso, tomamos como objeto a noção de neutralidade, tal como podemos apreendê-la na clínica da psicanálise, para confrontá-la com o que chamamos de isenção no campo da ciência, que não quer dizer outra coisa que a neutralidade proposta lá. Veremos que, apesar da clara filiação da noção psicanalítica para com a noção vinda da ciência, a neutralidade clínica da psicanálise toma outro rumo, que se pode mesmo opor ao sentido do termo na ciência. Enquanto em ciência o termo quer significar um processo de purificação e de seleção, em psicanálise ele surge como a exigência de nada selecionar.

  20. The Relation between Nonverbal IQ and Postoperative CI Outcomes in Cochlear Implant Users: Preliminary Result

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    Mina Park

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. This study assessed the correlation between performance intelligence and the postoperative cochlear implant (CI outcome in Korean-speaking children. In addition, the relationship between the performance intelligence subscales and the post-CI speech outcome was evaluated. Materials and Methods. Thirteen pediatric CI users (five males, eight females; median age at implantation 6.2 (range 1.3–14.2 years; median age at intelligence test 9.3 (range 5–16 years who were tested using the Korean Educational Development Institute-Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children were studied. The correlations between the intelligence scores and 1-2 years postoperative Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP scores and between subscales of performance and 1-2 years postoperative CAP scores were analyzed. Results. There was no correlation between the categories of verbal intelligence quotient (IQ and performance IQ for “mentally retarded” and “average,” respectively (Spearman’s rho = 0.42, P=0.15. There was a strong correlation between performance IQ and the postoperative CAP scale (Spearman’s rho = 0.8977, P=0.0008. “Picture arrangement” and “picture completion,” reflecting social cognition, were strongly correlated with the postoperative CAP scales. Conclusion. Performance intelligence, especially social cognition, was strongly related to the postoperative CI outcome of cochlear implant users. Therefore, auditory rehabilitation, including social rehabilitation, should maximize the postoperative CI outcomes.

  1. Adolescents' physical activity is associated with previous and current physical activity practice by their parents

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    Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether parents' current and previous physical activity practice is associated with adolescents' physical activity. Methods: The sample was composed of 1231 adolescents (14-17 years, and 1202 mothers and 871 fathers were interviewed. Weight and height of the adolescents were measured. Self-reported parents' weight and height were obtained. The current and previous physical activity levels (Baecke's questionnaire of parents (during childhood and adolescence and adolescents' physical activity levels were obtained using a questionnaire. The magnitude of the associations between parent and adolescent physical activity levels was determined by binary logistic regression (adjusted by sex, age, and socioeconomic level of adolescents and education level of parents. Results: The current physical activity practice by parents was associated with adolescents' physical activity (p < 0.001. The physical activities reported by parents in their childhood and adolescence were also associated with higher physical activity levels among adolescents. Adolescents whose parents were both physically active in the past and present were six times (OR = 6.67 [CI = 1.94-22.79] more likely to be physically active compared to adolescents with no parents who were physically active in the past. Conclusions: The current and previous physical activities of parents were associated with higher levels of physical activity in adolescents, even after controlling for confounding factors.

  2. Compressive full waveform lidar

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    Yang, Weiyi; Ke, Jun

    2017-05-01

    To avoid high bandwidth detector, fast speed A/D converter, and large size memory disk, a compressive full waveform LIDAR system, which uses a temporally modulated laser instead of a pulsed laser, is studied in this paper. Full waveform data from NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) are used. Random binary patterns are used to modulate the source. To achieve 0.15 m ranging resolution, a 100 MSPS A/D converter is assumed to make measurements. SPIRAL algorithm with canonical basis is employed when Poisson noise is considered in the low illuminated condition.

  3. Preparation of 1 Ci of europium 155 without carrier

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    Falconi, N.; Radicella, R.

    1968-01-01

    High activity 'point' sources of 155 Eu are used for medical and industrial applications. For this purpose we have studied a method of obtaining I Ci of carrier free 155 Eu, with a solid residue smaller than 5 mg per Ci. In order to separate the 155 Eu from several grams of a 154 Sm enriched target we propose a procedure which is based on the work of Bouissieres and David, Onstott, and Takekoshi et al. The separation is carried out by electrolysis on a mercury cathode followed by purification on ion exchange resin. The yields of the europium separation and target recovery are 80 per cent and 90 per cent respectively. The time required for the procedure is three days. (authors) [fr

  4. Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Promote Rehabilitation: CI Therapy for TBI

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    2016-10-01

    occasions, magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and functional MRI (fMRI) of the brain will be carried out to determine changes...to which types of neuroplasticity-inducing pharmacological agents, when combined with CI therapy, are most likely to yield a superior treatment...were negotiated with the Birmingham VAMC, Denver VAMC, and Richmond VAMC. • The option of collecting MRI data using a 1.5T scanner was added for

  5. Full faith in myself

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    Full faith in myself. Meenakshi Banerjee. 12. Ihad my schooling at the Irish Convent, Loreto, in Asansol,. West Bengal. Perhaps the earliest memories I have are of myself as a very determined child with a deep appreciation of and inquisitiveness regarding nature although not understanding most of it at that tender age.

  6. CI+MBPT calculations of Ar I energies, g factors, and transition line strengths

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    Savukov, I. M.

    2018-03-01

    Excited states of noble gas atoms present certain challenges to atomic theory for several reasons: first, relativistic effects are important and LS coupling is not optimal; second, energy intervals can be quite small, leading to strong mixing of states; third, many-body perturbation theory for hole states does not converge well. Previously, some attempts were made to solve this problem, using for example the all-order coupled-cluster approach and particle-hole configuration-interaction many-body perturbation theory (CI-MBPT) with modified denominators. However, while these approaches were promising, the accuracy was still limited. In this paper, we calculate Ar I energies, g factors, and transition amplitudes using ab initio CI-MBPT with eight valence electrons to avoid the problem of slow convergence of MBPT due to strong interaction between 3p and 3s states. We also included in CI many dominant states obtained by double excitations of the ground state configuration. Thus perturbation corrections were needed only for 1s, 2s, 2p core electrons non-included in valence-valence CI, which are quite small. We found that energy, g factors, and electric dipole matrix elements are in reasonable agreement with experiments. It is noteworthy that the theory agreed well with accurately measured g factors. Experimental oscillator strengths have large uncertainty, so in some cases we made a comparison with average values.

  7. Regulation of notochord-specific expression of Ci-Bra downstream genes in Ciona intestinalis embryos.

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    Takahashi, Hiroki; Hotta, Kohji; Takagi, Chiyo; Ueno, Naoto; Satoh, Nori; Shoguchi, Eiichi

    2010-02-01

    Brachyury, a T-box transcription factor, is expressed in ascidian embryos exclusively in primordial notochord cells and plays a pivotal role in differentiation of notochord cells. Previously, we identified approximately 450 genes downstream of Ciona intestinalis Brachyury (Ci-Bra), and characterized the expression profiles of 45 of these in differentiating notochord cells. In this study, we looked for cisregulatory sequences in minimal enhancers of 20 Ci-Bra downstream genes by electroporating region within approximately 3 kb upstream of each gene fused with lacZ. Eight of the 20 reporters were expressed in notochord cells. The minimal enchancer for each of these eight genes was narrowed to a region approximately 0.5-1.0-kb long. We also explored the genome-wide and coordinate regulation of 43 Ci-Bra-downstream genes. When we determined their chromosomal localization, it became evident that they are not clustered in a given region of the genome, but rather distributed evenly over 13 of the 14 pairs of chromosomes, suggesting that gene clustering does not contribute to coordinate control of the Ci-Bra downstream gene expression. Our results might provide Insights Into the molecular mechanisms underlying notochord formation in chordates.

  8. Adverse obstetric outcomes in women with previous cesarean for dystocia in second stage of labor.

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    Jastrow, Nicole; Demers, Suzanne; Gauthier, Robert J; Chaillet, Nils; Brassard, Normand; Bujold, Emmanuel

    2013-03-01

    To evaluate obstetric outcomes in women undergoing a trial of labor (TOL) after a previous cesarean for dystocia in second stage of labor. A retrospective cohort study of women with one previous low transverse cesarean undergoing a first TOL was performed. Women with previous cesarean for dystocia in first stage and those with previous dystocia in second stage were compared with those with previous cesarean for nonrecurrent reasons (controls). Multivariable regressions analyses were performed. Of 1655 women, those with previous dystocia in second stage of labor (n = 204) had greater risks than controls (n = 880) to have an operative delivery [odds ratio (OR): 1.5; 95% confidence intervals (CI) 1.1 to 2.2], shoulder dystocia (OR: 2.9; 95% CI 1.1 to 8.0), and uterine rupture in the second stage of labor (OR: 4.9; 95% CI 1.1 to 23), and especially in case of fetal macrosomia (OR: 29.6; 95% CI 4.4 to 202). The median second stage of labor duration before uterine rupture was 2.5 hours (interquartile range: 1.5 to 3.2 hours) in these women. Previous cesarean for dystocia in the second stage of labor is associated with second-stage uterine rupture at next delivery, especially in cases of suspected fetal macrosomia and prolonged second stage of labor. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  9. 77 FR 70176 - Previous Participation Certification

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    2012-11-23

    ... participants' previous participation in government programs and ensure that the past record is acceptable prior... information is designed to be 100 percent automated and digital submission of all data and certifications is... government programs and ensure that the past record is acceptable prior to granting approval to participate...

  10. On the Tengiz petroleum deposit previous study

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    Nysangaliev, A.N.; Kuspangaliev, T.K.

    1997-01-01

    Tengiz petroleum deposit previous study is described. Some consideration about structure of productive formation, specific characteristic properties of petroleum-bearing collectors are presented. Recommendation on their detail study and using of experience on exploration and development of petroleum deposit which have analogy on most important geological and industrial parameters are given. (author)

  11. Subsequent pregnancy outcome after previous foetal death

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    Nijkamp, J. W.; Korteweg, F. J.; Holm, J. P.; Timmer, A.; Erwich, J. J. H. M.; van Pampus, M. G.

    Objective: A history of foetal death is a risk factor for complications and foetal death in subsequent pregnancies as most previous risk factors remain present and an underlying cause of death may recur. The purpose of this study was to evaluate subsequent pregnancy outcome after foetal death and to

  12. ANALIZA MOŻLIWOŚCI ZASTOSOWANIA ODPADOWEGO PYŁU BAZALTOWEGO W ZAPRAWIE CEMENTOWEJ

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    Magdalena DOBISZEWSKA

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Rosnące zapotrzebowanie na surowce naturalne do produkcji materiałów budowlanych, spowodowało intensyfikację badań dotyczących możliwości wykorzystania w produkcji budowlanej materiałów odpadowych. Powszechnie, jako dodatek mineralny do cementu stosowany jest granulowany żużel wielkopiecowy, popiół lotny, czy też pył krzemionkowy. Podczas obróbki kruszywa stosowanego do produkcji mas mineralno-asfaltowych (MMA powstają duże ilości odpadów pylastych. Utylizacja tych odpadów stanowi obecnie duży problem w wielu wytwórniach MMA. W pracy dokonano analizy możliwości zastosowania odpadowego pyłu bazaltowego do produkcji zaprawy cementowej. Najpierw zbadano właściwości fizyczne i chemiczne zastosowanego pyłu bazaltowego. Celem określenia wpływu dodatku pyłu bazaltowego na niektóre właściwości zapraw przygotowano cztery mieszanki, w których pył bazaltowy stanowił częściowy zamiennik piasku w ilości 0-30% masy piasku. Badania doświadczalne dotyczyły analizy wpływu pyłu na wytrzymałość zapraw na ściskanie i zginanie po 2, 28 i 56 dniach dojrzewania próbek, mrozoodporności, nasiąkliwość oraz zdolności do kapilarnego podciągania wody. Następnie przeprowadzono badania dotyczące wpływu dodatku pyłu bazaltowego na mikrostrukturę oraz porowatość zaprawy. Wyniki przeprowadzonych badań wskazują na to, że pył bazaltowy może być stosowany do produkcji zapraw cementowych, jako substytut piasku naturalnego. Zastąpienie części piasku w zaprawie cementowej przez pył bazaltowy pozwoli na zagospodarowanie odpadu przemysłowego oraz wpłynie na poprawę niektórych cech zaprawy cementowej.

  13. Plate Full of Color

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    The Eagle Books are a series of four books that are brought to life by wise animal characters - Mr. Eagle, Miss Rabbit, and Coyote - who engage Rain That Dances and his young friends in the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from their elders about health and diabetes prevention. Plate Full of Color teaches the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods.

  14. Impact of previous virological treatment failures and adherence on the outcome of antiretroviral therapy in 2007.

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    Marie Ballif

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Combination antiretroviral treatment (cART has been very successful, especially among selected patients in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to describe outcomes of cART on the population level in a large national cohort. METHODS: Characteristics of participants of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study on stable cART at two semiannual visits in 2007 were analyzed with respect to era of treatment initiation, number of previous virologically failed regimens and self reported adherence. Starting ART in the mono/dual era before HIV-1 RNA assays became available was counted as one failed regimen. Logistic regression was used to identify risk factors for virological failure between the two consecutive visits. RESULTS: Of 4541 patients 31.2% and 68.8% had initiated therapy in the mono/dual and cART era, respectively, and been on treatment for a median of 11.7 vs. 5.7 years. At visit 1 in 2007, the mean number of previous failed regimens was 3.2 vs. 0.5 and the viral load was undetectable (4 previous failures compared to 1 were 0.9 (95% CI 0.4-1.7, 0.8 (0.4-1.6, 1.6 (0.8-3.2, 3.3 (1.7-6.6 respectively, and 2.3 (1.1-4.8 for >2 missed cART doses during the last month, compared to perfect adherence. From the cART era, odds ratios with a history of 1, 2 and >2 previous failures compared to none were 1.8 (95% CI 1.3-2.5, 2.8 (1.7-4.5 and 7.8 (4.5-13.5, respectively, and 2.8 (1.6-4.8 for >2 missed cART doses during the last month, compared to perfect adherence. CONCLUSIONS: A higher number of previous virologically failed regimens, and imperfect adherence to therapy were independent predictors of imminent virological failure.

  15. Determinants of full vaccination status in a rural community with ...

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    A child's birth in a health facility (P < 0.001; OR = 0.15, 95%CI = 0.07-0.33), mother's knowledge of the benefits of immunization (P = 0.001; OR = 0.21, 95%CI = 0.08-0.60) a mother being employed (P = 0.003; OR = 2.48, 95%CI =1.32-4.68) and a high birth order (P = 0.002) were significantly associated with full vaccination.

  16. Badania jakości regeneratu ze zużytych mas ze spoiwem organicznym

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available W publikacji przedstawiono uzupełniające metody badań oraz aparaturę do oceny jakości regeneratu i tych właściwości masformierskich ze spoiwami utwardzanymi chemicznie, przygotowywanych z regeneratem, które są istotne dla kompleksowej oceny procesurecyklingu osnowy. Nowoczesne systemy oceny mas formierskich wymagają bardziej wnikliwego podejścia do czynników decydującychzarówno o ich przydatności technologicznej jak również o wpływie na otaczające środowisko naturalne. W tym kontekście pełna ocenajakości zregenerowanej osnowy wykracza poza zwyczajowo stosowane metody instrumentalne i wymaga ich uzupełnienia o bardziejzaawansowane aparaturowo metody badawcze. Pozwala to szerzej spojrzeć na ocenę zregenerowanej osnowy, zarówno w aspekcie jejużycia do sporządzania mas formierskich, jako substytutu świeżego piasku, ale także pod kątem ochrony środowiska. Do takichnowoczesnych metod można zaliczyć między innymi analizę ziarnową regeneratu za pomocą dyfrakcji laserowej, a także ocenęgazotwórczości masy formierskiej oraz identyfikację rodzaju emitowanych gazów i zawartości w nich gazów z grupy BTEX, które sąszczególnie niebezpieczne z punktu widzenia BHP.

  17. Plate Full of Color

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    The Eagle Books are a series of four books that are brought to life by wise animal characters - Mr. Eagle, Miss Rabbit, and Coyote - who engage Rain That Dances and his young friends in the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from their elders about health and diabetes prevention. Plate Full of Color teaches the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods.  Created: 8/4/2008 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 8/5/2008.

  18. Identification and Validation of Novel Hedgehog-Responsive Enhancers Predicted by Computational Analysis of Ci/Gli Binding Site Density

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    Richards, Neil; Parker, David S.; Johnson, Lisa A.; Allen, Benjamin L.; Barolo, Scott; Gumucio, Deborah L.

    2015-01-01

    The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway directs a multitude of cellular responses during embryogenesis and adult tissue homeostasis. Stimulation of the pathway results in activation of Hh target genes by the transcription factor Ci/Gli, which binds to specific motifs in genomic enhancers. In Drosophila, only a few enhancers (patched, decapentaplegic, wingless, stripe, knot, hairy, orthodenticle) have been shown by in vivo functional assays to depend on direct Ci/Gli regulation. All but one (orthodenticle) contain more than one Ci/Gli site, prompting us to directly test whether homotypic clustering of Ci/Gli binding sites is sufficient to define a Hh-regulated enhancer. We therefore developed a computational algorithm to identify Ci/Gli clusters that are enriched over random expectation, within a given region of the genome. Candidate genomic regions containing Ci/Gli clusters were functionally tested in chicken neural tube electroporation assays and in transgenic flies. Of the 22 Ci/Gli clusters tested, seven novel enhancers (and the previously known patched enhancer) were identified as Hh-responsive and Ci/Gli-dependent in one or both of these assays, including: Cuticular protein 100A (Cpr100A); invected (inv), which encodes an engrailed-related transcription factor expressed at the anterior/posterior wing disc boundary; roadkill (rdx), the fly homolog of vertebrate Spop; the segment polarity gene gooseberry (gsb); and two previously untested regions of the Hh receptor-encoding patched (ptc) gene. We conclude that homotypic Ci/Gli clustering is not sufficient information to ensure Hh-responsiveness; however, it can provide a clue for enhancer recognition within putative Hedgehog target gene loci. PMID:26710299

  19. Full speed ahead!

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    2014-01-01

    When he’s not working at CERN, Jean-Yves Le Meur is a top-level skier. Fresh from the Winter Paralympics in Sochi and the French disability snowsport championship, he has agreed to answer a few questions.   Jean-Yves tackles a giant slalom. Image: @FFH. Few athletes can boast of having participated in the Olympic or Paralympic Games even once in their sporting career, let alone four times... But Jean-Yves Le Meur, a member of both CERN’s IT-CIS Group and the French disabled ski team, tells me modestly during our interview that this is what he has achieved. While the skier might act like it’s no big deal, it leaves me, amateur sportsperson that I am, dumbfounded. A few weeks ago in Sochi, the sun shining a little too brightly, Jean-Yves left his fourth Paralympics with the same enthusiasm he had for the previous three, and the same bitter taste in his mouth: “Just like in the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, I failed to finish the sitting slalom, d...

  20. Subsequent childbirth after a previous traumatic birth.

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    Beck, Cheryl Tatano; Watson, Sue

    2010-01-01

    Nine percent of new mothers in the United States who participated in the Listening to Mothers II Postpartum Survey screened positive for meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder after childbirth. Women who have had a traumatic birth experience report fewer subsequent children and a longer length of time before their second baby. Childbirth-related posttraumatic stress disorder impacts couples' physical relationship, communication, conflict, emotions, and bonding with their children. The purpose of this study was to describe the meaning of women's experiences of a subsequent childbirth after a previous traumatic birth. Phenomenology was the research design used. An international sample of 35 women participated in this Internet study. Women were asked, "Please describe in as much detail as you can remember your subsequent pregnancy, labor, and delivery following your previous traumatic birth." Colaizzi's phenomenological data analysis approach was used to analyze the stories of the 35 women. Data analysis yielded four themes: (a) riding the turbulent wave of panic during pregnancy; (b) strategizing: attempts to reclaim their body and complete the journey to motherhood; (c) bringing reverence to the birthing process and empowering women; and (d) still elusive: the longed-for healing birth experience. Subsequent childbirth after a previous birth trauma has the potential to either heal or retraumatize women. During pregnancy, women need permission and encouragement to grieve their prior traumatic births to help remove the burden of their invisible pain.

  1. On the nature of the symbiotic binary CI Cygni

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    Kenyon, S.J.; Oliversen, N.A.; Mikolajewska, J.; Mikolajewski, M.; Stencel, R.E.

    1991-01-01

    An analysis of ultraviolet and optical spectroscopy is presented for the symbiotic binary CI Cyg. This system contains an M5 II asymptotic branch giant Mg of about 1.5 solar mass, transfering material at a few times 0.00001 solar mass/yr into a large accretion disk surrounding a main-sequence star with Mh of about 0.5 solar mass. A boundary layer at the inner edge of the disk photoionizes a small nebula approximately confined to the Roche volume of the accreting star. An extended, more highly ionized region forms when material ejected from the disk interacts with the red giant wind. 115 refs

  2. Previously undiagnosed hemophilia patient with intracerebral hemorrhage

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Intracranial bleeding in hemophilia patients is a rare but a mortal complication. Diagnosis of hemophilia in adulthood is an uncommon occurrence. In this case report an adult patient with intracranial hemorrhage is presented.

  3. Wykorzystanie informacji prospektywnychw sprawozdawczości finansowej zorientowanejna wartość na przykładzie MSR 36„Utrata wartości aktywów”

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    Irena Sobańska

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Autorzy artykułu wskazują na istotę i rosnące znaczenie informacji prospektywnych we współczesnych systemach sprawozdawczości finansowej opartej na MSSF. Ewolucja dokonująca się w sprawozdawczości finansowej, pod wpływem harmonizacji zasad rachunkowości wskutek ciągle zmieniających się MSSF, została przedstawiona na tle zmian dokonujących się w otoczeniu, w celach i w systemach zarządzania (orientacja strategiczna, wartość przedsiębiorstwa, jak również w systemach strategicznej rachunkowości zarządczej. Na podstawie szerokiego kontekstu analizy autorzy stawiają wniosek, że koncepcja wartości (przedsiębiorstwa stanowi istotny element systemu pomiaru i wyceny w systemie sprawozdawczości finansowej. Tworzy ona także spójną podstawę dla integracji rachunkowości zarządczej i rachunkowości finansowej w jeden system zapewniający użyteczne informacje zarówno dla użytkowników zewnętrznych, jak i wewnętrznych, których łączy wspólny cel – maksymalizacja wartości. Uwarunkowania tworzenia systemu sprawozdawczości opartego na informacjach prospektywnych, zorientowanego na wartość, jak również stopień dostosowania przedsiębiorstw do jego wdrożenia pokazano na przykładzie praktycznej realizacji postanowień MSR 36.

  4. Emptiness and Fullness

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    Bregnbæk, Susanne; Bunkenborg, Mikkel

    As critical voices question the quality, authenticity, and value of people, goods, and words in post-Mao China, accusations of emptiness render things open to new investments of meaning, substance, and value. Exploring the production of lack and desire through fine-grained ethnography, this volume...... examines how diagnoses of emptiness operate in a range of very different domains in contemporary China: In the ostensibly meritocratic exam system and the rhetoric of officials, in underground churches, housing bubbles, and nationalist fantasies, in bodies possessed by spirits and evaluations of jade......, there is a pervasive concern with states of lack and emptiness and the contributions suggest that this play of emptiness and fullness is crucial to ongoing constructions of quality, value, and subjectivity in China....

  5. Empiryczna weryfikacja hipotezy o przenośności modelu Altmana na warunki polskiej gospodarki oraz uniwersalności sektorowej modeli

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    Tomasz Iwanowicz

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Celem artykułu jest próba udzielenia odpowiedzi na pytanie, czy istnieje uzasadnienie dla mechanicznego przenoszenia modelu Altmana na warunki polskiej gospodarki oraz sprawdzenie, czy wśród testowanych modeli istnieje model wykazujący dla każdego typu przedsiębiorstwa (przemysłowe, handlowe, usługo- we najwyższą skuteczność i najlepsze wartości zastosowanych metod porównawczych. W artykule porównano trzynaście testowanych modeli używając macierzy klasyfikacji, ilorazu szans, krzywej kon- centracji CAP i wskaźnika dokładności Giniego, będących metodami oceny sprawności, oraz wskaźnika Briera będącego metodą oceny modeli z punktu widzenia kryterium kalibracji. Badania zostały przepro- wadzone na bazie 439 sprawozdań finansowych opublikowanych przez 139 spółek kapitałowych zarejestrowanych w warszawskich sądach okręgowych i rejonowych (w tym 79 spółek, które w rzeczywistości ogłosiły upadłość. Przeprowadzone badania obaliły mit o przenośności modelu Altmana na warunki polskiej gospodarki oraz uniwersalności sektorowej modeli. Wykazano, że sprawność modeli różni się dla spółek produkcyjnych, handlowych i usługowych oraz określono te sprawności. Ponadto udowodniono, że istnieją modele dyskryminacyjne różniące się zestawem zmiennych oraz współczynnikami wagowymi, które wykazują zbliżone skuteczności predykcyjne. The purpose of this paper is to answer the question about the validity of mechanical transfer of the Alt- man model to Polish economy and to check if among the tested models there is a model with the highest efficiency and best outcomes for the used comparative methods for each type of enterprise (manufactur- ing, trading, service. Thirteen tested models were compared using the classification matrix, odds ratio, CAP concentration curve and Gini accuracy index, which are efficiency evaluation methods, as well as using the Brier index, which is a method of evaluating models

  6. The radiation shielding potential of CI and CM chondrites

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    Pohl, Leos; Britt, Daniel T.

    2017-03-01

    Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) and Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs) pose a serious limit on the duration of deep space human missions. A shield composed of a bulk mass of material in which the incident particles deposit their energy is the simplest way to attenuate the radiation. The cost of bringing the sufficient mass from the Earth's surface is prohibitive. The shielding properties of asteroidal material, which is readily available in space, are investigated. Solution of Bethe's equation is implemented for incident protons and the application in composite materials and the significance of various correction terms are discussed; the density correction is implemented. The solution is benchmarked and shows good agreement with the results in literature which implement more correction terms within the energy ranges considered. The shielding properties of CI and CM asteroidal taxonomy groups and major asteroidal minerals are presented in terms of stopping force. The results show that CI and CM chondrites have better stopping properties than Aluminium. Beneficiation is discussed and is shown to have a significant effect on the stopping power.

  7. Lifetime broadening and CI-resonances observed in ESCA

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    Svensson, S.; Maartensson, N.; Basilier, E.; Malmquist, P.Aa.; Gelius, U.; Siegbahn, K.

    1976-03-01

    The electron spectrum of the M 2 and M 3 levels in bromine and krypton have been studied by high resolution ESCA. The M 1 Msub(2,3) super Coster-Kronig transitions become energetically forbidden for Z >approximately 36 (Kr) and recent calculations therefore predict a decrease in the M 2 and M 3 natural linewidths around krypton in the periodic system. The experiment shows that the 3psub(3/2) linewidth is smaller in Kr than in Br. It is, however, also found that this decrease in linewidth is followed by configuration interaction (CI) between 3p 2 P and 3d 2 nl * 2 P states. Several discrete CI resonances are observed in the Kr 3p spectrum. Such resonances are also studied in the N shell for the elements from Te(Z=52) to Ba(Z=56). For these elements the effect is found to be much larger due to the strong collective character of 4d-nf* excitations. (Auth.)

  8. Ciências da Religião numa sociedade multicultural

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    Wolfgang Gruen

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Texto originalmente apresentado como aula inaugural do Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências da Religião da PUC Minas. Trata da epistemologia e dos desafios da investigação em Ciências da Religião. Partindo do problema de base da religiosidade na Educação, do fenômeno religioso e sua dimensão profunda, o artigo segue uma densa investigação sobre os limites e horizontes das Ciências da Religião.Palavras-chave: Ciências da Religião; Religião; Religiosidade; Educação; Ensino religioso.ABSTRACTThis text was originally presented as the opening class of the Postgraduate Programme in Sciences of Religion of PUC Minas. It concerns the epistemology and challenges of investigation in Sciences of Religion. Starting from the fundamental question of religiosity in Education, of the religious phenomenon and its deep dimension, the article embarks on a close investigation into the limits and horizons of the Sciences of Religion.Key words: Sciences of religions; Religion; Religiosity; Education; Religious teaching.

  9. Ocena Nośności Konstrukcji Nawierzchni Lotniskowych Metodą Acn-Pcn

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    Wesołowski Mariusz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Konstrukcje nawierzchni lotniskowych są projektowane na określony okres eksploatacji przy założeniu prognozowanego natężenia i struktury ruchu lotniczego. Bezpieczeństwo wykonywania operacji lotniczych przez statki powietrzne na nawierzchniach lotniskowych zależy przede wszystkim od stanu nośności ich konstrukcji. W związku z tym, kontrolne badania nośności należy przeprowadzać okresowo, gdyż informacja o aktualnym stanie eksploatacyjnym nawierzchni lotniskowej stanowi podstawę do podejmowania decyzji o rodzajach statków powietrznych dopuszczonych do ruchu, intensywności ruchu lotniczego oraz terminach rozpoczęcia prac remontowych lub modernizacyjnych. Aktualnie do oceny nośności nawierzchni lotniskowych stosuje się metodę ACN-PCN, która została wprowadzona przez Organizację Międzynarodowego Lotnictwa Cywilnego ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization. W artykule przedstawiony został sposób wyznaczania i opisu wskaźnika PCN

  10. As diferentes faces da razão (II. Risco, ciência e peritos

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Em texto anterior argumentou-se contra os excessos do cientismo com que, na linha de Sokal e Bricmont, António Manuel Baptista ataca as análises sociológicas dos processos e produtos da ciência, nomeadamente as posições de Boaventura de Sousa Santos. Neste outro texto, pretende-se contestar AMB e os sokalistas no seu próprio campo, o da ciência pura e dura, mostrando que eles próprios não compreendem o estatuto das suas ciências, e tentando ponderar afirmações menos precisas, frequentes na análise da sociogénese da ciência. Trazendo a discussão para o nosso tempo, abordaremos também uma problemática não tratada no texto anterior, a do estatuto dos cientistas e tecnólogos enquanto peritos nas instâncias de decisão. Por último, tratará de analisar-se como as controvérsias entre peritos, hoje tão frequentes, são vividas no seio da comunidade científica e qual a evolução que geram na própria prática pericial.

  11. SISTEM PENJUALAN SPARE PART TOKO AJM MOTOR MENGGUNAKAN CI BERBASIS ARSITEKTUR MVC

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    Ade Setiadi

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Saat ini penggunaan komputer dan perangkat lunak semakin banyak hingga ke berbagai kehidupan, bahkan sampai pada bidang ekonomi. Sistem Informasi merupakan peranan sangat penting dalam kegiatan bisnis di suatu perusahaan. Toko AJM Motor bergerak dalam bidang penjualan spare part mobil dan masih menggunakan cara yang konvensional dalam mengolah data tentang transaksi penjualan, untuk itu Toko AJM Motor membutuhkan sistem informasi yang dapat menunjang kelancaran dalam melakukan transaksi penjualannya. Dalam dunia teknologi khususnya pemrograman saat ini, baik itu desktop maupun web base semakin marak pengerjaannya menggunakan framework dan salah satu framework berbasis PHP yang banyak digunakan yaitu CodeIgniter (CI. Framework CI memang dikembangkan untuk memudahkan dalam developing aplikasi dengan struktur file source code-nya menggunakan pendekatan arsitektur Models-Views-Controller (MVC dan pemrograman berorientasi objek. Oleh sebab itu, kami menggunakan CI dalam developing aplikasi ini dengan metode Object Oriented Analysis and Design sebagai metode pengembangan system. Dengan dirancangnya sistem ini telah mempermudah pemilik toko dalam mengelola data pelanggan, supplier dan barang yang di beli dan di jual serta pembuatan laporan yang diperlukan untuk perhitungan penjualan dan dapat memberikan informasi yang berguna bagi pemilik toko secara up to date. Kata kunci: codeigniter (CI, models-views-controller (MVC, object oriented, penjualan.

  12. A concepção de ciência de Popper e o ensino de ciências Popper's conception of science and the teaching of sciences

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    Carlos Alberto Rufatto

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Procurou-se identificar as consequências mais importantes da concepção de ciência de Popper, que deu origem a um rico debate na Filosofia das Ciências, para o Ensino de Ciências. O acompanhamento deste debate permite perceber a riqueza do processo científico, reconhecendo as contribuições daqueles que debateram com Popper; bem como a importância dos aspectos da ciência que Popper valorizou e procurou preservar. As críticas e os debates em torno das abordagens de mudança conceitual contribuíram para a percepção da riqueza e complexidade desse processo. Quando considerados os objetivos institucionais das escolas e as expectativas sociais em torno da compreensão adequada e da procura de superação dos paradigmas vigentes a manutenção de certos aspectos, inerentes ao processo de mudança conceitual, pode se mostrar relevante. Neste sentido, a obra de Popper pode oferecer importante apoio para valorizar aspectos racionais que poderiam presidir o processo de aprender Ciências.This work aimed at identifying the most important consequences of Popper's conception of science education, which started a fertile debate in the Philosophy of Science. By following this debate, it is possible to notice the richness of the cientific process, recognizing the contributions brought by those who debated with Popper, and the importance of aspects of science that Popper valued and attempted to preserve. The criticism and the debate over the approaches towards conceptual change contributed to the perception of the wide extent and complexity of this process. However, the maintenance of certain aspects, inherent in the process of conceptual change, may be relevant when the institutional objectives of the schools and the social expectations over the appropriate understanding and over the attempt to overcome current paradigms are considered. In this way, Popper's work may offer important support to valuing rational aspects that could inform the process

  13. Full metal jacket!

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    Laëtitia Pedroso

    2011-01-01

    Ten years ago, standard issue clothing only gave CERN firemen partial protection but today our fire-fighters are equipped with state-of-the-art, full personal protective equipment.   CERN's Fire Brigade team. For many years, the members of CERN's Fire Brigade went on call-outs clad in their work trousers and fire-rescue coats, which only afforded them partial protection. Today, textile manufacturing techniques have moved on a long way and CERN's firemen are now kitted out with state-of-the-art personal protective equipment. The coat and trousers are three-layered, comprising fire-resistant aramide, a protective membrane and a thermal lining. The CERN Fire Brigade' new state-of-the-art personal protection equipment. "This equipment is fully compliant with the standards in force and is therefore resistant to cuts, abrasion, electrical arcs with thermal effects and, of course, fire," explains Patrick Berlinghi, the CERN Fire Brigade's Logistics Officer. You might think that su...

  14. Policies for full employment

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    de Koning, Jaap; Layard, Richard; Nickel, Stephen

    European unemployment is too high, and employment is too low. Over 7½ per cent of Europe's workforce is unemployed, and only two thirds of people aged 15-64 are in work. At the Lisbon summit two years ago the heads of government set the target that by 2010 the employment rate should rise from 64...... per cent to at least 70 per cent. And for older workers between 55 and 64 the employment rate should rise from 38 per cent to at least one half. These are ambitious targets. They will require two big changes: more people must seek work, and among those seeking work a higher proportion must get a job....... So we need higher participation, and (for full employment) we need a much lower unemployment rate. Can it be done? A mere glance at the experience of different European countries shows that it can. As Table 1 shows, four E.U. countries already exceed the overall target for 2010 (Britain, Denmark...

  15. A biotechnological project with a gamma radiation source of 100,000 Ci

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    Lombardo, J.H.; Smolko, E.E.

    1990-01-01

    A project for the production of radiovaccines and other bio-medical products is presented which includes a radiation facility provided with a gamma ray source equivalent to 100,000 Ci of Co-60. The whole process incorporates novel basic features in virus production and inactivation steps. The former is carried out in animals previously subjected to immunodepression through electromagnetic radiation. The latter is obtained at low temperatures by using either electromagnetic or particle radiations. A vaccine manufacture process is shown to illustrate the utilization of ionizing radiations to obtain a foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) vaccine with good antigenic quality and low cost. (author)

  16. Paclitaxel with Cisplatin as Salvage Treatment for Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Urothelial Tract

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    Ji Eun Uhm

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: This study was performed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of paclitaxel with cisplatin as salvage therapy in patients previously treated with gemcitabine and cisplatin (G/C for advanced transitional cell carcinoma (TCC of the urothelial tract. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with metastatic or locally advanced TCC who had received prior G/C chemotherapy were enrolled. All patients received paclitaxel (175 mg/m2 and cisplatin (60 mg/m2 every 3 weeks for eight cycles or until disease progression. RESULTS: The median age was 61 years (range, 43–83 years, and the median Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status was 1 (range, 0–2. The overall response rate was 36% [95% confidence interval (95% CI = 18–54], with three complete responses and seven partial responses. The median time to progression was 6.2 months (95% CI = 3.9–8.5, and the median overall survival was 10.3 months (95% CI = 6.1–14.1. The most common Grade 3/4 nonhematologic and hematologic toxicities were emesis (10 of 28 patients; 36% and neutropenia (5 of 110 cycles; 5%. CONCLUSIONS: Salvage chemotherapy with paclitaxel and cisplatin displayed promising results with tolerable toxicity profiles in patients with metastatic or locally advanced TCC who had been pretreated with G/C.

  17. Sprawozdawczość zintegrowana jako nowy obszar badań naukowych w rachunkowości

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    Joanna Krasodomska

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    Full Text Available Celem artykułu jest przedstawienie sprawozdawczości zintegrowanej jako interesującego, nowego obszaru badań naukowych w rachunkowości. Zakłada ona publikację raportu prezentującego, jak przyjęte przez przedsiębiorstwo strategia, zasady zarządzania, wyniki działalności i perspektywy rozwoju prowadzą do tworzenia wartości. W artykule omówiono stanowiące podstawę sprawozdawczości zintegrowanej koncepcje modelu biznesu oraz sześciu kapitałów. Na podstawie dokonanego przeglądu literatury przedstawiono kierunki badań z zakresu sprawozdawczości zintegrowanej, prezentowane w artykułach naukowych indeksowanych w bazach EBSCO i Emerald oraz postulowane przez Międzynarodową Radę ds. Zintegrowanej Sprawozdawczości (International Integrated Reporting Council – IIRC we współpracy ze Stowarzyszeniem Dyplomowanych Biegłych Księgowych (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA i Międzynarodowym Stowarzyszeniem Edukacji Rachunkowości i Badań (International Association for Accounting Education & Research – IAAER. Wskazano też tematy opracowań podejmujących ten problem, przyjętych do prezentacji na Kongresie Europejskiego Stowarzyszenia Rachunkowości (European Accounting Association – EAA w Glasgow w kwietniu 2015 r. Analizą objęto również dorobek polskich autorów podejmujących w swoich badaniach problematykę sprawozdawczości zintegrowanej. Przegląd literatury dotyczącej sprawozdawczości zintegrowanej oraz obecnie prowadzonych badań pozwolił na zidentyfikowanie luk badawczych i wskazanie problemów wartych naukowych dociekań. Zaliczono do nich m.in. zagadnienia związane z modelem biznesu, koncepcją wartości, sześcioma kapitałami, jakością i istotnością raportów zintegrowanych, zaspokajaniem przez raporty zintegrowane potrzeb informacyjnych użytkowników oraz rolą księgowych i biegłych rewidentów w opracowywaniu i weryfikacji sprawozdawczości zintegrowanej. 

  18. Books average previous decade of economic misery.

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    Bentley, R Alexander; Acerbi, Alberto; Ormerod, Paul; Lampos, Vasileios

    2014-01-01

    For the 20(th) century since the Depression, we find a strong correlation between a 'literary misery index' derived from English language books and a moving average of the previous decade of the annual U.S. economic misery index, which is the sum of inflation and unemployment rates. We find a peak in the goodness of fit at 11 years for the moving average. The fit between the two misery indices holds when using different techniques to measure the literary misery index, and this fit is significantly better than other possible correlations with different emotion indices. To check the robustness of the results, we also analysed books written in German language and obtained very similar correlations with the German economic misery index. The results suggest that millions of books published every year average the authors' shared economic experiences over the past decade.

  19. Books Average Previous Decade of Economic Misery

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    Bentley, R. Alexander; Acerbi, Alberto; Ormerod, Paul; Lampos, Vasileios

    2014-01-01

    For the 20th century since the Depression, we find a strong correlation between a ‘literary misery index’ derived from English language books and a moving average of the previous decade of the annual U.S. economic misery index, which is the sum of inflation and unemployment rates. We find a peak in the goodness of fit at 11 years for the moving average. The fit between the two misery indices holds when using different techniques to measure the literary misery index, and this fit is significantly better than other possible correlations with different emotion indices. To check the robustness of the results, we also analysed books written in German language and obtained very similar correlations with the German economic misery index. The results suggest that millions of books published every year average the authors' shared economic experiences over the past decade. PMID:24416159

  20. IOTA interferometer observations of the B[e] star/X-ray transient object CI Cam.

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    Thureau, N. D.; Traub, W.; Millan-Gabet, R.; Monnier, J. D.; Pedretti, E.; Berger, J.-P.; Schloerb, P.

    2005-12-01

    We present the results from an observing campaign on the star CI Cam carried out at the IOTA interferometer in November-December 2004 using the IONIC 3 telescope beam combiner in the H spectral band with projected baselines in the range 10-36m. CI Cam is a known B[e] star and X-ray transient source and has been intensively observed since its powerful X-ray, radio and optical outburst occurred in April 1998. Our visibility measurements put strong constraints on the nature of the source and we can rule out all existing SED models available in the literature. Our new results are in agreement with previous observations of CI Cam obtained with IOTA2 in the H and K' spectral bands in September-November 1998, indicating the infrared excess is long-lived and not directly associated with the outburst. We have explored new models that can better fit our observations. Additionally, we have measured small non-zero closure phases which are the signature of asymmetries in the brightness distribution function. Financial support for NDT is provided by the European Commission through a Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowships MOIF-CT-2004-002990.

  1. Geochemistry of CI chondrites: Major and trace elements, and Cu and Zn Isotopes

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    Barrat, J. A.; Zanda, B.; Moynier, F.; Bollinger, C.; Liorzou, C.; Bayon, G.

    2012-04-01

    In order to check the heterogeneity of the CI chondrites and determine the average composition of this group of meteorites, we analyzed a series of six large chips (weighing between 0.6 and 1.2 g) of Orgueil prepared from five different stones. In addition, one sample from each of Ivuna and Alais was analyzed. Although the sizes of the chips used in this study were “large”, our results show evidence for minor chemical heterogeneity in Orgueil, particularly for alkali elements and U. After removal of one outlier sample, the spread of the results is considerably reduced. For most of the 46 elements analyzed in this study, the average composition calculated for Orgueil is in very good agreement with previous CI estimates. This average, obtained with a “large” mass of samples, is analytically homogeneous and is suitable for normalization purposes. Finally, the Cu and Zn isotopic ratios are homogeneously distributed within the CI parent body with a spread of less than 100 ppm per atomic mass unit (amu).

  2. In-cylinder Combustion and Soot Evolution in the Transition from Conventional CI mode to PPC

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    An, Yanzhao

    2018-01-09

    The present study intends to explore the in-cylinder combustion and evolution of soot emission during the transition from conventional compression ignition (CI) combustion to partially premixed combustion (PPC) at low load conditions. In-cylinder combustion images and engine-out emissions were measured in an optical engine fueled with low octane heavy naphtha fuel (RON = 50). Full cycle engine simulations were performed using a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics code CONVERGETM, coupled with gas phase chemical kinetics, turbulence, and particulate size mimic soot model. The simulations were performed under low load conditions (IMEP ~ 2 to 3 bar) at an engine speed of 1200 rpm. The start of injection (SOI) was advanced from late (-10 CAD aTDC) to early fuel injection timings (-40 CAD aTDC) to realize the combustion transition from CI combustion to PPC. The simulation results of combustion and emission are compared with the experimental results at both CI and PPC combustion modes. The results of the study show a typical low-temperature stratified lean combustion at PPC mode, while high-temperature spray-driven combustion is evident at CI mode. The in-cylinder small intermediates species such as acetylene (C2H2), propargyl (C3H3), cyclopentadienyl (C5H5) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were significantly suppressed at PPC mode. Nucleation reaction of PAHs collision contributed to main soot mass production. The distribution of soot mass and particle number density was consistent with the distribution of high-temperature zones at CI and PPC combustion modes.

  3. O modelo de Karl Popper sob a ótica das Ciências Sociais Aplicadas

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8077.2012v14n32p124 Karl Popper é o principal filósofo da ciência na modernidade, disputando com Thomas Kuhn a primazia de interpretação do método científico. Claramente há diferentes visões para uma leitura desse importante autor que cunhou o método chamado de dedutivo com teste. O texto reconhece a relevância da visão de Karl Popperno desenvolvimento de trabalhos científicos das ciências exatas e biológicas, onde é amplamente aceita. No entanto, nota-se que essa formulação é pouco sistematizada na área das ciências sociais aplicadas. Este é um ensaio que busca resgatar a sua contribuição, numa tentativa de traduzir os conceitos por ele desenvolvidos de forma didática. Para tanto, será feita uma introdução aos fundamentos da ciência como forma específica de conhecimento, buscando contrastar os métodos dedutivo e indutivo e os procedimentos da ciência formal, básica e aplicada. Uma tentativa de classificar a formulação de proposições a serem testadas ou falseadas é feita com a utilização de diferentes critérios, utilizando exemplos da administração e da economia para ilustração.

  4. Ocena efektywności podziału subwencji oświatowej dla gmin

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    Jan Herczyński

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Celem przedstawionych analiz jest ocena dopasowania podziału pomiędzy gminy części oświatowej subwencji ogólnej do kosztów dostarczania usług edukacyjnych. W artykule zarysowano problematykę związaną z podziałem subwencji oświatowej pomiędzy gminy, opisano wagi stosowane w algorytmie podziału subwencji oświatowej, skoncentrowano się na zmianach wprowadzonych do algorytmu w 2015 r. i omówiono konsekwencje wynikające ze stosowania wag wiejskich, które mają stosunkowo duży wpływ na podział środków. W ostatniej części wprowadzono miarę nieefektywności algorytmu podziału części oświatowej subwencji ogólnej i zastosowano ją do oceny podziału środków subwencyjnych pomiędzy gminy. Miara ta pozwala m.in. ilościowo ocenić efekt zmian wprowadzonych do algorytmu w 2015 r. Zaproponowano możliwe korekty wag algorytmu pozwalające na redukcję nieefektywności i zjawiska tzw. przewrotnej motywacji organów prowadzących szkoły. W podsumowaniu przedstawiono główne wnioski wynikające z analiz.

  5. Electro-chemical coupling in the voltage-dependent phosphatase Ci-VSP

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    Kohout, Susy C.; Bell, Sarah C.; Liu, Lijun; Xu, Qiang; Minor, Daniel L.; Isacoff, Ehud Y.

    2010-01-01

    In the voltage sensing phosphatase, Ci-VSP, a voltage sensing domain (VSD) controls a lipid phosphatase domain (PD). The mechanism by which the domains are allosterically coupled is not well understood. Using an in vivo assay, we find that the inter-domain linker that connects the VSD to the PD is essential for coupling the full-length protein. Biochemical assays show that the linker is also needed for activity in the isolated PD. We identify a late step of VSD motion in the full-length protein that depends on the linker. Strikingly, this VSD motion is found to require PI(4,5)P2, a substrate of Ci-VSP. These results suggest that the voltage-driven motion of the VSD turns the enzyme on by rearranging the linker into an activated conformation, and that this activated conformation is stabilized by PI(4,5)P2. We propose that Ci-VSP activity is self-limited because its decrease of PI(4,5)P2 levels decouples the VSD from the enzyme. PMID:20364128

  6. Increased risk of default among previously treated tuberculosis cases in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

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    Marx, F M; Dunbar, R; Hesseling, A C; Enarson, D A; Fielding, K; Beyers, N

    2012-08-01

    To investigate, in two urban communities with high tuberculosis (TB) incidence and high rates of TB recurrence, whether a history of previous TB treatment is associated with treatment default. Retrospective cohort study of TB cases with an episode of treatment recorded in the clinic-based treatment registers between 2002 and 2007. Probabilistic record linkage was used to ascertain treatment history of TB cases back to 1996. Based on the outcome of their most recent previous treatment episode, previously treated cases were compared to new cases regarding their risk of treatment default. Previous treatment success (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 1.79; 95%CI 1.17-2.73), previous default (aOR 6.18, 95%CI 3.68-10.36) and previous failure (aOR 9.72, 95%CI 3.07-30.78) were each independently associated with treatment default (P default were male sex (P = 0.003) and age 19-39 years (P risk of treatment default, even after previous successful treatment. This finding is of particular importance in a setting where recurrent TB is very common. Adherence to treatment should be ensured in new and retreatment cases to increase cure rates and reduce transmission of TB in the community.

  7. Determinants of Full Vaccination Status in a Rural Community with ...

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    12-to-59 month-old children and other variables related to the child were collected from their mothers. . Fisher's ... intervals (CI) were used to explore factors associated with full vaccination. .... attitude towards immunization as they stated that it.

  8. Destruction of post-surgery thyroid remnants by 19 mCi (703 MBq) of iodine 131

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    Tassy, D.; Lonchampt, M.F.; Minebois, A.; Antigny, J.F.

    1997-01-01

    The adjuvant treatment by iodine 131 in good prognostic forms of differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC) makes not the object of a general consensus. There is no study demonstrating the benefit from such a treatment. Administration of an elevated iodine 131 activity and the constraint of a supplementary hospitalization are in these conditions questionable. In 6 patients, presenting the criteria of good prognostic and in post-operation, ambulatory conditions, administration of 19 mCi (703 MBc) of iodine 131 was done without previous administration of tracing dosage, followed after 72 hours by a whole-body scintigraphy, in the usual pause conditions. This administration was repeated 6 to 12 months later and followed by a new scintigraphic examination. The cervical fixation of iodine 131 was established qualitatively and quantitatively (as compared with a control zone). Five/six patients presented initially a cervical intense fixation with the star-like usual image and 1/6 patient a moderated fixation. Beginning with the second administration no cervical fixation was noted in 4/6 patients and a very low fixation in 2/6 patients. The concomitantly measured thyroglobulin, under simulation by TSH endogenous, was 131 I after quasi-total thyroidectomy in good-prognostic forms of DTC, without administration of previous tracing dosage to avoid possible phenomena of thyroid tissue blocking, allows probably, in overwhelming majority of cases, both a full or quasi-full destruction of the thyroid remnants and a severe reduction in the thyroglobulin rate measured in the conditions of pause of hormone-therapy

  9. Narrativas históricas: gravidade, sistemas de mundo e natureza da ciência

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7941.2015v32n1p99 De acordo com o entendimento de que o ensinar ciência e o ensinar sobre a ciência não devem estar dissociados, apresenta-se um conjunto de narrativas históricas para utilização no Ensino Médio, tecendo considerações sobre os recortes históricos procedidos e as escolhas implementadas em sua elaboração. Procura-se chamar a atenção para as potencialidades, possibilidades e limitações das narrativas. Esses pontos remetem explicitamente a reflexões relacionadas a uma utilização flexível, tendo em vista particularidades dos contextos educacionais.

  10. [Electronic cigarettes - effects on health. Previous reports].

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    Napierała, Marta; Kulza, Maksymilian; Wachowiak, Anna; Jabłecka, Katarzyna; Florek, Ewa

    2014-01-01

    Currently very popular in the market of tobacco products have gained electronic cigarettes (ang. E-cigarettes). These products are considered to be potentially less harmful in compared to traditional tobacco products. However, current reports indicate that the statements of the producers regarding to the composition of the e- liquids not always are sufficient, and consumers often do not have reliable information on the quality of the product used by them. This paper contain a review of previous reports on the composition of e-cigarettes and their impact on health. Most of the observed health effects was related to symptoms of the respiratory tract, mouth, throat, neurological complications and sensory organs. Particularly hazardous effects of the e-cigarettes were: pneumonia, congestive heart failure, confusion, convulsions, hypotension, aspiration pneumonia, face second-degree burns, blindness, chest pain and rapid heartbeat. In the literature there is no information relating to passive exposure by the aerosols released during e-cigarette smoking. Furthermore, the information regarding to the use of these products in the long term are not also available.

