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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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    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)

  2. 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

  3. 40 CFR 60.4208 - What is the deadline for importing or installing stationary CI ICE produced in the previous model...

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    2010-07-01

    ... Combustion Engines Other Requirements for Owners and Operators § 60.4208 What is the deadline for importing..., owners and operators may not install stationary CI ICE (excluding fire pump engines) that do not meet the... not install stationary CI ICE with a maximum engine power of less than 19 KW (25 HP) (excluding fire...

  4. CI Implementation

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

    2006-01-01

    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.......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...

  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 CI Benchmark Potentials for the 6e^- System Li_2 with a CBS Extrapolation from aug-cc-pCV5Z and aug-cc-pCV6Z Basis Sets Using Fciqmc and Dmrg

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    Dattani, Nikesh S.; Sharma, Sandeep; Alavi, Ali

    2016-06-01

    Being the simplest uncharged homonuclear dimer after H_2 that has a stable ground state, Li_2 is one of the most important benchmark systems for theory and experiment. In 1930, Delbruck used Li_2 to test his theory of homopolar binding, and it was used again and again as a prototype to test what have now become some of the most ubiquitous concepts in molecular physics (LCAO, SCF, MO, just to name a few). Experimentally, Roscoe and Schuster studied alkali dimers back in 1874. At the dawn of quantum mechanics, the emerging types of spectroscopic analyses we now use today, were tested on Li_2 in the labs of Wurm (1928), Harvey (1929), Lewis (1931), and many others, independently. Li_2 was at the centre of the development of PFOODR in the 80s, and PAS in the 90s; and Lithium Bose-Einstein condensates were announced only 1 month after the Nobel Prize winning BEC announcement in 1995. Even now in the 2010s, numerous experimental and theoretical studies on Li have tested QED up to the 7th power of the fine structure constant. Li_2 has also been of interest to sub-atomic physicists, as it was spectroscopic measurements on ^7Li_2 that determined the spin of ^7Li to be 3/2 in 1931; and Li_2 has been proposed in 2014 as a candidate for the first ``halo nucleonic molecule". The lowest triplet state a(1^3Σ_u^+) is an excellent benchmark system for all newly emerging ab initio techniques because it has only 6e^-, its potential is only 334 cm-1 deep, it avoids harsh complications from spin-orbit coupling, and it is the deepest potential for which all predicted vibrational energy levels have been observed with 0.0001 cm-1 precision. However the current best ab initio potentials do not even yield all vibrational energy spacings correct to within 1 cm-1. This could be because the calculation was only done on a cc-pV5Z basis set, or because the QCISD(T,full) method that the authors used, only considered triple excitations while a full CI calculation should include up to hexuple

  8. (Human) Resourcing For CI

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

    2005-01-01

    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......More and more, the ability to compete in today’s market is viewed as being dependent on human capital. One of the most challenging aspects of human resource management involves supplying the organization with the human capital necessary to fulfill its objectives. This task becomes especially...... 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. PREVIOUS SECOND TRIMESTER ABORTION

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    PREVIOUS SECOND TRIMESTER ABORTION: A risk factor for third trimester uterine rupture in three ... for accurate diagnosis of uterine rupture. KEY WORDS: Induced second trimester abortion - Previous uterine surgery - Uterine rupture. ..... scarred uterus during second trimester misoprostol- induced labour for a missed ...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Fé perceptiva, filosofia e ciência

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    Adilson Xavier da Silva

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo de nosso artigo é compreender as noções de fé perceptiva, filosofia e ciência em Le visible et l’invisible (1964. Essas noções nos devem levar a um dos pontos fundamentais do pensamento merleau-pontyano, em que a interrogaçáo ontológica parte essencialmente da fé perceptiva para chegar a uma ontologia da carne.

  15. Wycena należności kredytowycha standardy sprawozdawczości finansowej

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    Izabela Emerling

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Jednym z najistotniejszych obszarów działalności banków komercyjnych jest działalność kredytowa, której sposób ujęcia w księgach rachunkowych i sprawozdaniach finansowych determinuje obraz sytuacji majątkowej i finansowej odzwierciedlony w sprawozdawczości finansowej banku komercyjnego. Podstawowym celem artykułu jest zbadanie ujęcia w sprawozdaniach finansowych banków komercyjnych różnych form działalności kredytowej i ich metod wyceny. Zastosowanie różnych metod wyceny bilansowej wierzytelności kredytowych wpływa na obraz sytuacji majątkowej i finansowej banku komercyjnego.

  16. 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".

  17.  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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Elites acadêmicas: as ciências sociais na Academia Brasileira de Ciências

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    Ana Paula Hey

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo do artigo consiste em evidenciar certo padrão de carreira científica dos trinta membros da seção de ciências sociais da centenária Academia Brasileira de Ciências. Criada em 2000, a área é composta por antropologia, demografia, ciência política, economia, geografia, história, relações internacionais e sociologia, disciplinas que materializam hierarquias e diferenciações. Os Acadêmicos são caracterizados por uma série de elementos: origem geográfica, gênero, idade e formação científica. Evidencia-se que os percursos de formação do capital científico e de notoriedade mesclam-se ao da construção das instituições e dos suportes que viabilizaram a institucionalização dessas ciências entre os anos de 1960 e 1980. As elites acadêmicas ora construídas evidenciam um modo de consagração que tem como princípio a condução do reconhecimento seletivo dos pares. Essa ação simbólica revela os traços das condições sociais de possibilidade da vida acadêmica no país.

  2.  Spis treści

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    ANNA BARTOSZEWICZ

    2015-03-01

    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6.  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.

  7. Previous Preterm Birth and Current Maternal Complications as a Risk Factor of Subsequent Stillbirth

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    Boubakari Ibrahimou

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To examine the association between previous preterm birth and the risk of stillbirth. Methods. This population-based retrospective cohort study analyzed live births and stillbirth records in Missouri (1989–1997. The main outcome of interest was stillbirth occurrence while the exposures were prior preterm birth. Adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were computed using logistic regression. Results. Women who had a previous preterm birth have 63% increased odds of stillbirth in singleton pregnancies and 75% increased odds in twins as compared to those who did not have a preterm birth in a prior pregnancy (AOR = 1.63, 95% CI = 1.41–1.88 and AOR = 1.75, 95% CI = 1.20–2.56, respectively. The most significant risk factor for stillbirth in singleton pregnancies was uterine bleeding (AOR = 5.89, 95% CI = 5.13–6.76. In twin pregnancies, it was the condition hydramnios/oligohydramnios (AOR = 4.72, 95% CI = 3.70–6.02. Eclampsia was associated with a heightened risk of stillbirth in singletons (AOR = 2.45, 95% CI = 1.41–4.12, but not in twins (AOR = 0.96, 95% CI = 0.13–7.00. Black mothers were more likely than white to experience stillbirth (AOR = 2.10, 95% CI = 1.99–2.22 for singletons and AOR = 1.51, 95% CI = 1.27–1.79 for twins. Conclusion. Stillbirth is a vital public health issue and its etiology is not well understood. Previous history of preterm birth was found to be associated with future stillbirth. Targeted early medical and obstetric care and interventions among women with preterm birth history may potentially reduce the likelihood of stillbirth.

  8. Uterine rupture without previous caesarean delivery

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    Thisted, Dorthe L. A.; H. Mortensen, Laust; Krebs, Lone

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine incidence and patient characteristics of women with uterine rupture during singleton births at term without a previous caesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN: Population based cohort study. Women with term singleton birth, no record of previous caesarean delivery and planned...... vaginal delivery (n=611,803) were identified in the Danish Medical Birth Registry (1997-2008). Medical records from women recorded with uterine rupture during labour were reviewed to ascertain events of complete uterine rupture. Relative Risk (RR) and adjusted Relative Risk Ratio (aRR) of complete uterine...... rupture with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were ascertained according to characteristics of the women and of the delivery. RESULTS: We identified 20 cases with complete uterine rupture. The incidence of complete uterine rupture among women without previous caesarean delivery was about 3...

  9. 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 guidel......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...... during the storytelling activity: repeat requests and questions. Whereas repeat requests are used in ci-therapy, questions have been shown to be instrumentalized for educational purposes in the setting of a school. I will reveal the educational/rehabilitational issues that are linked to these practices....

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. An analysis of vowel harmony in ciNsenga and ciCewa: A ...

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    This article presents an analysis of vowel harmony that occurs in the verbal system of ciNsenga and ciCewa. In these languages the nature of suffix vowels is determined by the nature of the root: mid vowels trigger the vowel /ε/ on the suffixes, non-mid vowels, on the other hand, trigger the vowel /i/ on the suffixes.

  15. Structural Biology of CI from Phage TP901-1

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    Rasmussen, Kim Krighaar

    ), three Operator sites, Right, Left and Distance (OR, OL and OD) and two Promoters, Right and Left (PR and PL). The CI repressor is generally the major regulator of temperate bacteriophages genetic switches. In general CI repressors consist of two domains, the N-Terminal Domain (NTD) and C-Terminal Domain......Viruses constitute the most abundant genetic pool on earth and are divided into several orders. One orders is the bacteriophages. A common characteristic of this order is the ability to infect bacteria. The order is further divided into families, subfamilies, genuses and species. Some species...... the interaction with DNA by crystallography and NMR. The binding are found to be similar to previously found pattern of HTH motifs DNA binding supporting the assumption that NTD is a HTH motif. The HTH motif itself revealed an extended scaffold helix, which we hypothesize might be an interaction site...

  16. Surviving High-temperature Components in CI Chondrites

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    Zolensky, M.; Frank, D.

    2014-01-01

    The CI1 chondrites, while having the most solar-like compo-sition of any astromaterial available for laboratory analysis, have also been considerably altered by asteroidal processes including aqueous alteration. It is of fundamental importance to determine their pre-alteration mineralogy, so that the state of matter in the early Solar System can be better determined. In the course of a re-examination of the compositional range of olivine and low-Ca pyroxene in CI chondrites Orgueil, Ivuna and Alais [1] we found the first reported complete CAI, as already reported [2], with at-tached rock consisting mainly of olivine and low-Ca pyroxene. The range of residual olivine major element compositions we have determined in the CIs (Fig. 1) may now be directly com-pared with those of other astromaterials, including Wild 2 grains. The abundance of olivine and low-Ca pyroxene in CIs is higher than is generally appreciated, and in fact much higher than for some CMs [1]. We also noted numerous rounded objects varying in shape from spheres to oblate spheroids, and ranging up to 100µm in size (Fig. 2), which have been previously noted [3] but have not been well documented or appreciated. We characterized the mineralogy by transmission electron microscopy and found that they consist mainly of rather fine-grained, flaky single phase to intergrown serpentine and saponite. These two materials in fact dominate the bulk of the host CI1 chondrites. With the exception of sparse spinels, the rounded phyllosilicate objects are remarka-bly free of other minerals, suggesting that the precursor from which the phyllosilicates were derived was a homogeneous mate-rial. We suggest that these round phyllosilicates aggregates in CI1 chondrites were cryptocrystalline to glassy microchondrules. If so then CI chondrites cannot be considered chondrule-free. Small though they are, the abundance of these putative microchondrules is the same as that of chondrules in the Tagish Lake meteorite.

  17. Ciência e modernidade: a perspectiva dos movimentos sociais

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    Paulo Bassani

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    Full Text Available Pensar alguns elementos que fazem parte da dinâmica e dos processos existentes nos movimentos sociais dos anos 90 é um dos objetivos centrais do trabalho. A valorização dos componentes micro sociais, subjetivos e do senso comum, coloca às Ciências Sociais, um desafio instigante, de aproximar a reflexão teórica com o que ocorre no plano do cotidiano.

  18. BADANIE OSŁONNOŚCI RADIACYJNEJ BETONÓW SPECJALNYCH

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    Agnieszka BURAKOWSKA

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono wyniki badań właściwości osłonnych betonów eksperymentalnych przed promieniowaniem gamma, z wykorzystaniem zamkniętego źródła promieniotwórczego 137Cs. Do analiz sporządzono i opisano specjalne stanowisko badawcze o określonej geometrii. Do badań wykorzystano odpowiednio przygotowane próbki betonów ciężkich o zróżnicowanym składzie. W ramach prac przebadano piętnaście rodzajów betonów różniących się przede wszystkim zawartością kruszyw oraz gęstością objętościową. Na podstawie uzyskanych danych pomiarowych, dla poszczególnych prób betonów, otrzymano wartości grubości kolejnych warstw połówkowych (HVL i dziesięciochłonnych (TVL. Z przeprowadzonych analiz wynika, iż najlepsze parametry osłonne w polu promieniowania gamma dla izotopu 137Cs mają betony, z których kruszywem magnetytowym oraz barytowym. Betony te miały bardzo wysoką gęstość - powyżej 3300 kg/m3. Gorszymi parametrami charakteryzowały się natomiast mieszanki zawierające w składzie tylko kruszywa zwykłe (serpentynit lub amfibolit, a ich gęstość nie przekraczała 2450 kg/m3. Otrzymane wyniki badań, zgodnie z wcześniejszymi założeniami, wskazują, że wraz ze wzrostem gęstości materiału osłonowego warstwa HVL (odpowiednio TVL zmniejsza się, co oznacza, że właściwości osłonowe materiału przed promieniowaniem gamma ulegają poprawie

  19. CHARAKTERYSTYKA TRWAŁOŚCI ZMĘCZENIOWEJ RECYKLOWANEJ PODBUDOWY

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    Przemysław BUCZYŃSKI

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    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono ocenę trwałości zmęczeniowej recyklowanej podbudowy wykonanej w technologii recyklingu głębokiego na zimno z emulsją asfaltową (MCE. W składzie recyklowanej podbudowy zastosowano trzy spoiwa tj. cement CEM I 32,5R, wapno hydratyzowane Ca(OH2 oraz mieszaninę cementu i wapna hydratyzowanego w proporcjach 50% CEM do 50% Ca(OH2. Udział spoiwa w mieszance recyklowanej podbudowy ustalono na 2,5%. Jako lepiszcze zastosowano kationową emulsję wolnorozpadową C60B10 ZM/R w ilości 3%. W celu określenia jakości recyklowanej podbudowy wykonano podstawowe badanie właściwości fizycznych oraz mechanicznych tj. zawartość wolnej przestrzeni Vm, wytrzymałość na pośrednie rozciąganie ITSDRY, odporność na działanie wody TSR oraz moduł sztywności w pośrednim rozciąganiu Sm w temperaturze 2OC, 10OC oraz 20OC. Ocenę trwałości zmęczeniowej recyklowanej podbudowy określono w teście pośredniego rozciągania (Indirect Tensil – Fatigue Test zgodnie z wymaganiami normy PN-EN 12697-26 zał. E. Badanie przeprowadzono w trybie kontrolowanego naprężenia tj. 250 kPa, 400 kPa oraz 500kPa. Badanie zmęczenia recyklowanej podbudowy pozwoliło określić wpływ rodzaju spoiwa na zmianę trwałości przy cyklicznym obciążeniu oraz zmiennym poziomie naprężenia. W oparciu o założenia planu badań możliwe było wytypowanie, spoiwa które zapewni uzyskanie wymaganej trwałości zmęczeniowej.

  20. Comunidades em processos formativos de professores de ciências

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    Willian Rubira da Silva

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    Full Text Available Apresentamos compreensões sobre as diferentes concepções de comunidade dentro do contexto da formação de professores de Ciências. Termos relacionados a comunidades no contexto de ensino e aprendizagem vem se tornando genéricos, dificultando compreensões de trabalhos da área no Brasil. Visualizamos a necessidade de significar concepções do termo em questão no contexto da sociologia e psicologia para então avançar nas compreensões mais abrangentes dentro da educação. Ampliamos o estudo com uma revisão dos trabalhos publicados nos anais do Encontro Nacional de Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências correlacionando a formação de professores com as perspectivas teórico-práticas de comunidades em contexto educacional. Escolhemos os anais deste evento por ser um ponto de debate entre os pesquisadores na área de Educação em Ciências e que, desta maneira, nos possibilitou sistematizar diferentes concepções de comunidades. Essas foram agrupadas em 7 categorias emergentes distintas por aspectos teórico-práticos utilizados nos processos formativos de professores de Ciências.

  1. Ciência Cognitiva e Ciência da Informação: paralelos

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    Andalécio, Aleixina Lopes; UFMG; Souza, Renato Rocha; ECI/UFMG

    2008-01-01

    Apresenta teorias sobre o desenvolvimento cognitivo e abordagens sobre a aquisição do conhecimento. Relaciona essas abordagens com os modelos da Ciência da Informação, e analisa a aquisição do conhecimento. Sugere o desenvolvimento de um trabalho multidisciplinar entre as áreas Cognição e Ciência da Informação, que permita uma linguagem comum entre as áreas.

  2. A Tale of CI Build Failures : An Open Source and a Financial Organization Perspective

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    Vassallo, Carmine; Schermann, Gerald; Zampetti, Fiorelli; Romano, Daniele; Leitner, Philipp; Zaidman, A.E.; Di Penta, Massimiliano; Panichella, Sebastiano

    2017-01-01

    Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) are widespread in both industrial and open-source software (OSS) projects. Recent research characterized build failures in CI and identified factors potentially correlated to them. However, most observations and findings of previous work are

  3. 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

  4. Perspectivas Interdisciplinaridades e Linguagem nas Ciências Humanas

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    Alzira Lobo de Arruda Campos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available As ciências humanas discutiram a questão da interdisciplinaridade ao longo do século XX. Mas, já no século anterior, figuras notáveis, como Wilhelm Dilthey e Karl Marx, questionavam-se sobre os paradigmas monistas da explicação e da compreensão. Interrogação reproduzida, entre muitos, por Sigmund Freud, Max Weber, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Fernand Braudel, Michel Serres. Em Educação, o grupo de Doutorado em Ciências da Educação, de Paris VIII, há 30 anos adotou a multirreferencialidade como metodologia hegemônica.

  5. Oxygen Isotopic Compositions of Olivine and Pyroxene from CI Chondrites

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    Leshin, L. A.; Rubin, A. E.; McKeegan, K. D.

    1996-03-01

    The oxygen isotopic compositions of carbonaceous chondrites are complicated since individual components of these meteorites have distinct isotopic compositions that have been affected, to varying degrees, by both nebular and parent body processes. We present the first measurements of oxygen isotopic compositions of rare olivine and pyroxene in the CI chondrites. By combining these data with oxygen isotopic analyses of secondary minerals in these rocks previously reported by Clayton and co-workers, we hope to place quantitative constraints on the physical processes that occurred during formation of these meteorites. The oxygen isotopic composition of separated olivine and pyroxene grains from Orgueil and Ivuna were measured using SIMS. The delta ^(18)O values of the olivines range from ~+3 to +13 and the delta^(17)O values range from ~+1 to +7. The delta^(18)O values of the pyroxenes range from ~+4 to +10 and the delta^(17)O values range from ~+2 to +5. Observations that will be explained in the interpretation of the data are: (1) CI pyroxene and olivine grains have essentially identical oxygen isotopic compositions which are distinct from those measured in other carbonaceous chondrites. (2) All data points except two are indistinguishable from terrestrial values at the one sigma level, and the two exceptions fall only slightly below the terrestrial fractionation line. We consider the data taken as a whole to be consistent with terrestrial values, as well as the slightly positive delta^(17)O values reported previously for matrix and magnetite in CI chondrites. (3) Due to the small range in d values observed relative to the uncertainties, it is not possible to distinguish whether these data fall on a line of approximately slope 1 or slope 1/2.

  6. Static Code Analysis with Gitlab-CI

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    Datko, Szymon Tomasz

    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...

  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. 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.

  10. Perspektywy rozwojurachunkowości międzynarodowej

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    Stanisława T. Surdykowska

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Jednym z najbardziej niepokojących zjawisk, obserwowanych w procesie przygo-towywania sprawozdań finansowych, jest stale rosnąca tendencja do posługiwania się wąsko zdefiniowanymi regułami tego pomiaru, niekoniecznie uwzględniającymi istotę mierzonych kategorii. Organy ustalające standardy podejmują próby związane ze spełnieniem tych oczekiwań, lecz nie ma i nigdy nie będzie możliwości ustalania tak szczegółowych reguł, które mogłyby zostać wykorzystane w każdym pojedyn-czym elemencie pomiaru, o którym mowa. Ponadto istnieje wiele przykładów, które potwierdzają, że bardziej szczegółowe reguły, w porównaniu do raczej ogólnej zasady dotyczącej tego samego przedmiotu pomiaru, nie wyeliminowały, a nawet nie zmniej-szyły możliwości zarówno nieświadomych, jak i celowych/przestępczych zniekształ-ceń tego pomiaru. Wynika z tego konieczność krytycznego spojrzenia na standardy, które niezależnie od ich szczegółowości, tworzą iluzję precyzji w pomiarze dokonywanym w rachun-kowości, podczas gdy w swojej istocie pomiar ten jest zdeterminowany przez su-biektywne wybory osób w nim uczestniczących. W tym kontekście pojawia się py-tanie, czy aby te szczegółowe reguły pomiaru nie zwiększyły skłonności do nadużyć, zamiast je ograniczać. Pytania te są stawiane szczególnie często w przypadku po-jawiających się z coraz większą częstotliwością kryzysów finansowych. Jednocześnie IASB będąc w przyszłości globalną instytucją ustalającą standar-dy zakłada, że modyfikowane i ustalane przez nią standardy będą interpretowane zgodnie z „duchem”, a nie, jak dotychczas – zgodnie z „literą prawa”. Przedmiotem rozważań zawartych w referacie są sprzeczności i dylematy związane z takim sta-nowiskiem IASB.

  11. Da educação em ciência às orientações para o ensino das ciências: um repensar epistemológico From Science Education to Science Teaching: an epsitemological rethinking

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    António Cachapuz

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available No presente artigo, discute-se a construção epistemológica da Educação em Ciência como área interdisciplinar que integra, por apropriações e transposições educacionais, campos relevantes do saber, nomeadamente a Filosofia da Ciência, a História da Ciência, a Sociologia da Ciência e a Psicologia Educacional. Desenvolvem-se, em seguida, argumentos de natureza curricular e de política educativa4 que procuram clarificar, afinal, para quê e para quem a Educação em Ciência. Debruçamo-nos, necessariamente, por fim, sobre o ensino das Ciências e suas orientações preferenciais e que se perfilam como as mais congruentes com os referenciais teóricos enunciados. Note-se que esse percurso de pesquisa/teoria/prática exige reflexão, tempo, maturação de idéias, cumplicidade com a inovação e empenho na ação.The paper starts with a brief description of the epistemological construction of Science Education and its interdisciplinary character, in particular the contributions of the Philosophy of Science, History of Science, Sociology of Science and Educational Psychology. Secondly, arguments are developed in order to find out appropriate answers to two key educational issues, namely, the purpose of science education and who science education is for. Finally, the paper characterizes three main orientations for science teaching based on the previously developed framework.

  12. O homem e as ciências da natureza

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    1985-01-01

    1. Introdução 2. Como homem e ciências da natureza entram em confronto 3. O homem que se projecta nas ciências da natureza 4. As ciências da natureza que se projectam no homem 5. Homem e ciências da natureza em interprojecção: o futuro

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Ópio e Ciúme

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    Dinamarque Oliveira Da Silva

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho é uma análise comparativa entre as obras D. Casmurro, de Machado de Assis e o conto Ligéia, de Edgar Allan Poe. As perspectivas teóricas que norteiam essa abordagem se vinculam a teorias de Literatura Comparada que põem em relevância releituras entre autores e obras que, por tamanha mestria e sutileza, equivalem-se como literatura de primeira linha, independentemente de nacionalidades e de escolas literárias. Esse estudo torna possível a valorização de ambos os autores não só inseridos em seus respectivos tempos e escolas, mas também os revela como atemporais, já que as questões humanas, por eles transformadas em literatura, permanecem e fazem refletir sobre o ser humano via comportamento de narradores tão oblíquos.

  16. Combustion Stratification for Naphtha from CI Combustion to PPC

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    Vallinayagam, R.

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    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. A etnologia, ciência ou literatura?

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    Jacques Gutwirth

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo o autor confronta o problema do valor científico da disciplina etnológica. Tomando como ponto de partida as reflexões epistemológicas de Jean Piaget, e passando pelo fato social total de Mauss, o autor considera os "trunfos" do método etnográfico (observação participante e entrevista aberta ao mesmo tempo que sublinha a necessidade de rigor e sistematismo, para mostrar sua grande utilidade atual, inclusive para o estudo de sociedades complexas. Enfim, o vai-e-vem entre as direções da pesquisa, os materiais encontrados em maior ou menor relação com estas direções, e as hipóteses de pesquisa depreendidas do sistema de pensamento do pesquisador devem permitir, por interações equilibradoras e estruturantes, por antecipação e feed-back, chegar a resultados científicos, sob a condição de haver um bom funcionamento do pesquisador que, descobrindo as conexões, ordena os processos complexos que estuda.

  19. Causas e leis nas ciências do homem

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    Sara Albieri

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A proposta humeana acerca do método e da investigação na ciência do homem tornou-o um precursor do conhecido modelo covering-law de explicação científica, tal como defendido por Hempel, Nagel e outros filósofos contemporâneos da ciência. A interpretação da teoria da ciência de Hume como precursora desse modelo costuma ser majoritária entre os comentadores de sua filosofia. Apenas Donald Livingston travou uma discussão singular contra essa quase unanimidade, propondo-se a defender a existência de dois modelos de explicação na epistemologia de Hume, um adequado às ciências naturais, outro às morais. O autor apóia-se em certas passagens em que Hume parece reconhecer que, em ciências morais, predominariam as explicações recorrendo a causas morais, as quais consistiriam nas razões do agente ou conjunto de agentes envolvidos no evento a ser explicado. Defendemos que a diversidade das explicações causais naturais e morais em Hume pode ser discutida, não a partir de uma distinção radical de natureza, como aquela que Livingston quer estabelecer, mas a partir de uma distinção de grau: os graus de certeza que distinguem entre provas e probabilidades, entre explicações pela via dedutiva a partir de leis ou por generalizações estatísticas. Isto é, mais de acordo com a assimetria que Nagel reconhece entre ciências do particular e generalizadoras, quanto ao objetivo de estabelecer leis, no segundo caso, ou de apenas aplicá-las, no primeiro. Uma distinção compatível com aquela que Hume já adotara, atribuindo graus diferentes de generalidade de modo análogo a ciências naturais ou morais.Hume's proposal of a science of man is often taken as a precursor of the now well-known covering-law model of scientific explanation, sustained by Hempel, Nagel and other contemporary philosophers of science. Among Hume's commentators D. Livingston is an exception, defending the existence of two models of explanation in Hume

  20. 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.