  11. Plant Proteinase Inhibitor BbCI Modulates Lung Inflammatory Responses and Mechanic and Remodeling Alterations Induced by Elastase in Mice

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    Full Text Available Background. Proteinases play a key role in emphysema. Bauhinia bauhinioides cruzipain inhibitor (BbCI is a serine-cysteine proteinase inhibitor. We evaluated BbCI treatment in elastase-induced pulmonary alterations. Methods.  C57BL/6 mice received intratracheal elastase (ELA group or saline (SAL group. One group of mice was treated with BbCI (days 1, 15, and 21 after elastase instillation, ELABC group. Controls received saline and BbCI (SALBC group. After 28 days, we evaluated respiratory mechanics, exhaled nitric oxide, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. In lung tissue we measured airspace enlargement, quantified neutrophils, TNFα-, MMP-9-, MMP-12-, TIMP-1-, iNOS-, and eNOS-positive cells, 8-iso-PGF2α, collagen, and elastic fibers in alveolar septa and airways. MUC-5-positive cells were quantified only in airways. Results. BbCI reduced elastase-induced changes in pulmonary mechanics, airspace enlargement and elastase-induced increases in total cells, and neutrophils in BALF. BbCI reduced macrophages and neutrophils positive cells in alveolar septa and neutrophils and TNFα-positive cells in airways. BbCI attenuated elastic and collagen fibers, MMP-9- and MMP-12-positive cells, and isoprostane and iNOS-positive cells in alveolar septa and airways. BbCI reduced MUC5ac-positive cells in airways. Conclusions. BbCI improved lung mechanics and reduced lung inflammation and airspace enlargement and increased oxidative stress levels induced by elastase. BbCI may have therapeutic potential in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  12. Przyczynek do postrzegania struktury współczesnego systemu rachunkowości

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    Irena Sobańska

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    Full Text Available Głównym celem artykułu jest objaśnienie procesu ewoluowania elementów systemu rachunkowości organizacji gospodarczej pod wpływem zmian zachodzących w różnicach informacji oczekiwanych przez odbiorców wewnętrznych i zewnętrznych. Dla zrealizowania tego celu przedstawiono zamęt regu- lacyjny w obszarze rachunkowości i jego skutki dla rozwoju systemów rachunkowości w praktyce w Polsce oraz przeanalizowano zmiany w potrzebach informacyjnych interesariuszy w kontekście wprowadzanych zmian w sprawozdaniach finansowych, zintegrowanych raportach biznesowych i zmian w stosowanych metodach rachunkowości zarządczej w organizacjach społecznie odpowiedzialnych. Następnie przedsta- wiona została autorska propozycja nowej struktury systemu rachunkowości odpowiadająca jego współczesnej funkcjonalności w warunkach obecnego poziomu rozwoju globalizacji, zmierzającego w kierun- ku zrównoważonej gospodarki oraz szereg wniosków ogólnych wynikających z przedstawionych rozwa- żań. W propozycji nowej struktury przyjęto, że system rachunkowości organizacji społecznie odpowie- dzialnej powinien być zbudowany z podsystemu rachunkowości biznesowej, emitującego zintegrowany raport biznesowy (sprawozdanie finansowe + raporty niefinansowe i wewnętrzne raporty dla zarządu oraz podsystemu rachunkowości podatkowej, emitującego informacje dla agend podatkowych. W opra- cowaniu artykułu zastosowano analizę treści i opinii autorów wybranych publikacji, metodę analizy dokumentów oraz wiedzę uzyskaną metodą obserwacji bezpośredniej i wyniki badań empirycznych innych autorów. The main goal of the article is to explain the process of evolution of the organization's accounting system elements as a result of changes taking place in information expected by internal and external users. To achieve this goal, regulatory uncertainties in the area of accounting and their consequences for the devel- opment of accounting systems in

  13. Rola otyłości w patogenezie chorób alergicznych

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    Anna Grad

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available W ostatnich latach wzrosła zachorowalność na astmę i inne choroby alergiczne. Jednocześnie obserwuje się zwiększenie liczby pacjentów z nadmierną masą ciała i podwyższoną wartością wskaźnika wagowo-wzrostowego (BMI. Wydaje się, że mimo odmiennego patomechanizmu astmy i otyłości istnieje wspólne ogniwo patogenetyczne rozwoju tych chorób. Bierze się pod uwagę rolę czynników środowiskowych, dietetycznych, genetycznych i infekcyjnych. Wyniki większości badań epidemiologicznych potwierdzają związek nadwagi i otyłości z ryzykiem wystąpienia astmy zarówno u osób dorosłych, jak i u dzieci. Podkreśla się rolę wysokiej urodzeniowej masy ciała i większych przyrostów masy ciała w pierwszym roku życia. Natomiast występowanie alergicznego nieżytu nosa i alergicznego zapalenia spojówek koreluje ujemnie z masą ciała. Nie obserwowano związku otyłości z częstością występowania atopowego zapalenia skóry. Tkanka tłuszczowa jako narząd endokrynny produkuje dużo różnych cytokin, hormonów, czynników wzrostu. Jest źródłem czynników prozapalnych, między innymi IL-6, TNF-a, TGF-b, leptyny, rezystyny. Leptyna jest produkowana przez adipocyty, jej stężenie koreluje z masą tkanki tłuszczowej, może ona intensyfikować zapalenie oraz odgrywać ważną rolę w rozwoju płuc. Podwyższone stężenie leptyny w surowicy jest uważane za czynnik prognostyczny rozwoju astmy. Adiponektyna ma właściwości przeciwzapalne, jej stężenie maleje w otyłości i koreluje ujemnie ze wskaź- nikiem BMI. W rozwoju astmy u osób otyłych biorą również udział rezystyna, eotaksyna, białko aP2 oraz żeńskie hormony płciowe. Rola czynników genetycznych nie jest do końca poznana. Dotychczas wyodrębniono 4 regiony chromosomalne związane ze zwiększoną podatnością na zachorowanie na astmę i otyłość. Efekt ochronny mają czynniki dietetyczne, takie jak antyoksydanty i mikroelementy. Otyłość pogarsza

  14. Rola otyłości w patogenezie chorób alergicznych

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    Anna Grad

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available W ostatnich latach wzrosła zachorowalność na astmę i inne choroby alergiczne. Jednocześnie obserwuje się zwiększenie liczby pacjentów z nadmierną masą ciała i podwyższoną wartością wskaźnika wagowo-wzrostowego (BMI. Wydaje się, że mimo odmiennego patomechanizmu astmy i otyłości istnieje wspólne ogniwo patogenetyczne rozwoju tych chorób. Bierze się pod uwagę rolę czynników środowiskowych, dietetycznych, genetycznych i infekcyjnych. Wyniki większości badań epidemiologicznych potwierdzają związek nadwagi i otyłości z ryzykiem wystąpienia astmy zarówno u osób dorosłych, jak i u dzieci. Podkreśla się rolę wysokiej urodzeniowej masy ciała i większych przyrostów masy ciała w pierwszym roku życia. Natomiast występowanie alergicznego nieżytu nosa i alergicznego zapalenia spojówek koreluje ujemnie z masą ciała. Nie obserwowano związku otyłości z częstością występowania atopowego zapalenia skóry. Tkanka tłuszczowa jako narząd endokrynny produkuje dużo różnych cytokin, hormonów, czynników wzrostu. Jest źródłem czynników prozapalnych, między innymi IL-6, TNF-a, TGF-b, leptyny, rezystyny. Leptyna jest produkowana przez adipocyty, jej stężenie koreluje z masą tkanki tłuszczowej, może ona intensyfikować zapalenie oraz odgrywać ważną rolę w rozwoju płuc. Podwyższone stężenie leptyny w surowicy jest uważane za czynnik prognostyczny rozwoju astmy. Adiponektyna ma właściwości przeciwzapalne, jej stężenie maleje w otyłości i koreluje ujemnie ze wskaź- nikiem BMI. W rozwoju astmy u osób otyłych biorą również udział rezystyna, eotaksyna, białko aP2 oraz żeń- skie hormony płciowe. Rola czynników genetycznych nie jest do końca poznana. Dotychczas wyodrębniono 4 regiony chromosomalne związane ze zwiększoną podatnością na zachorowanie na astmę i otyłość. Efekt ochronny mają czynniki dietetyczne, takie jak antyoksydanty i mikroelementy. Otyłość pogarsza

  15. O Museu de Ciência: espaço da história da ciência The Science Museum: a place of history of science

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    Maria Esther Alvarez Valente

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta uma reflexão sobre o Museu de Ciência a partir de sua dimensão educativa. O que está em discussão é a abordagem sobre os temas científicos e a exploração dos objetos museológicos apresentados no sentido de facilitar o entendimento público da Ciência. Principalmente a partir da segunda metada do século XX, a comunicação nestes espaços, voltada para o público leigo, opta por estratégias que priorizam, quase exclusivamente, a apresentação de fenômenos científicos, construindo desta maneira saberes a-históricos. Com base na perspectiva da História da Ciência o esforço, hoje, é o de ampliar a interpretação dos temas e objetos, revelando a intangibilidade ligada a eles, e que compreendem o ato de criação científico, os processos de conhecimento da ciência e sua relação com o homem e a sociedade. Trata-se de uma abordagem que auxilia os indivíduos a dar significado aos conteúdos científicos.The article is bringsa reflection on the science museum focusinged on its educational dimension. The discussion is about the approach of the interpretation ofn scientific themes and objects, both presented in the museum's exhibitions, in order to promote the public's understanding of science. Starting mainly in the second half of the twentieth century, communication occurred in Science Museums and more precisely in Science Centres, with presentations focused, exclusively on the scientific phenomena. What results is a knowledge without historical foundations. Instead we propose another approach based on the history of science perspective. It opens up the interpretation ofn the intangible aspectsside of the objects as well asand the cold information. It emphasisesis the act of scientificce creation, the process of science knowledge and its relationship with man and society. The new approach will help people give significance to the scientific contents.

  16. Evaluation of a rapid dipstick (Crystal VC for the diagnosis of cholera in Zanzibar and a comparison with previous studies.

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    Benedikt Ley

    Full Text Available The gold standard for the diagnosis of cholera is stool culture, but this requires laboratory facilities and takes at least 24 hours. A rapid diagnostic test (RDT that can be used by minimally trained staff at treatment centers could potentially improve the reporting and management of cholera outbreaks.We evaluated the Crystal VC™ RDT under field conditions in Zanzibar in 2009. Patients presenting to treatment centers with watery diarrhea provided a stool sample for rapid diagnostic testing. Results were compared to stool culture performed in a reference laboratory. We assessed the overall performance of the RDT and evaluated whether previous intake of antibiotics, intravenous fluids, location of testing, and skill level of the technician affected the RDT results.We included stool samples from 624 patients. Compared to culture, the overall sensitivity of the RDT was 93.1% (95%CI: 88.7 to 96.2%, specificity was 49.2% (95%CI: 44.3 to 54.1%, the positive predictive value was 47.0% (95%CI: 42.1 to 52.0% and the negative predictive value was 93.6% (95%CI: 89.6 to 96.5%. The overall false positivity rate was 50.8% (213/419; fieldworkers frequently misread very faint test lines as positive.The observed sensitivity of the Crystal VC RDT evaluated was similar compared to earlier versions, while specificity was poorer. The current version of the RDT could potentially be used as a screening tool in the field. Because of the high proportion of false positive results when field workers test stool specimens, positive results will need to be confirmed with stool culture.

  17. FUNKCJA SUM HARMONICZNYCH W SKRÓCONEJ PROCEDURZE OZNACZANIA ZESPOLONEGO MODUŁU SZTYWNOŚCI MMA

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    Andrzej POŻARYCKI

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available W standardowej procedurze oznaczania sztywności mieszanek mineralno-asfalto-wych w funkcji częstotliwości obciążenia, powszechnie stosuje się metodę badań próbek obciążonych serią funkcji sinusoidalnych. W zależności od przyjętego wachlarza deklarowanych przez laboranta częstotliwości, procedura z serią badań stanowi procedurę inwazyjną, zwiększając jednocześnie prawdopodobieństwo wystąpienia zjawisk zmęczeniowych w badanych próbkach podczas realizowania testu. W pracy, w miejsce powszechnie stosowanej procedury zaproponowano obciążenie w formie funkcji utworzonej jako sumy funkcji harmonicznych. Na podstawie analizy wyników badań sztywności próbki belkowej wykazano, że proponowane podejście wyraźnie skraca czas procedury oznaczania zespolonego modułu sztywności, a różnice między standardowym ujęciem a tym proponowanym w pracy są w przeważającej większości mniejsze niż 2 %.

  18. Correlates of previous couples’ HIV counseling and testing uptake among married individuals in three HIV prevalence strata in Rakai, Uganda

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    Full Text Available Background: Studies show that uptake of couples’ HIV counseling and testing (couples’ HCT can be affected by individual, relationship, and socioeconomic factors. However, while couples’ HCT uptake can also be affected by background HIV prevalence and awareness of the existence of couples’ HCT services, this is yet to be documented. We explored the correlates of previous couples’ HCT uptake among married individuals in a rural Ugandan district with differing HIV prevalence levels. Design: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 2,135 married individuals resident in the three HIV prevalence strata (low HIV prevalence: 9.7–11.2%; middle HIV prevalence: 11.4–16.4%; and high HIV prevalence: 20.5–43% in Rakai district, southwestern Uganda, between November 2013 and February 2014. Data were collected on sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics, including previous receipt of couples’ HCT. HIV testing data were obtained from the Rakai Community Cohort Study. We conducted multivariable logistic regression analysis to identify correlates that are independently associated with previous receipt of couples’ HCT. Data analysis was conducted using STATA (statistical software, version 11.2. Results: Of the 2,135 married individuals enrolled, the majority (n=1,783, 83.5% had been married for five or more years while (n=1,460, 66% were in the first-order of marriage. Ever receipt of HCT was almost universal (n=2,020, 95%; of those ever tested, (n=846, 41.9% reported that they had ever received couples’ HCT. There was no significant difference in previous receipt of couples’ HCT between low (n=309, 43.9%, middle (n=295, 41.7%, and high (n=242, 39.7% HIV prevalence settings (p=0.61. Marital order was not significantly associated with previous receipt of couples’ HCT. However, marital duration [five or more years vis-à-vis 1–2 years: adjusted odds ratio (aOR: 1.06; 95% confidence interval (95% CI: 1.04–1.08] and

  19. Previous Experience a Model of Practice UNAE

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    Ormary Barberi Ruiz

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    Full Text Available The statements presented in this article represents a preliminary version of the proposed model of pre-professional practices (PPP of the National University of Education (UNAE of Ecuador, an urgent institutional necessity is revealed in the descriptive analyzes conducted from technical support - administrative (reports, interviews, testimonials, pedagogical foundations of UNAE (curricular directionality, transverse axes in practice, career plan, approach and diagnostic examination as subject nature of the pre professional practice and the demand of socio educational contexts where the practices have been emerging to resize them. By relating these elements allowed conceiving the modeling of the processes of the pre-professional practices for the development of professional skills of future teachers through four components: contextual projective, implementation (tutoring, accompaniment (teaching couple and monitoring (meetings at the beginning, during and end of practice. The initial training of teachers is inherent to teaching (academic and professional training, research and links with the community, these are fundamental pillars of Ecuadorian higher education.

  20. SAFEGUARDS ENVELOPE: PREVIOUS WORK AND EXAMPLES

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    Metcalf, Richard; Bevill, Aaron; Charlton, William; Bean, Robert

    2008-01-01

    The future expansion of nuclear power will require not just electricity production but fuel cycle facilities such as fuel fabrication and reprocessing plants. As large reprocessing facilities are built in various states, they must be built and operated in a manner to minimize the risk of nuclear proliferation. Process monitoring has returned to the spotlight as an added measure that can increase confidence in the safeguards of special nuclear material (SNM). Process monitoring can be demonstrated to lengthen the allowable inventory period by reducing accountancy requirements, and to reduce the false positive indications. The next logical step is the creation of a Safeguards Envelope, a set of operational parameters and models to maximize anomaly detection and inventory period by process monitoring while minimizing operator impact and false positive rates. A brief example of a rudimentary Safeguards Envelope is presented, and shown to detect synthetic diversions overlaying a measured processing plant data set. This demonstration Safeguards Envelope is shown to increase the confidence that no SNM has been diverted with minimal operator impact, even though it is based on an information sparse environment. While the foundation on which a full Safeguards Envelope can be built has been presented in historical demonstrations of process monitoring, several requirements remain yet unfulfilled. Future work will require reprocessing plant transient models, inclusion of 'non-traditional' operating data, and exploration of new methods of identifying subtle events in transient processes

  1. Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Previously Shunted Children

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    Eva Brichtova

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV is a routine and safe procedure for therapy of obstructive hydrocephalus. The aim of our study is to evaluate ETV success rate in therapy of obstructive hydrocephalus in pediatric patients formerly treated by ventriculoperitoneal (V-P shunt implantation. From 2001 till 2011, ETV was performed in 42 patients with former V-P drainage implantation. In all patients, the obstruction in aqueduct or outflow parts of the fourth ventricle was proved by MRI. During the surgery, V-P shunt was clipped and ETV was performed. In case of favourable clinical state and MRI functional stoma, the V-P shunt has been removed 3 months after ETV. These patients with V-P shunt possible removing were evaluated as successful. In our group of 42 patients we were successful in 29 patients (69%. There were two serious complications (4.7%—one patient died 2.5 years and one patient died 1 year after surgery in consequence of delayed ETV failure. ETV is the method of choice in obstructive hydrocephalus even in patients with former V-P shunt implantation. In case of acute or scheduled V-P shunt surgical revision, MRI is feasible, and if ventricular system obstruction is diagnosed, the hydrocephalus may be solved endoscopically.

  2. Jenkins-CI, an Open-Source Continuous Integration System, as a Scientific Data and Image-Processing Platform

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    Moutsatsos, Ioannis K.; Hossain, Imtiaz; Agarinis, Claudia; Harbinski, Fred; Abraham, Yann; Dobler, Luc; Zhang, Xian; Wilson, Christopher J.; Jenkins, Jeremy L.; Holway, Nicholas; Tallarico, John; Parker, Christian N.

    2016-01-01

    High-throughput screening generates large volumes of heterogeneous data that require a diverse set of computational tools for management, processing, and analysis. Building integrated, scalable, and robust computational workflows for such applications is challenging but highly valuable. Scientific data integration and pipelining facilitate standardized data processing, collaboration, and reuse of best practices. We describe how Jenkins-CI, an “off-the-shelf,” open-source, continuous integration system, is used to build pipelines for processing images and associated data from high-content screening (HCS). Jenkins-CI provides numerous plugins for standard compute tasks, and its design allows the quick integration of external scientific applications. Using Jenkins-CI, we integrated CellProfiler, an open-source image-processing platform, with various HCS utilities and a high-performance Linux cluster. The platform is web-accessible, facilitates access and sharing of high-performance compute resources, and automates previously cumbersome data and image-processing tasks. Imaging pipelines developed using the desktop CellProfiler client can be managed and shared through a centralized Jenkins-CI repository. Pipelines and managed data are annotated to facilitate collaboration and reuse. Limitations with Jenkins-CI (primarily around the user interface) were addressed through the selection of helper plugins from the Jenkins-CI community. PMID:27899692

  3. Jenkins-CI, an Open-Source Continuous Integration System, as a Scientific Data and Image-Processing Platform.

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    Moutsatsos, Ioannis K; Hossain, Imtiaz; Agarinis, Claudia; Harbinski, Fred; Abraham, Yann; Dobler, Luc; Zhang, Xian; Wilson, Christopher J; Jenkins, Jeremy L; Holway, Nicholas; Tallarico, John; Parker, Christian N

    2017-03-01

    High-throughput screening generates large volumes of heterogeneous data that require a diverse set of computational tools for management, processing, and analysis. Building integrated, scalable, and robust computational workflows for such applications is challenging but highly valuable. Scientific data integration and pipelining facilitate standardized data processing, collaboration, and reuse of best practices. We describe how Jenkins-CI, an "off-the-shelf," open-source, continuous integration system, is used to build pipelines for processing images and associated data from high-content screening (HCS). Jenkins-CI provides numerous plugins for standard compute tasks, and its design allows the quick integration of external scientific applications. Using Jenkins-CI, we integrated CellProfiler, an open-source image-processing platform, with various HCS utilities and a high-performance Linux cluster. The platform is web-accessible, facilitates access and sharing of high-performance compute resources, and automates previously cumbersome data and image-processing tasks. Imaging pipelines developed using the desktop CellProfiler client can be managed and shared through a centralized Jenkins-CI repository. Pipelines and managed data are annotated to facilitate collaboration and reuse. Limitations with Jenkins-CI (primarily around the user interface) were addressed through the selection of helper plugins from the Jenkins-CI community.

  4. Total hip arthroplasty after a previous pelvic osteotomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Shigemura, T; Yamamoto, Y; Murata, Y; Sato, T; Tsuchiya, R; Wada, Y

    2018-06-01

    There are several reports regarding total hip arthroplasty (THA) after a previous pelvic osteotomy (PO). However, to our knowledge, until now there has been no formal systematic review and meta-analysis published to summarize the clinical results of THA after a previous PO. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of results of THA after a previous PO. We focus on these questions as follows: does a previous PO affect the results of subsequent THA, such as clinical outcomes, operative time, operative blood loss, and radiological parameters. Using PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library, we searched for relevant original papers. The pooling of data was performed using RevMan software (version 5.3, Cochrane Collaboration, Oxford, UK). A p-value50%, significant heterogeneity was assumed and a random-effects model was applied for the meta-analysis. A fixed-effects model was applied in the absence of significant heterogeneity. Eleven studies were included in this meta-analysis. The pooled results indicated that there was no significant difference in postoperative Merle D'Aubigne-Postel score (I 2 =0%, SMD=-0.15, 95% CI: -0.36 to 0.06, p=0.17), postoperative Harris hip score (I 2 =60%, SMD=-0.23, 95% CI: -0.50 to 0.05, p=0.10), operative time (I 2 =86%, SMD=0.37, 95% CI: -0.09 to 0.82, p=0.11), operative blood loss (I 2 =82%, SMD=0.23, 95% CI: -0.17 to 0.63, p=0.25), and cup abduction angle (I 2 =43%, SMD=-0.08, 95% CI: -0.25 to 0.09, p=0.38) between THA with and without a previous PO. However, cup anteversion angle of THA with a previous PO was significantly smaller than that of without a previous PO (I 2 =77%, SMD=-0.63, 95% CI: -1.13 to -0.13, p=0.01). Systematic review and meta-analysis of results of THA after a previous PO was performed. A previous PO did not affect the results of subsequent THA, except for cup anteversion. Because of the low quality evidence currently available, high-quality randomized controlled trials are required

  5. Oxidation of SO2 by stabilized Criegee intermediate (sCI radicals as a crucial source for atmospheric sulfuric acid concentrations

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    M. Boy

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The effect of increased reaction rates of stabilized Criegee intermediates (sCIs with SO2 to produce sulfuric acid is investigated using data from two different locations, SMEAR II, Hyytiälä, Finland, and Hohenpeissenberg, Germany. Results from MALTE, a zero-dimensional model, show that using previous values for the rate coefficients of sCI + SO2, the model underestimates gas phase H2SO4 by up to a factor of two when compared to measurements. Using the rate coefficients recently calculated by Mauldin et al. (2012 increases sulfuric acid by 30–40%. Increasing the rate coefficient for formaldehyde oxide (CH2OO with SO2 according to the values recommended by Welz et al. (2012 increases the H2SO4 yield by 3–6%. Taken together, these increases lead to the conclusion that, depending on their concentrations, the reaction of stabilized Criegee intermediates with SO2 could contribute as much as 33–46% to atmospheric sulfuric acid gas phase concentrations at ground level. Using the SMEAR II data, results from SOSA, a one-dimensional model, show that the contribution from sCI reactions to sulfuric acid production is most important in the canopy, where the concentrations of organic compounds are the highest, but can have significant effects on sulfuric acid concentrations up to 100 m. The recent findings that the reaction of sCI + SO2 is much faster than previously thought together with these results show that the inclusion of this new oxidation mechanism could be crucial in regional as well as global models.

  6. Gefitinib Plus Interleukin-2 in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Previously Treated with Chemotherapy

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    Melissa Bersanelli

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The activation of lymphocytes by gefitinib treatment has been described. In this phase II pilot trial, we explored the possible synergism between IL-2 and gefitinib for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC treatment. From September, 2003, to November, 2006, 70 consecutive patients with advanced, progressive NSCLC, previously treated with chemotherapy, received oral gefitinib 250 mg daily. The first 39 patients received gefitinib alone (G group. The other 31 also received subcutaneous IL-2 (GIL-2 group: 1 MIU/m2 (Million International Unit/m2twice a day on Days 1 and 2, once a day on Days 3, 4, 5 every week for four consecutive weeks with a four-week rest period. Median follow-up was 25.2 months. Grade 3–4 toxicity of gefitinib was represented by skin rash (7%, asthenia/anorexia (6% and diarrhea (7%; patients treated with IL-2 showed grade 2–3 fever (46%, fatigue (21% and arthralgia (13%. In the GIL-2 group and G-group, we respectively observed: an overall response rate of 16.1% (6.4% complete response and 5.1% (only partial response; a disease control rate of 41.9% and 41%; a median time to progression of 3.5 (CI 95% = 3.2–3.8 and 4.1 (CI 95% = 2.6–5.7 months; a median overall survival of 20.1 (CI 95% = 5.1–35.1 and 6.9 (CI 95% = 4.9–8.9 months (p = 0.002; and an actuarial one-year survival rate of 54% and 30%. Skin toxicity (p < 0.001; HR = 0.29; CI 95% = 0.16–0.54 and use of IL-2 (p < 0.001; HR = 0.33; CI 95% = 0.18–0.60 were independently associated with improvement of survival. In this consecutive, non-randomized, series of advanced NSCLC patients, the use of IL-2 increased the efficacy of gefitinib.

  7. ANALIZA PRACY INSTALACJI FOTOWOLTAICZNEJ W ZALEŻNOŚCI OD ORIENTACJI GEOGRAFICZNEJ

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    Ewelina KRAWCZAK

    Full Text Available Rynek odnawialnych źródeł energii z każdym dniem coraz bardziej się rozwija. Zapotrzebowanie na energię elektryczną wzrasta, przy czym zasoby konwencjonalnych i zarazem nieodnawialnych źródeł energii (paliw kopalnych ulegają zubożeniu. Alternatywą dla nich są odnawialne źródła energii (OZE, których rezerwy uzupełniane są w naturalnych procesach ekosystemu, co stanowi o ich niewyczerpalności. Zmiany legislacyjne w Polsce dotyczące OZE spowodowały duże zainteresowanie małymi instalacjami fotowoltaicznymi w wyniku czego dotychczasowy konsument zmienia się w prosumenta energii elektrycznej. Rozwój rynku odnawialnych źródeł energii stawia przed projektantami ciągłe wyzwania, ponieważ projektowanie instalacji fotowoltaicznych o wysokiej wydajności dla istniejących budynków, przy uwzględnieniu występujących lokalnych warunków oraz architektury budowli, jest niezwykle trudne. Uzysk energetyczny systemu słonecznego zależy od wielu czynników, jednym z najważniejszych jest wartość nasłonecznienia zależna od lokalizacji (szerokości geograficznej, a także orientacja projektowanego systemu względem kierunku azymutu. Narzędziem wspomagającym i usprawniającym projektowanie instalacji PV (Photovoltaics jest oprogramowanie DDS-CAD, pozwalające przeprowadzić symulację uzysków energii elektrycznej. Wyniki otrzymanych symulacji umożliwiają w krótkim czasie porównanie wielu wirtualnych modeli instalacji pod kątem wydajności, a co za tym idzie wybranie najkorzystniejszego wariantu dla istniejącej orientacji geograficznej. W niniejszej pracy poddane zostały analizie rezultaty symulacji wirtualnych modeli instalacji fotowoltaicznych pod względem liczby generatorów fotowoltaicznych oraz wielkości uzysku energii elektrycznej przy założeniu wykorzystania całej powierzchni dachu oraz uwzględnieniu zmiany kąta usytuowania modułów PV względem okapu połaci dachowej i kierunku azymutu.

  8. Emission Characteristics of a CI Engine Running with a Range of Biodiesel Feedstocks

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    Belachew Tesfa

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    Full Text Available Currently, alternative fuels are being investigated in detail for application in compression ignition (CI engines resulting in exciting potential opportunities to increase energy security and reduce gas emissions. Biodiesel is one of the alternative fuels which is renewable and environmentally friendly and can be used in diesel engines with little or no modifications. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of biodiesel types and biodiesel fraction on the emission characteristics of a CI engine. The experimental work was carried out on a four-cylinder, four-stroke, direct injection (DI and turbocharged diesel engine by using biodiesel made from waste oil, rapeseed oil, corn oil and comparing them to normal diesel. The fuels used in the analyses are B10, B20, B50, B100 and neat diesel. The engine was operated over a range of engine speeds. Based on the measured parameters, detailed analyses were carried out on major regulated emissions such as NOx, CO, CO2, and THC. It has been seen that the biodiesel types (sources do not result in any significant differences in emissions. The results also clearly indicate that the engine running with biodiesel and blends have higher NOx emission by up to 20%. However, the emissions of the CI engine running on neat biodiesel (B100 were reduced by up to 15%, 40% and 30% for CO, CO2 and THC emissions respectively, as compared to diesel fuel at various operating conditions.

  9. Determination of drug, excipients and coating distribution in pharmaceutical tablets using NIR-CI

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    Anna Palou

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    Full Text Available The growing interest of the pharmaceutical industry in Near Infrared-Chemical Imaging (NIR-CI is a result of its high usefulness for quality control analyses of drugs throughout their production process (particularly of its non-destructive nature and expeditious data acquisition. In this work, the concentration and distribution of the major and minor components of pharmaceutical tablets are determined and the spatial distribution from the internal and external sides has been obtained. In addition, the same NIR-CI allowed the coating thickness and its surface distribution to be quantified. Images were processed to extract the target data and calibration models constructed using the Partial Least Squares (PLS algorithms. The concentrations of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API and excipients obtained for uncoated cores were essentially identical to the nominal values of the pharmaceutical formulation. But the predictive ability of the calibration models applied to the coated tablets decreased as the coating thickness increased. Keywords: Near infrared Chemical Imaging (NIR-CI, Hyperspectral imaging, Component distribution, Tablet coating distribution, Partial Least Squares (PLS regression

  10. sobre la calidad del agua de la ciénaga

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    Diego Alejandro Chalarca Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el municipio de Ayapel, departamento de Córdoba, se realizaron cuatro muestreos de campo con el fin de obtener información representativa de las variaciones horarias del agua residual del municipio como también de la calidad del agua en la zona de influencia de éstas en la ciénaga de Ayapel. En el sector donde se presentan las principales descargas del alcantarillado se determinaron las variables fisicoquímicas y microbiológicas del agua residual doméstica y de la ciénaga. Ello con el fin de determinar el posible impacto de las aguas residuales domésticas sobre la calidad del agua de un sector de la ciénaga de Ayapel.Los resultados del estudio permiten afirmar que existe un impacto de las aguas residuales sobre el complejo cenagoso, sin embargo estas descargas afectan principalmente la calidad ambiental de los sitios aledaños al casco urbano del municipio de Ayapel, principalmente en las épocas de aguas bajas incluyendo la zona pelágica del sector E0.

  11. Georg Cantor i idea jedności nauki

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    Jerzy Dadaczyński

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available G. Cantor presented - in an unpublished paper (1884 - a vision of the unity of science. He argued all sciences can be reduced directly to the set theory. A source of this idea was for Cantor the unity of mathematics (on the basis of set theory. Cantor represented thesis about the unity of science irrespective of the representatives of positivism (E. Mach.

  12. Rola zabawy w redukcji poczucia niepewności

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    Adriana Schetz

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    Full Text Available Cognitive, social and physical benefits of playing in development of children and youth are commonly known. In this paper I propose to consider an idea that playing is one of the best ways to achieve reduction of the level of uncertainty. I try to, as well, show how dual processing theory of information and action explains this kind of dependence.

  13. Rytų baltų CiR tipo veiksmažodžiai

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    Dalia Pakalniškienė

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available EASTERN BALTIC CiR TYPE VERBSSummaryThis article analyzes CiR type verbs in the Eastern Baltic languages and attempts to explain their origin and evolution. The criterion for inclusion as a subject for investigation – the root structure – allows for the discovery of general patterns in the history of verbs of the given structural type and the development of these verbs in the separate Baltic languages, and can provide a better definition of archaic features and innovations, because the root structure is closely related to the morphological structure and categorial semantics (especially in the Lithuanian language.According to various sources, there are approximately 30 CiR type verbs common to the Eastern Baltic languages (there are more in the Lithuanian language.In regard to morphological structure these are rather varied: a-stem, ia-stem, infix and sta-stem (the morphological structure also depends on the root final element: Cin are a-stem, Cir, Cil ia-stem or sto-stem, Cim are sta-stem.l. The largest group consists of infix and sta-stem verbs (15.1.1. The majority of these form diathetic pairs with ia-stem verbs (10. The categorial semantics of infix and sta-stem verbs – the mutative meaning – is opposed to the causative meaning of ia-stem verbs, e.g. Lith. bẽria / bỹra : Latv. ber̦u / bir̃stu. This opposition has not been documented in the Old Prussian language.1.2. Several of the verbs preserve Indo-European roots (5, but differ in morphological structure, these being infix and sta-stems or crossovers from a-stems, e.g.: Lith. mìršta : Latv. mir̃stu, Lith. gìmsta // gẽma : Latv. dzìmstu // dzemu.2. Only half as many ia-stem CiR type verbs have been discovered (7, e.g. Lith. skìria – skýrė : Latv. šķir̦u – šķîru.3. Eight Eastern Baltic a-stem verbs have CiR type roots.3.1. Mostly a-stem verbs with quantitative vowel changes were identified (6. In the Latvian language the preterite may occur without

  14. Identification of two CiGADs from Caragana intermedia and their transcriptional responses to abiotic stresses and exogenous abscisic acid.

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    Ji, Jing; Zheng, Lingyu; Yue, Jianyun; Yao, Xiamei; Chang, Ermei; Xie, Tiantian; Deng, Nan; Chen, Lanzhen; Huang, Yuwen; Jiang, Zeping; Shi, Shengqing

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    Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), as a key enzyme in the γ -aminobutyric acid (GABA) shunt, catalyzes the decarboxylation of L-glutamate to form GABA. This pathway has attracted much interest because of its roles in carbon and nitrogen metabolism, stress responses, and signaling in higher plants. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize genes encoding GADs from Caragana intermedia , an important nitrogen-fixing leguminous shrub. Two full-length cDNAs encoding GADs (designated as CiGAD1 and CiGAD2 ) were isolated and characterized. Multiple alignment and phylogenetic analyses were conducted to evaluate their structures and identities to each other and to homologs in other plants. Tissue expression analyses were conducted to evaluate their transcriptional responses to stress (NaCl, ZnSO 4 , CdCl 2 , high/low temperature, and dehydration) and exogenous abscisic acid. The CiGAD s contained the conserved PLP domain and calmodulin (CaM)-binding domain in the C-terminal region. The phylogenetic analysis showed that they were more closely related to the GADs of soybean, another legume, than to GADs of other model plants. According to Southern blotting analysis, CiGAD1 had one copy and CiGAD2 -related genes were present as two copies in C. intermedia . In the tissue expression analyses, there were much higher transcript levels of CiGAD2 than CiGAD1 in bark, suggesting that CiGAD2 might play a role in secondary growth of woody plants. Several stress treatments (NaCl, ZnSO 4 , CdCl 2 , high/low temperature, and dehydration) significantly increased the transcript levels of both CiGAD s, except for CiGAD2 under Cd stress. The CiGAD1 transcript levels strongly increased in response to Zn stress (74.3-fold increase in roots) and heat stress (218.1-fold increase in leaves). The transcript levels of both CiGAD s significantly increased as GABA accumulated during a 24-h salt treatment. Abscisic acid was involved in regulating the expression of these two CiGAD s under salt

  15. A ciência nas utopias de Campanella, Bacon, Comenius, e Glanvill

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    Bernardo Jefferson de Oliveira

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa comparativamente o papel que a ciência e a técnica ocupam nas sociedades descritas em A cidade do Sol de Tommasio Campanella, a Nova Atlântida de Francis Bacon, Panorthosia de Jan Amós Comenius e o Complemento à Nova Atlântida de Joseph Glanvill.This article evaluates the role that science and technology plays in the societies described by early modern utopias, making a comparative analysis of Tommasio Campanella's City of Sun, Francis Bacon's New Atlantis, Jan Amós Comenius' Panorthosia, and Joseph Glanvill's The summe of my lord Bacon's New Atlantis.

  16. Pluralismo metodológico no ensino de ciências Methodological pluralism in science teaching

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    Carlos Eduardo Laburú

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Inspirados numa leitura epistemológica feyerabendiana, este trabalho sugere uma abordagem metodológica pluralista para o ensino das ciências. Defendemos que esse estratagema didático seja potencialmente mais eficaz para a aprendizagem, na medida em que procura dar conta do espectro de questões que se apresentam na sala de aula.Inspired by an epistemological reading of Feyerabend, this paper proposes a pluralist methodological approach to science teaching. We propose that this didactic strategy is potentially more effective in the learning process because it tries to account for the spectrum of questions that are presented in the classroom.

  17. Ciénaga (Magdalena, una región administrativa o municipio de enclave

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    Luis Humberto Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El análisis sobre las regiones de enclave, el caso del municipio de Ciénaga, en el Magdalena, nos permitió concluir que su proceso de modernización estuvo determinado por la presencia de la empresa multinacional bananera United Fruit Company. La multinacional bananera fue la que introdujo en la región el trabajo asalariado moderno, dislocando las formas serviles y premodernas existentes. Al atraer la mano de obra servil regional, que utilizaban las haciendas ganaderas, y convertirla en mano de obra asalariada, fundamentó sus procesos socioeconómicos y político administrativo modernos.

  18. Kriegsbeute-Ausstellung Posen 1917. Propagandowa wystawa dla szerokiej publiczności

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    Jakub Skutecki

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    Full Text Available W zbiorach ikonograficznych Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Poznaniu znajduje się seria widokówek dokumentujących zorganizowaną w 1917 roku Wystawę Zdobyczy Wojennych (Kriegsbeute-Ausstellung Posen 1917, jedną z serii propagandowych ekspozycji prezentujących sukcesy armii niemieckich na wszystkich frontach wielkiej wojny. W czasie trwania wystawy w pobliżu belgijskiego Passchendaele toczyła się jedna z najkrwawszych bitew, a w Poznaniu – codzienne życie w wojennej rzeczywistości.

  19. CI therapy is beneficial to patients which chronic low-functioning hemiparesis after stroke

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    Annette eSterr

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available CI therapy is effective in patients with relatively good levels of residual arm function but its applicability to patients with low functioning hemiparesis is not entirely clear. In the present study we examined the feasibility and efficacy of the CI therapy concept in patients with very limited upper arm function prior to treatment, and further tested how the length of daily shaping training and constraining the good arm affects treatment outcome. In a baseline-controlled design, 65 chronic patients were treated with 2 weeks of modified CI therapy. Patients were randomly allocated to four treatment groups receiving 90 or 180 minutes of daily shaping training applied with or without constraint respectively. Outcome was measured through the Reliable Change Index, which was calculated for parameters of motor function, health and psychological wellbeing. Follow-up data were collected at 6 and 12 months. Two analyses were conducted, a whole-group analysis across all 65 participants and a subgroup analysis contrasting the four treatment variants.The whole-group analysis showed a significant treatment effect, which was largely sustained after one year. The subgroup analysis revealed a mixed picture: while improvements against the baseline period were observed in all four subgroups, 180 minutes of daily shaping training coupled with the constraint yielded better outcome on the MAL but not the WMFT, while for 90 minutes of training the level of improvement was similar for those who wore the constraint and those who did not. Together these results suggest that, at least in those patients available for follow up measures, modified CI therapy induces sustained improvements in motor function in patients with chronic low-functioning hemiparesis. The absence of clear differences between the four treatment variants points to a complex relationship between the length of daily shaping training and the constraint in this patient group which is likely to be

  20. Time course of auditory streaming: Do CI users differ from normal-hearing listeners?

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    Martin eBöckmann-Barthel

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In a complex acoustical environment with multiple sound sources the auditory system uses streaming as a tool to organize the incoming sounds in one or more streams depending on the stimulus parameters. Streaming is commonly studied by alternating sequences of signals. These are often tones with different frequencies. The present study investigates stream segregation in cochlear implant (CI users, where hearing is restored by electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. CI users listened to 30-s long sequences of alternating A and B harmonic complexes at four different fundamental frequency separations, ranging from 2 to 14 semitones. They had to indicate as promptly as possible after sequence onset, if they perceived one stream or two streams and, in addition, any changes of the percept throughout the rest of the sequence. The conventional view is that the initial percept is always that of a single stream which may after some time change to a percept of two streams. This general build-up hypothesis has recently been challenged on the basis of a new analysis of data of normal-hearing listeners which showed a build-up response only for an intermediate frequency separation. Using the same experimental paradigm and analysis, the present study found that the results of CI users agree with those of the normal-hearing listeners: (i the probability of the first decision to be a one-stream percept decreased and that of a two-stream percept increased as Δf increased, and (ii a build-up was only found for 6 semitones. Only the time elapsed before the listeners made their first decision of the percept was prolonged as compared to normal-hearing listeners. The similarity in the data of the CI user and the normal-hearing listeners indicates that the quality of stream formation is similar in these groups of listeners.

  1. Klozapina: między skutecznością a bezpieczeństwem

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    Tomasz Sobów

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Klozapina, choć uważana za bardzo skuteczny lek przeciwpsychotyczny, jest stosowana rzadziej, niż wynikałoby z przesłanek klinicznych wspierających jej stosowanie. Co najmniej 1/3 chorych ze schizofrenią spełnia kliniczne kryteria lekooporności, charakteryzuje się wysokim ryzykiem samobójstwa lub reaguje nasilonymi objawami pozapiramidowymi na inne leki przeciwpsychotyczne. Możliwym powodem relatywnie rzadkiego sięgania po klozapinę w praktyce klinicznej jest postrzeganie leku jako obarczonego poważnymi objawami niepożądanymi. Agranulocytoza i inne dyskrazje krwi są dobrze znane, a zasady prewencji – uporządkowane zaleceniami. O innych objawach niepożądanych, również tych potencjalnie niebezpiecznych (kardiomiopatia, zapalenia mięśnia sercowego, niedrożność jelit czy drgawki wiadomo mniej. Ryzyko wystąpienia groźnych powikłań kuracji klozapiną można jednak zminimalizować, a same powikłania – wykrywać i leczyć, pod warunkiem zachowania czujności diagnostycznej. Świadomość ryzyka i korzyści związanych ze stosowaniem klozapiny to warunek konieczny skutecznego i bezpiecznego użycia tego leku oraz pełnego wykorzystania jego niezwykłych właściwości.

  2. Między pamięcią a zapomnieniem Shoah. Problem estetycznej neutralizacji przeszłości w myśleniu historycznym Saula Friedländera

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    Full Text Available W tekstach Saula Friedländera problem indywidualnej pamięci Shoahstanowił jedną z głównych granic dla dyskursu. Punktem krytycznym jego refleksji nad pamięcią stała się kwestia społecznego myślenia zbawczego, które stanowiło reakcję obronną wobec katastrofy. Fenomen ten ujawnił się szczególnie wyraźnie w publicznej formie pamięci, która z jednej strony domagała się prostoty i jasnej interpretacji, jako że jej zadaniem było oswojenie niekoherencji, wyeliminowanie bólu oraz rozbudzenie nadziei u współczesnych; z drugiej strony indywidualna pamięć głęboka ocalałych – nie znająca zasad – nie godziła się na formę pamięci publicznej, mimo że nie była w stanie jej się oprzeć. Według Friedländera ekspansja pamięci publicznej i zanikanie pamięci indywidualnej sprawia, iż "pamięć Shoah prawdopodobnie nie ucieknie przed całkowitą rytualizacją"1. W swoich rozważaniach częstokroć zwracał on uwagę na to, że sztuka nie może przeciwdziałać oswajaniu grozy, ponieważ musi wyrażać indywidualną pamięć przeszłości w pewnych prostych formach. Oprócz tego problematyczny stał się fakt, że same kategorie sztuki po Holokauście zostały zawładnięte przez przemysł kulturowy i politykę, przez co problem pamięci stał się środkiem przetargowym dla innych celów. Nawiązując za Friedländerem do aktualnego impasu wobec różnych oswajających mechanizmów pamięci, spróbuję poddać pod rozwagę kwestię granic i możliwości w tworzeniu estetycznego pomostu między teraźniejszością a przeszłością.

  3. Para uma pedagogia da imagem nas Ciências Sociais

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    Edeval Silveira

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to introduce a discussion about the possibility of using image as a praxis, which is based on a pictorial pedagogical purpose. The educational video class, as being the means of education and having as its main point the use of the movies, puts in evidence the triad image teacher and learner within a common context that uses this means as a way of a virtual teaching-learning proposition, through an alternative contemporary language.

  4. Ludwik Silberstein o przyczynowości w przyrodzie

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    Piotr Flin

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present the opinions of Ludwik Silberstein (1872-1948 on the question of causality in the scientific investigations. The discussion is based on the examples taken from physics and astronomy. Silberstein is convinced that the principle of causality is an important heuristic law, a different kind of law of nature (as, for example, Kepler’s laws or Ohm’s law.

  5. Thomas Kuhn e a nova historiografia da ciência

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    Bernardo Jefferson de Oliveira

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This article tries to show the Thomas Kuhn's critics to some conceptions of the contemporary historiography of science that became radical many of the positions formulated initially by Kuhn himself. It is still intended to show that the new orientation of Kuhn, starting from his critic to his successors, approaches him more of his initial influences, especially, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Ludwik Fleck.

  6. El museo virtual de los misteriosos Stećci

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    Víctor Manuel López-Menchero Bendicho

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    Full Text Available Los museos virtuales online parecen consolidarse como excelentes plataformas de difusión del patrimonio cultural, especialmente en países con pocos recursos o con dificultades para asumir la conservacion y difusión de su patrimonio. El museo virtual de los Stecci, desarrollado por la Universidad de Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina, es un claro ejemplo de cómo las nuevas tecnologías pueden contribuir a valorizar el patrimonio cultural.

  7. Ciências Humanas e Sociais: ciências moles? A propósito do trabalho científico nesta contemporaneidade

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    Maria Adélia Aparecida de Souza

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio busca atender uma velha e interminável discussão sobre uma questão que longe de ser científica é, sobretudo, política, qual seja a classificação das ciências. A Geografia tem oscilado nessas classificações: ora é uma ciência humana, social, ora é uma ciência da natureza. Este estímulo é o motivo principal da realização deste ensaio que, inspirado em uma interessante reflexão de Abraham Moles, prêmio Nobel de Matemática, quando sugere que reflitamos com seriedade científica e acadêmica sobre esse debate. Esse autor propõe corajosamente que as ciências humanas sejam elas sim consideradas “ciências duras”. Aqui é defendida a tese de que, dadas as características e dinâmicas do mundo do presente, as classificações carecem de um processo de discussão condizente com a essência do mundo de hoje, que reverte por vezes o conhecimento pré-estabelecido. Sugere-se, por exemplo, nesta perspectiva, que o espaço geográfico, por ser uma instância social, tal como a economia, a política e a cultura, seja considerado uma categoria social de análise e não um palco de realização da vida, como tem sido considerado pela geografia descritiva, completamente ultrapassada pela velocidade do mundo e pelos sistemas técnicos disponíveis. Resumé SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES: SCIENCES "MOLLES"? A PROPOS DU TRAVAIL SCIENTIFIQUE DANS LA CONTEMRAINETÉ Ce teste cherche à participer d´une interminable discussion sur question du classement des sciences. Catte discussion, loin d'être scientifique ou académique est uni discussion politique. Une source d'inspiration de cette reflexion a été I'oeuvre de Abraham Moles, Prix Nobel de Mathématique. Eant la Géographie une science que parfois est classée comme science de la nature, parfois comme science humaine et sociale. Catte discussion a inspirée aussi cet article. II attire I' ATTENTION SUR LA necessité, pour cette de prendre en consideration les

  8. Estudos cognitivos em ciência da informaçãoCognitive studies in information science

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    Full Text Available The study of the influences from Cognitive Sciences in the information Science. The Information Science has as objects of study the very basic concepts of information and knowledge. Since such concepts have an inherently trans-disciplinary character, the Information Science has been largely influenced by many disciplines, particularly the Cognitive Science. Regardless of this, it is observed that such concepts have not been properly discussed within the Information Science. To deal with this concern, it has been structured in the Escola de Ciência da Informação (ECI of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG, a research group denoted “Cognitive Studies in Information Science”. This work aims to discuss the relationships between the Information Science and the Cognitive Science. In order to achieve this purpose, one formerly presents the major approaches within the Cognitive Science, contextualizing their aspects that mostly influence the Information Science, and then one discuss some perspectives for the future relationship of these two disciplines.O estudo da influência das Ciências Cognitivas na Ciência da Informação. A Ciência da Informação, que tem como objetos de estudo a informação e o conhecimento, discute-os sob vários pontos de vista, sendo um deles, o cognitivo. Observa-se que os conceitos não têm sido adequadamente discutidos à luz das Ciências Cognitivas, apesar da Ciência da Informação sofrer muitas influências daquela disciplina. Em função dessas questões, estruturou-se, na Escola de Ciência da Informação–ECI da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais-UFMG, o Grupo de Pesquisa “Estudos Cognitivos em Ciência da Informação” – GECCI. Neste trabalho, marco inicial das discussões do grupo, tem-se o objetivo de discutir as relações da Ciência da Informação com as Ciências Cognitivas. Para melhor compreensão desse relacionamento, serão apresentadas as principais vertentes das ci

  9. Analysis of factors affecting the outcome of Graves disease patients treated with two regimens of fixed Iodine-131 doses (10 mCi and 15 mCi)

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    Machado, Ana C.B.; Santos, Roberto B.; Chaves, Fatima R.; Romaldini, Joao H.; Ward, Laura S.

    2005-01-01

    Full text: The use of fixed doses of radioiodine ( 131 I) simplifies the approach to treatment for Graves' disease (GD) patients with potential cost savings. In order to evaluate factors that may affect the outcome of 2 different regimens of 131 I, we prospectively examined 128 patients with overt thyrotoxicosis from GD, as confirmed by suppressed serum TSH, presence of TRAb, increased serum T 3 and FT 4 values. Group 1 comprised 76 patients who received a fixed dose of 10 mCi and Group 2=52 patients who received a fixed dose of 15 mCi. 36 patients did not use any antithyroid drugs and 92 patients used methimazole that was withdrawn at least 5 days before radioiodine administration. Antithyroid drugs treatment was restarted at least 7 days following 131 I therapy when needed. Baseline serum TSH and FT 4 levels were measured at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months after treatment. The groups were similar concerning age, gender, smoke, eye disease, goiter size, serum T 3 , FT 4 , TRAb, anti-Tg and anti-TPO levels as well as 24-hour 131 I or Tec-uptake values and thyroid scan. Clinical outcome was evaluated at the end of 1-year follow-up and cure of hyperthyroidism was defined as clinical and laboratory evidence of either euthyroidism or hypothyroidism in the absence of antithyroid drugs. The cure rate obtained was similar in groups 1 and 2: 73.7% and 80.8%, respectively (p=0.35). Hypothyroidism was diagnosed in 56.5% and 71.15% of the patients from groups 1 and 2, respectively (p=0.13). There was no correlation between clinical features, thyroid uptake, antibodies, serum hormones and outcome. However, logistic regression analysis demonstrated that patients with larger thyroids (weight >60 g) that, consequently, received a lower dose of radioiodine in MBq/g, had 2.4 times less chance to cure (95% Cl=1.18-4.96). The use of fixed doses of radioiodine ( 131 I) simplifies the approach to treatment for Graves' disease (GD) patients with potential cost savings. In order to evaluate

  10. Evaluation of radioiodine therapy with fixed doses of 10 and 15 mCi in patients with Graves disease; Avaliacao da radioiodoterapia com doses fixas de 10 e 15 mCi em pacientes com doenca de Graves

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    The treatment options for the hyperthyroidism of Graves' disease are antithyroid drugs, surgery and radioiodine, none of which is considered ideal, as they do not act directly on the etiopathogenesis of the disease. Radioiodine has been increasingly used as the treatment of choice because it is a safe and definitive therapy whose administration is very easy. Some authors prefer to administer higher doses in order to deliberately induce hypothyroidism, while others recommend lower doses that result in a lower incidence of hypothyroidism and a greater incidence of euthyroidism. There is no consensus for the optimal regimen of fixed doses to be used and this is the main focus of the present study, where doses of 10 and 15 mCi of {sup 131}I were compared. Among the 164 patients analyzed, 61 (37.2%) were submitted to 10 mCi and 103 (62.8%) to 15 mCi. In the longitudinal analysis it was observed that remission of the hyperthyroidism was statistically different in the sixth month (p < 0.001), being higher in the group that used the dose of 15 mCi, but similar in both groups at 12 and 24 months. It may be concluded that the administration of fixed doses of 10 and 15 mCi of {sup 131}I brought about a similar remission of the hyperthyroidism after 12 months of treatment. Moreover, the remission rate of the hyperthyroidism had no association with age, sex or previous therapy with antithyroid drugs. (author)

  11. Aktywność fizyczna w terapii otyłości

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    Full Text Available Otyłość jest chorobą określaną jako patologiczne zwiększenie ilości tkanki tłuszczowej, która w nadmiernej ilości wpływa negatywnie na stan zdrowia, długość życia i sprawność psychofizyczną. Osoby z nadmierną masą ciała, w której zawartość tłuszczu stanowi proporcjonalnie wysoki odsetek, w porównaniu z osobami o niższej masie ciała są fizjologicznie mniej wydolni, a ich potencjał motoryczny jest niższy. W otyłości u osób dorosłych dochodzi przede wszystkim do zwiększenia rozmiarów komórek tłuszczowych. W przypadku dzieci obserwujemy przyrost liczby komórek tłuszczowych, które mogą się przyczynić do rozwoju otyłości w wieku dorosłym, gdyż zwiększenie liczby komórek jest procesem nieodwracalnym. Często rodzice aż do momentu wystąpienia znacznej otyłości nie postrzegają nadmiernej masy ciała dziecka w kategoriach problemu zdrowotnego. Istotna staje się więc rola służby zdrowia w prowadzeniu działań prewencyjnych, skierowanych na działania np. fitness clubów odpowiednio przygotowanych do podejmowania tego typu zadań. Ogólnie przyjęte zasady dawkowania ćwiczeń w treningu zdrowotnym fitness osób dorosłych oraz dzieci i młodzieży są podobne. Różnią się czasem trwania, częstotliwością podejmowania aktywności oraz stosowanymi obciążeniami. Treningi fitness obejmują głównie wytrzymałościowe formy ćwiczeń, takie jak ćwiczenia aerobowe na urządzeniach typu cardio mające za zadanie przede wszystkim uaktywnić i zredukować nadmiar tkanki tłuszczowej. Inną formą zajęć usprawniających powinny być ćwiczenia oporowe uwzględniające stosowanie urządzeń izotonicznych. Należy przy tym zwrócić szczególną uwagę na dobór ćwiczeń, obciążenie oraz kontrolę postępów. Równocześnie zaleca się stosowanie monitoringu zakresów HR każdej sesji treningu aerobowego i oporowego. Jako uzupełnienie proponowane są ćwiczenia gibkościowe wykonywane jako

  12. CiSE: a circular spring embedder layout algorithm.

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    Dogrusoz, Ugur; Belviranli, Mehmet E; Dilek, Alptug

    2013-06-01

    We present a new algorithm for automatic layout of clustered graphs using a circular style. The algorithm tries to determine optimal location and orientation of individual clusters intrinsically within a modified spring embedder. Heuristics such as reversal of the order of nodes in a cluster and swap of neighboring node pairs in the same cluster are employed intermittently to further relax the spring embedder system, resulting in reduced inter-cluster edge crossings. Unlike other algorithms generating circular drawings, our algorithm does not require the quotient graph to be acyclic, nor does it sacrifice the edge crossing number of individual clusters to improve respective positioning of the clusters. Moreover, it reduces the total area required by a cluster by using the space inside the associated circle. Experimental results show that the execution time and quality of the produced drawings with respect to commonly accepted layout criteria are quite satisfactory, surpassing previous algorithms. The algorithm has also been successfully implemented and made publicly available as part of a compound and clustered graph editing and layout tool named CHISIO.

  13. Problem wolności w Internecie / The problem of freedom in Internet

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    Iwona Gleisner

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Artykuł jest próbą odpowiedzi na pytanie o granice wolności w Internecie. Dyskusje ten temat, toczące się na całym świecie od dawna, nie dały dotąd zadowalającej odpowiedzi. W ostatnich latach przybiera na sile spór pomiędzy zwolennikami pełnej swobody, a stronnikami prawnego ograniczania korzystania z zasobów globalnej sieci. Autorka przytacza argumenty obu stron konfliktu, zwracając uwagę na potrzebę znalezienia równowagi prawnej pomiędzy interesami twórców, a potrzebami odbiorców. Porusza ponadto istotne zagadnienie moralnej odpowiedzialności autorów za zamieszczane w Internecie treści.English abstractThis paper attempts to find an answer to the question about freedom in Internet. This issue has been discussed all over the world for long, however no satisfactory answer has yet been found. Recently, the dispute between the supporters of the full freedom and the ones voting for limiting the resources of the global network with legal means has been becoming more fierce. The author quotes arguments of both parties to the conflict, drawing attention to the need of finding a legal balance between the interests of the artists and the needs of the consumers. She also tackles with an important issue of moral responsibility of the authors for the contents placed in Internet. Normal 0 21 false false false PL X-NONE X-NONE

  14. Projeto Caminhão da Ciência: Popularização da Ciência no Oeste da Bahia

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    E. C. V. de Magalhães

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available O Projeto Caminhão da Ciência tem por objetivo promover a divulgação científica em Escolas e espaços públicos da Região Oeste da Bahia. O projeto teve início no ano de 2009, com apoio do CNPq, ocorrendo a sua primeira apresentação no ano de 2010, na feira libre de Barreiras. Várias áreas do conhecimento são contempladas entre eles: Biologia, Física, Química, Matemática, Geologia e Engenharias. O projeto se fundamenta por apresentações de temáticas desenvolvidas por alunos de graduação, sob a orientação de professores da Universidade Federal do Oeste da Bahia-UFOB, envolvidos no projeto. Diversas temáticas são desenvolvidas na forma trabalhos interdisciplinares entre eles: elaboração de maquetes, experimentos com uso de materiais alternativos, vídeos, jogos e ainda informativos em websites e webblogs. Para as apresentações do projeto, são realizadas visitas nas escolas ou outros espaçoes e os materiais trasportados no Caminhão são montados no espaço físico disponibilizado, criando um cenário similar ao de uma feira de ciências. Neste trabalho são apresentados relatos de apresentações realizadas em Escolas, enfatizando os resultados obtidos que demonstram a socialização do conhecimento científico entre os monitores e a comunidade assistida, além da interação entre a Universidade e a sociedade.

  15. Cloning and Functional Analysis of the MADS-box CiMADS9 Gene from Carya illinoinensis

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    Zhang Jiyu

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A MADS-box gene, CiMADS9, was cloned from the male flowers of Carya illinoinensis by rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The gene was 1 077 bp with a 768 bp open reading frame encoding 255 amino acids. Multiple sequence comparisons revealed that CiMADS9 is a typical MIKC-type MADS-box gene with a MADS-box domain and a K semi-conserved region. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that CiMADS9 belongs to the AGL15 group of the MADS-box gene family. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analysis indicated that the expression levels in reproductive organs (i.e., flowers and young fruits were considerably higher than in vegetative tissues (i.e., leaves and branches. The highest expression levels were observed in male flowers. An overexpression vector for CiMADS9 was constructed and the gene was inserted into the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. CiMADS9 expression was confirmed in all transgenic lines. Compared with wild-type plants, transgenic A. thaliana plants overexpressing CiMADS9 exhibited delayed flowering and an increased number of leaves.

  16. Prognozowanie i ujmowanie przychodóww przedsiębiorstwie postawionymw stan upadłości likwidacyjnej

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    Janusz Czerny

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available W upadłości likwidacyjnej przedsiębiorstw mamy do czynienia z dwoma stru-mieniami przychodów, a mianowicie z przychodami dotyczącymi zbycia przedsię-biorstwa lub jego składników majątku oraz z przychodami związanymi z ewentual-nym kontynuowaniem działalności: Przychody ze sprzedaży przedsiębiorstwa powinny być prognozowane głównie na podstawie informacji płynących z systemu rachunkowości, co stanowi tzw. sta-tyczny aspekt upadłości, natomiast jej aspekt dynamiczny jest związany z zakre-sem i czasem kontynuowanej działalności, o czym decyduje syndyk, mając na uwa-dze naczelny cel upadłości, jakim jest optymalne zaspokojenie roszczeń wierzycieli.

  17. Florestan Fernandes e as ciências sociais no Brasil

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    Thimotheo Camacho

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available O texto aborda a produção intelectual de Florestan Fernandes: as pesquisas sobre as relações raciais no Brasil, suas reflexões teóricas e metodológicas na sociologia, e as variadas temáticas presentes em sua obra, abrangendo desde o problema indígena, escravidão e teoria das revoluções, até o folclore, educação e sociedade. This text speaks about the work of Florestan Fernandes : his researches about the racial relations in Brazil, his theoretical and methodological ideas about Sociology , and the many themes present in his work, from the Indians,the slaves, the theory of revolutions to folkclore, education and society.

  18. CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER, NATIONAL DEFENSE AND CI IL MILITARY RELATIONS

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    Miguel Navarro Meza

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Since the beginning of its independent life, the several constitutions of Chile have included concepts related ith defence, sovereignty and national security. At the same time, those constitutional texts have recognized the existence of the armed organizations of the State, under the generic name of Public Force and have addressed their relation ith the political authorities, both ith the Executive and Congress. his has not been a permanent process. n the contrary, it has suffered upheavals and bac steps, but the general path has been clear and progressive. For one thing, the norms related to the armed forces have been, in comparative terms, more thoroughly developed than those referring to defence, sovereignty and national security. hen, from the 1833 Constitution, the basic elements of the relations bet een the political authorities and the military have evolved so as to ensure a genuine civilian control over the military, in line ith contemporary theories of civilDmilitary relations. he ay in hich the 1980 Constitution addresses national security and defence and its provisions that recognize the existence of the armed forces, their missions and roles and that regulate the ay in hich they relate to the political authorities, are the result of a progressive development starting ith the Provisional Constitution of 1811 up to present times, and they are completely in line ith current theories about civilDmilitary relations in democracy.

  19. Evolução darwiniana & ciências sociais

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    José Eli da Veiga

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo sintetiza os principais resultados do ciclo temático com o mesmo título que foi coordenado pelo autor em 2007 como uma das atividades públicas do Instituto de Estudos Avançados da Universidade de São Paulo. Também é uma introdução às outras três contribuições que fazem parte deste dossiê: os artigos dos professores Ricardo Waizbort, da Fiocruz, e do professor Mario Possas, da UFRJ, e a entrevista especial concedida pelo professor Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire, UK.This article is a synthesis of the main results obtained in a thematic cycle with the same title which was coordinated by the author during 2007 as one of the public activities of the University of Sao Paulo's Institute of Advanced Studies. It is also an introduction to the three o other contributions to this dossier: the articles from professors Ricardo Waizbort (Fiocruz and Mario Possas (UFRJ, and the especial interview with professor Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire, UK.

  20. Cultura digital: odisseia da tecnologia e da ciência

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    Joana Coeli Ribeiro Garcia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Rememora a história da tecnologia, culminando na moderna cultura digital, associando-a a uma odisseia. Contextualiza a necessidade do homem de registrar seus conhecimentos para compartilhá-los com outras gerações, o que começou com o verbo, logo, a pedra, depois, a argila, a madeira, peles, papel e, enfim, o ciberespaço. Discorre sobre vantagens da tecnologia na cultura digital e contradições na aceitação do meio eletrônico, tais como as limitações digitais e a facilidade com que se realiza plágio e se burla o direito autoral. Apresenta o letramento digital como elemento para utilização das novas tecnologias e considera que as metáforas biblioteca, ciberespaço, cibercultura, cultura digital e hipertexto serviram de inspiração para o texto, assim como, a Odisseia de Homero, que conta a viagem de Ulisses, que percorre e conhece vários costumes e tormentas. A coexistência com as mudanças serve de vivência para os desafios ou o que ainda há por ser feito.

  1. Ciência e Mito na Gestão

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    Luiz Roberto Alves

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The present work analyzes an emblematic phenomenon of the international administration of politics. It is focussed in the respected Economic Outlook, study published by OECD, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, adviser of the main countries in the world. In running the textual analysis, done in three moments of the contemporary history, a self-explanatory technician-scientific thought appears and that, therefore, becomes autonomous of the management of countries´ res publica. As consequence, subordinates other social knowledge, runs over any mediations and it is established as mythology of the new capitalist background. Their economical and administrative analyses, especially those referred to the governments and markets of Western Europe, in such a way they reiterate formulas and incomes that end up turning off the national and international process of social management. In the pleasure of the demanded symmetry, such texts are made similar to the structure of dramatic or wonderful stories. And when that speech of scientific meaning and mythical significant is revealed to the European populations as ideology denier of acquired social goods, as work, retirement pension, education, health and migrant attention, some results appear in the manifestations and protests. The whole OECD´s vision is assured by analysis of others texts on politics of health and employment.

  2. Ensinar Conceitos em Ciências Contábeis

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    Marcos Laffin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio aborda las contribuciones del mapa conceptual como forma de enseñar conceptos en Ciencias Contables. El objetivo es comprender el uso de este recurso en la diferenciación y reconciliación de conceptos buscando el aprendizaje significativo y simultáneamente a la reflexión sobre la práctica pedagógica. En el estudio fue utilizada la investigación bibliográfica, con base en las perspectivas de Ausubel (1980, Vygotsky (1993, Charlot (2000 y Contreras (2002, teniendo como enfoque de que el aprendizaje es mediado por el conjunto de las relaciones sociales. Concluimos que la enseñanza de conceptos en Ciencias Contables a partir del aprendizaje significativo permite la ampliación de los saberes previos de los estudiantes. Esa posibilidad implica una práctica pedagógica intencional, a partir del deseo de profundizar los conocimientos contables e interdisciplinares en la efectivización del trabajo del profesor. De acuerdo con esa perspectiva la enseñanza de Ciencias Contables podrá contribuir para una sólida formación profesional y de participación ciudadana.

  3. Spontaniczność świadomości

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    Robert Hanna

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available It is now conventional wisdom that conscious experience — or in Nagel’s canonical characterization, “what it is like to be” for an organism — is what makes the mind-body problem so intractable. By the same token, our current conceptions of the mind-body relation are inadequate and some conceptual development is urgently needed. Our overall aim in this paper is to make some progress towards that conceptual development. We first examine a currently neglected, yet fundamental aspect of consciousness. This aspect is the spontaneity of consciousness, by which we mean its inner plasticity and inner purposiveness. We then sketch a “neurophenomenological” framework for thinking about the relationship between the spontaneity of consciousness and dynamic patterns of brain activity as studied in cognitive neuroscience. We conclude by proposing that the conscious mentality of sentient organisms or animals is active and dynamic, and that this “enactive” conception of consciousness can help us to move beyond the classical dichotomy between materialism and dualism.

  4.  Motywy wyboru wartości godziwej do wyceny środków trwałych w świetle pozytywnej teorii rachunkowości

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    Katarzyna Bareja

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Celem artykułu jest zidentyfikowanie przyczyn wyboru wartości godziwej do wyceny środków trwałych w świetle trzech podstawowych hipotez pozytywnej teorii rachunkowości, sformułowanych przez Wattsa i Zimmermana. Stwierdzono, że podstawowym motywem jest dążenie do poprawy wskaźnika długu do kapitału własnego. W artykule wykorzystano metodę wnioskowania indukcyjnego.

  5. Dzieło sztuki na granicy przeszłości i przyszłości. Historia i patriotyzm w sztuce nieprofesjonalnej

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    Aleksandra Weronika Jarysz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A work of art – a link between the present and the past. History and patriotism in non-professional art In her article, the author discusses art of non-professional artists who shape the national identity in an original way. In the former professional art, the works which illustrated and uplifted history were very popular. This phenomenon is still present among folk, naive, intuitive artists, generally speaking – non-professionals. The work of their hands and imagination is a tool serving the purpose of national values and ideas, and is sometimes the basis for broader considerations on the human condition. They balance between historical facts and ahistorical generalities. The martyrdom of the Polish nation with emphasis on the events of WWII has been inspiring artists, stimulating their imagination and artistic creation. Therefore numerous ‘monuments of patriotic art’ can be found in the wood sculpture, ceramics, painting, and glass painting works from the art collection of the Toruń Maria Znamierowska-Prüfferowa Ethnographic Museum.   Dzieło sztuki na granicy przeszłości i przyszłości. Historia i patriotyzm w sztuce nieprofesjonalnej W swoim artykule autorka prezentuje sztukę twórców nieprofesjonalnych, którzy w sposób oryginalny kształtują tożsamość narodową. W dawnej sztuce profesjonalnej dzieła, które ilustrowały i uwznioślały historię były bardzo popularne. To zjawisko jest nadal aktualne wśród twórców ludowych, naiwnych, intuicyjnych, ogólnie nazywając – nieprofesjonalnych. Dzieło ich rąk i wyobraźni jest narzędziem w służbie wartości i idei narodowych, a niekiedy stanowi podstawę do szerszych rozważań nad kondycją człowieka. Balansują oni między konkretem historycznym a ahistoryczną ogólnością. Martyrologia narodu polskiego z naciskiem na wydarzenia II wojny światowej inspirowała i inspiruje twórców, pobudza ich wyobraźnię i zmusza do twórczej kreacji. Stąd też zar

  6. Możliwości leczenia kamicy moczowodowej u dzieci

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    Ewa Straż-Żebrowska

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Kamicą układu moczowego nazywamy schorzenie, w którym wytwarzane są złogi w obrębie nerek lub dróg moczowych. Obecnie obserwuje się wzrost częstości występowania kamicy. Szacuje się, iż częstość występowania kamicy układu moczowego wynosi 0,5-5% w grupie dorosłych i 0,1-5% u dzieci. Istotnym problemem jest wykrywanie złogów u małych dzieci, również u niemowląt. Biorąc pod uwagę coraz częstsze wykrywanie kamicy układu moczowego, jej nawrotowość i powikłania, ważne jest wypracowanie schematów leczniczych skutecznych i jednocześnie bezpiecznych, nawet przy konieczności ich kilkukrotnego powtarzania. Postępowanie zachowawcze jest skuteczne w 80%, w przypadkach złogów o wielkości do 4 mm. Powszechnie stosowane do lat 80. XX wieku leczenie operacyjne związane z nacięciem miąższu nerki obecnie w większości przypadków zastępowane jest metodami mniej inwazyjnymi, takimi jak ESWL, PCNL, URSL, a wskazania do leczenia chirurgicznego kamicy zostały znacznie ograniczone. W niniejszej pracy przedstawiono przypadek pacjentki z kamicą układu moczowego leczonej kilkakrotnie metodą ESWL bez efektu, a następnie z uwagi na obecność złogów w moczowodzie za pomocą URSL. Jednym z powikłań po zabiegu ESWL może być „droga kamieni”. Po wykonaniu zabiegu ESWL pacjent wymaga monitorowania poprzez wykonywanie badań USG, co pozwala na szybkie uwidocznienie powikłania w postaci „drogi kamieni” i wdrożenie dodatkowego postępowania ułatwiającego wydalenie złogów. „Droga kamieni” może spowodować utrudnienie odpływu moczu, co może być przyczyną dolegliwości bólowych oraz różnego stopnia poszerzeń moczowodów i układów kielichowo-miedniczkowych. Często wymaga interwencji zabiegowej w trybie pilnym. W ciągu ostatnich dwudziestu lat nastą- piły w Polsce znaczne zmiany w sposobach leczenia kamicy moczowodowej. Rutynowo stosuje się URSL i ESWL, do rzadkości natomiast należy zak

  7. Reducing interaction in simultaneous paired stimulation with CI.

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    Dirk Vellinga

    Full Text Available In this study simultaneous paired stimulation of electrodes in cochlear implants is investigated by psychophysical experiments in 8 post-lingually deaf subjects (and one extra subject who only participated in part of the experiments. Simultaneous and sequential monopolar stimulation modes are used as references and are compared to channel interaction compensation, partial tripolar stimulation and a novel sequential stimulation strategy named phased array compensation. Psychophysical experiments are performed to investigate both the loudness integration during paired stimulation at the main electrodes as well as the interaction with the electrode contact located halfway between the stimulating pair. The study shows that simultaneous monopolar stimulation has more loudness integration on the main electrodes and more interaction in between the electrodes than sequential stimulation. Channel interaction compensation works to reduce the loudness integration at the main electrodes, but does not reduce the interaction in between the electrodes caused by paired stimulation. Partial tripolar stimulation uses much more current to reach the needed loudness, but shows the same interaction in between the electrodes as sequential monopolar stimulation. In phased array compensation we have used the individual impedance matrix of each subject to calculate the current needed on each electrode to exactly match the stimulation voltage along the array to that of sequential stimulation. The results show that the interaction in between the electrodes is the same as monopolar stimulation. The strategy uses less current than partial tripolar stimulation, but more than monopolar stimulation. In conclusion, the paper shows that paired stimulation is possible if the interaction is compensated.

  8. Rumo a uma ciência da arte?

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    Ronaldo Bispo

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar e discutir hipóteses de trabalho para o problema das relações entre arte, cérebro, percepção e prazer estético avançadas no contexto de dois volumes do periódico Journal of Consciousness Studies, bem como no contexto do projeto de pesquisa de doutoramento realizado pelo autor. Pensar, principalmente dos pontos de vista neurofisiológico, biológico e evolutivo, o que predispõe um ser humano positiva ou negativamente para alguns objetos estéticos. Parte-se da hipótese de que a experiência sensí­vel, internalizada na evolução filo e ontogenética da espécie, dotou-nos de dispositivos (olhos, neurônios etc e modos de funcionamento orgânicos (processamento paralelo da percepção visual etc determinantes do caráter lí­mbico de nossas elaborações diante de sistemas estéticos.Abstract: Article's goal is show and discuss some work hypothesis to the problem of the relation between art, brain, perception and esthetic pleasure advanced in the context of two volumes of the Journal of Conciousness Studies, as well in the context of theauthor's doctorate research project. Think, mainly from evolutive, biological and neurophisiological points of view, what predispose a human being positively or negatively to some esthetic objects. Depart from the hypothesis that sensitive experience, embodied during the filo and ontogenetic evolution of the specie, give us some devices (eyes, neurons etc and organic ways of functioning (visual parallel distributed process etc crucial to the limbic feature of our reactions in front of esthetic systems.

  9. Heideggera myślenie nicości

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    Cezary WOŹNIAK

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper tries to grasp the wholeness of Heidegger’s thinking of nothingness. In Being and time Heidegger discovers deeper, more fundamental dimensions of existence, among other things, experience of nothingness. In What is metaphysics? Heidegger takes the question of nothingness, opposing its negative understanding in metaphysics. Nothingness is a condition that enables disclosure of beings as such to human beings (Dasein. In general, Heidegger discovers that nothingness belongs to being (Sein, which expresses his late formula: Being: Nothingness: The Same. The question of being is closely bound with the question of time, hence Heidegger’s thinking of nothingness is involved in his reflection on temporalisation. Temporalisation is the free oscillation of primordial temporality as the open horizon which enables worlding (Welten, or entering into world of beings. Therefore, it is called by Heidegger the nihil originarium (The metaphysical foundations of logic. The world is nothingness which temporalises itself primordially, that which arises in and with temporalisation, which late Heidegger (Time and being also understands as four-dimensional time. Nothingness is also elaborated by Heidegger in Contributions to philosophy where he described it as the essential vibration (Erzitterung of Being (Seyn. During a seminar in Le Thor (1969, Heidegger said that in endowing (Ereignis there was no Greek thinking. Endowing is not what “there is”, but what “gives”, “endows” time and being. Being could be understood as presence, however, not a metaphysically understood presence. This presence is not a negative nothingness, but nothingness as nihil originarium, which should be understood rather in a temporal, even energetic meaning and not in an ontological one. However, one can also affirm that nothingness explicated in such manner finally seems to fade away in endowing, this last Heidegger word.

  10. Ciència, cultura i nova filosofia

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    Óscar Llorens i Garcia

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La filosofía de la cultura no puede dejar fuera de su objeto de análisis la ciencia natural; La ciencia es cultura y ello hace necesario pensar en la cultura como conocimiento. Desde este artículo se procederá a un estudio de la relación entre humanidades y ciencias naturales por una parte y a la relación entre humanidades y filosofía por otra que conluirá que la filosofía no es una de las humanidades y, de serlo, lo será al mismo nivel de las matemáticas y la física. Se pedirá la inclusión de contenidos de ciencias naturales para una filosofía renovada que pueda abordar problemas necesarios para el tratamiento del panorama que presenta la ciencia natural. Por último se esbozarán unas consideraciones sobre los actuales planes de estudio en la universidad.Philosophy of culture can not ignore in its researches natural science. Science is a kind of culture and it makes it necessary to think about culture as knowledge. In this paper we will pay our attention to the analysis of the relationship between humanities and natural science in one hand, and between humanities and philosophy in the other hand. This will come to the conclusion that philosophy is not a part of humanities or,in the case it was, it will be a part of humanities the same way as mathemathics or physics are. We will ask for the inclussion of natural science contents into a new way of doing philosopy,which make it possible to deal with the landscape given by natural science. In the end, we will make some reflections on the new curricula at university

  11. Wpływ regularnej aktywności fizycznej na skład ciała i ciśnienie tętnicze dzieci ze szkoły sportowej

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    Małgorzata Stańczyk

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Wstęp: Trening fizyczny uważany jest za czynnik wpływający na parametry antropometryczne i ciśnienie tęt‑ nicze. Twierdzi się, że osoby regularnie ćwiczące mają lepsze wskaźniki składu ciała oraz niższe wartości ciśnienia tętniczego krwi w porównaniu z osobami nieuprawiającymi sportu. Cel: Ocena wpływu regularnej rocznej aktywności fizycznej prowadzonej w szkole sportowej na skład ciała oraz wartości ciśnienia tętnicze‑ go u dzieci 14-letnich (II klasa gimnazjum. Materiał i metodyka: W badaniu wzięło udział 25 dzieci z gim‑ nazjum sportowego. Dzieci badano dwukrotnie w odstępie 12 miesięcy. Analizie poddano zmianę parame‑ trów antropometrycznych, składu ciała metodą impedancji bioelektrycznej oraz wartości ciśnienia krwi. Wyniki: W całej grupie zaobserwowano wzrost wartości centylowych ciśnienia skurczowego krwi (p < 0,05, przede wszystkim u chłopców. W zakresie ciśnienia rozkurczowego nie zanotowano istotnych różnic. Skład ciała zmienił się niekorzystnie u wszystkich badanych – wzrósł udział tłuszczu (13% vs 20%, p < 0,05, a przy‑ rost masy tłuszczowej był wyższy u dziewczynek (6% vs 3%, p < 0,05. Centyl BMI istotnie statystycznie wzrósł w grupie dziewczynek (37 vs 49, p < 0,05, u chłopców nie uległ zmianie. Wnioski: Aktywność fizyczna proponowana przez szkołę sportową nie poprawia stanu odżywienia 13–14-letnich dziewcząt i chłopców, u których obserwuje się istotne zwiększenie w organizmie zawartości tkanki tłuszczowej. Szkolna aktywność fizyczna nie powoduje obniżenia ciśnienia tętniczego wśród młodzieży w wieku 13–14 lat w odniesieniu do norm wiekowych. W zakresie ciśnienia skurczowego w grupie chłopców zaobserwowano nawet wyższe wartości centylowe.

  12. SeDiCI: Servicio de Difusión de la Creación Intelectual

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    Marisa R. de Giusti

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Presenta el Servicio de Difusión de la Creación Intelectual (SeDiCI de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP, Argentina, desde el punto de vista de los objetivos que condujeron a la UNLP a su creación. Se describen en detalle las etapas por las que se atravesó para poner en marcha este repositorio institucional y especialmente las facilidades que provee el software Celsius-DL desarrollado en la UNLP que soporta el Portal de SeDiCI.

  13. Engineering of a genetically encodable fluorescent voltage sensor exploiting fast Ci-VSP voltage-sensing movements.

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    Alicia Lundby

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Ci-VSP contains a voltage-sensing domain (VSD homologous to that of voltage-gated potassium channels. Using charge displacement ('gating' current measurements we show that voltage-sensing movements of this VSD can occur within 1 ms in mammalian membranes. Our analysis lead to development of a genetically encodable fluorescent protein voltage sensor (VSFP in which the fast, voltage-dependent conformational changes of the Ci-VSP voltage sensor are transduced to similarly fast fluorescence read-outs.

  14. A universidade corrupta: o jeitinho brasileiro de se fazer ciência

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    Ivan Martins Fontes Leichsenring

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Antes do advento do Sistema Qualis, a pesquisa enviesada sempre pareceu ser uma via fácil na obtenção de financiamento, reconhecimento e privatização da máquina universitária nas mãos de poucos grupos científicos, como há muito, por exemplo, tem nos demonstrado a área de Medicina e suas relações um tanto discutíveis com a indústria farmacêutica. Neste estudo, após um breve levantamento histórico-comparativo com a situação alemã do Entre Guerras, tecemos algumas críticas sobre a atual produção científica brasileira nas Ciências Humanas e ao atrelamento de nossas universidades públicas aos modelos internacionais e cientificistas de produtividade. E, também, tentamos debater como a corrupção científica tem se construído e fortalecido por causa da enorme pressão do “publicar ou perecer” e da adoção do Sistema Qualis, que têm induzido nossos cientistas a optar por consagrar temas já anteriormente pré-consagrados, evitando assim a crítica, anulando possíveis questionamentos, estimulando a publicação de “artigos-placebo” e impedindo, em última análise, o desenvolvimento científico e tecnológico do país. Abstract: Before the advent of the Qualis System, skewed research always seemed to be an easy way to obtain funding, recognition and privatization of the university machine in the hands of a few scientific groups, as for a long while, the area of medicine and its somewhat controversial relationships with the pharmaceutical industry has shown us. In this study, after a brief comparative-historical survey with the German situation of interwar period, some criticism have been weaved about the current Brazilian scientific production in the humanities and the bundling of our public universities to international and scientificist productivity models. A discussion has also been tried on how scientific corruption has built and strengthened because of the enormous pressure of 'publishing or perishing' and

  15. „Pokłosie”, poGrossie i kibice polskości

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    Piotr Forecki

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available "Aftermath", after-Gross and the fans of Polishness Aftermath was released in the late 2012. Its director, Władysław Pasikowski, had previously been famous for his violent action films with strong male protagonists. He has also written some of the most sexist dialogues in the history of Polish cinema, as well as a number of lines, often obscene, which have become catchphrases and slogans present every day in the pop culture. His latest film, however, tackles a completely different issue – this thriller-cum-western tells a story that is decidedly contemporary, but nevertheless inspired by the events that took place in Jedwabne (described by Jan Tomasz Gross in his book Neighbors. Aftermath does not attempt to provide a reconstruction of the events that took place “on the margins of the Holocaust” (including Jedwabne. However, it clearly hints at the issue of the Polish contribution to the extermination of Jews and the impact of the conspiracy of silence having been broken. The film gave rise to a heated debate, which rippled through the Polish media for as long as two months after its release. This article is an attempt to analyse and interpret the words and ideas that appeared in the debate.   „Pokłosie”, poGrossie i kibice polskości Wraz z końcem 2012 roku odbyła się premiera filmu fabularnego Pokłosie w reżyserii Władysława Pasikowskiego. Ten bardzo popularny polski reżyser znany był dotychczas przede wszystkim z mocnych filmów sensacyjnych o twardych mężczyznach. Zasłynął także jako autor bodaj najbardziej seksistowskich dialogów w polskim kinie oraz rozmaitych i częstokroć wulgarnych kwestii wypowiadanych przez bohaterów, z których wiele do dziś funkcjonuje w popkulturze na prawach popularnych cytatów. W swoim najnowszym filmie Pasikowski sięgnął jednak po zupełnie inny temat. W konwencji thrillera z elementami westernu opowiedział historię jak najbardziej współczesną, ale w zdecydowany sp

  16. Clinical presentation of acute coronary syndrome in patients previously treated with nitrates.

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    Latour-Pérez, Jaime; Gómez-Tello, Vicente; Fuset-Cabanes, María Paz; Balsa, Eva de Miguel; Sáez, Frutos Del Nogal; Orts, Francisco Javier Coves; Rodríguez, Carmen Martín; Pino-Izquierdo, Karel; Pesquera, María de la Concepción Pavía; Rodríguez, Antonio José Montón

    2013-11-01

    Several reports have suggested that nitrates limit acute ischaemic damage by a mechanism similar to preconditioning. This study aims to evaluate the effect of chronic oral nitrates on the clinical presentation and short-term outcomes of patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A retrospective cohort study was conducted in patients with ACS admitted to 62 acute care units from 2010 to 2011. A propensity score-matched samples analysis was performed. We analysed 3171 consecutive patients, of whom 298 (9.4%) were chronically treated with nitrates. Patients previously treated with nitrates had higher comorbidity and disease severity at admission, lower prevalence of ACS with ST elevation, lower troponin elevation, higher prevalence of initial Killip class 2-4 and higher hospital mortality. The propensity score-matched analysis confirmed that previous use of nitrates is independently associated with a lower prevalence of ST-elevation ACS [odds ratio (OR) 0.53, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.36-0.78; P = 0.0014] and a lower troponin elevation (OR 0.61, 95% CI 0.41-0.92) but not with Killip class on admission (OR 1.18, 95% CI 0.83-1.67, P = 0.3697) or mortality (OR 0.71, 95% CI 0.37-1.38, P = 0.3196). The results support the hypothesis that nitrates have a protective effect on acute ischaemic injury.

  17. Ciências da Educação e Ciências Cognitivas. Contributos para uma abordagem transdisciplinar

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    Teresa N. R. Gonçalves

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de la investigación científica en el ámbito de las Ciencias Cognitivas ha contribuido para una nueva y más compleja perspectiva sobre el sujeto de la educación, la cognición y el aprendizaje. La naturaleza del fenómeno educativo y las rápidas transformaciones por las que ha pasado recientemente remeten para la necesidad de incorporar una teoría del cambio que permita afrontar las múltiples cuestiones y problemas con los que se depara la reflexión en educación y la práctica educativa. Estos aspectos tornan necesarios nuevos paradigmas de investigación y nuevos modos de cooperación que ultrapasen las barreras entre los saberes. Considerando la teoría de la complejidad como paradigma emergente en el ámbito de las Ciencias Naturales y las Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, se presentan algunos argumentos en defensa de la cooperación entre Ciencias de la Educación y Ciencias Cognitivas, clarificando su necesidad y implicaciones, bien como las posibilidades que representa para la investigación y la acción educativas.

  18. Full-scope training simulators

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    1986-01-01

    The following topics to be covered in this report are: Reasons justifying the use of full-scope simulators for operator qualification. Full-scope simulator description: the control room, the physical models, the computer complex, the instructor's console. Main features of full-scope simulators. Merits of simulator training. The role of full-scope simulators in the training programs. The process of ordering and acquiring a full-scope simulator. Maintaining and updating simulator capabilities. (orig./GL)

  19. Entre "artes" e "ciências": a noção de performance e drama no campo das ciências socias

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    Rubens Alves da Silva

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    Full Text Available Propõe-se neste artigo desenvolver uma reflexão teórica que está relacionada com as preocupações e propostas da área de estudos antropológicos das formas expressivas, focalizando, centralmente, a noção de performance e drama no campo das ciências sociais. Nesse sentido é que se busca, no momento, dialogar com os autores considerados representantes principais da discussão teórica em torno da noção de performance, drama e ritual no campo antropológico: Victor Turner, Clifford Geertz, Michael Taussig, Richard Schechner, John Dawsey - entre outros.This article attempts to develop a theoretical reflection on the aims and proposals in the area of the anthropological studies about the expressive forms, dealing with the concept of performance and drama in the social sciences. Taking this into consideration, this work intends to discuss the ideas of the most important authors in the theoretical debate concerning the concept of performance, drama and ritual in the anthropological field: Victor Turner, Clifford Geertz, Michael Taussig, Richard Schechner, John Dawsey - and others.

  20. A nova convergência da ciência e da tecnologia

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    Esper A. Cavalheiro

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    Full Text Available A ação sinérgica dos quatro campos científicos e tecnológicos que apresentaram crescimento acelerado nas últimas décadas - nanotecnologia, biotecnologia, tecnologias de comunicação e informação e ciências cognitivas (neurociência - tem sido intitulada Convergência Tecnológica. Este artigo faz uma revisão das principais discussões que vêm ocorrendo na comunidade científica internacional sobre o seu desenvolvimento e assinala a necessidade de uma abordagem mais ampla que inclua as ciências humanas e sociais e outros atores relevantes na sociedade contemporânea.The synergic combination of the scientific and technological fields that presented a rapid growth rate in the last few decades - nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technologies, and cognitive science including neuroscience - is nowadays known as Convergent Technologies. This paper reviews its recent impact on the international scientific community and points out the need of amplifying the discussions to include humanities and social sciences and other important actors of contemporary society.

  1. Filosofia da ciência como ferramenta microeconômica

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    Fabio Barbieri

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A teoria neoclássica pressupõe conhecimento perfeito. A crítica hayekiana a essa teoria, por sua vez, afirma que esse conhecimento é resultado do processo competitivo e, portanto, não pode ser considerado como dado. O “Problema de Hayek” investiga sob que condições o conhecimento do agente se aproxima dos reais fundamentos de uma economia. A fim de solucionar o “Problema de Hayek”, o nosso artigo utiliza algumas idéias da literatura de metodologia da Ciência, conhecida como teoria do “crescimento do conhecimento” (Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos e outros. Essas idéias são utilizadas para se compreender como evolui o conhecimento dos agentes econômicos, em especial o dos empresários. Estes são vistos como ativos formuladores de teorias empresariais conjecturais criticadas no processo competitivo, não como agentes passivos que maximizam funções já conhecidas da teoria convencional. Utiliza-se a Filosofia da Ciência não para analisar metodologicamente a microeconomia, mas, sim, como ferramenta analítica pertencente à própria teoria econômica.

  2. Masculinidade e ciúme na perspectiva da teoria da sedução generalizada

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    Paulo Carvalho Ribeiro

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Partindo das contribuições freudianas sobre as relações do ciúme com a projeção e a homossexualidade, propõe-se no presente artigo uma retomada do papel do masoquismo primário e da identificação feminina como elementos definidores do ciúme masculino patológico. As condições originárias de constituição do psiquismo, vistas sob o ângulo da Teoria da Sedução Generalizada, proposta por Jean Laplanche, são relacionadas tanto ao masoquismo primário quanto à identificação feminina. A situação assimétrica entre o adulto, portador de uma sexualidade inconsciente, e a criança, destituída de recursos psíquicos para lidar com as mensagens sexuais do adulto, caracteriza, segundo esse autor, a situação antropológica fundamental.

  3. Aprendizagem baseada em problemas no ensino de ciências: Mudando atitudes de alunos e professores

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    João Manoel da Silva Malheiro

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O aprendizado baseado em problemas (APB é apontado como ferramenta importante para ensinar os alunos a aprender com autonomia. O objetivo deste trabalho é comparar a forma habitual de ensinar Ciências e Biologia no Ensino Médio da Escola Pública com a metodologia da Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas (ABP. Para tanto, dois Cursos de Férias frequentados por alunos e professores do ensino médio foram baseados na ABP e dedicados à redescoberta da anatomia do corpo de animais com estilos de vida contrastantes. Foram feitas análises qualitativas e quantitativas a partir de questionários aplicados antes e depois dos cursos a alunos e professores. Os resultados apontaram para maior motivação dos alunos e professores em ciências e biologia após os cursos de férias e para a possibilidade da utilização imediata da metodologia no ensino médio na escola pública a despeito das restrições atuais de infra-estrutura.

  4. A cobertura de ciência em três jornais paraenses: um estudo longitudinal

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    Vanessa Brasil de Carvalho

    Full Text Available Resumo Neste artigo, apresentamos uma proposta metodológica visando realizar um estudo longitudinal que fornecesse um panorama da cobertura de ciência em 130 anos, por três jornais importantes do Estado do Pará: A Província do Pará (1876-2002, Folha do Norte (1896-1974 e O Liberal (1946-atual. Analisamos um período de dois meses a cada dez anos, de 1876 a 2006, em cada jornal selecionado, de maneira que obtivemos um olhar em longo prazo que perpassou pela história dos periódicos e, portanto, por grande parte da história da imprensa no Pará e na Amazônia. Utilizamos análise de conteúdo e análise de frames da Mídia. Nossos dados mostram que houve ênfase na pesquisa em saúde, destaque para a ciência nacional e preocupação em contextualizar os fatos científicos. Controvérsias e incertezas científicas ganharam pouco espaço nos jornais analisados.

  5. Antioxidant properties of selected culinary spices / Antyoksydacyjne właściwości wybranych przypraw

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    Full Text Available Wstęp: Przyprawy dodawane do żywności wzbogacają jej walory smakowe i zapachowe, niektóre z nich mogą także wydłużać jej czas przechowywania dzięki obecności związków o aktywności przeciwutleniającej. Cel: Celem pracy było zbadanie 28 przypraw dostępnych na rynku pod kątem całkowitej zawartości polifenoli i aktywności przeciwutleniającej. Metody: Do oceny całkowitej zawartości związków fenolowych zastosowano metodę Folina- Ciocalteau. Aktywność antyoksydacyjną ekstraktów oznaczono metodą z użyciem rodnika DPPH. Wyniki: Otrzymane wyniki wykazują, że większość analizowanych przypraw jest bogata w związki fenolowe i posiada wysoką aktywność antyoksydacyjną. Całkowita zawartość polifenoli w przyprawach oscylowała od 0,9 do 155,1 mg GAE/g z najniższą wartością odnotowaną dla sezamu i najwyższą dla cynamonu. Zdolność do wygaszania rodnika DPPH wyrażona w procentach była zróżnicowana i wahała się w zakresie od 4,1% dla sezamu do 94,9% dla goździków. Odnotowano umiarkowaną korelację (r=0,63, p<0,05 pomiędzy aktywnością antyoksydacyjną i zawartością polifenoli ogółem, co dowodzi, że związki fenolowe są ważnymi, antyoksydacyjnymi składnikami w badanych przyprawach. Wnioski: Prowadzone badania wykazują, że wiele przypraw może służyć jako naturalne konserwanty żywności i jednocześnie ma korzystny wpływ na nasze zdrowie.

  6. Testy czynnoœci płuc i nadreaktywnoœæ oskrzeli w astmie

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    Iwona Grzelewska-Rzymowska

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Astma jest chorobą, która charakteryzuje się odwracalną obturacją oskrzeli i postępującym spadkiem wskaźników wentylacji. Podstawową rolę w rozpoznawaniu astmy odgrywają badania spirometryczne z oznaczeniem podstawowych wartości natężonej pojemności życiowej (FVC i natężonej objętości wydechowej 1-sekundowej (FEV1 oraz wynikiem testu odwracalności obturacji oskrzeli. W monitorowaniu przebiegu astmy zaleca się oznaczanie wskaźnika określanego jako szczytowy przepływ wydechowy (PEF, jednak jego czułość jest mniejsza niż wskaźnika FEV1. Fundamentalną cechą astmy jest nadreaktywność oskrzeli, która wskazuje na większy stopień odpowiedzi oskrzeli osób chorych niż zdrowych. Nadreaktywność oskrzeli można określić, stosując wziewne testy prowokacyjne z bronchospastycznymi substancjami (histaminą, metacholiną, 5-AMP. U dzieci bardzo użyteczny jest test wysiłkowy, który charakteryzuje się dużą swoistością, ale małą czułością. Leczenie astmy poprawia jej kliniczny przebieg, jak również wskaźniki wentylacji, które pozwalają określić także stopień zaawansowania choroby. U chorych z przebudową oskrzeli nie obserwuje się wzrostu wskaźników wentylacji. Przebudowa oskrzeli powoduje nieodwracalną obturację i jest typowa dla chorych o ciężkim przebiegu tej choroby. W ciężkiej astmie ujemny wynik daje też test odwracalności obturacji oskrzeli, podobnie uzyskuje się niskie wartości PEF. Nadreaktywność oskrzeli jest użyteczna w procesie diagnozowania astmy. Jej wartość łączy się z zapaleniem alergicznym oskrzeli oraz wskaźnikami wentylacji. Leczenie poprawia przebieg kliniczny choroby i wskaźniki wentylacji, jednak nie wpływa na nadreaktywność oskrzeli.

  7. A Ciência de Freud: introdução ao problema da cientificidade da psicanálise

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    Nathalia Sisson

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    Full Text Available Apresenta-se primeiramente a concepção de Freud do que seria a Ciência e em que constituiria a atividade cientifica, utilizando-se textos freudianos nos quais ele trabalha esse tema. Considera-se as noções de Naturwissenchaft e Geistwissenchaft para contextualizar a discussão sobre a cientificidade da Psicanálise à época de Freud. Confronta-se então a Ciência, como entendida por Freud, com as concepções de Popper e Bachelard, oriundos da Epistemologia. Posteriormente, apresentamos diferentes posições de psicanalistas, como Lacan e Kernberg, quanto ao mesmo tema, para mostrar como a compreensão do que seja a Ciência determina os posicionamentos quanto à relação entre esta e a Psicanálise.

  8. A SBPC e a informação ambiental no Brasil: o papel da revista Ciência Hoje

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    Antonio Teixeira De Barros

    Full Text Available Analisa u informação ambiental divulgada pela revista Ciência Hoje, editada pela Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC, desde o primeiro número da revista até a realização da Eco 92. A divulgação concentra-se nos estudos de avaliação de impactos e efeitos da degradação ambiental e nos temas globais da agenda ecológica. O didatismo é uma das características principais de Ciência Ho je, com o intuito de facilitar a leitura por parte do público leigo.

  9. O ensino de conteúdos de História e Filosofia da Ciência

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    Fernando Bastos

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho de pesquisa consistiu em duas etapas: (i produção de um Guia de Estudos em que a história das pesquisas sobre a febre amarela (1881-1903 foi usada como subsídio para a discussão de alguns importantes aspectos do processo de produção de conhecimentos na ciência; (ii realização de experiência pedagógica em que o Guia de Estudos foi aplicado junto a alunos do ensino médio. Os resultados obtidos forneceram evidência da viabilidade do uso da História da Ciência no Ensino de Ciências.

  10. Co jest stawką mobilności pracy? Granice, migracje, współczesny kapitalizm

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    Sandro Mezzadra

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Prezentowany tekst rozpoczyna się od krótkiego omówienia kilku wpływowych badań na temat mobilności pracy w ramach historycznego i współczesnego kapitalizmu. Później, opierając się na ustaleniach z ostatniej książki autora, Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labour (napisanej razem z Brettem Neilsonem, przechodzi do namysłu nad znaczeniem upowszechnienia się granic w epoce globalizacji z perspektywy „późnego” kapitalizmu. W ostatniej części autor skupia się na podmiotowym wymiarze polityki migracji, dostarczając w tym kontekście wielu przykładów z różnych części świata (w tym z regionu Pacyfiku.

  11. OCENA WŁAŚCIWOŚCI PRZECIWPOŚLIZGOWYCH NAWIERZCHNI DROGOWYCH PRZY WYKORZYSTANIU URZĄDZEŃ TWO, CTM I DFT

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    Marta WASILEWSKA

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Kompleksowa ocena właściwości przeciwpoślizgowych powinna być wykonywana w oparciu o ciągły pomiar współczynnika tarcia oraz parametrów dotyczących tekstury nawierzchni drogowych. W artykule przedstawiono ocenę właściwości przeciwpoślizgowych nawierzchni drogowych przeprowadzoną na podstawie pomiarów wykonanych zestawem pomiarowym TWO (Traction Watcher One oraz urządzeniami CTM (Circular Track Meter i DFT (Dynamic Friction Tester. Do badań wytypowano 11 odcinków testowych, których warstwy ścieralne były zróżnicowane pod względem technologii wykonania, okresu użytkowania i obciążenia ruchem samochodowym. Przy pomocy urządzenia CTM dokonano oceny makrotekstury (parametr MPD, a przy wykorzystaniu urządzenia DFT oceniano w sposób pośredni mikroteksturę powierzchni (współczynnik tarcia DFT20. Urządzenie TWO umożliwiło ciągły pomiar współczynnika tarcia z ustalonym poślizgiem 17,8% koła pomiarowego przy trzech prędkościach 30, 60, 90 km/h. W artykule ustalono zależności funkcyjne pomiędzy współczynnikiem tarcia µ z pomiarów TWO, a współczynnikiem DFT20 i parametrem MPD. Wykazano, że na wartość µ przy prędkości 30 km/h istotny wpływ ma jedynie mikrotekstura nawierzchni, a przy prędkości 60 i 90 km/h zarówno mikrotekstura i makrotekstura.

  12. A metafísica na ciência moderna: uma discussão heideggeriana

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    Flávio Oliveira Silva

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta duas teses de Heidegger: a interpretação da Crítica da Razão Pura como metafísica e a afirmação da permanência da metafísica na ciência moderna. Em seguida analisa as objeções que Loparic apresenta a essas teses no artigo A metafísica e o processo de objetificação,para enfim argumentar que suas contestações não se sustentam. Loparic afirma que  a Crítica da Razão Pura não se destina a investigar a quididade dos entes, mas as condições nas quais os juízos sintéticos a priori podem ser verdadeiros ou falsos, de modo que o problema tratado por Kant não seria ontológico, mas semântico. Loparic afirma ainda que a ciência moderna deixou o quadro ontológico da metafísica aristotélica, na medida em que não mais se destina a estudar os entes como tais, isto é, como uma coisa em si, mas tão somente investigar a resposta da natureza, mediante intervenção técnica no curso dos processos naturais e, portanto não há sequer resquício da metafísica na ciência moderna. Essas objeções apresentam dificuldades na medida em que o autor se utiliza do conceito tradicional de metafísica para tratar da filosofia de Heidegger. Argumenta-se que o sentido de metafísica para Heidegger não se restringe à concepção de metafísica da tradição, de modo que, constitui um equívoco analisar as teses heideggerianas em conformidade com a leitura da tradição.  Heidegger se pauta na indicação de que Kant se ocupa das condições de possibilidade da compreensão, isto é, do Dasein, enquanto o ente que coloca a pergunta sobre o ser e é nesta dimensão que a Crítica da Razão Pura é recepcionada como metafísica. No tocante à ciência, o filósofo afirma que, mesmo a ciência moderna tendo abandonado a representação de objetos, ela não renunciou e nem poderia renunciar à necessidade de a natureza fornecer dados que se possa calcular e de continuar sendo um sistema disponível de informação, de modo

  13. Ocena możliwości implementacji standardów IPSAS do systemu rachunkowości podmiotów sektora publicznego w Polsce

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    Aleksandra Szewieczek

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Ocena możliwości implementacji standardów IPSAS do systemu rachunkowości podmiotów sektora publicznego w Polsce In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in activity in the field of standardization of public sector accounting, which has an international scope and takes the form of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS. It has been planned that the EU Member States, and consequently Poland, will implement obligatory uniform accounting standards in the public sector – EPSAS – which are to be largely based on the content of IPSAS. The purpose of this paper is to assess the possibilities and factors of IPSAS implementation in the accounting system of public finance sector entities in Poland in relation to the currently applicable accounting regulations and the intelligibility criterion for potential users. The assessment was carried out based on a study of the foreign and domestic literature and existing legislation, while for the conclusions, the deductive and synthetic methods were used. The paper demonstrates that despite the relatively long period of operation of IPSAS, their level of implementation into the accounting system of public sector entities in Poland is negligible. The same applies to the works on the European standards, EPSAS, which have been significantly delayed in relation to the original assumptions. Knowledge of international standards is weak, and consequently their dissemination too. In spite of IPSAS implementation problems, there are still a number of reasons for their use. One of the arguments in favor of introducing uniform standards on the European market is the fact that the common market is in operation, and another one is the strong embedding of the need to consolidate the public sector’s international financial data at the central level of the Community. The conducted research confirmed the possibility of implementing IPSAS into Polish public sector entities’ accounting

  14. Current status of the Citrus leprosis virus (CiLV -C and its vector Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes

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    Guillermo León M

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The Citrus leprosis virus CiLV-C is a quarantine disease of economic importance. Over the past 15 years, this disease has spread to several countries of Central and South America. Colombia has about 45,000 hectares of citrus planted with an annual production of 750,000 tonnes. The CiLV-C has only been detected in the departments of Meta, Casanare and recently Tolima. Meta has 4,300 hectares representing 10% of the national cultivated area, and Casanare, where CiLV-C appeared in 2004, has no more than 500 ha planted with citrus. The presence of the Citrus leprosis virus in Colombia could affect the international market for citrus, other crops and ornamental plants with the United States and other countries without the disease. The false spider mite Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Acari: Tenuipalpidae is the main vector of the CiLV-C. Disease management is based on control programs of the vector and diminishing host plants. Chemical mite control is expensive, wasteful and generates resistance to different acaricides. This paper provides basic information on CiLV-C and its vector, advances in diagnosis and methods to control the disease and prevention of its spread

  15. Radio emission from symbiotic variables: CI Cygni, Z Andromedae, and EG Andromedae - Temporal variability as clues to the nature of symbiotics

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    Torbett, M.V.; Campbell, B.