  1. A ciência nos jornais

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    Isaltina Maria de Azevedo Mello Gomes

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo central deste artigo é apontar os fenômenos lingüí­sticos envolvidos na transposição de entrevistas realizadas com cientistas em textos jornalí­sticos publicados na imprensa diária. Tomamos como objeto de análise conjuntos de textos (entrevistas e matérias jornalí­sticas publicados no Jornal do Commercio, que nos permitiram identificar as principais operações lingüí­sticas e as repercussões dessa transformação no conteíºdo proposicional. Nossa análise mostra modificações substanciais entre a entrevista e o texto jornalí­stico, mas normalmente a idéia básica do texto original é preservada. Asimprecisões atribuí­das pelos cientistas aos textos jornalí­sticos de divulgação cientí­fica são muito mais uma questão de mudança da perspectiva de interesse do que propriamente distorção de informações. Mesmo se tratando de um estudo de caso, acreditamos que nossas conclusões indicam o que geralmente ocorre na retextualização de entrevistas em textos de divulgação cientí­fica para a imprensa diária.Abstract: The main purpose of this article is to point out linguistic phenomena involved in the transformation of interviews with scientists into news texts published by the daily press. For the analysis, we used sets of texts (interview-journalistic text published by the Jornal do Commercio, that permited us to identify the main linguistic operations and the effects of this kind of transformation on the propositional content. Our analysis showed substantial changes between interview and journalistic text, but, in general, the main idea from the original text is preserved. The inexactness attributed by scientists to scientific news texts are much more a question of a change in the point of interest than a question of informational distortion. Although a case study, we believe that our conclusions indicate what frequently happens in the transformation of interviews into texts of scientific

  2. Ciência, sociedade e universidade Science, society and university

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    Pedro Goergen

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho busca repensar a relação entre ciência, sociedade e universidade a partir das transformações que marcam a contemporaneidade. A hipótese é de que estas mudanças de níveis econômico, laboral e mesmo epistêmico afetam também o sentido da prática acadêmica. A partir da reflexão sobre os três conceitos que compõem o título do artigo - ciência, sociedade e universidade -, conclui-se que a universidade deve iniciar um processo de auto-avaliação que inclua seus próprios fundamentos, ainda modernos, na perspectiva do novo cenário. Esta reflexão básica deve constituir o ponto de partida para uma futura reforma universitária.This paper aims to rethink the relationship between science, society and university from the transformations that mark the contemporary time. The hypothesis is that the changes in economical, labor and epistemic lewels also affect the meaning of academic practice. Reflecting upon the three concepts present in the title of this article - science, society and university - we conclude that university must rethink its identity establish. This basic reflexive thinking should be the first concern to a university reform.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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

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    Ana Bernarda Ludermir

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    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

  7. ANALIZA TRWAŁOŚCI STALOWYCH OBIEKTÓW MOSTOWYCH W ZALEŻNOŚCI OD ŚRODOWISKA KOROZYJNEGO

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    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono aktualne statystyki dotyczące sieci dróg województwa śląskiego zarządzanych przez Zarząd Dróg Wojewódzkich oraz ilości konstrukcji w zależności od typu ich ustroju nośnego. Poruszono aktualny w Polsce problem dotycząc trwałości stalowych obiektów mostowych z uwzględnieniem zjawiska korozji. Scharakteryzowano podstawowe czynniki wpływające na szybkość korozji niezbędne do oszacowania wpływu korozji na trwałość stalowych mostów drogowych m.in. czynniki atmosferyczne oraz czynniki wynikające z utrzymania obiektu. Zwrócono szczególną uwagę na kategorie korozyjności środowiska w którym wznoszone są konstrukcje stalowe, mające bardzo znaczący wpływ na postęp i szybkość procesu korozji. Omówiono procedurę badania wpływu korozji na trwałość stalowych konstrukcji mostowych opracowaną przez Instytut Badawczy Dróg i Mostów. Przedstawiono metodę obliczania czasu bezawaryjnego użytkowania konstrukcji. Szczegółowo scharakteryzowano, niezbędne do przeprowadzenia procedury obliczeniowej, redukcyjne współczynniki trwałości. Na podstawie własnej analizy określono czas bezawaryjnej pracy wybranych konstrukcji. Do obliczeń przyjęto cztery rzeczywiste mosty o dźwigarach stalowych, będących konstrukcją nośną dla żelbetowej płyty pomostowej. Wybrane mosty wzniesione zostały w różnych częściach kraju, charakteryzujących się odmienną agresywnością środowiska – środowisko nadmorskie, górskie, miejskie oraz neutralne. Obiekty różnią się rodzajem korozji występującym na ustrojach nośnych konstrukcji. Mosty różnią się również czasem powstania obiektów, co wpływa w znacznym stopniu na ich bezpieczne użytkowanie. Na zakończenie przeanalizowano wyniki otrzymane z przeprowadzonej analizy.

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

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    Ariana Hernández

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    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.

  9. 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.)

  10. 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.

  11. Estudos de Comunidade e ciências sociais no Brasil

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    Nemuel da Silva Oliveira

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    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.

  12. 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.

  13. The effect of previous traumatic injury on homicide risk.

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    Griffin, Russell L; Davis, Gregory G; Levitan, Emily B; MacLennan, Paul A; Redden, David T; McGwin, Gerald

    2014-07-01

    Research has reported that a strong risk factor for traumatic injury is having a previous injury (i.e., recidivism). To date, the only study examining the relationship between recidivism and homicide reported strong associations, but was limited by possible selection bias. The current matched case-control study utilized coroner's data from 2004 to 2008. Subjects were linked to trauma registry data to determine whether the person had a previous traumatic injury. Conditional logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for the association between homicide and recidivism. Homicide risk was increased for those having a previous traumatic injury (OR 1.81, 95% CI 1.09-2.99) or a previous intentional injury (OR 2.53, 95% CI 1.24-5.17). These results suggest an association between homicide and injury recidivism, and that trauma centers may be an effective setting for screening individuals for secondary prevention efforts of homicide through violence prevention programs. © 2014 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  14. 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.

  15. Dyskusja wokół celu sprawozdawczości finansowej opartej na MSSF

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    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.

  16. Induced vaginal birth after previous caesarean section

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    Akylbek Tussupkaliyev

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    Full Text Available Introduction The rate of operative birth by Caesarean section is constantly rising. In Kazakhstan, it reaches 27 per cent. Research data confirm that the percentage of successful vaginal births after previous Caesarean section is 50–70 per cent. How safe the induction of vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC remains unclear. Methodology The studied techniques of labour induction were amniotomy of the foetal bladder with the vulsellum ramus, intravaginal administration of E1 prostaglandin (Misoprostol, and intravenous infusion of Oxytocin-Richter. The assessment of rediness of parturient canals was conducted by Bishop’s score; the labour course was assessed by a partogram. The effectiveness of labour induction techniques was assessed by the number of administered doses, the time of onset of regular labour, the course of labour and the postpartum period and the presence of complications, and the course of the early neonatal period, which implied the assessment of the child’s condition, described in the newborn development record. The foetus was assessed by medical ultrasound and antenatal and intranatal cardiotocography (CTG. Obtained results were analysed with SAS statistical processing software. Results The overall percentage of successful births with intravaginal administration of Misoprostol was 93 per cent (83 of cases. This percentage was higher than in the amniotomy group (relative risk (RR 11.7 and was similar to the oxytocin group (RR 0.83. Amniotomy was effective in 54 per cent (39 of cases, when it induced regular labour. Intravenous oxytocin infusion was effective in 94 per cent (89 of cases. This percentage was higher than that with amniotomy (RR 12.5. Conclusions The success of vaginal delivery after previous Caesarean section can be achieved in almost 70 per cent of cases. At that, labour induction does not decrease this indicator and remains within population boundaries.

  17. Intravitreal ranibizumab for diabetic macular oedema in previously vitrectomized eyes

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    Laugesen, Caroline Schmidt; Ostri, Christoffer; Brynskov, Troels

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    PURPOSE: There is little information about the efficacy of intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibition in vitrectomized eyes. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of anti-VEGF (ranibizumab) on diabetic macular oedema in previously vitrectomized eyes. METHODS: A nationwide...... retrospective review of medical records from 2010 to 2013. RESULTS: We identified 33 previously vitrectomized eyes in 28 patients treated with ranibizumab injections for diabetic macular oedema. Median follow-up was 323 days (interquartile range 72-1404 days). Baseline mean visual acuity was 0.57 logMAR (95% CI...... 0.13-1.01) before injections. After an average of 4.7 injections (range 1-15), mean visual acuity remained stable at 0.54 logMAR (95% CI 0.13-0.95) with a mean improvement of 0.03 (p = 0. 45, 95% CI -0.12 to 0.06). In 12 eyes (36%), visual acuity improved 0.1 logMAR or more, in 12 eyes (36%), vision...

  18. Rates of induced abortion in Denmark according to age, previous births and previous abortions

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    Marie-Louise H. Hansen

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Whereas the effects of various socio-demographic determinants on a woman's risk of having an abortion are relatively well-documented, less attention has been given to the effect of previous abortions and births. Objective: To study the effect of previous abortions and births on Danish women's risk of an abortion, in addition to a number of demographic and personal characteristics. Data and methods: From the Fertility of Women and Couples Dataset we obtained data on the number of live births and induced abortions by year (1981-2001, age (16-39, county of residence and marital status. Logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the influence of the explanatory variables on the probability of having an abortion in a relevant year. Main findings and conclusion: A woman's risk of having an abortion increases with the number of previous births and previous abortions. Some interactions were was found in the way a woman's risk of abortion varies with calendar year, age and parity. The risk of an abortion for women with no children decreases while the risk of an abortion for women with children increases over time. Furthermore, the risk of an abortion decreases with age, but relatively more so for women with children compared to childless women. Trends for teenagers are discussed in a separate section.

  19. Birth outcome in women with previously treated breast cancer--a population-based cohort study from Sweden.

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    Kristina Dalberg

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Data on birth outcome and offspring health after the appearance of breast cancer are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of adverse birth outcomes in women previously treated for invasive breast cancer compared with the general population of mothers.Of all 2,870,932 singleton births registered in the Swedish Medical Birth Registry during 1973-2002, 331 first births following breast cancer surgery--with a mean time to pregnancy of 37 mo (range 7-163--were identified using linkage with the Swedish Cancer Registry. Logistic regression analysis was used. The estimates were adjusted for maternal age, parity, and year of delivery. Odds ratios (ORs and 95% confidence intervals (CIs were used to estimate infant health and mortality, delivery complications, the risk of preterm birth, and the rates of instrumental delivery and cesarean section. The large majority of births from women previously treated for breast cancer had no adverse events. However, births by women exposed to breast cancer were associated with an increased risk of delivery complications (OR 1.5, 95% CI 1.2-1.9, cesarean section (OR 1.3, 95% CI 1.0-1.7, very preterm birth (<32 wk (OR 3.2, 95% CI 1.7-6.0, and low birth weight (<1500 g (OR 2.9, 95% CI 1.4-5.8. A tendency towards an increased risk of malformations among the infants was seen especially in the later time period (1988-2002 (OR 2.1, 95% CI 1.2-3.7.It is reassuring that births overall were without adverse events, but our findings indicate that pregnancies in previously treated breast cancer patients should possibly be regarded as higher risk pregnancies, with consequences for their surveillance and management.

  20. Relações entre ciência, tecnologia e sociedade em museus de ciências

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    2009-01-01

    Este trabalho analisa como museus de ciências no Brasil exploram as relações e as interferências mútuas entre ciência, tecnologia e sociedade, utilizando como principais referenciais a educação com enfoque ciência, tecnologia e sociedade (CTS), e a comunicação pública da ciência. A escolha da educação com enfoque CTS está relacionada à discussão sobre a importância da formação de cidadãos críticos diante das questões de ciência e tecnologia (C&T), incluindo a abordagem ciência, tecnologia, so...

  1. 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...

  2. Role of apolipoprotein CI in lipid metabolism and bacterial sepsis

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    Berbée, Jimmy Fransiscus Paulus

    2007-01-01

    The research described in this thesis focussed on the role of apolipoproteins in lipid metabolism, inflammation and bacterial sepsis, with specific emphasis on apoCI. From studies in human APOC1¬-transgenic and apoc1-/- mice, we were able to identify apoCI as a potent inhibitor of triglyceride

  3. 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

  4. Variações sobre arte e ciência

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    Octavio Ianni

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O texto propõe aproximações entre ciência e arte por meio de contrastes e semelhanças reconhecíveis nessas modalidades discursivas de conhecimento, como linguagens e narrativas singulares, dotadas de características próprias, mas que freqüentemente se valem de procedimentos e recursos alheios. Busca salientar tanto os usos de recursos ficcionais pelos textos científicos, como o contrário, as valências cognitivas e mesmo a reconstrução complexa de experiências sociais pelos textos literários, articulados por uma ambição estética.The text establishes connections between science and art through the contrasts and similarities traceables in those discourses of knowledge, while languages and peculiar narratives endowed with its own traits, but that quite often appeal to alien proce-dures and resources. It seeks to point out the uses of fiction resources in scientific texts, as the opposite, the cognitives assets and even the complex reconstruction of social experiences found out literary texts, moved by an aesthetic ambition.

  5. Cientometria: a métrica da ciência

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Cientometria é definida como o estudo da mensuração e quantificação do progresso científico, estando a pesquisa baseada em indicadores bibliométricos. A cientometria tem um grande potencial de aplicação, havendo interesse de Governos e instituições de pesquisas em utilizar este conhecimento com o objetivo de implementar diferentes formas de apoio ao desenvolvimento científico e tecnológico. Nos últimos tempos, também, ela tem sido usada para ajudar nações a tomarem decisões sobre quais áreas do saber necessitam de fundos especiais; além disso, a análise das citações ou dos fatores de impacto de periódicos e artigos vem se tornando uma fonte importante de informação para historiadores, sociólogos e outros pesquisadores interessados na evolução da ciência. Este artigo focaliza como diferentes indicadores de citação tornam possível verificar tanto a evolução das descobertas quanto o impacto do trabalho publicado. Esta análise quantitativa complementa as opiniões e os julgamentos realizados por especialistas (avaliação pelos pares, fornecendo instrumentos úteis e objetivos para avaliar os resultados da atividade científica.

  6. Uma visão comparada do ensino em ciência, tecnologia e sociedade na escola e em um museu de ciência

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    Guaracira Gouvêa

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta a análise das narrativas de crianças e professores que se desenvolvem na sala de aula e em um museu de ciências, em situações de ensino-aprendizagem formal e não-formal. A pesquisa tratou das relações entre ensino formal (escola e não-formal (museu, focalizando indícios e práticas que envolvem, de um lado, o movimento CTS e, de outro, processos de alfabetização científica e tecnológica no ensino de ciências. Nas considerações finais, destacamos as contribuições da investigação para a melhoria do ensino de ciências.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Placental complications after a previous cesarean section

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    Milošević Jelena; Lilić Vekoslav; Tasić Marija; Radović-Janošević Dragana; Stefanović Milan; Antić Vladimir

    2009-01-01

    Introduction The incidence of cesarean section has been rising in the past 50 years. With the increased number of cesarean sections, the number of pregnancies with the previous cesarean section rises as well. The aim of this study was to establish the influence of the previous cesarean section on the development of placental complications: placenta previa, placental abruption and placenta accreta, as well as to determine the influence of the number of previous cesarean sections on the complic...

  11. 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.

  12. Ciência e humanismo : a visão da ciência de Erwin Schröedinger

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    "Erwin Schrödinger, o físico austríaco, que foi um dos principais autores da física quântica, realizou em 1950 uma série de conferências intituladas Ciência e humanismo, que estão traduzidas em português. Analisamos aqui a sua visão da ciência como parte do esforço do ser humano em conhecer-se. Debatemos a sua perspectiva da unidade das ciências, a relação entre ciência e técnica, as raízes profundas do pensamento científico na Antiguidade Grega e, além disso, a interacção da ciência com a fi...

  13. The Full Inclusion Movement.

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    Machado, Rodney E.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Overviews background of the movement toward full inclusion of special education students into regular classrooms, including legal issues and successful educational practices. Suggests that full inclusion does not benefit all students and that inclusion should be one of several alternatives to meeting students' educational needs. Of approximately…

  14. The Addition of EI/CI Capability to the Mattauch-herzog Spectrograph with EOID

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    Fergusson, G. J.; Koslin, M. E.

    1979-01-01

    A modification was made to the Mattauch-Herzog Spectrograph with an electro-optical ion detector (EOID) previously designed and constructed, so that it would be capable of operating not only in the electron-impact (EI) mode of ionization, but also in the chemical ionization (CI) mode. This modification necessitated an effort in three specific design areas: (1) sample inlet; (2) ion source and analyzer regions; and (3) the pumping system. In addition, an appropriate electronics package had to be designed to control and operate the combined EI/CI source.

  15. 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.

  16. Teoria wielości rzeczywistości Leona Chwistka. Rys krytyczny

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    Hubert Bożek

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    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.

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

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    Fisher's exact test and odds ratios (OR) with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to explore factors associated with full vaccination. ... 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.

  18. 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...... participated in a short intensive training program involving group-based music making activities (e.g. rapping and singing) and self-administered computer based listening exercises. Testing of music and speech discrimination was carried out before and after the program for the CI users and in two sessions...... equally separated in time for a group of normal-hearing (NH) controls. In addition, the participants reported on their music listening habits and enjoyment. CI users significantly improved their overall music perception and improved their discrimination of melodic contour and rhythm in particular. The NH...

  19. Para quê serve a ciência?

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    Novelli, Pedro Geraldo Aparecido [UNESP

    2010-01-01

    A ciência é uma forma de conhecimento e é também uma forma do conhecimento. Contudo, a ciência parece se apresentar como a forma de conhecer e do conhecer. Essa postura faz com que a ciência se afirme no mundo como algo singular obtendo inclusive força de instituição com reconhecimento oficial e sustentação em instâncias informais. A ciência sobreviveu a uma história de perseguição, rejeição e condenação colocando-se nos tempos modernos como o referencial por excelência para o estabelecimento...

  20. 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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    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.

  1. 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...

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

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    Agnes Gisladottir

    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. Prevalence and significance of previously undiagnosed rheumatic diseases in pregnancy.

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    Spinillo, Arsenio; Beneventi, Fausta; Ramoni, Véronique; Caporali, Roberto; Locatelli, Elena; Simonetta, Margherita; Cavagnoli, Chiara; Alpini, Claudia; Albonico, Giulia; Prisco, Elena; Montecucco, Carlomaurizio

    2012-06-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the rates of previously undiagnosed rheumatic diseases during the first trimester of pregnancy and their impact on the pregnancy outcome. Pregnant women in their first trimester were screened using a two-step approach using a self-administered 10-item questionnaire and subsequent testing for rheumatic autoantibodies (antinuclear antibody, anti-double-stranded DNA, anti-extractable nuclear antigen, anticardiolipin antibodies, anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibodies and lupus anticoagulant) and evaluation by a rheumatologist. Overall, the complications of pregnancy evaluated included fetal loss, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction, delivery at less than 34 weeks, neonatal resuscitation and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. Out of the 2458 women screened, the authors identified 62 (2.5%) women with previously undiagnosed undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) and 24 (0.98%) women with previously undiagnosed definite systemic rheumatic disease. The prevalences were seven (0.28%) for systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren's syndrome, six (0.24%) for rheumatoid arthritis, three (0.12%) for antiphospholipid syndrome and one (0.04%) for systemic sclerosis. In multiple exact logistic regression, after adjustment for potential confounders, the OR of overall complications of pregnancy were 2.81 (95% CI 1.29 to 6.18) in women with UCTD and 4.57 (95% CI 1.57 to 13.57) in those with definite diseases, respectively, compared with asymptomatic controls. In our population approximately 2.5% and 1% of first trimester pregnant women had a previously undiagnosed UCTD and definite systemic rheumatic disease, respectively. These conditions were associated with significant negative effects on the outcome of pregnancy.

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

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    Femi

    odds ratios (OR) with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to explore factors associated with full vaccination. Results: A total of 305 mothers were ... 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. Conclusion: Birth and ...

  5. 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 ......, the Netherlands and Sweden). And seven of the 15 countries in the E.U already have lower unemployment than the United States (the previous four plus Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg)....

  6. Polityka rachunkowości polskich fundacjiw świetle badań empirycznych

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    Anna Kamińska-Stańczak

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundacja, jak każdy podmiot rachunkowości, ma obowiązek posiadania własnego, indywidualnego systemu rachunkowości, podporządkowanego koncepcji wiernego i rzetelnego obrazu. W ramach organizacji tego systemu kierownik fundacji (zarząd ma obowiązek zatwierdzenia na piśmie stosownej dokumentacji, której rodzaje określa art. 10 ustawy o rachunkowości. W niniejszym artykule wskazano na konieczność posiadania przez fundację polityki rachunkowości i jej opisu zatwierdzonego na piśmie. Przedstawiono wyniki przepro-wadzonego badania ankietowego na temat kompletności dokumentacji przyjętych przez polskie fundacje zasad (polityki rachunkowości oraz stopnia trudności w jej sporządzeniu. Badanie wykazało, że 80% fundacji ma problemy z opracowaniem takiej dokumentacji i nie dostrzega się tu wyraźnego powiązania z jakąkolwiek cechą funda-cji (np. wiek, wielkość, rodzaj działalności. Braki w dokumentacji polityki rachunko-wości występują w 60% fundacji i najczęściej dotyczą opisu systemu ochrony danych (44% fundacji i przetwarzania danych (42% fundacji. Najbardziej niepokoi jednak brak opisu przyjętych metod wyceny aktywów i pasywów (29% fundacji oraz brak zakładowego planu kont (18% fundacji. Przeprowadzone badania ankietowe oraz analiza raportów pokontrolnych Najwyższej Izby Kontroli dowodzą, że nieprawidłowości w zakresie formułowania, dokumentowania i aktualizowania polityki rachunkowości istnieją w fundacjach od wielu lat. Rodzi to szereg obaw o stan rachunkowości w fundacjach, a także o jasność i rzetelność ich sprawozdań finansowych.

  7. Scyntygrafia kości w diagnostyce reumatoidalnego zapalenia stawów

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    Witold Tłustochowicz

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    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.

  8. 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

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    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

  9. full on riot

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    Full Text Available “hey moses full on riot in lawson st the station’s on fire! been going since 4. molotov and more. full on,” reads an SMS message received on the backseat of a Tasmanian bus. What follows is a journey through the landscape of a Gunavidji, whose brothers have all gone to the land of the dead; metallic scraping in the glass cases of the Hobart Museum; a Palestinian woman giving up on her people; land-snails exposing cultural inaccuracies; photographing Australia’s war zone; entering the St Peter’s Basilica of Rome with bulldozers - all in the name of preparing to interview prominent Israeli writer Etgar Keret.

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

  12. Intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy for previously irradiated advanced head and neck malignancies

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    Nag, Subir; Schuller, David E.; Martinez-Monge, Rafael; Rodriguez-Villalba, Silvia; Grecula, John; Bauer, Constance

    1998-01-01

    Purpose: This is a retrospective review to evaluate the role of surgery and intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy (IOERT) in the treatment of patients with previously irradiated advanced head and neck cancers. Methods and Materials: Between January 1992 and March 1997, 38 patients (31 males, 7 females; median age of 62 years) with recurrent head and neck cancer were treated with maximal resection and IOERT at the Ohio State University (OSU). All had been previously treated with full-course radiotherapy (median 65.1 Gy, range 50-74.4 Gy). Twenty-nine patients (76%) had previously undergone one or more surgical procedures. After maximal surgery the tumor bed was treated with IOERT (single field in 36 patients and 2 fields in 2 patients), most commonly with 6 MeV electrons (87%). The dose administered (at 90% isodose line) was 15 Gy for close or microscopically positive margins in 34 patients and 20 Gy for gross disease in 1 patient. Further external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) was not given. Results: After a median follow-up of 30 months (range 8-39 months), 24 of the 38 patients (66%) recurred within the IOERT field. Median time to IOERT failure was 6 months (95% CI: 4.3-7.7). The 6-month, 1-, and 2-year control rates within the IOERT volume were 41%, 19%, and 13 %, respectively. Thirty of the 38 patients (79%) recurred in locoregional areas. Median time to locoregional failure was 4 months (95% CI: 3.3-4.7). The 6-month, 1-, and 2-year locoregional control rates were 33%, 11%, and 4%, respectively. Distant metastases occurred in 7 patients, 5 in association with IOERT failure and 2 with locoregional failure. Median overall survival was 7 months (95% CI: 4.7-9.3). The 6-month, 1-, 2-, and 3-year actuarial survival rates were 51%, 21%, 21%, and 8%, respectively. Major treatment-related complications occurred in 6 patients (16%). Conclusion: IOERT alone, at the dose used, is not sufficient for control of recurrent, previously irradiated head and neck cancers

  13. 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-t...

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    different classes, alkaloids, terpenes, oxygen heterocycles and other systems. It is impossible to do full justice to his work and this article provides only a selection ...... India is home to bounteous varieties of plants. However, very few of them have been studied, a vast majority being untouched. The scope for research in this ...

  15. Full Length Research Article

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    Out of the 320 male sheep examined, 87(27.2%) were infected, while 9(19.1%) of the 47 females examined were infected (Table 2). Infection varied from one abattoir to another. Age related distribution of P. cervi is shown in Table 3. Out of 356 adult sheep (>2yrs) examined, 35. Full Length Research Article. 12 ...

  16. Volume 10, Issue 11-12© 2001 WILEY-VCH Verlag Berlin GmbH, Fed. Rep. of GermanySave Title to My ProfileSet E-Mail Alert Previous Issue | Next Issue > Full Issue Listing-->Volume 10, Issue 11-12, Pages 887-984(November 2001)Original PaperImaging of atomic orbitals with the Atomic Force Microscope - experiments and simulations

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    Giessibl, F. J.; Bielefeldt, H.; Hembacher, S.; Mannhart, J.

    2001-11-01

    Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a mechanical profiling technique that allows to image surfaces with atomic resolution. Recent progress in reducing the noise of this technique has led to a resolution level where previously undetectable symmetries of the images of single atoms are observed. These symmetries are related to the nature of the interatomic forces. The Si(111)-(7 × 7) surface is studied by AFM with various tips and AFM images are simulated with chemical and electrostatic model forces. The calculation of images from the tip-sample forces is explained in detail and the implications of the imaging parameters are discussed. Because the structure of the Si(111)-(7 × 7) surface is known very well, the shape of the adatom images is used to determine the tip structure. The observability of atomic orbitals by AFM and scanning tunneling microscopy is discussed.

  17. Concomitant and previous osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

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    Lenski, Markus; Büser, Natalie; Scherer, Michael

    2017-04-01

    Background and purpose - Patients with osteoporosis who present with an acute onset of back pain often have multiple fractures on plain radiographs. Differentiation of an acute osteoporotic vertebral fracture (AOVF) from previous fractures is difficult. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of concomitant AOVFs and previous OVFs in patients with symptomatic AOVFs, and to identify risk factors for concomitant AOVFs. Patients and methods - This was a prospective epidemiological study based on the Registry of Pathological Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures (REPAPORA) with 1,005 patients and 2,874 osteoporotic vertebral fractures, which has been running since February 1, 2006. Concomitant fractures are defined as at least 2 acute short-tau inversion recovery (STIR-) positive vertebral fractures that happen concomitantly. A previous fracture is a STIR-negative fracture at the time of initial diagnostics. Logistic regression was used to examine the influence of various variables on the incidence of concomitant fractures. Results - More than 99% of osteoporotic vertebral fractures occurred in the thoracic and lumbar spine. The incidence of concomitant fractures at the time of first patient contact was 26% and that of previous fractures was 60%. The odds ratio (OR) for concomitant fractures decreased with a higher number of previous fractures (OR =0.86; p = 0.03) and higher dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry T-score (OR =0.72; p = 0.003). Interpretation - Concomitant and previous osteoporotic vertebral fractures are common. Risk factors for concomitant fractures are a low T-score and a low number of previous vertebral fractures in cases of osteoporotic vertebral fracture. An MRI scan of the the complete thoracic and lumbar spine with STIR sequence reduces the risk of under-diagnosis and under-treatment.

  18. 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.

  19. Em torno do conceito de ciência

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    Fonseca, Maria de Jesus

    1996-01-01

    A comunicação que ora se apresenta surge no âmbito da iniciativa "VIVA A CIÊNCIA" - 1994, promovida pela Secretaria de Estado da Ciência e Tecnologia e já em 2º edição. São objectivos deste projecto a divulgação da ciência e da tecnologia tornando "visível a importância da ciência e da tecnologia numa sociedade que já se habituou aos seus benefícios, mas que ainda teme e se interroga sobre os seus efeitos futuros."1 Nesse sentido, pretende-se que esta semana constitua, a nível nacional, u...

  20. 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?

  1. 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.

  2. [Inpatient rehabilitation of adult CI users: Results in dependency of duration of deafness, CI experience and age].

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    Zeh, R; Baumann, U

    2015-08-01

    Cochlear implants (CI) have proven to be a highly effective treatment for severe hearing loss or deafness. Inpatient rehabilitation therapy is frequently discussed as a means to increase the speech perception abilities achieved by CI. However, thus far there exists no quantitative evaluation of the effect of these therapies. A retrospective analysis of audiometric data obtained from 1355 CI users compared standardized and qualitative speech intelligibility tests conducted at two time points (admission to and discharge from inpatient hearing therapy, duration 3-5 weeks). The test battery comprised examination of vowel/consonant identification, the Freiburg numbers and monosyllabic test (65 and 80 dB sound pressure level, SPL, free-field sound level), the Hochmair-Schulz-Moser (HSM) sentence test in quiet and in noise (65 dB SPL speech level; 15 dB signal-to-noise ratio, SNR), and a speech tracking test with and without lip-reading. An average increase of 20 percentage points was scored at discharge compared to the admission tests. Patients of all ages and duration of deafness demonstrated the same amount of benefit from the rehabilitation treatment. After completion of inpatient rehabilitation treatment, patients with short duration of CI experience (below 4 months) achieved test scores comparable to experienced long-term users. The demonstrated benefit of the treatment was independent of age and duration of deafness or CI experience. The rehabilitative training program significantly improved hearing abilities and speech perception in CI users, thus promoting their professional and social inclusion. The present results support the efficacy of inpatient rehabilitation for CI recipients. Integration of this or similar therapeutic concepts in the German catalog of follow-up treatment measures appears justified.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Adolescents previously involved in Satanism experiencing mental health problems

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    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available No research has previously been done regarding the phenomenon of adolescents who have previously been involved in Satanism and who experience obstacles in their strive for mental health. Adolescents previously involved in Satanism present behavioral problems like aggressive outbursts, depression, “ psychosis” or suicide attempts, that could lead to suicide. In the phenomenonanalysis semi-structured, phenomenological interviews were performed with the respondents and their parents. The respondents were requested to write a naïve sketch about their life. After completion of the data-control, guidelines for nursing staff were set.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. ISABELLE full scale dipoles

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    McInturff, A.D.; Dahl, P.F.; Kassner, D.; Lasky, C.; Robins, K.; Sampson, W.B.

    1975-01-01

    Data are presented on the various cosine theta type magnet models constructed at BNL in the development of ring magnets for ISABELLE, a pair of intersecting 200 GeV proton accelerating storage rings. The rings are to be filled with 30 GeV protons from the AGS and then accelerated to 200 GeV. The acceleration period is a 120 sec ramp from approximately 0.5 T to 4 T. The effect of mechanical precompression on training was studied by varying the interference fit between the coil (ISA IV) and its iron shield. The results were used to optimize the mechanical design of the full-size magnet models

  9. Plate Full of Color

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    2008-08-04

    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.

  10. Effect of previous abdominal surgery on outcomes following laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

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    Yamamoto, Masashi; Okuda, Junji; Tanaka, Keitaro; Kondo, Keisaku; Asai, Keiko; Kayano, Hajime; Masubuchi, Shinsuke; Uchiyama, Kazuhisa

    2013-03-01

    The impact of previous abdominal surgeries on the need for conversion to open surgery and on short-term outcomes during/after laparoscopic colectomy was retrospectively investigated. This retrospective cohort study was conducted from December 1996 through December 2009. This study was conducted at Osaka Medical College Hospital. A total of 1701 consecutive patients who had undergone laparoscopic resection of the colon and rectum were classified as not having previous abdominal surgery (n = 1121) or as having previous abdominal surgery (n = 580). Short-term outcomes were recorded, and risk factors for conversion to open surgery were analyzed. There were no significant differences in operative time, blood loss, number of lymph nodes removed, or conversion rate between the groups. The rate of inadvertent enterotomy was significantly higher in the previous abdominal surgery group than in the not having previous abdominal surgery group (0.9% versus 0.1%; p = 0.03), and the postoperative recovery time was significantly longer in the previous abdominal surgery group than in the not having previous abdominal surgery group. Ileus was more frequent in the previous abdominal surgery group than in the not having previous abdominal surgery group (3.8% versus 2.1%; p = 0.04). Significant risk factors for conversion to open surgery were T stage ≥3 (OR, 2.81; 95% CI, 1.89-3.75), median incision (OR, 4.34; 95% CI, 1.23-9.41), upper median incision (OR, 2.78; 95% CI, 1.29-5.42), lower median incision (OR, 1.82; 95% CI, 1.09-3.12), and transverse colectomy (OR, 1.76; 95% CI, 1.29-2.41). The incidence of successfully completed laparoscopic colectomy after previous abdominal surgery remains high, and the short-term outcomes are acceptable.

  11. Coming Full Cycle.

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    Fay, Lindsey; Carll-White, Allison; Harrell, James

    2017-04-01

    This article illustrates a collaborative, full cycle diagnostic postoccupancy evaluation (POE) conducted in an emergency department (ED) to demonstrate methods of planning a POE, conducting research to capture meaningful data, and applying outcomes through the use of a design charrette. POEs often end with the reporting of findings rather than suggesting how this knowledge feeds forward. A design charrette presents an opportunity to engage with POE evidence and integrate research into practice. Planning for the POE resulted in a multiphased, multimethodological study. Data collection and analysis utilized objective and subjective measures yielding both qualitative and quantitative data. The design charrette then served as an interactive method to assist design practitioners in both understanding and applying the research findings in the redesign of the entry/triage sequence of the ED. POE findings revealed four key issues impacting the ED experience. These include workflow, communication, privacy and confidentiality, and safety and security. In analyzing the use of the charrette to link POE findings to design application, it was determined that the charrette should include an all-inclusive, collaborative process, easily interpreted evidence, active participant engagement, and feasible outcomes grounded in research. Taking the POE process full cycle is a critical component in bridging the gap between research and its application to design. The charrette process offers a positive mark of completion to the POE and helps participants gain sensitivity to the importance of evidence-based decision-making.

  12. INTRODUCTION Previous reports have documented a high ...

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    pregnancy if they were married, educated, had dental insurance, previously used dental services when not pregnant, or had knowledge about the possible connection between oral health and pregnancy outcome8. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors determining good oral hygiene among pregnant women ...

  13. Empowerment perceptions of educational managers from previously ...

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    The perceptions of educational manag ers from previously disadvantaged primary and high schools in the Nelson Mandela Metropole regarding the issue of empowerment are outlined and the perceptions of educational managers in terms of various aspects of empowerment at different levels reflected. A literature study ...

  14. Management of choledocholithiasis after previous gastrectomy.

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    Anwer, S; Egan, R; Cross, N; Guru Naidu, S; Somasekar, K

    2017-09-01

    Common bile duct stones in patients with a previous gastrectomy can be a technical challenge because of the altered anatomy. This paper presents the successful management of two such patients using non-traditional techniques as conventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography was not possible.

  15. Laboratory Grouping Based on Previous Courses.

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    Doemling, Donald B.; Bowman, Douglas C.

    1981-01-01

    In a five-year study, second-year human physiology students were grouped for laboratory according to previous physiology and laboratory experience. No significant differences in course or board examination performance were found, though correlations were found between predental grade-point averages and grouping. (MSE)

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

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    Maria Adélia Aparecida de Souza

    2011-08-01

    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.

  17. A História e o Ensino da Ciência

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    José Reis

    1967-03-01

    Full Text Available Só me abalancei a aceitar o convite para esta palestra, num ambiente de historiadores, porque, embora sabendo que nada direi de nôvo, acredito que não seja desprezível a convicção, a que cheguei, da importância da História no ensino da Ciência e do papel coordenador, que os professôres de História podem desempenhar, tanto das ciências como das humanidades.

  18. 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.

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

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    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

  20. Uwarunkowania skuteczności działania inkubatorów przedsiębiorczości

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    Świeszczak, Krzysztof

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    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...

  1. Kreisbewegung Coming Full Circle

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    Karin Hartewig

    2000-11-01

    Full Text Available Männer und Frauen des deutschen Widerstands und eine Kulturwissenschaftlerin aus der zweiten Generation der Holocaust-Überlebenden sprechen in diesem Buch über das Verhalten der Widerstandskämpfer gegenüber ihren jüdischen Mitbürgern. Im Mittelpunkt der Gruppengespräche steht die Frage, warum die Regime-Gegner die Verfolgung und Vernichtung der Juden in ihrem oppositionellen Handeln ausgeblendet haben.In this book, men and women of the German Resistance talk to a female scholar of cultural studies, belonging to the second generation of Holocaust survivors, about the members of the Resistance’s attitude towards their Jewish fellow citizens. Their group conversations mainly deal with the question why the opponents of the regime marginalized the problem of the prosecution and extermination of the Jews in their oppositional activities.

  2. 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.

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    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

  3. 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.

  4. Ciąża i poród u chorych na stwardnienie rozsiane

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    Małgorzata Czernichowska-Kotiuszko

    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.

  5. From hearing with a cochlear implant and a contralateral hearing aid (CI/HA) to hearing with two cochlear implants (CI/CI): a within-subject design comparison.

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    Luntz, Michal; Egra-Dagan, Dana; Attias, Joseph; Yehudai, Noam; Most, Tova; Shpak, Talma

    2014-12-01

    To compare within-subject bilateral-binaural and bimodal complementary abilities between bimodal (cochlear implant and hearing aid; CI/HA) and bilateral CI hearing (CI/CI), thereby enabling better-informed counseling of experienced CI/HA users contemplating contralateral implantation. Comparative within-subject case review. Outpatient hearing clinic. Ten experienced adult CI/HA users with severe-to-profound hearing loss in the HA ear, who converted to CI/CI between 2 and 11 years after initial implantation. Task-specific testing of bilateral-binaural hearing (sound lateralization, binaural summation/redundancy/unmasking, head-shadow effect), bimodal complementary benefit (contribution of low-frequency information), and a self-report Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing (SSQ) questionnaire, all before and 1 year after contralateral cochlear implantation. Test result differences between CI/HA and CI/CI conditions. CI/CI hearing was better than CI/HA for speech lateralization and for perception of semantically unpredictable sentences in speech noise with speech at 0 degrees and noise at +90 degrees azimuth on the old CI side. CI/HA was better than CI/CI only for differences between perception of natural prosody speech and of speech with flattened fundamental frequency (F0) contour with speech and noise in front (at 0 degrees azimuth). Total scores on the SSQ questionnaire were higher in CI/CI than in CI/HA users. Counseling regarding contralateral implantation for CI/HA users with severe-to-profound hearing loss in the HA ear, though generally positive, should consider individual functional needs, and cover expectations about the expected trade-off between gaining improved understanding and speech lateralization in challenging listening conditions and losing some low-frequency cues still available with CI/HA hearing.

  6. Cloning and characterization of a surface antigen CiSA-32.6 from Cryptocaryon irritans.

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    Huang, Xiaohong; Sun, Zhiyu; Guo, Guowei; Zheng, Changfeng; Xu, Yang; Yuan, Liping; Liu, Cheng

    2012-03-01

    Cryptocaryon irritans is a ciliated parasite causing cryptocaryosis in marine fish. To isolate functional genes, a cDNA library of C. irritans trophonts was constructed and a gene designated CiSA-32.6 (GenBank ID: JF812643) was cloned and characterized. The full-length cDNA (1158 bp) encoded a deduced polypeptide of 330 amino-acid (aa) with a signal peptide of 22 aa. To express the ciliate gene, a truncated open reading frame (CiSA-32.6t) was synthesized to remove fragments encoding the signal peptide and hydrophobic C-terminal and to modify non-universal genetic codes. CiSA-32.6t was subcloned into Escherichia coli DH5α strain using the pGEX-4T-1 vector and then expressed as a glutathione S transferase fusion protein (rCiSA-32.6t). Western blotting analysis showed that sera from mice immunized with rCiSA-32.6t reacted specifically with a native protein (32.6 kDa) in parasite lysates. Moreover, rCiSA-32.6t reacted specifically with sera from mice immunized with a C. irritans trophont lysate. Expression of the CiSA-32.6 gene in C. irritans was detected at all developmental stages by reverse transcriptase PCR and Western blotting analysis. This study provides the basis of further investigations into the pathogenic biology of C. irritans and the control of cryptocaryosis. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

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

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    Rafael Sandoval

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    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.

  10. APPLICATION OF ACROBATIC EXEerCI SES IN A HANDBALL TRAINING PROCESS

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    Radojica Marušić

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Ac ro bat exer ci ses re pre sent a ba se for ac qu i ring com plex hand ball exer ci sing techni qu es. Hand ball players get to know dif fe rent types of mo ving and put ting in mo tion dif fe rent parts of body. They ma ster the ba sic com po nents – di rec tion, speed, am pli tu de, in ten sity of ne u ro mu scu lar ten sion, and at the sa me ti me they le arn how to di rect the ir mo tion pre ci sely and how to co or di na te the ir mo ves in spa ce and ti me.

  11. Previously unknown organomagnesium compounds in astrochemical context

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    Ruf, Alexander

    2018-01-01

    We describe the detection of dihydroxymagnesium carboxylates (CHOMg) in astrochemical context. CHOMg was detected in meteorites via ultrahigh-resolving chemical analytics and represents a novel, previously unreported chemical class. Thus, chemical stability was probed via quantum chemical computations, in combination with experimental fragmentation techniques. Results propose the putative formation of green-chemical OH-Grignard-type molecules and triggered fundamental questions within chemica...

  12. [Placental complications after a previous cesarean section].

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    Milosević, Jelena; Lilić, Vekoslav; Tasić, Marija; Radović-Janosević, Dragana; Stefanović, Milan; Antić, Vladimir

    2009-01-01

    The incidence of cesarean section has been rising in the past 50 years. With the increased number of cesarean sections, the number of pregnancies with the previous cesarean section rises as well. The aim of this study was to establish the influence of the previous cesarean section on the development of placental complications: placenta previa, placental abruption and placenta accreta, as well as to determine the influence of the number of previous cesarean sections on the complication development. The research was conducted at the Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Nis covering 10-year-period (from 1995 to 2005) with 32358 deliveries, 1280 deliveries after a previous cesarean section, 131 cases of placenta previa and 118 cases of placental abruption. The experimental groups was presented by the cases of placenta previa or placental abruption with prior cesarean section in obstetrics history, opposite to the control group having the same conditions but without a cesarean section in medical history. The incidence of placenta previa in the control group was 0.33%, opposite to the 1.86% incidence after one cesarean section (pcesarean sections and as high as 14.28% after three cesarean sections in obstetric history. Placental abruption was recorded as placental complication in 0.33% pregnancies in the control group, while its incidence was 1.02% after one cesarean section (pcesarean sections. The difference in the incidence of intrapartal hysterectomy between the group with prior cesarean section (0.86%) and without it (0.006%) shows a high statistical significance (pcesarean section is an important risk factor for the development of placental complications.

  13. Isenção da ciência, neutralidade da análise

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    Daniel Menezes Coelho

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    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.

  14. FABRICO/CIÊNCIA: Um Ambiente Linked Data para o Mapeamento da Ciência

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    Rafael Port da Rocha

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investiga contribuições de Arquivos Abertos, Web 2.0 e Linked Data para o Mapeamento da Ciência. Apresenta o ambiente Fabrico/Ciência, que combina características de Arquivos Abertos, Web 2.0 e Linked Data. Descreve e analisa as características de Fabrico/Ciência em função dos passos que envolvem o processo de analise do mapeamento da ciência e das vantagens obtidas pela exploração de recursos de Arquivos Abertos, Web 2.0 e Linked Data. Conclui que a ferramenta apresenta um ambiente para pesquisas no mapeamento da Ciência, em especial no que diz respeito à colheita, representação, integração e interligação de metadados; produção e preparação coletiva de dados; e exploração de redes e similaridades. Identifica como pesquisa o desenvolvimento de uma ontologia, para representar no ambiente recursos bibliográficos, de citação e de redes.

  15. 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.

  16. Previously undiagnosed hemophilia patient with intracerebral hemorrhage

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    Eray Atalay

    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.

  17. Effect of previous induced abortions on postabortion contraception selection.

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    Keene, Melissa; Roston, Alicia; Keith, Louis; Patel, Ashlesha

    2015-05-01

    The objective was to compare contraceptive method selection in women undergoing their first pregnancy termination versus women undergoing repeat pregnancy termination in an urban abortion clinic. We hypothesized that women undergoing repeat abortions will select highly effective contraceptives (intrauterine device, subdermal implant, tubal ligation) more often than patients undergoing their first abortion. We conducted a retrospective analysis of all women undergoing first-trimester surgical abortion at John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County from October 1, 2009, to October 31, 2011. We compared contraceptive method selection in the postabortion period after receipt of contraceptive counseling for 7466 women, stratifying women by history of no prior abortion versus one or more abortions. Of the 7466 women, 48.6% (3625) had no history of previous abortion. After controlling for age, race and number of living children, women with a history of abortion were more likely to select a highly effective method [odds ratio (OR) 1.19, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.06-1.33]. Most significantly, having living children was the strongest predictor of a highly effective method with an OR of 3.17 (95% CI 2.69-3.75). In women having a first-trimester abortion, the factors most predictive of selecting a highly effective method for postabortion contraception include history of previous abortion and having living children. The latter holds true independent of abortion history. This paper is unique in its ability to demonstrate the high interest in highly effective contraceptive selection in high-risk, low-income women with prior abortion history. Efforts to integrate provision of highly effective methods of contraception for postabortion care are essential for the reduction of future unintended pregnancies. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. 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

  19. O lazer como objeto das ciências humanas

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    de Almeida, Marco Antonio Bettine; Gutierrez, Gustavo Luis

    2008-01-01

    Resumo: Este artigo estudará o lazer moderno como objeto das ciências humanas, discutindo a influência do capitalismo na sua gênese e a necessidade de uma consciência coletiva do tempo livre para a sua formação. O discurso lógico científico Popperiano foi utilizado para dar unidade nas diferentes leituras e possibilitar o conflito, através da seguinte ferramenta metodológica, a constante construção interpretativa da ciência do objeto. Através destes parâmetros foi-nos possível analisar a impo...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Combustion and Performance Characteristics of CI Engine Running with Biodiesel

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    Tesfa, Belachew; Mishra, Rakesh; Gu, Fengshou; Ball, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    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. In the present study, experimental investigations were carried out on the effects of biodiesel types, biodiesel fraction and physical properties on the combustion and performance characteristics of a compression ignition (CI) engine. The experimental work was conducted on a four-cylinder, four -stroke, direct injection (DI) and turbocharg...

  3. Unit test automation with Jenkins-CI tool

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    Ahmed, Anastasia

    2015-01-01

    Continuous Integration (CI) the process that is performing tasks continuously itself. Software development and its testing started a new era, which allows making the process productive and faster. It has been one of the fast growing industries in many parts of businesses. By the years devel-opment techniques has been improving and produced a quality product to the client in a shorter period. The competition raised, but expense of the production got smaller. Automation testing is a tes...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

    2007-01-01

    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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Doutrinas, escolas novas razões de entendimentos na Ciência Contábil

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    Antonio Lopes de Sá

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Longo foi o curso do pensamento de intelectuais para conduzir a Contabilidade a uma condição superior do conhecimento humano. Hoje, como ciência, rica em doutrinas, segue o saber contábil o seu destino, valorizado pelos esforços de grandes escolas do pensamento científico, dentre as quais se destaca o Neopatrimonialismo.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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

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    Ade Setiadi

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    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.

  13. 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. 

  14. Religião e Ciência: sustentação e entraves acerca do debate

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    Andréia Christina Nascimento Dias

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available DIAS, Andréia Christina do Nascimento. Religião e Ciência: sustentação e entraves acerca do debate. 2014. Dissertação (Mestrado, Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências da Religião, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte.Palavras-Chave: Religião. Ciência. Razão. Psicologia. Moral. Educação.Keywords: Religion. Science. Reason. Psychology. Morals. Education.  

  15. 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.

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

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    Joseph K. B. Matovu

    2015-06-01

    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

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

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    Milton de Abreu Campanario

    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.

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

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    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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Österreichische Literatur in der Zeitschrift Wiadomości Literackie in der Zwischenkriegszeit

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    Hurnikowa Elżbieta

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to reception of Austrian literature before the Second World War in Wiadomości Literackie (Literary News. It was the most popular letter, whose aim was to educate society, and popularize foreign literature and culture. The literature that was most often promoted was French literature, but also German-speaking authors (cited in the article were discussed. Austrian literature was not treated as distinct from German literature during that time but nontheless, the articles presents artists, of Austrian origin: Joseph Roth, Stefan Zweig, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Arthur Schnitzler, Odon von Horváth, Franz Werfel and others. The article examines interviews with these writers as well as reviews their books and other texts which appeared in Wiadomości Literackie.

  3. A Ciência da Lógica: Uma leitura Estrutural

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    Marco Aurélio de Medeiros Jordão

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo fazer uma análise introdutória da obra Ciência da Lógica de Hegel. Pretendemos prosseguir com uma leitura mais estrutural do texto, analisando os argumentos e expondo a sua tecedura. Portanto, não problematizaremos o texto de Hegel a partir de outros autores ou tentaremos atualizar seu pensamento, nos prenderemos ao texto e a ele nos remeteremos. Para tal propósito nos debruçaremos na introdução da Ciência da Lógica, de tradução do professor Marco Aurélio Werle

  4. Entre a Filosofia e a Ciência: Merleau-Ponty e a Psicologia

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    Danilo Saretta Verissimo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Merleau-Ponty abordou um problema da tradição filosófica que se agudizou após o desenvolvimento das ciências humanas: a discordância entre a visão que o homem pode ter de si mesmo pela reflexão ou consciência e aquela que se obtém relacionando suas condutas às condições externas das quais elas dependem. Merleau-Ponty procurou resolver essa discordância à luz das próprias experiências das ciências, particularmente, da psicologia. Segundo ele, essas experiências demandam uma revisão da ontologia moderna. Neste contexto, no presente artigo, abordamos algumas facetas do diálogo estabelecido por Merleau-Ponty com a psicologia. Apresentamos uma leitura de questões tratadas, sobretudo em seus trabalhos iniciais.

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

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    Juliana M. Hidalgo F. Drummond

    2015-04-01

    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.

  6. Problema, teoria e observação em ciência: para uma reorientação epistemológica da educação em ciência

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    João Felix Praia

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Trabalhos recentes de investigação sugerem que freqüentemente os professores de ciências constroem imagens de ciência marcadas por visões de índole empirista/indutivista. O presente artigo desenvolve-se em torno de contributos da epistemologia, numa perspectiva de transposição para o campo da Educação em Ciência, isto é, centra a nossa atenção na busca e apropriação crítica de elementos fundamentadores de uma teorização para a Educação em Ciência, por sua vez, também ela capaz de orientar práticas educacionais. É com naturais limitações, decorrentes ainda do actual estatuto epistemológico da Educação em Ciência que procuramos desenvolver um conjunto de idéias sobre aspectos tão importantes como o problema, a teoria e a observação em Ciência, capazes de contribuir para que os professores se sintam mais informados e, por via disso, sejam mais capazes de fundamentar as suas opções educacionais e didácticas em relação à ciência que ensinam.

  7. Przyczynek do postrzegania struktury współczesnego systemu rachunkowości

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    Irena Sobańska

    2018-03-01

    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

  8. A convergência da educação ambiental, sustentabilidade, ciência, tecnologia e sociedade (CTS e ambiente (CTSA no ensino de ciências

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    Jacinta Lourdes Weber Bourscheid

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    Full Text Available A sociedade contemporânea sofre uma grande influência das tecnologias o que nos faz refletir sobre as necessidades educacionais atuais e a ação que exerce sobre/no Ensino de Ciências. Na análise inicial, a década de cinquenta, com a origem da Educação Ambiental e a relação do homem com o ambiente natural, qualidade de vida e sustentabilidade. O tema CTS e CTSA surge como possibilidade de diálogo para a questão ambiental, tecnológica, econômica e sociocultural, para articular nos sistemas educacionais, os conteúdos científicos com o contexto social, desenvolvendo a atitude crítica frente à sociedade, mostrando a ciência e a tecnologia como atividades humanas de relevância social, que permeia a cultura e está presente no cotidiano.

  9. Bioética e ensino de ciências: o tratamento de temas controversos - dificuldades apresentadas por futuros professores de ciências e de biologia

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    Paulo Fraga da Silva

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem como objetivo analisar como os licenciandos lidam com temas controversos que poderiam ser discutidos com seus futuros alunos, sobretudo a metodologia a ser utilizada em sala de aula. O percurso metodológico consistiu na aplicação e análise de um questionário com questões abertas, relacionadas a quatro casos com conteúdos dilemáticos aplicados a 32 licenciandos de Ciências e Biologia, pertencentes a três Instituições de Ensino Superior do município de São Paulo. Os dados apontaram que os licenciandos conseguem perceber conflitos éticos nos casos, porém não explicitam as estratégias de como abordá-los. Para os licenciandos, o professor tem um papel central, como expositor dos temas. Assim, a formação inicial pouco tem contribuído na instrumentalização dos futuros professores no exercício de tomada de posição e o convívio com a divergência. Destaca-se a importância da Bioética na socialização do debate científico e como um valioso instrumento metodológico no ensino de Ciências.

  10. Konflikt rosyjsko-ukraiński w świadomości społeczności pochodzenia polskiego obwodu tarnopolskiego

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    Marcelina Michalina Jakimowicz

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    Full Text Available The Russia – Ukraine conflict – awareness of people of Polish descent living in Tarnopol region The aim of  this article is to show the Influence of the revolution - Euromaidan and Russian-Ukrainian conflict started from 2013 on the consciousness and identity of people of Polish descent  living in Ternopil Region of western Ukraine. The society of the Ternopil circuit  developed new strategies of social life, adapt to the situation of conflict of defining ourselves as citizens of Ukraine - Country at War. The article contains a brief outline of the events associated with Euromaidan, annexation of the Crimea and fighting separatists in the Donbass region. Based on interviews and observations, the autor shows the awareness  of Polish descert  of a Russian-Ukrainian conflict, describes the emotions associated with the war and its consequences for the respondents. The text is also about  important issue various performances of "foreign" in the narratives of the conflict: Russian, separatist, a resident of eastern Ukraine.   Konflikt rosyjsko-ukraiński w świadomości społeczności pochodzenia polskiego obwodu tarnopolskiego Celem artykułu jest ukazanie wpływu rewolucji – Euromajdanu i konfliktu rosyjsko-ukraińskiego rozpoczętego od 2013 roku na świadomość i opinie ludności pochodzenia polskiego zamieszkałej w zachodniej Ukrainie, na terenie obwodu tarnopolskiego. Tekst zawiera krótki zarys wydarzeń związanych z Euromajdanem, aneksją Krymu i walkami separatystów w rejonie Donbasu. Autorka bazując na rozmowach i obserwacji ukazuje świadomość ludności pochodzenia polskiego o charakterze konfliktu rosyjsko-ukraińskiego, emocje związane z wojną i jej wpływem na życie rozmówców. Tekst podejmuje także ważną kwestię różnych przedstawień „obcego” w narracjach o konflikcie: Rosjanina, separatysty, mieszkańca wschodniej Ukrainy.

  11. B[e] Star CI Cam: Eighteen Years of Research

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    Goranskij, V. P.; Barsukova, E. A.; Bjorkman, K. S.; Burenkov, A. N.; Klochkova, V. G.; Manset, N.; Metlova, N. V.; Miroshnichenko, A. S.; Panchuk, V. E.; Yushkin, M. V.; Zharikov, S. V.

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    We present the results of extensive spectroscopic and photometric observations of CI Cam performed after its outburst in April 1998. The outburst was interpreted as a thermonuclear runaway of hydrogen on the surface of a white dwarf (WD). We detected variations of both the brightness and the He II 4686 Å line radial velocity with a period of 19d.400±0d.015 due to orbital motion of the WD. The rapid brightness variations on a timescale of hours is explained by pulsations of a B4 III-V[e] star. In 2012, the system entered an active state with the stronger He II line and with the brightness increased by 0.4 mag. We observed a slow low-amplitude drift in the velocity of Fe II and [N II] emission lines which we explained by the orbital motion of the B[e] star + WD system along with all its gaseous environment around a third companion invisible in the spectra. The active phase of the B[e] star might have been initiated by a close approach of the binary and the third companion in 2007.

  12. A recent increase in AIDS at Lyon University Hospitals: patient characteristics and comparisons with previous years.

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    Baratin, D; Marceillac, E; Trepo, C; Cotte, L; Peyramond, D; Chidiac, C; Touraine, J L; Livrozet, J M; Fabry, J; Vanhems, P

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    A 36% increase in the incidence of AIDS was observed in 2002/2003 compared with 2000/2001 at Lyon University Hospitals. We compared the characteristics of these patients with the characteristics of those diagnosed previously with AIDS. Data for all patients with AIDS diagnosed at Lyon University Hospitals were analyzed. The data were collected prospectively. Multiple logistic regression was used for analysis. The variables independently associated with an AIDS diagnosis in 2002/2003 compared with the 1985-1989 period were: homosexual exposure [odds ratio (OR) 0.4; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.2-0.8]; heterosexual exposure in an endemic area (OR 22.5; 95% CI 6.8-74.8), compared with other exposure to HIV; lymphoma as initial AIDS event (OR 10.3; 95% CI 2.7-39.1) compared with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; and age at first AIDS event aged 34-38 years (OR 2.5; 95% CI 1.0-6.4), aged 39-46 years (OR 5.1; 95% CI 2.2-11.8), and aged 47-84 years (OR 10.6; 95% CI 4.5-25.1) compared with aged <30 years. The variables independently associated with an AIDS diagnosis in 2002/2003 compared with the 1997/2001 period were age at first AIDS event aged 34-38 years (OR 0.4; 95% CI 0.2-0.9) compared with aged <30 years. Recently diagnosed AIDS patients differed from those diagnosed previously, showing an epidemic switch in different populations. The characteristics of the AIDS population in 2002/2003 might reflect public health messages disseminated around 10 years ago or more for the prevention of HIV transmission. Anticipation of populations affected by the AIDS epidemic is difficult.