    1989-01-01

    A continuing survey of interacting binary systems has yielded first detections of the symbiotic variables CI Cyg and EG And and reproduced previous flux measurements for Z And. The CI Cyg observation implies considerable radio variability for some symbiotics, while the radio flux from Z And indicates this object has been reasonably stable in the radio for years. Rapid radio variability may indicate the presence of mass transfer through an accretion disk. 27 refs

  16. Full Employment in Industrialized Countries.

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    Britton, Andrew

    1997-01-01

    Argues that full employment must be acceptable on both social and economic grounds. Examines profound changes in industrialized economies since the 1970s and the diversity of employment contracts. Suggests that difficult policy decisions surround full employment. (SK)

  17. Prevalent musculoskeletal pain as a correlate of previous exposure to torture

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    Olsen, Dorte Reff; Montgomery, Edith; Bojholm, S

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To research possible associations between previous exposure to specific torture techniques and prevalent pain in the head and face, back, and feet. METHODS: 221 refugees, 193 males and 28 females, previously exposed to torture in their home country, were subject to a clinical interview...... was general abuse of the whole body (OR 5.64, 95% CI 1.93-16.45). CONCLUSION: In spite of many factors being potentially co-responsible for prevalent pain, years after the torture took place it presents itself as strongly associated with specific loci of pain, with generalized effects, and with somatizing....

  18. A comunicação nas ciências da linguagem

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    Geraldo Carlos do Nascimento

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho situa a questão da comunicação na sua vertente relacionada com as ciências da linguagem, que ganham corpo, embora suas origens remontem a Saussure, a partir do ensaio de Roman Jakobson, Linguistic and Poetics (1960, no qual é apresentado um esquema básico da comunicação. As fragilidades deste esquema, ainda vinculado às noções da sociologia funcionalista (Laswell/Scharam, logo se fizeram notar, particularmente no que se refere à sua operacionalização; mas foi a partir de sua crítica, conforme se defende aqui, que a semiótica greimasiana pôde, ao articular comunicação e sentido, estabelecer bases mais consistentes para a discussão da noção de comunicação e se seu campo presumível.

  19. Photocatalytic Membrane Reactor for the Removal of C.I. Disperse Red 73

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    Valentina Buscio

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available After the dyeing process, part of the dyes used to color textile materials are not fixed into the substrate and are discharged into wastewater as residual dyes. In this study, a heterogeneous photocatalytic process combined with microfiltration has been investigated for the removal of C.I. Disperse Red 73 from synthetic textile effluents. The titanium dioxide (TiO2 Aeroxide P25 was selected as photocatalyst. The photocatalytic treatment achieved between 60% and 90% of dye degradation and up to 98% chemical oxygen demand (COD removal. The influence of different parameters on photocatalytic degradation was studied: pH, initial photocatalyst loading, and dye concentration. The best conditions for dye degradation were pH 4, an initial dye concentration of 50 mg·L−1, and a TiO2 loading of 2 g·L−1. The photocatalytic membrane treatment provided a high quality permeate, which can be reused.

  20. Improvement of Waste Tire Pyrolysis Oil and Performance Test with Diesel in CI Engine

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    M. N. Islam

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The standard of living, quality of life, and development of a nation depend on its per capita energy consumption. Global energy supply that mainly depends on fossil fuel is decreasing day by day. It is estimated that the energy demand will be increased five times by the year 2021 from present scenario. Due to the fossil fuel crisis, the development of alternative fuel technologies has drawn more attraction to deliver the replacement of fossil fuel. Pyrolysis is one of the promising alternative fuel technologies which produces valuable oil, char, and gas product from organic waste. Early investigations report that tire pyrolysis oil extracted from vacuum pyrolysis method seemed to have properties similar to diesel fuel. The main concern of this paper is to produce and improve the properties of crude tire pyrolysis oil by desulfurizing, distilling, and utilizing it with diesel in CI engine to analyze the efficiency for various compositions.

  1. Miguel de Unamuno. Pomiędzy fikcją a rzeczywistością

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    Agnieszka Kłosińska-Nachin

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available The article Miguel de Unamuno. Pomiędzy fikcją a rzeczywistością (Miguel de Unamuno. Between fiction and reality is an author's metalepsy analysis, a phenomenon described by Gerard Cenette (Mśtalepse. De la figurę k la fiction, 2004, in three texts by Miguel de Unamuno: Vida de Don Quijote y Sancho (1905, Niebla (1914 and Cómo se hace una novela (1927. Author's metalepsy, defined as transgression of the limits of fiction by an author, existentional metalepsy (understood as a vision of the world based on doubt, concerning the status of reality and reader's metalepsy (if he’s forced to transgression of the limits of fiction are the inseparable parts of Unamuno's writing.

  2. Mensurações em ciência Measurements in science

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    Harley Edson Amaral Bicas

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available A natureza da mensuração, terminologias e importância de seus usos em ciência são comentados quanto a sistemas numéricos, representações logarítmicas, unidades (com aplicações a medidas do índice de refração, acuidade visual e ângulos, ordens de grandeza, escalas, sensibilidades, leituras e interpolações, algarismos significativos, precisão e exatidão, fidedignidade e significância (clínica e estatística.The nature of mensurations, terminologies and the importance of their uses are commented regarding numerical systems, logarithmic representations, units (with applications to measurements of the index of refraction, visual acuity and angles, orders of magnitude, scales, sensitivity, instrumental readings and interpolations, significant digits, precision and accuracy, reliability and significance (clinical and statistical.

  3. Uma abordagem sociológica da sociologia: a ciência como campo

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    Vívian Matias dos Santos

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente ensaio objetiva analisar como o conceito de campo de Pierre Bourdieu pode contribuir para uma abordagem sociológica da Sociologia. A discussão desdobra-se desde a reflexão mais geral de como se firma a ciência até as possibilidades de compreensão da Sociologia neste espaço. Para tanto, fez-se necessário abordar o “campo científico” por meio das relações entre sua estrutura e seus agentes - relações “multidimensionais” que podem representar uma exitosa tentativa de superação da dicotomia ação/estrutura; indivíduo/sociedade; micro e macroteorização.

  4. Partnerstwo publiczno – prywatne w świetle Krajowego Standardu Rachunkowości nr 10

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    Dorota Adamek-Hyska

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Partnerstwo publiczno – prywatne w świetle Krajowego Standardu Rachunkowości nr 10 In Poland, the concept of public-private partnership generates many dilemmas in valuation, accounting records and the reporting of essential assets and liabilities. This issue is addressed by National Accounting Standard No. 10, which outlines the principles of PPP accounting in public and private accounting systems. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and evaluate the solutions adopted in National Accounting Standard No. 10 against the background of synthetic PPP characteristics. The research methods used are based on a critical analysis of national legislation, a comparative analysis of national and international accounting standards, and a literature analysis of public-private partnerships, public finances and financial accounting. The paper uses the conclusions from the observations of financial aspects of selected public-private partnership contracts as well as concession contracts for construction works and services in Poland

  5. The prevalence of previous self-harm amongst self-poisoning patients in Sri Lanka

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    Mohamed, Fahim; Perera, Aravinda; Wijayaweera, Kusal

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: One of the most important components of suicide prevention strategies is to target people who repeat self-harm as they are a high risk group. However, there is some evidence that the incidence of repeat self-harm is lower in Asia than in the West. The objective of this study...... was to investigate the prevalence of previous self-harm among a consecutive series of self-harm patients presenting to hospitals in rural Sri Lanka. METHOD: Six hundred and ninety-eight self-poisoning patients presenting to medical wards at two hospitals in Sri Lanka were interviewed about their previous episodes...... of self-harm. RESULTS: Sixty-one (8.7%, 95% CI 6.7-11%) patients reported at least one previous episode of self-harm [37 (10.7%) male, 24 (6.8%) female]; only 19 (2.7%, 95% CI 1.6-4.2%) patients had made more than one previous attempt. CONCLUSION: The low prevalence of previous self-harm is consistent...

  6. Oops, My Tests Broke the Build : An Explorative Analysis of Travis CI with GitHub

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    Beller, M.M.; Gousios, Giorgos; Zaidman, A.E.

    2017-01-01

    AbContinuous Integration (CI) has become a best practice of modern software development. Yet, at present, we have a shortfall of insight into the testing practices that are common in CI-based software development. In particular, we
    seek quantifiable evidence on how central testing is to the CI

  7. Proteomics Analysis Reveals Previously Uncharacterized Virulence Factors in Vibrio proteolyticus

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    Ann Ray

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Members of the genus Vibrio include many pathogens of humans and marine animals that share genetic information via horizontal gene transfer. Hence, the Vibrio pan-genome carries the potential to establish new pathogenic strains by sharing virulence determinants, many of which have yet to be characterized. Here, we investigated the virulence properties of Vibrio proteolyticus, a Gram-negative marine bacterium previously identified as part of the Vibrio consortium isolated from diseased corals. We found that V. proteolyticus causes actin cytoskeleton rearrangements followed by cell lysis in HeLa cells in a contact-independent manner. In search of the responsible virulence factor involved, we determined the V. proteolyticus secretome. This proteomics approach revealed various putative virulence factors, including active type VI secretion systems and effectors with virulence toxin domains; however, these type VI secretion systems were not responsible for the observed cytotoxic effects. Further examination of the V. proteolyticus secretome led us to hypothesize and subsequently demonstrate that a secreted hemolysin, belonging to a previously uncharacterized clan of the leukocidin superfamily, was the toxin responsible for the V. proteolyticus-mediated cytotoxicity in both HeLa cells and macrophages. Clearly, there remains an armory of yet-to-be-discovered virulence factors in the Vibrio pan-genome that will undoubtedly provide a wealth of knowledge on how a pathogen can manipulate host cells.

  8. Incidence of Acneform Lesions in Previously Chemically Damaged Persons-2004

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    N Dabiri

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Introduction & Objective: Chemical gas weapons especially nitrogen mustard which was used in Iraq-Iran war against Iranian troops have several harmful effects on skin. Some other chemical agents also can cause acne form lesions on skin. The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of acneform in previously chemically damaged soldiers and non chemically damaged persons. Materials & Methods: In this descriptive and analytical study, 180 chemically damaged soldiers, who have been referred to dermatology clinic between 2000 – 2004, and forty non-chemically damaged people, were chosen randomly and examined for acneform lesions. SPSS software was used for statistic analysis of the data. Results: The mean age of the experimental group was 37.5 ± 5.2 and that of the control group was 38.7 ± 5.9 years. The mean percentage of chemical damage in cases was 31 percent and the time after the chemical damage was 15.2 ± 1.1 years. Ninety seven cases (53.9 percent of the subjects and 19 people (47.5 percent of the control group had some degree of acne. No significant correlation was found in incidence, degree of lesions, site of lesions and age of subjects between two groups. No significant correlation was noted between percentage of chemical damage and incidence and degree of lesions in case group. Conclusion: Incidence of acneform lesions among previously chemically injured peoples was not higher than the normal cases.

  9. Kidnapping Detection and Recognition in Previous Unknown Environment

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    Yang Tian

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available An unaware event referred to as kidnapping makes the estimation result of localization incorrect. In a previous unknown environment, incorrect localization result causes incorrect mapping result in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM by kidnapping. In this situation, the explored area and unexplored area are divided to make the kidnapping recovery difficult. To provide sufficient information on kidnapping, a framework to judge whether kidnapping has occurred and to identify the type of kidnapping with filter-based SLAM is proposed. The framework is called double kidnapping detection and recognition (DKDR by performing two checks before and after the “update” process with different metrics in real time. To explain one of the principles of DKDR, we describe a property of filter-based SLAM that corrects the mapping result of the environment using the current observations after the “update” process. Two classical filter-based SLAM algorithms, Extend Kalman Filter (EKF SLAM and Particle Filter (PF SLAM, are modified to show that DKDR can be simply and widely applied in existing filter-based SLAM algorithms. Furthermore, a technique to determine the adapted thresholds of metrics in real time without previous data is presented. Both simulated and experimental results demonstrate the validity and accuracy of the proposed method.

  10. A relação interdisciplinar entre a ciência da informação e a ciência da comunicação: o estudo da informação e do conhecimento na biblioteconomia e no jornalismo / The interdiciplinary relationship between information science and communication science: the study of information and knowledge in librarianship and journalism

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    Sandryne Bernardino Barreto Januário

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Trata da relação interdisciplinar entre a Ciência da Informação e a Ciência da Comunicação, através do estudo dos “objetos” informação e conhecimento em duas de suas áreas, a Biblioteconomia e o Jornalismo, respectivamente. Analisa ainda aspectos semelhantes e diferentes dos objetos nas áreas das Ciências.

  11. LHV predication models and LHV effect on the performance of CI engine running with biodiesel blends

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    Tesfa, B.; Gu, F.; Mishra, R.; Ball, A.D.

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: • Lower heating values of neat biodiesel and its blends were measured experimentally. • Lower heating value prediction models were developed based on the density and viscosity values of the fuel. • The predication models were validated by measured values and previous models. • The prediction models were used to predict the lower heating value of 24 biodiesel feedstock types produced globally. • The effects of lower heating vale on brake specific fuel consumption and thermal efficiency were investigated. - Abstract: The heating value of fuel is one of its most important physical properties, and is used for the design and numerical simulation of combustion processes within internal combustion (IC) engines. Recently, there has been a significant increase in the use of dual fuel and blended fuels in compression ignition (CI) engines. Most of the blended fuels include biodiesel as one of the constituents and hence the objective of this study is to investigate the effect of biodiesel content to lower heating value (LHV) and to develop new LHV prediction models that correlate the LHV with biodiesel fraction, density and viscosity. Furthermore, this study also investigated the effects of the LHV on CI engines performance parameters experimentally. To achieve the above mentioned objectives density, viscosity and LHV of rapeseed oil biodiesel, corn oil biodiesel and waste oil biodiesel at different blend fraction values (B0, B5, B10, B20, B50, B75, and B100, where ‘B5’ denotes a blend of 5% biodiesel and 95% mineral diesel, etc.) were measured as per EN ISO 3675:1998, EN ISO 3104:1996 and DIN 51900 standards. The engine experimental work was conducted on a four-cylinder, four-stroke, direct injection (DI) and turbocharged diesel engine by using rapeseed oil and normal diesel blends. Based on the experimental results, models were developed which have the capability to predict the LHV corresponding to different fractions, densities and viscosities of

  12. CI in the work place: does involving the HRM function make any difference?

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    Hyland, Paul; Becker, Karen; Sload, Terry

    2008-01-01

    benefit the organisation's performance. The HRM function is often given the task of championing cultural change and managing aspects of training and learning, and it would appear that involvement of HRM professionals would enhance CI efforts and assist in the timely solution of issues within the CI......People are central to successful Continuous Improvement (CI), and in larger organisations a Human Resource Management (HRM) function is responsible for people related issues. Central to CI is learning and a culture that supports CI. Learning needs to be both individual and organisational, and must...

  13. Bilans w warunkach utraty kontynuacji działalności– zasada ostrożności czy treść ekonomiczna

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    Ewa Walińska

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Przedmiotem rozważań w niniejszym artykule są obecnie obowiązujące zasady sporządzania bilansu przedsiębiorstwa, które straciło zdolność do kontynuacji działalności z powodu postępowania upadłościowego. Bilans likwidacyjny rozpoczyna ostatni cykl życia przedsiębiorstwa – zakończenie jego działalności. W tym okresie zmieniają się cele działalności gospodarczej: jedynym celem staje się sprzedaż jego majątku. Brak zasady kontynuacji działalności przedsiębiorstwa upoważnia, zdaniem autorów, do odstępstw od pewnych zasad rachunkowości, głównie ostrożności, na rzecz zasady treści ekonomicznej. Takie odstępstwo realizuje zapisaną w prawie bilansowym koncepcję true and fair. W artykule postuluje się przyjęcie do wyceny majątku w bilansie likwidacyjnym wartości zbywczej niezależnie od tego, czy jest ona wyższa, czy niższa od jego wartości księgowej.

  14. HEART TRANSPLANTATION IN PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUS OPEN HEART SURGERY

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    R. Sh. Saitgareev

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Heart Transplantation (HTx to date remains the most effective and radical method of treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure. The defi cit of donor hearts is forcing to resort increasingly to the use of different longterm mechanical circulatory support systems, including as a «bridge» to the follow-up HTx. According to the ISHLT Registry the number of recipients underwent cardiopulmonary bypass surgery increased from 40% in the period from 2004 to 2008 to 49.6% for the period from 2009 to 2015. HTx performed in repeated patients, on the one hand, involves considerable technical diffi culties and high risks; on the other hand, there is often no alternative medical intervention to HTx, and if not dictated by absolute contradictions the denial of the surgery is equivalent to 100% mortality. This review summarizes the results of a number of published studies aimed at understanding the immediate and late results of HTx in patients, previously underwent open heart surgery. The effect of resternotomy during HTx and that of the specifi c features associated with its implementation in recipients previously operated on open heart, and its effects on the immediate and long-term survival were considered in this review. Results of studies analyzing the risk factors for perioperative complications in repeated recipients were also demonstrated. Separately, HTx risks after implantation of prolonged mechanical circulatory support systems were examined. The literature does not allow to clearly defi ning the impact factor of earlier performed open heart surgery on the course of perioperative period and on the prognosis of survival in recipients who underwent HTx. On the other hand, subject to the regular fl ow of HTx and the perioperative period the risks in this clinical situation are justifi ed as a long-term prognosis of recipients previously conducted open heart surgery and are comparable to those of patients who underwent primary HTx. Studies

  15. How Full is Full Employment? : How Tools and Not Theory Explained Full Employment

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    Rodenburg, P.

    2016-01-01

    The post-war debate on full employment policy was blurred and unclear since the concept of full employment itself was theoretically unclear and un-operational. Unable to theoretically determine the unemployment level of full employment, economists tried to find more empirically based ways to

  16. Ustawodawstwo Unii Europejskiej wobec mniejszości narodowych i etnicznych - casus romski

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    Wojciech Marcin Stankiewicz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The legislation of the European Union towards national and ethnic minorities - the case of Roma The European Union is still in the stage of creating the system of protection of national and ethnic minorities. Attempts of the European Parliament to improve the situation in the European Union need research and reflection. Social integration is the most important plane guaranteeing European integration, which is the basis for the future functioning of the European Union. The European community, which will be characterized by a common identity, will not be made up of individual countries but nations retaining their own diversity. Despite many efforts of the European Union the situation of the Roma minority has not dramatically improved. The main reasons are insufficient actions by the European Union, corruption of officials, and lack of interest for the Roma community among the Member States. So far, the measures taken have not produced desired results, so it’s necessary to devote more attention to this issue. The European Union needs strong support from other EU institutions and civil society. The main problem that affects the Roma community is long and difficult road to integration and acceptance by the other citizens of the European Union. A common phenomenon is the reluctance to strangers who are victims of discrimination. Strongly rooted stereotypes, lack of tolerance for other cultures proves that even the best-designed programs, as well as initiatives from the European Union are not sufficient. First of all, there is a need for commitment and unforced intercultural education from both the Roma and the rest of society, which will lead to mutual respect for differences. The phenomenon of social exclusion of the Roma minority is often related to their lifestyle, habits and patterns different from the rest of the society. Help which is offered by the European Union and the Member States is generally perceived as an attempt to breach the culture

  17. Jaką teorią jest Marksowska teoria wartości opartej na pracy?

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    Krzysztof Nowak-Posadzy

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    Full Text Available Tak zwana teoria wartości opartej na pracy (odtąd LTV, niegdyś powód do dumy całego środowiska marksistowskiego, stawała się z upływem lat przedmiotem jego zakłopotania. Jej odrzucenie w ramach tradycji lewicowej, zarówno przez część filozofów, jak i ekonomistów, wpisuje się w szersze zjawisko zwane „kryzysem marksizmu”. Wówczas to filozoficzna część środowiska marksistowskiego, chcąc uwolnić marksizm od wad „ekonomizmu”, odcięła go także od zalet mogących płynąć z przyjęcia perspektywy ekonomii teoretycznej. Natomiast część ekonomiczna przywołanego środowiska, chcąc uwolnić ekonomię marksistowską od niedociągnięć tkwiących w LTV, odcięła ją także od szczególnego statusu przypisywanego w tej tradycji intelektualnej pojęciu pracy. Chociaż uniewinniono później LTV od zarzutu o domniemaną logiczną sprzeczność, to jedynie po to, aby skazać ją następnie na zapomnienie za jej rzekomą zbyteczność. W niniejszym artykule omówiona zostanie specyfika Marksowskiej wersji LTV. We wstępie podane zostaną cztery jakościowe założenia, które, zdaniem autora, przesądzają o charakterze Marksowskiej wersji LTV, W pierwszej części zarysowane zostanie miejsce LTV w historii myśli ekonomicznej. Druga część dotyczyć będzie losów Marksowskiej wersji LTV w ramach samej tradycji marksistowskiej. W trzeciej części omówiony zostanie problem wartości i jej pomiaru. Czwarta część zostanie poświęcona analizie problemu pracy i wyboru jednostki jej pomiaru, a także próbie zrekonstruowania Marksowskiej teorii reprodukcji pracowników za pomocą pracy. W części piątej podjęta zostanie kwestia tego, jak interpretuje się współcześnie status metodologiczny marksowskiej wersji LTV. Artykuł kończy podsumowanie.

  18. Przestrzenne nierówności oferty edukacyjnej w zdecentralizowanym systemie oświaty. Przypadek Polski

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    Mikołaj Herbst

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Decentralizacja edukacji, podobnie jak decentralizacja wszelkich usług publicznych, wiąże się z ryzykiem zwiększenia nierówności między jednostkami samorządu terytorialnego w zakresie ponoszonych nakładów i jakości usług. W większości państw próbuje się temu zaradzić poprzez ustanowienie krajowych standardów usług edukacyjnych oraz redystrybucję środków finansowych, która pozwala zneutralizować wpływ terytorialnych zróżnicowań bazy podatkowej. Niniejsze opracowanie poświęcone będzie analizie skutecznościowych działań w przypadku Polski. W pierwszej części, na podstawie danych panelowych na poziomie gmin, pokazujemy, że mimo różnych instrumentów wyrównawczych stosowanych przez rząd centralny, lokalna baza podatkowa w znaczącym stopniu wpływa na wysokość nakładów przeznaczanych na edukację gimnazjalną. W części drugiej porównujemy liczbę i charakter przedmiotowy godzin lekcyjnych w gimnazjach położonych w najbiedniejszych i najbogatszych gminach. Wedle naszych ustaleń czas nauczania dla uczniów z najbiedniejszych i najbogatszych środowisk nie jest istotnie różny. Nie występują także znaczące różnice wysokości wynagrodzeń nauczycieli. Biedne i bogate gminy różnią się natomiast zakresem indywidualnego wsparcia dla uczniów.

  19. Por uma ciência formativa e indiciária: proposta epistemológica para a ciência da informação Formative science and indicial science: epistemological proposal for information science

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    Eliany Alvarenga de Araújo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Reflexão epistemológica sobre a Ciência da Informação como “fazer científico” que se estrutura na Ciência Moderna, em termos teóricos e metodológicos e nas Tecnologias daInformação, em termos aplicados. Tal configuração possibilitou o surgimento desta ciência, porém consideramos que a mesma não garantirá à mesma o pleno desenvolvimento comocampo de conhecimento consistente e moderno. A Ciência Moderna, enquanto visão e prática científica encontra-se esgotada e as Tecnologias de Informação são apenas mecanismos autoregulados que funcionam segundo princípios de automatismos. A partir destas considerações propomos o conceito de ciência formativa (Bachelard, 1996 e o paradigma indiciário (Ginzburg, 1991 como bases teóricas e metodológicas para uma epistemologia da Ciência da Informação. O conceito de ciência formativa se baseia no principio dos três estados do espírito científico e nas condições psicológicas do progresso científico e o paradigma indiciário propõe a intuição (empírica e racional como base metodológica para o fazer científico.Epistemological reflections on the Information Science as scientific field that if structure in the context of modern science, in theoretical and methodological terms and technologies of the information in applied terms. Such configuration made possible the sprouting of this science; however we consider that the same one will not guarantee to this science the full development as field of consistent and modern knowledge. Modern Science, while scientific practical vision and meets depleted and the information technologies are only auto-regulated mechanisms that function according to principles of automatisms. To leave of these considerations we propols the concept of Formative Science (Bachelard, 1996 and the Indiciario Paradigm (1991 with epistemological basis for the Information Science. The concept of formative science if a base on the principles of tree

  20. Escrevendo em aulas de ciências Writing in science classes

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    Carla Marques Alvarenga de Oliveira

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresentamos uma análise dos registros escritos dos alunos do 3° ano do Ensino Fundamental nas aulas de Ciências, em que a professora utilizou as atividades de conhecimento físico, criadas pelo Laboratório de Pesquisa e Ensino de Física da Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de São Paulo. Os registros analisados foram coletados na Escola de Aplicação da Feusp, no ano de 2001, durante o acompanhamento de três aulas de Ciências: o problema do submarino, o problema do barquinho e o problema da pressão. O artigo procura mostrar um panorama de como aparecem os registros realizados pelos alunos, após uma aula de Ciências em que eles são levados a resolver situações problemáticas por meio da experimentação, argumentar e escrever sobre os fenômenos físicos. Durante a análise, levou-se em consideração os tipos de textos que os alunos escrevem, o uso da primeira pessoa, o uso de verbos de ação, o respeito à ordem cronológica dos eventos e quais os tipos de explicações os alunos atribuem aos fenômenos trabalhados.This article analyzed the written records of Third Grade students of Elementary School at Escola de Aplicação, Universidade de São Paulo, gathered during the Science classes of the 2001 school year, in which activities about physical understanding were used. Created by the Laboratory of Research and Teaching of Physics - LAPEF, of the College of Education of USP, the activities "The Problem of the Submarine", "The Problem of the Little Boat" and "The Problem of the Pressure" required the students to solve problematic situations through experimentation, developing arguments and write about the phenomena. The study developed a framework of how the records are presented by the students, considering the types of texts they produce, the use of the first person, the use of verbs of action, the respect of the chronological order of events and the types of explanations the students give for the

  1. Fałszywy znak równości

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    Efraim Zuroff

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The equivalency canard Efraim Zuroff's text, originally published in Haaretz magazine, is a review of Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands. Snyder distinguishes six main mass murders commited by Nazi Germany and Soviet Union during the period of the Third Reich's existence. In Zuroff's opinion there are some significant differences between these tragedies. Dubious comparisons proposed by Snyder made the Holocaust most affected. Describing the Shoah as one of the six equally horryfying mass murders, the author ignores its ideological roots. Roots that sentenced to death all Jews  - regardless of their political views, religious practicies or the level of identification with Jewish community. Moreover Snyder takes no notice of the georaphical scope of the Holocaust. He also does not notice the fact, that the Nazis effectively managed to make so many Europeans their accomplices, who actively supported the Shoah.   Fałszywy znak równości Tekst Efraima Zuroffa, który pierwotnie ukazał się w piśmie Haaretz, to recenzja książki Skrwawione ziemie Timothy Snydera. Snyder wyróżnia sześć głównych masowych mordów popełnionych przez Niemcy i Związek Radziecki w okresie, który odpowiada istnieniu Trzeciej Rzeszy. Istnieją jednak, zdaniem Zuroffa, znaczące różnice między tymi tragediami. Na wątpliwych porównaniach, które proponuje Snyder, najbardziej „ucierpiał” Holokaust. Opisując Shoah jako jeden z sześciu równie straszliwych, masowych mordów, autor pomija jego ideologiczne korzenie, które sprawiały, że na śmierć skazany był każdy bez wyjątku Żyd, niezależnie od jego poglądów politycznych, praktyk religijnych czy stopnia identyfikacji z żydowską wspólnotą. Ponadto Snyder ignoruje ogromny zasięg geograficzny Holokaustu. Nie zauważa także skuteczności, z jaką naziści potrafili uczynić swoimi wspólnikami tak wielu Europejczyków, którzy w konsekwencji aktywnie wspomagali Shoah.

  2. Branding Grenlandii formą ekspresji tożsamości narodowej?

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    Dominika Bartnik-Światek

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    Full Text Available Branding Greenland as a form of expression of national identity? In the times of globalisation there is a tendency for countries to differentiate from others. More and more governments decide to launch professional nation branding campaigns in order to communicate to a broad public what a particular country has to offer as well as what values and images it wants to be associated with. Greenland is an example of a country that after a long period of colonisation and establishing self-government, in 2009 began to redefine its identity and reveal it to the world. A branding campaign has been implemented to communicate a newly defined image of Greenland. This campaign has been carried out using mainly social media and the tools that the Internet has to offer. The aim of this paper is to explore the concept of nation branding and to define the relation between nation branding and national identity. The purpose is also to analyse what images of Greenland as a brand are presented by “Pioneering nation” campaign.   Branding Grenlandii formą ekspresji tożsamości narodowej? W czasach globalizacji poszczególne państwa starają się wyróżnić na tle innych państw. Coraz więcej rządów decyduje się na przeprowadzenie profesjonalnych kampanii brandingowych, po to by podkreślić swoją wyjątkowość oraz to, że mają dużo do zaoferowania. Grenlandia to przykład państwa, które po długim okresie skolonizowania i po uzyskaniu autonomii w 2009 roku, zaczęło na nowo definiować swoją tożsamość i komunikować ją światu. W tym celu wdrożona została kampania, która wykorzystywała głównie media społecznościowe oraz inne narzędzia, które zapewnia internet. Celem niniejszego artykułu jest zbadanie zależności między brandingiem narodowym a tożsamością narodową, jak też analiza obrazu Grenlandii jako marki konstruowanej w kampanii „Pioneering nation”.

  3. Artigos da revista Ciência Hoje como recurso didático no ensino de química

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    Luciana Nobre de Abreu Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results from the selection and analysis of Ciência Hoje articles published from 2004 to 2009 with the aim to discuss some of their features which can assist teachers in chemistry teaching. Therefore, the articles were analyzed according to their content and format based on an analytical tool proposed by Kawamura and colleagues. The results indicate that this magazine offers a reasonable collection of articles related to chemistry with a variety of contents and approaches.

  4. Przykład utraty stateczności ściany frontowej pozostawionej po rozebraniu kamienicy

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    Janusz Laskowski

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    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono opis ściany frontowej budynku pozostawionej po jego rozbiórce. Prowizoryczne zabezpieczenie tej ściany oraz wpływ czynników zewnętrznych, w tym geologicznych, przyczyniły się do utraty przez tę ścianę stateczności, co przy braku jakichkolwiek skutecznych zabezpieczeń może doprowadzić do katastrofy budowlanej.

  5. O que é Ciência da Informação?

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    Carlos Alberto Ávila Araújo

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Apresenta um panorama da Ciência da Informação em três momentos. Inicialmente, seu surgimento e consolidação na década de 1960, como confluência de vários fatos: a distinção em relação à Arquivologia, à Biblioteconomia e à Museologia; a relação com a Documentação; a ocupação do espaço institucional da Biblioteconomia; as atividades dos primeiros “cientistas da informação”; as tecnologias da informação; e o uso da Teoria Matemática. Objetivo: Analisar a ampliação vivida nas décadas seguintes com o desenvolvimento de subáreas, das caracterizações do campo e da evolução do conceito de informação. Metodologia: Revisão de Literatura. Resultados: São apresentadas as tendências contemporâneas: as sistematizações da área, os três modelos para o estudo da informação e o desafio recente de diálogo com a Arquivologia, a Biblioteconomia e a Museologia. Conclusões: muitos processos e eventos aconteceram no campo da Ciência da Informação nestes últimos 45 anos. Diferentes subáreas foram formadas, conceitos formulados e reformulados, caracterizações problematizadas e discutidas, relações com outros campos de conhecimento tensionadas e concretizadas.

  6. Polska prasa tabletowa – modele biznesowe dystrybucji treści

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    Krzysztof Flasiński

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    Full Text Available Autor przeanalizował aplikacje spełniające trzy warunki: przeznaczone na tablety marki iPad, dostępne w sklepie App Store oraz powiązane z polskojęzycznymi tytułami prasowymi. Artykuł przedstawia kompletną panoramę polskiej prasy tabletowej. Ujętych zostało 38 aplikacji dostępnych 30 września 2011 r. Po zbadaniu wszystkich programów utworzono „mapę modeli biznesowych dystrybucji treści”. Czynnikiem decydującym o umieszczeniu na niej aplikacji prasowych była forma dystrybucji treści (płatna/bezpłatna oraz  rodzaj udostępnianej treści (powiązana z wydaniem drukowanym/powiązana z wydaniem online. Z analizy wynika, że 11 redakcji udostępnia płatne wydanie print, 10 – bezpłatne wydanie online, 7 – bezpłatne wydanie print, 3 – bezpłatne wydanie online oraz płatne wydanie print, jedna – oba wydania bezpłatnie, i jedna – oba wydania płatnie. Wywód uzupełniają dodatkowe dane: chronologiczna lista aplikacji prasowych według daty ukazania, wykaz kosztów korzystania z poszczególnych aplikacji, aktywność wydawców prasowych w App Store w rozbiciu na miesiące oraz kwartały.

  7. Trudności we wprowadzaniu reformy gimnazjalnej na obszarach wiejskich

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    Aneta Sobotka

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    Full Text Available Wprowadzone w 1999 r. gimnazja miały służyć wyrównywaniu szans edukacyjnych dzieci z terenów wiejskich. Jednym z założeń reformy było stworzenie dużych, samodzielnych i dobrze wyposażonych gimnazjów, w których wspólnie uczyliby się absolwenci wszystkich szkół podstawowych z terenu gminy. Po kilkunastu latach funkcjonowania gimnazja pod względem organizacyjnym bardzo się zróżnicowały – w niektórych gminach, zgodnie z założeniami reformatorów, ciągle funkcjonują duże i samodzielne gimnazja, jednak w części gmin bardzo małe gimnazja działają w zespole ze szkołą podstawową, gdzie uczniowie przez dziewięć lat nie zmieniają kolegów, nauczycieli i środowiska. Na podstawie ośmiu studiów przypadku gmin wiejskich pokazano w artykule proces kształtowania sieci gimnazjów w pierwszych latach reformy systemu szkolnego. Próbowano zrozumieć, jakie czynniki zadecydowały o wytworzeniu się tych dwóch modeli gimnazjum. Przedstawione studia przypadku pokazują, że sieć szkolna jest nie tyle wynikiem realizacji planów tworzenia sieci szkolnej przez władze lokalne, ile raczej wynikiem gry pomiędzy lokalnymi władzami a lokalnymi społecznościami.

  8. The functional significance of cortical reorganization and the parallel development of CI therapy

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    Edward eTaub

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available For the 19th and the better part of the 20th centuries two correlative beliefs were strongly held by almost all neuroscientists and practitioners in the field of neurorehabilitation. The first was that after maturity the adult CNS was hardwired and fixed, and second that in the chronic phase after CNS injury no substantial recovery of function could take place no matter what intervention was employed. However, in the last part of the 20th century evidence began to accumulate that neither belief was correct. First, in the 1960s and 1970s, in research with primates given a surgical abolition of somatic sensation from a single forelimb, which rendered the extremity useless, it was found that behavioral techniques could convert the limb into an extremity that could be used extensively. Beginning in the late 1980s, the techniques employed with deafferented monkeys were translated into a rehabilitation treatment, termed Constraint Induced Movement therapy or CI therapy, for substantially improving the motor deficit of the upper and lower extremities in the chronic phase after stroke. CI therapy has been applied successfully to other types of damage to the CNS such as traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury, and it has also been used to improve function in focal hand dystonia and for aphasia after stroke. As this work was proceeding, it was being shown during the 1980s and 1990s that sustained modulation of afferent input could alter the structure of the CNS and that this topographic reorganization could have relevance to the function of the individual. The alteration in these once fundamental beliefs has given rise to important recent developments in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation and holds promise for further increasing our understanding of CNS function and extending the boundaries of what is possible in neurorehabilitation.

  9. Dual inhibitory action of enadoline (CI977) on release of amino acids in the rat hippocampus.

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    Millan, M H; Chapman, A G; Meldrum, B S

    1995-06-06

    The effect of the kappa-opioid receptor agonist enadoline (CI977, (5R)-(5 alpha,7 alpha,8 beta)-N-methyl-N-[7-(1-pyrrilidinyl)-1-oxaspiro [4,5]dec-8-yl-4-benzofuranacetamide monohydrochloride), on the release of amino acids was studied in the hippocampus of freely moving rats. K+, 100 mM, or veratrine, 100 microM, were applied for 10 min via the dialysis probe, either alone (control groups) or together with CI977 (after a 10 min pretreatment with CI977 in the perfusion medium). To test the specificity of the response to CI977, nor-binaltorphimine, a selective kappa-opioid receptor antagonist, was delivered together with CI977 in two groups of animals. To test the effect of systemic injection, CI977 was given subcutaneously 30 min prior to either stimulus. K(+)-induced release of glutamate and aspartate was significantly reduced by CI977, 2.5 mM; release of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was reduced by 250 microM CI977 in the probe. The effect of CI977 on release of glutamate and aspartate, but not of GABA, was reversed by nor-binaltorphimine (45 microM). Systemic treatment with CI977, 1 or 10 mg/kg, did not reduce K(+)-induced release of glutamate. Veratrine-induced release of aspartate and glutamate was significantly inhibited by 25 microM and release of GABA by 250 microM CI977 in the probe, and this effect was not modified by nor-binaltorphimine (58 microM). Systemic injection of CI977 1 mg/kg significantly reduced veratrine-induced release of glutamate. These results indicate that CI977 regulates release of amino acids by two independent mechanisms.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  10. Previous experience of family violence and intimate partner violence in pregnancy.

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    Ludermir, Ana Bernarda; Araújo, Thália Velho Barreto de; Valongueiro, Sandra Alves; Muniz, Maria Luísa Corrêa; Silva, Elisabete Pereira

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    To estimate differential associations between the exposure to violence in the family of origin and victimization and perpetration of intimate partner violence in pregnancy. A nested case-control study was carried out within a cohort study with 1,120 pregnant women aged 18-49 years old, who were registered in the Family Health Strategy of the city of Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil, between 2005 and 2006. The cases were the 233 women who reported intimate partner violence in pregnancy and the controls were the 499 women who did not report it. Partner violence in pregnancy and previous experiences of violence committed by parents or other family members were assessed with a standardized questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were modeled to identify differential associations between the exposure to violence in the family of origin and victimization and perpetration of intimate partner violence in pregnancy. Having seen the mother suffer intimate partner violence was associated with physical violence in childhood (OR = 2.62; 95%CI 1.89-3.63) and in adolescence (OR = 1.47; 95%CI 1.01-2.13), sexual violence in childhood (OR = 3.28; 95%CI 1.68-6.38) and intimate partner violence during pregnancy (OR = 1.47; 95% CI 1.01 - 2.12). The intimate partner violence during pregnancy was frequent in women who reported more episodes of physical violence in childhood (OR = 2.08; 95%CI 1.43-3.02) and adolescence (OR = 1.63; 95%CI 1.07-2.47), who suffered sexual violence in childhood (OR = 3.92; 95%CI 1.86-8.27), and who perpetrated violence against the partner (OR = 8.67; 95%CI 4.57-16.45). Experiences of violence committed by parents or other family members emerge as strong risk factors for intimate partner violence in pregnancy. Identifying and understanding protective and risk factors for the emergence of intimate partner violence in pregnancy and its maintenance may help policymakers and health service managers to develop intervention strategies.

  11.  Znaczenie dorobku naukowego Profesor Elżbiety Burzym dla rozwoju nauki i praktyki rachunkowości w Polsce

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    Irena Sobańska

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    Full Text Available  Celem artykułu jest przypomnienie znaczenia dorobku naukowego Profesor Elżbiety Burzym dla rozwo-ju teorii rachunkowości, badań naukowych w tej dyscyplinie oraz praktyki rachunkowości w Polsce. Przedmiotem artykułu są definicje, tezy, poglądy i koncepcje teoretyczne systemu rachunkowości oraz systemu rachunku kosztów formułowane przez Profesor Burzym, które stanowią znaczący wkład w rozwój teorii rachunkowości w Polsce. W artykule objaśniono na przykładzie z literatury skutki roz-wiązywania problemów rachunkowości z perspektywy proceduralno-formalnej, a nie merytorycznej, która dominowała w opracowaniach naukowych Profesor Burzym.

  12. Towards full citizenship: correlates of engagement with the gender identity law among transwomen in Argentina.

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    María Eugenia Socías

    Full Text Available In May 2012, Argentina passed its "Gender Identity" Law, which aimed to address the legal invisibility, discrimination and marginalization that transgender individuals have historically faced. The aim of this study was to explore factors associated with engagement with the Gender Identity Law among transwomen living in Argentina.Data were derived from a 2013 nationwide, cross-sectional study involving transwomen in Argentina. Using multivariate logistic regression, we assessed the prevalence and factors associated with acquiring a gender-congruent identity card within the first 18 months of enactment of the Gender Identity Law.Among 452 transwomen, 260 (57.5% reported that they had obtained a new gender-congruent identity card. In multivariate analysis, factors positively associated with acquiring a new ID were: previously experiencing discrimination by healthcare workers (adjusted odd ratio [aOR] = 2.01, 95% CI: 1.27-3.20; having engaged in transition procedures (aOR = 3.06, 95% CI: 1.58-5.93; and having a job other than sex work (aOR = 1.81, 95% CI: 1.06-3.10. Foreign born transwomen were less likely to have obtained a new ID (aOR = 0.14, 95% CI: 0.06-0.33.More than half of transwomen in our sample acquired a new gender-congruent ID within the first 18 months of enactment of the Gender Identity Law. However, access to and uptake of this right has been heterogeneous. In particular, our findings suggest that the most empowered transwomen may have been among the first to take advantage of this right. Although educational level, housing conditions, HIV status and sex work were not associated with the outcome, foreign-born status was a strong negative correlate of new ID acquisition. Therefore, additional efforts should be made in order to ensure that benefits of this founding policy reach all transwomen in Argentina.

  13. Możliwości wykorzystania MSSF 9 do kształtowania wyniku finansowego jednostki gospodarczej

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    Maciej Frendzel

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    Full Text Available Artykuł podejmuje problematykę zastosowania Międzynarodowego Standardu Sprawozdawczości Finan- sowej (MSSF 9 Instrumenty finansowe w kontekście możliwości wykorzystania przewidzianych w nim rozwiązań do uzyskania pożądanych rezultatów w zakresie sprawozdawczości finansowej. Celem artykułu jest prezentacja wybranych obszarów rachunkowości instrumentów finansowych, które mogą być wyko- rzystane do kształtowania wyniku finansowego i sytuacji finansowej jednostki gospodarczej w kontek- ście pierwszego zastosowania tej regulacji. W artykule zastosowano metodę krytycznej analizy, wnio- skowania dedukcyjnego oraz studium przypadku. Na potrzeby artykułu i zastosowania studium przypad- ku przeprowadzono dwa wywiady niestrukturyzowane z osobami zajmującymi kierownicze stanowiska w instytucji finansowej w Polsce oraz przeanalizowano przeprowadzone przez nich symulacje.

  14. A crítica de Charles Taylor ao naturalismo na Ciência Política

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    Full Text Available Os mais recentes esforços de revitalização do enfoque interpretativo na Ciência Política têm sua gênese na década de 1960, quando vários autores passaram a advogar a centralidade do estudo dos significados lingüístico e hermenêutico dos fenômenos políticos. Dentre tais autores, destaca-se o filósofo e politólogo Charles Taylor, cujos textos dos anos 1960 e 1970 desferem críticas contundentes ao naturalismo subjacente ao mainstream da Ciência Política da época. Meu objetivo é explorar a crítica de Taylor ao naturalismo, pensadas no contexto de uma proposta de abordagem interpretativa para a Ciência Política. Primeiramente, contextualizarei as contribuições de Taylor no âmbito mais amplo do interpretive turn nas Ciências Sociais. Em seguida, sumarizarei as reservas que Quentin Skinner e Clifford Geertz apresentam à crítica de Taylor.

  15. BADANIE MIESZANEK MINERALNO-ASFALTOWYCH W WARUNKACH ŚCINANIA PRZY KONTROLOWANEJ SZTYWNOŚCI WZDŁUŻNEJ

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    Adam ZOFKA

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    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono koncepcję nowej metody badania próbek z mieszanki mineralno-asfaltowej w warunkach ścinania z ciśnieniem bocznym. Dotychczas stosowane metody badawcze ścinania z obciążeniem bocznym opierają się na ocenie właściwości mieszanki mineralno-asfaltowej przy ścinaniu w warunkach stałej siły wzdłużnej lub stałej objętości badanej próbki. Nowa metoda badawcza pozwala na badanie ścinania przy stałej sztywności wzdłużnej. Aby możliwe było badanie według tej metody, zaprojektowano i wykonano specjalną przystawkę o nazwie AST (ang. Advanced Shear Tester. W artykule przedstawiono zarówno opis procesu twórczego podczas projektowania przystawki, jak wykonane urządzenie. Zaprezentowano pierwsze wyniki badań walidacyjnych uzyskanych przy użyciu przystawki na próbkach UHMW-PE oraz z mieszanki mineralno-asfaltowej.

  16. Application of the graphical unitary group approach to the energy second derivative for CI wave functions via the coupled perturbed CI equations

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    1983-10-01

    Analytic derivatives of the potential energy for Self-Consistent-Field (SCF) wave functions have been developed in recent years and found to be useful tools. The first derivative for configuration interaction (CI) wave functions is also available. This work details the extension of analytic methods to energy second derivatives for CI wave functions. The principal extension required for second derivatives is evaluation of the first order change in the CI wave function with respect to a nuclear perturbation. The shape driven graphical unitary group approach (SDGUGA) direct CI program was adapted to evaluate this term via the coupled-perturbed CI equations. Several iterative schemes are compared for use in solving these equations. The pilot program makes no use of molecular symmetry but the timing results show that utilization of molecular symmetry is desirable. The principles for defining and solving a set of symmetry adapted equations are discussed. Evaluation of the second derivative also requires the solution of the second order coupled-perturbed Hartree-Fock equations to obtain the correction to the molecular orbitals due to the nuclear perturbation. This process takes a consistently higher percentage of the computation time than for the first order equations alone and a strategy for its reduction is discussed

  17. Developed Turbulence: From Full Simulations to Full Mode Reductions

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    Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef; Reeh, Achim

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    Developed Navier-Stokes turbulence is simulated with varying wave-vector mode reductions. The flatness and the skewness of the velocity derivative depend on the degree of mode reduction. They show a crossover towards the value of the full numerical simulation when the viscous subrange starts to be

  18. Impact of previously disadvantaged land-users on sustainable ...

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    Impact of previously disadvantaged land-users on sustainable agricultural ... about previously disadvantaged land users involved in communal farming systems ... of input, capital, marketing, information and land use planning, with effect on ...

  19. Is Previous Tubal Ligation a Risk Factor for Hysterectomy because of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?

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    Sanam Moradan

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Post tubal ligation syndrome (PTLS is a term used to describe a variety of post tubal ligation side effects or symptoms. These include increased menstrual bleeding and hysterectomy. Whether or not post tubal syndrome is a real entity, it has been a subject of controversy in the medical literature for decades. Numerous studies have reported conflicting conclusions about these symptoms. In this study the incidence of hysterectomy for bleeding disorders among sterilized women was compared with the incidence of hysterectomy for bleeding disorders among non-sterilized female population of the same age.Methods: This study was carried out on 160 women, 38-52 years, who underwent hysterectomy in Amir University Hospital, Semnan, Iran, from September 2008 to September 2011. After gathering of data from medical records, in this study, the incidence of hysterectomy for bleeding disorders among sterilized women was compared with the incidence of hysterectomy for bleeding disorders among nonsterilized female population for the same age.Results: The mean age of the study group was 44/4±5/7 and the mean age of the control group was 45/2±5/3, (p=0.424.The mean parity of the study group was 3/8±1/8 and the mean parity of the control group was 3/5±1/4, (p=0.220. So, in regard to age and parity, two groups were matched. Hysterectomies were performed for 160 cases and abnormal uterine bleeding was the cause of hysterectomy in 67 cases. Among 67 cases, 19 cases (37.3% had previous tubal sterilization + hysterectomy (study group and 48 cases (44% were not undergoing tubal sterilization but had hysterectomy for abnormal bleeding causes (control group. Statistical analyses showed that there were not significant differences between two groups, (RR=0.85; 95% CI: 0.56-1.28; p=0.418.Conclusion: The result of this study showed that previous tubal sterilization is not a risk factor for undergoing hysterectomy because of abnormal uterine bleeding.

  20. CiOpt: a program for optimization of the frequency response of linear circuits

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    Miró Sans, Joan Maria; Palà Schönwälder, Pere

    1991-01-01

    An interactive personal-computer program for optimizing the frequency response of linear lumped circuits (CiOpt) is presented. CiOpt has proved to be an efficient tool in improving designs where the inclusion of more accurate device models distorts the desired frequency response, as well as in device modeling. The outputs of CiOpt are the element values which best match the obtained and the desired frequency response. The optimization algorithms used (the Fletcher-Powell and Newton's methods,...

  1. 21 CFR 73.3112 - C.I. Vat Orange 1.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false C.I. Vat Orange 1. 73.3112 Section 73.3112 Food... COLOR ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATION Medical Devices § 73.3112 C.I. Vat Orange 1. (a) Identity. The color additive is C.I. Vat Orange 1, Colour Index No. 59105. (b) Uses and restrictions. (1) The...

  2. Analiza wielkości i zmienności zużycia wody w kampusie Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie

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    Piotr Wichowski

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono badania wielkości i zmienności zużycia wody w kampusie SGGW w roku akademickim 2012/13. Przeciętne jednostkowe zużycie wody w okresie, kiedy realizowane są zajęcia dydaktyczne, wyniosło 29,3 dm3·d–1 dla studenta studiów stacjonarnych i 23,2 dm3·d–1 dla studenta studiów niestacjonarnych. W okresie wakacyjnym wskaźniki te są niższe i wynoszą odpowiednio 15,2 oraz 11,4 dm3·d–1. Wskaźniki te wyznaczono bez uwzględnienia zużycia wody w akademikach. Współczynnik nierównomierności dobowej dla całego kampusu wyniósł 1,54 i był zbliżony do współczynnika nierównomierności godzinowej, wynoszącego 1,52. Najwyższe miesięczne zużycie wody wystąpiło w czerwcu i było o 85% większe od najniższego, które wystąpiło w sierpniu. W cyklu tygodniowym najwyższe zużycie wody obserwowano we wtorki, a najniższe w niedziele. Przeciętne rozbiory wtorkowe są wyższe od rozbiorów niedzielnych o 31,5%. Szczyty rozbiorów w ciągu doby przypadały w godzinach 10–15 oraz 23–01.

  3. 22 CFR 40.91 - Certain aliens previously removed.

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Certain aliens previously removed. 40.91... IMMIGRANTS UNDER THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Aliens Previously Removed § 40.91 Certain aliens previously removed. (a) 5-year bar. An alien who has been found inadmissible, whether as a result...

  4. Risks of cardiovascular adverse events and death in patients with previous stroke undergoing emergency noncardiac, nonintracranial surgery

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    Christiansen, Mia N.; Andersson, Charlotte; Gislason, Gunnar H.

    2017-01-01

    Background: The outcomes of emergent noncardiac, nonintracranial surgery in patients with previous stroke remain unknown. Methods: All emergency surgeries performed in Denmark (2005 to 2011) were analyzed according to time elapsed between previous ischemic stroke and surgery. The risks of 30-day...... mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events were estimated as odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs using adjusted logistic regression models in a priori defined groups (reference was no previous stroke). In patients undergoing surgery immediately (within 1 to 3 days) or early after stroke (within 4 to 14...... and general anesthesia less frequent in patients with previous stroke (all P Risks of major adverse cardiovascular events and mortality were high for patients with stroke less than 3 months (20.7 and 16.4% events; OR = 4.71 [95% CI, 4.18 to 5.32] and 1.65 [95% CI, 1.45 to 1.88]), and remained...