  13. 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

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    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.

  14. 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

  15. Effect of previous and current vaccination against influenza A(H1N1pdm09, A(H3N2, and B during the post-pandemic period 2010-2016 in Spain.

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    Alin Gherasim

    Full Text Available Recent studies suggest that the protective effect of the current influenza vaccine could be influenced by vaccination in previous seasons. We estimated the combined effect of the previous and current influenza vaccines from the 2010-2011 season to the 2015-2016 season in Spain.We performed a test-negative case-control study in patients ≥9 years old. We estimated the influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE against influenza A(H1N1pdm09, A(H3N2, and B virus.We included 1206 influenza A(H1N1pdm09 cases, 1358 A(H3N2 cases and 1079 B cases. IVE against A(H1N1pdm09 virus in the pooled-season analysis was 53% (95% Confidence Interval (CI: 21% to 72% for those vaccinated only in the current season and 50% (95%CI: 23% to 68% for those vaccinated in the both current and previous seasons. Against the influenza A(H3N2 virus, IVE was 17% (95%CI: -43% to 52% for those vaccinated only in the current season and 3% (95%CI: -33% to 28% for those vaccinated in both seasons. Regarding influenza B, we obtained similar IVEs for those vaccinated only in the current and those vaccinated in both seasons: 57% (95%CI: 12% to 79% and 56% (95%CI: 36% to 70%, respectively.Our results suggested no interference between the previous and current influenza vaccines against A(H1N1pdm09 and B viruses, but a possible negative interference against A(H3N2 virus.

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

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    Andrzej POŻARYCKI

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    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 %.

  17. 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.

  18. Congruency sequence effects are driven by previous-trial congruency, not previous-trial response conflict

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    Weissman, Daniel H.; Carp, Joshua

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    Congruency effects in distracter interference tasks are often smaller after incongruent trials than after congruent trials. However, the sources of such congruency sequence effects (CSEs) are controversial. The conflict monitoring model of cognitive control links CSEs to the detection and resolution of response conflict. In contrast, competing theories attribute CSEs to attentional or affective processes that vary with previous-trial congruency (incongruent vs. congruent). The present study s...

  19. OCENA ROZWIĄZAŃ PLANISTYCZNYCH Z WYKORZYSTANIEM PRZESTRZENNYCH BAZ DANYCH W ASPEKCIE SKALOWALNOŚCI ROZWOJU ZABUDOWY

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    Full Text Available Artykuł prezentuje możliwości zastosowania metod geomatycznych do oceny jakości sporządzonych rysunków miejscowych planów zagospodarowania przestrzennego w aspekcie możliwości ich kontrolowanego rozwoju. Skalowalność, badana w poniższym artykule jest miarą możliwego powielania rozwiązań planistycznych z zakresu komunikacji, optymalizacji wielkości działek budowlanych, rozwoju terenów podmiejskich i racjonalnego wykorzystywania możliwych terenów inwestycyjnych dla budownictwa mieszkaniowego. Analizę przestrzenną wykonano w oparciu o techniki GIS i funkcje zaimplementowane do obsługi przestrzennych baz danych. Skorzystano z wolnego oprogramowania: SQLite/Spatialite, SpatiaLite_GUI, QGIS.

  20. Koncepcje społecznie odpowiedzialnegogospodarowania i inwestowaniaszansą rozwoju rachunkowości 

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    Full Text Available Społeczna odpowiedzialność biznesu stanowi szeroką koncepcję uwzględniania przez podmioty gospodarcze wymogów etyki, potrzeb społecznych i ekologicznych. Z idei odpowiedzialności przedsiębiorstw przed społeczeństwem wykształciły się idee pochodne, tj. zarządzanie zgodne z otoczeniem naturalnym i społecznym, określane skrótem ESG (Environment Social Gowernance oraz społecznie odpowiedzialne inwestowanie (Social Responsibility Investment, określane skrótem SRI, które bardziej szczegółowo i konkretnie definiują zadania stojące przed przedsiębiorcami, me-nedżerami i inwestorami deklarującymi się jako jednostki społecznie odpowiedzial-ne wobec szerokiego grona interesariuszy. Rachunkowość jako rozbudowany system pomiaru ekonomicznego, a zarazem sys-tem informacyjno-kontrolny i sprawozdawczy, stwarza udokumentowaną podstawę rozrachunku (wewnętrznego i zewnętrznego z tytułu odpowiedzialności podmiotów gospodarczych za efektywność i społeczno-ekonomiczną racjonalność gospodarowania.

  1. Panorama das pesquisas brasileiras sobre educação em museus de ciências

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    Full Text Available Resumo: A pesquisa sobre Educação em Ciências tem alcançado grande crescimento no Brasil, especialmente nas últimas quatro décadas. O volume dessa produção científica demanda a realização de estudos voltados à identificação de suas principais características e tendências, havendo poucos trabalhos que se concentram em sistematizar o que foi produzido. Nesse contexto, este artigo de revisão identifica e descreve características e tendências das pesquisas desenvolvidas no subcampo educação em museus de ciências. De natureza qualitativa e quantitativa, realiza uma análise documental histórico-bibliográfica. O material empírico consistiu em 122 dissertações e 31 teses, produzidas no período compreendido entre 1981 e 2010, que foram mapeadas em seis categorias. As produções analisadas foram defendidas predominantemente na última década considerada, mostrando que a área em questão configura-se como emergente temática de pesquisa no campo da Educação em Ciências.

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

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    Anna Palou

    2012-04-01

    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

  3. 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.

  4.  Przyczynek do teorii ugruntowanej rozwoju rachunkowości. Analiza przypadku Armenii

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    Anna Karmańska

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono zarys koncepcyjny i doświadczenia związane z przeprowadzaniem badania naukowego, którego celem jest: 1 poznanie – u źródeł – przyczyn i okoliczności towarzyszących rozwojowi prawa bilansowego w państwach postkomunistycznych; 2 podjęcie próby sformułowania teorii ugruntowanej w tym obszarze. Badanie jest w trakcie realizacji zgodnie z koncepcją metodologii teorii ugruntowanej i z wykorzystaniem metody analizy przypadku. W niniejszym tekście prezentuje się wybrane ustalenia odnoszące się do Armenii, której praktyka rozwoju prawa rachunkowości – w tym badaniu – traktowana jest jako pierwsza analiza przypadku. Dzieląc się praktycznym doświadczeniem, autorka prezentuje przykład tzw. noty początkowej występującej w metodologii teorii ugruntowanej na etapie gromadzenia danych. Przy tej okazji nakreśla obraz rozwoju rachunkowości w tym kraju. 

  5. A ciência da vulnerabilidade: modelos, métodos e indicadores

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    Susan L. Cutter

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    Full Text Available A ciência da vulnerabilidade consiste na integração multidisciplinar das ciências sociais, das ciências naturais e da engenharia na compreensão das circunstâncias que colocam as populações e os locais em risco devido aos perigos, e dos factores que aumentam ou reduzem a capacidade de resposta e de recuperação das populações, dos sistemas físicos ou das infraestruturas em relação a ameaças ambientais. A integração das diversas perspectivas requer análises baseadas nos locais com recurso a ferramentas e tecnologias geoespaciais. Este artigo descreve os instrumentos e os métodos para medir e cartografar a exposição ao risco (chamada vulnerabilidade física, a medição e a cartografia da propensão das populações para os riscos (designada vulnerabilidade social e a intersecção dos dois para criar as análises baseadas nos locais. A intersecção da vulnerabilidade física e da vulnerabilidade social cria a paisagem dos riscos (hazardscape que, por sua vez, ajuda os investigadores a compreender os impactos diferenciados dos riscos e dos desastres nos locais e nos respectivos habitantes.

  6. Linguística Aplicada: uma ciência pós-moderna

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de apresentar o que é Linguística Aplicada, baseando-se em suas práticas atuais na sociedade e em seu objeto de pesquisa, defendemos que a linguística aplicada é uma ciência pós-moderna que tem o objetivo de investigar os atuais e constantes avanços da linguagem. Veremos aqui que a linguística aplicada não trabalha em um único campo. Como ciência interdisciplinar a linguística aplicada conhecida também como LA, investiga a linguagem por meio de várias áreas, tais como: a filosofia, a sociologia, a psicologia entre outras. Com base em alguns teóricos da LA e nos conceitos de pós-modernidade definidos por alguns sociólogos contemporâneos, apresentamos a LA como uma ciência pós-moderna.

  7. A Formação de professores e os desafios de ensinar Ciências

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    Rita Helena Moreira Seixas

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo refletir a respeito da formação inicial e/ou continuada dos professores, de seus desafios no ensino de Ciências e da forma como orientam seus alunos na construção do conhecimento científico. Aborda, sob a ótica de diferentes autores, o “saber” e o “saber fazer” dos professores de ciências, na ideia de aprendizagem como construção de conhecimentos. Aponta para o perfil do professor de ciências como aquele que fará a mediação do conhecimento para seus alunos objetivando a aprendizagem, tendo como desafio a utilização do conhecimento científico, das tecnologias educacionais e de estratégias didáticas que, muitas vezes, não estiveram presentes em sua formação. O ensino realizado por esse professor é visto, também, como aprendizagem para ele. Por fim, considera a necessidade de qualificação do professor, para que esse não fique à margem das necessidades escolares sem identificar suas insuficiências.

  8. 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.

  9. Three Voices about the Book by Włodzimierz Bolecki Modalności modernizmu (Modalities of Modernism

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    Marta Wyka

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The text is a commentary on the book Modalności modernizmu (“Modalities of Modernism” by Włodzimierz Bolecki which is regarded here as a pioneer synthesis. The authors bring attention to Bolecki’s model of thinking about Central and Eastern European modernism and ponder about the new perspectives that this model opens up. Special emphasis is put on the questions of methodology and training of a new generation of interpreters who should be equipped with the competences essential for conducting this type of research. Also, the attention is brought to cognitive benefits resulting from the perspective combining the description of the typical features of not only Polish modernism but also the Modernisms of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and especially, which is ever more evident in this context, not self-evident, unique character of Polish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and the Polish turn towards modern culture in the studies of the recent decades. A broader presentation of a regional perspective which is suggested in the book by Bolecki, could help to explain the empty space on the map of parallel transformations in close, and yet individually different countries of the region, forcing us to revise our previous ways of thinking about literature and culture of modernism, as well as the languages of its description.

  10. Outcomes of induction of labour in women with previous caesarean delivery: a retrospective cohort study using a population database.

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    Full Text Available There is evidence that induction of labour (IOL around term reduces perinatal mortality and caesarean delivery rates when compared to expectant management of pregnancy (allowing the pregnancy to continue to await spontaneous labour or definitive indication for delivery. However, it is not clear whether IOL in women with a previous caesarean section confers the same benefits. The aim of this study was to describe outcomes of IOL at 39-41 weeks in women with one previous caesarean delivery and to compare outcomes of IOL or planned caesarean delivery to those of expectant management.We performed a population-based retrospective cohort study of singleton births greater than 39 weeks gestation, in women with one previous caesarean delivery, in Scotland, UK 1981-2007 (n = 46,176. Outcomes included mode of delivery, perinatal mortality, neonatal unit admission, postpartum hemorrhage and uterine rupture. 40.1% (2,969/7,401 of women who underwent IOL 39-41 weeks were ultimately delivered by caesarean. When compared to expectant management IOL was associated with lower odds of caesarean delivery (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] after IOL at 39 weeks of 0.81 [95% CI 0.71-0.91]. There was no significant effect on the odds of perinatal mortality but greater odds of neonatal unit admission (AOR after IOL at 39 weeks of 1.29 [95% CI 1.08-1.55]. In contrast, when compared with expectant management, elective repeat caesarean delivery was associated with lower perinatal mortality (AOR after planned caesarean at 39 weeks of 0.23 [95% CI 0.07-0.75] and, depending on gestation, the same or lower neonatal unit admission (AOR after planned caesarean at 39 weeks of 0.98 [0.90-1.07] at 40 weeks of 1.08 [0.94-1.23] and at 41 weeks of 0.77 [0.60-1.00].A more liberal policy of IOL in women with previous caesarean delivery may reduce repeat caesarean delivery, but increases the risks of neonatal complications.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Um olhar sobre as concepções de ciência e ensino de ciências de alunos-concluintes de química

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    RIBEIRO, Evandro Luiz da Luz

    2005-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi o de investigar as concepções de Ciência e de Ensino de Ciências de alunos concluintes de Licenciatura Plena em Ciências com habilitação em Química, turma de concluintes do segundo semestre de 2004 na UFPA, contando com uma total de 12 sujeitos de pesquisa. Para a identificação das concepções de Ciência e de Ensino de Ciências, foi elaborado um questionário, previamente testado com 15 alunos concluintes do Curso de Licenciatura Plena em Biologia, objetivando a va...

  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. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Incidence of previously undetected disease in routine paediatric otolaryngology admissions.

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    Zeitoun, H; Robinson, P

    1996-06-01

    The process of clerking routine pre-operative admissions involves the house officer taking a full medical history and performing a full physical examination. The diagnostic yield is thought to be low, and the educational value to the house officer is also small. This study addresses the question as to whether routine physical examination is always indicated. One hundred and nine children admitted for routine Otolaryngology procedures were prospectively studied to identify the importance of examination in the pre-operative assessment of patients. The results showed that 51 per cent of the children admitted had risk factors. The medical history was sufficient to identify these risk factors in all patients with the exception of one cardiac condition. This study concludes that a suitable alternative to the current process of clerking such as a standardized nurse history could be safely and efficiently undertaken. Eliminating the tiny percentage of previously unrecognized disease would be a prerequisite for such a change.

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

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    Maria Adélia Aparecida de Souza

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    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

  20. Ludwik Silberstein o przyczynowości w przyrodzie

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    Piotr Flin

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    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.

  1. Para uma pedagogia da imagem nas Ciências Sociais

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    Edeval Silveira

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    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.

  2. El museo virtual de los misteriosos Stećci

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    Víctor Manuel López-Menchero Bendicho

    2014-10-01

    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.

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

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    Gercina Ângela Borem de Oliveira Lima

    2003-05-01

    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

  4. 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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    Canadas, Viviane; Vilar, Lucio; Moura, Eliane; Brito, Ana; Castellar, Enio [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Hospital das Clinicas. Servico de Endocrinologia]. E-mail: vivi2207@ig.com.br

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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)

  5. Znaczenie parametru number needed to treat w ocenie skuteczności terapii

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    Andrzej Potemkowski

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    Full Text Available Badania kliniczne dostarczają lekarzowi praktykowi nazbyt wielu danych, na których podstawie musi on porównać metody leczenia i wybrać tę potencjalnie najkorzystniejszą dla danego pacjenta. Za jedną z użytecznych miar oceny rezultatów terapii uznano number needed to treat – NNT. Parametr ten określa liczbę osób, które należy poddać jednej interwencji zamiast drugiej, aby zaobserwować różnicę w skuteczności uzyskiwania pożądanego wyniku w określonym horyzoncie czasowym. NNT jest pochodną bezwzględnej zmiany ryzyka lub ryzyka wyjściowego i jego zmiany względnej; obrazuje względną przewagę danego sposobu leczenia. NNT służy przede wszystkim do porównywania wad i zalet alternatywnych interwencji, a ocena tego wskaźnika jest ważna w szacowaniu wartości klinicznej istotnych statystycznie wyników badań klinicznych. Zastosowanie NNT pomaga przewidzieć efekt leczenia pod względem zarówno skuteczności, jak i tolerancji. Ponadto wyniki badań klinicznych przedstawione w formie NNT można przekazać chorym, ich rodzinom oraz instytucjom decydującym o dostępności konkretnego leku. W stwardnieniu rozsianym wyniki badań klinicznych dotyczyły wpływu leków na zmniejszenie rocznego wskaźnika rzutów i redukcję zmian w obrazach rezonansu magnetycznego oraz zahamowania progresji niepełnosprawności. W analizach leków pierwszej linii wartości NNT odniesione do przeciwdziałania rzutom, progresji niepełnosprawności i zmianom w rezonansie magnetycznym istotnie się różnią. Podobne różnice występują w przypadku wartości NNT dla leków drugiej linii czy obecnie wprowadzanych leków doustnych. Dane te pokazują, że w ocenie wyników badań klinicznych nie należy brać pod uwagę jedynie wybranych wskaźników – trzeba analizować je wszystkie w sposób konstruktywnie krytyczny. Podkreśla się także znaczenie NNT jako przejrzystego parametru, który może być wykorzystywany

  6. Aktywność fizyczna w terapii otyłości

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    Joanna Zapolska

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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

  7. The association between previous single first trimester abortion and pregnancy outcome in nulliparous women.

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    Hiersch, Liran; Ashwal, Eran; Aviram, Amir; Rayman, Shlomi; Wiznitzer, Arnon; Yogev, Yariv

    2016-01-01

    To determine the association between single previous abortion and pregnancy outcome in nulliparous women. A retrospective cohort study of all nulliparous women who delivered in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital (2009-2014). Pregnancy outcome of women with single previous first trimester abortion (study group) was compared to those of primigravida (control group). Of the 44 371 deliveries during the study period, 14 498 (32.6%) were of nulliparous women, of them 1501 (10.3%) had single previous abortion (abortion was independently associated with induction of labor (OR = 1.31, 95%C.I 1.04-1.63, p = 0.01), cesarean section (OR = 1.38, 95%C.I 1.18-1.60, p abortion no difference in pregnancy outcome was observed between those with previous induced termination of pregnancy and spontaneous abortion, except for increased risk for retained placenta in those with previous spontaneous abortion. Single early previous abortion in nulliparous women was associated with higher rate of induction of labor, cesarean section and retained placenta compared to primigravida women.

  8. 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.

  9. Irving langmuir: o milagre da ciência

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    Gugliotti Marcos

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Irving Langmuir received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1932 "...for his outstanding discoveries and investigations within the field of surface chemistry", according to the Swedish Academy. However, few people know that his work comprises other very important contributions, and not only for chemistry, such as the discovery of plasma, the atomic hydrogen, the pure thermoionic phenomenon, the development of the cloud seeding technique for weather modification, among many others. This paper summarizes Langmuir's most important discoveries and theories, with an especial mention for his practical inventions and his work on the atomic theory.

  10. 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.

  11. A Computational Intelligence (CI) Approach to the Precision Mars Lander Problem

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    Birge, Brian; Walberg, Gerald

    2002-01-01

    A Mars precision landing requires a landed footprint of no more than 100 meters. Obstacles to reducing the landed footprint include trajectory dispersions due to initial atmospheric entry conditions such as entry angle, parachute deployment height, environment parameters such as wind, atmospheric density, parachute deployment dynamics, unavoidable injection error or propagated error from launch, etc. Computational Intelligence (CI) techniques such as Artificial Neural Nets and Particle Swarm Optimization have been shown to have great success with other control problems. The research period extended previous work on investigating applicability of the computational intelligent approaches. The focus of this investigation was on Particle Swarm Optimization and basic Neural Net architectures. The research investigating these issues was performed for the grant cycle from 5/15/01 to 5/15/02. Matlab 5.1 and 6.0 along with NASA's POST were the primary computational tools.

  12. 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.

  13. The role of CI and learning in an organizational change process-Experiences from a longitudinal study of organizational change

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    Kofoed, Lise; Gertsen, Frank; Jørgensen, Frances

    2002-01-01

    Describes a longitudinal single-case study in which continuous improvement (CI) was implemented during a radical organisational change process. In this case, numerous organisation factors greatly hindered the full integration of certain planned radical changes. In an effort to circumvent...... of the case study methodology, two phases of the change process and finally discussion of the findings....

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

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    Katarzyna Bareja

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    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.

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

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    Aleksandra Weronika Jarysz

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    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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. O Corpo como Container da Ciência

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    Maria Rita de Oliveira Guimarães

    Full Text Available O estatuto do corpo do homem atual mostra-o na condição dedesmembrado, fragmentado como órgãos-reserva emdisponibilidade para reposições, segundo os requerimentos domundo técnico. O “humus” da humanidade não passa mais,necessariamente, pela palavra do pai, mas pela palavra do cientista.O corpo deve funcionar como deve, isto é, programar-se para afecundação, ao mesmo tempo em que o dever ser mãe estágarantido pelos direitos universais, direitos adquiridos por todamulher desde sua condição de cidadã nos tempos modernos. Pelopensamento de Heidegger, a questão da desumanização do mundose coloca não exatamente sobre os dispositivos técnicos (sobre umatécnica, por exemplo, o congelamento dos óvulos ou sobre uma“empreitada” qualquer (por exemplo, o biologismo, mas sobreuma disposição histórica de outra maneira mais profunda quemodifica limites da natureza e os homens em utensílios.

  2. Filosofia, Ciência e História

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    Cláudio Ferreira Costa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Esse ensaio tematiza a absorcçáo do dominio da imaginacáo filosófica pelo da investigaçáo cientifica, considerando duas maneiras de ver contrastantes: a concepçáo de A. Comte, segundo a qual a metafisica faz parte de um estágio intermediario da evoluçáo do saber situado entre religiáo e ciencia, e a opiniáo de A. Kenny de que ao menos em seus temas centrais a filosofia ha de permanecer para sempre irredutivel a ciencia. Em minha conclusáo favorereço Comte contra Kenny. De um lado, esse ultimo náo consegue apresentar um suporte satisfatório para as suas ideias; de outro, basta uma breve olhada no vertiginoso e cada vez mais abrangente progresso contemporâneo da ciencia, para nos apercebermos de que certas ideias defendidas por Comte merecem reavaliacáo. Ele estava apontando para a direcáo certa, ainda que pudesse enganar-se seriamente quanta as dimensões e a natureza do território a ser percorrido. A novidade desse trabalho náo está, todavia, em seu argumento geral, mas na tentativa de uma analise da natureza dos conceitos metafisicos com base em Comte (secáo 4.

  3. 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.

  4. 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....

  5. 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

  6. Logical Full Abstraction and PCF

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    Longley, John R; Plotkin, Gordon

    2000-01-01

    We introduce the concept of logical full abstraction, generalising the usual equational notion. We consider the language PCF and two extensions with “parallel” operations. The main result is that, for standard interpretations, logical full abstraction is equivalent to equational full abstraction together with universality; the proof involves constructing enumeration operators. We also consider restrictions on logical complexity and on the level of types.

  7. Half Empty or Half Full?

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    Rohr, Tyler; Rohr, Jim

    2015-01-01

    Previously appearing in this journal were photographs of a physics apparatus, developed circa 1880, that was believed to be used to demonstrate the "Bernoulli effect." Drawings of these photographs appear here and show that when there is no flow, the water level h[subscript PT2] in the piezometer tube at location (2) is at the same level…

  8. An improved cirrus detection algorithm MeCiDA2 for SEVIRI and its evaluation with MODIS

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    F. Ewald

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a substantially improved version of the Meteosat cirrus detection algorithm (MeCiDA2 will be presented, which now allows application to the full earth disc visible by the Meteosat satellite. As cirrus clouds have an influence on the radiation budget of the earth, their optical properties and their global coverage has to be monitored at the global scale using instruments aboard geostationary satellites. Since MeCiDA was optimised for the area of Europe only, various changes were necessary to handle the variable conditions found over the full Meteosat disc. Required changes include the consideration of the viewing angle dependency and of the sensitivity of the 9.7 μm channel to the ozone column. To this end, a correction is implemented that minimises the influence of the variability of the stratospheric ozone. The evaluation of the proposed improvements is carried out by using MeCiDA applied to MODIS (moderate resolution imaging spectrometer data to address viewing angle-dependent cirrus detection, and by additionally comparing it to the cloud optical properties MOD06 cirrus product. The new MeCiDA version detects less cirrus than the original one for latitudes larger than 40°, but almost the same amount elsewhere. MeCiDA's version for MODIS is more sensitive than that for SEVIRI (spinning enhanced visible and infrared imager with cirrus occurrences higher by 10%, and the new MeCiDA provides almost the same cirrus coverage (±0.1 as given by the cloud phase optical properties from MODIS for latitudes smaller than 50°. Finally, the influence of sub-pixel clouds on the SEVIRI cirrus detection has been examined: more than 60% of the undetected SEVIRI cirrus pixels have a cirrus coverage smaller than 0.5.

  9. 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

    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 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...... increased for stroke within 3 to 9 months (10.3 and 12.3%; OR = 1.93 [95% CI, 1.55 to 2.40] and 1.20 [95% CI, 0.98 to 1.47]) and stroke more than 9 months (8.8 and 11.7%; OR = 1.62 [95% CI, 1.43 to 1.84] and 1.20 [95% CI, 1.08 to 1.34]) compared with no previous stroke (2.3 and 4.8% events). Major adverse...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. O Instituto Brasileiro de Educação, Ciência e Cultura e a institucionalização da ciência no Brasil, 1946-1966

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    Antonio Carlos Souza de Abrantes

    Full Text Available O Instituto Brasileiro de Educação, Ciência e Cultura (IBECC foi criado como Comissão Nacional da Organização das Nações Unidas para a Educação, a Ciência e a Cultura (UNESCO no Brasil, logo após o fim da Segunda Guerra Mundial, com o objetivo de atuar em projetos naquelas áreas. O artigo analisa o desenvolvimento desse projeto, em particular em São Paulo, onde cientistas e educadores se engajaram em uma experiência inovadora em termos de divulgação científica e ensino de ciências, por meio de feiras, concursos, produção de material didático e kits de experimentação.

  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. 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.

  17. De opressora a oprimida: a ciência, seus críticos e suas críticas

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    Felipe Simão Pontes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1806-5023.2010v7n1/2p131 O livro A Cruzada Contra as Ciências do filósofo, jornalista e professor universitário Orlando Tambosi deflagra um combate contra setores da academia e da religião que atacam a validade do conhecimento científico. Lançado em 2010 pela Editora da UFSC, o livro é indicado para os interessados em ciência, tecnologia, religião e marxismo.

  18. Co nowego w filozoficznym problemie matematyczności przyrody?

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    Leszek M. Sokołowski

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Actually the problem of the mathematical nature of the world is a purely philosophical one, although it lies at the very foundations of physics and mathematics (and thus is very interesting for scientists and as such it is extremely difficult to solve; in consequence any progress in the field is slow and for many it is unconvincing. In view of that I endeavour to give a more precise meaning to the statement that the structure of the material world is determined by an independent world, that of mathematical notions. The nature of the relationship between these two worlds is a great riddle and the core of this riddle is surrounded by a dense cloud of other philosophical riddles which are closely related to it, though (it seems at present they are independent of it. I successively peel off these surrounding problems in order to get to the very core of „the mathematicality of the matter”. First I argue that physics cannot establish whether the matter might not be subject to mathematical laws of nature, then I discuss two conceptions of the nature of the physical law, the dualistic and monistic one. It seems that independently of which conception is true, none of these helps to solve the problem. In conjunction with the famous Wigner’s article of 1960 on unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in natural sciences I indicate that the problem concerns solely the inanimate matter and does not apply to living or­ganisms. As a next inevitable step I discuss the view of mathematics as intellectual inquiries independent of the physical world, which nonetheless perfectly fit this world; in particular I briefly present the Einstein’s conception of forming physical laws. Finally I make comments on the problem which unavoidably appears in this context, namely of whether mathematical notions are discovered or freely created; I indicate (following A. Pelczar and others that these two concepts do not exclude each other. After this journey through a

  19. Przebieg ciąży i porodu u pacjentki z ostrą białaczką szpikową. Opis przypadku

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    Michał Krekora

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Szacuje się, że ok. 1/1000 ciąż jest powikłana występowaniem nowotworu złośliwego, z czego największyodsetek dotyczy zachorowalności na raka szyjki macicy. Rozpoznanie białaczki przypada na ok. 1/100 000 ciężarnychi do dziś nie ma wystarczających doniesień na temat postępowania leczniczego w trakcie ciąży, jak i odległegowpływu ewentualnych terapii na dzieci urodzone z ciąż objętych leczeniem jeszcze za życia płodowego.Leczenie białaczek podczas ciąży jest o wiele trudniejsze z uwagi na fakt konieczności doboru terapii do każdejciąży z osobna, uwzględniając zaawansowanie ciąży oraz stan zdrowia zarówno matki, jak i dziecka. Mimokontrowersji, jakie wzbudza zastosowanie chemioterapii u kobiet ciężarnych, to dziś takie postępowanie wydajesię najlepszym sposobem leczenia, a negatywne skutki terapii zmniejszają się wraz z wiekiem ciąży.

  20. Ujawnianie informacji o wartości ekonomicznej operacyjnych aktywów trwałych w sprawozdawczości finansowej spółek publicznych

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    Marcin Michalak

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Celem artykułu jest analiza stosowanych w jednostkach sprawozdawczych zasad identyfikacji, pomiaru i ujmowania utraty wartości operacyjnych aktywów trwałych, w tym definiowania i pomiaru ich wartości ekonomicznej oraz jej determinant, a także jakości odnośnych informacji ujawnianych w sprawozdaniach finansowych spółek publicznych za rok 2014. Aby zrealizować ten cel, autorzy przeprowadzili analizę ujawnień dokonywanych w jednostkowych sprawozdaniach finansowych przez spółki publiczne notowa- ne na Giełdzie Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie (GPW, wchodzące w skład indeksu WIG 20 i sWIG 80. Przedmiotem badania były ujawnienia dotyczące determinant oszacowania wartości ekono- micznej operacyjnych aktywów trwałych na potrzeby przeprowadzenia testu na utratę ich wartości zgod- nie z postanowieniami MSR nr 36.

  1. Factors influencing return-to-work after cerebrovascular disease: the importance of previous cardiovascular risk.

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    Catalina-Romero, Carlos; Ruilope, Luis Miguel; Sánchez-Chaparro, Miguel Angel; Valdivielso, Pedro; Cabrera-Sierra, Martha; Fernández-Labandera, Carlos; Ruiz-Moraga, Montserrat; Gonzalez-Quintela, Arturo; Calvo-Bonacho, Eva

    2015-09-01

    The role of prior cardiovascular risk (CVR) in the multifactorial process of returning to work after a cerebrovascular event has not been adequately investigated. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to analyse the association between previous CVR level, cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and return-to-work (RTW) following cerebrovascular disease. This was a prospective observational study. We analysed a cohort of 348 patients who had experienced an episode of cerebrovascular disease-related work absence. These individuals were selected from the ICARIA study (Ibermutuamur CArdiovascular RIsk Assessment). Global CVR was assessed using the SCORE system. We investigated the association between demographics, work-related variables, CVRFs and RTW following a cerebrovascular event. We found that a total of 254 individuals (73.0%; 95% CI: 68.3-77.7) returned to work after cerebrovascular disease. Also, we observed a median loss of 12 working years due to disability. Moreover, adjusting for potential confounders revealed that low CVR level and the absence of the following CVRFs was associated with a higher likelihood of RTW: low vs moderate-to-high CVR level (OR: 2.55; 95% CI: 1.42-4.57), no hypertension before stroke (OR: 1.95; 95% CI: 1.11-3.41), non-smoker status (OR: 2.26; 95% CI: 1.30-3.93) and no previous diabetes (OR: 2.46; 95% CI: 1.26-4.79). Low CVR, along with the absence of several CVRFs, can be used to predict RTW rates following cerebrovascular events. Therefore, controlling hypertension, tobacco consumption and diabetes might contribute to the effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation and/or secondary/tertiary prevention programs for cerebrovascular disease. © The European Society of Cardiology 2014.

  2. 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

  3. Reflexões sobre o método nas ciências e o ensino de ciências

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    Ierecê BARBOSA, Dayse Peixoto MAIA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay addresses the need for an integration between the paradigms that focus on science education in thesense that the apparent dichotomy between them paradigm generates a conflict situation for the student to address issuesof lead in the sciences, they can find shelter in both approaches. These are two paradigms capable of integrating witheach other, one of a more objectivist, in the prevailing empiricism and quantitative research nicknamed subjectivist andanother with a preponderance of phenomenology, arguing calls qualitative research. The methodological approach wasbased on a literature based on Apolinário (2009, Serrano (1998, Sanchez (2007, Davydov (1998, Leontiev (1983among others, and participant observation in the classroom. The results indicate the need for a properly structurededucational field, in which students build, based on autonomy, a way "free" in terms of paradigmatic andmethodological approaches, through a pedagogical performance and accurate use of available means and resources bytwo chains. This set of combined strategies can be configured in an important method to be enjoyed by both intrinsicscience in its origin, as its teaching, bringing conditions and causing a stance that could help in the analysis andunderstanding of the concepts of vanguard of contemporary science important in the students cognition.

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

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    Rubens Alves da Silva

    2005-12-01

    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.

  5. Vespeiros da razão: perspectivas para um diálogo entre as ciências biológicas e as ciências sociais

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    Ricardo Waizbort

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde pelo menos A origem das espécies, de Darwin, publicado em 1859, cientistas naturais e cientistas sociais têm discutido a possibilidade de unificar as ciências biológicas e as humanas. O presente artigo tem como objetivo trazer à luz algumas dessas tentativas de considerar a importância das bases biológicas para compreender e explicar certos aspectos do comportamento humano. Embora esse seja um tema um tanto conturbado, sobretudo quando visto de um ponto de vista político, nas últimas décadas foram desenvolvidos modelos testáveis que indicam que os sistemas genéticos dos seres humanos são necessários, mas não suficientes, para equacionarmos certos conflitos de interesse que surgem nas mais variadas formas de interação social.Ever since Darwin published The origin of species, in 1859, natural and social scientists have been arguing about the possibility of constructing a bridge between biological and social sciences. The aim of this article is to shed light on some of these approaches in order to comprehend and explain some aspects of human behavior. Although such an issue is very controversial, mainly in a political perspective, in recent decades scientists have developed assayable models demonstrating the necessity of genetic systems, to equate certain interest conflicts that appear in variable forms of social interactions.

  6. Is the high mortality risk in sentenced offenders independent of previous imprisonment?

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    Kjelsberg, Ellen; Laake, Petter

    2010-04-01

    The mortality in prisoners is high. However, our knowledge about the mortality in convicted offenders, irrespective of incarceration history, is limited. Our aim was to investigate possible predictors for over-all and cause specific mortality in a nation-wide study of convicted offenders with and without previous imprisonment. This case-control study drew random samples of deceased and living offenders (N = 1,112) from four complete cohorts of convicted offenders, two male (born 1967 and 1977, respectively), and two female (born 1967-70 and 1977-80, respectively). All criminal records were systematized and information about date and cause of death was collected on those deceased. Multivariable analyses demonstrated that age at first court conviction (OR = 0.88, 95% CI = 0.84-0.93), drug related crimes (OR = 1.99, 95% CI = 1.23-3.22), and crime diversity (1.51, 95% CI = 1.07-2.13) were significant predictors of premature death in males. In females, age at first court conviction (OR = 0.92, 95% CI = 0.88-0.97), drug related crimes (OR = 2.24, 95% CI = 1.37-3.69) and belonging to the oldest cohort (OR = 2.10, 95% CI = 1.35-3.26) were significant predictors of premature death. Age at first court conviction remained a significant predictor for death in all cause specific multivariable mortality analyses. In addition, having committed drug related crimes and high crime diversity were strong predictors for substance related deaths. Males did more often die in accidents or commit suicide. Somatic deaths were most often encountered in the oldest cohort. Incarceration did not remain a significant predictor for premature death in any of the multivariable analyses. Measures intended to prevent premature death in convicted offenders should target wider populations than hitherto acknowledged.

  7. Compact Combustor Integrated (CI) with Compressor and Turbine for Perspective Turbojet Engine

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    Strokin, V. N.; Volkov, S. A.; Ljashenko, V. P.; Popov, V. I.; Startzev, A. N.; Nigmatullin, R. Z.; Shilova, T. V.; Belikov, U. V.

    2017-11-01

    For several years, CIAM has conducted comprehensive work on the development the combustor integrated (CI) with air swirling. This project involved an integrated development of three components: diffuser, combustion chamber and nozzle guide vanes of turbine to reduce their length and, respectively, the length of the engine and obtain high performance elements with low emissions of harmful substances. The new frontal device was proposed for CI combustor. The design optimization of this type combustor was conducted in the compartments and in a full-size combustion chamber. It was shown the possibility of obtaining high combustion efficiency and low NOx emissions at a short length on cruise condition. By a simplified model of the frontal device it was shown experimentally that the proposed device provided a lighting-up and flame spreading in a wide range of equivalence ratio ER (ER > 0.014) at idling. It was shown that short vane diffuser with moderate swirling ensured high parameters of the combustion chamber. The use of residual swirling of the combustion products at the exit of combustor allows reducing the size, or the number of nozzle guide vanes of the turbine. In General, the use of the swirling of the air stream gives a possibility of total length reduction for all three elements by about 20 – 25 %.

  8. O fundamento como "fundamento ausente" nas ciências sociais: Heidegger, Derrida e Laclau

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    Daniel de Mendonça

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, refletimos teoricamente sobre o pós-fundacionalismo, corrente filosófica que influenciou o surgimento do pós-estruturalismo francês na segunda metade do século XX. De uma forma mais específica, nosso objetivo é discutir as implicações ontológicas, teóricas e epistemológicas da abordagem pós-fundacional para pesquisas em ciências sociais. Para tanto, cumprimos o seguinte percurso. Primeiramente, discorremos sobre o que chamamos de o Zeitgeist pós-fundacionalista, em especial a ênfase na diferença ontológica e no fundamento como Abgrund oriundos da obra de Martin Heidegger. A seguir, apresentamos a influência heideggeriana na reflexão filosófica pós-estruturalista de Jacques Derrida. Na sequência, discutimos a incorporação e a aplicação da ontologia heideggeriana na obra de Ernesto Laclau, principalmente a partir da discussão das noções de hegemonia e de populismo. Ao final, apresentamos nossas considerações acerca da importância do pós-fundacionalismo para pesquisas na área das ciências sociais.

  9. A nova convergência da ciência e da tecnologia

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    Esper A. Cavalheiro

    2007-07-01

    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.

  10. Ultra wideband MC-CDMA and CI/MC-CDMA systems

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    Wu, Zhiqiang; Nassar, Carl R.

    2002-11-01

    Future-generation wireless communication systems, designed to support very-high-rate data services, will require ultra-wide frequency bands. However, the frequency spectrum is a very scarce resource and has (for the most part) already been allocated to different entities in small blocks. No one entity owns a contiguous ultra-wide bandwidth. Hence, any company seeking to create ultra-wide bandwidth communications will need to construct a system that operates over non-contiguous frequency bands. In this paper, we extend the MC-CDMA and CI/MC-CDMA architectures such that they operate over non-adjacent frequency bands. In this way, the MC-CDMA and CI/MC-CDMA systems support ultra-wideband communications by operating over a large set of non-contiguous frequency bands, where each band may be either unlicenced or appropriately licensed. Furthermore, we ensure that these proposed systems (1) exploit the full diversity benefits available over non-adjacent bands, maximizing performance, and (2) exploit the total bandwidth to maximize network capacity, as measured by number of users (per cell). Simulation results over typical multi-path fading channels confirm that these proposed systems not only support ultra-wideband communications over non-contiguous frequency bands, but outperforms similar systems over contiguous frequency bands (as a direct result of larger frequency diversity available).

  11. The linker pivot in Ci-VSP: the key to unlock catalysis.

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    Kirstin Hobiger

    Full Text Available In the voltage-sensitive phosphatase Ci-VSP, conformational changes in the transmembrane voltage sensor domain (VSD are transduced to the intracellular catalytic domain (CD leading to its dephosphorylation activity against membrane-embedded phosphoinositides. The linker between both domains is proposed to be crucial for the VSD-CD coupling. With a combined approach of electrophysiological measurements on Xenopus oocytes and molecular dynamics simulations of a Ci-VSP model embedded in a lipid bilayer, we analyzed how conformational changes in the linker mediate the interaction between the CD and the activated VSD. In this way, we identified specific residues in the linker that interact with well-defined amino acids in one of the three loops forming the active site of the protein, named TI loop. With our results, we shed light into the early steps of the coupling process between the VSD and the CD, which are based on fine-tuned electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions between the linker, the membrane and the CD.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Wielokulturowość: lekcje przeszłości

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    Jan Surman

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Multiculturalism: lessons from the past Review: Understanding Multiculturalism. The Habsburg Central European Experience, ed. Johannes Feichtinger, Gary B. Cohen, Berghahn, Oxford–New York, 2014 (Austrian and Habsburg Studies 17, pp. 246 While recently the concept of multiculturalism has been an object of strong criticism from the political side, the book under review takes another turn scrutinizing and historicizing it. Looking at Central Europe through the lenses of nonessentialism, postcolonialism or national indifference, multiple authors propose not only new ways of reading the history of the region, but also of establishing categories for the future research in historical cultural studies.   Wielokulturowość: lekcje przeszłości Recenzja: Understanding Multiculturalism. The Habsburg Central European Experience, red. Johannes Feichtinger, Gary B. Cohen, Berghahn, Oxford–New York, 2014 (Austrian and Habsburg Studies 17, ss. 246. Podczas gdy koncept wielokulturowości był w ostatnim czasie obiektem mocnej krytyki, szczególnie ze strony polityki, recenzowana książka obiera inną pozycję, analizując i historyzując go. Spoglądając na Europe Środkową z użyciem nieesecjalizujących czy postkolonialnych koncepcji, autorzy proponują nie tylko nowe sposoby odczytania historii regionu, lecz także nowe kategorie dla przyszłych badań historii kulturowej.

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

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    Krebs, W.; Mannstein, H.; Bugliaro, L.; Mayer, B.

    2007-12-01

    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.

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

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    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.

  18. Estudos da Semiótica na Ciência da Informação: relatos de interdisciplinaridades

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    Full Text Available Semiótica e Ciência da Informação (CI apresentam linhas interdisciplinares de estudo, uma vez que a primeira explora os processos de significação com específica propriedade e a segunda tem, nos processos de significação, um importante aspecto que impacta no dimensionamento e tratamento do seu objeto de estudo. O intuito deste artigo é investigar a interdisciplinaridade entre a Semiótica e a CI, por meio do mapeamento dos temas das duas ciências, que são postos em convergência. A pesquisa se caracteriza como bibliográfica, cujo levantamento foi realizado em periódicos brasileiros da área de CI, de qualis A2 a B2, no período entre 2000 e 2011. Foram recuperados 15 documentos e os resultados mostram que mais de 60% dos artigos abordam a teoria da tricotomia do signo de Peirce, sendo que quase todos os artigos abordam, de alguma forma, a noção da significação ad infinitum. No âmbito da Ciência da Informação, 60% dos artigos abordam a organização e representação do conhecimento e da informação. Conclui-se que o âmbito de estudo mais produtivo da Semiótica na CI seria aquele relacionado à organização e representação do conhecimento e, também, à organização da informação.

  19. Zróżnicowanie zawartości Cd, Pb, Zn i Cu w biomasie wykorzystywanej na cele energetyczne

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    Artur Szwalec

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    Full Text Available Spalaniu węgla kamiennego, na którym oparta jest Polska energetyka, towarzyszy współspalanie biomasy. Wykorzystanie tego odnawialnego źródła energii może nieść również zagrożenia wynikające z potencjalnego zanieczyszczenia biomasy metalami ciężkimi. Celem pracy była ocena zróżnicowania zawartość Cd, Pb, Zn i Cu w różnych rodzajach biomasy wykorzystywanej do produkcji energii elektrycznej w jednej z polskich elektrowni. Biomasę mineralizowano na sucho. Zawartości analizowanych pierwiastków oznaczono metodą FAAS. Rodzaj analizowanej biomasy miał wpływ na zwartość badanych metali. Zawartości kadmu, ołowiu, cynku w poszczególnych rodzajach biomasy cechowały się dużym zróżnicowaniem, współczynnik zmienności wyniósł odpowiednio 92% (Cd, 89% (Pb i 80% (Cu. Zmienność zawartość cynku była średnio zróżnicowana (V = 37%. Zawartości kadmu w pelecie ze słomy i brykiecie drzewnym oraz zawartości cynku i miedzi w wytłokach z oliwek, pelecie ze słonecznika, pelecie ze słomy i brykiecie drzewnym przekraczały wartości typowe dla tych rodzajów biomasy zamieszczone w normie.

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

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    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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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    Nathalia Sisson

    2010-04-01

    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.

  4. Skutki utraty stateczności kombajnu ścianowego w trakcie urabiania calizny węglowej

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    Marek Jaszczuk

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available W artykule omówiono skutki utraty stateczności kombajnu ścianowego z uwzględnieniem każdej możliwej krawędzi wywrotu. Wśród wszystkich przypadków najistotniejszy, z punktu widzenia bezpieczeństwa załogi oraz efektywności pracy kombajnu, okazał się przypadek, w którym krawędź wywrotu jest równoległa do osi wzdłużnej kombajnu, usytuowana od strony zrobów. W tym przypadku dochodzi do zagłębiania się organu przedniego w skały stropowe. Zaprezentowano przykładowe wartości momentu obrotowego na organie urabiającym w przypadku, w którym kombajn utracił stateczność.

  5. Modelos para estimativa do subfator cobertura-manejo (CiII relativo à erosão entressulcos Models in predicting cover-management subfactor (CiII for interrill erosion

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    Marcílio V. Martins Filho

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A análise de um modelo de erosão é um crítico passo no desenvolvimento de uma ferramenta de predição da erosão aplicável e válida; isso é crucial para avaliar o desempenho dos modelos existentes para assegurar que as estimativas de um modelo condizem com a realidade. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar modelos para a predição do subfator cobertura e manejo (CiII relativo à erosão entressulcos. Um experimento fatorial completo foi conduzido com cinco doses de resíduo de milho (0; 0,05; 0,15; 0,40 e 0,80 kg m-2, quatro declives e duas repetições, sob condições de prévio umedecimento para determinar as taxas de erosão entressulcos (Di e enxurrada (R. Num primeiro experimento, foi avaliada a erodibilidade entressulcos (Ki e o subfator cobertura e manejo (CiII, em parcelas experimentais de 0,5 x 0,75 m, em solo recentemente preparado. Num segundo experimento, foram avaliados Di, R, Ki e CiII, também em parcelas de 0,5 x 0,75 m, em solo recém- preparado. Os valores de Di, R, Ki e CiII, obtidos no segundo experimento, foram utilizados na avaliação dos modelos testados. Os modelos CiII = e-2,50 CS/100 e CiII = e -2,238 CS/100 apresentaram boas estimativas para o subfator CiII.Analysis of erosion model is a critical step in developing an usable and valid erosion prediction tool; it is crucial to evaluate the performance of the models being used to ensure that the model predictions are realistic. The objective of the present work was to evaluate the performance of models in predicting cover-management subfactor (CiII for interrill erosion. A complete factorial rainfall simulation experiment with five corn stalk residue cover (0; 0.05; 0.15; 0.40 and 0.80 kg m-2, four slopes, and two replicates was conducted under prewetted conditions to mesure sediment delivery (Di and runoff (R. In this first experiment was evaluated interrill erodibility (Ki and the soil cover effect (CiII, on experimental plots of 0.5 x 0.75 m on

  6. Principle extremum of full action

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    Solomon I. Khmelnik

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available A new variational principle extremum of full action is proposed, which extends the Lagrange formalism on dissipative systems. It is shown that this principle is applicable in electrical engineering, electrodynamics, mechanics and hydrodynamics, taking into account the friction forces. The proposed variational principle may be considered as a new formalism used as an universal method of physical equations derivation, and also as a method for solving these equations.

  7. 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

  8. Od konsekwencji do antecedencji – zmiana orientacji pomiaru we współczesnej rachunkowości

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    Monika Łada

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Masowa cyfryzacja rzeczywistości gospodarczej ma ogromny wpływ na teorię i praktykę rachunkowości. Zmiany obserwowane w podejściu do pomiaru ekonomicznego, będące efektem rozwoju fenomenu big data są wielowymiarowe. Jednym z interesujących aspektów dostępności dużych cyfrowych zbiorów danych jest możliwość łączenia wyceny efektów działań biznesowych z sygnałami o ich antecedencjach. Celem artykułu jest wskazanie na pomiar antecedencji przyszłej sytuacji ekonomicznej jako ważnego obszaru współczesnej rachunkowości. Artykuł został przygotowany na podstawie przeglądu literatury przedmiotu. Przedstawione rozważania prowadzą do wniosku, że dynamiczny rozwój technologii informatycznych sprzyja rozszerzaniu zakresu pomiaru ekonomicznego – od konsekwencji zdarzeń gospodarczych po ich antecedencje, a to wymaga rozwoju nowych metod rachunkowości.

  9. Citrus leprosis virus cytoplasmic type 2 (CiLV-C2 detection in Meta and Casanare States

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    Guillermo León

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This study discusses the diagnosis and detection of the new citrus leprosis virus cytoplasmic type 2 (CiLV-C2 in samples collected in Meta and Casanare States, using molecular techniques performed RT-PCR on plant tissue and mite vectors Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes. RT-PCR tests were carry out using specific primers MP and CPG. The use of CPG primers allows the detection of CiLV-C2, in tissue plant samples with leprosis symptoms on fruits and leaves of Valencia orange (Citrus sinensis L. and Swinglea gluinosa Merr. leaves, which confirms the presence of this virus in Colombia. The MP primers did not detect the CiLV-C2 in any of performed tests. The RT-PCR technique allows detection of CiLV-C2 in samples of B. phoenicis mite vectors, with the specific CPG primers. Molecular detection of CiLV-C2 by RT-PCR technique is a fundamental tool for the virus diagnosis in Colombia, and should be used in diagnosis and prevention programs of citrus leprosis in the country.

  10. 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

  11. Solvent effects on photodegradation of CI Reactive Orange 16 by simulated solar light

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    Mijin Dušan Ž.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Organic solvents may appear in wastewaters and other industrial waste streams containing dyes, therefore, their photodegradation catalyzed by TiO2 should be investigated. Solvent effect on photodegradation of CI Reactive Orange 16 has been studied using simulated solar light and P-25 TiO2. Methyl, ethyl and isopropyl alcohol as well as acetone were used as solvents. Photodegradation reaction was faster in methyl than in ethyl alcohol while in water was the slowest. RO16 photodegradation efficiency and reaction rate decreased in the presence of small concentration of ethanol. Higher photodegradation efficiency was observed for higher ethanol concentration. For acetone, photodegradation decreased as concentration of acetone increased. It seems that protic solvents at higher concentrations promote reaction, while at low concentrations slow down reaction. Aprotic solvents slow down reaction.

  12. Interação entre Religião e Ciência em Paracelso

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    Martinho Antônio Bittencourt de Castro

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, considerou-se oportuno rever as concepções de Paracelso para melhor compreender de que forma o mesmo entendeu a relação entre ciência e religião, o que implica abordar um método do conhecimento radicalmente diferente do método científico moderno. Em Paracelso, na pesquisa científica, a razão deve dar lugar a uma espécie de intuição mística. Mas para ser consistente tal abordagem deve admitir uma concepção panteísta do mundo semelhante a que foi adotada pelos Estoicos.

  13. 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.

  14. História e Ciências Sociais: a longa duração

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    Fernand Braudel

    1965-06-01

    Full Text Available Há uma crise geral nas ciências do homem: estão tôdas elas esmagadas pelos seus próprios progressos, isto em razão do acúmulo de novos conhecimentos e pela necessidade de um trabalho coletivo, cuja organização inteligente está ainda por es-tabelecer; direta ou indiretamente, tôdas, das mais ágeis dentre elas, são atingidas, quer queiram ou não, pelos progressos, mas permanecem, no entanto, ligadas a um humanismo retrógrado, insidioso, que não lhes pode mais servir de quadro. Tôdas, com mais ou menos lucidez, preocupam-se com seu lugar no conjunto monstruoso das pesquisas antigas e novas, cuja convergência necessária se adivinha atualmente.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

    , and C.I. pigment orange 5 is a naphthol-azo pigment. The pigments are virtually insoluble in aqueous solutions, and they have not been tested extensively for toxicological effects. C.I. pigment orange 5 increased the levels of DNA damage at 5 microg/ml (P pigment yellow 12 at 20 microg....../ml (P effect of incubation time (20, 40, and 80 min) of the same concentrations of the pigments was tested. The levels of DNA damage were increased up to 80 min. Both pigments produced DNA damage that was in the same range as the food carcinogen 2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f......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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The circular RNA ciRS-7 promotes APP and BACE1 degradation in an NF-κB-dependent manner.

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    Shi, Zhemin; Chen, Ting; Yao, Qingbin; Zheng, Lina; Zhang, Zhen; Wang, Jingzhao; Hu, Zhimei; Cui, Hongmei; Han, Yawei; Han, Xiaohui; Zhang, Kun; Hong, Wei

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    The aberrant accumulation of β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) in the brain is a key feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and enhanced cleavage of β-amyloid precursor protein (APP) by β-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) has a major causative role in AD. Despite their prominence in AD pathogenesis, the regulation of BACE1 and APP is incompletely understood. In this study, we report that the circular RNA circular RNA sponge for miR-7 (ciRS-7) has an important role in regulating BACE1 and APP protein levels. Previous studies have shown that ciRS-7, which is highly expressed in the human brain, is down-regulated in the brain of people with AD but the relevance of this finding was not clear. We have found that ciRS-7 is not involved in the regulation of APP and BACE1 gene expression, but instead reduces the protein levels of APP and BACE1 by promoting their degradation via the proteasome and lysosome. Consequently, overexpression of ciRS-7 reduces the generation of Aβ, indicating a potential neuroprotective role of ciRS-7. Our data also suggest that ciRS-7 modulates APP and BACE1 levels in a nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB)-dependent manner: ciRS-7 expression inhibits translation of NF-κB and induces its cytoplasmic localization, thus derepressing expression of UCHL1, which promotes APP and BACE1 degradation. Additionally, we demonstrated that APP reduces the level of ciRS-7, revealing a mutual regulation of ciRS-7 and APP. Taken together, our data provide a molecular mechanism implicating reduced ciRS-7 expression in AD, suggesting that ciRS-7 may represent a useful target in the development of therapeutic strategies for AD. © 2017 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

  4. 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

    2017-01-01

    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.

  5. Alicja w krainie nierówności. Recenzja książki Alicji Zawistowskiej: Horyzontalne nierówności edukacyjne we współczesnej Polsce. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar 2012, stron 229

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    Zbigniew Sawiński

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    Full Text Available Autorka rozpoczyna od omówienia teorii nierówności edukacyjnych, które pojawiły się na świecie w ciągu ostatniego półwiecza. Przegląd ten jest aktualny i kompletny, przez co stanowi użyteczne kompendium wiedzy dla badaczy i polityków oświatowych. W celu poddania analizie danych empirycznych autorka wybrała ujęcie horyzontalne, w którym bada się czynniki wyboru jednej z alternatywnych ścieżek kształcenia. Zamieszczone w książce analizy dotyczą wpływu środowiska społecznego uczniów na: (a wybór gimnazjum (w podziale na publiczne i prywatne, (b wybór szkoły ponadgimnazjalnej oraz (c wybór uczelni i kierunku studiów. Książka w przekonujący sposób uzasadnia korzyści z zastosowania ujęcia horyzontalnego do analizy nierówności edukacyjnych w Polsce, mimo że prezentowane wnioski mają charakter fragmentaryczny i nie składają się na obraz całej edukacji. Wynika to ze słabości dostępnych danych, które pochodzą z badań prowadzonych w ramach różnych perspektyw metodologicznych, zaś ich część ma zasięg lokalny. Pomimo tych ograniczeń, książka stanowi wartościowe podsumowanie aktualnej wiedzy na temat nierówności horyzontalnych w Polsce a zarazem wskazuje obszary, które wymagają dalszych badań.

  6. 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...

  7. [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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

    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...... 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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

    , and C.I. pigment orange 5 is a naphthol-azo pigment. The pigments are virtually insoluble in aqueous solutions, and they have not been tested extensively for toxicological effects. C.I. pigment orange 5 increased the levels of DNA damage at 5 microg/ml (P .../ml (P effect of incubation time (20, 40, and 80 min) of the same concentrations of the pigments was tested. The levels of DNA damage were increased up to 80 min. Both pigments produced DNA damage that was in the same range as the food carcinogen 2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f......]quinoxaline. Our data indicate that both C.I. pigment orange 5 and C.I. pigment yellow 12 are genotoxic in hepatocytes with metabolizing capacities. However, further investigation of the metabolism and disposition are required for the evaluation of the safety of these pigments....