  5. WERYFIKACJA MOŻLIWOŚCI ZASTOSOWANIA WSKAŹNIKA ITS DO OCENY STANU TROFICZNEGO ZBIORNIKA DOBCZYCKIEGO

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    Elena NEVEROVA-DZIOPAK

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available W ostatnich latach problem eutrofizacji stał się powszechny nie tylko w wodach stojących ale także w płynących. Budzi on spore zainteresowanie zwłaszcza gdy zaczyna dotyczyć wód przeznaczonych do zaopatrzenia ludzi w wodę do spożycia. Zbiornik Dobczycki o którym traktuje artykuł jest właśnie takim rezerwuarem. Tu ujmowana jest woda dla mieszkańców Krakowa. W literaturze spotyka się stwierdzenia, że wody zbiornika zawsze były podatne na eutrofizację ze względu na ładunki biogenów które są wnoszone do niego przez Rabę. Problem oceny stopnia eutrofizacji Zbiornika Dobczyckiego został więc podjęty nie tyle ze względów poznawczych, co utylitarnych. Wymagał rzetelnej i szczegółowej analizy danych pomiarowych pochodzących z monitoringu. Do oceny zjawiska eutrofizacji wykorzystano integralny wskaźnik troficzności ITS. Jest on jednym z coraz powszechniej stosowanych obecnie zagregowanych wskaźników. Dostrzeżono że graniczne wartości pojedynczych parametrów niekoniecznie odzwierciedlają stan trofii i uprawniają do wnioskowania o zjawisku eutrofizacji. Zastosowanie wskaźnika ITS wiąże się z wykorzystaniem parametrów takich jak pH i nasycenie wody tlenem, które odzwierciedlają bilans gazowy w wodach, zmieniający się wraz ze zmianą bilansu procesów produkcji i rozkładu materii organicznej. Nie wymaga on więc szczegółowych oznaczeń monitoringowych, przez co może być wykorzystywany jako uniwersalny sposób oceny trofii. W artykule uzasadniono wybór wskaźnika ITS jako metody oceny trofii na podstawie analizy statystycznej danych monitoringu Zbiornika pochodzących z okresu wieloletniego. Uwiarygodniło to ocenę i pozwoliło dostrzec pewne prawidłowości procesu oraz jego dynamikę. Na jej podstawie możliwa jest prognoza prawdopodobnego scenariusza dalszego rozwoju zjawiska. Utrzymujący się w minionych 15 latach stan pograniczny zaawansowanej mezotrofii/eutrofii przy jednoczesnej dobrej

  6. Measurement of Small Values of Hydrostatic Pressure with the Compensation of Atmospheric Pressure Influence / Pomiar Małych Wartości Ciśnienia Hydrostatycznego Z Kompensacją Wpływu Ciśnienia Atmosferycznego

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    Broda, Krzysztof; Filipek, Wiktor

    2013-09-01

    Knowledge of pressure distribution (or differential pressure ) determines the fluid flow description through the porous medium. In the case of big Reynolds numbers it is not difficult, but for laminar flows (i.e. for Re numbers Bear, 1988; Duckworth, 1983; Troskolański, 1957) from the scope 0.01 to 3) this description is virtually impossible on the basis of the tools available on the market. The previous study (Broda & Filipek, 2012) focused on the difficulty of measurement in the case of small differences of pressure and suggested a new original method for the measurement. A new unit for the measurement was constructed consisting of two separate measurement containers. Then the measurements were conducted, which necessitated temperature stabilization of the device and compensation of the atmospheric pressure influence on the measurement process. This paper presents the results of the continuation of research concerning the methods and equipment for the measurement of very small pressure differences. The paper includes also the experience gained from the new measurement unit, which was presented in figures 1-5 subsequently presenting the concept of measurement of small values of hydrodynamic pressure with compensation of atmospheric pressure influence fig. 1; illustration presenting the state corresponding to the case of the lack of flow through the tested item fig 2; state corresponding to the fluid flow through the tested item fig. 3; then the description of the measurement of pressure drop on the tested item fig. 4 and the measurement methodology (relations (1) - (20)). Picture of the measurement unit and its components - fig. 5. Furthermore, the authors present an exemplary measurement series and focus on the method of measurement and data processing - tables 1-8 and figures 6-8. Table 4 presents the comparison of the measurement unit used in the previous research (Broda & Filipek, 2012) and the new one - presented in the paper. It should be noted that the

  7. Obstetric Outcomes of Mothers Previously Exposed to Sexual Violence.

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    Gisladottir, Agnes; Luque-Fernandez, Miguel Angel; Harlow, Bernard L; Gudmundsdottir, Berglind; Jonsdottir, Eyrun; Bjarnadottir, Ragnheidur I; Hauksdottir, Arna; Aspelund, Thor; Cnattingius, Sven; Valdimarsdottir, Unnur A

    2016-01-01

    There is a scarcity of data on the association of sexual violence and women's subsequent obstetric outcomes. Our aim was to investigate whether women exposed to sexual violence as teenagers (12-19 years of age) or adults present with different obstetric outcomes than women with no record of such violence. We linked detailed prospectively collected information on women attending a Rape Trauma Service (RTS) to the Icelandic Medical Birth Registry (IBR). Women who attended the RTS in 1993-2010 and delivered (on average 5.8 years later) at least one singleton infant in Iceland through 2012 formed our exposed cohort (n = 1068). For each exposed woman's delivery, nine deliveries by women with no RTS attendance were randomly selected from the IBR (n = 9126) matched on age, parity, and year and season of delivery. Information on smoking and Body mass index (BMI) was available for a sub-sample (n = 792 exposed and n = 1416 non-exposed women). Poisson regression models were used to estimate Relative Risks (RR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). Compared with non-exposed women, exposed women presented with increased risks of maternal distress during labor and delivery (RR 1.68, 95% CI 1.01-2.79), prolonged first stage of labor (RR 1.40, 95% CI 1.03-1.88), antepartum bleeding (RR 1.95, 95% CI 1.22-3.07) and emergency instrumental delivery (RR 1.16, 95% CI 1.00-1.34). Slightly higher risks were seen for women assaulted as teenagers. Overall, we did not observe differences between the groups regarding the risk of elective cesarean section (RR 0.86, 95% CI 0.61-1.21), except for a reduced risk among those assaulted as teenagers (RR 0.56, 95% CI 0.34-0.93). Adjusting for maternal smoking and BMI in a sub-sample did not substantially affect point estimates. Our prospective data suggest that women with a history of sexual assault, particularly as teenagers, are at increased risks of some adverse obstetric outcomes.

  8. Bezpieczne formy aktywności fizycznej dla kobiet w ciąży = Secure forms of physical activity for pregnant women

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    Urtnowska, Katarzyna; Bułatowicz, Irena; Ludwikowski, Grzegorz; Zukow, Walery

    2016-01-01

    Urtnowska Katarzyna, Bułatowicz Irena, Ludwikowski Grzegorz, Zukow Walery. Bezpieczne formy aktywności fizycznej dla kobiet w ciąży = Secure forms of physical activity for pregnant women. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2016;6(5):291-297. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.51894 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/3526 The journal has had 7 points in Ministry of Science and Higher Education parametric evaluation. Part B item 755 (23...

  9. Development and Analysis of Original UNIFAC-CI and Modified UNIFAC-CI Models for Prediction of VLE and SLE Systems

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    Mustaffa, Azizul Azri; Kontogeorgis, Georgios; Kang, Jeong Won

    approach that is able to extend the application range of property models has been developed for mixture properties. This so-called GCPlus approach is a hybrid model which combines GC and valence connectivity indices (CI). The main idea is the use of CI to describe the molecular fragmentation that relates...... parameters are checked using a quality assessment algorithm which combines four widely used consistency tests (Herington, Van Ness, Point/Differential and Infinite Dilution tests) and also a check on the consistencies of the data with the pure component vapor pressures. The overall quality factors, QVLE...

  10. Cerebral Metastasis from a Previously Undiagnosed Appendiceal Adenocarcinoma

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    Antonio Biroli

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Brain metastases arise in 10%–40% of all cancer patients. Up to one third of the patients do not have previous cancer history. We report a case of a 67-years-old male patient who presented with confusion, tremor, and apraxia. A brain MRI revealed an isolated right temporal lobe lesion. A thorax-abdomen-pelvis CT scan showed no primary lesion. The patient underwent a craniotomy with gross-total resection. Histopathology revealed an intestinal-type adenocarcinoma. A colonoscopy found no primary lesion, but a PET-CT scan showed elevated FDG uptake in the appendiceal nodule. A right hemicolectomy was performed, and the specimen showed a moderately differentiated mucinous appendiceal adenocarcinoma. Whole brain radiotherapy was administrated. A subsequent thorax-abdomen CT scan revealed multiple lung and hepatic metastasis. Seven months later, the patient died of disease progression. In cases of undiagnosed primary lesions, patients present in better general condition, but overall survival does not change. Eventual identification of the primary tumor does not affect survival. PET/CT might be a helpful tool in detecting lesions of the appendiceal region. To the best of our knowledge, such a case was never reported in the literature, and an appendiceal malignancy should be suspected in patients with brain metastasis from an undiagnosed primary tumor.

  11. High-Grade Leiomyosarcoma Arising in a Previously Replanted Limb

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    Tiffany J. Pan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Sarcoma development has been associated with genetics, irradiation, viral infections, and immunodeficiency. Reports of sarcomas arising in the setting of prior trauma, as in burn scars or fracture sites, are rare. We report a case of a leiomyosarcoma arising in an arm that had previously been replanted at the level of the elbow joint following traumatic amputation when the patient was eight years old. He presented twenty-four years later with a 10.8 cm mass in the replanted arm located on the volar forearm. The tumor was completely resected and pathology examination showed a high-grade, subfascial spindle cell sarcoma diagnosed as a grade 3 leiomyosarcoma with stage pT2bNxMx. The patient underwent treatment with brachytherapy, reconstruction with a free flap, and subsequently chemotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of leiomyosarcoma developing in a replanted extremity. Development of leiomyosarcoma in this case could be related to revascularization, scar formation, or chronic injury after replantation. The patient remains healthy without signs of recurrence at three-year follow-up.

  12. Global functional atlas of Escherichia coli encompassing previously uncharacterized proteins.

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    Pingzhao Hu

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available One-third of the 4,225 protein-coding genes of Escherichia coli K-12 remain functionally unannotated (orphans. Many map to distant clades such as Archaea, suggesting involvement in basic prokaryotic traits, whereas others appear restricted to E. coli, including pathogenic strains. To elucidate the orphans' biological roles, we performed an extensive proteomic survey using affinity-tagged E. coli strains and generated comprehensive genomic context inferences to derive a high-confidence compendium for virtually the entire proteome consisting of 5,993 putative physical interactions and 74,776 putative functional associations, most of which are novel. Clustering of the respective probabilistic networks revealed putative orphan membership in discrete multiprotein complexes and functional modules together with annotated gene products, whereas a machine-learning strategy based on network integration implicated the orphans in specific biological processes. We provide additional experimental evidence supporting orphan participation in protein synthesis, amino acid metabolism, biofilm formation, motility, and assembly of the bacterial cell envelope. This resource provides a "systems-wide" functional blueprint of a model microbe, with insights into the biological and evolutionary significance of previously uncharacterized proteins.

  13. Influence of Previous Knowledge in Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking

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    María Aranguren

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to analyze the influence of study field, expertise and recreational activities participation in Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT, 1974 performance. Several hypotheses were postulated to explore the possible effects of previous knowledge in TTCT verbal and TTCT figural university students’ outcomes. Participants in this study included 418 students from five study fields: Psychology;Philosophy and Literature, Music; Engineering; and Journalism and Advertising (Communication Sciences. Results found in this research seem to indicate that there in none influence of the study field, expertise and recreational activities participation in neither of the TTCT tests. Instead, the findings seem to suggest some kind of interaction between certain skills needed to succeed in specific studies fields and performance on creativity tests, such as the TTCT. These results imply that TTCT is a useful and valid instrument to measure creativity and that some cognitive process involved in innovative thinking can be promoted using different intervention programs in schools and universities regardless the students study field.

  14. Multispecies Coevolution Particle Swarm Optimization Based on Previous Search History

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    Danping Wang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A hybrid coevolution particle swarm optimization algorithm with dynamic multispecies strategy based on K-means clustering and nonrevisit strategy based on Binary Space Partitioning fitness tree (called MCPSO-PSH is proposed. Previous search history memorized into the Binary Space Partitioning fitness tree can effectively restrain the individuals’ revisit phenomenon. The whole population is partitioned into several subspecies and cooperative coevolution is realized by an information communication mechanism between subspecies, which can enhance the global search ability of particles and avoid premature convergence to local optimum. To demonstrate the power of the method, comparisons between the proposed algorithm and state-of-the-art algorithms are grouped into two categories: 10 basic benchmark functions (10-dimensional and 30-dimensional, 10 CEC2005 benchmark functions (30-dimensional, and a real-world problem (multilevel image segmentation problems. Experimental results show that MCPSO-PSH displays a competitive performance compared to the other swarm-based or evolutionary algorithms in terms of solution accuracy and statistical tests.

  15. Full-F gyrofluid model

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    Madsen, Jens

    2013-01-01

    variables. The fluid moment hierarchy is closed by approximating the gyrokinetic distribution function as a finite order Hermite-Laguerre polynomial and by determining closure approximations for terms involving the gyrokinetic gyro-averaging operator. The model exactly conserves the gyrokinetic full......A global electromagnetic gyrofluid model based on the full-F gyrokinetic model is derived. The gyrofluid moment variables are not split into fluctuating and equilibrium parts. Profiles are evolved freely, and gyro-averaging operators are not parametrized, but are functions of the gyrofluid moment...

  16. Targeting Alzheimer's disease by investigating previously unexplored chemical space surrounding the cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil

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    Van Greunen, DG

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available A series of twenty seven acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, as potential agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, were designed and synthesised based upon previously unexplored chemical space surrounding the molecular skeleton of the drug...

  17. Determining root correspondence between previously and newly detected objects

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    Paglieroni, David W.; Beer, N Reginald

    2014-06-17

    A system that applies attribute and topology based change detection to networks of objects that were detected on previous scans of a structure, roadway, or area of interest. The attributes capture properties or characteristics of the previously detected objects, such as location, time of detection, size, elongation, orientation, etc. The topology of the network of previously detected objects is maintained in a constellation database that stores attributes of previously detected objects and implicitly captures the geometrical structure of the network. A change detection system detects change by comparing the attributes and topology of new objects detected on the latest scan to the constellation database of previously detected objects.

  18. Evaluation of radioiodine therapy with fixed doses of 10 and 15 mCi in patients with Graves disease

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    Canadas, Viviane; Vilar, Lucio; Moura, Eliane; Brito, Ana; Castellar, Enio

    2007-01-01

    The treatment options for the hyperthyroidism of Graves' disease are antithyroid drugs, surgery and radioiodine, none of which is considered ideal, as they do not act directly on the etiopathogenesis of the disease. Radioiodine has been increasingly used as the treatment of choice because it is a safe and definitive therapy whose administration is very easy. Some authors prefer to administer higher doses in order to deliberately induce hypothyroidism, while others recommend lower doses that result in a lower incidence of hypothyroidism and a greater incidence of euthyroidism. There is no consensus for the optimal regimen of fixed doses to be used and this is the main focus of the present study, where doses of 10 and 15 mCi of 131 I were compared. Among the 164 patients analyzed, 61 (37.2%) were submitted to 10 mCi and 103 (62.8%) to 15 mCi. In the longitudinal analysis it was observed that remission of the hyperthyroidism was statistically different in the sixth month (p 131 I brought about a similar remission of the hyperthyroidism after 12 months of treatment. Moreover, the remission rate of the hyperthyroidism had no association with age, sex or previous therapy with antithyroid drugs. (author)

  19. Accuracy of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in Tube for diagnosing tuberculosis in a young pediatric population previously vaccinated with Bacille Calmette-Guerin

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    Marcelo Genofre Vallada

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of an interferongamma release assay (QuantiFERON-TB Gold in Tube for diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a young pediatric population. Methods: 195 children previously vaccinated with BCG were evaluated, being 184 healthy individuals with no clinical or epidemiological evidence of mycobacterial infection, and 11 with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, according to clinical, radiological, and laboratory parameters. A blood sample was obtained from each child and processed according to the manufacturer's instructions. The assay performance was evaluated by a Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC curve. Results: In the group of 184 non-infected children, 130 (70.6% were under the age of four years (mean age of 35 months. In this group, 177 children (96.2% had negative test results, six (3.2% had indeterminate results, and one (0.5% had a positive result. In the group of 11 infected children, the mean age was 58.5 months, and two of them (18% had negative results. The ROC curve had an area under the curve of 0.88 (95%CI 0.82-0.92; p<0.001, disclosing a predictive positive value of 81.8% for the test (95%CI 46.3-97.4. The assay sensitivity was 81.8% (95%CI 48.2-97.2 and the specificity was 98.8% (95%CI 96-99.8. Conclusions: In the present study, the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in Tube performance for diagnosing M. tuberculosis infection was appropriate in a young pediatric population.

  20. The Fiction of Full BEKK

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    C-L. Chang (Chia-Lin); M.J. McAleer (Michael)

    2017-01-01

    textabstractThe purpose of the paper is to show that univariate GARCH is not a special case of multivariate GARCH, specifically the Full BEKK model, except under parametric restrictions on the off-diagonal elements of the random coefficient autoregressive coefficient matrix, provides the regularity

  1. Empty calories and phantom fullness

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    Camps, Guido; Mars, Monica; Graaf, de Kees; Smeets, Paul A.M.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Stomach fullness is a determinant of satiety. Although both the viscosity and energy content have been shown to delay gastric emptying, their relative importance is not well understood. Objective: We compared the relative effects of and interactions between the viscosity and energy

  2. Toward full MOX core design

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    Rouviere, G.; Guillet, J.L.; Bruna, G.B.; Pelet, J.

    1999-01-01

    This paper presents a selection of the main preliminary results of a study program sponsored by COGEMA and currently carried out by FRAMATOME. The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of full MOX core loading in a French 1300 MWe PWR, a recent and widespread standard nuclear power plant. The investigation includes core nuclear design, thermal hydraulic and systems aspects. (authors)

  3. Rectilinear Full Steiner Tree Generation

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    Zachariasen, Martin

    1999-01-01

    The fastest exact algorithm (in practice) for the rectilinear Steiner tree problem in the plane uses a two-phase scheme: First, a small but sufficient set of full Steiner trees (FSTs) is generated and then a Steiner minimum tree is constructed from this set by using simple backtrack search, dynamic...

  4. Full autonomy; Autarkie im Komplettpaket

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    Augsten, Eva

    2011-05-31

    Normally, those who talk of full solar autonomy refer to the annual balance of a house. Now, architect Timo Leukefeld and Helma Eigenheimbau AG presented a really autonomous solar house which is available on a turnkey basis for 363,000 Euros.

  5. [Endoscopic full-thickness resection].

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    Meier, B; Schmidt, A; Caca, K

    2016-08-01

    Conventional endoscopic resection techniques such as endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) or endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) are powerful tools for the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) neoplasms. However, those techniques are limited to the superficial layers of the GI wall (mucosa and submucosa). Lesions without lifting sign (usually arising from deeper layers) or lesions in difficult anatomic positions (appendix, diverticulum) are difficult - if not impossible - to resect using conventional techniques, due to the increased risk of complications. For larger lesions (>2 cm), ESD appears to be superior to the conventional techniques because of the en bloc resection, but the procedure is technically challenging, time consuming, and associated with complications even in experienced hands. Since the development of the over-the-scope clips (OTSC), complications like bleeding or perforation can be endoscopically better managed. In recent years, different endoscopic full-thickness resection techniques came to the focus of interventional endoscopy. Since September 2014, the full-thickness resection device (FTRD) has the CE marking in Europe for full-thickness resection in the lower GI tract. Technically the device is based on the OTSC system and combines OTSC application and snare polypectomy in one step. This study shows all full-thickness resection techniques currently available, but clearly focuses on the experience with the FTRD in the lower GI tract.

  6. Teologia, Ciência da Religião e Filosofia da Religião: definindo suas relações

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    Dierken, Jörg

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de revisitar o complexo fenômeno da religião, à luz das articulações e diferenciações entre teologia, filosofia da religião e ciência da religião, particularmente no contexto sociocultural da modernidade e suas categorias iluministas de racionalidade, liberdade e ciência, em grandes pensadores tais como Max Weber e Ernst Troeltsch

  7. Life and death of an influential passenger: Wolbachia and the evolution of CI-modifiers by their hosts.

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    Arnulf Koehncke

    Full Text Available Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria widely distributed among arthropods and nematodes. In many insect species these bacteria induce a cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI between sperm of infected males and eggs of uninfected females. From an evolutionary point of view, CI is puzzling: In order to induce this modification-rescue system, Wolbachia affect sperm of infected males even though Wolbachia are only transmitted maternally. Phylogenetic studies of Wolbachia and hosts show that the bacteria rarely cospeciate with their hosts, indicating that infections are lost in host species. However, the mechanisms leading to Wolbachia loss are not well understood.Using a population genetic model, we investigate the spread of host mutants that enhance or repress Wolbachia action by affecting either bacterial transmission or the level of CI. We show that host mutants that decrease CI-levels in males (e.g. by reducing Wolbachia-density during spermatogenesis spread, even at cost to mutant males. Increase of these mutants can lead to loss of Wolbachia infections, either as a direct consequence of their increase or in a step-wise manner, and we derive analytically a threshold penetrance above which a mutation's spread leads to extinction of Wolbachia. Selection on host modifiers is sexually antagonistic in that, conversely, host mutants that enhance Wolbachia in females are favoured whereas suppressors are not.Our results indicate that Wolbachia is likely to be lost from host populations on long evolutionary time scales due to reduction of CI levels in males. This can occur either by evolution of single host modifiers with large effects or through accumulation of several modifier alleles with small effects on Wolbachia action, even at cost to mutant males and even if infected hosts do not incur fecundity costs. This possibility is consistent with recent findings and may help to explain the apparent short evolutionary persistence times of Wolbachia in many host

  8. FDG PET/CT in pediatric primary bone tumours: comparison with conventional imaging (CI) and management impact assesment

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    Stege, Claudia; London, Kevin; Cross, Siobhan; Howman-Giles, Robert; Onikul, Ella; Graf, Nicole; Pozza, L.D.

    2009-01-01

    Full text: To evaluate PET/CT in pediatric primary bone tumours (PBT), the accuracy, clinical impact, prognostic indicators in predicting tumour response to therapy and determining epiphyseal involvement were compared to Cl. Methods: A retrospective review of PET/CT scans with CI was performed. Lesions were compared to a reference standard: histopathology or follow up >6 mths. Pt based analysis was performed for clinical impact. Prognostic indicators (SUYmax, tumour size) were compared to histopathology response post chemotherapy. Results: 43 pts (average 12.9 yrs) with osteosarcoma (I 8), Ewing's sarcoma (21), PNE (4) were analysed. 109 PET/CT scans with CI scans were evaluated (371 lesions). 33 lesions were discordant. Accuracy of PET/CT was higher for all lesions than CI (95% vs92%) but sensitivity was lower (79% vs 83%). Excluding lung lesions, sensitivities increased for PET/CT and CI (92% vs 89%). 9pts had PET/CT staging and follow up with histopathological evaluation post chemotherapy: 2pts poor responders, 7 good responders. Good responders had a higher SUYmax at diagnosis compared to poor responders (av 13.84 vs 7.95) but reduced more [10.5(70%) vs 3.5( 45%)]following chemotherapy. There were no false negatives for epiphyseal involvement for PET/CT and CI but one PET/CT was false positive. Conclusion: PET/CT is less sensitive in small lung lesions, but more sensitive in other areas compared to Cl. SUYmax at diagnosis is a poor predictor of response, but percent decrease post therapy was associated with therapeutic response. Change in tumour size on MR is a poor predictor of response. There is improved clinical impact with PET/CT in patient management.

  9. Ciência e arte: relações improváveis? Science and art: unlikely relations?

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    José Claudio Reis

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute as relações entre ciência e arte, principalmente entre física e pintura, com o objetivo de apresentar uma abordagem cultural para a ciência. Dessa forma, entendemos que a compreensão dos conteúdos da ciência torna-se mais significativa. Abordamos diferentes momentos da história desde a revolução científica até o século XX. As relações aqui salientadas não buscam uma relação causal entre ciência e arte, mas sim uma visão mais significativa do que é o processo de construção do conhecimento. Assim, a ciência se desnuda para nós como parte da cultura e pode nos ajudar a compreender melhor o processo histórico que nos trouxe até aqui.With the goal of presenting a cultural approach to science, the article discusses relations between science and art, especially between physics and painting. From this standpoint, we can see how understanding the substance of science becomes more important. Different moments in history are examined, from the scientific revolution down through the twentieth century. The relations highlighted herein are not chosen in an effort to undercover a causal relation between science and art but to arrive at a more meaningful understanding of how knowledge is constructed. Science is thus revealed to be part of culture, which can help us better understand the historical process through which we have come to this point.

  10. Is Uric Acid a Missing Link between Previous Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and the Development of Type 2 Diabetes at a Later Time of Life?

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    Piotr Molęda

    Full Text Available A high level of uric acid (UA is a strong, independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. The relationship between UA levels and the development of type 2 diabetes in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus (pGDM remains unclear. The aim of study was to evaluate the UA levels in pGDM women in relation to their current nutritional status and carbohydrate metabolism.199 women with pGDM diagnoses based on oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs 5-12 years previously and a control group of 50 women without pGDM. The assessment included anthropometric parameters, body composition (Tanita SC-330S, current OGTT, insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR, β-cell function (HOMA-%B, HbA1c, lipids, and uric acid.No differences between groups were found in terms of age, time from the index pregnancy, anthropometric parameters, lipids or creatinine levels. The incidences of overweight and obesity were similar. Carbohydrate abnormalities were more frequent in the pGDM group than the control group (43.2% vs 12.0% p<0.001. The women with pGDM had significantly higher fasting glucose, HbA1c, glucose and insulin levels in the OGTTs, but similar HOMA-IR values. Their UA levels were significantly higher (258±58 vs 230±50 μmol/L, p<0.005 and correlated with BMI and the severity of carbohydrate disorders. The normal weight and normoglycemic pGDM women also demonstrated higher UA levels than a similar control subgroup (232±48 vs 208±48 μmol/L, p<0.05. Multivariate analysis revealed significant correlations of UA level with BMI (β = 0.38, 95% CI 0.25-0.51, p<0.0001, creatinine level (β = 0.23, 95% CI 0.11-0.35, p<0.0005, triglycerides (β = 0.20, 95% CI 0.07-0.33, p<0.005 and family history of diabetes (β = 0.13, 95% CI 0.01-0.25, p<0.05. In logistic regression analysis, the association between higher UA level (defined as value ≥297 μmol/L and presence of any carbohydrate metabolism disorder (IFG, IGT or diabetes was statistically significant (odds

  11. CiF-CK: An Architecture for Social NPCs in Commercial Games

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    Guimaraes, Manuel; Santos, Pedro A.; Jhala, Arnav

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    We present and describe CiF-CK — a social agent architecture that models reasoning about persistent social interactions to improve narrative engagement and play experience for human interactors. The architecture is inspired by McCoy et al’s Comme il-Faut (CiF) architecture that represented

  12. Comparative evaluation of the two methods of fixed dose radioiodine therapy (5 mCi and 10 mCi) for the treatment of Graves' disease

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    Fard Esfehani, A.; Dabbagh Kakhki, V.R.; Eftekhari, M.; Zarpak, B.; Fallahi Seyjani, B.; Saghari, M.

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    Radioiodine therapy is the safest, simplest, least expensive and most effective method for treatment in most patients with Graves' disease. Due to complexity of methods for dose determination, the tendency is toward using fixed doses of I-131 for this purpose. As there is conflict for the best fixed dose, regarding it's efficiency and complication of hypothyroidism, standardized dose selection is of particular importance in treatment of Grave' disease. 59 patients with grave' disease, referred to the nuclear medicine center of Shariati Hospital from 78.5.25 were studied. In this clinical trial, the patients were randomized into two groups, one were treated with 5 mCi of 1-131 and the other received 10 mCi of the same agent. All patients were followed for two years, with 6-month intervals. Among 65 patients treated with I-131, 20 (33 9%) patients became euthyroid and 19(32.2%) became hypothyroid while relapse was noticed in 20 patients (33.9%) In The group treated by 5 mCi I-131 (33 patients), 10(30%) were euthyroid, 6(18.2%) were hypothyroid (overall cure of 48.5% while 17(51.5%) remained hyperthyroid by the end of the follow -up period(two years). From the 26 patients who were treated with 10 mCi, the euthyroid, hypothyroid and hypothyroid states were observed in 10(38.5%), 13(50%), 13(50%) and 3(11.5%) patients respectively (with an overall cure rate of 88.5%). No relationship was noted between the outcome and age, sex, size of the thyroid gland and thyroid uptake, but the relationship between the disease outcome and the amount of administered radioiodine was statistically significant (P=0.003). For most of the patients, age, sex, iodine uptake and even thyroid size play minor roles in dose selection. Although the incidence-rate of early hypothyroidism (by the end of 2 years) in the cases related with 5 mCi is less than those treated with 10 mCi, the incidence of relapse is greatly higher in the former group. In addition, it was found that long

  13. Bezpieczne formy aktywności fizycznej dla kobiet w ciąży = Secure forms of physical activity for pregnant women

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    4Wydział Kultury Fizycznej, Zdrowia i Turystyki, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy           mgr Katarzyna Urtnowska1, dr n. med. Irena Bułatowicz2, dr hab. n. med. Grzegorz Ludwikowski3, dr hab. Walery Zukow4 1Uczestnik studiów dokotranckich z zakresu Nauk o Zdrowiu; Zakład Medycyny Rozdrodu i Andrologii, Collegium Medicum im. L. Rydygiera w Bydgoszczy Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu 2Katedra Fizjoterapii - Zakład Fizjoterapii Klinicznej, Collegium Medicum im. L. Rydygiera w Bydgoszczy Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu 3Zakład Medycyny Rozdrodu i Andrologii, Collegium Medicum im. L. Rydygiera w Bydgoszczy Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu 4Wydział Kultury Fizycznej, Zdrowia i Turystyki, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy           Słowa kluczowe: ciąża, aktywność fizyczna, sport. Keywords: pregnancy, physical activity, sport.           Streszczenie Kobieta spodziewać się dziecka w dzisiejszych czasach ma wiele możliwości podjęcia bezpiecznej formy aktywności fizycznej. Z odrobiną racjonalnego podejścia może kontynuować uprawianie ulubionego sportu, lub uczestniczyć w zajęciach przygotowanych specjalnie dla ciężarnych. Aktywność fizyczna uprawiana regularnie w trakcie ciąży jest kluczowym czynnikiem wpływającym na zdrowie i samopoczucie matki. Ćwiczenia wpływają korzystnie na stan zdrowia poprzez zmniejszenie dolegliwości bólowych kręgosłupa, ogólną poprawę lub brak pogorszenia sprawności fizycznej, zapobieganie nadmiernemu przyrostowi masy ciała i poprawę samopoczucia ciężarnej. Dodatkowym, a zarazem najważniejszym efektem jest zwiększenie wydolności fizycznej niezbędnej do porodu siłami natury i skrócenie czasu jego przebiegu oraz czasu regeneracji organizmu w połogu, a co za tym idzie, szybszy powrót do formy sprzed ciąży.     Abstract A women expect a child a child today has a lot of possibilities for secure forms of physical activity. With

  14. A origem do universo como tema para discutir a Natureza da Ciência no Ensino Médio

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7941.2015v32n2p442 Nesse artigo, será apresentada uma proposta de introdução de questões relativas à Natureza da Ciência a partir da confrontação de duas teorias distintas sobre a origem do universo. Esse trabalho foi desenvolvido junto a turmas de Ensino Médio de uma escola do Rio de Janeiro. As teorias são divergentes, sendo uma defensora de um universo com uma origem definida, o Big Bang, e a outra de um Universo Eterno. Ao final do trabalho, foi possível aferir que os alunos passaram a ter uma visão mais complexa sobre Ciência.

  15. Programa Rede de Residências: Experimentação Arte, Ciência e Tecnologia

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    Ana Noronha

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    Full Text Available O programa Rede de Residências: Experimentação Arte, Ciência e Tecnologia, que funcionou de 2007 a 2010, resultou de uma parceria entre a Ciência Viva e a Direção-Geral das Artes/Instituto das Artes desenvolvida para criar uma plataforma de trabalho e investigação reunindo artistas e cientistas. Para isto, definiu-se uma rede de instituições científicas de acolhimento, onde 18 artistas desenvolveram projetos de caráter experimental e transdisciplinar com ferramentas e processos específicos dos laboratórios de investigação científica. Esta nota descreve sumariamente as duas edições do programa e dá conta das principais conclusões da sua avaliação.

  16. Charakterystyka opadów atmosferycznych w centralnej części Pojezierza Kaszubskiego w latach 1971–2010

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    Mirosława Malinowska

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    Full Text Available Artykuł prezentuje podstawowe charakterystyki opadu atmosferycznego w północno-wschodniej części Pojezierza Pomorskiego. Roczne sumy opadu przyjmują wartości od około 660 mm do około 700 mm. Opady półrocza ciepłego szacowane są na około 400 mm a opady półrocza chłodnego na około 270 mm. Dominują opady w sezonie letnim (212 - 233 mm. Opady jesieni (173 – 189 mm przewyższają opady wiosny i zimy (133 – 153 mm co dowodzi wpływu Morza Bałtyckiego na stosunki pluwialne obszaru badań. Lata 1971-2010 charakteryzowały się pozytywnymi tendencjami zmian sum rocznych, półrocznych i sezonowych opadu atmosferycznego.

  17. Workflows for Full Waveform Inversions

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    Boehm, Christian; Krischer, Lion; Afanasiev, Michael; van Driel, Martin; May, Dave A.; Rietmann, Max; Fichtner, Andreas

    2017-04-01

    Despite many theoretical advances and the increasing availability of high-performance computing clusters, full seismic waveform inversions still face considerable challenges regarding data and workflow management. While the community has access to solvers which can harness modern heterogeneous computing architectures, the computational bottleneck has fallen to these often manpower-bounded issues that need to be overcome to facilitate further progress. Modern inversions involve huge amounts of data and require a tight integration between numerical PDE solvers, data acquisition and processing systems, nonlinear optimization libraries, and job orchestration frameworks. To this end we created a set of libraries and applications revolving around Salvus (http://salvus.io), a novel software package designed to solve large-scale full waveform inverse problems. This presentation focuses on solving passive source seismic full waveform inversions from local to global scales with Salvus. We discuss (i) design choices for the aforementioned components required for full waveform modeling and inversion, (ii) their implementation in the Salvus framework, and (iii) how it is all tied together by a usable workflow system. We combine state-of-the-art algorithms ranging from high-order finite-element solutions of the wave equation to quasi-Newton optimization algorithms using trust-region methods that can handle inexact derivatives. All is steered by an automated interactive graph-based workflow framework capable of orchestrating all necessary pieces. This naturally facilitates the creation of new Earth models and hopefully sparks new scientific insights. Additionally, and even more importantly, it enhances reproducibility and reliability of the final results.

  18. Da metamatemática para a ciência cognitiva From metamathematics to Cognitive Science

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    Henrique de Morais Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, propõe-se uma configuração possível para a transição histórico-filosófica de temas investigados no domínio da metamatemática para o domínio da Ciência Cognitiva funcionalista neurocomputacional. A descrição de tal transição é feita por meio de uma breve análise das idéias de Post, Church, Gödel e Turing sobre a possibilidade de formalização do pensamento criador na matemática, enfatizando as contribuições deste último.In this article, it is suggested a possible profile for the historical and philosophical migration of several issues from the metamathematical domain to the domain of functionalist neuro-computational Cognitive Science. The description of such a transition is accomplished by an analysis of the ideas of Post, Church, Gödel, and, in particular, Turing on the possibility of formalization of creative thinking in Mathematics.

  19. Influence of operating parameters on electrocoagulation of C.I. disperse yellow 3

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    Full Text Available This work deals with the electrocoagulation (EC process for an organic dye removal. The chosen organic dye is C.I. disperse yellow 3 (DY which is used in textile industry. Experiments were performed in batch mode using Al electrodes and for comparison purposes Fe electrodes. The experimental set-up was composed of 1 L beaker, two identical electrodes which are separated 2 cm from each other. The main operating parameters influencing EC process were examined such as pH, supporting electrolyte concentration CNaCl, current density i, and DY concentration. High performance EC process was shown during 45 min for 200 mg/L dye concentration at i = 350 A m-2 (applied voltage 12 V and CNaCl = 1 g L-1 reaching 98 % for pHs 3 and 10 and 99 % for pH 6. After 10 min, DY was also efficiently removed (86 % showing that EC process may be conveniently applied for textile industry wastewater treatment. EC using Fe electrodes exhibited slightly lower performance comparing EC using Al electrodes.

  20. Właściwości mechaniczne stopu AlSi7Mg modyfikowanego sodem

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    Full Text Available I'raca przcdstaivin ~vyniki bada6 wplywu rbwnoczcsncj mfinacji barbotahwvej argonem onz modyfikacji tytancm. horcm i sotlcm nnwtaci orw. rtydluknia. Na podsrawic badahstviedzono, ;r:c uzyskmn nfi wysokoSci od lcwu mikros~rutture rbknila sic parametrcrn strukturalnym kD o pnad 3 razy. El'chcm u6inicowancjrnikms!ruktury bylo zrrjinicuwanic wtaiciwoici mcchanicznych.

  1. PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF A CI ENGINE OPERATED ON VEGETABLE OILS AS ALTERNATIVE FUELS

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    Full Text Available An experimental analysis was done using a four-stroke, single cylinder, constant speed, water-cooled diesel engine, which was interfaced with Engine software. Performance and emission characteristics were evaluated for three non-edible vegetable oils, i.e. thumba, jojoba, neem oil, as well as jojoba methyl ester, to study the effect of injection pressure at 205, 220, 240 and 260 bar with a variation in injection timing at 23°bTDC and 28°bTDC. The performance of jojoba methyl ester improved with an increase in injection pressure. A maximum brake thermal efficiency of 29.72% was obtained with lower emissions compared to the other vegetable oils; this might be explained by low viscosity and better combustion. Further investigations were carried out with a new lubricant, SAE 5W-30, which improved the performance of the CI engine by 1.59%. All of the abovementioned investigations were fruitful and these results are expected to lead to substantial contributions in the development of a viable vegetable oil engine.

  2. O Princípio da Euritmia nas Ciências Sociais e Humanas

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    Full Text Available O Princípio da Euritmia é a afirmação de que os entes na natureza adoptam preferencialmente os comportamentos que preservam a sua integridade estrutural, estendendo a sua existência. Formulado no contexto de uma física não linear como alternativa ao paradigma de Niels Bohr, o Princípio surge como um dos desenvolvimentos fundamentais a partir das ideias de Louis de Broglie,  no âmbito da chamada  Escola de Lisboa. Reflecte-se sobre os conceitos de «Princípio», «Lei da Natureza» e «Emergência», tendo como objectivo estender o paradigma Eurítmico às Ciências Sociais e Humanas.  Propõe-se um processo dinâmico descrevendo as escolhas de um agente social de acordo com uma instanciação possível do Princípio. Usando uma simulação computacional desse processo, estudam-se os comportamentos  de  dois agentes sociais em interacção com o meio, entre si e com a totalidade do sistema que compõem. Define-se autómato não linear como conceito operativo fundamental no entendimento dos fenómenos de Emergência.

  3. A reconstrução da realidade nas Ciências Sociais

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    Full Text Available Nota dos editores: O artigo "A reconstrução da realidade nas Ciências Sociais" foi publicado originalmente em duas partes. A primeira apareceu no número 82 da Revista Anhembi conforme a nota explicativa do texto. A segunda parte foi publicada no número 83 da mesma Revista, que saiu no mês de outubro de 1957. As duas partes do artigo foram publicadas como um capítulo do livro de Florestan Fernandes, "Fundamentos Empíricos da Explicação Sociológica", editado pela Cia. Ed. Nacional em 1959. A Editora Ática republicou o artigo completo no livro "Florestan Fernandes – Coleção Grandes Cientistas Sociais", organizado por Octavio Ianni em 1986. A Revista Mediações, mediante autorização, publica a primeira parte do artigo apresentado no número 82 da Revista Anhembi. As notas aparecem numeradas no texto entre parênteses.

  4. Do fabryki! Lenin Negriego i cięcie podmiotowe (1968-1973

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    Full Text Available Tekst stanowi fragment doktoratu Michaela Hardta Sztuka organizacji: źródła ontologii politycznej u Gilles'a Deleuze'a i Antonio Negriego. Autor analizuje w nim dialog, jaki Antonio Negri podejmuje z pismami Włodzimierza Lenina w okresie intensywnych walk społecznych i przekształceń składu klasowego we Włoszech w latach 1968-1973. Doszukując się w tym spotkaniu kluczowego zwrotu teoretycznego w myśli włoskiego marksisty, Hardt przekonuje, że to właśnie w tekstach rosyjskiego rewolucjonisty Negri odnalazł narzędzia pozwalające mu wyjść poza ograniczenia krytycznego marksizmu, uznającego klasę robotniczą przede wszystkim za obiekt wyzysku, przez uczynienie kwestii jej podmiotowości centralnym zagadnieniem i punktem wyjścia teorii.

  5. Geneza reumatoidalnego zapalenia stawów a możliwości terapii

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    Full Text Available Reumatoidalne zapalenie stawów należy do najbardziejzłożonych pod względem patogenetycznym chorób autoimmunologicznych.Czynniki (czynnik DR-β1 genetyczne i środowiskowestanowią o wrażliwości na chorobę. Nieznany mechanizm indukującypowoduje aktywację układu immunologicznego. Zakreszmian w różnych populacjach komórek i produkcja prozapalnychmediatorów chemicznych stwarza stan pewnego ,,chaosu biologicznego”.Kluczowe znaczenie ma derepresja genów w komórkachi przepływ sygnałów wewnątrz- i międzykomórkowych.Chorobę charakteryzuje bardzo indywidualny przebieg i nieprzewidywalnaodpowiedź na różne metody leczenia. Stosowane lekidziałają plejotropowo (metrotreksat – hamując proliferację aktywowanychkomórek bądź selektywnie na poszczególne elementyłańcucha patogenetycznego (antycytokiny.

  6. Studi Penerapan Inovasi Teknologi Informasi dengan Metode Technology Watch and Competitive Intelligent (Tw-Ci

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    Full Text Available The development of information technology creates a new way of many aspects in life. Innovations in this technology affect toward business environment, especially banking, which makes the business run dynamically. All of the transaction of a bank will be processed easily with the presence of computer. A bank needs all of the changes in order to compete with competitors, and that includes changes in information technology. The more expanding and complex facilities applied in a bank, the more complex and diverse technology adopted by a bank. The implementation of technology information in banking is not simple, it needs a long term planning and maintenance system so that all of the technology information facilities could run well and give a significant impact. Technology monitoring or benchmarking is one of the options that is taken by a bank to maintain its existence in facing the tight competition. To create technology innovation in banking need a monitoring technology method that is named TW-CI. This method is used to fulfill business needs in facing a competition to get and choose information that can be used to support a decision, so that the innovation applied by a bank is efficient and finally give an added value and also create entanglement between a bank and its consumer.

  7. Full system decontamination feasibility studies

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    Denault, R.P.; LeSurf, J.E.; Walschot, F.W.

    1988-01-01

    Many chemical decontaminations have been performed on subsystems in light water reactors (BWRs and PWRs) but none on the full system (including the fuel) of large, (>500 MWe) investor owned reactors. Full system decontaminations on pressure-tubed reactors have been shown to facilitate maintenance, inspection, repair and replacement of reactor components. Further advantages are increased reactor availability and plant life extension. A conceptual study has been performed for EPRI (for PWRs) and Commonwealth Edison Co (for BWRs) into the applicability and cost benefit of full system decontaminations (FSD). The joint study showed that FSDs in both PWRs and BWRs, with or without the fuel included in the decontamination, are feasible and cost beneficial provided a large amount of work is to be done following the decontamination. The large amounts of radioactive waste generated can be managed using current technologies. Considerable improvements in waste handling, and consequent cost savings, can be obtained if new techniques which are now reaching commercial application are used. (author)

  8. LHCb : Full Experiment System Test

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    2009-01-01

    LHCb had been planning to commission its High Level Trigger software and Data Quality monitoring procedures using real collisions data from the LHC pilot run. Following the LHC incident on 19th September 2008, it was decided to commission the system using simulated data. This “Full Experiment System Test” consists of: - Injection of simulated minimum bias events into the full HLT farm, after selection by a simulated Level 0 trigger. - Processing in the HLT farm to achieve the output rate expected for nominal LHC luminosity running, sustained over the typical duration of an LHC fill. - Real time Data Quality validation of the HLT output, validation of calibration and alignment parameters for use in the reconstruction. - Transmission of the event data, calibration data and book-keeping information to Tier1 sites and full reconstruction of the event data. - Data Quality validation of the reconstruction output. We will report on the preparations and results of FEST09, and on the status of commissioning for no...

  9. Case-control study for colorectal cancer genetic susceptibility in EPICOLON: previously identified variants and mucins

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    Abulí, Anna; Morillas, Juan D; Rigau, Joaquim; Latorre, Mercedes; Fernández-Bañares, Fernando; Peña, Elena; Riestra, Sabino; Payá, Artemio; Jover, Rodrigo; Xicola, Rosa M; Llor, Xavier; Fernández-Rozadilla, Ceres; Carvajal-Carmona, Luis; Villanueva, Cristina M; Moreno, Victor; Piqué, Josep M; Carracedo, Angel; Castells, Antoni; Andreu, Montserrat; Ruiz-Ponte, Clara; Castellví-Bel, Sergi; Alonso-Espinaco, Virginia; Muñoz, Jenifer; Gonzalo, Victoria; Bessa, Xavier; González, Dolors; Clofent, Joan; Cubiella, Joaquin

    2011-01-01

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in developed countries. Familial aggregation in CRC is also important outside syndromic forms and, in this case, a polygenic model with several common low-penetrance alleles contributing to CRC genetic predisposition could be hypothesized. Mucins and GALNTs (N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase) are interesting candidates for CRC genetic susceptibility and have not been previously evaluated. We present results for ten genetic variants linked to CRC risk in previous studies (previously identified category) and 18 selected variants from the mucin gene family in a case-control association study from the Spanish EPICOLON consortium. CRC cases and matched controls were from EPICOLON, a prospective, multicenter, nationwide Spanish initiative, comprised of two independent stages. Stage 1 corresponded to 515 CRC cases and 515 controls, whereas stage 2 consisted of 901 CRC cases and 909 controls. Also, an independent cohort of 549 CRC cases and 599 controls outside EPICOLON was available for additional replication. Genotyping was performed for ten previously identified SNPs in ADH1C, APC, CCDN1, IL6, IL8, IRS1, MTHFR, PPARG, VDR and ARL11, and 18 selected variants in the mucin gene family. None of the 28 SNPs analyzed in our study was found to be associated with CRC risk. Although four SNPs were significant with a P-value < 0.05 in EPICOLON stage 1 [rs698 in ADH1C (OR = 1.63, 95% CI = 1.06-2.50, P-value = 0.02, recessive), rs1800795 in IL6 (OR = 1.62, 95% CI = 1.10-2.37, P-value = 0.01, recessive), rs3803185 in ARL11 (OR = 1.58, 95% CI = 1.17-2.15, P-value = 0.007, codominant), and rs2102302 in GALNTL2 (OR = 1.20, 95% CI = 1.00-1.44, P-value = 0.04, log-additive 0, 1, 2 alleles], only rs3803185 achieved statistical significance in EPICOLON stage 2 (OR = 1.34, 95% CI = 1.06-1.69, P-value = 0.01, recessive). In the joint analysis for both stages, results were only significant for rs3803185 (OR = 1.12, 95% CI = 1

  10. Wpływ aktywności fizycznej w okresie ciąży na przebieg porodu = The influence of physical activity during pregnancy on childbirth

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    3 Ośrodek Kształcenia Podyplomowego Pielęgniarek i Położnych Radomski Szpital Specjalistyczny im. dr Tytusa Chałubińskiego w Radomiu, ul. Lekarska 4   Adres do korespondencji Grażyna Stadnicka Samodzielna Pracownia Umiejętności Położniczych, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Uniwersytet Medyczny 10-081 Lublin, ul. Staszica 4/6; e-mail:grazyna.stadnicka@umlub.pl   Streszczenie Aktywność fizyczna w czasie ciąży poprawia ogólną kondycję fizyczną i zapobiega dolegliwościom tego okresu. Celem pacy była ocena profilu społeczno-demograficznego kobiet rodzących oraz wpływu aktywności fizycznej w okresie ciąży na przebieg porodu. Materiał i metoda. Badania przeprowadzono wśród 150 rodzących. Narzędzie badawcze stanowiła ankieta własnego autorstwa, skala Borga oraz skala oceny bólu VAS. Wyniki. Badane były w wieku 19-41 lat,  średnia wieku wynosiła 28.7±5.3  lat. Najczęściej podejmowaną przez respondentki aktywnością fizyczną był spacer (n=29; 38.15%, fitness (n=21; 27.63%, joge (n=14; 18.42%, pilates (n=25; 32.89%.Korzystanie z aktywności ruchowej przez kobiety w ciąży było zależne od: wykształcenia (p=0.031, miejsca zamieszkania (p=0.13, statusu zawodowego (0.004 oraz wieku (p=0.042 badanych. Aktywności fizyczna w okresie ciąży miała znamienny statystycznie wpływ na sposób ukończenia ciąży (p=0.024 i wystąpienie samoistnej czynności skurczowej (p=0.001 oraz  bliski istotności statystycznej wpływ na częstość uszkodzenia krocza podczas porodu (0.049. Wnioski. Aktywność fizyczna podczas ciąży nie ma wpływu na częstotliwość okołoporodowych urazów kanału rodnego, w tym nacinania krocza. Natomiast warunkuje wystąpienie samoistnych skurczów porodowych, lepszą tolerancję bólu i wysiłku podczas porodu oraz zmniejsza liczbę cięć cesarskich.   Słowa kluczowe: ciąża, aktywność fizyczna, poród.   Abstract Physical activity during pregnancy, which improves overall physical condition and prevents

  11. Effect of Inhomogeneous Mixture Properties on CI Combustion in a Schnurle-Type Gasoline DI Engine

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    Kim, Seok-Woo; Moriyoshi, Yasuo

    The authors have performed experiments on compression-ignition (CI) for a single-cylinder Schnurle-type two-stroke gasoline direct injection (DI) engine which employs a variable exhaust port, area, and deduced two presumptions from the experimental results. Firstly, the spatial distributions of fuel concentration and in-cylinder gas temperature are indispensable to enable CI operation under stratified charge conditions, because CI operation is not possible in a DI system although the necessary conditions of the scavenging efficiency and the in-cylinder gas temperature for the initiation of CI in homogeneous charge conditions are satisfied. Secondly, it is possible that flame propagation occurs in stratified charge CI conditions, because the combustion period in the later stage after 80% mass burned becomes longer than that with homogeneous charge CI combustion. In this report, in order to verify the above two presumptions deduced from experiments, the gas exchange process and mixture formation process were numerically analyzed, and the initiation conditions of CI were estimated using a CHEMKIN application. As a result, in case of CI with a late injection timing in DI system, it was found that CI was possible because high temperature but no fuel region and low temperature but rich fuel region exist in the cylinder due to inhomogeneous spatial distributions of fuel and temperature. Also, in case of CI with a late injection timing, the flame propagation was possible in the low-temperature and diluted rich region. Thereby, the two presumptions deduced from the experimental results were validated from the numerical analysis results.

  12. Podstawowe zasady postępowania w przebiegu chorób układu pokarmowego u kobiet w ciąży

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    Ewa Tylec-Osóbka

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Chociaż ciąża jest stanem fizjologicznym, to jednak kobiety ciężarne często wymagają diagnostyki i leczenia z powodu poważnych zaburzeń ze strony przewodu pokarmowego. Zwykle są one najczęściej zgłaszanymi dolegliwościami klinicznymi w przebiegu ciąży. U części kobiet pojawiają się zaburzenia specyficzne dla ciąży. Inne ciężarne, z przewlekłymi chorobami przewodu pokarmowego, wymagają specjalnego postępowania w tym okresie. Zrozumienie przebiegu i chorobowości różnorodnych zaburzeń przewodu pokarmowego jest niezbędne, by zoptymalizować opiekę nad tymi pacjentkami. Ciąża ma niewielki wpływ na wydzielanie i wchłanianie, ale wpływa istotnie na motorykę przewodu pokarmowego. Te zaburzenia motoryki są związane z podwyższonym stężeniem żeńskich hormonów płciowych. Dodatkowo powiększająca się macica przemieszcza jelita, co jest przyczyną powszechnych dolegliwości, jakimi są zaparcia. Wiedza na temat mechanizmów adaptacyj‑ nych przewodu pokarmowego w czasie ciąży umożliwia prawidłową interpretację testów laboratoryjnych i badań obrazowych u ciężarnych. Rzadko konieczne jest wykonywanie badań endoskopowych w ciąży. Poten‑ cjalne ryzyko wynikające z endoskopii to niedotlenienie płodu powodowane lekami sedatywnymi oraz ekspo‑ zycja na promieniowanie rentgenowskie. Nie stwierdzono, by badania endoskopowe wywoływały wcześniejsze porody, a obserwacje potwierdzają, że endoskopia w czasie ciąży jest generalnie bezpieczna, przy zachowaniu określonych standardów. Badania powinno się wykonywać w przypadku mocnych wskazań, jeśli to możliwe – w drugim trymestrze ciąży. Procedury najlepiej wykonywać bez sedacji lub z użyciem najmniejszych dawek leków, minimalizując czas ekspozycji na fluoroskopię, optymalnie w obstawie anestezjologicznej i położniczej.