  12. Ciência 2.0: uma experiência em comunicação e em jornalismo de ciência

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    Renata Sofia Gomes da Silva

    2012-01-01

    O presente documento versa sabre uma experiência de três meses de estágio, em comunicação e em jornalismo de ciência, entre novembro de 2011 e janeiro de 2012, no Ciência 2.0, urn projeto que aposta na comunicação e divulgação da ciência através de conteúdos multiplataforma. Trata-se de uma iniciativa levada a cabo na Universidade do Porto que pretende aproximar a Ciência da sociedade,conferindo uma dimensão explicativa a varios temas de interesse através de meios como o áudio,vídeo, infograf...

  13. 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.

  14. A natureza da ciência nos currículos de ciências — Estudo do currículo de Ciências Naturais do 3º ciclo do ensino básico

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    Ferreira, Sílvia; Morais, Ana Maria

    2018-01-01

    O estudo analisa em que medida a mensagem sociológica transmitida pelo Discurso Pedagógico Oficial veiculado no currículo de Ciências Naturais do 3º ciclo do ensino básico português contempla a natureza da ciência. A investigação apresenta pressupostos epistemológicos e sociológicos e está particularmente baseada na teoria do discurso pedagógico de Bernstein e na conceptualização de Ziman sobre a construção da ciência. O estudo usou uma metodologia mista e seguiu um processo dialéctico entre ...

  15. Full-F gyrofluid model

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    Madsen, Jens

    2013-01-01

    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...... 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......-F energy invariant evaluated using the Hermite-Laguerre decomposition. The model is suited for qualitative studies of the interplay between turbulence, flows, and dynamically evolving profiles in magnetically confined plasmas....

  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. FULL WAVEFORM ACTIVE HYPERSPECTRAL LIDAR

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    T. Hakala; J. Suomalainen; S. Kaasalainen

    2012-01-01

    We have developed a prototype full waveform hyperspectral LiDAR and investigated its potential for remote sensing applications. Traditionally hyperspectral remote sensing is based on passive measurement of sunlit targets. These methods are sensitive to errors in illumination conditions and lack the range information. Our prototype can measure both the range and the spectral information from a single laser pulse. At this stage, the instrument is optimized for short range terrestrial a...

  19. 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.

  20. LHCb : Full Experiment System Test

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    Cattaneo, M

    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...

  1. Internacionalização da Ciência Brasileira: subsídios para avaliação do programa Ciência sem Fronteiras

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    Guilherme de Rosso Manços

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available O programa Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF concedeu, entre 2011-2016, bolsas a 106 mil estudantes e pesquisadores brasileiros para realizarem intercâmbio acadêmico em 47 países e buscou atrair pesquisadores do exterior para se fixarem no Brasil ou para estabelecerem parcerias com os pesquisadores brasileiros nas áreas prioritárias definidas pelo programa. Neste contexto, este artigo objetiva oferecer alguns subsídios para a avaliação do CsF, especialmente a partir de um compêndio sobre o histórico, justificativa e resultados de implementação do programa; um levantamento e análise de dados que mostram evidências de correlação positiva entre os investimentos em bolsas de mobilidade acadêmica internacional e os níveis de colaboração científica internacional; bem como questionamentos e sugestões para novas pesquisas em torno do tema de colaboração científica internacional. Foram encontrados indícios de que o programa foi capaz de estimular a colaboração internacional entre pesquisadores. Ressalta-se também o entendimento de que o CsF foi positivo no sentido de aumentar a visibilidade internacional da educação superior brasileira e inseriu as universidades e outras instituições brasileiras em programas de cooperação internacional no âmbito da pesquisa. Neste sentido, recomenda-se que o Brasil deve envidar esforços para manter uma política pública de internacionalização e mobilidade acadêmica internacional, aperfeiçoando – naturalmente – o CsF com base na avaliação do programa.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Measles Outbreak among Previously Immunized Adult Healthcare Workers, China, 2015

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    Zhengyi Zhang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Measles is caused by measles virus belonging to genus Morbillivirus of the family Paramyxoviridae. Vaccination has played a critical role in controlling measles infection worldwide. However, in the recent years, outbreaks of measles infection still occur in many developing countries. Here, we report an outbreak of measles among healthcare workers and among the 60 measles infected patients 50 were healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, staff, and medics. Fifty-one patients (85% tested positive for IgM antibodies against the measles virus and 50 patients (83.3% tested positive for measles virus RNA. Surprisingly, 73.3% of the infected individuals had been previously immunized against measles. Since there is no infection division in our hospital, the fever clinics are located in the Emergency Division. In addition, the fever and rash were not recognized as measles symptoms at the beginning of the outbreak. These factors result in delay in isolation and early confirmation of the suspected patients and eventually a measles outbreak in the hospital. Our report highlights the importance of following a two-dose measles vaccine program in people including the healthcare workers. In addition, vigilant attention should be paid to medical staff with clinical fever and rash symptoms to avoid a possible nosocomial transmission of measles infection.

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

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    Danping Wang

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    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.

  7. 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.

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

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    Van Greunen, DG

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    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...

  9. Changes in association between previous therapeutic abortion and preterm birth in Scotland, 1980 to 2008: a historical cohort study.

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    Clare Oliver-Williams

    Full Text Available Numerous studies have demonstrated that therapeutic termination of pregnancy (abortion is associated with an increased risk of subsequent preterm birth. However, the literature is inconsistent, and methods of abortion have changed dramatically over the last 30 years. We hypothesized that the association between previous abortion and the risk of preterm first birth changed in Scotland between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 2008.We studied linked Scottish national databases of births and perinatal deaths. We analysed the risk of preterm birth in relation to the number of previous abortions in 732,719 first births (≥24 wk, adjusting for maternal characteristics. The risk (adjusted odds ratio [95% CI] of preterm birth was modelled using logistic regression, and associations were expressed for a one-unit increase in the number of previous abortions. Previous abortion was associated with an increased risk of preterm birth (1.12 [1.09-1.16]. When analysed by year of delivery, the association was strongest in 1980-1983 (1.32 [1.21-1.43], progressively declined between 1984 and 1999, and was no longer apparent in 2000-2003 (0.98 [0.91-1.05] or 2004-2008 (1.02 [0.95-1.09]. A statistical test for interaction between previous abortion and year was highly statistically significant (p<0.001. Analysis of data for abortions among nulliparous women in Scotland 1992-2008 demonstrated that the proportion that were surgical without use of cervical pre-treatment decreased from 31% to 0.4%, and that the proportion of medical abortions increased from 18% to 68%.Previous abortion was a risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth in Scotland in the 1980s and 1990s, but the association progressively weakened and disappeared altogether by 2000. These changes were paralleled by increasing use of medical abortion and cervical pre-treatment prior to surgical abortion. Although it is plausible that the two trends were related, we could not test this directly as the data on

  10. Escrevendo em aulas de ciências Writing in science classes

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    Carla Marques Alvarenga de Oliveira

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    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

  11. A relação de substancialidade na Ciência da Lógica

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    Greice Ane Barbieri

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho buscará apresentar a relação de substancialidade tal como exposta na Ciência da Lógica, de Hegel. Mas, antes dessa apresentação, cabem alguns comentários, de forma a enquadrá-la, grosso modo, dentro do sistema hegeliano, elucidando a sua função. Embora portadora de um título pretensamente formal, a Ciência da Lógica hegeliana não pode ser descrita como um manual de lógica: antes pelo contrário, a tal obra a classificação mais adequada é a de ser uma ontologia. Tendo tal característica, a lógica hegeliana baseia-se nos princípios que regem a realidade, tomando-os da própria realidade. Isso pode conferir à relação de substancialidade uma marcante importância dentro do encadeamento do sistema hegeliano da lógica e, mesmo, da filosofia real, uma vez que os pressupostos da lógica baseiam-se na reflexão sobre as categorias que foram, em última instância, retiradas do dado. Por outro lado, essas mesmas categorias contempladas na Ciência da Lógica colocam-se novamente na realidade, servindo para a compreensão dos engendramentos básicos dos avanços espirituais, isto é, as categorias da lógica hegeliana tornam-se essenciais para uma adequada compreensão de sua filosofia real. Desse modo, permeando o trabalho, de forma tênue, há o objetivo de deixar apontada a direção em busca do aspecto fenomenológico da substância, na Fenomenologia do Espírito, bem como o papel ético de tal conceito, enquanto unidade imediata, na Filosofia do Direito.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Self-reported previous knee injury and low knee function increase knee injury risk in adolescent female football

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    Clausen, M B; Tang, L; Zebis, M K

    2015-01-01

    as independent variables in the risk factor analyses. The study showed that self-reported previous knee injury significantly increased the risk of time-loss knee injury [relative risk (RR): 3.65, 95% confidence (CI) 1.73-7.68; P 

  15. Polska prasa tabletowa – modele biznesowe dystrybucji treści

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    Krzysztof Flasiński

    2012-02-01

    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.

  16. Doświadczenie deportacji: Przemoc orężem suwerenności

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    Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Literatura dotycząca nowoczesnej państwowości wskazuje, iż zarówno deportacje, jak i sama możliwość ich dokonania, czyli deportowalność migrantów, wytwarzają suwerenność w obliczu niezgodnych z prawem międzynarodowych migracji, które postrzegane są jako „utrata kontroli”. W artykule podejmuje się, przy użyciu koncepcji „państwa jako przeżywanego doświadczenia”, próbę dialektycznego połączenia teorii dotyczących państwowej suwerenności z indywidualnym doświadczeniem osób deportowanych. Autorka, bazując na zebranych w Meksyku narracjach byłych deportowanych ze Stanów Zjednoczonych, opisuje, jak kontinuum przemocy doświadczanej przez migrantów w trakcie i po deportacji rekonstruuje amerykańską suwerenność w miejscu pozalegalnej strefy wytworzonej wraz z ich „nielegalnym” przekroczeniem granicy terytorium państwa amerykańskiego. W państwach narodowych przemoc wobec deportowanych odtwarza symboliczną granicę wspólnoty narodowej, natomiast nieobywateli dyscyplinuje, wytwarzając potrzebną suwerenowi rządomyślność. Ma ona transnarodowy charakter, bowiem bolesne doświadczenie deportowanych może ich zniechęcać do powrotu do Stanów Zjednoczonych oraz powstrzymywać niemigrantów przed „nielegalną” migracją.

  17. Historiografia e natureza da ciência na sala de aula

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    Thaís Cyrino de Mello Forato

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7941.2011v28n1p27 Este trabalho discute alguns desafios previstos na confluência de prescrições da historiografia, da epistemologia e da didática da ciência mediante seus respectivos referentes teóricos, para a construção dos saberes escolares voltados à escola básica.  Discute-se, inicialmente, a escolha do tipo de abordagem da natureza da ciência visando propiciar os benefícios pedagógicos para a formação dos professores e estudantes propostos pela literatura educacional. Apresenta-se, a seguir, os requisitos da historiografia atual destacando as distorções históricas mais corriqueiras, bem como os processos de construção dos saberes escolares postos pela transposição didática. Finalmente, discute-se a análise teórica que confrontou essas distintas exigências apontando alguns obstáculos a serem enfrentados para o uso de conteúdos histórico-epistemológicos na educação científica. Permeando o estudo, defende-se que evitar o uso da pseudo-história, ou mesmo possuir certa fundamentação teórica para problematizá-la, representa, prioritariamente, um compromisso com a formação do aluno.

  18. 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.

  19.  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.

  20. 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.

  1. FULL WAVEFORM ACTIVE HYPERSPECTRAL LIDAR

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    T. Hakala

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available We have developed a prototype full waveform hyperspectral LiDAR and investigated its potential for remote sensing applications. Traditionally hyperspectral remote sensing is based on passive measurement of sunlit targets. These methods are sensitive to errors in illumination conditions and lack the range information. Our prototype can measure both the range and the spectral information from a single laser pulse. At this stage, the instrument is optimized for short range terrestrial applications. An active hyperspectral LiDAR opens up new possibilities for LiDAR data analysis. The lack of spectral information in traditional monochrome LiDARs rules out many of the classification techniques available for processing of hyperspectral data. Similarly, passive hyperspectral data does not allow extensive use of the classifications based on 3D shape parameters. With both hyperspectral and range data available in a single dataset, the best of the techniques can be applied to form more reliable classification results. The data also allows the mapping of spectral indices in 3D. As an example a Norway spruce is measured and spatial distribution of several spectral indices is illustrated.

  2. 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.

  3. Ongoing or previous mental disorders predispose to adverse mood reporting during combined oral contraceptive use.

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    Bengtsdotter, Hanna; Lundin, Cecilia; Gemzell Danielsson, Kristina; Bixo, Marie; Baumgart, Juliane; Marions, Lena; Brynhildsen, Jan; Malmborg, Agota; Lindh, Ingela; Sundström Poromaa, Inger

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    Previous studies have emphasised that women with pre-existing mood disorders are more inclined to discontinue hormonal contraceptive use. However, few studies have examined the effects of combined oral contraceptives (COC) on mood in women with previous or ongoing mental disorders. This is a supplementary analysis of an investigator-initiated, double-blinded, randomised clinical trial during which 202 women were treated with either a COC (1.5 mg estradiol and 2.5 mg nomegestrolacetate) or placebo during three treatment cycles. The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview was used to collect information on previous or ongoing mental disorders. The primary outcome measure was the total change score in five mood symptoms on the Daily Record of Severity of Problems (DRSP) scale in the intermenstrual phase of the treatment cycle. Women with ongoing or previous mood, anxiety or eating disorders allocated to COC had higher total DRSP Δ-scores during the intermenstrual phase of the treatment cycle in comparison with corresponding women randomised to placebo, mean difference 1.3 (95% CI 0.3-2.3). In contrast, among women without mental health problems, no difference in total DRSP Δ-scores between COC- and placebo users was noted. Women with a risk use of alcohol who were randomised to the COC had higher total DRSP Δ-scores than women randomised to placebo, mean difference 2.1 (CI 95% 1.0-3.2). Women with ongoing or previous mental disorders or risk use of alcohol have greater risk of COC-induced mood symptoms. This may be worth noting during family planning and contraceptive counselling.

  4. 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

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    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

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

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    Adam ZOFKA

    2016-07-01

    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.

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

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    Maciej Frendzel

    2016-09-01

    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.

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

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    Tiago Losso

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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.

  8. Por uma sociologia crítica da ciência

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    Jarvie,Ian; Agassi,Joseph

    2011-01-01

    Neste artigo crítico e construtivo, defendemos que a Sociologia da Ciência, como está estabelecida, é distorcida por uma suposta filosofia idealista que estimula uma atitude acrítica em relação ao que se supõe serem fatos. Propomos uma sociologia crítica da ciência que faz a distinção entre ciência, ciência aplicada e tecnologia; enfoca a falibilidade da ciência e da sociologia da ciência que desconstrói toda pretensão de autoridade. Construtivamente, esboçamos os elementos de uma sociologia ...

  9. Preparing Teachers for Full Inclusion: Is It Possible?

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    Mock, Devery R.; Kauffman, James M.

    2002-01-01

    Argues that full inclusion capitalizes on emotions, and differences among students are very real. Some students need very structured environments not provided by full inclusion. Referring to the history of U.S. special education, the paper expresses concern that full inclusion would undo previous progress and concludes that it is impossible to…

  10. 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...

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

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    Piotr Wichowski

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    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.

  12. 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

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    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

  13. Serratia liquefaciens Infection of a Previously Excluded Popliteal Artery Aneurysm

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    Full Text Available : Introduction: Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs are rare in the general population, but they account for nearly 70% of peripheral arterial aneurysms. There are several possible surgical approaches including exclusion of the aneurysm and bypass grafting, or endoaneurysmorrhaphy and interposition of a prosthetic conduit. The outcomes following the first approach are favorable, but persistent blood flow in the aneurysm sac has been documented in up to one third of patients in the early post-operative setting. Complications from incompletely excluded aneurysms include aneurysm enlargement, local compression symptoms, and sac rupture. Notably infection of a previously excluded and bypassed PAA is rare. This is the third reported case of PAA infection after exclusion and bypass grafting and the first due to Serratia liquefaciens. Methods: Relevant medical data were collected from the hospital database. Results: This case report describes a 54 year old male patient, diagnosed with acute limb ischaemia due to a thrombosed PAA, submitted to emergency surgery with exclusion and venous bypass. A below the knee amputation was necessary 3 months later. Patient follow-up was lost until 7 years following surgical repair, when he was diagnosed with aneurysm sac infection with skin fistulisation. He had recently been diagnosed with alcoholic hepatic cirrhosis Child–Pugh Class B. The patient was successfully treated by aneurysm resection, soft tissue debridement and systemic antibiotics. Conclusion: PAA infection is a rare complication after exclusion and bypass procedures but should be considered in any patient with evidence of local or systemic infection. When a PAA infection is diagnosed, aneurysmectomy, local debridement, and intravenous antibiotic therapy are recommended. The “gold standard” method of PAA repair remains controversial. PAA excision or endoaneurysmorrhaphy avoids complications from incompletely excluded aneurysms, but is associated with

  14. Human stool contains a previously unrecognized diversity of novel astroviruses

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    Zhao Guoyan

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Human astroviruses are a leading cause of gastrointestinal disease. Since their discovery in 1975, 8 closely related serotypes have been described in humans, and more recently, two new astrovirus species, astrovirus MLB1 and astrovirus VA1, were identified in diarrhea patients. In this study, we used consensus astrovirus primers targeting the RNA polymerase to define the diversity of astroviruses present in pediatric patients with diarrhea on two continents. From 416 stool specimens comprising two different cohorts from Vellore, India, 35 samples were positive. These positive samples were analyzed further by either sequencing of the ~400 bp amplicon generated by the consensus PCR or by performing additional RT-PCR specific for individual astroviruses. 19 samples contained the classic human astrovirus serotypes 1-8 while 7 samples were positive for the recently described astrovirus MLB1. Strikingly, from samples that were positive in the consensus PCR screen but negative in the specific PCR assays, five samples contained sequences that were highly divergent from all previously described astroviruses. Sequence analysis suggested that three novel astroviruses, tentatively named astroviruses VA2, MLB2 and VA3, were present in these five patient specimens (AstV-VA2 in 2 patients, AstV-MLB2 in 2 patients and AstV-VA3 in one patient. Using the same RT-PCR screening strategy, 13 samples out of 466 tested stool specimens collected in St. Louis, USA were positive. Nine samples were positive for the classic human astroviruses. One sample was positive for AstV-VA2, and 3 samples were positive for AstV-MLB2 demonstrating that these two viruses are globally widespread. Collectively, these findings underscore the tremendous diversity of astroviruses present in fecal specimens from diarrhea patients. Given that a significant fraction of diarrhea etiologies is currently unknown, it is plausible that these or other yet unrecognized astroviruses may be

  15. 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.

  16. Gastrointestinal tolerability with ibandronate after previous weekly bisphosphonate treatment

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    Richard Derman

    2009-09-01

    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

  17. Notas Para a Elucidação do Conceito de "Ciência"

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    Silva, Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    O presente escrito ("Notas para a Elucidação do Conceito de 'Ciência'") visa, como o seu próprio título indica, definir e elucidar o conceito de 'Ciência', bem como pôr em evidência quais são as relações conceptuais que subsistem entre a ciência e a filosofia e a própria ciência e a cultura (entendida esta sobretudo no sentido de 'mundividência').

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

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    Elena NEVEROVA-DZIOPAK

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    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

  19. Alantoina – właściwości gojące i przeciwzapalne

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    Elżbieta Szymańska

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Alantoina jest pochodną mocznika wykazującą działanie keratolityczne poprzez oddziaływanie na desmoso‑ my, które stanowią połączenia pomiędzy korneocytami. Dzięki takiemu działaniu alantoina pozwala pozbyć się nadmiaru zrogowaciałego naskórka. Równocześnie poprzez stymulowanie podziałów komórkowych i epiteli‑ zacji przyspiesza odnowę uszkodzonego procesem zapalnym naskórka. Alantoina dodatkowo ma właściwości silnie nawilżające oraz wykazuje wysokie bezpieczeństwo terapii – nie alergizuje, nie powoduje podrażnienia skóry. Ze względu na wymienione właściwości alantoina ma szerokie zastosowanie w kosmetyce i farmacji. Jest składnikiem wielu preparatów przeznaczonych dla skóry suchej, trądzikowej lub alergicznej. Ponadto jest czę‑ stym składnikiem preparatów po opalaniu, dezodorantów, szamponów, płynów do kąpieli i przede wszystkim miejscowych leków dermatologicznych. Alantoina zawarta w maści czy kremie przyspiesza proces złuszcze‑ nia się martwych komórek naskórka, sprawiając, że skóra staje się gładsza. Dzięki właściwościom przyspiesza‑ jącym proliferację komórek nabłonka alantoina przyspiesza odbudowę naskórka, dzięki czemu skóra znacznie łatwiej zachowuje większą ilość wody oraz odbudowuje ochronny płaszcz hydrolipidowy, ustępują także dokucz‑ liwe subiektywne objawy towarzyszące suchości skóry, przede wszystkim uczucie napięcia i pieczenia. Prepara‑ ty zawierające alantoinę polecane są również wspomagająco w terapii chorób skóry przebiegających z zaburze‑ niem rogowacenia lub uszkodzeniem naskórka, takich jak atopowe zapalenie skóry, wyprysk kontaktowy, łuszczyca, rybia łuska, owrzodzenia czy oparzenia. Uzupełniająca terapia zewnętrzna preparatami zawierają‑ cymi alantoinę znacznie łagodzi objawy chorobowe i tym samym poprawia komfort życia pacjenta.

  20. Review Document: Full Software Trigger

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    Albrecht, J; Raven, G

    2014-01-01

    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...

  1. 2 CFR 1.215 - Relationship to previous issuances.

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    ... 2 Grants and Agreements 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Relationship to previous issuances. 1.215 Section 1.215 Grants and Agreements ABOUT TITLE 2 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND SUBTITLE A Introduction toSubtitle A § 1.215 Relationship to previous issuances. Although some of the guidance was...

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

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    Research Note Effects of previous cultivation on regeneration of Julbernadia globiflora and Brachystegia spiciformis in grazing areas of Mupfurudzi ... Plant attributes for Julbernadia globiflora and Brachystegia spiciformis were measured in previously cultivated and uncultivated sites making up rangelands of the scheme.

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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...

  5. 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...

  6. Triple outlet right ventricle: a previously unknown cardiac malformation.

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    Tingo, Jennifer E; Carroll, Sheila J; Crystal, Matthew A

    2015-03-01

    We present the case of an infant with three distinct outflow tracts from the right ventricle. Three outlets from the heart have been previously named the "Tritruncal Heart". We review the two previously reported cases of tritruncal hearts and describe the anatomy, diagnosis, surgical management, and outcome of our case. Embryologic implications are also discussed.

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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.

  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. 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

  12. The Effect of Single Versus Repeated Previous Strategy Use on Individuals' Subsequent Strategy Choice

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    Viki Schillemans

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Previous research has shown that participants' strategy choices can be influenced by the previously-used strategy. This'perseveration effect' has been demonstrated both after a repeated use of the previous strategy (e.g., Schillemans, Luwel, Bulté, Onghena, & Verschaffel, 2009, but also after a single use of the previous strategy (Lemaire & Lecacheur, 2010. In the present study, we tested whether this perseveration effect would be stronger after a repeated than after a single previous strategy application. We were able to replicate the perseveration effect but we did not find evidence for an influence of the number of previous strategy applications on the strength of this effect. An additional cluster analysis revealed that only about one third of the participants was susceptible for the perseveration effect. The theoretical, methodological, and educational implications of these results are discussed.

  13. 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

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    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...

  14. 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.

  15. Lucky morning glory, Calystegia felix (Convolvulaceae: a new species from Southern California, with notes on the historical ecology of the Chino ciénega belt

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    Mitchell Provance

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    Full Text Available A new morning glory, Calystegia felix Provance & A.C. Sanders sp. nov. (Convolvulaceae, is described from the Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and Santa Ana River basins. Historical collections of the species, which prior to 2011 had not been seen alive in 94 years, have been misidentified as Calystegia sepium (L. R. Br. subsp. binghamiae (Greene Brummitt. The undescribed species was rediscovered in the City of Chino in April of 2011, a few miles north of the location where the most recent previous collection had been made by I. M. Johnston in 1917. The plants were found just prior to their likely destruction by grading and trenching for an underground power line. Intensive searches have resulted in the discovery of five additional occurrences, all of them in the City of Chino. Calystegia felix is at high risk of soon becoming extinct in the wild. All of the known extant occurrences are associated with well-watered landscaping on recently completed industrial, commercial, and residential developments. Every known living occurrence is within the limits of a ciénega belt, which is now mostly historical. Otherwise, the new species is only known only from collections made around the turn of the 20th century in what are now heavily urbanized areas, including one from South Los Angeles and another from Pico Rivera in Los Angeles County. Calystegia felix lacks the large bracts that immediately subtend, and enclose the calyx, which are always present in members of the C. sepium complex. Affinities to C. felix are found among other western US species with graduated sepals and small, often somewhat remote bracts. We discuss the enduring confusion between C. felix and C. sepium subsp. binghamiae, and differentiate the new species from some of its more likely relatives. The taxonomic treatment is supplemented by photos of herbarium specimens and living plants. We also discuss the ecological setting of Chino’s ciénega belt, which was a mosaic of palustrine

  16. Moczenie nocne i dzienne popuszczanie moczu u dzieci z zespołem rzekomej nadreaktywności wypieracza

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    Ryszard Makosiej

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Przepełniona bańka odbytnicy poprzez ucisk na pęcherz moczowy pozornie zmniejsza jego objętość, powodując występowanie moczenia nocnego oraz dziennego popuszczania moczu. Proces ten doprowadza do powstania zespołu rzekomej nadreaktywności wypieracza charakteryzującego się: moczeniem nocnym i/lub dziennym popuszczaniem moczu, zwiększeniem częstości mikcji przy współistniejącym zmniejszeniu objętości każdorazowej porcji moczu oraz przewlekłymi zaparciami. Celem pracy było określenie rodzaju zaburzeń ze strony układu moczowego u dzieci w przebiegu przewlekłego zaparcia stolca. Materiał i metody: Badaniem objęto 45 dzieci w wieku od 6 do 13 lat, w tym 20 dziewczynek i 25 chłopców, leczonych w Klinice z powodu przewlekłych zaparć współistniejących z moczeniem nocnym i dziennym popuszczaniem moczu. U wszystkich dzieci wdrożono kompleksowe postępowanie diagnostyczne dolnego odcinka przewodu pokarmowego z ultrasonograficzną (USG oceną układu moczowego. Wykonano także 3-dobowe badanie częstości i objętości każdorazowej porcji moczu, a także badanie urodynamiczne. Wyniki: W badaniach układu moczowego przeprowadzonych w analizowanych grupach dzieci nie stwierdzono zakażenia ani współistniejących wad układu moczowego. Wykonane badanie USG wykazało różnego stopnia ucisk przepełnionej bańki odbytnicy na tylną ścianę pęcherza moczowego. Zjawisko to miało ścisły związek z oddawaniem przez dzieci małych objętości porcji moczu. Badaniem urodynamicznym nie wykazano cech nadreaktywności wypieracza ani cech dyssynergii wypieraczowo-zwieraczowej. Wnioski: W analizie przyczyn zaburzeń oddawania moczu u dzieci powinno się uwzględnić przewlekłe nawykowe zaparcie stolca. W postępowanu terapeutycznym niektórych postaci moczenia nocnego i dziennego popuszczania moczu (rzekoma nadreaktywność wypieracza u dzieci należy zastosować przede wszystkim leczenie przewlekłego zaparcia.

  17. Medication abortion failure in women with and without previous cesarean delivery.

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    Dehlendorf, Christine E; Fox, Edith E; Ali, Rose F; Anderson, Nora C; Reed, Reiley D; Lichtenberg, E Steve

    2015-11-01

    To investigate the association between previous cesarean delivery and medication abortion failure and the association between parity and failure. Data were abstracted from 2035 consecutive charts of women who underwent medication abortion in 2011. All women were at 63 days gestation or less and received mifepristone 200mg orally and misoprostol 800 mcg buccally. We used multivariate logistic regression to assess the relationship between failure, defined as requiring either curettage or additional medication, and prior cesarean delivery. We also examined the relationship between failure and parity. Follow-up was available on 1609 (79%) patients. Overall, 4.5% of patients experienced failure. Neither cesarean delivery nor parity was associated with failure; 6.5% of women with prior cesarean delivery experienced failure, compared to 3.7% of nulliparous women [adjusted odds ratio (aOR), 1.79, 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.83-3.87]. With regard to parity, 4.7% of women with two or more previous births experienced failure, compared to 3.7% of nulliparous women (aOR, 1.07, 95% CI, 0.54-2.14). We did not find significant associations between prior cesarean delivery and failure or parity and failure. A previous study of patients who had received a less effective regimen reported significant associations between cesarean delivery and failure and parity and failure. While our results do not rule out the possibility of modest associations due to our limited statistical power, they are reassuring relative to previous findings. Our results suggest that if there are differences in women's odds of medication abortion failure by obstetric history, such differences are unlikely to be large. Providers and patients may factor this information into decision making about methods of pregnancy termination. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. The MMN as a viable and objective marker of auditory development in CI users

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    Näätänen, Risto; Petersen, Bjørn; Torppa, Ritva

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    In the present article, we review the studies on the use of the mismatch negativity (MMN) as a tool for an objective assessment of cochlear-implant (CI) functioning after its implantation and as a function of time of CI use. The MMN indexes discrimination of different sound stimuli with a precision...

  19. Four routes to continuous improvement. An empirical typology of CI implementation processes

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    Rijnders, Sander

    2002-01-01

    Continuous Improvement (CI) is a well-established concept that many companies adopt in some form. It is often suggested that CI's main problem lies in its implementation. Most of the literature is prescriptive or focuses on success and failure aspects. Until now, however, little is known about the

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

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

    2018-01-01

    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

  1. The Contradiction Index (CI): A New Metric Combining System Complexity and Robustness for Early Design Stages

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    Göhler, Simon Moritz; Howard, Thomas J.

    2015-01-01

    design iterations, a positive correlation was found. Furthermore, when correlating the CI against the number of challenging tolerances statistical significance was found (p=0.01). It is envisaged that the CI will be a powerful approach to estimate and compare development difficulty and to guide...... development and design improvements....

  2. Previous antibiotic exposure and antimicrobial resistance in invasive pneumococcal disease: results from prospective surveillance.

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    Kuster, Stefan P; Rudnick, Wallis; Shigayeva, Altynay; Green, Karen; Baqi, Mahin; Gold, Wayne L; Lovinsky, Reena; Muller, Matthew P; Powis, Jeff E; Rau, Neil; Simor, Andrew E; Walmsley, Sharon L; Low, Donald E; McGeer, Allison

    2014-10-01

    Estimating the risk of antibiotic resistance is important in selecting empiric antibiotics. We asked how the timing, number of courses, and duration of antibiotic therapy in the previous 3 months affected antibiotic resistance in isolates causing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). We conducted prospective surveillance for IPD in Toronto, Canada, from 2002 to 2011. Antimicrobial susceptibility was measured by broth microdilution. Clinical information, including prior antibiotic use, was collected by chart review and interview with patients and prescribers. Clinical information and antimicrobial susceptibility were available for 4062 (90%) episodes; 1193 (29%) of episodes were associated with receipt of 1782 antibiotic courses in the prior 3 months. Selection for antibiotic resistance was class specific. Time elapsed since most recent antibiotic was inversely associated with resistance (cephalosporins: adjusted odds ratio [OR] per day, 0.98; 95% confidence interval [CI], .96-1.00; P = .02; macrolides: OR, 0.98; 95% CI, .96-.99; P = .005; penicillins: OR [log(days)], 0.62; 95% CI, .44-.89; P = .009; fluoroquinolones: profile penalized-likelihood OR [log(days)], 0.62; 95% CI, .39-1.04; P = .07). Risk of resistance after exposure declined most rapidly for fluoroquinolones and penicillins and reached baseline in 2-3 months. The decline in resistance was slowest for macrolides, and in particular for azithromycin. There was no significant association between duration of therapy and resistance for any antibiotic class. Too few patients received multiple courses of the same antibiotic class to assess the significance of repeat courses. Time elapsed since last exposure to a class of antibiotics is the most important factor predicting antimicrobial resistance in pneumococci. The duration of effect is longer for macrolides than other classes. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved

  3. Effects of massage on behavior of full-term newborns

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    Tri Sunarti Wahyutami

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Background Baby massage is one of the touch stimulation that could be applied as soon as possible after birth. Giving massage regularly will affect the behavior of newborn. Objectives To explore the effects of ten-day massage on infant's behavior. Methods A randomized control trial was done from December 200S to March 2009. Full-term newborm were randomly assigned into massage group or control group. Babies in massage group were given massage by their mothers and supervised by midwives. All babies were evaluated twice, i.e., on day 1 and day 11, using Brazelton Scale (Neonatal Behavior Assessment Scale. The behavior was compared between the two groups. Results A total of 72 full-term newborn infants appropriate for gestational age were included in this study. Infants in the massage group sbowed significant difference in adaptive behavior compared to control group. Those adaptive behavior consisted of habituation (WMD 1.08 CI 95% 0.67 to 1.49, P<0.0001, social interaction (WMD 1.54 Cl 95% 1.23 to 1.84, P<0.0001, motor system (WMD 1.35 CI 95% 1.14 to 1.55, P<0.0001, organization state (P<0.0001, range of state (WMD 1.35 CI 95% 0.95 to 1.55, P< 0.0001, autonomic system (WMD 0.53 CI 95% 0.23 to 0.84, P<0.0001, end reflexes (P<0.0001. Conclusions Massage gives better adaptive behavior and reflexes of full-term newborns compared to those without massage.

  4. A influência da Naturphilosophie nas ciências do século XIX: eletromagnetismo e energia

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    Ana Paula Bispo Silva

    Full Text Available Resumo Os fenômenos envolvendo eletromagnetismo e conservação da energia durante o século XIX não se enquadravam no paradigma newtoniano vigente. Havia entre os estudiosos a necessidade de explicar tais fatos considerando-se "algo mais", não expresso até então. É nessa explicação que a Naturphilosophie, programa filosófico associado ao movimento romântico alemão do século XIX, parece oferecer novos caminhos para entender as ciências. Neste artigo, trazemos os principais aspectos da obra de Schelling, principal expoente da Naturphilosophie, e como seus pressupostos foram inseridos nas ciências físicas para explicar o eletromagnetismo e a conservação da energia.

  5. A área de ciências nas avaliações internacionais de larga escala

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    Lenice Medeiros

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo procura abordar os aspectos pedagógicos das avaliações internacionais que contam com a área de Ciências, focalizando especialmente a última edição do Programa Internacional de Avaliação de Estudantes (PISA e o Terceiro Estudo Regional Comparativo e Explicativo (TERCE. São apresentados e discutidos os alicerces conceituais e procedimentais desses estudos e alguns resultados relativos ao desempenho dos estudantes brasileiros. Nesse sentido, problematizam-se os limites e as possibilidades de uso desses dados para a formulação de políticas educacionais que impactam o ensino de Ciências, tais como a Base Nacional Curricular Comum (BNCC e as avaliações previstas no Plano Nacional da Educação (PNE.

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

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    Ana Noronha

    2015-12-01

    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.

  7. Bioética-sociobiologia: Neologismos oportunos? interface da tecnociência com as ciências humanas e sociais

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    William Saad Hossne

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo focaliza a criação dos neologismos Bioética e Sociobiologia, analisando esses vocábulos que, pela sua composição, evocam relações entre ciências biológicas e ciências humanas (ética e sociologia. Destaca que esses dois neologismos já nasceram com profundos significados, mas em sentidos diferentes. Ressalta a importância da bioética na integração das culturas científica e humanística, para além das disposições estatutárias universitárias. Conclui indicando que a Bioética traz uma mensagem sugestiva de como criar mecanismos e condições para enfrentar os desafios que os avanços científicos, inexoráveis, nos lançam.

  8. 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.

  9. Sobre ciúmes e erotomania: reflexões acerca de um caso clínico

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    Fernanda Costa Rios

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda os temas do ciúmes e da erotomania a partir de um caso clínico. O ciúme foi retomado partindo de sua manifestação primordial na gênese da constituição do psiquismo em direção a seus desdobramentos patológicos. A erotomania foi abordada a partir do referencial psiquiátrico clássico e não daquele encontrado nos atuais manuais diagnósticos. A articulação dos dois temas, embora não tenha visado qualquer intenção diagnóstica, apontou para uma posição subjetiva regressiva, de estruturação narcísica, delirante e com frágil conjugação do corpo.

  10. Experimental Investigation on Usage of Palm Oil as a Lubricant to Substitute Mineral Oil in CI Engines

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    K. S. V. Krishna Reddy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Due to growing environmental concerns, vegetable oils are finding their way into lubricants for industrial and transportation applications. The substitution of mineral oil with vegetable oil as a base stock for an environment friendly lubricant in a CI engine is explored in this study without adding any additives. The experiments have been conducted with a mixture of palm oil and mineral oil, at different compositions. Blends of palm oil and mineral oil in different compositions, 0, 25, and 50 (by vol % were added to base SAE20W40 mineral oil to obtain different lubricant blends. The parameters evaluated include brake thermal efficiency, brake specific fuel consumption, volumetric efficiency, and mechanical efficiency and exhaust emissions. The engine performance and emission tests were carried out on a single cylinder, water cooled, 4-stroke CI engine. Compared to mineral oil, the palm oil-based lubricant revealed appreciable expedience on engine and emission performance.

  11. História e epistemologia da Ciência da Informação: Abordagem social em foco

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    Hamilton Rodrigues Tabosa

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é refletir, principalmente com base em Moscovici e Vygotsky, acerca do desenvolvimento das teorizações sobre as relações existentes entre os estudos com abordagens cognitivas e sociais que aconteciam na Europa dos anos 60, para compreender o momento histórico em que se deu o início da abordagem social por parte da Ciência da Informação (CI enquanto ela se institucionalizava com forte tendência a influências norte-americanas na sua composição epistemológica. Suscita reflexões que partem das representações sociais oriundas da Sociologia, bem como da Psicologia Social para procurar perceber influências e/ou equivalências em relação ao surgimento da abordagem social na CI. Apresenta também, brevemente, a visão de Latour sobre a ideia de purificação e de ciência moderna com o intuito de compreender como a CI se insere nesse quadro teórico. Como resultados, percebeu-se e discutiu-se sobre o retardamento do aparecimento ou da adoção de um caráter social no campo teórico e metodológico da CI, uma ciência não-moderna, aberta a soluções interdisciplinares (fortemente ligadas à Sociologia para alguns de seus problemas de pesquisa e integrante de uma rede de relações sócio técnicas horizontais. O objetivo deste artigo é refletir, principalmente com base em Moscovici e Vygotsky, acerca do desenvolvimento das teorizações sobre as relações existentes entre os estudos com abordagens cognitivas e sociais que aconteciam na Europa dos anos 60, para compreender o momento histórico em que se deu o início da abordagem social por parte da Ciência da Informação (CI enquanto ela se institucionalizava com forte tendência a influências norte-americanas na sua composição epistemológica. Suscita reflexões que partem das representações sociais oriundas da Sociologia, bem como da Psicologia Social para procurar perceber influências e/ou equivalências em relação ao surgimento da abordagem

  12. A reconstrução da realidade nas Ciências Sociais

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    Florestan Fernandes

    2004-07-01

    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.

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

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    Djamel Ghernaout

    2014-12-01

    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.

  14. O pensamento representacional e sua atualização nas ciências humanas

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    Eduardo Maurício Bomfim

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available As ciências humanas ocupam um lugar particular na produção do conhecimento. Surgidas em decorrência de mudanças gerais na estrutura epistemológica e político-administrativa do século XIX, elas adquirem uma configuração específica que as localiza no cruzamento de vários outros saberes, como apontado pelo historiador Michel Foucault. Além disso, elas comportam outra peculiaridade, caracterizando-se em sua atividade por uma estreita relação com o que o filósofo Gilles Deleuze denomina de modelo da representação. A partir das análises de algumas obras destes dois pensadores, veremos como esses saberes operam uma atualização da representação por meio da normalização dos indivíduos.

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

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    K. Rajagopal

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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.

  16. Groth e Lampião: Jornalismo Laboratorial Impresso e a Ciência dos Jornais

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    Karina Gomes Barbosa

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    Full Text Available Este artigo reflete sobre o lugar e o papel do jornalismo laboratorial impresso em um curso, ainda jovem, de Jornalismo do interior do país, a partir das Novas Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais (DCNs e da importância do veículo no sistema de mídia da cidade onde o jornal-laboratório circula. Para efetuar tal reflexão, dialoga com conceitos fundamentais da chamada “ciência dos jornais” proposta por Otto Groth. Nesse sentido, tenta demonstrar as constantes articulações entre o pensamento teórico acerca do jornalismo e a práxis laboratorial efetivada na disciplina do curso. Partindo de tais premissas, traz relato de experiência da execução do jornal-laboratório Lampião, do curso de Jornalismo da Ufop, durante o segundo semestre de 2014, analisando-o sob cinco categorias, a saber: periodicidade, universalidade, atualidade e publicidade e experimentação. A partir dessa análise é possível perceber as maiores dificuldades e a falta de intimidade dos estudantes de Jornalismo com o produto jornal impresso, bem como as peculiaridades de um jornal protótipo, com periodicidade e atualidade bastante características.

  17. O ciúme enquanto sintoma do transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo

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    Torres Albina Rodrigues

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O ciúme patológico (CP é um problema importante para a psiquiatria, que envolve riscos e muito sofrimento, podendo ocorrer em diversos transtornos mentais. Psicopatologicamente pode se apresentar de formas distintas, tais como idéias obsessivas, prevalentes ou delirantes sobre infidelidade. Entretanto, sua apresentação no transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo (TOC, como uma obsessão em geral associada a rituais de verificação, é relativamente pouco documentada. Para discutir esse aspecto específico do CP, este trabalho é ilustrado com quatro casos clínicos selecionados, em que o CP tem tais características, abordando aspectos de diagnóstico e tratamento. A compreensão de alguns casos de CP como uma manifestação do TOC, mesmo quando não claramente egodistônica, amplia as possibilidades terapêuticas e pode melhorar o prognóstico.

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

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    Henrique de Morais Ribeiro

    1999-01-01

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

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    Michael Hardt

    2016-06-01

    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.

  20. Synthesis of Petroleum-Based Fuel from Waste Plastics and Performance Analysis in a CI Engine

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    Christine Cleetus

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The present work involves the synthesis of a petroleum-based fuel by the catalytic pyrolysis of waste plastics. Catalytic pyrolysis involves the degradation of the polymeric materials by heating them in the absence of oxygen and in the presence of a catalyst. In the present study different oil samples are produced using different catalysts under different reaction conditions from waste plastics. The synthesized oil samples are subjected to a parametric study based on the oil yield, selectivity of the oil, fuel properties, and reaction temperature. Depending on the results from the above study, an optimization of the catalyst and reaction conditions was done. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of the selected optimized sample was done to find out its chemical composition. Finally, performance analysis of the selected oil sample was carried out on a compression ignition (CI engine. Polythene bags are selected as the source of waste plastics. The catalysts used for the study include silica, alumina, Y zeolite, barium carbonate, zeolite, and their combinations. The pyrolysis reaction was carried at polymer to catalyst ratio of 10 : 1. The reaction temperature ranges between 400°C and 550°C. The inert atmosphere for the pyrolysis was provided by using nitrogen as a carrier gas.

  1. Touraine e Bourdieu nas ciências sociais brasileiras: duas recepções diferenciadas

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    José Sergio Leite Lopes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao retomar o tema da recepção da obra de Pierre Bourdieu no Brasil, o presente artigo o faz a partir da comparação com a recepção de outro sociólogo francês, Alain Touraine, anteriormente implantado na circulação de ideias e redes de pesquisadores entre os dois países. A trajetória dos dois no que diz respeito a sua relação com o campo das ciências sociais brasileiras pode ser uma pista interessante para o conhecimento de aspectos deste mesmo campo no que se refere a sua inserção na circulação internacional de ideias e de pesquisadores. A bagagem acumulada de sociologia industrial de Touraine fez com que fosse procurado pela sociologia uspiana no momento em que as pesquisas sobre o fenômeno industrial de São Paulo eclodiam. Já a apropriação de Bourdieu incide sobre gerações subsequentes, e, ao ter adquirido renome nos anos 1990 nos países anglo-saxônicos, já era bem conhecido nos círculos especializados brasileiros.

  2. A ciência do desenvolvimento humano: ajustando o foco de análise

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    Maria Auxiliadora Dessen

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Os avanços ocorridos nas últimas décadas, presentes nos domínios interdisciplinares da ciência do desenvolvimento, propõem uma mudança na forma de pensar o estudo do desenvolvimento humano, tendo um forte impacto na pesquisa. Neste artigo, são discutidos princípios e conceitos básicos que têm, recentemente, norteado a definição do próprio conceito de desenvolvimento humano, dentre eles, estrutura, temporalidade, mudanças e continuidades. Destaca-se, também, a necessidade de adotar, na prática da pesquisa, uma visão sistêmica do processo de desenvolvimento, implicando em análises de sistemas complexos e integrados em todos os seus níveis: genético, neural, comportamental e ambiental (físico, social e cultural, interagindo ao longo do tempo e traçando trajetórias de caráter probabilístico.

  3. O uso dualista do conhecimento das Ciências Sociais no Trabalho Social em Portugal

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    Telmo H Caria

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Pretendemos identificar as ideias/representações sociais que nos campos das Ciências tendem a transformar as diferenças de percursos e formas de institucionalização da Sociologia e do Serviço Social em impedimentos para a aproximação entre estas duas áreas de conhecimento (noção de dualismo. Estes impedimentos merecem uma reflexão sobre as significações e as concepções que existem em Portugal no âmbito da Sociologia que legitimam este dualismo, ou que nos dão pistas para o superar, sendo certo que no plano institucional sempre existirá competição e lutas de poder simbólico que forçarão a existência de dualidades entre ambas. Para melhor perceber as vantagens mútuas de ambas as disciplinas, pretendem-se apresentar exemplos já realizados em Portugal no grupo de investigação ASPTI (análise social do saber profissional em trabalho técnico-intelectual sobre o modo como temos lidado com as diferenças entre aquelas duas áreas de conhecimento para fomentar o diálogo interdisciplinar.

  4. Geneza reumatoidalnego zapalenia stawów a możliwości terapii

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    Stefan H. Mackiewicz

    2010-02-01

    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.

  5. O Princípio da Euritmia nas Ciências Sociais e Humanas

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    Paulo Castro

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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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Multisensory emotion perception in congenitally, early, and late deaf CI users.

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    Fengler, Ineke; Nava, Elena; Villwock, Agnes K; Büchner, Andreas; Lenarz, Thomas; Röder, Brigitte

    2017-01-01

    Emotions are commonly recognized by combining auditory and visual signals (i.e., vocal and facial expressions). Yet it is unknown whether the ability to link emotional signals across modalities depends on early experience with audio-visual stimuli. In the present study, we investigated the role of auditory experience at different stages of development for auditory, visual, and multisensory emotion recognition abilities in three groups of adolescent and adult cochlear implant (CI) users. CI users had a different deafness onset and were compared to three groups of age- and gender-matched hearing control participants. We hypothesized that congenitally deaf (CD) but not early deaf (ED) and late deaf (LD) CI users would show reduced multisensory interactions and a higher visual dominance in emotion perception than their hearing controls. The CD (n = 7), ED (deafness onset: 3 years; n = 13) CI users and the control participants performed an emotion recognition task with auditory, visual, and audio-visual emotionally congruent and incongruent nonsense speech stimuli. In different blocks, participants judged either the vocal (Voice task) or the facial expressions (Face task). In the Voice task, all three CI groups performed overall less efficiently than their respective controls and experienced higher interference from incongruent facial information. Furthermore, the ED CI users benefitted more than their controls from congruent faces and the CD CI users showed an analogous trend. In the Face task, recognition efficiency of the CI users and controls did not differ. Our results suggest that CI users acquire multisensory interactions to some degree, even after congenital deafness. When judging affective prosody they appear impaired and more strongly biased by concurrent facial information than typically hearing individuals. We speculate that limitations inherent to the CI contribute to these group differences.

  9. Influence of previous participation in physical activity on its ...

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    ... participation can influence perceptions of PA among the students. Physical activity promotion programmes should consider the role of these factors which should be emphasised from childhood. Keywords: physical activity, students, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, previous participation, sedentary lifestyle, Rwanda

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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.

  12. Delivery outcomes at term after one previous cesarean section.

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    Yamani-Zamzami, Tarik Y

    2007-12-01

    To determine the maternal and perinatal outcomes at term in women with one previous cesarean delivery and with no history of vaginal birth. This is a case-control study conducted at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2002. One hundred sixty-two women with one previous cesarean delivery and with no previous vaginal birth were compared with 324 control women. The cesarean section rate was higher in the study group 40 (24.7%) versus 23 (7.1%) in the control group and was statistically significant (phistory of vaginal delivery are considered less favorable, the vaginal birth after cesarean section success rate may be even lower if the indication for previous primary cesarean delivery was failure to progress, and may be associated with increased risk of uterine rupture. Further study is required to confirm our findings.

  13. [Influence of previous abdominopelvic surgery on gynecological laparoscopic operation].

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    Jin, Haoran; Shi, Wei; Zhou, Yingfang; Wu, Beisheng; Peng, Chao

    2014-09-01

    To investigate the influence of previous abdominopelvic surgery on gynecological laparoscopic operation. A retrospective analysis of 3 283 cases of gynecological diseases by laparoscopic operation patients in Peking University First Hospital from 2007 January to 2012 December, among them, 719 (21.90%) patients with previous abdominopelvic surgery history (study Group), 2 564 (78.10%)patients have no history of abdominopelvic surgery (control group). Study group 719 patients, previous operation times: one time in 525 cases, 194 cases were multiple; previous operation: 185 cases of gynecological surgery, 305 cases of obstetric surgery, 108 cases of general surgery, and 121 complex surgery (include at least two kinds of surgery); previous operative approach: 650 cases laparotomy and 69 cases laparoscopy. Compared two groups of patients with abdominopelvic adhesion and the gynecologic laparoscopic operation situation, analyzed the influence of previous abdominopelvic surgery on abdominopelvic adhesion on and gynecological laparoscopic operation. The incidence of abdominopelvic adhesion in the patients with previous abdominopelvic surgery was 51.2% (368/719), which was significantly higher than that of 8.2% (211/2 564)in patients without previous abdominopelvic surgery (P surgery (23.1%, 166/719) was significantly higher than that in the control group (3.3% , 85/2 564;P laparotomy was 0.6% (4/719) significantly more than the control groups (0.1%, 2/2 564; P = 0.023). Compared with other groups, patients with gynecological or complex surgery or multiple operation history presented more severe abdominopelvic adhesion both in the score and degree (P laparotomy showed no statistical difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). The laparoscopic operation could be carried out successfully and safely in patients with a history of various abdominopelvic operations, but the conversion rate increases, for patients with a history of multiple operation because of pelvic adhesion

  14. 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

  15. W okowach etniczności? Wybrane partie etnoregionalne w Serbii i Chorwacji (1990–2012

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    Full Text Available In the grip of ethnicity? The functioning of selected ethnoregionalist parties in Serbia and Croatia In the last twenty years we have been able to observe an increase in the significance of regional and ethnic identities (“reethnification”, and a resultant proliferation of ethnoregional and regional groupings. But although ethnoregionalist parties (ERP are widespread in both Western and Central and Eastern Europe, there remains surprisingly little literature differentiating between the various kinds of ethnoregionalist parties and dealing with the lack of common definition of this kind of political actors. Some scholars even propose using a broader term – ethnic party. Moreover, over the years many scholars have believed (and some continue to that their emergence in multicultural societies conjures up the politicisation of ethnic division and – practically inevitably – leads to “ethnic outbidding”, threatening to the stability of democracy. In the first part of the paper, the author deals with the conceptualisation of ethnoregionalist parties, examining the diversifications of their demands and strategies and showing that to gain voters they can invoke a much broader repertoire of strategies than the ethnic outbidding model suggested. The second part of the article is devoted to the problem of operation of selected ERPs in Serbia and Croatia. The analysis covers Hungarian parties in Serbia and Serbian ones in Croatia. In the concluding remarks, the author tries to point out the main reasons for the changes in their strategy (as well as demands over time.   W okowach etniczności? Wybrane partie etnoregionalne w Serbii i Chorwacji (1990–2012 Na przestrzeni ostatnich dwóch dekad możemy obserwować wyraźny wzrost znaczenia regionalnych i etnicznych tożsamości, prowadzący do powstawania coraz większej liczby ugrupowań etnoregionalnych i regionalnych. Mimo to – podobnie jak w przypadku wielu innych, istotnych i aktualnych

  16. Globalização: novo paradigma das ciências sociais

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    Octavio Ianni

    1994-08-01

    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.

  17. A "crítica forte" da ciência e implicações para a educação em ciências The "strong criticism" of science and the implication to science education

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    Ileana María Greca

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho discutimos alguns elementos oriundos tanto do que se pode denominar vagamente de tendências pós-modernas na filosofia, quanto do campo da história social e da sociologia das ciências, e as possíveis implicações dos mesmos para a pesquisa e a educação em ciências. Nossa avaliação é que, independentemente do problemático de alguns de seus pressupostos, estas correntes têm a contribuir para a nossa compreensão da ciência e para a formação de cidadãos mais responsáveis.In this article we discuss some issues from what can be termed vaguely postmodernists tendencies in philosophy and social history, trying to establish some implications from these positions for Science Education. Although problematic aspects exist in their assumptions, we think they may contribute to our understanding of science and help us to prepare more responsible citizens.

  18. Biochemical effectiveness of allopurinol and allopurinol-probenecid in previously benzbromarone-treated gout patients.

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    Reinders, Mattheus K; van Roon, Eric N; Houtman, Pieternella M; Brouwers, Jacobus R B J; Jansen, Tim L Th A

    2007-09-01

    In 2003, the uricosuric drug benzbromarone was withdrawn from the market. The first alternative drug of choice was the xanthine oxidase inhibitor allopurinol. The purpose was to (1) investigate the efficacy of allopurinol (standard dosage) compared with previous treatment with benzbromarone; and (2) investigate the combination therapy allopurinol-probenecid as an effective alternative treatment compared with previous benzbromarone treatment. A prospective, open study was carried out in a cohort of 51 gout patients who discontinued benzbromarone therapy because of market withdrawal. Patients were given 200-300 mg allopurinol (stage 1). When allopurinol failed to attain the target serum urate (sUr) levels probenecid 1,000 mg/day was added (stage 2). Treatment with benzbromarone monotherapy (range: 100-200 mg/day; mean 138 mg/day) resulted in 92% of patients reaching target levels sUr probenecid combination therapy, which resulted in 86% of patients attaining target sUr levels (after failure on allopurinol monotherapy), which was comparable to previous treatment with benzbromarone (p = 0.81). Decrease in sUr levels was 53[9]% (CI 95%: 48-58%), which was a non-significant difference compared to previous treatment with benzbromarone (p = 0.23). Benzbromarone is a very effective antihyperuricemic drug with 91% success in attainment of target sUr levels probenecid proves to be an effective treatment strategy for attaining sUr target levels (86% success).

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. As atitudes dos alunos face às ciências da terra e da vida

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    Gonçalves, Anabela Maria Ventura

    2012-01-01

    O presente trabalho de investigação incidiu sobre o estudo das atitudes dos alunos face às Ciências da Terra e da Vida. A motivação que esteve na sua base foi a preocupação demonstrada por estudos nacionais e internacionais de que há cada vez menos alunos a optar pela área das ciências. Deste modo procurámos verificar se os alunos apresentam atitudes diferentes em dois níveis de ensino perante uma disciplina ou conteúdos, especificamente perante a disciplina de Ciências da Terra e da Vida....