  13. Life cycle impact assessment of biodiesel using the ReCiPe method

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    Kiss Ferenc E.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA results of biodiesel produced from rapeseed oil. The functional unit (FU is defined as 3750 km of distance traveled by a truck fuelled with biodiesel. The reference flow is 1000 kg of biodiesel. The LCIA method used in the study is the ReCiPe method. At midpoint level the ReCiPe method addresses environmental issues within 18 impact categories. Most of these midpoint impact categories are further converted and aggregated into 3 endpoint categories (damage to human health, damage to ecosystem diversity, damage to mineral resource availability. The total impact of biodiesel’s life cycle was estimated at 540 Pt/FU. The damage to ecosystem diversity (1.48E-04 species•year/FU, the damage to human health (7.48E-03 DALY/FU and the damage to mineral resource availability (8.11E+03 US$/FU are responsible for 63%, 27% and 10% of the total negative impact in the life cycle of biodiesel, respectively. The results have revealed that only 4 impact categories are responsible for most of the impacts within the specific endpoint categories. These are impacts associated with global warming (3000 kg CO2 ekv./FU, particulate matter formation (12.4 kg PM ekv./FU, agricultural land occupation (6710 m2a./FU and fossil fuel depletion (21168 MJ/FU. Greenhouse gases emitted in the life cycle of biodiesel (mainly N2O, CO2 are responsibly for 56% of the damage caused to human health and for 16% of the damage caused to ecosystem diversity. Airborne emissions which contribute to particulate matter formation (NOx, NH3, PM, SO2 are responsible for 43% of the damage caused to human health. Agricultural land occupation is responsible for 82% of the damage caused to the ecosystem diversity. Damage to mineral resource availability is almost entirely related to the depletion of fossil energy sources. The production chain of biodiesel and the combustion of biodiesel are responsible for 69% and 31% of the total impact of

  14. Globalização: novo paradigma das ciências sociais

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    Octavio Ianni

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    Full Text Available As ciências sociais estão sendo desafiadas a pensar a globalização do mundo. No fim do século XX, quando se anuncia o XXI, elas se defrontam com os dilemas que se abrem com a globalização das coisas, gentes e idéias. Há processos e estruturas sociais, econômicos, políticos, culturais e outros que apenas começam a ser estudados. Além do que é local, nacional e regional, colocam-se problemas novos e fundamentais com a emergência da sociedade global. As fronteiras geográficas e históricas, culturais e civilizatórias parecem modificar-se em direções e formas surpreendentes. Indivíduo, grupo, classe, coletividade e povo são colocados diante de outros horizontes. O próprio pensamento científico é desafiado a elaborar conceitos e interpretações para dar conta de realidades pouco conhecidas. As teorias da globalização, que começam a ser esboçadas, revelam o empenho das ciências sociais em explicar o que há de novo no que vai pelo mundo.Social sciences are now being challenged to think on the world's globalization. At the end of the twentieth century and dawn of the twenty first, they are faced with the dilemas that open up with the globalization of things, people and ideas: There are social, economical, political, cultural and other processes and structures that are just begining to be studied. Besides what is local, national and regional, new and fundamental problems appear with the rising global society. The geographic, historical, cultural and civilizatorian limits seem to change in surprising ways and directions. The individual, group, class, colectivity and people are put before other horizons. The scientific thinking itself is called upon to elaborate concepts and interpretations to account for little known realities. The globalization theories that are just being sketched show the efforts of Social Sciences to explain what is new going on in the world.

  15. Incognito ergo sum. O wytwarzaniu obojętności

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    Joanna Tokarska-Bakir

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    Full Text Available Incognito ergo sum: on indifference  The present article is an analysis of various types of indifference of non-Jewish inhabitants of Warsaw to the plight of Jewish Poles. The words of Krzysztof Dunin-Wąsowicz, a historian and “Żegota” activist, provide the vantage point for the analysis: Dunin-Wąsowicz claimed that around 75 per cent of the inhabitants of Warsaw “were indifferent to what was taking place behind the Ghetto wall”. Thomas Kuhne hypothesised that it was Germans’ indifference to the Jewish – not hatred – that legitimised the Nazi racial policies of the 1930s. This statement might also apply to the “75 per cent of the inhabitants of Warsaw”. The article is mainly based on articles published by ZWZ-AK, in particular Biuletyn Informacyjny.   Incognito ergo sum. O wytwarzaniu obojętności Autorka analizuje różne odcienie obojętności nieżydowskich mieszkańców Warszawy w latach czterdziestych wobec losu żydowskich Polaków. Punktem wyjścia jest zdanie Krzysztofa Dunin-Wąsowicza, historyka i działacza „Żegoty”, który stwierdził, że dla około 75 procent mieszkańców Warszawy „obojętne było to, co działo się poza murem getta”. Powołując się na tezę Thomasa Kuhnego, że to właśnie obojętność Niemców wobec Żydów – a nie nienawiść w stosunku do nich – „spowodowała masowe poparcie nazistowskiej polityki rasowej w latach trzydziestych”, autorka zastanawia się, czy „podobnej opinii nie można by sformułować pod adresem” 75 procent mieszkańców Warszawy. Materiał do analizy stanowią w znacznej mierze publikacje prasy ZWZ-AK, w tym przede wszystkim „Biuletyn Informacyjny”.

  16. Gry w podmiot. Szkic o (wczesnej twórczości Mladena Stilinovicia

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    Full Text Available Games of a subject: A sketch of the (early works of Mladen Stilinović The article concerns the conceptualization of the subject in the works of the contemporary Croatian visual artist Mladen Stilinović. The object of analysis are most of all works (collages, texts from the 1970s and early 1980s, when the artist formulated the basis for his creative philosophy and at the same time determined the directions of their research. His system of reference were the socialist state order and the traditionalist, academic system of artistic practice, which he criticized from the perspectives of Diogenes, philosophical Cynicism and constructive anarchism. Until this day, the attitude of resistance is the main creative principle for Stilinović’s art. He sets strong, conscious and autonomous creator’s “I” against symbolic violence of different systems (political, ideological, educational, etc.. This “I” is not so much the material and object of expression as a space of play based on concpetualism and self-irony.   Gry w podmiot. Szkic o (wczesnej twórczości Mladena Stilinovicia Artykuł dotyczy konceptualizacji podmiotu w twórczości współczesnego chorwackiego artysty wizualnego – Mladena Stilinovicia. Przedmiotem analizy są przede wszystkim prace (kolaże, teksty z lat 70. i początku 80. XX wieku, kiedy to artysta formułował podstawy filozofii twórczej i określał kierunki swych poszukiwań. Układem odniesienia były dla niego wówczas socjalistyczny porządek państwa i tradycjonalistyczny, akademicki system praktyki artystycz­nej, które poddawał konsekwentnej krytyce z pozycji rozumnego, diogenesowskiego cynizmu i konstruktywnego anarchizmu. Do dziś postawa oporu jest dla Stilinovicia podstawową zasadą twórczą. Przemocy symbolicznej wszelkich systemów (politycznych, ideologicznych, edukacyjnych itp. przeciwstawia mocne, świadome i niezależne „ja” twórcy. Jest tu ono nie tyle tworzywem i przedmiotem ekspresji

  17. Sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease: analysis of previously proposed risk factors

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    Ali Harlak

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease is a source of one of the most common surgical problems among young adults. While male gender, obesity, occupations requiring sitting, deep natal clefts, excessive body hair, poor body hygiene and excessive sweating are described as the main risk factors for this disease, most of these need to be verified with a clinical trial. The present study aimed to evaluate the value and effect of these factors on pilonidal disease. METHOD: Previously proposed main risk factors were evaluated in a prospective case control study that included 587 patients with pilonidal disease and 2,780 healthy control patients. RESULTS: Stiffness of body hair, number of baths and time spent seated per day were the three most predictive risk factors. Adjusted odds ratios were 9.23, 6.33 and 4.03, respectively (p<0.001. With an adjusted odds ratio of 1.3 (p<.001, body mass index was another risk factor. Family history was not statistically different between the groups and there was no specific occupation associated with the disease. CONCLUSIONS: Hairy people who sit down for more than six hours a day and those who take a bath two or less times per week are at a 219-fold increased risk for sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease than those without these risk factors. For people with a great deal of hair, there is a greater need for them to clean their intergluteal sulcus. People who engage in work that requires sitting in a seat for long periods of time should choose more comfortable seats and should also try to stand whenever possible.

  18. Impact of Students’ Class Attendance on Recalling Previously Acquired Information

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    Full Text Available Background: In recent years, availability of class material including typed lectures, the professor’s Power Point slides, sound recordings, and even videos made a group of students feel that it is unnecessary to attend the classes. These students usually read and memorize typed lectures within two or three days prior to the exams and usually pass the tests even with low attendance rate. Thus, the question is how effective is this learning system and how long the one-night memorized lessons may last.Methods: A group of medical students (62 out of 106 students, with their class attendance and educational achievements in the Medical Mycology and Parasitology course being recorded since two years ago, was selected and their knowledge about this course was tested by multiple choice questions (MCQ designed based on the previous lectures.Results: Although the mean re-exam score of the students at the end of the externship was lower than the corresponding final score, a significant association was found between the scores of the students in these two exams (r=0.48, P=0.01. Moreover, a significant negative association was predicted between the number of absences and re-exam scores (r=-0.26, P=0.037.Conclusion: As our findings show, the phenomenon of recalling the acquired lessons is preserved for a long period of time and it is associated with the students’ attendance. Many factors including generation effect (by taking notes and cued-recall (via slide picture might play a significant role in the better recalling of the learned information in students with good class attendance.Keywords: STUDENT, MEMORY, LONG-TERM, RECALL, ABSENTEEISM, LEARNING

  19. Gastrointestinal tolerability with ibandronate after previous weekly bisphosphonate treatment

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    Richard Derman

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    Full Text Available Richard Derman1, Joseph D Kohles2, Ann Babbitt31Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE, USA; 2Roche, Nutley, NJ, USA; 3Greater Portland Bone and Joint Specialists, Portland, ME, USAAbstract: Data from two open-label trials (PRIOR and CURRENT of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis or osteopenia were evaluated to assess whether monthly oral and quarterly intravenous (IV ibandronate dosing improved self-reported gastrointestinal (GI tolerability for patients who had previously experienced GI irritation with bisphosphonate (BP use. In PRIOR, women who had discontinued daily or weekly BP treatment due to GI intolerance received monthly oral or quarterly IV ibandronate for 12 months. The CURRENT subanalysis included women receiving weekly BP treatment who switched to monthly oral ibandronate for six months. GI symptom severity and frequency were assessed using the Osteoporosis Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire™. In PRIOR, mean GI tolerability scores increased significantly at month 1 from screening for both treatment groups (oral: 79.3 versus 54.1; IV: 84.4 versus 51.0; p < 0.001 for both. Most patients reported improvement in GI symptom severity and frequency from baseline at all post-screening assessments (>90% at Month 10. In the CURRENT subanalysis >60% of patients reported improvements in heartburn or acid reflux and >70% indicated improvement in other stomach upset at month 6. Postmenopausal women with GI irritability with daily or weekly BPs experienced improvement in symptoms with extended dosing monthly or quarterly ibandronate compared with baseline.Keywords: ibandronate, osteoporosis, bisphosphonate, gastrointestinal

  20. A full quantum network scheme

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    Ma Hai-Qiang; Wei Ke-Jin; Yang Jian-Hui; Li Rui-Xue; Zhu Wu

    2014-01-01

    We present a full quantum network scheme using a modified BB84 protocol. Unlike other quantum network schemes, it allows quantum keys to be distributed between two arbitrary users with the help of an intermediary detecting user. Moreover, it has good expansibility and prevents all potential attacks using loopholes in a detector, so it is more practical to apply. Because the fiber birefringence effects are automatically compensated, the scheme is distinctly stable in principle and in experiment. The simple components for every user make our scheme easier for many applications. The experimental results demonstrate the stability and feasibility of this scheme. (general)

  1. Cusiana Cupiagua. Towards full production

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    Carta Petrolera

    1998-01-01

    When production facilities at Cupiagua are ready around mid-year, the Cusiana Cupiagua complex will start full production, this is the largest oil project in Colombia to date. The Cupiagua CPF covers over 60 hectares on the tableland of the same name in the jurisdiction of Aguazul, a town in Casanare province in northeast Colombia, and currently considered the country's oil cradle. Work is being carried out in a sort of niche that appears to be protected by a natural wall made up of the folds of the Casanare foothills

  2. Global Prospects for Full Employment

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    Ivo Šlaus

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The recent international financial crisis highlights the crucial role of employment in human welfare and social stability. Access to remunerative employment opportunities is essential for economic security in a market-based economic system. As the rise of democracy compelled nations to extend the voting right to all citizens, employment must be recognized as a fundamental human right. In total defiance of conventional wisdom, since 1950 job growth has outpaced the explosive growth of population, the rapid adoption of labor-saving technologies, the manifold expansion of world trade, and the dramatic shift from manual labor to white collar work. In an increasingly globalized labor market, current nation-centric theories and models of employment need to be replaced with a human-centered global perspective complemented by new indicators that recognize the central and essential contribution of employment to human economic welfare. Employment and economy are subsets of society and their growth is driven by the more fundamental process of social development. A vast array of unmet social needs combined with an enormous reservoir of underutilized social resources – technological, scientific, educational, organizational, cultural and psychological – can be harnessed to dramatically expand employment opportunities and achieve full employment on a global basis. This paper examines the theoretical basis, policy issues and strategies required to eradicate unemployment nationally and globally.

  3. Achieving and sustaining full employment.

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    Rosen, S M

    1995-01-01

    Human rights and public health considerations provide strong support for policies that maximize employment. Ample historical and conceptual evidence supports the feasibility of full employment policies. New factors affecting the labor force, the rate of technological change, and the globalization of economic activity require appropriate policies--international as well as national--but do not invalidate the ability of modern states to apply the measures needed. Among these the most important include: (I) systematic reduction in working time with no loss of income, (2) active labor market policies, (3) use of fiscal and monetary measures to sustain the needed level of aggregate demand, (4) restoration of equal bargaining power between labor and capital, (5) social investment in neglected and outmoded infrastructure, (6) accountability of corporations for decisions to shift or reduce capital investment, (7) major reductions in military spending, to be replaced by socially needed and economically productive expenditures, (8) direct public sector job creation, (9) reform of monetary policy to restore emphasis on minimizing unemployment and promoting full employment. None are without precedent in modern economies. The obstacles are ideological and political. To overcome them will require intellectual clarity and effective advocacy.

  4. A modified CAS-CI approach for an efficient calculation of magnetic exchange coupling constants

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    Fink, Karin; Staemmler, Volker

    2013-09-01

    A modification of the conventional wavefunction-based CAS-CI method for the calculation of magnetic exchange coupling constants J in small molecules and transition metal complexes is presented. In general, CAS-CI approaches yield much too small values for J since the energies of the important charge transfer configurations are calculated with the ground state orbitals and are therefore much too high. In the present approach we improve these energies by accounting for the relaxation of the orbitals in the charge transfer configurations. The necessary relaxation energies R can be obtained in separate calculations using mononuclear or binuclear model systems. The method is applied to a few examples, small molecules, binuclear transition metal complexes, and bulk NiO. It allows to obtaining fairly reliable estimates for J at costs that are not higher than those of conventional CAS-CI calculations. Therefore, extended and very time-consuming perturbation theory (PT2), configuration interaction (CI), or coupled cluster (CC) schemes on top of the CAS-CI calculation can be avoided and the modified CAS-CI (MCAS-CI) approach can be applied to rather large systems.

  5. Complex coordinate rotation and relativistic Hylleraas-CI: helium isoelectronic series

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    Pestka, G; Bylicki, M; Karwowski, J

    2007-01-01

    A combination of the Hylleraas-CI (Hy-CI) and complex coordinate rotation (CCR) methods has been applied to study the nuclear charge dependence of the eigenvalues of the Dirac-Coulomb (DC) Hamiltonian corresponding to the ground states of helium isoelectronic series atoms. It has been shown that the CCR, due to the separation of the localized states from the unphysical Brown-Ravenhall continuum, removes the instabilities of the bound-state eigenvalues observed in large-basis set Hy-CI results. The Hy-CI-CCR results are in very good agreement with the most accurate ones available in the literature. Surprisingly, the difference between the DC Hy-CI-CCR eigenvalues and the eigenvalues of the positive-energy projected no-pair Hamiltonian is equal, up to the numerical accuracy of the results, to (Zα) 3 /6π, i.e. to (Zα) 3 relativistic many-body perturbation theory contribution for electron-electron Coulomb interaction operator. An excellent agreement between the Hy-CI-CCR eigenvalues shifted by (Zα) 3 /6π and the no-pair ones confirms the very high accuracy achieved in both approaches. The numerical accuracy of the Hy-CI-CCR DC eigenvalues is estimated to eight significant figures

  6. 49 CFR 173.23 - Previously authorized packaging.

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    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Previously authorized packaging. 173.23 Section... REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS Preparation of Hazardous Materials for Transportation § 173.23 Previously authorized packaging. (a) When the regulations specify a packaging with a specification marking...

  7. 28 CFR 10.5 - Incorporation of papers previously filed.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Incorporation of papers previously filed... CARRYING ON ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES Registration Statement § 10.5 Incorporation of papers previously filed. Papers and documents already filed with the Attorney General pursuant to the said act and...

  8. 75 FR 76056 - FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT:

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    ... SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: STATUS: Closed meeting. PLACE: 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC. DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. CHANGE IN THE MEETING: Time change. The closed...

  9. Nursing domain of CI governance: recommendations for health IT adoption and optimization.

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    Collins, Sarah A; Alexander, Dana; Moss, Jacqueline

    2015-05-01

    There is a lack of recommended models for clinical informatics (CI) governance that can facilitate successful health information technology implementation. To understand existing CI governance structures and provide a model with recommended roles, partnerships, and councils based on perspectives of nursing informatics leaders. We conducted a cross-sectional study through administering a survey via telephone to facilitate semistructured interviews from June 2012 through November 2012. We interviewed 12 nursing informatics leaders, across the United States, currently serving in executive- or director-level CI roles at integrated health care systems that have pioneered electronic health records implementation projects. We found the following 4 themes emerge: (1) Interprofessional partnerships are essential. (2) Critical role-based levels of practice and competencies need to be defined. (3) Integration into existing clinical infrastructure facilitates success. (4) CI governance is an evolving process. We described specific lessons learned and a model of CI governance with recommended roles, partnerships, and councils from the perspective of nursing informatics leaders. Applied CI work is highly interprofessional with patient safety implications that heighten the need for best practice models for governance structures, adequate resource allocation, and role-based competencies. Overall, there is a notable lack of a centralized CI group comprised of formally trained informaticians to provide expertise and promote adherence to informatics principles within EHR implementation governance structures. Our model of the nursing domain of CI governance with recommended roles, partnerships, and councils provides a starting point that should be further explored and validated. Not only can the model be used to understand, shape, and standardize roles, competencies, and structures within CI practice for nursing, it can be used within other clinical domains and by other informaticians

  10. No discrimination against previous mates in a sexually cannibalistic spider

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    Fromhage, Lutz; Schneider, Jutta M.

    2005-09-01

    In several animal species, females discriminate against previous mates in subsequent mating decisions, increasing the potential for multiple paternity. In spiders, female choice may take the form of selective sexual cannibalism, which has been shown to bias paternity in favor of particular males. If cannibalistic attacks function to restrict a male's paternity, females may have little interest to remate with males having survived such an attack. We therefore studied the possibility of female discrimination against previous mates in sexually cannibalistic Argiope bruennichi, where females almost always attack their mate at the onset of copulation. We compared mating latency and copulation duration of males having experienced a previous copulation either with the same or with a different female, but found no evidence for discrimination against previous mates. However, males copulated significantly shorter when inserting into a used, compared to a previously unused, genital pore of the female.

  11. Implant breast reconstruction after salvage mastectomy in previously irradiated patients.

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    Persichetti, Paolo; Cagli, Barbara; Simone, Pierfranco; Cogliandro, Annalisa; Fortunato, Lucio; Altomare, Vittorio; Trodella, Lucio

    2009-04-01

    The most common surgical approach in case of local tumor recurrence after quadrantectomy and radiotherapy is salvage mastectomy. Breast reconstruction is the subsequent phase of the treatment and the plastic surgeon has to operate on previously irradiated and manipulated tissues. The medical literature highlights that breast reconstruction with tissue expanders is not a pursuable option, considering previous radiotherapy a contraindication. The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate the influence of previous radiotherapy on 2-stage breast reconstruction (tissue expander/implant). Only patients with analogous timing of radiation therapy and the same demolitive and reconstructive procedures were recruited. The results of this study prove that, after salvage mastectomy in previously irradiated patients, implant reconstruction is still possible. Further comparative studies are, of course, advisable to draw any conclusion on the possibility to perform implant reconstruction in previously irradiated patients.

  12. Are previous episodes of bacterial vaginosis a predictor for vaginal symptoms in breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors?

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    Gade, Malene R; Goukasian, Irina; Panduro, Nathalie

    2018-01-01

    Objective To estimate the prevalence of vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women with breast cancer exposed to aromatase inhibitors, and to investigate if the risk of vaginal symptoms is associated with previous episodes of bacterial vaginosis. Methods Patients from Rigshospitalet and Herlev...... University Hospital, Denmark, were identified through the register of Danish Breast Cancer Cooperation Group and 78 patients participated in the study. Semiquantitave questionnaires and telephone interview were used to assess the prevalence of vaginal symptoms and previous episode(s) of bacterial vaginosis....... Multivariable logistic regression models were used to assess the association between vaginal symptoms and previous episodes of bacterial vaginosis. Results Moderate to severe symptoms due to vaginal itching/irritation were experienced by 6.4% (95% CI: 2.8-14.1%), vaginal dryness by 28.4% (95% CI: 19...

  13. A ciência e a tecnologia para os estudantes brasileiros : percepções

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    da Cunha, Marcia Borin

    2013-01-01

    Nos anos de 2010 e 2011 realizamos uma pesquisa nacional para verificar as percepções dos estudantes brasileiros sobre temas relacionados à ciência e tecnologia. Esta investigação buscou averiguar como os jovens em idade escolar (Ensino Médio) percebem a ciência e a tecnologia em suas vidas, considerando-se que estas percepções têm influencia na formação dos conceitos científicos escolares e na forma como os jovens relacionam-se com a ciência (Teoria Sociocultural de Vygotsky). Os resultados ...

  14. Analyzing nitrogen concentration using carrier illumination (CI) technology for DPN ultra-thin gate oxide

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    Li, W.S.; Wu, Bill; Fan, Aki; Kuo, C.W.; Segovia, M.; Kek, H.A.

    2005-01-01

    Nitrogen concentration in the gate oxide plays a key role for 90 nm and below ULSI technology. Techniques like secondary ionization mass spectroscopy (SIMS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) are commonly used for understanding N concentration. This paper describes the application of the carrier illuminationTM (CI) technique to measure the nitrogen concentration in ultra-thin gate oxides. A set of ultra-thin gate oxide wafers with different DPN (decoupled plasma nitridation) treatment conditions were measured using the CI technique. The CI signal has excellent correlation with the N concentration as measured by XPS

  15. An Experimental Research on the pCI Rule and Causal Judgment (in Chinese)

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    Shao, Z. F.; Wang, J.

    2005-01-01

    This research examined the precision of the pCI rule through three experiments. The results show that first , the tendency of the subjects’ casual judgments was basically similar to the pCI rule. But (a + d) / n predicted human’s casual judgments were even better; second, the increase of subjects’ casual judgments was milder than the pCI rule, and the subjects needed time to construct their own way of judging relationship; finally, different people had different ways of causal judgments, and ...

  16. How to prevent type 2 diabetes in women with previous gestational diabetes?

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    Pedersen, Anne Louise Winkler; Terkildsen Maindal, Helle; Juul, Lise

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM) have a seven times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) than women without. We aimed to review the evidence of effective behavioural interventions seeking to prevent T2DM in this high-risk group. METHODS: A systematic review...... of RCTs in several databases in March 2016. RESULTS: No specific intervention or intervention components were found superior. The pooled effect on diabetes incidence (four trials) was estimated to: -5.02 per 100 (95% CI: -9.24; -0.80). CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that intervention is superior...... to no intervention in prevention of T2DM among women with previous GDM....

  17. Quantitative detection of RO2 radicals and other products from cyclohexene ozonolysis with ammonium-CI3-TOF and acetate-CI-API-TOF

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    Hansel, A.; Scholz, W.; Mentler, B.; Fischer, L.; Berndt, T.

    2017-12-01

    The performance of the novel ammonium-CI3-TOF utilizing NH4+ adduct ion chemistry to measure quantitatively first generation oxidized product molecules (OMs) as well as highly oxidized organic molecules (HOMs) was investigated for the first time. The gas-phase ozonolysis of cyclohexene served as a test system in order to evaluate the capability of the detection systems. Experiments have been carried out in the TROPOS free-jet flow system at close to atmospheric conditions. Product ion signals were simultaneously observed by the ammonium-CI3-TOF and the acetate-CI-API-TOF. Both instruments are in remarkable good agreement within a factor of two for HOMs. For OMs not containing an OOH group the acetate technique can considerably underestimate OM concentrations by 2-3 orders of magnitude. First steps of cyclohexene ozonolysis generate ten different (m/z product peaks) main products comprising 92% of observed OMs. The remaining 8% are distributed over several (m/z peaks) minor products that can be attributed to HOMs, predominately to highly oxidized RO2 radicals. Summing up, observed ammonium-CI3-TOF products yield 4.9 x 109 molecules cm-³ in excellent agreement with the amount of reacted cyclohexene of 5.0 x 109 molecules cm-³ for reactant concentrations of [O3] = 2.25 x 1012 molecules cm-³ and [cyclohexene] = 2.0 x 1012 molecules cm-³ and a reaction time of 7.9 s. NH4+ adduct ion chemistry based CIMS techniques offer a unique opportunity for complete detection of the whole product distribution, and consequently, for a much better understanding of atmospheric oxidation processes.

  18. Report on the effectiveness of flocculation for removal of 239Pu at concentrations of 1 pCi/L and 0.1 pCi/L

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    Triay, I.R.; Bayhurst, G.K.; Mitchell, A.J.; Cisneros, M.R.; Efurd, D.W.; Roensch, F.R.; Rokop, D.J.; Aguilar, R.D.; Attrep, M.; Nuttall, H.E.

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    The objective of this work is to assess the effectiveness of flocculation for the removal of Pu from Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) pond waters spiked with 239 Pu at the 1.0 and 0.1 pCi/L level. The flocculation treatment procedure is described in detail. Results are presented for treatment studies for the removal of Pu from C-2 pond water spiked with 239 Pu and from distilled water spiked with 239 Pu

  19. FDA Approval: Ibrutinib for Patients with Previously Treated Mantle Cell Lymphoma and Previously Treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

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    de Claro, R Angelo; McGinn, Karen M; Verdun, Nicole; Lee, Shwu-Luan; Chiu, Haw-Jyh; Saber, Haleh; Brower, Margaret E; Chang, C J George; Pfuma, Elimika; Habtemariam, Bahru; Bullock, Julie; Wang, Yun; Nie, Lei; Chen, Xiao-Hong; Lu, Donghao Robert; Al-Hakim, Ali; Kane, Robert C; Kaminskas, Edvardas; Justice, Robert; Farrell, Ann T; Pazdur, Richard

    2015-08-15

    On November 13, 2013, the FDA granted accelerated approval to ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA capsules; Pharmacyclics, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least one prior therapy. On February 12, 2014, the FDA granted accelerated approval for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have received at least one prior therapy. Ibrutinib is a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor that received all four expedited programs of the FDA: Fast-Track designation, Breakthrough Therapy designation, Priority Review, and Accelerated Approval. Both approvals were based on overall response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR) in single-arm clinical trials in patients with prior treatment. In MCL (N = 111), the complete and partial response rates were 17.1% and 48.6%, respectively, for an ORR of 65.8% [95% confidence interval (CI), 56.2%-74.5%]. The median DOR was 17.5 months (95% CI, 15.8-not reached). In CLL (N = 48), the ORR was 58.3% (95% CI, 43.2%-72.4%), and the DOR ranged from 5.6 to 24.2 months. The most common adverse reactions (≥ 30% in either trial) were thrombocytopenia, diarrhea, neutropenia, bruising, upper respiratory tract infection, anemia, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, peripheral edema, and nausea. ©2015 American Association for Cancer Research.

  20. Random comparison study of the clinical response to 153Sm-EDTMP 1.0 mCi/kg and 1.5 mCi/kg

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    Pan, Z.; Zhu, S.

    2001-01-01

    Sixty-seven patient with painful bone metastases were randomized to two groups. Group 1 (n=34) received 1.0 mCi/kg of 153 Sm-EDTMP and group II (n=33) received 1.5 mCi/kg. All of them met inclusion criteria and there was no significantly difference between the basic conditions of two groups. After receiving 153 Sm-EDTMP intravenously, all patients were kept in close follow-up weekly with blood counting, physician visiting and collecting patient's self-filling-in diary including pain score, Karnofsky performance scale and analgesic consumption. The follow-up duration was six weeks. The final overall condition assessed by physician were graded into no change (including worse), slight relief, significant relief and complete relief. Only significant relief and complete relief were considered as effectiveness for pain relief. Haematological toxicity grade was evaluated based on the nadir of WBC ad PLT counts. The results indicated that the higher dosage group had a higher effectiveness rate (75.76%) compared to the lower dosage group (67.65%), but without statistic significance (x 2 =0.5365, 0.25 153 Sm-EDTMP could be used for those patients with better haematological function and 1.0 mCi/kg used for those patients with poorer haematological function. (author)

  1. O sistemismo de Bunge como base teórica e metodológica para pesquisa em Ciência da Informação

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    Luciana Mara Silva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo é aprofundar aspectos epistemológicos da Ciência da Informação (CI a partir das contribuições do pensamento de Bunge. Justifica-se pela natureza interdisciplinar da CI e sua constante necessidade de interação com outras áreas de conhecimento. Trata-se de um ensaio teórico a partir da análise de conceitos da área de CI e a proposta sistemista de Bunge. O estudo é complementado com a aplicação dos fundamentos do sistemismo em pesquisas sistemistas, uma descritiva e outra explicativa, sobre repositórios institucionais de acesso aberto, exemplificando a condução de pesquisa sob a operação epistêmica fundamental do sistemismo: a redução ao sistema.

  2. Posições subjetivistas e objetivistas de ciência: a hermenêutica como fundamento da pesquisa qualitativa

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    João Manoel Roratto

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho discute aspectos relacionados à evolução recente da ciência, com ênfase no conflito entre posições objetivistas e subjetivistas, até chegar à importância da pesquisa qualitativa na construção do conhecimento científico na atualidade, com base nos variados campos de tradição e linhas de pensamento nas ciências sociais e nas formulações teóricas de Gadamer sobre hermenêutica. Nos estudos de Denzin e Lincoln, analisa-se a relevância da pesquisa qualitativa nos últimos tempos e sua forma metodológica diversificada e peculiar de representar as diferentes realidades que compõem o universo social, bem como as expectativas desse modelo de pesquisa a se afirmar como ciência. Em Gadamer, busca-se entender a construção do processo retórico e hermenêutico como método para compreender e explicar a realidade social, cujas bases ontológicas estão nas ideias originais de Platão sobre discurso e de Aristóteles sobre filosofia prática.

  3. PROJECT CI-NERGY: TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED ENERGY URBAN PLANNING SYSTEM FROM A DATA MODELLING AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE PERSPECTIVE

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    Full Text Available Growing urbanisation, its related environmental impacts, and social inequalities in cities are challenges requiring a holistic urban planning perspective that takes into account the different aspects of sustainable development. One crucial point is to reconcile urban planning with environmental targets, which include decreasing energy demand and CO2 emissions, and increasing the share of renewable energy. Within this context, the project CI-NERGY aims to develop urban energy modelling, simulation and optimisation methods and tools to support decision making in urban planning. However, there are several barriers to the implementation of such tools, such as: fragmentation of involved disciplines, different stakeholders, multiplicity of scales in a city and extreme heterogeneity of data regarding all the processes to be addressed. Project CI-NERGY aims, among other goals, at overcoming these barriers, and focuses on two case study cities, Geneva in Switzerland and Vienna in Austria. In particular, project CI-NERGY faces several challenges starting with different cities, heterogeneous data sources and simulation tools, diverse user groups and their individual needs. This paper describes the experiences gathered during the project. After giving a brief overview of the project, the two case study cities, Geneva and Vienna, are briefly presented, and the focus shifts then on overall system architecture of the project, ranging from urban data modelling topics to the implementation of a Service-Oriented Architecture. Some of the challenges faced, the solutions found, as well some plans for future improvements are described and commented.

  4. Powikłania neurologiczne współistniejące z niewydolnością nerek

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    Maria Łukasik

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Powikłania neurologiczne w przebiegu niewydolności nerek, zarówno te spowodowane mocznicą, jak i wynikające z jej leczenia, dotyczą ośrodkowego oraz obwodowego układu nerwowego, jak również tkanki mięśniowej i stanowią przyczynę zwiększonej śmiertelności u chorych z niewydolnością nerek. Pacjenci z niewydolnością nerek są szczególnie narażeni na rozwój encefalopatii mocznicowej, encefalopatii nadciśnieniowej, chorób naczyniowych ośrodkowego układu nerwowego bądź zespołów otępiennych. W tej grupie chorych częściej niż w populacji ogólnej rozwijają się mono- i polineuropatie, a choroby nerek należą do częstszych przyczyn zespołu niespokojnych nóg. Pomimo ciągłego postępu terapeutycznego wciąż nie ma skutecznego leczenia wielu tych powikłań, m.in. encefalopatii mocznicowej, miażdżycy, neuropatii czy miopatii. Co więcej, wprowadzenie dializoterapii rozszerzyło spektrum komplikacji o otępienie dializacyjne, krwawienia śródczaszkowe, zespół nierównowagi dializacyjnej, encefalopatię Wernickego i osmotyczną mielinolizę. Leczenie immunosupresyjne stosowane zarówno w chorobach nerek, jak i u chorych po przeszczepie nerki przyczyniło się do rozwoju oportunistycznych infekcji i nowotworzenia w ośrodkowym układzie nerwowym, ponadto niekiedy powikłane jest rozwojem odwracalnej tylnej leukoencefalopatii. Znajomość tych powikłań oraz ścisła współpraca między nefrologami i neurologami mogą przyczynić się do zmniejszenia śmiertelności i poprawy jakości życia chorych z niewydolnością nerek. Należy przy tym pamiętać, że także patologie, które prowadzą do niewydolności nerek (szczególnie choroby układowe tkanki łącznej czy cukrzyca, powodują uszkodzenia ośrodkowego i obwodowego układu nerwowego, a określenie rzeczywistej przyczyny bywa niemożliwe.

  5. Badania wytrzymałości resztkowej gruntów spoistych z terenów osuwiskowych okolic Szymbarku k. Gorlic

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    Full Text Available W pracy przedstawiono wyniki badań wytrzymałości resztkowej gruntów spoistych pochodzących z terenów osuwiskowych okolic Szymbarku k. Gorlic. Badania przeprowadzone zostały w aparacie bezpośredniego ścinania na próbkach o przekroju 60 × 60 mm. Zastosowano dwie prędkości ścinania 0,05 i 0,1 mm • min–1, każda próbka była ścinana sześciokrotnie, a zakres poziomych odkształceń próbek wynosił 20%. Badania wykazały, że resztkowa wytrzymałość na ścinanie wzdłuż wytworzonej płaszczyzny osłabienia stanowi 52–78% jego wytrzymałości maksymalnej, a do wytworzenia płaszczyzny osłabienia niezbędne jest co najmniej 5-krotne ścinanie próbki. Wpływ prędkości ścinania miał niejednoznaczny wpływ na otrzymane wartości wytrzymałości resztkowej. Wykazano, że stosując do uzyskanych wyników badań liniową interpretację równania Coulomba-Mohra otrzymano niezerowe wartości spójności resztkowej. W związku z tym dla ograniczenia wpływu tego parametru na ocenę stateczności należałoby stosować nieliniową obwiednię wytrzymałościową, do której opisu można zastosować przedstawione w pracy równanie Lade.

  6. Review Document: Full Software Trigger

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    This document presents a trigger system for the upgraded LHCb detector, scheduled to begin operation in 2020. This document serves as input for the internal review towards the "DAQ, online and trigger TDR". The proposed trigger system is implemented entirely in software. In this document we show that track reconstruction of a similar quality to that available in the offline algorithms can be performed on the full inelastic $pp$-collision rate, without prior event selections implemented in custom hardware and without relying upon a partial event reconstruction. A track nding eciency of 98.8 % relative to oine can be achieved for tracks with $p_T >$ 500 MeV/$c$. The CPU time required for this reconstruction is about 40 % of the available budget. Proof-of-principle selections are presented which demonstrate that excellent performance is achievable using an inclusive beauty trigger, in addition to exclusive beauty and charm triggers. Finally, it is shown that exclusive beauty and charm selections that do not intr...

  7. Women in the United States Marine Corps CI/HUMINT Community

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    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the researchers Masters of Military Arts and Science thesis is to explore the possibility of including women in the Marine Corps CI/HUMINT community without diminishing the overall unit...

  8. Communication: CDFT-CI couplings can be unreliable when there is fractional charge transfer

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    Mavros, Michael G.; Van Voorhis, Troy

    2015-01-01

    Constrained density functional theory with configuration interaction (CDFT-CI) is a useful, low-cost tool for the computational prediction of electronic couplings between pseudo-diabatic constrained electronic states. Such couplings are of paramount importance in electron transfer theory and transition state theory, among other areas of chemistry. Unfortunately, CDFT-CI occasionally fails significantly, predicting a coupling that does not decay exponentially with distance and/or overestimating the expected coupling by an order of magnitude or more. In this communication, we show that the eigenvalues of the difference density matrix between the two constrained states can be used as an a priori metric to determine when CDFT-CI are likely to be reliable: when the eigenvalues are near 0 or ±1, transfer of a whole electron is occurring, and CDFT-CI can be trusted. We demonstrate the utility of this metric with several illustrative examples

  9. PAT: From Western solid dosage forms to Chinese materia medica preparations using NIR-CI.

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    Zhou, Luwei; Xu, Manfei; Wu, Zhisheng; Shi, Xinyuan; Qiao, Yanjiang

    2016-01-01

    Near-infrared chemical imaging (NIR-CI) is an emerging technology that combines traditional near-infrared spectroscopy with chemical imaging. Therefore, NIR-CI can extract spectral information from pharmaceutical products and simultaneously visualize the spatial distribution of chemical components. The rapid and non-destructive features of NIR-CI make it an attractive process analytical technology (PAT) for identifying and monitoring critical control parameters during the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. This review mainly focuses on the pharmaceutical applications of NIR-CI in each unit operation during the manufacturing processes, from the Western solid dosage forms to the Chinese materia medica preparations. Finally, future applications of chemical imaging in the pharmaceutical industry are discussed. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  10. Communication: CDFT-CI couplings can be unreliable when there is fractional charge transfer

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    Mavros, Michael G.; Van Voorhis, Troy, E-mail: tvan@mit.edu [Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

    2015-12-21

    Constrained density functional theory with configuration interaction (CDFT-CI) is a useful, low-cost tool for the computational prediction of electronic couplings between pseudo-diabatic constrained electronic states. Such couplings are of paramount importance in electron transfer theory and transition state theory, among other areas of chemistry. Unfortunately, CDFT-CI occasionally fails significantly, predicting a coupling that does not decay exponentially with distance and/or overestimating the expected coupling by an order of magnitude or more. In this communication, we show that the eigenvalues of the difference density matrix between the two constrained states can be used as an a priori metric to determine when CDFT-CI are likely to be reliable: when the eigenvalues are near 0 or ±1, transfer of a whole electron is occurring, and CDFT-CI can be trusted. We demonstrate the utility of this metric with several illustrative examples.

  11. Communication: CDFT-CI couplings can be unreliable when there is fractional charge transfer

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    Mavros, Michael G.; Van Voorhis, Troy

    2015-12-01

    Constrained density functional theory with configuration interaction (CDFT-CI) is a useful, low-cost tool for the computational prediction of electronic couplings between pseudo-diabatic constrained electronic states. Such couplings are of paramount importance in electron transfer theory and transition state theory, among other areas of chemistry. Unfortunately, CDFT-CI occasionally fails significantly, predicting a coupling that does not decay exponentially with distance and/or overestimating the expected coupling by an order of magnitude or more. In this communication, we show that the eigenvalues of the difference density matrix between the two constrained states can be used as an a priori metric to determine when CDFT-CI are likely to be reliable: when the eigenvalues are near 0 or ±1, transfer of a whole electron is occurring, and CDFT-CI can be trusted. We demonstrate the utility of this metric with several illustrative examples.

  12. Do emotional intelligence and previous caring experience influence student nurse performance? A comparative analysis.

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    Stenhouse, Rosie; Snowden, Austyn; Young, Jenny; Carver, Fiona; Carver, Hannah; Brown, Norrie

    2016-08-01

    Reports of poor nursing care have focused attention on values based selection of candidates onto nursing programmes. Values based selection lacks clarity and valid measures. Previous caring experience might lead to better care. Emotional intelligence (EI) might be associated with performance, is conceptualised and measurable. To examine the impact of 1) previous caring experience, 2) emotional intelligence 3) social connection scores on performance and retention in a cohort of first year nursing and midwifery students in Scotland. A longitudinal, quasi experimental design. Adult and mental health nursing, and midwifery programmes in a Scottish University. Adult, mental health and midwifery students (n=598) completed the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-short form and Schutte's Emotional Intelligence Scale on entry to their programmes at a Scottish University, alongside demographic and previous caring experience data. Social connection was calculated from a subset of questions identified within the TEIQue-SF in a prior factor and Rasch analysis. Student performance was calculated as the mean mark across the year. Withdrawal data were gathered. 598 students completed baseline measures. 315 students declared previous caring experience, 277 not. An independent-samples t-test identified that those without previous caring experience scored higher on performance (57.33±11.38) than those with previous caring experience (54.87±11.19), a statistically significant difference of 2.47 (95% CI, 0.54 to 4.38), t(533)=2.52, p=.012. Emotional intelligence scores were not associated with performance. Social connection scores for those withdrawing (mean rank=249) and those remaining (mean rank=304.75) were statistically significantly different, U=15,300, z=-2.61, p$_amp_$lt;0.009. Previous caring experience led to worse performance in this cohort. Emotional intelligence was not a useful indicator of performance. Lower scores on the social connection factor were associated

  13. Os 4Ps do composto de marketing na literatura de Ciência da Informação

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    Sueli Angelica Do Amaral

    Full Text Available Analisa 60 documentos sobre os 4Ps do composto de marketing em unidades de informação da literatura de Ciência dei Informação no período de 1975 a 1995, para conhecer quantos e quais autores escreveram sobre o tema, qual o pioneiro, quem foi o pioneiro a propor adição de Ps. Apresenta a cronologia dos documentos estudados e discute as 4Ps do composto de marketing. Propõe a adoção da mais completa proposta analisada como forma de garantir o futuro das unidades de informação.

  14. Natureza em Pauta: reflexões sobre a divulgação ambiental na ciência hoje

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    BRANDÃO, Alessandra Gomes

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    Full Text Available This article is a result of a research that examined material on environment published in the magazine Ciência Hoje, with the objective of investigating how the ambient questions presents for the Brazilian society, by a periodic. The analysis of the divulgation of the contents about the environment was carried through, identificating as the terms Environment and Nature appear in the texts; if both the chains of thoughts in defense of the nature (biocentric and anthropocentric appear in publications, and still as the concept of sustainable development is presented by the authors of publications.

  15. Proactive Approach for Safe Use of Antimicrobial Coatings in Healthcare Settings: Opinion of the COST Action Network AMiCI

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    Merja Ahonen

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Infections and infectious diseases are considered a major challenge to human health in healthcare units worldwide. This opinion paper was initiated by EU COST Action network AMiCI (AntiMicrobial Coating Innovations and focuses on scientific information essential for weighing the risks and benefits of antimicrobial surfaces in healthcare settings. Particular attention is drawn on nanomaterial-based antimicrobial surfaces in frequently-touched areas in healthcare settings and the potential of these nano-enabled coatings to induce (ecotoxicological hazard and antimicrobial resistance. Possibilities to minimize those risks e.g., at the level of safe-by-design are demonstrated.

  16. Treści bibliologiczne na łamach „Łowca Polskiego” w latach 1989–2011

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    Danuta Wańka

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono problematykę bibliologiczną w świetle 23 roczników „Łowca Polskiego” (1989–2011 ukazującego się od 1899 roku. Po krótkiej prezentacji dziejów i zawartości pisma opisano i zacytowano fragmenty tekstów o charakterze bibliologicznym. Niektóre z nich przytoczono ze szczegółami, traktując je jako materiały źródłowe, ważne dla badań nad kulturą książki.

  17. Trudności diagnostyczne i terapeutyczne w przypadku ziarniniaka grzybiastego rozpoznanego wstępnie jako actinic reticuloid

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    Małgorzata Sokołowska-Wojdyło

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Wprowadzenie: Ziarniniak grzybiasty (mycosis fungoides – MF to chłoniako niskiej złośliwości, wywodzący się z obwodowych komórek T,pierwotnie zajmujący skórę. Cel pracy: Przedstawienie trudności diagnostycznych i terapeutycznychw MF. Opis przypadku: Przedstawiono przypadek dotyczący 72-letniejpacjentki z MF, objętej opieką przez Klinikę od października 2007 dowrześnia 2009 roku. Zmiany skórne miały cechy melanoerytrodermii,a obraz histopatologiczny wycinków ze zmian nie upoważniał do rozpoznaniarozrostu złośliwego. Początkowo rozpoznawano osutkępolekową oraz actinic reticuloid. Rozpoznanie MF ustalono dopiero po19 miesiącach obserwacji. Na skórze chorej wystąpiły zmiany rumieniowo-naciekowe, które w badaniu histopatologicznym miały cechyMF. Dwa miesiące później chora zmarła, mimo leczenia cytostatycznegoi naświetlań szybkimi elektronami. Wnioski: Przedstawiony przypadek potwierdza trudności diagnostycznewynikające z podobieństwa wczesnych okresów chłoniaka dodermatoz o podłożu zapalnym. Wyjątkowo niepomyślny przebieg choroby– pacjentka zmarła po 2 latach od momentu ustalenia rozpoznania– uzmysławia także ograniczenia możliwości terapeutycznych,szczególnie w zaawansowanych stadiach MF.

  18. Determinants Of European Banks' Capital Adequacy / Determinanty Adekwatności Kapitałowej Banków Europejskich

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    Klepczarek Emilia

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono analizę czynników wpływających na poziom wskaźnika CET 1 ratio, będącego miarą relacji pomiędzy kapitałem podstawowym banku a aktywami ważonymi ryzykiem. Badaniu poddano próbę losowo wybraną z grupy banków uczestniczących w tzw. stress-testach przeprowadzonych przez władze Europejskiego Banku Centralnego. EBC przeprowadził testy warunków skrajnych oceniając m.in. poziom współczynnika CET1 obliczanego według regulacji wynikających z III Reżimu Bazylejskiego. Wyniki potwierdzają hipotezę o wpływie wielkości banku i wskaźników ryzyka (aktywa ważone ryzykiem do aktywów ogółem; udział pożyczek w aktywach ogółem na poziom adekwatności kapitałowej. Potwierdzono również silny wpływ konkurencji, a także ujemną korelację między wskaźnikiem CET1 i udziałem depozytów w zobowiązaniach kapitałowych, którą można uzasadnić istnieniem systemu gwarantowania depozytów. W końcowej części artykułu przedstawiono możliwe słabości przeprowadzonych badań, wynikające z nich ograniczenia wnioskowania oraz koncepcje ewentualnych dalszych analiz przedmiotowego obszaru tematycznego.

  19. Full MOX core for PWRs

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    Puill, A.; Aniel-Buchheit, S.

    1997-01-01

    Plutonium management is a major problem of the back end of the fuel cycle. Fabrication costs must be reduced and plant operation simplified. The design of a full MOX PWR core would enable the number of reactors devoted to plutonium recycling to be reduced and fuel zoning to be eliminated. This paper is a contribution to the feasibility studies for achieving such a core without fundamental modification of the current design. In view of the differences observed between uranium and plutonium characteristics it seems necessary to reconsider the safety of a MOX-fuelled PWR. Reduction of the control worth and modification of the moderator density coefficient are the main consequences of using MOX fuel in a PWR. The core reactivity change during a draining or a cooling is thus of prime interest. The study of core global draining leads to the following conclusion: only plutonium fuels of very poor quality (i.e. with low fissile content) cannot be used in a 900 MWe PWR because of a positive global voiding reactivity effect. During a cooling accident, like an spurious opening of a secondary-side valve, the hypothetical return to criticality of a 100% MOX core controlled by means of 57 control rod clusters (made of hafnium-clad B 4 C rods with a 90% 10 B content) depends on the isotopic plutonium composition. But safety criteria can be complied with for all isotopic compositions provided the 10 B content of the soluble boron is increased to a value of 40%. Core global draining and cooling accidents do not present any major obstacle to the feasibility of a 100% MOX PWR, only minor hardware modifications will be required. (author)

  20. Perfil dos discentes ingressos do Centro de Ciências da Saúde UFPE

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    Ludmila Galindo França Gurgel

    Full Text Available A busca pelo conhecimento das características e da opinião dos estudantes do nível superior fornece importantes subsídios para o planejamento e reorganização do desenvolvimento acadêmico. Com o objetivo de traçar o perfil do aluno do Centro de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE, foram distribuídos formulários aos acadêmicos do 2º período, contendo perguntas referentes aos seus aspectos socioeconômicos e pessoais. O perfil dos estudantes (n = 210 caracterizou-se por um predomínio feminino, com idades entre 19 e 21 anos, provenientes de escolas privadas e classes sociais economicamente mais favorecidas, que receberam grande influência do núcleo familiar na escolha da profissão. A maioria dos estudantes não estava matriculada nos cursos de primeira opção, porém possuía alta expectativa com relação ao curso, considerando-o correspondente às suas expectativas. Após formados pretendem realizar algum curso de pós-graduação e trabalhar no serviço público. No entanto, persiste um problema relativo à escolha da profissão, regulada pela condição socioeconômica e influência familiar.

  1. Właściwości farmakologiczne i zastosowania kliniczne duloksetyny

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    Tomasz Sobów

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Duloksetyna jest lekiem z grupy selektywnych inhibitorów wychwytu zwrotnego serotoniny i noradrenaliny o bardziej zrównoważonym profilu farmakologicznego oddziaływania na transporter serotoninowy i noradrenergiczny niż powszechnie stosowana wenlafaksyna. W badaniach klinicznych udokumentowano jej skuteczność w leczeniu epizodów oraz zapobieganiu nawrotom depresji. Duloksetyna jest szczególnie interesującą opcją terapeutyczną u chorych depresyjnych z towarzyszącymi objawami bólowymi oraz lękowymi, została również przebadana w populacji chorych w wieku podeszłym. Poza leczeniem depresji lek może być stosowany w leczeniu uogólnionego zaburzenia lękowego, a poza psychiatrią także w leczeniu niektórych zaburzeń bólowych, zwłaszcza bolesnej neuropatii cukrzycowej. Choć w badaniach klinicznych weryfikowano kilka innych wskazań (takich jak fibromialgia, przewlekłe bóle pleców, bóle w przebiegu osteoarthritis czy wysiłkowe nietrzymanie moczu, nie mają one w Polsce statusu zarejestrowanych. Stosowanie duloksetyny nie wymaga podejmowania szczególnych środków ostrożności, z wyjątkiem pacjentów z chorobą alkoholową (lub innym uszkodzeniem wątroby, osób leczonych z powodu nadciśnienia tętniczego oraz chorych przyjmujących leki wpływające na hemostazę.

  2. Study for optimization of a 60 Co industrial irradiator of 250 k Ci

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    Pina V, G.