  6. 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

  7. FONSECA, Claudia; ROHDEN, Fabiola & MACHADO, Paula Sandrine (orgs.). 2012. Ciências na vida: antropologia da ciência em perspectiva

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    Castro, Rosana

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    O livro Ciências na vida: antropologia da ciência em perspectiva, organizado por Claudia Fonseca, Fabiola Rohden e Paula Sandrine Machado, é resultante de seminário homônimo, realizado em agosto de 2011, na Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Além de antropólogas(os) brasileiras(os), pesquisadoras(es) oriundos da França, da Inglaterra, da Alemanha, da Grécia e de Portugal assinam a autoria dos quatorze capítulos que compõem a coletânea, denotando, já de início, tanto a abrangência do i...

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Vitamin C in plasma is inversely related to blood pressure and change in blood pressure during the previous year in young Black and White women

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    Hudes Mark

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The prevalence of hypertension and its contribution to cardiovascular disease risk makes it imperative to identify factors that may help prevent this disorder. Extensive biological and biochemical data suggest that plasma ascorbic acid may be such a factor. In this study we examined the association between plasma ascorbic acid concentration and blood pressure (BP in young-adult women. Methods Participants were 242 Black and White women aged 18–21 yr from the Richmond, CA, cohort of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study. We examined the associations of plasma ascorbic acid with BP at follow-up year 10, and with change in BP during the previous year. Results In cross-sectional analysis, plasma ascorbic acid at year 10 was inversely associated with systolic BP and diastolic BP after adjusting for race, body mass index, education, and dietary intake of fat and sodium. Persons in the highest one-fourth of the plasma ascorbic acid distribution had 4.66 mmHg lower systolic BP (95% CI 1.10 to 8.22 mmHg, p = 0.005 and 6.04 mmHg lower diastolic BP (95% CI 2.70 to 9.38 mmHg, p = 0.0002 than those in the lowest one-fourth of the distribution. In analysis of the change in BP, plasma ascorbic acid was also inversely associated with change in systolic BP and diastolic BP during the previous year. While diastolic blood pressure among persons in the lowest quartile of plasma ascorbic acid increased by 5.97 mmHg (95% CI 3.82 to 8.13 mmHg from year 9 to year 10, those in the highest quartile of plasma vitamin C increased by only 0.23 mmHg (95% CI -1.90 to +2.36 mmHg (test for linear trend: p Conclusion Plasma ascorbic acid was found to be inversely associated with BP and change in BP during the prior year. The findings suggest the possibility that vitamin C may influence BP in healthy young adults. Since lower BP in young adulthood may lead to lower BP and decreased incidence of age-associated vascular events in

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

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    Luciana Mara Silva

    2016-08-01

    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.

  12. 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)

  13. PEMBELAJARAN BAHASA ARAB BERBASIS MEDIA SURAH MUTAHARRIKAH MULAWWANAH PADA KELAS CI+BI di MTs NEGERI SUMBER BUNGUR PAMEKASAN

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    Achmad Muchlis

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    Full Text Available Arab Ianguage does not only come from words released by utterance ( vokal but also uses Ianguage, signal or picture Ianguage. Language Arab study is expected to assist educative participants recognize x'self, his cultural, and others culture, media surah mutaharrikah mulawwanah represents one of the alternative media in efficacy of Arab Ianguage study. Teacher will feel to be assisted in arranging its study process. Media availibility,specially surah mutaharrikah mulawwanah in a class will influence the student study where location of appropriate media will support attainment process of the arab language study itself . Through research by using approach qualitative, with exploration technique or analysis descriptive with cases manner, about Arab Ianguage study bases on media surah mutaharrikah mulawwanah at CI+BI class specially in MTS Negeri Sumber Bungur Pamekasan to strengthen finding about study theory of more quality. Research result obtained show; a that CI+BI class MTS Negeri Sumber Bungur Pamekasan does the steps of unique study, among its unique is to defining mufrodat and qowaid before entering at istima', kalam, qiro’ah and kitabah items, b motivation, student talent and enthusiasm in Arab Ianguage study in CI+BI class MTS Negeri Sumber Bungur Pamekasan can expand and show the improvement which enough significance if it is supported by teacher and study media matching with educative participant characteristic.

  14. A netnografia como método de pesquisa em Ciência da Informação

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2017v22n49p1 Discute a aplicação da netnografia como método de pesquisa no campo da Ciência da Informação. Descreve o método netnográfico, suas origens, os primeiros estudos desenvolvidos no Brasil, algumas características e diferenças em relação à etnografia tradicional, os possíveis campos de estudo e as principais etapas metodológicas. Analisa quatro trabalhos publicados em periódicos científicos nacionais da área da Ciência da Informação e um trabalho publicado em anais de evento que indicam o uso da netnografia como método de pesquisa. Compara os procedimentos metodológicos realizados pelos autores com as recomendações propostas por Kozinets (2010, 2014 em estudos teóricos recentes sobre o método netnográfico. Finalizando, apresenta sugestões que podem auxiliar os pesquisadores na definição do campo de estudo, no tratamento dos dados netnográficos e na seleção de temas de pesquisa relevantes na área da Ciência da Informação.

  15. Reflexões e discursos sobre a vida humana: novos subsídios para aulas de ciências

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, aqui, analisar os discursos científico e religioso, de professores de ciências do Ensino Médio, e de representantes do senso comum (perfis variados, maiores de 18 anos, que não estão envolvidos diretamente na discussão sobre o tema, e não pertencem aos demais grupos estudados, sobre a definição de vida humana. Nesta pesquisa, com abordagem qualitativa, utilizaram-se entrevistas semiestruturadas para a coleta de dados. Os dados foram analisados sob vários olhares teóricos. As "falas" dos sujeitos foram registradas e analisadas por meio de interpretação simples, buscando-se identificar os significados mais importantes. Ao se conjugarem múltiplos discursos, pretendeu-se gerar subsídios a serem utilizados em ambientes de educação formal e não formal em biociências e saúde. Ao se sistematizarem discursos que ordinariamente não são vistos juntos, e este é o ineditismo da pesquisa, buscou-se fornecer informações abrangentes para uso em aulas de ciências sobre vida humana, e, dessa forma, contribuir, significativamente, para o processo ensino-aprendizagem de ciências.

  16. 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.

  17. Factors affecting heavy metals accumulation in potato tubers / Czynniki wpływające na akumulację metali ciężkich w bulwach ziemniaka

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    Musilova Janette

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Badano wpływ wybranych czynników agrochemicznych na akumulację metali ciężkich w bulwach ziemniaka. Gleby uprawne mogą być zanieczyszczone metalami ciężkimi. Pierwiastki, które występują w glebach w formach biodostępnych (mobilnych mogą zostać włączone do obiegu biologicznego, mając tym samym negatywny wpływ na jakość plonów i zdrowie konsumentów/ człowieka. W badanych glebach oznaczono całkowitą zawartość: Zn, Cu, Ni, Pb, Cd oraz udział tych pierwiastków w formach mobilnych. Spośród badanych pierwiastków najbardziej mobilnym metalem był ołów, którego zakres zawartości w formach mobilnych wynosił: 0,100-0,295 mg∙kg-1, przekraczając dopuszczalne wartości dla tego pierwiastka. Zawartość ołowiu w ziemniakach wynosiła: 0.244-0.855 mg∙kg-1 FM. Analiza statystyczna wykazała istotną korelację pomiędzy zawartością pierwiastków w formach mobilnych i ich zawartością w ziemniakach oraz między odczynem badanych gleb, a całkowitą zawartością ołowiu w ziemniakach. Nie zaobserwowano istotnej statystycznie korelacji pomiędzy zawartością próchnicy w glebach a zawartością ołowiu w ziemniakach

  18. Por que acredito na Ciência e por que acredito em Deus

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    Laszlo, Ervin

    2004-01-01

    Enquanto filósofo da Ciência e humanista, o autor afirmou acreditar na ciência e também em Deus, sem um sentido de conflito ou de contradição. Como é isto possivel? Interroga-se, afirmando que crescemos na convicção de que o conflito entre Ciência e Religião é definitivamente irremediável, o que não é hojeo caso. Embora seja exagerado invocar que as duas mundivisões da Ciência e da Religião, são iguais, estas não deixam de procurar a mesma conclusão fundamental acerca do mun...

  19. Classroom performance and language development of CI students placed in mainstream elementary school.

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    Damen, G.W.J.A.; Langereis, M.C.; Snik, A.F.M.; Chute, P.M.; Mylanus, E.A.M.

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Investigation of the relation between classroom performance and language development of cochlear implant (CI) students in mainstream education. Structural analyses of assessment of mainstream performance (AMP) and Screening Instrument For Targeting Educational Risk (SIFTER) instruments.

  20. OCENA NOŚNOŚCI DORAŹNEJ BELEK STALOWYCH WZMOCNIONYCH NAPRĘŻONYMI TAŚMAMI CFRP

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    Full Text Available Dobre parametry wytrzymałościowe, niewielka gęstość, odporność na korozję jak również wysoka trwałość taśm kompozytowych CFRP stanowią o ich przewadze nad tradycyjnymi materiałami stosowanymi do wzmocnień konstrukcji stalowych. Wstępny naciąg taśm może dodatkowo zwiększyć efektywność wzmocnienia. W artykule przedstawiono wstępne badania belek stalowych wzmocnionych naprężonymi taśmami CFRP. Głównym celem badań była ocena nośności po wzmocnieniu belek taśmami. Badania przeprowadzono na belkach walcowanych o rozpiętości teoretycznej przęsła 4,80 m. Belki wzmocniono taśmami naprężonymi do  40% i 50% ich wytrzymałości na rozciąganie. W wyniku wzmocnienia uzyskano odpowiednio 9% i 10% wzrost nośności granicznej oraz 11% i 14% redukcję ugięć sprężystych. Wykazano, że zwiększenie poziomu wstępnych naprężeń w taśmie miało niewielki wpływ na nośność doraźną belek stalowych.

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

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    Klepczarek Emilia

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    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.

  2. Metáforas da nova ciência para educar em tempos de pós-humanidade

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2008v5n2p73 Este ensaio fala inicialmente das grandes rupturas que aconteceram na ciência durante o século XX, trazendo profundas alterações nos embasamentos filosóficos e epistemológicos que reinavam imponentes desde o século XVII. Em seguida, salienta que os princípios da Física Quântica, da Teoria do Caos, do Pensamento Sistêmico e da abordagem transdisciplinar, emergentes no século passado, não foram adequadamente assimilados por profissionais da ciência, principalmente por aqueles que se utilizam da chamada tecno-ciência que busca apenas os resultados práticos dos avanços científicos e também por aqueles que somente pensam na publicação de seus dados experimentais para seus pares da academia. Como fica, então, o desafio atual de se ensinar os novos princípios da ciência com conhecimento e paixão que motive e desperte os alunos, de uma geração wiki, para um reencantamento na busca da compreensão da natureza agora de forma transdisciplinar? Como deveria ser o educador atualizado em nossos tempos? O ensaio traz algumas metáforas para essa análise e procura fomentar o debate dentro e fora da academia com o objetivo de iluminar a caminhada do professor e cientista na era wiki do pós-humano.

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

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    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.

  4. Ciência(s e Pesquisa no Contexto Escolar: Concepções e Limitações

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    Diógenes Gewehr

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo problematiza a visão de ciência e pesquisa de alunos e professores da Educação Básica. Buscou-se compreender como tem sido realizada a pesquisa no contexto escolar, partindo do pressuposto de que, para alunos e professores, este processo parece não estar claro, limitando as possibilidades pedagógicas de ensino e aprendizagem. Também, a definição do que é ciência pode estar sendo concebida de maneira equivocada e restrita, produzindo uma distorção da realidade. Nesta pesquisa, empírica e qualitativa, aplicou-se um questionário semiestruturado com 18 professores e 31 alunos dos Anos Finais do Ensino Fundamental. Os dados foram categorizados e interpretados mediante Análise de Conteúdo. Observou-se que muitos alunos e professores não têm compreensão clara do que seja ciência, confundindo-a com a disciplina Ciências. Quanto a prática da pesquisa, constatou-se que ocorre de modo incipiente: alunos relatam que é realizada principalmente por meio de exercícios em aula; professores, em sua maioria, não se consideram pesquisadores. Percebeu-se um modo de pesquisar baseado em cópias de conteúdos, com poucos (ou nenhum elementos que favoreçam a emancipação dos alunos.

  5. AM1 CI and ZINDO/S study of quaternary salts of diazaphenanthrenes with haloalkanes

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    Peszke, Jerzy; Śliwa, Wanda

    2002-08-01

    For quaternary salts of diazaphenanthrenes 1- 3 with methyl iodide 4- 6, diiodomethane 7- 9 and 1,2-dibromoethane 10- 12 UV spectral values have been calculated by AM1 CI, and in the case of 4- 6 also with ZINDO/S method. Correlations of experimental and calculated wavenumber values of considered compounds show good compatibility. For geometry optimisation of 4- 9 the AM1 CI method has been used.

  6. Novos rumos para o laboratório escolar de ciências

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    Borges, Antônio Tarciso; UFMG - Minas Gerais

    2004-01-01

    Este trabalho discute o papel das atividades práticas no ensino de ciências e revê como o laboratório escolar de ciências tem sido usado. Discute os pressupostos sobre a natureza do conhecimento que suportam esses usos e os equívocos a que conduzem. Descreve algumas alternativas potencialmente mais relevantes e pedagogicamente interessantes que temos estudado, em contraste com os tipos de atividades fortemente estruturadas tradicionalmente utilizadas pelos professores. Em...

  7. Novos rumos para o laboratório escolar de ciências

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    Borges, Antônio Tarciso; UFMG - Minas Gerais

    2002-01-01

    Este trabalho discute o papel das atividades práticas no ensino de ciências e revê como o laboratório escolar de ciências tem sido usado. Discute os pressupostos sobre a natureza do conhecimento que suportam esses usos e os equívocos a que conduzem. Descreve algumas alternativas potencialmente mais relevantes e pedagogicamente interessantes que temos estudado, em contraste com os tipos de atividades fortemente estruturadas tradicionalmente utilizadas pelos professores. Em...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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    BRANDÃO, Alessandra Gomes

    2009-06-01

    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.

  11. 2 CFR 225.45 - Relationship to previous issuance.

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    ... 2 Grants and Agreements 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Relationship to previous issuance. 225.45 Section 225.45 Grants and Agreements OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET CIRCULARS AND GUIDANCE Reserved COST PRINCIPLES FOR STATE, LOCAL, AND INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS (OMB CIRCULAR A-87) § 225.45 Relationship to...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Balance and bilateral skills of selected previously disadvantaged ...

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    Balance and bilateral skills of selected previously disadvantaged children aged 9 to 12 years. Eileen K Africa, Karel J Van Deventer. Abstract. The main aim of the study was to design an appropriate motor skills development programme that could be implemented in any primary school to improve the fundamental motor ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Suburethral sling procedures after previous surgery for urinary ...

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    Objective. To compare the outcome of suburethral sling procedures (tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), obturator tape (Ob-tape)) for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women with previous surgery for SUI or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods. A comparative, descriptive, retrospective study was done using information ...

  18. 5 CFR 532.405 - Use of highest previous rate.

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Use of highest previous rate. 532.405 Section 532.405 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS... rate may be based upon a rate of pay received during a temporary promotion, so long as the temporary...

  19. 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...

  20. 5 CFR 9701.352 - Use of highest previous rate.

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    ... HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Pay and Pay Administration Pay Administration § 9701.352 Use of... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Use of highest previous rate. 9701.352 Section 9701.352 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT...

  1. Bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment in a previously ...

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    In this report, we present a case of an 11‑year‑old previously undiagnosed sickle cell disease Nigerian girl with severe acute bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment to highlight that hemoglobinopathy induced orbital infarction should be considered in African children with acute onset proptosis with or without ...

  2. 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.

  3. Control of feed intake as affected by previous treatment | Pienaar ...

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    An experiment was conducted with eighteen rumen cannulated sheep fed on a chopped lucerne diet. Previous level of intake significantly influenced the level at which sheep initially established voluntary feed intake. This difference had disappeared after three weeks on an ad lib. intake. Perturbation analysis of the results ...

  4. "Battered Women" and Previous Victimization: Is the Question Relevant?

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    Gudim, Laurie, Comp.; And Others

    This report discusses battered women and the role of their previous victimization. After a literature review on family violence in general, these topics are discussed: (1) family violence and the patriarchy; (2) the historical background of family violence; (3) intergenerational cycle of violence; and (4) psychological literature's four ways…

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

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    Age, education, religion, parity, prior contraception, and interval from the last delivery were significantly associated with the current choice of contraception (P 0.05). Overall, when comparing the pattern among those with a previous operative delivery and those without, ...

  6. 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

  7. 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 ...

  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 on timing of antenatal care booking at public health facilities in ... Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted to collect data from 630 pregnant women who were attending antenatal care service at 10 governmental ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Mondor's Disease of the Breast in a Nigerian Woman Previously ...

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    Sep 14, 2017 ... Case Report. How to cite this article: Olarinoye-Akorede SA, Silas BT. Mondor's disease of the breast in a Nigerian woman previously treated for invasive ductal carcinoma in the ... and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms. For reprints .... malignancy. Financial support and sponsorship.

  11. 44 CFR 402.5 - Forwarding commodities previously shipped.

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    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Forwarding commodities... commodities previously shipped. Order T-1 applies to transportation on or discharge from ships documented... ship or aircraft, before the issuance of Order T-1, had transported restricted commodities manifested...

  12. 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.

  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. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. Ibrutinib for previously untreated and relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with TP53 aberrations

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    Farooqui, Mohammed Z H; Valdez, Janet; Martyr, Sabrina

    2015-01-01

    disease progression or the occurrence of limiting toxicities. The primary endpoint was overall response to treatment at 24 weeks in all evaluable patients. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01500733, and is fully enrolled. FINDINGS: Between Dec 22, 2011, and Jan 2, 2014, we.......9-27.0). 33 previously untreated patients and 15 patients with relapsed or refractory CLL were evaluable for response at 24 weeks. 32 (97%; 95% CI 86-100) of 33 previously untreated patients achieved an objective response, including partial response in 18 patients (55%) and partial response with lymphocytosis...... in 14 (42%). One patient had progressive disease at 0.4 months. 12 (80%; 95% CI 52-96) of the 15 patients with relapsed or refractory CLL had an objective response: six (40%) achieved a partial response and six (40%) a partial response with lymphocytosis; the remaining three (20%) patients had stable...

  17. 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

  18. Full Duplex Prototype of OFDM on GNURadio and USRPs

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    Zhou , Wei; Villemaud , Guillaume; Risset , Tanguy

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    International audience; Full-duplex is a technology in telecommunication domain that can perform transmitting and receiving at the same time and in the same frequency band. The major obstacle of full-duplex is the self-interference (SI). Some previous works have focused on the SI cancellation in radio frequency (RF), and generally on a narrowband signal model. We have implemented a full-duplex prototype with orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) technology on GNURadio and Universa...

  19. Descripción de la rotiferofauna presente en Ciénaga La Redonda, Ciénaga La Luna, Ciénaga Pajaral y Canal Dragado durante la época lluviosa. Complejo de Pajarales, Departamento de Magdalena, Colombia

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    Juan Sebastián Celis Melo

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    Full Text Available La Composición y Abundancia de Rotíferos presentes durante la época lluviosa en las ciénagas de La Redonda, ciénaga La Luna, ciénaga Pajaral y Canal Dragado (Magdalena, Colombia fueron determinadas utilizando el conteo microscópico. La colecta de las muestras se llevó a cabo los días 15 septiembre, 29 septiembre, 23 octubre, 16 noviembre, 23 noviembre y 12 diciembre de 2006, mediante una botella de tipo Van Dorn. Paralelamente en cada estación se tomaron datos de las variables: salinidad, temperatura, pH y oxígeno empleando sondas multiparámetro WTW. La diversidad de rotíferos fue calculada empleando el índice de Shannon-Wienner H’ (log10 comparando entre estaciones y fechas de muestreo para establecer variaciones a lo largo del periodo de estudio, además se relacionaron gráficamente las variables fisicoquímicas con los valores de diversidad calculados empleando un valor de 0,05 y un intervalo de confianza del 95%. En total, fueron encontradas 20 especies pertenecientes a las familias Brachionidae, Lecanidae, Filiniidae, Synchaetidae, Hexarthriidae y Testudinellidae, siendo las familias Brachionidae y Lecanidae las más abundantes. La relación entre la diversidad encontrada y las variables fisicoquímicas medidas indican que la salinidad es la principal responsable de la diversidad de rotíferos durante el periodo de estudio. En conclusión, la reapertura de los canales de comunicación entre el río Magdalena y las ciénagas del Complejo de Pajarales han disminuido los valores de salinidad sugiriendo un aumentó en la diversidad de rotíferos. Palabras clalve: rotífero, laguna costera, disturbio ecosistémico, salinidad, complejo pajarales.

  20. 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.

  1. 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 (pparents 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Nicotine Elicits Methamphetamine-Seeking in Rats Previously Administered Nicotine

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    Neugebauer, N. M.; Harrod, S. B.; Bardo, M. T.

    2009-01-01

    Research has indicated a high correlation between psychostimulant use and tobacco cigarette smoking in human substance abusers. The objective of the current study was to examine the effects of acute and repeated nicotine administration on responding for intravenous methamphetamine (0.03 mg/kg/infusion) in a rodent model of self-administration, as well as the potential of nicotine to induce reinstatement of previously extinguished drug-taking behavior in male Sprague-Dawley rats. In addition, ...

  4. 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...

  5. 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

  6. Event Sequence Variability in Healthy Swallowing: Building on Previous Findings

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    Molfenter, Sonja M.; Leigh, Chelsea; Steele, Catriona M.

    2014-01-01

    This study builds on previous work by Kendall, Leonard and McKenzie, which investigated event sequence variability for 12 paired-events during swallowing by healthy volunteers. They identified four event pairs, which always occurred in a stereotyped order as well as a most-common occurring overall order of events during swallowing. In the current study, we investigate overall event sequencing and the same four paired-events in a sample of swallows by healthy, young (under 45 years old) volunt...

  7. Previously infertile couples and the newborn intensive care unit.

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    Lind, R F; Pruitt, R L; Greenfeld, D

    1989-05-01

    Having a newborn child admitted to a newborn intensive care unit can be a traumatic experience for parents; however, parents who previously have been infertile face unique problems in coping with this situation. The authors discuss the difficulties parents must overcome in resolving their crises and in developing a good relationship with their child, or, in some cases, coming to terms with the child's death or ongoing disability. In addition, the authors offer suggestions for effective social work intervention.

  8. Antenatal diagnosis of Patau syndrome with previous anomalous baby

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    Keerthi Kocherla; Vasantha Kocherla

    2014-01-01

    Patau syndrome is the least common and most severe of the viable autosomal trisomies with median survival of fewer than 3 days was first identified as a cytogenetic syndrome in 1960. Patau syndrome is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 13. In this case report, we present antenatal imaging findings and gross foetal specimen correlation of foetus with Patau syndrome confirmed by karyotyping in third gravida who had significant previous obstetric history of gastrochisis in monochorionic and...

  9. Previous early antenatal service utilization improves timely booking: cross-sectional study at university of Gondar hospital, northwest Ethiopia.

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    Belayneh, Tadesse; Adefris, Mulat; Andargie, Gashaw

    2014-01-01

    Early booking of antenatal care (ANC) is regarded as a cornerstone of maternal and neonatal health care. However, existing evidence from developing countries indicate that lots of pregnant woman begin ANC booking lately. Objective. It was aimed to assess timing of ANC booking and associated factors among pregnant women attending ANC clinic at University of Gondar Hospital, 2013. An institution based cross-sectional study design was used to collect data with a face-to-face interview technique. Bivariate and multivariate analysis was used to identify associated factors for early ANC visit using SPSS version 20. From total women (N = 369) interviewed, 47.4% were timely booked. Mothers with younger age (AOR = 3.83, 95% CI: 1.89, 10.53), formal education (AOR = 1.06, 95% CI: 1.03, -7.61), previous early ANC visit (AOR = 2.39, 95% CI: 2.23, 9.86), and perceived ANC visit per pregnancy of four and greater were significantly associated with early ANC visit. Although late booking is a problem in this study, previous early utilization of ANC visit favors current timely booking. This indicates that the importance of early booking was appropriately addressed from previous visits. Counseling of timely booking during ANC visit should be strengthened. Moreover, empowering through education is also recommended.

  10. Event sequence variability in healthy swallowing: building on previous findings.

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    Molfenter, Sonja M; Leigh, Chelsea; Steele, Catriona M

    2014-04-01

    This study builds on previous work by Kendall, Leonard, and McKenzie, which investigated event sequence variability for 12 paired events during swallowing by healthy volunteers. They identified four event pairs that always occurred in a stereotyped order and a most common occurring overall order of events during swallowing. In the current study, we investigated overall event sequencing and the same four paired events in a sample of swallows by healthy young (under 45 years old) volunteers. Data were collected during a 16-swallow lateral videofluoroscopy protocol, which included manipulations of bolus volume, barium density, bolus viscosity, and swallow cueing. Our results agreed with previous findings that variable event sequencing is found in healthy swallowing, and, in regard to obligatory sequencing of two paired events, movement of the arytenoids toward the base of the epiglottis begins prior to upper esophageal sphincter (UES) opening and maximum hyolaryngeal approximation occurs after UES opening. However, our data failed to replicate the previous findings that there is obligatory sequencing of maximum pharyngeal constriction after maximal UES distension and the UES opens before bolus arrival at the UES. The most common observed overall event sequence reported by Kendall et al. was observed in only 4/293 swallows in our dataset. Manipulations of bolus volume, bolus viscosity, barium concentration, swallow cueing, and swallow repetitions could not completely account for the differences observed between the two studies.

  11. Prevalence of Infraumbilical Adhesions in Women With Previous Laparoscopy

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    Ku, Lowell; Wong, Herb; Liu, C. Y.; Phelps, John Y.

    2007-01-01

    Background and Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of intraabdominal adhesions to the umbilicus following gynecologic laparoscopy through an umbilical incision. Methods: A retrospective review was performed of all gynecologic laparoscopic procedures in a private practice setting to identify patients with a repeat laparoscopy who had a history of a previous laparoscopy through an umbilical incision. Patients with a history of other surgeries were excluded. All repeat laparoscopies used a left upper quadrant entry technique where the abdominal cavity was surveyed for adhesions. We also reviewed adverse events attributable to the left upper quadrant entry approach. Results: We identified 151 patients who underwent a second laparoscopy and had a previous umbilical scar. Thirty-two of the 151 (21.2%) patients with a history of a laparoscopy had evidence of adhesions to the umbilical undersurface. No adverse events or injuries were attributed to the left upper quadrant entry technique. Conclusions: Adhesions to the umbilical undersurface occur in 21.2% of patients who have undergone a prior laparoscopy through an umbilical incision. For this reason, we recommend an alternate location for entry in patients with an umbilical scar from a previous laparoscopy. PMID:17651555

  12. 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...

  13. New study reveals twice as many asteroids as previously believed

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    The ISO satellite Credits: ESA ISO An artist's impression of the ISO spacecraft. The ISO Deep Asteroid Search indicates that there are between 1.1 million and 1.9 million 'space rocks' larger than 1 kilometre in diameter in the so-called 'main asteroid belt', about twice as many as previously believed. However, astronomers think it is premature to revise current assessments of the risk of the Earth being hit by an asteroid. Despite being in our own Solar System, asteroids can be more difficult to study than very distant galaxies. With sizes of up to one thousand kilometres in diameter, the brightness of these rocky objects may vary considerably in just a few minutes. They move very quickly with respect to the stars - they have been dubbed 'vermin of the sky' because they often appear as trails on long exposure images. This elusiveness explains why their actual number and size distribution remains uncertain. Most of the almost 40,000 asteroids catalogued so far (1) orbit the Sun forming the 'main asteroid belt', between Mars and Jupiter, too far to pose any threat to Earth. However, space-watchers do keep a closer eye on another category of asteroids, the 'Near Earth Asteroids' or 'NEAs', which are those whose orbits cross, or are likely to cross, that of our planet. The ISO Deep Asteroid Search (IDAS), the first systematic search for these objects performed in infrared light, focused on main belt asteroids. Because it is impossible to simply point the telescope at the whole main belt and count, astronomers choose selected regions of the belt and then use a theoretical model to extrapolate the data to the whole belt. Edward Tedesco (TerraSystems, Inc., New Hampshire, United States) and François-Xavier Desert (Observatoire de Grenoble, France) observed their main belt selected areas in 1996 and 1997 with ESA's ISO. They found that in the middle region of the belt the density of asteroids was 160 asteroids larger than 1 kilometre per square degree - an area of the

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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