    1995-01-01

    This work presents results of a benchmark between calculated and experimental absorbed dose values for a typical product, in a 60 Co industrial irradiator, located at ININ, Mexico. The goal of this work is to reach a ± 10 % approximation between both values. ININ 60 Co industrial irradiator is a two level, two layer system with overlapping product configuration, 56 irradiation positions with an activity of around 250 k Ci. Calculated values were obtained by QAD-CGGP code. This code uses a point kernel technique, build-up factors fitting was done by geometrical progression and combinatorial geometry was used for 3 D system description. Main code modifications were related with source simulation by punctual sources and energy spectrum (16 energy groups) and anisotropic emission were also considered. Experimental data were obtained from routine dosimetry which was done with red acrylic pellets; they were irradiated together the product in predetermined positions, for 36 maximum and minimum absorbed dose values. Typical product was polypropylene Petri dish packages, apparent density 0.13 g/cm 3 . It was chosen because regular geometry (2 packages per full irradiator container) and enough amount for considering homogeneous loading inside irradiation chamber. Required minimum dose was 15 kGy. Results showed a 8% variation between calculated and experimental values for maximum absorbed dose (18.2 kGy vs 16.8 kGy) and 3 % variation for minimum absorbed dose (13.8 kGy vs 14.3 kGy); these results fixed with the original proposal. (Author)

  3. Saberes docente para o ensino de ciências e biologia

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    Cibele Bender Raio

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta os saberes que configuram um bom professor. Estes saberes, caracterizados pela mudança nos padrões de participação do professor na prática pedagógica, os quais não são construídos apenas durante o curso de formação inicial, mas sim ao longo da história de vida do educador. A partir dos conhecimentos de Paulo Freire e de Edgar Morin são sugeridos temas para possíveis práticas no ensino de ciências e de biologia. Dessa forma, uma educação em que o professor só deposita o conteúdo no aluno deve ser substituída por aquela que instiga a curiosidade, valoriza a opinião a sua opinião, considera seus sentimentos e promove a sua autonomia, ou seja, converte o educando em um agente transformador da sua própria realidade. Para isso, o professor precisa atuar com sentimentalidade, criticidade e autoridade, sem autoritarismo. Além disso, é papel do educador mostrar que não há conhecimento ileso ao erro ou a ilusão. Ele, também, precisa trabalhar o contexto local em relação a um conteúdo global. É um saber ensinar a condição do humano como unidade do universo e educar sobre a identidade terrena. Considerando, além disso, as incertezas dos acontecimentos e a ética humana. As discussões aqui apresentadas são sugestões para o desenvolvimento de práticas de ensino. No entanto, o professor deve elaborá-las de acordo com o seu ambiente de trabalho e seu público.

  4. Semiempirical UNO-CAS and UNO-CI: method and applications in nanoelectronics.

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    Dral, Pavlo O; Clark, Timothy

    2011-10-20

    Unrestricted Natural Orbital-Complete Active Space Configuration Interaction, abbreviated as UNO-CAS, has been implemented for NDDO-based semiempirical molecular-orbital (MO) theory. A computationally more economic technique, UNO-CIS, in which we use a configuration interaction (CI) calculation with only single excitations (CIS) to calculate excited states, has also been implemented and tested. The class of techniques in which unrestricted natural orbitals (UNOs) are used as the reference for CI calculations is denoted UNO-CI. Semiempirical UNO-CI gives good results for the optical band gaps of organic semiconductors such as polyynes and polyacenes, which are promising materials for nanoelectronics. The results of these semiempirical UNO-CI techniques are generally in better agreement with experiment than those obtained with the corresponding conventional semiempirical CI methods and comparable to or better than those obtained with far more computationally expensive methods such as time-dependent density-functional theory. We also show that symmetry breaking in semiempirical UHF calculations is very useful for predicting the diradical character of organic compounds in the singlet spin state.

  5. Personality disorders in previously detained adolescent females: a prospective study

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    Krabbendam, A.; Colins, O.F.; Doreleijers, T.A.H.; van der Molen, E.; Beekman, A.T.F.; Vermeiren, R.R.J.M.

    2015-01-01

    This longitudinal study investigated the predictive value of trauma and mental health problems for the development of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) in previously detained women. The participants were 229 detained adolescent females who were assessed

  6. Payload specialist Reinhard Furrer show evidence of previous blood sampling

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    1985-01-01

    Payload specialist Reinhard Furrer shows evidence of previous blood sampling while Wubbo J. Ockels, Dutch payload specialist (only partially visible), extends his right arm after a sample has been taken. Both men show bruises on their arms.

  7. Choice of contraception after previous operative delivery at a family ...

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    Choice of contraception after previous operative delivery at a family planning clinic in Northern Nigeria. Amina Mohammed‑Durosinlorun, Joel Adze, Stephen Bature, Caleb Mohammed, Matthew Taingson, Amina Abubakar, Austin Ojabo, Lydia Airede ...

  8. Previous utilization of service does not improve timely booking in ...

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    Previous utilization of service does not improve timely booking in antenatal care: Cross sectional study ... Journal Home > Vol 24, No 3 (2010) > ... Results: Past experience on antenatal care service utilization did not come out as a predictor for ...

  9. A previous hamstring injury affects kicking mechanics in soccer players.

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    Navandar, Archit; Veiga, Santiago; Torres, Gonzalo; Chorro, David; Navarro, Enrique

    2018-01-10

    Although the kicking skill is influenced by limb dominance and sex, how a previous hamstring injury affects kicking has not been studied in detail. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of sex and limb dominance on kicking in limbs with and without a previous hamstring injury. 45 professional players (males: n=19, previously injured players=4, age=21.16 ± 2.00 years; females: n=19, previously injured players=10, age=22.15 ± 4.50 years) performed 5 kicks each with their preferred and non-preferred limb at a target 7m away, which were recorded with a three-dimensional motion capture system. Kinematic and kinetic variables were extracted for the backswing, leg cocking, leg acceleration and follow through phases. A shorter backswing (20.20 ± 3.49% vs 25.64 ± 4.57%), and differences in knee flexion angle (58 ± 10o vs 72 ± 14o) and hip flexion velocity (8 ± 0rad/s vs 10 ± 2rad/s) were observed in previously injured, non-preferred limb kicks for females. A lower peak hip linear velocity (3.50 ± 0.84m/s vs 4.10 ± 0.45m/s) was observed in previously injured, preferred limb kicks of females. These differences occurred in the backswing and leg-cocking phases where the hamstring muscles were the most active. A variation in the functioning of the hamstring muscles and that of the gluteus maximus and iliopsoas in the case of a previous injury could account for the differences observed in the kicking pattern. Therefore, the effects of a previous hamstring injury must be considered while designing rehabilitation programs to re-educate kicking movement.

  10. Music Perception and Appraisal: Cochlear Implant Users and Simulated CI Listening

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    Wright, Rose; Uchanski, Rosalie M.

    2012-01-01

    Background The inability to hear music well may contribute to decreased quality of life for cochlear implant (CI) users. Researchers have reported recently on the generally poor ability of CI users’ to perceive music, and a few researchers have reported on the enjoyment of music by CI users. However, the relation between music perception skills and music enjoyment is much less explored. Only one study has attempted to predict CI users’ enjoyment and perception of music from the users’ demographic variables and other perceptual skills (Gfeller et al., 2008). Gfeller’s results yielded different predictive relationships for music perception and music enjoyment, and the relationships were weak, at best. Purpose The first goal of this study is to clarify the nature and relationship between music perception skills and musical enjoyment for CI users, by employing a battery of music tests. The second goal is to determine whether normal hearing (NH) subjects, listening with a CI-simulation, can be used as a model to represent actual CI users for either music enjoyment ratings or music perception tasks. Research Design A prospective, cross-sectional observational study. Original music stimuli (unprocessed) were presented to CI users, and music stimuli processed with CI-simulation software were presented to twenty NH listeners (CIsim). As a control, original music stimuli were also presented to five other NH listeners. All listeners appraised twenty-four musical excerpts, performed music perception tests, and filled out a musical background questionnaire. Music perception tests were the Appreciation of Music in Cochlear Implantees (AMICI), Montreal Battery for Evaluation of Amusia (MBEA), Melodic Contour Identification (MCI), and University of Washington Clinical Assessment of Music Perception (UW-CAMP). Study Sample Twenty-five NH adults (22 – 56 years old), recruited from the local and research communities, participated in the study. Ten adult CI users (46 – 80

  11. Rak piersi w ciąży - odmienności procesu diagnostyki i leczenia = Breast cancer during pregnancy - differences in diagnostic and treatment procedures

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    Magdalena Sowa

    2016-09-01

    85 -801 Bydgoszcz e – mail: magdalena.sowa@cm.umk.pl         Streszczenie Wprowadzenie: Rak piersi w ciąży jest rozpoznawany stosunkowo rzadko. W ostatnich dziesięciu latach w Europie można zauważyć wyraźną tendencję do odraczania macierzyństwa wśród młodych kobiet. Obecnie średnia wieku kobiet rodzących pierwsze dziecko wynosi 30 lat. Jednym z czynników ryzyka zachorowania na raka piersi jest wiek. Z uwagi na fakt, iż kobiety coraz później decydują się na macierzyństwo, a średnia wieku występowania raka piersi się obniża,  z tą szczególną sytuacją kliniczną lekarzom jak i kobietom przyjdzie się zmagać coraz częściej.  Cel pracy:Celem pracy była próba przybliżenia odmienności procesu diagnostyki i leczenia raka gruczołu piersiowego rozpoznanego w ciąży. Rozwinięcie:Z danych epidemiologicznych wynika, iż rak piersi jest najczęściej występującym nowotworem u kobiet ciężarnych.Szczególnie niebezpiecznym jest fakt, iż zmiany fizjologicznie zachodzące w organizmie kobiety już od pierwszych tygodni ciąży, mogą maskować pojawienie się guza i znacznie opóźniać wdrożenie procesu diagnostyki.  Choroba nowotworowa rozpoznana w czasie trwania ciąży jest zawsze dramatyczną i ogromnie stresującą sytuacją dla kobiety i jej najbliższych, dlatego proces diagnostyki i leczenia jest silnie zindywidualizowany, zaś maksymalny efekt terapeutyczny z jednoczesną ochroną nienarodzonego dziecka stanowi priorytet działań. Podsumowanie:Decyzje terapeutyczne podejmowane są po uwzględnieniu ogólnego stanu zdrowia pacjentki, stopnia zaawansowania klinicznego nowotworu, wieku ciążowego oraz postulatów samej pacjentki i jej najbliższych.W niniejszej pracy, posługując się metodą analizy piśmiennictwa szczegółowo omówiono odmienności w procesie diagnostyki i leczenia raka piersi u kobiet ciężarnych.   Słowa kluczowe: rak piersi, ciąża, diagnostyka, leczenie   Breast cancer during pregnancy

  12. Previous Education, Sociodemographic Characteristics, and Nursing Cumulative Grade Point Average as Predictors of Success in Nursing Licensure Examinations

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    Isaac Amankwaa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Success in the licensure examination is the only legal prerequisite to practice as a nurse in Ghana. However, a large percentage of nursing students who sit fail this examination for the first time. This study sought to unravel whether prior education, sociodemographic characteristics, and nursing Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA could predict performance in the licensure examinations. Methods. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey conducted from November 2014 to April 2015 in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana on 176 past nursing students. Data was collected using questionnaires and analyzed using SPSS version 22. A logistic regression model was fitted to look at the influence of the explanatory variables on the odds of passing the licensure examinations. All statistical significances were tested at p value of <0.05. Results. Majority, 56.3%, were females and 86.4% were between the ages of 25 and 31 years. Most of the students (88.6% entered the nursing training colleges with a WASSCE qualification and 38% read general science. 73.9% passed the licensure examinations and the mean CGPA of the students was 2.89 SD=0.37. Sociodemographic characteristics and previous education had no influence on performance in the licensure examinations. CGPA had strong positive relationship with performance in licensure examinations (AOR = 15.27; 95% CI = 6.28, 27.11. Conclusion. Students CGPA could be a good predictor of their performance in the licensure examinations. On the other hand, students’ sociodemographic and previous educational characteristics might not be important factors to consider in admitting students into the nursing training programme.

  13. Effectiveness of Ritonavir-Boosted Protease Inhibitor Monotherapy in Clinical Practice Even with Previous Virological Failures to Protease Inhibitor-Based Regimens.

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    Luis F López-Cortés

    Full Text Available Significant controversy still exists about ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor monotherapy (mtPI/rtv as a simplification strategy that is used up to now to treat patients that have not experienced previous virological failure (VF while on protease inhibitor (PI -based regimens. We have evaluated the effectiveness of two mtPI/rtv regimens in an actual clinical practice setting, including patients that had experienced previous VF with PI-based regimens.This retrospective study analyzed 1060 HIV-infected patients with undetectable viremia that were switched to lopinavir/ritonavir or darunavir/ritonavir monotherapy. In cases in which the patient had previously experienced VF while on a PI-based regimen, the lack of major HIV protease resistance mutations to lopinavir or darunavir, respectively, was mandatory. The primary endpoint of this study was the percentage of participants with virological suppression after 96 weeks according to intention-to-treat analysis (non-complete/missing = failure.A total of 1060 patients were analyzed, including 205 with previous VF while on PI-based regimens, 90 of whom were on complex therapies due to extensive resistance. The rates of treatment effectiveness (intention-to-treat analysis and virological efficacy (on-treatment analysis at week 96 were 79.3% (CI95, 76.8-81.8 and 91.5% (CI95, 89.6-93.4, respectively. No relationships were found between VF and earlier VF while on PI-based regimens, the presence of major or minor protease resistance mutations, the previous time on viral suppression, CD4+ T-cell nadir, and HCV-coinfection. Genotypic resistance tests were available in 49 out of the 74 patients with VFs and only four patients presented new major protease resistance mutations.Switching to mtPI/rtv achieves sustained virological control in most patients, even in those with previous VF on PI-based regimens as long as no major resistance mutations are present for the administered drug.

  14. Biophysical characterization of the fluorescent protein voltage probe VSFP2.3 based on the voltage-sensing domain of Ci-VSP

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    Lundby, Alicia; Akemann, Walther; Knöpfel, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    A voltage sensitive phosphatase was discovered in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. The phosphatase, Ci-VSP, contains a voltage-sensing domain homologous to those known from voltage-gated ion channels, but unlike ion channels, the voltage-sensing domain of Ci-VSP can reside in the cell membrane...... as a monomer. We fused the voltage-sensing domain of Ci-VSP to a pair of fluorescent reporter proteins to generate a genetically encodable voltage-sensing fluorescent probe, VSFP2.3. VSFP2.3 is a fluorescent voltage probe that reports changes in membrane potential as a FRET (fluorescence resonance energy....... Neutralization of an arginine in S4, previously suggested to be a sensing charge, and measuring associated sensing currents indicate that this charge is likely to reside at the membrane-aqueous interface rather than within the membrane electric field. The data presented give us insights into the voltage-sensing...

  15. Secondary recurrent miscarriage is associated with previous male birth.

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    Ooi, Poh Veh

    2012-01-31

    Secondary recurrent miscarriage (RM) is defined as three or more consecutive pregnancy losses after delivery of a viable infant. Previous reports suggest that a firstborn male child is associated with less favourable subsequent reproductive potential, possibly due to maternal immunisation against male-specific minor histocompatibility antigens. In a retrospective cohort study of 85 cases of secondary RM we aimed to determine if secondary RM was associated with (i) gender of previous child, maternal age, or duration of miscarriage history, and (ii) increased risk of pregnancy complications. Fifty-three women (62.0%; 53\\/85) gave birth to a male child prior to RM compared to 32 (38.0%; 32\\/85) who gave birth to a female child (p=0.002). The majority (91.7%; 78\\/85) had uncomplicated, term deliveries and normal birth weight neonates, with one quarter of the women previously delivered by Caesarean section. All had routine RM investigations and 19.0% (16\\/85) had an abnormal result. Fifty-seven women conceived again and 33.3% (19\\/57) miscarried, but there was no significant difference in failure rates between those with a previous male or female child (13\\/32 vs. 6\\/25, p=0.2). When patients with abnormal results were excluded, or when women with only one previous child were considered, there was still no difference in these rates. A previous male birth may be associated with an increased risk of secondary RM but numbers preclude concluding whether this increases recurrence risk. The suggested association with previous male birth provides a basis for further investigations at a molecular level.

  16. Secondary recurrent miscarriage is associated with previous male birth.

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    Ooi, Poh Veh

    2011-01-01

    Secondary recurrent miscarriage (RM) is defined as three or more consecutive pregnancy losses after delivery of a viable infant. Previous reports suggest that a firstborn male child is associated with less favourable subsequent reproductive potential, possibly due to maternal immunisation against male-specific minor histocompatibility antigens. In a retrospective cohort study of 85 cases of secondary RM we aimed to determine if secondary RM was associated with (i) gender of previous child, maternal age, or duration of miscarriage history, and (ii) increased risk of pregnancy complications. Fifty-three women (62.0%; 53\\/85) gave birth to a male child prior to RM compared to 32 (38.0%; 32\\/85) who gave birth to a female child (p=0.002). The majority (91.7%; 78\\/85) had uncomplicated, term deliveries and normal birth weight neonates, with one quarter of the women previously delivered by Caesarean section. All had routine RM investigations and 19.0% (16\\/85) had an abnormal result. Fifty-seven women conceived again and 33.3% (19\\/57) miscarried, but there was no significant difference in failure rates between those with a previous male or female child (13\\/32 vs. 6\\/25, p=0.2). When patients with abnormal results were excluded, or when women with only one previous child were considered, there was still no difference in these rates. A previous male birth may be associated with an increased risk of secondary RM but numbers preclude concluding whether this increases recurrence risk. The suggested association with previous male birth provides a basis for further investigations at a molecular level.

  17. Ocena czynności nerek u dzieci leczonych metodę ESWL - doniesienie wstępne

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    Ewa Straż-Żebrowska

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    Full Text Available Kamica układu moczowego jest chorobą polegającą na tworzeniu się złogów w drogach moczowych w momencie zaburzenia równowagi pomiędzy promotorami i inhibitorami krystalizacji. Obecnie obserwuje się narastanie częstości występowania kamicy w społeczeństwach krajów wysoko uprzemysłowionych, w tym również w populacji dziecięcej. Problem ten dotyczy nawet 5% tej populacji, a coraz większą grupę stanowią dzieci w okresie niemowlęcym. Wśród metod leczenia wyróżniamy postępowanie zachowawcze lub zabiegowe. Leczeniu zachowawczemu najczęściej poddaje się złogi o średnicy do 5 mm, większe wymagają zastosowania metod inwazyjnych. Wśród metod zabiegowych wyróżniamy metody stosunkowo mało inwazyjne, takie jak: ESWL (kruszenie złogów falą generowaną pozaustrojowo, PCNL (przezskóma nefrolitotrypsja, LTRSL (endoskopowa litotrypsja. Obecnie znacznie rzadziej stosowane jest leczenie operacyjne. Zabieg ESWL poprzez działanie fali uderzeniowej powoduje dezintegrację złogu. Cel: Ocena bezpieczeństwa metody w aspekcie funkcji nerek u dzieci leczonych z powodu kamicy układu moczowego metodą ESWL. Materia! i metody: Badaniem objęto 16 dzieci (7 chłopców i 9 dziewczynek w wieku od 2,5 do 17,5 roku (średni wiek 9,5 roku. W ciągu 48 godzin przed wykonaniem zabiegu ESWL oznaczano morfologię krwi, wykładniki stanu zapalnego, stężenie parametrów nerkowych w surowicy (kreatynina, mocznik, cystatyna C, koagulogram. Wyliczano klirensy dla kreatyniny oraz cystatyny C. Mierzono wartości ciśnienia tętniczego. Ponownej oceny czynności nerek w oparciu o te same parametry dokonano w okresie od 1 do 5 miesięcy (średni czas 2,8 miesiąca po zabiegu. Wyniki: Średnie stężenia cystatyny C i kreatyniny oraz wartości klirensów kreatyniny i cystatyny C, mocznika, wartości ciśnienia skurczowego i rozkurczowego nie wykazały istotnych statystycznie różnic przed i po zabiegu ESWL. Stwierdzono statystycznie znamienne

  18. 40 CFR 60.4210 - What are my compliance requirements if I am a stationary CI internal combustion engine manufacturer?

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    ... I am a stationary CI internal combustion engine manufacturer? 60.4210 Section 60.4210 Protection of... CI internal combustion engine manufacturer? (a) Stationary CI internal combustion engine... certified to the standards in 40 CFR part 1039. (b) Stationary CI internal combustion engine manufacturers...

  19. As Ciências da Terra e a mundialização das sociedades

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    Umberto G. Cordani

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    Full Text Available De acordo com os princípios da Agenda 21, o principal documento resultante da unced-92, a sociedade sustentável do futuro deverá mostrar um desenvolvimento econômico equilibrado, no mundo todo, em harmonia com os sistemas de suporte da vida, em nosso planeta. As Ciências da Terra têm um papel crucial, visto que elas têm a responsabilidade da busca e do gerenciamento dos recursos minerais e energéticos, da conservação, do gerenciamento dos solos e da água, do monitoramento contínuo dos processos dinâmicos do Sistema Terra e da prevenção e mitigação dos desastres naturais. Solidariedade social em nível global é necessária para o alcance futuro de uma sociedade sustentável realmente equitativa e preocupada com a justiça social. Entretanto, as tendências atuais da globalização, sob a égide dos grandes conglomerados transnacionais, são as de dar menor prioridade face a assuntos como preservação ambiental e desenvolvimento econômico do Terceiro Mundo. Tais tendências precisam ser invertidas, e os cientistas e profissionais das Ciências da Terra devem tornar-se proativos, em comunicar-se com políticos, educadores e o público em geral, no sentido de planejar adequadamente as atividades de desenvolvimento, evitando possíveis impactos desastrosos para o ambiente.Following the principles contained in the Agenda 21, the main agreement reached during the unced-92, the future sustainable society shall exhibit an equitable socio-economic development, all over the world, in harmony with the life support systems of our planet. The Earth sciences have a crucial role, because they have the responsibility of the search, provision and management of mineral and energetic resources, the conservation and management of soils and water, the continuous monitoring of the dynamic processes of the Earth system, and the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters. Solidarity among people is needed in order to achieve a truly equitable

  20. Desenvolvimento de recursos didáticos para o ensino de geociências para a Banca das Ciências e Experimentoteca da EACH/USP

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    Caroline Bertocco Garcia

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho abrange a importância da divulgação e popularização da Ciência com o uso de modelos didáticos que expressem os conteúdos de Geociências. A divulgação e popularização da Ciência tem como cenário a Banca da Ciência, um projeto ligado ao Laboratório de Desenvolvimento de Recursos Didáticos em Ciência da Natu­reza, LABDID da Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades, EACH-USP. Foram utilizados materiais simples, como papel cartonado de caixa descartáveis, canudos para refrigerante, cola quente, copos de iogurte descartáveis etc. e atividades apresentadas em publicações científicas da área de ensino de Geociências e do site Geoideias, para compor o acervo da Banca da Ciência, assim como para ampliar o tema Geologia no acervo da Experimentoteca do LABDID. A acessibilidade dos materiais para a construção dos modelos foi vista como um meio para a popularização das Geociências, na qual a escolha de materiais reciclados e de baixo custo permitisse a reprodução e adaptação dos modelos.

  1. Erlotinib-induced rash spares previously irradiated skin

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    Lips, Irene M.; Vonk, Ernest J.A.; Koster, Mariska E.Y.; Houwing, Ronald H.

    2011-01-01

    Erlotinib is an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor prescribed to patients with locally advanced or metastasized non-small cell lung carcinoma after failure of at least one earlier chemotherapy treatment. Approximately 75% of the patients treated with erlotinib develop acneiform skin rashes. A patient treated with erlotinib 3 months after finishing concomitant treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer is presented. Unexpectedly, the part of the skin that had been included in his previously radiotherapy field was completely spared from the erlotinib-induced acneiform skin rash. The exact mechanism of erlotinib-induced rash sparing in previously irradiated skin is unclear. The underlying mechanism of this phenomenon needs to be explored further, because the number of patients being treated with a combination of both therapeutic modalities is increasing. The therapeutic effect of erlotinib in the area of the previously irradiated lesion should be assessed. (orig.)

  2. Reasoning with Previous Decisions: Beyond the Doctrine of Precedent

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    Komárek, Jan

    2013-01-01

    in different jurisdictions use previous judicial decisions in their argument, we need to move beyond the concept of precedent to a wider notion, which would embrace practices and theories in legal systems outside the Common law tradition. This article presents the concept of ‘reasoning with previous decisions...... law method’, but they are no less rational and intellectually sophisticated. The reason for the rather conceited attitude of some comparatists is in the dominance of the common law paradigm of precedent and the accompanying ‘case law method’. If we want to understand how courts and lawyers......’ as such an alternative and develops its basic models. The article first points out several shortcomings inherent in limiting the inquiry into reasoning with previous decisions by the common law paradigm (1). On the basis of numerous examples provided in section (1), I will present two basic models of reasoning...

  3. [Prevalence of previously diagnosed diabetes mellitus in Mexico.

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    Rojas-Martínez, Rosalba; Basto-Abreu, Ana; Aguilar-Salinas, Carlos A; Zárate-Rojas, Emiliano; Villalpando, Salvador; Barrientos-Gutiérrez, Tonatiuh

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    To compare the prevalence of previously diagnosed diabetes in 2016 with previous national surveys and to describe treatment and its complications. Mexico's national surveys Ensa 2000, Ensanut 2006, 2012 and 2016 were used. For 2016, logistic regression models and measures of central tendency and dispersion were obtained. The prevalence of previously diagnosed diabetes in 2016 was 9.4%. The increase of 2.2% relative to 2012 was not significant and only observed in patients older than 60 years. While preventive measures have increased, the access to medical treatment and lifestyle has not changed. The treatment has been modified, with an increase in insulin and decrease in hypoglycaemic agents. Population aging, lack of screening actions and the increase in diabetes complications will lead to an increase on the burden of disease. Policy measures targeting primary and secondary prevention of diabetes are crucial.

  4. AHRQ series on complex intervention systematic reviews-paper 7: PRISMA-CI elaboration and explanation.

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    Guise, Jeanne-Marie; Butler, Mary; Chang, Christine; Viswanathan, Meera; Pigott, Terri; Tugwell, Peter

    2017-10-01

    Complex interventions are widely used in health care, public health, education, criminology, social work, business, and welfare. They have increasingly become the subject of systematic reviews and are challenging to effectively report. The Complex Interventions Methods Workgroup developed an extension to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses for Complex Interventions (PRISMA-CI). Following the EQUATOR Network guidance for Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis extensions, this Explanation and Elaboration (EE) document accompanies the PRISMA-CI checklist to promote consistency in reporting of systematic reviews of complex interventions. The EE document explains the meaning and rationale for each unique PRISMA-CI checklist item and provides examples to assist systematic review authors in operationalizing PRISMA-CI guidance. The Complex Interventions Workgroup developed PRISMA-CI as an important start toward increased consistency in reporting of systematic reviews of complex interventions. Because the field is rapidly expanding, the Complex Interventions Methods Workgroup plans to re-evaluate periodically for the need to add increasing specificity and examples as the field matures. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. CiPA: Ongoing testing, future qualification procedures, and pending issues.

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    Cavero, Icilio; Holzgrefe, Henry

    2015-01-01

    The comprehensive in vitro proarrhythmia assay (CiPA) is a nonclinical, mechanism-based paradigm for assessing drug proarrhythmic liability. The first CiPA assay determines effects on cloned human cardiac ion channels. The second investigates whether the latter study-generated metrics engender proarrhythmic markers on a computationally reconstructed human ventricular action potential. The third evaluates conclusions from, and searches possibly missed effects by in silico analysis, in human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hSC-CMs). CiPA ad hoc Expert-Working Groups have proposed patch clamp protocols for seven cardiac ion channels, a modified O'Hara-Rudy model for in silico analysis, detailed procedures for field (MEA) and action potential (VSD) measurements in hSC-CMs, and 29 reference drugs for CiPA assay testing and validation. CiPA adoption as drug development tool for identifying electrophysiological mechanisms conferring proarrhythmic liability to candidate drugs is a complex, multi-functional task requiring significant time, reflection, and efforts to be fully achieved. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Potrzeby i możliwości rehabilitacji chorych na stwardnienie rozsiane w Polsce

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    Andrzej Potemkowski

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Specyfika stwardnienia rozsianego sprawia, że rehabilitacja pacjentów cierpiących na tę chorobę jest jednym z najtrudniejszych zadań rehabilitacji neurologicznej. Liczne objawy stwardnienia rozsianego znacznie obniżają jakość życia około 40 000 chorych żyjących w Polsce. Choć rehabilitacja nie zmniejsza istotnie częstości rzutów ani nie zatrzymuje progresji choroby, to – jeśli jest odpowiednio, nowocześnie prowadzona – poprawia nie tylko obiektywne wskaźniki, lecz także subiektywne samopoczucie i samoocenę, a w rezultacie daje możliwość wytworzenia pozytywnego obrazu siebie. Potrzeby polskich chorych są duże, ale dostępność rehabilitacji (zarówno ambulatoryjnej, jak i  stacjonarnej jest wysoce niesatysfakcjonująca. W związku z tym powinno się optymalizować jakość rehabilitacji prowadzonej przez chorych samodzielnie, w warunkach domowych. Duże znaczenie mają zatem wiedza pacjenta na temat wpływu rehabilitacji na chorobę i możliwych form leczniczych, jak również świadomość skutków zaniechania tej formy leczenia. Stwardnienie rozsiane, niezależnie od postaci, prowadzi do niepełnosprawności i obniżenia jakości życia, a to ogranicza samodzielność, niesie ze sobą ryzyko utraty pracy, utrudnia samoobsługę i swobodę w zakresie aktywności dnia codziennego. Istotna staje się rola rehabilitacyjnych zespołów terapeutycznych (specjaliści neurologii i rehabilitacji plus fizjoterapeuta, które powinny istnieć w każdej poradni diagnostyki i leczenia stwardnienia rozsianego. Ustalenie przez taki zespół ubytków funkcji oraz określenie celów i planu postępowania pozwoliłyby na zmniejszanie skutków postępu choroby.

  7. KONDENSACJA W PRZEGRODZIE ŚCIENNEJ Z KOMPOZYTU WAPIENNO-KONOPNEGO – OCENA MOŻLIWOŚCI WYSTĄPIENIA

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    Full Text Available Obecność składników organicznych w materiałach budowlanych, decyduje o ich wrażliwości na wilgoć, a dłuższej perspektywie na ich korozję biologiczną, jeśli nie zostaną odpowiednio zabezpieczone przed czynnikami atmosferycznymi. Przegrody powinno się projektować zwracając uwagę na ryzyko wystąpienia powierzchniowej oraz międzywarstwowej kondensacji pary wodnej. W artykule przedstawiono analizę przegrody ściennej, wykonanej z kompozytu wapienno-konopnego. Założono grubość ściany 40 cm oraz po 2 cm tynku po obu stronach. Kompozyt składa się z modyfikowanego spoiwa wapiennego oraz paździerzy konopnych pozyskanych z konopi przemysłowych. Parametry materiału, potrzebne do analizy (współczynnik przewodności cieplnej oraz paroprzepuszczalność wyznaczono doświadczalnie w badaniach własnych. W części analitycznej artykułu przedstawiono obliczenia temperatury powierzchni koniecznej do uniknięcia krytycznej wilgotności powierzchni wewnętrznej ściany oraz określono możliwość wystąpienia kondensacji międzywarstwowej w analizowanej ścianie. Obliczenia wykonano zgodnie z normą PN-EN 13788. Przyjęto warunki brzegowe dla lokalizacji Lublin. Miesiącem krytycznym, w którym przegroda jest najbardziej narażona na kondensację jest styczeń. Z uwagi na dobre parametry termoizolacyjne przegrody, jej budowę ryzyko rozwoju pleśni na wewnętrznej powierzchni ściany nie występuje. Kondensacja wewnętrzna występuje w przegrodzie w okresie grudzień – luty. Natomiast już w marcu zgromadzony kondensat ulega całkowitemu odparowaniu. Przegroda odpowiedniej grubości, wykonana z kompozytu wapienno-konopnego, z uwagi na swoją wysoką paroprzepuszczalność oraz niskie przewodnictwo cieplne nie jest narażona na długotrwałe i niszczące oddziaływanie skraplającej się wewnątrz pary wodnej.

  8. Edukacja żywieniowa rodziny w przypadku występowania otyłości

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    Magdalena Pieszko

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    Full Text Available Edukacja żywieniowa stanowi ważny element terapii osób z nadwagą i otyłością, będąc niejednokrotnie dopełnie‑ niem dla diety redukcyjnej czy farmakoterapii. Prawidłowo dobrana i realizowana metoda szkolenia powinna speł‑ niać funkcję czynnika mobilizującego i wzmacniającego, dzięki któremu pacjent będzie chętniej modyfikował swój styl życia. Głównym celem edukacji dotyczącej diety jest przekazanie i utrwalenie właściwych postaw żywieniowych, przy czym forma przekazu wiedzy na temat odżywiania skierowana do dzieci nie może być taka sama jak przezna‑ czona dla ich rodziców/opiekunów. Związane jest to z różnicami w rozumieniu i przyswajaniu informacji pomiędzy osobami dorosłymi i dziećmi. Mimo to trzeba pamiętać, że rodzina jest społecznością, której członkowie są ze sobą bardzo związani i mają na siebie duży wpływ – nie można zatem pominąć edukacji, która będzie zachęcała całą rodzinę do wspólnych działań. Zmiana nawyków żywieniowych musi dotyczyć wszystkich członków rodziny, gdyż to rodzice poprzez swoje poglądy, preferencje i zachowania kształtują poglądy, preferencje i zachowania dzieci. Również osoba szczupła powinna dostosować się do nowych zasad dla dobra swoich bliskich. Wzajemna moty‑ wacja może być kluczem do sukcesu. Zmiana stylu życia wiąże się też ze zwiększeniem aktywności fizycznej, która jest nieodzownym elementem terapii pacjentów otyłych. Wzrost aktywności ruchowej może skutecznie skrócić czas leczenia oraz przyczynić się do jego lepszych efektów.

  9. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in adults with previous cardiovascular surgery.

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    von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Florian; Trauzeddel, Ralf Felix; Schulz-Menger, Jeanette

    2014-03-01

    Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a versatile non-invasive imaging modality that serves a broad spectrum of indications in clinical cardiology and has proven evidence. Most of the numerous applications are appropriate in patients with previous cardiovascular surgery in the same manner as in non-surgical subjects. However, some specifics have to be considered. This review article is intended to provide information about the application of CMR in adults with previous cardiovascular surgery. In particular, the two main scenarios, i.e. following coronary artery bypass surgery and following heart valve surgery, are highlighted. Furthermore, several pictorial descriptions of other potential indications for CMR after cardiovascular surgery are given.

  10. Pomiar wiarygodności internetowych serwisów handlowych.

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    Garnik, Igor; Basińska, Beata

    2011-01-01

    Rozwój handlu internetowego jest odpowiedzią na zapotrzebowanie klientów na tę formę dystrybucji towarów i usług. Z tego powodu, zarządzanie witryną sklepu internetowego, w celu zwiększenia jej wiarygodności, a co za tym idzie – konkurencyjności, jest ważnym zadaniem stojącym przed podmiotami prowadzącymi działalność gospodarczą w sieci. Celem niniejszej pracy było zaproponowanie nowej metody oceny wiarygodności serwisów WWW. Badanie przeprowadzono w grupie 225 osób (83% doświadczonych i 17% ...

  11. Identyfikacja wielokryterialnego modelu istotności pompowni melioracyjnych na terenie Polski

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    Wojciech Sałabun; Michał Napierała; Jerzy Bykowski

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    Niniejsza praca omawia istotny problem związany z klasyfikacją i właściwym zdefiniowaniem wielkości pompowni melioracyjnych. Podstawowa definicja wielkości jest bardzo szeroka, zatem ze względu na liczbę objaśniających ją parametrów wymaga precyzyjnego uściślenia. W dotychczasowych ocenach rozmiarów pompowni melioracyjnych posługiwano się na ogół wrażeniami osobistymi opartymi na subiektywnym odczuciu, które z kolei jest oparte na nieznanej liczbie parametrów. Pojawiające się przy...

  12. Eclipse in the binary system of the CI Cyg symbiotic star

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    Belyakina, T S

    1979-01-01

    Photoelectric photometry and spectral observations of the symbiotic star CI Cyg were carried out at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory from April, 1975 through December, 1976. The instrumental photometric system used was close to the UBV. Considerable light variations and spectral changes have been recorded during the period of the observations. Yellow, blue and ultraviolet amplitudes were equal to 2.3, 3.0 and 3sub(m).3 correspondingly. The brightness of CI Cyg reached maximal value in June - July, 1975 when spectrum was F5 with Hsub(..cap alpha..) and Hsub(..beta..) in emission. A sharp and deep minimum in the light curves of CI Cyg was observed during the period of the highest brightness. It was caused by the eclipse of the hot component by the cold one in the binary system.

  13. Korzyści z podejmowania regularnej aktywności fizycznej przez osoby starsze = The benefits of regular physical activity for the elderly

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    3Wydział Kultury Fizycznej, Zdrowia i Turystyki, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy   Słowa kluczowe: regularna aktywność fizyczna, osoby starsze.   Keywords: regular physical activity, elderly.   Abstrakt W państwach rozwiniętych i rozwijających się coraz większą grupę społeczeństw stanowią seniorzy. Świadomość problemu spowodowała podjęcie powszechnej dyskusji ekspertów i praktyków z dziedzin medycznych na temat konieczności działań niezbędnych dla zapewnienia społeczeństwom pomyślnej starości. Od dawna wskazuje się, że brak aktywności ruchowej jest dla zdrowia niebezpieczny. Starzeniu się układu sercowo-naczyniowego towarzyszy dużo niekorzystnych zmian strukturalnych, czynnościowych i biochemicznych. Za typowe dla tego okresu zmiany uważa się osłabienie możliwości relaksacji włókien mięśniowych, co może być przyczyną rozkurczowej niewydolności serca. Trening zdrowotny – jest rodzajem aktywności fizycznej wykonywanej z powodów medycznych. Celem jest uzyskanie efektów fizycznych oraz psychicznych przeciwdziałających zmniejszaniu się zdolności adaptacyjnych organizmu. Eksperci przekonują osoby starsze o korzyściach płynących z aktywnego fizycznie stylu życia. Bogate piśmiennictwo poruszające tematykę medycznych aspektów procesu starzenia, mówi o niezaprzeczalnym znaczeniu ruchu dla toczących się w ludzkim ciele procesów inwolucyjnych. Aktywność fizyczna odpowiednio dozowana jest w stanie wyraźnie zmniejszyć negatywny wpływ tych zmian i jak najdłużej pozwolić utrzymać zdrowie fizyczne, psychiczne i społeczne. Zauważono, że systematycznie dozowany wysiłek fizyczny zmniejsza ryzyko wystąpienia wielu chorób np. cukrzycy, miażdżycy, choroby niedokrwiennej serca. Liczne badania naukowe i bogate piśmiennictwo gerontologiczne przedstawiają najnowsze doniesienia specjalistów o tym, jak należy prawidłowo przygotować i prowadzić trening fizyczny z osobami starszymi

  14. Squamous cell carcinoma arising in previously burned or irradiated skin

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    Edwards, M.J.; Hirsch, R.M.; Broadwater, J.R.; Netscher, D.T.; Ames, F.C.

    1989-01-01

    Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arising in previously burned or irradiated skin was reviewed in 66 patients treated between 1944 and 1986. Healing of the initial injury was complicated in 70% of patients. Mean interval from initial injury to diagnosis of SCC was 37 years. The overwhelming majority of patients presented with a chronic intractable ulcer in previously injured skin. The regional relapse rate after surgical excision was very high, 58% of all patients. Predominant patterns of recurrence were in local skin and regional lymph nodes (93% of recurrences). Survival rates at 5, 10, and 20 years were 52%, 34%, and 23%, respectively. Five-year survival rates in previously burned and irradiated patients were not significantly different (53% and 50%, respectively). This review, one of the largest reported series, better defines SCC arising in previously burned or irradiated skin as a locally aggressive disease that is distinct from SCC arising in sunlight-damaged skin. An increased awareness of the significance of chronic ulceration in scar tissue may allow earlier diagnosis. Regional disease control and survival depend on surgical resection of all known disease and may require radical lymph node dissection or amputation

  15. Outcome Of Pregnancy Following A Previous Lower Segment ...

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    Background: A previous ceasarean section is an important variable that influences patient management in subsequent pregnancies. A trial of vaginal delivery in such patients is a feasible alternative to a secondary section, thus aiding to reduce the ceasarean section rate and its associated co-morbidities. Objective: To ...

  16. 24 CFR 1710.552 - Previously accepted state filings.

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    ... of Substantially Equivalent State Law § 1710.552 Previously accepted state filings. (a) Materials... and contracts or agreements contain notice of purchaser's revocation rights. In addition see § 1715.15..., unless the developer is obligated to do so in the contract. (b) If any such filing becomes inactive or...

  17. The job satisfaction of principals of previously disadvantaged schools

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    The aim of this study was to identify influences on the job satisfaction of previously disadvantaged ..... I am still riding the cloud … I hope it lasts. .... as a way of creating a climate and culture in schools where individuals are willing to explore.

  18. Haemophilus influenzae type f meningitis in a previously healthy boy

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    Ronit, Andreas; Berg, Ronan M G; Bruunsgaard, Helle

    2013-01-01

    Non-serotype b strains of Haemophilus influenzae are extremely rare causes of acute bacterial meningitis in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of acute bacterial meningitis in a 14-year-old boy, who was previously healthy and had been immunised against H influenzae serotype b (Hib...

  19. Research Note Effects of previous cultivation on regeneration of ...

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    We investigated the effects of previous cultivation on regeneration potential under miombo woodlands in a resettlement area, a spatial product of Zimbabwe's land reforms. We predicted that cultivation would affect population structure, regeneration, recruitment and potential grazing capacity of rangelands. Plant attributes ...

  20. Cryptococcal meningitis in a previously healthy child | Chimowa ...

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    An 8-year-old previously healthy female presented with a 3 weeks history of headache, neck stiffness, deafness, fever and vomiting and was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis. She had documented hearing loss and was referred to tertiary-level care after treatment with fluconazole did not improve her neurological ...

  1. Investigation of previously derived Hyades, Coma, and M67 reddenings

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    Taylor, B.J.

    1980-01-01

    New Hyades polarimetry and field star photometry have been obtained to check the Hyades reddening, which was found to be nonzero in a previous paper. The new Hyades polarimetry implies essentially zero reddening; this is also true of polarimetry published by Behr (which was incorrectly interpreted in the previous paper). Four photometric techniques which are presumed to be insensitive to blanketing are used to compare the Hyades to nearby field stars; these four techniques also yield essentially zero reddening. When all of these results are combined with others which the author has previously published and a simultaneous solution for the Hyades, Coma, and M67 reddenings is made, the results are E (B-V) =3 +- 2 (sigma) mmag, -1 +- 3 (sigma) mmag, and 46 +- 6 (sigma) mmag, respectively. No support for a nonzero Hyades reddening is offered by the new results. When the newly obtained reddenings for the Hyades, Coma, and M67 are compared with results from techniques given by Crawford and by users of the David Dunlap Observatory photometric system, no differences between the new and other reddenings are found which are larger than about 2 sigma. The author had previously found that the M67 main-sequence stars have about the same blanketing as that of Coma and less blanketing than the Hyades; this conclusion is essentially unchanged by the revised reddenings

  2. Rapid fish stock depletion in previously unexploited seamounts: the ...

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    Rapid fish stock depletion in previously unexploited seamounts: the case of Beryx splendens from the Sierra Leone Rise (Gulf of Guinea) ... A spectral analysis and red-noise spectra procedure (REDFIT) algorithm was used to identify the red-noise spectrum from the gaps in the observed time-series of catch per unit effort by ...

  3. 18 CFR 154.302 - Previously submitted material.

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    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Previously submitted material. 154.302 Section 154.302 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY... concurrently with the rate change filing. There must be furnished to the Director, Office of Energy Market...

  4. Process cells dismantling of EUREX pant: previous activities

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    Gili, M.

    1998-01-01

    In the '98-'99 period some process cells of the EUREX pant will be dismantled, in order to place there the liquid wastes conditioning plant 'CORA'. This report resumes the previous activities (plant rinsing campaigns and inactive Cell 014 dismantling), run in the past three years and the drawn experience [it

  5. The job satisfaction of principals of previously disadvantaged schools

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    The aim of this study was to identify influences on the job satisfaction of previously disadvantaged school principals in North-West Province. Evans's theory of job satisfaction, morale and motivation was useful as a conceptual framework. A mixedmethods explanatory research design was important in discovering issues with ...

  6. Obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with previous tuberculosis ...

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    Obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with previous tuberculosis: Pathophysiology of a community-based cohort. B.W. Allwood, R Gillespie, M Galperin-Aizenberg, M Bateman, H Olckers, L Taborda-Barata, G.L. Calligaro, Q Said-Hartley, R van Zyl-Smit, C.B. Cooper, E van Rikxoort, J Goldin, N Beyers, E.D. Bateman ...

  7. Abiraterone in metastatic prostate cancer without previous chemotherapy

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    Ryan, Charles J.; Smith, Matthew R.; de Bono, Johann S.; Molina, Arturo; Logothetis, Christopher J.; de Souza, Paul; Fizazi, Karim; Mainwaring, Paul; Piulats, Josep M.; Ng, Siobhan; Carles, Joan; Mulders, Peter F. A.; Basch, Ethan; Small, Eric J.; Saad, Fred; Schrijvers, Dirk; van Poppel, Hendrik; Mukherjee, Som D.; Suttmann, Henrik; Gerritsen, Winald R.; Flaig, Thomas W.; George, Daniel J.; Yu, Evan Y.; Efstathiou, Eleni; Pantuck, Allan; Winquist, Eric; Higano, Celestia S.; Taplin, Mary-Ellen; Park, Youn; Kheoh, Thian; Griffin, Thomas; Scher, Howard I.; Rathkopf, Dana E.; Boyce, A.; Costello, A.; Davis, I.; Ganju, V.; Horvath, L.; Lynch, R.; Marx, G.; Parnis, F.; Shapiro, J.; Singhal, N.; Slancar, M.; van Hazel, G.; Wong, S.; Yip, D.; Carpentier, P.; Luyten, D.; de Reijke, T.

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    Abiraterone acetate, an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor, improves overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer after chemotherapy. We evaluated this agent in patients who had not received previous chemotherapy. In this double-blind study, we randomly assigned

  8. Response to health insurance by previously uninsured rural children.

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    Tilford, J M; Robbins, J M; Shema, S J; Farmer, F L

    1999-08-01

    To examine the healthcare utilization and costs of previously uninsured rural children. Four years of claims data from a school-based health insurance program located in the Mississippi Delta. All children who were not Medicaid-eligible or were uninsured, were eligible for limited benefits under the program. The 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) was used to compare utilization of services. The study represents a natural experiment in the provision of insurance benefits to a previously uninsured population. Premiums for the claims cost were set with little or no information on expected use of services. Claims from the insurer were used to form a panel data set. Mixed model logistic and linear regressions were estimated to determine the response to insurance for several categories of health services. The use of services increased over time and approached the level of utilization in the NMES. Conditional medical expenditures also increased over time. Actuarial estimates of claims cost greatly exceeded actual claims cost. The provision of a limited medical, dental, and optical benefit package cost approximately $20-$24 per member per month in claims paid. An important uncertainty in providing health insurance to previously uninsured populations is whether a pent-up demand exists for health services. Evidence of a pent-up demand for medical services was not supported in this study of rural school-age children. States considering partnerships with private insurers to implement the State Children's Health Insurance Program could lower premium costs by assembling basic data on previously uninsured children.

  9. Expression, purification, and reconstitution of the voltage-sensing domain from Ci-VSP.

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    Li, Qufei; Jogini, Vishwanath; Wanderling, Sherry; Cortes, D Marien; Perozo, Eduardo

    2012-10-16

    The voltage-sensing domain (VSD) is the common scaffold responsible for the functional behavior of voltage-gated ion channels, voltage sensitive enzymes, and proton channels. Because of the position of the voltage dependence of the available VSD structures, at present, they all represent the activated state of the sensor. Yet in the absence of a consensus resting state structure, the mechanistic details of voltage sensing remain controversial. The voltage dependence of the VSD from Ci-VSP (Ci-VSD) is dramatically right shifted, so that at 0 mV it presumably populates the putative resting state. Appropriate biochemical methods are an essential prerequisite for generating sufficient amounts of Ci-VSD protein for high-resolution structural studies. Here, we present a simple and robust protocol for the expression of eukaryotic Ci-VSD in Escherichia coli at milligram levels. The protein is pure, homogeneous, monodisperse, and well-folded after solubilization in Anzergent 3-14 at the analyzed concentration (~0.3 mg/mL). Ci-VSD can be reconstituted into liposomes of various compositions, and initial site-directed spin labeling and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopic measurements indicate its first transmembrane segment folds into an α-helix, in agreement with the homologous region of other VSDs. On the basis of our results and enhanced relaxation EPR spectroscopy measurement, Ci-VSD reconstitutes essentially randomly in proteoliposomes, precluding straightforward application of transmembrane voltages in combination with spectroscopic methods. Nevertheless, these results represent an initial step that makes the resting state of a VSD accessible to a variety of biophysical and structural approaches, including X-ray crystallography, spectroscopic methods, and electrophysiology in lipid bilayers.

  10. Expression, Purification and Reconstitution of the Voltage Sensing Domain from Ci-VSP

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    Li, Qufei; Jogini, Vishwanath; Wanderling, Sherry; Cortes, D. Marien; Perozo, Eduardo

    2013-01-01

    The voltage-sensing domain (VSD) is the common scaffold responsible for the functional behavior of voltage gated ion channels, voltage sensitive enzymes and proton channels. Because of the position of the voltage dependence of the available VSD structures, at present, they all represent the activated state of the sensor. Yet, in the absence of a consensus resting state structure, the mechanistic details of voltage sensing remain controversial. The voltage dependence of the VSD from Ci-VSP (Ci-VSD) is dramatically right shifted, so that at 0 mV It presumably populates the putative resting state. Appropriate biochemical methods are an essential prerequisite to generate sufficient amounts of Ci-VSD protein for high-resolution structural studies. Here, we present a simple and robust protocol for the Escherichia coli expression of eukaryotic Ci-VSD at milligram levels. The protein is pure, homogeneous, mono-disperse and well folded after solubilization in Anzergent 3-14 at the analyzed concentration (~ 0.3 mg/mL). Ci-VSD can be reconstituted into liposomes of various compositions and initial site-directed spin labeling and EPR spectroscopic measurements indicate its first transmembrane segment folds into an α-helix, in agreement to the homologous region of other VSDs. Based on current results and enhanced relaxation EPR spectroscopy measurement, Ci-VSD reconstitutes essentially randomly in proteo-liposomes, precluding straightforward application of transmembrane voltages in combination with spectroscopic methods. Nevertheless, the present results represent an initial step that makes the resting state of a VSD accessible to a variety of biophysical and structural approaches, including X-ray crystallography, spectroscopic methods and electrophysiology in lipid bilayers. PMID:22989304

  11. Naród kontra lewactwo. Polityczne kategoryzacje rzeczywistości w folklorze internetowym

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    Full Text Available Nation against “the leftist.”  Political categorizations of the reality in internet folklore In his well known essay “Left-wing” communism: an infantile disorder Lenin used the Russian term “levizna” to name a naïve strategy of West European communist parties. This term is usually translated as “Left-Wing” but it does not show its disregarding to West communist politics in Lenin’s eyes. In Polish there is anther tradition, used by communist nomenclature, to ridicule left wing movement (e.g. in 1968, and it is translated as “lewactwo” (translations such as”lefty”, “leftie” do not fit due to historical context and the Russian grammar. Nowadays the term is used by right-wing movements and politicians to humiliate each left-wing idea as childish (opposed to “adult” right-wing. In my article, I intend to show how this “lewactwo” notion works as a barrier of national identity, as well as a screen of phantasy. The empirical part of my work was based on Internet folklore, such as mems, commentaries, short YouTube films and also on offers of shops with patriotic clothes and gadgets (because their offer is rooted in this folklore, and they first make some “patriotic context,” e.g. something interesting in history, and then offer clothes etc. in relation to this. So their merchandise is strictly based on Internet folklore and work as “barometer” for it. My analysis shows how the notion “lewactwo” works as an ideological and phantasmatic barrier for national identity. This barrier shows how all these right-wing movements construct positive set of the “nation.” This set contains positive as well as negative (put together with “lewactwo” elements, like notions, ideas and signs with which they must be contiguous to be part of the nation (e.g., in an anthropological notion of magic based on contagion and similarity. The term “lewactwo” is also used as a screen of phantasy, where you are projecting

  12. Wybrane aspekty dotyczące przychodów i kosztóww przedsiębiorstwie postawionymw stan upadłości likwidacyjnej

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    Janusz Czerny

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    Full Text Available Celem postępowania upadłościowego, które prowadzi do likwidacji przedsiębiorstwa, jest osiągnięcie przychodów ze zbycia jego majątku, co pozwoliłyby na pokrycie kosztów postępowania i zaspokojenia wierzycieli. W upadłości likwidacyjnej przedsiębiorstw mamy do czynienia z dwoma strumieniami przychodów: z przychodami dotyczącymi zbycia przedsiębiorstwa lub jego składników majątku oraz z przychodami związanymi z ewentualnym kontynuowaniem działalności. Przychody ze sprzedaży przedsiębiorstwa powinny być prognozowane głównie na podstawie informacji płynących z systemu rachunkowości, co stanowi tzw. statyczny aspekt upadłości i jest związane z wyceną masy upadłości. Aspekt dynamiczny zaś wiąże się z zakresem i czasem kontynuowanej działalności, o czym decyduje syndyk. Decyzję o zakresie i czasie kontynuowania działalności w przedsiębiorstwie postawionym w stan upadłości likwidacyjnej powinien podjąć syndyk, opierając się na danych generowanych przez system rachunkowości, przy wykorzystaniu narzędzi analizy finansowej. Bardzo istotnym staje się zatem właściwe zarządzanie kosztami procesu upadłości, polegające na ich minimalizacji, co wymaga opracowania przez syndyka budżetu wydatków postępowania upadłościowego oraz przychodów i kosztów kontynuowanej działalności, a następnie szczegółowej kontroli ich wykonania.

  13. Reoperative sentinel lymph node biopsy after previous mastectomy.

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    Karam, Amer; Stempel, Michelle; Cody, Hiram S; Port, Elisa R

    2008-10-01

    Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is the standard of care for axillary staging in breast cancer, but many clinical scenarios questioning the validity of SLN biopsy remain. Here we describe our experience with reoperative-SLN (re-SLN) biopsy after previous mastectomy. Review of the SLN database from September 1996 to December 2007 yielded 20 procedures done in the setting of previous mastectomy. SLN biopsy was performed using radioisotope with or without blue dye injection superior to the mastectomy incision, in the skin flap in all patients. In 17 of 20 patients (85%), re-SLN biopsy was performed for local or regional recurrence after mastectomy. Re-SLN biopsy was successful in 13 of 20 patients (65%) after previous mastectomy. Of the 13 patients, 2 had positive re-SLN, and completion axillary dissection was performed, with 1 having additional positive nodes. In the 11 patients with negative re-SLN, 2 patients underwent completion axillary dissection demonstrating additional negative nodes. One patient with a negative re-SLN experienced chest wall recurrence combined with axillary recurrence 11 months after re-SLN biopsy. All others remained free of local or axillary recurrence. Re-SLN biopsy was unsuccessful in 7 of 20 patients (35%). In three of seven patients, axillary dissection was performed, yielding positive nodes in two of the three. The remaining four of seven patients all had previous modified radical mastectomy, so underwent no additional axillary surgery. In this small series, re-SLN was successful after previous mastectomy, and this procedure may play some role when axillary staging is warranted after mastectomy.

  14. Contribuições para o estudo do ciúme excessivo

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    O ciúme romântico é um complexo de pensamentos, emoções e ações que visam proteger o relacionamento diante de uma ameaça percebida real ou imaginária e tem como objetivo eliminar os riscos da perda do objeto de amor. O ciúme excessivo (patológico) é uma preocupação infundada, irracional e irreal, composto de diversas emoções e pensamentos que provocam prejuízos significativos no funcionamento pessoal e relacional. O objetivo deste trabalho foi explorar a presença de transtornos psiquiátrico...

  15. Combustion Characteristics of CI Diesel Engine Fuelled With Blends of Jatropha Oil Biodiesel

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    Singh, Manpreet; Yunus Sheikh, Mohd.; Singh, Dharmendra; Nageswara rao, P.

    2018-03-01

    Jatropha Curcas oil is a non-edible oil which is used for Jatropha biodiesel (JBD) production. Jatropha biodiesel is produced using transesterification technique and it is used as an alternative fuel in CI diesel engine without any hardware modification. Jatropha biodiesel is used in CI diesel engine with various volumetric concentrations (blends) such as JBD5, JBD15, JBD25, JBD35 and JBD45. The combustion parameters such as in-cylinder pressure, rate of pressure rise, net heat release, cumulative heat release, mass fraction burned are analyzed and compared for all blends combustion data with mineral diesel fuel (D100).

  16. Mitos da didática das ciências acerca dos motivos para incluir a Natureza da Ciência no ensino das ciências Science Education myths about the reasons to include the Nature of Science in science teaching

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    Full Text Available Em certas situações, a Didática das Ciências transmite como mitos algumas crenças que não estão suficientemente sustentadas pela investigação que ela própria produz. Este artigo mostra dois desses mitos relacionados com os motivos que se costumam apontar para incluir a Natureza da Ciência no ensino das ciências, como sejam a suposta relação entre a prática docente e as crenças sobre a Natureza da Ciência, e a crença de que a sua compreensão é um fator chave na hora de tomar melhores decisões cívicas em questões tecnocientíficas de interesse social. A análise que se apresenta realizou-se mediante a revisão de diversos resultados de investigações procedentes da própria Didática das Ciências e também da Psicologia das Decisões. A conclusão aponta para considerar que outros fatores influenciam mais, tornando muito menos lineares essas hipotéticas relações do que alguns especialistas pensam e mais complexa a problemática abordada.In some situations Science Education transmits as myths various beliefs as myths that are not enough sustained by the research in its own domain. This paper shows two of these myths related to the reasons usually pointed in orderfor includinge the Nature of Science in science teaching:, such as the supposed relationship between the educational practice and the beliefs about the Nature of Science, and also the belief that its understanding of the Nature of Science is a key factor in when making better civicdecisions as citizens in technical socioscientific oscientific issues. with social interest The analysis was carried out by means of athe review of several results from the own Science Education Research, and also from the Psychology of Decisions. The conclusion seems to be clear: other factors are of a greater influence, making those hypothetical relations much less linear than some experts wcould think, and making the questions much more complex. the presented question.

  17. Endo-referência de uma ciência formalizada da natureza

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    Michel Paty

    1992-04-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho desenvolve as implicações da idéia de que quando uma teoria atinge um estágio abstrato de formalização, como é o caso de teorias físicas, da mecânica quântica, o significado de seus conceitos e proposições, objetivos para representação e inteligibilidade do mundo físico (realidade física em qualquer de suas acepções é obtido a partir da própria teoria. Em síntese, "é a própria que dita o significado de suas proposições", segundo Einstein e Heisenberg. Em seguida apresenta uma análise do significado de 'teoria formalizada' para o caso das ciências de conteúdo empírico como a física, concluindo que a acepção adotada não pode ser reduzida a um 'formalismo interpretado' nos moldes aceitos pelos elementos do Círculo de Viena. Aspectos dinâmicos das teorias são também discutidos. Finalmente, a partir das considerações acima, é introduzido o conceito de 'endo-referência' e discutidas as suas conexões com o conceito kantiano de sintético a priori.The paper develops epistemological implications of the idea that, when a theory is in state of abstract formalization (as to-day physical theory, quantum physics for instance is, the meaning of its concepts and propositions, which are aiming at the representation and intelligibility of the external physical world is however to be taken from within the theory itself. " It is the theory itself which dictates the physical significance of its propositions" in the words of Heisenberg and Einstein. It contains also the analysis of what is meant by " formalized theory" for a science with empirical content as physics and concludes that it cannot be reduced to a mere "interpreta formalism" in the sense of logical impiricism. Finaly it works on the sense of endoreference connctions with a kantian concept of a priori synthetic.

  18. Decreasing prevalence of the full metabolic syndrome but a persistently high prevalence of dyslipidemia among adult Arabs.

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    Nasser M Al-Daghri

    Full Text Available A decade has passed since metabolic syndrome (MetS was documented to be highly prevalent in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. No follow-up epidemiologic study was done. This study aims to fill this gap. In this cross-sectional, observational study, a total of 2850 randomly selected Saudi adults aged 18-55 years were recruited. Subjects' information was generated from a database of more than 10,000 Saudi citizens from the existing Biomarkers Screening in Riyadh Program (RIYADH Cohort, Saudi Arabia. Anthropometrics included body mass index (BMI, blood pressure, as well as waist and hip circumferences. Fasting blood glucose and lipid profile were determined using routine laboratory procedures. The definition of ATP-III (NHANES III was used for the diagnosis of the full MetS. The overall prevalence of complete MetS was 35.3% [Confidence-Interval (CI 33.5-37.01]. Age-adjusted prevalence according to the European standard population is 37.0%. Low HDL-cholesterol was the most prevalent of all MetS risk factors, affecting 88.6% (CI 87.5-89.7 and hypertriglyceridemia the second most prevalent, affecting 34% (CI 32.3-35.7 of the subjects. The prevalence of the full MetS decreased from previous estimates but remains high, while dyslipidemia remains extremely high, affecting almost 90% of middle-aged Arabs. Screening for dyslipidemia among Saudi adults is warranted, especially among those most at risk. Scientific inquiry into the molecular causes of these manifestations should be pursued as a first step in the discovery of etiologic therapies.

  19. Adolescents' physical activity is associated with previous and current physical activity practice by their parents.

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    Christofaro, Diego Giulliano Destro; Andersen, Lars Bo; Andrade, Selma Maffei de; Barros, Mauro Virgílio Gomes de; Saraiva, Bruna Thamyres Ciccotti; Fernandes, Rômulo Araújo; Ritti-Dias, Raphael Mendes

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether parents' current and previous physical activity practice is associated with adolescents' physical activity. The sample was composed of 1231 adolescents (14-17 years), and 1202 mothers and 871 fathers were interviewed. Weight and height of the adolescents were measured. Self-reported parents' weight and height were obtained. The current and previous physical activity levels (Baecke's questionnaire) of parents (during childhood and adolescence) and adolescents' physical activity levels were obtained using a questionnaire. The magnitude of the associations between parent and adolescent physical activity levels was determined by binary logistic regression (adjusted by sex, age, and socioeconomic level of adolescents and education level of parents). The current physical activity practice by parents was associated with adolescents' physical activity (p<0.001). The physical activities reported by parents in their childhood and adolescence were also associated with higher physical activity levels among adolescents. Adolescents whose parents were both physically active in the past and present were six times (OR=6.67 [CI=1.94-22.79]) more likely to be physically active compared to adolescents with no parents who were physically active in the past. The current and previous physical activities of parents were associated with higher levels of physical activity in adolescents, even after controlling for confounding factors. Copyright © 2017 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  20. Aulas de ciências para surdos: estudos sobre a produção do discurso de intérpretes de LIBRAS e professores de ciências

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    Walquíria Dutra de Oliveira

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O bilinguismo na educação de surdos pressupõe a língua de sinais como primeira língua do surdo e, com a inclusão escolar, os alunos surdos foram inseridos em instituições regulares de ensino, implicando uma nova estrutura da sala de aula. O ensino de ciências para surdos é um desafio, pois o aluno surdo utiliza uma língua diferente da do professor, e necessita de um intérprete de LIBRAS para ter acesso ao corpo de conhecimentos mediados por ele. A investigação objetivou analisar a produção de narrativas (um gênero do discurso de professores e intérpretes de LIBRAS sobre a aula de ciências para surdos. As narrativas foram produzidas no “diário de aula”, e foram analisadas pela técnica de análise de conteúdo. Nossos resultados apontam que o bilinguismo ainda não permeia a sala de aula inclusiva, e que a barreira linguística é a maior dificuldade encontrada no aprendizado dos conhecimentos científicos pelos alunos surdos.

  1. [Fatal amnioinfusion with previous choriocarcinoma in a parturient woman].

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    Hrgović, Z; Bukovic, D; Mrcela, M; Hrgović, I; Siebzehnrübl, E; Karelovic, D

    2004-04-01

    The case of 36-year-old tercipare is described who developed choriocharcinoma in a previous pregnancy. During the first term labour the patient developed cardiac arrest, so reanimation and sectio cesarea was performed. A male new-born was delivered in good condition, but even after intensive therapy and reanimation occurred death of parturient woman with picture of disseminate intravascular coagulopathia (DIK). On autopsy and on histology there was no sign of malignant disease, so it was not possible to connect previous choricarcinoma with amniotic fluid embolism. Maybe was place of choriocarcinoma "locus minoris resistentiae" which later resulted with failure in placentation what was hard to prove. On autopsy we found embolia of lung with a microthrombosis of terminal circulation with punctiformis bleeding in mucous, what stands for DIK.

  2. Challenging previous conceptions of vegetarianism and eating disorders.

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    Fisak, B; Peterson, R D; Tantleff-Dunn, S; Molnar, J M

    2006-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to replicate and expand upon previous research that has examined the potential association between vegetarianism and disordered eating. Limitations of previous research studies are addressed, including possible low reliability of measures of eating pathology within vegetarian samples, use of only a few dietary restraint measures, and a paucity of research examining potential differences in body image and food choice motives of vegetarians versus nonvegetarians. Two hundred and fifty-six college students completed a number of measures of eating pathology and body image, and a food choice motives questionnaire. Interestingly, no significant differences were found between vegetarians and nonvegetarians in measures of eating pathology or body image. However, significant differences in food choice motives were found. Implications for both researchers and clinicians are discussed.

  3. Previously unreported abnormalities in Wolfram Syndrome Type 2.

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    Akturk, Halis Kaan; Yasa, Seda

    2017-01-01

    Wolfram syndrome (WFS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease with non-autoimmune childhood onset insulin dependent diabetes and optic atrophy. WFS type 2 (WFS2) differs from WFS type 1 (WFS1) with upper intestinal ulcers, bleeding tendency and the lack ofdiabetes insipidus. Li-fespan is short due to related comorbidities. Only a few familieshave been reported with this syndrome with the CISD2 mutation. Here we report two siblings with a clinical diagnosis of WFS2, previously misdiagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy-related blindness. We report possible additional clinical and laboratory findings that have not been pre-viously reported, such as asymptomatic hypoparathyroidism, osteomalacia, growth hormone (GH) deficiency and hepatomegaly. Even though not a requirement for the diagnosis of WFS2 currently, our case series confirm hypogonadotropic hypogonadism to be also a feature of this syndrome, as reported before. © Polish Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology.

  4. Previous climatic alterations are caused by the sun

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    Groenaas, Sigbjoern

    2003-01-01

    The article surveys the scientific results of previous research into the contribution of the sun to climatic alterations. The author concludes that there is evidence of eight cold periods after the last ice age and that the alterations largely were due to climate effects from the sun. However, these effects are only causing a fraction of the registered global warming. It is assumed that the human activities are contributing to the rest of the greenhouse effect

  5. Influence of previous knowledge in Torrance tests of creative thinking

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    Aranguren, María; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas CONICET

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this work is to analyze the influence of study field, expertise and recreational activities participation in Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT, 1974) performance. Several hypotheses were postulated to explore the possible effects of previous knowledge in TTCT verbal and TTCT figural university students’ outcomes. Participants in this study included 418 students from five study fields: Psychology;Philosophy and Literature, Music; Engineering; and Journalism and Advertisin...

  6. Vitamin D deficiency in medical patients at a central hospital in Malawi: a comparison with TB patients from a previous study.

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    Yamikani Mastala

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD in adult medical, non-tuberculous (non-TB patients. To investigate associations with VDD. To compare the results with a similar study in TB patients at the same hospital. DESIGN: Cross-sectional sample. SETTING: Central hospital in Malawi. PARTICIPANTS: Adult non-TB patients (n = 157, inpatients and outpatients. OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome was the prevalence of VDD. Potentially causal associations sought included nutritional status, in/outpatient status, HIV status, anti-retroviral therapy (ART and, by comparison with a previous study, a diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB. RESULTS: Hypovitaminosis D (≤75 nmol/L occurred in 47.8% (75/157 of patients, 16.6% (26/157 of whom had VDD (≤50 nmol/L. None had severe VDD (≤25 nmol/L. VDD was found in 22.8% (23/101 of in-patients and 5.4% (3/56 of out-patients. In univariable analysis in-patient status, ART use and low dietary vitamin D were significant predictors of VDD. VDD was less prevalent than in previously studied TB patients in the same hospital (68/161 = 42%. In multivariate analysis of the combined data set from both studies, having TB (OR 3.61, 95%CI 2.02-6.43 and being an in-patient (OR 2.70, 95%CI 1.46-5.01 were significant independent predictors of VDD. CONCLUSIONS: About half of adult medical patients without TB have suboptimal vitamin D status, which is more common in in-patients. VDD is much more common in TB patients than non-TB patients, even when other variables are controlled for, suggesting that vitamin D deficiency is associated with TB.

  7. The Role of Journals in Building up Communities: The Experience of "Ciência em Tela"

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    Martins, Isabel; de Souza Barros, Susana

    2015-01-01

    "Ciência em Tela" is an open access Brazilian science teacher education online journal that has been published twice a year since 2008 and which encourages the participation of professionals with different backgrounds and the submission of a variety of textual genres, besides research papers. Another feature is that the journal includes…

  8. Magnetic Dimer Excitations in Cs3Cr2CI9 Studied by Neutron Scattering

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    Leuenberger, Bruno; Güdel, Hans U.; Kjems, Jørgen

    1985-01-01

    The energy dispersion of the singlet-triplet dimer excitation in Cs3Cr2CI9h as been studied by inelastic neutron scattering (INS) at temperatures down to 1.3 K. The results can be accounted for by using a completely isotropic Heisenberg Hamiltonian in the random phase approximation (RPA). Only...

  9. Visualization and prediction of porosity in roller compacted ribbonswith near infrared chemical imaging (NIR-CI)

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    Khorasani, Milad Rouhi; Amigo Rubio, Jose Manuel; Sonnergaard, Jørn

    2015-01-01

    The porosity of roller compacted ribbon is recognized as an important critical quality attribute which has a huge impact on the final product quality. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of near-infrared chemical imaging (NIR-CI) for porosity estimation of ribbons produced...... and control of continuously operating roller compaction line....

  10. CCI and CI Join Hands:A Better Supply Chain with More Innovations on Cotton Fabrics

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    Tom; Xue

    2010-01-01

    Cotton Council International("CCI")and Cotton Incorporated("CI") joined forces again,from October 19-22,2010 at Intertextile Shanghai,to promote natural fiber-U.S.cotton.As global textile strategic partners,both organizations were bringing together alliances through the cotton

  11. Coupling between the voltage-sensing and phosphatase domains of Ci-VSP.

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    Villalba-Galea, Carlos A; Miceli, Francesco; Taglialatela, Maurizio; Bezanilla, Francisco

    2009-07-01

    The Ciona intestinalis voltage sensor-containing phosphatase (Ci-VSP) shares high homology with the phosphatidylinositol phosphatase enzyme known as PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10). We have taken advantage of the similarity between these proteins to inquire about the coupling between the voltage sensing and the phosphatase domains in Ci-VSP. Recently, it was shown that four basic residues (R11, K13, R14, and R15) in PTEN are critical for its binding onto the membrane, required for its catalytic activity. Ci-VSP has three of the basic residues of PTEN. Here, we show that when R253 and R254 (which are the homologues of R14 and R15 in PTEN) are mutated to alanines in Ci-VSP, phosphatase activity is disrupted, as revealed by a lack of effect on the ionic currents of KCNQ2/3, where current decrease is a measure of phosphatase activity. The enzymatic activity was not rescued by the introduction of lysines, indicating that the binding is an arginine-specific interaction between the phosphatase binding domain and the membrane, presumably through the phosphate groups of the phospholipids. We also found that the kinetics and steady-state voltage dependence of the S4 segment movement are affected when the arginines are not present, indicating that the interaction of R253 and R254 with the membrane, required for the catalytic action of the phosphatase, restricts the movement of the voltage sensor.

  12. School performance and wellbeing of children with CI in different communicative-educational environments

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    Langereis, M.C.; Vermeulen, A.M.

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the long term effects of CI on auditory, language, educational and social-emotional development of deaf children in different educational-communicative settings. METHODS: The outcomes of 58 children with profound hearing loss and normal non-verbal cognition,

  13. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Ethanol/Diethyl Ether Mixtures in a CI Engine

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    Sivasankaralingam, Vedharaj; Raman, Vallinayagam; Jaasim, Mohammed; Alfazazi, Adamu; Lu, Tianfeng; Im, Hong G.; Sarathy, Mani; Dibble, Robert W.

    2016-01-01

    ), were tested in a CI engine. While DE75 and DE50 auto-ignited at an inlet air pressure of 1.5 bar, DE25 failed to auto-ignite even at boosted pressure of 2 bar. The peak in-cylinder pressure for diesel and DE75 were comparable, while DE50 showed reduced

  14. Analysis of previous screening examinations for patients with breast cancer

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    Lee, Eun Hye; Cha, Joo Hee; Han, Dae Hee; Choi, Young Ho; Hwang, Ki Tae; Ryu, Dae Sik; Kwak, Jin Ho; Moon, Woo Kyung

    2007-01-01

    We wanted to improve the quality of subsequent screening by reviewing the previous screening of breast cancer patients. Twenty-four breast cancer patients who underwent previous screening were enrolled. All 24 took mammograms and 15 patients also took sonograms. We reviewed the screening retrospectively according to the BI-RADS criteria and we categorized the results into false negative, true negative, true positive and occult cancers. We also categorized the causes of false negative cancers into misperception, misinterpretation and technical factors and then we analyzed the attributing factors. Review of the previous screening revealed 66.7% (16/24) false negative, 25.0% (6/24) true negative, and 8.3% (2/24) true positive cancers. False negative cancers were caused by the mammogram in 56.3% (9/16) and by the sonogram in 43.7% (7/16). For the false negative cases, all of misperception were related with mammograms and this was attributed to dense breast, a lesion located at the edge of glandular tissue or the image, and findings seen on one view only. Almost all misinterpretations were related with sonograms and attributed to loose application of the final assessment. To improve the quality of breast screening, it is essential to overcome the main causes of false negative examinations, including misperception and misinterpretation. We need systematic education and strict application of final assessment categories of BI-RADS. For effective communication among physicians, it is also necessary to properly educate them about BI-RADS

  15. A meta-história de Hayden White: uma crítica construtiva à "ciência" histórica

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    Paul Sutermeister

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se brevemente a teoria da história-narrativa de Hayden White, seus conceitos e críticas. Por analisar objetivamente a questão da verdade na historiografia, White contribuiu para uma conscientização, não só na ciência histórica mas também em outras áreas, sobre o dilema entre ciência e retórica. Trata-se de um dilema que mesmo os críticos mais severos de White, como o historiador Carlo Ginzburg, devem enfrentar. 

  16. As ciências cognitivas e a pesquisa na criação artística e a estética

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    Edmond Couchot

    Full Text Available Este trabalho comenta, num primeiro momento, a história das ciências cognitivas, partindo da cibernética, passando pelo que chamaremos de “cognitivismo”, e, depois, pelo que denominaremos “conexionismo”, e, chegando, enfim, ao momento atual, que é marcado pela multiplicidade das direções de pesquisa, em que se delineia uma forte tendência crítica aos paradigmas anteriores. Num segundo momento, discute-se a influência das ciências cognitivas sobre as teorias da arte e da estética.

  17. Os egressos do Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras pela percepção dos seus professores

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    Paulo Roberto Sehnem

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available This work is in line with Hudzig’s assertion that “internationalization demands assessment’. It assumes as its object of study the Science Without Borders Program (CsF, due to the fact that it is the largest initiative of mobility at the undergraduate level in Brazil. The Program is what we classify as an example of the internationalization process of universities. The proposal of the article is to assess whether the motivations that lead students to seek mobility are perceived at the end of this experiment by their teachers. To this end, the following research question is pursued: what are the contributions achieved by CsF graduates in the perception of their teachers? The survey sample consists of eight professors of the Production Engineering Course of the Federal University of Santa Catarina. The subjects were selected by the criteria of previous and subsequent contact among students and teachers. This methodological procedure was taken because the prior and further knowledge of the students would make the teachers more sensitive to changes in behavior and statements of contributions resulting from the Mobility Program. Data analysis pointed out that the student mobility period allows the achievement of academic contributions, such as the sociocultural, the linguistic, the professional and the individual ones. It also allows us to state that there is a direct relationship between the achievement of contributions and intercultural communicative competence skills. O presente trabalho se alinha à defesa de Hudzig de que “internacionalização demanda avaliação” e toma o Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF como seu objeto de estudo, por se tratar da maior iniciativa de mobilidade em nível de graduação do Brasil. O referido programa representa o que podemos classifcar como exemplo de materialização do processo de internacionalização das universidades. A proposta é avaliar se as motivações que levam alunos a buscarem a

  18. Outcome after arthroscopic labral surgery in patients previously treated with periacetabular osteotomy

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    Hartig-Andreasen, Charlotte; Nielsen, Torsten G; Lund, Bent

    2017-01-01

    To identify factors predicting failure after hip arthroscopy in patients with previous periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) defined as a conversion to total hip replacement (THR) and to evaluate the patient reported outcome scores. Of 55 hips treated with hip arthroscopy after PAO from Aug 2008 to 2012....... Nine hips were converted to a THR. Kaplan-Meier survival rate was 52.8% (95% CI, 10%-83.8%) at 6.5 years follow-up. Statistically significant predictors of failure: joint space width after PAO ...% of the hips. In 42% of the hips cartilage lesions of Becks grade >3 were found. Mean mHHS and HOS were 65.7 and 68.8 respectively at follow-up. A NRS pain score of >3 in rest and during activity were present in respectively, 43% and 62% of the patients. Hip arthroscopy after PAO demonstrated limited clinical...

  19. Combustion Homogeneity and Emission Analysis during the Transition from CI to HCCI for FACE I Gasoline

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    Vedharaj, S.

    2017-10-10

    Low temperature combustion concepts are studied recently to simultaneously reduce NOX and soot emissions. Optical studies are performed to study gasoline PPC in CI engines to investigate in-cylinder combustion and stratification. It is imperative to perform emission measurements and interpret the results with combustion images. In this work, we attempt to investigate this during the transition from CI to HCCI mode for FACE I gasoline (RON = 70) and its surrogate, PRF70. The experiments are performed in a single cylinder optical engine that runs at a speed of 1200 rpm. Considering the safety of engine, testing was done at lower IMEP (3 bar) and combustion is visualized using a high-speed camera through a window in the bottom of the bowl. From the engine experiments, it is clear that intake air temperature requirement is different at various combustion modes to maintain the same combustion phasing. While a fixed intake air temperature is required at HCCI condition, it varies at PPC and CI conditions between FACE I gasoline and PRF70. Three zones are identified 1) SOI = -180 to -80 CAD (aTDC) is HCCI zone 2) SOI = -40 to -20 CAD (aTDC) is PPC zone 3) After SOI = -15 CAD (aTDC) is CI zone. Combustion duration, ignition delay, start of combustion and CA90 (crank angle at which 90% of fuel burnt) are comparable between FACE I gasoline and PRF70. The combustion images show a prominent soot flame at CI condition, while only blue coloured premixed flames are visible at PPC condition for both the fuels. PRF70 seems to have a pronounced premixed effect when compared to FACE I gasoline at early injections, showing a decreased level of stratification. NOX emission and soot concentration decreases from CI condition and attains a constant zero value at HCCI condition for both FACE I gasoline and PRF70. CO and CO2 emissions matches between FACE I gasoline and PRF70 at PPC and CI condition, while CO emission is lower for PRF70 at HCCI condition.

  20. Combustion Homogeneity and Emission Analysis during the Transition from CI to HCCI for FACE I Gasoline

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    Vedharaj, S.; Vallinayagam, R; An, Yanzhao; Izadi Najafabadi, Mohammad; Somers, Bart; Chang, Junseok; Johansson, Bengt

    2017-01-01

    Low temperature combustion concepts are studied recently to simultaneously reduce NOX and soot emissions. Optical studies are performed to study gasoline PPC in CI engines to investigate in-cylinder combustion and stratification. It is imperative to perform emission measurements and interpret the results with combustion images. In this work, we attempt to investigate this during the transition from CI to HCCI mode for FACE I gasoline (RON = 70) and its surrogate, PRF70. The experiments are performed in a single cylinder optical engine that runs at a speed of 1200 rpm. Considering the safety of engine, testing was done at lower IMEP (3 bar) and combustion is visualized using a high-speed camera through a window in the bottom of the bowl. From the engine experiments, it is clear that intake air temperature requirement is different at various combustion modes to maintain the same combustion phasing. While a fixed intake air temperature is required at HCCI condition, it varies at PPC and CI conditions between FACE I gasoline and PRF70. Three zones are identified 1) SOI = -180 to -80 CAD (aTDC) is HCCI zone 2) SOI = -40 to -20 CAD (aTDC) is PPC zone 3) After SOI = -15 CAD (aTDC) is CI zone. Combustion duration, ignition delay, start of combustion and CA90 (crank angle at which 90% of fuel burnt) are comparable between FACE I gasoline and PRF70. The combustion images show a prominent soot flame at CI condition, while only blue coloured premixed flames are visible at PPC condition for both the fuels. PRF70 seems to have a pronounced premixed effect when compared to FACE I gasoline at early injections, showing a decreased level of stratification. NOX emission and soot concentration decreases from CI condition and attains a constant zero value at HCCI condition for both FACE I gasoline and PRF70. CO and CO2 emissions matches between FACE I gasoline and PRF70 at PPC and CI condition, while CO emission is lower for PRF70 at HCCI condition.

  1. Fenomen czwartego wymiaru w twórczości Jerzego Kuci

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    Iwona Grodź

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The article is an attempt to look at all the achievements of the Polish filmmaker – Jerzy Kucia – through the prism of his last work, Strojenie instrumentów/Tuning the Instruments (2000. The author points out that all the director’s previous projects, starting with the debut of 1972 Powrót/Return until Refleksy/Reflections from 1979 through Przez pole/By the field from 1992, showed a very clear development of the creative personality of the artist, who claimed that the “close up” on their own topics is the result of heightened self-awareness and is a great effort to promote himself again and again. In the analysis of the film Strojenie instrumentów/Tuning the Instruments, the author refreshes old and new contexts of interpretation, coupled with the commitment issue, which is a metaphorical return to the past. A question about the essence of the functioning of consciousness leads the author to delve into the phenomenological concept that we find in contemporary theories of psychology of perception.

  2. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome with cleft lip and palate: A rare, previously unreported association

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    K Kannan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, also called Pre Excitation Syndrome, is characterized by an extra pathway that conducts the electrical impulses from the atria to the ventricles without the normal delay. We are reporting a case of WPW syndrome with a cleft lip and palate, which is a rare association and previously unreported in literature.

  3. The Relationship Between Functional Movement, Balance Deficits, and Previous Injury History in Deploying Marine Warfighters.

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    de la Motte, Sarah J; Lisman, Peter; Sabatino, Marc; Beutler, Anthony I; OʼConnor, Francis G; Deuster, Patricia A

    2016-06-01

    Screening for primary musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I) is costly and time-consuming. Both the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Y-Balance Test (YBT) have been shown to predict future MSK-I. With a goal of optimizing the efficiency of primary MSK-I screening, we studied associations between performance on the FMS and YBT and whether history of MSK-I influenced FMS and YBT scores. In total, 365 deploying Marines performed the FMS and YBT as prescribed. Composite and individual scores were each categorized as high risk or low risk using published injury thresholds: High-risk FMS included composite scores ≤14 and right-to-left (R/L) asymmetry for Shoulder Mobility, In-Line Lunge, Straight Leg Raise, Hurdle Step, or Rotary Stability. High-risk YBT consisted of anterior, posteromedial, and/or posterolateral R/L differences >4 cm and/or composite differences ≥12 cm. Pearson's χ tests evaluated associations between: (a) all FMS and YBT risk groups and (b) previous MSK-I and all FMS and YBT risk groups. Marines with high-risk FMS were twice as likely to have high-risk YBT posteromedial scores (χ = 10.2, p = 0.001; odds ratio [OR] = 2.1, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.3-3.2). History of any MSK-I was not associated with high-risk FMS or high-risk YBT. However, previous lower extremity MSK-I was associated with In-Line Lunge asymmetries (χ = 9.8, p = 0.002, OR = 2.2, 95% CI = 1.3-3.6). Overall, we found limited overlap in FMS and YBT risk. Because both methods seem to assess different risk factors for injury, we recommend FMS and YBT continue to be used together in combination with a thorough injury history until their predictive capacities are further established.

  4. Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy in elderly patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer: single center experience

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    Ocvirk, Janja; Moltara, Maja Ebert; Mesti, Tanja; Boc, Marko; Rebersek, Martina; Volk, Neva; Benedik, Jernej; Hlebanja, Zvezdana

    2016-01-01

    Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is mainly a disease of elderly, however, geriatric population is underrepresented in clinical trials. Patient registries represent a tool to assess and follow treatment outcomes in this patient population. The aim of the study was with the help of the patients’ register to determine the safety and efficacy of bevacizumab plus chemotherapy in elderly patients who had previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer. The registry of patients with mCRC was designed to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy as well as selection of patients in routine clinical practice. Patient baseline clinical characteristics, pre-specified bevacizumab-related adverse events, and efficacy data were collected, evaluated and compared according to the age categories. Between January 2008 and December 2010, 210 patients with mCRC (median age 63, male 61.4%) started bevacizumab-containing therapy in the 1 st line setting. Majority of the 210 patients received irinotecan-based chemotherapy (68%) as 1 st line treatment and 105 patients (50%) received bevacizumab maintenance therapy. Elderly (≥ 70 years) patients presented 22.9% of all patients and they had worse performance status (PS 1/2, 62.4%) than patients in < 70 years group (PS 1/2, 35.8%). Difference in disease control rate was mainly due to inability to assess response in elderly group (64.6% in elderly and 77.8% in < 70 years group, p = 0.066). The median progression free survival was 10.2 (95% CI, 6.7–16.2) and 11.3 (95% CI, 10.2–12.6) months in elderly and < 70 years group, respectively (p = 0.58). The median overall survival was 18.5 (95% CI, 12.4–28.9) and 27.4 (95% CI, 22.7–31.9) months for elderly and < 70 years group, respectively (p = 0.03). Three-year survival rate was 26% and 37.6% in elderly vs. < 70 years group (p = 0.03). Overall rates of bevacizumab-related adverse events were similar in both groups: proteinuria 21

  5. Structural and dynamics studies of a truncated variant of CI repressor from bacteriophage TP901-1

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    Rasmussen, Kim Krighaar; Frandsen, Kristian E. H.; Erba, Elisabetta Boeri

    2016-01-01

    The CI repressor from the temperate bacteriophage TP901-1 consists of two folded domains, an N-terminal helix-turn-helix DNA-binding domain (NTD) and a C-terminal oligomerization domain (CTD), which we here suggest to be further divided into CTD1 and CTD2. Full-length CI is a hexameric protein......, whereas a truncated version, CIΔ58, forms dimers. We identify the dimerization region of CIΔ58 as CTD1 and determine its secondary structure to be helical both within the context of CIΔ58 and in isolation. To our knowledge this is the first time that a helical dimerization domain has been found in a phage...... repressor. We also precisely determine the length of the flexible linker connecting the NTD to the CTD. Using electrophoretic mobility shift assays and native mass spectrometry, we show that CIΔ58 interacts with the O-L operator site as one dimer bound to both half-sites, and with much higher affinity than...

  6. Detectando misticismo quântico em livros publicados no Brasil com Ciência de Dados

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    Mairus Disconzi de Moura

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available As livrarias têm sido inundadas por títulos incluindo a palavra “quântica”, mas de caráter do chamado “misticismo quântico”, o qual propõe a existência de ligações entre a mecânica quântica e o misticismo oriental, levando a sérios equívocos. Este trabalho tem como objetivo identificar termos que possam ajudar os leitores, especialmente professores do ensino médio, a reconhecer a qual dessas categorias um livro pertence, antes mesmo de lê-lo, ajudando a quebrar o círculo vicioso de estudantes que aprendem pseudociência e a transmitem como verdade. Os catálogos on-line das quatro maiores livrarias do Brasil foram pesquisados por livros que contêm as palavras “quântica” ou “quântico” em seus títulos ou em suas sinopses. O banco de dados resultante foi examinado com a ajuda de técnicas de ciência de dados e recursos de mineração de dados textuais da linguagem de programação R. Foram identificados 22 termos que discriminam com uma acurácia de 94% entre as categorias "misticismo quântico" e popularização científica ou ciência.

  7. Profundidade superficial e superficialidade profunda: O dilema da pesquisa em ciências humanas entre a disciplinaridade e a interdisciplinaridade

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    Cláudio Clécio Vidal Eufrausino

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é discutir a necessidade de repensar o conflito entre disciplinaridade e interdisciplinaridade como se fossem opostos irreconciliáveis. Tentamos demonstrar que a riqueza das ciências humanas cresce através do confronto aberto entre estas duas modalidades de pesquisa, a fim de serem preenchidas as lacunas de ambas. Por meio desta análise, procuramos dar um novo significado para os termos superficialidade e profundidade, tentando superar a antiga oposição que considera profundidade como uma coisa boa em oposição ao caráter superficial. Ao fazermos isto, estamos revendo, com auxílio da teoria de Carlo Ginsburg, a oposição entre retórica e prova, ou, em outros termos, entre factualidade e demonstração argumentativa. Através do enfrentamento dos limites tanto da disciplinaridade quanto da interdisciplinaridade, tentamos apontar novas direções científicas, mostrando soluções marcantes não pelo poder que contêm em si mesmas, mas pela capacidade delas de estimular uma freqüente revisão dos paradigmas das ciências.

  8. Construindo pontes entre ciência, política e práticas em saúde coletiva

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    Maria Lúcia Magalhães Bosi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa elementos nucleares no debate nacional e internacional acerca da necessária integração entre ciência, política e práticas em Saúde Coletiva e apresenta subsídios para essa integração. São assinalados alguns obstáculos situados tanto no plano conceitual como aqueles presentes nas relações que se processam em outras esferas e se interpõem à pretendida integração. Dentre os elementos assinalados, evidencia-se que ciência, política e o âmbito das práticas no setor não são campos homogêneos nem tampouco contínuos, implicando relações situadas em diferentes planos e envolvendo diferentes atores. Tais processos desenvolvem-se em arenas distintas, sustentados igualmente por distintas ações, paradigmas e interesses, não isentos de conflitos. Portanto, tal integração é um desafio de grande magnitude, dada sua complexidade e diversidade, objetiva e subjetiva.

  9. A mutation in Myo15 leads to Usher-like symptoms in LEW/Ztm-ci2 rats.

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    Nadine Held

    Full Text Available The LEW/Ztm-ci2 rat is an animal model for syndromal deafness that arose from a spontaneous mutation. Homozygous animals show locomotor abnormalities like lateralized circling behavior. Additionally, an impaired vision can be observed in some animals through behavioral studies. Syndromal deafness as well as retinal degeneration are features of the Usher syndrome in humans. In the present study, the mutation was identified as a base substitution (T->C in exon 56 of Myo15, leading to an amino acid exchange from leucine (Leu to proline (Pro within the carboxy-terminal MyTH4 domain in the proteins' tail region. Myo15 mRNA was expressed in the retina as demonstrated for the first time with the help of in-situ hybridization and PCR. To characterize the visual phenotype, rats were examined by scotopic and photopic electroretinography and, additionally, histological analyses of the retinas were conducted. The complete loss of sight was detected along with a severe degeneration of photoreceptor cells. Interestingly, the manifestation of the disease does not solely depend on the mutation, but also on environmental factors. Since the LEW/Ztm-ci2 rat features the entire range of symptoms of the human Usher syndrome we think that this strain is an appropriate model for this disease. Our findings display that mutations in binding domains of myosin XV do not only cause non-syndromic hearing loss but can also lead to syndromic disorders including retinal dysfunction.

  10. Teorias de aprendizagem e o ensino/aprendizagem das ciências: da instrução à aprendizagem

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    Clara Vasconcelos

    Full Text Available Uma preocupação sempre presente da investigação na área da Psicologia Educacional, é a da compreensão do processo de aprendizagem do aluno, nomeadamente em contexto formal de ensino. Nessa linha, o ensino das ciências recorre a essa área de conhecimento para fundamentar teoricamente concepções e práticas de ensino/aprendizagem, no contexto e ecologia de sala de aula específicos. Neste artigo apresenta-se o contributo das diversas teorias de aprendizagem no processo de ensino/aprendizagem das ciências, especificando a influência de algumas delas nas perspectivas de ensino que foram sendo evolutivamente assumidas. Desse modo, inicia-se uma descrição histórica, referindo perspectivas de ensino apoiadas na vertente behaviorista e termina-se a sua abordagem referindo teorias cognitivo-construtivistas, que deram lugar a perspectivas de ensino voltadas para o papel do aluno, como sujeito ativo na construção do conhecimento, e para o reconhecimento do valor meramente instrumental dos conteúdos curriculares.

  11. Humanidades e ciência: uma leitura a partir da Bioética de Van Rensselaer (V. R. Potter

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    Diego Carlos Zanella

    Full Text Available A Bioética surgiu em um momento em que a distância entre a ciência e as humanidades parecia intransponível. Em seu surgimento, a Bioética possuía um apelo para superar essa distância que se revelava fatal para o futuro desenvolvimento da humanidade e para a manutenção das condições de vida nesse planeta. É nesse contexto que V. R. Potter propôs seu conceito original de Bioética como uma integração entre a Biologia e os valores humanos - especialmente a filosofia moral - para orientar a sobrevivência humana. Nesse sentido, o presente texto procurará desenvolver o significado do conceito de Bioética para V. R. Potter e o problema das “duas culturas”, isto é, da necessidade de construção de um diálogo entre as humanidades e a ciência, buscando uma convergência da relação ética de todos os saberes em torno do cuidado da vida.

  12. The maternal genes Ci-p53/p73-a and Ci-p53/p73-b regulate zygotic ZicL expression and notochord differentiation in Ciona intestinalis embryos.

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    Noda, Takeshi

    2011-12-01

    I isolated a Ciona intestinalis homolog of p53, Ci-p53/p73-a, in a microarray screen of rapidly degraded maternal mRNA by comparing the transcriptomes of unfertilized eggs and 32-cell stage embryos. Higher expression of the gene in eggs and lower expression in later embryonic stages were confirmed by whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH) and quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR); expression was ubiquitous in eggs and early embryos. Knockdown of Ci-p53/p73-a by injection of antisense morpholino oligonucleotides (MOs) severely perturbed gastrulation cell movements and expression of notochord marker genes. A key regulator of notochord differentiation in Ciona embryos is Brachyury (Ci-Bra), which is directly activated by a zic-like gene (Ci-ZicL). The expression of Ci-ZicL and Ci-Bra in A-line notochord precursors was downregulated in Ci-p53/p73-a knockdown embryos. Maternal expression of Ci-p53/p73-b, a homolog of Ci-p53/p73-a, was also detected. In Ci-p53/p73-b knockdown embryos, gastrulation cell movements, expression of Ci-ZicL and Ci-Bra in A-line notochord precursors, and expression of notochord marker gene at later stages were perturbed. The upstream region of Ci-ZicL contains putative p53-binding sites. Cis-regulatory analysis of Ci-ZicL showed that these sites are involved in expression of Ci-ZicL in A-line notochord precursors at the 32-cell and early gastrula stages. These results suggest that p53 genes are maternal factors that play a crucial role in A-line notochord differentiation in C. intestinalis embryos by regulating Ci-ZicL expression. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. O livro didático de ciências: problemas e soluções Science texbooks: problems and solutions

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    Jorge Megid Neto

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Analisa a temática do livro didático para o ensino de Ciências no Brasil e apresenta alternativas a este recurso, tendo em conta: as atuais características dos manuais didáticos; os usos dos compêndios escolares pelos professores; as novas propostas curriculares para o ensino de Ciências; os resultados da pesquisa educacional sobre ensino de Ciências e sobre os livros didáticos no Brasil.This article analyses the theme of didactic books for Science teaching in Brazil and it presents alternatives to this resource. The main points analyzed are: the characteristics of didactic books; the use by teachers of school texts; the new curricular proposals for science teaching; the results of educational research about science teaching and about textbooks in Brazil.

  14.  Praktyczna realizacja Programu zapewnienia i poprawy jakości w komórkach audytu wewnętrznegona wybranych przykładach

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    ANNA BARTOSZEWICZ

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available  Celem niniejszego artykułu jest zaprezentowanie praktycznej strony realizacji Programu zapewnienia i poprawy jakości przez audytorów wewnętrznych. Na podstawie wyników badań ankietowych dokonano analizy wykonania przez audytorów przedmiotowego zagadnienia. Wskazuje ona na stosowanie przez badaną grupę audytorów różnych form realizacji Programu zapewnienia i poprawy jakości, a także informuje, że efektywna realizacja standardu 1300 IIA daje kierownikowi jednostki zapewnienie o prawidłowości funkcjonowania audytu w danym podmiocie oraz gwarancję, że audyt wewnętrzny działa zgodnie z międzynarodowymi standardami.

  15. Ocena sprawności działania państwa w odniesieniu do skali wydatków publicznych

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    Marta Postuła

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Cel: Celem artykułu jest potwierdzenie tezy, że skala wydatkowania środków publicznych nie wpływa na sprawność działania państwa, która w większej skali jest uzależniona od efektywności ich wydatkowania.Metodologia: Autorka opiera się na przeglądzie literatury, przeprowadzonym na podstawie baz artykułów naukowych, oraz na analizie konkretnych rozwiązań obowiązujących w Unii Europejskiej i krajach członkowskich OECD, odnoszących się do konsolidacji funduszy w kontekście sprawności działania państwa.Oryginalność: Na bazie analizy przeprowadzonej w artykule autorka dowodzi, że optymalna polityka fiskalna powinna wykorzystywać dobrze dobrane narzędzia pozwalające na osiągnięcie maksymalnie dobrego sposobu gospodarowania środkami publicznymi w danym otoczeniu zewnętrznym i wewnętrznym, w jakim znajduje się dana gospodarka. Czynnikiem decydującym o sprawności państwa (pomijając czynniki pozafinansowe nie są absolutne i względne rozmiary wydatków publicznych. Poziom sprawności jest uzależniony od struktury tych wydatków oraz procedur związanych zarówno z procesem planowania, realizacji, ewidencji i sprawozdawczości dotyczącej wydatków publicznych, jak i z poziomem systemu oceny efektywności i skuteczności.

  16. Bioética clínica: ciência e humanidade = Clinical bioethics: science and humanity

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    Batista, Cristiano Corrêa

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: A medicina pré-moderna tinha por enfoque a harmonia entre o universo e a natureza e tudo era aparentemente possível para os médicos aptos a interpretarem sinais e sintomas. A partir da invenção do estetoscópio inicia-se o processo de investigação do interior dos corpos vivos. Ao longo do tempo, a medicina foi sendo impregnada com a tecnologia e, nos dias atuais, a chamada tecnociência se faz onipresente deixando em segundo plano, ou até mesmo ausente, a interação médico-paciente. Urge a criação de uma nova indústria intelectual com a capacidade de criticar essa nova forma de praticar a medicina embasada principalmente na tecnologia. O objetivo do presente artigo é fazer uma reflexão, por meio da bioética clínica, dessa nova forma de praticar a medicina na tentativa de resgatar o lado humano da ciência médica. Método: Foi realizada uma consulta na base de dados da Medline e LILACS nos últimos dez anos e uma revisão da literatura nacional em torno do tema medicina, bioética, ciência e humanidade. Resultados e conclusão: Nossa conclusão é de a medicina não ser apenas uma ciência, mas também uma arte. Ela exige, em situações particulares, elaborar julgamentos de valor. A Bioética Clínica, surge para guiar caminhos combinando o conhecimento técnico-científico das ciências biomédicas com o conhecimento filosófico. Por meio da Bioética Clínica é possí- vel resgatar os aspectos humanos da arte da medicina

  17. Sunburn and sun-protective behaviors among adults with and without previous nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC): A population-based study.

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    Fischer, Alexander H; Wang, Timothy S; Yenokyan, Gayane; Kang, Sewon; Chien, Anna L

    2016-08-01

    Individuals with previous nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) are at increased risk for subsequent skin cancer, and should therefore limit ultraviolet exposure. We sought to determine whether individuals with previous NMSC engage in better sun protection than those with no skin cancer history. We pooled self-reported data (2005 and 2010 National Health Interview Surveys) from US non-Hispanic white adults (758 with and 34,161 without previous NMSC). We calculated adjusted prevalence odds ratios (aPOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI), taking into account the complex survey design. Individuals with previous NMSC versus no history of NMSC had higher rates of frequent use of shade (44.3% vs 27.0%; aPOR 1.41; 95% CI 1.16-1.71), long sleeves (20.5% vs 7.7%; aPOR 1.55; 95% CI 1.21-1.98), a wide-brimmed hat (26.1% vs 10.5%; aPOR 1.52; 95% CI 1.24-1.87), and sunscreen (53.7% vs 33.1%; aPOR 2.11; 95% CI 1.73-2.59), but did not have significantly lower odds of recent sunburn (29.7% vs 40.7%; aPOR 0.95; 95% CI 0.77-1.17). Among those with previous NMSC, recent sunburn was inversely associated with age, sun avoidance, and shade but not sunscreen. Self-reported cross-sectional data and unavailable information quantifying regular sun exposure are limitations. Physicians should emphasize sunburn prevention when counseling patients with previous NMSC, especially younger adults, focusing on shade and sun avoidance over sunscreen. Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Moyamoya disease in a child with previous acute necrotizing encephalopathy

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    Kim, Taik-Kun; Cha, Sang Hoon; Chung, Kyoo Byung; Kim, Jung Hyuck; Kim, Baek Hyun; Chung, Hwan Hoon [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan Hospital, 516 Kojan-Dong, Ansan City, Kyungki-Do 425-020 (Korea); Eun, Baik-Lin [Department of Pediatrics, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea)

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    A previously healthy 24-day-old boy presented with a 2-day history of fever and had a convulsion on the day of admission. MRI showed abnormal signal in the thalami, caudate nuclei and central white matter. Acute necrotising encephalopathy was diagnosed, other causes having been excluded after biochemical and haematological analysis of blood, urine and CSF. He recovered, but with spastic quadriparesis. At the age of 28 months, he suffered sudden deterioration of consciousness and motor weakness of his right limbs. MRI was consistent with an acute cerebrovascular accident. Angiography showed bilateral middle cerebral artery stenosis or frank occlusion with numerous lenticulostriate collateral vessels consistent with moyamoya disease. (orig.)

  19. MCNP HPGe detector benchmark with previously validated Cyltran model.

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    Hau, I D; Russ, W R; Bronson, F

    2009-05-01

    An exact copy of the detector model generated for Cyltran was reproduced as an MCNP input file and the detection efficiency was calculated similarly with the methodology used in previous experimental measurements and simulation of a 280 cm(3) HPGe detector. Below 1000 keV the MCNP data correlated to the Cyltran results within 0.5% while above this energy the difference between MCNP and Cyltran increased to about 6% at 4800 keV, depending on the electron cut-off energy.

  20. Milky Way Past Was More Turbulent Than Previously Known

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    2004-04-01

    Results of 1001 observing nights shed new light on our Galaxy [1] Summary A team of astronomers from Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden [2] has achieved a major breakthrough in our understanding of the Milky Way, the galaxy in which we live. After more than 1,000 nights of observations spread over 15 years, they have determined the spatial motions of more than 14,000 solar-like stars residing in the neighbourhood of the Sun. For the first time, the changing dynamics of the Milky Way since its birth can now be studied in detail and with a stellar sample sufficiently large to allow a sound analysis. The astronomers find that our home galaxy has led a much more turbulent and chaotic life than previously assumed. PR Photo 10a/04: Distribution on the sky of the observed stars. PR Photo 10b/04: Stars in the solar neigbourhood and the Milky Way galaxy (artist's view). PR Video Clip 04/04: The motions of the observed stars during the past 250 million years. Unknown history Home is the place we know best. But not so in the Milky Way - the galaxy in which we live. Our knowledge of our nearest stellar neighbours has long been seriously incomplete and - worse - skewed by prejudice concerning their behaviour. Stars were generally selected for observation because they were thought to be "interesting" in some sense, not because they were typical. This has resulted in a biased view of the evolution of our Galaxy. The Milky Way started out just after the Big Bang as one or more diffuse blobs of gas of almost pure hydrogen and helium. With time, it assembled into the flattened spiral galaxy which we inhabit today. Meanwhile, generation after generation of stars were formed, including our Sun some 4,700 million years ago. But how did all this really happen? Was it a rapid process? Was it violent or calm? When were all the heavier elements formed? How did the Milky Way change its composition and shape with time? Answers to these and many other questions are 'hot' topics for the